Tuesday, May 30, 2006

People will forget

People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.


Friday, May 26, 2006


The effects of prayer have been debated throughout time. Studies have been conducted without conclusive evidence one way or another.

But for those of us who know without a doubt from prior experience that prayer sometimes has definite positive results, we only need to learn how to help others achieve a more fervent prayer life that can provide the same results for them.

What if, after our life on earth has ended, and we pass on to the next life, we discover that every human being always had within them the power to send energy to others - through prayer, meditation, or whatever you would like to call it.

Wouldn't that be amazing? Wouldn't that also be sad?

Since all religions have their own claims of the power of prayer and miracles, I submit to you that it is quite possible, even probable, that we do, indeed, have that power.

I have witnessed miracles, and I have felt the presence of energy that is not something one can describe with mere words, but suffice it to say that I know without a doubt that the Creator is alive and well, and wants to enable us with His comfort and power.

Just as you would not sit down to play a piano without first studying the technique and practicing, you cannot expect to know all there is to know about prayer just because you have uttered one in the past.

Be careful not to condemn what you do not understand.

Dream of miracles!
Dream Doe :)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Is Scientology a cult?

As a true seeker and one who believes that all external influences contribute our own ideas and actions (as Mark Twain said), I search to read articles and literature that has been written by authors who study their topic thoroughly, and do not write based on emotionally charged prejudices.

That's one of the reasons I have such respect for Mark Twain, who studied Joan of Arc twelve years before writing his book.

I have searched extensively on the web for information about Scientology, and what, exactly, they believe. I have finally found an article that explains their fictional beliefs, and exposes their folly, while not entirely ridiculing them, as their system seems to help some people to live better lives.

Be forewarned though, the author isn't much more lenient in his views of Catholicism.

None-the-less, this is an excellent brief article that can give you a good understanding of the mysterious Scientologists.

Read more here.

Dream of truth!
Dream Doe :)

So What Are You Reading?

Mark Twain wrote about Joan of Arc!

Thanks to Orion, a book review blogger, for reviewing this book.

Here's an exerpt...

One might expect the irreverent Mark Twain, who wrote many scandalous
pieces to be somewhat satirical in presenting this biography, but that is not
the case. While his writing in this book is critical of church and state, his
approach to the personal character of Joan puts her above reproach. He could
find nothing in her life that was suspect, and he studied the records for 12
years. While he seems unsure about the nature of her voices, he shows Joan as
firmly believing that they were real and of divine origin.

It seems that Mark Twain had a daughter Joan's age when he wrote this, and that he considered it to be his finest work.

I encouraged both of my daughters to learn about Joan as teenagers. This past year, my youngest who is a freshman in high school, chose Joan of Arc as the one historical person she would like to interview.

So What Are You Reading?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Meaning of happiness

Are you happy? If not, do you know the reason why happiness eludes you?

Theory: If we think about the question, the answer will come.

Test it. Ask yourself if you are happy. But first, How do you define happiness?

Happiness will mean different things to different people, but the basic meaning transcends all definitions - it is simply a feeling of contentment - that you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things.

If your life is one of discontent, then you must ask yourself why?

Specifically, where should you be? What should you be doing?

What would it take to make you happy?

What steps can you take today to make happiness one step closer?

The following excerpt may help us understand why we go through discontentment and sorrow, and therefore help us to move through these times more smoothly, knowing that without them, we would never truly know what contentment can be...

Dare to be happy!
Dream Doe :)

"And remember my pain, and therein you shall see what prevented me from following my longings, and fulfilling my dreams.

Remember my bitterest words and my sweetest words, and therein you shall see where my understanding stumbled, and where my understanding found truth.

Most of all, remember the love I had for myself, for therein lies my true love for others.

Whether we realize it or not, Life is good to us, as long as we remain good to ourselves.

We must needs walk in darkness, to know our greater longing is to walk in the light of the sun.

We must needs have a dark self, to know our enlightened self.

We must needs have a less desirable self, to know and grow toward our greater and more desirable self, when made visible.

Truth must remain hidden from us by untruth, to know truth, when it unveils itself through understanding.

Beauty must remain a mystery unto us, so that we may know her secrets, when she unveils her holy garment.

And we have lost our love, only to know love, when we find it again."


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Individual responsibility - external influences

In this day and age, it is only an individual's responsibility to learn about spiritual matters. The information is readily and freely available to all who seek it. The days of evangelists and touring revival tent preachers are gone. Even though some may think it is their purpose in life to continue along these fruitless ventures, there is no need.

The old testament verse "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" has never had more meaning than it does today.

Whatever you believe, it is YOUR responsibility.

YOU will be held accountable, no one else.

The point I am trying to make is this ...

As Mark Twain points out, man is not capable of changing his opinion by himself.

External influences are the impetus for new paradigms of the spirit, political views, material values, moral values, and everything else.

This has not changed. What HAS changed is our own individual ability to seek out new external influences that our ancestors did not have access to.

We can read countless opinions and views online.
We can hear differing views on TV and radio.

We can attend meetings, spiritual and otherwise, which can attack our old views and cause us to change, hopefully for the betterment of society as a whole.

A man's brain is so constructed that IT CAN ORIGINATE NOTHING WHATSOEVER. It can only use material obtained OUTSIDE.

It is merely a machine; and it works automatically, not by will-power.



{The wherefore for Religion.}

Mark Twain, What is a Man?

One man may find his peace of mind in too much strong drink, another in prayer, and yet another in clinging to the prejudices of his father.

So next time a loud mouthed critic attacks your beliefs, just remember that they are immature spiritually, and have formed their opinions by external forces such as parental teachings, religious teachings, traumatic childhoods, deep rooted feelings of inadequacy, or just simple discomfort in hearing something new that shakes the foundations of their life.

Dare to be tolerant of others.
Dream Doe :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Seeking the Creator

If you want to know the Creator, all you have to do is simply ask Him to reveal Himself to you.

Keep in mind that this is done on a spiritual level of course, so don't expect someone to come knocking at your door and introduce Himself as God.

Since this is a spiritual journey to enlightenment, in addition to asking for revelation, you must consciously focus on paying attention to subtle signs that will start to appear. If you are not paying attention to the universe, then you will not notice anything.

The Creator is not an intruder or party-crasher.

You must be a true seeker if you want the Creator to bother with revealing himself to you.

Seek and ye shall find!
Dream Doe :)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Choose your beliefs carefully...

It is never enough to blindly accept or reject a philosophy based on the beliefs of your parents and grandparents.

Blindly accepting another's faith is not for true thinkers.

Blindly rejecting another's faith is simply an act of rebellion and is not for mature thinkers.

The journey you are on is a learning experience. You must investigate, explore, consider and process your own belief system with fear and trembling.

Some people will take this to mean that they can create their own religion or philosophy of life, and by all means, one can do that. BUT, that will not make it true, and that will not help a person grow into the spiritual being that they were intended to be.

Again, this would be a waste of life - a waste of the gift that was given freely and without obligation or hesitation to help each of us evolve into the beings we were created to be.

Dare to live with purpose!
Dream Doe :)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Believing it doesn't make it true

Your belief does not make something true or false.

Truth is truth - it is factual, and it cannot be changed by an opinion, belief, or action.

There is an order to everything, and the order of existence is in place, and has been in place long before you were a sparkle in your parent's eyes. You may not be able to fathom or understand the eternal conditions of existence, you may not believe in eternity, yet it is true.

The purpose of our journey as understood by Dream Doe, is to acquire knowledge in the form of wisdom, and then to share it with others.

Wisdom can be defined as many things depending on how it relates to a particular subject and in what context the word is used, but for our purposes, the definition of wisdom is our enlightenment concerning creation, the Creator, our personal and individual relationship to the Creator, and our life's purpose - which is up to each person to determine. It's all up to you.

You can choose to know OF the Creator, or you can choose to IGNORE the Creator, but your choice CANNOT diminish the Creator or His relevance in the grand scheme of things.

Knowing that a belief doesn't change facts, why not choose to open yourself spiritually to receive all that you were intended to have?

The gifts of guidance, comfort, joy, peace of mind - which is what all humans seek, and many other spiritual gifts that can enhance your time on earth - which will in turn enhance the lives and journeys of those lives you touch. There is truly a wonderful spiritual support group that is always around you, even if you don't believe it.

Seeking truth and wisdom is a journey that everyone shall embark on at some point in eternity.

Why not take the first steps now and get to know your Creator?

There is nothing to fear, and nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

The Dream Doe philosophy believes that you already chose to begin your journey when you chose to be born as a human. You may not be on the right road, the road that you were designed to take, but you are never-the-less on the journey.

You can continue to stand in the fork of the road until your human life ends, without ever becoming enlightened, without ever knowing the love and purposeful life that was always within your grasp, and therefore you could pass over without helping other souls that you may have been put here to help.

What a waste of human life.

Dare to dream the impossible!
Dream Doe :)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Did you choose to be born?

Dream Doe Theory...

All human souls or spirits were created before they existed on earth.

You had a choice of whether or not you would take the next step of your journey to be born as a human being, or whether you would stay where you were, but you did not have a choice as to whether or not you would exist.

You still do not have that choice.

You can choose to end the manifestation of your existence on earth, but you - your essence, spirit, soul, or whatever you want to call yourself, you would still exist. As to whether or not that existence would be to your liking, is not something that is determinable while we are in this earthly phase of our journey. Your journey, path, or life (you choose the label), will continue no matter where you are, and no matter what you believe.

You will exist forever.

If you choose to deny your Creator, then your existence may well be one of pain, sorrow, confusion, and incompleteness. You may live your life without love, joy, comfort and all the blessings that are freely bestowed on each of us by the Creator. But you will exist. There is nothing you can do about that.

Dreams of love and joy,
Dream Doe :)