Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Religion of the Future will be a cosmic religion

Davida Luminabes's photo.
Davida Luminabes
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity."
-Albert Einstein (perhaps unverified..)
Dear Albert.. beautiful mind heart.. in touch with our original cultural awareness.. you knew intuitively.. heart emoticon
Thanks Paul Pulaski, writer, for reminding me of this quote

Don't give people many chances to diss on you

Dean A. Banks's photo.
 

We feel our inner strength and step into the winds

...we feel our inner strength
and step into the winds...

Soul Beckons's photo.
Soul Beckons
Entering the Wind
often the winds of change can be postponed
from touching us
temporarily...
we may move ourselves out of the way
but like the mists of early dawn
we are slowly drawn to it
change
whispers
we allow our fear to merge with wonder
change
the inevitable breath of life
we are not called to refuse our blossoming
yet we are beckoned to reach beyond the earthly confinement
in the mist and fog and sight beyond seeing
we remember
the cycles and movements of times before
growth of heart
stirring souls
endings to beginnings
birth and death
all in a weaving tapestry
we feel our inner strength
and step into the winds...
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Peace on your path,
Tracy Soul Beckons

Three Supreme Court Justices who skipped the Pope's message to Congress are all Catholics

Tales of a Real American Liberal's photo.
Tales of a Real American Liberal
Some people felt a little too guilty to see the Pope. Their loss.

Whose "boots on the ground?"

Republican BS's photo.
 

Focus on...

Thanks for reminder on what to focus!

Appreciate Everything, including the ordinary - especially the ordinary

 
 
Appreciate everything, including the ordinary. Especially the ordinary. ~Pema Chodron
 

It's clear that Democrats are better stewards of our national finances.

Occupy Democrats's photo.
Occupy Democrats
It's clear that Democrats are better stewards of our national finances.

Be Gentle with anger...no need to act it out, either

BE GENTLE WITH ANGER
Be gentle with anger.
Bow before it.
It is not what you think it is.

Jeff Foster (www.lifewithoutacentre.com)'s photo.
 
Let it come closer, let it enter you if it must.
Feel its power.
Until there is no division between 'self' and 'anger'.
Until you cannot call it 'anger' at all.
Until there is only fire, passion.
But no violence.

Anger is the roar of a lion, the cry of a universe longing to be born.
It reminds you, when you have forgotten,
That the power of life moves through you.
That you have a voice.

Do not push your anger away, or label it 'negative' or 'unspiritual'.
Do not pretend it is not there.
No need to act it out, either.

Feel its pounding, its vibrations, its longing to be acknowledged, held.
At its burning core, discover courage.

The courage to be yourself.
To hold your path, fearlessly.
To speak for those without a voice.
To stand up for truth, with passion and dignity.
To roar with love.

Know that your heart is vast and spacious,
and anger, so often misunderstood,
has a home in you,
a sanctuary.

- Jeff Foster

Rumi - One Whisper of the Beloved


Colbert introduces Jesus to our Political dialogue (think he likes the Pope)

AlterNet's photo.
AlterNet
Amen.

Centerpiece of Repub. convention

 
 
cnn.com|By Katia Hetter, CNN

Are you Spiritually Awake?

 
 
 
Gary Collins's photo.

Living Gratefully is its Own Blessing

 
 
There are many things to be grateful "for" but, as I ripen with the seasons of life, the many reasons blend into a sacred mystery. And, most deeply, I realize that living gratefully is its own blessing.
Michael Mahoney(gratefulness.org)
 


Ouch, my thinking!

In case you haven't caught on, Ron...

You are not where you now think you are.

You are not what you now think you are.

You are not even who you now think you are.

Because even to think, in spite of its fantastic power to manifest, is to limit.

Ouch, my brain -
    The Universe


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why no questions will be allowed in book group while members are sharing

 
Williams Debra Correct...or just beginning at around the 50th age mark does one really be to understand more clearly, and that one really doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. Just live, love, laugh, share, and be happy! : D
Ron Alexander I heard a Vipassana Meditation author, say that "questions many times come from people who are just trying to show off their own "knowledge". He required inquires to be written down and passed to him.

Spirit Science's photo.

 

Chaplain Training

                      
Hello,
Good news on Chaplain Training.
We can join in the Myrtle Beach Training on Saturday,  Nov. 7th.
 It is being offered by the LUT at Unity Wilmington, Nickie Golden, for a love offering.
 I plan to go and hope you will check your calendars.
 If you like to read ahead of time, the book How To Pray without Talking to God is a good basis for chaplaincy.
The training will include affirmative prayer as well as roles and boundaries, confidentiality and more. Please let me know if you can go so we can let them know our numbers.

 Peace, Love and Prosperity
Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth,
ONEdaFULL, I am looking forward - good to be back at beloved Myrtle Beach Unity I just spent 4 hours at VA hospice, where I volunteer about 8 hours per week, and this will really help - looking forward to hospital and home visits to Unity members in need too! And I did a lot of similar work in California too!          lots of gratitude, ron

Inner Peace and other reasons Pro-Peace is better than anti-war!

Scott Davis I am both. What's wrong with being anti-war

  • Ron Alexander Mom Teresa said focus on what you want - "invite me to a peace rally not an anti-war rally." FOCUS ON PEACE!

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis I rather focus on stopping war. WE HAVE TO ACT TO ENSURE PEACE.
     
  •  
    Ron Alexander It starts within Scott, there is no peace without INNER PEACE!

 
  • Eric Schneider: Besides..."anti" reinforces the illusion of separation: us against them.
  •  
     Gail Rose: Energy does not understand 'no'. That is why anti - anything only amplifies it.
     

  • Tony Dickens yes, protesting war or anything we dislike actually gives it MORE energy, not less. Promote what you love to increase more of that in the world. "Energy flows where attention goes"
     
     

  • Ra Divakar's photo.



     
    Gail Rose The simplicity of unity can be challenging for our duality based minds to grasp. All is one. Think of the sun and a plant. The plant sees the sunlight, says yes, and reaches. It doesn't say 'no to dirt! bad dirt! move away from dirt!', it simply says yes to the light. Sometimes, if we can take it out of morality/right wrong/duality and look at it as simply 'how it works', it can be easier to get your head around. And your heart!
     

The Real Welfare Queens

As UNBELIEVABLE as it may seem to many, 'tis true...

Check this cheese-eating party with Praire Dogs - cute!

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The early refreshing Beatle and their sweet love song. - (video?)

The essence of their relationships is captured so beautifully in this one, loved it! Crystal Presence and yes to sound!

1:37/2:23
 
 
 




Carson - a Meanhearted Idiot

Now, he is for dismantliing the VA system to make it into a profit-makiing institution, so the rich can get richer and the poor vets. shut out - he is an MEANHEARTED idiot!

Dismantling the VA - a sickening idea - because the rich want to make it a private profit-making institution!

Ron -

I started VoteVets shortly after returning from Iraq because progressive veterans needed a voice supporting leaders who recognize the cost of sending our men and women overseas continues long after we return home.

We've enjoyed great success over the years. That must be why the Koch Brothers are funding a massive organization to replicate our efforts, but with a focus on privatizing veterans' health care. And they are very dangerous.

Concerned Veterans for America has almost unlimited money and are touring early primary states with the leading Republican presidential candidates talking about their vision for dismantling the VA. And they're already on the air against progressive veterans like retired Admiral Joe Sestak and Congressman Tim Walz. ! 

 Contribute $10 before tomorrow's FEC deadline and help us take on the Koch Brothers' funded Concerned Veterans for America.

Pro-ONENESS/Pro-PEACE

Ron Alexander's photo.

Pro-ONENESS instead of anti-racism - as Mom Teresa said focus on what you want - invite me to a peace rally(PRO-PEACE).  ONE LOVE, ron
 
 
 
 

Can you ever give too much?

 
 
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank (gratefulness.org)
 
 


"Faux Leopard" Ya gotta be kidding!



All right, Ron, the reservation's been made and a Beechcraft 400A private jet with experienced staff, advanced multimedia hookups for every passenger, and faux-leopard-skin sleeper recliners throughout, will be yours for any twenty-one days you choose. Just as soon as you arrange payment of US$368,750. In advance. Fuel, of course, will be extra. A lot extra.

Now, repeat after me:

"You have to be joking!
Faux leopard skin is so 'early 2000.'
What else do they have?"

Cool. Now stay with this perspective, because this kind of transaction takes place every single day for those who already have.
Your co-pilot,
    The Universe

Monday, September 28, 2015

Don't vote against world peace


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Still blaming the victims...esp. the repubs!

People Over Politics's photo.
People Over Politics with Mohammad AlFaouri and Louis Leo IV
Are you rising up?
...or blaming the victims?

Sweet Surrender - The Elegant Act of Letting Go

Sweet Surrender – The Elegant Act of Letting Go
Excerpt from Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential by Shannon Kaiser

We often worry that we have somehow gotten off course. We think that perhaps our life is off track, and we have made mistakes that are unfixable. Maybe you worry that you aren’t quite where you think you should be, whether it is the job you thought you’d have by this age, the relationship status, or where you would be living at this time in your life. If you aren’t where you thought you’d be, you may feel like a failure. I call this destination disaster, the feeling that our life is off track. This never-ending cycle keeps us constantly reaching for expectations that we have placed upon ourselves. These expectations are usually derived from unmet needs, and our mind tells us this is what we must do, be, accomplish in order to be fulfilled. If, for any reason, life doesn’t go along with our plans, we take the blame and feel like a failure.
When you let go of who you THINK you are supposed to be, the universe can swoop in and help you become who you are really MEANT to be. If you feel like you are off track and constantly playing catch‑up to some ideal set forth for your life, the best thing to do is Sweet Surrender.
Surrender is not giving up or saying that everything is perfectly okay; it is the willingness to let yourself energetically off the hook of trying to control the outcome. It is exhausting to try to be in charge all the time, which is why Sweet Surrender is your key to happiness. Surrendering is recognizing and accepting what you can’t change. We do this by releasing expectations.
We try to control our life because of what we think is going to happen if we don’t; basically, our control is sourced from fear. Control is the result of being attached to a specific outcome—one we are certain is the best for us. I often say when we try to control a situation we are trying to play GOD. When we are attached to the outcome, the universe cannot come in and help give us what we really need. The truth: The energy behind surrender accomplishes so much more than the desperate energy of control. Think about the difference between the two. Control energy is tight, restricted, and often manic. Your mind may shift from the past to the future very quickly as you try to figure out the solution. Now switch to surrender mode; you are calm, peaceful, and connected to your truest self.
You are more present in the moment and you can see there are things happening behind the scenes to help support your desires and needs. You trust. You let go of the attachment by being present in this moment. If you are obsessing and micromanaging all the details of your life, you can guarantee you are in your own way. Step into the Sweet Surrender by going inward and repeating this mantra.
“I allow my life to unfold naturally.
I trust all is in right order.
The universe supports my desires and me.”

Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender: The Elegant Act of Letting Go

For today's Inner Happy Hour, we share an excerpt from author Shannon Kaiser's book, Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential on letting go of expectations:

"We often worry that we have somehow gotten off course. We think that perhaps our life is off track, and we have made mistakes that are unfixable. Maybe you worry that you aren’t quite where you think you should be, whether it is the job you thought you’d have by this age, the relationship status, or where you would be living at this time in your life. If you aren’t where you thought you’d be, you may feel like a failure. I call this destination disaster, the feeling that our life is off track. This never-ending cycle keeps us constantly reaching for expectations that we have placed upon ourselves. These expectations are usually derived from unmet needs, and our mind tells us this is what we must do, be, accomplish in order to be fulfilled. If, for any reason, life doesn’t go along with our plans, we take the blame and feel like a failure.
When you let go of who you THINK you are supposed to be, the universe can swoop in and help you become who you are really MEANT to be. If you feel like you are off track and constantly playing catch‑up to some ideal set forth for your life, the best thing to do is Sweet Surrender.
Surrender is not giving up or saying that everything is perfectly okay; it is the willingness to let yourself energetically off the hook of trying to control the outcome. It is exhausting to try to be in charge all the time, which is why Sweet Surrender is your key to happiness. Surrendering is recognizing and accepting what you can’t change. We do this by releasing expectations."
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No relationship is all sunshine!

Elizabeth May Sutor: I feel that one of the problems with people living together to "see if it works" is that they think it "works" if there are never any conflicts or compromise. And they simply end things the minute there is any kind of compromise required. The other thing is people having instant one on one relationships instead of dating several people at the same time, relatively casually, to see just who is the right fit for a serious relationship. You simply cannot give away that much of your heart or your self without it eventually taking a toll on you.