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Liberation and personal bondage…listen up Joan Wheeler

by on March 21, 2012
 Contrary to what Joan Wheeler likes to quote ie from self-appointed newage gurus that are no longer available, I have followed and studied many legitimate and ancient wisdom based traditions.
Note updated at end of this post…Nov 2015
From a spiritual magazine I receive here is a portion of an article worth reading. Even in the incomplete form, the entire article is not here, what is here is worth quite alot. The web site of the magazine is @ www.tathaastumag.com  The site only gave this portion of the article..so as they I am just giving a ‘teaser’ here.
So…if you are truly interested in learning I would suggest checking them out or at least get something from the limited amount of COMMON SENSE that this portion, of the article, gives us.
by Swami Khecaranatha

Each of us is responsible for our own liberation and our own bondage. We have the choice to live in freedom or to be bound by the separation of duality. Simply stated, this means that you yourself are responsible for your own happiness or your own sadness and suffering.

Before we explore why this is so, let’s ask this question: what if it were true that we didn’t have this choice? How would you feel? Probably apathetic, angry, resentful, wilfull, and doubtful.
But wait a minute: This seems a lot like the experience we have even though we do have a choice! So what is wrong with this picture?
Most people don’t really believe that they have a choice, and in some ways, that belief has been reinforced by their own experience. We somehow find that we are the victims of our own life, and we accept that as the only possible reality. And so it’s very understandable that most people go through their entire lifetime failing to recognize that they have a choice and, are in effect, choosing to not choose. The result is that we continue living in self-limitation. We bring to our life the same experience that we’ve been having, which is equivalent to spiritual suicide.
But let’s focus on what we can do right now, in this lifetime. Not only do we have the choice to have a different experience, we have the responsibility to ourself—to our highest Self—to reach for, open to, and allow the revealing light of Grace to show us our freedom, to bring us the joy we deserve. The good news is that if you are in any kind of authentic spiritual practice, Grace has already shown Itself to you.
Consciousness has within itself the two aspects of being the substance and the illuminating power of life, and having the capacity to be aware of itself—to be aware that it is illuminating life. That self-referential capacity to be aware is the gift of Grace. For those fortunate enough to be engaged in spiritual practice, some light has already shown forth from within our deepest selves and has cracked the concrete of our own heart. This is the light of Grace.
Grace may come like a bolt of lightning, and then it is our responsibility to accept that Grace and to allow it to free us. To beg Grace to free us. This is how we take responsibility for ourselves and make our choice to live in liberation, in a state of profound joy. Because we have been given the gift of our own self-awareness, we can be conscious of our state at every moment of life and have the ability to choose our own experience. Our responsibility is to exercise that choice.
To learn more see…www.tathaastumag.com
UPDATED INFORMATION… Nov 2015
I have a new blog and Facebook because Joan has ‘revised’ her lying book with yet even more lies, fabrications, BS etc, etc She has a victim mentality because she has NO spiritual spark in her life…she in fact DENIES spirit.
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