The One Thing from the Hill Country News, September 16, 2015

Faith Column
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By Chuck Robison

I am not a Biblical scholar. In fact, like Thomas Jefferson, I believe the key to the Bible is contained in the red letters of the New Testament. Having studied my way through too many heavy volumes of systematic theology and searched everywhere I could find for answers, I have come to the conclusion, for me, that Faith Answers are best kept simple.

Here’s an example. In 1983 I had an opportunity to meet privately with Pandit Gopi Krishna the day after he addressed the United Nations along with the Hopi Elders. Gopi Krishna was the only person in the last century who wrote of his experience of Kundalini as it was happening……..and in English. Kundalini is both the trigger for rapid evolution, and also the mechanism that must be activated to become enlightened.

Toward the end of my time with this rare and very high spiritual being, I asked him the one question had I prepared prior to the interview: What must I do to become enlightened?

There were all sorts of ways he could have answered me. Do more meditation, wear an orange cap, change my name, chant an ancient hymn and many other possibilities. When I asked my question, this is what happened.

He looked me directly in the eye and said: “Just this. Everyday, as often as you can, just think about God, and God will take care of everything else.” That was it.

I knew from my Bible that Jesus said almost the same thing when he admonished us to “seek first the Kingdom of God and all these thing will be added to you.” But sitting in a New York skyscraper talking with a truly enlightened being face to face is quite a bit different than reading about Jesus saying almost the same thing in the Bible. But the truth is always true.

In the brief explanation that followed his answer, Gopi Krishna made it clear that thinking anything about God is encouraged and permissible. The point is to keep the focus on God.

Over the next couple of days I decided that this was simple enough for even me to understand and I committed myself right there and then to follow this directive until I could prove it was wrong. That was thirty-two years ago. Today it is the one thing I know to be absolutely true.

After practicing this discipline for all this time, I have a long list of things that have changed in my life for the better as a result of simply thinking about God. I think about all the possible things I can imagine about Him: What does He do all day? Who are his friends? Why is it difficult for people to even imagine Him? Does he take sides? And, exactly where is Heaven?

In a way, the questions and answers are not important. The important thing is that this discipline has changed my life. I find that my problems get solved easier and quicker when I stop trying to imagine solutions and simply think about God and assume that his answer is both forthcoming and the best one.

Give it a chance, yourself. What If It Really Works?

Notes From the Masters Class 2014-05-29

Chuck has created his latest Notes From the Masters Class which you can view above. In this edition, Chuck discusses a very small part of what he has learned from Huston Smith, Aldous Huxley and Gopi Krishna.

These short homilies seem to be reaching people on the deep level we intended them to be received.

“40” Faith Article for 2014-03-20 in Hill Country News

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It’s remarkable how we Christians have narrowed our view about the past. The farther back we look, the less we see….even though it is right there before us.

Take the number 40. To our species this number is critical and everywhere you see it, it translates to its’ original meaning.

That meaning is this: When our species was quite young, all births were Virgin Births. The reason for that is we did not know the process of conception. The whole affair was a woman’s issue. Women conceived, bore, raised and guided all the children in the tribe. And, of course, women were in charge. A matriarchy.

And then one day a very bright ancestor of ours discovered that 40 weeks after he had mated with one of the women, a baby arrived! Walla! Now the man was clearly involved in the women’s domain and he wasted no time in tearing down some of the old myths. Babies were named after the father. The end of virgin births came to pass and religion sealed the deal when the baby was consecrated in the name of the father. Now we had a patriarchy.

All of a sudden 40 weeks takes on a symbolic meaning much greater than we thought. Forty is the universal signal for growth and birth, and when it is used in history, the story is usually about that. Noah prepares for 40 days of difficult change and then a new genetic strain of man and animals species survive the flood and life begins again.

The Jews wandered for 40 years before being given the lands they considered as God’s gift to them.

Jesus spent 40 days alone in the wilderness before he began his life’s work. He returned to that work when his life was fully directed and fully empowered.

It’s an interesting point that many plants in the deserts are hallucinogenic. It is possible that Jesus was about to gather more of his powers through a process that other indigenousness cultures still use today.

So the church fathers may or may not have known this long history of 40 or the importance of that number to our species’ history, but by making Lent begin 40 days before Easter, they followed the real meaning of this original pagan rite of spring.

It is our understanding that in the 40 days prior to Easter we are being prepared for a new experience. And of course we need to make room for that. Thus this 40 day period is a preparation for our new life and a cleaning-up of the things that have hindered our lives in the past.

Because this naturally timed season has been around since before recorded time, you can be certain that your observance of Lent and Easter is supported not only by Christian Tradition, but also by the genetic memory of our species.

Your use of this time before Easter can be a powerful spiritual tool to use in raising your consciousness and in speeding up your spiritual experience. There is new life energy coming to this hemisphere within a month. It is open to all and the story of Jesus’ resurrection is there to demonstrate to you to have no fear of death nor massive change.

As we let go of the harm we have done to others, and ourselves and realize that God is Love and Life is Eternal, we free ourselves from the guilt of the past and the fear of the future.

We were put in this garden to grow and be happy. To do that requires one main thing: Every day, as often as you can, just think about God, and God will take care of everything else. That’s the big secret.

It is simple beyond measure and powerful beyond out wildest dreams. Come and see.

Gopi Krishna and The Hopi Elders at the UN, October 1983

Gopi Krishna, October 1983, Untied Nations in New YorkGopi Krishna and the Hopi Elders present their similar prophesies to a special gathering at the United Nations in October 1983.

Gopi Krishna was asked to speak to a gathering of Native Americans of many tribes. This request was made due to the parallels drawn between his prophesies and the Hopi prophesies. They called him the “Red Man From the East.” He traveled from India in October of 1983 to present this speech to them in the United Nations, known as the “House of Glass.”

I was invited by Gene Kieffer to attend this event which was held in the main lobby of the United Nations building because the nations of the UN would not permit the indigenous nations to present their prophesies to the UN. The Hopi’s had tried two times before this night to present their important information to the UN.  They decided to try one more time to wake up the UN.  They invited Pandit Gopi Krishna  to address the UN along with them.

The next day I spent an hour with Gopi Krishna, alone, in Gene Kieffer’s in-town apartment in the Fertile Cresent on east 36th Street taking roll after roll of portraits of this fully enlightened soul. One of these portraits accompanies this article.

I never dreamed this would be such a formative event in my life.  The portraits I took that day are slowly being released, and one of them is the only portrait of Gopi Krishna appearing in his Autobiography, Living with Kundalini.

At the end of the hour, as I was about to pack up my gear, I asked Gopi Krishna what I needed to do to become enlightened.  I was open to anything he might direct, including wearing a hat all the time, repeating a phrase, wearing a certain color garment, changing my diet or whatever.  After I asked the question, he looked me directly in the eye and said:

                “Just this:  Every day, as often as you can,  just think about God,                                                                               and God will take care of everything else.” 

For the past thirty years this has been my main spiritual practice, and I can say without reservation that this is a true path to great spiritual growth.  Jesus said it as follows:  Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all else will be added to you.

Here, then, is the text of the presentation Pandit Gopi Krishna made that night.  He was introduced by Associate Secretary General Robert Mueller.  There were about 500 people in attendance. There were no chairs in the hall and everyone stood for the entire speech.

First Robert Muller introduces Gopi Krishna. Robert Muller (born 1923 in Belgium, died September 20, 2010) was an international civil servant with the United Nations. Assistant Secretary-General for 40 years, his ideas about world government, world peace and spirituality led to the increased representation of religions in the UN, especially of the New Age Movement. He became known as the “Philosopher” of the UN. “…They also say what Secretary General Uthant, our first Buddhist Secretary General, always repeated to us namely, that it is only spirituality that can help us out of the present quandary. I am very happy to give the floor to Gopi Krishna whom I met today for the first time.”

Pandit Gopi Krishna: “Dear friends, there is a prayer in the Rig Veda dating to two thousand years before the birth of Christ. “From darkness lead me to light, from the unreal lead me to the real, from death lead me to immortality.” This prayer is perhaps more appropriate to the conditions existing on the earth at this time than it was ever in the past. On the one side, we have achieved conquest of the wind, of the oceans, of space and have landed on the moon. And we have ambitious projects for landing on other planets in space. On the other, we are nearer to extinction than we were at anytime in the history of the human race. This is a paradox, which no one has been able to explain.

Why should the foremost nations of the earth with vast knowledge and unprecedented technological skill be acting in a way which would not only destroy the enemy, but themselves too? The reason for this is not political as might be supposed but psychological, brought about by certain factors about which we are in the dark.

During the past seven thousand years, no less than sixteen civilizations rose and fell, never to rise again, the first for thousands of years and the last for hundreds. But the present civilization, the present glamorous age, will perhaps be the shortest lived of them all, ending with all its relics in less than a hundred years. The reason is that man prides himself on his intellect and has completely ignored and disregarded spiritual traditions of the past.

There is no treasure, which the human race has guarded so jealously and so faithfully as the revealed scriptures of mankind. For fifty centuries, fifty generations, the Vedas, which have a large volume, were transmitted orally from one generation to the other, so that not a single syllable has been lost. And the Vedas existing today are the same as they were four thousand years ago. Similarly, the Bible, the Koran, the discourses of the Buddha, have been jealously guarded and preserved as the greatest treasures of the race. I wonder if it has struck you, why should the race honor and respect its religious leaders who have prescribed austerity, humility and such disciplines which are often disagreeable to us, rather than the great scientists who have prescribed the hedonistic way of life?

Have you ever considered the issue, why the birth or death days of the great spiritual leaders are celebrated by millions of people all over the earth while the multitudes are not even aware of the birthdays of the greatest scientists the earth has produced? The reason is that the religious scriptures of man contain a secret on which the survival of the race depends. It is because we have overlooked the importance of spiritual knowledge and religious discipline that the human race is threatened as it has never been threatened before.

In two centuries of the reign of reason we have created a situation, which is leading, day-by-day, to the degeneration rather than evolution of the mind. After eighteen hundred years of the sovereignty of Christianity, Europe was able to produce a galaxy of geniuses that transformed the earth. But only after two centuries of the rule of reason the same earth, the same soil of Europe, has produced minds, which caused the two bloodiest wars in history and threaten now with a third one, which may destroy the whole of the race. What is the reason for this paradox?

In two centuries, the mineral resources of the earth have been exhausted and the planet has been poisoned to an extent that, even if a nuclear war is not fought, there is every danger that the race will not be able to survive in the poisoned conditions of the environment. The reasons, which are mentioned even in the religious scriptures of mankind, are that mankind has adopted a completely hedonistic lifestyle and ignored the spiritual laws of nature.

One of the basic requirements of yoga is said to be discrimination, the ability to distinguish what is permanent from what is transitory, what is right from what is wrong. It is mainly for this purpose that religious disciplines are indispensable to keep the intellect on the true path. It is the light divine which shows us the way. We may have knowledge a thousand times that which we have at present. We might have intelligence ten times what it is now, but without the guidance of the light divine the race cannot survive a day. There is something more than temporal knowledge, than the knowledge of science, which is necessary to allow the race to live in peace and happiness.

If we examine the religious scriptures of mankind, the real testament of Christianity, Buddhism, Shintoism, Islam, Judaism, indigenous teachings and all of the faiths and creeds, we find a basic similarity in the tenets of these creeds. What the Sermon on the Mount says is said in other words in the Gita, in the discourses of the Buddha, in the Ten Commandments and in the Koran. The basic directions are all the same and these basic directions prescribe humility, love of thy neighbor, compassion, truth and faith in God. Machiavelli, the famous writer of the Renaissance, criticizes Christ for his teachings that “if someone gives a blow on your cheek present the other cheek to him”. Had Machiavelli lived in this age, at this time, he would have been a different man. What Christ has said, what Buddha has said, what Moses has said, is perennial wisdom, as true at that time as it is in the nuclear age. Without this wisdom and without putting this wisdom into practice the race cannot survive. The threatening situation of the world is due to the fact that we have departed from the path.

We have overlooked that as human beings we live in two worlds, the spiritual and the material, and that the whole attention must also be divided in two directions, the material and the spiritual both. All of us devote many hours of the day to feeding ourselves, to bathing, to cleaning ourselves, to dressing, in fact so many things are connected to the body. But how many of us devote even a fourth of this time to our souls? The race is not threatened just because certain political leaders have a thirst for power. it is because nature is against us. The situation has developed because nature itself is against us, that is the reason. That’s why we live in constant fear of instant annihilation. I am not making this statement by any intellectual study of the conditions of the world or by philosophy. I am making this statement on the basis of an experience which has lasted more than fifty years now.

The situation that exists at this time was revealed to me first in 1949 in the words that came, not through my mind, but from the Intelligence surrounding me. All that I have received as communications from the Unseen, I have faithfully recorded in my books. The crux of what has been written is this — that the human race has not been created to live in comfort and luxury, that man has not been made the supreme ruler of the organic kingdom of the earth and a whole planet has not been placed at his disposal, to do as he likes, to spend resources in any thing he thinks proper, to find ease and comfort for himself, but that he has a great destiny in front of him and that the earth is a cradle of a race, of a species, that might even affect people of all the planets of the solar system. We should understand that, during the last only 200 years, the human intellect has taken a leap that even the great philosophers of the past could never have dreamt of, that no one living in the fifteenth century could, even in the least, imagine the condition of the human race in the twentieth. Similarly, we who live in the twentieth century can not imagine what man will be like in the twenty-fifth century.

We are misled by the intellect because there are potentialities in the human brain which are likely to come into play if we obey the spiritual laws. In fact, from what has been revealed to me, all religious communication, all religious inspired scriptures have come from the collective consciousness of the race to tell man that he is destined for a glorious future and that it is necessary for him to follow the direction, the teachings contained in the revealed documents of the earth. For this reason, they have been preserved and miraculously guarded, so that not a single direction is lost. It should not be a matter of great surprise to us how, hundreds and thousands of years before, the Hopi prophecies could see what was to happen in this age.

Strangely, what was revealed to me corresponds with it, the Hopi prophecy, in a surprising way. What was revealed to me in 1949… this was the beginning of the sentence, Oh people of the world unite And pave the way to peace sublime, Divided you yourselves invite Disastrous wars, unrest and crime. At that time there was no fear of a nuclear war and this message came to me in several languages. All that has happened since then has been stated word for word. After that I wrote two books, one of them in the early 60s, The Shape of Events to Come, and then recently, The Present Crisis. The last paragraph of The Present Crisis is this, Do not forget, when in fear of this war That hope is ne’er away from human hearts, And blank despair is ne’er the only course For those beleaguered by an adverse Fate, As Grace of God is always near at hand To fill the darkest day with bright sunshine. For this reason, I never fear that this war will be enacted. It will only be a buffet given by nature to put us back on the path. Not a single ounce of damage more than is absolutely necessary will be done, to teach a solitary lesson to us.

In fact, it is amazing that we should never stop to think that, if this universe has an intelligent Creator, then man cannot be the master of all that he sees around him and that he has to live in submission and obedience to the laws revealed to him in the religious scriptures of the human race. The reason I am drawing attention to the scriptures again and again is that the human brain is already oriented for the expression of a new channel of perception, that is, all the religious teachers of mankind, whether of the East or the West, whether or the new or old world, had in them a certain region of the brain, awakened, through which they could communicate with other elements of nature which are denied to us. The universe is not only composed of mind and matter. Even modern science has come to the conclusion that matter is not what we thought it to be.

The world is wheels within wheels, planets within planets, planes within planes. And once the mind transcends the limitation of the senses, a glorious world of consciousness opens before our eyes. This is what Christ meant by the Kingdom of Heaven. This is what Buddha meant by Nirvana. This is what the Vedas mean by Brahma and this is what the Koran means by Firdaws. What we see, the world which we have constructed, the buildings, the skyscrapers, the airplanes, the ships and everything that we know, they are only in the form of toys. They are not at all comparable to the kingdom in the heart of man.

With one change in the brain, all the people who are now interested in yoga, and there are millions around the earth, can know this. The aim is the opening of this center in the brain. The aim is not, as is supposed by modern psychologists, to reach the subconscious, for the subconscious is only a hidden part of our conscious mind.

But there is a potential in the human brain which springs to activity with the practices prescribed in yoga and this is clearly mentioned in the scriptures of mankind. When this dormant region in the brain springs to activity the world loses its reality. It becomes the shadow on the surface of a Sun, of which everyone of us is a distant being. You do not then see the world as you see it now. You do not see yourself as small, puny human beings, one out of four billion other people, surrounded by tall mountains and oceans, living in a house. You do not see yourself like that. Then you yourself will see yourself as the wind, as the thunder, as the lightning, as the ocean, as one with all the elements and forces of nature. Then you at once perceive that death is a mockery, that the aims of human beings to collect money, to have cars and to have planes is only a futile pursuit.

Remember that the great geniuses, the greatest spiritual teachers of mankind were born before the age of science. Imagine that Buddha, Plato, Socrates, Rama, Mohammed, Moses and the other leaders and the other geniuses were born when there was no science. Nature is not so small and so shallow as we perceive it to be. A simple shelter, clothes, a simple diet, but the right way of life are needed to make the human being a captain of all he sees, to open the inner kingdom and to enjoy a life of happiness and peace which is beyond the dreams of the most intelligent and the most powerful people on the earth. Nature, by creating the present impasse, the present dilemma, is trying to save the race from degeneration, from losing forever the possibility of gaining to the kingdom of heaven and to divert it into right channels to win what it can never gain by material means.

I don’t believe that this war or this paradoxical situation is of the Creator, but of human beings themselves. If they could solve the dilemma, they could defuse the crisis… but they are not able to do so. They are helpless. Even scientists are submitting petition after petition, but the situation begins to grow more acute every day. The reason is that we have departed from the laws of the Spirit. I am proposing, with all the emphasis at my command, experiments on the brain, on this center, which is known as Brahmarendra and has been known as such for thousands of years. Its location is precisely described — above the palate and below the crown of the head.

We need to make it known and to show that the human brain is still in a state of evolution and that it needs this type of environment, this type of lifestyle, this type of behavior to be able to bloom in the shortest amount of time. You see, what is happening in our interior is evolution of the brain and we, by living a materialistic life, are creating a conflict between what is happening inside and what we do by our actions and thought. This is the reason that religion was revered thousands of years ago, to show man that he should obey the spiritual laws, in order to reap the greatest benefit.

The incentive of Heaven or the threat of Hell, which is shown in every religious scripture of mankind means, in other words, what is happening today, progress on the one hand and degeneration and horror on the other. There is nothing wrong in the religious scriptures of mankind, only the time has come when, just as science has proved the laws of matter, we also have to prove that nature has already provided in us the potential to reach those higher dimensions of consciousness where a fuller understanding of the universe is possible. As examples, we have already had individuals in the course of history, perhaps hundreds in numbers, known as prophets, mystics and sages, in whom this center was operative, generally from birth.

Most of the mystics, most of the prophets, most of the saviors were religious geniuses from birth. We know about Christ, that at the age of twelve or thirteen he was able to defeat the greatest wise men in debate. The same is true of Guru Nanak, the same is true of Shankaracharya. There have been several child prodigies in India who were religious geniuses from the very start. Unfortunately, the last two centuries have been devoid of true religious genius with the result that the materialistic tendencies, the materialistic sciences, have gained ascendancy with the result we see today.

I am therefore urging, with all the emphasis at my command, that research should be done on the brain to find out the spiritual potential that brought a Buddha, or a Socrates, or a Gandhi on the earth. If there were even two figures in the modern world comparable to any of them, the situation would be quite different. It is this potential in the human brain that has been behind the Hopi Prophecy, behind all the prophecies, predictions and wisdom contained in the Scriptures. It is not possible to do it with the intellect.

My time is up and the subject is so vast. So, with thanks to those who organized this meeting and to the United Nations organization, represented by Mr. Muller, I close my speech.”

As a result of attending this speech, I further studied the Hopi Prophesy and it became one of the central messages in the book Karen and I wrote in 2008 titled:  The Quantum Conspiracy, which is still available at Amazon.  In time, this event and this speech will be recognized as one of the most important events ever happening at the UN.

The Way We Were!

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September 25, 2013

What Just Happened? Three weeks ago it appeared we were being prepared for the next in the long series of our Perpetual 21st Century Wars. We were fully justified in this next war because some of our brothers and sisters had killed some others of our family. An eye for an eye! But as Gandhi said, if we follow that rule to its logical conclusion we will all be blind. Instead, we all woke up…..almost over night and changed the world!

Our representative government actually got the message. We began a new experience in using our power to change the world! Before that we had convinced ourselves we had no say in the government or any power to change it.

The churches we attend mirror some of that convincing as well. Even though Jesus uses the words sin, sinners and sinning only 22 times in the New Testament, many churches magnify sin as a way to keep us in control and caged by the fear that we will have to pay for our mistakes in hell.

We have been created by Love and Love is the core of our being. We are hard-wired to know and are fully capable of acting in a loving way in any situation. We also sometimes push the override button and pretend we have forgotten what is right. But, fear cannot exist where love is present.

God does not forget His creation, which allows us to use His power in the universe. But we resist using this power….out of fear. Marianne Williamson says: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

It falls to each of us to remember who we are and to help our brothers and sisters remember themselves along with us.

Instead of focusing on using our power to change the world for the better, we distract ourselves, standing in lines to buy new iPhones and pretending that we have not befouled our global nest by ignoring how our actions and ignorance are destroying the environment. We pretend that the highest good our brilliant minds can create are unstoppable machines of war and mass destruction. We pretend that our need for guns far out-weighs our concern for native terrorist attacks as we watch 250 mass murders (that is defined as 4 murders in one event) take place in this country in the first 250 days of this year. We live in a society that each day looks more and more like an interrogation room and the government is watching us from the other side of the mirror.

We can change this. Our turning away from destroying Syria is the first step in re-awakening to our power and God’s real help.

The wonder of this recent event forced us to see ourselves in a new light. We are not lowly sinners damned to Hell and pleading for Jesus to come save us, nor does a government hell-bent on corralling us into a free-range prison victimize us as helpless citizens.

We are being led, by our higher selves into a time when we will look again and realize we are not human beings struggling to have a spiritual life, we are divine eternal spiritual beings having a human experience, as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said.

As we make this transition, this shift in consciousness, this experience of a new paradigm we will begin to see more and more often that we are here to love the whole experience of life and each other…..and the day will surely come when we will be astounded that we ever spent any time trying to kill another human being.

As we see each other in this new way and look back on who we used to be, we will exclaim in wonder about our former selves: Who was that?

Secrets of Kundalini in Panchastavi by Gopi Krishna

PAN.COV72 Although Panchastavi was written more than a thousand years ago, it remains one of the five most important books in the world. You might wonder why it came to light at this particular point in time. The answer is simple: Because today the world is being decimated by sectarian wars, and Panchastavi can solve the problem.

The book had been lost to all but a tiny few Kashmiri pandits until Gopi Krishna brought it to light. Only he could have translated it into English accurately. This limited first edition is also unique because it includes the original Sanskrit text for future scholars.

“Judged from the point of view of Karma, this little book, containing no more than 146 verses, couched in a metaphorical vein, crowded with archaic and mythical concepts and notions is yet a valuable guide to a science, still in the making, concerned with the baffling mystery of consciousness. The unknown author of this work unfolds in figurative language the germs of what time will prove to be the greatest discovery ever made by mankind. This discovery, when pursued further with the methods known to science, will not only throw light on the still obscure problems of mind, but also start a chain of revolutionary thinking till the whole area of human life becomes transformed in consonance with the still hidden laws ruling the spiritual destiny of the human race.” — From the Introduction to “Panchastavi.”

Printed on 70 lb. acid-free stock, and case-bound in bonded leather, the book is meant to be passed on from one generation to the next for centuries. 280 pages with Gopi Krishna’s introduction.

The price is $40, plus $5 for S.&H. in the U.S. $15 S.&H. overseas. Order from Bethel Publishers, 86 Wallacks Drive, Stamford, CT 06902.

You Are What You Think

4x6 B&W Chuck Portrait 6032 In the Huna Tradition of Hawaii there is a precept that states: “The World is What You Think It Is.” This echoes wisdom from around the world. The German mathematician Leibniz said: “What a man says about the Universe, oft times tells more about the man than it does about the Universe.” The Hindu Tradition says “all we see in life is Maya, or the Grand Illusion, and we see before us only that which we are, not any ‘reality’.” These are true statements.

Jesus added, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” The truth behind that statement is whatever we do to anyone we do only to ourselves, because our SELF is all there is. There is only one SELF. It is you and you are the Universe. You are a drop in the ocean that is the Universe. That may seem complicated, and if it is for you, then take some time to think about that this week, this month, or for the rest of your life.

James Allen in his 1891 book, As A Man Thinketh, says: “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desire, and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.”

Vivekananda, the great 20th century mystic, says this: “It is thought which is the propelling force in us. Fill the mind with the highest thoughts, hear them day after day, think them month after month. Never mind failures, they are quite natural, they are the beauty of life, these failures. Hold the ideal a thousand times and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more. The ideal of man is to see God in everything. But if you cannot see Him in everything, see Him in one thing that you like best , and then see him in another.”

Now ask yourself, alone and with your highest honesty, “What do I repeatedly think about? What do I long for? What do I really want in life?”

Then look around at the illusion of your life that you alone have created thus far. Do you really want a world that is filled with fear? Do you really want weapons to kill others with because you feel threatened? Do you really want to constantly worry about your material progress? Or, would you like to live in a beautiful garden and be the gardener? Would you like to experience love all the time and say goodbye to anger and fear? Would you like to have a solid hope for the future and your safety in it? Would you like Peace?

Since you are the creator of your life, you are a victim only of your thoughts, and not circumstances. You choose your thoughts and how you will handle everything that comes your way. What comes your way are the circumstances that reflect what you believe and what you repeatedly think about. If you want your circumstances to change and get better, there is a relatively painless way to make that happen: Change your mind.

In 1983 I had the opportunity to spend an hour alone with Pandit Gopi Krishna, the great fully enlightened teacher of the power of Kundalini. Toward the end of that hour I asked Gopi Krishna, “What do I need to do to be enlightened?” He looked me straight in the eye and said: “Just this. Everyday, as often as you can, just think about God, and God will take care of everything else.

I immediately believed him and set about to make that the center of my thoughts. Now, thirty years later, I can see how that one thought has shaped and blessed my life. God did not put us here to suffer and live in fear, despite how some religious dogma says otherwise. We are here to be God’s creatures growing into a world of love, and the secret is so simple it is easy to pass it by.

Jesus said it beautifully: “Seek you first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”

Change your mind today and see what happens tomorrow!

Penny Kelly, ND and Consciousness

Penny Kelly addressed the March combined meeting of Austin’s IONS and INACS organizations. We loved what she said! She has had a remarkable journey starting as an Engineer at General Motors and progressing through medical and physics courses and she currently is a powerful witness to what we all need to know about consciousness. Along the way she had the essential Kundalini experience described by Gopi Krishna. (See the two-part interview with Gene Kieffer elsewhere on this site.) This is a remarkable woman with a wealth of material for the advanced seeker.

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I’d love To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony!


Duke Ellington, when asked how he knew if a song was good, said: “If it feels good, it is good!” This quick and easy answer reveals a profound truth about our species. We come hard-wired to experience harmony because it is one of the necessary elements of our ability to evolve to the next level on our eons-long journey to the target, set by God, for the completion of our evolution at the highest level of Cosmic Consciousness. The dictionary definition of harmony is: “the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.”

New Science Biologists are beginning (very, very slowly) to understand that our next evolutionary step is not going to be the addition of more fingers or toes, but a development in our neuro-spinal energy system which will create a heightened ability to receive and act on cosmic spiritual signals which are rarely available to us at our current level of consciousness. This means we are on our way to experiencing a new understanding of our part in the whole of creation. To get there, we will have to cooperate as co-creators with Nature in our own evolution!

Of course, Nature, in her bounty, has provided us with the tools to be co-creators with her. There is a secret. It is the oldest secret. It has been carefully guarded for 50,000 years to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands. Now, we have arrived at the appointed time for that secret to be broadly revealed. The secret is: Each of us has within us the ability to access the trigger of our own evolution. Creating a life of Harmony with all of life is part of the secret, and our best choice is to accept this incredible gift on our journey.

Just to make it more interesting, we are now hearing a New Science word in everyday conversation: Coherence. Even more curious, the definition of coherence, like harmony, is: “the quality of forming a unified whole.”

What this is telling us, both in the old language and the new, is that living together as a conscious whole…..a whole race, a whole world, a whole galaxy, a whole universe…..is the next step in our evolution.

It is also telling us that those things, events, ideas, actions and people that promote other than harmony are to be avoided. That is one of the reasons this political season is so important to us. As we wake up to discover that twenty-five years ago there were 50 media companies and today there are just five, we will understand how these five entities have perfected ways to manipulate us away from our own best interests and harmony……..all the while, selling us factory grown chicken and high-tech horror movies that they convince us we will enjoy!

Coherence is seen in quantum wave forms…….as more waves move together in the same patterns of ups and downs, they gain power and force. If we work to achieve unity we will also experience the power of coherence….the power of moving past the manipulations that seek to divide us into the power that activates the trigger that propels us, as one, into the next step of our evolution.

Over the span of our evolution, we have become routinely able to experience 50,000,000,000 cells in each of our bodies evolving and cooperating to sustain our bodies so we can each experience life on Earth. Now we are being challenged to cooperate into one humanity where almost 8 billion of us can create a world experience that works for each of us.

If our bodies can do this with 50 trillion cells, surely we can do this with 8 billion cells in all of humanity.

As we act on this larger challenge and seek harmony and coherence with all of life, we will discover there is more than enough of everything to go around and space enough for all of us. The song we will sing will be in perfect harmony.

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Photo: David Saenz

Chuck’s presentation at the July Fourth Sunday Gathering in Cedar Park.

Chuck used the July 22, 2012 Fourth Sunday to compare and contrast the mass killings in Colorado with the stance of major countries, even ours, about the the worth of mass killings in warfare with nuclear weapons. This compares and contrasts with the reality that each of us is a Monarch in his own right, the Universe’s mosts glorious creation, and how important it is to wake up to who we are.