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Music - What am I Listening To / What am I Playing?

Started by Joe Fulton. Last reply by Deb Nov 11, 2013. 43 Replies

What music are you listening to or playing today?Continue

Tags: music

TV & the Movies - What am I Watching?

Started by Joe Fulton. Last reply by Deb Nov 11, 2013. 29 Replies

So this doesn't have to be something spiritual.  It can be funny or other kinds of mindless.  Ok it can be spiritual, too.Continue

Tags: cable, netflix, movies, TV

What Makes me Happy?

Started by Joe Fulton. Last reply by Deb Nov 11, 2013. 9 Replies

Everyone has something that brings a smile or makes the day less stressful.It could be a song, a picture, a thought or something completely different.Let's hear what makes you happy :)Continue

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What Do You Do?

Started by Jessica R. Huffmeyer. Last reply by PuzzleSolver Apr 11, 2013. 2 Replies

 Everyday we wake up thinking  of thoughts in our minds  and sometimes these thoughts of ours are not positive and can weight us down from performing our daily tasks or achieving our daily goals. It…Continue

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Comment by Christian von Lahr on November 26, 2011 at 10:51am
Are you people really up this early? It's Saturday, Saturday after Thanksgiving. Emmmmm. Later, I must be dreaming. Something about "Under the Tuscan Sun" and a theosophical coffee table book.
Comment by Monica Pege on November 26, 2011 at 9:41am

Good morning everybody!  Life is good!  Coffee.  I am still enjoying the Thanksgiving weekend...leftovers yesterday, very likely today.  Feeling grateful for all the spiritual input I've had before Theosophy came into my life and after...The beautiful thing, the ongoing thing, is that I found I never had to give up Christianity or Yoga...it has been a joy, learning that they all are One...but the ongoing thing is to adjust, recalibrate and learn to understand these paths Theosophically...this makes me happy! Theosophy offers a real opportunity for loving detachment because it deals in such vast time periods and amazing perspectives...what a huge help this is when you find yourself in some unpleasant, karmic entanglement!  Theosophy is the key that unlocks...in the midst of it all one can be happy...NAMASTE all!

Comment by Olga Stolyarchik on November 26, 2011 at 6:34am

Thank you Christi and an. All the spiritual experiences came to me naturally, in fact scientifically induced mind often refused to accept or try to avoid unexplained and mystic events. I am not changeling and rarely  meditate. I am considering your advise and its maybe the answer. I am  awake to know my purpose in this life and my soul mission. It is about giving.  Everything  I create I give to world. It is the only satisfaction I need. It is moving me further and elevating my mind. Human satisfaction is Kama driven in desire and emotions. When giving become a form of satisfaction,  Kama is not be able to corrupt or degrade Ego and interrupt a process of the Higher evolve. Giving is the teaching? Right? At the end of this lifetime I will make sure than I gave all I have of me to the world to give. Mahatma Gandhi said: "Travel light" I will do. However, a life is continue and open mind never closes.

Comment by Christian von Lahr on November 26, 2011 at 2:39am

It's been a busy couple of days.  I've been recreating a 60-second promotion and introduction for my television show that the Network has been using to aquire advertisers for my program, and about 60 others.  The video quality in their reincorporation is not as clear as first provided, so I'm going to recreate it for my programs website, and personal promotional usage.  This is more work than is evident, because there are very many images, transitions, word overlays and effects and timed sound segments that all have to come together to convey the meaning of the program in a mere 60-seconds.  So, busy day and STILL not finished.  Ha.

Comment by Christian von Lahr on November 26, 2011 at 2:35am

Thanks Olga, perhaps I could answer what I am perceiving as a question by saying a Teacher is someone who is looking for answers.  That may help you with your question of how to be a good teacher.  Look for what you don't know.  Always.  Those whom you draw you may well be able to speak to because you have already been there, HOWEVER, they too will give you perspectives in their responses that keep you seeking and finding new and expanded meaning.  As you progress, you draw students, so to speak, who are looking for larger answers too.  That's just my opionion, of course, ... there are likely many here far more qualified to give you specific insight.  Thanks for all your comments on Theosophy.net ... you definitly do have a lot of wisdom within you that you are striving to convey.  I've only had the most minor of "taps" into HPB, not usually by actual intention.  I don't tend to TRY and connect with these Higher influences, I just allow for them should they occur.  I've spoken in about 25 countries, but not Tibet ... and have always had an interest in Russia to the point of learning bits of the language.  But, alas, I never made it to either destination.  So, I enjoy reading of  your experiences.

Comment by Olga Stolyarchik on November 26, 2011 at 1:24am

Hi Christian,

About the Teachers.

Since first ritual Reiki Initiation when Ajna or Sixth Chakra opens for the first time and astral world become visual and real, I thought my Reiki Master is my Higher Teacher. But she told me that she is not my teacher, because I have a potentials and seat for higher goal in the soul development. I didn't understand then what exactly this is mean. And she said the wisdom of Mikao Usui, the Great Master and Founder of the Reiki Healing: “The Teacher will come for you. Do not think the Teacher forgot about you, even when you struggling in life to find your Teacher, the Teacher will find you first, where you were left in a certain special place by the previous Teacher for the new one to find you there.” There a few wise men told me the same thing and asked to be patient and do not give up hope, it will be come true. People who told me that within 10 years at the different occasions were the Higher Teachers , and there was no reason for disbelieve. But my patience runs short and in 2010 while visiting Russia, I went to Tibet to find the answers. And I got the answers. It clarified certain things. The Tibetan monk who were really highly respected by locals, in private session told me (among many things I knew or not about myself) that my Higher Teacher will become to me soon but it will be someone Higher that I will be expecting, more likely an Adept.

Traveling back home“bend” my mind to understand of the possibility of such thing - the Adept Higher Teacher. A skepticism tried take the best of me thinking about the answer.

Until the day comes and all start falling into the place. My Teacher is HPB, and maybe its sound silly but there is the story behind that unique Higher Connection. All the spiritual encounters, initiations and other experiences in this life - written in my journal. My essays far off the chart because of my English skills is a self-taught. It is unedited and never intended to be publicized. This is why I decided to not write in Russian language (which can be easy translated) I named the journal “The Patterns of my Soul”.

My mind is complex and so my writing. Believe me, I like to share and will do that little by little. But something inside telling me that phrase of a self-doubt: I don't know how to become a teacher. There a lots of in mind “compartments” which may be essential and valuable knowledge for somebody. But I don't know how to teach or become a teacher. No experience in that field. When people have own children then is the chance to become a good teacher. What to do when have none? Where to start? Where is the student ends and a teacher begins?

Comment by Michael Simon on November 25, 2011 at 10:50pm
Where does a teacher not go for help? Are giving and receiving two actions for a teacher, or one circuit? Why would a teacher demonstrate not needing help? "Lead by example; don't drive by mandate" suggests Bill Wilson. Who is not my teacher? Who is not my student? Everyone leads by example. Sometimes I "prefer" the example, and sometimes not. Beyond my preferences, what is?

A caterpillar leads by eating.
A caterpillar leads by resting (in cocoon).
A caterpillar-with-wings leads by flying.

Which one is the "best" teacher? Or which is teacher, which student? Are they not all perfectly themselves? Are they not all natural, all nature? Does each not die to live again? Should I see what you see, or can my sight be enough?

Also I had my first Wild Rice-stuffed Roasted Sage & Terriyaki
Basted Tofurkey Thanksgiving yesterday. It was delicious! And Black Friday is a wonderful song by the band, Megadeth. So it's all good (even when I prefer it not).
Comment by Allan Beveridge on November 25, 2011 at 8:38pm

I am? Well, again, thank you Christian. I read this thread with smiles and a warm feeling such that I forgot for a moment the push I am giving myself to get this weeks Thought of the Day out. Merci for that!!!

Christian, you mentioned:

To that end, though, it may be necessary to get out of their “thinking” mode so they can actually BE THEMSELVES, and therefore with less ego-based activity (and I mean this in a good way),  they can be inspired by everyone and everything around them, and [above] them.  I find the Universe DOES RESPOND to our desires, but it does so THROUGH the experiences  in our life; so, when you have a need or ask such a question, from that moment on look at EVERTHING as an answer that the Universe is providing.

 

I like this,a lot, especially "look at EVERTHING as an answer". I have said something similar and will share this little piece from the essay called "Experience as a Teacher":

We have discussed ways to work on our thoughts, and that when we resist what is in our best interests we likely have thought constructs that are enabling this. The rational mind develops with all manner of inconsistencies and blocks such as these. The issues we face point them out their presence to us, and give us the opportunity to work on correcting them, should we choose to accept it. The answers you find may not resolve the problem completely or quickly; however, it will not likely be resolved at all unless you look within for answers. Accepting responsibility tells our rational mind that old thoughts are not sacred or sacrosanct. Thinking about and empowering our willingness to learn and grow creates a potent thought form.

 

The body of our rational mind is our thoughts, conscious or otherwise, hence this act results in the creation of thought forms that make it easier for us. It also helps eliminate those that restrict us. Pay attention to your reactions as you go through life. Try to notice when you feel odd, hurt, different, strange, apprehensive, nervous etc. and take a moment to consider why. When you do, you will begin to understand why you need not wait for a teacher to come to you if you learn to listen to your own life.

Sorry this is a little long, I needed to include the first paragraph so the second one made sense.

Now, back to finishing my brain break and then onto the TOD. Have a wonderful evening Joe, and Christian;)

Comment by Christian von Lahr on November 25, 2011 at 6:50pm

Joe asked,

"Where do spiritual teachers go when they need help?"

 

Good thought, Joe.  And Allan is the man to go to with such a question; he is brilliant in this regard.  My first reaction would be to consider that Teachers, by their nature, DO NOT have traditional teachers themselves.  Therefore, THEIR personal teaching is received inherently in the process of their teaching others.


To that end, though, it may be necessary to get out of their “thinking” mode so they can actually BE THEMSELVES, and therefore with less ego-based activity (and I mean this in a good way),  they can be inspired by everyone and everything around them, and [above] them.  I find the Universe DOES RESPOND to our desires, but it does so THROUGH the experiences  in our life; so, when you have a need or ask such a question, from that moment on look at EVERTHING as an answer that the Universe is providing.

Comment by Christian von Lahr on November 25, 2011 at 6:40pm

FRIDAY, November 25th (2011)


I’ve created a new page today under my Group “Open Wisdom.”  The page is titled, “A NEW NAME FOR THE SITE”.  It is a discussion page to get thoughts on a Name Change, (something that I am suggesting, not necessarily an aim of Administration – this is just me speaking out). 


I have started the discussion / exploration by suggesting one name idea, and I’ve given my few words in the Group PREAMBLE as to why a name change might be considered, and why I chose the one described.


christian

 
 
 
 

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