Our creator, Who Art in our deepest Soul, holy is your name. Thy kingdom comes as thy Loving is done on Earth as we would do if we had no earthly fear. Give us all this day our daily bread, that is, our vision for this day of how to best serve our neediest on Earth. Lead us not into self-centeredness, but Deliver us into solidarity with the neediest. For loving is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Creator, the Deep Soul Within Me, is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in Green Pastures. He leadeth me beside the Still Waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake. Low, though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thow prepared a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anountest my head with oil. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
If there is a proper roll for prayer, and I think that there is, though almost never never never used, the proper role for prayer is to connect with one's soul, the......
If there is a proper roll for prayer, and I think that there is, though almost never never never used, the proper role for prayer is to connect with one's soul, the deepest wisest part of our nervous system that we cannot control but we can learn to listen to. This is the Seat of Wisdom. It is the only place in such dark times that we can reliably turn to for how to guide our own lives although the soul demands that we responsibly access all important available information.
***** MEDD (2). I am beginning to Pray Again. No, I will never believe in a being that can hear those prayers, some super being. I'm sure I will never believe that. All evidence.....
MEDD (2). I am beginning to Pray Again. No, I will never believe in a being that can hear those prayers, some super being. I'm sure I will never believe that. All evidence to the contrary. But nor is math existent in nature, nor language , nor technology and I gladly use those. They are all products of imagination. This specific prayer that I am beginning to practice is to speak in my mind and even vocalizing with an all loving father, or mother, that I can imagine. An all-knowing mother or father. Why am I beginning to practice this, again? Because dialogue and or writing, is necessary to sanity and learning and growth. And this pretty well requires speaking to someone, knowledgeable, that cares, and hears. Yes, but why prayer? Why to an imaginary figure? Because there are so few sane caring people available to dialogue with. Used properly, which almost always prayer is not, but used properly, it is a way of connecting more deeply with conscience, soul, heart , creation. And because I am preparing for what I anticipate which is to more and more be in the presence of sisters and brothers suffering from massive empathy deficit disorder, MEDD, hatred, fear, rage , violence, lies, deceit, ignorance, disinformation, on the road, and conversations, at Standing Rock, in prison, in court. I will need all of the tools at my disposal to maintain my sanity. I do not know how my current thinking will play out, but I believe that on the tombstone of all of creation being destroyed by we humans will be the words massive empathy deficit disorder, MEDD, unless some of us stand up and use our bodies to cure it in time. This is the disease that true revolutionaries treat and cure in their sisters and brothers that have that disease. The man Jesus showed us the way. To allow one's body to be used to make manifest the evil, the hatred, the inhumanity that infests one's sisters and brothers that they might see it and repent, and be healed, and have their empathy re-awakened, exercised and restored there by. First making of ourselves as pure and white and blank a canvas as possible, and then putting it and keeping it directly in the way of the harm that is being delivered on the Innocents. We really have three choices, only 3. Kill them, or heal them, or be killed by them. I'm willing to be killed by them, and more and more I expect it, at least life in prison for non-violent opposition. I am unwilling to kill them because then I become them and there's only more killing and that future. I am unwilling to go down without fighting to cure them, my sisters and brothers all, and only too much me in my earlier life.
***** If I have to choose between which is more dangerous, 1. Scientists that deny, that are blind to, that are not in awe of, that there is a force of creation behind everything, and 2. So-called religious folks that deny science, I'll go with number one. By every......
If I have to choose between which is more dangerous, 1. Scientists that deny, that are blind to, that are not in awe of, that there is a force of creation behind everything, and 2. So-called religious folks that deny science, I'll go with number one. By every objective measure it is number one that is necessary and sufficient for all life on Earth to be destroyed. Without number 1 there is no fracking, no deep sea Drilling, no nuclear weapons, no Advanced Weaponry of any sort, no global warming, no massive Wall Street Trading, no Global destruction of the environment.... Yes, they both concern the hell out of me. But objectively, the Liberals, the scientists, are in the final stages of destroying Earth. Not the religious lunatics.
***** System troubles. Resetting, restarting, my nervous system: Did you ever have to reset your phone, or computer? To solve a problem? I suspect you have. I'm going through that with my phone tablet right now because the speed is almost unusable. It is taking quite a few times. For the last several weeks I've been trying to reset my nervous system. So far......
***** System troubles. Resetting, restarting, my nervous system: Did you ever have to reset your phone, or computer? To solve a problem? I suspect you have. I'm going through that with my phone tablet right now because the speed is almost unusable. It is taking quite a few times. For the last several weeks I've been trying to reset my nervous system. So far I don't have the sequence right. As with resetting my phone sometimes it takes finding out what doesn't work before the right sequence is found. This is not a new Phenomenon with me and my nervous system. It's been true throughout my entire life, particularly my adulthood. Sometimes in the last few weeks I thought I found the problem and reset, only to find out that not so. Some of it may have been a blood imbalance but I think most of it is I've been thrown off balance by many things in our world recently, and it is taking me awhile to find my balance, my point of focus, my reason for being, my reason for living, the strength to fight, how I am to fight. I suspect it will happen sooner or later. It is upsetting to me to not be at full fighting strength , but part of the fight is being honest with myself and those traveling with me. Please understand if you can. My current theory is that Many Adventures in the past month or so has taken me away from a laser-like focus on my source of life, an empathic Unity with the children in Palestine , empathic Unity with the poor in Washington DC, and or, devoting my life here exclusively to the one in a million Wagers of loving. I am not feeling the acute connection that I have in the past, many distractions, many dilutions. I expect to try and devote as many hours or days as is needed in the hopes of reconnecting, rebooting, my nervous system. Again, please try and be as understanding as you can as I attempt to bring my system fully back online.
***** From the Divine Jewish Rabbi Abraham Heschel: "To pray means to bring God back into the world, a world which has strayed so far from God’s will that God is in exile from the world S/He created." AMEN AMEN AMEN. His essay "The Meaning of This Hour," is the most Godly, Most Divine, Most Sane, Humane.... essay that ever in my life I have read.... HERE at a site I put up in 2007: http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
Tolstoy on Prayer: "Do not think that you can please God with prayer. You will please God by submitting to Him. Prayer is just a reminder for you of who you are and what the purpose of your life is."
will please God by submitting to Him. Prayer is just a
reminder for you of who you are and what the purpose of
your life is.
***** "You should wish only for those things for which God [Good, Loving, Conscience, Heart] wishes." Henri Amiei
God [Good, Loving, Conscience, Heart] wishes."
From Tolstoy's "A Calendar of Wisdom" See Library Tab.
nd 02.24.13 Cancer Update: Just months left to Save My Kids. This is daunting. Another sea-change for me. Much to deal with, inside - replanning, refiguring, time management, priorities.... Be Patient with me. This is really hard. Joyful, but worrisome, for my kids - really, really hard.' Loving
'Insufficient Prayer produces the same result as insufficent use of 'instruments' when flying in fog.' SL (more)
ability to do Our Father's work, as fatigue. I've largely learned the lesson to not allow it.
The 2nd biggest threat is insufficient prayer - use of 'instruments' - without whose use
Fatal Crash is virtually certain, as it is for a plane in zero-viability. Gandhi, Teresa...
were emphatic about this.
THE HECK OUT OF THIS. THIS IS DYNAMITE.
Joan of Arc, Gandhi, Jesus, MLK Jr... WERE EMPHATIC - 'I AM NOTHING, I CAN'T DO THIS WORK WITHOUT PRAYER,' they each Testified, emphatically, adamantly.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU FOCUS ON.
YOU ARE, YOU BECOME, WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO INVEST EACH AND EVERY SECOND IN.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN CREATOR.
YOU BECOME WHAT YOU USE. YOU LOSE WHAT YOU DON'T USE.
Are these exactly the categories you, YOU need to focus on? PRETTY DAMN CLOSE! I haven't yet figured out yet how to share this with you - the excel sheet I mean, so you can easily learn the Excel technique, but the hints for now are:
* Use Excel Conditional formatting for the color. -5 black, +3 brownish yellow (starting to smolder and flame), +5 BLUE FLAME HOT!
* Timeframe is from right to left, right being the oldest. Set up your sheet and format it, then Record a simple macro of your steps to insert a column, copy the formatting from the just prior column, and that's about it.
And now, watch these:
"The work of Conscience / Heart / Our Father requires immense solitude; else liars were Jesus, King, Teresa, Gandhi...." SL
else liars were Jesus, King, Teresa, Gandhi...." SL