ONE THOUSAND YEARS OF YESTERDAYS-.
Imagine how postive would be to be able to capoture and file for an accesible access one thousnad yaers of wonderful yestrdays. All of this being accomplished under the wise guidance of God as He dicates our inner selves with such vital information.
The latest discoveries of some of my students and me have come to reinforce the exercise in obtaining reliable insights from some places, people and events from our past lives. The monitor from our computers plus some special instrumental music and adding some pleasant fragrances from first quality Indian incense have done wonders. Let’s always keep in mind that we as spiritual beings posses a total memory in our minds, so our brain which belongs to our human beings can get information from our total memory if we do it in a kind subtle way, suggesting never commanding to obtain this important data. We get easily lost in time and in space. The amazing results have helped us to get out from what seems to be a self-induced state of amnesia. We usually experience sharper and with more appropriate atmosphere sights and perceptions our emotional state awakens and becomes a very useful tool on this.
First it is highly recommended that for two whole weeks on a daily basis we get lost in two dozen different scenes, landscapes. It would be a wonderful action just to observe scenes in which no man-made constructions would be included at all. To observe doesn’t only mean to use our sight, but our other perception as well; for example our smelling sense, our listening skills, and our touching perception even our taste. So on the next two weeks, step by step let's add some little man-made constructions. By doing the above owe will succeed in making very reliable mental-emotional frameworks to work later on. For example; roads on which some fences made with stone would appear, next some stone bridges, the some far away castles, walls, temples, churches and houses. Another tip is always to realize the cardinal point on which we are heading, so from time to time we will turn around to face the opposite direction on which we are travelling. This simple action will help our brain to build a reliable framework regarding taking and following directions. We must allow the free manifestation of repressed emotions and forgotten very deep feelings.
Our next two weeks will be spent observing how people are dressed, staring to notice their sandals, boots, shoes etc, the pants, skirts, belts, blouses, shirts and hats. Were we on foot or on horsebacks even carriages? It will be very romantic to be able to recall admiring many fool moons in different settings.
Now, we can experiment the wonderful not polluted sunrises at different environments, for example at beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean and other times at beaches facing the Pacific Ocean, next we can imagine being standing up near an oasis, other times facing a wild river, afterwards facing a brook, a lake, a pool, yes an old pool.
Our next suggested action would be using a tree which seems to be standing alone in the wilderness , next we will sit down under the shade of this wonderful tree and start getting its vitalizing oxygen and just start enjoying our thinking by being grateful to the Divinity for these amazing harmonious moments.
There is not supposed to be preaching religion or spirituality on this website. Please refrain from doing so.
Why not? What is this site, in fact, preaching?
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Read the guidelines. There is to be no religious preaching as the participants already have their respecting religions i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and other faiths. The goal of discussion is not religious preaching. One can bring up religion if it's relevant, but posting several posts about someone's version of spirituality and preaching to them doesn't fit with this place being about political and peace discussions. It's not Beliefnet.org, with all due respect to the author. It's in the guidelines.
There is a separate website called "iPeace.us," which deals with the metaphysical about philosophies pertaining to peace. These subjects could be transferred over to there for discussion.
This the first time somebody doesn't agree with my sharings, so I will quit.
Your piece has nothing to do with religious preaching but rather states that religion can be used to preach peace. Do not let any one bully you into leaving.
It's not about bullying. There are rules for forums that people can read before they join. Is it bullying when a store has certain policies and ask people to follow them? It has nothing to do with the Jewish, Christian, or Muslim faith in connection to what's going on down there, and people are not supposed to promote spiritual agendas on a peace site as beautiful as they are. If someone posted a great post about a wonderful rabbi, priest, or imam and how they connect to peace, then great. That fits, and fine. It's not bullying. It's asking people to respect the guidelines. When you come to someone's house, you respect what's out there. The guy posting might be 1000 times better than me as a person. I don't know him. It's not personal. If the moderators want to change the rules to accomodate preaching. We've had all kinds including those who made Jewish and Muslim posters uncomfortable. That's one reason we had this rule.
If it comes to educating people about the three Abrahamic faiths, then there is a great need to do so. I had Jewish extremists on this website, just say horrid, and factually incorrect things about Islam. How many Muslims do we have on this website? In trying to inform them, I just got accusations that I was an Anti-Semitic Nazi, who supported the killing of Jews. This can be used in educating people, because when I mentioned what was said in the Siddur, one of the Jewish extremists did not even know what that was.
Tim, people don't watch this forum day-and-night. I don't come on often. However, I must say people should respect the Jewish and Muslim and Christian faiths. Trashing someone's faith puts all people in one camp. As far as the label anti-Semitic, it's often a political shield. I remember some young guy at a college who wrote an article critical of Israel and Begin, and he was labeled as anti-Semitic. He replied that he was Jewish. They weren't expect that and tried to talk to him. Eventually, they found a way to get him off the paper i.e. silence him. Some want to use the word anti-Semitic in the same way someone says infidel in some closed society to make you shake with fear and feel condemned. It's undemocratic, IMHO. The sad thing is some people will trash Arabs and Palestinians and then seconds later call some person anti-Semitic. It shows a problem with the psychology of a person when a person is doing that. I don't know you personally, Tim, to comment on your views or defend any of them. You could have have said something offensive or not. I wouldn't know. I just am saying that some are too quick to use that label. It's like saying someone is some social infidel.
Those individuals who were using that term were banned from this website, and they were also using it against others as well. On this website, we are to explore and further coexistence. So you can be critical of Israel, and you can be critical of the Palestinian leadership. But where both have weakness, they also have strengths. When I was mentioning about Islam, it was just sickening what I was hearing, and also it was factually incorrect. I lived in Egypt for awhile, and I know an Islamic society, and I also know the Coptic Christian society as well. I personally am the product of a Jewish mother, and it was awful when these people said I was a liar, just making the whole thing up. Because in the Siddur, it says "You will love your fellow man, as though you will love yourself." I take that to heart, which means everybody, whether they are Ashkenazic, Sephardic, Mizrahi, Palestinian, or Egyptian, Muslim (I will say Sunnite, because I have not been around Shiite, I just know that their Fiqh differs from the Sunnites), Coptic or Maronite. I will love these people as though I will love myself. So it is coexistence, not bigotry and prejudice. Unfortunately, we have had people on this website, who embrace it.
Tim, there are people who come here who have a Jewish nationalist agenda only, and then say over and over how this is not a peace site while they're not showing anyway a way to peaceful speech, conduct or anything. They're not giving us examples of the way and being role models. They're doing the opposite. If someone says you're not Jewish, it's kind of like a Muslim insisting another Muslim is not Muslim. It exists in both communities. Of course, there are people on all sides. Coexistence doesn't look super at the moment because there is too much the use of violence. Long before Isaiah said turn your swords into plowshares, it was said by the ancient Syrians and attributed to Ba'al. It's not a new message. All of our religions have good points, but there's something in all of them that can't be interpreted to make yourself feel superior to other human beings. That's what makes people carry the sword.