Worldwide Discussion: The People Join In
'WE HAVE, BECAUSE OF THESE ILLUSIONS, LOST ALL COMMON SENSE'
The loss of spiritual understanding has led to countless human conflicts
The wars and rumors of wars we hear, the global economic collapse, the social unrest and uprisings, the overall fear that is felt by many people are all the symptoms of a very simple problem, which other individuals have addressed before.
I totally agree with Neale and other people’s assessment that the idea of separation is the cause of humanity having lost its spiritual way. Alan Watts spoke of this in the 60’s, and anyone who understands ancient teachings understands this.
This loss of spiritual understanding has led us to countless human conflicts and suffering, but it has also led us to conflicts with the natural environment, to an illusion of not only being separate from but above nature, and of being its masters.
Having created a few interesting technologies has given us an unrealistic sense of superiority over all life, and the...
Did you know that there is a new book that identifies the 25 most important messages of the 9-installment Conversations with God series? It then offers practical suggestions on how to apply each message in every day life. Powerful and inspirational reading. To see the first seven chapters and hear a one chapter sample of the audio book, click here.
(This is Part X of an extended series on being part of the change, rather than simply observing the change, that is occurring on our planet right now.)
In the first ten installments here we have explored in depth the first step in becoming a spiritual helper. You can find those entries in the archives on the website. The second step in becoming a spiritual helper is to:
AGREE WITH OURSELVES ABOUT EACH OTHER
It is important that we come to a new and larger understanding about each other.We...
Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper is scheduled to be put to death on March 19 for his participation in the 1998 robbery and murder of recording studio owner David Alejandro. He was a teenager at the time of the crime. In an open letter to Hamilton Nolan at Gawker.com, Ray Jasper shares what he says “could be my last statement on earth.”
Jasper was first invited to communicate with Nolan as part of program “Letters from Death Row,” where all U.S. inmates with execution dates in the upcoming year were sent letters in an effort to give a voice to people who are sitting on death row, human beings who are not often heard and not often understood, to which Jasper responded. His first letter can be read here: First Letter from Ray Jasper.
Hamilton Nolan, Gawker.com, wrote back to Mr. Jasper, inviting...
Apologies to the rest of the world, but this is aimed more at the advertising industry in the United States and how they use the subconscious mind to brainwash Americans into believing that a.) there's something "wrong" with them, b.) they should be ashamed of what's "wrong" with them, c.) if they don't fix what's "wrong" with them they will never be happy and d.) that that advertiser has THE perfect fix for what "ails" them.
Make no mistake: the advertising industry is fully aware of what they are doing. They spend billions of dollars each year coming up with ads that send subtle messages to the subconscious mind. Have you noticed how, in the last 20 years, the pace of many commercials has gone from dialog to a head-spinning flash of images and words and music? The conscious mind is...
The end result of judgment is condemnation. Human beings feel the need to judge others as a means of justifying their own moral compass. I understand how deeply ingrained this process is in all of us. From the earliest age, we are taught this distorted truth. I am not entirely sure why we don’t trust the moral compasses of our individual children to be expressed and experimented with on their own, yet my eyes see that most of the time we do not.
I do wish, believe, and hope that as we evolve as a species we will begin to trust that our children are here on a soul journey of their own and they are fully capable of determining what their own belief system is.
Kahlil Gibran wrote:
“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for...
College, for the majority of students, is a time of opportunity wasted. After filling out their applications, they arrive to the university, and are literally granted with an incredible amount of opportunities at their fingertips. Any given student, during their time here, can make groundbreaking research, become a rising star in a fortune 500 company, and start an entire new way of life. But….most students don’t do this. And why? Because they get comfortable. They find a friend group, and they stick with it. They join an initial activity, and they don’t branch out. Why? Because it’s safe. Because it’s easy. Because it’s become their official standard identity.
So, for the gift of friends, staying exactly who you are may seem like a small price to pay. BUT…sometimes, if you want to grow, if you want to truly become more of...
My boyfriend can’t forgive me because for the first year we dated I never invited him to my apartment. I was embarrassed because his apartment is so much nicer than mine, so I was always making excuses not to have him over. He thinks it was because I was unfaithful and living with another guy but nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve tried to explain it to him but he’s still holding it against me. I love him so much and miss the good times we had together. How can I regain his trust?… Mandy
You’ve learned the hard way, I’m afraid, that relationships can’t prosper fully when one is intentionally withholding information from another. That said, if you’ve sincerely apologized and explained your reasons and he still won’t forgive you, it’s probably time you have a heart...
“Sometimes you open a door, and you are the only one
who can go through it.” —Mooji
There are very few reasons these days that I am inspired to leave the inner sanctuary of silence—to speak, to be with others, or even to write something that in any way expresses an objective opinion. For quite a while now I have been trying in myriad ways to gently explain to those I know and love why I am less available for even the most casual of gatherings…
When we come to a place where we no longer believe everything the man-made mind comes up with and genuinely feel that there is almost nothing worth speaking about unless it is spoken from one’s true home in the Heart, well—it can make for a more confusing and inconsistent exchange with those who still expect us to...
Life is a gift - a very true statement, in my opinion. Recently, I have experienced this, not just in living Life Itself, but in all of the things that happen from moment to moment and day to day. These little incidents are the gifts! And the gift of responsibility is probably the one that stands out the most.
Have you ever felt completely at peace with all the responsibility that you have? Seriously, take a moment and think about it. Do you think most people have gratitude for the daily responsibilities that they possess?
Recently, I have taken on the large responsibility of becoming a full-time, hands-on grandmother to my son's ten-month-old daughter. I am not raising her; however, because she and her mother have moved into my home, I am with her nearly every day. Although it is temporary, it...
DON'T MISS, IN THIS ISSUE...(click on the headline to link to it):.....If you could make only one more statement to the outside world before you died, what would it be?....Is "advertising" making us forget Who We Really Are?....AND...How you can do something now to slow down the Alzheimer's scourge.
You are in a place on the Internet where the Gentlest Revolution is now underway
have joined you in visiting this website, where you may engage in the conversation... right now.
The scientific journal Neurology has published a groundbreaking study that has rocked our community.
The study found that 500,000 people died in 2010 from causes attributable to Alzheimer's, six times more deaths from Alzheimer's than previously thought.
These findings place Alzheimer's almost on par with cancer deaths, yet Alzheimer's receives a mere fraction of the research funding dedicated to cancer ($550 million compared to $5.7...
Below is the third installment of a continuing series of entries from the CWG book Tomorrow’s God. If you have not yet read this text, and if you have even the slightest interest in your future and the future of your children and your grandchildren, you will find the ongoing postings...
Here, in 1,000 words, is all that the human race needs to know in order to live the life for which it has yearned and which, despite trying for thousands of years, it has yet to produce. Carry these messages...
Quote of the Day
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
WONDERING WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? DARE YOU TO READ THIS BOOK! The website you are currently visiting is a direct outgrowth of the writing in the book The Storm Before the Calm, in which you have been invited to co-author a New Cultural Story for Humanity as part of...
We believe that it is humanity’s cultural story that is causing humanity’s cultural crisis. We are inviting you, here in this space, to engage in a conversation (we call it The Conversation of the Century) about what kind of new story we could be telling our children, and each other, about life on Earth in every one of its expressions.
This invitation was sent to humanity...
Finally...All of it Explained in Simple Terms
Read this and you will understand everything you’ve ever needed to know.
The Divine Purpose is for Life to be used by Divinity to express Divinity...
TO ALL READERS: There is something quite remarkable happening in California's 33rd Congressional District. YOU have a chance to go to Washington, in the person of an individual who may very well be speaking just for you, saying just what you would say, voting just the way you would vote.
Jesse Ventura interviewed this person just a few days ago. This is a brief video interview you will not want to miss if you find the philosophy and the perspective of The New Spirituality even a little nourishing, and the idea of a New Politics even a little compelling.
Then, if it serves your personal agenda and is in harmony with your beliefs, go straight to www.marianneforcongress.com and do what you can to make this modern political miracle happen.
--- The Editors
There is an idea that has been going around the so-called New Thought community over the past couple of decades that to speak of anything, thereby “giving energy to it,” only serves to “make it bigger.” Therefore, this idea goes, humans should never talk about or “focus on” anything that they believe is not okay in our society, because they are only “spreading negativity” and ensuring that those conditions remain even more firmly in place.
We should only give voice to that which we wish to see expanded in its manifestation and enlarged in our experience, this line of thinking asserts, using as its basis the oft declared New Age principle that “we create our own reality” with the power of our thoughts, words, and deeds.
It is time to debunk this notion once and for all. Holding this idea as sacred can, in fact, be dangerous, by allowing detrimental or damaging aspects of our collectively created life to continue --- often...