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Reality and Actuality

Reality and Actuality

By William Bezanson

Everything that is real is not necessarily actual.

What is real to me may not be real to you. And what is actual may be different still.

Reality is what we perceive. Actuality is what truly is. I learned this distinction years ago in my Rosicrucian study, and the lesson has reinforced itself many times while looking around and observing the world. The phenomena that…

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Added by William Bezanson on May 3, 2016 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Spiritual Responsibility

Spiritual Responsibility

 

by William Bezanson

 

 

 

Our biggest responsibility of all is a spiritual one.  We have many responsibilities:  personal, family, civic, social, employment, spiritual, and others.  The most important one is spiritual.

 

     We are not physical bodies with souls dwelling in them. We are soul beings dwelling temporarily with physical…

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Added by William Bezanson on March 27, 2016 at 12:52pm — 3 Comments

The World is Your Alchemical Laboratory

The World is Your Alchemical Laboratory

By William Bezanson

 

Have your ever thought of what a wonderful place exists for you to do experiments, to test your ideas, to verify hypotheses, and to do all sorts of other inner work? 

This wonderful place is the World, and what it can be is your Alchemical Laboratory for doing a whole array of spiritual experiments and other forms of inner work.…

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Added by William Bezanson on February 2, 2016 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Find Each Campsite Dirtier Than You Will Leave It

Find Each Campsite Dirtier Than You Will Leave It

By William Bezanson

 

This is a lesson that was taught to me when I was in Cubs and Scouts. I have also tried to teach it to my own cubs when I was a Cub and Scout leader, and to my own children.

Of course, this maxim is usually stated in a more positive sense, as in “Leave each campsite cleaner than you found it.”  But I like the reverse statement, as in the…

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Added by William Bezanson on January 1, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Mystical Does Not Mean Mysterious

Mystical Does Not Mean Mysterious By William Bezanson





Very often one sees the usage “mystical” in a sense suggesting that the author means “mysterious”, as in strange, weird, or spooky.



In this article, I want to argue against that usage, and to explain my own interpretation of the proper usage.



Mystical is the adjective corresponding to the noun Mysticism. I first learned the proper meaning of Mysticism from my Rosicrucian… Continue

Added by William Bezanson on December 1, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

Spirit, Son, and Father: Raising our Consciousness

Spirit, Son, and Father: Raising our Consciousness

By William Bezanson

Some years ago I heard a sermon in church by a visiting theology student in which he prefaced his talk with the words, “I preach to you today in the name of God...” (Ah! The comforting words of a standard sermon preface!) “... Spirit, Son, and Father.” (Wow! Backwards! Amazing!)

What a profound impact that reversal made on me! Of course, the traditional, expected way of naming the (Christian)…

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Added by William Bezanson on October 13, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Intuition: Your Most Reliable Guide

Intuition:  Your Most Reliable Guide

By William Bezanson

 

How do you make decisions?  What guidance do you seek?  What tools do you use?

When you work on making a decision, you are actually looking into the future.  You are typically trying to determine what the future will hold with respect to some parameters, and…

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Added by William Bezanson on August 31, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments

Don't Read This!

Don’t Read This!

By William Bezanson 

 

What?  Are you still reading this?  What did the title say?

Ah!  I can guess that you are a rebel.  You’re probably a wet paint toucher, too.  If a sign says “Wet Paint”, you likely touch the painted object to check if the sign is correct.

I’m that way also.  I’m a literalist.  I saw a sign on a bridge once, stating “Do Not Pass”!  So I stopped driving.  I obeyed the sign.  (It…

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Added by William Bezanson on July 16, 2015 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Yes, you did ask to be born!

Yes, you did ask to be born!

By William Bezanson

 

Many parents have to face the profound exclamation from a frantic four-year old, along the lines of “I didn’t ask to be born!  Why was I born, anyway?”

Well, little Johnny or Susie, you did ask to be born.  You may not remember it, but you really did choose to born here, with me as your mother, and at that time, about four years…

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Added by William Bezanson on June 25, 2015 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

The Elevator Door Button

The Elevator Door Button

By William Bezanson

 

Don’t you just hate those two buttons on an elevator control panel, for opening and closing the door?  They are typically marked with some obscure graphical symbols somehow suggesting an opening door and a closing door.  You have to think for a moment to determine which means Open and which means Close.  And they are typically down at about knee-level, so…

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Added by William Bezanson on June 1, 2015 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Why Save The World? Because You'll Be Back!

Why Save The World?  Because You’ll Be Back!

 

By William Bezanson

 

 

Is the world really going down the tubes?  To my mind, and, I hope, to the minds of virtually all thinking persons, yes, the world is indeed deteriorating, collapsing, and self-destructing.  Read any newspaper, watch any newscast, observe any weather pattern, and you will very likely detect numerous items of data…

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Added by William Bezanson on April 26, 2015 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

A New Prayer Model

A New Prayer Model

By William Bezanson

 

 

To my mind, prayer is done wrongly by the vast majority of people. Prayer is a mystical process, not an intellectual one. My prayer model, evolved from the Rosicrucian teachings, is one in which I visualize what I want (for example, to have a sick person healed) and then to release that image to God, with total confidence that healing has already happened. Then, I try to listen for any…

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Added by William Bezanson on April 9, 2015 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

Why twelve?

Why Twelve?

By William Bezanson

Have you ever noticed how dominant the number 12 is?  There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 inches per foot, 12 people on a jury, 12 grades in most school systems, 12 items in a dozen, and so on.

And there are many other instances of the number 12 that are common in western civilization.  Further, there are many remarkable…

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Added by William Bezanson on March 3, 2015 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

What is your longest relationship?

What is your longest relationship? 

By William Bezanson

 

This question was asked in a group that I belonged to some years ago, “What is the longest relationship that you have been in?”  I gave a brief answer then, and this article elaborates on that answer and tries to generalize it.

The longest relationship that I've been in is the one right now, in which I'm related to this physical body. I've…

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Added by William Bezanson on February 3, 2015 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

What Colour is Grass?

What Colour is Grass?

 

By William Bezanson

 

 

What colour is grass?

 

Most people would say, “Green, of course!”  And they would be right, of course.  … Or maybe wrong.

 

Are they really right?  As with most things there are different points of view, providing different meanings and interpretations.  Let us examine another point of view for the colour green, for…

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Added by William Bezanson on January 26, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments

I Work for God ... Then my Employer

I Work for God ... Then my Employer

By William Bezanson

 

 

“Who do you work for?” is a common question that one receives on first meeting someone new.

Nearly everyone will reply by naming some company, or agency, or organization which employs them.  That is the expected response.

But years ago, at one of my early jobs, a fellow…

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Added by William Bezanson on December 26, 2014 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

The Church should make itself redundant

The Church Should Make Itself Redundant

 

By William Bezanson

 

When I first heard the term Human Resources (HR) in a company back in the late 1970s, I was shocked. I had been accustomed to the term Personnel to designate the department that addressed such issues as hiring, benefits, and…

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Added by William Bezanson on December 4, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

Why I'm Loyal to Bell

Why I’m Loyal to Bell

By William Bezanson

 

This seems like a strange thing to write about for a publication that promotes consciousness raising.   But please read on.  I believe that this topic, and indeed, all of the topics of one’s life, have a direct, relevant part in raising of one’s consciousness.

I want to write about why I am loyal to Bell Canada…

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Added by William Bezanson on November 3, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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Added by William Bezanson on November 3, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The World equals Earth plus Spirit

The World equals Earth plus Spirit

By William Bezanson

 

Many people refer to the Earth and the World as the same thing.  In this article I want to propose that they are not the same, and that their difference is very important for everyone to realize, especially for us in the “spiritually focused, conscious living” community.

 

Years ago I read in Teilhard de Chardin’s book The…

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Added by William Bezanson on August 4, 2014 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

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