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picture1 Feb 2005 @ 19:57, by Gerald Vest

As I grow older I begin to "see" that I have been stuck in my serious nature for far too long. I allow too many things to bother me and prevent me from being happy, joyful and creative. During these past two elections, while observing the Bush administration's policies and their enormous greed, I have watched with disbelief their war on Iraq, the subsequent loss and injury of our service men and women, and the killing and wounding of thousands of innocent civilians, all which add up to an incredible burden that is nearly impossible to manage.

However, I learned early on, during my meditation practices, that having such negative energies running around in my head only blocked creativity, health, and well being. Like many or most of you here in the NewCiv Network, I joined social action and justice groups, demonstrated and spent much energy appealing to our 'leaders' to find new solutions for peace, justice, prosperity for all, and equality. I don't know how much influence these actions have had on this current group and am beginning to feel that it is more frustrating than productive.

On another note, I have learned to enjoy and play again as my grand children won't have it or me any other way. We drum, dance, sing, tell and read stories, create art forms, and give up my adult power and control mechanisms. It is so refreshing to be with innocent children who are filled with love, joy, and happiness.

I say to our leaders--stop being so rigid and give up the ideas you have about yourselves and the world around you. Play with your children and grandchildren and allow them to teach you to have an "open mind" -- experience balance and freedom from pain and suffering, power and control.

A child does not doubt. He has implicit faith in his parents. He has implicit faith in everyone he comes across. We also can play the same role in our day to day life. Let us play with God, the Divine Child. There can be no shadow of doubt in our life when we speak, when we eat, when we move around, if we feel that we have a Divine Child within us, sporting with us. We are not alone. There is someone playing with us at every moment. If we know and feel this, then doubt can never eclipse our mind.

Sri Chinmoy

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2 Feb 2005 @ 00:18 by vaxen : Thanks Gerald...
That was very nicely said. Now take a good look at what the Daemonic 'valences,' in all the 'White Houses' of this world, are leaving for your grandchildren. Take a look at what the 'leaders,' who aren't,' in this 'White House' are leaving for your grandchildren. Trillions of dollars worth of debt. A fascist security state based on lies and deception. Enslavement to endless regimes/games, of controlled/liar politicians, bent on war and the aquisition of stolen resources. Leaders? No, Gerald, they are not our leaders. They are invaders! There is only one way to deal with them and that won't be easy for the once free citizens of this land have been enslaved by very high tech weapons and forms of mind control. It is already much worse than George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and many others have prophecied. We must unchain ourselves from supporting 'them,' in any way, and rid ourselves of them for all time for good! Otherwise? Exploitation and slavery even worse than they are today.  

2 Feb 2005 @ 01:07 by jerryvest : Designated Leaders
I am sure that our grandchildren are in for some great challenges. God must know that we've had our hands full. I have much faith and trust in these next generations--why count them out? I believe that our grandchildren will be well prepared, able, and experienced to do what it takes.

I am hopeful that we can lighten their burden, but then, that is why we are here, I think?  

4 Feb 2005 @ 16:49 by dempstress : The best way
to ensure their preparedness is to give them confidence in themselves, as well as a sense of right and wrong. What can help that more than the love, support, time and attention of a caring grandparent? I know how important that was to me.  

4 Feb 2005 @ 16:51 by martha : Thank you Gerald
for the above essay. I think it is very important for people to stay focused on the positive. By doing all those wonderful activities you are teaching your grandchildren to stay in touch with their spirit. This is the best lesson they will ever learn in life.
One can spend time dwelling on all the ills of the world or one can make the choice to to keep in touch with one's own spirit and set the example for the world. I don't agree with Vaxen and his comment but I do respect his view.
Each of us is the light, each of us holds the energy to bring positive change into the world. Each moment we have the choice to walk the talk. You are on the positive path with the one's you love so keep up the great work.  

4 Feb 2005 @ 22:28 by jerryvest : The best way
Caroline, I often wonder, while playing with my grandkids, if we have always been together, even in another time. I feel as though we are such good friends with unconditional love. I know that some say that we can always turn them back to their parents and that is what makes our relationships so positive, but I think there is more to it than that. Amazing might be the best thing I can think of.  

4 Feb 2005 @ 22:40 by jerryvest : Staying Focused
Thank you Martha for those kind words of wisdom. Staying focused and being positive is such a good lesson for our next generations. I'm sure that children get an abundance of the negative aspects of life on tv and in school. It is so great to be with people when they positive, energized, curious and happy. I've noticed that when I walk across our campus and I am upbeat and feeling this way, others do take notice and greet me as though I am their best friend--makes my heart beat loudly.  

6 Feb 2005 @ 21:32 by astrid : Very
valid points Jerry! Thanks!  

6 Feb 2005 @ 21:35 by skookum : what a precious child
you are so fortunate to have them near you Jerry.

Dance, sing, drum, rejoice...send it out...I agree.  

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