Quote Manitou: Doesn't this seem to be a type of second nature that overrides everything after a while?
I feel this a grace. I didn't do it and couldn't have done it. The golden light acted upon me and changed me; it was grace. This sounds Christian and on a fundamental level it is, except that I no long see sin as sin. Sin is part of the illusion and when we leave the illusion, sin is seen for what it really is, part of the illusion. It exists but not in my world.
Atonement corrects illusions, not truth. Therefore, it corrects what never was. (ACIM, Teacher's Manuel)
Quote Manitou: It's the constancy of practicing this mindset over a period of years, as your quote mentions, that truly drives this awareness into the consciousness.
Hatonn also said:
It is first necessary, if the entity is to be able to receive our contact, for him to become of a certain vibration as a result of his thinking. (Hatonn)
The Masons put a strong emphasis on charity. A Mason is to come to the aid of a Brother in need if at all possible.
May the blessings of heaven rest upon us and all regular Masons. May brotherly love prevail, and every moral and social virtue cement us. Amen. (Worshipful Master's words at the end of a lodge meeting)
The cement of a working Mason is used as a metaphor over and over again in Masonry to teach that we need to stand united, and the mortar that accomplishes this is brotherly love, cooperation, and moral virtues.
I think I have jumped into this thread without looking. So, I'm looking back now at the first page and I'd like to comment on it.
LCH: The easy answer is that every action is some form of "energy work", to me at least. Every thought and intention being the expressive/manifested aspect of "qi".
That was worth repeating. Couldn't be truer.
LCH: I have had a wonderful opportunity to to qi-gong "healing" on other people. Call it whatever you want though. It mostly has consisted of grounding the person, and getting them in touch with their own "spark" of infinity. Nothing special, as I feel we can all do this, but I will say these experiences have allowed me to connect with people on the closest of levels.
I am feeling the same way. I tell people that I offer Reiki but I no longer use the symbols. I simply place my hands on their shoulders, standing behind them as they sit in a chair, and share energy for about five minutes. So, I am grounding them, as you said. I don't claim to heal but this is often the result. My intention is to give them peace.
LCH: I don't perceive attainment of the "Tao" as being some sort of destination, though it can be seen as such in a life based in linear time.
Manitou: And we know this is an illusion! It's all here now, past, present, future.
It is like there is this progression towards the light following a definite timeline, then as you step into the light, the timeline merges into one moment and you find that you are experiencing nothing particularly new but that the whole timeline is occurring at once - you are all of you all at once. Nothing new, just complete. Does this match your own sensations?
Manitou: people are seen as more beautiful, we stop looking for the bad or ignoble. ... What works for me is to realize that every human being, every animal all have one very specific in common: the black spots in our eyes.
That black dot image is awesome! I can now squash snails without cringing ... too much. Seriously, This is all good stuff and very true, for me.
"The guardians of the eight powerful energy rays" might be referring to the eight parts of the I-ching hexagram. Tao Tzu admonishes us to study the I-ching in a later chapter. As a reminder, the hexagram parts are: heaven, wind, water, mountain, earth, thunder, fire, and river.
Edited by traveler, 12 October 2013 - 05:46 PM.