The Law Of The Garbage Truck

When life is full of shit:

How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss or an insensitive employee, difficult neighbour, ruin your day? Well, unless you are thick skinned like the Terminator, you’re probably setback on your heels. This happens to me regularly, even though I try to practice mindfulness but just now and then some Garbage Truck comes along and knocks me down for a while. I honesty think I am a sucker for punishment when it comes to life’s little niggles and being dumped on. However, the mark of success is how quickly you can recover and refocus on what’s important in your life. A few years ago I learned this small lesson. And I learned it in a city taxi. Here’s how the story goes:

I hopped into the taxi one day and we took off for the train station. We were travelling in the right lane when all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, the car skidded, the tires squealed and at the very last moment our car stoped just one inch from the other car’s back end. It was a close call.

I couldn’t believe it.But I couldn’t believe what happened next. The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. And for emphasis, he threw in a one finger salute, as if his words were not enough.

But then here’s what really blew me away. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy as if old friends. And I mean, he was very friendly. So, I said, “Why did you just do that? This guy could have killed us!” And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, “The law of the Garbage Truck.”

He said, Many people are like garbage trucks.They run around full of garbage, full of frustrations, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up even more, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me you’ll be happier.”

So I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people, at work, at home, or in the street? It was then that i said, “I don’t want their garbage and I’m not going to spread it anymore.”

I began to see Garbage Trucks all over. Like in the movie the Sixth Sense, the litte boy said, “I see dead people.” Well, now “I see Garbage Trucks.” I see the load they are carrying. I see them coming to dump it and sometimes it’s on me! Now, like my taxi driver, I don’t take is personally, I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on.

From an original story by David J Poolay with thanks.

Prayer for the day:

“Dear God.

So far today, I’ve done alright.

I haven’t gossiped. I haven’t lost my temper.

I haven’t been greedy, moody, nasty or selfish.

And I’m really glad about that.

But in a few minutes, God,

I’m going to get out of bed.

And from then on I’m going

to need a whole lot more help.

Thank You.


The Power Of Thought – Science And Spirituality

Music and Lyrics: “Stay The Same”  by Joey McIntyre – beautiful


Masaru Emotos extraordinary work is an awesome display, and powerful tool that can change our perceptions of ourselves and the world we live in forever. We now have profound evidence that we can positively heal and transform ourselves and our planet by the thoughts we choose to think and the ways in which we put those thoughts into practice. I hope you take a minute or two to watch this delightful you tube with details about the wonderful work being undertaken by Dr. Masaru Emoto.


The Power Of Thought   – all quotes from Daskalos – Researchers of Truth.




“Every thought, emotion and desire creates and transmits an “elemental” – also called thought-form – that carries on an existence of its own. We create and regenerate two types of elementals. When negative emotion prevails over thought, we have created emotional thought-forms, or desire-thoughts. When our ideas, desires and emotions pass through reason and love, we create reasoned thought-forms, or thought-desires. An elemental can never be destroyed, only disenergized (when no longer fed with etheric vitality). Elementals of a kind collect to form powerful group elementals. If an individual, or a collection of individuals, are vibrating at the same frequency, they will attract such group elementals. Archangels also create elementals (e.g. nature spirits and angels) in the service of the Divine Plan.”


“With appropriate training, we can project and direct etheric vitality from the etheric doubles of the bodies and send it over vast distances, and perform so-called miracles. To do this we can take part of the Mind-substance of etheric vitality, give it form and project it as a mental image, outside both our gross material body and our etheric double.”

“The thought forms are emitted with an intensity corresponding to the strength of the desires which gave birth to them. When they have reached their goal and served their purpose, they return to their creator to be projected once again with ever increasing power. This procedure is repeated many times, creating within our personality, either a terrible environ­ment of darkness if the thought forms are of low degree, or a strong atmosphere of love if they are good thought-desires.”


“Just as the gross material body consists of many cells, organized into a working whole, so our personality consists of a network of interdependent psycho-noetical images. The cells of our personality, as we might call them, are precisely, one by one, the thought-forms which we create and project as a result of our desires and weaknesses, strengths and virtues.”

“With every thought, each glance, idea, distraction or feeling we create thought forms. Even as we sleep, we are emitting thought forms that will affect us and those around us.”


“The thought forms are emitted with an intensity corresponding to the strength of the desires which gave birth to them. When they have reached their goal and served their purpose, they return to their creator to be projected once again with ever increasing power. This procedure is repeated many times, creating within our personality, either a terrible environ­ment of darkness if the thought forms are of low degree, or a strong atmosphere of love if they are good thought-desires.”

A Definition Of Consciousness – Science And Spirituality




A Tibetan Buddhist text tells us:

“Mind and matter are eternally the same. As the essence of matter is wisdom, the essence of matter is without form and the embodiment of wisdom. As the manifested essence of wisdom is matter, it is called the all-pervading embodiment of wisdom. The unmanifested matter is without magnitude; according to the will it it can show itself throughout all the universe as the immeasureable Pusas (ie intelligent devout men, or Bodhisattvas), immeasurable inspired spirits, immeasurable glories, all different without magnitude and without interference with one another. This is what ordinary senses cannot comprehend, as it is the work of Absolute Reality… According to the Absolute Reality there is no distinction between mind and matter.”

and the ancient Hellenic text known as the Hermetica says:

“HERMES: Now what is it that we said of that Space in which the Universe is moved? We said, Asclepius, that it is incorporeal.
ASCLEPIUS: What then is that incorporeal thing?
HERMES: It is Mind/Consciousness, entire and self-encompassing, free from the erratic movement of things corporeal; it is imperturbable, intangible, standing firm-fixed in itself, containing all things, and maintaining in being all things that are; and it is the light whereby Soul is illuminated.”

Meanwhile in the Twentieth Century, Nobel Prize Winning Scientist Max Planck, discoverer of the Quanta and the Planck Scale, says:

“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: there is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

How does it come about that a ‘clear headed’ scientist, brought up under the strictest disciplines of Germany of the late 19th and early 20th century and without whom we would have no Quantum Science at all, is found saying exactly the same thing as the Tibetan Book of the Dead and a collection of mystical writings of unknown origin dating, probably from the earliest centuries AD? True, Planck was a life-long Christian, but the notion that ‘mind is the matrix of of all matter’ is not commonly discovered among Christian writers. So what is going on?

It would be easy to dismiss the speculations of Buddhists and Hellenic Mystics were it not for the fact of Planck’s statement. And Planck was not alone, as we shall see. What, then, is this mystery to do with the relationship between Consciousness and Matter? What does Planck mean when he says that “there is no matter as such”. Further, what did the Buddhists and Hermeticists mean? What is the relationship here which we are overlooking?

The conventional attitude of modern science on the subject of Consciousness is very simple: it is the product of physical processes in the brain. PET, EEG and MRI scans have done much to identify which parts of the brain ‘light up’ with electrical energy during different functions of Consciousness. Further, evidence of Consciousness has been found nowhere where complex brains and nervous systems have not developed. Kill the brain and Consciousness evaporates. This is self-evident. It is, quite literally, a no-brainer. Further, chemical imbalances in the brain’s make-up have been found to account for certain emotional states, which the basis for the proliferation of drugs being used for treatment of mental health issues. Francis Crick , co-discover of the DNA double helix puts it thus:

“You, your joys and sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behaviour of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules.”

In other words, Consciousness is an illusion. It does not exist. It is a kind of theatre presented by the brain and its mechanisms to convince you that you exist. Why should it need to do so? Because from an evolutionary point of view, the complexity of this illusory Consciousness is integral to the survival of the species. The complex tasks our Consciousness is able to carry out give us a better chance of survival than other animals who might be faster, bigger, stronger, more poisonous etc than us. The ability to reason, build, learn, remember etc are essential parts of our Evolutionary survival kit. Our ‘Consciousness’, our sense of ‘Self’ is a byproduct of this evolutionary process. It has no real existence or importance beyond itself. The ‘I’ is a product of mechanism, like everything else. Not only does God not exist, neither, technically, do you.

Surely, then, the case is closed?

Clearly not.

If it were, then why, for instance, does Max Planck tell us that ‘mind is the matrix of all matter’? And he is not alone. Here is Nobel Prize Winning Quantum Scientist Eugene Wigner on the subject:

“Until not many years ago, the ‘existence’ of a mind or soul would have been passionately denied by most physical scientists. The brilliant successes of mechanistic and, more generally, macroscopic physics and of chemistry overshadowed the obvious fact that thoughts, desires, and emotions are not made of matter, and it was universally accepted among physical scientists that there is nothing besides matter. The epitome of this belief was the conviction that, if we knew the positions and velocities of all atoms at one instant of time, we could compute the fate of the universe for all future. Even today, there are adherents to this view, though fewer among the physicists than – ironically enough – among biochemists.

There are several reasons for the return, on the part of most physical scientists, to the spirit of Descartes’s ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’, which recognises the thought, that is the mind, as primary. First, the brilliant successes of mechanics not only faded into the past; they were also recognised as partial successes, relating to a narrow range of phenomena, all in the macroscopic domain. When the province of physical theory was extended to encompass microscopic phenomena, through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again: it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness. All that quantum mechanics purports to provide are probability connections between subsequent impressions (also called ‘appeceptions’) of the consciousness, and even though the dividing line between the observer, whose consciousness is being affected, and the observed physical object can be shifted towards the one or the other to a considerable degree, it cannot be eliminated. It may be premature to believe that the present philosophy of quantum mechanics will remain a permanent feature of future physical theories; it will remain remarkable, in whatever way future concepts develop, that the very study of the external world led to the conclusion that the content of the consciousness is an ultimate reality.”

Wolfgang Pauli, another Nobel Prize Winner and pioneer of Quantum Science:

“The limitation of consciousness in space and time is such an overwhelming reality that every occasion when this fundamental truth is broken must rank as an event of the highest theoretical significance, for it would prove that the space-time barrier can be annulled. The annulling factor would then be the psyche, since space-time would attach to it at most as a relative and conditioned quality. Under certain conditions it [the psyche; RFR] could even break through the barriers of space and time precisely because of a quality essential to it, that is, its relatively trans-spatial and trans-temporal nature. This possible transcendence of space-time, for which it seems to me there is a good deal of evidence, is of such incalculable import that it should spur the spirit of research to the greatest effort. Our present development of consciousness is, however, so backward that in general we still lack the scientific and intellectual equipment for adequately evaluating the facts of telepathy so far as they have bearing on the nature of the psyche. I have referred to this group of phenomena merely in order to point out that the psyche’s attachment to the brain, i.e., its space-time limitation, is no longer as self-evident and incontrovertible as we have hitherto been led to believe.”

Erwin Schroedinger, also a Nobel Laureate and Quantum Scientist:

“The reason why our sentient, percipient and thinking ego is met nowhere within our scientific world picture can easily be indicated in seven words: because it is itself that world picture. It is identical with the whole and therefore cannot be contained in it as a part of it.”

What do all these quotes have in common? They are all by Quantum Scientists; and not just ordinary Quantum Scientists, but members of the key generation of geniuses without whom there would be no Quantum Science. All identify Consciousness or Mind as integral to the Quantum Process, identifying it as integral to the behaviour and formation of Matter, given that Matter, our macrocosmic Universe of ‘things’, emerges from the Quantum level of reality, the microcosmic Universe of ‘probabilities’. The reason? The old, much disputed (and disliked) canard of Quantum Science, that without a Conscious Observer, what is known as ‘wave collapse’ could not occur and thus no concrete physical processes would be able to come into being. Thus, without a Conscious Observer, the Universe would stay in a state of what is known as a ‘superimposition’ in which no Matter would exist, everything remaining in a state of perpetual possibility, nothing more than one vast conglomerate of wave functions. In other words, the Universe would be “without form and void” until something observed it, or to please the religious amongst us, until ‘the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. Then, and only then, could the Big Bang have happened and we would have had Light, thus ushering in the orders of Time and Space which constitute our physical Universe. That Consciousness was integral to the formation of Matter in this sense was not an idea confined to Max Planck, or even just Wigner, Pauli and Schroedinger mentioned above. The great mathematician John von Neumann, in his work THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS demonstrated how Consciousness was unavoidable in understanding Quantum Processes. Later eminent figures such as John Wheeler, Sir James Jeans, Martin Rees, Euan Squires, Sir Roger Penrose and many others have posited similar ideas. These are not soft-headed muddled thinkers watching WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW? but important Scientists, Cosmologists and Astrophysicists. Something interesting is going on. Each returns in some sense to Max Planck’s assertion, reiterated here:

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”

Thus, the question arises, if Consciousness is in some way integral to the existence of any kind of Matter, then how can it be solely the product of the brain? The brain is made up of Matter, but if these Scientists are correct, that Matter cannot come into existence without Consciousness. Henry Stapp goes even further, insisting that rather than Consciousness emerging from the brain, the brain emerges from Consciousness, in the sense that, without Consciousness, the brain would not be held in any kind of constant fixed state. Thus rather than Consciousness being an epiphenomenon of the brain, the brain is an ephiphenomenon of Consciousness, or at least the two must exist simultaneously and symbiotically, perhaps as a continuum, rather like an egg and a chicken permanently laying and hatching each other at once. Either Consciousness is the primary reality and Matter an illusion, or Matter is the primary reality and Consciousness the illusion. Alternatively, some other relationship, hitherto unexplored, is involved.

Clearly there is a mystery here to be unravelled. And what does it mean to say that “mind is the matrix of all matter”? We humans cannot be everywhere at once, so our capacity for Observation is severely limited. Further, we didn’t come onto the scene until relatively recently, and yet we know that the Universe existed billions of years before even the most elementary examples of Conscious life existed on this planet. Not only that, but the Universe seems to exist and remain in place even in areas which we cannot possibly see.

So what is going on? And what can a Buddhist, a Hermeticist and a German Quantum Scientist all be perceiving independently of each other that most of us are missing? More, what can they say to each other that may help to unravel this mystery?

These notes are an attempt to find out, or at least to turn over a few ideas that might help others… – Jake Murray

Glimpse Of Spirit – Science and Spirituality


If consciousness is not simply an emergent property of life, as science assumes, but is instead the initial glimpse, we have of Spirit, we ought to stop wasting our time trying to explain how it derives from matter and turn our attention to consciousness itself.


The image on a television screen provides an analogy for what we then find. The television lights up its screen, and the film in the video we are watching modifies that light so as to produce one of an infinite number of images. These images are like the perceptions, sensations, dreams, memories, thoughts, and feelings that we consciously experience – we might think of them as the contents of consciousness. The light itself, without which no images would be possible, corresponds to pure consciousness. We know that the images on the screen are composed of this light, but we are not usually aware of the light itself. Our attention is caught up in the images that appear and the stories they tell. In much the same way, we know we are conscious, but normally we are aware only of the many different experiences, thoughts, and feelings that consciousness presents us with. Consciousness proper-pure consciousness, consciousness with no images imposed upon it – is the common property of us all.

When (in introspection of meditation) we detect pure consciousness, we have every reason to think that what I experience is identical with what you experience in that same state.

And identical with what God too experiences, not in degree but in kind. For at that level, we are down to what consciousness is, namely infinite potential – receptive to any content that might be imposed on it. The infinitude of our consciousness is only potential whereas God’s consciousness is actual – God experiences every impossibility timelessly – but the point here is that our consciousness themselves, are in fact identical.

~ Huston Smith

Prophecy Dreams And Sai Baba – Science and Spirituality


It’s happened to most people at least once. You have a dream. You might dismiss it or find it funny but a day or week pass by and happening before your very eyes is the exact dream you just had. Freaky stuff? Or is it just the laws of physics working itself out? You may dismiss some of these dreams as mere coincidences but some are so accurate and improbable that you cannot help but to wonder if the true nature of time and your mind are closely coupled. To dive deeper into the mechanics of our dreams, we looked Dr. Eric Amidi’s(a Particle Physicist and a Certified Hypnotist) fascinating overview of the Collage Theory of Time. Dr. Eric Amidi explains, physics has made great strides in explaining the nature of time measurement, but the nature of time itself remains to be quite the mystery to science. In fact, one of the reasons that quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of gravity cannot be unified is that science does not yet have a firm understanding of time. So why is time so omnipresent that you can feel it everywhere you go, and yet it’s so elusive that you cannot put your finger on it and explain what it is? Could it be because it’s within you? Could it be because it has its roots in your psyche and not the world out there?

Can Our Dreams Explain Time?

According to Dr Eric Amidi, the events and happenings are only snapshots of our lives. A “collage” if you will, and in no particular order. Imagine that all the things that have happened and will happen in your life are laid out in a collage of snapshot pictures on a wall, but you can see only a small portion of this wall due to the limited capacity of your conscious mind. In your waking life, your logical conscious mind constantly grabs these snapshots and puts them in a logical order, one after the other. This is what you perceive as being the passing of time. However Dr. Eric Amidi’s Collage Theory Of Time also explains that while you dream or when you’re in deep meditation you may see beyond now and into the future as your logical conscious mind shuts down. Your conscious mind is no longer able to categorise the events of your life into a logical order.

The above is a general theory of prophecy dreams. Can we will our dreams or can we re-arrange them in order to make them appear true? In the dream I had some 19 months ago, I neither willed it nor wished it!

The dream was not about me nor a member of my family or even a close friend. The dream was of someone well-known in Sai Baba circles. Someone I never knew.

I’d met this person, let’s call him “John”,  in the darshan area of Swami’s ashram during 2008. He’d left an impression on me but other than an awareness of each other, there was no further contact. Thus, why should I dream of this person?  Could this have been a “Swami dream” to point out the connection we have with one another? Swami mentioned so many times we are one, we are all connected. I suppose this dream could have been a teaching dream, as it came true some 12-13 months later. I would never have known of the dream coming true,  if I had not seen a video of this person, where he appeared, as he had in my dream, on a talk show, in the USA.

I might add here that I had written down the details of my dream the morning after, told friends, also sent an email to the person concerned. Though the email was not acknowledge, I am sure it was read. (I’ve been searching for the email but i had binned it after sending.. So cannot retrace it now.. Hence why the date is vague.) aaswami490

My dream was somewhere between Oct – Nov. 2011.

An acquaintance of mine was at a low point, let’s call him  “John,”  was distant from me on a physical level. I did not know his everyday activities. I had a dream where he appeared on a T.V. Talk show in the USA. At the time he was living in Puttaparthi or at least I think he was.The dream has to be one of the most vivid I ever remember. In this dream, he appeared on an American talk show as a guest,  along with him was a famous  Country and Western singer.  Everyone was saying to “John,”  “Oh that is big!”  “Wow! that is big…” The other famous guest also repeated the same words to John.  She was sitting next to him and laughing.  John then got up, picked up the lady and twirled her around saying, “I am so happy. I am so happy..” The dream had a very happy feeling, as if John was really excited and pleased to be on the show and back home. It was not revealed in my dream what was so “huge.”

Dec. 2012 – John actually appeared on a T.V. talk show in America  (video, on-line) discussing the renovation of the Nashville, Fairgrounds. In the video, he also talked briefly about the lady guest who had appeared in the dream. “Wow that is big,”  – the words I heard in the dream – has to be the gigantic  Fairgrounds Project in Tenn., currently in the planning stage.

I can only remember one other dream that was a clear prophesy and that took place when I very young..

The Psychic Being – Science and Spirituality

source: Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother


The anguish born out of the psychic touch


Those who walk on the spiritual path are often beset by a persistent anguish characterized by a feeling of being abandoned in the no-mans land between two verdant pastures.  On one side, the delights of the phenomenal world beckon sporadically but no longer seem attractive, while on the other side, one intermittently feels a psychic happiness but  the link to the Divine Shakti remains insecure.  It requires a durable and persistent faith to stand firm in this transitional period.  In this passage, the Mother astutely identifies the source of this anguish:

Somebody asks what is the true intensity for wanting the Divine, in the will to unite with the Divine. And then this person says that he has found within himself two different modes of aspiration, especially in the intensity of aspiration for the Divine: in one of these movements there is a sort of anguish, like a poignant pain, in the other, there is an anxiety, but at the same time a great joy.

This observation is quite correct.

And the question is this: “When do we feel this intensity mixed with anguish, and when the intensity containing joy?”

I don’t know if several or many of you have a similar experience, but it is very real, this experience, very spontaneous. And the answer is very simple.

As soon as the presence of the psychic consciousness is united with the aspiration, the intensity takes on quite a different character, as if it were filled with the very essence of an inexpressible joy. This joy is something that seems contained in everything else. Whatever may be the outer form of the aspiration, whatever difficulties and obstacles it may meet, this joy is there as though it filled up everything, and it carries you in spite of everything.  That is the sure sign of the psychic presence. That is to say, you have established a contact with your psychic consciousness, a more or less complete, more or less constant contact, but at that moment it is the psychic being, the psychic consciousness which fills your aspiration, gives it its true contents. And that’s what is translated into joy.

When that is not there, the aspiration may come from different parts of the being; it may come mainly from the mind or mainly from the vital or even from the physical, or it may come from all the three together—it may come from all kinds of combinations. But in general, for the intensity to be there, the vital must be present. It is the vital which gives the intensity; and as the vital is at the same time the seat of most of the difficulties, obstacles, contradictions, it is the friction between the intensity of the aspiration and the intensity of the difficulty which creates this anguish.

This is no reason to stop one’s aspiration.

You must know, you must understand the reason for this anguish. And then, if you can introduce just one more element in your aspiration, that is, your trust in the divine Grace, trust in the divine Response, it counterbalances all possible anguish and you can aspire without any disturbance or fear [6].


As a star, uncompanioned, moves in heaven
Unastonished by the immensities of Space,
Travelling infinity by its own light,
The great are strongest when they stand alone.
A God-given might of being is their force,
A ray from self’s solitude of light the guide;
The soul that can live alone with itself meets God;
Its lonely universe is their rendezvous.

(Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Book VI, Canto II)

We Are Star Stuff – Science and Spirituality

It is hard to grasp, but if we can keep an open mind and submit to the idea that we all are connected to each other in this invisible web of energy threads it all starts to make sense.

We are all part of One Mind or consciousness in this sea of energy where everything is vibrating at one speed or another. What is then “the language” of the vibrations? How do we then communicate in this sea of energy? It is through our feelings and emotions. They are used to described the conscious awareness of the vibration we are in. So if we think of something and add feeling/emotion to it we are sending out powerful vibrations.

This means that all of  us are energy and everything around us is energy and we are connected with everything – we are part of a universal consciousness – a particle of the Source itself or as someone likes to put it – you are part of God and God is in you – meaning that God is everywhere. Everything you do – how you behave and how you think and feel will be vibrated into this field of energy and hence it is affected everyone in it – either directly or indirectly. 

✿  ܓ ܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿

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✿  ܓ ܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿

“The wise man’s ‘maybe’ signifies a refusal to judge anything that happens. Instead of judging what is, he accepts it and so enters into conscious alignment with the higher order. He knows that often it is impossible for the mind to understand what place or purpose a seemingly random event has in the tapestry of the whole. But there are no random events, nor are there events or things that exist by or and for themselves, in isolation. The atoms that make up your body were once forged inside star, and the causes of even the smallest event are virtually infinite and connected with the whole in incomprehensible ways. If you wanted to trace back the cause of any event, you would have to go back all the way to the beginning of creation. The cosmos is not chaotic. The very word cosmos means order. But this is not an order the human mind can ever comprehend, although it can sometimes glimpse it. – Eckhard Tolle  

✿  ܓ ܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿

Tadpole Nebula

✿  ܓ ܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿

You are not just a meaningless fragment in an alien universe, briefly suspended between life and death, allowed a few short-lived pleasures followed by pain and ultimate annihilation. Underneath your outer form, you are connected with something so vast, so immeasurable and sacred, that it cannot be spoken of – yet I am speaking of it now. I am speaking of it now not to give you something to believe in but to show you how you can know it for yourself. -Eckhart Tolle

Dr. Wayne Dyer – Science and Spirituality

Dr. Wayne Dyer is a prominent American best-selling author and internationally recognized lecturer. Recently he was interviewed for a television news programme in Cleveland, Ohio. In the course of that interview Swami’s name came up, and at the first mention of Sai Baba tears appeared in his eyes. He has never seen Swami in person but said that he was well acquainted with Baba because He appeared often in his dreams.

How come Swami is blessing Dyer by regularly appearing in his dreams? That is because Dyer is an intensely spiritual person. He is regularly featured on Public Television in America and he is considered one of the foremost inspirational speakers in the field of spiritual growth and personal development. He has written 25 books over the last 30 years, many of which have been bestsellers throughout the world.

For the first decade of his life, Dyer lived in an orphanage and foster homes. He now looks back on those years as being some of the most formative years of his life, a time during which he learnt the important lesson of self-reliance. He sees himself as the Eternal Soul who is disguised as an author, lecturer, father, husband and a thousand other things – he obviously takes his Advaitam seriously.

Part of Dyer’s popularity is due to the inclusion of many quotes from Swami in his books and presentations. One of his observations demonstrates his closeness to the Teachings of Sai Baba: “Send out love and harmony, put your mind and body in a peaceful place, and then allow the universe to work in the perfect way it knows how”.
In public lectures around the world, Dyer invariably brings up the name of Sai Baba. “I am not sure why He comes to me,” he says, “it just started happening several years ago. This is a Being who lives at God Consciousness who has, as Jesus had, the ability to manifest at will (like Jesus manifested fish and loaves). All of us have the ability to manifest, but there is the timeline between what we think and what we do.”

In a recent TV interview Dyer exclaimed, “Even as you speak (about Sai Baba), I get very emotional. I could almost break down and cry right now. It’s not a tear of sadness; it’s not a feeling that I am hurt in any way. It’s just the most blissful, peaceful (feeling). Do you know what it feels like to be in a warm shower when you have been out in the cold? It’s like having a warm shower running inside of you.”
This is how Dyer describes Baba’s appearances in his dreams:

“It’s an energy that moves up and down your spine and gives you goose flesh; only, it’s internal goose flesh. It’s just bliss. That’s the way it is and that’s how I feel.”

When asked why others don’t have such access to the many qualities of Sai Baba, Dyer replied that everyone has access but they do not want it. He adds, “It’s just that they believe they don’t. It’s like your question itself (about this) has resistance built in to it. You know the idea is that if you believe you don’t have something, then you don’t have it.”

Dyer says this is how people create resistance to what they want. “If you use phrases like ‘the worst-case scenario’ then you just can’t have ‘the best-case scenario’. You know, ‘as a man thinks, so he is’. It’s based on simple metaphysics. Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”

Often in his talks and frequently in his writings, Dyer teaches about non-attachment. About meeting Sai Baba in India one day he says, “I am not attached to it at all. Honestly, I am not. I don’t have any illusion that if He were to walk into this room right now, that it would be any different from this very experience (of talking about Him) right now”. Dyer adds, “It’s because I already feel Baba’s presence in this room right now. It’s just that strong.”
Dyer says, “I have a very, very strong internal knowing about my connection to Source (God) and Sai Baba is someone who lives at this level of God Consciousness. In David Hawkins book Power v/s Force, he speaks of a handful of people who live at this God-Realized level. He says they are steadfast in their abstention of thoughts of harm, that they don’t exclude anyone and that they include all, and Baba is one of those beings that calibrates at one of those exceptionally high spiritual levels that is commensurate with Source. He is Source Energy. He lives at Source Energy. He is God. We are all pieces of God, and He is there all the time.”
The latest book written by Dyer, The Power of Intention, describes the force brought to an individual’s life by ego and how it interacts with fear. “When you get ego out of the way,” he says, “when you just allow (life to be) and if you knew who it was who was walking beside you at all times on this path, then you would have no fear”. Dyer continues: “One of the quotes I like from Swami Paramananda is that when you reach God realization, nothing can go wrong, nothing can go wrong. All you have to do is live at the level I am speaking about and you don’t have to go around practising or worrying about it, you just have to reach for higher vibrational energy at any moment, which means staying connected to Source. One of the great questions to ask is, “Would God have this thought?”, and then to remind yourself that you are God, that you are a piece of God.”

Dyer says that by definition, anything that excludes cannot be spiritual. And he says that nearly all religions exclude. It’s one of the thoughts that makes this famous author so popular among those who know him. His life is dedicated to inclusiveness. It’s one of the reasons he speaks so forcefully about Sai Baba. He knows Sai Baba is all about inclusion. If Wayne Dyer is against anything for anyone, it is exclusion.

Source: media. radiosai. org/Journals/ Vol_03/01JAN01