Search A Light In The Darkness

Friday, 23 February 2018

“There are subtle truths buried in every make-believe. You never know where you might find one.” ― Shari Arnold

Crow - Totem Bird of the Day

Will The Real Crisis Actors Stand Up Please?

Waking Times: It’s been almost 20 years since the massacre at Columbine High School. That was in 1999, when cable news was really just beginning to sinks its teeth into American culture.

It was a new format, and for the first time such horrific news was in your face, everywhere you went, all the time. People watched in rapt attention as 24 hour coverage of the shootings went on for days and weeks afterward. Continuous replays of audio and video of the event, witness testimonies, candle light vigils, pundits contemplating every angle and facet of the horror were a new thing for us at that time.

It was a sustained psychic blitzkrieg happening in your living room, in your personal space, in the comfort and security of your own home. It was a new form of spiritual warfare. Shocked, stunned, and frozen, the psychic damage sank deep in to the collective conscience foreshadowing a dystopian future. The damage went far beyond what happened at the more>>>...

Soul Evolution

Daily Om: From the moment we are born, our souls may feel heavy because they are carrying the weight of all we have lived, loved, and learned in our past incarnations. It is only when we actively seek to work through our issues that we can lighten the load and our souls can evolve.

Divesting ourselves of what no longer serves us, such as unwarranted fear, the inability to feel empathy, or self-limiting behaviors, are just some of the many challenges we may face in this lifetime. While some issues we face are easier to deal with because they are the final remains of residue from a past life, other issues offer greater challenges because we are meant to work through them throughout this lifetime.

Often, we expect ourselves to recover quickly from difficult or painful circumstances. When we do not or cannot, we may feel emotionally inept or hopeless. The evolution of the soul, however, is an ongoing process that can take many lifetimes. It is a matter of accepting that even when we do our best there are going to be situations, people, and outcomes that we cannot more>>>...

“What bothers you today or gives you concerns could be a signpost to your purpose in life.” ― Sunday Adelaja

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'Memory Lane' - 23rd February 2017


Thursday, 22 February 2018

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ― Confucius

Thoughtforms, Tulpas & Egregores

New Dawn Magazine: What are thoughts – are they real, and once created are they things that exist independent of our minds? Are they constructs created by our soul’s mental and emotional faculties? If so, how do these faculties mould consciousness into the creation of thoughts? In many of the world’s religions, mystical and esoteric traditions there is a belief that once a thought comes into being it becomes a real entity that exists separately from the thinker.

The word thoughtform has various spellings.Thoughtforms and tulpas are created by focusing on a single thought and infusing that thought with intense emotions, becoming a separate mental/energetic thing. Once created, thoughtforms and tulpas exist in all spiritual realities and make up what is known as the imaginal realm. The imaginal realm interpenetrates all existence and is the repository of collective thought formations and energies. Thoughtforms and tulpas can be experienced physically, but in most cases they are experienced as apparitions. Nonetheless, they exist as separate entities manifesting both as physical and apparitional more>>>...

“What further helps to reveal reality is when our personal thinking ceases to take reality for granted.” ― Criss Jami

Making Choices from a Place of Balance

Daily Om: Each of the myriad decisions we make every day has the potential to have a deep impact on our lives. Some choices touch us to our very cores, awakening poignant feelings within us. Others seem at first to be simple but prove to be confusingly complex. We make the best decisions when we approach the decision-making process from a balanced emotional and intellectual foundation.

When we have achieved equilibrium in our hearts and in our minds, we can clearly see both sides of an issue or alternative. Likewise, we can accept compromise as a natural fact of life. Instead of relying solely on our feelings or our rationality, we utilize both in equal measure, empowering ourselves to come to a life-affirming and balanced conclusion.

Balance within and balance without go hand in hand. When you are called upon to choose between two or more options, whether they are attractive or distasteful, you should understand all you can about the choice ahead of you before moving forward. If you do not come to the decision from a place of balance, you risk making choices that are irrational and overly emotional or are wholly logical and don't take your feelings into more>>>...

Crimson Rosella - Totem Bird of the Day

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'Memory Lane' - 22nd February 2017


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” ― Roy T. Bennett

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion is probably one of the most famously haunted buildings in the UK. We have access to this terrifying location that holds many dark secrets which include rituals, black magic, death, sacrifice and even murder. It has a dire history that is sensed as soon as you enter the stone walls of this frightening and daunting building. The paranormal and sinister activity recorded here has left people quite frankly too afraid to re-enter.

Woodchester Mansion sits on the site of a much earlier Georgian country house called Spring Park. We do not know when work began on the new house, but by 1866 the clock tower was complete and the roof was in place. Workers mysteriously laid down their tools in early 1868 and never returned. Rumours that they were unsettled by several mysterious deaths and one murder have never been substantiated, but refuse to go away. After failing to complete the project, it was destined to become a mental institution, but the Second World War came and Woodchester Mansion became a base for American and Canadian troops. It was during training that several lives were lost when a bridge collapsed, plunging some of the troops into the lake and to a watery grave. Their bodies were stored inside the building and some believe that they haunt Woodchester mansion to this very day.

The original manor house for Woodchester in South West  Glousestershire was in the heart of the settlement of Woodchester itself, next to the old church. After a succession of owners the manor was granted to George Huntley in 1564. The expense of creating a huge deer park is thought to have nearly bankrupted the Huntleys and the manor and park were sold to Sir Robert Ducie in 1631. Later generations of the Ducie family decided to build a grand country house and, at the same time, create a magnificent landscaped park out of the deer park. Quite why this site was chosen will forever remain an unknown fact. The steep sides of the valley mean that for much of the year the sun is more>>>...

"It's only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed" - Thomas Moore

Things that Annoy Us

Daily Om: There are many stories of spiritual masters embracing the presence of an annoying student in their community. There is even one story that documents a teacher paying an irritating person to live among his students.

From an everyday perspective, this is difficult to comprehend. We generally work hard to avoid people and things that we find annoying so they don't bother us.

From a deeper spiritual perspective, however, irritation can be an important teacher and indicator that we are making progress on our path. Being able to remain centered and awake even when we feel uncomfortable is much more impressive than doing so in an environment where everything is to our liking.

No matter how good we are at controlling our circumstances, there will always be factors and people that we cannot control. How we respond to these experiences to a great degree determines the quality of our more>>>...

European Magpie - Totem Bird of the Day

'Memory Lane' -21st February 2017


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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Mind Over Matter – Consciousness and the Nature of Reality

Waking Times: Reality is not what it appears — the ancients knew it, pioneering physicists of the early 2Oth century knew it, and current leading edge scientists are proving it — all is mind.

Throughout the ages, Mankind has been trying to answer the big questions — What is the nature of existence and reality, what are we, and why are we here? In our current age, with the ascendance of the ideology of scientific materialism, we have a strong tendency to reject anything that doesn’t fit our materialistic paradigm and label it as “mystical”.

We have become mesmerized by the material world. Materialism and consumerism run rampant in our society. Lured by the apparent success of the reductionist method that we have used to analyze and understand our world, we have come to view the universe as purely a physical system, working something like a great machine, and with matter being the fundamental substance of more>>>...

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.” ― Marcus Aurelius,

Robin - Totem Bird of the Day

Animals In Nature

Wombat - copyright Matthew James
Daily OM: Animals share our planet with us, but experience it differently--each has its own abilities and gifts that allow them to interact successfully with the natural world.

Since we are merely one manifestation of the universe's energy in action, when we feel the need for direction we can turn to animals in nature for guidance. Animals can show us different ways to approach and deal with our challenges.

As we hold a question in mind, we can begin to pay attention to the animal activity around us.

Staring out a window we may notice a bird soaring high in the sky, showing us how to look at our situation from a greater distance. If we don't get an immediate answer, we can remember that the universe has its own perfect timing that doesn't heed the ticking of the more>>>...

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” ― Criss Jami