FROM CRISIS TO MATURE MASCULINITY

How would you feel if you knew that a part of you was missing? It’s not a body part. It’s a void in you that longes to be filled. In my case, I filled this void with external things. I got a great education. I married. I got jobs then started my own business. We had children. I became successful by most common metrics. I purchased houses, cars, and toys. I traveled the world searching for this missing piece of me.

I felt like life was dangling a golden carrot out in front of me but no matter what I did or how hard I tried, I could not grasp it. As a result, I reacted angrily or jealously when someone else got a prize. Feeling alone, I was certain that if I shared my inner sense of incompleteness with another man, I’d be perceived as weak, unmanly. It took a crisis to have me realize that none of these material things and experiences could satisfy my longing to fill the void. I needed to find a different path. But what was it? I was fortunate to find a few other men who would share about this longing.

When I speak at events, this is one of the stories I share when I’m asked, mostly by women, “Why are men so angry?” In response, I ask this question: If you sensed there was a part of you that was missing and no matter where you searched, you couldn’t find it, How would you feel?  Might you feel angry and alone or at least frustrated?

A STORY (unknown origin)

Once there were three angels. They became discouraged upon learning that God planned to make new creatures in God’s Image and Likeness. These angels thought they alone were God’s Image and Likeness. They devised a scheme to hide God’s Image and Likeness from these new creatures called Human Beings. Angel one said, “We’ll hide God’s Image and Likeness on the top of the highest mountain.” The angels considered this but on second thought, they realized that humans would explore the world and eventually discover this Image and Likeness. The second angel said, “Oh, let’s hide God’s Image and Likeness at the bottom of the deepest ocean.” After considering that idea for a while, the angels thought, “No, humans would also   explore the oceans and find God’s Image and Likeness.” After more contemplation, the third angel exclaimed, I think I have the answer! “We’ll hide God’s Image and Likeness within these humans. They’ll never think to search for it there.” So they did just that.

For many contemporary western men, even contemplating the journey of self-discovery can be terrifying. Traveling the inner road requires uncommon courage often found after reaching bottom with nothing left to lose. To encourage men to take the first step, the Universe often initiates a crisis in career, finances, relationship, or health. For example, your job ends unexpectedly, you might find yourself homeless or you lose all your retirement savings, you get divorced, or you receive news from your doctor that you have a dreaded disease. You could think that you’re a victim. Or you could examine the possibility that this crisis was designed by your Soul/Self to draw your attention inward to find your gift, the loving Essence of God’s Image and Likeness.

I’ve come to understand that a man must know who he is

as the embodied Essence of his Soul/Self, before he can answer the questions, 

Who shall I to go with through life? And, what is mine to do?

Often we seek a companion and collect material things to fill our void, believing these people and things define us, give us value, and provide clarity for life’s meaning and purpose. But when we focus on external things, it obscures our view of our Essence.

CONSIDER

Through human experiences of feeling separate from our Essence, we are actually advancing our Self-Awareness. We are learning that in human form, we are the extension of the All-Loving Light of our Soul/Self. Further, human life on Earth is shown to be a game played by the Soul/Self. Then we begin seeing ourselves as co-creative partners with our Soul/Self. Human and Soul/Self are One. Realizing this, an expansive understanding forms, including a cosmology. The Soul/Self of each human being holds our Essence while we play the game of forgetting our true identity as the Image and Likeness. With this revelation, a renewed child-like wonder and ebullience fills every cell in our bodies with the vibration of our Soul/Self. This vibration provides access to all the resources required to fulfill our Soul’s Design for our lives.  Then with certainty,  we remember that everything belongs to everybody and there is always plenty for everyone.

Accepting that the journey

Into Self-Discovery never ends is helpful.

Accepting sets the mind free from reliance upon logic.

Your heart opens to become your compass.

MY SEARCH FOR EXAMPLE

My search for wholeness involved a crisis of trust. I discovered that I needed to look beyond my human form and my mind’s logical framework for meaning, purpose, and answers to my questions. It required diligence, but I came to trust that by following my Soul’s soft-spoken inner voice, a new path would open up for me. My intuitive  informed and directed my heart to Self-Love and Self-Acceptance. I learned to make choices to live free from fear and other limitations.

The pathway leading through my crisis required me to surrender to the “noble choice,” to face my mortality, figuratively or literally. In making this “noble choice,” every day became “a good day to die.” This attitude diminished ego’s dominance over my choices. I discovered that the dream of WE is in me. This dream had been inside me all along, to serve something greater than my self, my Soul’s Design for my life.  Then my external world responded positively by reflecting my new way of being, Self-Loving and Self-Accepting.

INSPIRATION FROM LEGENDARY FIGURES

At times when I needed encouragement, I drank from the well of wisdom offered by the ancients. Socrates for instance, remarked about this inward journey at his trial where he said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Perhaps he was referring to the timeless wisdom inscribed above the entry to the Delphic Temple: KNOW THYSELF. This process of self-examination spoken by the Greek sage still applies today. In his book, The Stormy Search For The Self, Stan Grof describes this journey well. When my crisis hit, I was inspired by both of them and others to continue on my journey inward. 

NEW BEGINNINGS

If you choose to embark upon this journey into Soul/Self discovery, a place to begin is by recalling the adage: The eyes are the windows to the Soul. Then try the following exercise:

Stand in front of a mirror.

Look deeply into your eyes and ask:

Who Am I?

Why Am I here?

What is mine to do? 

Then summon courage. Allow your Soul/Self to speak to you through the voice of your intuition. Then surrender all your thoughts and concerns. Mentally focus on following your breath, in and out. Give your Soul/Self permission to reveal the mysteries contained in the Soul’s Design for your life. Your Soul/Self will guide you along a pathway to an inner dimension where the answers to your questions already exist. This will help you to be your own guru and never again look outside your Soul/Self for anything. 

EXPECTANCY

Your journey into the Soul/Self is a solitary one. Only you can take it. But this must not be construed as selfish. It’s your gift to yourself. Men especially require Time Out from the daily motion of frenetic contemporary life. Time Out yields quantum leaps in Self-Awareness. During Time Out with the Soul/Self, you will likely learn that your Soul/Self has given you an aspect of its Essence, your unique and original way of being. This is your Soul’s energetic signature, your way of expressing Love in all your endeavors and encounters. I think of Essence as the Image and Likeness that the three angels hid within us. When you discover your Essence, name it, claim it, accept it, value, and practice it consistently in all your endeavors and encounters. It leads you to a state of UNION with all that is. You’re likely to experience a profound sense of belonging to the WE-ness. Your heart overflows with joy and you want to share your wholeness with the world. The notion that something is missing in you disappears and you know you are never alone.

Follow your heart!

It will take you where you want to go.

ENCOUNTERING A GUIDE

Along this path, fortunate is the man who encounters a true Hierophant. This is a mentor who never promotes his/her services. He/she extends his/her vibration of Essence and appears on your path seemingly by happenstance. But you were divinely guided to meet. He/she understands the dualistic nature of human existence. He/she has traveled this path before you and mastered its challenges. The Hierophant mentors you about the mysteries around and within you. This Master tutors you in applications of Universal Principles to consciously create life experiences that reflect the loving Essence of your Soul/Self. He/she instructs you about honoring and bringing into balance the masculine and feminine aspects of the Soul/Self. You learn to apply the knowledge of the masculine and the receptive creative nature of the feminine to co-create unifying outcomes for all concerned. You gain the ability to respond lovingly from your Essence to all stimuli rather than automatically react from the illusions of your emptiness. 

TIME IN NATURE

The Hierophant encourages you to commune with the natural world, the waters, the deserts, the valleys, the mountains, the forests and all their creatures. In these places, you can spend Time Out learning from nature where all, without exception is honored as sacred. You learn what life is like to be without judgment. You learn that all experiences of your life are designed and guided by your Soul/Self. As you flow with the rhythms of nature, your body, emotions, and mind become energetically integrated. No longer conflicted by life’s dualities, you fluidly weave your way through life. You no longer participate either/or, life/death, right/wrong, up/down games. You are no longer daunted or confused by contemporary social demands to follow only the mind’s logic.  In nature, you find it easier to surrender to the intuitive guidance of your Soul/Self.  Your five senses peak in nature, revealing the glory of being a Soul/Self incarnate as Human Being. You’ve won the game of forgetting.

A PERSONAL STORY

One crisp autumn day while living in Northern New Mexico, I decided to take a Time Out for self-exploration. For some time I’d wanted to return to Plaza Blanca for a hike. In this unique environment, the native sandstone cliffs, spires, and valleys are soft white-gray. My mind and emotions relax when I hike in this place.

Driving north from Santa Fe, I found the early morning sky to be a deep electric blue, without a cloud. A few miles before the turnoff to Plaza Blanca there is an area where the sandstone cliffs of the Sangre De Christo Mountains and foreground pastures are blood red. These pastures are thickly dotted with pale green sagebrush set against the red ridge tops peppered with the deep green needles of Ponderosa Pine. This combination delineates the blue sky from the red earth with its diverse greenery.

Driving through this area, I found myself completely enraptured by the vibrant colors. A flood of grateful tears filled my eyes and my heart leapt with joy. I could no longer navigate my car while enveloped by this state of rapture. I pulled off to the side of the road. I clenched the steering wheel. Then I screamed, “God! Are you looking through my eyes at the beauty you have created for me to witness? I am so grateful!”

I stepped out of my car to ground the intense energy of beauty and joy running through my body. Afterwards, I proceeded to Plaza Blanca where I spent the day feeling that I am the meeting place of Heaven and Earth. I was happy to be alive as human having experiences of acute sensory awareness. Without having discovered the Essence of my Soul/Self, I wondered if my heart would have been sufficiently open to having this profound experience?

SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Along this path, I’ve not only experienced ecstatic moments like described above, I’ve also had moments of despondency. With practices and applied self-discipline, I’ve learned to manage, balance, and ground extremes in energy flows. I‘ve accepted that this contrast is integral to advancing Self-Awareness. As I surrendered to it, the void began to fill. I felt complete. All the separateness and aloneness I’d experienced now made perfect sense. Every experience had led me to this perfect present moment of understanding that filled me at the cellular level with joy. Finally, I understood that the void I’d felt is filled when I realize that all dichotomies are illusions presented by my Soul’s Design to help me expand beyond ego’s perceived limitations.

The true Me is my Soul/Self, the objective observer of my human experiences. Accepting the light as well as the dark parts of my human experiences, I am no longer the angry man I once was. I now remember that I am the extension of the light of my Soul/Self experiencing all that life in human form has in store for me.  I am honoring the decision of my Soul/Self to express in masculine form during this incarnation. Accepting the Essence of my Soul/Self as my true identity, I am a tender and compassionate masculine Being applying the knowledge and wisdom of my Essence in all my endeavors and encounters. I accept the natural role of the masculine as my own. I am supporting the creative nature of the feminine within myself and within others.

__________________________________________________________________________________________    Albert Moore is the author of Eyes In The Mirror: Everything Changed When He Met His Soul. Al resides in Richmond, Virginia. Through in-person and online consultations, he facilitates the course, Adventures In Self-Mastery, designed to diminish ego’s voice of limitation to hear the voice of our Soul’s expansiveness. Contact: albertcmoore@gmail.com.

PASSING THROUGH NEUTRAL

Do you sometimes feel stuck, lacking energy and motivation? Perhaps you’re feeling like your life is stationary or maybe even in a long slow retrograde. The good news is that there’s a solution to these doldrums!

I’ve found the practices described below to be reliable. It has moved me a step towards Mastering my thoughts and feelings, my creative tools. This practice helps me regain joyful forward motion in my life.

FIRST, CONSIDER THIS ANALOGY

Let’s say your life is like a car with an automatic transmission.  Currently it sits engine off, motionless in a parking space. You get in buckle up, put the key in the ignition and turn on the motor. To get your vehicle out of that parking space, you shift into reverse to back it up. Then to shift into drive, you must pass through neutral. There, your transmission is disengaged (at rest) for a period. After neutral you can shift into drive without grinding the gears and damaging your transmission. 

I’ve found that life is similar to operating a car. Imagine that your thoughts make up the transmission of your life. Your thoughts set the direction of your life. Imagine next, that your feelings are the engine providing the horsepower to go in the desired direction.  The stronger your feelings, the faster you move in your desired direction.

When your thoughts and feelings separate you from others, your actions can create chaos or seem to block your forward motion. You may feel as if you’re in park position. And sometimes those separating thoughts and feelings are so intense that your actions seem to put you in reverse position.  Separateness causes stresses to build up in the cells of your body making it even harder to shift your life into drive.

But, to make the shift into drive requires passing through neutral. In neutral, you take “time out” from the daily motion of life to realign your thoughts and feelings with  your Soul’s memory of Union with All That Is. Then your life’s transmission is easily shifted into drive for fluid forward motion. When accompanied by happy feelings, you enjoy the ride and arrive at your desired destination quicker and quite satisfied with your journey.

Being in neutral is where you again become self-empowered. In neutral, you make a vibrational shift within yourself that allows you to set a new course and speed for your life.

THE PROCESS

Neutral is accompanied by the Vibration of Order. In this case Order has nothing to do with imposed structure or a hierarchy. To the contrary, it’s where all our judgments are suspended. It’s as if we’re taking a ‘Time Out!’ a neutral period between parked or reverse to get into drive. It’s where our gears needed for motion are resting. Here we repurpose and re-motivate to empower the new direction for our life. Feeling this Vibration in our bodies is like tuning in to our favorite music station on your car radio. Once we’ve felt the Frequency of Order, we can redial into it at anytime.

I was first introduced to the Vibration of Order in 1992 in a personal channeling of the Ones With No Names through Flo Magdalena, author of I Remember Union. It was a time of deep neutral in my life. Thereafter, diligent practice in the Vibration of Order vastly improved my life. It smoothed out my prickliness exhibited by my reactionary angry ways that often created chaos in my life and surroundings. Order helped me get through some really dicey situations where my separating behavior could have resulted in harm but instead created beautifully unifying outcomes. 

DEFINITION

Order is fundamental to the existence of the Earth and Universe. Order upholds the sacred honoring of all creation where each individual and the collective are ONE. That includes all people, all events, and all things no matter how they are showing up in the moment. The Vibration of Order establishes the inherent balance of the Earth. Through this vibration light, growth, knowledge, and personal and planetary sustenance exist. Consider Order to be the fertile energetic soil of the Earth where all her inhabitants are in balance. The Vibration of Order brings calm to individuals and groups. It provides respite from the turbulence caused by human beliefs in separating dualities. We can go to nature to feel the Vibration of Order. Order is the prerequisite to peace within individuals, throughout humanity, and the planet. Order synchronizes humanity with nature on planet Earth in an energetic field of Union. 

ORIGIN AND PRACTICE

Order exists through the Monad (Source/God…). It is upheld by the Spiritual Hierarchy while humanity plays the forgetting game of separation on Earth. Order keeps our planet from destabilizing from the extremes of human separations. Order inherently exists in each Soul’s energetic matrix as a knowing. When you open to your Soul’s matrix, you’re choosing to know the Unity held in your Soul. Order begins to emerge from within and you begin to consciously remember Union, live it and express it in the world. Then you energetically affect every one you encounter. This makes human society function at a higher level because we are each living and expressing through the Monad. My will becomes THY WILL. Order remembered by a group of individuals establishes a wave of energy that affects all humanity and establishes a critical mass of Unified Self-Awareness. When this vibration is held by the collective of humanity, the Earth responds by restoring herself.  This results in the merging of Heaven and Earth. 

I’m sharing the Vibration of Order so others may become ambassadors of Order bringing peace to this planet. It’s where the quietest of revolutions begins. Order transforms humanity without trying to convince anybody of anything. Order is individually practical and collectively imperative to human survival. Practice it if you choose by saying the Order prayer as follows.

Order is all there is

As long as I am in Order, nothing else matters

For I am Order

We are Order

We are One

And the dream of we, is in me.

____________________________________________________________________________________________           Albert Moore is the author of Eyes In The Mirror: Everything Changed When He Met His Soul. Through in-person and online consultations, he facilitates the course called, Adventures In Self-Mastery. He shares practices to diminish ego’s voice of limitation to hear the voice of your Soul’s expansiveness. Al is also an inspiring speaker. Contact Albert: albertcmoore@gmail.com.

LESSONS IN SELF-MASTERY

UNITY IS INESCAPABLE

It seems I’m never too old to learn. I’ve recently turned seventy and shortly thereafter attracted yet another learning opportunity. Dang! They just keep coming.

BELIEFS

For decades I’ve seen and heard the same people write, speak, and be interviewed about our human potential and unusual phenomena. I concluded that these people and their media interviewers are closed to the ideas and practices of regular people like me. We’re in the trenches of personal transformation. And we’re doing great work from which others can benefit. My judgments about this generated a strong feeling that I’m a victim of a rigged system that refuses to let me in. I’ve judged these people as know-it-alls and their interviewers as thinking these are the only people who know anything about personal growth. From this belief and feeling judgmental about them, a chip sprouted on my shoulder. It separated me from these people.

With hindsight, I see that my belief about such gurus also played out in my forty-five-year career as an architect. It separated me from some of my colleagues in architecture. Their projects were consistently being recognized and published over mine. This belief is now playing out in my new career as an author and speaker wanting to share my deeply personal stories of transformation.

BELIEF REINFORCEMENT

Recently, I was contacted by a woman based in Los Angeles. She had read this blog and read an excerpt from my book at,  www.info-eyesinthemirror.com. She was impressed with my command of the subject matter and my self-revealing writing style. Further, she asked if she could interview me and promised that this interview would be included in her upcoming online summit with twenty-five notable interviewees. I gladly accepted her invitation. Perhaps I’d “made it!” At last, maybe I’d just broken the barrier into the club of writers and thinkers about  human transformation from ego-centric to Soul guided. 

Next as promised, I received her followup email containing a form asking me for a short bio, headshot, and a statement about the subject matters I’d like to cover during her interview. I filled out the form. Then I got to a previously unspoken requirement: Interviewees for this summit are required to have an email contact list of at least 5000 people. Judgments flooded into my thoughts and my hackles bristled.  Damn! She’s only interested in those same old voices. I submitted her form anyway saying truthfully that I have a 250 person contact list. I suspected that she’d deceived me.

The following day I received her next email disqualifying me from being interviewed and participating in her online summit.  Once again, I was right about “those people.” I was furious, defensive, and felt victimized. Then, hoping to salvage an opportunity to share my story and vision, I appealed to her with reasons why my authentic new voice would help her reach new and larger audiences. She rejected my appeal.

TRANSFORMATION

Then I caught myself in an inspired instant. I realized that my angry reactions have nothing to do with her or those gurus of human potential. I was inspired to ask myself three questions:

1. Do I have beliefs that keep me feeling separate from others?

2. How can my beliefs expand my Self-Awareness?

3. Where is this separating belief leading me?

Answering these questions, I realized that the strong energy behind my disdain for certain others attracts separating experiences to me. My strong feelings fulfilled the like attracts like principle. Feeling separate arose from deep in my subconscious specifically to expand my sense of connectedness with these people. The purpose of these experiences is for me to remember my Oneness with others. I’ve learned that the more connected I feel, the more fulfilling my life becomes. Now, when feelings of separateness arise within me, I know that an expanded sense of Oneness is soon available to me.

I’ve discovered that my purpose in life is to expand my Self-Awareness as a conscious creator. To assist in achieving that purpose, I’m becoming acutely aware of my thoughts and feelings as my creative tools. I’m learning that I’m never a victim because the energies behind my thoughts and feelings are always attracting new events in my life. From each of my separating experiences, I’m gaining wisdom about life on Earth. I‘m now able to laugh at my silliness in feeling separate. I no longer need lessons in this particular brand of separation.

I’m devoted to this Self-Discovery process.  It always leads me back to my origin where I remember that Oneness is inescapable. Then, I’m filled with joy. I’m more often now consciously creating unifying experiences. Perhaps by sharing my separating experiences with you, you can remember our Oneness more quickly than I. 

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Albert Moore is the author of Eyes In The Mirror, Everything Changed When He Met His Soul. He resides in Richmond, VA where he mentors individuals and groups in practices of Self-Mastery.

REFLECTIONS ON VIRGINIA’S DILEMMA

When I encounter a controversy, I try to see it as an opportunity to inquire,

What can I learn about myself from this situation?

Today’s political controversy in Virginia prompts me to reflect on the occasions over my six decades when I’ve thought, felt, or acted separate, less than or greater than another.

When I catch myself separating by condemning or judging myself or another, even a politician, it reminds me to embark on an inner journey of self-reflection. I use this process to advance my self-awareness. I ask questions like:

1. When have I  judged another for separations that I too have created?

2. Am I projecting my own guilt, shame, and/or blame by condemning another to unburden myself?

3. How can I remember and practice our common-unity?

My journeys begin with honoring my own humanness or my shadow side.  These are the many ways and times I have separated myself from others. If I deny or judge this shadow side, my life usually becomes quite troublesome.  However, when I acknowledge my shadow side, it shrinks or sometimes even fades away. This practice is derived from a principle that says, That which I resist persists. So if there’s a behavior that I’d prefer not to repeat, Why would I resist it? As I acknowledge my own humanness, my judgments of self and others diminish. This makes it easier, individually and collectively, to transition from troubling separating behaviors into my heart and soul. There, I behave lovingly unified where everyone flourishes.    

I can only change myself, never another. Acknowledging this my authentic nature begins guiding my thoughts, feelings, and actions. Tenderness and compassion are my authentic attributes.  Once I embody and radiate them all my sensory systems reflect my unity with all people and things. I no longer need to convince another of my rightness and their wrongness. I feel peaceful. I live out the true meaning of turning the other cheek.

In no way does this inquiry excuse my instances of separation or make me immune to the Laws of Karma. If I keep my humanness secret, it is certain to surface at times when I have the most at risk. That’s when Hubris enters and my life gets uncomfortable. I feel embarrassed or humiliated. However, if I undertake action to reunify, life’s blessings flow freely. Until I consistently think, feel, and act congruently unified, I am guided by my authentic nature to ask each day: Which path and what results do I choose,   union and joy  or separation and sadness?  This process brings to the forefront, my choice to think, feel, and act unified.

The beauty of the human experience is that we have a Free-Will choice to condemn or to honor ourselves and others. I once was guided by a condemning god seeking revenge and retribution. Then I realized that I’d made this god in the image of my humanness? I’m choosing more often now to see myself as the image and likeness of an all-loving Presence. It never judges me for forgetting my origin in Its unlimited and unconditional love. Here, I have innumerable opportunities to remember my Oneness with all people, events, and things. Then I can extend my authentic way of being to all my fellow humans, even politicians.

CONCLUSION

Conviction in the court of opinion is to me, justice denied. I view opinions as mind games intended to appease my shadow side, my humanness seeking to separate me. I choose not to participate in the mental banter of opinions like those holding public figures to higher standards than I place upon myself. That separates me from them. How then can they possibly represent me? To support a political candidate I want to hear upfront about their humanness. When have they separated from others? Then I can relate to them. I also want to hear how they’ve looked within and found unity between themselves and others. Did they discover and learn to express their authentic loving nature? That’s how they are qualified to represent me. However, if I or anyone else, including public officials continue to separate from others, apply the law of the land, not to punish with guilt, shame, or blame. That only perpetuates separateness. To resolve separateness, apply these laws and universal principles to reunify all of us in the loving Presence of our common origin.

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Albert Moore is the author of Eyes In The Mirror, Everything Changed When He Met His Soul. He resides in Richmond, VA where he teaches the practice of Self-Mastery.

SPEAKING ANNOUNCEMENT MAPPING YOUR SOUL’S DESIGN

I will be speaking about Mapping Your Soul’s Design in Richmond, VA on March 9th. This presentation includes sharing my stories about and demonstrating how to engage this Soul-searching process of self-discovery. It helped me and will help you to turn traumas into triumphs and expand our abilities to live creatively in each moment. Mapping my Soul’s Design helped set me free from ego’s reactions that separated me from others. It allowed me to respond lovingly from my Soul’s Essence to each exchange and encounter.  This process initiated me into the path of Self-Mastery, where the unity of all things guides my creative endeavors and interactions. New Earth experiences of union emerged for everyone.

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:45 AM

WHERE: Richmond MindBodySpirit, 1007 Peachtree Blvd, Richmond, VA 23226

NOTE: My book, Eyes In The Mirror; Everything Changed When He Met His Soul is available for purchase on amazon.com where you will see the great reviews by readers and KIRKUS REVIEW. Reading my book prior to attending my talk about Mapping Your Soul’s Design could be enjoyable and helpful. If you enjoy reading my story, please tell your friends and family.

TESTIMONIAL:

Being mentored by Albert has been life changing. He is highly intuitive and has helped me to reframe painful past experiences and unlock the gifts held within each one. He taught me how to access my Soul’s messages then take action based on what I receive. The result is that I can move through life with ease and trust the unfolding.

SD, RICHMOND, VA

BIO

As the author of Eyes In The Mirror; Everything Changed When He Met His Soul, Albert explores how and why his Soul designed his life with obstacles and the ability to overcome them. He’s an inspirational speaker, delivering talks about the relationship he’s cultivated with his Soul, the process of Self-Mastery.  Albert also presents his visions for New Earth based on the Unity of all things. He facilitates groups and mentors individuals sharing the wisdom he’s gained from communicating with his Soul.

Albert is a life-long student and practitioner of the creative process. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute where he also studied fine arts. He also received an MS in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. For 45 years he was an award-winning architect and urban designer. Retired from practice now, Albert is also an accomplished artist.

Blessings,

Albert Moore, albertcmoore@gmail.com

SPEAKING ANNOUNCEMENT

Please join me for Anchoring the Consciousness of Oneness World Summit – a virtual event with 19 experts in myriad fields and modalities – who have come together in the name of helping to create a collective awareness and recognition of the concept of Oneness in mind, body and spirit.

This event begins November 11, 2018, and will run for seven days. Recorded interviews will arrive in your inbox each day for seven days and videos will be available to view until November 22, 2018.

Once you’re signed up, you’ll receive a link to our private Facebook group entitled: Oneness World Summit, where you can engage with all 19 experts and ask us questions!

Thank you for supporting this event! #AnchorTheConsciousness

URL: https://www.saradaves.com/oneness-world-summit/

I’ll be speaking at this event, hope you will join us.

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BRING ON THE MESS!

BRING ON THE MESSES!

The idyllic American life painted by Norman Rockwell never existed. So, GET OVER IT! Life in America can be messy. Our messiness has been in our faces for at least the last eighteen months and who sits on the Supreme Court is our current mess. It’s a time to face our messes, for lots of questions.
Who among us has never separated from another, judged ourselves or another, thought ourselves to be more or less than another? Is ours not a time to recognize and mend these separations within ourselves, to remember our inherent wholeness, our oneness? Acknowledging our shadow side, our messes heals these separations within ourselves, others, and the world. The process America is currently undergoing seems to be part of a whole-ing process and it will ultimately benefit all of us. Bring on the messes! Air them out so we can rise above them. Don’t get sidetracked by ego’s minutia. Ask hard, fundament questions. Asking anything less is a waste of time, so here are some to consider.
FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS
Is one (or a group) who attempts to disrupt (for political advantage over others) the balance in our three-part system (executive, legislative, judiciary) designed by the founders of these United States violating the constitution to which they have sworn allegiance?
If so:
Should they be subject to removal from office, or prevented from holding office?
Are not attempts to create an imbalance in our three-part system actually treasonous?
What is the new litmus test for representing others in our governing bodies?
In voting we might ask ourselves:
Who among us is sufficiently healed/whole from ego’s tendencies to separate any of us from another, to represent us?
My heart asks lots of questions that my mind alone can’t answer. Some of them might be about giant mysteries like the meaning of life. Others could be more personal or even practical. Logic can take me only so far. It has its limitations. When I feel thrown back into the deep subjective waters of my own insights and personal tastes, that might be just what my heart intended from the start. My heart seems to be asking more of me: Ponder more, ask more fundamental questions so I can grow and remember my inherent wholeness and see that of all others. Then, my wholeness can be reflected and experienced in the world. Perhaps then, Rockwell’s paintings can become my reality and I’d enjoy sharing it you all.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE SOUL’S DESIGN

Be the architect of your life, an alchemist of self-change through self-mastery

Everything changes when we realize that we have a Soul, a non-physical part of our totality. Our Soul designs our human lives, in part to experience forgetting our inherently Divine nature. Communicating with our Soul, we learn that It is actually guiding us to remember our connectedness with all things. Our hearts and minds open to our Soul’s Essence, our Original Way Of Being, a quality of love unique to each of us. Expressing this Essence, we accept and integrate our Soul with our humanity. Life becomes fluid and dynamic when we’re aligned with our Soul’s Essence and Design.

Early childhood emotional traumas are often designed by our Souls to postpone our remembering that we are whole. Traumatic emotional events alter our brains and behaviors. They establish pathways for ego’s reactivity to dominate our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Us versus them becomes our way of living. We become irritable. We get angry. We judge ourselves and others. Everyone and everything seems separate from us, adversaries to battle. Traumas can highjack our sense of well-being and true purpose. Ego attempts to protect us by defining us as helpless victims. Then, hidden beneath a life crisis involving health, relationship, career, or resources, our Soul calls to us to remember our Divine nature and become our authentic Self.

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Architecture Of The Soul’s Design programs include:

  • 12 one-on-one 90 minute mentoring sessions
  • 3-day mentoring workshops
  • Inspirational speaking at conferences and events
  • Consultations for individuals, businesses, organizations
  • Meet Up groups
  • Book Study group

 

Architecture Of The Soul’s Design (AOTSD) programs are for the bold and adventurous. They provide mentoring for people to remember and fully express their Soul’s Essence. Clients gain broader perspective about their lives. They find new value and purpose. They become the architects of their lives. In collaboration with their Soul, they are able to solve any problem. They also make no distinction between work and play. AOTSD offers Clients a reliable structure of principles, practices, and tools to be alchemists of self-change through self-mastery. AOTSD programs are based on principles in the book, Eyes In The Mirror, Everything Changed  When He Met His Soul available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Request details by email at albertcmoore@gmail.com with AOTSD in the subject line.

Thoughts On Our Times

I’m aware that sometimes Soul’s incarnate on Earth to behave as clowns performing like buffoons on the world stage. Their purpose is to ask us to look in the mirror at our own foolishness for thinking we can separate aspects of our wholeness. Watermelon man from Southwestern native tribes is such a character and brings wisdom to those willing to look. Could this be the purpose of the American President and many members of Congress?

Looking in my mirror this morning, I was no longer angry or sad at his/their antics. Instead, I was laughing, quite amused that I hadn’t seen their purpose as my own reflection when I attempt to separate myself from anyone or anything. I find my life includes a lot more laughter since I began to see the world as my reflection. What is your mirror reflecting today?

Make no mistake that by offering the above perspective, in no way whatsoever do I condone or excuse any act of separation by anyone.  Yet, I too have had thoughts, feelings and actions that have separated me from others. I have done my best to make corrections with me to sustain my unification with all. While some get away with crimes against man’s laws, no one escapes the Laws of Karma. In that respect, each of us is accountable for restoring to balance, all results of our thoughts, feelings, and actions of separation.

As I occasionally peaked in on yesterday’s embarrassing congressional display of lunacy, when several members berated the testifier I was reminded of the story of Jesus’s defense of Magdalene at her stoning. “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” He knew that those who first cast stones are usually those most guilty and they cast stones to project and/or deflect onto another, the guilt and shame they hold for their own separations.

To maintain political karma balanced, I propose that those who seek to represent us as elected officials at any and all levels be held personally responsible in both financial and humanitarian ways for those they separate from the whole. That might finally restore integrity to our system. It might also have our representatives act with honor toward all rather than those few interests whom they support or pay for their election.

 

Independence Day Reflections

When I push away my dark side, it behaves like a frightened child demanding my immediate attention. If I ignore it, it might retreat for a while, then it always comes back at a most inopportune time to create havoc.  When this happens, it’s time for me to look inside myself for the pearls of wisdom this ill-tempered child has to teach me. When I honestly examine my own dark side I see that I can separate myself from and project my separateness onto others.

This leads me to ask: Who among us has not separated from our true Selves, others, our planet, or our common Source? Divisiveness would seem to be integral to the human experience. Or could it be just a phase in human evolution? What if there’s another way of being human that would yield experiences in a unified reality? What if we could see those who separate one of us from another as a projection of our unacknowledged dark side? These are questions I’ve considered. A friend of mine thinks I have entirely too much time on my hands but, I tell him I subscribe to the idea posed by Socrates: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” 

During my self-examining periods, I remember that I also a contrasting side,  a light side. I suspect that I’m not alone in this. Each side has great value to me. When I acknowledge both sides, I discover that my self-awareness expands. Applying my dark side to life’s situations, my anger or impatience, I create results that separate me from others. These experiences do not feel good. However, when I apply my lighter side, I create unifying experiences that are quite fun for all. I call my lighter side my original way of being human. Tenderness and compassion are qualities of being that I assign to this lighter side of myself. I think of them as love’s heritage from my Creator. Therein lies my real independence where I’m free to ask: Which of these parts of myself, my light or my dark side, shall I apply to create my next reality?

As I observe the overall human experience, I can conclude that even those dominated by their darker side possess an inner light, dimmed though it may appear to the judgmental. I also notice that the side I focus my attention on is the side I witness being expressed. When I focus on the brokenness of people, they act out with venomous behavior magnifying artificial self-imposed divisions.

Mr. Trump appears to be an example of this phenomenon. The more I focus on his brokenness, the more he behaves in separating ways, regarding immigration, tariffs, with our allies and a host of other things. He seeks to ally with those seeking to separate like Putin and Un. He seems not so much the master of the deal as the master of ego’s manipulative deceptions. As like attracts like, he appears to attract the emotionally wounded as his supporters. Their perceptions of their separateness lead them to believe that it is real. From this base, Trump draws only artificial strength from the angry mob that blames others for their own divisiveness.

This phenomenon is indicative of Trump’s own emotional woundedness. Behaving like a wounded little boy, he lashes out at those who disagree with him. Oh, what he could learn by engaging with them from an open heart. But, he seems only to apply ego’s false sense of moral superiority. With it, he validates and reopens his own woundedness and that of others. He uses the fallacy of division to garner loyalty to the illusions of his separateness. With his pep-rallies, Trump gains only the illusion of power which must constantly be fed by those outside of himself. He is unable to empower himself from an empty and broken heart. The heart of those severely wounded by childhood trauma cannot speak the truth of the inherent union of all, so true power is denied expression through them.

I’ve learned that which we resist persists is a universal truth. If so, why would we resist this man who sows divisiveness? Resistance to our own dark side makes it more powerful and persistent in its separating tendencies. Mr. Trump is no exception to this principle. Perhaps another tactic, used by many masters could apply here? Are we so bold as to try it? What if we summon all of love’s light within us? Then, what if we extend to him and anyone caught in the web of separation’s illusions, the light in our loving hearts and unifying light of our Souls? Extrapolating on my personal experiences, it just might work to shift our nations divisive situation. As we give, we too receive more light. Imagine radiating the light of love and unity from our hearts and Souls toward Washington, DC and the Whitehouse.

The truth in our hearts and Souls is calling to us all to, “Remember Union!” The Jesus, the Buddha, the Moses, the Muhammad, the ML King and the Gandhi, the Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and the Hamilton I know would implore us to offer love’s compassionate light to all those with wounded hearts. Standing in our finest light, all illusions of separation can begin disappearing. Then, no one is left behind because there is no place real out beyond our union’s inherent truth. As we extend our hearts to others all of us have an opportunity to remember our undeniable Oneness. Is this not the lesson of the lost sheep or the meaning of turn the other cheek? 

If I can be so bold as to update Plato’s ancient wisdom: ”The price good people pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by wounded people.”  (Adapted from The Republic). Those so impacted by the illusions of their separateness have simply lost their memory of our intrinsic unity. This makes them, at least for now, ill-suited to lead anything or anyone until and unless their fractured hearts have mended.

In the meantime, we might consider that criteria for selection of future leaders around our globe, be those most freed from ego’s separating clutches, those able to lead from the love in their hearts and the unity of their Souls. These people are worthy of leadership, uniting not only each member of a country but also the entire world. A real leader knows that true strength comes from an open heart toward Self and all others. A true leader is one who unites, never divides. I trust there are people with free hearts and Souls destined for leadership. Please come forth in our hour of need.

As I reflect on this anniversary of our nation’s independence from the tyranny of King George’s ego, we owe it to our founders to first, free ourselves from its clutches once again. When we free ourselves we will have leaders who reflect our own unity and self-love. Who knows, a new nation, perhaps even a New Earth will emerge as our reflection of love’s light. Our country’s founders left us with processes to free ourselves from internal tyrannies. I’m also suggesting that there’s another way. Employing either or both of these methods, we are the great nation they envisioned and the great people to whom they have entrusted their legacy of true love’s freedom.

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Albert Moore is the author of Eyes In The Mirror, Everything Changed When He Met His Soul. At https://bluespacecreations.wordpress.com you can read blogs about his journey. Al is an inspirational speaker and a coach to men. He resides in Richmond, VA.