Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mature Choice (message to 45)

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance.
DAVID WHYTE (gratefulness.org)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Love as a great power,

Love is not a feeling; it is a great power, an Intelligence to which we are all heir and have been forever called.
ANNE HILLMAN(gratefulness.org

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A State of Being

Love is a state of Being. ~Eckhart Tolle

Go deep for bedrock of truth,

It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.
MAY SARTON(Gratefulness.org)



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain...Ah!

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, "Ah," you are participating in divinity.
ANCIENT HINDU TEXT(Gratefulness.org)
Sunset at Folly River Inlet, Folly Beacb, S. C. tonight. 

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Ron Alexander Later, experiencing "transcendent moments of awe.."

Ron Alexander Last shot with reflecting tidal pool.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On Grief

"Some years ago Stephen and I were taking to the Dalai Lama and he told us he still had anxiety and anger,at times,so if a 😍remarkable heart still has work to do,I know I have work to do."
Stephen and Ondrea are two of the best teachers of grief healing ever!

Ondrea Levine
10 hrs
Many have asked when grief will end and as far as I understand,it ends when we get off the wheel of life and death-if you believe in reincarnation it doesn't matter how long,but how loving,forgiving you are in the present.Some years ago Stephen and I were taking to the Dalai Lama and he told us he still had anxiety and anger,at times,so if a 😍remarkable heart still has work to do,I know I have work to do.Only you know your path and you must walk ,at your pace,but unless you are completely loving and can't be insulated by anyone's words or actions,you have work to do

Gratitude bestows reverence,

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life...and the world.
Sarah Ban Breathnach(gratefulness.org)
 

1981 Reds - about left wing socialists, 2017 Reds - would be about right wing fascists!



Reds T 1981
Director: Warren Beatty
Starring: Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Maureen Stapleton, Warren Beatty


Epic account of writer John Reed's involvement with the Russian Revolution and a passionate woman. Academy Awards went to Beatty and Stapleton!
Warren Beatty's award winning epic mixes drama and interviews with major social radicals of the period. "Reds" tells the story of the love affair between activists Louise Bryant and John Reed. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous start of the twentieth century, the two journalists' on-again off-again romance is punctuated by the outbreak of WWI and the Bolshevik Revolution. Louise's assignment in France at the outbreak of the war puts an end to their affair. John Reed's subsequent trip to Russia, and his involvement with the Communist party, rekindles their relationship. When Louise arrives in Petrograd, she finds herself swept up in the euphoria of the Revolution. Reed, however, eventually becomes disillusioned with Communism when he sees his words and intentions augmented and controlled by the growing Soviet propaganda machine.

Movie, Reds Movie,Reds Trailer,Reds 1981, Warren Beatty,Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Maureen Stapleton, Warren Beatty

Monday, July 17, 2017

This or Single Payer

There is always another $27 billion lying around, it seems, when Lockheed Martin needs more money for expensive weapons system
COMMONDREAMS.ORG  

Wise old statesman,

David Letterman:
It's time we figure out a way to boot Trump out of office.




 

RESTING PLACE - Vietnam hero denied gravesite, John Lithgow, Morgan Freeman

Can ACIM teachers be fundamentalists too?


Lana Carolan Yep, it's the same for a lot of us. Ego is such a control freak. LOL
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Ron Alexander Fundamentalist Christians would say "Satan is such a control freak." With all due respect, are you not equating "ego" with the devil?
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Lana Carolan LOL, well the one thing they both have is common is that they are not real  👿

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Ron Alexander Hmm, I really appreciate my ego and my body, which ACIM would say is not "real" too?


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Ron Alexander When I used to teach ACIM, which I mostly highly respect like you, the week of "I am not my body", most of my students of disappear lol
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Ron Alexander I would like to dialogue with you seriously about the "ego" dear Lana in a paradoxical light vein?


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Lana Carolan Well, given neither the ego nor satan are real, their myth certainly has similar attributes. Both are fear based. Both are born of darkness, not light. And yes, both would seek to control the mind of the Son of God, if they were real.


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Carol Swafford I'm not really a big ACIM player but I do understand that the ego/ body thingie can trick one into separation thus believing they are only here for the satisfaction outwitting the true spirit of contentment ...


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Lana Carolan I like to focus my attention on that which is real. My authorship by God, the Love which defines me as well as my brothers, our Oneness in God. Is there something specific you would like to dialogue about Ron?

Ron: I don't believe that me, my body and/or my ego was "born in darkness". We are born innocent, and we have to have a formative ego to mature as an individual. Meher Baba, who I have studied extensively also, called it a "formative ego" . we need it until, we do not. The man who had the least ego was the man I studied ACIM with Dr. Bill Thetford, who to me was the "scribe of the Course", and I learned some wonderful concepts from it. So I have great respect for, in the group with him, when we argued with him about the demonizing of the ego and the body, he would just gently giggle and tell us to tear out those pages. Also, Helen (the channel) came to visit, and Dr. Jerry Jampolsky asked an African American ACIM teacher to stay with her. Well, Helen treated her like an inferior maid. Oh yes, Dr. Thetford dropped his body soon afterwards, after telling a friend that he had "never felt so free" . I think to fully drop the ego, we need to fully drop our body, And then we really are free. I believe in the essence of ACIM. which to me is Love is the essence of Being. And in that Unconditional Love we are in Oneness and free. Fundamentalism is rampant with all spiritual texts including the Bible and ACIM. And it takes all the fun out of mentalism. AND SAYING ALL THAT DEAR LANA, POSSIBLY YOU ARE LIKE DR. BILL THETFORD AND HAVE CLEARED YOUR EGO OUT? However, I think it takes an ego to even write all this, definitely, I could not write it without my ego. The way the few ACIM teachers I know now, and who I dialogue with specify which ego they are talking about the "separating ego", the "unbalanced ego" or yes even the "arrogant ego", which I did not argue with you about. Those that have the weakest sense of self have the "strongest" ego, trying to compensate.

Day 1 - Who Am I?

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." ― Mark Twain
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Day 1 – Who Am I? 

Welcome to our 21-Day Meditation Experience, Desire and Destiny. Together, we will expand our understanding of ourselves and open to the magnificent lives we are meant to live – our destinies.
Our deepest, most heartfelt desires are like stars in a constellation… brilliant, twinkling lights that show us the way and create pathways to our true destinies. It is our soul’s mission to connect with, cherish, and realize our desires in order to live our lives to the fullest and make our greatest contributions to the world. In fulfilling our heart-held dreams we flourish, serving ourselves and others from a place of bliss, generosity, and love. Our journey starts at the beginning, in the center, as we go within to listen to our deepest truth.

Find that which does not change...


Find that within which does not change while billions of thoughts arise and disappear without a trace. Find that...

Peace Retreat In your own...


BE GRATEFUL FOR THE NEXT BREATH:



It is enough to be grateful for the next breath.
BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST