Theosophical Studies: Why Read?, by David P. Bruce


When we do something over and over again, the force of habit takes over and we often lose sight of why we are doing it in the first place. Take reading, for example. Many people spend countless hours reading, whether in books or magazines or online. They probably don’t ever pause to ask why they read; they just do it. To ask why a person reads is like asking why one breathes. Who would ask such a question? Only a simpleton―or maybe a philosopher.

Four hundred years ago the philosopher Roger Bacon asked that very same question. Since Theosophists love to read, it may be useful for us to consider Bacon’s analysis. In a short, but pithy, essay entitled “On Studies,” Bacon gave three reasons for reading: delight, ornament, and ability. Let’s take each one in turn. Theosophical study offers the sublime enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from gaining a deeper understanding of life and the world we live in. By ornamentation, Bacon meant the ability to converse about what we have read. Anyone who has been to a Theosophical convention has witnessed this in spades, for Theosophists love to talk about the books they have read. The third reason―ability―is the capacity to apply what one has learned. Bacon also noted that there can be drawbacks to each of these three motivations: reading only for enjoyment leads to laziness; reading only to acquire knowledge leads to ostentation; reading only to decide how to make decisions leads to an academic literal-mindedness. As in so many things in life, it comes down to a matter of balance and moderation.

But of the three—delight, ornament, and ability—the third is most relevant to Theosophists, because it facilitates the process of self-transformation. If my reading is not making me a better person, then better not to read and find some other means of self-improvement. As the Roman statesman Cicero said in his oration Pro Archia Poeta, “Character without learning has made for excellence and ability more often than learning without character.” Or as H. P. Blavatsky said so poetically in The Voice of the Silence, “Even ignorance is better than headlearning with no Soul-Wisdom to illuminate and guide it.”

An instance of “character without learning” was given by the British explorer Wilfred Thesiger in his book Arabian Sands. Thesiger was the first European to cross the Empty Quarter of the southern Arabian Peninsula on foot, a dangerous and desolate region which contains the largest sand desert in the world. Although he was well educated, Thesiger had this to say about the nomadic desert people whom he came to respect and love: “I shall always remember how often I was humbled by those illiterate herdsmen who possessed, in so much greater measure than I, generosity and courage, endurance, patience, and lighthearted gallantry. Among no other people have I ever felt the same sense of personal inferiority.”

David P. Bruce is the National Secretary of the Theosophical Society in America.

Esoteric Theosophy:  Manly P Hall – Infinite Life & The New Dimension – YouTube

A sensational talk, highly insightful about the current state of affairs, and where it is all headed, as well as our individual involvement with the times .The transformation of humanity, leaving history, the body the mind behind. Making good of the time which is left, keeping ourselves one step ahead of the snowballing effects of the unconscious hive mind.

For full lecture : ▶ Manly P. Hall – Migrations of the Human Spirit – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LORq_…

*Manly P Hall mentions the need to only use one eye, meaning in context of the lecture, the 3rd eye.

Music : ‘Who We Are’ Ultimate Chill Mix 2014

Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered – WorldNews

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration. One of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty patched has disappeared from about 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years. It previously was common across the East Coast and much of the Midwest, where it

Source: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered – WorldNews

Extremely Powerful | Third Eye Chakra Meditation Music | Open Ajna – YouTube

Extremely Powerful | Third Eye Chakra Meditation Music | Open 3rd Eye Chakra or Ajna. The Door to Extraordinary Intuition.  Third Eye Chakra is the 6th Chakra and is responsible to what we refer to as “the sixth sense”. The Chakra connects us to our internal intuitions and is responsible for the sharp senses, the ability to read the future and receive non-verbal messages. Through the Third Eye we communicate with the world and can even receive messages from the past and from the future. It grants us our sense of observation.

Meditating on Third Eye Chakra helps balancing this Chakra and we experience high mental ability, we are able to separate between reality and imagination and best combine logic and emotion. When we live with a balanced Third Eye chakra, we experience overall good health, clear thinking and focus. A healthy third eye chakra will encourage intuition, empathy of others and build trust in oneself.

The color of this Chakra is Purple.

Aloha Spirit and Law of Attraction:   Forgiveness Removes Blocks To Your Abundance Flow | Lanakila

The first step toward healing is one of Honest Self-Analysis, self-inventory, self-inquiry.  (Ernest Holmes, Science of the Mind, at 248.)

lana-feb2017     Forgiveness is not always easy. To forgive the one that wounded your heart, at times, feels more painful than any physical wound suffered. Unfortunately, most of us (stubbornly?) refuse to clear the emotional blocks created. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.  So, most of us are stuck and can’t seem to achieve that positive spin of acceptance through which the Law of Attraction operates most favorably Therefore, the answer for many of us must be to embrace forgiveness in order to receive abundance.

The Ancient Hawaiians personified the caring of one’s spiritual health as a polished hand-carved Koa bowl given to a child before the age of five. Each person carries their Spiritual Greatness reflected within that bowl. This light, which is reinforced by the light-life energies of the Ancestors, light the path ahead of you.

However, your Bowl of Light isn’t always light and clear. At times, the light reflected from your bowl can become obstructed by stones that land inside it as you go about your life’s journey. Each time a bad word is uttered, whether from your mouth or from another’s, each time a bad act is committed, whether by you or against you by another, leaves a rock inside your bowl. In time, the bowl becomes dull and heavy to carry. Also imagine that most stones, or negative memories, are received by the soul in the womb of the mother. Every hurtful, stressful, abusive emotional injury that happens to the mother during pregnancy places a scar (a samsara moment, or character tendencies), or spiritual test, or karmic lesson to be learned in this lifetime, on the soul of the child. And, that child’s walk up the mountain of life is burdened with those stones in its sacred bowl of light until he or she learns how to huli – turn over — the bowl to empty them out.

All people climb the same Mountain. The Mountain, however, has many pathways, each with a different view. A person knows and understands only what he sees from his own pathway, from where he is standing on the mountain. As he moves up the mountain of life, his view changes. Only when he reaches the top of the mountain will he begin to see and understand the diverse views of mankind. But, who among us has reached the top of the mountain? How is it possible when the Bowl we carry has become so very heavy?

These are some of the stones in the sacred bowl of light that must be released through ancient ceremonial ways.  Ancient Hawaiians trained their young in witness consciousness as a way of learning to see clearly with awareness and awakened consciousness … without judgments, opinions, expectations, “should’s” and limited understanding … of what you think that you are looking at. This allows one to walk awake and always connected to the voice of the ancestors, to shine light on what one witnesses from deep within the na’au (heart). The Ancient Hawaiians understood that the MIND is your First Weapon to defeating victim consciousness. It must be polished and disciplined to persist. Thus, your mind is either your best friend or your worst enemy. The Power that unleashes the opportunities brought by the Law of Attraction is Within YOU!!!  Change Your Thinking and Change Your Life.

Forgiveness affirmations are the most thorough way of evoking these cleansing energies.

Tomorrow, we, too, will see a different view. We have not finished growing. We address the spiritual dynamics of human relations and the goal of transformation and healing the hearts of humanity, including intergenerational trauma, right now through the act of forgiveness.

Walk into this Now with a clean sacred bowl of light, as an awakened spiritual being here for a human experience, and not a human being here for a spiritual experience. Let go of all victim consciousness and blame … that was just a bad dream of separation. There are no accidents. Everything happens for righteous cause. This is the experience called the play of consciousness!

I recommend five to fifiteen minutes of daily forgiveness meditation before you go to bed as spiritual practice. This cleans your Sacred Bowl of Light which, in turn, cleanses your creative power that magnetizes your life spark, which in turn, harmonizes you with the Law of Attraction and increases abundance in your life.

May you awaken with opportunities for Abundance knocking at your door.  Aloha e malama pono kakou.

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Forgiveness Affirmation

O Lord of the Universe,

For Myself,

My Spouse,

All Our Family Members,

All Our Relationships,

All Our Ancestors and

All Their Relationships

Back Through All Time,

Through All Of Our Lives,

Please Assist us all

To Forgive,

Be Forgiven, and

Forgive all Ourselves

Completely and Totally,

Now And Forever.

(3 times)

I Bless This Day and

Give Thanks For My Life

I Forgive Completely

All People Who Have Hurt Me

(Repeat 3 Times)

I Ask All People I Have Hurt

To Please Forgive Me

(Repeat 3 Times)

I Apologize To Myself For My Wrongs

To Myself and

My Wrongs To Others

(Repeat 3 Times)

I Apologize For All My Hurts Or Wrongs

To All Life Forms

(Repeat 3 Times)

I Apologize For All My Hurts Or Wrongs

To The Earth And The Life Of The Earth

(Repeat 3 Times)

With This Release, Freedom, Peace, Power and New Life,

I Bless All Creation In The Entire Universe

And I Fill The Entire Universe With My Love

I Love And Bless The Earth,

All Life, And All Humanity

I Love, Bless, And Respect,

The Visible, And The Invisible

I Rejoice And Give Thanks

For My New Life, Power, And Health,

And Give Complete Blessings And Love

To All Life And All Creations, Always.

And so It Is.

Theosophy:  10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World – Learning Mind

The reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true and take at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Big Fre…

Source: 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World – Learning Mind

18 Unmistakable Signs and Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

If you are experiencing some or all of these signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening, then you are verifiably making the shift into higher consciousnessand will unmistakably demonstrate some or all of these symptoms of spiritual awakening. #HigherConsciousness #SpiritualAwakening

Source: 18 Unmistakable Signs and Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

Esoterica and Metaphysics:  Embrace Your Dark Side – Bernhard Guenther – YouTube

Are you too intelligent and emotionally sensitive for this world? http://freemantv.com/ What emotions are hiding in your dark side? Can you face them? Our emotional bodies are real and in our cosmos no energy is wasted. What feeds off of our negative frequencies? This is the perilous path towards awakening!

As the the cosmic energies of our planet become increasingly-infused with the contrasting expression of light and dark frequencies during this Time of Transition, many of us (whether we are conscious or not of this elevation in contrasting vibrations) are experiencing breakdowns and breakthroughs at an accelerated pace. We are being pushed to awaken – to align with the divine force. This process is bringing up anything that is not of the same frequency that our spirit is currently “downloading” in order to be transmuted….

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Growing up in Munich, Germany, Bernhard moved to California in 1994 to study drums and percussion at the ‘Percussion Institute of Technology’ (PIT), Los Angeles. His exploration into rhythm and music became a journey of self-discovery and healing which lead him to bodywork and the Healing Arts.

Being very emotionally sensitive and battling depression throughout his early life, Bernhard faced his shadow and fears. His personal healing process also inspired him to explore the mysteries and hidden knowledge surrounding our planet and humanity’s origins, questioning the roots of what constitutes “reality”, and how social (and spiritual) conditioning impacts upon our collective and individual search for truth, fulfillment and happiness in all aspects of life.

His blog “PIERCING THE VEIL OF REALITY” is a wide-ranging collection of essays, films and interviews, ranging from spirituality, shamanism, psychology, self-work, esotericism, history, to the paranormal and hyperdimensional realities.

TIME OF TRANSITION is his youtube channel consisting of interviews, webinars as well as 3 films he made with visual artist Humberto Braga based on Bernhard’s writings.

– Know Thyself

– Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition

– UFOs, Aliens, and the Question of Contact

“Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition” has been selected as the #1 film 2011-2012 of the ‘Top 100 Global Development Movies.’ The best positive, inspirational, thought-provoking movie of our times.”

– RYB TV

Bernhard is also a contributing writer for WAKE UP WORLD.

Connect with Bernhard on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernhard.gue…

Metaphysics:  If You Have Any Of These 15 Characteristics You Might Be A BLUE RAY Child… – Life Coach Code

You’ve heard of Indigo and Crystal Children, but what about the ones who came before them? Blue Ray Beings, came to transform the damaged, mutated DNA of humanity, and set the stage for the other rays to come. For the last 100 years Indigos, Crystals and Rainbow Children have been incarnating to create a vibrational …

Source: If You Have Any Of These 15 Characteristics You Might Be A BLUE RAY Child… – Life Coach Code

Kundalini Yoga – 40-day Sadhana:  Overcome Depression & Expand Into Love

Start Date:  March 13, 2017
End Date: April 21, 2017

Join us as we catch this next incoming energy wave clearing out old energies and expanding consciousness into the higher resonant frequencies of ALOHA!  Sign up and get all the details through the link here.  SAT NAM!

Source: Overcome Depression & Expand Into Love

Black Goo – What You NEED TO KNOW! | Maine Republic Email Alert

There is a series of informative videos here that warrant your attention.  This anomaly is akin in subject matter as the chem trails polluting our skies above.  The Black Goo is detectable physically as Morgellan’s Disease and of previously unknown origin.  Energy healers are able to detect this substance in a person’s aura.  This is a must-view matter.  Visit the post for more details and informative videos at the link below.

Source: Black Goo – What You NEED TO KNOW! | Maine Republic Email Alert

Human Spirit:  Episode 88 – Jamie Wheal – Flow States, Creativity, Consciousness (Co-Author: Stealing Fire) – The Human Experience Podcast

Jamie Wheal is co-founder and executive director of the Flow Genome Project (FGP), and a leading expert on the neuro-somatics of ultimate human performances. He, along with Steven Kotler, featured in HXP podcast episode 58, discussing his book The Rise of Superman. In this episode we cover a GAMUT of topics diving into the realms of flow state, consciousness, human performance and much much more. This is a phenomenal listen packed full of information where we demystify the process of being in “flow”.

Source: Episode 88 – Jamie Wheal – Flow States, Creativity, Consciousness (Co-Author: Stealing Fire) – The Human Experience Podcast

 

The Perilous Path Towards Awakening

Piercing the Veil of Reality

By Bernhard Guenther, January 29th, 2017

As the the cosmic energies of our planet become increasingly-infused with the contrasting expression of light and dark frequencies during this Time of Transition, many of us (whether we are conscious or not of this elevation in contrasting vibrations) are experiencing breakdowns and breakthroughs at an accelerated pace. We are being pushed to awaken – to align with the divine force. This process is bringing up anything that is not of the same frequency that our spirit is currently “downloading” in order to be transmuted. Many things are transpiring and shifting on multi-dimensional levels which lie outside of our conscious awareness. The strong currents of these galactic waves are pressuring us to ride the flow of transformation. Any resistance and/or desperate need to control this process (based on fear) can cause us to get sucked into the undercurrent and be held under, until such a…

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Meditation: Feel The Inner Presence, by Osho

staring-candles

This technique is based on inner sensitivity. First grow in sensitivity. Just close your doors, make the room dark, and light a small candle. Sit near the candle with a very loving attitude – rather, with a prayerful attitude…. Take a bath, throw cold water on your eyes, then sit in a very prayerful mood before the candle. Look at it and forget everything else. Just look at the small candle – the flame and the candle. Go on looking at it. After five minutes you will feel that many things are changing in the candle. They are not changing in the candle, remember; your eyes are changing.

With a loving attitude, with the whole world closed out, with total concentration, with a feeling heart, just go on looking at the candle and the flame. Then you will discover new colors around the flame, new shades which you were never aware were there. They are there; the whole rainbow is there. Wherever light is, the rainbow is there because light is all color. You need a subtle sensitivity. Just feel it and go on looking at it. Even if tears start flowing, go on looking at it. Those tears will help your eyes to be more fresh….

Sensitivity must grow. Your every sense must become more alive. Then you can experiment with this technique.

Feel the cosmos as a translucent ever-living presence.

Everywhere light is – in many, many shapes, forms, light is happening everywhere. Look at it! And everywhere light is because the whole phenomenon is based on the foundation of light. Look at a leaf or a flower or a rock, and sooner or later you will feel rays coming out of it. Just wait patiently. Don’t be in a hurry because nothing is revealed when you are in a hurry. In a hurry you are dull.

Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it…. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension…the drop has fallen into the ocean. But great imagination will be needed in the beginning, and the sensitivity training will be helpful….

All these techniques also change your body chemistry. If you feel the whole world as filled with life, light, then you are changing your body chemistry. And this is a chain reaction. When your body chemistry changes, you can look at the world and it will look more alive. And if it looks more alive, your body chemistry will change again, and then it becomes a chain.

Osho
The Book of Secrets, Talk #47

Scientific Proof That Being Thankful Improves Your Health | Wake Up World

The scientific evidence is conclusive when it comes to mood, outlook, and health. Happy people live 7-10 years longer than unhappy people, and optimistic people have a 77% lower risk of heart disease than pessimistic people. But how can you become happier and more optimistic in your world view? By Guest Writer Lissa Rankin

Source: Scientific Proof That Being Thankful Improves Your Health | Wake Up World

Metaphysics and Cymatics: Plants Can Speak! Water Has Memory. The Universe is Conscious!

 

WATER has EMOTIONAL MEMORY! The universe is conscious! The elements all communicate with one another, even at cosmic distances (because of entanglement?)
Science shows us remarkable evidence that plants are not only alive, but can think, feel, even speak.
And PLANTS can also FEEL our EMOTIONS and interact with us.
Plants know when other life dies, or is in distress.
We are all inter-connected in ways we have not been taught in school. Water has emotional memory.
Water also show evidence of quantum entanglement, action at a distance, as well as the ability to communicate over vast distances instantly.
Perhaps all the elements found in the cosmos are connected with universal consciousness? Using plants as a tool to communicate throughout the galaxy and beyond.
Science could be using hydrogen to communicate with other hydrogen.

We are water.
Water may be imprinted with every energy it is exposed to. so are we.
There are facts about how the ‘reality’ we call life actually operates, that most people do not know, and will not be told.
It is time humanity learns about his connection to the intelligent conscious cosmos, and, perhaps, find our creator.
Hopefully, men of science may be convinced to stop producing technology used for evil, murder and control, and begin to create a world where human kind lives in harmony with all life.
HOWEVER, in nature as in cosmology, there may be forces/life forms that desire what we are or what we have, and they may stop at nothing to take everything from us.
How do we prepare for such an event?
How do we open our minds to the possibilities that science has created?
alternate dimensions? time travel? deportation? interaction with non-human species or intelligence?
Humanity has a hard time dealing with itself. being ruled and controlled by people and forces that do not have humanities best interests in mind.
We still have not discovered a way to live without greed, murder, fear, poverty, sickness, injustice, genocide, etc.
Does humanity even have a chance?
I hope and pray we do.
We are a wondrous species capable of the greatest love and the worst violent hate.
Will we ever live in peace?

I hope this video will help to open your heart and mind to the interconnectedness of all life.
We have a long way to go before we understand how our world actually works.
We owe it to ourselves, each other, our creator, and all life everywhere, to work toward enlightenment, to attain a higher level of consciousness and understanding.
In a new world order world, where we are being mind controlled, scaler wave attacks, misinformation information warfare, weather control, depopulation, war, hate, disease, death, cults, murder, poverty, greed, hate, stupidity and satanic deeds and worship, perhaps it would be wise for humanity to LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE, CONSCIOUSNESS, and EVERYTHING!

When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!