New Physics: geometry & time/space

Interesting physics, having to do with time/space, from Quanta magazine:

The Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Stretch imagination …

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Letters to my Immortal Beloved by Petra Gerda Paul

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Letters to My Immortal Beloved is a short, touching collection of letters that Petra Gerda Paul wrote to her husband after his death.

Petra’s husband had Alzheimer’s, a heartbreaking disease for everyone involved. Petra writes very simply and honestly about some lessons she learned as a caretaker, and about the power of love to heal the deep grief of the loss of a loved one. Her insights are touching and humbly profound.

Well done, Petra … I hope this lovely book will be helpful for others who have had similar experiences, and inspiring for all who read it.

It’s All Holy

Last week I attended a course at Arthur Findlay College (AFC) in Stansted, England. AFC is a Spiritualist college, and Spiritualism is a religion based upon the knowledge that we are more than our physical bodies. I can’t say that I agree with all their principles or beliefs, but it’s an interesting place. I won’t say more about it now, as it isn’t the point of this essay. What I’ve been thinking about all day is a quick little snapshot that took place within about twenty seconds of my week at AFC.

One evening at dinner I asked a man at the table where he worked. We had been talking about some business subjects that Harry appeared to be very knowledgable about. Before telling me the name of the company that he worked for, he squirmed and looked uncomfortable for a moment. As if apologizing, he explained that this job of his was just a job. It had nothing to do, really, with his spiritual life or his exploration of spirit.

The noise level in the dining hall was so high that I didn’t do anything more than wave a hand at Harry’s apologetic explanation at the time. But I’ve thought about what he said quite often since that evening.

We draw such strange mental lines between the physical and non-physical. Yet these strange lines are arbitrary and imaginary.

Everything that we do is necessarily “of spirit.” We are non-physical beings having a physical world experience … we are All, and so doesn’t it follow that everything that we do is an expression of All That Is? How can anything that we do not be a beautiful integration of the non-physical and the physical?

Only our own human-mind beliefs mask the fact that there are no lines between the physical and non-physical. Not one thing that exists is not “of spirit.” And if it is only our own thoughts that say otherwise, our own awareness, then shifting awareness is all it takes to experience everything we do as “of spirit,” “holy,” or whatever words one wants to use.

(Those words with religious connotations – “spirit” and “holy” can create a layer of separation, implying something beyond our little selves. Don’t buy that … own the holiness. Make it your own – lighten it up. Add laughter and irreverent goofiness to it. Add awkwardness and curiosity. Add embarrassment and tentative not-knowing. Make it real.)

best leavesEvery single thing about this existence in the physical is an expression of the non-physical One, the All That Is. So it doesn’t matter whether we’re selling IT systems, washing dishes, building strip malls, cussing at the dog, styling someone’s hair, slogging through a marsh, duck hunting, riding the Metro, creating a painting, or staring at the ceiling. These things are no less momentous and meaningful than talking with dead people, bending spoons, or traveling out of body.

It’s not what we’re doing, it’s what awareness we carry while we’re doing it. Try thinking “this is holy” when doing something mundane, something that you never really thought of as an expression of the non-physical All. I wonder what will happen … ?

That’s what I wanted to say to Harry.

While I’m on Holiday …

While I’m on holiday for a couple of months, I’d encourage you to check out and follow my friend Marian’s blog, Outrageous Undoing – a brilliant clarity for applications of impossible things.

We Know How

Paul Rademacher, friend and former executive director of the Monroe Institute, recently attended a memorial service for Carol Sabick de la Herran, who succeeded him in the executive director position. In this lively essay, he reminds us that death’s passing is nothing to fear because we know what we’re doing.

Check out Paul’s thoughts (and other essays) here: Lucid Greening.

Interview with Allyson, Shanti Pax

Allyson Stroscheim interviewed me this morning for her blog Shanti Pax. The interview should be posted by Thursday of this week.

In the meantime, check out Allyson’s thoughtful and inspiring essays and interviews on Shanti Pax here.

Check it out: Outrageous Undoing

Marian Lansky continues to post lovely light, clear essays that cut through the noise. If you haven’t yet, check out her blog Outrageous Undoing.

(Cheers, Marian 😉 )

Radio Interview

I did a radio interview with Dolores Cannon’s Metaphysical Hour show tonight … Will try to get the direct link to the interview today.

NOTE I can’t see how to listen to this either, sorry – I think the archive is the only way, and one has to pay for that. Sorry I didn’t post earlier – there was a communication glitch so I had thought the interview wasn’t happening.

In the meantime, if you’re good at navigating this sort of website on your own click here

Monroe Institute Gateway Program in Chicago

A Monroe Institute Gateway Voyage program is being offered in Chicago by two of my favorite facilitators, Marinda and Bob. More information and registration info available here.

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Trust & Surrender: another gem by Marian

Another delightfully light and concise essay by my friend Marian on trust and letting go:

Outrageous Undoing

Enjoy …

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