Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Circles within Circles


She talked about circles within circles...- the fractal (holographic) nature of the universe, which is actually what Gregg Braden's book Fractal Time is about (I just finished reading it). The ancients also knew this wisdom in the Hermetic dictum "As above, so Below"...

Braden describes how Einstein determined that space and time are inseparable...we live in  a space-time continuum. The patterns in physical nature are due to fractal geometry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal, repeating patterns with patterns...as above so below...the holographic universe is another description of this - see  Michael Talbot -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Talbot_%28author%29 and holography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hologram So, a change at one point/place in the universe also occurs at every other point/place.

If space and time are inseparable and matter is energy then time is also an energy, which also exists in fractal patterns that repeat themselves in cycles or as waves that propagate through space-time!

According to quantum physics, all possible futures genuinely exist in the fabric of reality as possibilities - some are more probable than others, but the fractal waves of time set the conditions for the probabilities of these possible events, but it isn't a linear relationship...since the state of our consciousness is capable of altering those events...things that look probable, which are manifestations of lower energy don't happen (higher energy always trumps lower energy in terms of frequency, amplitude etc), things associated with higher energies...joy, peace, love, harmony, coherence do happen...and the energies of 2012 - this period in time that the ancients spoke of - this is our opportunity to help change the world.


We are all being given a choice..when we make choices in our lives from a state of expanded consciousness we allow more possibilities for growth and evolution to manifest themselves...so, everyone, whether they realise it or not, is caught up in that energy.  We don't achieve change by fighting for it, by struggle...we effect change by applying
the energy of the universe through us - by Being, which is of course within us - to help manifest this change at the choice points we have in the quantum flux of energy, which is time....that is the Doing - also called Right Action!

So, there are circles within circles and cycles within cycles...beautiful! 






Monday, August 13, 2012

Accepting the Gifts

Nothing happens by chance ... ....I picked up a book on Controversies on Science today and I thought to myself, "I wonder if there's anything in here about Alfred Russell Wallace?" (co-discoverer of theory of evolution) as he was quite a controversial character and became very interested in metaphysics and spiritualism. He thought that evolution was a much more guided process than the Neo-Darwinists believe. And, Lo and behold, I randomly opened the book to the page on Wallace! I literally did Laugh Out Loud! Again, wonderful.....

I love it when those kinds of coincidences/synchronicities happen and really enjoy them... such things will begin to happen more and more as our intuition develops and we trust in the flow of the Universe! :-) 

And, I'm not saying that I'm an expert by any means...sometimes I go for days without anything like that happening, but it's nice to accept those gifts when they appear....



 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heart Opening

The heart opens at the appropriate stage of the inner journey....at that point, great progress has been made and then it seems to me there is a kind of a positive feedback loop from which there is no escape. Who would want to escape from such feelings?!

The more love, joy and bliss we feel in our hearts, the more this is reflected back to us from the world, our circumstances and the people we attract into our lives and then these experiences produce more love and joy in our hearts... 

To be able to integrate these feelings into very day life is helped when we become conscious of our breathing, a deep relaxation, and the feelings in the heart spread. It is amazing how it becomes ones natural ‘state of Being’.

God/Universal Consciousness/All That Is can then do his/her work through us when we surrender to the moment, the natural flow of things, when we accept and let go....when we swim with the currents of energy flowing in our hearts and become open to what the Universe has to offer us. These gifts we then accept with humility and thanks.

  


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Where is my Trust and Faith Today?

I keep feeling where is my trust and faith today? Rather than staying centred I am noticing I am off balance.....on the plus side though, when I stop, slow down and breathe I can feel myself getting back to centre again and feel the bliss inside...still there but a bit buried....I feel like saying “stuff it all” today and going and sitting on a park bench all afternoon (like Eckhart Tolle did in London for 2 years after his spiritual awakening!), but I can’t sadly.

I guess it is just fine to accept the way we feel...why fight it?....just be...whether happy, frustrated, sad, ill! Just Be! And the point is to stay in the World, rather than becoming reclusive, to be able to find the centre within us, however we are feeling ....our true eternal self is always there in the background...staying calm and knowing the wider truth of the universe, even if sometimes we can’t see it.




 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Porpoises

I just got back from a great run - up over the hill and along by the sea. I did some exercises on the beach and then jumped in the sea for a few minutes. I didn't swim (waves too high and the tide in), but  it was so invigorating. I sat on the beach and watched the sea for a while. It is such a nice day - perfect blue sky, blue green sea and lots of seagulls and other wildlife.

A little further along the beach I noticed at least 2 porpoise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porpoise) diving in and out of the sea as I ran along. I hadn't seen them before - they were wonderful, although I couldn't see them too well as they were a distance from the shore. 

I looked up the spiritual meaning of porpoise - "denotes spiritual guidance, or humanitarian nature"...funny thing was, I had a brief chat to an old gentleman who said hello to me. I told him about the porpoise. He was pleased to hear this, then asked if they like warm water. I said I didn't know - then he said, quite profoundly, "The world is changing and we have to stay positive". " Have faith" I said..he looked at me and then said "Yes, have faith"! I said "it was nice talking to you" and off I ran..... it was one of those special meetings/synchronicities ...really profound...an important message I think!



 

Friday, August 3, 2012

A Blessing.....

May you have, peace, love and blessings in your life,
And may you notice them even in the smallest things.

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Invocation of the Dawn - Kalidasa

"Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!"

Invocation of the Dawn - Kalidasa. Originally from Sanskrit

http://sanskritists.livejournal.com/23714.html