Friday, April 22, 2005

B O N O & T.E.D.

Friday, April 15, 2005

APOLLO - GEEZ


Hello all ... sorry I've not been around.
I've been travelling through the
states, doing my research ... hangin' around the pool in Houston Tx.
GW, Mr. Sharon & I were in the same state, at the same time last week.
No, I did not join them in their talks.
I had other pressing issues to deal with.
Besides, it's best I not discuss things with them yet anyhow.
We've got some time to see what comes of their 'agreements.'
I will continue to travel stateside for some time, ESPecially in Texas.
Talk to you again soon ...
retroBoY

Sunday, February 06, 2005

With or Without You ...
I Am Everything ...
I Am Nothing ...
When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female . . . then shall you enter the kingdom.
©1996 tAWMy

I have these memories … they dance in my head
All the places … all the faces I’ve met

I have these memories …comin’ right back on me
Some are haunting me … some are taunting me

Leaving me wanting … some more

Wanna walk with the Angels … on a mountain so high
Green valleys below me … under an azure blue sky
Wanna talk with the angels … in my heart I do trust
There’s nothing to worry … Angels are walking with us


I have this dream … you’re walking beside me
All’s forgiven …we’re for living this life

I have this dream … we’re standing together
Sun on our faces… love in our hearts so true

Wanna walk with the Angels … on a mountain so high
Green valleys below me … under an azure blue sky
Wanna talk with the angels … in my heart I do trust
There’s nothing to worry … Angels are walking with u
s
***
~*Angels*~
"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength."
-- August Wilson
"Man is his own star; and the soul that can/ Render an honest and a perfect man/ Commands all light, all influence, all fate./Nothing to him falls early, or too late./Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,/ Our fatal shadows that walk by us still." -- John Fletcher
"When the angels present themselves, the devils abscond." -- unknown
TO FIND LOVE
... it will be necessary to cut away
the knotted jungle of our own self-centered existence.
This task is not for the faint at heart.
However, it is the only way for us to truly love God
and to love one another.
There is no other path to salvation.
Cutting away this jungle of deluded narcissistic
self-absorption is what Jesus had in mind when he said:

34“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35For I have come to turn “ ‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughterinlaw against her mother-in-law
36a man's enemies will be
the members of his own household.
37“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me
is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter
more than me is not worthy of me;
38and anyone who does not take his cross
and follow me is not worthy of me.
39Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Matthew 10:34-39 , NIV

The “sword,”in this case, exists solely for the liberation
of the soul that it may soar into the boundless sky of love.
It is a sword of uncompromising compassion.

The miracle of it all is that within the insanity of this earthly paradigm, I have discovered the truth of unconditional LOVE. Through the looking glass (mirror) I have travelled to reveal my beauty that shines beyond the darkness that I can never run away from.Only by having acknowledged my darkness, has it run from me. Through facing my demons, I have recognized the light that shines within myself, and within all that have come into my life. Even though others may not see the light right away , I know that I am a catalyst in the BIG PICTURE.
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Others may have fought, and/or run from me as I have absorbed and reflected upon their darkness , or rather, shone my light upon it without judgement. Their assuming that I have judged, reveals their judgement. To cause a little short term discomfort is worth the ultimate long term gain. That is the purpose of my journey, as well as theirs. Their reaction to my actions reveals so much to me, my angels, and hopefully to them. Once I have seen the changes toward growth, or the total lack thereof, I remove myself for them to choose to walk alongside our angels. I have seen that in order to do the greatest good, I must accept my curse/blessing of earthly solitude, and pain through my well intentioned, and guided empathies.In order to walk with the angels, and be a soldier for True LOVE we all must continue to remember that our stage is the entire WORLD .
There is no room for rugged American individuality in LOVE's company.
We are intimately connected to one another.
Success in LOVE depends on strengthening that interconnectedness.
There is no room for jealousy of any sort.
Not only does no one here get out alive.
None of us gets out ALONE !

Thomas the Contender

LIFE is Adventure In Forgiveness
Especially for Ourselves
Dreamers and visionaries build castles in the sky.
Neurotics live in them.
Those that engage in Freudian therapy, pay the rent !
" ... whoever who has not known himself, has known nothing, but he who has known himself has at the same time already achieved knowledge about the depth of all things. "
Whoever perceives divine reality becomes what he sees...
You see the Spirit, you become the spirit.
You see Christ, you become Christ.
You see GOD, you become GOD.
You see yourself, and what you see you shall become.
Mysticism; Gnosticism the spiritual path of experiencing God directly within one's own self.
The Mystic Christ reveals the life and teachings of
Jesus to be an ancient tale of mystic union, salvation, and enlightenment. It is the careful uncovering of a lost treasure of immeasurable value, long buried in the suffocating darkness of conventional orthodoxy on one side, and blind fundamentalist extremism on the other. From the viewpoint of the world’s mystical religious traditions, the brilliant light of Jesus’ way is revealed as a penetrating radical non-duality unifying all people and all of life. The Master’s path to this all-embracing unity is the spiritual practice of pure selfless love. Love God intensely, love our neighbor as our own Self, bless those that curse us, and pray for those that mistreat us. Love has been lost, becoming nothing more than a word in the dictionary and, yet, it remains the foundation of Jesus’ message.

The Mystic Christ is also a compelling story of the ego, the personification of ignorance, and how it has distorted and subverted the sublime sayings of Jesus, twisting reality into unreality and light into darkness. The ego is the Antichrist in this ancient drama that has gripped every culture for all time in its talons of self-centered perception.
The ego is anti-love.

The Mystic Christ - Chapter Preview

The reality of religion is something far beyond people's concept about it. The so-called intellectuals of all religions have taught people about a religion that they themselves have created; a religion corresponding to their own ideas, which has little to do with true religion and its essential principles. They fool the people by making them follow only the external aspect of religion, and never the internal.
If the internal oneness of religions were to be revealed, their own importance would be greatly diminished and they wouldn't be given any more attention. This is the reason why they highlight only the external differences. Otherwise their egos will starve, which would be unbearable to them. Also, since they, themselves, are stuck in their own intellects, they cannot assimilate the real principles of spirituality; and if they have not imbibed those principles, how can they teach anyone about spirituality? Ammachi, Awaken Children, vol. 7
God created man and man created God. So is it in the world. Men make gods and they worship their creations. If would be fitting for the gods to worship men. (Logion 85: 1-4)
February 6
The universes are eternally stable. There is stability in the midst of apparent instability. [
The Urantia Book, p. 55, par. 3]
February 7
There is an underlying order and security in the midst of the energy upheavals and the physical cataclysms of the starry realms. [
The Urantia Book, p. 55, par. 3]
February 8
The universe is not wound up like a clock to run just so long and then cease to function; all things are constantly being renewed. The Father unceasingly pours forth energy, light, and life. [
The Urantia Book, p. 55, par. 4]
February 9
Man's wisdom grows out of the trials and errors of human experience [
The Urantia Book, p. 58, par. 2]
February 10
To each of you and to all of us, God is approachable, the Father is attainable, the way is open [
The Urantia Book, p. 63, par. 6]
February 11
What a mistake to dream of God far off in the skies when the spirit of the Universal Father lives within your own mind! [
The Urantia Book, p. 64, par. 6]
February 12
The religions of revelation allure men to seek for a God of love because they crave to become like him. [
The Urantia Book, p. 66, par. 5]

GOD'S UNCHANGING CHARACTER

All too long has man thought of God as one like himself. God is not, never was, and never will be jealous of man or any other being in the universe of universes. Knowing that the Creator Son intended man to be the masterpiece of the planetary creation, to be the ruler of all the earth, the sight of his being dominated by his own baser passions, the spectacle of his bowing down before idols of wood, stone, gold, and selfish ambition--these sordid scenes stir God and his Sons to be jealous for man, but never of him.

The eternal God is incapable of wrath and anger in the sense of these human emotions and as man understands such reactions. These sentiments are mean and despicable; they are hardly worthy of being called human, much less divine; and such attitudes are utterly foreign to the perfect nature and gracious character of the Universal Father.

Much, very much, of the difficulty which Urantia mortals have in understanding God is due to the far-reaching consequences of the Lucifer rebellion and the Caligastia betrayal. On worlds not segregated by sin, the evolutionary races are able to formulate far better ideas of the Universal Father; they suffer less from confusion, distortion, and perversion of concept.

God repents of nothing he has ever done, now does, or ever will do. He is all-wise as well as all-powerful. Man's wisdom grows out of the trials and errors of human experience; God's wisdom consists in the unqualified perfection of his infinite universe insight, and this divine foreknowledge effectively directs the creative free will.

The Universal Father never does anything that causes subsequent sorrow or regret, but the will creatures of the planning and making of his Creator personalities in the outlying universes, by their unfortunate choosing, sometimes occasion emotions of divine sorrow in the personalities of their Creator parents. But though the Father neither makes mistakes, harbors regrets, nor experiences sorrows, he is a being with a father's affection, and his heart is undoubtedly grieved when his children fail to attain the spiritual levels they are capable of reaching with the assistance which has been so freely provided by the spiritual-attainment plans and the mortal-ascension policies of the universes.

The infinite goodness of the Father is beyond the comprehension of the finite mind of time; hence must there always be afforded a contrast with comparative evil (not sin) for the effective exhibition of all phases of relative goodness. Perfection of divine goodness can be discerned by mortal imperfection of insight only because it stands in contrastive association with relative imperfection in the relationships of time and matter in the motions of space.
The character of God is infinitely superhuman; therefore must such a nature of divinity be personalized, as in the divine Sons, before it can even be faith-grasped by the finite mind of man.

THE REALIZATION OF GOD

God is the only stationary, self-contained, and changeless being in the whole universe of universes, having no outside, no beyond, no past, and no future. God is purposive energy (creative spirit) and absolute will, and these are self-existent and universal.
Since God is self-existent, he is absolutely independent. The very identity of God is inimical to change. "I, the Lord, change not." God is immutable; but not until you achieve Paradise status can you even begin to understand how God can pass from simplicity to complexity, from identity to variation, from quiescence to motion, from infinity to finitude, from the divine to the human, and from unity to duality and triunity. And God can thus modify the manifestations of his absoluteness because divine immutability does not imply immobility; God has will--he is will.

God is the being of absolute self-determination; there are no limits to his universe reactions save those which are self-imposed, and his freewill acts are conditioned only by those divine qualities and perfect attributes which inherently characterize his eternal nature. Therefore is God related to the universe as the being of final goodness plus a free will of creative infinity.
The Father-Absolute is the creator of the central and perfect universe and the Father of all other Creators. Personality, goodness, and numerous other characteristics, God shares with man and other beings, but infinity of will is his alone.
God is limited in his creative acts only by the sentiments of his eternal nature and by the dictates of his infinite wisdom. God personally chooses only that which is infinitely perfect, hence the supernal perfection of the central universe; and while the Creator Sons fully share his divinity, even phases of his absoluteness, they are not altogether limited by that finality of wisdom which directs the Father's infinity of will. Hence, in the Michael order of sonship, creative free will becomes even more active, wholly divine and well-nigh ultimate, if not absolute. The Father is infinite and eternal, but to deny the possibility of his volitional self-limitation amounts to a denial of this very concept of his volitional absoluteness.

God's absoluteness pervades all seven levels of universe reality. And the whole of this absolute nature is subject to the relationship of the Creator to his universe creature family. Precision may characterize trinitarian justice in the universe of universes, but in all his vast family relationship with the creatures of time the God of universes is governed by divine sentiment. First and last--eternally--the infinite God is a Father. Of all the possible titles by which he might appropriately be known, I have been instructed to portray the God of all creation as the Universal Father.

In God the Father freewill performances are not ruled by power, nor are they guided by intellect alone; the divine personality is defined as consisting in spirit and manifesting himself to the universes as love. Therefore, in all his personal relations with the creature personalities of the universes, the First Source and Center is always and consistently a loving Father. God is a Father in the highest sense of the term. He is eternally motivated by the perfect idealism of divine love, and that tender nature finds its strongest expression and greatest satisfaction in loving and being loved.

In science, God is the First Cause; in religion, the universal and loving Father; in philosophy, the one being who exists by himself, not dependent on any other being for existence but beneficently conferring reality of existence on all things and upon all other beings. But it requires revelation to show that the First Cause of science and the self-existent Unity of philosophy are the God of religion, full of mercy and goodness and pledged to effect the eternal survival of his children on earth.

We crave the concept of the Infinite, but we worship the experience-idea of God,
our anywhere and any-time capacity to grasp the personality
and divinity factors of our highest concept ofDeity.
The consciousness of a victorious human life on earth is born of that creature faith which dares to challenge each recurring episode of existence when confronted with the awful spectacle of human limitations, by the unfailing declaration: Even if I cannot do this, there lives in me one who can and will do it, a part of the Father-Absolute of the universe of universes. And that is "the victory which overcomes the world, even your faith."

ERRONEOUS IDEAS OF GOD

Religious tradition is the imperfectly preserved record of the experiences of the God-knowing men of past ages, but such records are untrustworthy as guides for religious living or as the source of true information about the Universal Father. Such ancient beliefs have been invariably altered by the fact that primitive man was a mythmaker.

One of the greatest sources of confusion on Urantia concerning the nature of God grows out of the failure of your sacred books clearly to distinguish between the personalities of the Paradise Trinity and between Paradise Deity and the local universe creators and administrators. During the past dispensations of partial understanding, your priests and prophets failed clearly to differentiate between Planetary Princes, System Sovereigns, Constellation Fathers, Creator Sons, Superuniverse Rulers, the Supreme Being, and the Universal Father. Many of the messages of subordinate personalities, such as Life Carriers and various orders of angels, have been, in your records, presented as coming from God himself. Urantian religious thought still confuses the associate personalities of Deity with the Universal Father himself, so that all are included under one appellation.

The people of Urantia continue to suffer from the influence of primitive concepts of God. The gods who go on a rampage in the storm; who shake the earth in their wrath and strike down men in their anger; who inflict their judgments of displeasure in times of famine and flood--these are the gods of primitive religion; they are not the Gods who live and rule the universes. Such concepts are a relic of the times when men supposed that the universe was under the guidance and domination of the whims of such imaginary gods. But mortal man is beginning to realize that he lives in a realm of comparative law and order as far as concerns the administrative policies and conduct of the Supreme Creators and the Supreme Controllers.

The barbarous idea of appeasing an angry God, of propitiating an offended Lord, of winning the favor of Deity through sacrifices and penance and even by the shedding of blood, represents a religion wholly puerile and primitive, a philosophy unworthy of an enlightened age of science and truth. Such beliefs are utterly repulsive to the celestial beings and the divine rulers who serve and reign in the universes. It is an affront to God to believe, hold, or teach that innocent blood must be shed in order to win his favor or to divert the fictitious divine wrath.

The Hebrews believed that "without the shedding of blood there could be no remission of sin." They had not found deliverance from the old and pagan idea that the Gods could not be appeased except by the sight of blood, though Moses did make a distinct advance when he forbade human sacrifices and substituted therefor, in the primitive minds of his childlike Bedouin followers, the ceremonial sacrifice of animals.

The bestowal of a Paradise Son on your world was inherent in the situation of closing a planetary age; it was inescapable, and it was not made necessary for the purpose of winning the favor of God. This bestowal also happened to be the final personal act of a Creator Son in the long adventure of earning the experiential sovereignty of his universe. What a travesty upon the infinite character of God! this teaching that his fatherly heart in all its austere coldness and hardness was so untouched by the misfortunes and sorrows of his creatures that his tender mercies were not forthcoming until he saw his
blameless Son bleeding and dying upon the cross of Calvary!

But the inhabitants of Urantia are to find deliverance from these ancient errors and pagan superstitions respecting the nature of the Universal Father. The revelation of the truth about God is appearing, and the human race is destined to know the Universal Father in all that beauty of character and loveliness of attributes so magnificently portrayed by the Creator Son who sojourned on Urantia as the Son of Man and the Son of God.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

the rAVen DANCEd ... ONce mORe ...

Looking out for number one is not the way to go. One should not be concerned about one's own life. Just think of the ravens (Q 12:22-31). They neither work the fields nor store in barns, so as to have enough stored up to get through the winter. They do not need to worry about such things, for God provides their nourishment. It is similar with lilies, what we would call wildflowers, which do not need to produce their clothing on a weaver's loom, and yet the splendor of their adornment far exceeds the glorious costumes of a king like Solomon. God provides their clothing -- he already knows what you need! You should count on him just as they do. Trust him without a care in the world! What one normally calls faith in God is only little faith, hardly better than what gentiles call religion. No matter how hard you work at self-preservation, you will not be able to stretch out life so as to avoid death. So it makes more sense to get involved in the actualization of God's rule, where fullness of life is to be found, than to focus on self-preservation.

withIN tHE BIG pICtURe




"Science has revealed a vast chain of coincidences which lead inexorably to life on earth - not just microbial life but all life on earth, including large, air-breathing organisms like ourselves - a chain of adaptions which leads from the dimensions of galaxies, through the physical conditions in the center of stars to the heat capacity of water and the atom-manipulating capacities of proteins, and on eventually to our own species and our ability to comprehend the world. From the inertial resistance we encounter when we move our hand, determined by the mass of the most distant stars, to the radioactive heat in the earth's interior which drives the great tectonic system, thus ensuring a continual replenishing of the vital elements of life- all nature, every facet of reality, is bound together into one mutual self-referential biocentric whole."
Michael J. Denton


like most of my so called friends I've left behind.
because they can't quit their own habits .
Always LOVE All Ways,

©2004 Lady AnnY B. & tAWMy

I’ve cried … for your pain
My comfort … seemed all in vain
I’ve known … for so long
That what is true … we were told was wrong

I know where you’ve been
I know what your eyes have seen
I know who you are
Together, we’ve travelled so far

I … don’t want to say I told you
I … just want to hold you
Please tell me what you’re feeling
At your feet, I am kneeling

children of the night
for us
There shines a light


Forgive me …I have fallen too
Don’t leave me … I am just like you
No excuse … for what I’ve done
No use … to turn and run

You know where I have been
You know what my eyes have seen
You know who I am
Sacrificial lamb

Take me with you
Where the sun shines and the sky is blue
No alter for a slaughter
Where there’s others like me & you

Take me with you

Oh Please

Take me with you

The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--

it is the truth which conceals that there is none.

The simulacrum is true.

Ecclesiastes

In Simulacra and Simulation, French social theorist Jean Baudrillard argues that our "postmodern" culture is a world of signs that have made a fundamental break from referring to "reality." Baudrillard's concept of simulation is the creation of the real through conceptual or "mythological" models which have no connection or origin in reality. The model becomes the determinant of our perception of reality-- the real.

Homes, relationships, fashion, art, music, all become dictated by their ideal models presented through the media.

Thus the boundary between the image, or simulation, and reality implodes (breaks down).

This creates a world of hyperreality where the distinctions between real and unreal are blurred. Robert Tilton becomes a simulation of religion; Ronald Reagan a simulation of politics; and Kurt Kobain a simulation of marginality. The culture industry blurs the lines between facts and information, between information and entertainment, between entertainment and politics.

The masses get bombarded by these images (simulations) and signs (simulacra) which encourage them to buy, vote, work, play,... but eventually they become apathetic (i.e. cynical). Because simulations and simulacra ultimately have no referents, the social begins to implode.

This process of social entropy leads to the collapse of all boundaries between meaning, the media, and the social- no distinction between classes, political parties, cultural forms, the media, and the real.

Simulation and simulacra become the real so there are no stable structures on which to ground theory or politics. Culture and society become a flux of undifferentiated images and signs.This process is analogous to Herbert Marcuse's notion of one-dimensionality.

The multi-perspectival negating potential of art becomes collapsed into one-dimensional thinking promoted by dominant ideology.

The potential for resistance is itself negated through a world of hyperreality, leaving the one-dimensional models to replace polyvalent "reality."

Popular music provides a good example. The categories and forms of music are forced onto the musicians by music corporation's categorical conventions. They do change their categories to follow the times but the ultimate end is still restriction/conventionality.

What begins as projecting a liberating function at the level of individual expression, gets turned into a repressive category.The actual musicians are turned into simulations on MTV which essentially snuff out their potential resistance to the dominant categories.

They no longer have a specific historical context through which they arose. They are merely images on a screen, models to follow for other musicians if they want to get on MTV.

The simulations, video images of the musicians and audio "images of the music, no longer refer to a situation which brought on individual resistance/expression.

For example- putting gangsta-rap music on the screen completely takes it out of its historical and social context. In this context, the art was created as an expression of resistance to the feeling of domination in urban life.

When white suburban kids see the videos, they have no understanding of the actual situational context- the videos are just images on the screen like all the others images on the screen that they see everyday. This takes away the "reality" of the historical context, and replaces it with hyperreality. By removing the context, MTV removes all resistant meaning.

Pop music becomes a place of one-dimensionality. In the world of hyperreality, the lines between dominance and resistance, between high and low are collapsing. There is finally no distinction. There is a unification of opposition.

Pop music becomes reified.

And all this is the whY uV m a s h U g a !

Simulacra and Simulation

The images we see are only shadows on the cave wall. Through systematic desensitization we come to see the desert of the real in high definition wide screen clarity but still,We see absolutely nothing at all. Our society is not our own, our thoughts are not our own. We are victims to the Gods of Simulacra and Simulation, ever slaves to their fashionable whims.

The message is not important; the image represented is a lie. False culture based on shadows and lost in time. Time bandits are the twin Gods who steal our past and serve us ground up paste as a substitute for history.The images take control and the real meaning is lost. We cannot live outside of our own minds and that is our most glaring flaw.

We cannot comprehend wars across the world where people who can’t afford to order a cold beer with lunch or even lunch itself fight to the death to preserve their way of life as rudimentary as it seems to our gravitational eyes.

If we can’t pull the image from media we are lost with no context to guide us. With no context there can be no truth, With no truth there can only be the shadows that distract us from the casters standing at gravitations end.

Our world, our thoughts, our ideals are not of our own design. The Gods of Simulacra and Simulation made sure we were blind long before they revealed to us the nature of our Gods.

for all the little lambs ...

I tAWMy hereby declare mY mashUganess -
- mY continued resistance to
ignorance & conformity



Monday, January 24, 2005


I’d care to reach out againtouch all your beautiful faces
Born within’ my dreams … paradise that we all share
I’ve washed my hands of all the things … places
And the souls who have yet to care
To dream the dreamer’s dream

I’d care to start all over again … a new beginning without end
Here I stand aloneas crazy as may seem
That’s what is felt … by those close, I’ve called friend
Moment by moment … Those that truly dream
Distant friends … come back to me
To dream the dreamer’s dream

There is no stopping … there’s no turning around
Our destiny is written … we’ve carried the guide
To the light of wisdom … we are intimately bound
And the core of truth … that lives inside
Is surfacing … within us all
To dream the dreamer’s dream

Tonight, I may die … but the dream will linger
It has carried my soul this far … I shall return

It is not my choice … to point a finger
With that gift and curse … I shall burn
To awaken… your precious freedom
To dream the dreamer’s dream

It has been… worth the pain of it all
To learn how it feels… to be you

To be me… in a moment you too shall be walking tall
There’s no time to explain ... what I said was true
My words have died, and risen to where they belong
Now I follow
To dream the dreamer’s dream

Sincerely,

Always LOVE All Ways

Grey Wolf

A messAGE For ALL WAR / HATE Mongers


"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate, In fact violence merely increases hate.
So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

Sunday, January 23, 2005

BeautY uV daVId iN 3-D

Thursday, January 20, 2005

My TRIbute To My Home and Native LAnds








I am so grateful to live in Canada. A vast, and beautiful country free of landmines, and other blatant signs of WAR that are all too prevalent elsewhere. It is idealistic to wish that borders didn't exist, and ALL could be as 'free', and 'safe' as we have been here in this modern day 'Promised Land'. We must remember that all great things were first conceived in the minds of idealists, and revolutionary thinkers. Many of them have been born, live(d), create(d), and eXpand(ed) their vision in Canada, and through it's vast potential for eXpanding ideas, and subsequent opportunities to manifest themselves. Our great heritage has witnessed many changes through the hard work, and perseverance of idealists in the face of outdated traditionalism that retards positive growth. Yes, we embrace multiculturalism rather than a smoldering 'melting pot' . Multiculturalism allows for ALL races, and traditions that have built this great country to celebrate side by side, and share their diverse, and parallel histories with each other. With this approach, ALL involved move forward in mutual respect, understanding, and utilization of progressive innovations borrowed from each. Yes, there are instances that would contradict the last statement, however they are relatively far, and few between here in Canada. We as Canadians, are leaders in so many facets on this jewel of a planet. With such a role comes great responsibility, not only from our representatives in the various levels of government, and corporations, but from each and every citizen that has been given the 'right', and hence the obligation to use their individual voice peacefully, and respectfully. The www.mashUga .net website is one of the many means at my disposal to demonstrate my humanity, globally without borders, and prejudices that interfere with my intentions to eXponentially eXpand the process of growth for ALL gently caught in my free 'net'. Through knowledge, and appreciation of knowing what was, is, and what can be, there is hope for ALL to live in PEACE, and safety as most of us here in Canada are so fortunate to eXperience. Yes, sometimes we can forget how blessed we really are, and create our own personal battlefields. That's when we can choose to recite 'the Serenity Prayer', and move on. I'm so glad to live again in this day and age. Beside the fact that we actually eXist, the other 'miracles' that we have the potential to witness, above, beyond, and through globally perpetrated illusions, and subsequent suffering, is truly amazing. Where do these 'miracles' manifest, and ripple outward from ? I see them manifesting in people, and places where freedom of thought, creativity, and compassion for humanity, and it's mutually sustaining biosphere as a whole are eXplored, understood, shared, and emphasized. Those people, and places can be found anywhere on this planet where there is unconditional 'LOVE', which encompasses caring, and respect for oneself, as well as one's neighbour regardless, and in spite of contradictory, subjective black/white opinions. Where is such A person ? Well there are too many individuals to list here separately, however there are several portals to such if you continue to explore www.mashuga.net. Where is such A place on the grandest scale ? Well, with little further thought, I'd have to eXclaim ... CANADA ! O - yeah !!! ... thanX for eXploring my wurdz, and my website ... U R Free to leave my 'net' at any time ... please, do come back though ... - tAWMy








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1. Is courage--strength of character--desirable? Then must man be reared in an environment which necessitates grappling with hardships and reacting to disappointments.


2. Is altruism--service of one's fellows--desirable? Then must life experience provide for encountering situations of social inequality.


3. Is hope--the grandeur of trust--desirable? Then human existence must constantly be confronted with insecurities and recurrent uncertainties.


4. Is faith--the supreme assertion of human thought--desirable? Then must the mind of man find itself in that troublesome predicament where it ever knows less than it can believe.


5. Is the love of truth and the willingness to go wherever it leads, desirable? Then must man grow up in a world where error is present and falsehood always possible.


6. Is idealism--the approaching concept of the divine--desirable? Then must man struggle in an environment of relative goodness and beauty, surroundings stimulative of the irrepressible reach for better things.


7. Is loyalty--devotion to highest duty--desirable? Then must man carry on amid the possibilities of betrayal and desertion. The valor of devotion to duty consists in the implied danger of default.


8. Is unselfishness--the spirit of self-forgetfulness--desirable? Then must mortal man live face to face with the incessant clamoring of an inescapable self for recognition and honor. Man could not dynamically choose the divine life if there were no self-life to forsake. Man could never lay saving hold on righteousness if there were no potential evil to exalt and differentiate the good by contrast.


9. Is pleasure--the satisfaction of happiness--desirable? Then must man live in a world where the alternative of pain and the likelihood of suffering are ever-present experiential possibilities.

taken from page 51 of the Urantia Book.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Do You Suffer From Memory Loss ? Careful, watch for the holes !!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

WORLD VISION - T-Sun-Am-I Update

Please ... the least you can do is watch this video
and decide what you can do. Honestly !

Moving On ... LIQUIDation $ALE ...

cLicK HERE tO lISten maLAdY SARAH
whIle yOu read the fOllowing ...
I just want to let everyone know that I am moving on, and that
all my physical assets are up for sale on a first come, first serve basis.
This personal sale includes all household furnishings, artworks, musical instruments,
vehicles, computers, books etc. All that I can leave behind ... offers ! ?
Sincerely,
(roger miller)
(trailers for saleTrailers for saleTrailers for sale)I ain’t got no cigarettesIt takes four hours of pushin’ broomTo buy a four-by-twelve two-bit roomI’m a man of means, by no meansKing of the road(chorus)Trailers for sale or rentRooms to let, fifty centsNo cars, no pool, no petsI ain’t got no cigarettesIt takes four hours of pushin’ broomTo buy a four-by-twelve two-bit roomI’m a man of means, by no meansKing of the road(take slower)It takes four hours of pushin’ broomTo buy a four-by-twelve two-bit roomI’m a man of means, by no meansKing of the road(one more time)(repeat chorus)

Monday, January 17, 2005

Martin Luther King Day

A Celebration of the Man and the Holiday

" I have a dream...
I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers I have a dream today"
Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples.
A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence
We've got stories of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement. So bring your kids and tell your friends. And please stop by again.
This Years Theme:
Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!!









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Sunday, January 16, 2005

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Saturday, January 15, 2005

The World Is A Small Place


Mount Tai In The Morning

We Have Rights That Come With Responsibilities !