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1.13.2018

LSGIAB: Loving Spirit of Goodness In Action Being (les-jia-b) acronym subject name adjustment

LSGIAB: Loving Spirit of Goodness In Action Being (les-jia-b) acronym subject name adjustment

Two changes. Related. Inspired and caused by an attempt to have an accessible dot-com URL which now has been purchased at $12 a year so therefore it can be discarded or used, LSGIABEING.COM  LSGIA by itself was not available although a quick check did not show any problems. The prior words were including in action ism. Qualified by another phrase the being we were born as.

With The Changes indicated in the title of the post above this seems to be an improved consolidation. Loving Spirit of goodness in action being. Without the requirement of further explanation this describes the being that this site and group and movement asserts and understands we were born as and are seeking to rebirth, reinflame, within ourselves and others.

LESGIAB: website design objectives

LESGIAB: website design objectives

1  From initial of concept throughout the long relationship with a user it should come as close to being the experience of existing in and among a community of History's great beings as can be achieved in terms of emotional intellectual spiritual action and effect on the being of the consumer.

2. It has three primary and one secondary target audience. Those who are dying to become like the great spirits of History we were born to be. The other three targets are exactly this. Point being, this is the only Target.

3. All business for those who want nothing other than that. How much time do those folks want us spending on being cute, attractive, fun, enjoyable, easy…. This site is for people that are literally dying to save themselves and literally dying to save the world. They are dying for us to help them achieve results within themselves so they can get on with saving the world ASAP.

4. Conceptual integration of some or all parties when and where appropriate. What are the common themes, attributes, practices, backgrounds, Genesis among summer all of these people. Makes no sense to have each new consumer have to figure all of that out by themselves

5. Traditional website stuff as applicable, contact, authors, purpose, target audience, etc etc

6. Special emphasis on strategic opportunities. Spiritual boot camps. Intentional communities. Are two examples.

7….

1.12.2018

LSGIA: important notice. Until clearly announced otherwise everything being published on this site right now is prototype...

LSGIA: important notice. Until clearly announced otherwise everything being published on this site right now is prototype and subject to minor or even radical total change.

everything that we’re doing right now we consider prototyping, model building, to provide a foundation for change including total redirection on any or all pieces by by anyone I'm working with. They do not have language that speaks tentatively that way. We will do this, we do do that, Etc. A model house is not built out of wet spaghetti but actual boards and siding and piping Etc. But the good contractor absolutely knows that it may be that no one will ever live in that model house, they will want something very very different.

LSGIA: this site is designed explicitly for the one in a million past and future Saints

LSGIA: this site is designed explicitly for the one in a million past and future Saints

We wilk do all of our work in front of a panel that we keep in our imagination, a panel consisting of the prior revolutionaries who in our view we have provided the name of Elsewhere on this site.

We’ll be asking ourselves the question I hope, what would they have wanted to see in their formative stages? What would they have wanted it to look like. What would they have wanted us to not waste my time or concern on? What would have been most useful for them to have his content?

LSGIA: in our work here God is essentially synonymous with loving spirit of goodness in action ism….

LSGIA: in our work here God is essentially synonymous with loving spirit of goodness in action ism….

LSGIA: in our work here God is essentially synonymous with loving spirit of goodness in action ism….

LSGIA: in our work here God is essentially synonymous with loving spirit of goodness in actionism, a phenomenon, a miraculous and divine mechanism, of the human nervous system.

At least in western culture through even the healthiest part of that prison it is hard to think of a LSGIA revolutionary who has not spoken of God and lived as though there was a God in the sense of a force, a creature of compassion and truth and allknowingNess. It is at least as hard, it seems impossible, to think of a true revolutionary like king or Gandhi or Jesus himself that lived as though there was a magician. Their so-called followers made up stories to the contrary but no historical record in the slightest indicates that they lived as though there was a magician.

Nor do we.

We work for miracles as do all of the true Revolutionary so out history but we look to know sentient being in the sky to make them happen. We look to ourselves and to a rebirth from living death among our fellow human beings.

LSGIA: a very sobering thought. Revolutionaries have very few equivalent colleagues

LSGIA: a very sobering thought. Revolutionaries have very few equivalent colleagues

At the end of his life Gandhi considered that he had profoundly failed. He based this on the assessment that although Millions had followed his technique and achieved political ends that what he valued which was a revolution of human values occurred almost not at all. The millions did not come to a new way of being, the way of being they were born for, but reverted to the vile creatures of head and flesh the equivalent of what they had overthrown with the British. Gandhi considered himself virtually a total failure.

It is the view of James that there were a few followers of Jesus in the decades after Jesus was killed. This was a pleasant Discovery for him, James. But it does not appear that there were thousands or tens of thousands and they quickly whatever number there were we're replaced never to be seen again by all but one in a million who happily enslaved themselves to the spirit of head and flesh in Jesus name.

It is very hard to think of any exceptions.

So shall we give up and go fishing?

James will do what he can to be a better catcher of The Souls of people with every breath that he is given. The above consideration will only humble him and further intensify his attempt to succeed as well as possible.

LSGIA: what “truth” means to us here

LSGIA: what “truth” means to us here

Although we hold true scholarship in the highest esteem, and things like objective quantitative measures of impact in extremely high esteem, we are bound ultimately in every respect to increasing the amount of goodness in the world. We are not bound to wasting time in idle arguments with cynics or with armchair Observers which in each case represent massive swats of the u.s. community including among those that consider themselves open-minded and progressives. This is not meant to be mean or harsh but it is meant to be clear.

With few exceptions the measure we use for what is true is what has worked, what has been employed, what has had impact by the great revolutionaries that have come before and secondarily as documented by the great Scholars, the very few great Scholars that have tried to give us insight to these processes.

And also what we have proven in our own lives. If we are not relatively healthy and relatively advanced in this area where we are creating this resource then why are you even reading this? But if we are then of course we will draw on what we have learned personally and what works personally while at the same time being transparent as to when we and our experience is the source.

We are absolutely not bound by what the sick professions in this culture hold to be truth. Their measure is what they can get funds for which tends to be safe minutiae regardless of the field. This including most academics that should be sources of serious information on the subjects we are concerned with at this site but rarely so. We are a culture without Vision, those who provide funding to today's researchers are without Vision or Compassion or humanity and therefore the should be thought leaders in Academia do Visionless meaningless work so they can get money for what they consider to be lives.

One of the big implications of this is that people like Sorokin, Maslow, Frankel, Adler, and others steamed in this site and by we that contribute here are not highly esteemed within their fields and often have been disparaged. Jesus was disparaged. Churchill detested Gandhi. United States loves Martin Luther King Jr, just not the real Martin Luther King jr. that was so threatening to the state that they killed him.

LSGIA: empathic listening, the one thing and all psychology proven to be highly Health producing.....

LSGIA: empathic listening, the one thing and all psychology proven to be highly Health producing

It has been 17 years since I completed my masters of counseling work at the a level of course. Except for the sea I gave myself for dissenting on the corrupt politics of the American Psychological Association. I have not followed the field intimately since then but it's quite unlikely that much has changed I would have seen that in headlines.

The one thing highly significant in causing Health to occur in other human beings is empathic listening whether delivered by a mother, a janitor, a friend, a colleague, a teacher, or even a psychologist although probably least they're there objectively a pretty sick bunch.

This has substantial implications for the reconstruction of this new site and movement and for the practitioners Within.

Carl Rogers is the psychologist most responsible for developing and popularizing the concept although he got pretty goofy mid and end of career.

With respect to the site resource and the people committed to developing it short medium and long-term particular attention might go toward how this can facilitate access and listening buy whatever closest approximation we have of modern-day revolutionaries, Modern Day Saints, as possible. James does not consider the above violation of the most important idea he knows, example is the most important thing in influencing people. But it is a substantial fact none the less.

LSGIA: James deeply concerned by how forward he needs to be initially

Dave, in line with some other comments I've shared with you, it continues to nag at me and will continue to nag at me the degree to which I feel pushed initially to put forth for us so many thoughts that seem to have crystallized in my mind and are less clearly suggested in the Saints and Scholars. Who is James to do this? F*** if I know. But they are there and I'm obliged to put them forth. We are not obliged to carry them forward after that but I must put them forth initially so that they can be evaluated. I wish it weren't so but it is.

LSGIA: James has so much to learn, so far to go.

Loving Spirit of goodness in action ism, cultivating it, spreading it, increasing it in myself is my life's work now until the end I expect. I think it should be the life's work of us all. I think it is the life's work we were born for.

It is a new and much brighter and more useful Northstar for me now.

And it also regularly shames me. It is a new way for me to understand the behavior that Wells up in me sometimes particularly with respect to things in the world that I tend to detest or find importantly evil. Such things provoke in me spirit that is anything but LSGIA. I have so far to go.

LSGIA : NOTE, pursued directly delays Justice in fact and LSGIA

LSGIA : NOTE, pursued directly delays Justice in fact and LSGIA

The pursuit of justice typically delays the pursuit of goodness. this is odd and unfortunate. in truth pursuit of justice delays the development of goodness. the very highest echelon Revolutionaries of goodness which are the only true Revolutionaries , this can be seen in their lives probably without exception, unless and until they lose their way as did King and even Gandhi late in their work. they certainly never divert their attention to pursuing justice for themselves and even immediate justice for those populations they devote their lives to.

it is not immediate justice that they pursue. they pursue the development of goodness within the heart of those being abused and within the abusers and within the larger society to create the condition we're j Justice can prevail.
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injustice is the symptom necessary certain and absolute of the head and flash strangling LSGIA within each individual. only the freeing of LSGIA can cause justice to prevail.

Correction there are some who lose footting on this che Quivira Martin Luther King late in his life….

LSGIA - LSGIA, mental health, clinically identical

LSGIA : LSGIA, mental health, clinically identical.

It is the understanding and assertion of this movement that LSGIA  itself is clinically human mental emotional and spiritual health Clinically . The work of Abraham maslow one of the few sane and brilliant psychologist does a lot to flesh this out and a few other psychologists also.  Also probably the greatest, Alfred Adler.

Any serious consideration of the most revered individuals throughout history indicates that this is the case as was the explicit work of Maslow, he alone has undertaken this task.

LSGIA: James forehead, stop talking, stop thinking, start loving

This is not what his forehead reads. It reads stop starving, Stop Killing, start loving. But the original conception that hit him totally out of nowhere to use his forehead as a billboard it was stop talking, stop thinking, start loving. I don't remember why the switch took place I think it may have had to do with my sense of accessibility to the reader.

But the more important concept is the first one. In a sensare or ideational culture {Sorokin} and the US pathological culture is a combination of the two now it is a culture that uses talking and thinking to keep LS Gia in the dungeon. None of us collaborating on this site most ever allow this mistake to be tolerated in our cells or in our fellow collaborators although we need to be respectful and gently firm with each other. This is not yet another site for mental masturbation instead of action.

LSGIA. For the moment thi blog under total and complete construction is a workspace for James primarily.

LSGIA. For the moment thi blog under total and complete construction is a workspace for James primarily.

Contrary to my earlier thoughts, as things are evolving I expect to rip into the current blog spot and make it a sketch of the direction that I see. I also see taking license to continue to publish posts there including elements or all contents of our dialogue and to  Republish those on Facebook to the small group of people that sometimes look at what I post there, and unlike the Google Drive where immediately I feel a wonderful responsibility to have that completely transparent between us regarding creation and revisions, for the near foreseeable future I do not see taking the same care with what I do on that blog spots site.

It is wonderful if people watch respond comme contribute collaborate….

LSGIA: how the Saints and Scholars become raging fires of revolution

5:55 a.m. Churning. Some combination of winds reach and blow on the ember of the loving spirit of goodness in actionism within most or all of the Saints and scholars such city becomes a raging fire that consumes their entire life and which they wish to spread to others because the experience as life itself and all that can protect and your true the fire in others is an army attempting to do so. With Jesus it seems to have involved the teachings of Isaiah and Amos that least and the unbearable suffering that he saw cause by the cruel roman Empire on the already destitute Palestinians. Well to do che guevera seeing the misery brought on the poor of South America. Same for Oscar Romero. Well to do David dellinger seeing the misery of the depression. Rachel Corey the misery of the Palestinians Sophie schol seeing the moral and physical miassery brought about morally and physically by the Nazis. Buddha from his privilege seeing the spirit of the Poor crushed. Montague sorokin Einstein seeing the horror of World War 2 and the Spektor of destruction of all of goodness by nuclear weapons and a culture gone insane. Jane Goodall Charles Dickens Victor Hugo Leonard Bernstein my father……..

LSGIA: speed yes. Bury fellow collaborators no

Never ever do I mean to impose on your time or priorities. I try and be responsible in sensing the boundaries of others but at such a passionate creative time I may do a very very very very poor job of that. I need your help to be certain that your boundaries for comfort or not violated by me

LSGIA. target audience

James here. Important clarity coming to me as to the target audience in my mind. What the site needs to be, who it is for. It is for the next potential Gandhi, no? the next post tolstoy the next David dillinger, the next Alice Paul the next Mulholland the next Martin Luther King Jr the next Jesus no?  Or those who are in the process of becoming. Where did they come from, what caused them? And if a fisherman caught them to use Jesus idea who was that fisherman and what was the bait? This thought is a new way for me to understanding the materials that left to my own devices will go on the site, in large Part. I had not been understanding it this way but there is. F.y.i voice typing does weird capitalization sometimes and I don't always take the time to correct it, especially when offline.

LSGIA: Important Genesis of James list of Saints and Scholars

The materials you have seen me advancing so far if only under the name of the Saints and the scholars has very substantially come to me because my own search has been guided these last 18 years by trying to understand pretty much at the molecular level the great change agents that have  come before and what caused them. Martin Luther King Jr was caused by Walter Roush en bushes book in large part and secondary tolstoy’s book the law of love and the law of violence and by gundies life work. Tolstoy was caused largely by the original Greek texts of the gospel and apparently heavily influenced at least by John Ruskin  unto to this last and Ruskin essays by this name along with tolstoy's the kingdom of God is within you created Gandhi.

Mulholland it seems was created by Alice Paul and Alice Paul by Mulholland. Although he can be very very distracting pitirim sorokin’s book the ways and power of love is an exhausted examination of where people that he categorizes as people of the supra conscience came from. Aside from the Greek gospel toast or was also inspired by the lives that these saw being lived by and tie violent communities particularly Quaker in Russia under threat of incredible brutality from Russians which he saw them trans mute time after time as described in PDF detail in the first ten chapters of the Kingdom of God is within you. Dave derringer yeah to jail jail came from it least in  large part the experience of leaving yale  mid degree and going and living with the poor during the depression in hobo camps around the country. I don't quite remember what caused him to do that but that would be interesting. Kahn the frontier Gundy was caused in substantial part by watching the Life of Gandhi.

So the above is kind of circular to be sure. Just to state again the central thought, this site, the target audience and its construction should in humility look very very hard at who the prior Revolutionaries are, what caused them, and in particular the extent to which they were cause by written word that we can read, highlight on the site, no?

Unless forced away James will be at this Joshua Tree campsite for another 5 days. many advantages. among the limitations is no internet access without walking a mile. being offline obviously I can create notes like this but things like voice typing are crippled in their accuracy fluency effectiveness spellcheck at cetera when not online. these days it's hard for me to quiet my mind which is churning and that's good but its also bad, I need my rest and the fact that I can't get online is probably a useful discipline right now at night.

Unless forced away James will be at this Joshua Tree campsite for another 5 days. many advantages. among the limitations is no internet access without walking a mile. being offline obviously I can create notes like this but things like voice typing are  crippled in their accuracy fluency effectiveness spellcheck at cetera when not online.  these days it's hard for me to quiet my mind which is churning and that's good but its also bad, I need my rest and the fact that I can't get online is probably a useful discipline right now at night.

1.11.2018

James personal posting. As mentioned elsewhere virtually all of James personal posting is now being done on Facebook.

LSGIA: A friend, James, why is this so hard to read? Why refer to yourself in the third person?.

I hope this message finds you well. I read your blog and the 11 posts. I need more time to do the other reading. I’m having difficulty comprehending (so sorry🙁) Need to re-read. This question may sound ridiculous, but I am inquiring with all due respect:  Why are you referring to yourself in the 3rd person? You make many references to James. Aren’t you James? Thanks and forgive my stupidity. 🌝

My reply: Oh please! ROFL! If I am not a fool or a Madman or an idiot and I am not of those then something I am aware of is that the greatest Spirits throughout history no one reads them. Why? Because it's foreign to us and therefore it requires a tremendous amount of work. It is foreign to us because they are of what I'm referring to by whatever words but I'll say the loving spirit of goodness in action. By whatever words or none. We have been taught by our culture to be spirits of the head and flesh. This is a foreign land. It has taken me many many years and would take me hundreds of years to fully understand this land because I wasn't taught of it. So if what I'm sharing is worthwhile like the works of Tolstoy and the actual words of Jesus and the actual words of Gandhi and the actual words of Martin Luther King jr... . which no one reads because it's hard work, that's why it's hard work. It's not you, a little bit it's me, but it's hard work. And it is a lot that this is early in the total reconstruction, the total Construction, of this movement so any attempt at more detailed word processing are not even being made yet. It'll be another two months before the work has gone into making it more easily accessible to even the few pioneers. But we can't wait. Help is needed now so we have to Wade through now we are early ones. I am so deeply glad that you're giving it a try.

I'm quite aware that I'm referring to myself in the third person. And I don't know exactly why. I find it more interesting. I find it more appropriate. It is an attempted movement at least psychologically by me in the direction that this site needs to be which is not the site of I, not the site of James, but our site, the sight of We. And a site which is transparent. It will have words from King, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Corrie, Sophie Scholl.... Alice Paul, Diane Wilson.... Dave Schwenk hopefully and others. In every case including we direct contributors to the site, transparency requires that we be named. It will be a tragedy if it continues to be that we would know who I is, currently James, that must change quickly.

LSGIA: Help needed ASAP. Word processor where an Android can work on a document and track changes offline. This for collaborative document site and Mission creation. All I've found so far is Microsoft Office 365 which cost $100 a year. Do you know of anything free or less expensive?

Help needed ASAP. Word processor where an Android can work on a document and track changes offline. This for collaborative document site and Mission creation. All I've found so far is Microsoft Office 365 which cost $100 a year. Do you know of anything free or less expensive?

5.1 LSGIA: The centrality of Jesus on this site, in this movement

James is really struggling against sacrificing truth on the altar of inclusiveness. this is the altar on which prior attempts at this movement have died. Specifically the struggle is between honoring the truth that Jesus is probably the greatest Revolutionary that history has yet seen and on the other hand trying to not discourage those of other faith traditions from including themselves in this work. James is quite sure he quite sure can find the courage to not sacrifice the truth on this alter which would be an act of cowardice and stupidity on his part. In truth what should work is that overtime if by some miracle some  great LSGIA soul from a different faith tradition sees the truth in this work as it evolves, could and maybe would announced themselves to the effort that they wanted to create a version better reflective of their faith tradition, and or show how the current work could be protected in aadhearing to the truth while at the same time becoming more inclusive. In James mind it something like the button at the top of some International sites that lets one select English or French or Spanish or Arabic or whatever. Part of his assessment that Jesus is the greatest revolutionary is certainly the limits of his faith and cultural background but Gandhi wasn't limited by James cultural background and he assed that Jesus was the greatest example of a human being that history ever seen and said as much in his correspondence with Tolstoy. Revolutionary movements around the world hold Martin Luther King Jr in extremely high esteem I believe and King absolutely was a continuation of Jesus work.

If you have any strong reactions James would certainly like to know them. He also want to be transparent to you as to why he is proceeding as you will see his initial modeling effort proceed for a while.

1.10.2018

Update. Donations welcome. Roughly $800 will be required for the vehicle this month. I had thought such expenditures where at the end and the end of such expenditures is approaching but not yet. The motor was destroyed......

Update. Donations welcome. Roughly $800 will be required for the vehicle this month. I had thought such expenditures where at the end and the end of such expenditures is approaching but not yet. The motor was destroyed due to an inadequate fix for regenerative braking. I'll be going into credit card debt of between 800 and $1,000 by the end of this month which will rectify the situation if current plans hold. The mission, the movement, of helping to re-establish the being we were born to as humans, the loving spirit of goodness in action ISM, has begun. That requires not only access for this Android a smartphone but also laptop which is not available here in the desert. So the current plan is to install the older week motor into the vehicle which should be able to get down into Yucca Valley. The attempt to install that motor will occur now this afternoon and if successful with regret this magnificent State Park will be left at least for now 4 WiFi access for the laptop down in Yucca Valley for some number of days.

12. LSGIA: beliefs, practices, Creed's, techniques, processes, ethics, contact [ this section is out of order and was overlooked. Please note.]

This is a placeholder at the moment. The title above suggests the sections that will be within. This will be among the most fluid of all the sections particularly early on as James takes the liberty of putting forth what he understands so that rapidly others might help make it infinitely more inclusive and adequate.

0. LSGIA: Our Mission, Our Prayer

General site notice: ( acknowledgement in advance of some redundancy and much wordiness here elsewhere in these documents. Even when the miracle of a process of collaboration like this possibly emerging the risks early on of misunderstanding are enormous. This is what you are reading from me. A silver lining, if you struggle through this post 0 you will find that you can skim through redundancy quite quickly in other posts and I encourage you to do so.) If it is ever found that James with the initiate moments of this reconstruction, if it is ever found that he truly values his ideas over the truth from wherever sources can best be understood, then at that moment it will be known that he is not of the Spirit in any way shape or form and a detriment to this effort and should be abandoned and or or stopped.

Having said that, James received the vision for this particular attempt at the reconstruction of the ancient movement.

More importantly, as best he understands it, in the fall of 2001 James explicitly turned control of his life, put in charge of the head and flash he has been given, which he highly values, he put in charge of those the loving spirit of goodness in action-ism as best he understood it at the time, by different words, heart, Loving. Under the crazy control of that spirit he gave all material wealth he had accumulated as a successful hi tech executive, to the woman he been married to for decades and to their biological children, and waged his first anti violent loving onslaught on the murderous apathy that was destroying the lives of thousands of resource starved children in Chester Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Enquirer December 31st 2001) . This largely in the form of his first near death Hunger strike.

Throughout his life and adulthood LSGIA had impact on his life more than it has on most people in this culture but since that time in 2001 it has been virtually 100 percent in charge of his head and flash. He has experienced this as an amazing crazy worthy frightening joyful ride on which he is still being taken.

As a consequence of all this and in the absence of what he has yearned for, others of the same spirit in charge, in collaboration, in the absence of this he is now compelled to do what is risky and undesirable to him, to be a very heavy hand in the initial days of the restart of this movement. It seems he has been given by the spirit to be the initial chief architect and he has been giving vision of what the original construction should look like at least in general, model, form. (A housing construction contractor is likely to build a model in a new development such that those who are drawn to the idea have something specific as a basis for putting forth the changes and improvements they want to see..This is necessary in the creative process as a basis for true and efficient and effective collaboration). And he must push forward forcefully and faithfully at least until the point that that form is clear enough and manifest enough that in the event that what he yearns for, collaborators, emerge that they can go to work on helping him improve the model that he is Duty bound to set forth for them. This is not the position he wishes to be in but its the position he finds himself in and he will bear the burden.

He will passionately hope that those that begin to enter into collaboration will understand that this is what he's trying to do to be certain that they see the model that he is seeing so that the real collaboration of implementing and or modifying that model can begin effectively.

His primary teacher due to history, culture, and circumstance, his primary teacher, a long now with the Saints and scholars mentioned in this document in lesser form, his primary teacher Jesus seems to have said, if you believe in me, if you believe in what I have done, if you understand what I have embodied and embrace it, you will do greater work than mine because I go on to the father now, I rejoin with the spirit now, my physical form comes to an end on earth here now.  And you coming after me have more time to learn and 2 develop and build.

James experiences that he has been given enough of a spark of this earlier movement that he is to forcefully advance it in what hopefully is initially collaborative work to the point that it can become truly and deeply a collaborative work. but it may be rough going for a few days or weeks before that point is achieved, with his hand much much heavier than he quickly wishes it to be.

It is unlikely but possible that by the time true collaboration takes place little that is recognizable of the initial model will remain.)

Our mission, is to carry forward with and in our very lives, and there by complete, the movement to revolutionize, to free, to unleash, the loving spirit of goodness in action and there by to save the world, or that which can still be saved, in ourselves, and maybe a few others, this the work begun by those founders of the movement who have come before us, the Saints*  of the loving spirit of goodness in action ism, and the scholars that inform our work.

Our prayer in whatever way we personally fashion it is like that of the early Christians as understood by brother James:

Loving spirit of goodness in action ism

Glorious are you.

Your rule of earth will come

As your will is done

On earth exactly as we would do in a heaven.

Give us all this day clear vision of what you would have us do.

Lead us not into distraction,

But deliver us from enslavemeant to the spirit of our flash and head.

For thine is the Empire and the power and the glory forever.






*Jesus Buddha Confucius Krishna Muhammad Sophie show Teresa Calcutta Ellen Roosevelt Alice Paul Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman

1. LSGIA: Start, WAGE... Loving Spirit of Goodness in ACTION-ISM... the Being you were born as http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/1-lsgia-start-wage-loving-spirit-of.html

1.09.2018

1. LSGIA: Start, WAGE... Loving Spirit of Goodness in ACTION-ISM... the Being you were born as

Introduction. I know what is worse my life now and I think maybe it is worth some of yours too. I sure this document with you because.:

It tells you how I'll be spending my life now
It tells you what I think the world needs from all of us most of all now, but really it always has
It gives you some idea of what I will be producing that maybe of interest to you in the future
Most important, and least likely, it gives you an opportunity to see if you want to try and help give birth and life and flesh and Prolifferation to all this. let me know if you do.

James

PS. I know myself pretty well. when I get a call such as is outlined here its pretty likely to stick. but the ultimate loyalty I have is using every breath that I'm givien to be as much hope for at least one other being on this planet as a possibly can be. that loyalty will always take precedence over everything else.

2. LSGIA: Cornerstone documents http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/2-lsgia-cornerstone-documents.html

2. LSGIA: Cornerstone documents

Tolstoy’s letter to a Hindu

Gandhi Tolstoy correspondence

The words and life of the man Jesus as informed by the 20 year historical Jesus seminar efforts that ended in 1999.

The McGinley Schwenk dialogs of January 8, 2018.

Dave Schwenk Facebook dialog....  http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/dave-schwenk-facebook-dialog.html

Put 2. Dave Schwenk  messenger dialogue today http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/put-2-dave-schwenk-messenger-dialogue.html

Important McGinley development early January in the desert at Joshua Tree

Very important ramblings notes to self  http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/very-important-ramblings-notes-to-self.html

Extraordinarily insightful, Tolstoy Gandhi correspondence. Begin with the introduction. Link here http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/extraordinarily-insightful-tolstoy.html

My life's discovery, and contribution just now. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2018/01/my-life-discovery-and-contribution-just.html

(As with every aspect of this concept document there will be large medium and or small modifications, re-development, reconceptualization at a rapid pace now hopefully settling down within a month. I yearn for that to be with the thoughtful input and collaboration with as many of you as possible The site will remain living as long as it is of any hope) 

Main page index click here

3. LSGIA: Essential vision opportunity need

Don't we all know that all of the core faith traditions seem to state at their heart some version of the Golden rule? Many many many of us know that. And yet so few in any religion  emBody that.

This makes patently obvious that what's needed is something that is explicitly that of the Golden rule in a way that is very very difficult to misunderstand miss represent adulterat etcetera.

But not another religion although that's tempting. the scholarship is clear that Jesus did not set out to establish a religion. he sent out to establish a way of being. we need to do the same.

Were this effort to begin to have any impact yes it would be viewed as a threat by some in so-called religion, but a potentially useful threat, a goad that they begin to purify themselves down to what they were originally intended to be, and a tool to help them do so.

On a more personal note, about 34 hours ago I awoke after weeks of study and reflection here in the desert, I woke at midnight or maybe 2 a.m. out of a deep sleep, and realized that I hadn't a clue, not the vaguest hint, of what I was to do with my life to try and help this desperately dying world or anyone in it. this was very frustrating, discouraging, depressing and  frightening. an hour later I had what I can only described as a call, I've received some not rarely before, no words nothing like that, a gift from my Supra conscious, a call to use my life to build in the direction that is now crudely outlined 34 hours later in this document. Lol not much sleep in the meantime.

Again on a personal note as this 34 hours reached approximately its midpoint I begin to sense that my life up until now and in particular the deep study and the scholarship and practice that begin 20 years ago has all been in preparation for my role in this effort. And my professional life of leading small medium and fairly large impossible missions was also in preparation for this mission. And my life especially this last twenty years and especially this last 20 months leads me to know that the likelihood that I or this effort will make any difference is between slim and none but this is the best I can see to do to try and help anyone and I will gratefully embrace it and pursue it and work to facilitate it with every breath that I am given.

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4. LSGIA: Purpose of the resources site

The purpose is to help the individual or individuals finding a call within themselves to become a more full and healthy and joyful useful human being in these desperate times, to do so in as reliable and speedy a fashion as possible.

This site will never forget what Switzer said, example is not the major thing in influencing people, it's the only thing. But there is a place for the right words at the right time and this site will seek to fill that void.

The purpose is to be an invaluable tool to increase the likelihood of and the speed with which the loving spirit of goodness in action can prolifferate within an individual yearning for that and among groups of individuals susceptible to that.

This site will remain Mindful, and therefore pressed on with painful urgency, that at least among a few around the globe there is an urgency to get on with the task and work of being fully human, the change that the world needs to see, the change that the world needs to be, the first and last true Revolution or the final fruition of the few true attempts prior, and to be as great an assistance, as great a resources, as great a tool to such individuals as possible as soon as possible as fully as possible.

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5. LSGIA: Conceptual description of the resource site

It is to be a repository of the souls and the work done by them, the spirits, and the work done by them, by the prior Saints of loving spirit of goodness in action, and or the scholars that have written Authoritativly of such spirits directly or indirectly.

Secondary but promanently it will include the key techniques beliefs, values, attributes, practices of such beings.

It can and will be enormously inclusive of the large majority of major faith traditions, the Saints there in, the scholarship there in, inclusive of gender, race, but always subordinate to the primary goal of having a seed crystal, a repository, of the extremely pure loving spirits of goodness in action that have existed, there will be no inclusiveness for inclusiveness sake. there will be no adulterating the cure to make it plallatable and at the same time ineffective. there's no time for that, there never was and there certainly is not now.

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6. LSGIA: Saints and scholars preliminary list

Saints: Jesus, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther KingJr, Diane Wilson, Buddha, Gandhi, tollstoy, Malalla, Muhammad, Teresa Calcutta, Krishna, Harriet Turman, Francis of Assisting, Rosa Parks, pope Francis, the frontier Gandhi, David Dellinger, sufferejet Mulholland, Alice Paul, Steve Bico, Albert Schweitzer, Sophie Schol, Bonhoeffer, Albert Einstein. Probably half a dozen of these will receive prominent treatment on the site and the rest secondary. this is certainly not put forth as an exhausted list and we'll grow in inclusive miss overtime.

Scholars. Abraham maslow Alfred Adler Sorokin Tolstoy Frankel King Gandhi csikszentmihalye einstein

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7. LSGIA: Reading list

This list will adhere strongly to the Saints and scholars section identifying titles, were they can be accessed, for free when possible and downloaded, with free explanatory text (positioning, providing context, guidance and warning where needed.)

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8. LSGIA: Header, title, site

Start, Wage, Loving Spirit of Goodness in Action-ism… The Being we were born as.
Terribly long cumbersome name. My professional career was centrally marketing. I know it is a long cumbersome name. This is not attempting to be a religion although that notion is tempting. But whether religion or way of being we can see clearly through history that non descriptive names are immediately corrupted by those of the fleshly and or intellectual spirit. Always and nearly immediately. This must never be put forth as in ism other than with the words describing what it is.

Practical matters also influences the name and masthead. If one Google's the two words start loving or the three words start wage loving what comes up is this particular website. Sure if someone gave us a lot of money or we raised a lot of money we could  create a similar mechanism. money can never be the answer to preoliferating the loving spirit of goodness in action. Spirt is organic and cultivatting and proliferating, re ignite ting. it must be organic. this is an organic advantage technically and needs to be exploited.

The site has been a repository for James activities for 10 or 15 years. that is unfortunate but not in instrumental problem. Hence forward his personal blogging will be done at his Facebook page. Most access to James will be removed from the site labels, access mechanisms, except for in his profile

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9. LSGIA: Implementation plan [ updated at the end]

The vision of this has been provided to James, a pitiful weak instrument but none the less it was given to him. Therefore he must attempt to get it born but he desperately needs help in that process.

But the degree to which he does not receive help he will press on regardless.

Regarding the site resource and James he in visions that the resource and prolifferation of the contents of the resource, the loving spirit of goodness in actionism, will be his life's work for whatever time he is givin. He understands this no differently than he thinks others have heard the call essentially the identical call Gandhi Buddha Mohammad Jesus Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr Krishna Assisting…. . Yes as James understands himself he identifies with these, he feels related to these, in type, if falling inexpressibly short in quality.

James finds in the study of the best historical scholarship on the man Jesus, for example, the clear notion that Jesus never identified himself as the one and only son of God. Rather Jesus identified that everyone of us was born as the child of God, the loving spirit of goodness in action, the son or daughter and that all hope for joy in life and for all life on Earth depended upon returning to loyalty to and glorification of that parent. He said quite clearly that we were all born to be God's reincarnation within ourselves, the loving spirit of goodness in action, and there by and only in this way, children of the universal one, the unavoidable defacto alternative being child of the evil one, the fleshly and or intellectual spirit.

Technically the goal is to totally revamp the current website although the layout will remain similar. Posts in the center area and photos leading to major sections on either side.
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It is the general sense of James that this totally revamped site will be sufficiently adequate to be implemented in about 30 days time.

Step 1 toward that goal is this text outline provided in this document.

in large part 2, starting now, attempts to cast as wide a net among promising contributors as possible that they get a sense of the direction and a sense of whether their spirit is called to participate.

It would be easier for James to begin modifying the site now but that would be too risky that some of the most promising users or contributors would see early versions too early and miss judge where it was headed lose interest and disengage.

So although more cumbersome and more time consuming for James and potential contributors the development will take place within a shared Google Drive working on individual pieces that will come together on the revamped website. For most or all participants it will be shared in terms of viewing and I hope commenting. James will retain the responsibility for modifying materials unless or until if becomes clear that a spirit or spirits emerge with tremendously similar vision such that joint modifications can take place.

James has played this role throughout his adulthood but in other venues. He has had impact and results would say extremely positive if not miraculous impact in other venues when he has played this catalytic roll, this role of facilitator.  It isn't fun for anyone, it's very hard work, often quite painful like giving birth I suspect, but for those who participate from their heart it is an expressibly joyful.

What anyone who attempts to participate should expect and will encounter is that James will listen extremely deeply and respectfully to what is said, will gladly and aggressively and Greeley and very gratefully incorporate the ideas of others over his own when they are of at least similar value, and after attempts at synchronization when necessary will kindly but firmly and regretfully end collaboration with those where it is discovered that the similarity of vision is not sufficient for time to be spent productively at this time. this will always be regretful and will never be personal.

it is his view that this effort and or those like it is exactly that which has a prayer of saving at least some souls while this Titanic is going down and that if anything could reverse the sinking of the Titanic it would be an effort such as this prolifferating. this is the seriousness with which he will contribute every breath of his life and with which he will administer this particular attempt.

Update. having now had a chance to reflect on this for an hour or so experience is clear that no one will care about this effort in all likelihood and that therefore I probably need not be so careful about how it is implemented. In all likelihood the various sections and components will be published by me as posts on the blog and then brought together when I feel therw is enough in place to implement on a revamped site, and even the revamping at the blog may happen in stages. No one will notice or care either way. Yes this is a sad realization for me but I'll proceed with passion anyway. One in a million, if that's the best I have the hope of then full steam ahead. And I count is one and I need to much more deeply build all this into the cells of my body to be the tiny hope that I newd to be to the world and particularly to future creation. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/

10. LSGIA: custodianship of the Site, resource [ note, important paragraph just added second to last]

It is almost true to say that until there are multiple custodians, hosts, facilitators, guides, contributors, keepers of this resource it is still born. That would be almost true except there is already one, James. It may reinight or intensify, equip, no one ever beside James but its contents did reignight him bringing him back to life.

James will be the chief custodian until another emerges as an associate custodian. And then another…..?

James yearns for colleagues in this. It will be, or not, time will tell. There is no personal price he won't pay to make that happen but the price of the starting the seed crystal from less than the most perfect form possible, now, will not be paid. This is Central to the downfall of all prior efforts. The universal cure was conceived envisioned created and then adulterated so that it was pallatable to the masses and there by rendered useless at best and terribly destructive more likely.

I'm going to Sprint ahead. I have to to inform my own walk. I have spent years positioning myself in many ways to be able to devote this way. I think others need to get to the same place but it takes time. I know this territory. I will keep it in place. I will not get frustrated with those who can't move as quickly as I might like or as I need to move. And they must try not to get frustrated with me for not waiting. It can work. I've done it over and over and over over the decades.

Fortunately anyone called to attempt to collaborate in the sacred work has a relatively short reading can ask to become qualified to enter in. Please see the section regarding Cornerstone documents. When those documents are red and deeply understood then one, and only then, one is equipped to begin to enter the process. Please hurry.

Oh, did I mention that there is zero room for ego in this? there is zero room for personal selfish interesting this? if I didn't mention it let me do so now. There is 0 0 0 room for personal interest in this effort. there is also zero room for lack of consideration, respect, kindness, but there is room for personal ego interest. this is 100% about future generations. there is 0 room for anything else. zero. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/

11. LSGIA: Emblem graphic

James needs, this resource needs, and the world needs some emblem that will graphically  encapsulate, inspire, inform, communicate and guide the loving spirit of goodness in action-ism.
Hoping for help and an even a better idea.
In the absence of a better idea James will immediately and quickly press ahead in the following directions with or without assistance. Please provide your help or your better idea. Please. Try.
In my long and deep study of the historical Jesus I frequently see the notion and the fairly clear scripture attributed to him that not one jot and tittle of the law is to be violated but that what he embodied was the initial fulfillment of the Law, loving spirit of goodness in Action-ism, in another words. My understanding of this is my understanding of the caterpillar turning into the butterfly. If the butterfly were able it would have no desire that the caterpillar stop doing what the caterpillar does but it certainly would understand itself as the fulfillment of the work that the caterpillar did and not attempt to hold itself to the rules and laws and being of the caterpillar.
Jesus was that butterfly and tried to lead the rest of us to be that butterfly. Judaism of his day and the culture of his day was the caterpillar and more particularly the Jewish law and practice prior was the caterpillar. This effort must pick up his work and that of the other Saints that have tried to do the same.
1.Hence I see an outline, a large black and white outline of a butterfly, as Central to this Emblem.
Before I go on let me restate what I have stated elsewhere in this document. I will always with the most extreme gratitude when faced with the opportunity to implement my own idea or that of someone else I implement the idea of another when the ideas are of roughly equivalent promise. life taught me early on that our baby will receive infinitely more passionate and competent care than will my baby alone. but ultimately I will protect the baby with my life if there are no other parents committed to the task with me.
2. The primary dominant words to be: loving spirit of goodness in action-ism.
3. The lead in words to be: Start, Wage…. why? as mentioned elsewhere it is currently a fact that if the words start loving or start wage loving are searched in Google the first thing that comes up is this website’s Url. If we stop using those lead-in words in combination I presume that that advantage will be quickly lost.
4. Not bold but the ending words to be:.... the being we were born as. As tempting as it would be this is not a religion or an attempt to replace other religions or to start a new one. It is in attempt to rekindle, to reignite the spirit born into every infant. It is an attempt to reestablish our natural normal way of being and in the attempt to avoid misunderstanding, and to prevent corruption, and misunderstanding…. it is important to end with these words. I say this not to prove that this is the correct way but to provide the reason that I think it is.
My 1977 masters degree from Syracuse University was in business marketing and that was Central to my practice most of my adulthood. I don't say this to discourage alternative ideas, badly I want them.  I am very mindful of the downsides of cumbersome long complex emblems or labels or phrases or names. But I am more mindful of what has happened in every prior attempt when a non descriptive easily corrupted easily misunderstood easily misrepresented name has been affixed to such efforts, Christianity Buddhism Islam atheism…. . it's a recipe for disaster which we must attempt to avoid.



5. It is way beyond my graphic ability but if one is aware of the bumper sticker from a group advocating coexist where the emblems of various faith traditions are integrated into the design it seems to me that there could be a clever and effective way of implementing those symbols, and possibly others such as the gender symbols, into the design of the butterfly probably in size of each roughly approximating the size of the global population currently participating in that religion. there for with the cross being the largest and most Central which I think would be helpful graphicly as well.
Quickly within weeks I anticipate the Emblem will be finalized enough that it can become my new uniform every waking moment, replacing my current one and will become the dominant and almost only emblem on all facings of Sol, the solar cycle that carries me around. Please help, now. And more importantly it will be an emblem that others could choose to employ themselves.
No I don't like this. I want something much better. but this is my current place holder mockup of concept except white on black although others could do it white on black or whatever.
Almost always including in this case it will be a trap we should recognize beforehand to try and be conventional, to try and be modern, to try and fit in, to try and do it the way that is in vogue…. No, it is not the intention to go in the opposite direction but to a degree Gandhi was correct, truth is God, we must sacrifice at the altar of doing our best to represent the truth of our souls and take whatever consequences are the result.
And it is way beyond my ability to even try and incorporate the concept in number 5 above but I hope someone else tries.
Totally and again and not in defense of the crude mockup above I would love something that is much simpler much less cumbersome than thiss. please show me. but this effort cannot be and will never be about the impossible job of starting with the masses.  Our best hope is one in a million and maybe one in a billion at the beginning. A fire is started with little bit of tinder and twigs and it is deadly folly to try and start with a large pile of logs. But James even the one in a billion who's soul calls them even slightly to this Emblem despite the confusion and complexity will have to ask, will have to stop and ponder! yes! and the problem with that is what?
That which would give light burns, those who would give light must endure burning.Paraphrase of Eleanor Roosevelt.

1.08.2018

Warning, alert, to friends. Too often I have failed you, though I am learning, I have failed you by enabling Tendencies to not focus on important work that no credit to me I'm involved with by incessant reminders to you and by posting on all too easily available entertaining Facebook. I have been moving.....

Warning, alert, to friends.

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Too often I have failed you, though I am learning, I have failed you by enabling Tendencies to not focus on important work that no credit to me I'm involved with by incessant reminders to you and by posting on all too easily available entertaining Facebook. I have been moving in the right direction and I anticipate that will continue, that is, more and more my posts will be only on my blog. On the right hand side there is a small window where one's email address can be placed for an Anonymous daily summary of posts to that site. If there is anything about this you don't understand and you care to ask please let me know. By the way, within days or even hours of having access to wifi, in about a week, if not before, this blog will be transformed into a repository for the restart of Jesus Quest, establishing his religion of loving Spirit of goodness in action ism, if Creator intends to grant me the time and Life to be a catalyst for this.

P. Sorokin, from, Reconstructing Humanity, "If democracy is contaminated by poisonous elements its therapeutic power largely evaporates. Most of the democracies, in fact, have.....

If democracy is contaminated by poisonous elements its therapeutic power largely evaporates. Most of the democracies, in fact, have..... been of this low-grade, contaminated variety. Beginning with the Athenian democracy and ending with the Dutch, the English, the French, the Belgian, and even the United States democracy before the abolition of slavery, each of these systems was actually a small oligarchy built upon a vast stratum of slaves, serfs, and exploited, disfranchised, and autocratically ruled colonial Helots. Some twenty thousand Athenians constituted an oligarchic minority superimposed on several hundreds of thousands of unfree or semi-free persons deprived of practically all political and most civil rights. Some thirty to forty millions of English citizens formed a small oligarchy superimposed upon approximately three hundred million disfranchised colonials. The same is true of some six millions of Dutch citizens compared with approximately sixty million colonial semi-serfs; and so on. Similarly, virtually all the democracies of history have been vitiated by many other elements incompatible with the essence of genuine democracy.

Outlook. Tonight and tomorrow morning are expected to be rain. Today was occasional drops of rain. To the gladness of some, this will slow down.....

Outlook. Tonight and tomorrow morning are expected to be rain. Today was occasional drops of rain. To the gladness of some, this will slow down work heavily outlined in posts today. Confession. The 14 days that I am allotted here in this National Park expired several days ago although this current stretch, 14 days tomorrow on the face of it seems to be admissible. With great effort I could extricate myself tomorrow with the help of friends and possibly a spare motor will arrive tonight. But I am going to use as an excuse, may be valid, that the motor is insufficient power to move this heavy vehicle safely around this area and hence I will try and stay here for quite a few more days until the repaired motor arrives from Canada. Unlike many, unfortunately, very unfortunately, unlike many who stay in this Hidden Valley Campground I pay my way everyday. Some and maybe most take advantage of the fact of a delay in transfer of envelopes and do not pay. This is really evil abuse. Extremely immoral and sad. But again, confession time, I am certainly violating the rules by staying here. But I deem the work I am doing of sacred potential value to maybe some other human being and maybe more than one, and now that I have found where I can reliably get internet, this is a sacred Place, uniquely suited in many aspects, for this work to continue for some number of days now. So I will attempt to do so with the help of friends who may be bringing me food. And water. Kyle Gaulke and if this works out, in my ignorance, I wait in Glad anticipation of what the desert may do in responding to tomorrow morning's rain. In fact the tiny sprinkling of today and maybe early yesterday morning I believe I am seeing Green in the desert that I did not see before.

Put 2. Dave Schwenk messenger dialogue today

Dave Schwenk  messenger dialogue today

Dave:  Hi James, I love the stories and getting back to Tolstoy. Thanks so much for this gift. Reading the letters now. Quite excited about it. I thoroughly enjoyed Pursuit of Happiness. Tolstoy conveys such wisdom in simple and quite artistic tales. The images of the shoemaker looking out his window at the passing shoes...what a great portrayal of our mission. Interesting that he fixes shoes. Helps people continue on their way, does a fair job...that God is in all of them, and very much in those who suffer. I think when we make that leap of faith, that conviction that this is the correct way for our world, then all else must somehow fall into place...it is the path of the true warrior.

James:  rarely have I been moved with such gladness as in reading your note and then sensing that for the moment at least you are alongside me and I alongside you in this journey at this moment

despite all this study these recent weeks I woke up in the middle of the night realizing I had not a clue of what to do with my life it was very distressing

and then within an hour quite unexpected I'm quite sure I saw what the rest of my hours days weeks years will consist of and I'll be posting of that today creator willing please watch carefully

Dave: It is wonderful to share the journey, James. I am glad my words had some impact on you. I am growing convinced the only way out is through absolute adherence to the principle of service to others/nonviolence/love/disruption of the capitalist beast. The time is now. I prepare myself for the journey. You are leading me to literature and thoughts that must be guided through the love of goodness and teachings of Jesus and Krishna and most religions -- as Gandhi stated they all carry the same message. I have always felt you appeared in my life for a reason and  I singled you out as probably the most important person to learn from on that DS march. I feel the need for a retreat into the woods or somewhere for meditation before charting my course...look forward to reading about your vision today.

James:  I am so glad when your comments are on Facebook because this dialogue is important to be available to others. I read your comment above with immense gladness and great trepidation. Without the gladness and respect I would not feel the trepidation. What you're saying would not matter to me but it does. No credit to you I think that you matter right now. So I will be blunt and speak the truth until I determine it is unwelcome from you. The truth as I see it Of course. But wirh that qualification I don't mean to diminish, I have spent decades attempting to see the truth and I experience that I've gotten closer than most.
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The profound Revelation that I saw in these letters between Tolstoy and Gandhi and the letter to a Hindu was both of them articulating what I have never before seen clearly articulated before from any of them. I guess I remember King alluding to it several times. The purpose for them of nonviolent action was to reestablish the Beloved Community, not in form although form would possibly follow, but in spirit. This has what has been f****** totally lacking from so-called nonviolent actions ever since King was murdered by the system, probably CIA at the direction of the administration and the evil powers that be in presence of the insane irresponsibilities of we citizens.

So-called nonviolent action has been turned into a weapon used by the flesh to establish desirable fleshly conditions. How many centuries have to go by before we face that this is treating the symptom and not the disease? In his early years of fighting King probably evidenced this better than anyone I can think of including Gandhi. Then he lost his way and figured that material conditions were the immediate goal, rather than the consequence of Beloved Community established. And possibly material conditions are the ultimate goal as is getting rid of a temperature of 106 in a dying child a goal but it is not the central goal. Curing the disease of the child is the goal. We cannot, must not, absolutely must not with any breath lose focus on the disease which is the absence of the loving Spirit of goodness in action in the heart of men. To me this was the brilliant expression in this exchange between Gandhi and King that I have never put into words before. Please try and hear deeply what I'm saying, if that is at all desirable, not that you would agree but that you could see clearly what I'm trying to express.

I cannot stop at the moment to proof read these comments but maybe in an hour.

Dave:  Yes. Because people are willing to be a rebel on Saturday and a slave Monday to Friday and see no damage in that. I appreciate and welcome your honesty. I drift in thoughts and imagination when inspired by others so it is very helpful to have someone sharing with me…

James: As tantalizing as it is we cannot must not absolutely must not make our goal stopping the corporate state. Because that will distract us from the only thing that could stop the corporate state, every breath going toward expanding the spirit of loving goodness, the loving Spirit of Goodness in action, in the heart of people. We must now allow no breath within ourselves to deviate from that, and I shall not.

Dave:  I do see that of what you write and know it in my heart.

James: I am dictating this as I walk to the spot where I have found Fairly reliable internet at which I should be in about 15 minutes.

Dave: I agree with that assessment and am adjusting to that reality -- the goal cannot be focused on just defeating the corporate state. That would be the ultimate outcome of opening the hearts of people. Let the acts of goodness speak for themselves and have faith in the wisdom of those like Gandhi, Tolstoy, King, and Jesus who came before us…

James: in a moment I'll be able to stop and read your recent comments I have not read a word yet because I'm walking.  but please bear that in mind as I share this thought Jesus was primarily motivated because of the misery created by the Roman Empire crushing those already in misery in its way. Jesus the seed crystal for the greatest agents of change we have ever seen Tolstoy Gandhi King Schweitzer and a few others. Jesus never advocated or acted himself for political change or material change in the environment. He worked for a change within the hearts of Human beings. Should Jesus be blindly followed? No one and nothing should be blindly followed. Even the loving Spirit of goodness within us. But if we are not totally completely absolutely humble in the face of the greatest inspiration that humankind has yet had, the man Jesus and those like him, then we are nothing, no hope, not serious.

Dave: I agree with that

James: All I look for in dialogue with others is an honest search for the truth, not my truth, not their truth, but the truth which can be better found when serious hearts are searching for it together then when any individual is left to their own device.

It is with great gladness and relief that I read your two or three comments above.

What I said I would be writing of I will identify for you now and unfold this morning I hope. And then for the rest of my days I expect to be unfolding it with my deeds and words more fully that others might share in if they like. In fact, if it is not a collaboration of which I am the keeper until I find someone more able, then it will certainly make no difference but I will try anyway.

I don't know what I am. But I think I am the type of being that a Francis of Assisi was. And we're told, I think in truth, that he heard a call that I presume he did not understand but he attempted to follow, build my church. As I say I woke in the middle of the night so desperately frustrated that after weeks I was totally clueless as to what I should do with my life, how I could be of any service to Creation. And then, obvious now that I think of it after reading the exchange between Gandhi and Tolstoy, particularly Tolstoy letter to a Hindu, the call I received was, James, resume my work and that of others mentioned in tolstoy's letter to a Hindu, resume the work of building my church, and the best I can think to name that church which I think is important, that religion, is loving Spirit of Goodness-ism. This call from Jesus, the spirit of Jesus. Never any words. I never get words in this type of thing. What I get is the fully-formed concept. Certainly nothing I anticipated or crafted.

And that church, the Temple of that religion, is totally and only, exclusively, each individual in which that Spirit, the loving Spirit of Goodness in action, is embodied with every breath. This is what Jesus set out to do, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Dave:  I am thrilled to hear of the call. It is a product of your intense study and sharing over the last weeks/months/years...I am anxious to hear more...I started the following words before receiving your latest messages, so please excuse if things seem to jump back and forth, but that is what happens in messenger...Are you familiar with Rev. Barber from North Carolina? I worked with him some in 2016. He is the real deal. He is launching a Poor People's Campaign in the vein of Martin Luther King. Rev. Barber speaks from the high grounds of moral justice and deeds. He is first and foremost about action about helping the poor and oppressed, service to others, love, community...he has been at it since he was a child and faced abuse as one of the first black children in a desegregated school in NC. I highly recommend reading his book, The Third Reconstruction: How a moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear. If you have a way to download it, I will buy it for you.

James: I'm quite sure that if I have any assets one of them is having to learned discipline Within Myself the ability to see truth that I might otherwise be hesitant or not Desiring to see. This comes to mind with Reverend Barber, by full disclosure. Dave had just urged me to read his book. I'll call him Barber, I don't like titles, I detest titles, they are the thing of Empire, profoundly destructive. Throughout my adulthood my spirit has been tuned, no credit to me, to be extremely sensitive to those spirits that are, I'll say, of creator, of the loving Spirit of goodness, and those that are not. In business oddly I was trained by my own trial and error  to be attuned to this without those words to find those who with me could work what I thought were important miracles to work in businesses, which regularly happened as a consequence of my catalytic role. As I glanced in the direction of Barber I havd hoped to find such a spirit, to sense such a spirit, and I have not. But I cannot afford, and do not want to afford, to ignore or discount you at this point. Hopefully I will find the book on Amazon Kindle in which case I can download it almost immediately delayed only by my ability to get WiFi so that I can download the windows version and crack it so I can have it read to me. So it might be a week before I can start but then I will make it a priority until such time as I discover that I was wrong and it is of the spirit or that I was correct and it is not of the spirit as I see it. I will be utterly thrilled to discover that I was mistaken. We desperately need living Saints today by whatever Creed or none. Ultimately, the only way to cure the disease is enough living Saints, what we are all born to be, the children of Creator, the embodiment Every Breath of Creator spirit.

I suspect that I want to today almost immediately publish our dialogue in part or in full on my blog and more clearly on Facebook that others might / take. Please tell me if you object.

Dave: I do not object.

{ Dave strongly urged that I read a book by William Barber a minister activist in South Carolina. He offered to buy it for me which was very kind. I indicated that logistic Lee that wouldn't work but that I do accept donations. This followed from that. He indicated that he would be doing so.}

James: Gandhi said of himself, and I take him to be an honest person, he said of himself that he was the most cowardly individual on Earth, paraphrase. I experienced myself the same way. When I was a child I knew that I would much rather die than experience pain including the psychological and physical pain of material deprivation. My Hardware hasn't changed and probably not my software overall since that time. But my understanding of life, of where Joy is to be found, is something I did not anticipate profoundly changing for me. And as I have honed my ability to see opportunities for joy, and to pursue those, they have transcended what otherwise was the paralyzing fear of my fleshly and mental spirit. I don't know if everyone can find the same path, but I know that it is a path available to some, I am too greedy not to walk it myself, and to improve my ability to do so, and I am too greedy to not try and illuminate the path for maybe someone else now or in the future. This has been and will continue to be the focus of my each breath.

Dave: It helps to hear of the difficulties you face(d) and the inner conflict you overcame. This aids others like me.

James: This comes to mind as I think of anyone providing a donation. I haven't any desire but to use any penny at my disposal towards the goals discussed in this dialogue. This is amazing to me. I was the most selfish, but physically selfish, uninformed individual for most of my decades. I simply have become more enlightened greedy. I'm not perfect at this but I think I'm near perfect at it. This enlightened greed. One possible exception is when I was at a campground near Yucca Valley there was a $8 per day lunch, or $10 per day dinner at a all you can eat Chinese buffet. I understand these buffets as medicine for my body, loads of vegetables, healthy starches, fruit. And I would make this my one meal for the day. I can't be sure that I needed to go there every day. That may have been selfish Indulgence, so small I'm not particularly concerned but I am aware. If I ever try to afford myself the luxury of being perfect, as I'm afraid I find many prior religious greats attempting to be, then I have ceased being any hope. The purpose of Our Lives needs to be helping others, not some spiritual masturbation of personal perfection.

<3. Thank you for the encouraging words about my sharing. A major discouragement in recent years has been realizing the truth expressed by Jesus that I have never wanted to face, that the gate is narrow and few will enter in. I suspect I will never have the wisdom or courage to fully accept his position on this though all of history says that he is correct. But to your point about the helpfulness of me sharing my own walk, the reason I do so is, I am not convinced that my nervous system is so different than anyone else. And clearly Jesus and Gandhi and Tolstoy had a similar perception, that in finding the path for themselves that it could be relevant to the nervous system of some other people.

LOL. Let's try and stay on Facebook as much as possible so this dialogue can be shared.

Dave: Yes, I call it that as well, spiritual masturbation...the poet William Blake wrote in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, "Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of genius."

Ok, we can get back to FB, Yes, your path is very relevant to other people

James: <3. I don't think this is over emphasizing or over acknowledgement. Look how expensive in terms of time the dialogue you and I are having today is. It is true of my entire adulthood that my only interest is in trying to be a piece, a catalyst, for an impossible miracle that needs to happen for the lives of many people. It is unlikely that will ever change for me. I live only for the largest emergency I can try and address. That is the only place I find life, joy, the ability to keep going in the face of such virtually total harror and evil on 2018 earth. Therefore I value each second, each breath, the way most people value $1,000. This is not an exaggeration. My point being, for me, this dialogue today is extremely expensive and way more than valuable enough to justify the expense. It is a tremendous gift.

Dave: I feel the same. I threw all else aside for this. Gladly. Nothing is more important, and you are helping me in a time of spiritual conflict and yearning.

Dave Schwenk Facebook dialog....

From this profoundly important post and the comments within it from Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10213117399882543&id=1620551416

Dave Swank: James Mcginley I love the Tolstoy farm referred to in the forward, which "Gandhi viewed as a centre of spiritual purification and penance for the final campaign — a campaign Gandhi feared might
never  have  carried  the  day  were  it  not  for  the  Tolstoy  Farm. The Farm was an ethical/social experiment in communal living"...that inspires me to imagine a place for spiritual purification now. Creating detox camps for deprogramming from the permanent lie of American Empire and then building our spiritual conviction into the strength needed for what is required of us -- the light of goodness and kind acts combined with a fierce offensive against the global elites destroying our planet. We have to be ready to die. Who is ready to answer that call now? People can't just jump from one reality to another in a matter of days and give up the comforts they've been trained all their lives to covet, and then to fight for something they haven't given much of a thought. But if we had three or four months of retreat and education and unplugging from the machine to offer  -- a stripping away of the illusions that prevent us from absorbing the absolute horror of our current predicament and trajectory -- coupled with creative planning for disrupting the raping of our planet, we just may become the powerful warriors we need today. The battle ahead dwarfs all of human history, yet where is the urgency? How many truly and deeply understand Martin Luther King when he says "if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." I am not yet there but I am getting closer...imagine if we had a retreat where refugees of the capitalist nightmare could go for deprogramming and meditation, where they could discover the unity of all life and heal their souls in woods or deserts, where they could come to know what was worth dying for...and what would then deliver new life...and then emerge from this retreat prepared to sacrifice all for our children our planet our people. One hundred such committed warriors could strike fear into the hearts of our pampered and cancerous elite. One thousand could shut down banks, strip mines, pipelines and refineries. Ten thousand could disrupt Washington and 100,000 at the mansions of the Koch Brothers, Rex Tillerson, Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and Paul Ryan would begin the revolution to kill capitalism before it kills us.

Dave:   And I don't imply any violence in that last sentence. I mean attacking capitalism and confronting the people killing us all, face to face so they know us and understand we will tolerate it no longer. Pay them all a visit or two…

Jamas:  I think this may be redundant, my comment, because I think our dialogue may have moved his past this, but just in case, I did not understand you to be advocating physical violence. So my passionate warning about your comment was not with respect to some Specter of physical violence. The passion was entirely from the prospect of a lost breath, or two lost breaths. To take the example a little bit too far, grant me that license, every second that I mistakenly spend on trying to reduce the fever of my dying child is a second I have lost to cure the disease causing the fever. Whether it is saving the world which I think is a gift to us that objectively we should forget, even though it may be Savage, indeed, we should afford ousself that luxury to forget saving the world and focus 100% on saving our own Souls, finding the courage to ignore how such words, saving Souls, have been bastardized, to create of our souls what is born in every infant to be, the host of pure loving Spirit of Goodness, that we thereby do the most good we possibly can, becoming the Cure ourselves.

And in doing so absolutely do so with the purpose of saving the world just as the medical team is mobilized to their limit to save the child but wasting not one second, not one breath, on the fever, the symptom.

But I speak a little too hastily. Our focus should be secondarily on saving the world, but we should be able to find every bit of motivation, urgency, speed, we need with the thought that the best we can do might be just to save one additional soul from an existence without the Supreme Joy of incarnating the loving Spirit of goodness in action.

I wonder if you have any idea, you probably do, I think you've alluded to experiencing it yourself, how incredibly helpful it is to be in dialogue with you at this moment, with someone seriously searching in similar directions. An incredible blessing.

I have every reason to think that this will not continue with you. That is not a reflection on you it is a reflection on my life experience. Never have I found a partner that was long term but thankfully many short-term partners. I pray for the reverse, but all I know is that at the moment this is profoundly helpful. When the call came this morning I realized that it probably would make zero impact, that it would impact no one beside myself, which is all ultimately I'm responsible for doing, making a tool to live my own life is helpful as possible. But I also realized, as I think I alluded earlier today, that I yearn to be the keeper of, the Catalyst for, building this religion, rather, building the fertile ground, the open source tools for building the hot house for this religion, the loving Spirit of goodness in action ism. There will never be any breath where that is not my desire and where I will not pay whatever personal price is called from me to cause that collaboration with others to happen. And in doing so I will be as responsible and even ruthless as this all important  mission for creation is. It will be stillborn otherwise, if it is not an ongoing collaboration with the world's most serious Souls, but again I will continue the effort if largely or totally alone if only to guide my own life.

Dave: Yes, this dialogue is confirming the direction of my thoughts and providing me with clear insight into our purpose in this dying world. I believe the final collapse is well under way. Current events show this in apocalyptic visions of fire and ice and nature reducing man's arrogance to rubble. We need a miracle. So I struggled all fall to choose the way forward, considering devoting all my time to fighting pipelines in PA, or building community centers of resistance and sustainable living. I even thought of walking across the country in search of a few kindred souls who would help me lay siege to Washington...all striving, all turning up little that resonated in my heart. I follow James Mcginley closely, for he is one of the few -- two, three? -- that I have met who has devoted himself totally to goodness and justice and walking the talk, or riding the bike as James is doing...all true revolutionaries are wandering refugees and exiles... it is no mystery that I have been led back to dialogue with James. I met him on the Democracy Spring walk in 2016 and later showed up at his modest flat in DC some months later to learn more and share. Among discussions of Gandhi and King, James articulated my disappointment with marches/staged arrests, etc. and my sense of how the left played into the hands of the power elite. I fear so much of the way the "resistance" is structured now does not provide a viable path to transcendence from our miserable state. There is a fundamental flaw that is never addressed -- the moral dilemma of living in our modern world, shackled as we are to products and consumption that perpetuate horrific suffering. Our current predatory system could never exist without our participation. Just look how vicious the oligarchs become when we threaten their flow of money, as the BDS Movement boycotting Israel has shown. Not only have they told us it is illegal to boycott (consider the implications of that for a moment), but they have now banned 20 organizations from Israel, including our dear friends at Codepink. These dear people are the spirit of peace. Why are they such a threat to Israel? Ladies dressed in pink? Because they have advanced an agenda of non-participation, BDS movement, that denies the system of our complicit guilt. Another incident that infuriated the architects of our false reality is when Colin Kaepernik took a knee and challenged the symbols of our empire...when people no longer believe in the bullshit of the flag the whole fucking thing will collapse. And this from a black man! They devote so much energy into the illusion of freedom and democracy -- into the illusion that elections matter and that demonstrations without sacrifice will change the world -- because the continuation of crony capitalism depends on our suspended belief. So back to my point...we must accept the reality of our situation and what it demands of us. We cannot be rebels on the weekend and slaves to our consumer society all week. We are at that critical existential moment of end times where the forces of good and evil are clearly felt to anyone with a heart. It is all or nothing time. No one wants to face that or the implications involved with that. Face it now and build your spiritual strength or perish in the collapse. I was directed to Krishna in October for a reason and the Bhagavad Gita...I turned again to the life of Jesus, which I have studied throughout my life...and James led me to these writings between Gandhi and Tolstoy. And the message is clear: embrace goodness, love, selflessness, service to others. That is the sole mission we must do to be a ray of light in this world. So many of us despair at the suffering we see and our powerlessness to do anything about it -- without realizing that the power is within our hearts, and that once we surrender completely to goodness and love, once we abandon the failed institutions and permanent lies that secure us to the decks of this sinking ship, when we do that, we create the conditions for the miracle to happen. Surely, we need a miracle now. But that is beyond me. I will continue to resist and continue to disrupt pipelines and the pageantry, but I know that the true way forward -- for me -- is renunciation of this sick society, a total severance that can be achieved through exile and simple living and our own self-sustaining communities. This is long and rambling but I wanted to share my experience and how liberating this knowledge is for me -- I have far to go but I know the path. Once I give it all up -- and how painful that can be, the comforts, the illusions, the protests of my ego -- I believe I will find liberation and nothing to fear. I know this in my heart. If you made it this far, thank you.

James Mcginley thanks for those words in your message about short-term partners. I understand and accept what will be, but I know my path keeps drawing me back to you for a reason. Thanks for sharing so much. It gives me strength, inspiration, and light in these dark days.

James: Dave Schwenk, your words are filled with such truth in this comment above and so beautifully stated that it brings great emotion to me. With one profound exception, please don't take this personally. It can be done, renunciation, Gandhi did it, but it is not our nature to renounce. I will fight that in what I see as otherwise promising efforts including Within Myself with all of my strength. And this is not a problem, only falling into the Trap as a problem. It is within our nature to greedily go for the optimal experience that we know to go for. In fact, this seems to be an immutable law, we cannot do otherwise then go for each breast being as experientially optimal as possible. We absolutely can have the renunciation that you want, my life is a testament to that and I’d have thought it impossible. But never ever could I have done it through an attempt to renounce. The consequences has been to renounce! What I have attempted to do is greedily understand where Joy comes from. It comes from the opposite direction of pleasure. And every breath, regardless of material circumstance, Joy feels preferable to pleasure. This explains Jesus going to and being on the cross. This alone explains Gandhi saying, do you not know that I am never so joyful as when I am suffering  for my fellow-creatures? Paraphrase. This explains Martin Luther King Jr saying, she who does not know what she would gladly die for is not equipped to live. Paraphrase. And as best I can now described the north star of causing my body to produce the chemical reaction of joy, it is to fully embody the loving Spirit of goodness in action. I will now post your beautiful words on my blog and Facebook page with this disclaimer. As always if I take Liberties it is never intentional just let me know and I will remove.

Dave: James I thought of this point while I was writing, because you raised this distinction before with the same conviction. I am thinking on it. I so much welcome your comments. They lead me to consider different perspectives and can save me a lot of mistakes. I hope you will remain open to my feedback.

James: If Ever I for any breath am not open to your feedback I have ceased being of any hope to my own life or to anyone else's. I understand myself, I experience myself as being willing to pay any and every personal price to grasp the essential truths as quickly as possible and as fully as possible. Whatever pain of ego or physical body might be involved is irrelevant to me and this has been true for many many many years. As I experience myself.

. I expect to be going through and editing our dialogue before my voice typing errors through the course of this afternoon and posting on my blog and Facebook page in summary

My life's work now..... Religion of, Loving Spirit in Action ism....

Proliferating, developing, substantiating with knowledge developed these last two thousand years, Jesus religion of, Loving Spirit in Action-ism, I suspect will consume every breath of mine till I have no breath left now. Rather, spearheading an effort, attempting to be Catalyst in an effort, keeper of an effort but not owner, 2 pick up where Jesus and his earliest followers, and the creator of most of the world's great religions, see the all-important Tolstoy letter to a Hindu, is what I will be doing with each breath I'm quite sure. And to embody. Example is not the major thing in influencing people, it is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer.

My life's call may have come today.  As Francis of Assisi heard the call to rebuild the church ,  I have heard the call at midnight  to pick up  the work that Jesus and a few of his followers, extremely few,  began  of  developing and  spreading his religion  which I think I understand is called something like,  Loving Spirit of Goodness in Action-ism.

Today is such an explosive creative Avalanche for me that among other things I may be having some redundant posting here on the blog and or on Facebook. I must run that risk.

And as your loving brother, in responsibility, I suggest to you that you stop whatever you're doing and you follow closely on my Facebook page and subscribe to my blog right hand side for the free Anonymous daily summary of posts. There, I've done my part. The rest is up to you.

And yes, some of you will receive a periodic reminder from me as you have. Though this will be less and less. One of the most painful lessons that life keeps keeps teaching me is that I hurt possibilities for the future when I enable the reticent Behavior even among, maybe especially among, those in whom I see the most promise. I am everyone's brother, especially the most promising that I see, I am not their mother.

Although I'm constrained a bit at the moment, thankfully I found internet here in the desert with a mile hike each way, but I do not have access to WiFi which I would need for my laptop to be useful. Point being that much of the initial creative work will occur at the blog, but greatly hampered until in a week from now I have WiFi and laptop, that was created by me more than 10 years ago with an interesting title, rather an interesting URL which is long and cumbersome, Jesus God good Etc and Jay. Jay being the name I was called for most of my decades. This is the riddle that I was tantalized with the blog that long ago. The relationship between God and good and Jay. Only in the last couple of days as the word good, and goodness, have rocketed to the north star that I think we all need to find and that Jesus was trying to point us to and the other great religious leaders, only in the last couple of days has the puzzle of that URL begun to come clear to me. Life is interesting. God is good. Good is God. The spirit of loving goodness, loving the spirit of goodness, he is loving God. Loving the spirit of goodness in action is the only worship of God that God wants. It is the only true worship of God, creator. This is so obvious. How is it taking me 66 years to see the clarity, though my heart has been pushing me in this direction since my earliest memories.

In days now that suggest to me that there is a reason I was given my pitiful life, I am involved with a dialogue at this link https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10213117399882543&id=1620551416 that has unfolded in particular today and I urge you to Avail yourself of it. Much.....

In days now that suggest to me that there is a reason I was given my pitiful life, I am involved with a dialogue at this link
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10213117399882543&id=1620551416
that has unfolded in particular today and I urge you to Avail yourself of it. Much of it is encapsulated eloquently with my correspondent of today, Dave Schwenk , below with an important caveat that I mentioned below his long an eloquent comment. 

From Dave just now:  This dialogue is confirming the direction of my thoughts and providing me with clear insight into our purpose in this dying world. I believe the final collapse is well under way. Current events show this in apocalyptic visions of fire and ice and nature reducing man's arrogance to rubble. We need a miracle. So I struggled all fall to choose the way forward, considering devoting all my time to fighting pipelines in PA, or building community centers of resistance and sustainable living. I even thought of walking across the country in search of a few kindred souls who would help me lay siege to Washington...all striving, all turning up little that resonated in my heart. I follow James Mcginley closely, for he is one of the few -- two, three? -- that I have met who has devoted himself totally to goodness and justice and walking the talk, or riding the bike as James is doing...all true revolutionaries are wandering refugees and exiles... it is no mystery that I have been led back to dialogue with James. I met him on the Democracy Spring walk in 2016 and later showed up at his modest flat in DC some months later to learn more and share. Among discussions of Gandhi and King, James articulated my disappointment with marches/staged arrests, etc. and my sense of how the left played into the hands of the power elite. I fear so much of the way the "resistance" is structured now does not provide a viable path to transcendence from our miserable state. There is a fundamental flaw that is never addressed -- the moral dilemma of living in our modern world, shackled as we are to products and consumption that perpetuate horrific suffering. Our current predatory system could never exist without our participation. Just look how vicious the oligarchs become when we threaten their flow of money, as the BDS Movement boycotting Israel has shown. Not only have they told us it is illegal to boycott (consider the implications of that for a moment), but they have now banned 20 organizations from Israel, including our dear friends at Codepink. These dear people are the spirit of peace. Why are they such a threat to Israel? Ladies dressed in pink? Because they have advanced an agenda of non-participation, BDS movement, that denies the system of our complicit guilt. Another incident that infuriated the architects of our false reality is when Colin Kaepernik took a knee and challenged the symbols of our empire...when people no longer believe in the bullshit of the flag the whole fucking thing will collapse. And this from a black man! They devote so much energy into the illusion of freedom and democracy -- into the illusion that elections matter and that demonstrations without sacrifice will change the world -- because the continuation of crony capitalism depends on our suspended belief. So back to my point...we must accept the reality of our situation and what it demands of us. We cannot be rebels on the weekend and slaves to our consumer society all week. We are at that critical existential moment of end times where the forces of good and evil are clearly felt to anyone with a heart. It is all or nothing time. No one wants to face that or the implications involved with that. Face it now and build your spiritual strength or perish in the collapse. I was directed to Krishna in October for a reason and the Bhagavad Gita...I turned again to the life of Jesus, which I have studied throughout my life...and James led me to these writings between Gandhi and Tolstoy. And the message is clear: embrace goodness, love, selflessness, service to others. That is the sole mission we must do to be a ray of light in this world. So many of us despair at the suffering we see and our powerlessness to do anything about it -- without realizing that the power is within our hearts, and that once we surrender completely to goodness and love, once we abandon the failed institutions and permanent lies that secure us to the decks of this sinking ship, when we do that, we create the conditions for the miracle to happen. Surely, we need a miracle now. But that is beyond me. I will continue to resist and continue to disrupt pipelines and the pageantry, but I know that the true way forward -- for me -- is renunciation of this sick society, a total severance that can be achieved through exile and simple living and our own self-sustaining communities. This is long and rambling but I wanted to share my experience and how liberating this knowledge is for me -- I have far to go but I know the path. Once I give it all up -- and how painful that can be, the comforts, the illusions, the protests of my ego -- I believe I will find liberation and nothing to fear. I know this in my heart. If you made it this far, thank you.

My crucial comment in caveat:

Dave Schwenk, your words are filled with such truth in this comment above and so beautifully stated that it brings great emotion to me. With one profound exception, please don't take this personally. It can be done, Gandhi did it, but it is not our nature to renounce. I will fight that in what I see as otherwise promising efforts including Within Myself with all of my strength. And this is not a problem, only falling into the Trap as a problem. It is within our nature to greedily go for the optimal experience that we know to go for. We absolutely can have the renunciation that you want, my life is a testament to that and I'd have thought it impossible. But never ever could I have done it through an attempt to renounce. The consequence has been to renounce! What I have attempted to do is greedily understand where Joy comes from, Roy Bean the ultimate human Experience, emotion. It comes from the opposite direction of pleasure. And as best I can now described the north star of causing my body to produce the chemical reaction of joy, it is to fully embody the loving Spirit of goodness in action. I will now post your beautiful words on my blog and Facebook page with this disclaimer. As always if I take Liberties it is never intentional just let me know and I will remove.