How the Universe looks from here
The laundry is folded and packed away, food has been eaten, dishwasher is running... And here I am, writing again... Parts. Each part of us that helps us process and balance our lives, is, in this model, a fragment of ourselves held in memory until called for. Each Part contains at its center, a belief along with all the evidence that proves the belief, the strategies that protect and support the belief and an alarm system to shove it into the forefront when Reality throws us a situation in... Sign in to see full entry.
eat, while third part suggests I fold the laundry and clean up my odds and ends before I go to the airport to retrieve daughter and husband whose house I've been sitting and relaxing in for two weeks that goes back on the market tomorrow, and must be in Perfect Condition.... Parts, Parts and more Parts! The folding laundry Part is quite insistent, and pulls out the Guilt Card to help motivate me to listen to it. The Eating Part has my stomach rumbling along for support of its agenda. The Writing... Sign in to see full entry.
in one of Ariala's blogs... What is a soulmate, anyway, and how we can recognize one? It seems like it should be easy, being soul mates and all, but with all the emotional filters of hopes and fears we look through at things, it isn't always a sure thing to get it right! And when we tell someone that they are our soulmate, does it mean the same thing to them as it does to us?Being another of the many concepts with a lot of popular notions attached to it, defining terms seems coldly intellectual... Sign in to see full entry.
The innermost circle is "I," the conscious center of the Self. The Consciousness observes and decides. It weighs and balances the information it perceives from outside, with the influences of beliefs stored within, and makes the choices that propel us through our lives. It is the level of physical reality (from our perspective), of manifestation. So it is also the body's circle. The second circle is the "we," the unconscious thought-realm that surrounds the self. The Unconscious is the warehouse... Sign in to see full entry.
But somehow, the image didn't ring true and I kept asking, "Come on, what is God, really?" I was trying to convince my sister once, when she declared herself an atheist, that God has to exist. She was 13, I think, and I was 11. I wanted the magic of Because God wants it that way to explain all the mysteries of my world, which, at 11, were many! She had given up on the mysteries, and authority, and trusted no one but herself to see her through life. The point is, we were the offspring of a couple... Sign in to see full entry.
But seeing as time is experienced as a linear thing by the Body, and more as a gestalt sort of thing by Spirit (Notice how time moves about and is perceived in dreams) then to describe Past Lives as a linear kind of thing is probably not how it works. That is just a body's interpretation of a spiritual reality. Spirit isn't bound to time and space as the physical world is. I have considered the phenomenon of Multiple Lives, existing like the seperate fingers attached to a single hand (like the... Sign in to see full entry.
To quote the King of Siam... The Universe is, to me, a great, multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, with no outside edges. Each of us has bags of pieces collected over our lifetimes from our own experience, and from others whose experience we trust. What I pour out here is my bag of pieces: If you see some you like, that look like they might fit into your puzzle as you've got it put together so far, take them and play with them and see what you get. Ignore the ones that are clearly not part of the... Sign in to see full entry.
These are two things that appear quite differently to Body and Spirit. An eastern teacher taught one day, 'Death is an Illusion.' The next day, he taught, 'Death is Real.' His students tried to pin him down: 'Today you tell us Death is Real, yesterday you told us it is Illusion. So which one is it?' He said, 'Death is a Real Illusion.' That teacher understood about the difference and the entwinement of Body and Spirit. As human beings, we experience the awareness of death as a real thing, suffer... Sign in to see full entry.
I am a soul; I have a body. A simple reframe and all at once, many things that didn't quite fit, fall into place. Body and soul each has its own protocols: its own needs and problems, and its own solutions, too. When we try to solve the one's problems with the solutions for the other, we just have confusion and frustration. It's like parents and children: when either one runs the family according to its own imperatives, the other suffers. When the parent expects a child to behave and think and... Sign in to see full entry.
...maybe it's because you don't have a realistic notion of what God is, and what you can reasonably expect. Maybe God doesn't do the kind of stuff you've been led to expect God does. Maybe the role of God in the Universe isn't what you've been taught. Maybe it is entirely different from the model of God which you were told was not a model, but a Reality... As if we can know! If God is real, and absolute, and perfectly God, then if we are disappointed, then who do you suppose is working with the... Sign in to see full entry.