Finding That Infinite Ocean of Calm Within
“Deep in the soul.. below pain.. below all the distraction of life is a silence vast and grand… an infinite ocean of calm.. which nothing can disturb; Nature’s own exceeding peace.. which “passes understanding”. That which we seek with passionate longing.. here and there.. upward and outward; we find at last within ourselves.”
~ Richard Maurice Bucke 1837 -1902 Author of “Cosmic Consciousness”
This past week has been really interesting for me. Mexico City has experienced at least 2 earthquake tremors that I am aware of. Thursday’s being the strongest I have ever felt. Perhaps there is a little residual fear there still within me from the sinking of Atlantis, I’m not sure, but when the Earth begins to move beneath your feet, you should be able to find your inner calm before allowing the fear to rise up and engulf you. This is a metaphor for anything that we allow to rise up and engulf us. I also experienced intense pain from a previous knee injury during this past week, and while I was lying there feeling the pain, I asked Michael to help me figure out what message this pain has for me now. I received intuitively that the pain is showing me the importance of staying in balance within myself by not letting any negative energy influence my calm. Within me I have both masculine and feminine energy and I have neglected the masculine and embraced only my feminine energy because I thought of myself as being only feminine within this female body I wear. I have come to realize this past week that even though I occupy a female form, I am still within myself both energies, and until I can balance those energies within myself, I can never hope to fully merge with my I AM Presence, who is also both my Divine Feminine and Masculine essence.
So the skeletal structure is a metaphor for my Masculine energy. My inner Masculine helps me to stand with both feet solidly on the ground, it is my support structure. Our Masculine Energy is all about support. When the physical body is out of balance energetically, it often manifests as pain within or around the skeletal and muscular support system in the body. When you are in balance within both the Masculine and the Feminine, you can move effortlessly forward to being in balance within your Higher Self and Consciousness. I also want to reiterate that any un-balance will manifest as pain or dis-ease within the physical body, and all of this can be attributed to not being in balance within both these aspects of yourself.
Let me say that I didn’t suffer for long because within 15 minutes I had miraculously fallen asleep and when I woke up a couple hours later, the pain was gone. I seriously injured this knee just before I came to Mexico three years ago. Intuitively I knew the knee was sprained, but I refused to go to a doctor. I knew that there was nothing a doctor could do for me that I couldn’t do better. I, being my Divine God Self of course. I had no pain, except when I tried to bend my knee or when I put weight on it. What could a doctor do for me that my infinitely wise Creator could not do for me? When you begin to live in this consciousness, you begin to see yourself in a whole new Light.
Let me add also that when you are in balance within yourself, you become a true Co-Creator with your Higher Self. As a Co-Creator, it is important to be balanced within your Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine energy, because this energy THAT IS YOU, has to always be in agreement/alignment in order for effortless manifestation to occur. Both energies have to give their consent and be in alignment/balance/harmony in order for something to manifest into form. I have experienced this lately, and it is amazing to watch as it unfolds within its own Divine Timing.
So how do we stay in this Infinite Ocean of Calm in order that we are not swayed by our fears and the negative energy of others? This morning Michael brought to my attention again the Pillar of Light and how you can use this powerful Light energy to keep yourself in a positive state of being. When you’re in this magnificent Diamond Light, nothing can sway you. You will stay ‘Solid as a Rock’, upon which the foundation of anything can be built.
We have been given so many gifts to use to help us through these little kinks along the road on our journey. If you trust your Self, you will be led intuitively through rough seas. YOU truly are your own best compass. You are never alone, and you are infinitely loved!
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Lee’s May 2014 Energy Forecast
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Monthly energy forecasts and articles from channeler and energy worker Lee Harris.
(Transcribed and edited from Lee’s live Video message.)
Hello and welcome to the May 2014 Energy Forecast.
We are, as usual, outside on the hill. And one of the reasons I wanted to record these forecasts in nature is so that not only do we have the peace energy that gets exuded to support the forecast, but also so that those of you who don’t have opportunities to go into open nature very often get to experience some of that energy while you are watching the video.
I don’t need to say that things are intense because you hear me say that every month. And it is true that at the moment there are incredibly intense energies at work on Earth.
But there is a split experience within that. One side of the split is that the human way of processing those energies is showing up as very intense, chaotic and sometimes problematic, because people are being pushed to purge and release and feel and go into the depths of themselves like never before.
So whether it’s irritation that you’re feeling because somebody is doing something that’s annoying you, or whether it’s just you in your own energy experience feeling irritable feelings or difficult feelings. Feelings of deep anger or grief or sorrow in intense ways. This is the human experience of how these times universally are catalyzing us to purge and burn through it all.
The other side of the split experience though, is there is now an incredible height of being available to us.
So for example, when out in nature like this (Lee gestures to the open space around him), the beauty of it for our human systems is there is no human energy around here. You are out in an open space, or perhaps you’re in a park where there are just a small amount of people, but in more open spaces we can begin to expand in response to the expansive energy of nature.
So if I had six people standing here next to me, saying certain things and thinking certain things, it would feel very different to me than if they were removed from the space.
And as a sensitive person, you tend to notice human density. You tend to notice the lower areas in a person as well as the higher areas.
So if these people were processing things and feeling heavy, my attention would go there. But if you remove those people and you’re out here in the middle of nowhere, you just feel space and your own expansion.
Now, if you’re stressed out in life, if you’re running a lot of energy right now, what you’ll find when you go to that park or when you first go out into nature is you might first feel a little crazy when you get out there. Your feelings are going to come up; your thoughts are going to come up. Because suddenly all of the space around you allows you to see the tightness and the holding inside you that you are releasing. And a ‘pre-expansion purge’ begins.
But as you start to develop a practice with this, as you regularly go into nature, you will start to notice that your body will understand that it gets these regular moments of spaciousness so that it can release whatever it needs to. Thus when you return to your office or your busy house or your busy life, you will have less stress running through you because your body will understand this regular pattern comes for you where you get to release.
So that’s the experience of nature.
And some of you watching/reading might be in a tricky situation where you live in a very busy city with little open space. But you can experience the same thing by just going to your room and meditating or creating a sacred space for yourself. And remember, a sacred space can be anything. It can be you meditating on peace and sitting there quietly, it can be you dancing around your room to some heavy metal music, if that’s what moves your energy and makes you feel good. It is different for each of us in any given moment.
But these moments of solitude and these moments of coming back to who you are inside this body are vital for wellbeing. Taking a moment to ask ‘how am I feeling?’ And ‘where am I inside this body?’
Because with everything going on in the world right now, you will be infused constantly with everyone else’s ideas, feelings, energies and reactions to what is going on. And as I’ve explained many times in the videos, these energies affect us.
You can’t have somebody near you, feeling something, and not (at least to a very small percentage) feel or interact with that energy and then walk away taking some of that in.
But if we have these regular moments of space and solitude in our lives as a daily practice, we are able to release these energies.
And then, when you are cleared, you get to experience the height of what we are experiencing right now.
We are now experiencing on Earth an extraordinary energy of ‘higher mind’. Higher mind is a mind that has as much heart energy within it, as it does brain, thoughts and thinking.
Now of course, we also have the third eye located here (Lee points to his third eye) which is our sensory and intuitive thinking.
This is the part of you that knows in advance that somebody’s about to phone you. You’ll have a thought about your mum, and suddenly she’s there on the phone. You sensed her connecting with you in advance, and this is why.
The third eye is the part of you that might see visionary opportunities for yourself, or get images about what you could create. And then you the human being may go through some areas of doubt, or disbelief around whether that vision is possible so that you can move toward it.
But the higher mind is a unification of all of these chakras, so the heart is very involved. This is because the higher mind brings you into universal intelligence and universal intelligence is very, very heart based.
So this month in May, higher mind is an opportunity, but it also means that the ‘energy of mind’ will show up a lot. Many people are going to be arguing opinions, differences – yes, this has been going on for a while – but you’ll see it quite potently this month.
And your choice when confronted with these issues, is to decide what resonates and what doesn’t, based on what feels GOOD rather than heavy or difficult.
So in May, ask yourself;
What and who do I want to engage with?
How do I want to play in life?
How do I want my life to go in terms of my human relationships and dynamics?
Because you’re allowed to choose.
But you see the way we’re trained as human beings and the way we’ve been programmed, we don’t think we are allowed to choose.
We tend to believe we can’t say X to a person in case it upsets them, or we can’t say Y to a person in case it offends them. Or, I couldn’t go and do Z by myself because I might feel lonely.
This is our programming revealed to us.
So observe yourself making choices, and look at all your “mights”.
Look at the questions you have around your behaviour that you can examine, rather than use your beliefs about behaviour as stop signs.
If a person is going to get upset because you need to say something to them, is their upset truly your responsibility, or is it something they already arrived at you with? Something they are carrying from before they met you?
Now, I’m not saying go and whack everybody in the face aggressively with your opinion. (Laughter)
But what I am trying to highlight here is that, at this point in time there are huge crossroads going on in personal relationships. And they don’t have to be dramatic changes that mean that you break friends with someone, or you leave a relationship.
But this tends to be how we’ve been trained to act. We tend to have an idea that external action will make us feel good inside. When actually, this is the age of heart-led communication – which will lead to outer changes in less explosive ways.
So we’re all being invited now to speak more from our higher mind with our full hearts.
So, yes, maybe you are going to upset your friend slightly because you are going to say X,Y or Z to them. But remember, the only reason you probably know you’re going to upset them is your third eye senses about this person tell you so. And your knowledge of how their patterns run tell you that they don’t like being told that they did something that upset you.
But that’s their issue. That’s something they’re carrying. They need to learn to let go of that. Because all of us can learn to be ok with feedback from each other about how we’re doing.
So ask yourself where you are making yourself a slave to the emotions you fear you will catalyze in others. Emotions in them that aren’t your responsibility to help them stay trapped in.
I know for many of you listening, you will have learnt over the years to shut your mouth very tight so that you no longer offend anybody or make anybody blow up. And I understand too that would have been something you did for self-preservation, both for you and them.
Because in the past, maybe there was a volatility that you experienced in yourself when you were delivering it; or more importantly, people were less emotionally available than they are now. So they would push back hard against you if you said something that they didn’t like.
But this really is the age of communication – higher mind and heart based communication. And so many of you are feeling a little bored and a little frustrated with what’s going on around you. The way to change that is to change the dialogue that comes out of your mouth.
And you can play with this and experiment. If you don’t normally say things a certain way, try it and see how it goes. You could be dead tomorrow, which is something I’m always reminding us. (Smiling) So why not on your ‘pretend’ last day on Earth, change the map a little bit?
This is important because there is a victim mentality that can play out in the psyche right now around ideas such as ‘all of this stuff is being done to me’ and ‘there are all of these things outside me I should be scared of’.
You can change direction, and you can change what you experience in your life.
So, May is a great opportunity to regularly take that space, clear your energy field.
And then from that space, your higher mind and your heart intelligence is going to invite you to do things a little differently. And that is good for everybody, because we as human beings get stuck in patterns.
So those of you that are afraid to be the leader or the catalyst of others, because of past experience, recognize you’re older, wiser and more heart centered and compassionate now than you were then. Plus, the other people on the receiving end are more capable than ever of hearing it and this is a very different time than several years ago.
So for those of you that are bored and frustrated, look at where you’re not speaking your truth. Look at where you’re not using your words to redirect things.
So, that’s all for this month; I hope you have a great month everybody.
I have just in the last few weeks release a couple of recordings that we’ve been having some great feedback for and I’m very proud of them. They are designed to give you an opportunity to have space or rebirth yourself.
The first one is ‘7 Days of Peace’ – seven 10-minute meditations that you can use each day to help you invoke peace in your life.
And the second is ‘Adventures in Sound’ which is the sound healing work that I’ve been developing recently. So that’s ‘Rebirth’ and ‘Rise to Life’ – sound pieces designed to give you a rebirth and help you rise to life.
So if you’d like to listen to trailers, you can listen to ‘7 Days of Peace’ here and ‘Adventures in Sound’ here. (In the video, Lee points to a location you can click on your screen to access the trailers. For this transcribed version please click on the links in the text above.)
And I will see you again in June.
Big love everybody.
Creating from Higher Mind
Submitted by Chris Bourne on 18 July, 2012 – 08:47
Mastering the ancient art of White Magic
Consciousness and matter are the same thing: we shape and change matter from what we’re being within. In some teachings though, we feel this ancient truth has been taken a step too far; trying to shape circumstances to manifest a new, apparently more desirable reality. There’s simply no need to do this. Our higher selves, intune with the Divine Design are already shaping a far more miraculous, far more harmonious and far more loving than our lower egos could ever dream of. And all we have to do is open to Higher Mind and bring that authentic dream into reality. So how does authentic creating from Higher Mind really work?…
Higher Mind – channeling pure knowing
The way “Higher Mind” functions is completely different to “Lower Mind” (what our society refers to as “Mind”). Lower Mind is designed to work in harmony with its higher complement, channeling pure knowing from higher plains of consciousness into this 3rd Dimensional Realm that we may benefit from the wisdom and bring it into being. It has the power to shape our reality according to the lessons we came here to learn. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen.
For various reasons (far too many to go into here), society has shunted the consciousness of man very firmly into the realm of Lower Mind. Constant distraction, illusionary dreaming and artificial life-styles have created for us an endless amusement arcade that over-stimulates Lower Mind so that it swallows up a great deal of our Soul Consciousness. We’ve been gifted an exquisite symphony orchestra which is being drowned out by an over active base drum!
Higher Mind is much more gentle, subtle, expanded and open. It thrives on soft, abstract, very feminine contemplations; it needs no immediate solutions. It expands and opens, feeling the harmony of the moment like the sensitive tentacles of an ancient sea anenome. It doesn’t need to process, calculate, envision, plan or intention. Such activities are all Lower Mind based. All too frequently they come from a place of non acceptance – of fear.
Higher Mind works from the place of absolute trust – knowing the inevitability of the Divine Design. When it is fully open and acting as it was designed to, it can weave synchronisitic magic through the densest of places, unravel the most complex, gordian knot of tightness, it can move mountains and build a solid path across wafer thin ice. It simply knows which way the Universe is heading and what it’s shaping because it is an integral part of that flow. From my perspective, it’s purpose is…
“To shape the immediate circumstances of one’s life to bring the natural flow of the Universe through our being and therefore shape our reality according to the Divine Design so that we may evolve, learn and express our divine gifts of beingness.”
And here’s how to get Higher Mind working for you…
Let’s imagine for a moment we encounter a “problem” in our lives: for example a difficult situation within a relationship; or it could be our living circumstances where maybe a change of location would best suit our new level of consciousness; or it could be that our career no longer satisfies. Traditional thinking in society would have us rationalise, contemplate the options and then weigh the various factors to arrive at the best solution.
This is to completely disregard the limitless shaping capacity of Higher Mind. It shows lack of trust in Right Outcome and it actually closes down our connection to the higher plains where Higher Mind Functions. Instead, I’ve found Higher Mind works much more effectively from a place of surrendered openness…
“It’s all about letting go of the need for an outcome; it’s about facing our fear that the end result might not be as our lower ego would want it to be; that we might have to confront and overcome self imposed restrictions and limiting beliefs we might hold about ourselves.
From this place of surrendered openness, we may then relax, expand our consciousness and simply bring our attention to the problem; then trust that Higher Mind is shaping the situation according to our highest interests and the best interests of all life.
Having done this, all we then need to do, is ask the question “what would you have me do now?” and watch what our higher self is asking us to do; then to take the next step…that which naturally reveals itself. We will know if we’re following the right path because two things will be revealed…
addictive, conditioned and distorted behaviour patterns which dim our light
an opportunity to express and unfold our divine gifts of beingness”
This is why it’s so important to follow the synchronicities in life; because we’re attuning to the natural flow and in so doing, the stronger the flow of Right Action becomes. But we don’t have to effort to do this. Efforting turns off this limitless power. Neither will intentioning help matters; that just adds limitation to the Design. It’s as if we’re asking Higher Mind to configure a Rubics cube but with one arm tied behind it’s back!
Letting go of fear, doubt and disbelief
No, we don’t have to vision or intention the outcome. The Right Outcome simply happens. All we have to do is bring our attention to the problem, expand, relax, open and trust that Right Action is beginning to flow through the situation. We have to let go of fear doubt and disbelief. I’m reminded of a powerful incident that happened to me a few years ago…
We’d found a house in Glastonbury which was quite expensive (£695 per month), our earnings were at the time were quite low and it wasn’t at all clear how we could afford it. After the first month, sure enough we didn’t have sufficient funds to pay the rent, however I did have a car that I could live without which was worth around £700. So I felt to sell it and thought the best way might be on the internet through “Auto-trader” – that’s how I’d always done it in the past and traditional thinking would say I’d reach the widest audience.
However, just at the moment I tried to take a photo of the car, the batteries on the camera ran out! I thought to replace them but just as the thought landed in my mind a huge black cloud passed over head and it started to rain. By now it was clear to me that a greater energy was at work – I simply don’t believe in coincidences!
So at this point I completely surrendered to what I should do next. Having asked the question “what would you have me do now?”, I jumped into the car and drove to where I would normally park it – the space was full. I continued driving to the next street but as I drove up it, a car did a sudden U-turn in front of me. It had a “JC” in the number plate and I felt a pull to turn around and follow it. If the Christ Consciousness wants to help me sell my car – so be it!
I was led on a merry journey which took me onto Glastonbury High Street – and as I was driving down it, suddenly a car pulled out in front of me with its hazard warning lights on. I experienced a distinct and sudden knowing to park the car in the freed place.
Here’s where lower mind then kicked it – “maybe I should put a price on it and leave it there?” It seemed like a good idea until doubt and disbelief began to raise their ugly heads “but it could be days before anyone sees it; this all seems a bit like too much chance”. However I overcame their noisy chatter and relaxed. I found pen and paper and priced the car at £700. It was now about 5pm in the evening.
To my great surprise (I’m no longer surprised by the amazing organising power of Higher Mind!), I received a phone call the very next morning at around 9am. A passer-by had seen the car and was interested – he knocked on my door a short while later.
As we shook hands, it was clear there was some kind of connection between us that spanned the passage of time. I invited him in and a deep sharing took place about the meaning of life, the nature of the Universe, even the kitchen sink – but absolutely no mention of the car!
After about three hours, with all conversation exhausted, it seemed like it was time for him to leave and so I asked “what about the car?” We looked at each other, smiled and then doubled up with laughter – we’d forgotten the supposed purpose of our meeting! At which point, he reached into his inside pocket and handed me an envelope with £700 cash in it! He never checked the car, just simply took the log book and keys.
As he was leaving, tears welled up in my eyes. I’d rarely encountered anyone prepared to trust to this level. As he left, I asked him how he managed to come by the car in the first place? To which he replied “oh that’s simple. I thought I was looking for a new home in Glastonbury, but I also needed a car. Your car was parked opposite one of the estate agents. I just followed the pull!”
Needless say the incident was a wonderful and magical lesson for me in trust, the importance of being open to Right Action and having the courage to take the next step no matter how improbable it might seem. It was a while after that I came to realise that our Higher Minds are actually shaping these events for us – when they are open and active.
To me this is what it really means to “walk on water”. Higher Mind can help us in a myriad of ways from doing the school run, speaking our truth to the boss, to confronting a partner about their judgment of us, trusting all the while that a new pathway will be supported by the Universe no matter how unlikely it might appear. To me, this is the real meaning of “abundance” and Yes, miraculous isn’t it!!!
And how then should we best apply Lower Mind to this flowing dynamic? Should we switch it off completely? No. When we are open to the higher realms, Higher Mind begins to shape our reality which may then land in our being as “this is how to be now”. This gets translated into “this is the way to go now”, in other words a “pull” through the heart taking us in a particular direction (assuming we listen to it!). Where Lower Mind fits in, is realising what steps to take – channeling higher consciousness into our lower reality.
Re-activating Higher Mind
So how might we best re-activate Higher Mind? Here is some advice and practical steps we might take…
Inner Purification: In order to access Higher Mind in the first place, we must purify our lower bodily vehicles so that Soul Consciousness is liberated from the lower realms and can flow upwards. This involves purifying our diet from the denser vibrations such as meat to the lighter ones of grain, vegetables and fruit. It also involves meditation type practices to cleanse and purify our Emotional Body and Lower Mind. For more advice on raising our energetic vibration, click on this link…Tips on raising my vibration.
Dissolving Distortions: We must begin to cleanse the brain and Lower Mind of conditioned behaviour patterns. We must erase the programs in our lives by confronting those moments where we would succumb to them and instead follow our higher truth. This is achieved by becoming the Observer of ourselves in all circumstances, watching our tightness arising as a result of the choices we continually make and instead choosing that which is in our highest interests and that of all life – that which ultimately leaves us more expanded and open. “Openhand Approach” is a powerful method of helping achieve this. Find out more…Openhand Approach.
Opening the Heart: We must open the Heart as fully as possible. In other words we must begin to feel more of the natural joy and beauty of life all around us. This involves giving more time each day to those things that bring us joy, openness and expansion. Be careful here though – it’s not a case of “anything goes”. It’s all about what makes us feel truly expanded and liberated inside (without unnatural side effects!). It’s when we feel “in the groove” so to speak. You could also try our moving meditation “The Six Senses Walk…Six Senses Walk
Attuning to the flow: Higher Mind can be likened to a muscle; if we don’t use it, it will wither away. To exercise it, we have to give room for spontaneous acts of higher knowing within our lives. Here at Openhand we play a game called “free wheeling”, being open, asking “what would you have me do now?”, following the pull and witnessing what signs and synchronicities we then observe. It’s a powerful exercise to activate Higher Mind and attune to the natural flow. Quite apart from that, it can be great fun!
Contemplating Abstractions: Higher Mind can also be opened by contemplating abstract issues such as the meaning of life. The key is that there be no need of an outcome or solution. Simple enjoyment in the contemplation is the key. That’s why reading about spiritual matters can be so valuable. That’s one of the purposes of our book “Gateways of Light”…find out more.
Cultivating humour and optimism: If we expect our lives to falter and for negativity to happen to us, then surely enough we’ll create that in our lives. Here at Openhand we believe success is measured by the degree of internal harmony, contentment and satisfaction we experience. If we’re open to a more optimistic way of looking at things, then surely enough, Higher Mind will help us realise the solution to the supposed ‘problem’ thereby yielding greater harmony. Cultivating a greater sense of humour is also paramount to Higher Mind creation – laughing in the face of life’s difficulties, always looking for the lighter side. Speaking of which, have you read our humour thread?…click here.
Creating for the fun of it: We can begin to ‘flex’ Higher Mind by creating just for the fun of it. So for example taking up the arts, playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, painting, writing, building or modeling. The key is that there be no effort for an outcome. So for example, if we’re learning to play the guitar, it’s not about the tune we play, it’s just about playing with sound and seeing what comes from it. If we’re efforting to learn chords, it’s likely this will constrict Higher Mind, not unleash it. It’s the same reason that so many people like to write. Have you thought about contributing your creative thoughts to our forum for example? It can help amazingly…Openhand Forum.
Feeling the way forwards
Many of society’s most successful artists also come from the place of Higher Mind channeling spontaneous higher wisdom expressed in a third dimensional way. We just know higher truth when we experience it don’t we? It’s packed with deep, heart felt feelings, stirring emotions and powerful love.
Synchronistically as I was writing this I felt moved to take a break, play some music and dance (even though it was 4am in the morning!). I took out my ipod put the music on shuffle and let higher consciousness pick the tune for me. It came up with this song “Search for the Hero inside yourself”…
“In this life, long and hard though it may seem,
Live it as you’d live a dream. Aim so high.
Just keep the flame of truth burning bright,
The missing treasure you must find.
Because you, and only you alone
Can build a bridge across the stream.
Weave your spell in life’s rich tapestry –
Your passport to a feel supreme.”
Ah yes! nectar for the soul! So why not give it a try? Open to the so called “problems” in our lives; contemplate them without efforting; trust that the weave is being woven; then simply take the natural path that reveals itself.
What have we got to lose?
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