PART TWO THE MESSAGE
CHAPTER SIX – THE SEVEN
FACETS OF CRYSTAL CONSCIOUSNESS
AN ESSENTIAL NOTE
We are each a distinct, unique, and succinct
expression of life – a leaf, a petal,
a magnificent wonder, birthed
in a moment of time to flourish and
shine – a vestige of a creative force
budding and blooming, reaching out
to fuse its original destiny.
In this presence, we singularly grasp
the torch of all existence, surging forward
with our soul’s strength to forge our
desired contribution, etching upon this
eternity a lasting wonder – a flash
of beauty upon the retina of all existence.
Know all of this is a perfect moment,
never forgotten or erased, instead, an
essential note in the symphony of
this perfect being, forever pushing and
encouraging each tone, hereafter, to
reach for timbre yet unheard of –
unimagined – reframing the sonorous
song of perpetual becoming.
This divine message, in its infancy, continued to unfold in the early part of 2008, with what I would later understand to be the foundation of all the messages that would follow – The Crystal Path, the Heartlight, which we have already discussed, and finally a focus on Enlightenment defined in the guidance as the attainment of an Authentic Life. At first, the enlightenment message was focused on developing what I believe to be the essence of “Enlightenment” – reaching God Consciousness through developing a direct connection with God. Yet, as the years have progressed, the message or meaning of enlightenment has expanded, to go beyond a divine connection, and entail living an authentic, purposeful,or fuller life, with a workable blend of spirituality and practicality.
The Finding God On The Train blog post below, titled Authentic Life = Enlightened Life, introduced blog readers to an expanded definition of enlightenment - referring to it as the attainment of an Authentic Life, which we learn, requires our progression through a clearly defined series of spiritual and physical realizations. This expanded definition, would also clarify the Crystal Path, along with the steps needed to progress towards the attainment of heaven on earth, often used in my guidance to describe the end state of full enlightenment.
AUTHENTIC LIFE = ENLIGHTENED LIFE
MEDITATION GUIDANCE –
DAILY POST ON ENLIGHTENMENT
Yesterday, I began a discussion on living an “Authentic Life,” a life where our spiritual self blends with our physical self, to move, progressively, towards enlightenment. When we live an Authentic Life, we receive all we are destined to receive, from both our physical and spiritual lives - actualizing both. Since most of us have families, jobs, and related commitments, leading an Authentic Life allows us to be spiritual, even enlightened, without retreating from life. Connecting with God as we live, work, and strive.
As I spend the week further clarifying Authentic Life - what I think is the essence of my message from God - I would like to share the following Meditation Guidance I received yesterday, which was focused on living an Authentic Life. It is a bit long but it clarifies this concept. Let me know what you think.
AUTHENTIC LIFE = ENLIGHTENED LIFE
Enlightenment is living an authentic life, where your
spiritual or divine self is fully aligned and merged
with your physical self – divine and secular –
spiritual and physical - moving in unison and perfect
harmony – total self-actualization.
Authentic life – enlightened life – recognizes your
spiritual destiny and your earth bound form destiny –
maximizing the full potential of life and resulting in
joy, peace, love, and happiness – heaven on earth –
Authentic life requires a series of steps or levels –
best considered as facets of consciousness to be
obtained with the first being, the control of your
consciousness – control of your mind through
right thinking – reframing the ego to quiet the
negativity, doubt, worry, and fear, through belief
and positive reinterpretation.
The second facet is being centered in the “now” –
the present – mindful – leaving the images and
nightmares of the past behind, while avoiding the
“what if” of future living. Only in this “nowfulness”
are we fully alive, aware, and connected to our
true selves. This experience of now is direct, clear,
and allows us to connect with God, who can
only exist in the present.
As you progress, the next facet is to realize God
consciousness –the divinity within you that is
connected to God. This is your soul, or divine
self, and is the portal to communication with God.
Through the divine self, you become aware of your
spiritual purpose in life – your mission in a spiritual
sense. As you discover this mission, and become
more aware - your God consciousness becomes
more powerful – you reflect your true God nature –
as you see God within all things – especially yourself,
and the events around you.
God consciousness will impact you, as you relate
to all existence with loving kindness – the true
essence of God. You will apply this most in moving
to the stage of forgiveness – forgiving yourself and
others – moving forward in love, even for those
who have hurt you most, and as a result, let go
of the past, and free your life from anger,
resentment, hatred, and contempt.
Next, as you progress, you will clarify what you
want from both your spiritual and physical
existence. Clarification of your wants will
assist you in obtaining an Authentic Life.
This clarification is the major step towards
purposeful action – living fully aligned
with who you want to be, what you want to
do, and the path you are willing to take to get
there – living with purpose.
In the pursuit of purposeful action, you will learn
to marshal your mind, soul, and selves to actively
cocreate with God - to create the world you wish
to live in and inhabit. You will need to refine and
develop your belief system – to believe in your
ability to create miracles and cocreate your life.
This path to discovery – what may be called the
Crystal Path – a path to spiritual and life
enlightenment, will be traversed, and you will
begin to glow with the full light of enlightenment,
as you progress towards your Authentic Life -
a life fully alive in God and living. Here is where
joy, peace, love, happiness, and oneness reside –
true heaven on earth.
NOE 11.8.2010 9:30AM
Let’s take a moment to digest what is being said in this blog post and the meditation guidance featured. As we will see shortly, if we had no other guidance but this one post, we would have, virtually, the entire guidelines needed to traverse the Crystal Path, which is defined here as a path to spiritual and life enlightenment; thus, enabling us to live an Authentic Life – experiencing joy, peace, love, and happiness - our true heaven on earth.
Those seekers, who have been on their own path to enlightenment, will recognize each of these facets of consciousness - they are not new, and in fact, many books have been written to address each separately. What I find unique, useful and refreshing, is that this guidance fully incorporates these often disjointed aspects of spiritual and life development into a constructive paradigm, a model that we can understand and clearly follow, if desired.
Below, I have listed the “Seven Facets of Consciousness on the Crystal Path,” taking each level separately, and discussing it in more depth, offering related Meditation Guidance, Affirmative Thoughts, and Finding God On The Train blog posts that clarify and amplify each facet where appropriate, while providing a flavor of what is to come later in the book. For those who wish to more fully understand the message, or wish to incorporate it in their own spiritual approach, I will be focusing the remainder of this book on providing detailed, and in-depth guidance, on fully incorporating each facet of consciousness to be illuminated or achieved on the Crystal Path.
THE SEVEN FACETS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ON THE CRYSTAL PATH
FACET ONE : CONTROL OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Control of consciousness - mind control through right
thinking - reframing the ego to quiet the negativity, doubt,
worry, and fear – through belief and positive thought.
The message I have received from God during my commutes on the train, constantly stresses and reinforces the need for mind control – the control of our personal consciousness. Putting in the daily effort to fully understand this facet, is essential to both our physical and spiritual well-being. Who would have ever guessed that the majority of our spiritual work would involve controlling and marshalling our own thoughts. One would think that our minds would be a ready ally, and lead us in the proper direction. In reality, it is the opposite, with the mind easily taking us into the negative, promoting our fears, doubts, and insecurities.
Mastering Facet One - Control Of Consciousness, conveyed by the message I have received on the train, as the first step on our road to authentic enlightened life, clearly requires a controlled mind focused in a productive manner, through positive thought, affirmations, visioning, and constant diligence when thinking; thus, eliminating, or at least taming, our negative consciousness. The Meditation Guidance below, titled appropriately Negative Consciousness, is the divine response I received to a question regarding what can be done on a personal level to manage this negative aspect of consciousness.The note below conveys what is at stake for both our physical and spiritual well-being.
What can we do to manage our negative consciousness that
permeates our awareness, stifling our lives and our attainment
of joy, peace, love, and happiness?
The truth is that this all pervasive or dark consciousness – thought
to be ego based but often appears to have greater strength at times –
severely limits our lives, turning our days into barrages of false
thinking, disempowering thoughts, rehashed fears, and for some, a
continual, dialogue of distress.
We can only imagine what life would be like with a fully cooperative
mind, but through constant diligence, faith, and mind control, we
can tame and nullify this dark consciousness, replacing it with an
affirmative consciousness that encourages, flatters, reinforces, and
instills confidence and love.
Our spiritual life mission is to harness the negative consciousness
and quiet it – redirecting it to focus on the pursuit of heaven on earth.
This requires constant awareness of what we are thinking, the
insertion of our quiet it – redirecting it to focus on the pursuit of
heaven on earth. This requires constant awareness of what we are
thinking, the insertion of our authentic mission, and the use of our
mind control tools, provided by the wise throughout time.
Assess where you are now, and how much of your thinking is
negative, dark, and disempowering. Work to reframe and increase
the positive consciousness within you.
NOE 8.26.12 9:50 AM
As you know, or will quickly realize, when you do your own assessment as suggested above, this level of mind control and control of consciousness is a major undertaking, requiring a through understanding of what is currently occurring and what needs to be changed. Addressing this, much of the message of Finding God On The Train, on both the blog and in the book, is directed towards gaining control of negative consciousness and redirecting our thoughts in a positive constructive manner.
Facet One – Control of Consciousness will be handled in-depth in the upcoming chapters focused on mind control, control of consciousness, and related approaches and techniques. These chapters will include a thorough handling of the subject and an extensive review of practical, useable, mind control techniques and approaches that you will be able to apply immediately. The Affirmative thought below emphasizes that we have the power to transform our consciousness.
POWER TO TRANSFORM
The power to transform your life resides within your mind -
your consciousness - forming your thoughts, attitudes, and
perceptions to exist in unison with your divine purpose and
all of existence.
The power to transform your life exists within your belief - in
your ability to master the mental chaos - give it order and
purpose leading it to the promised land waiting for you to
The power to transform your life is created by your desire
to touch the truth of all existence - to immerse yourself in
its splendor and appear again reborn - over and over and
Seize the power!
The most disturbing aspect of achieveing Facet One, is that our minds are often creating "needless" stress, tension, and anxiety by telling us, daily, we are not ok, not good enough - we need to change, improve, or give up completely, before we get any worse. The truth is - we are really ok, and instead of listening to the negative banter, we need to be getting to the root of this turmoil by controlling our own minds. I wrote the Affirmative Thought below titled - You Are Ok - after waking up to my own mind, working me over, for what I was doing or not doing. When I really listened to the urgent voices in my head, I realized the critique was based on a series of totally implausible worse case scenarios. I said, enough! Got up and wrote this note to remind me and anyone else who may need it that - WE ARE ALL OK!
YOU ARE OK
Your life is ok, even if your mind tells you it isn’t – like a child
in the dark it reacts to every creak or strange noise even
when, especially when, all is well, safe, and comfortably
flowing to your intended destination.
You are ok, even if your mind tells you you’re not – like a
critical parent it demands that you live up to its expectations
of unfounded and unfathomable perfection – often chiding
you constantly for not meeting a standard that was neither
sensible or plausible – providing little or no recognition for
a life truly well lived.
Your soul is ok, even if your mind tells you it isn’t – like a
puritan of old it encumbers you with thoughts of sin, shame,
and guilt - reminding you of the penalties and punishments,
when all that actually exits is God’s grace, understanding,
Today remind your mind that you’re ok and enjoy the day!
Buddha, after years of struggling with, and finally obtaining, mind control - what he considered a major component of Nirvana or enlightenment - taught that the only devil, or Mara, we needed to overcome was rooted in our very own minds. Constant practice and training is necessary to get our minds to obey our conscious, as well as our spiritual wills, and when accomplished, enables us to overcome the antics of the uncontrolled mind.
In truth, why should the slow progress of the evolutionary development of our brains hold us back. If a vast number of us, were to all learn the art of mind control, and transform our lives, their are some scientists who would say, that by doing so, we would inspire the actual genetic shift needed to enable us to evolve, and develop, a newly supportive brain. As previously noted above, the upcoming chapters on mind control - control of consciousness will strive to offer a comprehensive working guide to help readers fully understand, and hopefullty, master this facet of consciousness, and, if not capable of stirring an actual evolution, will at least help readers make a personal transformation.
The next facet of Crystal Path consciousness, features expanding “mindfulness” in our day-to-day and spiritual lives. So the next stop, Facet Two – Mindfulness, an essential element of effective mind control.
FACET TWO : MINDFULNESS
Being centered in the “now” – the present – mindful – leaving
the images and nightmares of the past behind while avoiding
the “what if” of future living. Fully alive in “nowfulness” where
Mindfulness has been at the center of my meditation guidance during my years connecting with God on the train, with God repeatedly nudging, encouraging, and finally directing me to understand the importance of focusing on the present to quiet my mind and nullify the demands of my ego. Early in 2008, I was starting to receive guidance focused on Facet Two – Mindfulness:
IN THE MOMENT
Live in and within the moment – the exact moment is life – move the
ego away and experience the natural joy and fullness of life. Take in
the fragrance, see the connections, understand the order.
Today the moments are the essential ingredients of life. In the moment
you are fully conscious and act and live without mental restraints.
Try to limit thinking about the past or the requirement of the future.
Respond only to the action or topic at hand and respond from your
Take back the wheel of the car that you have given to the ego.
Live in pure action – action based only on the requirements of
NOE 4.14.2008 7:30 AM
The guidance instructs us that being focused in the “now,” not only helps us manage the turmoil in our minds, but also is the clear pathway to God, since God only actually exits in the now, the present.
CHERISH THE MOMENT
Cherish this moment – for this moment is your life and should
be approached with love and joy. Now, this breath, the set
of sensory cues – these emotions – awake – tired – whatever –
it is a moment of pure life that needs to be lived fully. Breathe
in the full breath of life and feel God at the core. This is the
miracle of life, and you are experiencing the miracle.
Cherish the opportunity to be fully alive, and lay down the worries
and concerns. Look at the burden as the payment for the
pleasure of this amazing existence. Move into the moment
and shut down the chatter – the banter – of your mind.
The world is full with richness – manifested by life through God.
Dive into the manifestation – swallow the experience and know
you are blessed. This full measure of life is a creation of God in
man – the perfect manifestation of life from life evolving,
Cherish the moment, it is your life.
NOE 8.6.2008 8:00 AM
I have learned there is no better technique to find peace, and mental quiet, than to focus on my breathing and intently engage in what I am doing in the present.
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone,
the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves
in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
As conveyed in the quote above by Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist Monk and popular author of You Are Here, who has translated this key Buddhist concept which stresses the focus on the breath, and clearing the mind, to live in the present moment. This has been adopted by New Thought and has been taken worldwide by Eckhart Tolle in his books The Power of Now and The New Earth.
Today is our day – it does not belong to the thoughts and worries
of tomorrow or next week – it does not belong to the could
have been, the might have been, or the should have been of
the past – it belongs to us now – to cherish – to enjoy –
to fully live.
Today is an empty canvas – let us come to it with clean brushes
and fresh paint.
Let us enjoy and live each moment robustly – all out - thanking
God for each breath along the way.
Let us live Now!
Living in the present, the now, is the second facet of consciousness required for attaining an authentic purposeful life filled with joy, peace, love, and happiness, heaven on earth. To master Facet Two, we are instructed to resist our ego’s natural inclination to have us live in the past - where we can be reminded of past mistakes, or focus on the future, and the potential negative scenarios waiting around the corner.
We will explore in more depth the concept of mindfulness in our upcoming discussion of mind control approaches and techniques, which will offer guidance for fully understanding and mastering mindfulness in our day-to-day and spiritual lives. For now, let’s move to the next stop, Facet Three.
FACET THREE : GOD CONSCIOUSNESS
Realize God consciousness – the divinity within that is connected
to God. This is the soul or divine self, the portal to communication
with God. Through the divine self, we become aware of our spiritual
purpose, or mission in life.
WITHIN US NOW
Within us now is all the wisdom we seek –
all the compassion possible to feel –
all the wonder anyone could wish to experience –
all the magic waiting to be performed –
every miracle bursting forth into life.
Within us now is all eternity –
the past, the present, the future –
the potential moment –
the vision of heaven on earth –
the suffering with its lessons waiting to be revealed –
our soul – our God – our magnificence.
Within us now is all existence flexing
its creative muscles – urging us on
to our purpose, our destiny –
saying yes even when we say no –
cajoling us forward with arms outstretched
to catch us with each tentative step
we harness the courage to take.
The foundation message of Finding God On The Train, has centered on our personal capability to connect with God, directly, via our own internal divinity. This divinity within is often referred to as our Crystal Self or Divine Self in the message, although it is also referenced by the more traditional terms, such as the Soul. This Crystal/Divine Self, or Soul, is both of God, and of us, at the same time, joining in one being, combining both our spiritual and human consciousnesses.
We are called to understand this internal God nature, by using our Crystal Self as the portal of communication with God, thus becoming more aware of our spiritual purpose in life; that is, our mission in a spiritual sense. The basic premise is that as this connection grows, we share more of our consciousness with God, becoming more powerful on a personal and spiritual basis, and beginning to reflect our true God natures, seeing God within all things, exhibiting the qualities of God as we understand them, and enhancing our ability to create our life through God, previously referred to as cocreating.
Let’s take a look at the Meditation Guidance to get a sense of what is being conveyed by the message. First, I would like to share the guidance below, titled God Waits In The Back Room, a message I received in the summer of 2008, during this first year of my revelation.
GOD WAITING IN THE BACK ROOM
You seek God in the wrong places. You search for the connection
in the external – move back into the internal. God waits for you
in the abundant mansion of your conscious soul – waiting in
the back room. Move through the distractions of the gold and
silver, the sparkling trinkets of each room, moving to the small
room where God waits. This is your God – the living God that
lives within each living spirit – God waits and will wait until you
God in the back room knows the illusions and desires of life
are enticing and difficult to reject. God wants you to have
them all and more but wants you to understand the source
of this abundance. God wants you to have all life, as full and
as rich as you can embody. Put on the fine clothes and jewelry,
eat the abundant foods, lavish in the pleasures of form, but
remember these will fade – grow stale – rot and fall away.
Left in the end as a pile on the side of the road.
Only connection with the spirit of God – the connection with
you as God - will enable you to find pure joy. Only by meeting
God in the backroom – making your way through the mansion
will you meet God face to face – one spirit. As you turn the knob
on the back room door where God waits, and open into the pure
joy of oneness - you will stand frozen and alive in the moment,
as you meet the waiting God – who is you.
NOE 7.16.2008 10:10 AM
As I remember, I was on vacation when I transcribed this note, during a meditation overlooking New River in Virginia, and as I recorded each word, I thought of this God figure who sat in this metaphorical back room, maybe sipping coffee, and reading worn magazines, like a character in an old movie, just waiting patiently. It was a comforting thought until the last line, which I resisted writing, because it sounded so bizarre and weird. Based on this final phrase - “you meet the waiting God who is you” - I never used this note in any of my posts, or book examples, never showed it to Ann, I just let it sit and wait in the back room. Such are the complications with receiving divinely inspired messages.
Today, as I write this chapter, I release this note held for over four years, as I finally arrive at a point where I understand its meaning, and do not take offense with the suggestion that I am the God I meet in the backroom. I realize now the note was not referring to a physical appearance, or a personality, but instead to an evolved spirituality that I would have most certainly have obtained, if I was truly prepared to enter the back room, and finally meet my own true divinity.
Similar to describing how to ride a bike, this guidance seems more complicated than the actual experience: we tap into our divinity within, which then provides a portal to expanded God Consciousness, we connect to this consciousness or spiritual center, ask for guidance, and we discover our authentic purpose. Using my experience as an example, which was fully outlined in Part One of the book, all I did to connect with my divinity within was to meditate, ask for guidance, and I made a connection with God, recording the guidance when received in my journals. For me, once a connection was made, there was an outpouring of guidance.
The mechanics of this connection is not the difficult aspect of Facet Three – God Consciousness, or any of the other facets presented here - what is difficult is making room for it in our lives. It takes time, and constant effort, to make this connection with God Consciousness through our own divinity, and our egos will get in the way, if they can sniff out any doubt, or lack of confidence, on our part. The closing chapters of this book will focus on God consciousness and its relationship to our own internal divinity, providing an in-depth discussion of both Facet Three, and upcoming Facet Four - the incorporating of true God qualities.
FACET FOUR : TRUE GOD QUALITIES
Exhibit the true essence of God by adopting the qualities of
God including loving kindness, forgiveness, freeing life from
anger, resentment, hatred, and contempt.
As we progress on the Crystal Path, and discover our true God natures, we are instructed that we are expected to adopt or emulate some of the qualities most recognized as God-like; including, compassion, empathy, loving kindness, and forgiveness, as well as the control of our passions and emotions such as anger, resentment, envy, hatred, or contempt. Let us touch on some of the most obvious, using the God qualities outlined in the following blog post.
TRUE GOD QUALITIES - MEDITATION GUIDANCE –
DAILY POST ON ENLIGHTENMENT
What if humankind is still in the process of evolution, where the focus is no longer on physical development but instead is centered on the refinement and improvement of our level of personal consciousness? Taking this a step further, what if our next evolutionary step is a movement towards overcoming our ego dominance and attaining what some would call - God like qualities - such as love, kindness, compassion, a collective since of oneness, and empathy, along with the powers to cocreate freely our lives through conscious intention, supported by our own access to our divine natures? In other words, we evolve into our true God natures.
The Meditation Guidance below, titled True God Qualities, addresses this potential, clearly outlining the rationale for this evolutionary step, and highlighting what qualities we might expect to encounter. This is a concept that has been addressed by others, as noted by the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - Jesuit Father and distinguished paleontologist who, over sixty years ago, addressed this very theory in his landmark work The Phenomenon Of Man. My guidance seems to echo the same sentiments. Is it plausible? Is this where the current spiritual awakening is leading us? I believe this is the case. Your thoughts?
TRUE GOD QUALITIES
We are here to assume our true God qualities and powers, by
overcoming our own propensity for negative thought, neglect,
hopelessness, and evil; by marshaling our divine wills towards
greater achievements, authentic living, peak spiritual experience,
and our connection with God – refueling our potential to live
beyond the illusion of material pleasure, and grasp the greater
good of collective consciousness.
We are here to transcend - to transform beyond our infantile
focus on the acquisition of pleasure and the avoidance of pain –
to reach a pinnacle of human excellence and evolution, ensuring
our God powers and qualities are recognized and grasped by
those who wish to go on growing, becoming, moving, towards
their authentic natures.
We are here to create heaven on earth - not hell as it appears
many are engaged with today – our conscious focus as a collective
humankind on this heaven allows us to move forward, grow, and
assume our true birthright – our authentic God nature of power –
cocreation – and love in balance - all supported by positive
Although many have careened in the opposite direction, there
are a growing number of those who have grasped this message,
who are moving in this divine direction – working hard to prepare
themselves, consciously, for the catharsis of heaven focused living.
NOE 1.15.2012 7:50 AM
This meditation guidance above, also touches on some of the other key qualities of God, we need to strive to possess in order to reach our heaven on earth: being selfless - stripping away our personal desires and marshalling our ego; being empathetic - seeing our face in every face of all we encounter knowing all life is worthy of love; and experiencing unity – the oneness and connectivity of all existence. As the guidance reveals, much of God’s essence is based in God’s inherent ability to love without regard or restraint. In Chapter Eight, More Heaven On Earth – Finding Love and Happiness, we will discuss “Love” in greater depth and how it relates to obtaining heaven on earth or enlightenment. Also, In the chapters focused on God consciousness and the divinity within, we will continue to expand on these God like qualities.
Yet, creativity, that is the ability to create via force of will, or better put, by force of aligned consciousness, is a key element of God that is miraculously included within human nature, based on the guidance I have received. At the center of positive spirituality is the act of creativity – the ability to use our minds to create tangible life – physical form. It is at the heart of the creative process that we most resemble God. Each day we all live our own Genesis creation story - utilizing our gift of creative energy for our growth, or at times, our own hardship.
The creative energy of God is within you – surrounds you – radiates
from you - infusing you with the creative powers of the universal mind.
Simplytap this power by going within and connecting to its source -
then feel the surge of perfect thought – alive within every cell of your
being – feel the connection to all that is and become one with the
creative force within you.
All creativity is at your fingertips, ready to be harnessed by your
consciousness – open the canvas and create the life of your dreams –
heaven on earth – outlining the knowledge or guidance you wish to
convey. There can be no wrong, no missteps, since you are all
creative energy – just trust in the source of the signal and move
forward. There is no failure in this creative action – it is the work
of God – the divine calling – the building and forming of what is
at first thought and then becomes form.
All you create comes from source – is one with source – an
expression of God through you – wake up to it – use it to light the
path to oneness, to wholeness, to the connection with God.
The ability to actually cocreate with God, is at the essence of the message of Finding God On The Train, and the subject of numerous meditation notes like the one above, and others we explored in our discussion on the Perspectives of God in Chapter Five -The Foundation. Let’s move on with consideration of the next facet of consciousness, Facet Five – Clarify Intentions, which is a key ingredient for any cocreative enterprise.
FACET FIVE : CLARIFY INTENTIONS
Clarify intentions – what we want from both our spiritual
and physical existence; thus living with purpose or purposeful
action – a life fully aligned with who we want to be and what
we want to do.
I spent the early part of my professional career as the Director Of Career Services with the Temple University Career Development Center, providing career and employment counseling for students and alumni. An important element of career planning is having the client complete a Values Clarification exercise to determine what they truly want and value; for example, financial security, assisting others, the opportunity to travel, job security, creativity, autonomy, to name a few preferences. Facet Five asks us to determine our intentions - what we truly want from both our secular and spiritual existence.
Living a “Purposeful Life” or “Authentic Life,” one that mirrors your divine calling, often starts with taking time to meditate on and really clarify your intentions. In the Meditative Guidance below, titled Clarifying Your Intentions, I received on February 18, 2010, I am asked about my intentions and how clearly I have thought them out.
CLARIFY YOUR INTENTIONS
Clarify your intentions – what is it you want to accomplish? What
do you want to come from this? Know that to move forward will
take risks on your part, requiring dedication to the task and
commitment to the goal. Clear and well thought out intentions
will guide you, motivate you, along the way.
Are you the teacher, are you the messenger, or are you a spiritual
explorer diving into the mystery of the metaphysical world to
understand its vastness – its potential for human growth? Or are
you all three; messenger, teacher, and spiritual explorer all
combined in one individua effort.
The path is open, and has been laid out for you, but you will need
to be thoroughly committed to the plan. Prepare yourself for the
challenges of this engagement - of this effort. Take time to build
strength, find peace, meditate, and practice. Do not try to please
all aspects of your life but keep them in balance through focused
Focus on your personal life and keep connected and actively
participating. Let the calm you feel erase whatever stress you have
and be a tool moving forward. Know the destination and the journey
is easy. Clarify your alternatives and move forward with confidence
NOE 2.18.2010 8:05AM
This guidance lays the foundation for clarifying intentions, with the key question - “what do you want to accomplish?,” and the follow-up,“ are you willing to take the risks?”
I believe, a key element of attracting what you want from the universe, is declaring your intentions to the world, rather than keeping them secret until they are fully conceived. In a way, my blog has been the declaring of my intention to write this book long before the book was actually written. Often, we avoid this declaration of intentions for fear of negative feedback that will stall our progress, and this is a legitimate concern. In my case, I did not run and tell those who would not understand, but choose a medium that would broadcast it to those who would be my potential audience and find it useful. The guidance that follows instructs us clearly to declare our intentions.
DECLARE YOUR INTENTIONS
Declare your intentions to the world, giving form to your dreams,
your visions, your plans to create a fuller life.
Declare your intentions to the world with passion – with emotion,
vibrating with the anticipated joy of becoming new.
Declare your intentions to the world pushing past the alarms of
your ego – the voices of the internal naysayers - the chorus of
“you are not ready – maybe later.”
Declare your intentions to the world fully envisioning the end
result and breathing life into thought – creating from pure desire.
Declare your intentions to the world and watch the intentions take
shape, take form, take life, and fly. Declare your intentions to the
FACET SIX : COCREATING WITH GOD
Through purposeful action, marshal the mind, soul, and
self to cocreate with God - creating the world we wish to
live in and inhabit, with full belief in our ability to create
miracles andcocreate our lives.
We touched on this topic of cocreating with God in Chapter Three – New Thought Yesterday and Today, and then in the foundation perspectives of God, in Chapter Five, as well as the closing Note On Enlightenment of that chapter titled Tangible Creation. The ability to cocreate with God is a key concept in Positive Spirituality/New Thought, known by a variety of labels; such as, the Law of Mind Action, the Law of Cause and Effect, or much better known, since The Secret was published, as the Law of Attraction. The basic concept is that our thoughts; both positive and negative, are actually vibrational, and attract into our lives, in physical form, corresponding desires, wishes, or dreams.
Have you ever started your day thinking it is going to be a bad day, and this feeling was confirmed, as you faced negative events all day. This is the Law of Attraction, or cocreating with God, at work. Simply put – when you expect positive experiences, you get a positive life. Focus on the negative, and you will also attract the negative into your life. The difficulty for humankind, is that our minds are set biologically in a survival mode, constantly looking for negative scenarios, and as a result, our thoughts are naturally negative.
From a Positive Spirituality perspective, this is a loving God giving you exactly what you ask for without question, no matter whether you realize it on not. Those who are aware of this law, usually want to make their intentions clear to God, so there is no confusion about what they want, need, or desire. First, they work to focus on positive thinking as a baseline. Second, they use prayer, meditation, affirmations, visioning, and similar techniques to attract major things or events, they desire, into their lives.
Facet Six entails actively working with God, to manifest into physical form, and your day-to-day reality, the life of your desires and dreams. But, the catch here is that you need to be emotionally aligned and ready to receive. If you don’t really believe that you can cocreate, you will not be ready to receive what God is ready to give, and nothing happens. For me, it is often this doubt, that my ego works on to keep my cocreating from working, especially, if what I am asking is really beyond my current reality. The Meditation Guidance below focuses on building this power of belief.
POWER OF BELIEF
Believe and it will be true – it will be created – manifested into full
form – full life. Simply believe. Belief is a full alignment of all focus
and vibration – of your energy – your creative soul energy - and
takes a tremendous act of clarity and focus. Belief requires that
competing forces in your mind and soul do not question, but fully
support the effort – totally – completely.
Otherwise “doubt” splits the focus like a wedge, and impedes the
movement to total belief. What is “doubt” but the competing ego
driven voices of fearand insecurity. The ego shouts –
“how could this be true – how could you move
the mountain. You are crazy! You need help!”
It is your job, and in your self interest, to re-indoctrinate the ego –
sooth it and retrain the voice in your head to seek the safety of
total belief, total clarity in pursuit of the prize of enlightenment.
Utilize the ego and team with the ego in the pursuit of full and
total belief. Belief in your self and your capacity for cocreation –
your capacity to harness the power and create your heaven on
The most difficult concept for those, who encounter New Thought for the first time, to comprehend and accept, is their own innate ability to create their own lives. Many of us believe that forces outside of our control are creating our lives, and that these forces are far stronger than we are – socio-economic class, financial position, cultural background, family connections, inherited talents and abilities, God, Karma, or just plain luck. Being responsible for the results of our own efforts is not always the most comforting notion. But in my meditation notes, like the one listed below titled, The Power To Create, I am constantly reminded that I have the power to create into form, or experience, what I hold in thought.
THE POWER TO CREATE
You have the power to create into form or experience any thought,
dream, desire, emotion, or vision. You have the innate capacity for
cocreation through God, using the Law of Attraction/Mind Action or
any label you wish to give it.
For God, has given each person, the capacity to create and become
what is held in thought. Clarity of thought is essential for the
development of the life you wish to manifest. Negative thoughts
will also attract negative outcomes, so you must not focus on the
reasons why your dreams cannot be brought to life.
The Power to Create is on-going, always working, and never stops.
Practice focusing and training your mind to create a need, desire,
or want. Watch how the world will deliver this wish. Focus your
mind on the desired result you wish to manifest and prove the
This is the reason you must constantly inventory your thoughts
to ensure you are always thinking positive affirmative thoughts.
If not, change the direction by clearing your mind and focusing
your breath until your mind is clear. Then start again working
to reset your thoughts and clear the slate.
Test the power you have to create by focusing on one unlikely
positive wish and seeing if it manifests into your reality. It will!
NOE 4.16.2010 7:20 AM
This an extensive subject worthy of its own complete book. So let us understand the cocreative power, holding our discussion for now, ending with the Affirmative Thought below, aptly referred to as Your Creation, which provides a fitting segue to the final facet of consciousness.
This is your time, your life, your moment –
live it today with authority and purpose
knowing that no one is better prepare
to make the most from this experience,
so trust your instincts, follow your hunches,
and listen to your own guidance.
This is your opportunity to soar and flourish
to tackle the waiting tasks and projects
with renewed enthusiasm and clear intention,
moving all you do a step closer to closure
and completion – knowing you have th
power to create lasting success.
This is your creation, your chance to shine –
to fill your life and the lives of those who
depend on you, with clarity, a sense of
direction, and a refreshed vision, of what
together, you can all seek to accomplish.
FACET SEVEN : AUTHENTIC PURPOSEFUL LIFE
Continue to traverse the Crystal Path to spiritual
and life enlightenment - progressing to an Authentic Life –
a life full alive in both God and living – experiencing joy,
peace, love, and happiness – true heaven on earth.
We now find ourselves at the seventh, and final facet of consciousness, on the path to our spiritual and life enlightenment – the Crystal Path, a path to the discovery of a positive spirituality, where if we are successful, we have a life fully alive in God and living – true heaven on earth. What I find so positive about this approach to spirituality is that it requires our complete attention to succeed, mixing equal measures of heaven and earth, to create its enlightenment.
Whenever possible, I like to present the original guidance that introduced me to a phrase or concept, which would later turn out to be a major theme of the message of Finding God On The Train. The Meditation Guidance below, titled Perfect Authentic Life, is from August 13, 2008, and was one of my first communications referring to an “authentic life.” As the note below conveys, I believe God is our coach, and will do whatever is needed to help us achieve our perfect life, if we are willing to participate and overcome our own fears, doubts, and negative life patterns, keeping us from creating our heaven on earth.
The note tells us, my authentic purposeful life – “the life I was designed to live, that would reveal my true potential” - is tied to communicating the message from Finding God On The Train, as outlined by my initial early revelations in Chapter Five, The Foundation. It is important to note, when I was originally given this mission, there was very little actually existing to communicate. But God, has been true to the coaching promise, assisting with expanding my understanding and vision as needed to grow with the project, keeping the material coming, so I could have something to write about.
I also feel, God has indirectly provided the financial support, over the past five years, so I could have time to finish what I have started, without struggling. My life has evolved, and has expanded as I have been empowered, broadened, and educated. Although I am grateful, there are moments when I have wished I had been napping rather than meditating on the train.
PERFECT AUTHENTIC LIFE
As a creation of God you are able to obtain a Perfect Life.
The qualities of God exist within you and the potential for God
perfection is your essence and birthright. Perfect Life is authentic
life. It is the life you were designed to live, the life that will
reveal your full potential. Perfect Life exists and is within your
grasp, if you reveal the true message – the guidance that leads
you to this existence.
Listen to your inner voice – your divine soul and understand
where it is calling you. Where you are now may be close or not,
but do not despair. The movement toward perfect authentic life
is a force that will prepare the way if you let it. Listen and
Frustration, anxiety, and despair are all indications you
are on the wrong path or need adjustment. All you need to do
is stop resisting, take in the lesson and understand what is
lacking. Look towards your joy or excitement. Envision the
perfect life – role play - dream and let these expressions reveal
it to you.
You are on the road to your perfect authentic life. Move in this
direction, and prepare when needed. Be honest and willing to
risk what is needed – be willing to work and adapt.
Work with the divinity within you to reveal your destiny.
NOE 8.13.2008 8:00 AM
A key to living an Authentic Purposeful Life is finding meaning in our lives. I believe, on both a spiritual and human plane, life is a quest for meaning – a search for purpose – an answer to the “why” of existence, and in the end, this answer, is a catalyst for infusing a sense of mission into living. This meaning, and the resulting mission, allow us to obtain the most from life.
As a young business professional, I was introduced to a form of corporate goal setting known as Management By Objectives – M.B.O.’s - which on an annual basis, reflected what we would do personally and as a team to accomplish our corporate goals, which, in turn, reflected, the organizations mission and vision. Now, most competitive organizations clearly follow some sort of goal setting process. Since, clarity of goals is essential for all purposeful action, I am proposing we all establish L.B.O.’s – Life By Objectives, and set up clear operational life goals, based on our purpose and mission, to ensure we attain an Authentic Purposeful Life.
Life without meaning is like taking a journey without a destination,
it is pointless, because you will never know if you have arrived.
Knowing where you are going, and why you want to go is essential
to a purposeful life. Infusing meaning and purpose into your
existence breathes energy and power into your life.
Evolving this purpose into a “mission” – a strategic plan for living,
one that you live with passion, dedication, and complete focus, is
the true elixir of life. This strategic plan, or mission, or quest, will
enable you to get the maximum from life, providing you joy and
happiness from just living.
This meaning and mission can be spiritual or life driven – when
both are blended together, the power of your commitment will
enable you to move mountains – cocreate and manifest all you
need to succeed. Finding meaning and creating a mission to
lead the way – will also provide you the feedback needed to
adjust your efforts.
Authentic Purposeful Life is built on establishing a mission
infused with meaning, passion, and desire – a mission beyond
yourself, but of yourself.
NOE 11.11.2010 7:00AM
Meaning and mission make up the Seventh Facet of Consciousness on the Crystal Path, based in purposeful action as outlined by the note below.
In every moment – every thought – every action – do it with
purpose – with intention – fully connected to your strengths,
your divine guidance, your wisdom.
Each action carries with it a vibration into the world – rippling
across time – across humanity – rebounding and colliding with
similar vibrations until they combine into a wave - a forward
motion of forceful – powerful – impactful action – setting off
further vibrations and changing the world and all humanity.
Purposeful action is genuine and authentic, powered by love
for yourself and love for others. This is cocreated action –
teamed with God to become full creation – manifested and real.
These actions have power – substance and are totally real.
Each day look at your actions and the motivations behind them
and reflect on the origin. Do they come from your desire or the
desire of others? Are they meaningful and purposeful or
shallow or just for the pleasure of others – fulfilling their wishes
and not your own?
Today make every action magnificent, personal, and fully
purposeful – connected to the clear vitality of your divinity.
NOE 2.17.2010 8:10AM
Authentic purposeful action is really accomplished by living a purposeful life, which I believe is your “authentic life” focused on your divine or spiritual calling. The title of the guidance below states it more clearly – Follow Your Heart – your God connected heart. This calling is not always easy, but it is authentic, and will put you into alignment with the flow of universal forces, and take you downstream as Ester Hick’s Abraham would reference it. Let us meditate on whether we are following our hearts, and living an authentic and purposeful life.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Follow your heart and become who you are meant to become –
the authentic you – the you who waits for a turn to be. Know
that all your life has been moving to this point, this destiny.
Take the step and walk to the edge, and you will find through
your efforts and God’s assistance, there is a bridge forming
to carry you to the next life.
You are afraid – afraid of having no money – no job – no means -
so you linger and wait. But what do you really have, if you gain
the world, and lose yourself? No one else can make this choice –
no one else can take this risk, and in the end, no one else can reap
the rewards. Laugh at your fear, and believe it will be so and it will
Look again to the fear of losing it all – love –respect – money –
family – but is this really possible? Do you continue to live a life
for them and not for you? Let yourself take a moment, prepare,
and then find your way to your destiny that waits for your courage
NOE 2.9.2010 7:45 AM
The Seventh Facet Of Consciousness on The Crystal Path – Living An Authentic Purposeful Life, is a new life where we live in perfect harmony, by actualizing both our spiritual and physical natures, through connection and cocreation with God. This “New Life,” does not require escape to an ashram or monastery or the desert, but allows us to attend to our families, jobs, and related commitments while obtaining joy, peace, love, happiness, and ultimately enlightenment. The Affirmative Thought below, tilted Authentic Life – New Life, summarizes this message.
AUTHENTIC LIFE – NEW LIFE
All of life is as it should be, a blend of perfect harmony -
clear intentions resulting in purposeful actions
all leading to our Authentic Life – our New Life –
our heaven on earth.
New Life fueled by our love and kindness -
set in motion for ourselves, our love ones
and all we meet, enabling us to grow in God
and experience true joy, peace, love, and happiness.
Authentic Life – New Life focuses our attention and enables
us to reach for the most from every moment –
enjoyment with every action – bliss in every breath –
peak experience in every event.
All life is powered by our creation.
So this New Life, this Authentic Purposeful Life, enables us to reach for the most from every moment, have enjoyment in every action, bliss in every breath, peak experience in every event. Living an Authentic Purposeful Life is defined as enlightenment. The closing Affirmative Thought in this section offers an explanation for the reason why light is the centerpiece of enlightenment -
THE LIGHT IN ENLIGHTENMENT
Today let us reveal the “light” in enlightenment, and
understand its source and how to sustain
it throughout our lives, the year, and this day we are
Today let us use the light – bright from seeing the world
without illusion of fear, doubt, and worry -
without focus on the past or concern for the future –
the light unencumbered and uninterrupted.
Today let us unveil the divine light within ourselves
God’s light given to us at conception to brighten
the path and lead us to our destination of oneness with
God’s love – trusting in God’s place in our lives.
Today let us realize the light is powered by our ability
to love – without judgment – without
expectations – brightening our lives and those o
humankind – providing light for all who need
to see the path to full authentic life in god –
TRAVERSING THE CRYSTAL PATH
As we consider each of the Seven Facets of Consciousness comprising the Crystal Path, I think it is essential to fully recognize that this path is not a simple checklist but is something that requires diligence and active participation. Personally, I feel that in this paradigm, each level signifies a progression or continuum of heightened awareness. I am actually working on each of the seven facets at the same time, with the goal of reaching my intended point of expertise for each. I have no timetable, or set of deadlines; most of the time I feel I am progressing, occasionally backsliding, but for the most part, always on the path. And when I lose my way, often my guidance is directed towards shaking me up and getting me back on the path.
Being on the path opens me, the seeker in this case, to a vast range of emotions: especially, when I think I am keeping my side of the bargain, but there seems to be no contact on the other side. The blog post offered below provides an excellent description of what I mean by this, offering a forward thinking wrap–up to our discussion of the Seven Facets of the Crystal Path, along with this introductory discussion of the foundation of enlightenment
SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM - MEDITATION GUIDANCE –
DAILY POST ON ENLIGHTENMENT
My life is centered around connecting with God, recording this divinely inspired guidance, sharing it on my media sites ; and when appropriate incorporating it into the book rolling out on the left hand sidebar of this blog. As with all seekers, there are times when the "still small voice" is silent, and I have learned to take it in stride, looking for inspiration elsewhere, except when the silence lasts too long, in my opinion.
I have experienced such a meditation guidance dry spell in the past few weeks. I started wondering is this it, have I, in the past five years, received all that I was intended to receive. Day after day, I have prayed and meditated, but no still small voice, just silence. Last night, before going to sleep, I prayed and asked if there is more, is there a next step, a next level that I should be focusing on - perhaps book number two? Basically, a very timid and respectful "what's up" with the silence?
This morning, as I started to meditate, the first sentence of the guidance below came to me, over and over, in a louder and firmer voice than usual - "be the enlightenment you wish to see in the world." The words kept coming, line after line, so after ten minutes I ended the meditation and began transcribing what I was hearing in my head into my journal, resulting in the guidance below tilted, Spiritual Activism.
After rereading and reflecting on this guidance, I believe this message is pointing to the next step on the Crystal Path, a challenge for me, and possibly all of us, to step out of the theoretical zone, and move beyond the comfort zone, and into true spiritual activism. I believe God is clearly indicating, since I have been given the message, now it is the time for me to live the message. Your thoughts?
Be the enlightenment you wish to see in the world, be heaven
on earth, demonstrate and be the joy, peace, love, and
happiness in tangible living form – be the hands and feet
of God in the pursuit of spiritual transformation – change
the consciousness, by being the consciousness, you desire to
manifest through the world.
Be the enlightenment and actively step out, one significant
step at a time, to be joy in the world, creating joy, exhibiting
joy, overcoming someone with a sense of joy, being in each
action the joy you wish to bring to the world. Create joy.
Be the enlightenment, by finding your own peace within,
as you work to establish peace in your home, with your family,
in your community – pushing the world – your world, into
peace through being a living example of peace. Create peace
by committing to at least one peaceful action per day.
Be the enlightenment you wish to see in the world, the heaven
on earth, by loving without bounds, without limits, through
tangible acts of love and kindness, broaden a smile into a
gesture of love, make room for loving yourself, and commit to
spreading it to others, knowing you are connected to all you
see – love as God loves without qualification or expectation.
Be the enlightenment in action – in thought, word, and deed
until the happiness you seek is the happiness you give.
Let others know the source of your happiness, the bliss of a
life formed in faith and connected with God, let them know
that God wants them to be happy by creating happiness for
others who are struggling or need assistance.
Be a spiritual activist, moving the concept of heaven on
earth, into the reality of heaven on earth, for the world you
inhabit – for your life and the lives of those around you -
reaching out beyond to all who would benefit from your
efforts. Create heaven on earth for all!
NOE 5.2.12 7:17 AM
CLOSING NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT
There is so much for us to learn on the Crystal Path, but for me, a key lesson is presented in the note below, titled Wordless Form, reminding us that it is not about the words, it is about the feelings of love, confidence, strength, security, patience, and kindness. Again, it is not cerebral, it is visceral. It is not about doing, it is about inspiration – what we can create from pure feelings, will assist us, with obtaining our authentic self.
Wordless form – formless life energy vibrating feelings –
founded in wonder, splendor, and the love of God. It is not
about words, it is about feelings – feelings of love, confidence,
strength, security, patience, kindness – feelings cannot be
expressed in words.
How do you feel now – are you at peace? Are you secure?
Are you anxious wanting to get along with the day? The day
is not an endless set of tasks, it is simply time to be lived
and enjoyed. Stop and do nothing and watch your ego taunt
you into action, push you onward. Listen to your ego remind
you of your commitments – your to do list – what is next.
You must move away from duty and move into inspiration –
what you can create from pure feeling. This is not a contest,
it is a process of becoming your authentic self, the self of your
dreams, the self of your soul. Work on asking yourself how
you feel – not what is required – what is on the schedule.
Creation – creating divine love through action takes time.
Give yourself the gift of time. Address your fears and open
your heart knowing your fears will not come to life. Learn
to imagine what you would like to accomplish and become
and move forward alive in God.
NOE 8.4.2010 9:55AM
Let us tap one more note on enlightenment for a bit of guidance on the Crystal Path, following the three P’s, defined as the lynch-pins of enlightenment .
PEACE, POWER, AND PURPOSE
Follow the three P’s as your progress down the Crystal Path.
Peace, Power, and Purpose are the lynch-pins of enlightenment –
they are the three legs of a stool in which we will sit and go
First peace, peace in your mind at rest, your ego in check
or in cooperation. A peace centered in this now, free of the
weight of baggage from the past, or fears of the future. Peace
to sit still and do nothing, or peace while still being active
and creating. Peace that passes all understanding.
Next is power. The power of cocreation and belief in your
ability to manifest the life of your dreams into reality or
form. Power based on the strength of will, your belief
in the Law of Right Action, and the positive love force of God.
Power to create – creative energy fueled by a focused and
The purpose – your true authentic purpose based on your
divine calling - the purpose that has brought you to this
place, this moment, understand the purpose, fueled again
by your own and God’s energy to create good in the world -
to assist others on the path to a full and perfect life - fulfill
this purpose and you fulfill your life.
Meditate on these three words, and understand that are the
foundation for enlightenment, and a full life through God.
Peace, Power, Purpose!
NOE 7.21.2010 10:00 AM
As we discussed, affirmations are positive statements announcing to God – universal mind – and to your own subconscious mind, how you view the world, and what you expect to occur during the day, or in your life. It is a powerful way to use the Law of Mind Action, or Attraction, to frame your reality and set positive expectations. As you traverse the Crystal Path, it is important that you are able to learn easily. Here is an affirmation to assist you.
ABLE TO LEARN EASILY
I affirm and establish now that I easily, completely, and fully
comprehend and learn any skill, process, instruction, theory,
or body of knowledge, whether learned through practice,
experience, or documentation, and when desired, I am able to
fully recall and utilize for my educational, professional,
and or personal development.
And as you learn, here is an affirmation to ensure all you learn is remembered and recalled easily.
I remember everything I hear, see, or experience and can easily
recall when needed. I am especially good at remembering names,
faces, phone numbers, and directions, instructions, and passwords.
I remember every word, phrase, and concept I read and when desired,
I am able to recall every word I have ever read, heard, or written.
As we get ready to move on with our spiritual quest, I would like to close this Chapter with the following Affirmative Thought, which clearly defines what we need to accomplish.
AN AUTHENTIC BLEND
Today lets us strive to become who we are
and what we are as spiritual beings
having a physical life – learning to blend our
divine destiny with our daily life –
blending and actualizing both.
Today let us comprehend that to achieve
joy, peace, love, and happiness
we must be fully who our divine selves
and egos wish us to be –
know we should be – push us to be.
Today let us live this dual mission working
to realize both spiritual and
worldly success is required to obtain
our heaven on earth.
Today let us feed both our souls and
our egos working with both
for our greater good.