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(This weblog creates, for us all, a chance to meet at the interaction of Life and the New Spirituality. It is written by the author of Conversations with God, the worldwide best-selling series of books. The “New Spirituality” is defined by the author as “a new way to experience our natural impulse toward the Divine, which does not make others wrong for the way in which they are doing it.”)

HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S BLOG…
* Al Sharpton hits the nail on the head
* The enormous crime against Genarlow Wilson
* A stubborn attorney general who would ruin a man’s life
* What’s good for the goose…

I think Al Sharpton has it right. I think he understands things. I mean, I don’t want to imply that I always agree with him, but I sure do in this case.
Al Sharpton is, of course, the well known and always outspoken civil rights leader from New York. Last week he made a striking statement about the “Scooter” Libby commutation by President Bush. He brought it up, however, in a most unusual context…one that drove his point home with tremendous power.
Sharpton was in Douglasville, Georgia last Thursday, and he had a few choice words to say there about three men: Thurbert E. Baker, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, and Genarlow Wilson.
What he said raised eyebrows…

(This weblog creates, for us all, a chance to meet at the interaction of Life and the New Spirituality. It is written by the author of Conversations with God, the worldwide best-selling series of books. The “New Spirituality” is defined by the author as “a new way to experience our natural impulse toward the Divine, which does not make others wrong for the way in which they are doing it.”)

HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S BLOG…
* One more take on the Libby thing
* Is prison the answer for society’s ‘offenders’?
* What would God do if God were in the White House?
* What would God do if God were in the Vatican?

So there you have it. The President has commuted the sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. In the fast-paced world of What’s New NOW I know that this is already ancient information. Still, it is one piece of news that is not going to go away between now and Election Day 2008. In that context it seems topical to ask you: What do you think of all this?
I mean, from the standpoint of the New Spirituality what do you think of all this?
I asked this question in the Forum on my personal website the other day, and I received one very fascinating answer. A woman named Tricia wrote…

(This weblog creates, for us all, a chance to meet at the interaction of Life and the New Spirituality. It is written by the author of Conversations with God, the worldwide best-selling series of books. The “New Spirituality” is defined by the author as “a new way to experience our natural impulse toward the Divine that does not make others wrong for the way in which they are doing it.”)

HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S BLOG…
* Humanity’s greatest adventure
* The world’s enormous confusion
* A special invitation to YOU
* Should you need a penis to be paid well?

Even to the most casual observer it must be obvious that our civilization today stands at the brink of its greatest adventure and its most extraordinary achievement. I invite you to commit now to finding your place in that creation.
This is the second entry of what is a brand new blog at Beliefnet.com. What you will find here is a running commentary about humanity’s present and humanity’s future — but not some far off distant vision. We will be talking here about our near future, and the role that humans will play in creating it. We will be exploring the role that you can play in creating it; we will describe what will happen and how it will happen.
Much of what you will read here can be found, cumulatively, in the sacred writings of all the world’s wisdom traditions. Very little has not already been spoken by all of humanity’s master teachers. Very little, for that matter, has not appeared in my own 22 books in one form or another.
Sure, the commentaries will be contemporary, tied to the events of our day and times, but their deeper message will be ancient as Life Itself.
What, then, would be the reason to read this blog? I suggest that it will not be that it contains wisdom which we have not been given, but that it will repeat wisdom to which we have not been listening…

(The comments on this blog are intended to take you to the intersection of Life and the New Spirituality. The blogwriter is the author of Conversations with God, the global best-selling series of books.)
Welcome to a new blog on Beliefnet.com. I am pleased to be here, and I hope you will find the explorations here inspiring and instigating. That’s an interesting word to use, isn’t it? Instigating. Hmmm…
By that I mean that I hope that what you read here will arouse your curiosity, open your mind to new possibilities, ignite your passions, and engage you in the process of life at a higher level than ever before.
We are living in an age of co-creation. We are living at a time when we are becoming increasingly aware that the collective consciousness is something for which we are all responsible. The question now is, what are we to do about it? What can we do about it? Is there any way for individual intention to be made manifest in global-impacting proportion?
Are there any solutions to the problems in the world today that we — you and I — can bring to the space? And what role do our beliefs play in all of this? How does our understanding of God and life and our relationship with each other affect our ability to individually and collectively create solutions to the dilemmas of life as we experience them in the first quarter of the 21st Century?
These are the questions we will be asking in various forms on this blog. These are the matters we will be exploring and examining, discussing and dissecting in this space.
As the weeks go by you will notice repeated references on this blog to the most exciting news of the past 100 years…

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