Leo Tolstoy on God

LEO TOLSTOY ON GOD: "When you look inside yourself, you see what is called 'your own self' or your soul. You cannot touch it or see it or understand it, but you know it is there. And this part of yourself--that which you cannot understand--is what is called God. God is both around us and inside of us--in our souls.

The more you understand that you are at one with God, the more you will understand that you are at one with all His worldly manifestations."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Don't Be the 101st Monkey!

There is a phenomenon that scientists observed in the 1950s, called the ”Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon.” Scientists observed that a certain Japanese monkey, named Imo, began to wash her sweet potatoes to remove sand. She taught this trick to her mother and her playmates on Koshima Island. Her playmates taught it to their mothers. When about 100 monkeys on the island began to do this, there was a shift: all of the monkeys began washing their sweet potatoes. Then, the practice jumped over the sea, and monkeys everywhere were washing their sweet potatoes!

This 100th Monkey Phenomenon applies to all of us. It says that when only a limited number of people know of a certain thing or way, no change occurs. But when about 100 of us agree on anything, there is a shift in energy and in mass consciousness! It takes ONLY about 100 people to agree on anything for us to begin to experience change in our consciousness!

We are witnesses to this phenomenon when we see dramatic shifts in people’s voting behavior this year in the Democratic primary elections.

Daily, people are shifting their support from one candidate to another because of a shift in their consciousness i.e. an ideological breakthrough.

In Christianity, people deliberately use a rule of agreement to support each other in prayer. It is in Matthew 18:19-20 that Jesus said,”Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

Deliberately agreeing with someone on something is one thing. To have your consciousness affected and infected by people you don’t even know about is something else.

How do we stop this flow of energy from reaching us?

We block it.

Just as the 100th monkey’s energy is required to execute a change in consciousness, your energy and focus are required to keep hold of your consciousness at all times. I’m not talking about the 2008 elections. I’m talking about your life.

Every day, we’re exposed to the newspapers and television news and programs. Now, there’s also the Internet. Everywhere, people are reading and seeing the same news, programs and advertisements.

It just takes 100 of those people to agree that “this is okay,” and have a shift in energy for you to be affected.

So, pay attention! Don’t unconsciously be the 101st Monkey!

Pay attention to your thoughts…your words…your consciousness!

In order to remain true to yourself and whole, you’ve got to be vigilant about the input of energy flowing in and around you and most especially, through you.

By becoming cognizant of the power of energy, this does not mean that you sometimes will not choose to “go with the flow.” But it’s one thing to make a CONSCIOUS decision to be influenced or persuaded; it’s another to be manipulated through your being unaware.

Every day, I urge you to stay in the consciousness of your Spirit! Stay connected to that. Stay cognizant of the energy flowing toward you from people, on a personal level, in your space: if it is negative, expunge it! If it’s positive, invite it!



1 comment:

Hawkeye33 said...

While I love the 100th monkey story, it was proven to be fiction (unfortunately).

My blog: 101stmonkey.blogspot.com


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