Words To Wake Us Up #2

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

“The truth is more complex than it seems and a good heart has more impact than anyone with a thousand words or actions.”

-Robin Sacredfire

 

“Researchers have proven, scientifically, that humans are all one people. The color of our ancestors’ skin and ultimately my skin and your skin is a consequence of ultraviolet light, of latitude and climate. Despite our recent sad conflicts here in the U.S. there really is no such thing as race. We are one species – each of us much, much more alike than different. We all come from Africa. We all are of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same planet, a Pale Blue Dot in the vastness of space. We have to work together.”

-Bill Nye

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

The Sevenfold Path Of Peace

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find.”

 

The Essenes were a Jewish sect that flourished from the second century B.C. to the first century A.D. They recognized the spiritual nature of the physical universe and considered that Human life can be divided into seven departments, these being: physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, its relationship with nature and its relationship with the entire cosmos. The Sevenfold Path of Peace is based on the ancient teachings of the Essenes and explains the utilization of these powers and forces.

Here are the seven aspects of contemplation for the Sevenfold Path of Peace:

Peace with the body

We recognize the body as our sacred vehicle, created by spiritual laws of the universe and that in the body are manifested all the laws of life. The Essenes learned the healthful foods, herbs, breathing techniques, etc. that were needed to have a physical body filled with vitality. This contemplation nurtures the power of love and acceptance for our physical expression. It is through our spiritual relationship with our bodies that the ability to heal is mastered.

Peace with the Mind

This contemplation, in regards to the Sevenfold Path of Peace, is thought of as a higher force – far more powerful than either feeling or action, because it is the creator of both. It is important to understand the power of the mind as a tool of manifestation. It is what empowers us to be co-creators with Spirit. It is through the use of the mind that we direct the flow of energy through the choices we make about our thoughts.

Peace with Emotions/Family

As a reflection of our love towards one another, this contemplation governs our relationships with those who are in our close environment and our spiritual families. Through this contemplation, we realize how our families are mirrors in learning more about our feeling physical bodies and ourselves. The Essenes knew that the feeling body is a most influential instrument for the creation of physical vitality, emotional freedom and spiritual happiness.

Peace with Community

A powerful step in the sevenfold path, this contemplation refers to harmony between groups of people. The Essenes teach that each of us journeys an exceptional path in helping human evolution, and it is only when we follow our own unique gifts that joy and peace will occur on the planet.

Peace with Wisdom of the Ancients/Culture

In this contemplation, we make use of the gifts of the masters of wisdom from the past. The Essenes believed there were three pathways to discovering truth. The path of intuition followed by mystics and prophets; the path of nature – the way of the scientist; and the path of culture – exposure to the great masterpieces of literature and the arts.

This contemplation opens the door to our spiritual ancestors and their spiritual truths. Essenes considered it the responsibility of all to learn from cultural wisdom passed down through the ages and pass teachings down to the next generation as a way of contributing to the evolution of humankind.

Peace with Earth Ecology/Environment

This contemplation nurtures how we live in harmony with the Earth and the physical field of existence. It is the knowledge and understanding that our health and wealth is dependent on how we cooperate with the physical planet. As we expand a loving relationship with the Earth, the planet nurtures our own spiritual beings.

Peace with Spirit/Devine/God

It is with this step of the Sevenfold Path of Peace that we experience one power and one presence in our lives and in the Universe. A doorway opens in our consciousness that accesses powerful, loving guidance and support from spiritual energies.

 

The Sevenfold Path of Peace is a way of evaluating ourselves and the way we present ourselves in our world. with every thought, feeling and action we are creating and contributing. The question is are we contributing to greater peace? Am I building up and growing as a spiritual being having a physical reality?

The Sevenfold Path of Peace offers us an opportunity to become aware, awake and conscious. To live in peace is to actively participate in creating Heaven on Earth.

-from ‘The Living Center’

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

#3 More Teachings From the Profound Wisdom Traditions

“There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference.”

-William James

 

Wow. You probably had to go back and read that a little more slowly to get it, right? I did. That’s the way a lot of the material I’ve read over the years is. When I read such topics as Esoterica, Meta-Physics, Mysticism, and especially Quantum Physics, I really have to take my time to digest some of that knowledge, but it’s worth it, The truth is out there for those who seek it.

Most of the knowledge that M G Hawking – the adventurer, traveler, and writer – has gleaned from his stay in the Himalayas is quite profound but at the same time easy to understand. Here’s number three in my series of his writings:

“Happiness is your natural birthright. Why then are so many unhappy? Unhappiness is a disordered state of mind; happiness is an ordered state of mind; there are many more disordered states than ordered states. You dwell in a disordered state by default and conditioning; you achieve ordered states by process of mind; each condition, event, situation, form and person is brought into your life by your thoughts and the images in your minds eye, which in turn arise from your deepest beliefs. The secrets of happiness are awareness and action, the exercise of energy in a way suited to a man’s nature and circumstances.”

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

More Teachings from the Profound Wisdom Traditions #2

“Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now.”

-The Youngbloods

 

“Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.”

-Morihei Ueshiba

 

“What you are exposed to and what you are taught, from a very early age through your entire life, largely defines and determines perception, and that conditioning ordinarily excludes all but a tiny reflection of the true reality and the true nature of your inherent power. The reality of the masses is a consensual, communal reality. It is a pinhole through which they perceive only an infinitesimal portion of the real.”

-Master Amrita, an adept of the Himalayan Mystic Wisdom Tradition

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe, and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

Teachings from the Profound Wisdom Traditions.

“Keep always in mind that you are not defined by the things that come easily to you, but rather by those things that challenge you.”    -From the writings of M G Hawking

 

M G Hawking, traveler, adventurer, and writer spent many months in a secluded Himalayan village studying with Masters of the Profound Wisdom Traditions. He returned with valuable information indeed.

From his writings:

“An examination of your present experience of life will tell you much about the state of your inner mind, of your beliefs, intentions, and expectations. Your thoughts and inner images, carefully studied, will let you see where you are going. They point clearly to the nature of the physical events you will experience in what you call the future. What exists physically exists first in thoughts, images, and feelings.”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe, and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

Why our thoughts matter. Part two

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world, but leads us deeper into it.”

-Henri J M Nouwen

 

In part one of “Why our thoughts matter” I covered how our thoughts can affect our physical bodies. In this part I’ll cover the science of this subject.

If some of this information is a  bit hard to swallow, just remember that it’s all proven by science. We evolved to deal with life at the macroscopic level, not at the quantum level. As scientists delve into quantum science, they are becoming more aware of how quantum physics and spirituality go hand in hand. Consciousness is all there is. Consciousness vibrating at different frequencies cause potentialities to become thoughts, emotions, matter; everything. Matter is consciousness vibrating at such a slow rate that it becomes condensed. Dense energy = solid matter.

Max Planck, Nobel Prize winner, originator of Quantum Mechanics, and close associate of Albert Einstein explains it well:

“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of the existence of consciousness. The mind is the matrix of all matter. I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.”

Now let’s look at the science.

Double slit experiment

Without going into how the experiment is carried out, it demonstrates that light and matter display characteristics of both waves and particles, and shows the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanical phenomena. Probabilistic nature. Remember how infinite potential becomes the actualities of reality? The probability factor of the uncertainty principle, and energetic waves of potential becoming reality? This is how our thoughts become reality.  Our thoughts matter.

Morphic Fields

Now let’s look at Morphic Fields. Morphic fields bring about non-local effects in consciousness and learning. Say what?

Some of you may have heard of the Hundredth Monkey Effect, the phenomenon in which a new idea can spread unexplainably from one group to all related groups, regardless of distance, once enough of the first group picks up that idea. For example; monkeys on one island learning the use of a new tool, that then spreads to the same type of monkey on a nearby island. This is made possible by morphic fields. Rupert Sheldrake, researcher in the field of parapsychology, who proposed the concept of morphic resonance explains these fields:

“Natural systems, or morphic units, at all levels of complexity –  atoms, molecules, crystals, cell tissues, organs, organisms, and societies of organisms – are animated, organized, and coordinated by morphic fields, which contain an inherent memory. Natural systems inherit this collective memory from all previous things of their kind by a process called morphic resonance, with the result that patterns of development  and behavior become increasingly habitual through repetition. There is a continuous spectrum of morphic fields, including morphogenetic fields, behavioral fields, mental fields, and social and cultural fields.”

These morphic fields act like energy templates to establish forms. For example, When Rojer Bannister broke the four minute mile barrier, this created a new morphic field. Before this, the four + minute mile was the limit. Many runners were suddenly able to run sub four-minute mile races after the new morphic field was created.

Science is still making more surprising discoveries in quantum physics. I think we’d be blown away if we knew now what they’ll know in ten years. Remember: Thoughts matter. Be careful.

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy,

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

Why our thoughts matter. Part One

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

-Albert Einstein

 

Thoughts matter. This is why we must be very careful with them, they can create or destroy.  We can create a beautiful life with the right thought patterns, but we can create disease within the body with the wrong patterns. The health of our bodies has more to do with our thinking than with our DNA. Yes, our minds are powerful – think placebo effect, where we actually feel better after taking a placebo, basically false medicine – because we think  we should feel better.

Tibetan Buddhists practicing Tummo can cause their bodies to sweat while meditating at temperatures below freezing, this is caused by chemical reactions between neurons.

Research done by Dr. Joe Dispenza shows that every time we learn something new hundreds of thousands of our neurons change, and that affects our physical bodies. Dr. Dispenza is known for his theory of the connection between matter and mind. His research revealed how consciousness creates synaptic connections using strong concentration, so, with each emotional experience, sensation, or vision, you create a new connection between two of more than 100,000 million brain cells. If you use these sensations, visions, or emotions regularly, you reinforce and strengthen these connections. Dr. Dispenza says that the brain cannot distinguish between a physical sensation and an emotional experience, so, if we are always thinking negative thoughts, our brains can be deceived and bring dis-ease to the body.

Science has proven that positive thoughts increase energy, while negative thoughts drain energy. The mind and body are connected, research shows that 75% to 98% of physical, mental, and behavioral illness comes from our thought patterns.

In physics, there is a theory that states that all matter vibrates and also has a wave component.  If all matter vibrates, including ourselves, this shows that everything is connected. This would mean that our thoughts are connected, and that means – drum roll please – collective consciousness!

We know that matter contains a lot of energy, so it takes a lot of sustained thought to turn energy into physical form.  Think of the book “Think and Grow Rich” where you should “Keep at it” and “Keep going after your goals”. Thoughts do create reality, if we can bring enough concentration and belief or faith.

The Universe is infinite potential, but how does infinite potential become the actualities of reality, seeming to come into existence out of nothing? This is the Probability Factor of Uncertainty Principle, which we will look at more closely in part two of this blog, but basically, everything that exists is the result of energetic waves of potential becoming reality, the infinite source becoming these expressions of reality within itself, energetic expressions manifesting as different frequencies of vibration.

Huh? Pretty deep, I know. Let’s call on Albert Einstein to help out: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

This is a lot to take in. I’ll go more into the science of it all in part two of this blog. For now just remember: “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”     -J M Barrie   Peter and Wendy

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

My quest so far.

“The spiritual life  does not remove us from the world, but leads us deeper into it.”

-Henri J M Nouwen

 

“We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.”

-Lakota Seer

 

In my first blog “I start my quest”, posted on June 23rd 2019, I explained how I started my quest in search of spirituality. I reposted it yesterday so new followers can see it.

I’ve posted twenty blogs now, all having to do with spirituality in one way or another. In my blogs I like to join the spiritual with the scientific, showing that it isn’t all just new-age mumbo jumbo, but the truth based on science. I myself don’t need the science to justify what I believe in my mind to be the truth. I know, when I look into some aspect of the esoteric, if it resonates with me or not. If it makes sense  to me, I can let it stand on faith. I include the science of spirituality because I’m fascinated how, the more we learn of the universe through quantum physics, the more everything I believe in a spiritual sense is proven right.

So, my basic goal in my spiritual quest is to become a better person, to do good and do no harm. My ultimate goal is to raise my vibration so that I can become closer to God, or the Infinite, the Universal Intelligence. How do I do this? The aim of all human beings is to perfect ourselves; to become better people. Therefor we must constantly strive to awaken and express the good qualities of the soul that make us alive, that animate us. If we can do this, it will help in our own evolution, while serving humanity. We must utilize understanding, service, compassion and love. We can do this with willpower and perseverance.

The Rosicrucians have a wonderful list of things we can strive to do to contribute to the peace of the planet:

I contribute to peace when I strive to express the best of myself in my contacts with others.

I contribute to peace when I use my intelligence and my abilities to serve the good.

I contribute to peace when I feel compassion towards all those who suffer.

I contribute to peace when I rejoice over the happiness of others and pray for their wellbeing.

I contribute to peace when I listen with tolerance to opinions that differ from mine or even oppose them.

I contribute to peace when I resort to dialog rather than force to settle any conflict.

I contribute to peace when I respect nature and preserve it for generations to come.

I contribute to peace when I do not seek to impose my conception of God upon others.

I contribute to peace when I make peace the foundation of my ideals and philosophy.

I contribute to peace when I look upon all as my brothers and sisters regardless of race, culture or religion.

What a noble undertaking. I try to live by this code, but it’s tough to be perfect in all of those attributes, impossible for the average person like me. But we can all try our best, that’s as much as we can do. It seems that the more  I try to do good and stay positive, the more I find myself in negative situations, especially at work. I look at it as the universe sending me lessons and tests. Sometimes I’m not up to those challenges, but I try, and that’s how I grow.

Let’s try to do good and serve all beings on this planet. It will make you feel good, even if you can only manage to do your best. None of us are perfect, I should know. May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy,

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

Hope

“Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness.”

 

The dictionary defines hope as “A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing.” That sounds kind of neutral. Not optimistic, not pessimistic. But it’s really more than all that. Hope can be an optimistic state of mind if you base it on an expectation of positive outcomes. So, in this light Some definitions of hope could include : “To expect with confidence”, or, “To cherish a desire with anticipation.”

The flip side of this may be a kind of unsure optimism, to wish for, expect, but without certainty of having it fulfilled. You really desire something, but have no assurance of getting it.

So when we hope, It really depends on our attitude. A strong hope, when we wish for something with every fiber of our being, or a somewhat mild hope –  “I hope you have a nice day.” We can hope for the future, Or hold someone in our hopes and prayers.

H  hold

O  on

P  pain

E  ends

Hope is the little voice you hear whisper “Maybe”, when it seems the entire world is shouting “no!” Now take that “Maybe” and put in its place: Definitely, Positively, Unquestionably, Certainly, Undeniably, or, No ifs ands or buts.

Hope is remembering that there is still light even though all is darkness. Always remember, you are stronger than you think.

Sometimes we must accept disappointment , but we must never lose hope.

Hope is like the sun, it casts the shadow of our burdens behind us as we walk toward it. It’s like a star, you can’t see it when everything is bright and sunny, only in the darkness of hardship.

You can be optimistic, or pessimistic, but remember, the road that is built on hope is more pleasant than the road built on despair. But keep in mind, they both lead to the same place.

Someone said: “Have hope, be strong, laugh loud and play hard, live in the moment, smile often, dream big. Remember, you are loved, and never ever give up.”

The dove is a symbol of hope, coming from the story of Noah’s Ark, when Noah sent a dove out to see if the waters had receded. The Bible says about hope: For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

The Buddhists look at hope as the opposite of doubt. It relates to our desire to convert suffering into happiness and awakening. Hope and doubt are only views, therefore only reklative.

Social scientists define hope and optimism as the notion of dispositional optimism, meaning a relatively stable expectation that good things, not bad, will happen. They also have terms such as: The optimism of everyday life, big optimism, little optimism, private optimism, public optimism, the list goes on. In science, unlike optimism, curiously, there isn’t a widely accepted definition for hope.

I hope this blog finds you well.   May god bless and protect you. And…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

Suffering

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Suffering seems to be a part of life on this planet, we can’t get away from it. We all have to deal with suffering in different forms and levels, from mild to intolerable.. But what is suffering, and why must we?

From suffering we get experience, yeah, but who needs that kind of experience, right? So, look at it this way – suffering is a gift, if you believe we are here to learn and grow, and to gain experience. Suffering tempers the soul for when we finally leave this school and go out on our grand adventure into whatever awaits us out in the universe. Just try to remember that you’re not suffering because of what is happening to you, but because you think it’s not supposed to be happening. Ah! Let that sink in. In suicide, most don’t want to die, they just want the suffering to end, whether the pain be physical or mental.

Let’s look a little closer at suffering. Theologians believe that God allows us to suffer because of free will, or, freedom of choice. Others believe that the cause of suffering is attachment. The Bible says that during times of suffering we should look beyond the present and focus on the latent benefits we receive rom it. The Bible also refers to another aspect of suffering called Time and Chance. Basically that good and bad things happen to people regardless of whether they are good or bad . For example: The Bible tells of eighteen people who lost their lives when a tower fell on them. Jesus said about this: “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” He said that the accident at the tower was not divine punishment directed at the victims for their sins. Although poor construction may have played a part, it was strictly time and chance as far as the victims were concerned..

In Buddhism, suffering or, Dukkha is an important concept. It refers to the basic pain and unsatisfactoryness of everyday life. Dukkha is one of the four Noble Truths, and one of the three Marks of Existence. Dukkha, translated as “All is all”, is the foundation of Buddhism, and all of its teachings are based around it. The Buddha said: “I teach suffering and the end of suffering.”

The three marks of existence:

1: Dukkha – suffering

2: Anatto – no-self

3: Anicca – impermanance

 

The four noble truths:

1: Suffering and pain exist in life.

2: This suffering is caused by selfish craving and desire.

3: This selfish craving can be overcome.

4: The way to overcome this misery is through the Eightfold Path.

 

The eightfold path:

1: Right view.

2: Right intention.

3: Right speech.

4: Right action.

5: Right livelihood.

6: Right concentration.

7: Right mindfulness.

8: Right concentration.

In science, suffering is categorized as physical or mental, but I’m writing about suffering in the broad sense; any feeling, sensation, or emotion that is unpleasant, be it mild, or intolerable. The theory of Hedonism states that good and bad consist in pleasure and pain. Epicurus’s doctrine states that we should first seek to avoid suffering, and that the greatest pleasure lies in a profound state of tranquility.

In the brain there are many structures and physiological processes involved in suffering. According to studies using neuro-imaging, the Cingulate Cortex activates when the person feels suffering from physical pain as well as social distress.

So now we know what happens in the brain when we suffer, why we suffer, and why God lets us suffer. My personal belief is that we are here to learn and grow and be tempered. It’s kind of like a boot-camp, if you will, to get us ready for the universe. I endured US Marine boot-camp, and believe me, those Drill Instructors made us suffer! But we knew it was to get us ready for what may come later. I survived boot-camp and four years as a Marine Infantryman, thankfully in peacetime. Although our bodies won’t survive our incarnation here on earth, our souls will. And they will go on to soar out into the universe, to shine as a spark of God. And shine we will because of the lessons and suffering we endured on this beautiful, but tough planet. God bless and protect you all.

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

-Khalil Gibran

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis