- Q.M.I. Presents Derek Lamar's
- Quote of the Day for November 2006
November 30 ~ Thursday 2006
Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom ~ T. S. Elliot (The Hollow Men)
Being Aware of Infinity's gaze as it perceives all that is
November 29 ~ Wednesday 2006
Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make it absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favourable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate....
It is therefore almost inevitable that our own measure of intelligence must reflect ...higher intelligences...even to the limit of God...such a theory is so obvious that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident.
The reasons are psychological rather than scientific. ~ Sir Fredrick Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe (Evolution from Space)
Being Aware of the Self is to discover the unfoldment of reality
November 28 ~ Tuesday 2006
The important thing for us to understand is that we are couriers of very important information. Extremely valuable teachings which cause our lives to become destinies unfolding a history which we do not yet know and yet it has been foretold since the beginning of time. The time of the end is the time of the end of ignorance and the vanishing of duality. But the valuable information that each of us carries with us is not what we have been taught. And that might shock many. But the infinitely valuable information that we carry within us is that information which we understand. What we know and understand is the commodity which is the golden thread of the Priesthood of Melchizedek and however we choose to distribute that understanding will ultimately take on the miracle of proportions within the unfoldment of a timeless teaching that knows within itself to be securely packaged within the collective unconsciousness for the right place and the right time. This isn't about making society a better place to live. This is not about curing a friend or a loved one of some disease. This isn't about answering the life long questions of a fellow student whose curiosity is about to burst. It is about the removal of the veil from one's eyes which look upon life through a dualistic vision which turns reality into limits and chaos and disease and pain and loneliness and hatred and which allows all Light to reveal the Total Vision of Wholeness, Harmony, Perfection, Order, Balance, Oneness, and Love. We must all understand that the script of this Infinity Play is written by the MIND which is our own True Identity. This is the Who of whom we are, this is the I AM of the BEING which is all there is, this is the bond which keeps us loving each other not just as friends from the past but as reminders of the ONE MIND which in Truth is never separated or in parts but which is always whole and knowing it SELF. I AM that SELF. You ARE that SELF. WE ARE that SELF. That SELF is ONE. Let it be and it is. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Being Consciousness Conscious of Consciousness
November 27 ~ Monday 2006
There is "One Planet Under God" meaning that its existence is the result of that which is divine and without end, but rather with the properties of perfection, wholeness and harmony. If we could only come to realize this Truth and rejoice in it. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Be the voice of your inner soul and speak the word
November 26 ~ Sunday 2006
Sometimes we must force ourselves into the darkness so that we can more easily see where the light is coming from. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Be the light which guides you to your self
November 25 ~ Saturday 2006
You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold
to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean. Everything I came
up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good
giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
So- I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.
~ Jalaluddin Rumi
Be the projection and the reflection for they are one
- November 24 ~ Friday 2006
The biggest shopping day of the year? I think not. It is a day of reflection after Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful for the Teacher I was drawn to to learn many things and enter a path which would unfold even more. I am thankful for the many friends I have made along the journey which brought me to this understanding. I am thankful for my dog and cat and all of the others over the years who taught me about myself and about them. I am thankful for my wife from whom I have also learned many things and have had company to share this quest in Truth and Love. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Be ever aware of the love right within your grasp every moment of every day. ~ D.L.
November 23 ~ Thursday 2006
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson)
It is like those other stories which fly through the air like rubbish in the wind and the pages whirl about like ideas whose connections are long lost. Like the Imams and the civil rights being violated and the stories, if you follow them, begin dark and worrisome, but by the time they get on the news they have all been cleaned up and take the tone of that sacred philosopher, Rodney King, with "Why can't we just get along".... when actually there are forces afoot which are dark and dangerous and being unleashed upon the world... granted it is all sense testimony but that doesn't make it less real to deal with. Katrina and its after affects were and are sense testimony but this does not mean that we must not pay attention to the "actual facts" in order to understand the fullness of the Truth. One thing that many metaphysicians do not understand and would argue against is that to perceive the Truth one must work toward actual correct facts... at least there is the semblance of truth within actual facts that are true amidst the erroneous facts which are bandied about as if the correctness of sense testimony has no value. We must treat our world like a counseling session and go beyond the political correctness of the times or in all of our "do goodedness" we might fall prey to the fear which will destroy us as it steals our willingness to know the truth on any level. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Be ever vigilant of the darkness you see, you must see through it
November 22 ~ Wednesday 2006
If a man could kill all his illusions, he'd become a god. ~ Colin Wilson
Even without going out of the door, one can know the whole world. ~ Lao-tzu
Attention leads to immortality. Carelessness leads to death. Those who pay attention will not die, while the careless are as good as dead already. - Gautama Buddha
To be in good company, one must speak to himself as God
November 21 ~ Tuesday 2006
If you are prepared to deal with your self and your life now, you will be ready for the future. Knowing what the future will be will not prepare you for it. There are always so many other factors and they change constantly. Sometimes it is easier to deal with something which hits you by surprise than something which you think you will know how to deal with. Life is like a surprise party. Remember how someone acts when they are told about a surprise party in advance and suddenly they are pretending to be surprised and just look stupid and unfeeling as a result of it. Often the awkwardness of not being prepared brings out the best in us. But it helps to be prepared for the now in advance of the someday place. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Discover the journey which takes you to the eternity within ~ D.L.
November 20 ~ Monday 2006
The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.' ~ Grace Murray Hopper
You can never step into the river in the same place again
November 19 ~ Sunday 2006
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a word is worth a thousand pictures. Each word we use contains within it as our consciousness a "thousand pictures" because of the meanings, beliefs, memories and symbology which is held in check within the "word DNA" which means so much more than we realize upon first glance. And also the domino effect of a holographic consciousness which leaps from one connection to another unfolds a plethora of ideas and expressions in each word echoing the "logos" of Absolute Consciousness which is our heritage and our destiny. As we discover this we reveal the sacred capstone which eminates from the knowing of truth itself. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Discover the journey which takes one from here to there without going anywhere ~ D.L.
November 18 ~ Saturday 2006
If a truth student really wants to learn, they need to dedicate themselves to learning by making it their priority. The learning process of spiritual change is one where the focus is on the self and on the truth and in the development there is the necessary aspect of looking at one's self. This is what scares people off. But don't let that cause you to drop your quest. The self you feel disgusted with is not who you really are anyway. Push onward and discover the divinity which is the you in back of the illusion. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Follow life's journey and discard the baggage which slows you down ~ D.L.
November 17 ~ Friday 2006
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. ~ Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. ~ Art Linkletter
The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what no body yet has thought about that which everyone sees. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
...But life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth. ~ A. S.
November 16 ~ Thursday 2006
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970)
Peace is knowing as One
- November 15 ~ Wednesday 2006
The power of words lies not in their surface meaning but in the qualities hidden from view. Every word, for example, enfolds both knowledge and intent. Both of these are magical qualities. The magic of knowledge is that many layers of experience --- in fact, an entire history --- can be packaged in a few syllables. ~ Deepak Chopra (The Way of The Wizard, 1995)
In the beginning was the Word
- November 14 ~ Tuesday 2006
The spirit of truth is the meaning, the significance of truth. that which is, that which is so --- in contradistinction to that which is not so --- such is the common, inevitable meaning ascribed to the word truth. Not what may be so, not what seems so, but what is so in the final analysis; not what is so relatively, but what is so absolutely... Because there cannot be anything besides what is; having found out what is, we must cancel what is not, leaving what is, or truth, to be all there is or can be. There can be no such thing as what is not. What is, is all, and must be all. ~ George Edwin Burnell (Axioms: The Book of Health and Science of Truth, 1897)
No matter what men may think, say, or do, they all agree in meaning that
truth is 'that which is,' falsity is "that which is not." They are not "invited" to think
this way, they are "compelled" to so think. Now there cannot be anything besides
that which is, therefore of necessity we must say that "truth is all" there is or can be. ~ George Edwin Burnell (Axioms: The Book of Health and Science of Truth, 1897)
Stand in the light and know you stand in the "ALL there is"
November 13 ~ Monday 2006
Denying realism amounts to megalomania (the most widespread occupational disease of the professional philosopher. ~ Karl Popper
Reality is what is, was and always will be
November 12 ~ Sunday 2006
The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it. ~ David Bohm (Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980)
What is, is always Wholeness
November 11 ~ Saturday 2006
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. ~ Edwin Hubble
The Universe is beyond our five senses, we must go beyond our five senses ~ D. L.
November 10 ~ Friday 2006
Whenever politics enters the arena of science, truth is its first victim. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Reason must also reach into the substance of the stars
November 9 ~ Thursday 2006
We must forgive as we would be forgiven. To forgive does not simply mean to arrive at a place of indifferenceto those who do personal injury to us; it means far more than this. To forgive is to GIVE FOR --- to give some actual, definite good in return for evil given. One may say: "I have no one to forgive; I have not a personal enemy in the world." And yet if, under anycircumstances, any kind of a "served-him-right" thought springs up within you over anything that any of God's chldren may do or suffer, you have not yet learned how to forgive. ~ H. Emilie Cady (Lessons In Truth, 1894)
Give For a new awareness and release the Truth in back of illusion
November 8 ~ Wednesday 2006
One went to the door of the Beloved and knocked.
A voice asked, 'Who is there?'
He answered, 'It is I.'
The voice said, 'There is no room for Me and Thee.'
The door was shut.
After a year of solitude and deprivation he returned and knocked.
A voice from within asked, 'Who is there?'
The man said, 'It is Thee.'
The door was opened for him."
Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Realizing you are the one you were searching for
November 7 ~ Tuesday 2006
We are Priests of Melchizedek... we are not inheritors of this priesthood because we were followers of some Master. We were these Priests before since it has been our destiny to realize this at this point in time. You could say that since Melchizedek was without mother or father and without birth or death that a linear ascendance would be in contradiction to its spiritual significance and that the line of priests do not follow that order from human to human but rather through God to Self. This being the case it must be understood that those of us who truly understand must progress to do exactly what we learned from our own Teacher and that is to "take" what is out there, just as Teachers do, and produce whatever is necessary to assist others in understanding the Great Awakening which the world has never known. This is the Great Advocation of SELF in realizing Truth. A Master will say that he or she can not give us truth but in our understanding of it that it will be ours. The techniques we discover are truly Eternal for they represent the Principle which is Infinite and therefore they are the employees of Truth itself and become our servants in the destiny which has been paved by us before we arrived. As to repeating classes word for word as they have been given by others would be pointless. God is not God of the dead but of the living. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Realizing you are a Priest is to recognize the inheritance of God
November 6 ~ Monday 2006
A "Spiritual Precipice" is that casym which exists as a non-material concept that requires a Leap in Consciousness in order to arrive at the other side by way of risk, faith, knowingness, but certainly without a linear map or parachute. It is to go out on a limb without having the limb to hold onto. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Flying through the heavens in the mind of God
November 5 ~ Sunday 2006No matter how valid, how vital, one's belief system might be, one undermines that system and ultimately negates it when one gets rigid and dogmatic in one's adherence to it. ~ Tom Robbins
Life is a joke! That's the most serious thing ever told. But nothing really matters. That's why it's so important. But I don't know. When you approach a camel, look it straight in the eyes. Do your very best, but be indifferent to the outcome. I am you, and everyone else, just as you are. Let go of yourself, and find Yourself. Someday. Remember: You have no head. ~ Zen Teaching
One individual's spirit can supersede, eclipse, and outsparkle the entire disco ball of history, but if you magnify the pure spark of spirit through the puffy lens of ego, you risk burning a hole in your soul. ~ Tom Robbins
Life is a joke and that's a very serious thing to discover. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Life is a smile which means love
November 4 ~ Saturday 2006
Learning to set the ego aside happens in stages --- there are many layers of isolation, fear, habit, selfishness, and anger that prevent us from experiencing love as the wizard knows it. The lead role in learning to contact the universal force of love can first be taken by your mind. The mind can take on a new perspective, then the reeducation of emotions and beliefs can follow. ~ Deepak Chopra (The Way of The Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want, 1995)
The force of love is everywhere. Reach out and grab on.
November 3 ~ Friday 2006
Kingdoms are built within the mind. But what is a kingdom and how does one rule? In deep mysticism you learn that everything is your world and ultimately the script of what one can perceive as unfoldment is all happening within your consciousness. This is why if you desire to change your world, you must do it within. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
There is another world and it is right in back of the one you pretend is real
November 2 ~ Thursday 2006
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
There is an understanding in death that change is life
November 1 ~ Wednesday 2006
The emerging new image of the human being is in large part a result of a movement under way to shift from preoccupation with the separation of reality into parts to an increased awareness of the essential unity of all reality. I believe we will move even beyond a sense of unity to the realization that reality is actually synergetic in nature. ~ L. Robert Keck (The Spirit of Synergy, 1978)
There is a Oneness from which comes all things