Orgasmic Vancouver - Category: Inspiration    
 Steven Wright Witticisms5 comments
category picture28 Jan 2005 @ 22:46

1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize .

2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.

3 - Half the people you know are below average.

4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5 - 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign ! of a bad memory.

8 - If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

9 - All those who believe in psycho-kinesis, raise my hand.

10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.

12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?

13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?

14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked

something.

15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

18 - Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.

19 - I intend to live forever -- so far, so good.

20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your

horn louder."

24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is

research.

30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.

33 - Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.  More >

 Aluna Joy6 comments
category picture23 Jan 2005 @ 23:56
This is the latest message from - Aluna Joy Yaxk'in - [link]

She gives assurance that the everything is unfolding according to plan and maybe even a little ahead of schedule. Nuclear war would put too much of a crimp in the plan and it will not be allowed to happen. The main thing for everybody to do right now is to expect stepping into a new world, a higher spiritual level right here on the material plane, and for the light to reveal divine justice. Above all not to be afraid because fear is what the dark forces require now more than ever in this last frantic dying effort to hold on to their power and domination and which they will be unable to do. Don't try to fight the dark, simply stay unafraid and out of their way, and rejoice in the fact that a new world is about to begin where one can align with society without betraying the soul.

This was close to Matthews latest message and that we could expect to see great things happen as early as this June. Matthew said this current presedincy will be the shortest on record. However that works out, it could be out of the frying pan and into the fire with Dick Cheney, but the truth will be exposed and once that happens we will all be able to move on into the future.

Aluna Joys latest report follows.  More >

 New Dawn Magazine5 comments
picture16 Nov 2004 @ 07:14
New Dawn Magazine lists itself as a journal of alternative news & information: for a new consciousness, a new humanity, a new era!

It has a 190 articles on the site under the following categories:

• New World Order • Ancient Egypt
• Mind Control • UFO/Alien Phenomenon
• Looking into the Future • Esoteric/Metaphysics
• Behind the News • Mysteries
• Big Brother • Health
• Political / Economics • Middle East
• Ancient Civilisation • Miscellaneous

Now I haven't checked out all of these, but they do sound like the type of thing that might interest some of the people that hang out here at NCN. :-)  More >

 Thankful for Tapestry0 comments
category picture28 Jun 2004 @ 23:24

The Tapestry is a program exploring faith and spirit that airs on Sunday afternoons and is hosted by Mary Hynes. It is an hour of inspiration.

On the June 27th program Harold Kushner was interviewed on latest book The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-Third Psalm. Although I haven't read the book I was very impressed by the interview and I will be keeping an eye open for it in the second hand book stores.

The 23rd Psalms is the shortest book in the bible, in HEBREW 57 words, and is also the most well known. Kushner said the Psalm is not literate, but poetry, and poetry is that which is lost in translation. Each of the fifteen lines is explained in a seperate chapter of his book.

This a story of a journey through the valley of the shadow of death, which is life. God's purpose is not to punish people for any transgressions, nor to prevent bad things from happening to those that are true believers, but rather to be there to comfort people and let them know that they are not alone. The world isn't fair, and not everything has a reason; stuff happens. Kushner explains that he stopped trying to justify or provide an explanation to people that have suffered a tragedy and simply made himself available as a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold.

Two of the greatest gifts that God has given us is resiliency and memory. These are two things that cannot be taken from us. Resiliency is what enables to recover from the shock and trauma of life's stress. Memory is what allows us to keep the lessons learned without having to relive the pain that it took to learn them, and also to relive the joy past their physical experience. Above all, resiliency and memory enable us in hindsight to see life as having been worth living regardless of what happens.

Life involves the experience of passing through the valley of the shadow of death, and then emerging out the other side. This is something that each of us has to do for ourselves, it is not something that is done to us, but at the same time it isn't something that we need to do alone. (This is where I had an insight that a relationship is reciprocal, and just as we have faith in God, God has faith in our ability to make it through this journey called life)

Gratitude is the fundamental feeling of religion. We should be grateful for what we get, and not suffer envy for what others have. What we get is a gift from God and we shouldn't show disrespect of this gift by wishing for more. (Kushner talked quite a bit about this but it started blending in with my inner thoughts and I will save those for a seperate article)

Kushner also talked about the meaning of the anointed as the feeling of being special, and that when you receive this gift from God you want to pass it on and make those around you feel special. This process is the potential within each and everyone of us to cultivate the inner Messiah. He mentioned that there are other theologians just as Harvey Cox from the Christian persuasion that are talking about this as an idea whose time has come.

Throughout this interview I noticed a subtle shift from being saved to being healed. Of how wisdom is something that we learn rather than being something that is given to us. And how all of this requires effort and commitment on our part which makes it different from the quick fixes which we have become accustomed to.

Harold Kushner is the Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick MA. He is also a well known author and this book is among the top ten best selling religious books of the past year. This makes me feel that there are many others that found his message as heart warming as I did, and for this I am very grateful. In my experience it has been the Rabbis that have been the carriers of the wisdom and values of the Jewish people, and I think we all would benifit by listening to them rather than the politicians. The Rabbis are backed with thousands of years of tradition and that is yet another thing for which I'm grateful.

 Luna the Killer Whale1 comment
category picture18 Jun 2004 @ 23:45

That last few days Luna has been a feature celebrity on the local news. Luna is an extremely friendly Killer Whale that broke away from it's pod about three years ago and settled in close to the little town of Gold-River on Vancouver Island. Luna has developed a strong attachment for humans and insists on being the center of attraction, and loves to rub up against boats, jump and frolic, have his back scratched, the kind of thing you would expect from an aquarium act but Luna is a natural. Luna is also very intelligent and has learned how to safely disable the rudders on boats so they can only go around in circles and not leave.


Canadian fisheries has a plan to relocate Luna to it's pod. They have allocated a half million dollars to build a holding pen and arrange for transport with a crane lift, etc. The problem is that the natives from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation believe that Luna is the spirit of their departed chief who made a deathbed wish to reside in an Orca and a week later Luna showed up. So today they were trying to lure Luna back to the pod, and away from the fisheries holding pen, by escorting canoes full of tribe members chanting ceremonial singing, and luring with chocalate bars, which it appears Luna is particularly fond of. (like who doesn't like chocalate). The chief said they wanted to let Luna return in a natural way, and it didn't take no half million dollars, not to mention the potential trama that the government had planned.


The story is in progress and a Google New's search on Luna + Gold-River turned up over 300 hits and new stories are coming in all the time. I tell ya, this one is a real emotional roller coaster ride and it just keeps better all the time.


There are lots of great pictures of this as well. Yesterday I noticed the Vancouver Province had a full page color photo on the front page, and there are a few local sites that have entire photo albums.


I remember it was just about the same time that Luna showed up that James Tyman, who works with the indigo kids and the emissaries of light, said that Earth was being forced to make a choice between war or peace, and if the whales and dolphins went into hiding then the collective wish was war but if they were in sight and playfull then it was a positive sign. Vancouver is very solidly in the peace camp.


More updates to follow.  More >



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