Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Tale of Two Seas

A tale of Two Seas

 Sitting in the Geography class in school, I remember how fascinated I was  when we were being taught all about the Dead Sea.

 As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea (and as my  Geography teacher pointed out, if you understood that, it would guarantee 4  marks in the term paper!)

 Its so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You  can almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% -  almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there  is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead sea. And hence the name: Dead Sea.

 While the Dead Sea has remained etched in my memory, I don't seem to recall  learning about the Sea of Galilee in my school Geography lesson. So when I heard about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and the tale of the two seas - I was intrigued.

 Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the Sea of  Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And yet, they  are very, very different. Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with rich, colorful marine life There are lots of plants. And lots of fish too. In  fact, the sea of Galilee is home to over thirty different types of fishes.

 Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life,  the other is dead. How come?

 Here apparently why. The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and  then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then  out - and that keeps the Sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with marine life.

 But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no outlet.  The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out. There are  no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from  the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full of minerals. And unfit for  any marine life.

 The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and holds it. It does not  give. Result? No life at all.

 Think about it.

 Life is not just about getting. Its about giving. We all need to be a bit  like the Sea of Galilee.

 We are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect. But if we  don't learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea. The love and the  respect, the wealth and the knowledge could all evaporate. Like the water in the  Dead Sea.

 If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more  money, more everything the results can be disastrous.

Good idea to make sure that in the sea of your own life, you have outlets.  Many outlets. For love and wealth - and everything else that you get in your  life. Make sure you don't just get, you give too.

 Open the taps. And you'll open the floodgates to happiness.

 Make that a habit. To share. To give.

 And experience life. Experience the magic!


Grace is About Allowing ALL Energies to Serve You

Dear Friends,
                      I am pleased to share Grace with you.It is about Allowing the Energies of this vast cosmos to serve us. We have to Think our Oneness with this Universe, our common abode. We just have to go beyond all Limiting thoughts and drink off the nectar of Abundance, the abiding quality of our common homeland.
                      Being out of Grace is like being thirsty in the middle of a mountain river,and wondering when a drinking cup will appear. Just put your face in the flowing water and drink.Being out of Grace is like having the most advanced smartphone, but the battery is dead because you forgot to recharge it.
                       Get real, my friend.The days of sleepwalking and negligient living is such a drag. Time to push the envelope.

You Don't Step in the Same River Twice

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Dear Friends,
                      The attachment is extracted from Deepak Chopra's latest book, Power freedom Grace.It is a must read.
                     It explains how we are all united by the Underlying Field of Intelligence that manifests as the infinite variety of the Universe. The same unified field manifests subjectively as the Mind and objectively as the world of material objects.Our essential being is neither the body nor the mind, but the Source of both.
                       We are actually Body-Mind, and our Mind extends beyond our Body into the whole Universe, as part of that same Unified Field.The Body is made of atoms which, in turn, are made of particles which whirl around at dizzying speeds around huge empty spaces in a Infinite Void. These particles emerge from the Void, collide, engage in their cosmic dances, and go back to the Void.Modern science is authenticating what the ancient Scriptures have long said. We come from the Void, engage in our dramas of living and then merge in the same Void.
                          The sub atomic particles are actually packets of information and energy. These have a Mind because their movements cannot be predicted a priori.Therefore our Body-Mind is actually a pulsating pattern of intelligence. It is a dynamic river of energy and information. Radioactive isotope studies show that the Body replaces 98% of all its atoms in less than a year.
                            These latest studies of modern science proves that there is nothing inevitable about anything.As Intelligent entities, we can create anything. Our common thoughts are the creator of all our realities and experience.We just have to be aware of our interrelatedness with everything and then LIVE that harmony with optimism and pulsating energy.
                      Let us be kinder to ourselves, instead of being bogged down by limiting thoughts.And then await the unfolding of magic in our lives and, indeed, of our common life in this beautiful planet that we inhabit.


Your Cribbings Block Abundance From Your Lives

    I'm again pleased to share this important article with you. Small variations in our attitudes go a long way in determining how successful we will be in our lives.In my mind, I have no confusion that Abundance is the abiding quality of this Universe and we can command the elements to achieve anything.
                         We all want money, good positions,good health and loving relationships. But the rub is that too often we are in a Complaining mode. Thereby we actually decline the energies coming our way instead of receiving them.This energy of Resistance effectively blocks also those things we ardently want.
                           Secondly, we are terribly blinded by limiting thoughts. This is possible, this is not possible.We have to replace our Cribbings and limiting thoughts with the energy of Abundance.
                    We are all receivers.There is no shame in receiving.It is only the inbreath before the outbreath.There is nothing to give in return for receiving the light of the sun or the gravity that keeps us on earth or the rain that brings life. It is simply the natural flow of things.Abundance is the law of this Universe of which we are an integral part.So instead of being selective, maybe its time to allow ALL energies to come in without resistance.
                           And thereby enjoy your life to the fullest.In being,first, happy ourselves,we are going to spread happiness all around.The hard fact is that, being such unhappy entities,we are only radiating unhappiness now.Let us break lose from our unhappiness prisons.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Freeman Dyson's Three Answers

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The distinguished quantum physicist, who worked with Einstein at Princeton, tells Charles Nevin three things he's learnt ...
From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2012
Freeman Dyson, 88, is a pioneer quantum physicist, pure mathematician, metaphysicist, beady examiner of such givens as global warming and tireless explorer of our future as bio-engineering space colonisers. A Fellow of the Royal Society for 60 years, he left Britain at the age of 23 because he believed “Americans held the future in their hands and that the smart thing for me to do would be to join them.” When he took up his post at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Einstein was still working there. Startling propositions and inconvenient arguments are the signature of this human neutrino, widely regarded as one of the Nobel Committee’s glaring omissions.
His father, Sir George Dyson, was a composer and director of the Royal College of Music. Freeman has six children, including George, a historian of science, who is about to publish a history of the digital age, and Esther, an internet analyst and entrepreneur dubbed “the first lady of cyberspace”.
I e-mailed to ask him: (1) why he remained hard at work; (2) what were his strengths and weaknesses now compared with earlier in his career; and (3) what advice would he give to those who have been working for (a) one year, and (b) 30 years? This was his reply, received the next day:
Thank you very much for your friendly invitation. I am delighted to share with Her Majesty the distinction of hanging on longer than expected. Here are brief answers to your questions.
1. I continue working because I agree with Sigmund Freud’s definition of mental health. To be healthy means to love and to work. Both activities are good for the soul, and one of them also helps to pay for the groceries.
2. In my younger days my work as a scientist was deep and narrow. Now, as I grow old, my work grows broader and shallower. As a young man, I solved technical problems of interest only to a few specialists. As an old man, I write books about human affairs of interest to a broad public. In both halves of my life, I tried to make the best use of my limited abilities.
3. (a). Advice to people at the beginning of their careers: do not imagine that you have to know everything before you can do anything. My own best work was done when I was most ignorant. Grab every opportunity to take responsibility and do things for which you are unqualified.
(b). Advice to people at the middle of their careers: do not be afraid to switch careers and try something new. As my friend the physicist Leo Szilard said (number nine in his list of ten commandments): “Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.”
Now I look forward to reading what other survivors have to say. Thank you again for including me.  
Yours sincerely
Freeman Dyson
Charles Nevin is a freelance writer who spent 25 years on Fleet Street. He is the author of "The Book of Jacks"
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Female Beauty as a Weapon Against Women's Empowerment

Dear Friends,
                     Today, on Women's Day, I want to draw your attention to this strange paradox.This phenomenon has been understood by many feminists. In 1991, Naomi Wolf, the perceptive American writer, wrote the book, The Beauty Myth.By this time, American women had suffered a decade long plague of eating disorders thanks to the job requirement, none for the male employees, of looking beautiful and youthful.
                  The beauty myth is that there is an objective and universal quality of beauty,imperative for women but not for men.And it is a myth. But when women fall prey to such lies, they become tools in the hands of  vested interests telling them what to do,and what not to do.The horrific effects of this beauty propaganda is for all to see.The cosmetic surgery and beauty industry use fake science to sell pricey and useless products.The weight control cult has ballooned,affecting the growth of impressionable young girls.
                        Its time our women understood that there's a flourishing industry to keep them ignorant and frivolous so that they don't compete for the highest paying jobs, still dominated by men.It is for our young girls to firmly understand that they must go all out to develop themselves so as to build a wholesome generation rather than to be dedicated to their own beauty or to idle pleasures.
                          This battle remains to be fought. And this day let us remind ourselves of this responsibility, and the exhilarating possibilities that might open if half of the human race understand the sinister male propaganda against them.
Best regards,

Carrying the Torch of Tolerance, Appreciation and Love

"Attributes of the Match Bearer"
From Live Kryon Channelling July 2, 2011: Sacramento, CA 

I want to give you the truth, Match Bearer. If you're holding light, no darkness or dark energy is going to affect you. You're going to walk into that place, open the door, and do your work. And while you're there, you are saying: "Thank you, God, I have a job. Thank you, it's here for now, because wherever I go, I'm going to make a difference." 

Some say it's impossible to make a difference at work. They again say, "You don't know my work." Oh, how 3D of you! You don't know that the light you carry creates tolerance, appreciation and love? It creates the ability to share and listen with care. It changes the planet. 

Some of those around you may eventually come to you with their issues and their problems. You might sit and ask, "I wonder why they want to share it with me?" Perhaps it's because they intuitively see your light; maybe because they see your tolerance; maybe you're the only one who will listen to them, and in the process, you share love. 

In the process of them being next to you, you love them. And maybe it's the only love they're going to get that day or that week or that month or even that year, dear Match Bearer. 

~ KRYON, through Lee Carroll 

Best regards,

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Subject: Happiness :)

There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a homeless person could be right outside, smiling and content with their life. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves.
The question is: how do they do that?
It’s quite simple. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. They do things differently. Ask any happy person, and they will tell you that they …
1. Don’t hold grudges.
Happy people understand that it’s better to forgive and forget than to let their negative feelings crowd out their positive feelings. Holding a grudge has a lot of detrimental effects on your wellbeing, including increased depression, anxiety, and stress. Why let anyone who has wronged you have power over you? If you let go of all your grudges, you’ll gain a clear conscience and enough energy to enjoy the good things in life.
2. Treat everyone with kindness.
Did you know that it has been scientifically proven that being kind makes you happier? Every time you perform a selfless act, your brain produces serotonin, a hormone that eases tension and lifts your spirits. Not only that, but treating people with love, dignity, and respect also allows you to build stronger relationships.
3. See problems as challenges.
The word “problem” is never part of a happy person’s vocabulary. A problem is viewed as a drawback, a struggle, or an unstable situation while a challenge is viewed as something positive like an opportunity, a task, or a dare. Whenever you face an obstacle, try looking at it as a challenge.
4. Express gratitude for what they already have.
There’s a popular saying that goes something like this: “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.” You will have a deeper sense of contentment if you count your blessings instead of yearning for what you don’t have.
5. Dream big.
People who get into the habit of dreaming big are more likely to accomplish their goals than those who don’t. If you dare to dream big, your mind will put itself in a focused and positive state.
6. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Happy people ask themselves, “Will this problem matter a year from now?” They understand that life’s too short to get worked up over trivial situations. Letting things roll off your back will definitely put you at ease to enjoy the more important things in life.
7. Speak well of others.
Being nice feels better than being mean. As fun as gossiping is, it usually leaves you feeling guilty and resentful. Saying nice things about other people encourages you to think positive, non-judgmental thoughts.
8. Never make excuses.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Happy people don’t make excuses or blame others for their own failures in life. Instead, they own up to their mistakes and, by doing so, they proactively try to change for the better.
9. Get absorbed into the present.
Happy people don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. They savor the present. They let themselves get immersed in whatever they’re doing at the moment. Stop and smell the roses.
10. Wake up at the same time every morning.
Have you noticed that a lot of successful people tend to be early risers? Waking up at the same time every morning stabilizes your circadian rhythm, increases productivity, and puts you in a calm and centered state.
11. Avoid social comparison.
Everyone works at his own pace, so why compare yourself to others? If you think you’re better than someone else, you gain an unhealthy sense of superiority. If you think someone else is better than you, you end up feeling bad about yourself. You’ll be happier if you focus on your own progress and praise others on theirs.
12. Choose friends wisely.
Misery loves company. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with optimistic people who will encourage you to achieve your goals. The more positive energy you have around you, the better you will feel about yourself.
13. Never seek approval from others.
Happy people don’t care what others think of them. They follow their own hearts without letting naysayers discourage them. They understand that it’s impossible to please everyone. Listen to what people have to say, but never seek anyone’s approval but your own.
14. Take the time to listen.
Talk less; listen more. Listening keeps your mind open to others’ wisdoms and outlooks on the world. The more intensely you listen, the quieter your mind gets, and the more content you feel.
15. Nurture social relationships.
A lonely person is a miserable person. Happy people understand how important it is to have strong, healthy relationships. Always take the time to see and talk to your family, friends, or significant other.
16. Meditate.
Meditating silences your mind and helps you find inner peace. You don’t have to be a zen master to pull it off. Happy people know how to silence their minds anywhere and anytime they need to calm their nerves.
17. Eat well.
Junk food makes you sluggish, and it’s difficult to be happy when you’re in that kind of state. Everything you eat directly affects your body’s ability to produce hormones, which will dictate your moods, energy, and mental focus. Be sure to eat foods that will keep your mind and body in good shape.
18. Exercise.
Studies have shown that exercise raises happiness levels just as much as Zoloft does. Exercising also boosts your self-esteem and gives you a higher sense of self-accomplishment.
19. Live minimally.
Happy people rarely keep clutter around the house because they know that extra belongings weigh them down and make them feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Some studies have concluded that Europeans are a lot happier than Americans are, which is interesting because they live in smaller homes, drive simpler cars, and own fewer items.
20. Tell the truth.
Lying stresses you out, corrodes your self-esteem, and makes you unlikeable. The truth will set you free. Being honest improves your mental health and builds others’ trust in you. Always be truthful, and never apologize for it.
21. Establish personal control.
Happy people have the ability to choose their own destinies. They don’t let others tell them how they should live their lives. Being in complete control of one’s own life brings positive feelings and a great sense of self-worth.
22. Accept what cannot be changed.
Once you accept the fact that life is not fair, you’ll be more at peace with yourself. Instead of obsessing over how unfair life is, just focus on what you can control and change it for the better.

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New Age Has Decided to go into Retirement

People all over the world are reacting with shock, disbelief and also relief at last week’s announcement that the New Age has decided to go into retirement.
“Was it something we did?” sobbed Rainbowchild Dewdrop Flower into her organic coconut milk chai, outside her tipi here in Nevada County, California. “Did we not chant fervently enough? Were our prayer flags not plentiful enough? Were our affirmations too predictable and clich├ęd?”
In fact, the New Age came of age in the late ’60s, and, just like many other baby boomers, is ready to collect Social Security and to retire to Key West, Florida. The New Age has just gotten old, that’s all. Ol’ New Age plans to live out the rest of its years hanging out in all-you-can-eat steak and shrimp bars, and drinking margaritas during Happy Hour. “I’ve been in this gig way too long, bro,” said New Age recently to a close confidante. “Heck, even my inner child is married with kids and a dog and shit now. I tell ya, I’ve eaten enough tofu and sprouts, and worn enough tie-dye for one life time. I deserve to live out the rest of my days in peace. Nah, forget peace. I’m ready to be loud and gross.”
So how does the announcement of New Age’s retirement affect the average recovering hippie, like you or me?
Here is a handy quick-tip guide to how last week’s announcement might affect your daily routine.
1. Moving forwards, “Howerya Doin,” “Aloha,” “ Wazzurp Dawg,” “How Do You Do?” and “Namaste” are all considered to be equally reverential means of greeting anybody.
2. If you’ve been living on a diet of brown rice, seaweed, Bragg’s Amino Acid and coconut water, the word’s out, you can relax now. New scientific studies reveal that even eating recycled cardboard can be good for your health, if you stop worrying, and eat what is in front of you with gratitude.
3. If you spent the last years trying to manifest “prosperity,” “abundance,” or “financial freedom,” the game plan has officially changed. More than 2 billion people live on less than a dollar a day. So if you are a lucky dog, with a warm place to sleep, food to eat and friends around you, your next step is to think about how to help other people.
4. If you’ve been channeling Archangel Michael, the Pleiades, or Elvis, its time to cut it out. From
here forward your responsibility is simply to connect the words that come out of your mouth with the thoughts and feelings that are passing inside of you. Codeword: honesty. Known to lead to: intimacy.
5. If you spent the last several decades immersed in the traditions and religion of a culture other than the one into which you were born, its time to get back to our roots. For example, for many of us the Lord’s prayer, Psalm 23, or Shakespeare may be worth a revisit. If you are Jewish, call you mother.
6. If you’ve been collecting eagle feathers, owl feathers or rabbits feet, please return them immediately. Word on the street is that the eagles are getting chilly and pissed off.
7. If you are entertaining hopes of getting chummy with visitors on a UFO, fuggedaboutit. A recent survey of 1037 randomly selected aliens, conducted by Pew Research, asked who they would be most likely to visit, if wanting more contact with human beings. From the four multiple-choice options, 63% selected Nobel prize-winning scientists. 19% selected elected leaders of nations. 17% chose leaders of indigenous peoples. And 0.8% selected people holding hands and humming.
8. If you’ve developed a fondness for spending time with people of a “high vibration,” or have been avoiding people with “negative energy,” this will no longer be necessary. Your mission on earth will be accomplished here by paying close attention to whoever happens to be right in front of you.
9. If you’ve been collecting crystals or other sacred objects, you can expand your horizons. With the retirement of the New Age, any object whatsoever will become immediately sacred when you look at it with fresh eyes.
10. Most important. Listen up, people. If you’ve been participating in drumming circles after 10 PMwithin a mile of anyone trying to sleep, please stop. Please, please, I beg you please, stop. It’s 2 o’clock in the f**king morning, dude.
Of course everyone had a lot of unanswered questions about what comes next. We’ve got space just for a few of them here.
Question: Does this mean I can get a refund on my aura-balancing organic Chi enhancer, attuned to dolphin mating sounds?
Answer: No.
Question: So who is in fact the true Avataar come to save planet Earth?
Answer: You are. Splash some cold water on your face, and get busy.
Question: Now that the New Age is officially over, what is the next evolutionary step for humanity?
Answer: Sanity.