The source of love is where confusion and misunderstanding arises. Looking for love outside of ourselves is the cause of much pain and suffering in the world. Tapping into the source of love within sets you free of the continual cycle of looking for love and clinging to a partner in the hope of fulfilment. Until you resolve your relationship with yourself, you can never be fully in a relationship with another. It is by putting your true self at the centre of your world that you can give up the need to be rescued and achieve full responsibility for your life. When you allow love to be at your centre, it flourishes in you. When love flourishes in you, it flourishes around you.
Love is expressed in relating, but the source of love is not the relationship. The source of love is within. Love grows in deep solitude, in the bliss of simply being.
‘In Quest of Love’ is a powerful pointer in the direction of emotional maturity and fulfilment. It shows the reader how to positively change their life by resetting outdated beliefs held in the subconscious mind.
‘In Quest of Love’ is a manual to make the most out of life, regardless of age, current relationships, status or any other labels that restrict growth and development.
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I have been inactive on my site for over six months, the reason being I have been working on a new book. I’m delighted to report that I have recently completed the first draft of the manuscript (next comes the nuts and bolts of editing).
The subject matter covers three separate timelines, fourth century BC, mid twentieth century and current timeline of the twenty-first century. A research PhD student in search of the origins of the British and Irish Celts, comes across some photographic evidence in the archives of Cheltenham Library which leads her on an quest to discover her people’s ancient roots, and in the process discover her spiritual ancestry. The places and characters come alive as she uncovers more information about the enigmatic explorer who went in search of these ancient tribes, and the trail he left for her to find. She has visions of the ancient tribes who travelled the length of the European Steppes during a time of severe climate change, to set up home in the British Isles introducing new farming methods and spiritual practices. The landscape is dotted with ancient sites, standing stones and tombs left as a proud declaration of this ancient heritage.
Throughout the story there is a voice, a voice that speaks from beyond the two doors, before time and space and separation from the totality of the universe. It is the voice that calls us Home.
For the past three and a half years I have lived in a small Indian town in the Himalayas. The Tibetan name for here is ‘Tso Pema’ or Lotus Lake. It has very special significance for the Tibetan People because of Guru Padmasambhava, or second Buddha. He brought Buddhism to Tibet in the 9th century. I was fortunate to be here in 2016 when His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV came for the Tsechu festival to commemorate the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava (Tibetan year of the Monkey).
The plight of the Tibetan exiles and Nepali people living in the Himalayas came to my attention when I began volunteering as an English teacher in a local monastery. Many of the boys are orphaned, or come from extreme poverty. Basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing are not available to the families of these young boys and so they are sent to monasteries, if they’re lucky. Many end up in appalling situations. Several situations have been brought to my attention over the last few years. I have helped and done what I can but this never seems to be enough. In one case, a 9 year old boy needed life saving surgery costing £4,000 ($5,250). This procedure was only available through private consultation. The consultant visited the nearest city, Calcutta (a seven hour journey for the family) once a month. The family sold all their possessions and the small plot of land they used to grow vegetables to raise money for the operation, but only managed to secure 10,000 rupees (£1,000). They were devastated that they would lose their beautiful boy. When my friend and I heard about the situation, we were so shocked that we immediately emailed our friends asking for a donation to raise the money for the boy’s operation. The consultant’s visit was due in 12 days time, and so time was of the essence. The response from my friends was overwhelming. It is something that will remain with me for the rest of my life. Not only did we raise the money for the operation, but enough money for his medication (which is separate cost in India), and also enough to accommodate his parents during his hospital stay. I am delighted to report that Dawa is now a fit and healthy 12 year old boy.
Just two days ago I was shown photos of a seventy-five year old man living in appalling conditions near Darjeeling. He needed, what we would consider a small sum, (£100) to fix his roof and make it wind and water proof for the freezing winter conditions, and also to provide a store of food for winter. These are basic human needs which everyone should have.
Because of visa reasons, I am leaving India at the end of September. However, I want to continue supporting the marginalized communities living in the Himalaya, particularly the Nepali and Tibetans who have no status in India. My friend and I, along with trusted friends here in Tso Pema are setting up a tour and travel agency called Pure Himalaya to help fund better living conditions for the beautiful people of the Himalayas. I will post updates here, on Instagram and facebook.
Thank you for reading this and being part of my journey. Perhaps one day you will join us on a Pure Himalaya tour and experience for yourself the majesty and serenity of the Himalaya.
During unhappy periods of your life, you can become obsessed with the past and what the future holds. Little or no attention is given to the present moment. The past is constantly in your thoughts because it holds memories of emotions yet to be released. The present is experienced as a stepping stone to some future time when you achieve happiness. Most of your mental energy is focused on the past and projection to the future. This energy is used to fuel an illusory time frame when hopes and wishes are fulfilled. This mode of thought avoids the present moment. It is only by being fully aware of this moment that you can access truth and receive clarity on your current situation. Through presence of mind you allow feelings to be expressed.
Feelings are energy in motion in the body. Emotional pain is energy seeking release. The default setting for the unconscious mind uses emotional pain to fuel repetitive thought patterns of victim hood and blame. If you quieten the mind for a few moments, through stillness; you can sense turbulent energy in the body. Scan your body from head to toe, see where feeling or sensation arises in your body. As you simply observe energy, without attaching a label to it, the sensation dissolves on its own. Mental activity only serves to define the feeling as hurt, anger, guilt or shame. It is thoughts about the feeling that cause emotional suffering. When you resist a feeling and accompanying thoughts, mental agitation increases. Awareness connects you with the true source of energy. Through awareness, thoughts are observed without attachment. The source of love is within you, accessed through awareness. You can connect to awareness through breathing. Simply focus on the breath as it rises and falls in your chest. At first, thoughts may demand your attention but through perseverance the mind starts to quieten. Thoughts can be like a runaway train, depleting your energy. It takes clear intention and focus to enter a place of awareness. In the calm oasis of stillness, you encounter your true being. Awareness proceeds from true being; it cannot be achieved through a mind made self or ego.
Extract from @In Quest of Love’ by Collette O’Mahony.
A star’s luminosity is the result of energy released by nuclear reactions within its core. This radiation can be equated to agape love in human terms. The behaviour patterns of humanity imitate that of the stars in the universe. A human’s luminosity is the result of energy released by radiance within its core. When this energy is stable it radiates at very high levels and is a perfect replication of the original design. When energy at the core of a human being is unstable it becomes energy in motion, or e-motion. Effectively this energy spreads out into its environs and becomes entangled with other humans until it becomes increasingly reliant on other energy sources to fuel its survival. The core energy of the human becomes more and more unstable as it loses its centeredness.
The friction of light essence in dense matter is how new stars are born, the chemical reactions heat up the core of the star to illuminate the Light Being. Light essence that remains trapped in dense matter is scattered into space to eventually form a new solar system, and the trapped light essence has to go through an evolutionary process that takes several million years to progress into an intelligent species that becomes aware of reality.
White dwarfs are the remains of dying stars, as stars die their matter compresses. The matter with which white dwarfs are composed is extremely dense. Neutron stars are even denser and smaller than white dwarfs. They are matter left behind after the death of very big stars. The protons and electrons of the atoms of such stars are crushed together by intense gravitational force and form sub-atomic particles called neutrons. A typical neutron star may be no more than twelve kilometers in diameter but it can still contain as much material as the Sun. If a neutron star’s mass is three times greater than that of the Sun, its shrinkage under gravity continues until the star collapses even further and it becomes so small and dense that nothing, not even light, can escape from its intense gravitational field. This phenomenon is termed a black hole.
The core energy of a human being becomes depleted when it consistently interferes in the energy output of another human being. The energy output of a human comes through thought, word and action. By trying to manipulate the energy output of another person, the core energy of a human becomes compromised as it becomes attached to the other person through the process of manipulation and control. Using core energy for purposes other than its original design leads to instability and dispersal of vital energy. It demonstrates that the energy at the core of the human is out of alignment with its original design and it is trying to formulate a world separate to the totality of the universe. If all stars behaved in this way, there would be utter chaos in the galaxy and the rest of the universe. Therefore, energy going opposite (ego) is released into a field of illusion where it learns how to align with universal source energy.
The human form is perfect to allow for the birth of consciousness just as a nebula is perfect for the birth of stars. Our consciousness, or soul, take human form to learn non-interference and uphold the laws of the universe. Energy that is out of alignment with universal laws must learn through pain and suffering the cost of separation consciousness. In stellar terms, humans are learning to stabilize their core energy and retract any energy entangled with dense matter. This is conservation of energy and allows it to radiate from the center to attract optimum conditions within the universal field. Humans are learning that energy cannot be used to interfere in the order of the universe.
Stars are born from giant clouds of gas and dust lying in the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy. Such a cloud is called a nebula. Viewing the Milky Way galaxy on its rim from outside, it looks like a fairly flat disk with a thick cloud of stars about its centre. Seen at right angles, it looks like a huge Catherine wheel in which two main arms spiral out from the centre. The Sun lies in one of these arms. The myriad of stars forming the centre of the galaxy are hidden from earth by vast formations of cosmic dust and are not directly visible.
One nebula that is visible to the naked eye is in the Orion star constellation. It appears just below the belt of Orion as a hazy patch. Photographs taken of the cloud with specialist equipment show a kaleidoscope of colors from gasses illuminated by stars that have already formed within the cloud. Behind the visible cloud, astronomers have detected an even larger dark cloud in which stars are still being born. These vast fields of gas come together under a gravitational force and compact into small dense globes, or embryo stars.
As gravity tightens them further, the embryo stars begin to glow. Friction heats them at first, as particles of gas and dust rub together. To become a star like the Sun, it takes about ten million years as the temperature and pressure at the heart of the young star become sufficiently extreme to activate nuclear reactions that power the star for the remainder of its life. There are many other glowing gas clouds in space similar to the Orion nebula, proving that the birth of stars is a continuing process. As stars grow old and die, new ones are being born elsewhere.
Now compare this process to procreation in humanity, as humans grow old and die, new ones are being born elsewhere. Are we mirroring star formation? Could this solar system be a nebula, and is the earth the mother that gives birth to new stars? This brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘Mother Earth’.
There are two strands of thought when seeking answers to the origins of the universe, one is spiritual and the other is scientific. Spiritual thought comes through intuition and reflection. Scientific thought comes from reason and logic. This is universal power meeting universal intelligence on the physical plane.
The latter comes from looking outside, and the former comes from looking within. Inner vision is activated by universal power, and outer vision is activated by universal intelligence.
Harmonizing both strands of thought leads to a Singularity and the Intelligence that gave birth to the universe. As spiritual and mental energy harmonize, so too does masculine and feminine energy. Humans are here to experience first-hand what it feels like to be a child of the universe.
~ Collette O’Mahony