Writer Sophia Quzi
Someone once said to Socrates, “I never learned anything from what you spoke but from your company. Even if you were not in the same room I knew if you were in the building or not.” In the world today there are various forms of peacelessness and various ways of spreading it. Someone who is worried doesn’t think he is spreading what is opposite of peacefulness. Perhaps he thinks it just stays in his body’s cells and does not spread outwards but it stretches further than the earth. A person who has opinions that involves dislike or mistrust of anyone is hurting everyone. Nature lovers hurt the nature. Greedy people damage their own children. Animal lovers hurt animals. Not liking someone is disliking everyone as is disliking my job. A politician will be spiritually incorrect. A person can only become peaceful when they start the work of undoing what they have done. When we are soul conscious and connect our intellects in yoga with the higher self, we will continue to receive this current. The damage will be undone and the 5 elements as well as every soul within a costume of 5 elements will become cooperative with our task. Today…leave your own problem and worries aside be peaceful and allow others to be in peace.
A pal was concerned she has to do a legal transaction today and is a little superstitious about doing it on the Ides of March. What I’ve learned is how powerful it can be to recognize and celebrate the metaphor within the superstition. I think the Ides of March is the perfect time to close on one segment of your life and begin another. Historically the Ides of March has to do with death and destruction, however death precedes rebirth and destruction clears the way for infinite potential. I think it’s perfectly fitting and the perfect day for it.
I love calls like this. When we last spoke in 2015, a friend was bummed she could not get employed in the field she’d been trained for. Then she had to stick close to home to care for a declining parent. I suggested she change her idea of what kind of job she “should” have and to look in her immediate vicinity for what was needed. ♡ She lived in a neighborhood of many folks she did not know. I suggested she get to know them and see if she could help them out, cleaning, cooking, yard care, running errands, organizing, taking retirees to appointments, writing out checks for bills etc. for a fair price. ♡ A corporate professional for 30 years, she scoffed at the idea. She called tonight to let me know that is exactly what she’s been doing since about six months after we spoke. She’s been happier and more relaxed and has as much work as she wants with people she now considers friends and family. ♡ Ok. so she didn’t win the lotto and she doesn’t live in a mansion and have a yacht out back but if you ask me, this is a success story.
Watching Greenleaf on Netflix. Provocative dialogue. When asked “Do you really think there’s a Hell? Someplace where people get punished for all eternity?” Bishop Greenleaf responds. “I’ve never been much for this God of punishment. I know the Bible says it’s a fact, but I’ve never seen any evidence of it myself. Most sin, to me, seems like it brings its own suitcase of pain with it when it walks in the door. That being said… I think when we die, we go immediately and completely into the presence of the pure love of God. And for some of us, depending on what we’ve done, to discern in that moment how much damage we did, how good it all could have been otherwise… that’s going to feel like Hell.”
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This is what happens when you didn’t really see the movie but you just repeat what someone else told you the movie was about. “Did you ever speak to a friend about a popular movie? And it’s fun- you are mentioning lots of parts of the movie? – did you see that part – so great – did you see this part? Awesome? And then 1/2 way through the discussion you realize they never saw the movie? This is how I feel talking to Christians – they clearly never read the Bible and speaking to establishment (R) and (D) – they clearly have never read the constitution. Just hold the book you never read and have a flag fly in back of you for a country you know nothing about and don’t believe in.”
Well said, Patrick William Panda, me, too.
Watching Greenleaf on Netflix. Oprah Winfrey has a great line in the show, talking to a brother threatening her. “I don’t know how you got to be the way you are. It’s one thing to be sick, it’s another thing to go walking around peacocking about it. But I remember my Bible and that kind of prancing is reserved for Satan.” LOL we’ve certainly seen quite a bit of that the last 50 days. Continue reading
Republicans should not act so surprised when all those years of dog whistling gets them an actual dog. Will Bason
George Washington Carver was one of my biggest heroes of all time. A favorite former bf on our first date we sat under my mulberry tree talking about the power of contemplation and he told me all about everything George Washington Carver thought it to do with the peanut.