Thursday, February 23, 2006

Shot in the foot

In this time-sensitive moment and as you look out upon the world from the Philippines to Russia, to Washington DC and our port security to Iraq and Iran and beyond, what are you internalizing? Are you actively seeking a neutral point of observation? Said another way, are you making the choice to have nothing unacceptable and really sticking to it? Our Elder Brother said that in the world we would have tribulation, but then cautioned not to enter into it...especially when it is not physically knocking on our door and we have to go out of our way to allow our chain to be pulled. Why? Remember what the emotions of anger or resentment or their 1st and 2nd cousins do. They leave their unique trail within the consciousness of the one who embraces them, and that doesn't help the acceptance of our greater good which has been given. In other words, we shoot ourselves in the foot...not the one toward whom we have feelings of anger or resentment, but ourselves. We deserve more.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Even today a rancher will place a brand upon his catle so they can be so identified as his. If they wander into another's acreage they will be returned. If a different brand is seen within his acreage he will return it to its owner. So, I thought to myself, how many "cattle" have we similarly branded and claimed as our very own? Ever said something like my cold; my forgetfulness; my rheumatism; or my anything you really do not want to claim as unquestionably yours? Or, but using different terminologies, have you ever uttered the phrase dahh for something you did that wasn't as intelligent as you might have wanted it to be? Isn't that but another way of saying my stupidity? There is a Unity hymn that so very accurately speaks to this, "Words and thoughts have molding power, so let us careful be, knowing we are building our eternity." Said another way, "Junk in, junk out."

Watch what you claim for yourself. Even in the midst of somethingchallenging, aren't we pointing the compass of consciousness toward what we really want when we yet claim my abundance; my health; my perfect peace? It is very much like making the choice to not claim the very blanket statement, "I can't afford," when the phrase "I choose not to spend my money in this direction," keeps you in the driver's seat.