31 August, 2005

The easiest thing in the world to get sucked in

It is the easiest thing in the world to get sucked into the mass consciousness of despair, disaster, and desperation. It serves no one well.

This is why I have stopped reading newspapers and watching the news on TV. News still reaches me somehow, but with less despair. I think it is important for our overall well- being to maintain a positive outlook and to be mindful of the stories that we make up about the way things " are ".

To be , well and truly in the NOW is what is empowering. This is what makes a difference . When each of us stands in the convictions and Light of our inner truth - this is when things begin to change and shift, to rock and roll. We can, each of us,fully exercise our great personal power only when we choose to live in the present moment.

Today I offer a prayer to all those people who have lost their homes in New Orleans. Bless them all as they rise above their semi- submerged state with love and ease. Bless them all with Love and Light .

27 August, 2005

How the innocence of childhood is lost

There is another more subtle way in which the innocence of childhood is lost: when the child is infected with the desire to become somebody. Contemplate the crowds of people who are striving might and main to become, not what Nature intended them to be - musicians, cooks, mechanics, carpenters, gardeners, inventors - but somebody: to become successful, famous, powerful; to become something that will bring, not quiet and self-fulfillment, but
self-glorification and self-expansion.

Anthony de Mello, SJ
The Way to Love

26 August, 2005

Spiritual Intelligence At work

"Spiritual Intelligence At work" by Colin Tipping

http://www.radicalforgiveness.com/content/book-spiritual-intelligence.asp

Constituting the very lifeblood of an organization are the four main forms of energy flowing through it - money, data, materials and "humanergy." If the flow of any one of these forms of energy is impeded, the organization suffers greatly. The first three, being subject to measurement and control, are easily managed. Humanergy is not. Yet, we know it to be extremely harmful.

Humanergy is the subtle and largely unconscious unresolved material that every individual, from the CEO down to the lowest paid worker, brings to work and acts out in order to heal it - usually to the great detriment of the organization.

Humanergy is so subtle it does not yield to traditional conflict resolution procedures and will create problems at all levels within the organization. It is a problem for which, up until now, there has been no answer.

This book outlines a revolutionary approach to dealing with toxic humanergy. The Quantum Energy Management System is a low-cost, human-resources tool that, surprisingly enough, utilizes that which everyone has in equal abundance to neutralize harmful humanergy. It's our spiritual Iintelligence,

The benefits that result from its use include:

. A significant reduction in incidents of conflict, dissent, discord, sabotage, cynicism, racial tension, negativity, absenteeism, turnover and attrition.

. A significant increase in morale, job satisfaction, loyalty, cooperative team spirit, productivity and profit.

The book presents its ideas both in story form and didactically. For 136 of the 200 or so pages, a story runs on the left-hand pages and the logical material runs on the right-hand pages. Thereafter it reverts to normal.

The Gico Story
This is an account of how the repressed subconscious material (humanergy) of six employees, all working at different levels of a fictitious company called Gico, Inc., gets acted out. We get to see the results, and they are not pretty. The president is one of the six. Because of his humanergy, he almost destroys the firm. Through a personal crisis, he seeks help and finds it through Radical Forgiveness. This leads him to the Quantum Energy Management System which he installs in the company and turns the company around.

25 August, 2005

Awareness


“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
-- Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson “

The thought ‘I exist’ is not the same thing as the awareness of one’s own existence. … Thought is not the same thing as consciousness.”
-- Jacob Needleman



A person asked Buddha:

“Are you a God?”
Buddha’s reply was“No.”
“Are you an Angel?”“No.”
“Then what are you?”“I am Awake.”
-- Unknown Source

22 August, 2005

Prayer of thanks for the Sun


SUN

benevolent source of light
life giver
well-spring of comfort and warmth
healer of aches, of pain of soul
silver lining of dark clouds

today we give thanks
for your great blessings
for your bright shining
which colours and illuminates our world

for the bird's song
that mirrors your glory
and for your gentle radiance
rising from the depth of the night each new morning
unfolding nature and humans to their full splendour

today
we give thanks for the sun
~Christi Becker~

21 August, 2005

Magical Realism



"The term magic realism, originally applied in the 1920s to a school of painters, is used to describe the prose fiction of Jorge Luis Borges in Argentina, as well as the work of writers such as Gabriel García Márquez in Colombia, Gunter Grass in Germany, and John Fowles in England. These writers interweave, in an ever-shifting pattern, a sharply etched realism in representing ordinary events and descriptive details together with fantastic and dreamlike elements, as well as with materials derived from myth and fairy tales. "
These are beautiful stories ; healing , entertaining stories that are good for the creative soul. Magical Realism is the label attributed to this style of literature. Magical realism is the way my grandad used to tell stories and the way my son's South American father told stories. I am happy to have found this term. Both Gabriel García Márquez and John Fowles are favourites of mine, their writing characterized by elements of the fantastic woven into the story with a deadpan sense of presentation.What is real and what is illusion dance side by side and are a wonderfully refreshing antidote to dogmatic thinking.
"magical realism aims to seize the paradox of the union of opposites; it challenges polar opposites like life and death "
" magical realism is characterized by two conflicting perspectives, one based on a rational view of reality and the other on the acceptance of the supernatural as prosaic reality."
I can't help but connect this to SETH 's book " The Magical Approach" which is about the Art of Creative Living.
A must read , for all Life Artists .

20 August, 2005

The Keys of Prosperity

"Ask to receive the Keys of Prosperity in meditation, and ask for all cords to the old concepts of ownership and power to be cut.

Offer up all that your ego has wanted to own for itself to make space for the new paradigm of manifestation to anchor.

We do not need to plan and strategize any longer as to how to achieve material wealth in the future.

We can just let go and focus on what our needs are in the present moment and allow Spirit to fulfill them."

--Michael White

19 August, 2005

26 Quick Tips for Living an Inspired Life

26 Quick Tips for Living an Inspired Life

Ask for what you want.
Be who you say you are.
Care about others.
Dare to live your dreams.
Ease through the day.
Find the best fit.
Give to another.
Hug a friend.
Inspire someone to greatness.
Jump over a boundary.
Kick a bad habit.
Leap across a fear.
Mention something uplifting.
Never say never.
Open your mind and heart.
Pursue your innermost passions.
Quit complaining.
Restore your smile.
Set your sights high.
Trust yourself.
Use all the day.
Value everything.
Wait until it feels right.
Xpress yourself.
Yank weeds from your mental garden.
Zoom into the now.


(© 1991 Carol James)

14 August, 2005

Drunvalo Melchizedek's Personal Website

Drunvalo Melchizedek's Personal Website

A Conversation With the Devil

A Conversation With The Devil
Author Unknown

I recently underwent a period of enforced inactivity.Since my body was immobile, I let my mind range over the world. I gradually became aware of threads ofdarkness. They joined together into streams, and allseemed to lead in the same direction. I followed them,out of curiosity, and finally discovered their center.It was an indescribably terrible and disgusting sight.I knew that I found The Source of All Evil. I was justabout to withdraw when I realized that something waswatching me.


"Hello", it said, "Nice of you to drop by. I don't get many visitors."
"Well, I don't wonder," I answered."Just look at all this."
"Oh, that's just the back yard", it said. "Come on in."I was suddenly in a clean, light, pleasant space. I was facing something I couldn't quite see.
"Who are you?" I asked.
"Well, many of you call me 'Satan'." Suddenly I could see him perfectly. He looked exactly as I had imagined he might.
"Are you the Source of All Evil?"
He laughed. "Well, isn't that what you created me to be?"
"And you go around spreading misfortunethroughout the world?"
"Oh, my, no", he said. "I'm just the reflector. I justtake all the energies of hate, envy, fear and the likeand send them back the way they came."
"But don't you steal souls and hurt people and...?"
"I wouldn't spend my energy that way, even if I could,"he said. "All I do is make your 'less lovable' emotionsmore visible to you."
"Well, ok", I said, "but I have had some bad thingshappen, and *I* don't send out any evil energies." Helooked at me, and raised his eyebrows, ever so slightly.I blushed. "Well, not very many." He just looked at me."Well, not as many as other people I know."
"You mean, 'Thank God that I am not as other men'?" Hestill had that same amused expression.
"Ok, you win. But it still doesn't seem quiteto balance out."
"Well, think of it this way", he said. "Imagine thatyou are standing in a long line of men, all pissinginto the wind. Even if you don't piss as much, youstill get wet."
"Isn't there some way out?"
"Sure. If you stop, maybe those on either side of youwill notice, and stop too. Eventually, you may dry out."He laughed. "Or you could get out of the line."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, as long as you let others define your reality,and set your values for you, you are standing rightthere in that line."
I suddenly thought of something. "You're the Source ofAll Evil, right?"
"Well, *one* of them."
"Huh?"
"Remember, I'm really just a symbol that you created.Any religion, any political movement, any group canbe The Source of All Evil for *somebody*. I was mostlyfor Western Christianity, although I don't seem to beas popular as I once was."
"Yeah, well, ok. But is there a Source of All Good?"
"Several."
"Well, I mean..." I was suddenly embarrassed.How do you ask the Devil about God?
He saw my difficulty. "Yes, I know the family you arethinking about. The Father was created as a stern,unyielding figure, strong enough to make *other people*behave. Of course, if you use Him for that, He willalso make *you* behave. He isn't very popular anymore,except among a few groups who still want *others* toact properly. The Holy Ghost was created to fix up afine point in a theological argument. He never attractedmuch interest otherwise. The Mother still hasa considerable following. She represents love topeople, much more so than the Father ever did."
"And they are trying to undo the evil in the world?"
"They are reflectors, just as I am."
"But the miracles that she performs, aren't they real?"
"Of course", he said. "When you have a lot of purelove-energy moving, good things happen."
"And the Son?" I wondered.
"People use his name a lot, but they don't really paymuch attention to what he stood for. It seems you wantto settle all of your old scores *first*, _then_ you'llbe ready to love each other." Satan appeared very amusedat this. "Except for the Mother, the whole family doesn'tseem to hold your interest anymore. And even she gets lessattention than she used to."
"Doesn't it bother them to be ignored this way? Put outto pasture, as it were?"
"Of course not. Once you created us, we have our ownexistence. We go on growing and learning, just as youdo. All of us are forever. Including you. There is noend to our growing and becoming. We will act as symbolsfor as long as you want us, and then we will go on towhatever comes next."
My mind was filled with questions, but I suddenly feltthat I was being pulled away. "Wait!" I cried. "I haveso much more to ask!"
"I'm surprised you were able to stay as long as you did",he said. "But come back anytime. If you can."
------
The stars were very bright outside my window.I hate it when I can't sleep.

11 August, 2005

Lessons Learned From The Angels

Freedom .... The angels are guiding meto freely express my true thoughts and feelings with love.

I may feel trapped right now by life conditions but I realize that I am my own prisoner. Whenever I realize that I do have the power to be free, freedom follows.

Everything that I do in my life is by choice, and I am free to choose again. Even as a "prisoner" of my own thoughts I am free to choose my thoughts so that I can feel peace and happiness under any conditions.

The next time I begin a sentence with the words, "I have to ______," I shall stopand ask the angels to show me some alternatives.
They will either help me complete the task from a loving mind-set so that you I don't feel trapped, or they will guide me to do something else that Iknow I will love.


Conflict is resolved in a situation that was troubling me.I deserve this peace and happiness, and accept it graciously. I am a peace-lover at heart. New harmony is dawning upon me. I intend to let go of seeing situations as troubled, and choose instead to see myself and others through the eyes of our guardian angels. In this way, we see past the surface and see the beauty and light that eternally shines within everyone.By shifting my viewpoint to the angelic perspective, I become an Earth angel. Holding an elevated viewpoint sparks miraculous healings in all of my relationships. Conflict drops away, revealing the clean and new truth about everyone and everything.

Has my schedule been lopsided lately? I now choose to balance my time between work, play, spirituality, exercise, and relationships.The angels want to help me balance my life. Because my energy drops it creates the illusion that there isn't enough time in the day, so a vicious cycle of time limitation ensues.Your angels are asking me to add regular doses of meditation, exercise, and play to my days. They know that balancing my life between work, play, spirituality, exercise, and relationships helps me to grow and feel joy.

Dear Angels help me lift this burden of imbalance. Thank you.

The more I talk to my angels, the more I learn. I'd love to share some lessons they have taught me that have changed my life.

1. Live in integrity.
The angels said to me, "Spend your time doing activities that match your highest intentions. Let go of things that your intuition prompts you to surrender. Those things may then either become healed so that you enjoy them, or else the activity will easily drop away."
The angels urged me to trust my heart. They assured me that I would be safe to turn down work that didn't match my true interests. I quickly found that the angels were right!


2. There is only now.
"You are complete and whole now. Don't cast your eyes on what tomorrow may bring — this implies you are imperfect or lacking now, and that you will be whole when something external comes into your life in the future."
When the angels said this, I realized that I had been living for the future. My focus was on what tomorrow would bring me, instead of my present blessings. I now make a mental "gratitude list" each night.

3. All conflict is inside your mind.
"Any conflict you see or experience in the outside world is a projection of your ego. In truth, the world is completely at peace and you project your fear of peace onto the world. You don't want to resolve your inner conflict, but you do want to get it away from yourself. So, you project it onto other people and think that 'they' are the ones who are causing you discomfort. Other people are neutral, blank slates and you color them with your own meaning and definitions. Then, you react to them as if these colorations and definitions were real. Other people, in turn, treat you in the way that you expect, in a self-fulfilling prophecy."
As the angels explained this, I realized how often I had allowed fear to create miserable times for me. But always, I had the power to choose the thoughts and feelings I ascribed to all situations.

4. Judge not. "You judge others as a way of protecting yourself, to keep them away from you so you won't get close to them and get hurt. But we have told you that you don't need to think about your safety. You are safe, and an overwhelming thought pattern of concern about your safety can bring the very thing you fear into your life."
The angels explained that we draw to us whatever we think about. If I obsessively think about physical or emotional danger, I create a climate in which my worst fears come true. With practice, I began noticing the moment when I'd judge other people. I began releasing my fears to the angels, and felt my judgmental habits gradually disappear.


Dr. Doreen Virtue

http://www.consciousone.com/c1Cards/cardsView.cfm?cardGroupID=8

06 August, 2005

04 August, 2005

Where am I now on the River of Life ?

YES , WHERE AM I NOW ON THE RIVER OF LIFE ?

I have been fishing for new knowledge on the Ps group on line and found clues. I have received messages from my dreams – the brazen serpent- old testament – Lachesis- homeopathy- 'like cures like' ....

Deep-seated changes and transformation are taking place wihin me , I can feel it . When you are willing to strive for success in the fields of art, education, and social service, the whole universe supports your passion.

How can I develop and perfect use of my skills ?

I am reminded of the figure eight. The ancient symbol of infinity or a double-coiled serpent biting its own tail , the ORBOROUS represents the infinite potential of the human being.

My Higher Self is saying :

"Look into the deeper realms of your life to discover the gifts that you can share with the world. "

I would very much like the universe to show me the way to allow my hidden skills and creative abilities to fully manifest and be put to good use.