Monthly Archive: May 2005

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable.
– U.S. historian Howard Zinn, 1993

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Our
world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every
one of us is a part of this jewel—and, in the perspective of infinity,
our differences are infinitesimal. We are intimately related. May we
never even pretend that we are not.

– Fred Rogers (“MisterRogers”)

Moss & Kayla

Vibration No 3

From the beginning, you will need to keep your social contacts, because
you are somewhat afraid of intimacy. You like to share shows and
activities with a big group of friends.

A changeable relationship, with peaks and troughs. But basically, you
need to be together because you do not fancy loneliness. Love is very
important to you both and if your ideals and projects are harmonic, you
can have a great bond.

The most important thing is that you hold your grip on a deeper sense
of reality and you don’t get carried away by the idea of an idyllic
romance, because you may have to endure disappointments and moments of
nothingness.

Sexual energy between you is open and very intense, although you are
likely to talk a lot about sex and not really put it into practice. You
must learn not to drift apart and walk through life together.

The War Prayer
by Mark Twain

O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle — be Thou near them! With them — in spirit — we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it — for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.

[*After a pause.*]
Ye have prayed it; if ye still desire it, speak! The messenger of the Most High waits!

You Were Actually Born Under:
You Should Have Been Born Under:
You
are totally loyal, faithful, and honest.However, you don’t trust others
to be as ethical as you are!Straight forward and direct, you really
aren’t one for small talk.You are a great listener – and an agreeable
companion when you’re in a good mood!You are most compatible with a
Tiger or Horse.

Not sure I agree with this one, but…

Your Birthdate: December 4
Being born on the 4th day of the month should help make you a better manager and organizer. You may be more responsible and self-disciplined than you realize. Sincere and honest, you are a serious and hard working individual. Your feelings are likely to seem somewhat repressed at times. The number 4 has something of an inhibiting effect on your ability to show and express affections, as feeling are very closely regulated and controlled. You are apt to be much more practical, rational, and conscious of details. There is a good deal of rigidity and stubbornness associated with the number 4.

You Are 24 Years Old
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Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

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You are green.  Perhaps one of the most balanced of all the
colors.  By balanced, I mean balanced in both bad and good
parts.  Let me elaborate:

You’re a natural, and somewhat superficial person.  You’re
extremely generous, but, to add to the confusion, you’re frugal and
stingy. You’re a forgiving, but jealous person.  You’re
imaginative, but still logical.  At sometimes, you’re a complete
neat-freak, and other times, you’re a total slob.  You’re very
stable, but undependable.  But onto the other traits that are
associated with this color…  You’re a stubborn person, simply
put. 

Do you believe in Feng Shui?  Green is closely related to the
thought of having a balanced environment, you know.  When in a bad
situation, you’re painfully pessimistic, and when you’re in a good
situation, you’re extremely optimistic.  A fairly outgoing and
amused person, you enjoy talking to people, and hearing their thoughts
on different things.  As a plus, when people hang around you, it
seems like time passes by all the more quickly.

What color are you? (Amazingly detailed & accurate–with pics!)
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You Let The Devil Leave His Bags

You got out of a bad relationship because it was bad,
but you are still resentful, and angry
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You got out of financial debt,
but you still can’t control the desire to spend on frivolous things
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You got out of a bad habit or addiction,
but you still long to try it just one more time
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You said, “I forgive you,”
but you can’t seem to forget and have peace with that person
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You told your unequally yoked mate that it was over,
but you still continue to call
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You got out of that horribly oppressive job,
but you’re still trying to sabotage the company after you’ve left
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You cut off the affair with that married man/woman,
but you still lust after him/her
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You
broke off your relationship with that hurtful, abusive person,
but you
are suspicious and distrusting of every new person you meet
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

You
decided to let go of the past hurts from growing up in an unstable
family environment,
yet you believe you are unworthy of love from
others and you refuse to get attached to anyone
(you let the Devil leave his bags)

When you put the Devil out, please make sure he takes his bags.

Happiness keeps you sweet,
Trials keep you strong,
Sorrows keep you human,
Failures keep you humble,
Success keeps you glowing,
But only God keeps you going!

Author Unknown

“I write what I write to find a way home. ‘Home’ in this sense is what one wants. It is what one wants to be. In one context it is love; in another, truth. It can twist itself about and simply be an other-place; a place any time away from here. A way home can be a long way or a very short way. Sometimes it is a long way of finding out what the short way is. Home is also what one believes, and those very other things, what one believed and what one is coming to believe now, for later. So I write long stories and short stories and angry stories and funny ones so that they can be homes for me, that I had, that I have, that I wish.”

– Theodore Sturgeon, from the “About the Author” page in the back of the collection, “A Way Home” (also a story of that title was the main story in the collection), published in 1955. Reprinted in the Notes section of “Thunder and Roses”, Volume IV of the Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, published 1997.

All of God is in the smallest, most minute aspect of life. All of the smallest, most minute aspects of life are in God.  One is All there is, ever has been, ever will be.

– Carson’s Commentary

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… your ego has been with you since childhood. It has been nurtured by almost everyone you’ve ever known. Generations of those nurturers have also been dominated by their egos. Your ego wants to survive. If it can keep you in a state of inner tumult it will block you from knowing your spiritual self. From the ego’s perspective, God is a huge threat. So it will do all that it can to keep you from experiencing that inner peacefulness where God’s voice is so beautifully clear.

– Wayne Dyer, Your Sacred Self

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Everything you have ever done for which you may carry around self-contempt is in the past. So don’t spend any of today entertaining self-hate. Remember that the truth about hate is it is love, only it is going in the wrong direction. Shift your gears into reverse and begin moving your thoughts in the direction of love. Forgiveness is the means to accomplishing this reversal.

– Wayne Dyer, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

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Sunday’s Affirmations
from Pastor Jack J. Stahl
Progressive Universal Life Church

I create my own destiny; therefore, with each new day I create only peace, love and prosperity in thought, word, feeling and action.
New beginnings are always exciting and positive experiences for me.
Today I AM able to take the first steps toward making positive new changes in my life.
Each New Year is a fresh start, and each new day, hour, and second is unlike the last. I live in the present moment, and by intent I have the power and ability to become brand new at any time.
I AM brand new with every breath I take, therefore the power to change is within me at all time.
I am open and receptive to new possibilities which come my way, and I intuitively know which ones are best for me.
I now step forward onto a path of my own making, for I know that the path I forge is as unique and as beautiful as I AM.
I am ready to accept positive changes in my life now.
I am open to the concept that all things are possible, and I trust that I am always in the right place at every moment.
I love to experience new things, and welcome these into my life as part of my continued growth.
I always attract positive people into my life.
I am safe at all times as I experience new things.
I am overflowing with love, peace and joy, which I share with everyone.
Each day my life is filled with wonders and magic. I feel my divine connection to everyone and everything, and I am grateful.
I create my own destiny; therefore, with each new day I create only peace, love and prosperity in thought, word, feeling and action.
With each new day, I AM always more positive than I was the day before, and I AM grateful.
With each new day, I AM overflowing with love and a passion for life.
I accept that change is inevitable and I therefore choose to co-create changes in my life which are perfect for my physical, mental and spiritual growth.
A new day, a new page, a new adventure – I AM now ready and willing to co-create my life with Spirit.
I intend that all the people I meet today and every day be blessed with joy, love peace and perfect health.
I AM the embodiment of love, peace, joy and prosperity. I share these qualities with everyone I meet.
I joyfully renew and replenish myself each day by filling my body, mind and spirit with love and light.
With each new breath I take, I AM filled to overflowing with love and light.
Each day I awaken and feel my divine connection with All That Is, and I AM eternally grateful.
I choose to go forward and face today, and I AM ready to continue on my life’s journey without fear.
I listen to each new beat of my heart and I AM so grateful for my body and my life. I AM a miracle.
I AM at peace in every moment and I trust that all new changes in my life are positive ones.
I AM at peace with all new lessons I will learn today and every day. I accept these lessons as gifts from Spirit to assist me with my continual growth.
I AM aware that all life is sacred, especially mine. I accept my divinity and I trust the Universe will provide me with all that I require.
I AM aware that my best teachers are often those who give me my greatest challenges. I AM grateful for all lessons I receive, and I thank all of my teachers for showing me the way.
I AM only love, therefore, only love presents itself to me as different lessons.