Religious or Spiritual?

After a long journey experiencing Christianity and studying other major religions, I have found religions are one path to our long journey seeking the truth. For the most part religions are a set of rules, rituals and beliefs made up by man for others to follow.

On any spiritual journey, finding commonality among religions is always helpful in our search of the Way. Ancient texts have much to offer if applied properly to your journey.

In the Dialogue of the Savior, Jesus said, “ When I came among humanity, I opened the door to the Way. I showed the path that you must follow. You will find it within religious-wheelyourselves.”

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishana said, “ I have revealed to you the most secret doctrine…Those who are able to see it have seen the light .”

Buddha said, “Words cannot describe what the Way is, but do no lose sight of it, for then it might be lost forever.”

And in the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu said, “I seek to understand and walk the Way so that I do not lose sight of it. The Way is not complex, nor is it hidden from anyone. People just choose to ignore it.”

We are all spiritual beings living in a 3 D world seeking and looking for the truth or the Way. We are all living in this moment where information is at our fingertips. We all have special knowledge and/or abilities that we will not find in any religion, but only within ourselves.

The Gnostic Gospels, over 50 texts discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, include ‘secret’ gospels poems and myths attributing to Jesus sayings and beliefs which are very different from the New Testament. You can find them in the the Nag Hammadi Library. Why were they left out of the new testament?

The Gospel of Thomas has 114 sayings of Jesus. These are secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.

(1) And he said, “Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.”

(2) Jesus said, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.”

Just the first two passages gets your attention. The second one was somewhat puzzling until I came across something that happened in the recent past. The Law of One is an exact transcript from tape recordings during channelling episodes by Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert and James McCarty starting in 1981 and ending in 1984. During those three years they spoke with Ra, a humble messenger of the Law of One. The Law of One states that there is only One, and that One is the Infinite Creator.

Is Reincarnation for Real?

reincarnationcycleBuddhism, Hinduism and Jainism have adopted reincarnation as part of their mainstream teachings and there are other sects of other religions that incorporate reincarnation on a smaller level, such as Kabbalah and Druze.

According to The Law of One,  this life is a training ground, to learn to love unconditionally and to be of service to others.  We get a chance to get it right not once, or twice but a number of times through reincarnation, not just here, but throughout the universe. The Law of One Society provides more insight.

If life is a test and we are held accountable for our actions, how do you want to score on the test?  It is free will, so you get to choose.  The penalty for getting it wrong is that you’re get to do it again, but there is a catch: you do not remember; that is, unless you’re a child.  There are many stories from children supporting reincarnation and many case studies supporting reincarnation from a scientific approach with past life videos.

reincarnationSo let’s assume, we do not learn and we are reincarnated when we die.  You could be a male or female of any ethnic group, in a completely different culture, rich or poor, with or without physical or mental handicap.  If you have learned, you evolve.  The Law of One,  with a searchable database and also on this video.  All religions were given the same message and are considered equal and even provides answers to some age-old questions.

Life is our testing ground and we all have free will, to choose what we believe and what we do.  Could be as simple as learning to love and be a service to others.

Why Does Evil Exist?

There is an age old question of why God allows evil to exist.  Sacred texts such as the Bible, Vedas, Quran, Tanakh, just to name a few, have been trying to explain that and our purpose for centuries. Man is probably more confused today than ever before. Religions do not seem to fill that void so spirituality takes over. Research has proven meditation and prayer can change our brains but still does not answer the question, only provides some insight for our spiritual side.

So why does God allow evil to exist? Consider, this life may be our testing ground. Free will, the right to choose, how we live may be the test. Do we live to serve ourselves or do we live to serve others? Do we love unconditional or do we really know what love means? What happens if we don’t learn? So many unanswered questions throughout the ages. cropped-inh.jpg

However, in 1981 to 1983, there was a message to the world. The first book, “The Law of One”, was published in 1984. There was very little press and no meaningful way to get the information to the world until recently. The Law of One took three years to finalize and publish, and was channeled through an entity called RA, a humble messenger of the infinite creator. In his message, RA talks about world events past and present, i.e. why there is evil, where we came from, why we are here where we are going. There is no religion affiliation and it is available free to anyone who is seeking the truth. You decide if it is a message from God, after all it is free will.

Change is in the Air

Spirituality is diminishing religion and religion is trying to adapt to spirituality.  We have all struggled with the difference between the two paths.  That is the reason for free will.

Growing up on a farm in a small rural Christian community in Midwest US no doubt shaped my values and belief system and not from a positive perspective.  I learned at a very young age that we all die.  I was also taught that the only way to heaven was to follow the beliefs of my church or otherwise burn in hell forever.  This did not seem right to me even at a young age and that was the beginning of my journey to seek the truth.

Religion is a system of certain beliefs, rules, and rituals that brings communities togetherimages-12 socially.  Additionally, it provides a foundation of understanding to that community regarding how they should live, worship, and achieve eternal life.  There are around 4200 different religions worldwide with different belief systems.

Unlike religion, Spirituality looks outside the box with no boundaries or dogma.  It is about free will, love, compassion, joy and service to others; it is specific to each individual with no set rules, beliefs or rituals.  It is a personal journey to connect with our creator.  Spirituality is unique to each person, but generally it could be defined as seeking to share the love of the Creator as it is known to one’s inner self.  Is that the yearning that has been missing in our  lives or the feeling that we were destined to do something?  Maybe you are meant to do something.  Pay attention and you will be surprised what you will see.

Dr. Andrew Newburg, Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, provided insight into our spiritual brains.  His research included how our brain changes after analyzing brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals and various trance states.  One of his many conclusions is that the main reason God won’t go away is because our brains won’t allow God to leave. Our brains are set up in such a way that God and religion become among the most powerful tools for helping the brain do its thing—self-maintenance and self-transcendence.because-it-is-so-unbelievable-the-truth-often-escapes-being-known-quote-1

Most of us are seeking.  Jesus said in the Book of Thomas “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds.  When he finds, he will become troubled.  When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.”

What did he mean?  We will discuss that next time.

Pay It Forward

There is a movement shaking the ground we walk upon today.  I’m not speaking of a movement for change, but a movement of change.  This change is not positive nor is it conducive to a happy healthy world.  We no longer reach out a hand to help but reach out a hand to hurt.  Our words are no longer meant to comfort but meant to slash and belittle. Our hearts no longer hurt for those in pain or those who cannot help themselves; as they are too full of hatred and anger or indifference.

Yet in all this bleakness a light shines, the light of our children.  An eight (8) year old boy who sees his friend unable to eat a hot lunch at school because he had no funds raises money to feed 3000 students hot meals daily at school.  A thirteen (13) year old girl begins making fleece blankets to send to orphanages around the world after her brother, who served as a missionary, came home to tell his family stories of the children suffering; there are now children in ten (10) states participating in her program.  A ten (10) year old girl who, after visiting her grandmother in a nursing home, starts a band that serenades the elderly to show them they have not been forgotten.  Children around the world are paying it forward; making a difference in hopes of making a better world.

As parents we hold our children close, teaching and molding them into the adults of tomorrow; yet today we find we have as much to learn from them as they do from us.  As adults we have become cold, callous and indifferent to our neighbors and our world.  We close our doors at night locking ourselves in and the rest of the world out.  Unfortunately, along with the locked doors we have locked our hearts as well.

It is time for a new movement, a movement of love, compassion, caring, and appreciation. A movement that brings a tear to our eyes again, that rattles our soul and envelopes our hearts with more happiness than we could ever imagine.  The change our world needs begins with us.

To each of us I challenge to Pay It Forward, smile and hold the door open for a stranger, check on your elderly neighbor, reach the top shelf for someone at a grocery store, hold a child’s hand to comfort, pay for a meal for someone who otherwise would not eat, smile at strangers for no reason.  Close your mind and live through your heart, be the person to others that you would find comfort in yourself.

Meditation can make the world a better place

Research suggests that meditation may physically change the brain and body and could potentially help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors.

person-meditatingScientific proof  global meditation can change the world. So much so that Merseyside, England, went from being third highest recorded crime rate to the lowest-ranked city in England during the time of group meditation.

Other cities around the world had similar affects when groups of people meditated at the same time each day. In physics that affect is referred to the unified field theory (UFT), waves of vibration flow from everything in the universe affecting the collective consciousness. When the practice of group meditation stopped, the crime rate started rising again.

Based on Hindu Scripture, meditation has been practiced since 1500 BCE, starting as a religious practice. The practice spread to China and India around the fifth century BCE and other forms of Meditation developed including Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

From a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual standpoint, the benefits of meditation are countless. Just imagine 10,000 people meditating at the same time each day with the same intention of service to others with unconditional love and compassion regardless of differences. That is the goal of a group called Meditation Warriors. It is a small community that meditates daily in the comfort of their homes  from 10-30 minutes each day at 8:00 in the morning and/or evening world wide.

 

Hearts Wanted

The Native Americans had it right when it comes to our home, mother earth.

Native American Ten Commandments

1. The Earth is our Mother, care for her.4117767a1beb432d6524a91cb431981e

2. Honor all your relations.

3. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.

4. All life is sacred, treat all beings with respect.

5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.

6. Do what needs to be done for the good of the all.

7. Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each new day.

8. Speak the truth: but only of the good in others.

9. Follow the rhythms of nature: rise and retire with the sun.

10. Enjoy life’s journey but leave no tracks.

Native Commandments
Jasper Saunkeah, Cherokee

The way of the Warrior reminds us we have a responsibility to mother earth. Our home is being ravaged from the land, air and sea. Join us and become a Meditation Warrior  and with just 15 minutes a day in the privacy of your home, not only to you help yourself, but our home, mother earth.

Our Way

Here we are, in this moment of time, where the people of the Mother Earth need to come together to save our home.  As a whole the human race, regardless of spirituality or religion, should honor and cherish Mother Earth; however, we have failed as stewards of the earth.  Followers of religion make up 85% of the earth’s population.  Mother Earth gives us life, provides food and water, and cleans the air we breathe with trees and plants. She provides us with every opportunity to live in harmony with our families, friends and nature.  So if 85% of the world population has spiritual and religious values why are we not doing our job as stewards?   Mother Earth is being polluted daily.  Corruption at the highest levels causeswasteland-1 pollution to our lands and waters, poisoning the air we breathe, the food we eat and killing all nature in its wake. Ocean life and bees are dying, species are being driven to extinction.  We are told what they  want us to believe and like slaves, we think we have no choice but to listen as they continue another day of onslaught of Mother Earth.  If we don’t act, then Mother Earth will be destroyed.  Earth Warrior, a term you may have never heard, is emerging and you can be part of it.  It has already started, listen to the video Earth Warrior.

We live in a time where we can communicate with each other instantly across the world. We live in a time where Mother Earth needs us.  That is not a coincidence.  This is our moment.  The way we can save Mother Earth and all life therein, is to create a new way of life; with love, gratitude, appreciation, compassion and caring for our home.  jesus02We need earth warriors, people that will take this endeavor seriously and be part of the change.  No experience required and no age limit, all peoples of the world are being asked to participate.  Mass meditation is the Way.  Jesus, Krishna, Buddha and Tao Tzu all spoke of the Way in our ancient texts.

In the Dialogue of the Savior  Judas asked Jesus, “How do we find the Way?” Jesus answered, “By developing love and compassion.”

Krishna said in the Bhagavad Gita, “Those who find the Way are those who have love and forgiveness in their heart.”

Buddha said in the Dhammapada, “No one can understand the Way unless they have pure hearts.”

Tao Tzu said in the Tao Te Ching, “The perfect man is one whose sins are forgiven. He becomes the way.

The way for the human race to save Mother Earth is to meditate and/or pray at the same time each day images-6with the same intention.  But for now, we need you, your friends and everyone in your family to have the will and commitment to save our home, Mother Earth.  Meditation can be learned by anyone in the family and you can do it every night at 8:00 PM  in the comfort of your home.  Consider it training for the big event when we spread continuous love,  gratitude, appreciation,  compassion and caring all over the world. Mother Earth needs all peoples from all walks of life to join together to save our home.

Meditation and/or prayer is beneficial to your overall health and well being.  It will change your life and save our home.  We are at war and our only weapon is us, the 85%.  We have a divine spark within us that once ignited will save and create the world that all want to live.

It is time for all people and all religions, including Christian, Judaism, Muslim, Hindu, Taoism and Buddhism to name a few, to come together for a common cause.  This is not what our creator intended, and as stewards of the earth, we have failed.  Our ancestors, different religious-wheelcultures, religions, and beliefs have so much to offer and we are told to seek the truth.  The earth is our home and we all have responsibility to save it from this destruction.  We are not different races, but one race, the human race, with a divine spark within us.  If we ignite that spark we can save ourselves and the world we live.

“For the Muslim, humankind’s role on earth is that of a Khalifah – vicegerent or trustee of Allah. We are Allah’s stewards and agents on Earth. We are not masters of this Earth; it does not belong to us to do what we wish. It belongs to Allah and He has entrusted us with its safekeeping.”  –His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” –Buddha

Are you willing to walk the path, the Way, as our ancients have so eloquently spoken?  Are you willing to be an earth warrior for our homes’ survival?  images-11Are you willing to work to free the world to defeat the onslaught of Mother Earth before it is to late?  If so, go to Meditation Warrior to learn about meditation and get in the habit of meditating every evening at 8:00 PM your time.   Then you will have an opportunity to move to the next level.

The Ankh Cross represents life , male and female, balance, zest, joy of life, energy and love for Mother Earth.  From the spiritual point of view the ankh represented the key to all hidden knowledge.  We all have have a great power within us, we just have to discover it through Meditation and prayer.

You can help by either joining us at Meditation Warrior  or follow Inspirations.   Please pass this message on to all your friends, post it on your blog or Facebook page or send it through email and include this message in your place of worship and monasteries.   It is time to take back our home before it is too late.

You can see some of the onslaught on these sites:

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/

http://www.seashepherd.org/

http://earthfirstjournal.org/

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/

 

 

 

Healing Yourself

The human body has the power to heal itself, but with the all the toxins in our water, food, and air we consume today, it has become a challenge.  When we are born through the birth canal, we receive our mother’s immunity properties so we can begin our life outside the womb.  Today our children are bombarded with vaccinations dictated by the pharmaceutical companies through our elected officials.  That is another story.  Let’s focus on our wellbeing.

The first step is that you must have the will to want to change in order to heal.  Changing old habits is one of the most difficult things to overcome.  This is about transformation, changing bad habits that have been ingrained for years.

The second step is daily meditation.  Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference.  It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra.  Practicing daily meditation turns your attention away from distracting thoughts and bad habits and focuses on the present moment.  The benefits are countless.

The third step is to maintain a positive attitude.  Attitude is a way of thinking or feeling about our surroundings that reflect our behavior.  Energy affects our attitude.  We all process energy and it is difficult to define or measure the energy state of an individual person.  A person’s energy is also referred to as Chi, a Chinese word meaning aliveness, life force energy or life breath.  It is also known as Ki, Qi or Prana.  This energy has two main expressions, an outward and inward flow known as yin and yang.  Just think about the times you are around negative people and how you felt.  Chi gong, yoga, Tia Chi exercises may increase your positive energy and your overall well-being.

The fourth step is the diet, what we put into our bodies.  You are what you eat and it is getting more difficult to get fruits and vegetables full of nutrition and free of chemicals, but that is the goal.  The main rules of thumb are to practice moderation, cut out sugars and snack food, increase fruits and vegetables and limit meat.  Juicing raw organic or pesticide free fruits and vegetables 1-3 times a day gets positive results.  Wheatgrass is also known for its healing abilities and it is not difficult to grow your own.

The fifth step is exercise.  The body is made to move.  That does not mean you have to go to a gym but you do need to be aware of your movement.  Walking, house and yard work, taking care of children or family, going to work, and gardening all contribute to a person’s movement.  If you have a job that causes you to be sedentary for a large part of the day you may want to consider a gym or walk during your lunch break if you have a busy schedule.

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Healing is not just about what you consume, but about the entire body.  The will to make positive life changes, meditation, proper diet and exercise are all part of healing process. It takes time so just stick with it.