Ch. 11 Manifesting A Field of Compassion

As I write this on November 26th, Thanksgiving has come and gone. In my family we added a new tradition for this holiday. We lifted up and gave honor to all those family members who have come before us, shared their life with us, and have passed on. It was a beautiful witness.

This was my first Thanksgiving without Judy’s physical presence, however her spiritual presence was with me and has been with me in many ways. The Field of Compassion to me is about the connectivity that is present within our souls and the entire creation. The “field” to me,  is taken from the mystic stance that we are all connected as one creation. The morphogenic field of love is composed not only of our current energy field that we add too, but also from all those that have come before us and helped to lay the groundwork for who we are and what we have become. Now the baton has been passed on to us. We can take the stance to sit back and let things happen or take an active role by co-creating in concert with the  Holy Mystery. I believe we do this by connecting to the essence of who we are. But, before we can take the baton we must speak of love.

At the center of the “field” in my view is love. Judy says it so well, “God creates in order to give God’s self away in love”. She also writes, “We can glimpse the depth of love that fashions us, we can recognize where we came from, and we can respond by allowing love entry”. Allowing love entry is the difficult part.

Judy is asking me to receive the gift of love from all of you. She is telling me that in order to love, I must receive love. Why is this so difficult? Judy hits the nail on the head when she writes,” Receiving love brings us to a point of vulnerability. That is why it is so difficult”.  When we are able to receive love, love tells us who we are. For me, it is easier to run from love rather than to accept it. When I run, I am no longer vulnerable, and it keeps me from knowing the true essence of who I am . The ego has won out and love has lost. Judy, however, is asking me to be the receiver of love so that I can give love. She asks of me the question, how can I give what I have not received?

If I stop and think of all the people who have been in my life and have come into my life over the past months and who simply came to give love, it would be life changing. It has in fact been life changing. The “field” that Judy writes of is in fact love.  I believe in order for our evolving to manifest in a greater way, we must be willing to allow ourselves to be the receivers of love. We must look at the people who have entered our life and accept that we can open our heart to the vulnerability of being loved so we can become love. When we become love, the strength of that vibration reverberates through the entire planet. The love shines and radiates its  warmth.

The action for this week is to allow ourselves to become vulnerable, become aware of the love we are and effectively enhance the vibration of love over the universe.

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Ch.10 A Field of Compassion

In chapter 10, Judy speaks of the new human. She writes; “Living out of the stance of witness is crucial, for it teaches us that we are not our thoughts or feelings or experiences-we are something far from beyond”. I think what Judy is telling me is that I am not my form. I and you are much more. The meaning of being created in the image of God has changed for me since following Judy’s lead. I now tend to consider  that my consciousness is created in the image of God. That for me changes my role in life. What is not as important is: achievement, wealth accumulation, reaching goals, or striving for success. Those are pursuits in proving myself. They also focus on  the future. What is important for now is being myself by focusing on the present moment. I now perceive that by focusing on the present moment all else will fall into place. By focusing on the present, I am becoming more aware of consciousness, I am becoming more aware of God. Life is unfolding and life is contributing to making this planet a better place.  The new human, aware of its consciousness, is evolving. The Field Of Compassion is forming. Judy ends the chapter by stating; “Together we walk into a consciousness not yet mapped-but we know we can as one hold the whales and allow our energy to transform the world”.

The action for this week is to focus on the present and then allow life to unfold.

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Ch. 9 The Fields Converge

In the last paragraph in chapter nine Judy writes, “Just as you have prepared our species , you have prepared me for this moment in time”. In seminars that I give, I talk about the value of time. It is precious, we have only a limited amount of it and we need to make every segment of our time  count.

I have spent my time reading this book. In order to make the time I have spent reading valuable, I need to make it count. In this chapter, Judy asked me to pull everything together: The Christian Story, The Universe Story, The Kingdom of God, meditation, and intentions. Judy states that “We have all that we need: we must now become all that we can be”.

In my view, Judy is asking me to take all I have learned and to be all that I can be. She is asking me to know and believe that one person can make a difference. Just as one pebble dropped in the sea creates ripples that flow throughout with no boundaries, my life can also be that pebble.
In reading this chapter, it has become my moment of truth.

I will first of all look at my “dark side”. What is it about me that must change? What are the obstacles within that I know deep inside need to be removed? I know what they are; it’s time for them to be dealt with.

As I contemplate my “dark side” and let the light come through the cracks, I can go on to look at the challenges of our time. I want to be consciously present to the oneness of all that is. I want to be that pebble that is dropped into the sea, that small pebble that spreads love and compassion throughout. My purpose is to be a positive influence to the morphogenic field that is  informing and forming us so that maybe together we will become a huge ocean of love and compassion.

The thought for this week is to let it be a “moment of truth” for us all.

For those of you that are new to this blog, underneath the video is an opportunity to hit the comment tag. By opening the comment section, you can make a comment, see what others have commented upon or reply to a comment. I believe the comment section can help to us to connect our energies. If you get an opportunity go back to chapter 8 and view the wonderful comments.

Thanks,

Phil

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Ch. 8 The Power of Intention

As I sat in meditation this morning my theme was “intention”. I saw myself as nothing drifting through the universe, then I was a single cell, and as I floated though space more cells began to attach until I was me. This experience helped me to see how I was one and part of all creation. It helped me to see that as a created being, I am purposely and intentionality here for an apparent reason. I believe love is the reason in addition to a life’s purpose being revealed to me as I take part in co-creating with the universe. Out of nothing, to me and to being one with you.  If  you and I are one and part of the whole creation, how can I not have compassion, love, and a connection to all life?

My theme of intention then focused on two friends that were recently diagnosed with cancer.  I certainly care about these friends and my intention was to focus upon them. There was a change definitely occurring, but the change was within myself. It seemed that my love for them, my compassion for them, my total presence to their situation was awakened so that all within me was very alive. I found that all the energy within me of  love, compassion, and desire for healing was able to be sent their way.

The questions I asked of myself are:  how was I changed by my intention? Was anyone else or any thing changed?  I believe a connection occurred between my energy, the friends I am focused upon and the universal intelligence better known as “God”.  In my meditation, just as I saw myself as one cell floating through the universe becoming  trillions of cells and then becoming me, I could sense the “oneness” connection to those whom I focused upon.

If  others reading this can speak of how they believe intentions have a positive affect on all humankind and our planet, this is the time to share. If intentions can change and  affect for the good of all humankind and our planet, then we all have an important role. I am mindful of Judy’s encouraging words,    “May we use the gift of intentionality wisely, knowing that the resonance of our spirits impacts each and everyone we meet. May we resonate with love, helping to build a field of compassion that transforms the world”.

In addition to initiating intentions, Judy gave a talk in which she said we also need to receive intentions. While she was ill, people would say they were praying for her, sending positive energy and giving her many other wonderful messages. Judy made a conscious effort to absorb all the good intentions sent her way which she said truly transformed her life.

The message here is to be conscious in receiving and in sending our intentions. The action for this week is to send at least one positive, loving, life-giving intention.

Peace to all,

Phil

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Ch. 7 Meditation

I find Judy’s chapter on Meditation to be awesome. It is so complete, nothing to add. What I would like to do is reflect on what is inside of me , how meditation works in my life. First let me say it’s only been very recent that I have made a commitment to meditate so I’m certainly not qualified to write about techniques, Judy did a superb job of that.

A sentence that struck me in Chapter 7, “Sometimes our very own religious doctrines and beliefs, our own images of God, can hinder our experiences of the Holy”. I find that when I sit in quiet and as best I can, focus on the present moment, I begin to understand who I am. I experience consciousness, I begin to feel connected to all that is. It is in this setting that I realize my past explanation or comprehension of “The Holy” was much too small, much too inadequate. As I begin to sit in silence, as I focus only on the present, I realize the universal intelligence, the Creator of all cannot be comprehended, the Holy of Holy is like the Grand Canyon or any of the great mountains-incomprehenseable and unexplainable.

Today as I sat in silence, I did some breathing exercises and then choose my intension for this day. My intension was to focus on “oneness”. As I sat in the silence in the present moment, in meditation, I saw myself sitting above our planet looking down as an observer. I saw the busyness of people’s everyday life, very little time for silence as we all scurry around like squirrels looking for acorns. I thought, what if I could take time to meditate, leaving behind my hurried schedule  focusing on who I am  and my life’s purpose. Then I posed the question of how am I taking action and living out my life’s purpose.

I then instead of being the observer from on high began floating toward earth and as I approached our great planet, my body disintegrated and blended in to everyone and all that is, for that instant I was one with all.

I then reflected on oneness and my life’s purpose. Since Judy’s “form” has left, much of my energy has been focused on what I can do to make a difference in this life and in some way become more conscious of the present and who I am. As she writes in chapter 7, “meditation teaches us how to be present, first to ourselves and to God, and then to the whole world”. “Meditation is about becoming a witness, not attached to any particular sense of self, but simply learning to  mindfully observe that which arises and passes”.

In my meditation time, I seem to be able to get into the depths, the very inside of my being. In the quite of sitting in nothingness, I am able to “be”. I am able to be in touch with “oneness”. It is after my meditation time that I am the most creative and able to look at my life and constantly ask its life’s purpose and to what extent am I in concert with that purpose.

The question this week would be, what can you tell us about meditation and how does it impact your life.

In addition to a video this week I have chosen the writing of Dick Rauscher, please follow this link to ” Discover Your Life Purpose and Re-Write A New Life-Story.”  http://stonyhill-nuggets.com/page/6/

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Ch.6 Emerging Capacities

Wow! This is an interesting chapter as it describes the evolution in terms of how I process and encounter what I perceive to be real. It describes different stages of conscious development. I would like to say my goal is to reach the unitive stage but in reality it really doesn’t really matter as Judy writes, wherever I am at this point in time is the right stage.

So where am I, I ask myself. I will try to relate my story in the context of  conscious evolution and see if it makes any sense. Before I lost Judy( her physical self), I believe my ego dominated who I was. My ego led me to believe that I was separate from all that is, I was not connected to the whole, I was not connected to the universe. So, really, my ego self led me and I lived in  those illusions. Can you imagine that?

It was some weeks after Judy left, that I began to read and search the depth of her  work and review the work of all the wonderful authors available in her study. You can imagine the list, Marx Hubbard, Swimme, Tolle, Rupp, O’Murchu, Berry,Wilber, Rahner …..on and on.

So, in reading Judy’s books and listening to different talks she had given along with studying some of her favorite authors (of course I have a long way to go) I believe my consciousness began to awaken. In Echart Tolle’s  book, The New Earth, he said sometimes when a loved one is lost, “this can lead to a collapse of the ego, since ego is identification with form. When there is nothing to identify with anymore, who are you”? This is exactly what happened to me. For a very short time, my ego collapsed and I was open to a greater consciousness. I was open to find out who I was. I also believe Judy helped me to connect to her morphogenic field. When Judy was alive, I supported her so she could write and through her work become “awakened”. I believe Judy is now helping me so that I can awaken and evolve.

So how am I different? A difficult question but here is how I see it. I am now able to see things as the observer. When a thought or a problem comes up, I can look at it from an observers point of view and stay focused in the present moment. By staying in the present moment, my consciousness is aware of who I am and it is through this lens, not through my ego,  that I focus with a conscious presence. I now know that I am not separate from all that is but I am connected to all! This is a life transformation! By seeing things through this lens, a transformation has begun. I am now capable of moving forward in the evolving process.

Again, I am not a writer, nor an expert, I am merely a person who realizes that our planet is evolving to something greater than it now is and I am a part of what is evolving, I can choose to co-create in concert with the universal intelligence  in this process of evolution.

The question this week is: what do you see as emerging capacities in your life.

These are some of my thoughts, very interested in yours.

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Ch. 5 The “Kingdom of God”.

Judy writes in Chapter 5, ” Let the kingdom come into our hearts and into our hands, and help us to activate it in our lives through the choices we make and the relationships we enter”. She also writes,  “The “Kingdom of God” is  already within us, or we would be unable to imagine it”.

This morning I visited my father who is 94 years old and in a rehab center. I was sitting in a group of about 12 men and women whose average age was clearly close to 80. They were discussing a newspaper article about children. The comment was made that if our own children are in a crowd, we could always recognize their voice. The comment was also made that just as we can recognize our child’s voice, we need to be able to recognize our creator’s voice. I thought about the simplicity of this statement and related it to this chapter.

To hear the voice of the Creator, I must show up and actively participate in becoming more conscious. If the “Kingdom of God”is here already, I must be an active participant in my own evolution. I must set aside time to contemplate love, for that is our origin, it is what we come from.

If I/we love, the morphogenic field will resonate with love and changes will occur. Our planet will become a better place. I observed today a march on Wall Street in the USA. It’s a movement beginning from the ground, up. It is about greed and inequality, it is about a need for change, it is about evolving out of love to something that is more inclusive and fair. Maybe it’s even better than we could ever believe but not better than we could imagine for it is through our imaginations that change can occur and evolution prevail.

I can imagine a world that doesn’t need money or the need to gain wealth. What if everyone shared their talent, not for financial gain but for the fact that they were just able to make a difference. What if these shared talents provided enough food, medical care, technology advances, and all needs to benefit all in an equal way. What if we were not divided by country, race or religion but were instead connected by the belief that we are all one, you are me and I am you. What if love was the center of all. This could be a glimpse of  “The Kingdom of Love”. It could be only scratching the surface of the possibilities of where love can take us.

I’m afraid I have allowed my imagination to get carried away. I would be interested in how others could allow their imaginations to get “carried away”.

I look forward to your thoughts this week.

Peace,

Phil Cannato

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