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A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 10/11/07

Every breath is a revelation. Each breath is totally different than the last one or the next one. Well, obviously there are some similarities, some repetition, but let's focus on the utter uniqueness of each and every breath. Each breath is associated with different thoughts, images, feelings, ideas, sensory awareness and movement. Different molecules are inhaled and exhaled in differing amounts. Substitue "thoughts" or "images" or "feelings" or "ideas" or "sensory awareness" or "movement" for "molecules." The combinations are always unique, always different. Watch and hear and taste and touch and smell and perceive the infinite variety of these combinations during each breath you take. What's happenbing? Just sit (or stand or walk or run or lie down) and be aware of what's happening. This is spiritual practice. The more we practice, the more we can become awake and aware and connected in all situations. Our options open up. Our priorities get re-arranged. We choose between the infinite possibilities offered to us with more and more delight rather than fear or anxiety ... with practice and with perseverance and with guidance from wise and informed spiritual guides.

I like to think about the "wheel turning round." There are many wheels of different sizes impacting our perceptions from moment to moment. Some memories and associations may come around frequently while others are more rare. The combination is always different, unique, special, interesting. Pay attention!

A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 1/2/07

Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see?

Listen! This is what I hear God saying now: ďI am making all things new now. I am doing a new thing now. I am creating new heavens and a new earth now. I am creating the creating the new church for the new age which is creating the new, most holy, fantastic, glorious realm of abundance, joy, wisdom, beauty, love, truth, peace, justice and freedom now! Wow!Ē

Do you hear this "still, small voice"?

I believe that the New Church for the New Age is emerging rapidly now. This is really Good News! God is here. Right now. Wow! God is speaking to us in a new way because our consciousness has grown and we can hear God like never before.

A favorite metaphor of mine for prayer and meditation and contemplation is the Burning Bush. At the Burning Bush, Moses heard God speak in a powerful way which led to the liberation of the children of Israel. Moses is not the only one who has access to God at the Burning Bush. We all do. You do. I do. Envision now the Burning Bush and listen for Godís word to you right now. Let yourself be surrounded and infused with the presence of God and all that God creates in and around your Burning Bush. I would love if you would share with me what you hear God saying when you go to your Burning Bush.

I hear God saying: ďMy real presence is experienced fully in the New Church for the New Age. I am not talking about an institution, a denomination, a building or even a visible spiritual movement of humanity led by any particular human being or human beings. This new thing goes deeper than that. While many good things happen in the institutional church and in other human endeavors, the New Church for the New Age is a movement of the Spirit which can not be described adequately but can only be experienced in prayer and meditation and contemplation. More and more humans are spending the time and energy required to have these experiences. The result is a transformation of the planet which will amaze and delight every one in the years ahead. A new age is here and a new church is being created to bring about the transformation which will not only save the planet but make the planet a much more fantastic and wonderful realm than it has been Ö and it is already fantastic and wonderful in so many ways.Ē

How are you doing? What are you doing? Are you devoting yourself to a spiritual path which is transforming you? You can not experience the New Church for the New Age, the active presence of God, unless you are submitting to spiritual practices which work for you. There are many paths to the one destination. Just make sure you are on a path of purification. Kierkegaard said it well: ďPurity of heart is to will one thing.Ē Purity as both a goal and a means can not be evaded if we are to progress toward living a more heavenly life.

There are many different possibilities for developing these important spiritual practices. At abundancetrek.com, I have identified some specific practices which are essential in any path you might follow. There are links to all kinds of resources.

Once again, I will now point out the first and by far the most important practice.

The practice of stillness is essential. Simply be still and sooner or later you will know God and you will know everything. Itís amazing. Do it. Right now. At abundancetrek.com you can find techniques for this practice so that you will do it and not resist it. The more you practice stillness, the more you will be amazed. But there are obstacles which prevent many of us from experiencing this amazing grace. We have to eliminate these obstacles before the fullness of God can be experienced. Itís not hard to do this. Indeed our human consciousness is being transformed so that we can experience grace upon grace. It does require a huge change in the way we think. But, as I said, this change is becoming more and more available to humanity right now. To you! To me!

I call this change, this transformation, The Great Evolutionary Leap Forward. Itís happening right now. Enjoy. Be glad all over.

Please share. No one has a monopoly on this ďnew thingĒ God is doing. Your thoughts are just as important as any one elseís. You are a fantastic and wonderful person made in the likeness of God. Your presence on this planet is no mistake. Share your wisdom, your ideas, your story. I want to hear it. God wants to hear it. We all want to hear your wisdom, your ideas, your story.

Breathe deeply. Breathe fullly. Be still. Be silent. Be centered. Be grounded. Lighten up. Loosen Up. Let go. Let God. Celebrate. Enjoy. Be glad all over.

Right now, right here, embrace this wonderful insight of Franz Kafka: "You do not need to do anything; you do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You do not even need to listen; just wait. You do not even need to wait; just become still, quiet and solitary and the world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet."

A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/14/06

Breathe deeply. Breathe fully. Be centered. Be grounded. Be still. Be silent. Lighten up. Loosen up. Let go. Let God. Celebrate. Enjoy. Be glad all over.

A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 3/30/05

I wonder who will win the "culture war"? Or, how will it be resolved? How will it finally become a chapter of American and world history? I'm sure it can't go on forever. Maybe the Right Wing will prevail. Maybe the Left Wing will prevail. Maybe the Center will prevail. Maybe nobody will win as we destroy each other with our lack of civility.

I use the labels of Right and Left and Center for convenience. They rarely apply in real situations. There are many, many sides in the "culture war." let's just stop this "war," stop the death and destruction. Let's find a way for all sides to win as we create peace in our society.

We hear a lot about a "culture of life" these days. It seems to me that each side is promoting death, not life, by being unkind, impatient, intolerant and disrespectful toward those with whom they disagree. Not all are this way but there are far too many who are on the Left, on the Right and even in the Center.

I would like to think that we could learn how to be civil ... polite, considerate, respectful, kind, gentle, humble. I think a couple of comedians who are popular right now are possibly helping people realize how important it is that we become civil: Left-leaning Jon Stewart (Comedy Channel 11pm EST) and Right-leaning Dennis Miller (CNBC 9pm EST). I know that both of them pander to their base from time to time but at other times I see them making valiant attempts to be respectful and appreciative of people with whom they disagree. I think we could all benefit immensely if we would develop our sense of humor as we approach these difficult issues.

None of the sides in this current culture war are very convincing when they claim the moral high ground while saying disrespectful and hurtful things about people on other sides. If the Right or the Left or even the Center wins without becoming kind and gentle and humble and respectful toward others, than we will all be the losers. Our society will become more and more repressive. We will end up destroying ourselves.

Let's work on this. A truly free and open and loving society should not be afraid to let every one speak and be heard and be respected and appreciated even when there is profound disagreement. All of us need to learn how to see the world from the other person's point of view. This is hard work. It is worthy work.

A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 1/19/05

+ Do you often experience life as a feast?I do.I didnít always but now I do.It takes fasting and other kinds of purification. It takes meditation and contemplation and prayer.It takes all kinds of experiences and relationships.I got to this point through many years of spiritual effort.Now I am writing about the abundance and joy I am experiencing. Possibly this will be helpful to you. My growing awareness that life is a perpetual feast is based profoundly on the practice of stillness. Over and over again, I need to be still and allow my body, mind and soul to become centered and grounded again.I have resisted mightily and I still resist but I have gotten past many of the blocks and Iím getting past a few more as I continue to be on this journey of discovery and delight.

†††† In stillness I come into contact with everything there is.Itís awesome.Itís amazing.Itís fantastic.Itís delightful.Itís heaven.Yes, itís heaven.Iím in heaven and Iím enjoying being here in heaven a lot.Are you?

†††† In no particular order the practice of stillness opens the door to the glorious experiences of silence, solitude, simplicity, detachment, discernment, devotion, delight, humility, healing, holiness and, finally, heaven.Heaven is the experience of abundance, joy, wisdom, beauty, love, truth, peace, justice and freedom.These are the nine characteristics of heaven.Everyone of them could be called love.God is love.

†††† ďBe still and know that I am God.Ē (Psalm 46:10a)

†††† Know that I am love!Know that I am beauty and truth.Know that I am abundance, joy and wisdom.Know that I am peace, justice and freedom.What a feast God has made for us.Weíre all invited.Weíre all wanted.Weíre all cherished.Itís a happening.Itís happening now here.Do you experience it?

†††† Begin.Be still.Breathe deeply.Breathe fully.Be glad all over.Celebrate.Enjoy.Lighten up.Loosen up.Be centered.Be grounded.Be yourself.Begin again.Be still.Breathe deeply.Breathe fully.Be ... and the wheel of life keeps turning, turning, turning.Itís a delightful journey and itís simple, too.Very simple.Very simple and very good.

†††† There are many tools and techniques out there for becoming still, becoming you.I have benefitted and continue to benefit from: Chi Lel Chi Gong (easy to learn from a videotape and workbook), Centering Prayer (quite easy to learn), Yoga (Erich Schiffmanís book and website and video makes this pretty easy, too), the twelve pathways to higher consciousness, chakra or energy work, working with archetypes and many others which I will cover in future messages or elsewhere at Abundancetrek.com.Perhaps you already have an effective practice going. Please share.

†††† I am convinced that we can never get very far on our spiritual journey in isolation.We are meant to be one unit which we might call a family or a community or a village or a tribe or a nation or a church.These terms are not that important.The main thing is to realize that we are intimately and intricately connected to each other and to the source.There is really no separation at all.In the practice of stillness this becomes totally clear. But there are no words which can even come close to describing this mystery, this truth, this abundance, this joy, this love, this beauty, this freedom, this peace.I believe this mysterious and wonderful oneness extends beyond earth to the whole universe.I believe that the biblical event which possibly brings the most light to this mystery is the encounter of Moses with the burning bush during which God says: I AM has sent you.I AM!Moses possibly experienced this as a voice coming from beyond himself but it is never really beyond us.It IS us.I AM!This is the holy name of God.Itís Godís name and it is your name and my name.Practice stillness faithfully and see for yourself.

†††† God is everywhere and God is complete wherever God is.So, my experience of God is not an incomplete thing.It is complete.Iím not asserting here that I am God when I am living my life as this particular human being.My particular life lacks all kinds of experiences and relationships which God encompasses.When I practice stillness, though, I get in touch with the wholeness, the holiness, in a mysterious and wonderful and indescribable way.

†††† I believe that God is now creating the new church for the new age here on earth.We have become a planet best described as a global village.We can no longer hide from each other the way we once could hide behind mountains and oceans and jungles and deserts.We thought and unfortunately continue to think that violence is necessary for our protection and security.We have convinced ourselves and continue to convince ourselves that there is not enough to go around, that it is necessary to divide us into haves and have nots.We have erected huge barriers which are looking pretty ugly in our global village.There is the barrier between the rich and the poor, between the various races and religions and nations and cultures, between the healthy and the sick, the popular and the unpopular, the powerful and the powerless.These barriers need to come down and thatís what God is doing by creating the new church for the new age.The new church for the new age is Christian and Jewish and Islamic and Hindu and Buddhist and Taoist and lots of other wisdom traditions.This is the church Jesus really wants, not an exclusive dining club but an inclusive one.

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    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 1/23/04

    + This is the corrected and modified version as of 1/24/04. I got my blue and red totally mixed up on 1/23/04!

    + Does America have to choose between a "red state" future and a "blue state" future? The red states voted Republican in the last presidential election and the blue states voted Democratic. The blue states are clustered in the Northeast and West Coast. The red states are clustered in the rest of the West and the South. The Midwest is up for grabs. Women are blue. Men are red. We split 50-50 in 2000 and many believe a repeat is possible this year. It seems to me that Bush and the Republican Congress have done very little to show they respect or understand the blue state consciousness. This is especially true since "nine eleven" and the 2002 mid-term election which tilted us slightly toward the red.

    I believe that the blue state consciousness emphasizes community responsibility toward each individual while the red state consciousness emphasizes individual responsibility toward the community. My own feeling is that the red and the blue are both needed. But many people who subscribe to one consciousness or the other believe we should go only their way. I would hope that we can find a way to respect and understand both of these states of consciousness. In other words, I hope we can find a way for a win/win situation to emerge. I would like to figure out some ways to do this. If you agree with me that this is possible, please let me know your ideas.

    I blog frequently on THE ABUNDANCETREK BLOG. I will try to keep this goal in mind. If it seems like I lean to the blue state consciousness, that's because the red state consciousness has increasing control of all 3 branches of the government and more and more of the media and corporations and churches and synagogues and mosques. It seems to me that people with the red state consciousness are acting more and more like they can ignore and repudiate and even repress the people with the blue state consciousness. I'm glad I live in a blue state geographically and have a blue state of mind! But I try to respect red state people. That's not so easy when the red state people don't respect us blue state people.

    I invite you to bookmark THE ABUNDANCETREK BLOG (i.e., make it a favorite place). Please keep your ideas and suggestions coming.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 8/27/03

    + Prayer is conversation with God. What are you hearing? What are you saying? I hear God saying ďI want peace and justice NOW! And clean up that environment NOW! This is an order. So do it! And, oh yeah, I love you, I love you more than you can imagine. I am love, loving energy. I am everywhere. I am pervasive. I am real. I will give you everything you need to be loving like me. Peace and Justice and a Clean House (good earthkeeping, good housekeeping) are simply basic requirements for everyone. I have infinite patience with you. I am determined to get through to you and empower you to transform the planet with love. This is called by many Amazing Grace. Call it what you will. Just do it.Ē


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 3/27/03

    + I hope Bush is right! I hope the Iraqis do embrace us as liberators. I hope we do liberate Iraq. I hope this isnít all about oil as I suspect it is. But, Bob Herbert's column in today's NY TIMES makes me wonder about all this talk about democracy and freedom and compassion coming from the architects of the New American Century. Herbert points out that the American dream for millions of our fellow Americans has once again been put on hold. War and tax cuts for the wealthy seem to be more important. My challenge to all of us is this: If you are a liberal, isnít it your responsibility to urge your legislators to do far more for those who are poor and oppressed at home and abroad or work to try to elect new legislators? If you are a conservative, isnít it your responsibility to find ways to make the dream come true for those Americans and other inhabitants of the planet now deprived of hope and opportunity? So, liberals and conservatives and, of course, moderates (who I suppose have both responsibilities!) can make the new century something wonderful for everybody, Arabs and Americans and Africans and Asians and Europeans and all others.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 1/18/03

    + WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???? Bush administration proposed foreign aid budget (not including military "aid") = 11 billion / Proposed military budget and foreign military aid = 400 billion

    Check out this source. The Council on Foreign Relations says: "How much aid does the United States give? Less than 1 percent of the U.S. budget goes to foreign aid. President Bushís 2003 budget proposes about $11.4 billion in economic assistance and about $4.3 billion for peacekeeping operations and to finance, train, and educate foreign armed forces. / How do U.S. aid levels compare with those of other countries? The U.S. foreign-aid budget as a percentage of gross national product (GNP) ranks last among the worldís wealthiest countries (at about 0.1 percent). In raw dollars, however, the United States is now the worldís top donor of economic aid, although for more than a decade it was second to Japan, which is far smaller and has been beset by economic woes. In 2001, the United States gave $10.9 billion, Japan $9.7 billion, Germany $4.9 billion, the United Kingdom $4.7 billion, and France $4.3 billion. As a percentage of GNP, however, the top donors were Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Sweden. The tiny Netherlands (pop. 5.3 million) gave $3.2 billion in 2001óóalmost a third of what America contributed. / Do Americans understand how much of the U.S. budget goes to foreign aid? No. A 2001 poll sponsored by the University of Maryland showed that most Americans think the United States spends about 24 percent of its annual budget on foreign aidóómore than 24 times the actual figure.

    Do Americans support increasing foreign aid? Yes. A University of Maryland poll, which was conducted in July 2002, indicated that 81 percent of Americans support increasing foreign-aid spending to fight terrorism. According to the pollís findings, the typical American would like to spend $1 on foreign aid for every $3 spent on defense; the real ratio in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2003 is $1 on aid for every $19 spent on defense."

    Check out another source. Swans says: "US Military Budget for FY2003: Proposed military budget: $396.1 billion -- 17.8 percent of the entire federal budget and 53 percent of total discretionary spending (monies that are controlled by the Congress and the Administration). Increase over FY2002: $48 billion"


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 1/9/03

    + ABUNDANCE is one of the nine characteristics of Heaven. Abundance is a here-and-now reality of the Heavenly realm. God blesses us with abundance from moment to moment to moment. Do you feel it? Do you perceive it? Do you receive these lavish gifts God is sending to you right now, right here? Air, water, sensation, relation, memory, anticipation, taste, smell, vision, hearing, thought, so many thoughts, so many ideas, so many possibilities. Itíís all happening right now, right here. There is no way to abundance. Abundance is the way. Letís explore the abundance of Heaven right here, right now. Breathe deep. Breathe fully. Be still. Be silent. Expect nothing. Let God surprise you. Let God be in control. Become one with everything. Enjoy. Be glad all over. The trick is to let it be, to let it flow, to not get stuck, to relax into the nothingness which is everything. We get stuck all the time in all kinds of ways. We need to remove the blocks one block at a time moment after here-and-now moment. Being still, being silent, being solitary and being simple are essential modes for explorers of Heaven. The trick is to realize that everything is happening at once. There is no past. There is no future. There is only the "Eternal Now" (Paul Tillichís famous phrase). Maybe itís an "untrick" because we are tricked into believing in the existence of past and future all the time / at this time / at all times. So, the "untrick" is to let go of the past and the future and .... WOW! Franz Kafka said it so well:

    "You do not need to do anything; you do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You do not even need to listen; just wait. You do not even need to wait; just become still, quiet and solitary and the world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet."

    But, you say, that just doesnít happen for me. Well, then, keep removing those blocks which make you think there is past and future. The water molecules flowing down the stream toward the ocean have no idea there is past or future. They just flow right along fully embracing and enjoying the here-and-now. They have not been tricked. They are not fooled. They know! They flow right along. You and I need to join that flow, moment after here-and-now moment. Breathe deeply. Breathe fully. Or breathe differently. I donít know. Do what works for you. Be yourself, your wonderful, special, unique, divine, creative, spectacular, fantastic self. Flow gently into the river of your abundance. It is fantastic. It is glorious.

    + I would like your comments. Please be gentle and encouraging. I'm a fragile human being. Handle with care! I am working on a book about exploring Heaven. It's quite mystical and may be incomprehensible. I would like to try to make this exploration of a great mystery become quite comprehensible, even practical. I believe we are evolving into a new humanity of awesome spiritual awareness and power. Enjoy! Celebrate! Be glad all over!


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 11/25/02

    + IMHO, the Bible is an open book. It is being written day by day, minute by minute, person by person, idea by idea, loving relationship by loving relationship. God directs every one. Your life is holy. Your story is holy. Without your story and my story and every other story, the Bible is incomplete. So, I write this book stressing that I believe God is inviting each and every one of us to contribute to the next edition of Holy Scripture. Do I regard the traditional scripture of Christianity and Judaism and Islam and Buddhism and Hinduism and Taoism and Shintoism and every other religion humans ever invented as important? I sure do. We've got a lot of great holy scripture already published. There's more to come. In Heaven, the Bible is as complete as it can possibly be at this moment since it includes your story, my story and every one's story. In Heaven, every one knows the whole story. In Heaven every one knows that the whole story is a Love Story, THE Love Story which includes YOUR love story and MY love story and EVERY ONE'S Love Story.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 10/1/02

    + The beat of Heaven is an ongoing beat of a joyful silence followed by a joyful noise, joyful silence, joyful noise, joyful silence, joyful noise. A liturgy which does not include both this joyful silence and this joyful noise is not effective. An effective liturgy brings us in to the Heavenly Feast. Music, art, dance, meditation and contemplation are all needed. Somehow we need to blend Quaker silence with Pentecostal noise. Heaven requires both of these emphases because thatís the way things are. Joyful silence. Joyful noise. Joyful silence. Joyful Noise. Joyful silence. Joyful noise.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/28/02

    + The church is Heaven on Earth! Right? Do you experience it as such? Well, we are working on it together, arenít we? If it doesnít feel like Heaven, itís because somebody, maybe you, maybe me, isnít fulfilling Godís purpose yet. Don't worry. Don't feel guilty. Breathe deeply. Breathe fully. Be glad all over. Lighten up and loosen up! Celebrate! Enjoy! God is providing us with everything we need, right now, right here.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/23/02

    + Wouldn't it be nice to get personal messages written by God? I would love to offer such messages. But I can't. And I don't believe anyone else can either. We might be able to come close for a few phrases or sentences, maybe even a paragraph or two or a couple of chapters.

    We can, however, share ideas which may help us become more aware of our heavenly surroundings, of our ultimate reality. I offer these messages with the hope that we can gain insights into our ultimate reality, our heavenly surroundings. Mystics have been doing this for many centuries. I believe we all are connected to ultimate reality, Heaven, in all kinds of mysterious and wonderful ways. These messages are offered to encourage and equip us as we build the global village solidly based on love. We can only do this if we pay attention to the mysterious and wonderful messages we are receiving from Heaven. You may perceive that these messages are coming from yourself. Why not? You are already a heavenly being. I invite you to share your heavenly messages with us at our egroup: tnc4tna (the new church for the new age).

    The messages I am offering here may or may not come from God. Hopefully, they will hep us become more aware of our ultimate reality, our Heavenly surroundings. I have come to believe that Heaven is a process of Becoming. We are always involved in this process. Changing a word in that great slogan of the peace movement, I would say that "There is no way to Heaven. Heaven is the way."




    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/16/02

    + Among other things, we are life-long learners. This website offers a host of learning opportunities by connecting you to many other websites which have some very important wisdom for the trek. One thing we need to keep in mind as we trek through life is this: we are always in kindergarten when it comes to learning how to love and be kind.




    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/11/02

    + What we are working on here is a new spirituality for the Global village solidly based on love. There is only one human family. We are all brothers and sisters. We need to love one another, to cherish each other, appreciate each other, respect each other, help each other. Thatís all. Nothing to it. Letís do it.




    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/4/02

    + The first anniversary of the terrorist attack on NYC and DC is just a week away. What can I add to the conversation? I think GROUND ZERO needs to continue to be a sacred place. It needs to be hallowed ground. No particular organized religion can do this. The government can't. It can only be done by "the people." "The people" are creating something new and different. Some call it "the New Age." Some call it "the New Paradigm." Some call it a "spiritual awakening." But once a label is applied, it is no longer "the work of the people," the definition of the word liturgy. Not far from GROUND ZERO is the United Nations building. The UN began operations in 1945, the year the atomic bomb was used to destroy 2 Japanese cities. Those two cities have both set apart hallowed ground for the world. Now, New York City has an opportunity to join them by allowing GROUND ZERO to remain a place where "the people" can come together somehow to share a vision of a peaceful world, of everybody getting along, of religious and ethnic and class intolerance disappearing because "the people" simply won't stand for it anymore. There's work to be done, not constructing new twin towers, but constructing a global village based solidly on love.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/4/02

    + ABUNDANCETREK and THE NEW CHURCH FOR THE NEW AGE are just words. Hopefully, the ideas that are associated with these words are useful for the greater movement of faith, hope and love which is happening on our planet today.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/4/02

    + Real abundance has nothing to do with making lots of money. Indeed, making lots of money can get in the way of the awareness and appreciation of abundance.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/4/02

    + I believe we are living during an era that I like to call THE GREAT EVOLUTIONARY LEAP FORWARD. In other words, we are changing our collective mind about a lot of things. The Human Being is becoming the Heavenly Being. We are learning how to accept Heaven's gift of Abundance. This is fantastic. It's fascinating. It's wonderful. It is also an adventure which includes a lot of pain and doubt and uncertainty. Courage is required. Colleagues are essential. We are in this thing together. The goal is a global village based on love. The means is a global village based on love.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/4/02

    + I have come up with nine words which I believe describe Heaven: Abundance, Joy, Wisdom, Beauty, Love, Truth, Peace, Justice, and Freedom. Please note that Love is the centering word, the most important word. These 9 words also describe The New Church for the New Age. The New Church for the New Age is realized when Heaven is realized. Let's paraphrase that slogan again: "There is no way to The New Church for the New Age (Heaven). The New Church for the New Age (Heaven) is the way." In other words, Heaven is now here. Heaven is an attitude, an awareness, an awakening, a decision, a faith, a commitment, a movement, a journey, an adventure, a way of life. I believe that Heaven goes on forever. It is an illusion that we are ever anywhere else. The law of Heaven always apply. It is the law of love. Love is free and abundant. God is Love and everything God has ever created is Love. Anything we experience to the contrary is an illusion, a deceit, an unreality.

    The TV shows, the books, the movies and the conventions associated with STAR TREK often but not always point to many of these Heavenly characteristics. The global village based on love is an important vision of STAR TREK.


    A MESSAGE FOR THE TREK 9/1/02

    + Franz Kafka brilliantly offers this simple technique for getting in touch with our ultimate reality: "You do not need to do anything; you do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You do not even need to listen; just wait. You do not even need to wait; just become still, quiet and solitary and the world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet."




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