Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years ONENESS Blessings - Peace to the World


World Family wishes for the Peace, Joy, Love with the realization of our Oneness.
That we all realize our Beauty of Truth by living from our Christ Self and manifesting our Buddha Nature creating Heaven (on Earth) in 2011.
May all Beings be happy.
May all Beings be safe.
May all Beings be free.
May all Beings be Loved.
May all Beings be Loving.
May all Beings be Love.
May all Beings be joyful.
May all Beings be peaceful.

"I am sorry. Please forgive me...Thank you. I love you." (Ho'Oponopono prayer)
If anyone has felt hurtful energy &/or words from me. I would like to make amends. I want a new start for 2011, which I want to make like Heaven (on earth), and I wish the same for you! I am so grateful for our One World Family, Oneness in Love, Joy & Peace, ron


"When you realize that anyONE wants their family to live in PEACE, LOVE, FREEDOM and have an abundant LIFE using their personal talents to create a fulfilling LIFE experience, it becomes obvious that the main thing that parts us is who we see as our family. We are ONE family, ONE world and ONE being, and remembering this will solve most of humanity's problems"~Bent Kim Lundberg



thanks to Dean Banks for this image!

Hi, Ron ~ hoping you're doing well (sounds like it is true from the tone of your emails!) and sending you best wishes for the happiest of new years filled with mucl Love & prosperity, good times, good friends, good health, good fun and abundant surprises! Much Love, H. Hi H., Great to hear from you. Memories of those times with Byron Katie - ever see her anymore? Back in those days, I had persistent anxious monkey mind thoughts going on all the time, feeling less than - not good enough, and as I am sure you know, I was feeling needy all the time. Now after a year of intense Oneness Groups/training and Vipassana Meditation (silent retreats and daily sitting), I feel strongly part of a healing world community devoted to spreading Oneness. The Meditation is clearing out old toxic patterns, while the Oneness groups (several a week) has really improved my relationships. So, yes, I am a much different person than when I was with you involved with Byron Katie, whose turn around Work still helps me in the Oneness process. How are you dear and what is going on in your life? Are you still working for that Hollywood lawyer?
Oh, one of the best things that happened to me, is when Mom shockingly virtually left me out of her will, especially since I was only one of 5 children still alive. Well, I chose to "seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all things shall be added..." instead of killing myself. This led to the Vipassana Meditation & Oneness Training & groups. And an awakening to Divine Inheritance which appears to be ongoing, thank God! Also, recently I have entered into a relationship that could be permanent. Jeanne is someone who I knew at first as a metaphysical teacher ten years ago, we kept in touch and a few months ago, she become a widow. Her husband was almost bankrupt, so she faced much the same issues that I did at my lack of "inheritance" - a desperation that led her back to Spirit.
Bent from Denmark, a Facebook friend writes what I was trying to convey even better: "When you realize that anyONE wants their family to live in PEACE, LOVE, FREEDOM and have an abundant LIFE using their personal talents to create a fulfilling LIFE experience, it becomes obvious that the main thing that parts us is who we see as our family. We are ONE family, ONE world and ONE being, and remembering this will solve most of humanity's problems"~Bent Kim Lundberg

Jane Ehrich
Change is not only good, it is Necessary. For the New Year, I let go of old thoughts, habits and relationships that are no longer serving my personal & Spiritual growth. Have a beautiful day filled with Love

Happy New Year H.! ron

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Angels


There are celestial angels and there are angels upon the earth. Be open to them and listen with your heart and soul; they are there for you. Try to be at peace, accepting your flaws as well as your beauty. Know yourself; they know you and are with you. Just trust what they are telling you; we call it intuition, but it is the angels speaking to us. Lovely Post.

gva0917

Unconditional Love is alive in us again!


Kristiana Owens
The unconditional love and hope with which we are born into this world is alive in us again. We draw upon its powerful innocence each time we feel our deepest passions stirred at the sight of towering peaks, a newborn fawn, a budding tulip, or another's eyes. It is in these moments we recognize we are connected to the Life that breathes As us throughout All That Is. It is this passion we must move from in each moment of our lives, as a Whole, that will allow tomorrow's Light to shine into the darkest corners of our Now to give rise to The Day we have all been waiting for. Our New Dawn awaits only the opening of our Hearts through which The Light that never sets will come. It is You who will let it in. ♥


"LOVE is an agent of change and the strongest agent of change you will ever encounter. It is what god is and the fabric of universe and of you, and when you allow yourself to be LOVE and express it fully, you are aligning with your true self which brings you into the flow and makes all your challenges become possibilities for positive change. Be LOVE and be FREE to enjoy LIFE fully"~Bent Kim Lundberg

Ask God for Forgiveness even if other person appears to be in wrong


When people do things to hurt you or others ask God for forgiveness because they are a part of us in spirit as we are a part of them in spirit. When we take responsibility for the actions of all of us, we deepen the awareness of our connection to all of life and move pro-actively toward greater communication and understanding. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
Ron Alexander: The Ho'oponopono prayer is "I am sorry, please forgive me...thank you. I love you." is meant to be prayed even if the other person appeared to be in the wrong, as it is said that we have created everything that happens in our lives anyway. However, I like your words "we are all parts of each other in Spirit."@Ron:
It is the same principle as the Ho'oponopono prayer. Accepting responsibility is the key point.
Kirsten wrote:
"Thanks, once again, Dean! i love the contents on this plaque. I live by this premise. Often people would ask me, how can I forgive such a hurtful act, and why don't I take advantage of a given opportunity to seek revenge. I reply, "vengeance is mine, saith the Lord." I forgive for my own peace of mind. Anger,animosity, and bitterness rots the bones; it's so self-destructive. God expects us to trust in him, and this is what I try to do. I actually make a habit to pray and ask God's forgiveness for the people who hurt me. in the long run, I feel proud of myself and gain inner peace."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Union of Twin Flames Part 2


Noy Traba Y: WOW!!! I woke up at an ungodly time and opened my box, this is the vid that I was lead to ... very interesting. It further changed my perspective in life (from this time > on).
I am so grateful to you Noy, the Knower of Now, the Angel of Joy. I will share that powerful video. I AM THAT. I AM MANIFESTING LOVE. I AM LOVE NOW! x7

Love does not make you a doormat


‎"You do not become a doormat by choosing LOVE. Think of Jesus, Muhammad, Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu. None of these were/are doormats, and they have tremendous influence on all of humanity. It's all up to you. All the power of the universe lies inside you in the kingdom of god, and no change outside of you has power even remotely close to the power of LOVE"~Bent Kim Lundberg

Andy Skadberg: I think of these great souls often, I see them as our teachers and guides and they have shown that the way is clear and relatively simple. The challenge is backing out of the intellectual conundrum that we have created in the labyrinth of thinking not directed by our hearts.
Bent Kim Lundberg: I have observed that some believe that choosing to be the LOVE from inside is equivalent to letting things be. That I believe is an incorrect observation. LOVE is the strongest power in universe and the only power that can heal a world. ♥Choosing to be the LOVE that is you and express it takes great personal courage, when living in a world where most people believe we are separate from each other, and choose to fight themselves, as there is noONE else to fight because we are ONE being. ♥
For those that believe that you can gain anything by fighting yourself I have this to say. Humanity has waged wars upon ourselves and sent our kids out to kill our kids for thousands of years, and we have never created the result we wanted, lasting PEACE ♥
That is because you cannot remove the milk from the glass by pouring more milk into it ♥ Like you cannot end aggression with aggression. It simply does not work and it has never worked. It is not possible to solve a problem with the same energy that created it ♥

LOVE is an agent of change and the strongest agent of change you will ever encounter. It is what god is and the fabric of universe and of you, and when you let yourself be LOVE and express it fully, you are aligning yourself with your true self which brings you into the flow and makes all your challenges become possibilities for positive change ♥

We are ONE being of LOVE and when you remember this and live it, you are changing our world in profound ways. In ONENESS you cannot lie, steal, hurt, cheat or kill anyONE as whatever you do you are doing to yourself, so recognizing our ONENESS and living it is the solution to all of humanity's problems ♥

When you go to your heart for your decisions you will no longer be blinded by all the things outside of you, as they loose their influence on your way of choosing. You will search for your own truth in all matters, and leave deception and lies behind you as obsolete choices of mankind. You will stop believing in old foolish believes like trying to solve a problem with a hammer, like we do NOW by waging wars etc. ♥

When you choose to be the LOVE that is you, you become powerful beyond measure. You will recognize that nothing can hurt you and you will not bend from stating your truth in fear of repercussions or judgment. You become untouchable from the opinions of others, as you will know your truth fully, and you will have the courage to stand behind it ♥

When you ask your heart for advice, you will soon remember that you attract/create anything by what you think and the power of the feelings you add to that. So you will start using your mind and your heart consciously to create the world as you want to see it, instead of occupying your mind with things that you do not want to become real ♥

Even the gangs here that has tried to bother me, because they do not like that I call it chicken behavior to come 12 men to a fight with ONE, or carrying arms, is totally lost when they recognize that I do not fear them, and that they cannot pressure me in any way at all. They simply cannot handle that I do not judge them or fear them, and when I raise my energy they are not able to do anything to hurt me ♥

As ONE you will never let anyONE abuse another version of you, so there is no letting it be in ONENESS and LOVE. By choosing to be the LOVE from inside, you will change your world every moment by making choices of LOVE and caring. That is exactly what humanity need to finally set us FREE to live LIFE as a journey in happiness and JOY, as we are meant to ♥

I LOVE you and I see that you are LOVE and that you are ONE with all. I believe that being LOVE will solve all our problems, and urge you to choose it fully. This is my truth which is never a better truth. Your truth is found in your heart, and when choosing to listen to your heart instead of your mind, you will not only set yourself FREE, but set humanity FREE. ♥

Thank you for being such amazing versions of me. I LOVE you and I remember fully who you are. Fear not, for there is nothing in existence that can hurt you as you are an eternal being of LOVE, and you have been here forever in this precious moment of NOW, and will always be here ♥ The rest is just illusion ♥

I LOVE you ♥
Namaste
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Bent: ‎@Andy. Thank you LOVE ♥ We see this the same way ♥ These great teachers has shown us that the choice of stopping believing in the noise outside of us, and trusting your heart instead, will set us FREE of all the 'faulty' ways we do things ...NOW, because others has told us that it is how to do things, even though we have never gained the results we wanted by this behavior ♥ I just wrote about it in my comment above this ♥ It is also my truth that when asking your heart for your truth will set you FREE of limiting beliefs. It has never worked to try to create PEACE by waging war, but being PEACE and LOVE will bring PEACE to all ♥ I LOVE you ♥♥♥

♥Andy Skadberg: Yes, Bent, what a powerful sharing of yours, and you will find this is absolutely validated by a message that came to me with absolute clarity in a blog of mine - this message came so readily and easily that I suspect it came through inspiration from Source. http://13lightmessages.blogspot.com/2010/10/love-transcends_31.htm
Ron Alexander: One of my fav. quotes from Bible: "God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind."
Thanks so much Bent, I will share! in the Spirit of Love, ron


Lori Easterly:
Detachment is not cold or lacking compassion. A refusal to suffer by borrowing the pain of another is neither compassionate nor Loving. There is no need to re-suffer what has been healed in me. God I offer mySelf to Thee.

Tom Nadeau: Very nice Lori!!! And how true.

Lori Easterly: The sharing of the victory over my own difficulties can and will bare witness to those I would



Monday, December 27, 2010

I was going to give you a gift...

I was going to buy you a gift
a present but what's the point
of bringing gold to the gold mine,
or water to the Ocean. Everything
I came up with was like
taking spices to the Orient...
It's no good giving my heart and my
soul because you already have these.
So I have brought you a mirror...
Look at yourself and remember me.
Rumi



Unity-Koontz♥ ♥ ♥ ✿B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L✿♥ ♥ ♥
I really want to share this one.. do you mind?

Ron Alexander: Thanks again Patricia - perfect words for just after Christmas! Kelly, it is not like you don't have enough heartbreak (Opening) to deal with...appreciate you'll so much! And looking forward to seeing you and your family back here. Tell Bradley I want to get revenge in checkers, and teach him to play chess, if he wants...
Ron Alexander: Ah, Unity - share Love please - all of you - lets spread becoming a Divine Mirror around the world - so important! I am so grateful for Unity/Oneness spreading All over. We need to reach the Critical Mass before 2012. see worldonenesscommunity.com
Kelly Faith Payne: Love to you Ron....Bradley got a chess game from santa, so look out!
Dalai Lama
It is my firm conviction that human nature is essentially compassionate and gentle. That is the predominant feature of human nature. Anger, violence, and aggression may arise, but on a secondary or more superficial level; in a sense, they arise when we are frustrated in our efforts to achieve love and affection. They are not part of our most basic, underlying nature.
Love one another! NOW! ♥♥♥♥♥

Tonia Brown: DO IT! JEANNE COMMANDS IT!
Cindi Cranford: I just had this picture in my head... don't ask!
Tonia Brown: Oh Cindi! I do hope it's the same picture I have. mmmmmm. lovely love.....
Jeanne Porter Ashley: oh, gurls, you gonna make me blush...all over...too cold for skyclad, but...
Tonia Brown: Trust me Jeanne, there's nothing cold about my nice warm water bed. *lifts cover* come on in.. ;)
Heather Gaffney Darnell: Too cold for skyclad... but that's what blankets and warm bodies are for ;-)
Heather Gaffney Darnell: Oh... and what Tonia said...
Jeanne Porter Ashley: well, let's just gather in the entire world...one by one...under the warm covers...the blankets are ready...there is plenty of space for us...to give 'all' an idea of being LOVED and protected and wanted...so mote it be, metta, namaste'...gassho...I love you! ♥

Sunday, December 26, 2010

LISTENING


Dean A. Banks
What makes music beautiful are the spaces in between the notes. Without them the notes are drones without character, noise without form and a tonic statement without peace. Make time for the spaces in between the events in your life to listen to the guidance of creator of the universe. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


Philip Loveless: Thats a beautiful story Dean. I felt just like those cats at several Tibetn bowl healing concerts . Probably was puurrrring as well
Morris F. Keller: Everything in our universe has resonance, which means it vibrates emitting a frequency. The healing frequencies to our bodies are the ones emitted by the visible light spectrum like bathing in a rainbow of seven colors red, orange, yellow, blue, green, lavender and violet. Sound can duplicate these frequencies and heal our bodies as well. I have been involved in energy healing research for 25 years. check out our link: http://www.naturalcleansingtechniques.com/energy-healing.html Blessings, Morris
Ron Alexander: Great Dr. Dean. I meditated on Guidance this AM. Determined to listen, an hour and ten minutes went by like ten minutes. "I AM THAT. I AM LISTENING. I AM BEING GUIDED BY THE DIVINE NOW! x 7

Saturday, December 25, 2010

In These Arms, A Song for All Beings-Jennifer Berezan



This is a beautiful song based on the Buddhist prayer:
May all beings be happy
May all beings be safe
May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering
May all beings live in peace
also
The famous Meditation Teacher Jack Kornfeld shares some inspirational words.

Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?

Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple
clasping hands and pure hearts in the path to marriage? Can
there be anything more beautiful than young love?

Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle
of an old man and an old woman finishing their journed together
on that path. Their hands may be gnarled, but still clasped;
their faces wrinkled but still radiant; their hearts may
be tired and slow as well as their brain, but still strong
and wise with love and devotion to each other. Yes, there is
a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love.




It takes a person of great heart to see...the wisdom the elders have to offer, and so serve them out of gratitude for the life they have passed on to us.
Ken Nerburn



"The longer I live the
more beautiful
life becomes."

Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Gifts Suggestions - The Gift of Love Especially

“Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
...To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”


Oren Arnold

In the Spirit of Christ, my Gift is Love to Everybody and Everything. "There is no fear in love, for perfect love casteth out fear...as God is love." - 1 John 4:18, 16
I bless All with love today. I love All for love is an all-inclusive conception.
"This love is a healing power touching everything into wholeness, healin...g the wounds of experience with its divine balm."
Ernest Holmes

Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.
Blessed Mother Teresa
"Be love in action. Touch the life of another and watch that life transform forever." Panache Desai
Love is
patience & kind
not jealous or boastful
not arrogant or rude
not rejoicing at wrong
...rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things.
Believes all things
Hopes all things
Endures all things
. 1 Cor. 13:4
Thanks everybody, and I hope you having a wonderful loving Christmas day like I am... I AM "willing to die to the lesser, in order to be resurrected into the greater." Ernest Holmes
Diana Blue: You are a blessing, Ron. Your posts always fill me up:) Much joy to u

Ron, you sound so positive and so full of good energy that I need just a word from you. I'm sending you photo of my daughter Anamarija mother of two boys and good person. Unfortunately in september she was operated of brest cancer and is through chemo... She is doing fine and I'm optimistic. She has never been smoking, devoted to all responsibilities and to everybody.
What is happening to this world of ours?
Sorry but I need.....
.
Ron Alexandee: Dear M, all is in Divine Order! Your beautiful daughter went through all this for a Divine Reason! What is it? Could it be that she had to go though is so she could help others get through it? Whatever, God does not make mistakes. Healers are wounded before they can become healers themselves. It seems that the worst the disease, that one can get through, the better, more effective the healer one can become. One develops empathy & compassion which is so vital to becoming a healer. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all things shall be added unto you."
Encourage & role model putting Spirit first in your life and Ana. will follow your lead. Pray without ceasing! You are loved, beloved and loving, and leave the rest to God, in a Spirit of Oneness, ron

Marija: thank you Ron, thank you very much and have a peaceful and bessed Christmas . We'll be in touch my friend. Love and blessing.
"In our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives." -- Deepak Chopra
It is through you that the sun shines and the stars shed their luster, and the earth becomes beautiful. It is through your blessedness that they all love and are attracted to each other. You are in all and you are all. ~Swami Vivekenanda ♥
"Everything we call the world is a sensation in the body."~ Wise words of Deepak Chopra~

Feb. 11th - Feb. 13th with Michael & Doug (Oneness)

Hey Michael (@ Suzanne), our Oneness Blessing Groups are really blossoming more each week. Tonight, several of us committed to come there for Feb. 11 & 12th workshop! Can you send me info. about it. I would like to give you credit card # to reserve spot there. My friends Pam & Lisa just returned are are just glowing! Happy Holy Days and may 1011 be like Heaven (on Earth), ron

Michael Milner:

Hi Ron, You ROCK! Great news! I just Skyped with Doug Bentley. Florida will host a regional Oneness conference with the "new process" & Doug in attendance, Feb 11-13, the weekend of the big energy shift! We want to involve as many trainers as possible. Please, mark your calendar and let your local communities know. It will be a great opportunity for all the Trainers, Deeksha Givers & the Oneness community in our Southeast US region to join & work together. It is completely in our hands to make this happen.

Doug Bentley



We are planning to start Friday night Feb 11 and end by about 5PM Sunday afternoon. We do not yet know the location of the venue, probably in the Tampa area, nor do we know the specific details of the event (such as: Cost? Will it include a Oneness Awakening to initiate new Deeksha Givers? Will non Deesha Givers be able to participate in the "New Process"?). We will share details as they become available. It will definitely include the "New Process" Sri Bhagavan is introducing to us in January at the Trainers conferences in LA & Toronto which will be fully empowered... on Feb11!
Merry Christmas! Love & Hugs!
Michael




"When we begin to accept ourselves exactly as we are,
experiencing the full content of each moment without conflict or resistance,and join together around the world with others whose hearts are flowering, the Light of Infinite Love will flood the Earth!"
Thanks Michael Milner .. expect to be with you & Suzanne on Feb. 11th - 13th - hope you have the Oneness Blessing Training and Initiation also!
Loving our Oneness, ron
Lisa Jones: Thanks for sharing ron. Thanks to Michael and Suzanne for this past weekend. What a lovely experience. See you in February.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holy Days & May 2011 Be Like Heaven (on Earth)


Dalai Lama
People often expect the other person to respond first in a positive way, instead of taking the initiative to create that possibility. I feel that's wrong; it can act as a barrier that just promotes a feeling of isolation from others. To overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness, your underlying attitude m...akes a tremendous difference - approaching others with the thought of compassion in your mind is the best way.
One of my goals of the 2011 is to make it like Heaven and be a love finder and not a fault finder (goes along with The Dalai Lama above) peace, love & joy in Oneness, ron

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse


Solstice ceremony at Unity tonight at 7pm ‎& before church it is powerful to go to a beach or a field where you can watch the sun go down as the full moon comes up. You can feel the energetic surge from that. There is a group meeting at Isle of Light at 4:30 for that same reason, and then some of us will go to church leaving by 6pm for service starting at 7! Eclipse was spectacular last night (really very early this am, and five of us had a blast of dancing, affirmations and laughing. Peace, Love & Joy in Oneness, ron

Jeanne Porter Ashley: Ron, it was a very happy time dancing with you and everyone else on the frozen white beach sand... laughing and calling for more success, love and fun in the new year to come! Much love, Jeanne

Jeanne Porter Ashley
Solstice was clouded out! BUT, they are still up there letting us know that....brightness and longer light of day is happening now! Jeanne:
Bring on the light..s...s...s!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shutting the Monkey Mind Up & Loving the Ego!


Shutting the Monkey Up
My new friend asked me why I meditated in the AM?
She told me she could never understand meditation
then as "you wake up refreshed and ready to go".
I told her that I woke up with my thoughts all
...over the place - a "monkey mind" aptly called by
the Zen Buddhists, and I enjoy the sitting
in order to feel "refreshed and ready to go.

‎"Humankind (apologies to 'monkeys') differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away." Confucius
Whale wrote:
Ron, I agree - I have to do my practices before 10am in the morning - or my
days just don't flow and it is that (monkey chatter) that tells me things I
don't need to dwell on.

Making that connection every morning has strengthened me beyond m...y wildest dreams.

You may be doing this already - but if not - try this - Start bringing some cetaceans into your meditation with you daily and ask them to help you navigate the waters of your days.
working with the cetacean energy daily and sometimes 3-4 times a day for the 12-14 months - has changed my spiritual practice. It's calmer - it's more expansive - BIGGER maybe - it has added a beautiful addition to my practices.

Have an awesome weekend!

Staci


Travis E. Duke: For those looking to "understand " meditation...I wish you well on this hopeless struggle....For those looking to" practice" meditation...see you in the zendo @ 6:00 am.....
Ron Alexander: Or not! Tired of "practicing"? Real meditating - my choice is Vipassana!
Buddha's own - You have to go to ten day silent retreat, ten hrs per day and 2 hours of instruction at night. and complete it to even become a student. Or not - agre...e "understanding" is impossibe, however the experience is no-mind bliss to me!

Yewguan Tan: was there at 5am damn missed the meditation-i neither understood nor practiced meditation-i let it understand and practice me-thats the madness of 5am will try 6am
Ron Alexander: Yew are so funny! thanks for lighting up our life!
Jeanne Porter Ashley: so, those of us who wake up relaxed and ready to go..should..what? Wait til later, I guess! I always thought no question was a bad question...I'll keep my special later time-of-day, it works for me, my darlings! I think that is what it is about, though, if it works for us individually. Namaste' Metta Gassho
Travis E. Duke: Every once in a while, I do get tired of practicing...the trick is I don't let it stop me...I've been to several silent sesshins and , for me, if there is anything more real than zazen...I can't handle it!! " The zazen I speak of is not lea...rning meditation , it is the Dharma gate of repose & bliss, the practice realization of total accumulated enlightenment , it is the manifestation of ultimate reality " Dogen Zenji Of course, this is but one path to true freedom, there are several others. Bless you all in your travels ***

Jeanne Porter Ashley: Blessings on your path to true freedom, Travis, too! namaste, all!7
Ron Alexander: Travis, what a humble kind response! I was arrogant in my response and I apologize for it. I am not a good Vipassana meditator, however, like you, I do SIT! and thane I get to that place of being completely here sometimes that keeps me SITTING! Usually, it takes a good part of that 60 minutes to get there if I get to that blissful place of feeling pure freedom, however it is worth it! So I am a practitioneer too. And I don't sit the other hour that Goenka recommendts - maybe 15 minutes or so before bed time, because usually the meditation gets me so charged I can''t sleep, however the "charge" is not the goal, equanimity is, which is good for sleep, so I am very far from being a "good" meditator. Need a few more of those silent retreats - at least you can go for 3 days once you are an "old" student! And a student needing practice is me
Travis E. Duke: Apology accepted Ron !! Although to be honest, I didn't take offense the first time... To me, just starting over & over again with humility & equanimity is enlightenment, (like I would know??/ HAHA) Besides, buddhist precepts caution against "harboring ill will" so given that I can't fully live up to them anyway, I need to do the best I can. Finding our own path and sticking to it , no matter what, is, for me, where it's at. What anyone else needs to do---I haven't the foggest notion, trulyRon Alexander: Good dialogue! vs. discussing (dissing & cussing) - learning alot here, thank you, Travis et. al.
Yewguan Tan: a glimpse i had was that we Always operate at Deepest and Highest levels of Meditation-anything else we allow in the day is optional-

i am embarrassed to say i am a meditator perhaps a mediator-
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Ron Alexander: Ah Yew, always out of the box thinking! I luv it! thanks! Not attached to any result I have been taught...sadness, fear - let it go...happiness, bliss let it go, as it all passes anyway! Mindfulness or what Goenka calls equanimity is the de...sired result - the middle road between the extremes, when I can get there in meditation, I am much more effective and creative in my work and relationships, although stormy seas occur, I know which sails to set! and head as quickly as possible to a safe harbor. A safe return to equanimity is what I call Grace. The more awakened the quicker the cruise.
Most of my life has been on stormy seas. However, I am glad to say finally, I reach safer quieter refuge harbors quicker, as I meditate more. Ironically, (Yew might like this?), at the same time, these harbors of repose are also fountains of youth. And I have to credit yoga, tai chi, Unity Oneness, Science of Mind, great growing community of spiritual friends (including you wise guys on cyberspace!)
Travis E. Duke:
" Whatever teachings there are in Zen, they come out of one's own mind . We teach ourselves ; Zen merely points the way D. T. Suzuki
Travis E. Duke: Hard to believe intellectually : That you can have it all, by giving up everything....." Look within , thou art the Buddha " The Buddha
May be saying the same thing, as you Bobby, however with all respect I want to expound on this important subject - Part of dualism is thinking that our ego is seperate from ourselves. "Earth guide" termed by Gary Zukav is best name for ego ...I have heard. Now it is problem to be "egotistical or egoist" - that is ego out of balance. Freud in the 1930's originally named the "ego" the connection between the id (our instinctual self) and the superego (our higher self). Helen was the one who started the demonizing of the ego when she channeled ACIM. Bill Thetford, the scribe of ACIM and Helen's boss, told us when we studied with him in Tiburon (along with Jerry Jampolsky) to "tear out those pages". Don't try to overcome the ego, unless you are ready to leave your body and the earth or possibly if you live in monastery or ashram where you can be fully supported - fed, clothed, etc.

Shirley Smith: Go Ron..Go Ron....I feel ya. More like I have to deal with this all the time. ughh. I know the answer is to overcome with love, but growth can get pretty messy.

Rajiv Pandit: I absolutely agree with Ron Alexander: Ego is that by which we remain in superficial touch with ourselves and with the external world, it is as much our existence in the body as is the body itself. The only way to let go of Ego is to die.
The problem is not Ego - but...
a) Lack of Ego - not being in touch with ourselves and with external reality - being driven by animal desires or fears
b) SuperEgo - being driven by ideals and strong values - which could get dangerous if they become rigid and tyrannical. The superego is generally well under control if the values / ideals are our own original and heartfelt or "lived" ideals or values, but it can go out of control if it is an "acquired" superego - brainwashed and indoctrinated into us from external sources - through manipulative and sometimes harsh means.
Ron Alexander: Rajiv Pande:" I absolutely agree with Ron Alexander: (Thanks so much, Pande This is Ron and I have healed my ego, it was pretty sick - weak which led to nervous breakdown when my ex-wife betrayed me, and now my ego is well again thanks to Spirit!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

You are not your story!

Barb Walker: Had a dream last night about working and woke up realizing how much of my life I felt like a fraud, feeling like I had to pretend to be what some boss or lover wanted. The trouble is, then we don't get to give the gifts we really bring. I have retired in more ways than one. But what a waste!
Ron Alexander: that is not a dream my dear, it is a nightmare - let it go and realize the Truth - Your Generous Gregarious Inspirational self of who you really are !John Childs: Barb you arn't the story. Love ya!

“Wallowing in the past may be good literature. As wisdom, it's hopeless. Time Regained is Paradise Lost, and Time Lost is Paradise Regained. Let the dead bury their dead. If you want to live at every moment as it presents itself, you've got to die to every other moment.” ~ Aldous Huxley

"I am not a victim of the world I see." ACIM





Sometimes I go about pitying myself and all the time, I am being carried by great wings across the sky. Chippewa



“God gave me nothing I wanted;

he gave me everything I needed.”

~ Swami Vivekananda



IF YOU DISTANCE YOURSELF
only for an hour
from your endless thoughts
what do you think will happen

...If you let yourself sink
just like a fish
into the ocean of our love
what do you think will happen
BELOVED

Yewguan Tan:
we have the ability to heal ourselves of anything we have the permission now and the time
Jen Briggs: limited only by images of a lesser GOD than ourself's DIVINE ESSENCE ♥
Great response , Jen!
RUMI

Life is a song ... sing it.
Life is a game ... play it.
Life is a challenge ... meet it.
Life is a dream ... realize it.
Life is a sacrifice ... offer it.
...Life is love ... enjoy it.

~ Sai Baba

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Emmanuel Jal - We Want Peace Official Music Video feat Alicia Keys, Geor...


Peace by Christmas, Peace everyday!

Peace by Christmas, peace everyday.
On Christmas day people strive to be LOVING, caring, compassionate, giving, sharing and kind. Even soldiers in war are known to find PEACE and stop fighting on this day. We think of the wonderful example of Jesus who taught us of LOVE, ONENESS, forgiving and JOY of each other. When ...you recognize your ONENESS with all , and live the truth of your heart, every day becomes Christmas! Bent Kim Lundberg

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

To see heaven...


To see a world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.


William Blake

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

OneSpirit Lightbody Dancing




Derek Stone:
We are all connected through forms of Vibration; Spiritually, Mentally and Physically. We are One, we all came from One and our re-incarnations provide us with opportunites (Freewill) to get back to being One. Nobody is better than anybody else because we are all One. ONE ONE ONE - Love Everybody
This photo ...was taken of Javier and me by Eva Tzoumas at a Awakening to Oneness Event. Spirits Dancing
!
Jeanne Porter Ashley Beautiful dancing spirits, Ron & Javier, in the flow!
Eva Tzouma Javier and Ron you are such a magnificent angels!!! I love you both!!!
Derek Stone Thanks for sharing Brother Ron and beautiful Photo
Bunni Vaughan Healy With all due respect, we don't need "to get back to being one". We only need to get back to knowing that we are all and always one whether we know it or not.
Ron Alexander You, HoniONieBunni, are so RIGHT. I am sure Derek meant to write "Being One is so much fun!" Me, I would rather be happy!
Ron Alexander ‎"Joy is the realization of the truth of oneness..." in the Joy of Oneness, ron


We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. - Dalai Lama
Jeanne Porter Ashley:
They say it is to know union with love
That the soul takes union with the body.
Love makes a man affectionate toward all,
And affection affords the priceless treasure of friendship
.
Hindu











Sunday, December 12, 2010

Put a Little Love in Your Heart


Getting in the Holy Days Spirit! This has scenes from the deLIGHTful movie scrooged starring Bill Murray!

Turnaround of the Heart (deep appreciation) / Adyashanti



The beauty of Self is that it's not a matter of acquiring anything, being held in high regard, or being seen or noticed. It's a matter of being the intrinsic beauty of what you are, that inner blessedness. To experience that deeply, just let it sink in, not as an answer but as a question: Could it be that this blessedness is what I am?--
Adyashanti

Relaxing the Self (vs. killing off the ego)

The last chapter in Buddha's Brain is brilliant: "Relaxing the Self" (instead of killing off the ego - my words).
This Buddha quote segues in nicely: Do not judge yourself harshly. Without mercy for ourselves we cannot love the world. -- Buddha

"Love the person you are , as much as you would care about any person
dear to you, but don't love the self or any other mind object."
BUDDHA'S BRAIN, Rick Hanson, et. al.

Dr. Hanson goes on to even defend the "self" (which appears to be his word of choice instead of the demonized "ego"): "The apparent self is useful for relationships and
for a healthy sense of psychological coherence over time. Humans have a sense of self
because it served vital survival functions during our evolution. It is pointless to be averse to the self, since aversion intensifies the self. The point is to see through the self and let it relax and disperse.
The self grows through identification, possession, pride and separation from the world and life. We explored many ways to disengage from these and, instead, center increasingly in openhearted spaciousness, goodwill towards one's own thriving, and in contented peaceful relationships with other beings."
It is so refreshing to read the above without hearing about how we have to "trash the ego" "as being "averse to the 'ego', strengthens the 'ego'. Needless to say I highly recommend BUDDHA'S BRAIN!
ron alexander

Friday, December 10, 2010

Need Know Nothing Except That We Have the Knower Within

Bobby Hinkle: If you think you have all the answers, pitch everything out and start over

Ron Alexander: Need know nothing EXCEPT that we have the KNOWER within!
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what part of us questions and what part knows? ♥ LovePeace
Ron Alexander:
I would say the wondrous child part of us questions and the Perfect Unlimited One Inside Knows. "And to enter the gates of heaven, one must become as a child again." THE KNOWER is already in Heaven on Earth.

It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Ron Alexander Need know nothing EXCEPT that we have the KNOWER WITHIN.
Ron Alexander: And it is healthy to "not be angry with critics, but take in good heart whatever they might have to say." Take it lightly, that is...
Byron Katy was brilliant at taking in criticism and replying: "I can see that about myself." Safety lies i...n being defenseless - some martial arts teach this...

Jeanne Porter Ashley: The wonderous child part...nice, Ron! More of that, please!
Thankas Inn Dharamshala: this morning i read the quote again, same reaction LOL, but this time it went deeper, we take conclusions , thinking we have the answers, but actually it is the so called answers that makes us blind for the present ...moment, thinking " i hav...e seen it all, know it all" But sooner or later these walls come down to shed new light on reality ♥,
how merciful life is, to give us opportunity to learn, learn learn, grow grow grow!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What is it like to be awakened?

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Russian Oneness Community interviews Alina Shalev - an awakened member of the California Oneness Community - worldonenesscommunity.com
Comment by Maria Bernett "1 day ago I saw Alina at the Oneness Intensive in Los Angeles in November. After dinner about 200 participants returned to the conference room for our session with her and Stuart Mooney, another awakened OBG. Everyone was talking so much and the room was very loud. I looked up and saw the two close their eyes. No one seemed to be paying attention as the talking continued loudly. Within about 30 seconds the entire conference room was in complete silence and we all had our eyes closed and were in a blissful meditative state. This happened without any words and without us being prompted in any way. It just happened that we were suddenly in this state.

It showed me that while I sometimes go in and out of states that are similar to what Alina describes in her interview, the state of permanent awakening is so much more profound and truly one awakened being can have such a positive effect on large groups of people just by their mere presence.

Just seeing and experience this was a great revelation for me, as she is a mother and has a normal life just like so many of us. Although intellectually I knew that through Grace anyone can become awakened, I had the concept deep inside that one had to be a monk or a sage of some sort to become awakened. Thank you Alina. Thank you Oneness Russia. ."


From above: "Everyone was talking so much and the room was very loud. I looked up and saw the two close their eyes. No one seemed to be paying attention as the talking continued loudly. Within about 30 seconds the entire conference room was in complete silence and we all had our eyes closed and were in a blissful meditative state. This happened without any words and without us being prompted in any way. It just happened that we were suddenly in this state."Alina: My "I" just completely disappeared.
‎"Your Awakened State is there already there. You were born in this Natural State. It will never leave you. It is not effort but surrender that will get you there."

Bunni Vaughan Healy:
My life is turning more and more into the state she is talking about. Having experienced it (and it is the greatest high ever) it makes me wonder at how I can spend even minutes outside of this state of bliss/oneness/knowing. In that awakened state it is almost impossible to imagine getting hooked into some ego issue then something catches me off guard and I get knocked off center (which is really minor and only lasts minutes compared to my completely off center & angry reactions of years ago). However, I can remember now within seconds that I am off center, that I am the one who needs a re-adjustment.

It is so amazing and seems so simple. Then I laugh. I've been working at this really simple shift for 40 years now. I used to fight for it now I practice non-resistance for it. .

Bonnie Scrudato:
Woo Hoo! .
Ron Alexander: And that is why I call you "HoniOnieBunni", my dear One, ron

" If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa


Jeanne Porter Ashley: Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small. ~
Lamar Holmes: Since we all know within ourselves we are peace, where we came from is peace. We came here to experience peace on these creational levels, we need only to show acts of peace to bring forth that peace that is within our hearts and soul, and it shall be for we are truly one family, one being in the mind of God and in reality. As we walk down the street and look into each others eyes we see ourselves for we are cut from the same cloth

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When people start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, they often think tha...t somehow they're going to improve, which is a sort of subtle aggression against who they really are. It's a bit like saying, "If I jog, I'll be a much better person." "If I could only get a nicer house, I'd be a better person." "If I could meditate and calm down, I'd be a better person"...

But loving-kindness - maitri - toward ourselves doesn't mean getting rid of anything. Maitri means that we can still be crazy after all these years. We can still be angry after all these years. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. The point is not to try to change ourselves. Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already. The ground of practice is you or me or whoever we are right now, just as we are. That's the ground, that's what we study, that's what we come to know with tremendous curiosity and interest.
- Pema Chodron
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those Zens always trying to throw us a curveball, sometimes they work and sometimes you get hit upside the head and they hurt. This one was pretty effective, and of course, taking the "try" out, we do become better, more compassionate, more joyful, more peaceful with more loving kindness, re we meditate.
Being the Knower, has the caveat of meaning we need to become better listeners too! as One, ron
I AM THAT, I AM THE KNOWER, I LISTEN & KNOW WHAT TO DO

Saturday, December 4, 2010

One Love | Playing For Change | Song Around the World



"It is time for the world to unite as a human race." Bob Marley

Jackie Connell: One love, one heart, lets get together and feel alright!

Jeanne Porter Ashley: This is the Best documentary! Thanks & hugs, Ron! LOVE always matters! ♥

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other."lucian de crescenzo

Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
--- Socrates

Love is the beginning of the journey, its end & the journey itself. Enjoy the journey because you are here for a reason. Deepak Chopra
Great quote - I am going to share it! Reminds me of "We are created to love and be loved." by Ma T. .
Ankith Lord:
Because:)
Love is the answer, and if there is a question, it is do you love yourself?

Noy: I love myself. In doing so, I am rest assured that I could give much more to those around me. Loving-kindness (multiplied in multitudes) ... given/shared - as it radiates and ripples and bounces back; cycled in hundred-folds (clusters upon clusters --- aplenty!!!). Wow! LOVE all over ... everywhere ... striking everyone with sweet punch each time. I'm right now > in state of dream ... in state of bliss. How truly very cool!!!! LOVE-JOY-LOVE-JOY ... I love you WORLD!!!

Do not judge yourself harshly. Without mercy for ourselves we cannot love the world. -- Buddha
Ron Alexander: ‎"Love the person you are , as much as you would care about any person
dear to you, but don't love the self or any other mind object."
BUDDHA'S BRAIN, Rick Hanson, et. al.

The One Powerby liz v.


recognize the signs
apply the teachings
discover the magic

all connects with the
universal laws of nature

through form and
consciousness

shifting
aligning
encompassing

detach and accept

what was and
what will be
again

walk being
embrace knowing
breathe experiencing

dance with the energy
that is both your doorway
and shield
to the magical power

of Love

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion



Following in the footsteps of his father, the great Bob Marley - ONE LOVE!

"I LOVE you. I adore you. I see
how special you are. There is nothing in universe exactly like you.
The most beautiful experience I know is watching your JOY expanding
inside you and turn into your wonderful smile that can heal a world
with its JOYFUL vibrations. Remember that you are the LIGHT, and
...please share in fullness the totally unique miracle of creation that
you are. Shine your LIGHT"~
Bent Kim Lundberg

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source. Leo Tolstoy

Noy Traba-Rumi
Don't mind the destination,
Don't mind the end.

Don't mind the good or bad
or right and wrong.
...Grow from the past,
But grab hold of now.
Now is always evolving.
Listen my love,

As you walk this eternal path,
Show courage by remaining guiltless
in the midst of an ever-reaching end
---Rumi

Jeanne Porter Ashley:
Oh, very nice! But, I don't believe "Don't mind the Destination" is a Rumi...
I do like this:

Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.
(Inscribed at the tomb of Jelaluddin Rumi)

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive."
~ The Dalai Lama

‎"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."--Rumi

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inspiration From Spiritual Teachers: Joyful Words Of Wisdom (including appreciating ego)


Homa LightChild: loved it Thank you dear Ron for sharing

Mark Stone: Thank You Ron!!
Lamar Holmes: Very inspiration with words and pictures full of hope and a way of life that is meant to be lived in the now! C. Ron thank you very much for sharing this with the world.

‎"Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression.
We experience joy in formng the intention of being generous.
We experience joy in the actual act of giving something.
And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given."
Buddha

"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." ~ Mother Teresa

Ron Alexander ‎"To have joy one must share it." Lord Byron and sharing with pets is a win-win situation!
Muhadi Wiyono: a comment above me gave me aha moment and about win win solution gave me ahahahahaha moment. Thanks for sharing, ron. Love your comment.
Ron Alexander: hahahahahahaha, great Bro Muhadi!- angels can fly cause they take themselves so lightly! Thanks Danny!
Ha, aha! lets keep this joy training on the tracks - "Joy is the realization of the truth of oneness..." Tagore

"Joy depends on being in harmony with our soul."

Anonymous

The root of joy is gratefulness...Brother David Steindl-Rast

"Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God."

Robert Schuller

"The beating heart of the universe is holy joy."

Martin Buber

"We can do nothing well without joy, and a good conscience which is the ground of joy."

Sibbes

"The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach, is Joy."

Fra Giovanni

"I do not teach children, I give them joy."

Isadora Duncan

"Joy is you at the deepest level, and your joy is one with the infinite timeless joy of this unbound universe."

Robert Ellwood



"When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom."

Marianne Williamson


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"Remember to light the candle of joy daily and all the gloom will disappear from your life."

Djwhal Khul


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"You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail."

Buffy Sainte-Marie


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"Joy is untouched by circumstance."

Unknown


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"In thy presence is fullness of joy."

Psalms 16:11


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"Joy is the echo of God’s life in us."

Abbot Coumba Marmion


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"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

Guatama Buddha


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"What I know for sure is that you feel real JOY in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth."

Oprah


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"Joy springs from within; no one makes you joyous; you choose joyfulness."

Unknown


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"Thou has made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance."

Acts 2:28


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"True joy results when we become aware of our connectedness to everything."

Paul Pearsall

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"Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing."

Phil Jackson

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"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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"Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters."

Oprah


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"Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him."

Sathya Sai Baba


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"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with."

Mark Twain


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"Follow your bliss."

Joseph Campbell


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"Joy is not in things; it is in us."

Richard Wagner


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"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy."

Sarah Ban Breathnach


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"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

Psalm 30:5


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"Release the joy that is inside of another, and you release the joy that is inside of you."

Neal Donald Walch


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"Joy is the infallible sign of the Presence of God."

Rev. Joyce


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"Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm."

Jean Paul F. Richter

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"It is okay to feel more Joy than the people around you. It is one of the greatest gifts we can give. They need our Joy, not our sadness."

Unknown

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"We need Joy as we need air.
We need Love as we need water.
We need each other as we need the earth we share."

Maya Angelou


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"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."

Frederick Wm. Faber


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"The only true measure of success is the amount
of joy we are feeling."

Abraham - Hicks

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"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."

Wilfred T. Grenfell

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"If you are not living in Joy, you are out of integrity with your Soul."

Michael Bernard Beckwith

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"I am a gift of joy that God gives to a wonderful world."

Ernest Holmes

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"Following the basic laws of the Universe leads us to a life of total and complete joy in every moment."

Arnold Patent


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"Your true nature is purity, peace, and joy. "

Sai Baba

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"...keep knocking, and the Joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there."

Rumi
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"The artesian well of joy never runs dry. We clog it with our thoughts."

Don Blanding


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"...focus on the journey, not the destination.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."

Greg Anderson


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"Love is the unifier, the motivator and the source of joy
for every being."

Sai Baba


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"Heaven, the treasury of everlasting Joy."

Shakespeare


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"Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in Joy. Not knowing Joy, we do not know ourselves."

Marianne Williamson


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"Always remember, Joy is not incidental to spiritual quest.
It is vital."

Rebbe Nachman


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"Joy needs no object; it is our own nature."

Sai Baba


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"There is no real and true Joy if that Joy is not imbued with love.
Love cannot exist without Joy."

Saraydarian
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"Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans."

Marianne Williamson (A Woman's Worth)


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"Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy
there is no creation: know the nature of joy."

Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


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"True joy is that which gives us more energy
and makes us feel more alive."

Robert Puryear


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"Joy is the flag you fly when the Prince of Peace
is in residence within your heart."

Wilfred Peterson


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"Joy is unlimited, because each shining thought of love
extends its being and creates more of itself"

A Course in Miracles (T22.VI 14:8)


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"Scatter Joy"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Joy is a great purifier. It burns away many polluted currents trying to reach us."

Torkom Saraydarian -Irritation - The Destructive Fire


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"This is the true joy in life...being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one... being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

George Bernard Shaw


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"Joy is the highest expression of Love.
In it is found the principle connection to Life and to the divine essence that is the creator."

Galactic Federation

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"From joy springs all creation, By joy it is sustained,
Towards joy it proceed, And unto joy it returns."

The Upanishads


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"Without Joy in your life you are powerless."

Joyce Meyers

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"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your JOY."

Thich Nhat Hanh


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"I have a wonderful joy in a wonderful way
and my wonderful joy has come to stay."

An Affirmation by Florence Scovel Shinn


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"Now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of Joy
and just be Joyful."

Anonymous


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The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life."

Jack Boland


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"Success is only measured in terms of JOY"

Abraham-Hicks

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"JOY is an attribute of LOVE. It cannot be experienced where there is not LOVE. As you give more love you have more joy"

Anonymous

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"Goodness of heart is life to a man, joy is what gives him length of days."

A Testament verse dating back to the reign of Solomon

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"The closer you come to your core, the greater is your joy."

Torkom Saraydarian

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"If we follow our own instincts, our wishes, our own thoughts,
our own decisions, we should never know anything but joy
and health."

Jack Boland


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"Joy is a quality of the soul and is realized in the mind when
personality and soul are in alignment."

Djwhal Khul


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"Joy springs from within. No one makes you joyous; you choose
joyfulness."

Author unknown


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"Unconditional love is our essence and joy is it's expression."

Author unknown


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"Joy is the freedom of movement without interruption. It is the
freedom of expression without judgment."

Author unknown

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"The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because
of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of
the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It becomes your
mark, your nature, your name. It is a wonder-working technique
that will produce wonders in your life."

Jack Boland


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"When we love unconditionally, with our hearts wide open, we
feel joyfulness."


Arnold Patent


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"The greatest gift that one human being can give another is
unconditional love. It's the only thing, ultimately, that really
matters."

Joy Gardner


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"Never miss a joy in this world of trouble-that's my theory!....
Happiness, like mercy,is twice blest: it blesses those most
intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see
it, hear it, touch it or breathe the same atmosphere."


Kate Douglas Wiggin


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"Joy is prayer - Joy is strength- Joy is love - Joy is a net of love
by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."

Mother Teresa


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"Absolute Reality is expressed by existing ever in a state of upwelling Joy."
P.C. Mehta


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"From joy springs this universe; in joy it has it's being,
and unto joy it returns."
Brihadaranyaka Upanisad

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"May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out."

Jim Rohn


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"Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."

Swedish proverb


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"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."

Mother Teresa


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"Joy is the state of the human soul who is not identified with the personality. Happiness is a state of the soul who is identified with the personality and enjoys the life in the personality."

Torkom Saraydarian


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"Joy is the highest expression of love."

Abraham-Hicks


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Jeanne Porter Ashley via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review: ego IS good...keeps us from running into each other as we walk down the sidewalk...♥Hang On to Your Ego | Tricycle
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Although many believe that the ego is just a source of trouble, Thanissaro Bhikkhu teaches that a healthy, functioning ego is a crucial tool on the path to Awakening.

Jeanne Porter Ashley: Ron, interesting, after our recent conversation, to see this article jump up on the web -- huh? I appreciate your valuing the ego, as I do. Poor thing has been so maligned by so many...I love my ego and am grateful to it for letting / helping me BE me...lol!
Ron Alexander: Gary Zukav calls the ego our Earth Guide. Freud, who identified and named it in the 1930's along with the id (instinctual part of self) and superego (our highest self), calls it our "conscious bridge between the id and superego.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Answer is LOVE - The Question May Be do you Love Yourself?

love Yourself: What I think of myself will reflect on how I treat and look at others ~ ♥ ♥
Lisa Jones:
You know we all hear growing up to have compassion, love and kindness. Why do we assume that it is for everyone and then exclude ourselves? That we are not worthy? Watch your mind, the words and judgements you have about yourself. Now, play the opposite game or reverse psychology. How does that feel??? Now that's what I'm sayin'...kickin' ain't it! Love yourself! Peace out! ♥ ♥ ♥
Ron Alexander: You are the Light of the World, so unconditional love for yourself is in order, right? & "I AM!" I am so grateful, Lisa - Hi Pam!

Claiming your own blessedness
always leads to a deep desire
to bless others.

Henri Nouwen
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Love is the beginning of the journey, its end & the journey itself. Enjoy the journey because you are here for a reason. Deepak Chopra
Ron: Great quote (thanks Jeannie) - I am going to share it! Reminds me of "We are created to love and be loved." by Ma T. .
Ankith Lord:
Because:) Love is the answer, and if there is a question, it is do you love yourself?

Noy: I love myself. In doing so, I am rest assured that I could give much more to those around me. Loving-kindness (multiplied in multitudes) ... given/shared - as it radiates and ripples and bounces back; cycled in hundred-folds (clusters upon clusters --- aplenty!!!). Wow! LOVE all over ... everywhere ... striking everyone with sweet punch each time. I'm right now > in state of dream ... in state of bliss. How truly very cool!!!! LOVE-JOY-LOVE-JOY ... I love you WORLD!!!

Do not judge yourself harshly. Without mercy for ourselves we cannot love the world. -- Buddha
Ron Alexander: ‎"Love the person you are , as much as you would care about any person dear to you, but don't love the self or any other mind object." BUDDHA'S BRAIN, Rick Hanson, et. al.
Today everything that emanates from
my consciousness will bless and heal.(
ron)


PatriciaCotaRobles | November 28, 2010
The Answer Is LOVE! by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles

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"Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities."– Dalai Lama.... Take a moment to appreciate yourself today.
Remember you are loved!
Karen Reider

"You cannot control how other people feel as feelings are a personal matter. They are created by your thoughts, and you are in total control, as you can change your feelings by changing your mind. Never let anyONE play victim by claiming that you are the reason they feel bad. They own their feelings. Observe that claiming anyONE made you feel bad is giving your power away. Just change you mind" Bent Kim Lundberg

Diane Lakies: This truth is within us, it sets one free and fills one with peace. I am One. Thank you, Bent, for shining! Sending you infinite Love and Light ~

Jeanne Porter Ashley:
thanks Ron for all his gifts of healing...spent time at his home and walked the beach...talked late into the night and experienced the Oneness Blessing, Loving Kindness yoga, Unity book club on the book Buddha's Brain, Ran Dass's new book Be Love Now, Pat Conroy in person, and, good food to nourish the body. You are amazing, Capt. Ron! All my love, Jeanne ♥♥
Thomas Lavendol: Hey Jeanne, If anyone needed a break right now it is you, the very best thoughts to ya always, Tom22 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 2 people
Anne Snyder Fogleman: Wow. Sounds aahhhhhhhhh wonderful.

Jeanne Porter Ashley: Thanks, everyone! Ron is a beautiful person, inside and out. He has the most beautiful, huge heart and is loving, generous, curious, fun. I am honored to call him my friend. ♥♥♥
Susan Price-James: If he makes you that happy, then I'm a fan of Capt. Ron's! This is all so good for you! (((♥)))6 hours ago · UnlikeLike · 2 people
Jeanne Porter Ashley: Suzie, am I gushing about a marvelous person...yep...and, as a spiritual, metaphysical adult human it is very nice to find like-minded out there in the morass...such as yourself, my good friend.♥

Ron Alexander: Now to help fight child abuse _ I am popeye the sailorman! Eat your spinach! Even though, when I was a child that felt like abuse when Mom plopped a big spoon of it on my plate almost ruining the black-eyed peas, fried okra & fried chicken....
I AM THAT, I AM POPEYE LIGHT, I... AM THAT NOW! 7X

Jeanne Porter Ashley likes this.Ron Alexander I was able to use Pat Conroy's book character "The Boo" today at Susan's Unity Light workshop (excellent) to demonstrate "Tough Love" - how the gruff Col. disciplinarian at The Citadel was beloved by Pat's fellow cadets, because he was fair, though tough, and they knew he had compassion underneath all that gruff appearance.
Jeanne Porter Ashley: Ron, how perfect...I think that decree is delightful!