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"We have now entered a very special time in human history. An Age of Healing and Joy has dawned in human consciousness on this planet. We now have tools, knowledge, and most importantly, clearer access to healing energy and Spiritual guidance than has ever before been available in recorded human history on this planet."

"One of the reasons for the human dilemma, for the confusion that humans have felt about the meaning and purpose of life, is that more than one level of reality comes into play in the experience of being human. Trying to apply the Truth of one level to the experience of another has caused humans to become very confused and twisted in our perspective of the human experience. It is kind of like the difference between playing the one-dimensional chess that we are familiar with, and the three-dimensional chess played by the characters of Star Trek - they are two completely different games.

That is the human dilemma - we have been playing the game with the wrong set of rules. With rules that do not work. With rules that are dysfunctional."

"We have all lived multiple lifetimes. We have all experienced every facet of being human. We are now not just healing our wounds from this lifetime, we are doing Karmic settlement on a massive scale, at a very accelerated rate.

Karma is the Loving, wonderful law of energy interaction which governs human interaction.  Like the other levels of Universal Law, it is about cause and effect.  In this case, "what you sow, you reap."

Karmic Law dictates that every action of cause on the Physical Plane is paid for with a consequence of effect on the Physical Plane.  In other words, no one can end up in the hole, or in some hell in an afterlife. (Hell is here on earth, and we have all experienced it already.)"

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In November 2012 I made an addition to the introduction to this page from an article about the Law of Attraction that I wrote in 2008 - the previous introduction on this page began with the "So, this brings us to . . ." in the second quote within this quote.

"It seems to me today, that ironically my using the word metaphysics possibly didn't become normal for me until something that occurred while I was writing a series of articles on the True Nature of Love in early 1999.

"What is Love?  That is the question.  I have been quite balled up the last week in attempting to write this column.  No, that is not quite true - I have been unable to get into a space to even attempt to write this column.  I need to get into a certain space - need to be feeling a special kind of creative energy - to write about a topic such as this.  It was much easier to write last month's column about "what Love is not."  Then I was writing about something much more concrete, much more black and white (the irony of this - since one of the characteristics of the disease is black and white thinking - is fodder for a completely different column.)  The dynamics of the disease and the wounding process are very clear in my eyes.  I have experienced the type of love that is shaming, abusive, manipulative, smothering, intrusive, addictive, etc., my whole life. 

In fact, I learned a new word while writing this column.  As I was composing the above paragraph, and taking note of how much easier it was to write last month's column, the word empirical came to mind.

So, I did what comes naturally when a word pops to mind - I looked it up.

empirical  1. Relating to or based on experience or observation.  2. Relying entirely or to excess upon direct, repeated, and uncritically accepted experience: opposed to metempirical.

Aha, a new word.

metempirical  1. Lying beyond the bounds of experience, as intuitive principles; not derived from experience; transcendental.

So, even though I just said that it was easier to write 'what Love is not' because of my experience - in Truth when I say that Love is not shaming and abusive, I am actually stating my intuitive Truth.  If I were just relying on my experience, I would say "love is shaming and abusive and controlling," "love is being responsible for other people's feelings and well being," etc. - and that would be the Truth about love with a small l.  When I say Love is not shaming, I am talking about the True Nature of Love as I intuitively understand it.  Once I started to awaken to the reality that civilized society on this planet was based upon some false beliefs, then I started to be able to validate my intuitive feeling that something was dreadfully wrong here.  I Knew deep inside, from a very young age, that this was not my home.  I Knew that Love, if it was really such a wonderful thing, should not be so painful - just as I Knew it was ridiculous for both sides in a war to think that God was on their side and would help them kill the enemy." - The True Nature of Love - Love as Freedom 

That definition fit with the definition of mystic that I had looked up in 1988 - which I share in the following quote from that same series of articles on The True Nature of Love that I wrote in 1999.  I was planning on using at least a portion of this quote here to qualify that in this article, I am not saying that my version of Truth is right and others are wrong.
"So, this brings us to the more Metaphysical and Mystical aspects of this article.  I get uncomfortable in writing about my understanding of levels that are beyond human understanding for numerous reasons.  The biggest one is that it is not really possible to explain the unexplainable.  It is also not necessary to understand the metaphysical levels in order to do the healing.  And as I have mentioned previously, some of us tend to focus on such areas as metaphysics, past lives, astrology, extrasensory or extraterrestrial phenomena as a way of avoiding doing the emotional healing - as a way of avoiding healing our internal relationship with self.  Focusing on some of these areas can sometimes be almost as addictive as focusing on other people, or success, or any of the myriad of people, places and things that our disease would rather have us focus on than to deal with our own pain.

And my interpretation of these levels/phenomena/issues is just that - my interpretation.  Anyone who is serving as a channel for information is limited by their own intellectual/experiential paradigm.  Whether the person is psychic, or an astrologer, or channeling information from "beyond," whatever, it is always important to not give too much power to the details of what they say.  Listen for any emotional messages that resonate - but be discerning about giving too much power to their interpretations in regard to details.  What one person attributes to an angel another might attribute to an alien presence.  Whether something is written in the stars or a theme from a past life doesn't really matter.  What matters are questions like:  How does this information apply to my healing process today?;  How can this message help me see myself more clearly?;  Can the information help me to forgive myself and be more Loving to myself?;  Is the information and the way it is being presented about Love - does it support Love or is it empowering separation?

I didn't really start to investigate any of these areas until after I had been through treatment for codependence in the Spring of 1988.  The day before I left the treatment center one of my counselors told me that I was a mystic.  I had to look the word up in the dictionary.
mystic - n.  One who professes a knowledge of spiritual truth or a feeling of union with the divine, reached through contemplation or intuition.  (New Illustrated Webster's Dictionary, 1993 printing.)
That person was an angel in my path because she stimulated me to create the space in my consciousness to be open to a different kind of inner communication. It was as if she had given me permission to own a gift that had become available to me because of the clearing of my inner channel that I had done/was doing - and shortly thereafter I started writing the first book of my Trilogy.  I very seriously pursued learning about past lives and different planes of existence and all of the esoteric, metaphysical knowledge I could access.  And that pursuit was important in helping me to enlarge my intellectual paradigm - but a few years later I realized that the whole purpose of the pursuit had been to bring about a shift in my relationship with myself, my concept of God/Goddess, and with life.  The details that I had accessed about past lives and other dimensions of existence were not really important in terms of how I live my life today - but the shift in my paradigm, and therefore my relationships, was vital.  At that point in time, I threw away all the notes I had taken about different past lives and such.

The whole purpose of my quest was to discover a belief system that could allow me to start believing that I am in fact Lovable and worthy.  Figuring out how it all works isn't what is important - what is important is discovering the faith to believe that there is a Loving Force in control.  That is what helped me start Loving myself more - to start relaxing and enjoying life a little bit more instead of always giving fear and shame all of the power.

So, anything in terms of details, that I share here are my interpretations.  The interpretations that helped me to discover a belief system that served Love - that was functional in helping me to overcome the dysfunctional beliefs I was programmed with in childhood.  That they may be different from someone else's interpretations does not mean that one is right and one is wrong.  There are a plethora of ways to look at and interpret information which is beyond human understanding. Any explaining or defining of God is limiting - and the Goddess is unlimited.

The purpose of sharing this at all, is the hope it may help you to enlarge your intellectual paradigm - help you to build yourself a larger Spiritual container so that you can open up to accessing more Love in your life." - The True Nature of Love - Twin Souls, Souls Mates, and Kindred Spirits

Cover of eBook on Law of Attraction January 2013 - The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted eBook is available now in Amazon Kindle format. cover ebook Metaphysics of Emotions

February 2013
-The follow up eBook is also available The Metaphysics of Emotions - emotional energy is real in Amazon Kindle format.

Pages that explain some of the Metaphysical aspects of Robert's Spiritual Paradigm:

Twelve Step Spiritual Principles, codependence/outer-dependence recovery, Ancient/New Age Metaphysics, inner child/emotional healing, Quantum Physics, Goddess Energy, and Christ Consciousness coalesce in Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls

The New Age  -   Page includes excerpt from book about Molecular Biology and the hundredth monkey principle in explaining why this is a New Age.  "Any single soul's evolution, its awakening, affects all souls because we are all connected. We can, like Imo the genius monkey, create a space, create a new level - a new aspect - of consciousness that other humans then have access to."

Old Souls & Karma  -  Quotes from Robert's writings that have to do with old souls and Karmic settlement. "We have all lived multiple lifetimes. We have all experienced every facet of being human. We are now not just healing our wounds from this lifetime, we are doing Karmic settlement on a massive scale, at a very accelerated rate."

Jesus & Christ Consciousness  -  A Christmas column focusing on Jesus. "Jesus was a perfect Spiritual Being, a direct extension/manifestation from the ONENESS that is the God/Goddess Energy, having a human experience - just as we all are perfect Spiritual Beings having a human experience."

Jesus & Mary Magdalene - Jesus, sexuality, & the Bible  -  This page was written in reply to an e-mail that challenged a statement in the column Jesus and Christ Consciousness that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were mates. It was originally posted as a Question and Answer page on the Joy to You & Me web site. "In fact the declaration that Jesus was God was made in 325 AD by the Council of Nicea.  It was not a concept that was taught by his disciples after his death. It was the church founded by Paul (who never met Jesus) among the gentiles that started teaching that Jesus was Divine."

My Spiritual Belief System and the New Millennium  -  Robert's response to an inquiry from a New Age magazine in India about what he sees happening in the New Millennium. "We, who are part of the ONENESS, get to experience the illusion of separate individual identity.  In God we are the music - so we would never have experienced hearing music without this illusion of separation.  Most important, in The Goddess we are LOVE - the illusion of separation allows us the opportunity to experience Love - to Love and be Loved."

logo of Joy2MeU Journal The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy  Book 1 - "In the beginning . . . "  -  This is a Magical, Mystical, Spiritual Fable that includes a narrative story line and a History of the Universe unlike any that has ever been written.

Chapter 1 of The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy  -  "I had been asking, demanding, pleading, begging, praying, for it for months - but when it finally happened I was totally shocked. I was so shocked in fact that it has taken me years to gradually remember, and begin to comprehend, what actually happened that night."

New Age Misinterpretations of Metaphysical Truth
- The polarized thinking of codependence causes many to interpret Metaphysical Truth in ways that do not support the Truth of Love. 
"Some of the greatest spiritual teachers have a marvelous gift for communicating Truth - but have a problem with applying that Truth in relationship to themselves."

Abundant Spirituality in a New Age of Healing and Joy - A page which gives a short summary of the Metaphysical beliefs and Mystical insights of Robert Burney through quotes from various articles and his book.

These pages below are linked together so that you may go from one to the next in the order listed.)

The True Nature of Love - Part 1, what Love is not  -  The first of a series of online columns about the True Nature of Love.  "Like most great insights, it was amazingly simple and obvious.  It was to me earth shattering/paradigm busting in it's impact.  The insight was:  If someone loves you, it should feel like they love you.  What a concept!  Obvious, logical, rational, elementary - like 'duh' of course it should."

The True Nature of Love - Part 2, Love as Freedom  - The second of the series.  "Freedom from shame.  Freedom from judgment.  Freedom from loneliness.  Freedom from feeling separate, different, not a part of, not acceptable.  Freedom from the endless, aching longing for something more.  Freedom from the hole in my soul - from the bottomless abyss of pain and shame and sadness that I feel at the core of my being."

As of September 2005 the last 4 articles in this series are only completely available in a subscription area of called Dancing in Light.

The True Nature of Love - Part 3, Love as a Vibrational Frequency  -  The third in the series of online columns.  "The dance of life for humans has been grounded in shame and fear, empowered by belief in separation, lack, and scarcity.  These are lower vibrational emotions and beliefs based on the three dimensional illusion that humans experience as reality.  As long as the dance of humans harmonizes to music - vibrational emanations - that are rooted in shame, fear, and separation the only way to do the dance is destructively."

The True Nature of Love - Part 4, Energetic Clarity  -  The fourth in the series of online columns. "The level that most people are not aware of, and that is important for the focus of this column, is energetically.  When we give power away to other people because our relationship with self is dysfunctional, we actually allow cords of energy to tie us to those people.  These cords (ribbons, cables, tethers, threads, strands) of energy exist on the Etheric plane - which is where the Life Force energy runs through the chakra system."

The True Nature of Love - Part 5, Romantic Relationships  -  The fifth of the series of online columns.  "Everyone has issues.  You are never going to meet someone that does not show some red flags.  The goal is to be conscious and honest with ourselves about those red flags and to not sell our self out because we want a relationship in our life.  Pay attention and be direct and honest with the other person.  Do not assume, interpret, or mind read - ask if you are not clear."

The True Nature of Love - part 6, Twin Souls, Souls Mates, and Kindred Spirits - The sixth (and final) of the series of online columns. "My quest to find some rational, logical way to explain how it is possible that there exists a Loving Higher Power when all around me I saw suffering and despair, unfairness and injustice, lead me to belief in reincarnation.  I could see no way that life could be ultimately Loving if we only experienced one lifetime."

(These next two articles were added in November 2008)

The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted - A page in which Robert shares his opinion that many people are teaching the Law of Attraction in ways that are not only not accurate but also not ultimately Loving.  "I kept wanting to scream at him - yes the Law, but what about the Law of Karma.  The Law of Karma trumps the Law of Attraction."

The Metaphysics of Emotions - emotional energy is real - This article was written in conjunction with the article on the Law of Attraction.  "The difference between the horizontal and the vertical emotions is what I was referring to in the Law of Attraction article when I wrote:  '. . . a statement from Marianne Williamson that "What is not love is fear."  That is not only black and white but simplistic and linear as if Love and fear were the same type of emotional energy.'"

My article A Higher Power of my own understanding talks about the Age of Healing & Joy as the age of Aquarius.

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