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September 30 Friday 2005
           One night, following a Wednesday evening meeting, a friend of mine made a statement to a friend of hers. She said with great positiveness and conviction in her voice, "Don't be concerned about anything - wonderful things are happening!" She was so emphatic in making her statement that another lady over heard it. On the way home, she started to think about this positive, joyous approach. She realized that this positive, joyous attitude had certainly not been the attitude that she had been entertaining. She had been very much concerned for many reasons - an incurable disease which had been growing steadily worse, a business which had failed, and her son who was in a danger zone in a war torn country. She asked herself, "How can I say I am unconcerned?" The answer came just as if it were God speaking to her. "Because God is all there is, there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about." Then she asked herself, "How can I rejoice and say that wonderful things are happening?" The answer came, "Because God is all there is, and He is expressing Himself. The results have to be wonderful." ~ Dorothy Rieke
Truth is all there is and I exist therefore I AM ALL there is
September 29 Thursday 2005
Do not be confused about the concept of "Intelligent Design". It is true that the religious community is attempting to make inroads through this concept and that is a shame. However, the idea that the opposite of religion is evolution is equally ridiculous. There is no reason that evolution and spirituality cannot go hand in hand. What reveals order, balance, harmony more than an unfoldment of life called evolution. If life is evolving then it is changing and the concept of that change is one of improvement. If survival of the fittest reveals that there is an order based on levels and it is consistent just like the concept of the path of least resistance than clearly we live in a universe which is not based on random accidents but rather a reality which is unified and connected and One which has as its attributes all of those things which used to explain the Higher Nature of a Spiritual Existence. Forget what other people say, you need to understand for yourself that everything you perceive has within its reality "intelligent design" just as the stamp of the creator of the universe reads: "I AM". ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
To unfold is to open, to open is to no longer be closed, welcome to my world
September 28 ~ Wednesday 2005
Despite the teachings of psychoanalytical literature, which have given us an intellectual understanding of the importance of recognizing our negative feelings if they are not to control us, most of the people I meet in small groups do not seem to feel that this is their need. They are tired of the Christian Church's emphasis on darkness and denial and hold it in part responsible for their own feelings of low self-esteem. The cry today is for the attention to be on creativity and gifts and self-worth and play. There is strong resistance to anything that would go back to the old. The glimmer we have from time to time of the meaning and significance of confession is in danger of flickering out, if we do not get hold of a deeper understanding of how intricately our darkness is bound up with our light. No one is going to have a dancing life or a soul that walks in anything but worn-out shoes unless we make some fateful connection with our own evil. ~ Elizabeth O'Connor (Our Many Selves)
We can discover where the light is by following the shadow ~ D.L.
September 27 ~ Tuesday 2005

The Truth is often so unbelievable that what it is people need is to understand the relationship between the Truth and the appearances and how they operate together or against each other. Otherwise without this it is hard for people to change. This is because, for the most part, people need to see what it is that they believe in and hold it up to the Truth. Then they can let go of the illusion and allow the Truth to remain in its fixed position to operate within their lives. But until you grasp the illusion, until you get a hold of it, you cannot let it go. When you are holding it and realize that there is no reality to it you can watch it fade into the nothingness from whence it came. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

We fear the past, we fear the future, let go of the fear and be here now
September 26 ~ Monday 2005

What you perceive externally as space and time are ultimately illusory, but they contain a core of truth. They are the two essential attributes of God, infinity and eternity, perceived as if they had an external existence outside you. Within you, both space and time have an inner equivalent that reveals their true nature, as well as your own. Whereas space is the still, infinitely deep realm of no-mind, the inner equivalent of time is presence, awareness of the eternal Now. Remember that there is no distinction between them. When space and time are realized within as the Unmanifested --- no-mind and presence --- external space and time continue to exist for you, but they become much less important. The world, too, continues to exist for you, but it will not bind you anymore. ~ Eckhart Tolle (The Power of NOW, 1999)

September 25 ~ Sunday 2005

You can and should shape your own future. Because, if you don't, someone else surely will. ~ Joel Arthur Barker (coined the phrase "Paradigm Shifter")

Futurist Joel Arthur Barker goes on to say: "Concentrate on problem avoidance and anticipation and less on problem solving and Reaction. Theory is if you anticipate the problem before it happens you won't have to react. This is seen in insurance policies, pension funds. Good anticipation is the product of good exploration. Know the landscape what is possible. Five (5) components to strategic exploration:
Influence understanding
: to understand what influences your perceptions
Divergent thinking: thinking skills to discover more than one answer.
Convergent thinking: thinking skills to focus integrated data and prioritized choices.
Mapping: draw pathways to get from present to future.
Imaging: to picture words or drawings or models of the future as found in exploration.

The most important element of anticipation is artistic."

Learn what Universal Intention is and how it is drawing you to your Destiny ~ D.L.
September 24 ~ Saturday 2005

Friendship is something hard to find. Real friendship that is. Only when love is alive do you really know what it feels like. To know someone who makes you smile, gets you to laugh, makes you wish you were there, gets under your skin and stays there for years. That's friendship. That's love. That's reality. That's God. That's Truth. That is what we seek in all of the things we hope will make our lives better and yet all we really need to do is open up to that love and fall into it. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

With a friend at hand you will see the light
If your friends are there then everything's all right ~ Elton John & Bernie Taupin
September 23 ~ Friday 2005

Communication and honesty is so important. And honesty gives birth to communication, just as the refusal to communicate has at it roots some deception lurking within the subconscious which believes that through the practice of denial things can be accomplished which otherwise would be thwarted. This just isn't so. At the root of Reality is the Beingness of Eternity which we sometimes call God. Whatever our term for this Divine Quotient, the ongoingness of its expression is Infinite Communication. Absolute and Total Expression. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Say the Word and you'll be free ~ Lennon / McCartney
September 22 ~ Thursday 2005

Hurt, pain, anger, mad, rebellion, fighting... it doesn't sound like the path of "waking up" but it can be. It just isn't where it should stay. But sometimes it is required that we fight back in order that we establish our own boundaries and identity and space and dignity and freedom. Ultimately we must recognize that we are all One and that the Truth is nothing can harm us, it is all mind unfolding and we must recognize the Truth as it is and not form conclusions based on a state of duality. When you know that you are MIND and that MIND is all there is, nothing can hurt you and there is no one to fight. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

You know it can't harm you to feel your own pain. ~ John Lennon
September 21 ~ Wednesday 2005

Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
~ Mohammed Naguib (b. 1901) Egyptian soldier and politician

The day will come when the light comes, not from a candle, but from within. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Let there be Light, and there is
September 20 ~ Tuesday 2005

There are lots of nazis in the world
some of them are left wing, some of them are right wing
some of them wear an arm band and some of them wear a smile
some of them kill you quickly and others will take awhile
but they all have one thing in common
so always keep this in mind
they got too much time to be evil
and never enough time to be kind ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

LOS ANGELES -- Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down numerous Nazi war criminals following World War II then spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people, died Tuesday. He was 96. Wiesenthal died in his sleep at his home in Vienna, Austria, according to Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "I think he'll be remembered as the conscience of the Holocaust. In a way he became the permanent representative of the victims of the Holocaust, determined to bring the perpetrators of the greatest crime to justice," Hier told The Associated Press. - Ian Gregor, Associated Press Writer

Simon Wiesenthal lost 89 relatives in the Holocaust.

Now is the celebration of a freedom king
September 19 ~ Monday 2005

One does not know when and where they will receive critical information as to their journey, their path, their destiny. We are all on a trip which is unfolding information to us that will help us to better know ourselves. This process is one which will set us free from the bondage of duality. Duality is what divides us from the answers and solutions we need to experience harmony in our lives. The more time and work you devote to this the better able you will be to interpret and understand "messages" which are actually telling you something critical. A friend of mine is not getting good communication to him where he has worked for the last six years. His lease is soon up on his apartment. His reason for living where he does is only because of his job. Everything is telling him it might be time for him to move on. But he must do his work to know where that is. If one moves just where they want to it might not work out for them. But if one moves where they are being led it will always work out for them. Be awake. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Know that all the world is your mind talking to you
September 18 ~ Sunday 2005

Meditation is one of the best ways to learn about the moments of stillness, to recognize that we can achieve them and to consciously choose to avail ourselves of that stillness. Stillness always brings the "pause we need, the pause in the day's occupation", which Longfellow called "The Children's Hour." This is the period of the day when work, routine, cares and sorrows are put aside and the joys, fantasies and wonders of the childlike awareness are experienced. ~ Betty Cuff Parker, H.W., M. (Practical Meditation, 1977)

I can be still and miss Betty tremendously. She was my Mentor and Counselor. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Be Still and know that you are God
September 17 ~ Saturday 2005

"As (Edward) Kimball put it, when confronted with sickness, do you have to heal a body? Certainly not, since the whole thing is mental, having nothing to do with matter as such. After all, what you are confronted with is a picture in mind. And whose mind? he asks. 'In the mind, so called, of the practitioner,' he answers. The very first step is for the practitioner to recognize that what he calls a patient is a mental picture, disease and all, which can only be met mentally. His work really has nothing to do with matter -- or with his patient, as far as that is concerned. He must first of all clear his own mentality. This is not only the first thing, but the last thing, for when he has done this he will find that this is all he has to do, all that he ever can do. Following this line of thought, in 1936 Bicknell Young said: 'Treat yourself; always start with yourself, and your patient is healed.' ~ Richard Booker (The Magic of Knowing, 1955)

Remove the plank from your own eye, and you will be able to remove the splinter from your brother's eye

September 16 ~ Friday 2005

Divine Spirit is light, just as light is in the flame. My spirit is full of God's light which is my sight. Vital, active sight is a function of my soul and is pouring forth into manifestation. "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." ~ Bessie Beihl (Blessed Are Your Eyes, 1941)

Consciousness is knowing, just as the being known is within Mind. My Being is full of the Knowing of Consciousness which is the vision of seeing my Self. Infinite Life, ongoing Perception is my own Self expressing itself out and back infinitely as the unfoldment of the Self I AM. Truth is knowing and in this Truth there are no lies at all for Truth is all there is. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

I look and I see who I AM for I AM all there is
September 15 ~ Thursday 2005

Trust wholeheartedly in Yahweh, put no faith in your own perception; in every course you take, have him in mind: he will see that your paths are smooth. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Put your knowingness in "I AM THAT I AM, and do not accept what your senses tell you, despite the appearances you must maintain your sense of "I AM" and know that you are all there is and in doing so you will unfold that which is the moves you must make, the paths you must take. Being in the right place at the right time is also "being in the world but not of it." This means that you recognize that all that you perceive is consciousness and it is based on the appearances which construct it out of human thinking which is based on a state of duality. You must focus on the axioms of knowing that Truth is ALLNESS and that in Reality all is whole, complete and perfect despite the appearances which might dictate otherwise. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

In back of time, space and change there is a fundamental reality and this reality is Truth
September 14 ~ Wednesday 2005

This power of God operates you instead of you operating it. This does not make you an automaton (robot). It makes you a point of expression ... so wonderful ... of a power that nothing is impossible to it. This is not something secret you learned in a church. This is not some silly stuff that has come down to us from a crowd of people who have gotten together with the idea of making this a personal thing and stamping it with a man's name. This is revelation. ~ Walter Lanyon

I AM and ALL that IS, is...
September 13 ~ Tuesday 2005

War is opposing forces each attempting to gain control over the other by any means possible. War is the outward manifestation of all of the inner battles we do not resolve within our consciousness. For all of those people "out there" who seek to blame others for war, who seek to encourage continual disharmony and chaos in a political or sociological sense, they are also feeding the energy which is awry within consciousness and its outpicturing in the world. For all of those inner issues which are not being dealt with but rather outsiders are accused of things which irritate us or make us angry or make us feel helpless or that which hurts our egos, whatever the reasons, if we do not look at that as our mirror and instead lash out in an external fashion, this adds fuel to the fire of war. Pray for your enemies and pray for yourself. Find out why others "MAKE" you angry and resolve that within you. You are probably angry about something which happened a long, long, time ago. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

And the war drags on - Donovan Leitch
September 12 ~ Monday 2005

"I started to look about the room and could see through an open doorway to my left. There were beings walking back and forth. Only once in awhile would they glance in my direction. The being of humanoid appearance who was with me said his name was Dre-zan. I asked what his last name was and he chuckled and said it would probably be Carpolis because that was the city he was from on his home planet. I then realized that I wasn't speaking out loud but rather we were carrying on this conversation on a telepathic level. Then I began to think that I was hallucinating. How would I ever know when it was real and when it was my imagination. Suddenly he spoke out loud and said: "We were talking. You are not hallucinating." He continued and said: "Essentially one must realize that in Ultimate Reality there is only ONE MIND anyway and despite the fact that we believe in duality and think we are separate from each other, the truth is, we are all of the same Consciousness." I had heard of this theory before but it never occurred to me that it might actually be true. Now my whole world was turned upside down and I had to recollect my thoughts and begin to take account of what was of value to me in what I still believed. I felt that my world was collapsing and my identity would begin to change as well. ~ James Atherton (Among Us, 1950)

It's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard meteor storm that's gonna fall ~ Bob Lamar

September 11 ~ Sunday 2005

"When the shadowy figure approached me my impulse was to run. I turned to move and steadied myself for the kick-off grip of my boots to get the traction that I would need. But all of this was happening in my mind. My body wasn't complying with the commands my brain was sending to it. I was frozen in place and the only thing moving was a stream of paranoid thoughts busy connecting the dots of a worse case scenario. As the figure continued to move closer to me I began to make out humanoid features. I had images in my mind of one of those Close Encounter creatures, or "Grays" as they call them, but other than his clothing, he looked like anyone you would run into at a Downtown restaurant on a weekday. The main difference was rather than looking away he continued to focus on me. He put his hand on my arm as if to guide me and asked: "Would you like to sit down?" It was then I realized I was no longer outside along the wet highway but somewhere inside a room with a chair, a table, what looked like a computer of sorts and some cabinets and other utilitarian items. I stammered and replied: "Yes... yes... I'll sit here... thank you." A calm had started to settle in. In fact as soon as his hand touched my body it was almost a mental healing which took place and all of my anxiety dissipated. I began to realize that maybe there was more going on here than little green men from Mars attacking Earth with weapons of an advanced nature. ~ James Atherton (Among Us, 1950)

The future is always here waiting to be revealed within our minds

September 10 ~ Saturday 2005

"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is."
 -- Alan Watts  

Reality is whole and complete therefore it cannot be incomplete and as yet unfulfilled. Therefore it is fulfilled NOW. Truth is infinite because Truth is all there is therefore Reality is infinite. If Reality is infinite then it is all one and the future must be now just as the past is now... the same yesterday, today and forever. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Think about the now, now and you will never have to deal with yesterday
September 9 ~ Friday 2005

"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
-- Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, scientist

"As long as we separate this 'oneness' into two, we won't achieve realization."
 -- Bruce Lee (1940-73), Martial arts actor

"Separation is deception, individuality is deception, ego is deception, desire is deception, unity is real. All that ever was or is or will be is inside you and me right now."
 -- Albert Emerson Unaterra (1952-2002), American writer

Everything is working to become One... the temperatures, the land levels, the water, our thoughts ~ D.L.
September 8 ~ Thursday 2005

" 'I've stopped thinking all of the time of what happened yesterday. And stopped asking myself what's going to happen tomorrow. What's happening today, this minute, that's what I care about. I say: 'What are you doing at this moment, Zorba?'  ' I'm sleeping.' 'Well, sleep well.'  'What are you doing at this moment, Zorba?'  ' I'm working.'  'Well, work well.'  'What are you doing at this moment, Zorba?'  ' I'm kissing a woman.'  'Well, kiss her well, Zorba! And forget all the rest while you're doing it; there's nothing else on earth, only you and her!' "
 -- Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957),  Greek novelist 

I've known people like that. Generally, they give little thought to anything. But I don't think they are enlightened. That is not what thinking in the "NOW" actually means. Don't be deceived by such nonsense. The Spiritual Now is a realm of Reality in the abstract where there is no space or time but also it is all space and time. In this realm the past, the present and the future are all one. And in the human realm of time, space and change, usually a path of self-discovery requires looking at one's past and making changes in their consciousness thus altering the future. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar

Time has come to today ~ The Chambers Brothers
September 7 ~ Wednesday 2005

"It is a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away.  Puzzling."~ Robert M. Pirsig

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." ~ Rene Descartes

"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." ~ Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian writer, philosopher

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always." ~ Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) "Peace if possible, truth at all costs." ~ Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian, reformation leader

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." ~- Winston Churchill

Truth exists, only falsehoood has to be invented ~ George Braque
September 6 ~ Tuesday 2005
The path of a spiritual teacher is not simply one which is facing miracles and overcoming one's own demons, but oftentimes it is merely the realization that in knowing what you know, in changing one's consciousness, a pattern can be broken which would set others free who suffer greatly under delusions that are painful and self-destructive. In this is great satisfaction and enormous joy. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make ~ Lennon/McCartney
September 5 ~ Monday 2005
"I then arranged with Mrs. D. to go together to Long Beach, where we attended a lecture by W. W. (meaning Wayne Walker, aka Kenneth Walker, aka Thane Walker during his Eloi-Sun period in 1936) Friday p.m. at the Masonic Temple. Mrs. D. immediately introduced me to Irene Love and I promptly delivered your greetings, evoking pleasurable surprise. W.W. (Thane) wears a golden robe with a St. Andrews cross suspended from a chain about his neck. There are three women, robed in yellow & white and blue & white respectively, with capes: Ada Page, who introduced the priest and makes other announcements with dignity, Irene Love who meets people at the door and late takes up a free will offering (which is then blessed by Ada Page that the money may carry the influence of the spirit wherever it may go), and a coloured woman who intones AUM 3 times during meditation and who attends to the striking of a small bell. The atmosphere is one of sincere devotion, love and holiness. ~ a secret letter from Max Schneider to Aleister Crowley, January 6, 1936
This means little but to a few people... but it wrekes of fascinating imagery
September 4 ~ Sunday 2005
The Prince Is Receiving A New Anointing: Great balls of deep blue light surrounded His body and threw off shafts of white light. A curved banner of luminous white material appeared over His head with the word, "MELCHIZEDEK", in large letters of blue light, like a neon sign. Under this word were characters in an ancient language only understood as it was interpreted. A voice said, "BEHOLD YOUR KING OF PEACE AND POWER". ~ Omar dictated to Ada Page (Secret Manuscript concerning Eloi-Sun October 29, 1935 as Prince Iole Eloi Sun, Kulkuthma Ray.)
Never a dull moment... a dull moment is as a thousand years
September 3 ~ Saturday 2005
Atheism at bottom means the inability of a man to utter an all-embracing "yea" to existence. It is the denial of meaning in life. It is the distrust of the universe. The atheist's real creed might be reduced to these sentences: "I honestly believe that this world is an accidental creation of exploding suns, a place of terror and of death. I honestly believe that man is an animal who happens to be endowed with more cunning than the rest of the animal kingdom -- so don't try to convince me that there is a superintending Deity who watches over me with love!" ~ Joshua Loth Liebman (Peace of Mind, 1946)
Never is an Absolute... huh? What?
September 2 ~ Friday 2005
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break. If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break. When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay. Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan. Lord, mean old levee taught me to weep and moan. Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home. Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well. Don't it make you feel bad. When you're tryin' to find your way home. You don't know which way to go? If you're goin' down south they go no work to do. If you don't know about Chicago, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good. Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good. When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move. All last night sat on the levee and moaned. All last night sat on the levee and moaned. Thinkin' 'bout me baby and my happy home. Going, goin' to Chicago. Going, goin' to Chicago. Sorry but I can't take you.
Going down, going down now, going down. ~ Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Memphis Minnie)... originally written in 1927 by Memphis Minnie and recorded in 1929 by Kansas Joe, later to be reworked and arranged and recorded by Led Zeppelin.
No matter how dark the clouds, behind them is always the sun
September 1 ~ Thursday 2005
Hurricanes symbolize extreme volatile weather and weather represents a state of consciousness which outpictures emotional states. A hurricane is very war-like. Hurricanes rise up out of the ocean and the ocean symbolizes the collective unconscious. It also represents Consciousness and the creative forces of Mind. Power can either be creative or destructive. Often a vacuum is created and out of destruction comes new things. This is no consolation for all of those who are suffering but it gives one a wider scope of understanding the unfoldment which is taking place. Often changes in life, in the world, when resisted, can have negative affects on one which is why it is wise to get out of the way. Those who are not able to get out of the way or resist find that the power of change runs over them. This also symbolizes the current conflicts over energy and oil and how changes in consciousness are bringing a new focus on the need for new sources of energy. Energy is the creative power of Mind and as humankind raises their consciousness their understanding of Mind, Truth, Spirit or anything of a divine nature, will apply itself in new ways. We are on the threshold between two ages and it is time to move on and yet humankind is resisting. This is why we find ourselves in conflict which is manifested in war, earth changes, extreme weather patterns. The only abstract answer is to continue to let go of the old and accept the new. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
To everything there is a season... turn, turn, turn... the times they are a changin'

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