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I started this post yesterday: .....signs of death?
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Posted 2019-10-07 7:07 AM (#232450 - in reply to #232222)
Subject: RE: I started this post yesterday: .....signs of death?

Location: Montreal
Dear William,
I had to laugh a couple of times as I read your post, or more accurately, your rant, as I can completely relate. I’d love to meet someone who has applied what we are learning and has fully awakened, overcoming death, illness and the ignorance of the human condition. In the meantime, I am sticking with what we are learning because the limited human condition is certainly not enough.

Over the years, I have experienced some unexplainable healings, at least from the medical perspective. Being impatient and perhaps somewhat defiant by nature, I did not accept the medical diagnoses and in time the supposedly irreparable conditions disappeared.

Now I am facing this thing called aging, which appears as grey hairs and wrinkles but mostly tight muscles and crunching joints. When I experience any form of physical discomfort, I remind myself that I am actually Mind, whole, perfect—God in Expression, and if what I experience is not whole and perfect, then I must be experiencing an incorrect version of who/what I am. To focus on the appearance of wrinkles is to make the error real. Since aging is a linear, time-related process, it exists only in the human condition. Our wholeness, our perfection, our ability to be from Mind is infinite and not bound by time, therefore it is available right now.

Sometimes I get pissed off at myself for being so dense, for not progressing faster on this life-long awakening journey, so I remind myself: Is this how a loving Father/Mother would treat a Child? Then I turn to guidance and let myself feel the love of those who are standing in support of our efforts. I give myself a break, sometimes a pat on the back, and I keep moving forward because anything less than wholeness is unacceptable.

Whenever I become distracted with a body issue, I redirect my attention to the fact that I am more than body; I am, in fact, Mind. But this can only work when two conditions are in place: I must first be at peace, and, above all, I must be ready to love myself. Being angry and impatient and frustrated with myself is just another ego delaying manoeuvre.

“I am Mind” has become like a mantra of sorts which I savour while out for my walks or as often as I can throughout the day. This is the right place to focus my attention; it feels good, and right.

Although I probably haven’t been around long enough to declare that death has been overcome, perhaps aging has slowed a bit. Maybe this is a quirk of “older generations”, but I like discounts when I shop. Whenever I go out with the intention of taking advantage of senior’s discounts, I have to bring my driver’s permit, even if I don’t have a car anymore. I always get dinged for ID. LOL.

Maybe.... just maybe....

Thank you for this post and thank you all for sharing. The journey is easier when you meet other pioneers along the way...

Edited by DesertLily 2019-10-07 7:59 AM
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