Friday, September 25, 2015

Is God in control of the world?

Clearly, if mankind has free will - which I believe* we do - then an external God is not in control of the world.  That means we can't thank or blame a God for the actions undertaken by man.

Does this mean anything goes?  Yes, I believe it does, as the bloody history of mankind shows.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The benefit of high pitch sounds in nature

There are high pitch sounds heard in nature that you don’t hear when you are in a building.  These sounds come from wind in the trees and grass, insect and bird song, the sound of running water and crashing waves.  These high pitched sounds help to keep the mind balanced and our mood lifted and are one of the benefits of spending time outdoors in natural places.

Sharka Todd

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How paradise on Earth will be created

I believe paradise on earth will only be created when every man and woman grows in love and awareness to the point where their thoughts and actions promote and contribute to life rather than detracting from it and destroying it.

I don't believe paradise will be achieved through the descent to Earth of some supernatural being from the heavens.  This would still leave the problem of unenlightened humanity.  For it would take more than the appearance of one person to suddenly enlighten everybody, I believe.  After all, the original appearance of Christ and Buddha did not result in the sudden enlightenment of all humanity so why would a reappearance of either now be any different?

Sharka Todd

The Law of Attraction

Star Wars Episode 2

The way to promote something in your own life is by focusing on it. This will cause it to grow in influence in your experience.

This is an expression of the "Law of Attraction" and is how all "good" (wanted) and "bad" (unwanted) things are brought into our experience.

All things grow under the influence of our attention and therefore it behooves us to focus on the things we desire to see happen if we wish to live a happy life.

Sharka Todd

An explanation of the Law of Attraction (LOA)

Attention to any subject includes it in your vibration (your experienced or psychic reality) and makes you an attractor to more of the same.  Meaning if you focus on something that makes you feel bad this will impact on your feeling state and that feeling state will act as a magnet attracting more events that generate a similar feeling response.

Basically, the mind and emotions (your psychic reality) are seen as magnets drawing experiences that produce feelings in alignment with one's current mental state and also influenced by previous focused thoughts.

It is also argued that focusing our thought on a certain outer event or object will help propel that thing into our lives.  Here we are looking at the thought part of our nature and it's workings through the LOA.  All thoughts will have an emotional or feeling component of course and the interaction of these two to generate an attractive force is something I am still in the process of understanding.

For more information on this topic I recommend the book "The Message of a Master" by John McDonald, available as a free download on the internet.

Sharka Todd

Monday, September 14, 2015

Social ineptness and the need for laws

The more socially inept the individuals within a society are, the greater the need for laws to reign them in.  For laws are unnecessary if we each act with an awareness of what is best for ourselves and other people in any given situation.

Laws exist primarily for that section of the population that either does not have the best interests of others at heart or just doesn't understand the consequences of their actions on others.

For the rest of us there is no real need for laws as we are self-policing and socially aware.  Unfortunately, we still remain subject the same limitations created to deal with the socially ignorant and the willfully anti-social and this is a cross we just have to bear.

Sharka Todd

There is no "problem of evil"

People talk about “the problem of evil
but there is no problem of evil-
for evil is just the result of people making free will choices
and that is an essential part of the learning process
of being a human being!

Those free will choices we call "evil"
the person involved may call "good".
It's a matter of perspective.

But, truly, what we call "evil"
is not the working of some external God
but instead the poorly considered actions
of those who are out of touch with their soul
and the oneness of creation!

Sharka Todd

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Between making things mandatory and outlawing them-

 there is freedom of choice!

The importance of realizing your uniqueness

I think accepting that you are unique and that certain things and situations may not suit you is primary if you are to live a happy life and not be too influenced by social pressures to conform.

Sharka Todd

Who or what is God? MATTHEW WARD

QUESTION: “The various nonreligious references to God are confusing. Is God a Supreme Being Soul, Prime Creator, Creator Source or Highest Angel?”  

ANSWER: God is a soul—every life form everywhere is a soul—and, as the Supreme Being of this universe, He is the source of all life within this universe, but He is not Creator Source or Prime Creator. Those are other designations for Creator/Creation, the energy source and the being-ness of everything that exists throughout the cosmos. Only for ease of speaking do we say simply Creator.

Nor is God of the angelic realm, but He is one of their manifestations—the first souls with life form potential. They were the androgynous gods and goddesses, who had the option to remain as pure light or take on a form; of those who chose to be light, Creator selected some to co-create the universes and rule over them. You call the god chosen by Creator to co-create this universe and be its Supreme Being by different names, including God. Eventually, some of the gods and goddesses who wanted to embody lived for a time on Earth; they could manifest whatever physical appearance they wished, which is why some figures with quite unusual features are in drawings and artifacts of ancient civilizations.

Source: Messages from Matthew, August 17, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Response to a Stephen Hawking quote

Stephen Hawking: "The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting round a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies".
Sharka Todd: "The human race is an amazing mixture of highly creative, self-aware beings that exist on a beautiful, life supporting planet that is part of an inconceivably larger whole that we call 'the universe.'"