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Tuesday ~ November 30 ~ 2010
The student in a metaphysical situation usually wrestles with new ideas and knows that he or she wants to learn but at the same time letting go is so difficult. At some point they realize that if they are to really make spiritual advances they must be honest with him or herself and simply let go of the man-state thinking and move along toward understanding the Higher Principles. It is at that point where Self-Observation kicks in and change and metanoias really begin to occur and real growth begins to take place. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The letting go is the hardest part and the holding on is the easiest... DL
Monday ~ November 29 ~ 2010
The Teacher must look into the eyes and reach out to the student knowing that they know and that they desire to know more. In this way a vacuum is created in which the ultimate Intention is realized and the acceptance of Reality is at hand. For some the "Truth" is punishment or pain or rejection or restraint because they feel so separate from it but for others the "Truth" is a blessing, euphoria, oneness, freedom because they look into the eyes of Immortality and realize it is their own Destiny. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The point to observation is to discover that which is... DL
Sunday ~ November 28 ~ 2010
I was reading about the importance of asking the right questions. To show that everything, even the most minute of details is ultimately important, amidst a glorious and infinite universe, that even in neglect from our own ignorance or simply overlooked because of inattention, it becomes clear that through the observation of even asking the wrong questions, many valuable lessons can be learned. In a technique I call "walking around the chair" one can observe and self observe and even self encounter all that occurs and within themselves they can discover important and valuable lessons in why we do not do certain things or why we do not ask specific questions. When we acknowledge that "who we think we are" is an illusion because who we really are is part of The Mind of God, or the Holy One, or Consciousness, or Infinite Mind... then looking at the life we once thought was our own, is not so painful. It is but a shadow which does not really matter once we become aware their our True Identity is the Light. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The point to observation is for the eye to finally come to rest upon Truth... DL
Saturday ~ November 27 ~ 2010
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. ~ Bernard Malamud
We must all become writers if only in our minds. We must view our surroundings with objectivity. We must observe ourselves and step outside of the bias which claims that what we see is who we are. We must discover who we really are and then without false humility come to realize the Divinity we are connected to.
The point to changing consciousness is to fulfill a destiny for children yet unborn... DL
Friday ~ November 26 ~ 2010
The only reason to make spiritual or psychological changes is to feel better about yourself. If you don't care to feel better, don't change. It's simple. And the axiom with this is that people change when it is more painful to stay the same than it is to change. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar, Q.M.I.
Change is the process of life making its way back to perfection....DL
Thursday ~ November 25 ~ 2010
The only thing constant in life is change. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
One forgives to the degree that one loves. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere ~ François de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Insight comes from above and within and it arrives like magic...DL
Wednesday ~ November 24 ~ 2010
And to be sure the distance of the heart is pure
where vacancies remember charms and cure the void of warmth
Under scores of tempermental gods of wind
she is ironing curtains and catching drops of rain ~ Zachary Lange
Love is where you find the strength that erases the lonliness of isolation.. DL
Tuesday ~ November 23 ~ 2010
For What It's Worth ~ Stephen Stills (with adapted lyrics by Derek Lamar)
There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with an X-ray over there
Telling me I must be prepared
They think it's time to grope, children, that's what I found
Everybody look who's going down
There're chalk lines being drawn
Nobody fights and everybody's gone
Free people speaking their minds
Not wanting such assistance to touch my behind
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that beep
Everybody look who's trying to peekWhat a field-day for the elite
Thousands of people in the street
Screaming out and knocking down signs
Mostly say, please won't you step aside
It's time we stop, hey, don't touch my junk
Everybody look what's in my trunk
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your country it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the TSA comes and they take you away
I think it's time we stop, people, what's that sound
Anne Frank screaming don't let it go down
Everybody must stop doing what they say
Stop until they go away
Everybody stand for more than a ride
Stop, and reach somewhere deep inside
You be the hero that leads the demonstration
Stand firm and stand tall to really save this Nation.
Facing ourselves in order to be set free... DL
Monday ~ November 22 ~ 2010
There is not really a "Parallel Universe" but rather it is the appearance of a separate universe. The Reality is that there is only One True Reality (Univese) and that the other realm we are used to experiencing is an illusion or a shadow reality if you will. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Healing of the mind is the revealing of Reality... DL
Sunday ~ November 21 ~ 2010
There is so much out there to learn about. It is difficult to decide where to start. I guess the important thing is to start with yourself. It is not selfish to deal with yourself when you understand that who you are and how that can be improved is a blessing to everyone around you. The more aware you are of who you are the more you will be able to help others. The advancing of our Consciousness is so important especially in times like these. I always tell people it isn't an accident that they showed up here. Email us and we can help lead you to the answers you seek. Thank you, Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Healing of the mind is the beginning of spiritual liberation... DL
Saturday ~ November 20 ~ 2010
I practice Reiki on regular basis and on one occasion while I was doing the energy work a thought came to me. I was to use my breath to help clear the pain away. I told the person I was working on “When you feel my breath blowing over you, picture in your mind all of the hurt, the pain, the darkness associated with the afflicted area being carried away deep into Mother Earth where she can dissipate it."
The pain was in the back. The next day, less than 8 hours later, all of the pain was gone. I have done this a number of times now and it helps the Reiki work at a much deeper level.
All of our pain can be healed from within with our own energy. We have to just let go of the negativity and darkness around the area and allow all of the beautiful energy from the Universe to be brought into our bodies to heal. ~ Alcyone (Saviors of Earth)
Healing is the acceptance of the complete Truth as we let go of the error... DL
Friday ~ November 19 ~ 2010
Forgiveness is not for the other person. It is for you. To forgive someone is to be at peace with yourself and to know that you no longer need to carry that anger, hatred, bitterness, disappointment, shame, whatever it is. And you can let it go. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Forgiveness is to "give for" a new state of consciousness... DL
Thursday ~ November 18 ~ 2010
Lyrics from Gnarls Barkley song Crazy

I remember when, I remember
I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place
Even your emotions have an echo in so much space
And when you're out there without care
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?...... Possibly
And I hope that you are
Having the time of your life
But think twice
That's my only advice
Come on now, who do you
Who do you, who do you, who do you think you are?
Ha ha ha, bless your soul
You really think you're in control?
Well, I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
Just like me
My heroes had the heart
To lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember
Is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little
Ever since I was little
It looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done
But maybe I'm crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Maybe we're crazy...... Probably
Sanity is knowing who you really are and comfortable with that... DL
Wednesday ~ November 17 ~ 2010
God is all there is and we discuss it and talk about it but actually it is all going on in our MIND since there is only ONE MIND and GOD cannot be broken up into parts. Yes God expresses himself/herself/(male female principle here: Out and Back, As Above So Below) and all of this can be express infinitely because God is infinite therefore infinite variety is a reality but also ONENESS is the ultimate reality of all of that and that again remains with you reading this wondering if it is really true. The only way to write this out so that none of this is true is to come up with some Biblical scenario which contains much of this but only as much as we can handle and then pass that down for generations. Jesus said: "Even before Abraham ever was, I AM." Does that not make more sense when you realize that you too can make this statement. Abraham represents the illusion of consciousness because it talks about a human being which is based on separateness. So Jesus recognizes someone from the past and says that he existed even before that. This is the "I AM" consciousness being discussed by him. "The I AM" is infinite and inclusive, absolute and Consciousness. The I AM is that awareness that you are Consciousness, One with God, the same yesterday, today and forever. It isn't philosophy, religion or science fiction, it is Truth. You are Truth. You are ONE. You are all there is. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Going On Knowing "lesson")
And in the end you will know that it is true as you begin again... DL
Tuesday ~ November 16 ~ 2010
The fact that we are asleep to much of truth does not make our illusion or delusion true. It simply means that we all must do more work to "Wake Up" and begin to work our way up that hill until we can look out and see it all at once. You will have moments of spiritual insight and feel that sense of Oneness even though you cannot put it all into words. There are no words at that point. There is I AM. There is I AM ALL there is. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
And in the end you will discover the beginning... DL
Monday ~ November 15 ~ 2010
As rough as times may appear to be in the coming months and years, this is not reality. This is the turmoil of our belief systems and not the Reality which creates the opportunity of Infinite Ideas to be made manifest based on Wholeness, Completeness, Perfection, Harmony, Balance and so on. Remember that of the many situations you find yourself in, this is your awareness of it and not the truth. The Truth is whole, complete and perfect and has nothing to do with the illusion you are perceiving. Keep your focus on the Truth and the illusion will fade away and opportunities which are of your desires will become your new reality. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
And perfection is in the Mind of God and you are that Mind... DL
Sunday ~ November 14 ~ 2010
I believe humanity was born from conflict. Maybe that’s why in all of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. In the end, it’s as natural as the air we breathe. At some point, we’re forced to face the truth. Ourselves. ~ spoken by Penelope Garcia (character on Criminal Minds)
And still self-observation is the beginning of waking up... DL
Saturday ~ November 13 ~ 2010
My mother was of the sky
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it's worth
I'm lonely wanna die
~ The Beatles
And death of the ego is the doorway to the soul... DL
Friday ~ November 12 ~ 2010
The goal of mankind is knowledge ... Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man 'knows', should, in strict psychological language, be what he 'discovers' or 'unveils'; what man 'learns' is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda
And as you reach down deep within, see the seeker coming toward you and know it is you... Derek Lamar
Thursday ~ November 11 ~ 2010
Things are unfolding as they always do but now is the time to become more aware of deeper areas of our consciousness which reveal to us who we really are. In know that you will have received the key to a Higher Understanding. This alone will take you where you need to go. Be safe in this Truth. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
And change if done for the right reasons will have the right results... DL
Wednesday ~ November 10 ~ 2010
Love is the recognition of the Truth which is in back of time, space and change even if you don't understand it. But you feel it. It is about being connected and not pulling back. It is about understanding and being at One. It is about caring because it means something to you. Love is the feeling we have which is totally representative of the attributes of Reality in the same sense as God expresses the wholeness in that Universal sense of Being: all thinking, everywhere present, all powerful.... but all within the SELF. No fear, no shame, no rejection. All loving and at peace. I love you all. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make... Beatles
Tuesday ~ November 9 ~ 2010
Our reality is frozen in time when it comes to memories. We live in a jig-saw puzzle of recollections and with blank spots and many pieces missing. It's not like we can find all of the side pieces and work it outside in. That would be handy. I think I do try that and probably you do to. Sometimes I remember someone's name and of course if their image comes to mind it usually is from when I last saw them. Makes sense. But think about that with regards to all of our memories about people, our feelings, beliefs, hopes, angers, sadness--- it is difficult to believe we have ever had a real sense of reality when we have to do an exercise like that. How much do we believe based on incomplete information. This is the dilemma with "Truth". We cannot emcompass infinity so we believe what is "true" is just a tiny wadded up piece of reality which we grab for when we are desperate. But most of the time we don't even recognize it when we see and it just fades away before we even know what it was. This is why learning about Truth and doing "Work" to change our conciousness can truly change our lives. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
I forgot to remember to forget her... Elvis Presley
Monday ~ November 8 ~ 2010
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. ~ Ken S. Keyes, Jr. (Handbook to Higher Consciousness)
You always have the doorway to everything that is... right inside... DL
Sunday ~ November 7 ~ 2010
Thoughts and feelings are both part of consciousness. The intellect is dealing with thoughts and the emotional center is dealing with feelings. Both come from the Consciousness of an individual and each relate aspects of the Self from different points of view. A person sees something and has thoughts about it and feelings about it. It is really difficult to say which comes first. It is also impossible to imagine that at some point there isn't already information that one is drawing upon from the very beginning. This is because there is no "very beginning" since in Reality there is no beginning. The Essence of what we are is Beingness and it is both thoughts and feelings in that ultimate state of Oneness. We separate these impulses, reactions, through our consciousness of duality and we end up with emotions and thoughts. Many meditations have the reverse process where one becomes "still" and every time they are drawn into a thought or feeling or idea they are supposed to stop and let it go. Not deny it, but allow its moment and rather than dwelling on it, letting it go and moving on in the stillness of being. There is nothing wrong with thinking and feeling but we also need to become acquainted with the process of letting go in order to be able to achieve spiritual moments and rise above the human state of consciousness in order to discover who we really are. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Rising above the actions and reactions to discover one's Self.. DL
Saturday ~ November 6 ~ 2010
There are times when it truly is difficult to discern between reality and illusion. And there are so many levels. Is this "real life?" Are we perceiving only a distorted version of consciousness based on our own madness? Or is this really all connected throughout the universe and ultimately there is some grand meaning to it all? In the end, or without end, it hardly matters. Our choice ultimately is whether or not we wish to know the Truth. We want to know the Truth about Reality on some level and any level other than the real Reality would be worthless. Therefore stubborn soldiers march onward to discover the Truth within and make it sooner rather than later. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Moving forward is always to get closer to the Self.. DL
Friday ~ November 5 ~ 2010
Faith is a state of openness or trust. To have faith is like when you trust yourself to the water. You don't grab hold of the water when you swim, because if you do you will become stiff and tight in the water, and sink. You have to relax, and the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging, and holding on. In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe becomes a person who has no faith at all. Instead they are holding tight. But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. ~ Alan Watts (1915-1973)
Faith is the type of believing which actually is knowing... DL
Thursday ~ November 4 ~ 2010
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go. ~ Bernard Malamud
The error is in thinking we are plain people. We are not plain people. The Truth is we are not even people, we are Consciousness. We perceive ourselves as physical beings in a holographic reality which is real, in a sense, but not real as it actually is. It is real as "mind unfolding" but our sleep-state causes us to feel separate from this reality and the many layers of reality until we create a Universe of delusion Once we begin to understand the Truth about Reality the pieces begin to fall into place. We are not plain people. We are the Answer which is the Self we are struggling to wake up to. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The mind is a playground of dreams or a puzzle we can unlock... DL
Wednesday ~ November 3 ~ 2010
Yesterday's quote was interesting because it was a sort of off the wall kind of dialogue. I thought it was effective though. Sometimes we need that just to relax and get to know each other. The whole Teaching process is really an exercise in communication on many levels. We deal with our self and how we feel about ourself. That means the things we feel confident about: those that are real and those that are imagined. Those that we use as cover-ups and those we seriously and objectively have come to realize are assets and results achieved through personal "Work." Then we must deal with others. In dealing with others we have to try to be objective and learn how to separate who they think they are, who we think they are and who they really are. But they never cease to be a mirror on some level so at some point you find that no matter what, you are dealing with your self and what you think about it whether it is in a mirror or reflected in another person who acts as a mirror but in different ways. Maybe they are the opposite as you, or maybe you just think they are. Then when you get all of that out of the way you have to simply let "Mind" have its way with you. In doing so you are constantly trying to be awake and aware but still loose enough to focus on the situation and the person or people but allow that "self" which is your "True Self" speak through you, as you. Ultimately you come to know that this "Self" actually is "YOU." And it is the "I AM" we refer to when talking about the "I AM." But also some times that self is saying things which come from the collective unconscious that need to be said because those things help that person or those people feel comfortable or connected. Then you have to let that information go as being a part of you and simply know that it was just "Mind unfolding" and was appropriate to the moment. But still, in all of this, quietly within yourself, you must remain objective and observe what is coming from you so that you will know if your "human self" of constructs or reactions are responding in any of this or through this and whether or not it is something you will need to deal with later on. This is because even though you might think you are dealing with other people, still... you are always dealing with your "self." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The Mind and the Heart are having a field day with your imagination... DL... LOL
Tuesday ~ November 2 ~ 2010
I responded earlier to a memo sent my way: "I appreciate your suggestion (of contributing writings to a Theosophical website). I went to the website but don't quite know how, why or what I would contribute. I have a hard time already spreading myself thin... the only thing thin about me... but nonetheless.... I don't see how anything I could or would contribute could be of any help to anyone. Actually I find, especially in groups such as this, more and more, that most people already know what they know and rarely are looking for "teachers" or "material presented in a teaching sense" unless it is a live forum and one gives a talk, presents a class or a seminar, etc. In fact years ago I ran into someone who said that "they didn't believe in Teachers" and I was amused and realized that what they meant was that we are all students and we are all teachers, etc., etc., and all very esoteric and very spiritual and very thought provoking but when the dust settles and the clouds move on the psychologist in me says: "They just don't want anyone telling them what to do." It is a mommy daddy thing and they feel unloved and any kind of instruction is someone controlling them and therefore they have that reaction. But I asked him if he didn't read books and to which he responded "yes of course I read all of the time." I said "Then those authors or books are your teachers" and he just didn't know how to respond to that. But then the psychologist in me said, "Well, if they are teachers in books they are absent and cannot control you and you can always accept what they say or deny it." Which of course you could do with your parents but they didn't and felt smothered for their entire lifetime. Lost. Trapped. Unable to learn. You can't learn from books like you can from a live Teacher. The Live presentation involves a Higher Consciousness which the room becomes one within the Collective Mind, the collective unconscious, and healings of mind and soul can take place since the Mind doesn't resist in the same human way which follows patterns and habits and suddenly they are lifted up and raised up to the mountain and later sat down next to the pond of contemplation and all is well in that world and no one knows the wiser. LOL Why I think I just had my own moment. LOL" ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The Mind and the Heart are having a strange love affair within humanity... DL
Monday ~ November 1 ~ 2010
Primitive but perceptive peoples---though officially 'underdeveloped'---have been using thought-transmission for centuries. And the literature of the subject---far too voluminous to be quoted here---offers more well-attested proof of thought-transmission than most scientists can muster to support their pet theories. ~Edward Russell (Design For Destiny, 1973)
Many of the so-called 'underdeveloped' peoples in the world today are not 'underdeveloped' but rather they are somewhat living in a limbo dream-world in many ways. It is my theory that many of these people are remnants of civilizations which existed at a time before our "history" records homo-sapiens in the same manner that history does little to record Atlantis or Lamuria. Some of these peoples could be the American Indians, Hawaiians or many in the Pacific rim, Aboriginal, Maori, etc. These species contain within their race consciousness, deep in their phylogenetic memory, the knowledge which is used instinctly, in ways that we refer to as psychic or sixth sense. They often do not seem to adapt to our culture because a part of them sleeps in their emotions and they feel almost like they were abducted even though actually they simply are between worlds and as yet their sense of self needs to be fully realized or awakened spiritually to truly set them free. Many in the rest of the world feel this as well but they are on paths to discover who they are and do not feel lost as much as simply "truth seekers" or "travelers" on a journey of discovery. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
The Earth is a planet of self-discovery... all must wake up... DL

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