“Everyone whose eyes are open knows the world is in an enormous crisis. As many of us as possible need to undergo a massive transformation of consciousness and to find the sacred passion to act from this consciousness in every arena and on every level of reality. It is my deepest belief that only Sacred Activism – the fusion of the deepest mystical knowledge, peace, strength, and stamina with calm, focused, and radical action – can possibly be of use now.
A mysticism that is only private and self-absorbed leaves the evils of the world in tact and does little to halt the suicidal juggernaut of history. And any Activism that is not purified by a profound spiritual vision and psychological self-awareness and rooted in divine truth, wisdom, and compassion will only perpetuate the problem it is trying to solve, whatever its righteous intentions.
When, however, the deepest and most grounded mystical vision is married to a practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic, and social institutions, a holy force and power of wisdom in action is born, a force and power that can re-fashion all things and bring humanity, even at this late hour, into harmony with its self and original nature. This force of Sacred Activism I believe will be the source of the birthing power that humanity will need to create a new world from the smoking ashes of the one that is now passing away.” ~ Andrew Harvey
Below is an excerpt from an article by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. The article covers other details (link at end), but I liked these suggestions on personal development.
How many of the self-discipline challenges (listed in the 2nd section) would you be willing to take up? I’ve attempted some of these…been successful with some, not so much with others.
Do you have any ideas about how to simultaneously work in body, mind and spirit? Consistency seems to be the key with any type of improvement, but it takes constant focus and commitment, at least for me. Is there an easier way that you’ve found? If so, please share.
May we all find what we need to accomplish that which we most desire. Good luck on your endeavors! :) -A.
To survive this historical awakening and transition, you will need to invoke an internal toughness that encompasses your mental, physical and spiritual bodies. -Mike Adams
How to prepare yourself starting today
So how do you prepare yourself and increase your physical, mental and spiritual strength? You practice them.
Starting today, make it a point to exercise your body, mind and spirit on a daily basis. It’s simpler than you think. You might do a daily practice that’s as simple as:
PHYSICAL: Lift weights, shovel dirt, do pilates or go swimming for 15 minutes a day.
MENTAL: Learn a language or study a difficult subject for 15 minutes a day.
SPIRITUAL: Meditate or pray for 15 minutes a day.
Where many people fall short is in focusing too much time on just one area — such as physical fitness — while forgetting to enhance their mental toughness or spiritual expansion.
Incredible exercises for personal development
Here are some tremendously beneficial activities to consider that will help you strengthen one or more of these areas:
* Challenge yourself with self-discipline tests. Can you endure a 4-hour hike? A 60-minute meditation? A 48-hour fast? Do you have the self discipline to turn off the television for 30 days straight? Can you stop eating cheese, or bread, or sugar for 30 days? Most people are so mentally weak that they cannot do any of these things. Find out what YOU can do by setting challenges for yourself and then achieving them through mental and physical discipline.
* Become a volunteer firefighter or EMT. The training and volunteer experience will significantly increase your toughness at many levels.
* Volunteer at a church or local non-profit. Expend your time and effort in connecting with others. Build your practical skills. Commit your time and focus to something larger than yourself.
* Go back to school and learn a new subject or earn a new degree. For example, last year I went back to school to learn how to run an atomic spectroscopy laboratory, and it was an extremely rewarding (and challenging) experience.
* Seek to master a new subject requiring technical expertise. You could seek to become a Master Gardener, for example, or a yoga instructor. Perhaps you wish to master the art of long-range target shooting or the beauty of painting on canvas. Pick an area that speaks to you and dedicate yourself to mastering it.
* Expand your time in nature and time alone with your own thoughts. Practice meditation, spiritual exploration or prayer. Open your mind and spiritual to the realm beyond this physical world, and ask for guidance to gain a greater understanding of all that is.
* Do something you’ve been afraid to do for your entire life. If you’ve been afraid of public speaking, seek to gain competence and experience in public speaking. If you’ve been afraid of socializing with others, seek opportunities to be more social. Work to conquer your fears by facing them with preparedness and training. This will greatly enhance your mental toughness and build confidence in yourself.
* Express your true thoughts. Those who are mentally weak tend to go with the flow and self-censor what they’re really thinking. Mentally strong people find ways to express what they truly believe through words, voice, movement, the arts, etc.
* Practice self control of your own mental state. Be conscious of when others are attempting to invoke emotions from you, and make a focused effort to keep your emotions and moods under your own control rather than theirs.
Original post here.
A fun little story for the mathematically-inclined metaphysical types. -A. :)
Imagine a race of talking ants. The ants can compress the infinite digits of pi in an interesting way. For example, let us imagine that the ants can speak by manipulating their crude jaws. The first ant in the long parade of ants screams out the first digit, “3″. The next yells the number on its back, a “1″. The next yells a “4″, and so on.
Further imagine that each ant speaks its digit in only half the time of the preceding ant. Each ant has a turn to speak. Only the most recent digit is spoken at any instant. If the first digit of pi requires 30 seconds to speak (due to the ant’s cumbersome jaws and little brain), might the entire ant colony speak all the digits of pi in a minute? (Again, this is because the infinite sum 1/2 minute + 1/4 minute + 1/8 minute + … is equal to 1 minute.)
Astoundingly, at the end of the minute, there will be a quick-talking ant that will actually say the “last” digit of pi! The geometer God, upon hearing this last digit, may cry, “That’s impossible, because pi has no last digit!”
One looks into the eyes of the Beast…and does not forget…or give up. We must never go to sleep, again.
Originally posted on ledger of time:
I Grew Up In Farm Country. Smalltown, USA. Amongst Orchards Of Cherry, Pear And Apple, Fields Of Wheat And Corn, Barley And Rye. In The Spring We Raised The Maypole As Daughters Danced To Folk Music. And Every Fall The Harvest Came And I Remember Fireworks.
I Was Never Very Healthy As A Child, Prone To Sickness And Bedridden. In The Summer Months I Remember Having To Make Frequent Trips To The Hospital For Air Treatments To Asthma, Steroid Shots For Allergies To Dust And Pollen. I Looked Forward To Fall. To The Dying Of The Leaves And The Sleeping Of The Trees. And I Would Wait For The Snow And The Cold.
Twice, Sometimes Three Times A Week During The Long Vacation In Summer, Mother Would Keep The Three Of Us (Myself, My Younger Brother And Sister) Inside Most Of The Day Because The Orchard Workers Would Trawl Along…
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Wow…great shot! I hope they are shaking in their boots!
Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:
Okay… I don’t believe in coincidences—especially not in this case—and particularly after the strike at the Vatican when Ratzinger resigned. I believe this is a message, a sign, to those who are awake, and the cabal, as well.
First this, on July 2, then the Library of Congress on the 14th. We’re on a roll.
Two direct hits to two key locations to the US shadow government? It’s like God saying, “I know what you did, and ________________.” (you fill in the blank)
Thanks, Leahanna for this share. ~ BP
Let your passion tears fill my grail,
let me be ignited by the essence of you.
There is no monster I love more,
no heart murderer I love beyond you;
there is no prison guard who sets me aflame
nor any binder of chains that pleases me but you…
and as the inmate of your heart,
whether I know it or admit it,
I am shackled by destiny
to be forever by your side…
at least love your hostage more,
decorate her jail cell with pretty pictures
and flowers from your garden.
Sing her your sweet words of seduction
laced with malice and tenderness.
Lull her to sleep
with your fantastic words
of romantic arrogance.
I am yours…
try not to leave too many bruises
on my soul…
-By Helen Demetriou
Here’s a song for all the long distance lovers out there, or anyone who has been so far away from someone…at some time.
Whether you are a soldier, a warrior-monk, or a knight in tarnished armor slaying dragons, a home waits for you…