James Ussery

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Conforming was so last century

The point to nearly all my posts is to “Do it Yourself”.
Don’t follow anyone about anything.
Have your own experiences, read and write, and go be on your own for a while.

You’re here to have experiences. Don’t forget to do that. Just make sure you’re in tune with yourself and what type of experiences you’d like to have.

Being alone helps you turn off all the noise. Everyday we’re surrounded by all types of noise: TV, radio, mp3 players, our friends, Facebook, YouTube, worthless yacking from people that just complain, the list is pretty long. Disconnect from the societal and cultural expectations and go have an adventure.

Go have a journey. Start walking or riding. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Hop a flight to beautiful places and disappear for a week or more. The Earth is our playground and we should start acting like it. Of course, let’s keep the playground clean and green.

Meet new people, learn about new places and cultures. You are not your job or your religion. You are not how much money you have in the bank. You are not your parent’s naughty child.

You are a creator. You are one of billions of powerful people that hasn’t yet realized your potential.

Enjoy your solitude. It’s a source of power.

Meditate. It’s the connection to your soul.

Figure out who you are and what you want to experience here.

Replace fear with knowledge and wisdom.

Replace negative thoughts with positive energy.

Keep what benefits you and remove what harms you (including people). Don’t feel obligated to stay with or around something or someone that generates sadness, guilt or harm in any way. Rules are either created by us or we allow others to apply theirs over us.

I found on my journey that it’s best to respect others while they’re on their journey and to harm no one or yourself. If you can’t better the situation, remove yourself from it.

From Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s book “Living Enlightenment“, understanding the following things will allow us to be able to disconnect from the misguided framework, understandings and addictions that we are around daily.

  1. Shakti, the Energy to understand and change whatever you need to change in life.
  2. Buddhi, the Intelligence to understand and accept whatever you don’t need to change in life.
  3. Yukti, the Clarity to understand and realize that however much you change, whatever you see as reality is itself a continuously changing dream.
  4. Bhakti, the Devotion, the feeling of deep connection to That which is unchanging, Eternal and Ultimate and
  5. Mukti, the ultimate Liberation into Living Enlightenment when all these four are integrated.

Use your journey to teach you truth. You may not be searching for enlightenment. That’s completely fine. But teach yourself to be free of other’s understanding of life that’s been forced upon you. Question everything. See life on your own terms. Take back the responsibility to create your own life’s results.

Understand that the framework that you’re taught as a child should always be questioned, rebuilt or removed altogether. The framework is whatever philosophy you’ve been taught as a child from your school, church, or your parent’s belief system about anything. As a child, you were indoctrinated. You didn’t know any better to ask questions about the things being taught.

But it’s ok. All is well. You’re still alive.

We’ve been programmed for so long that this is going to sound hokey but it’s a winning formula that can be implemented and tested in small ways in your life so you can get some numbers worked out before you try it on larger scenarios.

Be well. Live well. Treat yourself and others well. Treat the earth well (we’re all connected). Do these things and we can make it better.

ENJOY YOUR LIFE. If you are here on this Earth during this time to endure suffering, then this message isn’t for you, but if you’re here and you have a pull toward what I’m saying, and you search your heart and feelings and find truth in this, it’s the way to unlock you’re true potential.

Those that are looking for growth in abilities, such as career, finance, Love, Spiritualism, etc; this formula is no different. If you don’t know yourself you cannot make decisions with confidence and clarity.

A path forward

In order to achieve any goal we must first clearly state the intentions. In this article I’ll identify first what I don’t believe is serving us and then I’ll discuss what will.

I see our future similar to our past. The difference is that we’d get more openness but more with a “If I knew then what I know now” appeal.
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In love

I think it’s great when people use this phase. Hopefully they’re not lying and attempting to manipulate you, but It’s great if someone is experiencing being in the state of love. They are waking in it, walking in it and all of their being is in it. They see it everywhere they look because they are looking through lenses of love. Decisions made in this state are incomparable. You can’t even repeat the logic sometimes.

When you’re “in love” you “feel” more. You are open. You are honest. You hope and are transparent. You move in vibration with the state of love. You are in a creative state. You are creating with “love energy”. If “God” is Love, and God is energy and creation began with a word/sound/vibration and it was considered “good”; then doesn’t it make sense for us to create using the same methods?

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”  ~ Jim Rohn

Try it, be “in love”. Start with yourself. Do everything, everyday to prove your love to yourself. If you work so hard for the opposite sex; dating, courting, committing, changing, saving for a vacation alone with that person, then why not with yourself?

Love yourself. Be grateful for this state. You can start a better eating lifestyle. Start becoming more active, bring the life back into the lungs and muscles, teach your eyes how to live without sunglasses, listen to your internal voice (chatter), visit nature more, (it misses you). Meditate while you’re there. “Re” Member. “Re” Join. En-Joy (“Join In”) and see where this takes you.

Sugar isn’t evil but life’s so much better without it

Sugar’s bad mmmmk

I’m showing my support of this movie and this cause. This is part of my “Wake up! initiative”. By allowing most items in our kitchen we’re telling the next generation that “it’s ok, it won’t effect us”. But why lie!? Are you not human like me? How are you not affected by things that slowly break down our bodies and turn into the very things that we end up fighting for our lives later.

The sweet now, will be the sour later.