Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Doctor - A Poem by Kathy Oddenino

A Doctor

Nakedness and ignorance was the base
from which he met this world face to face.
He grew gradually of both body and mind
from infancy to maturity, an unknown time.

His technical skills he obtained from a book,
he learned to judge by a touch and a look,
he wrote his boards and received his paper,
but being a true Doctor comes much later.

How can one measure the depth of growth
that one must acquire as proof of worth?
Compassion and kindness can never be taught
but must be learned by living the part.

What good has he done if he treats only pain
and lets man wander alone and in vain?
Better to remember man as a whole
than to pick and choose an organ or mole.

Man learns best by doing and seeing,
he can only begin his art by being.
Those given the grace to relieve man's suffering
will be eternally blessed by their offering.

Schools and license can a Doctor make,
but without compassion he will be a fake.
He should thank God if it is his fate
to acknowledge this fact before it's too late.

ca. 1965

"Emergence" or Emergency?

The value of studying Spiritual Philosophy is that our thinking mind never truly thinks the same way twice, because it is an evolving and expanding energy that is emerging through the physical process of growth and change as it searches for the love that it senses. Our thinking mind is an emerging consciousness that cannot be complete by itself, because it remembers itself as one part of a Trinity of Consciousness. Spiritual Philosophy helps the thinking mind to emerge from the depths of fear into an open-minded understanding of itself and its chemical design of energy as the most important source of life upon Earth. Emergence from the chemicals of the Universe into the pattern of human life with a thinking mind, loving emotions, and infinite spirit senses as a Spirit Consciousness is our pattern of evolution.

Emergence is the pattern of our thinking mind, loving emotions, spirit senses and our physical body as the whole of us as chemical energy that is evolving to Know Thyself. Our physical body emerges from the chemical energy of the sperm and ovum. As our thinking mind emerges from its cocoon of fear, it is emerging into the truth of itself as the love of our chemical design. Spiritual Philosophy defines what it means for the "biology" of us to discover the origins of ourselves as energy and matter. Our physical body is the matter of us, but our thinking mind, loving emotions, and spirit senses are the Spirit Consciousness of us as the purity of Spirit energy.

As we emerge from our external thinking mind into an internal thinking realization of the changing sub-structures of thought, we begin to see how our thinking mind is emerging from a fear of life to a love of life. As our thinking changes, our perception of self and our life changes. For example, as our thinking mind emerges from its fear, it begins to recognize its own potential to expand its patterns of thinking and understanding itself, not only from the "now" of our physical reality, but the truth of our chemical origins of life begins to shine through our cloud of fear and we begin to see the entire pattern as the origin of us, as the pattern of creation, and as a pattern of constant emergence as we move from our beginning level of thinking to higher and higher levels of our Dual Soul thinking as we begin to live our patterns of enjoyment and love. Growth and change are our evolving patterns of emergence from our fear to love. We have lived this pattern of emergence as the development of new life and its emergence into the physical world of Earth from the pattern of chemicals that are found in the sperm and ovum themselves.

We cannot wear a cloak of gentleness to hide a fearful and competitive personality and live as a Spirit Consciousness at the same time. Competition, jealousy, and fear are all energies of inequality and untruth. These are hardened transitional approaches to life that are motivated by an intense and personal fear of growth and change that will not allow us to emerge into our loving emotional self and live our lives peacefully in the beauty of our Spirit Consciousness as a thinking mind, loving emotions, and infinite spirit senses, until we accept growth and change as our evolutionary patterns of life. We each have a choice to make. No one can change us but us. Emerging from our fear into our love can only happen when we are willing to change the thinking mind from fear to love. It is our choice to be unhappy or to be happy as human beings who at last have the option of Knowing Thyself, which provides us with the inspiration of change and growth. We are the only life form on Earth that has the capability of using our thinking mind to Know Thyself. Once we Know Thyself, we can heal ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and as sensory beings.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Living Courage

Courage is a fabulous word that probably explains the human being better than any other word in the language that we speak, because we must use our courage to evolve in our evolutionary growth and change as a thinking mind, loving emotions, spirit senses, and as a physical being that uses the whole of self in our living. It takes courage to live, to grow, and to change on a day-by-day basis, because courage is our constant pattern of evolution as a Spirit Consciousness that is growing into Knowing Thyself. We face many challenges to our "courage of living." Today we are facing the challenge of war, disease, and death at early ages. Our wars, epidemics of disease, and our early deaths are challenging our courage to comprehend that we are consciously growing and changing the way that we think, live, and behave. Our belief in living only one physical lifetime is an enormous hindrance to our growth and change as an evolving Dual Soul.

When we are supposed to change the way that we think but we resist change, we attempt to get our attention in some form that will force us to change physically to show us the pattern of evolution, which always adds the dramas of diseases to our lives and to our deaths. We resist change through the use of our mind control, which we believe is showing our superiority as thinking beings. When we think externally instead of internally, we are not being honest with any aspect of our physical life. Superiority is not an ethical value but it is an ego value, and as we combine our control issues with a superior attitude about life, we become obnoxious to people who are genuinely attempting to change and grow through the normal patterns of our Dual Soul growth and change.

When we feel better about living, we will live longer, stay healthier, and remain young for the majority of our lives. Today we can see people that are diseased, aged, and afraid to think from the very early years of their lives. These people are not living with courage because they are focusing their thinking mind on their "fear of death." When we have the courage to accept that we are energy and that energy never dies, we will be able to see the truth of eternal life.

Why are we making ourselves sick? Why are we vulnerable to disease? Why are we killing each other? Why are we dying from disease and disasters? What is it that we do not recognize within ourselves? Why do we resist change and growth? Change and growth are the primary reasons that we live courage as a human species, so why do we live in the fear of life and the fear of death? Once we realize that we all have courage as an inborn energy pattern within our thinking mind, we begin to understand that growth and change are an integrated pattern that we are always living in our physical lives, whether or not we understand this inborn pattern of energy. Absolutely no one is conceived and unable to grow to some point, because without change and growth, we die. When we add the dramas of disease and war, we have to look very carefully at how we are creating our own opportunities to experience life as we live our fears of disease, war, and death. Once we understand the Spiritual patterns of our Dual Soul and Spirit Consciousness, we will have the courage to look at the reality of our own physical creations, and perhaps we will decide to be kinder to ourselves and to others as we live our internal patterns of growth and change with courage.

Changing our ancient beliefs is an act of true courage for each human being. It takes courage for us to look at ourselves truthfully and to negotiate change in a loving and peaceful way.