A video journal about my particular journey through life.
Let it be insightful for you, if it feels right.
You've seen some posts on Occupy Chicago, and many "conventional wisdom" issues are voiced and defended there. But do we really know that much about how our economy really works? And how it doesn't work? Generally we rest after faulting certain groups of people, like Corporate Greed. Is that all there is to is? The forces of good and evil? Surely, we watch too many movies and read too many bibles. I met with Rob on the streets of Occupy.
I want to know what is really going on (and please don't tell me that nothing is happening, it is all in my mind). If that's your response then let the next nuclear plant go into your back yard so that you can wake up and join the party.
Well, we said some amazing stuff. I was so full of questions and Rob had immediate intelligent answers. I can only apologize for talking almost 3 hours. Please dig into this one and see how you like it.
One thing that has happened to me because of NNH is that I have become quite good at capturing video on the move. I have fit my "portable TV studio" into 2 suitcases, and I can live-web-cast as easy as record. That keeps my ears open for travel opportunities.
We have called it "NeverNotHere~Consciousness 'Downunder' " to be conducted as one National Australian Mind-Set. We are proposing such an adventure in Australia in early 2012, and you are invited to participate in any of a number of ways.
1st:~ We plan to video multiple encounters with those people who present new thoughts in philosophy, in spirituality, healing, non-duality, yoga, developed intuition, para-normal communication, and other spiritual sciences. What is it that makes a radical and clear difference in the lives of those people who involve themselves with it?
2nd:~ We want to know about and publicize people, teachings and practices that may be not well known outside of their own circle of friends. Who do you know who does this, how can you help us organize, what should be our path of least resistance to encounter these people within a smooth flow?
Andreas Müller, This Simple Knowing
While the apparent 'I' is constantly looking for the next experience, the timeless wonder, this wonderful perfection, already is.
So if some chain of cause and effect appear, they must be arrising together. Not even together, but as different views of the same movement, the same arising.
David Ord on the Presence Process
Perhaps a belief in "Original Sin" and self worth issues have caused us to endlessly apologize for self. If that finally goes we are rid of the Pain Body. Then we just relax and enjoy life. We can move from a deficit based life into an asset based life.
Both business, government and even our monitory systems are in the habit of accounting for income and expenses at different times than they are actually received or expended. In the context of trust and public responsibility this practice could be useful and give flexibility in times of stress. But apparently leveraging and postponing can get way out of hand, and trust and responsibility can get so eroded that the whole economic/governmental structure becomes extremely unstable. Now it seems that this mistrust and malfeasance could conceivably plunge the whole world into a liquidity crisis and mega depression.
If we stay away from blaming and extreme positioning, and take a calm look at the trends, I believe that almost everyone has to admit that much of our believed in economic theory does not work for its intended purpose. Isn't the sharing of that realization the only way we are going to gather the 99%? Let's face it, even if we get 22% or 11% we will have a huge voice, and all these injustices that I think are surely evidence of broken institutions and flawed theories will be forced onto the platform in 2012.
Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta, Chakaruna
Chakaruna is a word that means Bridge. Much of the feeling of "Chakaruna" relates to the metaphor of the Eagle and the Condor. The Condor (the great South) floats on the planetary flow or updrafts. The Eagle (or vibrant North) calculates its prey and acts of volition. Jhaimy understands these two worlds and the need for a coming together.
So much wisdom came to me from this simple talk.
Wisdom comes to us from many angles. Sometimes it is a message from a friend or teacher. Sometimes it may come as a direct insight or "with grace". We may be inclined to give our insights an address, that Jesus or a saint or an angel spoke with us.
What is probably more important is the sense of freedom we get from the message, and not the perceived source. Listen to these messages and see if they are not the same wisdom that comes through all important channels.
What does it really mean that our lives are "arising" out of source in each moment and that the manifest world is actually timeless and perfect? Some say that no interest arises in this being (slang for me) for investigating people and their experience of personal or community problems. Aren't we missing something here?
If you have 3 minutes now, you could know that your government's policy and your desire to offer charity are not working totally for the good of those on the receiving end. Without your participation the same old "arising" goes on. With your participation, well I'll be darned, arising takes a turn too.
Lisa Cairns, Fresh First Look
Perhaps it is only a few months that people are asking Lisa about her take on life. The words that come out of her are incredibly "up to date". I guess I tested her point of view many times and she always came back to dead center. She is also very open for a contact, through her Facebook pages.
Gilbert Schultz, in Sync with Simplicity
Really great to get to know Gilbert. Yes we think that we know him after 100 episodes of Urban Guru Cafe'. I find that he is "just people", he is just us, and very comfortable to be with. You'll see a great love expressed when being with him.