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  1. Native American Quote

    Without being too 'new age,' hopefully I might offer and share another belief system. From 'Walking on the Wind' by Michael Garrett [ISBN: 1-879181-49-5] p. 96-97 "The challenge, then, is to achieve a greater range of perspective in the moment. This is what some refer to as wisdom. It is never the energies themselves that are the source of our problems but, rather, our understanding and use of these energies. ... 'Don't ever try to be what you're not, but don't ever let anyone else tell you what you are either.' ... life is meant to be lived, and every experience is to be experienced fully as a gift. Everything happens with a purpose. ... Therefore, there is no real right or wrong way to do things, in that one may learn something no matter how things are done. ... Rather than understanding the situation as a limitation, one could be helped to see an opportunity."
  2. Hello! So I love the many stories in Zhuangzi that talk about Robber Chih. Without the book at hand, just my phone, I decided to Google search and read some again. I ended up with, what I think is, Chapter 29. We only have earlier chapters in this forum but I don't think it's neccessary to start a chapter thread as it's more the character I want to talk about. So I will begin in summary and see where we end up, and I guess we can reference chapters if we like Mainly for me, Robber Chih is a wonderful character for his honesty and loyalty to himself. He knows what he is, under no illusion, and is quick to point out the hypocrisy of the "high class". The character also brings me comfort - we live in a world run by the high and mighty saying what is and isn't moral, duping us into fear and chasing noble status. "Criminals" are led to feel guilty for petty crimes (though many don't - I hope to differentiate between what we should feel remorse for a bit later) I am not perfect, by definition of the word, but I am perfect by my understanding of it. Robber Chih has his way...his perfection. I like to tie this in to the Taoist teaching of "returning to your own nature", and also, neuroscience experiments into the "illusion of free will". If we inherit thoughts and our subjective nature due to our genes, upbringing and social environments, it can only be natural to keep within these perameters, otherwise we begin a struggle to do things that we don't really want to do, nor have evolved to do! Discuss
  3. Ancient Memories

    Many lives, many worlds, one focus....consciousness and it's expansion. Large scale field coordinator seeks old souls for the purpose of collaboration. Those who walk the Path, reveal yourselves!
  4. God, Nature, The Universe, The Earth, Life, Mind, Human History, Worldwide Flood Myths Ultimate Greatest Thread Ever Made. Bar None. Chinese character for Qi- vapors rising Vapor and rice together Here is a quote about Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts- Connection to the earth. Center of gravity. For sweeping the sweep digs a trench into the earth. The hips are like pendulums, connected to the ground Video showing a little bit of internal energy Anyways, that's one article I found interesting. Throughout history, teachers would teach mankind through oracles such as the I Ching to teach about oneness. About how everything is vibration , and octaves. Galaxies, stars, planets, moons, humans, light, matter, vapor, sound. The kings and emperors had no problem with this as long as they could become immortal, lead be turned to gold, or if their futures could be predicted. Wuji- the formless, shapeless, nebulous, great void, before creation Taiji- the beginning of creation, experience, companionship, and duality, Yang and Yin turning around and eternally alternating giving birth to thousands of things within certain planes in the universe. Yang, one extreme pole-Yin, the other extreme pole- One of the representations of Yin and Yang, is Water and Fire SmallYang-BigYang-BigYin-SmallYin- There are many meanings, including Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring
  5. Synchronicity

    As human beings become more and more out of touch with Nature and more entrenched in modern society, as they become more and more materialistic in their thinking, as their energy channels and hearts become more closed off, they also lose touch with the phenomena of Synchronicity. Here is a really cool Synchronicity quote generator, based on sayings and quotes by the one and only Edgar Cayce-
  6. The Secret Gate to Eden

    Here is a documentary I found to be very interesting, and it's central theme and message rings very true to me. Some people tend to view sex as sinful or something that is easily perverted by humans. However, it is also known that it can be a way to spiritual development. In any case when you think about it, what is Sex? It is the interaction between 2 opposite polarities. It is the perfect interaction between, and perfect balance between, Yin and Yang. This does not only exist in biological creatures, but throughout all the Universe. The center of an atom is it's own polarity, the positive, or male polarity. The electrons are attracted to the positive polarity and are thus, the negative, receptive, or female polarity. We see the same thing in Solar systems. A Sun is the Male polarity, it gives energy to and attracts Planets, who are the Female polarity in relation to the Sun. It is in the interaction of these Polarities that the power of creation manifests. Throughout the Universe, the perfect and most natural state of all beings, is to be in a state of "Sex". Sex- The Secret Gate to Eden- Here is some more information on the primary pattern of creation and procreation in the Universe, Soulmates, and Meta Physics-