Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Underlying Current


By Pamela J. Wells


There is an underlying current—underneath all of the anger, frustration, bitterness, hate, and violence—this current is what is churning within us, our desires, passions, superficialities, the sense of lack and the need for more—more material objects, more money, more fame, more fortune, more recognition, more stuff to attempt to fill that void that is within us.

Pick up an object right now. It can be anything, a vase, a chair—anything. Now, if you had more of that object, would you feel better? Maybe, if they were in different colors? If you had 10, 20, 50, 100, a 1000 of them—do you think you would feel better? No, you wouldn’t. You would have numerous amounts of them, but you would still feel the same way about yourself as you did when you had just one or even none of them.

Our society has to change—from a selfish, self-centered one, to a compassionate and giving one, starting with our families and the way we treat one another. The majority of our society, especially in the West, lives from the ego (the false idea of oneself) instead of from the heart, where celebrity, status, and wealth are cherished and sought after. People cannot live joyful and peaceful lives with themselves, with others, with their families, nor can humanity come together, united as one global family, when they are constantly competing with each other.

I do not see much change happening in the world as far as lessening the focus off of our egos, and becoming more selfless, more compassionate; however, it is possible to turn this world around, but it starts with each individual, starting with our families, being present and selfless in all of our actions and interactions with others.

If you do not think that ego is a problem, then you choose pain and suffering over peace. You are a part of the unconscious majority that chooses to cling to living a separate life a part from the rest of the world. When you choose to remain in the egoic state of consciousness, of what's in it for me, of competition, power, and wealth, status and recognition—when you idolize celebrities, would rather hoard than give, and when you choose to turn a blind eye to children and families who are—still, to this day, senselessly starving to death in Africa—this is the result, the outcome, of where our consciousness is at, the underlying current, that results in children and families starving to death.

Here is another example of the aftereffects of the underlying current: I have never seen pictures of children who were physically abused until I visited Petro Neagu’s blog today. It was the most horrific thing I have ever seen! Most of them, were babies and toddlers. It appeared that one of the children had passed on. She was under a sheet, lying on the floor with a pillow under her head, as though she was sleeping, but in shades of blue. It is deeply saddening and disturbing to see such extreme physical violence against children. If you want to become actively involved in helping to prevent child abuse or if you think your life is hard and you find yourself complaining about how nothing ever goes right for you, nothing ever good happens in your life, visit her website and read this article:


In order to wake-up and come to the understanding of what we need to do to turn this world around, all we have to do is watch our kids. What our kids care about, tells us what we care about. If all they care about are celebrities and becoming famous, then we’re in trouble, on a personal level and a societal level. It is our responsibility to teach our children life lessons that will, not only, be beneficial for them as they are growing up into adults, but that will also benefit our society as well—everyone that they come into contact with. One of the main ways children can learn to be more compassionate is to actively do volunteer work, taking the focus off of themselves and helping others in need. Otherwise, they are just sitting around playing their video games, gossiping online, or watching movies and—guess what, they grow up to be adults just like you and me, and when they don’t get what they want, they lash out at others, verbally and many times through physical violence.

Our society has to change, from an always getting mentality to an always giving mentality. Otherwise, we not only contribute to our own pain and suffering, but we also contribute to the pain and suffering of humanity. As long as people continue to remain passionate about all things superficial, nothing is ever going to change. The level of consciousness of this planet will never rise any higher than it is and we will continue to remain stuck in this egoic state of consciousness of endless amounts of pain and suffering.

When you see violence on TV, or on the internet, or you hear about it from someone, you can’t just think, “They need to be put away, to be brought to justice,” because, it’s not just their problem, it’s our problem. It’s the underlying current of faulty and false ideas, notions, and perceptions about ourselves and others, our clinging to material objects, greed and selfishness, that drives this kind of behavior. When there is inequality and greed, people suffer, families suffer. They suffer from poverty, starvation, and homelessness. It’s that underlying current that bubbles up to the surface. Until the current changes and we start to live consciously—egoless—selfless lives, where humanity is more important than ourselves, the issue of violence and unrest will continue to rage on.

Jiddu Krishnamurti said it best, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

So, we have to wake-up from the dream of illusion and delusion, the societal illness, the norm, to see reality and what no longer serves us, humanity, living beings, the earth—but, to wake-up from it, you have to see it, a light bulb has to go off in your head. You have to be sick and tired of the way it is, the way your life is, the way life is, the way humanity is. When you’ve had enough of pain and suffering and cannot continue on any longer, that is when you are given the opportunity to wake-up.

You either wake-up or check out. And sometimes, you need to check out, temporarily, to wake-up, because you are surely not going to do it if you continue to go to work, play, and hangout at the fishing hole of delusion, where you will find the majority.

I see and hear people complaining all of the time about the system, the government, the corporations, Wall Street; however, these same people are still actively shopping and buying the products and services of these corporations. We have the power. The consumer has the power. If it wasn’t for us, those greedy corporations would not be where they are today. They would not be lobbying the government, because they would have no money. We have to wake-up. Even while most of us have had enough, we are still ignorant to what we are doing to ourselves. Instead of blaming, we have to be accountable for the choices that we make. This is not to say stop buying merchandise—no—research the corporations that make the product and offer the services and the financial institutions that you are investing your money in, first. If they are destroying the environment on a major scale, if they are involved in child labor, if they are creating more unemployment, so that people end up homeless, etc. don’t buy their products or services anymore. It’s simple. Even better, buy your products from small, mom and pop businesses, as opposed to the major corporations, which own most of the products you see on the shelves.

If you want change, you have to open your eyes and see what the real problem is and quit looking at the surface level of appearances. You have to dive deep and take action that lessens the problem and does not contribute to the problem.

If We Really Want Change,
We Have to Wake-Up to Reality,
But, Not Just Wake-Up,
We Have To Take Action.
The Violence Is Not The Focus.
The Underlying Current Is.


Copyright © 2012 Pamela J. Wells. All Rights Reserved
Image licensed under Bigstockphoto.com

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Living Life On Emotional Auto-Pilot

By Pamela J. Wells


When you live your life on emotional auto-pilot, you react to everything. Everything that is said to you affects you personally and emotionally. This is due to your identity being wrapped up in what other people think about you. You are impacted greatly by how they speak to you and how they treat you, so when someone is kind to you, you are on top of the world, but when someone treats you badly, says unkind things to or about you, you crumble. 

You are like a tiny boat floating in the middle of the ocean, when there is a storm, you are beaten and battered by it, but when it is a sunny day and the waters are calm, you feel the energy of the sun’s rays and feel calm and peaceful inside. The waves of the ocean represent everything external to you and the boat represents the idea that you have formulated about yourself, about who you think you are, your false self, your ego, that you imagine to be your true self. When the storm hits and crashes up against your idea, your thoughts, your faulty and false perceptions of yourself becomes injured. You start analyzing the situation, comparing that experience with your past experiences, and here comes the sea of emotions. When you have low self-esteem, you are effected by everything that people say to or about you. You are like an injured bird that never healed. Every blow to you, revalidates the way that you feel about yourself.

You have to get rid of the faulty and false ideas that you have about yourself, that you have formulated over the years. Drop any labels that you have given yourself or that others have attached to you. Regardless of what you think about yourself and your negative past experiences, you have to detach yourself from identifying yourself as anything, as this or that. Do not attach anything to your name that was given to you at birth. When you attach anything to your name, that is when you suffer. 

Just Be
As Your True Nature Is,
No Attachments,
Just Pure Awareness.


Copyright © 2012 Pamela J. Wells. All Rights Reserved
Image licensed under Bigstockphoto.com

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Friday, April 13, 2012

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Feelings of Lack & Insecurity Are Illusions, 
Creations of the Mind, 
Which Happens When We Value and 
Ascribe Meaning to the Meaningless.

~Pamela J. Wells~

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Be consciously aware of your thoughts. You are not your mind. 
You choose what you think and what you think is your experience. 

~Pamela J. Wells~


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Unity: Turning this World Around

By Pamela J. Wells

It is possible to turn this world around. It starts with each individual changing their faulty and false views and perceptions and coming together with others to promote peace and taking action to change the way things are, starting on an individual, personal level, with our family and other people with whom we come into contact with on a regular, daily basis. We have to stop fighting over senseless and meaningless things. When you stop ascribing meaning and value to things that are meaningless, then there is nothing to fight about. 

When you look at the big picture and put everything into perspective, most of what we fight with others about is senseless. Usually, it boils down to one person trying to control another person, trying to prove the other person is wrong. In order for there to be a fight, one person has to initiate a verbal attack on the other person and the other person has to react by defending themselves. We have to release the need to control others. It doesn’t work. It only creates resistance, anger and bitterness. We have to release the need to defend ourselves from verbal attacks. Trying to defend yourself from someone’s verbal attacks doesn’t work. The conversation becomes heated and escalates into more verbal attacks and may even end up in physical violence. 

Together With 
Peace, Love, & Unity 
We Can 
Shatter The 
Illusion of Separateness.


Copyright © 2012 Pamela J. Wells. All Rights Reserved

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Switching to a WordPress Blog

It is taking a little longer than expected, so I will continue to post here until the WordPress Blog is complete and then I will put the new link up.