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Recent Quote of the Day 2010





Tuesday ~ August 31 ~ 2010
We are evolving from a species that pursues external power into a species that pursues Authentic Power... Authentic power has its roots in the deepest source of our being. An authentically empowered person is incapable of making anyone or anything a victim. An authentically empowered person is one who is so strong, so empowered, that the idea of using force against another is not a part of his or her consciousness. ~ Gary Zukav
I AM... all that is... I AM ONE... All is One... DL
Monday ~ August 30 ~ 2010
Any idea is an idea. It is a thought. It might have a feeling about it. It might have an image or a memory and maybe a location. All ideas are consciousness. Reality is an idea. It is an idea in consciousness. Reality is what you believe about it but that doesn't make it true. Is there a True Reality? Perhaps. But what does that mean? Think about it. Thinking is the best way to begin. What could be more important than thinking? If you say feeling is more important then you also probably thought about it before it came to your mind. Even as that came to your mind it was a thought. Think about it. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
I think therefore I Am... I feel and have an awareness of that therefore I Am... DL
Sunday ~ August 29 ~ 2010
In turbulent times, in times of great change, people head for the two extremes: fundamentalism and personal, spiritual experience...With no membership lists or even a coherent philosophy or dogma, it is difficult to define or measure the unorganized New Age movement. But in every major U.S. and European city, thousands who seek insight and personal growth cluster around a metaphysical bookstore, a spiritual teacher, or an education center. ~ John Naisbitt
To continue to sort out ideas and seek Truth is life itself... DL
Saturday ~ August 28 ~ 2010
"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." This old saying or proverb, very English indeed, has obvious but deep meaning. Think about it in terms of humankind's spiritual emptiness and how quickly some flock toward anyone with even the pretend glimmer of insight. Raise your sights my hungry creatures it is time for a feast. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
To know what you desire is to be able to reach out and touch it... DL
Friday ~ August 27 ~ 2010
Memories "...light the corners of my mind, misty watercolor memories of the way we were". So much to deal with in one's own mind. I know there are some "spiritual masters" who do not believe that memories have value and that we are supposed to "remember" and then let it go... continuously... so that we are not attached to the earth consciousness or body consciousness or "Maya" and the illusion of this world. But it is my feeling and understanding that through our memories, in a psychological sense of course, to begin with, we can discover who we are, what we misperceived, how it reflects things we need to clarify and yes, let go of, but not because remembering is negative. The whole entire Universe is one big Cosmic Memory and it is in this memory that every thing is held together. Everything is Consciousness therefore everything is Mind and the important thing ultimately is the "Remember" who we really are in the sense of the "I AM"... so remembering like everything else can have its good and bad perspectives though we often learn more from the bad we discover because it is leading us directly to things we need to look at, let go of, and refile within our consciousness and then move on. Sometimes one's memory is so negative one can get to a place where the "Truth" is seen in an abstract way and that "moment" is totally forgotten.... but other times it is understood in its complete unfoldment and no longer controls us within our sense of a personal self. It is more important to remember than to forget but to remember accurately and also to lift up beyond merely the accuracy and perceive the Truth in back of that "time, space and change." That knowledge is "Light" and it will set us free. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
To remember the truth is to know reality... DL
Thursday ~ August 26 ~ 2010
Everything we experience is Consciousness or a manifestation of Consciousness. I am saying this in light of My Space and Facebook and all of the other connecting blogs which are so popular at this time. These are all venues of communication and like all communication you are certainly at your own risk. But that said, these avenues for communication and connecting are expressing Consciousness and its innate attribute of Oneness and Expression. Of course once the human element is introduced with its duality and its insecurities and ignorance and confusion and needs and immaturity there are bound to be issues which cause concern. But as a medium of communication I think what is happening is an incredible manifestation of the Oneness of MIND and we are seeing it in the mirror of our technology of communication. Never before have so many people on this planet been able to communicate instantly all over the world like it can right at this time. Think about this as you ponder the threshold of spiritual awakening that we are now upon. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
To communicate effectively you must be able to listen... DL
Wednesday ~ August 25 ~ 2010
We are on the edge of realizing who we really are. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Be still and perceive yourself as the stranger that you are... DL
Tuesday ~ August 24 ~ 2010
      The development or evolution that is possible for a person on this earth in their lifetime is psychological. The result of that self-generated psychological evolution is spiritual growth. Spiritual growth, psychological evolution, higher consciousness, and developed being all mean essentially the same thing: they are describing a higher level within you. All legitimate paths lead in that direction.
From our ordinary state of consciousness we can have very little understanding about how to actually go about becoming a transformed person. Learning to become self-transcendent requires enlightened instruction from someone who possesses an understanding of esoteric teaching. Ouspensky stated, "You must learn from someone who knows". With that instruction, plus knowledge and practical Work, you can create an understanding which raises your level of consciousness. It is your existence in that higher level that manifests your Real I. This can only be a momentary experience at first but it can be built up by conscious intentionality through doing the Work. So there exists real knowledge of how to go about transforming your level of consciousness but it is a painful arithmetical truth that, although the knowledge and the means are available to everyone at all times, few are interested in esotericism and fewer by far find real permanent evolution in the nature of their character---their Being. ~ Rebecca Nottingham (The Fourth Way and Esoteric Christianity: An Introduction To The Teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff, 2009)
To awaken you must admit you are asleep... then you can begin to know the Self... DL
Monday ~ August 23 ~ 2010
Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever....
Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)
Dream until you awaken from your sleep... then never sleep again... DL
Sunday ~ August 22 ~ 2010
When I began to think for myself, which has been now for some years past I found myself in revolt. I was not satisfied by any teachings, by any authority; I want ed to find out for myself what the World -Teacher meant to me and what the Truth was behind the form of the World-Teacher. Before I began to think for myself1 before I had the capacity to think for myself, I took it for granted that I, Krishnamurti, was the vehicle of the World-Teacher because many people maintained that it was so. But when I began to think, I wanted to find out what was meant by the World-Teacher, what was meant by the taking of a vehicle by the World-Teacher, and what was meant by His manifestation in the world. I am going to be purposely vague, because although I could quite easily make it definite, it is not my intention to do so, because once you define a thing it becomes dead; if you make a thing definite - at least that is what I maintain -you are trying to give an interpretation which in the minds of others will take a definite form and hence they will be bound by that form from which they will have to liberate them selves. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Undo the knots in your mind and you will be free... DL
Saturday ~ August 21 ~ 2010
Learning is an important aspect of gaining the ability to let go. However it isn't in the gathering or hoarding of information that merely crowds out the space within to make change. It should be about looking at the self and all of the aspects of that: what they mean, how are they helping and how are they holding you back, what about the things you discover do you need to increase and which things do you need to decrease. Only you can determine if what you are filling up on when it comes to knowledge is to stay the same and which is helping you change. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Undo the knot in the rope and you will be free... DL
Friday ~ August 20 ~ 2010
Everything has two sides and can be understood in different ways. Sometimes we discover and understand duality and how it affects our life. But also there is Principle which is "out and back" and sometimes is referred to as Yin and Yang, the Male/Female Principle or As Above So Below. In this area of understanding we need to understand that this Cosmic Principle or Universal Law of "out and back is based on Oneness and it is here where we begin to really understand the difference between Illusion and Reality. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Breathe in deep and let go of not knowing... exhale and know that you are wisdom... DL
Thursday ~ August 19 ~ 2010
It isn't in learning more stuff that will set you free. If you were a bird that needed to be set free one would understand that there was something holding you down, gravity, weight, baggage, burdens, something which had to become loosened and let go of and then you could fly. So it is with true spiritual freedom, it is in the letting go, not the piling on of more knowledge which shall set you free. There may be some tools and techniques which you will learn to aid in this process but in time, or outside of time, even they must be left behind." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Unlearn what you believe and retain that which you know to be Truth... DL
Wednesday ~ August 18 ~ 2010
Dealing with the concept of "place" is fascinating. Any "place" symbolizes "where you are at" or a given "state of consciousness." If you are moving, you are going to a "new place" or a "new" or "different state of consciousness." If you are lost and do not know "where you are at" then your state of consciousness is not located or "centered." A place is never ever really a physical place since physicality it a state of consciousness. Thus the concept of one's path is also reflective of that understanding. Your life is a series of journeys in "the world" but a deeper understanding of this being a Life's Expedition and how that relates to changes in consciousness is very important. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Go forth and prosper... development who you are... DL
Tuesday ~ August 17 ~ 2010
Do not fear the unknown. Even logically you should know the facts about anything. But once you know the "Truth" and you discover the Divinity within you as you, fear will disappear. This is True. You will no longer have fear. You will no longer worry or have stress. Oh on occasion you will need to reflect on what you know to be True but then you can let go and feel the Presence of that which is... True... and know that all is well within you and without you. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Rise up into your Higher Self... and know you have nothing to fear... DL
Monday ~ August 16 ~ 2010
"THE IMPERSONAL LIFE is the book that Elvis "had been looking for all his life." Why? Because as ALL Elvis biographers tell us, it spoke to him in such a clear understanding voice. It was so dear to Elvis that he began sharing it with the world by giving copies away by the case. It was ground zero for his self-exploration and spiritual awareness. Here, Elvis found food for his soul, and he devoured it." (E-book site for book)
I, the I AM of you, bring to you this My Message, My living Word, as I have brought to you everything in life, be it book or "Master" to teach you that I and I alone, your own True Self, AM The Teacher for you, the only Teacher and the only God, Who is and always has been providing you not only with the Bread and Wine of Life, but with all things needed for your physical, mental and spiritual growth and sustenance.
Therefore that which appeals to YOU, as you read, is MY Message, spoken to your outer human consciousness from within, and is but a confirmation of that which the I AM of you always knew within, but had not yet translated in definite, tangible terms to your outer consciousness.
Likewise, all that ever appealed to You, coming from some outward expression, was but the confirmation of My Word already spoken within. The outward expression was the avenue or means I chose at the time through which to reach and impress your human or self consciousness.
I AM not your human mind, nor its child, the intellect. They are but the expression of your Being, as you are the expression of My Being; they are but phases of your human personality, as You are a phase of My Divine Impersonality. ~ Joseph S. Brenner (The Impersonal Life)
Rise up into your Higher Self... know the I AM of who you are... DL
Sunday ~ August 15 ~ 2010
[Psychoanalysis] is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. ~Karen Horney (Our Inner Conflicts, 1945)
The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises. ~ Sigmund Freud
The thoughts we have come from somewhere and they continue to build roads we often do not want to go. It is important to be able to change our thoughts, our consciousness, in order that a Destiny may begin to emerge. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Follow the bread crumbs of your Higher Self... they will lead you out of the maze... DL
Saturday ~ August 14 ~ 2010
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. ~Buddha
Look at the inner meaning of the words you use... discover the Truth... DL
Friday ~ August 13 ~ 2010
The Need to persevere...
Analyze your own abilities and find what you are best fitted to do. Then set about the task of doing your chosen work
to the very best of your ability, and do not for an instant doubt your own capabilities. Perhaps they may be dwarfed and enfeebled by years of morbid thought; but if you persist in a self-respecting and self-reliant and God-trusting course of thinking, your powers will increase and your capabilities strengthen. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (The Heart of the New Thought)
Look beyond yourself to see what you can do... DL
Thursday ~ August 12 ~ 2010
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
...Piet Mondrian
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -- Mark Twain
I shut my eyes in order to see. ~ Paul Gauguin
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Look life in the face and know that everything good has your hand in the process because everything you perceive is projected by your own mind. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Look beyond yourself to see who you really are... DL
Wednesday ~ August 11 ~ 2010
The seriousness of real study of the Self and of spiritual and metaphysical ideas is that your consciousness will change and it will change in the sense of an advanced state. This will change your world. Your world is currently, and always, an outpicturing of your consciousness. And as you change your thinking, so does the film portrayed in your Universe change as well. Thus the statement, "Change your Mind, Change your world." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Choose to be different... be yourself... DL
Tuesday ~ August 10 ~ 2010
Freedom comes from understanding the truth of every word and every nuance of meaning within each word and obtaining the recognition of that meaning in the Absolute. As you begin to achieve this you will feel the bondage of human consciousness gradually disappear from your Being. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
One must continually strive to realize that Earth is Heaven in Reality... ~ DL
Monday ~ August 9 ~ 2010
To Achieve Success...
Believe absolutely in your own God-given power to overcome anything and everything. Think of yourself as performing miracles with God's aid. Desire success so intensely that you attract it as the magnet attracts the steel. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (The Heart of the New Thought)
Look beyond the visible and perceive the invisible which has always been there... DL
Sunday ~ August 8 ~ 2010
COURAGE
I died as mineral and became plant.I died as plant and rose to animal.I died as animal and I was man.Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? —Jalaoddin Rumi, 1207-1273 (Anthology of Islamic Literature, ed. James Kritzeck)
One must die in order to be born again... ~ DL
Saturday ~ August 7 ~ 2010
Freedom is an innate quality of life but we must recognize that this must be accepted by all others in our community. This is why the Constitution was created in the United States. We must begin to focus on the metaphysical aspects of the Constitution and begin to understand why there are provisions to protect us from anyone denying us our rights. ~ Richard Kula
Freedom is the state of not being enslaved... ~ DL
Friday ~ August 6 ~ 2010
Love has more to do with looking at oneself than it does looking at someone else. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Love is when Oneness with Reality is experienced and accepted as your identity. ~ DL
Thursday ~ August 5 ~ 2010
True Reality- Of this there is no academic proof in the world; For it is hidden, hidden, and hidden. - Jalaludin Rumi
It can be understood and utilized to change one's consciousness... contact Q.M.I. - DL
Wednesday ~ August 4 ~ 2010
There is nothing that you cannot achieve which is the betterment of who you are and the life that you live. Anything less than perfection is something which can be resolved in your life, here and now. Know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free. Learn to understand what this really means. It isn't religious truth. It is Truth in a mathematical sense whose root is Infinity and this reality is that which is in back of time, space and change. You must come to know and accept that this Reality is who you really are. Knowing this will change all things that you have ever known. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Is that all there is? yYes, then indeed, let's keep dancing... to the music of Infinity... DL
Tuesday ~ August 3 ~ 2010
Are you not seeking Good? Why do you move your right hand? You move it to get your Good. Why do you breathe? You breathe to get your Good. Why do the stones lie still and wait? They are waiting for their Good. Why does the fly? It flies for its Good. Everything moves and waits for its Good. So you see that the Good draws everything. The Good which you and I want governs everything we do. Therefore the Good which you are seeking is your God. ~ Emma Curtis Hopkins (Scientific Christian Mental Practice)
The word God comes from the word "good". If God is that which is the Truth and God is infinite then goodness is infinite and it is all there is. Reach out and receive it. ~ DL
Monday ~ August 2 ~ 2010
The Circle has healing power. In the Circle, we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Sacred Circle is designed to create unity. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree and every plant. It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet. ~ Dave (Chief, Oglala Lakota: Native American Quotes)
The "Circle" is that place of Oneness... where you are One with the Father... DL
Sunday ~ August 1 ~ 2010
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. ~ Gandhi
Keep your Consciousness open to Truth for that Wholeness will be your identity... DL


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