Friday, March 5, 2010
Nothing is happening except to the extent that we give it meaning (Carol's quote)
This is not about ESP, but it is about using our intuition. And the only mind control involved is controlling our own mind - Ha! ... for a change! Up until now, everyone else has been trying to control it for us. Time to get into the drivers seat, and make some changes.
"Almost all of our suffering comes from defending our story, which we mistake for our selves."
... so says Russell Targ. He also says: "... 99 percent of the value of psychic abilities resides in the opportunity they offer for self-inquiry and self-realization". Keeping that in mind, in order to benefit from his suggestions, we must stop the outgoing chatter that's constantly going through our minds - it's limiting our awareness and ability to tune in to the important things that we need to be able to tune into (according to Mr. Targ).
Here's what I found describing mental chatter on line: "We human beings are the only species on earth that are capable of thinking ([sic]...huh?) . But when thinking is coupled with past memories and emotional attachments it becomes what is known as mental chatter or mind chatter. This is not healthy for our mind and body. Thinking is useful and creative when used in the present moment to handle a situation or problem at hand. But it is harmful when used to think about past memories and re enact the negative emotions of the past.
Mental Chatter is mostly about the past and not the present. The conscious mind fears quietness or silence and will always try to keep on chattering about the past. This mostly happens without even your awareness. When this mind chatter is stopped altogether, you are totally in the present moment and you access your intuition and inner guidance easily and effortlessly. This is the ultimate goal of anybody who wants to stop the mental chatter."
The following is a partial quote from the preface of one of Targ's books: 'Limitless Mind' (love that title).
"The teachings of expanded awareness and the the experience of spaciousness are not about self-improvement or gaining power; they are about self-realizations: discovering who we really are. Such teaching predates by more than eight centuries my own efforts in the last decade to show people how to develop their psychic abilities. To my mind, the self or ego is not who we are..... we are the flow of loving awareness that is available to us whenever we are quitet and peaceful.
I believe in this plane of illusion, we give life all the meaning it has for us. We give meaning to everything we experience based on our lifelong conditioning. As iit is articulated in 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead': As a thing is viewed, so it appears.' In a meditative state of mind, we can become aware that we are not a body, but rather a 'limitless, nonlocal awareness' animating or residing as a body. Resting in the spacious flow of of loving awareness -- we discover that we already have, right now within us, everything we could possibly look for. This is what the Hindus call 'ananda'. Our needs and wants are the illusions.
.... our mind is limitless and our awareness both fills and transcends our ordinary understanding of space and time. Psychic abilities point to the possibility of four residing in -- and as -- this state of expanded, timeless, fearless, spacious awareness. Psychic abilities are neither sacred nor secular; they are just natural human abilities. We can use them to find lost car keys or elusive parking spaces, to forecast changes in the stock market, or to discover who we really are. I believe that 99 percent of the value of psychic abilities resides in the opportunity they offer for self-inquiry and self-realization.
Let's see if we can accomplish this together!"
Posted by Chloe at 3:56 PM