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The Twenty Kuan Yin Spiritual Law of Attraction & Mindfulness Teachings by Hope Bradford
Yellow Lark's prayer
Wisdom from a
Cherokee Chief - Profound story
Sayings from Will Rogers - Good advice with a twist of humor
The Tablecloth - Soulmate story about WWII, a tablecloth, and a church.
Cracked-Pot Friends - Wonderful story from India about a cracked water pot.
Life - Notes from the other side :) - Blueprint of attitude towards life.
Children's Letters to God - Out of the mouth of babes!
Nail in the Fence - Lesson on Friendship
$.57 - Touching story about a child's last wish
Garden - Wonderful Garden Analogy on How to Treat Each Other.
Good Karma - The Dalai Lama's Inspirational way to look at life.
How to Stay Young - Some uplifting advice for those concerned with aging.
The Farmer's Donkey -
A funny story, with two wonderful morals
Wish for Today - Ordinary Miracles
More Great Thoughts, submitted by Paul Long
NDE Poem from the 13th Century written by Rumi
The Twenty Kuan Yin Spiritual Law of Attraction & Mindfulness Teachings by Hope Bradford
1. You are the physical extension of your "Authentic" or "Always" Self--that which is the essence of your being
2. "You are god: both the "sliver of god" and the "ball of light". Ego's very nature-capable of a relatively expansive, detailed, and yet individualistic perspective is crucial. Separating itself out from the God Force, ego extracts infinite unique experiences, integral to humanity's process of 'spiritualizing matter'. Incarnating on the earth, achieving individualism is therefore critical for attaining divinity."
3. You are a creator: "juggler of the dream and the world of dreams", Kuan Yin states:
�You�re at page ten but I understand the entire evolution. In reality, it�s already over. It�s a dream. Remember? You�re living a dream. It�s very complicated to hold the dream and live the dream. You are learning the art of juggling the dream and the world of dreams. Nobody really gets hurt�.
4. "You create your whole world from your thoughts."
5. You are here on earth in your "rightful place" because you have chosen it. The laws of reincarnation and karma are real.
6. The basis of your life is free will and karma (the personal vibration created from prominent beliefs attracting objects and events to you). You always have the freedom to change your beliefs and thus what is attracted: In Her teachings, Kuan Yin states:
�There are the waves and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces. Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen: karma and free will. The question is, �how are you going to handle what you have?� You are riding the karmic wave underneath and the wind can shift. Everyone must take what they see and deal with that which is unseen.�
7. The purpose of your life is to marvel and enjoy all you've created as well as to utilize your "focused intent"; to "imagine the possibilities of something greater than is right here."
8. "You are meant to be the 'Watcher'. Instead of judging, you just see."
9. "The most powerful forces in the universe are compassion, loving-kindness and motherly-love."
10. "You cannot die; you are eternal, quantum beings."
11. In the Multiverse, you have infinite realities to choose from.
12. "The universe will bring whatever one wants!"
13. "You are made of sound. Sound comes first in the universe."
14. "Being in the moment is one's link to eternity."
15. "There is no such thing as time."
16. "There is no evil, only ignorance."
17. There are new, inexperienced as well as advanced, compassionate souls on earth.
18. "You are a totally unique, divine being simultaneously belonging to one huge family, a great continuum."
19. "You are all sacred energies and everyone is as sacred as the next."
20. �Regard your life as about choices, experiences and desire and that you are already liberated. Don�t be afraid of desire. It is why you�re here: to taste, live.�
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,
Whose breath gives life to all the world.
Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf & rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - Myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the falling sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.- Lokota - Sioux Chief "Yellow Lark" 's prayer in 1887 -
Wisdom from a Cherokee Chief
Will Rogers Sayings
Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known. Enjoy the following:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
ABOUT GROWING OLDER...
First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.
And finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.
Life - Notes from the other side :), Contributed by Jay Vordal
The following document was retrieved from the spirit world. It appears to be a Guide for spirit beings pending a first time human life experience.
DESTINATION: The Planet Earth
LOCATION: The Solar System, Second
Major Planet from the Sun
First arm of the Milky Way Galaxy,
In the Mind of �God.�
You have chosen and planned a human life on Earth. Since it will be your first human experience, bear, in mind the following.
1 .You will receive only one body; like it or not, it is yours for the duration. So, take care of it.
2 You have enrolled in a full time school called human life. Each day will have lessons for you. It is up to you what you learn from those lessons. You may not like some lessons or think other lessons stupid. You may not even recognize many lessons. Still, you chose them - every one.
3. Life is a learning process with no score. You learn as much or more from failure as from success. The only true failure is not having learned.
4. Lessons repeat until learned. They take different forms until they are learned. After learning a lesson, you go onto the next one. The process does not end.
5. Wherever you find yourself, whatever happens, it happens by your choice. You put yourself in situations in order to learn how to deal with them
6. You have all the ability you need to help yourself. You brought it with you. It is up to you to find it within yourself.
7. what you experience �in your human life you will forget' in following ones, only what you learn stays with you.
8. Your spirit guides will protect you from harm not of your own choosing and help you only to the extent you allow
We hope you achieve your purpose in your
human life and we expect you to return to us a better being for having
Children's Letters to God
In Sunday School they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation? - Jane
I think about You sometimes even when I'm not praying. - Elliot
Did You really mean "do unto others as they do unto you?" Because if you did, then I'm going to fix my brother. - Darla
I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday. - Margret
I read the Bible. What does "begat" mean? Nobody will tell me. - Love, Allison
Are you really invisible or is that a trick? - Lucy
Is it true my father won't get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house? - Anita
Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? - Norma
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't You just keep the ones You have now? - Jane
Who draws the lines around countries? - Nan
The bad people laughed at Noah - "You made an ark on dry land you fool". But he was smart, he stuck with You. That's what I would do. - Eddie
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? - Neil
What does it mean You are a Jealous God? I thought You had everything. - Jane
Thank You for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy. - Joyce
Why is Sunday School on Sunday? I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest. - Tom L.
Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before, You can look it up. - Bruce
If we come back as something - please don't let me be Jennifer Horton because I hate her. - Denise
My brother is a rat. You should give him a tail. Ha ha. - Danny
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. - Larry
I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over. - Sam
You don't have to worry about me. I always look both ways. - Dean
I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it. - Nan
Of all the people who work for You, I like Noah and David the best. - Rob
My brother told me about being born but it doesn't sound right. They're just kidding, aren't they? - Marsha
If You watch me in Church Sunday. I'll show You my new shoes. - Mickey D.
I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the Bible. - Love, Chris
We read Thomas Edison made light. But in school they said You did it. So, I bet he stole Your idea. - Sincerely, Donna
I do not think anybody could be a better God. Well, I just want You to know but I am not just saying that because You are God already. - Charles
NAIL IN THE FENCE
A Good Story for Great Friends.....Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence!
There once was a little girl who had a bad temper. Her mother gave her a bag of nails and told her that every time she lost her temper, she must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the girl had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as she learned to control her anger, the
number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. She discovered it was easier to hold her temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the girl didn't lose her temper at all. She told her mother about it and the mother suggested that
the girl now pull out one nail for each day that she was able to hold her temper. The day passed and the young girl was finally able to tell her mother that all the nails were gone.
The mother took her daughter by the hand and led her to the fence. She said, "You have done well, my daughter, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one." You can put a knife in a person and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.
Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us .
members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide.
Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000.00�a
huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love
had paid large dividend.
A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it "was too crowded." "I can't go to Sunday School," she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so touched that she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.
Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings and the parents called for the kindhearted pastor, who had befriended their daughter, to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note scribbled in childish handwriting, which read, "This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School."
For two years she had saved for this offering of love. When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.
But the story does not end there!
A newspaper learned of the story and published it. It was read by a Realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered it for 57 cents.
T H E G A R D E N - Author unknown at this point, but if you recognize this I'd love to give you or that person credit! Please speak up.
Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses...
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
This is nice reading, but short. Enjoy! This is what The Dalai Lama has to say on the millennium.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk..
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson..
3. Follow the three R's:
* Respect for self,
* Respect for others, and
* Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
An aging man was walking with his friend.
He said, "I'm a walking economy."
"How so?" the friend replied.
He lamented, "My hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation, and both of these together are putting me into a deep depression!"
We can't help but grow older physically, but we can stay young in other ways. Though I cannot credit the original author, I think the following piece, sent in by a reader, is worth repeating. Do you want to stay young?
How to Stay Young
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
4. Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young, that is all that you can afford. When they are in college, that is all that you can afford. When you are on retirement, that is all that you can afford!
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laughter.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive, don't put out a mailbox on the highway of death and just wait in residence for your mail.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Go to the mall, the next county, a foreign country, but not to guilt country.
10. At every opportunity, tell the people
you love that you love them.
The Farmer's Donkey....
One day a farmer's donkey fell into an abandoned well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was too old and the well needed to be covered up anyway; so it just wasn't worth it to him to try to retrieve the donkey.
invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They each grabbed a shovel
and began to shovel dirt into the well. Realizing what was happening, the donkey
at first cried and wailed horribly.
Then, a few shovel-fulls later, he quieted down completely. The farmer peered down into the well, and was astounded by what he saw. With every shovel-full of dirt that hit his back, the donkey would shake it off and take a step up on the new layer of dirt.
farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake
it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, the donkey stepped up over the edge of
the well and trotted off, to the shock and astonishment of everyone.
Moral: Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all
kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to stop wailing, and not
let the dirt bury you, but to shake it off and take a step up. Each one of our
troubles is a stepping-stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not
stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries.
Live simply. Give more. Expect less.
By the way, after he calmed down, the donkey kicked the crap out of the farmer who tried to bury him, which brings us to the second moral of this story: When you try to cover your ass, you will always get your ass kicked.
Wish for Today
Today...I wish you a day of ordinary miracles----
A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself.
An unexpected phone call from an old friend.
Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.
I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...
The fastest line at the grocery store.
A good sing along song on the radio.
Your keys right where you look.
I wish you a day of happiness and perfection----
little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the
funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you,
holding you so gently because you are someone
special and rare.
More Great Thoughts
To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others,
use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
He, who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Friends, you and me .... You brought another friend ... And then there were 3 .... We started our group .... Our circle of friends .... There is no beginning or end ....
NDE Poem - Here's a beautiful poem by the 13th Century Sufi named Rumi, who expresses some beautiful truths about the moment of death, expressing the very thoughts NDE accounts invoke in people who hear them. Clearly, Rumi knew people who'd had an NDE. submitted by John Price
ON THE DAY I DIE
On the day I die,
when I'm being carried
toward the grave, don't weep. Don't say,
he's gone! He's
gone. Death has nothing
to do with going away. The sun sets and
the moon sets, but
they're not gone.
Death is a coming together. The tomb
looks like a prison,
but it's really
release into union. The human seed goes
down in the ground
like a bucket into
the well where Joseph is. It grows and
comes up full of some
Your mouth closes here and immediately
opens with a shout of joy there.
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