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On Utopia

August 1, 2009

When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous. Everyone loves and respects their own parents and children as well as the parents and children of others. The old are cared for, adults have jobs, children are nourished and educated. There is a means of support for all those who are disabled or find themselves alone in the world. Everyone has an appropriate role to play in the family and society. Devotion to public duty leaves no place for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown. Sharing displaces selfishness and materialism.
— Confucius

“Without the Utopians of other times, men would still live in caves.…..Out of generous dreams come beneficial realities.
— Anatole France

“It is no longer enough to point out what we don’t like, we have to work out ‘What sort of society do we want?”
— Sheila Rowbotham

“The world is now too dangerous for anything less than utopia.
R. Buckminster Fuller

“The first arresting fact about the Utopians is that they were practical enough to try putting their ideas to the test of fact. Owing to the greater opportunities offered by a New Country, many of these trials were made in the United States. The familiar names of Brookfarm, New Hope, New Harmony, New Enterprise, record these efforts, and the personalities of Hawthorne, Horace Greeley, Ripley, Albert Brisbane, Henry James Sr., adorn a movement of ideas which continue to live, though in much modified form, in the modern world. Contrary to usual belief, the actual settlements did not all come to an end from incompetence or quarrels or unworkability. Some even grew rich and became the object of their nonsocialized neighbors’ envy…..”
— Jacques Barzun

Life without idealism is empty indeed.
Pearl S. Buck


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Gratitude: a Beautiful way to Flourish.

July 2, 2009

This video, featuring Brother David, a highly-respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Look, listen and be inspired by this powerful message on grateful living.

David Steindl-Rast interview on Gratefulness

July 1, 2009

Self Esteem, Christine Breeze says stop Self-Abuse

June 29, 2009

Many have self worth, self esteem issues, find it difficult to overcome depression and achieve happiness. Self help and self improvement can be done to build happiness and improve on low self worth, low self esteem and love the self again.    – Christine Breese

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The Gentle and Forgotten Art of Blessings

June 28, 2009

When we use our energy to bring light into the world, it combines with the light brought by others, to dispel the darkness.

Breathing for Quantum Sovereignty

June 15, 2009

Breath is the way in which the human instrument connects to this origin point anywhere in spacetime. Breath is the portal between the physical dimension and the quantum or interdimensional domains, but it is not the normal, autonomic breathing, rather it is a very specific breathing pattern that we call Quantum Pause.

Quantum Pause is a simple, four-stage process beginning with an in-breath of anywhere between three and six counts, depending on your lung capacity, posture, and degree of privacy. After you have gathered in your breath, breathing through your nose, you hold it (pause) for an equal count, and then exhale through your mouth, again, for the same count, and then hold (pause) for the same count.

The key is to maintain symmetry in each of the four segments of the process. If you are using a three count, apply it equally in each segment. It is not essential that you monitor this with precision, instead, apply a casual monitoring of your time for each segment and keep a consistency to the flow.

It is recommended to do three to four cycles in a row and then return to normal breathing.

This “normal” breathing period is called the Consolidation period. Keep your eyes closed throughout the process and sit with your back straight in a comfortable position, both feet on the ground. When you begin your consolidation period, it is a time for you to bring focus and all of your attention to those things that bubble to the surface of your consciousness, knowing that these arise for a reason. This is an excellent time to apply the Six Heart Virtues (appreciation, compassion, forgiveness, humility, valor, and understanding) to any thought or feeling that manifests.

This consolidation period usually lasts about three to five minutes, but there are no set time limits. Use your intuition to guide this period of time. Generally, each repetition of the consolidation, and usually there are four or five, becomes less crowded with thoughts or feelings, and by the time you enter the final consolidation period you have emptied yourself of thoughts and feelings and entered the quantum domain.

http://projectcamelot.org/james_wingmakers_sovereign_integral.html

Interviews with James

June 14, 2009

http://wingmakers.com/downloads/Interview_James_Session_1.mp3

Abraham-Hicks~ The Meaning of Life

June 7, 2009

A Beautiful Video on Joy