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December 31 ~ 2008
The illusion of the world is a creation of the observer. "It is this world which we watch like a play which unfolds outside of ourselves while, in fact, there is nothing there but a canvas bearing many colored patterns, which we have woven and printed in ourselves according to the indications of our erroneous knowledge." ~ The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects
Think of this when you are stressed out over something which in reality is just an illusion
December 30 ~ 2008
If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. Its your restlessness that causes chaos. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Be still and allow the Being of who you really are discern the consciousness all around you
December 29 ~ 2008
Whatever may be the Ultimate Truth, it is certain that Man has at his disposal a mighty Creative Power, that Man has at his disposal a mighty Creative Power, which in its more familiar phase is called "Constructive Imagination"; and which in its less familiar esoteric transcendental phase is called---What? Man, in his own realm is a Creator---and the limits of his realm are determined by himself, by his Imagination by his Will! ~ Robert Collier (The Secret of the Ages, 1969)
The script of your world and your life has your fingerprints all over it
December 28 ~ 2008
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha
Reality is the Infinite Now which is past~present-future as One
December 27 ~ 2008
We should remember that the right to exercise freedom of will was given to man in the beginning, according to Genesis, and that will should ways be given its original power and liberty. It is possible, however, for man so to identify his consciousness with Divine Mind that he is moved in every thought and act by that Mind. Jesus attained this unity; when He realized that He was willing not in the personal but in the divine, He said: "Not my will, but thine, be done." ~ Charles Fillmore (The Twelve Powers of Man, 1930)
Thy Will is My Will for Oneness is True Reality
December 26 ~ 2008
If you find yourself easily falling into a rut, perhaps you are on the wrong road. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Travel always the road that returns you to who you really are
December 25 ~ 2008
This is Christmas. It has nothing to do with religion. It has only to do with the recognition of the birth of our own divinity within. The first step is the recognition that we have a Divine nature which is the intention of Life itself. Our work as "Truth Seekers" is first to look at ourselves and realize that much of what we believe is in error. Then we must understand what Truth is and come to realize that Truth is actually all there is and we are in fact One with this Truth. The illusion of duality around us and seemingly within us is just that, an illusion. When we say "Merry Christmas" we are feeling the joy of this Truth and saluting it in others. Namaste Nativity. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The star on top of the tree is the light within you must reach for
December 24 ~ 2008
There are so many paths, may they be "East" or "West" in which one can become lost or disoriented as to their own personal destiny that if one truly thinks that they desire to know the Truth, they must reconcile some of their rebellion. Much of the seeking people do is a confusion of escape that they use to actually hide from themselves and who they think they are. You need to relax and know that who you think you are isn't so good nor is it so bad, but that rather you have a glimpse of who you are in the sense of personal self, but that you must know that you will discover your "Impersonal Self" and in so doing, you will not entirely lose who you are. This is because you do already have a sense of who you are and you will take that with you. First you must accept the realm of "human life" and deal with its illusions and then rise to understand the "Absolute" and how this Reality actually was hidden there all along. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Step out close to the edge to see the Truth, but do not fall
Happy Anniversary to my wonderful and enlightened wife, Nancy... without whom I truly might have gotten distracted by all the wrong things
December 23 ~ 2008
Cherish your vision; Cherish your ideals; Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built. ~ James Allen
Feel Truth everywhere and never let it go, let it continue to forever unfold
December 22 ~ 2008
Haven you noticed that inventors generally reach into that realm of creativity and pull out ideas which manifest into things which are needed in that general area of time. This is because the Infinite Mind of ideas knows by what is linked together in consciousness that which is "an idea whose time has come." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Necessity is the mother of invention but Frank Zappa is the father of the mothers of invention
December 21 ~ 2008
There are some adding to "mystical hysteria" by claiming that our Western calendar is off four years and that actually December 21, 2008 actually is that long awaited Mayan calender date of 2012 and for some, apparently, the end of the world. Well, all I can do at this time is to say "Good-bye" to all of you and apologize for not finishing my life's work. If we are all here tomorrow however... I guess we still have four years left. LOL ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Today is the last day of the rest of your life
December 20 ~ 2008
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Feel and let go, understand and let go, think and let go, hold on and let go
December 19 ~ 2008
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. ~ President Dwight Eisenhower (used in an episode of Criminal Minds)
This must be understood also in a psychological sense as it pertains to the unfoldment of one's being. Some parents can kill a child's soul with physical or verbal abuse. A child can begin to believe that he or she is worthless, bad, stupid, and continue to live that out in his or her life unknown to his conscious mind which might be busy going 100 miles an hours pretending to convince him or her self otherwise. But the seeds have been planted and the path of failures continues to play itself out as if God himself wrote the script. As parents we must learn to never do this but as individuals we must use self observation and be forever vigilant in discovering these moments from our past as we continuously root out the lies these beliefs masquerade in our subconscious and replace these thoughts with the spiritual reality of who we really are. We must know that we are worthy, we are good, and we are at One with Infinite Intelligence and by accepting our True Identity, allow that to unfold within our soul and our life. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Thoughts and things and things are thoughts and feelings are things which should lift us up, not down... feeling the love which is real... raising us up to the Mind we are
December 18 ~ 2008
How do you cooperate with this divine seed, with the Christ in you? In Unity we suggest several ways, and we are always looking for more. One way is to affirm the presence of the Christ within. A prayer affirmation that Unity students use is: The all knowing Mind of Christ is in me. I think clearly, I know intuitively, I act wisely, calmly, and confidently. I am grateful! Here you are acknowledging the very real presence of the Christ within, your hope of glory, and becoming sensitive and receptive to its influence and direction. ~ Charles Roth (Mind: The Master Power, 1974)
May this Mind which was in Christ Jesus also be in you
December 17 ~ 2008
When things are going great sometimes people become complacent and lazy losing themselves in escapism and eventually depression because they are lost and their life has little or no meaning. When times are rough often people work harder and begin to appreciate talents they have that they can put to better use. You never know what times have in store for you. But you can take charge of your own life and work to let your destiny come to you as you work to make it possible. Welcome the new year and what it brings. There is a good year out there moving your way, let it happen. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Reality is always good, learn how to realize this within your Self
December 16 ~ 2008
The one and only way for us to know ourselves truly is through Self-Revelation, Self-Illumination, Self-Knowledge---Self-Identification--- blotting out the dream of human existence, together with its content of sin, sickness and death.
"If the Son (Self Identification) therefore shall make you free (reveal the full Light of Being to you), you shall be free indeed."…."Who ever denies the Son (refuses Absolute Identification), the same has not the Father (is unillumined): but he that acknowledges the Son (identifies himself as the Way Itself, as Jesus did) has the Father as well (has pierced the mystery of the Kingdom)." ~ Lillian DeWaters (from the 1930's)
Be One with Reality, share Truth with your Self, it is your SELF
December 15 ~ 2008
To be falling within the mind of not knowing, forever being drawn deep within the center of one's being and always feeling a little bit closer to a reality of what is true. And then back again never knowing if one was really close or imagining that this reality was just an arm's length away in a room so dark you couldn't see your own hand as you reached out toward something, nothing, anything. This was what it was like before real study into the reality of the Self. Once the study began seriously it was constant realization one after the other. Life goes on. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Choose to know, not to pretend to want to know
December 14 ~ 2008
To be instructed by a teacher is right, and as it should be, but no one should spend his life sitting at his teacher’s feet. A major problem in my work has been trying to avoid any kind of a dependent relationship between me and students who have come to me, or who have come to some of our teachers. Some of these students, believing that teachers are God-inspired, take the attitude of wanting to sit and partake of their light. That is good up to a certain point, but in The Infinite Way we are not trying to develop a following, nor are we trying to acquire fame or accumulate a fortune. I, at least, and some of the teachers who have been taught by me re trying --- sometimes even against the pressure of students --- to bring to them the awareness that students have just as much access to the kingdom of God as teachers have. If a person wants to do healing work, he can do as much as any one of us has done. ~ Joel S. Goldsmith (Between Two Worlds)
What you can hear reflects that which you can understand
December 13 ~ 2008
New Thought teaches that what grows or is capable of growth in us is the seed-idea Being, which is enfolded in every person by the Creator of all things. Even as the idea, the invisible pattern of a complete oak tree is enfolded in an acorn (and not only the pattern of the complete oak tree is there, but also all the plans and directions for the complicated development from the first tiny rootlet, through the sapling stage, to the final complete expression), in human beings is enfolded the pattern and the plan for the ultimate, full, and complete expression of God’s perfect idea of Being. ~ Charles Roth (A New Way of Thinking, 1979)
As we unfold we move toward the perfection we seek which is already within
December 12 ~ 2008... for Marie Corry
This is really true. One of the amazing things related by the daring men who have made trips into the stratosphere is that the further one draws away from the earth towards the sun, the darker it becomes. It seems that the light, which in reality is vibration, becomes light only as the rays of vibration meet resistance! How wonderful is this revelation. It clears the entire atmosphere of despair. How can we reach the full light of our Divine Sonship unless we meet resistant conditions? ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, Honolulu, 1936)
The light symbolizes the fullness of knowledge which is revealed in the One Mind
December 11 ~ 2008... for Marie Corry
So when the crisis is upon you, think of God. What a message we draw from our pagan friend! When the darkness of night is upon you, remember the light - the sun. When the darkness of despair is upon you - remember the Son! For out of darkness comes light. ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, Honolulu, 1936)
Resist not that which is true, for you will find yourself within
December 10 ~ 2008
The concept of synchronicity is not a new one. People used to enjoy "irony" but often that was seen in a negative sense. Someone who beat their dog would later get killed by a grizzly bear and people would say "that's really ironic". But the concept of synchronicity or "coincidences" or as I often refer to it, the "connecting of the dots", is something which reveals the Oneness of Reality and how Life is in harmony and balance and order with itself. It becomes a fun thing to discover. Everything is connected but in little ways that the human mind relates to on a daily basis it seems a comforting moment to recognize that something else is operating in the Universe besides television and grocery lists. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Every little movement has a meaning all its own
December 9 ~ 2008
What is it that you desire that it isn't important enough for you to study and do personal work in order that you might achieve your goals. You cannot wait until tomorrow or before you know it your life is almost over and you fall into denial and escapism and drift more deeply into the human sleep which is the dream we are here to escape from. You owe it to yourself to open, unfold and reveal the reality which has always been there but waiting to discover. If you don't do it this time, you will have to start all over and do it the next time. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Life is meant for living, not for dying
December 8 ~ 2008
You understand that your environment is a looking glass. What you see there is the projection, the end effect, the result of invisible yet dynamic patterns of thought and feelings. ~ Charles Roth (A New Way of Thinking, 1979)
You are what you see and what you shall become is your choosing
December 7 ~ 2008
What should we try to heal through spiritual treatment? If we were dealing only with the power of a thought, we should not expect to heal anything; but if we are dealing with a Universal Principle, why should we set any limit to Its power?
Since the Law of God is Infinite, from the spiritual viewpoint, there is no incurable disease, as opposed to a curable one. The Law knows nothing about disease; It only acts. The practitioner realizes that his word is the presence, power, which is God, "beside which there is none other."
This word is the law unto the thing whereunto it is spoken, and is within itself the ability, the power, and the intelligence to execute itself, through the great Law of all life. This word being the spontaneous recognition of Living Spirit---Infinite, Ever-Present, and Active---is now made manifest in and through this person, or thing, about which the practitioner is thinking. ~ Ernest Holmes (The Science of Mind, 1938)
Oneness is harmony... duality is dis-ease
December 6 ~ 2008
It is possible for each individual to have perfect self-expression if he is willing to overcome the idea of "lack" which exists in his conscious mind. In order to overcome this idea, the individual may use a process of reasoning called argumentative method. This method requires the assembling of certain facts in such a logical sequence that the conscious mind accepts, beyond the possibility of doubt, certain propositions as true. It then becomes possible for the individual to establish a positive mental attitude in regard to them. ~ Erna Ferrell Grabe and Paul C. Ferrell (The Sub-Conscious Speaks, 1932)
One must get beyond what they desire to believe to what they can finally know
December 5 ~ 2008
It is the inner silent knowing, it is the feeling within that ‘It is done.’ We must always seek the end and having felt the end, we have already determined the means to that end. ~ Joseph Murphy (This Is It: Or The Art of Metaphysical Demonstration)
The end is the beginning for it is the Reality which always was
December 4 ~ 2008
We cannot base our reasoning upon false concepts and expect to arrive at a true conclusion. As long as the concept is false everything springing from that concept will be erroneous.
~ Alexander Keene (3 Steps To Heaven, 1940) Church of Ontology
Only through understanding "Truth" do the shadows of insanity disappear
December 3 ~ 2008
Beyond what you know, there is no greater gauge of intelligence and awareness of Being than what you seek to know. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I. Quantum Metaphysics)
Knock and the door will opened, welcome to my world
December 2 ~ 2008
Today we often are not certain where to turn. Many simply turn away, or turn off with the "God is dead" theory. Others turn to church organization that tell them how to think and what to think, with the guarantee that salvation lies in strict obedience to organizational rules and dogma. Others try to substitute idealistic causes for God and speak in terms of total commitment, involvement, love for others. And yet the means by which they often seek to bring about these ideals may not be above hate, violence, anger, revenge, and disdain for those who do not agree with them. ~ Charles Roth (Mind: The Master Power, 1964)
Turn to the "I AM" within and see it manifest without
December 1 ~ 2008
People who think Truth should work like a magician who shouts, "Abracadabra!" and poof, a bouquet of flowers appears or a rabbit pops out---are getting both feet off the ground. We need to have one foot in heaven (the kingdom of God) and one foot on the ground (the formed world). With one foot in heaven, we acknowledge the existence of God and His ability to help us in every need. But with the other foot on earth, we realize that the translation of the answer from the kingdom of the unformed to the kingdom of the formed requires a process that involves the factor of time. As Jesus said, "First the blade, then the ear, then the full grain of the ear." ~ Charles Roth (A New Way of Thinking, 1979)
As the abstract is to unfold, so must our understanding of the concrete
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