The practical side of connecting to Source

When you feel the heat of bills to pay, tensions at work, worries about kids, etc., the idea of connecting to Source may sound like a fairy tale. Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with “real life”, could it?

And yet, yes, it has precisely everything to do with real life, as opposed to the 3D show with special effects our mind experiences as real life when it is totally disconnected from Source and totally impressed by society’s b…s….

In fact, connecting to Source implies a very strong sense of here and now, of physical presence, of close attention to everything going on around. A close attention without (too much) fear, without (too many) prejudgments, but with (a great deal of) sharpened curiosity and (almost) complete open mindedness.

How do you get into that state?

This you have to find out by yourself. It’s a personal journey. But at the same time you will notice that more and more folks are embarking on that sort of journey. Something subtle, yet powerful, is happening at the collective level.

All websites and books devoted to alternative news and alternative thinking keep telling us that the system is reaching the end the road. Some speak of collapse, others of the end of a cycle, or change of era, or emerging paradigm… Whatever the words, something is the air.

So you are not alone. But the connection to Source you have to achieve by yourself.

Personally I still find it difficult to achieve and sustain this connection. Years of disconnection, fear, and indoctrination into society’s belief system have created a kind of mental rigidity which is not so easy to shake off.

And the rigidity is not just in the conscious mind. It is also physical, deep in cellular memory, deep into the unconscious neurological system. Your muscles in the neck, back, stomach or round the eyes tense up in a given situation, because memories of fear and threats are activated without your being aware of it.

The journey towards fluid and sustained connection to Source is littered with these obstacles. But you and I, and everybody else, can overcome them all. And the big vibrations of collective shift are helping us.

I have experimented with a couple of techniques and tricks which seem to help.

The first, and by far the most important, is to think of Source as the ultimate friend. French writer and philosopher George Barbarin used the words Invisible Partner or simply the Friend (l’Ami).

Whatever happens, l’Ami is always close, always on your side. He keeps sending you messages, he puts signposts along your path, and warms your heart at the slightest manifestation of beauty, fun or tenderness. When you nurture the sense of His permanent presence, life seems to become significantly lighter.

Then there is Ho’oponopono, the extraordinary Hawaiian purification mantra: “I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you”. This works wonders in situations where relationships with other people (or animals, things, or events) threaten to be problematic.

By silently saying these words of love, gratitude and forgiveness, your clear the information connections between others and you; you erase unfounded judgments, prejudices and baseless fears. You address the words to Source in relation to people or things, and you soon notice that the people or things concerned seem less troublesome.

This, a materialist might say, is just the effect of a changed mindset. Fine; it works. Anyway, our only reality is what our mind perceives. Metaphysicians (and many physicists) would add that our mind contributes to creating rather than just perceiving reality.

Finally a little trick. I often try to imagine the non solidity of what I see around me. It’s all empty space, with subtle energy flowing to create the impression of material stuff. If I move forward, I will just walk through all these things, like a ghost crosses a brick wall, won’t I ?

You may laugh, but just try it. Often, using this trick during a walk facilitates deep relaxation, to the point of causing long flashes of clear vision, a true blessing for a short sighted person like me, and a manifest indication that something significant is happening in the body/mind system.

Next time you feel under severe stress at work, think of l’Ami, remember that the apparent solidity of things around is only a perception, and when your difficult boss turns up, say a quick but sincere Ho’oponopono ““I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you”.

If it helps (as I’m convinced it will), let your friends know.

Fear not, and bless whoever invented Ho’ponopono.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

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Only one certainty

No matter how old and experienced we are, what we know amounts to very little. Very little verging on insignificance.

In contrast, existence around us and within us is vast and unknown. And all we usually manage to grasp from it are tiny bits, unrelated and confusing.

pearls-of-wisdom-i-jai-johnson1Only one thing can be regarded as certain, or at least worth believing in: that infinite consciousness and love permeate all there is.

Let’s call this the Source. The Source is the only certainty, the only belief worth having.

The rest, all the rest, is uncertain.

Every form of “knowledge”, including mainstream science and alternative knowledge, consists in fragmented theories, weak assumptions, and tentative practices.

Humanity’s spectacular failure to build a society in harmony with itself and the rest of nature shows that its “advanced knowledge” doesn’t come up to scratch when dealing with reality.

This should come as no surprise; the human intellect is limited and works one step at the time, whereas reality is vast, subtle and continuous. How could we ever grasp reality with our intellect alone.

But our mind can operate in another mode: intuition.

In its ultimate form, intuition is connection to Source.

Between Source and us a multiple reality unfolds, much of it invisible and not directly accessible to our five senses. What we see in the visible world are manifestations of goings on in deeper realms. We may speculate on them through metaphysics, but in the end nothing is sure for the intellect.

However, if we leave the intellect aside and open up our intuitive channel, we can receive guidance from Source. For this to work out, we have to be prepared to trust Source rather than our reasoning capacity and the knowledge acquired from others.

Receiving and accepting guidance from Source is diametrically opposed to the materialist vision. It is difficult to explain, let alone justify with ordinary language.

Exchanging with others on guidance received from Source involves a form of communication not based on linear, step by step reasoning. It requires both emitter and receiver to have full confidence in their intuitive antennas.

When intuition is allowed to develop and flourish, the dogmatic charades of today’s mainstream culture are exposed as instruments of engineered delusion.

This doesn’t mean that every theory or model of official knowledge is to be dismissed as nonsense. It means that knowledge should be used with prudence and modesty as a set of tools for limited purposes, and not be regarded as absolute dogma to support hubris and an all out assault on nature.

But, as is all too evident, official knowledge is on a pedestal in today’s society, like religion was in the old days. And it is used to carry out a systematic attack on everything natural, be it in agriculture, child birth and rearing, healing, nutrition…etc, etc.

It is also abundantly clear that official knowledge, tied to the materialist vision, is completely incapable of generating coherent solutions to the cocktail of issues facing humankind. In fact it keeps contributing to making the problems worse.

When considering this apparently desperate situation, we do well to remember that we know next to nothing. Any extrapolation into the future isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Any idea that we are properly informed about our true situation is pure illusion.

Salvation will not come from new technologies and breakthroughs in official science, or from some new political system. It will come, in fact it is already coming through a complete change of paradigm in the minds and hearts, an emergence of intuition, enabling connection with Source.

This, as far as I am concerned, is the only certainty.

Not revealed in some sacred manuscript or recent apparition, but emerged from the depth within, reconciled with years of every day observations and found remarkably consistent with ancient teachings.

Fear not, drink up and connect to Source.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Russell Brand says it so brilliantly

Do yourself a favour: watch this fantastic video, and enjoy it

and also look at this one, at another, deeper level, with the same incredible humour

Bravo Russell, carry on.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Revolt against banks is starting in Ireland

People in Ireland are finding the courage to resist the corrupt banking system :

And a little treat : splendid rock song about the masters of the world :

Fear not, say no to banksters and others of their kind,

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

What is awareness and what are its consequences?

Awareness is a popular notion among the alternative fringes.

But awareness of what?

Of the hidden forces behind the workings of global society, with their obvious elements of conspiracy? – yeees, this is a significant part of awareness, but probably not the most important.

The key part concerns our metaphysical vision of existence.

Which is awareness that the visible world is only a limited layer of existence, that the non visible interacts in subtle ways with the visible, that nothing in “all there is” exists as  separate from the “rest”, that nothing happens just by chance, without meaning or purpose.

Once you become very conscious – not just intellectually, but also physically, emotionally, spiritually – that the visible and invisible realms are inseparable and constantly interacting, your relationships with people, creatures and events begin to take a new dimension.

How does one reach such awareness?

There are probably as many routes to awareness as there are individuals.

As far as I am concerned, the journey started from a mainly materialist perspective. Such was the dominant thinking mode of my baby boomer’s youth marked by an almost unreserved belief in progress through science.

There was also, of course, organised religion.

Mainstream speech pretended that the two concerned totally different things and that there was no point in trying to reconcile them. Partitioning of reality into completely separate domains was (and still is) one of the principal hallmarks of Western thinking.

But today new facts are laid before us to enlarge our thinking, if we are prepared to pay attention.

On the one hand it is now pretty clear that the basic functioning of society is predatory and destructive, that it has been so for a long time, and that the process is approaching a climax with unprecedented consequences. A fundamental change of mentality and vision has become a matter of collective survival.

On the other hand the development of fundamental physics shows that science is very far from truly understanding universal reality whilst at the same time strongly suggesting that we live in a vacuum filled with energy and information. Matter is only a level of perception of flows of energy organised by information.

Furthermore, theories and models of fundamental physics play with the ideas that time might be reversible, or might only be a perception by an observer, that it is possible for an elementary particle to be present simultaneously in two different spots in the universe, and that there might be more than one universe, perhaps even an infinity of universes.

In short, it is becoming quite plain that our reasoning intellect, with our level of logic, is simply unable to grasp the infinite, eternal reality, and that all it can do is to develop fairly  simplistic models which have limited usefulness, let alone validity, and should in any case be used with the greatest humility.

Whilst such metaphysical consequences of advanced science are now being explored more thoroughly than in the days of blind narrow scientism, many are also revisiting the teachings, metaphors and symbols of ancient traditions, and experiencing the effectiveness of various practices in line with a holistic, non materialist, “energy” based approach of reality.

In fact, we are opening up again to the power of intuition, an essential natural faculty that had been atrophied in most us by the materialist belief system which Western society had imposed on almost everybody.

It is remarkable and quite exciting to note the deep convergence between advanced science, ancient traditions and contemporary non conventional practices.

That said, however, most of the time we are still stuck in our perception of reality experienced as “this” visible world, and subject to its irritating material and psychological constraints and limitations. Our consciousness appears trapped in what modern metaphysicians call “low vibration levels”.

Many people awakening to consciousness wish to free themselves from the enslavement of “low vibrations”. They try to achieve this through meditation, prayer, trance, shamanic practices or drugs. Often disappointment awaits them, and sometimes even depression.

The lesson, I believe, is that whilst life “down here” is only an experience our eternal higher self is going through, we can’t opt out of the experience. We have to go all the way to its natural end and extract the full learning it is meant to give us.

At this point, awareness has to broaden further, to encompass acceptance and trust and distance itself from ego and fear.

This is no intellectual exercise. It is a personal experience. It involves every cell in the body, every conscious thought in the mind, every emotion, desire, fear. Everything that constitutes you or me, which no science or philosophy can fully define and specify, is involved in experiencing enlarged consciousness.

In this a key notion to bear in mind is that of the continuum of existence. There are no absolute boundaries, neither in space, nor time, nor in any other conceivable dimension. Existence is oneness, infinite interactions, yet with perceptions of separate identities. It’s incomprehensible, beyond our logic. All we can do is travel as far as our logic goes, reach the brink, peer down and then jump. Trust the unknown, as the little inner voice of our intuition tells us to.

Those who dare go to the brink beyond which ordinary logic is no longer any use enter a new dance with life. The dance with the invisible Partner.

This is not faith as in organised religion where dogmas are downloaded into your mind and you are meant to sheepishly follow. This is natural connection with the invisible. The stuff of genuine mystics, shamans, healers. And these may be very ordinary people, unpretentious, definitely unpretentious.

And now a last challenging bit: evil.

Whilst the genuinely awakened people do their utmost to align their whole being on the universe’s absolute love, non judgment, compassion and harmony, it looks pretty clear that some partly aware characters opt for a “deal with the devil”. And that might be what lies behind the almost incomprehensible harshness and grotesque arrogance of today’s ruling world elite.

But this shouldn’t unduly worry the really aware. At Source, there is only pure undiluted love.

Can we be sure of that? Yes, but only once intuition has been allowed to reach a sufficient level, for this is beyond the reach of the reasoning intellect on its own.

To conclude, awareness is more than a non materialist world vision, it is a mode of thinking, feeling, acting, and interacting with every aspect of life which is totally different from the ordinary mode in today’s mainstream culture.

Fear not, observe and smile.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Leave your heavy baggage

Our experience of life is determined by streams of information flowing deep in our cells, molecules and atoms, by conscious and unconscious thoughts in our mind.

Faire-sa-valise-a25285156But what about “external” events, outside of “us”?

Surely, you and I haven’t invented pollution, overpopulation, the financial crisis, Fukushima or forced vaccination. These things are part of the general environment. We haven’t created them. They are, as it were, imposed on us, aren’t they?

Similarly we can’t be held responsible for annoying or serious problems affecting our body;  that sudden headache, that spot on the nose or that pain in the knee. Such ailments just happen to us, don’t they?

And also, whether it’s sunny and warm, or cold and wet outside, that isn’t up to us, is it?

Clearly, it is impossible, and pointless, to try and segregate what is “up to us” from what is not. In fact it is already impossible to know what “us”, as opposed to the rest, really means.

The only certainty is universal wholeness, its infinite interactions, its amazingly subtle continuum.

But our humble corner of universal wholeness looks like a morass. We don’t even know what we are, and our reasoning intellect seems so incapable of making any real sense of our little mess.

So let’s tune down the dry intellect and let intuition do the driving.

Apparently we cannot change much of what goes on in the world, but we can change the way it affects our mind. We seem to have a degree of freedom in focusing our thoughts.

All experts in personal development seem to agree on one point: focusing on “positive” thoughts is the key.

But where it gets confusing is on what to do when “negative” thoughts keep coming back.

Do we have to pretend they weren’t there? This sounds like denial. And intuition strongly suggests that denial is most unhealthy.

A seemingly better option is to recognize whatever “negative” thoughts are floating in our mind, accept that they are there, but not let them take over, and bring the main focus of our attention on “positive” thoughts.

This approach is consistent with an attitude of non judgement, detachment and compassion, including towards ourselves.

Over the last few months I have been experimenting two simple techniques to orient the mind towards positive attitudes: “ho’ponopono” and “non solidity”.

Ho’ponopono is the mantra “I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you” addressed to the universe while focusing on our relationship with a specific person, animal, creature or thing. Its intended effect is to clear that relationship from all wrong ideas, false beliefs and hasty judgements.

Whenever I have used this mantra with proper attention, the quality of the particular relationship improved noticeably, or at least my perception of the quality of that relationship improved. Which in my “reality” boils down to the same.

“Non solidity” is this: you look around you and remember that all you see is a vacuum filled with floating images produced by flows of subtle energy decoded by your mind. You get the sense that if you kept walking you could just go through anything that is in front of you: person, tree, brick wall…. Just as if you were a ghost.

It’s a good technique to use in public spaces such as busy streets, shopping centres, metro, railways stations…, with lots of people hurrying around you like ants.

You see the agitation around, but you know it’s only a 3D video with special effects being played in your mind. You look at it with detachment, yet attentively; you watch the people and things with interest and compassion. You don’t judge them, don’t envy them, don’t fear them. In fact you observe every little scene with calm interest, you notice beauty, you notice the funny side of what goes on, and you feel totally relaxed, at peace, unthreatened, yet fully alert and lucid.

You can also experience non solidity while walking in nature, in a garden, in a quite street or just sitting at home and simply watching things in the room.

Focusing on non solidity brings you in a state close to meditative relaxation. You feel good, you have pleasant sensations in your body. If you are short sighted and you are not wearing your specs or contact lenses, the muscles around your eyes feel more relaxed, and you may experience seconds or even minutes of perfectly clear vision.

In that state, you are both detached and very alert. If someone walking past you is conceited and arrogant, or is a real psychopath, you will notice that, but it won’t affect you. Instead of judging him or her, you might give that person the benefit of a quick ho’ponopono.

After all, being a psychopath or an arrogant twit isn’t his or her fault. Anyway he or she is only a bundle of information in the big universal field of information. He or she belongs to the same ocean as you; there is no discernable boundary between him/her and you.

This perspective helps you consider everything happening in the world without alarm or panic.

You know that the used radioactive fuel rods in Fukushima are likely to cause more serious problems in the relatively near future, you know that the debt mountain will cause a new financial crisis, you know that mass vaccination is doing a lot of harm to millions of kids and young adults…etc. etc.

You are lucid. You are not in denial. But you are nevertheless broadly happy and confident.

Why? Because you now sense that the visible material reality is only a thin layer of total reality. Because you sense that the real deal will be settled at another level, and not via technical and socio-political solutions.

Through ho’ponopono, non solidity and similar techniques which you can come across or develop by yourself, it is possible to leave behind you the heavy baggage of all the limiting beliefs the mind control system has been feeding you since before your birth in this life.

Fear not, let calm fascination take over from panic.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Extracts from “A great turning”

Here are extracts of a beautiful text “A great turning” by Julian Rose (http://www.zengardner.com/a-great-turning/):

To many, the answer to this nagging interruption to their daily addictions is to shoot the messenger.

No gun required; just turn on the TV, crack-open a beer, go to the fridge, stick-on a catchy piece of music; chat on the internet, mow the lawn, fiddle with the smart phone –  you know the rest.

Then there’s another way of shooting the messenger: get a job which negatively impacts upon the health and welfare of this living breathing planet.

That means most jobs. 

Because most ‘jobs’ are built upon a denial that the great turning even exists!

They plough right through and flatten it without even realising it’s there. They nullify the life force with their money obsessed paralysis, thus rendering void all things living.

‘Nine to Five’ is not the way to stay alive – it is a programmed parasitic work ethic designed to automize and suck the life out of humanity. Avoid this fate if you want to remain sentient and subtle enough to respond to the messenger’s call.

….

Our world stands on the brink of discovering itself anew. We are a ripening fruit on the tree of life.

The great change that we yearn for awaits within us to be given clearance to fly. You have only to let go of your hold on that which holds no promise. Let all things superficial fall-away.

Let gravity take them to be melted down in the great furnace below. Let all become deep and move to the rhythm of celestial callings.

Remove the watch whose hands tick-off the hours – telling only the story of linear time and the division of oneness into a million splintered parts. Nano particles that glitter in the neon flattened windows of sterile main street money. Let die that part of you which still clings to such a nefarious chimera.

A great turning is upon us. Spare this day to enter its temple. Touch a deeper seam in your trembling soul and share your treasure joyfully.

Thanks Julian

Love,

Leo

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