Summer 2017

Gratitude arises from the realization that all is perfection. Profound joy, regardless of circumstances, is the gift.
Each day, the following interests, while in a continuous miraculous meditative state of gratitude and joy, are my activities: lifting weights, gardening, cooking, photography, graphic design, computer programming, volunteer work with homeless men, flea markets, reading, restaurants, spontaneous conversations with fellow human beings, farmers markets, drives in the country, art work, dancing and singing, visiting historic towns…  I don’t have, nor  watch: television. I’ve been celibate since January of 2009. Comfort and ease are felt, in any of these environments: very progressive or very conservative; rich or poor, any sexuality, religious, atheist, agnostic, metaphysical, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim… Black, white, yellow, tan, red… doesn’t matter. Viewpoints are exchanged as we speak, listen and communicate; with  open, intelligent, joyful, curious, grateful, patient, secure, respectful, inquisitive minds. Fearful, backward, provincial, primitive, unintelligent narrow minds are unable to listen to perspectives that differ from their restricted zone of “thinking.”  I experience miracles, daily. Joyless, ungrateful, vengeful, resentful, disrespectful, complaining, jealous, envious, fearful, gossiping, avaricious, dark/low-frequency-energy, self-pitying, narrow-minded, victimization-mentality humans are kept at a great distance.
subtle energies
 Mark van Allen
markvanallen@msn.com
(484) 714-6157 any time; time is irrelevant.

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How did Hannibal cross the high Alps, with elephants?
Why are the remains of vast ancient forests being revealed, as glaciers retreat?
Have you read Caesar’s highly detailed accounts of his travels?

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How did Hannibal cross the high Alps, with elephants?
Why are the remains of vast ancient forests being revealed, as glaciers retreat?
Have you read Caesar’s highly detailed accounts of his travels?

 

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It is impossible for darkness to dim, even slightly, the brilliant light of the creator, bestowed upon this one. !HUHY

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Gratitude arises from the realization that all is perfection. Profound joy, regardless of circumstances, is the gift.

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 09/06/17: Manayunk, PA 19127: Such a beautiful town! The following musical selection expresses my joy upon discovering it and, especially, my love and gratitude toward the human beings I miraculously met while there:

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Gratitude arises from the realization that all is perfection. Profound joy, regardless of circumstances, is the gift.

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I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched Cbeams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser GateAll those moments will be lost in timelike tears in rain.”

 

 

 

 

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I moved 16,000 lbs of soil/manure/straw/compost/hay and boulders in 5 weeks, to create the raised gardens, with no human help, at all; not even a wheel barrow was used. In April, 2017, there was only lawn, covering solid shale, throughout the entire property. The gardens are a gift, from my creator. Without my creator it would’ve been an impossible feat.
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Each day, the following interests, while in a continuous miraculous meditative state of gratitude and joy, are my activities: lifting weights, gardening, cooking, photography, graphic design, computer programming, volunteer work with homeless men, flea markets, reading, restaurants, spontaneous conversations with fellow human beings, farmers markets, drives in the country, art work, dancing and singing, visiting historic towns…  I don’t have, nor  watch: television. I’ve been celibate since January of 2009. Comfort and ease are felt, in any of these environments: very progressive or very conservative; rich or poor, any sexuality, religious, atheist, agnostic, metaphysical, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim… Black, white, yellow, tan, red… doesn’t matter. Viewpoints are exchanged as we speak, listen and communicate; with  open, intelligent, joyful, curious, grateful, patient, secure, respectful, inquisitive minds. Fearful, backward, provincial, primitive, unintelligent narrow minds are unable to listen to perspectives that differ from their restricted zone of “thinking.”  I experience miracles, daily. Joyless, ungrateful, vengeful, resentful, disrespectful, complaining, jealous, envious, fearful, gossiping, avaricious, dark/low-frequency-energy, self-pitying, narrow-minded, victimization-mentality humans are kept at a great distance.
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http://www.tibetanmedicine-edu.org/index.php/n-articles/vajra-body

 

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A gift, from my creator.

 

 

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This is the technique used to terrace the slope, next to home, to create longitudinal gardens where previously there was only lawn, nothing else. Photo taken 04/20/17. View is up, toward home, from lower elevation of slope. This technique was used for about 45 feet. Now there’s no evidence of the various items (antique crates, antique drawers, farmhouse ladders, wood boards, antique shutters etc.) that were used, as infrastructure, to create terracing. Compare with photo, below, only three months later:

 

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Samofa - Compilatie Zaftra Psybient

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08/04/17:
What is your most powerfully destructive adversary? The mind.
What is your most profound and infinite ally? The mind.
The witness is the silent,  peaceful center of our being.   It is from this perspective that we view our mind, the eternally changing, thinking, emoting, feeling, remembering, desiring part of ourselves.
We learn how to make the mind a tool that we can use to live a fulfilled life.   If we have not developed the witness then our mind becomes our master.
Samyama is an advanced yogic technique, one that is based on principles which utilize the operative powers of some of the more subtle and universal facets of consciousness; facets which many of us are not aware even exist, but which are available to all of us.
The ultimate objective of yoga is not to get entangled in the postures, but to move beyond one’s natural tendencies of anger, frustration, disappointment, happiness, and contentment, all of which could be short lived.

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http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2016/08/sanatana-dharma-hinduism-exhumed-and_9.html:
Samyama is a yogic technique of Patanjali, penned 7000 years ago.
Samyama is the state of resting in deep inner silence  (samadhi), along with the ability to pick up a thought (dharana) and let it go inward (Dhyana).
Samyama is like the surgeon’s scalpel, the razor sharp tool of discrimination  that is used for the deep introspection, which eventually uncovers the jewel of the Self, in the core of our being, into that EGOLESS state.
Once the inner light dawns through samyama, it is used to examine the stages of subtle objects, whether normally veiled or far away. The finest discrimination finally leads to liberation.
http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2016/08/sanatana-dharma-hinduism-exhumed-and_9.html
Each day, the following interests, while in a continuous miraculous meditative state of gratitude and joy, are my activities: lifting weights, gardening, cooking, photography, graphic design, computer programming, volunteer work with homeless men, flea markets, reading, restaurants, spontaneous conversations with fellow human beings, farmers markets, drives in the country, art work, dancing and singing, visiting historic towns…  I don’t have, nor  watch: television. I’ve been celibate since January of 2009. Comfort and ease are felt, in any of these environments: very progressive or very conservative; rich or poor, any sexuality, religious, atheist, agnostic, metaphysical, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim… Black, white, yellow, tan, red… doesn’t matter. Viewpoints are exchanged as we speak, listen and communicate; with  open, intelligent, joyful, curious, grateful, secure, respectful, inquisitive minds. Fearful, backward, provincial, primitive, unintelligent narrow minds are unable to listen to perspectives that differ from their restricted zone of “thinking.”  I experience miracles, daily. Joyless, ungrateful, vengeful, resentful, disrespectful, complaining, jealous, envious, fearful, gossiping, avaricious, dark/low-frequency-energy, self-pitying, narrow-minded, victimization-mentality humans are kept at a great distance.

 

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My creator gives me everything I desire; I desire ONLY that which my creator desires for me.

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Thank you for visiting gratefulnavigator! My sincere wish  is that your life is filled with joy, childlike wonder & profound gratitude, always!
vishhudha=blue-throat-chakra-symbol, mark van allen, gratefulnavigator.com, chakra,

Kshir Sagar

The Mystery of Manna: The Psychedelic Sacrament of the Bible Park Street Press (2000)

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Various insightful perspectives from others are sincerely  welcomed, with gratitude. Thank you!

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The plane of neutrality (Sarasvati) appears as a balance between solar and lunar energy within the body.

Summer, 2017: absolutely the most wonderful, profound and miraculous Summer of my entire life! Thank you!

 

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7 thoughts on “Summer 2017

  1. Ciekawy masz ten blog. Lubię tu wracać bo wszystkie wpisy czytam z uwagą. Twoje wpisy czyta się z przyjemnością co sprawia że człowiek się nie męczy czytając go. Tak trzymaj.

  2. Mark, thank you for touching my heart and soul, you truly are an elevated soul, we are so much alike in many ways, i LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING WITH YOU IN THE SPLENDOR OF LIFE AND SPIRIT YOU ARE AMAZING AND i THANK GOD FOR BRINGING YOU INTO MY LIFE. i HOPE TO SHARE AND MAKE YOU HAPPY AND COMPLEMENT OUR PATHS……

    BLESSINGS DEAR ONE !!!

    • George, thank you so much for visiting my site! I certainly look forward to our continued friendship and our sharing of the explorations of the realms of consciousness! Many blessings to you!

  3. Mark, when I look at your beautiful garden, I can’t help but feel sad that they will be destroyed, probably as I write this.

  4. You are a trooper. You are awesome!! And you will always be gorgeous. You will survive anything! And you have backup. And I’m one of them.

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