Steps on The Journey

If you haven’t yet, please take another step and sign up for our Daily Steps Email, because, we sometimes need a sign post for our journey to help guide you every day. A boat with no star to guide it may take to long to reach it’s destination.

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You may of heard this before, but it is worth remembering because we all forget this. If someone gave you 3,650,000.00 and said to you “You can spend this any way you wish, only you have to spend it all in one year, and you get 10,000 each day” How would you spend it? Would you let your family influence you? Would you let your friends tell you how you should spend it? If someone stole $1,000 from you would you give up spending and go after this person trying to get it back?  Of course this is the time you may have each day to do with what you wish…

Another way to look at it a little bit deeper, your thoughts are the currency you have for your life. You can choose what your want to “buy” in your life, focus on the negative, and that is what shows up. We wonder why we have crappy thoughts and wonder why crap keeps showing up in our life. Put your thoughts on what you want. If you put thoughts on what other people want you get what they want in your life.

If you think you can’t change, or it’s always been that way, and you will never succeed. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, and that will show up in your life. If you think what I’m saying is BS they that’s is what it will be to you.

When you change the way you look at things, things around you start to change. Yes, change starts with us. If you put your awareness on what you want, and even better that they are already there the effect is amazing. It still blows my mind when I see this effect happen, and it will do it to you if you have this awareness…

The key is detachment from the outcome or how it is going to happen. You start to see the doors open and you walk through them with ease and doing the things you enjoy. The money shows up, the right people show up, you start banishing doubt and seeing the beauty of nature and life everywhere and it is wonderful. The smallest things will reinforce your natural state of happiness, and things that you used to bother you, you will not even hardly notice.

You will begin to look at things a whole and not good or evil, but as part of the whole. You will see the beauty in people you used to hate or fear. You will start to have a sense that all this and you have a purpose.

Wishing you a beautiful day and can’t wait to hear your comments.

In Gratitude, I wish you awareness of Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance there in you, Always,

In Lak ‘esh, Michael

Steps on The Journey

I’m so grateful you’re taking time to invest in yourself and take your First Step in this amazing of your Journey.

You are absolutely Beautiful and amazing, and I love you.

We all have a calling, that is part of us but is often silenced by us and muffled out by our personal life events and fears. I had a calling that came from the same divine spark that everyone has when they came into this life. This is my calling and I’m on my path with you right now! Amazing isn’t it 😀

There is a book called “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” about people in Hospice who said their top regrets, they wish they had the courage life the life that they were destine to live that they knew they had a purpose small or great that they came into this life to do. That they had signed up for something other then to just fit in and go along in life, letting their fears and doubts hold them back. Just following someone else’s rules in the rat race of modern society.

Most of us don’t allow our selves the freedom to listen to that internal voice within us that is part of us, those callings that we know are so important to us to do. Don’t wait to long as you may die with your music still inside you as Wayne said.

Most of the time we ignore it or make up many reasons to why we can’t do it or excuses… WE are part of this divine intelligence that speaking to and even though you ignored it, suppressed it, and denied it. It is still there waiting for you.

When I started on this path everything in my entire life started shif, and things started to show up in my life and it will for you too. The person you wanted to meet shows up, you find happiness within, you travel to where you want, you write that book, you see life with new eyes and wonder why the hell you waited so long 😀  Everything in my life shifted and showed up unexpectedly and kinda befuddles me as it does and I laugh 😀

We all ready know you have a purpose, and you may have taken a step or two, but if you haven’t take that first step and admit you don’t want to, but do it anyway. If you have taken a step or two, GREAT take another, and another each day every step take you further on your journey, the block in your path is the path. Work around it, wait, back up try a different angle, ask for divine help and meditate. Do your internal work. Keep reading Steps to Awareness 🙂

My life has ebb and flow just as the tides do. Life goes on, don’t stop. Take action, show up, Lean into it, Start ANYWHERE, Keep doing things, Get out more, Ask for help, meet new people and most importantly GIVE MORE HUGS <3

If you haven’t yet, please take another step and sign up for our Daily Steps Email, because, we sometimes need a sign post for our journey to help guide you every day. A boat with no star to guide it may take to long to reach it’s destination.

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Wish you a beautiful week and can’t wait to hear your comments.

In Gratitude, I wish you awareness of Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance there in you, Always,

In Lak ‘esh, Michael

Steps on The Journey

I’m so grateful you’re taking time to invest in yourself and take your First Step in this amazing of your Journey.

You are absolutely Beautiful and amazing, and I love you.

If you haven’t yet, please take another step and sign up for our Daily Steps Email, because, we sometimes need a sign post for our journey to help guide you every day. A boat with no star to guide it may take to long to reach it’s destination.

http://stepstoawareness.org/daily-steps/

If you want to love, if you want freedom, if you want to experience joy, be at peace, happiness, and spirituality as I have defined it in the previous posts. You have to wake up and have awareness of who you really are.

We want this of course and we go to psychologist and all they can do is release the pressure, and perhaps cure your symptoms. Unfortunately they can just ease your suffering but not cure the problem. People have to sometimes suffer enough emotionally before they wake up and finally start having real  awareness and say that’s it. I’m sick of this way of thinking and start to change themselves instead of trying to change those around them.

There is another way of living that your emotional well being doesn’t depend on another being human or not. Although, dogs are great listeners you don’t need them really. There are times when they are a help, but in the end they are just another step in the path.

One question you will start to ask yourself on this journey of awareness is am I crazy or are all of they, because when you challenge your beliefs and see the illusion you start to see the insanity in our society that allows the suffering of our brothers and sisters.

The whole world is crazy. Society is holding beliefs about love, relationship, joy, happiness, and spirituality. This is not new and only a look into the real history of the colonization of the the North America, and people wonder why we have all the problems in our society today. It is self evident to why. Now we can shift that right today starting with you! Yes YOU Reading this !!!

When you really have true awareness and see this and you hear everybody saying this is the way it is, you know that is isn’t. We have all been brainwashed/programmed and this was totally shocking to me, and it was painful to see this. Get dis-disillusioned with it all, the sooner you see this the sooner you will gain true awareness. Get dis-disillusioned with your best friend, be aware that they were just as programmed as you, examine everything they say to you, see the motives subconscious or conscious behind them. Like you they are putting on a great act, because they are asleep, as you still are. You don’t even know it.

I told you were not going to believe it. I can’t make you see and I wont try, but once you do, you’ll know… you will have an “Aha” moment. The light will go on and it is up to you how far down your personal rabbit hole you want to go. I’m not hear to help you, only you can wake yourself up.

Break your chains, if you can, free your mind, if you can, but the awakened life is worth living and no treasure in the universe can pay you the reward you will give yourself…

Tune in next week if you dare 🙂  As we get into “Self Sacrifice” and many other illusion we create.

Wish you a beautiful weekend and can’t wait to hear your comments.       Buckle up Dorothy cause Kansas is about to go by by…

In Gratitude, I wish you awareness of Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance there in you, Always,

Michael

 

Steps on The Journey

Hello Wonderful Steppers <3

I’m so grateful you’re taking some time to invest in yourself and take your First Step in this moment of your Journey. You are absolutely Beautiful and amazing, and I love all of you.

I’m not a Guru, nor do I ever want to be one or thought of one. I’m just a observer on my path just like everyone else… If your looking for a Guru, look no further then inside…

If you haven’t yet, please take another step and sign up for our Daily Steps Email, because, we sometimes need a sign post for our journey to help guide you every day. A boat with no star to guide it may take to long to reach it’s destination.

http://stepstoawareness.org/daily-steps/

As I said in my previous blogs, I’m not here to help you or save you, If you help yourself, Great you did it, and if you hurt your self, Great you did it. You think people support you, they don’t. I’ll give you a quick example.

I had a friend who was doing a workshop on psychology and in the work shop one of the people asked said they didn’t feel they were getting the support from their superior, because they never came by to visit or give thanks or any feed back. My friend knew their superior and said let’s do a role play. I’ll play the roll of your superior and said to them “The reason I never come by and talk to you is that things are going so well that I never have the need to.”

My friend said to them “Ok just step out of the room, for a minute” and once out of the room he turned to the others in the workshop and said ” I’m still playing the role of the supervisor. He’s really done such a bad job of managing his department that I can stand to go by and see. If I say anything to him, he would be even harder on the staff under him and we are going to be replacing him in about 6 months. We are just training another person to take over and move him to different position.”

Now my friend brings him back in and asks “How do you feel? Do you feel supported” and he says “yes, I feel supported”

Who is supporting him?

Our personal reality is often an illusion we create, the feelings we think are created by others are only an illusion we create ourselves based on what others say and do to us, and if it based on what they say, be careful, because what they may or may not be true or accurate.

People don’t support you, you chose to believe they support you. You want to change your personal reality, you have to change your personality and how you think.

As I said before waking up is painful. the first step to awareness or waking up is to be honest with yourself that you don’t want to wake up, you don’t want to be happy, that is unconditionally happy. I’ll be happy if I’m supported, or I get this or that.

We can’t conceive that we can be happy with out them. We been programmed/brainwashed/taught that we can’t be happy without this or that. When either I or you challenge yourself on this programming your will feel resistance and pain. Waking up is a challenge and that is why I said the wise Guru will never attempt to wake anyone up. I’m not going to do it. no way.

It’s like the story of the guy who walks into a bar, sits down, and sees this another guy from work with a banana in his ear – a banana in his ear! And he thinks, “I wonder if I should say anything to him. No, it’s none of my business”. But  after having a drink or two he can’t resist, he says to the Guy, “Excuse me, why do you’ve a banana in your ear”. The Guy says, “What”?  he  repeats, “You’ve got a banana in your ear. “Again the Guy says, “What was that”? “You’ve got a banana in your ear!” the Friend shouts. “Talk louder”, the friend says, “I’ve got a banana in my ear!”

Ok we all heard that one many times, but the truth is there, I can’t wake you up all I can do is show you your illusions and false hoods that I have as well. Only through self awareness and observation can we really wake up.

In the next post I will get into this more as we explore who we really are… because if you been following Jim Carey in the last year or so, you begin to see we are not the roles we play and even deeper not what we think we are. It gets stranger and it is stranger than you think, and stranger then you can think, and this frightens most people. Facing our fears is pain full so unless you pull that banana out of your ear you won’t be waking up anytime soon!!!

Buckle up Dorothy cause Kansas is about to go by by…

In Gratitude, I wish you awareness of Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance there in you, Always,

Michael

 

Steps on the Journey

Hello Beautiful Steppers <3

I’m so grateful you’re taking some time to invest in yourself and take your First Step in this moment of your Journey. You are absolutely wonderful and amazing, and I love you unconditionally.

I’m not a Guru, nor do I ever want to be one or thought of one.I’m just a observer on my path just like everyone else… If your looking for a Guru, look no further then inside…

Now, please take a moment and Optin for my free “Daily Steps” email so you and your co-creating steppers will have a message to guide you on your daily journey.

Last Blog post I shared that some of the reasons people (even those who think they are awake) feel such pain is they are unaware of all the programming that has put in their subconscious and because of this even though they say they want to change and “wake up” they really don’t, because it is so painful.

Which brings us to the route of the pain which is fear… Which is why I included this post from Nelson Mandela. I had great fear about starting this site and blog. I still feel some fear but I do it anyway, because I have an awareness of my own inner light and even in the darkest room one tiny small candle can light the whole room. I wish Steps to Awareness to be that light for you so you can light your candle.

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

When we have that light of awareness and our inner room is lit up for us to see, and in the same sense, our candle of love is increased by sharing it will continue on and on and on with everyone who shares it. Soon the fear is gone and we can move on to greater awareness.

Now I will share with you the example I spoke of in the last blog because it points to what real love it is in the sense as I see it. Not neediness, not desire, not infatuation, and duty or obligation.

We are never “in love” with anyone really. We are only in love with our hopeful and prejudges idea of that person. If you really in love with that person then why did you fall out of love with them? Your Idea of them changed didn’t it?

How could you of let me down when I trusted you with everything? Did you really trust them? You never really trust anyone and really if you think you are you are lying to yourself. That is part of the programming/brainwashing of our society to think this way. You never really trust anyone, you are only trusting your Judgment about that person. Then why do you get upset about it?

We don’t like to say “my judgement was wrong or I was a fool” it’s very hard on our ego’s to admit that and it is painful because of fear of us being judged! So we blame them for letting us down.

There it is, people don’t really want to wake up and have real awareness. It was painful for me. People don’t really want to change themselves. They want you to change to suit them. People subconsciously really don’t want to be “happy” or in their natural state of being, because it forces them to take responsibility for themselves and behaviours. Our subconscious mind’s programming tells us that happiness comes from something outside of ourselves and when we try to change we feel “cognitive dissonance” and begin to self sabotage with negative self talk, or looking for reasons not to be happy!

Until we have awareness of the subconscious programming we will have much difficulty changing or remaining changed and go back to the old programming.

Now, my belief is I can only give my love to someone. Love I can only give away and detach from any and all expectation that they do something for me or that I get something in return. That is my definition of Love in the true sense of doing it. Love can only be given away, the river of love flows in one direction. In giving my love, it is a selfish act in this way because I do get something in return. I get a good feeling and that is a good kind of selfishness and like giving a hug to a fellow Earthling we get one in return and both benefit from it.

This why the wise “Guru” will not make any attempt to wake anyone up, because it is so painful for sleeping people to do so. I’m here to share my dance and that is it. If you benefit from it great, if you are helped great. You did it !!!

If you are hurt, Great you did it !!! I not doing this to help you, because only you can help you in the end. Everyone who is telling you there are going to help you is wrong. Sadly, they are asleep to and even with their so called “good intentions” they get something out of it. A good feeling when they help you. All they can do is take away your symptoms, help you to to feel better temporally, help you to overcome your emotions or feelings for a while.

Real Change is painful and this is why most people say they want it, but never do it. Don’t believe me then take this example

First, now please imagine someone you are very close to someone you really care about and see everyday.

Got someone in mind? Good, now imagine saying this to them.

“If I had to choose between my happiness and you, I would choose my happiness over you every time. If I had a choice, no question about it I would chose happiness”

Now think about that for a minute and really become aware of the feelings your feeling. Not so good eh… You might be feeling you are being very selfish about your self wouldn’t you? See how we been brainwashed/programmed by our society, culture, friends, and family to feel guilty and selfish.

So now who is really being selfish here…  How could they be so selfish that they demand that you sacrifice your happiness so that they could be happy.

Now tell me. Would you want me to love you at the cost of my happiness?

Yes? Now wouldn’t it be wonderful that you would love me at the cost of your happiness and I would love you at the cost of my happiness, and we both live miserable lives, but long live LOVE 😀

So we don’t really want to be unconditionally happy, I’m ready to be happy provided this or that… We are really saying to them, you are my happiness. To our lover, friend, or to anything like a car, place, or money. Until I get this or that or if I don’t get it I refuse to be happy!! Some of us can’t imagine being happy with out that or this.

It is so important in our first Steps to Awareness that we understand this clearly as it relates to us personally. That is the reason we don’t want true happiness and awareness, because can’t conceive that we would be happy without all of those things…. We have been programmed/brain washed to place getting our happiness in all of those things.

Now this is why if we want to come awake, which is the same thing to saying if we want to love, if we want happiness, if we want freedom, joy, peace, harmony and spirituality as I have defined it in my earlier blogs. We need to understand this programming.

Look at the fear everywhere, confusions, heart ache, loneliness, conflict, wars, in the hearts of people.  Inner and outer struggles. Suppose somebody gave you a way stopping that great drain of inner energy. Of health and emotions that come from this. Showed us a way to truly love one another, and be at peace with all?

Today most people think politics are important, corporations and big business is more important, science is more practical. What is the Earthly use  of putting people on Mars when we can’t even live together and in harmony on earth?

What can the psychologist do to help you? All they can do is relieve the pressure. Only you can do the work. The can lead you do the door, but you have to walk through it.

So the first Step is being aware you don’t want to wake up…

People must suffer enough before they are ready to awaken, they must suffer enough in order to finally say I have had enough…  To change themselves.

In my next blog post I will talk about more on the nature of our personal reality or our personality one might say 🙂

What I’m talking in this blog is spirituality as I defined it earlier in my blogs…

In Gratitude, I wish you awareness of Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance there in you, Always,

Michael

Steps on the Journey

Hello fellow Steppers <3

I happy you have returned, You are absolutely wonderful and amazing, Yes YOU, 85%  of our society will not even consider what you are searching for and taking the first step to do so.

If you haven’t had a chance to op-in for my “Daily Steps Email” Please do as you are missing out on some interesting post I have found and insights.

Spirituality in my own opinion is Awareness or if you want to say it is  waking up and smelling your conscious. As I mentioned in the last blog the first Step to waking up is admitting that you don’t want to wake up. Waking up is Painful, we don’t want to do it, and we certainly don’t want anyone else to do it for us. If you don’t want to wake up, fine… Go back to sleep. I will not attempt to wake anyone up. I’m here to do my dance and if you benifit from it Great! If you don’t that is Great!

I’m not here to help  you, oh no… If you are helped by my “dance” you did it not me, and like wise if you are hurt… you did it. I’m not here to solve your issue, hold your hand, or tell you want to do. I’m not hear to mend your broken toys, help you to get your wife back, Job back, more money, find your soul mate. No not at all and if you came here with that expectation, then you will be sadly disappointed. Most people say they want to change, but in reality they only want relief from the painful symptoms of their lives. Most of which is self inflicted and happening because they are asleep and unaware.

I see my self sitting on a grassy bank next to a natural spring fed stream on a hot summers drinking the cool clean water. Sometimes sharing it with passers-bys when they ask. Hoping that they will notice the box of travel bottles next to me and take one and fill it up themselves.

Why awareness and waking up is so painful?

Because, we been conditioned from childhood, by society, by our culture, school, friends, family, and worse yet ourselves…

I’ll give you a quick example on my next blog post <3

In Gratitude, I wish you Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance Always,

Michael

 

 

Steps on the Journey

Hello my fellow Steppers <3

I’m so grateful you have dropped in, You have taken a step to get to that place where you can connect to your higher purpose and begin shifting to what can I get, to how may I be of service. Which is why I started Steps to awareness.

Please take another step and sign up for our Daily Steps Email. These are sign post for your journey to help guide you every day. A boat with no star to guide it may take to long to reach it’s destination.

http://stepstoawareness.org/daily-steps/

What is the definition, awareness or “waking up” as some people call it, what I see it as is spirituality, not piety, not devotion to some religion, but  as connection and understanding that we are all connected, we are all one and we are all special. Yes, what a paradox, and life is full of them.

The First step in waking up or awareness is admitting to yourself that you don’t want to wake up. As I mentioned before waking up for me was very painful. Now I don’t say that some people would be gifted or able to just one moment flip a switch and suddenly wake up and have that awareness, but this is rare indeed. Also just simply having knowledge is not waking up. In fact those who think they are awake because they have knowledge about how our society works and opinions on what the the truth is maybe even further from true awareness.

Let me give you two challenges we face in waking up and experiencing awareness.  The first is that most people don’t even know they are asleep. I’ll give you an example:

A father knocks on the door of his son’s room and enters to find him still sleeping. Angry the father says: “WAKE UP! Get out of bed you have to get to Hockey Practice, ice time is at 6am.”

His son in whiny voice says: ” I don’t want to get up Papa, I don’t want to go to Hockey Practice”

“Why not” says his father.

The son says, “First, it is so dull, the kids all tease me, and third I hate Hockey Practice”

So his father says “I’m going to give you three reasons why you must go to Practice, First, because it is your duty.

Second, because they are counting on you

Third, because you are the COACH !!!!”

Your to big to stay asleep stop playing like a child.

Now tune in tomorrow and I will explain why awareness and waking up is so painful…

In Gratitude, I wish you Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance Always,

Michael

 

The First Step…

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
-Tao Te Ching, 64

I’m grateful you took The First Step…

My name is Michael

I’m very happy to have the opportunity to share these thoughts about Awareness and the impersonal self, Tao, Truth, The nature of our sub conscious and what ever label you wish to give it.

When I started this Amazing Adventure…
I had two questions questions on my mind.
First was… What is Awareness,
The Second was… Why was it so hard for me to grasp.

I’m on the Journey of discovery and wish for all of you to join me. I’m open to your thoughts and I will share mine. I ask that you question everything you read here and research anything you don’t have an understanding of. I will do the same.

I ask you respect me and other posters in this site and blog. Good, I don’t mind challenges to any ideas I share on here but have compassion for each other and I know we all one love.

The first what is awareness? My experiences and life taught me I had been in a deep sleep about who I was. When I started to read about the Tao, philosophy, meditation and many different authors on the nature of our reality. I began to see how I was asleep.

How I had only 15% conscious awareness and 85% of my mind was subconscious. That 15% was at best only could see me as the role I played and job I did as my identity.  Like 90% of people I was completely asleep and programmed by our culture and society to think this way.

After “opening my eye” to begin “waking up” and by that I’m not talking about to the reality of the corporate Oligarchy that now runs the majority of Wester Governments. It was quite a shock to me and I discovered something very alarming about my self.

The reason personal reality awareness is so hard to grasp is because I didn’t want to admit to myself that I didn’t want to wake up! I discovered that my body and mind were very much against being aware and waking up to my true personal reality. Awareness and waking up were very painful and quite disturbing to my ego which was have an anxiety attack at just the idea that there maybe something outside of what was it.

I had to break the habits and let go of the old personality to allow new brain to develop new neural pathways and break my old “self” habits. As I began on my path, taking my first steps to Awareness I didn’t really notice or see any changes. As my brain changed it’s thinking and awareness over took me I was saying why am I doing this because it scared the hell out of me. My foundations were shaken and what was me was gone. I was not me any more and I was feeling fear because I was now in new personal reality and it was very very frightening !!!

I was able to continue on in spite of my ego’s anxiety and fear and even feeling this I continued to take Step after Step. As time went on I found amazing and powerful being inside me, a silent observer, but also a friend and co-creator of my personal reality.

Each Step on my path revealed new and amazing insights into my life, and the nature of reality itself that blew my mind and soul on more then one level. I was amazed at the universe’s amazing grace and could see how it worked for me even when I wasn’t aware or though it wasn’t doing anything or I imagined and thought it was out to get me 😀

Congratulations, you are amazing, most people will not read past the first few paragraphs!! You’re wonderful. I so glad you took the time to come and allow me to share my story with you.

Please share and opt-in and sign up for my free “Daily Steps” email to help you keep taking steps on your path and stay tuned to my blog as I will be doing video’s and in the near future and soon offering workshops.

Thanks again, I wish you Peace, Love, Great Health, and Abundance Always