Does humanity have the courage to meet its biggest challenge? Do you?
Amidst all that the world's people and their leaders have said following his death, is humanity praising Nelson Mandela to high heaven without listening to a word he said?
It is not necessary to agree with everything that a leader asserts, but can the world acknowledge even the smallest portion of what Mr. Mandela sought to bring to our attention --- and to solve? Or are we going to honor the man while ignoring all that he pointed out to us?
One of his greatest struggles was against the economic inequality that produces rampant poverty. Do most people agree with what he had to say on this subject?
“Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times --- times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation --- that they have to rank alongside...
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 IV of an extended series on being part of the change, rather than simply observing the change, that is occurring on our planet right now.)
When I was a kid my father used to ask me the same question over and over again. I heard it so often that I can still hear it to this day, his voice ringing in my ear. Over and over, from the time I was six until the time I was 16 (after...
We protest mightily to any possibility of our lives being spied upon, traced, monitored, and kept track of. We want our whereabouts to be kept private and our comings and goings to be off the grid. For many, imagining that the government, big brother, or any other external entity has the ability to observe our every move is a chilling prospect.
So it is puzzling to me why the same doesn’t always hold true when it comes to what we tell our children.
“You better watch out.
You better not cry.
You better not pout.
I'm telling you why,
Santa Claus is coming to town.
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!”
Yes, these are the lyrics to a well-known Christmas tune, one which is being sung over and over and over again...
Recently, there was a stabbing in a high school cafeteria in Texas.
Because of a shoulder bump...really? Was that really the cause? Maybe for them it was, but I am looking for a different discussion here. I'm looking for the discussion that looks for cause, because I believe it is only from that discussion we can truly move into doing something about what we discover.
Have you ever paid attention to the young people in your world? Yes, you may say, you love your children. But do you really look at any others?
It is my observation that the young people in my neighborhood are virtual ghosts to adults. We do not look them in the eye. We do not speak to them. What we will do is automatically think ill of them. The Black and Hispanic kids are gang members, of course. ...
Thoughts are creative.
“Does this mean all of our thoughts? Every single thing we think, every minute, all day long?
No. And it is important to understand this. Otherwise we’ll wind up making our-selves crazy, trying to monitor every single thought that runs through our mind.
And that is an interesting phrase: “runs through.” If a thought “runs through” your Mind, it does just that. It runs through.
MOST thoughts DO that. They run through our mind like water through a sieve. Such thoughts have very little creative power. They’re moving through our Mind too quickly to build up enough energy to impact physicality.
It is only those thoughts that stick in our Mind that have power. What gives our thoughts power is the repeated thinking of them.
This places energy upon energy, building it up until it really MATTERS. That is: energy becomes physical matter.
The first of December. ‘Tis the season for college and high school realizing that they might just survive first semester. As this is truly a great accomplishment, I congratulate all of you for bringing more light and awareness into the world.
But, with the end of the term, and the beginning of another, it’s time for a moment of reflection. To see where you are at, and where you desire to be.
So now, looking back at your first semester, think to yourself:
“Do I like what I see in my life???”
If the answer is NO, then be comforted by one thought alone:
You, right now, completely have the ability to change that answer to a YES.
On some level, whether it be the conscious, sub-conscious, or unconscious, you have manifested everything that has come into your life. Your friends, your...
At your suggestion I have started doing Neale’s “How To Have Your Own Conversation With God” process on CWG TV. Today was my third CWG and it continues to be of tremendous help. I am still working on going deeper, but even now it is so good to go there, if that makes sense.
When I first went to CWG TV the other day, I watched Neale’s introductory video, where he talks about re-contextualization. I immediately put it to use in regard to my ex-husband because I have continued to go on believing that somehow I just didn’t measure up to him, that I was somehow an inferior person and he wanted to move on to someone better than me. I have been divorced for over a decade, so this is kind of embarrassing to admit, but it’s true.
Well, the truth...
There’s a beautiful inaccuracy I’ve been shown over and over again in the last year: how we assume we can know another human being simply through the few, or many interactions we’ve had with them over a few or many years.
For example, people believe that they know my husband, perhaps through his work, or his parenting, or his friendship, or by how many successes or failures he’s acquired over a lifetime of near seventy years of being human.
But they can’t possibly know who this same person is at the level of Pillow Talk. No amount of interviews, or long, close talks with friends, can reveal the kind of person who is so sacredly revealed to me when we are alone, held in the safety and sanctity of romantic relationship.
The other day I wondered, What would it be like if, instead...
My animal survival instinct and my human ego tell me that my life (and the safety of my family) is more important than yours - but my soul tells me that it is not.
There, I've said it. Is that raw enough? Doesn't that really sum up the reason that we consider going to war? That we kill each other in the streets? That we continue to fight over food, economic policies…over anything?
If you have read my previous articles, you know I usually approach parenting as it pertains to my young daughter. Well, during the recent crisis in Syria, I have had many discussions with my spiritual, peace-loving, twenty-year-old nephew. One struck me as odd and we played it out until the wee hours of the morning. He, like me and so many spiritual people, has been praying intently for a...
DON'T MISS, IN THIS ISSUE...(click on the headline to link to it):.....Two New Chapters to read in The Storm Before the Calm...Is Pope Francis a breath of fresh air?.....AND, have you actually read 1,000 Words That Will Change the World?
On another note, the forward-looking CWG book Tomorrow's God is being posted here, chapter by chapter. You won't find a more exciting spiritual book --- and...
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.
If you are looking for not only a “good read,” but an invigorating and inspiring take on the spiritual/political/economic issues of our day, do not miss the just-released book from my wonderful friend Matthew Fox, Letters to Pope Francis.
The Rev. Mr. Fox (he was once a Catholic priest, but was expelled from the church and became an Episcopalian priest) suggests...
Below is the second 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
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes
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 a global Movement. That book is now being posted here, one chapter...
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...
IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!
JUST REMEMBER THAT
Every event and circumstance on Earth is jointly produced, placed into the collective reality as a collaborative creation of The Collective Itself. And the tragedy is that The Collective does not know this—or, worse yet, does know this, and merely acts as if it does not.
The result of this is that most people wind up turning to God at the wrong time….usually after, rather than before, events have taken place or circumstances have been created.
This is because most people do not know who they truly are, nor do they have an accurate understanding of what their relationship with God is.
Thus, people think that most of them are at the effect of events and conditions such as conflict and war, financial collapse, political upheaval, violence and killing. They believe that it is the tiny few who are in power who are creating them, and the masses are left to only endure them. And when it comes to so-called Acts of Nature, even the powerful few are thought to be at the effect of life.
Where it’s an act of Man or of Nature, our species is very clear: It’s not our fault. We had nothing to do with it.
No human behavior has anything to do with global warming (which half the planet continues to deny is even occurring), earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes, raging wildfires, torrential rains, or tsunamis—or the increase in disease among the Earth’s people, such as the growing cancer rate, or the increase in early heart attacks, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.
No human behavior has anything to do with the dying off of the bees (which, if it continues, is going to have a disastrous effect on pollination worldwide, and then on global food crops), or the increasing toxicity of our drinking water, or the fact that tests show that hamburgers from fast food chains rarely contain more than 15% real meat (and in some tests have been shown to contain only 2% actual meat), or the fact that more than 650 children die every hour on this planet because of starvation.
When an entire culture refuses to believe that it has anything to do with what is occurring, it cannot do anything about what is occurring.
This, in 25 words, is a summation of the present reality on Planet Earth.