by Azriel ReShel, Uplift Waking Times Some years ago while staying at the ashram of the Indian saint, Ramana Maharshi, nestled at the foot of the forest covered mountain of Arunachala, I read the great sage’s sacred words, etched above a doorway: “Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.” His words are a key to karma and destiny. As someone who would try and make things happen, forcing outcomes and who struggled … Continue reading THE UNIVERSAL LAW OF KARMA
“The eternal loom spins the immaculate word. The word forms the pulp and sinew of innocence… William Blake never let go of the loom’s golden skein… He was the loom’s loom, spinning the fiber of revelation.” BY MARIA POPOVA “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees,” William Blake (November 28, 1757–August 12, 1827) wrote in his most beautiful letter — a soaring defense of the imagination. A genius both tragic and transcendent, Blake was among humanity’s deepest and farthest seers — … Continue reading Patti Smith Sings “The Tyger” and Reflects on William Blake’s Transcendent Legacy as a Guiding Sun in the Cosmos of Creativity
by Haley Hamilton I interviewed a real ‘death doula’ about the future of end-of-life care. Fear of the unknown? Try tripping balls on LSD There are four major fears people have about dying. First is the process: pain, discomfort, helplessness. Second, the fear of what’s next, if anything; what happens when this ride is over? Third, what philosopher Thomas Nagel describes as the deprivation of all the good stuff life rewards us with (so, basically, FOMO). And finally, a fear of a life not fully lived. What can help alleviate these anxieties as one nears the end of life? Tripping balls on LSD. … Continue reading HOW PSYCHEDELICS ARE HELPING THE DYING MAKE PEACE WITH THE OTHER SIDE
by Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that ventures past the confines of the physical realm and into the vast and infinite beyond. It’s our nature to migrate away from our bodies although we never really think of it that way. It’s not difficult to see that we’re not entirely in one place all of the time. Our thoughts are often elsewhere, transitory and elusive, and virtually immune to the entanglements of time and space. We are free to go anywhere— to visit the past and present and … Continue reading WHERE ARE WE WHEN WE’RE NOT HERE?
by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “Most religions do not guide people in the direction of spiritual growth. They practice enslavement instead of awakening or enlightenment.” ~The Book of Changes and the Unchanging Truth It’s impossible to grasp the full significance of the fact that of the world’s two major religions, one is engaged in a generations long campaign of torture and murder of non-believers, and the other is always mired in sex scandals involving child rape, pedophilia, molestation and high level cover ups. If our spiritual leadership is guilty of the worst kinds of crimes, and with such outstanding impunity, what … Continue reading TAOIST ASCENDED MASTERS COMMENT ON HOW RELIGIONS ENSLAVE US INSTEAD OF AWAKEN US
Wikimedia Commons by NED DYMOKE Ouija boards. You either love ’em or hate ’em… or you’re one of the undead and someone with one keeps calling you back up to chat, sort of like the paranormal equivalent of butt-dialing. Either way, it’s been immensely popular since its invention by Elijah Bond in 1890 thanks to its supposed ability to “talk to the dead”. Over a century later it’s become quite the pop culture staple. Untold thousands of spooked-out kids have toyed with it at sleepovers—and dozens of supposed demonic possessions have allegedly (key word: allegedly!) occurred because of it. But it turns out there’s a far more … Continue reading New study reveals the science behind Ouija boards
BY Christina Sarich, Guest Waking Times Great minds like the English physicist, Brian Cox use the Hubble constant, the idea that the further a galaxy is from us, the faster it is “flying away from us is” a way to explain why we’re not at the center of the Universe. He goes on to say that the Universe is like a ball of dough filled with raisins when you’re baking bread. As the raisins expand with the rising dough, the ones further from a singular raisin get farther away, and so on. Even though Cox can explain quantum mechanics in less than a minute, … Continue reading ARE YOU THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE? YES AND NO