Neil Kramer talks to Alexis Brooks on Higher Journeys Radio.
We talk about the Transmutation movie, awakening and depth, choosing truth, equity in spiritual adventure, nature as ally, supernatural structures, suffering as purification, the 3D going away, everything is in the voice, spiritual detective skills, power flows into equilibrium.
Alexis writes: “…Why is it that some individuals have a natural thirst for discovery and others are perfectly okay with living a status quo existence? And in this age of revelation why is it that still the masses seem so tethered to their sleep state, even while the truth is beckoning their attention? Neil addresses these questions with his usual eloquence and unmistakable candor.”
“Genuine spiritual life, the essence of it, is that the whole superstructure here is of supernatural origin, and the controlling factor in this temporary earth in which we’re in is negative. So dealing with that negativity, confronting the negative, is an essential part of spiritual accomplishment.
That means, to have wisdom, you must suffer…
The ten wisest people I know, they’ve all suffered. And I, too, suffer. But I suffer less and less because I’ve improved my relationship with disharmony and I see that suffering is purification, and the more that you can do it in it’s burning core, the less it dogs you in life, and the less you’re despondent or desolate or fed up or in pain, because you allow the suffering to do its thing, and that is a purifying fire… That is an essential part of alchemy. Until that takes place, you cannot know something. So pain is essential in spiritual life. Essential.“
“Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.”
“If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.”
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
“The soil of our mind contains many seeds, positive and negative. We are the gardeners who identify, water, and cultivate the best seeds.”
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
“Due to attachment, anger, and foolishness, I have committed numberless mistakes in speech, deed and thought. I bow my head and repent. I vow from today to begin anew, to live day and night in mindfulness, and not to repeat my previous mistakes.”
“When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.”
“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.”
“By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.”
“My actions are my only true belongings.”
The Art of Communicating, by Thich Nhat Hanh
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“This month is about looking forward at how you can be flexible and creative instead of back at what you are losing due to change and unexpected circumstances. When change occurs and situations are not what you expected, there is always opportunity to evolve in a positive way, to expand your perception of what is possible and to think outside the box. This requires a willingness to adapt, receptivity to something new, and trust that all is moving in the direction of positive personal evolution. The more optimistic and proactive you can be during the process, the better the outcome.
When unexpected situations occur, the tendency often is to judge them as negative and disruptive of our comfort. We try to hold on to what we know and what we are familiar with, resisting change and focusing on the past instead of the future. This month we will quickly learn that focusing on the past and holding on to our attachments is a waste of time. Change is unavoidable and the best preparation is to be fully adaptable to what is coming…
What is coming is a mystery and the mystery can be either frightening and stress producing, or exciting and inspiring in the anticipation of something new. It takes courage and letting go of your comfort zone to take advantage of the adventure of what change can bring into your life. If you know how you want your life to feel, that intention will drive the trust you need to have to keep you looking forward with enthusiasm instead of backwards with fear…
One of the challenges this month is the potential for confusion and uncertainty when faced with the unknown. If you can tune into how you wish to feel, it will diffuse the confusion. The other challenge is the discomfort you may feel during the process of adapting. Think of the discomfort as growing pains that come with the territory. Whenever you embark on a new project, relationship, move or discipline, there is always the unknown factor of how it will all turn out. Enjoy the journey, the adventure with all its gifts, lessons, initiations and opportunities for empowerment…
It is a month of adapting, transformation, evolution and transition. Keep your vibration as high as you can and navigate it well.”