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November 2004
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Tuesday, November 30, 2004
 
I took a walk. Suddenly I stood still, filled with the realization that I had no body or mind. All I could see was one great illuminating Whole--omnipresent, perfect, lucid and serene. ~ Shunryu Suzuki
Two monks were arguing about the temple flag. One said the flag moved, the other said the wind moved. Master Eno overheard them and said, "It is neither the wind nor the flag, but your mind that moves." The monks were speechless. ~ Chogyam Trungpa
The uniqueness of zen lies in this: that the mind is freed from bondage to all thought forms, visions, objects and imaginings, however sacred or elevating, and brought to a state of absolute emptiness, from which alone it may one day perceive it's own true nature, or the nature of the universe. ~ Phillip Kapleau
Voices in the mind are the messages of the soul spilled out onto the street of where one has walked. Step outside of the highway of your life and view the many selves rushing by. ~ Derek Lamar
 

Be nothing, to be something, everything remains connected
 
Monday, November 29, 2004
 
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be. ~ George Santayana (1863-1952)
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. ~ George Santayana (1863-1952)
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience. ~ George Santayana (1863-1952)

Observe others often, yourself always ~ D.L.
 
Sunday, November 28, 2004
 
The world of appearances is the blackboard upon which humanity writes its beliefs. Because a thing is on the blackboard (realm of appearances) is no sign it is true. One has to go back to the Principle of Being to be able to discriminate as to the correctness of statement. Anything may be written out on the blackboard of life, anything one thinks, be it truth or error. The blackboard (realm of appearances) is not the source of correct information. For instance: two plus two is not three even if it be so written on the blackboard. Is it? No, and furthermore, there is no such thing in reality. However, it is your knowledge of principle that gives you this discrimination, not appearances. It is the knowledge of the truth as it really is that keeps you from being deceived by what you see on the blackboard. If you had not the understanding of your mathematical principle you would not know whether two plus two equals four or three. Written out on the blackboard one is just as evident as the other. It is therefore obvious that you cannot judge by what you see. Before we can displace the old, false states of consciousness with true states of consciousness, we must find the Principle of our Being from which to reason, because you have just seen that it is knowledge of Principle and not appearances which gives to us true discrimination. Knowledge of truth shall give you right answers to your problems, not appearances. "Judge not according to appearances" must be strictly adhered to in the application of Truth. Now for the application. A multiplication table must not only be known but also applied. The secret is to believe only in God --- the One life which is perfect. "Only" means only. On one occasion Jesus was asked by his disciples how they might do the works. He answered, 'Believe ONLY in God. Can you deny disease not to get rid of it but because it is not and never was an absolute truth? If you deny it to get rid of it, all the time you are denying it you are believing you have it, are you not? Real denial is to see there is nothing in reality to deny. It is only an appearance. ~ Frances Wade Gott (The Science of Being, 1923)

To know what is true to be true and what is false to be false ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
To say yes when you mean yes and no when you mean no. ~ Jesus
To know that which is, to be so, and that which is not, is not so. ~ Thane of Hawaii
 
Saturday, November 27, 2004
 

God is.
God is Good.
God is all power,
All the presence,
All the Mind-intelligence
There is.

Therefore, if God is Good,
And Life is Good;
Then God is Life,
And Life is God.
~ Frances Wade Gott (The Science of Being, 1923)

This axiomatic reasoning can be continued by using any word that can be said to be good for all people at all times and in all places. For instance: Health can be said to be good not only for oneself, but for all people at all times and in all places. Hence it is an impersonal, universal good which can be identified with God as shown above. ~ Frances Wade Gott (The Science of Being, 1923)
The principles of Mind are as accurate and scientific as the principles of mathematics. ~ Frances Wade Gott (The Science of Being, 1923)
 
2 + 2 = 4, not one less, not one more
 
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Friday, November 26, 2004
The time to focus on changing consciousness should be more clear today than ever. We do have more opportunities to actually spend time looking at ourselves, reading books on the subject, asking for help, seeking teachers, gurus, mentors, friends who would understand the same needs as you. Let's acknowledge the things we are thankful about our life and our world and work to actually face ourselves and make inner changes by doing inner work. What is inner work? Inner work is using self observation and finding things about yourself which you would like to change based on an understanding of psychological health and spiritual balance. You know what I am talking about. You must, you avoid it often enough.~ Dr. Derek Lamar
 
Let go of the way you don't want it to be and stop planning on it.
 
Thursday, November 25, 2004
No false thing can enter while you are recognizing your Oneness with Infinite Life. ~ Ernest Holmes (The Science of Mind)
The Self is never born, nor does It ever die. Having once come to be, It will not cease to be. The Self is unborn, eternal, changeless and primeval. It is not slain when the body is killed. - The Bhagavad Gita
Directing your whole conscious being to the Supreme, and concentrating solely on That, your sins are dispelled by Knowledge and you reach a state from which there is no return. - The Bhagavad Gita
 
God in me is unified with God in all. ~ E. H.
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Scientific mental healing... is a systematic process of reasoning, which unearths the mental cause or idea underlying disease, and presents the Truth about man's being. - Ernest Holmes (Science of Mind)
We must be specific in what we do, while at the same time never outlining how it shall be done. - Ernest Holmes (Science of Mind)
God is an immediate Presence and an immediate Experience in my mind and soul, and I am conscious of this Perfect Presence, this Divine Wisdom, this Eternal Wholeness. - Ernest Holmes (Science of Mind)
 
When we learn to trust the universe, we shall be happy, prosperous and well. ~ E. H.
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Consciousness is, among other things, a spontaneous exercise in creativity. You are learning now, in a three-dimensional context, the ways in which your emotional and psychic existence can create varieties of physical form. You manipulate within the psychic environment, and these manipulations are then automatically impressed upon the physical mold. Now our environment is in itself creative in a different manner than yours. Your environment is creative in that trees bear fruit, that there is a self-sustaining principle, that the earth feeds its own, for example. The naturally creative aspects are the materializations of the deepest psychic, spiritual, and physical inclinations of the race, set up in your terms eons ago, and a part of the racial bank of psychic knowledge. ~ Jane Roberts (Seth Speaks, pg. 31)
 
And Mind goes on for Consciousness and Beingness are Eternal
 
Monday, November 22, 2004
Become the vision of tomorrow. You do this by being ahead of the times. You can know the future by realizing that everything that happens results from what you do or don't do in the now. What happens in the now is the choice to keep things the same or to make the necessary changes that will alter the outcome of tomorrow. You are the one standing on the line to make this choice. How many times have you said that you would take care of things tomorrow. But nothing ever happens tomorrow. It only happens today. When you take care of things today it is your future you are protecting. Be there. Make change. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
 
Man lives in the past, the mystic lives in the now, destiny awaits you in the future ~ D.L.
 
Sunday, November 21, 2004
There are so many ways to turn away but only one way to proceed forward. Are you afraid to discover yourself or is it an exciting challenge for you? Do you feel that there is something hidden deep down inside of you which might damage your life or do you believe that to uncover yourself is to awaken to your destiny? How can "knowing" not always be better than "not knowing"? Even when you discover something negative about yourself, what is happening is that you are getting closer to the real truth about who you are. In order to discover your divinity you must root out all of the false ideas about what you believe to be true that you have falsely lived with most of your life and create an opening for the Wholeness of the "I AM" that you are. Breathe in deep, take it all in, open your arms and your heart, give up the resistance to your Self and receive the Truth that is Infinitely waiting for. Welcome home. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
 
There is no future where you are destroyed... only born again
 
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Buddha says: "Some of us were born with stones and some of us were born with jewels but the most fulfilled are those who are born with stones and turn them into jewels." (as told by Kyle on Roswell)
What we do in our life to go beyond ourselves is the creative force that reveals our true self. It is in going beyond what we feel we can do and forcing the knowing out of ourselves that discovers the reality which is waiting there to be discovered. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
True creativity is the going beyond our human version of reality and allowing the Self which is our I AM to have its way with us. In doing so we then become one with that self in that moment of artistic expression and pass from human to God if even only for an instant. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
 
What we create does nothing, but the act of creating is the energy which reveals life. ~ D.L.
 
Friday, November 19, 2004
The young lady from the Sunwise Turn, Miss Jessie Dwight, soon changed her attitude to the new teaching from amusement to devotion, and gave up her post to work for Orage as his secretary. It was inevitable, as this new relation deepened into love, that it should become the focus of Orange's own growing need for a practical and psychological independence of Gurdjieff's influence over him. Whilst the method of Gurdjieff's school was, for Orage, religion and the way of salvation, its evident dependence upon the person of his preceptor had become source of more than occasional embarrassment. In certain respects, his leader's personal and social behaviour could be justified by no criteria Orage could recognize; and yet Gurdjieff's remarkable abilities, his almost spectacular authority over many people, the majestic sweep of his cosmic philosophy, and a certain vitality of mind which seemed perfectly united at every instant with his powerful emotions --- all of these things seemed to justify Orage in accepting him as a spiritual leader of genius, and to demand a loyalty beyond all earthly standards. To be with his leader was sometimes to feel himself borne upon Abraham's bosom; but sometimes, too, it was to feel as though one were living in a picaresque novel. For himself, Orage could always reason away his doubts of the practical infallibility, for him, of a teacher with human --- or even some rather inhuman --- shortcomings; could conclude, for example, that certain qualities, even spiritual splendours, are simply not possible on earth without the accompaniment of certain gross defects. But now there was a new difficulty. His new friend, of such growing importance to his life, could not see his preceptor through his eyes, however she might be impressed by his doctrines. The image of human greatness he worshipped in, or at least through, Gurdjieff, she did not see at all in that direction, but much more in himself. It is not over-analyzing this matter, I think, at this time was that she compelled --- or perhaps enabled --- him to face the negative aspects of his relation to Gurdjieff which, whatever its value had been, contained elements of absolute incompatibility. Her presence forced him to reexamine that relation. ~ Philip Mairet (A. R. Orage, 1966)
A Teacher cannot be judged by the shortcomings of his students, but rather how far they get beyond them ~ D.L.
 
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Once you are in a school, as in a religion, there is no other truth to live by than what it teaches. In one sense this is even more obligatory in an esoteric school than in an established religious discipline, for here both doctrine and method are dependent, even to the smallest details, upon the master's ipse dixit (He himself, has spoken). Thus, if a pupil should be able, after training, to set up an independent group of his own, the new and the old masters will soon disown one another as heretical or untrustworthy; for no pupil must be exposed to the temptation to play off one master's advice against another's. There is elasticity in the discipline, too, but implicit obedience to the master's generally unexpected interventions is all the more burdensome and disturbing because it remains voluntary. A pupil may simply pack up and go, as many did from Gurdjieff: many, perhaps all, were free to come and go upon their business or other occasions. But upon any point that the master decreed essential for the good of the school or his own progress, a pupil was under compulsion by the fact that he had identified his hope of self-realization with the teaching, and the teaching with Gurdjieff. This is the powerful bond which has to be broken, in due course, if the pupil is ever to regain his individuality with a new confidence in life. The rupture can be a grim experience; it is itself an initiatory ordeal. ~ Philip Mairet (A. R. Orage, 1966)
To break free of a man is liberation, to break free of a teaching is an invisible journey ~ D.L.
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
As to knowing your students in advance of their arrival: "Many people have had or possess this 'psychic' ability of recognition but it is not sufficient in itself. Equally important, the guru must be capable of transmitting 'his great light to light the pupil's little seed of light.' This he must do with the most 'extraordinary inspiration' that defies, or, at times, ignores all the usual teaching practices. Seldom does the pupil come to the guru in 'accepted ways' and the guru must maintain, as a part of 'his business,' a constant alertness in the most unexpected places, so he will perceive, and, unconsciously on the part of the pupil, awaken the desire to aspire. ~ Thane Walker (The Teacher Whispers, compiled by Norma Keller)
Our mental training should consist first in bringing to our attention the most positive words we are capable of understanding, as being a part of our relationship with the infinite. ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, 1936, Honolulu)
The dawn of Light is the dawn of Christ in the individual heart. ~ Eloi-Sun
* Thane of Hawaii aka Thane Walker, Thane, Kenneth Walker, Kenneth Wayne Walker, Rev. Wayne Walker, Eloi-Sun
Truth is the match which sets the soul on fire. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Today there are many Western sources of instruction and illumination. There is DeWaters, Goldsmith, Corey to name a few. All are excellent but they are not "initiatory teachers." I should again mention Lanyon but he is not the same as the others. He is a "bright spirit," an Ariel, and does not enter into the guru-chela relationship. I have gone into all this side-history to indicate that I have always been aware of spiritual lineage transmitting to me, as it were. I have subordinated myself to each of these gurus and always shall to my true guru --- not for who they are, but for what they are; in this way I never fail to see the pattern unfolding as accurately as an abstract mathematical equation, and with all the beauty, music and poetry the true mathematician sees in the abstract. ~ Thane Walker (The Teacher Whispers, compiled by Norma Keller)
The dawn of Light is the dawn of Christ in the individual heart. ~ Eloi-Sun
* Thane of Hawaii aka Thane Walker, Thane, Kenneth Walker, Kenneth Wayne Walker, Rev. Wayne Walker, Eloi-Sun
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
A strong prayer life, my friend, is an element of the consuming Flame. Prayer is itself is not petitioning or beseeching. True prayer is an acknowledgment of the Divine. It is a period spent in knowing the Allness of God, and that law and order is now, and always has been the outcome that falls in the train of such positive thought. Let us unite in greater activity filled with periods of knowing the Truth, and a life that fully demonstrates the complete knowledge that active living and acknowledgment of these principles is the power that redeems. You and I, my friend, have a clear road before us. Let us walk it together. ~ Thane of Hawaii* (Old Wine In New Bottles, 1936 Honolulu)
The dawn of Light is the dawn of Christ in the individual heart. ~ Eloi-Sun
* Thane of Hawaii aka Thane Walker, Thane, Kenneth Walker, Kenneth Wayne Walker, Rev. Wayne Walker, Eloi-Sun
 
Sunday, November 14, 2004
How can any man, especially a teacher, knowingly choose a course that must inevitably be troubled? How can he suggest to a student that this is the only course? The answer is easy. Easy, that is, to anyone who has the slightest intention of following the will of God. The teacher knows that the power he possesses is the power to change men's thoughts, to enshrine the love of God in the personalities of men, to drive out disease with his sympathy and the healing power of his love. A teacher knows the degrading bondage of the passions to which people have sold themselves. As he looks into their faces, they know he knows. The student of today no more understands the menial, filthy task of washing the feet of others, than those close to Jesus understood it long ago. Yet it must be done. It is the only way. ~ Thane of Hawaii (Not so Secret Doctrine, 1971)
The Teacher must see the darkness in himself, but the light in others ~ Derek Lamar
 
Saturday, November 13, 2004
"Vat you want? Why you come here to this school? Vy you come bother me?" Gurdjieff scoffs at Fritz Peters who has decided to stay at the Prieure for reasons yet unknown to him. Fritz quietly stammers out a sentence: "I want to know everything." Gurdjieff gruffly said: "You cannot know everything. And besides, everything about what?" Fritz said: "Well, everything about man, I think in English it is called psychology and philosophy." Gurdjieff laughs and takes a large swallow of his Armangnac. "You make life very difficult for me. I only man who teaches what you ask." Fritz moved off a few feet somewhat bewildered by his encounter with what some had conveyed to be a man whose reputation had biblical proportions. All of the people on stage at this point freeze in place like a film has stopped. Gurdjieff turns and walks toward others in the room at the edge of the stage. "I vant you to know that there is more to life than learning things. Most of the "work" here is to unlearn things which have already become known. It does no good to keep tossing new seed in a meadow when there are weeds there. They will push out the new grass and take over the whole area. You must kill the weeds just like you must kill certain desires which make your life miserable. You must learn how to suffer in order to achieve change. Then you will not suffer needlessly." Everyone on stage started moving again and Gurdjieff turned and sat down at his desk in the corner. The lights dim and Act I was over. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (An Evening With Gurdjieff)
He who is not busy living, is busy dying
 
Friday, November 12, 2004
When painful events occur, the feelings that naturally accompany those events are denied, because people are not "supposed" to have these feelings. (One patient) told her group, "I do not feel anger, I have never felt anger, and I do not think I will ever feel anger." Anger, (she) learned from her mother, was not a nice emotion, and good girls did not express anger. Of course, what she saw at home was a lot of angry people, sometimes shouting at each other and sometimes even hitting each other. There was no room in the family for her anger. It was downright dangerous for her to be angry. The result was her denial of her own anger, and the ability to ever express anger or to deal with people who expressed anger. The reality was that (she) was one of the angriest people in the group. When she finally allowed some of her repressed anger/rage to be expressed, she reported an intense feeling of freedom and a sense of dropping a heavy load. ~ Wayne Kritsberg (The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome, 1985)
You know it can't harm you to feel your own pain. ~ John Lennon (I Found Out)
 
Thursday, November 11, 2004
It is an amazing moment to realize that when you reach out to someone else, you are actually reaching out to yourself. But do not take this and internalize its meaning. Do not think that since reaching out to someone else is actually reaching out to yourself means that you do not have to reach out at all. When you don't reach out to someone else, it means that there are vast areas of your self which you have left abandoned, alone, ignored. In this way, you are experiencing a healing by forcing yourself to sincerely reach others and though it is your self you encounter, it is often a self which you have denied. Sometimes it is difficult to deal with others until we deal with ourselves, but also, sometimes it is difficult to deal with ourselves when we block out those around us. The discovery of the self is the emancipation of one's own divinity. Let go and be who you are, even if you don't know who that is yet. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Experience yourself with others and expand yourself forever
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
It was windy that day but by the time night wrapped itself around us there was a stillness in the chilly night. The skies were clear and the stars were incredible. The Milky Way swirled above us like an infinite wispy cloud which had been lightly smeared across the desert sky. How could there not be life out there when there were millions of people on this planet who could barely live a full day in conscious anticipation of anything other than a repeat of the day before. I heard those stories about so-called aliens but what does that really mean. Life is life, isn't it? Do we not seek to discover more about ourselves when we choose to seek out new forms of life. It always seems to be that we discover something about ourselves that we need to know. Knowing seems to be the criteria. To search the unknown in order that we come full circle with who we are, where we are going, and what exactly is our destiny. ~ James Atherton (Among Us, 1950)
The human mind is but a doorway which must be opened and discarded
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Tuesday afternoon. I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way. It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away. Something calls to me, the trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh. I'm looking at myself reflections of my mind, it's just the kind of day to leave myself behind. So gently swaying through the fairyland of love, if you'll just come with me you'll see the beauty of... Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon. ~ Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed)
Choose day... the day to choose to leave your self behind
 
Monday, November 8, 2004
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, ALWAYS. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ~ Indira Gandhi
Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I wish people would listen and speak what they have learned about themselves
 
Sunday, November 7, 2004
Just as you make a change in consciousness, even personal consciousness, and if you set out in a new direction, "MIND" will apply that movement toward the world you have now created and it will in like mind begin to retrieve, attract, mirror, create, reflect, that new consciousness in your world and suddenly you will begin to see these evidences all around you here and there. Likewise when you begin to encounter situations which you might call "negative" these will help you become aware of something in thought, within your consciousness that needs to be dealt with, reconfigured and let go of while at the same time releasing the recognition of the Infinite Reality of which we are all ONE with out and back to ourselves, confirming and concluding the truth to be that which is and the false as that which is not. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
I think therefore I am Consciousness... therefore I AM thinking
 
Saturday, November 6, 2004
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow -- between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone. ~ Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone)
You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone. ~ Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone)
You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone. ~ Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone)
This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality. You're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable. Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of the mind itself. Ladies and gentlemen, you're entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. Next stop - the Twilight Zone! ~ Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone)
There is a place beyond the third dimension which is on the other side of what the mind of man knows. This place is infinite and eternal. It is an area which is without fear or pain and it knows no anxiety. It is beyond the brain and deep within the consciousness of Being. It is a realm of infinite variety whose diversity knows the allness of that which is Mind. Imagination is the tool of its expression and one's thinking is the coloring book it embraces. Love is the guiding force which leads you once you are there. Welcome to Quantum Reality. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
I think therefore I am in the dimension of imagination
 
Friday, November 5, 2004
To some people, the subject might seem anthropomorphic simply by definition, since in the past even scientists have been led to believe that only human beings have thoughts or emotions. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Surely, that such a notion remains in our philosophy is merely a holdover from the Christian creationism it resembles, and is unscientific at that, give the fact that human beings have consciousness which, in the absence of miracles, we acquired through our long mammalian past. Hence, while the question of animal consciousness is a perfectly valid field for scientific exploration, the general assumption that other creatures lack consciousness is astonishing. After all, thoughts and emotions have evolutionary value. If they didn't, we wouldn't have them. ~ Elizabeth Marshal Thomas (The Hidden Life of Dogs: a book about dog consciousness, 1993)
I think therefore I bark... who let the dogs out?
 
Thursday, November 4, 2004
"In his penchant for precision, Bohm analyzed ways that our language deceives us about the true nature of reality.  We generally consider ordinary language to be a neutral medium for communication that does not restrict our world view in any way.  Yet Bohm showed that language imposes strong, subtle pressures to see the world as fragmented and static.  He emphasized that thought tends to create fixed structures in the mind, which can make dynamic entities seem to be static.  To illustrate with an example, we know upon reflection that all manifest objects are in a state of constant flux and change.  So there is really no such thing as a thing; all objects are dynamic processes rather than static forms.  To put it crudely, one could say that nouns do not really exist, only verbs exist.  A noun is just a "slow" verb; that is, it refers to a process that is progressing so slowly so as to appear static.  For example, the paper on which this text is printed appears to have a stable existence, but we know that it is, at all times including this very moment, changing and evolving towards dust. Hence paper would more accurately be called papering--to emphasize that it is always and inevitably a dynamic process undergoing perpetual change. Bohm experimented with restructuring language in this dynamic mode, which he called the rheomode, in an effort to more accurately reflect in language the true dynamic nature of reality."  ~ Will Keepin (Satyana Institute of Boulder, formerly Shavano Institute)
This new dynamic way of interpreting the Universal appearances is a breath of fresh air, but also, a new view is not enough, we must reexamine old views and discover what was true of them, if anything, and add that to the pot. So often we throw away old ideas for the new simply because we are so anxious for a certain kind of change. But also, we find, that what was illusive, like a myth, originated because there was some truth there to begin with. We could label everything in "reality" as verbs but then what ever "this" was from which these verbs originated would still end up to be a noun. All nouns as "things" tend to undergo the appearances of "change" just as the multiples within the Schrodinger's Cat scenario, however, it is the whole and not the parts we also need to examine in order to understand the multiplicity of infinite variety which emerges out of this vacuum that we call "reality." The one perspective which helps one begin to understand how to focus on all of these nouns and verbs is to "think of it" in terms of being "consciousness" and that as one's consciousness changes, so might the nouns and verbs. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Quantum Metaphysics Institute, Q.M.I.)
Once you discover your destiny, you will find a new path
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Democracy is a part of our spiritual development. It is that stage in life where people collectively choose a manner in which they have a choice about how they are going to be governed. The focus here is choice. To make a conscious choice rather than simply allowing the subconscious mind through its constructs and habit patterns to dictate what life brings to you. It presents one with the opportunity to actually take control of their lives and attempt to do something, make changes, create their own destiny. In this also is freedom with is a spiritual level of knowing oneself. It doesn't matter if we all agree, what matters is that we work together to be a part of this magnificent process through which we can continue on our paths of discovering ourselves. Blessings to you all. I'm glad I can be here with you. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
 
To choose a path and to follow one's destiny... is one's destiny
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
To be awake is to be KNOWING... to observe everything as it is for the first time... not without also knowing everything you knew about it before... but seeing it fresh in the NOW and letting it go... not letting it control you... not letting your own thoughts paint every picture the same for you... but to observe... see it fresh and let it go. To suddenly think about others without worrying about how they think about you. And to love them regardless of whatever they have ever done or thought. This does not mean to let them off the hook for what they have done.... but to know they have done nothing... they are merely thoughts... thoughts within your own mind... letting them go and loving them as your own thoughts which are whole, complete and perfect and ideas and feelings within the MIND of God.... the mind which you are... feeling the LOVE that you are... again... for the first time. I love you. How can I not? ~ Derek Lamar
 
To walk in heaven and to know I AM
 
Monday, November 1, 2004
What seems to be the worst of all spiritual downfalls is that depressing state of consciousness where one feels so disgusted with themselves they almost question whether life is worth living or not. And yet, it is often this realization, that what is needed more than anything else, is change. Which prompts one to say to themselves that finally they are willing to give up their stubborn insistance on living a life of meaningless pain, and rather would choose to reach out, to reach upward, to look inward. When the pain of staying the same is more painful than the pain of change, then and only then does real change occur. This seemingly almost immeasurable act of abstract emotions of humankind does not mean to minimize the depths of pain humans endure to survive, but ultimately it is the giving up of pain which becomes the true goal of the hero of consciousness. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar, Fourth Way Teacher
 
To dream ... the impossible dream ... To fight ... the unbeatable foe ... To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ... To run ... where the brave dare not go ... To right ... the unrightable wrong ... To love ... pure and chaste from afar ... To try ... when your arms are too weary ... To reach ... the unreachable star ...This is my quest, to follow that star, No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest And the world will be better for this That one man, scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star ~ The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha) lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh
 
To march through hell for a heavenly cause ~ Joe Darion

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