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Higher Consciousness is the Answer to Violence

“Each of us is an intellectual cosmos, linked to the world by what is lowest in us, but, by what is the highest, to the Divine Intellect: by all that is Intellective we are permanently in that higher realm, but at the fringe of the intellectual we are fettered to the lower; it is as if we gave forth from it some emanation towards that lower, or, rather some act, which leaves our diviner part not in itself diminished.” ~Plotinus

Higher and Lower

Plotinus always uses “Intellect” when “Consciousness” would be a better choice to describe what he is talking about. Within us there is a very basic level of consciousness, a level that is shared with higher animals and deals mostly with the world of matter. It is the level that is likely to be competitive, greedy, self-centered, and egotistic. It is the level that is likely to result in irrational obsessions. It is on this lowest level of consciousness that terrorists and other violent people dwell.

This past weekend, we in the United States saw a horrific example of this lowest level of consciousness at work in Orlando where fifty people were killed—many of them only in their twenties—and fifty-three other were wounded. These people were doing nothing illegal, nothing violent. They were enjoying an evening of dancing and socializing at a popular club and a crazy person, stuck at the lowest level of consciousness, destroyed it with violence. Continue reading “Higher Consciousness is the Answer to Violence”

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Random Thoughts: Communicating Minds

communicating mindsI have written on this blog about my belief that human minds communicate with each other regularly, but most of us are not aware of it because it happens on a subconscious level. This article that was recently being shared on Facebook backs up the basic idea of human minds communicating with each other in a scientific study:



In the news this week only two mass shootings. It has nothing to do with guns, we are told, because someone could just as easily drove through a city randomly killing people with rocks. Except, of course, they can’t come up with a single example of when that happened.


Like many others, I don’t agree with the decision of The Huffington Post to change the name of its gay section to “Queer Voices”. Queer has always meant weird, different, and usually not in a good way so I don’t see this as a positive thing. Queer is the bearded lady, the two-headed snake, the guy with backwards feet, not gays. Continue reading “Random Thoughts: Communicating Minds”


Valentine’s Day 2016

Some Quotes on Love

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” ~Audrey Hepburn

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” ~David Viscott

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” ~Oscar Wilde

(Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_love.html#RKLdioEX0uXhlqgu.99)

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Random Thoughts 9-20-2015

Fate hands Donald Trump a golden opportunity to prove he is presidential, and he fails. On the other hand, if he called out the lies in the statements of the Islamophobe, he would probably be deserted by half of his current following.


I’m glad they have identified the little girl known as “baby Doe” and arrested her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. I certainly hope this isn’t going to be one of those cases where either the mother killed the child in order to keep the boyfriend or the boyfriend killed the child and told the mother to keep quiet about it. Continue reading “Random Thoughts 9-20-2015”