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Peace On Earth by Kathleen Scarboro

My birthday wish in these wild and crazy times

Is simply to have everyone I know

And everyone I meet

Take just one thing – Peace – and see how they can create MORE

Of it within their own lives and in the lives of

Everyone they know

And everyone they meet.

Maybe it will grow and spread and change lives

Like that movie Pay It Forward touched so many people

And made people realize

That it is up to us – individuals – to lessen the Hate

Eradicate the prejudice, and for the sake of

All our souls – end the killing and work towards rebuild.

If I could have my wish this year

I would wage Peace on each and every one of you

Peace of mind, Peace of spirit, Peace of heart and soul

Peace in the true sense of the word

A dignity for life on this planet and our responsibility

To know what the right thing to do is

And to do it.

My birthday wish is for Kindness, Compassion and Respect

To be the way we treat each other

Peace be with you

And also with you.

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While my computer (Old Betsy III) was down for the count for awhile, I had plenty of time to think about a subject that has been curling around my brain and my heart for all of my life and becoming increasingly to the forefront these days.

Religion.

And what the heck are we gonna do about it.

As soon as I was able to Netflix again, I treated myself to a lecture from His Holiness the Dalai Lama called Compassion in Emptiness. While I am a Buddhist, I’m not a Tibetan Buddhist, but when the Dalai Lama throws down, I’m always there to listen. I always learn something.

Interestingly enough, this teaching he gave was about how to maintain compassion and achieve inner (and outer!) peace in these modern times. (I believe this was filmed during a 3-day symposium somewhere in New York back in 2011.) I was struck dumb when here was this religious leader talking – with some urgency – about how the secular path was the way to go for us to achieve peace in our time and to ease conflict with dialogue. He was very clear about why he was saying secular instead of the religious path.

You see if we try to have a sit down with people (or someone) from differing faiths, it takes a whole lot of effort and sometimes drama to even get to the starting point of having a dialogue – sometimes never – due to the conflicts that arise – already proven my dears – between differing religions.

So instead if we go the secular route – seeking dialogue, and end to conflict, an achievement of peace outside the realm of religion – we have much better opportunities for success.
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42 years ago something absolutely FABULOUS happened:

I was born!

This is a very special birthday for several reasons:

1. Biologically every 7 years our body completely renews itself. Do the math: I’m reborn! Nifty, neh? (who knows, maybe I’ll get it right this time lol) ;p

2. The meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything = 42

3. I’m still here :)

Others who were born on November 9th:

Dorothy Dandridge (1922)

King Edward VII (1841)

Benjamin Banneker (1731)

Lou Ferrigno (1951)

Sisqo (1978)

Hedy Lamarr (1913)

Carl Sagan (1934)

Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802)

Tom Fogerty (1941)

If some of those names aren’t familiar to you: utilizer la Google n’est ce pas?

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I know I made a promise to certain people that I would write at least one post a month here.

So life happens and things don’t get written. Oop. Oh Well.

So I figured what the heck its my birthday: I might as well use that as an excuse to jump back into the saddle.

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My Michael

MyMichael

Your music, passion for world causes, and your enigmatic dancing will be missed.

Click To Watch Michael Sing Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

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When I reach a point of ouchyness I am lucky that certain things come into my life to help me get back to The Real Me. I have always believed that human beings are here to be happy. The lot of mankind is not to suffer. So when I’m suffering I tend to get caught up in a loop. But like I said lucky for me: I get what I need when I need it.

As I’ve been packing up my library in readiness to move, I get to visit with books that I haven’t read in awhile. I have actually been searching for one particular book: Stranger in a Strange Land; but have yet to find it. (most likely I’ve already packed it up!) Lately I’ve been in a turmoil about many things link with my up and coming move and I have reached out to get help sorting it out. But until my next therapy appointment, I have to figure out how to get through each day.

And wow! As I was helping Teh Kitteh find her favorite toy I unearthed Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. You may know him by his singular book Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Both books are here on my books list too.

So I sat down and decided to read this book. I got to remember that so much of this book was very Buddhist and I also got to remember how much I enjoyed testing my mind in trying to grasp the principles. And since I have last read this book, I have encountered The Secret (also listed here) and I was struck by how similar many of the concepts in this book were to those in The Secret.

Like I have listed the Earthseed phrases, I will list here the phrases that are discovered in this book’s Messiah’s Handbook Reminders for the Advanced Soul.

While you may not get the full power of these phrases, they fit together with the storyline of the book, for those that have read this book will understand why I still want to share them :)

I have bolded the phrases that rang like a morning bell in my soul

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Short Story

In case you missed it:

Feathers In A Jar

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