some creative outpourings of Ian Howie

Love and Light on 09 Nov 14 at 12:15

Are you sitting in divine consciousness? Are you basking in the light of the divine host?

In order to achieve and retain divine consciousness, we should keep examining the extent of our virtue, and in doing this our vices will make themselves apparent. Consider - what are your main virtues at the moment? Have you become the living embodiment of these? And which virtues do you need to work on developing? We should focus on developing whatever virtues we still lack.

The Third Eye on 02 Nov 14 at 11:34

The aim of divine alchemy is primarily the opening of the heart chakra, so that the heart becomes a divine sun of radiant love. But to achieve this fully, in a balanced way, we must also open the third eye - the brow chakra, located on the lower forehead. This is the seat of divine will, and of intuition - that is , the third eye is the seat of of divine consciousness.

The third eye chakra is the centre for clairvoyance, visions, and

kama rupa on 29 Oct 14 at 09:11

When a human dies, they leave behind what can be called an “astral shell”. This is the remnant of consciousness left lingering after death. This is not the actual individual soul, but is simply a senseless subjective form which eventually disintegrates, usually within a few decades at the most. This “shell” contains a large portion of memories and knowledge which the individual possessed during that lifetime, but has no individual consciousness or Being behind it.

Chakras on 26 Oct 14 at 10:31

Chakras are very important in divine alchemy, as they are the energy vortexes that connect our physical and subtle bodies with the cosmic rays of various vibrations that sustain and influence us.

There are seven main chakras in the human body, corresponding with the seven main cosmic rays, and these are well known, so I will just review them briefly here.

Cleanliness on 20 Oct 14 at 07:20

Do you have the consciousness of being light and free - of feeling bodiless, ethereal, detached from the body and its desires? You can have this consciousness whilst remaining in your physical body. The awareness of your body fades into the background, and you feel light, peaceful, comfortable, at ease. This is divine consciousness, where the divine self predominates over the mundane ego-self.

We gain this consciousness through meditation. The meditative state is a

ties to cut - ties to mend on 16 Oct 14 at 12:12

Ida Lawrence writes:

Spending time in the universe within… it’s vital. We all know the importance of being our own rescuer, especially when there is emotional bombardment to deal with. Although we may wish we could be insulated from the negativity and distress, it’s going to be there, people are going to be affected, and thoughts can become scattered. For me, meditation has been both a rescue and a

Surrender on 16 Oct 14 at 04:43

In order to be able to enter divine consciousness at will, and to stay there stable and focused, and to bring that consciousness into our everyday lives, we have to learn to surrender all of our mundane attachments and distractions. Only then can our inner divine light radiate out without restriction.

Have you surrendered? Have you surrendered completely? What is total surrender? It is not a case of surrendering ourselves to others. Rather, we

Divine Consciousness on 12 Oct 14 at 09:30

There are various techniques and aspects to personal alchemy, but they all come down to the inculcation of divine consciousness. We learn to enter divine consciousness, and to stay there stable and focused. We learn to surrender all of our mundane attachments and distractions, so that our inner divine light can radiate out without restriction. All else follows from this. No amount of knowledge or understanding can substitute for the practical experience of being in divine states of consciousness. Indeed you will not even appreciate the importance of this unless you are already in divine

Personal Alchemy on 04 Oct 14 at 10:03

The world desperately needs a change of direction from mankind at this time. But we cannot transform the world, until we first transform ourselves. And we cannot achieve anything within ourselves unless we first accept the need for inner change. So each of us has to take responsibility personally for our own individual destiny.

And so we - each of us - learn how to transform our own selves. We work on ourselves to transform our leaden mundane restrictions into the subtle gold of

the light side of the dark night on 28 Sep 14 at 10:22

Kim Hutchinson writes:

The phenomenon known as "the dark night of the soul" is something which many spiritual seekers experience on their journey to re-enlightenment. It can be a painful and frightening process, but it can also be liberating and empowering. It all depends on your perspective and your ability to remain detached.

the dark night of the soul on 28 Sep 14 at 10:04

Gregg Prescott writes:

At some point in your life, you will experience the "dark night of the soul", where it seems that everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong. What many people fail to realise is that this is a true blessing.

The "dark night of the soul" occurs when your life appears to hit rock bottom. You may experience a plethora of "bad breaks" in your personal life,

that cosmic night on 28 Sep 14 at 09:20

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego- consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.

Carl Jung

Guardians and Guides on 28 Sep 14 at 08:46

Divine alchemy is achieved by invoking our innate divinity. We do this repeatedly and increasingly, until divine consciousness becomes our natural everyday consciousness. But to begin with, most of us require an intermediary to achieve this - a spiritual guide.

Initially our guides may be other people like ourselves, who are engaged in becoming angelic, but who can already forge their own connection - that is they can go into divine consciousness and receive an inflow of divine energy,

the nature of mystical experience on 22 Sep 14 at 12:45

James C. Wilhelm writes:

The mystical experience is the direct experience of your true self, which is the singular essence of being that creates and sustains all that ever has been, all that is now, and all that ever will be.

Direct experience is the unfiltered knowing of something with no

The Divine Fire on 20 Sep 14 at 12:39

Our past thoughts, words, and actions have created a web of conditioning and karmic debts which are now binding and restricting us - stifling our divine selves from expressing our innate love, virtue, strength, and understanding. To become our true selves - to achieve our divine potential - we must free ourselves from these restrictions.

Whilst we all continue to face challenging scenes of drama - designed to reveal our bonds to us, and to give us opportunities to unravel them -

pre-birth plan on 20 Sep 14 at 11:58

Nikkie Gray writes:

The cycle of life to death to re-birth... all starts with the Pre-Birth Plan. You establish this plan with a council. Some people call this council the elders or the wise ones. Pretty much, they are very old beings who know their stuff so to speak. You meet with them along with your spirit guides. You discuss the life ahead of you and are given the choice of a few different

The Subtle Realms on 14 Sep 14 at 16:38

There are many realms within the Cosmos. There are realms that are more mundane than divine, and realms that are more divine than mundane.

the mundane realms

The most mundane realm is the most obvious - our everyday physical realm - the

getting high on 11 Sep 14 at 11:13

Ram Dass says:

If I am at one point, when something happens in my environmental field that is negative, what I say is “That brings me down”, meaning it caught me in its model of how it all is. When I am able to transmute energy, I can take that energy that was connected with that act itself, and I can move it up my chakras and get high from it. Right? Not only can I get high from it, but I can give back a place which frees the other person from it as well... I can

Judgement on 09 Sep 14 at 18:15

The Law of Karma ensures that every action produces an appropriate reaction. Every selfish action we have performed in this life, and in previous lives, which we have not already atoned for individually, has to be atoned for, one way or another.

Karmic balances can be carried forward through many incarnations, further obscuring the mechanism, as karmic balance is an attribute of the eternal soul and not the body. But ultimately, at the end of each cycle, the

The Law of Karma on 05 Sep 14 at 08:47

Most of us have heard of The Law of Karma, but few understand its depths. This one divine law governs every aspect of the Cosmic Drama, and so it is very helpful to have a full understanding of it.

Karma simply means "action", the expression of the energy of your consciousness through the body. The Law of Karma states that you get what you give. It is not a law in the sense of being a rule that must be followed - rather it is an unavoidable reality, an inherent aspect of the functioning of

pointers to the ultimate on 04 Sep 14 at 10:02

Words of wisdom from Ajahn Sumedho:

In any religion there is the exoteric side - the tradition and forms, scriptures, ceremonies and disciplines - and the esoteric, which is the essential nature of that. So, in much of what we call religion, the emphasis is really on the external form. And of course this can be variable. There is

our divine purpose on 04 Sep 14 at 09:04

Why am I here? What is my life’s purpose? Why have I - an eternal divine being - taken this particular birth, in this particular body, into this particular family and culture, at this particular time?

Perhaps the question is better phrased as: "what is our life's purpose?"

Christopher Renzo writes:

global ego on 02 Sep 14 at 12:03

As the global ego dies, it lashes out like a dragon in its death throes.

Ida Lawrence

humanity must prevail on 02 Sep 14 at 11:56

Julian Rose writes, in Waking Times:

Need I say it, we are living in – and through – an apocalyptic time. Disintegration and destruction manifest at an accelerating pace as our World is buffeted by a jumbled combination of opposing energies: the distorted man made toxic ones as well as the universal vibratory waves that are an integral part of great cosmic changes.

The Cosmic Cycle on 02 Sep 14 at 10:43

As already noted, the cosmic illusion of time is not a straight line with a beginning and an end. Rather, time forms a loop, which re-cycles endlessly. Hence, eternity is traditionally represented as a circle, or as an infinity loop: ∞. And every event that takes place in the cosmos, within that loop, is our own dramatic creation, as divine beings.

For each of us it is as if we are spontaneously creating our own great epic movie, in which we play the starring roles; and this long epic covers every

The Cosmic Drama on 29 Aug 14 at 08:05

You are a divine being - a soul. Each of us is a soul. As souls, we are immortal, and our natural and eternal state is that of being divine - blissful, loving, peaceful, and in harmony with each other - at one with each other.

As divine beings we create our own cosmic "reality" - each of us has a divine imagination that projects mundane experiences within the divine mind of the soul. In this way we each create our own perception of the cosmos.

Eternity on 26 Aug 14 at 09:07

To the eternal soul, time is a paradox. It is, and yet it is not. We have experiences "in time", and yet we are immortal - beyond time.

To the soul that has come to think of itself as a body, time means the pain of being trapped, imprisoned by limitations and the desires and perspectives which stem from identifying with the body.

But, from a purely divine perspective, there is no time at all. Instead there

The Cosmos on 22 Aug 14 at 08:48

The cosmos is the realm of all experience - it contains every other realm, except for that of absolute divinity. The physical realm - our physical universe - and the many realms of dreams and imagination, and even the divine realms, are all cosmic illusions.

Beyond the cosmos there is only the formless and unchanging realm of divine water. Within the cosmos, at its' centre, is the divine fire of pure consciousness - the divine being. This divinity cannot experience

God on 19 Aug 14 at 13:49

The concept of God has been called by many names, and is described and understood in many different forms. Most religious traditions humanise God in some way or other, though some see God as light, and others see God as omnipresent and formless.

The big western religions conceive God as an omnipotent and omniscient personality, who rules over us, and understands everything, and is responsible for everything. If there is such a God, then he/she/it is doing a very poor

Divine Being on 15 Aug 14 at 13:24

The process of ascension begins with the realisation of our true nature. Then we work to establish that awareness in our everyday consciousness.

You are a divine being - a soul. You are not a human body. You are not the voice in your head. You are a divine being, incarnated in your human body for the lifespan of that body only. Your body is just a costume - you can take it off, put it back on, and change it at will. But you, the divine being, are eternal, and you have taken - and will take - many other bodies also.

Introduction to Divine Alchemy on 14 Aug 14 at 10:47

Divine Alchemy is the transformation of the self, and of the world around us, through spiritual understanding and practice. Through study, inner contemplation, and deep meditation, we transform ourselves from lost souls into divine masters. With an accurate understanding of the cosmos, and some effort and application, we can easily make our consciousness increasingly divine, such that, over time, we become wise and strong.

divine alchemy on 14 Aug 14 at 10:42

This is a series of articles on the "divine alchemy" of turning our leaden worldly consciousness into golden divine consciousness. I share a system of methods and concepts which have evolved from my experiences over many years of working on my own self-transformation.

_I write these articles primarily for my own spiritual benefit, and whilst hoping that others will benefit from them, I realise that divine alchemy is not for everyone - others will have different roles in this cosmic drama, and

spiritual reality near death experiences video on 09 Aug 14 at 13:17

I find the near death experiences described in this video to be exhilarating and uplifting. The various participants are eloquently describing experiences very similar to my own near death experience, both the experiences and the after effects!

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one does nothing.. on 06 Aug 14 at 10:44

~^ “One does nothing and nothing is left undone.”

This mystical injunction points to one of the key components of the path of action: non-identification with being the actor. I had always assumed that I had to identify with a role while performing, in order to do it well. But each of us performs hundreds of acts each day – walking, blinking, driving, or knitting – to which we pay little, if any, conscious attention, yet we usually perform them quite well. It is now clear to me what very complex and creative

meaning on 01 Aug 14 at 11:20

Why do we disrespect reality so much that we deny to it the meaning we seek in a dream or vision?

Stephan Beyer

either a wild beast or a god on 31 Jul 14 at 12:57

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.


never belong to a crowd on 30 Jul 14 at 10:35

Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things, when the whole is available?


the one you feed on 30 Jul 14 at 10:33

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil (fear). It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good (Love). It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then

truth on 30 Jul 14 at 10:30

Infinite love is the only truth – everything else is illusion.

David Icke

upside down on 30 Jul 14 at 10:28

Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.

Michael Ellner

akasha on 30 Jul 14 at 09:56

The aakaash is not destructible, it is the primordial absolute substratum that creates cosmic matter and hence the properties of aakaash are not found in the material properties that are in a sense relative. The aakaash is the eternally existent, superfluid reality, for which creation and destruction are inapplicable.

not serious on 20 Jul 14 at 13:34

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

Eckhart Tolle

healthy response on 28 Jun 14 at 11:46

The realisation that the flow of what you’re experiencing is contrary to those around you is actually a healthy response, as we live in a world of strangely manipulated inhabitants in varying stages of social hypnosis.

Zen Gardner(

the truth within on 05 Jun 14 at 10:52

Learn the art of taking your stand on the Truth within. When you live in this Truth, the result is the fusion of the mind and the heart and the end of all fears and sorrow. It is not a dry attainment of mere power or intellectual knowledge. A love which is illuminated by the intuitive wisdom of the spirit will bless your life with ever-renewing fulfilment and never-ending sweetness.

Meher Baba (Life at its Best)

recognise each others as souls on 05 Jun 14 at 10:51

When we recognise each other as souls, we are seeing each other as aspects of the One. Love is the emotion of merging, of becoming One. Love is a way of pushing through into the One.

We treat love and hate and the other emotions like they are all on the same level, but they’re not. Hate, fear, lust, greed, jealousy – all that comes from the ego. Only love comes from the soul. When you identify with your soul, you live in a loving universe. The soul loves everybody. It’s like the sun. It

nonsense on 28 May 14 at 13:04

+ It is human nature to look for sense - to the extent of making up nonsense.

Erich Von Daniken - The Return of The Gods

the illusion of memory on 02 May 14 at 00:32

See, memory is an illusion - it's all gone - so everything you know about, that makes an impression on you, is no longer there.

That memory has got you hooked - it holds you to the past, and it holds you to death. But on the other hand, what is life, except there is a memory, except there is an echo.

So, the course of time is really very much like the course of a ship in the

past, present, and future on 02 May 14 at 00:19

The distinction between the past, present, and future, is only a stubbornly persistent illusion

Albert Einstein

evil on 01 May 14 at 14:30

It is not the “man” that is evil - but it is the man who “chooses” evil.

Julian Wash