Bowl of Saki, May 25, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Photo and artwork by me
Suppose there are two movie makers at Hollywoood, James Calvin and Matt Chandler. James Calvin is a very famous movie producer who mentors his actors after pre-selecting them and compelling them to be be mentored by him.
Matt Chandler invites whoever wants to be mentored by him to join his team voluntarily. However, one thing they both have in common is that prior to the actors being chosen for a particular movie, both movie producers had predetermined to conform their actors into well-conditioned and trained characters.
Calvinists insist that Ephesians 1 teaches that God is like James Calvin but all the text actually states is what the movie producer has predetermined for his team to become, it says nothing about his predetermining who would and would not be chosen (i.e. “in Him”).
The question should be how does o
off the top of my head these are some of the things i can remember from my time reading the bible, reading books, and watching utube video's. i likely think the anti-christ will be either part jewish or perhaps be jewish(wouldn't it be interesting if he was the child of a holocaust survivor?) simply because to broker a 7 year deal with israel, someone of jewish descent would be a strong aid in doing this. the bible says he has no desire of women(probably homo-sexual) though not certain. the book of revelations says the anti-christ will conquer not by armies(military conquest) but by flatteries(probably a mesmerizing speaker). many say he will arise from a country of the powers of jesus time( the old roman empire), this eliminates quite a few powerful countries today, the u.s., china and russia among others. there are references that the anti-christ will be the leader of a loose confederation of kings(countries), usually 10 kings. this would imply a strong suggestion that the anti-christ will be a leader in an
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The more we study the ancient cultures of the world, the more we reveal that every culture throughout earths history has either been spiritual, religious; or both.
Some cultures use plants as medicine, and communicate and are in tune with their natural environment in various ways - such as shamanic cultures.
Some cultures use meditation as a modality to tune into the no-thingness of the non-reality which they would consider actual reality - such as Buddhist ones.
Some cultures pray to different Gods which may symbolically embody certain characteristics, ones which the people of said culture themselves wish to embody.
Some cultures may pray to or worship different Gods which are actually
star people who have come
Me and my brother are huge fans of Ibiza, and a few years ago when we were over there we saw a new Brazilian star called Anna who was a relatively new face on the island scene, but this season I've just learned that you can catch her playing for Resistance inside the spectacular 10,000 seat hangar at Privilege, as well as at Paradise Insignia.
Most people only know Ibiza as a party mad island, but besides the Cafe Del Mar scene that me and my brother love, Ibiza is also home to a lot of spiritual retreats as well.
I'm going to one in October with Soul Adventures [their 7 night retreats start from £1200/$1500 per person - http://souladventures.co.uk/ ]
They have courses running throughout the year, and I will spend a week re-energising from steeming on with lots
... and this is coming from an ex-pagan with atheist leanings, just so we're on the level.
I believe that spirituality (defined as), a sense of connectedness to the world around to be vital in humanity's thriving. Whereas religion uses rituals and specific texts/prayers/mantras to bind a person to its path, spirituality is more freeform, allowing the person to celebrate their connection to the world and its denizens in a manner that best suits themselves-- and as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others, I'm all for it.
But that's where religion and I disagree; religion tends (not always, but more often than not) it's been used through the ages to force conformity, condemn opposition, wage politics, and control the populace. From Roman abuses toward Judeo-Christians, to the Crusades, and now
Bowl of Saki, May 24, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Photo by me
We are the Pleiadian council speaking to you about the eternal now; about living in your present moment which is the vastness of the universe and carries the frequency of the fifth dimension that exists within the now.
Within your physical reality there is only one moment and can not be measured by time, it can only be measured by being. By being in the present moment, which is the moment of the self, the moment of the divine.
Together we have come to announce the time of the now. The now is the only time that exists and can not be altered by thoughts about the future as the future does not exist in your physical reality.
The future only exists in a different dimension that you have no access through your physical world and can only be accessed by Merkaba traveling, and being in a fifth dimensional state of consciousness. This 5D consciousness represents h
The Spiritual Teaching handed down through millennia was many times twisted into religions to enslave mankind. Finally, the unadultered writings are available for all to access and utilize:
What must be said about the creational-natural law of the reincarnation of the human spirit-form, as well as regard ing the fact that a human being's responsibility does not stop with regard to life and death, because he/she is the guardian of it (life and death) and of him/herself.
There is nothing about your physical awareness that connects you more to the Non-Physical aspect of your Being than that of your breathing.
Many assume that the process of breathing is only about your physical nature, but that is not the case. The process of breathing is much more than an essential function of your physical body. Indeed, it is the flowing of Spirit to you, and through you. That is the reason that when the focusing of Spirit through your physical body ceases, your breathing ceases, also.
Excerpted from: Getting into the Vortex Guided Meditation CD and User Guide on November 01, 2010
Abraham is the name given to a non-physical collective consciousness which speaks through a woman called Esther Hicks
Taken on a deserted island off the coast of Flores, Indonesia 2016
It’s Portuguese for “missing” someone—in a very deep way…“longing for” someone. That’s what I feel when I look at Jaicleide.
This is my beautiful Fulni-O sister. Many years ago, her family took me into their home—and I took them into my heart. I spoke no Portuguese, at all—but somehow we communicated about the most important things.
I traveled back and forth between San Francisco and Brazil for many years—so often, that my Fulni-O family gave me my own room.
There are no words to express what I feel for them. Only tears can express that. The little girls that I once sent to school, are all grown up now—and my Fulni-O brothers and sisters have new babies. The babies don’t know me. Saudade. I have been away too long.
Each one of my Fulni-O family is special to me—and with each, I have shared deep experiences…some of them painful—and all
I am a huge fan of the information in the Essene Gospel of Peace. I could care less how
real the sources are, and I care much more about the enlightenment this book gave me.
Book 1 is a collection of many writings. Some are said to be from the Vatican, some are said to be from the Dead Sea Scrolls, others from a rich Hungary family's collection, etc. The book is about the teachings of the Essenes--a group of people that was around over 2000 years ago and is still around today. For those who are religious, Jesus was an Essene, and he grew up with the Essene teachings. Disclaimer: I am not religious.
The first book's information focuses on fasting and detoxing to cure yourself of all of your sicknesses (
sins). From a medical point of view, the information is quite advanced. Then again, the medical industry we live in today is based largely on old dogma from the Roman Empire. Hey, the Romans were much more advanced than people think: the Ancient Romans
Today I was struck by the truth in Romans 8:37 in which we are more than conquerors in our Messiah Jesus! In other words, we are not only conquerors but MORE than conquerors. We don't just have victory over territory both physical and spiritual. And Why? Verse 37 states that nothing shall separate us from the Love of God which is IN Messiah Jesus, our Lord! We are above all other conquerors in that while we are being put to death all day long, nothing will ever separate us from God's Love. Verse 36:
" Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter." ASV
And we are more than conquerors because we bring Love into every arena for reconciliation to God through Messiah Jesus!
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