Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Berlin House of One: The first church-mosque-synagogue? By Stephen Evans BBC News, Berlin

House of One  The first Church / Mosque / Synagogue is being built in Berlin !
Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of One, as it is being called, will be a synagogue, a church and a mosque under one roof. The location is highly significant, according to one of the three religious leaders involved, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin. "From my Jewish point of view the city where Jewish suffering was planned is now the city where a centre is being built by the three monotheistic religions which shaped European culture," he told the BBC.
Can they get on? "We can. That there are people within each group who can't is our problem but you have to start somewhere and that's what we are doing."
The imam involved, Kadir Sanci, sees the House of One as "a sign, a signal to the world that the great majority of Muslims are peaceful and not violent". It's also, he says, a place where different cultures can learn from each other.
Each of the three areas in the House will be the same size, but of a different shape, architect Wilfried Kuehn points out.
Link to article: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Quantum theory and mechanics of Prayer, or Living with the Power of the Universe

The definition of “quantum theory” is (physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts. Quantum mechanics accounts for this matter at the atomic level. The branch of mathematical physics that deals with atomic and subatomic systems. It is concerned with phenomena that are so small-scale that they cannot be described in classical terms. It explained the structure of atoms, atomic nuclei, and molecules; the behavior of subatomic particles; the nature of chemical bonds; the properties of crystalline solids; nuclear energy; and the forces that stabilize collapsed stars. It also led directly to the development of the laser, the electron microscope, and the transistor, and this is just the beginning.
How to apply the quantum theory and mechanics of prayer into your daily life.  The power of prayer is in the prayer itself. Know that you are not separated from God or the Universe itself, you are part and parcel of both and there is no separation possible, (other than in your own mind).   Jesus said if you had faith the size of mustard seed you can move mountains. He was describing the subatomic particles of the Great Mystery of the “Circle of life.”  The connection between the Creator and all things, and beyond, “I am that I am.” This is the place of power from which all life and faith comes, the place we, and all creation is born.

When you start your prayer remember there is no separation from God, find gratitude for this, acceptance, and love, with a good heart find your place in the great Circle of life and know this is the way it should be. State your prayer clearly in a simple way so that you understand its meaning. Then put your prayers into action. Remember to open your mind and heart to receive.  Have no fear to walk knowing it is so, for prayer is an action.  Remember that prayer is always complete when gratitude is given.