Blog by Diane Donovan-Vaughn 7/7/2018

When you walk into the world do you think you see what is in front of you? When people talk, do you think you hear what they say?

The answer to both of these questions is “No” and the reason is because your brain is deciding to see and hear according to its preconceived beliefs. More than once in the Bible and other sacred esoteric texts like the Emerald Tablets of Thoth tell us these words: eyes to see and ears to hear.

From Thoth (

“Just as our eyes don’t see the same forms or colors, the soul, “infinite fire”,

changes color to color, day to day. Name and form cease to exist at consciousness, an invisible, infinite force of radiance bright.”

From Jeremiah 5:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

“Hear this now, O foolish people,
Without [a]understanding,
Who have eyes and see not,
And who have ears and hear not”

From Ezekial 12:2 (NKJV

“Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house.”

The ancients tell us that we cannot see or hear when we lack understanding or rebel. The fact is we can neither see nor hear because we are listening to the brain. Our biological ears and eyes send impulses to the brain, which runs these impulses through its filters and then creates this world of separation. The world of separation is created in the mind.

For example, when you walk into this room, what did you see and hear? As you observe what you see and hear, you cannot help but notice that you see and hear a world of separation limited by what your own mind decides to notice.

According to mystical texts and oral traditions, answers to these problems can be found by inhaling the breath and going into the heart. The voice can only then speak the truth and the truth will become manifest. It is magic but the magic is lost if it is based on fear.

Thoth said, “Desireth thou to know the deep, hidden secret?” In our hearts is where this knowledge is, bound up inside us all. It’s the source of all life and the source of all death.”

You can read The Secret or The Game of Life and How to Play It to learn how to construct your intention and affirmation words, but in order to fully embrace the power of the spoken word requires a movement of focus and a full observation of your energy. In order to see and hear, take a breath and move to your heart. These are the real words you will manifest because they are the truth.

Expand your focus to see and hear more and more and more. Ask your heart to focus you on your true purpose and goals in life, your mission. Intentions and affirmations often start with a belief in separation, a belief in lack and a fear. Look into your heart and gaze into the Oneness that has no separation, no lack and is composed of love. When you do this practice first, your intentions will change. These words from the heart actually lift the veils from your ears and eyes revealing a world that already contains what you believed was lacking just a moment before. It really does look like magic.

Have you ever had a pedestrian or motorcycle pop into your awareness right in front of your eyes that one second before was not there. The brain finally decided to give you an image, thankfully before you ran them over with your car. What amazes me the most in these instances is how quickly we forget that we cannot trust our eyes.

When I recently returned from Tennessee, I forgot that I left the book with our weekly lessons in the office for my blog while I was gone. As I sat down Friday night to write this sermon, I quickly realized that I would need to drive to the office to get the book to finish this article on Saturday. As I drove to the office I observed that I had been feeling triggered all week long due to the anniversary of David’s death on Abby’s birthday, the first year ever I have not spent with my daughter on her birthday and just plain old recovering from being away for two weeks. I really did not want to come back to Vegas because I was so relaxed and probably because of the upcoming anniversaries I might prefer to resist.

The way that I write these blogs is I ask my heart to type them for me. I sit at the computer or relax and I hear the topic, the words and the quotes flow into my mind. Usually at the end of this writing time, I open the book and type the week’s quote. As I read it, I am still amazed that my heart already knew what I needed to write about before I read it.

Today’s compassion lesson and practice from <em>A Year of Living with more Compassion – 52 Quotes and Weekly Compassion Practices </em>(Edited by Richard Fields) Selection 47 (pp. 140-141) is by Gina Arons, Psy.D who chose this quote from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943).

He said, “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Let’s Practice.

Take a deep relaxing breath. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth several times and each time, relax more and more. Place your attention into your heart and allow any thoughts to drift away as you sit inside your sacred heart in silence. In the silence, you start to remember that you are not a separate entity in a world full of other entities. You are energy. You are light. You are part of all that it is. You are love. Your consciousness expands as you sit inside your heart. The energy you sense here is infinite and unlimited. It is everything. You are infinite, unlimited and free. You are everything and have everything. What your mind has been seeking, you already have. Take a breath and allow yourself to bask in the feeling of being completely and totally satisfied and full of love. Breathe and remember to practice seeing and hearing all day long.