October 28, 2000

Subject: Miscellaneous Subjects #33: Bad Dolphin Dream and All Marine Life in Jeopardy + GOT WATER? + BURY, BURY SCARY + ALL-CONSUMING PASSION + Old Souls for Nader! -or- Will Gore Throw the Election to Bush? + Is a vote for a third party a wasted vote? + Vote Green? Ten Core Green Values + Yet More Feedbacks on the Campaign For A New Jerusalem

Hello everyone

There are so many things happenings at the same time and urgently requiring my/our immediate attention that it is becoming hard to follow every thread. You will hear more from this source about the crucial US elections in the coming weeks as we are nearing the election date. But there are also other matters such as the war in Columbia (lots of material on this in the Focus #25 issued yesterday), the violence still going on in Israel/Palestine and the escalating assault on all marine life - not to mention all the rainforests on Earth - and so on. There are fortunately some glimmers of hope but so much is still in flux and critically depends on the individual and collective choices we make every day that it is hard to be sure which way things are actually going.

But as long as we keep the faith and do what we are prompted from within to do, everything should finally turn out OK ;-)

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000


I FIRST RECEIVED THIS FROM CACILDA (BRAZIL) WHO DOES THE PORTUGUESE TRANSLATIONS FOR THE FOCUS GROUP...

Dear Jean

As you know so many people, pehaps you know of someone who could help me.

Tonight I had a "dream". There was a dolphin in the ceiling of my bedroom. Looking up from my bed, I could see only half of it. All his back, from tail to mouth was in my bedroom (can remember very well the eyes), while the other half (part of the belly etc.) was somewhere across the ceiling. Actually looked also like a whale, whith the size of a dolphin. I was going to talk to him, but before that he told me he was very sick. Then he came down, close to my bed and he was vomiting a yellowish liquid and then he told me this was because of a book (??). Then I called some people and we were trying to apply some healing techniques. That is all I remember, but I am sure he was asking for help. Although I like dolphins a lot, I never had any communication from them. Actually, usually I work much more with my intuition, so this was kind of strange, since there are many people channeling them.

So, I am asking people who works whith them: What should I do? What can we do?
Thanks in advance for any suggestion.

Love,

Cacilda

SO I FORWARDED HER EMAIL TO SOME PEOPLE I KNOW WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH DOLPHIN ISSUES WITH THIS BRIEF COMMENT:

"Cacilda, your dream may well have something to do with the LFAS testings, some of which has been approved for the Azores and mediterranean basin as mentioned in my last compilation."

AND THEN SHE WROTE THE FOLLOWING TO THOSE PEOPLE:

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000
From: Cacilda Casartelli <ccasarte@fmrp.usp.br>
Subject: dolphin dream (fwd)

Dear Jean, dear people to whom Jean forwarded my "dream" about dolphins.

Mirja Noland answered to that and she feels the part of the book was about
some law. I have the same feeling too (law that endangers them). Mirja also
says about a very strong and real dream she had, where the dolphins were
afraid that their babies would get into the nets somewhere in the tropical
waters.

As I belong to a spiritual healing group, perhaps they came to me to ask
for help from that source. Besides some ceremony that I did yesterday,
tonight my group did a healing session for them. We used all our healing
energy, we called the ondines and them we asked the masters of Sirius to
look for their brothers living on Earth at this time. Some of us
(including me) saw ocean waters at night being lightened by thousands of
little shinny white-blue lights illuminating the surface of waters and
penetrating them.

I still do not know what is happening, but anyway we decided to do
something about.

I also feel that they need us right now. Hope that even with our limited
understanding, we can really help them and the planet.

If anyone of you have any more information on what to do to help them,
please, let me know.

Love and Light,

Cacilda

AND THEN SHE WROTE TO ME...

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000
From: Cacilda Casartelli <ccasarte@fmrp.usp.br>
Subject: Endangered marine life

Dear Jean

Every time I read about the LFAs, I felt that we should do a Meditation
Focus on the planet and mainly on the marine life endangered by the
humans. But with so many wars, conflicts and blood, I was always
postponing the suggestion to the Focus Group. Well, now I have even more
reasons for that suggestion, so here goes the suggestion for a Meditation
Focus.

Love, Cacilda

AND MY REPLY WAS:

Dear Cacilda

Thanks a lot for expressing your concern for all marine life and for suggesting a focus on this.

The sad truth is that almost all life on Earth is doomed unless humanity has a swift and profound change of heart and embark on a worldwide, sustained and determined effort to undo the damage done during a century of mindless, blatant, greedy pollution and abuse of all that is sacred and holy on Earth.

We are in the midst of the sixth great global extinction episode the Earth has known and this one is entirely induced by our species. In the news today, they said that a group of marine scientists, during an international meeting to assess the situation of coral reefs around the world, have concluded that nearly all coral reefs in all the oceans will die within 20 years if the ocean water temperature continues to rise because of global warming. And consequenly, thousands of fish species will also disappear because they depend on healthy coral reefs for their very survival. Coral reefs are the marine equivalent in term of biodiversity of the rainforests of the world -- which are also being relentlessly assaulted by man for mere short term profits. On top of that, the ozone hole is getting bigger every year over Antarctica and may open again bigger than ever over the top of the Northern hemisphere if the conditions of extreme cold are there this next Spring for it to happen. This increasing ozone depletion may eventually kill the ocean plancton which is at the very basis of all the marine food chain and the source of 60% of the oxygen we need to breathe and of which we convert colossal quantities every day into global warming CO2 emissions as we use ever more fossil fuel in our cars and for our perpetual economic expansion.

The survival of the dolphins is also being put in jeopardy not only by the lethal sound waves emitted by the LFAS military technology but also by the relentless catching of all the remaining tunas that are coralled by large nets in which dolphins still get trapped and drown, particularly by the fishing fleets of countries like Thailand who do not abide by the fishing techniques presumably applied by U.S. and some other fishing fleets.

Those should be the issues all media should focus our attention on every day. Yet when do you hear about them? When is there a critical analysis that shows who is responsible for the destruction of our planet and what should be done to stop the onslaught? Practically never.

I know the picture depicted above is bleak and seems hopeless. Yet I do believe we are on the verge of a global spiritual awakening that will trigger the most radical and positive change of priorities ever seen on Earth. This terrible environmental situation may play a part in precipitating this awakening, but my gut feeling tell me that we won't change out of fear of a global eco-catastrophe but because we are reaching a critical mass of awakened souls realizing that the Life continuum we are living in - alternately on both sides of the veil of death/birth - is the royal pathway to re-awakening to our God-Self. And once enough of us know from deep within that we are One with all Life, here and throughout the multidimensional universe, this awareness and the crisp urge to protect and care for all life will swiftly be telepathically transmitted to all other members of our species and the whole world will enter a new era of blissful Oneness with All That Is as we will quickly retreat from the brink of global ecosuicide and heal through our collectively attuned souls the living planet that has been patiently waiting for our awakening to Who We Are.

I will immediately relay - through a Cc of this - your suggestion to the other Focus Group members who already received a copy of your dolphin dream.

I agree with you that we should not dedicate all our foci solely to political problems and wars but also to help save our fragile, living environment from our blind pursuit of material prosperity.

Love and blessings

Jean

P.S. I've included in a forthcoming compilation a plea/petition to help stop the dolphin slaughter going on at the hands of Japanese fishermen.




HERE ARE SOME TELLING EXAMPLES OF THE SEVERITY OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS WE ARE IN...

DAILY GRIST
October 23, 2000
News summaries from GRIST MAGAZINE
http://www.gristmagazine.com

2.
GOT WATER?
At least 3.5 billion people, more than half of the world's current
population, are expected to experience water shortages by 2025,
according to a new report by the World Resources Institute.
Freshwater systems around the world are being degraded by
agricultural runoff, wetland loss, dams, diversions, and overuse,
threatening their ability to support human, animal, and plant life.
Twenty percent of the world's estimated 10,000 freshwater fish
species have become threatened or endangered or gone extinct in
recent decades, according to the report. "We're just using way more
water than the earth can afford to give us," said WRI President
Jonathan Lash.

Salt Lake Desert News, Associated Press, 10.22.00
http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,210006918,00.html

read it in Grist Magazine: Watership down -- the world is running
low on H2O -- by Lester R. Brown
http://www.gristmagazine.com/grist/imho/imho091900.stm

3.
BURY, BURY SCARY
The Department of Energy now says the amount of plutonium and other
radioactive waste from the manufacture of nuclear weapons that was
released into soil or buried in thin containers from the 1940s to the
1970s was 10 times larger than previously thought. The DOE had been
saying since 1987 that more than 97 percent of the wastes from
weapons production was being kept in "retrievable" storage, which at
some point would be taken to a permanent deep storage site in
Carlsbad, N.M, and that only 3 percent had been poured into dirt or
shallowly buried in flimsy containers. An enviro group, the
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, in 1997 told the DOE
that the agency's own data indicated that those percentages were
wrong, and after two years of study, the DOE has agreed. Beatrice C.
Brailsford of the enviro group Snake River Alliance in Idaho said
that plutonium that had been buried 20 feet below the surface had
already been found 240 feet down and that it would only take about 25
more years for it to reach the Snake River aquifer 590 feet down.

New York Times, Matthew L. Wald, 10.21.00
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/21/science/21NUKE.html

5.
ALL-CONSUMING PASSION
Overconsumption has led to an estimated 33 percent decline in the
natural wealth of the world's ecosystems over the past 30 years,
according to a report released by the World Wildlife Fund on Friday.
If current patterns continue, humans would need an additional two
planets in order to survive, WWF said. The group measured the
"ecological footprint" of various countries -- their per capita
consumption of food, materials, and energy -- and found, not
surprisingly, that the footprints of rich nations are about four
times larger than those of small nations. The United Arab Emirates,
Singapore, and the U.S. have the biggest footprints, while Namibia,
Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Eritrea have the smallest. "It is the
consumers of the rich nations of the temperate northern regions of
the world who are primarily responsible for the ongoing loss of
natural wealth in the tropics," said Jonathan Loh, editor of the
report.

Planet Ark, Reuters, Patricia Reaney, 10.23.00
http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8645

San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, Associated Press, 10.20.00
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2000/10/20/international0842EDT0499.DTL

World Wildlife Fund Report
http://www.panda.org/livingplanet/lpr00/




Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000
From: Vadim Nemirovsky <vadimsky@mindspring.comgt;
Subject: Old Souls for Nader! -or- Will Gore Throw the Election to Bush?

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that causes me to
tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been
enthroned and and era of corruption in high places will follow, and
the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by
working upon prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated
in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

-- President Abraham Lincoln on Corporations (1864)

-

This is going to run in Madison's afternoon paper, The Capital
Times, on Thursday, October 26. It is timed to coincide with Vice
President Gore's campaign stop in Madison on Thursday afternoon.
Send it to everyone you know!


Will Gore Throw the Election to Bush?

By Robert W. McChesney

This past Friday a dozen former "Nader's Raiders" held a press
conference and told Ralph Nader to drop out of the presidential race
and throw his support to Vice-President Al Gore. Concerned about
Gore's faltering numbers in the polls, they argued that votes for
Nader might well lead to the victory of George W. Bush.

It is not an original argument. But the problem with it is that
they are asking the wrong candidate to quite the race. Had they
thought it through, they would have demanded that Al Gore quit the
race and throw his support behind Nader.

Think about it.

Vice President Al Gore has now had three 90 minute mano a mano
debates with George W. Bush. His campaign and related soft money
groups have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on political ads
to convince Americans to support him. He has received an
overwhelming amount of press coverage, much of it sympathetic. He is
a household name across the nation.

Yet here we are less than two weeks from election day and Al Gore
still is not ahead of George W. Bush, arguably the least impressive
and most unqualified candidate for president in U.S. history. Many
polls find him trailing Governor Bush. And there is little hope for
a turnaround, as Bush has twice the money Gore does to bombard the
nation with TV ads. Were a politician the caliber of Bill Clinton
running against W., he would mop the floor with Bush's carcass, and
lead him by 15 points in the polls.

Al Gore has failed. For whatever reason, people just don't like the
guy, and the more they see him, the less they like him. The voters
have made it clear they might not elect him even over such a
numbskull as George W. Bush.

It seems pretty clear why Gore cannot expose Bush for the fraud he
is. Bush is owned lock, stock and barrel by the huge corporations
and the wealthy. As president, Bush will reduce the tax burden on
the wealthy and eliminate those remaining regulations that protect
the environment, consumers and workers. He will also give the green
light to anti-competitive corporate mergers and consolidation. A
Bush Administration will make the Republican administrations of the
Gilded Age and the Roaring 20s look like socialist states.

But Gore cannot attack Bush on these obvious points. Why? Because
Gore is pretty much in hock to the same crowd, and the Clinton-Gore
administration has been pursuing similar policies, albeit with a
different grade of rhetoric to dress it up. So the debate is a lot
of insincere focus group tested sound bites or a lot of mumbo jumbo
on a bunch of incomprehensible policy programs. No one is advocating
positions that tackle the extreme inequality of wealth and power in
the United States directly, and the total corruption of our
governing system by big money.

Since there is little of substance to debate between them, those
voters who haven't fallen asleep are making their choice between
Gore and Bush on the basis of which they think has a better
personality. On that score, whether it is fair or not, Gore is a
sure loser.

Ralph Nader is not the reason Gore's campaign is struggling. Gore
has has ample opportunity to make his case before the American
voters. Gore had a ten point lead in some polls in September. As
that lead disappeared, most of the votes shifted to Bush, not Nader.
In fact, surveys show that a significant percentage of Nader's
supporters -- perhaps a majority -- either would not vote or would
vote for someone other than Gore were Nader not in the race. Most of
those sympathetic to Nader but scared about a Bush presidency have
already decided to vote for Gore.

Al Gore, and Al Gore alone, has blown his golden opportunity.

In fact, that Gore has laid such an egg is damaging Nader's effort
to reach the five percent threshold and earn matching funds for the
Green party in 2004. If Gore were doing as well as he should be
doing, he would win the election handily and Nader could get 7-10
percent of the vote with little effect on the outcome. But Gore has
indeed laid an egg, and party hacks are desperate to find a
scapegoat.

If Democrats are truly concerned about the fate of progressive
politics, the rational solution would be for Gore to quit and throw
his support to Nader. Gore can't win. Nader can.

Without hardly any money and worse media coverage than Andrei
Sakharov got from Pravda in the 1970s, Nader has drawn the six
largest crowds in the campaign -- ranging from 10,000 to 15,000
people -- and these were paying audiences no less. When people
actually hear Nader's message they respond, and they respond
favorably. Nader can galvanize the citizenry in a way Gore cannot.
He is the smartest, most competent, and most honest figure in public
life today. He is a national treasure.

In leaving the race, Gore should demand that George W. Bush have
three 90 minute debates mano a mano with Nader in the final 10 days
of the campaign. Without Gore's dreadful semi-Republican record,
Nader will easily expose Bush for the ignoramus that he is. Let's
see Bush serve up his banalities about favoring "small government"
and "returning power to the people" in the face of Nader's command
of the real record of massive corporate welfare that Bush supports.

Those genuinely concerned about the fate of progressive ideals
should urge Vice President Gore to withdraw from the race
immediately. Only Nader can defeat Bush. All that progressives stand
for -- the Supreme Court, a woman's right to choose, the environment
-- is on the line. The sad truth is that on November 7 a vote for
Gore is a vote for Bush.

---

"I want to be President for a very simple reason. This country needs
a very strong progressive movement that challenges the accepted
concentration of power and wealth in the hands of global
corporations who dominate our government, our workplace, our
environment and many other areas of our political economy."

-- Ralph Nader - June 23, 2000

Here are some links to Nader's official, Nader-inspired and Green
sites:

http://www.votenader.org/ official Nader for president page
http://www.nader2000.org/ unofficial Nader for president page
http://www.nader.org/ about Ralph Nader's history
http://www.gp.org/ GREEN party platform
http://www.green-party.org/ U.S. GREEN Party


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Vadim

"The only truly revolutionary act left is to tell the truth about everything."

-- Robert Anton Wilson

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-- Ben Franklin, 1759




Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000
From: Makasha Roske <makasha@globalfamily.net>

From: "Natural Law Party of Colorado" <info@natural-law-colorado.org>
Subject: Is a vote for a third party a wasted vote?

Anything's Possible

Did you know ...

that third parties have been the principal source of most of the good ideas
that have shaped our democracy, from the abolition of slavery to the right
of women to vote to basic child labor laws?
Your vote for a third party sends a
<<LOUD SIGNAL>>
to Washington that you want a government of, by and for the people -
not one bought and paid for by special interests intent on maintaining the
status quo.

If you are satisfied knowing that Republican and Democratic "solutions" have
given us
the lowest educational outcomes in our nation's history,
the highest percentage of our citizens in jail of any country in the world,
the poorest health and highest health care costs of any developed nation,
AND
that YOU will be paying BIG TAX $$$ in the not-too-distant-future to support
these FAILED PLANS,
then vote for the status quo. Vote for Bush or Gore.

If, on the other hand, you long for a new vision, one that will provide
simple, straight-forward, scientifically proven solutions that get to the
root or our nation's problems, please CONSIDER VOTING OUTSIDE THE BOX.
PLEASE CONSIDER

*** HAGELIN / GOLDHABER ***
and the other
*** Natural Law Party Candidates ***
http://www.hagelin.org/
http://www.natural-law-colorado.org/

BE HEARD! Vote third party. Remember ... a vote for Bush or Gore is a vote
for the status quo. A vote for Bush or Gore is worse than a wasted vote.
It is a destructive vote.

The future is YOURS.
YOU can make it a great future!
ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE!




NOTE FROM JEAN: Most of you are probably unaware that there will soon be national elections in Canada (that's where I live). As a former member of the national executive committee of the Green Party of Quebec, I'm very sympathetic and supportive of the following...

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000
From: Lorraine Lapp <satori@pubnix.net>
Subject: Vote Green? Ten Core Green Values & other info

http://mediom.qc.ca/~jcbalu/

Quebec Platform Below - in French - Acrobat Reader Needed
http://mediom.qc.ca/~jcbalu/Programme.html

http://www.greens.ca - National

Quebec Contact Jean-Claude Balu, Représentant provincial du Parti vert au Québec
Tel : 514 484-0953 - verts@mediom.qc.ca
Visiter aussi : http://mediom.qc.ca/~jcbalu/

THE GREEN PARTY OF CANADA LE PARTI VERT DU CANADA
244 Gerrard Street East,
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2G2
1-888-6GREEN6
Fax: 416-929-7709
gpc@green.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREEN PARTY POSITIONED FOR BREAK THROUGH

"It's Time For Real Choice And Real Change"
VICTORIA -- October 22, 2000 --

Green Party Leader Joan Russow welcomed Jean Chretien's call for an election and declared it an opportunity for Canadians to have a real choice and real change. The Green Party is contesting over 100 ridings in this election. The Green Party was founded in 1983 and since 1984 the Green Party has fielded an increasing number of candidates. The Green Party is an international political movement responding to international political issues and in Canada has participated in federal, provincial, and municipal elections. "The election gives Canadians the chance to make the environment, economic justice, equitable distribution of resources, peace, health, and human rights higher priorities than they are presently," said Green Party Leader Joan Russow. Joan Russow has been the Federal Leader since 1997 and will be running again in Victoria against David Anderson.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Joan Russow, Cell: 250-415-7004 Ottawa: 613-722-3485 (October 24 to 29) David White, Press Secretary, Phone: 250-598-0071, Fax: 250-598-0994


The Ten Key Values

The world-wide Green movement is founded on ten fundamental principles:

Ecological Wisdom

The Greens recognize that the Earth sustains all life processes. Green ecology moves beyond environmentalism by understanding the common roots of the exploitation of nature and the exploitation of people.

Social Justice

Greens oppose the worldwide system of poverty and injustice, and are working to end oppression based on class, sex, race, citizenship, age, or sexual orientation.

Grassroots Democracy

Greens believe that the power concentrated in big business and big government must be returned to the people. We believe in direct participation by all people in the environmental, political and economic decisions that affect their lives.

Non-Violence

Greens reject violence as a way of settling disputes - it's shortsighted, morally wrong, and ultimately self-defeating. We are working to create a society where war is obsolete.

Decentralization

Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities, within an overall framework of ecologically sound, socially just values and ways of living.

Community-Based Economics

Greens seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth, which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet, and is under democratic, decentralized community control.

Feminism

The Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminism. The ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control.

Respect For Diversity

We honor the biological diversity of the Earth, and the cultural, sexual, and spiritual diversity of Earth's people. We aim to reclaim this country's finest ideals: popular democracy, the dignity of the individual, and liberty and justice for all.

Personal And Global Responsibility

Greens are committed to global sustainability through both political solidarity and of living based on ecological principals that respect our bioregion.

Future Focus

Like the Iroquois Indians, Greens seek a society where the interests of the seventh generation are considered equal to the interests of the present. We must reclaim the future for ourselves and our children.

Quebec platform at http://mediom.qc.ca/~jcbalu/




From: "Brock" thresher@iname.com
Subject: RE: More Feedbacks on the Campaign For A New Jerusalem
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000

Hello Jean,

The situation in Israel has always caused me confusion. How can a people
who have suffered persecution immediately turn to persecution the moment
they are in a position to do so? How do a people who claim the need to a
homeland deny that same need to others? Why, in the holiest place on earth
is there an uzi on every rooftop?

To say the politics of the region are complicated is an obvious
understatement, but that does not diminish the inequities of that same
situation. The Jews are a "mature" people with thousands of years of
heritage, they have been conquered, relocated and murdered on a grand scale,
one would think that these lessons would have taught them the value of life
and giving them a level of empathy strong enough to deal more effectively
with this issue. But just the opposite is true. They seem to have ignored
or learned wrong the lessons of their own past. An example of this was
startling brought home in a conversation with a friend of mine recently. We
were talking about Israel and he said ( and I quote )

"Ah, those Palestinians, they will all be destroyed"

I said, "What.. are you talking Genocide?"

"Sure, you don't understand, they aren't human, they are like animals" he
responded.

This man is a Russian Jew, who lived several years in Israel before
Immigrating to NA.

To say that I was shocked would be another understatement! It seems that
the Jews have learned some lessons from the past, unfortunately they appear
to be the wrong ones. I don't pretend to know what the solutions are but I
do know that if the Jewish people continue to do onto others as others have
done onto them they will pay a heavy price. I pray that the spiritual
leaders in this conflict can get spiritual and start fulfilling the
commandments of their holy books...

Regards,

Brock




From: Michael Levy <MIKMIKL@aol.com">>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000
Subject: Re: More Feedbacks on the Campaign For A New Jerusalem

This newsletter has a much better balanced Tone Jean and Michael.
Thank You for Balancing the Scales of Thought.
All the Best
Mike.

Re Better Suggestion for Jerusalem. Just Live In Joy. Others will eventually
follow once their illusions become to exhausting or expire by other means.

AND MY REPLY WAS

Thanks a lot Mike.

It is great to be alive at such a critical juncture in our planet's history and be able to share in all the endless avenues for spiritual awakening and service it offers.

Take care and be happy ;-)

Jean




Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000
From: Jeff Gordon <jeff.gordon@wellnow.com">>
Subject: Re: More Feedbacks on the Campaign For A New Jerusalem

Hi, Jean --

Everyone who wants the UN to take charge (or Israel to take charge, or
the Palestinians to take charge, or whatever) is thinking too low.

There will be no lasting solution, or peace, to come from that, because
the true answer is in this:

"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof;
the world and they that dwell therein."

The current conflict is the story from the Bible all over again -- you
know the one: Two women each claim to be the mother of the same child;
Solomon rules that the child should be cut in half; only then do we
discover who is rightly the one in the position of 'parent' for that
child. It is the one who is qualified by love and by purity of heart,
not by legalities.

While focus is on ownership (of the child or of Jerusalem), everyone
misses the point. The point is, God owns it; and one, or both, or all
may stand in fitting stewardship of it when -that- ownership is
acknowledged, and not before.

The one whose claim is righteous will not be the one saying, "Well,
we're sure God is commanding us to do thus and such." That's the claim
of legalities, not the claim of love and of purity of heart.

Meanwhile, Palden's friend is writing about "the new Jerusalem", the
one foreseen as coming "down from God out of heaven", rather than from
stones and mortar coming up from the ground.

"Salem" means "peace", and Jeru-salem is rightly the City of Peace.
It's clear that the one or ones who should steward such a place would
already know peace.

Jeff

http://www.wellnow.com

"There's nothing left in the world to prove. All that's worth doing
is to love one another, using whatever means are available to serve."




From: "Linda Evans" <lle333@earthlink.net>
Subject: Fw: Feedbacks on the Campaign For A New Jerusalem
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000

Dear Jean: I cannot thank you enough for the article on the
Israeli-Palestine conflict by Eduardo Cohen. The article confirmed what I
have felt for years with regard to the one-sided portrayal in our media,
which supports Israel and condemns Palestine efforts to meet them halfway
while being terribly oppressed. It is hard to see with impartial eyes when
a conflict between two races/countries is so long-standing, but I think the
Palestinians have basically nothing to lose...almost everything has been
taken from them, and they seem discounted at every turn. Why the media so
much wants to demonize the Arabs, I do not understand. It is easy to see
why they turn more and more to desperate measures. We stand by with our
hearts in anguish and wonder what we can possibly do... Pray harder, hold the
light and the vision of peace, speak out in lists such as this and pray that
some sanity will come to the governments of the world. Certainly peace
concerts such as James Twyman's will have some effect; music is one of the
powerful healing modes. These are the predicted days of crisis, and this is
where we chose to be.

So many of the ancient cultures are being stripped of every vestige of dignity and basic human essentials...Mayans, Tibetans, Aborigines, Native Americans, and now Arabs, and the list goes on. I keep envisioning millions of people chanting to the heavens and calling for peace so I have started chanting om shanti, shanti, shanti 11 times every noon hour while imagining good will and Israelis/Palestinians embracing...

Maybe others would like to join at the top of every hour, but I know the kundalini is high at dawn, noon, and dusk.

Thank you again for keeping us informed and thinking and united.

A heart filled with sorrow and hope,

Linda Lee







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