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Fred Lacy will begin the class with fascinating photos of his recent
"spiritual anthropology" trip to Cambodia and surrounding countries --
ancient temples, esoteric meanings, etc.
Live Online Class this Saturday - June 1stJoin us for the SuperWisdom class and open discussion event, this Saturday, June 1st at 8:AM Pacific. It's free and friendly. Listen by internet or telephone. Connection Details Here
Topic: "How Truth Flows with Amazing Abundance, Now and Throughout Time, Often Manifesting in Surprising Places"
Live Online Class this Saturday - June 1st
Join us for the SuperWisdom class and open discussion event, this Saturday, June 1st at 8:AM Pacific. It's free and friendly. Listen by internet or telephone. Connection Details Here.
Topic: "How Truth Flows with Amazing Abundance, Now and Throughout Time, Often Manifesting in Surprising Places"
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SuperWisdom - Next Class: Sat May 4 - 8:AM Pacific
SuperWisdom Live Online Class - Saturday, May 4th at 8:AM Pacific Time. Topic: "Let's Weave a Tapestry." Open discussion, where we connect several inner development principles. It's fun, and you're invited.
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SuperWisdom -- Taking Back the Bible from the Spiritually Blind
In the 139th Psalm we find, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men."
In the Psalms, the word God represents the Source of thoughts, the originator of all ideas. You "live and move and have your being" (Acts 17:28) in this endless sea of thought. You value these thoughts -- they are precious to you. When you awaken to this Source, you find you never really left it. The dream of a life separate and apart from this prime Source dissolves, and you step forward and claim the Original Life you never really left.
As an echo copies an original voice, so does the natural world echo this prime Source. The natural world, with its flowing waters, butterflies, pleasant breezes and inspiring vistas, can remind us of the Source and its spheres, but if we take the natural world as the real world, we block our perception from penetrating the veil.
Approach the Source, and we experience a buoyancy that thoroughly engages and enjoys the natural world. Christ walking on the water symbolizes this. We touch what never perishes. The shadow world, the echo world, changes its clothes, but the endless thoughts of the Source dwell in the purity of eternity. As we embrace them we quicken inwardly, coming alive in the Spirit while living our natural life on earth.
The last sentence, "Surely thou will slay the wickedâ€¦and the bloody men" has nothing to do with rowdy physical people, and a righteous "God" taking care of them. The "wicked" dwell in the bubble of the few decades of existence we seemed to have lived apart from the Source. They resist and reject the new, having settled into familiar patterns of belief. Truth shatters this bubble, and we reunite with the Source. What are a few decades in the face of eternity! Itâ€™s a shadow, a dream, with no power to hold you. "Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you," (2 Chronicles 20:17)
The Bible speaks of inner wars, battles, slayings and the like, symbolically. SuperWisdom opens our inner eyes to the great wealth of spiritual knowledge the Bible contains, providing a key you can apply that unlocks its advanced revelations. You take back this valuable book from the hands of the blind.
SuperWisdom Online Class 8:AM Pacific - Today!
Class Today - Saturday April 6th
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Join us live online, or by telephone, this Saturday (April 6th) at 8:AM Pacific.
Topic: â€œLet the waters settle, and you will see stars and the moon mirrored in your own being.â€ (Taoism) Aren't we too quick to think of what we need to do, instead of first going to neutral, to quietness, to stillness?
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Somewhat hesitant to try something now? Why? Will you really get very far in your spiritual endeavors, if you always stay comfortable - doing the same things?…
SuperWisdom Class this Saturday - Plus Newsletter
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Join us live online, or by telephone, this Saturday (April 6th) at 8:AM Pacific.
Topic: â€œLet the waters settle, and you will see stars and the moon mirrored in your own being.â€ (Taoism) Aren't we too quick to think of what we need to do, instead of first going to neutral, to quietness, to stillness?
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Seven Views of the V.I. -- The Vast Intelligence
By Tom Russell
1. Spiritual studies exist as a doorway, not a destination. A doorway to what? To a Vast Idea that nourishes and sustains within it all ideas. Picture a blind man touching an elephant and describing what he feels. He picks up certain information by touch, then describes the parts. He does not see the whole elephant, or know what it is. Likewise, spiritual studies describe parts of the elephant. The Vast Idea, referred to as Christ in the Bible, Buddha in Zen, and the Tao in Taoism, does not dwell in verbal concepts. Words may jolt and inspire us to open our own inner eyes, but they cannot convey the actual experience of oneness with the V.I.
2. Sufi writer Idries Shah spoke of how people often attended his talks, claiming that they were tired of books and wanted the "real thing." Shah pointed out how these people were delusional. He told them there was much valuable information to obtain from books, and that it was not his job to personally fill in this information in his personal talks. When people react against books, they miss the point. On the other hand, when they view books or a teacher/organization as the primary means to approach the V.I., they miss the point. The Middle Way taught by Buddha is one of the most useful principles in all of esoteric literature.
3. Picture the V.I. as a fabulous mansion at night. This mansion is your own home. Lights exist within each room. Spiritual awakening is a matter of turning on the lights room by room, and on all the patios. Gradually, your entire property, including the surrounding grounds, lights up. "The kingdom of heaven (the mansion) is within." (Luke 17:21) We light up what already exists inside, room by room.
4. Many rooms in your mansion have not been entered for decades, or longer. When you enter a new room in the mansion, at first you see layers of dust and smell the stale air. Don't leave that room! Turn on the lights. Pull the covers off the furniture. Open the windows! Never run away from an uncomfortable place inside. Turn on the lights and get to work.
5. Often people get together to talk about the mansion, the rooms, and the lights. They huddle in one or two rooms of their fifty room mansion. But they just talk talk talk! Refuse to settle down with "like minded people." We are not here on earth to join our spirit with others, but to find the keys to our original inner mansion, and light up every room of the Vast Idea.
6. The V.I. will be original to you. Your approach to it will be original. Your expression of it will be original. Once activated, how you live and think will not be like anyone else on earth. It's just fine for a certain spiritual path to get us up and going, but the problem is, 99% of them never want to end! They advertise and proclaim what they can never do, which is to take you to the V.I. We reach the point where we must dare to leave kindergarten. "Nature never duplicates a path." (Vernon Howard)
7. The V.I. knows how to play, how to laugh, how to enjoy this life to the fullest. In no hurry to get anywhere, including enlightenment, the V.I. savors the simple moment and all it brings.
1. A spiritual leader with an unopened inner eye is nothing more than a teacher learned in the sayings of old masters. This will be of little use to him when dealing with the great matter of life and death. It will be like a picture of rice cakes for a starving body. Three yards of explanation doesn't equal one foot of realization. That is why the buddhas...all pointed directly to the person's mind to make him realize that seeing into his own nature is Buddhahood. (Zen Master Bassui)
2. This Work trains us to observe where we are internally. Each of us dwells somewhere in a vast psychological country...In this inner psychological space, only apprehended by the inner senses, it is possible for a man or woman to spend their lives in a very bad part of it, without ever realizing it. In the Work we seek to change our habitat internally. (Maurice Nicoll)
3. Self-knowledge is not an ultimate end; it is the only opening wedge to the inexhaustible. (J. Krishnamurti)
4. What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past. And often go there and do a strange wail and worship. (Sufi poet Hafiz)
5. What is the difference between self-improvement and self-perfecting? Self-improvement is an arrangement of something that already exists. Self-perfection is an actualization of potentialities not yet developed. (C.S. Nott - Fourth Way)
J. Krishnamurti and the Illusion of a Spiritual Destination Achieved in Time Listen Now
"See" you Saturday.
#190: Christ, the Mustard Seed, and the Power of Music
In the first of a new series of 3 minute podcasts, Tom Russell explores the New Testament symbolism of the mustard seed, and plays the Native American Flute. Click arrow to listen now, or download.
#189: Zen Under the Gun (Book Review Podcast)
Enjoy a review of the book Zen Under the Gun. This book overflows with the power of wisdom amidst a society crumbling in turmoil. China in the 9th and 10th centuries was a degenerating society, overrun by warlords and fake spirituality. Yet, this did not hamper Zen! This podcast touches on the essence of pure perception and direct Knowing, and how these treasures can come alive in your daily life. Listen now by clicking on the right arrow, or download:
#188: Three REALLY Big Ideas - Free these Dynamos and Renew Your Inner World
Are you ready for a profound shift to a new order of Reality and Being? Release vast reservoirs of energy with these three immense and practical ideas.
#187: Modern Technology and the Spiritual Quest -- Finding Productivity in a Sea of Escapism and Addiction
ONE: The Native Americans Indians, and their excellent example of simplicity and integrity. TWO: Modern times and the enormous challenge we all face in avoiding the avalanche of information overload. THREE: How can we use modern technology and its gadgetry in productive ways for the spiritual quest? FOUR: How sophisticated manipulators use attractive words to harness our attention. This podcast explores challenging themes that heal and liberate.
#186 Whirlpools in the Stream: Self-Observation Seen in a Wonderful New Way
This excerpt from the May 2012 SuperWisdom Online Class demonstrates a powerful new view of the classic spiritual technique of Self-Observation. Discover the importance of questioning sacred cows, such as the common advice to establish one part of the mind that views the other parts. Learn how, in fact, this creates division and conflict. In this podcast, the metaphor of the stream with little spinning whirlpools is used as a bridge to Oneness, Wholeness, and Happiness. Visit the class archives page for the full length recording, and links to resources discussed. (Note: the author and spiritual teacher Vernon Howard, is referred to in this recording by just Vernon.)
#185: J. Krishnamurti and the Illusion of a Spiritual Destination Achieved "In Time"
ONE: The jolt that comes with slowing down, and taking a different path from the huge human herd. TWO: How we waste precious energy by not keeping our inner life intentions to ourselves. THREE: A powerful statement of freedom from J. Krishnamurti. FOUR: The illusion that spiritual practices, of themselves, will take you to awakening. FIVE: The importance of having a neutral gear, and starting all over from neutral. SIX: The apex of the pyramid, and how this must be first in life. SEVEN: The healing sacred sword, spoken of by Christ. EIGHT: The inner life meaning of Christ's healing tours to towns throughout the land. NINE: The opening to Life, with its inherent humor and buoyancy.
#184: The Illusion of Enemies - Dissolve the Tyranny of Wanting to be "Liked"
ONE: Four illuminating questions from the audience. TWO: Discover how all energy is pure at its source, but gets diverted through misunderstanding into upholding negative networks. THREE: Enjoy new insights into harmonious male/female relationships. FOUR: Learn how Vernon Howard described gossipers.
#183: Moments of Higher Consciousness - The Wonders of Life without ADDITIVES
Plus! ONE: Throw off the baggage of formulas, expectations, and dogma disguised as wisdom. TWO: Separate the message from the messenger - what all true teachers have championed. THREE: The good cheer of an entirely new level of learning. FOUR: Allow your Essence to make its own connections.
#182: The Inner Life Meaning of Christmas - Reclaiming the New Testament for Esoteric Scientists
The New Testament overflows with transformative meaning, once understood from the inner life viewpoint. Tom and Fred delve deep into key lessons, including:
1. The inner life meaning of leaven bread, and why it must be hidden away.2. The surprisingly rich insights from, "Don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing."3. What does it mean, inwardly, when Christ walks on water? Why are the disciples afraid as he approaches?4. What does it mean to "sell all you have," in the parable of the man who finds a great pearl and wants to acquire it?5. Christ says, "You can't put new wine into old bottles." What is the vital inner meaning?6. The parable of the Good Samaritan - it means so much more than you were taught in Sunday School.7. Christ speaks often of "sleep" and "awakening from sleep." Why?8. The New Birth and the actual meaning of Christmas, along with a special remembering exercise to practice.
* Check out Maurice Nicoll's book The New Man mentioned in this podcast.
#181: Christ and the Divine River - the 80/20 Principle Applied to the Inner Life
ONE: How doing less can be doing more - the 80/20 Principle. TWO: How the big aim of "enlightenment someday" can desensitize us. THREE: Society as a herd of "destinationist." FOUR: Tom's two favorite words. FIVE: Wisdom from the Bible, including "resist not evil." SIX: The gentle touch of something different. SEVEN: Link to Tom's article on "The Micro and Macro Orbits of Energy." Read here.
#180: "I Don't Know" -- Your Gateway to the Inner Stars
ONE: Honoring the Source that calls you back Home. TWO: The Bible's Manna from Heaven - receive truckloads of spiritual nutrition. THREE: How the inner domain flows in living vitality, and can never be bolted down. FOUR: The importance of setting something aside for awhile, and coming back to it later. FIVE: A new view of where GRATITUDE fits in on the spiritual quest. SIX: The dance of sparks within. SEVEN: Jeanne de Salzmann - "The question is not what to do, but how to see." EIGHT: How "I don't know" is the gateway to Understanding. NINE: Read sections 96,97 and 98 in The Reality of Being.
#179: Money and the Meaning of Life - A Liberating Discussion on a Sensitive Subject
Sparked by a question from Nina in San Francisco, Tom and Fred delve deep into the subject of money. Enjoy references and insights about money from Vernon Howard, J. Krishnamurti, Gurdjieff, the New Testament and Jacob Needleman. Discover an ideal book for further study, that beautifully and practically connects money to inner development. Free yourself to think in a whole new way toward this vital subject.
#178: Sex and Spirituality - The Wondrous World of Relationships Part 2
1) Insight from Dorothy about co-dependency, and its heavy impact on relationships. 2) The sacredness of sex energy. 3) The Bible's story of Sodom and Gomorrah - the devastating consequences of misusing sex energy. 4) How societies go "vampire." 5) Granting to others the sacred space of LOVE -- the meaning of LOVE in its highest sense. 6) Young people and sexuality. 7) The trap of seeing yourself as a "loving" person. 8) The fallacy of "super student" and the stressful striving for "enlightenment" someday.
#177: The Five Sacred Relationships -- Self, Nature, Friendships, Groups, Cosmos
Tom and Fred explore the expansion of our understanding of relationships, and how broadening our viewpoint to these five areas, brings great power and vitality to this crucial area of our lives. Links in this podcast:
Pictures from the Nature section
Vernon Howard's booklet Sex and Sweethearts (2nd to last row, right side, on this page)
Another great booklet on this page is Your Power to Say No
SuperWisdom Podcast on Idries Shah's Learning How to Learn
Enjoy a recording of a recent tele-class open discussion on this topic.
#176: Centering Back to the Supreme Source - A Treasury of Metaphors and Analogies
ONE: Pages discussed from De Salzmann's book "The Reality of Being. TWO: The Sphere of your Being. THREE: Return to the Source at the center of the Sphere. FOUR: How to work through resistance. FIVE: Rise now to an entirely new level of gentle, intelligent application of potent inner life principles. SIX: How to be kind to yourself. See bookstore link to right to order Jeanne's book.
#175 - How to Unclutter the Mind from Unnatural Spiritual Ambitions
ONE: Your invitation to Saturday, March 5th online class. TWO: The key transition from hunting Truth, to being hunted BY Truth. THREE: The possibilities of consciousness. FOUR: How wrong struggle intensifies the world's clever web. FIVE: Michael in New Zeland asks for a discussion on a Vernon Howard sentence about pretense. SIX: Finding a profession you naturally enjoy. SEVEN: How these principles are the gold standard for an enjoyable life.
#174: Opportunity and Caution - What Absolutely Must Be Known About Spiritual Groups
Discover how to make the most of group learning opportunities and discussions. What warning signs might appear that a given group has turned in a destructive direction? Receive crucial information for detecting both the opportunities and cautions. Links mentioned in this podcast: Idries Shah's Learning How to Learn and Jet Li's movie Fearless.
#173: Step Out of the Mental Box of Everyone Else's "Knowing" - a Feast of Q & A
Welcome to the fifth year of this podcast! We start 2011 with several great questions. ONE) From Dan in Canada: "When I think I know something, am I depending on memory of some inner event or do I know it right now?" TWO) Jijo in California: "I watched the movie As it is in Heaven. So many great insights in that movie. One that stand out are, "The church hands out sin in one hand and redemption in the other." THREE) Suzie writes, "Why are there no self unified minds in power, when surely an aware person could trump an unaware person easily? I realize I am asking a big question but i really hope you get the time to answer me, as i really value what your organization stands for."
#172: The Gospel According to Thomas - Drink from the Same Well of Healing Water as Christ Himself
Tom Russell speaks before a live audience on The Gospel According to Thomas. ONE: Discover how this precious Gospel reveals that spiritual darkness is simply fragmentation. TWO: How healing the inner opposites brings one to the gate of awakening. THREE: Enjoy a vivid story of the Gnostics' struggle against entrenched church power structures. FOUR: Learn how Truth begins pure and bright but gradually freezes over as it passes through cold human minds. FIVE: Read the Gospel here. SIX: Previous SuperWisdom audio discussion on the Nag Hammadi Library. SEVEN: Enjoy a well researched and presented youtube video series on The Gospel According to Thomas and the Nag Hammadi Library, produced by the BBC.
#171: Love and the Secret of Conscious Acting
ONE: Exploration of the ancient principle - "We live in two words at the same time." TWO: How to move with ease between various roles, and how the fundamental problem is getting stuck in a role. THREE: A fabulous connection of a core spiritual principle with success in business. FOUR: Explanation of Vernon Howard's "Transfer Technique." FIVE: How to be a five star actor, while maintaining the crucial connection to the Supreme.
#170: Jeanne de Salzmann's Masterpiece: The Reality of Being
Imagine someone asking, "What three books would you take to a deserted island?" Well, this book by Jeanne de Salzmann would have to be one of them for me. There never again need be obscurity over what "the inner work" means and how to go about it in a highly intelligent and profitable way. In this podcast, Tom and Fred focus particularly on Section 90 - "How do I listen." You can read this brief section here . Enjoy! (Tom)
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#169: Beyond the Edges of Knowing - Your Secret Inner State of Potential and Peace of Mind
ONE: The three word catalyst - the question that creates dynamic inner space. TWO: The great mistake of thinking from beliefs. THREE: How the dynamics of the spiritual path change as one proceeds. FOUR: Transcend the mind at war with itself. FIVE: Links to the J. Krishnamurti podcast and the movie The Matrix . Â
#168: Enter the Flow of Direct Perception -- How to Make the Most of True Books
1) Quiet perception instead of internal drama. 2) The power of spiritual learning when gained from true books. 3) The Yin and Yang of knowing from your True Self. 4) The human mind's amazing ability to deceive itself. 5) The one element all true books have. 6) Introduction to Jeanne de Salzmann's just published book. Â
#167: The Source of Living Truth -- What Your Heart Hears that the Intellect can Never Hear
ONE: Knowing, not quoting.Â TWO:Â (2:15) The significance of listening and its different dimensions.Â THREE:Â (5:01) The reversal from intellect to Essence.Â FOUR:Â (9:00) The trap of procedures and rules.Â FIVE:Â (11:28) How the human mind craves props and beliefs.Â SIX:Â (15:07) How theÂ realÂ Bible is in the Living Truth flowing vertically from your sacred Center.Â SEVEN:Â (18:02) Unfolding a whole new understanding ofÂ "I".Â Â EIGHT:(20:35) Inner unity and the New Testament symbolism of marriage and the wedding feast.Â Â
#166 A Whole New Understanding of "The Devil" -- for Politically Incorrect Sojourners Only
ONE: The SuperWisdom Movie List Page. Â -- Link to Four Zones of Beingness. TWO: Understanding the power and necessity of Divine Conflict. THREE: How "The Devil" is not something to be squashed, but harnessed. FOUR: How release followed by resistance forms a catalyst. FIVE: The swamp society swims in, and why it splashes around there century after century. SIX: Cultivate your sacred ability to AFFIRM what you know to be true. SEVEN: Marriage - the Bible's symbolism for inner life unity and harmony.
#165: Transcend the Daily Grind - Seven Proven Modalities for Energetic Release and Stress-Free Living
ONE: How false comfort keeps us in familiar old habit patterns. TWO: The grand secret of inner change - a willingness to "feel" wrong without BEING wrong. THREE: A look at how trying to be spiritual and "live in the present moment" can itself turn mechanical. FOUR: A discussion of these seven specific and proven modalities for release. FIVE: Links to modalities discussed in this podcast:A. Myofascial Release B. NUCCA C. Craniosacral Therapy D. Feldenkrais Video Intro E. Physio-Ball F. Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi G. Alexander Technique (several resources on this page, including link to Fred's video)
#164: The Four Zones of Beingness and the Secret of Spontaneity
This podcast explores the four zones of Beingness -- Red Zone, Yellow Zone, Green and Blue Zone. Discover how one's unfolding Essence can oscillate between the Green and Blue Zones. What elements make up each zone? This live talk by Tom Russell uses the power of story and imagery to convey practical information that can serve you for the rest of your life. Read Article published about "The Four Zones of Beingness."
The Zones Described
RED: The red zone is made up of memories, tendencies and reactions based on worry, blame, hostility, self-condemnation, painful demands and lingering regret.
YELLOW: In the yellow zone positive influences converge toward oneâ€™s wish to break free of the red zone and regain oneâ€™s spiritual purpose. The yellow zone is the domain of books, classes, teachers comprising a library of information and techniques â€“ some discovered (by your personal experimentation) to be of greater usefulness than others.
GREEN: Spontaneity, flexibility, empathy and happiness blossom in the green zone. Life lives itself directly and not through the filter of techniques and influences. The color green connects with the season of spring and its budding new life.
BLUE: Ralph Waldo Emerson once described the blue zone this way: â€œThe soulâ€™s communication of truth is the highest event in nature, and this communication is an influx of the Divine Mind into our mind. Every moment when the individual feels invaded by it is memorableâ€¦â€ The blue zone is the sudden and unplanned entrance (usually brief) of the Cosmos of Ideas into the receptive space of a clear, playful and unfettered mind.
Ten Profitable Connections
1. Yellow zone techniques serve to bring the green zone into view. From the green zone of contentment and unfiltered perception, the blue zone may occasionally appear.
2. Yellow zone techniques get stale if overused. No one technique works indefinitely, though after setting it aside for awhile one can profitably cycle back. To perceive the limits of techniques, while working to develop mastery in their use, facilitates oneâ€™s approach to the green zone. The blue zone touches the green zone, not the yellow zone.
3. One naturally oscillates on this scale. For example, some people have driven themselves frantic trying to recreate a blue zone experience. Something happened, yes, but the harder one tried with yellow zone techniques and red zone demands, the further the blue zone seemed to recede.
4. The red zone reacts with every touch of the blue zone. The immense power of the blue zone stirs up the red zone, making the patient and persistent use of yellow zone techniques profitable and necessary.
5. When possible, associate with yellow/green zone incliners and avoid chronic red zoners. Red zoners sometimes pose as false positives, pretending interest in yellow zone influences with the aim of keeping you corralled. You often see them as â€œloyal fixturesâ€ at spiritual groups! They tend to gravitate towards positions of influence and power in organizations, sometimes even being skilled speakers and writers. Also be leery of the hypnotic power of television â€“ the primary dissemination tool of the red zone! Yes, there are some great movies out there but they are few and far between.
6. Time slows in the green zone. The simplest acts, like a breath, a walk or drink of water reveal depths of pleasure and connection previously unperceived. What two words best describe the green zone? Engaging and fun!
7. Letâ€™s highlight once again the importance of oscillation and movement on this scale. One allows himself to float, giving up the tense battle to maintain a position. Occasional blue zone visits alternate with the green zone, a plunge into the yellow zone when warranted, and perhaps even the red zone, though the red zone now taste like leather, devitalized, and one harbors no desire to linger there.
8. Increasingly unattached to the red zone, your sparks of awareness and vitality move throughout your system to free more lifetrons. Speaking in spiritual symbolism the Bible declares, â€œThe rich get richer.â€ For example, energy wrapped around early childhood and family memories free up. Oneâ€™s yellow zone associations with particular teachers and programs release with great relief. This release grants respect and gratitude to oneâ€™s teachers instead of unhealthy reverence that can deteriorate into red zone agonies. Only the blue zone warrants reverence.
9. A vast and expanding ocean of energy now honors your intentions. You find yourself much more resilient and able. People sink into discouragement and apathy because of low energy levels.
10. You exist in the blue zone as an Idea. Christ, Buddha, Rabia, Lao Tzu, and the super wise woman running the local grocery store in 1832 that no seeker ever knew about, all discovered the idea within the mind of God/Truth/Reality that is themselves. Like snowflakes, each one expresses pure originality. What you discover in the blue zone has never been found before, since no one else can find YOU.
Attaching color to a field of activity can facilitate connections and differentiation. Remembering a color can help bring back into consciousness all one has learned about that field.
#163: The American Revolution, Declaration of Independence and the Vast Spiritual Connections
#162: Perception Without Filters - An Invitation to Inquiry from J. Krishnamurti (This is a comprehensive five star podcast)
#161: A Liberating Look at Conditioning and Manipulation - "The Age of Manipulation" by Wilson Bryan Key
#160: The Big Picture -- Using BOTH your Inner Life Hands for Revelation and New Vitality
#159: The Ancient Vedas and the Three Gunas, Plus One of the Most Transformational Lessons Taught by Christ
#158: The Enlightened Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius -- His Glistening Insights into the Higher World
#157: Henry David Thoreau and the Masterpiece "Walden" - Vivid Imagery for Your Charmed Life of Wakefulness
#156: A) Awareness in Movement as the Doorway to Silence B) Staying Sane while Employed in the Insane Corporate World
Starting with a powerful example from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Tom and Fred explore movement as a doorway to silence. Taoism, Acupuncture and Tai Chi mentioned as examples of this ancient and profound discovery. The dialogue changes gears to discuss a powerful post on this website by Christine. See her post here. How does one stay sane and not whither inside while having to work in the corporate world? …
#155: Essence Unleashed -- Part Two of the Biographies of J. Krishnamurti . . . "Kitchen Chronicles" by Michael Krohnen
#154: Finding a True Teacher -- How Great Teachings Get Distorted by Followers
#153: "Perception of the Total is Immediate, without Preparation or Time" -- Two Fabulous Biographies of J. Krishnamurti
Discover the delight and humor, as well as the immense challenge offered by the great spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti. This podcast draws from two biographies: Kitchen Chronicles by Michael Krohnen and Krishnamurti by Pupul Jayakar. Receive powerful new light on fundamental principles, for example, why it is, in Krishnamurti's words, "wearisome" and unproductive to struggle and strain to be "aware."
#152: Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel
#151: George Orwell's Animal Farm -- Find Pure Spiritual Delight in this Powerful Classic
#150: How Modern Scientific Experiments Help Melt Away Entrenched Beliefs and Devitalizing Notions
#149: Symbolic Wisdom in the LABYRINTH--Rising Above Severe Storms that Occasionally Blow Your Way
#148: Gateway to Silence and Receptivity - A Real Time Kinesthetic Awareness Exercise
#147: The Instant Oasis -- Four Huge Steps UP on the Spiritual Quest
#146: "How would a True Self person interact with an insane, false self rampant world?"
#145: The Healing Power of Forgiveness - Q & A Before Break - Next Podcast October 17th
ONE: Happiness and wisdom flow from the foundation of forgiveness. From the esoteric viewpoint, what does it really mean to forgive, and how do you do it? TWO: Question on how to deal with a "know it all" spiritual friend, and another on what "The Great Work" wishes for all of us. THREE: We're on break until Saturday, October 17th. Enjoy the archives!
#144: Mysteries of the Inner Life Christians -- The Nag Hammadi Library and the Gnostic Movement of 110 A.D
The Gnostics brought inner life wealth to the message of Christianity. They sought direct knowing, not structure. The movement was largely misunderstood until the 1945 discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library. Now we enjoy wonderful new light on these fascinating Truth seekers. This podcast discusses key points about the Gnostics, including their history and a brief look at "The Secret Book of James" and "The Gospel According to Thomas." Link below to the book discussed in this podcast: The Secret Teachings of Jesus--Four Gnostic Gospels. ** Check out this Time Out for Truth Podcast on The Gospel According to Thomas
#143: When your spouse or significant other has little or no interest in higher ideas, what do you do?
This is a recorded dialogue discussion between 8 or 9 people -- a thorough and honest look at a crucial, yet sometimes very touchy subject. This 17 minute podcast contains a goldmine of secrets for stress-free relationships and your spiritual growth. Discover bright and productive viewpoints that can aid you for a lifetime. Please share this with your friends.
#142 - See Through Fear and Vernon Howard's Classic "Walk Yourself Awake" Spiritual Exercise
ONE: A look at mass hypnosis and how fear gets generated over future events, for example, the 2012 Mayan Calendar "end of the world" drama. TWO: Special guest speaker on this podcast! Yes, hear Vernon Howard himself give his classic "Walk Yourself Awake" exercise. THREE: How to wisely spread spiritual seeds to receptive people, so you don't get bitten!
#141: Reclaim Your Imagination - The Sacred Power Neglected by Millions of Spiritual Seekers
ONE: How humans misuse imagination to create their personal unhappiness factory. TWO: Precise ways imagination can be reclaimed and purified. THREE: The trap of selective listening. FOUR: The supreme secret of a gentle switch, not a stubborn opposition. FIVE: Vernon Howard's startling comment on the imaginative power of an awakened mind. SIX: Fred leads an exercise to demonstrate how imagination leads to ease of movement. SEVEN: How your purified power of imagination prepares and energizes the space in which a future event is scheduled to occur. EIGHT: How to hold spiritual principles in the mind for extended periods of time.
#140: Life's Healing Flow - An Inspiring Study of Lao Tzu's Classic Tao De Ching
The wisdom of the Tao flows like a river. Nothing real prevents you from living within this flow NOW. This podcast combines three stellar "Time Out for Truth" episodes from 2007, episodes not posted here for several years. We focus on a fascinating and moving translation of the Taoist classic entitled The Tao De Ching of Lao Tzu by Brian Brown Walker.
#139: The Tree of Life and the Ancient Law of Attraction - Part Two
ONE: How your level attracts your life. TWO: How lofty insights clear away space for new influxes of energy. THREE: How the Law of Attraction can cause healthy inner upheaval, at least initially. FOUR: How Socrates and Henry David Thoreau taught an absolutely invaluable component of the Law of Attraction. FIVE: How the Tree of Life compares to the "Tree of Knowledge."
#138: The Tree of Life and the Ancient Law of Attraction - Part One
#137: Raising Children - The Inside Story
ONE: Why direct attempts to raise a child to "walk toward truth" could push them in the opposite direction. TWO: How children learn by imitation much more than from our words. THREE: How the little things in life bring great joy. FOUR: Mechanical, by rote learning VS lively discovery. FIVE: Have faith in the resilience of the child. SIX: Fred relates how he met a most lovely, charming family in the midst of the Amazon Jungle. SEVEN: Link to book Tom mentions to help teenagers develop critical thinking skills.
#136: Evoke Your Radiant Heart - How Pure Truth is Sweet and Subtle, Yet Very Challenging
ONE: Maurice Nicoll reveals the immense power of a single drop of pure Truth. TWO: Lisa's insights into the thick grooves of the false self. THREE: Dependence on the intellect - the main source of "spiritual" frustration. FOUR: Myron's pizza party with the #130 podcast on Conscious Dining. FIVE: Book tip - J. Krishnamurti's Commentaries on Living. SIX: Why churches form and how Truth is flexible and presents itself anew. SEVEN: The proof of spiritual maturity.
#135: The Spell of Unconscious Imitation - The Magnitude of Its False Power and How You Can Break Free Forever
ONE: Fred tells of his recent visit to the lecture of a spiritual teacher, and the quite surprising things he observed while there. TWO: Tom relates incidents at Vernon Howard's school illustrating the importance of self-reliance, and how lifeless and mechanical group behavior can be. THREE: Jeanne's fascinating observations while watching her young nephew and her question about how personality forms. FOUR: Several insights and questions from the audience make for a lively discussion, including Phil's question on what to do about the feeling of emptiness.
#134: Spiritual Aikido - Diamonds of Pure Simplicity for the Transformation of Opposition
ONE: How the martial art of Aikido transforms opposition into one clear energy, and its marvelous connection to the inner life. TWO: Simplicity clearly defined. THREE: Finding the map you seek inside of yourself, and the relief of giving up the frantic search to have someone or something out there show it to you. FOUR: Real talk about the dark night of the Soul. FIVE: How this podcast seeks to stir something awake within you, rather than "teach" you something.
#133: Real Alchemy - How to Multiply the Parts of You that Want the Truth
#132: Dr. Paul Brunton and the Quest of the Overself -- How to Recover Sacred Glimpses You've Had Before
ONE: Question from Lisa on how to recover a profound and unifying inner life state, a state that seems now lost. TWO: Dennis asks about keeping a journal and Tom's insight on the best way he's found to use them. THREE: Question from John about connection with the Overself -- a reference used by the spiritual anthropologist Dr. Paul Brunton in his classic book Quest of the Overself, which is available through Amazon.com, or probably through your local library using inter-library loan. Â Â
#131: Are There Levels of Truth? How Eternal Principles Find Their Way Into Relationships and Business
#130: The Time Out for Truth DIET -- How to Eat Your Way Into Eternal Life
Tom and Fred delve deep into what is perhaps the most powerful spiritual awareness exercise on earth -- Conscious Dining! With personal examples and good humor, this podcast overflows with practical ways to transform your life, and with the simplest of things! Learn tips in this podcast that will impact positively your relationships, your happiness and even your health. Link to article mentioned at the end.
#129: Principles of Penetrating Inquiry -- How to Know if a Book or Teacher Really is Authentic
Maurice Nicoll's books back in print. TWO: Putting together your own unique jigsaw puzzle. THREE: Socrates timeless insight, "Know thyself." FOUR: How the common world interpretation of the Bible and Christ is nothing less than poison, and how to detox. FIVE: Tony's question about how to know if a given book or teacher really is true. SIX: How popular mental success thought culture shrivels up and turns on the practitioner. SEVEN: Why seekers should avoid breathing exercises, and what G.I. Gurdjieff warned about them. EIGHT: How to study with great power and efficiency. NINE: Link to the SuperWisdom gift page.
#128: Flashes of Light on the Spiritual Path -- How to Sidestep the Intellect for Pure Perception
This podcast explores Jeanne's question:
"Around three years ago, I went through a period of time during which I was able to see and understand the meaning behind Work ideas that I'd just been reading about for twenty years. For example, one ordinary day sometime back in early 2005, I was involved in some routine task when suddenly I was standing outside myself observing 'Jeanne', my personality. During this time, I seemed to have an unusual amount of energy. Also, I was suddenly interested in non-Work related things that I'd never been particularly interested in before; astronomy, organic chemistry, neurology.
"This unusual state seemed to last for months, but gradually it ebbed away. I still have an i-Pod full of educational podcasts; however, lately I've been feeling as though I were slogging through deep mud.
"I have two questions for you. First, how do you recharge when you are 'running on empty'. Second, is it really possible not to identify when loved ones are suffering? This second question is not a rhetorical question, I'm ready to learn how. Thanks, I'll be listening."
Jeanne (Georgia, USA)
#127: The Esoteric Meaning of SALT -- A Fascinating Study of the Bible's Book of Luke
ONE: How to have a whole body full of light. TWO: What it means to be a real disciple. THREE: The Bible's use of the word "salt" with a detailed discussion of its inner meaning. FOUR: The captivating power of the New Testament's inspiring language of parables. FIVE: How to read the the gospels so the healing sinks in to the Heart.
#126: Journey to the Magical Oasis -- Awareness is a Doorway, Not a Destination
ONE: The Sufi Poet Hafiz shakes things up. TWO: The trap of looking for an eventual "big" spiritual experience. THREE: Journey through a magical oasis - awareness is a doorway, never a destination.
#125: E.V. Rieu's Breathtaking Translation of the Gospel as Recorded by Mark
Tom and Fred discuss the vast inner meaning of Mark's Gospel, including whole new viewpoints on several miracles performed by Christ. Discover practical tools, right from this Gospel, to uplift your spiritual awareness. You will never hear a discussion of the New Testament like what you have right here in this Podcast. Here is the download page for PDF copy of Rieu's translation.
#124: Dissolve Stress While Sleeping
Main Topics in this Podcast: ONE: (:45) Principles of sound, restful sleep explored in detail. TWO: (6:23) Stress and efficiency discussed from Dale's question on information overload and modern society's stress addictions. THREE: (13.04) This question from Andre: "We are told that we come from Consciousness. We are told we go back to Consciousness. We work very hard during this life to BECOME conscious. This begs the questions: Why? If we ARE Consciousness, but asleep to it while alive, why do we need to expend the effort to become conscious if that is what we intrinsically ARE?" ** DOWNLOAD LINK THE GOSPEL OF LUKE (The topic for next week.)
#123: How to Let Stress and Worry Pass You By -- Why the False Self is so "Sticky"
Why negativity sticks around. TWO: The core of the false self as it forms in early childhood. THREE: How we attract into our lives the very things we fear. FOUR: Early indoctrination and layers of conditioning. FIVE: Creating new energy for conscious mastery. SIX: Why the false self is so eager for movement and despises silence. SEVEN: Reminder of the SuperWisdom "Hara" Podcast (#96) in the "New Viewpoints" category. EIGHT: A simple silence exercise at the end of the day.
#122: Are you chasing the 'enlightenment' bunny? Review of Nisargadatta's Radiant Book: "I Am That!"
The efficiency of awareness for meeting daily life challenges. TWO: Resilience and spiritual recovery from life's blows. THREE: J. Krishnamurti and how enlightenment is just one second. FOUR: Review of "I Am That" by Nisargadatta. FIVE: A brief look at Nisargadatta's school in India. SIX:
How human convictions of life and death are without logic, and absurd.
SEVEN: How to listen from the Whole Self to the beautiful feeling and
gift of Life.
#121: Inspiring Facts about Fear You may Never have Heard Before
Disconnect from the rat race. TWO: A close look at fear and a crucial subtle change with tremendous power. THREE: How awakening is the marriage of opposites. FOUR: The Taoist yin/yang symbol and the alternating use of energy. FIVE: The Bible's "Good Householder" and the value of developing constructive habits. SIX: How to avoid self-condemnation. SEVEN: Time Out for Truth Podcast plans for 2009.
#120: Secrets the Whole World Should Hear - Audience Q & A - Look for #121 on January 14th
How to release your inner spiritual allies. TWO: Why false elements "hate" the wise parts of you awake now and active. THREE: The esoteric meaning of the Bible's "Children of Israel" and what it means that "man is made in the image of God." FOUR: Question, "If only Good exists, where does evil come from?" FIVE: Deep insights into why opposition is a necessity for spiritual unfolding. SIX: How all true and authentic elements have a counterfeit. SEVEN: The secret of working gently instead of with forceful struggle. Announcement: We're on break until January 14th, so enjoy the vast archives! Scroll down to the categories on the left.
#119: Spiritual Lessons While Learning to Fly - Tom Russell Speaks Live
The great secret of releasing stress and struggle. TWO: The sure sign of a new state of being -- worry, gossip and anger taste terrible! THREE: How the truly advanced insights are in the tiny acts of daily life. FOUR: Lessons of independence in Tom's first solo flight. FIVE: Flying cross country -- breaking free of familiar patterns by challenging the fear. SIX: The master pilot's flexible attention. SEVEN: Christ speaks of the well of water springing up into everlasting life.
#118: A Daring Look at Politics with Inner Develoment in Mind
ONE: Politics, tension and the false self. TWO: How political labels create division and brainwashing. THREE: Speaking unknowingly from programmed mental tapes, self-observation and the power of a relaxed response. FOUR: How conditioning is perfectly capable of parroting the truth. FIVE: Your True Self is open space. SIX: The lion and the sheep, referred to in the Bible, as symbols of strength and gentleness dwelling in perfect harmony. SEVEN: The awful stress of the strained phony smile, and how it is rampant in society.
#117: A Careful Look at the Word "Struggle" -- Q & A from the Audience
Question: Does staying awake become easier? TWO: When effort becomes too much and turns sour. THREE: The transformation of confused, chaotic energy into one clear flow. FOUR: SuperWisdom from the Bible's Book of Acts. FIVE: How fear is used to keep you bluffed. SIX: How the shell is fuel for the flickering internal light's expansion and unification. SEVEN: A challenging look at the phrases "trusting in God" and "God has a plan for my life."
#116: When to Stay, When to Go -- Let Difficult Circumstances Lift You Above Your Comfort Zone
ONE: What's unique about this podcast. TWO: How fixation on a teacher can blind us to the river. THREE: How society has distorted the word "guru." FOUR: The immense power of a simple smile. FIVE: Vernon Howard's definition of what it means to be wise. SIX: Freedom from hounding thoughts. SEVEN: Changing gears to rest and recreation, and how not to over-effort.
#115: Spiritual Teachings Have Talked About it for Centuries -- What is This Thing Called "Sleep?"
Why this topic is so important. TWO: (2:01) Clues and signs that we are in fact asleep, and don't know it. THREE: (4:44) The energy boost of mindfulness and why it is necessary to break the spell of spiritual sleep. FOUR: (8:02) How sleep is a state of stagnant, frozen energy. FIVE: (11:53) How mental associations are natural, but sleep fosters unseen mechanical progressions. SIX: (15:12) How sleep is a low quality soul signal that connects us to a invisible world of common anguish. SEVEN: (20:3) You can live a normal life with flourishing consciousness. EIGHT: (22:01) Fred sends us home inspired with a special insight exercise.
#114: "What do I know from myself?" -- How This Challenging Question Releases New Healings
Why this topic is difficult. TWO: (2:15) The significance of listening and its different dimensions. THREE: (5:01) The reversal from intellect to Essence. FOUR: (9:00) The trap of procedures and rules. FIVE: (11:28) How the human mind craves props and beliefs. SIX: (15:07) How the real Bible is in the Living Truth flowing vertically from your sacred Center. SEVEN: (18:02) Unfolding a whole new understanding of "I". EIGHT: (20:35) Inner unity and the New Testament symbolism of marriage and the wedding feast.
#113: Exploring Grief and Loss plus Great Spiritual Lessons from Nature -- Bees, Honey and Cats
Slowing down the mind. TWO: (2:17) The trap of trying to "grasp" spiritual knowledge. THREE: (3:11) A discussion of three concise mental pictures beginning with the symbolism of bees and honey. FOUR: (5:45) An insight tip on the unconscious tendency to pick up the mannerisms of others. FIVE: (7:50) Second mental picture -- lessons for quietness and new receptivity. SIX: (10:20) The relief and power of living in the beginner's mind. SEVEN:(11:04) Third mental picture -- Reality breaks through. EIGHT: (15:21) Question from Charles on grief and loss of a loved one. NINE: (19:58) Comment from Jim in Northern California on the live SuperWisdom monthly web/tele-class. TEN: (21:12) Finding the balance point and the fabulous example of cats.
#112:"The Addictive Organization" by Anne Wilson Schaef, plus the Creative Potential of Small Groups
Society as addictive agent. ONE: (1:42) How an organization seems to take on a "life of it's own." TWO: (2:28) Society's hidden aim -- create a "loyal" army of numb zombies. THREE: (5:32) Vernon Howard's insight on "Zones of Pressure." FOUR: (6:32) Sure signs of an addictive organization: gossip, mental seduction, setting up sides. FIVE: (10:51) New Testament wisdom: "Be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." SIX: (14:04) A look at workaholism in addictive organizations. SEVEN: (16:50) The creative power of small groups when made up of self-reliant individuals. EIGHT: (20:54) How addictive organizations shun honesty and straight talk. NINE: (23:12) Invitation to explore Anne Wilson Schaef's book The Addictive Organization.Â
#111: How the Individual Can Move Toward Growth and Sanity in the Midst of Turmoil
A tough but truthful look at society. TWO: (3:44) The abandonment of the old-fashioned values. THREE: (4:40) Is there a mass spiritual awakening, or is this a soothing falsehood? FOUR: (6:50) How spiritual teachings seem to be prolific, but mostly diluted, watered-down. FIVE: (8:56) How breakthroughs generate opposition, but the opposition itself is a spiritual nutrient. SIX: (11:06) Fred gives an example of a huge energy shift. SEVEN: (13:58) Read the poem by Rumi referenced in this podcast. EIGHT: (15:23) Audience insights and questions. NINE: (19:04) Tracking back a mental spin -- how unconscious and rapid associations burden us. TEN: (22:10) The Unity of Life and the importance of consuming a wide variety of spiritual nutrients.
#110: Deep into Kinesthetic Awareness -- The Gentle Rain of Spiritual Sparkles
The primary aim of awareness and a special sensing exercise. TWO: (5:22) Why battling stress and anxiety with the intellect is futile. THREE: (6:42) Author Vernon Howard defines awareness with crystal clarity. FOUR: (8:33) The constant rain of spiritual sparkles -- Truth is everywhere! FIVE: (10:13) Mike in Reno, Nevada relates his encounter with a rigid fundamentalist. SIX: (12:59) The power of being alone. SEVEN: (14:42) Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? EIGHT: (17:27) John encounters a difficult family issue. NINE: (19:13) Principles of making good decisions. TEN: (21:42) Lots of new listeners! Navigation tips through www.TimeOutforTruth.com
#109: How to Use Ordinary Things in Life to Develop Inwardly - More Insights on Podcasts 107 & 108
Use your gifts and develop what you now have. TWO: (7:54) The power of conscious eating. THREE: (10:08) Linking your inherent faculties. FOUR: (11:22) A speech coach teaches a priceless lesson in self-observation. FIVE: (13:18) Ralph W. Emerson's insight into knowing from yourself, instead of quoting. SIX: (15:58) Awareness of a person's present, transient low level state without judging them for it. SEVEN: (18:55) The false "life" of labeling. EIGHT: (20:15) Audio comment from Peter in Germany and posting the SuperWisdom Dictionary. For your copy, click here.
#108: Big "K" Knowing vs Small "k" knowing -- How to Allow Reality to be Your Best Friend and Advocate
The delusion of a "container" for spiritual wisdom. TWO: (3:56) The original mistake of the mind as identification with knowledge. THREE: (5:52) The connection of big "K" Knowing with Love's purity. FOUR: (7:13) How big "K" Knowing gets through self-enclosed minds. FIVE: (9:06) The urgent need for finding our own neutral. SIX: (11:13) Big "K" Knowing through myths, stories, parables and mental pictures. SEVEN: (15:54) How higher states and flashes of consciousness may first feel wrong. EIGHT: (17:27) Question from Terry in Australia about regrets and how to allow Reality to be your advocate. NINE: (24:30) Albert Einstein's marvelous definition of insanity.
#107: A Higher View of Creative Visualization, the Path to Happiness and the Fear of Public Speaking
Imagination and your pure intention. TWO: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. THREE: Accomplishments of Albert Einstein. FOUR: Public speaking, overcoming stage fright, communication improve skill. FIVE: The power of free spiritual reading first thing in the morning. SIX: How higher consciousness heals the self-imposed isolation from the wholeness of life. SEVEN: The cosmic law of attraction, not the commercialized version. EIGHT: A new view of mental toughness and creative visualization. NINE: The power of focus and spiritual healing.
#106: The Life-Healing Power of Spiritual Dialogue -- A Dynamic Discussion with the Audience
Automatic roles and false personality, and how to play our life roles consciously. TWO: (5:07) How obnoxious and abrasive people are just little children craving a pat on the back. THREE: (6:04) Link to popular article at SuperWisdom.com entitled How to Defang Difficult People. FOUR: (9:06) How the state of sleep, though mechanical, is highly adaptive. FIVE: (10:54) Why step by step procedures may be fine for an earthly project, but fail miserable when applied to the spiritual ascent. SIX: (12:54) How the machine tries to pull a fast one and get us all frustrated over our efforts to counter it. SEVEN: (14:28) Audience member refers to podcast #100 on "Active Rest" and how valuable it has been to him. EIGHT: (19:24) SuperWisdom Round-table discussion.
#105: Ancient Hermetica Part Three - Aliveness of the Universe and the Sacredness of Sex
The Unity of Awareness. TWO: (2:01) What does concentration really mean, and how is it misunderstood? THREE: (5:20) The Hermetica's wisdom on procreation, followed by a discussion on sex. FOUR: (9:10) The Hermetica's striking statement about death - How nothing ever dies. FIVE: (11:30) Why conditioned beliefs get offended at these revelations. SIX: (13:30) How the Heart is the gateway to eternal ideas, and life that never perishes. SEVEN: (16:02) The roots of the Bible's Book of Genesis. EIGHT: (17:11) The Zodiac and the connection to the mechanical forces rampant on this earth. NINE: (19:54) The marvel of man and a reference to G.I. Gurdjieff's 7 Levels of Man. TEN: (21:48) The New Birth as the upsurge of energy from the core, and the appearance of new self-command. ELEVEN: (24:02) The Hermetica reveals the useless of mental movement for revealing the Divine. TWELVE: (26:31) Insight on Christ's words, "I and my Father are one."
#104: Ancient Hermetica Part Two: Pure Springs of Cheerfulness and the Boundless Primal Idea
Bring the power of awe and wonder to your daily life. TWO: (4:30) Your realization of oneness with the Creator. THREE: (6:29) How to formulate powerful questions and the Bible's Book of James. FOUR: (9:41) The boundless primal idea as the Mind of Christ and the higher purpose of direct knowing. FIVE: (11:32 through 16:49) A mistake almost everyone makes and why it is just fine to make it. SIX: (17:06) The Hermetica touches on the importance of listening. SEVEN: (19:24) Summary of key lessons in this podcast.
#103: The Ancient Hermetica, the Tree of Life and the Roots of Early Christianity
Vernon Howard's Mystic Path Story -- The Tourist and the Mountain Train. TWO: (2:46) The stunning confirmation of the discovery of water on Mars. THREE: (4:55) The power of ancient spiritual classics to reach out and touch us over thousands of years. FOUR: (6:11) Introduction to The Hermetica, the ancient Egyptian classic, and how it may be at least 13,000 years old. FIVE: (7:19) Book for this podcast series: The Hermetic: the Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs. Read the book's introduction. SIX: (9:47) The power of the beginner's mind. SEVEN: (13:20) Egyptian symbol of the water lily flower. EIGHT: (14:03) The Hermetica and early Christianity. NINE: (15:57) The tremendous insight of St. Augustine, the 4th century A.D. church father. TEN: (18:18) The Renaissance and its roots in The Hermetica. ELEVEN: (21:14) The true story of Giordano Bruno, his eight years of torture and his refusal to recant. TWELVE: (22:56) Fred reveals modern society's way to hide the truth, by diluting it!
#102: Your Life as Realization, Not Acquisition - Freedom from the False Self's Roles and Demands
Ralph Waldo Emerson on the power of a principle. TWO: (1:53) In order to free yourself, you must first mentally extend freedom to others. THREE: (3:02) The two step process involved in absorbing spiritual ideas direct to your Essence. FOUR: (7:41) How esoteric ideas lift you vertically to direct realization. FIVE: (9:25) Audience insight from Barry on the importance of setting boundaries against demanding, unaware people. SIX: (12:27) Detailed information on an invaluable spiritual exercise for noticing false roles and the tendency to act them out. SEVEN: (17:24) The energy and vitality in not knowing, and how it takes you against the mechanical flow of the whole world. EIGHT: (19:45) How the aim is to thoroughly and completely understand our life and every part of it, and not necessarily "change" the personality. NINE: (23:15) Link to the modern Truth Seeker's interview with Ralph Waldo Emerson. TEN: (23:42) Next week the podcast series begins on the 5000 year old book, The Hermetica.
#101: The Life-Healing Power of Disillusionment -- Walking Through the "Dark Night of the Soul"
The false self's dark and desperate lie that YOU are disappearing as the false self dissolves. TWO: (3:34) The core of disillusionment - it's different than you may think. THREE: (6:47) Why we produce the Time Out for Truth Podcast and the audience we seek to reach. FOUR: (9:58) A look at how transitory earthly life is, and how this insights empowers the shift to your Heart. FIVE: (11:37) A fascinating lesson from ancient Egypt. SIX: (13:25) How Truth instantly forgives all mistakes, and how Truth restores our sense of joy and humor. SEVEN: (14:48) The extension of disillusionment to the outer world, and the crucial difference between cynicism and disillusionment. EIGHT: (17:14) The movie "They Live" as a great example of disillusionment. NINE: (19:49) Audience question on the Hara Podcast #96 and the voice exercise for awakening the sacred energy center. TEN: (28:12) How awakened men and women try to influence society to a higher vibration.
#100: Active Rest - The Most Effective Procedure Ever Developed to Release Stress and Tension
Why true relaxation is so rare and difficult in modern society. TWO: (4:07) An introduction to the active rest procedure and the man who discovered it, F.M. Alexander. THREE: (5:39) Fred begins with the active rest instructions. FOUR: (11:18) How to maintain healthy relaxation in the eyes. FIVE: (12:39) The value of having your own revitalizing neutral. SIX: (15:04) Fred extends and deepens the active rest instructions. SEVEN: (19:04) How to notice the encroachment of old, familiar tension patterns. EIGHT: (23:40) How active rest charms you and provides its own crystal clear proof of value. NINE: (25:13) Link to written instructions (When you get to this web page for the written instructions, look for the words over toward the left, "Click Here to Start to Download") You'll have lots of helpful photographs, from Richard Brennan's book The Alexander Technique Manual. TEN: (25:32) Meet F. M. Alexander. ELEVEN: Enjoy this free online video by Time Out for Truth Podcast co-host Fred Lacy, on the Alexander Technique.
#99: How Your Spiritual Awakening Provides Compassionate Power to Read People and Discern Motives
Set definite aims to intensify your spiritual learning and awareness opportunities. TWO: (4:08) How great literature often confirms Janice's insights on the mask, especially the French master novelist HonorÃ© de Balzac. THREE: (6:20) How seeing through people creates immunity from their tricks and snide comments. FOUR: (7:28) How Higher Intelligence is a magnet that brings your inner world together in perfect harmony. FIVE: (10:13) How the TV ministers are an example of people who may have gone too far in the direction of delusion. SIX: (12:18) Christ's very tough words about religious hypocrites. SEVEN: (13:16) Kathy's insight: "In life, in order to have what you really want, you must be willing to not have what you don't want." EIGHT: (16:06) The contrast the spark of Light provides, and Vernon Howard's amazingly powerful and concise insight, "Happiness is better than misery." NINE: (18:18) Why people around you are threatened when you really start to change. TEN: (21:01) The golden thread of Truth as it weaves its way through the centuries.
#98: Your Sacred Spiritual Memory -- How All Insights Live NOW in the Soul and Proven Ways to Free Them
Book: Flatland by Edwin Abbott. TWO: (5:01) How wounds heal as we unfold the Soul. THREE: (6:52) Choosing high quality food for the Soul, and the possibility of silence while in motion. FOUR: (10:48) The power of keeping a personal, spiritual journal. FIVE: (13:47) Daily life experiences, with awareness, as high quality food for the Soul. SIX: (14:53) Books, classes and teachers as the fourth quality food. SEVEN: (16:24) The Bible's 'Children of God' and how they are fed. EIGHT: (19:57) Why we must question everything we read and develop discernment. NINE: (21:50) Invitation to subscribe to the free SuperWisdom Monthly Newsletter and a preview of next Tuesday's podcast.
#97: How to Dissolve the Inner Critic and a Review of Jet Li's Movie "Fearless"
The inner critic; what's behind it? TWO: (4:17) Christ's reference to the sword that brings, not peace at first, but clear cut understanding. THREE: (6:09) Why it is so important to be kind to yourself. FOUR: (7:32) Jet Li's movie "Fearless" as a perfect "prodigal son" story. FIVE: (9:30) How spiritual classics refer often to the mind's identification with skill, power and money, and the dreadful consequences. SIX: (10:58) The essence of true friendship. SEVEN: (12:01) The hero's recovery and the spiritual symbolism of dragonflies. EIGHT: (16:20) The ideal attitude for expansive and swift learning. NINE: (17:58) How awakening is about the Universe expressing itself, and not about a separate "me." TEN: (18:44) symbolism in the movie of dark forces and how they oppose the release of Light.
#96: Hara - The Ancient Secret of Radiant Life (Karl Durckheim's Precious Discovery in Japan)
Karl Durckheim's masterpiece. TWO: (3:45) The sure sign of a nation in great danger of spiritual decay from within. THREE: (6:41) How Hara leads to physical ease which greatly facilitates spiritual ease. FOUR: (7:21) The Bible's revelations on the principle of Hara, as well as the Tao Te Ching. FIVE: (11:03) Why the ego opposes Hara so strenuously. SIX: (12:13) Zen Archery and the practice of Hara as the seat of power. SEVEN: (14:28) How to use your inner voice to stir the dormant energies of Hara. EIGHT: (17:28) How to practice Hara without tension by simply calling yourself back home. NINE: (19:09) How to sit quietly and connect with the spark within you that is 100% pure, and 100% connected to the entire universe. TEN: (20:55) Hara, humor and belly laughs. DIAGRAM LINK: The Octagon Diagram used for discussions in several podcasts, including this one.
#95: Gateway to Gladness -- Eight Playful Explorations for Re-Awakening
Visual Aid Diagram for use with this #95 Podcast. ONE: (4:31) The principle of LISTENING and an exercise for the direct experience of its power. TWO: (5:59) J. Krishnamurti's insight into listening. THREE: (6.52) The principle of AWARENESS and its double-sided dimension. FOUR: (8.24) The principle of SIMPLICITY as oneness with the Universe. FIVE: (9:42) How HUMOR is powerful evidence of new growth, and Plato's insight about it. SIX: (12:26) SELF-RELIANCE and the error of the pedestal. SEVEN: (14:45) The principle of PLANTING and the necessity for quality seeds. EIGHT: (15.40) The principle of EXPRESSION and an unexpected lesson from Napoleon. NINE: (18.56) The invaluable symbolism of the SPIRAL. TEN: (21.32) Vernon Howard's insight into how Truth penetrates.
#94: The Matrix -- Life-Enriching Symbolism in this Classic Movie
Metaphor of world as a computer simulation and a connection to Shakespeare. TWO: (3:47) How the Matrix is threatened by even one person who wants to break free, and brands spiritual warriors as "terrorists." THREE: (5:10) The main character's shocking awakening to the fact of the Matrix and humans as battery cells. FOUR: (7:48) Unplugging from the energy zapping Matrix, with television as a prime example. FIVE: (8:55) The choice of the Red Pill of awakening, or the soothing Blue Pill of sleep and dreams. SIX: (10:44) How the Matrix and its attack robots want to discourage you before you see too much. SEVEN: (12:07) How mistakes and failures are part of authentic development and the secret of starting fresh now! EIGHT: (14:52) Cypher and his sell-out to Agent Smith and the Matrix. NINE: (16:56) How to let Truth win over the Matrix. TEN: (19:05) The final scene of awakening and triumph.
#93: Spiritual Springtime -- Awakening Wise Seeds Within and a Blunt Look at Anger
ONE: (2:25) The real meaning of the Bible's "new birth." TWO: (4:22) Historical changes and adaption in the Great Work. THREE: (7:38) How proof of growth is the recognition of a new absence. FOUR: (10:16) A deep look at Christ's words, "Of myself I can do nothing . . . " FIVE: (12:29) A blunt and healing look at anger. SIX: (15:29) The higher meaning of the Bible's word fasting. SEVEN: (17:43) How anger is a protective mechanism for the false self. EIGHT: (18:28) The novel "The Secret Garden." NINE: (19:00) Symbolism and ceremony in the Eastern Orthodox Church. TEN: (21:13) The "hive mind" and real prayer.
#92: An Inspiring Variety of Audience Insights and Questions --- Next Podcast will be June 3rd.
Please Note: Season Three starts after this May break. Next Podcast is scheduled for June 3rd, 2008. ONE: (.28) How false expectations keep us in mental fog. TWO: (2.05) How a good teacher rightly expects more of us than we do of ourselves. THREE: (3.25) Dan's comments on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Self-Reliance -- How power is lost in dead usages. FOUR: (9:39) Beware! Detect tricksters who are "false positives." FIVE: (11:01) Audio comment from Peter in Germany. SIX: (12:17) Jeanne's insight in the value of keeping a personal journal. SEVEN: (14:18) Mary asks about vague haunts and how to get a good night's sleep. EIGHT: (17:30) Stepping into the sacred, hallowed center court of God's Castle. NINE: (19:01) Are you listening amd benefiting from this podcast? Or, what would you like to see discussed in Season Three? Contact Form.
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#91: Part Two of Idries Shah's "Learning How to Learn" - The Perils of Group Think
ONE: (1:42) How the people most anxious to find an outer teacher are usually the least able to recognize one. TWO: (3:26) Vernon Howard's counsel on how to end confusion over who is telling you the Truth. THREE: (6:16) How the most advanced teacher may be invisible. FOUR: (7:42) How people physically present for spiritual studies may not really be there at all. FIVE: (10:42) How genuine study spiritual study programs today must always contain information on how to recognize and be free of manipulation and indoctrination. SIX: (10:42) Why spiritual teachings must always be projected anew. SEVEN: (14:37) Rumi speaks of the real man of God. EIGHT: (15:41) An unusual idea from Idries Shah on how to get maximum benefit from a book of exceptional value.Â
#90: The Fountain of Endless Learning -- Idries Shah and the Wisdom of the Sufis
ONE: (1.29) How the same underground river feeds the inner circle at the core of all the world's great religions. TWO: (3:04) The first dimension of Higher Learning: the old-fashioned virtues of simplicity, self-reliance and sensible attitudes. THREE: (7:36) The second dimension of Higher Learning -- flexibility. FOUR: (10:55) The third dimension: thinking with the Heart and wisdom from Sufi mystic Al-Ghazzali. FIVE: (14:54) Releasing the sacred emotion of the Heart. SIX: (16:15) The leap into the unknown -- from the old to the new. SEVEN: (17:15) Schopenhauer's insight into skill and poise in daily life. EIGHT: Free SuperWisdom eCourse
#89: The Human Shadow Part TWO -- Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Read online here. ONE: Opening question from Dennis, "How do I know I'm living in the present, and not deceiving myself? TWO: (6:59) Introduction to Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. THREE: (8:42) Enfield's description of Mr. Hyde and the connection to the Human Shadow. FOUR: (10:20) Dr. Jekyll's fundamental mistake - suppressing the shadow. FIVE: (14:03) What do we do? How can we heal the split inside? SIX: (17:15) Stevenson places a fabulous diamond of wisdom right out on the table for us. SEVEN: (18:35) The spiritual symbolism of the potion and its perfect connection to modern society's escapism. EIGHT: (22:28) The shadow's addiction to anguish and mental pain.
#88: Vernon Howard's Masterpiece -- "Your Power of Natural Knowing"
Read Your Power of Natural Knowing by Vernon Howard. ONE: (.29) Jeanne's insight into her false turn to cynicism after seeing the staleness of mainstream religion. TWO: (3.43) Vernon Howard's Your Power of Natural Knowing. THREE: (5:15) The list of your Natural Knowing powers with a connection to the resurrection. FOUR: (8:54) The unwise choice of placing beliefs before Natural Knowing. FIVE: (10:54) A new view of conflict and its possible constructive uses. SIX: (13:40) The power of the Natural Knowing gaze with an example from the classic movie Ben-Hur. SEVEN: (15:44) Why it is so spiritually beneficial to study faces.
#87: Spiritual Psychology -- Tour Through the Core of the False Self
ONE: (1:23) Healing the painful split deep inside that thinks in terms of "good" and "evil." TWO: (5:55) How the seeing of weakness is in fact real strength. THREE: (7:31) How honestly facing our present lack of control opens the door to the Higher World. FOUR: (8:59) The illusion of the "mind/body" division and how to dissolve it. FIVE: (10:42) The eastern modalities of Zen Archery and Tai Chi. SIX: (12:26) Another division explored -- that of "leader" and "follower." SEVEN: (14:50) How super lost people want nothing more than to poison the minds of others. EIGHT: (16:40) Why you should never explain or try to justify to anyone your sacred interest in Higher Life studies. NINE: (17:38) Publishing success -- Tom's book SuperWisdom picked up by a major South East Asian publisher. TEN: (19:02) Reading assignment for next week's podcast -- Vernon Howard's Your Power of Natural Knowing.
#86:How to Use Relationships for More Inner Light -- Freedom from Impossible People at Work and Home
ONE: (1:05) C.J. is a high school teacher in Florida and wants to know how to deal with the very challenging environment he is faced with. TWO: (3:30) MTV and the propaganda poured into young people's heads today.
THREE: (4:28) The trap of being "too nice" and how to free ourselves from it. FOUR: (6:21) Vernon Howard's story of a Junior High School teacher who made a profound difference in his life. Read the Carl Link story. FIVE: (10:00) From the lofty spiritual viewpoint, what is friendship, really? SIX: (13:27) How people try to dump their negative energy on to someone else. SEVEN: (16:00) When to draw the line in certain relationships and declare inwardly to yourself, "Enough is enough!" EIGHT: (21:13) Summary of key points in this podcast, including the inner meaning of Christ's words, "Put the kingdom of heaven first, and all else shall be added unto you."
#85: Quantum Physics and the Oneness of Life-- from Onion Thinking to Diamond Wisdom
ONE: (1:01) Fascinating inner life connections to new discoveries in quantum physics. TWO: (4:30) The false shell around the particle -- what is it made of? THREE: (6:16) How the anguish of trying to be liked, of trying to be someone, is a major component of the shell. FOUR: (10:35) How your particle of pure perception connects with the Oneness of the entire Universe. FIVE: (11:40) SuperWisdom Tele-class excerpt from November, 2007 entitled, From Onion Thinking to Diamond Wisdom. SIX: (13:20) How an ongoing underground anxiety drives the life of almost everyone. SEVEN: (15:32) How the layers of onion thinking try to get wrongly involved in one's spiritual quest.
#82: Butterflies and Inner Life Lessons from the Amazon Jungle - Part ONE
#82: Butterflies and Inner Life Lessons from the Amazon Jungle - Part ONE…
#81: A Rich Variety of Audience Questions and Answers -- Savoring the Sweet Taste of Life and Freedom
#81: A Rich Variety of Audience Questions and Answers -- Savoring the Sweet Taste of Life and Freedom…
#80: Ascent of the Heart -- Journey Through the Four Levels of Growth
#80: Ascent of the Heart -- Journey Through the Four Levels of Growth…
#79: Depression Unmasked -- How It is Just a Clever Script in Search of Actors
#79: Depression Unmasked -- How It is Just a Clever Script in Search of Actors…
#78: Gateways -- How Your Voice and Hands Can Lift You to the Higher World
#78: Gateways -- How Your Voice and Hands Can Lift You to the Higher World…
#77: Influx of Oneness -- What it Means to Take the Leap
#77: Influx of Oneness -- What it Means to Take the Leap…
#76: Inner Life Christianity -- Journey Through the Parables of the New Testament
#76: Inner Life Christianity -- Journey Through the Parables of the New Testament…
#75: Reading with Impact - Meet These Four Truly Great 20th Century Spiritual Teachers
#75: Reading with Impact - Meet These Four Truly Great 20th Century Spiritual Teachers…
#74: Breakthrough -- Deserting the Dark Basement and Daring the Light of the Cosmic Castle
#74: Breakthrough -- Deserting the Dark Basement and Daring the Light of the Cosmic Castle…
#73: The New Birth and Your Awakened Heart -- How Transitions Facilitate Transformation
#73: The New Birth and Your Awakened Heart -- How Transitions Facilitate Transformation…
#72: The Flow Knows -- Enlightenment in the Center of Life's Turmoils
#72: The Flow Knows -- Enlightenment in the Center of Life's Turmoils…
#71: The Great Spiritual Allegory of the Circus High Wire Act
#71: The Great Spiritual Allegory of the Circus High Wire Act…
#84: Real Love VS False Love and the Sacred Science of Prayer
ONE: (1:37) The healing power of writing and keeping personal journals. TWO: (2:49) What is real love, and how can we more easily recognize false love?
#83: Part TWO - Inner Life Lessons from the Amazon Jungle -- Bringing Balance and Simplicity to Your Life
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