How I See Myself – Steve Beckow

Angel of The Presence ~ Aeoliah’s Visionary Art


How I See Myself

From observing myself, I’m becoming convinced that the most important factor in how I feel, how my health is generally, and how I feel about myself is how I see myself.

I’ve sifted through everything – thoughts, feelings, vasanas, patterns, and interests – and what I see as the prime  architect (1) of every action is just that – how I see myself and what I do with what I think I see.

If I see myself as a “lazy no-good good-for-nothing,” then my whole life is skewed thereby.

If I see myself as pure and innocent, as we all are at essence, then my life takes a different direction.

In intergenerational transfer, we imbibe some of the attitudes of our parents. I feared that my parenting attitudes would all come,holus bolus, from my Dad and so I didn’t want to be a father.

All of this was happening way below conscious awareness but the battle raged on between me and my Dad for decades.  Always I was proving him wrong: “I am not a lazy, no-good good-for-nothing.”

Many of our issues – vasanas, patterns, and even interests – are also subject to intergenerational transfer.

Then there’s the slice that I created newly. My vasanas, mypatterns, my interests. I start owning it. Reparenting is my latest strategy to ease myself out of those.

I’ve been working away at that, again, for decades.

But all of these are so many news stories of a life. Read all about it. Steve still battling with his Dad. Blames all on Father.

We all know that news stories change every day. If we want to stop the stream of them, we need to look behind them and find the one who is pulling the strings, the puppet master, the creator of the stories.

We use the word “ego” to refer to a cluster of things. I’m going to choose a different way of referring to it, calling it a quality of mind – the survival instinct of a mind convinced that it is only material, subject to death, alone in a competitive, cut-throat world, etc. As the Buddhists do, let me name it “worried” mind.

My worried mind thrives on conflict because it sees itself coming out on top. This is its coping mechanism or survival strategy.

It has no hesitation in criticizing me – whether the last generation did so or not is not a consideration.  It does so to spur me to action.

It sees things from a Social-Darwinist perspective: Life is a struggle for existence in which only the fittest survive. Wealth betokens fitness.

It also sees them from an Empirical-Materialist perspective: Life is only what we see, hear, touch, taste, etc. If we cannot detect life in this way, what we’re conceiving doesn’t exist. So goodbye archangels, galactics, and the Internet. (2)

In this case, the news story – the issue – is me blaming Dad for all my ills. The next moment it may be my poor performance in this area over here. The puppet master pulls one string after another and sees what develops.

It engages in a self-serving dance aimed at ensuring its own survival in a competitive and worrisome world.  What it gets from the dance is reassurance of its own survival: someone is protecting me; I have enough money to get by; I’ve come out on top, etc.

It’s that puppet master that we need to notice. Not in a critical way. (Been there. Done that.)

But in a loving way. It has, after all, helped keep us alive all these years.

Remember the scene in Men in Black, where the man’s face was removed by the coroner, revealing a tiny spaceman inside, just about dead, manipulating all the little levers in the head?

Well, that’s about the situation with the worried mind. Whether it comes early or late, someday we realize all the wasted energy we poured into worrying. And we just let it go. Que sera sera. What will be will be. Just like the little spaceman.

It’s all mythic anyways. I’m not going to die when this body falls away. Give me a break. (3)

This world is not run on competition. That’s what’s brought us to the brink of destruction – mutual,  assured, and mad.

It’s run on cooperation.

On and on the myths go, associated with Social Darwinism and Empirical Materialism.

The puppet master can now step down, with a grand round of applause for a job well done, keeping me alive all these years.

Thank you. You’re on vacation. Heaven knows when I might need you again. When judgment has transformed into discernment? (4)


(1) Not prime motivator – that’s how we feel.

(2) A galactic invention, as is the computer you’re reading this on.

(3) See New Maps of Heaven at

(4) Judgement is biased, subjective; discernment is neutral, objective. Judgment is based on values; discernment is based on facts.  (This sounds like a strange reversal of Empirical Materialism.)

Judgment is associated with the worrying mind, trying to ensure its own survival by judging others. It is hierarchical and in service to self.

Discernment is based on a soul-level love of fairness and justice and a wish to see it extend throughout the world, in service to others, the collective.

Discerning discussion is in Perro: It’s neutral, shorn of attachment to any interest save establishing the truth.

Discerning decision-making arises out of calm reflection after a review of all the documentary and testimonial facts. It’s aim is to make a compassionate ruling arising out of reflection on the credibly-established facts.


Angel of The Presence ~ Aeoliah’s Visionary Art

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EMBRACING EXPANDED AWARENESS – Archangel Zadkiel Through Linda Robinson

The Last Song ~ Ina Wong @ DeviantArt


July 2019 Message


Greetings Beloved Ones,

WE ARE Archangel Zadkiel and Lady Amethyst, and we greet you with Love. Today, we wish to discuss embracing expanded awareness.

You are being presented with many opportunities to expand your awareness as the higher frequency energy continues to reach your planet. It offers you many possibilities to move forward on your ascension path and to work for highest good.

The new energy brings an array of options that exist simultaneously in the higher realms. In the quantum field, they are already present and exist as unlimited potential, even though you may not be consciously aware of them.

They are there waiting for you to select the one that you would like to choose as the next step on your ascension path. You are able to bring this into manifestation through your thoughts and emotions.

Before you can manifest your next step, it is necessary to be aware of the possibilities that are awaiting you.

Expanding your awareness allows you to explore a greater range of options. This begins with a realization that there are things beyond your current knowledge. It implies an openness to explore new avenues and realms for expanded possibilities. Being aware of these realms does not mean that you will automatically select them. It just means being open to receive and examine new ideas.

This process begins with a willingness to be open to an expanded awareness. You may wish to set an intention for this. When you have an open mind and a desire to know what else might be available, you can relax into the possibilities. Opening your awareness is similar to letting the Light shine through a portal. The more you focus on the portal and the Light, the more it will expand. Then, your boundaries can become flexible rather than rigid.

As you become more relaxed about the possibilities, you can approach this from a ”What if … “ type of perspective. You may think about all of the ways that boundaries have been opened in the past … things such as the concept that your earth is round, that reincarnation has been documented, and that photos of other planets have been taken. When you realize that expanding awareness has been a part of humanity for many ages, you can picture yourself as part of an ongoing process that has occurred for eons.

You can approach it from a point of wanting to know what concepts you might find to be just what you have been looking for. It does not mean that you have to accept whatever might come into your awareness. It simply means being willing to relax and look at the possibilities and then discern what is right for you.

The benefits of embracing expanded awareness are many. It provides you an opportunity to continue to move forward on your ascension path by taking a look at higher concepts. You may find that you can look at situations with an expanded perspective. They may not seem as clear cut when viewed with an expanded consciousness. Instead of being an either-or situation, you are able to see the many shades of variation and subtleties. You may gain an entirely new perspective about others and their views.

Even if you decide that the new possibilities do not resonate with you at this point, you have made strides on your ascension path simply by your willingness to expand your awareness.

The more you are willing to expand your awareness, the more new concepts will be presented to you for consideration. This allows you to discern and select the ones that resonate with you and your path.

As you continue with this process, it becomes a natural pattern for you, and you continue to rise to higher levels on your ascension path.

Beloveds, we are happy that you are embracing expanded awareness and that you are using this for highest good.

Know that you are greatly loved.

WE ARE Archangel Zadkiel and Lady Amethyst

…and WE surround you with Love.

And so it is.

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Kannon Bodhisattva – Goddess of Mercy ~ Shinsui Japan ca-1940 @ Carawiki




Kannon ~ Affection by Artist Ichiro Tsuruta


Inspired by Randy Knudson, who posted on the desire for a deeper understanding of the universe, I have been listening deeply to the sounds of the world, and like the Mother of Compassion Avalokiteshvara/Chenrezig/Kannon-sama/Guan Yin who is my inspiration for love and compassion as is Mother Mary, I have been contemplating the universal gate of our heart as I opened to all kinds of situations of suffering.

In my meditations this last week the goddess of compassion has appeared twice and the Buddha once, as clear as if you were standing in front of me.

So I have contemplated deeply the energies of our world, with a practice where each day everyone I meet is a Buddha or Guan Yin, a Christ or Mary Magdalene and how simple it is to see that when we are calm and happy and peaceful. Yet so often when our heart is less than open and our mind full of distractions, we throw up all sorts of reasons not to hear the sounds of the world, not to see the Buddhas right in front of us, and do not recognize that no matter what the situation, love is the answer.

When you consider what is happening to us all here there is more need than ever in our world for love and compassion.
The beautiful name of Avalokiteshvara Guan Yin Bodhisattva means a universal door, a universal portal, that can respond to the needs of any being and any circumstance, covering all ground, time and space.

Now, with the reach and capabilities of the internet and technology, used with wisdom, we are capable of reaching out and touching more people in beneficial ways, in even the remotest places, than ever before, even as we do in this wonderful community.

We are able to transcend certain aspects of time and space in this action, to benefit other sentient beings and help them awaken, just as we are all doing here.

We can meet and reach out and help each other in so many ways.

We can be a universal gate for each other.

The Universal Gate is all about us looking deeply into the ultimate nature of reality and attaining the insight that liberates us from all suffering.

And what we all need, more often than not, is simple love and kindness.

Being present and there when another human being needs you.

Saying “I am really here for you.”

When you consider what we can pass on to others, here and now, by being present for their needs through this medium we call the internet, we are tapping in to the deepest form of communication when used correctly.

We open opportunities, portals of energy and information, for others, with a frequency and a reach far beyond what was possible even 20 years ago.

Activations, transmissions and empowerments are available for those with pure intention and deep devotion, and the energy, consciousness and information that is flowing along these pathways is mirrored in so many other areas. The Dalai Lama in some of his broadcasts spoke about the new opportunities to receive empowerments over the internet for those of deep faith who are unable to physically get to initiations for example.

We, like Avalokiteshvara Guan Yin are beginning to understand the many different expressions of living beings, and like a mother with the affection for a child, hear the vibration of the sound, the sound of the world, and help awaken all beings we come in touch with to their True Self, the Buddha or Christ Nature within.

In that deep listening to the universal sound, our thoughts naturally come to a halt.

We become certain of the Path.

We know that visions and experiences are important, but far more important right now is awakening all beings to the heart of love and compassion, to calmness and happiness in every moment in their lives.

I am learning all the time.

I try to offer help and then get out of the way.

Allow the Mother of Compassion to take charge by connecting all I meet deeply to Her Heart.

We all see that through the practice of stopping (shamatha) and looking deeply (vipassana) we attain freedom from suffering, and that in that stillness, silence and spaciousness of being we can reach out to others to help them to concentrate, be calm and stop to feel their infinite awareness and look deeply into whatever is arising for them right now.


The power of being.



This is the mantra of the Heart Sutra, the Prajnaparamita Sutra, the Sutra of the Blessed Mother.

Love and compassion.


Gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi swāhā

Go beyond your self, go beyond what you know, go beyond the breath, empty yourself, bathe yourself in the miracle of the fire and bliss of Love and Compassion and light the Light and hear the Sound within you.

Love and soul blessings

Stephen Altair

My meditation practice as shown by the graph is simply breathing in calmness and happiness in the lower, mid and upper dantian while bringing attention to spacious awareness (the first section), breathing in calmness and happiness up the inner spine (where gamma rises – rupa jhana) and breathing in calmness and happiness in the stillness (delta section – arupa jhana). After this I contemplate suffering of the world while sharing love and kindness generated from the meditation.


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