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August 31 ~ Sunday 2008
Hinduism, the most ancient of all living religions, contains a number of terms which acknowledge the process nature of reality and the deceptiveness of appearances. Perhaps the most famous of these is the word maya. The idea of maya is so pervasive in Hindu culture that even uneducated people are well acquainted with it. ~ Gina Cerminara (Insights for the Age of Aquarius, 1973)
"The existence of the realities which at present remain unseen." (Hebrews 11:1)
August 30 ~ Saturday 2008
Satisfied desire is the least contented of moods... The work of each of us matters very little to the world, but it matters very much to ourselves that we should have some work to do... This strange sense of escape which drives us into activity and energy seems given us not that we may realise our aims, which turn out hollow and vapid enough when they are realised, but that we may drink deep of experience for the sake of its beneficent effect upon us. ~ A. C. Benson (Escape, and other Essays, 1915)
The info within which draws us to be known is only ourselves minus the illusion we believe to be reality ~ D.L.
August 29 ~ Friday 2008
There is a big difference between learning "the truth" and then reading the Bible, as opposed to reading the Bible in order to learn "the truth". Often there is a little of both. However, once you understand Truth, Principle, and more revised concepts of a non-anthropomorphic God with an esoteric glimpse at the inner workings of a Messiah who was also, in his own way, a Fourth Way Teacher and a practitioner of the healing arts. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
The Truth is not the shadow, but the Light which reveals that which is also so
August 28 ~ Thursday 2008
The subconscious mind has often been confused with the Superconscious or Cosmic Mind by students of metaphysics. It is true that tremendous power resides within your subconscious mind and that you can use it to great advantage by knowing how to release its stored-up power. The subconscious is where all the racial memories are stored. When nature wants to create another human being, she releases the pattern which is held in the racial memory of all human beings. This is stored in the subconscious mind. The subconscious knows how to form that child in the mother's womb perfectly in nine short months' time. The chemical formula is within the mother's genes and cells of her brain and body. The Cosmic Mind... ...holds the secret pattern for all creation, but it is the subconscious mind which is the tool within man that nature uses for evolving that pattern. ~ Anthony Norvell (Metaphysics: New Dimensions of The Mind, 1967)
The journey within one's mind will always hold infinite rewards ~ D.L.
August 27 ~ Wednesday 2008
It is important that you be specific when you command the forces of your subconsious mind. You can say your auto-suggestions aloud or to yourself as you lie in bed preparing to go to sleep. Say each auto-suggestion over at least ten times, and repeat this process every night and every morning, for the rest of your life. The habit-patterns of your subconscious mind will be built in a about three months' time if you conscientiously do this exercise, and soon you will be able to command this power at will and it will sometimes work instantaneous miracles for you. ~ Anthony Norvell (Metaphysics: New Dimensions of The Mind, 1967)
Consistency and dedication are at the root of all success ~ D.L.
August 26 ~ Tuesday 2008
Teilhard spoke of a "biological change of state" terminating in thought, a comparatively recent development in evolution, and affecting life itself in its "organic totality" on the entire planet. I think, too, of Jung whose "unconscious contents" were always in a process of new combinations and syntheses. Bohm's "natural law" is of a "nature" shot through and through with the mind of man. Thinking is the most important of all the "necessary relations" that must be satisfied. Singer mused that the philosophical method might have a share in determining the nature of change. An energetic focus of thought weighs heavily as a determinant among the contingencies in any context. To focus is too narrow to be specific, to agree on a single aspect in an infinitely contingent possibility. The wider the agreement, the wider the context influenced. In order to achieve focussed agreement there must be a nucleus of ideas around which the participants---and possibilities---can organize. The ideas come first. The mythos leads the logos. ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg: Challenging Constructs of Mind and Reality, 1971)
Ultimately the only Reality is the Being of Consciousness and what you think about it
August 25 ~ Monday 2008
The entire discussion ab out the origin of life proceeds from the assumption that life actually had an origin. Is it conceivable that life has always existed? Clearly Earthlife has not always existed, because the Earth itself has not always existed. But life may have been around before the Earth formed, and have come here by some panspermia process. If organisms are able to propagate from star to star across the universe, then the question of whether life had a beginning reduces to the question of whether the universe had a beginning. ~ Paul Davies (The Fifth Miracle: The Search For The Origin and Meaning of Life (page 248),1999)
Life is existence and Existence, Being, is Life, thus Existence can never not exist
August 24 ~ Sunday 2008
Our secret creative will divines its counterpart in others experiencing its own universality, and this intuition builds a road towards knowledge of the power which is itself a spark within us. ~ Dag Hammarskjold (Markings, 1964)
Intention of the Universe is the knowingness that all is creative and all is One revealing this Truth
August 23 ~ Saturday 2008
A "True Teaching" can bring a serious student on the Path to a place where they can rise above the appearances of what is going on around them "in the world". This gives a whole new meaning to a previous concept of "being in the world but not of it." Think of "the world" as a certain human state of consciousness based on duality. You therefore can be in the world meaning perceiving that dimension but not "of" it meaning you are not owned by it but rather your Mind or Consciousness is on a Higher Level and thus circumstances will unfold differently that previously expected. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Step outside of your self and rise to the occasion ~ D. L.
August 22 ~ Friday 2008
Sometimes one is faced with making a fast decision and you don't know where to turn. Even if you don't really know what the Truth is about what to do next, you often know what not to do. You have a feeling because you have done the wrong thing so many times it has become a familiar friend. Oh, yeah, you could fool yourself again, promising yourself that this isn't like the last time but by now you've got that voice which is your observer self that says: "Don't be stupid. You know better than this. You've gone down this road before and it is all ego, all negative habit patterns, all more evidence that you are only confirming false ideas you've had about yourself." You take a deep breath this one last time finally and do something different: you let the train go by first. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
You might not yet know God, but you've see the car salesman... what were you thinking?
August 21 ~ Thursday 2008
Now, however, as she read into the night, the names Mary Reynolds, Mamie, Felida X, Louis Vive, Ansel Bourne, Miss Smith, Mrs. Smead, Silas Prong, Doris Fisher, and Christine Beauchamp became known to the doctor. These were the people with multiple personalities whom medical history had recorded: seven women and threemen. The newly reported case of Eve made it eight women, and Eve was the only multiple personality known to be alive. Flora Rheta Schreiber (Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by 16 Separate Personalities, 1973, page 73)
Humankind is a multiple personality working to integrate its selves in the Oneness of Reality ~ D.L.
August 20 ~ Wednesday 2008
Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err. This is just as true of those who feel "out of harmony" with their surroundings as of those who are contented with them. ~ James Allen (As A Man Thinketh)
One's consciousness will attract symbolically the meaning from within ~ D.L.
August 19 ~ Tuesday 2008
Those who are not prepared for the apprehension of a great purpose, should fix the thoughts upon the faultless performance of their duty, no matter how insignificant their task may appear. Only in this way can the thoughts be gathered and focussed and resolution and energy be developed, which being done, there is nothing which may not be accomplished. ~ James Allen (As A Man Thinketh)
Do well in little things... accomplish fly efforts... focus on the perfection in concept ~ D.L.
August 18 ~ Monday 2008
The challenge comes when it seems like there is no where to turn, that all of our opportunities to escape a bad situation seem to have been exhausted and we are left with only ourselves to resolve our dilemma. Which is ironic since it is indeed within that we can find our only hope: to discover our True Self. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Darkest before the dawn when only the light is within that shines the way ~ D.L.
August 17 ~ Sunday 2008
When things seem to be stressful, hard to deal with, pushing you into a corner... take a break. But come right back knowing that you can handle it. Find out what it is that bothered you the most and deal with that. See the reflection and work with it. You will be stronger for it and you will get closer to the Light which your problem seems to be standing in front of. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Face the lie until you can only see the Truth ~ D.L.
August 16 ~ Saturday 2008
A common truth which is we often manage to ignore is the reality that we only see ourselves. Our perceptions not only perceive what is out there but our consciousness scripts the happenings that we so humbly choose to believe occur as random accidents in a Universe of illusion. Not only is this the funneling down of the One Mind but it is Principle in operation of that Universal Law of "out and back" which more precisely expresses that "you get back what you put out". This being the case, your experiences cannot reflect something other than yourself, but rather conform to your own consciousness. Sometimes this is not always so simple to interpret but it is Principle nonetheless. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
All of reality is the preciseness of mathematics. ~ D.L.
August 15 ~ Friday 2008
A person often sees flaws in the personality of someone else and yet conveniently avoids them in himself or herself. We see the negativity in others to cover up for how we feel about ourselves. If we look at others and see ourself we are on our way to waking up. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
In the Mirror is the reflection of our own doubt. ~ D.L.
August 14 ~ Thursday 2008
A man drinks beer at night because he had a hard day; he drinks beer in the morning because he's had a hard life. A man talks to God in prayer hoping God will answer his needs but a man listens to God in prayer to understand all of his answers are already within. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
In the Nowness of Reality is everything you seek ~ D.L.
August 13 ~ Wednesday 2008
Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force: he who knows this is ready to become something higher and stronger than a mere bundle of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations; he who does this has become the conscious and intelligent wielder of his mental powers. ~ James Allen (As A Man Thinketh)
To become Consciousness Conscious of Consciousness is to be fully realized ~ D.L.
August 12 ~ Tuesday 2008
Gazing into the dark skies at night hypnotizes as you slip into the Consciousness that is God. This is the drawing near that which is your true identity. You breath in deep and whisper, "I AM". In this realization you capture another part of who you are. Not that you are in parts but often you only perceive a piece of the entirety of that which is infinite. The many lights symbolize the vast spectrum of the Light of Truth which is the expression that is in back of time, space and change. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Close your eyes and open your mind ~ D.L.
August 11 ~ Monday 2008
Function before form relates that all of matter was first an idea, a concept, a thought within consciousness. This relates to our Universe as well. Realize that whenever you perceive something, first it is YOUR perception, and secondly, it is a perception, a thought, it is Consciousness. All things are first ideas. How could something be a thing before it was an idea. Everything in nature has incredible amounts of "intelligence" to be revealed in the process and continued expression of that form which continues to express aspects of our perception of reality. Hard to imagine there was no thought behind it. If you think about nature, its existence is Consciousness. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
All that you perceive is your mind... think about it ~ D.L.
August 10 ~ Sunday 2008
For those wondering what exactly is Ontology in terms of its importance to changing our consciousness: Ontology is the Science of Being or the Study of Being. This is not simply some existential philosophical perspective of how that which is actually is. Heidegger can discuss it eloquently but without any real final understanding of the importance of its realization. Even Rene Descartes is succinct in knowing that when one realizes that "I AM" that the proof of existence and reality and the recognition that awareness and the consciousness of the self is the ultimate in BEING as it pertains to the importance of oneself to the reality that they have endlessly contemplated. That which is, or what "be" is obvious in its use of the word. What "is" must without hesitation be "Truth". If it isn't "Truth" then it simply "isn't" because "truth is that which is so" otherwise there can never be a definition of what truth is. Once you know that truth is that which is so you have begun the journey to discovering the difference between what is real and what is illusion. This is the key which unlocks the door to controlling the self and ultimately controlling the Universe. Know thyself. Be. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
That which really is must be that which is only what we seek ~ D.L.
August 9 ~ Saturday 2008
This is the time. I feel it more strongly now than ever before. With the recognition of mystical concepts in Quantum Science there is increasingly an awareness of connections which reveal that in back of all of the appearances that we call the Universe there is a basic reality which is a substance which is all One: One Mind, One Consciousness, One Reality... all working together to be realized and expressed for infinity. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Infinity is the endless cycle which supports the belief that reality is an Absolute
August 8 ~ Friday 2008
People try to discover God in stories about God which turns him into their version of a powerful human being. But God isn't a man so what do they learn? This is why discovering God in nature is so much more successful. You begin to see harmony and order and balance and perfection. You can see the infinite variety and how the ongoingness of this Oneness is all around you and within you. But finally when you discover that all of this is in your consciousness and it IS your Consciousness do you realize that you are this Consciousness. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Light symbolizes knowledge, the knowing of that which is true
August 7 ~ Thursday 2008
To be of use to someone else is to not think of yourself. The best way to do this is to realize that they are you. You can only accomplish this by discovering that there is only one mind and that everything you perceive is your own consciousness. But your consciousness cannot be the one who ever thought that there was ever anyone else. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
The Light you see is eminating from who you really are
August 6 ~ Wednesday 2008
All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people. ~ from the film: "My Man Godfrey"
The "Hall of Mirrors" reflects that which you need to see about yourself
August 5 ~ Tuesday 2008
Confidence is that condition of mind which is the result of a realization that nothing can prevent success in an undertaking. It is this feeling more than any other that is a congtributing factor to the successful accomplishment of an idea. I say idea, for an idea is necessary before anything can be even so much as attempted.
Certain positive mental attitudes combine to constitute confidence. They are assurance---a conviction of success---a determination that nothing shall prevent or interfere with achievement---and a certainty within the mind of the individual that he has innate power that can be called upon to overcome outside interference. ~ Erna Ferrell Grabe and Paul C. Ferrell (The Sub-Conscious Speaks, 1932)
Confidence is the knowing within that Truth is understood and in total agreement: Oneness
August 4 ~ Monday 2008
In learning to recognize your "inner child of the past," you should examine carefully the hurtful attitudes you encountered as a child. They are easily identified: they still hurt. The purpose of identifying them is not to blame your parents, but so that you will not continue to inflict these hurtful attitudes on yourself in acting as a parent to yourself. ~ W. Hugh Missildine, M.D. (Your Inner Child of The Past, 1963)
Love the child within you and set yourself free
August 3 ~ Sunday 2008
The child within you is afraid and does not entirely trust you. You must approach yourself with love and knowing that you are okay, that you formed conclusions based on the best information you had at hand at the time and you do not have to live with that pain any longer. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Rise and be healed as you remain safe within to live life and play free and happy
August 2 ~ Saturday 2008
It seems clear that previous civilizations have had a Higher Spiritual awareness and that there have been various "Ages" which humankind have lived through consecutively and each time there has been a different perspective as it pertains to the sense of Self. This time around it is supposedly a quintessential moment in the unfoldment of enlightenment which we will collectively achieve at some level. But whatever the case may be, it is a time for all of us to look at ourselves and make spiritual changes in order that our True Self emerge and let the Light of who we are shine. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Walk in the Light until the shadow fades into the Rising Sun
August 1 ~ Friday 2008
The world is rapidly changing but the only answer which can ever have any affect is to change within. This doesn't mean meditating in a way which relaxes the body but to be engaged in facing oneself and letting go of self defeating constructs and allow Truth to operate within you. This sudden change around the world would usher in an era of self realization which has been anticipated and predicted but not yet accomplished. Do you work. If you do not know how, find out how. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Awaken and realize the Absolute in back of time, space and change
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