Question by shahbarak: Don’t most religions focus on death rather than life? Why?
The Greeks focused on life. Their art celebrated perfectibility, on Earth. Egyptians made art of daily life, but like the Judaic religions that grew from them (including especially Christianity and Islam), focus on death, and fear of it. Consider the shared emphasis on an after-life – and the Christian icons of a crucified Christ, frailty and bodily decay, Saintly martyrs etc. Isn’t it all rather glum and gruesome? Is that why the religious treat Earthly things with such destructive contempt? And utilitarianism, in contrast with protestations of “spirituality”.
Answer by Kezia D
because that’s what some people fear
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O’keeffe , at her home in New Mexico in 1977 . She was nearly 90 at the time.
James Kalm partakes in the press preview for this icon of American Modernism. Over twenty years in the making, this exhibition surveys the lesser known but perhaps more profound side of OKeeffes work, her abstraction. Beginning with her discovery and eventual relationship with Alfred Stieglitz in 1916, OKeeffe was thrust in to the stratosphere of the New York art scene. She was at the forefront of pursuing a type of organic abstraction that Stieglitz championed as Americas contribution to Modernism. Examples of OKeeffes paintings covering nearly fifty years of development are on view. Includes brief statements by Director Adam D. Weinberg, and the curatorial team lead by Barbara Haskell, Barbara Buhler Lynes and Sasha Nicholas.
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According to the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans would say they are living with extreme stress. Family, careers, and finances are keeping society crazy busy. Riess Elke gives professional healing advice to those feeling overwhelmed in Being Free: Thirty-Eight Pictures and Exercises to Wake You Up and Set You Free (Published by Author House).
The mind doesnt exist in your true being; it is one of human beings illusions. Its only purpose is to keep you entertained, disconnected from the oneness, and so busy that you have no time to experience your true self, says Elke. Being free means that you are present, awakened, enlightened, in the now.
Being Free is a workbook that teaches the user to completely eliminate the over-thinking, over-stimulated human habits, and become in tune with the relaxed true being. Through exercises and soothing images painted by Elke herself, Being Free aids in getting back to the basics of life.
Riess Elke is a professional spiritual healer, specializing in multiple methods including:
Question by ♈ Grrrr ♈: What is your Moon/Venus & your definition of a “soul mate”, “twin flame” and a “life partner”?
Are they different people or do they all mean the same thing to you?
BQ: Do you think people put too much emphasis on these terms?
Answer by ‡ La Couture Lioness ™
I think they’re all pretty much the same for the most part; perhaps with small differences but nothing big. For the purpose of answering this Q, I will use the term “soul mate” because it’s my favorite 🙂
To me, a soul mate is someone who truly gets inside your mind and your heart and it’s all effortless; you feel like you’ve known that person your whole life and just know that you are not meant to be apart. You feel like you are totally “in step” with that person; psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and physcially and your feelings trascend anything “earthly”. There’s no bounds of time or space; just one continuous journey and all spoken words are like a musical melody. Even arguments sound beautiful in their own way because they are weaving your temperments together.
BQ: No; I think people don’t put ENOUGH emphasis on these terms. Soul mates together make a beautiful picture. The sad thing is, many people will never find theirs because they are looking in the wrong place or looking altogether. The best things come to those are not waiting and not looking.
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I would like to discuss something that is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries of this existence. Now realize, this subject is not something that I take lightly. And I highly suggest that under no circumstance are you to take it lightly, either. So much has been written about this spiritual subject and I am deeply curious if anyone truly understands the gravity of even talking about it. If you are at all serious about Kundalini, what is truly paramount is that you listen very carefully. You must strip every idea and every thought or concept you hold pertaining to it. The mind as thought can not grasp or comprehend it in any way. It is not something that can be explained. In fact, I doubt if words can even come close to any subjective undertaking. Kundalini, which in its basic terminology is a spiritual transformation that erupts within man as a transformative process to unite with the divine.
Without experiencing this for oneself, you have no means of understanding the full significance of such a phenomenon.
It is beyond the reach of mental comprehension. You must discover it for your self. In fact, it is of little meaning to even speak of it. This is one of the most sacred secrets hidden within man. When it is aroused within the fabric of ones being, you are stripped of all knowledge. All that you know is nullified. No one can truly prepare you for this. Those in yoga and all the so-called spiritual disciplines have attempted to bring this about and I question if it can be aroused by any superficial means. In fact, it is the beginning of the spiritual awakening in its pristine essence.
Under no circumstance would I even suggest you try to prematurely bring this about without first preparing the groundwork.
Every fiber of ones being may become so sensitized to the touch that even the wind can evoke great pain or delight. Every aspect of ones life must be in order on every level. This phenomenon can bring physical death, madness or if you are truly blessed, the blissfulness of enlightenment.
If this should begin to erupt within you, there is no turning back. To attempt to halt such a powerful thing as kundalini may do even greater harm. You must relax and let it flow within you, naturally. It contains its own intelligence. You can only lay back and give way to this spiritual journey. The sense of self has to be completely vanquished. Perhaps, for the first time in your life, you will discover you have no power over this. It is the holistic movement of life itself.
The movement of kundalini is forever new. That is why no one can truly explain what actually takes place. There are certain factors that one may deem as common factors. But, the experience is indescribable. And if you should be blessed to awaken fully to this energy that returns to the primordial source of all, you will discover absolute bliss. This spontaneous eruption of joy comes uninvited. There is no self to experience what takes place. It is beyond the realm of time and space. There is no measure for the mind to grasp and compare. It is beyond pleasure and all such chaos.
The awakening of kundalini is a matter of living a holistic life and not one of partiality and disorder. Such spiritual transformation is the end of man. This is not evolution. It is the very ending of you as an entity in the field of time. It is the doorway to the eternal, here and now. Can you live in this? Can you live without your conscious self and all your selfish attachment to this life? A life free of all turmoil and conflict.
This is not a psychical phenomenon. Kundalini is not a product of mind or theology. It is pure spirituality. Psychic things are of the no-mind, not beyond it. Spirituality is neither of the mind or the no-mind. So one may have psychic abilities and not be spiritual. But, to be spiritual transcends mental and psychic limitations.
This awakening is a realization in which the ignorance of self has been in blindness all the while. Now this perception beyond the senses is awakening and one is no longer confined to time or mind. There is no ‘me’ to even experience this. Then you will discern the true meaning of meditation without a meditator. Ones whole being is completely empty and filled with this immeasurable living silence.
In this empty fulfillment, one enters the divine presence within the here and now. It is here one discovers you do not become immortal, you discover you were trapped in the illusion and ignorance of mortality. This is the totality of all energy with neither a beginning nor end. Nothing can go beyond this. It is life untouchable, nameless and unborn. It is the most sacred thing of all. In fact, it is nothingness. It is the inextinguishable flame in which nothing and no one can fathom. The everlasting mystery and peace that transcends this mortal existence is your primordial being.
My name is Adonis Alexander and I am a contemporary Spiritual Teacher who resides in the United States.
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