Last Sunday I posted an excerpt from the book The Map, by Colette Baron Reid. As I was replying to comments on the post all the while thinking…*what* am I going to post for Wednesday…my mind seeming really quite determined to take some time off from 30 days of November madness…I was struck by inspiration!
Part 3 of 3. Part 2 was yesterdays post.
Part 2 of 3 from the series. Part 1 was yesterdays post.
There is a line in a poem which goes: Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first learn to deceive, by Walter Scott.
I honestly can’t remember how many times or even where I’ve seen that line, but as I sat thinking about how to start this post, it came floating from the depths of my mind. It feels like a good line to start with so I’m going with it.
Just completed reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
Love that man…actually love his mind!
This is my attempt in “Counting the ways I love Stephen King”
From the back cover :
“Many Mansions is Dr. Cerminara’s account of these healing – and an affirmation of the age-old belief in reincarnation. She tells how Cayce saw past the barriers of space and time, how he penetrated the “previous” lives of his subjects, and performed fantastic cures and prophecies that made him the most remarkable clairvoyant in modern history.”
I remember the time when my classmates were going on and on about how wonderfully cute Tom Cruise was. I was 17 and had never even seen any of his movies or his picture. They kept insisting that I just *had* to watch Top Gun because the movie was good and well…he was just that cute in it. Ah..peer pressure in the 80’s…so yes, I watched it because you know…I *had* to!
And boy, I guess the majority can get it right (sometimes).
Before I begin let me warn you that I am totally in love with this book. I mean I L < O < V < E (ten exclamation marks) it. That’s how much I love this book. To me this is a treasure of knowledge and eye-opening words stringed together to make sentences and paragraphs which resonated so much with me and I really, REALLY recommend this book…like REALLY!
I read this book some time ago and have really wanted to review it. For some reason I couldn’t get myself to do it! I think it was because I feared that I wouldn’t do justice to this book. However, I decided that enough was enough and to stop being a wuss about it! If this review makes you go, at any one point reading it, “Hmm..this might be an interesting book”, then I’d totally feel that I’ve done good by this book 🙂
Silence is the essence of the heart. You cannot be in the heart unless you are in forgiveness of yourself and others. You cannot be in the heart if you are worried or angry. You cannot be in the heart if your breathing is shallow or labored.
When the breath is labored, thinking is driven by fear and anxiety. Your mindstates are rooted in the past or the future. You cannot see accurately. All the you perceive is a fabrication, a hyperbole. So take a deep breathe and return to the heart.
When you return to the heart, you abide in the silence from which all sound comes. Like a boat on the ocean you feel the waves swell beneath you. You move with the waves, but you know you are not the waves. Thoughts come and go, yet you know you are not the thoughts. You abide with the ebb and flow of the tide, moving in and out, feeling the contraction and expansion of thought.
Beneath the thinking mind is a pure, non-judgmental, awareness. When you discover that awareness, you fall into the heart. Then giving and receiving are effortless – From the back cover of The Silence of the Heart.
“By opening up her private journals, psychic revolutionary Sonia Choquette leads us out of the dark ages and into the 21st century. Shattering the soul-deadening myth that being psychic is weird, sinister, or at best reserved for the special or strange, Sonia lends proof to the truth that the sixth sense is our natural God-given inner compass – without it, we’ll lose our way.”
A deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration that offers hope for an inclusive and healing way of being together in the world.
Inner Martial Arts Meditation is a 4 lesson course that teaches us the basic of our life force or Chi, how to perceive the Chi or energies that surround us and also gives the participant a set of mantras to practice daily.
It’s held at the Violet Flame and conducted by an Ishaya monk, Ishtar.