Posts Tagged ‘mankind’
In the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the titular character declares himself a “child of chance.” He is doomed to a tragic fate, it seems.
But tellingly, the trauma only becomes apparent when it is too late. Then Oedipus realizes that despite his efforts to thwart destiny he has actually run headlong into it. Oedipus finally realizes that it was his lot to live a sad life, and die a terrible death.
Oedipus was a proud man, an overachiever and a potent symbol for modern mankind, who indulges in the folly that we have created our temporary, puny edifices to exist forever; who believe that we have engineered our own destiny. Let’s pause to examine some of Oedipus’s achievements.
He ruled over one of the most powerful city states in ancient Greece and he purged the land of a lethal beast. Oedipus reminds us of all that we can achieve using our wits and determination. Read the rest of this entry »
Being an old soul has nothing to do with physical maturity, but rather with the maturity or evolutionary state of the soul of a specific person. The ‘Old Soul’ is in the fifth level of soul evolution, and it’s the very last reincarnation phase the soul goes through.
According to the Michael Teachings we all start as infant souls, then progress to baby souls, young souls, mature souls, and then finally old souls. In other words, a newborn baby may be an old soul and have a parent that is a baby soul. It’s all about how many previous lives you’ve had and just how much you’ve learned from each of those lives.
Many self-help gurus will espouse the virtues, the sheer righteousness if you will, of deserving to be happy. You deserve to be happy? What does this truly even mean? (meant to be read in a most sarcastic tone of voice with a slight touch of incredulity thrown in for good measure).
I take umbrage, I cry foul to this so called deservedness. What makes you so special? For that matter, what makes me so special? None of us deserve to be happy any more so than the next guy or girl.
People, living breathing people, are being subjected to atrocities all over our planet in ways that some of us cannot even bear to think about, because we’d never sleep cozy in our beds at night if we did. Aren’t these people deserving of this ‘happiness’ also? They often times don’t experience it, because of someone else’s pursuit of happiness. Read the rest of this entry »
I was doing a reading today and I began channeling information that I believe is very relevant to all of us. I was talking to a woman about the conflict in her life, especially related to relationships. She has continually cycled through similar scenarios is her relationships, and did not understand why.
This was the message that was channeled for this situation:
“Conflict produces evolution. If conflict discontinued at one point in our evolutionary process on your planet, the highest form of life would be bacteria. There is a need for conflict to bring forth evolution. Read the rest of this entry »
Here, where I live, not many of us feel comfortable, or are too grieved by the state of the violence to talk or mention it. And if not spoken about, in our minds, perhaps rightly so it does not exist. It is like the mass version of the Heisenberg principle – the idea that if we do not see something, it does not exist. This may be a state in physics, which ended up in the idea that molecules define the charge once we have perceived them, yet it is not the same of our planet, our global selves, our networked economies and ecologies, the resolution of the future, the solution for all persons. Read the rest of this entry »
Apart from obvious perceptions that differ from country to country, studies have indicated that across the planet, all facial expressions and responses to emotional triggers are identical. This means that across language barriers, for the most part, the perception of emotional states is approximately the same.
There are six fundamental emotional states: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, and surprise. This theory was posited by Charles Darwin, and even if obvious to us now, it was probably a highly contentious idea at the time.
This would have been contentious during colonial times – it being a time of meeting of discoveries of new cultures due to inventions and improvements in the machine and industrial world. The emerging powers had the steam engine patented and sold only to their allies, and with this knowledge, our world opened up to new cultures and societies. With steam we could now power ourselves across the oceans. Read the rest of this entry »
There appears to be a worldwide shift towards approving same sex marriages, or at least some form of an identical gender union, in many countries all over the world. I honestly do not think that this trend is simply because we know more about what other nations are doing via the Internet. I believe this is part and parcel of the millennium shift to the Age of Aquarius.
As a triple Aquarius I can assure you that this astrological sign is associated with philanthropy, veracity, perseverance, electricity, computers, freedom, humanitarianism, idealists, flight, democracy, modernization, astrology, nervous disorders, rebellion, humanity, nonconformity, and irresolution. Of those 17 factors, how many can be tied to same sex marriages, and how? Read the rest of this entry »
The first year anniversary of 9/11 I will never forget. I was taking my evening walk, and all of a sudden I heard like a rumbling like thunder. I said, “Gee, it doesn’t really look like rain coming,” but the rumbling grew louder, and louder. And then I saw the V-formation of the US Air Force fighter jets. They were low in the sky, they passed over me. I became pretty emotional and started to cry. It was not a sad cry, I was just so taken by it all. It may sound corny, but at that moment I felt so proud to be an American, and to be living in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »