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 on: Today at 02:55 am 
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Seems to me just as important to let go of any negative associations however distant they may appear as example; am I bitter over the road that Donald Trump has led us down? After-all, the spiraling downward that turn that I am witnessing is part of my own karma-the dregs of a civilization-as well as those who have elected him. When did we create such karma for ourselves to be a witness of it? Perhaps many of us are part of the fallen high technological progress of the Atlantans and the Lemurian’s  that was used without being stewards to our earth and we are back once again to get it right this time around.

 on: Jun 17, 2019 06:55 am 
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The look of a holy man has the power to change spiritually persons who are receptive. The site of a holy man is in itself a blessing to the beholder. The ground on which a Saint has walked is thus made sacred. I used to purify my body by rolling in the dust on the ground where such Saints had walked.~Paramahansa Yogananda

 on: Jun 16, 2019 06:25 pm 
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The interesting thing I find out about lesson 145 is the Paramahansa Yogananda actually Comes out and explains the weaknesses and strengths of various religions. Though I am quite sure that Many who read this would totally disagree with me I Usually have not felt so inspired by yogananda’s  poems to God in the beginning of lessons. This one I was particularly inspired by. I think because he talks about side-tracking in art and music instead of going straightway to God.

He also describes the development of nations in their spiritual evolution. In the beginning each nation like a child is busy with material development then with the intellectual development and finally with spiritual development. I think we can assess from this where our nation is in that spiritual development. So it is wise to go to other cultures for much of our development!!

I was so involved in the story; A King’s Search For The Knowledge of God that I had to jump ahead to Lesson #146 to read part 2.

 on: Jun 16, 2019 05:47 pm 
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Ever noticed how it’s easier to carry on a conversation with people that meditate they usually can focus on the same conversation. Of course there are reasons to jump thought. Many reasons. Many Feelings. Sometimes when we get on a certain line of thinking-a train at the thought-it’s nice to have somebody we can converse with On a common topic.

 on: Jun 16, 2019 04:18 pm 
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With the words deep fake on the rise, the advancement of this technology becoming easily available for public manipulation- soon it won't matter if what someone said or did actually happened when they can cite it as another deep fake video.
Ironically people may flock to big tech corporations who have already proposed efforts in fighting, "fake news" with hopes that they ramp up their efforts even though it may actually mean waiving more liberties.

 on: Jun 16, 2019 03:41 pm 
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~Then comes mastery of the feelings, of the heart. There must be no feeling of revenge, of unkindness, of bitterness against anyone in the heart. When such a feeling comes, one must say: this is rust coming into my heart. When all such feelings are cleared off the heart, it becomes like a mirror. A mirror without rust reflects all that is before it; then everything divine is reflected in the heart, then all inspirations, intuitions, impressions come, and what we call clairvoyance. There is no need to go after such things; they come of themselves.~
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Taken from,
Volume VIII - The Art of Being
Health and Order of Body and Mind

Chapter XIV
Self Control

Eric I really am grateful for this. I often have asked myself how to develop intuition and clairvoyance~
the faculty of perceiving things or events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.

I have to look at myself honestly and clearly to see if I possess the hindrances  Hazrat Khan speaks of here. This is why we have Masters to guide us; it is very difficult to find reflective mirrors that bare our images transparency. Our vision also needs a lot of focus as we often see ourselves in a blurred image. A Master can hold a non smudged mirror up to us so we can see ourselves clearly.

 on: Jun 16, 2019 08:28 am 
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I have been more aware of subtle forms of stimulation that affect and motivate us. We may feel a little peace through meditation or find patterns in our life that begin to emerge that look more and more like divine order; A recognition of our purpose and plan for us in this life. It Can feel very meaningful to see as small as we seem in this universe we can find meaning in life.

 on: Jun 16, 2019 08:16 am 
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An astrological chart is a symbolic representation of the position of the planets, the sun, and the moon at the moment of a person’s birth. To create a chart, you’ll first need your birth date, time, and place. Then the easiest way to generate a chart is by using a website that takes your information and does the math for you. Once you’ve got your chart, you can read it for lots of different ideas about all aspects of your life. Keep in mind that astrology is an art, not a science. Take the parts that hit home for you, and leave the rest.

~from Wikihow


 on: Jun 16, 2019 04:57 am 
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to provide context to my previous post,
An interesting video that touches up on the latest attacks made against Alex Jones. Aside from the formal retractions and apologies there is something more being revealed in this video. Both Alex and his lawyer reveal(again) that "big tech" harvests data collected from your devices, devices that record you in your own homes and then sell that information. Whats more is that they share the information collected with the government, the lawyer mentions a secret credit union that uses ratings on people(similar to the social credit score happening in China) which make it difficult for people in the US to get approved for loans despite perfect credit ratings. The lawyer in this video also recommends a book called,
"The age of surveillance capitalism"

In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth.

Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new “behavioral futures markets,” where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new “means of behavioral modification.”

The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a “Big Other” operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff’s comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled “hive” of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit–at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future.

With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future–if we let it.

FaceBook along with other social mediums have made moves that attempt to define and regulate hate speech.
In a separate stream of news an employee from pinterest came out to say that a group was being silenced on the medium for having pro-life views. He says that big tech doesn't have any rulebook when defining and regulating hate speech- they just see what they can get away with and if it's successful there's this umbrella effect where other corporations follow suit. You may ask what does this have to do with you... Freedom of speech and the information we find on the internet is regulated and when the flow of information is controlled we may be denied access to things like alternative medicine or other avenues that foster independence and critical thinking. There's more to this than being denied information and the question is, are our 1st amendment rights being waived when using social media platforms? The attack isn't happening on "conservatives" it's happening on independent creators and those who ask uncomfortable questions.

It's a new frontier, I am hopeful however and think there will be competition that values privacy, liberty and eventually stands a fighting chance against the already established corporations like Google, FaceBook, Apple, Samsung and WarnerMedia.

 on: Jun 16, 2019 04:20 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Hey Steve,
No it was just frustrations trying to nitpick from my cellphone. Again.
I should learn not to care so much about something that matters so little.
While I'm here, you will see improvements!  Grin

Best to fill the fridge with healthy alternatives. Bored eating happens a lot. While we may not have mastery over our impulses, we can in the meantime curb the damage by stocking foods and beverages that promote wellness. If you're going to binge, at least it's spinach or blackberries instead of whatever guilty pleasure you indulge in.

I find stimulation and addiction seem to play on each other and in the process try to remember my greater goals with overall health, practice moderating the not so healthy impulses and forgiving myself when falling into any old and undesirable patterns developed over years and years. There are things we enjoy that are bad for us and where we draw the line is totally up to us... Eventually and to some degree of suffering we learn what is sustainable and what is not. I am for the middle path with the hopes of cultivating mindfulness. Ebb and flow... always hopeful and willing to fight!  Smiley

In today's world, we are overstimulated and younger generations think having a cellphone follow them into the bathroom is the norm. Scary stuff. Hope you liked the video! Saw this episode of South park after reading your thread here.  Cheesy

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