Maharishi Passes

As the following article states, we have reached the end of an era. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a person who brought meditation and its scientific study to the west in a big way, has passed on at about 91. Funeral rites made major headlines in India and were televised live. The government showered him with rose petals from a helicopter. He was given a silent form of a 21 gun salute. The Shankaracharya blessed the proceedings and many sages were present. I was lucky enough to have had a conversation with him in the mid ’70s, shortly before his popularity caused … Continue Reading…

The 17th Principle

You’ve probably heard of Napoleon Hill. In the early part of the last century he spent 20 years, at Andrew Carnegie’s request, researching how the very successful achieve their success. He wrote a best seller, Think and Grow Rich, back in the late ’30’s. In the book he wrote of 16 principles of success, the foundation of wealth and achievement. He gave detailed instructions for making them part of your life. Many people of both my parents and my own generation have read the book. Many people achieved great success as a result. But many also did not. So he … Continue Reading…

The Universe is Dreaming Itself Awake

A friend of mine sent me an excellent article by Paul Levy. “When you begin to spiritually awaken, it is like waking up inside of a dream and recognizing that everything you are experiencing is nothing other than a very convincing projection, or display of your mind. The boundary between inner and outer, between dreaming and waking starts to dissolve, and you begin to realize that the same dreaming mind that is dreaming your dreams at night is dreaming your life. You realize that there is a Deeper Dreaming Self that is having a dream and we are it! This … Continue Reading…

What is real?

From a discussion about reality…. There is an important detail to understand. The deeper we go, the simpler the dynamics. Greater order and beauty. But as we move closer to pure consciousness, the details become less, boundaries become more generalized. In order for us to experience and thus understand these dynamics, we “personalize” it. We lay our conscious perspective onto consciousness. Kind of like anthropomorphizing. We express the underlying patterns in an as if dream form. Each of us thus perceive these underlying values uniquely. This is why we see the variation in different faiths of the world. One message … Continue Reading…

Time of the Sixth Sun

A film in post-production (?) on the current age and the many prophesies about it. Mayan, Hopi, etc – see the 2012 link for a list. Viewed as stages in the evolution of consciousness. timeofthesixthsun.com [this link is now broken] One can observe that research into the Mayan calendar now considers Oct of 2011 to be the actual “end date”. Also that traditional Hindu views of the Yugas place the change many thousands of years away, but other interpretations such as Yukteswars sees it in about 150 years. Nonetheless, it is quite apparent that change is underway in consciousness. Unprecedented … Continue Reading…

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

“If you had only one hour with the Dalai Lama, what would YOU ask? Against the backdrop of an exotic land, a lone filmaker is granted one hour to ask ten questions of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Containing rare historical footage as well as footage taken inside Tibet, a story is woven between a journeyman’s personal observations, the troubled history of a government-in-exile, and the life and wisdom of one of the premiere spiritual leaders of our time.” “There have been several documentaries about the Dalai Lama, but few have done a better job of packaging the Tibetan … Continue Reading…

Living Luminaries

As you may know, I am a big film fan. Spiritually oriented films are a remarkable medium for sharing the path. Living Luminaries is a recent DVD release. They offer 2 versions, the 95 minute film and a 3 DVD set of extended interviews, each about 2 hours. The second does not appear to include the film. http://www.sbofh.com/ Have not seen it yet but have heard good things. The DVD is on the way. NOTE – see comments for the evolving availablility links

A New Earth

“Eckhart being a “local” author- a big article appeared today in the Van Sun, Sat Pg 4 on Eckhart and Oprah’s new class and her support of his book. Oprah recommended Eckhart Tolle’s book “A New Earth” as her book of the month and also is offering an on line class- 10 sessions with Eckhart. Millions of women and men will read his book and maybe start meditation or at least wake up to some spiritual awareness because of this.” http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=bb7e3d5b-1457-498f-81c3-46580c54325a Click “printer friendly” to get the whole article without ads.

Spirit on the air

A curious blend of spirit, science, and pop music… WASHINGTON, Jan 31, 2008 /PRNewswire: USNewswire via COMTEX/ — For the first time ever, NASA will beam a song — The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” — directly into deep space at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 4. The transmission over NASA’s Deep Space Network will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day The Beatles recorded the song, as well as the 50th anniversary of NASA’s founding and the group’s beginnings. Two other anniversaries also are being honored: The launch 50 years ago this week of Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite, … Continue Reading…

How does your money work?

Its an interesting question. And judging by the condition of many peoples – and governments – balance sheets, its a question we never really answered. In a prior post, I mentioned Lynne Twists excellent book “The Soul of Money”. A book about real wealth and poverty and our relationship with money. It clearly illustrates how our attitudes towards the green stuff influence our sense of sufficency and happiness. Recently, I finally completed an excellent article in a local rag on just this question. http://commonground.ca/iss/195/cg195_money.shtml Catherine Fitts talks about the power our money has, yet how oblivious many of us are … Continue Reading…