The Greatness of The Human Spirit In The Midst of Tragedy and Loss
This article is written in response to Dr. Nielsen’s ABC Action News
Television Appearance, September 19, 2014, in reply to questions from
many of you.
How Does This Occur?
You may have seen newscasts concerning the Florida grandfather taking
the lives of his children and grandchildren, and himself. When we hear
of tragedies such as this, it provides an opportunity to come together
in a greater depth of compassion, oneness-harmony, depth, and
When loss of life occurs at the hand of a human being, it is more
traumatic or unsettling than when it happens through a storm or
mechanical failure. Rest assured that drastic actions such as this do
not generally occur suddenly, out of nowhere. There has been a
long-standing, long-building sense of increasing sense of separation,
lack of sensitivity and compassion, leading to a break with reality.
Separation is taken to an extreme in which there is no ability to relate
to the pain or suffering of another. Signs of this occur along the way
that we can detect and address.
Rather than feeling “unsafe” from “external conditions”, demoralizing
traumas may spark deep doubts as to the nature of humanity and a fear
of loss of inner goodness of individuals and of humanity at large. It
may shake our faith in love, trust, family, and sanity. We wonder what
the world has come to and how it will unfold in future years. These
types of events create unsettling feelings, unrest, a sense of not
feeling safe in the world.
These types of acts only happen in a perceived state of separation
that ever deepens into greater alienation and objectiﬁcation. This
separation, whether it appears as separation from love, from self, from
self-love, from others, from society, from sanity, ultimately is
existential separation. Meaning: separation from God Presence, Spirit,
Creator – that which birthed us into existence. If we wish for the true
answers, we have to go deep enough. Finding the trustworthy answers
means asking the right question: What are we? What is our true
identity? How do we re-awaken to our true Essence, as Spirit? How do
we remember the Love That We Are, the Spirit Presence that we are, as
the very ground of our being. How do we return one by one, and a
thousand by a thousand and a billion by a billion to the Heart of our
Eternal Father God?
What Do We Tell Ourselves, What Do We Tell Our Children?
We tell our children the truth. The truth is that the human greatness, the human heart, the “human” Spirit, is Love. This Spirit, this Love, goes beyond any darkness or “good vs. evil” or “pairs of opposites”. This Spirit Love is stable, trustworthy, secure. Love is what is true and what we naturally are. When we are home, in our hearts of Love, we are in our True Self. Our True Self is Spirit, is Love, is Life, is Sacred. True Love is Divine Love, which arises not from human changing sentiment, it arises from Oneness With Creator God Presence. And our True Self respects and reverences all of life, and honors it as Sacred. We remember that, feel that, live as that, express only that. We may tell our children that God Spirit Love is as close as the breath; when they breathe in and out, they can remember this God Love Presence, in their heart, right here now.
How Do We Respond?
Realize that the “human” Spirit is Essence, and in its the Natural Way of Being,
it is naturally love, goodness, joy, wellness, and creative giving.
This resides at the core spark of all beings, and this spark is truly
the whole of the real Self or Essence.
Begin a simple, sacred practice of remembrance. Remember this Spirit Essence Life of love, harmony, goodness, spaciousness, peace and trust.
When we see someone not communicating or not
“communioning-connecting, step forward to express love, to set the tone
of respect, sensitivity, and connection. We have the capacity to master
the inner practice of Seeing the Spirit Spark in all beings— “calling it
forth”. When we see this in ourselves or another we strengthen
awareness of this sentient identity in all, as all. We set a strong
beautiful resonance of communion, of compassion, of community.
We welcome all to a greater openness, releasing of emotional
storage, embracing of sensitivity. Our Presence (not just our words—our
whole being) speaks of joining, of beauty, of calm and ease, ever rested
in and as the oneness of the “human” Spirit rather than the human
separation, or the disconnect of self-centeredness. We softly,
Reverently, passionately and persistently, release the
thought-emotion-habit of fear, of negativity, of separation. We come out
of all denial of self, relationships, the world, and look at “what is”.
We poignantly see the pain and suffering of separation, with a
dedication and devotion to be the higher resonance of that which only
supports life. We courageously speak up in the face of abuse, and then
we go deeper in the heart of Spirit Presence where no conﬂict or abuse
Being the relevant, truthful voice of sanity in the world, we
support humanity in coming out of denial and seeing its true condition.
This ﬁrst means seeing the true condition of man’s inhumanity to man,
the abuse of the feminine or underserved, the unsustainable systems
based on greed and competition. With a passion to rise out of that… we
then see the true condition. The more real condition is beyond
a condition, it’s the coming Home to Oneness with Creator, in devotion to that.
1. And when someone seems out of sync with this, we face it for what it is, stay open and aware, act quickly in in-powered wisdom and intelligent intervention. Yet our greatest response is our inner, sacred, quiet simple response: ever see and commune with the Spirit, the Love that is there, until that is what we see and experience everywhere.
2. No matter what others do, and no matter what we see or hear around us, we live as love, joy, compassion, equanimity – in a greater and more simple, yet profound way.
The Natural Self is Naturally Only Love In the Natural “Human” Spirit
Only Love Is And You Exist as That
Reverence For, and As Life
In the arenas of thought, mind, belief, memory, sensation we live in
the “pairs of opposites” of “this world”. It is like motion pictures
moving in time, that reﬂect safe vs. unsafe, health vs. illness,
separation vs. oneness, life vs. death, ease vs. stress, closeness vs.
In Reality, our changeless Essence is Timeless. It is the Timeless
Presence – simple, spacious, poignant Love; profound, quiet, radiant
Peace, in each now instant. Without a
past, or future focus, without a self-centered time-based thought
stream, or repressed time-based emotions, Timeless Presence Is.
Timeless Presence Is… emptied of a personal “me” focus, abiding as one with God Presence, You see – I Am That Presence.
Timeless Presence is unconditioned, innocent, pure, harmless, naturally supportive.
And then you live by and as Essence, Spirit, Life, not by automated
computer-like repetitive thoughts-habits, involving struggling, trying,
and becoming.That which You Are, is free now, whole now, pure life now,
Rested as Spirit, God Presence, as the Eternal Love, doors often open
as you are naturally called upon to contribution, service, leadership,
sharing, wisdom, and brilliant creativity.
You See all sentient beings, not as struggling, or suffering, but as
sacred, as Spirit, as Eternal, as the Inﬁnite Presence in the mystery of