Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lawana Blackwell

"Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives."
-- Lawana Blackwell

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Light

"You don't need to solve this problem, you just need to step into the light."

Paraphrasing of a message from J to me in a specific circumstance.

(I don't often get guidance from Outside, normally it comes to me as intuition)

Monday, March 24, 2008


An excellent article about why The Course is not more practical.

And another one about wanting to improve the external world.

"Certain it is that all distress does not appear to be but unforgiveness. Yet that is the content underneath the form" (W.pI.193.4:1.1)


We are able to laugh when we achieve detachment, if only for a moment.
-- May Sarton

Humor is one of the Holy Spirit's most important tools.
-- Pursah

Friday, March 21, 2008

Stuart Wilde

Stuart Wilde is a prominent spiritual leader out of the UK. He's a "Wilde and crazy guy" who tells about his travels in other dimensions and dealing with weird creatures.

He has some interesting ideas, but the main thing I notice is how he, even after a lifetime of learning and teaching spirituality, is still spending a lot of his time *fighting*. He's constantly battling these parasitic and malevolent little spiritual thingies he calls "ghouls", and so on.

Being that anything can happen in the Dream, all of that may be real. For sure it's real to him. But fighting Evil will never make him free. To stop fighting will. The more he fights evil, the more real it will seem to him, and the more it will fight him back.
Note: Stuart's book The Trick To Money Is Having Some is great. It made it a lot easier for me to become affluent. But I've read several of his other books, and the long of the short is that I mainly find them confused and confusing.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


"You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some with you."
- Joubert

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


PLAYBOY: "Why does anyone need $150,000,000? Couldn't you be perfectly content with $100,000,000? Or $1,000,000?"
LENNON: "What would you suggest I do? Give everything away and walk the streets? The Buddhist says, 'Get rid of the possessions of the mind.' Walking away from all the money would not accomplish that. It's like the Beatles. I couldn't walk away from the Beatles. That's one possession that's still tagging along, right? If I walk away from one house or 400 houses, I'm not gonna escape it."

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cogito cogito

"Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.)"
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

This is funny. And it's true too. And if you look at it from a Course viewpoint, it's absolutely true, and important too.