Saturday, August 30, 2014

The End of Summer is Near!

     That's right! What are you going to do if you take one of your last trips of the season, when you have your perfect view all staked out, you have your sunblock slathered on, you have your favorite beverage within arm's reach, and you have nothing to read?  Prevent that disastrous possibility now by ordering your copy of The Gemini Bond.  Hurry!  The end of summer is near!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Roller-Coaster for the Logical Brain, Part 3

     In the last post, I alluded to the idea that the triangle may have some meaning to those of us who research Twin Souls.  Imagine a triangle, with the point on top and the two other angles sitting at the bottom:

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     Now, imagine that the goal of all of us, as described by the poets and mystics, is to attain oneness with the One (the point at the top of the triangle).  One of the teachings concerning Twin Souls is that one of our final acts before attaining that Oneness is to balance the male and female sides of our personality. That's an inside job, achieving perfect equality of the two angles at the base of the triangle.  Another teaching says that we must unite with our Twin Soul in order to achieve Unity. That is both external and internal. The figure of the triangle all points to this, see? 
     And if that completely blows your logical mind, that's OK, too.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Roller-Coaster for the Logical Brain, Part 2

     Recently, I was watching one of my favorite TV programs for taking my mind on those death-defying leaps of logic.  It has to do with aliens and their supposed influence on humanity.  Anyway, this particular episode intrigued me because it had to do with the lowly triangle.

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      This program was alleging that the triangle shape is actually an alien code for something or the other.  My brain was on roller-coaster overload by the end of the episode.
     But it did cause my brain to go on a roller-coaster ride of its own.  Here are some of the associations that it came up with.

     In the Tao Te Ching (chapter 42 in case you want to look it up), it says that the Tao (the ultimate formlessness) begets the One, the One begets the Two, the Two beget the Three, and the Three beget the myriad of things.  Here's my understanding of this:  the Ultimate creates the concept of Unity, then Unity is divided into duality (good and bad, up and down, hot and cold, desirable and undesirable, and so on), then duality creates many degrees of desirability or undesirability, and that multiplies infinitely. 
     But what if, in order to get back to the One, we were to be able to unify duality by becoming completely accepting of whatever exists?  Look at the triangle.  Imagine that the upper part is the One, and the lower two corners are duality.  Once you hold duality as equal, the upper One unifies them into the whole.  The Tao is all about acceptance of what is, of living in the Now.  In doing so, the Tao teaches that we can achieve oneness with the ultimate reality.
     And what does this have to do with Twin Souls?  More on that next time.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Roller-Coaster for the Logical Brain

     In spite of the slightly woo-woo tilt of the content on this site, at my most basic, I have a logical brain.  Really!  Sometimes I like to take my logical brain on a fun roller-coaster ride and watch some of the more death-defying jumps of logic on certain TV programs.

     There is a popular program about aliens and their supposed influence on mankind's development.  I need to say here, of course, that I am not saying that I don't believe in aliens.  But to my logical mind, the jumps they take on this program don't help to prove their case much.  Here's an example:

Program Narrator:  Let us examine the case of the Empire State Building.  While many believe that humans built this using their current technology, there are some Alien Researchers who disagree.  [Cue whoosh-y sounds and ominous music] 

My Logical Brain:  Whew.  Here we go.

PN:  According to some Alien Researchers, the Empire State Building could not have been constructed without some extraterrestrial assistance.

[Cue a frequent guest on this program, with post-electrocution hair and too much pancake makeup]:
Frequent Guest:  Are we saying that the Empire State Building could NOT have been built by humans?  NO! 

My Logical Brain:  Here it comes.  Wait for it . . . . wait for it . . . .

FG:  But are we saying that it is a POSSIBILITY that aliens could have assisted in constructing the Empire State Building?  [opening eyes very wide]  ABSOLUTELY!!!

My Logical Brain:  And the snap, and the hail Mary pass is delivered!  Whoo-hoo! 

     My point is that sometimes you need to keep the old Logical Brain engaged even when watching or reading about different theories.  Even here.  Enjoy the ride.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

An Interesting Book, Part 3

     I've been reviewing the book entitled The Council of Light: Divine Transmissions for Manifesting the Deepest Desires of the Soul.  Today I'd like to focus on the concept of manifesting, as presented in this book.

     No doubt you have heard about manifesting in one version or other, either through Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking or Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich or Rhonda Byrne's The Secret.  Basically, it involves using one's mind to hold one's goals in a high vibration so that the goals eventually become reality (a version of Hermeticism's "as the inner, so the outer").  To my mind, this brings a whole host of problems with it, namely, what about karma?  And, are we humans to be more powerful in creating our life than what was planned by our Higher Self/Creator?  It can also turn back on itself, as when something bad happens.  It's very easy for this viewpoint to create a judgmental attitude and point to the suffering person and say, "You're not thinking in the right way.  You've created your miserable reality" or something to that effect.  It's something I really can't stomach.

     This book sidesteps that issue.  Yes, it says, do hold your desired reality in mind.  But don't forget to find the joy that you can in your present reality.  Find joy in your Now, it says.  And in finding that joy, perhaps the outer goals aren't that important after all.  I like this solution.  In focusing on our present joy, we dissolve whatever resistance to our present reality that we hold.  So often, future goals are based in resistance to our current situations.  We don't like the job we have now, we want a different one.  We don't like our current spouse, we keep looking for another "perfect" mate.  This book stresses that we need to find our joy NOW, for that is all that we have.  And in finding our joy, we evolve to a higher vibration. 

      At least, that's my take on this book.  If you are so guided, go ahead and read it and make your own judgments.  Enjoy.