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To the minister religion means proving there is a God in the church. To the Teacher spirituality means proving there is a God within. To the minister religion means there are things you have to become to enter into paradise. To the Teacher spirituality means there are things about yourself you must let go of to have heaven revealed. To the minister religion means faith in what someone else has said is your key to acceptance. To the Teacher spirituality means knowing what is so will set you free. To the minister religion means believing more in the evilness of Satan than in the goodness of God. To the Teacher spirituality means unfolding God within to realize that evil is the illusion of duality. To the minister religion means that good and evil are eternal opposites forever in battle. To the Teacher spirituality means that evil is not seeing the whole truth and that goodness is all there is. Religion tries to keep God in a building where the shadows interfere with the unlimited reality of God. Spirituality must be open to God being all there is and able to even use shadows to direct them to the Light. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
I am amazed at how often I become disenchanted with creative efforts of others until I begin to read reviews by detractors who in defiance I run to the aid of those I thought were failing. It is so important we step outside of ourselves and look at the bigger picture in order to understand that it is not what just appeals to us but how the whole is affected by the unfoldment of world events. One cannot leave themselves out nor can they leave everyone else out besides. Remember when you step outside of yourself that you don't put on the costume of the self of you who is sitting up in the clouds looking down upon humanity from an elitist perspective as well. That is a very popular seating section which does nothing but continue duality and cloud the issues and delude one into thinking that they really do know more than anyone else. There is a difference between realizing honestly that you might know more about some things than others and thinking you are better than others. And do not hide within humility by thinking you are better than others because you do that either. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
You are not who you appear to be, nor are you not who others appear to be
FEBRUARY 26 ~ SATURDAY
... a simple rule, and easy to remember. When I, a thoughtful and unbiased Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane; not in all things, but in religious matters. When a thoughtful and unbiased Mohammedan examines the Westminster Catechism, he knows that beyond any question I am spiritually insane. I cannot prove to him that he is insane, because you never can prove anything to a lunatic --- for that is a part of his insanity and the evidence of it. He cannot prove to me that I am insane, for my mind has the same defect that afflicts his. All Democrats are insane, but not one of them knows it; none but the Republicans and Mugwumps know it. All the Republicans are insane, but only the Democrats and Mugwumps can perceive it. The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. When I look around me, I am often troubled to see how many people are mad. ~ Mark Twain (Christian Science, 1907)
Don't go away made... just go away
How dissonant the I of the ego sounds! When it issues from tragic lips, tense with some self-contradiction that they try to hold back, it can move us to great pity. When it issues from chaotic lips that savagely, heedlessly, unconsciously represent contradiction, it can make us shudder. When the lips are vain and smooth, it sounds embarrassing or disgusting. Those who pronounce the severed I, wallowing in the capital letter, uncover the shame of the world spirit that has been debased to mere spirituality. But how beautiful and legitimate the vivid and emphatic I of Socrates sounds! It is the I of infinite conversation, and the air of conversation is present on all its ways, even before his judges, even in the final our in prison. This I lived in that relation to man which is embodied in conversation. ~ Martin Buber (I and Thou)
The search for Truth is not so much the pursuit of a tangible commodity but rather understanding of what Truth itself means unto itself. Once that is understood and applied to one's self a metanoia automatically occurs. This majestic change of consciousness is the beginning of the continual healing which one experiences as they begin to unfold the realities which at present remain unseen. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
We are an emergent species coming out of and evolving from Homo sapiens, and we may be a whole set of sub species within Homo sapiens, psychologically different; slightly different. But the type that I'm speaking of is a type, a species that in my understanding has not fully been expressed and come to maturity yet on earth.
The early versions of what I'm calling the universal human, I think were among the great founders of the world religions. They emerged starting around 5,000 years ago in Egypt, India, Israel and Greece. Buddha and Jesus were examples. These began to show us a template of the potential of this emerging human. ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard
I find myself trapped inside of a nightmare, holding hands with my misery. Where's the light that tells me it's morning. Somehow it still looks like the moon to me. ~ Derek Lamar (Where's The Royalty For Me? 1971)
In reality there is only one Self, but this enables you to see how the Higher Self, the Spirit of God in man, reaches down or out from the center of man's being in Divine Consciousness into the soul consciousness, and thence outward into the mortal mind, giving to man's brain its consciousness, which causes man to think his consciousness separate, when it is only the consciousness of God thinned down to the brain mind's capacity to hold and use it. ~ Joseph S. Benner (The Impersonal Life, 1914)
"All right, today's the day!" I said with a big smile when we started the day Thursday. "Today we're going to kick out all the stops! We're going to create a set of agreements that will run this classroom. It's like you'll make the rules of the school! Then we'll start a year of 'cooperative learning' for everything -- academic learning, social learning, and creative work." I said the first thing they needed to look at was 'teachers,' Sally and I to be specific, and how they were going to work with us. Mistrust is what breaks it all down between teachers and students. It starts all the problems. So I wanted them to tell me right away why they mistrusted teachers. I was sure they had some very good reasons. ~ Craig McEwen (The 12 Powers of Mentoring, 2004)
Craig is not alone for I am with him.
As the Master said: "I am with you always".... or I AM...... with you always....
jesus = yeshua = the salvation of jah or I am that I am therefore the salvation of the I AM.
The priesthood of Melchizedek which is the source of our knowledge and the path of our destiny.
I AM..... love..... I wrap my arms around Craig in my mind and in my heart....
I know there is no Craig but the many roles I play in which I AM that which I call myself for I AM all there is.
I am whole, complete and perfect and I reach out to myself as I receive my touch for I AM ONE.
There is nothing to fear and nothing to regret for life goes on and I AM is eternal.
The personality we are is true as the infinite ONE of I AM expressing the infinite diversity which is the destiny
of knowing the whole complete unfoldment of MIND knowing itself forever.
I am perfection. I am harmony. I am the face of God and I am he who touches the hem of his garment.
I am the light and I am the way. I give myself and I receive myself completely.
There is no pain, there is no fear, there is peace, fulfillment and accomplishment
as I deliver myself into the hands of the Spirit I AM.
Never turn your back on your self, neither be it the self you hide from or the self you strive to reveal. Always walk toward the light of knowingness as you discover the difference between the two. Once understood there is nothing to deny for it fades from your knowing and is replaced by the Truth of Being. Never close your eyes to anything you have thought or felt, whether it be what you fear and are guilty of or that which rises you up into your Being and brings you great responsibility. Never ignore what you have done when there are challenges yet to fulfill, whether they no longer seem right or proper or even if they reveal a Destiny which calls you by another name. Step into the Light which reveals your True Self and accept that as your Reality. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
These mysterious and indescribably complex processes (functions of the human body) are controlled and directed by the subconscious mind. Modern medical science stands in awe of the wisdom and power displayed in these processes. It is in contemplating the physiologic and glandular processes of the human body that we find our greatest supporting data for the assumption that the subconscious area of mind has at its disposal infinite wisdom and power. In the words of the Psalmist, we, indeed, are "fearfully and wonderfully made." ~ John K. Williams (The Wisdom of Your Subconscious Mind, 1964)
When you look at the world we humans have created you may conclude that it was created by sleeping people, because awake, aware, conscious people would manifest a very different world. ~ John Perkins, Dream Change founder and author
Man is asleep. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
To change the world we must change our consciousness of it and our consciousness of our self. Our world IS our consciousness of our self. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Are you a true seeker?
The "true seeker" rarely knows that is what they are involved in early on. Often times we look for socializing. It is a lecture we go to for something to do or to meet people or we go with a friend or even a date. Sometimes we are attracted to claims that we can learn to expand our psychic abilities, or to find a meditation which will lessen stress, or healings, or ways to get new jobs with more money or companionship. Rarely do you attract people by telling them they are being offered an opportunity for continued education with books to read and research and personal self examination along with counseling or psychotherapy... not the romantic sexy Hollywood version which perks one's interest. In my own case there had been several discussions which answered questions I had my whole life. I wasn't looking to take classes, least of all join a group or, God forbid, enroll in a school... but all of that happened seemingly without any ability on my part to bolt and run for cover. It was like another part of me took over and even though I continued to be my immature lost self another part of me seemed to take me by the hand as life unfolded around me. I wouldn't change a thing. The more I began to awaken, the more I could see the choices I made throughout my life which had brought me right to this point. Was it destiny? What it free will? Was it an inner struggle, a walk-in, divine intervention? I am sure it is different for everyone... and yet, the same. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
The true History of Valentines Day (5th Century, Rome) by Mani Niall
Mid February was traditionally the time of the Lupercian festival, an ode to the God of fertility and a celebration of sensual pleasure, a time to meet and court a prospective mate. In AD 496, Pope Gelasius outlawed the pagan festival. But he was clever to replace it with a similar celebration, although one deemed morally suitable. He needed a "lovers" saint to replace the pagan deity Lupercus. The martyred Bishop Valentine was chosen as the patron saint of the new festival. Saint Valentine had been beheaded for helping young lovers marry against the wishes of the mad emperor Claudius. Before execution, Valentine himself had fallen in love with his jailer's daughter. He signed his final note to her, "From Your Valentine", a phrase that has lasted through the centuries. Pope Gelasius didn't get everything he wanted. The pagan festival died out, it is true, but he had further hoped people would emulate the lives of saints. Instead they latched onto the more romantic aspect of Saint Valentines religious life. While not immediately as popular as the more passionate pagan festival, eventually the concept of celebrating true love became known as Valentine's Day.
Fear is an unfortunate thing. And when people use fear to motivate others into doing their wishes, there is something terribly wrong in this. I am constantly barraged with political email warning of the impending doom from the right or the left... I get it from both directions. And so often what is taking place is the distribution of more ignorance and fear as if that is the answer which will solve the situation. It is not. The security of knowing that God is all there is brings comfort and insight to those who are uneasy about the unfoldment of the world today. Most of what I receive from people is information which they received from someone else... and so on and so on and so on. And though well meaning it is information which people believe because when they read it themselves it agrees with what they already believe. That isn't straight thinking. That isn't Truth. That isn't Mind Unfolding. That is just more human paranoia which begets more ignorance. This state of duality can only breed more duality. Focus on Oneness. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Entries in Liz Parker's journal (Roswell)
It's funny how the world changes sometimes, how the streets you walked your entire life seem darker, colder. How the silence isn't so quiet anymore. How eyes you've barely even noticed now look at nothing but you. How the walk home every night is no longer routine, but a victory. And then you begin to wonder...maybe it's not the world that's changed. Maybe it's just you.
I've missed a few days. But in my absence I've been thinking about some things, about life before Max Evans saved me, of how I used to pray for something to happen, something to just break the routine, you know, of school and work...something that would make a small town feel bigger, that would make a small town girl feel bigger, too. And ever since I got my wish and Max Evans patched a bullet hole 2 inches below my ribs, I realized one thing...that the bigger your world gets, the bigger your problems get, too.
~ Liz Parker (Roswell, the television series; Episode 4: "Missing")
My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc. (Perhaps we could say that this is what is involved in harmony between the 'left brain' and the 'right brain'). This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society. ~ David Bohm (Wholeness and the Implicate Order)
Ultimately, understanding the principle of mathematics is to begin to grasp the Absolute in spiritual terms. Mathematics is infinite, it is whole. It is complete. It is perfect. It is harmonious. It is order. It is balance. It is ongoing. It is one. These mathematical attributes are the same as those which have been attributed to God, Spirit, Mind, Infinite Mind, Higher Mind, Self... and also it is the implicate order to the explicate just as the esoteric is to the exoteric or the intrinsic is to the extrinsic. It is male and female thus it is androgynous. It is number which can interpret light, or vibrations, or any element to what we call the material world and at the same time it is equal in understanding as consciousness and thoughts can be understood in terms of mathematics. It is not totally inert or impersonal or detached... because all is ONE and everything is the substance which is the whole total essence that is Reality. This is Quantum Reality. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar