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PEACE & TRUTH

The Lotus Flower

The Lotus
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Image yourself seated in the lotus position, beyond time. In your vision appears an hourglass, its sands reflect a glowing light of source. The hourglass rotates, and the golden light flows. As the sands flow through the hourglass, so flows your mind into the etheric realm, slowly shifting your vision.
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You sit within an infinite plane, around you extends infinity. From the heart centre, a white light emanates, extending into four points that form a square around you. Four cardinal points. Again, from the centre, lines extend above, and below, and form points in infinity.
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You sense around you a form. The cardinal points connect above and below, forming two pyramids. This is a primal stage of creation. As the pyramids shift and settle, they join into sacred space, merging upper worlds, with the lower. You are the Center.
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In your mental image a temple forms. This is your inner temple. It is a place to heal, and commune with the ancients. This temple may take any form you choose, and the structure will form itself from your sacred energies. Allow it to coalesce from Your Higher Mind.
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Take as much time as you like exploring your temple, allow your creative mind to expand your space in any way you like. In this space, you may invite a higher mind, in whatever form is most appropriate for you. It is recommended you create a sacred space in your temple for communing with a higher mind, and a space to open to the integration of Your Higher Mind into your Being. Allow this merging, as you feel appropriate.
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As you are ready, imagine yourself again in the lotus position, floating in infinite space, Feel and sense the connection to this space, it is always available. As you are ready, allow the hourglass to rotate, the golden light flowing upward now, bringing with it your waking consciousness into the waking world.

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PEACE & TRUTH

Christmas Music Favourite: Happy Christmas War is OVER and Peace has just BEGUN Amen 🙏

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#AceNewsReport – Dec.25: In 1969 John and Yoko had rented billboard spaces in 12 major cities around the world, for the display of black-and-white posters that declared “WAR IS OVER! If You Want It – Happy Christmas from John & Yoko”. Two years later this slogan became the basis for this song when Lennon decided to make a Christmas record with an anti-war message…plus John said he was sick of White Christmas.

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#AceChristmasDesk says John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) is my favorite Christmas song and Kindness & Love❤️ says its time for ‘ Peace & GoodWill to ALL Amen 🙏s For those in countries were the bomb’s of others blight the lives of those less fortunate …

War is Over - John & Yoko Billboard - Time Square - NYC 1969. | Yoko, War, John  lennon
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John’s voice goes so well with this song. The song peaked at #2 in the UK charts in 1971….the song did peak at #42 in the Billboard 100 in 2019.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote this in their New York City hotel room and recorded it during the evening of October 28 and into the morning of the 29th, 1971 at the Record Plant in New York. It was released in the US for Christmas but didn’t chart. The next year, it was released in the UK, where it did much better, charting at #2. Eventually, the song became a Christmas classic in America, but it took a while.

Lennon originally wrote this as a protest song about the Vietnam War, and the idea “that we’re just as responsible as the man who pushes the button. As long as people imagine that somebody’s doing it to them and that they have no control, then they have no control.”

The children’s voices are the Harlem Community Choir, who were brought in to sing on this track. They are credited on the single along with Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band.

I think of High School when I hear this song. Our school had a Christmas poster contest and a buddy and I made a poster as a joke and wrote “So this is Christmas and what have you done another year over, and a new one just begun” and won first prize…with an assist from John.

This didn’t appear on an album until 1975, when it was included on Lennon’s Shaved Fish singles compilation. This is one of the first Lennon albums I bought.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xbdyg51MVbg?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

(Happy Christmas Kyoko)
(Happy Christmas Julian)

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Christmas

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan… and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

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KINDNESS WISDOM

No War 🕯️

Peace 🕊️

Psalm 2 – I really don’t think the “global elite” fully understand who it is they’ve picked a fight with. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes when it all comes crashing down…..

Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:

“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’

Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

Amen 💥
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WISDOM

Think ~

Emotion serves as a central organizing process within the brain

How we feel about our past affects how we think about describing it

Creating an endless loop of repeating scenes and expectations

Seeing the patterns in our past incidents

Choosing to learn from them and rejoicing in that growth can be done most naturally by shifting the theme of the stories we tell others about ourselves…

Move from contaminative to redemptive

In this shift you create a life-affirming triple win:

  1. You begin living from your strengths more often
  2. Others around you are encouraged by this emotional
    contagion, thus you are helping friends of your
    friends’ friends to see their life story in a more
    resilient light.
  3. Reflecting resiliency in your storytelling can pull
    others closer as they are attracted to positivity

Positively integrated personal narratives are an important marker of psychological health

Telling your stories from a resilient mindset also helps anchor that attitude in you and more

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WISDOM

Rain ~

Rain has great importance in human and animal
life

Because life is not possible without water🤷‍♀️

The rainy day immediately spreads happiness and peace in the atmosphere

It brings a smile to everyone’s face and also gives a reason to celebrate

We should see the amazing rain has showers of inspiration…

Don’t you just love the smell of rain

It smells fresh and clean…

Nature is so rhythmic and romantic on a rainy day

The sound of rain as it pitter-patters on the roof plays like a cheerful cacophony…

Next time when it rains near you

Take time to go outside and walk in the rain…

Breathe in the chilly fresh air

And feel the beautiful fragrance of nature and make your body relax…

I did this morning and it was just the best revitalizing
feeling

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KINDNESS WISDOM

Peace ~

There’s a tremendous strength that comes when you live in peace. That’s why the Lord commands us to live at peace with those around us.

When there is strife and contention, the enemy has an open door. But when you are at peace, you are in a position of strength.

So today, choose peace, choose love, choose forgiveness, and choose to walk in the strength and blessing the Lord has commanded on your behalf!

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Buddism

Buddism ~

There is nothing wrong with taking a break from everything and concentrating on yourself

If you are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken

You don’t have to make anyone else happy

Make your own happiness and peace of mind a priority

Shalom

Wisdom 💥
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KINDNESS WISDOM

Rule Followers ~

Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers; they are the vicious administrators of the status quo. Rule followers commonly derive their sense of superiority from following and enforcing convention, and from being right – they delight in prosecuting you with their piety and judgements. It is often the most responsible, sensible, reliable, and dependable people, who will viciously destroy your dreams and the greatness within you.

Many rule-followers desperately want to be normal; the more desperate they are, the more they want to enforce their version of normal upon you. They are not fighting you, they are fighting themselves. They are fighting their fears against your peace. What they fear most, is who they are beneath the camouflage of normal. The covered wreckage and half felled scaffolding of who they once were before they gave up haunts them like an inescapable shadow-self.

Their suppressed and secreted crave for their distinctiveness is inverted and weaponized against anyone unusual, for they remind them of their profound loss of self.

Anything aberrant or uncommon reminds them, that they took the easy way out, through the wide gates of normal.

Normal is a failure of imagination. Normal is going oppression. Normal is lent violence against progress. Normal is an insidious benevolence; a sweet tool of conformity responsible for the incalculable loss. Normal is the greatest constraint and coercive force in the world. If you do not feel the constant threat and ruthless pressure of normalcy bearing down on you, it is because you are a part of it; an unknowing devotee of the unremarkable!

Kindness & Wisdom

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KINDNESS WISDOM

The World needs to be healed ~

Declaring our intentions for a safer and kinder world is the obvious first step toward attaining those goals. Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention and then becoming the intention. We may not be able to change the world overnight, and there is no need for fantasies of creating a utopia, but have faith that we can make some difference in the lives of others. It is possible to advance together, and no matter how slight that advancement is, it will be a resounding triumph for humanity! What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? As Victor Hugo once wrote, “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come”. The time is each moment called now. Every life is precious. Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity. The change is as simple as changing your mind, and upon that intent, the course is set. Start with yourself, and focus on your desires. You cannot change another person’s mind or educate them; this they must do themselves. Your clear intention is what is important. The intention is the foundation of all inner and outer institutions of humanity. It is the basis of legal and judicial systems, all human contracts, and rests at the root of all innovation and progress.

Your intentions define you. People are more than just selfish response to stimuli. Many people have sacrificed themselves to fates that based on self-interest by possessing intentions to serve something greater in scope than the self. Thus, deterministic or divine, the intention is the seed-germ of all change and can defy all environments. According to many theologians, the judgment of “the intentions of our hearts” by God, upon our very soul, is predicated upon our innermost intentions. According to philosophers and now even scientists, the intention is the foundation of numerous quantum physical and metaphysical universal laws. Prayer, meditation, mantra, and affirmation are explicit forms of accessing the power of intention. In short, the intention is the only pathway to the future we will likely ever know. We can use this powerful intention.

Many people feel powerless. But one freedom that no influence, power, city, state, government, group, consequence or intimidation can reach to gird, is a free soul’s ability to think, and consequently react to the situations of life. The elemental root of our thoughts, the underlying structure upon which our complex ideals and knowledge stand, is our basic intention. Propagandists, research scientists and consumer psychologists work steadily to pry into the “black box” of free agency and thought, but thankfully free thought and the indomitable will of the individual have not yet been bridled or entirely broken, and we still have relatively free minds, if we so choose. As individuals, it may seem we are not able to control or change the world, but through our willful intentions we may at least escape the culpability of our complicit minds and hearts. When we oppose oppression, we lift our hands from the collective reins that empower such oppressions. We have the power to oppose, and therefore, not be a party to what we see as injustice, even if we belong to a collective that perpetuates the injustice. This is the liberating and defining power of intention. Through our intentions, a place no power can influence, we have the power to oppose. The terrible atrocities in the world require more from each of us than a regret-filled acknowledgment they exist; they require our most earnest intentions to be focused on their immediate eradication. To do this we must first have a conscious awareness that it must change. Once our clear intention is set, and we no longer “accept,” we will in time begin to see the change the collective will creates. The only true freedom we ALL possess are what we think, and our intentions govern what we think.

We all feel that we cannot change the world alone, but as free-thinking people, we can express our intentions to not live in a world where some humans have been reduced to nothing more than mere vessels of pain. We do not have to be victimized by the ugliness in the world any longer. An incubus of ignorance, fear, hunger, oppression and intolerance haunts large regions of the world, and we must have no delusions that we are immune. We must refuse to forget that we too are human, that we too are frail, that we all are subject to such miseries, and in time, we shall all be subject to frailty and suffering. But, we can take our power back, merely by acknowledging our power. Acknowledge that everything we have created in the world started as a tiny intention. We carry within us the enormity of possibility that gave birth to everything that has been made in the world. Let us now yearn for the possibility of building happiness in every heart. Let us now build inward a new world of hope, a world of limitless possibilities for the children of tomorrow, where each soul can reach the heights of their potential to love and to be loved.

We have the power to set our intentions for the betterment of our world. The very “least” among us has the enormous power to effect change through small acts of determination and will. We can each immediately liberate ourselves as victims in the world, through solidifying an intent to act; intent to forgive; intent to love; intent to be caring, polite and empathetic. Then, with that clear intention set into motion through the simplest first actions, we will begin to liberate ourselves from victimization, thereby creating an entirely new perspective and future. It all starts with how you look at the world, and forgiveness and love are integral to the process of healing. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves. If you do not like a certain behaviour in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you. Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love. You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others. This is how you change everything. To have our needs met, to love, to be loved, to feel safe in this world and to each know our purpose, is a simple matter of creating those blessings for others. We have the power to choose these virtues, rather than choosing violence, rage, anger, revenge, greed and other base impulses of the lower self. We may know our true purpose in life, because we may choose our purpose in life. Our purpose is to be there for one another. Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.

In each of us exists a gift that has blessed the world with hope time after time. Each person carries within their core the birthright of creative freedom, which, when organized and orchestrated, is the most awesome force on earth. It is a force that can send a human to the moon or send her voice around the world in an instant. It is a power that collectively has always, even after mistakes, re-centred, and inevitably fought for freedom and rights. It is that kernel of promise within each of us which we must harness and responsibly share. You begin by expressing your highest intentions and by declaring your purpose which will be — and is now at this very moment being fulfilled — to rise above any lethargy, and irrevocably declare that you too have true, heartfelt compassion and empathy for all who suffer. Through our intentions, we shall stand erect, defiant and without shame, and declare that “it is possible to make a difference”!

The most powerful tools of revolution through intention are humility and consciousness. Humility and full consciousness are inseparable. Once you become fully conscious and self-aware, or awake, you are immediately humble. Only unconscious people, and “sleep-walkers,” who do not know themselves and what they are can lack humility. True humility is greatness. Humility and greatness are not exclusive to one another but are fully compatible. Seek to be both great and good, through reclaiming your authenticity. The authentic human has the might of compassion and the creative power to do any manner of good. Humility is not weak. Not being great is a form of harsh arrogance, while being great is an act of true humility. It is pretentious to not be the great and marvellous being you were intended to be. It is supremely neglectful and insulting to the heart of creation to squander your divine birthright. It takes an act of absolute humility to accept the mantle of greatness, which was written into each of our destinies. All strength and greatness come from humility. We must all be humble enough to be great and to allow that greatness to carry us through hard times, to better days.

People are in desperate need of your belief in them, and your vision and will for betterment. Vast regions of the world are now human slaughterhouses, where deserving and once bright and hopeful eyes, now stare blankly toward the last hiding places deep within. Each of these worthy souls has been robbed by poverty, fear and grotesque apathy. They exist as former humans, who should be delightfully moving through the sacrosanct journey of life with dignity, but are instead reduced to mere vessels of pain; they exist each relentless moment as vessels of pure misery. Cynicism is one of the terrible obstacles to progress. Please lay down your cynicism, and believe in the transformational power of love. Dare to believe that a good thing is possible when you follow your heart. Your oath and intention are so powerful. Your declaration of will is the first step in a seemingly impossible journey. Now is the time for all humble, good-spirited servants, who believe that through love the world can be transformed into a sanctuary of abundance for all, to work together. The time has come. The beginning of all change starts with your intention the very moment you choose to no longer accept the “reality” you see before you. Do not underestimate the power in an individual’s commitment to harness the power of their intention, which is a way for all people to be powerful. Express your intentions now, and become the powerful change the world needs to be healed!

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Peace Truth

Love & Peace ✌️

If you were involved in peace negotiations between Hamass (did I spell that right?) and Israel, what would you suggest to each side?

I would suggest to all people on both sides that we trace the problem back to it’s origin and work together on ways to eliminate it’s cause.

Politicians don’t suffer war. The people they send to fight their battles for them do. People are forced to kill other people who are forced to kill them. Innocent civilians, including children, get caught in the crossfire. Do we want children to grow up hating an entire race because someone was forced by politicians to destroy their lives or do we want to eliminate the cause of the war?

Ever notice how politics seem to be designed to get people fighting with each other? It’s how they condition people under their control to fight their battles for them. I believe when we free ourselves of politics we will free ourselves of war.

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