Midsummer Twenty Sixteen

PeacemakerWorld Peace

Drawing from Divine Love within, I am a peacemaker.

From the Unity book The Quest, we read: “There is a level in every human soul which knows no conflict, competition or contempt, a level which knows peace, harmony and love.” The core essence of every person is Divine Love. Let us live from that essence and recognize our Oneness.

People from all corners of the earth hold in their hearts the desire for peace. We demonstrate and promote peace with each act of acceptance, kindness and respect. As we pray for peace in the world, we can also pray to live peacefully within ourselves.

Inspired by Divine Love, I observe my thoughts, feelings and behaviors today. I reinforce the attitudes that foster peace and resolve to heal those that do not.

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:19

Daily Word

Something More Beautiful

 Line and Feather

Not DoingChrist Consciousness and Humanity

Now is the time to make yourself useful to the Lord. Bring your awareness into harmony with God’s. Learn to see the world out of new eyes. Look at your place in time and culture with the awareness of all that we have been telling you. This, in itself, will alter the way that you function. Your perception of the Greater Reality will enable you to see many things that have been there right along, but that you had never noticed before, things that others around you still may not notice.

As you begin seeing these things, one of the side-effects will be that your survival ability will increase a hundred-fold. When you actually see the Kingdom of Heaven in operation on Earth, all that you require for survival will be drawn to you like a magnet. Life will be simple and easy. Problems will fall away like dust from your eyes, and the glory of the New Reality will begin to shine forth in all that you do. With great clarity and peace, you will do what needs to be done. Life will begin to work extraordinarily well.

From Chapter 8 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey

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AugustField of Play

August twenty twenty sixteen

Two thirds played

Midsummer madness

Olympic swimmers shenanigans

From Russia with less than love

Doping hacking money moving

And the campaign clowns on.

So I set my sights to Algonquin

Where Dorothy Parker once held forth

And made her own ode to August

Read or listen to her verse . . .

Line and Feather

Fourth EstateThe American Presidency

The Fourth Estate

In Burke’s 1787 coining he would have been making reference to the traditional three estates of Parliament: The Lords Spiritual, the Lords Temporal and the Commons. If, indeed, Burke did make the statement Carlyle attributes to him, the remark may have been in the back of Carlyle’s mind when he wrote in his French Revolution (1837) that “A Fourth Estate, of Able Editors, springs up; increases and multiplies, irrepressible, incalculable.” In this context, the other three estates are those of the French States-General: the church, the nobility and the townsmen. Carlyle, however, may have mistaken his attribution: Thomas Macknight, writing in 1858, observes that Burke was merely a teller at the “illustrious nativity of the Fourth Estate”. If Burke is excluded, other candidates for coining the term are Henry Brougham speaking in Parliament in 1823 or 1824 and Thomas Macaulay in an essay of 1828 reviewing Hallam’s Constitutional History: “The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm.” In 1821, William Hazlitt (whose son, also named William Hazlitt, was another editor of Michel de Montaigne) had applied the term to an individual journalist, William Cobbett, and the phrase soon became well established.

Oscar Wilde wrote:

In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism.

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