Discussion between Norske and me (Pete), Post: Angelical Atheism, on Thom Hartmann’s Message Board:
Norske: By any chance did you partake of LSD or Magic Mushrooms in your youth?
Pete: Fair question. After reading Inside Ivy several years ago, my daughter, Crystal, asked me if I had been on drugs. The answer is, “no.” However, I’ve taken LSD four times and smoked marijuana that did more than make me dizzy, three times in my life. In the Air Force (1959-1964), my drug of choice was alcohol, which I consumed as a social lubricant almost daily . It was a crutch that provided me with much relief from habitual fears and inhibitions. Just before leaving the Air Force, I had a revelation while lying on the ground under the stars. I decided to go back to school even though I hated it (I hate authority), and I decided to end my dependence on alcohol before it destroyed me. If people couldn’t accept me the way I was, I’d just have to live with it!
Here’s a list of my experiences:
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com/
YouTube has a series of videos put together by Dean Radin. (Short Bio: Dean Radin, PhD, is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.) He concludes that between discoveries in Quantum Physics and personal experience, many academics are coming to believe in the psychic nature of mankind.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we UNconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Be the God within you and bless us all with the energy of unconditional love!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!