Aliens Are My Brother

So says Father Gabriel Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory. The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, he speculates. …the Vatican is organising a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin. Not sure what to make of this. But the church is coming to Darwin a little late. That theory is on the way out. Or shall we say its evolved…. The article from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7399661.stm

The One Truth

The One Truth

photo by orangejack I talk a lot on this blog about perspective and reality. I harp a lot about what is true or real because a lot of people don’t quite grasp what these are. We are in a culture deeply rooted in the ego. A culture that makes wrong to make itself right. It sells newspapers and TV news. We are taught to think we must take a position for something and against other. We choose Darwin over Lamark, Christianity over Judaism, Democracy over Communism, Coke over Pepsi, Chocolate over Vanilla, and on and on ad infinitum. Certainly, there … Continue Reading…

What is the sub-conscious?

What is the sub-conscious?

Once again over at Tom Stine’s blog, we discussed this question – what is the sub-conscious and does it actually exist? Certainly there are many theories about it. And some experiential details. For example, its obvious we have some underlying habits. We ‘remember’ to breathe and how to walk and talk. Memories and old stories seem to ‘arise’ from our sub-conscious. But if everything is consciousness, where does this sub-thing fit in? Photo by talljoe When we say sub-conscious we’re talking about out-of-awareness, but only in the sense of mental awareness. Out of mind. It is referred to as sub … Continue Reading…

Solving all problems

Solving all problems

Photo by Auntie K “The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein * see comments He made this same statement several different ways. He also said “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” There are 4 things to check in on in solving any problem: 1) As long as we are “inside” a problem, we have no perspective on it. Being able to step back allows us to get that perspective. This “stepping back” is in taking the higher … Continue Reading…

Stop, Look, Listen

Stop, Look, Listen

photo by BlakJakDavy Thoughts are like trains… Over at Tom Stine’s blog, the discussion about thoughts continues. To a client he said “You will discover, if you are open to it, that much of what goes through your head, your thoughts and thinking, look suspiciously like the behaviors of a drug addict or alcoholic.” Thats very true. The mind is a habit machine and so it likes to regurgitate. We condition it with habits, stories and conditioning to function in the world. But along the way we pick up some junk, some errors in the program. Bugs, if you will. … Continue Reading…

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

photo by law_keven The world we live in is all a dream. There is no “out there”. Everything is “in here”, but that inner is a much bigger inner than our heads. It is an inner than encompasses everything you know or can ever imagine, as well as everything everyone else can imagine. It is a very BIG dream. And we’re in it together. The great part is – because its a dream its up to us how we want it to be. Note I said US. Its our dream, not my dream. Any ideas you have about making it … Continue Reading…

The Usurper

The Usurper

image by DimsumDarren The ego identity is quite the cunning fox. It will take anything that comes up – events, feelings, thoughts, and intuitions – and bend them to suit its story. The ego loves doubt as that gives it a way to fork the direction of thinking. Shift it to its own agenda. What is it we call this ego agenda? Expectations. Our shadow stories about how we feel it ‘is’ are rooted in the illusory past. The flip side of the story is the expectation. This is the shadow plan for the future. How we think it “should” … Continue Reading…

Eckhart on Oprah 10

The 10th and last class in the New Earth series was, i think, the best. ‘You are the universe experiencing itself in this form.’ ‘You are the universe, not separate.’ Everything is in cycles of growth and contraction, the return movement. Old age is often a time of spiritual growth, or in any contraction. Spoke of meaningless retirement. Some seniors become luminescent. Some become resistant and become bitter, complain about everything. [some get mellow, some grumpy] In old age, shift from doing to being, find Being has more value than doing. Grandmother, elder represented wisdom, opening to spirit. Now we … Continue Reading…

The famous Speech, never given

A friend of a friend of mine passed away this week. In their closing days, they came to peace with God and were comforted by a famous quote by Nelson Mandela, given during his inaugural speech in 1994. Only he never said it. No one knows why he was said to have spoken these words. But they were actually written by Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love, in 1992. The source however does not matter. There is only one source. And as Marianne observed, this mistaken attribution has given it exposure it never would have had. Including … Continue Reading…

Engagement 3 – Deeper

Engagement 3 – Deeper

original by Ali K This is a fascinating process, to blog as the discovery unfolds. Usually, I will write and explore myself, then share when a sense of completeness is there or the mind catches up with the deeper knowing. In this case there was an urge to express early and it was a key understanding. One could write a book on just these few posts. The missing link in all that law of attraction stuff. Had to go back and X out one statement in Engagement 2 that was incorrect. Samyama leads into Engagement but is not the same … Continue Reading…

Belief and Identity

I’ve spoken about this here before but its worthwhile mentioning this from another voice. My mate is reading Gregg Braden’s book “The Spontaneous Healing of Belief“. She brought the book in again to share an important point. The issue of why its so hard to change beliefs. “The reason is because of what we think our beliefs say about us. Geoff Heath, former principle lecturer in counselling and human relations at the University of Derby in England, describes the crux of our dilemma: “We are what we come to believe ourselves to be. To change our beliefs is to change … Continue Reading…