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Books
· Eban's World: The Colors of Change

· Souls of Light

· Reflections: Mirrors of Light

· Unity: Life's Essence


Short Stories
· To My Grand-daugther with Love

· Jouney into Your Heart

· Reconnecting with Spirit

· Beyond the Veil


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· Daydreams and Surprises

· A Lone Wanderer

· A New Year - A New Beginning

· Sunrise

· What if?

· Winter

· Topsy Turvy World

· Changing Seasons

· Is It Fog I See?

· Why Me?


Poetry
· My Prayer

· A Friend's Passing

· To Believe

· Evening Prayer

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News
· Have You Heard Your Inner Voice Lately?

· Identifying Spriitual Principles Can Change Your Life

· What If You Could Change Your World?

· Seeing Beyond the Physical Mask Brings Great Rewards

· The Essence of Life is Found Within the Unity of Creation

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Soul Time
11/16/2006 4:52:47 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Soul Time

Itís early in the morning and Iíve been reading as I do in the quiet and solitude of the early morning hours. Itís a time when I can relax and be without the worry or concern of what my day will be. Itís my quiet time, meditative time, and soul time. I discovered years ago the need for this quiet time especially before my day begins. Any time I Ďleave outĒ this special time I find myself out of kilter, you know, off center the rest of the day. I accomplish less and believe it or not I am less creative and have that feeling of being lost.

As the sun begins to rise Iím beginning to see a day with rain, fog, and dark skies. Itís another one of those pre-winter times when I get reminded of the winter ahead. Two months from now this sky would hearken snow instead of rain. That reminds me of the need to change the oil in my snow blower. Ugh, an intrusion of reality into my solitude.

I find it interesting how easily my mind can switch back and forth from what is real and what is fantasy. One moment Iím contemplating the universe black holes and all and the next Iím remembering to put gas in my snow blower. Back and forth in a non-ending cascade of thoughts and emotions even after 40 years of meditative training I can get caught up in the nuisance of everyday thoughts. Reality, what is it really?

Think for a moment of the probability of your being alive on this planet. I mean really think about all the generations before you mixing their DNA here and there sometimes winning and sometimes losing. Imagine how you almost didnít come into existence except for that one determined sperm and that lonely awaiting egg. Which egg would it be? How could it choose the one that became you?

Musings such as this cause me to become more and more appreciative of the mystery of life. What is the difference between being alive and then being dead? What changes and why? Is it an electrical short circuit somewhere that shifts the energy that is you somewhere else? Is it a transfer of potential from one form or being to another? Do we go anywhere or are we still here yet in another dimension? Questions upon questions early in the morning that create more questions upon questions creating so much fodder with so little time to eat.

The sky continues to brighten as I sit in the wonder of just being present here and now. But, am I truly here? Now there is a good question to ponder with not enough time to give it an answer. You would think that with the enormous responsibility of caring for this life Iíve been given I would find the time to answer such a basic question. However, Iím at a loss for an answer to that question. Am I truly here? Am I aware, awake, present, or alert to my being alive or am I a walking, sleeping, sensory deprived soul lost amid all the glitter of this physical world? How about you? Good questions, huh?

Think about being alive, about feeling, about seeking, and about who you are trying to be. The beauty of this quest called life is that once you exhaust all the questions you can think of you will begin to feel. That is where the miracle happens. You cease to think and begin to feel. Now you are on to something real, something that gives answers instead of questions, and delivers to you your soul. Once your soul is discovered and felt deeply you will stop questioning and begin to touch the heart of everyone whose life connects to yours.

All the possible thoughts your can conjure up will not even begin to touch the peace and the true self you will find within this soul. At first, you will meet a stranger, someone with whom you feel a kinship, and someone who will teach you and give you all the answers to all the questions you ever asked. Then, in time you will begin to realize that stranger you first met is you and your life will be transformed forever.

I encourage you to stop thinking and begin to feel. Listen to that Ďstrangerí within and become friends with it. Learn from its teachings and its discourses so that when the time comes and you are overflowing with soul knowledge you will be able to share that soul knowledge and begin to affect others in ways you never imagined. Hmm, the day has begun and I have many feelings to share with my world. In fact, Iíve already begun.




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More Blogs by Dr. Ronald D. Bissell
• Spirituality - What is it really? - Friday, July 18, 2014
• Changing Seasons - Monday, December 28, 2009
• It's All Relative - Friday, February 09, 2007
• Compass Point - Friday, February 09, 2007
• Sanctuary - Friday, February 02, 2007
• New Posting - Thursday, February 01, 2007
• My Blog has moved - Friday, January 19, 2007
• Forgive Yourself - Friday, January 19, 2007
• Black and white - Monday, January 15, 2007
• The day after - Friday, November 24, 2006
• Thankfulness - Tuesday, November 21, 2006
• Fog - Friday, November 17, 2006
•  Soul Time - Thursday, November 16, 2006  
• Standing Still - Monday, November 13, 2006
• Our Gift - Friday, November 03, 2006
• Confused - Saturday, October 21, 2006
• Innocent Love - Wednesday, July 05, 2006
• Tomorrow is Father's Day - Saturday, June 17, 2006
• Heart Sounds - Tuesday, May 30, 2006
• Winter Blues - Saturday, January 28, 2006
• Living in Today's World - Thursday, December 22, 2005
• Christmas Memories - Wednesday, December 14, 2005
• Expectation - Sunday, December 04, 2005
• A Moment in Time - Friday, November 25, 2005
• What ever happened to Thanksgiving? - Wednesday, November 23, 2005
• Life Happens - Monday, November 21, 2005
• Life Lessons - Tuesday, November 08, 2005
• Living with Pain - Monday, October 03, 2005
• Being Thankful - Sunday, September 18, 2005
• Who are We? - Sunday, September 04, 2005
• Passing Through - Monday, August 29, 2005
• Changing Seasons - Monday, August 01, 2005
• Did You Make a Choice Today? - Tuesday, July 26, 2005
• Setting Things in Motion - Sunday, July 24, 2005
• Love Comes in Small Packages - Thursday, July 21, 2005
• Wake up call - Wednesday, July 20, 2005
• Looking Beyond - Sunday, July 17, 2005
• Listening to Others - Sunday, February 27, 2005
• How do you feel today? - Sunday, February 27, 2005


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