How the Universe looks from here

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


In the United States, in much of the world that has long followed its lead, life is about surfaces: superficials carried to extremes of glamour like a thick and heavy layer of makeup; makeup that highlights, changes, and masks what lies beneath it. Glamour not only hides reality, it denies it. It seduces and lies and makes it seem that it is what matters most. Glamour distracts. We have learned not to look deeper. We have forgotten the need. But there are calmer cultures, older cultures that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Animals and Souls

It used to be an assumption, and a very convenient one, at that, that only human beings have that esoteric quality we call 'soul.' But how do we recognize a soul? What are its signs in a personality? What assumptions was that assumption built on? Descartes shaped the notion back when Reason was all the rage, and spirituality not so much, that animals are basically meat mechanisms, all their actions based on reflex. He asserted further that the mechanical understanding of animals absolved people... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Medieval Justice and Truth

I was watching the CADFAEL series again, from PBS some years ago. I like watching the old shows to see actors who later became notable for other roles. One episode, for instance, there's Toby Jones as a 'simple lad, but harmless.' I like him... Have seen him as one of Elizabeth I's ministers in the latter years of her reign, Robert Cecil, the son of William Cecil, Lord Burghley. He also starred in a comedy, The Detectorists. In fact, he has been in many many films and tv shows over the years,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

I was just watching a documentary about the first civilizations that states that for 99% of humanity's time on Earth, we were hunter/gatherers, pretty much doing the same things for the whole time. Then we began to settle down with our patches of grain, with herding animals instead of just following them. We discovered metallurgy... Squabbles became better-armed and graduated from fisticuffs to raids to wars... Conquest for control of resources--food and materials, work force, mates--led to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The School of Choice and Free Will--part 2

It is easy to advise, Trust the voice of your own heart, your own connection with the Divine. But what if the place you go when you turn inward to hear that voice is so noisy and filled with distractions that you can't pick out that quiet voice that is your own? What if not only others are chattering away, what if you yourself are busy quoting strictures and lessons you have picked up along the way? What if you are being distracted, misdirected, steered actually away from the droids you're... Sign in to see full entry.

The School of Choice and Free Will

In our Earthly presence, we are growing, learning, evolving souls in the greatest of all schools. In this school are many classrooms... enough to offer the lessons needed by each soul. And there are many grades, accomodating the very youngest in experience, and all, up to the most advanced. The most advanced in one curriculum, however, may be in preschool for some other line of study. It is not a linear system like a ladder. We are all embarked, some say, no matter the field of concentration, on... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

More or Less

To those who have much, more will be given. Those who have less will lose what little they have. This New Testament assertion perturbs the part of me that naturally inclines to lift up the underdog, to demand balance and fairness. It is intuitively wrong, socially irresponsible! It seems very unlike other messages of Jesus that promise the Earth to the meek and the poor, that teach that the man of wealth will have a harder time finding his way to salvation than the humble man. But maybe it isn't... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Walking the knife's edge

The thing is, "we" will never ever all be at the same level of anything at the same time, nor agree on the same values, or same best solutions. Money is very useful; greed is very destructive. We are a species in our adolescence. While there have always been the mature among us, the mature are only lately beginning to be in percentages of consequence, of the whole human population--which is way bigger than sustainable with current behaviors. This, of course, has nothing to do with chronological... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Thinking good thoughts isn't enough.

Key here is the realization that we live and operate on different levels--of consciousness, of reality: that problems are best resolved with skills of their own level. Positivity has its role, but as the article points out, it does not cover all the ground we must to actually affect what we want to affect. We live in layers of the physical, of thought, and of higher consciousness, or intent. While they all intersect in a human being, and all the borders blend and blur, thoughts alone cannot heal... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

making something happen

I have just been going back through some of my older entries in this, my first and oldest blog, and found something that needs to be clarified. In one that offers some 'how-to' on grounding, I wrote about 'willing' your grounding to connect to the center of the Earth. But 'willing' isn't the best word for it. It implies too much effort. A better word would be 'intend.' Psychically, the thing happens with our intent, we don't have to push or tug at it. That's how the psychic happens,... Sign in to see full entry.

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