“Most people think of Time Travel in third dimensional terms as moving to another place, when in reality it is a change of Frequency on a particular Time Spiral. ” – Celia Fenn
Home page of Celia Fenn http://starchildglobal.com/
Introducing a new wonderful blog: Blazing Light of Glory. A Study in A Course in Miracles.
Welcome! First, a brief introduction about us… We are Julie (Julianne Victoria) of the blog Through the Peacock’s Eyes and Lisa of the blog bloomlisa. We began studying A Course in Miracles together in early 2014. We study four lessons each week and then meet via Skype once per week to discuss what we’ve learned, any insights, lesson parallels in personal life, as well as ways the lessons and messages of the Course could be more accessible to people of all backgrounds.
Though it is non-denominational, A Course in Miracles is written from a Christian perspective. I (Julie) went to a Roman Catholic elementary school from ages five to thirteen, so the wording and semantics are very familiar to me. Interestingly, as I read and study the Course, I often “translate” the terminology into Buddhist or Yogic terms. Lisa, however, comes from a non-religious background, so for…
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♦ I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective.
♦ Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
♦ I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
♦ We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
♦ The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C – not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.
♦ I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.
♦ Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have traveled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity.
♦ Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
♦ It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
♦ Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
♦ I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.
♦ Evolution has ensured that our brains just aren’t equipped to visualise 11 dimensions directly. However, from a purely mathematical point of view it’s just as easy to think in 11 dimensions, as it is to think in three or four.
♦ Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
♦ For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
♦ My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
♦ Women. They are a complete mystery.
♦ Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
I love symbols and metaphors for one thing because they transcend the limitations of the mind leaving space to our imagination, intuition and the limitlessness of the spirit beyond our physical presences. I also like to use positive symbols (according to my individual psyche) for energizing, readjusting and recharging my dreams and goals, both inner and outer ones. No labeling, nor any negative programmings relating to specific words and verbal expressions, and so on, can reach those symbols. They also work like magic, when I for example just energize the symbol and leave it there, let go. Even without thinking I then often notice my day magically beginning to adjust to support the goal/dream/purpose/state…whatever.
During my meditation journeys the universe/guidance speaks to me a lot in symbolic images, too, sometimes portrayed as “video clips” and even cartoon like images. Images are also easier to remember afterwards than verbal messages (which I receive also). They speak in practical ways as well, yet leave space for imagination and personal interpretation. It doesn´t even matter, if I am able to always translate them exactly correctly – and they often have many layers of meaning, also such that can´t even be translated by the mind. Receiving them in itself affirms my, our connectedness with the universe. I don´t always verbalize them to myself, nor analyze them further, but allow them to work beyond the mind as pure energies.
One of the images I just received during my energy meditation journey was Ankh. I received it as a part of a reply to a personal question of mine, and it carried also meanings of a more collective nature of the energies that were present. I myself reached new, personal layers relating to Ankh as a symbol, both those I can translate and those I can´t, just sensing the magic, Multidimensional Magic. Receiving the symbol inspired these two posts referring to the previous one: Ankh Meaning.
Image: Ankh, Djed and Sun
Facsimile of a vignette from the Book of the Dead of Ani. The sun disk of the god Ra is raised into the sky by an ankh-sign (signifying life) and a djed-pillar (signifying stability and the god Osiris) while adored by Isis, Nephthys, and baboons. The motif symbolizes rebirth and the sunrise.
Scanned from The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day by James Wasserman et al.
Current location: British Museum
Source of the image and information: Wikimedia Commons
This article written by Jennifer Jaeger is brought from EzineArticles.com:
When you think back to the 1960’s there are two symbols that spring to mind, one is the old favorite, the peace sign and the other worn around the necks of various peace loving hippies was the ankh. But what is an ankh?
The ankh is a hieroglyphic sign or symbol found through most periods of Egyptian history. I have heard several explanations of what it represents stylistically. A sandal strap, a magic knot, a woman’s sexual organs, or a mans (depends which book you read) and perhaps most poetically, Sirius rising being reflected in water. (Always liked that one).
However we do know what it meant, it represented the key of life, the vital key handed by the gods to the Pharaoh, literally “life”. Eternal existence, the essence of all that is spiritual and good.
Often the ankh is held to the nose of the Pharaoh, giving him life. If we think of the art of the reign of the famous Pharaoh Akhenaton (1352-1336 BCE) Aton sends down his life giving rays of sunlight ending in a little hand holding an ankh in front of the Pharaoh and his family’s noses. In other words the rays of the sun give life to the Pharaoh and through the Pharaoh to his subjects.
It is interesting to note that as most of the population in Ancient Egypt were unable to read the ankh was instantly recognizable to all, even the peasants. Sometimes it is seen as a potters mark but also is everywhere on all monuments where the Pharaoh is depicted interacting with the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt.
It became in Ancient Egyptian religion a symbol of all that was good, everlasting and vital about the gods. In early Christian times the sign was called the crux ansata and became a symbol of the Coptic Church.
In the 1960’s the ankh was adopted by the “hippie” movement in the USA a their symbol to denote peace and free love. I don’t know if the Egyptians would-have approved but it was a nice touch to use it and in a way it has brought many people to want to learn more about Ancient Egypt and that’s a good thing.
To learn more about the Ankh a good place to start would be this blog where you can learn about antiquarian books
Jennifer Jaeger is Australia’s first agent for the Egypt Exploration Society and proprietor of Fine Egyptology and Ancient History books. Jennifer’s love of Ancient History has led her to form a successful career importing and selling rare second hand & new books and journals specializing in her field of interest.
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To be continued – Post 2: Fascinated by Symbolism
We all in turns can be mothers
to each others,
and to the children
and inner children
of the world,
to the nature,
to the blossoms of the soul.
– love and cherishing –
is carrying the world,
– Deelia ©
From Pastel Lights, my poetry blog.
♦ Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!
♦ We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer: that you are here; that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse; that the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
♦ [Keating stands on his desk]
Keating: Why do I stand up here? Anybody?
Dalton: To feel taller!
[Dings a bell with his foot]
Keating: Thank you for playing Mr. Dalton. I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
♦ John Keating: There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.
♦ John Keating: Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
Enjoy wonderful poetry of iithinks at iithinks.wordpress.com
with his perfectly sharpened arrow,
aiming straight at the invisible ‘bullseye’,
that which is your heart
Beating with a carefree rhythm, unaware
it has become the unsuspecting target,
of another’s affections and charms….
Cupid always strikes out of the blue
When the lonely least expect it
The afflicted thinking
‘It’s impossible to live without you’.
As soon as the arrow pierces
The world seems alive in dance
Brimming with beauty
the lovestruck have eyes new
Like those of a newborn child ~ waves of naivete bubbling over
Joyful bliss springs from the piercing
Love anew has a fighting chance
peeking out with hope immature
Cupid is pleased
He sets his sights on a new subject,
bow expertly flexed, arrow pulled taut.
Again love rides, on a wing and a prayer
But no worries ~ Cupid is self-assured
confident that he will hit his mark
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