Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Are in large part what we live with
Getting out of bed seeing the sun or rain outside, grey day or sunny day
Breakfast, walk, drive to work
And so the day goes on small thing after small thing
Day after small day
One after another
Slipping by, speeding by
Periods of our life slide by too
No longer a teenager, no longer twenties
Thirties sliding by too
And in all those thousands of minutes what stands out?
What in all that time stays with you?
Ask yourself the question in all my life what comes to mind?
In all my life what stays with me?
One of the things that will be there is something small
Maybe several of them
Your life was going to do so much
And in the end it comes down to several small things and maybe one or two large ones
A whole life is not really what you thought it would be
Just little things interspersed with one or two big ones
And that's it
Or did you see that you do not have to win competitions or win gold medals
Do not have to feel frustrated
Just live in the moment
Accept the process of life
Live life as process
Be the best you can every day growing your life experience
Allowing life to lead you and learning when to make your move
When to push and when to accept
Living life in balance is not so easy when all those little things keep getting out of balance
But then this is one of life's great skills to handle the little things in the right way
Living with those little things in a new way realizing that they are life
Enjoying the little things contributing where we may
Friday, December 28, 2007
Our present humanity started here
Not in East Africa
Not spreading out from East Africa
Here in the Gobi is where the fifth race, our race started
An area larger than Europe
Many years from now the weather will change globally
More than it is beginning to do so at the moment
One of those changes will expose unbelievable cities and towns in the Gobi desert
The sand that now covers them will be blown away
Exposing our ancestral home if you will
At that time we will become very humble as we realize how advanced they were
How primitive we are in so many ways
Out true history is so much more interesting than current speculation and hypotheses
Shambala was in this area too, maybe still is
Do not believe everything you are told
Think for yourself
Life is process and there are times in that process when we get things wrong
Our truth is not what we are currently taught
Search for yourself
One simple challenge do you really believe that we were all descended from apes and came out of East Africa?
Does this truly resonate with you?
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Was a time when buying a pair of jeans was simple
You had one style, which usually didn't fit very well, in one color, and one treatment
After several washes the jeans would begin to become yours and years later would be sadly falling apart
Today many styles, many colors, many treatments
If jeans didn't fit years ago it was the fault of the shop or jeans manufacturer
Today the fault is yours because you didn't make a good choice
What we are saying is that more choice makes us all responsible for not choosing correctly
We are all responsible
Today in most areas of modern life we have too much choice
Meaning in turn that we are seldom satisfied
Because our expectations are higher the best we can hope to do is to meet those expectations .
Seldom will we exceed them .
Seldom can we feel really happy.
Welcome to our modern world
More than sad really that in many parts of the world they have no choice at all
While in ours we have too much
Step beyond choice and appreciate what you have
Do not buy the latest "must have" because it is tomorrow's must not have
Have just sufficient unto your needs
Focus on non material things they will often more than satisfy
Too much choice does not bring happiness
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Our thoughts are incredibly numerous, each and every day
We have thoughts all day long millions of them
And how many are of love?
Not as many as could be
Decide to be a love delegate
Send your love to others all day long
Whenever you are bored send love
It is such a nice habit
It grows and you find yourself smiling at the thought of the one loved
Just the thought is enough to change our mood
Be a delegate of love
We all need to feel love
Who knows I might even feel your love
That sudden feeling of lightness
Ever felt it?
For no reason we just feel better, lighter
Love is contagious Let us all get in the habit of sending love to others
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
The birth, life, miracles, teachings and death of Jesus are not referred to by any historians of the time, despite the fact that the centuries surrounding the beginning of the Christian era were some of the best documented in history.
Apart from Luke's Gospel, no historical sources mention the Roman census that supposedly required Mary and Joseph to travel to Bethlehem. In fact, a Roman census could not have been carried out in Palestine in the time of King Herod, for his territory was not part of the empire.
Nor are there any independent historical accounts of the guiding star (which, very unstarlike, wandered through the sky and came to rest over the building where Jesus was born!), Herod's slaughter of the innocents, or the dramatic events that allegedly accompanied the crucifixion -- i.e. three hours of global darkness, an earthquake and the rending of the veil of the temple of Jerusalem, followed, according to Matthew, by corpses emerging from their graves, including the resurrection of the saints and their subsequent appearance to many in Jerusalem!
The only Roman writers to mention anything of relevance to the historical reality of Jesus are Pliny, Tacitus and Suetonius, but they were all writing at the beginning of the 2nd century and none of them mention Jesus by name. Pliny simply says that some Christians had cursed 'Christ' to avoid being punished. Tacitus mentions that Christ was executed by Pontius Pilate, but it is clear that he is merely quoting hearsay information from his own day. Suetonius states that Jews were expelled from Rome around 49 CE because a man called Chrestus instigated disturbances among them. But Chrestus was a popular name, and even if Suetonius really meant 'Christus', Jesus was never said to have been at Rome, and certainly not nearly 20 years after his supposed crucifixion. Moreover, the authenticity of all these passages has been questioned.
Turning to Jewish historians: Philo was an eminent Jewish author who lived at the same time that Jesus is supposed to have lived and wrote around 50 works that still survive. They tell us much about Pontius Pilate, yet make no mention of Jesus. Philo's contemporary, Justus of Tiberias, wrote a history that began with Moses and extended to his own times, but again made no mention of Jesus.
Josephus, on the other hand, a younger contemporary of the apostle Paul, wrote two famous history books, one of which (Antiquities of the Jews) contains two passages which do refer to Jesus: one of them speaks of him as the messiah, who was crucified under Pilate and appeared to his disciples three days later.
For hundreds of years these passages were seized on by Christians as conclusive proof that the gospel Jesus was an historical figure. But more careful scrutiny has shown them to be later forgeries. Since Josephus was an orthodox Jew, he would hardly have called Jesus the messiah if the Jews had really put him to death for blasphemy.
Origen explicitly stated in the 3rd century that Josephus did not believe that Jesus was the messiah. It was not until the beginning of the 4th century that Bishop Eusebius, the Roman Church's notorious propagandist and falsifier, suddenly produced a version of Josephus which contained these passages. Nevertheless, given the lack of any other serious, non biblical evidence for an historical Jesus, some Christian apologists still go to desperate lengths to claim that the passages in Josephus are at least partially authentic
The Jewish Talmud comprises an older stratum called the Mishna and additional matter known as the Gemara or 'completion'. The Mishna was founded in 40 BCE and was edited and amplified till about the beginning of the 3rd century CE. It contains an unbroken record of all the rebels against the authority of the Jewish Sanhedrin from 40 BCE to about 237 CE, and provides a history of the Pharisees, who allegedly put Jesus to death. H.P. Blavatsky asks:
how is it that not one of the eminent Rabbis, authors of the Mishnah, seems to have ever heard of Jesus, or whispers a word in the defence of his sect charged with deicide, but is, in fact absolutely silent as to the great event?
The Talmud does contain references to a certain Jeshu, on whom the gospel Jesus may partially have been based, but one passage implies that he lived about 100 BCE. The Talmud certainly provides no support for the historical reality of a gospel Jesus living in the early 1st century
Monday, December 24, 2007
Is the day
The day to pay respect to the teachers of humanity, the Adepts and Masters
The day when the energy of our spiritual sun, is stronger than on any other day of the year
This is why the Christians continued the many pagan traditions that held this day to be so special
Long before Christianity the Chaldean's, Egyptians, Indians and most other cultures before them had understood the significance of this day
It is a day when respect should be given to those who watch over us.
Those who stop humanity doing totally stupid things
Those who give impulses and insights to those who are open to receive
A day to be quiet and appreciative
A day unlike others had we the wit to understand
And the 25th?
Another of our misunderstandings, a blind if you will
The 24th of December is the most sacred day in the year so if you want to say thanks from your heart then do so in your own way with love and respect to the most remarkable beings living in this Manvantara
Few in number are the humans who choose to search for the truth
Those who have succeeded are masters of time and space having learnt all natures secrets
Yes they exist and have always done so
It is they who truly inspire us to search for the truth
To take our first conscious steps along the path they trod
Nothing can match their courage and love for humanity
At the highest level are Buddha, Brahma and Christ
These names we use for them are expressions of level of attainment not that of a particular individual as many suppose
They do indeed manifest to teach and remind us from time to time and have done so throughout our long and unknown history
Unknown in that we do not even understand our true origin nor our personal stories through many many lives
And for now, in these challenging times, it is up to us to find our way
Do you have the courage to seek out and follow the perennial wisdom?
We hope you do because it is the only way forward to the light and freedom
Make 2008 your year to move beyond mere existence
May you find the courage and discipline..
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Quick question, what side of your car is your gas/petrol tank filler cap?
If you are anything like me, you probably can't remember right away.
My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look.
If you don't do this in your own car you more than likely have done it in a borrowed or rental car.
Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you a little secret so you will no longer put your neck at risk of discomfort or injury.
If you look at your gas gauge, you will see a small icon of a gas pump..
The handle of the gas pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump.
If your tank filler pipe is on the left, the handle will be on the left.
If your filler pipe is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo above).
It is that simple!
I don't know how you feel about this discovery right now, but when found out I felt pretty cheated!
Why don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers?
I don't understand why this isn't in the driver's/owner's manual?
And why don't our favorite mechanics think of mentioning this to us all?
The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know themselves!
Go out and share the world's best kept auto secret with your friends ... this is information is way too important to be kept secret.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Is so bad
I cannot possibly forgive myself
I will guard it closely all my life
I will let it make me feel bad all my life
In fact I will use it to ruin my life
There is no where else to go
Nowhere else to put it
I cannot look at it any other way.
No use telling me to forget it
And so on
Surely you must be tired of this story
Certainly all those who know you must be
Dreary, sad, negative people
Heroically brave people
Carrying this hidden or overt burden
You did not come here to play this silly game
There is not a master in history who has not done silly things, unthinkable things
So with us, this is how we learn
How we grow
Look at your crime or silly story and examine it from the angle of learning
What can I learn from this and then let it go
Holding stories to your heart does nothing because you are not growing you are using this as an excuse for not growing
Let your failures teach you not cripple you
How do you grow if you do not have so called failures?
Have you never thought that failures are critical to our evolving consciousness?
Life is amazing don't waste any more time
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Lack of conviction
Lack of attention
Lack of effort
And so on
Really the most important aspect of failure is to learn
And in truth that is all this life is about learning
Life is also process
No finishing line, no gold medals for most of us just being the best we can in whatever we do or are presented with
Bearing this in mind looking at failure brings up some familiar points
Were you honest about your abilities?
Did you chose the contest or situation or were you pushed into it ?
If you choose the situation that is one set of parameters if you were pushed another
If you chose then was your appreciation of the situation accurate?
Was your timing right?
Did you truly have the potential?
Did you sustain effort beyond the finishing line?
As any athlete knows the race is won often in the last push and to achieve maximum performance he pushes mentally at a finishing line beyond the actual so that he is still going flat out at the tape
If you were pushed into competing as happens to all us from time to time then were you resentful, were you angry, or in two minds about it
If the situation was one of relationship then in a sense the same comments apply ask yourself did you enter with faulty information, did you inform yourself, was your appreciation correct, did you give it your best shot?
Whatever the failure it is gone it is in our past because today in this moment now is where we need to live and beTurning to the future is our interest here, because past failures are gone and we must only remember them to learn how to do better in the future and for no other reason because they are gone done and dusted
To avoid failure in the future
Consider these points
You must know yourself better, be honest about your potential and capabilities
Few people have taken the trouble to truly learn about themselves
Sounds simple and easy but is not so because to truly know myself means to drop my perceptions of things and accept them as they truly are
See life clearly and your own self in reality
This step alone will require you to adjust your present view of yourself.
Can you be this honest, if not then life and your karma will give you more failures because nature will not allow you to play gamesYou must stop holding back if you want to succeed and drop the fear of not being good enough whether in relationship or competition or life situations
So many people really have a fear of success not failure and as soon as they approach success they shoot themselves in the foot to avoid success.
Think about it are you afraid of success?
Prepare professionally, cover every aspect of the activity or situation, take the time to study why the winners succeed how others handle things
There is no excuse today for not being prepared professionally, the information on everything we need is on the internet somewhere
If we are talking about relationships then ask us specific questions as this blog is open and available for such dialogue
Make sure you have the correct resources, again so often people are not fully prepared with the correct resources be they physical, mental or emotional
Have in your mind, others have been here and done this, they succeeded I will too
While I am competing or participating I will be focused because frequently lack of true 100% focus is the reason for failure
Practice focusing not just for five minutes but for longer and longer periods so that focusing becomes second nature
Understand that if we are talking about relationships then focus is also required as all too often we stop paying real attention
We get lazy, we take things for granted.
Decide that you are ready for success and truly want to go wherever it takes you
Read this blog and ask questions because failure is a big subject and cannot be fully addressed in such a short space
Good luck for all of us
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
How do you handle it?
Whatever your style; you know
So pay attention it shows you where your consciousness is
If angry; violent; moody or frustrated then time to understand that you have work to do
Work to control your emotions because if you do not then they will get you into more trouble
If they haven't already
If not to grow?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Pain has nuances
Going into these nuances can help you handle it better
An old Buddhist technique is to go into the pain until you know every facet
Know every detail
Next time you find yourself in pain
Go into it
Learn every dimension, every facet
It might not remove the pain but it will change your experience of it
Saturday, December 15, 2007
And that is the only true love, unconditional love
Unconditional love means without strings
Asking nothing from the other person
Being able to give love without demanding anything in return
And this requires a consciousness that is free of fear
Because if you have fear you cannot know unconditional love
The love must be tempered or conditioned by your fear
Only once you know and love yourself can you truly unconditionally love another
Look around you, notice how many relationships break up
How many people are not in love with each other, just using each other
More and more because the starting point was unrealistic or not honest
No, loneliness is not a good way to go into relationships
Need is not such a good basis either
So many people go into relationships confusing their desires with love
Projecting desire and illusion onto the other party
True love is simple it comes a calling once we sort ourselves
This might not be what you want to hear however it does give some clues as to why so many relationships do not survive.
Love is unconditional
Love can only be unconditional
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
None of which are very helpful or convincing
Usually we push any such thoughts to one side with just a funny feeling that they don't seem to fully resonate with us they don't feel quite right
The feeling persists that there ought to be more
Something that explains the violence and seeming senselessness of life
Often even if we have looked we have met bullshitters or other unsatisfactory answers
So we let it go and focus on our material world
Judging our life by our possessions, our position in the system
And as we age the sadness grows at the utter futility of what we are part of
Corruption everywhere - in everything, religion includedSleaze and greed
By now we are feeling the effects of declining health, broken relationships
And cling on we must for to look elsewhere at other possible ways of understanding life is to acknowledge the waste of our own lives
So we just cling on to the end
So be it
Or is there another way?
Could it be that those stories we heard about love and light have some merit after all?
How can love and light work in this insane world?
Indeed they can and if we look around we can now and then spot someone living by these rules
Not the incense burning weekend spiritualists or the professional love children in their white robes and false smiles
No once in a while you can glimpse someone who looks healthy
Someone with an emanating calmness
Yes there are those who have understood life
A smile and sureness that indicates some other life
No fanfare just quietly moving through lifeWhat have they found?
What is it they know?
How can they be love in such a screwed up world?
How can they be so serene?
Have a look it might work for you too
Who knows maybe there is a way to understand and contribute with meaning
Maybe there is even a truth out there relative or absolute who knows?
What did you think this short brutish life was really about then?
Can the complexity and intricacy of nature really be some random accident?Did consciousness really evolve without guidance?
Could it be that there really is another way to experience life?
The truth about our history is really so much more than Hollywood ever dreamed
To find this is your choice each and everyone of us must make our own choices
Use your life wisely it really is so short
Of course you will have thousands more but that is not the point
Use each life to learn the truth of things
To find how you can grow in each life
Start by finding out what the perennial wisdom is
What has been a constant throughout history
Why is it that only love matters?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Karma is the basic rule of the universe and all are governed by karma
So if you want to feel impotent at the vile actions of leaders, fine it's your choice
However understand they will pay.
Maybe it does not appear so
Probably we will never see it
But pay they will
So do not waste your time worrying or feeling impotent
Get on with your own life lead it in a moral and ethical way
Grow, learn, and move on understanding that your future lives are a function of how you behave now
The choices you make determine how you experience karma
So if you choose to live a productive, generous and healthy life
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Modern PR people would say no as they deal in lies all day long and so feel that the truth is something they create to fit any given situation
In fact they would not know truth if it came and sat on their heads
So leaving aside modern cynicism and casual corruption of the truth
Truth at our level of consciousness is relative
Absolute truth is something we cannot approach at our level of consciousness
Tough but there it is
So relative truth is still pretty useful
Because amongst other things it allows us to function more comfortably
If you are always wondering about the truth of things you place stress on yourself
This over time will lead to health breakdown or other serious problems
To live with the truth of things requires that you know the truth about yourself otherwise you have no platform to work from
Knowing the truth about yourself needs an understanding of right and wrong
Morals and ethics
Simply stated the Christian ten commandments or the Buddhist eight precepts are fine and easy to understand
Both are taken from the teachings of the perennial or ancient wisdom
The perennial wisdom being the basis of all major religions and teachings
Once these are your chosen base point then truth is easier to find in any given situation
When you chose to live in truth it takes away one source of stress in life
A major one at that
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
They look like everyone else
They often seem nice
They feign interest in you when they want something
They turn on you when in trouble
They have no humor
Little or no tolerance
And a long long memory for any real or preceived injustice
When you know people fitting this profile beware
Generally speaking they will only use you
They have no capacity for warmth or relationship
Only using others
Stay out of their way they will certainlyl harm you if not now then later
Leave nasty guys alone walk round them, do not engage
And where you must engage do so openly with absolute clarity that they are not your friends
Can never be and therefore are to be treated with extreme caution at all times
Any financial or other involving business to be conducted through legal channels
Nasty guys are just that nasty
They move amongst us usually pretending to be nice guys.
What better place to hide?
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Your foot will change direction.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
In other words time to refine and adjust your life
With so many things demanding our attention it is easy to build up clutter in our lives
Clutter that we do not notice is draining our energy and taking our time
De-clutter your life and you have time to do those things you truly want to doOnce you refine your life down to the critical few then you can add things that bring pleasure
And if you do not know what brings pleasure then start experimenting
Do something new every month.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
All their lives they have been pretending
For so long in fact that they actually believe the pretence, the lies
Lies that have built up over the years
Lies of omission
Lies of exaggeration
OK for many years even decades the lies might sustain or support you
One day however the lies will out
Of that you can be certain
Because karma cannot be avoided
Worse lies and deceit create more negative karma
So yes you can have your time in illusion
And then one day you pay twice
Once for the lies
And once for all the harm and damage you have caused
Lies are a common strategy
Honesty the more uncommon strategy today
Be uncommon live in honesty
Let life unfold as it will not as you think it ought
Stop trying to control everything
Stop manipulatingLet go of pretence
Keeping up a pretence is debilitating
It takes your energy
Over a lifetime this is not smart
Pretending is not a clever strategy
Being open to life is
Because you can feel self respect for yourself
Can like yourself
Can like life
Being open to life and experience is so much better than thinking you know best how things ought to be