Third Eye Discernment–A preamble to the Daily Word “Discernment”

Third Eye Discernment—A Model (first verse not my own composition, found)

Your regular two eyes see the picture.
The third eye sees the beauty.
Your regular two eyes see the badge.
The third eye see the duty.
Your regular two eyes sees the word.
The third eye sees the definition.
Your regular two eyes see the paper.
The third eye see the composition.
Your regular eyes see what is concrete.
The third eye see the subtle,the abstract, the discreet.

The regular two eyes see the dark. (c) 2014 Sdiane Adamz-Bogus,ak Shariananda)
The third eye any shadow shatters
Your regular two eyes see the light.
Your Third eye knows which most matters.
The regular eyes like an ear hears the heartbeat
The third eye sees with kind, positive intent
The regular two eyes see the outcome
The Third eye foresees where truth is bent
Your regular two eyes are blessed with God-given- vision
Your third eye assigns no judgment as harsh decision.

Here’s your Daily Word

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
DISCERNMENT
In the Silence, I find the answers I seek.
When I need guidance, I go directly to the source of divine wisdom. I close my eyes and relax into my breath. I gently release the chatter in my mind, letting thoughts drift away like faint clouds sweeping across a blue sky. Settling into this silent place of peace, I find the all-knowing mind of God. I ask, rest, and listen.

God’s will is always for the highest good of all concerned. It reveals next steps that unfold easily without force or manipulation. Divine guidance nudges me toward my good. I recognize its wisdom as an inner knowing and a feeling of peace in having received the answers I seek.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.–Romans 12:2

Getting More, Having More, Being More-

Getting More, Having More, Being More

I do not suppose any of us ever has enough money. Even the millionaires we hear about continue to invest and increase the size of their wealth. I have never seriously tried to become a millionaire because money seems to obligate one to take care of it and spend it. That latter of which means doing things, and buying more and more things. And with each outlay of cash or effort one adds responsibilities to your daily life. For example: If you buy wood, then you need an ax, if you buy an ax, after you chop wood, then you need a barrow, if you buy a barrow, then you need gloves for your hands to handle the weight of the barrow. If you get gloves, then you need a place to keep them or wash them or when to replace them. You get my drift? Things begat things.

Some people are equipped to handle loads of responsibility:car(s), house(s) insurance(s) purchases for the house and family, debt, and children, plans for education, and maintainence of it all. Most of us are not those people; most of us are ordinary working folk or professionals who appropriate our earnings into budgets and focus on management. If we can do this, we create holidays and other discretionary amusements for ourselves, our families, or we travel, make hobby purchases, and save for a rainy day or/and or retirement.

To me my life is simpler when I have only what is sufficient and timely for my needs.
This does not mean living small nor living frugally. It means living good and without the stress of too much. I get all of my needs met and many of my wants without spending too much energy acquiring either.

Some needs are constant; others arise with the sun of each new day. Housing, food, clothing, touch, safety, mobility, and community are constant. Quanity, Quality, and Circumstance of those needs vary. But even the homeless find shelter (rarely ideal but no less than the birds of the air and the foxes in their holes). Wherever our consciousness is, there will be our supply.

So when the Unity doctrine asserts that “all our needs are met” and that “we need not fret over those needs or wants’, one can take the spiritual truth of it as living truth. If you have lived through, survived or other wise transformed your life from a time of being without or in need to this current time, then you can be sure it will happen again. As long as you have life in your body, you will be taken care of and you will come back to balance. Money is not everything, but being grateful for the least of it, and any other blessing of good will serve as a multiplier. And remember, God may not come when you want Him(her/it), but He)she/it) is always on time. Here’s the Daily Word:

Monday, April 14, 2014
PROSPERITY
I am grateful for God’s abundant good.
If ever I fear I don’t have enough, I remember the story of the prophet Elisha and the poor widow. Elisha advised the widow to fear not, but to recognize what she had. He blessed the small amount of oil in her home and had her gather more vessels in preparation for its increase. Oil flowed, every available vessel was filled, and the widow was able to provide for her family.

Prosperity was demonstrated through the widow’s gratitude, faith, and action; the good she prepared for came to her. I demonstrate prosperity as I bless and appreciate all I have and make room for more. All I need flows freely to me. As I receive with faith the riches of God’s kingdom, abundance is mine.

Then go in, and shut the door behind you and your children, and start pouring into all these vessels; when each is full, set it aside.—2 Kings 4:4

 

He walks with me and talks with me and tells me I am His own

He walks with me and talks with me and tells me I am His own.” This is a line from a church hymn I sang as a youth, “In the Garden” and I still bound to it and it to me as the Love of God in all of  its many permutations has come with me and followed me and protected me to this very moment

We are so close to the Easter holiday, and this year I have not been drawn to the traditions I have always followed–sending cards with resurrection messages or rabbbits and colored eggs. I have not observed the Lenten season, and I do not plan to attend church on Easter Sunday. I feel it within, this bubbling, exquisite born again kind of enthusiasm. I spoke of it yesterday, and you can read it in my timeline or at my blog site:www.sdiane.com. I wish you the best and the peace of Christ. Here’s the Daily Word from Unity .
Saturday, April 12, 2014
COMFORT
I rest in Spirit, and I am comforted.
Life is unpredictable, and sometimes, I may feel frustrated or disappointed by unexpected events. I may feel hurt by the words or actions of others, or fearful due to an accident or illness. Yet through it all, I count on the love and comfort of Spirit.

I am empowered by the spirit of God within, giving me courage and wisdom to brave any hardship. I hone in on what is working well in my life, while facing challenges with strength. I know that even the most difficult situations bring blessings.

I rest in the comfort of Spirit, listening for guidance and finding the answers I seek. I am reassured, soothed, and consoled. Peace fills my soul.

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.”—Isaiah 41:13

Birth and Renewal–Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Birth and Renewal

From 1988 through 2002 I practiced Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. I chanted nam myoho renge kyo for up to 5 hours a day. I had some trouble with the rite of kneeling before my budsedan with the Gohonzon inside and focussing on the Japanese characters that encased the venerablel phrase. I saw things in my Gohonzon as I focussed into the center of the scroll. I had visions and heard new thought as they passed through my mind, and, as promised, I saw myself in the mirror of my own consciousness. I discovered traits within myself that I did not like and I would stumble upon old memories and incidents that brought these truths to my attention. Sometimes, they came as a relief and an “ah-ha!” I understood something that had long puzzled me. Other times I would feel great remorse and shame for my behavior or way of thinking. But no matter what, I came away from my chanting with a sound clearing, a renewed energy. I often stripped away those layers of regret and self-denigration. I matured. I accepted my own culpability and responsibility and forgave myself. I also healed and grew wise.

I still chant, though I returned my Gonhonzon to the Sokka Gai Kai(NSA). I never quite made peace with my Christianity as I practiced Nicherin Shoshu because of my old training from the ten commandments “Thou Shalt Have No Other God Before Me!” But the truth was, I got a great deal from the practice; I just had problems with the form. So I gave up the form and kept the practice. This day I have chanted for 30 minutes before doing my normal silent meditation and prayers for the world and all –including you. It is a balanced action of sound purification, focus, supplication and gratitude, and inner reflection. This tells me I have transformed my spiritual upbringing and training into a practice that fulfills and directs me. In having done so or shall I say, in having arrived at this recognition, I feel new and aware of where I have come from, and what I am bringing with me. Today I accept my own wholeness. May all your spiritual journeys bring you to yourself time and again,feeling more empowered for the travel. Here’s your Daily Word from Unity.
Friday, April 11, 2014
BIRTH
With each new insight, I am born anew.
Our physical birth is the beginning of our time on Earth, yet it also marks the end of a period of gestation or development. Whether a newborn emerging from its mother’s womb or a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, every being experiences this process of development and birth.

While my physical body was born only once, my spiritual nature continuously seeks fuller expression. With each new insight or revelation, with each new period of growth, I am born anew.

I am a spiritual being. I am the love of God in expression. In times of growth, challenge, or change, Spirit expands in me. My time on Earth may be limited, but my spiritual Self is eternal and ever-renewing.

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.—John 3:6

Success and God’s Will

Success and God’s Will

Today I have great news–job offers! hahahah
I enrolled on onlinecasting two days ago and I have two opportunties today.
I affirm God’s good for my life. I am grateful for my part in sending his love into the world and for everyday that I live. I am glad for my laughter and I am estactic about his grace . May your prayers be answered. Shari
Here’s the Daily Word from Unity:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
AFFIRMATION
I affirm the absolute good of God.
The words I speak and write carry energy and power, so I choose them with care and clear purpose. When I speak words that express Truth, I set in motion the energy of prayer. My chosen words are sacred. What I send into the world returns to me multiplied.

I boldly declare my good, speaking in life-affirming ways about myself and others. I live an empowered life of confidence and optimism. God is the only power at work within my mind, soul, and body, and this power is invincible.

My affirmations demonstrate my faith in the absolute good of God. I speak with certainty, clarity, and positive expectation.

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose.—Isaiah 55:11

Preamble to the Unity Daily Word:Consciousness

Consciousness in My Sleep

This morning I woke up crying. I had had a dream that a little child was being threatened by a mean man and the child could be killed. I heard the child’s voice say, “Please Mr. I didn’t do nothing to you.” Then I awoke. Before the twin towers came down, the day before I found mysself crying like one in grief for no reason. I later realized I was tuned in to the imminent tragic bombing of the World Trade Center. In a few nights recently I have awaken under duress. I am starting to think I wander into the future and hover around, picking up bits and pieces of unfolding things. Sometimes I find yself fighting for the rights of others;sometimes, I am giving somebody the riot act for their part in injustice. I seem to be some crusader and fierce advocate. Some nights I even fall out of the bed or strike out and yell at my detractors. It’s deep.
I understand my gift of foresight best when I am awake, but I begin to wonder now if I am a sleeping prophet and if I ought to see if I can work with others in my sleep to effect wellness. Got any ideas? Here’s your Daily Word

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
CONSCIOUSNESS
I see the dawn of a new day.
My life is a reflection of my consciousness. If I am feeling unhappy with my circumstances, I don’t linger in disappointment or discouragement, but rather I rejoice in the discovery that I can change my life by shifting my consciousness. If I don’t like the film that is playing, I can change the reel!

To shift my consciousness, I examine my beliefs. Do I believe I am deserving and loved? Do I believe I am one with God? I discard any unsupportive self-talk and affirm: I deserve all the good God has for me. I am whole, confident, and strong through the power of God within me. I repeat this practice until my consciousness shifts and I see the dawn of a new day.

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ … may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know…

Copenhagen Zoo and the Destiny of Mother Nature

Copenhagen Zoo and the Destiny of Mother Nature

You may have heard of the bruhahah over the culling of a young giraffe at the Copenhagen zoo some weeks ago. You may have heard how people condemned the zoo-keepers for what appeared to be a brutal, insenstivie further act–that of giving the dead giraffe’s body to several lions to eat. The worst was that incidental children and unsuspecting adults were made unwitting witnesses to the autopsy of the giraffe and the lions’ feast later. I was one of the people outraged by the whole thing. I signed the online petitition and railed online against the apparent callousness of the entire decision by the zoo-keepers. I am still not over the shock, but it has been revealed that many zoos, under the unction of a world zoo organization take such actions to reduce their herds of aging, unblendable, or sick animals. I do not believe I have ever thought about what happens to excess, ill, or otherwise unkeepable animals. But I still do not like the idea of just killing them, humanely or not.

Last week, for good reason approved by a governing zoological-keepers organization, the Copenhagen zoo killed several of the lions that had eaten the dead giraffee. The beat goes on. And I kid you not. Today ,I went to the Copenhagen zoo with my Danish class. We students were to have written a piece in Danish about an animal of our choice. We were to give that report on camera in front of our classmates. I wrote about the elephant. Oddly enough, I was less cross about the infamous zoo decisions as I wandered from exhibition to exhibition. I love animals. They have so much to teach us. But I was given a shock when I saw a decapitated head of a horse being eaten by a scavenging bird that flew in from elsewhere. It occurred to me that this is the way of life in the wild and the zoo cannot change the intent of nature to feed itself.

But I think now, animals have no place in zoos. No matter how generous the space or appropriate to their environment, at the end of the day, they cannot roam free as they do in the wild, taking their chances and flowing with nature as it dictates. The giraffe, the elephant, the tiger, the bear, the leopard, the camel, these are peripathetic animals. Our efforts to preserve them for our education and to conserve their existence just denies them the destiny of Mother Nature. Seals, hippopatomus, otters, sharks and snakes need the far flowing waters to exercise of their impulses. It hurts me as a living being to think of having my life circumscribed in such a way. Remember the fb photo of the little African girl child in a zoo stall being feed treats by a not-of-color crowd as if she were a little monkey? That reaches down into me and stirs my fundamental passion against racial superiorities and for soul born freedom. It so rankles me that it fires my Voice. Hence this speil. I forgive the zoo. I forgive all zoos and zoo-keepers. But I think I am done with them for this lifetime. I cannot support the limitations of the animals nor the certified practices of the zoo-keepers world wide. This, I believe to be my Guidance for today. Here’s the Daily Word:

Thursday, April 3, 2014
GUIDANCE
I claim the wisdom of divine guidance.
If I lose my way while traveling, I stop to get my bearings. Likewise, on my journey through life, if I stumble or feel uncertain, I pause to re-center myself. I do not allow fear or anxiety to take over my thoughts. With each calming breath, I claim the wisdom of divine guidance, always available in that peaceful place within.

As I breathe, I release thoughts that I may be lacking anything necessary for my good. I affirm: As I let go of the tension of uncertainty, I claim the wisdom of God’s guidance. Nothing is more powerful than Divine Mind. I am one with its infinite wisdom.

As I speak these words of Truth in prayer, I open the way for the guidance I seek.

Your words have supported those who were stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.—Job 4:4

 

By the way here’s what I wrote about the elephant–elementary–my dears–elementary

 

Elefanten

Elefanten kommer fra prehistorisk tid. De er storste dyr i hele verden.

De kommer fra Saharan-Afrika, Syd Asien og Sydoest Asien.

De kan blive 4 m høj og veje 7000 kg.

Elefanten har et unik ansigt, ører, og krop. Deres ansigt har en lang snabel. De bruger den til at drikker, og hente, og vejrtraekning. Deres ører er også store .De bruger ørerne til at afkøle kroppen.

Elefanten fra Afrika har store ører  og konkav ryge.  Men den asiatiske elefant har små ører og  en flad ryg.

Elefanten spiser blade, og grene og salt. De bliver nær vandet. De elsker vand fordi  deres skind er meget følsom.

Elefanten lever ikke  sammen han og hun. Moren er “cows”. Faren er ”bulls”. Gruppen er ledet af en kvinde. Hun hedder den ”matriarch.” Normalt,  er hun den ældste.

Elefanten kan leve op til  70 år i det vilde. De kommunikere med berøring, syn, lugt, og lyde;

Elefanten er intelligent. De taenker,og elsker familien, og andre elefanten.

De er kendt for at huske, og skubbe ting, og elsker deres unger og ældre.

Den Afrikanske elefant er truet paa grund af  ivory trade. De er draebt for deres stood taender (ivory tusks). Deres levested er også i fare.