Freedom is Consciousness

In non duality, in my seeing, freedom is being in the natural consciousness.
It is being your natural self which is beyond karma and beyond mind conditionings.
It is being yourself as the absolute self where only what exists in your reality is consciousness.

Bliss, Mindo O. Damalis

People seek for freedom in many different ways for example climbing a mountain, surfing a wave, seeking to experience fully the present moment and become one with nature.
In my seeing freedom is about the consciousness which is always here no matter where you are, it is always shining. It is penetrating this 3D reality and actually any reality and any dimension, so it’s neither in the 4D nor heavenly 5D as consciousness penetrates all dimensions, it is beyond even this universe or any other universes.

So true freedom is being aware of consciousness and that consciousness is Bliss and
whether having a cup of tea, or walking in a park or surfing a wave, freedom in essence is about being in the light of consciousness. It is that blissful light of consciousness which is within and fully self evident.

The mind literally can not touch it. The mind is like a distant cloud, a distant moon in the sky, so far away that it is beautiful to observe, but it is as far as the moon, so the mind can not touch it. This is why Buddha was always pointing to the moon because the moon is a symbol of liberation, the true freedom being within consciousness.

It is nothing about the external environment, it’s about the internal essence of your true Self. There is not even the external environment or internal self, because everything Is Consciousness and that consciousness is Self luminous and Self evident in every moment. It is that blissful light called Nirvana and only that can be called freedom. Abiding in the Consciousness is true natural freedom.

Mindo O. Damalis
Bali 7th March 2017

Neuroscience and Buddhism: There is No Constant Self

A researcher from the University of British Colombia has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is accurate.

According to Buddhists, change is the only constant in the universe, which means that there is no such thing as a stable self.

Neuroscience also says that the brain and body is said to be constantly in action or progressively flowing, which proves that there isn’t any stable self.

(However in the absolute Reality, there is only One Absolute Self – Mindo O. Damalis)

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Evan Thompson, a philosophy of mind professor at the University of British Columbia, says “And from a neuroscience perspective, the brain and body is constantly in flux. There’s nothing that corresponds to the sense that there’s an unchanging self.”

Neuroplasticity, a concept coined by neuroscientists, states that our brain is malleable and able to change. This means you can change your brain in many aspects, opening up your possibilities for growth.

This concept can be incredibly liberating. Why? Because you’re not defined by your thoughts or your idea of who you are. The possibilities to change yourself are endless.

“Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming.” – Buddha

Buddhist Monks have long said that the universe and ourselves are constantly changing. By training our mind, they say we can elevate our awareness and control.

This is also why they talk about the practice of non-attachment. If we attach ourselves to something, we are desiring for it to be stable, which directly goes against the forces of the universe.

Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron says:

“Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.”

What about consciousness?

Neuroscience has long been baffled by consciousness. They can’t explain why or how it exists.

Buddhists however define consciousness into three different areas:
-consciousness is conditioned by mental fabrications (saṅkhāra);
-consciousness and the mind-body (nāmarūpa) are interdependent; and,
-consciousness acts as a “life force” by which there is a continuity across rebirths

As Neuroscience advances, perhaps Buddhism will be proven right in regards to consciousnesses too.

Resource: http://thepowerofideas.ideapod.com/neuroscience-learns-buddhism-known-ages-no-constant-self-3/
Adapted by Mindo O. Damalis

7 Spiritual Ascension Stages

The ascension process is what you go through as you transition from being solely focused on the physical as a 3D limited physical being into full awareness of your spiritual nature, power and light.

As you progress through the levels of ascension, you reconnect with your open heart, gain a greater sense of purpose and awakening, and merge with your higher selves. This stepping back into complete oneness and connection with divine source light is truly beautiful.

Self-Examination (Typical in higher 300s, early 400s)

The first ascension stage is self-examination. This is where you begin to question the external world around you. You ask questions like “Who am I really? Is there more going on here than meets the eye? Is there more to physical reality than society, the media, and maybe even my family are telling me? Why am I really here? There must be something more.”

Spiritual Study (Early-mid 400s)

After reflection comes study. You begin to ask questions and search for the answers which carries you into stage two, which is spiritual study. Diving into spiritual books, research on the internet, enrolling in courses, or going through guided meditations, channelings, or programs. You use what you are learning to answer the questions, “Who am I really. Why am I really here? What is really going on?”

Stepping Into Being of Service Towards Others (Awakening to the Higher Self – 440 and above)

You’re beginning to understand more of who you really are and how you can give back to the world. You’re beginning to gain a mastery of some spiritual concepts and ideas. You’re then sharing them with others. This is where the cycle of learning and teaching unfolds.

As you step into service on your path, you’re still learning, growing, meditating, looking inward, and doing what you can to reconnect with your light. You realize that serving others is a very large part of why you are really here.

This service comes from the heart. It’s not an attempt to get anything from others. It’s simply because you’re waking up, you’re on fire, and your heart is opening. You want to serve, assist, and guide others as you continue to progress on your path

Heart Illumination (Awakening the Inner Love – 500s)

Through your service to others and your continued clearing away of limiting beliefs, emotions, and past negative patterns, your heart actually opens. It becomes illuminated and filled with divine light. You literally become awakened through your heart center.

When your heart is open, that light is able to rise upward, opening your throat as well as your ability to listen to divine guidance and hear in the realms of spirit. It continues to rise into your third eye, opening your psychic sight or intuition. It continues up to your crown so that you can experience your direct connection with source and begin living life with the heart-based intention to continue to be of service, shine your full light, fully awaken, and embody all that you are.

You are now living life in a state of love. You are flowing forth forgiveness, tuning into gratitude and choosing love in every moment. This means turning away from fear, from the lower vibrational emotions and experiences, and embodying love. Through this, you embody the full light that you are.

Becoming a Way-Shower (Maturing into higher 500s – Oneness Consciousness)

Through your spiritual and psychic gifts, your intuition and a deep knowing of who you really comes into focus. Your service is empowered. Not only are you able to serve in a way that is more joyful, abundantly rewarding, and fulfilling for you, but you’re able to more effectively serve, love, and help others.

This is when you step into the next stage which is truly being a way-shower. You live life with an open heart, and through your service you step forward to be a representative of the message you are teaching.

Not only are you learning and teaching, you are now embodying, shining forth, and sharing from your open heart.

Embodiment of Your Crystalline Divine Blueprint (Opening into Presence & Galactic Self – 600s)

This is the Christed state. You embody the Christ template, which is your awakened self.

In this stage, you are unifying all layers, dimensions, and aspects of yourself. You bring Christ consciousness into your life and live this. This is how you are the way-shower.

In this state, you’re flowing with bliss and ease, you’re naturally serving others, and you continue to grow and ascend.

Reuniting with Source (Enlightenment from 700s to 1000)

This is a full multidimensional manifestation. It’s incredibly vast and expanded. This is where the ascension path is headed. This is where embodying the divine in physical form is available and where we are as ascending initiates. We are all returning to this pure full source light connection. It’s about returning fully to source.

Article by Melanie Beckler, Edited by Mindo O. Damalis

Merging with the I Am Presence at the Throne of the I Am That I Am. Raising Your Vibration Through the Pillar of Pure White Light.

 

As you traverse on the path to Enlightenment, you may find that hardships and obstacles are placed on your path to test you. This will make you stronger and bring you wisdom. When you pass these tests, you evolve further. The obstacles are like rotten eggs. The fear of facing the obstacle is like the smell of a rotten egg. You can get rid of the smell when you get rid of the egg. The anticipation of how and what you do, the fear and anxiety of facing the obstacle brings you down and lowers your Light. Problems and obstacles serve by distracting humankind from the Light. Yet, through the distractions, they make you stronger. By your efforts to remove them, you gain momentum and become more determined to pursue Light. The more Light you hold, the greater your ability to cope with future distractions and obstacles. As you evolve spiritually, you become worthy of greater Light and with it comes the ability to conquer all obstacles.

When you are able to see the obstacle as a mere distraction and the distraction as a means to delay you, then you can see to it that you are neither distracted nor delayed. To achieve this task, I will teach you to call the Pillar of Pure White Light to form around you. The purpose of this pillar is to raise your vibrational frequency to help you feel connected to the Source. Then, you are not easily distracted or affected by problems and obstacles. Obstacles can only have an adverse impact on you when you allow them to. You allow them to have such an impact because you feel lonely, left out, fearful and at a loss to cope.

When the Pillar is fully formed and you reside inside of it permanently, you can remain detached from the fear of failure and the feeling of loneliness, separation and rejection. When you are inside the Pillar of Light, you connect to the Perfected Presence of the I Am That I Am, God in Form. This is the individualized presence of God which has taken form and resides at the thirteenth dimension of reality. Through your Twelfth Chakra you are able to connect with this dimension and experience the perfected presence of the I Am That I Am, by merging and uniting with the presence.

This is perhaps the most important step in returning to the perfection of our Original Divine Plan. The Divine Plan as originally intended by God was to allow you to remain connected to God and to the Pure White Light at all times and in all circumstances. Then there could be no fear of separation or loneliness. The Perfected Presence of the I Am That I Am, also known as the I Am Presence or simply the I Am, is also called the Magical, Luminous, Glorious, Victorious Presence.

To change the energy in you and around you and to raise your own vibration to Higher Light; every morning as you arise, call upon the Pillar of Pure White Light to form around you. Enter into the Light and move to unite with the Presence of the I Am. Do this again at night before you fall asleep.

I AM Presence

Meditation to Receive and Hold Pure Light and Unite with the I Am Presence

I now offer you a procedure to raise your vibration to Higher Light and to stay protected in the Pure White Light of the I Am at all times. Now take a deep breath and sit or lay down in a comfortable position to begin this meditational exercise.

Say this invocation,

“I call upon the Pillar of Pure White Light to descend upon me and to form around me. I call upon the Presence of the I Am That I Am. I ask the Presence of the I Am That I Am to join and merge with me.“

You may have difficulty feeling a change or a shift in your own energy field at first. It is important that you persevere and continue to ask for the Pillar of Light to surround you. Sometimes your vibration has become so slow that the Presence of the I Am That I Am cannot reach you. This is because there is a certain level of energy vibration below which it will not extend. Therefore, you will have to raise your own vibration to a frequency which will reach up to the Presence. The Pillar of Light will raise the vibration around you. As you stand inside of it, the lower vibrations dissolve and you begin to gather more Light and Energy.

Ask for the Pillar of Light, Cylinder of Light, Tunnel of Light; it matters not how you say it; what is important is to surround yourself in Light and allow it to heighten your vibration. Visualize the Presence waiting for you at the top of this Pillar, Cylinder or Tunnel. Imagine it to be there. Let your heart convince your mind that it is there. At that point, begin to move the energy upward through your Crown Chakra at the top of your head.

Move up inside this Pillar of Light in the direction of Higher Light. There are chakras above your head (chakras eight through twelve). Visualize that the energy moves up to your Eighth Chakra, pauses to energize that chakra and moves up to the Ninth. Repeat for the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Chakras. In this way, energy moves chakra by chakra to reach up to the Twelfth Chakra in the thirteenth dimension of reality to the Throne of the I Am That I Am. There you shall meet with the Presence of the I Am. The I Am Presence, which is the essence of God manifested in form, is seated at the Throne of I Am That I Am.

Now visualize yourself approaching to meet the Presence of the I Am, merge, and unite with it. The Presence has an ethereal body emanating Pure Light. Light is shimmering down from every direction. Pause and meditate for a while as you bathe in the energy of the I Am Presence.

Each time you practice this, you will be able to absorb a higher level of Light until you can begin to imbue and embody the Light of the Presence of the I Am That I Am. Then you may be invited to sit upon the Throne of the I Am That I Am and fully absorb the Light. When you find yourself fully merged with the Presence, you may request it to come back down with you into your body. Do this for three rounds.

Round 1: You meet, merge and unite with the I Am Presence. Bring back the Presence and imbue your body with the Presence from the top of your head all the way to the bottom of your feet, all the way to the core of Mother Earth.

Round 2: Move up again inside the Pillar of White Light into the Presence of the I Am That I Am; mixing, merging and uniting in Oneness. Pull that energy vibration down and bring it into every chakra of your body and being, down to the bottom of your feet and from your feet into the core of Mother Earth.

Round 3: Go back up the same way, and after you have merged with the I Am Presence, ask your questions. When you are complete with your questions, listen for any answers. Remaining answers will come at the time they are needed. To replenish your body, bring the united and merged essence of the I Am That I Am down into your body.

Practical uses for this exercise: When you are in the middle of a meeting, a group conversation, with a client, a patient, a family member or a child and you feel as though your words are not penetrating, or you are losing your focus, excuse yourself for a moment to compose yourself. Go to the restroom, if that is the only way you can have privacy. Have a precious moment of Oneness to regroup and practice the above exercises. It will take you a few minutes at first to go through the steps. It may take a while for you to feel the impact. As you practice and become familiar with the steps, you will feel the change faster. You can reach a place where the impact becomes instantaneous.

To return to Oneness and free yourself from the separation, you must first merge and unite with that aspect of God which has form, the Presence of the I Am That I Am. The Luminous Presence of God in form may appear to you like a human being. It may seem androgynous, or appear as male or female. That is your personal, individual experience. If you do not actually see the being, you may get flashes of Light or sensations in your body of calmness and peace. You may feel a warm, fuzzy feeling as though you have come back to a loving home.

The Presence of the I Am That I Am is your Divine Right. The Presence of the I Am That I Am holds the essence of Oneness. You will return to the I Am in order to know and remember this Oneness. The journey of God-Unity and the Ultimate attainment of Enlightenment is through this Presence.

How to hear your Intuition and Higher Self?

Do you sometimes struggle to hear your intuition or higher self? It can sometimes be difficult to hear the soft murmuring of your heart or intuition. This is especially true when you are feeling emotional or at a crossroads in your life.

Sometimes our thoughts can cause us to feel so clouded and confused that it can be difficult to sift through what is the voice of our intuition and the voice of our ego. In times of need, when we really need a helping hand to guide us towards our truth and our heart, there are a few signs or clues that our intuition may provide us with.

These signs and clues can sometimes be easier to identify than the strong feeling of knowing that our intuition can give to us when we are feeling clear and confident.

These signs may be subtle so you will have to be open to hearing and seeing them, however they may help you to make a step in the right direction, especially if you are unsure or still learning how to use your intuition to tap onto your higher self.

~A tingling sensation or goosebumps
~A feeling of urgency, uncomfortableness or ‘butterflies’
~Prophetic dreams or vivid dreams that seem to carry a message
~Seeing number patterns like 11:11 or 911
~Seeing a billboard, TV show or street sign with a synchronistic message
~Hearing a song stuck in your head
~Ringing or buzzing in the ears (that is not medically related)
~Receiving advice that seems to come at the perfect time
~A vision or wave of inspiration during meditating, exercising or showering
~Feeling physically ill for no apparent reason, especially in the stomach or head area

The more we trust and listen for our intuition the stronger it becomes, however if you are struggling to hear your inner voice or to receive a message from your Higher Self, then you can book a Councelling Session with Mindo to help you out.

Much love and blessings!