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I'll tell why I like the story Amber or Amethyst

Richard J MillerRichard J Miller

I posted this story some days ago and maybe some of you have read it.  (No comments as of yet.)  I'll leave the original post in blue so that you can trace the link and look the story over.

I have been reading a lot of short stories from various authors, a great way to get to know about lots of periods in lots of countries. Some are quick, fun reads, almost kids books, but I find some of them quite profound.  Here's a fun (short) one.  I want to say why I like it, but I don't want to take away your curiosity.  So maybe I'll write some comments in a week or so.

http://nevernothere.com/sites/default/files/the_amber_amulet.pdf

The story is about a 12 year old boy, Liam, that dreams of all the things that he can become.  His dreams are amazing, and of course we know that this wasn't written by a 12 year old.  He has discovered many many values to run his life by, values that I would say many adults might take decades to discover.  Maybe they are looking in the wrong place?

This brings up the question in me of how do we come by our values, and how do we believe that we could really embody them?  First, these values are verbal distinctions, and until we have laid them out in the domain of language, I'm not so sure that they exist.  We say that mother's love is instinctive, and maybe some other qualities of life are already here too, I don't know?  Maybe they aren't fully activated, until they also become verbal.

1. In this case the boy has picked up these distinctions by reading gemstone manuals.  He has adopted the belief that everything is imbued with a quality of energy, and gemstones are a font of pure energy, each with a particular focus or "power".  Here is a list of the attributes that he seeks to add to his life.

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What part of human perception is based on linguistic destinctions?

Fred DavisFred Davis

I lay down a few distinctions that aid with living life.

  • Perception is the intersection of sense organ input and the interpretation of it.
  • (And there is no way to know which is predominate or by how much.)
  • Perception can be either 'centric' (having something to do with what appears here) or 'a-centric' (having not much to do with what appears here.)
  • It is a basic division between experience (with some thought) and thought (alone).
  • Why not move most of your attention to centric perception?
  • (Spiritual search is a-centric perception.)

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Something resonates in what Paul Lowe says.

Richard J MillerRichard J Miller

 As a person evolves in consciousness, eventually they come to the state where they say, I don’t know what is happening anymore.  This is known as a - good - sign.  You see, we never really know what is happening.  We only think that we do.  And the only way that the mind can feel comfortable with itself, is to feel that it knows what is happening.  And the only way that it can think it knows what’s happening, is by comparison.  If you keep evolving, if you keep becoming more conscious, eventually you find that there is nothing to which you can compare.  Because all has become so old that it is irrelevant.  All the old ways have become so old, that you can’t relate to them anymore.  

 

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First talk with Fred Davis

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Things change!

I haven't done a recorded talk for a while, and when I went to use my old fashion screen capture recording, something was different.  I think that it is a new version of Flash that disabled my screen capture.  Normal Youtube recording is also disabled for Thailand.

So Fred Davis, being the sport that he is, authored the call from America and recorded on his Youtube channel.  Unfortunately, being his first time, one too many clicks here or there stopped his image from appearing on the video.  I apologize for that.

And I guarantee that we'll do some more talks, and you will see him.

I am very pleased with what we have said here.  I think that it is new, and also clear and concise.

See what you think.

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Verbal Dancing Sessions

Michiel KroonMichiel Kroon

 Please contact me for free introduction chpater to Verbal Dancing

 When thought is black and white (either / or),

Verbal Dancing can bring color into your life!

  • Many people are hindered with the impact of self-talk
  • Some start perceiving these thoughts as negative and as their enemy
  • Others put up with repetitive thoughts, which takes away their power
  • By seeing every story as a tool, you'll rediscover your creativity.

What does a verbal Dance look like?

  • Reflecting on the way you are dancing with your stories
  • Authentically connecting to feelings
  • Understanding the links between stories and feelings
  • Making shifts by transforming your perception

Extra Take-Aways

  • Before each session you get a free chapter from my e-book (there are nine chpaters in total)
  • Try new ways to dance through life, and make shifts from each chapter
  • You can find your own dance and be a self-reliant verbal dancer
  • As a trial you get the first chapter (introduction) for free, without any obligation

Practical Information

  • You can do a session at my place in Zeist, Netherlands, or through Skype
  • The cost is 60 Euros for a 1-hour session
  • For this price you also get guidance and a chapter from the e-book
  • You can pay on PayPal or through alternative currency, or barter system

verbaldancing@xs4all.nl

 

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A Life unfolding from your own authority, not relying on external guidance

Richard J MillerRichard J Miller

Here is a chance to gauge yourself. Where are you on the spectrum described below?  

Your life definitions are a result of the teachings that you follow/recite.  What road are they taking you down?  Are you permanently on a high flying disc?  Have you ever given it enough time, (sustaining openness) to see if openness is a self-reinforcing feedback loop?

1. I have never given much time to listen to Ester Hicks.  But I want to use this audio to demonstrate a life of openness, which as she describes it, leads to ever-more openness.

She calls it living on a “high flying disc”. You know it because it feels good. She mentions that you are choosing your conversations, (with self and others) meaning that you choose your thoughts.  Maybe you’re not choosing the exact content of thoughts, but choosing the quality of thoughts.  

2. This is what I have been calling a life lived on its own authority. You need nothing else. No finger pointing at the moon. 

Thoughts are either closing or opening.  She defines the “vibration” of the thoughts, which is one step removed, and makes it too esoteric and kind of unapproachable.  How are you going to decide, that now you are going to raise up your vibration???  

Ditch the word vibration and just look at bodily contraction.   Beliefs (life definitions) played on the mind are thoughts, life definitions played on the body are your level of contraction.  IT”S EASY.

 

3. She makes it very difficult with many fancy concepts.  Without them, people might be sustaining openness in great numbers. She says mystifying things like:

a) In sync with infinite intelligence, how do you do that?

b) A high flying disc effects your point of attraction (like you have to be met by something coming down the road).

c) Your emotional inner guidance system works by noting the difference between you and your invariable source.

d) The inner never deviates, so you see the vibrational variance.

4. For me there is a much more practical route to take.  Just look into these beliefs which take you continuously down a limiting path.

a) Yes, I go with what feels bad so that I can stay with my friends, or with the dinner conversation.

b) There is a lot of conspiracy out there, shouldn’t we discuss it? 

c) If someone is mean, they should get that reflection back.

d) Then I want to teach someone a lesson.

e) I haven’t figured out that the one I am teaching doesn’t care, and only I get damaged?

f) When certain things occur to me, I have the right to react without thinking.

5.  It’s all your thoughts my friends. The best way to put non-contracting thoughts into practice is to call them an experiment.  We have gone the anxiety route for decades, and we see the kind of life that it produces.  What would it be like if my thoughts were different?

6.  I suppose that we can mention the value of flowering in life.  Some will argue that this puts too much premium on change for the better. Then I judge that my changes are not enough, or they are going the wrong way, and I feel worse.

Change is relative, perhaps to how much you're enjoying what is here. I remember times in my life where I wanted to slow down change, because I was enjoying my life at the moment so much.  (Please give me more time to love this.) Life was great after the changes too. 

We can also say that frozen in the movie “Ground Hog Day” is not pleasant to anyone. Of course greater and greater velocities are taken as catastrophe.  So the rate of acceptable (pleasant) change is different for everyone.

Then people are also visited by catastrophe.  Doesn’t that give me the right to react in a negative way?  Well let’s just stay with the practical.  Does that negative reaction help the situation in any way?  I think that you’ll be hard pressed to see where it does?

7. In this scenario what is the drive for enlightenment? It is a desire to jump off the wagon (to who knows where).  Basically you’re not enjoying anything about yourself.  The whole foundation of the enlightenment drive is skewed by dissatisfaction.  

Maybe you have had a spiritual experience or satori, that has demonstrated there is something way more.  I think that it is always your responsibility to put that experience in its place, (as the gift that it was) and manage it such that all of life doesn’t go sour.

For me this kind of seeking is a bogus activity assured to produce misery.  If true enlightenment is an accident, then let it happen when it happens.  That is soon enough for me.

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Revised website at Endless-Satsang.com

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I just completed a major overhaul of my website: endless-satsang.com. The look and feel is the same, but there are many improvements to the function and speed of the website, including a new feature that gives the website "responsive design". This means that the website automatically configures itself for different screen sizes, so now the website is easy to read and navigate on a tablet or smartphone. Try it out on your computer by slowly making the window smaller, and watch as the site reconfigures itself to fit. An especially fun new feature is the free ebooks display widgets on this free ebooks page:
http://endless-satsang.com/free-ebooks-free-spiritual-books61.htm
Please let me know what you think of the improved site, and especially how the site displays on a smartphone or tablet. And also let me know if you find any broken links or problems. Thanks and enjoy the new site.

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Blessing of Abode through Buddhist Metta (Loving Kindness)

Richard J MillerRichard J Miller

Listen to this Blessing that Maggie Wilkins organized for her new house in Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 2013.

Feel it deeply and let it spill over into your house and your life.  Loving Kindness from the whole of the Buddhist world. (20 minutes)

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Gina Lake, Gentle Pointers to the Truth

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Gina Lake, talks with Reenah Sun

 

What great and honorable intentions I felt from Gina Lake.  She held me in her spiritual arms and I felt at sweet home.  Core truths are such good reminders, and help bring us to our true intention for this life.   The open space of good feeling is such an important result of our sharing and interacting.  Gina knows this to a tee.

   

 

 

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We remain committed to be on the forefront of what will support life, both in your family and on planet earth. 

 

My interaction with you is an Experiment to further enable this vision to be true, and up to the rhythm that you are a part of the action.  

 

Please contribute to make this vision real.  

With Heart Felt Thanks, Richard Miller.

  

 

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