Friday, June 29, 2007
Once upon a time, all the colours in the world started to quarrel; each claimed that she was the best, the most important, the most useful, the favourite...
Green said: “Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves — without me all the animals would die. Look out over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.”
Blue interrupted: “You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is water that is the basis of life and this is drawn up by the clouds from the blue sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace you would all be nothing but busybodies.”
Yellow chuckled: “You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun.”
Orange started next to blow her own trumpet: “I am the colour of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the inner needs of human life. I carry all the most important vitamins. Think of carrots and pumpkins, oranges, mangoes and pawpaws. I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”
Red could stand it no longer. He shouted out: “I’m the ruler of you all, blood, life’s blood. I am the colour of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight of a cause. I bring fire in the blood. without me the earth would be empty as the moon. I am the colour of passion and love; the red rose, poinsettia and poppy.”
Purple rose up to his full height. He was very tall and he spoke with great pomp: “I am the colour of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs and bishops have always chosen me for I am a sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me — they listen and obey.”
Indigo spoke much more quietly than all the others, but just as determinedly: “Think of me, you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep waters. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”
And so the colours went on boasting, each convinced that they were the best. Their quarrelling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of brilliant white lightning; thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colours all crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.
Then Rain spoke:
“You foolish colours, fighting among yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Do you not know that God made you all? Each for a special purpose, unique and different. He loves you all. He wants you all. Join hands with one another and come with me. He will stretch you across the sky in a great bow of colour, as a reminder that he loves you all, that you can live together in peace a promise that he is with you, a sign of hope for tomorrow.”
And so whenever God has used a good rain to wash the world, He puts the rainbow in the sky, and when we see it, let us remember to appreciate one another.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Whether we like it or not, we seem to be impacted by everything that happens around us. The neighbors mowing the lawn at 6am, a friend’s harsh words, a loved one’s actions; close-up impact as well as far-away impact, such as the war and death on a foreign land.
It seems inevitable and many of us, perhaps most or all of us, accept the impact and, in doing so, actually live what I call “altered lives.”The speculation about whether this reality is real, a hologram, a dream, or something else entirely is fascinating. But the bottom line is that, no matter what it is or isn’t, it’s where we are and it’s what we’ve got to work with. You see most, if not all, people would like to see life happening differently than it is. I’m one of those idealists that truly believe things CAN be different. But the responsibility falls upon every single individual.
Let’s just, for a moment, understand that everything in existence is energy. Energy has no barriers, no walls, no boundaries. With that truth, we realize that energy travels. In its travels, it impacts the other energy it touches. And so when you are reacting to the neighbors, another person’s words or actions, or the events happening upon the planet, you’re being impacted by energy. The energy that is uniquely you is being touched by energy outside of yourself.
Most of our reactions to outside energy (words and actions) are emotional. That means that for most of our time on Earth, we are in an emotional reaction to something outside of ourselves.When we think about things in this way, we begin to realize that this reality, again whether it’s a hologram or a dream or whatever, is making us who we are.
But … if we understand that this reality is not the purity of our own infinite soul in union with God, The Creator, or the name you personally give to All That Is, we realize that we are not actually living the truth of who we are. We are participating in the un-reality that is Earth-life to such a degree that our own personal truth remains unheard. A scary thought if you are one of those, like me, who make a constant effort to rise above the lifestyle of simply living in reaction and are making an effort to rise above the illusion and live in one’s own pure truth.
Let us suppose for a moment that, by emotionally reacting to everything we see and hear, we are in fact perpetuating an “un-reality.” What if the energy of our participation is fuel, the continuation of feeding exactly what we would like to change? The events of Earth-life must be sustained by the fuel of our interaction. If, as I believe, this is a consensual reality that we, as a group, are creating, then it stands to reason that our agreement to create things differently is absolutely possible. But how do we do that?
I believe we’re in the process of doing that. I believe that, as a human society, we’re beginning to understand that the reality we are seeing is the reality we ourselves have built. And if we built it, we have the ability to stop the negative flow of things and turn them into positives. In order to rebuild a society, it is necessary to “un-build” that which is presently accepted as “standard.” That means that a majority of society must agree that much of what is going on is not acceptable based upon the fact that what is going on does not look at all like the Grace of God, or even compassion and kindness and humanity. The question to ask is … does this look like Truth? (Truth being what the heart of God and our own souls would believe is the highest and best for all concerned.)
Things outside of ourselves are impacting each of us. In order to live in the peace we seek, we must first become the peace we seek. When we are emotionally impacted and reacting to external energies, we are not at peace. Our “un-peace,” the emotional energy we generate with our reactions, goes back into the common energy of Earth-reality, which means that we are contributing to that which we would like to see change. Do we then become automatons, robotically strutting through our time on Earth? No. But we DO learn to control our reactions and monitor our energy.
The energy of our own personal truth, the truth that lies within our union to our own infinite soul, holds the key to how we can live on Earth and be the change we want to see. As an infinite soul, we realize who we are and we understand that this lifetime is a temporary experience that we have chosen for myriad reasons. We also realize that the energy of this world lives within a far greater energy that we can perhaps agree to call the Body of God. If we step back and look at this one detail, we can easily see that the chaos of war and abuse and indifference, etc., are polluting what is meant to be pure.
However, if we take one step further away, we realize that every person is a pure soul, having a temporary human experience. The layers of energy that contain this human experience, due to their very nature, can cause people to forget the origin of soul. But, those layers of energy can be dissipated by the simple act of focusing upon the truth that lies outside of the layers. Within every person there is a thread of truth that connects us to our divine and infinite nature. That true nature holds the key to how each person can interact with every other person and situation from a “soul response,” as opposed to a human reaction.
When we interact with our daily lives with the energy of pure soul intention, rather than a knee-jerk emotional energy, we are placing divine energy into the chaos. The more divine energy we place into the chaotic, emotional energy of this ball of energy we call Earth-life, the more this reality will change.
To sum it up, by accepting that we are divine and infinite souls, and by focusing upon living that truth within ourselves, we are encouraging that vibration of energy here on Earth. The more divine energy we emit, the more the energy of Earth-life will respond. When we react to an outburst of anger or retribution by interacting with the experience from a place of loving, infinite soul, we do two things. We refuse to contribute more chaos to that which is already there. And we place calm, loving energy into the chaos.
This is not to say that the path of Earth-life will be strewn with roses simply because we have decided to change our way of interacting with it. On the contrary. This energetic form of life has existed for millions of years, thriving upon its way of being exactly what it is. Introducing different energy can cause resistance and anger as the old ways fight to remain what they are and defend their right to be exactly as they are.
I see this as a challenge, a test of each person’s strength to stand in his/her own truth. Will we fall back into the old ways when we meet resistance? Will we meet anger with anger? Will we resort to the old pattern and give as good as we get by throwing our strength back into the fray? Or will we be even stronger than that and refuse to participate in that which we wish to see changed?
Every person, no matter what they are or are not doing, is an infinite soul with the capacity to remember their own infinity and connection to The Divine. With patience and love, there is, a perfect opportunity waiting. An opportunity to recognize and interact with each other as the pure souls that we are.
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The Sixth Ishraq is union and concord amongst the children of men. From the beginning of time the light of unity hath shed its divine radiance upon the world, and the greatest means for the promotion of that unity is for the peoples of the world to understand one another's writing and speech. In former Epistles We have enjoined upon the Trustees of the House of Justice either to choose one language from among those now existing or to adopt a new one, and in like manner to select a common script, both of which should be taught in all the schools of the world. Thus will the earth be regarded as one country and one home.
The most glorious fruit of the tree of knowledge is this exalted word: Of one tree are all ye the fruit, and of one bough the leaves. Let not man glory in this that he loveth his country, let him rather glory in this that he loveth his kind. Concerning this We have previously revealed that which is the means of the reconstruction of the world and the unity of nations. Blessed are they that attain thereunto. Blessed are they that act accordingly.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
"The flower upon closing opens into another heaven, another dimension of being. Compare this to the flower that closes at nightfall and opens in the morning at daylight. Upon closing the flower is sealed within the energy consciousness of a universe; a universe within a universe of energy."There are beautiful valleys, mountains, oceans, rivers, streams, trees, nature complete in harmony and balance, contained within this universe.
"There is a beauty to behold, magnificent, colorful energies of light, of life, of love. There are many flowers contained within the closed flower. There are many growths, many trees, many plants, seeds, fertile ground, all contained within the microcosm here within the flower. There is life eternal, ever-lasting. For you see, the flower never terminates internally. It simply changes into another vibrational form.
"When the flower opens one can sometimes perceive within this universe of energy and yet many do not perceive, or conceive of the universes contained within. This is so even when the flower is not closed. When the flower is open it emits, gives off a beautiful energy of light, a balance of life, harmony of love, divine energy.
"Perceive the beauty of life within each flower. For each flower has different petals, different shapes, different vibrations; yet all stem form vibrational light coming from the one source of energy, the energy of the Great Spirit of the universe.
"I leave you in the light that you are bathing in, the beautiful light of healing, the green light, the balance of all the lights of all the petals within yourselves. God bless you."
Monday, June 18, 2007
Imagine butter on the crown of your head...
It slowly melts, and wherever it runs down over your body,
all stress and tension in the body disappears.
Very slowly the butter flows over your forehead,
all muscles relax...
It runs down over your eyes and cheeks...,
your whole face relaxes.
Along the back of your head... your neck... shoulders;
feel how much tension is there and let it go....
Arms and hands.... the chest.. belly....
Along the spine, the entire back relaxes...
your legs and feet...
The entire body is covered in golden butter
and you radiate health.
Go over the whole body again and breathe out
all the remaining stress.
I Am Butter
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like.
Love says "I am everything". Wisdom says "I am nothing". Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Appearing naked in other people's dreams is a concept which occurred to me as I woke up this morning from a dream in which I was naked. It's about time someone added this important idea to our literary and cultural heritage.
Advantages to appearing naked in other people's dreams seem infinitely numerous, but I'll limit the possibilities. When appearing naked in other people's dreams, it's preferable to use one's "power" for good and not evil.
If you've ever been naked in a dream of your own, you're aware of how vulnerable you feel at the time -- especially if you're standing naked at a major intersection during rush hour. Wouldn't it be nice if someone came by to stand next to you? If there were another naked person standing next to you, you'd feel much more confident of standing naked in the middle of the street while automobile traffic swirls around you. You could even engage in conversation with your guest, and the act of engaging in a lighthearted discussion would distract you from your embarrassment.
Many married couples could also benefit from the experience of appearing naked in one another's dreams. At night, if you're more interested in sleep than in your libido, it would be an opportune time to ask your spouse to make a naked appearance in your dreams. You could engage in the glorious art of love-making while you're both sleeping heavily. Any anatomical problems suffered while awake could be corrected in the dream, and at the speed of thought (which is arguably faster than light).
Don't want kids? No money? No time? No desire to change diapers? No good schools in your area? No problem! Having sex with your spouse while dreaming is perfectly safe. A snowball in hell would have a better chance of conception, and you'll save bundles of your hard-earned money on contraceptive devices. Be creative if you'd really like an heir: Have a child in the dream, win the lottery shortly after the birth, hire a maid to change the diapers, become President of the city council and have a school built in your back yard. Hire as many police officers as you'd like to watch the school. If you're still feeling stressed from the financial and temporal burden of children, don't worry! You'll either wake up from the dream, or the child will turn 18 before the dreams ends.
While appearing naked in other people's dreams, don't underestimate the power of giving them visions. Visions are an effective way to get the other person to achieve goals you'd like to see him or her accomplish. Alternatively, selfish reasons are a driving force within humanity, and provide a good incentive for giving people visions.
Most people deserve a raise at work. Give your employer a vision. Appear naked in one of his dreams, and remember to properly announce yourself. First, inform him that they are having a vision. If you fail to do that, your success rate of giving people visions will not achieve the maximum potential.
After you've completed step one, proceed to request a raise for yourself. Don't be greedy. I'm sure your co-workers are equally deserving of a raise. Before you speak on behalf of your co-workers, however, make sure you've qualified yourself for a raise. After all, you're special, and there's only one you.
If your employer doesn't seem convinced he's having a vision, tell him something only you would know. Think back to any private conversations you've had with him. If that method of persuasion proves ineffective, fall back on threats. Don't worry about committing acts of violence -- you'll only be bluffing. If threats don't work, try performing miracles. Be creative though -- don't perform a miracle that's already been used in the Bible, Koran, Torah, or any other popular spiritual manuscript.
Are you the boss? Give your employees visions so they'll be more accepting of lay-offs, cuts in pay, or slave labor. If you break the law, however, be prepared to give visions to federal agents and any other law enforcement officials you may encounter.
Parents, are your children misbehaving? Are you unhappy with their grades? Is your teenager paying too much money for drugs? Apply similar principles for giving them visions, and soon you'll have the perfect child you've always dreamt about.
Anyone reading to this point has probably waited for an important question to be answered, "How do I appear naked in other people's dreams?" Deeply apologetic, I confess I don't have the answer. Had I been born a science fiction writer I could easily provide that crucial piece of information. I don't know when the instructions will become available, but when it does, you'll need this article for reference.
Please print a copy and retain it for your records.
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Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
We stand alone here in my dream, under an evening sky watching the world spin around us. Look close and you will see the faces of lost souls, fore they still search for the gate. They dance in the winds of change as they pour through the sands of time. Noone will seem to notice us standing here. They march on to the drums of a thousand fools. They who refuse to dream...
They turn away when I refuse to dance to their beat, whispering about me as if I couldn't hear. To them I am just a part of the scenery that remains unbroken. I am a challenge to the song that surrounds me. I refuse to be thrown away. So here I stand refusing to sing their song, watching as empty hearts walk in sadness...
They search for something that is missing in their lives. I have stood here for thousands of years, a symbol of the invisible child. My heart beat remains strong throughout eternity. I am still amazed at the beauty that surrounds me every day. You will never see sorrow in these blue eyes...
I will continue to scatter beautiful dreams to the winds of time. Hoping that they may trickle through the clouds and find you standing there with ageless eyes of a child...
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Saturday, June 09, 2007
When I met my teacher, he told me: "You are not what you take yourself to be. Find out what you are. Watch the sense 'I am', find your real Self." I obeyed him, because I trusted him. I did as he told me. All my spare time I would spend looking at myself in silence. And what a difference it made, and how soon!
My teacher told me to hold on to the sense 'I am' tenaciously and not to swerve from it even for a moment. I did my best to follow his advice and in a comparatively short time I realized within myself the truth of his teaching. All I did was to remember his teaching, his face, his words constantly. This brought an end to the mind; in the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am -- unbound.
I simply followed (my teacher's) instruction which was to focus the mind on pure being 'I am', and stay in it. I used to sit for hours together, with nothing but the 'I am' in my mind and soon peace and joy and a deep all-embracing love became my normal state. In it all disappeared -- myself, my Guru, the life I lived, the world around me. Only peace remained and unfathomable silence.
Friday, June 08, 2007
The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
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Thursday, June 07, 2007
The souls of people, on their way to Earth-life, pass through a room full of lights; each takes a taper--often only a spark--to guide it in the dim country of this world. But some souls, by rare fortune, are detained longer--and have time to grab a handful of tapers, which they weave into a torch.
These are the torch-bearers of humanity-- it's poets, seers, and saints, who lead and lift the race out of darkness, toward the light. They are the law- givers and saviors, the light-bringers, way-showers and truth -tellers, and without them, humanity would lose its way in the dark.”
I Am A Light In The Darkness
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I believe that every good thought I have,
should be shared with everyone.
A world where there's no fear, no famine.
A world full of love and harmony.
A world that you will find in my dreams.
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Harmonizing heart and brain through love is what can establish a complete intelligence, a complete self, where a child can look at life and realize there are no dead ends, there are always possibilities. The greatest gift a parent can give a child during all the ups and downs of life is love...
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