Posted by reverendjiam
In all the hustle and bustle of life – the noise and the dim of living – we are lucky to be able to hear small noises at all. Yet this is where the voice of the universe lays, in the tiny whispers of the breeze, rather than in the howling of the gale!
This is why is says in the scriptures “Be still and know “I Am”, God.” We have to calm ourselves down and be still, relaxed, calm and quiet to be able to hear the sounds of the universe. In the olden days this was much easier as they didn’t have cars, radios, television, ringing phones, etc., etc. Today we have to learn to Be calm inwardly in a noisy outside world. This is not the easiest of things to do, but it is possible and, like any new habit, becomes easier and easier as time passes.
One of the main aids to quieteness is to be able to turn off your brain’s incessant internal chatter! This must be done deliberately. One of the stages involves meditating and being able to see every thought as a bubble (like a water bubble on a flower). Once you can see a thought as a bubble, it is no problem to see two thoughts as bubbles. And then three thoughts and then four thoughts.
After this make a deliberate attenmpt to see hundreds of thoughts as bubbles. When you do this you will notice that betwwen each buble/thought is a dark space. That dark space is stillness. Zoom out and see millions of bubbles of thoughts and then have a look around you at the huge area of blackness. This blackness/stillness surrounds all thoughts! You can experiment by dipping your head into a thought and hearing the noise of it and then pulling your head out (Oi You, pull your head out! Lol!) and comparing the noise to the stillness of the blackness. Decide to make this blackness, this stillness your permanent home!
You will find in the stillnesss there is a soft whispering of a gentle voice – one that always whispers, that never shouts like thoughts do. This small, still voice is the one that the quote is referring too! This small still voice comes from “I Am” which is the knowable essence of God! You can test I Am and you find that it always speaks the truth. After a while you will come to love the voice of I Am and will listen to it daily. You will find yourself detaching from the thoughts of your brain and attaching yourself to I Am. I know it sounds like a contradiction but spiritual detach is simply detaching ourselves from the material world and attaching to I Am. We can still use all the benefits of the material world, just not be attached to them!
To know the voice of I Am is to know the voice of righteousness and so we become righteous in ourselves. Not the righteousness of thoughts – loud brazen and aggressive, but small, quite and retiring righteousness. There is another saying, “Only the righteous know the rewards of righteousness!” and that is certainly true.
In the material world you can be shown the rewards of things before you start, but in the spiritual world we have to rely on Hope (that the promise will Be fulfilled) and do the actions to actually Know the truth (“You will Know the truth and the truth will set you free“!) Hope of the rewards leads to actioning the actions and that leads to us learning the results of our actions and having the truth confirmed to us. Then we KNOW the truth of the promises and Faith grows! (all faith is based on knowledge -if it isn’t based on knowledge then it is simply superstition) Hope is an unfulfilled expectation of things to come, Faith is a knowledge of things that have happenedand this can be projected forward as Hope with a capital H!
All hope and faith come from the initial stilling of the thoughts in the brain. Notice i don’t call it the mind. This is because the Mind is actually based in our soul. This is why we called destructive acts< “mindless acts of vandalism” All destructive actions come from the brain, bereft of the soul’s mindful over-sight.
To “see” a thought doesn’t mean becoming involved with the thought, but seeing it as a third party would – from the outside and at a small distance away. Once you have made this initial step, you are one the journey to detachment. Detachment simply means not Being involved with the things of this world and attaching yourself to the things of the spiritual world – the quiet and the small, still voice.
There is nothing complicated about spirituality. But it is not easy because to become detached you have to turn against the ways of most of mankind, sometimes including you mother and father, brothers and sisters, friends and relatives, business associates and so forth. That is the hard part. You’ll find almost everything in life that is worth having is simple , but not necessarily easy! Never confuse the two words simple is not easy and easy is not simple!
But the doing makes it easier because Doing creates new habits. We are all simply creatures of habits. The habits we have may be helpful to us, but many are destructive. Untkl we sit down and begin analysing ourselves we live lives shaped by others. Up until the age of 8 everything a child hears and sees is absorbed unhindered by questioning thought (from the mind/soul) that is why Jesus said, “When I was a child I thought like a child, but now i am a man I must put away (discard) the things of childhood ( the wrong things we learned) and become a Man(note the capital M)”
I hope i haven’t rambled too much for you, but spiritual thoughts are seldom linear – “all things are involved with all things“!
I hope too that you will be able to use what I’ve said today to launch yourself to a higher spiritual reality,
May Love, Detachment, Health, Happiness, Peace, Success and Prosperity BE yours,
reverend master j’iam
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