Steps On The Journey

It is everyone’s favourite time of year! The end of it !! 🙂

Remember, you are AWESOME !!! YES YOU READING THIS !!!
Tell yourself any way you can and for the love of self listen only to those who say the same to you.


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It is everyone’s favourite time of year! The end of it !! 🙂

It is time for reflection and to prepare for the coming year. I was asked by my close friends what were my lessons for the year from life and what did I actually learn from them. I had such a challenging and Drama filled year that I thought and felt like it was going to be the end of all things…

Ok I’m still here! Wow… What did I learn from all this? Imagine that! Wow…

The 3- F words is what came to my mind.

Faith

Forgiveness

Freedom

Faith I found is not in the gaining of something but the letting go of things. Letting go of fear. Hatred. Sadness. Despair. Anger, shame and guilt. Imagine we get on board the train of Faith. We are going it alone and the first part is flat and easy.

Then we notice a challenge the size of a mountain and the tracks go up and up and switch back, but things are going so slow you could get out and run faster then the train.

We on our quest for awareness (I assume you want more of it or you’re curious as you reading a blog about it) and you look around the train and behind the engine is 20 cars of old baggage. All those things we have either emotional attachments to or ego attachments.

Each car with a message in our subconscious that is telling us having faith is not practical and wont work out. We come up with all sorts of past examples of when things didn’t go the way we hoped. How there is no unseen force that is going to make it work out for us. And if we talk to some friends / acquaintances and family they give you all the reasons it is not going to work. And when something doesn’t work out they are right there to remind you they told you so!

The key I found, to faith, is once I have the awareness of the attachments to those baggage cars. I walk up to the engine, reach down and pull out the coupling pin right behind the engine and watch all those old baggage cars, fly screaming down the hill backwards and we head straight up the top and over and we see the beautiful valley below. I will be writing about how un-coupling the baggage is easy in my book coming out in the near future.

Forgiveness, we all want to hear from those who wronged us, to beg us to forgive them. We all want to have some resolution for those wrongs, but forgiveness as you may know is not about them. It is all about us! We need to forgive them for ourselves. Hanging on to anger, regret, revenge or what every feeling it is like holding on to a hot coal, only we are the ones who get burned and more the tighter we hold onto it the more it burns us. Oh my…

We need to first forgive ourselves for any things we did that we feel was not aligned with our path, those we feel wronged us, and no matter how awful and bad we think it is.

As we think of the End of a Calendar year we often think of the past year or years, and or the future year ahead. This time is a good time to forgive others and that is very beneficial to us, and it makes it easier for us to forgive ourselves as well… So give your self a big hug ( I do everyday) and say I forgive YOU (say your name it helps) and really feel it, be there in the moment with it. Be specific what it is you forgive yourself forgive for! Let what every emotions come and go and look at their paths and know that they have past and I remains! Own it!

Now do the same for them! Yes, all those who wronged you, cut you down, triggered pain in you, ridiculed you, hit you, hurt you, stole from you, shamed you, lied about you, betrayed you, and any other thing you can think of. Hard to do at first, easy once you get going…

This does not mean we have to be friends with them and associate with them again. We must take care of ourselves from any further abuse. And we must forgive ourselves of any behaviour we don’t like or we feel was not the best we could of done. We are stuck with our own devils so you might as well give them big warm hug and say you forgive them. You see the devil was you all along 😉 More on that in my book.

Freedom, “just another word for nothing left to loose” -Me & Bobby McGee , is probably one of the greatest lines in a song I’ve heard so far, Because really when we let go of all the attachments we have, and discover the subconscious ones and until bring them into the light of awareness let go of them. (because we can’t let go of what we are unaware of that is which is holding us back. )

It is in that state, when we let go, we finally capture a glimpses of the freedom we all are seeking. The reason we haven’t been able to find it in ourselves or outside of ourselves is because we always had it within us. We don’t have get freedom and in fact we can’t because it is just an idea we created in our minds. When we have true awareness, that the freedom we have been searching for, we already have. We only forgot how to act in that way.

We have been and always been free to think and do what with want with our energy. The problem is we live in fear of the consequences of our actions, thoughts and behaviours, because we’ve “bought in” to what society, friend, family, co-workers, main stream media, books, tell us we can’t act or behave that way or we are called a “Dreamer”, “conspicuous theorist”, Bum, Radical, trouble maker, hippy, or some thing along those lines. That unless you tow the line, keep in line, we will be labelled as “bad” or “defective”.

So we are all free, but we are often living in self made prisons in our mind, in our homes, towns, and cities. We talk about wanting to get out of the city and be free, but never do. We created these guided cages and have put so much attachments on them, and marvel at them and talk about how great we are because we are great! We created our own self made prisons, where we are both the guards and the inmates and both unable to escape because we have no awareness of this.

When we let go of this illusion we created. When we finally have awareness of fullness of it. When we finally let go our attachments to all the comforts and pleasures connect to it. We can then start to see, that like the train with the 20 baggage cars we finally let go… and we have nothing left to loose, we have no attachments left, we gain the awareness that we always had true freedom, we just never exercised fully and that we were the only ones to blame for not experiencing it.

Now, more then ever we need to work to be mindful of living in the moment. Why? Because it is all we really have. The rest is an illusion of our minds. It is good to look to visualize the future we want in the moment. And it is good to look to the past for wisdom and experience. (we only learn from our mistakes) As long as we can bring that into the moment, Because when we master the moment and ourselves with pure and open awareness we see we are the Engineer of our train and we can choose what want to take with us, and where we want to go! Go with a light train and heart!!!

Keep on stepping, steppers.

I will be coming back to this in my up coming book and Webinars.
Your path awaits you
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

In Lak ‘esh,
Michael

Steps On The Journey

Remember, you are AWESOME !!! YES YOU READING THIS !!!
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Due to a family crises I had to take a sabbatical from Steps To Awareness.

During this time I have had new insights and ideas that brought me in new directions and paths opened up that I never thought would happen. In every challenge I faced, in every success I encounter I saw they are each a tread or patch in the tapestry of the journey. How each one fits in and how it was woven.

I also began have awareness of how the Universe has worked through me and many others to bring direction to each of us through many, many ways. Unfortunately, most of us are blind or deaf to this. We live in a bubble or have a veil that we have either created or had programmed into our subconscious that prevents us from seeing this.

Further more, I am just a vessel through which the universe is looking out at itself and what I write here for the most part has been said by many others before me. But how I say it and whom I reach is unique to me. Some call it channelling, some say self help speaker, some say philosopher, and some say lunatic, but what ever label we choose the message is simple.

I want to help you and others to connect to your “inner guru” and free yourself and “sing your song”, finish your bucket list etc… ,because it makes me feel good to know I helped someone start living the life, dream, adventure that they came here to do. Max Plank said “don’t die with your song still in you” share it, be it, sing it….

Keep on stepping, steppers.
Your path awaits you
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

In Lak ‘esh,
Michael

Steps on the Journey



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This is the day of the year most single people dread to show up for them and yet again unable to find someone to love, or worse needing someone to love them. While all of their attached friends, co-workers, or family are talking about what they are going to do. The MSM and all the stores, restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs are gearing up for it. What is Love?

The ancient Greeks, as many know or don’t know, had 8 words for love. It may help us with our awareness journey as often we don’t understand our own love language or get confused about the various ideas, opinions, and cultural believes about love.

Agape:

Thought by some of the Ancient Greeks as the highest form of love. And is used in ancient texts to denote feelings for one’s children and the feelings for a spouse. Also it has a deeper spiritual meaning of love to the deity or deities that they worshipped or spiritual love of life and other Earthlings. Could also be called selfless love but IMO nothing is really selfless. Unless you do something that you had no idea what you were doing was giving love to someone or benefiting them some way.

Pragma:

A model of love as two people may demonstrate during a lengthy marriage.

Philia:

Can mean “affectionate regard, friendship”, usually “between equals”. It is a dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. is expressed variously as loyalty to friends (specifically, “brotherly love”), family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity.

Ludus” or Playful Love:

Ludus is connected to Eros, it is more then that. We might call it “Puppy Love” today, affection between to young lovers. It might be also the early stages of falling in love, feeling the fluttering heart, flirting, teasing, and feelings of euphoria. That Playfulness is often forgotten in long term relationships and is the secret to keeping those relationships going with the childlike innocences of your love for each other alive, exciting and interesting.

Storge:

May mean tenderness, love, affection and especially of parents and children Storge is the common or natural empathy, like that felt by parents for offspring, or all young kids, for young mammals that are considered ”cute”.

Eros

This is the one often that is often used by people as an umbrella for all eight.

Passionate love, Strong physical and/or emotional attraction and feelings of euphoria and stereotypical of romantic love. Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth through the means of Eros. Socrates argue that Eros helps the soul recall knowledge of beauty, and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth, the ideal “Form” of youthful beauty that leads us humans to feel erotic desire – thus suggesting that even that sensually based love aspires to the non-corporeal, spiritual plane of existence; that is, finding its truth, just like finding any truth, leads to transcendence.

Mania or Obsessive Love:

This type of love is a love that often leads a partner or partners into a type of madness and obsessiveness. If there is an imbalance between Eros and Ludus it can occur in any relationships.

If a person loses their own self-worth in a relationship, or starts to suffer poor self-esteem, this can lead to Mania and feeling as though they are desperate for the love of their partners.

Philautia:

It is self love or love for one’s own self.

What I believe is the most important one is because it can rescue someone out of a Mania Love affair that can lead to codependency. As I understand the Greeks understood that in order to Love others, we must first learn to Love care for ourselves. I’m not talking about Vanity or self-obsession, or one who in a ego focused fame, gain, and fortune such as one who is a narcissist.

This brings me to my focus for the blog today.
It very difficult to love fully anyone else if you can’t love all of yourself. I see people every day who wonder if anyone will love them. The reason is that they have forgot to love the most important person. Themselves. You reading this know what I mean if you haven’t felt it or experienced it. You have seen it in others.

I spent many years thinking I loved myself and in some ways did, but I really hated a lot about myself. I didn’t like lot my behaviours, thoughts and feelings. The way I looked, how poor I was, that I wasn’t successful and how I acted like such a loser most of the time. Of course I’m talking about my shadow. I did and still continue to do my shadow work and we all have one. If you don’t have a shadow then you are standing in complete darkness. Like the “Hero’s Journey” as Joseph Campbell, an American mythological researcher, wrote a famous book entitled The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

We must journey inside and find the dragons/demons who lurk deep within our subconscious and soul. Then we must not slay them, but simply bring them to light. Look at them and understand that they are and play a very important role in your life.

That we must receive our demons. Bring them to the light of our conscious mind. Then we must love them and see that they are part of you and that in brining your love to them you can accept them as part of who you really are, not the mask you been wearing all this time. Begin to focus on who you want to become and use your dragons/Demons to forge a new and more empowered you!

Now these dragon/demons come in all sorts of ways. It could come in the form of poor self image such as me. I hated myself because I was so fat, but it could be many other things like your too short, tall, your penis is too small, your breast not the right size, you don’t have 6 pack Abbs, your bald or getting there, you have bad teeth, your behaviours are weird, you don’t fit in with your peers, co-workers or family, you think you a slutty, think your mean and cruel, or you ass is to fat.

What ever it is, the feelings and thoughts you are having about it are in you! Sure we have the outside propaganda and influence programming us and our friends, family and co-workers as well. But it comes down to the feelings are in you, and the only way to address this is to understand them and be conscious of where they come from. Bring them to the light of your love and see them for what they are… False evidence appearing real. Your inner fears.

If you can see that, you taking a step in the right direction to bringing that love you have in you already. That love you been searching for was not outside of you it was right there with you the whole time. You just didn’t see it for yourself 😉

So your single, and yes I feel it too because I find this time of year the pressure and expectation to make a love connection with someone comes down on us like a ton of bricks.

I say fuck that shit!! I’m not going to give control to the Media, Stores, Bar, Pubs, Restaurants, the Entertainment Industry, society, friends, co-workers, or family get in the way of my own self-love vibration. I love my self unconditionally and fully as I can.

I’m taking myself out on dam amazing date and I’m going to love me as much as I can. I love being single, and if someone wants me to change that they had better bring their A level love to me because I’m no longer going to settle for less and I worth a lot!

Go out for a drive, book a reservation at your favourite restaurant. Order your favourite meal. Get go to a theatre and see that movie you really want to.

Go out dancing and dance by yourself and like now one is is watching. Go to an art gallery, or art opening. Take ride on your bike and pack a picnic basket and go to your favourite park. Take your pet with you unless it is a fish:)

Take yourself to the mall and go shopping and buy yourself something you always wanted. Go to a love shop and buy yourself a toy or outfit you like.

If you’re on a budget, make yourself a nice dinner, pick a movie you love and big batch of popcorn and a warm comforter and snuggle up with a nice stuffy, pet, or toy 😉 Get out the candles and light up your bathroom and fill that tub with a hot bubble bath and relax with a great book that you been putting off reading. And listen to your favourite music.

Do what every your heart leads you to do that is doing self love for you.

Now if your attached, I’m so sorry for you. Just kidding.

What can you do to make it special and really connect with that person. Again Love yourself deeper. Find out what is your “Love Language”. If you don’t know what that is, you are in for a treat!

We have many different Love languages but we like the Greeks have some general ones that we go to all the time. In understanding yours and your lovers you can better connect this Valentines Day and get to a deeper and closer relationship with each other. There is said to be five Love languages all though there maybe some we have not discovered yet.

  • Words of Affirmation: Expressing affection through spoken affection, praise, or appreciation.
  • Acts of Service: Actions, rather than words, are used to show and receive love.
  • Receiving Gifts: Gifting is symbolic of love and affection.
  • Quality Time: Expressing affection with undivided, undistracted attention.
  • Physical Touch: It can be sex or holding hands. With this love language, the speaker feels affection through physical touch.

Now if you can find out or discover your mates love language then you can deepen your relationship with them. Understanding each others is a easy and great way to improve your love language. I’m not going to go into detail as there are many books out there you can find about it already.

I’m wishing every one a Happy Valentines Day, and keep taking those steps on your Journey!

Steps On the Journey

One Love

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You can love others, but not fully as you can when you also love yourself. I’m always working to find ways to love and have great awareness of that love of me.

The issue I have and often we have is that we only have awareness of loving the “good things” about ourselves. That is easy and beneficial, but what is more beneficial is when we can love and have awareness and acceptance of our Shadow as we often call it. Those things we choose often erroneously because those zones we often are afraid of and fear letting them to the surface. Once we do we can understand them and love them.

But there is more to this work on self love as we need to have awareness of the programming that we either knowingly or unknowingly enters via many ways. Which are put there and these are part of it, but can be easily changed once we bring awareness to them. The fear of looking fully at our shadow comes from fear itself. Fear we are not loved.

Often the fear is connect to how we are told that we are somehow defective, broken, wrong, bad, perverted, lost, selfish, evil, psychotic, sociopath, narcissistic, greedy, fat, ugly, old, young, poor, powerless, unloved, shitty, an ass hole, paedophile, bastard, killer, murder, planet killer, racist, misogynist, or Misandrist, politician, CEO, etc… or any other label you think to can add here, and you are that someone! What didn’t expect that did you 🙂 , well most of the time your inner dialogue has one or more of these labels either conscious or unconsciously floating in your subconscious mind.

Further more, our Entertainment and Main Stream Media (MSM) often is putting these seeds and thoughts in your mind as well, and we begin to judge others and worse, judge ourselves based on someone else’s morals!

It could be our friends, family, co-workers, and employers or clients, but by far worse the greatest contributor to this unproductive dialogue is you!! Yes, you sitting in front of the computer.

In order for me to truly and fully love myself completely. I need to have awareness of this inner subtext running. Some times it might be a “old recording” coming out in you, and it might even not be you who is saying those things to yourself. It might be coming from someone else in your subconscious mind, your Mom telling you that you were not good enough or your Dad saying you will never be anything of importance. There you go, if you don’t have awareness then you may continue on not loving yourself fully as you can.

Often we call them “old tapes” running and they will be there and we will hear them pop up if we are mindful and aware. When we hear them and are aware of them we can then turn the volume down on them. We can relax and add in and replace the old subconscious tapes running and change our personal reality as if we change the thoughts we have, the feelings/emotions, and our behaviour will change with it.

The first step is awareness, the second is get in touch with those feelings and emotions, and understand the feeling is in your and not the outside world. That in changing the feelings you can change your behaviour and when you change those, you change your personal reality, and then your personality changes.

Let the old un-benificial behaviours go, and be aware and enjoy your new personal reality. Learn to truly love yourself and and accepting your shadow, and the loving of others becomes much easier for all.

Keep on stepping, steppers.
Your path awaits you
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

In Lak ‘esh,
Michael

Steps On The Journey

The phases of the moon are guide stones for the steps on your journey

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Happy Winter Solstice !!!


This time is all about End and beginnings of phases of the moon and transitions to new and fascinating events and things in our lives. The solstice offers an opportunity for grounding and anchoring this intentions with the help of Mother Earth and the Universe.

Today I imagine that I am to die…
I take time to be alone and I write down for my self these things…

  • things I loved, tastes, smells, sounds, felt, viewed
  • Emotions I have cherished, experienced and felt
  • Ideas that brought me Liberation
  • Beliefs that I embraced that aloud me to see
  • Convictions I lived and let go
  • Insights I embraced and knew were teachings of the school of life and the Universe I live in.
  • The risks I choose and the dangers I courted
  • the sufferings that gave me wisdom
  • The lessons I learned from my choices in life
  • What they taught me and what I gained
  • the influences that shaped my personality, work, books and events
  • The Teachings and teachers that guided me across the desert of my life
  • The things in my life I wish to change that I felt regret about
  • These things I call my life’s achievements
  • Those persons who are enshrined within my heart
  • Those who I was unable to enshrine in my heart
  • My unfulfilled desires
  • Then I choose a poem or write a poem, picture  or art that relates to this and include it in my Journal or anything I fell is apt to conclude my testament to myself…

I would keep it safe and bring it out every year about this time and read it to myself or my loved ones and share it. I will not make judgment of my life but accept it as it is in the moment as the wonderful and beautiful event with all it’s various hues, colours and sounds, tastes and smells, feelings and emotions, experiences and doings, thing and people I have touched and be grateful for the moment I was gifted, as that is why it is called the present…

Keep on stepping, steppers.
Your path awaits you 🙂
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

In Lak ‘esh,
Michael

Steps On The Journey

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(for Owen)

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. – Italian Proverb

I play chess when I can. I’m not a pro at it, I just love the challenge of the game and fun. As you may or may not know the meaning of the quote? It’s just the fact when we croak that all our money, all our possessions, position, pomp, and all our achievements are gone. If your the riches man in the grave yard does it matter once you croak.

I think there is more to this quote, when we look a little deeper. In our knowing we don’t die, we move on from our physical body to a new adventure. Where, what, how, and why I’ll let you imagine it for yourself…

Will we take our memories with us? Will we have feelings or our individuality? All good questions. If we re-incarnated back into this universe do we choose to? If we do, do we then choose the role we play. I don’t know, and won’t attempt to say I do. I can only describe it as what it is not.

It is not an end, nor a beginning. It is not a departure nor a  destination. Simply, I call it a never ending journey. While we are here playing the “game” do we see ourselves as the pawn, or the king, or the player?

Then we come to another prospective, of choosing who or what role we wish to play. Do we see ourselves in our lives as the pawns or other pieces in this game of existence? I’m sure I’m not the first to look at this and wont be the last but if you see yourself as the player can you then begin to understand who is really in control of the game?

I believe that at some level we chose all the game we are playing, the moves we make and the strategies and tactics we use. We often get so involved in the game we forget that we are the player and not the pieces on the board. When that happens we often blame the other pieces on the board and the position they are in for our problems or our victories.

Awareness that we are the player and not the game or the pieces is good. That the colour your playing nor piece you are playing matters not. Like the quote says “all go back in the box”. Next level is to ask who is observing that there is a player playing a game and who is aware of the observer who is observing the observer who is observing the player playing the game and so on, and so on…

Ok now we get into the loop of the snake eating its own tail to feed itself. I see myself not out of control of my journey, in a pointless or hard world that is difficult. I see myself as the player in this world and can at any time get up and move to another game if or if I don’t like who I’m playing with. Even more so if I want to play backgammon or cards I can change the game at any time. Behold the underlying truth, we are all play the “Game”. And when I say game I don’t mean it like a child’s game, oh no, not at all, although similar it is not child’s game.

Even if we decide we don’t want to play the Game, that is still playing the Game. We are playing the Game of not playing the Game! We some play the game of my game is better they yours, or I can get more people playing my game they yours. Etc… We all play the Game and multitude of variations of it.

Once you see the nature of your own game and have that flood of awareness and say to yourself, aaaahhhhaaaa. The great gestalt joke will make you laugh and laugh and laugh out loud…

This joke is on me 😉

Please share any insights and your thoughts in the comments below.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, and Love 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

 

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Most people I know who are on the path to awareness have been jolted by life in one way or another that it made them come aware. Now if you haven’t been shocked or jolted in to awareness, and life is ok for you there is another way or path.

Listening…

But not just blindly listening, but as Buddha said to challenge what you are hearing but with an open mind and even if you don’t agree with me the truth can still be sighted. Truth can not be found in words, theories, ideas, or concepts.

Truth is brought to your awareness through a open mindset or attitude to discover something new, and you could be questioning ever thing I’m saying and still see the truth.

I could never really tell you what the “Truth” is, no one can and any one who says they can is lying to you. I can though show you the obstacles to the truth. That I can describe to you. All I can do is describe you cognitive errors, your fallacies that have blinded you to sight the truth.  Once you drop them you will have a better chance at seeing Truth.

I can challenge your beliefs and belief systems, point out your errors, and help you unlearn. True learning is through removing the falsehoods, and seeing with your own mind and heart.

You must have the willingness to unlearn almost all you been taught. And then you can really listen, but most people are listening confirm what you already think? A confirmation bias which might just be some previous programming in your subconscious? I ask myself on a daily basis, am I listing to confirm what I believe, or to discover something new?

This is critical as you may miss what is right there. And also I have to watch for cognitive dissonance from causing me to ignore the truths as well. That is important if you wish to have real awareness as I have described it.

As you read or Listen to me as I tell my story observe your reactions, you may feel shock, anger, sadness, startled, irritated, annoyed, or frustrated. Try and see what is triggering these reactions.  We don’t want to hear new things. If it involves change, or you have to admit you were wrong. That your “guru” you followed was not right or lied to you.

When your ready to listen, ready to follow, you admit you don’t know, and your wide open with questions, and insight. Then testing, cutting, poking, prodding, challenging with an open mind, then you listening, then are ready. Then you can take another major step your path to awaking.

The first step I said in my previous blogs, was to admit to yourself that you don’t want to wake up, you don’t want to be happy, and you have all kind of resistances with you that are both conscious and subconscious.

The second step it to have a readiness challenge all your beliefs, but to also have a wide open mind as I have defined it.  To evaluate them all and put them under the hash light of awareness. This most people won’t do or don’t know how to do. It is too painful and requires real work to do so. It can be fun and you might learn to laugh at yourself in the process as we continue on our journey on the path to awareness…

Please share any insights and your thoughts in the comments below.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, 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

 

Hi, I’m grateful you are here, the 8th Step could be called “showing up”. It is simple but many fail to do it.  and on that note.

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

Daily Steps

Often in my life I have many things I desire to do but often don’t show up to do them. What ever the reason it matters not. I do show up for the important things in life, family, work, friends, etc…

I discovered for myself that I need to also show up for myself. To build that awarenesses that I need to take care of me first, and then I better able to take care of those I love better.

Yes, we all need to do the things we need to do, but I had to question what those things “I needed to do” where really things I needed to do. Was it just peer pressure, parents, friends, siblings, dogmatic social ideas, programming from school/work/government, Multi Media, Social Media, Advertisement, Entertainment and Church? Yes, a lot of it was, and I began to look inward to put my light of awareness on it.

In order to undo the programming (brain washing) I had, I had to first has to be aware of it, understand it, because I can’t suppress it, I can only accept it and then create my own programming. Which eventually had switched out the old programming with my programming.

I wish you to take a few minutes and look into yourself, see who is in here, what they are thinking and what scripts you been playing over and over again. Want change in your life? It starts with your awareness of who’s been aloud to influence your subconscious mind.

Like I have said before, not easy to look at, can be painful, and cognitive dissonance may prevent you from acknowledging it or even if you see it, doing something about it. The road to brain washing is paved with apathy!

Please let me know if you found anything in the comments below.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend,  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

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

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

Hey everyone, thanks for sticking around. The last 8 months I have been through many of my own personal challenges that I chose to take on. It has been fascinating for me to really have a unique awareness of my progression through this time. I’ve gone through some things that I thought I wouldn’t make it through and I encountered many challenging people who crossed my path.

I will get back to that in a bit. Right now I wish to say how grateful you have taken the time to read this and that the Universe (or what ever you want to call it) loves you and I do to. What ever shit you are going through is just stuff you are going through.

Take a big sip of that cup of fuck it all and let it all go. Sit back in your boat, pull your ores in and let the current in the river take you. Relax, everything is fucked up and everything is going to be wonderful. Isn’t that a fascinating paradox?

It is all how I look at it in the end… Well, we are all going to move on from this body, Earth, Universe at some point and live ever after. What is funny is how easy I forget that how the choice is mine… Happy is my natural state and I easily go there, but I have to choose to. I focus on what I want, and when things happen I don’t expect or are not what I would like, and I find my emotions and thoughts are not in a happy place. Then that is dam good indicator for me I need to shift my energy/frequency/emotions/thoughts. Being less happy is just a way of my higher self letting me know I need to shift my awareness a bit and let go… I focus on what I’m grateful for and when I shift my attention to a better frequency of mind and I change my awareness to that. My emotion changes and I feel better, and have a good laugh at myself 🙂

I found in the last 8 months that I have no idea all the reasons why I choose to such a challenging path, but I’m certain I chose it to become aware of some aspects of my personality that I just would not of seen otherwise. It was fascinating to catch those glimpses of panic and fear. Joy and excitement of emotional roller coaster as they passed through around and in me. As I grow through these steps of awareness I move further down the river and with the flow of the stream.

  • In the last 12 months I had several challenging event, people, and things not limited to but including,

  • Being in no fault of my own in a “t-bone” motor vehicle accident with a pick-up truck.

  • having to help my mother transition out of her home of many years, and into a “Senior’s Village”

  • Pack up and sort all her belongings and downsize to fit into a 2bdrm condo.

  • Clean and get the house ready for sale.

  • Move all my own into storage as I moved in with her through the transition.

  • Move my self and belongings 3 times in a 3 month period.

  • Look after my son and work a full time job.

  • Empty the house, have it cleaned, and sell or move all contents (accumulated over 8 years) within a 3 week period after it sold.

  • Find a new place to live in the same town my Mother was moving to that had a 1% housing availability rate.

  • And all the everyday things one has to do.

After the last year’s challenges, I think I’m prepared to take on anything, and I know the Universe has got my back!

I often get up and the morning and look in the mirror and say “I love you so much, you are wonderful, amazing and if needed you can work around any challenges that come in the moment”

We are all at different points in our life’s river floating along, some people are rowing upstream because they been taught that is the way only way to success, others are paddling about in circles, and some are going with the flow and sitting back in there boat with the ores in and enjoying it immensely . Some are paddling downstream and loving it!

Where are you? What are you doing… What do you want to do… Are you even aware that you are??? Row, Row, Row your Boat Gently …..

I’m in Gratitude to all, I wish you awareness your Peace, Love, Great Health, Wealth, and Abundance there in you, Always,

In Lak ‘esh, Michael

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.

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

I see now that happiness is my natural state, and I need to stay connected to my inner happiness and not look for it in relationships or money, or things. I look to things like Nature for Joy, but my happiness is there in me. We want our children to grow up and be happy, but in the end only they can make themselves happy , by connecting to their inner natural state of happiness, (not joy, or pleasure which are emotion based and come and go)

I call happiness sometimes Awareness. Awareness that all is crazy and messed up, that all is well and working at the same time and it’s a paradox, we can shift our emotions if we want, but my happiness is not dependent on my emotions. Emotions come and go, feelings come and go.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, see you Monday 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