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  •  I think her husband said she was melting down (12+ / 0-)

    because of the late and sleepless nights during the shutdown.

    "Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.” --Lord Vetinari

    by voracious on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 04:49:29 PM PDT

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    •  Sleep deprivation is very dangerous. n/t (9+ / 0-)

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
      ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

      by FarWestGirl on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 05:00:51 PM PDT

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    •  Husband said: (8+ / 0-)

      (in the NY Post article)

      Dan Reidy described himself as a Pentecostal Christian who believes strongly that God can communicate through individuals He said it was the second time God had communicated through his wife.

      He said her colleagues know of Dianne’s faith, but that she’s not “in-your-face” about it.

      (with all the usual caveats about the NYPost)

      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 05:43:26 PM PDT

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      •  All fundamentalists seek to communicate with (0+ / 0-)

        God through fervent stimulation of the emotional body.  The emotional body is also known as the astral body which exists on what is termed the astral plane.  The astral plane in the ancient teachings is called the plane of illusion and glamour, or something that is not real.  Fervent stimulation used in ritual by many fundamentalists, while one way of gaining contact with a higher realm, has the challenge of overstimulating and grossly distorting what is received through the astral body when one is astrally polarized.  There is a need to know the art of what is being attempted that rarely exists by those performing such rituals.

        It is why there is much emphasis in arcane teachings and buddhism to develop detachment, to become free of desire (the great obsession on the astral plane) and to develop what is termed mental polarization.  By developing mind, a person begins to live life gradually free from the pulls and traps inherent on the astral plane.  When one lives solely for their emotions and desires, one both can become obsessed (addictions) or be manipulated by mass thoughts - thinking thoughts/impressions being projected by others are their own.  As one becomes mentally polarized, gradually the clouded perception and lure of desire wane.  And the bridge to the higher mind, where what is termed 'straight knowledge' or intuition, where the soul resides is able to be developed.  And the astral body, as one becomes more calm and detached, stills and becomes capable of reflecting buddhi or soul.  When one is still living in the astral sea/swamp, that reflection is not possible.  

        To fundamentalists, life exists primarily on the astral plane.  Their capacity to hear clear impressions from any more evolved being, a more refined and developed human let alone those who have transcended the human state, is severely limited. Such is a challenge of our times as that is where most of mass consciousness to a lesser or greater extent lies.

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