A video journal about my particular journey through life.
Let it be insightful for you, if it feels right.
Ken Ludwig, Inspiration from the Earth of Experience
Spending a good part of life, in the dirt, makes for an amazing groundedness and strength. the toughest "nuts to crack" can become the steadiest guides in life.
We went everywhere in this conversation, from fast, to slow, street smart and naive, sureness and uncertainty, but whatever we talked about the one thing that predominated was really caring.
As I said below, I have enjoyed reading Paul Lowe, and I am thinking that for now he is not doing any filmed talks, so doubtful that I could get him on. You can get emails from him on a wide variety of subjects through his web site, but nothing as direct as his books, this one "In Each Moment" from 12 years ago.
He suggested reading that earlier passage out loud, and I enjoyed what came of it, even though it was not that easy for me to read coherently, and my voice was even distorted. But so what, it is just my disguise. Now I tried again with an even longer passage, still not that easy for me to read, but I hope some of you will enjoy it. I used a different image just to keep them separate. The video part is just a branding of Paul and probably not necessary to watch. I really don't have the habit of presenting straight audios, so Youtube it is. If I stumble too much you will have to find the book, which I recommend anyway.
In these two chapters he addresses directly the "true self". In a way, the true self perks up its head and listens. It is kind of a simple technique, but a miracle when that happens.
A chapter called "When the Spirit Takes Over". I crossed paths with Paul Lowe more than 25 years ago, but never really got close to what he was doing. Lately I have been reading his books from the 90's, and I find them quite helpful and clear. This reading he suggests listening to with closed eyes (or eyes at "half mast"), so I will read it for you. www.PaulLowe.org
Valentines wishes from Canela Michelle
Let's talk about love on this Valentines Day.
OK, I'll call you in an hour.
This is another talk that came together within a day or two of our first contact. And yet we both felt as if we have know each other for a long time. Burma shared an amazing dream, that in a way, has taken 40 years to realize. All that time is perplexing, but none-the-lerss very clear.
Sperry Andrews introduced me to Zeitgeist almost 2 years ago. I listened to the director Peter Joseph speak about many obvious and not so obvious defects in our society, which I had appreciated. I left it because somehow the tone to me was too personalized, that there was a THEY out there, and they were doing it to us. The approach seemed to be a conspiracy theory, or another "anxiety approach".
The movement has much momentum, and this is their movie released this year. It really has some deep truths and presented in a level headed way. Whether the ultimate solution is their Venus Project, I can't say, but why not wish them well? This kind of living would have to get modeled in some place. Let them do it. Send them our encouragement. (This movie is long, 161 minutes - Most of this film is very rational and well thought out. It is impressive. Youtube allows only 3 choices for a thumbnail. This image is unfortunately not representative of what they are talking about and only a minor illustration.)
Welcome Back Neelam
I acknowledged to Neelam that she was the first non-duality person that I ever videoed, and the first spiritual content that I ever uploaded to Youtube. This was one year before NNH was ever thought of. At the time there were no spiritual teachers (zero) on Youtube. I had used all the search words and not one came up. I did find one slide show (not a video) with J Krishnamurti. I truly wondered, will this forum even watch a movie like this. Hey, by now they do. Here are those original video excerpts: (April 1st 2006, I called my channel "iCANrealize". I can!)
Helen Hughes founder of Windsor House School
Peaceful world only out of peaceful kids
What was life like for you in your early schooling? Personally, I was shocked every day by believing in inadequacy.
Take a Look Inside the School
A 16-minute documentary made in 2004 by Sherry Sakamoto and Terry Martyniuk of Pacific Spirit Productions.
Jac O'Keeffe now lives in Cost Rica
Drop by our "front porch" for a chat
A new level of global community allows people to show up on our virtual doorstep and spend some time.
What a joy this is. Here is Jac, and those who have gathered around her, sharing their lives among themselves, and also with us, such that there is no inside/outside. There is no space that divides us.
Come one, come all, Really.
Jac and Patrick tell us of a natural state
An Evening with Walter Belling
Community is where friends drop by for a chat
How great it is to sit on the front porch, and talk to neighbors who pass by.
Hey, you can do that virtually, and you're all invited to drop by.
I notice when I set up talks. So many teachers have such a hard time to even make an appointment. My guess is that they still operate with that old momentum of one thing at a time, my plate is full, need to optimize with a concentration on one thing at a time. Who is really spontaneous any more. Who says, "Hi, I'm here, let's spend some time together?"
I try to be available to anyone who calls. Not just the guest presenters. Try Me.
I am really loving Walter. Please check it out. (We'll have a better webcam focus next time.)