Brother Michael Sky

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  1. 2848 x 2136 oooops.... even MY monitor had to resize it.... edit : he DOES look like a happy guy - got a wet nose ready to rub on some bare skin....
  2. might wanna read up a little on these... we removed both when my son was due... due to research... ( except for soy candles... ) they are equally bad for pets lungs...
  3. This is Tonee - thoroughly enjoying his new hat..... and this is Tiny Girl... she knows she's stylin'....
  4. This is Tonee - thoroughly enjoying his new hat..... and this is Tiny Girl... she knows she's stylin'....
  5. reminds me of the John Bobbit joke about the bug and the windshield.......
  6. Maybe a personal little trick may help you - Some folks agree with me about this - others do not.... so take it as you will... Even with years of practice, there are times when my mind is so distracted, I have to exert a little effort to meditate. Sometimes, since the birth of my son, it can be a difficult thing ( when I focus on the future, and his place in it... )... I am a great one for shortcuts - I'm always impatient - so I am constantly taking in details other pass over.... looking for connections to use.... I noticed - when I am very, very quiet - and I begin to clear my mind - that I can hear the base vibration of my physical being... I hear it as a very subtle whine.... ( not to be confused with tinnitus - I have no damage to my ears....) ever have a ringing in your ears? Sometimes ( I said sometimes... not always... ) that is due to beings from Higher Spheres who are visiting you - for whatever reason, they have many reasons... but just as you may hear them visit - if you focus very, very closely in absolute quiet - you may be able to hear the same type thing emanating from the energy body.... ( as I said - this is about 50/50 amongst folks I speak to regularly... the Buddhist meditation instructor in my locality doesn't get what I am saying - so there's no guarantee ) This is a shortcut because we are trying to sub-consciously find our personal vibration on a conscious level - when this occurs, meditation is the result..... it is a time of harmony with the very next vibrational body... ( which just happens to be BEYOND the physical.... ) What I do is this - I clear as much of the distracting thoughts away as I can - then I focus on that whine and " let go and slowly FALL into it.... " If you can get a hold of what I am saying in personal experience - you will KNOW what I am referring to by "falling" - if will raise fears in you that you must relax and be patient through ( I have good results by praying through the scary parts - and having trust in God )... This is also where you may feel the connection with your sub-conscious - and realize that it has an action of it's own - for it will fear the disconnect GREATLY, because it fears that death is coming.... even with great practice - the kneejerk reactions of the subconscious remain animal... and fight for survival at the drop of a hat.... It is the soul's job to realize and actively experience the fact that it USES the physical - it IS NOT the physical... It CAN and WILL, come and go as it pleases - for that is the way it was designed.... Now, another thing might be said here - and most assuredly SHOULD be... if you intend to try this method.... : It is probably a good thing to attempt this with the hands - one atop another - on the solar plexus... ( I meditate laying down usually - unless I am in public.. - no more paramedics waking me up, thanks !!! - morons... I couldn't eat for two days...) Your desire shouldn't be to leave the body at first.... thats why you cover your sternum - this is the subconscious disconnect point - it will be the forehead when you have practice, and can consciously assume the delta state... just abide in the silence with an ear for "something" and pray, not repetitiously or with formulas, but simple thanksgiving to God and a desire to know him Greater.... What I have described is the trip to the train station..... you may take that train wherever you like - do not expect quick results - the mind is like a muscle - I'm a little buff - been at it for a while... The most important thing is to practice REGULARLY - pick a good , quiet time, and devote that time - every day, to practice. Before bed, upon waking up, or an hour after you fall asleep ( set an alarm clock ) are the best times, In my experience... and practice some dedication... IT"S WORTH IT.... That's not just for you I guess, Sancti.... for anyone who is interested....
  7. The mind needs training.... like a muscle... You will make slow steady progress until you have full control of the mind... But it could take a while to get the idea.... Yes, the idea is to "quiet" the rambling sub conscious mind, which is constantly going over the things we think, reviewing the days events, planning for future events, and just simple things which bubble to the surface of our mind... After a while , you realize that there is a "deep well" of consciousness that resides within us - that does not speak in a language... and the voice which you hear in your head is almost like another person.... Think of it like a radio - turn the radio on and there is a mish mash of vibration coming from it - doesn't make much sense - but you DO hear SOMETHING.... turn the tuner and things start making sense - you can tune in a station... The voice you hear in your head is the static... tune it out..... seek the state of AWARENESS with no conscious thought - this is the doorway to Higher Spheres.... from here you may do whatever it is you are determined to accomplish - whether it be accessing the subconscious in a conscious manner - or focusing outwards to leave the body and satisfy curiosity... It is the PERFECT place for prayer..... and accessing the help we are given - to find the sense in life that we sometimes cannot see... It all sounds so very esoteric - but in actuality - there is nothing more natural and satisfying as discovering the meditative state....
  8. what a good day to learn the basics of your religion.....

    1. Rev. Justice Rivermyst

      Rev. Justice Rivermyst

      And then God forces us back into huts JUST SO we can re-learn the basics. :3

    2. Rev. Justice Rivermyst

      Rev. Justice Rivermyst

      Oh snap. Something magical happened and I post five times. D:

    3. Brother Michael Sky

      Brother Michael Sky

      we do it to ourselves - he helps us back up - time, and time again...

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  9. I could stand on the second story deck and watch the fisherman in their boats on Swan Lake.... I was made to understand that 10 acres of southern facing mountain, bordering the Park, with a two story log home sold for less than 50,000 after I left - I almost cried... I wanted that place so bad it disturbed my sleep....
  10. You are stomping all over my point and not noticing it...... I have described - fairly thoroughly - the complicated understanding of the Torah which is possessed by the Jews.... Why on Earth would a person, who is not Christian, go to Grimm's Fairy Tales, when there is the opportunity to acquire a VALID understanding of the Book one is stealing....... because the Christian understanding of the Old Testament is little better than Grimm's Fairy Tales.... The emphasis gets put in all the wrong places, The message is changed by the misunderstanding of terms, and there is a basic misunderstanding of what it all MEANS..... So why should a person, who is not Christian, reach for a CHRISTIAN understanding of a Jewish Historical and Religious Text? We confuse personal opinion and preferred understanding with freedom on this forum quite frequently.... Freedom is education - because it strips from us the ridiculous knee jerk reactions which we don't even realize plague us... ignorance is ignorance - no matter how pretty you paint it's face...
  11. I spent quite a bit of time in Belfast and Brooks... I simply LOVE Maine, and if it were not for my son's mother's family here - I would be there now... I simply LOVE watching the lil porcupines waddling around the yard at night !!! They are some of the Cutest animals when you see them in person... However I was scared witless by the size of a full grown moose..... Thought I'd stumbled into a dinosaur in the woods! ( for a second, it was so huge - and I'm no small guy )
  12. I thoroughly appreciate your post for it's accuracy, but I wonder at your last two sentences - and the point of such a practice.... and the last sentence confuses me ( I know - not terribly hard to do...)Why on earth should they go to Christian clergy - who have either no, or very little understanding, of what the words are meant to convey?? Paul wrote a bit about relating to non-Jews as well....
  13. great info for others, Thanks Rev Lockwood and Rev Al !!! Got lots of family in joisey....
  14. hmmmn, or is it this place making your mind tired...? :)

  15. I'm reading "The Young Mary 1817-1861" Because she was my direct ancestor... and she was a fascinating personality... My grandfather was a Bicker**, and My grandmother was a Bell. It was interesting to be at the Mary Ball Washington museum, and find out that I was related... oh, come on..... edited her name? really? it's bicker---- (dee - why - kay - eee)
  16. don't forget to make at least one post for full function of the messenger...

  17. Alright, who stole my last two teeth....?

    1. Rev. Justice Rivermyst
    2. Atwater Vitki

      Atwater Vitki

      Dudeness...ya left 'em on the sink whenya was here last night!

    3. Rev. Justice Rivermyst

      Rev. Justice Rivermyst

      ...Wait, if it wasn't his teeth I yanked out.. Then whose were they!? ( Dun, dun DUUUUUN! )

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  18. it may relate to making you a "friend"... just a notice...

  19. actually no, I stole it from a friend, who stole it from a friend...

  20. You make me smile Santana ! I am Happy to see you Happy !!

  21. LOL..perspective Stormy... I've spoken with the man... He used to perform at a bar in Richmond owned by a good friend's father, years ago.......
  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOP8j8vJAkE&feature=related
  23. Here's one I've felt a special affection for, for a long time... I'm Northern Born, but Southern by the Grace of God... It's been heard in 46 states, at this point... Doesn't seem as loud since I cut my hair.... (Shoulda seen the folks on the platform, as we were riding the Thomas The Tank Engine train, and my son begged me for a good Yell.... I could almost see the hair raise up on their arms - I have an odd sense of humor... )
  24. I have an impressive Rebel Yell.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XluWvWa8pIc&feature=fvwrel I feel Ya Storm...