Bob called me this afternoon, surprised that I had so promptly posted his words after receiving them in the mail just yesterday (see my prior post written by him, “Robert”). He then went on to say:
“Something’s happening to me. I’m not sure if you’re doing something, or if I’m doing something, or if the “Powers That Be” have pushed some magic button, but something’s definitely going on.”
Bob went on to explain how yesterday he had worked a long day painting a rental home. He had arrived home shortly after I had posted his words, though he was totally unaware the nature or timing of my post. He had poured himself a glass of orange juice and was completely stunned by his experience. Though he had numerous times drank the same brand of orange juice, and though he quickly reviewed every variable, noting nothing different, this time the taste hit him in an unprecedented way. It was exquisite! Absolutely delectable! He wonderingly relished every sip as he savored the delicious flavor, continually asking himself just what had changed. Bob then made himself a simple dinner salad with avocado, red pepper, and onion. Again, each bite was beyond delicious. Bob had never remembered enjoying any prior meal so much before. His experience transcended anything he had yet partaken of. He finished with a slice of cherry pie and again was overcome with the divine taste experience.
Repeating his original question, he asked, “What is happening to me?”
Smiling into the phone, I responded. “May I relay a personal story that might assist you to understand?” To his affirmative response I shared how, in 2001, I had walked into the closet to find my first husband standing facing towards his hanging clothes, a stupefied look upon his face as if his world had just come to a standstill. Wonderingly, I asked, “Are you okay? What’s happening?” David (1) responded: “My clothes… my clothes are so, so… boring. Have I always dressed in such drab colors?” I then looked to see his clothes, mostly white shirts and dark suits, hanging before us. The colorful shirt I had purchased him for Christmas months before lay still in its plastic wrap, unopened.
And then I understood. With tears of JOY streaming down my face, I embraced him. “Your eyes are opening! You’re beginning to see!” I realized that with his recent (yet what proved to be short-lived) opening of his heart and mind, he was, literally, circumcising his spiritual heart. Light and spirit were now capable of entering in through the cracks. He was gaining IN-sight! Together, we went out that very day and purchased for him simple shirts in each of the seven colors of the rainbow, allowing him to manifest his brightening OUT-look on life which had become possible because of his increased IN-sight.
I then taught Bob that what he was now experiencing was the result of the greater spiritual light that he was allowing into his life. Although his treatise (which had become yesterday’s post) was very difficult for him to write, Bob had heeded his inner guidance (and my invitation) to serve those who would read it by sharing the results of increasing his vibration with concerted effort. His post, entitled “Pain or ???” was meant to show that by choosing high-frequency thoughts/ feelings/ actions can alleviate pain and bring one greater JOY and happiness. Yet, Bob was soon to find out there was even more reward than he had anticipated. Not only will his Inner Guidance Counselor be capable and willing to increase his stature and restore every hair to his head (Matthew 6:27), but the journey would prove profitable as well.
His heavenly meal of last night would go on to prove to be the first of many upgrades Bob would notice of his sensory experiences. As he continued to purify his intentions and serve humanity with joy and gratitude, his senses would continue to reward him as his body and mind likewise undergo tune-ups. The precious personal commandments that he was now capable of hearing and implementing in his life allowed for all his tastes, his appetites, desires, and passions to all become purified and come into greater alignment. I explained that religions teach the “ten commandments” of Moses in such a way that they seem prohibitive and punitive. Not realizing that these are the “lower law,” intended for those most lacking in spirit and requiring more outside control, the adherents were largely “obeying” without the sense of JOY and rejoicing that could be realized if they understood the profound benefits possible when one’s life is fully integrated with purity of intention.
I then shared with Bob a term that I had conceived which I had called the Princess and the Pea Syndrome. “The Princess and the Pea” is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity. I relayed to him that I had personally come to notice how different I seem to be from others in terms of my exquisite sensitivity to the energy both in my environment and physically and spiritually sensed. Later, I googled the “Princess and the Pea Syndrome” and discovered that this name has also been applied by others, “experts,” who understand and promote it so unwisely.
Heightened sensitivity is nothing to be alarmed about, just understood.
Like the princess in the inspired fairytale who could feel the presence of a single green pea beneath 20 mattresses as she slept, so will each of our senses become more heightened and stimulated as we become more in alignment with our royal nature.
Indeed, the prescription is:
- listen (deeply and with pure intent to your own inner promptings, your personal “commandments”)
- obey (immediately, accurately, and with sincere zeal)
- utilize hind-sight to ponder and see the ramifications (both short- and long-term) of your obedience. As you do, you will come to realize that the quiet director within your rib-cage is wise and to be trusted.
- trust this inner guidance with greater and greater degree
As one learns to truly trust one’s Self through vigilant and joy-filled obedience, one learns to truly love one’s self. This is the implementation of the first great commandment: “Thou shalt love the lord thy god (THY SELF! the True and Holy Voice that speaks from within) with all thy heart, and with all thy might, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” THEN, as one loves one’s pure and real Self, to that very degree, one is able to “love thy neighbor” even “love thy enemy”… “as thy Self.”
The reward for Self love is the heightened frequency with which one vibrates allowing the inner AND outer senses to operate in a higher octave. Like Bob, when one’s thoughts, feelings, intentions and actions become more pure, then one becomes more enlivened and realizes more the JOY for which s/he was created.
trust self = love self
Then, the more one loves them Self, the greater trust they will have for them Self, and on and on, upwards and onwards, all the while radiating out a palpable LIGHT to others, furthering the True Hope in this world.
And it will not be only the taste of orange juice that will be heightened, but all one’s JOYs will be increased, each and every former degree of happiness and sensory delight will be exquisitely enhanced.
I will continue to write much more about the JOYs of becoming in alignment with one’s True Self and utilizing one’s unique experiences and propensities (as Bob shared yesterday through his post) to bless humanity properly. Stay tuned for part 2.
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.