Love That Does Not Need Repair!

Dear Reader,Well, do you watch The Repair Shop?! If not, have a little look at this short video.This show has graduated from BBC2 to prime-time BBC1, and for the past week and coming week(s) has also been allocated a daily late afternoon slot on every weekday!It must be good!
There is no doubting the wonderful skills of all those several master craftsmen and women that offer their skills to providing - free of charge - repair services to the general public of their prized memorabilia. Anyone who has watched Lucia and her painting restoration and the others displaying their woodwork, mechanical or precious stones restoration capabilities would surely be bowled over by their results. I am not too bothered about the teddy bears, but they know how to repair those, too!The standard response from every satisfied customer has always been "Wow!!"This week, I choose to use The Repair Shop as a theme as I believe it brings to our notice a valuable something that I thought was on the po…

Blake and Gibran: Change Through Enlightened Education

Dear Reader,The situation that exists today calls for a certain action based on a real consciousness of what life is supposed to be about.Kahlil Gibran, the spark of poetic genius in the early 20th c., wrote:All things in this creation exist within you, and all things in you exist in creation; there is no border between you and the closest things, and there is no distance between you and the farthest things, and all things, from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, are within you as equal things. In one atom are found all the elements of the earth; in one motion of the mind are found the motions of all the laws of existence; in one drop of water are found the secrets of all the endless oceans; in one aspect of you are found all the aspects of existence.Like the mystic William Blake, the Christian yet eastern-inspired Gibran thinks that there is an entire human soul distributed to partial souls, and that man is an entity in his soul as well as in his body, and…

To Know, Or Not To Know. That Is The Question!

Dear Reader,
The unceasing toil of each succeeding day has as its aim and justification this consummation: to make one’s last days sweet and pleasant. But each day also has its evening. If the day is spent in good deeds, then the evening blesses us with deep, invigorating and refreshing sleep, the sleep about which it is said that it is akin to samadhi (oneness with the object of meditation). 
One has only a short span of life on earth. But even in this short life one can attain divine bliss by wisely and carefully using the time. Two people, in appearance the same, ostensibly of the same mould, grow under the same conditions, but one turns out to be an angel while the other stays on with their animal nature. What’s the reason for this differential development? Habits, behaviour formed out of these habits, and the character into which that behaviour has solidified. People are creatures of character. (From a discourse delivered by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a divine of India). I have been sayin…

Channeling, Watching and Absorbing

Dear Reader,For human beings on earth, the period of increasing spiritual darkness is about to end. We are going to ‘turn the corner’ and enter a phase of ascension toward the next Golden Age, when spiritual light and consciousness will dawn into the world again. The coming galactic alignment is a cosmic event that invites us to grow spiritually. It is built into the Divine Plan and identifies the time we live in as a time of rare opportunity for our growth. ... We can identify this period of shift, the Global Shift, as stretching between 1980 and 2016  ... - John Major Jenkins (in 1999).Then the Godlen Age, he says. But will it happen by itself? If - 65 years ago - someone had mentioned out loud that they were 'changing channels' I would have assumed they were talking of swimming lanes!So when, today, we change channels to watch the News, we very rarely - of course - hear about good news. It always seems to be the bad news that we tune in to listen about - or read. One recent…

The Scientific World - Understanding Its History, And Where It Is Going

Dear Reader,

I have not posted in a while, but even so, I am now posting something that is not in my words, but by a significant American physicist by the name of Alvin Drucker, in 1986. Even though he was an astute scientist (he died in his 90s in very recent years), Drucker became a spiritual man (not religious) at a mid-point in his life. In a very frightening near-death experience when piloting his own small plane, he was miraculously guided home away from near-disaster.

Drucker firstly talks here about some of the eminent scientists of the West, who by their dedication and genius had significantly affected the course of human progress. Prominent among these were, he said, Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein, who he feels represented the central thrust of Western Science over the past four centuries. 

This is a brilliant article in my view as it summarises the inner development of man since the Middle Ages very succinctly. However - and I feel loathe in some ways to state this a…