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Thursday ~ May 31, 2012
Nobody sees the heart and soul of the seeker after truth; but his tongue speaks truly: "I AM the Truth." For the wise man evil and good are both exceeding good. No evil ever comes from God; whenever you think to see evil proceeding from him, you were better to look on it as good. I'm afraid that on the way of faith, you are like a squinter seeing double, or a fool quarreling with the shape of a camel. Evil can never arise from him: how should evil co-exist with him? Only the foolish and ignorant work evil, --- never the beneficent friend. If he gives you poison, deem it honey; and if he shows you anger, deem it mercy. ~ Hakim Sanai (The Walled Garden of Truth)
Truth is all there is ~ Good is all there is ~ God is all there is
Wednesday ~ May 30, 2012
The Order of Melchizedek has been presented to you simply and without fanfare, so much so that you may not be aware of the reality that it portends. The earth is in a time of cosmic transition. The separation of the wheat from the chaff has started while many people are to assist in this separation, some through constructive and others in destructive ways, our mission in the O.M. (Order of Melchizedek) is to become missionaries in every sense of the word. This means the following of high vision. It requires courageous living. It requires the speaking of Truth. We should never seek to preach but rather to teach constantly by precept and action, supplying the message of words when needed or apparently desired." ~ Eloi~Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. 1936, 1940)
There is only enough time to be still and know that I AM
Tuesday ~ May 29, 2012
A new student went to see an enlightened Master to find out more about spiritual enlightenment.
As their meeting continued 'The Master' was pouring tea and continued to pour even though the cup was overflowing.
The student cried out.: "Enough! No more will go in!"
'The Master' replied "Like this cup you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you spiritual enligtenment unless you first empty your cup?" ~ Unkown Source
To empty oneself is to be filled with Light; open to the Eternal circle of knowing... DL
Monday ~ May 28, 2012
Certainly the evidence points toward the existence of an area of human personality lying behind and beyond conscious awareness and which, except in rare moments, is hidden from view. Strange things evidently happen in this region, but not things without order and purpose. They are correlated both with another and with normal experience. They are not ‘white elephants’ --- scandalous interlopers into law and order that it is bad scientific taste to consider. Such phenomena, indeed, introduces us into a strange realm.” ~ John K. Williams (The Wisdom of Your Subconscious Mind, 1964)
Think about it, if you don't Mind... DL
Sunday ~ May 27, 2012
The Buddhist Sutra of Mindfulness speaks about the meditation on the corpse: meditate on the decomposition of the body, how the body bloats and turns violet, how it is eaten by worms until only bits of blood and flesh still cling to the bones, meditate up to the point where only white bones remain, which in turn are slowly worn away and turn into dust. Meditate like that, knowing that your own body will undergo the same process. Meditate on the corpse until you are calm and at peace, until your mind and heart are light and tranquil and a smile appears on your face. Thus, by overcoming revulsion and fear, life will be seen as infinitely precious, every second of it worth living. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Know also that life is forever
Saturday ~ May 26, 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
Friday ~ May 25, 2012
"The name of this infinite and inexhaustible depth and ground of all being is God. That depth is what the word God means. And if that word has not much meaning for you, translate it, and speak of the depths of your life, of the source of your being, of your ultimate concern, of what you take seriously without any reservation. Perhaps, in order to do so, you must forget everything traditional that you have learned about God, perhaps even the word itself. For if you know that God means depth, you know much about him. You cannot then call yourself an atheist or unbeliever. For you cannot think or say: Life has no depth! Life is shallow. Being itself is surface only. If you could say this in complete seriousness, you would be an atheist; but otherwise you are not. He who knows about depth knows about God."
~ Paul Tillich (1886-1965) The Shaking of the Foundations
Can there be no meaning unless there is meaning? ~ DL
Thursday ~ May 24, 2012
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire." ~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
The road to spiritual enlightenment that one seeks is always the clear path. To find a clear path one must first get one's self out of the way." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (A Clear Path)
On-going self-discovery continues...
Wednesday ~ May 23, 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.
Tuesday ~ May 22, 2012
Today, we are in the midst of war between Reality and the abnormal powers of domination and destruction. Not only must we recognizes their cause, but we must direct our efforts toward a sane and workable way of life by letting our natural state as Natives of Eternity, rule supreme. The agreements for peaceful living must be foundationed on a proposition which is acceptable to all men. Of necessity, this point must be an abstract Truth: the fact that our Oneness is spiritual Reality. ~ Thane of Hawaii (Philosophy of Ontology, 1993)
You are all that you perceive for all Reality is Consciousness
Monday ~ May 21, 2012
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.~ Carl Jung
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~ Deepak Chopra
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. ~ Buddha
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ~ Deepak Chopra
All that we see is but a dream within a dream. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
All that we are is made up of our thought. ~ Emma Curtis Hopkins
There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. ~ Louis L' Amour
Life is that combination of Light which unfolds Truth in all directions ~ D.L
Sunday ~ May 20, 2012
False evidence (Sense Testimony) cannot deceive or disturb anyone who knows that which is true. One who knows --- and knows that he knows --- never seeks to find a cause for fallacious evidence. He never asks,
Why did this happen to me?
What is the cause of this?
He never concerns himself with its
substance or activity. He is totally unconcerned with the false evidence. He is wholly and completely convinced of the nothingness of an imperfect appearance; and he is concerned ONLY with the genuine and ONLY Substance and activity which
exist.. ~ Marie S. Watts (Gems from the Word, 1966)
Look to what is, not that which is not
If one believes that something outside of, or other than, the Self can be revealed, he must believe that he is separate from the revelation that is essential to his complete Self realization. He must also believe that there is something outside of, or other than, the Self to be revealed. This is twoness. This is duality, and a very subtle aspect of self deception. It is this deceptive fallacy that seems to bind us, restrict us, and blind us, to the immeasurable immensity of our God Being. ~ Marie S. Watts (Gems from the Word, 1966)
Let thine eye be single
Saturday ~ May 19, 2012
William James in 1902 proposed that the brain normally filters out a larger reality. ~ Ken Wilber (The Hologram Paradigm)
It moves. It moves not. It is far, and It is near. It is within all this, And It is outside of all this. ~ The Upanishads
Force and matter, particles and waves, motion and rest, existence and nonexistence -- these are some of the opposite or contradictory concepts which are transcended in modern physics. ~ Fritjof Capra (The Tao of Physics)
The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness. Only when there is stillness in movement can the spiritual rhythm appear which pervades heaven and earth. ~ Taoist text
Be still and know that I AM God. ~ Psalms 46:10
It isn't to know the feelings or feel the thoughts but to be One with the thoughts and feelings... DL
Friday ~ May 18, 2012
If consciousness itself created order - or indeed in some way created the world - this suggested much more capacity in the human being than was currently understood. It also suggest some revolutionary notions about humans in relation to their world and the relation between all living things. What Schmidt was also asking was how far our bodies extended. Did they end with what we always thought of as our own isolated persona, or 'extend out' so that the demarcation between us and our world was less clear-cut? Did living consciousness possess some quantum-field-like properties, enabling it to extend its influence out into the world? If so, was it possible to do more than simply observe? How strong was our influence? It was only a small step in logic to conclude that in our act of participation as an observer in the quantum world, we might also be an influencer, a creator. Did we not only stop the butterfly at a certain point in its flight, but also influence the path it will take - nudging it in a particular direction? ~ Lynne McTaggart (The Field: The Quest for The Secret Force of The Universe, 2002)
The Universe is a pretty big place... if you think about it... DL
Thursday ~ May 17, 2012
We plant bodies into the ground like prayers to God, the images of seeds in a garden hoping for a harvest of eternity to spring forth from the soil of the earth like matter rising from its image in stone to stand upon the sacred ground as a God. But hopes and dreams and prayers of storybook fantasies will do little to produce the melodrama humanity requires when behind the curtain reality is waiting to be understood that immortality exists here and now just as Jesus knew when he said of eternal life in the future: I AM the Resurrection... now. We must hear those words echo in our minds and know for ourselves: I AM the resurrection... here and now. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Connecting the dots from here to forever
Wednesday ~ May 16, 2012
I know when I see you it is me. You know when we feel that, we are free. Maybe we are really almost there. Knowing what we've got is something rare. We've been walking down those streets and we never think twice who it is we might meet. Even if someone drops the bomb, we'll be standing right there still singing our song: Loving you I never have to ask why... loving you I never have to ask why. ~ Derek Lamar (Loving You I Never Have To Ask Why from Thin End of the Wedge)
For cryin' out loud, you know there's no one around
I have finally found I'm in love with you. ~ D.L.
Tuesday ~ May 15, 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.
Monday ~ May 14, 2012
“I think life is something that is handed to you on a silver platter, and it is up to you (me) to do something with it.” This answer touched off a long discussion about the phrase “on a silver platter”, including a reference by Gurdjieff to the head of John the Baptist. I retreatedit felt like a retreatand modified the phrase to the effect that life was a “gift”, and this seemed to please him.
The second question (What do you want to know?) was simpler to answer. My words were: “I want to know everything.”
Gurdjieff replied immediately: “You cannot know everything. Everything about what?”
I said: “Everything about man, ” and then added: “In English I think it is called psychology or maybe philosophy.”
He sighed then, and after a short silence said: “You can stay. But your answer makes life difficult for me. I am the only one who teaches what you ask. You make more work for me.” ~ Fritz Peters (Boyhood With Gurdjieff)
Treat every day as if it were your last... treat every day as if it were your first ~ D.L.
Sunday ~ May 13, 2012
Any human being I happen to observe, covers only those whom destiny has brought under my scrutiny." ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
You want knowledge, but what you have had until today was not knowledge. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
In order to do, it is necessary to know; but in order to know, it is necessary to find out how to know. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
Of a hundred yogis, perhaps only one knows these secrets. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
Be led from the unreal to the real, be led from darkness to light, be led from death to immortality. ~ The Upanishads
Let not the light shine on you, but in you. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Your shadow is when you stand in the way of the light
Saturday ~ May 12, 2012
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. - Plato [427 B.C. - 345 B.C.] (from The Cave)
To be afraid of the light is to be in darkness
Friday ~ May 11, 2012
"The fact is that no one has ever become enlightened through denying or fighting the body or through an out-of-the-body experience. Although such an experience can be fascinating and can give you a glimpse of the state of liberation from the material form, in the end you will always have to return to the body, where the essential work of transformation takes place. Transformation is through the body, not away from it. This is why no true master has ever advocated fighting or leaving the body, although their mind-based followers often have. ~ Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now)
The body in in your mind and is a reflection of your consciousness... DL
Thursday ~ May 10, 2012
"The man who is wise with the wisdom of his HIGHER SELF and strong in its strength has other business in hand than passively waiting for new Armadgeddons or planetary cataclysms. He knows that the night will pass, and dawn, silent and irresistible, will roll back the world's darkness and once more flood it with light. When the Truth about the hidden side of the universe and of man is once more unveiled... we shall testify anew to those eternal spiritual Truths which no advance of science, no progress of civilization, no lapse in human character, can ever render obsolete." ~ Paul Brunton (The Secret Path)
Wednesday ~ May 9, 2012
Everything else can wait, but your search for God cannot wait.
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Truth is exact correspondence with reality." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Reality has everything to do with exactness... DL
Tuesday ~ May 8, 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.
Monday ~ May 7, 2012
There has never been a better or more urgent time to do "inner work" than now. It isn't a hobby or a creative project... it is the ongoing unfoldment of who you really are. To self-observe and research all of the many spiritual teachings will help you decide what "path" you should choose to be on. It is not about acquiring knowledge but it is about spiritual change... change which alters your "man-state thinking" and translates it into a Higher Communication from the Self to the Self. You will never be the same. Blessings, Dr. Derek Lamar (Q.M.I.)
Real Teaching will expand your knowledge of Reality... DL
Sunday ~ May 6, 2012
Gurdjieff's ability to read men and to play any part that he deemed necessary was of great service to him in the past. When in 1917 he and his followers escaped from Russia they had to pass through a countryside in a state of chaos. Detachments of the rival Red and White armies were hopelessly intermingled, so that it was impossible to foretell which party was in the ascendant in any given district. The only hope of getting through was to be on good terms with both, and this Gurdjieff achieved. By posing as a geologist who had discovered rich deposits of gold in the Caucasus he obtained a loan of two lorries from the Bolsheviks and by equally clever acting he secured permits to carry arms from both the Bolsheviks and from General Denikin's staff.
All that it is possible to do is to give the impressions which Gurdjieff created in me and these can be summed up in the generalization that for me he represented the outcome of the work. By this I mean that he had achieved greater consciousness, control and unity than those possessed by other men. It is true that the consciousness of another person cannot be measured objectively but the greater a man's consciousness, the more control he is able to exercise over his various functions. Everything Gurdjieff did seemed to originate from within. When he became angry, as he sometimes did, his anger had the appearance of being deliberate and it was laid on one side as soon as it had served its purpose. The dark eyes would then regain their twinkle, the stern olive-coloured face would relax and the conversation would be resumed at the point at which it had been suddenly broken off. He never fumbled in his thoughts or his movements. The latter were always purposeful and made with the strictest economy of effort, like those of a cat, and his immense capacity for work was due to this ability of his never to waste energy. ~ Kenneth Walker (Venture With Ideas, 1951)
It is the Teaching which is important, but the Teacher propels the word
Saturday ~ May 5, 2012
One thing in any case is certain: man is neither the oldest nor the most constant problem that has been posed for human knowledge. Taking a relatively short chronological sample within a resticted geographical area - European culture since the sixteenth century - one can be certain that man is a recent invention within it. It is not around him and his secrets that knowledge prowled for so long in the darkness. In fact, among all the mutations that have affected the knowledge of things and their order, the knowedge of identities, differences, characters, equivalences, words - in short, in the midst of all the episodes of that profound history of the Same - only one, that which began a century and a half ago and is now perhaps drawing to a close, has made it possible for the figure of man to appear. And that appearance was not the liberation of an old anxiety, the transition into luminous consciousness of an age-old concern, the entry into objectivity of something that had long remained trapped within beliefs and philosophies: it was the effect of a change in the fundamental arrangements of knowledge. As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end. If those arrangements were to disappear as they appeared, if some event of which we can at the moment do no more than sense the possibility - without knowing either what its form will be or what it promises - were to cause them to crumble, as the ground of Classical thought did, at the end of the eighteenth century, then one can certainly wager that man would be erased, like a face drawn in sand at the edge of the sea. (Les Mots Et Les Choses by Michel Foucault)
Man Is Dead just as only LIFE is Eternal and was before and forever shall be... DL
Friday ~ May 4, 2012
If you have looked everywhere for what you are seeking and you can't find it, it is because it is already in your possesion. ~ Lao Tzu (The Mentalist)
If you have looked everywhere for God and you cannot find God, it is because it is within. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
If you have looked everywhere for Truth and you cannot find it, you are living a lie. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
How many times is this always true?
Thursday ~ May 3, 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
Wednesday ~ May 2, 2012
Listen! There is but one God, one Self; one I; one Life; one Being. Therefore, for anyone to believe that he is another---such as image, idea, expression, man---is for him to be self-deceived... and thus at the mercy of his own misconception. To illustrate. Every time one seeks to change or spiritualize his thinking, he is unwittingly identifying himself with a personal mind. Furthermore, every time one attempts to heal his body of discord or disease through some kind of thought or prayer, he is ignorantly identifying himself with perishable flesh. So long as one ignorantly assumes the "I" to be where it is not, never can he find himself as I Am ... never can he find Wholeness, Immortality, Peace. Therefore, I Am come! I Am here! Hear ye Me! ~ Lillian DeWaters (Who Am I, 1942)
That which is True, is True NOW... if I be True, I be IT!
Tuesday ~ May 1, 2012
If God is All that exists (and He is), He must exist as All that has existence. If God is all Action, Omniaction, He must be the Activity of All that acts. Could God, the Substance and Form of All that is formed, be, or become, active in or as something that would oppose, obstruct, or in any way hinder His continuous expression of His own Perfect Being? Would God form His Substance into something that would obstruct His Omniaction? The Activity, the Substance, and the Form are all God expressed; and there is no struggle going on in God. ~ Marie Watts (The Ultimate: Your Self Revealed, 1957)
Allness... know it completely
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