Food For Thought
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Posted 11/2/2012 3:18 PM (#23562)
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Have you anything – poetry and prose, maybe a song – that has given you food for thought and is worth sharing with others? First, however, I would like to explain the purpose of my life's work to you. My initial offering of food for thought you will find in my second posting.
Reaping The Bountiful Harvest

Rays of Wisdom - The Purpose Of My Life's Work - Reaping The Bountiful Harvest

The Age of Aquarius, among many other things, is the age of technology and communications, and especially that which serves the purpose of broadcasting God’s wisdom and truth, which for some time by now has been flowing directly from the source of our being into the hearts and souls of all who are ready and open to receiving them. As one of the pioneers of this age, the purpose of my life’s work is to distribute and share the knowledge I have found and still am finding on my journey through life with as many as possible of you, my siblings in the human family.

From their earliest beginnings almost thirty years ago, the aim of my writings has been the reaping of the bountiful harvest of spiritual wisdom and truth, so it can be made available to those who are in need of it. When it comes to understanding life, all along astrology has been my greatest help. I have no taste for fortunetelling of any kind and to my mind the best way of studying astrology is by looking back. Learning something new never ceases with this subject and that’s why I find it never loses its fascination for me.

Those who are astrologically inclined may be interested to know that my Mercury is in Virgo conjunct with Neptune and in trine with Jupiter and Uranus. They form a grand trine with Uranus at its base in Taurus in the fourth house, the house of inner consciousness and home. This is the place where we are truly at home and comfortable. My Sun is in the ninth house, the domain of Sagittarius, and my Ascendant is also in this sign. On one side my Mercury is in wide conjunction with Venus in Virgo, not a good position for this planet, on its other side with my Sun in the fifth degree of Libra, which adds some more Virgo energies to the picture.

Virgo is the harvest sign of the zodiac for bringing the spiritual harvest down to the Earth. The virgin who carries a sheaf of wheat in her arms is its symbol. Venus in Virgo is an indication that one has a lot of learning to do in connection with love. This I have surely done and no doubt that is the reason why I chose to be born when the Sun moves through Libra. Much of my time was spent learning to love the unloving. I must have succeeded, as for quite some time there have been many kind and loving people around me. The dynamics of life see to it that what we send out does return to us. That’s why at any given time we can only draw people of our own calibre into our orbit.

For the ones who do not yet know a great deal about astrology, I will try to explain what this means. Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo, represents the Divine aspect that takes care of many of the things that are vital for our survival on the Earth plane. In the days of yore, Mercury was the young God who brought the sacred fire of the Gods down to the Earth. In the Air sign Gemini the planet’s energies are dedicated to the development of our earthly minds and its communicating capabilities, like speaking, reading and writing. As time goes by, this enables us to learn and find an ever better understanding of things. In the Earth sign Virgo, the teaching and healing sign, Mercury acts as the teacher who motivates us to seek better and healthier ways of living and being, which ultimately can lead to the healing of ourselves and our world.

Bearing these things in mind, it does not come as a surprise that I am one of those who have been chosen for the task of bringing the spiritual harvest down to the Earth plane. I cannot help wondering how many lifetimes of preparation, which is finding its culmination right here and now, has taken. One of these days I shall know. Meanwhile I am happy that the spiritual knowledge I have gathered thus far could fill a book or several of them, as by now there are twelve different volumes of my jottings. Stargazer’s Astro Files are one of them and they to date contain nine subsections. In spite of this, and to me this is by far the most important point, the discoveries still waiting to be made are likely to fill thousands of libraries. My heart and soul sing with joy when I think of so much learning ahead. To me, the best part of life always has been and forever shall be finding new knowledge and understanding that can be shared with others. This I am happy to do at all times with anyone and that free of charge.

My writings represent my life’s learning and all of it is of an intuitive and original nature. No parts of them can be found anywhere else, unless they have been copied from my work. The quotes I use here and there never form its basis. They are only included as confirmations of something that has already been written and/or if they can add something to the understanding all of us are on the Earth plane to seek. Items of this nature are only included when my inner guidance signals me to do so, because this means that they are relevant to what we have to say and true.

The intention behind all my jottings is to bring fresh hope, faith and trust to our world through a better understanding of the higher purpose of our existence and the spiritual backdrop against which all life is constantly unfolding.  Every chapter of my work has been freshly written from scratch and is not based on anything that existed before in the field of spiritual knowledge. It came into being intuitively and is an original. New chapters and updates are constantly appearing in the same way, as the creative process continues to go full steam ahead at all times and fresh ideas keep coming, which add something to the wisdom and understanding all of us are on the Earth plane to seek.

My writings express my beliefs and my reality and truth. Naturally, I can only speak for myself and you alone can decide what yours are. With the help of your inner guidance you are the only one who can decide whether my truth could also be yours. As it is the only authority in the whole of Creation that will never mislead you or let you down in any way, knock at its door and ask. Whilst listening to or reading anything, it pays to listen to our inner world. You have found truth when a feeling rises from there that says: ‘This makes sense. It is right.’

I have always held the belief that spiritual knowledge belongs to everybody and should be made available free of charge, rather than being sold to the highest bidders. Should you be interested in using some of my material in connection with your own healing work, feel free to do so. I would appreciate it if you would be kind enough to mention my website www.raysofwisdom.com. In the ten years of its existence that’s the only way it has ever been promoted and its popularity is constantly growing.

My life’s work is my legacy and my gift to humankind and Mother Earth and all her kingdoms. No name shall ever be attached to it other than Aquarius. As I only recently found out, the Divine Waterbearer Aquarius represents and brings us the voice of God. Ask your inner guidance whether for you this is true or not.

And whether you are as yet aware of this or not, you are responsible, not only for yourself but also for the state of our world. What kind of future conditions do you wish to create for us and our planet? Rest assured that with every word you are reading the blessing and healing power of the Christ Star flows freely into your hearts and souls of all my readers, friends and members of my spiritual family, throughout our whole world. From there it pours itself into the heart and soul of all humankind and our whole world. God bless you and keep each one of you safe, now and forever.

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If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or a song,
If I can show somebody when they’re travelling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

If I can do my duty, as a child of God ought,
If I can bring back beauty, to a world that is wrought,
If I can spread love’s message, the way the Angels taught,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

And if I can occasionally help someone to find new hope, faith and trust
in the goodness of life that forms the basis of our existence,
my living will not have been in vain.

Alma Bazel Androzzo
Edited by Aquarius

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Aquarius
Posted 11/4/2012 5:20 AM (#23565 - in reply to #23562)
Subject: Of Good And Evil



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Of Good And Evil
One of the elders of the city said:  ‘Speak to us of good and evil.’
And he – the prophet – replied:
‘Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but the good within you
That is tortured by its own hunger and thirst
For the experience of learning that will help you
In due course to return to your true nature?
That is why when the good in you is hungry
It seeks food even in dark caves,
And when it thirsts it will drink of dead waters, too.

You are good when you are at one with your Highest Self,
Yet, when you are not one with it, you are not evil.
You are but a divided house and that is not necessarily a den of thieves;
It is merely that the two parts of you,
Your Highest Self and its earthly counterpart, are still
Travelling in opposite directions; thus, you are a divided house.
This can be likened to a ship without rudder that wanders aimlessly
Among perilous isles, without necessarily sinking to the bottom.
When you have learnt enough about evil,
With the help of God and the Angels,
The two parts of you will be joined together again,
And brought into harmony, so that they can work for you,
Instead of against.

If some of the souls in your world still seem to be guided
Away from their Highest Self and ever deeper into physicality,
Fear not – the turning point does come for you and all that is in your world.
Your evolution is a circle that first moves you away from God,
That which is all good.
As you descend into matter, you move downwards.
Having reached a certain evolutionary stage,
You begin to move upwards and are on your way
Into re-discovering that you are part of God
And that God is part of you, and that because of this
The core of your being is good, through and through,
As well all-loving and all-knowing, like your God Self
With whom you are becoming one again,
Though this time consciously.

For as long as your soul lessons require that you move downwards,
You are not evil.
Even while the outer self is still learning to differentiate
Between good and evil, your innermost being remains good and of God,
You are good when you are spiritually awake in thought, word and deed.
Yet, you are not evil when you are not
And your tongue still staggers without purpose;
Stumbling speech also serves a purpose;
It helps to strengthen a weak tongue.
You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
Yet, you are not evil whilst you are still seeking gain for yourself.
When you are doing so, you are still learning the lesson
Of being a root that clings to Mother Earth and sucks at her breast.
Like the root and the fruit of the same tree, your soul’s needs
Vary according to the evolutionary phase you have reached.
That is why a fruit cannot say to a root: ‘Be like me,
Ripe and full and ever giving of my abundance.
Yet, the fruit’s giving is as good a need as the receiving of the root.

You are good when you walk towards your goal firmly and with bold steps.
Yet, you are not evil whilst you still go there limping.
Even the limping ones in this life do not go backwards,
For all life is evolution and moves ever forwards.
But let those who are strong and swift,
See that they do not limp like the lame,
Believing this to be out of kindness to them.

You are good in countless ways,
And you are not evil when you are not good,
You are neither loitering nor sluggard,
But merely learning to tell the difference between good and evil.
Have compassion too for those who already move as swiftly as stags,
And think they can teach their swiftness to those
Who so far can only move like turtles.
Wise ones know that in God’s great plan, the turtle has its place,
As well as the stag.

Your goodness lies in your longing for being at one
With your Highest Self; and that longing is in all of you.
In some, it already is like a torrent that is rushing to the sea,
With all its might, carrying with it the secrets of the hillsides
And the songs of the forests.
The longing of others is still like a shallow stream
That loses itself in angles and bends, until it too finally reaches its destination.

Each does come to the end of their journey, in their own sweet time.
That is why there is no need that those whose longing already is strong
Say to those in whom it is still weak: ‘Why are you slow and halting?’
And that is why someone who already is truly good
Would never dream of asking someone who is naked:
‘Where is your garment?’
Or someone who is homeless: ‘What has befallen your home?’

From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
Lebanese/American poet
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘A Celebration Of Kahlil Gibran – All In One’

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Posted 11/7/2012 6:19 AM (#23571 - in reply to #23565)
Subject: The Power Of Thought



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 The Power Of Thought

From White Eagle ‘The Power Within’ chapter ‘Seeking Serenity’: ‘Thought is a living thing and it can be increased in effectiveness by the power of prayer, faith and hard work. Your best work for your own happiness and health and for your service to humankind will be done if you close all the doors of your lodge. By this we, your guides in the world of spirit, mean the holy space you create within and around you. Do not allow the negative thoughts and destructive vibrations of the outer world to penetrate it. You may think this is selfish and self-centred, but this is not the case. The reverse is true because it  shows your growing inner strength. You are learning to become a master of your own body and your own lodge. It also means that through you we can give far greater healing, light and strength to those who are suffering in your world, to help them overcome their difficulties. Instead of being sucked down into the chaos and darkness of the Earth environment, you are growing ever stronger to help.’

From ‘White Eagle On The Power Of Thought’

‘Healers and Healing’



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Aquarius
Posted 11/11/2012 12:34 PM (#23577 - in reply to #23571)
Subject: The Best Is Yet To Be



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The Best is yet to be.
The best is never over,
The best has never gone.
There’s always something lovely
To keep us struggling on.

There’s always compensation
For every cross we bear,
A secret consolation,
Hidden well, somewhere.

Ends are new beginnings,
As one day we shall see.
The best is never over,
The best is yet to be.

Anon.

From ‘Words & Prayers of Hope & Encouragement’


 

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Aquarius
Posted 11/12/2012 6:36 AM (#23580 - in reply to #23577)
Subject: Positive Thinking



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‘As much as you can, avoid the whingers, whiners and moaners of this world. ‘Oh, isn’t it all awful!’ and ‘Look what state our world is in!’ people are no longer appropriate company for you. They are in a negative mindset one can all too easily get stuck in. In your mind, present them with a packet of whinger biscuits and move on. You are a budding healer and a wise one and owe it to yourself to look for the company of people with a positive outlook on life. With a bit of effort and practice, you soon will be able to see that there is something good in everything and everybody, if you but open our inner eyes and look for it.’



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Posted 11/13/2012 6:14 AM (#23583 - in reply to #23580)
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What Happens In Heaven When We Pray?
 
In one of my dreams I went to Heaven and an Angel was showing me round. We walked side by side in a workshop that was filled with Angels. My guide stopped in front of the first section and told me: ‘This is the Receiving Section where all petitions to God said in prayer are received.’ The place was very busy with a great many Angels sorting the requests that had been received from people all over the world.

Leaving it, we walked down a long corridor until we reached another section and the Angel explained: ‘This is the Packaging and Delivery Section where the graces and blessings those on the Earth plane ask for are processed. If they are worthy of having their wish granted, it is despatched from here to the recipient.’ What a busy place it was! Many Angels were working extremely hard, as so many requests are constantly received.

Finally, we went to the farthest end of the long corridor. We stopped at the door of a very small room where, to my great surprise, only one Angel was seated who was doing nothing.

‘This is the Acknowledgment Section,’ my Angel friend quietly murmured, seeming very embarrassed.

‘Why is no work going on here?’ I asked.

‘Ah, it’s sad,’ sighed the Angel . ‘When people have received the gifts and blessings they asked for, very few think of sending us an acknowledgments.’

‘Well, what is the right way of acknowledging God’s blessings?’ I asked.

‘It’s very simple,’ the Angel replied. Just say, ‘Thank you, Great Spirit, Father/Mother Creator and Your Angels.’
 
What blessings should we give thanks for?’ I queried.

‘If you have food in your larder and/or refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than seventy-five percent of your earthly brothers and sisters in your world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and maybe a bit of spare change in a dish, you are among the top eight percent of the world's wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the one percent in your world who can do so.’

‘If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the many who will not survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear of being involved in a battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the hunger pangs of starvation, you are ahead of about seven hundred million people in your world. If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in your world. And if you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you’re an exception compared to the millions who live in doubt and despair in your world.’
 
‘Ok,’ I said. ‘I will do better. How do I start?’

The Angel said: ‘If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot see and/or read at all. Give thanks for that.’

Created by Anon.
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Posted 11/13/2012 6:50 AM (#23584 - in reply to #23562)
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The Air signs rule the intellect and Aquarius is one of them. The deeper we and our world move into the Aquarian Age, the more we become aware that thinking is the most powerful force in the whole of Creation. Our thoughts have created our present reality and are colouring it. Today’s thinking is bringing our future reality into being. Negative thinking patterns all too easily draw us into a downward spiral of negativity. Given time, it takes us deeper and deeper into the vortex of depression, until one can no longer see something pleasant in anyone or anything.

The good news is that this kind of thinking is nothing but a bad habit that can and indeed is meant to be changed, by us. We may have brought it with us from previous lifetimes into this one with the intention of doing better this time round. Changing our ways of thinking is an empowering experience. It puts us in charge of our character and our life and enables us to actively and positively influence the flow of our destiny. One of the almost immediate effects of positive thinking is that our life appears brighter to us and others find us more attractive. For their sake and our own, it’s well worth any small effort we make. By following the link below, you can find a few tips of how to go about it:


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mruppert
Posted 11/16/2012 8:21 PM (#23586 - in reply to #23562)
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Hiya Aaackwah:
Well, as you can figure out, there are not a lot of us on the board at this time. Hence, little discussion and no lively debate. I did, however, touch on your theme stated in post 23577, in Danny's forum.....

Peace and Mucho Besos,
Marty, Luckylee, Poppyhead (yes, she is still here-go REIKI!)
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Aquarius
Posted 11/17/2012 6:44 AM (#23587 - in reply to #23586)
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Dear Marty - thank you for your response. Yes, I had noticed that things are a bit - ah well, like sleeping beauty. Hope she wakes up soon.

Glad to hear that your little one is still with us and that she is responding to Reiki. 

Muchos besos and hugs to the three of you - Aqua

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Posted 11/17/2012 6:49 AM (#23588 - in reply to #23587)
Subject: What Happens In Heaven When We Pray?



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What Happens In Heaven When We Pray?
 
In one of my dreams I went to Heaven and an Angel was showing me round. We walked side by side in a workshop that was filled with Angels. My guide stopped in front of the first section and told me: ‘This is the Receiving Section where all petitions to God said in prayer are received.’ The place was very busy with a great many Angels sorting the requests that had been received from people all over the world.

Leaving it, we walked down a long corridor until we reached another section and the Angel explained: ‘This is the Packaging and Delivery Section where the graces and blessings those on the Earth plane ask for are processed. If they are worthy of having their wish granted, it is despatched from here to the recipient.’ What a busy place it was! Many Angels were working extremely hard, as so many requests are constantly received.

Finally, we went to the farthest end of the long corridor. We stopped at the door of a very small room where, to my great surprise, only one Angel was seated who was doing nothing.

‘This is the Acknowledgment Section,’ my Angel friend murmured, seeming very embarrassed.

‘Why is no-one working here?’ I asked.

‘Ah, it’s sad,’ sighed the Angel . ‘When people have received the gifts and blessings they asked for, very few think of sending us an acknowledgments.’

‘Well, what is the right way of acknowledging God’s blessings?’ I asked.

‘It’s very simple,’ the Angel replied. Just say, ‘Thank you, Great Spirit, Father/Mother Creator and Your Angels.’
 
‘What are the blessings we should give thanks for?’ I queried.

‘First of all give thanks and praise to your Creator for the gift of your life and everything that is in it. For example, if there is food on your table, in your larder and/or refrigerator, and if you have clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than seventy-five percent of your spiritual brothers and sisters on your present plane of existence. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and maybe a bit of spare change somewhere, you are among the top eight percent of the world’s wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the one percent in your world who can do so.’

‘If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the many who will not survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear of being involved in a battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the hunger pangs of starvation, you are ahead of about seven hundred million people in your world. If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in your world. And if you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you’re an exception compared to the millions who live in doubt and despair in your world.’
 
‘Ok,’ I said. ‘I promise to do better in future. How do I start?’

The Angel replied: ‘If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing because someone was thinking of you as very special. On top of that you are more blessed than over two billion people in your world who cannot see and/or read at all. Begin by giving thanks for that.’

Great Spirit, Father/Mother Creator of all life,
May all who read this find rest, peace and healing in You.
Thank you for each one of them being part of my life.

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘Reflections On Prayer’
•    ‘On The Wings Of Prayer’

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Words & Prayers of Wisdom From The Tree Of Life’


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Posted 11/18/2012 6:21 AM (#23590 - in reply to #23588)
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Truly Caring Friends

When we honestly ask ourselves which people in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, offering solutions or cures, chose to share our pain and touch our wounds with warm and tender hearts and hands. The ones who know how to be silent in moments of despair or confusion, who stay with us in hours of grief and bereavement, content with not knowing, not curing or healing, are truly caring friends. Their presence helps us to face the reality of the predicament of the basic human powerlessness before the great issues, like life and death. Such friends are outer manifestations of the living God inside someone who is suffering. With the same compassion and the total and unconditional love and acceptance shown by them, the Divine embraces and comforts every suffering soul on the Earth plane.

In its search for a better understanding of the reason for its pain, every soul in the end bends its knees gratefully before the Highest. Only then can it be shown the way back home into its own true nature and its oneness with God and all life. For each and every one of us this happens when we have a sufficiently high degree of spiritual maturity. When the individual soul’s time for this has come and the dust has once more settled after a particularly traumatic experience, the Highest Self casts upon its small earthly counterpart the gift of Its wisdom. It consists of an increased comprehension of the wise higher purpose that lies behind all of Earth’s suffering. This is accompanied by the deep inner soul healing every human soul is eventually required to go in search of.

On the innermost level of our being, our Highest Self is the friend who deeply cares about us, accepts and loves us totally and unconditionally, just the way we are. That, to me, is the true meaning of the Jesus legend’s long promised comforter described in St. John 14:16-17: ‘And I will ask of my Father and he will give you another Comforter, for he abides with you forever. It is the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it has not seen him and does not know him. But you know him, because he abides with you and is in you.’ 

Henri J.M. Nouwen
‘The Road to Daybreak – A Spiritual Journey’
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Edited by Aquarius 11/19/2012 6:35 AM
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Posted 11/22/2012 6:35 PM (#23595 - in reply to #23562)
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The unseen Spirit never sleeps

The unseen spirits never sleep

Take our pick

It is tricky

Are we our own invisible Friend, or is their another who also watches over us?

I kind of hope so, although shall we ever know:

until the end, or the beginning?
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Posted 11/22/2012 6:46 PM (#23599 - in reply to #23595)
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Food for thought is a cookery book by ( I think from memory, Capon [sic]); and was in the old London 1970s, a 'right on' cafe somewhere in the West End. We went there often, until we fell off

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Posted 11/23/2012 11:22 AM (#23600 - in reply to #23562)
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Aquarius, thank you for sharing the black man's post in Metaphysical Dreams Club, with no offense intended to the blacks or the black race which is just a mark of identification.

Thanks for Sharing.

Also, thank you Mr. Joseph for sharing your cookery book here. I am a born cook. I take cooking as the foundation of creation... but Capon, could that be the popular Capon back then in Mafia Movies? Thanks for sharing.

Faxxy.
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Posted 12/2/2012 6:14 AM (#23616 - in reply to #23600)
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Changing The World
Do not try to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
And lo, the world is changed,
Changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy

If we try to change our world
Without first changing ourselves, we are sure to fail.
But when we come to terms with its true purpose
And perceive it in a new light, we learn to love it and
For us, quite magically, the world changes forever.

As our inner eyes open, we begin to recognise
The good in all people and situations.
Our heart and soul then fills with compassion and love
For those who, trapped in the darkness of
Their ignorance and greed, still insist on creating suffering,
Maybe for millions, and therefore negative Karma for themselves.
We no longer sit in judgement over anyone
And that helps us to create ever more positive Karma
For ourselves and our world.

Aquarius

From ‘Healers and Healing’

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Posted 12/2/2012 6:21 AM (#23617 - in reply to #23595)
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Ophiucus - 11/22/2012 11:35 PM The unseen Spirit never sleeps The unseen spirits never sleep Take our pick It is tricky Are we our own invisible Friend, or is their another who also watches over us? I kind of hope so, although shall we ever know: until the end, or the beginning?

The human soul rejoices as it becomes aware that it is never alone, that God - in the form of our Highest Self - is always with us. God has never left us and experiences everything with us. When we suffer, God suffers with us; when we enjoy ourselves, God does the same; and when we are healing, God is healing us and with us. Best of all, because of the inner oneness of all life, when we are healing, everything in the whole of Creation does the same.

                                         From ‘Chiron – The Wounded Healer’
 

 

 

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Posted 12/2/2012 6:47 AM (#23618 - in reply to #23600)
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faxxy - 11/23/2012 4:22 PM Aquarius, thank you for sharing the black man's post in Metaphysical Dreams Club, with no offense intended to the blacks or the black race which is just a mark of identification.

 Dear Faxxy - as a true Aquarian, for me

There is only one religion, the one of love.
There is only one race, the one of humankind.
There is only one gender and that is humanity.
There is only one language, the one of the heart.
And there is only one God and I am
Omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.

From ‘The Religion Of The New Age’








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Posted 12/13/2012 6:46 AM (#23639 - in reply to #23618)
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The Joy Of Being Yourself

To truly be myself and you yourself,
It is essential that I do my thing and you do yours.
We are not in this world
To live up to each other’s expectations.

You are you and I am I.
If, whenever we meet, we can love and accept each other,
Just the way we are,
We truly are friends and that is beautiful.

Anon.
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•    ‘In a world that is trying to make you like everyone else, being yourself is the greatest challenge of all.’ Anon.

•    ‘If you don’t like my words, don’t listen. If you don’t like my appearance, don’t look. If you don’t like my actions, turn your head. It’s as simple as that.’ Anon.

•    ‘You were born an original. Don’t become a copy.’ Anon.

•    ‘If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me that way.’ Goethe

•    ‘This is who I am. Nobody said you had to like it.’

•    ‘Live your life the way you want to live it. Don’t allow others to live it for you.’ Anon.

•    ‘It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.’ Herman Melville

•    ‘I was once afraid of people saying: ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say: ‘This is who I am.’ Oprah Winfrey

•    ‘I never wanted to be different. I just wanted to be me.’ Anon.

•    ‘Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.’ Judy Garland

•    ‘The only freedom in our world lies in being yourself.’ Anon.

•    ‘Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.’ Lao Tzu

•    ‘If we cannot be ourselves, what’s the point in having a mirror?’ Anon.

•    ‘Enjoy who you are. Do not hate yourself for what you are not.’ Anon.

•    ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do.’ Eleanor Roosevelt

•    ‘Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.’ Oscar Wilde

•    ‘Few are those who know how to see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.’ Albert Einstein


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Posted 12/25/2012 7:16 AM (#23650 - in reply to #23639)
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The road to Bethlehem is long.
Through the deepest, darkest and coldest night of the soul
Of failing to understand who we truly are,
And through the labyrinth of false beliefs and prejudices,
Every soul must eventually find its own way back
Into the comfort, warmth and light of recognising
Once again its own true nature and origin.
That, to me, is the road to Bethlehem.

From ‘The Road To Bethlehem’

With love and light,
Aquarius
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Posted 12/26/2012 4:46 PM (#23654 - in reply to #23562)
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Oh well, I suppose i have had to come downstairs to the study and rummage through the bookshelves ... it is a long way down the four flights from the top of the house, so it has taken me some time .... "Food for Thought: resurrecting the art of eating", is a book by (Father) Robert Farrar Capon, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York 1978. I only bought it because I was entranced by an earlier book of his called, The Third Peacock, a really spiritual text. Never quite got into the later book though. Seemed to be neither quite fish nor fowl....
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Posted 12/29/2012 7:09 AM (#23663 - in reply to #23654)
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Well then, dearest Paul, never mind not liking that book. There's no arguing about taste, is there? But, how about sharing some of your own wisdom and insights that others may learn something from them and be comforted?

 With love - Aquarius

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Posted 12/29/2012 4:35 PM (#23666 - in reply to #23663)
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Trying my best Aquarius ....

Happy New Year

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Posted 12/29/2012 4:39 PM (#23667 - in reply to #23617)
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Aquarius: "Posted 12/2/2012 6:21 AM (#23617 - in reply to #23595) "

Hi dear Aquarius

Just for clarification, I was not quoting anyone, was speaking for myself, as I felt. I always identify a quote if I am referrring to one. Sorry if I was unclear.

I think though too that your mention of God suffering with is and through us is part of the answer to the problem of bad things happening to good people (crossing over to that other ongoing thread).

As if somehow it is through that process that suffering is transformed to become part of the Divine. Which is also perhaps, its correspondance to alchemy: the base metal of our suffering becoming the gold of enlightenment through the crucible of endurance.

Every golden wish

Ophiucus

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Posted 1/19/2013 6:43 AM (#23731 - in reply to #23667)
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Dear Ophiucus,

Thank you for your response and please forgive me for taking so long to reply. I just couldn’t remember where you had posted it. Many thanks especially for sharing some of your own thoughts and insights into life with us. It makes a refreshing change from merely quoting someone else’s reflections. You said:

‘… As if somehow it is through that process that suffering is transformed to become part of the Divine. Which is also perhaps, its correspondence to alchemy: the base metal of our suffering becoming the gold of enlightenment through the crucible of endurance.’

That is so true and how beautifully you expressed it! Thank you.

Wishing you good things only – with love Aquarius

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Posted 1/19/2013 6:45 AM (#23732 - in reply to #23731)
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Who Cares For The Carer?

This tale contains a poignant message for all those loving and caring souls everywhere, who are in danger of forgetting their own needs whilst attending to those of others.

A woman of saintly generosity spent her life feeding and educating impoverished children. Despite her heroic efforts, the task seemed endless and like a bottomless pit. One fine day, she became so discouraged that she decided to visit a famous guru in the hope that he might help her find a solution to she could improve her situation. Pouring out her heart, she told him: ‘In view of the countless needy children and people in our world everything I do seems like a mere drop in the ocean. No matter how many of them I attend to, there will always be thousands and millions more who are just as needy. Besides, there are times when I could do with a bit of help myself. What should I do?

The teacher replied: ‘Don’t come to me in search for the answer to this problem or any other. Instead, learn to pay attention to your inner guidance, look inside your heart and listen to the wise one within. It’s the only place where trustworthy answers to all our questions can be found. That’s where you will in some way perceive the voice of God, the living God within, who is waiting to come fully alive in you, the same as in everybody. Since time immemorial it has been known as the small still voice of conscience in everybody. Meditate and listen carefully to what it has to say, then do not hesitate to follow it’s advice.’

For an hour the woman sat in deep meditation, until eventually her inner voice said: ‘Attend to the voice of your loudest and deepest longing.’ Thanking the wise man, as well as her inner guidance for their advice, she went to town. There she treated herself to a big bunch of flowers, a box of her favourite chocolates and a dress she had long admired in one of the shop windows. Then she made a resolution to regularly take time out for attending to her own needs, especially the inner ones.  



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Posted 1/22/2013 7:20 AM (#23735 - in reply to #23732)
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The Sailing Ship – An Allegory

Imagine in your mind’s eye, if you will, a sailing ship. After a long break on dry land it is getting ready to once again enter into the freedom of the high seas. The ship shows great beauty and strength, as it joyfully opens its snowy white sails and offers them to the morning breeze. You are one of those left behind at the shore. Sadly, you watch the ship’s departure until you can see no more of it than a speck of white cloud on the horizon where the ocean meets the sky. A mournful voice close by says: ‘Ah, it’s gone!’

During the coming days, you keep wondering to yourself: ‘Where did the ship go?’ Finally, you come to the conclusion that this does not really matter because you know that wherever it may be now, it will be still as beautiful as it ever was, and that its mast and hull will be just as strong as when it left your shore. At that moment, as if in a dream, you sense a voice calling to you from some distant shore: ‘It’s arrived safely. It’s here!’

The death of the physical body is similar. Nothing changes, we remain the same one we always were. Our feelings and desires remain unchanged. All we have done is shedding our outer shell like a worn out overcoat. Eternity is here and now and everywhere. Each moment we spend on the Earth plane and all other worlds is an integral part of Eternity. Any loss on our present level of life is the spirit world’s gain. On the other side of the veil of consciousness each death in our world is always a happy event, because one of us is reborn into the full awareness of their true reality and is therefore coming home. We are eternal beings of light. There is no death and we cannot die. It’s just that from time to time we have to gather our experiences, so that we may learn from them and grow, on different levels of life  – that’s all.

Roger Carswell
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From ‘Comfort for the Bereaved’

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Posted 1/28/2013 5:48 AM (#23748 - in reply to #23562)
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We are all the Universe’s beloved children of the Earth and an integral part of Its Creation. Our true nature is love and every one of us is valuable and has a right to find a measure of happiness in loving and being loved. The awareness of those who still mistake themselves for nothing but earthlings is in need of the healing that comes finding a better understanding of this.


 


 



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Posted 1/29/2013 7:11 AM (#23749 - in reply to #23748)
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It has been said that because two people argue does not mean they do not love each other and that because some folks refuse to argue is a sign that they do. I find it childish to fall out with each other because of a difference of opinion. When a situation has been duly considered from all angles, in all our relationships it is all right to come to the conclusion that it is better to agree to disagree than falling out. Wise ones bear in mind that whenever disputes arise, two persons can be confronted with exactly the same things and perceive them in a totally different way.

Depending on one’s point of view, all participants in any argument can be right and wrong, at the same time. That’s the way it has to be for human beings, because of the different lessons we all have to participate in on the Earth plane. With a bit of goodwill any dispute can be settled peacefully, simply by accepting each other’s views, even though they differ. The level of someone’s spiritual maturity reveals itself in nothing more clearly than in the ability and willingness – or otherwise – to agree to disagree with others in times of conflict.


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Posted 2/1/2013 5:47 AM (#23755 - in reply to #23749)
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Doing The Right Things
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred.
You don’t have to like them, but love them anyway!

They are all part of your own family.
They are part of you and you are part of them.
They may not yet know it, but you being wiser,
Love them anyway!

People may project their own ulterior motives onto you,
And accuse you of having them.
Rest safe in the knowledge that the Universe
Knows their hearts as well as yours.
Do good anyway!

If being successful means that we can only win
False friends and real enemies.
Succeed anyway!

The good we do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do it anyway!

What could have taken years of building up,
Can be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway!

People who are in need of our help,
May attack us whilst we are trying to help them.
Help anyway!

Give the world the best that is within you,
And should it be rejected, do not stop giving.
Give anyway!

The Universal Law of Karma ensures that what we send
Into the world, has to return to us.
Give of your best and only the best is sure to return!

Bishop Abel Muzorewa
African Spiritual and Political Leader
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From ‘Relationship Healing’



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Posted 2/3/2013 7:14 AM (#23756 - in reply to #23755)
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The Nothing People
Have you heard of the nothing people?
They do not lie, but they do not tell the truth.
They do not take, but they do not give either.
They neither steal nor stop a thief.
They do not rock the boat, and never pull an oar.
They will not drag you down, but always let you pull them
And if the effort kill you, the tough luck is on you.
They do not hurt you, but they refuse to help
And never volunteer for anything.
They neither love nor hate you.
They will not burn you, but they fiddle happily
While you burn.

Do you know what they truly are?
The sins of omission folks.
Spiritual voids, neither good nor bad,
They are standing still and stagnating.
And because they never risk anything,
They do not learn or grow.
At least, the good keep trying,
And the bad in their own way, work just as hard.
At least both are based on action and conviction,
So, please Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all Life,
Send me either a sinner or a Saint,
But protect me against the nothing people.
If you told them they are in danger of
Wasting a precious lifetime on the Earth,
They would not believe you.

Anon.
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Posted 2/14/2013 6:33 PM (#23763 - in reply to #23756)
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Hi Aquarius and All Here

There has been some debate about the attribution of the poem, The Edge, but my understanding is, that it is thought that the correct authorship resides with Christopher Logue:

Come to The Edge



Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and we pushed,
And they flew.

Though to whomsoever actually the copyright and authorship belong, it is an interesting verse: perhaps not always to be taken literally
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Posted 2/14/2013 6:45 PM (#23766 - in reply to #23763)
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Exactly how many angels can teeter on the brink at any one 'time' ?

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Posted 2/17/2013 6:00 AM (#23767 - in reply to #23763)
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Dear Ophiucus - you were right. Thank you for shedding some light on this.

I had no idea there was a controversy over who had written 'Come To The Edge'. A friend gave it to me many years ago, when I was standing at the edge of a very frightening cliff and didn't know which way to jump. I liked the poem so much that I took it into my collection of words of hope and encouragement, which I have been sharing with all those in need of them for many years. 

I searched the web for some enlightenment on the poem and found the following:

http://www.emule.com/2poetry/phorum/read.php?4,34313,36775

With love - Aquarius

 



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Posted 2/17/2013 6:06 AM (#23768 - in reply to #23562)
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Dear Paul – I doubt that Angels ever feel the need to teeter on edges, the way we earthlings frequently do. And when we do, they stand by and support us, of that I am sure. With love – Aquarius

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Posted 2/17/2013 6:10 AM (#23769 - in reply to #23768)
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Come to think of it, maybe Guillaume Appolinaire liked the poem so much that he did a spot of editing on it, the way I am fond of doing when I come across a brilliant idea that someone had and couldn’t express all that well. That’s what I call ‘polishing the gem’. As far as I am concerned, it’s a great honour when someone does that to one of our works. I wouldn’t object to it.

 With love – Aquarius

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Posted 2/17/2013 3:44 PM (#23772 - in reply to #23769)
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Ha - quite so, all, I was just misquoting that Renaissance debate, about Nothing really, but they were very exercised by it, 'how may angels can gather on the head of a pin', and doing consequent word plays about The Edge ...., as in teetering on the brink of, as it seems you were called to do one day, dear Aquarius friend ... glad you made the right choice ...

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Posted 2/18/2013 6:23 AM (#23774 - in reply to #23772)
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Thank you, dear Paul. Glad you made it, too. We all get where we are meant to go in the end. So, let's be of good cheer and keep on keeping on.


 

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Posted 2/18/2013 6:24 AM (#23775 - in reply to #23774)
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White Eagle: ‘Truth is like a shining jewel that has many facets. Souls who have uncovered truth within themselves do not say: ‘I have the only truth’ but ‘I see the truth through my facet, but truth has many facets along which its rays travel. What is true to me may not be  true for my siblings.’. That’s why we need to walk our path of service with tolerance, ready to observe and appreciate the truth that shines through every soul’s facets. At the core of truth lies the discovery that its central pivot is love, tolerance and an understanding that other people have their own truth as much as we have ours. Let these things be the keynotes of your service.’

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Posted 2/20/2013 7:03 AM (#23780 - in reply to #23775)
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Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880/1918, was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early twentieth century, he is credited with coining the word surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealistic, the play ‘The Breasts of Tiresias’, 1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera. Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38.
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Dear Ophiucus – I wonder whether the following has ever occurred to those who are doubting Guillaume Apollinaire’s right to the ownership of copyright for ‘The Edge’. Could he, in fact, have been the first one to whom this idea was given by the Universe? I do believe that the Universe floats Its ideas in the collective pool of consciousness of our world, of which each and every one of us is an integral part. We are all its transmitter/receiver stations and all those who are ready to pick up one of them – or many – will do so and develop them further.

That’s why, in my view, the whole thing about copyright is a great deal of nonsense. Whatever is there, does belong to all of us – not to one single individual. It is also the reason why I have always been willing to share my writings freely with anyone who is interested in them.

What do you think?

With love and light,
Aquarius
 

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Posted 2/20/2013 1:35 PM (#23781 - in reply to #23562)
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Hi Aquarius

In lieu of an answer from Ophiucus, and for myself, based in an academic institution, I would say this:

since UMS is a university of sorts, I suspect the answer lies in the matter of academic convention ... stuff that is published or claimed as one's own if it is not one's own amounts to intellectual theft.

It does make trying to write anything any more increasingly problematic, since in most cases everything has been said, and well said many times over by great wise souls.

All we can hope to do is restate our own truths for each other now, in this generation.

The other thing I would add too is that there are some around who are making a lot of money/reputation from trading off other peoples ideas, without proper accreditation (clearly not you, so am not making any criticism, just following on my own train of thought), which proper referencing/sourcing/acknowledgement would ease.

Moreover, eg, if I was Christopher Logue [in the matter of the ode under question] I might be rather affronted if my effort to bring that inspiration into the light was being attributed to another
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Posted 2/21/2013 6:49 AM (#23784 - in reply to #23781)
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So sorry for that slip of mine, I have amended it

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Posted 2/22/2013 3:44 AM (#23786 - in reply to #23781)
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Paul expressed the matter very well. The point is, Guillaume Appollinaire did not write it, Christopher Logue did, and thus there are also copyright issues apart from academic ones; to which we Moderators must also be attentive. Here from the rather wonderful (free) management development web-site Businessballs.com is an interesting discussion (note too the correct version of Logue's poem):

"I am indebted to Davide Levi for alerting me to popular confusion surrounding one of the great inspirational poems, Come To The Edge. The Come To The Edge poem appears in a variety of forms, and is often wrongly attributed (including by this website a while ago, sorry) to the French poet Guilliame Apollinaire (1880-1918). In fact the British poet Christopher Logue (born 1926) wrote Come To The Edge, apparently in 1961-62. I am also grateful to Bob Janes, who pointed me towards a clearer explanation and the probable cause of the confusion, as explained (apparently) by Christopher Logue in an interview with Nigel Rees in 1995, which appears (apparently) on page 359 of Rees's book the 'Cassell Companion to Quotations' (Cassell, London, 1997): "...In 1961 or '62, Michael English and I were asked by Michael Kustow to design a poster/poem for an Apollinaire exhibition he was mounting at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts in London). I wrote 'Come to the Edge' and put the words 'Apollinaire said' at the beginning of it; a cross [probably meaning combination, not 'across' as I'd previously suggested - thanks Cliff] between a title and a first line. On the poster, the poem, plus 'Apollinaire said' framed an illustration of clouds. Later, when the poem was reprinted, I dropped the trope [a trope is a figurative of metaphorical use of a word, in this case 'said', since Apollinaire never 'said' the words]. Last year, though, the US 'magician' David Copperfield projected a garbled version of the poem on to a screen as part of his show, as well as printing it in his 'tour-book' the show's programme. I believe the poem has been reprinted in at least one US book without my permission. Maybe it had the trope attached to it still..." (Apparently)

Exactly why Logue chose to add the attribution 'Apollinaire said' to his original work is not made clear; this is the best explanation I have to date, for which I should also acknowledge other people referenced in Bob Janes's explanatory email, who previously researched this matter, notably publisher Steve Khinoy of SKA SwordPlay Books (who gave details of the above on the publisher's forum website Publish-L.com, and who signed off his comments with the observation that "Indeed, a David Copperfield TV special show in the UK in 1995 concluded with an approximation of the poem ... attributed to Apollinaire"), and Brian Baranoski (who posted the details of the Rees book and Logue interview on Geocities.com on 4 Jan 1998).

Here is the correct original Christopher Logue version of Come To The Edge.

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew.

©Christopher Logue
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http://www.businessballs.com/inspirational_motivational_quotes.htm#...


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Posted 2/23/2013 6:33 AM (#23787 - in reply to #23786)
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Dear Ophiucus,

Thank you for investigating the matter so thoroughly and for clearing it up. In view of your findings I have removed ‘Come To The Edge’ from my website and from this thread. Hope that's okay with you.
 
With love - Aquarius



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Posted 2/23/2013 5:17 PM (#23789 - in reply to #23562)
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I Look To The Day

I look to the day…
When our inner self is more important than our ego

I look to the day…
When we realize the importance of humanity

I look to the day…
When we know we are a part of God and that God is a part of us

I look to the day…
When we know in our hearts, our mind and our soul that there is no sense to prejudice

I look to the day…
When we can look at a man or woman and not see race, creed or color

I look to the day…
When there is world peace

I look to the day…
When we realize we are all one with the universe and each other
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Posted 2/24/2013 9:13 AM (#23795 - in reply to #23787)
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Thanks for comment - but in my view it is still a great verse, so am not sure why one should remove ? It's just the referencing/sourcing that was being clarified ..

Namaste

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Posted 2/25/2013 6:06 AM (#23797 - in reply to #23795)
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Thank you, dear Ophiucus. As the officially accepted version of 'Come To The Edge' is contained in your first response to my original posting of it, there is no need for repeating it, would you agree?

And thank you, Intentmind, for your contribution. I have enjoyed it so much that I am going to add it to my collection. How much I look forward to that day, too.

God bless you both.

With love - Aquarius



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Posted 2/25/2013 6:08 AM (#23798 - in reply to #23797)
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When things go wrong, as they sometime will,
The optimist thinks: ‘They’ll come right again!’,
While the pessimist grumbles: ‘It’ll only get worse!’
And as our thoughts and beliefs create our earthly reality,
Both forecasts duly come true.
Each one nodes sagely: ‘I told you so!’
That’s why when times are hard, positive thinkers
Think: ‘They will get better and become easier again.’
Though it may take time, they invariably do.

From ‘What Is Hope?’




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Posted 2/25/2013 4:27 PM (#23800 - in reply to #23797)
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Sure; but I wasn't sure why you would remove it from your web-site, which also contains links to other wonderful material

Never mind, No mind!

All the best, All
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Posted 2/28/2013 6:55 AM (#23802 - in reply to #23800)
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Dear Ophiucus,

Thank you for your response. I removed ‘Come To The Edge’ to avoid unnecessary copyright squabbles. When I happily share all my material with all those who are interested, because I believe that spiritual knowledge belongs to everybody and should be made freely available, I cannot see any reason why others shouldn’t allow me to use some of their material on my website. I consider it as an honour to be chosen.

So, I have taken your advice and reinstated the poem. In spite of the fact that I like the first version better, this time I have used the second one, for the simple reason that it appears to be the officially accepted one. Should anyone object to this, please let me know and I shall remove it again.

With love and light,
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Posted 2/28/2013 7:12 AM (#23803 - in reply to #23802)
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‘Do not believe anything simply because you have heard it, or because it is spoken and rumoured by many, or because it is found written in religious books, or because it emanates from your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. When you find after observation and analysis that anything agrees with your reasoning and is conducive to the good and benefit of all, accept it and conduct your life by it.’ The legend of the Buddha, ca. 563 – 483 BCE.

The figure of the Buddha is a metaphor for human souls in their awakened and enlightened state. His last words to his disciples are the most poignant ones, as valid now as they were then: ‘Go and work out your own salvation, with diligence.’






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Posted 2/28/2013 7:47 PM (#23805 - in reply to #23803)
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‘Do not believe anything simply because you have heard it, or because it is spoken and rumoured by many, or because it is found written in religious books, or because it emanates from your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations." The legend of the Buddha, ca. 563 – 483 BCE. <>

If the above were only true............

Believe anything and everything you see on the Internet, because it must be true because it is on the Internet. Believe all testimonials, because the good, service, technology, therapy or material really really really works....that's why all the glowing reviews are stated for you to see! And, believe and agree with anything on social media, since everyone else believes and agrees so it must be right.....that is until they change their minds, then believe and agree with the change!

Now, this is a true story, but cannot be verified since there was no practical way to do so. It involves one of my relatives. During one of the intense periods of immigration to the United States, one of my relations was in a rather heated discussion with a French person. This was during the 20's when the USA was in the throes of censorship and prohibition; and Paris was enjoying one of its most liberal periods. Obviously, the American relation was drinking heavily, since that was the point of Prohibition. There was a popular musical  being performed during that time. A "hit" tune from that musical was the 1927 song "50 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong".

The story goes that my relative was being lectured as to why she should eat snails and the Frenchman summed up his argument by quoting said song title, "50 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong". To which my relative replied, "then you should also go and eat s$%t, since fifty million flies can't be wrong either!"

Not a gem of wisdom for your website Ackwah.....but a diamond in the rough of wisdom just the same.

And, I hope no one is offended by this, if so, you have my sincere apologies, even though this doesn't even come close to the gross, vile, foul, malicious, and pointless vulgarity that passes for our everyday entertainments.

Peace guys and gals from the Cat Lovin' Dude with swinging cat girls........

Marty, Lucky and Poppyhead

P.S. Also being an "Ivory Tower" denizen; Paul-your point from the academic view is well stated.



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Posted 3/3/2013 6:31 AM (#23808 - in reply to #23805)
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Dear Marty - what the Buddha legend told us such a long time ago,  is as valid and true as it was when it came into being. That's just the point I was trying to make.

White Eagle has the following to say on the theme of truth: ‘Truth is like a shining jewel that has many facets. Souls who have uncovered truth within themselves do not say: ‘I have the only truth’ but ‘I see the truth through my facet, but it has many facets along which its rays travel. What is true to me may not be  true for my siblings.’. That’s why we need to walk our path of service with tolerance, ready to observe and appreciate the truth that shines through every soul’s facet. At the core of truth lies the discovery that its central pivot is love, tolerance and an understanding that other people have their own truth as much as we have ours. Let the recognition of this be the keynotes of your service on the earthly plane.’

From ‘The Quest For God’s Eternal Wisdom And Truth’






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Posted 3/4/2013 6:47 AM (#23809 - in reply to #23808)
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Eternity Is Today
Every new day is a source of mystery
In which the past, present and future are one.
It is like a river in which each drop of water
Is linked to its tiny spring on a distant mountain slope,
As well as one of our world’s far away blue oceans.

In just the same way this today of ours is part of Eternity,
Every precious moment of every day that’s where we dwell.
Eternity is not something to be waited for until leaving the physical plane.
Knowing this demands that we live in a manner that is worthy of it,
So when reaching the other side we can look back on ourselves with gladness.

Emptying our hearts and souls of the concerns
Of our lower nature, like vengefulness, hatred and greed,
Raises our consciousness into the desires of our Highest Self.
Our whole being fills with kindness, compassion and love for all life.
Now, at long last we are worthy of Eternity.

Ku Sang 1984
Edited by Aquarius

Recommended Reading:
‘About Time’



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Posted 3/26/2013 7:32 AM (#23850 - in reply to #23809)
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‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.’

Lao Tzu




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Posted 3/28/2013 4:19 PM (#23855 - in reply to #23850)
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Hi Marty

That was on an old Athena poster, but it was something about 50 bn flies and a fat man

Dear Aquarius

I cannot recall that section of the Tao - I will have a search

Best all

PJ
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Posted 4/17/2013 6:42 AM (#23903 - in reply to #23855)
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It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don’t be a piker, old pard!
Just draw on your grit, it’s so easy to quit.
It’s the keeping-your chin-up that’s hard.

It’s easy to cry that you’re beaten – and die;
It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight –
Why that’s the best game of them all!
 
And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
All broken and battered and scarred,
Just have one more try – it’s dead easy to die,
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.

From ‘The Quitter’ by Robert W. Service
‘Rhymes of a Rolling Stone’

From ‘Waking Up From The Dark Night Of The Soul’






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Posted 4/17/2013 7:29 AM (#23904 - in reply to #23903)
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Very true Aquarius!
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Posted 4/17/2013 2:11 PM (#23905 - in reply to #23904)
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Though on reflection, in instances of severe depression or certain chronic physical illnesses, this can be quite a harsh judgment
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Posted 4/18/2013 6:29 AM (#23908 - in reply to #23905)
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But it's true nonetheless, don't you think?
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Posted 4/28/2013 6:29 AM (#23916 - in reply to #23908)
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‘Kindness in words creates confidence. In thinking it creates profoundness and in giving it creates love.’ Lao Tzu

‘Words have the power to destroy and heal, and words that are true and kind can make our world a better place.’ The Buddha

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Posted 4/28/2013 6:51 AM (#23917 - in reply to #23916)
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Taking Charge Of Our Tongues - Part 1
 
On our pathway through life learning to watch the words we speak and thereby taking charge of our tongues is as vital an issue as any other. That is undoubtedly the reason why as early as the Bible’s Old Testament warned in Proverbs 18:21: ‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those who love it shall eat the fruits thereof.’ In ‘Spiritual Unfoldment 2’ White Eagle adds to this: ‘Keep control of your tongue, so that it says no unkind and hurtful thing. Bear in mind the feelings of those to whom you speak and do so gently and thoughtfully, without anger and haste. When you do this, my dear children of the Earth, difficulties fall away, sorrow recedes into the background and you cannot help but become aware of the gentle presence of the Master within you.

‘We ask you to render a service to yourself and that is holding your tongue. It is one of the hardest tasks that can be asked of you. You ought to see the mists that surround you and your world that is caused by idle chatter. When there is so much of it on the Earth, even the Angels can to nothing but bow their heads, because in that case they are unable to minister to you. Whenever you are tempted to say: ‘I think or believe so and so. I like this person, but I don’t like that one,’ instead of speaking, be silent and wait and see. If you can also restrain yourself from expressing any foolish opinions about the affairs and the state of your world you will greatly assist the Angels in their work.’



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Posted 4/28/2013 7:04 AM (#23918 - in reply to #23917)
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‘If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.’ The Dalai Lama


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Posted 4/29/2013 6:44 AM (#23920 - in reply to #23918)
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 Taking Charge Of Our Tongues - Part 2
 
In ancient Greece the philosopher Socrates, 469 - 399 BC,  famous for his great wisdom, was only too aware of what kind of damage careless gossip can cause. One day he came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said: ‘Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?’

‘Wait a moment,’ Socrates replied. ‘Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.’

‘Triple filter? What does it mean?’

‘Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to run what you’re going to say through some filters. The first one is Truth. Are you sure that what you are about to tell me is true?’

‘No, I just heard about it.’

‘All right,’ replied Socrates. ‘As you don’t really know whether what you have to say is true or not, let’s try the second filter, the one of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?’

‘No, quite the opposite!’

‘Ah! So you want to tell me something bad about someone, even though you’re not certain it’s true?’

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

Socrates continued: ‘Well, if what you have to say is meant to be of some use to me, you may still pass the test, because the third filter is the test of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?’

‘No, not really!’ came the reply.

‘If what you want to tell me is neither true nor good and not even useful, why tell it to me at all?’ asked the sage.

Deeply ashamed of himself, the man walked away.

This is but one example of the wisdom for which Socrates was held in such high esteem by his contemporaries. His message is as poignant and valid for us as it was in his time.






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Posted 5/19/2013 6:23 AM (#23946 - in reply to #23920)
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‘Conquering our lower nature is better than winning a thousand battles. That victory is ours to keep in all Eternity and can never be taken from us, neither by Angels nor demons, Heaven or Hell.’ The Buddha
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Posted 5/20/2013 9:20 PM (#23951 - in reply to #23562)
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I know a lot about how people care..............the city of New Orleans was devastated by a flood........and no one helped them.......cos they were black, Cajun and/or Creole,,,,,Iberville is hard on all dat live there.
The prez demeaned a man in front of the nation......called him Browney......and that man did not have the guts to answer back This is why our nation is not as great as it was......because we kowtow to interests which the people do not share, just the corporate interest and we go as willingly as lambs to the slaughter..........Browney......you killed thousands of people.....Georgie Bush.......you LET them die, cos a lot of them were black and Democrats.......

Ah well......the board may well liven up.....and it is because of,

Yours truly,
Luckylee and Poppyhead

Mein Gott......what have these cats done...........enough.......Peace to ALL!!!!
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Posted 6/3/2013 3:33 PM (#23994 - in reply to #23562)
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Dear Marty - try not to make George Bush's problems or Karma yours and refuse to carry his burdens. They're not yours to carry. Forgive him, for he does not know what is doing. He will do, in due course.

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 6/5/2013 5:07 PM (#24001 - in reply to #23562)
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As Administrator, I can delete if you wish - just let me know what you would like removed

Whilst we are on the topic of removals, I have been monitoring the Board lately as there have been some strange and I have to say unwelcome postings from one or new members, in each case more resembling spam than metaphysical discussion.

Please take note everyone who comes onto the Board, all are welcome, but we - UMS - do moderate posts, and it just causes unnecessary hassle and energy misuse to use the Discussion Forum inappropriately: because such material will simply be deleted

Blessed Be, All

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Posted 6/5/2013 7:41 PM (#24003 - in reply to #23994)
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OH MY....I have not been attentive to my posts nor replies! Thank you Aaackwah.....as we say in the macho USA "you got my back" whatever that is supposed to mean. I think I deleted the dup and will try to check to be sure all is well.

As for George, his karma is the karma we inherited and live under as no new karma is likely to take hold. Prez Oblame-ah is not a charismatic figure. He is a very intelligent man and explains things in an intelligent way....but that is NOT what the folks of today want.

I am interested....I get a sense of deja-vu from the Weimar republic.....and I hear the words "there's something happening here...what it is ain't exactly clear....I think and feel we are closing our eyes to an oncoming evil. Just a feeling!

Always yours Aqqq,

Martin, Luckylee, Poppyhead

 (Vincent was my papa's name and my middle name)

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Posted 6/6/2013 6:27 AM (#24006 - in reply to #24003)
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‘To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.’ E.E. Cummings

‘Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no-one’s definition of your life. Define yourself.’ Robert Frost

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Posted 6/6/2013 6:29 AM (#24007 - in reply to #24001)
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Ophiucus - 6/5/2013 10:07 PM As Administrator, I can delete if you wish - just let me know what you would like removed Whilst we are on the topic of removals, I have been monitoring the Board lately as there have been some strange and I have to say unwelcome postings from one or new members, in each case more resembling spam than metaphysical discussion. Please take note everyone who comes onto the Board, all are welcome, but we - UMS - do moderate posts, and it just causes unnecessary hassle and energy misuse to use the Discussion Forum inappropriately: because such material will simply be deleted Blessed Be, All Ophiucus

Thank you, dear Ophiucus. It's good to know that you are there, watching over all of us. I noticed several very strange looking new postings yesterday, when I briefly called. 

God bless, take care and keep the good work up.

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 6/6/2013 6:38 AM (#24008 - in reply to #24003)
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Dear Marty – everything that happens in our world, individually and collectively, is the result of Karma all of us created. Nothing happens perchance. It can't be any other way. There will still be many contortions we and our world will have to endure, but I am sure that everything will come out well in the end. All we can do is trust that all of us are guided and protected by the highest forces in the whole of Creation. How else could it be? After all, we didn’t bring ourselves into being.

The human race in its arrogance thinks of itself as ever so clever, but are we really? If we were, wouldn’t we behave ourselves better, be more kind and loving to each other, instead of trying to wipe each other out, whenever an opportunity for doing so arises?

With love to you and the girls and your papa in the world of light,
Aquarius

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Posted 6/8/2013 6:20 AM (#24012 - in reply to #23562)
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Are you aware that each one of us in their own way is a special and unique being? Just imagine in the entire history of the whole of Creation there has never been and never will be another being quite like you and me! Our eyes, hands, hair, handwriting, smile, voice and mind are unique to us. No-one walks, talks, thinks, acts or even meditates exactly the way we do. Nobody can paint our brush strokes or has exactly the same taste as we have for food, music, dance and other artistic endeavours. Nobody can perceive things quite the way we do; and no-one can feel our feelings. There has never been someone who laughs exactly the way we do, and what makes us laugh or cry, can have quite a different effect on someone else.

We are all different from everybody else who ever walked the Earth, and we are all specially gifted in some way. Even if others pursue the same creative activities as we do, everybody has their own special and unique way of expressing themselves. In the course of our evolution as individuals and through many lifetimes, we all have developed our own set of abilities. There always will be someone who is better than we are, at one thing or another; and everyone is likely to be our superior at least in one way. But do not overlook that this is valid for each one of us.

Every human soul has been provided by our Creator with a different set of gifts and talents. They have taken many lifetimes to develop and it is important to be grateful for them, to take good care of them and further develop them, to the best of our ability. The whole range of that which has been bestowed upon us produces a vibration and a sound that is uniquely our own. The entire human race is like a room that is filled with billions of musical instruments. Listening to the symphony they are producing together, it may seem to us as if some of the instruments in some way sounded better than ours. Don’t be disturbed by this, because it’s due to the fact that every instruments is a unique creation, to ensure that no-one matches exactly anyone else’s sound. No matter how hard they may try, it’s impossible!




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Posted 6/20/2013 7:10 AM (#24039 - in reply to #24012)
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Love is the law and the nature of the Universe. It is humankind’s true nature too. It is a force that is stronger than the best quality steel could ever be. Steel belongs to the Earth plane, but love is of the highest levels of life, known to us as God. Steel  has to decay like all earthly things. It rusts and deteriorates and its molecular components are eventually returned to the Earth, the same as anything else that consists of matter. Love, however, is of God and therefore eternal and immortal. It has the power to survive and conquer all obstacles that may ever get in our way. If two people are tied together by difficult Karma, once they have dealt with it by resolving the outstanding issues between them, they are ready to form a loving relationship that will last forever. This does away with the need for grappling any of our friends to our souls with hoops of steel, the way an old saying advises us to do.


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Posted 7/13/2013 12:21 PM (#24055 - in reply to #24039)
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Every human soul carries deep within the memory of the perfect and beautiful world from which we once descended into physicality and to which one day we shall return. This is a world that knows nothing of sickness, pain, violence, crime and wars, and all life exists together in perfect harmony. From time to time the memories of this world come to haunt us in order to encourage us in our search for the same perfection, i.e. wholeness that is in our Creator. To achieve this goal the Great Spirit plants in Its children of the Earth an urge to grow and reach upwards, so that our consciousness may expand through learning something from every experience that comes our way.
 
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The Value Of A Hug

A hug is love in its purest form.
Giving, receiving and exchanging it costs nothing,
And is one of the finest things Earth life has to offer.
It heals relationships by wanting nothing from others,
Only to give of itself and hoping
That love’s gift will be accepted.

A hug feels good, it disperses loneliness and
The fear of each other.
It’s self-esteem building when a soul says to itself:
‘Wow! I am lovable, someone wants to hug me!’
A hug slows down ageing,
So people who keep on hugging never grow old.

A hug eases tensions and insomnia.
It keeps arms and shoulder muscles in good condition,
And is ecologically sound, as it enhances any environment.
Democratic because everybody is always eligible,
It is so portable that you can take it with you wherever you go.

A hug creates and affirms physical being.
It saves heat and is therefore energy efficient.
It makes difficult days bearable and happy ones better still,
Helping you to feel good all day.
And that’s why I am sending all of you an
Extra great big special hug – now!

Anon.
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From ‘Words Of Wisdom for Relationship Healing’

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Posted 7/25/2013 5:56 AM (#24075 - in reply to #24072)
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The Value Of A Smile

The ability to smile is one of the finest and greatest gifts God has bestowed upon humankind. A smile is one of life’s most profound paradoxes. In spite of being very valuable it costs nothing. Precious beyond compare, like all the best things in life, there is no charge for it. Although it has no intrinsic value, it cannot be bought, begged, stolen or borrowed. A gift of love that can only be given away, it enriches giver and receiver simultaneously.

A smile is a vital part of life’s magic. Sometimes it acts like a light that someone suddenly switches on in a darkened room. It can make the plainest face beautiful; and though a smile takes but a moment, its memory may linger forever in someone’s heart and soul. A smile can create happiness wherever it is placed, in the home, between friends and in business. It is a signal of goodwill between all people, nature’s best antidote to trouble, rest to the weary and a ray of sunshine to those who are discouraged and sad. No-one needs a smile as much as those who feel as if they had nothing to smile about. So, next time you meet someone who seems to have forgotten how to smile, grant them the gift of one of yours and see what happens.

The law of the Universe is love and God communicates with us through people. A smile that comes from the heart is a part of the universal language of love that requires no interpreter; everybody understands it. Through such a smile we find God in everyone; we open our hearts and souls to each other and convey the message: ‘I love you; you are my sibling.’

At times smiling takes courage, because it makes us vulnerable and we may risk rejection. But it’s worthwhile trying, for when someone returns our smile, our souls open and we are looking at each other through the eyes of God. Somehow we recognise in the other the great love of our Divine Father/Mother, who cares for us especially when we have to endure pain and confusion, to send someone along whose smile reassures us and shows us that all rests safely in God’s loving hands. Smiling allows us to take part in the goodness of Heaven. Wherever we may find ourselves, each time someone smiles a small piece of Heaven is brought onto the Earth plane that can be shared by all who know how to respond to it.

This is dedicated to my friend Eva, now in the world of light. When she was still with us, at eighty-eight and wheelchair bound, she had the most infectious and glorious smile. It was sheer magic to watch her face light us in one of her smiles. It made her look astonishingly young and it was easy to see how her soul’s secret beauty radiated into our world, like a bright golden Star that lit up all it touched. She was living proof of the truth that the human soul and spirit are ageless and eternally young, and that seeing indeed is believing!

Anon.
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From ‘Words Of Wisdom for Relationship Healing’

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The Law Of The Garbage Truck

On my way to the airport the other day, I decided to go by taxi. Driving in the outer lane, seemingly out of nowhere a car forced its way straight from a parking space in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on the brakes, which sent us into a skid and we missed the other car by only a few inches. The offender wound down his window, shook at fist and shouted at us. To my astonishment, my driver kept his cool. He just smiled and waved at the other one in a friendly way.

‘Why did you do that, when the chap almost ruined your car and sent us into hospital?’ I asked.

‘Ah well,’ the driver replied, ‘I forgive him because he’s one of those who obeys the law of the garbage truck. He doesn’t know what he’s doing to himself, as far too many these days do, unfortunately.’

When I asked him what he meant by that, he continued: ‘In my view, some folks are like garbage trucks. They are filled with the emotional debris of their accumulated frustrations, anger and disappointments. As it piles up in them, from time to time they have to relieve themselves by dumping some of their rubbish. If you happen to get in their way, they pour it onto you. There’s never any need for taking things personally. That’s why I just smile, wave, wish them well and – if you believe in this kind of thing, like I do – bless them, then simply move on. I never take their stuff on board and I refuse to spread it to those around me at work, at home or on the streets. They too haven’t deserved that kind of treatment.

‘Anyway, I believe that what we send out into the world returns to us like a boomerang. That’s why to those who dump their rubbish on others nothing but refuse can return. People who are content with themselves and their existence in the great scheme of things, do not allow the contents of other people’s garbage trucks to ruin their days. They know that life’s too short for regrets and that it’s better by far to love those who treat us right and pray for the ones who don’t.

‘Everybody has a different perceptions of life. If we think of our world as a garbage dump, that’s all we shall be able to see and we remain blind to the millions of good things that are everywhere, in people and situations alike. As a result, we slowly but surely glide into an ever darker and more gloomy view of our world. This inevitably leads to depression and an ever stronger impulse to escape from such a place by whatever means available: alcohol, drugs – prescribed and unprescribed – and finally suicide. Those who choose to focus on everything that is good and positive in this life instead, get ever more involved with this side. To me, life is ninety percent perception. How we make use of the remaining ten percent depends entirely on the choices we make.’

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Posted 8/8/2013 6:42 AM (#24116 - in reply to #24091)
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‘Ultimately, all suffering of your world is self-inflicted through outrageous behaviour in previous lifetimes. Because of your oneness on the inner level of life, whatever you do to somebody else, with good or bad intentions, you also do to yourself. The law of Karma, My law, commands that whatever anyone sends out into My Creation has to return to its sender, for good and for bad. That’s why all your negative and destructive thoughts, words and actions in the end find their way back to you. Their results have to be endured and then made good by you at some stage, either in this lifetime or in future ones.

‘For a long time your earthly self remains unaware of all these things and suffers intensely from – unbeknown to itself – the results of its own actions. When the going on the Earth plane gets particularly rough, the memories of your soul awake and start nudging you, it’s earthly counterpart, and reminds you of your true nature and home. Its yearning causes the Divine qualities of compassion and love to stir in your human heart. My spark within you wakes from its slumbers, comes alive and over time slowly but surely grows into a small flame.’

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Posted 8/15/2013 6:38 AM (#24134 - in reply to #24116)
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In its earthly existence the human soul frequently suffers from severe bouts of homesickness. This is known as the Divine sickness of the soul. Its intention is to guide the earthly personality into searching for a true home that nothing and nobody will ever be able to destroy and take away. This personality has a soul that is soft and sensitive and therefore has great difficulties coming to terms with the harsh conditions of the Earth plane with its materialism, greed and selfishness, violence and cruelty. When our soul bleeds and suffers for all manner of reasons, especially the lack of understanding of our small earthly self, our soul’s consciousness grows and that of our whole world expands with it.

This, however, is small comfort indeed when we, the small earthly self, are hurting like hell and have no idea that the very reason for our suffering is that our soul is trying to tell us something. Our Highest spirit of God self looks on with great wisdom and ineffable love. It smiles because at long last our earthly self is beginning to fulfil the purpose of all our lifetimes on the Earth plane and that is finding an ever increasing comprehension of God’s true nature and our own.

The Wanderer
I come from highlands down to shore,
The valleys steam, the oceans roar.
I wander silent, joyless here:
My sigh keeps asking! ‘Where? Oh, where?’
Their Sun appears to me so cold,
Their blossoms limp, their life so old;
And what they speak of, empty fare:
I am a stranger everywhere.

Where are you, land, beloved home?
Imagined, sought, but never known!
The land, the land, whence hope does flow,
The land where all my roses grow,

Where friends shall never meet in vain,
Where all my dead shall rise again,
The land that speaks my language true:
Oh land, where are you?

I wander silent, joyless here,
My sigh keeps asking: ‘Where? Oh where?’
The spirits answer my distress:
‘Where you are not, there’s happiness.’

Georg Phillip Schmidt
Translated by Walter A. Aue
Set to music by Franz Schubert

From ‘Healers and Healing’


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Posted 8/21/2013 6:05 AM (#24170 - in reply to #24134)
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‘Nothing is impossible for those who are willing to try.’
 
Alexander the Great

From 'Reflections On Life'

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Posted 8/21/2013 6:55 AM (#24171 - in reply to #24170)
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Your guides and Masters in the world of light are presently preparing you and your race to occupy its rightful place in the Universe. Know that the spiritual beliefs of your world that previously served to separate you from each other, are now drawing you together again into the awareness of what, on the inner levels of life, has always been true, namely that all life is one. The further you advance into the New Age, the more each one of you will become aware that truthfully:

There is only one religion, the one of love.
There is only one race, the one of humankind.
There is only one gender and that is humanity.
There is only one language, the one of the heart.
And there is only one God and I am
Omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.

Never forget that as My children you are young Gods in the making. Created in My image each one of you in their own right is a very special, precious and unique being, who has come into this lifetime to do their share of getting humankind’s new religion off the ground. For this purpose I have equipped you with an earthly mind and, if thus far only in seed form in some of you, My super-conscious faculties. To become helpful to you instead of representing a hindrance, both parts are in need of being developed by you.

Life in physicality was necessary for your process of becoming individual beings. The fact that each one of you dwells in a physical body of their own is designed to help you become aware of your individuality. However, the downside of this is that over time this has created the illusion that you are separate and detached from each other and from the rest of life. As you can see for yourself now, this belief is false. Knowing that it is true on the surface of life only will help you to let go of it again. Underneath – that is on the inner levels – you always remained one with each other and also with Me.

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Posted 8/22/2013 5:55 AM (#24180 - in reply to #24171)
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‘You cannot change the way someone else feels if their mind is set or their past has a hold of them. Until they want it for themselves, you have to let them be. Be brave, gentle and set yourself free.’ Katie Curran Taylor



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Posted 8/23/2013 5:37 AM (#24181 - in reply to #24180)
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‘With the coming of the Aquarian age the patriarchy has served its purpose. All around clear evidence is emerging that the balance between the feminine and masculine aspects of Creation is slowly re-establishing itself in our inner and outer world. However, as the love and wisdom aspect of our Father/Mother Creator is conscious in women and unconscious in men, it is hardly surprising that to this day the Goddess’s qualities can be a scarce commodity with the males of our species. Unless they take care to grow and evolve through their relationships, the way we are meant to do on the Earth plane, in their present lifetime many of them are in danger of remaining stuck in the evolutionary phase of frivolous and irresponsible little boys. Rather than patiently working their way through the difficulties that arise from the gender’s different perceptions of and approach to life, these men prefer to take to their heels.

‘Six thousand years of patriarchy of the past with its systematic and ever more brutal suppression of the feminine principle in our world, to this day have left many a male of our species bereft of the Goddess’s characteristics. Although by now good progress is being made on the road of recovery, at the time of writing this in the year 2013, our world still has a long way to go until the required balance has fully been restored. And so, it is hardly surprising that many marriages these days all too easily turn into a deck of cards, as someone once put it. In the beginning the two people involved needed nothing but two hearts and a diamond. But, by the end both of them may well wish they each had a club and a spade instead.’

From ‘The Patriarchy and Warfare’, in preparation now.

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Posted 8/27/2013 6:38 AM (#24189 - in reply to #24181)
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I believe that humankind’s much cherished freedom is comparable to a dog going for a walk on a lead. We are the dog and our Karma is the lead which our Highest or God Self holds in its loving yet stern, undeviating and unrelenting hands. It alone knows our true needs and whatever is the right thing for us in any given moment. It constantly guides us into our next adventures on the Earth plane. For each one of us it is the only one who knows which lessons still have to be integrated and which experiences gone through, until we all eventually find our way home into our true nature.
 
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Posted 8/27/2013 7:05 AM (#24190 - in reply to #24189)
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Dear Aquarius

Thanks for alerting us to the spam yesterday; there was quite a bit of it; we are trying to tackle it.

Shame some folk have nothing better to do with their time!

We won't quit though ....

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Posted 8/27/2013 2:11 PM (#24191 - in reply to #24190)
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My pleasure, dear Ophiucus. What puzzles me with this kind of thing is: do they think it will get anyone to actually buy their products? If anything, it does put me off them some more and I wouldn't dream of buying them. even if I did like them before.

How about you?

With love - Aquarius



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Posted 8/27/2013 4:30 PM (#24192 - in reply to #24191)
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I don't know dear Aquarius ...

Some seem to take delight in mischief: the image of the Norse God Loki comes to mind. Problem is, the mischief can get out of hand and things can get spoilt.

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Posted 8/28/2013 7:09 AM (#24193 - in reply to #24192)
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‘Life is eternal and the human spirit is immortal; in truth, there is no death and life consists of absolute and unbroken continuity. On its inner level all is one, and you are as much part of me as I am of you. Nothing needs to change between you and me, just because I have gone through the great transformation before you. If we both so wish, our relationship can remain the same it always was between you and me, and life continues to be everything it has meant to us. My departure from the physical plane was no accident; it was meant to happen exactly when it did. For your sake – not mine – make an effort to accept this, the way I have done. And don’t believe anyone who tries to tell you that because I am out of your sight, I should also be out of your mind. That can only happen, if you so wish. But if you still want me, the death of my physical body is going to present us with many opportunities for coming closer to each other than it was ever possible, when we both still dwelled in physicality.
 
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Posted 8/28/2013 7:33 AM (#24194 - in reply to #24190)
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Hi O, Aq, et. al.

 I actually got sucked in by the survey spam, but I can now tell you the results.

They sent me a bottle of "Green Tone!" The stuff is  great, honestly, contained Green Coffee Bean Extract (wo0+! Peppy!), Raspberry Ketone , and Garcinia Cambogia (HCA)

I am already pretty toned... kinda creepy actually with veins stickin' out on my torso...TMI... but the stuff has started to add some padding where I was not so cuddly, and it is good Mass, not flab.

YMMV but I really like it... I can really feel the difference and I am grabbing another right now.

Well, back to manifesting in the Dark Zone



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Posted 8/28/2013 10:54 AM (#24196 - in reply to #24194)
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Aquarius - quite so

All paradoxical, no? We recognise and see all as illusion but somehow have to work here on this plane as if it is not ... or not ... and thus we get caught up in Samsara

As for Alpha+Omega - all good, so long as it was not Soylent Green ...

see you in the Dark Zone

Manifest on

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Posted 8/29/2013 7:08 AM (#24204 - in reply to #24192)
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Ophiucus - 8/27/2013 10:30 PM I don't know dear Aquarius ... Some seem to take delight in mischief: the image of the Norse God Loki comes to mind. Problem is, the mischief can get out of hand and things can get spoilt.

But then we have you, dear Ophiucus, to take care that they don't! Thank you for it. 

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 8/29/2013 7:09 AM (#24205 - in reply to #24204)
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Imagine there’s no Heaven.
 It’s easy if you try.
No Hell below us,
Above us only sky.
Imagine all the people
  Living for today.
 
Imagine there’s no countries.
It isn’t hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for.
And no religion too.
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.
 
Imagine no possessions.
I wonder if you can.
No need for greed or hunger.
A brotherhood of man.
Imagine all the people,
Sharing all the world.
 
You may say that I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.
 
John Lennon
 
The way I understand this life is that every human soul is a receiver/transmitter station designed to bring the illumination and inspiration from the Highest levels of life into the Earth’s environment. Everybody is a conduit of communication through which the ideas of the Universal Life Force, also known as God, are constantly flowing into us and our world. Potentially, we are all its channels. Through John Lennon and his song ‘Imagine’ it provided our world with a truly inspired vision of the new Heaven and Earth in the Aquarian Age. Born on the 9th October 1940, John Lennon was a Sun Libra, the peacemaking sign of the zodiac. I share John’s vision that in the New Age all religions will go from our world because there no longer will be any need for them. Considering how much misery and suffering they have brought into our world and still are doing to this day, there is every reason to rejoice.
 
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Posted 8/29/2013 7:36 PM (#24206 - in reply to #23562)
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snippit<<As for Alpha+Omega - all good, so long as it was not Soylent Green>> ...

Hello All Youz Guyz.....
These words bring back memories of the book "Make Room! Make Room!" by Harry Harrison. I think he first published it in 1966, at least that is the date in my pb copy. He told the story set in 1999. The movie came out in 1973. We survived well past his prediction, but how much longer can we go what with the non existent global warming taking its non existent effect.
Oh, in case you are confused, "Make Room! Make Room!" IS "Soylent Green". The book, the VHS and the DVD sit beside each other on my bookshelf.

I thought this was one great sci-fi book and one heckofva movie, Charlton gun nut" Heston notwithstanding.

Peace and Love,
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Posted 9/2/2013 6:56 AM (#24234 - in reply to #24206)
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Science Fiction doesn't do anything for me at all, at all - as, by the way, nobody says in Ireland.

I've just started reading 'Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future' by Friedrich Nietzsche. That's much more to my liking. Something I can get my teeth into. I have also ordered a copy of the original in German. It will be interesting to compare the two, to see how much - if anything - has been lost in translation.

With love - Aquarius



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Posted 9/2/2013 6:56 AM (#24235 - in reply to #24234)
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Open Letter To The Warmongers Of Our World

This is such an important theme that it feels right to partly repeat the chapter ‘Sowing The Wind’ here. Hosea 8:7 from the Old Testament strikes an early warning note into the heart of humankind about the consequences of all warmongering: ‘They have sown the wind and they have reaped the whirlwind. It has no stalk, nor an ear to yield meal, and if it were to yield, the strangers shall eat it.’ This teaching has not just one but two hidden esoteric meanings. First it refers to the law of Karma, i.e. what we send out into the world must return to us. But that is by no means all there is to it. In keeping with the Universal laws the force of whatever any one of us creates on the Earth plane through their thought processes and the actions following them increases and gathers ever more strength and momentum on its way back to us. This demonstrates that humankind’s most urgent need is taking charge of our thought processes and learning to control them. Constant practice alone can help us to become its masters rather than its servants.

May the orgies of destruction during World War II of places like Berlin, Leipzig, Chemnitz and Dresden – in particular on February 13 and 15, 1945 – serve as a reminder of how Germany, because it sowed the wind of war, could not escape the consequences of its actions. Universal justice worked through the Allies and ensured that the civilian population had to reap the bitter harvest of what our politicians had sown. The historian Frederick Taylor wrote about the destruction of Dresden: ‘It has an epically tragic quality to it. Dresden was a wonderfully beautiful city and a symbol of baroque humanism and all that was best in Germany. It also contained all the worst from Germany during the Nazi period. In that sense it is an absolutely exemplary tragedy for the horrors of twentieth century warfare. . . .’
 
Let this be a warning to those who to this day are walking on the warpath. We need to consider that with any event on the Earth plane there is always more than can be seen by our earthly eyes. The world around us is a reflection and an outer expression of the inner realities of life. No matter what happens in the world around us, we do well to remind ourselves that all manmade and natural disasters that have ever befallen our world were caused by us. Only then can the Universal justice of the law of Karma return anything to us. How can we as individuals counteract this and do our share of restoring the balance of our world? A great deal could be achieved if those who are reading this in their prayers and meditations asked for the radiance of the Goddess’s wisdom to flow from the Highest Star into the hearts and souls of the political, business and spiritual leaders of our world, to help them with their awakening.

Every war our world has ever seen has been proof of the fact that one fire cannot extinguished by another. All  this can achieve is creating more of the same. Humankind’s long history of warfare is a clear demonstration of how the Universal laws saw to it that the destructive forces of war always did indeed return to us and our world. They did this with a force that time and again had multiplied. The destructiveness and callousness of the two World Wars bear witness of this. During the review of this chapter, at the beginning of September 2013, the warmongers in our midst are again flexing the muscles of their ever more sophisticated war machinery, rearing to have yet another go.

Have we, as a race, not learnt anything from the mistakes of the past? Are the people in charge blind to the spiritual background of our earthly existence and the Universal laws that govern all life in the whole of Creation? Or are they merely pretending not to know that we are responsible for every one of our thoughts, words and actions? Independent of whether their intention is for good and for evil purposes, each one of them causes a reaction, and every bit of what anyone sends out into our world, it can do nothing but eventually return to its sender and that with constantly increasing strength. Love is the law of life and pretending blindness is an even greater transgression against this law than mere ignorance.



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Posted 9/7/2013 6:06 AM (#24255 - in reply to #24235)
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‘When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’ Helen Keller

‘If you are going through hell, keep going.’ Winston Churchill

‘There is a light at the end of every tunnel. Just pray it’s not a train!’ Anon.

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Posted 9/8/2013 6:18 AM (#24262 - in reply to #24255)
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On Religion
Have I ever spoken to you of anything else?
Is not religion all deeds and all reflection,
And that which is neither one nor the other?
Isn’t it a wonder and surprise that ever springs in your soul,
Even while your hands are hewing a stone or attending to a loom?
Who can separate their faith from their actions,
Or their beliefs from their occupations?
Who can spread their hours before them and say:
‘This is for God and this for myself, this is for my soul
And that for my body?’
 
All your hours are wings that beat through space from one of your
Selves to the other, the Higher or God Self to its lower earthly counterpart.
Those who wear their morality only as their best garment
Would be better off naked, so the wind and the Sun
Can tear and burn no holes into their skin.
And those who define their conduct by ethics,
Imprison the songbird of their soul in a cage.
Yet, the finest songs do not come from behind bars and wires.
And those to whom worshipping is but a window
That one opens and shuts cannot know the house of the soul,
Whose windows are forever open.
 
Your daily life needs to become your temple and your religion.
Upon entering it each day take everything you are with you,
Be it a plough or a forge, a mallet or a lute.
Take the things you have fashioned of necessity or for your delight,
As in reverie you cannot rise above yourself and your achievements,
Nor fall lower than your failures and take everybody with you.
And in adoration you cannot fly higher than their hopes
And be humbly with them in their moments of despair.
 
If you want to know your Creator, refuse to follow like a sheep that
Which was written a long time ago.
It is likely to be outdated and in need of review.
The religion of the new age is one of the heart
That helps all human souls to grow in wisdom and understanding
Of the true purpose and meaning of your earthly existence.
It invites you to experience life’s processes ever more deeply.
Through consciously taking part in them,
You become ever more aware of the living God and Goddess
Within you and everything that shares your life.
 
This enables you to observe God/Goddess being as much
Alive in you as in your children and everybody else.
When you gaze into space, especially at night,
Discover how even in the stars and the clouds,
They embrace all life with their loving care.
Observe how, with every ray of sunshine and drop of rain
That touches the Earth, they are blessing and healing
You and your whole world.
See them smiling in every flower, leave and blade of grass,
And their arms and hands waving to you in the trees.
Stop and listen to the wind whispering words of healing and peace
To those whose inner eyes and ears are open
To the new religion of love.
 
From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
Lebanese/American poet
Reinterpreted by Aquarius
 
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Posted 9/8/2013 10:59 AM (#24265 - in reply to #24255)
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Helen Keller's quote can be found replicated/echoed in recent song by the wonderful Katy Perry, 'Firework' (I think that's the title)

Something along the lines, do not worry that the doors are closed, they are guiding you to the one that you are destined to open and that will lead you to where you are meant to be .. though she says it much better in the song ...
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Posted 9/10/2013 5:28 AM (#24274 - in reply to #24265)
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The Christ Light Is Breaking Through The Clouds

From Homesickness Of The Soul

The light of the Christ Star is now breaking ever more forcefully through the mists of consciousness that for so long have clouded the vision of God’s children of the Earth. Pouring its blessings into the heart and soul of all humankind, it also heals all other lifeforms it touches. The Christ light is an integral part of every human soul that at present brings its message of renewal of hope, faith and trust for us and our world. When we worship this light, it shines in us and beautifies everything we come into contact with. We can call upon it when we feel down and weary, asking for its Divine strength to flood our whole being until every bit of our deepest and darkest fears and anxieties have been dissolved.

Keeping our inner vision firmly focussed on the Christ Star maintains the constant conscious contact with our Highest or God Self, the living Christ within. This, our eternal and immortal self, has been waiting for a long time to guide and protect every one of our words, thoughts and actions, so that the blessings of the Heavenly life can pour into us and our world. To attune our own super-conscious faculties to the Universal ones, our conscious mind has to be trained in the art of thinking positive, constructive and loving thoughts only.

Affirmations:

  • The shining light of the Christ Star fills my whole being.
  • It flows from my loving heart into the farthest and remotest corners of Creation.
  • The Christ light surrounds and protects me.
  • I am safe in God’s loving hands.

Each one of the six points of the Christ Star brings you a message:

  1. Be patient, steady and calm. Don’t be disappointed when things go wrong, the way they sometimes do. Know that all will come to you in God’s time.
  2. Upon encountering difficulties and problems remind yourself that they serve to build up the strength of your spirit and character.
  3. Look up to the light of the Star and envisage the heights of the spiritual mountain you are climbing on your way back home into the oneness with God.
  4. Do not hurry. The power of the spirit, God’s spirit, works slowly. It never rushes or hurries.
  5. To be ready for joy, shake off the small things that sometimes irritate the outer mind.
  6. Be happy. God has placed you in this world so that you may find joy and happiness. Do your best to enjoy life, no matter what. Even the most difficult situations contain something that can be enjoyed. Look for it.
  7.  
Adapted from ‘The Source of all our Strength’ by White Eagle.

‘We ask you to hold the vision in your heart of all humankind drawn together as one big family in the light of the Christ Star.’ White Eagle

O Great Father/Mother of all life, please grant us the gift of Your wisdom and help us find ever better ways of dealing with crises like the present one in Syria. Hand in hand with the Angels and You, we lift all warmongering tendencies that to this day dwell in human hearts and the energies they create into the temple of healing in the heart of the Christ Star. With Your will and in accordance with Your wishes, may they be uplifted and transmuted into blessing and healing energies for all life, so that peace and harmony may be restored in the heart and mind of humankind and our whole world, at last. In the name of love we ask this. Amen


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Posted 9/13/2013 6:48 AM (#24289 - in reply to #24274)
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The Age of Pisces has been an age of blind faith. Now that we have entered the Age of Aquarius, this part of the evolutionary path of our race lies safely behind us and ever more of us are finding a new faith that is very different from that of all previous ages. It is of a visionary nature that is based on the spiritual knowledge and wisdom that is increasingly flowing intuitively into every heart and soul directly from the Source of our being. This kind of faith is no longer an outer and therefore wobbly manifestation. It is an aspect of consciousness and a part that naturally belongs to every soul. It is an awareness that reveals its presence as a deep inner knowing that there really is a Great plan of life, in which each one of us has their allocated place and role to play.

When we find out and finally accept that everything that has ever happened in our world did so for good and wise reasons, we realise that the Universal Force, the Great Father/Mother of all life, really does love us and that all life has always rested safely in its loving hands. As our understanding of God’s true nature and our own grows, our faith and trust in the existence we have presently been allocated also expands. Knowing that this force has always been on our side and did know exactly what it was doing, helps us to trust that we shall be safe wherever our destiny may wish to take us and that in all Eternity.

True faith is born in human souls from the knowledge that life is good and always moving forwards on all its levels. Faith accepts that we cannot direct life but that, if we relax into it, all will be well for as long as we do not try to control its flow but learn to go with it, whilst listening to our inner guidance to tell us what is right or wrong for us in any given moment. When we do this and do our best to work with the Universe, instead of against it, God and the Angels bring healing for us and our lives. Without such faith our lives will always remain empty, lacking focus and a centre, life on the Earth plane can be an extremely frightening experience for sensitive human souls.


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Posted 9/14/2013 5:52 AM (#24292 - in reply to #24289)
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Some believe that faith is a second rate option and many seem to think that religions can give people faith. Yet, some of the most devout church-goers that ever came my way were utterly bereft of faith, i.e. they had no trust in the goodness of life whatever. To this day, I am wondering whether the reason why these people go to church such a lot is that they are hoping that one fine day they will find faith there. However, genuine and lasting faith cannot be imparted by religions or anyone or anything else, because it is something that has to grow from within. It makes no difference whether one follows one of the religions of our world or none at all. The kind of faith we are on the Earth plane to seek can only be found by living our life and finding out that it really is a good and fair life from the reactions of the world around us to our own actions. It is good and right to seek the support of groups and to have some input into them, but whoever they may be, they cannot give us faith.
 
Yet, faith is vital for our survival, as an individual and as a species, because it lifts us above a purely earthly existence and expands our consciousness to an ever increasing perception of the higher levels of life, beyond that which is familiar to most. It enables us to travel farther, and to dream bigger. Let me tell you from first hand experience that in the final analysis, Earth life remains a dreary journey that lacks direction, purpose and meaning, until one becomes aware of what and who we truly are, and why we are here.
 
The recognition of this alone can give us a reason for living meaningfully and for choosing wisely, at all times. Until we find out that our life, the same as everybody else’s, indeed has purpose and meaning, true faith has little chance of growing from within. With the understanding that we have come into this lifetime in order to walk a certain pathway that is meant to teach us some much needed lessons, life itself finally helps us to build our existence on solid foundations and we recognise that every experience that comes our way presents us with more opportunities for growing ever more heaven-tall.
 
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Posted 9/14/2013 6:52 AM (#24293 - in reply to #24292)
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No matter what may ever befall us and our world on the physical plane of life, I do believe that both will go on forever and that miracles are happening at all times. It’s just that mostly we fail to perceive the miraculous ways of the Universe for what they truly are, namely the handiwork of God and the Angels. Ceaselessly, they are working behind the scenes of life to put things right again and heal people and situations when something has gone awry. The more we endeavour to be true to our real self and express the essence of our being, love, in every one of our thoughts, words and actions, the more miracles manifest themselves in our lives, because our human heart has then reunited itself with the great love of the Divine.
 
The legend of the Master Jesus demonstrates how, when the energies of Heaven and Earth merge into each other, a force of such magnitude is created that it is capable of healing all conditions of mind, body, spirit and soul. This is the power that can quite literally move mountains of faith, remove blockages of trust and make all crooked corners straight. It brings comfort and healing to everything that is in our world to wherever there is pain and suffering. Miracles are the Universe’s way of demonstrating to humankind the unlimited power of Its love. This is the healing balm and the panacea that needs to be applied by us earthlings to all situations in our everyday lives, all our relationships as well as to all national and international issues.
 
Let us stop and reflect for a moment on the wisdom of the Great Architect of life. The Universe is infinitely wise in its giving. Yet, it is even wiser in its taking. If we had never encountered the warped side of our lives and our world, we would not have been able to differentiate between good and bad, and that which desirable and undesirable. If we had never been wounded, we would appreciate what healing is like. We cannot know light, unless we have first experienced darkness. Only through the lack or loss of something or someone can we truly learn how to value what we had and also that which we are going to have, when periods of suffering finally lie behind us, as they invariable do in the end.
 
Such is life on the Earth plane! It has to be this way because that is how it was designed for us by our Father/Mother Creator. Who would we be to argue with Its wisdom? Take heart though – growing in understanding through difficult and traumatic experiences, the way it is required from us on the present level of our existence, is not going to continue indefinitely. All life is constantly evolving and moving forwards and upwards on a never ending spiral. When we, individually and as a race, have become sufficiently evolved, so that Earth life has nothing left to teach us, we shall be ready to move on to more advanced schooling on the higher and ultimately highest levels of life.
 
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With love and light,
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Posted 9/16/2013 5:39 PM (#24297 - in reply to #24234)
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Hiddy-hi Aqwah

 

Ohhhh myyyyy......you will find a whole lot has been lost in the translation. Let us know how you are after your first big bite of good old Freddy......

 

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you" - Nietzsche ( I won't attempt a German translation-only because I have never been really sure what he meant ).

 

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Posted 9/21/2013 7:11 AM (#24310 - in reply to #24297)
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Blessed are those who do not take themselves too seriously
And can laugh about themselves,
For they shall have endless fun.

Blessed are those who can laugh with people, rather than at them,
For their life will be filled with laughter and smiles.

Blessed are those who can see beyond the end of their noses
Into the higher and highest realities of life,
For they shall go far.

From ‘The Be-attitudes For The Aquarian Age

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Posted 9/21/2013 12:31 PM (#24311 - in reply to #23562)
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Just want to say I really like these as I have been accompanying my Witness Protection Program / Substance Abuse client(s) to Church recently. I never knew how much audio equipment they had either... They have a full production Allen and Heath 40 into 8 sub console just to run a few wireless mics lol. Hallelujah!

To this end, I have been preaching the praises of UMS to the Pastor and the girl who works at the motorcycle museum as well. To my surprise, and unlike others of this ilk I know from Oregon, they do not say "Burn him! He's a WITCH!!!!" lol



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Posted 9/21/2013 12:31 PM (#24312 - in reply to #23562)
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Now in the continuing series on how to recover from a double post caused by network irregularities...

They are forming a hockey league at church so us guys can beat each other up and feel good about it. It's a Canadian thing. Much as I would like to do that, still have my sights set on the big trip Southward. I will miss all the real good Hockey Fights, but can get a pass with blessings if I bring back pictures for the Survivors. lol



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Posted 9/24/2013 3:09 AM (#24319 - in reply to #24312)
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Hi A+O, just to let you know that I did notice your double post thing, but knew you could handle it, so hung back ... your posts are always such a blast anyway (I mean that in the nicest possible way!)
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Posted 9/27/2013 6:06 AM (#24323 - in reply to #24319)
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Blessed are those who do not take themselves too seriously
And can laugh about themselves,
For they shall have endless fun.
Blessed are those who can laugh with people, rather than at them,
For their life will be filled with laughter and smiles.
Blessed are those who can see beyond the end of their noses
Into the higher and highest realities of life,
For they shall go far.

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Posted 9/28/2013 7:01 AM (#24336 - in reply to #24323)
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The law of Karma rules the great wheel of fortune and of life in physicality. The zodiac is its symbol. The Karma we all have brought with us into this world are the conditions in which we presently find ourselves. They were created by us in the course of many lifetimes and much of it is likely to be waiting to be redeemed, by none other than us. Yet, being a spark of the Divine, the children of God, everything that is in God is also in us – the very best as well as the worst. We are in this existence to bring forth from within the best and most noble qualities of our Highest Self, which at least in seed form each one of us contains.
 
This process brings us ever closer into being at one with our God Self, the way we were before the beginning of the evolutionary cycle that took us into the adventure of experiencing life as physical beings on the giant wheel of Earth life going round and round in huge cycles. We are the only ones who can release us from its drudgery. Gradually we need to overcome the desires, drives and urges of our lower animal nature, and instead nurture and develop only the best that is within us, so that our dreams and aspirations turn ever more towards the realms of the highest levels of life.
 
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Posted 10/11/2013 5:46 AM (#24354 - in reply to #24336)
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The cross is one of the most ancient symbols known to humankind. It was not invented by Christianity, but merely adopted from much more ancient religions and cultures that preceded it. In its true sense the cross never stood for death and crucifixion, but for the goodness and blessings of Earth life. It was originally meant to convey the idea that the spirit can overcome and rise above all happenings on the physical plane. During its many journeys through this particular form of existence all human spirits and souls remain firmly fixed to the cross of consciousness that Earth life presents.
 
There is no point in fighting against this, as the material and spiritual education that our planet alone can provide is compulsory and unavoidable because it is essential for our individual and collective evolution. The best we can do is go with the flow and submit ourselves willingly to whatever duties present themselves. This brings us much more easily into harmony with the energies of the Highest Forces than anything else. We have been granted the gift of another lifetime so that we may serve them and learn how to co-operate with them.
 
From The Symbolism Of The Cross
 
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Posted 10/11/2013 5:50 AM (#24355 - in reply to #24354)
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How long it has taken until we and our world at last are ready to understand the true meaning of the story of Jesus, the Christed one. In truth, it was never intended to be more than a legend and an allegory. For two thousand years or so it would slowly but surely take us and our world, one small step after another, forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of grasping the esoteric meanings of God’s eternal wisdom. Until the time was right they had to remain hidden behind the surface words of the Jesus tale, though in due course they would be revealed, but only for those who no longer insisted on running with the limited understanding of the herd, but preferred to get ahead of it. Continuing to follow old fashioned and outdated doctrines and beliefs of the past seriously deters one’s own evolutionary progress as well as that of the whole of humankind.

Life leaves the choice to us. It is entirely up to us whether we are content with no spiritual progress or whether we would rather tread new paths and make discoveries that allow us to act as a pioneer and wayfinder for the slower ones behind. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: ‘Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’ Uncheedah, which means grandmother in Santee Sioux, adds to this: ‘When you see a new trail or a footprint you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing.’ In my view, the individual and collective evolutionary progress of our world can only be ensured when sufficient numbers of us are willing to follow their advice by querying and questioning that which has been handed down to us by previous generations.

I see the Jesus legend as a re-enactment of a drama of vast Cosmic proportions of which numerous different versions were presented to us and our world, throughout the ages. Yet, many to this day still believe that the tales of the Crucifixion and the Master’s subsequent resurrection describe events that actually took place on the Earth plane, two thousand years ago. In truth, they are allegories to help us understand that life continues after the outer shell of our physical body has been shed. The Master’s life is a demonstration of how a lifetime of pure and wholesome living is meant to help each one of us gain complete mastery and control over every aspect of our being. It is for this reason that all religions down the ages brought us allegories of saviours and their ensuing resurrection and final release into their eternal home back into the oneness with their Creator.

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Posted 10/11/2013 6:10 AM (#24357 - in reply to #23562)
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Hi Aquarius and all

We have debated these topics before. In those discussions I have drawn attention to what I think are (a number of) elements of historical evidence that seem to me to confirm the existence of an historical Jesus.

The two most persuasive artefacts remaining today are - for me - the Turin Shroud, and the, so-called, Tomb of Jesus in Kashmir.

The interesting thing about the Shroud is that the more science advances and examines the Shroud, the more we know we do not know about it. The interesting thing about the Kashmir tomb, is that it has become a forbidden site due to war and politcal unpleasantness.

Interestingly to, for me, none of the allegorical interpretation undermines the 'fact' (in my view) of the historicity of Jesus. Neither does any of it undermine the central common kernel of truth at the heart of all (true) religions.

The sign of a 'true' religion, being a religion of the heart, as is the UMS in my view, hence my adherence too to our common cause, all of us hereabouts.

Love, peace and Namaste
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Posted 10/13/2013 5:16 AM (#24369 - in reply to #24357)
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Dear Paul - thank you for your response. I would like to draw your attention to the following books:

•     Towards the end of the year 2010 my attention was drawn to ‘The Jesus Mysteries – Was the Original Jesus a Pagan God?’ by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy and

•    ‘Jesus and the Lost Goddess – The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians’, its follow-up.

To my delight I found that in both books the authors confirmed just about every one of the insights I had gained into the background of the Bible and the Jesus legend, the way my inner guidance had taught me for a very long time. Unlike me, Freke and Gandy, were devoted Christians at the onset of their quest for the truth behind the words of their Scriptures.

‘The Jesus Mysteries’ was first published in 1999. ‘Jesus and the Lost Goddess’ followed in 2001 – in the middle of Pluto’s transit through Sagittarius. As pointed out in the chapter ‘Pluto in Capricorn’, the Plutonian energies engage us and our world in the process of breaking down and then rebuilding the structures on which we all depend in more truthful and satisfying ways. The purging and cleansing effect of Pluto’s energies bring to the surface of our individual and collective consciousness that which once was hidden from public view and knowledge. Sagittarius is concerned with vast themes like the higher and highest education, religions and philosophies of our world, including the people who practise them, and the dissemination of their ideas through broadcasting and publishing.

It is not surprising that a flurry of other publications of a similar nature to those of Freke and Gandy appeared during the time of Pluto’s transit through Sagittarius. I read several of them and with each one my inner guidance told me that they were a load of nonsense. However, when it came to Freke and Gandy’s books, it nodded – so to speak – and told me that all of it made a great deal of sense. Each new chapter confirmed that they were indeed telling the truth.

The Freke and Gandy books are an education that, in my view, should not be missed by anyone. By sharing their considerable gifts with us, the authors have presented our world and us with two serious scholarly and meticulously researched works of the highest calibre. My inner and Highest Self’s response to them tells me loud and clear that they are telling the truth. To me, they are eminently suited to present us with the truth, as it revealed itself to them as hidden behind many of the words of the Bible, especially the life story of the Master Jesus. It was a great joy to discover their work about six years after the creation of Rays of Wisdom and several decades since I first became aware of and felt drawn to looking for and writing down the truth behind the words of the sacred texts of the various religions of our world and Christianity in particular.

With love and light,
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Posted 10/13/2013 5:34 AM (#24370 - in reply to #24369)
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‘The most beautiful people are those who have experienced defeat, suffering, struggle and loss and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Such things do not just happen, they can only grow from within.’ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
 
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Posted 10/13/2013 10:24 AM (#24373 - in reply to #24369)
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Hi Aquarius

I recall that you mentioned those to PJ before in the earlier dialogue on this.

Relevant texts also might be: 'The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ', 'Jesus Lived in India', the near-contemporary accounts of Jesus found in Josephus (a Roman historian), 'A Quest for the Historical Jesus' ...

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Posted 10/13/2013 1:06 PM (#24374 - in reply to #23562)
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Greetings all:
Having history course through my veins, my assessment is that there was a man called Jesus and he may have well done ( and most likely did ) many of the things recounted in various books, whether the subject matter be divinely revealed or otherwise. However, a direct approach to validate the tale is oftentimes unfulfilling.
I have taken the radical historians approach. I have used two methodologies. The first is "follow the money" and the second is "cherchez la femme". With this two pronged approach, the pieces of the puzzle all fall into place.
Indeed, there was a Jesus, but not quite the one we are accustomed to think of. What's more to the point is that his bloodline may well survive and exist at this very moment.

The one thing I learned is to never underestimate the French!

Peace and good stuff,
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Posted 10/13/2013 3:02 PM (#24376 - in reply to #23562)
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Posted 11/7/2013 6:46 AM (#24474 - in reply to #24376)
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Supernatural3 - 10/13/2013 9:02 PM I think we need a "like" button!

I couldn't agree more!

How about it, dear Friends behind the scenes.

With love - Aquarius

 

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Posted 11/7/2013 6:47 AM (#24475 - in reply to #24474)
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To me, all religions and belief systems that ever helped to shape and mould humankind’s spiritual pathway and destiny, are one gigantic jigsaw puzzle that only begins to make sense when one recognises each one of them as an integral part of the whole of the spiritual backdrop of our world. In the past, all these religions and belief systems were of equal validity and importance, as each one had its own contribution to make. However, now that a new vision of humankind’s spiritual future is beginning to reveal itself to our astonished eyes, it can be seen with increasing clarity that all these things are increasingly becoming surplus to requirement. There is no doubt in my mind that it will not be long until they have disappeared completely from our world.
 
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Posted 11/11/2013 7:14 AM (#24494 - in reply to #24475)
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In the final analysis every human soul, during any one of its stays on the physical plane of life, is a needy one. Everybody’s desire for finding a better understanding of the purpose and meaning of our present existence is great. After all, the very reason for our existence on the Earth plane is that in the course of many lifetimes we should grow into ever more enlightened beings. Each one of us is required to eventually develop their own philosophy of life that sustains us reliably through the inevitable ups and downs of Earth life. We shall return to this theme in the chapter ‘Shedding False Beliefs and Prejudices’.
 
For now, may it suffice to say that finding enlightenment in simple terms means an inner awakening and a recognition of who we truly are, of who and what God is and what our role is within God’s great plan of life. In my view, what we and our world need most of all is a renewal of understanding, a fresh approach to life and faith, in other words a change of consciousness. This is precisely what we and our world for some time now have been going through, as on the individual and collective level the spiritual rebirth of humankind is taking place. Everybody is involved in this process and slowly but surely, with every new bit of wisdom we gather, each through their own experiences, each one of us will eventually have grown into an enlightened being.
 


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Posted 11/12/2013 6:35 AM (#24504 - in reply to #24494)
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The Venerable Bede was an English theologian and historian, who lived ca. 673-735 AD. All those centuries ago, he wrote about his work on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah: ‘. . . in the treasure of the prophets, [God] has furnished me with the grace, not only to embrace things old, but also in very truth to find new things under the veil of the old and to bring them forth, for the use of my fellow-servants.’ How about following his advice and applying it to the way we perceive ourselves and our world?
 
To get the ball rolling, we need to ask ourselves a few searching questions. To me, the most important one of all is: ‘Is there a God?’  At the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, it becomes necessary to redefine the meaning of the word God. If there is a supreme being, what is Its nature? Who am I and what is my relationship with It? To me, God is the Universe, the Universal life force or whatever name you prefer: ‘Call Me by any name and I will be there’.
 
From God And The Devil
 
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Posted 11/22/2013 7:37 AM (#24545 - in reply to #24504)
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Hosea 8:7 from the Old Testament attempted to strike an early warning note into human hearts and souls with its: ‘They have sown the wind and they have reaped the whirlwind. It has no stalk, nor an ear to yield meal, and if it were to yield, the strangers shall eat it.’ Looking at the state of our world, one cannot help wondering how many ever paid attention to it. The Hosea teaching refers to the Universal law of Karma, which decrees that whatever anyone projects out into the world has to return to its sender. But that is by no means all there is to it. The force of that which we create on the Earth plane, through our thought processes and the actions following them, increases and gathers ever more strength and momentum on its way back to us. This demonstrates that humankind’s most urgent need is taking charge of our thought processes, learning to control them instead of being ruled by them. Constant practice alone can help us to become the masters of this aspect of our nature rather than being its servants.
 
From Sowing The Wind
 
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Posted 12/5/2013 6:16 AM (#24621 - in reply to #24545)
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An improved understanding of the purpose and meaning of our present existence initially helped me more than anything else to make some sense of the complexities of this life. It was the beginning of my healing journey that brought me a measure of peace. It was good to get to know that our planet is nothing but a place of learning like a school and that the world of spirit is our true home. This is by no means a scary notion, because the spirit world is not a strange and alien place somewhere else, but a very familiar one that is well-known and much loved by all of us. It is an integral part of our present world, whose outermost manifestation is our present existence in physicality. The inner is a world of light from which we once emerged and at the end of each lifetime return to for rest and recuperation.

Human beings are much more than their physical bodies, which is merely an outer shell that is worn like an overcoat. In truth we are a spirit and soul, who every so often returns to the Earth plane to be once more temporarily encased in matter. Our real parents are the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother Creator of all life. All earthly parents can ever hope to do is take on the role of adopted parents for the duration of one lifetime – no more. The most important bit, to my mind, is that everybody has an inner home where a direct connection or line with God has been waiting to be re-established for a very long time.

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Posted 1/1/2014 6:23 AM (#24659 - in reply to #24621)
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The best is never over,
The best has never gone.
There’s always something beautiful
That keeps us marching on.

There is a compensation
For every cross we have to bear,
And a secret consolation,
Is always waiting somewhere.

Every end is a new beginning
And as one day we’ll surely see,
The best is never over,
The best is yet to be.

And that is particularly true for us and our world.

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Happy New Year to all my friends worldwide;
You are my spiritual family and I thank you for your continued support.
I hope that together, hand in hand with God and the Angels,
we shall go from strength to strength, in 2014 and always.

May the Angels of Healing and Peace forever be with us and our world,
and especially with you and your loved ones in this world,
as well as those in the world of light.

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New Year’s Card.

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Posted 1/2/2014 12:08 PM (#24660 - in reply to #24659)
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On the long and winding road through life there are times
When decisions have to be made,
Choices are hard to come by, solutions scarce
And constant downpours threatens to ruin our parade.

When that happens, all we can do is let go
And move, praying for courage and strength,
And then handing the lead over to the living God within,
To show us the way forwards to a new dawn.

With this help a way will always be found.
And although it’s true that the process of change often is tough,
We need to think about all the good things that lie ahead,
If only we remain steadfast and patiently wait for them.

Round the very next bend of the road
There could be adventures we would never
Have dared to imagine even in our wildest dreams.
For those who dare to challenge the status quo
Hopes and wishes may come true in ways we cannot yet perceive
And new friendships found along the way.

There are so many options in life,
And different ways in which it is possible to grow.
Perhaps we shall visit places we never thought existed or
Explore things that have not been tried by anyone before.
Maybe we’ll travel to fabulous faraway worlds
And visit wondrous places where we find
Warmth, affection, loving and caring
From folks who could have been waiting for us.

Maybe they will listen with interest
To the experiences and feelings we have to share.
In their midst we may find someone
Who supports us in all we do
And believes in us and the decisions we make,
Because they know that they are good and wise for us,
Even though they may not be for anyone else.

Therefore, one foot in front of the other,
Let’s take life one step and one day at a time,
Confident that a brighter tomorrow is sure to come,
As long as we trust and follow our inner guidance,
Without ever looking back,
For that’s not the way any one of us is meant to go.

Anon.
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Happy New Year to all.

The New Year is a good time for reflecting on how far we have come on our own personal journey through life,
and for looking forward to the fresh opportunities it brings for growing in wisdom and understanding.

From ‘Words Of Wisdom & Healing From The Tree Of Life

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Posted 1/5/2014 6:22 AM (#24663 - in reply to #24660)
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The poet W.H. Auden, when asked why he was migrating from the United Kingdom to the United States, said: ‘I love my family, but I don’t want to live with them!’ Now, there is honesty for you and if we were all equally truthful with ourselves, many would express the same feelings. Let us not jump to conclusions though and assume that these people are hypocrites. Maybe they are the wise ones, especially if they are consciously and patiently putting up with the lessons their difficult relationships are teaching them. With sufficient awareness, ever more of us will be able to grasp the opportunities that are now on offer to help us resolve all of the Karmic ties that still exist within our families.
 
Auden’s comment puts the finger straight onto humankind’s Achilles heel and sorest spot. He undoubtedly knew that Karma in families is the worst or best stage – depending from which angle one views the situation – on which the great drama of life is constantly and relentlessly unfolding  in all its glory and squalor, as the case may be. With its personality clashes, differences of opinion, power struggles and abuse of power present day family life holds its own when compared with the great Greek tragedies of the past. The main trouble with all of us is that – for a very long time blissfully unaware of this is what are doing – we are busily and happily creating Karma, good, bad and indifferent, some of the very best and some of the worst. Unfortunately, this is what far too many in our world are doing to this day.
 


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Posted 1/5/2014 8:12 AM (#24664 - in reply to #23562)
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Hello Aqua and all;
Au contraire dearest Aqua! I think he was disingenuous in that statement. It is most likely that he wanted to remain with Christopher Isherwood.

Just a crumb for thought..........

Peace and Love,
Marty and LuckyLee

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Posted 1/6/2014 7:19 AM (#24665 - in reply to #24664)
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Thank you for sharing this snippet with us. Would it have made any difference if he had told the truth and that in those days? If he was in love with another man, that - in my view - wouldn't have had to stop him from loving his family, yet not wanting to live with them. With love - Aquarius 
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Posted 1/7/2014 6:51 AM (#24667 - in reply to #24665)
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Spiritually, not much progress is possible for any human soul on the Earth plane until it reawakens to its true nature, becomes aware of the purpose of its earthly existence and rediscovers that all life, not only that of the Earth, is ruled by Cosmic laws. For as long as a soul fails to understand these things its sojourns into physicality often appear as unnecessarily and pointlessly cruel, dark and threatening, as if it had been placed in a cold and nasty world – and all for what? In that state the pain of life’s sorrows, limitations and hardships hits the soul hard and it suffers intensely. This is accentuated by sneaking feelings that an impersonal and unloving providence permits all these ‘bad’ things and inflicts them upon all and sundry without purpose, rhyme or reason.

A certain amount of relief comes straight away when the soul finds out about the Universal law of Karma and that because of this law a justice of a very special kind is at work in every life, a Divine justice that is so perfect and fair that human consciousness finds it very hard to grasp. But now that our race is at last moving onto higher levels of consciousness to many there now comes a renewed understanding of spiritual background of life. Alas, for a long as any knowledge remains merely of the head, it can do us no good whatever. But as some of it slowly sinks into the deeper levels of our consciousness, we begin to realise the necessity for living the truth we have found by applying it to real life situations.

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Posted 1/7/2014 8:47 AM (#24669 - in reply to #24665)
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Dear Aqwaah:

     The only difference it should make is deep within the heart of a lover and the soul of a poet.

 

Yours,

Marty and LuckyLee 

 

 

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I couldn't agree more, dear Marty.
 
With love for you in my heart,
Aqua
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Posted 1/8/2014 7:07 AM (#24671 - in reply to #24670)
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True friendships last beyond this earthly existence. We take them with us wherever we go; we bring them with us, should another incarnation become necessary. They will then be part of our support system, so there is every reason to nurture our human relationships and look after them, right here and now. Whenever the need for it arises, it is to our advantage to aim to transform even the most difficult and traumatic ones into connections of friendship and love. True love is an eternal bond between two souls, who will always recognise each other, wherever and whenever they may meet again.

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Posted 1/13/2014 6:29 AM (#24672 - in reply to #24671)
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There is every reason why you should look forward to this New Year with hope and confidence. Rest assured that everything will work out perfectly in the end. Do not be disturbed unduly by what is presently still happening in your world. Know that all these things are necessary educational tools for the unfoldment of our Father/Mother’s grand design for the human race and its planet. Each event is vital for the completion of the lessons that have not yet been sufficiently grasped by your world.

Instead of worrying and getting upset, look up and get in touch with the power of the Highest that is waiting to come fully alive within each one of you. It alone can bring you and your world the peace and harmony so many of you are by now so deeply yearning for. Trust that eventually a united world will emerge and that there will then only be one government for all of you. Gradually, all of you will become ever more aware of the fact that it is impossible for anyone to live only unto themselves and that the same is also true for countries.

Do your best to establish the spirit of siblinghood and goodwill on the Earth by conducting your own life this way. Deep in your hearts and souls know that in principle there is nothing to fear from those who to this day insist on putting themselves outside of that which is good, right and true. In due course, in God’s time rather than you own, the inner eyes of all perpetrators against the Cosmic laws will be opened too. They will then realise the error of their ways and start to mend them, just the same as you once did. In the end, everything that is no longer of use and desirable on the Earth plane will be absorbed into the first principle of life, to be uplifted and transmuted into blessing and healing energies for all.



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Changing The World
Do not try to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
And lo, the world is changed,
Changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy

If we try to change our world
Without first changing ourselves, we are sure to fail.
But when we come to terms with its true purpose
And perceive it in a new light, we learn to love it and
For us, quite magically, the world changes forever.

As our inner eyes open, we begin to recognise
The good in all people and situations.
Our heart and soul then fills with compassion and love
For those who, trapped in the darkness of
Their ignorance and greed, still insist on creating suffering,
Maybe for millions, and therefore negative Karma for themselves.
We no longer sit in judgement over anyone
And that helps us to create ever more positive Karma
For ourselves and our world.

Aquarius

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Posted 1/18/2014 6:52 AM (#24678 - in reply to #23562)
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The Greatest Glory

Life is a gift, so make it count and never give up on what you believe in. Be brave and make mistakes, because they teach us more than our successes. Instead of feeling bad about them, it is better by far to appreciate our blunders for helping us to become better people and to acknowledge that our successes in life could only grow from what we learnt from our slip-ups.

The greatest glory is not in never falling,
But in rising again, each time we fall.
Confucius 551-479 BC

Therefore, only look down on someone when you are giving them a helping hand to get up.

From ‘Words Of Wisdom, Hope & Encouragement’

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Eating disorders have become so rampant in our world that I have wanted to hold down some of my insights into this phenomenon for quite some time. Obesity is presently the highest on the ratings list of eating disorders in the Western World. My immediate reaction to anyone passing me by who ‘has a bit of weight’ on them, has always been the small still voice within nudging me and saying: ‘Ah, Venus!’ You can verify the truth of this for yourself quite easily. Next time you encounter somebody who fits my description, look into their faces as discreetly as you can and if possible, acknowledge them with a smile. If they respond and return it to you, you will notice that most of them have the most wonderful smile you will ever find anywhere.

This creates an opportunity for noticing how bonny the faces of these people usually are. Besides, my experience has shown that those whose physical bodies are – shall we say? – well rounded, almost invariably also have a more rounded personality than other folks. They are on the whole much easier to get along with than some of their less ample contemporaries. This tells me that in such a body there probably dwells a well rounded, though troubled, soul who is far more likely to live and let live than others, as well as being willing to allow you to be just who and what you are.

What is visible here is the gracious and beneficial influence the planet Venus has on humankind and also one of its negative qualities. Like all things on the Earth plane the energies of this planet have an upside and a downside. Venus is a hedonistic planet, whose influence – especially when affected by hard aspects – can show up tendencies to excessive indulgence and an over-fondness of the good things in life. Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus and those born into both signs experience at least traces of this influence.

To study this in more detail with the help of astrology, we shall take a closer look at the birthchart of a lady who is severely affected by obesity. Her name is Angela and she has very kindly given me her permission to tell you about some details of her personal life and her birthchart. If that sounds interesting to you, please follow the link below.

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Posted 1/25/2014 8:24 AM (#24686 - in reply to #23562)
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Hello Aqua et al:
Well, I made the fatal mistake of dusting my telly. At that time, I thought I might turn it on to see if it still worked. It is quite old. Unfortunately, it did work. After tuning through Duct Dynasty-a show about sheet metal installers who hate homosexuals; Boarders-a show about kooky characters that landladies have to put up with; Serial Killers Are People Too-a show that shows the sensitive side of homicidal maniacs; and Honey Poo Poo-I won't tell you what this one is about but it is sponsored by Snuggies.............I came across a show called Biggest Loser, a show about obese people doing everything that is wrong and dangerous in an attempt to lose weight while various forms of "encouragement" (the most effective of which is browbeating and name calling) are applied.
I turned the telly off and it now has a good 2mm of dust on it again. RIP, my dear old friend.

Peace and Rest,
Marty and LuckyLee (she and I enjoyed Sir David Attenborough's film about the Birds of Paradise.....but I think she had a vastly different perspective than I did)
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Posted 1/28/2014 7:21 AM (#24689 - in reply to #24686)
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Dear Marty - I have a TV set, slimline modern set, not that many years old, complete with video recorder, same age. Both haven't been switched on for around two years or so. I have thought of donating the whole set to charity, but then you never know, it might come handy again sometime. I just can't be bothered with TV, never had much time for it.

With love - Aquarius.

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Posted 1/28/2014 7:21 AM (#24690 - in reply to #24689)
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This Time Round

All of us are blessed with individuality.
We are different from each other,
Because that is how God wants us to be.
And that is why perceptions and opinions often differ
And we can’t see eye to eye with others.
But, when angry words are spoken and tempers start to fly,
Let’s calm ourselves and make an effort to step into the other one’s shoes,
So we can see their point of view and reconcile our differences,
The way the Universe wants us to do.

Only through getting along with others, through every kind of strife,
Can we hope to be friends, when – at the latest –
At the end of our present lifetime our ways have to part.
We have been placed in this life so our horizons should broaden
And our spirit and soul grow in wisdom and understanding.
So that gradually we can get ever more from
The span of time that has been allotted to us,
This time round.

Anon.
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From ‘Astrology As A Lifehelp In Relationship Healing’

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Posted 1/30/2014 7:13 AM (#24695 - in reply to #24690)
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The Things That Really Matter

I grew up in the fifties and had very practical parents. My mother, God love her and rest her soul, washed aluminium foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before anyone had invented a name for this kind of thing. My father matched this by being happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

Their marriage was good and their dreams were focused. Their best friends lived close by. I can see them now, father with pipe in mouth, pushing his manual lawn mower and mother, pinny round her middle, dishcloth and duster in her hands. Ah yes, people fixed things in those days. Everything was mended, curtain rods, the radio, screen doors, the oven door, and the hems of dresses. Things were kept inst4ead of thrown away.

It was a way of life that sometimes drove me crazy. All that re-fixing, and renewing. For once in my life I wanted to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away means knowing that there will always be more. But then my mother died, and on that clear summer’s night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there just can’t be any more.

At times what we care about most gets worn out and goes from us, some of them never to return. So while we have people, animals and things in our lives that we treasure, it’s best to love and care for them to the best of our ability, and to try and fix things when they’re broken and to heal that which is sick.

This is as true for old garments, appliances and houses, as it is for aging parents and grandparents, partners and other loved ones. We keep them because they deserve to be kept and because we are worthy of having them around. And because love is the law of life and the greatest power in the whole of Creation that nothing will ever be able to destroy, it is possible to keep some of these things forever. First in line are beloved parents and partners, then siblings and other relatives, and also friends who have moved on into the world of light. Not much needs to change in any of these relationships. Don’t take my word for it. Just find a quiet space, calm the outer mind and listen deep into your heart. You may hear the following message:

‘Life is eternal and the human spirit is immortal. In truth, there is no death and life consists of absolute and unbroken continuity. On the inner level all is one, and you always have been as much part of me as I am of you. Nothing needs to change between you and me, just because I have gone through the great transformation before you. If we both so wish, our relationship can remain the same it always was, and between you and me life can continue to be everything it has meant to us.

‘My departure from the physical plane was no accident. It was meant to happen exactly when it did. For your sake – not mine – make an effort to accept this, the way I have done. And don’t believe anyone who tries to tell you that because I am out of your sight, I should also be out of your mind. That can only happen, if that is what you want. And if you still yearn for me, the death of my physical body is going to present us with many opportunities for coming closer to each other than it was ever possible before, when we both still dwelled in physicality.’

The rest of this message you can find in
Death – Where Is Thy Sting?

Created by Anon.
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Posted 1/31/2014 6:56 AM (#24702 - in reply to #23562)
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<div align="justify"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: times new roman">Did you know that we all view everything that is in our earthly existence somewhat differently from everybody else? There are as many variations as there are souls, including those on the other side of the veil of consciousness that to this day separates our two worlds. This is because every human soul is an individual spark of the Divine and no two of us are exactly alike. No two people have exactly the same Karma, i.e. having gone through the same experiences, or have reached the same evolutionary level. Each one of the twelve Sun signs of the zodiac also reflects a different attitude towards life and all it contains.</span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman" /></font></div><font size="3"><span style="font-family: times new roman"> <br /> </span></font><div style="text-align: center"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: times new roman">From <u>‘<a target="_blank" href="http://www.raysofwisdom.com/index.cfm?articleID=702">Varying Perceptions Of Life – Why?</a>’</u><br /> <br /> * * *<br /> </span></font></div>

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Did you know that we all view everything that is in our earthly existence somewhat differently from everybody else? There are as many variations as there are souls, including those on the other side of the veil of consciousness that to this day separates our two worlds. This is because every human soul is an individual spark of the Divine and no two of us are exactly alike. No two people have exactly the same Karma, i.e. having gone through the same experiences, or have reached the same evolutionary level. Each one of the twelve Sun signs of the zodiac also reflects a different attitude towards life and all it contains.

From Varying Perceptions Of Life – Why?

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Peace Be With You
 
May Divine peace fill your whole being, within and without, today and forever.
 
May you be content with yourself and love and accept yourself just the way you are.
 
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
 
May you always be aware of the infinite possibilities that are born of trust in the goodness of life to provide for all your needs and those of others.
 
May you use the gifts the Universe has bestowed upon you to make our world into a better and more beautiful place for all who share it.
 
May you give the full measure of the love that is the most natural part of your being to everything that comes your way.
 
And allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love that is waiting to be taken possession of by each one of us.
 
Created by Anon.
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From General Words & Prayers Of Comfort & Healing’
 
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The Guest House
Human beings are like guest houses
With daily new arrivals.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness sometimes
Comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if a crowd of sorrows arrives,
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture.
Still, treat each guest honourably.

They may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent as a teacher from beyond.

Jelaluddin Rumi,
Translation by Coleman Barks

Everything Happens For A Reason

‘Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, similar to locked rooms and books that have been written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would at present be unable to live them. The main point is to live everything. Live your questions, too. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live into the answer on some distant day.’ Rainer Maria Rilke

From ‘Words Of Wisdom & Healing From The Tree Of Life

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‘When we honestly ask ourselves which people in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, offering solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.’
 
From Henri J.M. Nouwen
‘The Road to Daybreak – A Spiritual Journey’
 
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A Bird’s Eye View

To enable you to see our world from this perspective, please click on the link below:

http://pixtale.net/2013/12/how-our-world-would-look-if-you-were-a-bird/

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Happy Valentine’s Day

True friends are always there for us.
They want nothing from us, except that we are ourselves.
We feel safe with them,
Because we can reveal the depths of our heart to them,
In goodness and badness alike.

True friends are like the shade of a great tree in the noonday heat.
Like a home port with our country’s flag flying,
That we have reached at the end of a long journey.
They are impregnable citadels of refuge
In the strife of existence.

When they reach out for our hand,
Their understanding touches our heart and our soul heals.
It restores our faith in the goodness of all life,
And the presence of the Divine qualities of kindness and compassion
Keeps our faith in human nature alive
And reassures us that it is indeed a good Universe we live in.

True friends are the antidote to despair, the elixir of hope,
And a tonic against depression that makes it easy
To give them our friendship in return,
Unstintingly and without reluctance.

Anon.
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From ‘Words & Prayers For Healing Friendships’

Here is a Valentine’s Day greeting, especially for you.
Click on the link below:

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Posted 2/17/2014 7:33 AM (#24798 - in reply to #24784)
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The love and wisdom of the Great Father/Mother of all life, in whom all is one, orchestrates and conducts the wondrous symphony of life by constantly guiding and protecting all Its creatures. On the Earth plane this expresses itself through the wisdom of our planet and that for all its inhabitants. This is where the instinctive and intuitive behaviour of all living things, plants and animals alike, including us, has its origin. As a result no living thing in the whole of Creation is ever without Divine guidance and protection.
 
God’s wisdom is stored in its feminine aspect, the Goddess. She is the mother of all species and the living and breathing force behind phenomena like the clever formation flying of birds during migration. She is the source of the instinctive knowledge of the animal kingdom to protect one’s young against all threats, if need be at the expense of one’s own life. She is in charge of our own body clocks as well as that of all other members of the animal kingdom. She tells Her creatures when to mate and when to abstain from it, for example when not enough food is going to be available for the raising of young. She instructs hibernating animals when and where to begin theirs and when it is safe to come out of it again – and so on and so forth.
 
From The Porcupine Fable
 
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Every experience that comes our way is a test to establish which level of spiritual maturity our soul has reached. The way we react to the people and events in our lives reveals this more than anything else. This lifetime is an extra special one for everybody because it presents all of us with many opportunities for finding some true enlightenment through being initiated into the higher and highest mysteries of life. Having a much better idea of God’s nature and our own, we can see for ourselves that this is highly unlikely to consist of what the Buddhists call Nirvana.

Each one of us contains God’s energies and they are of a dynamic and expansive nature. They are ceaselessly creating, bringing new worlds into being and destroying old ones that have outlived their usefulness. What in the Buddha’s time would still have been understood as a state of total and utter bliss, to us and our world, to God-like creative beings, as in truth we all are, surely would be more like Hell than Heaven on Earth.

To my mind, human souls find their greatest enlightenment when they become aware that all life – including their own – is subject to Universal laws. Of particular relevance here are those of evolution and of Karma. From the moment we become aware of these laws, the Universe places the tool for our own redemption and that of our world into everybody’s own hands. It stands to reason that if we endeavour to give only of the good and the best we are capable of, nothing but the more of the same can in due course return to us.

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Birds are the representatives of the Air element, the realm of thought and intellectual activities. They bring us the message that our spirit is free and that in thought we can indeed fly with any of the winged creatures wherever we please. On the wings of thought our spirit can lift itself above life on the Earth plane and gain glimpses into the higher and highest levels of existence. It is therefore by no means unrealistic to send our love and good wishes into the farthest and remotest corners of the Universe. They are sure to be received there, for thoughts are living things.

In the right hands, i.e. God’s, thoughts can and do create and destroy whole worlds and everything within them. As godlike creatures and young Gods in the making we too shall be capable of this, in the fullness of time. Meanwhile, we have been placed on the Earth so that we may learn how to master and take good care of our thought processes. It is up to each one of us individually to ensure that nothing harmful and unwanted for ourselves as well as our world is created by our thinking patterns.



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Beautiful thought streams Aquarius
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Glad to know you are enjoying my offerings and thank you for saying so, dear Ophiucus.

With love - Aquarius

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Far too many things can all too easily be said or done that bring heartache and pain to others and ourselves for the rest of this lifetime and beyond. Wise ones never forget that we are responsible for every thought, word and action and that it makes no difference how one feels at the time of sending them out. Being aware that whatever we send out into the world unerringly finds its way back to us, they take good care of what they think, say and do.

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Guidance From The Universe
In the form of Irish Proverbs

Soft words butter no parsnips
And they won’t harden the heart of a cabbage either.

A silent mouth is sweet to hear.

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The Legend Of Pandora’s Box

The background to the story of Pandora’s Box is the Titan Prometheus’ resistance to the law and the commands of the King of the Gods, Zeus. In Greek mythology Prometheus, whose name means forethought, was one of the Titans. He was a culture hero and a trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay. He defied the Gods and brought them the gift of fire to the Earth, so that progress and civilisation became possible. Prometheus was known for his intelligence and as a champion of humankind. After either having got away with or having paid the price for one of his misdeeds, Prometheus kept going back for more. Zeus, however, was very crafty in the way of handing out punishments to those who refused to obey him..

As Prometheus’ penalty Zeus gave him Pandora, the first woman. She was a very different creature from man. Having been created in the forge of Hephaestus, she was as beautiful as a Goddess and very beguiling, thanks to traits bestowed upon her by Athena and Zeus himself. Zeus presented her as a bride to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus, who was only capable of afterthought. Prometheus, having the gift of thinking ahead, expected retribution from Zeus for his audacity with the fire. He warned his brother against accepting any presents from their king.

When Zeus handed Pandora over to Epimetheus, she brought with her a box that carried a label with a warning that the box should never be opened by anyone. Epimetheus was so dazzled by his bride that he forgot his brother’s advice. He thought they were supposed to hold the gift his bride brought with her in safe-keeping for Zeus, blissfully unaware of what kind of present it was in reality. And so, Epimetheus insisted that his wife followed the instructions given for the box.

Unfortunately, one day he had to leave her on her own for a few hours. Pandora was gifted with curiosity as much as all the other attributes that had been bestowed upon her by God parents. For her the box was a present, not merely something to be kept in trust, without ever looking at it. What business had Zeus to tell her not to open it? Possibly she had listened to her brother-in-law’s tales of tricking the king of the Gods or maybe she saw nothing to fear in the box. What if she just had a quick peak?

No sooner said than done! Making sure that no-one was watching, Pandora opened the box just one tiny crack. As she did so, unpleasant ghostly forms started to gush forth from the opening. Without being aware of what she was doing, Pandora thus unleashed all the ills that subsequently had to be experienced and endured by our race, so that we should learn from them and grow in wisdom and understanding of the true purpose that lies behind our existence on the Earth plane.

From that time onwards, human beings were no longer allowed to lounge around all day. They now had to work very hard to make a living and from time to time some of them succumbed to many different kinds of ailments, too. When Pandora thought that just about every one of the unpleasant things must surely have left the box, at its very bottom she discovered one more item. On closer inspection, lo and behold!, she found that it was not something evil, but that she had also unleashed onto our world the most precious gift of all and that was hope. But , , ,

What Is Hope?
When things go wrong, as they sometime will,
The optimist thinks: ‘They’ll come right again!’,
While the pessimist grumbles: ‘It’ll only get worse!’
And as our thoughts and beliefs create our earthly reality,
Both forecasts duly come true.
Each one nodes sagely: ‘I told you so!’
That’s why when times are hard, positive thinkers
Think: ‘They will get better and become easier again.’
Though it may take time, they invariably do.

What then is hope?
It is not the closing of one’s eyes to
Difficulties, risks and possible failures,
But an inner trusting that:
If we fail now, we shall not do so forever.
If we get hurt, we shall be healed.
If we make mistakes, we shall learn from them ,
Which will allow us to move on to higher learning.

Hope is the awareness of our innermost soul that
Life is good and the power of love is the most powerful
Force in the whole of Creation that
Straightens all crooked corners and, if we but ask,
Helps us heal everything,
Especially our most difficult situations and relationships.

Hope is an inner knowing that in God’s time, not ours,
All things on the Earth plane will come right in the end.
This life is like a great stage on which one of these days,
We shall step in front of the curtain
Behind we all are acting now.
In the world of light we shall then stand
Like performers before a friendly audience
Of Angels and Masters, friends and helpers.

From ‘Astrology As A Lifehelp In Relationship Healing’

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‘The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude to the problem.’  Captain Jack Sparrow

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‘The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude to the problem.’  Captain Jack Sparrow

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I can see Johnny mouthing the words now!

This is priceless!

 

THANKS AQWAH!!

 

Marty and LuckyLee 

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G I Gurdjeiff:

"There is no such thing as a problem, without a gift for you in its hands .."
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Ophiucus - 3/3/2014 10:12 AM G I Gurdjeiff: "There is no such thing as a problem, without a gift for you in its hands .."

So very true!

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mruppert - 3/2/2014 2:28 PM

I can see Johnny mouthing the words now!

This is priceless!

Thank you, Marty. And who might Johnny be, if that isn't too indiscreet a question to ask.

With love - Aquarius




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Hello Aq,

    Actually I am not so glad that you asked.......

    Now I have to rant on about the Internet!

    The quote is almost universally attributed to the fictional character Captain Jack Sparrow, portrayed by Johnny Depp (who I think is an ab-fab actor). Supposedly it is part of the dialogue of The Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one). This is an "internet truth", meaning that though it is false, it is true because it is on the Internet. We might compare this to "play it again, Sam" from many years ago. Bogart never says this in the movie. Yet, everyone will quote this from the movie.

      There are soooooooooooooooo many things on the Internet that are benignly wrong; mistakenly wrong; and maliciously wrong. Claiming the earth to be flat as is done on the Internet is benign. Attributing the quote in question is mistaken. Claiming, with testimonials, that a "lychee kumquat diet" will relieve cancer is (in my view) malicious.

 

       So, who actually said it?

 <<The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Got that? - Coach Brevin>>

Molly Brevin is a fictional soccer coach in the book  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares.

 And, that's the truth!!!!!

 

 Peace and Love,

Marty and LuckyLee

 

 

 

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Mmm ... have to say it did not sound like it would have come from the mouth of Captain Jack Sparrow ...
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Ophiucus - 3/3/2014 3:07 PM Mmm ... have to say it did not sound like it would have come from the mouth of Captain Jack Sparrow ...

 Does it really matter who said it? It's a good bit of wisdom, that's all that matters to me. With love - Aquarius

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The hummingbird is one of the most precious jewels in Mother Nature’s crown. It diminutive size represents Universal guidance in itself, because it draws our attention to the fact that the greatest and most lasting joys of our present existence do not necessarily have their origin in the greatest of life’s events. More often than not they are found in its tiniest things and creatures, as well as fleeting moments, like an unexpected smile that lights up someone’s face like a ray of sunshine. A flicker of renewed hope in a person’s eyes. A kind and loving hand reaching out for us, when we are sad, lonely or in pain, maybe all of them at once.

Seeing the first snowdrops in winter, followed a little later by some of their cousins, the crocuses and daffodils. A ladybird, a butterfly – especially the first ones in spring. What joy! A flock of seagulls with their joyous aerobatics displays, and all other bird species. All of them are the Universe’s reminders that, even it is held captive by its earthly lessons, like them our spirit is free. If we so wish, we too can fly to our heart’s content and perform somersaults in the air – the realm of thought and spirit, our true home. And then one of our feathered friends suddenly bursting into song. How glorious!

But when it comes to flying, how does the bumblebee fit in? A creature that, according to the laws of aerodynamics known to humankind, could not possibly lift itself into the air, but is capable of skilful flying. Now, if that isn’t one of the finest proofs we could wish for of the fact that anything can be achieved and is possible with the help and the will of God, what is?

What about modest little flowers by the roadside, raising their heads to the Sun, as much as whole meadows, lawns and bits of wasteland alike filled with the splendour of hundreds of dandelions and daisies? Isn’t each one a small Sun in its own right and a reflection of the glory of the Great Light above, radiating its blessing and healing power into our world? A plant, a tree – especially a blossoming one, showing us Mother Nature as the happy and smiling bride welcoming her groom, the warmth and the love of the life giving Sun, onto the Earth plane.

A beautiful sunrise or a sunset. White clouds, like a herd of lambs, sedately drifting through a blue sky. The first raindrops after a long spell without rain. A rainbow arching over our world and bringing us the blessings of the Highest. The list is endless! And all the things it contains are pure magic and expressions of the loving care of the Highest and the Brightest Star in the whole of Creation, the Universal Christ. What joy they bring to human hearts and souls! Doesn’t that in itself reveal that all these only seemingly small things are of much greater value and significance than is commonly known and accepted?

So much our race has to be grateful for and every human heart and soul will eventually be ready to be filled with the joy the hummingbird brings. To receive it, all we need to do is open our eyes and begin to whole-heartedly appreciate the gifts that are all around us. Then let us give thanks and praise for the many marvels, miracles and gifts the Highest constantly unfolds for all of us through our beloved Mother, the Earth.

May we all open our hearts to hummingbird’s message of joy, regardless of the things that are still happening on this plane of life. And may ever more of us at long last wake up to the realisation that our world is and always will remain a place of great beauty and wonders that will forever rest safely in the loving hands of our true parents, the Great Father/Mother of all life and Its Angels.

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Hello Aq and Ophi:

     YES, it does matter!

      It matters to Ann Brashares, since she thought up this remark that we all found clever and insightful. It should matter to Mssrs. Elliott, Rossio, Beattie and Wolpert...they may have put clever dialogue into the mouth of Captain Jack Sparrow but they did not think this line up; therefore they should not get credit for it.

      And, it matters to me. I just happen to know the attribution to be wrong, and I would not accept it as it stands from a student, regardless of the intention and sentiment of the remark itself.

If I came across something you published Aqua, and Ophieee was given credit for it, I would point out the true author. Sorry, it is just the way I am.  

 

Pax and Facts,

Marty and LuckyLee  

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And peace and love and light and healing be with you, too, dearest Marty.
 
Thank you for putting us all right.
 
Aquarius
 
 
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I believe that we are all transmitter/receiver stations of the Highest intelligence and that our earthly minds are its extensions and an integral part of it. The Father/Mother Creator’s consciousness is the source not only of spiritual ideas but also of all others. It is the fire of the Gods that are the main theme of many of the ancient legends of our world. The ideas that come to any one of us at any given time are this fire which belongs to God and therefore to everybody. They could never be one person’s property, as they float in the etheric to be picked up by all who are ready to receive them. In esoteric cosmology, the etheric is a plane other than the physical one that is perceived as a subtle state of consciousness that transcends the physical aspect of life.

Now, if one of these days, I came across an idea that someone said they had written an article or a quote about, but I too had picked it up earlier at some stage during my development, I hope I would be wise enough to react something like this: ‘Fancy, this person picking up the same idea. We must be on a very similar level of receptivity. How interesting! I would love to meet them to discuss all manner of things.’
 
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I think we are talking about slightly different areas of expression.

If we make use of any idea or a quotation, and pass it off as our own, when it is not our own, in academic terms, copyright terms, and legalities, that amounts to plagiarism or theft. Intellectual property: and unfortunately some people do that, and try to gain personal glory or credit from it. Hence my comment, and Marty's too, I think ...

I surmise what Aquarius you are speaking about is more a resonance of ideas, which is quite different.
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Posted 3/8/2014 1:50 PM (#24904 - in reply to #23562)
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Hi all:
We all see the recent posts in different ways.

My primary point concerned the Internet, which we all flock to, unavoidably. The sad part is that many of us flock to it like sheep. There are also billions who bow before the Great God Google.
I just wanted to point out that the Internet is WRONG and Google is WRONG. Why?
As we get more and more used to accepting anything and everything that comes to us via this media, we all become victims of those voices which are loudest on said media. We become slaves of entities that control this media.
When truth no longer matters, when right and wrong are insignificant because ideology is lofty, where does morality, fairness and honesty reside?

I invite you to read our new concept of "truth" spoken by a man under oath and before the US Senate:

SEN. RON WYDEN (D-Ore.): “This is for you, Director Clapper, again on the surveillance front. And I hope we can do this in just a yes or no answer because I know Senator Feinstein wants to move on. Last summer, the NSA director was at a conference, and he was asked a question about the NSA surveillance of Americans. He replied, and I quote here, ‘The story that we have millions or hundreds of millions of dossiers on people is completely false.’

“The reason I’m asking the question is, having served on the committee now for a dozen years, I don’t really know what a dossier is in this context. So what I wanted to see is if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question, does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”

Director of National Intelligence JAMES CLAPPER: “No, sir.”

In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, he <JAMES CLAPPER> said that “I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner, by saying no,” though he also called his answer “too cute by half.”

I would also add (sorry, unless you are a Rays Of Wisdom fan as I am, this won't make sense)........The pics of the Cheetahs in the Daily Mail were lofty, warm and fuzzy. Real feel good stuff. But they were a LIE.

I think we need to be aware of these things and correct them whenever we can. If we don't, who will do it?

No criticism was meant or intended of anyone here. Also, I do not see myself as one who should or could "put people right". I only wanted people to know who said what was said so that the reader might explore the concept at its true source, and not that of false idols.

Sincerely,
Marty and LuckyLee (a subversive cat, indeed)

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Do not ever blindly believe what others say or write. All of us have our very own built-in lie-detector that can help us discriminate truth from untruth. Therefore, when listening to and/or reading anything, wise ones pay attention to the world of their feelings, through which our inner guidance speaks to all of us. If your inner teacher or guru, the wise one or living God within, says: ‘This is right!’, then for you it is right, even though it may not be so for anybody else.

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Dear Marty - thank you for taking the time to explain your position and the way you perceive things with regards to matters of truths and lies. It's a good job we have people like you to watch out and warn us, when this becomes necessary. I for one am very grateful for the wonderful work you are doing in your role as a Sun Virgo, whose job it is to notice even the tiniest flaw when something isn't the way it should be.

Much appreciated!

With love - Aquarius 



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Dearest Aqua,
You've hit the nail on the head and you have also offered proof of the validity of astrology......Virgo ascendant:

"People with Virgo rising are often a little understated in their personal mannerisms and appearance, although a lot depends on the position of Mercury (the ruling planet of Virgo) in the chart. Generally, there is an intelligent and reserved aura about Virgo rising individuals that is unmistakable. These are actually somewhat shy people who need time to analyze things around them before they warm up to both situations and people. This quality can be received exactly as that, or it can be received as a rather stand-offish, cool, and even critical manner (depending on the audience).

One of the biggest personality traits of this position is body-awareness. People with Virgo ascendants are sensitive to any discomfort or other signals their body gives them. Many are especially interested and concerned with physical health, and some are attracted to mind-body awareness exercises such as yoga. Virgo rising people are often rather particular about food. Although some have good appetites, there can be an unmistakable pickiness about what they put in and on their bodies.

Virgo ascendant natives have a tendency to worry a lot, especially when confronted with new situations. They notice the tiniest details that others overlook.

Many people with this position have a tendency to attract (or be attracted to) people who need help. Their relationships may be confusing as a result. Despite the Virgo rising tendency to appear rather collected and professional, relationships can sometimes be messy simply because these natives don't always see their partners and partnerships clearly.

There's a quiet charm to many Virgo rising people. Once they have the chance to warm up to new people and situations, you'll find they have a lot to offer. They'll help you out of a jam, go out on a limb for you, and surprise you with a natural modesty under a somewhat critical and standoffish manner.

Famous people with Virgo Ascendants include Madonna, Kurt Cobain, Tiger Woods, and Warren Beatty" ------ verbatim from Café Astrology.com

Kiss and a Hug,
Marty and Luckylee
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Dear Martin – are you aware that apart from your Ascendant in Virgo, you also have your Sun in Virgo, conjunct Saturn in Virgo? Your Venus is also in this sign and sits on the Ascendant. Hence, a very strong influence of the Virgo energies indeed. Yes, it is the sign ruled by Mercury, the winged messenger of the Gods of antiquity, which in your case is in zero degrees of Libra, an excellent placement.

 With love - Aquarius

   

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Feeding The Inner Bird Of Joy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y14mXsSeCUY&list=PL41BF2E897F1E3231

http://tinyurl.com/3328ol9

The above videos are about Hummingbird feeding in Alaska. As you may recall from my previous offering about these delightful little jewels of God’s Creation, in the Native American tradition they are a symbol and a messenger of joy.

Today, I would also like to feed your inner bird of joy and mine with the following:

The Puzzle Of Life
I am so much more than the picture in my passport
Or my qualifications and titles.
I am not the stories people tell about me.
I am not in the judgements of pointed fingers or facts of any kind.
I refuse to be put into boxes
And I can neither be numbered nor labelled.
I know and yet, I cannot be known by
Any knowledge of anyone’s mind.

But who am I and who are you?
We are spirit and soul and on the inner level of life
We are one and you are part of me as much as I am part of you.
If you wish to experience and meet the one we both truly are,
You have to feel into your own heart.
It alone can recognise the true me
Because it knows how to love one of its own kind.

I am an experience – a feeling, a wave and a vibration.
I can be a tear or a smile,
A flower, a tree or a butterfly,
And at the same time the sea and the open sky,
Or the wind that caresses your hair.
I am what I love within me, but also that of which I am afraid.
I am me and yet I can be anything and anyone I want to be.

Do not tell me who I should be.
Do not mention my limits, my scale, my size
Or who – in your eyes – I could or should be.
All I ask of you is that you
Love me the way I am, as the experience that I am and
Give me the freedom and the space to be myself.
Whenever you wish to know me,
Approach me with a hug and a smile,
So I can recognise you.
Share a caring word with me
And let me lead you to the place
And the experience where all is one,
For that alone is the true ‘me’ and also the true ‘you’.

Nachi

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Posted 3/11/2014 7:45 AM (#24912 - in reply to #24908)
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mruppert - 3/9/2014 11:31 PM You've hit the nail on the head and you have also offered proof of the validity of astrology......Virgo ascendant:

 Dear Marty - here are my observations on Virgo rising:

Your Ascendant is in Virgo, the sign of the Virgin. This gives your outer personality a quiet, unassuming, reserved and rather shy colouring. You are cautious and thorough, and have a good eye for even the minutest details. Your mind is ingenious, alert and active. You could never be crude or coarse, even if you did come across that way at times, depending on other influences in your chart. You are thoughtful, although somewhat self-centred. You will always look at least ten years younger than you actually are. You are so restless and nervous that it is not a natural thing for you to put on a lot of weight. If you do, it will be due to emotional problems, but once you have sorted them out, there will be no weight problems any more. You are practical, analytical and methodical in all you do, but can at times be just a bit indecisive and unsure of yourself. Try to avoid constantly seeking reassurance from the people around you.

The Virgin stands for purity and perfection, and there is a strong sense of purity and fastidiousness in those who have their Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Virgo or the sixth house. They are well advised, if they can bear in mind that the perfect can all too easily become the enemy of the good. In their constant striving and craving for perfection, they can be in constant danger of never finding any satisfaction in a job well done and merely ‘good enough’. As they are also very insecure people, they need to learn to pluck up the courage to present their gifts to the world, even though to themselves they may still not perfect. Virgo’s aim in life is to achieve the highest degree of perfection, which is an altogether impossible task. Unevolved Virgo can become a real pain in the neck, when they try to do this not only for themselves, but alas also for the world around them. Not many are likely to stay around for long, when they have to put up with a constant barrage of corrections and criticisms.

It is important for everybody to thoroughly digest, on a regular basis, all experiences which come into our life. But, when Virgo is on the ascendant, this is of particular relevance. It is a good idea to make a good habit of chewing over and analysing our experiences after each day, which means mentally and spiritually digesting them. This process helps us to extract the goodness, namely the learning from our experiences. The rest needs to be discarded without rancour or resentment. This is useful for getting rid of negativity and deep seated feelings of inferiority, which could be buried deep within us. You are refined in conduct and demeanour. You need to guard against any tendencies to being prejudiced, fussy and pedantic. Avoid being too critical and analytical towards yourself, your loved ones and the world around you.

Your transformation and regeneration will come through giving yourself in service to others. You need to serve in order to become free. You also need to learn to discriminate and analyse what is of value to you and what needs discarding. During this life, you will be offered many opportunities to add the power of discrimination and assimilation into your psyche. Only you can decide what is of value to you and what is useless ballast from the past and needs to be discarded. The food we take in to fuel the physical body goes through the process of digestion, assimilation and elimination. We tend to forget, however, that our mental and emotional experiences are food too. The digestive process is also necessary where impressions are concerned. If experience, whatever it may be, leaves us suspicious and resentful, we suffer from faulty elimination, resulting in ill health and sickness. Health has far more to do with our inner attitudes to life than we imagine.

As Virgo is a mutable Earth sign, your mind is flexible, adaptable and you work exceedingly hard. You are independent, but this does not usually show on the surface a great deal.  Be careful not to be too reluctant to ask for help when you need it, simply because you prefer to go your own way. If you do, this could deprive you of the support you need and the rewards you truly have earned. So, make sure to learn the lesson and ask for help when you need it. Most people are happy to be there for us, if only we ask.

Here are some interesting snippets from the book ‘Rising Signs’ by Sasha Fenton. I feel that they could be helpful in your efforts at coming to terms with the experiences of your life so far, and especially those of your childhood and teenage years. Under Virgo Rising she talks, amongst many other things, about early experiences: ‘One of the questions on my research questionnaire asked: “Would you like to have your childhood over again?” All but one of the Virgo rising correspondents replied: “No, definitely not!” The only one who said: “Yes”, had her rising sign on the cusp of Virgo/Libra. This is such a difficult ascendant to be born with that, if your childhood was abnormally happy, I would suggest that you check your birth time!

‘Your parental home may have been comfortable or Spartan, but whether your family was rich or poor, the attitude to the spending of money is likely to have been frugal. This is assuming that you were brought up in an ordinary family. It is possible that you spent time being looked after by other people, and if your parents were particularly difficult, this could have been a blessing in disguise. It is quite common for Virgo rising to have quite a good relationship with their mother, but a difficult one with their father. For example, the father could have delighted in tormenting or bullying the child. I am not saying that all Virgo rising children grow up with this kind of experience, but it is not that uncommon. In some cases the father loves the child unreservedly, but the mother cannot see any good in them. This leads to the child growing up under a constant barrage of criticism, knowing that, whatever they do, they are never going to win their parents’ approval. Not every case is as extreme as this, but the chances are that you were on the receiving end of some unfair and undeserved ill-treatment. Most probably, this came from the people you should have been most able to trust.

‘Your parents expected you to do well at school, to behave perfectly and to maintain a position at the top of the class, at all times. This constant pressure and unremitting requirement for you to be perfect at everything, except maybe for those subjects they themselves thought of as unnecessary, could have left you rigid with nerves and shyness and prey to all kinds of nervous ailments. On the positive side, you had access to books, educational aids and extra-curricular activities. You were encouraged to read and learn, and if you are typical of this sign, you got the hang of it quite early on. Your well behaved manner endeared you to your teachers and was inoffensive to the other children. You probably did not try too hard to make friends, but were happiest in your own company or with your pets; neither did you take much interest in the contemporary fads and fancies the other children were involved in.

‘As a result of this, you have developed a surprisingly stubborn and uncompromisingly selfish streak, which may not be immediately obvious to others. Your survival instincts have become strong, and they have endowed you with a knack of appearing to be accommodating, whilst in fact you are pleasing no-one, except yourself. You may have developed into an eccentric and uncompromising adult, preferring to live and work alone or among your pet animals [Virgo rules small animals]. This may be the result of the unfair and unreasonable treatment you received as a child or it may be something which is purely a product of your personality. Some of you grew up in an overbearing religious atmosphere, where the fear of God was added to the fear of what the neighbours might think.

‘When Virgo is rising, our descendant is in Pisces [the opposite sign, indicating what type of partners we attract into our orbit] and this nebulous sign draws difficult relationships into our life. You may attract people who are out of the ordinary or even somewhat peculiar. It is as if this descendant is trying to compensate for your down-to-earth attitude to life, throwing a spanner in the works, where you least need one. You may find yourself attached to a partner who drinks, or worse still, is mentally unstable. To some extent, it is your desire to help and reform others, which may land you in this kind of pickle. You may fall for someone whose superficial appearance hides a weakness, an inability to relate or even a cruel streak. On the plus side, you could attract gentle, rather mystical types who want to care for and serve the needs of the family, just as you do. You seek kindness in a partner and will act kindly and charitably towards them. You can be happy with partners who are musical, artistic and caring, as long as they pull their weight at home and at work. You can put up with a lot, just so long as your partner is basically decent and honest. You can be decent and totally reliable in practical matters but, potentially, you are sexually unfaithful. Here we go again with those Virgo contradictions.

‘Love, sex, relationships: This area, as you might have guessed, has the appearance of a first-class minefield, especially when one looks at the contradictions in your nature. You are shy, modest and possibly a touch fearful when it comes to sex. On the face of it, it might be better, if you left this side of life until you are mature enough to cope with it - say around the age of seventy; but that’s not the way it happens. The chances are that you had your first encounter with sex when you were in your teens, and your early teens at that! There could have been a number of reasons for this. You could have been attracted, lulled or projected into a sexual relationship far too quickly. Your own desperate need for someone to provide you with some form of love and approval might have been the spur here. Some Virgos trade sex for company, comfort and companionship. Oddly enough, considering the modesty and fastidiousness of this sign, you have a strong, needy and inventive sex-drive which, coupled with your curiosity, can lead you into all sorts of adventures. In short, despite of all the repression, guilt and fear of making a fool of yourself, the enjoyment of lunch, love and lust creates a surprising metamorphosis in you.

‘You are experimental in bed and analytical afterwards. You may enjoy your private mental action-replays as much as you enjoyed the first hand experience. Oddly enough for such a responsible and family-minded sign, you could be unfaithful in marriage. Why, I wonder? Possibly, this is due to the need to experiment, compare and analyse; the intellectual need to know what the world and the people in it are all about; or perhaps to keep a door open on all relationships and give yourself an impression of freedom, even within a commitment. Maybe it is your way of getting back at a repressive partner or coping with a bad marriage. It seems that, when you meet someone interesting, you simply have to check them out; it is a form of the ‘don’t die wondering’ syndrome. Your quiet, unassuming, and laid-back manner is charming and attractive to others. So is your quite genuine desire to please and, above all, your ability to communicate. Your health could be poor, and if it is not, then you could at times suffer from a touch of hypochondria! Virgos are strong but they work so hard that from time to time they seem to need a spell of ill health to rest and recover.’

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 3/11/2014 7:51 AM (#24913 - in reply to #24912)
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Dear Marty - here is also an extract from my interpretation of ‘The Sun In Virgo’ that may interest you:

Virgos are avid readers who like nothing better than long chains of words, skilfully strung together like pearls on a precious necklace. In many cases this is a preparation for turning into fine writers in their own right. Virgos are not very good at expressing and communicating their innermost thoughts and feelings to those around them, to put it mildly. When it comes to sharing their considerable natural wisdom and the insights that are coming to them through their own learning, they find it much easier to do so in written rather than spoken words. Writing is one of the fields in which Virgos truly feel at home, where they can give of their best and really come into their own.

To name but a few famous Virgo writers, Leo Tolstoy’s was born 9.9.1828; his main work and gift to our world was ‘War and Peace’. It presents us with probably one of the finest examples of Virgo’s gifts. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German polymath and poet, was born 28.8.1749. The importance of his literary output in the German speaking parts of the world is comparable to that of William Shakespeare in the English-speaking world. Shakespeare himself is believed to have been born 23.4.1564. If this is correct, he was a Sun Taurus with his Moon in Gemini. Who knows, his ascendant may have been in Virgo or his Sun in the sixth house. But even if this was not the case, numerologically the day of his birth breaks down into 2+3 = 5. And the five is ruled by Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo.

How about D.H. Lawrence, who drew his first breath 11.9.1885? Born on the 11th, he also was strongly under the influence of Pluto and Scorpio; his writing reflects this. For my taste of reading, a combination of Virgo and Scorpio energies seems to provide our world with its most interesting literature. They bring together Virgo’s eye for detail and Scorpio’s need for searching into the depth of the psyche and beyond the experiences of self, others and this world. Yet another Virgo is John Betjeman, born 28.8.1906, he grew up to become the British poet laureate.

The literary output of authors like these richly illustrate Virgo’s potential for fulfilling its highest potential by gathering the spiritual harvest, on behalf of humankind and sharing it with as many as possible. All creative writing efforts connect us with the Source of all being and all creativity. As pointed out earlier, Neptune represents the inspirational aspect of the Divine; in the fullness of time, every soul learns to act as a channel for realising Its ideas and inspirations on the Earth. Virgo’s opposite sign is watery Pisces, co-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. Through gaining access to the energies of both signs and using them for the highest good of all, souls born into Virgo – more than in any other sign – can bring the ideas and inspirations that are necessary for the healing of ourselves and our whole world.

With love - Aquarius
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Posted 3/11/2014 7:25 PM (#24914 - in reply to #24913)
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Dear Wonderful Aqua and EVERYBODY...... With the exception of one thing, it is as if you have been a constant observer of my entire life. The degree of accuracy in what you have written is 99.99 percent correct, not just in generalities, but with specificity that borders on the uncanny. Many astrologers of various degrees of skill have said I am easy to "read" calling me "a Virgo Virgo", or "textbook Virgo." And, they spout the usual Virgo stuff. You, Aq, have seen into my soul. Scary? Aqua, you are a master at this, and you prove that those who take astrology seriously ( and not just a quick way to make internet money with dumb video forecasts ) are capable of enlightening people to the many facets of personality that their birth charts contain; if only the interpreter of those charts was competent and adept at doing so. To satisfy any curiousity (and if any of you have read Aq's posts all the way through - in which case I have no secrets ) I will tell you all the .01 percent that could have been true, but wasn't. I married Isis but it ended badly for us. I had one or two opportunities and some repressed desire to be unfaithful, but I never was. I loved Isis too much for that. To add an even more bizarre note to all of this, Isis and I ended badly because Isis betrayed me, not by being unfaithful, but in another way which I shan't mention. Isis was..............a VIRGO! Peace to all, and better living through the stars! Hugs to you, dear Aquarius. Marty and LuckyLee

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Posted 3/13/2014 7:27 AM (#24923 - in reply to #24914)
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‘The law of life is love. A life filled with love is a heavenly one and a life that instead is filled with selfishness and greed sinks ever deeper into a state of a living Hell on the Earth. Love as much as you can – the supply is endless. The more you give, the more you will receive. No love given is ever lost. The laws of the Universe decree that whatever you send out must return to you. It is through sharing with others and feeding them that you are sustained and nurtured by life. When you live a life filled with love to everything that shares your world with you, you will soon be able to see for yourself how all your needs are constantly met – frequently before you become aware of them yourself. Now, isn’t that everybody’s idea of Heaven on Earth?’


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Posted 3/13/2014 7:40 AM (#24924 - in reply to #24923)
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Dear Marty – I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed my astrological offerings and thank you for your kind and loving words about my work. Because we are all precious and unique many-faceted jewels, it is hardly surprising that although the information about your Ascendant is so revealing, it represents a mere scratching of the surface. This can be taken almost literally, as the Ascendant is the outer mask through which we see ourselves and the world perceives us.

Are you in the mood for another gem, especially for you, from my astrological treasure chest? If so, you will soon find out that there is a great deal more than meets the eye to the somewhat meek and mild Virgo exterior. For starters I don’t see you as the ‘picture-book’ type Virgo, only one who is strongly under the influence of the energies of this sign, as pointed out earlier. On top of that there is also a great deal of push, drive, initiative and ambition in him – at least there would have been in his younger days, but probably still is today. So, if you are sitting comfortably, I’ll begin:

Your Sun is in the first house, the natural house of Aries, ruled by Mars, the God of war of days gone by and the planet responsible for the human desire nature.  In the first house our personality first reaches out into the world, to gather experiences, as we enter into a new lifetime. Yours is an executive type personality with definite leadership qualities. You are happiest in a position of dominance and need the freedom to be on your own and to do your own thing, a lot of the time. Yours is a courageous, enthusiastic, dignified and noble approach to life. Wise ones watch out for the downside of this Sun position, which can be arrogance and too much ego. If one allows them to gain the upper hand, they can seriously stand in the way of any success we undoubtedly have the potential to achieve. They will also drive people away from us instead of drawing them to us, as we probably would like to. An attractive personality draws others towards itself through the pulling power of Venus and love, whereas the aggressive energy of Mars can easily cause wars, trouble and strive, within and without, which pushes others away from us.

People with the Sun in the first house have a storming and urging nature. Like all who are strongly under the influence of the Fire signs, but more so than the other ones, they have a tendency to rush head-first into things. Besides, they do not suffer fools gladly and can all too easily jump to conclusions. Like the proverbial fools, they rush in where Angels fear to tread and they usually shoot first and ask the necessary questions afterwards, when it’s too late. At all times they feel the need to be doing something and are extremely restless. Theirs is a wonderful sense of purpose and objective, as well as plenty of enthusiasm, courage, boldness and audacity to follow their schemes through.

Unless they learn to carefully control the beautifully creative Mars energies within them, because they so enjoy a lively argument and can be quite quarrelsome when they hit upon resistance. Used too aggressively, Mars energy can all too easily turn against the user and instead of being creative, it becomes destructive. People with this Sun position are in need of learning to channel their energies into creative outlets; that is the only safe way they can discharge all surplus energies safely. Those who fail to do this, in the fullness of time are likely to create much misery and suffering, not only for those around them but also for themselves. This is not some kind of punishment but due to Universal laws, the law of Karma that ensures that whatever we send out into the world must return to us. Unless the Mars energies are well controlled, they can all too easily turn their owner into one with an excessive lust for power who seeks to dominate those around them. Anyone who is unwilling to give in to that person’s desires, in their eagerness and in pursuit of what they want they are in constant danger of steamrollering over the needs and wishes of others.

Those who learn to control their energies and aim to use them for the highest good of the whole, rather than pursuing their own interest, have great potential for developing into sensible and responsible leaders of people. All along, they are likely to encounter tests and trials to help them overcome their hastiness, enabling them to patiently wait for things to mature. However, leader skills are only ever there by potential; they never represent a God given right to lead. True leadership is a skill that has to be learned through many hard lessons, and probably also in the course of many lifetimes. Whichever all this may affect you and your life and wherever your desires may take you, carefully avoid striving for advancements in life through ruthlessness.

The keynote of the first house is: ‘To be’. Those whose Sun is placed here are in this lifetime to learn to respect the special nature and the value of the Sun as the most powerful force in our solar system. It is the Life Force itself and the way things turn out in the lives of souls affected by this aspect depends entirely on the way they conduct their lives and how the Sun’s energies are applied. They are here to learn that its warmth and love can either scorch and burn or warm and heal. Their most important lesson is the wise use of this precious energy that will be at their disposal, throughout the course of their present lifetime, i.e. never for selfish purposes, but for the blessing and healing of all life. The Universe is allowing them the freedom to decide how they wish to go about this. The choice is theirs, but choose they must. What they need most of all on a regular basis is to stop a moment and think before rushing into their next adventure and action.

With love - Aquarius
 
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Posted 3/14/2014 1:32 PM (#24925 - in reply to #24924)
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Living in the element of water, fish symbolically represent the emotional level of life, the realm of the soul and the world of feelings. Water animal totems are as generously imbued with meaning as the sea itself. Water is a powerful symbol, a sign of cleansing, freedom and mobility. It represents the universal collective unconscious and all our souls floating in the vastness of the ocean of life.

Water animal totems can show us the way to reveal and identify our hidden thoughts or actions. When these creatures find their way into our lives they need to be honoured. If we pay attention, they will aid us in identifying our hidden motives that possibly are unhealthy for us. Even better, by observing and being open our water animal totems, we learn the ways of simpler, more positive paths of thought in our search for replacing the hidden negative ones. . .

To my mind, nothing could ever have expressed the longing and yearning for the freedom of the wide open sea better than the following poem:

My Friend, The Sea
I must go down to the seas again,
To the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way,
Where the wind’s like a whetted knife’
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

John Edward Masefield
1878 – 1967

In the video below the beauty and wonder of God’s creation are explored in one of the oceans of our world.

Dakuwaqa’s Garden
Underwater scenes from Fiji and Tonga


From ‘The Mystery Of The Oceans’

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Posted 3/17/2014 7:51 AM (#24926 - in reply to #24925)
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Throughout the ages a great deal of gold in the form of spiritual wisdom was given to the human race in the teachings of the various belief systems of our world. For evolutionary purposes much of their true meaning had to remain carefully hidden until we, individually and collectively, had grown sufficiently in understanding to be capable of grasping their underlying esoteric meanings. Every part of the spiritual knowledge of all the religions and philosophies that have ever been known to humankind came to us from the wise ones on the highest levels of life, They are in charge of and responsible for us and our world and therefore take good care that none of God’s children of the Earth can forever get lost anywhere.

Retelling the old tales and legends, reinterpreting and newly relating to them, to this day can guide us into a deeper understanding of the purpose and meaning of our own existence and that of all life. And what better place to get started than with an exploration of the spiritual background of the Tree of Knowledge and Adam and Eve, the symbolism for the first human beings on the Earth that was given to the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam? To me, the tree is a symbol of life itself and Adam and Eve are archetypal human beings. For a very long time they served large parts of our world well to get at least some kind of an understanding of humankind’s earthly existence and its dualities. On our planet they manifest themselves in the necessity for feminine and masculine versions of just about every species.

I see Adam and Eve as a metaphor for the original creative idea of a perfect woman and man, i.e. whole and complete, the woman with the feminine/masculine and the man with the masculine/feminine energies and characteristics of our Divine parent. They are perfectly balanced and working harmoniously together, the same as in our Creator, in whom everything is one. Adam and Eve are but names for the prototypes that exist in the heartmind of God and after which each one of us has been fashioned.



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Posted 3/19/2014 7:15 AM (#24927 - in reply to #24926)
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I am the I AM, the Universal Christ, the only born Son of the great Father/Mother of all life. I am the spiritual Sun beyond and behind the Sun in the sky above you. I am the brightest Light and the highest Star in the whole of Creation. You, the whole human race, are My chosen people and I am your God. I am the source of all wisdom, knowledge and truth. My laws decree that everything must return to its source and because you once went forth from My loving heart, that’s the place to which each one of you eventually has to return. There is no other place for you to go.

Like Me, You are spirit and soul and your true home is therefore the world of spirit. Though it may often feel that way while you experience life in physicality, you were never left alone or abandoned there. You always have been and will be accompanied by My Angels, as well as your spirit guides and Masters. I am also known as the Great White Spirit and the great architect of life. I am the director of the movie of life and all are acting under My instructions. First in line are the Angels and they in turn are in charge of the guides and Master. They are the channels through which I have constantly been giving the parts of My wisdom to you and your world that were suitable for the level of understanding the collective consciousness had reached.

Every soul in due course has to come to terms with the fact that there are other dimensions to you and your earthly existence. That is why, to help you with this and to get your individual and collective minds working, with the help of the Angels, Masters and guides, throughout the ages I have been talking with you in symbolisms and metaphors, parables and legends, whose meanings even the simplest minds could grasp. This is no longer necessary because sufficient numbers of you are ready to receive My wisdom through your inner connection directly from Me, without outside intervention. And when you learn to listen to and follow My guidance from within, as every soul has to do in the end, you will be glad to find that it is impossible for anyone to pull the wool over your eyes.



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Posted 3/20/2014 7:21 AM (#24929 - in reply to #24927)
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Humankind once agreed to descend into matter to help expand God’s wisdom and knowledge of Itself, each through gathering their own real life experiences and learning from them. Having done so sufficiently, our next lesson is learning to live harmoniously and consciously in accordance with God’s cosmic laws. Knowing that all life abides by them, why shouldn’t we? When looked at in the right way, namely from the evolutionary angle, eating from the fruit of the tree of knowledge truly never was a sin; it was very necessary and desirable.
 
Adam and Eve’s wish to eat the fruits is a symbolism for humankind’s craving for life and evolution, for growing through learning about life on all its levels, including physicality. This hunger will always be with us, wherever we may find ourselves, even when we have moved way beyond this world and onto the highest levels of consciousness, as every soul does in the end. Everybody’s own consciousness and that of our world can only continue to expand through the constant gathering of knowledge about ourselves, our world and life, which is the reason why we are here.
 
The most fundamental purpose of our stay on the Earth plane is that each one of us should develop into a seeker of wisdom and truth. In my view, the only guru we ever need in our quest of growing into one of these is our intuition. This is the living God within, everybody’s own inner teacher and guide, who is the only one in the whole of Creation who is entirely reliable and trustworthy. From long before time on the Earth plane begun, it has been part of us and with us, to guide each one of us from the innermost part of their own being. If that isn’t proof enough that none of us ever left the paradise of our oneness with God, and that on the inner planes of our being, the connection with God has always remained intact, then please tell me what is.
 
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Posted 3/22/2014 7:46 AM (#24936 - in reply to #24929)
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Life’s wisdom is like a tree, a living and rapidly expanding organism. And the tree of life is an analogy for the invisible structure on which all the wisdom and knowledge that has ever been gathered by anyone has grown. This tree is a living organism that – like any other – needs continued sustenance and nurturing. Every religion and belief system that our world has ever known is one of its branches that has contributed towards its growth, some more successfully than others. By adding to the knowledge that is already there, every soul’s learning from its own experiences actively supports the growth of the tree and contributes towards its wellbeing.

For as long as the tree continues to thrive and expand, all is well. But, like with any tree, branches that are no longer productive and have ceased growing, die and are eventually chopped off by those in charge. In spiritual terms, ignorance is darkness and knowledge is light, and each one of us is in this life to grow into a seeker of truth and enlightenment. In my view, a sound knowledge of the law of Karma is what every human soul on the Earth plane requires most urgently. That, alas, is something that spiritual writings like the Bible, the Koran and the Talmud only contain in carefully hidden forms.

Revelations 22:2 of the Bible contains an interesting astrological reference: ‘On either side of the river the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.’ My interpretation of this is: the two sides of the river are an illustration of the two aspects of humankind’s existence, that on the Earth plane and that in the world of spirit, our true home. All souls, on both sides of the river, encounter the tree of life with its twelve different types of fruit.

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Posted 3/23/2014 8:42 AM (#24943 - in reply to #24936)
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The Flight Of The Starlings

One of the most spectacular sights on our planet is the swarming of the starlings, also known as murmurations. Starlings have strong feet, their flight is powerful and direct. They are very gregarious creatures with diverse and complex vocalizations. Some of them have been known to embed sounds from their surroundings into their own calls, including car alarms and human speech patterns. The starlings can recognise particular individuals by their calls and are currently the subject of research into the evolution of human language.

Birds are the representatives of the Air element, the realm of thought and intellectual activities. They bring us the message that our spirit is free and that in thought we can indeed fly with any of the winged creatures wherever we please. On the wings of thought our spirit can lift itself above life on the Earth plane and gain glimpses into the higher and highest levels of existence. It is therefore by no means unrealistic to send our love and good wishes into the farthest and remotest corners of the Universe. They are sure to be received there, for thoughts are living things. And that sets me wondering what kind of message the starlings may have for us and our world.

In one of the most stunning aerobic dance performances our world has to offer, the starlings through their instinctive reactions receive their instructions from the greatest ballet master and choreographer of all, the Great Father/Mother of life. What a corps de ballet to conduct! And the Universe is offering you and me a front seat with the help of a video that can be clicked on with the link below:

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Posted 3/25/2014 8:39 AM (#24952 - in reply to #24943)
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What Is Love?

Love is the nature of the Universe and also its law. This love wants all its creatures to grow and evolve through learning from their own experiences. The true nature of humankind is love because from love we once came and to love each one of us eventually returns. This world was created to help every soul discover and then integrate its Divine qualities. That is why time and again we have to return to it, until we finally have learnt to love the way our Creator loves us and all His/Her creations. This way of loving is by no means some kind of soppy emotion. First and foremost it is kindness, gentleness, consideration and tolerance towards all life and beings, including ourselves.

To my mind, learning to love this life and everything that is in it can only come through an increased awareness of the true purpose and meaning of our present existence, and an understanding of the different lessons each soul has to face during its present lifetime. More than anything else astrology has helped me to become familiar with the weaknesses and pitfalls that are inherent in the negative aspects of all signs. In every new lifetime the earthly personality encounters them, in the hope of learning how to rise above and overcome them.

It seems that all human beings are naturally inclined to sit in judgement over others. Astrology helps me to observe the peccadilloes and foibles of my companions on the road of life, as well as my own, with compassion and kindness. It provides me with the wings to lift myself above judging others. Knowing the reasons for someone’s behaviour and that they are my sibling in the great family of life has made all the difference to my approach to life and all it contains.

Loving and accepting each one totally and unconditionally is a natural progression of this development. It does away with the urge to sit in judgement and when someone behaves in a way that seems strange to me, these days I can smile instead of feeling irritated and annoyed. As far as I am concerned, each case is closed with the inner recognition: ‘Ah, that’s why they are doing this! Well, I am only here to change myself, not them. Let them get on with their lives and I with mine.’ To help others find that same tolerance through a better understanding of their own nature and others that’s what my Astro Files are all about.

May White Eagle have the last word. It came my way in ‘Monday Thought’ 25.2.2013: ‘Love is seeing good in others and God’s hand working in the lives of others. Love is gentleness, sympathy and understanding. It is never a surrender to unwise and foolish demands. When you centre your heart upon the tender love of the Universal Christ, your fears dissolve. Faith ever more fills your whole being and what you want to do you can do. If love abides in your heart, it will give you the power to recognise and do that which is good. Love is power, though not domination of one over the other. Love brings to you the power to know and do the will of God.’



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Posted 3/27/2014 7:27 AM (#24956 - in reply to #24952)
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I believe that the purpose of all aspects of life is evolution and that this also applies to humankind. The reason for the human spirit spending time on the Earth plane is that each must evolve through gathering its own experiences by studying and exploring ourselves and our world. Through this our consciousness slowly expands and our soul grows in wisdom and understanding. All life is constantly moving forwards on the evolutionary spiral that gradually takes us all together onto ever higher levels of existence. As one of us learns, grows and evolves, our whole world does the same and the same is true for all of Creation. God is life and life is God; and life itself is our teacher. Through our daily experiences, we are at all times gathering ever more knowledge about ourselves and our world. In the fullness of time each soul will in this way become an enlightened being, i.e. one who is fully aware of the true nature of God and its own.

We are the pioneers of a New Age and many experiences are waiting for us that have never been tried before on the earthly plane. One of them is androgyny. Although this is a state we never lost on the inner spiritual levels of life, on the outer earthly plane we are presented with totally new experiences and challenges of quite a different kind. One of the most important features of us and our world is that we all contain many puzzling dualities and polarities and that our world is one of paradoxes. Some of these we shall explore in more detail later in this part of the jottings, others in future editions.

For the moment, let us either become aware of or remind ourselves – you alone know which option applies to you – that we all contain feminine and masculine energies. This is because as sparks of the Divine everything that is in God is also in us; therefore, each one of is us both woman and man at the same time. For a very long time we have looked towards others to make us whole, but it is coming ever clearer that each one of us is already complete within themselves and that, in fact, we are on our way back into wholeness.

To be whole and holy again is every soul’s final goal and destiny. This requires taking possession of our other part, the inner man in women and the inner woman in men. When that has been achieved we shall once again be like the Angels and God; their feminine and masculine energies are in perfect balance and harmony with each other. Like them, we too are first and foremost spirit; the only difference between them and us is that we are temporarily encased in matter. Thus on the one hand, we belong to the world of matter and on the other one we are part of the world of spirit and light. For as long as we remain clothed in our physical bodies we belong to the Earth plane. However, this is only half the story; the most vital part of us is our spirit and soul and our true home is the world of spirit. Each time we leave one of our earthly garments behind, we return to this world to rest and recover from the stresses and strains of Earth life.

The evolutionary pathway of every soul leads through a great many lifetimes, in which it has to learn from its own first hand experiences, to help it grow in wisdom and understanding of itself and the life it has been placed in. Life on Earth is a school and through its lessons the soul’s character qualities begin to develop. The more it learns the further it evolves and its consciousness expands. And each time it returns to the world of spirit, it – together with the wise ones in whose charge it is – assess the progress the soul has made, not only during the lifetime just completed, but all of them.

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From All Life Is Evolution

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From ‘A Time to Remember’ Stella Polaris October/November 2008: ‘The power of thought is the creative power of all life. As you think, so you become, and so you create the conditions that surround you. You can learn to use your good thought. Within you all is this Divine creative principle, which has the power to create vibration amongst, and to control, the actual atoms of matter. We tell you this to help you, for all the Divine urge to know and to become aware of a life which is free, which is holy, happy, healthy and joyous, a life in which you can render service to the world and in which you can see quite clearly the land of light. If you would have a better world, create it for yourselves now at this very instant in your mind: hold the thought continually in your mind; refuse to allow any other thought to banish it from your consciousness and then raise your whole vibrations and your aspirations.
 
‘Always put into operation the forces of construction. You can release yourself from imprisonment and darkness by thought. Believe that good will come and that the best is coming, and it will. Try not to let your thoughts be dragged down to an earthly level or become imprisoned in the material and physical life. Try not to despair, nor dwell on the negative side of any situation. Do not be dismayed by the darkness that you witness in humanity, but cultivate compassion for life. Remember that every negative thought goes out into the Universe and adds to the sum of negative thoughts in the whole of life. But remember also that the same applies to good thought. If you train yourselves to think positive good; to see good and believe in good, you are serving the whole of creation. You are raising the consciousness of all of creation. Your little contribution to the whole is of enormous importance.’
 
From ‘White Eagle On The Power Of Thought
 
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Posted 3/31/2014 7:31 AM (#24966 - in reply to #24961)
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So, why are we here? To put it in a nutshell, it’s for striving to achieve the wholeness and perfection that is in God. We have the potential of achieving the same kind of balance, though probably most of us are a long way from it yet. But, we must keep on trying, and learn to love ourselves in spite of being merely human, with all our shortcomings and faults. Then there is the other part of us, our soul and spirit, immortal and of Divine origin. This is the aspect we most urgently need to get in touch with again.

I can think of no better tool than astrology to help us doing just that through gaining a deeper understanding first of ourselves and then also of those around us. A good starting point, in my view, is the studying of all my interpretations of the Sun signs. Getting to know first the positive and negative qualities and expressions of our own sign and then of all the others, for me, is a unique and special way of learning to love, appreciate and respect ourselves as the precious and unique being we truly are. Only from this love and with an ever deepening understanding of life’s purpose and meaning in general can grow a genuine respect and appreciation for everybody and everything that shares our world with us.

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From The Best Is Yet To Come

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Posted 3/31/2014 11:59 AM (#24967 - in reply to #24966)
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Love and friendship with all life are God’s true nature and our own. This is a love that gives of itself freely and willingly to all Its creations. It asks for nothing in return and from the moment of its emergence from the heartmind of God, every soul is accompanied by this love. This is the only truly caring friend who never leaves us and will stay with us forever. Thick and thin, good and evil alike are jointly experienced by the small earthly self and its Heavenly companion, who has always been there for it and forever will be. Ready to be called upon at any time, it has shown us the way through all our past adventures. It is with us in the present and will safely guide us through the explorations that are yet to come. Each time we act as a truly caring friend towards someone, God’s kingdom on the Earth is newly established
 
From The Alchemy Of Love
 
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Rest assured that nothing can manifest itself in your environment unless it has first happened on the inner level of life. As a result, each time one of you consciously changes their inner perception and attitude towards life, your whole world follows suit. And when you save and redeem yourself in thoughts, words and actions, your world is saved and redeemed with you. So, go your way with your eyes wide open and be alive by taking an active interest in what surrounds you. Your intelligence is part of and one with Mine. Use it for good purposes only and strive to make your world a better place through bringing a renewed understanding of the true purpose and meaning of your earthly existence to as many as you can. Share the knowledge you find to help ignite the Divine spark in people’s hearts and souls, and the small still flame of spiritual understanding comes alive in them and renews their faith and trust in Me, your Creator, and the goodness of the life I have prepared for each one of you. 
 
Assist the people you meet to become aware that in truth there is no yesterday or tomorrow, only this glorious moment of here and now, and that every moment of their lives is part of Eternity and precious. All who at any given time are dwelling on the Earth plane are aspiring to become a lightbringer and healer, who in the fullness ot time can be used as a channel through which My wisdom and truth, the macrocosm, flows ever more forcefully into the the consciousness of your race, the microcosm. Know that the power of creation is in you and that imagination is the source of all creation. Use yours to create the ideal world of your dreams where all live together in peace and harmony, and where warmongering, sickness and death are no longer known. By thinking about this often, you call it into being. Meditate and reflect upon it, too  and through your inner guidance I will show you how to bring your new world about.
 
Rejoice in your oneness with Me and experience the elation of acting as a true child of Mine by assisting others to become aware that they also are the daughters and sons of My eternal spirit. In the name of love I ask this of each one of you.
 
From About Time
 
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Posted 4/2/2014 7:31 AM (#24971 - in reply to #24970)
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All life is energy and different types of it are ceaselessly at work throughout the whole of Creation. Astrology is a wonderful tool for familiarising ourselves with these energies. To me, the Divine science is a gift to humankind from the Universal intelligence. How else could it provide us with so much knowledge? Alas, like all things on the Earth plane, astrology can be used with equal ease for good and evil purposes. Irresponsibly scaring people half to death with dire prognostications about the next end of the world, for example in the year 2012, is evil. The necessary balance is created by those who reassure the public and help  them find a better understanding of themselves and the spiritual background of life, bringing them closer to the higher realities of life and the great wisdom of the One, who so lovingly designed and created it all for us. The choice of how we wish to employ anything that comes before us is always ours.
 
Everything in our world has been provided by the Highest forces of life so that we should learn something from it and in the great plan of life nothing is ever wasted and even this serves a wise and higher purpose. We are here to find out about the wise use of the energies the Universe places at our disposal at any given time and astrology can assist us gain insights into their nature. This applies to the energies of our Divine parents, God and Goddess, as much as to – as their offspring – our own, as well as of others, our world and ultimately the planets and the Universe. Knowledge is a type of energy. All energy in itself is neutral – it is neither good nor evil. The evil we are still witnessing in our world is but a manifestation of energies that have been and still are used and expressed in negative and destructive ways.
 
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Posted 4/6/2014 7:33 AM (#24974 - in reply to #24971)
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Seeking Perfection In A Quite Imperfect World

The perfection we have been placed on the Earth plane to seek in truth means wholeness, i.e. the integration of all the qualities and characteristics that are in our Creator Father/Mother into our own. As above, so below. Created in the image of God, the earthly microcosm is a reflection and a manifestation of the macrocosm. By bringing the Divine qualities forth from deep within ourselves we become whole and holy as well as healed. Entering into this state is every soul’s final goal and destiny. Our first requirement in this process is taking possession of our other part, the inner man in woman and the inner woman in man. When that has finally been achieved, we shall once again be like the Angels and God in whom the feminine and masculine energies are in perfect balance and harmony with each other.

Like God and the Angels, we too are first and foremost spirit. The only difference between them and us is that we are temporarily encased in matter. Thus on the one hand, we belong to the world of matter and on the other one we are part of their world of spirit and light. For as long as we remain clothed in our physical bodies we belong to the Earth plane. This however is only half the story, and by far the most vital part of us is our spirit and soul and our true home is the world of spirit. Each time we leave one of our earthly garments behind, we return to this world to rest and recover from the stresses and strains of going to school on planet Earth. Through its lessons the earthly self’s character qualities begin to develop. The more it learns the further it evolves and its consciousness expands.

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‘The Story Of Evolution In Two Minutes’


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Posted 4/7/2014 7:10 AM (#24975 - in reply to #24974)
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Spiritual knowledge and its understanding is a living organism that grows and evolves, the same as everything else in the whole of Creation, including us and our world. That’s why over the ages religions and belief systems of all kinds have come and gone, and none of those that to this day are part of our world will remain with us forever. Because of the necessity for evolution and development into ever higher forms of belief, the teachings of the sacred texts of books like the Torah, the Bible or the Koran, to name but three, were never intended to be treated as if they had been set in concrete or chiselled into stone, for all eternity. They were given to humankind, through various teachers over the ages, until in due course each one would be replaced by more advanced beliefs and their teaching methods .

Throughout the ages, new religions did appear at certain predestined times to serve humankind, as our race by then was ready to receive more of the Divine truth. As soon as one of the old belief systems has lost its usefulness it is removed and replaced by something else. A good one has to be capable of taking on the role of a staff on which human souls can lean whilst on the Earth plane. The sole purpose of a religion that is worthy of carrying that name needs to be the wish to act as a ladder that invites and encourages human souls to climb on by seeking to increase their own understanding of God’s sacred wisdom and truth, wherever it may present itself. In my view, any organisation that fails to fulfil this task in the long run is doomed, as the Aquarian Age requires from all of us that we re-establish our inner connection with the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, in whom everybody – without any exceptions – has their origin and before whom we are all equals.

Independent of which spiritual pathways any soul may ever have trodden during all of its earthly sojourns, in the end each one of us is guided into the realisation that no-one can really teach us anything. This is because in the depths of our own being, everybody through their own inner connection with God can gain access to every bit of knowledge that has ever been gathered by anyone. On our return into this blessed state of oneness the Universe presents us with many opportunities for establishing from our own experiences that the answers to all our questions really are known within, and that this is the only place where each one will always be answered correctly and truthfully.

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Posted 4/9/2014 6:33 AM (#24977 - in reply to #24975)
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May the knowledge we are now finding help us to become ever more aware of the infinite power, wisdom and love that has brought us and our world into being and will forever continue to support and keep us going. May this understanding enable us to rise above the circumstances that at times threaten to overwhelm Earth life with its sadness and unhappiness. May reminding ourselves as often as it is necessary of the loving arms and hands of the Divine behind all and also inside each one of us, help us to remain calm and not be pulled here and there like fallen leaves on the wind.. The more we reach out to our Highest or God Self, the more powerfully it can pull us onwards on our evolutionary pathway and upwards towards Itself and Its light on the higher and highest levels of existence. May our increasing awareness that in truth they are part of us assist us with finding our way through all the bitter and joyful experience that are still waiting for us on the Earth.
 
From The Age Of Aquarius
 
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Posted 4/10/2014 6:07 AM (#24979 - in reply to #24977)
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The Price Of A Glass Of Milk

A poor boy was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school. One day when he was very hungry and had only one small coin left in his pockets, he decided to ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a beautiful young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. Noticing that the boy looked hungry, she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it very slowly and then asked: ‘How much do I owe you?’

‘You don’t owe me anything,’ came the reply. ‘My mother taught us to never accept pay for any kindness.’ The boy thanked her from the bottom of his heart and went on his way.

The boy’s name was Howard Kelly. When he left that house, he felt stronger physically and also his faith in God and human nature had been restored. Before this incident, he had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year’s later the woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled and finally sent her to the big city, where a specialist by the name of Howard Kelly diagnosed that she was suffering from a rare disease. When the heard the name of the town the woman came from, a light of recognition lit up in his eyes and he decided that he would do his best to save the woman’s life. From that day onwards she was given extra special attention and after a long struggle with the illness, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested that the final invoice for his patient’s treatment should be presented to him for approval. He looked at it and wrote something on the edge. Only then was it sent to the woman’s room. She was afraid to open the envelope, as she was sure it would take the rest of her preset lifetime to pay for everything she had received. When she plucked up sufficient courage to have a look, her attention was caught by something that Dr. Kelly had written on the side of the bill. It read:

Paid in full with one glass of milk.

Signed: Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy and gratitude came to the woman’s eyes and with all her heart and soul she prayed: ‘Thank You, Great Father/Mother of all life, for your kindness, love and generosity revealing itself through human hearts and hands.’

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If our first reaction when someone is in distress is to reach out and offer a helping hand, when this has become not our second but first nature, we are true to our real nature. When we follow the instinctive reactions that come from our Highest Self instead of the urge of our lower earthly nature to turn away, our progress on the great wheel of fortune that is this life is sure to speed up considerably. Any small kindness is valuable and counts spiritually.

Even if sometimes nothing can be done but giving a person in distress a friendly smile, a few words of encouragement and comfort, a shoulder to cry on, a hug. When the recipient is lifted and helped above their present situation, even if only in a small way, the law of Karma sees to it that our kindness some day in some form or another returns to us. Hence the saying that bread cast onto the waters of life does return. This means that help is sure to come when it is required by us. It may not come through the people we once helped; in fact, it hardly ever does, but come it will and that often quite magically and only seemingly out of the blue.

The folk who look the happiest,
Who always seem so bright,
With smiles on their faces
And feet that are light –
Are not necessarily the ones
Who always lived in the Sun!
They could be the ones who learnt
To face their own darkness,
Conquered it and won!

From Learning To Trust

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Our World Needs You
Our world needs you now,
More than you will ever know
Or presently can imagine.
Our world needs your gifts, your hear,
Your compassion and understanding.
Your ability to listen, speak, feel and act.

You have gifts that only you can give,
In a way that you and you alone can do.
Your time for holding back is over.
The time for believing that you are not good enough,
Not ready enough, not wise enough, has passed.
Your time for fearing that you are too good,
Too powerful, too magnificent, too intelligent,
Have melted away.

You have run out of excuses and
Have exhausted the reasons why you cannot act
In accordance with your true higher self
And to be the one you are really meant to be.
Your usual distractions no longer interest you.
Your strategies for staying small
And your resistance to the inner calling of
Your small still voice of conscience to wake up
From your spiritual slumber have faded away.
You have risen from the dead.
Hallelujah!

Our world needs you now.
More than you know.
In the great circle of life there has been a space for you,
Since before time on the Earth plane began.
As you wandered and explored, all along a special role
Has been waiting to be played by you.
A pair of shoes has marked the place.
Nobody else could fill them, because they were for you.
Before you came into your present lifetime,
You agreed to wear them, as soon as you were ready to occupy
Your rightful place in the circle.


Now you are ready and the signs are:
You are bored of endless self-absorption and self-reflection,
And your whole being fills ever more with a great urgency
To leave behind mundane pastimes and ordinary jobs.
You want to get on with the work you really have come to do.

All this is happening inside you because
Your Highest Self knows that our world needs you.
You have evolved sufficiently for your true self to shine through and
You are ready to play the role that has been waiting for you,
Since long before your present earthly sojourn began.
Every moment of delay widens the hole of your absence
In the great web of existence.
You are one of its essential participants.
Without you Creation is incomplete.

Global harmony rests in the palms of your very own hands.
Planetary peace cannot be attained without you playing your part,
And that with all your heart, mind, body, spirit and soul.
No-one else can pick up the ball of destiny that is resting at your feet.
Our world needs you and it does so now.
More than you will ever know or imagine.

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White Eagle Monday Thought 25.3.2013: ‘In your minds hold fast to the realisation of God’s light and life, so it can manifest through you and your world. Every individual human soul is of the greatest importance. The perfect expression of God through each one of you can touch countless lives. No-one is valueless. Every soul is of the utmost value because it is potentially a receiver and transmitter station, a reflector and a channel of God’s light through whom every other soul it encounters and many others unseen and unknown can be reached and illuminated. This is the message of Easter and the resurrection. May the God of love, the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, bless each one of you and through you renew and heal humankind’s waiting heart and soul with Its breath of life.’

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Trees
I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the Earth’s sweet flowing breast.

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts its leafy arms to pray.

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in its hair.

Upon whose blossom snow has lain
And who intimately lives with rain.

Poems were made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer

Below is a link for a video in praise of trees:

Trees

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The Bird Of Paradise

Bird spirits as animals totems can assist humankind in matters of acquiring higher knowledge and wisdom. They are symbols of strength, freedom and unity with all fellow creatures. When the bird of paradise appears it may appear as a metaphor to someone with extravagant and elaborate thoughts. It can also be an indication of lightness, closeness to God and removal from worldly concerns.

When you admire something like the beautiful display of the bird of paradise and watch his far less colourful mate inspecting him, do you ever ask yourself: ‘Why is it that nature adorns so many male birds with colourful plumages and the ability to sing and dance, while the female of the same type has to make do with dowdy brown feathers, remaining mousy and quiet I the background? The answer is a very simple one. Because new life cannot be created through the males of any species in the animal kingdom, to enable any one of them to take part in ensuring the survival of their species, all males of breeding age feel the urge to attract a female to themselves.

As part of the Great Mother of Life, in all animal species the female alone has the wisdom, that is the instinctive knowledge of who is the right mating partner for her, to bring the best possible offspring into being. This ensures that the evolution of each species progresses in accordance as it should. The Great Designer and Architect of all life makes it up in many difrent ways to the males that they have to play the second fiddle to the star attraction in the magnificent spectacle of procreation, verily the greatest show on Earth.

To show that the male is loved no less than his partner, in most bird species he has been endowed with flamboyant plumage and a special ability to strut his stuff to impress, court and woo the lady of this dreams with his singing and in some cases dancing. Whenever an opportunity for it arises, this allows the male to practise his art whole-heartedly by serenading and displaying himself to her in all his splendour. Some of this typical male behaviour can be observed in all species – including the human one.

As the female is the one through whom life is created and she is its main nurturer and protector, she has no need for any kind of special costumes and showmanship. Her requirements are quite the opposite to those of the male. To make it as difficult as possible for potential predators to find and devour her and her young, she is wisely clothed in feathers of a kind that permit her to virtually disappear in the undergrowth. Equipped with her camouflage clothing, whenever danger threatens she can hide herself and her brood by covering them with her wings.

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Posted 4/16/2014 4:10 PM (#25006 - in reply to #24988)
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That reminded me of Ogden Nash's

Song of the Open Road:

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all

We are approaching that stage in England currently
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‘The vision of the Golden Age may be a dream, but it is a dream that makes life worth while even if it can never be realised; indeed, it makes life worth while just because it can never be realized.’ From ‘The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’ I cannot share Dostoyevsky’s opinion because I do believe with all my heart and soul that the appearance of a new Golden Age is very much a reality and already in the process of happening. Obviously, we have by now drawn a good deal closer to it than Dostoyevsky was in his time, i.e. 1821 – 1881.
 
The Age of Aquarius is with us now. It is the age of enlightenment and spiritual freedom that brings us the long awaited spiritual rebirth of our race and our whole world. Ever more of us are discovering that the answers to all our questions really do lie within, and that they are given by the living God within, the inner teacher and guru. With that it comes clear that the saviour and redeemer, promised of old, is at last in flesh appearing and that this is happening in a highly surprising and much more beautiful way than anyone could ever have envisaged in past ages, even in their wildest dreams. The saviour and redeemer is none other than us. Each one of us has to do their share of saving and redeeming ourselves and our world.
 
The deeper we move into the new age and the months and years go by, it can be seen with ever increasing clarity that this is no means merely some kind of a fad or an airy-fairy notion that has sprung from the minds of the participants of the hippy movement. The Age of Aquarius is a very real evolutionary period in the spiritual development of humankind and therefore deserves to be taken seriously, as it demands the fullest attention from all of us, not only from those who are already interested in their own spiritual progress and that of our whole world.
 
In the Aquarian Age spiritual wisdom and truth is flowing ever more strongly into all human hearts directly from the Source. The long promised and awaited World Teacher is now coming to us in the most miraculous and unexpected way, namely by being born in the heart of each and every one of us. At long last it is coming clear that this teacher is none other than the inner guru and wise one, the living God within, everybody’s Highest Self, in whom we are all one. For a very long time this part of our nature has been known as the small still voice of conscience that constantly tries to tell us right from wrong and communicates with us through the world of our feelings and intuition. As the English poet Robert Browning, 1812-1889, once put it: ‘There is an inmost centre in us all, where truth abides in fullness.’
 
From The Age Of Aquarius
 
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Easter Message 2014
Each spring the Universe refurbishes all life.
Easter is its promise of renewal and resurrection.
May this spirit fill the heart and soul of
All God’s children of the Earth
With love and joy, peace and happiness.

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Dear Aquarius

Thanks for your Easter message; and I hope your previous post proves to be true ...!

But I can only say, my experience as one whose sun is I believe Aquarius, as you know, that for many of us, this time is proving to be a most crushing one emotionally; such that I often wonder if we are the seeds dying in the earth for something to be reborn (to use an analology from that parable) ...

So we wait to see I guess

Blessed Easter to you and everyone
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A Thought For Easter
 
During this difficult evolutionary phase it is hardly surprising that times are frequently difficult for all of us and that the mettle of so many is being tested and tried, almost to breaking point. So, with feet planted firmly on the ground, hearts and minds steadily focused on the highest level of life, in our role as aspiring light workers let’s keep our eyes firmly fixed on the spiritual background of this life, so it can reveal to us ever more of the truth about the higher and highest purpose and meaning not only of our present existence, but of the way all life truly functions.
 
From The Symbolism Of The Cross
 
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Posted 4/19/2014 6:56 AM (#25021 - in reply to #25017)
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Paul Joseph - 4/18/2014 6:17 PM Dear Aquarius Thanks for your Easter message; and I hope your previous post proves to be true ...! But I can only say, my experience as one whose sun is I believe Aquarius, as you know, that for many of us, this time is proving to be a most crushing one emotionally; such that I often wonder if we are the seeds dying in the earth for something to be reborn (to use an analology from that parable) ... So we wait to see I guess Blessed Easter to you and everyone

Thank you, Paul. Look at message the Bird of Paradise is trying to bring to all of us, including you and me. Astrology can help us gain a better understanding of the many obstacles all of us are presently encountering on our journey back home into the full conscious awareness of our true nature. Never forget that Aquarius is co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus, in that order. Saturn here acts as the gatekeeper for the Aquarian age. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that so many of us are strugling and that on many different levels of our being. In the course of teaching us self–discipline, Saturn tests and tries us to the utmost of our endurance. Until self-mastery has been achieved none of us will be released into the greater spiritual freedom of the Aquarian age. With love - Aquarius
 



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Dear Aquarius

Thank you. You might mention this in your web-pages and I might have overlooked it: is there a place for Chiron in your astrology? I was told many years ago it would become a stronger influence during the New Age?

Just would like to know before I grow too old to rock and roll too young to die (Jethro Tull reference)

Happy Daze

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Posted 4/21/2014 7:24 AM (#25030 - in reply to #25024)
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Did you know that the date for Easter, probably the highest of all Christian Church Festivals, depends on the Moon, the full Moon to be precise? Here are a few examples: in the year 2011 Easter it fell on 24th April, while in 2010 it took place on 4th April, in 2009 on the 12th April and in 2008 very early indeed on 23rd March. If you have ever wondered, like me, why the dates should fluctuate so wildly from year to year, you may find the result of my investigations into this matter of interest. Maybe you will be as surprised as I was that the date of such a biblical event as Easter is actually based on astrological calculations.

A long time ago, to be precise in the year 325AD, the tenderly guiding hand of the Unseen, who on all levels of life cares for us all and provides for every need of our whole world and all worlds, steered the members of the Church Council of Nicaea into an important decision. At that meeting the Church fathers decreed that Easter should from then onwards be celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full Moon after the vernal equinox. Should the full moon occur on a Sunday, Easter would have to wait until the following Sunday. That is why to this day the date of Easter can fluctuate as wildly as between 22nd March and 25th April.

Probably unbeknown to the Church fathers, the underlying reason for coming to this decision is quite obviously an astrological one. The timing of Easter must have been taken over from the pagan tradition, which was ever more suppressed as the Christian faith spread. To my mind, this is one of the finest examples of how many of the ancient pagan customs were integrated into the new faith and how, only thinly disguised, they re-appeared in the celebrations of the new faith.
From ‘The Astro Files – Special Events’

And if you haven’t got tired of Easter cards by now,
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Posted 4/21/2014 7:29 AM (#25031 - in reply to #25030)
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Dear Paul – as far as Chiron is concerned, you might like to try the following:

Recommended Reading:
•     ‘Chiron – The Wounded Healer’
•    ‘Chiron’s Homecoming’
 
Please note that my website has a search box, too. If you type Chiron into it, the relevant items should appear.

With love – Aquarius


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Kindness
Kindness is a present anyone can give.
It can be as simple as a smile
Or a word of understanding,
Maybe the time it takes to chat a while
[If only writing a letter, sending a text or an e-mail].
 
Kindness is a present that anyone can give,
Anyone who has a loving heart,
And any time it’s wrapped and tied
With special warmth from deep inside –
Its beauty sets each day apart.
 
Sandie Stevens
 
From Words Of Wisdom For Relationship Healing’
 
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Posted 4/26/2014 7:02 AM (#25041 - in reply to #25039)
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Only through becoming aware of what life really is all about and through accepting that we are responsible for ourselves and everything that is in us and our world to truly appreciate the great goodness and kindness of our Father/Mother Creator. Small children as we spiritually all are, each one of us stands before a God so infinitely wise, good and just that it is hard for human souls to grasp the depth of the love that holds all life and lifeforms in Its loving hands. Faith grows out of taking charge of ourselves and from aiming every thought, word, and action towards the highest good of all. No-one can give us faith because it already is within us, waiting to come alive again; it needs to be tapped into so that it can grow ever stronger.
 
From Living Without Faith
 
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Perfection

The perfection we have been placed on the Earth plane to seek in truth means wholeness, i.e. the integration of all the qualities and characteristics that are in our Creator Father/Mother into our own. As above, so below. Created in the image of God, the earthly microcosm is a reflection and a manifestation of the macrocosm. By bringing the Divine qualities forth from deep within ourselves we become whole and holy as well as healed. Entering into this state is every soul’s final goal and destiny. Our first requirement in this process is taking possession of our other part, the inner man in woman and the inner woman in man. When that has finally been achieved, we shall once again be like the Angels and God in whom the feminine and masculine energies are in perfect balance and harmony with each other.

Like God and the Angels, we too are first and foremost spirit. The only difference between them and us is that we are temporarily encased in matter. Thus on the one hand, we belong to the world of matter and on the other one we are part of their world of spirit and light. For as long as we remain clothed in our physical bodies we belong to the Earth plane. This however is only half the story, and by far the most vital part of us is our spirit and soul and our true home is the world of spirit. Each time we leave one of our earthly garments behind, we return to this world to rest and recover from the stresses and strains of going to school on planet Earth. Through its lessons the earthly self’s character qualities begin to develop. The more it learns the further it evolves and its consciousness expands.

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Posted 4/29/2014 6:37 AM (#25047 - in reply to #25043)
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For me, the surest and safest way of avoiding the depression trap is becoming aware that we all have everything in us, the very best and the worst. Some good is therefore in everybody and to find it, all we have to do is look for it. This helps us to become more tolerant towards ourselves and others, because it enables us to make a conscious effort at focussing our full attention on the most positive aspects of all the people we meet.

The finest gift the Universe can bestow upon us any one of us surely is an open mind and a good dose of tolerance. Whenever people who possess this, disagree about something, they are likely to make peace instead of war through a mutual willingness to listen to each other’s point of view. And even if in the end they agree to disagree, so what? Both participants will benefit in any case, as their friendship in this process is sure to grow stronger, more reliable and mature.

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Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. Know that you are a beloved child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars; that we all have a right to be here, because everybody has their particular lessons to learn; and that – whether we are aware of it or not – the Universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, make peace with your soul and our Creator, whatever this means to you. And bear in mind that in our understanding of the Divine each one of us stands alone. We are all responsible for ourselves and our world. Through their own efforts each one of us has to save and redeem themselves and their own soul. As no-one can do this for us, whatever our aspirations in the noisy confusion of daily life may be, the time has come for making an effort at finding our soul’s purpose. By doing our best to fulfil it, we make peace with ourselves and God.
 
Refuse to pay undue attention to the sham, drudgery and broken dreams that to this day are an essential part of the lessons we and our world have to learn. Know that they too serve a wise and higher purpose and that this is but one of our world’s evolutionary phase that will pass. Instead of falling into depression, remain as positive as you can by focussing on the mystery, the magic and the wonders of our beautiful world. Love and enjoy them and be content with your lot. Never lose your optimism about the good outcome of everything that still has to take place in our world before the great transition from one age to another is complete. Rest safely in the knowledge that we and our world rest safely in God’s loving hands and that everything will turn out well in the end.
 
From ‘Desiderata’
Max Ehrmann 1872-1945
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From ‘The Spiritual Aspects Of Depression And Suicide’
 
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Posted 5/2/2014 6:19 AM (#25053 - in reply to #25050)
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‘That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to.’ Thomas Hardy
 
‘In Maine we have a saying that there’s no point in speaking unless you can improve on silence.’ Edmund Muskie

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Whenever birds catch our special attention somehow, they are sent to encourage and strengthen us, to boost our confidence and remind us that the highest powers are forever with us and watching over us, guiding and protecting every moment of our lives. Birds are good omens and their appearance is always some kind of a positive signal from the Highest. It is for us to decipher what it may mean.

On the mighty wings of the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother Creator of all life – one of whose symbols is a white eagle –, and hand in hand with the Angels it is our task, as aspiring healers and lightworkers, to lift our whole world high above the astral plane into the temple of healing in the heartmind of God, so that all its life and lifeforms may be cleansed and purified, blessed and healed.

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Posted 5/4/2014 7:59 AM (#25062 - in reply to #25057)
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Buon Giorno Aguaria,

     Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate!

 

Ciaio e amore

Martino e  FortunataLee, il gatto

 

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Hello Marty - what can I say in reply to that? Alas, I don't recall enough Italian to reply in that language, so today's offering shall be dedicated especially to you.. How does that grab you? With love - Aquarius
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The Squirrel’s Tale

When the squirrel appears more frequently in our lives, it can be a message from the Universe that we need to have more fun and take life a little less seriously, just like the squirrel with its lively and amusing antics in our woodlands and parks. However, squirrel reminds us of practical matters, too. As this animal is commonly known for hiding and saving its food, so that it can return to it during the winter months, maybe the time in our lives has come for looking into what kind of provisions we have made for times need. For example, have we considered setting up a good retirement plan? Are we adequately insured? Or even doing something as simple as carrying out simple and preventative repairs around the house?

What is not commonly known is that in the end the squirrel only finds ten percent of the nuts and seeds it has hidden for safekeeping. This could be a message from the Universe that we too can sometimes foolishly over-prepare ourselves for the future. Maybe the time has come for restoring the balance in our lives.

Like the birds, squirrels are part of Mother Nature’s seed-spreaders. Each one of them has been provided by the wisdom and love of the Great Mother of all life, the Goddess, who is present in all things and alive in every sentient being. Any nut the squirrel does not recover is primed and ready to germinate when the right moment for doing so has come. This means that thanks to our furry friends the gift of new generations of trees and plants each springtime sprouts from the seeds and nuts burrowed by them in the ground. As human beings, this conveys the message from the Highest that the wise ones among us consider leaving behind at least ten percent of the abundance they have been allowed to take part in for those who follow.

Symbolically, this connects us with the old adage of what we sow we shall reap. This contains a strong warning and a reminder that we need to learn how to take care of what we inadvertently sow in every one of our thoughts, words and deeds, because as sure as houses we shall have to reap the harvest and live with their consequences.

Squirrels are sociable creatures who often appear in pairs or groups. Observing them more closely reveals that they are also quite vocal and know how to use their extensive communication skills to their advantage, particularly when they are at play or feel threatened. With this squirrel reminds us of our own ability to express ourselves in social settings and our need for communicating effectively with those around us. It helps us to become aware that all of us are in this life together to honour each other with our presence. Aware that every one of us is a child of the Highest, it is beneath our dignity to lie to and cheat anyone. Having reached this evolutionary level, it is part of our natural and instinctive reaction to refuse to treat disrespectfully others by exploiting and taking advantage of them in any way.
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Posted 5/6/2014 12:51 PM (#25072 - in reply to #25064)
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A May Celebration In Honour Of The Great Mother Of All Life

Bring flowers of the rarest,
Bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland and hillside and dale.
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

Great Mother, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
Great Mother, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Their lady they name thee,
Their mistress proclaim thee,
Oh, grant that Thy children on Earth be as true,
As long as the bowers
Are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.

Great Mother, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
Great Mother, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Sing gaily in chorus,
The bright angels o’er us
Re-echo the strains we begin upon Earth.
Their harps are repeating
The notes of our greeting,
For Mother you are the cause of our mirth.


This hymn is sung during the ‘May Crowning’ of a statue of Mary in May.
Mary is a symbolism for the Great Mother of all life.

Author unknown
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At the beginning of May the Sun moves through earthy and sensuous Taurus. It is a time that presents us and our world with a dramatic change of tempo. After the breakneck speed and impatience of Mars in Aries, in Taurus Venus enters the main stage. In this Earth sign the planet finds some of its finest feminine expressions and brings to souls born into it, and also to everybody else at this time of the year, a wonderful sense of enjoyment and appreciation of the good things in life. Slowly and with a deliberately measured pace, Earth presents herself as the beautiful young bride. Bedecked with a profusion of flowers, blossoms and new greenery as far as the eye can see, she reveals to us the freshness of as yet unspoilt youth.

Sun in Aries represents the renewed betrothal of Mother Earth and Father Sun. But when the Sun moves through Taurus her wedding feast is celebrated and the Universe invites us all to take time out and enjoy with all our senses one of the greatest Cosmic events, of which the wedding feast and the subsequent renewal of all life on the Earth plane are outer physical manifestations.

When it’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere and all of nature is stirring after its winter rest, spring blossoms appear everywhere in great abundance and beauty. Admiring them, let us remind ourselves from time to time of the process of spiritual growth and harmony that is constantly at work behind any manifestation in the world around us. All children of the Universal Life Force, who are aware of this, have their work cut out for themselves, not merely on the physical plane but by adding our voices to the chorus of praise and thanksgiving that is part of the great orchestra of life. Watching its unfolding helps us to become ever more aware of and in tune with those beavering away behind the outer form of life to bring forth the living manifestations of God’s life on the Earth plane.

Whenever an opportunity for it arises, let us therefore go out into Mother Nature. Under he canopy of Heaven we seek the shelter and shade of the mighty branches of the Universal Tree of Life, God, and absorb His/Her blessings of healing and peace for ourselves and for everything – seen and unseen – that shares this life with us.



Wishing you a very happy May that brings you all the love and the blessings of the Great Mother.


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Posted 5/9/2014 5:51 PM (#25080 - in reply to #25072)
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Hello All.......

       Well? What do you all think about where the buck stops?

        I will start.....there are some rays of wisdom in this essay, but much of it deserves thorough examination. And, just to be the flint near the dry straw, some of it is utter nonsense.

 

Doing What I've Got to Do, Peace On Yaz,

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Posted 5/10/2014 6:25 AM (#25081 - in reply to #25080)
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Hello Marty,

Naturally, you are as entitled to your view - on this as well as any other topic - as everybody else.

With love - Aquarius



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Posted 5/10/2014 6:26 AM (#25082 - in reply to #25081)
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I am the Great White Spirit, Your true Father/Mother.
Each one of you is My Child.
Although some of you are as yet unaware of this,
I know all of you and everything about you and your lives.
I am with you always.
Whenever you sit down or get up,
Upon rising in the morning and going to sleep at night,
I am there.

I am familiar with all your ways.
Every hair on your head is numbered and precious,
The same as every flower that blossoms
And every leaf that trembles in the wind.
You are My child and I created you in My image.
I am in you and you are in Me.
There is nothing outside Me or beyond My reach.
Your whole being is part of Me,
As much as I am part of you.

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Hello Aqua,

     Is Marty absolutely entitled to his view? Is not whoever entitled him also responsible? Suppose Marty's views are repugnant and reprehensible? Should not his views be questioned and challenged?

 

Peace and Love,

Marty and The Grand Inquisitor LuckyLee 

 

     

      

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Posted 5/11/2014 2:13 PM (#25087 - in reply to #25086)
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Dear Marty – I cannot see any reason whatever why you shouldn’t be entitled to your views and opinions, the same as I am to mine. You are responsible for everything that is in your life, especially what you think of things and how you perceive them/ Naturally, the same applies to me. Whatever I write about in all my work always represents my own, truth, i.e. what my inner guidance tells me is right and true for me, at any given time. If the wise one within you tells you otherwise, I have no problems with accepting that this is so.


It has been said that because two people argue does not mean they do not love each other and that because some folks refuse to argue is a sign that they do. I find it childish to fall out with someone because of a difference of opinion. When a situation has been duly considered from all angles, it is all right in any relationship to come to the conclusion that it is better to agree to disagree than falling out. Wise ones bear in mind that in the case of disputes, when two persons are confronted with exactly the same things, each may perceive them in a totally different way.


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Posted 5/11/2014 7:43 PM (#25089 - in reply to #23562)
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Hello Aq,
I think you have missed the point and/or misinterpreted what I am saying. In this thread "Food For Thought" you posted words from an anonymous source titled "The Buck Stops Here". Some of what was said in that post is questionable to say the least. Some of what was said in that post "could" be offensive to those in certain circumstances. The victim of child abuse should acknowledge responsibility for that act? The victim of rape should acknowledge that he or she asked for it?? These people are RESPONSIBLE???????
I am asking if others agree with the sentiment expressed in that post. That's basically it.....and I see that many could care less.....perhaps that is the SADDEST commentary on our society and particularly telling of the new nature of metaphysical studies.

We are always with you in peace and love,
Marty and LuckyLee (who will bring to me the most profound sadness I have ever known, but for now we REJOICE!)
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Posted 5/12/2014 8:06 AM (#25090 - in reply to #25089)
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Dear Marty - those are my views. I have just removed the offending item and offer my apologies to anyone whom it may have offended. It represents MY truth and I accept that YOUR truth may be different.

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 5/13/2014 6:25 AM (#25091 - in reply to #25090)
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Nightly Closing Of The Border Between India And Pakistan

The Bird Of Paradise – Part 2


Never have I seen a finer example of the male of the human species strutting his stuff than in the above video. To me, the whole ceremony feels strangely reminiscent of the colourful plumage and the courtship rituals of the bird of paradise. In its human counterpart, however, the display is not for the winning of the heart of a female. I cannot help the feeling that it was originally designed to frighten the living daylights out of any opponent that may come the soldiers’ way.

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Posted 5/13/2014 6:01 PM (#25092 - in reply to #25090)
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Oh Aqua, Aqua, Aqua........you need not have yanked the post solely and specifically based on my comments. The dinner plate has been removed before all could have a bite of dinner. What is food for thought if it is not food for thought?

It is not titled "Food For Agree With Everything Posted".

 

Back to the post---the degree of personal responsibility that the post speaks of is particularly embraced by 12 step programs. Statistically, 12 steps programs have a very LOW success rate. Why is that? 

 

Superduperly yours,

Marty and LuckyLee 

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God’s great plan of life is evolution and the purpose of every aspect of life is that it should constantly expand in size and consciousness, and over long periods of time – in earthly terms – become ever more beautiful and sophisticated. Naturally, this also applies to our race and that is the reason why all human spirits with their souls have to spend many lifetimes on the Earth plane. Each one of us can only evolve through their own experiences by studying and exploring our own nature, each other’s and that of the world that has been given to us for just this purpose, to ensure that our individual and collective consciousness slowly expands and our souls grow in wisdom and understanding.
 
All life is constantly moving forwards on the evolutionary spiral, which aims to gradually take us – each on their own and all together – onto ever higher levels of existence. And each time one of us learns something and therefore grows and evolves, not only our whole world does the same, but also all of Creation. God is life and life is God, and life will forever be humankind’s teacher. With the help of our daily experiences all of us are at any given time gathering ever more knowledge about ourselves and our world. Through this process – and this is the only way it can be achieved – each one of us in the fullness of time evolves into an enlightened being, i.e. one who is fully and consciously aware of God’s true nature and their own.
 
From All Life Is Evolution
 
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Posted 5/14/2014 6:44 AM (#25094 - in reply to #25092)
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mruppert - 5/14/2014 12:01 AM Oh Aqua, Aqua, Aqua........

Oh Marty, Marty, Marty - how right you are! The following is an extract of a chapter of my writings that provided the inspiration for my editing 'The Buck Stops Here'. I decided to do this because it so very much echoed what I had written about the same theme much earlier. In the meantime the chapter in question has been overhauled, too. Anyone who is interested in it and its accompaniments can read all of them either in the section of 'The Spiritual Background of Depression and Suicide' on my website or with the help of the links provided below. All the best to you and Lucky Lee - Aquarius

We are children of the Universe, co-creators with God and young Gods in the making and so it is hardly surprising that life on Earth is such a tough and demanding school. Nothing that exists here and also in our personal lives was inflicted upon us by some ancestral curse or outside force – known or unknown. Every bit of it was created by each one of us, without exception. The Universal Life Force, Father/Mother of all life, in Its infinite wisdom and foresight helped us to bring all it into being, so that in the course of many lifetimes we should learn from what comes before us at any given moment, to help us grow in wisdom and understanding, and in this manner slowly but surely become ever more God-like ourselves.

From Our Afflictions Are Not Ancestral Curses

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Posted 5/15/2014 6:41 AM (#25095 - in reply to #25094)
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A Sigh
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no more
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
The fraud of men was ever so,
Since summer first was leavy.
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

William Shakespeare

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Un Sospiro

By Franz Liszt

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Posted 5/17/2014 6:50 AM (#25097 - in reply to #25095)
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Good And Evil

When coming face to face with evil wise ones bear in mind that the word itself when read backwards means ‘live’. Evil is created each time one of us, as co-creator with God, uses the creative energies of the Universal Life Force in a manner that is negative, destructive and harmful to someone or something in order to achieve personal gains of one kind or another for the satisfying of that person’s or organisation’s lust for spiritual/religious/material dominion over others. This applies as much to individuals as to whole organisations and even countries in their pursuit of power over others. Evil comes into being each time someone gives in to the promptings of the drives and urges of their lower earthly self. No, not the devil, that symbol has merely been used as a metaphor to explain to us this part of humankind’s nature.

Good is the polar opposition to evil. Good is everything that is wholesome, constructive and of benefit to others instead of seeking to gratify the small earthly self’s desires. Good honours, respects and furthers that which is good, right and beautiful in human nature and our world.

The test for those on the Earth plane always lies in how we react to any kind of evil, and how we put the evil force into some kind of a perspective that human minds can grasp. Whenever something evil happens in our world, we have the choice of either ignoring and turning away from it or of facing it and somehow dealing with it in as constructive a manner as possible. We are free to either join the evil or to turn to our Highest Self, the living God within, to show us ways of opposing all evil that is still in our world. With the help and the will of God and the Angels it becomes possible to destroy it and transmute its negative and destructive energies into blessing and healing ones for all life.

It is our reaction to evil that determines in which direction any evil action turns. One way or another our responses to all kinds of evil bring us spiritual growth and evolution through a renewed understanding. That is the very reason why evil has been necessary in our world. It was always meant to teach us to differentiate between good and evil, so that through this our perception of the purpose and meaning of our existence as a whole should expand.

The way we react to evil reveals to the wise ones in charge of us and our world who fully trusts that our Creator, Father/Mother of all life, is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and holds the reins of our world and all others safely in His/Her wise and loving hands. Whenever something evil happens, our behaviour shows our unseen helpers whether we appreciate that no matter how low any soul may ever fall on the Earth plane, their indwelling spirit of God remains alive in them because it is eternal, immortal and cannot die.

And so the Angels and Masters watch with interest to establish how many of us truly accept that on the inner level of life we are all one and that therefore what is done to one is done to everybody, for good and evil alike. These invisible hosts are constantly assessing how many of us are aware that we all belong together, that in truth we are one big family which in turn is an integral part of God’s great family of all life. Head knowledge alone of these concepts is useless. Only when human hearts and souls also have grasped their meaning, do they feel the need to act accordingly, with compassion and love. To those on the higher levels of life the way we act and react in any given situation is the clearest indicator of the evolutionary level any human soul has reached at any given time..

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Posted 5/18/2014 8:39 PM (#25106 - in reply to #25095)
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Hello Akkwha....

     I need to read your reference and digest it. 

     In the meantime, I really wish you would put back the Buck you spent, since discussion to those that join post facto will seem meaningless. 

 

Bessas Mucho,

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Posted 5/20/2014 2:24 PM (#25109 - in reply to #25106)
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Okay Marty, seeing that you're asking so nicely, here it is once more:

The Buck Stops Here!

As aspiring lightworker and healer on my healing journey of a thousand miles and on the road to self-mastery, from this moment onwards, I accept the responsibility for my past, present and future, and all my problems. I understand that this is the beginning of wisdom and that this sets me free to move into a more expansive and brighter future that is entirely of my own choosing.

Never again will I blame my parents, my spouse, my boss or colleagues for my present situation. Neither my education nor the lack of one, my genetics or the circumstantial ebb and flow of everyday life will affect my future in a negative way. If I allow myself to blame these uncontrollable forces for my lack of success, I will be forever caught in the snares of the past. I refuse to do so and look forward into the present and future. I do not let my history control my destiny, but take charge of it myself, for the buck stops here.

I accept responsibility for my past and also for each one of my successes. I am where I am today, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially, because of past decisions. They have always been governed by my thinking. Therefore, I am where I am today because of the way I think. Today I start the process of changing my thinking patterns into more positive and constructive ones.

From now onwards, my mind lives in the solutions of the present and future. It will not allow it to dwell on the problems of the past. I will seek the association of those who are working and striving to bring about positive changes in our world. I refuse to seek comfort from those who have decided to be merely comfortable.

When faced with the opportunity to make a decision, I will do so. I understand that the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, did not put in me the ability to always come up with the right decisions straight away, because in that case I could not learn from the mistakes I have made. Instead, I was given the ability to make a decision and when it turns out to be a wrong one, the knack of recognising the error or my ways and for putting things right.

In future, the rise and fall of my emotional tide will not deter me from my course. When I make a decision, I will stand behind it and follow it through. My precious energies will go into making the decision and I will waste none of them on second thoughts. My life will no longer be an apology but a positive statement of success. The buck stops here.

I control my thoughts and my emotions. In future, whenever I am tempted to ask the question ‘Why me?’, I will immediately say: ‘Why not me?’ I recognise that challenges are gifts and opportunities for learning, and that encountering problems and solving them is the common thread that runs through the lives of many a great person.

In times of adversity, I will not have any problems in dealing with what is before me. I always have a choice in life and mine will be to turn to the wise one inside me, the living God within, to show me the way and help me choose wisely. With Its help, my thoughts will be clear and my choices the right ones. I am aware that difficulties are preparations for achieving great things and I accept the process, not by saying: ‘Why me?’ but ‘Why not me?’ I am prepared for great things to enter into my life.

I accept responsibility for my past, present and future and I take charge of my thoughts and emotions. I am responsible for everything that is in my life, therefore also for my success. The buck stops here.

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Posted 5/21/2014 7:31 AM (#25110 - in reply to #25109)
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Trust the power of being you
And accept the responsibility for constantly striving
To give of the highest and the best you are capable of,
For this way alone can we hope to become true to our real self.
Don’t be distracted by those you pass, as you walk
Up the spiritual mountain and
Who may wish to coax you down their road.

And don’t listen to the shouts of anyone ahead,
Who thinks they know the way.
As pioneers of the Aquarian Age it is essential
That we follow our inner guidance, for no-one may
Be required to walk where we are meant to go
Or live the visions we are here to seek.

Although in this we are alone.
With the blessings of God and the Angels
And the help of those who walk the path of this life with us,
Even if our hands, hearts and souls touch each other but occasionally,
Together we can experience a lifetime of glorious sunrises and sunsets.
The gift of our friendship will never be taken from us,
Wherever our road may take us
Even into the world of light and Eternity.

Love alone can give our friendships the wings to rise above
Our own selfish needs and lift us beyond the mundane
And the toils and troubles of the earthly plane.

Andy Murray
Edited by Aquarius

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Posted 5/22/2014 12:50 PM (#25112 - in reply to #25110)
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The Tale Of The Clay Balls

One day a man was exploring some caves by the seashore, when in one of them he found a canvas bag that contained a number of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had made these balls and then left them out in the Sun to bake. Although they didn’t look like much, the man was intrigued enough that he decided to take the bag with its contents home with him. Strolling along the beach, he threw the clay balls, one at a time, as far as he could out into the ocean.

He did this without thinking about what he was doing, until he accidentally dropped one of the balls. Hitting a rock, it cracked open and to the man’s astonishment contained a beautiful precious stone. Excitedly, he opened the remaining balls. Oh wonder! Each one of them contained a similar treasure.. A small fortune in jewels was hidden in the remaining balls. If only he had known, he could have taken a great deal more of them home.

It’s like that with people. Sometimes we look at a person, maybe even ourselves, and all we can see is the external vessel of clay, the physical body. It takes us a long time to realise that even the people who may not look like much from outside, on the inner level of life they are a spirit and soul that has the potential of shining forth with great beauty.

If we look at some people as less important than those who are more beautiful or stylish on the outside or better known and wealthier than they are, we are very foolish indeed, as that perception renders us unable to discover the treasures that are hidden inside everybody. If, however, we take the time to get to know each person we meet and ask God and the Angels to show us how they see them, the picture changes dramatically.

Viewed from their level of life each one of us is already perfect, i.e. whole, a shining six-pointed start whose upper and lower triangle, the higher and lower parts of our nature, are already working together in perfect harmony. With this vision the image of clay starts to break away and the other person’s hidden gems become visible to our inner eyes and begin to sparkle and glow in all their glory.

Never forget that at least in seed form all human beings contain every one of God’s characteristics, i.e. that which is good, right and beautiful. All of us are potentially like one of the clay balls the man found, capable of developing and growing great treasures within. Even the most menial and lowest in our midst can and will in the fullness of time bring them forth. As aspiring lightworkers and healers we can assist this process by addressing the God or Christ part in each one of us, which encourages it to burst forth from its hiding place within.

One fine day the structure of clay that surrounds the Christ aspect of our nature does break open in everybody. Many times this comes about when we hit a particularly massive rock on our pathway through life, in the shape of one of those major obstacles that come every soul’s way once in a while to do just that, i.e. help us break open. This can happen through many different gateways,. For some it is the one of depression, for others an accident or a life-threatening illness. Any of these events can represent an invaluable tool for breaking open of the protective shell that for a very long surrounds humankind’s Highest and most precious and valuable part, the living God within.

The Age of Aquarius is an age of friendship and siblinghood with all life. It is with us now and the time has come for reaching out to each other in friendship and love. This is made easier through a better understanding of our common heritage, pathway and destination, the return into the conscious awareness of our oneness with God and of our true nature, which is love. The more we approach each other in the spirit of the Aquarian Age, the easier the passage through this difficult time of transformation will become for us and our world.

Appreciate everything that is in your life, especially your family and friends. Life is too short for anything but friendship and true friends on the Earth plane are hard to come by. God and the Angels are our best friends of all. From the moment of our creation they have been with us and forever they shall be. Never ask them to guide your footsteps, unless you are willing to follow their advice and do the walking.

Created by Anon.
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Posted 5/26/2014 7:06 AM (#25118 - in reply to #25112)
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Awake from your slumber,
Arise from your sleep,
A new day is dawning,
For all those who weep.
 
The people in darkness
Have seen a great light.
The Light of our longing Has conquered the night.
 
Let us build the city of God,
May our tears be turned into dancing,
For the Lord of our Light and our Love,
Our true Lord and Master,
The Universal Christ,
Is turning the night of Earth’s people’s ignorance
Into the brightness of the day of true enlightenment
That comes directly from Him/Her,
Father/Mother of all life.
 
Dan Schutte & Robert J. Batastini
Adapted for the Age of Aquarius
By Aquarius
 
The Age of Aquarius is with us now. It is the age of enlightenment and spiritual freedom that brings us the long awaited spiritual rebirth of our race and our whole world. Ever more of us are discovering that the answers to all our questions really do lie within, and that they are given by the living God within, the inner teacher and guru. With that it comes clear that the saviour and redeemer, promised of old, is at last in flesh appearing and that this is happening in a highly surprising and much more beautiful way than anyone could ever have envisaged in past ages, even in their wildest dreams. The saviour and redeemer is none other than us. Each one of us has to do their share of saving and redeeming ourselves and our world.
 
The deeper we move into the new age and the months and years go by, it can be seen with ever increasing clarity that this is no means merely some kind of a fad or an airy-fairy notion that has sprung from the minds of the participants of the hippy movement. The Age of Aquarius is a very real evolutionary period in the spiritual development of humankind and therefore deserves to be taken seriously, as it demands the fullest attention from all of us, not only from those who are already interested in their own spiritual progress and that of our whole world.
 
In the Aquarian Age spiritual wisdom and truth is flowing ever more strongly into all human hearts directly from the Source. The long promised and awaited World Teacher is now coming to us in the most miraculous and unexpected way, namely by being born in the heart of each and every one of us. At long last it is coming clear that this teacher is none other than the inner guru and wise one, the living God within, everybody’s Highest Self, in whom we are all one. For a very long time this part of our nature has been known as the small still voice of conscience that constantly tries to tell us right from wrong and communicates with us through the world of our feelings and intuition. As the English poet Robert Browning, 1812-1889, once put it: ‘There is an inmost centre in us all, where truth abides in fullness.’
 
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When one looks at the history of humankind with one’s nose too close to the canvas, it appears as if it had been nothing but one gigantic catalogue of misery, pain and suffering, which we endlessly inflicted upon ourselves and each other. From the higher perspective of life, however, a very different picture emerges and one cannot fail to notice then that – all along – there has been steady progress. And that was the underlying reason why the speed and vehemence of the revolutions that have shaken and swept through our world from time to time, and still do on many different levels of life, have been growing ever more powerful.

At the end of this extract is a link to a video as a poignant reminder of some of the suffering humankind had to endure in recent times. It bears witness to a minute part of lunacies we have been imposing upon each other for a very long time. The ray of hope I am bringing you is the knowledge that the Uranian energies are helping us to shake off ever more of the oppressions and slaveries of all kinds that are the cause of our suffering. Although coercion and cruelty are still rampant in parts of our world, on the inner as well as the outer levels of life, every last bit of it will eventually have been swept away.

This is a cleansing process that will continue until the people of all nations will again be able to live in peace and harmony with each other, the way they once did before the lessons of the patriarchy and warmongering began, about six thousand years ago. More about this in a new part of ‘The Random Jottings Of A Stargazer’, hopefully soon. What could be more worthwhile giving of our best and doing our share of ushering in the Aquarian Age, to achieve the freedom that for a very long time has been its promise?

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For those who enjoyed ‘A Document Of Our Time’ in my previous posting, here is something else extra special for you:

America In Colour

A Collection Of Colour Photographs

from 1939-1943

These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only colour photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit ‘Bound for Glory: America in Color’.

The pictures show a slice of American life of which you usually don’t hear or see much. If you live in the USA or are of American descent, they may provide you with a particularly poignant trip down memory lane. For all of us it is a reminder that all that glitters is not gold.

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America In Colour

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The Angels are our unseen guardians, keepers and nursemaids in the world of light. Under the command of the Mother to come to assist whenever one of us in danger of getting too deep into trouble and lost, their invisible helping hands are constantly reaching to us. All we have to do is take hold of them and learn to follow their guidance and walk with them.

The Great Mother’s way of teaching us, Her beloved children of the Earth, the gift of self-mastery has always been through allowing us to each learn from our own experiences until we eventually have become mature enough to be capable of taking charge of every part of our being and willing to practise self-discipline,. And when after the lessons of Saturn in Capricorn and the tenth house, we arrive in the next sign and house, Aquarius and the eleventh house, Saturn has by no means left us, but stands guard at the gateway to ensure that none of us can come anywhere near the Aquarian liberty until complete self-mastery has been achieved.

High on the list of things to be shed from our consciousness are the false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions that still abound in our world. Each one of them is waiting to be replaced by our own truth, i.e. that which the living God within tells us is true, good and right for us, now – even though it may not be for anyone else. As pioneers of a new age we have to be prepared that our truth may not yet match anyone else’s beliefs. Those we come into contact with may not yet understand what we have to give.

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Everything that is presently available to you needs to be used for the good of the whole rather than merely for your own benefit. Gather the best from all the religions of your world, knowing that each one in its time has been equally valuable, as it served one specific purpose in the curriculum of humankind’s earthly education. As many of you are aware by now, each religion that came and went its way again contained some tiny grains of My truth.

None of the religions of your world ever had a monopoly on My truth, in spite of the fact that many of them through the ages have proclaimed theirs to be the only holy-making way of life. Young and inexperienced souls to this day seriously believe this to be the case with the religion they were either born into or they joined of their conscious choice. Never mind, leave them to it. They too will learn in time, so be patient with them. Be content with knowing that they, each through their own experiences, too will eventually find out that any religious conviction that has ever been held on the Earth plane could do no more than providing you with a temporary walking stick and support.

Without condoning the words and deeds of such young souls, refuse to sit in judgement over them, as they are only attending to their earthly lessons, the same as you are doing – though by now in an almost diametrically opposed direction. Be as kind and tolerant towards them as you possibly can. Even though they may sometimes cross your path in the shape of greybeards, their behaviour gives away the age of their souls. Forgiving people like this is made easier when you bear in mind that, when all is said and done they are your younger siblings in the great family of humankind. That’s why they have the same right to receive their most difficult lessons on the Earth plane, just the same as you once did.

Take for example the time when the by now more highly evolved souls took part in the inquisition during its reign of terror of almost six hundred years. That’s what each one of you did, sometimes at the giving and other times at the receiving end. The inquisition was the strong arm of the Christian church. Although it was humankind’s most evil and infamous institution ever, it represented a vital part in the study of the use and abuse of personal and collective power over masses of people.

As all human souls have to take part in the same lessons, this too was necessary. The karmic chains and shackles the experiences of those days and similar ones create between human beings can only be dissolved through a better understanding of the spiritual background of your earthly existence, your own and everybody else’s evolutionary pathway thus far. Through this alone can true forgiveness begin to grow naturally and organically in human hearts and this brings you the healing and peace to every aspect of your being all of you have been in search of for many a lifetime.
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Saturn is a much maligned planet who, in the olden days for a very long time had to endure an exceedingly bad press. However, if you follow the links provided at the end of this chapter, you can discover for yourself that his reputation as the great astrological villain is by no means justified. It is likely that you will then no longer allow anyone to say negative things about Saturn in your presence. The planet stands as the guardian and keeper of the gateway into the Aquarian Age. He is a symbolism for the bridge of learning that controls all parts of our being and which every soul must cross freely and willingly. Earthly and heavenly parts alike have to be mastered by us, and our energies cleansed and purified of the desires of our lower earthly animal nature. Without this it is impossible to return into the perfect alignment with our eternal or God Self. Finding it one day is every soul’s birthright.

The co-rulership of Aquarius by Saturn and Uranus maps out humankind’s way forward into the New Age quite clearly. The order in which the planets are appearing is of particular significance in this context. Saturn, the strict disciplinarian comes first; Uranus, the destroyer of false beliefs is the liberator who follows behind; more about him in a moment. All those who are willing to undergo the cleansing process and show their readiness by behaving in an unselfish and disciplined manner, and that at all times, Uranus releases into the freedom of the Aquarian Age. He is waiting to help us burst all Karmic chains and shackles of past ages and by bringing us God’s Divine truth that flows directly from His/Her loving heart into the individual and collective consciousness of our world, he assists us in shaking off every last remnant of the false beliefs, superstitions and prejudices that to this day abound in us and our world.

The gates of the Aquarian Age can only swing open to those who behave responsibly and in a masterly fashion, who unselfishly seek to serve the good of the whole instead of their own. Master souls are those who with love and self-discipline attain mastery over every aspect of their nature. The higher degree of self-mastery we shall achieve in the fullness of time, the more control we shall gain over the elements and even over physical matter, especially the cells and atoms or our own physical bodies. When we have won a sufficiently high degree of freedom, we shall be able to exist and manifest on more than one plane of life and be in more than one place at a time. The more highly evolved we become, the less we shall be limited by space and time.

Bearing all that in mind, it is not hard to see how Saturn will rule over a new golden age and how we are heading into it. It will come about when all who dwell on the Earth plane have achieved self-awareness and such a degree of self-mastery that no-one over-consumes and everybody merely takes and eats what they need and leaves the rest for the others to enjoy, the way the animals do. Isn’t it astonishing how much they can teach us? As they will lno longer be required, all religions will have gone from our world and there will be no more exploitation, oppression and slavery, especially of the religious/spiritual kind.

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The New Golden Age Of Plenty
 
From The Universal Christ Speaks To Us And Our World
 
‘Aquarius is the sign of group consciousness and humanitarian pursuits, of technological and scientific progress, as well as of hopes and dreams. In the Age of Aquarius humankind’s highest hopes, aspirations and dreams will find fulfilment for those who have achieved self-mastery. Hand in hand with the Angels and Me you yourselves are going to create the ideal world of your dreams during this age. It will come about through ever more of you becoming aware of your true nature and acting in keeping with the spiritual knowledge you are finding.
 
‘The time is closer than you may think when everybody unflinchingly will give of their best to the whole and take out only what they need. In this way hunger and thirst or any other kind of want and suffering will gradually become unknown on your planet. You will no longer insist on amassing too many worldly possessions, because by then you will know only too well what an encumbrance they in truth are. They tie you like leaden weights to your present existence and stop you from growing the spiritual wings you require for the fulfilling of your highest potential in grounding your greatest spiritual aspirations and creative/artistic accomplishments on the Earth plane. They will be your contribution towards making your world into an ever more beautiful, peaceful and harmonious one. Can you see what a magnificent new world is waiting for you?
 
‘Know that no matter what may ever come to pass for you and your world, you will always be safe. At all times there will be a happy ending – if not in this lifetime, then in another or maybe another one still. Everything that happens is part of My great plan for all life, and nothing has ever taken place in your world or any other against My will. All is well and rests securely in My loving hands and so it shall be forever and ever. No harm can ever come to the true and eternal part of any one of you. Therefore, rest safely in My love and nurture your souls, My beloved children of the Earth, by following My guidance from deep within you, for that is where every soul’s very own special key to eternity is hidden.
 
‘I bless you, your world and all life in it. My blessings are for each and every one of you, during these difficult times of transformation and transition from one age to another. You and your world have always rested securely in My loving hands. Rest assured that this will continue without interruptions and that the lessons in your present school of life are unfolding exactly the way they should and in accordance with My plan.
 
‘None of you has anything to fear, as the Angels and I will always be with you. We are familiar with your struggles, but no matter what tests and trials may still have to be endured by you, put your trust in us and venture forth courageously, safe in the knowledge that we shall always be there to guide and protect you in all your endeavours. Never forget that we are in charge and that no-one and no force in the whole of Creation ever took the reins from My hands, least of all one of you, My beloved children of the Earth. All is well with you, your world and all worlds – and forever will be.’
 
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I find it endlessly fascinating to watch how most people react to the energies and lessons of their Sun sign, ‘their stars’. This seems to express itself particularly strongly in those who know nothing about what is commonly known as ‘The Stars’. A striking example of this came my way when Pluto moved into Sagittarius in November 1995. I lived in the Republic of Ireland at that time and as soon as the Sun moved into Scorpio, Pluto’s own sign, a Renew program of the international Catholic Church organisation reached our small local diocese in the West of Ireland. By the way, I am not a Catholic. I am a free spirit and will forever be devoted to serving the wisdom of the Highest with all that I have and am. To paraphrase St. Francis of Assisi’s words: ‘O Great Mother of all life, make me a channel of Your peace, Your wisdom, love and truth.’ 
 
Scorpio is the sign of transformations and regenerations, death, birth and re-birth. When the Sun is in Scorpio, all of nature goes through what looks like death, but only on the outer surface of life. In truth, this time is no more than a preparation for the rebirth that inevitably takes place each spring. Through Mother Earth we are shown that every death that takes place in her loving embrace, for all lifeforms, is but a transformation into a different life-state.
 
The planet Pluto is associated with major changes or developments that frequently come about through destruction and eventual rebirth. The sign Sagittarius is associated with religion, philosophy, the law, education, publishing, politics, faith, idealism and also long distance travelling. Some of the Pluto in Sagittarius periods of the past were dominated by significant religious/philosophical upheavals, explorations and renewals.
 
It was during times like these that the legend of Jesus as a public figure first appeared. Much later it led to the events that moved Martin Luther, 1483-1546, the German Catholic monk who became the father of the Protestant Reformation movement, to posting his ninety-five theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was Luther’s way of speaking up and rebelling against the greed, profiteering and corruption of the Catholic Church in Rome.
 
Over the ages, Pluto in Sagittarius also brought about many watershed moments in science and technology as well as the political thinking of our world. One of them was the development of the first modern printing machine, the Gutenberg Press. Through this it became possible, for the first time in humankind’s history, to print and distribute pamphlets in vast numbers that spread Luther’s ideas to all corners of the regions that were later to become Germany and beyond to the rest of Europe. Luther’s translation of the Bible into the colloquial German of its day was also published. For the first time ever ordinary mortals could read or hear – not many could read and write in those days – the words that were believed to be of God. In ‘Light And Darkness’ you can read more about this by clicking on the corresponding link at the end of this chapter.
 
Together with Mars, Pluto is the planetary ruler of Scorpio. Pluto was the God of the Underworld of the ancients and to this day the energies of this planet are responsible for transformations and regenerations, death, birth and rebirth. Sagittarius is  the sign of Higher Consciousness and higher education, including the vast realm of religions and philosophical beliefs, as well as faith, trust and hope. For us and our world Pluto’s move into Sagittarius heralded the renewal and rebirth of all matters related to these topics.
 
Pluto’s energies have a cleansing and purifying effect and with hindsight it is particularly interesting to observe how much this already has achieved in our world. For example, in the course of Pluto’s transit through Sagittarius ground-breaking books appeared like ‘The Jesus Mysteries’, first published in 1999. It was followed in 2001 by ‘Jesus and the Lost Goddess’. You can read more about these books by following the relevant link below.
 
As Pluto is the slowest moving planet of all, as well as the one that most profoundly affects us on the deepest, innermost levels, much more of the same nature can be expected, depending through which sign the planet moves. By now, Pluto is transiting Capricorn, Saturn’s own sign. You can read about the effects this is having in our world by following the matching link below.
 
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Believe In Good – Believe In God

‘The law of life is love. A life filled with love is a heavenly one. On the other hand, an existence that so far knows nothing but satisfying the desires of the small earthly self, sinks ever deeper into selfishness, avarice, belligerence and greed, and in this process creates for itself and others a state of a living Hell on the Earth. So, love as much as you can – the supply is endless. The more you give, the more you will receive. No love given is ever lost. The laws of the Universe decree that whatever you send out must return to you.

‘In its purest and most innocent form love expresses itself as simple human kindness, a loving thought and word of understanding maybe or the touch of a hand, When it comes to adding credits to your spiritual account in the great book of life, being a good, kind and loving person rates much more highly than merely doing good. It means being godly and in God-like fashion welcoming the living, loving spirit onto the Earth by manifesting it and making your world a better and more beautiful place for everything that dwells there. All of this has nothing to do with religions and everything with bringing forth your Christ nature. This is how each one of you is required to make their contribution towards establishing God’s kingdom – the realm of that which is beautiful, good and right on the Earth and bringing Heaven down to your planet.

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Heaven And Hell – An Allegory
 
Having spent a difficult lifetime on the Earth plane without any spiritual sustenance whatever, a man returned to the world of spirit and light. After a period of rest and healing there, he approached one of the Angels and asked: ‘Where am I, in Heaven or in Hell?’ The Angel took him by the hand and said: ‘Heaven and Hell are not places that anyone goes to. They are states of consciousness that exist purely in humankind’s mind. Come with me and I will show you what I mean.’
 
The Angel guided the man to a room where people were sitting at a lavishly laid banquet table laden with delicacies of all kinds. Each participant of this feast had a spoon with a very long handle attached to both hands. All of them looked emaciated and were clearly on the verge of starving in the presence of the abundance before them. Each person was desperately trying to feed themselves, but because the handles of their spoons were far too long, not one morsel reached their mouths. Sadly and longingly, those sitting round the table looked upon the food that was falling from their spoons onto the table and could not be reached by them.
 
A group of Angels stood silently around the gathering, watching the sufferers with concerned and sad expressions on their faces. The Angel accompanying the man explained: ‘We are your guardians and keepers, but we are not allowed to interfere with any of the lessons you are receiving. Only when someone goes down on their knees, if only metaphorically speaking, do we have permission to come to their help, as surely we do only too gladly. Let me show you something. 
 
The Angel took the man to another room where people were seated round a banquet table laden with delicacies, just like the table in the other room. Here, however, the people were happily tucking in, laughing, joking, chatting and generally having a wonderful time. Like the people in the other room, these had an identical type of spoon fastened to both their hands. But in spite of this handicap, they were not starving because, helped by the Angels they had discovered that when they fed each other instead of themselves, as much food as anyone liked was available for all.
 
Noticing the astonished look on the man’s face, the Angel said: ‘The situation in these two rooms is a reflection of what you find in your earthly existence. There as well as here, the only thing that really matters is that you, God’s children of the Earth, should learn to love each other enough to want to share with those around you everything your Creator, the Great Father/Mother of all life, makes available to you.
 
‘In the final analysis, it’s everyone’s own attitude to each other and the behaviour this brings about that for each one of you makes the difference between a heavenly and a hellish lifetime. To illustrate this with an example, spiritual knowledge is a treasure because it is food from the Heavens, the higher and highest levels of life. Merely reading it and selfishly keeping it to yourself does no good to you or anyone else. Whatever you find is meant to be tried and tested by you applying it to your own life’s experiences. This is the only way the wealth contained in any of the information that comes your way can become  your property. Only then can it grow and increase and expand your consciousness and comprehension of life in the manner it is meant to..
 
‘There is nothing nobler and finer, more fulfilling and rewarding for human souls on the Earth plane than sharing with others that which each one of you learns during their healing journey of a thousand miles that takes you back into the conscious awareness of your loving union with God and all life. Whatever you gain in wisdom and knowledge should not be kept to yourself, but the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, wants you to use it for the feeding, blessing, healing and comforting of all those who are in need of it. If you ask for our guidance, we shall show you what each one is ready to receive.
 
‘Know that first and foremost all of you, without exception, are God’s children of the Earth, spirit and soul, the same as your Divine parents. Yet, for as long as you are still young and inexperienced, in the early stages of your earthly education, you have to learn through your own experiences that a lack of understanding of God’s true nature and your own, as well as the true purpose and meaning of life, slowly but surely leads to an increasingly severe deprivation of the Divine wisdom and truth that is the essential spiritual nourishment for all human souls on the Earth. It is your hunger and thirst for this sustenance that eventually motivates you to go in search of some of it yourself.
 
‘When you reflect on what is known of humankind’s history, you can see for yourself how all of you together in the early stages of your race’s development on the Earth, all of you together created a living Hell first for those around you and also for yourselves when the law of Karma brought the reactions to your misdeeds back to you in other lifetimes. To this day, Hell on Earth is  created by many who insist on using their gifts and talents for selfish purposes and material gains, rather than for the benefit of others in order to bring small pieces of Heaven down to the Earth for them.
 
‘The law of life is love. A life filled with love is a heavenly one. On the other hand, an existence that so far knows nothing but satisfying the desires of the small earthly self, sinks ever deeper into selfishness, avarice, belligerence and greed, and in this process creates for itself and others a state of a living Hell on the Earth. So, love as much as you can – the supply is endless. The more you give, the more you will receive. No love given is ever lost. The laws of the Universe decree that whatever you send out must return to you.
 
‘In its purest and most innocent form love expresses itself as simple human kindness, a loving thought and word of understanding maybe or the touch of a hand, When it comes to adding credits to your spiritual account in the great book of life, being a good, kind and loving person rates much more highly than merely doing good. It means being godly and in God-like fashion welcoming the living, loving spirit onto the Earth by manifesting it and making your world a better and more beautiful place for everything that dwells there. All of this has nothing to do with religions and everything with bringing forth your Christ nature. This is how each one of you is required to make their contribution towards establishing God’s kingdom – the realm of that which is beautiful, good and right on the Earth and bringing Heaven down to your planet.
 
‘Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are the Air signs. Each one in a somewhat different way serves the development of the human intellect and mind. Aquarius represents the Universal mind and during the Age of Aquarius every earthly mind will gradually attune itself and come into harmony with the Great Mind, known to you as God. You are all together on the Earth, so you can help each other in whatever manner it may become necessary. And we are the ones who have given you the Internet and showed you how to develop it to its present splendour.
 
‘Can you see how with the worldwide web we are placing into everybody’s hands the spoon with the longest handle that ever existed? By e-mail, forums, Facebook, Twitter and whatever other means of communication is at your disposal, this feeding device is capable of reaching into the farthest and remotest corners of your planet. We ask you to use your spoon for good purpose and feed God’s children wherever you find some who to this day are deprived of God’s sacred wisdom and truth that comes directly from the source of your being. They are your siblings and are crying out to be fed by you. Do not allow anyone to die of starvation but wield your spoon and act to share your abundance.
 
‘Whenever some spiritual knowledge comes your way, turn to your inner guidance to establish whether it is true. If the wise one within says: ‘Yes, this is true!’ then spread the good news as much as possible. Do so in the spirit of friendship and love, in which it was given to you, and forward it on to your worldwide Internet connections of whom you know that they will be interested in what you have to give. Please do not forget to add a reference to the source of your information, i.e. that it came to you from Rays of Wisdom, where lots more of this nature is available and can be downloaded free of charge any time of day or night.
 
‘As spiritual knowledge is a living organism that will forever continue to grow and evolve, new, original and exciting dishes are constantly in preparation and being served in the form of updates and additional chapters, for you to be enjoyed and fed to others with your own long-handled spoon. How about supplying them with some links, so they too can partake as much as they wish of the feast we have prepared for you with the help of Aquarius?
 
‘It is through generously distributing your finds and nurturing others that you yourself will never fail to be fed and sustained by us and ultimately the Life Force itself. The more you manifest your Christ nature and conduct a life that is filled with love for everything that shares it with you, you will soon see for yourself how every one of your needs are constantly met and that frequently before you have become aware of them yourself. If that isn’t everybody’s idea of Heaven on Earth, please tell us what is?’
 
Freely, freely you have received.
Freely, freely now give.
Go in our name, and because you believe,
Others will follow us, too.
 
Carol Owen
Adapted by Aquarius
 
Footnote: For those who are unfamiliar with how to download material from any website, not just Rays of Wisdom, I have put together some hints for, to my mind, the quickest and easiest way of doing so. The link below takes you to them: 


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A Mother’s Love

One day, when I came home in the rain,
My brother asked: ‘Why didn’t you take an umbrella?’
My sister said: ‘Why you didn’t you wait until the rain had stopped?
My father angrily came out with: ‘When you’ve caught a cold,
You’ll realise how stupid you’ve been!’

My mother however, whilst drying my hair,
Quietly murmured under her breath:
‘Silly rain! Why couldn’t it wait
Till my child was home?’

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From ‘A Celebration Of Mothers’

Healing Corner For Parents And Children’

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Today the Sun moves into Cancer, the mothering, caring and nurturing principle of life, and the Sign of the Great Mother of all life. The Sun’s entry into this sign is the day of the Summer Solstice when special celebrations are held on the highest levels of life. Those taking place on the Earth plane are their outermost manifestations. Both summer and winter solstice are special times when – for a brief moment – the Sun in the sky above us appears to stand still. In truth, however, throughout the whole of Creation everything is constantly and relentlessly moving and changing. As nothing ever stands still or remains the same, the planets cannot do so either, not even for the briefest of moments.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon with its soft, sensitive and highly emotional energies. It is the sign of the Great Mother of all life, who is the soul of the whole of Creation. In her role as the soul of our world she bestows her own great emotional strength upon her children of the Earth, during their lifetimes in Cancer. Whenever the Sun moves through this sign the Mother’s creative love and warmth are added to the Earth’s energies and all life on our planet benefits from their combined emanations.

For emotionally sensitive people the Sun in Cancer can be a particularly weepy time, when tears flow even more easily than usual and without a great deal of provocation. On the healing journey this can be a great blessing because it brings the much needed relief the flowing of tears invariably provides us earthlings with.

Cancer’s energies are focussed on home, hearth, family and ancestry, as well as the past in general. Therefore, this is a particularly good time for getting our inner house in order, finding healing and celebrating a true inner homecoming. Many opportunities will be offered to everybody on the Earth plane to connect on ever deeper levels with our true home and mother, the Great Mother of all life. Let us bless her and give thanks for allowing us to share in the Universe’s abundance, as it manifests itself in the shape of Mother Earth and all her kingdoms. Appreciating that the Great Mother is the true mother of every human soul, how about making peace with our earthly mother through a better understanding of her role in our lives?

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Hello Aqua and all other Metaphysical Persons........

      'tis a very nice sentiment; but I think that there are to many kids and not enough mothers, if you know what I mean. And, I think there is too much unconditional tolerance in the guise of unconditional love.

I have been so moved that I shall attempt to post something on Stochastic or even Stocaustic music about mothers.......much to the trepidation of all......as I am not known to be politically correct.

 

Peace-a-pie,

Marty and LuckyLee (on her way to the Guinness Book

 

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Hello Marty - where have you been hiding? I've missed you.

Thanks for your contribution to the theme of mothers - not my taste, but it's the thought that counts. 

With love - Aquarius 

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‘With a white mother and a black father, the new President is ideally suited to bridge the gaps that to this day exist between the races in our world. By conviction he is a socialist, a Democrat. Shortly after his election in the year 2008, I watched an hour long program on TV about the new president. I am not easily taken in by anyone, least of all politicians, but the more I see of President Obama the more he impresses me as a truly remarkable man. One of the things I like particularly is a sense of sadness that seems to flow from his heart through his eyes into our world. He has seen and experienced suffering and deprivation without shying away from it; he knows it because he has worked with it. He is a compassionate man and strikes me as one who is genuinely interested in the social progress of our world. He will do his best to try to make our world a better place for his being here.

‘Some would like to see in President Obama is a kind of new Messiah. In my view, this would be grossly unfair to him because there would then be those who would expect him to be able to walk on water and perform miracles. However, he is sure to encounter many limitations in his decision making. They are dictated by the Karma that has been created by his nation as a whole and each individual within it, under all its previous administrations. The verdicts he comes to will also be influenced by the Karma of our whole world, as much as he will be influencing it, the same as we all do. I believe that President Obama has the strength and the willpower, as well as the inner guidance, to ensure he copes well with whatever may come his way. First and foremost, he comes across to me as a man with integrity and yes, a socialist – sorry if that’s a naughty word with some folks. I have always been one of those at heart myself. As a child of the Aquarian Age one cannot really be anything else; it is the age of equal rights for all and freedom from oppression of all kinds, especially from hunger and all manner of deprivation and persecutions.’

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‘The cross is one of the most ancient symbols known to humankind. It was not invented by Christianity, but merely adopted from much more ancient religions and cultures that preceded it. In its true sense the cross never stood for death and crucifixion, but for the goodness and blessings of Earth life. It was originally meant to convey the idea that the spirit can overcome and rise above all happenings on the physical plane. During its many journeys through this particular form of existence all human spirits and souls remain firmly fixed to the cross of consciousness that Earth life presents.

‘There is no point in fighting against this, as the material and spiritual education that our planet alone can provide is compulsory and unavoidable because it is essential for our individual and collective evolution. The best we can do is go with the flow and submit ourselves willingly to whatever duties present themselves. This brings us much more easily into harmony with the energies of the Highest Forces than anything else. We have been granted the gift of another lifetime so that we may serve them and learn how to co-operate with them.’
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‘In God We Trust’ was chosen as the official motto of the United States as late as 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of ‘Pluribus Unum’ – ‘Out Of Many, One’, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created in 1782. ‘In God We Trust’ first appeared on US coins in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.

Is it possible that those responsible for choosing the words ‘In God We Trust’ as the motto for the USA, in preference to ‘In Jesus We Trust’, enlightened visionaries who sensed intuitively that our world was moving rapidly towards the new world order of the Aquarian Age? Could anyone have known in their time that this age would be one of enlightenment and spiritual freedom in which our world would find a better understanding of the true meaning of the concept of God?

Wise indeed were the ones who decided that ‘In God We Trust’ should be the motto of the USA. Might they have been capable of foreseeing a future when ever more people would become aware that our Creator could never be the limited and limiting God of the patriarchal religions of our world with their all-male God. Robbed of his feminine aspect, the Goddess, the Great Mother of all life, with her wisdom and love, caring for and protection of all lifeforms, she is the balancing counterpart of the masculine Divinity. The resulting suppression of and disregard for everything feminine, could hardly lead to anything other than the ruthless and pitiless exploitation of Mother Earth, one of the many physical manifestations of the Great Mother.

How delighted the wise ones of the olden days will have been upon their return into the world of light, when they once more became aware of their real nature, the way we all do. They would then have known for sure that God in truth is the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, the one true God and Goddess, Lord and Lady, King and Queen and a great deal more than any of their equivalents on the Earth plane could ever hope to be. From the beginnings of time on our planet, the ultimate goal of all belief systems our world has ever known has been the final recognition of this and that the only born son of the Great Father/Mother is the Christ Spirit, the Universal Christ. S/He is the light of all lights who has been the authority and driving force behind every one of them. in this God it is safe to put all our trust and hope for a bright and shining future for humankind and our whole world.

Our Creator holds every one of us in His/Her loving heart, not as the pathetic, frightened and erring small earthly creature, not as sa woman or a man, but androgynous. A whole and complete being in whom all aspects, higher and lower, feminine and masculine are working together in peaceful harmony, just like they are doing in God. The One who called us into being sees us as no longer struggling with the lessons of mastering our earthly nature through overcoming and rising above its drives and urges. S/He perceives us each one of us as a true child of God and a Christed one.

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 We climb mountains because as we say they are there.
 They are put there for there own purpose.
 The human animal demands within something of us,
 Something that strikes the viscera.
 we aproach the mountain thinking of ourselves.
 And, we leave the mountain thinking of the mountain.

 

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That's very good - thank you for sharing it with us. With love - Aquarius
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About Teaching And Learning

Then a teacher said: ‘Speak to us of teaching!’
And the Prophet said: ‘In truth, no-one can reveal anything to you,
Except that which already lies half asleep
In the depths of your own inner knowledge.
Even a teacher who walks among his pupils
In the shadow of the temple, does not give of his own wisdom.
All he can share with you is his faith and lovingness,
And if he is truly wise, he will not ask anyone to enter into
The house of his wisdom. Instead, he will guide each one who
Comes to him to the threshold of their own understanding.

‘An astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space,
But he cannot give you this understanding.
A musician may sing to you and even explain about the rhythm
That is in all space, but he is not the one who can give you the ear
To hear the rhythm or the voice to echo it.
And those who are fluent in the science of numbers,
Can tell you all about their fascinating world,
But again, they can only guide you to it.
One person’s vision cannot lend its wings to another.
In just the same way, each one of stands alone in their knowledge of God,
And their understanding of the purpose and meaning
Of life on the Earth and all life.’

From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
Lebanese/American poet
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘A Celebration Of Kahlil Gibran’

‘Words & Prayers of Comfort & Healing’

'A wise person tells you what you already know deep down to be true - they just use the words that let you see it clearly.' Anon.

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Loving People Without Liking Them
 
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred.
You don’t have to like them, but love them anyway!

They are all part of your own family.
They are part of you and you are part of them.
They may not yet know it, but you being wiser,
Love them anyway!

People may project their own ulterior motives onto you,
And accuse you of having them.
Rest safe in the knowledge that the Universe
Knows their hearts as well as yours.
Do good anyway!

If being successful means that we can only win
False friends and real enemies.
Succeed anyway!

The good we do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do it anyway!

What could have taken years of building up,
Can be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway!

People who are in need of our help,
May attack us whilst we are trying to help them.
Help anyway!

Give the world the best that is within you,
And should it be rejected, do not stop giving.
Give anyway!

The Universal Law of Karma ensures that what we send
Into the world, has to return to us.
Give of your best and only the best is sure to return!

Bishop Abel Muzorewa
African Spiritual and Political Leader
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Among many other things, Aquarius is the sign of friendship, kinship and siblinghood with all life, and also of transmutation. If we wish to be released into the freedom of this age, the masterly conduct that is expected from us demands that we convert all our relationships, especially the most difficult ones, into bonds of friendship. However, it is inevitable that from time to time we come across people who, with the best will in the world, are impossible to like. How about them?

A long time ago, I came across the saying: ‘It is possible to love people without liking them.’ I have to admit that this sounded more than somewhat far-fetched to me then, but through astrology life itself has taught me that this can come about quite naturally. All I need to do is reflect on my interpretation of the Sun signs for the people I find difficult to like, never mind loving them. These days, I find that my heart opens in love to them when I reflect on the trials and tribulations they are likely to encounter during their experiencing, counter-acting and – hopefully – eventually overcoming the dark and negative aspects of their Sun signs, which is an essential part of the special lessons we all have come to learn during our present lifetime.

Furthermore, I find it helpful to know that underneath our skins we are all one. We are brothers and sisters on the same pathway, and sooner or later every one of us has to surmount similar hurdles on their evolutionary pathway, especially on the inner level of life. I have no difficulties to accept that, for as long as someone remains unaware of what is operating within them and their lives, and what is required from them, they simply cannot help acting in certain ways. And whenever something hurtful happens to me, it comforts me to know that I must have needed the experience some reason. If the event had not been trying to teach me something, I would not have been at its receiving end and it is up to me, to find out what the incident is trying to tell me.

No-one says that we have got to be Saints, and there is no need to turn the other cheek. But, by enduring what is necessary and forgiving the perpetrator, we redeem what we might have done to others earlier in this lifetime or another one, maybe even to the same person. One thing is certain and that is: whatever we send out, it must return to us. Therefore, if we wish to be forgiven for what we did to others, whenever this may have taken place, first we need to forgive ourselves and then also the other one.

Can we continue liking and loving the people with whom we have differences of opinions? I find it childish to fall out with each other over something like that. When a situation has been duly considered from all angles, to my mind it is all right to come to the conclusion that it is better to agree to disagree than to fall out with each other. On occasions like that, wise ones remind themselves that whenever disputes arise, two persons can be confronted with exactly the same things and perceive them in a totally different way.

Depending on one’s point of view, all participants in any argument can be right and wrong, at the same time. That’s the way it has to be for human beings, because of the different lessons we all have to participate in on the Earth plane. With a bit of goodwill any dispute can be settled peacefully, simply by accepting each others views, even though they differ. The level of someone’s spiritual maturity reveals itself in nothing more clearly than in the ability and willingness – or otherwise – to agree to disagree with others in times of conflict.

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Spiritual knowledge and its understanding is a living organism that grows and evolves, the same as everything else in the whole of Creation, including us and our world. That’s why over the ages religions and belief systems of all kinds have come and gone, and none of those that to this day are part of our world will remain with us forever. Because of the necessity for evolution and development into ever higher forms of belief, the teachings of the sacred texts of books like the Torah, the Bible or the Koran, to name but three, were never intended to be treated as if they had been set in concrete or chiselled into stone, for all eternity. They were given to humankind, through various teachers over the ages, until in due course each one would be replaced by more advanced beliefs and their teaching methods .

Throughout the ages, new religions did appear at certain predestined times to serve humankind, as our race by then was ready to receive more of the Divine truth. As soon as one of the old belief systems has lost its usefulness it is removed and replaced by something else. A good one has to be capable of taking on the role of a staff on which human souls can lean whilst on the Earth plane. The sole purpose of a religion that is worthy of carrying that name needs to be the wish to act as a ladder that invites and encourages human souls to climb on by seeking to increase their own understanding of God’s sacred wisdom and truth, wherever it may present itself. In my view, any organisation that fails to fulfil this task in the long run is doomed, as the Aquarian Age requires from all of us that we re-establish our inner connection with the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, in whom everybody – without any exceptions – has their origin and before whom we are all equals.

Independent of which spiritual pathways any soul may ever have trodden during all of its earthly sojourns, in the end each one of us is guided into the realisation that no-one can really teach us anything. This is because in the depths of our own being, everybody through their own inner connection with God can gain access to every bit of knowledge that has ever been gathered by anyone. On our return into this blessed state of oneness the Universe presents us with many opportunities for establishing from our own experiences that the answers to all our questions really are known within, and that this is the only place where each one will always be answered correctly and truthfully.

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 ‘A distinguished diplomat can hold his tongue in many languages.’ Anon


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As the Greek philosopher Plato, ca. 428-347 BC once put it: ‘The soul yearns to fly home on the wings of love to the world of ideas. It longs to be freed from the chains of the body.’ And to ease our way home, the sadness and the suffering of our world need to be alleviated by an ever growing inner awareness that they are an essential part of every soul’s individual growth process. To enable us to move on to new experiences, we have to learn to let go of people, places, situations and their memories. The doors of the past need to be closed before we can fully enter the ones that are waiting to open for us today, but take heart because no experience ever comes our way for nothing. All of them together contribute to the way we handle the events that are before us now.

Every single day the Universe offers all of us many chances for learning and growing in wisdom and understanding. This continues until eventually we have rediscovered our true nature and come home into the full awareness of our oneness with God and all life. Through every one of their experiences human souls progress on the pathway of their personal evolution and that of their collective consciousness. Each has their own particular road to walk that is unlike any other. Our experiences are ours alone and there is no need to envy anyone theirs, as for all of us life is constantly unfolding simultaneously and at any given moment everybody receives what their true requirements are.

Sometimes pain is necessary to help us forward and there is no point in begrudging it, as it may well be that today’s suffering wishes to bring us the progress and pleasure of tomorrow. With joyful hearts let us therefore accept the unfolding of God’s great and perfect plan in our own lives, and rest safely in the knowledge that the ultimate goal of every human soul’s inner being is this return into our true nature and our loving re-union with our Creator, Father/Mother of all life. For this purpose all remnants of the shadows of the past have to be left behind, so that with each passing day the tasks before us can take us one more step closer to this our final destination.

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Depression hurts, and there is no ready answer that the depressed can give for the condition. Still there are answers. There is no surprise in me for the increase of depression, or cancer in the body. I say this to exemplify the fact that they are conditions that might be part of the patients' environment. A person might feel depression because they miss a good friend, have lost a lover, or have let a dream escape them. There are answers to depression. Pills are not the ultimate answer. That is not the true way of the spiritual path. Love can be an answer. Lost in prayer and work the depressed may find sollice.

I have dealt with depression and the bitterness of suicidial individuals being on the phone with a emergency center while watching someone attempting to die can lead to caprice. I am guilty of this cruel invective of self destruction. I believe my exact statement while watching a person laying in what might have been there final hour was, "don't hold your breath." I have dislike for this most selfish act. And, i fear that my statement was intended in more than one meaning. I however am empowered enough in this area to declare that when I said this the man did take a breath.

Hemingway, Hunter S. Thomson, Kurt Cobain, fame is no defense. I would add N. Wright, the toughest fighter I have known, his brother C. Wright a dispassionate but brave young man. Both these young men lost the battle with depression. John, the man whom I was on the phone to emergency services with I know nothing of after this act. He survived the attempt on his own life. I am fearful that his depression continues. One of the most emotionally enigmatic moments of my life was looking at an unfinished chess game with a man who would never come to game again while I am not in an otherworldly state or beyond the grave. Depression hurts, and life is too good.

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Posted 7/10/2014 10:59 PM (#25258 - in reply to #23562)
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Your compassion is lovely and so full of truth, dear cause.

One thing that I think may be the most frightening thing of all, is that the little voice crying out, "I want to die," is telling the truth. An identity knows when it needs to die, when it needs to be returned to the place where all identities come from. But when it tells this truth, the whole person listening is frightened, most likely because they have never been taught—or learned through meditation—they are not what they identify with. It isn't the whole person, of course, that needs to die. Yet the obsolete identity is being truthful. It needs to die. Most often I have found this is because the identity has outlived whatever it was born to love.

Thus depression is a truthful message about the cycles of life. Old, obsolete identities need to be surrendered in order for something new to enter the whole person's life. A whole person is obviously not incomplete; identities are always incomplete. And all of us are Whole, even if we have forgotten it. It is possible to help someone remember it.

When clients come to me depressed, I listen to what they have to say. Then pace and lead. Pace three times, lead once, is a good formula. Lead them where? Back to the realization of Wholeness. Or often I call it a return to Innocence. Once they recognize what is really happening it is possible to help them design a ritual where they sit at the bedside of the dying self, perhaps holding it's hand, reviewing the life that it had, laughing with it, crying with it, and ultimately telling it, "It is okay to want to go home. I'll help you crossover." Then leading the dying identity out of the body and into the Light.

This is a new take on reincarnation. It is only in the old paradigm that a body must die in order for a new life to begin. This is the Phoenix Miracle. People who pass through this ritual are literally reborn. Same body, new spirit. A place of freedom and a period of Innocence again.

Their journey isn't over here. It is possible to slip back into old patterns, simply because they are still written in neuro-pathways and in the body itself.  I call this getting lost in the dusty corridors of the mind. The new phoenix may need some guidance. It may need to be taught that every memory written into the brain is written with the unique energy signature of the identity that creates itself by so writing. In stronger cases the new phoenix can actually See the energy difference between what is Its and what was that of the former self.

What happens when we outlive something we cannot live without? We die. We pass through the flames. We rise again, a new phoenix. This is something an identity cannot do. Precisely because it is the identity that must die. It can be a confusing transition. But it is helpful to know a phoenix that is very familiar with and certain of the process.

Once you know the flames, you can help others light them, and pass through them safely.

This is also the symbology of Chiron, the wounded healer. Once it heals itself, it becomes a healer for others.

What seemed, perhaps, the most frightening and desperate moment in a human life reveals itself for what it is, not what we feared it might be. It is a path towards a new species of human. It is a path of freedom, at once exciting and liberating. For once an old self is gone, a new self is born with all the Innocence, power, and ability it needs to love again.

It is divine.

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Posted 7/12/2014 6:31 AM (#25265 - in reply to #25258)
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Thank you, dear Webmaster, for sharing your understanding of the healer's pathway with us - how each one of us as a healed one can and indeed is meant to become a pathfinder for those following behind. Although some of your details are different, our basic approach is the same - has to be the same, if it's true. And that it surely is.

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Posted 7/12/2014 6:32 AM (#25266 - in reply to #25265)
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The Sun presently is transiting Cancer, the sign of the nurturing and caring principle of the Universe, known as the Great Mother of all Life. Today the Full Moon in Cancer takes place. Each full Moon is an extra special time for getting a better grasp on concepts and issues that could have been puzzling us for a very long time. This offering comes to you directly from the very heart of the Great Mother’s wisdom to us, Her beloved children of the Earth, with an extra special blessing for each one.
 
The Purpose Of Individuality

Part One

Never forget that as My children you are young Gods in the making. Created in My image each one of you in their own right is a very special, precious and unique being, who has come into this lifetime to do their share of launching humankind’s new religion. For this purpose I have equipped you with an earthly mind and, although only in seed form in many of you to this day, My super-conscious faculties. To become helpful to you instead of being a hindrance, you have to take possession of all parts of your being. Your masculine and feminine nature, as well as the mind of your lower and higher nature, which is part of My super-consciousness, are all in need of being trained and mastered by you. It is your task to teach them to work together as peacefully and harmoniously as they do in Me.

All human souls are created so that in the fullness of time they will evolve into shining lights, each one a Star and a Sun, a Christed one in their own right who has a high and holy destiny to fulfil on the higher and eventually highest levels of life. In My ever growing and evolving Creation new worlds and Universes will eventually be waiting to be brought into being – by you none other than you. Hand in hand with the wise ones in charge of you and Me, you will forever be guided, protected and utterly safe.

Taking part in Earth life is necessary and therefore compulsory for the education of all human spirits and souls. To help you become aware that you are individual beings, every lifetime in physicality provides you with a new physical body of your own. Each one of them provides you with another step forward on the journey of discovering the self and individuality. With the passing of time this has created an illusion that you are separate and detached from each other and from the rest of life. Nothing could be further from the truth, as on the inner level of life you have always remained one with each other and also with Me. When you come to realise that the impression of separateness exists on the Earth plane only, yet another one of your false convictions can be discarded.

For all of you there eventually comes the moment when your small earthly self is ready to surrender itself unto Me, your Highest or Christ Self. Let no-one run away with the idea that this means sinking into a vast ocean of spirit and dissolving into nothingness. If anything, quite the opposite is true. Your individuality will never be absorbed into anything. Yet, before it can freely and willingly be submitted to Me, it has to expand sufficiently and grow. This continues until finally, instead of merely being a small earthly creature, you have become like Me, namely someone who is consciously aware once again of their oneness with all life and Me.

You will always be you and you will never fade into nothingness, as on the evolutionary spiral of life you are relentlessly moving upwards and onwards in keeping with the evolutionary cycles you are involved in, until you finally reach and have grown into one with the awareness and consciousness of the Great Whole, known to you as God – Me.

The mystical teachings of all ages set out a code of conduct that you, as aspiring healers and lightworkers, follow intuitively. For you it is no longer a question of I have to be good and I have to love others. In the process of finding illumination you begin to spontaneously express your true nature and show love, kindness and gentleness, not only to other people but to the whole of Creation. You are aware that for evolutionary purposes it was necessary that in their early stages the religions of your world had to follow many different paths. As you know and respect that every human soul has its own predestined pathway to walk and discoveries to make, you refuse to force your way of thinking and mode of travelling upon anyone else.

Although you are aware that in truth there is only one religion, you appreciate that many of your siblings on the Earth plane are still ignorant of this fact. Yet, as a true child of Mine you respect everybody’s freedom of thought and the right to make their own decisions about what they can and cannot believe. Meanwhile rest safely in the knowledge that in the end every one of your siblings in the human family of life is destined to reconnect with Me. When the time is right, they too will discover that the only true, lasting and eternal religion is the one of the heart, and that this is the kind of faith that re-unites all human souls with Me, your Creator, the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, and through Me with the whole of Creation.



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‘When you know why something is happening to you, you can endure it.’
Nietzsche
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The Purpose Of Individuality

Part Two


Never forget that you, My beloved children of the Earth were created in My image and that what is in Me is also in you. Now that your individualising process is drawing to its natural conclusion, each one of you is on their way to becoming one fully integrated being, a whole and holy trinity, just like Me. The three aspects of your being are mind, body and spirit. I dwell in everybody’s own heart and during this lifetime I wish to teach you from there how to co-ordinate all parts of your nature and heal them together into one harmoniously functioning unit.

This process includes integrating the Divine aspect of your nature and learning to love from the heart, the way we spoke about earlier. Love always tries to bring back together that which has become separate. What your earthly minds once split off for evolutionary reasons is waiting to be brought back into unity again by each one of you. The love in your hearts alone can achieve this and when you make a genuine effort at sending nothing but loving thoughts, words and actions into your world, the mind in your heart develops.

And if you wish to find the nuggets of genuine wisdom that are buried in all the belief systems your world has ever known, call upon Me. I am your inner guidance and the living God within, waiting to be called upon to help you train your earthly minds and to teach you its wise use, so in future you will never again fall prey to false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions. I am the only one in the whole of Creation who can and does reliably tell you truths from untruths and false beliefs from true ones.

You and I have started to work together. We are treating each one of the old faiths of your world like a cake and I am ready to show all of you how to recognise and extract the raisins of truth your old religions contain. Through gathering and joining together their manifold treasures, we have begun to lovingly bake a rich new cake that consists of such a wealth of My spiritual wisdom and truth as thus far has been unknown on the Earth. To get their hands on their very own portion of this delicacy is every soul’s birthright.


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God’s Praise In Nature

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:
‘How great Thou art! How great Thou art!’
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:
‘How great Thou art! How great Thou art!’

Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Father/Mother Creator, unto me.

Robert L. Deffinbaugh

From ‘Words of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year’

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Is There A God?

At the beginning of the Aquarian Age we are finding a new type of religion that is no longer purely of the mind, but forces its way onto the surface of our consciousness directly from the wellspring of our own hearts. The best definition that’s come my way to date I found the other day in a place where I would have least expected it, namely in Joanna Trollope’s novel ‘A Passionate Man’. Archie is the main character of this tale. His father has died and the local priest drops in and offers him and his wife to pray for the deceased. When Archie refuses, the priest points out: ‘But you are churchgoers. You are part of the Christian family.’ Archie’s patience is at an end and he bursts out: ‘I may be a religious man – I may have a deep religious sense – but I am not at all sure there is a God. Not our God, in any case . . .

‘Don’t you even know what religion means? Are you so hidebound by your colourless bureaucratic orthodoxy that religion only means to you this frightful modern Church with its doggerel hymns and playschool prayers? Religion is an awakened sense of some great controlling force, an awareness that above or beyond there is not just a freedom but a fulfilment. And this awareness of power and possibility makes us strive ever onwards, morally, emotionally, spiritually. What on Earth has such a concept to do with the dreary pen-pushing second-rate God you want to offer me?’

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The Healing Properties Of Tears

Tomorrow the Sun moves from soft and weepy, emotional Cancer into fiery Leo. With this the time for easily weeping and shedding tears is almost over and it’s time to start enjoying life to the fullest, each in their own sweet way.

Now, when it comes to weeping, nothing could be further from the truth than to assume that weepiness is a sign of the onset of some kind of illness. I can tell you from first hand experience that quite the opposite is true and that the ability to weep indicates a state of emotional and spiritual well-being. We are emotional beings and it is important for us to occasionally have some good emotional outpourings for the cleansing and purifying of our system. If you have ever tasted any of your tears when they roll down your face, you are sure to have noticed how bitter they taste.

Not for nothing does St. Matthew 5:4 tell us: ‘Blessed are those who mourn [and weep], for they shall be comforted.’ But how? I see weeping as God’s/the Universe’s/Nature’s way of comforting and healing those whose feelings and emotions have been hurt and wounded. Delete the words that don’t appeal to you, as each one has the same meaning.

The great wisdom and love of our Creator reflects itself in the wonderful way crying rids our physical bodies of salts and toxins. Not letting them flow freely on a regular basis can lead to arthritic conditions later in life. It is hardly surprising that rheumatism and arthritis are so rampant in our world, when there is so little awareness about the true nature of tears. If you do not believe me, ask your great-uncle Tom or someone like him, who has been suffering from one of those conditions, for a long time.

Go up to this person when they are warming and nursing their arthritic joints by the fireside. Surprise them by asking: ‘When did you last have a good cry?’ The likelihood is that they will laugh into your face: ‘Me, cry? I never cry. Haven’t cried since I fought in the trenches in the First World War! Don’t bother me with questions like that, I’ve got me arthritis to see to.’ They’ll never believe you, but if from time to time they’d had a good cry, they’d still have their mobility. And if you act upon what you know now, you’ll never lose yours!

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Woman’s Tears
Why are you crying?’ a little boy asked his mother.
‘Because I’m a woman’ she replied.
‘I don’t understand that,’ he said.
Hugging him, his mother answered:
‘Maybe you never will’.

Dissatisfied, the boy turned to his father:
‘Why does mother sometimes seems to cry for no reason?’
His dad shrugged: ‘Women are like that.
They all cry for no reason,’

When the little boy had grown into a man
He was still wondering why it should be that women
Are much more easily moved to tears than men.
In the end, he turned to the living God within
And asked: ‘Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all Life,
Why do women cry so easily?’

Back came the reply:
‘Ah yes, the female of your species
Is something extra special.
I have created her in the image of the
Great Mother of all life.
Because of this, she has the emotional and spiritual strength
To shoulder and carry the weight of your whole world,
Whilst being loving, caring, gentle and supportive
Enough to comfort all My creations.

That’s why she has the inner strength to endure childbirth and
Even the rejection that often comes from one’s children,
The same as many of you to this day refuse knowing Me.

The Great Mother’s strength is hers.
It enables her to keep going when everyone else gives up.
It makes her willing to care for her
Family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

It helps her to love her children the way I, the great Father of all life,
Love each one of you, totally and unconditionally.
It is the reason why a mother,
Even when she has been hurt badly by her children
Does not stop loving them.

The high emotional sensitivity of the feminine
Connects women with everybody’s feelings.
Her empathy enables her to her children feel better
About the errors and mistakes that are inevitable
On the pathway through life you have to walk,
The same as she does.
That’s why she shares all their anxieties and fears
And uses what her own life’s experiences have taught her
How to alleviate them.

This is how it comes about that she can
Love the men in her life,
Including her father, her husband and you,
In spite of all their shortcomings.
She knows that a good husband does not hurt his wife,
But that life sometimes sends her tests and trials
To bring forth and develop her inner strengths,
So she can stand by them all through thick and thin.

The feminine is the soul of your world and all worlds.
Same as the Great Mother, the feminine of your world
Is My truly beloved.
Woman is part of the soft, sensitive, caring and loving
Part of Me, the Goddess.
I am the masculine part, which many call God.
I am alive in Her and through Her in all My creations,
Including all My children of the Earth.

Woman is the Goddess’s representative on the Earth plane.
The women in your life are outer manifestations
Of your inner woman, your own delicate and sensitive
Feminine side, your soul.
Take good care of both of them
And avoid causing them unnecessary suffering.
On the inner plane of life you are all one
And everybody else’s pain is your pain,
And every tears that are shed anywhere are your tears.
They are tears of your whole world.

Because of her high emotional sensitivity,
Woman can shed tears much more easily then man.
They are her safety valve when she feels hurt and upset,
hers to use whenever the need arises.
Her tears are not a sign of weakness but of strength.
They are wept on behalf of the soul of all humankind.

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Aquarius
Posted 7/24/2014 6:36 AM (#25294 - in reply to #25293)
Subject: RE: Food For Thought



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Tears have always been one of the most essential and valuable ingredients of your pathway through any of these sojourns on the Earth plane. That’s why I told you through St. Matthew 5:4: ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’ You may often have wondered how this should be. The Bible speaks of a comforter who in due course will come to you, but in truth he has forever been with you. I am the one who comforts you. How do I do it? By dwelling inside you. Since time immemorial, during periods of struggle and trauma, no matter of what nature and how severe, I have been with you. When you have finished thrashing about and sit down to have a good weep, through the tears you shed I am the one who brings you comfort and healing. Crying causes a chemical reaction in your system that releases endorphins into your bloodstream and from there flows into every cell of your physical bodies.
 
The ancient folk wisdom that crying is good for your health is based on this and by now has been confirmed by the scientific researchers of your world. In every part of it crying has always been one of the main outlets for all earthly selves to release and let go of the inner pain and suffering of their souls. Up to recently the only thing you knew about crying was that traumatic events, prolonged stress, loneliness, loss, pain and frequently just simple daily upsets and struggles can trigger it. Tears of rage and frustration, impotence and helplessness, remorse and guilt are as much part of the gamut of the world of your feelings, as those of happiness and joy. This is one of the great paradoxes of Earth life that demonstrates to you how closely relat