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Friday, 30 May 2014

Image of The Day

Copyright Matthew James 2014

Little Gurus

Daily Om: As grown-ups, we often approach children with ideas about what we can teach them about this life to which they have so recently arrived. It’s true that we have important information to convey, but children are here to teach us just as much as we are here to teach them. They are so new to the world and far less burdened with preconceived notions about the people, situations, and objects they encounter. They do not avoid people on the basis of appearance, nor do they regard shoes as having only one function. They can be fascinated for half an hour with a pot and a lid, and they are utterly unself-conscious in their emotional expressions. They live their lives fully immersed in the present moment, seeing everything with the open-mindedness born of unknowing. This enables them to inhabit a state of spontaneity, curiosity, and pure excitement about the world that we, as adults, have a hard time accessing. Yet almost every spiritual path calls us to rediscover this way of seeing. In this sense, children are truly our gurus. When we approach children with the awareness that they are our teachers, we automatically become more present ourselves. We have to be more present when we follow, looking and listening, responding to their lead. We don’t lapse so easily into the role of the director of activities, surrendering instead to having no agenda at all...read more>>>...

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An Intuitive Insight:

It must be stressed that Madeleine McCann is very much alive. It suits those behind the media machine that the sheep consider that she is dead. It makes a perfect smokescreen for what is a 'hidden hand' operation. Many names have had their 'dirty little secrets' revealed as a result of this operation. Many more are to be revealed. 

357: Madeleine McCann 'disappeared' 
9119: Her reappearance aged 16?

Remote viewings throughout 2010 - 2014 have placed Madeleine McCann in Eire? An early 2007 insight revealed the Eire flag. There are links to Eire with the Tapas 7 ... this insight suggests her appearance will be in and around Dublin close by to 9th January 2019 when she is around the age of 16. This appears as the latest date she will reappear. She is seen as property of the corporation and therefore a legitimate bate in the wheels of corruption. A battle between families or sides of the same side. There are issues here which the sheep are never meant to understand. Computer predictions laid down many years ago. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Secret of the Moon & the Nature of War

New Dawn Magazine: War may be understood in many ways. Materialists see it simply as an outgrowth of our animal instincts and the battle for survival while others may see a more conspiratorial hand at play. There is another view, one found at the heart of esotericism, especially that of the Fourth Way taught by the spiritual teacher G.I. Gurdjieff (1866?-1949). It is a view that argues war comes not from inside man or from governments, economics or politics, but from outside. It ultimately derives from various configurations and interactions of the planets, especially the Moon, and from the fact man exists in such an undeveloped state that he is totally unprotected from such influences. Unless we understand this and take full conscious control of our lives, we will be bounced back and forth by not only planetary forces but by the ebb and flow of everyday existence. Gurdjieff called this lack of control the influence of the Law of Accident....read more>>>...

Echoes of Power

Daily OM: Speech is a vehicle for vows, but the sacred vows we speak are more than just words. When we make a promise, a subtle yet powerful shift takes place in our souls where intentions are housed. A vow is both a tool we employ in order to facilitate transformation within ourselves and an expression of will. Thus, to make an oath is to communicate to the universe and our deeper selves our commitment to the principles most important to us. Fulfilling a sacred vow—whether it is as complex as "'till death do us part" or as simple as "I promise"—challenges us, exercising our willpower and aiding personal growth. When we speak a sacred vow out loud rather than reciting it in our minds or recording it on paper, our voices project our promises into the deepest reaches of the universe. It is important that we remember that a vow made with the sincerest of intentions has the power to carry on past our earthly lifetimes...read more>>>...

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Quote Of The Day


Matthew James Medium - STALL P2 at the Sydney Conscious Living Expo


The All New H.S.S Magazine ...

This is the cover of the very 1st edition of the incredible HSS magazine .....

The 2nd edition is already in print ...!

Matthew James is a proud contributor and writer in this superb spiritual magazine ....

This is THE spiritual magazine to read. It is fresh, stimulating and exciting. It is quickly becoming a huge success here in Australia. It is available on shelves in the UK .... 

Some VERY well known faces will also be contributing to this incredible magazine ... so watch this space 

HSS Magazine is also on Facebook ... click on the HSS Magazine link here ... and like the page.

 To purchase the HSS (Heart Soul & Spirit) Magazine on line go to ....http://www.isubscribe.com.au/Heart-Soul-&-Spirit-Magazine-Subscription.cfm ..

9 Ways to Spot a Fake Guru or Spiritual Teacher

Wake Up World: The old paradigm of life-controlling and mind-manipulating belief systems has left many to finally realize they have been living in an artificial reality created by egotistical people on power trips. This has led to a situation where many are wandering, trying to find their own way in a world without many true leaders, and as a result of this, a new market has developed which attempts to showcase answers to those people who have become disillusioned with the old dogmatic systems. However, there are quite a few (an understatement) in this new domain of contemporary spiritual guidance that are taking outright advantage of people and creating circumstances that vary very little from the old paradigm; they simply polished it and gave the illusion that it’s something else.

There’s an influx of ‘enlightened masters of the universe’ pervading the spiritual sphere these days. Gurus and spiritual teachers are popping up left and right. Many of them seem to provide an easy way out of the voids many people feel they have within their lives, and as a result these gurus and teachers make a ridiculously massive amount of money… even earning social ranks akin to being glamorous superstars...READ MORE>>>...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Why mysterious UFO-like lights glow in Hessdalen, Norway


As a name, Hessdalen may be more familiar to UFO watchers than scientists. The valley in Norway is prone to "strange, hovering, flashing balls of lights" best attributed, as some believe, to alien origins. Now scientists say they're on the verge of an explanation: The valley is a giant natural battery.

The Hessdalen phenomenon has been around for at least a century, but it reached a peak in the 1980s when the lights suddenly started appearing 1o or 20 times a week. UFO enthusiasts took this as a sign that the valley was a portal to other worlds. Google Hessdalen today, and you'll still find plenty of UFO conspiracy sites. But that strange bursts of light in the 1980s attracted physicists, too, interest piqued by the idea of some unexplained natural phenomenon. In the decades since, they have determined the glow likely comes from air turned into plasma.

The unique geology of the valley could be responsible for this plasma. The valley is formed by rocks on one side rich in copper and the other rich in iron and zinc - not unlike the cathode and anode of a battery. Sulfuric acid, leached from the abandoned sulfur mine at the bottom of the valley, could then turn the river into the weak acid of an electrolyte. But where does the charge to energize plasma come from?

It may be extraterrestrial after all. The Hessdalen phenomenon seems especially common after a display of Northern Lights, reports Williams, when solar wind ionizes the earth's atmosphere....read more>>>...

'Planes don't just disappear': Former Malaysian Prime Minister accuses CIA of covering up what really happened to flight MH370

S.O.T.T: Missing Flight MH370 did not crash and its current whereabouts may be known to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company, Malaysia's influential former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed. Dr Mahathir said the plane could have been switched onto autopilot remotely by the CIA if it had been hijacked.

'Remotely by radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of the flight deck,' he wrote in an entry entitled 'What goes up must come down' on his blog, chedet. 'Airplanes don't just disappear,' he said. 'Certainly not these days with all the powerful communication systems, radio and satellite tracking and filmless cameras which operate almost indefinitely and possess huge storage capacities.'

'The plane is somewhere, maybe without MAS [Malaysia Airlines] markings,' he said, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. 'It is a waste of time and money to look for debris or oil slick or to listen for pings from the black box. "For some reason, the media will not print anything that involves Boeing or the CIA,' he said.

Dr Mahathir, 88, who was Malaysia's prime minister between 1981 and 2003, said the missing flight's communication system 'must have been disabled'...read more>>>...

Quote for the Day

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." -- Dale E. Turner

Friday, 16 May 2014

Feet In Both Worlds

"Looking back now at my early years, there was no way that I would have considered myself psychic in anyway. In truth I would not have known what the word meant. However in saying that I probably would have been able to spell the word! I shocked everyone once with a sponsored school spelling. Neighbours and friends had been pledging 50p and £1 per word thinking I wouldn’t spell many. There had also been the odd £2 and £5 per word. I managed to spell over 130 of the 150 words that were on the sheets of paper during the competition and some of them were ‘big’ words as well! I ended up being the higher sponsor of the school for that competition!!

If I’d been specifically asked by someone during those years, if I was psychic, my response probably would have been no as I would have thought everyone was the same as me in the way that they thought and the way that they saw the world. I even would probably have thought that extended to the ‘imaginary friends’ I had and perhaps even to the supernatural old man who was a regular visitor to my bedroom
." - extract taken from Feet In Both Worlds written by Matthew James

Quote for the Day

"Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible." -- Gabrielle Roth

Finding Deep Strength

copyright Matthew James 2014
Daily Om: We have all faced moments in our lives when the pressure mounts beyond what we feel we can handle, and we find ourselves thinking that we do not have the strength to carry on. Sometimes we have just gotten through a major obstacle or illness only to find another one waiting for us the moment we finally catch our breath. Sometimes we endure one loss after another, wondering when we will get a break from life’s travails. It does not seem fair or right that life should demand more of us when we feel we have given all we can, but sometimes this is the way life works.

When we look back on our lives, we see that we have survived many trials and surmounted many obstacles, often to our own amazement. In each of those instances, we had to break through our ideas about how much we can handle and go deeper into our hidden reserves...read more>>>...

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Mystic Insight For The Day

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, "What am I being invited to learn from this situation?" The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it
 -- John Robson

Pelican Symbolism

Photo Copyright Matthew James 2014
Spirit Animals: If Pelican has come for a visit the most likely reason is that he hinting that perhaps you need to take some time for yourself and go inward. Something in your life is slightly off kilter and needs to be balanced. He also teaches us to take it easy at times even in the most hectic of lives. Pelican loves to float through life and float through his emotions savoring each special moment. Have you taken the time to be in the moment?

If Pelican is your Totem you are confident, calm and good at controlled movements. You easily balance thought and emotions and understand the proper use of abundance. You enjoy shared journeys and find safety in numbers...read more>>>...

Monday, 12 May 2014

Aliens, Egos & Souls: Who Are We in the Big Picture?

Waking Times: What can be truly called ‘real’? In fact, we live in a world of illusion where nothing we see, hear, or feel is true. Our experiences are totally deformed by our three ego-governed bodies: 1) The mental body with its false belief systems and distorted thoughts; 2) The vital (astral, emotional) body with its desires, yearnings, passions, and lusts; 3) The physical body with its animal needs and atavistic[1] habits. Nowadays, the new item on the long list of abductee complaints is soul abduction. After being taken from bed to an underground lab or a spaceship, a ‘victim’ is put on a table and plugged to a special black box. With the use of advanced technologies and rituals, a reptilian entity – called a demon by those with a more religious mindset – is inserted into them. In the pre-technological days, this would have been called demonic possession. The scenarios can be more elaborate still. What some people call a human ‘soul’ can be pulled out of a body and transferred to one of the following: 1) A look-alike clone with super-human abilities; 2) Another human; 3) A human-alien hybrid (hubrid); 4) An alien. The possibilities are endless. In some New Age circles, temporarily-possessed individuals have been presented in a positive light and fashionably called channelers. Even more mystically glamourous are walk-ins, who are actually fully-possessed humans...read more>>>...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Image Of The Day

Another look at one of the 'anomaly' images from the surface of Mars taken from Google Mars. It's hard to determine what this is or what it might be due to the NASA tampering of the Google Mars images ... shame really, by actually tampering with the images the boys and girls at NASA are actually giving out the message there is something on Mars they are trying to hide!

Roadmaps of Life

Daily OM: All the major spiritual traditions serve the purpose of offering us a roadmap to guide us on our individual journeys to enlightenment. These roadmaps are made up of moral codes, parables, and, in some cases, detailed descriptions of mystical states. We often study the fine points of a particular ascended master’s narrative in order to better understand our own and to seek inspiration and guidance on our path. In the same way, when we plan a road trip, we carry maps and guidebooks in an effort to understand where we are going. In both cases, though, the journey has a life of its own and maps, while helpful, can only take us so far. There is just no comparison between looking at a line on a piece of paper and driving your own car down the road that line represents. Some people seem well-suited to following maps, while others are always looking for new ways to get where they’re going. In the end, the only reliable compass is within, as every great spiritual guide will tell you. The maps and travelogues left behind by others are great blessings, full of useful information and inspiration, but they cannot take the journey for us. When it is time to merge onto the highway or pull up anchor, we are ostensibly on our own. Strange weather patterns, closed roads, and traffic jams arise in the moment, out of nowhere, and our maps cannot tell us what to do. Whether we take refuge in a motel by the side of the road, persevere and continue forward, or turn back altogether is entirely up to us...read more>>>...

Saturday, 10 May 2014

More Chemtrails Over Canberra

We had a perfect blue sky autumnal day here in Canberra yesterday, it was a great day to feel alive ... that was until I spotted the familiar chemtrail patterns appearing across the sky.

A perfect example is illustrated in the digital image on the left. You can clearly see the chemtrail plumes which go from the near top right to the bottom left of the image. The pattern of chemtrails are always the same ...

What we have in the same image is the cloud like formations which an earlier chemtrail creates ... in most of the image. Contained in this dispersing mass are numerous toxic constituents. The reason for chemtrails is perfectly described by Rense.com in this extract from their web site:

"We are dealing with Star Wars. It involves the combination of chemtrails for creating an atmosphere that will support electromagnetic waves, ground-based, electromagnetic field oscillators called gyrotrons, and ionospheric heaters. Particulates make directed energy weapons work better. It has to do with "steady state" and particle density for plasma beam propagation. They spray barium powders and let it photo-ionize from the ultraviolet light of the sun. Then, they make an aluminum-plasma generated by "zapping" the metal cations that are in the spray with either electromagnetics from HAARP, the gyrotron system on the ground [Ground Wave Emergency Network], or space-based lasers. The barium makes the aluminum-plasma more particulate dense. This means they can make a denser plasma than they normally could from just ionizing the atmosphere or the air. More density [more particles] means that these particles which are colliding into each other will become more charged because there are more of them present to collide. What are they ultimately trying to do up there -- is create charged-particle, plasma beam weapons. Chemtrails are the medium - GWEN pulse radars, the various HAARPs, and space-based lasers are the method, or more simply: Chemtrails are the medium -- directed energy is the method." ... read more>>>...

Letting Life Unfold

Daily OM: Our lives are guided by natural rhythms that are particular to each of us and cannot be altered by force of will alone. Life itself is a journey made up of processes and events that manifest before us only to be swept away when time marches on. Whether we envision ourselves creating a career, building a family, or developing the self, we instinctively know when the time has come for us to realize our dreams because all that is involved comes together harmoniously. When the time is right, the passage of destiny cannot be blocked. Yet as desperate as we are to touch these beautiful futures we have imagined, we cannot grow if we are not fully present in the evolutionary experience. The present can be challenging, uncomfortable, and tedious, but life unfolds as it will, and the universe will wait patiently as we make our way into the unknown. The fate that awaits us is not dependent on our pace, which was preordained before we ever appeared in human guise. Therefore there is no reason to rush through life to reach those pinnacles of development associated with the paths we have chosen. Enjoying and fully experiencing the journey of life is as important as achieving goals and reaching milestones. There are lessons we can learn during those moments that seem immaterial or insignificant that we cannot learn at any other time. Appreciating these takes patience, however, because human beings tend to focus on the fulfillment of expectations rather than the simple joys of being...read more>>>...

'We're creating an embassy to welcome the Elohim back to Earth!' Inside the wacky world of the Raëlians - a cult who think humans are descended from ALIENS

Daily Mail: Angel ancestors, embassies for extraterrestrials and advanced supercomputers recording all human memory and DNA: Welcome to the often strange world of the Raëlians. Now the sect, which was founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon, a French retired racing journalist, has thrown open its doors to the cameras for the first time, after presenter Darren McMullen travelled to Croatia to meet the Raëlians living there. But, as Glenn Carter, the man responsible for the UK's Raëlian population reveals, there's more to Raëlian life than alien ancestors. 'Being Raëlian means that I believe in the fact that all life on earth was created by the Elohim; a society who came to earth 25,000 years ago specifically to create life,' explains Mr Carter of his beliefs...read more>>>...

MJ OPINION: So the probable truth is wacky is it? Check out the Sumerian texts about the Anunnaki (The Elohim) and read Homo Sapiens being created as a hybrid race from the Anunnaki and the Home Erectus human genetics. For recording all human memory read The Akashic Records and supercomputers, er yes ... very probable with an advanced race.  

Friday, 9 May 2014

What is this mysterious aircraft filmed 'blitzing Taliban base in Afghanistan'? Footage shows 'UFO' blasting terrorists' encampment

Daily Mail: The clip was reportedly filmed by U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan in March. Shot by a soldier standing next to a stationary armoured column, it shows a bizarre triangular object hanging in the sky not far ahead. As soldiers look on, the craft slowly moves into position, before what appear to be muzzle flashes soundlessly emanate from its underside...read more>>>...

MJ OPINION: do not be taken in by this so called media story. The UFO is a hoax! Its not real ...

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Nibiru and the Faerie Race

Nibiru capture ... copyright Matthew James 2003
Nibiru has undertaken the crossing on its way out back to outer space. I witnessed its closest orbit to the sun back in 2003 and 2004. I captured Nibiru has a huge greenish planet with numerous moons. Next time Nibiru returns with be in around 15,000 years. 

Our solar system used to be a binary star system with all planets orbiting both suns in a figure of eight pattern. Saturn appears to be burnt out sun, and due to the saturnism worship it must have been our other sun at sometime.

Indeed, many of the ancient worships involved two orbs which have been taken to be the sun and the moon. But I think not. I believe the worship was of the light and of the dark; of Saturn (Darkness) and of the Sun (Light) ... the yin and the yang symbol I believe to originate from this heavenly configuration.

The Reptilean races on Nibiru once habitated our world, Earth. It is their world not ours, in truth. Earth was once inhabited by dark skinned races due to its orbit around the sun. White skinned races began on Mars ... Mars was originally in an orbit close to where the Earth now orbits. We were brought here as a slave race to serve the reptileans.

We were also genetically modified and our DNA spliced with the DNA of other races from across the universe. This would explain the 'missing link'.

There is so much more we don't know about our ancient history ....


The Reptilean races are the Faerie, the Sidhe reported in folklore. They have always been here. They live below ground because our Sun is the wrong vibration for them. When the Earth had its time in orbit around the other sun (Saturn) it was their vibration and it was when they walked the surface of the Earth plane.

There is an ancient agreement ... a pact ... that certain races of The Reptilean race could hunt mankind, much like we hunt Deer or Foxes. The ancient pact was made that a certain percentage of human kind would be culled for them. As horrific as it sounds ... when you study the percentage of missing persons around the world ... it is approx 2% of the population that goes missing in each and every country. Its staggering to think this can be possible ... but 2% of the world's population appears to go missing each year.

The Faerie are real ..



© Matthew James 2014

Millions are eating halal food without knowing it: How big brand shops and restaurants sell ritually slaughtered meat - but don't label it

Daily Mail: Supermarkets and restaurant chains are selling halal meat to millions of customers without telling them. The switch to slaughtering animals in line with Islamic ritual saves money because the end product can be eaten by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. More than 70 per cent of all New Zealand lamb in supermarkets is from halal abattoirs – a fact not stated on labelling. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer all confirmed yesterday they sell the imported meat. It also emerged that all chicken served by Pizza Express is halal – something made clear only on the company's website. Chains including Domino's, GBK, Nando's, KFC, Ask and Slug & Lettuce use halal meat in some dishes, mainly chicken, and locations. When contacted by the Mail yesterday, many of the restaurants were reluctant to discuss the issue. Only Subway and KFC overtly label halal meat products on their menus...read more>>>...

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

UFO Over Sydney

This is a very interesting video of a UFO sighted close by to our hotel at the weekend. Forgive me for the hand movement which moves the stationary UFO around in the video. What is interesting on the video is the clicking sound ... it is not a zoom lens being moved or a characteristic of the camera. It is only on the videos I have of the UFO. It is not present on any other video.

Another interesting occurrence: the UFO disappeared from above us and appeared less than 20 MINUTES later 1000 km away on the Gold Coast of Australia. A friend there phoned us to report the same UFO above her. Now the commercial flight time from Sydney to the Gold Coast is 1.5 hrs ... which basically means this craft fly around MACH 2 (1450km/h) to arrive on the Gold Coast. NO known commercial craft can travel at speed ... 

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No Wrong Response

Daily OM: Our view of the universe is largely determined by our experiences. It is when we are caught off guard by the spontaneity of existence that we are most apt to respond authentically, even when our feelings do not correspond with those of the multitude. Events that arouse strong emotions with us or are surprising in nature can be disquieting, for it often is in their aftermath that we discover how profoundly our histories have shaped us. The differences that divide us from our peers are highlighted in our reactions when these diverge from the mainstream, and this can be highly upsetting because it forces us to confront the uniqueness of our lives.

When our response to unexpected news or startling ideas is not the same as that of the people around us, we may feel driven by a desire to dismiss our feelings as irrational or incorrect. But reactions themselves are neither right, nor wrong. The forces that sculpted the patterns that to a large extent dictate our development are not the same forces that shaped the development of our relatives, friends, colleagues, or neighbors. There is no reason to believe that one person's reaction to a particular event is somehow more valid than another's. How we respond to the constant changes taking place in the world around us is a product of our history, a testament to our individuality, and a part of the healing process that allows us to address key elements of our past in a context we can grasp in the present...read more>>>...

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ancient Atlantis

Ancient X: It is said that when the continent of Mu sank, the oceans of the world lowered drastically as water rushed into the newly formed Pacific Basin. The relatively small islands which had existed in the Atlantic during the time of the Lemurian civilization were left high and dry by the receding ocean. The newly emerged land joined the Poseid Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean to form a small continent. This continent is called Atlantis by historians today, though its real name was Poseid.

Atlantis is believed to have taken technology to very advanced stages, well beyond what exists on our planet today. In the book A Dweller On Two Planets, first dictated in 1884 by Phylos the Thibetan to a young Californian named Frederick Spencer Oliver, as well as in a 1940 sequel, An Earth Dweller Returns, there is mention of such inventions and devices as air conditioners to overcome deadly and noxious vapors; airless cylinder lamps, tubes of crystal illuminated by the night side forces; electric rifles, guns employing electricity as a propulsive force (rail-guns are similar, and a very new invention); mono-rail transportation; water generators, an instrument for condensing water from the atmosphere; and the Vailx, an aerial ship governed by forces of levitation and repulsion.

The sleeping clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, in a reading spoke of the use of aeroplanes and of crystals or firestones used for energy and related applications. He also speaks of the misuse of power and warnings of destruction to come...read more>>>...

Have YOU Been Here Before?

Waking Times: Belief in reincarnation is one of the oldest and most durable of human traits, so old and persistent, in fact, that the psychologist C. G. Jung went so far as to call it an archetype. “Rebirth,” Jung wrote, “is an affirmation that must be counted among the primordial affirmations of mankind. These primordial affirmations are based on what I call archetypes.” This meant for Jung that regardless of its truth or falsity, the idea that we have lived previous lives and will, after our deaths, return in other lives, is somehow ingrained in our psyche. We are, to use computer-speak, programmed to think it, and although not all of us accept the idea, it seems to share prominence with other fundamental ideas about the meaning of death and what, if anything, happens to us after it...read more>>>...

When Our World Falls Apart

Daily Om: There are times when our whole world seems to be falling apart around us, and we are not sure what to hold onto anymore. Sometimes our relationships crumble and sometimes it’s our physical environment. At other times, we can’t put our finger on it, but we feel as if all the walls have fallen down around us and we are standing with nothing to lean on, exposed and vulnerable. These are the times in our lives when we are given an opportunity to see where we have established our sense of identity, safety, and well-being.
And while it is perfectly natural and part of our process to locate our sense of self in externals, any time those external factors shift, we have an opportunity to rediscover and move closer to our core, which is the only truly safe place to call home. The core of our being is not affected by the shifting winds of circumstance or subject to the cycles of change that govern physical reality. It is as steady and consistent as the sun, which is why the great mystics and mystical poets often reference the sun in their odes to the self. Like the sun, there are times when our core seems to be inaccessible to us, but this is just a misconception...read more>>>...