(VI) (DM) Bob Fickes: Competition and Secrecy Equals Ego and Fear / Looking at Life with Reverence / Independence
Competition and Secrecy Equals Ego and Fear
A message from Bob Fickes
August 21, 2015
The Sun shines everywhere and each flower enjoys. The flower blossoms and its inner beauty are displayed for all to see and admire. This is the way of Nature and the flow of the Life Force of the universe.
Human nature has been hidden from view and controlled by the limitations of our ego/mind. When we look at the world through our ego/mind we see a narrow view of reality, and the more we focus the more narrow our view becomes. Then we become afraid and worry about not getting what we want and start to compete. We become fearful of the delicate flower of our dreams and the tender nature of our heart and try to protect our self. Instead of seeing the support from the universe, our mind conjures up worry that our dreams will never come true. When we close the curtains of our window to the world, even the sunshine cannot get in. Then we feel lonely and inadequate.
It all began from the limited view of our ego/mind and multiplies our fear as we narrow our vision of reality. Open the curtains of perception and let the sun shine into the room of our heart. All fear will disappear and we will feel the support of the sunshine of the universe touching all life everywhere. There is no competition between the flowers. Together they make a beautiful garden. Each flower blossoming in the sun and doing what is natural to do as a beautiful flower so everyone can enjoy their beauty. What a shame that our ego/mind has become so shut off from the flow of the universe. When our heart is open and the sun shines into our heart, all the Life Force and love power that we need comes to us and our life becomes magnificent.
Looking at Life with Reverence
A message from Bob Fickes
August 22, 2015
Even before we get our Enlightenment, we can begin to see how magnificent life is. Instead of snarling and complaining, take time to appreciate the amazing phenomena that life is. Every cell of our body is radiating life. What a miracle that is! The plants, the trees and the animals are all such wonderful expressions of the love that is in the universe.
When I take time to appreciate life, I realize what we talked about a few days ago, “Namaste!” I bow down to the God that is everywhere. My heart swells up with good feelings and I feel more alive and more in love than the moment before this realization and I feel better. What a miracle! Even in just a few moments my life has changed. Looking at life with reverence is a great blessing. Reverence for Nature, for the universe, and most of all for our body and the life we live. Reverence means to revere, to look beyond the appearances and see the majesty of life that fills this universe.
God is Love. This universe is a magical display of Love and God. Namaste! I bow down to this and make it holy. How wonderful I feel! Amazing how a simple change in our view transforms our life into heaven on Earth. One small step can transform our life and become an infinite step for God to wake up inside of us.
A message from Bob Fickes
August 23, 2015
Deep inside of us at the very center of our being is the ocean of consciousness we call the universe. The center of the universe is inside of each of us. The consciousness of the universe rises up inside of us and moves through us in everything we do even when we are not aware of it.
The ocean moves and a wave is created. We call this the wave of our individual existence. But the root of our individuality is found in the ocean of infinite consciousness that is hidden beneath all of our thoughts and feelings.
Because we are so focused on the things we do, we cannot see the universe that is hiding beneath our activity. We look outside instead of inside to determine each step we take. When we look outside, we are subject to the push and pull of the outside world and cannot stop what happens in the world. We become a slave to the exterior world and feel lonely and frustrated.
True independence can only be found when we learn how to directly perceive the source of the universe that is hiding deep inside. When we recognize that our consciousness is one with the ocean of the universe, then the ocean moves through us more consciously and more powerfully. Each step we take has the force of the universe behind it. Each step we take is in harmony with the universe and everything around us moves to support us.
Independence can never [be] found by doing what others tell us, nor is it found when we only react to the events in the world around us. This type of response comes from the world around us and not from our self. We call this dependent action.
We start to feel more happiness and power when the ocean of universal consciousness rises up as a wave of inspiration from our heart. Our heart is the home of the Inner Universe and the very core of our existence. Knowing what our heart wants not only makes us happy, but also brings support to everything we desire. Whatever our heart desires is coming from the source of the universe inside of us. Whatever our heart desires is also the desire of the entire universe that surrounds us.
True independence motivates the universe to come to our aid. Find the way to take care of yourself and you will no longer be dependent on something outside of yourself. True independence is the real path to Enlightenment and total freedom from dependency and despair. Find yourself and trust yourself. Do what you can do to take care of yourself and you will simultaneously discover that the universe will support every desire that you have.