The human mind tends to break itself up into different parts, allowing us to only glimpse things through very small ideas or mental images. It does not quite give us the full picture of Divinity with us. It has been created from the dust (false opinions) and cannot represent who we really are or what we are. These false sparks often lead to judgement of others and allow us to be gods over a kingdom where we believe good and evil exist for our sole purpose to sit in judgement. Creating a world for ourselves far more devious and complex than the one before with each judgement reaching out like tentacles touching those around us. A world of illusion based on hearsay, time honoured beliefs and simply false conclusions.Continue reading “Unity and Oneness”
Like most 19th Century Churches, Christian Science has been unwilling or unable to find any kind of tolerance or good within Catholicism. Part of the reason is because of the timeframe from which CS emerged. Catholicism in those days was not the Catholicism of today. It was before the modernisation of the Church in the 60s with Vatican II and indeed Vatican I had just ran from 1869-1870 with it´s best known decision to declare the Pope infallible. There were many reasons to dislike it in those days, both politically and socially.Continue reading “Catholicism and Christian Science”
We can see that every person has their rituals. From getting up at a certain time, to shopping on a certain day and then we have religious rituals of praying, going to the Church, Temple or Mosque at designated times.Continue reading “The Purpose of Ritual”
The problem of using the word “God” is that it reminds us of the God we were taught about as children, this all powerful guy who decides if he likes our behaviour. Then heaven and hell follows. This type of God is what atheists reject and who can blame them?Continue reading “The Problem of words like “God””
Truth is not something you can simply decide applies in a situation. No amount of affirmation or getting on your knees will change that.
Truth of any situation needs to be realised and it is the realisation which we can truly call Prayer.
Realisation happens when we contemplate or meditate to allow that realisation to take control of us regarding a specific scenario. Truth is not defined as a local truth, it is defined as a universal Truth about who we really are.
Was religion simply an outgrowth of meditation?
It would seem that many religious ideas and beliefs cannot be taken literally. We see Catholics Muslims and Buddhists carrying beads and chanting their rosaries, and we see strange illusive ceremonies such as the Holy Mass, or Islamic Prayer which frankly to an onlooker seems very strange. Could it be that the original instructions for all of these things were not to cause a state of meditation but to bring us to a point where we could meditate if we chose to do so? In other words, to quieten our minds so we can hear Love speak to us?Continue reading “Is Religion and Meditation the same?”
Perhaps nearby the Walker Hall or up at Jacob´s well
a random act of kindness comes from strangers who can tell?
Perhaps a gentle smile when all is grey and bland
A man in Tesco car park, who gives a helping hand?
The face of God is ne´er seen by looking to the sky
or pleading with an unseen God to ask the question “why”
But in the smaller random acts, of hope and gentle charm
Music springs from little things which keep us from all harm
And if by chance we cannot see the goodness in Schoolwynd
Let us play the Harp we think is somehow left behind
From Cochrane Street to Loadingbank it doesn´t take a while
to offer random kindness acts or give a sincere smile
He does not see the cries and woes of bitter words well meant
He does not know the mental wounds of times much better spent
He knows only Peace and Love and wholeness of our Soul
Far above the human clouds where Man is free to Go
In Glasgow Street or Ladeside Vale, perhaps in Dalry Road
A Mind can freely choose to live in mental sweet abode
Far above the darting arrows, foes and kin at war
There is a place, another Mind for mankind to explore
Found in silence, ne´er in hate, a Harp string sound does come
Taking man to far above from words and human glum
If Angel´s are His thoughts indeed of swirling pools of Love
Let them take us anytime to consciousness above.
In silence comes the lyre harp of goodness Peace and Love
A state of mind but Heaven is, so take yourself above
To where no siblings voices fight or hatred´s idle dreams
Free yourself from earthly ties however fair they seem