Peace shall come to the pure heart and
to those who seek to love and to give glory to God!



There is one universe and we are in it.
There is one spirit and we are all a part of it.

The universe in composed of vibrating particles of energy and empty space.  The more slowly the particles vibrate the more solid they appear to be.

There is only one kind of energy. (yang)
We experience it as moving (yang) or still (yin).

What we experience as the material world is matter coming into being, matter being, and matter going out of being.

As individual entities we exist in a “soup of vibrating particles.” We each emanate our own individual vibration, plus we are constantly affected by the emanations of other entities.

There is no way, the way is made by walking.

Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life's  mission, and balance past, present and future in the now.  Shape shift that old reality and become your future self.  Stagnation is over!  New beginnings have taken root.
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." -- Albert Einstein

There are two basic questions that each person must resolve for themselves:

One is:  Does the universe have meaning?
and the other is: Is the universe friendly?

Whatever your answers are to these two questions, these are the basic assumptions from which you are operating in the world.

Most religions are based on the assumption that the universe has meaning, and that humans have some role in the unfoldment of that meaning.  Science does not look for meaning.  Life without meaning is a closed system.  People do better with a sense of purpose.  There is something to live for, some reason to be.

Not all religions promote the idea of the universe being friendly.  Some place more emphasis on eternal torment.  How I respond to events and people in my life is largely a result of thinking that the universe is on my side.

I was reading a book about UFO's (Lure of the Edge by Brenda Denzler) and in it she was discussing the way scientist's view the way that human beings think:

"They described the ways in which the human cognitive processes are biased toward misperceiving random events as having discernable patterns, toward organizing events into cause and effect schemes, and toward seeing further events as confirming patterns and schemes that have already been mentally constructed, all of which leads most people to see what they want to see."

I am quite of the opposite mind of these researchers who feel that finding patterns is a mis-perception of reality.  Finding those patterns is part of the creative process.  We are beings who love to find meanings in everything that happens.  Our meanings are more real to us than the events themselves.

We use meaning to bring order to what appears as an endless stream of randomly occurring events.  We organize events into "cause and effect" patterns.

What's the most exciting idea I know about? 

It has to do with thoughts creating reality.  People have been saying that thoughts create reality for a long time. When I really started to investigate this topic, I found I had a lot of new questions to answer:

What is the nature of the reality that my thoughts create?

How do my thoughts create reality?  If my thoughts create reality when do I stop creating misery and start creating joy?  How do I go about affecting it?

It was Ira Progoff in his book At A Journal Workshop who originally gave me the idea of mapping the subconscious mind.  Having lived to that point with most of my attention placed on the outer world, I was surprised to find my "inner landscape" full of pictures and imaginings.  Allowing my self to wander through these inner landscapes for years, and explore them via art and journaling, Shamanic journeys, regressions, and meditations, I have collected a body of works, writings and images that speak to me.  This exploration is my personal journey, but it may encourage you to begin or continue your own.


The Top 10 Ways To Surrender To The Flow

1. Get that there IS a flow and that it's bigger than you are.

2. When facing a problem, seek to solve it immediately, taking the path of least resistance.

3. Get that you don't know what you don't know, but that the flow does. Trust.

4. Get that the physical universe never lies. If something is "off," so are you.

5. Seek to understand your environment and it's affects on you, even more than seeking to understand yourself.

6. Get that your body often knows more than you mind or heart does. Listen to your body if you're not sure what to do.

7. Get that there is an ebb and flow; sometimes it's wise to do nothing.

8. Get that the flow changes and you'll need to adapt with it.

9. Get that you affect the flow around you, even though the flow around you is bigger than you.

10. Get that you want to BECOME the flow, not just be carried along BY the flow.

Thomas J. Leonard
Copyright 2000 by Thomas J. Leonard.


"Somatic symptoms express the soul's painful wounds and obstructions. The rational mind is incapable of deciding what is best for the soul. The mind can discover what is needed only by listening to and reflecting upon the subtle movement of the soul as it expresses itself in bodily sensations, feelings, emotions, images, ideas, and dreams."  - Robert M. Stein, BODY AND PSYCHE

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