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1.09.2010

"No longer Esoteric, but now Basic Survival - The Example of King, Gandhi, Jesus..." SL

"No longer Esoteric, but now Basic Survival -T
he Example of King, Gandhi, Jesus..." SL

"The most powerful Peace Work: Simple, Kind, Acts of Humanity." SL

"The most powerful Peace Work:
Simple, Kind, Acts of Humanity."  SL

Like, Gadhi's march to the sea
to collect tax-free salt.

Like MLK Jr's freedom marches.

"Hate cannot eliminate hate;
only Love can do that."  MLK Jr.



1.08.2010

"Our Pleasure is Death to the Poor, then US. Loving for Joy would Save US." SL

"Our Pleasure is Death to the Poor, then US. Loving for Joy would Save US."  SL

1.06.2010

EXTREMELY URGENT: Sea Shepherd Anti-Whaling RAMMED and SUNK. Survivors.


My Goodness! "Peace Work IS 1. Being, 2. Establishing, 3. Building the "New Normal."

[NOTE: This is among my most difficult, most important insights.]

With the current "Normal" - Killing, Bloodshed, Exploitation, Environmental
Destruction are NORMAL, TO  BE EXPECTED, THE LIKELY OUTCOME OF
OUR "NORMAL" WAY OF BEING - I MEAN, OUR "SELFISH" WAY OF BEING.

"Few people chose war.  They chose SELFISHNESS and the result
was war."  David Dellinger.

Note:  Regarding the following, reflect on our major movements toward
Peace, Humanity, Health - Civil Rights, Suffrage, Anti-Apartheid, EARLY
Christianity... and you may see the usefulness of the following framework
of understanding.

"Example is not the major thing in influencing people.  It is the only
thing."  Albert Schweitzer.

Peace Work, or in "religious" terms, Saving folks and societies, is:

1.  Being the "Change,"  the New Normal, that is, the Universal Love
incarnate we need to see in the world.

2.  Establishing the New Normal: By virtue of Being the
New Normal, SOME ONLOOKERS MAY "SEE" THAT THEY
ARE NOT NORMAL, NOT "HEALTHY," NOT THE "NEW NORMAL," AND
WISH TO BE "HEALED,"  TO BECOME "HEALTHY" TOO.  Peace Work,
Saving involves explicitly facilitating this awakening to the new normal.
KEY: Folks don't Change unless they "see" that they are Not Normal,
"Un-Healthy," Un-Human..." in whatever terms [again, think civil rights,
suffrage, early Christianity, anti-apartheid....]
  This stage of the
process involves the establishment of a critical mass, as small as that
may be - a nucleus of those that have become the "New Normal," the
change we need to see; the EMBODIMENT of the New Normal, the
New Way of Being Human.

3.  Building the New Normal using 1 and 2 above as the foundation
and template, using new "institutions" to proliferate the New Normal
WHILE avoiding the almost inevitable, ENTIRELY FATAL step of
Institutional-IZING the New Normal - which is certain Death, and
certain STRENGTHEN the Old Normal - that has us on the edge of
destroying what Civilization there is, once and for all.

SL

UNTRUSTWORTH - NEED NOT IMPLY MOTIVE. (But USUALLY shows lack thereof)

OMG, I was so disgustingly over-privileged in my youth.  Hideous. Truly SHAMEful.

My Favorite car I ever had was this, below, blue, but not this exact one.  Given to me, of course. :-(

I had to get rid of it.  Doing so broke my heart. (Yes, that was  wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
sick, but it did. I've grown some since, in my Values, thank God).

It could not be depended  upon to do what I needed done, when I needed it.  It was a freekin
car!  It had no malice!  It had no mal-intent!  But it was undependable.  As fun, beautifully
designed, stunning, high performing (when not broken) as it was, I needed something I could
EXTREMELY depend on.  And it was not EXTREMELY dependable.  With all its huge virtues,
it was a disaster for me, and it went.

UNTRUSTWORTHY - NEED NOT IMPLY MOTIVE.  (But USUALLY shows lack thereof)

sl

ps:  But Untrustworthy ALMOST ALWAYS RESULTS FROM LACK OF MOTIVE - THE MOTIVE
TO MEET EXPECTATIONS REGARDLESS OF PERSONAL PRICE PAID TO DO SO - This is the actual,
PROFESSIONAL definition of '"Quality:"  MEETING EXPECTATIONS.'  Lack of it bankrupt GM,
and slaughtered countless workers.

pps:  MG, the car co (below), ultimately went out of business exactly cuz their cars were untrustworthy;
stunning, fun, clever, high performance... but untrustworthy - and ultimately - worthless thereby.

ppps:  Friends, Family, this note is about me, about trustworthiness, and not you.  but know
that I really appreciate your trustworthiness.  :-)

pppps:  Trustworthiness is next to Godliness.  Seriously.  And untrustworthinness is Death;
sooner or later, it is Death.

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SL here. OK friends, Torture session over

I think.  :-)    :-(

I KNOW I've been deluging you with email,
AND I CAN'T SWEAR it will stop!!!!  ("Do not swear,"
is one of CJ's prime Commands.  Seriously.)

I get very hyped up around Christ-mass.

But I EXPECT to leave it to you to Subscribe
or NOT to the following sites if you wish to
follow in what is Revealed to me.  And if
so led, to have others do so.

I expect you will see my email torrent cease,
or subside substantially for a time.

Your Loving brother,

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"Blessed are the Givers. THEY are the FILTHY RICH ONES...!!!" SL

Blessed are the Givers.  (Translation: 
The Givers are Blessed! 
They are FILTH RICH in
Love, Joy, Peace-of-Heart, Life!)

"NEEDLESS Poverty kills 28 mill kids/yr. Why WOULDN'T we GIVE OUR LIVES to stop that?" SL

"NEEDLESS Poverty kills 28 mill kids/yr.
Why WOULDN'T we GIVE OUR LIVES to stop that?" 

Blessed are the Givers.  (Translation: 
The Givers are Blessed! 
They are FILTH RICH in
Love, Joy, Peace-of-Heart, Life!)

SL

"WERE dying for us, not DID die for us, is the key to "getting" King, Gandhi, Jesus...." SL

"WERE dying for us, not DID die for us,
is the key to "getting" King, Gandhi, Jesus...." 
SL

We simplify to the point of TOTAL DISTORTION AND ERROR
when we make a big deal of the murder of King, Gandhi,
Jesus, Romero....

The point of them is not that they RISKED Dying, and WERE
murdered, killed, DIED.  NO!

The POINT of them is that EVERY DAY THEY WERE DYING,
OUT OF UNIVERSAL LOVE TOTALLY GIVING OF THEIR LIFE,
TOTALLY GIVING OF THEIR FLESH FOR THE WELLBEING OF
THOSE SUFFERING.

"WERE dying for us, not DID die for us,
is the key to "getting" King, Gandhi, Jesus...." 
SL

"Love as I have Loved." 
CJ

WE are to be a SHINING EXAMPLE of such Love. 
There IS no other hope.

SL

1.05.2010

Johnson & Johnson heiress dead at 30 CNN. Material Over-Privilege IS Death - Living or otherwise


Material Over-Privilege
IS Death -
Living or otherwise

Johnson & Johnson heiress dead at 30


"Over-privilege is
EVERYTHING
over
your share
of the
Global Pie." 

SL inspired by Gandhi



"Harsh." Of 370 Gospel Categorizations, "Harsh" is the most frequent.

For 8 days now or so I've been studying Jesus' words, and
categorizing His words, verse by verse , that I may come to more
deeply, MUCH more deeply grasp, learn and BE GRASPED
by what He died to tell  us.  We will not make it unless we
begin to stand on his shoulders.  Time's up for us.

Of 370 Gospel Categorizations I found myself creating
(Universal Love, Family, Our Father, Scribe....), "Harsh"
is the most frequent along with Our Father, Universal Love, and
One Immediate Family-No Double Standards.

This guy Jesus found it essential to be Harsh, in such a Cruel,
Deadly, Suffering, "Harsh," world; that has gotten much,
much, much more evil since then; including our new, powerful
immunity to Him and the Truths He died to show us.

Now, "Harsh" is not to be confused with Anger, or
Hostility, both of which He unequivocally labeled - Deadly
Errors (Sins).

One out of every seven verses of his words, out of 340
Matt. verses of Jesus in all, I had to label HARSH.

Huh. William Thomas / Thomas More. And "A Man for All Seasons."

"WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?  WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?"
Peter Paul and Mary 1962   Listen here

Huh.  I just this second realized - Thomas More, and Wm. THOMAS, both
had the same name.  I was thinking of the play because
Thomas loved it so.

It seems that when I told our [William] Thomas prop1.org
about it maybe 3 years ago he had never heard of the story,
a play really, "A Man for All Seasons."  I got it for him, and he
watched it over, and over, and over, and over. 

I got it for him because it is a story that has gripped
me since I first saw the movie many decades ago.  And I wept
when I saw it, as did our Thomas.  It made me think of
our Thomas - his better nature - the Profoundly Good Man.

It is about a man, a good man, THE ONE GOOD MAN IN ENGLAND,
THAT would NOT, IF IT COST HIM HIS VERY LIFE do anything,
say anything, victimize anyone, do whatever it took to stay in the graces of
their patron - Henry VIII.  EVERYONE ELSE IN ENGLAND,
(except for his stoic wife and sheroic daughter) WOULD,
AND DID.  Thomas More's CRIME was that he would not
SUCK UP TO THE PATRON HENRY VIII, as all the other courtiers,
parasites actually, would and did, ENDLESSLY.  Why would he not? 
Because that would be betrayal, of Truth, Goodness, Humanity, of his
fellow human beings, and his FRIEND Henry VIII.  "It is as much
a duty to not cooperate with evil, as it is to avoid doing evil."
Gandhi.

Henry of course had the loot, castles, food, entertainment, and
even the power to cause anyone's death [ultimately Thomas More's].

So the parasites, the Takers, did their infinite role plays, contortions, flatteries,
deceits, lies, fakeries, games, charades, token contributions... and they lived,
[if being a parasite is actually "living???"].  Thomas More, who would not,
was for a long, long, long time tolerated - and then he was put to death,
by them all [except his wife and daughter.]  Like Jesus before him,
and King and Gandhi after him, and martyrs and Saints.

I give you our...

Corporations [in which I spent my adult life],
Government (but under Pr. Obama DRAMATICALLY less so),
Military,
Church,
GOP,
Progressives,
Peace Movement,
Intelligentsia,
Universities,
OUR VERY FAMILIES,
OUR VERY COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE LIVE....

"WHEN WILL [WE] EVER LEARN?  WHEN WILL [WE] EVER LEARN?"
Peter Paul and Mary  Listen here

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE Listen here
Pete Seeger- Sanga Music Inc -BMI

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?


Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing?
Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago?
Where have all the young girls gone?
Gone for husbands everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?


Where have all the husbands gone, long time passing?
Where have all the husbands gone, long time ago?
Where have all the husbands gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?


Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?


Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?


Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?




1.04.2010

Jesus - He was ENTIRELY about re-conceiving Family, IN THIS LIFE. ENTIRELY.

Duh - you say?  :-)  Yes, I AM slow.  But my head is spinning with
the implications, grasping it, letting it grasp me, checking to see
if this is a correct understanding....  Huge.

I continue in more than a week's immersion in Jesus words,  as
I do every Christ-mass week or so now, in these last few days
specifically in Matthew, just for practical reasons.  Line by line, over
and over.

I am Stunned by the new appreciation that has exploded
within me this time - how CENTRAL is His notion, His Vision,
His Belief that THE VITAL DISTINCTION among us IN THIS LIFE  is which of
two Families we belong to - His Father's or, by whatever name,
Satan's, Greeds, Lusts, Selfinessess's.  That EVERYTHING, Every
Hope depends on 1. we as individuals bringing to TOP OF MIND
an ACUTE AWARENESS ALWAYS OF WHAT PRIMARY FAMILY WE ARE TRULY
IN - That of the Givers or the Takers (including bio-fam as PRIMARY
affiliation, instead of Givers/Father's), Our Father's and Satan's
respectively.  And, 2. that what being Saved means, what being
Converted means is Moving IN THE HEART and BODY from the Family of
the Takers to the Family of the Givers; and in doing so we
create or increase the opportunity of attracting others to
Convert to His Family.  THIS IS HUGE FOR ME.  HUGE.  It is what
has been going on in me for a decade or more, but to more clearly
see it, that is a massive gift.  And it can aid me in His Work.

It is only Start that didn't "get this?"  "Who is my mother, who
are my brothers," is NOT just a really important aside.  It is the
whole mission for Jesus to A. make the distinction of 2 Families
CLEAR (I came to divide), B. Elevate Our Father's Family - the
Kingdom; and C. Get us about Saving ourselves and Others
by joining the currently minute Family of Givers, Our Father's
Family.

I have much more growing to do in these coming days in this
new clarity.

If it is Our Father's will that you do so, I sure wouldn't mind
if you scanned my Journey from time to time
herehttp://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/

XXXXXXXXXXX

SL


1.03.2010

Con't: Selfishness IS Hell. There IS no other. None other is needed.

It's that we are born these nearly infinitely Giving,
Universally Loving, Creative Spirits, and when our
culture stuffs into ever smaller containers of Selfishness,
well it is Hell - Prison - living Death, Clinically.  And the
Madness is, most of us don't see it, and think everything
is fine.  It isn't.  Not for us, not for those we lead into
the same Walking Deadness.  Will the sleepers awake?

------------

The Hell of Selfishness
is the prevailing feelings of

Want

Deadness

Emptiness

Cravings

Meaninglessness

Bordom

Anxiety

With just enough Pleasure mixed in that
we think this is

Normal

How things should be

As good as it gets

NOPE.

Giving, Otherishness, Universal Loving

ARE Heaven.
ARE as Good as it Gets



Selfishness IS Hell. There IS no other. None other is needed.

The Hell of Selfishness
is the prevailing feelings of

Want

Deadness

Emptiness

Cravings

Meaninglessness

Bordom

Anxiety

With just enough Pleasure mixed in that
we think this is

Normal

How things should be

As good as it gets

NOPE.

Giving, Otherishness, Universal Loving

ARE Heaven.
ARE as Good as it Gets


"War IS the Answer! Killing and Bloodshed are Not. War of Mass Construction, IS." SL

"War IS  the Answer! 
Killing and Bloodshed are Not.
Mass Construction, IS." SL

"Jesus' Teaching: There are 2 Families - The Hearts/Givers, and The Tumors/Takers. Of which Family are you? Really?" SL

I've spent this Christ-mass week immersed in the words of Jesus, line by line, over and over.
This is what I've found. This is a very big advance in clarity for me:

"Jesus' Teaching is this:

There are 2 Families -

Health's Life "Givers"
(The HEARTS/GIVERS:
Gandhi, King,
Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Diane Wilson, Col. Ann Wright,
William Thomas...)

or,

Cancer's Life "Takers"
(The TUMORS/TAKERS:
Trump, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton,
Tom Buchannan (Great Gatsby),
Skimpole (Bleak House)....).

Of which family are you?
Really?

Your Soul depends on
the right answer.

SALVATION'S entirely about which
Family you end up in; WE end up in."

SL