Austin Artist Robin Hunt Memorial Service

 

We attended the Memorial Service for our friend and Great Austin Artist Robin Hunt on Saturday, June 11, 2016, This little video is our reminder of this dear persons life and achievements.

So, you think you are enlightened? 2015-01-07

By Chuck Robison 20120220-_MG_6032

This article appeared in the January 7, Hill Country News.

My Daddy always told me: “You are allowed to choose your friends, but God gives you your family.” That makes pretty good sense. It also may be true that we choose our parents and siblings from a list of candidates presented to us by God. In either case, our family of origin is not a haphazard affair. Looking back, you may be able to see that your family provided your soul some of the most powerful lessons it needed to learn this lifetime.

Soul lessons are the reason we are here. This is the big classroom where we are free to create as we wish and also experience the consequences of our creations. Generally, we see that soul lessons are not exactly easy, but are always profound.

Looking back on the past six weeks, you may easily see why Guru Ram Dass said: “If you consider yourself enlightened, spend your holidays with your family.” I know, I laughed too! Our families are the very people who know exactly and precisely how to push our buttons and act like nothing of the sort just happened. But they know their history with us and they have no more revised their history of us than we have revised our history of them.

Often a trip home, for any purpose, is a refresher course in living through old and oft times pain-full memories. One thing is for sure, our families almost always fail to see the person we believe we have become. Too much history and too many old habits get in the way. That may explain why many of us do not look forward to family events.

But there they sit at the dining room table ready for the Great Meal and the “conversation” that feels like we memorized it back in high school. Looking back over the past six weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, you may have wondered why Ozzie and Harriet and the Brady Bunch and all the families we grew up with in the media of our day seemed so ‘normal’ and so happy. Just remember, Normal is basically a setting on a clothes dryer, not a measure of social or spiritual progress.

The Lord Jesus, Ram Das and the myriad of history’s spiritual teachers have all said that we are here to learn who we are and to lay up treasures in heaven, not worldly success and other peoples’ judgment of us and our progress.

So now that we have once again passed through the family lens of Thanksgiving and Christmas, it makes sense to ask yourself: “What Have I Really Learned?” and “Where should I look for the next lessons I most need to learn?” You may even have gotten a glimpse of the reality that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and not the other way around.

An old friend of mine, reminded me back in the 70’s of this simple rule: “The Great Way is easy for those with no expectations.” Releasing expectations, positive or negative, frees us up to experience reality without knowing in advance, what any situation, person or event has to teach us.

Early on, The Course in Miracles Workbook has this lesson: “I have given everything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) all the meaning that it has for me.” Once you are ready to release your expectations and let God show you the real lesson you are about to learn, you are ready to accept what your soul, and not your ego, needs to experience to aide you on the path to your enlightenment.

In a later lesson in The Course, we learn that in any given instant, we can release our hold on reality and say simply, to God: “This Holy Instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, Certain that your direction gives me peace.” This is the path to forgiveness and to enlightenment. Perhaps you might like to look up The Course in Miracles. I assure you it will create a change for the better in your life.

I’d love To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony!


Duke Ellington, when asked how he knew if a song was good, said: “If it feels good, it is good!” This quick and easy answer reveals a profound truth about our species. We come hard-wired to experience harmony because it is one of the necessary elements of our ability to evolve to the next level on our eons-long journey to the target, set by God, for the completion of our evolution at the highest level of Cosmic Consciousness. The dictionary definition of harmony is: “the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.”

New Science Biologists are beginning (very, very slowly) to understand that our next evolutionary step is not going to be the addition of more fingers or toes, but a development in our neuro-spinal energy system which will create a heightened ability to receive and act on cosmic spiritual signals which are rarely available to us at our current level of consciousness. This means we are on our way to experiencing a new understanding of our part in the whole of creation. To get there, we will have to cooperate as co-creators with Nature in our own evolution!

Of course, Nature, in her bounty, has provided us with the tools to be co-creators with her. There is a secret. It is the oldest secret. It has been carefully guarded for 50,000 years to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands. Now, we have arrived at the appointed time for that secret to be broadly revealed. The secret is: Each of us has within us the ability to access the trigger of our own evolution. Creating a life of Harmony with all of life is part of the secret, and our best choice is to accept this incredible gift on our journey.

Just to make it more interesting, we are now hearing a New Science word in everyday conversation: Coherence. Even more curious, the definition of coherence, like harmony, is: “the quality of forming a unified whole.”

What this is telling us, both in the old language and the new, is that living together as a conscious whole…..a whole race, a whole world, a whole galaxy, a whole universe…..is the next step in our evolution.

It is also telling us that those things, events, ideas, actions and people that promote other than harmony are to be avoided. That is one of the reasons this political season is so important to us. As we wake up to discover that twenty-five years ago there were 50 media companies and today there are just five, we will understand how these five entities have perfected ways to manipulate us away from our own best interests and harmony……..all the while, selling us factory grown chicken and high-tech horror movies that they convince us we will enjoy!

Coherence is seen in quantum wave forms…….as more waves move together in the same patterns of ups and downs, they gain power and force. If we work to achieve unity we will also experience the power of coherence….the power of moving past the manipulations that seek to divide us into the power that activates the trigger that propels us, as one, into the next step of our evolution.

Over the span of our evolution, we have become routinely able to experience 50,000,000,000 cells in each of our bodies evolving and cooperating to sustain our bodies so we can each experience life on Earth. Now we are being challenged to cooperate into one humanity where almost 8 billion of us can create a world experience that works for each of us.

If our bodies can do this with 50 trillion cells, surely we can do this with 8 billion cells in all of humanity.

As we act on this larger challenge and seek harmony and coherence with all of life, we will discover there is more than enough of everything to go around and space enough for all of us. The song we will sing will be in perfect harmony.

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Photo: David Saenz

Chuck’s presentation at the July Fourth Sunday Gathering in Cedar Park.

Chuck used the July 22, 2012 Fourth Sunday to compare and contrast the mass killings in Colorado with the stance of major countries, even ours, about the the worth of mass killings in warfare with nuclear weapons. This compares and contrasts with the reality that each of us is a Monarch in his own right, the Universe’s mosts glorious creation, and how important it is to wake up to who we are.





Fourth Sunday In Austin Presentation

On May 27 we held the monthly Fourth Sunday Gathering, this time at the home of Sarah and Lynn Creel and we had a nice crowd to discuss the possibility of our being part of a multi-dimensional universe. This is my Presentation from that event and it may give you some food for thought.





Fourth Sunday in April in Austin 2011

This is Chuck and Karen’s presentation on Easter Sunday to the monthly Gathering. We had a great group, a wonderful lunch and a spirited discussion.





March 2011 Fourth Sunday Gathering

Our March 27 gathering included a presentation by Karen and Chuck titled: “2012: Getting Serious About Consciousness” and then a viewing of the movie 2012 The Odyssey. This video is a record of the presentation and discussion.





Fourth Sunday in Austin for February 2011

Chuck and Karen lead the group in meditation, presentation and discussion on the topic of “Creating a Positive Vision for the Future”. This discussion centers on our need and opportunity to remain calm and focused during this time of The Crazy. We validate the reason for this action and suggest several ways each can participate and the value and benefits for creating a real positive vision for the future that is hurtling at us like the cannonball express!

2011-01-23 Fourth Sunday in Austin

This video places you in the middle of the January 2011 Fourth Sunday Gathering in Austin. Our presentation and discussion ranged from Quantum Physics to Forgiveness with a focus on staying the course of Spirit thought this time of The Crazy. Enjoy!





Chuck’s Talk at the Fourth Sunday Gathering in Austin for November

Chuck talked about where we are in the Global Evolutionary Shift and how we can increase our participation in this historical moment.