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LOOK WITH IN : ALEXIS KARPOUZOS

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Poetry and spiritual words by the philosopher, alexis karpouzos

Voice : The actress, Martha mourouzi

WE ALL BELONG TO THE GLOBAL BIOSPHERE : ALEXIS KARPOUZOS

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We are all members of humanity, and we all belong to the global biosphere. We are members of oikos, the house of earth, which is the Greek root of the word ‘ecology’, and as such we should behave as the other members of the house behave – the plants, animals and microorganisms that form the vast network of relationships that we call the web of life. The outstanding characteristic of the biosphere is her inherent ability to sustain life. It behoves us, as members of the global community of living beings, to behave in such a way that we do not interfere with this inherent ability.

As members of the human community, we should behave in a way that reflects respect for human dignity and basic human rights. The awareness of being connected with all of Nature is particularly strong in ecology. Connectedness, relationship and interdependence are fundamental concepts of ecology; and connectedness, relationship and belonging are also the essence of religious experience. When we look at the world around us, we find that behind the chaos and randomness, a great order, a grand symphony of life. Every molecule in our bodies was once a part of previous bodies – living or non-living – and will be a part of future bodies. In this sense, our bodies will not die but will live on, again and again, because life lives on. Moreover, we share with the rest of the living world not only life’s molecules, but also its basic principles of organisation. Indeed, we belong to the universe, and this experience of belonging can make our lives profoundly meaningful.

 

ALL ARE ONE -ALEXIS KARPOUZOS

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The Multiplicity and the Unity are one and the same thing, a thing that is both many and one at the same time. The waves, and the currents underwater, make up the ocean. The ocean is the underlying basis for every wave. Neither the ocean, nor the waves, can be understood in isolation from each other. We must preserve the sense of unity and the sense of diversity and multiplicity. We must recognize that the One and the Many are the same thing viewed from different angles. The One is the Many. The One is manifested only in and through the Many. It has no separate existence apart from the Many. Equally the Many are the One. Even during their temporary separation, they are always part of the One, and always united with the One. Every one of us is always part of the One, and can unite with the One at any time we choose.

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science

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~ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN SCIENCE
The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held in the earliest spiritual traditions in which the physical world and spiritual experience were both aspects of the samereality and man and the universe were one. The findings that justify this new vision of the underlying logic of the universe come from almost all of the empirical sciences: physics, cosmology, the life sciences, and consciousness research. They explain how interactions lead to interconnections that produce instantaneous and multifaceted coherence–what happens to one part also happens to the other parts, and hence to the system as a whole. The sense of sacred oneness experienced by our ancestors that was displaced by the unyielding material presumptions of modern science can be restored, and humanity can once again feel at home in the universe.

Want a Miracle?

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spiritual_practiceWe spend way too much time in spiritual practices trying to leave our bodies. We try to go to the Other World instead of consciously bringing more of our soul into our physical bodies. When we integrate matter and spirit – real miracles happen.

We have heard the old worn out line, “We are spiritual beings having a physical experience.” This is true and the rest of the truth is that our life purpose is not to become more spiritual. We can’t do that anyway. We are already as spiritual as we can possibly be. Our life purpose is to recognize that we are spirit in matter and to become fully human, using our individual Divine gifts to the utmost. That’s the real purpose of being on Earth.

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Heart Voice or Ego Voice…How Do We Know Which One is Speaking?

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the-voice-of-the-heartHow does one recognize the voice of the heart from the voice of the ego? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Sometimes the ego is so clever, trained, and educated that it pretends to be the Heart Voice. Yet, there is one key element that points to whether it’s the ego or heart voice. If what you are told is good for you and All Life, then it is being transmitted through the heart from the soul. If it is only and exclusively good for you, it is coming through the mind and is of the ego. It’s that simple.

So the imperative question we must continuously ask ourselves, “Is this good for All Life and me, or is this just good for me?”

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Requesting or Knowing…Which is the Most Powerful Way to Pray?

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Prayer is an efficient and powerful tool. It is essential for each one of us to pray and/or meditate. Requesting blessings and giving thanks is of ultimate benefit – it is also a magnanimous way we can help others and our planet. Joining others in prayer bolsters the energy behind the manifestation and expedites it.

I now better understand that there is another level of prayer that does not include just making requests. Instead, it is completely about being inside the realm of gratitude and knowingness…sending out blessings, healing, loving and abundance to anyone, everyone and everything. (Yes, in case you were wondering, you do have the power within to send out gifts to others.)

When we are connected to our souls, knowingness and gratitude amplifies the way prayer manifests in the world. Knowingness is not the same as hope or faith. Knowingness is a much higher frequency. It is simply a more powerful way of bringing forth abundance to everyone’s life including ourselves.

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Look for my new book, Sophia Speaks: Encounters with Wisdom, out this fall!

Ever Been Hit with the Cosmic 2x4?

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Every time I think I am becoming more aware, the Universe seems to send a message to help me take another step toward living in more wholeness and balance.

When we do not get things, see our own issues the first time around…or the second…or the third…we are forcing the ante to be raised again and again, until we leave the Universe with no choice but to come at us with the Cosmic 2×4. That “OUCH” seems to get our attention! Wouldn’t it be grand if we could gain understanding the first time around?

Looking back on my life, I seem to have been a slow learner, and have a few bumps on my noggin to prove it. Lately, I have been listening very closely.

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Look for my new book, Sophia Speaks: Encounters with Wisdom, out this fall!

What's a Living Prayer?

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I discovered that when expressing and living my awareness in the “everyday,” my life becomes a living prayer or meditation.

Sitting for hours is not the only way to bring Wisdom into our lives. As I have developed and expanded my awareness, I have begun to see confirmation that everything is part of our spiritual practice and path.

I see Wisdom manifest when I cook dinner, make the bed, wash the car, fold the laundry, kiss a child, comfort the sick, cut the grass, post on Facebook, plant a garden, drive to work, or do any of our life pursuits.

I have learned that blending prayer, meditation, service, and study is the path to more awareness. Once we are aware, we realize this work enables us to see with the inner-eye and hear with the inner-ear.

All the years of our spiritual practice culminate in the realization that our entire life is, and has always been, a spiritual practice.

We are Spirit – practicing life!

Live Your Wisdom, You’ve Got It, Too™!
Look for my new book, Sophia Speaks: Encounters with Wisdom, out this fall!

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