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I see that we must have duality in this world. Everything in the world has an opposite, and so I see that as Law, or Absolute.

But this quickly changes the game on me. All those bumper stickers about “World Peace”, and all those ideas about finding a solution to homelessness, or any kind of idea of any “perfect” situation just goes out the window. John Lennon sang of perfection in his song “Imagine”, and it is, I must admit, a beautiful ideal.

There are a lot of people in the spiritual communities who are very much into the idea of “saving the world”.

It’s just another ego trip. This is just something that you are doing to feel better about yourself. Yes it is “positive” as opposed to putting someone down in order to feel better about yourself, but still… You are just trying to feel better about yourself. It’s like the Rambo movie, with all the same drama.

“Look at me! I’m “Peace Man!”

Okay, well this is at first a little depressing I know. But I’m not here to depress you. I’m here because someone is going to read this and “get it”. This is going to make a positive change in someone. Possible in a lot of people. And I’m not doing this to save you or the world either. I don’t need to feel better about myself. I don’t need to feel better about you either.

If we must have both “good” and “bad”, if this is how the world is and it is Law or Absolute, then this also negates both of these ideas. If you need one in order to have the other, then both are necessary to the process. This means that “good” is not really “good” and “bad” is not really “bad”. If you can’t have one without the other, then are they not one in the same?

Do you see?

So you stop seeing things as “good” or “bad”. Things just are. And trust me, this has put me through a lot of changes, and forced me to ask myself questions that I didn’t even know existed. Well, actually it is the same old questions, but my answers are very different now, because my perception of the world is very different now.

The answers?

I am not the body or the mind. I am not what you see. I am SPIRIT. Pure Awareness. I AM awake and I am ready! And I do not have the need to create a false sense of superiority. I know I’m not going to “save the world” or wipe out homelessness. It is no use. Impossible.

But what I also know is that I am to make a difference in someone’s life today. As an awakened SPIRIT, I can decide what I want to do. I can decide what my purpose is. And my purpose is not to “save the world” but to maybe help one person. Maybe not to end homelessness, but to feed a hungry person and make them laugh. When you think something bad has happened, I understand. But I also see that whatever has happened is only a necessary part of the process. I can be strong and sit with you. And most importantly, I can love you. I can be understanding.

As I let go of and detach from the idea of “good” and “bad”, I am less and less affected by the outer world around me. And so much of the time I can remain in a calm and centered place, or what the Buddha called “The Middle Way”. (at least I think that’s what he meant)

You may ask me now, “Kyle, if there is no “good” or “bad” then what is your point? You want to help people, which is “good”, and you just told me that there is no “good”.

But I did not say that we don’t experience “good” and “bad” or that these don’t exist. What I am saying is that they are one in the same.

The “Middle Way” is neither. It is emotional balance. It feels the kind of “good” that has no opposite. The mystics call it “Joy” or sometimes even “bliss”.

So the idea is to get off the see-saw or the emotional roller coaster. The idea is to stop falling for it. The idea is to actually not be controlled by the outer world, but to control your self. The idea is to wake up and realize who and what you truly are.

This means that if you want to change the world, you must start with changing yourself. Any time I meet someone who is feverishly trying to change something in the world, no matter if it is for a “good” cause or a “bad” cause, this simply lets me know that they are not wanting to look within themselves.

At some point we come to see the “good” and the “bad” as…… ONE.

kyle_ssi_006Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and holistic health practitioner who works with clients all over the world via phone and Skype, or in his office in Savannah Georgia. Call 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us

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Less Fear and More Love!

I had been playing music around Atlanta for about a year and a half. Having played guitar since early childhood, it was simply a matter of me learning and getting used to singing.

It started with going to a weekly open mic at the old Midtown Music Hall, and soon I was going to other weekly open mic’s, making friends, and there developed this group of us “open mic folks” who hung out and played our songs for each other. There was an open mic to choose from on any night of the week in Atlanta, and soon I became very engrossed in this activity of writing songs and then taking them out and playing them. The typical open mic was crowded with people, and each person who signed up would get “3 songs or fifteen minutes” of fame.

The next thing I knew someone said to me, “Hey Kyle we are doing a songwriter’s in the round gig at “Eat Your Vegetables” (which later became the Vortex in Little Five Points) and we need a third guy if you are interested!”

A real gig? Playing my own original music? I vaguely remember his voice through the fog saying, “It doesn’t pay much but we can put out a tip jar and you can sell cd’s if you have any.”

Of course my answer was “yes” and of course I was already on the path, and of course, at the time I didn’t know it.

For another year or so I would work all day, and then go out to either an open mic or a gig every night. Sometimes I’d sit on my bed playing guitar and I would wonder, “What in the world am I going to do with my life?” I’ve told the story of my self-realization a million times. When it finally dawned on me who and what I truly am, that I was going to be a musician, I was already doing it. I called a friend and told him, and he said, “Uh, I thought you knew that already?”

I was the last one to know.

But not this time. This time I see very clearly what I am already doing. I see very clearly what I already am. I see things evolving, and though I am not yet sure of how they will evolve, I know that they are evolving.

Just the other day while having lunch with my brother Micheal Elliot, he made some statements that are still reverberating loudly in my head; “Everything I’ve ever done has always made a lot of money, but money was never my motive.” he said.

This rang so loudly in my mind because of the fact that I’ve always lived from day to day and week to week. I’ve always existed on the lower level of the financial rung. And I want to stop. There is a wife and a daughter now. There is a house and a yard now. Though I seem very calm on the surface, there is at times the most unbearable pressure underneath. This pressure causes me to focus on what I perceive myself as not having, which is money.

And then I am operating our of fear, instead of love.

So thank you Micheal for that message. We spoke many words over lunch, but those were the words that mattered.

Let us at all times and in all of our endeavor’s, ask ourselves, “Am I acting out of fear or out of love?” And let us know that at our core, we are pure Love. Let us go through the process of transitioning ourselves from a world of fear to the world of Love(Heaven).

This time as things continue to unfold, I will not be surprised and things won’t be unexpected. This time I will be very clear about my intentions and motives. And this time it is going to be about less fear and more love!

kyle_ssi_008Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and holistic health practitioner living in Savannah Georgia. Schedule your phone, Skype, or in-office session 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us

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Looking For A Reason

This has been an eventful summer for people in my “general vicinity”. How to say this? Lots of difficult situations have happened to friends of friends.

Maybe it is just because I’m older now, or it could just be that Facebook has me daily connected to so very many people. But … it has been an eventful summer, we’ve lost some people, and so there are a lot of people still with us, who are hurting.

There are accidents, there are incidents, then there are those who are “too young”, that turn out to not be too young. There is no explaining that I can do. There is no one solid answer that I can give you either. In my experience and observation, when we lose someone, even if it is expected, it is just like getting hit really hard in the head.

The best thing to do is to just sit down. And the best thing for us to do in support of others is simply to be there and sit with them. Somehow people get taken care of. Somehow people go on. Somehow things slowly come back together in a new and different way.

Recently I took a class in metaphysics while spending a week at Unity Village. The class was taught by a man by the name of Paul Hasselbeck, who was at one time the Dean of the Seminary there, and is also the author of several books. Mr. Hasselbeck walked in to class one day and with one sentence, turned me inside out.

“I cannot really tell you that there is a reason for everything in the Universe, but I can tell you that you can bring reason to everything in the Universe.”

Now personally, in my perception of the Universe, there is no doubt a reason for everything. This has to be all-inclusive, it has to encompass all of the “good”, as well as all of the “bad” things that we experience. I have actually gotten to a place where I have answers. I have reasons. I know what resonates with me. I know what doesn’t feel so right, and I know what does.

But this is the question of all questions, and so many people are asking it; “Why do these bad things happen?”

The trick is that no other human being can answer the question for you.

My goal is often to introduce new ideas to people. I make up different scenario’s. I ask a lot of questions. I try and help people piece together a trail that leads them to understanding. A reason.

And this is what Mr. Hasselbeck explained so eloquently, that honestly, I had never really gotten before.

You see, I was the one who talked to people, who meditated, who read hundreds of books, and who went searching for an answer. I wanted to know the reason. In my searching, there were several different teacher’s and teachings, and books, that greatly resonated with me. Out of these, what developed was an understanding. What developed with that understanding, was that I then knew the reason. But, I had to be the one to bring the reason to the Universe.

I had to be the one to seek and find an understanding of the world, that made sense to me. The beauty of this, and I mean beauty, is that I may be totally wrong and it doesn’t even matter! It makes sense to me, and that is all that matters. My reasoning may not help you one bit.

But your reasoning can. Your reasoning will. We have to look at our own selves and ask these toughest of tough questions. We have to seek within, because that is where the answers lay. Once I started seeking and truly demanding to know, well… someone would walk up and say to me, “You have got to read this book!” and hand me a book. There have been times when I have had people walk up to me and just start answering my question without me ever even asking them. (or knowing them for that matter)

I will sit with you. I will talk with you. I will pray with you. I will ask you lots of questions. I will ask you to repeat yourself. I will do anything I can to assist you. But we each must discover what makes sense to us.

Now that all my questions are answered, does it still hurt? Yes, but in a very different way. For one thing, I don’t even glance at things that have nothing to do with me. I used to waste a lot of energy on things that I had no control over, and things that I saw on CNN that were a world away and all I could honestly do was bark my false sense of superiority.

The other big difference that I notice, is that when I do hurt, it is a “letting go” hurt, rather than a “holding on to” hurt.

Think about it. Come up with a story. Come up with an idea. Come up with an understanding of why the world works the way it does. Bring the reason. If it makes sense to you, if it resonates with you, then that is all that matters.

You deserve an answer to your question, and the only one who can answer it is you.

kyle_ssi_002 3Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and holistic health practitioner living in Savannah Georgia. To set up your phone, Skype, or in-office session, call 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us

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How Easy Can It Be?

IMG_2569Getting used to life with no stress, anxiety, and drama can be a bit boring at first. It can also be that we are grieving our old way of living. I mean, we have been controlling the entire world, or trying to. Now we have let go of what we used to spend most of our energy on.

What we know and have known feels normal. What is new does not. It feels strange. It doesn’t seem as if it fits. Often, people tell me that “It feels like I just don’t care”. And I know that feeling well. It was so strange to look at a situation that I could do absolutely nothing about, and honestly just delete it.

You can really do it, even though it may seem impossible. It takes work, it takes practice, it takes trial and error, but it can be done. Frequently I see two different people who are going through a very similar situation, but their responses are very different. One person may be just fine, almost as if nothing is really happening, while another person may be overcome with stress and anxiety to the point of shutting down.

This plainly tells us that we manufacture our own stress and anxiety, and that means that we can learn to stop doing that.

So now what?

It gets easier. You get used to it, and though you will most likely go through a period of feeling “bored” or as if you don’t care, this will pass and you will soon find yourself immersed and busier than you ever imagined. And without all the stress and drama.

Why? Because your time and attention and energy are going to be on things that you can do something about. You are going to have a plan with simple easy steps to follow.

Instead of hating my life, I began to wake up thinking, “Hey, maybe this isn’t so bad after all!” Instead of waking up in dread, I began to wake up with a little excitement. Now it didn’t feel as if I was just being dragged by the horse anymore. I found myself looking forward to things again. There is more to life than what I had previously thought. There is so much more than what I used to be aware of.

And yes, it can be very easy.

Spiritual healer and holistic health practitioner Kyle Shiver works with people via phone/Skype, or in his office in Savannah Georgia. To schedule your appointment, call 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us

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Claim Your Power!

elephany kilimanjaroPower isn’t something that is outside of you. It isn’t off in some distant place. Power isn’t something you have to beg and plead with, or something you have to bargain with. Power is not something that perhaps I have more of than you do.

But yes, there are people who are aware of their power, who claim their power and also do things to enhance their power. And there are those who have no clue.

I used to have absolutely no clue, and so I can easily identify with people who don’t know their power. I used to feel helpless. I used to be a victim, though I might have attacked you if you had confronted me with this fact. I used to not know what to do. I used to feel stuck. It wasn’t until I came to a crossroads, or a “bottom”, that I had to make a decision.

Do you want to go that way? Or do you want to go this way?

Unfortunately, you must go one way or the other. There is no sitting around here. At that particular time in my life, I knew how to be broken. I knew how to give in. I knew how to fall down. I knew how to say, “Oh well, we are just gonna die anyway so what does it matter?” I knew all that well.

But I had to be taught how to put things back together. I had to learn how to not give in and instead, find a way to hold my ground. I had to learn how to stand up and when I couldn’t, then I learned to find someone to lean on. Most importantly I learned that in my deepest inner self, I just cannot resonate with the idea that life is meaningless. That does not make sense to me.

I’ve read many accounts from doctors and scientists and psychiatrists, and all kinds of people, who say that “some people have a strong will to live, while other people don’t.” I have seen this with my own two eyes more than once. Come to think about it, I see it all the time. I see people all the time, and I can see pretty easily their “will to live”. I have seen people overcome absolutely most incredible feats, by using their will to live.

Regular readers may know of my friend who was in the motorcycle accident a few months ago. Well, the other day I went to see him, and he was standing outside on the curb waiting for me. It was so surreal. It was like a beautiful dream. The doctors hadn’t really wanted to take him, because they knew, and said as much, that “He could go either way.” A few months ago, his brain had been swelled up like a basketball and his head deformed. Now, here he was, staring on the curb with his arms out, waiting for a hug from me. He said, “God is good buddy, and God ain’t through with me yet.”

Most people who sustain injuries such as his, don’t make it. If they do, it is a lot more difficult and takes a lot more time. “I’ve been walking three miles a day, and in six months I’m going to be running again.” he told me. I just sat there in amazement at his zest for life, his spunk, his Spirit, his determination, and I know he isn’t kidding about running again.

He has claimed his power, even in the most terrible circumstances, and he will be running in no time, I assure you.

It is amazing to watch people who have claimed their power. Their determination is not a struggle. They don’t worry at all. There is no hardness to them. They will not laugh at or roll their eyes, or ridicule anyone for any reason. When I am around people like this, I just know that they know. And the power of their life force is beyond description.

My message for us today, for myself as well as for you, is that we do not have to wait until unfortunate circumstances come along to claim our power. We don’t have to wait for something to break, or for an accident, we can claim our power right now in this moment. I invite myself and you to answer the questions; “What is the meaning of my life?” “What is my purpose?” “What is really important to me?” “Who are the people who matter?”

And let’s not wait around for the answers to mysteriously come to us. Let’s claim what we know right now today. Let’s know that we are never going to be anything that isn’t already inside of us. The power is within us. Everything is within us.

Recently, one of my mentors told me in a very loving way, “Please don’t put me on a pedestal because whatever you see or experience coming from me, has to be in you!”

Today, I am going to claim it.

kyle_ssi_002 3Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and inspirational speaker, currently residing in Savannah Georgia. You can work with Kyle via phone or Skype(Kyle works with people all over the world!), or in-office. Call 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us

 

 

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I Had a “Moment”

Today is my daughter’s first day of first grade and I’m a mess.

I had the honor of walking her into the classroom, and that went according to plan, but then daddy lost it a little. At least it was long after leaving school property and out of sight of my daughter, who already wants to look cool in front of the other kids.

My poor wife made an attempt to talk to me or console me, but there’s no consoling me right now. A mess is a mess.

What I notice though, is that I think I should be a mess. It is okay to be a mess. It is perfectly okay to feel this way and to cry and to be maybe a little touchy.

You would be surprised at how often I hear people say, “I know I shouldn’t be so upset”, or “I know I shouldn’t feel this way”, or “I know I should be able to handle things and be stronger”.  And maybe this is where we repress our feelings. When we think that we shouldn’t feel the way we feel, we try not to. We try to put on a mask and not show how we feel, and maybe this is exactly how the bag we carry around gets over-filled.

Allow yourself to be you.

Then we keep letting go and moving forward!Lily 1st grade

 

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How Far Does “Mind Over Matter” Go?

I recently found myself having an conversation with my dad that somehow fell into the idea’s of spiritual healing and meditation.

My dad has always used a technique that we healers call “mirror work”, which is basically using positive affirmations while looking into your eyes in a mirror. He has always said to me, “Boy, every morning when I wake up I look myself in the mirror and say, “Ray I love you and we are gonna have a great day today!” I know also that he has his own way of meditating, or “going to my special place”, because he has talked with me a little bit about that before too.

Having grown up in a very rough mill village, he has had his share of challenges in life. Like most of us, he has had some demons outside of him to deal with, as well as a demon or two on the inside. He has done well for himself through the years, and I try to never under-estimate him. He’ll surprise you if you do that.

He told me about a guy he knew years ago, who could clear his mind and go into sort of a “trance” or “self-hypnosis”. This guy could mentally communicate with people, or “give people feelings” and my dad seemed as if he had been pretty impressed with this guy.

Then he told me that he’d met my mother for the first time at a carnival, and that my mother was with a group who had a chaperone’. “So we really didn’t get to talk much” he said. But a few weeks later, he was at a high school football game and he was walking the sidelines, engrossed in the game, when suddenly he felt something on the back of his neck. “Boy, I turned around and looked up in the stands behind me and there was your mama staring right dead at me!”

I guess that like the man my dad told me about, my mother can get your attention too, if she so desires.

My dad did indeed agree that our mental and emotional state has a direct effect on our physical health. In fact, he wasn’t agreeing with me, he said it his own self. “But”, he said, “Mind over matter will only get you so far, and then that’s it.”

I agree with him on that point. How can I not, when we have yet to accomplish it? I guess in that regard, when we figure out how to mentally enter the Universal Conscious and pull down the winning power ball numbers, or when we use our minds to re-generate our bodies and we don’t die, then I would change my mind.

But not so fast!

While seeing the seeming limits of “Mind Over Matter”, I also see what great things we are capable of, once we know how to use the mind. Not only in myself, but in people all around me, I see that we are stronger than we think. We can do more and go further than we think. Especially as I become a part of a group of people who are all supporting each other and working together, this becomes more and more apparent. We can grow, we can change, we can accomplish our goals, deal with our demons, and as in cases like myself, get to experience life as I never imagined it.

I have used “Mind Over Matter” and it has worked to improve my life in numerous ways. So … I shall continue to use it until that day when it seemingly doesn’t work anymore.

kyle_ssi_009Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and inspirational speaker, currently residing in Savannah Georgia. To schedule your phone/Skype or in-office session, OR to invite Kyle to your metaphysical church or yoga center, please call 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us

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This Is Perfect!

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My personal space was invaded last night by a flood of water.

Oh how it rained here on Wilmington Island, and it rained and rained. Our garage typically has water seep beneath the door, and we typically just sweep it out. But this was a whole different ballgame.

The water from a bad rain usually doesn’t come in very far, but last night I saw that it was all the way back beneath my office chair. I went into action, unplugging things, putting guitars and whatever I could, up on the couch or stacked on tables.

I opened the garage door to sweep out the water, and instead of sweeping the water out, I stood there in shock as a river flowed in.

I wasn’t really expecting all that.

In any case, this was my opportunity to do the drill where you figure out your priorities “right now”. A lot of stuff got wet and ruined, but all the pertinent stuff was saved. (I think, anyway) The bins that we keep our recycling in began floating down the driveway. Lots of sticks and pine straw and dirt came in, while discarded post-it notes and other little odds and ends floated out.

So I chased down the recycling bins and shut the door.

I went through the house and out to the front porch, where we have a small area that is covered, and a little chair that we never sit in. And there I sat, though the chair was in three or four inches of water, enjoying the lake in my front yard. I reasoned that there wasn’t much I could do about it, as the rain was still falling relentlessly. I reasoned that if and when the water entered the house, I’d turn off the electricity and wake everyone up.

Luckily, that didn’t happen.

The rain finally slowed down for a while and then stopped. The neighborhood drain system eventually caught up. By 6 a.m. the water had receded (mostly) out of our yard and yes, out of the garage.

The down side of it all is that Heather and I have never had our hands more full. We have both been busy as all get out all summer, and we have just a few more days, that we were planning on enjoying with Lily, before she starts first grade. In other words, I am not looking for things to do. Especially not looking for a garage that I have to take everything out of, rearrange, cart things off to the dump, etc…

Now for the up-side; When I saw the flood of water coming in, I basically was cool as a cucumber. I surrendered. I calmly sat on the front porch awaiting what would happen next and planning what I would do if necessary. Then when the water began to recede, I felt very luck and very grateful that the house its self hadn’t taken on water. That would really really not be fun, and honestly, that happens to people somewhere in the world every day.

I didn’t panic. I didn’t get anxiety and start yelling and freaking out. At one point I actually wished for some fishing gear. After all, it isn’t every day a guy has a chance to fish in a lake that is just outside his front door!

That’s right. I was grateful, and even saw some humor.

I stayed up all night and let Heather sleep in. Lily and I took a walk with our new puppy CoCo, beneath a beautiful morning sky. Maximus the cat and his friend from down the street who’s name is “Socks” joined us on the walk. Lily waded through every puddle she could find, and the puddles were a plenty.

As we walked along, I couldn’t help but think to myself; “This is Perfect!”

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Oneness Consciousness (part two: “What is God?”)

Here is an idea to contemplate: What if “God” made everything and then sat down and hasn’t done anything since?

For those of us with very deep embedded ideas of God as an entity in the sky, this is quite a stretch I know, but please remember that we are “just looking”. I am not one of those people who sit behind a desk or a pulpit and bang the gavel saying, “This is the way and the ONLY way!” I simply invite you, if you wish to contemplate an idea.

And this was a very new idea for me. It had come up in various ways a few times when someone would use the example that “electricity was possible the entire time, it is just that we hadn’t developed in to it yet” or “Flying was possible during the times of Jesus, except for the fact that man had not evolved in to flying yet.” It seems to me that every possibility has always been.

This leaves me wondering about what possibilities there are right now that we don’t know about, or that we haven’t yet evolved into yet.

So back to the idea that God made everything and then stopped. He hasn’t lifted a finger since and He isn’t going to. It doesn’t matter how He feels or what He thinks, what he made is made and set into motion. So therefore, weather He is there or not, would have no effect on anything whatsoever.

You could easily, as many have done, make the decision that “There is no God”.

I know many who have come to this conclusion, and we know these people as “Atheist”.

There are many more people that I know though, who want to “know God” better, to have a relationship with “God”. It seems to me that what all people want in general, is… we want what we want.

And there is nothing wrong with that! We want a better life. We want more success. We want our basic needs to be met and then we want to go on vacation too. (Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica for me!!!) We want world peace, we want to figure out what to do with the homeless, we want a good education for our children,… for the most part, what we want is fine and good and certainly understandable.

So what we really want to know is how to get what we want.

That means that a “God” who made everything and then sat down, is useless. And what we need is something that is useful. Something that we can use. What we need is to have a clear understanding of what we need to do in order to get what we want. We need a system we can use. We need something that will work for us.

And what we have discovered is that we already have this system!

The Universal Laws are nothing new. They are pretty much described and layed out for us in the bible, and in most other world scripture as well. The Laws are all very simple and easily understood; You must give in order to receive, you are forgiven as you forgive, and these ideas fall neatly in to “Love Thy Neighbor” don’t they?

But the funny thing is, that myself included, we can wonder why things aren’t working out for us. For instance, we want a “healthy relationship”, and so we fall in love with a crack addict who is a prostitute. (Yes I actually did that once) (well, I maybe have done that more than once)

Think of it like this; You want a number four, so you get a three and a seven and you add them up and you keep coming up with a ten. But a ten is not what you want, you want a four. As it turns out, mathematics is an unchanging principal, just like the Universal Laws I speak of. If you want to get a four, you will need a two and a two, or a three and a one, and then you will automatically have the four. And there is no question.

At this point in our contemplation, we have a “God” who has created all things, including Universal Laws, or certain “principals”, and then sat down and will go no further. This puts the ball in my court, so to speak. This puts everything on the individual. What I finally had to do was to take a good look at myself. I had to ask myself, “Where are you not in line with principal?” “What Universal Laws are you going against?” “Are you attempting to get a four, by adding together a three and a seven?”

Whenever things aren’t working out in my life, it is because I am going against the grain of a Universal Law. Simple as that.

So nearing the close of this blog, we encounter the original question, “What is “God”? Well, “God” is to you what it is. He, she, Father Sky, Mother Earth, … to me the idea of “God” is a very personal thing, and I imagine that there are as many idea’s of what “God” is, as there are people. And let’s not forget those who don’t bring “God” in to the equation.

To me personally, when I use the word “God”, I mean “Principal” or “Universal Law”, or what Taoists call “The Way”. It is useful. It never changes or goes anywhere. All people and all things in the Universe are subject to it. I can flow with it to get what I want, or I can flow against it and get what I don’t want.

What does this have to do with “Oneness Consciousness”? A lot. Principal, or the Universal Laws, are your Truth, no matter what you believe or don’t believe. It doesn’t matter what color you are, or which political party you belong to. It doesn’t matter what country you are from. We are all people. We are all alive. We all live in a Universe that operates according to certain Law’s. We are ONE.

kyle_ssi_009Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and inspirational speaker who lives in Savannah Georgia. Kyle works with clients from all over via phone/Skype or in-office in Savannah. Call 912-495-8520 or e-mail kyle@thespiritcenter.us to schedule your appointment today!

 

 

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A Reflection of Self

SPIRIT painting 4-14What if when I look out at the world, I can only see my self?

What if when I criticize others, when I judge harshly, or when I speak or act in a “holier than thou” way, it turns out that I am talking about my self?

What if I am simply trying to somehow feel better about my self. What if I am using you, or something I’ve seen on the news, to help me create a false sense of superiority?

If you say it isn’t true, then it isn’t true. If you think it is a far-fetched silly idea, then it is.

But for me, it is right on the money.

I can be judgmental with the best of them. I can criticize too. And yes, I can take on a “holier than thou” attitude in a split second if I’m not very careful. The thing is though, is that when I participate in these behavior’s, it doesn’t really feel good. I don’t feel good inside.

Usually when being judgmental, criticizing, or being “holier than thou”, I am angry.

If I am having an issue with an individual, or with several, or with a place or society in general, it is always me that is the problem. The truth is that when I am feeling good and secure in myself, I just don’t have problems with people. That doesn’t mean that I don’t use my good judgement(which is very different than being judgmental) either. It just means that for example, I witness someone being dishonest, then I just don’t get involved with them.

But I don’t have a problem with them, unless I have a problem with me.

The second I start trying to “make you understand”, I know exactly what is going on, and what is going on is that I am not feeling very good about myself.

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