So here's what I have been thinking about...
DON'T PUSH AGAINST SOMETHING; BE FOR SOMETHING.
"Went to see the brilliant and devastating movie from Iran, 'A Separation.' Pray that our nations can solve things peacefully. 'The same heart beats in every human breast.' -- Matthew Arnold."
First thing the next morning I read my daily thought from the Abraham-Hicks organization:
"If you could get to the place where you no longer feel a need to push against anything that you disagree with—you would become in alignment with what you do agree with."
The next thing I read was a response to my Facebook statement from Sonja: ADVANCE \d 4 "Pres Kimball said, 'When threatened, we align ourselves against the enemy instead of aligning ourselves with the kingdom of God' I hope we learn from the past quickly."
When I get the same message within seconds from a New Age Channeler and a Mormon Prophet, I have to double its importance. A message to our military leaders? Nope. Synchronicity never rings my telephone and says, "Hello, may speak to President Obama?" Or "I'm calling for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad." Never. Always for me! That's what is so maddening and so great about synchronicity. Special delivery messages just for me.
So I have to consider. What do I push against? What percentage of my thoughts are about what I don't want? -- how to make this or that person or institution behave differently instead of focusing simply on my own behavior--concern for that thing I just know should never have happened, instead of gratitude for those many great things that also happened--what someone said that was really hurtful, instead of what I know that person truly is inside -- what I did that was remarkably stupid, instead of all the things I've done that have been fairly brilliant. On and on and on. My mind is a private CNN skimming my world for trouble spots that I need to push against, push against, push against. There can be peace in all my hemispheres, but if there is war or rumors of war in one -- there is where the cameras head. That's why synchronicity calls. "Hi, Carol Lynn. Remember, peace means your thinking is on track. War means it's not."
Truly practical stuff, this is. I would really love to urge you to listen for your own "synchronicity telephone" and I promise you some helpful messages. Honestly, if you haven't read my Embracing Coincidence (formerly Consider the Butterfly) I promise you a fascinating experience. http://www.clpearson.com/personal_gifts.htm
FOR FOLKS IN THE WASHINGTON D.C. AREA who are interested in one of the subjects life has asked me to specialize in, I'm speaking next month at a "Circling the Wagons" conference that addresses the challenges of our gay brothers and sisters within a Mormon context. Also speaking there will be my friend Mitch Mayne, who garnered a lot of publicity in the last few months due to his appointment as an openly gay (and celibate) man in a bishopric in the San Francisco Bay ward. For info on the conference see
FREE COPY OF "MOTHER WOVE THE MORNING" DVD AND BOOK! In honor of March being International Women's History Month, I'd love to place some copies of my one-woman play out there. I perform sixteen women throughout history in search of the female face of God. Free DVD and book (reg. $29) to anyone who places an order of $25 or more for anything on my website by March 24th.
BIT OF CLP TRIVIA: Love my frequent games of "Authors" with my son John. Unbelievable, but true -- last night he got every book in the deck, and I got none!!!! Never happened before, and I would never be able to make it happen again if I tried. Doesn't mean I'm a bad person. Speaking of "Authors," I have decided to read at least one book of every author represented there. Right now I'm listening to The House of the Seven Gables, (which I refer to in the game as The House of Betty Grable), a gothic romance by Nathanial Hawthorne. Next up is James Fenimore Cooper. Just ordered for my Ipod from the library, The Last of the Mohicans, which, if you ever play "Authors" with me, you will hear me ask for as The Last of the Munchkins.
And remember --
"Quotes found on the Internet are not always accurate." -- Abraham Lincoln.
Love and blessings from your friend,