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Consciousness Rising

By Author, David Robert Ord

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Mark's Resurrection Story Finally Makes Sense

Apr 05, 2013

Did you ever notice that in Mark’s resurrection story, a young man in a white robeappears to the women who visit the garden tomb on Sunday morning?

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How to Move Beyond Thinking of Yourself as a "Wounded Child"

Jan 19, 2013

Millions have learned from self-help books, seminars, or counselors that the problems they experience in adult life stem from childhood.

That we were wounded in childhood is indisputable, and there’s no question that childhood trauma can leave scars that affect our adult behavior. Life inflicts pain, and for some the suffering is horrendous.

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Are You in Touch with Your Inner Grower?

Jul 18, 2012

All of us have an "inner grower." It's a dimension of inner being which leads us into situations that contain within them the potential for growth.

Not only does our inner grower cause us to be drawn to situations that will either encourage us or push us to grow, but through our "inner knower" it seeks to get us to respond in the direction of our positive development. We'll talk more about the inner knower in upcoming blogs.

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How to Hear Your True Voice

May 20, 2012

How can you identify your authentic voice among all the various voices in your head? How can you know for sure what your deepest being is asking of you?

There's a statement in the story of Elijah in the Hebrew scriptures that speaks directly to this. Elijah journeyed to Mount Horeb, where he encountered God. There was an earthquake, a firestorm, a tornado. God was in none of these. But after them, we're told, there came a "still small voice."

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How Do You Pray for Other People?

Feb 08, 2012

How do you pray for other people? Or do you?

A churchgoer in her seventies discovered she had leukemia. Her doctor informed her that if she had been under the age of sixty-five, she would have been a candidate for a bone marrow transplant, but due to her age she wasn’t eligible.

This lady decided to undergo chemotherapy, coupled with homeopathic and herbal treatments. Her faith community, together with her family and friends, rallied around her in prayer. Five years later, her friends were calling her a walking miracle.

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The Dawning of Divine Consciousness

Feb 03, 2012

The divine consciousness manifested by Jesus was at a level we are barely beginning to catch up with even in conscious circles today, let alone as a world.

He was so in touch with his divine consciousness that he was able to say, “I and the Father are one.”

Pressing the point of humanity’s inherent oneness with divinity even more strongly, he insisted, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” He was claiming that, on the long journey of human development, the divine consciousness had at last become fully incarnate.

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The Meaning of "Redemption," a Terribly Misunderstood Term

Jan 28, 2012

In our origin, we were part of the oneness of the Source of all, divine consciousness itself.

The process of consciousness incarnating requires a descent into material form that begins with the Big Bang and creeps its way in an evolutionary manner up to the full revelation of God embodied, which is the Christ.

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What Does the "Inspiration" of Scripture Mean? It's Different from what Most Think

Jan 21, 2012

Many of the religious leaders of Jesus’ time made the mistake of honoring scripture while failing to recognize that God is still actively engaged in the process of self-revelation.

“You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life," said Jesus, “but you refuse to come to me that you may have life."

Helpful as sacred scriptures may be, we can fossilize faith by refusing to believe that God is still speaking to us today through our own inner being.

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Understanding Your Relationship to God

Jan 14, 2012

It dawned on me one day that no one will ever know what it is to be inside me looking out on the world in the way I do.

No one will never know what it is to feel what I feel.

No one will ever have my experiences. No one will ever know me in the way I know my own inner being.

Who each of us is in our essential personhood is something only we can know and experience.

No matter how long another person might be acquainted with us, they can never know what it is to experience life as we experience it.

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Is God Really Three PERSONS in One? How a Great Insight Got Distorted

Jan 11, 2012

Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

Those who over a period of centuries refined the doctrine of the trinity insisted that the triune God isn’t three personalities.

For there to be three centers of consciousness in the godhead would be tritheism, which is the worship of three gods.

So why does the doctrine of the trinity refer to God as “three persons in one”? Doesn't that sound like three personalities?

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What It Really Means to "Come to Jesus." Not What the World Thinks It Means

Jan 09, 2012

Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

Life isn’t ultimately difficult, isn’t something that requires constant efforting.

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Why Were Only Shepherds Present in Luke's Nativity Story?

Dec 29, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

A lot of us spend a great deal of time and effort trying to repair what we perceive as damage from our past.

We are forever trying to "fix" ourselves.

Luke's nativity story suggests a different approach. It suggests that whatever may have happened to us in the past is really of no significance.

What matters is to discover who we truly are in our essence.

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