One of the things which has been on my mind, and is a recurring theme, is how to improve self and the world around us. It doesn’t take an advanced degree to figure out that things are a real mess and many improvements need to be made. It is time to offer solutions- the first thing is to work on self and then as circumstance allows work on your immediate environment and then the larger world.

In my view, the over riding chaos about us has been orchestrated by a small group of people in each country who want to control and destroy. That is their evil nature and design. Keep the personal thing going- maintain control and watch the people suffer. That is my take on the situation and requires a much fuller discussion, but what I want to offer here is a solution: human development as a balance to this planned destruction.

Each of us comes to this planet with a unique set of personal strengths and a life plan to actualize and contribute. What has been omitted from most of our schooling and training is this central aspect to our nature. What we are seeing is a re-emergence of this focus. The Light may dim but refuses not to shine. This is the remedy to the evil and darkness about us.

Until now what has traditionally been presented as ‘spiritual learning’ has been a decayed and flawed version. There is a real, vibrant spiritual dimension and is available in all the great traditions- but you have to go deep and have to be in touch personally with this inner aspect. It is available to everyone and the goal of all authentic traditions is for the student to access this part of themselves. We have been given enough for the journey; but most have to remember or relearn how to access that part of themselves.

By corrupt design, this training has been left out and is the missing piece. Individually, this is the part that will balance the darkness and collectively the piece that is needed in the world to make it a more humane place. What we need are multiple efforts on many levels, designed to bring about well rounded and healthy individuals who think about self and others. There needs to be a world wide initiative and discussion with the focus: how to create better people? And it will take many people working together in many different ways for this to happen.



Glorious Sunrise

Since the very beginning this Battle has been going on. Darkness and Light who will win?   Can’t you see the destruction: the loss of personal will, energy and freedoms; the hungry, the homeless, the endless wars with ever sophisticated weapons; the drugs and social problems without end. Yes. The ruins are all around us: […]

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A Star for the Dark Night

It has been awhile since I’ve been to the top of the mountain and danced with stars. Again the stars beckon and remind me of my Eternal Self. The Self that has traveled to so many places and experienced so many things. It is the Self that will take me onward up into the night […]

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Your Own Answer

As the sun falls below the horizon and the flowers close to the evening cold my heart turns to That which brought us here.   Here there is much beauty and much struggle: that is the nature of this experience. Darkness and Light- why all the ups and downs? To this, you must find your […]

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In My Time

In my time on this planet I have tried to bring you Closer; To offer up a fresh taste of the Essence That gives Life to all things.   Why do you turn your head. Do you not believe That this is possible. To join with the Timeless, Sustaining, Essence that gives everything Its Form […]

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Ramblings On Communication

I don’t get many personal phone calls or e-mails anymore. Much of this is my own doing and some of it due to circumstance. Of the calls and e-mails I get, a lot are from people trying to sell something or scam. Numerous relatives, friends and contemporaries are no longer with us, and not being […]

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Summer Heat

As we approach Memorial Day, people are preparing for summer: lawns are getting cut, swimming pools are being set-up, dogs receive summer cuts, students are graduating and people walk around in shorts and tank tops. Personally, as it warms up, I steer away from the heat of the sun and stay in doors a lot- […]

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Short Subjects (3)

Improving The Camp Site One of the teachings around camping: leave the camp site better than when you found it. The carry-over: take ‘improving the camp site’ to the larger world. Make your personal contribution and role in society that which improves self, family and your community/world. -SB Republicans & Democrats What if there were […]

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Observations On Conformity

“Even the non-conformist conforms to non-conformity.” Initially, don’t remember who said this, and in a sense it is true. These are the 2 main terrestrial forms that are part of our present Design and, for the most part, make-up our range of choice. However for the spiritual traveler there is a third option; one foot […]

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Planned Obsolescence

I am older and recall a time in the world of cars, when planned obsolescence was a focus. In past decades, typically, Detroit designed a car to begin needing regular repair at 50 k miles and it was rare that a vehicle reached 100 k without a major problem. It occurs to me, that several […]

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You Always Make It

One day, when I was overly worrying about something and not sure if events would be favorable, my father offered these words. You know, he said, when I was younger and anxious if I would be successful in a situation, somehow, I always was. Sometimes, things were messy and painful but I always made it. […]

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