Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day 2017: Sustainability Festival, Amherst, Massachusetts

~ Booth for Sirius Community ~

I AM participating in outreach for our Eco-village located in Shutesbury, MA by sharing the Fourfold Mission of this Intentional Community founded in 1978 by members from the Findhorn Community. Spirituality, Sustainability, Community, and Education. ~ JDHWB-R



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MARK GERZON: THE REUNITED STATES OF AMERICA...

HOW WE CAN BRIDGE THE PARTISAN DIVIDE

"Although we come from opposite ends of the political spectrum, we believe our country needs to come together. "The Reunited States of America: How We Can Cross the Partisan Divide" will help us do that. It reconnects us to our country's motto - 'out of many, one' -  and helps us meet the challenge of reuniting the country that we both love." 

- Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform & Joan Blades, co-founder MoveOn.org and Living Room Conversations

 THE AMERICAN RELAYER ~ Issue #9
Politics in the United States

Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE ABBOT AND THE RABBI... A MESSAGE FOR SIRIUS!


The Monastery and the Rabbi 
A Version of The Rabbi's Gift

During Thursday Night Meeting this week at Sirius Community, our Core Group Member representing the Hearthstone Village told us an interesting story that resonated with me as a parallel situation to one we have here: an aging community in search of rebirth. ~ JDHWB-R

THE RABBI'S GIFT
Different Drum version by Dr. M. Scott Peck

The story concerns a monastery that had fallen upon hard times. Once a great order, as a result of waves of antimonastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of secularism in the nineteenth, all its branch houses were lost and it had become decimated to the extent that there were only five monks left in the decaying mother house: the abbot and four others, all over seventy in age. Clearly it was a dying order.

In the deep woods surrounding the monastery there was a little hut that a rabbi from a nearby town occasionally used for a hermitage. Through their many years of prayer and contemplation the old monks had become a bit psychic, so they could always sense when the rabbi was in his hermitage. "The rabbi is in the woods, the rabbi is in the woods again " they would whisper to each other. As he agonized over the imminent death of his order, it occurred to the abbot at one such time to visit the hermitage and ask the rabbi if by some possible chance he could offer any advice that might save the monastery.

The rabbi welcomed the abbot at his hut. But when the abbot explained the purpose of his visit, the rabbi could only commiserate with him. "I know how it is," he exclaimed. "The spirit has gone out of the people. It is the same in my town. Almost no one comes to the synagogue anymore." So the old abbot and the old rabbi wept together. Then they read parts of the Torah and quietly spoke of deep things. The time came when the abbot had to leave. They embraced each other. "It has been a wonderful thing that we should meet after all these years, "the abbot said, "but I have still failed in my purpose for coming here. Is there nothing you can tell me, no piece of advice you can give me that would help me save my dying order?"

"No, I am sorry," the rabbi responded. "I have no advice to give. The only thing I can tell you is that the Messiah is one of you."

When the abbot returned to the monastery his fellow monks gathered around him to ask, "Well what did the rabbi say?" "He couldn't help," the abbot answered. "We just wept and read the Torah together. The only thing he did say, just as I was leaving - it was something cryptic - was that the Messiah is one of us. I don't know what he meant."

In the days and weeks and months that followed, the old monks pondered this and wondered whether there was any possible significance to the rabbi's words. The Messiah is one of us? Could he possibly have meant one of us monks here at the monastery? If that's the case, which one? Do you suppose he meant the abbot? Yes, if he meant anyone, he probably meant Father Abbot. He has been our leader for more than a generation. On the other hand, he might have meant Brother Thomas. Certainly Brother Thomas is a holy man. Everyone knows that Thomas is a man of light. Certainly he could not have meant Brother Elred! Elred gets crotchety at times. But come to think of it, even though he is a thorn in people's sides, when you look back on it, Elred is virtually always right. Often very right. Maybe the rabbi did mean Brother Elred. But surely not Brother Phillip. Phillip is so passive, a real nobody. But then, almost mysteriously, he has a gift for somehow always being there when you need him. He just magically appears by your side. Maybe Phillip is the Messiah. Of course the rabbi didn't mean me. He couldn't possibly have meant me. I'm just an ordinary person. Yet supposing he did? Suppose I am the Messiah? O God, not me. I couldn't be that much for You, could I?

As they contemplated in this manner, the old monks began to treat each other with extraordinary respect on the off chance that one among them might be the Messiah. And on the off off chance that each monk himself might be the Messiah, they began to treat themselves with extraordinary respect.

Because the forest in which it was situated was beautiful, it so happened that people still occasionally came to visit the monastery to picnic on its tiny lawn, to wander along some of its paths, even now and then to go into the dilapidated chapel to meditate. As they did so, without even being conscious of it, they sensed the aura of extraordinary respect that now began to surround the five old monks and seemed to radiate out from them and permeate the atmosphere of the place. There was something strangely attractive, even compelling, about it. Hardly knowing why, they began to come back to the monastery more frequently to picnic, to play, to pray. They began to bring their friends to show them this special place. And their friends brought their friends.

Then it happened that some of the younger men who came to visit the monastery started to talk more and more with the old monks. After a while one asked if he could join them. Then another. And another. So within a few years the monastery had once again become a thriving order and, thanks to the rabbi's gift, a vibrant center of light and spirituality in the realm.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sign of Spring at Sirius Community: Chewy the Chipper at Work


Caroline and Ben feeding brush into the wood chipper on the road next to the Orchard, not far from the Long House. Chips are placed upon footpaths and in parking areas. ~ JDHWB-R

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

An April "Pink" Moon Waxes Full Above the Sirius Community!

Full Moon at the Connecting Space

~ The April full moon is known as the "Pink Moon" and peaks at 2:08 a.m. EDT (0608 GMT). ~

The other day (Palm Sunday) I drove into Northampton, Massachusetts to participate in Dance Spirit, a free-form dancing event held from 10 am – 12 pm in social hall at Congregation B’nai Israel. Where the DJ is stationed, there is a painting by a child who printed her name in hot pink in the middle of it: The same first name as an individual involved with our “doings” online directed at “deconstructing the construct” or holographic projection of Life in third density formerly known as reality. Also, in upper left quadrant of this child's painting are pink clouds. Is Pink a key color that signifies The Event? ~ JDHWB-R


New Show begins... Episode 1

Monday, April 10, 2017

BEYOND THE ONE PEOPLE ROUND TABLE: NEW SHOW!

A weekly update and discussion on the ever changing construct we live in as it appears to be deconstructing all around us.


April 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am (Sydney Australia)
April 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EDT USA)


Join the conversation live by clicking the link below at the advertised time:

https://zoom.us/j/346376327

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 346 376 327


Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and Cleansing of the Temple

~ Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem ~
Matthew 21: Verses 1-17 ~ King James Version (KJV)

And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

5Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise.

17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
~ Jesus Cleansing the Temple of Merchants ~
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The Lanternlight Ministry of Christian Metaphysics
Church of Jesus the Lamplighter

~ Commissioned October 4th, 2009 C.E. ~

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ten Years after creation of Underhill Secret Garden April 8, 2007

~ Entrance Arbor to the Underhill Secret Garden ~

On Good Friday of Easter Week in 2007, I buried the Atlantean Record Crystal at the center of what would become the "Secret Garden" deep in the trees overlooking the garage at No.  16 Wheeler Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts, known as Underhill (Frodo's secret name given to him prior to meeting Strider at The Prancing Pony in Bree). On Saturday night, fire swept through the former Massachusetts State Hospital complex in Danvers punctuating its reconstruction as Avalon Danvers condominiums. The horror film titled "Session 9" was filmed in the original buildings prior to demolition in 2006, and reference to numbered grave "444" where ghost character Mary Hobbs was buried is made in the movie. Then on Easter Sunday, I lighted the Phoenix Lantern above location of the buried Crystal and ceremonially initiated the Underhill Secret Garden. Pink concrete pavers were placed in a equilateral diamond pattern around this spot and used to mark pathway from upper back yard area at Underhill, flanked by white crushed rock and pink concrete bricks. A wooden arbor was erected at the entrance, with a large golden key (used in his school play adaptation of "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett) hung above start of the walkway. Immediately after creation of this garden at Underhill, a storm blew across eastern Massachusetts, affecting the island of Nantucket (as several homes in Madaket were claimed by the sea due to erosion). I pointed the Phoenix Lantern toward Great Point during inception, where the Catalyst Lantern was buried in 1985, but Angle was incorrect; energy deflected... ~ JDHWB-R

Friday, April 7, 2017

Beyond the One People Round Table... D's Update April 7, 2017

~ Dani Arnold McKenny ~

Since I've been offline, so to speak, for over a week, I recorded just a short little update of what's going on, what's not going on, and to drops some hints of new things coming!!


love d




Well folks.... the US just committed an "Act of War" against the sovereign nation of Syria. In today's Transpicuous News episode, I'll be discussing what we know, the historical facts and that fact that history just keeps repeating itself.


Will you swallow the lies of the US government and western media whole? Again?

Just keep Observing. But remember, there comes a time when being neutral no longer serves it purpose, and there comes a time to call the bullshit for what it is. Have we reached that point? Not necessarily.... but we're watching closely as things are now seemingly very transparent.

d


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

There's No Place Like Home but, it's time to Clear the Construct!

Ok, I'm Done... Lisa M. Harrison

Everything appears to be changing before our very eyes, it seems. Post-tropical Cyclone Debbie swept through New South Wales, devastating Lismore where Lisa lives. Video of The Collective Imagination for this week explains the details of what happened there, and more. ~ JDHWB-R


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lisa M. Harrison says she can't see past March 2017: Here's Why


~ New South Wales, Australia: Lismore flood of March 2017 ~


Lisa M. Harrison, Co-Host of The One People Round Table weekly Internet broadcast (with Dani Arnold McKenny), indicated that her sixth-sense visioning into the future was not able to show her anything past the end of last month. Ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie roared into New South Wales, Australia flooding several cities, including Lismore, where Lisa lives. She had to evacuate and waits for Wilsons River to recede before she is able to return home... ~ JDHWB-R

Taking Back the Construct ~ 28 March 2017


Saturday, April 1, 2017

DREAM TICKET FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN 2020?

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced Bernie Sanders in Boston
THE AMERICAN RELAYER - Issue 6
Politics in the United States

Sanders and Warren rally faithful supporters

By Akilah Johnson and Felicia Gans

It was as if the 2016 campaign never stopped. The cheering crowds were there. There were soaring speeches too, as Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont railed against the billionaire class, and demanded health care for all and free college tuition.

Even the presidential primary’s typical weather, a cascade of wet snow, fell outside, unseasonably late.

But this time, by Sanders’ side was Senator Elizabeth Warren — appearing together as two progressive rock stars rallying their faithful Friday evening.

“We believe that democracy is not for sale, that we must overturn Citizens United, we must return this government to the people, and that’s why I wanted to be here with my friend, Bernie Sanders,” Warren called out, as the crowd erupted in chants of “Bernie! Bernie!”

Sanders swept through the city Friday, speaking at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate in Dorchester, promoting his book at MIT in Cambridge, and appearing with Warren at a rally in the Orpheum Theatre. At each sold-out event, Sanders repeated much of the rhetoric that propelled him into the Democratic primary’s spotlight last year. Friday’s version included kind words for Warren.

“You can tell the quality of a person by the enemies she makes,’’ Sanders said. “And to her credit, Elizabeth Warren has made some wonderful enemies.’’

Less than a year ago, Warren declined to endorse Sanders’ candidacy, backing his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the end.

Sanders talked about the election he — and Democrats — lost last year, as well as the contest that Warren will face in 2018.

The Vermont senator, a self-described democratic socialist who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, sharply criticized the Democratic Party.

“Trump did not win the presidency. The Democratic Party lost the presidency,” Sanders said during an afternoon discussion moderated by the Globe’s James Pindell at the EMK Institute.

Friday night, amid cheering, whistling, and “Bernie” chants, Sanders proposed a restructuring of the Democratic Party, one he said would be made up of the working class, rather than the “liberal elite.”

“And when we do that, when we transform the Democratic Party, we transform America,” he told a 1,600-person audience at a rally in the Orpheum Theatre.

Earlier on Friday, Sanders spoke for 45 minutes before answering questions for an overflow crowd inside the EMK Institute’s replica of the Senate chamber.

When asked whether he planned to seek the presidency again in 2020, Sanders declined to say.

“Too often the media gets involved in, what I call, political gossip,” he said. “The issue of today, in my view, is to try to address some of the concerns that I raised about a collapsing middle class, massive levels of income inequality, being the only major country not to guarantee health care. That’s what we focus on.”

Sanders called Trump a “fraud,” but he said the president was able to figure out what Democrats could not: Too many Americans are struggling economically and are frustrated, angry, and “living in despair.”

“If you sit home and think Donald Trump won because all of the people who voted for him are racists or sexists or homophobes, I think you got it wrong. What he did is he developed campaign rhetoric and proposals . . . that addressed some of those issues,” he said.

“The only problem is that Donald Trump lied,” Sanders continued. “He told the American people during his campaign one thing, and the day after he was inaugurated he began to move this country in a very different way.”

More than 600 people braved the cold, slushy weather to hear Sanders at the EMK Institute. Another 200 watched in overflow rooms.

Officials at the EMK Institute said there was a wait list of about 1,000 people.

Brenda Fluker said she was excited to finally see the senator from Vermont in person, having missed him during the campaign.

“There was nothing better to do this afternoon other than play hooky from work,” the 65-year-old minister and attorney from Mattapan said as she waited in line. “But I am looking forward to what he has to say about building the future.”

Later on Friday, Sanders spoke to a sold-out crowd at MIT, highlighting many of the topics in his book, “Our Revolution.” Many of the same issues in his book, he said, were brought to the forefront during his presidential campaign.

Sanders emphasized a need for prison and immigration reform, and spoke about the affordability of higher education, prompting loud applause when he mentioned tuition-free college. Sanders also defended his campaign strategy last year, noting that he’s not a “big fan of personal attacks against people.”

“I know people were mad at me that I wasn’t beating up Secretary Clinton, but that’s not who I am, and that’s not what I do,” he said.

Then, it was on to the Orpheum Theatre.

Tracy Bygate, 59, attended the rally with her husband, Hal Raymond, hoping to send a message to Republicans in Washington.

“Almost 100 percent, what the current administration is for, we’re not,” said Bygate, of Plymouth. “We have to show them, the Republican lawmakers, that we’re not going to lie down and let them walk on us.”

Max Feldpausch, a 38-year-old Braintree man, said Friday’s rally was a chance for Democrats to take action, rather than just point fingers at Trump.

He hopes to see the Democratic Party rebuild and “go in the right direction,” led by progressive leaders like Sanders and Warren.

“I think everything has to start with the grass roots,’’ he said.