Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Healing Sessions with Malcolm Smith 4/15-4/17

Healing Sessions with Malcolm Smith
Apr 15–17 / Wed–Fri @ 9am–9pm
Malcolm Smith is a gifted spiritual healer (website / video) and former coal miner who lives in Yorkshire, England. Malcolm works only through Edgar Cayce’s regional A.R.E. groups. Sessions are open to all. To ensure your space we recommend that you sign up as soon as you can. (Private sessions last 30 minutes and are held in a Braintree/Quincy area home. Call for pricing. “Remote” healing sessions also available, as are healing cloths.)

To schedule an appointment, contact Aantre (“On-tray”) Kennedy [781-848-8860] or Betty Pleiss [bettyp508@aol.com, 508-673-0477]).

Exercise, week starting Monday, 3/30/2009

Inspired by A Search for God on page 104, via Diane:

When you find yourself reacting negatively to someone, stop, get clear with yourself, and instead, give a blessing to that person, who is part of The One, like you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Exercise, week starting Monday, 3/23/2009

In the Presence
Experiment: Meditate and/or pray "into the presence of God." What physical sensations do you have? How do they affect you? How do they affect your experiences with your inner world, the outside world, with others, during the week? Make notes and share at our next meeting!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Join us this Saturday for a special talk on Jesus


Presentation: “Who Moved the Stone? The Resurrection Factor”
Mar 21 / Sat @ 8:15–9:30 pm
Presentor: Elena Allen

The presentation, based on research done by biblical scholars and on the four Gospels narratives, describes the last 4 days of Jesus’ temporal life, and the impact it had on those followers left behind. Elena will also share what the Cayce readings have to say about that special event we call the Resurrection, and how it’s still pertinent in our lives today. Participation from the audience sharing “soul memories” or knowledge on the subject is welcomed.

(Bethany Congregational Church, 18 Spear Street in Quincy. [Click for Google map.] Enter through back door nearest Spear Street; go up half-flight of stairs; it’s down the hall on your right. For questions, call Elena Allen at 1-781-862-2019. Free refreshments. Free-will donations appreciated.)

This is this month’s presentation for the greater Boston area A.R.E. Local events calendar at: are-northeast.org/boston/calendar.html.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Auroville, the universal city

Here’s more info about a wonderful community called Auroville, in south India, talked about in Group sometimes: www.auroville.org.

“Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.”

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Four women are regressed to their past lives

Four women are regressed to their past lives and then seek out the places they remembered under hypnosis -- 1983 documentary with Australian hypnotherapist Peter Ramster.

1/11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HayY1yyXnn0&feature=related











Scottish boy remembers past life

Scottish boy remembers past life; tries to convince family; they visit site of former life…

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdmMEKPFDTY&feature=related

2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOUIEh1bDMw&feature=related

3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGlUSIhU3yg&feature=related

4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rn2iycj7gg&feature=related

5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv_U8NROISo&feature=related

Little James remembers being shot down in his Corsair over Iwo Jima in WWII


Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5965wcH2Kx0

Update/summary: http://videos.komando.com/2009/06/13/wwii-pilot-reincarnated/

Was wondering why this has been revisited. Here's why: they just put out a book about it!

Meeting, 3/16/09 -- The Hidden Messages in Water

The group watched a video:

The Hidden Messages in Water
Masuru Emoto

Emoto-san doesn’t speak much English, but he’s clearly a fun guy. It's a little hard to hear/see at times, but this video lays out the essence of his book by the same name, with some beautiful photos and amazing commentary.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Physicist Wins Religion Prize

…d'Espagnat "has constructed a coherent body of work which shows why it is credible that the human mind is capable of perceiving deeper realities."



I can't help but wonder what might happen when some "critical mass" of physicists get clear on the concept, and share it more with the masses...
-- But then, I guess they have! Who hasn't seen "What The Bleep..."?

There is, of course, a whole lot of supporting stuff to be explored, for those who would...
Here's a good toe into the door:


"... d'Espagnat also tends to believe that the reality assumption is incorrect. Thus he wrote: "The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment."

The universe gives birth to communicating participators. Communicating participators give meaning to the universe … With such a concept goes the endless series of receding reflections one sees in a pair of facing mirrors.”
-David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order

- and last, from our "automated Buddha" at the bottom of the page... (Really. This just popped up as I was tweaking this entry!)
"Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two."

(Look up "Synchronicity")!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunday Presentation: What Is an A.R.E. Study Group?

MAR 15 / SUN @ 6:30–9:00 PM
Introductions; a brief description of study groups; Q&A; short meditation. All are welcome! This is a chance to see our new co-op venture in Plymouth at Angels by the Sea. (Angels by the Sea, Village Landing, 170 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. [Click for Google map | Website | Free refreshments. Free-will donations appreciated.)

Local events calendar at: are-northeast.org/boston/calendar.html.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Scars of Life, Scars of Love

As a group, we’ve talked about using discernment, not judgement. This story tangents that a little. It’s touching but let’s assume the story’s also made up!

On a hot summer day in the South a little boy decided to go for a swim in the small lake behind his house. He jumped into the cool water and swam toward the middle, not realizing that an alligator swam near shore. His mother, inside the house, looked out the window and saw the two as they swam closer and closer. In horror she ran to the water, yelling as loudly as she could. Hearing her, the boy turned around to swim back but just as he reached her the alligator reached him. From the dock, the mother grabbed her boy by the arms as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war. The alligator was much stronger than the woman, but she was too passionate to let go. Just then, a farmer happened to stop by. He heard screams, raced from his truck, and shot the alligator.

Fortunately, after spending time in the hospital the little boy recovered. His legs were scarred by the animal attack and his arms had deep scratches where Mom’s fingernails dug into his flesh to hang on to the son she loved. A reporter who interviewed the boy after the trauma asked to see the scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. With obvious pride he said to the reporter, “But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Mom wouldn’t let go.”

Like the boy, we all have scars. Not from an alligator but from suffering. But, some of the marks are also there because God refused to let go of you, a child of God.

(Picked up from an online religious newsletter)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Exercise, week starting Monday, 3/9/2009

The exercise for the week is on page 98 of Experiments...

Each day for at least a week adopt a prayerful response to the experience of doubt. These doubts may be in yourself, in others or in God. Record those situations in which you felt doubt and then took a moment for prayer.

Friday, March 6, 2009

One perspective on serving "...as an open door to others..."

Here's an interesting article in the NY Times that generated a lot of comment. One perspective on serving "...as an open door to others..." is this very experience of 'transcending ego', or at least softening it to some extent, via mindfulness meditation; and then, from that situation of centeredness, witnessing one's interaction with another…


…love is not different from attention.

From the comments section of the above-mentioned NY Times article:

“…love is not different from attention. Brain quiets down and opens up and caring action flows out of that spontaneously.”
— James

Boredom and emptiness

From the comments section of the above-mentioned NY Times article:

“Boredom itself results from resisting the emptiness that looms between us and our experience of the present moment.”
— Alex Chapunoff

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Edgar Cayce's voice giving an actual reading

One of the hallmarks of an A.R.E. study group is that we learn about our relationship to the Divine. But of course we are curious about the man who started the A.R.E., Edgar Cayce. Well, on the greater Boston area A.R.E. website (www.are-northeast.org/boston) is a link to YouTube, where the A.R.E. headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA has posted a recording of Mr. Cayce. He’s giving a health reading, and it is Reading 442-2. If you want the direct link to the recording, it’s www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeQ6qcZVs5E. Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tonight's meeting is cancelled

Due to “weather.” Just spoke with Ned and there’s no way we could park.