Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Proof of Heaven"

I don't even have to look it up to know that Eben Alexander's book "Proof of Heaven" has created a lot of Joy, and a lot of controversy. That just happens whenever you make statements in the area, or near, religion.

It's a tale about what a top neurosurgeon experienced during week his body was in deep coma and his brain complete non-functional.

I'm about 60% through, and I find it's an excellent book. And the first half is actually a real thriller story. (Though I'm actually a bit queasy about stories about illness.) And the parts about his experiences in the spiritual realms are dazzling. I don't think one has to believe they are true, or the only truth, to enjoy them.

I was thinking a couple days about, in A Course In Miracles:
"There is no world. This is the central message of the Course."

... I realized that this is possibly the most important and profound sentence anywhere. The single most important thing about *anything*, much less a universe, must be "does it exist?"

This book does not go there, it assumes the reality of the world. ... But ACIM is, hah, "terminal". It has the End message. And on the way, many, many other messages and beliefs are helpful. And Proof of Heaven has a lot of them, very good ones.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The white feather jacket

Today as I was waking up, I had a vision dream.
A friend/helper and I was making a jacket. I asked why, I thought it was too much work. He say “feel it”. I did. At that point it seemed like leather, but soft.
And then: it was feathers. The whole jacket was made out of white, soft, beautiful feathers.
The connection to angels’ wings was obvious.

When I wear the jacket I can be anywhere. And: I can *see the truth behind anything*.
I have long thought that such an ability, or something in that direction, is probably the most valuable ability a person can have.
I can’t have that/wear it all the time, it’s too powerful for a half human. But I do believe that every time it’s used is an important step.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"YOLO" scrutinized


"Yolo", or "You Only Live Once" was taken up in the usual fine style by the Simpsons recently. Marge had a good point: "'You only live once' also means that when you die, you die!"

Indeed. I have long thought that 'you only live once' is an odd argument for living fast and taking risks. If I really believed I only lived once, I would be living as safely as possible, I'd want the one lifetime to last!
And corrolarily, if you live as many lifetimes as you need, then risks matter less, because you always get another chance, and another, and another...

And for me it's also a good argument for a very thoughtful lifetime, and developing your spirit, because you need not fear that you'd miss anything.

Monday, January 27, 2014

No bodies around


A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone. 
- Jonathan Swift


You really think a small round pellet or some fluid pushed into your veins through a sharpened needle will ward off disease and death. You really think you are alone unless another body is with you.
It is insanity that thinks these things.
- A Course In Miracles, lesson 76


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Beauty and Source



We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I find this great. Especially the last half, those three statements are extremely deep.

... "which stands related to all things"... You will notice this says that beauty is holistic. Beauty gives a hint of The All. Of Source. of Truth.

I've always felt this myself, and although I have tried for 40 years, I have yet to explain it: that when we experience beauty, it is on some level an experience of the light of Source.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The glamour of mega-violence


Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a  million and you're a conqueror. 
--  Jean Rostand

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rudeness


Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. 
-- Eric Hoffer

Monday, January 13, 2014

To stimulate thinking


I’ve come to view the quotes, and perhaps even writing in general, as being more valuable in simply stimulating the reader’s own thinking than in disseminating precise truths, if those exist. 
- Stobblehouse

Friday, January 10, 2014

Be an opener of doors


Be an opener of doors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think this short, simple sentence holds an immensely powerful direction for life.
And what's more, it's one of the few sayings which can be almost universally applied.

Every player in the great game of this universe has his role to play, and every role contributes to the rolling forth of the universe and the eventual goal it has.
But I feel that as each person progresses, he/she will find that more and more he appreciates and feels the importance of Opening Doors rather than closing them or guarding them.

It is not a trivial game. While many doors are easy and fun to open, many are difficult even to find, and more difficult yet to open, and opening them may be accompanied by trouble, fear, pain...

But each opened door is a step forward, and when the last door is open, the Universe is Holy and Done.

Eolake

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rock bottom


"When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need." - Unknown


There are only two ways out: through the rock roof, or through the rock bottom. In the big space inbetween, you still think you have fun, or at least have a chance of it.