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    he's my man...the idiot Saint..there was obviously more to him than met the ear...
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    What is interesting...I guess...Is that occasionally I do this in my dreams. I demonstrate it to others to 'teach' them it is solely about mental intention. The stronger the intention the faster or more 'vigorously' one levitates (e.g. flies). It is fun in the dreams to travel around the countryside, even the whole world at different speeds and different altitudes. The faster the distance traveled the more fun and less ennui in the process.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    The info in the video does dovetail with 'The End of Upside Down Thinking' as that book conjectures that the less refined the brain function the more open to streaming consciousness is the mind.


    Here's another thing:

    If anyone ever witnesses a Rose or any flower probably, that inexplicably blooms then rest assured you are 'covered'.

    There are a number of things like this...inexplicably smell flowers, etc. It's kind of a cool spiritual reassurance.
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    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    The info in the video does dovetail with 'The End of Upside Down Thinking' as that book conjectures that the less refined the brain function the more open to streaming consciousness is the mind.


    Here's another thing:

    If anyone ever witnesses a Rose or any flower probably, that inexplicably blooms then rest assured you are 'covered'.

    There are a number of things like this...inexplicably smell flowers, etc. It's kind of a cool spiritual reassurance.
    I am very glad the discussion was on your wave length NAP. I looked up your book title

    An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for EverydayLife
    Oct 9, 2018
    by Mark Gober

    I use Amazon because I have no guilt and shame of using its wide convenience and the vast array of wonders to order.
    If one signs up for Prime, there are some features like certain Kindle books being available to borrow. If anone (in USA?) has Prime, your referenece is available for download as a Kindle borrow.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...wn+Thinking%27

    This is the year that I am going to intensely recognize as a prelude to the end of the world as I "knew" it.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY


    The "world" is a construct. The "world" is a thoughtform. There is only energy and information organized by my consciousness. Do these concepts ever cross the lips as mere blabber? They mean NOTHING unless we live them ourselves. There are so many common threads with the ancient teachings of Know Thyself. WHOM do we know? Is it not time to stop making complaints and as in NAP's dream, bring flying to one's consciousness and dwell upon THAT?

    I am proclaiming 2019 as the break out year when I stop talking EVER about certain dead horse beaten subjects. I will speak my own mind which is spoken EVEN in the interior of thought. For instance if I find myself thinking of the same old s%^&e (SUFFERING), I will stop and erace and implant the idea of NIRVANA and speak to that freedom. I have redefined these complements for my use. Suffering is complaint for what is missing. Nirvana is having it despite appearances.

    I embrace that everything REALLY starts with thought, and NO THING is permanent. So I can use these truths to the advantage of my own experience when I admit who is responsible, that I AM responsible. This means no more wailing about the world. If I am wailing, it is because I was looking at some horror. But before I saw that horror, I HELD that as a probable. When I am looking, what I see is ONLY what I see. I grok that and still have such very sad habits of mind. BUT today is a new day.

    I am a vast multi-dimensional being who has all capacities ever conceivable. I choose which state to enjoy. YES, when we enjoy contemplating suffering, and complaint and moaning and judgement and blame, THAT is what we choose. This will be my path in 2019, to honestly recognize what I have chosen before and choose AGAIN.

    Yippeee!!!!
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    Hi Maggie,

    Giovoni gets credit for the book notice. It's a good one. Sort of a reinforcement of what is becoming increasingly obvious..
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Jason Louv interviewed Mitch Horowitz:


    Returning to the podcast for the second time, author Mitch Horowitz stops by to discuss his new book The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Shape Reality, an examination and critical update of the New Thought movement, the uniquely American school of thought that suggests that the mind itself can shape one’s life and reality to a profound, perhaps even absolute level.


    In this “manual for miracles,” Horowitz explains how we each possess a creative agency to determine and reshape our lives. He shows how thinking in a directed, highly focused, and emotively charged manner expands our capacity to perceive and transform events and allows us to surpass ordinary boundaries of time and physical space. Building on Neville Goddard’s view that the human imagination is God the Creator and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s techniques for attaining personal power, he explores the highest uses of mind-power metaphysics and explains what works and what doesn’t, illuminating why and how events bend to our thoughts. He encourages readers to experiment and find themselves “at the helm of infinite possibilities.”
    Podcast interview is here.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Jason Louv interviewed Mitch Horowitz:

    Podcast interview is here.
    Thanks DT. I like Mitch Horowitz. I actually bought his book and think it is very helpful.

    I am listening to this interview.

    Timeline 4.2 Billion Years Hidden History & The Golden Keys of Escaping the Matrix

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gScwvfXYHjI


    I think it has value because IMO there is something to the great cycles and the general level of consciousness of the collective "mind". Maybe we are NOT in the Kali Yuga?

    I honestly and sincerely think that we can use the ideas that are already available to focus our minds on raising our own consciousness no matter what others are doing. For instance, Neville was an enlightened being. He left his teachings for others to follow. But we have to do the heavy lifting which is paradoxically lightening our mind. Here is chapter one from

    Awakened Imagination & The Search
    NEVILLE GODDARD
    1954
    To Bill
    "Imagination, the real and eternal world of which this Vegetable Universe is but a faint shadow. What is the life of Man but Art and Science?"

    WILLIAM BLAKE, Jerusalem

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

    ALBERT EINSTEIN, On Science

    Chapter One

    WHO IS YOUR IMAGINATION?

    I rest not from my great task
    To open the Eternal Worlds,
    to open the immortal Eyes
    Of Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into Eternity
    Ever expanding in the Bosom of God,
    the Human Imagination.
    Blake, Jerusalem 5:18-20

    CERTAIN WORDS in the course of long use gather so many strange connotations that they almost cease to mean anything at all. Such a word is imagination. This word is made to serve all manner of ideas, some of them directly opposed to one another. Fancy, thought, hallucination, suspicion: indeed, so wide is its use and so varied its meanings, the word imagination has no status nor fixed significance.

    For example, we ask a man to "use his imagination", meaning that his present outlook is too restricted and therefore not equal to the task. In the next breath, we tell him that his ideas are "pure imagination", thereby implying that his ideas are unsound. We speak of a jealous or suspicious person as a "victim of his own imagination", meaning that his thoughts are untrue. A minute later we pay a man the highest tribute by describing him as a "man of imagination".

    Thus the word imagination has no definite meaning. Even the dictionary gives us no help. It defines imagination as (1) the picturing power or act of the mind, the constructive or creative principle; (2) a phantasm; (3) an irrational notion or belief; (4) planning, plotting or scheming as involving mental construction.

    I identify the central figure of the Gospels with human imagination, the power which makes the forgiveness of sins, the achievement of our goals, inevitable.

    All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. John 1:3

    There is only one thing in the world, Imagination, and all our deformations of it.

    He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53:3

    Imagination is the very gateway of reality.

    "Man", said Blake, "is either the ark of God or a phantom of the earth and of the water". "Naturally he is only a natural organ subject to Sense". "The Eternal Body of Man is The Imagination: that is God himself, The Divine Body. [yod, shin, ayin; from right to the left]: Jesus: we are His Members".

    I know of no greater and truer definition of the Imagination than that of Blake. By imagination we have the power to be anything we desire to be.

    Through imagination, we disarm and transform the violence of the world. Our most intimate as well as our most casual relationships become imaginative, as we awaken to "the mystery hid from the ages" [Colossians 1:26], that Christ in us is our imagination.

    We then realize that only as we live by imagination can we truly be said to live at all.

    I want this book to be the simplest, clearest, frankest work I have the power to make it, that I may encourage you to function imaginatively, that you may open your "Immortal Eyes inwards into the Worlds of Thought" [William Blake], where you behold every desire of your heart as ripe grain "white already to harvest" [John 4:35].

    I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

    The abundant life that Christ promised us is ours to experience now, but not until we have the sense of Christ as our imagination can we experience it.

    The mystery hid from the ages... Christ in you, the hope of glory, Colossians 1:26,27, is your imagination.

    This is the mystery which I am ever striving to realize more keenly myself and to urge upon others.

    Imagination is our redeemer, "the Lord from Heaven" born of man but not begotten of man [The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed or the Symbol of Faith, 325/381 A.D.].

    Every man is Mary and birth to Christ must give.

    If the story of the immaculate conception1 and birth of Christ appears irrational to man, it is only because it is misread as biography, history, and cosmology, and the modern explorers of the imagination do not help by calling It the unconscious or subconscious mind.

    Imagination's birth and growth is the gradual transition from a God of tradition to a God of experience. If the birth of Christ in man seems slow, it is only because man is unwilling to let go the comfortable but false anchorage of tradition.

    When imagination is discovered as the first principle of religion, the stone of literal understanding will have felt the rod of Moses and, like the rock of Zion [Isaiah 28:16; Romans 9:33], issue forth the water of psychological meaning to quench the thirst of humanity; and all who take the proffered cup and live a life according to this truth will transform the water of psychological meaning into the wine of forgiveness. Then, like the good Samaritan [Luke 10:33-35], they will pour it on the wounds of all.

    The Son of God is not to be found in history, nor in any external form. He can only be found as the imagination of him in whom His presence becomes manifest.

    O, would thy heart but be a manger for His birth! God would once more become a child on earth. [Angelus Silesius, a 17th century poet]

    Man is the garden in which this only-begotten Son of God sleeps. He awakens this Son by lifting his imagination up to heaven and clothing men in godlike stature. We must go on imagining better than the best we know.

    Man in the moment of his awakening to the imaginative life must meet the test of Sonship.

    "Father, reveal Thy Son in me" [James Montgomery]

    and "It pleased God to reveal His Son in me". Galatians 1:15,16

    The supreme test of Sonship is the forgiveness of sin. The test that your imagination is Christ Jesus, the Son of God, is your ability to forgive sin. Sin means missing one's mark in life, falling short of one's ideal, failing to achieve one's aim. Forgiveness means identification of man with his ideal or aim in life. This is the work of awakened imagination, the supreme work, for it tests man's ability to enter into and partake of the nature of his opposite.

    Let the weak man say, I am strong. Joel 3:10

    Reasonably, this is impossible. Only awakened imagination can enter into and partake of the nature of its opposite.

    This conception of Christ Jesus as human imagination raises these fundamental questions: Is imagination a power sufficient, not merely to enable me to assume that I am strong, but is it also of itself capable of executing the idea?

    Suppose that I desire to be in some other place or situation. Could I, by imagining myself into such a state and place, bring about their physical realization? Suppose I could not afford the journey and suppose my present social and financial status oppose the idea that I want to realize. Would imagination be sufficient of itself to incarnate these desires? Does imagination comprehend reason? By reason, I mean deductions from the observations of the senses.

    Does it recognize the external world of facts? In the practical way of everyday life is imagination a complete guide to behaviour?

    Suppose I am capable of acting with continuous imagination, that is, suppose I am capable of sustaining the feeling of my wish fulfilled, will my assumption harden into fact?

    And, if it does harden into fact, shall I on reflection find that my actions through the period of incubation have been reasonable? Is my imagination a power sufficient, not merely to assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled, but is it also of itself capable of incarnating the idea?

    After assuming that I am already what I want to be, must I continually guide myself by reasonable ideas and actions in order to bring about the fulfillment of my assumption?

    Experience has convinced me that an assumption, though false, if persisted in, will harden into fact, that continuous imagination is sufficient for all things, and all my reasonable plans and actions will never make up for my lack of continuous imagination.

    Is it not true that the teachings of the Gospels can only be received in terms of faith and that the Son of God is constantly looking for signs of faith in people – that is, faith in their own imagination?

    Is not the promise

    Believe that ye receive and ye shall receive, Mark 11:24,

    the same as "Imagine that you are and you shall be"? Was it not an imaginary state in which Moses "Endured, as seeing Him who is invisible" [Hebrews 11:27]?

    Was it not by the power of his own imagination that he endured?

    Truth depends upon the intensity of the imagination, not upon external facts. Facts are the fruit bearing witness of the use or misuse of the imagination.

    Man becomes what he imagines. He has a self-determined history. Imagination is the way, the truth, the life revealed.

    We cannot get hold of truth with the logical mind. Where the natural man of sense sees a bud, imagination sees a rose full-blown.

    Truth cannot be encompassed by facts.

    As we awaken to the imaginative life, we discover that to imagine a thing is to make it so, that a true judgment need not conform to the external reality to which it relates.

    The imaginative man does not deny the reality of the sensuous outer world of Becoming, but he knows that it is the inner world of continuous Imagination that is the force by which the sensuous outer world of Becoming is brought to pass. He sees the outer world and all its happenings as projections of the inner world of Imagination.

    To him, everything is a manifestation of the mental activity which goes on in man's imagination, without the sensuous reasonable man being aware of it.

    But he realizes that every man must become conscious of this inner activity and see the relationship between the inner causal world of imagination and the sensuous outer world of effects.

    It is a marvelous thing to find that you can imagine yourself into the state of your fulfilled desire and escape from the jails which ignorance built.

    The Real Man is a Magnificent Imagination.

    It is this self that must be awakened.

    Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14

    The moment man discovers that his imagination is Christ, he accomplishes acts which on this level can only be called miraculous. But until man has the sense of Christ as his imagination,

    "You did not choose me, I have chosen you”, John 15:16,

    he will see everything in pure objectivity without any subjective relationship.

    Not realizing that all that he encounters is part of himself, he rebels at the thought that he has chosen the conditions of his life, that they are related by affinity to his own mental activity.

    Man must firmly come to believe that reality lies within him and not without.

    Although others have bodies, a life of their own, their reality is rooted in you, ends in you, as yours ends in God.

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    I really feel a powerful opportunity welling up.

    2019 is going to be a Year of Beginnings.

    2012-2019, was a 7 year cycle of clearing energetically.

    2019-2026 is going to be a cycle of elevation, so a brand new beginning, bringing with it a lot of momentum and forward movement.

    What will this look like on the ground?

    With the intensity of the energetics that have been going on the past few years, many of you have been coming to the end of the road in lives that you have either been struggling to maintain, or trying to make work but found that things just aren't working or sticking.

    For all of you, this is going to be a really good year to shift things forward. To create change powerfully and purposefully.

    Take care this month everyone! ❤️������������

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mWY7R0pHds


    I have not listened to this yet but I like what he said in the energy update


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly9AAmC73PA
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    [QUOTE=Dreamtimer;842005669]Jason Louv interviewed Mitch Horowitz:




    This is just a 'thing' for me, but one needs to be careful how 'human imagination is God the Creator' is interpreted. It possibly is true but one shouldn't confuse the 'self with God'. God the Creator is an integral part of our existence but it is not 'our' existence. It is the existence that is 'part' of our spiritual being that we have access to because it is an endowment of 'mind' not the physical self.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Jason Louv interviewed Mitch Horowitz:

    This is just a 'thing' for me, but one needs to be careful how 'human imagination is God the Creator' is interpreted. It possibly is true but one shouldn't confuse the 'self with God'. God the Creator is an integral part of our existence but it is not 'our' existence. It is the existence that is 'part' of our spiritual being that we have access to because it is an endowment of 'mind' not the physical self.
    The late Dr. John Mack used to put it really nicely in his presentations. He said that everything boils down to the sentence "I am God", and that it is a dangerous sentence, because all three words in it are commonly misunderstood.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Interesting Aragorn
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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