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WakingTimes – Dr. Stewart Bitkoff – Spiritual Traveler: Co-Creator & Servant – 15 March 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1The Sufi is absent from self and present with God.
~Hujwiri

For the spiritual traveler, one of the most intriguing spiritual practices, through the use of focused prayer, turns free will choice into submission to the higher. In some paths, submission to the higher is the goal and accompanying this level of service is greater responsibility.  In this transmutation, love is the catalyst. As the traveler loves, they are brought closer to their goal, becoming an extension of the divine.

Opposites Reconcile

Following a spiritual path, early on, travelers are taught that life is up to them: we come into the earth phase with a multitude of talents, free will, a destiny or life plan and a wondrous world to express the many aspects of self.

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WakingTime – Dr. Stewart Bitkoff – Knowing Right From Wrong – 8 February 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1On one level people want simple answers and to be told what to do. On another, they want freedom to choose and make their own decisions. People are multi-level and have the capacity to make their own choices as well as accept direction from others. Discord sets in when the guidance from others or authority does not fit what the individual wants or feels is right for them. In this case, the individual is in conflict and looks for something else.

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WakingTimes – Dr. Stewart Bitkoff – Listen To Your Heart’s Wisdom – 29 December 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1While we are living in unsettled times, it seems that many periods in human history have been that way. Consider this famous quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, authored in 1859.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.” Continue reading

WakingTimes – Dr. Stewart Bitkoff – The Secret Protects Itself – 15 November 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor
Waking Times

The sight of someone eating will not appease your hunger.
The spiritual experiences of others cannot satisfy your yearning.
–Traditional

Q: Daily, I pray, regularly give to charity, do good works and always try to be a good person, yet spiritual experience eludes me. O I am so frustrated. Please, how do I go about having spiritual experiences? Continue reading

WakingTimes – Dr. Stewart Bitkoff – Becoming Your Own Wise One – 11 November 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1“There are as many ways to God as there are created souls.”-Muhammad

In our culture, who assumes the role of holy or wise one? 

In more traditional cultures the holy, wise one is a central figure. Often, they advise the king/queen, sit at the right hand of the chief, understand human behavior and prescribe medicine, help pass along the oral history of the tribe, and have an inner connection with universal wisdom and Truth. When a difficult societal issue arises, this individual is central in helping decide direction or outcome. Daily, they are consulted on a variety of issues.

Today, this diverse role and function has been spread across a team of specialists. For guidance, we go to a priest, counselor, doctor, psychologist, historian, politician or lawyer. Because of the complexity of some issues, this specialist may not even live in our own community, and to consult them we make an appointment, months in advance, travel to get the advice/treatment and pay a fee. Continue reading

WakingTimes – Dr. Stewart Bitkoff – Spiritual Traveler: Form To Essence – 27 October 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1At the beginning I was mistaken in four ways. I sought to remember God, to know Him, and to seek Him. When I had come to the end, I saw that He had remembered me before I remembered Him, that His knowledge of me had preceded my knowledge of Him, His love toward me had existed before my love to Him, and He had sought me before I sought Him.~ Bayazid Bistami Continue reading