Saturday, January 31, 2015


Prayer should not be limited. Just as the voice is capable of expressing itself in many ways -- speaking, singing, blessing and cursing -- so there are different forms of prayer.

Most people think of prayer as clasping hands, bowing the head and asking God for something. Or, they see it as a ritual of memorized words, like saying a rosary. Each form has its purpose and power.

There is another form of prayer, however, that has no words. It is said not with the voice but with your entire being; every muscle, every bone, every cell in your body has the power of being the prayer itself. You become the rosary, the chant, the head bowed not in humility but a position to receive a power greater than your own. Then you become not a flickering candlelight, but the bonfire that burns away the darkness. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Christian family values?

Christ said.

"Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
Father will be divided against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.
LUKE 12:51-53

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stand Firm

"Then you must find your wings. You must find the power of your soul. With wings outstretched, striking the air in rhythmic waves, you set forth a fierce windstorm scattering the clouds of confusion and doubt."  
- excerpt from What God Said to the Rose - a guide to natural spirituality

In this world there will be dark forces that try to hold you back, try to intimidate you and question your connection to God (something they know nothing about). There is, of course, legal recourse, when threats become dangerous, however, there is also a greater unseen power which will thwart the darkness.

It's easy enough. As they rant and rave and think themselves powerful, they are blind to their vulnerability. 
Remember, as Christ did, so shall you.

 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6

We have started a prayer circle here in sync with others around the country to help those in need, those being attacked, those who are being threatened in any form. In other words, prayers to "extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." 

Shutting the door

Do not give what is holy to dogs,
and do not throw your pearls before swine
I will shut the door 
in the face of the uninvited.
I will block the way of rapid dogs and ravenous pigs.
I uproot weeds. I cut out cancers. 
I avoid infections.

We have choices in our lives. 

We can pick and choose 
what we allow to enter. 

Only the foolish or insane 
would try to enter a door 
forever barred against them.

(What is right and good is greater than DNA - take the hint) 

Sunday, January 25, 2015


A dear friend recently received an email from an obviously disturbed individual who "wanted to kill her." Such threats cannot be ignored. As this article points out, "Senders can be mentally unstable or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or other unknown factors may be at play. It is better to take a threat seriously and have no outcome than to ignore it and find yourself in trouble later."

Sending threatening emails or messages through the Internet using instant messages or other means is a federal crime in the U.S. Statute 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) states: "Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." Intent is beside the point -- the act of sending the threatening email is a punishable offense. Learn what to do if you receive emails that threaten you,

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There are some people, arrogant or ignorant, who think they can hide in cyber space. Any one who has been threatened in any form should know they have recourse. 

You can also file a complain with the FBI  here's the link.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A strange life.

He sits in a dark apartment trying to keep track of all the lies he's told, feeling powerful behind his keyboard because it's all he owns.

Gollum: But perhaps we sits here and chats with it a bitsy, my precious. It likes riddles? 
He thinks he's safe sitting in the shadows unaware of the demons who pull his strings, unaware of the laughter of those he tries to harass, unaware that life is slowly draining away from his body with every keystroke of deception. Alcohol and drugs are his plasma. He breathes Anger and Hate. He destroyed everything good in his life. He killed his own soul.

He fools no one but himself.

(the beginning or the end of an unfinished story?)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

stop and think

People get angry when I don't respond to their drama. They get insulted, as if they deserved some special privilege to be in my life. They rant and rave and plot but never once do they look in the mirror.

Life on earth offers choices - what we eat, what we wear, most importantly, how we walk in this world and who is allowed through the sanctuary door. There are 7 billion people walking on this planet. Choose wisely.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

ain't it great to be crazy

The illusion of a separation between this world and a greater reality is fading. I walk in both worlds, the visible and invisible so that both words become meaningless.

We think of those who left their bodies as ghosts but perhaps it is we who are ghosts walking on this earth, mere shadows of who we really are. 

It is only because our physical senses are so focus in this reality that we see it as something solid and "the only game in town."

To loosen our obsession with limited way of being we must become totally insane.

Then again, you must be crazy to think you can walk on water. You have to be insane to do it.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo - PARIS

PARIS—. French authorities say the two armed suspects in this week's Charlie Hebdo attack have been killed and their hostage freed during a police raid northeast of Paris.
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Something occurred to me as I watched news reports of this situation. 
Not sure why these thoughts came so suddenly to me or why I am now writing about it but looking at the photos of the gunmen and the woman still at large,
I thought of the film Battle of Algiers, political film about the Algerian struggle
 for independence from France.

The organization of Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) was constructed
as a pyramid, a network of cells, each unaware of the others but following orders 
that came from one person, who in turn was a member of a cell, much like this chart 

I am sure this is the same type of organizational structure being used today. I would bet the woman they are searching for would be the "leader" of the cell if for no other reason than she's have a greater ability to move about, that is, getting directives from someone higher up to pass along to her cell members.

If this is the case, it is going to be difficult, but not impossible to dismantle the organization.

These are just thoughts about things that I usually have no interest in contemplating but the thoughts came so quickly about a movie I saw so many years ago and haven't thought much of, that I am curious as to why.

I suppose time will tell if I am right about this (if the whole story is ever told)

Maybe I shouldn't even post this but it is a diary of the life and times of a monk and what happened in Paris is certainly a sign of the times.