Smyleegrl, I noticed your signature today as I was reading the latest comments posted here, it said:
Sometimes your joy can be the source of a smile but sometimes a smile can be the source of your joy. --- Thich Nhat Hanh
and thought how this thread has become such a source of my joy. Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorite teachers and the gift he bestowed on me is in
the simple phrase title of one of his books, PEACE IS EVERY STEP.
As a child, I waited on ''them'' to come and get me, take me home, explain this mess called Earth, (Them being the UFOs, aliens, Space Brothers,
Creators, that peeked in on me during childhood from time to time) The KNOWING I had then was 100% that by the time I was 21 they would come. They
did, but didn't take me ''home'', instead I had what could only be described as a Download of Information into my brain/soul that only can be accessed
in times of great need it seems. The Information sits within me, WAITING for the Moment of Usefulness and I have learned to accept it as part of who
I am, I don't make any claims as to its worth or great importance, just that I know when the Time comes for its proper use it will Unfold from within
me to be useful.
Needless to say, I didn't have a ''normal'' childhood and the WAITING MODE affected the outcome of who I am today in many ways, and I can honestly say
it has been part and parcel of making me HONOR EACH MOMENT IN TIME.
Sometimes it would be unbearable and I would get depressed that this is how it was unfolding in my life, instead of a big Close Encounters type
ending, I was just given a shot that slowly released it's ''medicine' information at crucial times in my life. One of those times was my finding
Thich Nhat Hanh and the book Peace is Every Step,
I was having a rough time 'waiting', was impatient and didn't know how to manage my time and my Library angel tossed this book to me. In it
Mindfulness is taught simple and pure, and the great lesson I learned was mindfulness of each moment. He wrote, if you are Washing Dishes, WASH
DISHES! I know it sounds silly, but it is not as simple as it sounds with all the clatter we have tossing salad in our brains, so I took myself to
task and said,,, can't be that hard and found out WHO I AM.
Our Focus tends to be either past or future oriented, when our true Higher Self Nature is ONLY IN THE MOMENT. Washing dishes became something more
for me,, I even stopped using the Dishwasher to really get the lesson and to this day wash dishes by hand..
It Taught me to know the NOW moment.
Usually when we wash dishes, do mundane tasks, our minds are elsewhere ''multitasking" we call it. There is no such thing, the Mind can ONLY THINK
ONE THOUGHT AT A TIME. So the work was in being able to wash dishes without thinking of paying bills, whats so and so doing, etc, it was about being
FULLY IN THE MOMENT and Washing Dishes.
The Power of Life seems to be locked in theAwareness of each Moment
, mindfulness, and I tapped into this early enough that it has been a
guiding factor of my life, to be mindful of Each Moment, instead of living in the future or past.
I don't know why, but I know when I had my first ''BIG" UFO experience and the ''download'' into my mind was performed the only words I heard spoken
by them was from a feminine voice that before the experience had said, "WE ARE HERE NOW". I remembered her 'voice' from childhood telling me to be
patient. After the experience in 1980 I trailed off into deconstruction of my beliefs and the event and I got to a place where I wondered if I had
created a thoughtform/tulpa that came to life because of my Deep Wish for contact.
Just when I determined I had created it all out of my own mind,, they returned. This time , in 1982, I heard her voice again say "WE ARE HERE NOW"
and I ran outside on a clear September day to see the strangest thing I have ever seen in my life. A Solid Black rhomboid rectangular Black Box hung
silently in the blue sky over the pine trees near where I lived.
To Let me KNOW THEY ARE REAL,, not figments of our collective imagination, or solitary psychosis the reappeared to confirm their solidity and
'realness' then were gone.
Since then the ONE TOOL I have is Mindfulness.
I can't perpetually WAIT anymore, my wait is now mindful of each second, because I have be taught that OUR POWER IS NOW (which remind me if anyone is
interested to tell about the Gold Faced Being who taught me that)
NOW IS where the energy to create resides, and even though we may not Know exactly what we are waiting for to arrive, we must be Mindful so we don't
miss the MOMENTS that proceed the 'arrival'.
Just so you know, I am NOT saying the Mothership is coming for us at all. I am just tryiing to stress the importance we all have in making this
KNOWING worth it's salt.
SMYLEEGRL,, thanks for Reminding me with this thread of so much!! As someone said earlier it does seemed to be blessed.
edit on 3/6/2013 by EarthCitizen23 because: added a smile