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Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/11/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am seeing myself succeeding because I am seeing myself reaching those goals I set out for myself! I am succeeding because I am progressing and I am progressing because I am taking action to succeed! I am daring, challenging, and adventuring for my success! I am seeing myself as a success doing what I enjoy…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2017/12/10/09-3/

Commitment to Love

Each day upon arising we make a decision, even if there’s no awareness of this one will either start the day in cooperation with the Divine Purpose or our own purpose; along with this decision are its consequences.

The lack of love in our lives is what causes our problems. Quieting our mind allows us to understand how this lack overtook us in the first place. When this is seen, discovering what caused our lack which in turn kept us from cooperating with life becomes the core principle of life. We decide to adhere to this so the blocks to our innate love can be removed.

This decision will be one that we will need to affirm over and over every day so we can come to understand what closes our heart and takes us out of harmony with life. The most important part of our decision is aligning our will with the Divine Purpose of the Universe which is to love. Change does not occur by itself so developing a steady regular practice is how it will happen.

Our decision entails a practice to develop an awareness of what will bring quietness into our life by learning to live in the present moment. This is the place, being present to what’s here, where the quietness begins and where life as-you-know-it ends. For most the only place the mind lives is in the past or the future as most minds have been conditioned to think the past or future is better than the present. This is what creates the noise in the head and the closing of our heart. Our whole practice is learning to be committed to being present so our innate love is allowed to arise which puts one in cooperation with life more often than not.

An EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK, THE MOLECULAR SLAVES

An EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK, THE MOLECULAR SLAVES

Yours truly would like to meander here a little. With your permission of course. And this is really interesting. So please hang on.
Yours truly has a small question for you. Or maybe, we can say a few small questions.
Q-1/ Who is a good singer?
Q-2/ Who is a good dancer?
Q-3/ Who is a good painter?
Q-4/ Who is a good doctor?
Q-5/ (Perhaps the most pertinent one) Who is a good writer?
There may be a million different answers to all these questions, like this and that, and so on and so forth. If you were to answer all the five questions on a piece of paper, I believe that it would require at least a couple of pages, if not more.
But surprises of surprises, the real answer, that is THE TRUTH (which can be only one), is very surprisingly simple and is a one-liner.
‘That Singer/ Dancer/ Painter/ Doctor/ Writer, WHO HAS A LOT OF MONEY, is a good Singer/ Dancer/ Painter/ Doctor/ Writer etc. etc. ‘
This may be an anticlimax of sorts and a most confounding answer that raises more questions than it allays. While I do agree that it has a surprise element in it, if you introspect and look deep enough at yourself and society, you shall realize that this is the absolute truth.
We live in a Quasi-Hobbesian society where powerful and strong run after the even still more powerful and strong, where the aim of each individual is to become all-powerful and omnipotent. It consists of almost entirely of ‘Quid-Pro-Quo’. Reciprocal ‘give and take’, which can also be interpreted as ‘Buy’ and ‘Get Bought’. In my native India, we take this concept a step further by trying to buy out ‘Almighty God’ himself. Now tell me, who would not like to have the Big Boss on their side? A little undeserving favor, a small lift to get an unfair advantage over others, a wink at a misdemeanor, a blanket pardon for a cardinal sin? We Indians have taken this game to a totally different dimension where we actually try to morally corrupt and deprave the Almighty himself, by offering astronomical amounts of money, sinfully lavish gifts like several kilograms of gold, and all other forms of inducements and bribery available in this world, at some very filthy rich temples. Any amount of money or investment looks infinitely and infinitesimally miniscule before the imposing mouthwatering  prospect of having the Supreme Lord himself as your battle buddy, your guarantor, the one covering your filthy ass, and as your caddie, as you play the golf of life on the golf course of time. In some temples, even alcohol is offered to god as an aggrandizement, in return for an unfair and sometimes blatantly unethical favor. And there is one more aspect to this ‘Great Indian Auction of the Almighty’, where the highest bidder gets to have the Lord on his side, even if he or she is the vilest and most despicable person in the Universe. Most of the bidders for ‘God’s Unflinching and Wanton, Indiscriminate, Unethical, and Unscrupulous Support’, will never ever dole out even a farthing in charity to help the poor or the needy. After all, who needs their company and support? Can the poor and needy help a sleazy contractor to land an under-the-table deal worth a few billions of rupees? Or can they save a murderer or a rapist from the long arm of the law? Only our God is capable of performing such stupendous and improbable feats and sleights of hand. These feats are possible for our God only. ‘SO, IN OUR GOD, WE INVEST’, period, coma, semi-colon and full stop. So much for the great Indian God Auction.
So in our society, having a lot of money equals to excellence in whatever one does. There is a Canadian lip-synching asshole of a pop-star whose concerts draw millions. Now the question arises as to why do these hopeless and congenitally brain-dead seekers willingly pay through their nose, only to get cheated at his concerts in millions, while they give a go-by to the really good artists? And all this while knowing fully well that this self-styled artist is really a con-artist? The answer is, THIS JERK HAS A LOT OF MONEY. Lot of money equals to excellence in whatever you do. So, we must all attend his concert again and again, and be swindled repeatedly, so that the crook can have more money, which will make him even better as a singer.
In my case, no one really acknowledges me as being a good writer, because I HAVE NOT MADE A LOT OF MONEY THROUGH WRITING.  In fact, when I tell people that I am a writer, the first question asked invariably and unfailingly by all is about the amount of money that I have made through writing. I maintain a meaningful silence hoping that the people would misinterpret my silence to mean ‘A LOT’. I know that I am hoping against hope, but so far, no potential customer (victim) of mine has ever committed this blunder. Maybe, a second look at my face and my appearance, answers all their niggling doubts and misapprehensions. The decision is taken on the spot to not to have anything to do with my books, no matter ‘how well written or listless’.
Now consider an impossible, improbable, and hypothetical case. Suppose the Government of India were to confer me with an award like maybe the ‘Padma-Shri’. (This award is very prestigious, but it still lacks that what all the people look for in a good writer, or for that matter in a good singer, doctor etc., which is ‘LOTS OF MONEY’). Now the society will, maybe, grudgingly acknowledge me as a person who writes. But, hang on, they are still not going to buy my books. Because still, there is absolutely ‘NO LOTS OF MONEY’
Now let us consider another hypothetical situation. Let us say, some obscure and shady literary group who want to launder some of their ill-gotten black money in order to avoid some legal prosecution, suddenly decide to award me say, ‘The Golden Balls’ award for literary excellence. But this time around, ‘The Golden Balls Award for Literary Excellence’ also carries a cash award of one million dollars. I assure you, the moment that the money part of it gets flashed on the media, a million copies will be immediately sold. My publishers will be at their wits end to meet the sudden spike in demand and waiting periods and bookings for my books will ensue. People who do not like reading books, and even the dumb and the illiterate, will all buy several copies of all my books, including the worst crap, as a status symbol, even if they are never ever going to, and neither intend to read even a single line of the book, JUST BECAUSE THE WRITER HAS MADE A LOT OF MONEY. Now my books will have what it takes to become a best seller, which is the snob value of having been written by an author, who has made A LOT OF MONEY. That is the way things are in this world. This is the innate human nature and there is absolutely nothing that me and you can do about it.  Hope you enjoyed this little jaunt and holiday from our main topic.

Coming back to the plant kingdom, according to many of the under-informed, they are inanimate as they do not exhibit apparent movement relative to the ground. So it is okay to behead, maim, maul, and mutilate them in each and every diabolical way that we can.
It is also very normal and okay to steal their children and to grind them to flour and then knead them into bread. It is okay to crush their body parts and take out the fluids and to then discard the dead bodies without any ceremony. If one looks at it with this skewed perspective, your kitchen will remind you of concentration camps, and your plate of mortuaries and morgues.
That could also be the beginning of the end of another malaise afflicting mankind, called hunger.
   It is funny as to how man equates his own attributes as being the attributes of life and sometimes, even as being the attributes of the Super Creator.  Man has red blood and white bones and pink muscles. So, to qualify as a living entity, each organism needs to have red blood, white bones, and pink muscles. Anything short of that is sub-human, sub-living, and sub-animate. Needless to say, God also has red blood, white bones, pink muscles, and also has two arms, two legs, two nostrils, one mouth etc. like us, looks exactly like us, and the icing on the cake is that God also thinks and behaves exactly like us. So, God is also prone to human like emotions like anger, love, hatred, bigotry, prejudice, a very punishingly bellicose and vainglorious bloated ego, superiority complex, megalomania, totalitarian and despotic behavior, dictator complex etc., just to name a few
Those interested in acquiring the title can get it from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Molecular-Slaves-Biju-Vasudevan-ebook/dp/B01BQGGJNS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
There is a low priced Indian version available on Flipkart n Amazon too. 

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/10/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
"I want my life to be much better, so I am doing more with purpose, passion, and compassion! I want more goodness in my life, so I am doing more good deeds with others! I want better situations and better circumstances, so I am behaving good with my actions and communicating good with my vocabulary..."
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Harmony With Life

When there’s the understanding that cooperation with Universal Energy allows one to be in harmony with life, it is then that one will experience liberation from the bondage of self.

There is so much wasted energy trying to arrange life to be a certain way that it keeps our Creative Intelligence from fully emerging. Wrong effort will never produce beneficial results. Truly understanding how our self-centered behavior was the cause of all our problems gives us something tangible and real to work with. The Conditioned Mind Patterns which manifest in the form of behavior are something we can see, something that was developed over time, but they can be changed.

When this behavior is observed and understood it’s at this point that it becomes known that this is the block to our cooperation with Universal Energy or God if you’d like. With this knowledge we know in our hearts that we are finally on the path to freedom and happiness. No longer is there ignorance of how our lives had been controlled. Through recognizing our self-centeredness and taking responsibility for it, we learn new aspects of our mind. We learn how our behavior alone can take us out of harmony with life. We no longer look up above (outside ourselves) for our answers. We start to look within because we know this is where they are.

When there’s cooperation with one’s own Creative Intelligence, there’s cooperation with Universal Love. This love is what allows our harmony with life and when there’s harmony with life there’s harmony with all beings. Imagine if this harmony was aspired by the entire human race, I’m not sure what the results would be, but I can only guess that the world would be much different.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/09/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I desire for much more goodness to enter my life, so I am allowing the bad to dissipate from my thoughts! I desire for a greater amount of love to come into my life, so I am letting hatred and pessimism to fade from my emotions! I am allowing more of what feels good to flow through my thoughts, through my actions, and through my communication…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

A Conditioned Illusion

The illusion that the past or future is a better place then what’s occurring right now creates our lack and in the process our incompleteness. A created purpose is a created illusion.

This is my understanding of how a person becomes conditioned throughout life, all without permission. We use the past and future to fulfill a created lack in the present moment. This lack is created by the Conditioned Mind (our ego). When we understand we are complete just as we are and nothing added will ever make us more complete, we stop using the past and future as a means for our fulfillment. The illusion created is that we need something for our completeness, whether it’s an object, a created purpose or whatever else our Conditioned Mind conjures up. So we search the past or future for it, but when one is present, there’s nothing needed so the search ends because there’s the realization one is complete; in stillness is our completeness because in stillness we are present. The illusion that the past or future is a better place then now creates our lack and in the process our incompleteness. A created purpose is a created illusion.

A person’s created lack is dependent on the way Conditioned Mind Patterns rule their life. The more controlled one is by these Mind Patterns, the more one lacks and the more this lack will be filled with behavior (the need to reach for something) that isn’t conducive to one’s spiritual well being (love). Learn to change the conditioning so there isn’t any lack created and you will always be filled with love, which is the essence of stillness. The lack doesn’t have to be there, but that’s dependent on how one practices living by principles that allow you to be filled and guided by love instead of trying to constantly fill a lack.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/08/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am taking the necessary steps forward to support and encourage my joyful state of being! I am stepping forward as necessary to support and encourage my positive affecting emotions! I am grateful for my continued success, thankful for every step of my way, and loving the support...”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Your Own Tools

We are all unique in our own way and until it’s realized your answers are yours and yours alone, you will continue in the discontented search mode grasping for someone else’s answers.

When someone’s way is studied, all you do is learn what tools that person was given to get to where they are and even though you may think they have your answers they don’t, they can’t because we are all different and no two people have the exact same experience. Granted some seem to really get it, whatever it is, but I can guarantee you, the only reason it was gotten was because of the self investigation of their own mind. Why most people remain in the discontented search mode is because they are looking for a magic answer out there somewhere. This discontented search mode uses many things, from religion, politics, the spiritual path, careers, programs, significant other, children, drugs, ayahuasca, and whatever else the conditioning in place tells you is needed. It’s designed to keep you in its discontented search mode reaching for the next thing instead of looking at yourself. Looking inward was the turn around for me because the tools needed for this to occur were revealed when I stopped looking to someone or something else for answers. Many people share great pointers, but everyone has to find the ones that allow you to look at yourself.

The Conditioned Mind is so much more cunning than is known because it’s designed to keep you from awaking up. I was in discontented search mode for forty nine years until the day came when I realized no book, program, person, religion, philosophy, or anything else had my answers. That was the turning point when I began investigating my own mind. It doesn’t concern me one bit what anyone thinks of me because I don’t profess to have your answers, but I do have mine and how that came about is what I share. I point that’s it and what is pointed at is to stop looking for someone else to have your answers. We are all unique in our own way. Until it’s realized your answers are already within, and they are yours and yours alone, you will continue in the discontented search mode grasping for someone else’s answers even though all anyone can do is share the tools uniquely given to them.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/07/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

"I respect myself with enough love not to allow myself to be negatively affected by people's moods, attitude, and behavior for the worse against my success. I love myself more than enough to respect people's unhealthy choices, negative opinions, and poor decisions throughout my interactions for continued success. I am striving to positively affect my environment with more than enough love and respect for myself and others..."

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Attach Nothing

Attach nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine that, needing nothing to be happy, joyous, and free, and understanding that you’re complete just as you are.

Without inner silence the mindfulness needed not to create your stories will not occur. Even though this writing is a story of how not to create stories, the mindfulness of writing it helps to minimize the attachment to it, so once it’s written it’s complete. What determines if it’s the end of the story or not is how it’s related to one’s identity. The more it’s needed to form an identity, the more attachment there is and the more there’s a created story. No attachment, no needed story, no needed story, no discontentment of what isn’t. In this space all you are left with is what is, not the story of it, but the actual reality of what’s occurring.

Story, after story, after story. The story of how I feel, or the story of my book, or my life’s story, there is an endless supply of stories, that is until one becomes mindful that the story teller and the story are one in the same. Being with what is instead of a created story of what isn’t will be a most difficult endeavor, but it will be the most fulfilling lesson you will ever learn about life. Just be in the silence of what is. Attach nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine that, needing nothing to be happy, joyous, and free, and understanding that you’re complete just as you are. It’s right there within your grasp, right in front of you, but you will never truly be mindful of it until you realize it’s not a story that you’re grasping for, it’s what’s already there.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/06/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am finding my way through to my goals and dreams with persistence, patience, and perseverance until I succeed with satisfaction! I am discovering various ways, resources, and ideas to reach my goals and dreams until I conclude with satisfactory results! I am succeeding, I am progressing, and I am learning my way through for satisfaction…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Projected Ups and Downs

The label of up and down isn’t applied by life, it can only be applied by you. Life is simply the stillness which everything arises from and it never labels itself, only the projection of what you see can do that.

The so called ups and downs of life have nothing to do with life. There are no inherent ups or downs with what happens daily, the ups and downs are all a projection of your own mind. If you go to the doctor and you are told you have a year to live, taking it as a down is strictly from you, it’s a projection of your mind. It’s the same if let’s say you write a book and it becomes a number one best seller, if you think that’s an up It’s also a projection of your mind. You see life is never personal, it doesn’t particularly care if you win the lottery or lose your job. It has no say in what one considers an up or down. You can make up a story that life cares, but that is from you not life. The ups and downs of life don’t really happen, that is until the label is applied.

There’s so much nonsense that goes on between one’s ears and it’s all a projection of your own conditioning. It may seem as though it comes from something outside of you, but no label is ever applied by life, it can only be applied by you. So say your prayers, attach to the way you think things should be, but understand this, life is simply the stillness where everything arises from and it’s never up or down because it can’t be. You will label what happens anyway your conditioning tells you to and until this is seen life will continue to have its ups and downs, but only because that’s what you and you alone project.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/05/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
"I am here alive because I matter! I am alive here and now for many reasons and greater purpose! I am living with greater purpose, greater joy, and greater value worth sharing! I am happier when I continue with good intentions, good purpose, and good thoughts worth exploring and exploiting..."
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

The Best Tools Available

Everyone uses the tools they think are the best ones or they wouldn’t develop them, but that doesn’t mean they are the best tools available. If a tool is truly the best, it will never ever cause suffering to oneself or others.

One can only use the tools that have been developed to react to life situation. Whatever ones that have been developed to cope with life whether it be alcohol, drugs, anger, programs, therapy, medication, suicide, cutting, fantasizing, success, wealth, poverty, race, greed, envy, false pride, religion, tv, politics, sex, food, and so on, they are only used because they’re thought to be the best ones. If the developed tools stop working, new ones will need to be developed that work better. If no new ones are developed, the old ones will be used again and again. There is no way around this.

You will know when you are using the best available tools because they will never cause you or anyone else to suffer. What’s meant by a best tool is reflected in the actions that manifest. If there is conflict within that causes conflict with others, something isn’t right. The best tools will never cause conflict because that would equate to suffering. The gauge to see if the tools being used are truly the best available is in how much attachment one has. Attachment is the cause of all suffering so it’s a true gauge that can be used. Self investigation is also a tool, matter of fact every reaction one has is the result of a developed tool.

The best tool will never ever cause suffering to oneself or others, this is a fact. It can’t because it’s based in the quietness of love. Tools that are based in attachment to satisfy oneself cause suffering and this occurs regardless if one thinks they are using the best tools. Love doesn’t attach or ever cause suffering, nor do one’s developed tools as long as they are the best ones available.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/04/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am choosing bliss every day over sadness because it benefits my life in every way going forward! I am choosing love every day over hatred because it serves my moments in every way moving on! I am choosing gratitude every day over anger because it helps my mind, my body, and my soul in every way…”
to continue a greater life!Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Awareness

Awareness aware of awareness…..that’s it

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/03/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I have the strength to release the anger not helping my happiness and serving good in my life! I have the strength to release the depression not helping my success and attracting love in my life! I have the strength to replace hate with love to help me feel better, be better, think better, and live better…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Limited Choices

Going through life without an understanding of how the mind works makes this existence much more difficult because it limits the options. Limiting the options, limits the choices.

We discover the cause of all suffering when we are truly able to see our thinking for what it is and understand how it creates feelings and emotions that aren’t real. They feel real because of what our association is to them, but their reality is relative to our thinking and the association to our identity. When this is discovered and we disassociate with this kind of thinking, we become more aligned with the Creative Intelligence of the Universe which to me is love; love is what gives us so many more options in life.

When we stop believing in the nonsense of the self created world of thought, we learn how to allow love to be our guide. This is when we will be able to see our thoughts for what they truly are, disassociate them from who we are, and separate the ones that cause suffering and aren’t beneficial to anyone; this is when our suffering ceases to exist. This is not some belief, it is something factual, and I know this because it’s my direct experience. A thought cannot cause anything unless it’s given the energy needed to do so and this is what determines if the thought is held onto or not. The more it’s held onto, the more control it has over you. In the awareness of this is one’s freedom. It’s one’s own ignorance of this that creates one’s own suffering, and the suffering is caused by going through life without an understanding of how the mind works because it limits one’s options and with limited options one has limited choices.


CELEBRATING MY ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! GREAT SAVINGS NOW!

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             Here is the latest review, posted by Jaime Contreras on Amazon and Goodreads, “One of the Best
             teaching  Christian Books I Have Ever Read”

       “I am grateful for this book of hope, strengthening, and developing a mature relationship with the Lord.

       In truth, it is very basic in content and quite appropriate for a new Christian or someone who has lost touch with the Christian way of faith. The spirit of love comes forth and the reader benefits from this. The book is based on the lessons of love and guidance found in Matthew 5-7. Being that the Beatitudes form the base of this book, Ms. Kamenos spends a large part of the book focusing on the need to be humble, mournful, meek, righteous, merciful, pure in heart, and peaceful. The author lays out the need to master these basic lessons for it is the only way one can be one with the Lord. The author shines a new light on the words and concepts of peace, purity, meekness, humility, righteousness, charity, love, et al. by citing the scriptures and the biblical meaning of such. By focusing on such basic concepts, the author delivers a vital insight into the tenets of the Christian faith.

This world is full of evil and the believer must be able to stand up against evil and be a minister of love, hope, peace, and charity. This book serves as a handbook for believers because it encompasses the essential lessons for living a Christian life and battling evil. The reader of this enlightened book has a valuable tool. Like any stellar teaching, one must take the concepts taught in this book and wield them in righteousness. A firm foundation in the lessons taught on the mount and throughout Jesus' ministry will gird one for life and bring one into an intimate relationship with Jesus, the Savior.

Finally, this book was written with love and faith. I praise the work of the Holy Spirit leading Ms. Helen Kamenos in this work. I rate this one of the best Christian teaching books I have ever read.”

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Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/02/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am willing and capable of changing what is not helping me feel good, think positive, enjoy life, and experience awesome adventures! I am willing and capable of releasing what is not helping me to love living, play for fun, share my ideas, and embrace relations! I am willing, capable, and empowering myself today…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 12/01/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I can be happy because I possess the power to feel blissful, to enjoy events, and to satisfy myself! I can be better because I possess the will to learn, to improve, and to experience the world for myself! I can be optimistic because I possess the power to feel positive, to appreciate my blessings, and to love others…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Self Consumed

We seek because the Universe calls us, we see because the veil of ignorance is removed and our energy is directed by the director of that in which we seek.

We are a product of the Universe. We are not a product of ourselves. We did not call for our creation, nor do we call for the time when it will end. Our existence is a product of the Universe and the energy transformed to awaken is from the Universe. This is why we can’t really do anything to transform ourselves. We can only do the necessary practice to allow our heart to open so the Universe can fill us, but even this is not of our doing, the practice itself is from the urging of the Universe.

When there’s an urge to practice it’s because the Universe is calling. The reason some practice and some don’t is because the noise in the head is so loud, the still small voice within isn’t heard. Even though our urging seems as though it’s from an outside source, we are connected to all of life so the still small voice can only be heard from the stillness within. Through our Conditioned Mind we are marred in our self consumption, but understand this too is an urging from the Universe, it’s just not one that produces love. Energy always is, it’s just a matter of listening to the urging and following where it directs you. We seek because the Universe calls us, we see because the veil of ignorance is removed and our energy is directed by the director of that in which we seek.

Spirituality is not magical for a selected few who think they’re special, it’s available to anyone who makes it a practice to listen to the urging from within. The Universe calls, but are you listening? If you think you are listening, are you hearing the true message or are you making up your own message to fulfill a self consumed urging? It takes much quietness to hear the Universe’s urging, but the alternative is to follow our own urging. Now that’s scary because most of those urgings arise because one is self consumed.

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This Christmas Season




The Christmas season has become so commercial, hurried, and even stressful at times. There are so many things on our to-do lists. At the same time, it is the season to cherish family and friends, to experience joy by giving gifts and to enjoy the lights and Christmas music. Each year, as I think about Christmas, I become joyful, and at the same time, anxious. My senses bathe in the Christmas sights and sounds, and yet I fret over what I should buy everyone on my Christmas list, when I know they already have everything.

This year I thought about adding God to my Christmas list. Now, that is someone who definitely has everything He wants. What could I possibly give God? Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is to give God thanks for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me. I have much for which to be thankful. I decided to Google Bible verses about giving gifts to God and what kind of gifts please Him. Do you know what came up? Lists of gifts God gives to us! There was one verse that I remembered from Psalms 51:16-17:

For you have no delight in sacrifice;
    if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.

The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.


A broken and contrite heart is when one experiences sorrow for the sins he has committed, a deep genuine sorrow causing one to become humbled. I have felt this many times, more than I can count. I pray that God will forgive me and guide me in the future. I know in my heart that all God desires is that we love Him and love our fellow human beings. He asks us to be kind and compassionate, generous and caring. In the hustle and bustle of this season of Christ’s birth, I have decided to make it a priority to truly enjoy and appreciate those who He has placed in my life, my friends, family, co-workers and all the students He has entrusted in my care. I will enjoy even the passersby in my life, who I may only meet once in my life, my fellow shoppers, salespeople, drivers, everyone. I will slow down long enough to experience the joy of the Christmas season.

This means that I will forgive the crazy driver who cuts me off, almost hitting my car, to take the parking space I was pulling in to. I will politely forgive the shopper, who jumps in front of me to hurriedly grab the last item on the shelf that I was reaching for. I will forgive the rude salesperson, who becomes impatient with me because I cannot find my credit card in my purse. Forgiveness is the greatest gift we can offer God, especially if we forgive those who have hurt us deeply without cause.

Christ is our example. He never sinned, which means He never hurt anyone. He was always kind and compassionate, full of love for everyone. Yet, He was rejected, mocked, beaten and crucified. Some were offended by the truth He spoke, but even the truth did not warrant such hostility and violence. As Jesus hung dying on the cross, He forgave His executioners and all those who hated Him. His heart remained pure. This is the purpose of forgiveness. We forgive to keep our hearts pure, free from bitterness and hatred.

Join me this Christmas season in giving a gift to God. Appreciate all those who He has placed in your lives. Spend quality time with your friends and family. Thank God and thank all those in your life who have blessed you. Show kindness and compassion to everyone you meet. Forgive everyone. Reconcile with anyone from whom you may be estranged. Put the bitterness and ill-feelings in the past. When you do, you will truly experience the joy of Christ and have greater cause to celebrate his birth.    

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Blocks to Freedom

Why many don’t truly break free from their addictions is because the things being used are usually addressed as what needs to be changed. When what causes the reaching is changed, the addictions fall away.

Our true essence underneath all this false identification is always there, it’s just not known because it’s blocked out. It can be likened to our arteries becoming clogged and blocking the blood to our heart, which keeps our heart from operating properly. This is what happens to us when we block our true nature from arising, we don’t operate in properly. Both blockages are detrimental to our physical and spiritual well being. They both lead to death unless the blockage is undone. In the physical form when the arteries become clogged the heart will eventually stop. In the spiritual form our blockage leads to the death of our spirit. Both cases are equally as deadly and it isn’t always known that its occurring until it is to late.

Many things contribute to our blockage and if this isn’t understood, the blockage will remain. The blockage cannot get undone on its own, hence a broken mind can’t fix itself, when it’s realized the blockage is there, steps can be taken to alleviate it. When you change what causes the blockage, the blockage falls always. You don’t change the actual blockage, you change what causes it. Why most people don’t change is because they are trying to change the blockage instead of what causes it. This is the exact reason why many don’t truly break free from addictions, the things being used are usually addressed as what needs to be changed. Understanding why there’s a needs to reach for anything is the only way the true freedom from the bondage of addiction will ever truly be experienced.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 11/30/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am pressing my imagination for my ideal future with inspiring images, inspiring music, and inspiring history for a healthier life! I am pressing forward with healthier thinking, healthier communication, and healthier living supporting my imagination! I am thriving better when I encourage myself to be, think, and live healthier during my present moments…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Celebrate Life

We are here simply because of the Universe. Life is the Universe’s celebration in the manifestation of our human form and love is our true nature. To awaken to this is to awaken to the celebration of life…

We need not wait for the holidays to celebrate life. Everyday is a holiday because being alive is a celebration of life manifested from the love of the Universe and we are the gift; the present of the Universe to the world. If you don’t think this is so it isn’t because of life, it’s because of the way you are viewing it. You’re probably saying if the Universe is love what about all the unpleasant things that occur in life, or the unloving nature of some of the things experienced. None of this is produced by the Universe, they’re a direct result of the conditioned behavior of humans. The Universe doesn’t directly produce anything. Everything naturally arises as a manifestation of its love because it’s only capable of love. Humans on the other hand are another story. We have the capacity to cause so much destruction, but no matter what we do it will never be our true nature. That will always be based in love, it’s just the way we’ve been conditioned that makes this unknown.

Our celebration is an everyday occurrence and although one day our celebration will not be manifested in this form, our true nature as love will always be. This is the way it is because this is the way the Universe is and since we are a present of the Universe, our nature is always love. When a gift is given to someone in the spirit of love, no matter what happens after the gift is given, it will never take away that it was given in love. No matter how hardened one becomes by their conditioning, love will always be their true nature. Know this truth and you will make everyday a holiday and life will be the celebration that the Universe intended it to be.

Today Self~Empower Self-Communicate – 11/29/17~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
“I am blessed with this breath to enjoy my life how I desire and communicate how good I feel while enjoying my life! I am blessed with this mind to amuse my life how I desire and to positively think how good I desire to make my life! I am blessed with this body to take action upon my thoughts while enjoying my life, sharing my bliss, and celebrating my success…”
to continue a greater life!
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author