Dear God/ess, Pictured here is the Unitarian Universalist Church where I grew up. Yesterday, I returned to attend a funeral of a gentleman whom I have known all of my life. His name is Jack Ward Willson Loose.
Mainly, he was my mother’s Republican friend and the two of them enjoyed sparring with each other. I think they needed the other to keep themselves on their toes. But then again, my mother, Kitty Loving Shenk, was always on her toes.
She dodged attack from the Religious Right as well as embracing Love from all of her admiring friends.
Jack Ward Willson Loose was a Lancaster Pennsylvania Historian. He knew everything about every property in Lancaster and the surrounding environs. He knew these things without looking anything up, although at one time, he without doubt did his homework!
One of the men giving a eulogy said, if there is an after-life, then Jack will be writing that history. Or if the history has already been written, then he will most certainly be editing it.
Jack was a Retired History Teacher in a local High School. His former students adored him. He taught in a truly Unitarian way, which is, if you showed up to class and participated intelligently, you got an A. Unitarians, for those of you who do not know, love a good discussion. They love to disagree in an agreeable manner.
I remember Sunday School where we explored all of the World Religions. We were taught that no one religion had all of the answers. We debated religion, even as we visited every church in the area, and then returned to Sunday school to debate some more.
Jack comes from that school of thought. He embodied Unitarianism to the tee—as did my mother.
Jack had one place where he sat every Sunday. If you mistakenly sat there, one of the church members would shoo you off without hesitation. Yesterday, one of the church elders had us all stand and clap toward that exact place where Jack always sat.
Something happened in that moment. Every piece of wood, every wooden beam in the immensely tall ceiling began to breath. The history of every vibrant molecule came alive. My parents were clapping too. So was Jack. And so were all the angels in the Multi-verse! It was a stunning tribute that occurred in one spontaneous creative moment.
I did not expect to be so moved at this service. I forgot my Kleenix, I stifled sobs, and barely saw my way our of the Church!
Tomaso’s 101 year old Aunt also passed this week. I will be sure to bring a whole box of tissues to that Life Celebration!
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, I’ve been thinking of Nurse Healers, again, and resurrected my Nurse Healer Blog yesterday. I feel there’s so much that is good about nurses and nursing, but many of my colleagues are so close to what they do that a larger perspective is lost. No one even considers that she might be a healer.
The un-healing climate of most hospitals and clinics might have something to do with it. These places have become a business and therefore, very business like. Naturally, an individual can choose to ignore the Corporate Takeover of Medicine and concentrate on calling in the angels with her patients. But to ignore the noise and the machines and the toxic medicines can be like living in an Ivory Tower of truthlessness. Something’s got to give.
And that’s the point: Giving. Giving of self for others selflessly. Negating the complaining. Rising above the drama. Being there only for patients and their families.
And rising above the potential for burnout. We’ve all experienced burnout at some time or another by taking too much on before we learn to say “no.” Sudden crises at home can disturb equilibrium. All of this and more can help us to establish a greater sense of Self. Or lose all sense of Self. The choice is entirely ours but please know that we don’t have to be a victim.
Unless you want to be.
Please God/ess help the Healers take heed of what needs to be done in the world. This is not the time to recede in a weakened position or condition. This is the time to own Personal Strength and Power.
This is the time to shine brightly, like the light upon the river or the most luminous Planet near a waxing moon. This may be the most exciting time that Humans have ever experienced in Linear History.
Helo us to live it and love it fully.
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, I spoke to a psychic healer on the phone this evening, and the conversation evolved to Ulysses and his healing journey. The healer had a few experiences with sick dogs who were helped by natural supplementation as well as modalities specifically taylored for that particular animal. I noticed that Ulysses relaxed as I spoke to this woman. He has been strong during his ordeal and responds to prayer, meditation and love.
Don’t we all?
I am always coming back to the idea that healing is a way of life. It does not end when you feel better. It does not start when you are ill, although that usually is its entry point. It evolves as we utilize and apply healing thoughts, words and actions to every aspect of our lives. The healing life is an ever deepening path to inner peace.
I just tucked Ulysses in for the night. He is pictured here with his head on or near a pillow and is covered by a blanket. He took his last MMS dose for the night, which now he willingly takes.
I applied a handwritten note upon the blanket. It says: Dear Guardian Angel Of Ulysses, Thank you for taking care of my friend. He is a good boy and loves you very much. Please wrap your angel wings around him forever and forever.
Thank you very much.
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, This past week has brought up emotional turbulence in the hearts of all Americans. Emotional thought patterns are tapping unhealed wounds within us. This is a tremendous opportunity to see what needs to be healed within ourselves.
Something new can be molded and sculpted from this growth potential whenever such pain rocks our lives.
This is a good time to take care of ourselves with great care. We need to look at our energy levels and nurture them with love. We need to take care of the physical to excel in the Spiritual.
Any vibrational disruption we have is probably not rooted in the present moment. The disruption inevitably arises from a past wound.
Bringing self to the present in a spirit of Love will overcome the overwhelming shake up that arises from within in response to apparent outside circumstances.
The inside is out and the outside is in, say the Beatles in one of their songs. One reflects the other, without separation.
This is why it is so important to assume responsibility for what we perceive to be someone else’s fault and ask the question, “What part did I play?” How can I change my life so I am 100% more loving?
What part did I play? This is a question often asked in Recovery Circles.
This whole country needs to go into recovery. As we take care of our own spirit, the spirit of this country will grow stronger, too.
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, I just began working 2-twelve hour nights and 1-sixteen, back to back. I am doing this in a prayerful attitude, even as Ulysses suddenly is acting sick again, and even as I falter in the face of his health challenge. Not surprisingly, Ule got sick the day after Mukunda’s would be 14th birthday. The two of them are linked heart to heart.
Ule is doing better tonight. We still are looking into our future with Ulysses very much in it. But wait: he will be with us no matter what happens, even as we continue to feel the presence of Mukunda and every other dog we ever had.
Reflecting on the Consciousness Scale on the 1/12/11 post, I think again of the courage to live a life of Love. Courage rates 200 on the Consciousness Scale and Love 500. As we experience the power of Love more and more inclusively and exclusively, we rise to a level of Pure Consciousness, at the top of the scale. This work is fierce but flexible and yielding.
The passing of a loved one from this dimension to the next brings us immediately closer to God’s Work, which is a process, and an initiation. To stay with any grief, which rates 75 on the Consciousness Scale, is not congruent with what God wants for us. Love and grief are almost at opposite sides of the spectrum, or the scale. But allowing grief to birth through us will take us up the scale. Taking anti-depressants to quell the pain will stymie the process.
So we strive for awareness and a loving compassion, even as we know that the political or any other world view does not accept it. We know that Love and Forgiveness is some sort of controversial concept that drives certain demographic groups over the edge.
My grand niece wrote an essay on War Crimes and was surprised by the controversy. She had no idea that people or governments are not supportive of justice for people who are victims of war. I am not sure of the details of her experience. I thought she lived in a peaceful community. But my guess is, that the people there as well as all across America are crazed about guns.
I am now of the opinion that guns are on the same level as an alcohol, gambling or sex addiction. People who have guns are addicted to them. Lest we forget, a gun is a symbol of violence and oppression. When we “believe in guns,” we also simultaneously believe in something that is the opposite of love and compassion.
So I reject the notion that anyone needs a gun, whether it be to protect yourself from governments or people. Hunting has always been a different story, but the NRA has long gone far beyond defending guns for hunting. They seem to be advocating for a full blown artillery in every household.
Dear God/ess, help us to heal our inner fears and horrors and embrace the great potential for a Loving Grace in our lives. There really is no other choice. We have to do this.
Om Peace Amen
“Love is a state of being. It’s a forgiving, nurturing, and supportive way of relating to the world. Love isn’t intellectual and doesn’t proceed from the mind; Love emanates from the heart. It has the capacity to lift others and accomplish great feats because of its purity of motive”.
~ David Hawkins, Power Vs Force, Page 90.
Here Is Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness :
Level Log/Calibration Emotion
Enlightenment 700 - 1,000 Pure Consciousness
Peace 600 Illumination
Joy 540 Serenity
Love 500 Reverence
Reason 400 Understanding
Acceptance 350 Forgiveness
Willingness 310 Optimism
Neutrality 250 Trust
Courage 200 Affirmation
The above are levels of Truth
The below are levels of Falsehood
Pride 175 Scorn
Antagonistic 150 Hate
Desire 125 Lust
Fear 100 Anxiety
Grief 75 Regret
Apathy/Hatred 50 Despair
Guilt 30 Blame
Shame 20 Humiliation
Dear God/ess, A poll taken over the last few days shows that a vast majority of Americans do not believe that hateful rhetoric has anything to do with the violence in our society, or the shootings as they occurred in Tucson Arizona.
Using David Hawkins’ Consciousness scale, pictured here, we can see that hate ranks very low on the scale, exactly the same as Apathy and Despair. Guilt and Shame rank even lower. If greater and greater numbers of people feel nothing but hate in their emotional pain bodies, as Eckhart Tolle would say, then the Collective Mind needs to get rid of it. By violence. By murder.
Imagine, if you will, a being or beings who feel and express nothing but loving thoughts. Love ranks almost at the top of The Consciousness Scale. If greater numbers of people had only love in the deepest levels of their psyche, then when words like murder, war, bombs, and guns were mentioned in the presence of these beings, they would have no comprehension of what these words mean. These same people may not even hear these words because they are so foreign and have no meaning.
We have a responsibility to strive for the highest level we can possibly attain on the scale, and the words we speak will take care of themselves.
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, On tonight’s radio show, “Kate Loving And The Collective Wisdom,” we are discussing the Tucson, Arizona shooting spree that targeted Gabby Giffords and killed several others, including a child, that happened over the weekend.
We will view this and other acts of violence through the lens of Astrological Phenomenon. Sheila Audet will be my guest.
This shooting is yet another example of hate and bigotry, leading to violence anywhere you find this kind of thinking.
I remember when Sarah Palin brought out her US Map with crosshairs on the areas where she thought people needed to be plucked from political office. Congress Person Gabby Giffords was one such person in those cross hairs.
Someone said to me recently that she abhors Sarah Palin’s irritating voice, her grating shriek. My response? It’s her hateful tone, her negative power, which is much much worse. And dangerous.
Words have power. We must take responsibility for what we say and how we say it as well as the tone of voice of how we are saying it.
Once again, it comes down to personal response-ability.
Is anyone willing to look within the deepest recesses of their mind in order to manifest the Divinity of Love?
That’s what it will take to overcome these dark forces.
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, I recently had a delightful patient who works at a nursing home as an RN. She and I got into a conversation about the increase in drug prescriptions doctors hand out to our elderly. The pharmaceutical companies are making billions off of us as we age. Seniors believe they need to follow doctor’s advice and take the drugs prescribed to them.
In reality, these medications are killing people. As we age, our liver and kidneys no longer metabolize these drugs effectively, if they ever did. My patient said the patients in the nursing home where she works are routinely prescribed much, much more than eight drugs a day, often taking these 3-4 times a day, or more.
Furthermore, she said, when elderly are dying and Hospice Care discontinues all medicines, suddenly the lucidity and heightened awareness of no longer taking these drugs wakes them up. In some cases, they they may live several more months or years.
This raises questions of Medical Malpractice regarding the elderly. People need to advocate for themselves or for their aging parents and siblings against taking too many pharmaceutical drugs.
I personally don’t plan to take any.
I also plan to start collecting Social Security at age 62 and continue to work in a capacity that harmonizes with my authentic self.
Any Social Security Benefit reduction I receive because of earned income is deferred and Social Security credits those amounts to my benefit record when I reach full retirement age. Our accountant recently shared this information with us and I just verified it in a Wall Street Journal Social Security piece.
We need to mine these jewels and share them. Let us remember that aging is a communal experience, a process where we feel connected to every other aging person on the planet, and to every other human, plant and beast. I foresee a silent revolution rising up to surprise and delight.
We will not age or die alone.
Om Peace Amen
Dear God/ess, Today is a good day to practice “Easy World.”
Julia Rogers Hamrick, in her recently published book, “Easy World,” says one of the ways to pinpoint where your mind and heart resides is to recognize the symptoms of “Difficult World.” Julia will be on MoonMooYou: The Collective Wisdom tonight, 11/23/10 at 6 PM/EST!
My guiding star, and you all probably have another one, is the presence of impatience, resulting in judgment, lack of compassion and mindless hurry.
We have 100% control and responsibility over which world we choose to reside in.
Difficult world is wrought with knee jerk reactions and loveless perception, and therefore never brings anyone happiness.
Easy world synchronizes with healing breath and breathing, with radiant peaceful love, and as we consciously choose this reality, and make this way of thinking a habit, the more we see that our entire essence is nothing more or less than Love.
Why do we need constant reminders to stay rooted in Easy World? Why can’t we suddenly arrive and never again slide back to unconscious, linear, left brain reality?
This Pray To Heal Blog is one example of a daily (now sans weekends) gentle reminder to make each moment a quiet adventure of the heart.
Ulysses feels the love that emanates from all of you here on this blog and elsewhere. His tumor is almost gone and this is a miracle of resting in daily prayer and learning to receive—baby step by baby step—the power of Unseen Forces.
Let us remember that Ulysses always lives in Easy World, whether he has a tumor, or not.
This is one of Life’s greatest lessons, taught to us by Ulysses Zen Master.
Om Peace Amen