Thursday, March 28, 2013

Great Mystery Law # 36

How much do we really know?  All our scientific and economic achievements cannot equal the wisdom contained in the DNA of a single cell.  The wise ones are full of awe and appreciation for good reason.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Great Mystery card
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How much can you or anyone else know? 
What do you feel and think when facing your ignorance? 
Are you inhibited or inspired by your experiences with the Unknown? 
During the next ten days, as you explore Mystery, Great and small, you'll also be discovering more about yourself. 
This Universal Law represents everything unknowable, and the Great Unknown can fill you with fear and apprehension, or awe and enthusiasm depending on how you tolerate ambiguity. Take stock of your conditioning; the ideas, emotions and defenses you have formed, about every Unknown person, place and thing. 
And when you bring up the subject of Great Mystery with others in the coming days, note which attitudes and instincts are most common, and uncommon.   
While in our human form, much of the Universe remains unfathomable because its function is to inspire and humble us. As ‘spiritual beings having a human experience’ we should not accept an unfulfilling relationship with Great Mystery
Our participation is required in the Grand Scheme of things. We are meant to go beyond our known worlds and comfort zones to become involved with the Universe at large. The results of wur individual quests, for knowledge and wisdom, will add to the collective consciousness. In some mysterious way this helps all of us evolve in our understanding of the Divine Mind. 
The Great Mystery will remain unsolved. At best, we live with it, in a way that better prepares us to accept the amazing intricacy of Ultimate Reality. The multi-dimensional Nature of the Universe is symbolized by the Wisdom Wheel, which does not reduce the Great Mystery, but can help you orient your Self to it with Love, Balance, Awareness and Right Relationship
Here are some words of wisdom from others about this Law.

The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things.
Ben Okri

I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

The sacred itself is plainly a mystery of conscious, using the word mystery to signify not a problem that can be intellectually solved, but a process of awakening and transformation that must be acted out in order to be experienced, if one is to make it one’s own.
Francis Huxley, in The Sacred

Full understanding can come to you only through an inexpressible mystery. The approach to it is called the Gateway of the Stillness beyond all Activity. If you wish to understand, know that a sudden comprehension comes when the mind has been purged of all the clutter of conceptual and discriminatory thought-activity. Those who seek the truth by means of intellect and learning only get further and further away from it. Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.
Huang Po, 9th century Zen

Knowledge is a finite island in a sea of inexhaustible mystery… on the shoreline is where we encounter the mystery.   
Chet Raymo, from Skeptics & True Believers

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
Charles W. Chesnutt

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James A. Baldwin

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. 
Jalauddin Rumi

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
 Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Why not let people differ about their answers to the great mysteries of the Universe? Let each seek one's own way to the highest, to one's own sense of supreme loyalty in life, one's ideal of life. Let each philosophy, each world-view bring forth its truth and beauty to a larger perspective, so that people may grow in vision, stature and dedication.
Algernon Black

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between…
If a mind is just a few pounds of blood, urea, and electricity, how does it manage to contemplate itself, worry about its soul, do time-and-motion studies, admire the shy hooves of a goat, know that it will die, enjoy all the grand and lesser mayhems of the heart?
Diane Ackerman (1948- ) American writer, poet and social worker, known for stretching the limits of poetry subjects

Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
 Andre Malraux (1901-1976) French historian, novelist and statesman

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Edward Young

Time is still the great mystery to us. It is no more than a concept; we don't know if it even exists.
Clifford D. Simak

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
Thomas Moore

Ancient people followed their instinctive yearning by giving over to the mysterious energy that attracted them. They call this energy "The Great Mystery". They responded to this attraction intuitively, emotionally, mentally and physically… The Higher Consciousness, or the Great Mystery, the ultimate authority, governs our group conscience. To connect with God, we need to open our conscious and subconscious mind to a Higher Consciousness, one that is available to each of us. This, in turn, produces consensus to work hand in hand with you, as a separate spiritual entity.
Lawrence Twain
Great Mystery is the final one in the sequence of 36 Universal Laws. You can go back to the first post to see them all. Please visit our website and our Facebook pages to learn more. Email your questions to And thank you for joining us.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sacred Oneness Law # 35

It takes a lot of energy to hold ourselves aloof. It is not our real nature.  Our unity is obvious, but many fear it nonetheless. The very air we breathe has passed through 1,000 sets of lungs before it comes our way.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Sacred Oneness card
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This is my favorite Law. There are more quotations about it in my collection than any other one on the Wheel. As you spend the next ten days studying it and experiencing its wisdom, remember that Scared Oneness appears in many guises, especially in our era of globalization. 
Scared Oneness reminds us there is no separation, except in our mental and cultural conditioning. Despite all human attempts to separate ourselves physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, we are all parts of one Great Whole, on this beautiful blue and green planet within the Universe at large.  
Sacred Oneness starts with the Integrity of Self, and the acceptance of each others sacredness, according to the Law of Right Relationship. Sacred Oneness encourages our personal efforts to integrate, and make congruent our thoughts, feelings, bodies and spirits with the Law of Ultimate Reality. The additional integration work, in our communities and the world at large, is only possible with the energies of this Law.
As you bring up this Law, in conversation with friends and family members during the next ten days, find out what they believe about this ideal of Sacred Oneness. What prevents us from truly living by this Law? Why are we so distracted by our differences? How do we build common ground with each other instead of making war?
Here follow some words of wisdom others have gathered about this Law.  

I pledge allegiance to the Earth
and to the planet for which it stands
one world, under law, indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all.  
Attributed to Martin Hayes

The hero is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations…the hero as eternal man – universal man – has been reborn. 
Joseph Campbell 

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Albert Schweitzer

There is not much difference between identifying oneself with the Universe and identifying the Universe with oneself.
T.S. Eliot  British poet

I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world.  
I am part of all that I have met. 
Lord Alfred Tennyson 

Man had to free himself from earth to perceive both its diminutive place in a solar system and its inestimable value as a life -fostering planet. As earthmen, we may have taken another step into adulthood. We can see our planet earth with detachment, with tenderness, with some shame and pity, but at last also with love.
 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 'Earth Shine,' 1969

The heart in pursuit of oneness will find the most inexplicable beauty....

Human evolution – even human existence – depends upon this expanded vision of humanity as One. Just as our different organs cooperate for the good of the entire body, our world is on the cusp of a shift from competitive self-interest to open-hearted cooperation in the interest of the Whole Body of Humanity.  
From Dan Millman in his book Laws of the Spirit

To discover joy is to return to a state of oneness with the universe.
Peggy Jenkins

Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family.
Abraham Maslow

What is needed is to learn afresh, to observe, and to discover for ourselves, the meaning of wholeness.
David Bohm in his book Wholeness and the Implicate Order 

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.
 If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.
 passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman

Value life in whatever house it dwells. For when it comes time that we are all stripped to bare bones before the divine and facing eternity, we will understand that the only law we were meant to follow, was to love ourselves and each other. Nothing more...nothing less.
Carla Jo Masterson

In ten days, we'll take up the Law of Great Mystery, the final one on the Wisdom Wheel. Till then, enjoy the thoughts, feelings & dreams of Sacred Oneness.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cycles Law # 34

Not one person can make the sun rise or set any sooner. Wise ones work with natural rhythms, and that begins with a heightened Awareness of them.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Cycles card
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Like wheels within Wheels, we are embedded within countless Cycles,  simultaneously interacting every moment of our lives. Not just our personal mental, emotional, physical and spiritual Cycles but the earthly Cycles of the seasons, the tides, and the cosmic Cycles, in the Universe at large too. 
Thinking about Cycles is not the same as living through them, and feeling them working their changes, inside your body, heart and mind so as you devote the next ten days to studying this Law, pay attention to everything from your bio-rhythms to sleep Cycles, solar and lunar Cycles and share what you discover, with others, in discussions about this Law.
Where we are in our personal Cycles will affect how we experience this Law. When passing through your adolescence, for example, you saw life's challenges differently than you do in your 40’s. By the time you are in your 70’s, your appreciation of Cycles will be much deeper and wider. 
While the Earth revolves each day, we are evolving, going through the highs and lows over a life time. Everything around us rises and falls, grows, peaks and declines too. 
Make a list of all the Cycles you are aware of. Which ones are your favorites? From the Cycles of war and peace, to economic and seasonal ones, try seeing yourself as one more cog within all these meshing cyclical spheres of energy and activity and resolve to enjoy the ride. 
Here's some more wisdom about this Law from others.  

Different forms of energy vibrate at different rates like a river, energy flows from higher to lower levels, moving through repeating cycles, expanding then contracting, like our breathing.
Since everything in the universe is a form of energy, everything falls within the domain of the Law of Cycles: Sunrise and sunset, the waxing and waning moon, the ebb and flow of tides, and the seasons of the year all reflect this law. It reminds us there is a time for everything under the sun. All things rise and fall.
A thought or action initiated while this pulsing energy is rising gaining momentum travels along easily toward its success, but a thought or action initiated in a descending cycle has reduced impact. When a cycle is not favorable we wait until it is rising again…
Appreciating the energy cycles of our lives helps us apply good timing..
Each of us has our rhythms. As we find our own rhythm, we take advantage of whatever point of the cycle we find ourselves; we learn to flow in harmony and rhythm with the Law of Cycles.
Dan Millman

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear. 
Corrie ten Boom
Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble!
Indian Proverb

The cycle of violence needs extreme love to break it. 
Sarah Macdonald
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure

... Our ideas, in short, on duration and time are all derived from our sensations according to the laws of Association. Inextricably bound up with the relativity of human knowledge, they nevertheless can have no existence except in the experience of the individual ego, and perish when its evolutionary march dispels the Maya of phenomenal existence. What is Time, for instance, but the panoramic succession of our states of consciousness? 
In the words of a Master, "I feel irritated at having to use these three clumsy words -- Past, Present, and Future -- miserable concepts of the objective phases of the subjective whole, they are about as ill-adapted for the purpose as an ax for fine carving.
Our earth as a planet of this solar system has three movements -- it rotates on its own axis, completing it in 24 hours; it revolves around the sun, completing it in 365 days; it participates in the movement of the whole solar system as it goes through the sidereal cycle of a little over 25,800 years.
Madame Blavatsky

Nowadays, we tend to lose sight of this basic law of nature. In this century we have grown to rely on our national government and our technology. We have begun to believe that our standard of living, our income, our health and our well-being should always improve. And many of us are surprised and angry when the government cannot reverse economic downturns, or improve the health of the people or prevent the average person's income from falling from what it was 10 years ago. Our technology has been able to reduce or delay the effects of the law of cycles, but the law is still operating.
Michael McGinnis

The Law of Rhythm:
This Universal Law states that everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God’s universe. Masters know how to rise above negative parts of a cycle by never getting too excited or allowing negative things to penetrate their consciousness.
Drs. Milanovich and McCune in their book, The Light Shall Set You Free

I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating …and you finish off as an orgasm.
George Carlin 

The ebb and flow of the tides of the Earth, Sun, Moon and Stars are but repetitions of the Great Cycle, the very nature of the energetic workings of the Universe. Coming to understand this Cycle, and learning to harness its energy by working within its parameters is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves... one of the greatest tools in our quest for inner growth and understanding. We are a part of the Universe, not apart from it, and becoming conscious of the mechanics of the Universe gives us great insight into our inner Universe as well. As above, so below. As within, so without. 
Jhenah Telyndru in her book Avalon Within: Inner Sovereignty and Personal Transformation Through the Avalonian Mysteries (2005) 

There is no death. How can there be death if everything is part of the Godhead? The soul never dies and the body is never really alive.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Laureate

He saw all these forms and faces in a thousand relationships… become newly born. Each one was mortal, a passionate, painful example of all that is transitory. Yet none of them died, they only changed, were always reborn, continually had a new face: only time stood between one face and another.
Herman Hesse, Nobel Laureate

As we live through thousands of dreams in out present life, so is our present life only one of many thousands of such lives which we enter from the other more real life… and then return after death. Our life is but one of the dreams of that more real life, and so it is endlessly, until the very last one, the very real life of God.
Count Leo Tolstoy 
In ten days, we'll take up the Law of Sacred Oneness, until then, enjoy your Cycles.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Compassion Law # 33

Compassion is active, not passive.  It flows most easily from those who are deeply grateful…  We must know what it is to love and be loved.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Compassion card
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How much do we know about Compassion
Is there more than one kind
Do you believe the world has too much or too little of it? 
Who practices Compassion, and demonstrates how best to do it?  
Can we rate how compassionate a person is? By what method?

One expert on this Law is the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dali Lama, "My message is the practice of compassion, love and kindness...These practices are very important... The first step in cultivating compassion is to develop empathy for your fellow human beings."  Read some of his writings on the topic. 
As you explore empathy and Compassion over the next ten days, bring up this subject in your conversations and mention its measurable physical benefits; scientific studies suggest that compassionate people produce 100 percent more DHEA, the hormone which counteracts the aging process, and 23 percent less cortisol, the “stress hormone.” Skeptics may be surprised to find out who stands to benefit the most from compassionate activities.  
In 2008, Karen Armstrong, a former British nun, and author of several bestselling books on religious topics, joined with others to create the Charter for Compassion where you can find more information, from people of all backgrounds, who have vowed to be more compassionate. 
Being on both the giving and the receiving ends of Compassion seems to deepen our understanding of this Law. When Compassion remains just an idea, in our minds, nothing changes in the world around us. When we genuinely feel empathy, rather than pity or sympathy, then our hearts open and our hands move, more skillfully. Hardening ourselves against suffering in others, and ourselves, is not the ideal way to respond. 
Here are some additional words of advice from those who understand this Law.

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.
Arthur Jersild

Failure to show compassion is a violation of the universal law of Love, and sets into motion the universal law of Karma. One has to feel compassion before one can feel the energy of love. Judgment, which excludes compassion, is without merit.
Margo Kirtikar, PhD. in her book Cosmic and Universal Laws

In the western mind, there are two notions of Compassion. One is, I'm going to be a good Samaritan and help this guy. But that is the Compassion of the weak. The Compassion of the strong is in waking people up to their blindness. For that, you need to be a Warrior.
Fernando Flores, Chilean

To show compassion for an individual, without showing concern for the structures of society that make him (or her) an object of compassion, is to be sentimental rather than loving.
William Sloane Coffin Jr. (1924 - 2006), American clergyman, one time CIA agent, long-time civil rights leader and peace activist, books include Credo

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
Pema Chodron

Having compassion does not mean feeling pity for someone. It is rather feeling someone’s pain and suffering as if it was our own. It is empathy rather than sympathy.  Compassion is the wish for another being to be free of suffering, just as love is wanting them to have happiness. It is a genuine wish for the wellbeing of others and is the most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity.
Margo Kirtikar, PhD. in her book Cosmic and Universal Laws

Self-compassion is not about losing your inner critic; it's about transforming it from a bitter; self-destructive voice to one tempered with humor and forgiveness.
Michael Burgos

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
Simone Weil

Compassion is a spontaneous movement of wholeness. It is not a studied decision to help the poor, to be kind to the unfortunate. Compassion has a tremendous momentum that naturally, choicelessly moves us to worthy action. It cannot be cultivated. It is simply there when the wholeness of life becomes a fact that is truly lived...Compassion requires a plunge to the depths of life where oneness is a reality and division is merely an illusion.
Vilmal Thakar as seen in

Compassion is not about sentiment but is about making justice and doing works of mercy. Compassion is not a moral commandment but a flow and overflow of the fullest human and divine energies.
Matthew Fox

Compassion is often misunderstood. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend or an enemy, as long as that person wishes for peace and happiness and wishes to overcome suffering, then on that basis we develop genuine concern for his or her problem. This is genuine compassion.
14th Dalai Lama in his book, An Open Heart. The Dalai Lama is considered to be an incarnation or manifestation of Chenrezi, the divinity of Compassion, the deity or awareness-being of the heart.
Kwan Yin (also known as: Guanyin, Kannon, Kwan Um, Chenrezig, Avalokitesvara), is the bodhisattva of compassion. Kwan Yin is comforter, healer, and female exemplar.
In ten days, we'll take up the 34th Law of Cycles, until then experience your Compassion to the fullest.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Power Law # 32

Who is the most powerful…? True Power is not man-made, it comes from Spirit. Who here is filled with Spirit? Alignment with Divine Energy is what empowers us.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Power card
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How many kinds of Power are there in the world? As you discuss this Law with others for the next ten days, you are going to have some interesting conversations! Most of the Power around us everyday is generated by the Elements; solar Powerwind Power, wave Power, but people tend to think immediately of human Power when this subject is brought up. And yet, how puny our Power is, up against the Elements! 
As I write this, the human controlled Power has gone out, because of a blizzard here in New England. And yet in the absence of electricity, I am feeling strangely empowered. My (forced) cooperation with the Elements has altered all priorities. Hauling wood for the stove, heating my food and water on it, reading by candlelight - my 'world' has been completely altered, but I am able to function, to take care of my basic needs. Perhaps this is why it's so enjoyable. By hooking up the generator for a little while, I can send this post out into the world, and then return to the quiet.
If you had to live off the grid - how would you react? Are you prepared for it?   
As you contemplate the human Powers of mind, heart, body and spirit for the next ten days, ask yourself, which of those Powers is most appealing to you. Why? 
Our relationships with who and what we think wields Power (especially over us) are often so ingrained we are not be aware of how it needs to change. Powerlessness is difficult to deal with but so is the 'drug' of Power that comes with money, position or privilege. 
Pure Potential was the last Law we looked at, and once you've realized what your Higher Purpose and Pure Potential are, the logical next step is to take Right Action. Power is about the embodiment of Pure Potential
Ultimately, if we learn to use Power wisely, what will actual happen is that spiritual Power will able to work through us. 
Here are some more lessons learned about Power from those who've accepted it.

Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th American President

 The headlong plunge into the mental and intellectual – into technology and heartless problem-solving…The power of the mind becomes authoritarian and punishing when we lose the Balance with the female side, of Nature…  The ego-driven, vertical power structure has brought us to the brink of extinction. But real power isn’t vertical, it’s horizontal…unless you’ve forgotten the power within… We have to reestablish our connection to the original JOY... We have to look in the right place. We all know this on some deeper level but don’t pay attention to it. The state we’re in now: sex is death, food is poison, the water’s no good, the air is ruined. We must all do something or continue to suffer the consequences.         
Janine Pommy Vega (1942- ) American poet, books include Tracking the Serpent

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Alice Walker American author, books include The Color Purple

To have great faith is to have great power, because your intent, your will is undivided. When your word isn't dissipated by doubt, the power of your word becomes even stronger.
Don Miguel Ruiz

As a person’s real power grows and knowledge widens, ever the way s/he can follow grows narrower, until at last s/he choose nothing, but does only and wholly what s/he must do.
Ursula LeGuin American author in her book Earthsea Quartet

You cannot know the meaning of your life until you feel connected to the power that created you. You must feel the existence of the spirit. Freedom is when you really get your own powers. They are within you, in your central nervous system and in your conscious mind.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923 - ) Indian founder of, raised in ashram of Mahatma Gandhi, books include Meta Modern Era

I cured with the power that came through me. Of course, it was not I who cured, it was the power from the Outer World, the visions and the ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come to the two leggeds. If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through. Then everything I could do would be foolish.
Black Elk, Frank Fools Crow’s uncle, describing to him how spiritual power works

Power is the ability to transform any energy. When we are whole, and in our power, our possibilities are endless. Power is the effective use of energy. We work with the energy of the universe… We never use the energy we were born with.
Holger Kalweit, Shamans, Healers & Medicine Men

You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God, you shall not have both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American author and philosopher, from a 1842 Journal entry

Without the addition of spiritual power, man tends to use his natural power for himself. And while he accomplishes outstanding things on the earthly plane, this tendency causes him to subordinate and misuse the rest of creation, until he sees he has created a monster that will devour him. The Higher Powers teach the person with appended spiritual power not to do this. If they abuse it, the Higher Powers refuse to work through them.
Frank Fools Crow (1890-1989), Native American Lakota Sioux spiritual leader, holy man and Sun Dance Chief, see Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power by Thomas E. Mails

Power arises from meaning. It has to do with motive and principle. Power is always associated with that which supports the significance of life itself. It appeals to that part of human nature we call noble – in contrast to force, which appeals to the part we call crass. Power appeals to what uplifts, dignifies and ennobles. Force must always be justified, but power needs no justification. Force is associated with the partial, power with the whole….Power is total and complete…it is still, it makes no demands, it has no needs…it energizes, gives forth, supplies and supports, whereas force always moves against something… has an insatiable appetite and is constantly consuming.
David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD from his book Power vs. Force 
In ten days we will take up the Law of Compassion. Until then enjoy playing with Power.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pure Potential Law # 31

Chaos is… all possibilities existing simultaneously. Are you ready to let go, and descend into chaos, and ’not knowing’ long enough for new possibilities to emerge?
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Ultimate Reality card
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After the reality check of the last Law of Ultimate Realityyou can see where this is going. Pure Potential has everything to do with how much of that Reality you are living in. What prevents us from reaching our Pure Potential? The same things which hinder our access to Ultimate Reality: perception limitations, personality flaws, ego, fears, all those aspects of spirits being in human form.  
As most of us realize, our senses are constantly distracting us, and we are barely using 10% of our brainpower, but our spiritual natures transcend all that. Pure Potential is pure spirit. No agendas, no ethnicity, no defensiveness, no attachments... Imagine living in that state! As Jacquelyn Small says, ‘We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human.'
For the next ten days, instead of asking your mind for decisions, or even your emotional heart center, ask what does spirit want. See what kind of responses come. When we are spirit led, rather than self propelled, no mission is impossible. But then, the missions also become completely different. They aren't about competition, domination, winning or taking someone else out. They're about gestures, goals and Choices that are often at odds with ego and society's expectations. 
When you bring this concept up in conversation this week, notice who shakes their heads as if you're losing touch with reality, and who 'gets it'. Pure is the operative word. Potential becomes possible when the intentions are purified.
Self interest, personal gain, manipulation - all that must fall away - for Pure Potential to reveal itself. It's more like asking to be used, by the Universe, than trying to use it.
If this still isn't making sense to you, here's some more wisdom about it from others. 

This law is based on the fact that we are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence. Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy. Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility, simplicity, and bliss…Our essential nature is pure potentiality.
Deepak Chopra

In this infinite sea of potentials that exist around us, how come we keep creating the same realities? 
Dr. Joseph Dispenza
All we are given is possibilities -- to make ourselves one thing or another.
Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher

What is the greatest potential wanting to unfold? How do you go beyond your personal wants and desires to tap into a bigger picture-a picture of 'what wants to happen,' a picture of your greatest potential and the greatest potential of a moment, situation, project, or vision?
Alan Seale in The Manifestation Wheel

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.
Sidney Madwed

 I don’t think any of our dreams begin to come close to the dreams Spirit has waiting with our names on them.  I also believe we will only find out once we start investing our emotions in authentic expression and not in specific outcomes.
Sarah B. Breathnach, Simple Abundance

When we feel passion for something, it is because we are remembering what it was that we came here to do. The more passion we feel, the more in alignment with Source we are, allowing this energy to pour through us with no hesitation. This is the way it was meant to be.
Karen Bishop

We are light going through a prism. The light is always there, but only we can act as its’ prism, concentrating and filtering it. We make of the light of the cosmos, a rainbow, with a mouth and arms.
Jarrett Smith

Idle hours are those in which we are most pregnant with our own potential…  True North…the soulcraft of devoutly caring for our authentic selves…

Be bold in your decisions and creative and imaginative in your thoughts. Think and live with the soul of a mystic, seeing the world as a field of grace in which you walk as a channel of light. Live these truths. Become these truths. This is your true highest potential.
Caroline Myss

As old as humanity itself is the divine gift of human potential: to connect, tap into and realize the perfect harmony within mind, body and spirit. This holistic philosophy is “the space between the notes,” that bridges the gaps between tangible facts, ethical analysis, and intuitive wisdom of the laws of life. It also forms a continuum between here and now and the hereafter.
From the American Institute of Holistic Theology,

In ten days we'll take up the Law of Power, until then, enjoy being under the spell of Pure Potential.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ultimate Reality Law # 30

We are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience. If we concede to human nature, we resign ourselves to being less than we really are.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Ultimate Reality card
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So, how about doing a big reality check with me over the next ten days? Your reality, my reality, our reality, the Big Picture, the macro and the micro, how much reality are we dealing with? If you want your reality to improve, you need to change your perception of it and your relationship with it.
Ultimate Reality includes everything, what some call the All That Is, Absolute or Infinite Reality. I like to imagine it as a vast playing field, far grander than our physical senses can appreciate. By realizing we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we can free ourselves from the ego tyranny of merely ‘human nature’ and enter that playing field
Ultimate Reality is not limited by time or space. It is spiritual and energetic. It is the souls realm, where we can comprehend the Sacred Oneness it All. 
There are so many levels of human and universal consciousness to explore within Ultimate Reality. To do this we have to expand and evolve; mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 
Together, with all our combined thoughts, feelings and intentions, we are constantly reshaping and recreating this Ultimate Reality. Fear is counterproductive and contracting when facing such vast wholeness, but responsibility and Compassion are welcome. 
What is your part to play during this lifetime? 
Where is your place in all of this? 
Bring up the subject of Ultimate Reality with friends and family this week, and talk about what happens when people refuse to face reality. Why is denial so popular? 
Whether it's conspiracy theories, propaganda, the lack of facts, education or the easily swayed emotions that get in the way, why don't you volunteer to speak up on behalf of Ultimate Reality for the next ten days at least?
From the swirl of stars and planets, in faraway galaxies, to the whorls at the end of our fingertips, the Circle repeats itself, endlessly right down to the atomic and genetic levels. These wheels within Wheels, these concentric, interlocking spirals of energy hint at the style and substance of Ultimate RealityHere's some wisdom to get your conversations started with others.

Australian aborigines describe Ultimate Reality as the Dream Time. This is where the Laws that govern their lives come from, a Time beyond any individual lifetime. The Rainbow Serpent guards the Dream Time. 
KUN-MAN-GUR THE RAINBOW SERPENT : An Aboriginal Myth. Rainbow Serpent by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal

To a large degree ‘reality’ is whatever the people who are around at the time agree to. 
Milton Miller

To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality;
to assert the emptiness of things is to miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth.
Stop talking and thinking and there is nothing you will not be able to know.
Hsin Hsin Ming

The emotional virus lives and thrives in the gap between expectations and perceived reality.
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence

One can never really give a proof of the reality of anything; reality is not something open to proof, it is something established. It is established just because proof is not enough. It is this characteristic of language, at once indispensable and inadequate, which shows the reality of the external world. Most people hardly ever realize this, because it is rare that the very same man thinks and puts his thought into action...
Simone Weil , LP, p. 72-3

Art is our opportunity to get things right. To tell the truth. To find the ultimate reality
Jeanette Winterson

Man keeps searching for a truth that fits his reality. Given our reality, the Truth doesn't fit.
Werner Erhard

The supreme experience is staggering, enrapturing, blissful, and inspiring, but at the same time inexplicable and ungraspable by the intellect. The experience is supremely illuminating because it reveals the grandeur, sublimity and the eternal nature of the soul, but beyond that -- what? All that is beyond lies out of the reach of the intellect, and hence cannot be translated into any language devised by the mind.
Gopi Krishna

To surrender to God’s will is to surrender to the truth that nothing other than the Ultimate Reality is permanent… The pathway to Enlightenment via radical truth is demanding and requires the surrendering of all belief systems. Only then does the Ultimate Reality reveal itself as the sought-after “I” of the Supreme
 Dr. David Hawkins, American psychiatrist, physician, researcher, mystic and pioneer in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality

When light is visible and organized into concrete objects, reality is material.
When light contains feeling, thought and intelligence, reality is quantum.
When light is completely unmanifest, with no qualities anyone can measure, reality is virtual.
Deepak Chopra in his book How To Know God

Each religion has its own method of realization whereby the ultimate reality, the final self, the integrating principle is reached.
D. T. Suzuki in his book What Is Shin Buddhism?

In ten days we'll take up the Law of Pure Potential, until then, enjoy your glimpses into Ultimate Reality.