Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blessings of a Quiet Afternoon's Meditation

It can be a rare experience. But a welcome one when the ideal conditions combine to create an optimal meditative experience. Life has slowed down, no crisis to attend to. The weather is nice and sunny. The guy with the loud bass in the neighborhood is not around. I'm home alone and spend the afternoon outside with my meditation cushion. The subtle qualities of life suddenly magnify in their beauty.

It was as if nature began a pageantry of dance and song to celebrate the meditative state. The hummingbirds buzzed to the feeder, back and forth. Distant traffic noises provided a background hum. For a while, someone was bouncing a basketball in the neighborhood. The sun's rays seemed to dance on my face and arms, mitigated by the occasional light cool breeze. The air smelled fresh with a sweet hint of the blossoming honeysuckle. A bird or some other small creature rustled the leaves near the back fence. The sun moved ever so slowly closer to the horizon. It is truly a blessing to experience the stillness of the day. To have the conditions right for this experience, is like having the conditions right to form a rainbow.

I express my gratitude for life today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Time and Being in the New Energy

A friend of mine recently told me about a new job he had recently taken, and left. One of the problems with the job was that there were times when he had nothing to do. Have you ever had one of those jobs where you have to "look busy". This is the nature of hourly paid work. I believe we will see somewhat of a breakdown of this system in times ahead. As many of us transcend to the new energy, we will make a new connection to who we are within, and find that holds the key to our natural abundance.

In other aspects, living in the new energy is marked with a quality of being in touch with our emotional selves as an integral part of our work. The three dimensional model, forty hours a week, eight hours a day or more tends to fracture most people from their work and their personal emotional lives. Indeed the new energy more fully integrates us. Much of what our work is about is informed by our emotional selves which together working harmoniously with our rational selves brings about intuitive openings close to our soul and spirit.

I believe humanity is awakening and we will survive and build a more beautiful world.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Create Your Day - Conscious Attention

As I start each day, I bring awareness to my thoughts and emotions, as they are, lying in bed soon after my eyes open. If you do that, you are more awake and conscious than most people. And, if you bring your deliberate consciousness, mindfulness to your experience throughout the day, you are very skilled indeed. It is an important part of consciousness evolution. And if you are conscious of your experience first thing in the morning, the right gentle effort to change it can affect your whole day.

Humanity has been in a dark age for some time now. Most people have been simply in survival mode, waking up each day, hurriedly, keeping busy going to work to just manage to pay the bills. It has been much like this for centuries. But a new evolution in human consciousness will begin when more and more people cultivate consciousness. And there are several simple techniques available for doing just that. Giving conscious attention to our thoughts and emotions upon awakening is one of them.

Other techniques can be applied generally through our creative process. Do you write, paint, play music or sing? The creative arts are an excellent opportunity to cultivate consciousness. Through our awareness the creative medium can be used to shape our reality. Suppose you woke up every morning and drew a picture of how you wanted your day to be, or of something you wanted? Your creative powers will begin to help manifest exactly that thing you are focusing on.

Think about it. There is really a bit of urgency, to developing mindful awareness. But remember to do it with compassion and care for yourself. Here lies the key to awakening.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New World Order?

Changes are happening on our planet. Perhaps there is a group of elite people who are seeking to dominate, finally consolidate control. It's good to be aware of, as explained in the video below. I think any attempt at world domination will fail. This is a time for people to wake up from the old power structures, as we now see them failing. I believe a new consciousness will be born, where the power is with the people. I prefer to keep my thoughts, imagination and energy on creating a positive vision for the future.

Science and Spirituality: Question of the Millennium

Wow, something has really gotten a hold of me. I've started to work on my website www.quantumcafe.net now, since I've kind of been ignoring it for the past couple of years. Interesting that I see now the my subject matter is just as important, if not more important than it was when I started several years ago. The question of science and spirituality is the question of the millennium. And now with the economic crisis, people will be seeking answers and change in their lives more intensely than before. As I've said before, I think this is a good thing, although difficult for many. It is a necessary re-working of ourselves to a better, higher way of being.

I'd call it a dimensional shift that is happening, and the urgency of it is beginning now. The dying away of old patterns and ways of being, for example our corrupted way of over-extending banking credit (causing the credit crisis). And just yesterday, President Obama was asking people to get back to the basics, to embrace core economic values. But what may be truly needed in addition, is an opening up to a more subtle being within ourselves. I believe the process we are going through is greater than what the cable news networks are capable of reporting. Are we ready, as the human society to embrace a new reality, a new dimension? This is just a preview of coming attractions.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Quantum Physics and What the Bleep

I've been watching What the Bleep Do We Know. Down the Rabbit Hole quite a bit lately. The Down the Rabbit Hole version is the three disk expanded version of the original What the Bleep. I find it possible to watch the video over and over again. The concepts are really deep and worthy of long contemplation. The implications of quantum theory really turn our world upside down. I won't go into detail here now.

I haven't blogged in a long time. But I'm starting up again now. I've been working on starting a weekly email newsletter and getting back to my website. As we shift from the old energy world, characterized by high unemployment and crisis in our financial institutions, a new way is coming into being. I'm reconnecting with the knowledge of my life's purpose or mission. On the topic of life purpose, I recently read Secrets of the Light by Dannion Brinkley. In the book, he tells of three different near death experiences that have radically changed his life. But one of the points he makes, is that we all have a life purpose or a life mission we come to earth. My life's purpose, I feel strongly has to do with teaching people about the new energy, the new world or the evolution of consciousness we are going through.

There is so much there.