Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Touching the Source

I've just read The Myth of The Great Ending by Joseph M. Felser, PhD (see my LinkedIn review) and, aside from the book itself being a must-read for anyone wondering whether the Rapture might yet be at hand, Felser cites some amazing material from Robert Monroe (founder of the Monroe Institute), whose work I'll read next.

Here's Monroe's description of a holographic, telepathic communication from Source, that Felser calls "a nearly indescribable and emotionally wrenching voyage to the very center of universal intelligence". Though it must have been virtually impossible to step the experience down into language, this poetic transmission resonates in me as "YES":

There is no beginning, there is no end,
  There is only change.
There is no teacher, there is no student,
  There is only remembering.
There is no good, there is no evil,
  There is only expression.
There is no union, there is no sharing,
  There is only one.
There is no joy, there is no sadness,
  There is only love.
There is no greater, there is no lesser,
  There is only balance.
There is no stasis, there is no entropy,
  There is only motion.
There is no wakefulness, there is no sleep,
  There is only being.
There is no limit, there is no chance,
  There is only a plan.

~ from Ultimate Journey

Friday, May 27, 2011

Breakdown, Breakthrough

A poem I wrote during my prolific high school literary period just tumbled into consciousness as an ideal reflection for these tumultuous times. If you're feeling what these words express, know that the breakthrough awaits. I'll speak to this in my June newsletter.


When silver smiles turn to brass
And bronze gods start to rust
A tenuous hold on sanity
Begins to disintegrate.

That's when you realize
Milky Way is merely a candy bar
And you feel yourself







Into a corner of your mind where

Are the gold fillings
in your teeth.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to Retrain Your Brain

In today's nanosecond business climate, thinking outside the box is too small. Instead, try thinking outside your brain. How's that again?

We use our left brain—the logical, linear, analytical mode—for business most of the time. Yet it's the right brain—the creative, intuitive, emotional side—that can actually help boost your business dramatically … if you allow it the freedom to guide your thoughts and actions when your left brain is saying, "but that's a waste of time!"

Here are 8 mental expansion exercises to catalyze your own brain-retraining ideas. READ THE REST!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Stand! Mother's Day Message for World Peace

This Sunday the United States celebrates Mother's Day, a holiday that was originally not a Hallmark occasion, but a call for women to put an end to war. Poet, author and activist Julia Ward Howe first championed a Mother's Peace Day in 1870. In her Mother's Day Proclamation, she exhorted, "Arise, then, women of this day! 
Arise all women who have hearts … solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
 whereby the great human family can live in peace..."

More than a century hence, women everywhere are heeding the call, via StandingWomen.org. Since 2007, this group has sent out a call for people to join hands and hearts for five minutes of silence on Mother's Day, in service to planetary peace. The global events were catalyzed by The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering, a children's story about two grandmothers whose vigil sparked an international movement.

As we awaken to our responsibility ("the ability to respond") to our Mother, and the beneficent power we can unleash, what shines through is:

It doesn't take slogans and permits. It doesn't take anger or weapons. It takes a village — and a vision. We have, and are, both. We are the ones we've been waiting for. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I have a dream that one day this nation will wise up…" Let the global upwising begin!