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December 30, 2011 at 8:10:47 p.m.
“I give you everything I am because I am not prepared to keep it. I am self contained therefore never diminished by giving.” – Gregge Tiffen
As we start this New Year fresh with so many wondrous possibilities, I want to share with you a story Gregge told me about visiting a place he called The Temple of Ten.
There are a few things you should know before our tale begins. In the Temple of Ten there are ten different chambers; each chamber contains a challenge and a gift. The currency required for this journey is our time, attention, awareness and action. No reservations are required – you may invite others to read this story, but each individual must travel to The Temple of Ten alone. You may stay in each chamber for as long as you wish. The gift in each chamber is automatically and continually given to you upon completion of the challenge it presents.
As we stand at the entrance to The Temple of Ten let us first take a moment to clear our minds of any mental clutter. Then take a deep cleansing breath, slowly release it, and say out loud, “The greatest gift I give to myself is the departure from who I was!” Now we are ready to enter. We begin in Chamber One, staying as long as we wish and returning as often as required as we accept the first challenge. The first gift will automatically come to us when the challenge has been met.
THE CHALLENGE OF ONE is the recognition and acceptance of your unique individuality. That recognition is the profound awareness that no other individual can express or experience life and its events, nor respond to them exactly as you do; not in the past, not now, not ever again. It is the complete acceptance that no other individual will ever be responsible for your victories or your defeats, for your joy or your pain, for your growth or your stagnation. It is a deep and reverent bow to the unimpeachable understanding that you and you alone will ultimately be the savior in your own life. You are The One of One.
THE GIFT OF ONE is quality. It is the quality of you as the inherent and distinct individual who continually makes invaluable contributions to the experience of life from a one-of-a-kind perspective. Your unique self-expression, self-acceptance, self-direction and self-appreciation is the sharing of your quality with the Universe, the planet, and your fellow travelers. You never have to seek approval or make overtures. The Universe always makes sure that you are sought out by those who need to find you. You are The One of One.
THE CHALLENGE OF TWO is Balance. Each of us must be aware that we, as the individual, are a center point where all strength lies. Balance is always based on your own self-interest as this is where you learn to take responsibility for yourself and your actions.
THE GIFT OF TWO is Equality. Each of us finds equality in balance. When we become aware of what our body, mind, and spirit is telling us and respond appropriately to what we learn in that awareness, we do not interrupt our flow of good. We can position ourselves with a harmony that is individual. We willing move to and remain in the best individual posture under all circumstances. We become our own best friend.
THE CHALLENGE OF THREE is Time. Each of us comes to an awareness that now is the appointed time. The past is gone. The future has not arrived. We only have this moment to create whatever we choose to create. This is the challenge of time.
THE GIFT OF THREE is Now. This time right now belongs to each of us, individually and collectively in a very significant way. When we completely immerse ourselves in the present moment we become harmonized with not only our own personal rhythm but with the flow of the Universe which is always in harmony with itself.
THE CHALLENGE OF FOUR is the World. Each of us comes to an awareness that the world and its systems can be complicated and that we are continually subjected to manmade rules and regulations that are arbitrary at best. We often allow conditions we perceive as negative in the world to dictate how we see and feel about ourselves and our fellow travelers. This is the challenge of the world.
THE GIFT OF FOUR is Opportunity. Each of us sees the world as an opportunity. This is the arena for play, for work, for love, and for the full expression of ourselves. Now all we have to do is decide in what areas of our lives do we want to experience more learning and growth. This old world gives us an infinite playground of things to choose from. This is the gift of the world.
THE CHALLENGE OF FIVE is Change. Life is an adventure in which we are never quite sure what is going to happen just beyond the turn of the road. Life is filled with the activity of change. When we stop this activity, we turn away from the newness of life. This is the challenge of change.
THE GIFT OF FIVE is Expansion. Each of us expands into change wherever it occurs. This is where we find that which is greater than we ever expected. This is the gift of change.
THE CHALLENGE OF SIX is Love. It is for each of us to gain a higher etheric appreciation of ourselves; going inward in order to go outward as an expression of love’s Universal connection. This is the challenge of Love.
THE GIFT OF SIX is Love. When we put our dependence on our own self love to sustain us, not the coin, not the weapon, and not the love from others, then in that time and place we will know the reality of love as this great Universal power granted to us from “the very beginning”. From that moment onward all things will be changed… FOREVER! This is the gift of Love.
THE CHALLENGE OF SEVEN is Knowledge. It is when each of us recognizes that the more we know, the more we know we need to know. It is continual growth. This is the challenge of Knowledge.
THE GIFT OF SEVEN is Wisdom. Each of us, regardless of who we are or where we were born, is imbued with specific brilliance. No one is excluded. We are expected to add to that brilliance through experience whereby experience becomes part of what we know. Applied knowledge is experience that turns knowledge into wisdom.
THE CHALLENGE OF EIGHT is Acceptance. Each of us admits to discharging all opportunities for our own benefit; each of us accepts personal responsibility to ourselves regarding age, money, and health as opportunities. This is the challenge of Acceptance.
THE GIFT OF EIGHT is Opportunity. As we accept our personal responsibilities we become receptive to the infinite number of opportunities available to determine what our growth needs are. We can then match our creative output to those personal needs. To use all one has available is a means of reaching inner fulfillment.
THE CHALLENGE OF NINE is The Higher Self. Each of us learns to acknowledge that we come closer to the Infinite than we thought possible. Each of us affirms our singular reality on a Universal Level. This is the challenge of The Higher Self.
THE GIFT OF NINE is Receptivity. All things change when you are receptive to the power of higher consciousness. When we are receptive, we do not need any human element to tell us we are capable of receiving this marvelous gift. There is something that lies within us that we bring into this world. This something transcends the body. It is divine consciousness.
THE CHALLENGE OF TEN is Renewal. Each of us renews back to full cycle and where everything that is mystically and spiritually true is true; each of us accepts the Universe as fulfilling Itself according to Divine Plan; each of us accepts the world as the path to accomplishment.
THE GIFT OF TEN is Progress. All cycles have beginnings and endings. We leave the old and embrace the new. The Universe then recognizes what we have done and will act on our behalf. All of the necessary elements have been made to make sure we are recognized when we become new. There is no mistaking that everything we need has been placed before us. We are open, aware, and capable of accepting the new promise, the new accomplishments, and all of the new gifts that progress brings.
I have enjoyed sharing these wisdoms with you and am confident that as you have accepted each challenge, the gifts have flowed abundantly. You are each a very special gift to me.
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December 30, 2007 at 2:35:53 p.m.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 22, 2007 at 1:08 AM EST; and at 6:08 AM UT (Universal Time).
In all the mystical schools of this planet, this marks the most important day of the year…the birthday of planet Earth. It is the closing of the current cycle and the beginning of the new. It has always been celebrated with the highest forms of recognition and in the most glorious raiment’s imaginable. As you might assume, it was a precursor of what the Christian religion adopted as Christ-mass.
Putting yourself into the flow of the earth’s harmony at the Winter
Solstice can be an important exercise that will assist you throughout the next twelve months. If you have ever attended one of our Solstice
ceremonies, then try to reenact what you remember from it. If not, then take time on this very important day to do the following:
Remove yourself completely from the world, its noise and demands.
Sit quietly and let your physical senses flow outward until you feel calm and empty.
Think of the Earth by thinking of Nature. Feel yourself in attachment to Nature, to its vegetation and its animals and the flow of its waters and the strength of its rocks and mountains.
Release everyone who has come into your life this year so that they are free to move in whatever direction they so choose.
And then, one by one, reintroduce your senses…first, touch, then smell, then taste, then hearing and lastly sight. At this point light a single candle and let its radiance bathe across your face.
Lastly, remind yourself that you are of the Universal Family. Your position here is exactly what it is supposed to be and that your role is as important and singularly needed as that of any element of the Infinite Whole.
Have a warm, loving and fulfilling Winter Solstice and the most enjoyable and exciting experiences possible in the month’s ahead.
October 14, 2006 at 11:47:07 p.m.
Fall is upon us; its the ideal time to go over your metaphysical checklist and see what needs to be added to your personal repertoire of metaphysical information. Gregge has created a 10 point list of the must-have services and information that everyone should have. Click here to listen to it. Quicktime or Windows Media Player is required to be able to hear this MP3 file.
April 9, 2006 at 11:02:59 p.m.
Most everyone has heard the story of Chicken Little who ran around yelling, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Well, the sky is still there, but the Chicken Little’s of the world are still at it.
Case in point: Global Warming.
Climatologists have clearly stated that the temperature of the earth has increased 1 degree in the past 100 years. One degree!!! That hardly qualifies for all this wild yelling that the earth is getting hotter.
Be reasonable, people. Let common sense rule.
Earth is a living, changing planet. It breathes, and moves and convulses according to the Laws of Nature. It has a long history of getting colder and getting warmer and all of those changes are a NATURAL function of this living globe we call home.
That is not to endorse the foolish and greedy way we treat it and there is certainly a very real need for those of us who are living here to do our best to keep this planet in the healthiest condition possible.
For all the benefits that came to us from the development of the internal combustion engine doesn’t mean that in producing that engineering marvel that it is the end-all of our need to go further and produce more efficient means to support our demanding life styles. But replacing engineering and scientific know-how with panic based pronouncements is hardly the intelligent way of doing it.
When God made human-kind it was not a celestial experiment. Included in our basic structure was the wisdom and tenacity to address and solve whatever problems may confront us. No problem is unsolvable and we need to remember that every knot was once a straight rope. So, there is a need at every level of our society to utilize this God-given power to meet the issues that life on earth present to us.
I was watching a TV show a few nights ago and the producer was covering a gathering of “environmentalists”. For the most part, it appeared that these were young men and women who were raising the call for some great effort to “save us all.” One of the members of the program’s staff had a clipboard and was asking for signatures from the participants to sign an endorsement to rid the earth of H20. No one who was approached refused to sign the document. The only problem is that H2O is WATER! ‘Nuff said!…GT
December 27, 2005 at 4:29:21 a.m.
Today is Winter Solstice. In all the mystical schools on this planet, this marks the most important day of the year—the birthday of the planet Earth. It is the closing of the current cycle and the beginning of the new. From its inception, it has always been celebrated with the highest forms of recognition and in the most glorious raiment’s imaginable. As you might assume, it was the precursor to what the Christian religion adapted as Christ-mass.
Putting yourself into the flow of earth’s harmony today can be an important exercise that will assist you throughout the next twelve months. If you have ever attended one of our Solstice ceremonies, then try to re-enact what you remember from it. If not, then take time today to do the following:
Remove yourself completely from the world, its noise and demands.
Sit quietly and let your physical senses flow outward until you feel calm and empty.
Think of Earth by thinking of Nature. Feel yourself in attachment to Nature, to its vegetation, animals, the flow of its waters and the strength of its rocks and mountains.
Release everyone who has come into your life this year so that they are free to move in whatever direction they so choose.
And then, one by one, reintroduce your senses. First touch, then smell, then taste, then hearing and lastly sight. At this point light a single candle and let its radiance bathe across your face.
Lastly, remind yourself that you are an important member of the Universal family. Your position here is exactly what it is supposed to be and your role is as important and singularly needed as that of any element of the Universal Whole.
Have a warm, loving and fulfilling Solstice and the most enjoyable and exciting experiences possible in the months ahead. Cheers! May your glass always be full!….GT
December 27, 2005 at 4:14:15 a.m.
Dear God: I come before you once again as I have done so many years before to give thanks for all of my blessings. In truth, those blessings are more than plentiful and I never forget that my cup runneth over.
The world has troubles but there are still good people committed to the higher purpose of life. I am thankful that voices of dissent can still be heard; that there are those who have great vision even in the darkness; that Love in its infinite and manifesting form is still the foundation on which our spirit stands. In short, it is not a good world and it is not a bad world. It is OUR world and I am thankful for the opportunity and the task to make it as vital, as beautiful, as uplifting and as honest as I can.
So, I thank you for the wisdom and patience you provide and use this special day to remember that I am never apart from you or that those I pass on this road of life are part of my family. There is no place for judgment that will impair my commitment to making the road we travel free from the obstacles implanted by those whose greed for power and wealth would dissuade us from fulfilling our highest purpose…GT
September 21, 2005 at 12:26:19 a.m.
I was viewing some new electronic gear the other day when the thought flashed through my mind that life was so much simpler in earlier days. Funny how that thought gnawed at me and when I was back in the car on my way to the office, I couldn’t help but wonder what I really meant by life being simpler. Almost immediately, my mind flashed back to a point in my childhood when I was about 10 years old.
At that time, my father owned an Essex car. Don’t feel deprived if you’ve never heard of this monster. Its most distinguishing feature was an engine you could hear six blocks away. It was a boxy car, dark blue with black trim; I soon learned that if I could pick up the sound of that car when it was six blocks away that I had at least 10 minutes to clear up whatever mischief I was into before my father and mother would be walking through the door. I can assure you that that ten minute warning saved me from many a sore bottom.
We had a dog then, named Teddy. My father said he was a Heinz dog; 57 varieties. I was in my teens before I figured out the humor of that. Anyhow, I noticed that Teddy could hear that Essex when it was almost a mile away and he would start tearing around the house, barking and jumping up to the windows looking for the arrival of my parents. What luck! I had the only early warning canine in town. With Teddy’s sharp ears, I had just increased my warning time by at least 6 minutes! So now I had anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to clear up whatever mess I had made before my parents walked in.
What all this brought me to was the awareness that what I meant by life being simple was the fact that in the earlier days we had time – warning time if you like, but still time between the hearing of the event and the event itself. I still don’t ever remember having a surprise quiz dropped on us at school. Usually the teacher would announce on Monday that there would be a test on Friday. That gave us four whole days to; (a) find a new place to write crib notes, (b) get your seat changed next to Stephan Prouty who was the smartest kid in school, (c) get Bunny Bollatteri (who made an angora sweater the most appealing thing to look at since the advent of puppies) to agree to tutor you after school, or (d) study, which was out of the question. In any case, four days was a healthy warning period and only ‘Eek’ Galbraith, who had something akin to St. Vitus’s Dance, couldn’t find some way to get through with a passing grade.
Today, our warning time has evaporated. In most cases there simply isn’t any warning before the heavy foot of fate comes down on us. I think that’s OK if you were born after 1965 – I mean, have you ever watched these kids at a video game machine, moving their hands so fast that a case of advanced palsy would look like slow motion stroking in comparison? Hell, if you can knock out a couple of hundred Space Invaders in a matter of a few seconds, who needs warning time?
But how about those of us who were born earlier than PacMan and Dungeons & Dragons? We need warning time, we need space to prepare, to adjust, to give ourselves some way of handling the next disaster. The trouble is, folks – we ain’t going to get it. One of the keys for survival is reaction, the ability to respond without warning, without planning, without life saying, “on your mark, get set, GO!” We are not the lost generation, but we sure are the semi-comatose generation. In most situations, by the time we wake up, what has happened is gone and we have little or no idea of where we are. “What hit me?” is often the common feeling.
There is a metaphysical answer for all this. The basis for the Universe is change, everything in motion, everything changing. In the Universal sense, Time has nothing to do with change so the Universe is not concerned with clock or calendar. The key then is to learn to put yourself in harmony with the Universe by tuning yourself to your own individual capabilities. That’s right, individual change capabilities. Each of us have this quality, but most of us never use it. We have grown up with a sense of rigidity that gives honor to history, the past, the antique, and traditions. We hold on to old ideas, old loves, old angers, and old ways. We instruct our cells to cancel out their change sensors and stay with what we know. And by doing this, we disassociate ourselves from the changing pattern of the Universe. In short, we are out of tune with the music of the spheres.
If we are to match our time and live in it with joy and accomplishment, we must release our cells from our self-imposed restrictions so that they can sense, interpret and move us with the changing times and to do this without needing any specific warning time. This year, in particular, demands that attunement. We should be ready to respond, to act, to move, to dodge, to attack or to do any of a hundred other things that might have to be done in order to use the experience to our advantage. No special training is needed to do this, but there must be a willingness to let go of the past and live in the present.
Kurt Adler said, “Tradition is what you resort to when you don’t have the time or the money to do it right.” Doing it right in this age means doing it when it presents itself and acting on both your instincts and your willingness to let your cellular structure respond to the event. Of the few things one may count upon in this day and age, one can count upon change and whatever willingness we show to embrace that reality, we shall grow and benefit from it. Each day should be looked upon as the entrance to an adventure, the doorway to the funhouse or the tunnel of love, or the haunted house. Surprises lurk around every bend and in every corner. We will scream, jump, and laugh, but most of all we will have enjoyed ourselves and inwardly have congratulated ourselves on our bravery of having passed through it all and survived.
Today, I hear a jet plane overhead long after it has passed over me and it makes me realize that never again will I hear the early warning sound of that old Essex many blocks away and heading in my direction. My ears – and yours – must be attuned to the sound of tomorrow. – GT
September 20, 2005 at 3:01:32 a.m.
It’s pretty much customary for one to look back at the end of the year and take stock, the hope being that we can proceed with a bit more wisdom than before. I, like you, naturally focus this retrospective on my personal life except this year I found myself looking over the past year with our clients, musing about what direction might need some support in the year ahead. The insight was revealing and one I want to share with you. I have to preface these remarks by pointing out that my thoughts must be applied and taken in generality. They are not aimed at any one of you individually, but as the saying goes, if the shoe fits, wear it.
The overall attitude that seemed to prevail last year was one of complaint, whing and most of all a cry-baby attitude of “I can’t.” Now, this was not the center of every conversation I had with you last year, but it was prevalent more often than it should have been.
We did a lot of business consulting last year, mostly associated with those very special dates for incorporation that appeared last fall. Many clients took advantage of these dates, and I’m delighted they did. What I didn’t expect was all the whining feedback I received on “how hard it is,” or “I don’t know what to do now.” It was an appalling response. But I received similar comments from non-business clients too, and I am concerned.
Look people, it is time you woke up to reality! It is time you pulled away from believing in strong and weak, rich and poor, smart and dumb, and realize that you are not at a disadvantage! Yes, of course, we are all different but that difference is not one of competence over incompetence. The reality is that you cannot get here, on this planet, in this school, unless you are qualified to be here. And the first requirement of qualification is that you are fully capable of doing the job at hand.
It is not up to the Universe to give you a weekly pep talk or hold your hand. The Universe does not make ninnies. The Universe has created us in its image·strong, dependable, creative, complete, self-assured, joyful, intelligent and harmonious. It matters not who you are or what you do, you are imbued with these qualities and they reside in every cell of your body! But you are also invested with free will and if you want to ignore these powers and sit and cry and tell yourself you can’t do this and you can’t do that, then so be it.
But if metaphysics teaches us one thing, it is that we can do it! We can reach our mountain! We do have the power and the capability to succeed in any way we wish and under any conditions we wish. You are the most powerful force in creation and you were not destined to drown in a puddle of tears, gurgling in your frustration and claiming “foul.” It is time to get rid of the “poor me” syndrome. It is time to stand on your own two feet and face life with a sense of personal certainty.
You have but a relative short time here. No one will make you do what you don’t want to do or give you what your don’t want to work for. It is up to you to illuminate your life. It is 2005. Promise yourself – no more tears – G.T.
September 20, 2005 at 11:55:43 p.m.
You’re probably making up your gift list by now but you need to take a moment and check the first name on the list. Is it you?! If it isn’t you’ll be starting off the holiday buying season one step behind.
You couldn’t be around metaphysics long without hearing that “if you can’t love yourself, you can’t love someone else.” That’s certainly a valid statement. But what is also true is that if you can’t give to yourself, you can’t really give to another. We have probably all been brought up to feel that any act of self-giving is an act of selfishness. But what we haven’t been taught is that the Universe operates on a Law of Positive Selfishness. The outworking of that law is for us to serve our need before serving the needs of others. It is another way of saying, “straighten up your own mess before you start mucking about with someone else’s stuff.”
Of course, that covers a big field. But for this message it points to the need to be a good giver and a good receiver. Most of us feel that we are good at giving, and that we are generous and sincere. But what about the “oh, gosh, you shouldn’t have done that,” that seems to spill out every time someone’s gives us a gift? Or worse yet, the embarrassed and insincere “thank you” that really hides an uncomfortable guilt that we are now obligated to reciprocate.
Giving is an art but no less an art than that of receiving. Giving to yourself without guilt is the initial joy of the holiday season. And, you don’t have to wait until Christmas or Hanukkah to do it. You can give yourself your present whenever you want to. Now, that’s the JOY of receiving! – GT