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I’ve been under a rock for a while and I’m now emerging. More to write soon, but just saying hi right now. Here’s a recent picture of me giving an…

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I’ll be at a career fair today talking about my work as the owner of a small business, my web development business, but I’ll also be there to inspire them.…

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I hesitate talking about too many meditations, because I know when I first started meditating I felt like I needed to pick the “right” one, or the “best” one, or…

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Well, it worked, my head is now back on straight. I read some real inspirational words in a book I was already reading that were further confirmation that I am…

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I noticed that there is often so much noise, and distractions, that often times when my kids talk to me, I don’t hear them. (and other people too I’m sure…)

Whether it is the radio, or the phone, or a txt, or the computer, or a conversation with another kid, or a thought, or often, all of the above all at the same time.

I’ve been reading about the importance of listening for years now, at Northwestern Mutual being an active listener was a vital part of my job, but somehow being able to unplug and really really hear what my kids are saying, THE FIRST TIME THEY SAY IT is something I’m going to have to work on.

Wow, there, I said it.

And I know, I’m not alone. Read More The Importance of Listening to our Kids

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Taken from the book Fundamentals of Yoga by Rammurti Mishra, M.D. Copyright 1959.

In the title, the word Yoga can be replaced with meditation, spiritual development, enlightenment, self realization, any number of words or phrases. Whatever works for you.

    1. Keep before you the mind the fact that you have firmly decided to reform your life and to transform your conscious and subconscious mind into superconscious mind. 

    2. Enrich yourself with every possible truth and renounce untruth as soon as possible.

    3. Every mental and physical condition is in accordance with the judgement of supreme consciousness and supreme nature. The child may weep if an operation is needed by parents decide to do the operation to save the child. In the same way, you are unhappy and full of anxiety, but this operation on your mind is permitted by nature to save you from destruction. Even death is nothing but the greatest operation; after this operation, old age is removed and the Self is incarnated again as a child. Ponder over it and be free from all cares of body and mind. Read More Rules for Practice of Yoga/Meditation

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When I joined the Ancient Egiptian Order I was given a name of Sobek Seqen Pedi.

Sobek = Unite, Reuniter. Sobek was the Crocodile diety

Seqen = To be Trusted

Pedi = Wisdom, Wise

Wise and Trusted Reuniter. Read More My Egiptian Name – Sobek Seqen Pedi

Published February 28th, 2011 by

Often times when we think of making the world a better place, or think of world peace, these concepts seem so unabtainable that there can’t possibly be anything we individually can do.

Well, here’s my thoughts on that.

Let’s all just do what we can do, however small.

So, in order to make the world a better place, there are some things I do:

  • I don’t ever litter, so I never make my direct environment worse. (working on being more Green)
  • If I see trash, I usually pick it up. (just imagine if everyone in your neighborhood did that, it would instantly be clean)
  • Something silly, but whenever I’m at the super market, I put my cart back, and fix at least one other.
  • Smile at people.

Just imagine if we all started there. Read More Let’s Make the World a Better Place

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Here’s my verse by verse explanation of the Lord’s Prayer.

This was originally posted in a discussion on FB, so if the post seems like it is talking to a single individual, it is because it was. I’ve been doing a lot of posting about Christianity, Jesus and the Bible. Not exactly sure why, but I just let the Spirit guide me.

Matthew 6:9-13
[9] After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
[10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
[11] Give us this day our daily bread.
[12] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
[13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Read More The Lord’s Prayer Part II – Verse by Verse Explanation

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African cultures have traditionally passed on information via oral tradition. Often, a griot or storyteller would share knowledge via song. This isn’t only true today, but has been true for…

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For someone who doesn’t believe in the Bible, I sure do quote it a lot…

Visit this link to see my view on the scriptures. http://Okolo.org/?p=716

So we all know the story, Jesus died on the Cross for our sins. But just what does that mean, and more importantly what does it mean for us?

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

So many people only focus on the story of how Jesus relates to them, and not how they are supposed to relate to the rest of the world. The answer to both of those is the same. Read More The Meaning of Jesus’ Sacrifice

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I’m posting this so I can reference it from other posts.

I feel there is a lot of good and inspiration messages in the Bible, which is why I often quote it, just as there are in the Torah and the Qur’aan, just as there are in the teachings of Buddha, or just as there are in one of my favorite books “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. And I also feel that some or all of those teachings/messages/scriptures were Divinely inspired. But it is my heart which weighs what I want to do, what I want to think, what I want to feel or believe. I do this through what the Ancient Egyptians called Ma’at. Ma’at can be defined as justice, or balance. And it is through a direct connection with the Divine (through prayer and meditation and other spiritual disciplines) that Ma’at is maintained. Read More My Views on the Bible and Other Scriptures