Neil Kramer : Atonement

https://neilkramer.com/roamcast-25-atonement/

The way we conduct ourselves tells of our spiritual embodiment. The way we move in the world reflects our inner state, not necessarily always what we would like, but rather what is, in any given moment. So when we observe a person who intuitively conducts themselves with purpose and grace, we are witnessing the reflection of something valuable inside.

Many people attempt to simulate purposeful graceful behavior, but it never quite holds true, if it isn’t. The delusional decay within permeates their performance; you can smell it.

Genuinely good conduct is a joy to behold. It is an art form to see someone with goodness in motion, truly good in their marrow. Someone who knows how to do things, simple things: how to express gratitude and appreciation, how to write a letter, how to hold, how to give and receive, how to listen, how to ask, how little or how much to talk, when to help, when not to help; they just instinctively know what to do.

To me, these social skills represent the basics of human communication, the ground floor rudimentary protocols for how to treat each other well, how to embody virtue and consideration. And when we do these things, we inspire courteous, intelligent, warmhearted families and communities which are a pleasure to participate in.

To some people, all of this might sound a bit too much, too much to ask. A person might even say, ‘Well, to hell with that. I just do what I do, and if someone doesn’t like that, then that’s too bad, that’s the way I am.‘ Well, you’ll notice, with a person like this, that they usually have bad conduct. They don’t want to look at themselves, it is troubling for them to believe that they might be behaving badly, so they just do what they do and bury their problems. And in so doing, they are essentially telling you that they operate only for their own comfort, their own security, their own entertainment. And if that means being selfish or inconsiderate or even vulgar and disruptive, then so be it… They are not capable of generating or sustaining the harmony that they fantasize about, because they do not have it within themselves.

But, let’s concentrate on those that do. What can we learn here?

When we do see someone who behaves well, someone with whom time shared is a joy, what is it that they are doing, exactly, that makes it so good? Is it just some arbitrary personalized list of things that they do, preferences and attributes that we just sort of happen to like? Or is something more universal going on? I would say it is the skill of judging appropriateness that makes someone’s behavior so beautiful. The ability for the individual to naturally gauge the suitability of a thing: a word, a gesture, physical space, the volume of voice in different environments, appropriateness of humor, kinds of language in the presence of old people and children, facial expressions, tone of communication, everything.

Appropriateness is built on thoughtfulness, thinking about how your actions affect the world around you: you, the people you are with, the people passing by, the land, the animals, the plants, the elements, society at large, your family, your companions, your loved ones… How is your passage through the day affecting the world, the elements of life in which you are inextricably intertwined? What is the quality of your presence?” ~Neil Kramer

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FORECAST – JULY 2019 : FRICTION

https://thepowerpath.com/monthly-forecast/july-2019-monthly-forecast/

“July is a “hot” month of intensity channeled either into positive conceptions, ideas and bursts of creative energy or into irritation, damaging aggression and explosive destruction. The choice is obviously yours. You will need to pay attention and monitor closely how you react and use this friction as well as setting good boundaries against those who are not using it so well.

Friction is necessary to ignite a new spark, a new fire that will fuel something new in your life. However, if you do not focus this energy, it will burn up more than you bargained for. The image is that of two pieces of wood that are used to create a spark that can be used to build a fire. Fire was a revolutionary discovery for the human experience. It can be used to cook food, keep warm and to nurture your personal environment. It can also be deadly when it gets out of control and burns everything in its path.

The ignition from tension and friction this month should be used very wisely. Be present and aware of what is causing it in your life and how it can support change and fuel new projects, relationships and improvements. If you are passive, in denial or allow others to take over, it may not go so well. So, set your boundaries and protection but at the same time, look to your own inner friction and allow it to ignite something that will have a positive outcome. This can be an exceptionally creative month especially if you focus on what is ahead instead of what is behind you. Keep your eyes on the door on the other side of the room of ten thousand distractions and you will stay on the golden line.

You can also use this month for helping to clear, dissolve, and transform the things in your life that need to evolve to a higher state… [I]n order to fully step into something new you need to first create space for it…

We have two eclipses this month intensifying the energy. Eclipses always support change but can take whatever is happening in your life and around you into an accelerated process. This is helpful in some cases but chaotic and irritating in others… [U]se the energy of these eclipses as well as the friction as allies and positive tools to proactively move forward in your life.”

Neil Kramer : Higher Journeys Radio – The Path To Truth

https://neilkramer.com/higher-journeys-radio-the-path-to-truth/

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.”

CLICK HERE for an MP3. Find out more at Higher Journeys Radio.

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.
~Neil Kramer

https://www.transmutationfilm.com/

Thich Nhat Hanh Wisdom

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9074.Thich_Nhat_Hanh?page=1

“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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDW6FYdIoYE
[full audio book]

FORECAST – JUNE 2019 : ADAPTING

https://thepowerpath.com/monthly-forecast/june-2019-monthly-forecast/

“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.”

FORECAST – MAY 2019 : AWARENESS

https://thepowerpath.com/monthly-forecast/may-2019-monthly-forecast/

“[T]he month of May will give all of us an opportunity to reflect, go inward, and take a good inventory of who we are, where we are, who we are with, what we are doing, where we are living, how we are supported (or not), what needs to change and what our next steps are.

All of this requires Awareness. You can no longer sweep your patterns, bad habits, pain, wounds, fears, and ego driven attitudes and behaviors under the rug and hope they will someday just go away or be fixed by someone else. Now is the time to become Aware and Awake so you can step into your life with more presence, more power and greater purpose…

A higher centered awareness of what a gift life is can inspire us to be better, do better and to be in more acceptance of challenges and to think positively about our future. Awareness requires presence, and presence is the point of power. You cannot change anything unless you are first fully aware of it. So, it will be an exceptionally good month for reflection, study, self-observation, and opening up in ways you could not ever have imagined…

This takes courage and can be terrifying but extremely exciting at the same time. There is a fine line between terror and excitement and your task this month is to drop into the inspired state of excitement as you become aware of what is possible and what needs to happen to move yourself forward.

The benefit for you and the opportunity you have this month is to raise your level of consciousness, awareness and vibration so that your experience of life is fuller and more powerful with your senses more open and your ability to react and act in the moment is more proactive and engaged and responsible.”

FORECAST – APRIL 2019 : TRUTH > CHOICE > ACTION

https://thepowerpath.com/monthly-forecast/april-2019-monthly-forecast/

“This is a very interesting month with many ups and downs, twists and turns, eccentric insights, and changes and reversals that will definitely keep you on your toes. The themes of Truth, Choice and Action create a channel for transformation that is much like the birth canal. The only way out is by going through it and there is no going back.

Truth comes as an inner knowing not yet defined. Choice is the emotional commitment that needs no explanation or reason. Action is the disciplined follow-through that anchors a new path.

We often think of truth as something connected to our thoughts and intellect, something we can define and explain, but truth in this context is a fuller knowing and more of an insight that does not yet have a mental definition. Truth will come from an intuitive reaction that precedes understanding and will have to be trusted as authentic…

Watch for fear to surface as a challenge to overcome. Fear that you may be making the wrong choice, fear that you will not be able to follow through, fear that you won’t have what it takes, fear that your life will get worse and not better, all of which are really the mind simply wanting to take back control over what it does not understand by inserting doubt into your truth…

So, you will need to step it up this month and be disciplined about following through with your choices and decisions. If you don’t follow through with action because of fear, doubt, ambivalence, or worry about what others may think, you may get lost in the limbo place of not being able to move forward. Remember the birth canal. The only way out is through. Getting stuck will be very uncomfortable…

The future is a void of possibilities and if you stay present with your truth and allow for your authentic choices to guide your actions, you will manifest the right situation for yourself.”