Archive for October, 2011

Crossing The Membrane Between Realities

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns on October 31st, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

As a friend of mine, Terence Mckenna, the well known ethnobotanist and psychedelic explorer, once said, ” The world is not just strange. It is stranger than strange.” I found myself at a dinner party last night on my current travels.  At the table the topic of John of God came up as one of the guests had had a family member who had gone to see him.  It was one of those made to order moments as years ago I had gone to Brazil with a group who had been invited to meet with John of God.

I had not thought about this encounter for quite some time. As you may or may not know the psychic surgeons do their work in the etheric field. The mind, however, needs to encounter something it cannot believe but must because it is confronted with a reality to which it has no reference. I vividly recalled standing in the line and  watching those in front of me have cataracts removed with exacto blades. A few had four inch hemostats pushed through a nostril into their brains, and they quietly passed out in to the hands of assistants who would take them to the recovery room. I wondered what was in store for me read more »

Mindfully Seeing Things Differently

Posted in Health, Thinking Patterns on October 29th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

I try now to wait until there is an urge before I write a post. I don’t know what is going to  appear or when. I am traveling now and during this last two weeks I have seen two interesting movies. Both have to do with conscious decision making centered around values that are being challenged.

One was Ides of March about a political campaign in which the stakes are high and so are the temptations. Issues of fear, failure, loyalty, betrayal, innocence, and ruthlessness parade across the screen leaving the viewer  witnessing that in the end some survive, get what they want, but nobody emerges happy or really satisfied. The second movie was called Margin Call. It portrays the decisions made in an investment banking firm after it is found that it’s risk management model has gone seriously defective making the firm insolvent, but not before the firm can peddle worthless securities to save itself.  Although it is different situation it reveals much of the same. The stakes are high and so are the temptations. Issues of fear, failure, loyatly, betrayal, innocence and ruthlessness again parade across the screen again showing that in the end some survive, but nobody emerges happy or really satisfied. In both movies  the issues of ethics, the moral compass, and higher human values are pitted against fear, survival, and a false sense of power. What makes the stories so gripping is that we all sense how real they actually might be in portraying  the scenes that are unfolding in our political and financial worlds.  None of the characters in either film at the end of the day are happy. The power and money did not seem that satisfying.  It wasn’t that long ago that our archetypal heroes could do the right thing knowing that what looked like imminent disaster would be worth it, leading us to a better state of mind and a better world. Interestingly, as I watched these movies I realized that none of these characters seemed like they would have been introspective enough to ask , “How can I be happier?”

Perhaps that is the great challenge of the times now. We are forgetting our own true personal power and that the pursuit of happiness always seems to have been a major goal of humanity.

I woke up thinking about a fellow I met years ago. He told me that every day he made it a point to do at least one nice thing for somebody. It didn’t have to be a biggie, just a conscious effort. In so doing I think it adds to our well being and if you believe in karma, those little things add up returning to us in the form of pleasant surprises and adding to our levels of daily satisfaction and well-being.

perhaps as our institutions are in the process of morphing into something else and nothing looks too stable we may consciously want to decide to simply be happier. This, at least in my mind, is where the true creative thinking takes place.

Simply Stunning! The Picture Worth A 1,000 Words

Posted in Photography on October 23rd, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

A friend sent this to me with the inscription of “Wow.” I agree. No need to say more. Here is the picture worth a 1,000 words.

Following Your Intuition, The Subtle Energies

Posted in Discoveries, Inspirational Quotes on October 23rd, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

This headline is one of the current themes of my blog. Part of the idea is to simply look at what you are doing and as it happens realize that the impulse may have come from another dimension, an invisible partner as I like to refer to the process.  My Facebook skills need sharpening, but today when  I opened it I  found this posted.  It seemed timely.

I felt I should just pass it on.  Like wise regardless of how much bad news seems to pour out of the media, there are kernels of good news also. You would not suspect this if it were not pointed out.

If one looks at the “Occupy” movement with an objective eye you will see that at one end of the spectrum is the old paradigm of simply taking advantage of the system in place. What I mean by this is that if you are a young investment banker your job is to look for opportunity. If there is a legal loophole that creates this, you are doing your job to point this out to our superiors.  Does this mean that you are greedy. Not really. Does it mean that the loophole should be plugged. In all liklihood yes. And that is where we are. We have a crisis of consciousness in which people instinctively are recognizing that the system we have needs to be of greater service to the entire community and in so doing “all boats will rise.” If we do not then there is a collapse and all boats sink.  I see the criticism of some saying that the occupiers have no plan. I feel the energy of their action is like the seed pushing through the crack in a cement sidewalk. It is pushing towards the light. And perhaps this is what we are witnessing: people are pushing towards the light not knowing how it will play out, but feeling called to have a part.

Last night I watched the film “Abyss.” As you will recall this film was about a nuclear crisis, ultimately resolved by the intervention of people with conscience and friendly aliens suggesting that with the advent of nuclear power, war is no longer a viable option if the species wants to survive. I think if we pay attention we will see subtle messages coming in from all sources  propelling us towards an emerging brighter future.

Are you experiencing the same thing?

Happiness. There Now Is Actually A Pill For It.

Posted in Health on October 21st, 2011 by Sandy – 1 Comment

I thought there were any number of psychological pathways to the often illusive goal of happiness, but now I see there is actually a pill you can take.

Is It Coincidence, Just A Nice Thing, Or Manifestation?

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns on October 18th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Random or Related?

Today more than ever, I think the idea is  to consciously pay attention to the subtle things.  I call this creative thinking in the largest sense. Get used to recognizing that an organizing force is behind these developments. It may be more you than you think at first glance.  For example  I have currently been  staying with my brother and his partner. She and I both have come down with a mild flu. In the process she asked me yesterday  if I would go by the health food store and pick up some bulk camomile. Having rrived I found that the bulk container was completely out.  Later that day I ran into a lady friend who said, ” I hear that your household is looking for some bulk camomile. I was at the health food store and found that the camomile had been misclassified and was in a different location. Here is a bag for you.”  At one level, you could say that this was  just somebody being nice, somebody learning that we were looking for something and then purposely taking on the challenge to find it.  This goes on all of the time in everybody’s lives. Most of the time if we are the recipients, we say, “Thank you,” and give it no more thought.

I think the message is this: read more »

What does the “Occupy” movement mean to me?

Posted in Thinking Patterns on October 13th, 2011 by Sandy – 2 Comments

From Huffinton Post picture of Wall Street Protestors

I try to read a wide variety of ideas ranging from metaphysics and new age philosophy to the arguments of the far right. Alfred North Whitehead,  the famous philosopher noted that their seemed to be two dynamic forces in the universe, novelty (or change) and habit ( or the status quo).  In politics novelty leans more towards the left and habit more towards the right. At the end of the day Whitehead observed that there was slightly more novelty than habit. That is there is always change. But what does that mean? read more »

Begin to Save Yourself

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns on October 6th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

What happens when there is blood in the water?

It takes conscious decision making to think for yourself and to begin to see that things are not what they seem to be. The fish in this photo look to be docile enough. With a drop of blood in the water, they turn into ferocious killers. That is clear. The danger can be foreseen.

During world war one there was the hideous use of mustard gas. It could not be easily seen, and then before one knew it troops were gagging  to a hideous death.  It was so horrible that nations came together to ban it as a form of warfare.  Are we now seeing a more sophisticated form of the same? read more »

Am I In A State of Pertubation?

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns on October 1st, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Moving towards pertubation

I have been writing about many factors which affect the way we think and act in our greater decision making arena.  In this regard  I have classified  many of the ideas as forms of creative thinking. My psychiatrist friend told me once that what her profession really does is seek to offer more useful points of view than her patients possess.

Einstein basically said that we cannot solve the great problems with the same degree of consciousness that we used to create them. The question, how do we acquire that consciousness? read more »

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