This is Religion to me

“My religion is kindness,

A good mind. A good heart.

Warm feelings.

These are the most important things.”

The Dalai Lama

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I AM…

In this modern world, there’s a lot of pressure on all of us. The world situation, work, family, study, relationships. We live with a mountain of concerns and sometimes it appears insurmountable! We are tempted to say “I’M NOT”, but please resist these words at all costs! Instead, let’s proclaim loud and clear our “I AM” list. And when we say ‘I AM’, see these letters twenty feet high and blazing golden in the morning sun! And let’s not let our perceived ‘truths’ get in the way either, because ‘belief precedes reality’. Go on! Make it rich and beautiful and heroic, uplifting and super positive.

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An Epiphany

When we say “We are One”, do we actually believe it? Intrinsically, I know and accept that our beliefs create our reality, but can we honestly assist in the creation of ‘Oneness’ if we actually think, Sure! We are One, except for those guys, or that religion, or the other thing, can we? Makes no sense! And if we say “Embrace All That Is”, surely it must be absolute? As our personal ‘Game of Life’ unfolds and individually and collectively we seek to manifest a loving and peaceful world, let’s include everyone in our thoughts, friends and foes alike. Because like it or not, that’s Oneness.

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TIME TO ACT AS IF

In this modern world, there’s a lot of pressure on all of us. The world situation, work, family, study, relationships. We live with a mountain of concerns and sometimes it appears insurmountable! We are tempted to say “I’M NOT”, but please resist these words at all costs! Instead, let’s proclaim loud and clear our “I AM” list. And when we say ‘I AM’, see these letters twenty feet high and blazing golden in the morning sun! And let’s not let our perceived ‘truths’ get in the way, because ‘belief precedes reality’. Go on! We’ll make it rich and beautiful and heroic, uplifting and super positive. And it’s good to remember, since time doesn’t exist, we can also draw from the best qualities of our future selves! Please let me know how you go and have a great day. xxxx The Cranky Guru

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A God by any other name…

As human beings, we have all evolved with complex and differing influences, attitudes and belief systems which colour our perspectives on life materially, emotionally and spiritually. In many ways these diverse views of ‘what is’ have created rifts and misunderstandings between us and certainly our adherence to various branches of faith with diverse commands, rules, observances, rituals and ‘forbiddens’ etc. have been instrumental throughout history in creating much separation, pain and suffering. We’re so keen for our God to be the ‘One God’ and so we call this personal God of ours by many different names that no doubt have deep meaning to each of us as individuals.

But what is needed in this crazy world is to come together in a deeper understanding of that which joins us so much more strongly that the details that divide. So here is my suggestion. It’s a simple matter of semantics. For the duration of this week, let’s focus on our individual God and substitute the name “ALL THAT IS”. It’s a tiny semantic difference which could have far-reaching ramifications for the good of Humanity. Let’s embrace our beautiful world together as one. xxxx :))

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HAPPY NEW…?

It’s morning and our eyes finally flicker open. We draw a deep breath and prepare to ‘do it all again’ in 2015, only better this time. The only thing is, since time doesn’t actually exist, nothing has ended or begun and in spite of the imaginary goal posts installed by each of us, in the eternal moment of NOW, we are free of regret for the past AND anxiety of the future! We are at liberty to explore our desires and ambitions without the clock ticking! That’s a heap of pressure off us right there isn’t it? So I say, let’s all relax, in the full understanding that we have eternity to get things right and that we are exactly where we are meant to be, which is right here. Now. Enjoy! xxxx :-)

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

Every time we enter a new Life in ‘Earth School’ we are given a ‘vehicle’. Some are cumbersome and heavy, while others are small and weak, or large and powerful. Still others may be defective and need careful handling.

Regardless of the condition we find our vehicle in, it is our responsibility to make the best use of it for the duration of the journey. In every case, it has lessons to teach us and even the best equipped vehicle should never be taken for granted and we must respect the road rules and make every effort not to crash into others. Road courtesy plays an important role here and always remember to give ‘right of way’.

Now, of course we must maintain our vehicle as best we can at all times, considering the use of appropriate fuels to keep our engines running smoothly, while having respect for its load-bearing capacity and its ability to traverse mountains and valleys along the way.

However, regardless of the shape and size of our vehicle, there is one thing that is more important than everything previously mentioned and that is the ‘electricals’. Even the weakest or most defective vehicle can accomplish great things on the journey if the invisible electrical current is understood and maintained so it flows freely. Without this understanding, even the most powerful, super-charged vehicle can be overtaken on the road by the perceived weakest and most defective.

My point is this. We cannot judge the ‘electricals’ by the impressiveness of the chassis and so it’s best not to judge at all, since what hums beneath the ‘weakest’ may be the most awesome power of all. xxxx :-)

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