Saturday, October 29, 2005

"Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain"

With the recent U.S. Grand Jury indictment of Cheney's right hand man, and promises of more investigations to come...including the promise of some things not even imagined by many, I'm reminded of The Wizard of Oz.

Just as Dorothy, all trusting, in need, and in complete awe of the "All powerful Wizard of Oz", followed the directions of this leader only to find him unmasked as weak, flawed, and a liar (It didn't take much to unveil him either - just a little dog who was willing to dig his teeth into the curtain and move it abit), so Americans are coming to an awareness that the man supposedly in control isn't.

("Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive" - Sorry, I'm just filled with high arc literary quotations tonight, eh?)

While we should never have followed a leadership so shrouded, and one so intent on remaining shrouded, it is time now for "everything that was hidden to be revealed." The process will mean greater internal "pains" for individuals as the basis of all they've held in faith falls away as faulty foundations give way, but it's all for the good as we begin to create anew again.

Let us focus now on enabling the full truth to come forward on all matters, so that no forces remain in effect that can check the truth's forward progress. Call for it, open a place for it. Only when the truth is discovered can healing occur and restructuring of our character begin. Some things may be extraordinarily shocking, yet allow them to come forward and be known so that something better will be known.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." Pay attention to your soul's directional compass and pledge allegiance to a Higher Authority than we've allowed ourselves to follow prior.


Thursday, October 20, 2005

Dissipating Wilma - Let's Stop Creating Disasters

After Katrina, weather trackers kept the public on high alert status for the oncoming Rita. We had, it would seem, become a nation fearing hurricanes. We were daily notified we're in the path and millions of people around the nation focused on the storm and its damaging potential. Rita slammed in. Now we are on watch for Wilma.

When will we learn that what we focus on expands? Let's stop contributing to disasters. It is time now to take our attention off the fear and support, instead, peace and well-being. (To see, in a book filled with colorful photos, demonstrations of the power of our thoughts to change the shape of physical things, see A Message from Water by Dr. Emoto from Beyond Words Publishing).

Immediately and throughout the next few days, see the oceans surrounding Florida and the entire Gulf region and Yucatan as calm and if you notice or think of the picture of Wilma, calm her and allow her to dissapate out to sea. Know that you will not be alone as we all join in with this intent.

I wish you well,

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Are We Connecting with the Pain of Others?

The U.S. and its citizens have had its wake-up storm experience with the back to back Katrina-Rita hit along the Gulf coast in which entire cities were decimated, people suffered lack, and fear, and many hundreds died. We've seemed isolated from it before, and yet it did awaken us to a very personal/cultural view of the results of such destructive force and rescue confusions. It touched the hearts of all of us who related the suffering of others to our own lives, bridging us into aspects of understanding our Oneness with all. Yet, in the U.S. within weeks there is rebuilding and planning and commerce beginning to commence ("casinos just like in Las Vegas" the mayor envisions)

This week in Pakistan/India an a major earthquake hit, killing 3,000 people and devastating huge areas. Photos show entire huge buildings that collapsed on people, schools smashing children, etc. Now, let us look at this and feel again a bond of relating, empathy, and desiring to help and ease the suffering.

It takes courage to lead with our hearts, both in events of tragedy and, as well, in leading out day to day lives differently than before. Looking out upon the world and walking within it in ways that build and unify and uplift and bridge the landscape of our private as well as public worlds rather than walking in ways that judge and attack/destry, promote fearfully and divide. How have you allowed your own life to be changed that betters the tone and tempo of your own as well as impact others in your circle (even if only in subtle ways)? In what new ways can you face your daily work? Spend time relating with work or neighborhood acquaintances? Heal the cracks in family or friendship ties? Influence the decisions of governing agencies? Tend to the wounded in other countries - and down your own street?