Search A Light In The Darkness

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

“Your own perceptions determine what version of reality you digest; what beliefs to process and what viewpoints offered by others you decide to disregard.” - Matthew James


Showing Up For Life

Daily OM: The way we walk into a room says a lot about the way we live our lives. When we walk into a room curious about what's happening, willing to engage, and perceiving ourselves as an active participant with something to offer, then we have really shown up to the party. When we walk into a room with our eyes down, or nervously smiling, we are holding ourselves back for one reason or another.

We may be hurting inside and in need of healing, or we may lack the confidence required to really be present in the room. Still, just noticing that we're not really showing up, and having a vision of what it will look and feel like when we do, can give us the inspiration we need to recover ourselves. Even if we are suffering, we can show up to that experience ready to fully engage in it and learn what it has to offer. When we show up for our life, we are actively participating in being a happy person, achieving our goals, and generally living the life our soul really wants...read more>>>...

Sacred Kingfisher - Totem Bird of the Day





'Memory Lane' - 17th January 2017

AUSTRALASIAN DARTER (SNAKEBIRD) - STRANGER POND

Quotes for the Day

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.” -- Beryl Markham“

To be authentic is literally to be your own author, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.” -- Warren G. Bennis “

Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.” -- Vernon Howard

Buddhist Inspiration ..

For a barrier could only arise from association with the past or expectation of the future. So the present moment has no barriers at all. And then he finds there is a tremendous energy in him, a tremendous strength to practice patience. He becomes like a warrior. When a warrior goes to [a spiritual; not physical] war [which he must participate] he does not think of the past or his previous experience of war, nor does he think of the consequences for the future; he just sails through it and fights, and that is the right way to be a warrior. Similarly, when there is a tremendous conflict going on, one has to develop this energy combined with patience. And this is known as right patience with the all-seeing eye, patience with clarity --- Chogyam Trungpa Meditation in Action

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SUNRISE OVER LAKE TUGGERANONG

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

“This for us is an alien shore.We are the descendants of races who’s origins are from far away shores. We have been genetically modified to forget this fact” - Matthew James


Our diverse and varied cultures within the banner of 'mankind' proves that there is life on other worlds and in other galaxies. Only a small percentage of current cultures originated here on Earth. The majority of cultures were brought to this world from far away worlds ... within mankind are captured refugee alien cultures; mankind on the whole has been genetically modified down throught the ages to become oblivious to this fact.  

As Governments Frame ET's As A Threat, Many Use Higher States Of Consciousness To Contact Them

Waking Times: Recent media events brought the UFO and disclosure story back into the headlines, if only for a very brief moment.

Boiled down it goes something like this: a disgruntled Pentagon employee goes public about a secretive black-budget program that looks at the UFO/alien phenomenon as a potential threat, in the process discloses new UFO footage and other vague details about the government’s experience with ET’s.

The story doesn’t hold up too well under independent scrutiny, though, and top journalists and ET researchers have been quick to call this media event a CIA covert op aimed at twisting the narrative on an issue of critical fascination. Something akin to a false flag alien invasion to help usher in new defense programs and surveillance technologies, while obfuscating the truth about advanced energy technologies.

The news cycle works in such a way that our perception of the world is greatly influenced by the sudden appearance of news items like this, how these items are framed, and then how quickly they disappear without follow-up. A story hits all the major outlets with gale force, the pundits and spin doctors do their overnight magic, then the story disappears, leaving behind only the imprint, or the feeling it gave us.

This dramatically instructs our worldview on as issue without out ever fully informing us on the issue. Our reaction to it is thus distorted by a distorted picture. It’s called framing...read more>>>...

“You have to push through every barrier to get to the mountain top.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita,


Rainbow Lorikeet - Totem Bird of the Day




Translating Our Feelings

Daily Om: When new challenges and opportunities show up in our lives, we may diagnose ourselves as feeling scared when what we really feel is excited. Often we have not been taught how to welcome the thrill of a new opportunity, and so we opt to back off, indulging our anxiety instead of awakening our courage.

One way to inspire ourselves to embrace the opportunities that come our way is to look more deeply into our feelings and see that butterflies in our stomach or a rapidly beating heart are not necessarily a sign that we are afraid. Those very same feelings can be translated as excitement, curiosity, passion, and even love.

There is nothing wrong with being afraid as long as we do not let it stop us from doing the things that excite us. Most of us assume that brave people are fearless, but the truth is that they are simply more comfortable with fear because they face it on a regular basis...read more>>>...

Buddhist Inspiration ..

If a hundred people sleep and dream, each of them will experience a different world in his dream. Everyone’s dream might be said to be true, but it would be meaningless to ascertain that only one person’s dream was the true world and all others were fallacies. There is truth for each perceiver according to the karmic patterns conditioning his perceptions ---Kalu Rinpoche

Quotes For The Day

"Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success." -- Richard Carlson


"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." -- James Levin

'Memory Lane' - 16th January 2017

PIED CURRAWONG - URAMBI HILLS

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KESWICK, CUMBRIA, UK

Monday, 15 January 2018

Why You Must Reduce Your Exposure To E.M.F

Waking Times: The negative effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) continue to ignite conversations and controversy worldwide. The most dangerous pollution affecting you is the invisible sea of EMFs your body swims in daily. You are exposed to EMFs all day long, not only in public but inside your home, too. Most of the radiation emits from cellphones, cell towers, computers, smart meters and Wi-Fi, to name just a few of the culprits.

While it’s nearly impossible to avoid EMF exposure completely, there are practical ways to limit it. Given the number of EMFs that bombard you all day long, getting educated about the negative effects of EMFs is imperative to your well-being. Particularly if you are dealing with a serious illness, it is well worth your time to reduce your EMF exposure as much as possible. If you have been told EMFs are safe and not a danger to humans, you may want to consider:

1. The telecommunication industry has manipulated federal regulatory agencies, public health authorities and professionals through powerful and sophisticated lobbying efforts leaving consumers confused and unaware of the health risks associated with EMFs

2. Any negative health effects from EMFs, similar to smoking, may not be immediately noticeable, but will likely develop gradually over time. Cell phones indeed are the cigarette public health threat of the 21st century....read more>>>...

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom

CLITHEROE  CASTLE

The Demon of Regrets and Missed Opportunities

Ever been in the situation where your mind plays scenes over and over in your head? Not the pleasant things that you've experienced in life ... but those moments where you looked the gift horse in the mouth?

Situations that you have since lived to regret, because you didn't take the choice that your mind implores you should have taken. Even if those events took place decades before?

Ever spend time constantly thinking about your mistakes, regretting the choices you've made? Quite often these thoughts appear like a persistent mind voice, from out of nowhere, and are difficult to quieten once they start. The thinking is negatively polarised and can be a painful experience to go through. You come out of those moments feeling emotionally drained, and somewhat downbeat. It's almost as if those thoughts - that voice - has a intelligence of its own, and has a purpose behind setting these moments onto you.

The 'voice' appears to know what your weaknesses are, and will emphasize your role in those missed opportunities. Especially if it was easier to take the opportunity, than not. The internal confrontation can commence at any time, in any place, and seems to have one purpose - to belittle you, and whittle down your resolve. After all, the past is the past, and these events happened such a long time ago. Your path from them to now has been trodden, and those events now can't be changed.

Perhaps, the 'owner' of the 'voice is mocking you ... as if there was so kind of internal influence to prevent you from making those opportunities? Especially the missed opportunities, where you went against your character at the time, and went off in a direction that even surprised you. Maybe you'd been somehow influenced into missing important opportunities in your life at those times ... not that you can do anything about it now. Except learn how to switch those thoughts off, or not let them effect you like they do ....

Finch - Totem Bird of the Day


Inspiration For The Day

"Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
-- Walter Anderson

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ON THE URAMBI HILLS

'Memory Lane' - 15th January 2017

RED WATTLEBIRD - URAMBI HILLS

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Storytelling

Daily OM: Ever since our ancestors could first communicate, we have gathered to share our stories. We have passed along creation tales and tragic stories of love lost. We have repeated accounts of real heroism and simple stories of family history. When our forebears lived closer to the land and to each other, the practice of storytelling was imbued with ritual and occasion.

Members of the tribe would often gather around the fire to hear their genealogy recited aloud by an elder or master storyteller. Listeners could track how their own lives, and the lives of their parents, interwove with the lives of the other tribe members, as everyone's ancient relatives once played out similar life dramas together.

As a custom, some cultures' storytellers repeat the same tale over and over because they believe that each time you hear it, you come to the story as a different person and view the plot and characters in a new light...read more>>>...

“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.” ― Michelle Hodkin


The Fatal Flaw in the Brain-Computer Interface

Waking Times: There is a great deal of “utopian research” going on in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) merging with the brain.
Exuberant cheerleaders like Ray Kurzweil are quite confident we are approaching a moment when a computer will exhibit all the power of the human brain. And more.

Kurzweil and others are also sure we’re about to uncover the “algorithm” that underlies all brain activity.

They couldn’t be more wrong. Neuroscience has barely scratched the surface of understanding how the brain operates. Cracking the code is not on the horizon.

Most importantly: how would a brain-computer interface work? Hook up your brain to a super-computer, and how does your brain absorb the computer’s data, and how does it make the data known to YOU, the user?

We aren’t talking about a quiz show where you ask a computer a question and it spits out an answer. And we aren’t talking about crude signals to the brain that can provoke physical reactions. This is about the transmission of detailed information...read more>>>...

Heron - Totem Bird of the Day



'Memory Lane' - 14th January 2017

SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO - BONYTHON

Inspiration For The Day

"It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal." -- Dalai Lama



" ... we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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ROBIN RED BREAST - YARROW PARK