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by Welles
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: What You Missed that Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade
Replies: 1
Views: 9

What You Missed that Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade

What You Missed that Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade — a poem by Brad Aaron Modlin Mrs. Nelson explained how to stand still and listen to the wind, how to find meaning in pumping gas,   how peeling potatoes can be a form of prayer. She took questions on how not to feel lost in the dark.   Aft...
by Welles
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: The Way to Peace — by Phyllis Krystal
Replies: 3
Views: 14

The Way to Peace — by Phyllis Krystal

Tread lightly on the days stretched out ahead of you. Leave as little mark as possible on your own ego self. Let the light from within enclose each day. And when it is finished, Blow it away as you would a soap bubble And move forward unencumbered By old memories, mistakes, and successes. This is t...
by Welles
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Love vs. Attachment — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Love vs. Attachment — by Jack Kornfield

Hi Welles I have more commentary from Hazrat Inayat Khan to share. Yesterday’s, “bowl of saki” seemed to relate in a way to the quote you’ve posted above. Yep. I'd say they are similar themes from different cultural bases. That suggests an increase in commonality as we approach unity I believe. htt...
by Welles
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Out of the darkness comes the light
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Out of the darkness comes the light

Yo Bryan! That really is a powerful meditation. Keep up the good work!

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by Welles
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just a great quote on happiness from Bertrand Russell
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Just a great quote on happiness from Bertrand Russell

“I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.” — Bertrand Russell

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by Welles
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stone By Stone — Alanda Greene
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Stone By Stone — Alanda Greene

"It’s digging time. The spring has been cold and wet, the soil is heavy and sodden. Still, it has to be turned. It’s slow work and just one narrow row of pushing and lifting the garden fork, dropping and loosening the hard lumps with strategic whacks, has me puffing and sweating. “Only one small ro...
by Welles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Messiah Is One Of Us — by Megan McKenna
Replies: 0
Views: 22

The Messiah Is One Of Us — by Megan McKenna

This is a wonderful little story. Here's the first paragraph... "Once upon a time there was a wise abbot of a monastery who was the friend of an equally wise rabbi. This was in the old country, long ago, when times were always hard, but just then they were even worse. The abbot’s community was dwin...
by Welles
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Near Miss — by Stuart M. Perkins 
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Near Miss — by Stuart M. Perkins 

Stuart is a short story writer. He writes some of the most heart-felt works I've found on the internet. I can't excerpt or paraphrase this without lessening the impact so I won't. Trust me on this one. It will be worth your time to read it... especially if you are feeling rushed. Near Miss — by Stu...
by Welles
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Holly Near Sings "The Souls Are Coming Back"
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Holly Near Sings "The Souls Are Coming Back"

This is Holly Near's anthem to a 'Planet Called Home'.

https://youtu.be/AISD0cupGBY

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by Welles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: The Gift — by Mary Oliver
Replies: 1
Views: 34

The Gift — by Mary Oliver

The Gift — by Mary Oliver Be still, my soul, and steadfast.  Earth and heaven both are still watching though time is draining from the clock and your walk, that was confident and quick, has become slow. So, be slow if you must, but let the heart still play its true part. Love still as once you love...
by Welles
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Harvest Time — from Steve McCurry's Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Harvest Time — from Steve McCurry's Blog

Steve McCurry is a wonderful photographer who puts together themed collections on his photo blog. He intersperses the images with wonderful quotes. This post is all about harvest time and included two quotes that are worth separate consideration. The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. 
So...
by Welles
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Love vs. Attachment — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Love vs. Attachment — by Jack Kornfield

"The near enemy of love is attachment. Attachment masquerades as love. It says, “I will love this person because I need them.” Or, “I’ll love you if you’ll love me back. I’ll love you, but only if you will be the way I want.” This isn’t love at all – it is attachment – and unhealthy attachment is r...
by Welles
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Love vs. Attachment — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Love vs. Attachment — by Jack Kornfield

"The near enemy of love is attachment. Attachment masquerades as love. It says, “I will love this person because I need them.” Or, “I’ll love you if you’ll love me back. I’ll love you, but only if you will be the way I want.” This isn’t love at all – it is attachment – and unhealthy attachment is r...
by Welles
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How I Practice Dying every Day — by Angela Warburton
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: How I Practice Dying every Day — by Angela Warburton

Hi Eric, For me that article reinforced the idea of making each day really count. In my mind I don't 'die' at all but simply make a transition to the next stage of my journey. Living each day as if it were my last tends to focus my attention toward spiritual values for that's what I can take with me...
by Welles
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How I Practice Dying every Day — by Angela Warburton
Replies: 2
Views: 37

How I Practice Dying every Day — by Angela Warburton

"And when I practice dying everyday, my life feels richer. I’m more present. I see the gifts around me. I appreciate more. Imagine if we all just practiced dying everyday. If we took stock like it was our last day on this planet. What might we do differently? Who might we reach out to? What little ...
by Welles
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to Focus and Concentrate Better — by James Clear
Replies: 0
Views: 17

How to Focus and Concentrate Better — by James Clear

The introductory story that James tells to begin this article is wonderful. More than any other reason that's why I'm posting this article. However consider that God's Focus and Concentration are infinite and eternal so to become more aligned with Divinity increasing your attention span is a valuab...
by Welles
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: The Voice — a poem by Shel Silverstein
Replies: 2
Views: 34

The Voice — a poem by Shel Silverstein

The Voice — by Shel Silverstein There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, 'I feel that this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.' No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what's right for you - just listen to the voice that speaks inside. http://www.theore...
by Welles
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Sun Is The Perfect Example — by Vinoba Bhave
Replies: 0
Views: 17

The Sun Is The Perfect Example — by Vinoba Bhave

"The sun is the perfect example of acting without desire. When the sun rises does the idea enter its mind to say, 'I shall banish the darkness, I shall urge the birds to fly, and I will set people working'? No, the sun always stays still, and yet its stillness makes the world go around." That's the...
by Welles
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."
Replies: 40
Views: 453

Re: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."

Would you might expanding on what your understanding of reflectivity is? I'm hazy on the concept. Me too, Peggy. I'm going to offer my feel for the term and then add the part of the UB that is pretty clear. I feel that reflectivity is the action of communication within a unified field. To use a mat...
by Welles
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."
Replies: 40
Views: 453

Re: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."

Last night as I was pondering everything in my brain, the concept of "reflectivity" popped into my mind - it is one of the things talked about in her channelings, that Spirit will be moving away from T/Ring to other methods of communication. The concept wouldn't leave my mind, so I did some UB rese...
by Welles
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."
Replies: 40
Views: 453

We will not disappoint you. — by Wivine

I've just sampled the latest message from Wivine found on the link that Peggy provided. (Thanks, Peggy!) It was particularly valuable, I thought, because it spoke to me personally. While I'm still interested in all the variety of spiritual paths people take I'm not seeking direction from them but r...
by Welles
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."
Replies: 40
Views: 453

Re: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."

Hi Peggy, Good find. I've never encountered Wivine's work or even a reference to her before. The link describing the bilocation light-bringing certainly seems to be a Borderlands clearing project based on what we've learned here. For me this thread is fascinating. It has expanded my awareness of th...
by Welles
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dear God, help me out with the basics, would you? — by Danielle LaPorte 
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Dear God, help me out with the basics, would you? — by Danielle LaPorte 

"Dear God, Show me how to love the ones that are like, really hard to love. The misogynists and boundary bullies, the fake leaders and land-rapers. Actually, for the sake of efficiency, just show me how to love the most greedy. That should cover it. (But while we’re at it, help me out with the Mean...
by Welles
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."
Replies: 40
Views: 453

Re: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."

It seems as if that's what we have been doing, letting other's carry the work load while we sit back living and loving. Seems as if that's repeatedly been the case since the beginning of humanity... I question if that's enough Hi Kim, You have to do that which feels necessary. Once we start on a sp...
by Welles
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."
Replies: 40
Views: 453

Re: Celestial message, "A Task At Hand..."

If the goal of this dispensation is to clear the borderlands all the way down to it's last level to help raise the vibration of Urantia. I would say that is one of the elements of the spiritual quickening good old Urantia needs and a messy one at that. We've learned in this thread that some are con...