Saturday, February 16, 2019
This afternoon Maria and I returned to visit the spirits in the same local graveyard I mention on the 9th. During the visit we both felt a very powerful feeling of God’s love and I kept thinking of the words I heard when I had my Near-Death-Experience; "this is what it feels like to be dead". As happened within my N.D.E., I could think of nothing but that feeling — it was that intense. Those spirits exist within that feeling which affects and dominates the way they sense reality and I cannot say that I understand more specifically than that. I am reminded of the situation with Jesus Christ where that feeling dominated his life and determined everything he did and said. I understand that feeling is available to us all.
Friday, February 15, 2019
For the last couple of days I have felt strongly that everything around me is in divine order and that I am a part of that order. Nothing particularly monumental has happened but I found myself doing my regular periods of meditation and repeatedly blessing "everything and everybody", which felt very good. As usual I have connected with several people that I mentor. I just feel very loving and in harmony with all that is, a good feeling. This afternoon I discovered a Carolina Wren stuck in one of our gutter drainpipes and Maria freed it. Go in peace little bird!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
For today "the courage to change the things I can" has been on my mind since I keep running into that issue, both for myself and those I mentor. Finding that courage requires a great deal of faith and self-love, but it still is not easy and it does not feel good. For myself I have made a number of internal and external changes over the years and found the necessary courage. That courage felt like fear but making the change anyway. In order to make the change I had to overcome and discard the part of myself that no longer served me and also have the faith that something would take its place. "To become a person one must both affirm and deny himself. One involves the other." (Rufus Jones)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
In my experience love is other-directed, very fulfilling and long term or even eternal, while individual ego/self-will is pleasing, self-directed and extremely short lived, needing frequent renewal. The latter is frequently supported by our culture; e.g. keep buying newer, bigger and more expensive cars. Having spent several years trying to satisfy my ego, I now prefer and promote love, which gives me much joy and long term fulfillment. Switching from short-term to long term gratification proves to be a difficult step to take but well worth the effort.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Today I felt a strong sense of oneness with All-that-is which began last night with my blessing everything, then during my exercise, shopping, blessings at meals and periods of meditation during the day. It was a feeling of being in harmony with life. I am grateful for the feeling and knowing the reality of it, quite a gift. "When the will, in becoming aware of the satisfaction afforded by the object of sight, hearing or touch does not stop with this joy but immediately elevates itself to God, rejoicing in Him who motivates and gives strength to its joy, it is doing something very good. (St. John of the Cross)
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Way back in time to when I was studying for my Ph.D. in animal behavior, around 1976-7, I was just becoming conscious of the fact that there was more to reality than I was aware of. In those days I was following the leaders in the field. Then, more recently, with my own healing through energy work and published scientific discoveries in quantum physics I became more aware of what I did not know and began using what I learned. I am now exploring, haltingly, the unseen realm(s), which I certainly do not understand. Life is strange! "Reality is only partly our invention; it is also partly our discovery. Our task is to discover how much and in what areas which is which; and then to determine how much new freedom this gives us and what we can do with it". (Lawrence LeShan)