I know most of my holistic peers don’t agree with me on this. That’s fine. This isn’t a consensus reality.
You know the saying, “You are what you eat”? I disagree…so much. You are what you think and what you feel. Wayne Dyer, “The more you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.”
I love it when Abraham-Hicks gets a new person up to ask a question and she asks them, “Do they tell you what to eat?” I think it goes over the head of the person in the audience asking a question but I find it hilarious.
From my 15 years in clinical practice and from reading the science backing up the reason for why the body is the way it is, I believe that hardly anyone understands why the body is the way it is…really.
You are what you feel and what you think and then your mind manifests it.
Your vibration has been proven to be absorbed by all of your cells and literally changes them. What is your vibration? Your vibration is the dominant feelings you run and your habitual thoughts, beliefs, and ideas all day. It’s also what you absorb from other people because you don’t have the boundaries up around your body. It’s also what you decide to watch and take INTO your mind all day instead of being focused on your own body, your own thoughts, your own breath, and feelings. The latter is what you’re shooting for being centered and grounded. Then you can hang around in public and not habitually suck the public energy into your space.
Yes, food has vibration, by itself, without anyone in the room. All the plants and animals we eat used to be alive and have their own vibrant qi. Then we killed them. So we all eat dead food unless we just picked it or just killed it. But THERE IS NO WAY that any food sitting there on the counter has a stronger vibration on its own, affecting your cells than your feelings and thoughts right at this moment about the food.
The fact is, your thoughts and feelings are what affect the food, not the other way around. The food does not have power over you, you are the one that has the power over it. Your attitude toward the food you eat, your feelings about the food you eat is what makes the foods vibration. That fact is the origin of blessing food before eating it is aligning our minds and blessing ourselves no matter what we eat so that we are in a loving frame of mind.
So, eat whatever you want, dream up your life, meditate and feel your cells vibrating and lose the guilt! Be happy while you’re eating and that alone changes your metabolism. Other things do too, but ignore the toxic emotions projected on to food or anything for that matter, by other human beings and the media.
Salad looks really good to me, but so does the Laffy Taffy sometimes. If I get happy thinking about it, it raises my vibration and eating it cannot bring my vibration down unless I change my thoughts and feelings about it. Because they both make me happy, they are both healthy and they both taste good. But if you really believe it’s bad, don’t eat it because then you are eating the bad vibes you just projected onto it! It’s all about what you believe, not the thing itself.
Let’s see how long this takes to catch on in our compulsive, materialistic culture where everyone gives away their thoughts and feelings to everything they see outside of themselves to avoid dealing with or knowing their own thoughts and feelings, thus their own power.
(The Lost Symbol came out in 2009, but I found some issues to be pertinent today in this book review I wrote that year)
The previous 2 books that I’ve read by Dan Brown; “Angels & Demons” and “Da Vinci Code” were quite riveting and fast reads, but “The Lost Symbol” rivaled them. In addition, Brown chose to write chapter after chapter as a type of sound-bite; a quickly changing scene to keep the attention of the reader. That was very clever and it worked! The trade-off was character and scene development. Even though we all know Langdon from the other books, people do grow and evolve.
Yet he portrayed Langdon very 2 dimensional and much the same. I got the sense he was really tired of this character and it showed in the writing. This was by no means a visionary work, but it was revealing and fun to read. Inquiring minds want to know! When you open the book, read the fiction disclaimer and then read the FACT page.
There was an advantage of the setting being on home turf; Washington D.C. As Americans, the revelation of the inner workings of our government is personal. Indeed, many of our family members are Masons. Many of our towns have “Masonic meeting halls”. In my hometown, there was a “Masonic Temple”. As a child I was taken by my Mother and Grandmother to many a community concert. But chapter 82, page 304 was especially personal for me.
At the opening of the chapter was the 10,647 rank organ that my cousin, Wayne Dirksen played and built as Music Director for The Washington National Cathedral in real life. His father founded the Freeport Organ Co. and taught him. Wayne was the music presenter for the Cathedral. Then as the characters proceeded into the Cathedral kitchen to reveal a very telling clue about “the pyramid”, I thought, “I wonder how many church suppers my relatives had in this hall and never imagined it would be the setting for revealing part of the secret about The Masons in a best-selling book?” When you read the section, you may hear the church women forever making jokes about cooking something in the big pots that might rival a secret Masonic Pyramid-hold the carrot! I don’t want to be a spoiler, so you’ll have to read the book to see what I’m talking about. The point is, the Washington National Cathedral is a Masonic stronghold-including the altar of the church, and my family has roots there.
What strikes me after having read these three books is in “Angels and Demons”, Brown deals with the secrets of The Illuminati and the Catholic Church. In “DaVinci Code” the antagonist power structure is The Catholic Church and finally, in “The Lost Symbol”-he deals with the secrets of The Masons, but they are protagonists and Protestant. What do all of these institutions have in common? They are male dominated with exclusive male membership. Albeit, DaVinci Code “suggested” the existence of the sacred feminine, but what conclusive power did she have? There was no real proof of her role.
For all the puzzle jumbling, blood, violence, and torture, there has never been a bigger scandal since the time of Christ than the absolute power vacuum of women in institutions of spiritual power. There has never been such an insulting, blatant, patronizing lack of comment on the real mystery behind the reason for male dominance in these institutions. In fact, the reason Dan Brown even HAS a story to write about, even HAS all these mounds of puzzles and symbols to decipher and secrets to root out is because the female has not been portrayed in the real light she holds in the evolution of spiritual power on this planet!
These books lean heavily on the “sacrifice model” to tell the story. That is because they leave the female out. The Bible completely leaves the female out as an equal to the male. And the Apostle Paul and Thomas Aquinas have a heyday denigrating her. That being said, the reason the Catholics can continue to hold power in the world is because their focus remains on the person of Christ and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, as well as revering Mary. Yet they are the holdout for ordaining women.
For all the Universal ecumenism propounded by the Masons and some Protestants, what do they have to say about Christ? Do they think that he was “just another Master” walking the planet or do they really believe, as suggested in the book, that we could each be like him with that level of healing power and love in our hearts? Not if they keep playing their sacrifice rituals over and over as shown in the book!
Love is yielding, not sacrifice. It is the love that causes one to yield in order to teach a lesson, to further the cause, rather than resist; not sacrifice. The concept of sacrifice is violent and male. His death was not a sacrifice. The sacrificial focus of all the Pagan religions is over. Give Jesus some credit. Most of the time, he did not yield. Take one look at scripture and you’ll see how he laid into the Pharisees and Sadducees when they were wrong; but not at the end. He yielded and it was heinous. It was the most scandalous torture of an innocent man, not just on this planet, but in the Universe. Will this planet ever live it down?
Maybe that’s why so many humans like to believe the cross is so beautiful and venerate it. It’s a type of denial to try to cleanse it of what it REALLY was; abysmal. It seems to me that by venerating it you also approve of the enacting of sacrifice.
Am I questioning Jesus decision to yield; no-of course not. I do question the efficacy and intent of Christ to interpret it as a sacrifice. He went knowingly and on purpose. If it was a sacrifice, he was a martyr. If he yielded, he was a Rabbi and a lover of humans, come to regain power over our planet and vanquish Lucifer. He did accomplish that no matter how much Christians want to keep talking about him. It’s finished!
I am grateful for every single speck of who he was, what he did, and what he said. But I feel, as a follower, that his teaching should no longer be denigrated by organized religion with its pagan symbols and interpretations, much less sensationalized in books such as Dan Brown’s. Power goes to the one who yields in love. That is what Christ did. Neither the Catholics, nor the Masons, nor the Protestants get it. The hubris of the Masonic thinking has indeed crept into the Protestant church. There is a huge misunderstanding here about what Christ actually taught. And to boot, it’s not being taught by the Catholic or Protestant Church either.
Michelangelo portrays the mystery of this yielding in the astounding “Pieta”. I’ve stared at that statue quite awhile to receive its deeper meaning. I’ve thought about all I’ve read in Dan Brown’s books about religion, symbolism, the sacred feminine, antagonist/protagonist, and the real meaning of Christ’s death.
The message I received was the need for “balance”. There needed to be balance brought to this planet between the male and the female. As Christ’s body lay dead in the lap of Mary in the Michelangelos Sculpture, “Pieta”, I see him yielding to the sacred feminine, to Mother Spirit, to his Mother Mary in the hopes that with the release of his soul, she would come forth and help him bring balance to this troubled sphere. Was that his core message? So once again, the two shall become one. He yielded his body to her, knowing that SHE was the author of his life, from which all life comes, in conjunction with The Father. It is the great mystery yet to be unraveled, the great secret yet to be told on Planet Earth, the story that Dan Brown hasn’t told that underpins all spiritual institutions, all symbols, and all religions. Maybe I’ll have to write a book then.
This is a truly beautiful song by Michael McDonald. There is peace to be found from addiction and suffering in the Christ energy.
Have a peaceful and healing Sunday!
You know the saying,
“It’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.”-Alfred Lord Tennyson
I have a new sense about it. If I love, anyone, for any length of time for any reason, my heart may break open but that is never a loss. I don’t feel that I’ve lost anything by loving but have gained. My soul is awakened by connection, care, and bonding.
What I lose is what I did not need; belief that I control that which I cannot; others and their feelings in addition to my feelings. I lose the belief that I can control their movement, coming and going. I lose ego, loneliness, radical independence, no connection, cynicism, even resentment for humans just because we can be weak!
All there is in the end is love. People say that all the time but I really feel I come from love and will eventually return to love. And love is what binds me together with all life forms.
So maybe my perception is that I’ve lost a lot in my life. That has indeed been my perception. But if I’ve loved and learned in the midst of that I haven’t lost anything at all; I’ve gained the gift of my soul being broken open.
As a writer and an artist, that’s all I’ve ever wanted. Now I have the rest of my life to tell stories and express how tragically beautiful that brokeness can be and how it’s the only path to wholeness.
No one gets to skate past being broken. It’s pretty much what happens to everyone on this planet. We’re equal in that.
Susan Bauser, Artist
I might be digging into the oracles foundation for 10,000 years.
No wait, 20,000 years…or
How old is the human species?
6 million years, our ancestors-approximate. 200,000 years, modern humans
Well, the earth is…4.5 billion years old and we have the DNA from every living thing in our cells that ALLOWED itself to evolve on the Earth before we did.
Every living thing, every plant, worm, insect, animal and cell that came before us flowed with the soil, the water, the mud, the detritus, the sludge, the fire and ice…it just….was.
and it allowed itself to be on the earth, working synergistically together, no wrangling or fists, it allowed itself to be what it was because it didn’t have a mirror…to EXAMINE….and think…”What…do….I….think?”
We are a moaning, creeking tower of human thinking. Towering human intellects decide that resistance is the most contructive course and I’m on the wrong side of the pond or the field if I see it differently.
Maybe human thinking is overrated if it cannot LET the living thing NEXT TO IT JUST BE WHAT IT IS. These Red people are just confused. They don’t understand. Wow, how unacceptable and new for a human being to not understand. They are evil because they are scared and don’t understand? You’ve never been scared and not understood something? You’re a THINKER and you always understand everything!
Not everybody thinks all the time. Some people feel, sense, and intuit all the time. People do different things.
Can I please, just be a blade of grass, or a quiescent pool diving deep because I now have gills?
I’ve decided it makes more sense to devolve so I can stop thinking.
When I think, then I decide to resist…breathing, seeing, feeling, intuiting, knowing-everything that ALLOWED NATURE and it’s cooperation to harmonize before I existed, my thinking is just better. Not.
Because human beings think so much they’ve stopped feeling so much and knowing so much so that now they are this thing call civilized and think they’ll do civil disobedience to procrastinate jumping into the crystal water and having fun, knowing what they want…
they want their gills back.
My oracle said, “Human resistance works! Look at this example” And when I go back millions of years to the beginning of evolution, I was able to take a nap in peace next to a frog.
(The frog is an ancient species, far older than humans, as are many animals and plants.)
I just saw a post that quoted Gandhi as saying that Christ was the greatest resistor of all time.
No, it was the opposite. The man didn’t resist anyone or anything, ever. He was just being himself which was different than everyone else! He was just flowing with his Christ being, descended from God. We can flow with that in us too. He was the great allower because he was the greatest lover of humans and all life on earth, ever, because he was our Creator. He lived a completely relaxed, calm, and good life.
Do not mistake someone who is very different, who is being themselves, who does not bend to human control, who isn’t concerned as much about following the crowd as God in him/her, who has a focused mission, as being a resistor. He allowed everyone and everything to flow around him. No one had to agree with him for him to love them. He allowed so much, that at the end, knowing exactly what was going to be done to him and by whom, he yielded to the whole sordid affair to teach the lesson of the resurrection; eternal life. Life doesn’t end with the death of the body. That’s spirituality 101 among many traditions. He had to prove that by dying and then appearing to over 200 people in his spirit body. That was his reason for yielding.
He could have easily avoided it and was taunted to avoid it as he was dying! He didn’t have to do what he did. He had a choice! But he ALLOWED it. He YIELDED to it.
He was not a blood sacrifice, he was not a martyr, he was not a fighter, he was not a resistor. He was a lover no matter what. On this planet, loving makes you a rebel. On this planet, if you want to love, forgive, heal, be peaceful and happy, that does not mean you’re resisting the flow, it means you’re allowing the flow of Universal Love, of God’s Love. I keep working on flowing with that myself.
Politically, the Jews needed and wanted him to free them from the political and social oppression of the Romans. They were not succeeding trying on their own and they needed help. If the leaders, and not just the people had listened to his teaching, they could have helped themselves. There’s a reason he was called “Rabbi”. He was teaching them and they could have been good students. That’s how that works.
They wanted him to be their Messiah and save them, and not do the work on self. Now, if Jesus had been a good Democrat, he would have done just that. He would have saved them. Oh, he’s a savior in his example and in his teaching! But then you have to do it.
I’m being facetcious, but he refused to get distracted and react to the politics of worldly power and get pulled into being what humans wanted him to be according to what they thought they needed. He came to fulfill a mission for an entire universe, not just to be a messiah for the Jewish people. And boy did he disappoint the Jews.
He lived with his own flow inside of himself. That appears to be rebellious to people who refuse to follow his example and that makes them resistors, not him. He didn’t resist anyone. He disagreed with the Pharisees and Sadducees publicly because their laws and required blood sacrifices were an oppression to the Jewish people. That mattered to him because he was Jewish, was raised Jewish, his disciples were Jewish and his whole family was Jewish. So, yes, he had a personal opinion about those leaders.
He never fought against anything and I hardly believe that Gandhi said that. I doubt he said that. Good ole’ FB.