The Kingdom is Right Where You Are

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Sep 012004
 

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Jesus, Matthew 17: 20-21) John and Mary are about […]

Aug 312004
 

The best things in life are free, But you can give them to the birds and the bees, Now give me money (that’s what I want) (from “Money” lyrics) The best things in life are free, Now that I’ve discovered what you mean to me The best things in life are free, Now that we’ve […]

Why Blanking is Good for You

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Aug 312004
 

To blank someone is to ignore the other or treat her as if she is not there. The one being blanked usually feels as if the other is staring right past or through her. Some people find being blanked upsetting. I’m here to tell you that you should never be upset when you’re blanked, on […]

Where there is no memory

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Aug 262004
 

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.” (Mark Twain) Have you ever started a relationship with someone and made a conscious decision to only accept the person as he is right at this moment? How many people do this? You want to know what the other has been doing, what makes […]

The Gods and Goddesses of the Olympics

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Aug 252004
 

I am writing this during the 2004 Olympics, which I have been following with interest. I reckon the Olympics is a perfect demonstration of mortal beliefs. These beliefs are to do with matter being real, that man has to take control over matter which has a tendency to fight back, that man’s experience is temporal, […]

What is Self-Realisation?

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Aug 242004
 

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118: 24) “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. ” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9) […]

What does the world have to offer?

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Aug 232004
 

“Master, you are wonderful” A student, asking his leave, gazed ardently at the patriarchal sage. “You have renounced riches and comforts to seek God and teach us wisdom.” It was well known that Bhaduri Mahasaya had forsaken great family wealth in his early childhood, when single-mindedly he had entered the yogic path. “You are reversing […]

Omnipresence is seeing myself in All

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Aug 212004
 

You know, everything is just like me. Even when things are not like me they are trying to be just like me. What appears to be space is filled with me and is me. It’s like I can see my reflection everywhere. Now what is true for myself is true for all. We are all […]

Why do some beliefs catch on and some don't?

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Aug 202004
 

I love observing how humans react to things. There are many collective beliefs people share, yet there are some people reject. Why is this the case? I’ve written many times that I travel by bus in London. From time to time I come across young kids. During school term and if I’m travelling between the […]

When does a whinny cease to be a whinny?

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Aug 192004
 

“There are many languages spoken by things,” the boy [Santiago] said. “There was a time when, for me, a camel’s whinnying was nothing more than whinnying. Then it became a signal for danger. And finally, it became just a whinny again.” (p. 144, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho) I have written in the past about […]

No Power in Nature

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Aug 182004
 

I am writing two days after the “flash floods” in Boscastle in Cornwall, UK, which caused mayhem and devastation leaving many people stranded that needed to be rescued by helicopters, but there were no fatalities. I watched a documentary about the floods last night and the presenter talked about the power of nature. What power […]

Love and Freedom

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Aug 172004
 

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ” (John 8:32) You know, from my experiences here on earth, I have observed that two things motivate humanity: love and freedom.

Aug 162004
 
It's only a Dream

“The substance of a dream is held in materialization by the subconscious thought of the dreamer. When that cohesive thought is withdrawn in wakefulness, the dream and its elements dissolve. A man closes his eyes and erects a dream creation, which, on awakening, he effortlessly dematerializes. He follows the divine archetypal pattern. Similarly, when he […]

Trusting the Voice Within

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Aug 142004
 

“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46: 10) “Gurus can arouse intense emotions as there is extraordinary passion in surrendering to what one perceives as a living God.” (From “The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power” by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad, by p.33) “So although most gurus preach detachment, disciples become […]

Practical Spirituality

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Aug 132004
 

“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (Jesus, John 16:24) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. ” (Isaiah 55: 8 ) I am about to get off one bus. I’m wondering whether the […]

Good, the Ultimate Spam-guard – but how much Good can you handle?

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Aug 122004
 

I was on my way to the library yesterday afternoon when I bumped into a dear friend I haven’t seen in months. She asked me whether I was about to send her one of my stories. I told her I already had. It turns out she was about to check her emails and use the […]

Beyond the Senses

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Aug 112004
 

Imagine you’re having a conversation with someone but you can’t hear anything. You ask the other to speak up as you can’t hear. The other nods and still you hear nothing. You’re getting really annoyed as you believe the other is not taking you seriously. The other may very well be speaking telepathically but since […]

Adventures within the Sacred Heart

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Aug 092004
 

Star date, 98765.3, Saturday. (Sorry, Star Trek humour). It’s another day in paradise I’m about to have a gander around the shops in the west end. I’ve been pondering over infinity. I have a thought to get out of the city and head towards Hampstead Heath. I figure I could go to Regent’s Park which […]

Aug 082004
 

This article is shared by Guy Finley Guy Finley has just released his newest book, “Apprentice of the Heart: Lessons in Life Only Love Can Teach” (WhiteCloud Press, 2004). Here psychologist Dr. Ellen Dickstein interviews the author about his new book, the true meaning of love, and how anyone can find more love in life. […]

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Aug 052004
 

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” (Jesus, Matthew 5: 44-45) “Judge not according to the appearance, but […]

Aug 022004
 

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29: 18) One thing that’s bugged me since I was a child was my eyesight. I’ve done the rounds, been to opticians, specialists and was wearing glasses for years. Every two years I would go for an eye-test and told the same story, that I have […]

Aug 022004
 

It all started when I was travelling by bus. Before I proceed, can I just say that there is a lot more to my life than travelling on buses, in case you’re wondering. No there isn’t. Anyway, it’s another day in the Year of Our Lord called Saturday. I am on a single-decker bus, an […]

Jul 312004
 

“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (Jesus, John 6:63) I know we all have our ways to access our true nature. Some of us study truth teachings from the various scriptures and other metaphysical works, some study with spiritual teachers, others practise personal development techniques etc. I […]

Jul 302004
 

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Jesus, Matthew 26:41) “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God.” (Romans 13: 1) “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the […]

Jul 282004
 

I’ve been thinking what tolerance means for me. The dictionary defines tolerance as: “The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.” “The capacity to endure hardship or pain.” (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=tolerance) There was a time not too long ago when I was sick of living in the UK and […]

To Remember is to Forget

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Jul 272004
 

I was travelling on the bus, again. I highly recommend it, very entertaining experience. We arrived at Euston station. I heard a man speaking to his young daughter. “Do you know what station this is?” “Is this where we say goodbye to mummy?” she said. “No, this is where we usually greet mummy,” her dad […]

The Search for Meaning

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Jul 262004
 

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?” (Ecclesiastes 1: 2-3) “I don’t know why I like him. I just do.” (From the lyrics “So Emotional” sung by Whitney Houston) “It is the spirit that quickeneth; […]

All Good is Ever Present

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Jul 242004
 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) We already have access to all good but one reason why it is not manifested is because of our concept of time, that time passes. Did you know that when you realise that time doesn’t pass, the experiences that the historical Jesus […]

The Cosmic Being

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Jul 232004
 

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17: 28) One of my favourite pastime is sitting at a bookshop. Sometimes I sit in the coffee bar section enjoying a drink. I also love sitting in those comfy chairs browsing or having a cat-nap. Bliss! I am sitting at a bookshop […]