Good Vibes

    Talking about good vibrations sound very 1960s Flower Children, nevertheless good and bad vibrations are a reality and they are important to people trying to develop their spiritual side.  Most would think that good vibrations are positive and bad vibrations are negative.  While that is certainly part of it, it is more complicated than that.  If we think of good vibrations as those that aid in spiritual development, than those are vibrations that are rhythmic and of higher frequencies.  Bad vibrations are just the opposite: low frequencies and discordant, noise.  Unfortunately, most of us live in cities and suburbs where noise cannot easily be avoided.  Even if you block your ears, the discordant vibrations are bombarding your body.  So what can you do about it?
    First, you can make an effort to avoid those places where the bad vibrations are at there worst: crowded bars and clubs, crowded sports arenas, and most other places where there are larch gatherings of people, especially if they are also broadcasting negative energy such as any anti-whatever gathering.
    Second, you can go to places where there are good vibrations.  A quite location in the country, on top of a mountain, on a quiet beach, deep in a forest, even a city park is better than nothing.  You can also expose yourself to higher, good vibrations by listening to music designed for that purpose.

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Pisces and Aquarius

    In the past few decades we have heard a lot about the coming age of Aquarius, but when exactly does it start?  The fact is there is little agreement on when that is.  The age of Pisces, associated with Jesus,  began sometime between 144 BC and 496 AD though I would think it had to began before Jesus was born which most Bible scholars now believe was probably 3 or 4 BC on our modern calendar.  So it’s not surprising that Jesus became associated with the fish symbol and that his greatest miracles usually involved water.  That still doesn’t tell us when the age of Aquarius begins.  Aquarius will be an age of wholeness and spiritual consciousness.  This sound very similar to some of the predictions on what is supposed to happen in 2012 or, more specifically, December 2012 and the period following it.  Some Toltec and Inca masters say the sixth sun has come already in 1992.  That the arrival of that sun is altering all of us at a genetic level so that the current generation will give birth to a more spiritually oriented one.  This is not as strange an idea as it sounds.  Some evolutionary biologists believe there is evidence that DNA seems to act intelligently in producing mutations when changes in the environment require them to survive. 

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Spiritual Symbols: Seed

    A seed is an obvious symbol of birth and rebirth, but it is more than that.  As the seed represents part of the growth cycle of plants, it is also a symbol of cycles.  It can also be symbolic of sex and reproduction in all living things.   In “Death of a Salesman”, Willy plants seeds to overcome his feelings of inadequacy as a salesman and a father.
    On a spiritual level, it represents what the Greeks called spermatikos which is the energy from God that energizes and awakens the soul.  When Jesus told the parable of the mustard seed, it wasn’t only about having faith.  He was also hinting at the power of the Spermatikos, the divine seed.  The parable of sowing and reaping likewise is hinting at the importance of the seed.  The more modern tale of Johnny Appleseed, while true, is also a variation of the parable and symbolic of spreading the seed of God (Johnny Appleseed was a traveling preacher as well as an apple grower).  Sunflowers and sunflower seeds are considered a symbol of peace.  Sesame seeds are symbolic of immortality.
    Seed is also symbolic of the center of something: the center of the universe, the center of the cosmos, the sun as center of the solar system.  
    In Hinduism, a seed represents divine spirit.  The seed at the center of a Hindu temple represents life and divine consciousness.
   In dreams, seeing yourself planting seeds means your plans or ideas will bear fruit. 

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There’s More to Life Than we Think

“There’s much more in any given moment than we usually perceive, and that we ourselves are much more than we usually perceive.” ~Ram Dass

    The many discoveries of science in the past few decades have found that the universe, or perhaps I should say omniverse , is much more complicated than previously thought.  But even with all those discoveries, it is still the tip of the iceberg because they fail to account for all of the nine dimensions: four material dimensions and five spiritual.   Even within our own individual world, there is much going on that we are not aware of and much about ourselves that we are not aware of.  Unfortunately, the trend in modern times seems to be to close ourselves off to many possibilities.  What we should be doing is trying to open up to them.  
    While many myths and stories are fantasies and parables, they often contain a lot more truth than we realize.  Don’t assume that things like fairies, leprechauns, giants and angels are fantasies just because you have no proof of their existence.  The lack of  proof doesn’t make something false.  Many people laughed at the stories of a giant monkey nine feet tall and weighing 500 pounds coming out of Africa for decades until someone finally caught and photographed a Gorilla (people tend to exaggerate the size of something that scares them).   So don’t close yourself off to any possibilities if you really want the truth to be revealed to you.

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