Monthly Archive: June 2005

To have abundance in Soul does not mean having lots of things; it means
having access to, and communication with, the essence of all things.

Once you are in touch with that, you have all things inside you. You don’t feel any lack.

You have fullness and gratitude, and you walk free, knowing that whatever you need will come to you.

– John-Roger with Paul Kaye from “What’s It Like Being You?”, p. 152


You don’t give for the reward of giving.

You give because it is love’s nature to give.

You do the right thing just because it is the right thing to do.

– John-Roger from “Loving Each Day”, Volume 1, p. 239


A long-term romance is like a rose bush. In any given season, a blossom
might fall off. But if the plant is well nourished, then the season
will come around again, and new blossoms appear.

– Marianne Williamson, “A Year of Daily Wisdom”


We are prone to seek salvation from someone out there, when meanwhile we are the salvation we seek.

– Alan Cohen

Spirit is the one infinite source of all good, and I am one with it.
This day, I shift my attention to the understanding that everywhere I
am, wholeness and goodness abound. All the resources I need are here
for me to use and to share. The inspiration I need, the energy required
to fulfill today’s portion of the journey, all are right here.

I choose to see things in this way; it is a conscious choice. I
perceive the good in all people, especially in those I find difficult
or challenging. I also perceive the divine goodness in myself. I open
my life to good; I open my life to God. And so it is.
The GoodStart List

Anxiety is almost always inappropriate. Ninety-nine percent of what we
worry about never happens. But the mind, the amazing mind, may have
other ideas.

One of the interesting things about intelligence is that it goes to
work automatically, thinks things out, projects outcomes when a premise
is established.

So once we get on a track of worrying concern, the brain train travels
to the  end of the line, figuring, justifying, rationalizing.

Once we have gone far enough down the wrong track there’s just no
arguing with us. Events must play themselves out and the truth

Of course, when we discover everything is okay the brain may say, Yeah!
And what if I hadn’t been worrying? Things might have turned out

The question is, did your concern lead you to do something that made things turn out okay?

Then, did you stop worrying once you fixed it?

Generally speaking we experience pointless, functionless anxiety. Nothing is done. We just worry.

It doesn’t help anything.

In fact, it can make things much worse.

Life so beautiful when we let go and trust the outcome.

I love being loved, cared for, but worried about?

Just love and care.

That feels good.

Emanations  by John MacEnulty


Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
– Seneca


Life Is Complex
Each one of us must make his own path through life.
There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers.

The right road for one is the wrong road for another…
The journey of life is not paved in blacktop;
it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs.
It is a rocky path through the wilderness.

M. Scott Peck


The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes
within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their
oneness with the universe and all it’s powers, and when they realize
that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that
this center is really EVERYWHERE, it is WITHIN EACH OF US.
– Black Elk (Oglala Sioux)


It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever
recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely
determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not
comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.
– Sydney J. Harris

We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we
cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less
we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection,
and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be
perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection
is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t
accept others the way they are.
– Don Miguel Ruiz

There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.
– Elizabeth J. Canham

If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
– John Steinbeck

No “terrorist” gene is known to exist or is likely to be found… Surely the(y), and their supporters were afflicted by something that caused their metamorphosis from normal human beings capable of gentleness and affection into desperate, maddened, fiends with nothing but murder in their hearts and minds. What was that? Simple logic says that we must go to the roots of terror. Only a fool can believe that the services of a suicidal terrorist can be purchased, or that they can be bred at will anywhere.
– Ouch Borith, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN, 10/03/2001


In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.
– Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk, activist and writer


Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
– James Bryce

When you see yourself as a separate body/mind you are in a world of illusion in which disease and injury are the way of life. Your ego fails to see the larger dimensions of being in which it is lodged. So, it often becomes upset, lonely, frustrated, and fearful, turning on itself to confirm the lowered value of it places on life. These very thoughts of self-contempt, limited thinking, and fear of not measuring up will manifest in some form of injury or illness. As you now…the inner thoughts of the ego are nothing more than errors. There is only one power, it is omnipresent and, therefore, it is in you at all times. Your ego is the part of you that gives total credibility to an illusion. Your ego is what you must transcend in order to know the truth of healing by bringing pardon to the place where injury resides.
– Wayne Dyer, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
– George W. Bush, UN Speech, Sept 2004


the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it
necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he
may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose — and you
allow him to make war at pleasure. If today, he should choose to say he
thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from
invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, ‘I see no
probability of the British invading us’ but he will say to you, ‘Be
silent; I see it, if you don’t.’
– Abraham Lincoln


Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
– African Proverb

Affirmations for Fulfilling Dreams

I choose to dream my own dreams.
I choose to live life to the fullest.
I love and respect my ability to trust the qualities the Creator has given me. I choose to let go of all my doubts and hesitations.
I choose to believe in miracles.
I love and respect my ability to be aware of the over all view.
I love and respect my ability to follow my intuition. I know I am achieving my goals and the results that my heart desires.
I choose to trust myself.
I choose to expect a miracle.
I love and respect my ability to follow my own path.
I choose joy in my life.
I love and respect my ability to understand the balance between giving orders to get things done and having the willingness to do things myself.
I choose to see my way clearly.
I choose to accept my gifts.
I love and respect my ability to examine everything from a broad overviewing perspective. I choose to see the big picture.
I love and respect my ability to welcome the unexpected.
I love and respect what is inside of me being worthy of expression.
I love and respect my ability to continue on my path with strength and courage. All obstacles will now vanish and my most deep-felt wishes are being fulfilled.
My dreams are fulfilled by me one step at a time.
I am worthy of fulfilling all of my dreams.
I fulfill my dreams by acting upon them.
I accept that help is available for me to fulfill my dreams.
I make my dreams come true by believing and trusting in myself.
I know that I am able to make my dreams come true.
I trust and act upon my inner guidance.
I am able to achieve great things.
I choose to do what I love to do, and I earn a great living doing it.
I am an inspiration to others.
I know that I inspire others by being successful at what I love to do.
I know that I am able to create whatever I desire.
I live my dreams, and become them, by acting upon them.
I choose success by embracing and accepting my authentic self.
I see only love and perfection within me, and I make my dreams come true.
I show others the way to happiness by being loving toward myself.
I choose to live my life honestly, lovingly and creatively.
I love and accept my own personal power.
God’s power, and my power, are one.
I now choose to act upon fulfilling my dreams.
All my dreams manifest because I love and believe in myself.
I trust my inner guidance for it speaks the language of love.
I embrace my greatness.
I now choose to act upon fulfilling my dreams.
I am a miracle and I am able to make my dreams come true.
I believe that I have the power and the strength to make my dreams come true.
I accept responsibility for fulfilling my own dreams.
I am a vital and important part of the miracle called life.
I accept my sacred contract with my Creator and I now act upon it.
I trust and believe that I am already successful.
I always get the help I most need at the perfect time.
The universe provides for everything that I need to achieve my dreams and goals.
I always believe in myself.
I can do anything I choose to do because I love and believe in myself.
I draw strength from my Creator and I fulfill my dreams with ease and grace.
I am divine energy and I trust that I am able to fulfill my dreams.
My focus of attention is now placed upon the fulfillment of my dreams.
I can, because I am.

– From Pastor Jack J. Stahl, Founder, Progressive Universal Life Church

My parents are in town, on the last leg of a quick vacation which
included my son’s wedding in Denver.  They’ll be here all week,
leaving Friday sometime.

I’ve gotten a little bit of yardwork.  I’m not really strong
enough to do 4 hours of it, but I did 2.5 hours before collapsing today
and have another hour to do tomorrow and more on Thursday.  I’m
getting this through my friend Lenny and Western Alliance for the
Handicapped.  Lenny was doing the work himself, but he fell and
broke his ankle last week, so he needed someone to help keep him up on
the jobs he was doing.  I might get a few jobs myself through
this, but I’d still need transportation and tools.  Still, he has
loaned us his car every now and then, and we got to meet my parents at
the airport without having to take the bus much earlier.

Guess that’s it, might not be posting much until Saturday.


My latest posting in the Light Worker thing…

Light Workers, Get A Love!

…… namely, yourself.

I have had a lot of response from my article, including the
discussion of malevelolent entities (rakasas, devas, demons, The Devil,
etc.) loving to attack us.  Rather than decide to feel like a
Victim, or spend all my time doing paranoid Protection Rituals, I
looked at the source.  These entities only attack us at our
weakest points, and the weakest point in each of us is our
self-loathing or lack of self-acceptance.

We all have “holes” in our spirits.  Every one of those holes can
and should be filled with love.  Love of OURSELVES first, then
love of our loved ones, and then love of the whole world, including our
“enemies” If we do this (I’d love to say “when”, but I’m still working
on it and it’s still a theory), there should be no “holes” for these
entities to come into our lives.

I have a poem posted on my blog, I didn’t write it, but sorta wish I
did.  It’s called, “You Let The Devil Leave His Bags”.  It
talks about how we work so hard on one thing, but leave a hole in it to
sabotage ourselves.

Plug the holes.  Love yourself.  It’s the best protection magick available.