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By Marianne Williamson

 Today is a day to cry for Israel. Today is a day to cry for the Palestinians. Today is a day to cry for all of us.
Today is a day of war.
War anywhere, at this point in our history, is an action that threatens peace everywhere. Particularly when it comes to the Middle East. From its spiritual significance to its political significance, it is humanity’s hot spot. It always has been and probably always will be. It’s where all the rivers of human perspective meet, to become either a cauldron of hatred or an ocean of love.
 
While it might be tempting to “take sides” between Israel and the Palestinians, spiritually there are no sides to be taken. God does not give us victory in battle but rather lifts us above the battlefield. As a generation, our moral imperative is to end war period, to somehow move beyond the idea that war is an acceptable means of solving problems. Anything less then that makes us attitudinal conspirators with a line of probability leading to nuclear catastrophe.
According to Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, humanity’s biggest problems cannot be solved; they must be outgrown. Our task is to create a field of consciousness in which the idea of war has dropped from the ethers.
So how do we outgrow war?
The first thing we do is to accept the possibility that the end of war is possible. In fact, in the words of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, “We must challenge the belief that war is inevitable.” We must embrace the possibility that a world without war could exist.
Secondly, we must mature beyond the belief that the thinking that got us into this mess is thinking can lead us out of it. “The problems of the world will not be solved on the level of thinking we were at when we created them,” wrote Einstein. We must realize that the mortal ego will not provide us with a solution to the existence of war, because it itself is the problem. Notions such as, “The Israelis have a right to defend themselves,” and “The Palestinians have taken so much abuse; what do you expect them to do?” are both insidious drivers of war masquerading as principled stands. They keep us attached to the very duality that is the root of separation and war.
On a spiritual level, our greatest service to both Israelis and Palestinians is to reach for a higher truth within our own minds. An essential principle of metaphysical reality is that all minds are joined; as any of us are drawn to higher thoughts, then all of us are drawn to higher thoughts. As we ourselves embrace a higher truth, we help create an anti-gravitational force field that lifts all minds above separation, hatred and war.
For all our talk about wanting to be the change, how many of us are siding now against one side or the other in the current Mid-East conflict? If you really want to help the situation there, ask God to remove from your heart any judgment you have against the Israelis or the Palestinians. Any thought of judgment you hold is like a gun that you yourself are firing.
The human race is evolving to the realization that what is happening on the level of consciousness both precedes and determines what happens in the world. War is just an effect, not a cause. With the power of our minds, we can move beyond the level of effect to the level of cause. There, and only there, can we wipe out what President Franklin Roosevelt called the “beginnings of all war.”
As Americans, we have a creed — a set of principles enshrined and institutionalized in our founding documents. First and foremost among them is that “all men are created equal.” Period. End of story. Don’t be lured into thinking that either Israelis or Palestinians have been either the perfect innocents or the perfect victims here; such thinking serves neither. The greatest gift you can give to both is to realize that on a spiritual level, Israelis and Palestinians are one. Their only true reality is the reality of whom they are in this moment, freed from any thoughts of the past.
Complexity is of the ego; do not linger there. Of course there is a complicated history, the struggle currently playing out in the Middle East, and that complicated history has significance and relevance for traditional political formulation. So leave that to the traditional politicians. Our task as seekers and purveyors of a higher human consciousness is to move beyond traditional political notions, to a holistic politics that embraces the relevance of psychological and spiritual realities to the political issues of our time. As students of Gandhi and Dr. King, we know that moving beyond the violence in our own hearts is essential if we are to be conduits for the creation of a world at peace. The truly new politics goes beyond mere “post-partisan” hand-shaking and collaboration among former rivals. It takes us to a new kind of thinking as a basis for the creation of a new kind of world.
Traditionalists can call us naïve all they want to. But anyone who thinks that human hatred can simply be bombed away…they are naïve. Anyone who thinks we can continue to tolerate violence on this planet at ever-increasing levels and have such conflagrations not lead to the ultimate cataclysm of nuclear catastrophe… they are naïve. Anyone who thinks that the narrowness of a rationalistic, mechanistic human perspective can lead us out of the hell which that perspective itself has created…they are naïve. And those who see prayer as merely “symbol, not substance”… they are naïve. Prayer is hardly just symbol; it is a mover of hearts, and thus a mover of mountains.
Mountains we now need desperately to move.
Through the grace of God we are not powerless; according to A Course in Miracles, moving mountains is small compared to what we can do. War is at heart a spiritual problem and it can only be eradicated with a spiritual solution….a solution that lies within all of us.
Martin Luther King Jr. said there is a power in our hearts more powerful than the power of bullets. He described Mahatma Gandhi as the first person in the world to take the love ethic of Jesus Christ and turn it into a broad scale social force for good. (To Gandhi himself, non-violence was not just the love ethic of Jesus, but rather the heart of all religion and the heart of reality itself.) On today’s geo-political landscape, we see hatred turned into a political force all around us; the politics of non-violence turns love into a political force. The question for any conscious human being, much less spiritual seeker, is, “How can I help do that?” Only the power in our hearts will be able to eradicate the idea of war, then the reality of war, from the experience of the human race.
According to Gandhi, the problem with the world was that humanity was not in its right mind. And arguably, we still are not. War, quite simply, is insane. For those of us who wish to be part of the solution to war – not part of the problem — it is time to change our own minds, to accept a healing of our own war-like thoughts, in order to create a new field of possibility. Whether dealing with the transformation of the individual or of the transformation of the world, only what is changed on the level of consciousness becomes a fundamental change in the conditions of the world.
For five minutes each day, be a spiritual activist.
You probably already know what to do. Turn off the TV; neither CNN, MSNBC or FOX know the news. They only know data.
Turn off the bright lights. Put down the newspaper. And go within.
However you do it, turn your attention to the God of your understanding. Surrender your own hatred, give over your own wars, and ask that this year you be lifted above the violence that still lives inside your heart.
With your eyes closed, see on one side of your inner vision the Israeli people. See their physicality, their mannerisms, as you recognize them on the material plane. Now see a light within their hearts, and slowly watch that light expand, extending beyond the confines of their bodies. See the bodies begin to fade before the greater light of their eternal selves.
Now with your inner eye look to the other side of your inner vision, and see there the Palestinian people. See their physicality, their mannerisms, as you recognize them on the material plane. Now see a light within their hearts, and slowly watch that light expand, extending beyond the confines of their bodies. See the bodies begin to fade before the greater light of their eternal selves.
Now using your inner eye – your greatest source of power – bear witness to what happens as the inner light of the Israelis begins to merge with the inner light of the Palestinians. Bear witness to the merging of their spiritual selves. Simply watch and focus, for what you focus on grows stronger.
You are bearing witness now to a higher truth, thus using the power of your mind to draw a heavenly truth into material manifestation. In the presence of higher thought forms, lower ones fall of their own dead weight. In the presence of light, darkness disappears. In the presence of eternal truth, temporal lies begin to fall away.

In the words of Dr. King, “No lie can last forever.” The idea that the Israeli and Palestinian people are truly separate, or have separate needs, is simply a lie of the mortal mind. Spiritually, we are all one. Israelis and Palestinians were created by the same God; in Him they are equal and they are joined eternally. Only thought forms have separated them. Thought forms of guilt and separation have been handed down to children born innocent of such lies, generation after generation; those are the true enemy here, not either group of people.

As any of us move beyond the fear-based thought forms of separation and guilt to the truth of our eternal oneness, it becomes easier for everyone else to do so as well. Let’s give up the way-too-easy, so-American way of chiding either Israelis or Palestinians for their difficulty in forgiving the past. What both peoples have endured is almost unimaginable, and only the truly sainted among us should even for a minute consider judging either side.
We don’t have to; and when in our own right minds, we don’t want to.
Use the power of your mind to create a new possibility… a miracle in the Middle East.
As the poet Rumi wrote so eloquently, “Out beyond all ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” So go there now. Such thoughts are not just poetry, or even symbol, any longer. In the world that’s being born, they’re the stuff of a new politics.
No more simply asking, “But what can I do?” Go even further, to “What can I think? What can I pray for? What can I meditate on?” Pray for the removal of all walls that separate any of us from any of us, not only on our earth but also in our minds. Pray for the removal of the guns that still fire within your own mind as you accuse or withhold your forgiveness from anyone. And pray that at this perilous hour, those of us whose lives have not been touched by the horrors of war can be of service to those whose lives have been.
Dear God, please deliver them.
And dear God , deliver us all.

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Celebrating 800 Years of Buddhist Legacy
First Annual Drukpa Council (“ADC”)
April 6-15, 2009

 About ADC

The Drukpa Lineage or Lineage of the Dragons has the legacy of guiding countless beings on the path of Dharma and ultimate enlightenment for more than 800 years.

Yet with the passage of time, several important teachings and traditions of the lineage, such as the Yogini tradition within the Drukpa Lineage have been lost. The teachings of the three mad yogis: i.e. Tsangnyon Heruka (1452–1507), Druknyon Kunga Legpa (also known as Drukpa Kunleg, 1455–1529) and Unyon Kunga Sangpo (1458–1532) are almost disappearing. Many Drukpa followers neither know much about the Three Divine Madmen nor about other enlightened masters of the Drukpa Lineage such as Gyalwa Yangonpa (1213–1258) and Gyalwa Lorepa (1187–1250), even many of the monks and nuns do not know their biographies. His Holiness said in one of the commitee meetings that “We, the holders and followers of the glorious Drukpa Lineage, have the great responsibility of preserving and ensuring that this spiritually rich lineage continues to flourish, internally by upholding the sacred practices and externally through Live to Love activities.”

The various enlightened masters and various monastic bodies seldom had the opportunity to work together to promote the lineage due to lack of proper communication among the different masters and various monasteries and nunneries.

Each year, ADC will be organized by and taking place at the different monasteries within the Drukpa Lineage. This year, the First ADC, will be taking place in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Druk Amitabha Mountain, near the holy Swayambhunath Stupa.

 It is with great pleasure for the ADC Organizing and Working Committee to announce that the first of the much awaited annual event for the Drukpa Lineage will be taking place between 6th and 15th April 2009 on Druk Amitabha Mountain in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A brainchild of His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage, ADC aims to provide a platform for building and nourishing inter-group relationships within the Drukpa Lineage as well as to introduce and share the richness of its spiritual legacy with others. It will also provide an annual gathering for the Masters and the followers of the Drukpa Lineage to meet once a year, thus providing opportunity to receive teaching, empowerment, oral transmission, from accomplished Dragon masters of Tibet, Bhutan, India and Nepal.

Aims & Objectives

The Annual Drukpa Council (ADC) would be a yearly event for the Masters and followers of the Drukpa Lineage to come together, exchange views and spiritual knowledge. Both the experienced Rinpoches and the young of the Drukpa Lineage will be requested to give teachings and share their wisdom and experience during the ADC.

ADC aims to provide a platform for building and nourishing of multi-lateral and inter–group relationships within the Drukpa Lineage as well as introducing the richness of its spiritual heritage to others. It will provide an annual gathering for the followers of the Drukpa Lineage to meet once a year, thus nourishing a firm bond and strengthening the relationship among the individuals and groups within the Drukpa Sangha.

ADC will include not only traditional rituals and practices, but also open discussions and exchange of views regarding the practical use of spirituality to resolve today’s difficulties. It should also function as a forum to increase our ability to work more productively together in a harmonious way.

One of the key driving forces of the ADC is to promote Live to Love which is the practical aspect of inculcating loving–kindness and compassion in the world today.

His Holiness said that besides sitting on the cushions and meditating, we should also be thinking about practicing Live to Love. Compassion has to be cultivated and developed, but love is the action that needs to be carried out as a support to our daily practice.

Live to Love activities in different corners of the world will help to promote the spiritual idealism of the 800–year–old Drukpa Lineage and make it a living tradition that suits the rhythm of contemporary lifestyle. Followers and practitioners who are taking responsibility in a Live to Love project as an individual or group should get all the support needed to run their projects as their own responsibility for the benefit of all beings.   http://www.drukpacouncil.org/

 

(Please note that this workshop is taking place in the San Francisco Bay area. Kindly let me know where you live and if you prefer to receive notices only about events in the your area, anywhere in the country – or none at all.)


COMING HOME TO OUR BODIES

A WORKSHOP ON HEALING SEXUAL WOUNDS

MARCH 27-30, 2009

It is impossible to exaggerate the power a parent has over a child. Tragically and frequently this power is abused – often by turning the child into a sexual object. In order to survive in the family the child must forget this abuse almost as soon as it happens – even when it occurs over and over again.

But as with everything that happens to the body there is no real forgetting. The energy of the abuse is secretly carried into adult life. It finds expression in drinking, overeating, insomnia, back pain, anxiety, depression and a wide variety of obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior. It also manifests in urinary tract infections, colitis and in the most extreme cases heart disease, joint degeneration  and cancer.

No matter what subject I address in my healing workshops sexual wounding comes up over and over again as a core issue that people are both afraid to look at and desperately in need of waking up. Because of this I’ve decided to offer an extended workshop to create the necessary safety for people to begin healing their sexual wounds.

In this workshop you will:

Discover the triggers that cause you to leave your body and open it to injury and disease.

Find out the true fears behind obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior.

Gain the courage to see your family dynamics and your own survival strategies in the family system clearly.

Reclaim your body and full ownership of your sexual vitality.

When: March 27 – 30,  2008, 10am – 5pm
Where: Marin County, California
Cost: $500; early registration by February 1st $450
To register or for more information: call 415 256-2528 or email jamtoday@juliemotz.com

JULIE MOTZ is an internationally known healer who became aware of the high incidence of childhood sexual abuse in heart disease and cancer patients while she was doing healing work in surgery. She has lectured at Stanford, Columbia and Dartmouth medical schools, taught at Esalen, Omega and Kripalu and been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Prevention, the Utne Reader and Psychology Today as well as on “Dateline”, CNN and the ABC NIghtly News. Her book Hands of Life ( http://www.spiritsite.com/writing/julmot/) has been translated into four languagues.

“Top 10 Ideas for American.” Let us join the collective energy of the NVC Network! — MBR

“Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.”- President-Elect Barack Obama

Nonviolent Communication shows us how to make empathic connection with what’s alive in the other person and what would make life more wonderful for them. Empathic connection has a very specific meaning and purpose. Empathy, of course, is a special kind of understanding. It‘s not an understanding of the head where we just mentally understand what another person says. It’s something far deeper and more precious than that.

Out of the spirit of celebration we’ll have the energy to do whatever it takes to bring about social change.

I invite you to click here or on the link below adding your vote to a national campaign to present “Bridging the Empathy Gap — Yes we can!” to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 as a “Top 10 Ideas for American.” Let us join the collective energy of the NVC Network.

Warmly,

Marshall B. Rosenberg

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/bridging_the_empathy_gap_-_yes_we_can

Today is the last day to vote on the first round. Stay tuned for second round voting, as we currently are in first place, and we want to stay there.

For more information about this project see this page.

 

 

 

 

Freedom Man on Mountain

Our New Year’s Gift to You! 

 
New Beginnings:

Cleansing Your Mind, Body, & Spirit

LIVE Nightly conference calls January 2-9, 2009

9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT, 7:00pm MT, 6:00pm PT

(If you are unable to make all calls register regardless and you will be able to download the recorded calls. Additionally, you will be entered into drawings for FREE Journey CDs and FREE Journey Intensive Workshops!)

These one-hour, nightly calls are will support you in making a conscious shift from any unhealthy physical and emotional belief, vow, and behavior to move toward a more supportive and joyful, healthy way of “being-ness” in all areas of your life!

Join us, listen to your own body and dive in deep!
 
Register once and attend as many calls as you like; they will all be recorded and you can download them to use time and time again. We also suggest you find a buddy to share this experience with; you can hold each other accountable to your intentions and support one another along the way.
 
  • Nightly topics
  • Presenters
  • Presenter bios and Journey stories

OR

Don’t need details – ready to register? Click here. (It’s FREE!)

 

We Need Your Help!

Please help us spread the word about this amazing, FREE event using the Forward eMail link below or by crafting your own email and cutting & pasting in this link:  
 
 
Even if they can not attend these live calls, just by registering they will have access to download a recording of all eight calls (and so will you if you register!)
Thanks for helping us make The Journey a house-hold name in 2009! It matters!
 
 
 

 

Join Skip Lackey as he hosts Brandon Bays and Kevin Billett (founders of The Journey) and the North American Journey office team on a series of nightly calls to support you in creating and living an authentic, joy-filled life in 2009 and beyond!

Freedom Man on Mountain 

 

730 Front Street
Louisville, Colorado 80027
Evolution Unlimited

 
 
 

We are cordially inviting you to join with us on the 1St

of January 2009 at 11.00 am for the blessing of new year and

Buddha Puja program.

!!!!!!!!! All are welcome !!!!!!!!!

Program

 

11.00 am Buddha Puja and Pirith Chanting 

12.30 am Offering Lunch for devotees

Sri Rathana International Buddhist Center

806 N. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90029

Tel: (323) 663- 0282

Finally back in Los Angeles! If you don’t have plans for New Years just yet and into yoga/sacred music… I will be playing keys with Dave Stringer in Venice (www.davestringer.com) on New Years in Venice. I recommend this chant as the chant of chants for New Years. It’s a beautiful, devotional and peaceful way to bring in a New Year. Tickets are definitely available and no one will be turned away.  If you have a problem accessing the website for more information, it’s being worked on. Feel free to contact me or Dave if you have that info.

 

DAVE STRINGER & KIRTAN BAND
Sacred Music
LOS ANGELES / VENICE, CA
Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 PM – Midnight
W/meditation after Midnight
New Years Eve Kirtan
Blankenship Ballet
132 Brooks Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
http://www.davestringer.com
http://www.cityyoga.com

There is nothing like bringing in a new year with good positive unconditionally loving energy. Don’t get drunk. Save getting drunk for the following weekend. 😉

With Great Respect and Gratitude and Love

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Michael Mollura

 

 

Freedom Man on Mountain

Our New Year’s Gift to You! 

 
New Beginnings:

Cleansing Your Mind, Body, & Spirit

LIVE Nightly tele-bridge calls January 2-9, 2009

9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT, 7:00pm MT, 6:00pm PT

(If you are unable to make all calls register regardless and you will be able to download the recorded calls. Additionally, you will be entered into drawings for FREE Journey CDs and FREE Journey Intensive Workshops.)

 

These one-hour, nightly calls are will support you in making a conscious shift from any unhealthy physical and emotional belief, vow, and behavior to move toward a more supportive and joyful, healthy way of “being-ness” in all areas of your life!

Join us, listen to your own body and dive in deep!
 
Register once and attend as many calls as you like; they will all be recorded and you can download them to use time and time again. We also suggest you find a buddy to share this experience with; you can hold each other accountable to your intentions and support one another along the way.
 
  • Nightly topics
  • Presenters
  • Presenter bios and Journey stories

OR

Don’t need details – ready to register? Click here. (It’s FREE!)

 

We Need Your Help!

Please help us spread the word about this amazing, FREE event using the Forward eMail link below or by crafting your own email and cutting & pasting in this link:  
 
 
Even if they can not attend these live calls, just by registering they will have access to download a recording of all eight calls (and so will you if you register!)
Thanks for helping us make The Journey a house-hold name in 2009! It matters!
 
 
 

 

Join Skip Lackey as he hosts Brandon Bays and Kevin Billett (founders of The Journey) and the North American Journey office team on a series of nightly calls to support you in creating and living an authentic, joy-filled life in 2009 and beyond!

Freedom Man on Mountain 

 

730 Front Street
Louisville, Colorado 80027
Evolution Unlimited

 
 

Daily Quote

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

-Buddha