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"Provoking a Paradigm Shift: The Function of Peace Making (to Starting Loving)." SL (CLICK for more...)

[part of a FB dialog with my sister BA]

How old is this woman? [take a moment, look closely,
formulate your answer, before you scroll down further]

Shift Your Paradigm




:-) So, the picture is used to show our capacity to
see a bunch of information and have our mind then
make sense of it, and our mind tends to do that all
in a bunch! So, objectively the picture is just a
bunch of black and white ink! But quickly the mind
works to make sense of it, seeing either a mature
woman or an immature girl, but rarely both. BUT
AFTER A LOT OF WORK, most people can coax their
mind to shift and see the figure that previously they
didn't see. So, our minds seek a paradigm by which
to make sense of things, but often, usually in this
sickest of all societies, we arrive at the incorrect,
wrong, paradigm. My point in all this is that what I've
been Given, by Our Father, is the gift of a massive
paradigm shift, from the massively deadly, wrong,
incorrect, sinful paradigm that prevails in our society,
to the one that Jesus died to show us, as did King,
Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt...Shifting from the Adam
Smithian Paradigm of 'The World is here for me,' to
the Eleanor Rooseveltian 'I am here for Thee;' from
Fascist-GOP Authoritarian to Lincoln-Obama
Authoritative. And the other part of
my point is that, although someone on the outside,
like me, can try to offer, to coax, another to spend
the time and work to "see" the other paradigm, but
they can't actually do that work for the other. It HAS
to happen within the other, or it doesn't happen.
And words can help, but the real work is in the mind,
the Soul; of one that REALLY, REALLY wants to "See."
And so it was with Jesus, too - "No one comes to
me except that the Father brings them." Jesus
tried to coax the Rich Young Man, but the Father
didn't bring him. And Jesus wept. Me too.

So, your wonderful set of questions about 2 posts ago
sparked all this in me to share with you. Occasionally
I can help another by answering a few of their questions,
but mostly I can help them by really, really, really...
encouraging them to look deeply, deeply, deeply...
at the sites I've created - , , , .
to try and grasp the paradigm that has grasped me.
IT IS DIFFERENT! But it is exactly the paradigm that
grasped Jesus, King, Gandhi..., tho my words and
understandings may be a bit different.

The way I think about these sites sometimes is, 'Start,
if a lightening strike totally erased everything you know,
and everything you've become, far and away the fastest
way to 're-boot' yourself would be if someone locked
you in a room with only these sites, above.

xx sl