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Spiritual Quote of the Day: January 2012
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Tuesday ~ January 31, 2012
"A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.” ~ Paul Davies
I forgot to remember to forget Eternity
Monday ~ January 30, 2012
"Everything originates in mind. Begin now to school your impulses and your feelings. Your ideals are the parents of your impulses and your feelings. Whatever your ideals may have been in the past, the impulses and the feelings generated by them will be supplanted by the offspring of more sublime ideals, as these are adopted and cherished by you.
Anything now in your life can be resolved into its mental form; as a mental form it can be reduced and finally erased. Dismissal by erasure is the one sure method of winning freedom from the undesirable. To attempt to repress is folly; the thing continues to grow, and it becomes malformed. It does not stay hidden, but comes forth, ugly and forbidding. Then you say, "I do not know why this thing came into my life. I never invited it." You consciously did not invite it, but you shaped it, and what the mind shapes will come into the manifest. Your salvation lies in erasing the causes of things unwholesome in your life. Your life is what you think: Think straight, and life will become straight for you." ~ Imelda Shanklin (What Are You?, 1929)
My thoughts to your thoughts, my mind to your mind"... Star Trek (Vulcan "Mind-Meld")
Sunday ~ January 29, 2012
Certain teachings compare man to a house of four rooms. Man lives in one room, the smallest and poorest of all, and until he is told of it, he does not suspect the existence of the other rooms which are full of treasures. When he does learn of this he begins to seek the keys to these rooms and especially the fourth, the most important, room. And when a man has found his way into this room he really becomes the master of his house, for only then does the house belong to him wholly and forever. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff (20th Century Mystic)
The Path One Takes is a Journey to the Inner Self
Happy Birthday Nancy ~
Saturday ~ January 28, 2012
Do you still think that Hawaiians are just folks who enjoy a good song and dance? Well, even the hula h
as some surprises for you. It has a power beyond the martial arts. the lower, basic forms of the martial arts such as karate oppose energy, battling it head-on in an effort to control it. Higher forms, even Jujitsu, seek to redirect energy by bypassing it or turning it back on itself in an effort to gain control. The hula, however, goes a step further. The dancer seeks initially neither to control nor direct energy. The hula teaches that when the energy of the life-force flows uninterrupted from the feet up through the hips (another key) and with joy out through the fingertips, the dancer is in a perfect state of grace with all life." ~ Pila of Hawaii (The Secrets & Mysteries of Hawaii: A Call To The Soul)
Planetary Crossroads and the Key to Our Future
Friday ~ January 27, 2012
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. ~ Lillian DeWaters (The "I AM THAT I AM", 1938)
To awake from my sleep... is to be released from this human dream
Thursday ~ January 26, 2012
Stand straight and strong and free, unfettered and unbound, acknowledge your divine and glorious heritage of health and plenty, peace and joy, the birthright that was you from the beginning and now awaits your acceptance. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee. All things whatsoever you pray and ask for, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be made full. ~ Mary L. Kupferle (God Never Fails, Unity)
Reach up and look into your own mind
Wednesday ~ January 25, 2012
If I tell you that I want you to relax for a meditative experience and that I want you to imagine a beautiful Zen garden as far as you can see without moving and that I am going to paint a circle in the sky that is going to float downward toward the pond near the center of your vision you will become totally occupied with this experience. If the circle however drops too fast your sense of calmness will escape and if the circle moves too slowly you will lose interest and visions of other objects will catch your attention or thoughts will begin to creep into your consciousness and your meditation will turn into a boring recollection. It then will become that small spectrum of speed and attention span which will capture that quiet secret place deep inside of you where you can discover that peace which is truly you. How sad that we create so much busy activity around us or that we actually require distractions to save us from having to give up our self-destructive impulses. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
It was Zen that I could see, it is Now that I'm set free
Tuesday ~ January 24, 2012
As the writer Alice A. Bailey has said: "Intuition is the ability to arrive at knowledge through the activity of some innate sense, apart from the reasoning or logical process. It comes into activity when the resources of the lower mind have been used, explored and exhausted. Then, and only then, the true intuition begins to function. It is the sense of synthesis, the ability to think in wholes and to touch the world of causes." ~ John K. Williams (The Wisdom of Your Subconscious Mind, 1964)
One must exhaust all erroneous feelings if they are to truly let go of error
Monday ~ January 23, 2012
There is a Universal Mind, Spirit, Intelligence that is the origin of everything. It is First Cause. It is God. This Universal Life and Energy finds an outlet in and through all that is energized and through everything that lives. There is One Life back of everything that lives. There is One Energy back of all that is energized. This Energy is in everything. There is One Spirit back of all expression. That is the meaning of that mystical saying: "In Him we live, and move, and have our being." (Acts 17:28) ~ Ernest Holmes (Religious Science, 1932
All is One and One is All
Thoughts are things, so we find that different kinds of thoughts become different kinds of things. Thought is always creative; it must always create after its own type. It must always give form to something, and the something to which it gives form is not a thing of itself, because the thought that creates the form is a product of the thinker. The thinker comes first, then the thought, and then the form. ~ Ernest Holmes (Thoughts Are Things, 1967
Thought is all there is, mind you... DL
Sunday ~ January 22, 2012
Inquiring minds long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena, and into themselves... Socrates' words, 'know thyself' remain an imperative for all those who seek true knowledge and bein
g. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
Inquiring minds wanna know
Saturday ~ January 21, 2012
It is marvelous! As this word is being written, the room is filled with Light, all of which will our out on you, and you will find something new, a stirring within, an awakening, and a tendency to sing within -- an inner awareness which is suddenly arousing itself. Just as in the legends, when the Prince touched the lips of the Sleeping Beauty, a great stirring -- a great awakening, was suddenly brought to the whole castle and estates -- life and joy began to express themselves in the new day -- the new pattern. So the Prince of Revelation has touched your lips and you are awakening from the death-sleep induced by the hypnotism of human thinking. It is wonderful! ~ Walter Clemow Lanyon (I Came, 1943)
It is marvelous! It is wonderful!
Friday ~ January 20, 2012
From the Kung Fu television series:
[after easily defeating the boy in combat] Ha ha, never assume because a man has no eyes he cannot see. Close your eyes. What do you hear?
I hear the water, I hear the birds.
Do you hear your own heartbeat?
Do you hear the grasshopper that is at your feet?
[looking down and seeing the insect] Old man, how is it that you hear these things?
Young man, how is it that you do not?
(From that point forward Young Caine was referred to as "Grasshopper".)
Be still and
listen, you will
hear music from Eternity, it is playing for you... DL
Thursday ~ January 19, 2012
The world is nothing. We are nothing. Our life in this world is nothing but dreams and images. As such, why do we keep struggling? If the person who is asleep knew he was dreaming, should he suffer from his nightmare? ~ Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (translated by Dr. Nevit Oguz Ergin / Crazy As We Are: selected Rubais from Divan-i Kebir)
I AM God, besides me there is nothing
Wednesday ~ January 18, 2012
If a man could kill all his illusions, he'd become a god. ~ Colin Wilson
Even without going out of the door, one can know the whole world. ~ Lao-tzu
Attention leads to immortality. Carelessness leads to death. Those who pay attention will not die, while the careless are as good as dead already. - Gautama Buddha
To be in good company, one must speak to himself as God
Tuesday ~ January 17, 2012
You believe in the God who plays dice, and I in complete law and order in a world which objectively exists, and which I, in a wildly speculative way, am trying to capture. I firmly believe, but I hope that someone will discover a more realistic way, or rather a more tangible basis than it has been my lot to find. Even the great initial success of the Quantum Theory does not make me believe in the fundamental dice-game, although I am well aware that our younger colleagues interpret this as a consequence of senility. No doubt the day will come when we will see whose instinctive attitude was the correct one. (Albert Einstein to Max Born, On Quantum Theory, 1944)
Quantum Metaphysics at Q.M.I. reveals a Unified Field Theory which contains the Quantum variables... DL
Monday ~ January 16, 2012
It used to be stated that Einstein revealed to humanity that “nothing is solid” but in fact everything is “atoms and molecules.” Now with further development we are beginning to understand that all of these particles and waves have created a non-physical Quantum realm in which there are leaps and jumps from here to there and that even the speed of light is questioned as to whether or not quarks and tachyons have influence and how is it that what can be observed can be altered simply by thought or consciousness. Are their parallel universes? Is there even a universe or is it simply the MIND of GOD? ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Mystical Journey)
Change Your Mind, Change Your World ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Sunday ~ January 15, 2012
On one side are those who believe all childhood memories are legitimate, including those that have been repressed. Would children lie about such issues as abuse? On the other side are those who claim to be falsely accused. They are convinced that therapists are introducing these ideas to the alleged victim. And they have suffered extreme pain, especially when they are accused falsely by their own children. Major controversy exists in the psychology community, on radio and television, and among the general public concerning the truth of memories. What is this all about? Why is this topic so controversial and so emotionally charged? ~ Arlys Norcross McDonald, Ph.D. (Repressed Memories: Can You Trust Them?, 1995)
There are beliefs, there are facts, and then there is the truth... in that order
Saturday ~ January 14, 2012
These students had learned by this time, as had the multitudes and as had the critical representatives of the Jewish faith who had listened to His teachings and carefully watched His demonstrations, that Jesus spoke with a power and an authority that no preacher had ever used before. John the Baptist had performed many wonderful manifestations of divine power, but he never convinced his witnesses of the source and nature of that power as had Jesus in a few years. Jesus did not implore; He did not beg of them that for their own sake they should follow His advice. He did not merely point out to them a Path that would lead to the establishment of a new kingdom or take them on their journey through life to the highest goal of their spiritual ambitions. He came to change their ways and said it in a manner that convinced most of them that He might even go so far as to force them to obey and make it necessary for them to do so by the performance of greater miracles than the raising of the dead or the curing of the sick. ~ H. Spencer Lewis, F.R.C., Ph.D. (The Secret Doctrines of Jesus,1937)
Consciousness is Authority: I AM Authority
Friday ~ January 13, 2012
How, precisely did life begin? What physical and chemical processes can transform nonliving matter into a living organism? This much tougher problem remains one of the great scientific challenges of our age. It is currently being tackled by an army of chemists, biologists, astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians. On the basis of their research, many of them fervently conclude that the laws of nature are, to put it bluntly, rigged in favor of life. They expect that life will form wherever conditions permit --- not just on Mars, but throughout the universe; and, more provocatively, in a test tube. If they are right, it will mean that life is part of the natural order of things, and that we are not alone. ~ Paul Davies (The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life, 1999)
Consciousness is life, and life is consciousness... all that exists is thought
Thursday ~ January 12, 2012
"To take life philosophically, therefore, is to be content; and contentment is the master of every situation. It knows neither riches nor poverty, neither sorrows nor joys. It often happens that people with money, health, and all the comforts of material life are discontented and unhappy. Happiness is not the result of wealth and luxuries, but of spiritual understanding and knowledge of the purpose of life. Life is greater and more important than all material things around it. ~ George M. Lamsa (Gems of Wisdom, 1966)
If, then, everything in life has a purpose, and from everything we learn a lesson, let us change our outlook on the things that surround us, and give life a new emphasis. Let us look on suffering, poverty, and injustice not as a punishment from God, or any other source, but as the result of our own thoughts and actions; and let us learn lessons from them for a larger and happier life. ~ George M. Lamsa (Gems of Wisdom, 1966)
Know Thyself, and you will know Thy Self completely... DL
Wednesday ~ January 11, 2012
"We are not aliens in a strange universe governed by an outside God; we are parts of a developing whole, all enfolded in an embracing and interpenetrating love, of which we too, each to other, sometimes experience the joy too deep for words." ~ Sir Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) Man and the Universe
"To look upon the world as undivine is a speculative aberration. God is not jealous of his own works. The world is an abyss of nothingness, if we take away its roots in the Divine." ~ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) Fragments of a Confession
"In the heart of all things, of whatever there is in the universe, dwells the Lord." ~ The Upanishads"
After long study and experience, I have come to the conclusion that (1) all religions are true; (2) all religions have some error in them; (3) all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism, in as much as all human beings should be as dear to one as one's own close relatives. My own veneration for other faiths is the same as that for my own faith; therefore no thought of conversion is possible. The aim of the Fellowship should be to help a Hindu to become a better Hindu, a Mussalman to become a better Mussalman, and a Christian a better Christian. Our prayer for others must be not "God, give him the light thou hast given me," but "Give him all the light and truth he needs for his development. Pray merely that your friends may become better men, whatever their form of religion." ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) Selected Addresses
Discovery continues... Unfoldment continues... DL
Happy Birthday Joe Sparks...
Tuesday ~ January 10, 2012
"A true story. His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from nearby bog. He droppped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer said, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes" the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of." And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill. ~ submitted by Carla "HeartBeam"
Life unfolds its mysteries proving that the unfoldment of consciousness is real... DL
Monday ~ January 9, 2012
It is time to actually utilize the power within our minds. You can change your thoughts and see a manifestation within your world. You have this power now. You simply need to understand it, see how it works, and begin doing what is necessary in your life to gain access to this Power! ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
To think is the only POWER there really is... ~ DL
Sunday ~ January 8, 2012
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. ~ Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.E.)
To believe because you know is to realize with assurance ~ D.L.
Saturday ~ January 7, 2012
Beyond any doubt we know that always we have been, and forever we shall be, all that we have seemed to be seeking. But, we also know that no one can teach our Self to us. No one can lead us to discover our Self. And the seeming search is over. We have merely rediscovered that which we knew, and knew our Self to be, before the illusion called birth seemed to overtake us. ~ Marie S. Watts (The Ultimate Awareness: An Eternal Constant, 1968)
There is only one thing to discover, and that is ourselves
Friday ~ January 6, 2012
I want to add the mystical spirit of the East to the scientific spirit of the West. The Oriental spirit is right, but only in its trends and general ideas. The Western spirit is right in its methods and techniques. Western methods alone are effective in history. I want to create a type of sage who will unite the spirit of the East with Western techniques. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
Quantum Metaphysics has the spirit of the East with Western techniques
Thursday ~ January 5, 2012
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff (Fourth Way Teacher)
Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff (Fourth Way Teacher)
Change is what we seek... You cannot seek staying the same. ~ Derek Lamar
Wednesday ~ January 4, 2012
How dare you have within yourself these four-fold capacities and not use them? That is the first principle that I want thoroughly to fix in your mind --- that life is a four-side affair--- that your daring program is going to lead you into physical adventures, mental adventures, social adventures, spiritual adventures. You have not one, but four lives to live --- a four-fold opportunity to grow. A body has a brain, a heart, and a soul---these are our living tools. To use them is not a task. It is a golden opportunity. To find new capacities within you is not robbing you of any pleasure. It is bringing new treasures into every waking hour. ~ William H. Danforth (I Dare You, 1954 - chairman of the board, Ralston Purina Company)
The adventure is to discover... within... ~ DL
Tuesday ~ January 3, 2012
(Where do you find the Godhead?) "I will tell you," said Brahma, "hide it down in man himself. He will never think to look there." And that is what they did. Hidden down in every man is some of the divine. Ever since then he has gone over the earth digging, diving and climbing, looking for that godlike quality which all the time is hidden down within himself. ~ William H. Danforth (I Dare You, 1954 - chairman of the board, Ralston Purina Company)
The adventure is to discover it within... deep within... ~ DL
Monday ~ January 2, 2012
Despite the teachings of psychoanalytical literature, which have given us an intellectual understanding of the importance of recognizing our negative feelings if they are not to control us, most of the people I meet in small groups do not seem to feel that this is their need. They are tired of the Christian Church's emphasis on darkness and denial and hold it in part responsible for their own feelings of low self-esteem. The cry today is for the attention to be on creativity and gifts and self-worth and play. There is strong resistance to anything that would go back to the old. The glimmer we have from time to time of the meaning and significance of confession is in danger of flickering out, if we do not get hold of a deeper understanding of how intricately our darkness is bound up with our light. No one is going to have a dancing life or a soul that walks in anything but worn-out shoes unless we make some fateful connection with our own evil. ~ Elizabeth O'Connor (Our Many Selves)
We can discover where the light is by following the shadow ~ D.L.
Sunday ~ January 1, 2012
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley
And from that corner you can see everything
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