We are constantly fluttering, Becoming dumbfound We listen to voices with no sound Dream resolution in delusion Speak words of confusion All the while, tasting bitter feelings of collusion.
We oscillate, palpitate and fluctuate Totally ignore and subordinate the beauty of the butterfly Misunderstanding the need to identify With that character to comprehend The butterfly is not pretend, And does help us to ascend.
As dangerous flutters abound We fear the butterfly cannot withstand the pain Believing it is foreordain That we are set apart Opposites, an unsubstantial counterpart Like a shadow with no heart.
within light still burns Smell a whisper of roses, sweet Faint movement and beat
Do I dream, now?
Do I begin to feel?
Am I awakening? Hope.
Is that gentle love that I feel?
With Light and Love, Portia SLB
“In the darkest hours of your life, when the stress of circumstance is at its crisis you have a Light to guide you and a Strength to help you support the burden. Universal Life Energy, that wonderful Power vouchsafed to Mankind, is always ready at hand to answer your call, an Ever Present Help in time of trouble, an Ally never loath to come at your summons and lend Its invincible Strength to fight and win all life’s battles.”
Eugene Fersen, The Fundamental Principles of Science of Being, page 406.
Your reflection is rippled and distorted in the human mind, yet your Higher Self knows
You dance on water, You float on air!
You are a gentle soul that unfolds petal, by 1,000 petals
so that your tender heart is disclosed.
You are a friend, then foe, then Friend exposed. You are a jewel in the silence, a Light like the sun.
You are ‘I am’ and part of ‘I AM ONE.’
In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB
“The Past cannot be changed; we have to take it as it is. But our Future is completely in our hands, and, if we start the right causes, should never occasion us any worry, as it will take care of itself because of the Law of Cause and Effect.”
We are born and play through our youth And come to taste the pain of growing up. In our middle years we more than make up for the time we wasted, So we think, by striking at everything in sight. We taste the wine, hear the song, smell the burn of fear. We walk the walk how we are taught, And forget how to be a natural friend. Finally we tire of the game and begin to feel that there’s something wrong And turn within to face the charges made about us.
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We die we think, yet come to comprehend We choose to live and die forgetting again. Each time I come face to face with You And look in your eyes that are more than a window to the mind; They are a window to the soul – yours and mine. I come to know You. You are strong, you are wise, you are true in heart. You are beautiful, so am I and everyone else, If we are aware of it or not. I come to know this intrepid spirit of You, You are so good at heart.
This is True. Love and Light, PortiaSLB
“Subconsciousness is in the process of continual dying, but it is also being continually reborn. It would like to die, but cannot do it. Subconsciousness seems to be our friend, but it is our worst enemy. Fear is its most subtle and powerful weapon, because it causes us to contract. Truth, the tool of the Superconsciousness, is its worst enemy.”
Eugene Fersen, Aphorisms of The Lightbearer, page 164.
The stage is dank and dark
The players desires rocket unforgiving flare
Forgetting the relevant line,
'Pride goes before a fall.'
They shout, 'I am holier-than-thou!'
While not even knowing
How things are truly going
Concern for self-gain
Sees the world as depriving
Blind to hearts' courage endowing.
Willingness to let go
No longer the victim
A sense of inner power becomes dictum
Championing of causes when allowing.
Many believe that pride is a ‘good’ quality and …
Though pride may seem supportive of us initially, pride blocks our expansion and is damaging. It lacks love and blocks us from freedom, happiness and our True Self. But, we have been programmed and conditioned to falsely identify with pride, feeling obligated to defend our positions, beliefs, and possessions. Yet there are ways to rise above it and regain our peace of mind.
To release pride …
It helps to realize how it works and how it gains a foothold of self-righteousness in us. Pride is a conditioned emotion based in the past ….. most likely when we were young and naive. And we tend to envisage this conditioning of pride into our decisions and choices without being conscious of it!
Pride displays defensiveness which implies fear and doubt that the object of pride is not strong enough to stand on its own merit and is open to question. A very prideful person, religious group or social movement is locked into a position or belief by fear, making it very difficult to advance or admit a mistake!
Focus may be on what is believed to be missing, with energies of disappointment, resentment, even anger and hatred, attracting more of the same energies. Anger, fear and hatred makes the prideful person feel that they are entitled to act-out, protest, become violent and even kill or maim those that don’t agree. And this also makes them vulnerable to counter-attack!
When we love and appreciate ourselves, a social movement or religion, the opinion of others has no power over us. We no longer need to be right. We recognize our self-worth and Inner joy arises because of love and enjoyment.
We acknowledge any intrinsic problems as works in progress. And this invokes attitudes that problems can be worked out satisfactorily with the world.
So how do we let go?
Pride is a label …. nothing real ….. an illusion and tool of the subconscious ego to continue its control. It helps to remember that nothing has any meaning other than what we give to it! And it makes it easy to let go since it was an illusion to begin with.
Peace of mind naturally rises within us, because there is nothing to defend or be angry about. Each time we recognize pride and get ahead of it, it’s easier to release.
Release is a process of surrender …
We can give pride new meaning ….. and that is by viewing it as an opportunity to learn and grow ….. to surrender to Unconditional Love ….. and regain our peace of mind. We can reclaim our freedom from the burden of defensiveness, blame, arrogance, anger, vulnerability, fear and smug self-righteousness.
Attract what we want!
Our emotions are creative energies and with practice we can achieve our goals harmoniously by picturing them lovingly and allowing them, according to Universal Law rather than by our personal will.
We can deliberately create by deliberately choosing uplifting thoughts and emotions like appreciation, gratitude, optimism, compassion and Love. And with these energies we attract through the Law of Attraction and Love the necessary conditions and opportunities for success.
The greatest gift we can give ourselves is recognition and release of harmful attitudes like pridefulness, fear and self-righteousness ….. and surrender to Unconditional Love. This is surrender to Source, Universal Life Energy and allowing our True Self to Be.
In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB
“Every positive quality is the potential victim of this creeping poison [fear], which sows hatred, jealousy, distrust, anger, disease – every wrong and destructive element there is, physical, mental and emotional – in order to bar you from those things that you want and to bring into your life those things that you do no want.”
Eugene Fersen, Lesson 12 in 27 Lessons in Science of Being, page 260.
For more consider:
Recognize, Release and Surrender
One of the easiest ways to recognize pride within our own selves is to observe our thoughts when interacting with others.
As discussed in the pervious entry, we want to get to the bottom of the emotion that causes all the prideful thinking and struggle of defensiveness ….. by recognition, release and surrender.
To begin recognition: Take a deep breathe, relax, go silent and make the Mental Contact with Universal Life Energy first. …..
There upon his finger sat a butterfly. Then a sudden Silence came upon him and
He could see the pillows of iridescent colors of its wings that danced in the sunshine.
It was a dance of Light intertwined with rich colors of Harmony.
There were visions of its transmutation from a hungry, short sighted, crawling creature then
Death as a caterpillar, to the freedom and flight of the exquisite being it is now.
In that silence his heart swelled up with appreciation of such a wondrous creature that
He could feel his self-striving to fulfill the universal destiny of all souls to
Dance in the rich colors of Harmony.
Our soul guides us in ways to construct happiness in our life, yet we are not normally conscious of our inner powers that shape the world. While we may feel “fine,” it keeps us stuck in a recycling hellish condition, circling over and over with the same thoughts and habits.
When we awaken to the greater qualities of our soul and unique character we rise to greater heights. And we naturally attract what is needed for our freedom, success and happiness in the earthly plane.
Looking to be conscious of and manifest your soul, lifting yourself out of feeling just “fine?” Consider:
In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB
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“Mind alone, with its human tool of Will Power is not sufficient to push your Soul’s Individuality into expression…A greater Power, One which pervades all Planes equally and unites them through Its own Force of Attraction, is required.”
Eugene Fersen, The Fundamental Principles of Science of Being, pages 313-4.
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You can read a person like a book when you pay attention. And even if you aren’t paying attention you read them on some level. Every now and again you can find momentous Love in their hearts. That Love which is perfectly aligned with their Spiritual Being.
And you can learn from them what you need to learn. That Love that comes into view can move your own heart and you can see a reflection of yourself in their eyes. It can stir you to go on an inner journey, awakening your deep desire to know your own Self.
Love is the catalyst. Love starts your journey pulling and energetically awakening spiritual awareness. With both Love and awareness you move from here to there, making progress on your path when the time is right.
The twists and turns, the challenges, the people in your life are your responsibilities, your opportunities for a glimpse of the sacred within. They are accelerants for knowing your Real Self.
When I look at you, you tell many things:
Happy things, disgusting things
Funny things, sad things
Baby things, grownup things,
New things, private things,
And the Best thing!
With Light and Love, PortiaSLB
“The more we reflect Love, the more we are in tune with It.”
Eugene Fersen, Advanced Teachings In Science of Being, Volume I, page 13.
We live in a rapidly changing, interactive world, but we are afraid of being hurt. We’re afraid of being left out, disrespected, ridiculed, abused or betrayed so we try to protect ourselves by being emotionally guarded, defensive, reclusive, aggressive, angry, complaining, dishonest, or by running away.
But this creates conflict and distance between ourselves. Instead of helping us, these methods of self-protection actually end up hurting us. We want to be loved and respected, but we box our heart in with fear! For a method to release these barriers: Negative emotional contagion.
We suffer from fear
I experienced this very painfully during my youth because felt I didn’t belong in this world and tried to protect myself emotionally by appearing nice, but stuck up. However, inside I screamed for love and affection. I didn’t know I was adding to my detriment.
We can be bombed, stabbed, and killed in many ways, but we usually physically die because of our own fearful thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. Fear and ignorance kills us primarily through karma and attraction.
Your True protection
I’ve learned through spiritual studies and practice that you are naturally protected not by emotional barriers, nor by fear and going on the offense, but by love. Love is your true protection. It does not have an attitude of self-protection, yet when you love unconditionally you radiate an aura of love that naturally protects you.
We can be emotionally hurt when hateful arrows of slander, hatred or disgust is thrown at us. It can hit you in the solar plexus or lower heart. Yet, when you are centered in unconditional Love emotional arrows will not hurt you. Even though you recognize the accusations and negative energy, you will feel a calming peace.
Love protects your aura, your mental and emotional being. And, you will feel it physically. I’ve experienced this many times and so can you.
As you grow closer to unconditional Love, you may become cautious. Yet that caution is perceptive, discriminatory and fearless. You become more confident and trust in Love, even when you experience doubt and an occasional emotional ruffle.
Enjoy the ride!
Listen to your intuition and follow the guidance of unconditional Love in your spiritual heart. Your spiritual heart is wise, unifying and fearless.
When you follow the tenderness of your heart your self-perception changes. And, as your self-perception changes, your perception of reality changes. Your inner mystical experiences become as real as your outer physical experiences.
Another way to put it:
Listening to self-deception, sharpened by fear, jealousy, accusation, Self-righteous arrows fly→→→ searching for their target to inflect pain by humiliation.
The targeted heart♥←←← being both judicious and tender, ardently follows Spirit consideration, Whispers silent words forgiving, gently pressing in arrows of desperation.
Self-righteous slings more arrows→→→ whetted with suspicion of retaliation. Again targeted heart♥←←← presses in arrows realizing psyche seeks release from the pain of holding on to fearful accumulation.
Anxious psyche shakes off self-doubt while searching for an explanation, Unknowingly cries out for freedom from self-righteous justification.
Ardent heart♥ in stillness offers tender and gentle Love as motivation. Looks up within for further guidance and inspiration.
The intent being to elicit Truth when there is possibility of arrows’ mobility, The wish to convey the highest form of compatibility, The hope being to maintain inner tranquility, The reality being to deny fear of any other possibility.
With Light and Love, Portia SLB
“Whenever we do anything with the Spirit of Love, that thing endures, because Love is cement which is very strong.”
Eugene Fersen, Aphorisms of The Lightbearer, page 109.