My wife and I started a four weekend, Advanced Attunement Class this month. What a fine group of people in the class. The Attunement current is strong and clear and the response to what is offered is clean and passionate. We are using the 250-page Attunement: The Creator’s Magic workbook as the basis for the class. This specific class is about the many dimensions of Being and coming to know one’s own Being in living through Attunement. What is Being? To be honest, most people have little clue because attention and energy are generally focused in the material (matter) world. While there are plenty of thoughts and feelings bandied about, nearly all are involved with the physical world. For many people any consideration of the spiritual dimension is often limited to an hour on either Sunday or Saturday. Each individual can say and often does, ‘I am a human being’.
Recently, someone close to me asked the question, “What does being spiritual mean to you?” This question came in the middle of a conversation about death. Are we just a physical body with an ego mind and emotions or are we something more?—the “something more” relating to Being (Spirit), consciousness, energy, and a matter body with a mind and feeling capacity. Webster’s II dictionary defines spiritual as – “relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit: not tangible or material – of concern with the Soul – relating to God.” Yes. Indeed, there are many interpretations of what spiritual is in our world. For some it is religion and ancient texts, others meditation and prayer, communing with nature, or attending new age seminars and reading inspirational books, or learning the great mysteries. Perhaps there are as many ideas about being spiritual as there are human beings. Wait a
I recently watch a public television program about the Hittite civilization which had its dominance on the world scene from 1800-1100 BC. The Hittites encompassed central Anatolia, south-western Syria to Ugarit and upper Mesopotamia. This area is now Turkey, Lebanon, and northern Iraq. As I viewed this PBS special I had an epiphany (revelation). The television show was explaining the various attributes of the Hittite culture, noting particularly their innovative legal system and their unique agreement on how to select a ruler King. Both elements were new to the world scene at that time and these changes prompted shifts in ideas elsewhere on the planet. Over the last few years I have purposefully acknowledged and given thanks for the many unique steps along my life path that have brought me to consciousness awareness. By consciousness I am referring to consciousness of identity, a realization of who I am and why
The BP oil spill continues to make the headlines day after day. Although there is now a small dome covering and capturing some of the gushing oil, it is becoming more apparent that this sad saga of environmental degradation will not end until the relief wells are drilled (estimated early August). A relief well is the oil industries’ final way to end a leaking oil well, an open bleeding wound in the earth. I worked as a civil engineer in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields in 1969 and 1970, helping to build oil drilling and storage platforms and laying pipeline – both oil and high pressure gas – in shallow (50 feet) and deep water (at the time 220 feet). It was the height of the oil business in the United States. I say that because shortly after that period production levels started declining even as usage continued to