When you are in a place of discomfort
You feel pain but you can manage it
Something is pushing you forward but you resist
Eventually you have to change
You see the goal
But you have to go through the dark night of the soul to get there
There is always an initiation to get to another level
But God never gives you more than you can handle
You must do it to get to the other side
Don’t be scared of your own thoughts
They are only thoughts
Once you can hear them clearly
You will know who you are again
You can do it
An extract from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross “On Life After Death”
My wish is that you pass on to many people a little more love. Think about the fact that those people for whom you select the most costly Christmas presents are often those people you fear the most, and for whom your feelings are the most negative ones. I doubt if it is truly necessary for you to give someone a big present – unconditional love would have been more appropriate. There are twenty million children in the world dying of starvation. Adopt one of those children, and start buying smaller presents. Think about the fact that there are many poor people, even in Western Europe. Share your blessings of wealth. Then, when the windstorms blow into your life, think about them as a present for yourself which will not be seen as such at that moment, but perhaps ten or twenty years later. For they will give your strength and teach you things which, otherwise, you would never have learned. If you – symbolically speaking – get thrown into a tumbler (like a stone), it depends fully on yourself if you get crushed or if you come out of it a polished, sparkling diamond.
I want to assure you that it is a blessing to sit at the bedside of a dying patient. Dying doesn’t have to be a sad and horrible matter. Instead, you can experience many wonderful loving things. What you learn from dying patients you can pass on to your children and to your neighbours, and maybe our world would become a paradise again. I believe now is the time to start.
Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal. Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” and find that there is no death.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
An extract from Alice Bailey’s “Death: The Great Adventure”
The next few decades will see certain great beliefs substantiated. The work of Christ, and His main mission two thousand years ago, was to demonstrate the divine possibilities and powers latent in every human being. The proclamation which He made to the effect that we were all sons of God and own one universal Father will, in the future, no longer be regarded as a beautiful, mystical and symbolic statement, but will be regarded as a scientific pronouncement. Our universal brotherhood and our essential immortality will be demonstrated and realized to be facts in nature.
Resurrection is the keynote of nature; death is not. Death is only the ante-chamber of resurrection.
Very often in our world, surviving is less determined by who is “the fittest” than by who is learning to “think in the future.” We may be doing well in the present, but time and conditions always change, and much that we assume today will be irrelevant in the future.
It is through our ability to anticipate changes that we move toward models of sustainability that will endure despite the radical events going on around us. Collectively, this will bring forth the environmental, economic, and political solutions we so desperately need to correct the on-going wreckage of the obsolete models of war, harsh competition, and wasteful pollution that poisons our land, air and water and threatens the very existence of entire nations.
There are on-going breakthroughs in every field of study in the world. Old ideas about the environment, economics, religion, health, government, and what constitutes social sustainability are being discarded as never before. New ideas never imagined present themselves every month, sometimes as solutions to our pressing problems, sometimes a new ways of valuing things, and sometimes just the spur of necessity showing us we must adapt or face dire consequences.
While some of these ideas are “bridge forms,” and not meant to endure past this transitional era, others are “seed forms” that will form the basis of things to come. Over time, many apparently separate systems will be seen in the light of synergistic, holistic understanding, and assist the development of more integrated ways of approaching the material creation.
Thank you to the amazing Robert Wilkinson, the author of www.aquariuspapers.com
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
“There are people who say there is no God, but what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.”
Unlike Sigmund Freud or Bertrand Russell or George Bernard Shaw, Einstein never felt the urge to denigrate those who believed in God; instead, he tended to denigrate atheists.
“What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos,” he explained.
In fact, Einstein tended to be more critical of debunkers, who seemed to lack humility or a sense of awe, than of the faithful.
“The fanatical atheists,” he wrote in a letter, “are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who, in their grudge against traditional religion as the ‘opium of the masses’, cannot hear the music of the spheres.”