March 15, 1999
Subject: Feedbacks on the theme of fear, about GE foods and a Victory against the
"Know Your Customer" proposed banking regulation
I had compiled this series of feedbacks a few days ago but was again too busy to send
them out to you earlier. There are once again some real precious gems here that I'm
sure many of you will enjoy reading and sharing with others.
Incidentally, a number of you have been inviting others to join the Earth Rainbow
Netwrok emailing list to receive those informative emails and many new people have
indeed joined the list recently. Thanks for passing the word on our work and welcome
aboard. I think I should mention that you can read on my site all my previous emails back
up to mid January 99 when I started posting them on my site. I have loads of other
emails previously sent to this list but I doubt I will ever have time to make them
available again. Anyway we need to look ahead and not backward as many important challenges
are continuously coming into focus for our attention and possible action.
There is a major one just around the corner for you to consider. As you might remember
I wrote in my last post:
"I have some other important and frankly horrifying matter to share with you all shortly.
I've already sent the basic information on this to a selected group of people so
that we may respond to this potential coming crisis in a united way. This will most
likely turn out to be the Mother of all Crisis and it will take all our collective
determination, courage and most importantly love to prevent the world, beginning
with the US, to enter into a most tragic experience on a much larger scale than even
the Holocaust, and I'm weighting up my words here."
I've been reviewing more material on all this during the last week, received comments
and advices from this core group of Internet friends and finally crystallized it
all into a most positive and potent "Call for a Global Peace Vigil" last night. I've
already shared it with the Planetary Awakening Network members tonight and therefore some
of you already received it. I intend to send it to you as well shortly. But I need
first to put together a webpage (TO BE DONE SOON HOPEFULLY) where I will compile
the material which I feel is the most credible and relevant to this issue as a reference
for those who will want to also review the facts and discern and separate, as many
are now doing, the wheat from the chaff in this plethora of alarming information
circulated lately by some Internet sources.
After this is done, I also intend to finish preparing an email focussing on the theme
of Peace, mostly in relation with the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference to be held
on May 11-16, 1999. I will also have a Petition for a culture of peace and non-violence to share with you. And I will have more for you on the plans for Earth Day 2000.
I have a number of other ideas and projects which I hope to be able to focus on sometime
soon as well and which I think will be of interest to many of you.
But for now, may I invite you to review some of the new feedbacks received on our
recent topics of fear and GE foods.
God bless you all
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000
And thanks again to all those who shared their comments
From: Glenn <email@example.com>
Subject: Fear and loathing vs loving warriors
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Hi there Jean,
Thanks for all the emails, networking and straight information that you are disseminating,
especially those regarding genetic engineering, a topic close to my heart.
Regarding your email regarding fear and its effects on us all, I have a few points.
Firstly Declan Kennedy's recent email which you included a week or so ago, is important
in that it underlines the need to create change by action. Further along this theme, it is crucial that we not absolve responsibility by not acting against what is transparently
immoral, unethical or just plain wrong. Spreading light is great but to keep the
light shining in the darkness is more important still.
I think many of us have been prepared by our life paths to confront and tackle the
wrongs that are visited on us. We must remember that most fear is about dying or
being relegated to that path; however death is nothing to fear, only something to
embrace as another waystation on our journey. So those that seek to cower us with fear offer
some perceived threat to our wellbeing. They cannot change our destiny.
This is where the light comes in. When threatened we can use our inner light to dispel
the dark. We need fear nothing. Protected with this knowledge we can change anything
as is evidenced by the St Clairs, David Browers, Ridgeways and Hudons.
Unfortunately it takes effort and sacrifice to confront and tackle problems. Reinforced
with the right knowledge we will change the world, and we cannot fear or give in
to apathy or plead ignorance. I thank you for your role Jean: you are a good person
and are networking amongst good people.
As we move into the new century we must carry the message of positive change and personal
responsibility. I know I am preaching to the converted but............... have to
say it! Love warriors is a way to move forward. Lets just do it, to quote somebody
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999
From: Shanna Mac Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Musings of an Active Networker
Dear Jean: Greetings and love to all on our list and some thoughts on our recent
(1) Bravo! to CAROL ROSMORDUC for the inspiring writing on fear, with which I agree
completely. Yes, we are passing through our 4th dimensional initiation and experiencing
the rapidity with which all thoughts (fear and love and everything in between) manifest... Yes, we have choice every moment to shift consciousness to Love Prevails!
(2) Thanks and love to SUE ARNOLD for all her conscious work for the Planet, for her
current thoughts... Sue, many of us are seeking our mode of greatest effectiveness.
Denial and ignoring problems does not seem to be the answer. I am with you. Let's
have more dialogue on this....
Here are some recent related thoughts of mine on being a networker.
Musings of an Active Networker
I have often wondered about the efficacy of giving attention and energy to the world's
"problems". We all know that wherever we place our energy -- brings about manifestation.
Should one, therefore, give attention and thereby form to the very thing one wishes to obliterate? Is one simply creating by such action the very opposite of what
one desires? Many have expressed a stance of non-engagement and loving detachment,
a trust that all is within Divine Plan, that there is no need for action.
I have grappled with this personally. However, I always return to a position of active
engagement. I conclude that some of us ARE here to actively hold Light in peace and
solitude, permitting an integration and stability of the Light energies on the Planet. Others of us have assignment to be "awakeners" of brothers and sisters, to bring
to the attention of a larger group the choices by which we are all working out our
evolution and our destiny here. After all, what is enlightenment? It is to be in
knowledge of. What is higher consciousness? It is the ability to encompass vast and concurrent
levels of information. And information is what affects a change of consciousness
such as is needed in transformation of this Planet.
So, we who network bring to awareness life threats to the whales by Navy Sonar, moves
to eliminate alternative supplements and vitamins, near loss of our freedoms in banking,
contamination of all of our food sources and the earth itself, mind control and weather control via HAARP, the possibility of removal of free will choice via computer
chips in hands, and possible plans of the New World Order.
What I feel is most important in this networking is our clarity and intentions around
this work. We who engage must do so from our highest consciousness: (1) an acceptance
of our assignment as active information disseminators and awakeners, but in love
and without anger or rancor or fear. (2) clarity that those who perpetrate what we view
as harm to our Planet and its citizens are still our brothers and sisters playing
out the drama of polarities here, knowingly or unknowingly. (3) an understanding
that each of us has a free will role in the unfoldment here, and a choice to be active or
inactive. (4) a deep and trusting perspective of Divine Plan, a knowing that all
is in order on levels beyond our present view, and that only Love ultimately prevails.
I invite comments.
My comment Shanna is that you have struck gold with your Musings, especially when
you wrote that we must act "in love and without anger or rancor or fear" understanding
that "those who perpetrate what we view as harm to our Planet and its citizens are
still our brothers and sisters playing out the drama of polarities here".
A few days ago I was listening on TV to this most courageous women who has been elected
years ago as president of Burma (also called Myanmar) by a large majority in a free
and democratic election only to be denied her victory by the military regime (backed and financed by Total, an oil company owned by the French government and Unilocal
a US oil giant for the sake of securing a gas field containing an estimated one billion
barrels of gas) and put under house arrest for years without any way to meet anyone.
When finally interviewed on camera as to how she felt about the military despots who
killed and burned in gas chambers (some still alive!) thousands of people when the
population peacefully demonstrated against their hijacking of the government power,
she responded with a wide smile that she feels no hostility towards these people despite
all they have done and continued to do.
It is only by loving unconditionally those who, even today, still do harm to others
and the planet that we will ultimately be able to reach them in their heart and kindle
in them too the desire to turn away from evil actions and redeem their soul through
helping and healing others. The message of non-violence of Mahatma Gandhi, of love
in action, is still very much timely today as we face what is left of the barbaric
era of "an eye for an eye" you-kill-me-or-I-kill-you attitude. Soon this will be
a faith memory of a distant, strange past for our children's children, but now we must still
face the dragon who is now forced out of its lair to place again another generation
of souls face to face this their responsibility to act decisively and with deliberate
love to extinguish the remaining embers of cruelty and insensitivity towards the precious
gift of Life into others and themselves.
As Einstein wrote and to conclude on this:
"Evil exists when good men fail to act!"
AND FROM A VERY ACTIVE PEACE ACTIVIST WHO WAS AT OUR ERN MEETING IN SANTA BARBARA
LAST DEC 97:
From: John Owen <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: About Fear, the Elite,
With all these notices of impending doom, I'm reminded of a talk Fr. Richard Rohr
gave at the Nevada Test Site some years ago. After indentifying the current and
anticipated future list of horribles brought us by the nuclear business, he advised
us not to get depressed, even though the situation is probably even worse than he outlined.
"God will win...never have any doubt about that." I chuckled in agreement. Sure,
our unconscious "civilization" has done many destructive and cruel things, and will
continue to do so, until we once again seek to recognize the god center in everything.
Only when we relearn to respect Mother Earth and all the living things, will we
begin to find the way. Mother Earth will survive, and the evolution of conscious
and complex life will continue. The only thing we have to decide is will we act in harmony
and survive, or continue on our unconscious ways and go the way of the dodo.
peace and joy,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stella Rose)
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Subject: Re: About Fear, the Elite, Local Currencies and much much more
I thought I would say thanks for all you have sent me I've enjoyed it and found it
I am new to alot of this stuff but can relate to it a bit, I to have lived my life
in fear to the point of hybernation, I learned in the past 3 years to let go and
search for strength builders and I find getting rid of excessive fear can change
things and thinking of positive things can be powerful forgive my writting and again thanks
With.... Love,Joy, and Peace Stella
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999
Subject: Re: About Fear, the Elite, Local Currencies and much much more
re: Love and Fear, I would add this:
Love is the only frequency that permeates ALL densities of the Continuum and the only
one able to iterate within ALL densities. It can do this because it draws its sustenance
from Creator, from The One. Love is an actual pulse of Love/Light, and when it's sent, IT'S returned, ALWAYS. The return pulse is the manna, the sustenance which
Graces all that Love kisses. Thru such Grace, and only thru such, is Awareness passed
on to iterations (ie, this is how the Continuum of Consciousness IS the 'superstring' which binds the Grand Unified Field.
Fear, on the other hand, must constantly be replenished/fed by its creator to be kept
alive. It remains localized within the density in which it is given birth. In order
to continue to Be, Fear drains the energies of its generator/s. When the generator
withdraws his/her energies, the Fear ceases to Be. Fear-based creations are unable
to iterate, unable to co-create. Fear is a sponge, not a half-of-a-seed.
From: "jennyhabib" <email@example.com>
Subject: Spiritual Power.
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Yes Thank you. I know it is true. Every time we think positively, look forward with
confidence and expect things to go well, they do.
Love to all of you Jenny
AND ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS...
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Subject: Re: LOTS of New feedbacks
Hi all..I am new to this list, so thought I'd jump in. I, too, am a bit in overwhelm..and
somewhat discouraged to think that all this deadly stuff is being marketed to us..but
when you think about it, even cigarettes are still on the market (but at least they have a warning label!) I'm wanting to join an activist group and lay out a plan
to get some action on this. What's the best we can hope for? I guess we need to
push for re-testing by independent researchers..and ultimately a warning label.
Is that what you all think too? Am I in the right place? Thanks--Essie
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Fear vs Appropriate Action
Greetings, Christiane -
you wrote: > To tell you the truth Jean, I feel scared everytime I go to the > Grocery
store to buy my food <snip>
I'm on Jean Hudon's list and receive his many posts, too ...
Do not be afraid! While I agree with you that all food in the stores now -- especially
canola oil, corn, and soybeans -- is suspect and in my opinion to be avoided, there
are and have always been alternatives:
Support your local organic farmers, eat only eggs that are FreeRange and preferably
from a chicken-raiser you can talk to personally to find out what the chickens are
fed, and so you're able to evaluate the farm with your own eyes and heart. Drink
only purified water (even 'artesian wells' are only as good as the quality of water in them).
Unhook totally from the medical establishment if you're comfortably able to.
Don't be afraid -- take right action, and *Trust* in your Guidance. State clearly
what you want (Ask) and the Unified Field MUST respond appropriately to you (you
will Receive). We ARE being Helped!
-- "One who knows the secret of Sound knows the Mystery of the Universe."
-- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
From: Dianne Gatward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Monsanto
Little old New Zealand initiated the concept of a Nuclear Free Zone, which we still
are. Now the Greens have initiated the concept of a Genetic Engineering Free Zone
The Greens have a petition calling for a Royal Commission if Inquiry into Genetic
Engineering and a moratorium on all field trials and official approval of genetic
Another 5000 bumper stickers have been printed when the first run were snapped up.
HEY! THAT'S A GREAT SUGGESTION FOR ACTIVISTS WHO WANT TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ON
THE FRANKENFOODS ISSUE. A Genetic Engineering Free Zone! GREAT IDEA. THANKS!
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999
Subject: Makah Whaling
I write to thank you for your wonderful mailings. I find them enlightening and
from your messages I have begun in my neck of the words Vancouver, WA to put out
the word on GM foods. I am amazed that this goes on and we find out of it only through
the "underground." You are a blessing to us all. Keep up the good work!!!!!
On another note, I know my mother, Neva, sent an e-mail re: the meeting with the Clallan
County commissioners and the Makah Tribe which is to take place on March 17th at
3:00. I join my voice with hers that we all e-mail, phone, or fax the commissioners
with our thoughts and prayers that the whale hunting does not continue. If the e-mail
address is full, I sent an e-mail and it was returned because I'm sure the box is
filled, try again on Monday or fax your message. Let's stop the slaughter of whales.
The e-mail address is email@example.com, the fax is 360 417-2493; and
the phone number is 360 417-2233. Thank you again Jean for your wonderful e-mails.
From: "Joanne Stephenson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: GE foods
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
re GE foods - I figure we should all join the RAFI campaign as they are in Winnipeg
and DC. We should all go to their form, which automatically sends out a letter to
different people, and then write the agricultural associations to threaten to sue,
like people did with the rBST. That means, when and if they have senate hearings those
people will be against the GE foods because they will be afraid of future lawsuits.
In the meantime, I will call the PM's office and try to find out who is responsible
for letting these test crops grow in the first place.
Bye again, Joanna
AND SOME VARIOUS COMPLEMENTS:
From: email@example.com (Eve Howard)
Subject: E-MAIL PROBLEMS
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999
Good Morning Jean,
The Y2K frenzy is really picking up steam here, groups that have already come together
have asked me to attend some of their meetings for input in neighboring towns. I
hope everyone can unify with the right perspective. I am taking a deep breath, it
is my goal to do my best to keep everything in the light and on a positive vein. The one
thing that is evident with all the folks I am speaking with is that there is a very
deep need for substantial change and they are willing to sacrifice much to obtain
it. Never the less, here we go.
If Y2K does indeed manifest with all of the possible losses, I strongly feel it may
be a blessing in disguise. Our greater fear may be that nothing at all will happen.
Hope to hear from you soon.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Y2K Alert - 3/8/1999 - On-line bank / cash
simulator Date: Monday, March 08, 1999
The following is a free Y2K alert + analysis from Y2KNEWSWIRE.COM
In today's public e-mail alert: ___________________________________
* Will banks run out of cash? You decide * The truth about reserve levels * The true
history of fractional reserve banking * Which makes more sense: crazy people or greedy
banks? * Koskinen makes untrue money printing claim
Find it all at: http://www.y2knewswire.com/19990308.htm
New in today's (paid) On-Line Preparedness Community: * New tips: Using vitamin E
for extending storage life of cooking oils, pure silver rods for colloidal silver,
gold coin source that takes credit cards, more tips on using DE for food storage
* New FAQs: human powered plows? Survival Straw question, personal sanitation options,
purchasing silver for the first time, gun confiscation.
ONE DAY IN PEACE, JANUARY 1, 2000 CAMPAIGN
As the ONE DAY In Peace Campaign grows, so does the list of co-sponsors! With well
over 800 organizations in 125 countries, the Campaign is on its way to being one
of the largest. Has your organization joined!? Lets get the new millennium off
on the right foot! Check out http://www.oneday.net for more information or contact either of
the Campaign Co-Directors, Robert Alan Silverstein <email@example.com> or Steve Diamond
Note: I heard today from Ed Elkin that Steve Diamond just had a stroke. Please, let
us all send healing energies and support to Steve.
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999
From: Mitch Battros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: Earth Changes TV
Subject: Earth Changes TV/Breaking News - Flu-Like Illness Affects Millions
03/12/99 Hi Folks, Their may be more to the story below, than meets the eye. I had
William Thomas "live" yesterday on the show. Will is the author of two books "Scorched
Earth" and "Bringing The War Home". Both books have to do with the Gulf War Syndrome.
His background is in environmental biology. Will was stationed in Dhahran, while I
was in Riyhaid, Saudi Arabia during the war. (but that's another story)
William Thomas is also getting quite the reputation and acknowledgment for what he
has titled "CONTRAILS". He has brought forward information that is stunning and a
bit scary. William disclosed last night on our show for the first time, what may
be the smoking gun, tying these unusual cloud formations/contrails, to biochemical deterrence.
Folks, there has been a serious threat of biochemical warfare related to anthrax,
from both inside our borders, as well as outside. In addition, both Robert Egan,
known to many as NostraBOBus and myself, are doing an extensive research project
into "N. Korea and Smallpox". North Korea, now has the capacity to send missiles to our borders.
We will continue our investigation indicating high government officials have warned
of an upcoming event that could actually bring back "Smallpox" in a capacity that
could kill millions.
As a mental health therapist and acupuncturist, I work in the hospitals here in the
Seattle area where Earth Changes TV Studios resides. Our hospitals are almost full
with what is often called "Flu-Like Symptoms". This is mostly respiratory ailments
such as pneumonia-related and other congestive illnesses.
Is this happening in your area? Let us hear from you. Contact Melissa, our chief newsletter
editor, at <email@example.com> or myself at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We hope to have a transcript of the William Thomas interview next week.
Mitch Battros Producer - Earth Changes TV http://www.earthchangesTV.com
AND A VERY GOOD NEWS AND PORTENT OF MORE SUCH VICTORIES TO COME...
This is a story to which you have been alerted recently through this Public information
THANKS SHANNA FOR PASSING THIS ON ;-)
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999
From: Shanna Mac Lean <email@example.com>
Subject: We Are Making a Difference - banking news
Dear Jean: Here is a recent report on the defeat of the banking "Know Your Customer"
program. The information comes from "Scan This News" sponsored by "FIGHT THE FINGERPRINT!"
web page. http://www.networkusa.org/fingerprint.shtml
A lesson for the future to be learned from this. There was a very efficient web page
set up for registering one's views about Know Your Customer. One could go to the
web page, the letter was already prepared, and people had only to enter their email
and their snail address. The letter was then automatically sent to all sources, including
Congressmen. As we read below, it worked! In love, Shanna
Over 225,000 objections filed against KYC proposal
The nation's major news outlets are reporting on the overwhelming defeat of the
banking industry proposal to monitor customers transactions; the plan referred to
as the "Know Your Customer" program. The latest news is that, as of Monday, March
8, 1999, over 250,000 e-mails and letters have been sent in with all but a handful (fewer than
25) being opposed to the banking industry proposal. However, the major news sources
continue to miss what is without a doubt the most significant part of the KYC story -- i.e. the battle was fought almost exclusively over the Internet.
The banking regulation itself was actually not all that much more egregious than
many other already-in-place federal programs. Furthermore, all four of the banking
regulatory agencies proposing KYC regulations openly stated that most of the KYC
policies are already in place throughout most of the banking community; the KYC proposal
was merely to "formalize" these policies. So the defeat of one amongst many is not
going to immediately turn the tide of rights-violating regulations.
The most relevant aspect of this unprecedented defeat, however, is that it all took
place through Internet activities. For the first time since the enactment of the
Administrative Procedures Act -- the act which requires federal agencies to publish
newly proposed rules and to allow the public a period to submit comments -- the public
now has a method to learn about agency proposals BEFORE they are finalized. The
Internet also provides a tool for use in expressing objections directly to the
source. SCAN subscribers knew about the KYC proposal weeks before it was published in the Federal
Register. And, comments were being filed the very same day the proposal was published
by the regulatory agencies. Prior to the Internet, most regulations were already adopted and being enforced before the general public could find out about their
The battle against the KYC bank snooping plan was fought and won on the Internet.
That's the real story. This is the second MAJOR defeat of a federal regulation accomplished
in this fashion; the first being the Department of Transportation's National ID/standardized driver license proposal, also placed on hold as a result of public objections.
Both defeats took place within less than one year of each other. Very rarely are
agency regulations totally withdrawn as was done with both the KYC and the DOT/National ID proposals. The number of objections to the KYC proposal is hundreds of
times greater than anything in the prior history of rulemaking. Could this be the
start of a trend wherein the people may actually have some say in what happens with
their government? We hope so.
AND HERE IS MORE ON THIS:
A Victory over Bank Snooping
TUESDAY, MARCH 09, 1999
Between the Lines
When the U.S. Senate voted 88-0 Friday asking the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
to withdraw proposed rules on tracking the activities of banking customers, it represented
a victory for those who believe the government has no right to snoop into your most private financial affairs.
The Senate responded in bipartisan fashion to a grass-roots uproar over the "Know
Your Customer" plan.
Lost in most of the establishment media reports on a proposed regulation they had
largely ignored was the story of how the American people became informed about this
planned invasion of privacy.
Once again, the story was broken in the New Media -- specifically, right here in WorldNetDaily.
That's right. WorldNetDaily broke the story, stayed on it, informing Internet denizens
and elected officials alike. An insider at the FDIC informed us that officials in that agency would check out WorldNetDaily first thing every morning during
this period to find out what kinds of new questions they could expect about their
By the way, before the regulation was ever published in the Federal Register and thus
made subject to public scrutiny, WorldNetDaily readers had generated a record number
of e-mail protests to the plan.
From there, the Libertarian Party deserves credit for taking the activist route. An
online petition opposing "Know Your Customer" and sponsored by the party generated
more than 150,000 "signatures."
I repeat this little history for the record. Because the establishment press failed
to acknowledge it even once in its coverage. Why? Because the dinosaur-like Big Media
would like to pretend that Internet press outlets like WorldNetDaily don't exist.
They would prefer to give the impression that Internet news sites are not really serious,
not really accurate, that they only deal in gossip and rumor-mongering. Readers of
WorldNetDaily know there is another side of Internet journalism -- and that's why
we are such a threat to the big boys and, despite our skyrocketing traffic, get next to
Balance of article is at:
AND AS A COMPLEMENT TO THE INFORMATION ON NATURAL PROGESTERONE SOURCES...
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999
Subject: Hormone Heresy
I saw an email that you had sent on hormonal imbalance and thought that you might
be interested in my website:
I'm in the USA doing lectures/workshops and wholelife expos in various cities and
would enjoy coming to Canada before I return to Australia at the end of my tour.
AND THIS MAY BE OF INTEREST TO SOME OF YOU
WHO FORWARDED THIS:
Subject: Dalai Lama
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999
Subject: Vote for Dalai Lama
'TIME MAGAZINE' is asking the world to vote for the Person of the Century'. As of
today date there is NO mention of his Holiness The Dalai Lama. The Pope is there.
So is Hitler.
Get on line and vote...
Use UPPER CASE for first letter of name i.e. Dalai Lama leave out title.
Pass on please
Pia Kryger Lakha
I ALSO RECEIVED THIS:
From: Karuna Thal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Dalai Lama in USA/ We are Shambhala Warriors (NOTE: I HAVE NO ROOM LEFT IN
THIS EMAIL FOR THE 2ND PART ON We are Shambhala Warriors - BUT I'LL INCLUDE IT IN
THE NEXT SERIES OF FEEDBACKS)
I wish to share with you, and with all with whom we are connected, that one of the
world's brightest lights, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, will be in the United
States this summer.
I urge all those who have never personally spent time with the Dalai Lama to make
every effort to get to Bloomington this summer. Just thinking of him warms my heart.
The Dalai Lama is on this planet to transform the darkness of ignorance into the
light of loving compassion and wisdom, and that is exactly what he does. Being in his
presence is magical, transforming, and very wonderful--for everybody, no matter
what spiritual or religious background.
The below is from: http://www.kiva.net/~tcc/ This is web site for The Tibetan
His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet will Come to the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington,
Indiana from August 16 through 28, 1999 to give the Kalachakra Initiation. (clip)
AND TO CONCLUDE...
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like
a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you
have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide
it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning
us to be careful, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being a human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if
you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation
of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore be
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty everyday. And if you
can source your own life from it's presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the
edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!"
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want
to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to
the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if
you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know
what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company
you keep in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer (Cherokee Elder), Toronto
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