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by phyllis
February 8th, 2010, 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Falling from grace
Replies: 4
Views: 8397

Re: Falling from grace

You asked what need is there of hell. Take my word for it, there is no need for God to create hell. I did that all alone, for myself. As it turned out, it was God manifested as my spiritual undertaking, which got me out of hell.
by phyllis
February 1st, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Interesting Course
Replies: 4
Views: 9051

Re: An Interesting Course

I loved the film "Shadowlands". After that, I watched the "Chronicles of Narnia" and liked it, too. I have not read anything by Lewis about Christianity per se. Perhaps I should take this as a prod to do so.
by phyllis
January 6th, 2010, 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prior Moment?
Replies: 11
Views: 14933

Re: Prior Moment?

I have been absent for a long time, due to family issues. I am glad to revisit. This is a good conversation. ihavesayso is correct about silence being disturbing to so many people. Have you noticed how uncomfortable we become during silent moments in conversations? Rather than just let the silence r...
by phyllis
February 7th, 2009, 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer
Replies: 12
Views: 14351

Re: Prayer

Prayer is the one activity where I always feel safe expressing vulnerability. I know I will not be judged, however stupid or weak or clumsy I appear. I try not to ask for things but instead to admit to things, including my needs, which I guess is a form of asking. Prayer is a good time for me. I alw...
by phyllis
November 21st, 2008, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parallel lives?
Replies: 8
Views: 12099

Re: Parallel lives?

What if NOVA or the History Channel produced proof that ACIM was not inspired by Jesus but instead by someone named Abdullah or maybe Kumar or Running Bear? I wonder if my very positive experience with ACIM depends on my assuming the association with Jesus is real. I wish I could answer that questio...
by phyllis
November 7th, 2008, 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parallel lives?
Replies: 8
Views: 12099

Re: Parallel lives?

Rad's post created for me an image of one Soul with infinite faces, which are us. Which means to me that I do not have a soul, instead The Soul has me, meaning me and everyone else. I like that image a lot.
by phyllis
June 23rd, 2008, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: A New Earth/ Oprah
Replies: 10
Views: 11761

Re: A New Earth/ Oprah

I have little doubt that he would be taken down by the religious establishment of our day ... I think he would be out hanging with all of us sinners ... How do we know he is not here among us right now? In this country we seem to assume he would come to America and maybe even be an American, and th...
by phyllis
May 26th, 2008, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 12
Views: 16231

Re: Introduce Yourself

Here is something Sri Nisargadatta says on the subject "Reincarnation implies a reincarnating self. There is no such thing. Only those who think themselves born can think themselves re-born." I think that the theory of reincarnation is like the theory of heaven and hell, a way the time-and...
by phyllis
May 21st, 2008, 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning from our past?
Replies: 6
Views: 16267

Re: Learning from our past?

If we knew (really knew) that we and everyone and everything else in the universe were immortal, invincible, untouchable, and invulnerable in every sense of the word, we would not be afraid of anything, would we, either for ourself or for anyone or anything else? Then, where would we see evil in the...
by phyllis
March 19th, 2008, 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 21873

Re: Music as Word of God

Anything and everything I do, feel, see, hear or acknowledge in this plane arises from and affects some part of my soul. I agree with both Jenjulian and Art here. I think one's focus has to be on always trying to be aware of who the I is that is doing, feeling, seeing, hearing, and acknwoledging . ...
by phyllis
March 19th, 2008, 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A scrap of paper
Replies: 2
Views: 7145

Re: A scrap of paper

ncrease and widen your desires till nothing but reality can fulfill them. It is not desire that is wrong, but its narrowness and smallness. Desire is devotion. By all means be devoted to the real, the infinite, the eternal heart of being. A big part of the problem for me is that my desires have gro...
by phyllis
March 13th, 2008, 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here it is!
Replies: 12
Views: 14929

Re: Here it is!

I remember reading Buber in college, in a required philosophy class, I think it was, and it meant absolutely nothing to me. Of course, I memorized enough to pass the exams, but beyond that, it might as well have been Greek. How I have changed.
by phyllis
March 13th, 2008, 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 21873

Re: Music as Word of God

There are few sounds on the planet which I would prefer to listen to more than the music of Antonio Vivaldi.
by phyllis
January 30th, 2008, 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting go of God
Replies: 9
Views: 8754

Re: Letting go of God

I find this thread, short as it may be so far, to be extremely thought-provoking. I wonder if that makes me a seeker by the mind? My first reaction is that I am a little bit of both, too. Anyway, thank you for these posts, which I have printed for further consideration.
by phyllis
January 30th, 2008, 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Judgment of the Birds
Replies: 3
Views: 10863

Re: The Judgment of the Birds

Thank you both for sharing those stories. Violence in nature and in the streets where I live remains difficult for me to integrate. I know what the gurus and teachers say about that, and in my soul, I know that they are correct. When I am safe inside my own piece of the planet, then I can visualize ...

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