Heron Lodge an Ancient Classical Poem by Wang Zhihuan


I wanted to get a quick post up while I have internet.. Min is being quite fickle as of late. I am quite honored to share a poem from the Ancients this one from the Tangshi an anthology of 320 poems from the Golden Age of Chinese poetry. The poem is about 3500 years old and speaks volumes on many levels. What do you feel when you read this classic piece from the distant past?
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Tangshi VII. 1. (236)
王 之 渙 Wang Zhihuan
At Heron Lodge
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Mountains cover the white sun,
And oceans drain the golden river;
But you widen your view three hundred miles
By going up one flight of stairs.

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Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two.. I also would like to thank you for being you and being the positive change our world so needs. I will be catching up on your blogs and comments over the next couple of days as internet becomes available..” They are working on it” or so I have been advised lol.

Namaste

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“The Keys and the Awakening” … Way out of the box experimenting


Jake was physically tired as he pulled into the rest stop for a short nap yet sleep wasn’t going to come easy. Other than four stops for gas and to refill his coffee cup Jake had been driving for almost thirty hours and needed some sleep. His mind was on his upcoming meeting and the reason for his cross country drive. He was on his way to Ojo Amarillo a small town in New Mexico just outside of Farmington to meet Clarissa. He had been told by a White Witch two days ago that he was to meet Clarissa on the third Friday of September, that year and it was crucial for his future to do so. Clarissa holds a key to unlock some of your gifts you must unlock your gifts now and use them to fulfill your destiny. Destiny Jake thought, what the hell does that mean? He wondered why he even had gone to meet Sandra she was a White Witch and Jake didn’t even believe in Witches and the like.
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Jake was a quiet down to earth kind of guy a construction worker that had spent the last twenty years as a happily married father of two children. A boy and a girl, well now they were a young man and a young lady to be quite honest they were grown up. His wife of twenty years had decided that she was not in love with Jake and she no longer wanted to be with him. She had him served with divorce papers as he ate what would be his last meal with what was his family. The next day was when fate introduced him to Sandra, a very beautiful lady with enchanting green eyes and red hair that seemed to Jake to cast a spell on him.
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Jake was on his way to work his mind was occupied with what he was going to do and where he was going to stay as he searched for a place to live. The Constable showing up the night before at dinner had been quite a shock. The Court Order telling him he had to leave his home and his family within three days as well as his wife no longer wanted to be his wife was even more of a shock. His mind raced and he didn’t even want to go to work. As he pulled out of the Lincoln Tunnel and turned on 10th Avenue in New York City he jammed on the brakes almost hitting a well dressed slender red head with a body that could stop a train. The lady was walking across the street against a red light in morning rush hour traffic creating all kinds of havoc and a couple of fender benders.
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What the hell, is that lady doing thought Jake as he tried to find a napkin to clean up the coffee he just spilled all over the seat of his Jeep before it got all over his pants. As he looked up from the consol he saw the lady staring into his eyes as she walked towards his Jeep now stopped in the middle of the intersection being honked at as the other five lanes of traffic started slowly moving. He was immediately drawn and captivated as he wondered what she was staring at him for. He rolled down the window and said “What are you doing are you crazy?” She said” I came to see you Jake and we need to talk, you haven’t got much time and you need to get moving.”
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Jake was not sure if he should let her in the Jeep or not yet she knew his name and he was quite curious as well as enchanted with her beauty. What harm could she do he thought she is half my size and doesn’t look like an axe murderer even if she was there was no way she was hiding an axe in that outfit. He unlocked the door and told her to get in. The first thing he noticed was she smelled as nice as she looked the fragrance of spring and flowers seemed to make him feel lighter and full of joy. “Hi Gorgeous do you want to tell me how you know my name and why you are looking for me?” Jake asked.
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“i knew you would be here this morning you drive to work every day this way. I thought you would ask my name before you asked me why I was looking for you; after all you do like to know who you are talking to don’t you. My name is Sandra and I am a friend of yours I have been for three thousand years.”
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“What?’ exclaimed Jake” Three thousand years is a long time and in case you hadn’t noticed I am not that old to be honest even though I am forty-three I don’t feel a day over thirty. And you my beautiful friend can’t be a day over thirty, thirty five at the most.”
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“Do you believe in reincarnation?”she asked then before Jake could answer she said ”We are souls that are all part of a spiritual being. Our souls live for eternity we use new bodies each time we choose to come back to earth as a physical being. We come and experience the physical experiences we don’t get to experience in our spirit form. Our earliest experiences were those of discovery as we learned what the physical body needed to survive and how we could survive physically on this planet. The planet is inhabited as you know by many living things and beings other than just the Human ones. In the beginning the experience was violent as well as beautiful those first souls were adventurous, and enjoyed the aspects of their physical bodies the experiences and sensations of the physical senses. Those senses were new to the spiritual being that we are part of. With each new experience and sensation those original soul adventurers began to enjoy the physical world and its challenges knowing that they would return to the spiritual realm they were fearless.”
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She paused for a moment allowing Jake to take in what she had said. “That is an interesting story what does that have to do with me” Jake asked.
“As those first soul adventurers needed a physical body to experience the physical experience our maker the Spiritual being we are all part of imagined the perfect physical vehicle for us to use. Our human form, with the feedback and thoughts of those first adventurers being shared with the spirit realm the design of that form was adapted and created for the different conditions the adventurers chose to experience. The form being organic was subject to the environment it existed in. The only way to experience organic senses was to be organic and as things are organic things have a limited life span our human bodies die. Our soul or the part of our Spiritual being we are continues to live as long as we have the desire and will to do so. It is said that as began to be formed they were quite simple in their desires and they experimented with the simple experiences of the senses yet they had the same creative energy as the spirit in their minds. Our souls are creations of the spirit mind as is all that exists; we contribute to all that exists through our creations manifested from our minds.” Sandra explained.
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Jake was listening intently as Sandra shared her explanation about souls and Human beings perplexed as to why she was telling him all this he asked” What does all this have to do with me and why you have come to find me? I like a story as much as the next guy but I don’t have time for all this I am about to be late for work. I think you are quite beautiful and would love to talk about this when I have time after work perhaps over dinner. If you don’t mind get to the point and let me drop you off where you need to go so I can keep my job. I have had a rough couple of days and last night was quite possibly the worst night of my life. I saw you and the way you looked in my eyes I thought things were looking up now I am not so sure especially if I lose my job because I picked up a crazy lady I almost ran over.”
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“I know your wife has asked for a divorce, I know you have no home and are looking for a place to stay I also know you are going to lose your job in about an hour even if you drop me off right now.” She replied.” I also know that even when you were a child you felt like you had something to be doing that was very important and would often just sit and drift in the silence of your mind. People would often ask if you were okay or still there as you seemed so distant. You would get an A on almost every test you took in school even if you didn’t open the book. People often come to you for comfort when they are hurt emotionally or physically even many you have never met. Homeless people stop you on 6th Ave when there are a thousand other people passing by and ask you for help. You have time to listen to what I have to say and you have to get on your way this night after you have dinner with your children.” She smiled as she talked and for some reason the last statement hit a nerve with Jake.


I was challenged to write some fiction in a writing group I am part of and had some fun with it I even am toying with the thought of a book.. What do you think? Go for it? I don’t usually write fiction yet I am enjoying playing with it.
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I hope you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to read it and if you choose to share a thought or two I would appreciate it. Thank you as well for being you and being the positive change our world so needs. With your smiles and sharing your love you are making our world a better place for all we share it with.

Namaste! :)

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Synchronicity, Carl Jung, Sir Isaac Newton, Blogging and the Emerald Tablet.. Off the hook and off the grid!


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Synchronicity… A philosophical concept first described by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist in the 1920’s it is a term that has had great meaning in my life lately. Funny in a way as it brings me back to the one who coined the term in a very unique way. I suppose it was meant to be in my education and evolution that I would be at this point in time sharing thoughts about synchronicity and some of my experiences with the concept.
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. It is only natural that for my own personal evolution, Alchemy is a part of my path spiritually. It is quite a gift that my time spent in the blog world in reading so many great blogs has been a treasure of knowledge shared both from the writers and those that inspire them and the knowledge over the ages that they are aware of and in turn make the rest of us aware of. It is quite synchronistic that I started blogging to share my thoughts and become a better writer and in doing so have added exponentially to my own spiritual growth and evolution by becoming part of a community of writers of which many are on a path of spiritual growth and evolution as well. I learn from every writer something that helps me become a better human being than I was before I read what they shared! Thank you all for sharing!
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I thought I would share a treasure and a piece of ancient knowledge that has influenced many and been quoted in part by many that perhaps are not even aware of where that quote came from. I had not even heard of the Emerald Tablet yet have many times heard the quote; “That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below” I had the belief that was a quote from the Bible.. You learn something new every day. I also learned that Carl Jung was believed to have fallen asleep on the Emerald Tablet and even more interestingly Sir Isaac Newton translated it and studied it in depth. Isaac Newton was also one of the most known Alchemists of all time another intriguing fact I was unaware of until I read about the Emerald Tablet. It is his translation I choose to share the excerpt I share is from Wikipedia.
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Newton’s translation
A translation by Isaac Newton is found among his alchemical papers that are currently housed in King’s College Library, Cambridge University.[8]
1. Tis true without lying, certain & most true.
2. That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing
3. And as all things have been & arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
4. The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.
5. The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.
6. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
7. Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry.
8. It ascends from the earth to the heaven & again it descends to the earth & receives the force of things superior & inferior.
9. By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world
10. & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
11. Its force is above all force. For it vanquishes every subtle thing & penetrates every solid thing.
12. So was the world created.
13. From this are & do come admirable adaptations whereof the means (or process) is here in this. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world
14. That which I have said of the operation of the Sun is accomplished & ended.

- Meditation and Alchemy are two subjects I have a great interest in on a spiritual level, embracing both Eastern and Western Philosophies It was a gift to go off the grid for a few days and sit in nature and just be with the natural world and contemplate as well as meditate after having learned about and read this piece of mystical writing shared with me through the world of blogging!

I thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you all for being you and sharing the thoughts and love you share in doing so! Thank you as well for being the positive change our world so needs as you share your smiles and share your love making it a better world for all we share it with! 
Namaste!  bows head and smiles deeply!

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Thought I might share my recent contribution on the Quantum NLP blog.


Get a first glimpse of my new book!

 

Get a first glimpse of my new book!
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From my collaborator Joe Bradshaw from the Iamforchange Blog
It is both a pleasure and a treasure to share with you a glimpse into Christiane Turner’s new book “The Law of Attraction Formula” © 2014 to be released later this year. The Quantum approach to Global Consciousness and the implementing, of the Law of Attraction in a Quantum manner, while incorporating the Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques she shares in her new book are quite intuitive and cutting edge. I would like to share a few excerpts with you over the next few posts that I found to be rather profound and hope that you may enjoy a glimpse into her new book as much as I have.
I would like to say from the first page Christiane captures the imagination and inspires us to go beyond our current view of our communities and our world, and make real change for the future of ourselves, our communities, humanity and our planet.
From the outset she shares the following;
Welcome to the Quantum Universe, a world so magical and wonderful, and at the same time rooted right here in reality.
By understanding and applying the principles of the Law of Attraction, and conditioning yourself to use your mind to its highest effectiveness you can take your personal and professional life to greater heights.
I offer you the opportunity to be a viable part in creating a new global paradigm, which is based on community consciousness and sustainability. You will be the model for other people and set the standard for our local and global communities for the coming decades as I share with you how science and spirituality together create the foundation of this paradigm.
From the introduction of the book we get a great glimpse of what is possible, when we implement the lessons Christiane, shares with us. How with an open mind how we may become models for others as we adjust to the conditions of our ever changing world.
Excerpt taken from the introduction of “The Law of Attraction Formula” by Christiane Turner © 2014;

The concepts and processes in this book are deeply transformative. We are not just scratching the surface here, only teaching behavioral skills and techniques. By including the basic universal laws we are now able to touch people’s lives on the spiritual level and awaken them to a profound sense of purpose, which leads to a happier, more fulfilled life.
When you become more effective in your own life (by creating balance between your personal, family and professional development) you can make a greater contribution to your larger community that you are a part of.
A cultural paradigm shift always happens, by first a few people starting to think in a new way, and then that paradigm gets adopted by others around them, which then spreads to the rest of the community. Take recycling as an example, which is now unthinkable not to do, and thirty or forty years ago was a foreign word to most people on the planet.

In my vision of the future we have created a planet that is a wonderful place for future generations to live sustainably.

Every change starts with an idea, and every trend starts with just a few people who think differently. We are all unique, and vital parts that help create our larger systems, as our communities, cities, countries, and the whole world. When we share our gifts, coming from abundance, we expedite the energy we invest and get excellent results in return.
To help human consciousness transform to the next level by integrating the Law of Attraction into everyday life is my passion. The basic principles that lay the foundation of Quantum Physics can help us take our evolution to the next level gracefully. As we understand the laws of the universe better, and act accordingly, life gets easier and more opportunities come our way.
Excerpt from “The Law of Attraction Formula” by Christiane Turner © 2014;

Your presence is greatly appreciated and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been given the gift of sharing with you a glimpse into Christiane’s new book, I am very excited to be one of the first to read it. . I do hope you enjoyed the brief preview and look forward to your visits as we will be exploring the book in more detail. Perhaps inspiring you along the way to pick up the book when it is released as well as to make the change in yourself and become a model in your community.

Namaste,
Joe Bradshaw
Contributing Writer

 

I also thought you may be interested in the new Video series by Christiane..

Enjoy this new Law of Attraction video series

http://youtu.be/_L6_ZeoLSac?list=PLnrlMbWqcZGb7yldUkWpRnuzpWwBST52U

 

 

 

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Ancient Wisdom.. Renovation!


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On the bathing tub of Tang, the following words were engraved:— “If you can one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.”


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大 學 Daxue – The Great Learning

I find this very true as I aspire to be the best me I can be! I am responsible for my actions and my words I can always find something I can improve about myself every day!

Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you for being you.. You are awesome and I would like to say thank you for all you do as you are the positive change our world so needs. By sharing your love and your smiles you are making our world a better place for all we share it with! 

Namaste

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“A Green Stream”… By Wang Wei, One of my favorite poems


 

 

I thought I would share one of my favorite poems. I rarely share a poem I didn’t write. I however was inspired to share this one as each time I read it, it has a new and deeper meaning I am quite amazed at the simple complexity expressed in this short poem. The Tang Shi is part of one of my favorite sacred texts, “The Book of Changes” I study as I expand my consciousness and my spiritual awareness. There are many lessons we can learn from the metaphors expressed in ancient writings.. We as humanity may have far more technology that our ancestors did even a hundred years ago yet the wheel has been around for about 5000 years. The truth is we have all but forgotten some of the treasures shared with us by our ancestors spiritually and our common desire for tranquility. “Oh to remain on a broad flat rock and to cast a fishing line forever”

唐 詩 Tang Shi – 300 Tang poems
An anthology of 320 poems. Discover Chinese poetry in its golden age and some of the greatest Chinese poets. Tr. by Bynner (en).
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
I — 五 言 古 詩 Five-character-ancient-verse
Tangshi I. 1. (15)

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王 維 Wang Wei
A Green Stream

I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers,
Borne by the channel of a green stream,
Rounding ten thousand turns through the mountains
On a journey of less than thirty miles….
Rapids hum over heaped rocks;
But where light grows dim in the thick pines,
The surface of an inlet sways with nut-horns
And weeds are lush along the banks.
…Down in my heart I have always been as pure
As this limpid water is….
Oh, to remain on a broad flat rock
And to cast a fishing-line forever!


Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you for being you! I am grateful for your being the positive change our world so needs by sharing your smiles and sharing your love and making our world a better place for all we share it with. 
Namaste!

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Help Wanted: Agent wanted to represent Highly tallented people 50 million$ and up


Help Wanted: Agent to represent highly talented and Beautiful people
Salary 50 million US dollars plus Bonus and future international opportunities, if you are successful and obtain a contract for our clients.
A bit about or clients and the contract♦
In light of the failed minimum wage due to lack of a realistic goal and no room for negotiation by poorly motivated and talentless even careless representatives. Our clients seek an agent to sit down at the table and negotiate a living wage with the Government of “We the People” in our Nations Capitol.

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The idea of a minimum wage seems preposterous in this day and age. It is the sentiment of many that by seeking a low ball minimum for our clients, some 150 million or so of them working for sub standard wages with no benefits the recent contract was destined to fail from the initial proposal. There was never any room for negotiation or bargaining in the original proposal nor was the wage going to actually raise the standard of living for any of our many talented hard working clients. The half hearted initiative was doomed for failure from the beginning, any agent representing his or her client knows that you come in at the high end and negotiate for the best deal you can get for your client. It is irresponsible to start at the bottom when you are representing your client as well as yourself as their representative. Unless of course you are working for the other party or in collusion with them to keep the people that hired you at the bottom.

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Our clients are asking for a realistic and what should be a fair contract of a living wage… 25.00 an hour with benefits would be a great place to start as far as an initial offer. It would be from that position or starting point that a satisfactory living wage could be negotiated and allow our clients to have a bit of dignity and decent quality of life.

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The Unions used to increase the wages and quality of life for many of our clients parents and families yet they have been for the most part destroyed from within and without as those in charge of the Unions became corrupt and those in  our Government have been rewarded by Corporations and Big Business with lucrative gifts, money and the Lobbyists that they rub elbows with on a daily basis. As there is no real voice of our clients in the Congress or Senate seeking to negotiate or win a contract for a living wage we would like to hire an Agent of the Highest caliber to negotiate a contract with the Congress and Senate for a living wage. We are of course willing to be realistic; however our clients are worth more than the minimum! As they are very talented hard working and beautiful people with families to support and it would be nice if they could spend time with them and not have to work two or three jobs or need food stamps to put food on the table or a roof over the heads of their families or themselves.

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Future opportunities in other Nations are a definite possibility if you are successful in obtaining a contract here in the U.S.

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You will be paid upon a signed contract within ninety days. Our clients will each pay one dollar to the fund upon receipt of the contract and payment of said wage by their respective employers. Via a fund set up in your name.
Interested applicants should contact this blog and set up an interview.

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Thank you in advance.. If you have negotiated contracts for big name stars and athletes for millions this should be a piece of cake job worth far more than the percentage you got for those contracts… Could even go into the hundred million range as I am sure that many of our clients would gladly contribute at least 5 dollars to the fund for a signed contract!

 

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Let them Eat “CAKE”… a poetic thought


What do you do when there is nothing left to lose?
When all hope is lost what path will you choose?
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Some will choose to rise above with dignity and grace
Others will choose a path that they wouldn’t in another time and place
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When the people in power turn their backs and walk away
To those with nothing what can you really say?
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It will be many years before they have their day
To those who have nothing to lose what can you really say?
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Its like in a movie called “Star Wars” the” Empire Strikes Back”
The Senate has voted and given the citizens a whack
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Or perhaps a scene from a time long ago
One where a Queen said a saying we all know
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‘Let them eat CAKE’ was her famous last line that comes to mind
Somewhat like what the Senators said to the countrymen of mine
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As the Senators live on a salary we pay
They voted to keep the poor in a place of dismay
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Minimum wage is an act of hate against the citizens
Not to raise it while you take our money is a sin
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A living wage is needed to make our nation strong
Yet the greedy business owners say that would be wrong
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Like Reaganomics watering the top of the tree
The water never trickles to the roots where it needs to be
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The Senators and businesses with their greedy needs
Are destroying our country the land of the free
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Veterans returning face the ultimate injury
No jobs or living wages to a life of poverty
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What I ask do they expect for all of us to do
When backed into a corner with nothing left to lose?
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Minimum wage is a disgrace as our Senators and Congress are too
I SAY WE VOTE THEM ALL OUT THAT IS THE HONORABLE THING TO DO
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I say we act with grace and tell them to eat cake
We have taken all we can take!
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Spend a few trillion dollars on a jet or two
A billion on a battle tank to take care of me and you
What we really need is a living wage so we can buy some food
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Yet you say we are not worth a minimum of ten dollars an hour
I say you are not worthy of your governing power
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I would like to see you rule with dignity
SO WATER THE ROOTS OF THE COUNTRY
DEMAND A LIVING WAGE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
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VOTE THEM ALL OUT AS THEY DON’T REPRESENT YOU OR ME!
DEMAND THAT WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY!
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We have nothing left to lose
I say we fire the politicians and from the people we should choose!

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Thank you and I apologize for venting this way here on this page yet I must express my thoughts in a way that I feel is positive. The actions and words of our government are not in the best interest of “We the People” as far as many things go. The system is broken and it is not politicians that are going to fix it they are destroying it!

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I thank you for your time and being you as well as being the positive change our world so needs. :)

Namaste!

PS I will get to the comments you have been sharing and your posts soon.. I have been doing much research for some upcoming projects and chopping wood.. Working at my trade as I prepare for the transition to my new life.. I need to put food on the table and buy a few suits :)

 

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No words to say… a poetic thought


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Today was one of those days
So beautiful silent and nothing to say
Nature filled me with awe and took all the words away
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The Mountain top lake so blue
The trees and flowers covered in the morning dew
Love of the divine shared with me and you
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Just wanted to say hi and share a smile on such a perfect day that words could not do justice to.
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Thank you all for being you! 
Namaste

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Has Christianity helped mankind to become better human beings? Would Jesus be a Christian?


I have been seeing quite a few posts shared both on blogs and social media sites that have inspired me to ask what my thoughts and feelings are as far as some of the major issues with religions. I saw the same post three times in the last two days and was recently answering questions on an online dating site that really made me stop and think. Much like a conversation with Plato would have caused the same introspection and observation of thought to come up with my own view and perspective.
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Jesus… Wasn’t a Christian
Mohammed …. Wasn’t a Muslim
Buddha … Wasn’t a Buddhist
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The question asked on the dating site; “Over all do you think Christianity has helped make mankind become better human beings?”
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The question provoked some interesting thoughts and observations and in a way the post about the inspirational beings that the largest religious movements and religions kind of put the exclamation point on the end of the train of thoughts. Many may disagree and I am not by any means trying to bash, or dispute any ones beliefs or the right to believe as one chooses. I would rather applaud you all for your conviction and faith in your chosen religions and faiths. I am quite spiritual and have a love for all humanity, religions, faiths, philosophies, creeds and I would add races yet have to say there is only one human race. We collectively are the entire human race! Colors of skin? Yes there are different colors of skin, as there are many diverse cultures and many different perspectives on our planet.
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As I searched my thoughts and feelings over the last few days I have made several observations that I would share. I am not proclaiming them as truth or not truth yet as I sift through the various perspectives and stories throughout history since the beginning of “Christianity” I have to wonder on a whole has Christianity made a positive impact on mankind. The same may be asked of the Muslim faith and the impact it has had and is having on mankind.
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Jesus Christ was not a Christian as Christianity did not exist while he was alive, nor did he tote a Bible and preach from it. The Bible as we know it didn’t exist yet the books of the Old Testament did, to my knowledge however he didn’t tote those around and preach from them either. He walked his walk and talked his talk by setting an example for mankind to follow. He turned the other cheek fed the hungry taught men to fish healed the sick and shared his love. He asked us human beings to look inside who we are and treat others with respect love and dignity as we all would like to be treated. He asked that we walk in peace and not to throw stones or to judge others. He never as far as I know told his apostles to go out and through power and might convert and control their fellow man and make them become “Christians”. His way was one of freedom of choice and asking us to look within and be loving beautiful human beings to help one another and forgive if one was wronged by another to share with each other the goodness of life and what the world we stand on has to offer.
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I ponder the question of Christianity and has it helped mankind become better human beings? As I look at the history of this religion and the walk it has walked. The cultures it has destroyed the masses that have been killed in the name of “Christ” and there have been many. The Europeans that were tortured and controlled forced to submit to the “will of God”, the Pagans, the Wiccans, the many other cultures and societies that either became Christian or were cleansed by torture or fire. The Indian tribes of South America and North America the “Heathens” that were either exterminated or forced to become civilized “God Fearing Christians” the French and Spanish Inquisitions, the Holy Wars. Even in today’s society the examples I see of extravagant Cathedrals and Temples, churches and those elevating themselves to “Saint” status as they walk pass the starving, the homeless and the ill.
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If Jesus was about free will and caring for all humanity and all of creation, acceptance, tolerance, compassion and empathy for others as well as one hundred percent non violent would he even be a Christian? How would he feel about the honor of this tribute to him the religions of Christianity? I am not going to say that there have not been many, many human beings throughout the history of Christianity that have in fact led by example and walked the walk. I am saying however that when I look at the big picture of human beings that call themselves Christians it would appear that they worship a book turn a blind eye and exert control over others by the might of their religious masses and have not apparently gotten the message that Jesus delivered.
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I am not sure I have the answer to the question yet it has brought me to another question… Would Jesus be a Christian?

Thank you for allowing me to share a few thoughts and perhaps inspire you to share a few thoughts as I would truly like to have a better answer than I have come to. I am leaning towards a mixed response with no clear cut answer even in my own truth. I suppose that is what acceptance is I accept that it is what it is with all of my love unconditional. There has been much good from the religions of Christianity and much that I would consider not so good. I do know that every man woman and child tortured and killed to establish and create this thing we know as Christianity would bring many tears to the eyes of the one they say is the inspiration behind it. What do you think?
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Thank you for being you and sharing your love and smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with.

Namaste;)

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When I left the cave… A poem


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When I stepped out of the cave
Fear no longer did I have of the grave
Loving and living was all I did crave
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Out of the darkness light I did see
Truly knowing and being free
The divine love emanating from the heart of me
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Thoughts chosen with love and care
Seeing the beauty of all things everywhere
God’s creations for all to share
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Every flower every tree
Created with love for you and me
Our souls infinite loved unconditionally
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When out of the cave I saw the stream
I stood in awe at what I had seen
Life in abundance shared with everything
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The stream it flowed through sands and time
Carrying love and the light divine
Beyond my imagination beyond my simple mind
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Every thought chosen with care
Not embracing the feeling in the cave of despair
Breathing in love with every breath of air
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The cave of darkness where I used to stand
Ignorant just being a simple man
Now knowing that is what I am
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I am nothing yet there is a part of me
A part that is one of divinity
The particle of my maker his gift you see
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I am what I was created to be
An extension of God as God created me
To expand in love and beauty for eternity
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Contrast in the painting of expression so diverse
Dwelling in the darkness of the cave first
Another brush stroke among the many
On the canvas we call our universe
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When we leave the cave and walk hand in hand
Singing from our hearts the song of man
We will be in line with Gods plan
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Waltzing through the heavens we human beings
On a beam of light as the Angels sing
God will be smiling when we walk out of the cave
And share our love unconditional for everything
Especially for each other us human beings

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Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two… Thank you as well for being you and being the positive change our world so needs~! :0

 

Namaste

 

 

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Reinvention of me or aligning with my inner being?


Today I was paid an incredible compliment by a respected friend that caused me to not only smile and say thank you it caused me to ask myself a few questions. Re invention or alignment was the first question I had to ask after the initial smile. The second question was what did I really feel about the compliment and why?
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After participating in the Veterans Writing group I co mentor the facilitator and sponsor at the V.A. Hospital, Mike Scott surprised me with a few thoughts he shared. He looked at me and said thank you for participating and being a part of the writing group as both a writer and a mentor. Then he expressed his admiration for my ability and the amazing way I have re invented myself. From carpenter to intellectual, and future life coach, NLP practitioner and public speaker as well as aspiring to spiritual mastery and being an inspirational being.
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In the three years since Mike read one of my poems and asked me to be in his writing group he mentioned how much he has seen me grow and change. He was quite impressed with my progress and quite inspired and moved by my adaptability and my transformation especially in my spiritual presence. He asked if I would be interested in a position or would consider being a volunteer in the peer to peer counseling group. The compliments and the offers made me feel good! I know I am on the path I am supposed to be on and where I am supposed to be at this moment in my journey. Good things are happening and better things are yet to come as I assist and give service to my fellow human beings with love from my heart.
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Did I re invent myself? I have had several comments on some of my blog posts that expressed the same sentiment. I have to say that I don’t know that that is the case; I am more inclined to say I have become more in line with who I am. The person I am and was meant to be as I came here in this physical form. Since my youth I have had the desire to express myself in an artistic way through poetry and visual art as well as verbally although in my younger years in a very direct and blunt way.

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I have always had the desire to be me yet the influences of the world had the effect that peer pressure has on an individual and through fear limited my true expression of self both intellectually and spiritually. How many 9 year olds read Emerson or Thoreau… How many boys enjoyed or had even heard of Emily Dickinson let alone understood the depth of her soul in her expression of thoughts poetically? (She was a loner and rarely left her room) I was the one that walked to the beat of a different drum and rather than be the odd ball I conformed to society and family pressures.
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As my former life crumbled and I spent more time in solitude I began to align with and find my inner being. To know and embrace my inner truth, the years of being a craftsman are a cherished gift yet as a young man my dreams were of a higher calling. I was a gifted and intelligent child with no means, from a family of little wealth and a formal education was beyond reach.

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I have found that over the years my inner self has been calling me to align and be who I am rather than continue living in fear and succumbing to the expectations of others. Family was one of those that I was trying to live up the expectations of has seen the same change as my friend Mike and now supports and embraces the change and transformation I am going through. They know that the trying times I have been through over the last seven years, has been a good thing even though from the outside perspective seems to have been otherwise. My 100,000 $ + a year job gone and left behind for an uncertain future, my countless hours of study and research as well as the many hours, days , months and years of solitude to find and know “who and what I am”. Have been harder for them at times than it has been for me, yet I am lining up with who I am and what I came to do.
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I am here to be a part of and add depth to the evolution of Consciousness and the greater mass conscious awareness of humanity. To help others align with their inner being and inspire them to become consciously aware of who they are and to express their individual and diverse perspectives and add to that mass consciousness.

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I admire and embrace the concept that we in our own time have an obligation to contribute to the evolution of humanity in a positive and meaningful way. It is in our reach to become a better human race than we were yesterday and even more so than we were 2000+ years ago in the time of Jesus of Nazareth, and even more so than 3000 years ago in the time of the Greek philosophers and 5000 years ago in the time of Buddha or the times of the beginnings of the Hindu societies and the Great Ganesh. We have all the history and wisdom of the ancients to draw upon and create a better humanity and paint a picture of such beauty and grace that the ancients would be proud of what we create with the loving wisdom they left us to work with.
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The first steps to doing so are to become consciously aware of who we are and align with our inner beings or higher selves and make those changes. It doesn’t require anything more than the desire and love of ourselves to do so and the willingness and effort to do so. For me it has taken seven years to unlearn what a lifetime taught me about living for the expectations of others and being afraid to be me.
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I wanted to express my thoughts at the request of a friend that asked me to write a post from my heart that was inspiring and would help her find her “backbone” I would like to say we all have the capacity to change that process starts within, while you are there first find who you really are and want to be then know you can do it and do it even if the rest of the world seems to not understand at some point they will step back and say… I am in awe and admire you for re inventing yourself.. You can smile and say no I just lined up with who I am and who I was meant to be.. I am finally becoming me! 

Thank you for being you and being the change positive our world so needs by sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with

Namaste

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Happy Fathers Day … A poem for my son


On this day of fathers a very special one
Happy Fathers day to my son
When you were born many years ago
I knew one day you also would be one
Happy Fathers day to my son
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I did the best I could as I raised you to be you
I tried the best I could sometimes I felt blue
There were times I cried not knowing what to do
Now that you are grown I know one thing is true
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I hope that you have learned from the things I did wrong
To ask how to be a better father is a sign of the strong
Something I learned when you were almost grown
I wish I had known all along
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My Father I never knew at all it seems
I wanted to be the father of your dreams
I never wanted to hurt you with my angry screams
Wanted to take you fishing and teach you many things
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You are a father now and your children need you
Please learn from my example of what you may do
Learn to ask and learn to be the best father you can be
Love you Son I am proud of you
I know you will be a better father than me
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I Love you Son I am proud of you
Happy Fathers day from me!
Do your best and be the best father you can be
I love you Son I am proud of you
Happy Fathers day from me!

Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two… Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers passing through and to all of the women I wish a Happy Fathers day to your husbands and fathers too! :) It is the first Fathers Day for my son and I felt it was appropriate to write a poem for him and thought you may enjoy reading it as well.

Thank you :)

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