Matters of Spirit

Spiritual and Esoteric writings in the manner of Light Workers. A sharing of spiritual and self empowerment concepts and philosophies. "My purpose is to endlessly encourage you to do and become whatever makes your heart sing." ~ Shirl

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

What's Happening in Physics
~by Shirl

Charlie Rose on his nightly PBS program had Dr Randall as his guest tonight. Needless to say I was wowed, excited and dancing around the living room. I have also ordered her book as described below and can't wait for it to arrive. This unnatural love of physics of mine is pretty hard to explain for one so lacking in math and science skills, but somehow I seem to understand physics concepts easily. This should be an exciting read for me, as I've been well acquainted with the "theory" or knowledge of more dimensions for quite some time now. I just love it when my flights of fancy are caught up to by actual physics and science. . .I'm pretty excited about this stuff.

"Warped Passages
Unraveling the Mysteries of
the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions

~ Dr. Lisa Randall

The concept of additional spatial dimensions is as far from intuitive as any idea can be. In this lecture based on her new book, Dr. Randall employs creative analogies to explain how our universe may have many unseen dimensions. Randall works hard to make her astoundingly complex material understandable, providing a great deal of background for recent advances in string and supersymmetry theory. As coauthor of the two most important scientific papers on this topic, she’s ideally suited to explain these ideas. Although physicists do not yet know if there are extra dimensions a fraction of a millimeter in size, dimensions of infinite size, or only the dimensions we see, Randall shows how these theories will be tested in coming years.

Dr. Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University and one of the leading theoretical physicists in the world today who works on string theory, particle physics, and cosmology."

What follows is the review by the New Yorker Magazine:

"From The New Yorker:
Randall, a professor of physics at Harvard, offers a tour of current questions in particle physics, string theory, and cosmology, paying particular attention to the thesis that more physical dimensions exist than are usually acknowledged. Writing for a general audience, Randall is patient and kind: she encourages readers to skip around in the text, corrals mathematical equations in an appendix at the back, and starts off each chapter with an allegorical story, in a manner recalling the work of George Gamow. Although the subject itself is intractably difficult to follow, the exuberance of Randall's narration is appealing. She's honest about the limits of the known, and almost revels in the uncertainties that underlie her work—including the possibility that some day it may all be proved wrong.
Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker"

I'll give you all a holler when I've read the book which I am eagerly awaiting from Amazon.

Are there Other Dimensions?
~by Shirl

On another site that I participate in, one of the members posed this thought to me and I thought it worth sharing his statement and my response with you. We were discussing the movie, "What The Bleep Do We Know?" If you haven't seen it yet, I would suggest that it is very worth while. It is a very professional and beautiful presentation.

"The thing that strikes me about dimensions is that I wonder if we aren't actually an instrument(organic) that can also be used to access these thingy's ,whidgits, whatyamacallit levels of inexplicable dimensional beingness."

Yes, you could certainly look at it that way. What we are, actually, is an energy consciousness currently focused on what we are doing dressed up in our skin suit. We are no less who and what we are whether we are perceiving ourselves as solid organic 3D beings wrapped in a skin suit, or some other form or seemingly formless presentation.

One of the analogies that worked most easily for me early on was knowing that we are in a holographic existence. . .thank you Star Trek and others for helping us understand holograms. While we are in the hologram it is the "most real" thing there is to us. We truly are defined by our collection of beliefs at any one time. There is no reality beyond our beliefs. If we can suspend our beliefs and be open to question and discover, it is then that we see more than the obvious. When we allow our beliefs to expand and change, we begin to explore other possibilities, other potentials. That's what the space between the atoms is. . .unlimited potential.

Because we have been taught and trained to think linearly we believe in things in a linear fashion, ie. . .3D dimension, 4th D, etc., etc. If we accept that there are dimensions beyond 3rd and 4th we often view them in our belief system as somehow being a strata or demarcation of such. In truth, the dimensions are more like softly colored layers of fog, in movement and intermingling in overlay all of the time. There is no requirement to go in step by step fashion from 3 to 4 to 5 to 6, etc. We interact with all manner of dimensions all the time if we allow it into our awareness. So it is not uncommon to be experiencing 3D and then 5D or 12 D, then 7D, or any other so described dimensional expression. When we have stretched our "presumed" human minds enough, we also understand that there is no need or even necessity to name or number these dimensions as they are intermingled constantly. How we perceive these interactions with other than 3D is by increasing our level and speed of energy vibration, and by allowing our former beliefs to fall away as we are open to the possibilities and potentials.

I've shared a few of my other dimensional travels with all of you here. They are as real as anything I do in 3D. (as an example: There is nothing but love) There is nothing I yet know of that will "prove" my travels, so I continue to describe the experiences I have, the feeling of them, the essence of them in hopes that it will convey some small part of what it is.

When we change our belief system and we expand our conscious awareness, we are open to all the potentials and possibilities that exist and will exist.

It took more than 200 years for the general population of humans to accept that the world was round, not flat. Beliefs are very strong things.


Sunday, December 10, 2006

Now and Zen
by Shirl

You know those days when you don't think you or what you do in your life matters very much? Maybe you might wish to re-think that.

Here's some help from Osho Zen:

"You are not accidental. Existence needs you. Without you something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it. That's what gives you dignity, that the whole existence will miss you. The stars and sun and moon, the trees and birds and earth - everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody except you.

This gives you a tremendous joy, a fulfillment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear, you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions.


A naked figure sits on the lotus leaf of perfection, gazing at the beauty of the night sky. She knows that "home" is not a physical place in the outside world, but an inner quality of relaxation and acceptance. The stars, the rocks, the trees, the flowers, fish and birds - all are our brothers and sisters in this dance of life. We human beings tend to forget this, as we pursue our own private agendas and believe we must fight to get what we need. But ultimately, our sense of separateness is just an illusion, manufactured by the narrow preoccupations of the mind.

Now is the time to look at whether you are allowing yourself to receive the extraordinary gift of feeling "at "home" wherever you are. If you are, be sure to take time to savor it so it can deepen and remain with you. If on the other hand you've been feeling like the world is out to get you, it's time to take a break. Go outside tonight and look at the stars."

Copyright © 2006 Osho International Foundation

Osho Zen

It is easy to see why it is I see you as so special!

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