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Wednesday ~ February 29, 2012 ~ Take A Leap!
Horace P. Mann said: "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. "But in the spiritual sense it might be translated: "Be unsatisfied until you achieve personal breakthroughs in consciousness which allow your Real Self to be expressed" This is your Destiny. You might feel some special talent within you which will allow you to achieve that goal. You will understand it when you get to that point. And you must then continue to do your work to follow that Light within you to achieve that goal. Intention is something very similar. Intention is that energy which is pushing you like a great force of energy behind you and it is always directing you toward your better good. This "better good" is the knowing of Mind and your role in that. This is to achieve your Destiny. Destiny is that which is drawing you for the most part whereas Intention is that which is pushing you to get there. This whole process is one which is expressing the Oneness which Mind is and the Intention is the "out" of the male force and the Destiny is the "back" of the female force whereby their meeting achieves the Oneness of that which always is, was and will be. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Spiritual Psychology, 2006)
Intention and Destiny: The Process of Unfolding... DL
Tuesday ~ February 28, 2012
Gurdjieff: "Thirty years ago, twelve of us spent many years in Central Asia, and we reconstructed the Doctrine by oral traditions, the study of ancient costumes, popular songs and even certain books. The Doctrine has always existed, but the tradition has often been interrupted. In antiquity some groups and castes knew it, but it was incomplete. The ancients put too much stress on metaphysics; their doctrine was too abstract."
When asked why he came to Europe, Gurdjieff stated:
"Because 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."
The above two revelations related by Gurdjieff was from a conversation with Denis Seurat in Fontainebleau in 1923 (related in Gurdjieff: Seeker of the Truth / Journeys to Remarkable Places by Kathleen Riordan Speeth and Ira Friedlander, 1980)
Q.M.I. presents the mystical spirit of the East and the scientific spirit of the West... Right brain/Left Brain... the Heart and the Mind...
Monday ~ February 27, 2012
"Man is basically greedy, lazy, and self-indulgent and seeks every opportunity to avoid tasks that need effort. Physical effort is less difficult than mental effort, and effort on a developmental level more difficult still. Mental discipline is a product of determined discipline. It is no accident that some have it and some not. If you are prepared to struggle with yourself, good; otherwise seek an easier way, which will lead you nowhere but give you an idea that life's mysteries are open to you." (Hassan Kerbali) ~ Rafael Lefort (The Teachers of Gurdjieff, 1967)
When the student is ready... the teaching appears...
Sunday ~ February 26, 2012
Another New Age writer, Ezra Pound, said, "Orage's impersonality was his greatness, and the breadth of his mind was apparent in the speed with which he threw over a cumbrous lot of superstitions, and a certain number of fairly good ideas, for a new set of better ones."
Orage first met the teaching through Ouspensky, who arrived in London in September 1921. Orage, after years of study of Theosophy, and now hungry for a practical means of self-transformation, immediately accepted Ouspensky as his teacher. However, the following February after hearing Gurdjieff for the first time, Orage afterward declared: "I knew that Gurdjieff was the teacher. Ouspensky for me represented knowledge-great knowledge; Gurdjieff, understanding-though of course Gurdjieff had all the knowledge, too." ~ Paul Beekman Taylor
When I said, "I'm too old to begin this work - it's too late," Gurdjieff replied, "Never too late, but now it is twice as hard." ~ Solita Solano
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
You must want to change more than wanting things outside of you to change ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Saturday ~ February 25, 2012
Of course everything that exists in the universe is not as yet understood. Now micro-fields are being discovered not exceeding the boundaries of the atom: could one not suppose that sooner or later a new macro-field will be discovered which will go beyond the boundaries of atoms and engulf the surrounding space? ~Edward Russell (Design For Destiny, 1973)
The Universe is everexpanding, just as is our consciousness... DL
Friday ~ February 24, 2012
Man is the most miraculous of all the living things on this earth! Yet despite this undeniable fact, you have powers within you that you have not utilized. You have within you the power to do anything you desire. You have the power to change your life so that you can accomplish all the things you want of it. You are the owner of a power that, when you begin to use it, will open up the road to happiness and health, to wealth and long life. Yes, you as a member of the human race are a part of that God-given miracle: man. While all other living creatures have risen to heights of "adaptation to environment" in order to survive, your ancestors outstripped this mode of living. Man has conquered his environment. More than that --- Man has continued to seek conquests as he discovers and utilizes the mysteries of life. You can make these discoveries and utilize these powers. These are powers which are vast --- far vaster than you realize at this moment. ~ Walter M. Germain (The Magic Power of Your Mind, 1956)
The moment of Mind is the moment of waking up
Thursday ~ February 23, 2012
Our mental training should consist first in bringing to our attention the most positive words we are capable of understanding, as being a pat of our relationship with the Infinite. In the first lesson of the Science of Supply we are told to fill all the vacant places around us with the Presence of God. This is done by the training I have mentioned. Thus life can be changed from a dreary routine of tasks to be done, to a game that calls for alertness, that we may not miss a trick. Florence Scovel Shinn has struck upon this idea in a most pleasing way in her book, "The Game Of Life and How To Play It." She outlines to a certain extent a manner of rebuilding with positive thought when negation appears. This is what is meant by "filling the vacant places." ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, 1936)
Unleash the affirmations of that which has always been true ~ D.L.
Wednesday ~ February 22, 2012
All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. ~ Kabir
Move one grain of sand and you have changed the shoreline forever ~ unknown
Happy Birthday Joanne... 92
Tuesday ~ February 21, 2012
The Pythagoreans gazing into the confusion around them and insisting that all is made of numbers; the Aztecs chipping their cosmology onto a disk of stone; the Australian aborigines guided on their walkabouts by the invisible maps they call songlines; Paracelsus with his elaborate system linking the body's illnesses to the movements of the stars; the Scholastic philosophers contemplating their universe of concentric crystalline spheres---everywhere we look we see the flame that drives the search for a science that would not only explain why the universe is the way it is, but why we are in it; why, through what seems an incredible chain of coincidences, we are sitting here as conscious beings striving to contemplate the whole. ~ George Johnson (Fire In The Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search For Order, 1995)
Everything has a scientific answer, and everything scientific follows a Higher dictate ~ D.L.
Monday ~ February 20, 2012
I feel I am standing at the edge of my own evolution, and I've realized that the psycho-spiritual evolution of the individual is going much faster than the societal transformation is able to keep up. Though we have many wonderful initiatives in terms of transforming society as a whole, it's still quite embryonic. However, the individuals doing the projects are themselves evolving quite rapidly; in fact, I often see the projects themselves as workshops for the development of the person. They are pro-jections of the deep Self that wants to come into form to co-create a world in which that Self can feel at home. What are really growing fastest are not the projects we're doing but the persons doing them. The projects will take years to manifest, but the persons doing the projects are already models of the evolving human. ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard (President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution)
Do you feel a desire to do more... be more... be who you are?
Sunday ~ February 19, 2012
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it; yet I do not advise you to do it from that motive. It is not pleasure which we ought to seek in this exercise; but let us do it from a principle of love, and because God would have us. ~ Brother Lawrence (The Practice of The Presence of God, 1666)
Self denial must be the vacuum to receive the True Self... DL
Saturday ~ February 18, 2012
This is the Truth: as from a blazing fire sparks, being like unto fire, fly forth a thousandfold, thus are various beings brought forth from the Imperishable, my friend, and return thither also. ~ The Upanishads
As the one fire, having entered the world, assumes the forms of all that is in it, so the One inmost Self of all beings takes on their manifold forms outside. ~ The Upanishads
He who is one, and who dispenses the inherent needs of all peoples and all times, who is in the beginning and end of all things, may He unite us with the bond of Truth, of common fellowship, and of righteousness.. ~ The Upanishads
And as I pondered I realized "I think therefore I AM"... D.L.
Friday ~ February 17, 2012
If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt...It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
If we do what we like doing, we are immediately rewarded by the pleasure of doing it. If we do what we don't like doing the reward must come later. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
As Above, So Below... 2 + 2 = 4... D.L.
Thursday ~ February 16, 2012
Einstein once said the most important question hat could be asked is whether we live in a friendly universe, and there are many physicists today who think the answer is affirmative. They believe that the universe may, after all, be designed for life, and that human beings are not mere ephemera in sidereal time but have an important role to play in cosmic evolution. ~ Gary Kowalksi (Science and the Search for God, 2003)
All atoms of the universe are thoughts within consciousness, they are consciousness
Wednesday ~ February 15, 2012
There is an art of listening. To be able really to listen, one should abandon or put aside all prejudices, preformulations and daily activities . . . But unfortunately most of us listen through a screen of resistance. We are screened with prejudices, whether religious or spiritual, psychological or scientific; or with our daily worries, desires and fears. And with these for a screen, we listen. Therefore, we listen really to our own noise, our own sound, not to what is being said. It is extremely difficult to put aside our training, our prejudices, our inclination, our resistance, and, reaching beyond the verbal expression, to listen so that we understand instantaneously. ~ J. Krishnamurti (The First and Last Freedom)
Listen to the whispers of the wise voice within
Tuesday ~ February 14, 2012
The answer is simply that you have never focused your desire into one great dominating desire. You have a host of mild desires. You mildly wish you were rich, you wish you had a position of responsibility and influence, you wish you could travel at will. The wishes are so many and varied that they conflict with each other and you get nowhere in particular. You lack one intense desire, to the accomplishment of which you are willing to subordinate everything else. The time you put in, in aimless dreaming and wishing would accomplish marvels if it were concentrated on one definite object. If you have ever taken a magnifying glass and let the sun's rays play through it on some object, you know that as long as the rays were scattered they accomplished nothing. But focus them on one tiny spot and see how quickly they start something. It is the same way with your mind. You've got to concentrate on one idea at a time. ~ Robert Collier (The Book of Life, 1925)
Watch the light and concentrate on the allness of it
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone ~ May Love Endure Within
Monday ~ February 13, 2012
"Man is basically greedy, lazy, and self-indulgent and seeks every opportunity to avoid tasks that need effort. Physical effort is less difficult than mental effort, and effort on a developmental level more difficult still. Mental discipline is a product of determined discipline. It is no accident that some have it and some not. If you are prepared to struggle with yourself, good; otherwise seek an easier way, which will lead you nowhere but give you an idea that life's mysteries are open to you." (Hassan Kerbali) ~ Rafael Lefort (The Teachers of Gurdjieff, 1967)
When the student is ready... the teaching appears
Sunday ~ February 12, 2012
The important thing for us to understand is that we are couriers of very important information. Extremely valuable teachings which cause our lives to become destinies unfolding a history which we do not yet know and yet it has been foretold since the beginning of time. The time of the end is the time of the end of ignorance and the vanishing of duality. But the valuable information that each of us carries with us is not what we have been taught. And that might shock many. But the infinitely valuable information that we carry within us is that information which we understand. What we know and understand is the commodity which is the golden thread of the Priesthood of Melchizedek and however we choose to distribute that understanding will ultimately take on the miracle of proportions within the unfoldment of a timeless teaching that knows within itself to be securely packaged within the collective unconsciousness for the right place and the right time. This isn't about making society a better place to live. This is not about curing a friend or a loved one of some disease. This isn't about answering the life long questions of a fellow student whose curiosity is about to burst. It is about the removal of the veil from one's eyes which look upon life through a dualistic vision which turns reality into limits and chaos and disease and pain and loneliness and hatred and which allows all Light to reveal the Total Vision of Wholeness, Harmony, Perfection, Order, Balance, Oneness, and Love. We must all understand that the script of this Infinity Play is written by the MIND which is our own True Identity. This is the Who of whom we are, this is the I AM of the BEING which is all there is, this is the bond which keeps us loving each other not just as friends from the past but as reminders of the ONE MIND which in Truth is never separated or in parts but which is always whole and knowing it SELF. I AM that SELF. You ARE that SELF. WE ARE that SELF. That SELF is ONE. Let it be and it is. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Being Consciousness Conscious of Consciousness
Saturday ~ February 11, 2012
Teilhard spoke of a "biological change of state" terminating in thought, a comparatively recent development in evolution, and affecting life itself in its "organic totality" on the entire planet. I think, too, of Jung whose "unconscious contents" were always in a process of new combinations and syntheses. Bohm's "natural law" is of a "nature" shot through and through with the mind of man. Thinking is the most important of all the "necessary relations" that must be satisfied. Singer mused that the philosophical method might have a share in determining the nature of change. An energetic focus of thought weighs heavily as a determinant among the contingencies in any context. To focus is too narrow to be specific, to agree on a single aspect in an infinitely contingent possibility. The wider the agreement, the wider the context influenced. In order to achieve focussed agreement there must be a nucleus of ideas around which the participants---and possibilities---can organize. The ideas come first. The mythos leads the logos. ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg: Challenging Constructs of Mind and Reality, 1971)
Ultimately the only Reality is the Beingness of Consciousness and what you think about it
Friday ~ February 10, 2012
Most Christians, and any religion, and probably most philosophies, are not naturally inclined toward "new" ideas or information. In fact, "MOST" people are inclined to resist new information. First they have to admit there is something they don't know and secondly they need to "shake up their house" and that causes way too many problems. The sad thing is that few Christians really understand the "esoteric" meaning of what Jesus was Teaching. And the "esoteric" meaning is the only one which matters. What people do with information from spiritual leaders is that they often turn something profound and life changing into simply a warm fuzzy thought of the day. I have taught on what Jesus taught and it is amazing how so little of it resembles Christianity, as we know it today, or even as it was in the early days. Very few of Jesus' followers really seem to "get it." They immediately began the church thing and attempted to turn "Him" into a religious symbol or a leader of profound significance which the ego of those involved could then feel uplifted by the fact that they were there then when it happened. But one's ego is a very low level of understanding and the only thing to their credit, for the most part, was that they quoted him accurately. That could be argued except that when one is involved into "esoteric teaching" their whole life, one knows how to interpret and decode what has been spoken, and the words, though some like to pretend that they were tampered with by what has become the Vatican, they still are in total agreement with certain mathematics of esoteric principle. The words of Jesus always agree with spiritual principle and secret teachings. He was a Master and not only was he inspired, he probably was from a long line of mystics, but nonetheless, he still was the Messiah as his predecessors had predicted that one day one would come. We are the benefactors of that inspiration and much of what is the New Age movement and esoteric Teaching, including Gurdjieff, and others, are the outpicturing of that breakthrough in Consciousness. It is definitely Mind Unfolding. But it isn't a "Movement", but rather more of an "Unfoldment." It is a continuing, not so much of what is the history of it, as much as the mathematics of the Teaching itself. In this "Process" one begins to change their consciousness and in so doing, the world changes. "Change your mind, change your world." ~ Derek Lamar
The process of evolution is the transmission of Truth... ~ D.L.
Thursday ~ February 9, 2012
The subconscious mind has often been confused with the Superconscious or Cosmic Mind by students of metaphysics. It is true that tremendous power resides within your subconscious mind and that you can use it to great advantage by knowing how to release its stored-up power. The subconscious is where all the racial memories are stored. When nature wants to create another human being, she releases the pattern which is held in the racial memory of all human beings. This is stored in the subconscious mind. The subconscious knows how to form that child in the mother's womb perfectly in nine short months' time. The chemical formula is within the mother's genes and cells of her brain and body. The Cosmic Mind... ...holds the secret pattern for all creation, but it is the subconscious mind which is the tool within man that nature uses for evolving that pattern. ~ Anthony Norvell (Metaphysics: New Dimensions of The Mind, 1967)
The journey within one's mind will always hold infinite rewards ~ D.L.
Wednesday ~ February 8, 2012
Beyond the beauty of the external forms, there is more here: something that cannot be named, something ineffable, some deep, inner, holy essence. Whenever and wherever there is beauty, this inner essence shines through somehow. It only reveals itself to you when you are present. Could it be that this nameless essence and your presence are one and the same? Would it be there without your presence? Go deeply into it. Find out for yourself. ~ Eckhart Tolle (The Power Of Now)
I AM present... for a change
Within the stillness of space are thousands of worlds as busy as our own and it is all in our mind. ~ D.L.
Tuesday ~ February 7, 2012
Our own Soul, our own free Spirit forever says, in bold faith, I am truth, I am God --- Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience. The outer appearance, the cocoon, the hard chrysalis, vibrates when the words of Immortal Soul are spoken silently or audibly, as the chandelier hums when its key note is struck or as the brim of a bell resounds when its hidden tongue hits it. Paganini said he could shake any building by maintaining the note that cause it to vibrate. By speaking the truth to our own Soul or Self, we strike the true key tone to the body of flesh and its mind and emotions. We can speak in silent language or audible words the truths of the transcendental self that cause health, happiness, and helpfulness to radiate; and this speech wakes the Soul type of man to walk on earth. ~ Emma Curtis Hopkins
In the beginning was the word... the logos
Monday ~ February 6, 2012
"Our mental training should consist first in bringing to our attention the most positive words we are capable of understanding, as being a pat of our relationship with the Infinite. In the first lesson of the Science of Supply we are told to fill all the vacant places around us with the Presence of God. This is done by the training I have mentioned. Thus life can be changed from a dreary routine of tasks to be done, to a game that calls for alertness, that we may not miss a trick. Florence Scovel Shinn has struck upon this idea in a most pleasing way in her book, "The Game Of Life and How To Play It." She outlines to a certain extent a manner of rebuilding with positive thought when negation appears. This is what is meant by "filling the vacant places." ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, 1936)
Unleash the affirmations of that which has always been true ~ D.L.
Sunday ~ February 5, 2012
"You are an individuation of infinite mind. You are an individuation of creative intuition. Being an individuation of infinite mind, you know what to do, and you will do it; you know what to say, and you will say it; you know what to write and you will write it." ~ Thane Walker
When you discover this realization, you will be all alone... DL
Saturday ~ February 4, 2012
"There is also a void between one thought and another where there is the potential for a different type of intelligence to come into being. The new paradigm for future intelligence will be the ability to perceive concepts that can only be defined as being mystical or spiritual. The mind has the potential to experience new dimensions once it learns how not to overvalue ‘things’ and thoughts. This new paradigm will be an understanding that different states of consciousness would result in different thoughts and feelings. For instance, some people who had a near death experience or had a stroke and lost some aspects of their left hemisphere brain activity (ego, ambition, possessions, the external world, etc.) commenced to use the more sensual right hemisphere, which caused them to sense experiences differently because of the absence of ordinary thoughts emanating from the left hemisphere of the brain: it seems the right portion of the brain causes senses or feelings, which are usually dormant because they become suppressed by the overvaluing of thoughts, beliefs and other acquired forms of knowledge." ~ Dennis Balson (The Mystical Dimensions of Consciousness)
Life is discovering the consciousness that is really you... DL
Friday ~ February 3, 2012
"When what is known or what is owned is overvalued, or when the mind contemplates concepts of life, it tends to forget that thoughts and ‘things’ and life are only temporarily real. When the timeless consciousness is perceived to be part of a universal ‘spirituality’, then concepts of things should no longer be so important. Of course, one can compare things and observe creation and destruction, however, in reality, they are not different categories, they are merely different aspects of the same reality, therefore, what is actually real is always different to what the conceptual mind thinks is real. What is important is to learn how to experience the natural environment as if one is part of it. To begin experiencing everything as being new; as if one has never experienced it before." ~ Dennis Balson (The Mystical Dimensions of Consciousness) Life is infinite therefore Life is always new... DL
Thursday ~ February 2, 2012
"Changing one's consciousness begins with disappointment in the way things are. Rarely is it simply that one wants to know more. More often than not it is change that is desired. But in order for change to occur, letting go of the false beliefs must also be desired." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.) Change is not for variety, but for reality... DL
Wednesday ~ February 1, 2012
"Consciousness constantly unfolds more and more of its own glories, harmonies and truths. We should expect that Truth be continually better expressed or stated as time goes on. That which is said or written one day must not be accepted as final or the last word on Truth, inasmuch as Mind will continually unfold more and more understanding for there is no end to God or Mind nor to its unfoldment. Truth, in order to be known as Truth need not bear the stamp of any personality. Truth is its own authority whether it is uttered by this or by that individual. It is right and natural that we should be grateful and appreciateive to everyone who sheds some light on our path, those who bring into our experience greater good, greater joy and a fuller sense of life. But we must get rid of the notion that there is any "authority" over us. Do not say or do or act in any particular way because of any certain one or ones "in authority." Look back over the records of those who have advanced themselves and helped humanity and you will note that they reasoned and acted independently and positively refused to consider any authority as ruling them other than the God within them, -- their highest, purest, holiest sense of right. Independent thinking and acting is the result of intelligence and is bound to bring forth greater good to the individual and greater good for humanity." ~ Lillian DeWaters (The Perfect Vision, 1920) And in the end the Truth we discover still is infinite... DL


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