Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Ron Alexander

I have only seen her once.
A clerk at the local Walmart.
She is a petite brunette, with glasses.

At first, rather ordinary looking, however
then her laughter and shining eyes
transformed her into a beauty,

There was no doubt that
She was laughing with me,
and we joined joyously
under those harsh lights.

For a little while, Walmart's
became heaven to me.

I keep looking for her there again,
as that moment laughing with her
became soothing medicine for me.

Perhaps it is just as well
that I do not see her again,
as that healing present
has become a shining memory.

Monday, November 17, 2008


My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. I John 3:18

Humanity and Divinity will be identical when we recognize Divinity in humanity. We must learn to see through the apparent, to not judge according to appearances, and to realize that at the center of every person's soul God is enthroned.

Today, I extend the hand of compassion to everyone I meet. I permit my inner vision to penetrate every apparent obstruction, every obstinate attempt to cover up the Divine, every ignorant misuse of the Law of Good. I withdraw the veil that hides my real self, and in so doing unveil the Reality in others. Today I love as never before, I draw close to the Spirit in everything and everyone.
Paraphrased fr0m Ernest Holmes' A Year of Daily Wisdom (Nov. 17)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Care -for-giving

Ron, Glad to know you are well my friend. None of my business really and say so if you like it wont hurt my feelings any, Havent you put up with enough BS from Barry by now?fm

fm, that is a good question, and thank you for allowing me to reflect on it.
Barry was left with no choice after his overdose a few weeks ago. After he got out of detox, he had to move in with me or go homeless. Since his overdose, where he almost died, I (really Spirit). have had to take charge So far, Barry has been grateful and humble. A woman at my church went through the same thing with herself and her son, and she knows a therapist who "was miraculous" for her and her family. Now, I have Barry under the care of same counselor, and Barry is responding well to the treatment with a spiritual emphasis.

Mom and my Aunt cannot afford to take care of him anymore, and frankly they are too old! I am weaning him off manipulating them, and they are very grateful to me. Finally I am out of the "scapegoat" role in the family back to the "caregiver" role, where I always was, but not understood - they mixed up my ability to respond with "trying to take control.". Remember, I am a trained therapist and moved back here to be a "rescuer", which I have found to be a most difficult path - finally I am helping for sure.

"I open my heart to God, and receive the blessing that forgiveness brings me.

My forgiveness of myself is related to my forgiveness of others, because my willingness to forgive others inspires me to also forgive myself. My life is enriched as this cycle of giving and receiving continues to bless me and all my relationships." Unity Daily Word

all for-givingness, Ron

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Acceptance is The Answer

Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation - some fact of my life - unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation, as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in our world by mistake.

...Unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on the needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.

From 12 step literature (Big Book?)

A Place Within Us

A Place Within Me (& You Too)
Ron Alexander

There is a place within me
where very few can see.
There is a place within me
where I am perfectly free.
There is a place within me
where there is infinite ectasy.
There is a place within me
that is eternal intimacy.
There is a place within me
and thee
where we join joyously.