We discuss and comment on the role agriculture will play in the containment of the CO2 problem and address protocols for terraforming the planet Earth.
A model farm template is imagined as the central methodology. A broad range of timely science news and other topics of interest are commented on.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Kolbrin - The Book of Gleanings - Chpt 16 - Spirit of GOD
This can be read slowly. It can be read one phrase at a time with a pause for contemplation. Here we have the aspects of GOD laid out in human words.
This text can be read in preparation for the practice of meditation. It can be read in order to venerate GOD. It can be read in part or in whole in preparation for prayer.
It can be read while contemplating love.
THE SPIRIT OF GOD
"I am the immortality latent in all things
mortal. The light filling all things with radiance, the power holding all
things to their form. I am the pure, invulnerable stream untouchable by evil,
the supreme fountain-head of thoughts, the unfailing well of consciousness, the
light of eternity. I am that to which the soul of man is related. I am its
power, its life, its strength. I am that to which it responds".
"I am the sweet coolness in refreshing
waters and the comforting warmth in the sun. I am the calmness of peace in the
radiance of the moon and the delicacy in the moonbeam. I am the sound heard in
the stillness, the companionship felt in the solitude and the stirring in the
hearts of men. I am the cheerfulness in the laugh of a youth and the gentleness
in the sigh of a maiden. I am the joy in the life of all living things and the
content in the hearts of awakened souls. I am the beauty in the beautiful and
the fragrance in the fragrant. I am the sweetness in honey and the scent in
perfume. I am the power in the strong arm and the wistfulness in a smile. I am
the urge in good and moderate desires. I am the gaiety in gladness, the
restlessness in Hfe, the refi-eshment in sleep. Yet though I am in all these, I
am not contained in them and they are in me rather than I am in them. How
pitiful are the words of men to depict sublime things! With the souls of men
asleep, enwrapped in clouds of delusion, how can I be known to them?"
"I am of the Supreme, the Eternal, of God
and from God, yet not God. As heat to fire, as fragrance to flowers, as light
to a lamp, so am I to God. I am the power of God operating in matter. I am the
first created of creation, I am the eternal thread upon which all creation is
strung. I am the effective thought of God. I am that brought forth by His
creating command, wherein all things share life. I am the Lord of forms holding
all things together".
"I am the power giving form, I am the
comforting companion of the way. I am that which gives substance to the hopes
and desires of men. Think of me therefore in any way you will. I am the
companionable one, the comforter. 1 am the waters of inspiration springing from
the Eternal Fount. I am the glory of love shining forth from the Central Sun. I
am in all things".
"I am the root of the tree of life, the
words written in the Book of God. I am the guardian of knowledge, the wisdom of
the soul. 1 am the harmoniser of sound, the controller of power, the keeper of
matter and the sustainer of shapes. I unroll the scroll of time and record its
changes. I am the reader of past and present, the scribe of change, the chooser
"I am victory and the struggle for victory,
but I am more, I am that which defeats defeat, for 1 am the victory in defeat.
1 am the goodness of those who are good, but I am more, for 1 am the success
that arises out of failure. I am the achievement remaining when all else has
"I am the sublime veiling secret mysteries.
I am the guardian who jealously discloses hidden things. I am the knowledge of
the knower. I am the seed within the seed from which all things spring. I am
the bricks of which all things are built. I am more, I am the clay and water
within the bricks. I am the motion in all things that move, without me there is
no movement. I am the stability in all things stable, without me no thing holds
to its shape".
"I am the craftsman with innumerable
shapes, the artist with countless colours. My labours are outside the knowledge
of men, my works beyond their sight. My masterpieces will never be seen by
"That which abides in breath and yet is
other than breath, which breath itself cannot know or influence, which controls
it from within itself, that am I. That which is behind the voice, which voice
itself cannot know or influence, which controls it from behind itself, that am
I. That which is in the eye yet is other than the eye, which the eye itself
cannot know or influence, which controls it from within, that am I. That which
is behind the touch and yet is other than touch, which touch itself cannot know
or influence, which manipulates it from behind itself, that am I. Yet this you
must know: I am not you, nor are you me, though I abide in you as you abide in
me. Let wisdom disentangle these feeble words set down through the hands of
"The glory that shines from the Lord of the
Day, the gentle gleam radiating from the Misfress of the Night, the comforting
glow from the hearth fire, all these are of my substance. I penetrate Earth
with love. I raise up the seed. 1 am the breath within the breath of all living
things. 1 am the sweet scent of flowers and the bitter tang of vinegar. I am
the differentiating essence in all things".