When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.
Therefore the Master steps back
so that people won’t be confused.
He teaches without a teaching,
so that people will have nothing to learn.
Tao Te Ching v72
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
Your cultural conditioning has convinced you that withdrawal of attention from rational consideration of past precedent and future possibility would cripple you in your ability to carry out your responsibilities. In truth, it will free you to carry out your real responsibilities. Your responsibility is to be yourself, to express the essence of your innermost spirit, to express the Lord in form on Earth. To do this, you must be in His Presence. Consider all the various issues of your life in the brilliance of the living light that springs from His Being. All that is real in your life situation will remain, and all that is unreal will no longer exist — such an easy way to solve problems! At this time, your reason is too unwieldy, too permeated with ego values, too slow and open to manipulation to satisfactorily resolve your increasingly complex problems, be they personal or global. Look to the Light of your soul, to the illumination of your own spirit for the answers, and allow whatever does not stand up in this light to dissolve back into the darkness from which it has come.
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Field of Play
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was first published in 1820. Along with Irving’s companion piece “Rip Van Winkle”, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween.
If you would rather sit back and listen to this enchanting story, this Wikipedia page includes a narrated version of the story.
Trick or treat? Definitely treat!
The American Presidency
In the next eight days, it is all about ‘We the People.’
The conundrum for me: leadership, moral compass, temperament and the emotional maturity to drive toward optimal outcomes is at a global tipping point. In this context, the ability to discern between factual circumstances, disparate beliefs, and the informed and uninformed opinions of others is significantly fogged.
- World order is in a dramatic state of change as a result of globalization, population growth, age shift, decaying infrastructure and widespread global conflict.
- On November 8th registered voters in the United States will elect its 45th President who will be inaugurated on January 21st, 2017 for a four-year term. A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 of 100 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election. One of nine Supreme Court justices remains in limbo with the Senate refusing to act on the current President’s nomination. Read more . . .
I understand full well the concept of voting for x versus y as the ‘lesser evil.’ What happens when the lesser evil ‘vote for’ puts in play a strong rub against one’s consciousness. We have heard numerous expressions of the conundrum from all perspectives.