Getting Un-Stuck

 

 

getting unstuck

If I could just make up my mind!  Which way do I go?

 

GETTING UN-STUCK

 

Have you ever been stuck? Really stuck?

It’s those times when we doubt our own abilities because it appears as if the world around us is closing in.

If you are currently experiencing things of discomfort or displeasure (and if you are not then you are not growing and becoming more than you ever have before!) then one thing you can be sure of is that the Universal Presence is bored with your expression in the world.

Each of us have come to this plane of existence loaded with everything necessary for a happy and successful life, yet if that discomfort and discontent, all your displeasures in life, are etching away at your intended success, then something could use just a little shot of Love.

To hold thoughts that things aren’t going as planned or as desired is to believe that there is something else in the Universe holding onto some of the Power that is already infused into every idea and every thought, and we have altered our current level of Trust and Gratitude and in exchange for the decrease in our faith, we receive an experience of “less-than” or “not-enoughness.

Now, there is nothing intrinsically wrong or misguided here, there is simply a compromise of Gratitude. Remembering that Gratitude is the anointing of increase in our lives, it could do us well to maintain a constant or increasing sense of Gratitude within our Hearts. (It also aids in a rapid demonstration of our desires when we also state loudly and to all who inquire of us where this Power exists and how it is utilized through the avenues of our expression in the world.)

I have seen myself, over the years, hang on to things and ideas that I really do know no longer serve me, yet something inside of me keeps returning to this patternistic relapse into old ideas and expressions, and I often wonder: “If I see this coming why don’t I stop myself before the eventual calamity?

Is suffering necessary?

I have a friend who enjoys pain. And then me, I prefer the painless existence. Think of a prize fighter…something inside that individual must enjoy pain, must enjoy the impact of a punch, and it must set him off into greater expression (and the ability to better protect himself) if he intends to win this competition.

Now I bring up the fighter because I believe we are all prize-fighters. We have agreed to this life not intending to lose any battles we enter into, and we must enter into battle because we were born to fight! Just as a cow must produce milk because it is a cow, a prize-fighter must fight because he is a fighter. A Doctor must treat conditions within his field of medicine because his interest and his “inherent call” (or what he chose to be before entering this life—if you are of the mindset that we have free-will we must have had it before entering this life time and hence we must have made this our choice!) compels him to heal and understand ailments, viruses, and anatomy.

Each of us sets before ourselves limits of resistance and limits of excellence. We generally resist what we are truly excellent at because we made the decision prior to having a mind and a physical form by which to express through, and having that and not the experience prior to making the decision, we may sublimely “feel” as if we weren’t “Cut out for this!

It’s this very sublime hindrance that has always stood in our way of successful living.

Every decision and every thought has brought us to this moment and every idea and every action has either proven our likes or dislikes to the decisions we have made. Depression is simply an inward look at our inadequacies mixed with an outward expression of dissatisfaction and it generally leaves us motionless and fearful.

This lack of motion in our lives when we mix it with fear holds us captivated by doubt and disrupts the natural flow of Life within us which becomes some form of outward (physical) disturbance (sickness, illness, disease) bringing with it all the forms of limitation we must NOW learn to overcome to achieve a balance of our “desires manifesting” and “the world of effects outpicturing” constantly showing us we are moving in the wrong direction.

How often have you heard yourself ask yourself: “Why did I do that?” and we often follow it up by a train of thought that goes something like this:

Stupid! That was fucking stupid! I can’t believe I just did that! I know better!

And the rest of the story and the dialogue you already know far to well so I won’t waste any words depicting how you might continue!!!

We bash ourselves. We talk nasty and horrible to ourselves which just magnifies and amplifies that amount of work that must NOW be done to overcome this additional negativity and mindful attention we have given it. (It might help to remember that whatever we give our attention too grows.   What you focus on increases—have you noticed?)

When in this state of mind the tendency to spend more money than we have, to purchase things that we believe might make us feel better, we go to the physicians to see if they can help us so we take another pill or drink another drink or smoke another hit or shoot another spoonful believing in this and its ability to relieve what we NOW term PAIN so that we may once again return to that place of bliss and peace we know exists “When everything is right!”

Have you heard yourself make promises to others? Like…

When I win the lottery…” or

When I get this raise…

When my kids move out that’s when…” or

When I get my tax return I am going to…

Excuses. Justifications. Just simply logical reasons not to move forward. Yes?

You make every decision. You think every thought. You take every step necessary and all those that disrupt and cause strife and upset. You say all those things out loud and yet also have a private very contradictive conversation with yourself that argues away all the possibilities rather than looking at all the potentials and probabilities. You hide when you should be exposed. You run towards danger when you should step lightly and cautiously using reason and intuition to guide you. You listen to others, and ministers, and lawyers, and friends and doctors when your natural organic self is speaking to you in clear and definitive communication to move in another direction or to just stop altogether!

We all do this!

The Apostle Paul says in the Bible: “That which I should do…that I do not do. And that which I should not do…that I do!” And I can relate!

How many times have you purposely gone against your own better thinking and then said to yourself after the fact: “Doh! And I knew better!”

Don’t be alarmed this occurs in your experience…you can’t avoid it! Your prior decisions brought you to this moment in time and everything in the Universe conspired for your Greatest Good so that you may discover by uncovering this errant thought and these personality driven fears that look like Love, and recover from the errors (sins—mistakes) of the past and move graciously forward into the future by understanding this present moment.

Leave critical thinking alone! Don’t over think. Feel instead. Be a “Full Feeler of Your Feelings.” Not your emotions, your feelings. They are not the same! (This explanation will come in a future blog.)

Trust in that ability “to know” through feeling rather than through logic. Our emotional state of being comes about through a dispute or argument or misunderstanding of the logic of the mind and the wisdom of the heart.   For Peace to exist in our reality (the one we are currently experiencing and expressing through) we must have an agreement of the logic of the mind and the wisdom of the heart. For there to be a Perfect Experience in the world of our affairs, for things to run smoothly and joyously, we must consciously work towards understanding what we “feel” and what we think and at the same time take every possible step to become aware of the communication that is going on between the two.

You might ask yourself:

What does my mind say about this?” (Whatever this is that is currently going on in your life.)

What is my heart saying about this?

What am I feeling now that I recognize this expression I am experiencing in the world?

Is this feeling consistent to that which I ‘say’ I desire to be experiencing?

Knowing the answers to these questions will ultimately set you on a course of discovery that shall uncover hidden inconsistencies in your thinking and how as a human expressing in this world, we have the ability to change our experience based upon the direction and course of thinking mixed with what we are saying about what it is we are feeling about whatever it is that is currently going on. It’s all so simple yet it really isn’t that easy to achieve this type of regular (religious) practice. Yet if we wish to see “change” in our lives this MUST occur in our processes.

Stuckness is refusing to regulate the incoming thoughts that generate the repeat experiences we have in consecutive moments that generate negative and unpleasant expressions in the world.

Getting unstuck simply is removing the patterns of thought that continually must flow in that similar direction so as to warrant “the same experience” recurring over and over.

The cure: “Pour in the constructive opposite.

Just pour it in in an over abundance like you would over-filling a glass of your favorite drink.

Utilize the Power within you, harness it for your own Good by having a different conversation with yourself. No one can get you unstuck but you because no one got you stuck but you!

Get yourself unstuck today—

To have what you never have had before you must be willing to do what you never have considered doing before.

 

Peace and Blessings along your path.

May our paths join somewhere, somehow, someday.

 

Rev. Les DeMarco

 

Let’s Not Force the Issue

I was traveling recently.  And what I discovered is that as long as I tend to my own affairs traveling is much easier.  Now I say this just to bring a point forward metaphysically…and that is…that we are the arbiters of our own experience.

Now it’s easy to fall prey to life when things around us don’t feel as if they should. I mean, when we are down in the pits because  we have been regulating our own lives, scheduling and planning for ourselves, and trusting on this invisible God of the Internet, to bring to us exactly what our intentions are.  We know better.  We do!  But we tell ourselves “Sometimes it’s Better to Just Not Force the Issue.”

Furthermore, what I have discovered is that many folks just don’t move at my pace.  I find it rather disconcerting dealing with individuals whom should be professionals but really are just filling a position, and when I expect that others should move at my pace with my expertise and with my exactness I am let down each and every time.  I know that should I go to a manager, go to a supervisor, all that is going to transpire is someone is going to get a mark against their record because I expected a professional but the store provided me a stand in, only now the store will reprimand the employee for not satisfying the consumer based upon the most current records (which now includes my complaint and statements of disatisfication.).

But rather the contrary.  I discovered that my life is a mess because though I may not be a victim to these morons that are in charge of destinations, of inventories, or even of financial informations and that kind of stuff which a life may hinge upon some morons inability to see reality for what it is, rather than all the little check boxes that one has to manipulate to even begin to achieve a modicum of success.

Now, as I move thorough this dialogue today, what I would like each of you, the readers, to know is that all though there is this one slant that always seems to show up in my posts, what I would like each of you to know is that you are loved.  There is this Divine Essence within all of Life that constantly is sourcing and supplying each of us with each and everything that we could possibly desire.

Now…how does this fit into “sometimes it’s better to just not force the issue?”

Well…As many of you may know…the Holy Spirit has directed my paths and where that has landed me is Hawaii.  I have lived in California a greater percentage of my life and there is a certain mindset to California (as I am certain you all must be saying that there is a certain mindset to where each of you are from as well!) and I am used to moving and shaking.  In other words, to making things happen even in the unlikelihood that they may not or most likely, should not!

Now, if you know me, you know that when God grabs me by the nape of the neck and pushes me into one of these really advantageous situations (usually so filled with pain and confusion, with incoherency and distrust) that I cannot begin to reconcile the turn of events of the limitless possibilities and so I am forced to respond to Spirit in the capacity upon which it has grabbed me.

Some of you may be saying, “what the hell is he talking about?” And what i can tell you is that all of life is moving each and everyone of us toward this “greater yet to be” and as long as we are willing to go along for the ride we shall enjoy this pleasurable thing that we call, wealth, health, and happiness.

When I say “Go along for the ride” it’s not something that should be taken lightly.  Every vicissitude of humanity and all of societies pitfalls and the dregs of humanity, surely must come before the individual that takes on this life of Christ.

When we look at the Master Jesus we can see that he most likely wasn’t a small and weak-like individual.  Thinking about how large and how strong those tables must have been back then to have held all that gold…al those gold and silver coins that everyone paid for tax, and yet Jesus flipped these over  screaming “You shall not make my father’s house a den of thieves!”

We all have this great life before us, and each of us have had dreams much too large for our own liking…yet…who created those dreams  Why did they fall upon the screen of our existence?

So when I say “sometimes It’s Better to just not force the issue,” what I am talking about is saying no to God.  When that Holy Spirit dumps it’s game plan or should i say, as the Great Mysterious One uploads into our massive computer system that we call our brains, should we have tried to stop this great download from happening what we would have discovered is that trust like any good piece of software, when you don’t have the right peripherals and the right memory and the right amount of processing power, not only doesn’t the software (or the operating system at what ever level of architecture we are dealing with) work right, but often times, the memory system falls to load all the necessary information to make calculated and informed decisions.

Our brains perform this very same way.

In Religious Science we often say that the “Will of God” is that everyone should have all that they desire only without the necessary or the requirement that it must come from someone else or that someone else might not have now because we do now have.

Don’t force the issue.  There is a Divine Plan and you and I are part of it and It has our Highest and Greatest Good directly in the path of our very own ability to receive.  Now the question is:  Are you willing to receive the Good that is before you or are you waiting for a Greater Good to appear?  Nothing is more important than all that is before us today.  Those things that we witness before our eyes have been placed there by a greater receptivity and a greater establishment of all that is…just like the radio receiver never questions where it’s source originates at and from.

Forcing the issue generally causes pain.  Nothing is more unsatisfying that getting what it is we desire only to not be able to enjoy it because our health is lacking or our pocket book is failing or sitting in the red.

I know how things can get and I know how things look when we are doing our best and yet that doesn’t seem to be good enough.  I have watched.  I have had the rug pulled out from under my feet and yet I remain steadfast in knowing and trusting that “It’s better to Just Not Fore the Issue.”  Just because I want something  Just because that desire is filled with every Good Reason why this or that should be within my reach if not already within my experience.  I know that God within me has implanted these things here for my greater good and for the greatest expression of Its love.  Our job yours and mine is to receive the Good that is before us.  Let the rest go.  Only take what we are absolutely certain is destined for us and can be used by us for God’s purpose in our lives.

Let’s stop wasting time with trying to make life all that we want and just not force the issue.  Things will go much smoother.  You might not get the thrill out of giving people a hard time about getting whatever it is that you desire, but you will certainly achieve your desire.

Blessings along the road.

Rev. Les

Thinking Along End Lines

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How often in life do we get the opportunity to just start again? To pack up the family and friends (what’s left of them,) and just move onto something greater than anything ever imaginable. Something that there could be absolutely no way of knowing just how fantastic it could become!

Recently I discovered that since I wasn’t feeling so well, that I should do something to really enjoy myself and to try to get the best experience possible under my skin so that should this life’s end (and the doctors swear it is ending very soon!) at least, I would have made some accommodations for my children and grand children (after all if we do anything in this life we should make a better life for our family and friends!) At least that’s what I was taught as a child by my grandparents. What did you learn?

I see that though I really think I should be living longer, there is this constant agony, this constant driving pain, this never-ending sorrow within my body. However, I am keenly aware that it is my ego mind that chooses to continue because with my personality type, I really am unable to do any other thing than this (I am a winner! A conqueror! A vigilante for my own Good!). What about you? What makes you different?

I don’t resist. No not at all, I conquer, but this beast that I conquer, is me; and in case you haven’t noticed this about yourself yet…everywhere you go there you are! And there is just no conquering the beast that is the “you” that wants to succeed. To live!

I do love me, and I do know that so many choices I have made over the years are culminating into this very experience that I am having today. And for the most part…I am not happy with the experience I am having! Waking up and actually seeing consciousness…seeing how those fears, those doubts, those misconceptions, those most incredible thought streams of negativity have become the very experience that I condemn today. The biggest part of the work that I have to do is to uncover the True Self within… that part of me untouched by this human experience.

I cry inside. Lo! I yearn for those days to truly believe that I may “pick up my bed and walk,” only today, I do realize that I have been walking, and I just haven’t made that big of a difference as I know that I should have made, not could have made, I’ve done all that. I just realize that my perception of what is possible for me scares the hell out of most folks and yet I know, I have held back, never quite putting everything forward. Do you hold back? It’s comfortable isn’t it?

I think somewhere I learned to always keep a reserve because you never know when you will need it. Did you learn that too? (Who taught us that?)

It’s almost like never leaving home without having clean underwear on! I bet you heard that one too, I mean after all, if you got into an accident you would want to have clean underwear on wouldn’t you? (Personally I know if I get in an accident my underwear probably would remain clean anyway so does it really make that much of a difference?)

Hahahahaha! (Some of you may be saying what the fuck?—Scorning those who are seeking to see the eloquent Rev. Les DeMarco!)

What is it in life that makes us think about our life? Have you ever asked yourself that? Why do we concern ourselves with deep questions, questions that if we had the answer too, we most likely wouldn’t be satisfied with what we discover. It is a common issue with wanting to know the truth isn’t is? We will find out something we really wish we didn’t learn.

If I’ve taken on a belief in death I think that is quite okay. I’d rather be a realist than to be driving along sometime in complete denial (when I feel like shit, I can’t focus, my body is unable to navigate simple depth and eye-to-hand motions), and then having a traffic accident and wiping out a family with a newborn. How do you live with that? When there was an opportunity to have someone else drive or something could have been delivered? Is that stubbornness or is that the just the basic nature of man unable to tolerate the fact that the body is aging, it’s pain ridden—no longer capable of eye-to-hand simple coordination and sleep eludes endless cycles of days turning into nights and the sun making it daytime again. Yawn!  I get bored with the story within my head about life itself, this physical life.

I long for those days when thoughts of my health and welfare and that of my family weren’t present and constantly nagging at me as if I may have failed in some area or in the life itself. What is the purpose of life? Why do we consider it so valuable and the blood line. What is the importance of keeping it pure. Keeping it from being infected by racist ideas and cultural discrepancies. Why do I fear the integration of the Soul into a multi-cultural experience? What holds back the chains of time and the dregs of humanity from truly revealing the truth about life?

I am bored with how stupid most people are. We all possess this ability to be and do more than we ever have before yet it appears to me as if the common pull of humanity is to sit on her laurels and wait for the next greater-yet-to-be to be delivered (actually handed to us) on a silver platter! It’s like we are all waiting to collect the full winnings of the lottery. We have neither purchased the ticket nor have we engaged in the developing of a definite plan for how we will utilize that win fall for the betterment of all of humanity!

As I’ve escaped the torture of trying to do ministry within the confines of an organization or a spiritual director, the lessons that I have learned are that only the “Holy Spirit” has authority over the lives of us whom believe in the Son of God. I know Ernest Holmes believed in the Son of God and he mentioned in the Beverly Hills lectures that Jesus Christ was our Salvation from Eternal Damnation. (Which he stated over and over in the Science of Mind that damnation was the effect of our thinking turned against the Greater Good that we know we truly have come here fully orbed to express.)

Far too long I sat under the throws of duress thinking that there was something that I needed to prove in order to become fully ordained by God to do that which I know I have come here to do. How do you express or explain that to someone whom might not have a philosophical platform or basis by which he or she may determine the experiences of his or her life? I mean, isn’t it important to know whether we’re enjoying life or not and if we don’t analyze whether we’re having a good time how would we ever know we’re living the life that we came here to live?

I just want to be a pleasant place in the morning. I would rather have it that people as well as my dogs enjoy having the time with me in the morning! I don’t want to be killing flies all day just to finally get some peace in my head or in my living environment! I desire for that peace and that calm to emanate from within. I know that as I continue to follow my heart, to listen to that inner voice within, and then follow that up with a corresponding action step, that’s when my life becomes all that I imagined it could become. (It’s me isn’t it that has to do the work if I want my life to improve?)

Quite often I have found that just by sitting down and telling myself what I intend for this day, helps significantly towards me actually taking a step in that direction. If I don’t voice my Truth how will I know the Truth that is within me? Often I have found that if someone would just help me, I might take that step, but that’s just never going to happen is it? If I want my life to change, it’s me that must take that step and though others around me may support that step, and some may walk beside me, the experience will be mine. I have to be the one to take the step. Do you agree?

Even if you don’t think you can take that required step, nevertheless be willing for something or someone to show up and make that step feasible. Often times, what I have discovered is that as long as I have been willing to at least imagine that I am taking the step, that step gets taken in some respect, though should I enlist all my senses and even my life energies, the step is the only thing that needs to take place because the Universe has this great tendency to always be manifesting each of our great Good. But we do have to recognize that good, claim that good, and actually take a step toward that good if we are to have the experience of that good.

So my life is my experience of my choices. Do I choose to live it in the pain I feel today or shall I move forward knowing that I am filled and infused with that sense of Life that always supports a Greater Expression of Love in the world? I have to be that Love. I choose to live large. The expression of good within me is limitless and today I must express that Good if I am to experience that Good.

Will you join me?

To Serve or Be Served

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To Serve or Be Served

The more I study and the more involved in my own evolution I become, the more I discover that there is so much more to be revealed.

Now I don’t know about you but I really am after understanding who I am, where I am headed, and Who I Am Becoming, as much as I am interested in Whoever this is right now!

And that means that I have to be willing to do the work it takes to not only find out who that might be, but I have to be willing to decide if that’s truly who I “Do” want to be, where I want to be going.

And the only sure way to get anywhere is to stand our ground and not back down…not until we’ve made some realization!

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