Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Category Archives: Observer Consciousness

The World As the Mirror of Our Own Mind

I had the most inter­est­ing encounter at a local store illus­trat­ing how the world around me reflects my own inner debates. I was return­ing an item and there was a line. The guy in front of me “stalled out” tex­ting on his cell­phone when our line moved ahead, and I, in my eager­ness to move things along…

Being all the way to Doing … and Back Again

In a state of morn­ing sur­ren­der I abide, for long sec­onds at a time, in The Vibrat­ing Silence. Being in that Pres­ence, bathing in its Essence, one with it … There is no sep­a­ra­tion. No thought, not even the aware­ness of a self, is pos­si­ble here. Then, sud­denly the Observer Within notices the expe­ri­ence — it stands back to see that state…

Teaching Kids To Choose Happiness

My daugh­ter and my three grand­chil­dren were vis­it­ing recently and I sug­gested that we take the dogs and walk over to see the new cabin our neigh­bor was build­ing just up the road. Every­one was enthu­si­as­tic about going except for my youngest grand­son who just turned four. He was imme­di­ately resis­tant. It was too hot, he said.…

Parallel Paths and Polar Opposites …

Have you ever had the thought that just maybe there are peo­ple around us who are liv­ing par­al­lel paths to our own? That per­haps they, sim­ply by liv­ing their own lives, grant us an oppor­tu­nity, to see the choices we did NOT make, the paths we did not take? I have had some­one who has lived…

Are You Making A Case ‘Against’ or ‘For’ You?

We do make a case, don’t we? We all do. Every one of us makes a strong case in our mind against some ‘thing’ we believe should be dif­fer­ent. And we are sure we are right. We use the ‘facts’ we gather from oth­ers who share our stance, as well as the ‘evi­dence’ we have col­lected from our…

Keys to Freedom … Freely Shared

I share with you the keys to free­dom I have been given because they are not mine to keep. What you do with the glean­ings you may find here in my posts, and else­where, is not my busi­ness … that would be between you & Source. It is up to you to decide whether what you read…

Two Mental Essentials For Finding Right Relationship …

Often clients who are sin­gle ask me, “Why can’t I find right rela­tion­ship?” There is much to be said on the sub­ject, but after think­ing it over, I decided to share, what I believe are, two main men­tal essen­tials for find­ing right rela­tion­ship… Before I do, let me say that I cer­tainly can relate to the search for right mate…

If you were a thought of God’s … what kind of thought would you be?

Dur­ing my morn­ing cen­ter­ing & alone time, I found myself trav­el­ing down an unfa­mil­iar thought path — con­tem­plat­ing thoughts that I do not remem­ber think­ing before. It started as I was pon­der­ing on the ancient teach­ing that all the Uni­verse, the whole Cos­mos, and every­thing in it, is hap­pen­ing right Now in the One Mind of the Cre­ator Source. I was…

How The Illusion Of Time Separates Us From Now

In my morn­ing quiet­ness, I had a ‘wak­ing dream’ - or would you call it vision? — that I thought some of you might appre­ci­ate. At first I saw streams of light energy com­ing from my mind in scat­tered pat­terns, they were beau­ti­ful but undi­rected; unfo­cused would be a good word to describe them … but then I noticed that by exert­ing focused intention…

The world is full of liars …” — am I safe with me?

When we see dis­hon­esty, manip­u­la­tion, & deceit “every­where we look;” espe­cially when we see it up close & per­sonal in those around us, we know one thing for sure — we are look­ing at our own face. The world is a reflec­tive pool, made up of alive energy, the very sub­stance of all phys­i­cal form, that mag­net­i­cally attracts to…

A Letter To A Perpetrator

Recently the life of a friend, and fel­low way­farer on the path to con­scious­ness, was taken by an act of ruth­less bru­tal­ity. In our strug­gle to under­stand how such a bright light could be so sud­denly snuffed out by one whose think­ing is clearly dis­torted … and left with ques­tions like, “how do we even begin to…

Receiving The Blessing of Giving …

Last year’s anony­mous gift giv­ing spree whet the appetite for another go at it this year. Our stated goal was to give to any and every­one we encoun­tered on our walk across Wal­nut Street Bridge, “just because,” with no strings attached. Our chil­dren were eager to get back out there. Kids thrive on rep­e­ti­tion and ritual…

How can abused children choose their feelings?

In response to Angela, a sub­scriber, who wanted to know how the idea that our feel­ings come from what we think, not what hap­pens to us, applies to chil­dren: As chil­dren, the prin­ci­ple that we feel the way we do because we believe what we think, was equally applic­a­ble, it’s just that nobody told us that!…

Gratitude Dispels Fear …

photo credit: jakub_hla I was toss­ing and turn­ing dur­ing the wee hours of the night a while back. (I’ve found that the early AM hours are the time when the ego does its worst work.) This sort of sleep­less­ness has assailed me before. I awaken abruptly and lie there for hours com­pletely over­run with thoughts like, “what…

Did I do the right thing in leaving (or staying)?

Have you left a rela­tion­ship and now find your­self won­der­ing if it was the right thing to do? It’s sim­ple really. How can you know that you should have left? Because you did. How do you know you should stay? Because you’re still there. When you find your­self walk­ing out the door, you know it’s time to…

Getting hooked by our stories about Reality is not Reality at all …

All of us get caught up in our lim­ited story on occa­sion, it’s not a prob­lem … it’s just what human’s do! We are designed to be dys­func­tional! (per­haps you’ve noticed! ) Humans sim­ply believe the thoughts we think with­out ques­tion­ing them at all. We sim­ply, and nat­u­rally, think what we think is true. We mis­take our…

When I Pray The Lord’s Prayer … this prayer comes …

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9 – 13 KJV): Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hal­lowed be Thy Name, Thy King­dom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and for­give us our debts as we for­give our debtors. Lead us not into temp­ta­tion but deliver…

The price of surrender …

This morn­ing I crawled to my morn­ing prac­tice in front of my altar steeped in self-recrimination. I had become acutely aware of my own painful stand-off against Source. I was see­ing vividly my own state of resis­tance, and knew I was being held pris­oner by my own unwill­ing­ness to sur­ren­der. I real­ized that my addic­tion to the reac­tive mind (espe­cially regarding…

Everything our children need to know can be learned at the dinner table …

By Lynne For­rest We dis­count a nat­ural, pow­er­ful, highly effec­tive tool for teach­ing our kids essen­tial skills for life, when we fail to use food and the rit­ual of fam­ily meal­time to sup­port life lessons. We have this pow­er­ful moti­va­tor called food read­ily avail­able to us for teach­ing pur­poses, if we but knew to take advantage…

Universal Laws of Reality

Uni­ver­sal Laws of Real­ity (upon which the Real­ity For­mula™ is based) ©Lynne For­rest, Sept. 2013 Ten Laws of Real­ity 1. We are thought ema­na­tions of the One Mind that thinks and speaks all things into being, breathes life into us, and sup­ports our every need. 2. We are vibra­tional beings who attract and are attracted to peo­ple and…

Guiding Principles For Peace Simplified (for kids & grown-ups too!)

1. There is only One Real­ity and thatʼs the way things are right now. We befriend Real­ity by look­ing for what it can offer us. 2. Our happy and unhappy thoughts cause our feel­ings. Blame and unhappy thoughts keep us on the Unhappy Kid Tri­an­gle. Happy thoughts move us to the Happy Kid Tri­an­gle. 3. When we…

Moving Out Of Victim Consciousness

The three roles on the Vic­tim Tri­an­gle, The Victim/Helpless Baby, Persecutor/Bully, and Rescuer/Bossy Helper, are not only roles we play when we are in vic­tim con­scious­ness (the state of blam­ing out­side peo­ple and events for our unhap­pi­ness), they also rep­re­sent defense strate­gies that go with lev­els of matu­rity that we as humans all pass through…

From Victim Consciousness to Source Realization; Spiritual Awakening

We are each on a jour­ney. In my opin­ion, that’s why we’re here — to play out in con­crete form our own belief sys­tems, for the sake of con­scious­ness, and so that we might learn to adjust our thoughts to a higher fre­quency and bring an end to our own, self-made, suffering. Nobody said it would be easy. Earth life…

Grandparents as Mentors & Guides — A Forgotten Resource?

Before you read fur­ther: This let­ter, though a per­sonal one writ­ten to my grand­son, may also be rel­e­vant to you, or your fam­ily. I share it here for two rea­sons, one, I post this let­ter here as a way to invite my grand­son with­out apply­ing any well-intentioned pres­sure on him to go along just because he thinks he should,…

What’s this headlong rush for enlightenment all about anyway?

It’s never too late for an inner awak­en­ing … but when you really think about it … what’s the hurry, scurry for enlight­en­ment that so many of us seem to feel? It’s as if we think we’re sup­posed to get it for our­selves — or like we’re fail­ures if we don’t “get it.” It seems to me…