Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

Here we are in late January already, how many of you have already broken your New Year's resolution?

I myself keep a constant multi year New Year's resolution that has a built in flexibility. My resolution is simple and to the point, it is "To Do the best I can and to be very well for it". That's it! No fuss no muss, and no drama. It keeps me humble and grateful for my achievements from small to large.

This month's trio of "Jewels of Truth" are on the topic of: Salvation, Suffering, and Heaven. These were originally written back in mid May to early June 2009. Where now they are finally seeing the light of day so to speak.

Enjoy them and may you find them thought provoking and inspiring.

957) We are all a living embodiment of God himself born through Life in abundance. Although our human disguised ego may make us stumble from time to time. God(dess), is the sublime witness within our hearts, minds, and souls. Gently stirring us with an urge to live a fuller life by caring for each other however we may define it. God, does not speak in tongues, God speaks in Miracles! We are the children of this blessed reality not as welfare recipients, but as inheritors of an ancient covenant made long ago. We have a responsibility for each one of us through a service in the Divine that unites us as One.

We as spiritual children of a living God may beseech our maker for favors and aid constantly. All speaking in various tongues of this Earth, but yet we all make the same universal request to be uplifted. Be it to uplift ourselves through grace or those we care deeply for by praying on their behalf. God, recognizes his flock most of all when we truly care about the well being of our brothers and sisters in Spirit. Our salvation through God, Christ, Moses, Muhammad, Budda, Krisha, etc.... is not won in exclusion of one another. It is a Divine gift offered to all who recognize their needs are second to "God's Will" for us all. Amen.   ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

958)  Pain from a mortal point of view is usually a bad circumstance. However in small doses when dealt to us all by life itself is a humbling experience. It helps mold us into better individuals with empathy for ourselves and society at large. Such as in character development by wisdom or service as a form of charity. Pain when it is not emotional suffering or of a mental anguish will often consist of physical health disturbances. When if not treated with medical care will yield to overtime with worsened conditions.

Speaking primarily about mortal suffering through our own personal turmoils. This too can be overcome through a determined maturity and by accepting the grace and compassion of God in your lives. Such a compassion from God(dess) is often in plain sight from those who are fostering supportive roles in society. Be they family, friends, acquaintances, or even downright strangers in your midst. Allow yourself to grow out of your own suffering through humility and courage. The results are often worth the invested effort in yourself, and especially for your own slice of the world. Be calm and of a detached mind set that offers a clear mind when struggling with a personal turmoil. Most of all do not panic, take a very long step backwards by breathing deeply for your own sanity. Such a trait will make you strong and reliable for the many others that will depend on you when they are afflicted in pain. Seek out opportunities to act upon an amiable solution that warrants peace and healing. Then your faith in yourself and God would have come full circle through grace. Amen.   ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

959)  Everyday is a Holiday in the Paradise we all call Heaven. For to make it a holiday it shall consist of Holy events that are continuous and without pause. This makes it worth all the while for the merriment of souls. In shining their true auric rainbow like colors of the "Holy Spirit" in Paradise. Heaven is not just a sacred place in God's realm of the Divine realities. It is within the grasp of every soul that can conceive of such a place. No matter how they may define it, they are correct. For Heaven  is an "All Inclusive" dimension of possibility and promise. Be they meek or bold spirits in regard to their form of righteousness. Amen.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. ---Dr. Joyce Brothers.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. ---Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement. ---Jack Kornfield.

It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between. ---Diane Ackerman.

One simple grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer. ---G.E. Lessing.

Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. ---Thomas Sowell.

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow". ---The Talmud.

Great compassion is the root of all forms of worship. ---His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Shower Thy grace upon us in the moment of our greatest need, protect us from ourselves, and allow us to be a beacon of light rather than a dark cloud for the ambiance that surrounds us. Only with Thy aid can we create that peace within and harmony with the outer environment, both natural and social, for which our souls yearn. ---Seyyed Hossein Nasr.    From "Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer" (Anthology)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Academic Profession Concept: "Modern Game Art & Science Historian"

Hello All,

Time to time I may produce a concept that would seem a miss or a zinger from the eye of the visionary. Today's entry is no exception to this rule. I am casting a wide net with a forecast not to come perhaps 10 to 15 years from now by my prediction. I can be wrong where it comes sooner rather than later, time will tell.

As a niche outlet of academia in regards to the modern entertainment games industry. Where today colleges and some universities are offering accredited degree programs. In area's of game design, game programming, if not game business enterprise such as marketing and public relations. Right now there are many arena's where modern gaming is finding outlets in economics, sociology, healthcare, psychology, medical research, and finally military applications. Be it physicians offering patients a game so as to instill in practice a non-local sedative throughout the course of game play. Economists drawing parallels between the wealth in a particular online game's faux currency. In comparison to a sovereign currency on a per capita basis of overall wealth. Game graphic engines being developed for modern day military grade simulators as a training aid for combat. As to most recently medical research scientists making an AID's drug design discovery last September. Where gamers via crowd-sourcing in under 3 weeks time find a solution of a molecular structure in an enzyme in the game of Foldit. That previously left scientists stumped for the last decade in how to figure out how to bind the molecule together.*

Academic pursuits are only growing in terms of the backdrop of modern games as a source of entertainment. I am going to surmise that in 10 to 15 years time as the games industry continues to mature as both an art and a science. That the most progressive and forward looking colleges and universities will offer history degree's for "Modern Games". Where the traditional Ivy League Universities (Princeton, Harvard, Cambridge, etc..) will be the last ones to jump upon such a band wagon. Since it will be commonplace and a safe bet to pursue as a degree curriculum program. Everything from the modern era on Pong down to the latest blockbuster game title would be known by modern game historians. Be it game design elements, the technologies utilized to make the games, down to best business practices put out into the marketplace.

Today many savvy gamers and shrewd investors rely on predictions from financial analysts. As to the market success of a game company or a new game title.  When modern game historians come onto the scene perhaps a colorful personality will emerge as a celebrity of sorts. Much like Dr. Michio Kaku is to modern day audiences for a physicists perspective of scientific developments. Where a modern game historian will offer up sage like recollections of past success and failures of particular game publishers. Knowing the consumer trends of what makes a good game much like a game designer could envision for their installed base of customers.

Those that are history or philosophy majors that work in the corporate environment and not in academia. Due to their educated knowledge of foresight and mature discernment in roles of corporate leadership be it in management or as an executive. Will be similar for the future Modern Game Historian finding roles within the games industry be it working for a game publisher or a game developer. Using their education and expertise as a predictor of consumer mega-trends in order to launch new corporate initiatives. Be it a new corporate policy or a new game project development cycle for an eventual wide market release. Modern game historians will be utilized as a layer of consultancy aside from many other secondary disciplines. Besides modern game historians entering roles of governmental policy or think tanks for the entertainment industry as a whole. Today's amateur game historian as an enthusiast will be delighted that their passionate pastime hobby is assimilated into academia. When the rest of society plays catch up (pun intended) to the pivotal role of the grand history of modern games. That will be offered to all of us as beneficiaries in education, scientific research, and in many other forms of commerce.

Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Fail: Molecular Structure of Retrovirus Enzyme Solved, Doors Open to New AIDS Drug Design

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

"Jewels of Truth" On Faith With A Purpose

Hello All,

I hope all of you have had a very Happy New Year celebrations and you find yourself in health and happiness. From time to time I write a "Jewels of Truth" statement for an upcoming volume that I find riveting. Today's spiritual wisdom statement numbered in the series at #1214 for a future volume 4 is no exception. It deals with the topic of Faith how it can be found with a purpose. If we but yield our ego's and hand it all over back to God for our own benediction.  

May you enjoy it as I have in sharing it here for the first time as it was written only a couple hours ago.

"Faith With A Purpose"

1214) When we act with a blessed faith we beckon heaven to come closer into our own lives. A sacred trust is made like a personal covenant with the Lord God and his life affirming Angels. We act not alone when we pursue the path of peace and love through God(dess). The Omnipresent truth by all the Divine Laws of the spiritual heavens are aligned for our benefit. All we need do by our willful sacred permission is to enact the "Will of God" in our lives. This "Divine Will" expresses itself uniquely with each and every entity spirit. No two incarnations of a soul will express the "Will of God" exactly. Thus the abundance of the heavens is made manifest and whole through the multiplicity of creation.

Be still and come a bit closer to this inspired truth. Find your peace in the master plan God(dess) and the Angels have in store for your own personal benefit. Where all your loves in goodness are treasured and certainly enhanced by grace. Walk the path of the righteous soul and the wonders to come shall be awe inspiring. To all who come near you and are touched by your sacred service through God. Amen.   ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 Now On The "Kindle & Nook"

Hello All,

I'm glad to announce that my new book "Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul" Volume 2 is now available on the Amazon "Kindle" and Barnes & Nobles "Nook" e-reader devices. Where with the Amazon "Kindle" this new title is part of the "Kindle Owner's Lending Library" feature as well.

To recap each volume of the "Jewels of Truth" series is filled with 365 all original and unique spiritual wisdom statements and modern day proverbs. With a universal inclusive outlook for the spiritual seeker of faith within us all. Formatted from A-Z for easy reading and as a reference spiritual material by your own faith tradition.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul" on the "Kindle"

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of The Soul" on the "Nook"

Thank you for your interest and enjoy.