Pattern Recognition

One of the primary features of the human mind is pattern recognition – the ability to recognize the inherent structure of nature by the patterns we perceive in form and phenomena. We can explore the intelligence around us – this the essence of science.

Because of the structure of nature, all of our environment is an expression of who we are. Thus, if we explore any specific detail thoroughly, we would learn not only about that aspect of the world but who we are beneath that. This is the essence of why some old sciences like … Continue Reading…

Silence Becomes

“Imagine a mass of deep silence. If it could be aware of itself what it would find would be silence. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, in becoming aware of itself, the observer (silence) observing itself (silence) should have done something to itself.

What will have happened is that the moment the awareness realizes “I am silence”, both an observer and an object of observation are created, and in this process space, time and motion are generated.

The unmanifest provides the impetus for creation just by becoming aware of itself. This is the start of the entire space-time geometry, … Continue Reading…

Q&A, Part 3

It’s rare such back and forth continues. But there was more. This continues from Q&A 2
I have some other writing to come but life has other demands at the moment.

When acting, if there is a sense of things coming “through you” rather than from you, this is the difference between being in the flow/ acting from source vs acting from ego. A good example would be writing something you didn’t know. Creatives talking about the muse is the same. Once awake, it is progressively more like this as we wind … Continue Reading…

The Source of Thought

Awhile back, I wrote about where thoughts come from. Some arise from physical or emotional activity, triggering activity in the mind. Some are triggered by sensory information. Some from thought activity interacting with itself. And a very small few arise from the deepest levels of the mind. We might call these intuition or divine proddings.

The ego notices these thoughts and calls them “my thoughts” and we relate to them as ours. But that’s just an idea. Our environment – both of the body and around it is a sea of activity. The mind will pick … Continue Reading…

Create Your Reality, Now

It’s very popular in New Age circles to want to self-empower people and help them recognize the impact their thinking has on their reality. However, if you blend that with the typical ego attachments, it tends to become about a “me” and what I want, irrespective of what is useful and good. And while it is true that everything arises from attention and intention, this is only true in a global sense, in the universal mind. Even in our nightly dreams, where we have more influence over the created reality, what arises is not a personal choice. … Continue Reading…

Occupy Love

This evening, I saw Velcrow Ripper’s film Occupy Love. It’s the third in the series, after Scared Sacred and Fierce Light. It was held as a free showing in a local church, a rare showing in his home town. (the previous 2 had theatre runs) It was also crowd funded.

“Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing … Continue Reading…

Life Purpose in 5 Minutes

Here’s an interesting TEDx talk by Adam Leipzig on “How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M

He skims over the profundity of some things like Know Thyself, which can make further answers more obvious. But he makes some interesting points. Here’s a few for reference:

151 thousand books on Amazon on life purpose. But if you’re just examining, you’re not living.

5 Steps:
1 – Who you Are  (name)
2 – What you do (love to do – single words)
focus down: what is the one thing you feel supremely qualified … Continue Reading…

Solving Problems

Recently, I attended an afternoon workshop by Mark McCooey, a very successful businessman involved in multiple industries and several non-profits. The workshop covered problem-solving techniques he’s developed, based partly on the work of Byron Katie. The presentation followed the outline of a book he’s working on.

I found his approach to life’s challenges excellent. It can bring you peace in difficult circumstances but it may require some deep looking. I’ll paraphrase from notes, adding my own perspective.

The first thing to recognize about problems is that they’re only problems as long as we don’t see a … Continue Reading…

Natural Solutions – part 2

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Nature’s Support
Nature’s support is what some call synchronicities or coincidences or law of attraction. It’s the effect of devata being able to support what we have our attention on. There are 2 general types of devata relative to us. Those assigned to us and those attracted by the environment we offer them. The second kind have prescribed roles but flexibility where they perform them. They tend to be more experienced and thus more useful to attract.

There are others who are assigned to projects. They depart when the job is done. I noticed … Continue Reading…

Natural Solutions – part 1 of 2

In another forum, a friend of mine recently spoke about how ~150 robins had settled into his yard for some days, crapping on everything. He loved the birds but there were too many in that small space. He contacted the “Robin King” with a request and shortly afterward, all the robins departed.

The discussion brought up the following points:
– they don’t always cooperate but often will
– the Findhorn approach suggests you also offer a better alternative (over there, later, etc.)
– be “humble, natural, and take a direct approach.” Don’t fight them or complain
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Your Elusive Creative Genius

This is a clip from a few years back but I’ve frequently sent the link to writers and other creatives and it came up again today. I thought it was time to share it here. I originally mentioned it back at the time, when it was not available on Youtube and thus for posting here.

In this TED talk, “”Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses – and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” … Continue Reading…