20.12.2011 update from leslee


I just realized that today is 2012!

(that explains a lot…)
 
I’m sharing this brief post to deeply and sincerely thank ALL of my new friends who’ve visited this site (thanks to Wes Annac), and to let you know that I’ve been getting some nearly overwhelming downloads about what we’ll be posting in the near future.

I apologize, I really don’t mean to be a tease… But I have an unusual amount of traveling coming up over the next two weeks, and am not sure how much I’ll be online or have time to create posts.

So, this post will also serve as my to-do list… as the posts are created, I’ll turn them into links.

I’m creating a new category, “UPDATES”, which is where I’ll file these types of posts, as they arise.

1. I’m pretty sure the next post will be Part 3 of putting it out there, and it focuses on the phases I’m going through as I continue to learn to use the pendulum to connect with my Guides.

2. There will be more info appearing on BUTTA (Because U Think To Ask).

(This morning, the Buddhas have explained that the method I’ve been using with Adca Mupea is a way for Inner Beings, Extra-Terrestrials and Intra-Terrestrials to interact with us while still honoring our perception of free will. We ask, and they can answer. It’s also a great training tool for tuning in with your intuition.)

3. I need to update the TABLE OF CONTENTS for this site, and link the entries to related posts.

3. The remaining chapters/sections of All About Enlightenment will be posted/re-posted. There are 5 chunks remaining: Ch 8: Making The Most Of Anger (most of this has already been posted here); Ch 9: The Nature and Meaning of Dreams and Visions (there are 8 parts to this chapter); Ch 10: What To Do When You Freak Out (most of this has already been posted here); Afterword; Appendix One (which has already been posted here)

4. We’ll post a series of sketches, videos, and who knows what else, on making and using a pendulum… sort of like a DIY instruction manual.

5. Posting will begin on Raging Pandit; these posts will mostly comment on contemporary Buddhism. My Guides have some strong words for some of the distortions and manipulations that have been going down over the past few hundred years. There’s a lot to clear up.

Right now, I’m most energized about #4; I got a lot of images/ideas last night about how we’re going to do this, and I’m thrilled to begin to see better how to make these tools available to others, so they can try them out too.

Knowledge is power. When it’s spiritual knowledge, combined with deep understanding, there’s no stopping the flow towards Enlightenment.

Thank you again – so much – for joining me here!

With lots of love,

Leslee

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hurtling towards enlightenment – 02


ABOUT HIDING AND GOING OUT

 

 

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RISKING EVERYTHING AND LOSING IT ALL

to gain freedom

Life is a dream. When you die, everything you hold dear fades into Emptiness. Everything that you think is important is a huge farce and everyone you meet is an actor following an elaborate, enticing script. Many layers create the scheme, and the actors depict roles within roles within roles… There are so many layers that most people feel quite successfully confused.

In the test run of life, you jump in, you act out, and you see if you can act your way out. If you can, then you don’t have to do it again, ever. You can come back if you want to – it’s your choice. Even hell is a dream.

This world appears dominated by rules.

Even Enlightened Beings play by the rules, because if you don’t play by the rules nobody takes you seriously. If nobody takes you seriously, you don’t get anywhere. So you are led to believe.

What happens – what really happens – if you decide to risk it all and stop playing by the ‘rules’?

What happens if you actually decide to believe the contents of this book? Belief requires action and decisions. You can change your mind at any moment, in any instant of time whatsoever. You are deciding right now. And now. And now.

If you decide to believe the improbable, it becomes probable. If you decide to believe the ‘impossible’, you suddenly find yourself watching the “impossible” unfold before your eyes.

When you decide that every single person you meet is an Enlightened Being, they function that way and help you in unimaginable ways. They may insist they’re ordinary, but this book explains why they insist they’re ordinary. So please smile and be nice to them, even if they just cut you off in traffic or took the last slice of chocolate pie.

When you become willing to risk losing “everything”, the entire world becomes yours. When you truly defy fear, then truly nothing can harm you.

Your families, friends and neighbors matter. They help you in many ways. They show you examples, good and bad. They perform the actions of Enlightened Beings. So do politicians, corporate executives, and tyrants. Some people cannot see this because they still believe in the rules.

The real revolution takes place when you set an example of mindfulness for others. People sense motivations on a very deep level. If you walk the walk, you will not have to talk the talk. People will notice, and they will understand.

When you leave the rules behind, there is no need to break them – they dissolve into Emptiness.

Then you experience freedom, and create your world of Enlightenment.

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table of contents


Here you’ll find a living list of planned topics for this blogsite. We are continually adding to the site, so some of the items listed below may still be waiting to manifest.

Please see ‘CATEGORIES” on the right-hand sidebar of the home page for a lists of posts sorted according to this table of contents.

01. TABLE OF CONTENTS

02. ABOUT – information about the ‘all about enlightenment’ blogsite, its author leslee hare, her books and other activities

03. BOOKS – excerpts from books by leslee hare, guided by enlightened beings

a. hurtling towards enlightenment – posts from the booklet ‘hurtling towards enlightenment’

b. all about enlightenment – excerpts from the book ‘all about enlightenment’

c. all about relationships – excerpts from the book ‘all about relationships’

d. emotions & actions – excerpts from the book ’emotions & actions’

e. foundation for divination – excerpts from the book ‘foundation for divination’

i. using a pendulum – ways of using a pendulum to connect with spiritual guidance

ii. using the tarot – posts on using the tarot for spiritual progress

iii. using the i ching – posts on using the i ching for spiritual progress

iv. using the ouija – posts on using a ouija board for spiritual progress

04. COMMENTARIES – commentaries on writings by other authors and various topics

a. meditation – commentaries on works by others, on meditation

b. buddhism – commentaries on works by others, on buddhism

c. the bible – commentaries on works by others, on the bible

d. the i ching – commentaries on works by others, on the i ching

e. the kybalion – commentaries on works by others, on the kybalion

f. carl jung – commentaries on works by others, on meditation

g. integral philosophy – commentaries on works by others, on integral philosophy

i. psychology – commentaries on works by others, on psychology

j. neurology – commentaries on works by others, on neurology

k. physics – commentaries on works by others, on physics

05. TOPICS – a collection of essays and book excerpts sorted by topic

a. dreams – posts about dreams and reality

b. enlightenment – posts about the nature of enlightenment

c. guides – posts about spiritual and inner guides

d. if this is buddhism – posts about a spiritual path through buddhism

i. emptiness – posts and excerpts about emptiness

ii. enlightened beings – posts and excerpts about enlightened beings and spiritual guides

iii. rebirth & reincarnation – posts about rebirth and reincarnation

e. spiritual progress – posts about ways to make spiritual progress

i. progress 01 – post 01, of the ‘when we make progress’ series

ii. progress 02 – post 02, of the ‘when we make progress’ series

iii. progress 03 – post 03, of the ‘when we make progress’ series

f. the mind – posts about the nature of the mind

g. the illusory world – commentaries on works by others, on the illusory nature of this world

06. IMAGERY ABOUT ENLIGHTENMENT – drawings, paintings, photographs, digital collages and videos that explore ideas about enlightenment

a. inner guide cards – a series of inspirational cards exploring inner guidance

07. GIFTS FROM OTHERS – re-posting of blog posts by others

08. LINKS – a list of recommended links to websites

09. BIO – leslee hare’s bio

10. MARKET – links to sites where you may purchase items related to this blogsite

11. POSTADAY 2011 – posts made as part of wordpress’ postaday 2011 challenge

12. UNCATEGORIZED – bits found around the kitchen sink…

BOOK ONE: about this book


We’re covering new material on ‘Buddhism’ in this book, and in some ways we’re hesitant even to refer to it as ‘Buddhism’. However, the word ‘Buddhism’ (and everything associated with that word) comes closest to giving the average reader some idea of the direction we’re taking with the material we’re presenting.

Our author, Leslee Hare, is no stranger to Buddhist thought, although she considers herself far from being a scholar of Buddhist philosophy. She’s read many books on Buddhism and has studied several in detail. She’s acquainted with Dzogchen, New Kadampa, Nyingma, Ri-Mé, Tibetan and Zen, and most of her study and practice have been focused on the Vajrayana Path. She’s also studied, although in less depth, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, New Age Thought, Shamanism, Toltec Sorcery, and Yoga. As you read through this book, you’ll detect influences from many of these. That’s why, to the minds of some, we should not classify this book as Buddhist.

However, each book needs classification, and this material originates from Enlightened Beings or Buddhas, so ‘Buddhism’ fits best.

Many times throughout the history of Buddhism, practitioners have faced criticism and ridicule because they dared to tell people that they have an understanding of Buddhism which goes against the accepted norm. Some lineages and cultures accept anomalies like these, just as some minds are more open. As Westerners have accepted nominal Buddhism in its many forms, they’ve also developed particular expectations about certain forms of Buddhism.

In many popular Buddhist stories, we find adepts known as ‘Mahasiddhas’ who fit this category of following very unconventional paths to Enlightenment. History documents some of these Mahasiddhas’  lives as human beings. Some of the tales of the Mahasiddhas are considered to be mere legend, and at best, metaphors. In each case, though, there is something remarkable and unusual about the Mahasiddha’s point of view and method of practice, and they were often considered (before being recognized as Adepts) to be mad, delusional, or just eccentric by the standards of their contemporary society. Oftentimes the Mahasiddhas were not recognized until after the deaths of their ‘ordinary’ human bodies.

So the classic tales of the Mahasiddhas come to you now from across the safe distance of centuries. They have become mellowed and embellished by many years of telling and transcribing, and are often studied more as anecdotes rather than examples of a way one might actually practice Buddhism.

We’d like to propose to you that the world is ripe for a fresh round of Mahasiddha activity.

We know that there are more highly-realized beings in this world right now than there have been in many previous centuries, combined.  We know that these beings are looking for a cue – that one drop of water to land on the seed so it can germinate. This book is one of those drops of water. If you absorb the contents of this book, you may find yourself on a lightning-fast Vajra Path to a world and state of being that up until now you only imagined existed.

There are two traits that all of the Mahasiddhas had in common. They all had both immovable faith in their Spiritual Guides, and unquestionable certainty that by following their Guides’ instructions, They could – eventually – attain Enlightenment. These are the two traits which are most needed in today’s spiritual practitioner (although qualified teachers help tremendously as well), and they are rare to find in current culture. They may also prove rare to find among readers of this book, but we doubt that. We believe that if you’re reading this book, you have been drawn to it by your natural inclination to want to know the truth, and to discover it for yourself.

Actually, without these two traits, you cannot attain Enlightenment. Why? Because without them, it’s only ‘you’ trying to figure it out on your own, and if that were possible you would have done it already. No one can attain Enlightenment alone; part of the nature of your being is that you are inextricably connected to others. When you operate as if that connection does not exist, you’re denying an essential aspect and understanding of your very nature. Enlightenment is about accepting your nature, not resisting it.

We believe you may find your truth in this book, and we make all prayers that you will. We hope that you will come to believe that your own Enlightenment is possible, and also that it is imminent. Purity is hard to recognize in this world, but it does exist. True Paths seem hard to find in this world, but they beckon. If you find one grain of truth for yourself in this book, then please take it and run with it. If all you come away with is a better understanding of some good reasons not to harm others, then we’ve still done our job.

This world has entered a new age of miracles. Your ‘miracles’ may seem matter-of-fact and under-stated by comparison to those of the Mahasiddhas, because a jaded society does not entertain that kind of flamboyance with much tolerance. But your miracles’ effects will be the same: they will change minds, shift karma, and bring Enlightenment. So please continue your path with courage and confidence, and know that we abide in the wings, helping at every moment. The more you request, the more we can offer.

One more request we have is that you pray. Praying purifies karma and creates merit, but most of all it strengthens the connection you have with us. Pray for whatever you want, and we can sort out the details.

So now we leave you to dive in and ponder what you’ll find here. Thank you for reading however much you read, and for practicing however much you choose to practice. We’re very happy to have found you again, and are delighted that we could connect once more. And thank you for all your help.

~ Buddha Vajrapani and Buddha Heruka

June 2010

BOOK ONE – chapter two: how to attain enlightenment


SIX BOUNDLESS PATHS

The instructions on how to attain Enlightenment has six parts, also known as “The Six Boundless Paths”. We consider these paths “boundless” because there are countless ways and opportunities to practice them, and they bring boundless happiness. Keep them in mind, even in their simplest version, and you cannot avoid making spiritual progress.

Path One

Once you attain Enlightenment, all your suffering ends.

When you view yourself as an Enlightened Being, even though your feelings may get hurt and you may experience physical pain, you’ve discovered happiness that is unaffected by physical conditions. Rather, your happiness affects your physical conditions.

Path Two

Someday everyone will recognize his or her own Enlightenment.

People often do things – not intending to hurt themselves – that cause themselves untold suffering.

When we go down the lane between our lives, many of us know who we want to spend our next life with: we know how to get along with those people. So most of the time, we choose to be with them again and again, because we know what to expect from them.

Oftentimes, however, the most familiar is not the most beneficial.

If we dedicate our merit to helping others, many more people will meet us along the lane, besides those we know best. Many of these people will be Enlightened Beings who want to help us, because we want to help others… because we can help Them to help others.

Eventually everyone will recognize true happiness.

Enlightened Beings teach us how to find happiness – sometimes in very surprising ways.

They can teach us how to end our suffering, but only if we meet them. If we agree to help Enlightened Beings, we gain friends for life, so to speak. So it’s a very good idea to agree to meet and help Enlightened Beings.

How do we recognize Enlightened Beings if we meet them along the lane? They make prostrations to everyone. We’ll explain more about this later; for now, this is all we need to know.

Path Three

Assume everyone is an Enlightened Being.

Enlightened Beings fill this world, and many of them seem very ordinary. They choose to appear ordinary so they can meet people and help them. When we view others as Enlightened Beings, we learn from them and generate positive karma.

When Enlightened Beings appear as ordinary beings behaving negatively, we deal with them accordingly.

Follow your heart, embrace only positive actions, and act as lovingly as you can when you defy negativity.

Path Four

Do only good things.

Focus only on your own intention. It determines everything.

Intention affects interactions with other living beings. Anything possessing life force is a living being. All living beings deserve consideration.

Once we understand that we need to avoid negative actions, many questions come to mind: What are negative actions, how do we know when we’ve committed a negative action, and how can we make amends if we have committed a negative action?

Negative actions are any actions that cause harm to other living beings.

Animals, plants, and even micro-organisms all possess life force. Humans comprise only one example of intelligent life in this World, and we need to understand that all life is sacred. Once enough people accept this principle, we’ll begin to receive friendly guests who will help many living beings understand principles which will make our lives much easier. They’re waiting, just out of sight, until we’re ready for them to join us.

If a terrorist believes that his or her mission brings happiness to the world, are his or her actions negative?

That depends on whether or not the terrorist is an Enlightened Being. No one can be sure that any of us are not Enlightened Beings, so hedge your bets and assume that everyone is an Enlightened Being. No one less holy than an Enlightened Being assumes the responsibility of deciding the fates of others, and when ordinary people assume that role, Enlightened Beings always step in to save the day. This can happen in many ways.

How do we know if an action is harmful to other living beings?

I saw a dream once of a place in which many people were preparing for war, and many people were planning to overthrow a government. I could tell that in the dream, people were being misled and controlled. The “teachers” in this place not only taught people warfare, they also taught them how to hate, even how to hate one another. Because these people were isolated, they couldn’t distinguish what they were being told from what was going on in the world outside. Now if these people were to attack and try to overthrow their government, they’d be committing very negative actions, in a number of ways.

First, they’d be acting without the slightest consideration of what others (outside their group) would want them to do. Next, they’re not Enlightened Beings, so it would be a mistake for them to take the fate of others into their own hands. Also, they would clearly harm many people.

War is always harmful, period.

Enlightened Beings cannot bear to stay in places where hatred thrives. An event such as a war generates immeasurable hatred, not only in the battlefield but also wherever war is conceived. Sometimes people feel that war-torn places have been abandoned by Holy Beings.

Enlightened Beings do not abandon places where hatred is very strong – Enlightened Beings exist everywhere.

But Enlightened Beings in Bodies need certain conditions if they’re to accomplish anything, so if their wishes are being frustrated, they simply move to a more receptive location. Other beings can then take over and use more wrathful means to accomplish their ends.

Enlightened Beings prefer less wrathful means, but sometimes circumstances necessitate hellfire and brimstone, especially if the people involved relate better to that imagery. Still, only Enlightened Beings are qualified to employ hellfire and brimstone, and that’s why we have floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and oil spills.

Interestingly enough, earthquakes are sometimes man-made. Not all earthquakes are man-made, but it’s a pastime that’s becoming increasingly popular in some circles. If someone decides to cause an earthquake, that’s very negative karma indeed, because it’s a crime against Mother Earth as well as humanity.

Path Five

All actions create karma.

Make a wish. Desire creates karma for you, because it affects your mind. You are your mind.

Suppose you wish to give to others. Now you’ve created positive karma with others. Further, if you actually do give to others, you create even stronger positive karma with everyone involved.

All actions create karma, even though not all actions affect other living beings. Some actions, such as some forms of thought, only affect the individual.

Let’s suppose that you want a slice of chocolate pie, and that’s what you’re thinking about. The simple thought of wanting a slice of chocolate pie does not create any karma, because it doesn’t affect anyone but the thinker – you.

However, let’s suppose that, instead, you think of giving a slice of chocolate pie to everyone who wants one (It does matter whether or not they want one.). Now you have still not created karma, but you have created merit for yourself. Furthermore, if you act on that wish, and do your best to give a slice of chocolate pie to everyone who wants one, you have created karma with all people who were involved, and you also created merit for yourself.

Now, if you dedicate that merit to benefitting everyone, your merit is multiplied countless times – as many times as there are living beings that need your help.

Path Six

Keep a karma maintenance plan.

A plentiful good-karma (or merit) account guarantees that we meet our needs. It also helps us enjoy conditions that continue the cycle of creating and exchanging good karma.

Your karma and merit travel with you from life to life; material things do not.

Since we need all the help we can get, we also need all the good karma we can get. Requesting help doesn’t require merit or good karma, but getting help does.

Creating positive karma merely requires a good intention and one’s mind.

Karma ripens fairly; “disabled” and “abled” people create karma equally. Disabled people are actually more likely to have merit and attain Enlightenment than others, because they likely dedicated all their merit to others.

When we help a “disabled” person, we help an Enlightened Being. If we make fun of a “disabled” person, we make fun of an Enlightened Being.

Not all Enlightened Beings appear normal. And not all normal people are Enlightened Beings.

We also need to be sure to keep our merit accounts filled, so that we never run out. We need a steady influx in case we stop being able to create more for ourselves. If we happen to take rebirth in Hell, there’s no way we can create more merit, because our minds are preoccupied with how horrible our conditions seem.

Many places and conditions in this world resemble Hell, in that sense of the word. At least many people behave as if they were in Hell.

So we need to know how to keep our merit accounts filled – not how to spend our last bit of merit on things like jewelry, money, and electronics. If we expect to enjoy a human rebirth at all, it’s not things we need, but merit. Merit and karma travel with us from life to life; things do not.

Giving is the easiest way to generate positive karma, as well as merit.

Imagining a perfect world for everyone is the easiest way to give. Buddhists sometimes refer to this as making a Mandala Offering. Even this imagined perfect world carries the power to transform because the world we experience arises from our minds.

People make mandala offerings in countless ways, and complicated versions abound. But the version we’re giving you is very simple. Mentally imagine a perfect world, and offer it to All Living Beings. That’s it. You don’t have to visualize or make anything; you just need to think it. This way you cover all the bases: you set your good intention, you practice giving, and you give to countless Beings, all of whom are Enlightened Beings. There is no better way to create merit, period.

Completing the Path

Those are all the instructions you need in order to become an Enlightened Being. If you keep collecting merit and keep the intention to help All Living Beings, it will eventually happen naturally, thanks to the laws of merit and karma.

Suggestions for Success

  • Practice as if your life depends upon it, because it does.
  • Assume that everyone you meet is an Enlightened Being, because they are.
  • Do not be discouraged.
  • Make every effort to meditate on these Teachings. ‘Meditate’ simply means to think about it.
  • Dedicate all your merit to attaining Enlightenment.

enlightened beings to know and love


ENLIGHTENED BEINGS TO KNOW AND LOVE

We mention many Enlightened Beings in the book “All About Enlightenment”; some brief descriptions offer a closer look at some of Their characteristics.

a. CHAKRASAMVARA (Heruka & Vajravarahi): Chakrasamvara personifies the realization of the union of Great Bliss and Emptiness. They appear to lead Enlightened Beings (since many enlightened beings personify here on earth as ordinary beings) by showing examples for others. This way, others will remember that attaining enlightenment is possible for everyone.

b. LHAMO DORJE (Lhamo Tindley Kalinga Dorje): Lhamo Dorje emanates from Manjushri and Vajravarahi. Her name means “Great Fully Enlightened Goddess, Bringer of Supreme Enlightenment”.

c. GREEN TARA (Mother Earth): Green Tara emanates from Vajrayogini and Mother Earth. She keeps the forces of nature balanced. When people abuse the earth, Green Tara takes matters into Her own hands and causes earthquakes, fires, thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes. Although mankind causes earthquakes, Green Tara allows this to happen in order to relieve pressures in the earth. The earth heals herself quickly; man does not. Green Tara relieves the suffering of people in places where negative karma has ripened overwhelmingly and She brings swift healing to those who have faith in Her.

d. WHITE TARA (Mother Wind): White Tara emanates from Manjushri, Vajrapani and Vajravarahi. She is the swiftest of all Buddhas. She gives everyone who has faith in her the ability to take on much suffering without experiencing pain. She also gives relief from suffering to all living beings and swiftly eliminates many obstructions to omniscience. White Tara sends powerful healing energy, especially when requested, and brings swift help to those who are ill or near a sudden death. Life does not end with death, and White Tara travels with everyone from lifetime to lifetime, doing things (even in the In-Between Time) to allow people to make the swiftest progress possible towards enlightenment.

e. VAJRAPANI (Father Fire): Vajrapani is a Buddha-son of Akshobya. He is a Buddha of spiritual power and protection and helps everyone use their wisdom to find the spiritual path best suited to them. Vajrapani emanated Heruka and Vajravarahi so that people in this world could see examples of paths to attaining enlightenment that appear as part of ordinary life. Chakrasamvara shows that union between two people can lead to Full Enlightenment.

f. VAJRAVARAHI (Mother Fire): Vajravarahi personifies the female aspect of Chakrasamvara (Heruka is the male aspect). The three names (Chakrasamvara, Heruka & Vajravarahi) apply when going out into the material world. No matter how often we try to give one part of Chakrasamvara a separate identity, we always find that there is only the Union of Great Bliss and Deep Emptiness.

g. HERUKA (Father Wind): Heruka is the male aspect of Chakrasamvara. Vajravarahi is the female aspect of Chakrasamvara. The three names (Chakrasamvara, Heruka & Vajravarahi) apply when going out into the material world. No matter how often we try to give one part of Chakrasamvara a separate identity, we always find that there is only the Union of Great Bliss and Deep Emptiness.

h. MANJUSHRI (Father of Wisdom): Manjushri makes sure that we understand our lessons correctly. As a Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri encourages everyone to take advantage of Divine Guidance in their daily lives.

i. AMITABHA (Another Father of Fire): Amitabha gives all living beings divine light for functioning in this world. He emanates Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life.

j. AKSHOBYA (“Father” of All): There are no words for Akshobya. Akshobya emanates all beings.

k. NAROPA (Master of Dreams): Naropa, as a Mahasiddha, taught Ghantapa. He lived in India and taught many Mahasiddhas. Emanated from Manjushri, he adeptly knows the meaning of dreams. He teaches us how to practice enlightened actions while dreaming.

l. GHANTAPA (Master of All Emptinesses): Ghantapa lived as a Mahasiddha in India and studied with Naropa. He directly emanated from Akshobya and gave many examples of how to live as an Enlightened Being.

m. KHANDAROHI (Mother of Protection): Khandarohi gives great spiritual protection to those who call Her name. Her white depiction indicates her ability to cheat death.

n. VAJRAYOGINI (Mother of the Realization of Emptiness): Vajrayogini’s dance of bliss surrounds this World in a circle of protection. Always watching, she acts to help delay the ripening of negative karma. Sometimes She allows negative karma to ripen so that people can learn lessons and move on with their spiritual lives. She emanates Khandarohi.

o. PRAJNAPARAMITA (Mother of the Realization of Emptiness; Mother of Fire and Earth): Prajnaparamita is the most powerful of all the female Buddhas at dispelling negative energy. Clapping summons her. A single clap made while thinking of Emptiness can dispel even the most persistent “evil” spirits and beings.

about


The All About Enlightenment blog site offers material that may lead you to happiness or joy. If the words resonate with you, then please dive in, and accept uncertainty.

“Certainty”: one of the sneakiest illusions available to people in this world. It presents a vision of comfort, and lulls us into complacency… We can fall asleep and miss the best parts of life, until we get jolted back into awareness, often unprepared.

Accepting uncertainty opens all the doors and windows in the house and lets the wind and the sunshine in, so we can breathe and live more fully.

These posts and pages cover a variety of spiritual topics, and many are excerpts from forth-coming books.

Some of it gets a little esoteric, although not intentionally. Some of the ideas are quite complex and profound, yet we hope to convey the concepts in simple terms and with accessible examples.

We’re presenting these thoughts in ways that will hopefully put you at ease. Much of what you’ll find arises from a Tibetan Buddhist background, but it often diverges from traditional Buddhist thought. You may also find elements of the I Ching, Tarot, Intuitive Process, and other methods that people use to connect with what functions as Truth for them.

Fostering an intimate connection between you and your best guidance is the main purpose of this blog.

I say “we” often on the site, because I don’t feel like I’m writing this material alone. I began writing the words you’ll find here in the spring of 2010, when I learned how to make some very profound psychic connections with my spiritual guides through the use of a pendulum. I don’t consider myself a psychic, but much of the material that comes to me through this method portrays an understanding that “I” was certainly not aware of – consciously – before I began using the method.

My job is to put the material “out there”, and to do it in a way that hopefully empowers and uplifts.

I hope you find some tiny bit of delight, clarity or inspiration in the words “we’re” sharing.

Many blessings to you on your journey of understanding, love, and enlightenment.

Namaste,

Leslee Hare

text and artwork by leslee hare, unless credited otherwise.

andy warhol gets reincarnation


“Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?” ~Andy Warhol

your method out of the madness


WORKING WITH A PENDULUM – LESSON TWO

In this post, I’ll explain how this pendulum method works. (If you missed Lesson One, you can find it here.)

(please click here for a fun little video demonstration)

Using a pendulum is not a new idea; it’s often considered a form of dowsing. You can find beautiful pendulums in shops or online, and many books and charts have been published on using them.

This post shares what I’ve learned in my personal explorations with the pendulum, and some of the results I’ve enjoyed and struggled with. Of course, there’s a disclaimer at the end… Please proceed with a light heart and an open mind. Thanks!

How Pendulum Energy Works:

Energy Body Basics

  • We all possess energy bodies interleaved with our physical bodies.
  • Our energy bodies are essentially energy transmitters.
  • Our main energy circuits are the Central Channel (CC), Right Channel (RC), Left Channel (LC) and Secondary Channels (SCs). These three reside in the area of the spine. The secondary channels occur on both sides of our bodies and I refer to them as LSCs (left secondary channels) and RSCs (right secondary channels).
  • The CC contains key points called chakras, which filter and regulate the energy flowing through them.
  • Energy circulates through our bodies, ebbing and flowing without end, until we die.
  • Our energy bodies constantly receive and discharge energy into and from our bodies. The top of the head and the soles of the feet act as the main conduits for energetic interchange.
  • We constantly interact energetically with others.
  • We can filter and control this interacting flow of energy.
  • We can choose to whom we give energy and from whom we receive energy.
  • The energy channels on the left side of your body specialize in receiving energy into your body.
  • The energy channels on the right side of your body specialize in discharging energy from your body.

Pendulum Basics

  • When you hold a pendulum in your left hand with the intention of receiving guidance, that guiding energy immediately flows into the top of your head.
  • The guiding energy circulates along the course of your CC, moving first downwards and then upwards, filtering through your chakras.
  • As the guiding energy moves upwards from your feet, your heart chakra sends it through the LSC in your left arm, towards the pendulum. Your intention sends the energy there.
  • The guiding energy draws magnetically into the finger(s) holding the pendulum).
  • As the guiding energy enters the pendulum, the energy’s frequency determines the direction of the pendulum’s swing.

Getting Answers

  • Positive, affirming energy vibrates at a higher frequency and tends to draw itself towards your CC. Therefore, with most people, a “yes” answer swings towards and away from your CC (spine).
  • Negative, repelling energy vibrates at a lower frequency and your CC repulses it, so with most people a “no” answer tends to sway back and forth across the width of the body.
  • The pendulum tends to express confused or conflicting energy as circular or erratic motion.

(Important disclaimer: I’m sharing my understanding in the hopes that some people might find it useful and encouraging. I make no claims about how well this method might or might not work for you, or how long it might take you to become adept with a pendulum. The process depends solely on your motivation, effort, and mental stability. The more advanced use of the pendulum can lead to many surprises, and I make no claims that trying what I describe will lead you to any particular place whatsoever. Thanks for understanding!)