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Your body loves gratitude! Not a superficial "oh gee, thanks" but a deep, heart-connected appreciation that carries love and acceptance from a place of higher consciousness and well-being.
Your body loves it because it washes away the biochemistry of stress and insufficiency and replaces it with the alchemy of flow and emotional warmth. The resonance from gratefulness warms both the giver and receiver; it generates a field of appreciation sometimes referred to as limbic resonance. In the field of appreciation, we create a healing and reviving antidote to psycho-toxins such as "I don't have time," "I don't have enough," or "I am drained."
Each trickle of gratitude blesses us with its affirmation that we have all we need in consciousness itself to gather our strength and honor life. Each stream of gratitude clears out the corrosive toxins of stress and anxiety in your body and becomes a gift to yourself and to others.
We can be grateful that we are here in this time of earth challenges with an unquenchable sense of hope and with a steadfast belief in our human capacity to heal, to renew and even to go beyond what seemed our most persistent limitations.
So I say let the gratitude flow. We are ready for the challenges that exist now and that lie ahead. Let these great rivers of our deepest intention flow towards a polarized and distracted world and cleanse it with the power of love. We come from all races, all creeds, all socio-political backgrounds with one unifying feeling of gratitude for life, for consciousness, and for a new evolutionary path forward. We come with gratitude for every being that came before us. We have been given an epic moment in the journey of life on earth to bring our greatest scientific knowledge together with our deepest spiritual insight to change the course of history. If you ever thought you were insignificant, consider how you are now needed in this great shift. And be grateful that you were given such a role and such a time to live in.
Thank you, thank you for what each one of you does to step up and to raise the consciousness of the citizens of this world. Thank you for feeding these great rivers. Thank you for being you.
James O'Dea, 2007
"As a matter of observation, how people treat their fellow human beings, and indeed the world around them, largely depends on how they conceive of themselves. We all have many different ways of seeing "who we are," and these different views influence our behavior. For instance, we may consider ourselves in terms of gender as men or women, or as followers of this or that religion, or as members of this or that race or nationality. We may think or ourselves in terms of family--as a father or a mother, for instance. We may also identify with our occupation, our level of education, or our achievements. Depending on which perspective we take, we raise different expectations of ourselves. And this in turn affects our behavior, including our treatment of other people.
Everyone has his or her own separate identity. Because of this, it is of primary importance, in any attempt to develop a genuinely universal approach to ethics, to have a clear understanding of what unites us all, namely our common humanity. We are all human, all seven billion of us. In this respect we are all one hundred percent the same"
-His Holiness the Dalai LamaPosted April 13th, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
Where we put our attention is important. What we put our attention on is energized and enlivened. The qualities of ourselves that we put our attention on are energized and enlivened in our world. The qualities of others that we put our attention on are energized and enlivened in the world that we share with them.
What qualities of yourself, other, and the world are you paying the most attention to? Know that where your attention goes, energy flows. Your attention is like an open circuit to a light bulb. Where your attention goes, those lights come on.
It is equally important that we don't hide things in the dark. We simply acknowledge them and turn our attention elsewhere. In some circumstances, the elsewhere that we want to turn our attention to is the solution, rather than fussing, fighting, and focusing on the problem.
Today, be mindful of where your attention goes. Seek out those things that you would like to see flourish, and put your attention there.
© 2009 L. Jewel AlexanderPosted March 30th, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
"At the same time, even from the most coldly intellectual point of view, it becomes clearer and clearer that we do not live in a divided world. The harsh divisions of spirit and nature, mind and body, subject and object, controller and controlled are seen more and more to be awkward conventions of language. These are misleading and clumsy terms for describing a world in which all events seem to be mutually interdependent--an immense complexity of subtly balanced relationships which, like an endless knot, has no loose end from which it can be untangled and put in supposed order."
"But the important point is that a world of interdependent relationships, where things are intelligible only in terms of each other, is a seamless unity. In such a world it is impossible to consider man apart from nature, as an exiled spirit which controls this world by having its roots in another. Man is himself a loop in the endless knot, and as he pulls in one direction he finds that he is pulled from another..." ~Alan WattsPosted March 27th, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
Optimism requires courage.
And optimism is rooted in action. It does not sit by and complain about what others are or are not doing, but rather takes action that makes a difference. Thus, optimism is self encouraging, as it can see the difference it makes and is compelled to continue doing so!
"Before you go to sleep, take five slow deep breaths. Allow an image of yourself to come into your awareness where you are thriving, laughing, and feeling grateful. Breathe it into every cell of your body. And remember, the person you see belongs to you." ~~Debbie FordPosted March 21st, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
So what is the CAUSE of the unbearable pain Humanity has been experiencing for so very long?
The CAUSE of ALL of the maladies existing on Earth is Humanity's distorted and fragmented consciousness based in separation and duality.
This consciousness is the antithesis of Christ Consciousness. It is the opposite of the patterns of Oneness, Divine Love, and Reverence for Life that are encoded within the patterns of perfection for the New Earth.
When every person on Earth has completed his or her Awakening into Christ Consciousness, we will all know that it is impossible to harm any part of Life without harming ourselves and every other facet of Life. With that realization, we will consciously and deliberately operate from the heart space of Oneness and Love. We will open our hearts and minds to the patterns of perfection for the New Earth, and we will find viable, win-win solutions for every situation or challenge.
--Raising Consciousness - The Shift from Separation to Oneness by Patricia Cota-RoblesPosted March 21st, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
At this weekend's "Embodied-Mind Performance" seminar in Perth, Australia, with Rodney King and James Woodfield-Jones, I talked about the fact that everything is connected to everything else.
Quantum physics confirms it. Logic proves it. Think about it:
If I'm separate from you (or from anyone or anything), that means SOMETHING IS BETWEEN US (it could be other people, concrete, metal, wood, rope, continents, oceans, air . . . space itself). It makes no difference because . . .
If something is between us, then whatever is between us must be connecting us. Right?
In other words, WHATEVER SEPARATES US, CONNECT US!
On the other hand, if NOTHING is between us, then nothing is separating us, and that means we are together. WE ARE CONNECTED.
So you see, whether something separates us or not . . .
WE ARE ALWAYS CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING.
~Christian de Quincey
Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University; Dean of Consciousness Studies at the University of Philosophical Research; adjunct faculty with Wisdom University. He is also founder of The Wisdom Academy, offering private mentorships in consciousness.Posted March 17th, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
What is oneness? It seems like there are many groups that are promoting the concept of oneness. What does it really mean and what would it mean to the future of the world if this concept were to be adopted as reality by a majority of the people in the world?
The concept of oneness has been in existence since the beginning, with the Vedic literatures of India showing how all life comes from the same source and remains eternally connected. Quantum physics has further given credibility to the concept by proving that everything is energy and that what we take to be physical bodies are not actually physical objects with finite borders, but rather simply energy that is vibrating at a lower frequency.
Using these concepts as a basis, movements such as the Oneness "Diksha" movement, Balanced View, Humanity's Team, and innumerable other groups are teaching how the concept of interconnectedness of all can be experienced in a tangible way. The results of this experience will break down all concepts of separateness and conflict. Instead it will lead to a loving acceptance of all aspects of life as being inseparable from you.
From this perspective the entire world shifts. The new paradigm will cause an end to all wars and conflicts and will lead to a glorious era of peace and prosperity that has been predicted by many traditions for millennia. We have the opportunity to actually assist in creating this new era of loving cooperation by simply living that way now and experiencing the joy it brings when loving acceptance replaces judgment and separation.
--Ted MurrayPosted March 11th, 2013 by Oneness Blogger
"The great German philosopher Schopenhauer, in a magnificent essay on 'The Foundation of Morality,' speaks of this transcendental spiritual experience. How is it, he asks, that an individual can so forget himself and his own safety that he will put himself and his life in jeopardy to save another from death or pain-as though that other's life were his own, that other's danger his own?
Such a one is then acting, Schopenhauer answers, out of an instinctive recognition of the truth that he and that other in fact are one.
He has been moved not from the lesser, secondary knowledge of himself as separate from others, but from an immediate experience of the greater, truer truth, that we are all one in the ground of our being.
Schopenhauer's name for this motivation is "compassion," and he identifies it as the one and only inspiration of inherently moral action.
It is founded, in his view, in a metaphysically valid insight. For a moment one is selfless, boundless, without ego."
Excerpt From: Joseph Campbell, "Myths to Live By." Joseph Campbell Foundation, 2011-03-11. iBooks.Posted March 6th, 2013 by Oneness Blogger