Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.
I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
Tao Te Ching v67
Heaven and Earth
These communications are the second in a three part series of conceptual transmissions concerning events now transpiring within the field of magnetic influence around the Earth. The first of these revelations occurred during a period of time from 1967 to 1969. These current transmissions are part of a series being sent during the years 1977 to 1979. The last of our communications to take place on conceptual levels will be sent during the years 1987 to 1989. All three periods of transmission occur within what we call the period of Individual Awakening, the first of the three major historical periods still before you.
As you read these words, only a handful of your species are able to conceive of themselves as one consciousness, one being, expressing itself simultaneously through a multitude of apparently separate forms. This will not be the case a decade from now. Ten years from now there will be many working signs and wonders in the name of Christ. Twenty years from now, individual awakenings to the reality of Christ consciousness will be commonplace. Thirty years from now, there will be a sufficient number of healthy functioning holoids to consciously undertake the final cycle of Creation on this level.
A period of years will follow these transmissions during which those of you who have awakened to the new way of being will become grounded on your new level of unified consciousness, and construct with the collective power that will flow through you, a bio-gravitational field of sufficient intensity to draw into it, through a process of rhythmic entrainment, the rest of your race. This will initiate the second period before you, the Period of Planetary Awakening. This period will last one thousand years. During this time, we will grace your planet with physical manifestations of our angelic extraterrestrial presence. Together, we will work to prepare for the third and primary period of your time-cycle, the Age of Discovery.
Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
A Compass For Character
We play to win, of course, but what happens prior to the final score is even more important. Whatever I did as a leader, teacher, and coach started with one man: Joshua Hugh Wooden. He has been my compass in leadership and life— the person who taught me about the final score and what precedes and supersedes it. My father was a remarkable person. In large part self-schooled (just like Abe Lincoln), he was drawn to the classics in literature and poetry. He had keen intelligence, common sense, and resilient physical and emotional strength. Dad possessed a near-photographic memory. I still smile when I remember him sitting in the kitchen working on a crossword puzzle— in ink. Rarely did he make a mistake. He also had a practical kind of wisdom. For example, he constantly reminded his four young sons to abide by what he called his “two sets of three”— simple directives for good behavior: His first set dealt with integrity: 1. Never lie. 2. Never cheat. 3. Never steal.
Dad’s second set of three was advice on how to behave when things don’t work out right: 1. Don’t whine. 2. Don’t complain. 3. Don’t make excuses. His “two sets of three” were evident in his actions. He was consistent in word and deed, a model of the strength and self-confidence that comes with character. Joshua Hugh Wooden worked hard to support his family on our farm in Centerton, Indiana, and though cash was in short supply, we always had food on the table. Mom canned fruits and vegetables; Dad butchered hogs and chickens. Even in the darkest days of winter we might have pork chops, carrots, fresh milk, and cherry cobbler for supper. When bad fortune forced us off the farm in 1926, we moved into nearby Martinsville, where my father found work at a local sanitarium. My dad believed that people should have a worthwhile and productive philosophy of life if they are to amount to anything. Although I fall short in living up to his teachings, I have found them to be meaningful in every phase of life— especially when it comes to leadership. Let me share the primary concepts that stuck with me when I went out on my own after graduating from Purdue University— ideas that, in turn, led to my own approach to competition and success. I will also share some basics of leadership from two other men of character who informed my teaching.
The Essential Wooden, John Wooden and Steve Jamison
The American Presidency
There are important lessons to be learned, many of which are now unfolding, with Great Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Britain has voted to exit the European Union. It is a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world. For more about the fallout, The Times prepared an updated explainer of the basics.