Are We As Busy As We Think We Are?

Submitted by rode on May 23, 2022 - 10:51pm

I ask this question because often we find multiple ways to distract ourselves from being productive.  Under the guise of being too busy, we give ourselves permission to not achieve, not finish things, not begin a project or finish it, etc.  But if we take a good hard look at what we fill our time with, what would we find? 

I read an article recently that said that the average person spends 2 hours and 30 minutes on social media per day.  Coupled with that, another article states that people spend anywhere from 1-4 hours streaming or watching TV per day.

Thank God for Nothing

Submitted by DLares on April 13, 2022 - 5:39pm

Thank God for nothing, for the vacuums, for the black holes.

Thank God for the vast void that holds it all,

The stars, the bliss of emptiness

into which mystery and wonder is born.

And Thank God for the deep healing of the Silences, inner and outer.

Thank God for Nothing, which is a bit of Something in everything

into which the betweening of all things emerges.

Delores

meekness

Submitted by russ on March 11, 2022 - 6:51am

I want the courage to be meek

141:3.4 (1589.5) With all of this physical and intellectual influence manifest in the Master’s presence, there were also all those spiritual charms of being which have become associated with his personality—patience, tenderness, meekness, gentleness, and humility.

 

Spring

Submitted by DLares on April 14, 2021 - 10:20am

Write by moonlight, using only mind and touch, Don't hurry.  Let in the beauty.  Keep your balance.  Breathe.  You've got this.   Let the Lord of Light enter and become your eyes.  We call forth a new day in the hearts of mankind.  Look! Rainbows in the fog behind the hill.  It's Rainbow Man glimmering under His mask.  See the Beautiful Will shining through?  A breeze dispels the shadow...and then Silence descends.  Oh, Blessed Stillness.  Peace.

Plodding Progress

Submitted by BobD on March 25, 2021 - 7:29am

I find when I try to implement changes in my life, that it is difficult to overcome the habitual practices, and then sometimes there can be doubt in the ability to make the change.  But I am heartened by one area of change, and that is to spend more time in stillness meditation and/or reflection each day.  So if progress can be made in one area, it stands to reason, that perhaps giving it more time will allow for change in other areas.  One doesn't generally transform everything all at once, a little voice tells me.  Have patience for the metamorphosis of the caterpillar.   Perhaps the process at this time is more like building the cocoon so that the transformations can take place, but it's one day at a time right now.  Can I make better choices today for health, for sanity, for spiritual reflection?  Can I look everyone in the eyed today and just be kind?  Those small steps can build momentum, so that I'm not just stuck in patterns I can't get out of, but that I can see there are efforts and they are growing.

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There are many names by which the inspired people of our world rally around.  Whether it's the title of a religion, such as Christian, Muslim, or Hindu, or the followers of some book, person or principle, we like to label things.  The key is not the title we go by, but the lives we lead, the ideals we bring forth and try to personify.  Under any static title, there are persons doing things both positive and negative.  When you identify as a thing rather than a pursuit it can be easily distorted. 

Are we seekers of the truth, tempered by a desire to love one another and grow spiritually?  If we can agree on that, then there is the hope that we will be for something rather than sitting comfortably with a title.  The Association for Light and Life is a goal oriented movement - truth seekers uniting with the goals of discovering and sharing in the light and living spirit filled lives regardless of what other titles we go by.  All are welcome to join us in this pursuit.

Increased vibrational uplift? Feel it?

Submitted by DLares on March 19, 2021 - 9:33pm

Indeed, if this is happening, and I think many of us can agree there is a difference in the feel of the spiritual energetic circuits, then perhaps that is the reason we are encouraged to increase our connection and the frequency of our quiet times, in order to increase our own capacity for reception of this new light. Some encouragement has come to us in the suggestions of three 20 minute Quiet Times a day.

We continue to change.

Submitted by DLares on March 17, 2021 - 12:45pm

Hi Bob, I know! I barely dragged myself to the breakfast table by 8 am these last 2 days! (In all fairness to my humanness, it IS an hour earlier!).  And I, as well, had some ideas about food, like you did. A Youtube I accidentally heard while working on iMovie, had me meeting all pre-diabetic questions with yes! So, I'm looking to drink the 2 tsp apple cider vinegar/2 tsp lemon juice in water before each meal til it tastes bad. Unfortunately, it was delicious, so that means "body likes it" and will cut out sugar again.Ive been a bit lax since xmas with a that great choc chip cookie recipe.

Found a prayer  in a 2012 journal. I think I'll use this for preparation before the QT at Morning Table for this project time:

 

 

Hello, Father. I am looking to you and your perfect silence of consciousness, so full of benevolent attention and pregnant with creativity.You said, Ask and ye shall receive, so here I am.I want your perfect will to be done through me and I want Your guidance for completion of these tasks. To You I give these hours of my life in service.I ask, from Your omnipresent mind, an understanding wisdom. I ask, from Your pervasive Spirits, wholistic vision. I ask, from Your myriad helpers, fresh concepts and clear direction. 

But mostly, I ask that Your love be with me, that Your humor enliven me, that Your Mercy and Grace inspire me so that the seed of my life may bear fruit in Your garden of life. Thank you, Amen