Carl Jung Quotes — blackwings666 (Reblog)

” A human being would certainly not grow to be  seventy or eighty years old if this longevity  had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and can not be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning. ” […]

Carl Jung Quotes — blackwings666

*We could do worse than study the works of this great mind.

Haiku: ‘Communion’

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The shaman in me
Collecting wood for the fire
Fall’s communion

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Bible Verse Divination? Thoughts and Insights of the Day, Our Times

It could be argued that the Bible is the most important and influential book in Western history. I don’t think many would dispute that, even today.

Whilst I would not describe myself as conventionally religious, I certainly do have a long running, off and on, interest in all things biblical.

By non-conventional, I mean that during my life I have explored several religions other than Christianity, such as Buddhism for example.

Grateful for my Indoctrination?

I was brought up nominally in the Church of England. When I was a child we had a religious service every morning at school, from the age of 5 to 18. This leaves an indelible impression upon everyone, whether one is religious or not.

I have to say, although I felt like rebelling against such teachings as a youngster from time to time, I am now extremely grateful to have had that ‘indoctrination’. I do believe morality is important, it gives us a rudder in life, and whilst we can quibble as to the morality of the institutions, I do think that the Bible itself is crucial, especially in regard to canon and common law, the latter especially being a foundation of our civilisation.

Now, I have seen it and heard it said before about randomly opening the Bible and seeing which verse one’s finger points to. I am not entirely sure what this might ‘prove’ but as I also have a strong interest in divination and spirituality, I thought I would give it go, just to see what would happen.

I opened my oldest copy of the King James Version, and my finger fell upon Acts 12, verse 21: “And the hand of the Lord was with them; and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.”

What are my thoughts? Well, my interpretation of this apparently random act, is that like many of us, I have been questioning how long this world crisis will continue. I think I would certainly welcome some divine intervention, some sign to say that God is still with us; Heaven knows it’s been difficult to believe that at times, especially this year.

So do we look to the skies for signs, or perhaps detect them in the more subtle events in our lives, which may suggest that we will get through this and emerge stronger and more spiritually aware on the ‘other side’?

Mysterious Ways

This verse from Acts is at the very beginning of Christianity. Christ’s followers too were looking for signs. Perhaps if we can simply look for the work of God in our lives, in the simple things, realising that there is a greater power beyond all of us who may indeed work in mysterious ways, we can look forward with more patience and tolerance, knowing that life can and will go on. We have to have faith that a new and better world will emerge. This was my instant, personal interpretation of the verse. You may disagree.

I guess that’s quite a lot to make from a few words in Acts of the Apostles, but I think we must look more deeply, or in scientific terms, begin to use more of our playful right brain rather than the more judgmental and exacting left brain which dominates our lives too much at times.

I may pursue this idea — to see which verse my finger will point to on forthcoming days.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘By Design’

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Intricate nature
Infinitesimally
Glorious design

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Haiku: ‘The One’

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There’s only one truth
Both stark and reassuring
Trillions of lies

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*We live in very curious times.

17 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga — daneelyunus (Reblog)

Yoga – The word”yoga” in the Western world which indicate a modern form of Hatha yoga and consisting largely of the postures known as asanas.  It is one of the six orthodox schools of traditions of Hindu philosophical. Yoga is a group of mental, physical and spiritual practices or disciplines which started in ancient India. […]

17 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga — daneelyunus

*Great article above. There is never a bad time to take up good practices — and yoga is one such good practice.

Haiku: Inner Power

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LEMURIA: THE LOST CONTINENT OF THE PACIFIC Book QUOTES/REVIEW — Lily Wang Blog – Reblog

LEMURIAN SPIRITUALITY The Lemuria I knew had all been communicated to me from Within And I had been planning to read more about it But short on time to do research to find a good book to begin Somehow I know the one I Must read will just fall into me As is the case […]

via LEMURIA: THE LOST CONTINENT OF THE PACIFIC Book QUOTES/REVIEW — Lily Wang Blog

Did Yahushua Return in 70 AD? I Think We Missed the Resurrection — reblog from The Unexpected Cosmology

“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.” Sha’ul (2 Timothy 2: 16-18) A…

via Did Yahushua Return in 70 AD? I Think We Missed the Resurrection — The Unexpected Cosmology

Prague, Czechia 2019

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RANDOM SHOT:” SAILING”- CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Random Shot: “Sailing” Christopher Cross. When I first heard this song it really didn’t register much with me. Then as it started to climb the charts…

RANDOM SHOT:” SAILING”- CHRISTOPHER CROSS