Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking at Tomorrow

One the doorstep of 2008 ask yourself a few questions.

What do you want for tomorrow? Meditate on it.
What do you want for the country? Meditate on it.
What do you want for the world? Meditate on it.

Perhaps we can change what may be.
Perhaps we can alter the destiny that lies before us.
Perhaps we can manifest a new destiny.

If you can learn to alter tomorrow....I can teach you to change next year today.
If you can learn to alter next year, we can change the decade to come.

It only takes three of us to alter the world...What can twelve do? Twenty-Two? A Hundred?

The Sumarians believed that the future was not yet manifest, the past a shadow that can be changed and improved since you knew what went wrong. The most important part was the present. To the Sumarians the present was the point in time where the future becomes the past.

Yet, a modern song writer put it a little more beautiful.

What kind of world do you want?
Think anything!
Let's start at the start
Build a masterpiece
Becareful what you wish for.
History starts NOW!

Five For Fighting, World, Two Lights, 2006, Columbia Records

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Quick Word About Agreements

The other day I am in discussion with a friend regarding permissions when I made the statement that you can change the word permissions and call them agreements then perhaps an individual will grasp the concept easier.

Upon reflection of that statement I realize that I am wrong. The truth is that Agreements is a basic sub-law of Permissions and that it is equally as powerful. It is the the selection expert of what events within a permission you are willing to allow happen/not happen.

As I meditated on that further, I found the power of agreements growing and I sat daily training my mind and spirit to agree and disagree with events I found things starting to happen that stopped. Fears starting to arise would diminish when I informed them that I don't agree with them. It was an interesting feeling. I am going to dive deep into this with an essay once we get past the holy days.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Truth about Sin

Now let us see what the word impeccability means. Impeccability means "without sin." Impeccable comes from the Latin pecatus, which means "sin." The im in impeccable means "without," so impeccable means "without sin." Religions talk about sin and sinners, but let's understand what it really means to sin. A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself. Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is sin. You go against yourself when you judge or blame yourself for anything. Being without sin is exactly the opposite. Being impeccable is not going against yourself. When you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself.
From this point of view, the whole concept of sin changes from something moral or religious to something commonsense. Sin begins with rejections of yourself. Self-rejection is the biggest sin that you commit. In religious terms self-rejection is a "mortal sin," which leads to death. Impeccability, on the other hand, leads to life.

Don Miguel Ruiz (1997) The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Person Freedom (p. 31) Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc., San Rafael, CA 94903 (ISBN 1-878424-31-9)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Vision of tomorrow

For those out there that know me, you know then that up coming Presidential election is the election that has had me the most concerned for years. It has been a terrible thinking and feeling that what we are looking at is the end of many ways of life.

I have felt that if 2008 election is so critical in the universe that events it could bring about are either going to be detrimental or promising. We are at the fork in the road.

Before I go any further, I just want to put a disclaimer in here that the individual I am about to discuss that was in my vision, I have no problem with their race/religion/color/sex. Some times when they are the first at attempting some thing, they just may not be the right one needed to do us good. It is not that I do not believe that we as a people or nation are not ready for either a woman or black President, it might just be the individual representing that sex/color that we are not ready for.

My vision was that Obama had won the Presidency. When the announcement came in that he had won I turned to my wife and told her that we needed to get ready to leave.

Within the first two years of his Presidency, his inexperience in politics showed and we as a nation went from a recession into a depression. Policies of standardization started to be passed and we as a nation took on the look and feel of a European Socialist nation. The feel was nearly of the old Eastern Block type countries.

There was a protest in which college students were demonstrating their refusal to conform to the new policies and were displaying an open act of rebellion. The National Guard was called in and it ended in a repeat of Kent State. The primary difference is that the NG was ordered to fire on the students and there were hundreds of students murdered. It was then that America woke up and realized that it had made a mistake, but it was too late. Totalitarianism was already in place.

Was it a glimpse of what might happen if the card table tips one direction or another?

Or is it warning.

Again, I have a 50/50 chance on this - I hope I am wrong.