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Joy Question 1:

  Have you or someone you know ever had a near-death-experience (NDE)? 

If so, what can you say about it?

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

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?