Saturday, November 30, 2013

Earth Justice Blogs 63

Earth Justice Blogs 63

Oil Spill May Be Disastrous for Bluefin Tuna and Sea Turtles

Exploratory Oil Drilling Must Cease Off America's Coast

Oil Heads Towards Florida As Obama Comes For A Look

Report: BP Had No Plan, No Concern About Major Oil Spill

Worst Effects of Gulf Oil Spill Yet To Come

No Oil Drilling Off California, Vows Republican Governor

Oil Spill Forces Scientists to Play God With Habitat

Keeping Oil Spill From Becoming Spilled Milk

Will Oil Spill Ooze Big Oil Out of Climate Change Bill?

Arctic Faces Offshore Oil Danger in July

The Inn of Sixth Happiness

The Inn of Sixth Happiness

TED Fellows Talks 1

TED Fellows Talks 1

Asher Hasan - A Message of Peace from Pakistan

Enter the world of TED and the TED Fellows program

Alexander Petroff -- Building a sustainable village in the Congo

Milena Boniolo -- Using bananas to clean water in Brazil

Patrick Awuah -- Educating Africa's future entrepreneurs

Boniface Mwangi -- Photography to rebuild a nation

Walid Al-Saqaf -- Fighting internet censorship

Richard Move -- Dance and the still photograph

Joseph Foster Ellis -- American sculpture in China

Adital Ela -- Design innovation in Israel

A Garden of Philosophy

Garden of Sleeping Buddha

View from Cave

A Garden of Philosophy

by James Clair Lewis

When planning a Garden, I think it is always best to consult the plants themselves. They know more about how they would like to grow, than we ever will. After all, they've had a couple billion more years to figure these things out, than we have.

They like curves, and not straight lines. So arrange your paths around the patches of plants. The Garden is about the plants, and not about us. A Labyrinth of flagstones around the patches of plants, gives you easy enough access to any place you might need to work on, and the visual effect can be stunning. What you end up with, is a very productive Garden, that appears to have just happened, wildly in Nature.

Please use flagstones, so that small wildflowers, (you might call them weeds), have some space for themselves. They are here for a reason, and actually help out in many ways. Clover, (for example), fixes nitrogen in the soil. Many common weeds, are actually rather good to eat. Generally, they have a higher vitamin & mineral content, than the plants we cultivate. Wild Radish, & Wild Mustard are delicious!

When the Season is done, I harvest & compost the wildflowers. This makes for a very rich compost, so nothing is wasted. When we tend & co-operate with Nature, Nature will co-operate & nourish us. That probably is why the Plants allowed ambulatory creatures like us to evolve on this planet in the first place.

Please do not pour any concrete anywhere near a Garden. Every day I see people spraying down their sidewalks, and I swear that all it does, is make the stuff grow. Look around you! It is everywhere!!! hehehe

I'm sure you are all familiar with the researches of Dr. Emoto of Japan with water. He exposes various sources of water to thought, freezes the water, and then examines the pattern displayed in the ice crystals. What he has found, is that polluted water produces distorted ice crystals, and that water exposed to negative thought also produces distorted ice crystals.

On the other hand, pure water displays beautifully organized crystals, as does water exposed to positive thought. This means that water is very sensitive to thought, and reflects the qualities of thought it is exposed to.

Now consider that fruit has a lot of water in it. That water in the fruit will naturally be embued with the vibes of the tree who grew it. I Love my Garden. The trees who grow there are personal friends, and I hold them in the same esteem that I hold for friends of my own species. They know this, because they have less difficulty reading my thoughts than any human psychic, besides which, we usually talk every day for a little while...

I'm certain that this is reflected in the qualities of the fruit these trees produce. When I pick one from the tree, I get this wave of energy rippling through me & out into the world, that says, *Thank you*, and *I love you* When I eat the fruit, I can feel the tree enjoying the delight I find in it.

Now there is one Plum tree in my yard, and there is another Plum tree who leans over from my neighbor's place into mine. Naturally, I gather from both trees. Yesterday I was eating some of this fruit which I had picked a few days ago. Both are simply fabulous. The first plum carried the vibe of the tree who grows in my yard, and the other plum carried the vibe of the other tree.

I've always enjoyed eating organic fruit, but what is growing here, is on a whole other order altogether. This is not merely good fruit. These are Jewels of Energy. Seriously, it is more like eating a most Spiritual Spell, than it is like eating some excellent food...

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Bernie Sanders Videos 55

Bernie Sanders Videos 55

A Crisis in Primary Health Care

30 Million New Patients and 11 Months to Go

Hands Off Social Security and Veterans' Benefits

Protecting Veterans' Benefits

Income Inequality in America

Energy Co-op

A Vermonter's View on Primary Care

The Corporate Tax Fairness Act

End Offshore Tax Havens

Protecting Veterans' Benefits

Star Trek : The Next Generation 1

Star Trek : The Next Generation 1

Star Trek The Next Generation S02E12 The Royale

Journey's End, The Saga Of Star Trek The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Cast Reunion at Phoenix Comicon 2012

"Good Morning America" visits "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

WIL WHEATON & Science of Star Trek - StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

TNG EXPOsed - Part 1/5

TNG EXPOsed - Part 2/5

TNG EXPOsed - Part 3/5

TNG EXPOsed - Part 4/5

TNG EXPOsed - Part 5/5



Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism

Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player... thumb-wrestling?

Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation

Greg Asner: Ecology from the air

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There's a drone for that

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better

Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

New Age Philosophy Two

New Age Philosophy Two : Moving Mandalas Meditation Music

Ancient of Days

Cat's Eye Nebula

Devic Realm

Anne of the Sea Shore, a poem

Hanab Calculation

Kline Bottle Configurations

Moonbase Alpha

Orange Chakra Smoothy

Storm of Serene

Twenty Pedals of Trailing Daisy

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Blog Digest Sixty

The Blog Digest Sixty

OxFam America Blogs 11


Science Digest Special Edition Thirty Two

Earth Justice Blogs Digest Six

The Metaphysical Blogs Sixty Three

Documentaries, Artists, Philosophers, and Scientists 10

OxFam America Blogs Digest One

Humanity Healing Blogs 40

Earth Justice Blogs 62

OxFam America Blogs 12

The Blog Digest Fifty Nine

Psychedelic Rock : The Rolling Stones 6

Psychedelic Rock : The Rolling Stones 6

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 01/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 02/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 03/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 04/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 05/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 06/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 07/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 08/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 09/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 10/11

The Rolling Stones - Live On Copacabana Beach - Documentary Chapter 11/11

The Rolling Stones - Opening - Live On Copacabana Beach

Meet the Elephant Sanctuary 12


Meet the Elephant Sanctuary 12

Dulary-Misty first Spring swim-2013

Lizzie-powerhouse trunk

Debbie & Ronnie Splashing In The Pond

Enjoying Minnie's Pond - Debbie, Ronnie & Minnie

Tarra - Our Social Butterfly

Shirley's 65th Birthday Treat

Shirley's 65th Birthday

The Pond: with Ronnie, Debbie, and "Buck"

Elecam Encounter: Shirley's Pine Brushes

Best Friends Forever: Misty & Dulary

The Five Obstacles

Green Garden Whispers

Corridor of Time

The Five Obstacles

by James Clair Lewis

There are five obstacles that you will have to overcome on The Path. The first four are obvious, because they are physical conditions. However, any of them is completely capable of derailing your progress, and consuming all of your time. They are :

A) Physical danger.

B) Poverty.

C) Hostile relationships.

D) Illness, and bad health.

The fifth may be the hardest of all to overcome, since it lies within you. The fifth obstacle is your own EGO, and in all likelihood, it is the cause of all of the other obstacles that you will have to deal with.

Illumination is attained when one overcomes the Five Obstacles. That people have been reaching this Divine State for thousands of years, shows that it can be done. That only a few in each generation have been doing it, shows that it is difficult.

The greatest obstacle is the EGO, because it sets up the conditions for the other four. The Grand Illusion of the material world, is that external conditions shape our fate. If a person develops an unshakeable conviction, that the circumstances around them determine who they are, and what is possible for them to accomplish in life, then they make that a fact. That is what most people have been doing, and consequently what happens to them in life, is largely determined by whatever Karma they have created in past lives. Believing that external conditions determine what you can do, and what you cannot do, binds you to the Wheel of Suffering, and the cycle of Birth & Death.

Those of us here who are old enough to remember the 50s & 60s, know that at that time, that most white people in America were racists. But then the Civil Rights Movement came along, and thousands of people developed the conviction that things could change, that all people should be equal under the law. It is the law of the land now, and while there are still racial incidents, and groups based upon racist beliefs, the truth is that most Americans no longer care one way or the other. Perhaps it is not perfect, but the difference is like night & day.

Back in the 60s the Hippies were an outgrowth of the Beatniks. Many Hippies spoke about getting "back to the land", and living in harmony with the environment. In 1970 there was a major Human Be-in known as Earth Day. From this sprang the Environmental Movement. Now while it is still true that there is much pollution, & destruction of habitat going on, it is also true that most people in America now try to recycle things that can be recycled, and many corporations have gone "Green". In the town where I live, we get three trash barrels. One is Green for yard waste. One is Blue for paper products & plastic bottles. The other is Gray for everything else. This would have been unthinkable 30 years ago, except that people got an idea of how things could be, and they took action towards making it real.

So here are two examples of people changing the world by the Power of Thought. They adopted an Ideal, and made it a Reality. They did not allow external conditions to sway them, but set a Goal, and proceeded to take action that changed the world around them. The Five Obstacles that the world must overcome, before establishing civilization on Earth, and much greater than those faced by any individual, and since even those things can be dealt with, it follows that an individual can overcome the Five Obstacles within themselves, and attain Enlightenment.

There are Seven Cosmic Laws that govern the manefestation of everything in the Macroscopic & Microscopic Universe. It is not only our actions that create Karma, but also our beliefs, attitudes, and mental habits. Moreover, the Law of Gravitation works to attune us to conditions & situations in the world that match our mindset. That is how Magick operates, and every living thing is doing this all of the time, regardless of whether they know it or not.

Things are the way they are, because we are what we are. You can change. You can learn & grow. You can adopt a mindset of heath, wealth, beauty, serenity, and harmony. Doing this will change your circumstances. Obstacles may arise, but you will adapt. Where most people may simply give up when faced with a problem, you must have Faith that you can solve it. It is that Faith that will keep your mind open to a solution, and without it, you might as well as give up.

You probably have heard stories of people who became wealthy, and then went broke, yet a few years later they were wealthy again. While they were broke, they did not have any more resources that anyone else who was broke, yet they managed to get out of it, in a fairly short amount of time. What they had was an absolute conviction that they were wealthy. They refused to accept within themselves the vibrational mindset of poverty, and consequently they went out, and discovered new ways of generating wealth.

Then there is the case of poor people who hit it big with the Lottery. Almost all of them end up broke again within two or three years. Besides not knowing how to manage money, they maintained the poverty mindset within themselves, and consequently found ways to get themselves broke again in short order. And that is really sad, because losing wealth after attaining it, is a very painful experience.

You hear people say that "Money is the root of all evil", and they say that rich people live very unhappy lives. That's all a lot of hooey. Those beliefs can only bind you into the condition of poverty. Having grown up in a working middle-class environment, having worked hard at a lot of different standard sort of jobs, having been totally broke, & lived on the streets, AND having inherited some wealth, & subsequently lost it, there are a few things I can tell you about money and its relationship to happiness.

First of all, poverty is the worst. When you are poor, you are always hemmed in by material limitations. You may work really hard at various jobs, but you will only barely make ends meet. Worst of all, poverty will consume all of your time, and leave you with nothing left over. In poverty, you are always struggling, and may have to face physical danger, and ill health on a regular basis. Poverty drains the Soul.

Extreme fantastic wealth, also brings some problems. There will be greedy people trying to get your money away from you, and they have no scruples. It really hurts to trust someone, only to find that they were nothing but a pack of lies. Moreover, maintaining extreme fantastic wealth, requires all of your time & effort. This keeps the individual focused soley upon material things. Nevertheless, the problems of extreme fantastic wealth are nothing compared with the problems of poverty. Note also, that when a person in poverty accumulates a small reserve of cash or a few nice things, that there will also be those greedy individuals who will try to take even that from them. The greed factor is a problem for both the rich & the poor alike.

By far the most comfortable, and easiest economic level to maintain, is somewhere in the middle. Here you can afford nice things, and live in a neighborhood that is safe from crime. A pretty house on a quiet street, with a nice garden, just might be the ultimate in what REAL wealth constitutes. Certainly, it is easier to attain Enlightenment in an environment where you are free from fear. I wonder if this was a part of what the Lord Budhha meant by "The Middle Way"...

There are certain things that you can do to get yourself into this lifestyle. Realise that unless your regular job is a highly-paid career job, that working for somebody else, is not going to make you rich. You'll have to start your own business... something that you can do on the side, (I believe that some of you are already doing this. hehehe). When you have your own business, there is a chance that it might fail, and put you back at Square One. Except that that wouldn't really be Square One, since you would have gained experience, and have a better idea of how to proceed the next time. Every person who has attained great wealth, has failed & gone broke a number of times. It didn't stop them, and it shouldn't stop you either.

The next principle is saving money. Almost nobody does this, except the rich. Most people will spend whatever comes in as fast as it comes in, and if they start to make more money, they just spend that just as quickly, AND they lock themselves in to having to spend that money all the time. Thus, they end up on a treadmill of debts that weigh them down Spiritually. Saving 10% of your income will create a resevoir that will attract more money to you. This 10% should never be touched. Over time it will accumulate to the extent that the interest from it will become another source of income for you. The money that you save, would have gone into silly frivolous stuff that could only please you for a day or a week, & then be forgotten. You don't need to collect that sort of junk. Possessing shabby things, puts out a vibration of shabbiness, and this contributes to the poverty mentality.

When you spend money, spend it on quality things that will give you pleasure for years. Gradually surround yourself with things of beauty & durability, and you will be creating an environment that resonates positive vibrations all around you. Do not go into debt to acquire these things. The interest on the debt can easily amount to considerably more than the purchase price doubled, so it is more prudent to create a second resevoir of savings, (besides the basic 10%), that is earmarked for these sort of purchases.

The next principle for acquiring wealth is Charity. Giving 1% of your income to services to your community is a Blessing. You want to be a Blessing, don't you? The Path is a Path of Service. We should never forget that. To distribute while accumulating, encourages the Gods to look favorably upon you.

One final note about money, is that you shouldn't talk about it. At best, bragging about what you have, will arouse jealousy, and at worst it will attract the attention of thieves. It should be obvious that you shouldn't want to have to deal with either of those conditions, so don't create the vibe that will invite them in the first place. Something you will notice after you have put these principles into practice for awhile, is that you will be living at a much higher standard of living than most other people at the same level of income. This is because your perception of your relationship with the Universe, has the power to change the conditions under which you live. So Mote It Be.

Adopting a strategic attitude, & practicing, puts you into a futureward motion of direction. Often we do not notice the progress that we are making. It is like being electrostaticly elevated in a Faraday Cage. Everything around you seems to be normal, even though millions of volts of electricity will be all around you. It is the same with Spiritual & Occult work. One may not immediately notice the great strides one is making towards Enlightenment, because it all seems normal. What actually is happening, is that one's perception of what is normal is evolving to a higher octave.

Now I've been speaking a lot about how our attitudes can inhibit or expand our horizons. As we progress on the Path, we become more & more aware of things on the higher planes. When one's thoughts are primarily focused upon the material plane, they have little power to effect changes. When one begins having more experiences on the Astral Plane, then ones thoughts effect your surroundings with a greater degree of power. This is even more true, when one begins to function more & more frequently on the higher planes above the Astral.

So I want you to be very careful about how you think about other people. If you assume that a certain person, or a peticular group of people, HAVE to think or behave in a negative way, then you are in effect putting out a binding spell, that will help to hold them in that condition. When you have to deal with people who have swamped themselves with a limiting mindset, try to see them as working their way out of it. You will be amazed, & quite pleased by the results...

When you have a problem on the Spiritual Plane, and don't deal with it, that problem will manefest on the Mental Plane. If you don't deal with it there, then it will drop down to the Astral Plane to confront you. If you fail to deal with it on the Astral Plane, then that problem will come to you on the Physical plane in some form, and then you really have to face it.

The higher the level on which you solve a problem, the easier it is to deal with in the long run. If you solve a problem manefesting on the Physical Plane, by comprehending the Principle you need to learn on the Spiritual Plane, that problem may vanish instantly, or go away all by itself. This of course, requires a supreme attunement to the Spiritual within yourself.

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Green Garden

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Humanity Healing Blogs 41

Humanity Healing Blogs 41

The Twelve Sub-Laws of Karma

The Mysteries of Christianity: Part I

The Mysteries of Christianity: Part II

The Mysteries of Christianity Part III

Rituals and Spiritual Practices of Mystical Christianity I

Rituals and Spiritual Practices of Mystical Christianity II

Rituals and Spiritual Practices of Mystical Christianity III

Thaumaturgy and the Magic of Miracles

The Magic Art of Miracles

The Mysteries of Christianity Part IV

Music for Mystics : Humanity Healing 24 : 12 Days of Christmas

Music for Mystics : Humanity Healing 24 : 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1

12 Days of Christmas, Day 2

12 Days of Christmas, Day 3

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 4

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 5

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 6

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 7

12 Days of Christmas, Day 8

12 Days of Christmas, Day 9

12 Days of Christmas, Day 10

12 Days of Christmas, Day 11

The Twelve Holy Days and their Astrological Attunements

Doctors Without Borders Videos 13

Doctors Without Borders Videos 13

Why We Need a Patent Pool: Patient Testimony

MSF Frontline Reports Podcast - September 2009

DRC: More Assistance Needed Due to Violence in the Northeast

Slideshow: MSF Activities at Somalia's Jamaame Hospital

Philippines: MSF Intervenes After Flooding

Indonesia: MSF's Post-Earthquake Intervention Continues

Connecting the DOTS, Coughing up for TB

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

HIV-TB: A Double Epidemic in Southern Africa

Southern Asia and the South Pacific

The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar : Week of Meditation

Laibach - Across the Universe

The Gaian Dragon Calendar

#9 : Meditation

Clear your mind, and just sit

Meditation brings Deliverance. Meditate for the sake of Meditation. Thunder cannot disturb true Meditation. Meditation creates Endurance. Meditation generates Happiness. Meditation produces Increase.

Meditation produces Grace. Meditation Repairs problems. Meditation creates clarity. Meditation is Travel. Meditation works Gradually. Meditation is Modest.

Meditation is its own end.

The Image

Know what the world is like

Know your own feelings

Avoid rigidity

Know the world for what it is

The Inside

Recognize a good thing when you have it! Pay attention! You can warn people of danger, but you cannot force them to avoid it. No blame. Do not become upset by a sudden turn in events. Remain calm. No blame. The right method is more important that dogged persistance. Think! Avoid evil people, and their influences. Be aware. People will know if you are a jerk, and they may not like what they see. Will you? Pay attention.

The Outside

It is better to advance through your own efforts, than to depend upon your friends. Be self-reliant. The Butterfly stretches its wings. Do not allow sloppy work habits to hinder your progress. Pay attention. It is difficult, but favorable to split from a bad scene. Be Aware! Respect the Bees. Be thrifty, conscientious, and aware of what is going on. Be Sensible! Let the strength of your character speak for you, and do not believe everything that you see or hear. Be real! Do not be afraid to speak the truth, & act according to it. Be Bold.

The Lines

Top : Modesty comes from an understanding of the world, and the laws of nature. Supreme good fortune.

5 : Do not waste your time on talk. Concentrate on what is real. Get smart.

4 : Respect the Bees. You should sit and meditate. Get rid of your egotism. Grow up!

3 : Trying too hard is as bad as not trying at all. Seek the Middle Way. Be realistic!

2 : The Butterfly stretches its wings. You can warn people of danger, but you cannot force them to avoid it. No blame.

1 : Be sensible. Always pause, and think before you act. Be Creative!

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Meditation's Circle of Friends

The Outside The Inside






The Split






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