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June 30 ~ Thursday

What does it mean to be unhappy? For some it means that they have nothing to lose and even though they feel like their life is crap and that they are a worthless person something inside of them still pushes them onward to know the Truth. They want to know the Truth about themselves. They are afraid that they won't live up to the hope about themselves being worthwhile but another side of them prods them to keeping moving toward the Light. And they feel comfortable about the Light because something about it is very familiar. It is familiar because they are the Light and even a shadow disappears in the dark. Sometimes we have to get swallowed up by the darkness before we know that it is an illusion and that knowing Reality as it really is remains as the only Truth there is. Go ahead. Be unhappy. There are better days ahead. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

All you need is love, love is all you need ~ Lennon / McCartney
June 29 ~ Wednesday

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. In the first lesson of the Science of Supply we are told to fill all the vacant places around us with the presence of God. This is done by the training I have mentioned. Thus life can be changed from a dreary routine of tasks to be done, to a game that calls for alertness, that we may not miss a trick. we find ... (the) charging (of) the I Am or the Indwelling Mind to bring forth or establish certain things. This method has many good points, but in the hands of a novice in Truth it arrives at a place of being nothing on earth but mental or auto-suggestion. This eventually brings on a state somewhat akin to self-mesmerism. One of the first things to be remembered by one taking up this study is: Of myself I can do nothing. The Father indwelling, He doeth the works! ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, Honolulu, HI 1936)

Let there be light, and there is Light
June 28 ~ Tuesday 2005

Doctors have discovered a food source that diminishes women's sex drive by 90%. Wedding Cake. That's so sad... but true.
Now I finally understand that weird ritual of the food fight with wedding cake at wedding receptions. I thought it was just stupid, but now I see the deeper more significant meaning. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Let them eat cake. ~ Marie Antoinette*

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

*Not really but no one seems to really know who said it.
June 27 ~ Monday

What makes Mondays so awful? Is it because they mean you have to go back to work? Does it mean that the weekend is over? Does it mean that you have to face a job you hate or co-workers who annoy you or facing the boss to explain why you were sick on Friday? Again... that tacky worn-out cliche: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. This is true for Monday as well. Monday is the first day of the rest of the week. How about "Hey! I still have a job!" or "Wow... I got in here first for a change." or "I really DO do a good job." Mondays aren't so bad. Besides, you'll be getting the next Monday off, eh? ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Monday, Monday... can't trust that day ~ Mamas & Papas
June 26 ~ Sunday

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along the way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't get on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. The past is history. The future, a mystery. The here and now is a gift. That is why it's called the present. ~ Unknown

Fortune Cookie say: Made In Taiwan
June 25 ~ Saturday

Life is large and overwhelming when our own world feels so small and yet as we expand our view of our Self and enlarge our own world Life is not overwhelming and always within our grasp. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

No one gets out of here alive ~ Jim Morrison
June 24 Friday 2005

Breathe in deep and know that the air you breathe is the spirit of the life which is all there is. You are inhaling yourself and exhaling yourself and in that process you can consciously interact with Reality and enjoy the Truth of the God that is you. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

I think I am... oh, yeah... I know I am
June 23 ~ Thursday

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. --Betty Smith

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. --Charles Dickens

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. --Stephen Levine

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. --Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The Light isn't heavy and it raises you above all matter
June 22 ~ Wednesday

The world swirls in our universe in order, balance and chaos. We ask ourselves what is real. We ponder the stars and we marvel at the beauty within our reach as well as that which is beyond. But how much time do we spend to know ourselves and to follow that path to the doorway of God.? ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

The light is the shadow's friend until the very end
June 21 Tuesday

I was born in a beauty salon, my father was a dresser of hair. My mother was a girl you could call on when you called, she was always there. But don't go home with your hard-on. It will only drive you insane. You can't shake it (or break it) with your Motown. You can't melt it down in the rain. ~ Leonard Cohen

Condoms should be marketed in 3 sizes, jumbo, colossal, and super colossal, so that men do not have to go in and ask for the small. ~ Barbara Seaman

It has been said that condoms are like listening to a symphony with cotton in your ears.

The condoments are just the appetizers... keep the lids screwed on tight
June 20 ~ Monday

If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. -- Edith Wharton

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. --Vera Peiffer

There are hazards in everything one does but there are greater hazards in doing nothing. --Shirley Williams

The simple is truth without ego
June 19 ~ Sunday

Father's Day is something to remember, For others it's something to forget. Some pray their cards "return to sender," Emotions: the worst kind of debt. How does one say "Hey Dad, I love you" when they don't even know your name? When you're little they all tower above you, The world is a big people's game. Ducks and fishing poles, dogs and rifles, The cards say it all with a stamp. The hugs and smiles are all so worthwhile, They never leave your eyes a bit damp. Just another holiday from greeting card companies, Slippers and sweaters and ties, You pray your day to suffer one of these, Will quietly just pass you by. ~ Derek Lamar

Ooh it's a holiday ~ Bee Gees
June 18 ~ Saturday

Despair is often the first step on the path of spiritual life and many people do not awaken to the reality of God and the experience of transformation in their lives until they go through the experience of emptiness, delusion and despair. --Father Bede Griffiths

Face the darkness first, then turn on the light
June 17 ~ Friday

Unfortunately, the term repentance has received a bad press. Generally, we have thought of it in terms of an ultraconservative preacher shouting at us from the radio or television; repentance has usually meant being sorry for something one has done, which has an essentially negative connotation. The Greek word that is translated as "repentance," however, is metanoia. What the word really means is a change of mind, or change of consciousness. It seems quite reasonable, then, to relate repentance to a change in belief structure. So, "Repent, brothers and sisters"; God is revealing something new. ~ L. Robert Keck (The Spirit of Synergy: God's Power and You)

You will change when staying the same is more painful than changing ~ D.L.
June 16 ~ Thursday

God Knows Not, To God Knows Self

As ordinary man, when God knows not He is God, for all time His imagination remains the universe and Self remains imaginary. As the Perfect One, when man becomes God and ceases to remain anything else, for all time and beyond time His imagination disappears and He remains Self-conscious. As a Perfect Master, when man becomes God and knows He has been man, for all time His creation remains imagination and He remains Self-conscious. As God-Man, when God becomes man and knows He is God, for the time being His imagination becomes everything and for all time and beyond time He remains Self-conscious. ~ Meher Baba (Life At Its Best, 1957)

When you become God-Man, your universe will be open.

June 15 ~ Wednesday

Realize that there is something "out there" working its way to get to you, actually it has already made it to you and it is inside of you. It is called "INTENTION." This is MIND attempting to have its way with you. That part of you which is always trying to get you to turn off your busy busy life, sidestep your unfulfilling hobbies, by-pass your obligations to people who probably couldn't care less. You find yourself, more and more, having ideas about your self in ways which are not the ego narcissistic manner you have thought about yourself in the past. This has to do with knowing yourself in a Higher Sense. A part of you is getting messages from you know-not-where which implies that something "bigger" is going on out there and somehow it involves you. It is what brought you to read this quote today. It is calling out for a commitment to continue your searching for Truth and then act upon it. Welcome home. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Knock and the door shall be opened.

June 14 ~ Tuesday

Mystics, as they enter the innermost recesses of their spirit, have a common experience. They sense the existence of another universe, the ideal one where everything is in a state of perfection and peace; they feel the presence of an all-powerful but loving being; and they experience an alternate reality in which death does not exist, where one is immortal in spirit. They perceive that the body and its life here on earth are an illusion, a tragic-comic act on an intricately contrived stage. Shakespeare, a most inspired individual, said it well. "All the world is a stage and the men and women on it, merely actors. They have their entrances and their exits." It has also been said: "There is no death!" I am reminded of the words of Walt Whitman, mystical poet of America, in "Song of Myself." The smallest sprout shows there is really no death, and if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it, and ceas'd the moment life appeard'd. All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, and to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. ~ Basil Gala, Ph. D. (The God Connection: Reflections On Religion And Its Aberrations)

Ah Nirvana... no more wire hangers... everyone has a dream.
June 13 ~ Monday

The day will come when an ontological quantum metaphysical philosophy/science will be taught to humanity because a collective consensus will understand the importance of such a venture. At some point in humankind's history there must be a coming together which will allow a rational spiritual thinking to reach out to new ideas which give answers to ageless questions without crushing the past beliefs which have brought us to this point. People must come to recognize that there are an enormous number of religions, sects, philosophies, cults, creeds, practices, disciplines, studies, which continue to evolve over time thus changing what was the "truth" for some to be another "truth" for others even amongst the same groups of followers. And many of the members of these groups have come to believe that "their way" is the only one true way. How can this be? How can the entire fate of humanity rest on a small group of followers, only one of which can actually believe in the one true religion, and yet, maybe out of all of these beliefs not one is the truth. Maybe they are all flawed. Perhaps, as Jesus said: "I have not come to destroy the Law but to fulfill it," all of these evolving ideas are what are bringing us to a place in time, in consciousness, in our hearts, in our spirits, which can open up to new ideas which bring us all together. Not some sort of political banner to gain followers that will use this to stop war and end famine, but a true study which can bring about rational thinking which does address the true spiritual SELF. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Yes... and I also believe in my way... but I know there are others
June 12 ~ Sunday

So you enter into the Space Between. You are now at the place where the invisible becomes visible. No one believes this. That is why you are told to place the coal of fire on your lips, and to go within and shut the door. This law is much disobeyed by earnest seekers of the Light who cannot understand why there are no results, and why the oil does not pour. Yes, you are to borrow vessels not a few. And it means just that. You have been living in a world of limitation. When you enter or become the "Space between" the flow fills everything around you, --- and neutralizes the belief so completely that the problem of lack and limitation does not exist in your universe. Enter into the Place between and let the flow of light come through you and fill all measures not for the sake of self aggrandizement, but for the free oneness of you and God. Yes, you are the space between . . . Enter in and let the flow of LIFE begin to take place. You, yourself, are the answer to prayer. ~ Walter C. Lanyon (A Quintology Book #1 ASK, 1970)

Between the lines of here and there I find myself... do I dare?
June 11 ~ Saturday

When you find a spiritual voice in your "wilderness" you must do what you can to follow that teaching which is speaking to your soul. You must understand it as coming from God. It is your own Higher Mind, your Spiritual nature which is speaking directly to you through your external manifestations which also have been produced by your own consciousness. For all is Mind and you must see and know that it is all mind and it is all your mind for you are Mind and Mind is all there is. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

For I Am has spoken and it has reached my ear

June 10 ~ Friday

"Awake thou that sleepeth;" get some of the now-ness into your thinking. Don't wait to die to get into heaven; "Behold the kingdom of Heaven is at hand;" it is within you. What is heaven? It is happiness and joy; it is right thinking and right acting. It is making obstacles stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks. It is getting plenty of blue sky and sunshine into your mind. All about you lie infinite possibilities. Opportunity and fortune literally plead with you to take them in. Fate is the blind belief of the fearful; it is the great excuse for failure and stagnation. Failure is the letting go of your grip. There is no such a word as failure to the right thinking man. True, material conditions may change, but with the destruction of the shell of an egg we have an advanced state of progress, that will eventually fly off into the great free sky, thrilling with joy. ~ Walter C. Lanyon (And It Was Told To A Certain Potter, 1917)

God is now, Truth is now, heaven is now

June 9 ~ Thursday
In light of Quantum Metaphysics and Quantum Theory, read what Walter C. Lanyon wrote back in 1917:

"As it should be" said Abd Allah, not looking up from his work. "When you have a perfect concept of anything you can easily reproduce it." (Abd Allah, Teacher, Healer)
I wonder what David Bohm would have thought of that in light of his ideas about the implicate and the explicate realities. Lanyon makes this even more clear as he says: "All Cause is mental. Make note of this and take a check on yourself during the day and see how many times you have slipped over into a wrong mental ALL CAUSE IS MENTAL, the effect will take care of itself. I want to impress upon you the importance of this. Do you sow the cause of something today and then fuss about the effect tomorrow. Look to the CAUSE. A muddy stream, when cleared at the source will usually clear as it empties into the ocean, the effect will follow the cause. Everything starts in mind." ~ Walter C. Lanyon (Abd Allah, Teacher, Healer) We have entered into an era where everyone is encouraged to disregard their responsibility for the things in their life. But if you accept that you can change your life and you desire to do so, you must realize this emphatically. You are responsible for your world. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
As a person thinks, so is their world ~ D. L.
June 8 ~ Wednesday
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.~ David Bohm
Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness. ~ David Bohm
In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe. ~ David Bohm
Change is the unfoldment of that which already is ~ D.L.
June 7 ~ Tuesday
As you work in Truth you will realize that the Spiritual man is so much greater than the poor material concept which you have had with you for so long that you could not recognize any likeness whatsoever. It is like an artist who conceives a beautiful picture in his mind and tries to reproduce it on canvas, but the best of them admit the complete failure, and know that the real picture which rests in mind is infinitely more beautiful than their best efforts. So is it with the spiritual man. The material man which is seen is a poor counterfeit of the picture or concept held in mind. ~ Walter C. Lanyon (Abd Allah, Teacher, Healer, 1921)
Look into the mirror and see beyond the glass
June 6 ~ Monday
In my integrity, beloved, wherein I see as God I see you on life's shining path, your feet with glory shod. I see you free and unafraid above the clouds of doubt. I want to believe in you... It makes no difference what you say or do for in your soul I see a plan --- The pattern of the Heaven-man. I'm the Saviour when I see perfection only in thee. While others knock or pull you down I upon you never frown. But behold to that above your par, the Heaven-man you really are. For when I see you truly great I wipe illusion from your slat and help you see with me the vision clear that sets you free. For you are That, the Perfect One, God's beloved only Son. So, stand erect and believe in YOU for you really are the Saviour, too. ~ Eloi-Sun
I am lonely for you myself, so I step outside and meet you again here
June 5 ~ Sunday
A lot has been made of the story about Jesus running the money changers out of the temple. But let's look at this story on a Higher level. Forget the religious teaching on this. Understand that the temple is symbolic of the "House of God" therefore it represents Consciousness on a level dealing with spiritual things. Jesus sees the money changers who represent thoughts which are "missing the mark" or contrary to "straight thinking" thus they symbolize man-state thinking which is not "at one" with God, Truth, Higher Mind, etc. What is taking place here in the story is Jesus is taking control of his spiritual consciousness by getting rid of the thoughts which distract from the Higher Thinking one must attain to be at one with God. This is the ongoing process we all desire to pursue and be successful at. One must recognize that the only thing which stands between us and our own Spiritual Enlightenment are those thoughts which distract us and displace those connections within our consciousness thus causing duality and confusion in our mind. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
I will raise my consciousness in three steps...

1. Focus on the Truth, 2. Let go of erroneous thoughts, 3. Realize the whole Truth as all there is.

June 4 ~ Saturday
The Buddha said that only the pure in soul could ascend to Nirvana. Pure or good are, I believe, equivalent notions. Jesus was called good by followers and he said, "Why do you call me good? Only God is good." In much religious thought purity and goodness are associated with unselfishness and love for all living things. That is certainly the case with Hindu and Buddhist thought. So, purity has to do with our social relationships and freedom from selfishness, envy, jealousy and hatred towards others. Jesus said that we are not to be admitted in Heaven, unless we approach as children, free of guile and evil intent, pure and naked like newborn babies. ~ Basil Gala, Ph. D. (The God Connection: Reflections On Religion And Its Aberrations)

The Purity of Soul is the fast track to Nirvana

June 3 ~ Friday
Discovering your identity of who you really are... your SELF... is the demarcation point of traveling from the without to the within. Realizing who you are does not change you, because that is who you always have been. Becoming aware of the Consciousness which is you does not totally change your perspective of your world because it is still your world from your point of view but now with a slight variation on what you have yet to unfold to yourself. But you will never be the same. You can never go home again. From this vantage point you will begin to interpret the misunderstandings you have had throughout your life in juxtaposition and begin to see how you saw things differently and how much more sense this new knowing is to your "then" state of awareness. "I was looking back to see if you were looking back to see if I was looking back to see if you were looking back at me." And like the shampoo commercial of "And so on... and so on... and so on." Mirrors... reflections... echoes... Doppleganger... copies... clones... DNA... speculation... integration... instrumentation... welcome home. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

I'll be your mirror ~ Lou Reed

June 2 ~ Thursday
After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for paths. After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure... That you really are strong, And you really do have worth. --Veronica A. Shoffstall

It's okay not to feel great today... but you do have a choice
June 1 ~ Wednesday
"Mind is the Master Power that moulds and makes, and Man is Mind, and evermore he takes the Tool of thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills; he thinks in secret and it comes to pass; environment is but his looking glass. ~ James Allen (As A Man Thinketh)
It is the way that you think which gets you into the messes you discover in your life. And if it is your thinking which creates your problems then it must be acknowledged that your thinking will set you free from the patterns, plights and persecution that you engage throughout your lifetime. The mind is a wonderful thing... think about it. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

As a man thinks in his subconscious mind, so is he
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