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The Violet Consuming Flame Visualization

Keep the attention still and concentrated, and keep feeling the Violet Consuming Flame passing through your body until the Joy and Happiness of Its Power begin to make you feel lighter and more at ease. Remain within this, and feel It is God’s Forgiving Mercy; and Its Great Loving Purity comes into you and just loves to consume every particle of substance which does not produce Perfection.

Realize that the Love in this Violet Consuming Flame loves to release all substance from you which is not qualified with Eternal Purity. Then you will love that Violet Flame more! As you love It, It will love you; and It will love away all the substance that appears as limitation.Therefore, the more you use It, the more It will bless you. The more It becomes real and the more you draw It forth for others, the more you automatically raise yourselves.

January 22, 2014

Spontaneity Versus Planning ~ The New Behaviors of Ascension

This essay by Charmaine Smith expresses much of what I have been experiencing for a while, but even more so in recent months.  I am so pleased that someone has expressed it in this way.  As time goes on, this quality of being unable to make plans becomes even more evident; it's as though we can't think into the future in the same way. The NOW moments are becoming closer and closer, and the truth of this new reality is anchoring itself into our perceptions. The everyday aspects of ascension qualities that affect the minutia of our lives are becoming commonplace - absence of anger, gentle language, better meditations - are the attributes that clear the debris from our path and gracefully open us up to the road that lay ahead.  Map optional.   -S.C.-

Spontaneity Versus Planning
by Charmaine Smith
Copied with permission

This old duality is evaporating, or perhaps the old tendency to plan is being devoured by the spontaneity, subsumed into it so thoroughly that they form one unbroken surface. "Plans" simply don't seem to work the way they once did. I was quite the planner once upon a time, not to an extreme but balanced with spontaneity, and this worked quite well. Over the last several months, I have noticed that when I try to go into my old rational mode and "plan" things, events and feelings noticeably suffer; when I stop trying to plan and just trust the intuition and genuine impulses of the moment--not superficial whims, but my authentic impulses that have enough "oomph" to become action all by themselves, those arising from my deepest nature, then events turn much more beneficial again; chance meetings are more congenial. 

There is a sense of being welcomed back to the massively spacious Now. The magic returns. I still do things that may look from the outside like planning; I may apply for a job that strikes my fancy, touch up my resume, etc.; and yet I promise you that none of this is "planned" as it used to be. There is the spontaneous impulse to do each of these things, and a restful silence inwardly while they are being done, with just whatever thoughts are necessary to guide the logistics. Once riding a wave, the necessary logistics appear on my horizon and are naturally appealing and drawing and I find myself naturally doing whatever it is that cooperates with them. I am fascinated to watch how this evolves. Perhaps the next time I feel like taking a major trip away, I may find myself spontaneously purchasing an airline ticket for some point in "the future," then trusting that the necessary impulses will spontaneously arise on the date in question to actually go to the airport and board the plane; or if not, then there will be reasons that will become clear for something different happening instead. This may take some getting used to. 

It's a bit like surfing blindfolded, except the blindfold keeps slipping off, a little more, a little more, until more of the landscape is glimpsed, grokked, all in one moment. Perhaps part of what makes it work is that the core of inner silence, inner unveiling, helps hold the course, helps the genuine stuff rise to the surface most easily. This doesn't happen at the level of words; tides of probabilities and possibilities rise and fall, and I find myself riding a new wave in the moment, cooperating with it, flowing with it. There is a faint fragrance of conscious decisions being made, right on the very top, but it feels almost painted on. Gilding the lily! 

If you try to think about this too much, it will make you crazy!! It's not about thinking, or using the intellect, or making any kind of mental model of How It All Works. None of that matters anymore. It IS about a deep trust in the moment, in the incredibly massive spacious Now, a deep trust in Self without horizons, even in situations that used to push my panic buttons. Those flurries of feeling come and go, and do not alter the course of the waves, a course that seems to be charting itself and doing necessary calculations far below, in the intimate depths. In the midst of all this "doing not-doing," as the Taoists call it, Tibetan chants hover, wrapped in spirals of deep quiet. Namaste

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