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Spiritual Seekers and teachers

place to share ideas about spirituality... All faith journeys are welcome and NO BASHING ALLOWED

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A Good Question About Difference 1 Reply

Started by Chandrashekhar Vairale(Samidha). Last reply by luvy1950 Mar 28, 2013.

The Cosmic Christ Reveals Himself 1 Reply

Started by Chandrashekhar Vairale(Samidha). Last reply by luvy1950 Mar 28, 2013.

what do you say? Can you do it? 2 Replies

Started by Chandrashekhar Vairale(Samidha). Last reply by Chandrashekhar Vairale(Samidha) Dec 20, 2012.

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Comment by Justbeingme66 on July 7, 2009 at 10:33am
I feel our connection to others and social organizations is an innate desire to transcend to something greater than ourselves. It allows us to be part of something bigger. It gives us greater purpose in life. There is an electrifying power of sharing spiritual moments with others. Our emotions magnify each others experience and expand our entire sense of being, as our lives, for a moment, transcend the ordinary here and now and reach out to the entire universe.... and perhaps even into the eternities.

Comment by Emmett S on July 7, 2009 at 9:55am
I started reading its post several times and something always got me side tracked. So today I finally got time to read the whole post, Interesting comments, on validation and contentment. This is not new; this age old struggle has been going on for over 2000 years. We were not contented with Jesus telling us he was the son of God. We need it validated by his deeds and actions. We need proof, I think that this in not by accident by design, it is as God wanted it. It is a check and balance of life.
Comment by ozzieowl on July 6, 2009 at 5:18pm

I admit that I am able to swing from a mind-set of deep seriousness,
then all the way through to complete and utter stupidity,
but tears dwell up in my eyes when I remember there is a part
in the Bible (don't know where), when Jesus says "I shall never leave you"
so nowadays with the discovery of DNA, could it be that we are `one'
with the Creator, and could it be that because we don't truly understand,
let alone believe this, we can be aware of a great gaping emptiness
deep within our soul.
Comment by CelticKC on July 6, 2009 at 4:04pm
I think we perhaps do not need validation from others but don't you think that we do need a sense of community with others? Belonging... Sometimes this can lead to a need for acceptance, (I am a part of this community), but not validation. I believe that our spiritual journey is usually best expressed through relationships with others... A community.. Now this is not meant to imply that without relationship we are without spirituality... But even in my most solitary times I had a feeling of connectedness or relationship with some form of community.

Just a thought.
Comment by Assunta Napoleone on July 5, 2009 at 9:53pm
Hi Maggie,
Most often mean comments dont bother me, as I see it, Everyone has the right to think as they wish! Then...every so often I get tested!...Its a good growing experience, I guess!
Glad you liked the quote :)
Comment by Assunta Napoleone on July 5, 2009 at 9:27pm
Just found the quote below, right on time as I was looking for validation from a very mean and jealous person!...Strange how the Universe works!
Comment by Assunta Napoleone on July 5, 2009 at 9:25pm
It's hard stepping away from logic and truly making room for greatness. That's the bad news. The good news is: that road is not crowded. If you don't need outside validation and approval, then you'll basically have your own freeway to fulfillment.

Question is — how strong are you? Will you pave your own way without the need for cheerleaders on the side of the road? The only cheerleading you need is your connection with the Light.

Today, before you get carried away feeling comfy on other people's roads, look for the less crowded one. It's probably the one you should be on.
Comment by ozzieowl on July 4, 2009 at 12:08am
Oh, I do see this person and also MzJean which was another I received,
but they were hours and hours ago?

`tiz a tad confusing lol!'
Comment by ozzieowl on July 4, 2009 at 12:05am
L.C. DeMartin ? I just received notification that this person left a comment
in this group....I cannot find it?
Comment by CelticKC on July 3, 2009 at 1:43pm

THERE IS PERHAPS no greater evidence that human beings act contrary to their self-interest than the fact chat we spend so little time talking to the one who made and loves us. An amazingly high percentage of Americans say they believe in God, but most can’t find the time or the inclination to mutter much more than an occasional request for a small favor.
In order to learn to love to pray, as opposed to loving the idea of praying, one must experience the feeling while praying that you are at the center of reality. This runs contrary to common notions—that prayer, for instance, is a retreat from the real world, that prayer is a kind of luxury that we hope someday to be able to afford, that some people—the prayer warriors—have a gift for prayer that most of us lack.
Serious prayer is not a special gift, not even primarily a responsibility; it is a practical privilege—a privilege because it is an invitation to speak with the Creator of the universe, practical because nothing is more useful for giving our everyday lives weight and direction.
We have not because we ask not.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones once wrote: “Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God” (Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, 2 vols. [Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979], 2:45). Commentator J. Oswald Sanders adds this lofty view of prayer:
No spiritual exercise is such a blending of complexity and simplicity. It is the simplest form of speech that infant lips can try, yet the sublimest strains that reach the Majesty on high. It is as appropriate to the aged philosopher as to the little child. It is the ejaculation of a moment and the attitude of a lifetime. It is the expression of the rest of faith and of the fight of faith. It is an agony and an ecstasy. It is submissive and yet importunate. In the one moment it lays hold of God and binds the devil. It can be focused on a single objective and it can roam the world. It can be abject confession and rapt adoration. It invests puny man with a sort of omnipotence (Effective Prayer [Chicago: Moody, 1969], 7).
The essence of prayer is simply talking to God as you would to a beloved friend—without pretense or flippancy. Yet it is in that very attitude toward prayer so many believers have trouble.
Because communion with God is so vital and prayer so effective in the fulfillment of God’s plan, the enemy attempts constantly to introduce errors into our understanding of and commitment to prayer. Every generation faces the necessity to reprioritize and purify a corrupted or confused perception of prayer. For many, prayer has been replaced with pragmatic action. Function overrides fellowship with God; busyness crowds out communication. For others, prayer lacks a sense of awe and respect. Their efforts are flippant, disrespectful, and irreverent. Then there are those who believe prayer is designed to make demands and claims on God. They attempt to force Him to do what they believe He should do for them. Finally, for some prayer is nothing more than a routine ritual.
How is your prayer life? Throughout the bible we are reminded again and again that our Creator wishes to have a relationship with us that will define who we are in the world. The best way to meet God is through worship and prayer. But many of us relegate our prayer Sunday mornings and desperate times. So today, take a moment or two and meet your Creator in the silence of that most powerful gift given you, prayer.

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