2015 July
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wow it’s almost as if I had disappeared. the mind and ego was silent. so was the surrounding environment. I just became a part of it all. or an observer to it all. simply seeing the perfection in the experience as it was

the mind had wanted to do something else but that desire faded away as I discovered that what I was doing, simply being, was already perfect and there was no need to do anything else

sounds of rain while sitting in my car at anderson park

over the years since i first posted my little planet timelapses online, i’ve received a number of inquiries as to how they were made (as its a very unique look and i believe i was the first to create them).

the first step is to gather the series of equirectangular images.

back in 2009 when i first came across the little planet look and started shooting time-lapses of these, cameras that shot all the data in one image and at [...]

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it’s amazing to tune in to the divine. so many insights and revelations come to you by simple quieting the mind and listening.

this moment is perfect. every moment is. you just don’t realize it

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sometimes it’s amazing to realize what we can manifest (and have manifested in our lives). yes, i know anything is absolutely possible though its always great to be reminded of it and realize in the past what we’ve created in our lives.

i recall a long time ago wanting to be able to put my hands around or near someone else’s hands (or something similar) and just say (internally) awaken and then they’d awaken. i don’t recall when it had come to me though i remember thinking of it once when i saw a friend when i was down in florida (and saw how if i could somehow give her awakening that she’d see things that were happening in her life differently and be able to grow to new levels of awareness).

last night, i went to grab a bite to eat with a few others after the oneness blessing (at the flowering heart center in clearwater), and i was asked how i found out about deeksha. i said that a friend had told me about it, and that he had told me about the oneness awakening course he was going to, and i decided to go to the course without really knowing anything about it or deeksha (and received my first oneness blessing the night before the course began).

i started feeling into when that happened, and realized it was in the summer of 2011 when i was up in chicagoland. this morning, i looked up the date and realized it was less than a week after i saw a friend down in florida when i was in town for my cousin’s wedding. i don’t recall for certain if that was the exact one time i was thinking of wanting to be able to just share awakening with her (or perhaps if it was earlier that year), though it very well could have been (and feels like it was). and just a couple days later when i got back to chicagoland, i found out about the oneness awakening course and deeksha and now can transfer awakening to someone else! it’s totally amazing how it manifested and how i attracted and created it in my life!

i feel that back then, after having recently done so much work in the avatar course and also having been more deliberately on a spiritual path, i was at higher level of consciousness (and was learning about my own energy and abilities experientially) and it totally makes sense that i could create and attract it so quickly. now that i’m back on the path, i’m beginning to see miracles and coincidences aligning perfectly with my intentions. truly, the most important aspect of one’s life that one can work on is one’s own higher awareness. and it’s not work in the sense that one thinks. so much of it is allowing and embracing and surrendering. which can be seen as work if there’s a lot of resistance! though by simply allowing and embracing higher awareness, all sorts of miracles and beauty will unfold in one’s life.

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trusting and knowing the divine has your back certainly helps one feel totally calm when holding a 15ft pole above one's head in an open area with dark clouds above and lightning not far away. the same guidance allows one to make it back to the car less than a minute before the rain begins to come down

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I had also realized how photography, or wanting to do more with it, had really taken me away from the moment. I had known this. but now I had experienced it at a different level of awareness. as I sat here witnessing the divine perfection by simply feeling peaceful without desire or resistance, I realized I no longer had a need to take all these photos. the reasoning behind it no longer mattered. it was a striving. that never would allow one to arrive. it’s what the mind does. wanting more, needing to out-do itself. great things can come that way but it’s much more difficult than simply allowing the divine to flow trough in whatever way it’s choosing to in the moment. every moment is perfect.

I just realized I had asked to embrace all moments in Kai chi do yesterday. that and deeksha this morning and where I am in my journey must have all aligned to bring me this. it doesn’t really matter how it happens. just embrace it and enjoy it. sometimes things are so profound that the mind wants to attempt to share them but it’s not always necessary. we will all continue to awaken exactly as planned. it’s all in divine order. simply allow and enjoy

 

(and after I write that i felt it was time to go and watched myself turn on the car. and the rain stopped and the sun came out, all in perfect timing)

learn to focus on the space between. we’re always so caught up with focusing on something or doing something. enjoy the space between objects, the air, and the space between destinations and doing things. simply sitting in my car under a tree in the rain for probably close to an hour has been so nice. in the past I would’ve resisted just sitting here doing nothing and it being hot and waiting and whatnot, though today I find the divine perfection and miracle in it. just noticing single rain drops fall was quite nice. and I just realized the Noise from the highway nearby had disappeared in these peaceful moments. now typing this on my phone I’m more in the mind and hear the distractions. focus on the space between. that’s where you’ll find God. between the noise. between the moments. between needing to do anything. God is always there. it may be subtle at first though you’ll learn to discover the beauty of God as your awareness increases

yet once again i find myself in the persistence
of questioning and pondering about my existence

when i know the only way one can truly go
is to surrender and let it all flow

pondering belief
may only bring grief

yet i seek relief

when i do what i must
which is learn to trust

then i can amaze
and find life to be a blaze

rather than conspire
one must inspire

so end the quest
and find rest

within
where it can all begin

but where will it go
who is to know

trust the divine
and one will find a vine

of life
rather than strife

let go of the mind
no you won’t go blind

radiate
illuminate

shine your bright light
and the dark night

of the soul will dissolve
as you evolve

choose to grow
and all will flow

life will be bliss
the past you won’t miss

love yourself
and you will begin to know your self

embrace all that is
as it is

and perfection you will find
when outside of the mind

life can be short or life can be long
all you must do is be strong

rather than belong

to allow whatever might come
so you can expand and become

greater than the past
so you can set your mast

and sail away in glory
as you forget your story

its never too late
to create

what you desire
or what might inspire

life is fun
you need not run

away from the feeling
as you allow the healing

there will be a peeling

of old emotions
and notions

from the past
that cannot last

you might resist
but then it will only persist

let go
and it will flow

and you will know

your true potential
you can write with a pencil

for all can change
as we choose to re-arrange

and to trust
then we won’t rust

from the past
as it does not last

when we choose to go
and to flow

only then can we truly know

what we seek
is not bleak

let go of fear
oh is it so dear

to think we must try to control
rather than let it roll

the mind might be strong
but its not something we can prolong

when we awaken
our life might be shaken

our former reason
might be seen as treason

as we choose a new way of living
and of giving

all we can
we may find ourselves in a van

traveling across the land
but not in a band

it might make no sense at all
but it will be oh quite a ball

to be free
is to see

oh this is my plea

cast thee
not out to sea

but delve within
so it may begin

to unfold
as i’m told

embark on the quest
do not rest

life can be a test

or it can be fun
perhaps a pun

but who is to know when we will be done

or what it might bring
as it begins to ring

and sound ever so clear
when we are ever so near

to our feeling in our heart
is where we might find art

it all comes from a higher place
and is not a race

to win
when you go within

all will flow
and you will know

what you must
when you begin to trust

it might seem like madness
but you will find gladness

we must not live in the mind
for that will make you blind

choose to love life
and it will be a like a knife

to cut like butter
but not to utter

words that do not compell
our story we might tell

of how all the pieces fell into place
like a string we might lace

this life we cannot replace

it matters not
but its all we got

feel how absurd it is
to try to make it rhyme
when we have not a dime

for our thought
or what one might have bought

if we only stopped trying
then it wouldn’t feel like we’re dying

none of this does matter
so let’s serve it all on a platter

as it might come
whatever it might be
no we must not flee

its only the mind that judges
and finds itself in a pattern

because it cannot see clearly
or know it self so well
though it can want to be swell

time to let go
to let it flow
what do we know
where does it go

why all the questions
the mind might ask
does it become such a task

to try to figure out
and live without doubt

to know and to go
how can we flow

where does it end
must we pretend
or rather bend

into a new form
so we can transform

beyond all belief
oh what a relief

the mind wants more
rather than to explore

what already is there
oh do we dare

to see the world as it is

and not as the mind wants it to be
can we be free

to live
and to give

without regret
oh i might bet

there can be a day
perhaps today

where we can see
all we must be

in order to become

who we truly are
we can be a star

and radiate out
let go of doubt

some say there is no gain
without some pain

yet there is another way
you can choose today

to be at peace and love
we can fly like a dove

we need not try
yet we might cry

as we break free from the past
oh it won’t last

difficult is how the mind might make it
as it tries to pretend or fake it

we can only choose to see what is there
oh do we dare

to embrace what we resist
so it may no longer persist

feel it all
do not call

anyone or anything that might take you away
from this present moment today

it is all life can give
so we might learn to live

all is in perfect order
do not run or try to cross the border

only to escape what is there
it might feel like a bear

but when we make it through
it is all we can do

its not something we will miss
as we discover bliss
it will be like a kiss

on the other side
oh what a ride
its like a slide

allow it to go
where it might flow

and all will unfold
as i’m told

we learn to see
all we can choose is to be

wow
now
how

do not ask
be not a task

let go
and it will flow

its that simple
a slight dimple

as we smile
and go a mile

without resistance
yet full of persistence

let go of the mass
and live in class

but seek not style
as we smile

choosing to be free
is all we can be

however that might look
its not something we took

nor something we can gain
nor must there be pain

love, laugh, play
live another day
hooray

we need not a new toy
to experiece joy

nor do we require pleasure
in order to live in leisure

we can be at peace
we need not a lease

in order to dive
or to thrive

we must not contrive

that which does not serve

yet choose to give
so we might once again live

oh where does it end
must we choose to mend

or do we pretend

nothing is wrong
and think we are strong

when all we can do
is let go of our glue

and worry not what others might think
as we choose to embrace the brink

as we take a leap
oh it is so deep

will we fly
or will we die

question not
and it is begot

we can obtain
we can gain

or let go of desire
and choose to cross the mire

we will flourish
as we nourish

we take good care
we become aware

and open up to the gift
so that we might lift

one’s heart and passion
in our own fashion

we choose to express
but not to impress

only to give
and to live

to see
and to be

we are free

this is me

 

 

here are a couple takes of me reading this: markmarano.com/2015/07/26/15699/

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