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by anna
February 14th, 2008, 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting go of God
Replies: 9
Views: 18590

Re: Letting go of God

Yes, I would agree completely that what we get is what we want, and what our minds dwell upon, or are attentive to, determines our reality, now, and later, and presumably, after death. Frankly, I think that after death, we awake from death to re-structure our life just as we previously left it, ad i...
by anna
February 13th, 2008, 8:07 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: More about Devotion (2/13/08)
Replies: 0
Views: 33618

More about Devotion (2/13/08)

Early on, and indeed throughout much of our acquaintance with this individual, our devotion to him was very superficial, and indeed, in the beginning, it was mostly the glamor of the man, and the rub off of being around one who claimed to have all the answers in this area. In the beginning, glamor c...
by anna
February 13th, 2008, 7:49 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Icelandic Mysteries (02/10/08)
Replies: 2
Views: 18004

Re: Icelandic Mysteries (02/10/08)

Jenjulian: Thanks so much for the full paragraph - it is so perfectly and brightly stated. And ain't it the truth? I remember years and years of insecurity about what I knew to be true, what I was discovering to be true, and the glory of it all, and certainly the reluctance to immerse myself in it m...
by anna
February 10th, 2008, 5:54 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Icelandic Mysteries (02/10/08)
Replies: 2
Views: 18004

Icelandic Mysteries (02/10/08)

timeIn retrospect, any one can see a pattern to their life, as well as miraculous intervention if they need it. Looking back, I now see that my life has been full of those times, even before embarking on a conscious pursuit of God, although at the time they occurred, I was blind to them. But Iceland...
by anna
February 8th, 2008, 11:15 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: More About Dreaming (02/07/08)
Replies: 0
Views: 32515

More About Dreaming (02/07/08)

(02/07/08)Dreaming I hesitate to address dreams, and their value, because by my own admission today, dwelling on the contents of consciousness is counter productive to transcending the very consciousness that enslaves us and anchors us to our limited perspectives of who we are. In other words, analy...
by anna
February 6th, 2008, 5:05 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Real Reality (02/06/08)Fourth
Replies: 0
Views: 31789

Real Reality (02/06/08)Fourth

Another, and possibly more relevant conclusion to what I suggested might be the deluded mind -- which I suggested it might be, and as reported above, is that possibly -- is that this is proof of the creative power of the mind, and that, instead of a deluded mind, this was an expression of the creati...
by anna
February 6th, 2008, 4:38 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Attentive Listeners (02/06/08)Third
Replies: 0
Views: 31213

Attentive Listeners (02/06/08)Third

To further record Dr. Swagger and my encounters with him: I recall a very important moment with him, when he reported to me that he wanted to address my concerns that I might be “possessed”. I asked him where he got the idea that I thought that. He said I had told him so. I had absolutely no recolle...
by anna
February 6th, 2008, 4:25 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Dreams and Nightmares (02/06/08) Second
Replies: 1
Views: 13694

Dreams and Nightmares (02/06/08) Second

I just remembered the fellow’s name, it was Dr. Swagger, and he was a student of Arthur Ford. Remember Arthur Ford? He was a big deal in the 60’s – a predictor of the future, and a psychic of some renown. He founded Spiritual Frontiers, one of the first major organizations to set up conferences acro...
by anna
February 6th, 2008, 2:51 am
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Life is Change (02/06/08)First
Replies: 0
Views: 30831

Life is Change (02/06/08)First

Many, many years ago, when I was being counseled by a well respected young man in the spiritual arena in those days -- can't remember his name, but he was a follower of someone or other - can't remember that someone or other's name either - wonder what that means? - anyway, I asked him, in my youthf...
by anna
January 12th, 2008, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk
Replies: 49
Views: 97093

Re:

Here's something I like from one of my Zen Buddhist texts which sounds like this forum. A student asks, "What is Zen?" The Master replies, "It is right before your eyes." The student says, "If it is right before my eyes, why can't I see it?" The Master says, "You ...
by anna
January 12th, 2008, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk
Replies: 49
Views: 97093

Re: Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk

More than half the battle is "hearing the good news" - that the "me" is the problem - and recognizing that it is the problem. Most of us spend our lives seeing the problems "out there" never realizing that as Pogo said so many years ago "The problem is us!". (...
by anna
January 12th, 2008, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 73345

Re: Out in the cold too long?

Re longing for groups, and solitude. I think that all individuals, whether aware of it or not, have a core loneliness, what might be called existential angst by the professionals, that is unavoidable, and inevitable by virtue of the fact that we are human beings. Many of us buffer that very normal h...
by anna
January 8th, 2008, 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting go of God
Replies: 9
Views: 18590

Letting go of God

I made this a separate topic, because it seems to me we misunderstand the meaning of this often repeated requirement for the intellectual, or understanding, approach toward God. It is an essential step to take, if one approaches spiritual understanding intellectually, as opposed to devotionally. If ...
by anna
January 8th, 2008, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And yet, is the body prisoner
Replies: 5
Views: 12394

Re: And yet, is the body prisoner

This is an interesting idea, body being prisoner. Of course, I must ask the inevitable question, prisoner to whom? My take is that BOTH the body and the mind are the wardens of the jail, and the prisoner is neither the body or the mind, but the free soul, or Self, or God being that body mind. And th...
by anna
December 28th, 2007, 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

Well, after wading around here, and grumbling about having to learn to navigate all over again, I thought I'd add a little to the Gurdjieff issue, since I once upon a time studied him fairly extensively. I discovered that with Gurdjieff, his theories, however elaborate and complex they may have appe...