2015 August
#bikeride #timelapse #hyperlapse #nature #park #morning
#infrared #gopro #driving #blackandwhite #ir #road #timelapse #bw
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so many speak about awakening or enlightenment, and in different terms. we each have our own perspective on our awakening as each of our awakenings will be different. we are all here with slightly different vantage-points in this experience called humanity so it only makes sense that each of our own awakenings will be unique.

so many of us try to look for external answers to so many aspects of life when the only truth can be found within. others can give you ideas or hints about the truth or speaking about their own experiences yet these may not necessarily help you. to a certain degree, they can help open you up to the idea of the possibility of this experience or state or way of being called awakening or enlightenment, though their words themselves cannot give you the actual experience or wisdom of what it is like. it’s like someone else trying to describe to you anything in this world. you can’t actually know what it is until you see it, touch it, feel it, hear it, taste it, smell it, sense it, or experience it for yourself. anyone else’s description won’t come close to the real thing. its like looking at a picture instead of going to the place shown in the picture. despite how beautiful or magnificent the image may be, no one can truly experience actually being there (let alone the whole experience of the journey to get there) just by seeing a two-dimensional image.

from an unawakened state, external teachings do help to point the way. they are like road signs or a map along your journey. though all roads go to the same place within. and by no means is this a destination, but rather a continually unfolding path. and sometimes, perhaps often in the beginning, the roads may take you in all sorts of directions. and that’s okay — there is no one perfect way of going about this journey. each experience is unique. the teachings are simply guidance to point you in the right direction inward. when you embark on that route, you’ll know or discover the rest of the way by your own direct experience of it.

coming to rely solely upon someone else’s description of awakening, god, truth, the universe, etc will not serve you. by doing so, you will have to continuously go to this external source for that experience or information. and the more you start to believe these external sources, the greater the chance that you may not be able to tune in to your own truth internally. this is why so many speak of meditation or some sort of process or exercise or breathing technique designed to take you within or into the moment. the mind analyses everything and can get quite loud for some people. learning to tune in deeply to the greater voice or feeling within yourself, beyond the mind, is where you can begin to access your own truth.

once you have discovered that voice within, your true self, you really no longer need any of the external teachings that were merely pointing the way. in fact, going back and following these external teachings may only hinder you in your own path, as by listening to or looking at something outside of yourself, it may reactivate the mind or bring about doubts of your own ability to learn from the inner teacher.

after one has awakened, one may find oneself wanting to share this brilliant experience with the world. and one may not have yet found one’s own voice or ability to do so, and may go look for these external teachings as a means to share with others. however, the further or deeper one goes on one’s own inner journey, the closer to one’s own truth one will become. when truly connecting with one’s truth, one will know clearly what one’s purpose is and how to express it with the world. if it’s related to sharing the experience of awakening, one will know how to do so in one’s own unique way. or if it’s related to a completely different manner of shining one’s own brilliant light, one will find oneself doing that.

rather than describe what the experience of awakening is, or how life will be like after awakening, or what one may encounter in the journey of awakening, simply know it will be the most transformational experience one will have in this life. awakening, and continuing to delve deeper within, can totally turn your life around and will allow you to shine forth quite brilliantly in your own unique ways. regardless of where you currently are in your life, remember to always embrace your inner journey.

Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #storm #clouds #goldenhour #dusk #nature #park #walk
Tuesday #goldenhour #storm #clouds #beach #nature #walk
Tuesday #storm #clouds #goldenhour #nature
#bikeride Tuesday #golfcourse #clouds #trees
last Sunday #driving #clouds #road
last Friday #night #gopro #stars #water #bikeride #clouds #reflection #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk #sky
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #sunset #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #goldenhour #water #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #florida
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #sunset #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #dusk #palmtrees #gopro
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #sunset #beach #water #gulf
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #goldenhour
 

tears stream down my face as i read just a couple of messages written by those whose lives have been touched by Wayne Dyer. what a beautiful being he was/is. i’m ever so grateful for having encountered his work and for how much listening to his words have helped me transform my life.

#sunset #timelapse #clouds #sky #lake #dusk #water #reflection #sun #bikeride #park #colors #cloudy #saturation #nature #beauty
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dusk #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk #water #lake
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk
#sunset last Friday #park #lake #water #nature #clouds #sky
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #nature
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #trees #park #nature
last Wednesday #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #park #nature
last Wednesday #360x180 #stereographic #projection #tunnel #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #park #nature
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #dusk
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #waves
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #waves
Tuesday #dusk #moon #palmtrees #nature #park
Tuesday #beach #water #gulf #nature #clouds #park #goldenhour #sunset
Tuesday #beach #sand
Tuesday #beach #walk #water #gulf #goldenhour
#driving Monday #clouds
last Saturday #bikeride #clouds #trees
last Friday #night #gopro #stars #water #bikeride
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #goldenhour #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
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last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #sunset #beach #water #gulf #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #goldenhour #gopro
 

i just unexpectedly saw someone post on facebook ‘oh no. is it true about Wayne Dyer???’, and then read the post from his family on his page and Reid Tracy on Hay House’s Heal Your Life page..

just yesterday afternoon i listened to the end of the Wishes Fulfilled audiobook where he read the transcript of a hypnosis session he had about a past or parallel life. i felt tears and cried a little towards the end when he described being in a cave with the light, the profound truth of love, going into the light, being god, and others not understanding. i had also recently listened to some audio recordings of his about surrendering the ego in making the shift from ambition to meaning (and the other day had felt drawn to get his audiobook Making the Shift: How to Live Your True Divine Purpose although I already had his movie with bonus disc, and some other recordings from around that time with that message). i wrote this after listening to him read about his past/parallel life and having my own feelings or realizations:

..it was as if we come here to die
our purpose is to be the light
to become one with god
and return to the divine, the presence
yet we get caught up in the details, attached
and then become fixed or stuck inside this dream

until we can learn to let go of it all
we’ll continue to live inside the illusion, the lie of reality

markmarano.com/2015/08/29/16016/

did i somehow know?? or sense that he was going to transition and leave his body?

lately i’ve been learning to let go and have even thought about shedding all aspects of my old identity that no longer serves me so i can live/create a new life full of my purpose. i’ve also been pondering what it really is. part of me feels drawn to speak, teach, and share messages of higher consciousness to help us all transform our lives and make this world a better place, and i was even thinking of listening to some of what i had recorded back in May (or reconnecting with that energy, and other past times when i’ve been more present and connected with the divine). is this a sign? i know divine guidance will take me where i’m meant to go though at the same time i know i can choose what and how i want to experience this life.

it feels like its time to let go of the old and choose to live a god-realized life and shine brilliantly. choosing to be light and radiate light, we can bring the presence to others and help heal and transform this dream or experience we call humanity. though from a higher place, does any of this really matter if it is all an illusion? in completely shedding the ego/identity, does the dream not only change but also come to an end?

[it’s funny how this is all connected and unfolds too.. shortly after i read the posts about Wayne Dyer, i felt tears and some emotion, realizing or feeling how much love he had and what he has done to help awaken consciousness in the world, and in those moments my old friend Matt texted me saying sorry to hear about him and he probably just randomly saw it like i did, just a couple hours after the initial message appeared on the internet (the post i saw was from someone i had met a couple/few years back briefly and don’t really ever see show up in my feed). and just a little while before i saw the post about his passing, someone i met earlier this year commented about the profile photo i just posted coming up in her feed as she was watched Wayne Dyer on Opray’s network, and something about it reminded me of a photo of Wayne Dyer too. perhaps unrelated, there was also a strange yellow glow in the entire sky that i noticed through my windows earlier, around the time the sun set, that only rarely happens.. must’ve been just the right combo of clouds and rain and light at the perfect time for it to happen]

..it was as if we come here to die
our purpose is to be the light
to become one with god
and return to the divine, the presence
yet we get caught up in the details, attached
and then become fixed or stuck inside this dream

until we can learn to let go of it all
we’ll continue to live inside the illusion, the lie of reality

last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds #dusk
last Saturday #sunset #sky #lake #park #dock #reflection #water #colors #nature #clouds #saturation
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk #water #lake
last Friday #sunset #sky #nature #park #clouds #dusk
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #water #lake #nature
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #nature #trees
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #water #lake #nature
last Friday #goldenhour #bikeride #trees #park #nature
last Wednesday #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #park #nature #clouds
#driving Wednesday #clouds #road
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #dusk #waves
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #waves
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #sun #sunset
Tuesday #beach #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #gulf
Tuesday #beach #walk #water #gulf #sunset #dusk
Tuesday #beach #walk #nature #water #clouds #goldenhour #park #gulf
Tuesday #sunset #water #park #nature #goldenhour #beach #gulf #clouds #sky #florida
Tuesday #beach #walk #water #gulf #goldenhour
#driving Monday #clouds #road
last Saturday #bikeride #clouds #palmtrees
last Friday #night #gopro #stars #golfcourse #water #bikeride
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk
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last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #sunset #beach #water #gulf
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #goldenhour #sunset #gopro