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Yoga Mat Reincarnated

When your once well revered yoga mat used for 17+ years in a dedicated & masterful EFFORT to relax & quiet the mind suddenly reincarnates into a  cushiony object for your knees while planting a flower garden, its probable that YOU ARE AWAKE !

~ Other observations indicating wide awake-ness/awareness :

  • You catch a friend blatantly lying to you and you smile in full acceptance that it is all just happening.
  • Your partner comes home from work to find two hideous, one hundred pound columns installed by the gas company in the newly paved driveway, in full reaction mode he removes the beams, and you simply watch quietly in full acceptance that it is all just happening.
  • Money in your checking account is dwindling; your savings account is gone; you have been technically unemployed since November 2011 except for the occasional odd job, yet there is NO FEAR present inside you, NO FEAR as to how you will continue paying your bills because you are in full acceptance that it is all just happening.
  • You travel 1300 miles back to your parents home, to stay for a week and completely enjoy yourself with out distress or negative reaction of any kind because you are in full acceptance that it is all just happening.

So far these are the most immediate observations and Kate is still nowhere to be found.  All the reacting has ceased. All the fears and anxieties have dissolved. All the judgment, blame, resentment, and opinions have simply disappeared. No more resistance, no more needing or desiring to control actions or outcomes. And most notably, as living a liberated life happens, the view is crisper, cleaner, warmer, and filled with endless space.

Occasionally I look in the mirror checking to see:  “Am I still here?  Did I some how endure a head injury and just forgot it happened? Did the alien ship finally arrive and I am now just a host for some extraterrestrial? ”

Nope!

Every moment I attempt to test and look for loopholes. Every moment I pull back the curtain to check for the wizard, and so far the only discovery made is this…

THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE A LIBERATED LIFE.

ITS ALL JUST HAPPENING! 🙂

Thank you I am for this moment!

AND

Thank you I am for ghnow, awarenessishere, harish rajpal, padre ralph, brenda blasingame, knowthesphere, heoalchemist, ram0ram, just bliss, nomad grad, frank, tanveer raug, cheryl, daria and anyone else I failed to mention. Thank you for following Simply Begin, your comments, compassion, and support are truly appreciated! Sharing these stories/events with all of you continues to be another amazing happening! It was always an intention to connect with people globally, never did it occur that one can Simply Begin by starting a blog!!!

And Kate also thanks you for sharing your adventures with her!

Truth, Freedom, Happiness & Joy to ALL

~Kate/ I am


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DIRT IS TRULY GOOD!

Today was again, truly awesome and I am happy to report Kate is still no where to be found! Many seem to have exact dates and times that they can hold up and say: ” I woke up on such and such date”, that is not something known, it was much more gradual for this being. And it seems like as more of the awareness resides, the less I know about anything and the more nobody I become which is really cool. Its very refreshing to actually not know stuff and be a nobody!! It allows for a limitless abyss. And then a question arises: “What do we really know?” This seems to be the million dollar question as of late. But I digress, back to the dirt! Approximately 5 hours, give or take, were spent clearing out all the debris from remnants of last year’s epic failure of a flower/vegetable garden. This being my first time gardening, LOL, since the apparent awakening it was really frickin’ cool! I discovered a new “aha” moment too. Nature kicks major pa-tootie. All the years growing up as a landscaper’s daughter, I always did the work because it was an expectation. And even up until last year (when I turned 38 and have been out of my parents house since 17), I did the work still because that’s what people do in the Spring, they plant shit! So there was the same behavior template laid out in front of me. I immediately began laughing at the memory of last years struggles. All the resistance against the weather, then the endless frustration about the deer, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, ground hogs, mold, and bugs. At one point there was an actual belief that the squirrels and birds were deliberately messing with me, as they took turns digging up all my new seedlings. I remember being convinced that it was all a CONSPIRACY!!!! Yes, I had issues and that is absurd, but also a beautiful example of “Victim Mode”. Today though spawned a new revelation! Here I was (apparently) doing all this work and it was completely effortless. I stayed in neutral and unattached to everything as it happened. Completely aware at all times. Robins were feeding on worms that I had uncovered; Phil (short for Phylis, our very pregnant ground hog came over to visit for a bit & munched on some nearby greens); squirrels were doing there usual race and chase, and here I was like in a scene from Snow White, singing and whistling while I worked. No fear, no anticipation, not even thoughts arising, just presence. Never have I felt so completely connected to Mother Earth and all her inhabitants! At one point I actually sat in the center of the soon to be flower garden, grabbed and held fistfuls of dirt and rocks, and weeds. WEEDS!!!! I enjoyed pulling weeds!!! Ironically, I even felt high and still do but do not take drugs! How is this possible? To feel “high on life” but no chemicals in the body? Is it possible to become addicted to the NOW? Not sure, but I have to say, being one with it all IS super cool and highly recommended! All in all, today was another magnificent day and the death of kate and the life left behind of drama is not missed one bit! Today’s most magnificent discovery was this: DIRT IS TRULY GOOD! Stay tuned for more observations of living in the present moment! Truth, Freedom, Happiness & Joy to ALL! -Kate/ I am signing off…..


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DAILY RELINQUISHING

DAILY RELINQUISHING

Disclaimer: “Relinquishing” is a methodology that may help with quieting the mind. It  “directly points” to deconditioning the fiction that has been programmed into us since birth.  

RELINQUISHING is not a religious or spiritual practice.

 – Please create quiet space 2-3 times a day (only 5-10 minutes is necessary per session).

–  Meditation is a plus but not required, use whatever relaxation method that suits you as long as you are not compulsively thinking or doing something.

– Please remember: You are perfect, no matter what arises & falls there is no right or wrong. Life is just happening. Only our thoughts & beliefs create suffering/pain and continue to perpetuate the illusion/unconsciousness. EGO (what Kate refers to as: ” the little shit”) loves to use thoughts and beliefs as they are its primary power source. Listening to your mind will make you a victim of fear, guilt, remorse, pity, punishment, “poor me’s” and create pain.

–  Relinquishing on a regular basis keeps EGO (the little shit) in check and create space for love, happiness, serenity, peace, truth, freedom, liberation, creativity, and relaxation into what is now.

–  Life is always about choice, and ALL misery is created by EGO (the little shit).

–  When you take the initiative to truly Realize, Accept and Understand: I am, you become accountable for all actions and reactions.

–  Free Will is the ability to choose how to act and react to all situations, circumstances, people etc. So in essence, the only one responsible for misery/pain/suffering/illusion/unconsciousness is The Little Shit! What does this mean? Well essentially there is no more blaming people, circumstances, situations, things for unhappiness. That is just a trick of The Little Shit. So stop it!

–  Lastly: LIFE IS NOT PERSONAL, REALITY IS NOT PERSONAL, ITS JUST ALL HAPPENING.

“Radical change happens when it is realized, understood and accepted (I am)~ that things, people, places, circumstances will NEVER bring true happiness (consciousness/awakening). These will only perpetuate compulsive mind/ thoughts/ beliefs and keep us completely unconscious. You will know when you are there when you are no longer in opposition to what is happening in each moment”- Kate/ I am 😀

~Much Love, Truth, Freedom, Happiness & Joy to you

Okay, now for the nitty gritty  5, 4, 3, 2, 1, …….. Ready, set, go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Relinquishing #1  

“Thank you I am for denying me the knowledge on the first best optimal way to proceed; Thank you I am for optimal guidance free of EGO; Et al ad infinitum, Thank you I am.”  

Relinquishing #2

“Thank you I am, I reject and relinquish each and every, any one or more and all fears, beliefs, causes, sources, and behavior templates; All Sources- that manifests a memory of an event that induces, produces, generates and or creates a belief; All Causes that are reactions to the experience or event; All Reactions that form a belief and manifests it’s emotional content; Et al ad infinitum, Thank you I am.”


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Dance of the Seeker/Sufferer

A conversation with a friend inspired this article. So here is an apparent “neon flashing message/sign post/ direct pointing ” that may be of interest to help de-mystify and deconstruct what we think we know…. 

When one is seeking for the truth it is extremely difficult to unwrap the mind out of illusion.

Largely because there is still this thought-pattern of “a destination we must get too”. There is still the concept of “emotional baggage we need to rid ourselves of first”. “Once I clear out all the negativity from my thoughts and old reactions and patterns, THEN I can get there, I will have arrived!”

All this IS the illusion. This is the mind/thoughts/beliefs/ego, that perpetuates the story of a separate identity!  This is exactly what Jesus, Buddha, Ramana Marharshi, Osho, Mooji, Ganga-ji, Eckhart Tolle, Tony Parsons, Lisa Cairns (and many more) are attempting (apparently) to describe!!!

ONE CAN’T GET THERE BECAUSE ALL ARE ALL READY THERE!!!  ALL IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE GATELESS GATE, THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS, IS-NESS, AM-NESS, NO-THING, ALL-ONE, TRUTH, HAPPINESS!!!!

But…. the Seeker/Sufferer (fictitious mind made self) continues to dance in “thoughts”, “fears”, “beliefs”, “should’s”, “could’s”, “would’s”, “ought’s”, “what if’s”. The madness of the mind is the human drama, the human condition of seeker/sufferer. It is all artificially manufactured in the mind and is the mental noise that prevents us from realizing, understanding, surrendering and accepting the I AM!  So the Being Formerly Known as Kate (apparently) hopes you stub a toe hard enough (yes it can be painful) in the  Dance of the Seeker/Sufferer and finally surrender to letting go of everything you thought was true, TRUTH & HAPPINESS Just IS !!! ITS FREE! NO BOOKS, NO METHODS CAN TAKE YOU THERE! Cause you are all ready there!!!

Disclaimer: this doesnt mean you have to stop your practice of meditation or methodology, it is just important to realize, understand and accept that there is no destination, YOU ARE THERE !

“Come see for yourself!” Jed McKenna

WELCOME, YOU HERE!

Oneigaishimasu!

-Kate/ Is-ness