Posts Tagged ‘illusion’

Living the Dream

June 3, 2012

In church today, the minister used an entertaining analogy to make an intriguing point. He recalled that during a cross-country plane ride years ago, he was trying to concentrate on a talk he was preparing but that his eyes kept being drawn to the movie that was being shown, even though he wasn’t wearing any headphones and couldn’t hear a word that was being said.

That was one way to experience a movie, he pointed out. A second way to experience a movie is to watch it and listen to it in a theater. In that environment, it’s easy to be drawn into the movie to the point where your consciousness is so absorbed in it that your own problems and concerns disappear for a while.

Then he said, “But there’s a third way to experience a movie, and that’s what everyone here is doing right now.” After the congregation’s laughter subsided, he went on to explain that even though the (more…)

The World is Meant to Be Worn Lightly

March 30, 2012

If you accepted the truth of the following statements by Dr. David R. Hawkins, how would your life change? What would be different about the way you looked at the world, at other people, and at yourself?

The world is actually entertainment. Like amusement, it is meant to be worn lightly. Heaven is (more…)

Enemies on the Other Side of the Wall

July 9, 2010

By definition, the craving for external security leads to a life lived in fear. After all, if you desperately want something, you will desperately fear losing it once you have it.

There is fear as long as you want to be secure—secure in your marriage, secure in your job, in your position, in your responsibility, secure in your ideas, your beliefs, secure in your relationship to the world or in your relationship to God. The moment the mind seeks security or gratification in any form, at any level, there is bound to be fear.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Obsessed with holding on to what you have, you may not only fail to recognize life-enriching opportunities, you may view them as threats to what you are so fiercely protecting.

The walls that we build around ourselves both mentally and physically give us the dangerous false illusion that we are safe, but there’s no such thing as a (more…)

The Soul of the Whole

March 27, 2010

While the source behind everything in the material world is changeless and eternal, the material world itself is ultimately ephemeral.

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it.

Great masters throughout the ages have taught, That (more…)

Is Our Reality God’s Picture Show?

December 14, 2009

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In Vibrational Medicine, Dr. Richard Gerber describes all matter as “frozen light,” light which has been slowed down and become solid. This light, the light of divine consciousness, can be compared to the light emanating from a movie projector.

As moving pictures are sustained 
by a beam of light coming from the projection booth of a movie house, 
so are all of us sustained by the Cosmic
 Beam, the Divine Light pouring from 
the projection booth of Eternity.
Paramahansa Yogananda

The forms projected on the screen appear separate from one another; but try to grab an object from the screen and you discover that, just as all of creation is but a single divine thought, the lifelike reality on the screen is produced by a single beam of light.

The external world of physics has thus become a world of shadows. In removing our illusions we remove the substance, for indeed we have seen that substance is (more…)

Drew Thomas—It’s Magic Time!

July 2, 2009

I’ve always loved magic and, in fact, wanted to be a magician when I grew up. Fortunately, I suffered no illusions about my talent for the stage. But I still enjoy watching head-scratching, how-do-they-do-that illusions. And this one, from the June 24, 2009 edition of America’s Got Talent,  is a dandy! That’s why I like shows like this—it’s a (more…)