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Thoughts on how to truly live on Earth...

Thoughts on how to truly live on Earth...

A friend of mine recently shared this on Facebook and I thought that I must share it here. Enjoy the read as well as the contemplation this may lead you to practice.

When Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the recurring question that students asked him most was:
- Do you believe in God?
And he always answered:
- I believe in the God of Spinoza.
Baruch de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy, along with Descartes.
(Spinoza) : God would say:
"Stop praying.
What I want you to do is go out into the world and enjoy your life. I want you to sing, have fun and enjoy everything I've made for you.
Stop going into those dark, cold temples that you built yourself and saying they are my house. My house is in the mountains, in the woods, rivers, lakes, beaches. That's where I live and there I express my love for you.
Stop blaming me for your miserable life; I never told you there was anything wrong with you or that you were a sinner, or that your sexuality was a bad thing. Sex is a gift I have given you and with which you can express your love, your ecstasy, your joy. So don't blame me for everything they made you believe.
Stop reading alleged sacred scriptures that have nothing to do with me. If you can't read me in a sunrise, in a landscape, in the look of your friends, in your son's eyes... ➤ you will find me in no book!
Stop asking me "will you tell me how to do my job?" Stop being so scared of me. I do not judge you or criticize you, nor get angry, or bothered. I am pure love.
Stop asking for forgiveness, there's nothing to forgive. If I made you... I filled you with passions, limitations, pleasures, feelings, needs, inconsistencies... free will. How can I blame you if you respond to something I put in you? How can I punish you for being the way you are, if I'm the one who made you? Do you think I could create a place to burn all my children who behave badly for the rest of eternity? What kind of god would do that?
Respect your peers and don't do what you don't want for yourself. All I ask is that you pay attention in your life, that alertness is your guide.
My beloved, this life is not a test, not a step on the way, not a rehearsal, nor a prelude to paradise. This life is the only thing here and now and it is all you need.
I have set you absolutely free, no prizes or punishments, no sins or virtues, no one carries a marker, no one keeps a record.
You are absolutely free to create in your life. Heaven or hell.
➤ I can't tell you if there's anything after this life but I can give you a tip. Live as if there is not. As if this is your only chance to enjoy, to love, to exist.
So, if there's nothing after, then you will have enjoyed the opportunity I gave you. And if there is, rest assured that I won't ask if you behaved right or wrong, I'll ask. Did you like it? Did you have fun? What did you enjoy the most? What did you learn?...
Stop believing in me; believing is assuming, guessing, imagining. I don't want you to believe in me, I want you to believe in you. I want you to feel me in you when you kiss your beloved, when you tuck in your little girl, when you caress your dog, when you bathe in the sea.
Stop praising me, what kind of egomaniac God do you think I am?
I'm bored being praised. I'm tired of being thanked. Feeling grateful? Prove it by taking care of yourself, your health, your relationships, the world. Express your joy! That's the way to praise me.
Stop complicating things and repeating as a parakeet what you've been taught about me.
What do you need more miracles for? So many explanations?
The only thing for sure is that you are here, that you are alive, that this world is full of wonders."
- Spinoza
image is the Eye Of God nebula
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Moon Bathing...

Moon Bathing...


Working in the Shadows

Today I was cleaning and listening…mostly listening to this thought process I was having about the full moon and how I love lying nude in the moonlight. You may know that I charge my crystals with the sun and the full moon like many crystal lovers. A little over a year ago I started charging myself with the crystals. Let me explain…

At the time I was teaching a lot about Shadow Work and of course was doing my own inner work. As I continued my growth journey I started thinking that the only reason that things in the dark seem so scary is because we are often unfamiliar with them. Fear, like a magnifying glass, takes that unknown and gets you to myopically focus on it with your thoughts and then it expands to something beyond its actual proportion.

At the time that I was thinking these thoughts, I realized that if I simply rested in the shadows, lingered in stillness then I would be able to see the light even in the darkness. This is how my moon bathing began and like my crystals, I FEEL different. I am charged by the Mother. This tapping into my own depths has allowed me to illuminate so many other aspects of my daily existence. It has also allowed me to walk with my shadows in compassion. More importantly, it has allowed me to rest within the Divine Feminine energy that I have always felt was lacking within me. I have realized that this energy was within me always but I was tapping into too much solar energy. 

Taking this time in the moonlight has given me the awareness that I don’t always have to be the doer. Actually, it has proven to me that the more I can get still and stay out of the way, the more that Source offers all to me effortlessly. My only action is to recognize and accept with grace. My responsibility is to attune myself daily and be mindful of what my feelings and thoughts line of with.

The next full moon I hope to inspire you to sit in the moonlight. Bask in the shadows…you will be amazed at all the beauty waiting for you there. You just might find a new level of illumination and awareness. Charge yourself in the darkness of the night upon the full moon and then look at how you SHINE. ✨ 

Much love, Akasha

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