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The holiday is over

And so the holiday is over…and so is Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, such as it was. Two days after Christmas comes news that Israel today struck the Gaza Strip with an attack that has killed at least 170 people–and so, the Terrorists have won again.
The attack was in response to repeated rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel, the Israeli military said. It added that the attacks would continue for “as long as it takes.” It did not say it takes to do what.
Meanwhile, the militant group Hamas, which controls the government in Gaza, vowed to retaliate for the retaliation, CNN said. And then, no doubt, Israel will retaliate for the retaliation for the retaliation. And then Hamas will retaliate for the retaliation for the retaliation for the retaliation. And so will it go until the global community says “Stop it! For GOD SAKE, STOP IT!!!!!
Even then it won’t stop but for a little while. Hatred, you see, has a long life. Yet one day we will all learn that retaliation is not the answer. Reconciliation is.
Reconciliation, not retaliation, is the only thing that can bring the world to peace. We must reconcile our differences. And we must hear the grievances of those next to us. We must ask, “What hurts you so bad that you feel you need to hurt me in order to heal it?”
This is the question that no — no one on either side — wants to ask. Not in Israel or Palestine. Not in India or Pakistan. Not in Los Angeles, where a man dressed as Santa Claus killed eight people on Christmas Eve…
I’m sorry to be getting right back into “stuff” here today…but unless we confront the stuff that is creating the “stuff” we are seeing all around us, we are going to be seeing a great deal more of it. I am so sorry that Israel did not choose to heed the urgent call of President Bush for calm. The Israeli military felt it had to do what all militaries everywhere are trained and poised and funded to do: protect through the use of violence; attack if necessary to protect.
Yet all attack is called Self Defense. That is true in every instance. Every instance. And no attack brings an end to anything–unless that attack is so devasting that it leaves the other side utterly and completely destroyed. Such was the result of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Are we headed in the same direction now? Will this next nuclear attack be the beginning of the War to End All Wars?



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wendy mewhort

posted December 27, 2008 at 1:16 pm


If we truly want ‘this’ to stop, we must stop focusing on ‘this’.
Much love…



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Kim H

posted December 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm


If people would only realize that “Sacred Land” is NOT important! All that really matters is what’s inside our hearts, and what’s inside our hearts should be only love.



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wendy mewhort

posted December 27, 2008 at 1:26 pm


What we focus on expands.
If we truly want ‘this’ to stop, we must stop focusing on ‘this’.
Be the light.
See the light.
All darkness has its’ purpose… but we do not need to attach ourselves to it.
Let it wake people up.
Let it be.
And, choose to be the being of love that you truly are :-)
Namaste



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Teja

posted December 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm


Neale, isn’t it funny – we don’t want war but are constantly creating it…
My brother, very wise man, said once: “It is not about doing this stuff, it’s about excuses…all the time this excuses…I’m hurt and so I have to do this: let you feel that way. If they would only admit, they like to do it, it would be much much better.”
Yes, as you say: God doesn’t need anything from us, doesn’t want anything, no sacrifices and so on…but mercy. Jesus even said that to pharisees – Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” Yes, we desire mercy, not sacrifice…but we don’t even know it. It will be better…hate has short legs. It always end, when we see who God really is.
Thank you for sharing your views…God views…and are not ashamed to tell them to the world! That’s what love would really do and I know it!
Here are some very breathtaking stories for today:
Woman named Virgen Maria, father Adolfo, who is carpenter and newborn named Jesus Emmanuel, born on december 25th:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7800822.stm
An angel photographed by mum who was praying for her doughter to get well:
http://www.scoopthis.org/tag/chelsea-banton/
Have a blessed day with full of love!
Teja



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shlemazl

posted December 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm


It did not say it takes to do what.
Not true. In a statement released earlier by the Prime Minister’s Office, the government’s position regarding the operation was explained.
“Given Hamas violations of the ceasefire agreement and the unrelenting attacks on Israeli citizens in the south, a decision was made on Wednesday, December 24 by the Ministerial Committee on National Security, in which the IDF was ordered to act to bring about a cessation of rocket fire for a length of time,” the statement said.



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Tracy

posted December 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm


No, Wendy, we can’t run away from this using metaphysical principles as an excuse for the unwillingness to confront the issues at hand.
Brave people must do something.
Our children are counting on us to do something this time.
Neale, thank you for writing about this today.
We must expose what is happening to the light of truth. At some point a tipping point WILL occur – we must remain diligent and not cower because it looks ugly – it does and we must face that.
I wish like everyone that this was not the case, that the Christmas season could have lasted longer – but it didn’t.
Be brave, be strong
Tracy



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Víctor

posted December 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm


Wendy,
To cover our eyes or to put our head in the sand, is not ‘Light’…
I guess that perhaps you’ve seen “The Secret”, and attached to that false interpretation of “do not focus the negative”; but that’s a mistake…
Perhaps you would have to read Conversations with God:
“What you resist, persists (if you don’t want to see reality you´re “resisting it”…)
what you OBSERVE deeply starts to dissapear…”
I’d tell you you read an excellent book that tries the topic of “focusing the negative”, also by Neale: “Happier than God”…
Give it a read…
Blessings,
Víctor



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Adamjk

posted December 27, 2008 at 3:26 pm


Man how tragic. And I’ve just spent the last few days watching the Adam Sandler movie ‘The Zohan’, in which the differences between Israelis and Palestinians are identified and resolved with warmth and humor. If only life could be like the movies. Wrapped up in a happy ending.
Peace.



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Henrietta22

posted December 27, 2008 at 4:02 pm


Your article is so right Mr. Walsch. What stands out to me in the countries of Israel, and Palestine is in the face of the little girl that’s on CNN right now. Her face has streaks of blood, and her eyes are lost eyes. God gave us children to show us the way, and keep goodness in our lives and hearts. These people who take turns killing each other are destroying their children and the good that God has given them for their lust for land and bible verses. Never mind the children and the pain they are experiencing their egos must be first!



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Julie

posted December 27, 2008 at 4:06 pm


Looking deeply at something is fine…..
However, we must look deeply with eyes of love and a vision for what can be, always uplifting one another. It is not uplifting to plant seeds of doubt and fear, however good our intentions. Our thoughts are everything, or nothing. Christmas is not over, it has just begun :)
Deep peace and joy to all.



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Deb Reilly

posted December 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm


We all take notice when Misery dresses in a Santa suit, and ‘gets even’. We wonder how a mother could Google ways to kill her beautiful 2-year-old, or why a nation chooses to pummel people living on a narrow strip of shoreline.
I think it goes beyond ‘self-defense’, Neale. I think it is more about a sense of justification. As you’ve mentioned, when people are hurt they often strike out. They feel justified in doing so. Why? It makes no sense.
Logically, ‘Santa-man’ knew killing his ex-in-laws wasn’t going to get him what he wanted, to be welcomed to the party. Logically, nations must realize that tanks and missiles haven’t brought about what they really want; to live in peace.
On a last minute trip to Target on Christmas eve, I watched a grandmother strike her five-year-old grandson as his frightened seven year old brother looked on. Her face was twisted in anger. Both boys were docile, sitting in a shopping cart. My purchases were loaded on the cashier’s belt, there were people behind me in line. If anyone else noticed the drama unfolding behind us, they ignored it.
I wanted to call their mother. I wanted to hug granny and ask her about her deep disappointment. I wanted to take them all out for ice cream. But I was as trapped as the three of them were, not wanting to create a scene and maybe make things worse. I paid for my things and left. All I did was pray for them, as if not disturbing the decorum of the check-out line was more important than helping those kids. I wish I lived in a world where all ten people standing around them dropped what they were doing and huddled around with words of love and peace.
If concern for other’s well-being was a higher priority than risking being rebuked for interfering, what a world we would have!
My vow for 2009? To try HARDER.



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SheerLuckHolmes

posted December 27, 2008 at 4:27 pm


How sad, how tragic! But it is all the way on the other side of the planet. They are blowing themselves up… it is all so senseless… pass the pie please.
It is very easy to be detached from the horrors of the other side of the globe, on the other side of the nation, on the poor side of town, from what is happening at the other end of the block. It is easy when we are experiencing separation. When we truly experience that we are all one, then it will all be personal, immediate, urgent. ‘They’ will not be blowing each other up – it will be experienced as ‘WE’ are blowing each other up.
But what can I do about it??? I’m just one individual. When we live the experience that we are all one what each one of us do as individuals OF the whole, we will understand the importance of the individuals contribution. Living as ‘We are all one’ will transform mankind. Each loving thought followed by each understanding work followed by each act of acceptance will change the whole.
What can I do about Israel? What can I do about Palestine? What I can do, personally, is treat every person I come eyeball to eyeball with as I wish to be treated myself. I can personally reach out to anyone I come across and meet them on as an equal. Whenever I come into conflict with someone, I can remember what is happening in the middle east and use my encounter as a real example of coming together to find a mutually satisfying outcome, knowing that it will have real effects upon the rest of the world that I am connected to as one.
Last night while sitting on the back porch someone in the neighborhood began setting off firecrackers. My roommate stated, “I wish someone would do something about that noise, it really bothers me.” I said, “Ok, I’ll go get my gun and shoot them for celebrating the holidays with firecrackers and disturbing your peaceful evening.”
“What are you crazy!?!?! You wouldn’t really shoot them…Ok, fine, I’ll accept that they are enjoying the holidays and not let it bother me.” I said, “I love you, too”.



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Howard Falco

posted December 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm


Dear Neale,
After some contemplation about whether or not to reply, I decided to go with my first thought or feeling regarding the issue you raised.
Are we headed in the same direction now? (Hiroshima, Nagasaki)?
It depends on you.
If your intent is to truly see and end to these horrible acts in your reality, you may have to reconsider what you mean by “confront this stuff”. If this means yelling “stop it” or telling those involved to all just get along, you can assure yourself that you’ll be seeing a great deal more of it. If it means writing a rant about how nonsensical it all is you are demonstrating your resistance to the purpose of all of it as it relates to the only one experiencing all of it…You.
The terrorists only so called “win”, when what they create convinces you to play a role in it through your resistance, anger and the negative energy that is generated from this state of mind. Whereas acceptance and the love that flows from a place of understanding is the power that transforms and unites all things, groups, ideologies that seek separation.
I am not saying to all lay down like lambs in a big kumbaya circle while those who seek to harm others have their way. What I am offering is that saying, “They shouldn’t be doing that” is not the energy of understanding that creates the change you seek. There is a reason for every single thing that enters your reality. It comes together each day in a perfection that is beyond words. (by perfection I in no way mean desired outcome, but rather the perfect result of a collection of conditions that come together in each moment.)
Here is the bottom line. If you are looking to change what you experience, then, as you know, it starts with a change in YOU. By refusing to see the perfection in what is happening you become part of it rather than a conduit for the power that will change it. The question is “What can I do right now to help to create the conditions for change?” The answer to this question is always and forever the same. LOVE it all UNCONDITIONALLY and then ACT from this state of being to everyone you come in contact with every single day! THIS IS THE POWER THAT CHANGES IT. There is a ripple effect from this that carries across the entire globe. You have been doing this for years with all of your beautiful books that have changed the lives of untold millions of people.
Think of the possibilities from this state of faith and being. Maybe instead of the title of your blog being “The holiday is over back to the horrors” the next one might say something like “Using your magnificent power of love to change your world.”
With endless gratitude & love,
Howard Falco



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...being here, doing this...

posted December 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm


Where is the war, the terror, the fear?
Is it really “out there”?
When we try to deliver the prescription for reconciliation to “the world”, are we foresaking the taking of our own medicine?
Where there is fear, be love.
Where there is war, be love.
Where there is hatred, be love.
Never underestimate the power of love….
“the armies of Rome disappeared more than a millennia ago, but the force of the life of a single human that the Roman soldiers put to death continues to shape the development of our species. Who had the power?”*
bhdt
*apologies to the author for not providing credit…although I somehow don’t think the author will mind!



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...being here, doing this...

posted December 27, 2008 at 10:43 pm


After re-reading this post, and reflecting…I felt guided to google certain words. This googling led me instantly to the following piece that was written just after the September 11 attacks…
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? – A sermon by the Rev. John T. Morehouse, September 16, 2001

After my previous comment, this sentence from the piece particularly caught my eye….
The United States is now the Rome of the modern age.
And the closing comments from the piece struck a deep chord of inspiration for me…
“I would like to close with this quote from a man whose life ended like the prophets before him and when it did I thought our world had come to the end. The world didn’t come to end and with our help it will heal from this and every other horror in the generations to come. These are the words of Robert Kennedy on the night Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed:
“My favorite poet was Aeschylus (who wrote) ‘in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God’ What we need in these United States is not division; what we need in these United States is not hatred; what we need in these United States is not violence; but love and wisdom and compassion towards one another…We can do well in this country. We will have difficult time; we’ve had difficult times in the past, we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence, it is not the end of lawlessness, it is not the end of disorder. But the vast majority of people in this country want to live together, want to improve their lives, and want justice for all human beings…Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago ‘to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our people.”
Life will go on.
bhdt



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Your Name

posted December 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm


Thank you Neale, its such a relief that someone is addressing the heart of this issue. Reconciliation vs Retaliation.
“What hurts you so bad that you want to hurt to me?” I cannot overemphasize the importance and power of this question. Its cuts through the all defenses, justifications that have sustained war over the centuries, and addresses the root cause of much of the violence the world over… pain.



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susan

posted December 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm


I am Peace. In that which is not peace, I know that I am Peace.
My own answer comes from reading “Communion With God” by Neale Donald Walsch, but these words are his, God’s, Mine, Ours… these words come from All of Us:
“Dream of a world in which love is the answer to every question, the response to every situation, the experience in every moment. Dream of a world in which Life, and that which supports Life, is the highest value, receives the highest honor, and has its highest expression. We have enough ‘what we are not’ left in our contextual field of memory that we can end killing and war. Become an instrument of God’s Peace:
‘where there is hatred, sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
seek not so much to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.’
For love is Who You Are, and who you have always been.”
I do not believe that the holiday is over. Instead I believe that the sands of the old times and ways are rapidly running out. And while it may seem that things are getting worse, its really evidence that they are on the way to getting better. A new day, a new world is ahead.



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Johannes van der Sluijs

posted December 28, 2008 at 6:42 am


Thanks to all of you for the wonderful inspiring reminders you are offering. You are all so terrific!
Deb: your interfering started allready with your emotional response, your thoughtful heartfelt reflection on the scene, and your sharing it here and it is a very brave response, you stroke my hat off with your envisioned gestures of pure gentleness and compassion and it will lead into an end gathering delicately all loose ends, getting all involved healed and embraced, let´s not doubt that.
I´m sure you will be smilingly overthrowingly successful trying softer.
Mr. Walsch, in hindsight, you were at least mildly clairvoyant, bringing up “stuff” at the porch of this our Christmas 2008. (or should I say: at the limbo leading into the big party of the himbo´s…). May be it´s not that difficult to be clairvoyant here, since we´re still so clearly creating this “From All Thoughtlessness Everywhere”.
So Wendy: some thoughts that focus on shaping a solution in an irresistably attractive way right here and right away, some sent-up scent of prayer that might lead the birds of prey astray to take a bite of wisdom, don´t you see, really envision, that these might help?
So Howard: awesome header. Relaxing-that-jaw-some!
Bhdt, sorry for the onslaught a few days ago, I have allready shifted into a much milder perspective. Great offering again, as always with you. Can you provide the author of that quote? What? Google it? Okay, I´ll give it a go. No. To no avail. But if you google anyways, look at panentheism at Wikipedia, that´ll make your mind fall out of its window.
And Susan: wow! That on-spot pick of yours is my first birthday present one day early. Thanks as well for your vivid imagery of the soul, being the temple of the body. It shifted my reality to the extent that I look at the dome of the sky in a new view while driving for example.
I´m still working on my answer to the T-Family, currently I´m correcting the havoc with which my last impulsive way-over-midnight post wrecked my self-esteem and induced me to self-secede and self-sentence, will probably finish within 24 hours, then another night for my Big Show, then some other nights for part II of that and my suicide corrective (what did the Israeli´s really decide to go for here on the very eve of Christmas?) and on the conundrum I still got a big theatre offering, do I get myself into a heck of a job playing a modern day Job!
Reconciling him with God.
But ain´t that a wonderful job? Something you, Wendy, might not feel in-sync to focus upon with us, but you might choose to perceive on a deep and thorough level GRATITUDE that we do, as we might be grateful to all those raising their fists and sending their missiles to heaven, for providing us an offering of loss-of-heart that enables us to step forward into the royal and prophetic roles we might want to envision for ourselves and offer ourselves as the missile-catchers and fist-openers by soft sweet gestures that start with heartfelt focussings as the one Deb offered us, Wendy? Wendy?
Or was that exactly what you meant to say with: let´s not attach, but see and be the light? But being the light, how can you not focus on a fragile human heart, suffering in full view, aching for relief and redemption? How can you not?
But I gotta grant you a Christmas poem offering:
Embracement
is enchantment.
But so is
rejection.
To escape
the entrapment
engaging in
simultaneous
detachment
brings the real
entrancement
in God´s embracing spell
of life´s enchantment.
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Blake Hayner

posted December 28, 2008 at 10:42 am


Neale,
According to Marshall Rosenberg (Non Violent Communication) he says and I believe, “Everything is done to meet a basic need to serve life.”
Your book say’s, “By that which you call evil do you define yourself and by that which you call good.”
You also say, “Sometimes man must go to war to make the grandest statement about who man truly is: he who abhors war.”
And, “Your very purpose in life requires you to select from a growing collection of endless phenomena a scattered few which you call evil, for unless you do, you cannot call yourself, nor anything else, good; and thus cannot know, or create, your Self.”
So even in your books your God supports war. I think Marshall Rosenberg’s understanding is more God like. Finding everyone’s basic needs and serving those needs is God like. There is enough conflict in this world, let us start talking to each other instead of beating on one another so I can call myself good.
Blessings
Blake Hayner



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Birds Birdie

posted December 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm


I’ve been thinking of this blog today…
My heart feels the same, yet words escape me.
I suppose this song of my generation, is the best way to explain it.
yes?
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc3B8wfVgII
love always



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Johannes van der Sluijs

posted December 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm


Teja, what´s new?
I´ve never ever seen a photograph without an angel right on it.
Though I missed seeing its radiant beauty countless times and ever again.
Well, catching up here I guess.
Writing is magical in that it reinforces new shifts of focus with a thrust that is hard to counter, and it seduces to intuit shifts toward the more benign, the more profound, the higher vision of that etc…
Especially if you write in gently guided co-creation with angels like you.



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Buddha Ji Gong

posted December 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm


Our original nature is water.
When water turns to ice the ice becomes our personality.
Everyone has their own personality like a cube of ice.
No one can accept and tolerate each other.
Cubes of ice bang up against each other causing calamity and noise.
To accept and tolerate each other the ice must melt.
To melt the ice do not add warm water.
Instead embrace the ice with your love.
Care for each cube.
Your embrace will feel cold only for a moment.
Gradually you will warm up again.
Keep showing your warmth.
Because you have heard the truth, and received warm blessings from the Devine, your pure nature’s purity and tranquility is brightened, so the ice turns back to being water.
When you move into realization, you need to start to act, to get going, and after moving forward, and then you can become living water. Do you understand? If you do, then you will never become like ice again.
Buddha Ji Gong



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Birds Birdie

posted December 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm


I’m sorry Deb for your experience. It is heart wrenching to see such things. How precious a gift those children are…
I had a mother offer her child to me a month and a half ago; semi jokingly but you could tell there was frustration in her with her little girl. There was a stranger standing nearby that said, as I lowered my head with a half smile, “Some would love to have children.” And I smiled at the young man… The woman stood humbled and quiet after such.
Yesterday, coming home, I saw a man on the side street holding a sign. He was older. People just kept passing him by and my heart just wept. My husband turned around so that I could give him money. I hopped out of the car and ran up to him, and saw a hospital bracelet on his arm – and of course I wanted to take him home with me. My husband said no. But I cried leaving him while watching a huge group of harley riders on their motorcycles pass him by. And I thought “20 different 30,000.00 machines, while a man who can barely stand is on the side of the road who doesn’t stand a chance. In his state he can’t work!” It sickened my stomach, my spirit cried, my eyes cried… He said God bless you. But I don’t want the blessing if it means he could have a place to live and someone to take care of him. Man, now I am crying again… lol
Tired of this world… Totally tired Father.
In the last 8 months I, for the first time in my 31 years, have become completely disgusted with humanity.
Ready to go home Father. It is really time for you to come… This world has gotten crazy. It seems that the only safe and loving place is literally at home… And I know you didn’t intend this world to be such a way. Send the rest of your council and your angels! Please? ;)
Need a song…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a2jwRwd0kg
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susan

posted December 28, 2008 at 2:38 pm


thank you Johannes. I enjoy reading your posts they flow like poetic water.
Speaking of water, Buddha Ji Gong… LOVED your post. It reminded me of the experiment I’ve been doing with my son. We got him a 50 pound bag of corn starch for christmas (honestly, who does that? LOL) When you mix corn starch and water… it is an awesome adventure. If you pick up some in your hand, it flows through like water. If you slowly lay your hand on top, it will sink into it. If you punch the top, it will react as a solid… indeed you can jump up and down on it and you will not sink as long as you are in motion. We started thinking about how this could apply to “What you resist persists” for when you attempt to use force, you are met with solid resistance. But if you are still and gentle, you will go right through it. It also makes you think of how matter changes form. I have to tell you that this was the best “Toy” we’ve ever bought… hours of play and discovery!
I hope everyone tries the cornstarch experiment at home… and Neale, this would be an EXCELLENT visual tool for you to use! Love to all.



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Teja

posted December 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm


Waw…oneness is really creating right now! Johannes…you are asking “what’s new”…go see my new post under new Neale’s story! I didn’t know, why my heart wants to write: “I have something new with you to share”…but I wrote it anyway…and now…I’m just astonished!!! But maybee it is not just for you…hmmm, well, it is interesting, isn’t it, hehe! I can see from your post you’ve been really blessed with angel photo, and that’s so great!
And, thinking about snow as water in dust…and water..I was dreaming about it tonight and my spiritual guide was with me and so I thought there is something important about water…and..o.k…answer: Buddha Ji Gong!!!
I see, every deed..God always says: it is all about love…and Christ: I have nothing but love in my mind. Isn’t that beautiful?
And Susan, thank you for sharing your experiment!
Much love to all of you!!!
Teja



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Deb Reilly

posted December 28, 2008 at 11:11 pm


Birdie, when I was your age I could hardly sleep at night, thinking about the homeless, the lonely, the frightened, the abused. Then I realized, my empathy grew from my own experiences. If I’d never felt pain, I would have less compassion for others. My experiences helped make me who I am.
I still weep over the homeless, the abused, and the lonely. But I know they are loved. And I know the painful, challenging experiences they are growing through is enriching who they are.
You will go home when the time for it is perfect, as we all will. Until then, you are fulfilling a need…and you are learning as you are teaching. You don’t know if one of those Harley guys will be more willing to help someone in need through your example of kindness, as your humility gave that frustrated mother something to think about.
I love you sister, so much.



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Birds Birdie

posted December 28, 2008 at 11:40 pm


I Love You too Deb.
I know these things. I do… still hurts though. Man kind is so cruel to itself. When will it learn to love itself?
I read posts, and I agree somewhat. Such as Howard for example. Thoughtful, beautiful post. However, many of us have already been beyond the thoughts that are perfect; and we know we have entered the ‘world’. This place is enough to grieve the angels…
Changing a simple thought is not going to change the world. It is in what you do with the thought that creates change. Changing creates change. Good thoughts may be flying everywhere, but it is in the hand that labors that change is made.
I know I’ll go home when called. Thank you Deb. You are so sweet.
Have you considered it possible, on this vast source of communication I am calling Home, ‘home’? To bring Home there (pointing up there), down to here… Not just writing this for us. But all the universes sweetheart. ;)
When I say, I want to come home, it simply means that I understand that I am an eternal being. And I do believe eternal life will be in this lifetime…
God didn’t make such cool stuff like energy waves just for earth purpose…
lol… ;)
sweet thought huh…
Anyhoo… My wonderful husband got this really awesome book for me for Christmas! Oh my goodness. I am looking through it now and am absolutely amazed. It is titled “The timechart of biblical history”. It makes 4,000 years of history so easy (in a complex sort of way) that I am absolutely, just totally amazed. Going to dive into now…
Oh, and the writing of it – how it is worded is very thought provoking. Puts things in an even clearly light…
I hope you are doing well tonight. Miss you! ;)
love always



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Birds Birdie

posted December 28, 2008 at 11:56 pm


It is funny…
My adopted brothers use to tease me because I was a tattle tale.
lol…
So, consider it that I am just writing my letters home to Dad.
He didn’t give me my earthly name for any old reason…
hahaha ;)
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Alice the Canine Messiah

posted December 29, 2008 at 10:11 am


Greetings,
We’re not convinced that the issue between Israel and Gaza defines the state of the entire world.
In our humble opinion it defines the state of a bunch of very very ungrateful people that like to call each other names and fight with and kill each other. In the name of their “god”.
We wonder why you would claim that “peace on earth” is “over” simply because several immature spiritual leaders and their followers have acted out once again.
Our holiday is still alive and well. Yes, we find it sad that “they” choose to fighht and kill their brothers ans sisters, but we do not allow it “them” to define our personal state of “peace here and now”.
Wishing you the best of Now, always…



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susan

posted December 29, 2008 at 4:15 pm


Its not a good idea to judge the “Harley” riders by their riding past one homeless guy.
There are Harley riders all over the country who organize food and toy drives every year and other charitable and kind acts. I know this because I married a Harley rider and have witnessed firsthand how kind, loving and generous these “Hardcore” bikers can really be.
You never know what is in another person’s heart be careful of judging.



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Your Name

posted December 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm


alice,
i agree with you. It reminds me of the Hatfields and Mccoys or the Capulets and the Montagues…. neighbors that have been fighting for so long that its no longer even about the thing that started it all. But if Romeo and Juliet are any indication, there is hope that somewhere along the line the young generation will say, “Enough of this! Its childish and we refuse to live like this!”
Am I ignorant for beleiveing such a thing is possible? I choose to call it ‘confident’ because even being “Hopeful” sounds weak. We are Peace. We’re realizing it more and more… we’re “Making it Real.”



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susan

posted December 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm


that was me alice, i didn’t sign it, sorry.



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Johannes van der Sluijs

posted December 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm


Buddha Ji Gong:
Sorry to spoil your great pool party here, you serving magnificent cocktails on the rocks, great job! But I do it again: I… do… not… agree…:
We will always remain with a personality. The ice of it can be crystal clear and transparant, or blurred by the quicksands of our opale past or other social-environmental pollutives splashed our way, that we were unable to let flow through us. But parta(s)king of these two hemispheres: concrete and peculiar for some parts, osmosed no-self if from that we depart and return immersed deep in our heart, we´ll always remain.
A certain braggy banging up or ganging up, as if bringing out our toasts, while delicately or dingdingdingly or like dingngng… doing what icecubes do in a cocktail glass or at high or far-off seas or wherever, will always take place with us, and merging our waters of compassion and deep-gauging and redemption will happen simultaneously (or simul-strenuously, but then it´ll hardly happen). To sum it up more clearly: a certain banging up against each other´s ice cubes will always be going on with us, and merging and melting into our own and each others hearts will happen at the same time, not banning or stripping our personalities bare of us. It´s more about balance or about a process of continuous flux of emerging, immersing and reemerging, as about completely dissolving one thing, or encapsulating the other.
A´s for inspiration, effort and beauty, you enroller coaster into a gradeless school, but it just don´t add up: how can you ring a gong, if you´re only water? You have to “gong” against something: the wind, the beach, the rocks, against whales or dolphins or seals or sea-otters, against Seattle or the Cape of the last Hope, against the last ice floe with the last polar bear on it, the flake of ice with the pinguin on it, the faked flake of ice, against the tremendous Titanic, the not-so-tremendous Leonardo di Caprio, the Exxon Valdez, the rubbish, the 2011 sailboats that gather the 11th of the 11th of 2011 for the coast of Brazil to protest the rendering and ruining of our last rainforests for heavily subsidized meat and methane producing cattle grazing or subsidized ethanol production purposes (proposal copyright Johannes, long live Julia Butterfly Hill and Marina Silva!), you might gong against the silent canoe with the last of the Mohicans, against crocodiles and sharks and piranhas, against lost surfboards and used condoms, against Scylla and Charybdis and the sirens, against mellow merry mermaids and some long forlorn messages in a bottle, against bottles out of which the messages got lost and the spirits got evaporated, and last but not least, when you return from your ji gong odyssey, finding again the well-known echoes of your beloved homecoming shore, not gonging against nothing no more, yet leaving the sweet sweeping ring of your gong forever on our shores with memories galore.
No no, Buddha, jingle a different gong!
Now, as bhdt would agree with (me? himself?) immediately, as soon as bhdt´s surprised eyes hit upon these lines, he´s gonna find himself …being here, doing this… partaking of another mindset, headset, handset, set of heartchambers and -muscles and veins and arteries, that bittersweet feeling of finally entering that jetset of spiritual super smartasses, but still …doing here, being this… now if that doesn´t blow your mind upside down and inside out to partake of same procedure, you´ll get severly wet, boy oh Buddha Ji Gong boy, if I don´t rock your gong, I´ll have to rock your boat, and then I´ll have to either keelhaul or sink you, and if you still survived that, then prepare for the final meltdown!
Cheers!
Cubes up!
Johannes
P.S.: the benefit of the doubt that saves you: when something has the Gong of Truth with a capital T, it gotta be true, to be true, and dear heavens did that piece of cube of yours ring that Gong, piece of cake, piece of master!
(theme to be continued upon in my even more baffling next post, that I´m having outwritten here next to me already)
(nice birthday do I have, taking upon me the task of typing out and perfecting like endless work(s)-in-store, one by one) (saving the heavy content for last)



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Deb Reilly

posted December 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm


Susan, I took Birdie’s comment as an observation, not as a judgment. She might as well have compared the value of passing Volvos or the wallets well-heeled pedestrians; some of us have more than we need and some of us do not.
As the Middle East churns out more suicide bombings, Molotov cocktails, and murdered 4-year-old little girls; masses of angry people, retaliating, feeling justified.



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Johannes van der Sluijs

posted December 29, 2008 at 6:24 pm


A penchant for perfection can be ogling unbelievable details. That should be:
a flake of ice with a freaking pinguin on it, a f…ing FAKE ice floe with Tina Fey on a “Road Show”,
(just for a diversion from other absurd suicidal cocktails)



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Deb Reilly

posted December 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm


Johannes, half the time I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I love the way you say it. Cheers b-day boy.



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susan

posted December 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm


Deb, I see your point. But none of those things mean that those people don’t wish for Peace. Even those launching bombs and those retaliating wish for peace. Even those driving past wish for everyone to be warm and fed. Even those who live in mansions with people at their beck and call may experience utter separation from others. They may be hardened to the suffering of others due to the lack of compassion given to them by virtue of their financial status (in other words, they’re judged… the same way some judge a homeless person by saying, “Go get a job, you loser”.) The same measure of compassion and understanding we give to the dear man Birdie encountered, should also be extended to the passersby. Who knows what anyone else’s lot is? Some are just more obvious than others.



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Deb Reilly

posted December 29, 2008 at 7:39 pm


Susan, I agree that it is always wrong to judge another, because each of us is always doing our best.
That is not to say there is no room for improvement, because there always is. I’m not about to point out someone else’s flaws. I’ve got plenty of my own that need attention.
Having said that, I don’t think anyone would be as eager to launch a missile if it was their responsibility to care for the victims of its explosion. Hate breeds hate.



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Birds Birdie

posted December 29, 2008 at 8:36 pm


Susan,
You have absolutely no idea who you are talking to about such things…
And in fact, your post is quite ridiculous.
Insensitivity towards wealth? No Susan. Most definitely not insensitive – however, much less concerned. And, I do suppose for many reasons that you don’t realize. The main one being that I was raised very well off. And while it afforded everything I needed in order to be raised according to Gods will for my life; I simply walked away from it when it was time. Simply, because there is a better way…
There is 27 years of experience there that you know nothing of…
Susan, you really, really have no idea…
It isn’t I that is judging in the least. It is you…
So, choose not to judge until you have the full story, kay? ;)
love always
P.S. you are having mega issues around this that YOU need to resolve. Do not take it out on me…



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Birds Birdie

posted December 29, 2008 at 8:44 pm


I AM NOT YOUR BEATING POLE.
Love



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Birds Birdie

posted December 29, 2008 at 9:03 pm


My mother and you, Susan, should really get together.
Maybe you could work out these issues together? :)
It surely would make me much happier…
lol
Thank You Deb, for being kind through out this. It has been nice to have a friend such as you.
love always



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Howard Falco

posted December 29, 2008 at 11:14 pm


Johannes van der Sluijs,
Thank you. You brought me to tears from laughter :) Well done, brilliant, bravo (standing and clapping) bravo….



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Birds Birdie

posted December 30, 2008 at 12:50 am


Tonight Susan, you struck a major chord with me.
The one of sympathy for the insensitive of wealth. For I know it far too well…
In fact, a part of the reason I purposefully separated myself from such a thing, was to prove to such individuals that indeed – love was not one of protecting such wealth once achieved – but meant to be shared. I vowed to myself when leaving such a situation that I would create the wealth with my own mind, and my own two hands – instead of having it given to me like those I was raised by. And once achieving such, I would do the unthinkable and spend most of it taking care of the others whom no one on a daily basis, cares to think of. For the statue of liberty states ‘give me your tired and your poor’. Not ‘give me your self righteous whom pity themselves for their blessings.’
Done with you, being here and wasting my valuable time. You struck a hard chord. Now, I am going to show you what true wealth does… for true wealth steps away from lazy wealth, and makes wealth worthwhile again.
Got it?
Don’t look me in the eye and ask me to have compassion for you, when I’m done. There will be none.
love always



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susan

posted December 30, 2008 at 5:15 pm


I agree with you Deb, absolutely. To those who feel that their only recourse is to hurt those whom they feel have hurt them, may they see the reflection of themselves in the other’s eyes. That is my whole point in regards to Love, to Compassion, to Judgment… that what we do (and give) to others, we do to ourselves. My words were meant as a reminder not a condemnation to you nor Birdie. Blessings! Susan



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susan

posted December 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm


birdie, your experience growing up ‘wealthy’ does not reflect on every person whom we deem “Wealthy” any more than my experience of growing up “poor” reflects on every person whom we deem “poor”. The absence or presence of money in one’s life does not define a person and if it does… what a sad thing that is. The fact that I had one change of clothes and not much else growing up does not make me feel hatred or disgust for those who had or have money. Rather, I can see how some become trapped because of it, dependent upon it, fearful of those who represent the absence of it. Its another trap that some fall into the same way some fall into the trap of poverty. It isn’t material things that define us. A poor person in American may seem wealthy to a poor person in Africa… can you relate to that? Underneath it all is a human being created by God, whom God deems worthy of Love. Your walking away from wealth to prove a point may be the right thing to do for you but maybe instead directing judgment towards those you leave behind, you can express love to them. If your understanding of Love is complete and perfect, then share it with those you feel are unlovable… even your mother. I will do the same. Thanks for this opportunity to explore these ideas together. Love, Susan



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Teja

posted December 31, 2008 at 5:14 am


Birdie and Susan – don’t worry – I love both of you!
Johannes…the way you described you opinion, hehe…thanks for making my day!!! You are really a funny guy!!! Hehe, you’ll have to gong on something! Hmmm. o.k…some part of mr. Gong, hehe…has to be true…maybe the spiritual part that has no “thought part”. I’m saying this cause I’ve experienced something like it. It was like my spiritual part was melting, I could feel something like water running to my face or melting ice just after I visited my spiritual guide and wanted to see the Truth – my soul.
And remember Jesus saying about living water…your cup of personality is filled with water…and still water keeps on running…and then we come to Psalm “Lord is my shepherd” – You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.. So water can be love, spirit. The residence of I am. “Going above this story and feel love within.”
Life like a book, that has it’s lines, but once you go upon this lines, you are holding a book in your hands and see it’s name. And then you can see, it’s all created on the same time. Time on line – past, present, future – disappears, now only this moment exist. You are holding the book, not reading it, just…feeling it. Cause only feeling exist in the moment and so only feeling is God – Life, the other is story filled with God or Life that created circumstances when you can feel yourself or better some love-part of the Self. You created a Story in which you can see…God.
That feeling is who you really are and that’s what Neale’s God story about “Little soul and the sun” describes.
Life never leaves us because we are not this body. If you are convinced, you are your body, then you can feel lonely and without God in some moments, that God is not with you, but if you go upon that, then you see, you are eternal and no pain can ever catch you again.
So, Johannes…be blessed and have a good time tonight (the same to all the rest of you!)…oh, and I see you had birthday these days – so Happy birthday!
Love always,
Teja



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Lee

posted January 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm


I’m afraid that as long as there is an insistance any point of view is “true” or “correct” the conflicts that plague our world will continue. Between the inability to look for compromise or understanding, and the drive of human greed that creates the “haves” and the “have-nots” the human race continues to be in conflict. The factors that create all of this conflict only supports the idea that world needs God to do for humankind what humankind cannot do for itself.



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Teja

posted January 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm


Cool man!! I hope Neale will contact you!



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