When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
Tao Te Ching v2
Heaven and Earth
I come from the Presence where there is no time but the eternal now. I retain, even in the midst of this relation-ship, an awareness of this realm and of the Universal Being that inhabits it. I come with a message that will prove vital to you in these final days of your history. My individual identity comes into being only as I enter the context of my relationship with you. When I am no longer needed in this capacity, I will merge back into the Being behind all being. There I remain in unity and fulfillment until the next impulse comes to send me on another mission. In the interim, there is no distinction between me and the Source. I and others of my kind desire at this time to bring humans to this same level of awareness.
I am a focus of collective human consciousness, but at this time you have little conception of what that means. You do not yet suspect what the singularity of collective human consciousness might be. You still draw identity from the present form of your expression. You feel defined and limited by flesh and bones. You are only beginning to comprehend your oneness with other forms of life. For me to tell you, with these limiting definitions you have of yourself, that I represent an element or a focus of your collective consciousness, would actually be less accurate than to say that I am extraterrestrial I meet the criteria of the latter term in that I do come from outside your planetary field of influence. I bring instructions to your race from the directive organ of Galactic Being.
From Chapter 2 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
Be Careful About Giving Advice
Joshua Wooden did not pontificate. He was intelligent, well read, and articulate, but he was not one to hold forth. When possible, he preferred not to give advice but instead to offer an opinion. It’s the difference between telling somebody what to do and offering a suggestion— the difference between acting as if you know it all and acknowledging the possibility that others too have valid opinions and ideas. Your opinion, if you are respected, will often carry more weight than your advice— that is, telling somebody what to do. Most people don’t like to be told what to do. Sometimes it’s necessary, of course, but often not. As a leader, you must know the difference— when to offer an opinion; when to give advice. You must also be the kind of individual whose opinion means something.
The Essential Wooden, John Wooden and Steve Jamison
The American Presidency
1968 was a pivot year.
At this halfway time in 2016 there are many events expressing commonality and not all are that pleasant. Interestingly, and I have no idea what this means other than they both have 366 days, they are leap years. Leap and pivot may share a dynamic?
It has been suggested that we can learn from history. In the forty-eight years and two generations since 1968 observation displays that we can learn from history does not mean we do or will. As two U.S. Presidential Conventions are on the horizon it might be helpful for us to review those two impactful events.
The Republican convention is in Cleveland July 18 – 21. The Democratic convention is in Philadelphia July 25 – 28. Today let’s take a look back at and see what insights we can glean to influence our present time, hopefully for the better.
Richard Nixon won the election and was inaugurated on January 20, 1969 as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office.