When i say i’m “spiritually advanced” i don’t mean it in the arrogant i know everything and all the epidemiological truths of this world because technically no one really does except maybe…
Ahh back to spirituality.. What a wonderful place..
Fucking capitalism had me twisted.
I feel we should worship life. We are extensions of the creator. Everything you see is a reflection of the Creator; so in a sense yes.
How to worship depends on the individual. My form of worship is helping people who are in need to the best of my ability. Try to be thankful during the dark periods of life, and keeping in my heart/mind that it’s all for a greater purpose. Gazing at the sun, moon, and stars. Walking barefooted when I get a chance; absorbing the energy of earth beneath my feet while feeling and acknowledging the grass between my toes. Following and listening to my soul/heart; while not living in fear. Being in tuned and aligned with my higher self. Stimulating my mind, body, and soul. Live my truth in full acceptance.
Just appreciating all forms of existence; because it is the Creator.
Truth of reality lies in the objectivity of the ego which coincides with truth toward the self.
As if cancer, heart disease and other diseases were not enough motivation to make quitting smoking your New Year’s resolution, here’s another wake-up call: New research published in the January 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that smoking disrupts the circadian clock function in both the lungs and the brain. Translation: Smoking ruins productive sleep, leading to cognitive dysfunction, mood disorders, depression and anxiety.
"This study has found a common pathway whereby cigarette smoke impacts both pulmonary and neurophysiological function. Further, the results suggest the possible therapeutic value of targeting this pathway with compounds that could improve both lung and brain functions in smokers," said Irfan Rahman, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. "We envisage that our findings will be the basis for future developments in the treatment of those patients who are suffering with tobacco smoke-mediated injuries and diseases.
Rahman and colleagues found that tobacco smoke affects clock gene expression rhythms in the lung by producing parallel inflammation and depressed levels of brain locomotor activity. Short- and long- term smoking decreased a molecule known as SIRTUIN1 (SIRT1, an anti-aging molecule) and this reduction altered the level of the clock protein (BMAL1) in both lung and brain tissues in mice. A similar reduction was seen in lung tissue from human smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They made this discovery using two groups of mice which were placed in smoking chambers for short-term and long-term tobacco inhalation. One of the groups was exposed to clean air only and the other was exposed to different numbers of cigarettes during the day. Researchers monitored their daily activity patterns and found that these mice were considerably less active following smoke exposure.
Scientists then used mice deficient in SIRT1 and found that tobacco smoke caused a dramatic decline in activity but this effect was attenuated in mice that over expressed this protein or were treated with a small pharmacological activator of the anti-aging protein. Further results suggest that the clock protein, BMAL1, was regulated by SIRT1, and the decrease in SIRT1 damaged BMAL1, resulting in a disturbance in the sleep cycle/molecular clock in mice and human smokers. However, this defect was restored by a small molecule activator of SIRT1.
"If you only stick to one New Year’s resolution this year, make it quitting smoking," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. “Only Santa Claus has a list longer than that of the ailments caused or worsened by smoking. If you like having a good night’s sleep, then that’s just another reason to never smoke.”
THE SEVEN BODIES OF MAN
In correspondence to the Laws of the Seven Planes.
1.Man has, first, his solid physical body of low-frequency vibrations (an instrument or switchboard through which he contacts physical things). It is made up of the material of the physical plane world, a body containing chemicals in liquid, solid, and gaseous state. This body is interpenetrated by another body which is …its counterpart, and is made up of four of the ethers.
2.Secondly, he owns a body of ether which is constituted by a fine web through which the electric and radiating life forces are fed into his physical body from the outer universe. It interpenetrates the first body by reason of its higher and finer vibrations, and acts as an intermediary between it and the outer ether.
3.Thirdly, he owns an ‘astral’ or ‘ghost’ body, interpenetrating the other two, and having much the same high speed of movement like electricity, at which speed he can travel when polarized entirely in the astral body (as in sleep). It is in full action when he is roused, excited, afraid, or full of desire—these feelings being, as we know, sometimes quite divorced from and stronger than the reasoning of our physical mind. As previously mentioned, it is possible for man to separate his astral body from his physical body and wander about in it. Such an astral body can be seen by the astral eyes of another person, who will speak of it as a ‘ghost’.
4.Fourthly, there is his mental body, and well-known instances of thought-telepathy travelling right across the world in the space of a few seconds prove to us the speed at which we can function while in this body. We often hear of cases of people appearing to their friends at the moment of their death (dopplegangers), although living in a distant land. In addition, it is also why if we can contact the higher strata of the mind-world or Mental Plane by training the corresponding parts of our brains (as all the sages have endeavored to do), we shall gain inconceivable knowledge.
5.Man’s spiritual body is composed of the finest and most high frequency vibrations of all, and can for that reason take control of all the lower ones. It can travel so fast that it can appear to be ‘everywhere at once’. When man can consciously function in his spirit-body he is able finally to conquer time and space, which only belong to a seventh part of the universe, the Physical Plane.
6.Center of Power - Heart Chakra (balance)
(discussed in greater detail within the source text)
7.Link with Wisdom - Crown Chakra (clairvoyance)
(discussed in greater detail within the source text)
It is very hard for present-day materially minded man to visualize these ‘planes’ and ‘bodies’. But he must not allow his brain to remain inferior to that of the early races. The people of Ancient Kemet (Egypt) were quite at home with this knowledge, and drew and named the different ‘bodies’ of man on tombs and Frescoes.
According to some authorities, they symbolized them as follows:
”KAT” – the Physical Body. Symbolized as a curled up dead fish, perhaps the most physical of all creatures.
”KA” – the Etheric double. Symbolized as the vehicle or holder of the body, by a breast and two upstretched arms.
”BA” – the Astral Body. Symbolized by a human-headed bird, a bird being a ‘traveller through space’.
The knowledge of these early peoples was astonishing! They understood so completely the power of mind over matter. One outstanding instance of this is seen in their feats of building, still incomprehensible to us. It is said that they were able to wield the spirit-force over astral and physical substance and create entities to attach to the tombs, to guard them for centuries.
Present-day scientists are busy exploding atoms with magnetic and electric force, but so far the results of their efforts have been dubious, because of the poisonous by-products produced.* Perhaps they are doing things the wrong way round, using physical-plane instruments of low vibrations to try to control higher vibrations. They might do better if they could train the only high-powered instrument they possess—the mind—as did ancient scientists. The true alchemists tried to use the burning force of the concentrated mind as the crucible in which they could distil the elixir of life from gold. (i.e. Monoatomic Gold)
Fire can burn up anything of lower vibration than itself. The mind can control fire, being of a higher vibration. There are many authentic cases of people who can contact fire without being burnt and can be pierced by knives without shedding blood. The mind can act very quickly on matter but the spirit can act instantaneously, rearranging the vibrations and re-forming them. This fact is probably the basis of the performance of ‘miracles’ and ‘faith-healing’.
It is natural to be skeptical about many of these things, but he who is wise will keep an open mind until he has fairly tested the various proofs available to him.
*The Secret of the Atomic Age, Vera Stanley Alder.
“Human body energy flux metabolism:
Note: that the lower dantian (the gut region just below the navel)) forms the bioenergetic base of the human body. Qicong masters can draw energy from this body region and direct it to other parts of their body or to other people via their hands (or - allegedly - their primal eye).”
Question: What is the difference between the mind
and the Self?
Maharshi : There is no difference.
The mind turned inward is the Self;
turned outward, it becomes the ego and all the world.
Cotton made into various clothes we call by various names.
Gold made into various ornaments we call by various names.
But all the clothes are cotton
And all the ornaments gold.
The one is real, the many are mere names and forms.