Many folks thrive on pointing the finger at things outside themselves...... in all directions except for where the problem really lies....... a favorite blaming place is religion......Quite frankly, organized religion is just filling an emptiness that folks feel when we have lost the inner sense of fullness. Pointing the finger of "who dunnit first" is… Continue reading Blaming Religion – a new fad
In the beginning was Awareness.And the Awareness was like an ocean.The Ocean of Awareness was without form or without "things".... no divisions.... only Unity.There was and will always be, nothing but the Oceanic Awareness.And the Ocean of Awareness (the "God" of everything) , forever inquisitive, discovered how to pull themself into discreet parts, and the… Continue reading Oceanic Awareness – a continuing story…
Early on, in Greek thought and Oriental thought (Indian thought was a bit more complex), humans thought atoms were the smallest thing that existed (the word in several languages means or suggests "indivisible"). In the last century, we have moved through a number of deeper levels to smaller and smaller particles. In those early days… Continue reading Oceanic Awareness as the Source of All
i was raised in the Free Methodist church, and proud to be a son and grandson of Free Methodist church ministers. i believe that they were upright and honest men, teaching the truth as they understood it, to bring those in their church, to a better understanding of how to live.Unfortunately, like many other churches,… Continue reading A set of comments and replies on the Worldview taught by the Free Methodist church
"Faith is the bridge which carries us through moments of despair" What has faith come to mean for me? when i was young, the understanding of what faith meant to me, was akin to hunkering down, closing the eyes (in many cases closing to the voice of reason), clenching my teeth, and saying "i believe,… Continue reading Faith is……. (part 2)
"Faith is the bridge which carries us through moments of despair"When the light at the other end of the tunnel has not yet appeared, and there seems to be nothing but darkness........ realizing that "all things must pass".... realizing that "this darkness is simply a cloud floating past in the sky"...... this is faith.In the… Continue reading Faith is……..
i feel that a comparison is necessary between an "Awareness story", and the "Biblical story" which is widely accepted by modern religious folks, to show why a change of our thinking and perspective is even necessary..... The way the biblical story is interpreted in our modern times, there is a chasm between the "Creator" and… Continue reading Why is “Awareness is Father of all” different than “God is the father of all”?
Life is like a tree, its roots extend far into the ground, those roots bring nourishment upwards into the trunk and branches. Leaves and fruit grow from that nourishment. That fruit has a lifespan.... those leaves have a lifespan. When they get old, and turn colour, they fall to the ground, and add their elements… Continue reading The Tree of Life
If Awareness, or Oceanic Awareness is the root of everything, then most of our assumptions about the physical universe and its "Primordial" need to be blown away.... it would be a "Start from scratch" scenario..... (and i sense that this is the case) A general housecleaning of our assumptions.....As the new framework emerged, all the… Continue reading What does a worldview based on Awareness look like?
Too often, science folks try to use ONLY the portion of reality called the "physical-seen world" to explain everything, but the physical world cannot explain the systems at play. It ends up being a tug of war/struggle between science and folks who believe there is more than just the physical world. Really unnecessary.... but in… Continue reading The illusion of a tug-of-war between Physical Science vs. the Extra-physical world