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The Little Book of Clarity Diederik Vemer Published by Diederik Vemer Edition 1.3 published February 2010 Copyright 2010 Diederik Vemer
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the Little Book of Clarity
“A tiny tome that turns the tide”
by Diederik Vemer
A Letter from the Author Introduction
1. The Search for Meaning 2. Correcting the Misdirected Search 3. The Inner Realm. 4. You Creator. 5. Change Your Mind. 6. Beyond This Mind. 7. Onwards.
Tool For Truth Authors Bio and Feedback info.
A Letter from the Author
Hello It’s about time we knew the answer to our questions about Life, The Universe, and Everything.
The information shared here does not come from me, from me, it rather comes through me, through me, it is the distillation of insights gained from many writings, shared over time by the people of the world - each one on a winding path back to truth. It arises from moments of silent introspection, from awareness within meditation, from sitting in the presence of Truth with enlightened masters, from study of “A Course in Miracles” and from the surrender of my own ideas.
What you will read over the next couple of pages is the precursor to the more substantial book about this subject which is currently nearing completion. That more substantial book, titled “The Lie you Believe”, will expand upon the essential model which this small tome reveals.
Because this small book shares only the essential model it may well bring up all sorts of questions and challenges. Please feel free to direct your questions to me. Your feedback will help ensure that the book “The Lie you Believe” rings clear, consistent and true. You will find all relevant contact details under the Author’s Biography towards the end of this book.
Happy reading. Diederik Vemer
Introduction revelation |rev ! l! sh !n| noun - the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown - the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world
We each come into the world and are cloaked by it. Within 48 months from birth our vision is clouded by the stories that surround us and are absorbed by our voracious, empty minds. We take on the spell of the world and lose our innocence. Our connection to Source, which so charms the adults of the world who gaze upon its reflection in our gurgling baby-god radiance, is put to sleep by the recognition of separation and the cloak of fear formed by that recognition.
Thus the challenge for our lives is set: To learn how once again to become like little children, unbinding ourselves from the spell of the world and remembering our natural affinity with Source and our untarnished innocence. It is a difficult challenge, made more so by the unrelenting assault of the story of the world - it surrounds us constantly and we drown in it - sometimes believing for an entire life that no reality other than this exists. Aligned with fear we take up arms and fight for our right to live, to be, maybe even to prosper. All the while in the silent gaps in the drama of the world a thrumming knowing beckons us… something is missing… we know. But the guesses are confused and misleading, the “Story of True” is mixed with the political will of ego; fear and love are blended into a disharmony - the song of the world is out of key.
This unmelodious tune becomes our anthem - we become resigned to the reality which holds us captive and time and time again return in an attempt to be free of it. Some of the Guides to God call the freedom from the bondage of the world “Salvation” but none in Western Culture seem to explain it without gifting us the extra burden of guilt which comes with the twisted story. So we often let it go and try other ways, ways which may work - but due to the blind nature of the quest - often do not.
It is time the darkness was lifted - too long have we walked with hearts locked in fear and eyes dull from the drugs which keep the pain at bay. The walking dead must find their life again and release themselves into the freedom of their unchained true nature. Through knowledge towards Truth. Through knowing we go Home.
May the words within this tiny tome weaken the bonds which bind you. May the knowledge within these few lines drip into the hard mind of the worldweary and begin to break the spell which renders you small and tight and fearfilled. May you find the clues which help set you free. Only then can a new world be born, one aligned with truth and populated by people filled with sure confidence, a confidence which arises from the direct knowing once again of who they who they really are, why they they are here and who their real Daddy is.
In the film “The Matrix” Neo is offered a choice: he may take either the red pill & see how deep the rabbit hole goes, or the blue pill & wake up in his bed and believe whatever he wants to believe. Neo is given the opportunity to find out what is really going on; who he really is and how he landed up within the world in which he finds himself. He takes that opportunity - he swallows the Red Pill and the truth is revealed to him. The truth beyond the dream.
I was never sure it would be possible to get to the place of revelation Neo reached within my own life experience. I set out on a quest to uncover the context of the world at an early age and now, it seems, 45 years on, the veil has lifted enough to get a glimpse. The revelation of the truth behind the mechanism of the world you and I find ourselves in did not require that I take a pill, but it did require the willingness to be shown. It did require surrender.
What I am about to share with you is the red pill, and this is no movie... Buckle your seatbelt Dorothy, because Kansas… She’s going bye-bye. ____________________
1. In Search of Meaning “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.” - Abraham Lincoln
I do not think I am the only one who has stared out of the window of their traffic-jammed motor-car, looking out at the sea of vehicles all going seemingly nowhere and wondered “What is this all about?… Where’s Where’s the meaning in this? … Why am I here?” Maybe you didn’t have that thought in a traffic-jam, maybe it was on working day number 134 of year 38 on subway 12 at 8:45am somewhere between between monthly salary number 222 and 223, or maybe it was at 3am, eyes and head heavy, stomach in a knot, 6 hours before you’re due to write that exam, the one you’re still cramming for….
At some point each of us reach a place of wondering about the meaning of it all…
And we don’t have an answer. Well, we’re sort of of given one by our church, but it’s not very convincing and many of us put it aside in a quest for freedom from all the guilt which came with ‘faith’. ‘faith’. So we keep ourselves busy - find directions which promise meaning - and keep heading out towards them. But the meaning never stays, nothing seems to stick. It’s a horrible way to live - like a bad dream in a sense. And it’s born from simply not knowing; from not being shown the truth, and from not knowing how to find out.
Well Well - we’re lucky to be living in this current timespan - it seems that this is the time of truth. That word “Revelation” has some eerie connotations due to it appearing so often towards the end of the Big Book. But revelation is about things being revealed, it’s about about truth, and truth will set each of us right. Once revealed it places each of us squarely back on our feet so we can see, and sense, and choose in full consciousness, with complete awareness as to the repercussions repercussions of our choices.
The truth gives you your power back, the power to broadly know the result of each and every one of your actions and inactions. Your life becomes fully yours again, and in that is freedom. What’s beautiful about that freedom is that it is freedom within the context of clarity. So it is constructive freedom… the kind which inspires creative action born from a solid sense of knowing who you who you are and why you’re you’re here, from knowing that you you fit, why you you fit and exactly where you fit. It leads to the type of joyful creativity which arises from being comfortable with the medium in which you’re working, from knowing how the material of your life will respond when you do something in a certain way.
Sounds good huh?
It gives new meaning to the phrase “Living in the Light”.
2. Correcting the Misdirected Search “You don't have to go looking for love when it is where you come c ome from.” - Werner Erhard
Our recent history (the last 500 years or so) has increasingly placed our focus on our external world - the structure of the world that we can see, feel, touch and physically interact with. Strangely enough this move away from God’s real resting place within us was initiated by the church. The massive Catholic Corporation Corporation stifled all belief and teachings that communion with God was as natural as breath. It served the political will of the church that they held held the keys to God within their hand, hand, and that only through the church could you be saved. This political agenda granted the church unheard of power and wealth. Suddenly Source was no longer something within us but in buildings of the church, art, ritual and titles of “Chosen men”. We were led to believe that what we needed was outside of us and this is where we placed our focus. As a result great advances have been made in the evolution of physical stuff - the stuff which surrounds us - but in the focus upon that external stuff we have neglected the internal world within our psyche and even deeper, beyond the psyche. We have lost our connection to Source.
This imbalanced focus upon physical form needs to be corrected: we cannot build a sustainable future upon a skew foundation - it will simply topple. As the world of matter begins to destabilise and change as part of a necessary process of balance and correction, any person who defined themselves through the world of form - the physical and material - will lose the ‘secure’ foundation of the physical world upon which they built their house of “Self”. “Self”. As a result they may, out of necessity, begin the search for something ‘solid’ to anchor their destabilising identity and paradoxically they will begin to look in the one place unaffected by the shaking of the world - the spiritual realm which was so long ignored, partly because it seemed so insubstantial and ‘un-bankable’.
It seems the time has come to test for true the structure upon which our world rests. This is a good thing - a world re-centered re-centered within truth is a healthy world, one which fosters a sense of security and peace. During this time of shift there
is deep comfort to be found in the fact that Truth supports itself. Shake everything up and the only thing left standing will be Truth.
Within my own life experience I have learnt that in times of change all the tools required to successfully navigate a shift are always available. available.
Luckily the Eastern and Indigenous cultures were not in such a hurry to drop their internal world and they have played guardian to the knowledge pertaining pertaining to our deeper spiritual nature whilst the culture of the West has been playing with matter. They have kept safe within the rituals and myths of their cultures precious knowledge of the context of the world; the bigger picture in which the movie of life is being played, knowledge about what is real, what is beyond all of this and what all of this is taking place in. This knowledge is the tool we will use to bring our collective self back into balance.
As our current world destabilises (new ideas take root more easily in broken soil) we will seek out the still centre of the storm; the unchanging place around which all of this change will occur but which will remain untouched by it. And that place will be Truth, and Truth does not rest within the world of form - it rests beyond the world of form, in the zone in which form was made.
How do we access this zone which contains Truth? All you seek is within you. “The kingdom of Heaven Heaven is within you”. you”. Our quest for meaning meaning will be answered by going inwards - the opposite direction to where we have been going for the last couple of centuries. This internal journey is the theme of the era of correction and rebalance we are now entering.
3. The Inner Realm “In this world there are two orders of being, the perishable and the imperishable. The perishable is all that is visible. The imperishable is the invisible substance of all that is visible.” - The Baghavad Gita
When we die we return to something, some other state. Most of us have some sense that something else is going on besides this, and it is around this sense that religion is built. We all have a concept that we go somewhere else after death - a vague idea of “Heaven” slumbers in the corner of our mind. And if this is so, then what actually “dies” when we “die” if we continue on to “Heaven”? What What has actually ended ended if our awareness awareness remains? remains? Surely it’s just the body and our idea of attachment to it which dies? And when our bodies die and we return from whence we came then surely this indicates that whatever is beyond death is home? Whatever is beyond this world is the unchanging ground zero from which we come, and to which we return. We’re just visiting and like a Japanese tourist in America knows they are not American we need to get savvy about this as well…
It may be that you have never really focussed upon what occurs beyond death; the world you experience at present serves you well enough and you feel no untoward sense of lack or discomfort. You’re enjoying the game and as a result nothing as yet has driven you to seek beyond the game. Because of the deeply immersive nature of “life on Earth” we make the basic mistake of centering our entire existence upon our current viewpoint. We see this life, this mind within this body, thinking these thoughts with this brain, as the foundation, the very centre-point of all of existence. Yet it’s actually a side show, a symptom. The phrase: “I am not a physical being having a spiritual experience, but a spiritual being having a physical experience”, has come forth into our awareness because it’s time we embraced this viewpoint.
When it is shared that God made you in his image, what image do you assume that is?
Only our myopic arrogance would assume that means that God is a bloke like us hanging out somewhere with the best bod, the biggest house and all the toys. And your realization of how silly it is to think that God has a physical form places you squarely on the path to clarity; your correction of the misconception.
“If God made me in his image and he is not in a physical physical body... body... Then what am I doing here? Why am I in a body?”
This is a good question… the answer to which has been distorted by time and ego to leave us more confused and blinded than had we not asked it at all. It’s actually quite possible that the twisted, illogical response to that very legitimate question inspired us to give up and head out in our quest for meaning in the physical world, which at least seems logical and to some extent comprehensible. comprehensible. At least in the world we could measure stuff and arrive at some consistency. consistency. In comparison to what the priests were saying this appeared more believable, more true. We ventured out into what we could see and embraced the world as true; we made it the centre of our existence and we dropped that question. It’s time we picked it up again:
“If God made me in his image and he is not in a physical physical body... body... Then what am I doing here? Why am I in a body?” You can add to that: “If God made me in His image then I must be like God: God: creative, creative, eternal, timeless and everywhere -beyond space and ‘place’. I must have the same characteristics... characteristics... But then why do I look upon myself as different to this? Why do I see myself as ‘physical’ if I keep returning to ‘spiritual’ and why do I see myself as limited ‘man’ when it looks like I should see myself as unlimited ‘God-like’ ?” ?”
This leads us towards the door of Truth - we’re asking the questions which begin to unravel the mystery and place the world in its proper context.
One God-like quality we seem to have kept relatively intact in our physical form is ‘creativity’ - we seem to still do a lot of creating - and therein lies a clue…
4. You Creator "What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world." - Albert Einstein
Yup… you creator, me creator, us creator. It is this talent we’ve been squandering. And the story of the prodigal son is about us, collectively.
As is the story of Adam & Eve…
In some moment our Source made us as an extension of Itself, and imbued us with the ability to create and the free will to do whatever we wished with that talent. All was good and well, we played within God’s Creation, as His creation, at one with everything around us, aligned with Truth and God’s mind. We lived according to His Will. Then we decided to approach - with curiosity - the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, to be found right there, at the centre of our place of Happiness and Bliss.
This was an interesting tree: The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil contained the valid notion of duality. It presented the idea that Light could have an opposite: the absence of Light… Darkness. Entwined within the branches of that tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was a serpent and all the serpent told was lies. And this serpent explained to Adam and Eve how they could utilise the Knowledge of Good and Evil to become ruler of their own kingdom, with full autonomy and jurisdiction over their OWN creation. The serpent shared that a place could be created through the Denial of Light, and that this place would be beyond the reach of God’s mind - beyond His will. It was here, in the Darkness, that the serpent suggested you could build your own kingdom, one outside the house of your Father, in a place where YOUR will would be done.
This sounded like a plan…
Eve listened first and accepted the plan - the fruit from the tree - she embraced the idea and shared it with Adam, who too could not resist the possibility of using their gifted talents and creative abilities in this way.
Like the prodigal son - they took their talents and left Home to make it on their own. They were going to Create - just like Dad - their own kingdom, beyond the walls of their Father.
And what was the mechanism by which the serpent said you could achieve this? What was the fruit from the tree of knowledge of opposites which they accepted from the serpent? It was a lie, a lie they believed, and it went like this: To claim this power to create whatever you wanted, beyond the jurisdiction of God, God, you had to ‘Walk ‘Walk out of God’s God’s Mind’ out of the Light, and you could do that by forgetting who you were. In a nutshell the deal was this: you could have a place all of your own, with full autonomy, full creative licence, in exchange for your idea of your true self - your soul. Sound familiar? Of course it was a lie but the serpent was a clever talker and seduced Adam and Eve with the concept of total freedom of will and the ability to create not only what God’s will was, but anything beyond God’s mind too. They bought into the idea… we bought we bought into the idea. The moment you believed it you accepted and ate the ‘fruit’ from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. At that moment what you accepted as possible became real - it is through our beliefs that we create our reality, whether it’s true or not. We traded our knowledge of oneness with God in exchange for separation from our Source and the promise of a space all our own in which we could do what we wanted, how we wanted. We walked out of God’s mind into a world of our own creation.
And thus you were cast out of Heaven, not by your Father, but by your own choice. And this place beyond God where we are separate from him and live according to the law “Let MY will be done” is called ‘Earth’. The ruler of this world you have created is formed from your desire to do it YOUR way and we have given it the name ‘Ego’. It rules this kingdom and as long as you place your focus in it, as long as you believe in it - it rules you too.
I call EARTH:
Ego’s Attempted R esponse esponse To Heaven.
The sad part about the whole deal was that you had to give up your true self. You had to give up the knowing that you were created by your Father - whom we have named God, the All from which we sprung. You had to give up the truth that you are imbued with the spirit of your Creator and share His nature: that you are eternal, infinite, effortless love. To make your own kingdom, seemingly beyond the reach of Dad, you had to believe that you could be separate from Him, not like Him. It is for this reason that you are blind in the world. It is for this reason that you believe you can die. In believing you can die you guarantee your autonomy - death is nowhere in God’s mind.
I wrote one day after meditation: “Diederik has discovered discovered the secret of Eternal Life... He's just not prepared to give up Mortality for it. How silly.”
This separation from your Source explains the underlying feelings you live with whilst here… The one is your your sense of being being lost, which drives drives a deep seated seated yearning to belong, to find love (your renounced essence), essence), to be a part of something solid and safe. The other is the guilt of having made such a massive error. You deal with the guilt by projecting outwards into ‘other’; blaming them for your lack of peace. And then there is the foundation of your creation: Fear the opposite of Love, of Light. Fear is the lack of Love.
Luckily the serpent was lying. was lying. Of course it’s not possible to be outside of everything. All that you could do is forget where you are - all you could do is give up your memory of true sense of self, your soul. Your entire present creation is born from believing a lie. And your ego exists because you because you want to believe the lie. So the choices Adam and Eve made are the choices you make in each moment and the choice is always this: do I want to do it MY way… or will I surrender control and allow God’s idea of me - Its Will - to reveal itself again? Your Your own creation - ego - is born from a lie and it is therefore not aware of the Truth. You cannot become something other than what Source made you as. By the same token your ego cannot change into the truth; it cannot become anything other than what you made it as. as. Ideas cannot leave their
source. Ego is born of the lie and will remain as such. Illusion cannot become truth and truth cannot become illusion.
This simple law is your saving grace. It is why I, and our Creator, have the utmost faith, born from Knowing, that you will find your way back Home. It also explains why you cannot find everything you’re yearning yearning for: peace, belonging, love and deathlessness / fearlessness, by following the voice of ego. As long as you listen to and believe in its story you remain in illusion, you keep believing the lie, you keep yourself from Home. To find what you’re looking for, to come Home to yourself and your Dad back in Heaven, you need to let go of the lie, drop it, fall out of the dream and return to the solid peace and joy of reality. That place where you just KNOW who you are, THAT you are.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within you; beyond the story of the World playing out in your mind and kept alive by ego. Beyond your willful and controlling ways, beyond your desire to have it your way. At the very core of you is the unalterable truth of who you are - still as God made you, steady and unaltered in Its mind.
5. Change Your Mind "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein “The spiritual can never be attained, until the material has been extinguished.” Swami Vivekananda
And now, as you let this information settle within you, watch the world about you as you go about your life. You may begin to notice that it makes so much more sense than trying to pair the flawless loving nature of our Source to the madness, the sorrow, the loneliness and the instability of this creation.
In accepting this corrected view the power is returned to you. There is no more guilting, the fear of God dissolves and is replaced by love, as it should be; your unconditionally and eternally loving Source will never, does never, and has never judged you unworthy. Your Source cannot even relate to where you are: pure eternal infinite love has absolutely no concept of fear... The one precludes the other.
Fear is the foundation of your world as naturally as one who runs away from home runs away from a sense of safety, security and belonging. You walked out on the love which supported you and into fear; which is simply the absence of love.
Your creation rests upon fear. No, this is not perfect... God did not make this. And you're here to correct it. How? By correcting your thinking. It is from within your mind, our minds, that we make it real. We make the thoughts that we think matter, into matter. By believing them we make them true, and bring them into form.
This is the creative force gifted to you by your Source. Through your mind you created this, through your thinking you made this real, and it is in your mind that you undo your creation. The pain and loneliness of the world will dissolve as quickly as you let go of the idea that you are not One with your Source.
As you release your attachment to the world you begin to shift your focus from your flawed creation, which occupies your mind constantly.
Now it should start to make sense to you why meditation leads to enlightenment and salvation. As you learn to take charge of the thoughts which occupy you, the thoughts about the world, and as you bring them to a stop, you are releasing your focus from your creation. And in so doing you are choosing God's version version - His idea of you, how He thinks about you - what He created. The Truth.
And as you surrender your idea, your creation, for God's idea, you re-enter Heaven. As you give up the world, you return Home. Can you see why it would be so difficult for a rich man, with all of his attachments to the stuff HE created, to enter the kingdom of Heaven?
Now it also makes sense when the enlightened mystics across all spiritual practices tell us that the world is illusion, that we're living in a dream. This world was born from a lie - one that we willfully accepted so that we could escape the will of God and play independently.
You may notice, as you apply this to what you experience in your days, that this may be very different to what you were taught. And that this makes a lot more sense. It does require a fundamental shift in your thinking, but the shift is rewarded with the removal of confusion.
One thing I've noticed in my walk home is that everything I have accepted, I have accepted, not on blind faith, but because it is all so clearly logical.
The closer we get to Truth, the more sense it makes. ___________________________
6. Beyond This Mind “The Universe is the Will of the Soul; and from this will comes the law of Cause and Effect.” - Mundaka Upanishad
The answer to your questions does not rest in the human mind. The human mind is centred on the construction of the lie. The human mind is a thought of separation which exists in the mind of your True Self. As long as you reach outwards into the World you look to illusion for Truth. And as long as you look for the answers within your human mind, you do the same.
While you focus on the thoughts in your human mind you do not know who you truly are. Like a person lost in a book you’re no longer aware of the room you’re sitting in.
I practise meditation regularly and as my practice has relaxed and deepened over the last 9 or so years I have noticed that when I sink out of my thinking human mind into the stillness and peace of no thoughts I am aware of the essence of myself. myself. I notice, without thinking about it, that I am vibrating at the frequency of love and can find no boundary to myself - I do not end, I also notice that this ‘presence’ of peaceful, loving, watchful awareness is not measured by any ruler - it is beyond time.
In this watchful awareness without boundary or barrier, beyond time and without end, the state of grace arises; pure stillness, ground zero, and all I KNOW, is… ‘I am’ . Knowing this I recognise fully my affinity to Source, that It and I are the same - like father like son.
I have also recognised that I reach this state of grace through the simple practice of releasing all attachment to the thoughts of the human mind, the ego. I notice that any attachment to thoughts about the world keeps me from awareness of my true nature.
When I return to the goings-on of the world and the needs and requests of my human mind and the body it rests in, none of this knowing is included in that consciousness, it is like the two are worlds apart, and they are. You cannot think two thoughts at the same time. And you cannot think or see God’s thought - His Creation - if you’re focussed upon your own thought - your creation.
Each time you are born into a life experience on planet Earth - your creation you re-enter your self-created idea of separation from God. You are born once again into sin. The word ‘sin’ in Latin is “Pecatus” and it actually means ‘missing the mark’ mark’. There is no massive massive guilt here - that is the political manipulation of the church. You’ve just re-entered the lie. When you’re living in sin - you’re living in a misconceived idea of self. self. You will keep re-entering the lie until you wake up and recognise it as such - and let it go consciously forgive it and release it.
This was the message of Jesus. A man who knew his house was not here, but with his Creator in Heaven. A man who recognised the flaw in his thinking and the flaw in ours. Jesus realised you cannot judge someone, who is unconscious, unconscious, for what they do - like you cannot judge a blind man for bumping into things. It’s silly.
It is quite possible that you choose not to humbly concede that your thinking is flawed. We are all aware that the path to correction can only begin with the statement “I was wrong” and we are also aware of how difficult it is for someone fully invested in ego to make such a confession. After all it goes completely against the nature of ego to give up its own will - it was born from the desire to have everything its way!
This is the crux of each of our lives: the choice to follow the willful way we earlier embraced - the misconceived idea of the serpent: “The voice of Satan”, or to release that idea and surrender to the will of God and align ourselves
with how Source sees us. In each incarnation back into our idea of a world apart from God, ruled by ego, we have the opportunity to once again choose otherwise.
And the choice always remains up to us.
There is a twist though…. As “A Course In Miracles” so beautifully shares: “It is crucial to say say first that this is a required required course. course. Only the time you you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what to take when. It is just because you are not ready to do what you should elect to do that time exists at all.”
Your salvation is inevitable; Truth will prevail over illusion. Time will never outlive Eternity.
And even though that’s not good news for your ego - for the lie you currently embrace - it is good news for the You beyond the illusion of the World. The You which lives beyond the lie.
You have never left God’s Mind, you are simply lost in a thought other than the one of perfection your Creator thinks. God remains untouched by your ideas and does not judge you for being asleep and dreaming any more than you would judge a child caught in a bad dream. Let go of the guilt, it is unfounded.
7. Onwards “There is no weapon more powerful in achieving the truth than acceptance of oneself.” - Swami Prajnanpad. Transcend: To go beyond the predefined boundary of something. To rise above expectations. In this case to move beyond our collective definition of who and what we believe we are.
Only when you accept yourself will you be willing to go inwards and honestly appraise the beliefs upon which you have built your existence. Through forgiveness of your own misjudgment you begin to release yourself and the world from the grip of the lie you believed up until now.
This Earth you see and experience is the fruit of your original sin, your original misconception. misconception. The only one that it affects over whom you have jurisdiction is yourself - it’s your choice - it always has been.
This clarification also makes it clear to you why it is that embracing your Godliness - embracing the idea once again that you are like God - returns you to Heaven. Your world was created through the denial of your true nature. And it will dissolve through the re-acceptance re-acceptance of it. Through remembering who you are.
Of course - it is impossible to create a space outside of God’s Mind and the world you created was made through dreaming opposite to God. Darkness is formed through the absence of Light. Through the denial of God’s Light within you you have conceived your world. But it is a misconception - it is your original sin. The misconception lies within the fact that darkness has no force of its own - it exists only so long as light is kept at bay. When you open a door into a dark room, does the darkness seep out and devour light? Darkness exists only as long as you accept the idea that you can be something other than what God made you as. Which is not possible.
This creation of yours is an act of smoke and mirrors. Through keeping secret the truth you maintain its existence. Light is Truth Truth and darkness exists only if you deny Light - which is a lie because Light does exist. This is why the world of ego needs a constant story to uphold it. An unending drama needs to play out as confirmation of its existence. A story of death, suffering, aloneness, desire, need, competition (the one with the biggest will wins).
Silence destroys ego. In stillness the story, the dream of the world, dissolves into the nothingness it always was. When you let everything everything go - the only thing left standing is Truth. In the Zen tradition they share this by teaching “Do nothing, and it will be revealed to you.” Jesus put it this way: “Be still and know that I am God.” Created by Him as a pure expression of Source, your Essential Self, your essence, remains untouched by this lie you dream is real. When you silence the world a gap is created in which Truth appears. When you no longer believe the story of ego that you are weak and fragile and vulnerable and limited, you are once again thinking God’s thoughts - which is your Truth, your world of lies ends and Heaven replaces it.
This is how and why meditation enlightens you, this is why your salvation is an act of surrender and release, this is why to return to Heaven you must first let go of Earth, of your creation. You cannot stay outside your Father’s House and go Home - that is impossible, you need to choose.
From here forward you may find yourself becoming aware of your choice to either listen to your will will and focus upon the world of your creation, creation, or your choice to be still, surrender your own will, and become aware of the thoughts of God instead.
The prodigal children have their work cut out for them… Your will - or God’s Will? Here or Home? Maybe one day…. In the last moment before time disappears we will carve upon the tombstone of the World: “I did it my way…. and it was hell.” _____________________
Tool for Truth Meditation - Purpose and Practice “The Snow-Globe” The Purpose
In life, what traps you is your unawareness that there is some other aspect of Self that you can attach to and identify with. You believe you are only this one thing and that there is no other self identification possible. Meditation reveals this not to be true by revealing the other to you that you have not been aware of. Meditation gifts you an option. As you can imagine this is deeply liberating and powerful. It reveals that you never need to be stuck between a rock and a hard place - that there is ALWAYS a way out, there is always an escape route out of a nightmare. The even deeper gift of meditation is that this other which is revealed to you by which you can identify yourself is the one you’ve always searched for! This other innately possesses all the qualities you yearn for: love, peace, fulfillment, security, abundance, capability, union, belonging and compassion. Knowing this… is there any possible reason NOT to learn how to meditate so that you can access the gift of discovering this optional, magical you? The experience of heaven is only prevented by your inability to let go of hell. How does meditation reveal this other to you? The other we speak of is constantly present - you are simply unaware of them because you are trapped within a thought, and attached to a belief that you are only this one thing you are presently experiencing: this human being struggling to survive on a planet called Earth, fighting and jostling with 6 billion others for a small piece of a limited pie whilst fighting off the constant spectre of death and eternal annihilation. This may sound over-the -top, but it is the premise on which all of human life is built. As you are well aware, living out this ‘reality’ takes all of your focus and energy. energy. This idea is deeply gripping and mesmerizing: it is the ultimate movie. In fact this movie is so good you’re totally absorbed by it and don’t even realise there is something else besides it. THAT is why you are not even aware that there is another self to identify with. This idea is so all encompassing and pervasive that you are lost, completely and totally, in it. You believe it to be utterly real, and it has therefore become your reality.
This idea - like all ideas, day dreams and fantasies, imaginings and concepts lives in your mind. And that is how meditation works its magic: it teaches you to slow down the thought you have lost yourself in. As you slow down your thinking human mind and as the thoughts which rush through your head every second of every waking moment begin to come to rest a new view is revealed. Like a picture shows up once the snowflakes in a snow-globe settle to the ground - you gradually see something else beyond the swirling snowflakes, something that was always there but could not be seen because of the storm of snowflakes in the foreground which had your full attention. It is not that something new was created, this was always there; you simply couldn’t see it. This is how meditation works… As you train your thoughts and learn not to attach your awareness to them they begin to settle due to your non-attachment. And in settling, another picture is revealed beyond the snowstorm. Your awareness focusses on something you were, up until now, not aware of. You suddenly see what you could not see before. The more you are able to keep a still mind the clearer you can look at the picture because the snowflakes, the thoughts, no longer obscure your vision. The longer you focus on this picture which is revealed, which was always there, the stronger your attachment to it becomes and the more deeply you realise that THIS is the constant which has always been and will always be, NOT the snowstorm of thoughts and ideas which had 100 percent of your attention, your focus, all of this time, through all of this life, and many, many lives before this one. This, quite simply, is enlightenment. This simple thing, oddly, is what all the sages and mystics, guides and masters have been trying to teach you all of this time - they just didn’t have snow-globes snow-globes to illustrate it with
Your full focus and attention on the super movie called “I am a human being on a planet called Earth” means that much of your attention, much of your creative force and energy, is focussed on the snowflakes and keeps the snowglobe agitated. As you learn, through meditation, to withdraw your focus from the thoughts which storm through your mind, you remove your energy from them, you stop agitating the snow-globe; the snowflakes settle to reveal the other you could never see, and were therefore not aware of. What is revealed beyond the snowstorm?
The landscape beyond the snowstorm of thoughts - that which has always been there but could not be seen - is your True Self. This True Self does NOT live on a planet called Earth in a body separate from others and prone to attack, sickness, decay and death. THAT was the snowstorm. I do not want you to simply have faith that this is true - I want you to learn how to stop agitating your snow-globe so that the constant landscape beyond it - the True You - becomes visible, so that you can experience this true self by once again placing your focus, your awareness, awareness, there. As you deepen in your meditation practice and gaze upon the landscape which is revealed once the snowflakes have settled, you will re-discover the qualities of this self:
You will notice that it is timeless, and space-less. That it is complete. That in that completeness it is fulfilled. That it is eternal and cannot die. That because it cannot die, it has no fear of death, And because it has no fear of death - it has no fear, And because there is no fear its nature is revealed: And its nature is pure, pristine, flawless, love. The longer you remain in meditation - the longer you are able to keep your mind still through not attaching to, and giving energy to, even one snowflake the deeper and stronger your re-connection and communion with this constant Self becomes. As you strengthen your sense of identity with this constant Self rather than with the snowstorm, you re-embrace your true nature: peaceful, eternal, fearless, loving & abundant. How can one NOT be happy when they fully know themselves as this? Re-identifying yourself with your true nature made possible because you once again found the other to identify with through meditation - is the goal of life. Simple.
Meditation practice will begin with a choice to meditate: you will need to choose to meditate every day. As you learn how to still your mind successfully and begin to experience the peace and pleasure of that centred stillness, it becomes easier and easier to make the choice to meditate, but you will ALWAYS need to choose to meditate.
Your choice to meditate is your choice to put down your toys and listen out for your Father’s thoughts. Your choice to meditate undoes the choice you made at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and will eventually return you to Heaven. It may seem like a tiny choice, but it’s just as powerful as the choice you made as Adam or Eve at the beginning of time.
This is almost all you need to become adept at meditation. The choice to meditate is the crux of your practice because it is your choice to see something other than what entertains you and keeps your focus now. It is the choice to put aside your will for a while and listen out for God’s idea of you. In that choice rests the entire purpose of your life.
Meditation itself is no more difficult than breathing. It is no more mystical than riding a bicycle. It requires no tools, no special garments or rituals, no specialist knowledge of any kind about anything. Meditation is not about learning - it is about unlearning; letting go. All you will be doing in meditation is learning how to let go of your attachment to thoughts. Take every single beautiful idea you’ve ever had about yourself, your friends, lovers and family, your personal world and this planet… and toss them out of the window. As long as you maintain focus on any of these ideas you are agitating the snow-globe and will not be able to see the picture beyond the snowstorm.
This is why Zen practice says “Do nothing” and you will become enlightened. Give the snow-globe zero energy, zero input, and all the flakes will drift to the bottom and reveal what was always there but could not be seen.
The doing nothing bit… Sit in a comfortable position, preferably preferably upright to help you stay awake. If it’s cool or cold, put on an extra layer; your body temperature will drop as you relax. Choose a still space in which to practise, where you will not be disturbed. Switch off phones and cellphones, TVs, radios, etc. Make the space as quiet as possible - make it as easy as possible for you to forget the world which you are so lost in normally.
What you will be doing is sitting in silence and becoming aware of something other than your thoughts.
When you sit in meditation, become disinterested disinterested in your thoughts, focus on something constant and boring, like your breath, which is always with you, or a single word repeated over and over. You may find yourself become attached to an idea which drifts into your mind: something REALLY important which HAS to be done! Smile
notice how the super movie grabs your attention.
Choose to allow the other movie to come into focus - remove your focus from that REALLY REALLY important thought and return to your breath. This is all about constantly choosing to look somewhere other than your thoughts, to place your focus elsewhere. It is important to realise that you do not know what you’re looking for; it’s been a long time since you saw it and you do not know how to see it, nor do you know what it looks like. All you can do is stop agitating the snow-globe so that the picture beyond will once again become visible. Do not try to see the picture, you will use your mind to do that and in using your mind you’re jiggling the snow-globe! snow-globe! Be still, watch your breathing, be still, watch your breathing, be still, watch your breathing…
At first simply do this for 5 minutes. If you find this extremely difficult consider using a guided meditation CD to help focus your mind and wind it down. The
“Healing Sand” meditation meditation by Brandon Brandon Bays of of “The Journey” was was very helpful helpful for me. It is a 30 minute voice guided meditation orated by Brandon herself. Brandon’s Brandon’s own centredness and ability to be still are helpful. Be aware that many “guided visualisations” are not meditation: they are mind trips which keep you in your mind; rather than working to quieten the mind they use your mind’s imaginative abilities to visualise alternative realities and create a sense of healing and happiness. What we’re doing is stopping all thought - thoughts are the snowflakes which obscure the other self you are at present blind to.
If you find yourself falling asleep that’s OK. It’s a sign that your thoughts are settling and because you have not learned how to detach from your thoughts your awareness, your focus, is settling along with them
will find it
difficult to remain awake if you meditate just after a meal and if you’re really tired. It’s best to meditate in quiet restful time, like early morning, or after a cup of coffee in the evening, when the kids have gone to bed and the house has settled.
I feel it is good to be ‘light’ about your practice: ‘whim of steel’ would be a good approach
not fight with yourself… you will get the urge to scratch,
and adjust your body, do it and move on. I remember sometimes in the beginning of my practice having an intrusive noise, like someone’s lawnmower, intrude on my meditation and I began to use the noise as my focus - placing all my attention on the noise rather than trying to push it away. This was oddly effective for me. Try it - see if it works for you too
The practice of sitting cross-legged on the floor and watching your breath is recommended recommended for this simple reason: if you become used to sitting crosslegged on the floor and watching your breath to meditate it gives you no excuse not to meditate. There will always be a floor to sit on and you will always have your breath with you
I have noticed as well is that the
action of sitting cross-legged to meditate over a period of time has now become a ‘trigger’ - as I cross my legs my mind begins to quieten and centre, the physical action has become synonymous with stillness.
As you consistently choose to meditate you will be rewarded with the gift of stillness, of catching glimpses of this magical other You You which you could not see through the snowstorm in the snow-globe. Your practice periods will become longer, you will gain access to peace and a deeper, wiser, less panicked sense of Self; someone infinitely capable and strong. Beginning to know yourself as this ‘other’ will gift you all of the things you have up until now searched for in the snowstorm. It will be the greatest gift you have ever given yourself and you will give it to yourself through practising meditation.
To support you in your choice to see something beyond your thinking mind and inspire you to continue meditating feel free to visit my blog every now and then. You will find short inspiring posts, access to new documentation as I share it, access to supportive chants and links to further supportive information and inspiring articles. You will find the blog address on the “Author’s “Author’s Biography” Biography” page. page.
Wishing you the indescribable joy and deep satisfaction of discovering discovering your enormous, indestructible, power, beauty and truth.
See you in the Light. Diederik Vemer
Diederik Vemer Vemer was born in 1963 in Witbank, South Africa, under the sun sign of Aquarius. From a very early age his life was fuelled by the quest for the unchangeable truth about the world and the context of its existence. He is not a Buddhist although he likes them, nor is he a Catholic, although he was one once. Stillness is his teacher and a nd the place beyond the human mind is where he finds his centre and support.
Until recently he worked as an architect and design consultant, now he’s writing and sharing what he sees. He does not think he’s enlightened. enlightened. He has an ego and has fun watching it.
He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa, but retreats into the Karoo to write and grin.
He has a blog: http://www.stillpoint.iblog.co.za And can be reached via this e-mail: [email protected]
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