Contradictory statements give deeper understanding

By Lt Col R K Langar

Sometimes apparent contradictory statements give deeper knowledge and understanding. Looks like a paradox but it is absolutely true. Again there is a tendency to express certain things about life in a negative way where as these could also be easily expressed in a positive manner. We shall study the above two aspects with examples.

Contradictory statements

“ Meet some one as if you are meeting him for the first time” is one statement . Another statement which is quite opposite to it  says “ meet some one as if you have known him for ages.” These two statements look opposite to each other but see how these give deep understanding about our conduct. Continue reading Contradictory statements give deeper understanding »

The Cost Of Being An Activist

by Gabriel of Urantia 6/11/14

I’m sure that many of the activists in neighboring Arivaca (of Pima County, Arizona) can identify to some extent with this article and my experiences. I am very proud to live in Santa Cruz County—a county that has a good number of activists for a variety of worthy causes. And I want to honor Mayor Garino of Nogales, Arizona for his valiant stance for prayer before the council meetings—a nationwide issue that went all the way to The Supreme Court.

It takes both courage and humility for the Mayor to stand up for the right of city officials to pray for some assistance higher than just themselves in meeting the many challenges of local governments. Even more ideal is when the various belief systems of the local area can be represented in these prayers. No one has to personally participate in the prayer who chooses not to, but I think providing the opportunity for those who want to appeal to a Higher Source is wise, for many reasons. Continue reading The Cost Of Being An Activist »

How to Harness the Potential of Your Intuition and Improve Your Life

by Dr. Bruno R. Cignacco (PhD)

1. Relevance of intuition

Intuition is also called sudden discernment, gut feeling, instinct, sixth sense, epiphany, aha moment, revelation or hunches. In this book it was explained that your subconscious mind is unlimited as compared with your conscious level. In that sense, your hunches are shortcuts to your unconscious mind. The subconscious level tends to communicate throughout images, sounds or sensations.

The subconscious mind makes connections in no linear ways because it has an overarching view on things. In most cases, our reasoning mind cannot understand them, for example, when you have some urges that push you in a specific direction. All intuitive insights have a relevant message to convey.  For this reason, you should always follow your intuition, whenever possible.

When you use your intuition, you are going beyond your traditional senses, such as sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste. For this reason this inner knowing is also called “sixth sense”. When you receive intuitive insights, you are likely not to be focused on your environment; instead you might be dwelling inwardly. However you don’t have to make any effort to get intuitive insights, they tend to show up spontaneously. Continue reading How to Harness the Potential of Your Intuition and Improve Your Life »

A Better World

by Dr Stewart Bitkoff

People wonder how to create a better world?
In theory, it’s fairly simple, but O so difficult to accomplish.
In each moment, try to rise higher.
In every situation, out of love,
Do your best to create the highest possible outcome.
The highest possible outcome:
Is that which helps others, self,
And the emerging higher destiny of the Universe.

And if you make a ‘mistake,’ try again.
Unintentionally, if you hurt another:  ask for their forgiveness.
And if you don’t know
What the highest possible outcome might be?
Ask for guidance from the Unseen Forces;
Then take a chance- doing the best that you can.
Then leave the outcome up to the Universe.

In some respect, you are but a player in a Game.
A very serious, joyous and multi-leveled Game:
Yet filled with endless opportunity,
Watered by Grace,
And where all ‘mistakes’ are absolved through Love.

-SB

Searching For Truth

by Dr Stewart Bitkoff

Once there was a man who traveled the highway in search of Truth. He stopped at every town and inquired. Sometimes the answers he received appeared to be useful and at other times, they did not. Always the advice he received was targeted at his worldly life: get a job, marry and have children. Or don’t work, live in a monastery and become a recluse.

Somehow these pieces of advice did not satisfy him so he kept searching. One day as luck would have it, he encountered a wise man who said, “The answer lies within.” So for many years, this traveler with the help of the wise one examined the inner world and came to see these experiences as part of the answer he was searching for. Continue reading Searching For Truth »

A Higher Call

by Dr Stewart Bitkoff

Make no mistake about it life is hard;
Filled with pain, illness, struggle
And eventual death.

Yet, the remedy to this circumstance
Is love and passion;
Passion for what you wish to be or do,
Love for another person,
Or love of a Higher Call.

When the night is dark
And you are lost in haze,
Suddenly the sun rises
And shows you the way back Home, again.

For most, this is the journey of the flesh;
Both glorious and frightening.
Remember, this duality exists
So that you might rise Higher.
You are a Child of both worlds
And are set free through love;
Embrace your destiny.
You cannot escape it.

-SB

Jesus’ Secret Healing

by Doug Simpson

When we read the accounts in the Gospels of the trial of Jesus and His sentencing by Pilate to death on the cross, it becomes rather obvious that Pilate tried his best to rescue Jesus from His destined fate, and that it was ultimately the Jewish Sanhedrin and their vociferous group of supporters that were the primary cause of the crucifixion of Jesus. Pilate had a personal reason to protect Jesus – not too long before that fateful day, Jesus had healed Pilate’s son who was afflicted with epilepsy. Here is that story as recorded in the readings of the legendary American mystic, Edgar Cayce.  Continue reading Jesus’ Secret Healing »

Conscious Peace

From the Book RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War By William T. Hathaway

I was sitting in full lotus, body wrapped in a blanket, mind rapt in deep stillness, breathing lightly, wisps of air curling into the infinite space behind my closed eyes. My mantra had gone beyond sound to become a pulse of light in an emptiness that contained everything.

An electric shock flashed down my spine and through my body. My head snapped back, limbs jerked, a cry burst from my throat. Every muscle in my body contracted ― neck rigid, jaws clenched, forehead tight. Bolts of pain shot through me in all directions, then drew together in my chest. Heart attack! I thought. I managed to lie down, then noticed I wasn’t breathing ― maybe I was already dead. I groaned and gulped a huge breath, which stirred a whirl of thoughts and images.

Vietnam again: Rotor wind from a hovering helicopter flails the water of a rice paddy while farmers run frantically for cover. Points of fire spark out from a bamboo grove to become dopplered whines past my ears. A plane dives on the grove to release a bomb which tumbles end over end and bursts into an orange globe of napalm. A man in my arms shakes in spasms as his chest gushes blood. Continue reading Conscious Peace »

Beyond The River’s Gate

New book by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

The Ancient Teaching is that the many religions are One and that humanity is one family. We have all come from the same Source, and must one day return Home. That is the cosmic journey and, here in the earth phase, there are many opportunities to go, do and create. Yet we will have missed the point of our stay, unless we come to this inner, spiritual understanding of Oneness and use this knowledge in our daily life.

The heart of this book is the point at which traditional religious teaching merges with this ancient, inner spiritual message. In today’s world, travelers often get caught-up in the smaller stream, forgetting they must travel the river to its Source; past the river’s mouth, the Ocean is waiting.

May your journey through these pages be filled with Light.

Available from Amazon and other leading bookstores

Sharing a Heartfelt Conversation on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Creating a Culture of Congruency with Personality-Integrated Individuals

Niánn Emerson Chase

I realize that gender identity and sexual orientation for any individual are very complex issues, with not only biological factors but environmental, social, and cultural elements to also consider. In our modern society, with its fast-pace and digital device onslaught, we all need to slow down and take time to have honest and thoughtful conversations about this sensitive and important subject of today’s culture. Continue reading Sharing a Heartfelt Conversation on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation »

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