Love Hearing People Complain

I absolutely love hearing people complain, followed by what they’re gonna do about it.

When you notice some story of an atrocity which rocks your being piercing your soul to your core, you recoil and understandably upset. What happens next determines whether your opposition to this offensive subject will oppose it, or add power to it.

If you complain about it, great. That makes you feel better about it, because you’ve found a way to release the burden of it and pass it on to someone else.

I get excited when I hear someone complaining about something passionately. It instantly attracts my attention as I anticipate what comes next. I listen… if nothing else follows, I am disappointed. Instead of complaining and in a sense, courageously making a stand, by placing themselves in the bullet’s path, this person has just promoted the very thing that made him or her upset.

Instead, I love hearing people complain, followed by what they’re gonna do about it.

Tell me about the thing that upset you, tell me that you researched it to make sure the matter in question is valid (and not simply a false story to distract your attention from the good things in life and to make you fearful), and tell me what you’re doing about it. Even if it’s only donating $5 to an organization that is combating this offense.

If you complain in a venue which is highly public, like social media, then you have exponentially impacted the offending subject, intentionally or unintentionally, either for or against the thing which has upset you.

Do you want to promote this thing that has upset you? Fine, post something offensive in social media, with you acting as it’s PR promoter. Post about how horrible this atrocity is, without offering an opposing solution.

Do you want to be a part of the solution, to quash this thing, to stamp it out forever?

Then, complain. Post to your heart’s content. Put yourself on the line by telling me and the world what you are doing about it, and let your inspired action inspire me and others to join the cause.

Now, I’m excited!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton could have just complained about not having the ability to vote because she was a woman. But she complained and said, “I am drafting a Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances,” which addressed the basic rights which were being denied women at the time.

How crazy it might have seemed, when she, Lucretia Mott and a few friends met in her home to draft her declaration. Anyone looking in from the outside must’ve thought this an impossible task. Really? That one woman would stand against the mightiest political machine ever contrived. Are you kidding me? This dwarfs King David’s youthful account of slaying Goliath by hundreds of times.

She complained, followed by inspired action. She started a movement, complaining, and allowing others to join with her voice to be heard. 72 years later, because Elizabeth Cady Stanton complained and stood in the bullet’s path, the 19th Amendment was passed, granting women the right to vote.

This is only one small example among hundreds of thousands of true stories depicting what people can do to make a difference in a troubled world, and it starts with one.

Will you be the one who adds to the confusion and dysfunction of the world or will you be a part of the solution?

The choice is yours.

Remembering Aaron Fairbairn on the 4th of July

It was on Independence Day, ten years ago, when we received that fatal knock on the door. On the 4th of July, there stood a Sergeant and Chaplain in full dress uniforms on our front porch, with sad news about our 20-year-old son’s being killed in an attack, early that morning in Paktika, Afghanistan.

PFC Aaron Eli Fairbairn 20 Aberdeen Washington Died July 4 2009 Paktika Afghanistan

Though our family could not survive the loss of young Aaron, the memory of his heroism lives on, as having served our country honorably, while surrendering his all by answering the call.

Jeff EJ Jaycie Tabitha saying goodbye to Aaron Eli Fairbairn RIP

The 4th of July used to be the most joyful celebration for our family, and now it has turned into that pivotal day honoring Aaron’s sacrifice (as well as all the sacrifices, great and small) of all who participated in ensuring we can celebrate this weekend.

PFC Aaron E Fairbairn carried to his final resting place flag casket

Enthusiastically enjoy this weekend’s events, and if you care to, take a moment to give a nod to all who have made this possible.

I honor all who have helped make our American Independence Day what it is today.

 

#thankyouaaron

 

 

 

 

See also: Aaron Fairbairn

 

June 2019 Image Directory

Wrapping up the month of May, here’s a quick screenshot review of the month’s news. Let me know which ones you like the most. Thanks for your input, -David M Masters

You Can’t Do God Wrong You’re Offended Protect Yourself Feeling the Draw of the Bow?
Take Your Shoes Off What Are You Going to Do? Dimensional Dimensions
This is Happening Now When Things Don’t Work Out as Planned

 

 

You Can’t Do God Wrong

I meet people who are struggling with “God” all the time. Some of these people are so broken and in pain and suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and have decided to reject God because of the suffering they’ve endured in His name.

Stop defining God by religious activity. Not that there is anything wrong with religious activity, in and of itself, unless it is performed in the absence of Love.

God is Love and without Love there is nothing. Do not choose to opt out of Love because you suffered at the hands of men serving religion.

If you love, God is there. If you live and breathe, God is there. If you hate, God is there. If you’ve ceased to live, God is there, for there is God’s Love is everywhere, all the time. God will never leave you, or any thing. God is there, 24/7, limitless, eternal, and if you believe this, if you can have an understanding of God’s limitlessness, God is more. God is more than you could ever conceive of.

I’ve known the most scholarly students of God, who know more than I could ever comprehend of God and He is so much more. You cannot define God, but you can seek God and there is no dishonor in attempting to knowing God in the best way you can.

Do we miss the mark? Certainly, for any of us are only doing the best we can with what we have, but if you have all the knowledge of God, all the power of persuasion and miracles, all the words and best intentions, and have not love, you could do better.

It’s easy to sit back in your religious easy chair and judge others for doing God wrong, but you, any of us, cannot do it wrong.

If you’ve been wronged, hurt, victimized by those who are trying to learn everything they can about God, serving God the best way they can with the information they have at the time, God is there, and when it seems like there is no love there, God is there, in you.

When it seems like all is lost, and feels like there is no God, God is there. God will never leave or forsake you. People, on the other hand, are fallible and can do things which are void of love, but God’s love is still there.

The problem with people who stop learning, growing, and expanding, is that they think they’ve arrived at their Godly knowledge destination, and maybe they have, but God is greater.

Whatever you (and I’m including myself, here) think God is, God is infinitely more.

People can let you down, talk behind your back, betray you, stab you in the back, and victimize you, but God will only love you.

Please, do not blame God for the actions of others, who may have acted in His name. Some of the worst events in history were atrocities performed in the name of God, but just because someone claimed God’s anointing, doesn’t supersede God’s love. Just because a person claims to be acting on the behalf of God, doesn’t make it so.

So, the ownness is on you. You are loved, you are love, and without God, anything that is would cease to be.

You may have been told that there is only one way to be one with God. This is true, but people get bogged down by the definition of the “one way,” when in reality, there is no way to do God wrong, but we could have done or could do God better.

You can seek God, continue to learn and grow in any way you see fit, and if someone challenges you in your pursuit of God, bless them, for they are only doing the best we can. Could we do it better? Yes, any of us could, no matter where we are in our spiritual journey.

Know this,

You Can’t Do God Wrong

All any of us can do is the best we can with what we have, and you are allowed and encouraged to maintain your relationship with God in whatever way suits you best at any time. You could try to not create the separation of exclusivity and allow others to find their own way, blessing them all the way.

And above all,

Love

Love. That’s who God is

And so much more.

You’re Offended Protect Yourself

You need to protect yourself from predatory forces, no doubt. You are under no obligation to suffer at the hands of anyone else, ever. You must do whatever it takes to seek protection, but exercise caution when you protect yourself.

When you’re offended, you’re noticing the contrast. Excellent! This is step one.

I know this seems counterintuitive, but you may consider responding only with love. Anything else will bring a tsunami of drama. Seeking retribution or justice will only attract drama to you and your life, in general.

Why? Because any negative energy attracts more negative energy. It doesn’t mean that justice will not be served, because a world of love will see that all things will work themselves out. People do not have universal permission to relentlessly terrorize others without some repercussion. The repercussion will be delayed by you if you are active in pushing against what you do not want.

You assert, “But this is wrong!

Yes, this is not right. You know it is because of the way you feel. You are offended. This feeling that you feel is the first step in recognizing that something is not right, and you are right.

What you do in the next seven seconds is of the highest of importance.

You can justify your feeling of being offended and submit yourself to be a victim of the overwhelm of negative energy. You can assert your self-righteousness and think about how you can, in your flesh, take matters into your own hands and set right the scales of justice.

No one would blame you for that. It is the default setting for our world. We want justice, and we want it now. Even if you secretly wish some karmic retribution, you are casting a spell or a curse, which can come back to bite you, thinking, “Oh, he’s gonna get his.”

Many options avail themselves to you to hurt someone back. You have the ability in this world to usurp the power of the universe to create balance out of chaos in an instant. And some of these knee-jerk reactions exerted in the seven-second window have far more power than you imagine.

Especially if you put it out using media or the Internet because while it feels good to push back in the moment, the negative empowerment takes on a life of its own and you are unable to take it back if you have a better sense of things later.

Or, you can choose love, which is the higher vibration of the universe which sets all things right. Maybe not fast enough for your selfish desires, but in a way that serves others and the world in a higher manner. This means there will be suffering, and people may suffer deeply in the process of balancing in a way that will serve the greater good of all mankind.

It requires commitment and diligence in loving and maintaining the love vibration to allow this thing to work itself out in a way that is sacredly divine.

Your feeling offended by something is an important part of the process of applying love to all things.

If you push back with any negative response, beyond the seven-second grace period, you are adding momentum to the thing that you are being offended by.

In the best-case scenario, you can take the second step and use those seven seconds to pull yourself out of the negative undertow and focus your attention on the opposite in love.

Instead of taking a defensive position against evil, ask yourself what you could do which to refocus your energy in the direction of love-fueled powerful support for the precious good which could be enacted on the opposite end of the scale.

If you are able to wrap your heart and mind around this concept, the thing which has offended you is rendered powerless. It no longer has power over you. It has triggered that higher part of you and empowered you to support the love response.

This is when the world begins to change massively.

It starts with you.

Others will be joining you in engaging in the love response to those things which you are awakened to.

As more people join-in. the negative energies are no longer sustainable, for they need the negative energy (the pushing pack) to survive.

The love response dissolves negative drama.

You are under no obligation to accept this concept at any time. Do whatever you think is right for you. But rather than fully reject his idea, just file it away, and as you see things progress in their natural fashion, you may want to reconsider at some later date, or not.

In all things, you could have seven seconds to change the world.

Think about it.

Feeling the Draw of the Bow?

You know what you want. It takes an incredible amount of energy to get you from where you are to where you want to be. The moment you have this thought, the universe gets to work to make your dream come true.

God, or the universe, takes your idea from the quiver of life and set your dream into the energetic bow.

You are focused on the target (what you want). Then the master archer pulls back, you can feel yourself moving further and further away from the target. Building the energy required to get you from the bow to deliver you to the target builds as the bow is slowly drawn.

At full draw, you feel like you couldn’t be further from what you want, and you might feel like it’s time to give up and do something else, something more within your reach.

Many people, frustrated with the process routinely dismount, exiting the energetic process.

For those who diligently stay focused during the entire process of the drawing of the bow persist remaining locked into the bow regardless of the feeling of moving away from the target (their dream) trusting in the process in faith.

The master archer continues to draw back on the bow, takes a deep breath, and you’re tempted to feel as though this has been a worthless process. The faithful remain.

Then the universal archer exhales. You’ve come so far, if you can just trust and hang-in-there, even when it doesn’t make any sense. This is your dream, your promise. You hold on, in faith.

The archer releases.

Bullseye!

You hear about these people who have trusted the process in the news and the media as being overnight successes, and we cheer. Witnessing this sudden superior flightpath of the arrow precisely securing itself in the target, gives us hope.

We believe, and it is true, that any of us can do it, any one of us can do it.

And you dare to dream. You focus on your target, and God, or the universe, removes your dream from the quiver of life, and sets your arrow into the seat of the bow.

Do you have what it takes to hang on, and fight the odds, your own disbelief, and do what it takes to stay true to the process?

It may take work, a lot of work, time, effort, even blood, sweat, and tears, especially if the amount of energy that must be built up over the drawing of the bow is significant.

It is easy to get discouraged.

Will you be able to maintain the sustenance necessary to withstand the process?

If not, no problem.

The universe still wants to see your dream come to fruition, so if someone else is willing to adopt your dream who is willing to see this thing through, no matter what, they are loaded into the master’s bow.

If they can sustain, they will hit the target.

You can always dream a new dream.

The more you build your strength and commitment to your dream, the longer you can stay in the energy of this process, the better the chance you will be securely in the grip of the master when the grip is released.

Wham!

You made it.

Take Your Shoes Off

I am still that little child that found security in having his feet bound by a warm pair of socks and tight-fitting shoes. That little kid had the occasion to see the feet of older individuals who preferred the barefoot life, and to him, this visual impact of seeing those feet was tragic. So unlike the beautiful feet, he had seen in advertising and on the television. He vowed his feet would never look like that.

The appearance of a well-disciplined and cared for, perfect foot, he decided at this early age, would be the feet he would sport for life. This is a commitment to his feet he would maintain throughout his adult life.

Later, in his late teens, he adopted a preference for the ministerial sciences from a Christian perspective and heard stories about Jesus and His feet. In loose-fitting sandals, he walked over 21 thousand miles. His feet must’ve… ee-yeww… what a sight they must’ve been.

Then, there’s the documentation of the washing of Jesus’ feet. This story has a different effect depending on the recipient of the data (if you know what I mean) but for me it was icky. Then there’s the whole foot-washing fest with the disciples… Really?

By some act of God, I made it to the ministry with my feet safely and securely bound tightly in my socks and shoes, even safe in the house always with my feet hidden in slippers or at the very least fully socked.

I continued my journey, evolved and expanded, all without having my bare feet ever touching terra firma. I have been through many different spiritual trainings and disciplines since then, and it has been quite a journey, all with my feet covered (except for baptism, one foot-washing escapade, and a firewalk, which I pulled off successfully, and no one knew how truly traumatic these episodes were for me). There is no courage without fear.

I have been living in what might be considered the wilderness, surrounded by acres of magnificent forest in the Pacific Northwest, and three weeks ago, my bare feet wandered outside, and now I am having glimpses of something that was missing from my past.

Yes, this was the first time my feet ever actually touched the earth that I can remember. And since then, I can barely keep my shoes on.

Now, mind you, I still care about my feet and I have no intentions of going off the rails, like some kind of wild Mick Dodge, but I get it now.

I share this story with you, because there is hope for you.

It is highly unlikely that you have issues with your feet and shoes, like me, but there is something that you have resisted along your journey, that for whatever reason, due to social programming, or some other personal blockage, has been keeping you from moving forward in something that continues to call your name.

You do what you can to avoid it, but keep moving forward, thinking this is unnecessary, even ridiculous. Nonetheless, it harkens to you.

I took my shoes and socks off, on my own terms, knowing it would not kill me. I tried it, and it was lovely.

I am smart and take precautions in my bare feet, for I must have the tenderest of all feet, yet here I am taking bare baby steps to “earthing,” connecting to the energy of our planet intimately, in a way I had previously been unable to experience.

I have heard and known about this for many years, and I have literally danced all around it, until this time in my life when I feel like the time has come for me to engage in Mother Earth’s mambo.

So, what is your barefoot moment?

Is now time for you to

Take your shoes off

And try something new?

What Are You Going to Do?

Alright, no doubt. You’ve been disrespected, even abused. That was a terrible injustice, but what are you going to do about it? The answer makes all the difference.

You can feed into the cycle of abuse, it’s the natural response.

Your boss says something which cuts you to the quick, and you resist lashing back, but when you get home, you say something biting to your spouse, who doesn’t want to rock the boat, and one of the kids gets inadvertently put down. The child goes to school and barks at another child, who disrespects a teacher, who disrespects a coworker, who gets upset at a cashier at the supermarket. The cashier strikes out at the person who is rounding up the shopping carts, who comes home and kicks the cat. The mom who sees this outburst expresses her frustration and the pet abuse, gets the dad upset, the family has an outburst but the father tries to settle the dispute, and he’s your boss, who it short with you, yet again, and the cycle readies for another round.

While, admittedly, over-simplified, this is the pattern of abuse, which can only be interrupted by nonother than (you guessed it), you.

The buck stops here, with you. You are the only one who can stop this abuse from running, like wildfire, throughout the world.

I like the way don Miguel Ruiz refers to this as “emotional poison.” When someone is the recipient of emotional poison, they know of no other way to ease the pain than to put it on someone else. So, he or she strikes out at you, now you’ve been infected. What are you going to do?

The next time someone disrespects you, infects you with their emotional poison, you could instead make the conscious decision to break the cycle. You can affirm, “This stops, here and now, with me.”

What you do next changes everything.

You can disable, the emotional poison by applying empathy, forgiveness, and love. You seek to understand that your boss was infected and have empathy for his or her condition, forgiving the transgression because you know what’s happening. After all, your boss is only doing the best he or she can do with what they have.

Your boss doesn’t know what’s going on, but you do.

But you’re still infected. You can’t just push it down, cover it up, and ignore it, because that will cause the wound to fester and build up more poison inside you, ‘til… well, you know what happens. Either it finds a way to come out in an explosive event, or it will cause your immune system to deteriorate, making you more susceptible to illness, accelerated aging, and possibly premature death.

That’s why you need to apply the most powerful healing energy of love to the wound. And when you do, something amazing happens. The wound heals enabling you to powerfully chose the love response. So, now…

What are you going to do?

When someone judges you, you can have the wherewithal to understand what’s going on behind the scenes and not take it personally.

When you are rejected, you can find acceptance that things are what they are, nothing more than that. Search your self and see if there is any value or hidden (meaningful) message in the rejection, otherwise, let it flow right past you, as if it were no thing. And it was, because it really had nothing to do with you, and far more to do with your rejector trying to release their own poison in that moment.

If someone tries to shame you for something that is just the way it is, there is no reason to defend yourself and you can have compassion for that person who tried to disempower you.

You have the ability to break the cycle of abuse.

You can be the person you needed to reach out to when you were hurting, instead of falling into the trap of becoming someone who perpetuates the spreading of emotional pain.

You are better than this.

You are the interceptor breaking the flow of abuse.

And when you respond empowered by love, people notice. While emotional poison is highly contagious, so is love.

Love is the sacred virus which uncreates and transmutes fear and all its trappings.

Choose love and with powerful intention help infect the world with it for freedom from emotional disease.

Love is most powerful.

Apply generously, rinse and repeat.

Dimensional Dimensions

There is a lot of talk about dimensions, and there are many dimensional possibilities and realities which are unrelated, yet we refer to them the same, as “dimensions,” and if you’re unaware of these representing different ideas, it can be confusing, to say the least.

There are at least seven dimensional versions of our universe running simultaneously. Every once and a while you may find yourself in an alternate dimension, where everything appears to be similar to the dimension where you primarily reside in, but something’s different.

Phasing into another dimension causes your awareness to trigger certain responses inside you and you have a knowingness that something is not right. Consciously, we feel certain things, like Déjà vu, the feeling as though you’ve been here before.

You can be in a meditative state, and your consciousness can float off to a different dimension allowing you to feel and see what is happening in this dimension from a completely separated vantage point, while your body remains here. From this point of view, you can see that so much more is going on than you could possibly see otherwise.

By shifting from third to the fourth dimension, you can astral or time travel quite successfully in this dimension, even interact with the third dimension without being seen, because you can see the third dimension because it is vibrationally beneath you, but the third dimension cannot see the fourth, unless you consciously phase back into the third dimension, which either comes naturally to you, or can be learned.

There is some confusion about dimensions due to the restriction of the language and knowledge we have of the word, “dimension.” Yet the reality of the full understanding of dimensions is a struggle to contend with using the power of the mind when there is so much more in the arena or endless possibility.

There are so many dimensions, in type, function, science, and possibility. There are some who specialize in dimensions of a particular structure, yet there remain infinite possibilities in all dimensions. As much effort as we exercise to better have a working knowledge of them, they continue to expand, not unlike our universe.

When you witness a discussion about dimensions, it’s easy to be distracted by your knowledge of dimensions, to participate it is helpful to determine what type of dimension is being discussed to establish a baseline for effective communication or research.

Practical applications available to mere mortals are dimensions of consciousness which represent vibrations of beingness. Most of us maintain a frequency which resonates at our default setting which is defined as 3D. The third dimension is our default setting, here on planet earth. For the most part, this limits our experiences to those which can be perceived and interacted with terrestrially.

Yet, you are so much more. Humans have the innate ability to transcend the third dimension, and this ability is ever increasing, especially as we are amidst the current evolution of humans at this time and space.

There has never been so exciting a place in time and space than the now which we all are sharing individually and collectively as the human race. We have witnessed and are experiencing a technological evolutionary process, at very much the same time as we as beings are also evolving.

With this growing awareness, things here in the third dimension are holding our attention to this reality less and less, as we become more interested in the dimensions which vibrate around us become more accessible.

The fourth dimension is more readily accessible in states of less consciousness, as we sleep, dream, even let our attention wander while primarily remaining cognizant of the third dimension during waking hours.

As our consciousness expands, we are finding more or us accessing fifth-dimensional consciousness.

This is no surprise and is the direction our human evolution is headed toward.

The day will come that the vibratory frequency of this planet will shift to 5D, and there we will be, as this becomes the default setting for us and our world.

For the majority of us, no participation will be necessary, only the allowance of the evolution to take place. Even if you fight against it, you will not prevail, for you cannot stop it, no matter how hard you try. Oh, you might be able to slow it down, but even with your best efforts with all the resources of this planet combined, you cannot stop it.

Many of us think of this as a process, and for many of us aware of the existence of more and more that surrounds us a permeates us, this is a process as we try to force the evolutionary process, but as we all know race-wide evolution takes time.

Yes, there are those of us who are jumping ahead, pushing the envelope, and they are becoming more aware of the evolution which is taking place before our very eyes. These are the expansion explorers of our day, sort of paving the way, piquing the interest of those who are unaware that they, too, are evolving.

Not to forget that there are many other dimensions which are out there (more than can be defined or numbered) which exist and are accessible with the only real power that exists (for without it none of this does) and our connection to this source is ever increasing.

This is humanity’s destiny. And there are many destinies which lay beyond.

You are so far more than you think you are. Even as far as you could possibly extrapolate the possibilities, you are more…

How much more?

You tell me.

This is Happening Now

This is happening now, and you are here. Every day is a new day, and we are evolving and expanding, individually and collectively, what an incredible time to be alive.

So, you’re just minding your own business, staying true to what you know, then someone with a similar resonance crosses your path on their way to pursue the fullness of their journey, and in that moment, the two become one.

Granted, this moment will not last for long, for our individual journeys are so, well, highly individualized, but how blessed are we to share a similar vibration with someone else along the way.

Here we are, in one of the most exciting times on our little blue planet, and if you are aware, you can see, witness, and possibly play an influential part in the current evolution of humanity.

What a fascinating time to be alive two see two worlds occupying the same space at the same time, each struggling for survival in their own ways.

I don’t know if there are any of us who have completely evolved, or that any of us ever could be from this point forward. Its as if the process, once you get fully open and in allowance of it, maybe there is no evolutionary destination, per se.

I have been so blessed to witness so many things amidst this evolutionary process, things I might have thought previously were a little crazy, or even not possible at all.

Being open to this process has left my consciousness open enough to see (and have some understanding of) things which were beyond my ability to experience, as I was limited to the 3D experience.

Now, I am feeling like there is so much more, and here I am in the thick of it, watching it all happen all around me. To anyone else, this might be overwhelming or appear as utter chaos, if you could see it all at once…

And here I sit, watching it all unfold, and see the sacred harmony of this moment in time. There is nothing more incredible to behold. Rarely, does a day go by, where I am not in awe of the utter magnificence of it all.

Then, there are the people, the very special people in my life, who I love and care for deeply, who have no idea about what is happening, or the potential they have in this place and time in our world. For the process is happening, but it requires the allowance of the host (you and me) for it to activate and let it take us to the next level.

There are so many of us frightened of what becoming a higher being might look like, then there are others who will stop at nothing (that means they’re likely to do or say anything) to stop this from happening at all.

Nonetheless, this is our destiny, to evolve and expand. What lies ahead? Who knows?

But if you’re like me… you are loving this so much, and I am blessed to have shared this moment from a shared perspective with you.

Keep the faith, stay the course, and let all that is happening to unfold in whatever way it must to accomplish this most amazing feat.

And all of this, and none of this, would have been possible without you and the part that you are playing, right now.

God bless you as you journey forth, and thank you for sharing this moment with me.

We are not alone, we are one.

And we are here.