Friday, October 31, 2014

OCTOBER BLOG POSTS SYNOPSIS



OCTOBER 2014 THREESIMPLEQUESTIONS BLOG POSTS

CHANGE OF HEART - I am here to get our group to move on this project, this decision. Being powerless causes an agonizing experience.  I’m stuck. I MUST be willing to be powerless. I do not have a clue what to do, my Higher Self, the Wiser Person within me who have been watching this looping for months, are able to get involved.

I AM THE CONCEALER - In this age, I am cut off from the Truth about myself for an indispensable reason – I need to become as strong as possible. That way I can withstand the forces in today’s world. I must be at full capacity and if that means I’m egoistic and filled with myself – then so be it! This is my preparation for the future – for the time when I wish to transform my capacities into spiritual capacities. I must be Free. Until then, I need The Concealer. (This is the “Micha-el Idea”.)

WHEN YOU ARE CRUSHED, WHAT GOES IN? OR WHAT IS RELEASED? - Without being challenged, broken, wounded, or tested how will our spirit receive anything creative or idealistic from the spiritual world? Or, maybe we need to be crushed so that we can offer the unique gift we keep locked tight within us, and be an inspiration to someone else?

WHO LETS THE DOGS OUT? - Anger, Doubt and Egoism are three big dogs I keep fenced in. I keep them for self-protection. Sometimes they get out and run about terrorizing people. And I have to go chasing them.  Then I have to apologize. These are very BIG dogs. They are very important parts of my life. But, who lets these dogs out?

TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS) FOR CANCER - I am a part of two writers groups in which are a number of cancer survivors – myself included. It seems to be the case that we receive cancer without a clear statement of the Terms of Service (TOS) as what was recently released by Facebook.

VAPOR TRAIL OF THE SPIRIT - I am your checkbook, your check register, your credit card statement, your Quicken, QuickBooks, Peachtree accounts, or the way in which you make note of how you spend your money. I am the vapor trail of YOUR Spirit moving into Matter – into your Life.

NIGHT SELF - The Day Self is the ash of the flame which lights the Night – the ash of YOUR flame as you unfold. Your Night Self is the invisible Night Flame which is the inner fire in the soul, the sense of Self which you dimly see fluttering just out of sight on rare occasions, the power you weep to unfurl in the day.

© Copyright 2014, Jean W. Yeager
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Monday, October 20, 2014

CHANGE OF HEART

WHO AM I?
     Here we go again.
     You and I are members of a faculty, work team, parent group whatever; like two Carrot People in a line of People, TRYING to work together. But, you and I have this THING.
It is the same old thing. We’ve been over this ground so often that the ruts between your heart and mine are deep and well known to us both.
I perceive you standing in position “A” and you perceive me standing in position “B”. This is where we each stand.
Then you say “w”, like you ALWAYS say “w”, and I say “x” like I always say “x”.
Your “w” makes my attitude feel like I’ve got to say “x” – I always say “x”, because you say “w”. There you go again!
My “x” makes your attitude respond as you always do. “She sounds like a record player – there she goes again!” Is that all she’s got?” And, then, you respond “y”, and I can see your mind closing, once again.
And your “y” always shuts me down and makes me respond “z”. I’ve got to say “z”! I can’t let you get away with “y”! So I say “z”.
     And we go back and forth ‘round and ‘round. It’s a Closed Loop.

WHAT DO I WANT?
     I want for you to have your eyes opened! For you to see the Truth. For you to have a Change of Heart. For you to change your ways! We’ve been stuck in this position for so long, You are just a Carrot Person. I am now sure I just can’t change you. You’re too stuck, too Powerful.
     But the disagreement is keeping important things from happening. If I can’t get you to “move” in some way, our entire faculty, work team, parent group, whatever will stay stuck.
     This is not about me. It’s not about me being “right”. I’, Powerless - my Power is stuck. It hurts to feel Powerless. It hurts for you to win.

WHY AM I HERE?
     I am here to get our faculty, work team, parent group to move on this project, this decision. Being Powerless is an agonizing experience. The Christ, Ghandi, Mandella, King – the Great Ones were Powerless.  I’m stuck. I don’t want to, but I must be willing to be Powerless. I do not have a clue what to do, my Higher Self, the Wiser Person within me who has been watching this looping for months, can’t get involved because I’m in the Loop.
     My higher self tells me to stop trying – to Reverse My Will – stop my habitual behavior. Tells me not to react to my personal memory stream which only re-creates this habitual looping pattern between us.
     I wait so that Higher Beings can get involved but am aware that negative Beings or thoughts or responses can enter in as well. After all, I am only a powerless human being. So, we will see what happens at each step. I don’t assume or expect things will go my way. It’s a test.
     You say “w” and I say “q” and I can tell by the look on your face that you don’t know what to do – that’s different already. This may cause you to change your position – you haven’t considered “q”. Your fixedness is moving. I hate to admit it bit I guess my fixedness moved, too.
     The agonizing experience of Powerlessness has the Power to engage Beings who have the Power to change Hearts.

© Copyright 2014, Jean W. Yeager
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

CALENDAR OF VIRTUES
SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 20
CONTENTMENT BECOMES EQUANIMITY

ABOUT THE CALENDAR OF VIRTUES
    The Calendar of Virtues represents a year-round opportunity to practice Virtue Transitions while outer nature is going through analogous changes. Your inner practice will be reflected in the outer world which can strengthen your experience. USE THE LINK BELOW TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS.

       SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 20
  Contentment becomes Equanimity
      OPPOSITE:  Dissatisfaction

  By Jean W. Yeager
IN NATURE:
            I stand beneath grey mist and indigo clouds. Dark piles billow high with white outlines and reverse light/depth appearances. The cool sets in and the windows are all put down. Almost as if the projects outdoors are fading before your eyes. Raspberries hang on and get deep red while their cousins who will never ripen hang out and hope for sunshine or warmth.
     The earth and sun stand with wide spread arms on the Equinox. An eclipse marks the day. The trough is being built into which all of life in the northern hemisphere will slide. The circadian rhythms slow. The lack of sunlight causes the cold and flu season. Viruses love it and grow rapidly.

IN THE HUMAN BEING: Go for The Long Form
     I want the gray tumbling above to fill my heart with slowness. To ease the natural tendency for speed and fire and help me learn to focus, to turn inward. As I am growing more used to the coming autumn, more accepting and ready, I can sense contentment beginning to form in me and balance my sympathy and antipathy for winter with equanimity. Grey skies help me center. Sit down. Slow down. Where more layers. Drink hot cider. Read bigger books. Go for that Long Form.

OPPOSITE: Dissatisfaction

    As the days grow shorter after the Autumnal Equinox it is easy to grow dissatisfied with the lack of sunlight, the warmth of summer, the growth of spring. It is a challenge to love the dark, the cold, the gloom. Especially, if you are young and not in the Autumn of your life.

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 October 21 – November 20: Patience becomes Insight
OPPOSITE: Loss of Temper

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I AM THE CONCEALER



WHO AM I?
     These are what The Concealer helps me hide from myself:
     My thinking is intelligent and clever. I like to specialize in knowledge. The Concealer helps me get the “inside” story, secrets, the dirt about how they are ripping us off. I don’t want my kids to have a broad-based education – to get ahead today, they must have to be very skilled. The Concealer hides that I only want them to have what I things they need - that I know how things ought to be. Life is all about me and my thoughts, my opinions.
     My feelings are not broad. My love is directed to those who deserve it. I fear people will take advantage of me. Poor people ought to do more for themselves – meaning ME. I have feelings of great pride about my accomplishments. Just because I have had some advantages, The Concealer helps me hide this reality which might give me sympathy. I take comfort from reading the spiritual experiences of others – I don’t really need my own.
     I respect science and technology. I measure my successes by which technologies my family and I have and can operate. I must keep up with the latest. The Concealer hides the affect of these technologies on my capacities to be Human.

WHY AM I HERE?
     Without The Concealer I would not be able to experience a full range of Freedom which gives me great inner strength. In this age, I am cut off from the Truth about myself for an indispensable reason – I need to become as strong as possible. That way I can withstand the forces in today’s world. I must be at full capacity and if that means I’m egoistic and filled with myself – then so be it! This is my preparation for the future – for the time when I wish to transform my capacities into spiritual capacities. I must be Free. Until then, I need The Concealer. (This is the “Micha-el Idea”.)

WHAT DO I WANT?
     My Concealer hides my self-knowledge and only shows me the “self” I want to see. I am a coward. But this gives me Freedom eliminates self doubt. What is the Truth about my Ego – how am I doing?
If I press The Concealer and ask to see the Truth about myself, The Concealer will show me and give me the Sense of Shame which will be the teacher, and benefactor. Shame will help me meet my brokenness.
What do I want? Strength to meet my “Double” – my “Doppelganger” – Myself.

© Copyright 2014, Jean W. Yeager
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