Sonntag, 22. Februar 2009

~ Givts from the Universe



A few months ago I was invited by a friend to join something called the TUT Adventurers Club by visiting www.tut.com and taking "the oath," which begins, "In the face of adversity, uncertainty and conflicting sensory information, I hereby pledge to remain ever mindful of the magical, infinite, loving reality I live in - a reality that conspires tirelessly in my favor."



The oath continues for another paragraph, but I got the gist and decided to sign up, deciding it couldn't hurt and that I have a lust for anything smacking of self-improvement anyway. Since then, I have received regular e-mails with the subject heading "TUT: A note from the universe." For the most part, these little messages have been uplifting, challenging and loving. It as never occurred to me that with a single mouse click I could unsubscribe from the Universe itself. I need all the help I can get.

After a while, I began browsing the actual TUT Web site, and I became intrigued by Mike Dooley, the guy who put all of this together. I noticed that he had a couple of books in the offing, Lost in Space (TUT $5.95) and Totally Unique Thoughts: Reminders of Life's Everyday Magic (TUT $8.95). I was most interested in a 12 CD set called Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams (TUT $129.40), which is a full 12 hours of Dooley himself laying out his compelling philosophical take on what he calls the "Truths of Being." I had to take a chance, so I approached Dooley for a copy of the CD set and both books.

Twelve hours of audio is daunting in itself, but having been a fan of the "big boys" like Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Earl Nightingale, et al, I came away with the realization that Dooley is the most literate and professorial of them all. Even in casual conversational tones he betrays a dazzling intellect. His "thoughts become things" premise is used as a point of departure into everything else he covers here, and that is quite a lot: beliefs, relationships, reincarnation, angels, soul mates, UFOs, ghosts, visualization, etcetera. With Dooley, it is all about "bulldozing our limitations" and creating our own realities. We have the power to choose, we write the script ourselves, and "sin is nothing more than an honest mistake." Thankfully, Dooley reminds us that we can never manipulate others with any sort of mumbo-jumbo. It just doesn't work.



"Don't just see the magic, engage it! Challenge it! Dare it!
Dream big, with every expectation that your dreams will manifest.
Demand that they come true!

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You're not beholden to life, life is beholden to you.
You are its reason for being. You came first."
- Mike Dooley


Dooley was raised a Catholic, but soon started to feel alienated by all of the dogma. He feels that Jesus was misrepresented. He holds that the Bible is full of "mind-blowing insights and parables" but could prove to be misleading. I enjoyed the references to the old biblical adage "as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," but I thought James Allen and Napoleon Hill had that concept sown up. Dooley goes beyond this by telling his audience "as one believes so shall one think." An interesting slant.

Cornerstone to this philosophy is the enticing thought that anything is possible, and that the Universe itself conspires to make our thoughts reality, with the caveat that one shouldn't try too hard. We must let go a bit more and let the Universe do its job.

I found myself speculating as to why none of the heavy hitters in the self-improvement industry are taking Dooley under their wings. My theory is that Dooley is much more of an entrepreneur than I suspected, or that he is simply too intellectually elite than the others and is an untouchable to all of those Chicago or Madison Avenue types. Does Dooley's professorial approach shoot him in the foot or does this enrich his coffers more than I can comprehend?

The site itself (www.tut.com) is a model of e-commerce, is simple to navigate, and gives another insight into why Dooley doesn't have to deal with third parties: control! Launched in 1989 by Dooley, his graphic artist brother Andy (www.andydooley.com) and their mother, author cum screenwriter Sheelagh Mawe, TUT began as a T-shirt company, originally selling these from sidewalk carts, kiosks, etcetera - and eventually garnering stores at bigger malls and wholesaling to companies like Macy's and Disney World. This phase of the business closed in 1999. In July 2000, TUT's Adventurers Club was launched. The site boasts not only online shopping, but free discussion groups called e-Safaris, and will eventually host actual adventures to exotic, faraway lands. Infinite Possibilities proves Dooley to be the most literate and professional of all inspirational self-betterment gurus.

Dooley favors the Swahili greeting, "Jambo," and has morphed it to mean "glad our paths have crossed in this most amazing of all adventures called life." I am glad as well, and I believe the man is on to something. We need to see - that the truth is at our fingertips.

written and shared by Roger Yale, 
Los Angeles Entertainment Today

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22. Februar 2009

Freitag, 20. Februar 2009

~ Mein kleiner König und ich


Geboren wurde er am 20.06.2003 in einem Gartenhaus inmitten einer Schar wilder Katzen. Kaum drei Wochen alt, verliess ihn seine Mutter. Hungrig und weinend verbrachte der Kleine drei schwere Tage, verloren zwischen Gartenwerkzeug und Blumentöpfen.
Auf meine dringende Bitte hin holte ihn die Pflegerin Regina ins nahe Wohnhaus. In liebevoller Umgebung verbrachte der kleine Kater seine ersten Lebensmonate und wurde von allen geliebt und verwöhnt.

Die wichtigsten Verhaltensregeln lernte er von den sechs Katzen, die schon lange Jahre im selben Haushalt wohnten. Ich sah ihn oft und er durfte mich, auf meinen Schultern sitzend, durch die ganze Wohnung begleiten. Von Anfang an war mir klar, dass er einmal bei mir leben würde.
Mein Wohnbereich erfuhr einige Aenderungen und Pflanzen bekamen einen sicheren Schutz. Der Tag kam, an dem der kleine Wilde, noch nicht ganz halbjährig, bei mir einzog. Ein getrockneter, kleiner Baum leistete gute Dienste zum Klettern, als Aussichtspunkt, für Mutproben und gewagte Sprünge.
Wir spielten oft zusammen. Der Kater entwickelte sich prächtig und nach einigen Wochen des Ein-Lebens bei mir, durfte er zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben im Garten spazieren gehen. Mit meiner Nachbarin Dora und ihrem Kater Moon freundete er sich an und nahm teil an Rundgängen im Quartier.
Bald nahm ich ihn mit in den Wald und so wurde er mein treuer Begleiter bei meinen täglichen Baum- und Lichtmeditationen. Seit über zwei Jahren gehen wir (fast) täglich zu den Bäumen, um zu meditieren. Oft wartet er auf mich im Wald. Und jedesmal erleben wir zusammen eine andere, neue Geschichte, mein kleiner König und ich.

www.sarah-chohan.ch/king_blacky.htm

20.02.2009 ~ ( In memoriam of my Filou who died from kidneyinfection 2002 )

Nur die Liebe zählt - Christian, the freed Lion





love every creature you are with

http://www.bornfree.org.uk

hey, what about this: adopt a pet....a lioness, rhinozeros, tiger :-)
not that it will live in your home, but you´ll help it survive and live in peace in his territorium.

I´ve decided to adopt a Leopard Lady - roarrrr!



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Combine conservation projects with community development and adventure programs and make your GAP YEAR, CAREER BREAK or SUMMER HOLIDAY a life-changing experience for yourself and others that you will help!

Bornfree offers volunteer placements in
South Africa, Kenya, Namibia , Malawi and Sri Lanka -
where the conservation aims and objectives of the projects
being run are similar to our own.

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http://www.worldwideexperience.com

21. Feb. 2009

Montag, 16. Februar 2009

~ A letter to Meredith - from Heaven


Dear God,


Little Girl and Dog 
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith





The day after our 14 year old dog Abbey died, my four-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God in Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to Heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:


Dear Meredith,

Glowing Earth and Starry SkyAbbey arrived safely in Heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in Heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day, and remember
that I love you very much. By the way, I am wherever there is love.




Love, God.




Abbeys Mother says: This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.


It´s a true story! Verified at http://www.snopes.com/glurge/abbey.asp

16. Februar 2009

Samstag, 14. Februar 2009

Charity Projekte - Tweeters Unite 2009


Internationaler Aktions- und Spenden-Tag:
04. Juli 2009 * Tweeters Unite for Charity!



Sie sind herzlich eingeladen!

Artikel inside veryheaven
über Tweeters-Unite


tweeters-unite charity projekte
  1. Deutsche Lebensbrücke e.V.
  2. Scott Harrison´s project
    charity: water
  3. Our official charity-letter to
    British Poet and Humorist Stephen Frey
  4. Givts from the Universe
    Total Unique Thoughts
  5. Christian, The freed Lion - Nur die (Nächsten-) Liebe zählt
    We adopted two wild animals - a Lion and a Lady Leopard in Africa
  6. Givts to go
    Top Class ebooks for free
  7. Hier stellen wir Ihre Projekte vor :-)
    schicken sie uns eine email

Mittwoch, 4. Februar 2009

Stephen Frey: Everything we know is wrong - wrongest!

Everything we know is wrong.
Wrong. Wrong, wronger, wrongest.


It is fantasy that makes things up and fantasy is quite another thing.
Imagination is the ability to enter someone else’s mind. To penetrate another’s
experience. To feel what another feels: to see the world as they see it,
to suffer their pain, participate in their sins and in their triumphs,
loves, fears and hopes.



Imagination is a product of memory and sympathy.
Some have it, just as some have perfect pitch or athletic hand-eye coordination.
Or maybe some can be trained to have it, I don’t know.
A paradox is that it seems harder to penetrate one’s own mind,
participate in one’s own experience and discover one’s own
feelings than those of another.

Chapeau, Stephen Frey!

Please spread the word for charity: water
amongst your 100,000 Twitter-Fans.


A cosy wink to the Members of The British Royal Society
would also be very much appreciated, Sir.



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02.02. / 04.02.2009


Test: How Spiritual are You?


  1. I often feel so connected to the
    people around me that it is like there is no separation between us. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  2. I often do things to help protect animals and plants from extinction. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  3. I am fascinated by the many things in life
    that cannot be scientifically explained.
    TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  4. Often I have unexpected flashes of insight or understanding while relaxing. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  5. I sometimes feel so connected to nature that everything seems to be part of one living organism. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  6. I seem to have a ‘sixth sense’ that sometimes allows me to know what is going to happen. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  7. Sometimes I have felt like I was part of something with no limits or boundaries
    in time and space. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  8. I am often called ‘absent-minded’ because I get so wrapped up in what I am doing that
    I lose track of everything else. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  9. I often feel a strong sense of unity with all the things around me. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  10. Even after thinking about something a long time, I have learned to trust
    my feelings more than my logical reasons. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  11. I often feel a strong spiritual or emotional connection with all the people
    around me. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  12. Often when I am concentrating on something, I lose awareness of the passage of time. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  13. I have made real personal sacrifices in order to make the world a better place,
    like trying to prevent war, poverty and injustice. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  14. I have had experiences that made my role in life so clear to me that I felt very happy and excited. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  15. I believe that I have experienced extrasensory perception. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  16. I have had moments of great joy in which I suddenly had a clear, deep feeling of oneness with all that exists. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  17. Often when I look at an ordinary thing, something wonderful happens. I get the feeling that I am seeing it fresh for the time first time. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  18. I love the blooming of flowers in the spring as much as seeing an old friend again.
    TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  19. It often seems to other people like I am in another world because I am so
    completely unaware of things going on around me. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
  20. I believe that miracles happen. TRUE 01 /FALSE 00
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-science-of-well-being-9780198567523?cc=de&lang=en&

SCORING

  1. 14 + = Highly Spiritual, a real mystic;
  2. 12-13 = Spiritually aware, easily lost in the moment;
  3. 08-11 = Spiritually average; could develop more spiritual life if desired;
  4. 06-07 = A practical empiricist lacking self-transcendence;
  5. 01-05 = Highly skeptical: Resistant to developing spiritual awareness.