Consciousness and Neuroscience

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Neuroscience is beginning to show that the brain is not the mind and to point to the existence of the soul (consciousness) as the causative factor behind the mind. 🤔

The following video documentary comes in four (4) parts.  It makes the case for the existence of consciousness or soul.




Our thanks to InspiringPhilosophy for publishing the documentary on their YouTube channel.

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    It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

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The Joy of Knowing… Who You Are


(The following is a reblog taken from our other WordPress site, The Mystical Path.)

To a foundling orphan, growing up without finding out answers to questions of who and why can be hurtful. That hurt can stay hidden for years, swept under the rug of having to live out a current lifetime, despite the love and care one might receive from foster parents.

But finding out the answers can be healing. It can bring closure, too. Knowing the answers can bring profound joy — the fullness or completeness that comes with the sheer joy of finally knowing . . . who you are. It’s natural after all. The self-awareness in our humanity is wired-up to seek the answer to the ultimate question of who we are.

(Acknowledgement to the Training Berries channel on YouTube for posting the video above.)



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    We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

    It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

    Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

    At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth wallpaper.

War is an unnatural state of existence for humanity, were it not for the governments that wage them in the name of nations and their people. It simply runs against the grain of man’s spiritual nature.

Here are videos of a unique incident during the First World War. It was Christmas time in 1914 when soldiers in the trenches of the warring sides overcame the hostility between their camps to come together spontaneously to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. Several such sporadic incidents along the war front came to be known as “The Christmas Truce.” Read, watch, and reflect.

(Acknowledgement to the sushux channel on YouTube for posting the video above.)


(Acknowledgement to The Great War channel on YouTube for posting the video above.)


Let us constantly renew our resolve to bring about the global illumination of humankind, to realize humanity’s collective transformation, and to bring lasting peace on earth. And let us remember that peace begins with each of us individually. Let your own inner light dispel the darkness in men’s minds and shine on the whole world.

Note: The photograph below shows British and German troops meeting in No-Mans’s Land during the unofficial truce (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector). It is cataloged as photograph Q 50719 from the collections of the British Imperial War Museums. Source: Wikipedia.

British and German troops meeting in No-Mans’s Land during the unofficial Christmas truce.



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    We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

    It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

    Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

    At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

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On Spiritual Awakening

It is erroneous when people listen to others who say and insist that the journey to spiritual awakening takes years and years and years, and years of a lifetime. NOT SO. It can happen in the twinkling of your eye, or when God bats an eyelash at you. No one knows the time or the hour.
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No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows.
Yeshua the Messiah/Christ (Matthew 24:36, GW)

 

Take it from me because that’s how it happened to me. The awakening occurred just several years from after the time I began my meditation practice — far sooner than I had ever expected it to come. God does not go by the measurement of earthly time. God goes by the frequency of times you respond to God’s elbow nudges. Why? I’ll tell you why . . . because God is a FLIRT — the original seductive flirt.
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Acknowledgment to Mystic Prayers at Facebook for the poster image above.


Once, I attended a scripture contemplation group at a prosperous Catholic Church parish community in the suburbs of the San Jose area. The group meeting was being led on that day by a former Catholic priest. Now many in the group were in their middle age.

At one point of the meeting, the ex-priest called the attention of the group to tell them gravely that the spiritual journey was a very long and difficult process. He proceeded to tell the group that the journey could take so long — occupying even the span of one’s entire lifetime — before one could come into spiritual intimacy with God or attain the experience of mystical union with God. He then began to impress on the participants’ minds that they should not expect their spiritual awakening to happen anytime soon, not until after many, many years of arduous demanding contemplation practice.

I was stunned to hear him say that, primarily because no person has the right to tell others what the fate or outcome of their individual spiritual journey is going to be or to discourage them with the notion that the journey is an extreme burdensome undertaking. The journey is a spiritual relationship strictly between the individual and God. Consequently, no third-party person is ever qualified to pass judgment upon another’s journey particularly with respect to its duration or development. Furthermore, the awakening can happen sooner than one might expect: The very next moment or the next hour, day, week, month or year. Humanly, we cannot tell or know until the moment of the mystical awakening, itself, arrives and is experienced.

I observed the faces of the members as they started to grow long with disappointment and discouragement. So, I rebuked the ex-priest for his misleading statements explaining to the group the error made. Although he made no efforts to rebut me, he reiterated his view that the spiritual journey takes a very, very long time. Apparently that was his own personal experience of the journey. Still, that was no excuse for him to discourage others from having a more open and receptive attitude to the likelihood of an early awakening. At that point, I kept quiet and left things where they were.

If you hold the belief or attitude that enlightenment will take forever, that attitude will translate into your experience of the spiritual journey, and the spiritual awakening will keep on eluding you. How true it is that your belief manifests as your life experience.

He touched their eyes and said, “What you have believed will be done for you!”
Yeshua the Messiah/Christ (Matthew 9:29, GW)


How sad that a spiritually blind person is leading a group of spiritual seekers groping blindly through the dark ignorance in their minds. Such is the human condition into which we are born.

They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.
Yeshua the Messiah/Christ (Matthew 15:14, NLT)

 

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    We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

    It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

    Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

    At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

    Travel with us along the mystical path of life.   Explore and develop your spiritual journey at The Mystical Path.

 

Early Christian Socialism

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Here is something to reflect on.

Socialism as an expression of spiritual oneness will save humanity from itself. That, I believe, is the message of Christianity as viewed from a social, political, economic, and cultural perspective.

The early Christian movement was socialist in nature before Christianity was consolidated monolithically 300 years after its founder into a religious institution to serve the purposes of the state under the emperor Constantine and to preserve the interests of religious theological hardline conservatives who were looking for a way to eliminate the competing gnostic Christian mysticism of the time.

The members of early “churches” or Christian movement communities pooled their material and financial resources into a common community/church fund. The pooled resources were used to enable their members to get by with their individual and family needs and get on with their day-to-day lives on a regular basis; to educate their own community members; to help the less fortunate members of their society such as the handicapped, the sick and elderly, etc.; and to help their poverty-stricken destitute to rehabilitate their lives appropriately in a spiritually proactive manner.

The Christian socialist system was not a free charitable handout to the poor, as the present day Christians tend to make it. It was a solid-based fool-proof method of eliminating social poverty following the Christian concept of “social stewardship” over God-given resources to humanity as a whole. Everyone prospered and thrived in that manner to the extent that those early Christian communities took off the ground as a bankable socio-economic model with astounding rapidity as a cultural, religious and political alternative in contrast to (a) the theocratic Jewish Temple system of sacrifice and cultural oppression and (b) the oppressive authoritarian system of Roman rule and taxation. The early Christian communities became the envy, the object of fear, and the lightning rod of/for Jewish socio-cultural condemnation, persecution and Roman imperial intolerance.

Presently, Christianity is anything but what it was during its first three hundred years of existence. Men tend to repeat the mistakes of the past. And history repeats itself in cycles. As Christians, what are we to do now about this? Where are we going to bring our world in the immediate and distant futures? 🤔


Acknowledgement to Amplex for posting the video on YouTube.


Think about it.

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        Discover, learn, see and feel the difference!

    Experience a unique and pure kind of higher spirituality through us, a unitive spirituality. It’s practice is simple, easy and lean — shorn of religious beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and cultural trimmings in the form of rites, rituals and traditions.

    We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

    It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

    Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

    At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

    Travel with us along the mystical path of life.   Explore and develop your spiritual journey at The Mystical Path.