It Is The Spiritual Path That Undoes The Ego

On Tuesday in the Mindshifters group which meets in Woodstock, IL, we watched Jayem discussing Lesson 5 from The Way Of Mastery.  During the talk, Jayem mentioned how walking the spiritual path, and using the tools of observation, desire, intention, allowance, surrender, and humility, will lead to the dissolution of the ego.  He talked about how that process will effectively take the ego, flip it upside down, and shake it until the content of its pockets fall out, and there is nothing left but a shell which will then be blown away.

At that point, I stopped the video to remind us that it is doing the work of being willing, and then committing to follow through with the path that leads to spiritual awakening – that does this to the ego.  It is not “I” who will turn the ego upside down and shake it until nothing is left but a shell.  It is not “I” who will blow away the dust of the remnants of the ego.  The “I”, or “who I think I am” –  that is actually the ego.  The ego will never dismantle itself.  “I” will never dismantle the ego.

My only role in the dismantling of my ego is to have the willingness to observe, and walk the path, or the way, which reveals the False nature of the ego.  I must be willing to observe that of myself, I know and do nothing.  I must be willing to watch my ego as it takes credit for the good in my life, and blames everyone and everything else for the bad in my life.  I must be willing to observe this without defending it, and be willing to LAUGH at the drama the ego will create in an attempt to get me to align with it, identify with it, and defend it!

One of my favorite books from past years was, The Mirror Theory.  In it the woman, Betsy, tells her teacher, “Charlie, I hate the ego!”  To which Charlie replies, “Then the ego has won.”  Betsy says, “Why?, I said I hate it!”  Charlie replied, “The ego does not care who or what you hate, so long as you hate.”

The ego wins whenever anyone or anything wants to fight it!  As soon as anger, pain or fear have been identified with, the ego wins.  The only thing that undoes the ego, is Truth.  My role in Truth is not to create Truth, and it certainly is not to use Truth as a weapon, either against ego or anyone / anything else.  My role in this process is to be willing to see the Truth for what it is, even when that Truth reveals that everything I have been identified with is false.  Everything I thought I was, and poured all of my emotional energy into for decades, is false. 

Observations are always welcome.

We Come From Love.  We Are Made Of Love.  We Are Love.  Everything else is false.

Introduction to Mindshifters and Aramaic Forgiveness Work

Dear Friends,

I have been asked by numerous people recently to suggest the blog posts and internet shows which would be the best introduction to the work we do in Mindshifters Groups.  There are many older posts that reach back for years in this blog, and many good topics which were sparked by the weekly Mindshifters Group meetings.  However, there are also three different internet radio show audio files which, taken together, form a good primer for someone who is just getting introduced to this work.

I will list them here in the order I feel would be best to introduce someone to this work.  Please feel free to comment or ask questions by emailing me directly.

The first was on internet show from December 30th, 2015, in which no one called in, so I ended up filling the show with an introduction and overview of the work.  Many have said, it is one of the most comprehensive overviews that has ever flowed out on the internet show.

The next is an internet show which occurred on June 30, 2016, featuring a woman who called in with a dilemma and then ended up working through an entire Forgiveness worksheet process right there in the show.

The next was an internet show from October 14, 2015 in which the focus on our work being “an inside job”, and some discussion about the idea of roles models and putting people up on a pedestal is explored.

Thanks for your interest in this work and for sharing this with anyone you think may benefit.

We Come From Love.  We Are Made Of Love.  We Are Love!  Everything else is False.

The Story of My Experience with BEMER

My name is Tim Hayes. I am a psychologist in Northern Illinois. For the past 25 – 30 years I have watched my ankles, feet and hands grow weaker and weaker despite my attempts to strengthen them. I have tried vitamins, minerals, herbs, energy work, emotional work, massage, chiropractic treatments, lots of exercise, prayer, and more. The blessing in this is that there is no pain involved in the “neuropathy”, or lack of nerve functioning, just a failure of the nerve signal to stimulate the muscles so that they eventually atrophy, (shrink away).

Four Years ago I invested in custom made Ankle Foot Orthotics at a cost of $3,000.00 out of my own pocket. This was because I had difficulty walking without tripping and falling, and could not stand securely in one place without falling backwards. After three months of wearing them I realized they were only making my ankles weaker – so I only wore them when I had to stand to give a presentation, or go to a business event where I needed to walk or stand for any length of time.

By the Fall of 2015 I “knew” that I would soon be using a walker, and/or a wheel chair to get around, even in my office – because I was using the walls and the chairs in the office to stabilize nearly every move I made. I had to think about every step, and if I didn’t, I would trip and fall over. That summer I had ridden over 1,000 miles on my two wheel bicycle and had to stop because my ankles were just getting weaker. As a result I fell over most of the times that I needed to start or stop quickly. So, I invested in a three wheel bike so that I could continue to ride outdoors. I put another 500 miles on the three wheel bike, and my ankles only got weaker.

In September of 2015 my friend and chiropractor acquired a BEMER and suggested that I try it. I used the BEMER almost every day once a day, and at the end of two weeks my woman friend told me that my legs and feet were warmer. By the end of three weeks, I noticed that I was standing without leaning on anything while I shaved. That is when I ordered my own BEMER.

I have continued to use the BEMER as directed, (8 minutes twice per day),  and noticed that during the Winter of 2015-2016 my hands were amazingly functional in the cold weather. Prior to that time my hands would simply stop functioning “well”, or at all, when the temperature dropped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. I was truly amazed at how my hands functioned in the cold weather, better than they had in over fifteen years.

In December of 2016 the movers we scheduled did not arrive, and so after waiting three hours, I rented a seventeen foot truck and spent six hours on that Saturday, and seven hours on Sunday climbing in and out of the back of that truck and carrying furniture. It wasn’t until Sunday evening that it dawned on me that one year ago I would not have been able to climb into that truck even once, without help.

I continue to use the BEMER as directed, and enjoy the benefits of the improved circulation it provides, and the progress my body is making on this journey.