Created By: theshiftnetwork On: July 15, 2012
Filed under: Question of the week
I completed a weekend retreat, and experienced an amazing transformation.
I sent a heartfelt request to leading Neurosurgeon Charles Teo asking him to accept my Mother as his patient and he agreed. He’s expensive but I have total faith the funds will come to cover it all.
I’m getting back on track of taking care of me! I already feel better.
Today I posted my photo (not the best) and filed out much of my profile. It’s interesting to call to mind many of my inspirations in the form of teachers, books, movies, etc. Reminds me of the book I’ve begun to read, “This I Believe” (as heard on NPR).
Soon I will begin anew to practice my spirituality and be at peace.
I’m curious as to why there are far more women than men who seem to explore the eternal and have interests in spirituality, meditation, the nature of reality, etc. Am I one of the unusual guys?
Mark, you are not alone my brother. Although women outnumber men in personal development participation, I believe more men are beginning to wake up to a deeper experience of life. My passion is empowering men to begin their inner journey and you can found out more about my work and my radio show titled “A New Conversation With Men” on my website at http://www.coachmichaeltaylor.com
Thank you, Michael. I’ll check out your website and see what resonates there with me. Look forward to sharing thoughts in the future.
I am re-committing to my daily meditation practice. Love, Peace, Joy abounds.
I taught a drumming workshop at the Starwood Festival and a woman said to me after, “I have a degree in education and you’re a great teacher!”
Hello people! I asked a question when I joined you and a week later no one had addressed it yet. It was about a possible connection or resonance between true Christianity and this movement…
I personally do not find that they are mutually exclusive… I have been an open-minded Christian all my life and that has brought me lots of chagrins… I was even booted out from a church, diplomatically and tactfully…and my spiritual journey went to a 4-year homelessness. However I learned so much and my third eye is wide open now. No need to work for a living thanks to my military pension and compensation, I am devoting most of my time in the quest of the Truth… and I find many inspiration and teachings in here.
Hello Hermann, I am new to this site as well… I joined a while back but dip in and out of it and so am not yet familiar with the origin or intentions of the shift movement, but your posting has stirred me to respond to your question somehow.
I would say yes, my intuition is that there is a resonance between what comes across to me as true Christianity and this movement. As I type this, I am seeing an image of an energetic pulse, of what might be a flower or intricate design of consciousness. At its centre or source, is a vibrancy and stillness, and unfolding from it are interpretations, thoughts, shades, movements… As if through these interweavings and interpretations of consciousness, resonances, emerge our understandings and collective beliefs, religions… Just like the petals of a flower, each energetic form is unique, although carries within it the source of all that is and so can never be separate from all other movements and manifestations of the one source.
Some years back, I also ventured into what what felt like a quest of the Truth and it became all important and very definitely time consuming Reading, writing, listening, almost overwhelming me and then unexpectedly, all the sounds and even who I was, seemed to fade and become so still, it was as if nothing mattered and I gave up trying to know Truth. Within the depth of all the intricacies, layers of our religions is I believe this stillness, this Knowing, Gnosis (be still and know that I am) and is the heart, connectedness, generative field of resonance of all that is. That which just occasionally we might catch a glimpse of and feel, resonate with, perceive in one another no matter their religious persuasion or affiliation – our heart, our home, our truth, authentic realisation of self and stillness within the midst and perpetual movement of all things.
I don’t know why, but it seems to me as if our journey as human beings can make us homeless or cast adrift, perhaps allowing us to unplug ourselves from a matrix of attachments and ties, so that a new way of relating can emerge through us? Thank you for sharing your question about resonance, many blessings xx
Pride is an ego-based experience and so must be balanced by the awareness that I am not the captain of this ship!
Agree with what you’ve said Tom. Perhaps we could rephrase the question to “What makes you feel the best right now?”
My best response to that question today would be helping others, and I try to remember that every day.
Hermann, isn’t it interesting how religions are often about division (I’m right, you’re wrong. My beliefs are superior to yours. You are evil because you don’t believe what I believe.) versus unification.
Anything that causes one to think, feel, hope, and most especially act in a way that is always kind towards others seems to me to be a proper belief system. Do not fret if you are wondering whether Christianity and this SHIFT are in alignment. I’m sure that Christ, Buddha, Gandhi, and others that most of us hope to emulate would tell you that they are quite compatible – they do not judge but rather lead in positive ways and by example.
Today is the 233rd Monthaversary of the day Marcia and I met. I’m proud of all we’ve become and continue to be as we move through our lives together!!
I’m proud of my ex partner and my current partner who have become firm friends; I’m so fortunate and grateful for that. I’m proud of my decision to train to be the best hypnotherapist I can be – I will be practicing by next Spring. I’m proud to be connecting with so many wonderful people and to be part of the Shift.
My soulmate and beloved crossed beyond the veil ten years ago. I am proud of myself for surviving that and continuing to share all the light and love that our life together was about and giving it to the world, because in the end – Love is all that matters!
I am seeing my reactive patterns come up without automatically adopting them or believing that they are an expression of my true self. Increasingly, the sensations, thoughts and feelings are like waves that rise and fall away.
I left the organized religion about 15 years ago because it restricted me as a believer. I currently work for a religious organization and I dislike it because of all the un-biblical rules which I confront often and challenge their beliefs. (To my surprise I still have a job…LOL). I began soul searching at age 16 after a death bed experience and religion always went against the grain of what I have truly experienced to be true verses what I was told to be truth by the scribes and pharisees of our current day church leaders. Just as Jesus walked alone in his own journey not having the support of family, friends or those in his home town. What Jesus Described as the Born again experience is about being authentic, casting away pride, ego, fear, etc. striping away the old and becoming more Christ likeness or Christ conscious which is much broader than those that keep him in a box. “Greater things will we do, but it first comes down to loving and respecting yourself first then passing that forward for the good of all mankind that seek the same.
Not sure if I made sense here but tried to simplify something that’s actually a lifelong journey to learn and master. Today I see with my third eye and understand so much more of the universe and all it has to offer. I hope you also will experience the joy and freedom in this shift rather then judgement and condemnation of the past. People are more and more moving away from the church and closer to their God/creator. This is a big Shift in itself.
Deepening friendships and renewed commitment to my passion and work.
Thankful more than proud for the awareness I have been given at times. Many awakenings. Realizations that satori is momentary ,an AHA. A moonlight glimmer on the sea of our lives. Humility is sought but often occurs as a stunning awareness of the ALL THAT IS. Gratitude for the multiple gifts of vibrant life.
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