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The Nature of Reality: A Dialogue Between a Buddhist Scholar and a Theoretical Physicist. Deception on the Spiritual Path. By Openhand Contributing Writer for Wake Up World It’s so easy to create illusionary realities on the path.

Deception on the Spiritual Path

Subtle essences of ego know how the soul is likely to act in particular circumstances. We’ve ‘seen’ what ‘Enlightenment’ looks like and a part of the soul might want to copy that. It’s kind of like an echo of the real thing. The danger of identity For some its hard to imagine I know, that in the ‘Matrix’ field all around us, there are deceptive energies that are collectively called an Opposing Consciousness. It’s purpose is to create fixed eddy currents of limiting behaviour, attachments that generate filters: such as thoughts, feelings and emotions, that play through our field, which we then create realities around.

The soul doesn’t need fixed identities – especially spiritual ones. The Matrix – a complex weave of frequencies In society we’ve become so used to the ‘Matrix’. The ‘raptor consciousness’ is all about consumption. Hidden Agendas What makes us susceptible? The Singularly Most Important Thing After Waking Up. By Openhand Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Okay it’s a bold title.

The Singularly Most Important Thing After Waking Up

Please pardon my lack of humility! Yet I think there is something, that if it’s not the most important thing we can do after waking up, is certainly very high on the list. I could define it colloquially as ‘owning your stuff’. Just like a movie So maybe you’re in a challenging relationship situation. The outer world is a reflection of the inner. This is of course exactly how the infamous Law of Attraction works. Not as sexy as manifesting your desires? No it’s not as sexy as ‘manifesting your desires’. The point is you have a destiny, a destined way of being, and the universe will work tirelessly to help you unveil this. So how might you work on yourself in this unglamorous way? Nothing else going on Now I’m not telling you this is easy. And in any case, there is nothing else going on! Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed. For many years I worked in palliative care.

Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. 1. This was the most common regret of all. It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. 2. This came from every male patient that I nursed. By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. 3. Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. We cannot control the reactions of others. 4. Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. The 21 Greatest Spiritual Lessons I've Learned - Mrs. Mindfulness. Through my study of the world wisdom traditions and my journey into mindful living, I have learned many valuable lessons which have brought me greater peace, joy and fulfillment.

The 21 Greatest Spiritual Lessons I've Learned - Mrs. Mindfulness

Here are 21 of the greatest spiritual lessons I’ve learned: 1. The world’s wisdom traditions have one central message that I have learned to live and know to be true. Happiness (and when I say happiness I mean a deep and lasting contentment, a sense of being at peace and at ease within and feeling a deep connectedness with life (a happiness that words could never fully capture)) cannot be found in external factors but can only be found within. Happiness comes from abiding in our natural state.


Top five regrets of the dying. There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps.

Top five regrets of the dying

A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

The Great Bendigo Stupa. Karma country: Buddhist monument the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, near Bendigo in Victoria, under construction earlier this year.

The Great Bendigo Stupa

In central Victoria, an enormous Buddhist monument is slowly but surely taking shape. Deep in the ground in a bush clearing in central Victoria lie four ornate metal vases. They were buried in 2003 with great ritual, one on each of the four points of the compass, by a Buddhist monk who first filled them with treasure - gold and silver jewellery, precious stones - medicines, herbs and mantras, or prayers. They were then set in the rocky ground as an offering to local spirits, a request for the success of a remarkable project still taking shape on their land 11 years later. Today those vases lie under the massive footings of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, a sacred Buddhist monument which, when finished, will be the largest of its kind anywhere in the Western world. An artist's impression of how the monument will look when finished. Advertisement.


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