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- January Quote of the Day 2010
Sunday ~ January 31 ~ 2010
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Halleluja
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah ~ Leonard Cohen (partial lyrics from Hallelujah)
Hallelujah... Praise Jah... Praise "I AM"
- Saturday ~ January 30 ~ 2010
People are constantly looking for rules and points of view which will give them the guidelines for a happy life and how to create a "place" in which to live within and without and so often they never realize that life is ongoing and that it is never that black and white. It is never left or right. It is never male or female. Choices often require changes from one moment to the next because things change and so do circumstances. The process of spiritual unfoldment can never be chosen in one moment of personal revelation and chiseled in stone. Like the surface of the earth it is constantly under change and erosion, which is a form of smoothing and refinement while upheaval and shifting creates new landmarks and structure. All of which require a new perspective within and without. There is never a time you can stop looking within or changing. It is ongoing just as life. How could it be Reality to reach a place where ongoingness came to a close? Breathe in deep and move forward. Embrace Life and Change and Love and Understanding. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Life is Eternal as is revelation of meaning... ~ Derek Lamar
Friday ~ January 29 ~ 2010
This emphasis on responsibleness is reflected in the categorical imperative of logotherapy, which is: "So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!" It seems to me that there is nothing that would stimulate a man's sense of responsibleness more than this maxim, which invites him to imagine first that the present is past and, second, that the past may yet be changed and amended. Such a precept confronts him with life's finiteness as well as the finality of what he makes out of both his life and himself. ~ Viktor E. Frankyl (Man's Search For Meaning: an introduction to logotherapy, 1963)
The purpose to change is to wake up to reality... ~ Derek Lamar
Thursday ~ January 28 ~ 2010
On the surface, the present moment is "what happens." Since what happens changes continuously, it seems that every day of your life consists of thousands of moments in which different things happen. Time is seen as the endless succession of moments, some "good," some "bad." Yet, if you look more closely, that is to say, through your own immediate experience, you find that there are not many moments at all. You discover that there is only ever this moment. Life is always now. Your entire life unfolds in this constant Now. Even past or future moments only exist when you remember or anticipate them, and you do so by thinking about them in the only moment there is: this one. ~ Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, 2005)
Just as there is only one "Now," there is only one "I." ~ Derek Lamar
Wednesday ~ January 27 ~ 2010
I reach to God. My vision reaches to God. God reaches out through my eyes to all people, to the world. Everything is clear to me as I see with the eyes of God. I am not fooled by anything; I know what is real and what is unreal. I see God everywhere. My true vision is spiritual, not pphysical. I do not see with my physical eyes. I see with my spiritual eyes and my vision is perfect now. Thank God! ~ Mary Katherine MacDougall (Healing Now, 1970, Unity Books)
We met, on strange ground, in a time when there was so much to see, to see. And now I smile and at least once in awhile I see, I see. ~ Derek Lamar (from the song: "I See" © copyright 1976)
Tuesday ~ January 26 ~ 2010
I see. I see. I see perfectly. I see clearly. I see everything at hand, I see everything at a distance. I see with the eyes of Spirit. God sees the world through my eyes. I see the world through God's eyes in me. My eyes are healthy, they are whole. There is no limitation to my vision. I see everything God wants me to see. I see. I see. I see! ~ Mary Katherine MacDougall (Healing Now, 1970, Unity Books)
I look, through time, troubled eyes and weary minds and I see, I see. ~ Derek Lamar (from the song: "I See" © copyright 1976)
Monday ~ January 25 ~ 2010
Doing work which has to be done over and over again helps us recognize the natural cycles of growth and decay of birth and death, and thus become aware of the dynamic order of the universe. "Ordinary" work, as the root meaning of the term indicates, is work that is in harmony with the order we perceive in the natural environment. ~ Fritjof Capra (As Above, So Below by Rondal S. Miller and the Editors of the New Age Journal, 1992)
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein
As in the Law of Occam's Razor: the simplest answer is usually the correct one...
Sunday ~ January 24 ~ 2010
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Healing comes only from that which leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglements with ego. ~ C. G. Jung
God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while they slumber in their beds, then he opens the ears of men... ~ The Bible (Job 33:15)
Change and interaction with Higher Mind takes many forms...
Saturday ~ January 23 ~ 2010
All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - John Donne, 18th century English philosopher
The most important thing for people to do during this time of transition is to change their consciousness. We must continue to do "Work" on ourselves and come to realize deeper and deeper the Oneness which is the ultimate reality. Please contact us if this is a message which rings a bell with you. The most important activism at this time is to work on the inner self and come to know who you really are. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Intention is focus on the "Truth" to be revealed within...
Friday ~ January 22 ~ 2010
Everything in your world, in the Universe, is symbolic. It is symbolic because everything is Consciousness and it is your consciousness of it. What you believe, think and feel interpret Absolute Reality through that filtering system and your personal interpretation along with the collective unconscious become the pictures across the sky of your mind. Take clouds for example. They appear in the sky and the sky represents Higher Thoughts. Light fluffy clouds represent a feeling of happiness and freedom while dark clouds loom across your horizon expressing confused and troubling feelings you have rising up from within your subconscious mind. It seems like a game but actually the final meaning is a learning process which helps set you free from who you think you are in order that you release the "Real You" which is hiding behind the many masks you wear in your life. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (metaphysicist)
You can fly because you have the wings of an angel...
Thursday ~ January 21 ~ 2010
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn. ~ C.S. Lewis
Life is the mirror which perfectly reflects what we need to deal with at any given time. We draw unto us what we put out and the more extreme our outpicturing, the more intensely we must deal with those situations as they are rooted in our consciousness. As well, the resolutions accomplished in those endeavors will be the greatest changes in our spiritual and psychological evolvement that we will have had the opportunity to experience. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
You have viewed others but learned the most from your own self...
Wednesday ~ January 20 ~ 2010
Most people want to change a few things in their life. Almost always it has to do with money, fame, love or power. And so seldom does it have to do with acquiring spiritual insight about themselves. What was I thinking? ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
You have watched thousands of years slip by and still...
Tuesday ~ January 19 ~ 2010
I AM that I AM and I AM and MY SELF, My Higher Self, My Soul, My Being, Infinite Variety of Expression, are all aspects of the Knowingness of ongoing Being. To be is to exist and to exist is to actually be... real. Just as what "is" then it does "be." So "IS" and "BEING" are interchangeable. Also, we understand that what "IS" is what "IS" so and what is so is TRUTH. Therefore who we realize ourself to be is Truth. Now you want to know exactly what that is. You have just become a "Truth Seeker." You are in the right place. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
You have waited thousands of years to arrive here...
Monday ~ January 18 ~ 2010
I have spent my life like many of you interested in spiritual things and have as a result become a seeker and even managed to find out things which have changed my life forever. Everyone must decide for themselves what their priorities are, whether they be personal success, happiness, wealth, knowledge, spiritual awareness, psychological wellness. But if you do not have a desire for bettering yourself than you will never be happy, at peace or successful at anything and your life will become a prison for you. The sooner you make decisions in that area, the sooner your life will actually begin. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
You have waited years to hear this...
Sunday ~ January 17 ~ 2010
... it is only through a vehicle of matter that consciousness wells up as "I am I", a physical basis being necessary to focus a ray of the universal mind at a certain stage of complexity. ~ Madame H. P. Blavatsky (The Secret Doctrine)
- I AM I and I always was and always will be...
Saturday ~ January 16 ~ 2010
If I could take all your words away and give you but a sparse few, they would be: ‘I now know, I am absolute, I am complete, I am God, I am.’ If there were no other words but these, you would no longer be limited to this plane. ~ Ramtha
I AM I and I always was and always will be...
Friday ~ January 15 ~ 2010
You can say "I AM" when you know who you are. You will know who you are when you realize that there is no one else. That "I AM" is with it the Consciousness of Being and Knowing and without Beginning and without End, without separateness and a sense and realization that all is ONE. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
I AM and I always will BE...
Thursday ~ January 14 ~ 2010
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. ~ Isaac Asimov (Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987)
I AM and I always AM...
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions. ~ Mildred Lisette Norman (aka Peace Pilgrim)
I See, I AM all that I see and ultimately what I see is me...
To pursue peace in the world as an external idea is to reveal the war within yourself. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
I AM forever ONE with a Reality of I AMness
- Wednesday ~ January 13 ~ 2010
Dark, dark my light, and darker my desire.
My soul, like some heat-maddened summer fly,
Keeps buzzing at the sill. Which I is I?
A fallen man, I climb out of my fear.
The mind enters itself, and God the mind,
And one is One, free in the tearing wind.
~ Theodore Roethke (In A Dark Time)
I have found my SELF... I AM ONE...
Of the many roles I play in life
These are not my true self
What I AM is Consciousness
Which is not of the many roles I play
~ Thane Walker
I See, I AM...
- Tuesday ~ January 12 ~ 2010
Happy Birthday to Joe Sparks ~ 1/11/10
One’s sense of self affects all areas of their life and eventually one discovers this sense of self is LIFE. Thus the path of “searching for one’s self” is not a whim, or a frivolous pursuit. You may find some around you, in your everyday existence, imply you are a few planets short of a solar system. They may even directly attack you for it. It is only a threat to others that you know yourself because they do not. Also people will often be drawn toward you. This is because an awareness of the “I AM” is magnetic. It attracts others to you because it is an expression of Reality and subconsciously this is the goal of everyone. They may not realize it, admit to it or think they know anything about it at all but knowing the SELF is at the very core of BEINGNESS and all of humanity. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (The I AM Connection: Journey Into The Template of Infinity, 2002)
I have found myself... I AM.
Monday ~ January 11 ~ 2010
I AM Soul and Spirit. I AM at ONE with the Universal Good. Harmony, love, strength and wholeness are with and in me. I rule the body and delight in it as a holy temple. I rightfully claim the control of all my powers, mental and physical. ~ Horatio W. Dresser (History of the New Thought Movement, 1919)
I AM created in Thy perfect Image, and as a pure spiritual being must reveal Thy perfect Likeness. The Seed of the Christ is within me. I AM Thine Only Begotten and Well-beloved Son, full of Grace and Truth. Thy Word is now made flesh and dwells in me, the Son of God within the Son of Man. Thy Eternal LIFE is my Life. Thy Infinite WISDOM guides me. Thy Wondrous INTELLIGENCE illumines my mind. Thy Glorious SUBSTANCE feeds me. Thy Perfect HEALTH is revealed in me. Thy Infinite POWER upholds me. Thy Almighty STRENGTH is my support. Thy unchanging LOVE surrounds me. Thy Eternal TRUTH has made me free. ~ Horatio W. Dresser (History of the New Thought Movement, 1919)
I AM ONE with ALL that is Truth...
- Sunday ~ January 10 ~ 2010
To know the Truth of Being -- that GOD is one only Mind, Life and Being -- it is imperative that one utterly, entirely and completely cancel his belief that he is a consciousness or mind of his own to be developed or CHANGED into the One Mind which is God: FOR NO MIND OTHER THAN THE ONE MIND EXISTS; THUS, NO MIND BUT THE ONE MIND THAT IS GOD CAN KNOW GOD. ~ Lillian DeWaters (God And Oneself
If Reality is MIND, if it is Consciousness, then change is but a thought away...
Saturday ~ January 9 ~ 2010
To where does one attain by Intuition? To the self-consciousness "I am the I-am". One learns by Imagination to know the spiritual letters of the "I am the I-am". One learns by Inspiration to read the spiritual words of the "I am the I-am" and wins admission to the spiritual library. One does not need the secret outer school in order to come to the self-consciousness "I am the I-am". Every man has the secret school inside, and the teacher is the Christ himself.
Who is the Christ? This is the Jesus self-consciousness "I am the I-am", which continues to work as spiritual being. It is the general law: "If one man attains to some consciousness, then this consciousness is also accessible to other men." And if one man comes to the self-consciousness of the "I am the I-am" by Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition, then he comes to the Christ; he becomes then finally the Christ himself. Who could give to the "poor" such methods, which lead the men in full consciousness to the Christ? Only an initiate who himself came to the Christ by these methods and who by the Christ-initiation, by the "I am the I-am" initiation, went in full consciousness on Earth through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. The external proof for this principle is to be found in the "Fifth Gospel". Rudolf Steiner was the first initiate of this kind, and if Rudolf Steiner, as a man, attains to some consciousness, then this consciousness is also accessible to other men. ~ Anthroposophie
I AM the I AM and I AM You and You are Me for we are ONE...
Friday ~ January 8 ~ 2010
Now you can say, "I know that I AM! I know that my health, my harmony, my perfection, my happiness, and my abundance of every good are not located in my body or in my affairs, but only in my real Self-myself awake-the I-Am-Self. Here abide my unalterable, undefilable health and wholeness; my perfect spiritual senses and their distinct activities; my ever conscious awareness of Reality as all there is; and my complete experience of every good thing.
Therefore, seeing this supernal fact, my desire should be, and is, to cease believing that my health is dependent in any way upon a physical form or even upon a spiritual form, or body. Though my form may still appear to be physical I shall know that nevertheless I AM ever one with the I AM THAT I AM; and hence, as Jesus said at one time, so may I say at this time, "Suffer it to be so now." The appearance of form as physical, need in no way deter, interrupt or hinder my conscious awareness that any form or body expresses but does not contain Me, the I AM, and therefore has no power to limit the wholeness which I AM.
My sight and hearing, my tasting, smelling and feeling, are also in and of my radiant Self, the Christ-Man. They are perfect in Eternity, from everlasting to everlasting. Nothing in and of a so-called physical plane, and its man-made laws and theories, can in any way interfere with, change, deform, distort or limit my Spiritual senses, for they are no part of the body of the dream-world, but are wholly in the Christ-Self, the I AM, eternally one with God. ~ Lillian DeWaters (I AM the SELF)
I AM that I AM and I always will be Whole, Complete and Perfect...
Thursday ~ January 7 ~ 2010
Refuse all thoughts except one: the thought ‘I am’. The mind will rebel in the beginning, but with patience and perseverance it will yield and keep quiet. Once you are quiet, things will begin to happen spontaneously and quite naturally, without any interference on your part. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (I AM THAT)
I AM THAT which when it goes out, simultaneously comes back...
Wednesday ~ January 6 ~ 2010
"I am the Truth!" came from his lips; and for Abu Yazid Al-Bistami when he cried, "Praise be to Me, the essence, absolved of all defect!" These are not people who have annihilated themselves in Allah; nor have they come to be in Allah. They are eternal. They never ceased to be, for they never were, since there is only Allah's self, Allah's essence. So if someone says, "I am the Truth!," do not hear it from any other than from the Truth Himself; for it is not a man who says it, it is the word of Allah. That man who utters these words is nothing but an image reflected in an empty mirror, one of the infinite attributes of Allah. The reflection is the same as that which is being reflected, and the words of the image are the reflected words of the Real One. ~ Sufi Master Ibn Arabi
I AM the Truth which speaks as are you who listens; we are One...
Tuesday ~ January 5 ~ 2010
It is CONSCIOUSNESS meditating on the mysteries of Itself. This inward journey therefore, ultimately leads man to the Real; it leads man away from the sense of the small "I" to the realization of the eternal Self. The mystic's mind, through meditation, finds the peace, the strength and fortitude for further steps. The practice of the discipline of meditation bestows beauty, love, peace, grace and dignity upon every impulse, every attitude, and every act. ~ Joseph Murphy (This Is It: The Art of Metaphysical Demonstration, 1945)
Be Still and know I AM who I have always been and always will be...
Monday ~ January 4 ~ 2010
I AM THAT I AM
I AM alive forevermore.
I AM Abundant, Celestial Life everywhere made manifest. I AM Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last.
I AM Eternal Youth and Beauty.
I AM God, the One without a second.
I AM here and I AM there.
I AM Limitless, Omnipresent Substance bringing everything into form.
I AM Perfect Sight and Perfect Hearing.
I AM the Active Presence of God, the Source of all Life and Intelligence. I AM the Ascension in the Light.
I AM the Bread of Life.
I AM the Eternal, Transcendent Electronic Body of Ascended Master Light.
I AM the Good Shepherd giving Life to all.
I AM the Guardian Presence.
I AM the Healing Presence.
I AM the Illimitable Light of God everywhere made manifest.
I AM the Kingdom, I AM the Power, I AM the Glory of Love conquering all. I AM the Light in the Holy Mountain of God.
I AM the Light that lights every man and woman who comes into the world. I AM the Manifest Perfection of Being.
I AM the Mastery and Dominion of God everywhere in action. I AM the Miracle Working Presence everywhere in action.
I AM the One Almighty Presence everywhere in action.
I AM the Open Door which no man can shut.
I AM the Peace Commanding Presence.
I AM the Perfection of the Mind of Christ.
I AM the Presence of the Holy of Holies, the Secret Place of the Most High, and the Heart of the Great, Great Silence.
I AM the Presence, Intelligence, Principle, Light, Power, Activity,
Substance and Omnipotence of Divine Love everywhere in action.
I AM the Resurrection and the Life.
I AM the Quenchless Flame, the Eternal, Dazzling Light and Scepter of Divine Authority and Dominion.
I AM the Serene, Majestic, Conquering Presence. I AM the Son of God.
I AM the Voice of Truth proclaiming Perfect Freedom to all. I AM the Way. I AM the Truth. I AM the Life.
- All this I AM, forevermore! Amen. ~ St. Germain (The I AM Affirmations of Beloved Jesus and Beloved Saint Germain)
I AM the Light within and without and the Light of Truth...
Sunday ~ January 3 ~ 2010
From the Great Love of My Heartseeing and knowing from the Inner Standpoint, as you do not and cannot possibly as yetI urge you to avoid everything that savors of a negative expression or condition. Then you shall rise on the Wings of your 'Mighty I AM Presence' into that Everlasting Freedom and Blessing of the Perfect, Eternal, Limitless Light. ~ Guy W. Ballard channelling St. Germain (The I AM Discourses, 1934 - 1939, Mt. Shasta, CA)
The Light of Man is the Light of God shinging out from within...
Saturday ~ January 2 ~ 2010
Jesus says "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you." Therefore there is no place for them to go but within your own consciousness which is God, the Absolute. ~ Joseph Murphy (This Is It: The Art of Metaphysical Demonstration, 1945)
Be patient in knowing that "I AM the Kingdom of Heaven"...
Friday ~ January 1 ~ 2009
"I AM" is constantly referred to as: "I AM the way, the truth and the life"--- "I AM the Resurrection and the Life"---"Except ye believe I AM, ye shall perish in your sins." These and similar sayings shine forth in all their true brilliance when once we see that Jesus, the Christ, was not speaking of Himself personally, but of the principle of Being inherent in all mankind. ~ Joseph Murphy (This Is It: The Art of Metaphysical Demonstration, 1945)
Be Still and know I AM God... when all say this within themselves... so it shall be...
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