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14 Mar 2002 @ 02:28, by Mark Smollin

When tragedy strikes the world on any scale it is an opportunity to change the forces that created the problem. Usually the aftermath is a direct example of matching negative energy – always accompanied by denial of any complicity or responsibility for conditions that bred such an event.

When tragedy strikes, it is the best time to be active and keep the tiller straight. If we have Lovesense as central human purpose the winds of change won’t blow us off course, and few would dare try to coup the majority voice. We suffer because we are cowards to die for the right to love.

I am a strong advocate of Universal Philosophy for this specific reason. Shouldn’t we have a good reason to die? How hard is it to agree on ethics of goodness? If we can agree in general terms, the pirates won’t be able to play their game, because no one will empower them to even begin the game. On the other hand, we are ruled by the pirates who run the dominant game, so we have to change the rules under duress and take back our right to build spiritual peace.

Every day we have the chance to do it better. Silence and by-standing will only propagate problems through endorsement, where it requires expression of the alternatives to achieve improvement. Yes it matters what we do at home and we should tend our own gardens, but we must also protect the divine system that provides freedom for all our individual variations of life.

I envision days when a person with a gun can’t belittle someone without one. A time when we will not empower acts of violence by defending the right to build and bear weapons; When we will have a personal sense of dignity that will not allow us to be blackmailed for a buck; When we will mob a mugger and cart him down to the police station; When we will refuse to participate in groups that intend selfish objectives at the expense of freedom of others; When we will prevent public servants from lying to us, keep the media from insulting out intelligence and advertisers from selling wares of poison to our children.

The moment by moment our troubles have been made and they can be reformed by making it better moment by moment.

Let us find the song, the voice, the transmission and let love ring out from every "mole hill in Mississippi to the mountains" of Tibet.


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14 Mar 2002 @ 12:03 by jazzolog : A Hopi Elder Speaks
"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader."
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, " This could be a good time! "

WISDOM OF THE ELDERS
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
WE ARE THE ONES WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.

Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation  



14 Mar 2002 @ 19:15 by mmmark : You Get Around
Richard - you get around real good - just like the old Native American philosophies. They are gold in my heart. The water feels warm and refreshing.  


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