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  1. Pastor George

    Sugar Plums

    So Teal, what about figgy pudding? The name is not very appetizing but I love fig bars and have wondered about Figgy Pudding.
  2. Wheee! You got me to laugh out loud! I need to pet more plants but some have issues such as cactus and poison ivy.
  3. Pastor George

    Collective Blindspot

    OK you got me! That's exactly what I've been going through. Blaming my family, wife and step-daughter for everything that's wrong. Problem is I've been blaming them for everything that's wrong with me! Traffic is a great tester of enlightenment. I found myself fussing about other people's driving then said,"you drive just like i do." and it's true the people who irritate me on the road are the one's who do the same things i do. Could that be true of my family as well? Yep. think so, but now I have to sort out how. Stay tuned...
  4. Pastor George

    Teal Tribe Down

    It was a sugar free cheesecake no candles required.
  5. Pastor George

    Teal Tribe Down

    I guess I'm the only one here having a fabulous time. I just celebrated my 70th birthday, actually the sugar free cheesecake is in the fridge so I'm still celebrating. The Hippie Church ministry that I started to make a safe place for the LGBTQ community has been disavowed by the DS along with the local church that I had relied on for sponsorship and support. No wonder the traditional church is dying if they refuse to change or even explore the possibilities. But that's OK! I was called by God to do this ministry and I will continue. If I am in harmony with the spirit, the universe then it will prosper if not then it will change. What a wild ride. We love you Teal! Be Blessed!
  6. Pastor George

    Meaning

    There is a great scene in PD Ospensky's book IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS where GI Gurdieff comes to do a presentation drunk, late he stumbles and slurs his way through and at the end stands and in a clear strong sober voice says "it's the message not the messenger that's important." and leaves.
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    Today's Mission

    Once we move away from the mechanical view we see the interrelations between things in a much more wholistic view. Energy flows like water. The waters of the earth comprise a system not unlike the waters of the body. The earth then can be seen as an organism with circulatory systems, skin, organs all in dynamic balance with each other. The cosmic universe reflects the subatomic. Try holding all that in your head for a moment; it'll blow your mind!
  8. Pastor George

    Today's Mission

    Thanks Teal, yes I agree we in the west tend to have a mechanized view of Chakras as though they were gears in an energy machine or switches in a circuit board when in fact they are much more like vortices, eddies in a stream of water, Chi energy, where the water turns and swirls and the flows on. By this analogy can we expect lesser Chakras to arise and dissipate as the flow moves and changes?
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    Meaning

    So that we could focus on th message not the messenger!
  10. George Potter <gdp6101@gmail.com>

    7:21 AM (0 minutes ago)

    to hello

    Dear Marianne,

    What a national treasure you are! No one has asked me to reply in my own words since Obama and his kitchen cabinet. I believe we are now too late to stop the coming environmental collapse we have caused by our disdain for life and failure to be good stewards of our world. Even if that is true we can't stop trying to mediate the damage and renew the natural systems that support all life on earth.

    Our currently fractured political system began when churches began to build their own schools to teach the Moral Majority values of creationism and obedience to higher authority that was embodied by right wing preachers and right wing politicians. The political solution involves recognizing that the fears of the people on the right are real and what they see and fear is true but that the 1% and their self seeking politicians have seen an opportunity to exploit these fears to gain power and manipulate the system for personal advantage.

    We need to love the right but hate the lies, we need to speak to the peoples fears but tell the truth about what it will take to save the world, you of all the candidates can do that because you feel the pain and know that Trump has tapped into the "shadow soul" of America. We fear the uncontrollable violent uncivilized Other, whether Black or foreign they are the source of all our problems because they are the source of our fears so it's easy to point that fear into a justification for banishing them from our shores, jailing them to protect our families, targeting their children, seeing them as inhuman and killing.

    The truth is the only way to combat fear is with love! We need to revision immigrants and minorities as our salvation, their working can save social security, their labor can rebuild America, their diversity can reignite the American Dream as available to all people all races all religions world wide. Their love of the earth as shown by their worship of nature can re-green our country and our world through wise use of resources and partnering with good science to mitigate the coming environmental collapse that "Inconvenient truth" that apocalyptic vision from Silent Spring and The Day after Tomorrow and others..

    It only takes a moment to kill, it takes a lifetime to grow a man or a tree. Love encourages growth and loving change, it encourages unity in our diversity, it encourages good stewardship of resources and points to sustainable practices as a way of safeguarding our grand children's future, it points to peace and it expects we will all share in both the bounty and the pain, it points to the commonality of fears and loves we all share regardless of color, language, culture. If we focus on what we have in common instead of our differences we are all the same  We can't kill those who are the same as us, they are us! We must share with those who have less by teaching them how to have more and they can teach us how to be happier with less and appreciate having time for family, friends and fun.

    I hope this helps! I'd love to continue the conversation but i gotta go now. Love and peace...

     

    1. Pastor George

      Pastor George

      Hey Teal what do you think of Marianne's campaign?

  11. Intention matters but so does presentation. If it is intended as a complement it should be taken as a complement but if is presented in such a way as to seem sarcastic or abrasive then most people will hear the tone louder than the words. If I give someone a thumbs up and they are from the middle east they may see it as if I've given them the finger! If I want to communicate effectively then it is up to me to be aware of the nonverbal cues I'm sharing and adjust them to the culture and sensitivities of the person I'm trying to communicate with.

  12. Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    If it doesn't yield the fruit of the Spirit it isn't Holy!

  13. Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    If it doesn't yield the fruit of the Spirit it isn't Holy!

  14. Do you get the attention you want...no? How about an attitude of gratitude for what you have? Namely the freedom to pay attention to what you like and love. If you want more attention then pay more attention. If you want more love be more loving. If you want more peace be more peaceful. If you want more joy be more joyful. If you want others to do better then reward those who do better with your love and attention. Stop giving all your time and attention to those who irritate you or those who anger you or those who abuse you it rewards them for being jerks and makes them worse!

  15. It's time to open up the idea of psychedelic assisted therapy as an effective alternative to traditional psychotherapy. Repeal the controlled substances act, treat addiction as a medical problem, bring our children home who are rotting in jail for nonviolent drug crimes, take the money out of illegal drugs and stop funding cartels and narco-terrorists and convince our churches that psychedelic induced visions are a spiritual experience so they can be the supportive community we need them to be.

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