18 September 2007
I walked past a booth where I had in my mind to look for crystals originating in Arkansas.
Well, the owner and two other guys were blocking the walk way so I said excuse me.
The owner said thats ok just shove us by if we are in the way.
Well, I wasn't sure if I was being rude or if he thought I was being rude so I replied very kindly I am sorry I did say excuse me.
I looked around but didn't see any crystals that were small or in the price range I needed so I left.
As I stood in the walk way a gentleman walked up to me and said here...this is for you I hope I didn't offend you.
He put a small crystal point (but nice size) in my hand that had barnacles on it. He told me it was an Arkansas crystal as a gift.
I told him no, he did not offend me and thank you for the point that was very kind.
Barnacle crystals are old soul crystals and the barnacles are younger crystals attracted to the wisdom of the old soul crystal.
Again, thank you dear one for the lovely gift!
17 September 2007
carries us down
roads we never expected....
sometimes we are presented
with choices....and we can do
nothing but make the best
choice we can in that moment.
sometimes we make choices
that are full of goodness and positivity....
sometimes we make choices
that in hindsight were not the best
choices, but they were the choices
we made with the knowledge given
and the circumstances presented.
every choice has both positive
and negative consequences.
choices that enhance one life
choices that subtract from another
what happens when you make a choice
and later realise that the information you
were given was doctored? was untrue?
you accept the fact that you made the best
choice you could at the time...you know in your
all you can do is accept your choice
make peace with yourself and move forward.
The New Year, according to the Jewish calendar,
has dawned. A new year and a new space.
To any I have offended, knowingly and unknowingly
please accept my apology.
Surface value is merely superficial...and we know not
another's heart, only the One knows...and to us
in this life, all is veiled...for a time being.
Circumstances are not always as they seem.
Forgiveness does not mean acceptance or approval.
Forgiveness means letting go of anger and desire
When you forgive someone that has hurt you it does not
mean you have to now speak to them as if nothing happened
or that you have to embrace them when you see them.
You have simple let go of the pain and you have moved forward.
They are neutral in your eyes--in all ways.
12 September 2007
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
11 September 2007
Because only if you have it for yourself can you
truly have it for others.
May you seek the Light in all that you do.
Because only when you seek the Light
will you readily see the Light in others.
May you be Peace, breathe Peace and carry
Peace in all that you do.
Because only when you are Peace will you be able
to make Peace with others.
Life is not always so easy.
Life is not always so hard.
May you see the rainbow
through every storm.
May you see the love even
through harsh words.
May each good thing that happens
to you serve as a lesson and as a blessing.
May each not so good thing that happens
to you serve as a leasson and even as a blessing.
For every door that closes
another door will surely open, but your eyes and heart
must be open and willing to walk through.
You will only receive greater blessings when you
allow doors to close when they are timed to close.
Love is your soul's purpose.
10 September 2007
Faith is the mightiest tool ever given to humankind for transformation
and for turning dreams into realities.
The Decree of Faith
I no longer confuse what I seem to be with who I really Am.
Knowing Who I Am, I still my mind, greet my courage, and seed myself
Here in my solitude, I Am not burdened by thoughts of the past.
I have no fear of the future.
Divorced from past and future,
I have faith that Life in all of its infinite wisdom will take care of
Holding positive faith, I know all situations will be resolved in Divine
without my control.
The Consciousness that brought my Spirit here
is the Consciousness that will guide me safely through my life
the instant I allow it to.
My path is illuminated by Divine Light
as I take each step toward my Divine nature.
Every question I have is met with an answer when I still my mind to
I have faith in the power of the Love that I Am
and my way is made clear.
I take each step forward with faith and love.
This moment I bind myself to positive faith and allow the power of good
to surge around and through me.
I Charge myself with radiant I Am Light
and embrace all power given to me from above me and within me.
My faith and courage dispel the limits and inhibitions of my past,
and I intend to live each day from this moment on in faith,
elevating my consciousness and being lifted into the future of myself.
I Am indeed blessed
. . . and so it is.
Please feel comfortable to pass this on along with The World Puja
08 September 2007
Esotericism - What Is It?
by Andrew Schneider
The word 'esoteric' simply means that which is inner, contrasted with that which is outer or 'exoteric'. Esotericism is therefore the body of knowledge or wisdom about all aspects of life which are within, behind, or beyond the outer appearance, form, or expression of life's many aspects.
True knowledge or wisdom is not something we can acquire solely by using our minds and brains, learning it in an academic way. It can only be gained by experience. Experience does not imply doing something physically, but rather necessitates a direct contact between one's consciousness and a state of energy. For example, if you meet someone who has just suffered a severe loss and you attune to that person, feeling what they feel, you have an experience that can make you a wiser person, knowing more about the nature of loss and its consequent pain. If, however, you are able to experience that person at a deeper level of being, you will gain the wisdom of knowing the real purpose of the loss and its meaning in that person's life.
To have this deeper experience requires the ability to have conscious awareness of Soul, or Higher Self. To take this example even further, if you have conscious awareness of the Planetary Soul you would be able to experience the person's loss in the light of all losses that everyone experiences and see what place loss has in the unfolding intelligent and loving life of the planet. The wisdom derived from such experience would be very profound.
What is esoteric cannot, as you see, be neatly and simply defined or confined to narrow parameters. There are many levels of what is inner, and many dimensions of energy states that can be experienced.
Behind every phenomenon exists a 'world' of energies. It is energy which produces phenomena or forms when it descends or manifests in the lower three worlds of thought, feeling, and physical matter. Beyond these worlds are other formless but real worlds or dimensions of life energy.
All of that which exists is some type of energy that has its source in ultimate simplicity or purity of formless energy. For reasons beyond our comprehension, we perceive this simple energy manifesting itself by degrees in greater complexity. As it does so, it descends through many levels of expression, first formless and then formed. When it is formed, we experience it with our form nature -- our bodies, emotions, and brain-minds. When it is still formless we can, however, also experience it with the formless aspects of our individual consciousness -- namely our higher minds, intuition, Soul, and Spirit.
Every stepping down of energy from a higher (simpler and more inclusive) state to a lower (more complex and particular/exclusive) state is cause-producing-effect. It is the higher state of energy, being cause, that is the purpose and meaning of every lower state or effect. If we do not relate to or search for the cause, if we do not attempt to experience beyond phenomena, we cannot know the higher purpose or meaning of anything, least of all ourselves.
It is also this level of cause which is the quality of a thing or person. Quantity is a measure of the outer characteristics, such as size, physical features, weight, etc. Quality is an indication of the energy which produces the form. It is through the experience of quality that we are able to direct energy, including our own, and actually become it to the point where we are able to function as conscious causes rather than unconscious effects of life. This ability enhances our power, enables us to love unconditionally, and opens the door to true understanding.
What makes us who we are is our individuality. We usually equate our individuality with our personality (physical body, emotions, brain-mind). The personality is but the outer or exoteric expression of individuality. The Soul is the inner or esoteric expression of individuality. Being esoteric, it is of a higher energy state more inclusive, more creative and causative, and therefore more real and central to our being.
As consciously aware Soul beings, we can and do serve in our capacities as Redeemers, Saviors, and Interpreters. We function as the mediating principle between higher and lower, bringing the energies from higher sources down to earth, anchoring and grounding them. We relate the formless causes to the formed effects; we embrace the form worlds as meaningful creations of our unconditional love, and we bring clarity and purpose to all that happens.
The principal means whereby the higher energies are grounded is by incorporating them consciously in ourselves and expressing them through our thoughts, feelings, and actions as virtues and qualities of being, such as kindness, sharing, sacrifice, discipline, unconditional love, forgiveness, acceptance, patience, etc. -- in short, all quality reflective of truth, goodness, and beauty, producing ever-increasing oneness or unity.
Esotericism as a Way of Life
Esotericism as a way of life is an art. It is the art of living from the inner reaches of one's being. As art it is based on sensitive, intuitive perception, open to inspiration. And as true art it is a creative way of being, expressive of true universality. But it is also a science -- a science of the soul of things. It has its own terminology, methods of procedure, and laws. Esoteric science, for example, reasons from the universal to the particular, as opposed to materialistic, exoteric science which reasons from the particular to the general -- seldom even reaching the universal.
Esotericism involves an effort to live attuned to the inner realities of life. We need to look beyond the quantitative and discover the quality latent within every form. We need to view the apparent meaninglessness of so many events and uncover the meaning behind them. We need to realize that behind every human expression or natural occurrence lies the presence of unconditional love. If we do this, our lives will be immensely enriched, led by the attractive power of purpose which animates every cause and every effect.
To help us live esoterically there are several suggestions that can prove beneficial:
This article was excerpted from the book The Mysteries Revealed: A Handbook of Esoteric Psychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality, published with permission of New Falcon Publications, http://www.newfalcon.com
a. Make a decision to know yourself more in terms of the qualities you are -- that is, discover your uniqueness.
b. Begin a dialogue with your Higher Self, the Soul that you are, to develop discrimination between the personality 'voices' that are limiting and illusory, and that 'still small voice' that is your own inherent wisdom.
c. Conduct a daily review of motives before retiring for the night. Mentally go back over the day (in reverse order, if possible) and acknowledge your motivation in the various things you said or did. Some will have been motivated by selfishness and separatism. Do not label or judge any thought or action as good or bad. The point of the exercise is to become conscious of unconscious motives. By becoming conscious, you increase your freedom and power to choose in the future.
d. Keep a journal in which you make a daily notation about any insights you may have experienced during the day. This practice opens the doorway to further insight gained by intuition and allows the Soul more access to the personality.
e. Practice concentration or focusing the mind. Just as the Soul is the link between life and form, so the mind is the link between Soul and personality. The vast majority of humanity cannot control the mind and direct its searchlight for understanding where it wants. Living more in emotions and the past, the individual usually finds the mind to be controlled or conditioned by these. If the mind is to be the vehicle for higher exploration and deeper penetration, we must learn to control it. We can learn to do this by voluntarily directing our attention to what we choose and holding our attention on it for as long as we decide, always returning to the object of focus when the mind wanders. A simple way of practicing this is to keep your mind on what you are doing.
f. Start a routine of daily meditation.
g. Look for meaningful connections between:
- Apparently unconnected events
- Parts and the whole
h. When you experience something, ask your Self why you are experiencing it -- that is, what is the cause? What is the meaning? What is the purpose? There are many levels of response to all of these questions. Keep asking 'why?' to take you to the limits of your awareness. Do not become overly preoccupied with this exercise as too much questioning will rob you of the enriching possibilities of pure and simple experiencing.
07 September 2007
The Interfaith Minister embraces all positive spiritual paths including Shamanism and earth-based traditions, often being called upon to heal gaps between the many disparate religious faiths.
The Esoteric Minister serves humanity by studying and expounding the inner secrets of the ancient religions. The word Esoteric means "knowledge for the chosen few."
The Spiritual Minister is most concerned with actual experience of the Divine Presence, the mystical connection between seeker and God/Goddess.
The Psychic Minister serves the Divine by use of extra-sensory skills and conscious interaction with the multi-verse (universe).
06 September 2007
03 September 2007
Self love is far from being selfish.
Self love gives one the ability
to truly love others.
True self love is not selfish.
Do you love yourself?
When you look in the mirror
can you smile back at your self with love
And with a sense of humility?
Not false humility.
Not false humbleness.
Being humble is not about walking
around with your head dropped down.
Humility is not about showing how
worthless you are.
Being humble is not about how low
you can hang your head or how well
you can blend into the background.
Being humble or having a sense of humility
is, perhaps, about understanding your place
Understanding that one of your occupations
is to show love to others.
Knowing that you are eternally a student.
That there is more for you to know.
Even that you evaluate yourself and realise
that there is more, more to learn, more to grow
no matter what goals, degrees, recognition or
socio-economic realms you have obtained.
You have not forgotten where you come from
or how far you have yet to sojourn.
And you are truly no different than the beggar
on the corner.
Do you love yourself?
If you do not have love for yourself how can you truly believe you have love for others?