I believe in Questions!

October 20, 2007

I have a very good and a very useful friend. That sounds terrible, but it’s true – he asks me all kinds of right questions and I get to really consider them and find out what my answers are. We have the greatest conversations over ichat. Questions are good things! I strongly believe in questions these days, in questioning everything – especially my believes and my “shoulds”. If you have any questions – bring them on! And here is tonight’s question and the answer, that I’d like to share with the world: (FLYNBUDDHA): so we just can’t go around telling everyone you meet they are God, how do you get the message across? Pausha Foley: well, apparently you are trying to get the message across gently, or they’ll put you on the cross and kill you. I think first we have to focus on realizing it ourselves, after this is accomplished the whole reality changes, we start seeing ways and means we haven’t seen before. (FLYNBUDDHA): but your in the God business now, what do you tell people Pausha Foley: well – do I have to say it to everyone? What is the purpose here? To enlightened every single being or to change the world? Those two are not necessarily the same thing and, to be honest, I begin to think that we take what is said about “every one has to be enlightened so that we can all go to heaven” a little too literally. What you ask is: how do you tell people that they are God? It implies that we have to change them in some respect, in the way they see reality and themselves. That’s one way – another way is to take responsibility for changing reality for everyone. We have people like M L King, Ghandi, Mother Theresa and others. They changed the world, they didn’t focus on making everybody see things the way they saw it though – they just went ahead and changed the world, for everyone. I mean – I know I am God, but this doesn’t have to be the truth for everyone, everyone is different, has a different way of experiencing the reality. (FLYNBUDDHA): now this is a different conversation Pausha Foley: sort of, still addressing the same subject, just from a different angle – it’s not about changing people, it’s about changing the world. (FLYNBUDDHA): got it Pausha Foley: let’s put it in an example: I am married, and as it usually is, I have my trauma, he has his trauma, we work out some sort of pattern that allows us to accommodate our traumas. (FLYNBUDDHA): you seem a little fired up tonight Pausha Foley: no, not really, I’m working it out as I type (FLYNBUDDHA): ok Pausha Foley: so anyway – I realize one morning that I am God, and all my trauma is gone. Now I can say: he has to realize the same thing and drop his trauma, and then we will have a blissful relationship. Or I can say – I am God, I take full responsibility for creating my reality, including my marriage, I am going to stay present, be God inside of this relationship, which will make it blissful and it will create a space for him that will gently encourage him to open to being God – without me demanding it of him, so that we can have a good marriage It’s the same with telling people they are God – be God yourself, then you’ll naturally relate to them as God, which will naturally encourage them to respond as God. it’s a gentle opening rather than a new doctrine.

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Kimio October 25, 2007 at 9:52 pm

yes, i agree, Pausha. in my experience, it all starts with taking responsibility for oneself and remaining present. this is not an ego-centered affair: quite the contrary. once you choose to take responsibility, things shift, reality changes, and one is different than when one did not take responsibility. as a result, others sense the safety that the gentle invitation of your being creates and are able to respond in kind. it reminds me of something a Rimpoche said at a talk i attended recently (paraphrasing): ‘no one is going to bring you peace. the UN isn’t going to bring this to you and say “here is peace”. peace starts within each of us’. in other words, it is ours to take responsibility for who we are. it’s not our responsibility to try and change others. we each get to choose to take responsibility and shift as unique individuals. i find that gentleness and patience, esp. with myself, is very important here. this is definitely a work in progress for me…

aloha

Kimio

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pausha Foley October 25, 2007 at 11:32 pm

And there is another aspect of it as well. Very often I hear from people: I can see it, now I have to make others see it and then we’ll really make a difference together.

I don’t think we realize that when we take responsibility for ourselves as God we ARE changing reality already, and it affects people around us. Just like you say – reality changes, but not only for us. For everyone.

We have a complete power of creation, which makes sense -seeing how we are God, and of which we are mostly totally unaware.

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Hellraiser November 14, 2007 at 5:49 am

What a nonsense. You can’t be a god because there is no god, and this is just your ilusion. Did anyone ever seen a god, heard a god. And even if you’re heard him how can you know it was god, maybe it was a deamon? You are using words you don’t even understand. There is no need to be any god, nobody needs him.
You’re certainly not god if you are afraid to shout it in the steet.
It is very easy to live in peace, walk the dog etc. many people does this, but it’s useless, it doesn’t bring any new experience to the consciousness. The Satan is the one who cross the boundaries and extend the consciosness. You can experience the love, peace etc. because he experienced there can be no love and pease before.
You think the world needs changes, but remember that it was created in order that people can experience the pain, death, fear etc. in other case nobody would created this world.

yours sincerely not loving devil

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