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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Mind Over Matter – Consciousness and the Nature of Reality

Waking Times: Reality is not what it appears — the ancients knew it, pioneering physicists of the early 2Oth century knew it, and current leading edge scientists are proving it — all is mind.

Throughout the ages, Mankind has been trying to answer the big questions — What is the nature of existence and reality, what are we, and why are we here? In our current age, with the ascendance of the ideology of scientific materialism, we have a strong tendency to reject anything that doesn’t fit our materialistic paradigm and label it as “mystical”.

We have become mesmerized by the material world. Materialism and consumerism run rampant in our society. Lured by the apparent success of the reductionist method that we have used to analyze and understand our world, we have come to view the universe as purely a physical system, working something like a great machine, and with matter being the fundamental substance of reality...read more>>>...

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.” ― Marcus Aurelius,


Robin - Totem Bird of the Day


Animals In Nature

Wombat - copyright Matthew James
Daily OM: Animals share our planet with us, but experience it differently--each has its own abilities and gifts that allow them to interact successfully with the natural world.

Since we are merely one manifestation of the universe's energy in action, when we feel the need for direction we can turn to animals in nature for guidance. Animals can show us different ways to approach and deal with our challenges.

As we hold a question in mind, we can begin to pay attention to the animal activity around us.

Staring out a window we may notice a bird soaring high in the sky, showing us how to look at our situation from a greater distance. If we don't get an immediate answer, we can remember that the universe has its own perfect timing that doesn't heed the ticking of the clock...read more>>>...

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” ― Criss Jami


'Memory Lane' - 20th February 2017

WHITE IBIS - STRANGER POND
GALAH - STRANGER POND
INTERMEDIATE EGRET - STRANGER POND

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COAL TIT - YARROW PARK, ENGLAND

Monday, 19 February 2018

A Period Of Inner Cleansing

At this time, a period of inner cleansing is required, to address the emotional imbalances that are hampering any progress through life. The concentric motion of life can only be attributed to internal processes and blockages caused by unrelenting, and repetitive, thought processes.

Outside stimuli and outside environment cannot be blamed for the 'same old thing' happening in life, as the outside world is but the physical manifestation of thoughts and perceptions.

Thus the need for internal cleansing and honest appraisal of self, and manipulative control by a false self that is clearly out of control. The True Self knows only forward motion, whereas a trait of false self domination is a life where situations remain stagnant, and life is in a holding pattern, going round and round the same location. There is no forward motion with the whims of the False Self. It can cleverly deceive the mind that wishes to be deceived, however.

Cleansing is currently a necessity. A period of quantum growth here follows for the brave soul that turns its back on the known, when it realises the known is only a life pattern because it suits the false self. The true self wishes this soul to progress forwards ... and the soul needs to make some painful sacrifices in order to achieve that goal - Matthew James

Lunatic climate change scientists now pushing “outlandish, scary” geoengineering schemes to “cool the planet”

Natural News: The terms “global warming” and “climate change” are part of a broader agenda to justify the ambitions of the global elite who want to openly unleash geoengineering experiments over the Earth’s skies.

In order to get support for this Machiavellian endeavor, the public needs to be convinced that a large-scale climate problem is developing — that the Earth’s temperature is rising uncontrollably. This deception is easy to accomplish by using cherry-picked temperature data and sensationalist scare tactics.

Secondly, people need to feel guilty for being the cause of so-called global warming, then shamed if they do not agree with the theory. If you don’t believe in this monstrosity called climate change, then you are called “anti-science”. Your every exhale of carbon dioxide is considered a burden to the planet, and everyone is to feel guilt for overpopulating the planet.

The third part of the illusion is to convince the public that extreme weather events are the scary consequence of not recognizing that catastrophic “climate change” is real. The few corporations that own the vast media networks in the U.S. can very easily convince the public that global action is needed to fix this destructive “climate change.” The brainwashing is so distinct, that many in the science community now believe that carbon is a toxic molecule that needs to be reduced to near zero levels (even though that would lead to mass death and a die-off of plant life)...read more>>>...

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.” ― Bashō Matsuo


Habitual Anger

Daily Om: Sometimes when we feel anger, it is coming from a deep place that demands acknowledgment and expression. At these times, it is important that we find healthy ways to honor our anger, remembering how dangerous it is to repress it.

However, anger can also become a habit, our go-to emotion whenever things go wrong. Often this is because, for whatever reason, we feel more comfortable expressing anger than we do other emotions, like sadness.

It can also be that getting angry gives us the impression that we've done something about our problem. In these cases, our habitual anger is inhibiting both our ability to express our other emotions and to take action in our lives.

If it's true that anger is functioning this way in your life, the first thing you might want to try is to notice when you get angry. You might begin to see a pattern of some kind. For example, you could notice that it is always your first response or that it comes up a lot in one particular situation....read more>>>...

Grebe - Totem Bird of the Day



“Feel your emotions, Live true your passions, Keep still your mind.” ― Geoffrey M. Gluckman


'Memory Lane' - 19th February 2017

NANKEEN HERON - STRANGER POND

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FIRST LIGHT AT STRANGER POND

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Clearing Your Mind

Daily Om: After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads hours after we encounter them.

Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input from our day. This can leave us feeling unsettled and harassed. It also makes it difficult to take in any new information or inspiration.

Like a cluttered house that needs to be cleared if it is to have room for movement and new life, our minds need clearing if they are to be open to new information, ideas, and inspiration.

Too often, the activities we choose to help us relax only add to the clutter. Watching television, seeing a movie, reading a book, or talking to a friend all involve taking in more information. In order to really clear our minds, we need a break from mental stimulation. Activities like yoga, dancing, or taking a long walk help to draw our attention to our bodies, slowing our mental activity enough that our minds begin to settle. Deep breathing is an even simpler way to draw attention away from our mental activities...read more>>>...

“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.” ― Shannon L. Alder


Cancer: Busting the Myths – The Mysterious Cancer Microbe

Waking Times: Cancer – it’s not what you think it is. Like it or not, cancer has become the 2nd leading cause of death in the US. Yet, despite how deadly it has been, we also know that cancer is a relatively recent disease that seemingly didn’t exist (or cause many deaths) 100 years ago. What on earth has happened since then?

Why is cancer so widespread? What is cancer exactly? Is there a cancer microbe? Is cancer really terminal? If not, what are the natural solutions?

What is highly interesting about cancer is that we all have it – all the time. Your body makes around 50 million cancer cells every day! To put this into perspective, your body contains 30-37 trillion cells, so 50 million is comparatively small. Yet, this goes to show that cancer in and of itself cannot be the major problem mainstream science makes it out to be, since a strong body and healthy immune system overcomes and transforms it daily. Cancer, like any disease, cannot survive in the presence of a strong immune system. The biological terrain must be weakened or deficient in order for cancer to gain a foothold....read more>>>...

Galah - Totem Bird of the Day


Post #29001

'Quality not quantity' is what the saying says ... so, when we announce this is post 29001 on A Light In The Darkness, we hope there is more of the quality than the quantity since its conception in November 2006.

We have accumulated a vast vault of posts that cover the wide spectrum of the occult, the paranormal and the spiritual ... along with other interesting subjects along the way.

May we take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of A Light In The Darkness. It's still such a joy to read the post view statistics of A Light In The Darkness, and see that our selection of postings are still popular. We aim to generate several more ideas alongside the regular format of posts we deliver on here, on a daily basis....

We have several good ideas on the back burner at the moment, and are just waiting for the right moment to launch them.....

By the way, the 'An Interview With Matthew James' transcripts have not been forgotten ... they will be arriving very soon. 

'Memory Lane' - 18th February 2017

GALAH - STRANGER POND

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STRANGER POND SUNSET

Saturday, 17 February 2018

“Once they let their ego make it a service to themselves and not to the other worlds then all truth is lost” -Matthew James


Staying True To Your Word

Daily Om: Promises are easily made. Keeping them often proves more difficult because when we are pressured to strive always for perfection, we find it simpler to agree to undertake impossible tasks than to say no. Likewise, there is an infinite array of circumstances that conspire to goad us into telling falsehoods, even when we hold a great reverence for truth.

When you endeavor to consistently keep your word, however, you protect your reputation and promote yourself as someone who can be trusted to be unfailingly truthful. Though your honesty may not always endear you to others--for there will always be those who fear the truth--you can nonetheless be certain that your integrity is never tarnished by the patina of deceit. Since frankness and sincerity form the basis of all life-enriching relationships, your word is one of your most precious and powerful possessions.

When we promise more than we can deliver, hide from the consequences of our actions through falsehoods, or deny our true selves to others, we hurt those who were counting on us by proving that their faith was wrongly given.

We are also hurt by the lies we tell and the promises we break. Integrity is the foundation of civilisation, allowing people to live, work, and play side by side without fear or apprehension. As you cultivate honesty within yourself, you will find that your honor and reliability put people at ease....read more>>>...

Heron - Totem Bird of the Day


"The moment we begin to define others and ourselves by how we are different, the seeds of separation are planted"