Hoping that all members will be able to get away from the in-the-brain theosophy to a point of sharing what we do in the real world that has theosophical meaning. Some theosophists forget to go out in the real world and be theosophy. I hope that people will share here theosophy in their lives. From dealing with the fundamentalists on the doorstep, to standing in line at the grocery store, we create a nucleus of universal brotherhood either consciously or unconsciously. I hope that we can use this site to inspire each other to create the nucleus, or even the whole atom by sharing experiences from our day to day movements.
For instance, it's not always what I do, but what is done to/for me: Yesterday, for the first time in many moons, I woke up to find that Joe had already made the coffee. (*see caffeine molecule). I was in a brotherhood mode, all day, up to and including seeing to it that he got a new computer room chair, and moving his old one to the guest room for my son.
Now, I'm going to vacuum the upstairs, but I am intent on doing it theosophically!

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Comment by Susan Thomas on May 10, 2009 at 8:44pm
The trip to see my father was not as I had hoped. My sister, who is his bio daughter, is keeping him in the nursing home, even going so far as to warn the staff that I might try to kidnap him. Needless to say my relationship with her is a bit strained. I have to accept the things I cannot change. Never good at twelve steps. Seems like step one trips me up. I have never been powerless, and I am my own higher power. One of the things my sis (who is 68, not a child) is concerned about is that I am not a fundamentalist Christian. What she doesn't realize is neither is my dad, but he plays along to keep the peace. I am not the peacemaker type. They are only going to inherit the part of the earth that she doesn't own anyway. She's taking her part with her. She gives Christianity a really bad name. I'm movin on.
Comment by Susan Thomas on April 12, 2009 at 10:59pm
My father in law from a previous marriage lived with my family for 11 years before he died in our home. My younger son was 13 when he died. Although the boys didn't like growing up around him, they did learn some tolerance. This is different, because they hardly know my dad, but have revered him from a distance because he survived Normandy. Young men love war, it seems. Thank you for reading and supporting. I love to look at things from a humorous perspective, because in the end, we don't make it out "alive' anyway. Interesting, my great niece posted some pictures of my dad on facebook from today. Can you imagine? When he was growing up it took him a week to get a newspaper from the East Coast, and I have a picture of him 1100 miles away taken today. "What hath god wrought?" God wrought the internet, and Alexander G. Bell would like it!
Comment by Sue Crosby on April 12, 2009 at 10:00pm
My best wishes go with you. This will probably be one of the hardest things you will ever do. The decision itself is a hard one. You seem like me in many ways and just shoot from the hip if you get my meaning. I cared for my father for a few years. Our relationship was...... interesting lol.. lets say. I, just like you could see no other alternative other than taking care of him. Best wishes for you and the most positive energy I can send.
Your thoughts always leave me inspired and provide me with a bit humor at times.
Thank you for sharing with us
Sue
Comment by Susan Thomas on April 11, 2009 at 12:01am
Ahhhh, the humor of daily life! And for a less humorous note. My sis and my dad's wife have decided that my 90 year old father needs to stay in the nursing home since his rehab didn't progress so well. They have decided not to come right out and tell him, though. (In all fairness, neither of them could care for him.) They are 1100 miles away. Now, I was raised to not talk about a lot of things, and to just flatly lie about others. But I work in a nursing home myself, and well, I just can't handle this. I have to act. You know I don't meditate, but that doesn't mean I don't think. This man invested 16 years of his adult life keeping me out of an orphanage. (He's my biological uncle, but he adopted me when no one else could.) How can I sit by and let other people put him in an orphanage equivalent? So, I'm going to drive out there next week and ask him if he wants to move in with me, 1100 miles away. I have no illusions about this. Joe and my son and I will have to move to a one-story situation, Joe and my other son will have to take some family medical leave. I won't qualify for Family Medical Leave for another 7 months at my current job. I will have to cash in part of my 401k to get him a medical flight out here. Then I will have to arrange all our schedules and find a way to get in-home care for the few hours a day when no one is home, and for nights, because we all have to sleep at one time or another. And get him settled with new doctors, etc. Joe suggested we just move out there to do the same thing. Moving out there would cost about the same as the medical flight to get him here, and Joe can work from home at his job. I will assess the situation when I get there and decide what to do.
Comment by Charles Cosimano on April 2, 2009 at 11:25am
That would probably be the most light that ever came out of most of them.
Comment by Bill Meredith on April 2, 2009 at 11:02am
Practically speaking, If the dark nights are too cold, one can always burn one's theosophy books to stay warm.
Comment by joymonk on March 29, 2009 at 2:52pm
Would venture to say that any spiritual practice that is devoid of practical application is woo-woo. It's nice and dandy to theorize for hours about how the universe might operate, but if it is not applied in daily practice, in every mundane task, what's the point?

If truth is religion, than it needs to be practiced all day long. Always amazed how people separate religion from their daily lives and keep it for the evening prayer or Sunday ceremony.
Religio in Latin, from religare and religens hints at two things: all activities that make us feel connected and paying careful attention to the archetypal experience around us. Wouldn't that have to extend into daily life?? ;-)
Comment by Susan Thomas on March 28, 2009 at 10:24am
How's the economy for all of you?
Comment by Susan Thomas on March 28, 2009 at 10:23am
So, I succumbed to my desire to participate in the economic recovery after I got paid yesterday. I did it, I bought a watch. I had been without a watch for about 10 weeks. I had convinced myself that my telephone time would get me to the bus stop promptly, but there's all the talk about buying locally and keeping the money in town, so I did it. I found a locally owned jewelry and watch repair (not the most convenient location) and told him what I needed. He sized it to my ridiculously small wrist and he thanked me for shopping locally. I also bought books from two local independent booksellers. (See the post Money Sex War Karma by David R. Loy for a discussion)
Comment by Susan Thomas on March 24, 2009 at 1:04am
So, today my office mate told me that he will relent and clean the refrigerator in our office with me on Friday. It gives me another reason to look forward to Friday. Building brotherhood in the office....these nuclei will fly! It's the day to day stuff, where we look around in awareness that we find fellowship. (There will end up being twenty people come by our office to watch us clean our tiny fridge, and it will be a party. All that's in there is ice and canned fruit!)

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