Imaginal Cells – The true self within is no different – The blueprint of your transformation lies within

There is an insightful discovery by biologists of the transformation that occurs within the chrysalis.

Inside the chrysalis the caterpillar, unable to move, actually dissolves into a fluid. Cells, which had been dormant in the caterpillar and which biologists have the poetic genius to call “imaginal cells,” begin a process of creating a new form and structure.

At first these imaginal cells – the seeds of future potential, which contain the blueprint of a flying creature—operate independently as single-cell organisms. They are regarded as threats and are attacked by the caterpillar’s immune system. But they persist, multiply, and connect with each other. The imaginal cells form clusters and clumps, begin resonating at the same frequency and passing information back and forth until they hit a tipping point. They begin acting not as discrete individual cells but as a multi-cell organism – and a butterfly is born.

We must all at some point in life withdraw to the cocoon of solitude. For therein lies the beginnings of transformation.

Our life’s work is to step aside and realize that our egoic selves are the immune system trying to sustain something that is no longer destined to be. If we create the space with nothing but intention and awareness, our true essence will find its way towards the transformed one.

Power of Right Intention

A human being’s attitude is the secret of life, for it is upon being’s attitude that success and failure depend. Both a being’s rise and fall depend upon their attitude. By attitude I mean that impulse which is like a battery behind the mechanism of thought. …  There is hidden in our heart a wonderful power. It is a divine power, a sacred power, and it can be developed and cherished by keeping our attitude right. (Hazrat Inayat Khan)

If you apply discerning awareness to your thought stream you will see that our thoughts are either intentional or uninvited.

When 80% of our uninvited thoughts are negative, the mass of humanity tends to sabotage their own efforts.

When awareness of thoughts is brought to bear persistently in its full force, every negative self thought that arises can be dissolved in its light. Life begins to brighten. Positive encounters and outcomes begin to flourish. Harmonies begin to coalesce. Division and separation begin to disappear from one’s life.

This is a secret we no longer need to keep.

two kinds of faith

one rooted in a deep knowing infused by direct experience

a direct experience in pure awareness devoid of any thought

as one in an infinite ocean of unity

one rooted in a mind of separation, cycling thoughts and repeated words

from an experience of self and other

looking at the ocean from a distance

If someone you love is asleep

They will likely not know they are asleep

Describe to them what it means to be asleep

Where one entertains one thought after another

Where the mind jumps from distraction to distraction

Where a stream of uninvited thoughts invade their life when they are not intentionally thinking on things such as work or chores or grocery lists.

In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article summarizing research on human thoughts per day. It was found that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day.

For some reason, our brains defer to the negative. According to the National Science Foundation, 80% of our thoughts are negative and 95% of our thoughts are repetitive.

Worse these thoughts are often framed from the viewpoint of an I and everything else as separate.

If your loved one stares at you as if they don’t get it.

Ask them to guess how many sites they looked at the previous day

Then ask them to look at the web history of the sites they visited on their phone or computer in the entire previous day.

All addictions are a form of sleep