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Aquarius
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.

* * *

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)
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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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Aquarius
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.’

From ‘Positive Thinking’

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


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Aquarius
Posted 11/13/2012 6:14 AM (#23583 - in reply to #23580)
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 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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Posted 11/16/2012 8:21 PM (#23586 - in reply to #23562)
Subject: Re: Food For Thought



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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)
Subject: Truly Caring Friends



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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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From ‘Words & Prayers For Healing Friendships’







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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

Paul
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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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