A New Chapter

As always has been, the universe evolves from now to now, presenting new circumstances at an appropriate time. I’ve been easing into being self-employed since November due to a slow-down in business at work, and Friday last week was my last day.  Under the guise of “retirement” I intend to embark on my most creative chapter yet, increase exercise, eat wisely, open some doors and let energy flow though, guided by principles of Huna, my inner promptings and my training thus far.

Of course, if you want to move forward, you get to leave something behind, though our culture loves to keep things beyond the time they’re needed, and, indeed, promotes it.  One of the recurring themes in my study of “what is” and “what could be” is that every cycle naturally ends in release.  Keeping something beyond its appropriateness results in an accumulation of “stuff”, on physical, mental and emotional levels — and that slows you down on your journey.  In fact, it’s been said that our evolution to other realms depends on our being able to move on as soon as you have learned what was to be learned. You wouldn’t want to stay in the 8th grade if you had mastered all the necessary skills to graduate.

I heard a minister once say that when people want to change their life in some manner, she counsels that the first thing to do is to clean your closets, i.e. get rid of the things that are no longer needed, and the things that are not an appropriate part of the new life to be created. Sell or give things away that haven’t been touched in two years, recycle what can be, and junk what can’t.

And here it is, the beginning of Spring. It’s time to choose seeds, cultivate the soil appropriately in a place with the right amount of sun and space for the plant to grow to maturity. Do the same with projects: create/choose the appropriate environment, add the necessary functional components and support systems, and guide their growth with a loose rein.

Choose the destination, but allow the universe to present the vehicle, route and timeline as things progress. Too many expectations can lengthen the process according the beliefs about the steps involved. Things can be complex or can happen in a snap if Huna is used properly. Taoism calls it “Wei Wu Wei”, “Doing Without Doing”, or using minimum effort.

Ready to write a list of things to be done?

-Seymour Lovejoy


The Principles: A foundation

The teachers gave us a set of 9 Laws, which operate on 9 associated Principles, producing 9 associated Attributes. See Archangels_Laws_Chart.

This is the first of a set of articles on the Principles.  First, an overview.

What is a principle? Here are a couple of definitions from dictionary.com:

1) A fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived, e.g. the principles of modern physics

2) An adopted rule or method for application in action, e.g. a working principle for general use.

In general, we could say that a principle names or describes something which has been found to be a recurring and common experience, an observable phenomenon. Because it’s a common experience, it is considered to be foundational or fundamental, supporting or explaining other experiences. Judith expressed the importance of understanding the “creative power of life” principle, that life is creative by nature and unlimited in potential.

If one has a belief system built upon beneficial principles, one will create and experience beneficial things. It is to our advantage to incorporate perspectives and response patterns which consistently bring benefit to ourselves AND others, because if others are benefited, then our experiences of them will be beneficial as well.

Reading, writing, and arithmetic are considered foundational to the learning process. Similarly, the Temple Teachers have proposed a foundational set of principles, which, taken as a whole, are designed to assist us in spiritual growth and evolution to our greatest individual and group potential, the moment by moment and ultimate enhancement of All That Is.

This could be considered similar to what “religions” propose with their principles, but the proof of the pudding is in the taste thereof. The Teachers urge us to prove that their principles and suggestions are beneficial by using them, not blindly accepting them.

-Seymour Lovejoy