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  1. Principled

    Principled Well-Known Member

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    With the horrific news from New Zealand today, my heart goes out to all the victims and their families and friends. What is the answer in a world increasingly polarised by hatred? Surely it's love?
    This is a remarkable account of a remarkable man.

    CHOOSE LOVE

    "Hate had just killed the six people who mattered most to me in the world. I decided then that I would spend the rest of my life, whether it was a few days or many years, loving every person I came in contact with."
    Love and peace to all."

    Judy
     
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    One day Judy, one day.
     
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    I have not read the article yet Judy but if only everyone would at least try to love and accept instead of criticize and hate.... if only.

    Ange
     
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    Hey, great to see you again here! :) The excerpt from the book is very powerful - I hope you do read it.
     
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    This is an inspiring audio of a Rabbi and his wife who could have chosen to condemn, to feel hatred, resentment and fear, but chose instead to reach out in love and forgiveness.

    The rabbi and the KKK

    I've posted this in the past in word form, but it's much more powerful to hear his own words - and his delightful sense of humour. :)

    No-one is beyond redemption. I truly believe that.
     
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    Love is an intensely personal revolution.
    An increasing number of people talk, dream and aspire to LOVE that will be global, encompassing the entire human experience.
    Each dreamer of love must go through that personal revolution, then love remains the only option. Otherwise the same mind is indulging in empty hope, wishful thinking or dare I say, passing the buck to all the humanity
    Love cannot happen in highjacked minds. It just will not. Love and sleep-walk cannot happen at the same time. Masses are in a state of sleep walk- perfectly capable of discussing all kinds of sublime ideas, concepts and philosophies, yet deep sleep is what we function in.

    For love to become a global functionality, every single living beingbhas to experience it personally first.....and then

    That is not going to happen, just yet, anyway. Just yet is the only play ground we have.

    Paradox of life is too immense.

    Polarized thought is not recent. Minds are always polarized. Conditioned mind cannot function in balance. Our little self is invested in sides, mine thine. Look back, ever since first human, violence has been there, mine thine, separation has been a shadow of mankind.

    More Wars than peaceful times. History repeats itself. Because it's the same mind that was functioning in the cave man, as in today's civilized well dressed man....

    This presence of violence,hatred, suffering itself is the catalyst for personal revolution. This chaos, mess, dysfunctionality is the only reason why anybody ever has jumps into the river of fire and come out as pure gold.

    Suffering hate, violence unloving all that sucks is a Jumping board for personal revolution. One jumps at a time.

    In the meantime, if the 4, 3, or even 2 in a family can make perfect peace, lovingness with each other, that will contribute to global peace.
    Our immediate family is the only starting point there is. Yet 99% families cannot achieve even that....

    One person, one family attaining to love is the answer. Even if one family or even one couple are beyond mind games, mine-thine agenda, judgement, personal agenda, it's a sign that love has happened. That may have immense ripple effect simply because a personal revolution has taken place.
    Love itself is just an idea. A nice sounding one, but an idea nevertheless
     
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    Thanks for this Ruby. I understand where you're coming from. We all need to move up to a higher level of consciousness and we have to start with ourselves and our immediate family and friends.

    I believe (and know) that love is not just a human attribute, but its source is divine, infinite Love, which is always present to turn to, for guidance, protection, comfort. Divine Love is not just a feeling, but a power. It's the power that forced Larry in the audio above to turn away from hatred and embrace his higher selfhood.

    What you said reminds me of a prophecy given by Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science) - but it does have a happy ending! (When she uses the term Science - she is referring to spiritual reality, the knowledge of absolute Truth)

    "Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christendom with chains.

    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit. Before error is wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will continue unto the end, β€” until the final spiritualization of all things. β€œThe darkest hour precedes the dawn.”

    This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.

    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless."

    (Science and Health 95:28–24)


    Love and peace,

    Judy
     
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    You know it as well as I do, Judy, the love she talks of is not that of choice or will. That is love after the crossing of personal "river of fire".

    So that prophecy is going to hold true to those who jump off the cliff of suffering and joyously wade Submit small self at the alter of divine self
    It's happy ending alright.
    But she seems to say that both polarities continue as they are now. Those who embrace inner science attain to love, those who are oblivious to that science play this game differently, according to the dictates of small self
    In either case it's personal, not global peace.

    Love as a concept bores me as it is regurgitated mercilessly and ceaselessly. Everyone is talking of love. It's a doing thing, a verb.

    Love( haha!)

    I
     
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    Brilliant! :D
     
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    It was not by accident that Jesus preached love. He knew that it unlocked Creation's ideas that are the source of our existence.
     
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    Absolutely! Thanks Scomm.
     

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