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Project X Newsletter Expanded, issue #53

March 12, 2001

1. Opening Words - Alexander Aldarow
2. The Awakening - anonymous / author unknown
3. Change - What Is It? - Doug Lewis
4. Ten Steps To Contacting Your Higher Self - Asoka Selvarajah
5. Disappearance Not Yet Solved - Justin
6. Relationships And True Loves - Lady Isis
7. The Search For Meaning - Asoka Selvarajah
8. Be - Do - Have - Mark Andrews
9. Book Recommendation: "Time Trials" - Gail Evans
10. Closing Words



Opening Words    (view on a separate page)
Author: Alexander Aldarow    (all articles by this author)

First of all, I'd like to start with sincere apologies to all of our loyal readers. Me, the editor, had to spend a week struggling with exams, then another two weeks in the army. This is why you haven't received the Project X Newsletter for over a month - but worry not, for as we all were awaiting for the next issue to see the light, many thought-provoking articles have accumulated in my mailbox, to provide you the ultimate pleasure of challenging reading.

But before I free the stage to our authors, a small thought that occurred to me a while. Have you had a chance these two movies: "Matrix" and "Dark City"? In both of them, a race of robots or aliens has created an illusionary reality for subdued humans, in order to, respectively, exploit or experiment on them. In both stories, however, The One has appeared among the mind-numbed people, a man with the same ability to alter/control the reality as that of the robotic/extraterrestrial suppressors, and he was able to fight them off with it. The question, unanswered directly in the movies, was: how, despite the suppressors' seemingly unbeatable superiority, such powerful, freeing soul has appeared nonetheless?

And since the movies are modern-days fables, their moral, the answer is this: human spirit always prevails.

Look at the countries around the world, the drastic changes they governing systems went through the last 100 years. Revolts, civil wars, dethronings, the collapse of old values and ideologies. Sure, the Earth is still far from being an ideal place, notwithstanding - the people has enough, enough if oppression, enough of being told what to do and how to think. The situations that has been boiling - or festering - for decades, are now exploding in tyrannic leaders' faces. Human spirit is the one of free will, free choice, it cannot be chained forever, no matter how strong the ideologies are rooted, or how advanced the technology of aliens in "Dark City" is. Someone will always appear, who can also do the Tuning (see the movie).

Who can beat the Matrix.

And now, on with the show.


The Awakening    (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Author: anonymous / author unknown    (all articles by this author)

"A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on and, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world through new eyes.

You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that there is no Prince Charming and no Cinderella and that in the real world there aren't always fairy tale ending (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.

You awaken to the fact that your are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are... and that's OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions)

And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval. You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn't do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it's not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance. You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their short comings and human frailties and in the process a sense of peace & contentment is born of forgiveness.

You realize that much of the way you view yourself, and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into you psyche. And you begin to sift through all the crap you've been fed about how you should behave, how you should look and how much you should weigh, what you should wear and where you should shop and what you should drive, what you should believe, how and where you should live and what you should do for a living, who you should sleep with, who you should marry and what you should expect of a marriage, the importance of having and raising children or what you owe your parents. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. And you begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for. You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with and in the process you learn to go with your instincts. You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive.

And that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for the next fix. You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a by gone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build your life.

You learn that you don't know everything; it's not your job to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.

Then you learn about love, Romantic love and familial love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away. You learn not to project your needs or your feeling onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the person on your arm or the child that bears your name. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn that just as people grow and change so it is with love... and you learn that alone does not mean lonely. And you look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you are not a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with image inside your head and agonizing over how you "stack up."

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that feelings of entitlement are perfectly OK... and that it is your right to want things and to ask for the things that you want... and that sometimes it is necessary to make demands.

You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won't settle for less. And, you allow only the hands of a lover who cherishes you to glorify you with his/her, touch... and in the process you internalize the meaning of self-respect. And you learn that your body really is your temple, and you begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear. And just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play. You learn that for the most part, in life you get what you believe you deserve... and that much of life truly is self-fulfilling prophecy. You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different from working toward making it happen. More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance.

The Awakening... author unknown"


Change - What Is It?    (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Author: Doug Lewis    (all articles by this author)

This is a diary entry that transpired as a result of a question concerning change. I had never really ever thought of change before - have you? Anyway questions are my ~(Wave)~ trigger so it was time I suppose to consider change - why not?

Reference : "Brain Wave Diary" (01/25/01)

Change - what is it?

Before letting over to ~(Wave)~, I would say this from a prior question answered. There are certain things that are unavoidable in the absolute (material) sense. Gravity may be one good example. Gravity a gentle but unrelenting force bearing down equally upon all and everything upon this planets surface.

It is an immutable force - one of the LAWS.

On one side of the gravity coin is a picture of slow but certain bending, braking, tearing down, wearying never-ending force and agent of unwelcome change. No matter how rugged, strong or powerful, sooner or later gravity will break everything down in its gentle but deadly embrace.

On the other side of gravities coin there is a picture of a ever helping hand, a reliable source of predictability allowing us to engage the mighty and powerful resource of weight to our daily lives. How much relies on the gentle caress of gravity - one of the priceless yet free resources of our world - where would we be without gravity, one of our greatest allies in effecting welcomed change?

When something is unavoidable and continuous - what sense is it to fight it, to be ever angry at its presence, to be resentful or ill tempered with it. I would say "No sense at all". This state would be one of perpetual misery - and for what good purpose. Best then to examine the merit side of every coin and extract from it all benefit and give thanks for the gift.

Gravity then is one like CHANGE, another LAW, unavoidable and with two sides to choose from.

But what is change?

Change could be said to be everything. If there are a trillion, trillion atomic particles making up all that is - every single one of them is different moment by moment - continuously dancing, changing position and composition. The building blocks of absolute spin and whirl ceaselessly becoming this and that and you and I and back to this and that and over and over again.

Change then is perpetual motion of everything and like gravity is immutable.

This then is change.

Change has the job of making sure that all possibility is done in good time. Change has the job of making sure that what is needed NOW is provisioned NOW. Change has the job of making sure what should be - will be - THEN, which is NOW waiting its turn to happen as desired.

Every change has an apparent down side but a positive and measurable up side. Absolutely everything has absolute purpose and every purpose has absolute good reason. Seeing that good reason is the trick.

This is what is change, and it is good for it is everything.

Without change there is dead stillness and perpetual black. There is nothing in effect. Will not or cannot change is an impossibility - so embrace change and seek its great gifts.

Change brings and can seem to take away but it merely replaces with enhancements and uses what was replaced to enhance something else somewhere else.

Change is the ultimate democratic natural LAW - equalizing everything possible, eventually and perpetually.

What do you all think?

Doug ~(WW)~




Ten Steps To Contacting Your Higher Self    (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Author: Asoka Selvarajah    (all articles by this author)

Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious minds. This is the power that all the great geniuses and teachers of history have accessed. It is also the place of magic and miracle in our lives. Here are the steps to contact it:

1. Belief and Expectation

The first step is to BELIEVE that you have a Higher Self to establish communication with! Then EXPECT every day that this communication will improve as you focus diligently on inner growth. Without these two essential pre-requisites, it is hard to achieve anything at all in life, even on the physical level. For inner growth, these two qualities are essential. So set a GOAL to achieve contact with the Higher Self, review that goal daily, and maintain your purpose with determination until success is yours.

2. Transform Your World View

We are brought up with a primarily materialistic world view that neglects the role of Spirit. To establish close contact with spiritual realms, we need to have our entire being - conscious and subconscious - congruent with our goal. In any major activity/goal, you have to establish the rules of the game and the way it is played. Contacting your Higher Self is the same. Therefore, seek out writings and teachers that expand your understanding of the universe as fundamentally being a realm of Consciousness and Mind.

3. Solitude

Make regular time for yourself where you can be totally alone. A quiet place is preferable. Just sit quietly with no expectations. Do NOTHING. This may feel very uncomfortable and strange in the beginning. Persist. You give time and space for the inner voice to make itself heard. It will do so either during that quiet time, or else during the events of the day. A synchronistic event will occur; someone will tell you exactly what you need to hear; you will get a sudden flash of insight. All the great geniuses of history have found times of regular solitude and silence for themselves. You should too.

4. Meditation

In meditation, you work to discipline your mind and silence the internal chatter that constantly fill it. You create a pure vessel for the Higher Self to fill. Following your breath is an excellent meditation discipline, as is concentrating upon a candle flame. Or visualize a golden ball of light in your Solar Plexus that fills your whole body with energy and healing. There are many practices that you can study and use.

5. Journal

Record your feelings, emotions, dreams and insights every day in a journal. This will help you to come into closer contact with your inner intuitive depths. You can ask the Higher Self questions here, and then later on record whatever insights/answers you receive. If you do this regularly with belief and expectation, you WILL receive the answers you need.

6. Inner Dialogue

Conduct a regular inner dialogue with your Higher Self. For the next 40 days, decide to keep in contact throughout the day. Say to your Higher Self, "I know you are there and I want to get to know you and pay attention to you. Please begin to speak to me and guide my life." Don't worry if this dialogue is entirely one-way to begin with. Remember that you have been out of touch for decades. It takes a while to clear the cobwebs! Persist with this inner dialogue as if talking to a friend - chatting, asking questions, sharing your hopes - and begin to listen for answers. They will come.

7. Life Lessons

Look upon life as a Mystery School. Believe that the whole of your life - events, situations and people - has been structured PRECISELY in order to teach you exactly what you need to know right now. Approach life as if the whole of creation is conspiring to do you good! Whenever something happens in your life, for good or ill, ask yourself what the lesson is for you. Even unpleasant people/situations have been deliberately placed there as a challenge to help you grow. As you begin to view life as a drama in which you are play the starring role, the role of the Higher Self will become increasingly evident in your life. Record your findings in your journal.

8. Dreams

Expect your Higher Self to speak to you in dreams. Before going to sleep, do some stretching and bending to relax your body completely. Ask your Higher Self a question and expect an answer. When you wake up, recall whatever you can of your dream and write it down in your journal. If you are not used to remembering dreams, this will take time and persistence. However, with patience, you will begin to recall your dreams AND receive answers from your Higher Self.

9. Mindfulness

Focus upon living more and more in the present, on the NOW. When you are eating, be aware that you are eating. When you walk, know that you are walking. The only real moment is now - the past is gone forever and the future has yet to be. Therefore, work to clear your mind of concerns, illusions and extrapolations. Clear the mental clutter from the mind and create space for the Higher Self to fill.

10. Patience!

Remember, you may have spent your entire life out of touch with Source. Therefore, it takes time to learn how to re-establish contact. Anything worth doing takes time and practice. Be vigilant and practice these steps every day and you will receive the answers you need. Remember: The Higher Self WANTS to be in contact. In fact, to even speak of it as someone apart from you is contradictory. The Higher Self IS you! The real you. So get in touch with YOU!

Copyright 2000, Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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Dr. Asoka Selvarajah is an active writer/researcher on personal development and esoteric spirituality. Asoka's work helps people achieve their full potential, deepen their understanding of mystical truth, and find joy in their true soul's purpose.

Subscribe to his FREE ezine, Aspire To Wisdom, and receive his brand new E-Book "Inner Light Outer Wealth" for FREE at:
http://www.aksworld.com/AspireToWisdom.htm?PROX
You can visit his website at http://www.aksworld.com?PROX


Disappearance Not Yet Solved    (view on a separate page) (more articles about else)
Author: Justin    (all articles by this author)

I was taking a walk with one of my friends (Chris). This was when we were 12 by the way. My friend was on his bike, I was on my feet, jogging along side of him. We were going to the local gas station to get some candy. He started to cross the street with his bike when a car hit him from the side. My heart instantly stopped. They seemed to stop along with it. A man got out of the car to assist my friend. I was in shock. When I saw that car hit him from the speed it was going, I knew he was dead. Something took my mind off of that though. A few moments after the crash, I heard in my head what seemed to be his voice. I was a major skeptic back than so I thought I was crazy. I couldn't make out the words, but it sounded like he was saying "help... help... help" over and over.

After hearing his voice, I started to cry. The man helping my friend was telling me to get help. But I didn't move. I still don't know why. A lady who was jogging saw the man and called for help at a nearby phone. When my friends mom arrived, she took me in her car to the hospital where my friend was now in critical condition. We sat by his bed for hours it seemed. Only it was really 30 minutes. When his mom got up to go get a candy bar out of a vending machine, she asked me if I wanted anything. I didn't. I couldn't eat. I was still in shock. When she passed by me to get to the door, she told me that I smelt bad. Probably because I hadn't changed my clothes for several days.

About fifteen minutes after she got back, my friends heart monitor started going crazy. His heart was beating harder than I could ever imagine. Nurses came in right away. I don't really remember what was happening. While it was happening, I thought that I should help, walk over to the bed and ask if there was anything I could do. But I did nothing. I did nothing because the voice in my head told me not to. It told me that it's not the end, that he will be all right and no one will hurt him ever again. I thought he would live but a second later the heart monitor went into a continuos beeeeeep. He died. His mom ran out of the room crying, I followed her. Our families have been good friends for 10 years, so I knew them well.

While I walked out of the room after his mom, I stopped chilled to the bone. I felt the most freezing sensation I have ever felt before go through my body, starting from the top of my backbone all the way down. I couldn't breath it felt like I had 10,000,000 weights on my chest, but only for a split second. When I came back to myself, I ran over to his mom and told her about it when she got done crying. Her eyes began to water again and she gave me a hug. Just a second later she tore back, she sniffed the arm of my T-shirt and gave me another big hug and began crying even harder than before. When she was done she explained that when she sniffed my T-shirt, it smelled just like Chris. When before it smelled really bad. I told all this stuff to my mom, and of course she didn't believe all of this paranormal stuff, so she set me up with a psychiatrist. He, one day, called over a paranormal investigator. And he explained that his soul passed through my body, and that a part of him will live in me forever. I was a skeptic than. I believe every word that the investigator said, now.


Relationships And True Loves    (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Author: Lady Isis    (all articles by this author)

The word "love" in a relationship is tossed around and mostly misunderstood by the parties involved. True love is where one gives attention to another that needs and wants that attention, and then it becomes beneficial to the recipient. It does not drain the one giving this love to the point of sacrifice or suffering. If you are sacrificing or suffering then the one receiving the energy you are putting forth will not feel happy. They will instead have a feeling of obligation, of responsibility, of indebtedness to you for all that sacrificing and suffering you are doing. They will feel forced into returning some of that which has been given. This is a form of manipulation.

If you go into a relationship thinking it will last a lifetime you are already in trouble. It is like grabbing a surf board and running into a building instead of the water. A relationship will last only as long as it is supposed to. When the Bible was written and relationships were said to last a lifetime - well a lifetime when the Bible was written was very short. People didn't live near as long as they do today. It is like comparing apples and oranges.

True love is a mutual sharing and if just one party is giving all their energy towards this relationship and the other is just taking or putting forth very little, then the relationship is one that is unbalanced. And like anything else that is unbalanced it will eventually fall. Many friendships, as well as marriages have gone by the wayside for just this reason.

Many do not recognize that love can come from any source and that they themselves can generate love, that they can love themselves and the fact is they must love themselves before they can love another. Unfortunately they believe love must come from objects of their affection and seek to be loved by others.

Marriage is an agreement, a contract. The words of this agreement are spoken as vows to each other during the marriage ceremony. If any of these agreements/vows are broken by either party then the agreement/contract is null and void. When you change an agreement/contract to where is no longer recognizable, then the agreement/contract is broken. Never let the agreement/contract become more important than the outcome. Renegotiate, and if that doesn't work then break the contract. Agree to end the agreement.

So many people will stay in a relationship where both parties are miserable just because they feel they have to live up the part of the marriage contract that says till "death do us part." That does not necessarily mean physical death you know. I can be the "death" of a relationship.

Mutual respect is the basis of love, a relationship cannot live without it. Emotional or physical abuse is not respect. This was not a part of the agreement made when you said your marriage vows. Knowing, liking, trusting, three more necessary ingredients for any relationship.

Place your love upon an object that welcomes it. Give your love just because you love, not out of any sense of obligation. In whatever relationship you are in, if you feel the love your are pouring out is unappreciated, then it is time to reel in your investments of love, stop the energy loss, for this is likened unto "casting your pearls before swine."

Namasté,
Lady Isis
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The Search For Meaning    (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Author: Asoka Selvarajah    (all articles by this author)

The greatest challenge we face in our lives is the Search for Meaning. What is life really about? What are we really here to do?

These are big questions. Nobody can pretend to have the answers for anyone else. As Viktor Frankl once said, it is like asking a Chess Grandmaster what THE best move in the game of Chess is. The answer is - it depends. It depends on the specifics of who is playing whom, the situation on the board, and a myriad other factors. Likewise, the answers to these questions depend upon the person who is asking them.

Nevertheless, it's vital that you seek the specific answers for your individual life. Without true meaning to your life, anything you do or become is ultimately hollow and without any depth of satisfaction. However long it takes, the answers must be found.

The esteemed psychiatrist, Dr. Viktor Frankl, founded an entire school of psychotherapy, Logotherapy, based on this idea. Its fundamental principle is that the many and profound psychological problems people face in our modern world - including severe neuroses - arise from a lack of true life meaning. The pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain are NOT the only motivators of human activity. Rather, the Search for Meaning is vitally important to healthy human life.

The Modern Dilemma - A Meaningless Existence
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Of course, a lack of meaning is very easy to develop. We live in an ever-growing population where competition for jobs, life partners, wealth and social status is the norm. The sheer multitudes of people overwhelm us and make us feel small. The countless numbers who suffer and die in horrific wars around the globe teach us subliminally that the value of human life is not as high as we had hoped. The myriad ways in which we are treated like statistics by our governments lead us to believe that we are unimportant and don't count. Instead of developing our unique talents to the unbelievable levels we are truly capable of, we prefer to continually compare ourselves to others. Thus, we don't even bother to begin the works that could bring us so much joy.

The majority of people don't know why they are alive, nor do they trouble to give it much thought. Yet, a life without meaning is surely unbearable in the final analysis. This is why so many people die within a few short years of retirement. It's why the unemployed feel dreadfully depressed and worthless. It's also why some fabulously wealthy and famous individuals are desperately unhappy.

The Subtle Trap of Counterfeit Meaning
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The Search For Meaning is vital precisely because without it, you fall prey to the lure of "counterfeit" meanings. If you make no effort to discover the meaning of your individual life, you thereby play host to an existential vacuum at the very core of your being. You exist, but you really don't know why. Whilst every member of the Animal Kingdom knows and fulfills its purpose perfectly, nobody can tell you what the purpose of your own human existence is, let alone how to perfectly fulfill it.

A vacuum is always filled. This is where the problem of counterfeit meaning comes in. In the absence of the true meaning and purpose of our lives, the vacuum will be filled with something else. By doing so, you quiet that tiny voice that entreats you to search your soul. Instead, you busy yourself with this counterfeit meaning and expand it until it fills your life. In this way, you need not be troubled anymore or concern yourself with why you exist in the first place. You feel more comfortable; at least for a while.

What are these counterfeits? They are many and varied; as various as there are people in the world. One person creates meaning through making the sole pursuit of Wealth a worthwhile objective. A career is then commenced that gives little satisfaction, does not resonate with the inner core of that individual, and leads to unhappiness, and even neurosis. Another person fills the vacuum with relationships, and all the consequent obligations and responsibilities. Although the relationships may be frustrating or even abusive, that person will move from one such cycle of suffering to another precisely because they appear to fill the vacuum of meaning and purpose. Yet another may convert to a fundamentalist religion which, through representing daily life as a war of Light against Darkness, gives instant validity, meaning and purpose to the life of the new zealot.

In fact, almost every major project we take on could potentially generate "counterfeit meaning" if we refuse to face the essential questions of our basic existence FIRST. The job you worked so hard at failed to deliver. The relationship you really believed in broke your heart, despite your very best efforts. The major business investment you made deflated your hopes. You are left depressed, broken, and wondering what life is even about. In many instances, it is less important to wonder what went wrong with these projects, as to ask why you ever engaged in them in the first place, and what you had hoped to achieve by doing so.

It is only when all the activities of our lives are integrated into a Master Plan that they can hope to operate coherently and make any overall sense. Without the existence of such a Master Plan, our activities actually become the Master Plan itself! They appear to give meaning to our lives but in fact do not. Instead, they give partial meaning. They occupy our thoughts and actions. They answer the needs of parts of our psyche at the expense of others.

This is often the true source of self-sabotage - having goals that do not satisfy the whole of our being at the deepest level. When we sacrifice one part of our inner psyche's legitimate desires for the sake of another, we create internal frustration and even repression. This manifests in lack of internal coherence. When every part of us is not working harmoniously to achieve our conscious objective, and some parts may actively be working against it, internal chaos will eventually result. Even if we do attain the goal, it will not satisfy us.

The Quest For Meaning
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What can we do? The search for authentic meaning in our lives is a huge task, but the sooner it is begun the better. It means truly believing that you manifested in the world for a purpose; a purpose only you can truly achieve. You must dedicate yourself to finding that purpose. You may have to accept that the cause for your present sufferings and disappointments may be that you accepted a cheap substitute - a counterfeit meaning - and made this the primary focus of your life. It may mean unraveling years or even decades of activity that once seemed so central to your existence. You may need to make some big sacrifices - the end of a relationship or a job.

Whatever it means, the creation of a Master Plan is essential. Each of us needs to know what our life is about. Our activities and projects then naturally emerge from that and are coherent with it. All too often, it is the other way around. We seek our meaning from our external activities, and then wonder why the consequences of this strategy turns out so badly.

Ultimately, the Search for Meaning is about taking responsibility for your life. It is about becoming a master of life rather than a passive participant. It is about acknowledging that you are a creator of your existence, and realizing that you are here for a specific and unique purpose. You can then actively direct the whole of your life to manifesting that purpose in your everyday reality. This is where meaning comes from. This is what happiness is all about.

Copyright 2000, Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.

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Dr. Asoka Selvarajah is an active writer/researcher on personal development and esoteric spirituality. Asoka's work helps people achieve their full potential, deepen their understanding of mystical truth, and find joy in their true soul's purpose.

Subscribe to his FREE ezine, Aspire To Wisdom, and receive his brand new E-Book "Inner Light Outer Wealth" for FREE at: http://www.aksworld.com/AspireToWisdom.htm?PROX
You can visit his website at http://www.aksworld.com?PROX


Be - Do - Have    (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Author: Mark Andrews    (all articles by this author)

Prayer That Works: From God Within To God In All.

In our Western culture, we have been raised to believe that in order to have what we want we must first DO in order to HAVE so that we will BE (wealthy, healthy, happy, etc.).
However, Creation follows a different pattern.
In the Biblical account of creation in the book of Genesis, God first SPEAKS and creation follows. "And God said... and it was". The same creative God indwells us and all of creation. The Creative process has not changed since The Beginning.
Even in the New Testament, we are encouraged to "call things that are not as though they are." In other words, once we call something into being, it IS. The materialization of our calling is only the reflection of the creation which has already occurred. CREATION IS AN ACT OF WILL. ONCE WE WILL SOMETHING TO BE, WE SET INTO MOTION A SERIES OF TIME / SPACE EVENTS WHICH CULMINATE IN THE MATERIALIZATION OF THAT WHICH WE HAVE WILLED INTO BEING.
So why is it that so many prayers seem to go unfulfilled?
The manifestation of prayer is the tangible result of GOD WITHIN US connecting with GOD IN CREATION to materialize OUR WILL in harmony with the WILL OF GOD.
The most successful process of this manifestation begins with gratitude. Think of how it feels to receive something you have longed to have. Begin with that sensation and give thanks to God for the perfect answer to your need or desire.
1. BE GRATEFUL
Then allow the Spirit of God to direct you in the steps that bring your desire into manifestation. You will find that the Universe is gathering the elements of your fulfilled prayer around you as you follow the prompting of God within.
2. DO WHAT IS SET BEFORE YOU.
3. RECEIVE YOUR BLESSINGS AND AGAIN GIVE THANKS.

AFFIRMATION:
"I give thanks that God through Christ in me now connects with God in Creation and brings in to being the perfect answers to all of my needs and desires.
I especially give thanks that ( name your request ) is now made manifest in Divine Order and perfect timing; done now for the highest good of all concerned.
"I AM - I DO - I HAVE" I give thanks that is is so. In the Name of Christ who indwells me and all of creation. And so it is. I give thanks."

AS WE SHARE THESE TRUTHS WITH OTHERS, WE EMPOWER OUR OWN FAITH AND THE FAITH OF THOSE WITH WHOM WE SHARE.
PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH AS MANY AS WILL BE BLESSED BY IT.

ALL BLESSINGS!


Book Recommendation: "Time Trials"    (view on a separate page)
Author: Gail Evans    (all articles by this author)

Blurb: Miriam goes on a spiritual quest where the time threads have been pulled out of the fabric of her days and she discovers the slip stream and the meaning of life. Join her on this journey through time, through space and through South Africa in the months leading up to the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the first democratically elected leader of the country.

Author Bio: Gail lives in the "Big Smoke" as Jo'burg is fondly known. She is married with kids, has an Irish Wolfhound called Shamrock, a Border Collie called Lassie and she is relieved that the last millennium is at last behind us. "Time Trials" is her second book. Her first book, "THe Firstborn of God. Resolving the Contradictions in the Bible" was published in May 2000.

What the author has to say: Yes I did. But only once. That is, see with my eyes closed. I have never been able to do it again. The only clues I can give you is that you have got to be relaxed, happy and exercise your imagination, imagining the room that you are in down to the last detail. It is a well known fact that we only use, is it 5% of our brain's capacity? I believe that we do have this ability and if we could only harness it, perhaps with a bit more evolving, then we could "teach the blind to see" so to speak.

As for hearing another person's thoughts. This does not happen to me often and it is not something that I have any conscious control over. But when I do it is as clear as a bell and as though the person had spoken with lips, tongue and voice box involved. Now my kids have a problem. They know that they had better be careful what they think around me and that they had better not think too loud. They finally understand that lying is not a good option and that it is best to come clean and find the best way to deal with a situation. We all make mistakes, but it is what we do about those mistakes that really matter. Again, if we could harness the brain's ability to hear thoughts, then the deaf could be taught "to hear" so to speak.

Lastly, may your own personal journey through time be wondrous, magical and full of new discoveries!!

Reviews:

A Reader from Ottowa, Canada had this to say: A book I'm proud to keep alongside my Tom Robbins collection, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe and Like Water for Chocolate books. This wonderfully whacky and yet thought provoking gem of writing about Mirium's life journey kept me chuckling at newspaper headlines for days after reading it - and when I joined the "oh so serious" human race again, I went back to Time Trials and re-read it. Highly recommended and I can hardly wait for another book from this remarkable author.

Ram Varma, the author of "This Splendid World of Yours" (available March 2001): I liked the conclusion of "Time Trials," based on Mariamme Willismason's "A Return to Love."; glorifying our existence as children of God and the author's wanting to share this message with others around her. On various occasions she has also subtly touched on transformation, love, inner spirit, supreme spirit, eternity and meaning of life etc. Her approach to stay in touch with Reality even in the midst of hard cruel happenings is not only enlightening but also reaching the inner being. There is a great message of returning to what we truly are; loving-vibrant-aware people. All of us can benefit from it's underlying essence of freedom that we all cherish and mutual respect for one another. A great message in a short vibrant book.

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"Time Trials" by Gail Evans is Published by:
Writers Club Press, an imprint of iUNiverse.com.
ISBN: 0-595-15564-2
List Price: $9.95
Publisher Address: iUniverse.com, Inc.
5220 S 16th Ste. 200
Lincoln, NE 68512
United States of America
http://www.iuniverse.com

"Time Trials" by Gail Evans is available through:
Ingram Book Distributors: http://www.ingram.com/

"Time Trials" web page: http://gailevans.tripod.com/gailevans/id3.html


Closing Words    (view on a separate page)

"In the eye of storm you'll see a lonely dove, the experience of survival is the key... to the gravity of love."
- Enigma (the quote was also used in PXN # 35, which was dedicated to the date of May 5, 2000)

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