Letting Go


Once a man was walking through a forest thinking about his tendency to always be angry.

“I just don’t want to be angry anymore”, he kept thinking to himself.

Deeper into the forest he saw this wise sage standing by a tree – actually he had his arms wrapped around the tree.

“O great sage”, said the man, “can you help me?”  I have been plagued with anger all my life, and I just can’t stand it anymore.  Can you give me your teaching?”

“I can certainly help you”, said the sage, “but first I have to wait until this tree lets go of me.”

“But, sir”, said the man, “the tree is not holding onto you, you’re holding onto it.

The sage smiled. “That is my teaching,” he said, and let go of the tree and disappeared into the forest.

~ “Why does this keep happening to me again” by Alan Downs

Is there something that you feel you want to let go of but feel like it has a hold of you and therefore you think you are not able to let go?


No Expectations

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

~ The Ninth Beatitude – Alexander Pope, 1688–1744


When I can lower my expectations it is so much easier to stay in equanimity (composure, calmness, poise, self-control, level headed).

It can be very difficult to welcome each day with “no” expectations, but it is one of the many things that can create a loving and full life experience.

When I do not have any expectations I am always in a state of gratefulness and a state of grace, then everything that I experience is like a miracle.

If I live my life with expectations I will always be disappointed.  Life and people are never what I expect them to be.

How can anyone or anything meet my personal and preconceived expectations?  This is not possible.

If I approach life and people through the filter of my expectations I have entered a delusional state of mind that believes life and people “should” be something different from what they/it actually is.  This puts me into judgment and when I am in judgment I lose respect for anything that I am judging.  Reverence for life and people cannot exist if I expect it/them to meet my expectations.

So, if I am feeling disappointed by life, by people, I have to do a reality check and ask myself what were my expectations?  What story did I make up in my mind that life and people are not complying with?

My preference is to be surprised by life and people, it is soooo much easier and life is so full when I have no idea what is about to unfold.

“To find your life’s purpose, have no judgments about your life, no expectations and give up the need to know what happens tomorrow.”

~ Caroline Myss

“When you meet life with an open heart and no agenda you can never be disappointed.”

~ Panache Desai 

Pineal Gland: The Transcendental Gateway

The Pineal gland is a little organ situated between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, in the exact center of the brain, and has long been thought to have been a vestigial remnant of a once larger section of the brain. The common perception is that the Pineal gland is an evolutionary leftover just like the appendix, but contrary to Western science and medicine, the Pineal Gland is the Master gland. The Pineal Gland is your 3rd eye or Seat of Clairvoyance (the power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses). It is also known as the Eye of Ra or Heru (God). It allows you to commune with the Creator and with positive force spirits in other dimensions.

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Matthew 6:22).

Jesus is not talking about the two eyes that you see the physical world with. Rather, he is talking about your Pineal gland, or what ancient cultures called the “third eye!” Jesus refers to this as a single eye because the pineal gland would not have a left and right hemisphere like your brain.

Meditation has a profound effect on consciousness, and I believe it is one method that can energetically awaken the pineal gland, or your third eye.

Your pineal gland could be a doorway to a higher state of consciousness. This does not mean that the physical you goes anywhere, but rather, the higher you is realized by a spiritual experience where your pineal gland is awakened.

A pineal gland that is “full of light” is representative of an extraordinary spiritual experience, where we transcend consciousness on the physical plane and merge with God on the spiritual plane. The pineal gland has more to do with the seat of the soul and consciousness than the actual brain, and thus, this type of experience with the pineal gland could expand your consciousness.

It is an interesting coincidence that the Biblical Jacob saw God face to face on the island of Pe-ni-el and his life was preserved.

“So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”  ~Genesis 32:30

This occurs after he climbs the (chakraic) ladder through the three lower chakras, and sees God with angels at the top (seventh chakra: seat of Christ consciousness).

Jacob’s ladder signifies the ultimate connection between God and man and Heaven and Earth

Could our spine be our individual Jacob’s Ladder and the Seven Chakras be the steps to climb to awaken to Christ Consciousness?