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
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.(

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

Artwork by
Daniel B Holeman
Gaelyn Larrick
Josephine Wall

"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....

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!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Satsang Potpourri with Mooji

Mooji is Light - wisely very funny! What problem? Followers go up to him in satsang and laugh so hard they forget what their question is...

Mindfulness, Equanimity, & Grace All the Same?

Mindfulness = Equanimity = Grace to me. When I meditate alot, I get into mindfulness which means I am in the moment and achieving things effortlessly, creatively with peacefulness and a sense of accomplishment. Isn't that the same qualities as Equanimity & Gracefulness?

Robyn Summers-Shelley: nothing of real worth can be bought... love.. friendship.. honour.. valour.. respect.. all these things have to be earned.............
Ron Alexander: Thank God for Loving Grace - no need for buying or "earning" - just Accepting! In all due respect, Robyn, how do you define "Grace"? It is a tricky hard to understand Concept. Thank you, dear One, I appreciate you.
Robyn Summers-Shelley: not sure about that one either Ron??????........something that comes to mind ...there for the grace of god go i........."

Everyday Grace" or Brother Lawrence's "God's Presence Everywhere" or something like that. Brother L. wrote it a few hundred years ago. He was a "lower" Monk, who had to scrub floors, clean bathrooms, and he saw God in all of his activites and wrote this little book about it, that still shows up in bookstoresman."

‎Jeanne Porter Ashley: Everyday Grace is present within, without, permeates, all is. Thanks, Ron, thanks! In LOVE, Jeanne♥

Ron: Is Grace simply the gift of being completely present?

Bunni Vaughan Healy: I don't think it is. I have some control over being present or not. I can work on that and change how often and how deeply I can be in that state. I consider grace to be that illusive miracle energy that I can't make happen myself. It is a free gift. Unwarranted by anything I can see or cause.

Peggy Young Portmaybe Grace helps us BE present ... by expanding in love.
Ron Alexander: Thanks for your thoughtful answers HoniOniBunni & Peggy. What about this question- Is the feeling/energy of Grace simply the gift of being simply completely present. I know if I am in mindfulness after meditating, I am in equanimity and that "feels" like Grace to me.

Peggy Young Port ‎~ Personally, I think anytime we expand in Love, it's Grace (from Grace, in Grace, and creating Grace). --Irregardless of how we get there (expanded). And meditation is a good way to get there, right?
Ron Alexander: Thanks again Peggy, I do appreciate your wisdom. Indeed, meditation/prayer/affirmation (I do them all while sitting) is the best way I find to get to the "feeliing" of Love, which I also call equanimity, (peace, love & joy in balance) & bliss (a combo of peace, love & joy). I usually even give myself a nice foot massage after the hour of sitting. And then I am buzzing with Mindful Energy, which I am calling Grace for now?

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Best (Most Loving) Thanksgiving Ever

What am I most grateful for - that heaven is here and now & that we are all parts of each other! Happy Thanksgiving EveryOne! (Satchitananda - Truth - Consciousness - Bliss = Heaven) So how do we obtain this Heaven on Earth?
Upon further reflection & a wonderful vision last night, what I am most grateful for - the love in my life, the realization that we are here to love and be loved. May you have the most joyful loving Thanksgiving ever - even those in other countries where it is not celebrated - celebrate anyway! We are all One in Love, beloving, beloved, ron

Give Out Only Love & Then Only Love Will Come Back
‎"What you give out and what you have given out before will always come back to you; be it hate, love, anger, joy, hurting or healing, etc. What happens in your life or what not happens is based on this. Change your mindset; start now and give out only Love and then only Love will come back it is Divine Law. We are all ...Gods in the re-making and we can have anything we want we just need to relearn this." Love Everybody

Decree of the day:

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.

...- The Dhammapada

Sunie SeventhHeart:
Universe Sharing.... when you love you... the Universe sings back to you.
Marianne Williamson: Suggestion for Thanksgiving Day: When you wake up in the morning, close your eyes and think about every person you know you're going to be spending the day with. Silently bless them, as well as any others you might be w...ith at Thanksgiving Dinner and so forth. Friends, family, difficult relatives, whatever....just send love, and pray to be a blessing on everyone you meet all day. (Report back!)
Ron Alexander: Somebody took Marianne's suggestion for me today. I woke up with a delightful friend< who is hosting a feast tonight, hugging me from behind. I felt pumped up with love. Great way to start Thanksgiving Day - the best (most Loving) ever.
"There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in Love.
Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds...
This was ordained in creation.
Only from the heart can you reach the sky:
The Rose of Glory can grow only from the heart."
For another post later: "Death is an illusion and you are
an eternal being. When you shift state to the invisible realm you
will observe that you are still here. You will meet all that has gone
before you and all that has stayed behind, as everyONE has a soul
representation, and all are going to eat at the table of god. There no other place to go. Drop that worry and live without fear. LIFE
is meant to be JOYFUL"~
Bent Kim Lundberg
"Love is letting go of fear. God did not give us a spirit of fear,but of power, love and a sound mind."
♥ Life.... a wonder and adventure indeed ~ ..Love Yourself ~
"A very powerful virus is spreading fast around the globe. The virus named 'B1' has been nick named 'The LOVE Bug', as it infects via smiles, eye contact and shared joyful feelings. Symptoms are a total obsession of LOVE, Gratitude, Kindness, Caring and like feelings, and there is no known cure. The virus is NOW becoming pandemic and will change the world as we know it. Be aware for the LOVE bug"~Bent Kim Lundberg

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ram Dass interviews Thicht Nhat Hanh

Noy Traba-g:
Very interesting ... two gentle yet powerful souls. Enjoy

Awareness of anger, embracing it with mindfulness & transforming it to compassion. "When you are angry, you are not lucid." Use energy of understanding and co...mpassion energy transformed from anger

Full Moon Light Shine Surfing

Moon Light Surfers
When the moon is overhead,
the waves of the ocean
reflect the light racing
along the curve until it breaks,
like a surfer going through a
barrel the light quickly dispersing
on the break catching glimpses of
the broken rays just as fragment
glances of a swamped surfer
appear through the water.

Noy Traba-g: ‎3Ps!!!!!!!!!!! Pure, pristine poetry! Gotta love that! Well, let me think ... hmmmm ... I am not just a wave, I am an ocean too. Am sending kabooooodles of LOVE & PEACE - letting it bounce and collecting it back as it give birth to mor...e (in multitudes ... 'mutating' by hundred-folds) - it then ripples back and forth through my waves of JOY!!! Woooohaaaaa! Watta feeling! LoveYOU, Ron! You're an ever-encourager and always a source of inspiration. Yay! We are da bomb! Love exploding all over - everywhere! Blowing endless angel dust of JOY onto everyone's path!!! Embrace and welcome it!!! Poooooooof!!!Jeanne Porter Ashley: This is a lovely photo, Ron, nowhere near as lovely as seeing it first hand with on the beach under the moon -- primitive, pristine, healing! Many thanks to you, my dear friend, for BEING LOVE, BEING YOU!♥
Karen Reider: looks like a whale tail!!! Beautiful Ron. Your words as well.

Full moon over Isle of Light - this is one from a few months ago, as the ones over the marsh from the bridge did not come out. Moon aligned with Pleides so good time to seek guidance ("God - Dance").
Ron Alexander: It was awesome being on Isle with sun setting on West end and at same time full moon rising on East end. Again did not want to leave..

"Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars. Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)"

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wealth is not Possession

O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth
is not possession but enjoyment.

Henry David Thoreau
Noy Traba-g: Serendipity! That was just one of the best topic I had with 'our' friend the other day. She's had almost 'the all' during her peak days - down to near 'zero' (which she made happen methodically). And I totally agree. I still have a long... way to go (whoever knows?), but I'd be doing the same (knowing that I'm only going to be needing 1/12th or even lesser of what I have now). Now focusing and geared on the meaty task of downsizing (decluterring - clearing, giving up and giving away); attachment has to be totally 'executed'. Few places in mind (nearby Buddhist temple, charitable institutions, few friends and loved ones, the neighbors, etc.). In that particular order. Just the thought of doing it gives me such joy. Liberating, indeed. And when that time comes (in the early part of next year), I know I'm also going to be experiencing that same freeing feeling - the time when the job is fully done. In actual fact, I had already been practicing it. Detachment > leading to inner happiness ... pure JOY! Pooschka!!!Veronica Walker: Wealth...what is it without compassion for those in need, what is it without love in your heart and kindness in your actions....Lili Jacob enjoyment of posession...that is one wealth. great Post!
Mark Stone: RON ...You are great....Hope to meet you here or on the other side....Mark
Ron Alexander: Thanks Noy, Veronica, Lili & Mark - The best & most beautiful things in life are not things.
Ron Alexander: ‎"Success does not mean the accumulation of wealth, the maintenance of position, or a supremacy of power. Success means a life free from the burden of anxiety, liberated from fear." Ernest Holmes
Jeanne Porter Ashley: ‎>"Success means a life free from the burden of anxiety, liberated from fear." --- that also can be one definition of loving awareness, don't you believe?

Ron Alexander: Yes, thank you Jeannie - Equanimity too!

Lacy Hardee: How can the man with so much be poor and the man with so little be rich? The difference is simple. One man is grateful for nothing. The other sees blessings everywhere. What is the secret to true wealth? A wealth that can never be taken away on the ups and downs of the stock market and business cycle? Gratitude...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dalai Lama - words of compassion/inspiration

Dalai Lama
Every day, think as you wake up,
today I am fortunate to be alive,
I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies to develop myself,
to expand my heart out to others; achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
I am going to have kind thoughts towards others.
I am not going to get angry or think badly about others.
I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

- The Dalai Lama
According to my own experience, the highest level of inner calm comes from the development of love and compassion. The more concerned we are with the happiness of others, the more we increase our own well-being. Friendliness and w...armth towards others allow us to relax and help us to dispel any sense of fear or insecurity so we can overcome whatever obstacles we face.

A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world
- Leo F. Buscaglia

“Why not become fresh from the gentleness of the heart-spring? Why not laugh like a rose? Why not spread perfume?” –Rumi, Sufi Poet

Monday, November 15, 2010

BE LOVE NOW - Love is a State of Being (Unconditional love of one's self is the entrance to Oneness)

BE LOVE NOW - a new book by Ram Dass! "Ram Dass is one of our greatest teachers, with BE LOVE NOW, he shares his profound discovery that Love is a state of being, not a trip from here to there." Deepak Chopra "40 years after BE HERE NOW, Ram Dass shares his life experience, a timeless teaching on love and spiritual awareness." Purchased it today on the way to study BUDDHA'S BRAIN. Never got to BUDDHA'S BRAIN - could not put this important book down. Chp.1: THE PATH OF THE HEART (Unconditional love for one's self is the entrance to Oneness) "...Unconditional love really exists in each of us. Its part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state if being. It's not 'I love you'for this or that reason, not 'I love you, if you love me.' It's love for no reason. love without an object. It's just sitting in love, a love that incorporates the chair and the room and permeates everything around. The thinking mind is extinguished in love.
If I go into that place in me that is love and you go into that place where you are love, we are together in love. Then you and I are truly in love, the state of BEING LOVE. That's the entrance to Oneness..."

Noy Traba-g: ‎"Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying."
~ Baba Ram Dass
Bunni Vaughan Healy: I need to get that. I had "Be Here Now" up until just a couple of years ago when Ken loaned it to someone. What a treasure that was.
Ron Alexander: LOVE ON, RIGHT NOW! thanks, HoniOnieBunni! Yes, I have been in the audience of "Baba" Ram Dass, when he was playing "Guru" in the 70's and before that he was Dr. Richard Albert(?) "researching/experimenting" LSD with Timothy Leary. Then in 80's, I was helping with his Seva project in Nepal from California. He has gone through some great transitions, so I am looking forward to reading that book - Another BOOK GROUP forming?

Joseph Campbell -- "Jesus was crucified because he said, 'I and the Father are one.' Well, the ultimate mystical experience is of one's identity with the divine power. That's the sense of the Chandogya Upanishad saying which says 'You are It.' That divinity which you seek outside, and which you first become aware of because you recognize it outside, is actually your inmost being."

All is One - There is only the illusion of being separate.

Ellen M Raines: yes, so very true ... and I must admit, it scares me a bit! ... lol>Ron Alexander: Ellen, where we are joined is our Essence, our Divinity and is Love. Love casts out all fear. Thanks for posting this Jeanne.
Jeanne Porter Ashley: Ellen -- I know what you mean, Lady! It is scary to understand this -- it IS a HUGE change from 'normal' -- which I know you aren't! Love you, Lady!
Ron, the recognition of that joining on so many levels is truly Unconditional Love and wha...t a CONNECTION! that is! BEING LOVE!

"LOVE thy enemy is not just a
story of being LOVE without conditions or remembering our ONENESS.
Remember that your thoughts are creative, so if you send them LOVE,
you will create reasons for LOVING them. Anything you think is
creating what you focus on. So what do you want to experience"~
...Kim Lundberg

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Shame - over half the budget goes to military

Most citizens of this country have no idea of how much of our budget goes to the military! Over half, with health, education, welfare having to share only a small percentage - HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE of all our citizens getting such a small percentage of the pie - WHAT A SHAME! It should be reversed and with a Divine Govt., it will be...
Effie Aghili: It is very sad. :(((13 minutes ago ·
Ron Alexander: Where is the outrage? And the yahoos politicians want to save money by cutting social security, benefits to vets, lowering minimum age, and keeping the obscene tax cuts to the rich and coporate welfare.

LOVE THEM ANYWAY - tough love in order

Love Them Anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
...If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable
Be frank and honest anyway.
People favor underdogs but will follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdogs anyway.
People may need help, but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.
What you spend your years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build away.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Keith Kent - The Paradox Commandments

Derek Stone: Great Ron LOVE THEM ANYWAY and because of the Divine Law of Like Attracts Like they will LOVE you back. Love Evreybody

Kristiana Owens: "No matter the age of our bodies, we each are eternal children at heart, in soul, eager to Love, BE Love, and be Loved ♥"

“With our love, we could save the world.”— George Harrison

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The More We LOVE

The more we LOVE the less we fear, The less we fear the more we understand, The more we understand the more tolerance we have, The more tolerance we have the more compassion we feel, The more compassion we feel The more open we are, The more open we are The more we LOVE ~unknown Music: Enigma
‎"There is no fear in love; perfect love casts out fear...(for) God is love."1 John 4:18,

‎"Love is letting go of fear." ACIM

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
Mother Teresa

11-11 - Oneness can become norm like Whales in the Water

Hello All, In case you could not get into the New Reality Website, here is what they sent to me..

Much Love to all your Hearts for being Co creators in a New Reality when Oneness is the norm we live from, like fish in water. Debra

Then, I received a few minutes later, this amazing story of Service/Oneness/Gratitude from Cyndi:
so in line with the spirit of Love and Oneness on the isle of light...
just wanted to share that with you.

This is a true story of how we can right our relationship with all life and receive one of the greatest gifts in return.... gratitude.


...The Whale... If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.

It's a good life !

11:11 A New Earth

Devon Hampson-Hammell via 11:11 Awakening Code
‎11:11♥ 1,000,000 Lightworkers ♥ Focused Intent ♥ Collectively Synergized ♥ Calling in Shamballa ♥ Bringing Heaven to Earth ♥ We Now Collectively Invoke ♥ Peace ♥ Love ♥ Unity ♥ Abundance ♥ Joy ♥ For ONE And ALL ♥

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bodhisattva - Steely Dan

One of my favorite dance songs ever, and this song by Steely Dan is a brilliant classic. I was dancing to it in Key West and my partner was a fabulous dancer. The band just kept playing and we were the conductors of the song. Boddhisattva I AM
Steely Dan! :D

Would you take me by the hand
Would you take me by the hand
Can you show me
The shine of your japan
The sparkle of your china
Can you show me
I'm gonna sell my house in town
I'm gonna sell my house in town
And I'll be there
To shine in your japan
To sparkle in your china
Yes I'll be there

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Be Love Now

As whatever vibration you send
out becomes expanded by LIFE and returns to you, the choice of being
the LOVE that is you, will engulf you in LOVE, so there will be no
space for 'bad' experiences. The shortest path to being LOVE is by
LOVING yourself fully, so remember that there is absolutely nothing universe exactly like you, and rejoice in the miraculous wonder of
~Bent Kim Lundberg

Ron Alexander: Loving anyone is probably impossible unless we love ourselves first!
Jen Briggs: actual factual impossible to give, that which is not founded within our own Hand Self Life being true

"We are ONE being of LOVE. As long
as we continue hurting other versions of ourselves, we cannot leave
the old imagination of separateness, for it is absurd to hit yourself
because your heart wants to stay and your foot want to go. When you
see yourself as ONE with all, you will LOVE all as much as you LOVE
......yourself. And you will seek new solutions that solve all our
'problems' with LOVE"~
Bent Kim Lundberg
(another brilliant Bent post from Denmark, yet I would say we have to start with loving ourselves first, then we can realize Oneness Love.)

Ron Alexander: From my experience, I have found so many who don't love themselves unconditionally. Looking at mathematical stats. I would guestimate over 90% (like a very sad epidemic) don't love themselves as the wondrous magnificent beings we are!
"There... is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear...(for) God is love. --1 john 4:18, 16 Thanks Love!

Derek Stone:
"We all came from Love therefore we all are Love and there is nothing else that is real. Anything negative we have attracted we have manifested self and their is no longer any need for negative manifestations. Always try and fee...l Love in your Heart and focus on this in your mind and that is what will manifest. Love all of your Atoms and other particles and they will Love you back it is Divine Law."
Derek wrote:
"Ron I see the same thing and I believe it is related to peoples lack of
awareness regarding who we really are, why we are here and also the constant
bombardment of negativity presented by the media and governments, etc. I thank
our Creator and myself that I have finally seen the light after many decades of
darkness and that I have now have an opportunity to help others reach a higher
level of Divine Consciousness."

This is how I would die into the love I have for you. As pieces of cloud dissolve into the sunlight. ♥ ♥ ~Rumi~
Ron: Rumi was drunk with his love for God.
Jeanne Porter Ashley: ‎"The wine is one; only the vessel's changed" -- Rumi also wrote of his love, loss and lonliness for his earthly companions.....One of my favorite's is: "We love: that's why life is full of so many wonderful gifts".

Miten & Deva Premal - So Much Magnificence

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thankful for "Kingdom being at hand" - A Divine Hand Massage

I read a couple of verses last night that included "The Kingdom being at hand" & " your right hand are pleasures forevermore." This could have set up Spirit giving me a gentle ecstatic hand massage after I went to bed. I woke up in much bliss around 3am and noticed my hand sticking up beside my pillow was being sweetly rubbed. I just lied there in twilight sleep just taking it in, smiling & luxuriating in Spirit's Healing.
I am so grateful that the Kingdom of God - Heaven is right here right now!
"Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."
Matthew 6:10
I think there is reality and there is Reality, illusions and Reality. The problem is if one thinks that this world is illusion & the next life or dimension is better, then one will not value this life as much. This forward thinking leads to things like the "manifest destiny" and suicide bombing because "paradise" is awaiting.
Craig wrote:
"It is all real to me. It is my knowledge that we are multidimensional beings.
This allows for infinite variables in experience and consciousness. None of it
more or less real than any other. There is no divine rule that says the
experience or consciousness has to be consistent for us all, for it to be real
or for it to be meaningful. Nothing is wasted. All lends to Divine intent. All
get the experience they require. Even the darkest of the dark serves Divine
purpose. This is a definition of Oneness in my consciousness. If we have to
call it illusion, then fine. But if we are saying in calling it illusion that it
has no purpose or value, that is not truth. There is nothing without purpose or
it would not be perceptive to consciousness. The omnipotent, omnipresent
Consciousness that we are one with does not bother to perceive anything without

Friday, November 5, 2010

ACIM false ideas & Better Ideas

‎"The dreams you think you like would hold you back as much as those in which the fear is seen. For every dream is but a dream of fear, no matter what the form it seems to take. The fear is seen within, without, or both. Or it can be disguised in pleasant form. But never is it absent from the dream, for fear is the material of dreams, from which they all are made." - ACIM

.Unity Walker Oh, yes! Even the pleasantest of dreams in this world distract us from Reality, for in chasing after them we betray our fear of that which would set us free if we would only turn and face it in love.

I am inspired by so many ideas from ACIM, however the above thoughts and any body/ego demonizing thoughts, I find hurtful to Life!

Unity Walker
Trying to make this finite world a "better place" is like trying to sweep a beach free of sand. But realize it is a mirage and that behind the mirage there is a reality and that you and your brethren, living inside the Creator ARE that REALITY, LOVE, in the Universe IT made, and the sand and the beach will disappear, leaving behind only the reality. AUM, AMEN, I AM.

Ron Alexander: God is in the sand and the beach, and living near one,leave the sand and beach alone - don't mess with Nature - Heaven can be here on Earth, thank God!

Better Ideas:
Craig Moriarty:
To say that all that appears is illusion, is a consciousness of negation. Oneness is a consciousness of inclusion. The two are not reconcilable.

Tree L. Bolling: It is what it is!
Benny Silverman: So then true inclusion would have to also include all that isn't. Do I understand you correctly? After all, an illusion really isn't, is it?
Craig Moriarty: There is nothing that isn't. All is.
Benny Silverman: Is it possible that all appearances do deceive? Quantum physics is now raising some serious questions about the reality of what seems to appear.
Ron Alexander ‎"What you see is what you get." Flip Wilson
Craig Moriarty: I agree that we do create our experience Benny. I just see the Divine purpose in doing so. As we evolve in consciousness so does the quality of our experience. Nothingness just bores the shit out of me. That why I Am creating still.
Gilbert Schultz: The appearance of things is a trace of energy patterns. Things are not what they appear to be. Consciousness is neither affirming or negating. It includes both. Awareness is non dual and is beyond duality.
Alex Ashot Ikilikian: I deeply know and feel that my way into Oneness is through all-inclusive Love ♥
Gilbert Schultz: Start with that and the way in is unnecessary.
Tree L. Bolling: Anything that could ever be is waiting on our focus. Our attention is what creates "what is" out of "what could be." Options to choose from are endless.
Gilbert Schultz: That is just another concept believed in. Silent, wordless reality is never altered by words or belief.
Alex Ashot Ikilikian: Consciousness is Everything... there is Nothing but Consciousness... there is also a Divine Paradox- the Gate to Infinity where mind fails to understand, that's where we drop the mind to enter the Ecstasy of Infinity ♥
Gilbert Schultz: No one enters. You are already there. it is only belief that suggests the 'terrain'.
Alex Ashot Ikilikian: Yes, agree Gilbert :)) that's what I mean words fail to describe what Spirit wants to say... The language is built on an different paradigm altogether-descriptive words like "enter"... I mean drop the mind and you are there ;)
Gilbert Schultz: Words are not built upon anything but emptiness. One must discover one's nothingness first. Then all concepts are known to be merely concepts. Concept can never truly bind the spirit.
Alex Ashot Ikilikian: Yes Gilbert, Wisdom teaches Emptiness and Love teaches Fullness... I believe Enlightenment is Oneness of these two ♥
Craig Moriarty: There is no wisdom without love. But there is empty intellectualism without love. Words are only empty when they are devoid of wisdom because there is no love in them. Love can fill anything where it finds reception, including words.
Gilbert Schultz: Everything is LOVE. Love is light. Everything is light. Reality does not need to be affirmed or negated. What is, is.
The mind is dualistic and can never rest upon naked love.
It will always divide the light into light and shadows.
The contrast of life is beautiful.
Ron Alexander: Brilliant Dialogue, guys! Thanks to All!
Read post below - Craig's "It is all real to me. It is my knowledge that we are multidimensional beings..." The problem is if one thinks that this world is illusion & the next life or dimension is better, then one will not value this life as much. This forward thinking leads to things like the "manifest destiny" and suicide bombing because "paradise" is awaiting.
Craig, when I read this on your post "to say all that appears is illusion is a consciousness of negation..." I recognized truth, and checked it out with Spirit Guides and they agree! # 32 comment: " It is all real to me. It is my knowledge that we are multidimensional beings. This allows for infinite variables in experience and consciousness. None of it more or less real than any other. There is no divine rule that says the experience ...or consciousness has to be consistent for us all, for it to be real or for it to be meaningful. Nothing is wasted. All lends to Divine intent. All get the experience they require. Even the darkest of the dark serves Divine purpose. This is a definition of Oneness in my consciousness. If we have to call it illusion, then fine. But if we are saying in calling it illusion that it has no purpose or value, that is not truth. There is nothing without purpose or it would not be perceptive to consciousness. The omnipotent, omnipresent Consciousness that we are one with does not bother to perceive anything without purpose."#33 comment: The point I was trying to make mostly is that if people see this world as illusion and the "next dimension (heaven) as "Reality", then this world is not valued as this life is not valued and this forward type of thinking leads to sacrificing oneself for the future - manifest destiny & "Paradise of the 1000 virgins

Love on Earth

Ron Alexander: So nice to be back on regular schedule, getting up and meditating, getting into mindfulness and doing one chore peacefully at a time. Communicating with sweet friends locally and all over the world. Nice steady rain outside - sounds so good on tin roof, and fresh smells wafting in from trees and plants outside. Life can be Heaven On Earth! May all Beings be happy, peaceful and free! in Oneness, ron

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Ron Alexander: Thanks Barb, you are so inspirational and supportive - Love it, and You!
Eva Tzouma: Hello my very dear friend! Yes, it's so wonderful of finding the pace of your daily life knowing that you are surrounded by favorite friends. I hope you stay well, full of virtuous love for all and everyone around you!
Ron Alexander: Thanks Eva, you reminded me of this quote from Greg Braden:
"I am worth loving. I do not have to earn love. I am lovable because I exist. Others reflect the love I have for myself." Louise L. Hay
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Ron Alexander: And here is a chance for another great thought: David Mac Randle:
PERFECT LOVE IS: When You Truly Love Your Enemy ♥
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Angela Martin Diggs: beautiful♥
Ron Alexander: Pablo Casals: "The love of one's country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border?"

Derek: Open your Heart to Love, Open your Mind to Love, Open your Soul to Love and be grateful for who you are, what you are and why you are here. We have all re-incarnated here to have an opportunity (freewill) to learn the meaning of Love for our Creator, our Selves and Others and with each learning we experience more of the Heaven that is within us all. We are all Divine Beings (Gods in the re-making), Love Everybody.

Noy Traba-g:
Be stirred, my love.
The ocean is immense;
The drop feels insecure suspended alone.
Love merges lovers,
The drop becomes the ocean.
...Be scared, my love.
The contours will blur;
The boundaries of supremacy will fade.
Love melts lovers,
Runs them together into one ocean.
Be sacred, my love.
Stop dancing alone;
Hold hands in the dance of unity.
Love mesmerises lovers,
Bewitches them into waves of one ocean.
... SWISH!!!

There is only one problem and one solution. The problem is that you think you're separate from God, and the solution is that you are wrong."... :-) ~A Course In Miracles

GOD IS LIFE"(Love)! The egoist, the blind and the selfish do not see this, that GOD can only be "Right Now" in this Moment, even so in every breath you take you take! Wake Up and Fear Not." ~~♥♥ Anthony Lorenzo Gordon..

Bent Kim Lundberg: Beautiful. If you are here NOW god is here NOW, for god is as much inside you as you are inside god. There is only ONE being, and you are it. ♥♥♥
Eva Tzouma
Nothing is secret anymore. The truth unfolds before our eyes, waiting to embrace it. Be the eternal seeker of that with passion, love and a sincere desire of the heart. The eternal lover of truth always gets so wonderful, unexpected gifts from the ever-swirling universe. Good morning to everyone!!!
Ron Alexander: Thanks Eva, Here is Truth that really resonates with me: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear...(for) God is love. --1 john 4:18, 16 Thanks Love!

Giving Thanks - A Good Month to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

Veronica Walker:
Yes, I'm so this for the rest of November...each day take time to post what you are thankful for...great way to start any day! Here goes...I'm thankful for the peace in my life!Kelly Faith Payne I am thankful for choice, that we have the ability to choose.
I am thankful for growth, that comes from that choice.
I am thankful for freedom, that comes from growth.
I am thankful for life, that comes from that freedom.
I am thankful for my friends, that come from that life.
I am thankful for my children, that come from love.

Ron Alexander: I am very grateful, Veronica for starting this post and Kelly for a very thoughtful list. I am thankful for Truth that gives me freedom from fear, anxiety which gives me peace, joy and love in my life. My Oneness with Divine Love And friends like you two who help me realize this Truth! Here is Truth that really resonates with me: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear...(for) God is love. --1 john 4:18, 16 Thanks Love!

Lesta Sue Hardee:
Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my Family. The Love in my life. The Joy in my life. The Friends in my life. I am thankful that i have a job to go to this morning.
Ron Alexander: Thank you, Lesta Sue! Veronica and I are collecting and collating gratitude quotes like yours. I am sharing your sweet thoughts! Thanks for being my Friend!
Ron Alexander Thanks Veronica, I am so glad that Heaven is right here and now.
Veronica Walker: Love ya "ONE" Ron, peace within oneself is where you find your heaven. Just being still and hearing the sounds of the world is so beautiful such peace at the magnificent ocean with the breeze blowing through your hair against your face held to the sun. Namaste28 minutes ago ·
Ron Alexander: Right on, VerONEica - Whereever I find bliss, love or peace I find Heaven on Earth, and usually they are combined! Last night, I had a Divine Hand Massage - "The Kingdom is at hand."!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Feedback From Oneness Blessing Group + Worthwhile Quotes

Diana Blue: Ron- thank you for the warm welcome last night- what a satisfying meditation and what Jackie said really had meaning for me. Look forward to staying for the whole thing next time:) I felt wonderful today!

Ron Alexander: Good, Diana, it was nice having your sparkliing presence at our Oneness Blessing Group. Maria's wrapping up with Angelic Messages was so good, that we are thinkng about calling it an Angel Oneness Group. Nice meeting Mike and seeing Lawson too!

Rebecca Moser Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does.

Rebecca Moser Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present.

Rebecca Moser Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly." — Siddhārtha Gautama
Tsyen Teoh: Remember, the present is the child of the past, and the parent of the future.

Unique Unite As ONE!

Differences makes us unique. Unconditional LOVE Unite us as ONE: 'We Must Not allow other people's limited perceptions to define who we are' -Virginia Satir
Ah, Virginia Satir was a Great One. I was so blessed to have her as a teacher at grad. School in San Fran in the mid. 80's

Blessing Flowing Alert

The more alert we become to the blessing that
flows into us through everything we touch, the
more our own touch will bring blessing.

David Steindl-Rast
A Listening Heart

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Beyond Faith

Great communication with long time Vipassana Meditator:

Hi T. ... yet it is typical of ACIM fundamentalists dangerous thinking that this life on earth is shit, and what is beyond is "heaven".

Dear ron,I think we are the lucky ones who have found something beyond faith...

as for me... thats not the kind of leap I want. it didn't work for me since I was a teen...

but yet... there was always some kind of faith that believed more was possible than what had been revealed to me. ...but it involved not placing faith in alot of other things along the way.

Yes... that looking-forward- to-heaven dogma made the Manifest Destiny possible. its OK to kill all manner of life in the name of your God... after all, their only barbarians and animals. We've been given dominion... blah, blah...

I was raised by my Geman/Swiss grandmother who was raised Lutheran and danced through many Christian faiths thru her lifetime... only to die, still searching... an active member of two churches. Both ministers officiated at her funeral... a Seventh-Day Adventist minister who was my childhood friend and a Baptist minister who was one of Grandma's closest friends - he turned to her when he needed counsel.

Grandma had religious fervor - a Scorpio like me... but her search was always with the confines of Christianity. When I set off on my own spiritual explorations - she worried I would end up in a cult.

I was long past believing in anything... yet always knowing that I must live dharma, must do the right thing as I best understand it. When I stumbled across vipassana, it was with the notion that it would be just another frequent hour here or there with a group... I had no idea it would be beyond any other experience - intellectually, spiritually, socially, organizationally... nearing utopia.

And, I had no idea it would separate me from most in a way that is inexplicable. I am an intellectual... and have spent many years learning from others experiences and expressions... but I have little interest in it now, yet cannot separate myself from the literate person that I created.

I think that vipassana has somehow shifted my consciousness to a place where I percieve more energetically, than intellectually or emotionally. I can look at a picture of a person or house... and smell them and feel them vibrationally. I don't know how this happens... and its only been a few years now - about as long as I've become a hermit. If I'm that sensitive at a distance... can you imagine how intense being there is? Ha!

I've always been a prophetic dreamer and have visions... but the strange sensitivities that have developed since vipassana are, well strange.

Generally speaking, I think that spiritually inclined people are way more complex and capable of infinite ways of being crazy, than materialistic people... they're much simpler to understand. Yet... that very inclination is an indication of an evolved spirit... seeking sustenance.

"For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters." ~Gibran

Its interesting that ppl associate agitation with a heightened state - and equanimity with bland and boring. ...and its impossible to explain dancing with the atoms to someone who hasn't... like explaining an orgasm to a child.

Face it, Capt... you've leaped... and left many behind and your only real connection to them now is your compassion. You are wonderful inspiration... and will one day die an old young man.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Coleman Barks reading Rumi poems

The Guest House must be one of the greatest poems ever written:"...Joy, despair, darkness ... Be grateful for whoever comes for each has been sent as a guide from beyond...and they may be clearing you out for a new delight."

"A sentimental sense of oneness with everything."

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond. ~

The whole universe is connected with love.
Learn to give your love to the others.
Your heart must understand that you have space for it all. Don't
forget that the world is afraid of the people who don't have love.~~~...♥