'Enlightenment' Category Archive

The "I AM Presence" - Footnotes of the Ascended Master Discourses


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, June 09th, 2010 in Enlightenment

I recently stole a book from Meepe’s library that always caught my eye for it’s shriveled appearance. The old, withered hard-back cover and parched yellow pages hold a lone date of 1937, with $.25 written in pencil on the inside cover. I’ve been dying to unleash my creative spark lately, and more so through some sort of metaphysical experience and/or esoteric training, even one as indirect as this. So I’m going to write footnotes on each of the chapters and include some kind of art along with each one. This’ll be a series that I’ll do every so often in between some of the other articles I plan to write, but mostly because I’m a bloody-slow reader. Enjoy!

 
Ascended Master Discourses

The Ascended Master Discourses is a collection of lectures conveying the wisdom and mastery of various Ascended Masters. These teachings revolve around the individual "I AM Presence" - God - of light, love, and life, and aims to inspire the student with the ability to master their own existence, so-to-speak, and eventually attain true ascension, the unification of the physical body and the God-like body, the "I AM Presence."


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Nothing to fear but fear itself


Posted by Eric on Sunday, May 02nd, 2010 in Art / Enlightenment

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

All too often we don’t realize, and more often take for granted, the unity of the ego, or conscious mind, and the self, or unconscious mind. The ego has wants, desires credit, conjures the illusion of needs, feels jealousy, hate, discrimination, etc. Whereas the self is led purely by your Spirit, the Source, the Universe, God (take your pick), and only knows love, kindness, creativity, euphoria, etc. I perceive what I’m speaking of as the bond that mends those two levels of consciousness together.

Most people don’t have a full grasp on the idea that living life to their fullest extent requires harmony between the two consciousnesses. The yin cannot exist without the yang; peaks cannot exist without valleys; light without dark; heat without cold; so on and so on.

Fear, in all actuality, exists only in the ego.


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Believe in the Sun!


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 in Art / Enlightenment

Love is an extremely confusing concept to me; I always try to think about it scientifically. As I sit here and try to analyze it, I deactivate the very power it grants me with. My pendulum of love constantly sways back and forth, and my emotions play out based on my perception of the reality that I, myself, create.

The Sun doesn’t work this way. It’s unconditional. It’s been pummeling the Earth with it’s life-force rays of light-energy for millions of years, never once asking for anything in return. Show the Sun any kind of emotion or feeling (or lack thereof) and it will still shine bright as ever.

This is my goal. To be like the Sun. It’s my new ideology.


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The road less traveled


Posted by Eric on Friday, January 15th, 2010 in Art / Enlightenment

I find it amazing how I have so much trouble just doing the things I want to do. From simple shit like picking up around the house, to the more complicated and intimidating things like finishing projects, big or small. There is always some sort of Resistance that comes in right when you feel the urge or thought to do that thing. It might be that... you’re too tired to do yoga in the morning, and the extra twenty minutes of hanging out under the blankets outweighs the clarity of thought and feel-good attitude you’d have for the rest of the day. Or it might be that you’d rather play video games than to clean the kitchen.


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Paranoia, Fear, and Illusion


Posted by Eric on Monday, August 17th, 2009 in Enlightenment

The following text is quoted from a blog at LoveAZombie.com that I wanted to share since it falls in line with what I’ve been writing about lately. I elaborated a little bit to add punctuation etc and to help the text flow better.

If I wasn’t so darn paranoid I wouldn’t have been paying attention!
Posted by Conscious Zombie on Wednesday, October 15, 2003

In my opinion people try too hard to rationalize and label what they’re feeling, like this dummy-land scenario...


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New study suggests antidepressents are the sensible alternative to actually dealing with your issues


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, August 05th, 2009 in Enlightenment / Rants

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday.

OMG I have wanted to write about this for so long!

OK, So... I’ve been taking antidepressants for the last 2½ years, and I must say that I’ve been much happier in the last 5 days of not taking them than I was for that entire length of time being a zombie in this play called Life. I keep a journal, notebook, whatever-the-hell you wanna call it; and in that notebook are countless pages of me yelling at myself to get off the drugs. I finally took my own words of advice.


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Separation of Church and your face


Posted by Eric on Tuesday, August 04th, 2009 in Enlightenment / Rants

This article started as a comment on a friend’s blog, but I ended up typing what would appear in a tiny comment box as an entire article in and of itself. We all know what sensitive subjects these are, and this article, along with those linked herein, are sure to somewhat upset someone, somewhere, at sometime.

So the original article can be found here (The Binary Biker: Pseudo-Science and Religion). The article (in case you’re too lazy to read it) is basically about the birth of a skeptic through misleading information provided by the now-skeptic’s church-comic containing information attempting to prove falsity in the moon-landing. It’s a pretty good read except for the last paragraph, to which I retort with the following retortion and have thus retorted.


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"Bound by your imagination..."


Posted by Eric on Monday, May 04th, 2009 in Enlightenment / Quotes

There is a video I’d like to share with you. It may be a lot to take in at first, but watch it a couple times. It’s 10 minutes, so if you watched it 3 times (get ready for the best made-up word of the month) you’d've sat through that lame episode of primetime TV you just watched. At least use your eyes to take in something enlightening, even if you don’t necessarily agree right now...


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