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From the Inside Out...
When in Rome
Words from the Wise...
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From the Inside Out
While visiting my orphan brother, Wayne, in Gainesville, Georgia,
I saw a little kitten running along the roadway.
were five miles from the nearest house. It was obvious that someone
tried to get rid of it and dumped this cat. I asked Wayne if we
could stop and at least take it to a safer place.
don't want a darn cat," said Wayne. "Well, I didn't
ask you to adopt the cat. Just move it to another location so it
will not get run over," I said.
one of those mean, old, gruff looking moods that some people get
on their face, he pulled off the highway and let me pick up the
kitten. As I got back in the truck, I looked at him and said, "Now
that didn't kill you, did it?"
got a dog and that's all I need," said Wayne with that
mean, old look still on his face.
picked the cat up from my lap and held it toward him. "Why
don't you reach out there and scratch that mean, old man?"
I told the cat. Wayne
gave me that out-of-the-corner-of-your-eye looks, but did not say
a word. After arriving at his house, I took the kitten and stood
beside the truck petting it.
cat is not coming in my house," Wayne said pointing at
me. "You want me to just throw it out in the street?"
I asked. "I guess I dont have to tell you that
this is just a little orphan kitten."
and I both were orphans, and we both know very well what it is like
to have no one give a hoot about us.
pull that one on me," he replied.
it's hungry and it needs some water." Wayne did not say
a word as he nodded toward the house, giving me permission to bring
the kitten in for a drink of water and something to eat. "I
ain't got anything but dog food. That's what it's going to have
to eat or it can just go hungry."
soon as Wayne sat down on the couch, the kitten ran over to him
and grabbed his sock with all four feet. He shook his foot as hard
as he could, but the kitten would not let go. Soon Wayne was laughing
as loud as he could. "Look at this darn cat!" he
at once, the kitten let go of his leg; Wayne reached over, picked
it up and began to stroke it. "Listen
to the motor in this thing," Wayne said.
that time, Wayne's dog came walking in from the back bedroom. Instantly,
the dog and kitten began to chase each other! They ran up and down
the hallway, and around the couch. "I guess they sorta like
each other. I am surprised. My dog don't like any one."
like somebody else I know," I whispered to myself.
the animals continued to play, Wayne and I got in some computer
time. About an hour later, we walked into the back bedroom; there
were Wayne's dog and the kitten both asleep on Wayne's bed.
The kitten curled up in a tight ball right next to the dog's chest.
the next two days, I would see Wayne go to the refrigerator and
cut up small pieces of his premium ham to hand feed the small kitten.
Sunday morning, I awoke to the smell of breakfast. As I was about
to take a shower, I walked through the living room and saw Wayne
cooking in the kitchen. There on the floor were two bowls of food
one for the kitten and one for the dog. I knew right then
another orphan had been saved.
loaded my suitcases into my truck and then turned around. I stood
there looking at Wayne, his dog and the kitten. All three looked
back at me.
even think about it, unless you wanna fight," said Wayne
as we both laughed.
and I hugged each other warmly. I got in my truck and drove away
knowing that my orphan brother had found another piece of his heart.
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Life on the Streets The Lessons Learned
As a young boy, I spent many years living on the streets
of Jacksonville, Florida. I have researched many books about
such things; many written by psych-doctors who have never
left the comfort of their Lexus automobile. The
teens of today know freedom is a wonderful thing and it
lives right outside their door. They know that it cannot
be all bad out on the streets, and they are correct. I have
written this book which tells about the good things, along
with the bad. The main point of my book is to relate to
teens the end result of taking to the streets; the damage
caused will arrive much later in their life. They will develop
a total distrust of their family, friends, and loved ones.
That distrust will follow them for the remainder of their
lives. That distrust will transfer on to their children
and possibly their grandchildren. A couple of years of fun
and games is not worth 40 or 50 years of sadness and unhappiness.
Roger Dean Kiser
WHEN IN ROME ...
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THE HUMILITY OF TAKING NOTICE
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Yes You Can!
event and life-experience that causes pain can be identified
as having a base/foundation
of believing that one is not loved. Because all things manifest
from a thought-form,
any thought that is formed with the foundation of a belief
that one is not loved has the
potential to cause a painful experience. Thought-forms with
a foundation of love,
faith, and no fear, have the potential to create joy
and so much more."
~ Solomon ~
may have heard it speculated about
disease is linked to our emotional issues. Following that
line of thinking, my Life Counselor, Solomon, went
on to uncover more about the theory that ALL things that we
have, or do not have, are linked to our emotional issues.
woke up one morning with a heaviness that I couldn't identify.
The morning was incredibly beautiful and I stepped out onto
the deck to watch the sun make its entrance into the day.
I was pleasantly surprised to have Solomon appear next
to me, with his hand on my shoulder. His manner was soft and
comforting. His words were immediate:
for a minute about those who have and those who don't have,
he suggested. Think for a minute about the process of manifestation
and the subject of love and betrayal. The act of betrayal,
in the human psyche, cannot be a reality without the underlying
fact that there is no love.
"In other words, the human species believes that, if
someone is truly and completely loved, they would never be
betrayed. How then does the human explain the fact that so
many believe that The Creator has betrayed them?
of the greatest issues upon the planet Earth is the fact that
the mere act of being on the planet suggests that one is separated
from The Creator and 'home.' And so the mere process of being
human suggests that one is not loved and can lead to the assumption
that betrayal by separation has occurred."
I admit that the enormity of the revelation and the deepness
of the thought, as well as the simplicity of it, surprised
me. I could see that, if the entire concept of what he was
suggesting could be completely understood, the process of
manifestation and living the life most of us believe we should
be living, could be explained.
there is a subconscious belief that we are unloved, we ourselves
will deprive ourselves of what it is we want. We will postpone,
or eliminate altogether, that which we deeply desire.
attempt to explain this as simply as I can. Solomon's revelation
was so complete and involved my entire Soul's history and
so there is much to say about the subject but little time
and space to say it. To me, it feels as though the entirety
of existence had been handed to me and now it was mine to
and then live. It is my hope, as it
is always my hope when I write, that the reader's Soul will
grasp all of the nuances that are written
what if it's this simple? What if every
single aspect of abuse, disease, neglect, lack, crime, and
every other event on Earth that appears to be out of alignment
with what we believe we should experience as great Souls who
are aspects of The Creator, is an out-picturing of the fact
that deep within our psyche is the belief that we are not
take it one step deeper. What if subconsciously we know that
we feel absolute love on "the other side/home" and
this is the reason we manifest death? If we cannot feel the
totality of love on Earth, would we not constantly crave "death"
and our return "home?"
ideal world would consist of having every need, desire, whim,
dream, fulfilled. In our teachings about manifestation, it
is said that this scenario is achievable. And so, deep within
our Knowing, this belief resides. It is, I would venture to
say, the core of any and all frustration we feel with life
on Earth. It is supposed to be one way
manifests as something entirely different.
are several factors that rise from the ashes of our subconscious
with this thought. Are we being lied to? Are we lying to ourselves?
Are we delusional? Are we being betrayed by something or someone?
is not a person on Earth who can look back at childhood and
not find a moment when something they wanted was not given.
For example, you were in a grocery store with a parent and
you saw a bag of cookies and you were told that you couldn't
have them. Almost certainly, there is more than one incident
like this in every life.
of us experienced daily disappointments. What did this teach
us? It taught us that we cannot always have what we want.
And yet the study of manifestation teaches us that we can
have everything we want. Which is the Truth?
this brings up another point. Why do so many of us identify
"lack" as betrayal? In other words, when we do not
receive something we want, we feel betrayed. Where did this
Knowing is that, each person receives what their Soul
wants them to have. And so, if a person craves a certain event,
relationship, or item and these things do not manifest, the
reason for the "failure to arrive" is due to the
fact that the Soul has other plans.
how did we as a species give birth to
the belief that not receiving means not being loved? The question
bears serious investigation. By understanding how we think
and interpret life, we can begin to heal the emotional reaction
to the human life-experience, thus begin to heal the "separation"
that allows us to live lives that do not reflect the joy and
serenity of the Soul.
the subject a step further, how could it be anywhere near
possible to create a world/reality where every single person
received every single thing they ever craved? And would that
be a world of satisfaction or a world of gluttony? The key,
perhaps, would lie in the deepest spiritual understandings,
which would then lead us to understanding Universal Balance.
speaking, it might be better to have that "world"
exist somewhere other than here on Earth. After all, material
things are all part of the illusion and the illusion is not
truly what we seek. It would seem that total chaos would ensue
if all people were to have all desires met. (Perhaps the times
of absolute chaos on Earth were the times when we, as a society,
attempted to experiment with this concept?)
then do we manifest an Earthly reality/world when all that
we truly (albeit subconsciously) seek lies within our Soul
and spiritual love and understanding? My understanding is,
as Soul, we seek to know, love, and understand all aspects
of existence. All aspects of existence contain an aspect of
The Creator. This would have to include all of the things
on Earth that we judge and abhor, as difficult as that is
can exist without The Creator, therefore all that happens
on Earth, or anywhere else, must contain an aspect of The
Creator. Even at our "worst," we are manifesting
The Creator. But
there is something within almost every person that helps us
realize that when we act out the most damaging and painful
events, we are acting in ways that are outside of Divine Alignment.
I believe that "something" is our connection to
Soul, we know that Divine Alignment and the acting out of
the Original Plan of existence have a foundation of love for
all things. Which brings us back to the original point that
Solomon is making. The belief that one is not loved is the
foundation for the feeling of betrayal for all things that
are out of Divine Alignment and all things that cause pain.
all acts that appear to be acts of betrayal is the act of
betraying oneself. To believe that one is not loved is to
betray oneself. It is not universally possible to be unloved.
The very fact that a person exists is a statement of love.
universal experience on Earth is set up in such a way that
we are capable of manifesting our own reality. It is set up
in a way that allows the world around us to mirror back to
us that which is outside of Divine Alignment.
outside of ourselves can betray us. When it feels as though
it does, it is our signal that, at some level, we do not feel
may seem complicated
but it's actually not.
~Copyright, Lauren Zimmerman, 2003
Creator of "OTHER WORLDS: The Series"
(Article originally published in Voices For A New World:
TYRE ~ QUEEN
OF THE SEAS
Roman Triumphal Arch and Avenue in Tyre, Lebanon
A trip to Lebanon without visiting Tyre would be unthinkable.
Tyre (a.k.a. Sur/Sour) was probably founded at the
start of the third millennium B.C. It was originally made
up of two parts: the coastal city and some small islands.
Phoenician Tyre was queen of the seas, an island city of
unprecedented splendor. According to one ancient account,
"Tyrian merchants were the first who ventured to
navigate the Mediterranean waters; and they founded their
colonies on the coasts and neighboring islands of the Aegean
Sea, in Greece, on the northern coast of Africa, at Carthage
and other places, in Sicily and Corsica, in Spain at Tartessus,
and even beyond the pillars of Hercules at Gadeira."
This great Phoenician city ruled the oceans and founded
prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage. The trade
of purple dye made from the murex shell grown off the coast
of Tyre once dominated the areas economy. The dye
from this modest mollusk was used for imperial Roman garments
and the reason that, even today, the color purple is associated
became a grand city. She grew wealthy from her far-reaching
colonies and her industries of purple-dyed textiles, but
she also attracted the attention of jealous conquerors,
among them Nabuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great. It was
not until the first millennium BC that the city experienced
its golden age. In the 10th century BC, Ahiram, King of
Tyre, joined two islets by landfill. Later he extended the
city further by reclaiming a considerable area from the
sea and built two ports and a temple to Melkart,
the city's god. Phoenician expansion began about 815 BC
when traders from Tyre founded Carthage in North Africa.
Eventually its colonies spread around the Mediterranean
and Atlantic, bringing to the city a flourishing maritime
Tyre is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and is a popular
stop for tourists due to its ancient ruins. It was added
to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1984. Tyre is one of
the world's oldest cities: home to Phoenicians, Assyrians,
Greeks, Romans even the alphabet, historians say.
Recent excavations have uncovered Crusader, Arab, Byzantine
and Greco-Roman remains, but the actual city that has come
to light is the Roman and Byzantine settlement. Tyre offers
visitors an impressive array of excavated ancient ruins,
which are spread across three separate archaeological areas.
The loveliest relic is a reconstructed Triumphal Arch. A
Roman cemetery (necropolis) with several freestanding stone
tombs situated on both sides of a long avenue is also impressive.
Sights include the remains of a Roman bathhouse, aqueduct,
and cardo (street), and a Byzantine mosaic floor
from an ancient church. Tyre's hippodrome (an arena
for chariot racing that could seat 20,000 spectators.) is
unique because it's built of stone instead of the more usual
brick. Remains from other periods have also been unearthed
at Tyre, including those from the Byzantine, Arab and Crusader
eras, but it is the Roman ruins that are most numerous and
the modern Tyre harbor area you wont find much of
ancient times. You will however, enjoy the trip for Tyres
souks (markets), its shipbuilders laboring under
the spines of boats, and its groups of foreigner-curious
men enjoying a good smoke of the shishaw pipe outdoors
in their underwear. Near Tyre is the reported tomb of King
Ahiram (Hiram), contemporary of King David. It is located
on the road to Qana El-Jaleel, 6 km southeast of
Phoenicians were also blessed with the bounty of the forests
in the mountains of Lebanon. They never hesitated to trade
for their abundant pines, firs, and cypresses, as well as
their fabulous cedars of Lebanon, some of the world's most
famous trees. Capable of reaching heights of over 120 ft
(trunks almost 40 ft in diameter), with a fragrant and durable
wood, the cedars of Lebanon have been sought after since
the third millennium BC. It is these trees that according
to the Old Testament were offered by Hiram, King of Tyre,
to Solomon for use in the construction of the First Temple
in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, in the last 1500 years, these
precious cedars have been used mostly as fuel (during the
Middle Ages), simply destroyed (by the 19th century Ottomans),
or used by the British to build the railroad between Tripoli
and Haifa. Today, there are only a few groves left, located
high in the hills above Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Tyre.
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From The Child Within:
and Self-recovery Through Re-Creation Therapy (2nd
recovery workbook is an incredibly powerful healing
tool that helps readers discover how childhood trauma
has caused much of the emotional suffering in their
lives today. The author Barbara Sinor, PhD, has had
extensive professional and personal experience in
this area, and uses self-disclosure to present some
very powerful examples about her own healing. Sinor
states, "Today there are signs that after
a long and tumultuous courtship, spirituality and
psychology may be finding common ground." Connecting
all of these aspects of oneself leads to a holistic
healing. She teaches you how to get in touch with
your inner child to release negative emotions and
recreate childhood beliefs and experiences: "You
can learn to live in the present by releasing the
retained hurt and not allowing it to direct your life.
You can accomplish this by using self-empowerment,
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Self-Awareness; Meeting Your Child Within; Emotional
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thought-provoking Child Within exercises, affirmations,
directions for auto-hypnosis and blank pages for journaling.
By using these tools to recreate your past, you will
be able to change your present reality and thereby
alter your future.
Barbara's Website ... www.DrSinor.com
Untangling the Web
WHAT A SITE!
to Enhance Your Life & Enrich Your Spirit
primary mission of the FealGood Foundation, a non-profit
organization, is to spread awareness and educate the public
about the catastrophic health effects on 9/11 first responders,
as well as to provide assistance to relieve these great
heroes of the financial burdens placed on them over the
last five years. A secondary goal of our Foundation is
to create a network of advocacy on 9/11 healthcare issues.
We not only advocate for Ground Zero workers, but show
others how they can advocate for themselves and help others
through grassroots activism.
(Contributed by Janet who lives in New York City, New
Uplifting News Stories
96-YEAR OLD BLOGGING GRANNY
At 95 Amelia has surprised herself by
going from Web-illiterate to cyber-celebrity.
Amelia poses with a Brazilian tourist
for a picture on October 5, 2007.
name is Amelia and I was born in Muxía (a Coruña
- Spain) on December the 23rd of 1911. Today it's my birthday
and my grandson, who is very stingy, gave me a blog."
Her fans call her "the little granny," and
since her debut in cyberspace in December, 2006, María
Amelia López, now 96, has drawn thousands of readers
from across the globe with an incisive blog. Her Internet
journal at amis95.blogspot.com
is a meandering chronicle of old age sprinkled with vivid
reminiscence and her take on contemporary life, from fashion
and workers' rights to Basque terrorism and more. "It's
a whole new universe," said Amelia, an elegant woman
with high, arched brows and a keen stare, speaking in the
computer room at the town hall of this quiet town on Spain's
northwestern coast. Her grandson Daniel set up the blog and
showed his grandmother how to use the Internet. By turns insightful,
amusing, and mundane, Amelia's blog reports on the world she
sees during the summer from her seaside balcony in Muxía,
where she was born, and from the Galician farmhouse where
she lives with her grandson the rest of the year. She blogs
sporadically, sometimes once a week, sometimes every day,
chronicling her swollen joints, her bouts of dizziness, and
her trips to the doctor. Go to Amelia's home in the village
of Sanxenxo and you'll see that her ability to pour out words
on the net is matched by loquaciousness in person. "I
was always talkative, but now I feel more wanted, embraced,
because so may people write to me," explained Amelia.
is more important (to determining Internet use) than income,
gender or level of education," said Domingo Laborda,
an official of Spain's Industry Ministry. The proportion of
Internet users declines even more steeply after 65. Only 2.7%
of over-74s has ever surfed the Net. But technology can help
break down the isolation brought so often by advancing age.
"Although nothing can make up for affection, the Internet
can help communication, with mail, chat or messaging, and
it's fun and always available," said Laborda. Amelia
revealed that her next project is to learn to navigate the
Web more extensively and, maybe, learn another language.
Internet has given me life," Amelia told Reuters,
describing how she receives messages from places as diverse
as Brazil, Russia and Japan. She has described herself as
"the world's oldest blogger," although a quick Google
search reveals several pretenders to the title, including
108-year-old Australian Olive Riley at www.allaboutolive.com.au.
In closing, María Amelia López wisely adds:
"Elderly people like me and there are a lot
of old people who are younger than I am should all
have someone who shows them how to use the Internet ...
You have to stay informed."
See Amelia's Video Interviews (in Spanish) Below:
Sexto Sentido (The Sixth Sense) and España
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Amelia López waves from the town of Combarro in the
northern Spanish region of Galicia.
Amelia shows the home
page of her blog on a laptop screen.
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