Monday, July 11, 2011

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010
I express God's love and create harmony and happiness wherever I am.

To establish peace in my own heart or harmony in any situation, I choose to express God's love.

Perhaps there is someone in my life who I find difficult or disagreeable. Love may not flow spontaneously from me toward this person. But I can let love flow spontaneously to God, and in loving God, I develop understanding and compassion toward others.

I am able to see that beneath a difficult disposition is a heart trying to find love. I am able to see that inner peace and outer harmony are generated through the giving of love. Love's warmth causes us to unify and cooperate with each other.

I turn my heart toward God, finding in my love for God a full heart for loving others.

We love the children of God, when we love God.--1 John 5:2

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the Beach in Hanauma Bay, Oahu

I had a dream last night on Dec 1st. My deceased X-Wife and I were sitting on the beach at Hanauma Bay in Hawaii. She was laughing at the pictures and videos I was showing her on the Laptop and said that she knew the Lady in the funny hat from a past life. "Oh really!" tell me about it I said..."She and I were best friends when we were Plain Indians of the Sisco tribe." Just then, Kay, who was laying on a towel to my left, replied "Now I remember where I know you from Rosie, isn't it funny how we keep running into each other in each reincarnation?" Just then I heard the phone ringing and I was snapped back into reality...I forgot the dream until later when I was lighting that first candle right behind Lulu! I find it hard to believe but now know that dream was Kay's way of telling me she and Rosie were Soul Sisters and not to worry myself about her transition...This thing we call reality is just a way station between dreams...I have been blessed by knowing and loving them both...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Practical Spirituality

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Reflections on the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication.

A Q&A Session with

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simple Abundance

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Wednesday, Oct. 20
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Verse 81

Here's a quote I value a lot (seriously).

"There is a beginning. There is no beginning of that beginning. There is no beginning of that no beginning of beginning. There is something. There is nothing. There is something before the beginning of something and nothing, and something before that. Suddenly there is something and nothing. But between something and nothing, I still don't really know which is something and which is nothing. Now, I've just said something, but I don't really know whether I've said anything or not.''

It's 2500 year old Taoist scripture attributed to Chuang Tzu. No, it's not a joke - in fact I consider it a very good explanation - but I find it very helpful to remind myself just how much of the universe we can understand by our rational mind alone. Things like eternity and the ever present "now" are like that. But it does make me laugh!