Change in Publishing Schedule

April 7, 2009

I am starting a new venture and can no longer devote the time to a daily post.  The new publishing schedule will be three times a week.  I will be publishing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 

I extend my deepest appreciation to all of our readers who have been reading this on a daily basis.  As always, I will approve and answer all comments as soon as possible.

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Repost: How Barack Obama Exemplifies Spirituality

March 16, 2009

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  My weekend got much busier than expected.  I was not able to write new post.  Instead I am reposting a very popular previous post about how Barack Obama exemplifies spirituality.  Here it is:

 

After the presidential election in the US last week I began thinking about exemplification of spirituality.  How do some individuals live their spiritual understanding as an example for the rest of us?

 

As I continued to ponder, I began to see some examples of spirituality in the way Barack Obama conducted himself during the recent presidential campaign.  Today we will begin a multipart series of articles on this subject.

 

This is spiritual not political

Before we get into looking at what I see as application of spiritual understanding by Barack Obama, I want to say a few words.  First – this is a spiritual discussion not a political discussion.  The subject will be how one person applied spiritual principles in a very public manner to achieve his goals.  If this had been a movie actor, or a doctor, or Joe the Plumber applying the same principles in the same manner, the discussion would be the same.

 

The other point that I want to make here is that this not partisan.  I am a firm independent.  My choice goes to the person who I feel will help us to learn and grow and to help each other.  I assure you if I saw John McCain exemplify the same spiritual principles in the same way, this series of articles would be about him as well.

 

Staying in the moment

The first thing that struck me after the election was how Barack Obama always seemed to be in the moment.  I do not ever remember him being upset, being defensive, or being angry.

 

Every time I saw Barack Obama on TV he was calm, quiet, and confident.  Some people have learned to make this behavior an elaborate charade.  They are calm and quiet on the surface but seething underneath.  All of our intense scrutiny by the media eventually brings this out.

 

I never saw Barack Obama get upset.  Sure, he made a few missteps and unfortunate statements.  However those never seemed to be coming from a place of anger and upset – just a place of being frank and open.

 

There were a few times when Barack Obama raised his voice.  As best I can tell that was only to make a point.  I never saw him raise his voice in anger or upset.  He seemed to speak in calm, well modulated tones most of the time.

 

As best I can tell I never saw Barack Obama out of the moment.  If you remember a time when he was not in the moment please tell us about your memory.  Better yet, if you can find a video clip please send in the link so we can all view it.

 

Don’t defend or attack

This is one of the points on which I think that most people did not understand Barack Obama.  He behaved in a manner that was antithetical to every accepted norm of political campaigning of the past thirty years.  He rarely defended himself or attacked his opponent.

 

This is one those examples that hold so much for each and every one of us.  This can show us how to live a nonviolent and spiritual life every day.  This shows us that spiritual principles can and do work when we properly understand and apply them to our lives.

 

As I understand it, the essential principle of nonviolence is to not attack our enemy.  When absolutely necessary we defend our self.  When that is done as little confrontation as possible is used.

 

The best examples of nonviolence in action that come to mind are Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and Ghandi.  I think the most accessible example of these three is the movie Ghandi.  We have discussed this movie elsewhere on this site and it is listed as one of our recommended resources.

 

Ghandi would frequently allow his opponents to attack.  He instructed his people to take the blows of their attackers.  When he decided to do something in a proactive manner (like march to the sea to make salt) it was done in a calm, nonviolent manner.

 

I have seen similar behavior in Barack Obama.  I have no doubt that he will use the armed forces to defend the country if we are attacked by other armed forces.  However, I do not think he will use armed forces to stomp around the world enforcing his policies or proving that he is not afraid of anyone.

 

To return to the campaign – just watch the footage from the debates to see the nonviolence in action.  When John McCain went on and on in a very confrontational manner, Barack Obama just sat back and waited.  When John McCain ran out of time, Barack just calmly replied to whatever charges John McCain had made.

When necessary Barack was a bit more forceful when he needed to make a point.  When he thought that John McCain was wrong he would calmly say so.  He never tried to talk over John McCain unless McCain was being unreasonable in the amount of time McCain was using – or when John McCain had interrupted Barack while Barack was talking.

 

The bottom line is that I was inspired by the solid application of nonviolence as a campaign tactic.  If we all recognize the success of this tactic we might be able to convince our other elected representatives to learn how to use this for themselves.

 

Please comment

That is all for today.  I have several more points to make regarding this subject.  We will probably be reading about this for a few days.  Hopefully we can be discussing it much longer than that.  Please submit your comment so we can begin this very important discussion.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

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We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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Talking About Vocabulary: God

February 20, 2009

Today we continue our look at spiritual vocabulary.  Once again we look at a word that has been used so much that everyone has their own definition.  My personal preference is to use the word Creator rather than God.  Today we look at why I make that choice.

 

Thankful Friday

We always take a moment on Friday to express our thanks.  This week we thank all the busy people who take time out of their day to read this blog.  Thank you for making this daily column part of your day.

 

We also thank WordPress and FeedBurner for providing the tools that make writing and distributing these words free to everyone.  Thanks WordPress and FeedBurner!

 

Who or what is God?

For me, I have struggled with this question for much of my life.  As I grew up I was indoctrinated into the religion that my family believed in.  For some reason I always had a problem with the concept of God that this particular religion espoused.  No surprise there.

 

As I grew older, I saw that every culture had their concept of what they perceived as God.  And, of course, most religions forced their followers to believe that their version of God was the one and only version.  Most religions forced their believers to accept the “one true God” and shun all others.

 

Like many of you, I realized that somewhere this did not make sense.  How could there be so many versions of the “one true God”?  So I continued my thinking and watched as people continued the tradition of many thousands of years – killing each other in the name of the “one true God”.

 

How about a Creator?

Eventually my thinking brought me to looking at the idea of Creator.  Although I had not done an exhaustive study of all of the world’s religions, it seemed to me that there was one thread that connected all of their descriptions of the “one true God”.  That thread is the concept of “Creator”.

 

Most religions attempt to explain the origin of both human beings and the world.  Most of them in some way go back to a Being that creates people, the world, and the universe.  When I realized this, I knew that I had found my answer to the riddle of who is the “one true God”.

 

That answer is the Creator.  It is clear that human beings cannot create the true self that each of us is – and that evolves through countless reincarnations.  It is clear that human beings cannot create the earth or the universe.  That is done by the Creator.

 

It became clear to me that – other than the concept of Creator – every attribute that we ascribe to the “one true God” is created by us.  We make the “one true God” into our likeness.

 

As I saw that, I stopped using the word “God” and started using the word “Creator”.  That is the one aspect of the one true God that everyone seems to agree upon.  It is the aspect of the one true God that human beings cannot claim as being their own.

 

That is all for this week.  Have a great weekend!

 

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We work towards an identical goal.

 

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No New Post Today

January 21, 2009

My apologies.

I had an event today that unexpectedly took up the entire day.  I was unable to write a post for today – but I will have a brand new one for you tomorrow.

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Finger Pointing and Forgiveness

December 18, 2008

Yesterday we looked at a bit of spiritual logic regarding forgiveness.  That post received several comments.  The comment from Ruth got me thinking about an earlier post titled “Pointing Fingers”.  Today we look at similarities between these two posts.

 

Pointing fingers

The main idea of the post titled “Pointing Fingers” was that whenever we point a finger we always have three pointing back at us.  You can easily prove this to yourself by looking down at your hand and pointing your finger.  You have three pointing back at you.

 

The meaning of those three fingers is that we have to take responsibility for ourselves before we can attempt to “blame” someone else.  When we are honest with ourselves we find that we have an awful lot of stuff to work on.  We do not really need to waste time blaming someone else for things we feel they have done to us.

 

Forgiveness

This is where forgiveness comes in.  When we want to point a finger at someone else we actually wind up forgiving them when we notice the three fingers pointing back at us.

 

That is what happens when we really start to understand what those fingers pointing at us mean.  They say to us “How can you blame some one else when you are doing the same thing yourself?”  We have mentioned this idea before.  When we do not like what some one else is doing it is usually because we are doing the same thing and we do not like that we are also doing it.

 

To prove this to yourself just watch the people around you.  When someone complains about what someone else is doing be quiet and watch their behavior.  You will usually find that they are doing exactly what they are complaining that other people do.  By extension, that means we are probably behaving the same way.

 

Forgiving ourselves

Here is the main point for today’s post.  When we recognize the three fingers pointing back at us let’s start recognizing that this is also a reminder to forgive ourselves.  Self forgiveness can be the most difficult kind of forgiveness.

 

Self forgiveness requires self acceptance, objectivity, lack of denial, being in the moment, and many more things.  However, self forgiveness is the most powerful kind of forgiveness.

 

When we really start to forgive ourselves we finally start to like ourselves.  When we like ourselves we have true self confidence.  True self confidence is the most powerful tool we possess.  True self confidence harnesses the vast power of our true self which has always accomplished everything we, as true self, ever chose to do.  But that is another post.

 

That is all for today.  Remember – those three fingers pointing back at you are one of the most powerful tools you have.

 

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We work towards an identical goal.

 

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If You Loved Me You Would…

October 28, 2008

How many times have we heard someone say “If you loved me you would…”?  This idea is pervasive in our culture.  Today we will take a look at what is behind the scenes when we hear these words.

 

Could it be false self?

I always cringe when I hear someone say these words.  How about you?  I don’t cringe only when someone says them to me.  I cringe when I hear them on TV, in a movie, or read them in a book.

 

Why do I cringe?  I am glad that you asked that.  What makes these words so unbearable for me is that all I hear is a false self attempting to control someone else.  On July 17 we touched on this idea in our post that talked about breaking illusions.  We also chipped around the edges of this idea in our series of posts about painful family relationships.  Today we will concentrate solely on this one idea.

 

Over the last few months we have discussed the idea that false self wants life to be simple.  False self also wants to be accepted.  However, false self is so insecure that it wants that acceptance to be guaranteed.  It wants to see signs that will prove that it is being accepted.

 

Forcing the acceptance

As we have also discussed many times, false self is a bundle of fears and attachments.  Let’s take a look at the fears having to do with being loved and accepted.

 

For today’s example we will talk about the fears and attachments of a false self in a marriage.  This example is not meant to reinforce any stereotypes.  If you feel this example is about stereotypes please just switch the characters and genders around until it works for you.

 

Also, this example could be seen as a chacterization.  The intent is to understand the process therefore we are looking at a simplistic example.  Please understand the process and then discover for yourself how it applies in situations that are around you.

 

We start our example with a man who wants to have his dinner on the table shortly after he gets home from work.  He was raised in a home where the women always prepared the meals and the men never did anything in the kitchen.  For him, the last thing a man would think of doing is preparing a meal.

 

Now the wife of our culinarily challenged man has been working at her own job outside the home.  She has an opportunity to work overtime.  Of course that would keep her from being able to prepare her husband’s dinner.  It is no surprise that he says “If you loved me you would not work overtime and make sure I ate a hot meal.”

 

Let’s apply this idea

Remember, this example is deliberately very obvious.  We all saw this coming.  But do we see the attachments?  Do we see the false self at work?  Can we take this example and apply it to situations in our life?

 

In our example the husband is clearly a self centered lout.  He is clearly attached to his experience and does not want to break those attachments.  He wants to make his wife change so that he does not have to change.

 

Do we see that any time someone utters the words “If you loved me” that we are dealing with false self attempting to dominate?  Any time we hear those words someone is attempting to manipulate at least one other person into behavior that proves a false self concept of love.

 

You know what?  You can’t prove that you love someone.  If the other person does not want to believe that you love them, nothing you do will ever convince them.  If they put up one condition, like making dinner in our example, then they will come up with another condition when the first one is met.

 

Think about children to see how this idea works.  “If you loved me you would buy me a candy bar.”  You buy the candy bar and then you hear “If you loved me you would buy me a toy.”  You buy the toy and you hear “If you loved me you would let me stay up late and watch TV.”

 

It never ends once you start to attempt to prove that you love them.  Eventually you have to discuss the meaning of love with the child or they will keep looking for proof of being loved.

 

Adults are no different

Do you really think that as we grow older we stop acting in this manner?  We learned this behavior as children and never really grow out of it.  As we mature we tend to mute the extreme nature of this behavior, but for most of us it is still there.

 

We see it all around us from others.  We must be vigilant of our own thoughts and behaviors.  We must take responsibility when we see ourselves looking for proof of love and acceptance.  We must realize that there is no proof of love and stop looking for it.  More importantly, we must stop making others do things to prove that they love us.  We don’t like it when people do it to us, we must stop doing it to others.

 

The only appropriate words

When we hear “If you loved me you would…” there are a few words that are appropriate to finish that idea.  Those are “you would love and accept me for who I am at this moment.”

 

That is all.  When we truly love and accept someone for who they are, we accept them for who they are at each moment.  That is all we can do to show them that we love them.

 

Many times their false self will not recognize or understand that acceptance.  We cannot do anything about that.  Their false self will ask for proof because it does not see that it is being accepted.  We can offer no proof other than continuing to accept the other person for who they are.

 

Other reading

This post touched on ideas that were discussed in many other postings on this site.  For further reading please refer to our posts about acceptance.  Also please look at our series of posts about dealing with our family.

 

That is all for today.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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Return to Our Roots

October 2, 2008

Return to Our Roots

 

Today we will return to where this blog started.  We will talk about subjects that are more directly about the Crystal Children, the Indigo Children, and the Star Children.  Today we will look at what jobs are appropriate for those involved with the mission to the planet.

 

Remember when?

Back when we began this blog on June 17 of this year we started with an explanation of who the crystal, indigo, and star children are.  We went on to discuss what their mission to the planet is, how it evolved, and where the mission currently stands.  I would suggest this as background reading for those who have not yet read it.

 

At that time we heard about the rebalancing of the planet.  Once again, I recommend to those who have not read this group of articles to go back and reread them.  There are about ten articles that will help you understand the next group of postings.

 

We have spent a couple of months looking at the aspects of our thinking that we need to understand.  These concepts of illusions, true self, and false self are necessary if we are to master our physical mind.  Mastering our physical mind is the same as our spiritual growth.  Spiritual growth means that we are learning to master our physical mind or false self.

 

Some of the concepts we will talk about over the next little bit were first broached on August 1 in our post entitled Quo Vadis.  The purpose of that post was to signal to our readers that we were going to change our focus and talk about topics that were more about spiritual growth than the details of the mission.

 

Now we are going to switch back to talking about the mission and the planetary rebalancing for awhile.  The purpose of the mission is to help the planet learn spiritual growth.  We will switch between the details of the mission and discussing spiritual growth.  The crystal, indigo, and star children need to be learning about both if they are to fulfill the goals of the training they received prior to their current lifetime on this planet.

 

Do the right job

In our post “Quo Vadis” we took a quick look at the idea of what jobs are appropriate for the crystal, indigo, and star children to have.  I have also been asked this directly.  “What is the best job for me to be able to help the planet?”

 

The answer is – the job that makes you happy.  Far too many of us choose a job for the wrong reasons.  We want to make money.  Our parents want us to have a certain career.  The family expects me to be a part of the business.

 

Even the common reason “I want to help people” is not as good of a reason as we think it is.  If we pick the right job for us it will always involve helping people.  We do not have to make it a reason for picking a job – it is the natural outcome of having picked the right job.

 

The mission will need every skill

The mission of the crystal, indigo, and star children will need every job imaginable.  We will need to create a fully functioning society within the current society.  This means we will have to mirror the existing society in most ways.

 

We will need butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers.  We will need farmers, cooks, doctors, nurses, lawyers, computer programmers, and engineers.  Every discipline will be needed within the new society that we will be building.

 

Don’t work – be happy

Now that we know that we will need every skill imaginable it frees us to choose a job that we want to do.  The most important thing to look at is what will make us happy.  When we are happy with our work we do not consider it work.

 

Last weekend I watched the new Chris Rock special on HBO.  Amongst the things he talked about was the idea of a career versus a job.  His point was that we enjoy a career because if fulfills us.  We hate a job because it is not what we want to do.

 

When we choose the job that makes us happy we have chosen a career.  We will be happy and we will not care about the money we are making.  We will want to be the best at what we do.  This will naturally bring more money.  When we are concentrating on doing what we like and becoming the best we can the money winds up being of secondary importance.  Our happiness and our learning about our career become more important than the money.

 

Just think back on the jobs that you have had where you were not happy.  Were you very good at the job?  Did you get up every morning and want to go to work?  When you went home were you happy and satisfied with what you had done that day?  Did you constantly think about that you were not getting paid enough to do the job?

 

These questions are some of the indications that you were not in the right job.  We might have been in it for the money, because we were expected to by our family, or that it sounded like a good idea at the time.  The bottom line is that if we are not happy with our job we are not going to be making the very best effort that we can.

 

The right job for the mission is the right job for you

If we are in the wrong job and are not happy we are not helping the mission as much as we could.  One of the objectives of the mission is to exemplify to the planet how we can incorporate our spiritual life into everything we do on a daily basis.  When we are in the wrong job we are not being as good as an example as we could.

 

Relax – don’t worry about being in the right job.  Choose to be happy with what you do.  As long as we are happy we are fulfilling our purpose on this planet for this lifetime.  Learn to be happy and you will see that everything takes care of itself without our having to worry about it.

 

That’s all for today.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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