The healing light and life of God flow through me now.
Ease is more natural than dis-ease, and health is more natural than illness. Whenever I have a healing need, I relax, release my fears, and allow the healing light and life of God to flow through me. I affirm the power of God within to heal whatever needs to be healed.
Healing light fills me, permeating every cell and fiber of my being. God is greater than any appearance of illness, and healing light breaks forth as I affirm the power of God working in and through me now. First in mind, then in body, my healing springs up quickly.
Moment to moment, I give thanks for the healing light and life of God within me.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly. Isaiah 58:8
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
Listen to me, oh children of the Earth; trust no more in fear and his many lies. Breathe with me the breath of eternal life, the breath that I bring you this day. Your collective creation as a unified awareness center is still to be, but as individuals, the Second Coming is at hand! And so are the third and the fourth and the fifth and the sixth – all the way to the end of your numbers. For I am rising up in your midst like a great wave of irresistible energy. I am rising in the peasants. I am rising in the farmers. I am rising in the factory workers, and the children of every country on the face of the Earth. I am rising, surfacing, awakening, with power, with clarity, with love, and with life-giving information. All those who love can feel me this moment, stirring restless in their breasts. Those who do not now deny my expression are those who will inherit the Earth. I am the future, yet I am now. In truth, I am none other than you.
I am the life that the Earth has been courting since prehistoric times. I am the reflection of all my creation. You are a cell in my body, but as is a hologram, you are the whole as well. Your flesh is my flesh, and your blood, my blood. Share in my eternal life; for I am all that ever was, all that is, and all that ever shall be.
From Chapter 12 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
The Olympics are never simple. They combine sports with politics, patriotism with internationalism, and authenticity with spectacle; often, they’re simultaneously disorganized and inspiring. This week, we bring you pieces about Olympic athletes, many of whom are competing in Rio right now. Reeves Wiedeman profiles Simone Biles, the world’s best gymnast; Robin Wright meets Ibtihaj Muhammad, the Muslim American who fences in a hijab; and Sam Knight introduces us to Charlotte Dujardin, the equestrian who’s revolutionizing dressage. Ariel Levy gets to know the runner Caster Semenya and the boxer Claressa Shields, and Lauren Collins explores the vivid game and personality of the tennis player Novak Djokovic. Finally, in two older pieces, Malcolm Gladwell investigates the theory and practice of doping, while Philip Gourevitch tells the story of the Rwandan cycling team, a combined force of Hutus and Tutsis who aim both to win and to heal. We hope you enjoy these pieces—and that you’ll follow our continuing coverage of the Games on our dedicated Olympics page, which will feature new stories nearly every day during the coming weeks.
—David Remnick, The New York Times
The American Presidency
Trump on the Couch
Regardless of your political persuasions I can’t remember when a Presidential candidate of either party inspired psychiatric insights that Donald Trump is now evoking.
Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer wrote a column discussing Donald Trump’s mental health on Thursday and he did not hold back.
The dynamic of this election is obvious. As in 1980, the status quo candidate for a failed administration is running against an outsider. The stay-the-course candidate plays his/her only available card — charging that the outsider is dangerously out of the mainstream and temperamentally unfit to command the nation.
In 1980, Reagan had to do just one thing: pass the threshold test for acceptability. He won that election because he did, especially in the debate with Jimmy Carter in which Reagan showed himself to be genial, self-assured and, above all, nonthreatening. You may not like all his policies, but you could safely entrust the nation to him.