Top Down Bottom Up

Express YourselfExpress yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.
If you open yourself to the Tao,
you are at one with the Tao
and you can embody it completely.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely.
Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place.

Tao Te Ching v23

Passion

 Line and Feather

Christ ConsciousnessChrist Consciousness and Humanity

Consciously, you will always be aware of a course of action that makes optimum use of the potential available to all factors in that situation. Your inner control mechanism, returned at last to the directive impulse of Life, will take care of this unconsciously. It will be as simple and as natural as breathing. Trusting in the design that God has already incorporated into your physical body is the key to this new type of function.

Can you imagine how awkward it would be if you were required to assume conscious responsibility for all the autonomic systems in your body? In a sense, this is what you are doing when you override your autonomic informational processing systems in deference to a rational thought process. Historically, your mind has been preoccupied with an overload of sensory input that was never designed to be processed consciously. Your conscious function is in another realm, a realm of spontaneous creation, dance, music and delight. For this is what you begin to do as your trust is restored once again in the Life impulse; you begin to dance — dance to the music of your soul.

From Chapter 7 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey

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Game of BallField of Play

The Game of Ball is Glorious

While sports fans may not be widely known for their literary passions, the relationship between literature and athletic competition can be traced as far back as ancient Greece where spectator sports often included literary events as part of the festivities, and champion athletes were known to commission poets to write their victory songs. Even our own Walt Whitman was a baseball lover. Reporting for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1846, he wrote: “In our sun-down perambulations, of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing ‘base,’ a certain game of ball…Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms…the game of ball is glorious.

Read more . . .

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Trump ClintonThe American Presidency

Top Down or Bottom Up

It is difficult for most of us to participate in discussion of this Presidential campaign with the lighter touch and understanding for the views of others. In fact it is very hard and the once avoided expletive deleted is in common use. This cartoon appeared last week. In sketch strokes and words it is so creative and a wonderful capture of the drama and polarization at this moment in time.

But that we go, At our chosen pace, Let the Spirit, Decide the way, For gentler purpose, I do pray

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