Wednesday, January 30, 2013


 Some may  read my post and say that it seems like universalism. Though I do not hold that view, neither do I condemn it. My position is that we are all of God ,stones each unique in faith and character. When we become like bricks of man, we become a clone - which is detrimental to spirituality. Some would say you have to hold a set of doctrines or dogma and that dogma becomes the cornerstone of their faith. My discerning truth is not accepting all dogma or doctrine presented but experiencing the truth for myself. Perhaps it will be accepted or not that is my call as enlightenment or consciousness permits it. To me the basic building block of understanding that we are all different permits the spirit of love for all human beings to flow.
 I would not prescribe to universalism because that in itself would limit my knowledge. My view is  close to that of Christ and yet to be perfected. The life of Christ is the center of my being and hope to be able to live a close resemblance but neither would I be Jesus because Jesus was a unique divine being. Will just be who I am. Enlightened but ever more conscious. Knowing that love and truth are not limited to my feeble mind.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentines Day

 Here is a holiday for the shoppers. A traditional holiday that means different things to different people. To most though it means you better not forget that greeting card for the wife, and maybe chocolates or flowers. Even if it takes your last bit of spending money for the week. Of course you love your wife but this is the time to show it. Never mind the mythical cupid on the store sign shooting the arrows.
 Where did this holiday come from? We see it is a feast day honoring Saint Valentine the cupid was added later as to make it even more romantic. What should we make of this and all the feast days as they are celebrated  in many christian churches. I really do not know but a women's scorn is compared to you know where, so I buy the box of chocolates - if lucky she will share them.

 I take this time to dwell on the love we share regardless of the reason for the season. More than a helper and companion, my wife has provided children and eventually that led to grandchildren. 

 It is often questioned why even reflect on a persons life, those that were declared saints and some undeclared. It amuses me also that each religion has their saints. First and foremost the life of Christ is one to study. Yes- I do enjoy the parables and the red letter words. What is more interesting to me is the life of Christ. If you study this you will find various levels of consciousness. It is more than just a story or a history. The same with some of the saints , their lives also reflect the level of consciousness they achieved during their life times. Not to get into this too deeply because it would take volumes.
There is room in my heart for God and a wife, all is good.

For now wishing my wife a happy valentines day!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread
 We look at society over the last century and see one of the greatest peacemakers was Gandhi. With his spinning wheel he made his own clothes. With his heart he fought for human rights within the caste system and made the case for peaceful resistance to a suffering society. This great peacemaker of the 20th century was often seen with his spinning wheel making his own clothes. He made this a point not only did it give him peaceful inward meditation but it was in itself a peaceful resistance. Since Great Britain did not allow the making of clothing by indians during that time of oppression, Gandhi made it a point to make his own clothing.
 We also see that Gandhi was never awarded the Nobel peace prize though being the greatest peacemaker of the 20th century because of the politics. If we look at history we will see there is always an attempt by man to create the written history rather than the real history for future generations. That is why we really need to understand politics of the time before written history. Personally, I remember the riots during the late 60's to early 70's when Martin Luther King was alive and the many civil rights demonstrations when the students wanted to see a change not only in society but in the history books - american history books were to be re-written. They were to include the history of all people of all races  and creed. This was just an instance of what the real history was to be taught versus the recorded history and a major right for civil rights.
 Getting back to the Golden Thread , is it really about the truth? Is what we are spinning the truth or what we were told was the truth by the political climate of the time. Can we really rely on what was written in history as we have seen , Gandhi was never awarded the Nobel prize and originally the history books did not include the history of all the races. We see in the bible only the history of the Jews and not all the history of mankind. In Israel the jewish tribes of color from Ethiopia were not always accepted based on their beliefs but rejected by color. The recent re-establishment of the Ethiopian jews in Israel was not the success we would believe. They were often serving in the military but when a blood drive was given all the blood from the Ethiopian jews were thrown away. Is history often distorted by prejudice? Is religion?

 Getting back to Gandhi , the Golden Thread is truth and Gandhi was the master at spinning the golden thread. Actually the universe is made up of Spinning wheels inside of spinning wheels all trying to weave the golden thread of truth. We see the galaxy's are huge spinning wheels and we see the spiritual truth reflecting this same action of the spinning wheel. The bible states to know the truth and the truth will make you free. 

 Before we quote history or from books that are biased based on race, creed or sex we should discern the golden thread and make our garments from the truth.

Love and peace.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Metal or Meta

Metal is an element that conducts electricity according to modern translation before electricity it was usually just iron or copper. We often hear of the iron age or the copper age when man became familiar with these elements and it changed entire cultures. Iron became steel and copper became wire.
We also use metal in reference to the popular rock melodies in our time. Metal is a popular super hero Ironman in the marvel comics. It is the basic composition of the auto , bridges , building material and more. We can say it is the most physical element presence in humankind.
 Yes - metal is reality in all forms.

What is meta a word that means beyond. Usually it is something we cannot see or touch. It was often thought that the air we breathed was Meta. Before the discovery of oxygen, air was a mystical element. There were a lot of religious references to breath as it was a creative force that breathed life into man. Many creative stories were developed from the invisible air or breath.
Meta is often co-joined with other words as in metaphysics or metabolize.Metaphysical is simply something beyond reality. Where to metabolize is to make something useful as in the body our food is metabolized for intake , so the body can use it. A drug is metabolized into the body for healing , in the way an anti-biotic is used.

In religion we see a similar metabolic process in healing and other gifts such as knowledge. The spirit and not the body is the host. We are digesting spiritual content and it will either create a change for the good or make us sick. Can religion make you sick? Yes- religion can make a person sick or cause a war. We see terrorists who some will say are sick that have digested religion. Religion was often held secret because some could not digest it. In the christian faith the bible was not translated into native tongues but kept secret only some priest were allowed to read it. It was interpreted by the religious authority of the time.
Often holy books are not treated with respect even though they contain the building blocks of faith. I have my books in leather bindings of value so they cannot be mistreated. Sometimes in leather cases over the bindings. I see in the christian faith we often give bibles away and often they are taken for granted. In the Muslim religion the Quran is considered a holy book. Even more important than the mosque or temple. We should be more aware of the cultural and religious value placed on holy books in the various religions. With the advent of the electronic format it is easy to forget that. Books are still precious to many people and to some the only existing format.
Books are the medicine , the food that feeds the spirit. To the Jews the scrolls of the Torah are sacred possessions, even small verses from the Torah are kept in boxes tied to their foreheads or arms to hold them near by leather straps. With the advent of the internet and electronic tablets and I-pods we forget the value of a book or scripture. Let us not take for granted the written word as our modern appliances or convenience may tend to make us frivolous.


Om and Motion

 My first exposure was in meditation , asking God how to meditate and Om was given. Thinking it was a new discovery meditating on Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent being in vibration with the universe later discovered this was practiced since the beginning. There are volumes of studies  on Om going back thousands of years as it was thought to be the first spoken word. It is the chant that leads me into meditation and brings unity and bliss. My devotion is Om the chant, and Our Father the prayer, from there whatever is on the heart and in mind.
  My experience with Om is limited to meditation but it goes far beyond that. It actually is the chant practiced by some mystics to achieve awakening and unity. It states I am - awake. It was studied by the Greeks, the Egyptians, Himalayan holy men and many others to relate to one God. Now this may seem mystical and unrelated to Christianity but it is very real. Being aware of the greatness of God is very real toward awakening. Zechariah 4- And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, (then it goes on to reveal a vision and a prophesy about the coming Lord to be sold for 30 pieces of silver.) What is this awakening not from sleep or slumber but a realization , a word of knowledge , a prophecy. Here we are going about our daily lives thinking we are awake but are we? The prophet goes on to say not by might or by power but by my Spirit said the Lord. What is this spirit that awakens the soul - few will grasp.

 When water is still it is stagnant and becomes polluted. The mosquitoes  pests are attracted to these pools it often festers with disease. Water in motion is cleansed by the sand and the stones. It is clear and alive - living water. That is what belief is , whether it is the Hindu or the Buddhist, even the Christian without belief to set forth the motion cleansing cannot occur. Belief is so simple but few will grasp it.
How can someone belief in something beyond reality not visible. Actually what passes by our senses is not reality , we are not awakened. We sleep and dream, we awaken to another dream and finally we awaken again from the physical to a spiritual state. Some may say divine consciousness or enlightenment. It is this place where the holy men and prophets encounter angels or simply experience divine thoughts.

 Living water is belief , it becomes in motion when it is taken to heart and shared.

Thought of the day: Is it better to spend the day fasting and not eat food, or spend the day feeding the hungry.