Joy Question 2

The age of robots is here. Many people already have a robotic vacuum cleaner in the home. What do you think the next step is – and are you willing to employ its function, provided it’s of time-saving use? Check out Boston Dynamics’ Atlas, Spot and Handle. Could you use these guys?

Apple Streaming

Kat Question 1:

  Apple now does have a streaming service with original content, but have they missed the boat? Is it again a “me too” when other providers have made such services available for over a decade? What else could Apple be overlooking without Steve’s vision?

WE ARE US

Steve Jobs gives us this nugget in seven letters…we are all together. In Chopra’s book The Way of the Wizard, Merlin tells Arthur – “Every living thing is the entire universe, only wearing a different disguise.” If only we can truly comprehend this deep within us imagine how it might change the way we look at others and at everything in nature. And to take this a step further, “A day will come when you will realize that the entire universe can be found inside you.” Indeed…inside of each one of us.

… Joy Lawrance

THROUGH ENERGY WE ARE CONNECTED

Deepak Chopra wrote The Way of the Wizard in 1995, and in it he uses the character of Merlin to teach spiritual lessons to a young Arthur. Of course, the subject of energy plays a great part, and Merlin stresses that it can never be destroyed, and that to the wizard, death is merely a belief. As energy beings, we will always be here. In a favorite passage Merlin and Arthur are star gazing on a summer night. Merlin asks how far away must that star be? Arthur thinks it is farther than he can imagine. But no, says Merlin. It is no distance at all. He explains that the star is nothing but light, and for us to see it, the light enters our eyes. Therefore, there is no separation between us and the light – we are both part of the same seamless field of light. We are connected to the energy of the universe. A beautiful thought!

… Joy Lawrance

Science and the After-Life

Science and the after-life can be seen walking hand-in-hand. Consider the thought-provoking words of Albert Einstein: “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

Science has realized that absolutely nothing in nature can disappear without a trace, no matter how small. We are formed, primarily, from atoms of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen; hydrogen from the original Big Bang, the remaining elements as a result of nuclear fusion within stars. Yes, in the grand scale of the universe, we are pretty small. However, do we leave behind elements for the universe to recycle? Certainly. After physical death, our elements will all eventually leach into the ground to support new life.

How about the energy of the consciousness? Many would agree that it does exist. Telepathy – silently communicating with others; that phone call as you were just thinking about a certain person. A sixth sense in the power of perception and intuitiveness; just ‘knowing’ that an event is about to occur. None of these are a known part of the physical being, but obviously an energy form that we access and utilize. An unseen yet intrinsic part of us, so what happens to that energy when we leave our physical body? It would have to leave also, in the same way as our chemical energy elements find their way out to serve new purpose.

Us. Who we are. Our innate Self. Can it think without a physical body, can it feel, create a new environment for itself to carry on existing in a place of its choice? Will it still recognize itself as the physical individual it accompanied? As it is a form of energy, we can assume that it merely changed form and continues to dwell in another manner with new – or renewed – understanding of life itself.

… Katherine Talley

FORUM

Joy Question 1:

  Have you or someone you know ever had a near-death-experience (NDE)? If so, what can you say about it?

Joy Question 2:

The age of robots is here. Many people already have a robotic vacuum cleaner in the home. What do you think the next step is – and are you willing to employ its function, provided it’s of time-saving use? Check out Boston Dynamics’ Atlas, Spot and Handle. Could you use these guys?

Kat Question 1:

Is Apple now more a “me too,” rather than the cutting-edge leader the Company was under the direction of Steve Jobs? Is he right to call Apple out for a lack of innovation now that he has left the building?

Joy Question 3:

Carl Sagan believed that we are made of star-stuff and that the cosmos is within all of us. Do you agree? Do you feel a connection to the universe?

Kat Question 2:

With the vast resources of Apple R&D expertise at his fingertips, what would have been Steve’s next insanely great project? With Moore’s Law (Gordon Moore – Intel) having reached its zenith with 60B transistors on a single chip, what lies within the industry to utilize what we have available? Would Steve have still used his innate creativity to analyze, harness the possibilities and bring us yet another device we had no idea we needed – until we saw it?  

Kat Question 3:

Can one ‘die before one’s time?’Are our lives predetermined to take on a certain purpose before we are born? Once that purpose has been completed (and we may not know what it was) do we pass over? What do you think?

Joy Question 4:

Have you ever truly hated someone or something? If so, think on that emotion, and reflect on the reaction in your body. Where do you feel it? What does it cause you to do? The mind/body connection is real. Our thoughts can and do create physical reactions. What can you do to reverse those negative feelings?

Kat Question 4:

Reincarnation? How many cycles of life might we have? Is it case of getting it right in order to move onto another level of consciousness?

Kat Question 5:

Is writing a true form of self-expression, allowing others to see inside the soul? Music is undoubtedly the same, if this be the case. What lifts your personal energy?

Joy Question 5:

I know some people who have witnessed or felt a breeze of filmy substance depart a dear one’s body at the moment of death. Have you ever experienced this? What is your thought?

Kat Question 6:

Is it possible that, upon a reincarnation, we do subliminally retain images of places from past lives and also habits, likes, dislikes, and fears? Where did the love of a certain environment, food, interest come from? This life or a kaleidoscope of several before? If you have felt the unexplainable and wondered if you have passed this way previously –

Kat question 7:

 Do you think that Steve Jobs really might have changed after passing over? Do the circumstances of this lifetime define us and put us on a certain path, possibly away from the inner self?

Joy Question 6:

From Deepak Chopra to Oprah to The Law of Attraction we have many avenues of instruction on how to manifest your desires. The key is total belief in what you desire – and to be sure it is for GOOD. Choose to meditate, pray, dream or just journal – the roads all lead to the same place. Once again – we are energy beings, and that energy within each of us is capable of creating that which we visualize. This has been proven to me, personally, a number of times. It’s still often hard to genuinely believe or understand it, but train yourself to focus, then watch the universe go to work with you.

Practice this by creating a statement that states a goal you strongly desire. Write it down, repeat it daily, believe it is happening. What are the results?

Steve Jobs. Nine Years On

Steve Jobs passed over nine years ago on October 5th. From a prickly artichoke, a soft heart appeared as the leaves were peeled away. Was this how Steve always was in life, underneath his brusque and demanding personality in life; or do people change when passing from one life to another?