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Consciousness Rising

By Author, David Robert Ord

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Heaven Is Higher Consciousness

Jul 07, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

If you happen to be familiar with the Western Scriptures, which people often refer to as the Bible (a library of books, not a single book, composed by different authors over a span of about a thousand years), these Scriptures contain a treatise called Hebrews.

In this treatise we read that people like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob all sought a homeland and yet never found it.

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If You Experience an Emptiness Inside Yourself, Here's What It's Really About

May 10, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

The question that came to Eckhart Tolle on that night when his life changed irrevocably was, “Are there two of me?

He was responding to the thought that was reverberating in his head, “I cannot live with myself any longer.”

There are, of course, two of us, “I” and “myself”—until like Eckharat we wake up to the fact that one of the two isn’t real but just a construct in our head.

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Embrace the Effort that Flows From "Not Doing"

May 05, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

In the story of The Little Prince, the end of chapter 24 connects the crisis the pilot is in as a result of his crash in the Sahara with the Little Prince’s rose back on his planet. What’s the connection?

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What's Really Happening When You Feel a Sense of Loss

Apr 22, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Earlier today I was asked the question, “What is loss to you? How do you see it?”

I responded that I really have no concept of loss.

Perhaps you wonder how I can say this. Don’t we all experience a sense of loss when someone or something important to us vanishes from our everyday experience?

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When You're Truly Yourself, You No Longer Insist You've Got to Be You

Apr 21, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

A number plate reads something like “got2beme” or “haf2beme.” I know nothing about the owner, just a car I was behind the other day.

But it set me to questioning: Who is the "me" that we've “got to be?”

I suggest that the "me" many of us believe we have to be is a concept of ourselves we carry around in our head.

It isn't who we actually are in our essence.

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Insight from the Movie Sylvia, Starring Gwyneth Paltrow: Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart

Mar 16, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

The 2003 movie Sylvia, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, and Lucy Davenport, relates the true story of the marriage between the English poet Ted Hughes and the American poet Sylvia Plath.

It’s a rather vampire-like relationship—an example of what can happen between two people when they don’t take the time to really get to know each other and end up either dependently or reactively sucking the life out of each other instead of simply being themselves alongside each other.

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When Things Seem to Be Going Wrong, They Are Right on Course: How Life Prepares Us to Discover Our True Self

Feb 22, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Our essential self comes into the world intact. In terms of our inner being, we are from the onset who we are—unique, unrepeatable, ever and always to be one of a kind.

What we are not when we start out is secure in this reality.

We instinctually know who we are when we enter the world, but as a baby we don’t know that we know who we are. This understanding is something that has to develop as the brain develops and as life draws it out of us.

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The Answer to the Pain of Loneliness

Feb 16, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Do you realize that to be you, a unique individual who no one else will ever be able to experience in the way you experience yourself, means you are going to be one of a kind and therefore alone in your uniqueness forever?

What may not be obvious is that this isn’t a problem to be solved, but a magnificent thing.

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Why So Many of Us Don't Often Live in the "Real World"

Feb 11, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

It’s clear that the Little Prince has quite a disdain for grownups. This disdain is a symbol of how we grow up to be people who betray our essential being, which was squeezed by the boa constrictor of family and society when we were very young.

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What It Takes to Become a Person Who's Real: Shifting from a Self-Image into Our True Being

Jan 22, 2011

Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

The businessman the Little Prince has met tells us again and again that he’s a serious person.

To him, this is his identity.

He admits that all the counting he has been doing nonstop for years is difficult work. “But,” he says, “I am a serious person.”

Life has a way of shaping itself to accommodate how we see ourselves and feel about ourselves.

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When Should You Leave a Situation?

Jan 03, 2011

Daily Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

A question was asked of me a few days ago, which I feel is worth exploring in the light of the journey of the Little Prince:

Is there room for the idea that centered calmness is on the other side of a relationship, and by walking away you free yourself to get there?

If another person is out of control—whether an employer, a family member, or a spouse—they can certainly make your external life hell.

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Better than New Year's Resolutions

Jan 01, 2011

Daily Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Many of us long for things to change in our life. It’s this longing that the new year brings into focus as we make our resolutions.

The reality is that while we might long for change, we don’t actually want to change.

Let me be clear what I mean when I speak of changing ourselves. I’m speaking of allowing our core, our essence, our fundamental beingness to increasingly take charge of the life we are leading.

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