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A Spiritual Discussion With My Esoteric Self, Part 1

Updated on November 30, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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There is a wonderful Esoteric Law in Nature, which states that we can obtain the three most valuable things in life - which are happiness, freedom, and inner peace - only after we first offer them to someone else.

— Sean Dragon

Inner Journey

One of the most fundamental pieces of knowledge that my experiences have taught me through this wondrous journey called life is that true happiness comes only through inner peace. Apparently, I did not discover America! All the great Masters have taught this truth since ancient times (my brother Tim Truzy has recently published an excellent article about Peace of Mind). I had heard about it for the first time when I was a teenager, but then I could not comprehend the magnitude of its significance for my happiness. It had to become my own experiential knowledge. Besides, we can never fully understand what we learn, if it does not become "ours" through experience.

My experience has, therefore, taught me that true inner peace can come through acts of unselfish offering and unconditional love that are strengthened and fed through constant prayer and meditation and vice versa. This at least is my way.

Prayer and meditation helped me to come into contact with my Inner Self, my Divine Core and to experience the presence of God who lives in me, as in all creatures, and to communicate with Him. So I managed to love Him again and through Him to love myself and all creation without any exception. At that time the inner serenity appeared.

I definitely have a long way to go before I can make this inner serenity an abiding situation in my life, but at least I know now, where to turn to calm down when the "storms" of life appear, and fear or selfishness try to overwhelm me.

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Prayer and meditation appease the lower mind that always tends to deal with the external world and drift away by the circumstances. It is prone to actions of selfishness and fear, and if you do not take control of it, it will lead you to confusion and misery. Only when the lower mind rests and is peaceful can accept the enlightenment of the Spirit and can comprehend the spiritual truths, and then can evolve into the Supreme Mind that will create a thaumaturgic unity with Soul and Heart. And because each one of us is a temple of the Divine Spirit, the knowledge of the Truth will come from within, from the "Spirit of Christ," as Apostle Paul says, that is living in each of us.

In this inner peace and during my prayers and meditations, I have debated with my Inner Self; I think countless times. He, with his wisdom, has taught me well about many questions and doubts I had and has helped me to experience a state of happiness for which I praise God daily.

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In this "series", I would like to share with you, in the form of reflections, some of the conclusions and the knowledge I have gained through these discussions. And I want to do it for two reasons:

First, because I think they can also answer your questions. After all, we all are alike, much more than we believe. This is one of the first things I found out through these discussions.

Second, because I hope to encourage some of you to turn to your Inner Self and to communicate with this inexhaustible source of knowledge within you. Remember that God dwells in each one of us and expects from us to "use" Him for our progress and prosperity.

I hope to help. Happiness gets more substantial when you share it!

Reflection 1: Love Is the Rule

The Love, the Good and the Beauty are the truth and the rule. Anything else is the exception.

— Sean Dragon

We live in a world that tries to convince us that selfishness, corruption, hatred, separation, fear, and vice is the norm. So if we want to survive, we have to harmonise our lives with this rule and not be those silly romantics who are trying to live by the exceptions, as kindness and altruism are considered.

Some theologians teach us that Jesus also was an exception in life. They say that He was the only son of God.

But Jesus was not an only child. He had and has many brothers and sisters, including you and me. We are also daughters and sons of God, Holy children of a perfect Godhead. Jesus was our eldest brother who found the way for our Home and showed it to us. He is not a deity to be worshipped but an ideal to imitate and to become worthy of Him.

He said, "You will do even greater things than these I did." (John 14:12-14)

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He would not have uttered these words if we were inferior or different from Him. He would not have given his life if the rule is the one that this materialistic world tries to convince us. He shouted and showed in every way that Love is our nature and the law, and that only through Love we can find true happiness.

I have not really seen any person who has chosen to follow the world's commands to live truly happy. But I have seen many who decided to prove with their lives that Jesus was right, to live happily, despite the difficulties and the war they have to face from the world.

You choose how you live. Do not let the world deceive you. The Love, the Good and the Beauty are the truth and the rule. Anything else is the exception. Let's show it to the world.

I try to fill my every day with Love for His glory.

— Sean Dragon

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    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      8 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Doris, for your beautiful comment. But I thank you more for the opportunity to know you and read your amazing stories. You are a fantastic writer! I am happy because I found you. I have so much to learn from your writings!

      God Bless your talent!

      Sean

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      8 months ago from Beautiful South

      This is a beautiful message of truth. Jesus' real message was to walk with him and follow his words, not to depend on him to do all the work for us. I especially like that you included his words: "You will do even greater things than these I did." (John 14:12-14)

      We find peace through unconditional love. I'm glad you included Enya. She always sounds so etherial.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My brother in Love, Tim, your comments are always like a warm embrace for me! Thank you so much! I am happy because we serve the same King and I am learning from you!

      Glory Be the King!

      Sean

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      Tim Truzy 

      9 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Sean,

      I hope you are doing well.

      I don't know if my first comment made it through. We have had weather troubles here with snow.

      I wanted to say this was a very uplifting article which I truly enjoyed reading.

      Much respect,

      Tim

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      Tim Truzy 

      9 months ago from U.S.A.

      Wonderful, inspiring, and correct in your presentation that love is the truth, brother Sean.

      I love these lines:

      "Prayer and meditation helped me to come into contact with my Inner Self, my Divine Core and to experience the presence of God..."

      That sentence is powerful, an indication of faith and belief in Him in our acts of love.

      Thank you for the mention, Sean. I didn't expect that.

      We are merely servants of the King. Your articles are always spiritually fulfilling.

      Much respect and admiration,

      Tim

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      You are always so kind, my dear sister Chitrangada! Your comments give me strength and inspiration! Thank you for your significant feedback, it is an excellent addition to my article!

      Gratitude!

      Sean

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      9 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful sentiments and wise words in your beautifully written article!

      The World will be a better place, if everyone follows the divine rules. But, as it’s obvious that there is a good inner self, which directs us to do good deeds, help others, be kind and compassionate etc.

      But there is an outer self, which gets easily affected by outward influences, which may command us to behave in an inappropriate way. The need is to strengthen that inner voice and listen to it. It always gives us the correct advice.

      Prayer and meditation help us to have self control and listen to the inner(divine) voice.

      Thanks for sharing this excellent article! God Bless You.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Li-Jen, I am so glad to see you here again! I am happy with your comment because it is the first time that is so "bright"! I think that this is a good sign about your exam results. I wish you the best. Thank you for your lovely feedback.

      Always by your side!

      Sean

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      9 months ago

      Hello Sean. Just finished my exam today and I'm here to catch up with you and the rest. Thank you for sharing this article. Besides finding "inner peace", it's nice to be able to read something positive like this article and stop awhile to think for ourselves rather than be caught up in work. You're right about love being the rule because I believe that love can bring us back on track when in doubt.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My dear sister, Dana, I have told you before how much I love your comments! Every one of them is an excellent addition to my articles! Thank you so much for your participation!

      Much Love and Prayers for you and your beloved ones!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My dear Brother, Manatita, I wish I could be even close to those great men! Maybe someday, in another life! My Spiritual Master -he was a shaman from the tribe of Lenape- gave me my tribal name, Cloud With Pants. He said that is a mystic name too, and I feel that is really me. So indeed Spiritual Masters are so wisely and beautiful unpredictable!

      Yeha Noha!

      Sean

      PS: Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, one of my favourites. Great lyrics!

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      Dana Tate 

      9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Someone said to me onetime they didn't believe in the word because they prayed, meditated, and read the bible ferociously and nothing happened. I asked them this question: " Are you so busy following this ritual that you are not walking in the word and allowing it to season you where it becomes something you do without thinking. Like putting your clothes on in the morning before you go outside. Or, seeing rain out your window and automatically grabbing an umbrella so you won't get wet. This is how the Word works in you when it is perfectly seasoned."

      The irony of all this Sean is that I was also going through a period in my life when I was frustrated and wondering why with all my praying I wasn't finding the inner peace. The message was a "double sword message" as I realized it was for me first, then the other person. Obviously the answer was in me but it wasn't until I spoke the words to someone else that my ears heard. I'm doing much better with listening to the seasoned words that come out of the mouths of others and my own soul. We know more than what we think we do and have the answers to life's questions more than we realize but we must train our ears to hear.

      Another great article. Blessings.

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      manatita44 

      9 months ago from london

      Funny thing life! Even more unpredictable are Spiritual Masters.

      Guruji was by nature devotional and we were always devotional around him. Sometimes, however, he would do the unusual, like show us a comedy like John Clease or talk about the qualities of the boxer .. say that the outer fights were a lot simpler than the fights of the inner world, including our own inner jealousies and so on. Sometimes, He created a jazz band for girls and we all had fun.

      This brings me to your last video. It sounds like Jaz or rock, but is pregnant with meaning. Hari Om!

      P.S. I'm 66 and you are 50, right? perhaps I saw you as a kid. Perhaps you were Geronimo or Sitting Bull or White Eagle, all great and good men. Salaam!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Glad to hear, my brother Eric! Thank you for passing by.

      God Bless your joyful Heart which makes our world a better place!

      Sean

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      Eric Dierker 

      9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sean you me remind of my first journey into a sweat lodge, Hopi way.

      Thank you and God bless.

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      Christian Writings 

      9 months ago

      Amen my dear Brother Sean!

      CW

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my brother Maurice! I missed you. I was sure that you like the ethereal Enya!

      Blessings to your Crystal Heart!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Sister CW, for your beautiful comment and the verse from the Acts! I have found in your writings the evidence that we do have the power of God within!

      Blessings from the Inner Light!

      Sean

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      Maurice Glaude 

      9 months ago from Mobile, AL

      Another great one! Loved the Enya song.

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      Christian Writings 

      9 months ago

      Yet another insightful article dear Brother! Love is indeed the rule, we are to imitate Christ, and we do have the power of God on the inside of us for in the Bible it states: "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” Acts 1:5-8.

      Blessings,

      CW

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      "Sterling and light-filled work." Oh! My dear Brother, Manatita, you may not fully understand it, but this words coming from you are nectar for my Soul! Thank you so much!

      One of the reasons I value so much your work is because you constantly try to remind us our birthright to the inner Light!

      Have a nice trip, in every level!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My brother Bill! What did you remind me! A beautiful piece of Art! But since then I heard it for the first time until now I have understood that - may Paul and John excuse me:

      "And, in the end, the love you take, is greater to the love you make."

      Happy to see you here brother. Peace and Love to you and your beloved.

      Shine on!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear sister, Mary, thank you for your lovely comment! "Bringer of good news" is something I was always wanted to be! As about your Inner Self, I can see that is so beautiful and luminous, so keep on trying, you are close enough...

      Grateful to know you!

      Sean

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      manatita44 

      9 months ago from london

      Solid and logical as always. Some deep inspirations here and yes, the inner Light is indeed our birthright hence the encouragement of Christ and others.

      On train so I have to resist the videos for now. Sterling and light-filled work. Om Shanti!!

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      Bill Holland 

      9 months ago from Olympia, WA

      "And, in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make." Thank you John and Paul, and love and peace to you always.

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      Mary Norton 

      9 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      You are the bringer of good news and yes, to your invitation to love, to go into the inner core and live from there. I try to each day but sometimes, the inner self escapes me.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear brother John, thank you so much for your kind words! But this is not my wisdom, is the wisdom of my Inner Self and I think is common to us all, only to let it be expressed to our life. You are living evidence of this because I have found this wisdom in your work, many times! Nevertheless, your words are a great honour for me.

      Gratitude!

      Sean

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      John Hansen 

      9 months ago from Queensland Australia

      "You choose how you live. Do not let the world deceive you. The Love, the Good and the Beauty are the truth and the rule. Anything else is the exception. Let's show it to the world."

      This last paragraph says it all. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, brother Sean. Let's all put this into practice.

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