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"An Unending Love"

This blog and video is devoted and dedicated to my daughter, my grand daughters, and my grand son. They are hearts of my heart. Our connection through many lives..... is utterly infinite.

The Definition of Genius


"ONLY LOVE PREVAILS" ...."I've loved you for a thousand years; I'll love you for a thousand more....."

The degree of our enlightenment is the degree of passion that we will have for the whole world." ~The Greystone Mandala

~The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill

"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Do not go gentle into that good night."

Dylan Thomas


In “Conversations with God”, by Neale Donald Walsch, there is a warning I think of. I refer to it as the Atlantis passage, and I've quoted it a few times before." As I have said, this isn't the first time your civilization has been at this brink,"

God tells Walsch. "I want to repeat this, because it is vital that you hear this. Once before on your planet, the technology you developed was far greater than your ability to use it responsibly. You are approaching the same point in human history again. It is vitally important that you understand this. Your present technology is threatening to outstrip your ability to use it wisely. Your society is on the verge of becoming a product of your technology rather than your technology being a product of your society. When a society becomes a product of its own technology, it destroys itself."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why the White South Is Still in Denial About Slavery

As a resident of North Carolina, I can heartily attest to the facts in this article.  "Down here", they also refute the term "Civil War" (because that might accurately give the issue a flavor of CIVIL RIGHTS!), and refer to it as the "War Between the States" (a phrase which seems to be a little scrap on a primary school playground...ever so much more 'demure'!) My experience is that there are tens of thousands of "pretenders", who graciously assert "Why, honey, I am not biased at all!)  However, due to my proclivity and skill in observation, I so enjoy "watching people watch people", for that really tells the story.  I recall watching a school cafeteria worker watch the "you people" kids in the lunch line.  While she would smile and gush about her lack of bias, her face was scrunched up in a tightened and somewhat cruel affect when she thought no one was looking. I found it shocking (and nothing much shocks me any more!) to observe how lowly she valued these elementary kids! To add that her hubs was a known member of the KKK would have been unnecessary to this story, because her acrimony for anyone unlike her was etched into her face, following decades of hatred.

On a trip through the South, Civil War culture is presented as "authentic." They just leave out the slavery part.....

CLICK HERE TO READ: Why the White South Is Still in Denial About Slavery | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Bullies, Liars and Impostors: How Facebook and Go Daddy Shield Scott Walker's Online Guerillas | Media | AlterNet

A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive....

CLICK HERE: Bullies, Liars and Impostors: How Facebook and Go Daddy Shield Scott Walker's Online Guerillas | Media | AlterNet

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Ten Qualities to Cultivate in Life" by Ernesto Ortiz

"Journey to the Heart" and Ernesto Ortiz:

As a retired psychotherapist, I have experienced this Buddhist quote many times ... both as therapist, and as human: "When the student is ready, the teacher will come." 

My new experience with learning about the Akashic records ... will also be yours, if you so desire.  I have been guided to the site and work of Ernesto Ortiz, and his teachings about the Akashic records.  Today, I present this offering from his site.  The depth of these qualities is indeed quite profound:

Ten Qualities to Cultivate in Life

© By: Ernesto Ortiz
We benefit immensely when we see elders, role models and spiritual guides (gurus) as guides that can teach thoughtfully with specific goals in mind.
In fact the first example that we have of these, our first gurus, are our father and mother. No matter if we like it or not, that was the first influence we had, our first role models. Most parents want the best for their child and they teach by example, explanation and giving advice and direction.
They can only teach as far as they have been able to learn and experience themselves, and many of us as we grow up look outside of the values we were given by these first gurus for something bigger, higher, something we know we can use to uplift our lives to the next level of our own personal potential.
When we think of gurus, we automatically think of teaching. When we look at ourselves as gurus, we realize the importance of our role as teachers with our children (if we have them), friends, co-workers, and the community at large.
Have you ever found yourself giving advice to someone? Where is that advice come from? It comes from your personal experience and in doing that you are acting like a guru.
What that means if we are becoming conscious is that we must be personally responsible for the advice that we give to others and how we take and give to life itself.

Here are ten key qualities we want to possess in order to be happy, spiritual and successful, to live our lives to the fullness of our personal potential. Live them and teach them to your children, and share them with others.


  1. Positive Self-Concept: The confidence that one is a radiant, magnificent, immortal soul worthy of a wonderful life. Giving constructive encouragement and refraining from denigrating remarks or actions, even when correcting misbehavior, creating habits in our lives that nurture this image, learning how to control our previous programming and change our relationship with life. Feeling the radiant Self worth that is within us all.
  2. Perceptive Self-Correction: The ability to quickly draw the lesson from each experience and resolve how not to repeat one’s mistakes. Teaching that mistakes are not bad develops this quality; they are opportunities to learn and refine our behavior.
    Mistakes are the stepping-stones of learning experiences they build character and wisdom.
  3. Powerful Self-Control: The restraint of destructive emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, altered ego, when tempted to express them. This is cultivated by example and by referring often to the ten restrains taught in Hinduism known as the Yamas, finding illustrations of them in daily life.
    1. Ahimsa: Non-violence. Abstinence from injury, harmlessness, the not causing of pain to any living creature in thought, word, or deed at any time. This is the "main" Yama. The other nine are there in support of its accomplishment.
    2. Satya: truthfulness, word and thought in conformity with the facts.
    3. Achaurya: non-stealing, non-coveting, non-entering into debt.
    4. Brahmaacharya: Divine conduct, restrain, faithful in relationship.
    5. Kshama: patience, releasing time, functioning in the now, ability to be present.
    6. Dhriti: steadfastness, overcoming non-perseverance, fear, and indecision; seeing each task through to completion.
    7. Daya: compassion; conquering the hardening of the self, cruel and insensitive feelings toward all beings.
    8. Arjava: honesty, straightforwardness, renouncing deception and wrongdoing.
    9. Mitahara: moderate appetite, neither eating too much nor too little; mantaining a healthy diet. Avoid the consumtion of heavy meats.
    10. Shaucha: purity, avoidance of impurity in body, mind and speech.
  4. Profound Self-Confidence: The dignity that endows an individual confronted with a difficult task the certainty that he or she can accomplish it. This is cultivated by helping a child from the early stages of life to gradually accomplish more and more difficult tasks.
  5. Playful Self-Contentment: A disposition that is fun loving, happy, satisfied. This is developed by living and verbalizing the adventure that life is meant to be. To learn to live life joyously, spending fun time together, satisfied with what we have, not dissatisfied over what we lack.
  6. Sacred or Devotional Character: Abidance in the higher nature, treating others with kindness and appreciation, and seeking the blessings of God, Gods and guru. It is cultivated by worship regularly, meditating and prayer.
  7. Proficiency in Conflict Resolution: The knack of resolving disagreements using intelligence and seeking a win-win situation. It is cultivated by example and situation teaching demonstrating how intelligence is superior to violence in dealing with conflict.
  8. Parental and Love Relationship Closeness: An eagerness to spend time with loved ones because of an enduring bond of love and understanding. This propensity is developed by sharing quality time together, expressing love—hugging and saying often the three magic words “I love you,” and by positive, methods of reinforcement.
  9. Prejudice-Free Consciousness: An open-mindedness that readily embraces differences in ethnic background and religion. It is cultivated by living and teaching that the whole world is our family and all beings are divine, by discussing prejudices, mixing with those of other backgrounds and eliminating bigoted remarks or ethnic generalizations.
  10. Gratitude: To be able to look at what life brings us as a wonderful way of learning, with that the opportunity to grow and be better to share with our loved ones and the world with appreciation. To demonstrate our gratitude to everyone for what we have and for what we don’t have. To be grateful for life itself.
I hope that these 10 qualities are reinforced in your life and that the New Year brings you love, happiness and you develop the Mind of Enlightenment.
Om Shanti



By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D.

       "No matter what I do, it isn't good enough."  "No matter how much I
give, it never seems to satisfy."  Over these past holidays, how many
times have we heard, or made, such comments?

       Let's face it.  There are people who, no matter how much they have
or have been given, never appreciate it.  You could pour your heart
out, work until you drop, share until you're empty, and they still
wouldn't acknowledge your effort with a simple "thank you."

       Somehow, it seems that people who need appreciation are often paired
with people who never express it.  They are caught up in a destructive
cycle: the more person A needs to be appreciated, the more he or she
strives for the "thank you's."  The more A seeks appreciation, the
more obligated person B feels to express his or her gratitude.  The
more guilty B feels, the more likely he or she is to rebel and
withhold appreciation.  This leads to further emptiness in person A,
and the subsequent increase in A's need for appreciation.  This cycle
is often experienced during holiday times when "giving" and
"receiving" is expected

       People caught up in this psychological cycle experience life as an
endless dependency, filled with fear, helplessness, hostility, anger
and above all, unfulfilled needs.  Both parties caught up in this
cycle are very needy of personal validation and support.  Both
desperately need to feel appreciated and valuable.

       This helpless-hostile-dependency (HHD) cycle is simple to change in
theory. (You know how simple we psychologists make things... "in
theory")  Changing the HHD cycle in day-to-day living is often very

       Breaking the HHD cycle can begin with saying "thank you".  That's
right.  Saying out loud, "I appreciate..." or, "thank you for..." is
the beginning of altering the HHD cycle.

       "Thank you" communicates many messages.  "Thank you" says: I
recognize you; I like you; I appreciate you; I have seen or heard you;
I realize your effort, work or accomplishments; and best of all, I
value who you are and/or what you do.  Feeling valuable for who you
are as a person, as well as what you do, is probably the most
important consequence of receiving "thank you's."  When we feel
value-able, we feel able to be be be loved.

       Feeling value-able means we are important as individuals in and of
ourselves.  When we feel personally valued, we no longer need to
frantically seek approval from others.  We no longer need to feel
frightened of our own inadequacies.  We are valuable for who we are as
persons.  What we do, or our behavior, may or may not be appreciated.
But that isn't as important, if we feel valuable as the individual
persons we are.

       When we are appreciated for who we are, the need for validation is
filled and the old helpless-hostile-dependency cycle is replaced by
one of confident-caring-intimacy (CCI).  No wonder Nobel-prize winner,
Hans Selye, said the most healthy emotion you can experience is one of
gratitude.  Selye's famous research about stress and it's effect on
human health, indicated that "vengeance" was the most harmful emotion.
 "Gratitude" the most beneficial.

       In changing the HHD cycle to the CCI cycle, the importance of the
regular and persistent saying of "thank you" for being you, and "thank
you" for what you do, cannot be over-emphasized.

       Thank you for reading my column today, for responding to it and
especially for being the valuable people you are.


Dr. Thomas is a licensed psychologist, author, speaker, and life
coach.  He serves on the faculty of the International University of
Professional Studies. He recently co-authored (with Patrick Williams)
the book: "Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills and
Techniques for Enhancing Your Practice...and Your Life!" (W.W. Norton
2005) It is available at your local bookstore or on

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I love you, I am sorry, I forgive you, thank you........

It seems more and more that the holidays are becoming mercenary, and sanitized of human compassion and love. People attack each other in stores, for a gift for themselves .. and other head-shaking tales become a norm, rather than a bizarre incident. 
   As a mom, who loved the entire season and celebrated the last quarter of the year, I have found it curious that many parents I observe in public are so focused with 'eyes on the prize'... the material prize.  As they walk, they appear to be oblivious to the holiday's joys through the eyes of the smallest members of their family. Their toddler's cries which are so obviously ones of exhaustion and sensory stimulation, yet go unheeded (at best) or greeted with a Merry Christmas smack on the butt.  Antithetical. Simply antithetical.  
   I just read an article about a Vet who came home, and sold one of his two Purple Hearts to be able to afford some food and gifts for his young family. I admit that took my breath away.  Antithetical. Simply antithetical.
   The holidays, at the very least, are a reminder (allegedly) of the higher sides of us ... some days to reflect on who we are.....even if that reflection takes place cooking a turkey, or wrapping of gifts. What have our minds become that we cannot 'take custody' of them, if you will such a manner?
   This post, one of Ho'Oponopono, is one I post at least twice a year.  It seems timely to do so again. 

     Both as a therapist and a human being, it is an interesting clue to me when folks are uncomfortable with regular use of, "I'm sorry" or "Thank you".  However this blog is not for the psychological hints of character.  It is about a celebration for those who can do that, or who actively aspire to and work towards that.
     A couple of years ago, a good friend introduced me to Ho'Oponopono.  I had never heard of the Hawaiian practice until then, but I discovered it to be immensely healing and with a strong code of personal accountability all at the same time. It is used, among other things, as a form of therapy. me it certainly is.  Some (me included) initially discovered a little resistance to saying (even in private) "I'm sorry" or "I thank you" or "I forgive you" or "I love you" someone who might have egregiously hurt us.  Therein lies a real point of exploration and personal truth ... and squaring with the Universe!    While I believe some faith in a higher power is likely necessary to truly feel the impact of the process, I think the exercise is immensely humbling, empowering, loving, compassionate ... all at once. Sometimes Ho'Oponopono can seem simple and esoteric at the same time. When we have accountability for our human actions is loving and freeing all at once.

     I am including the video in this blog (above). I shared it with my adolescent male group therapy, actually wondering what the reaction would be.  I was surely surprised with the comments they made to me, one by one, after the group.  As I would hear what they had to say about their experiences, I was joyful.

     I made a practice to play it most evenings as I would fall asleep ... it simply seemed to provide great clarity and comfort to me.  The practice really makes life simple in its own way.  The above meditation also has some directions for EFT, so if you have not experienced that,  just focus on the actual meditation.

     Here is a paste from one of the sites which "breaks it down" into simplicity.  Exploring other sites is also immensely uplifting and :



Ho'oponopono (Ho oponopono, Hooponopono) is a process for solving problems. But ho'oponopono does more than just solve problems - it's a means for getting aligned with existence. This might sound complicated or "out there" and maybe it is, but ho'oponopono isn't necessarily easy to put into a neat little package. The truth is, ho'oponopono is both simple and complex. Most important of all, ho'oponopono (ho oponopono, hooponopono) is a big help.


If you were looking for the key aspect of ho'oponopono, it's probably this: everything comes from you. Within ho'oponopono this is often referred to as 100% responsibility, and it means that every problem you experience is happening because of you. It's a safe bet that ho'oponopono wasn't intended to win popularity contests, because telling someone they are responsible for every problem that's experienced is a sure way to meet up with some strong resistance and also rejection.

Though it is often held up as a virtue, individual responsibility is almost never meant to convey 
absoluteindividual responsibility. In fact, some people who are heavily into the idea of responsibility will place blame on others very quickly. This may seem completely reasonable to these people and to many others too; but placing blame like this is in opposition to the ho'oponopono (ho oponopono, hooponopono) belief system. In ho'oponopono the problem is never with someone else - it's in you.


Can a person not accept 100% responsibility and still practice the ho'oponopono method? Yes. But the belief here is that seeing circumstances as being caused by external events, while at the same trying to use ho'oponopono, is neutralizing the method's effects. You simply can't apply ho'oponopono in full, and probably not even close to full, if you're looking external for causes. Responsibility is too key to how ho'oponopono works.

For those who might reject ho'oponopono 100% responsibility, it may help to know that 100% responsibility in ho'oponopono (ho oponopono, hooponopono) is not the same as blame. You don't need to blame yourself for problems - just know that problems you experience are there for you to resolve.


Putting ho'oponopono into practice is not difficult, though it can take discipline. Problems are going to come up, and maybe even come up a lot. The way to resolve problems with ho'oponopono is to use ho'oponopono and to keep using it. This might feel burdensome to some people, but sticking to it ultimately brings about problem resolution and an enhanced life experience overall. The results from using ho'oponopono on a consistent basis can be quite incredible. So how to use ho'oponopono?

Ho'oponopono can be applied through different processes. Mentally saying 'I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you' is a ho'oponopono process. Drinking what's referred to as blue solar water -- tap water poured into a blue glass bottle and set in the sun or under a non fluorescent light for an hour or more -- is considered to be a ho'oponopono (ho oponopono, hooponopono) process. The key to these and any other ho'oponopono process is consistent application. The more you put ho'oponopono to use, the more you can experience life changing results.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Bradley Manning treatment

Supporters of Manning as well as outside observers of the case say the extraordinary conditions of his confinement as well as the length of time that Manning has been held without being convicted of anything could weigh heavily on any person mulling a conscience-driven leak.

CLICK HERE TO READ: The Bradley Manning treatment

Study: Why Teen Pot Smoking Could be a Good Thing (And What We Can Learn From Teens Who Choose Weed Over Beer)

Teens are smoking more weed, while cutting down on alcohol and cigarrettes cigarrettes, because they do not perceive marijuana to be as harmful as did generations past.

CLICK TO READ ABOUT: Study: Why Teen Pot Smoking Could be a Good Thing (And What We Can Learn From Teens Who Choose Weed Over Beer) | | AlterNet

Excellent Documentary On The Facts And Truth Of The Cults of Psychiatry And Psychology

Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine.

It's the story of big money - drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.

These drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.

"As I Began to Love Myself..."

As I Began to Love Myself
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY“.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me.
Today I call it “RESPECT“.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it MATURITY“.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment, so I could be calm.
Today I call it SELF-CONFIDENCE“.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.Today I call it SIMPLICITY“.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is LOVE OF ONESELF“.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is MODESTY“.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
 Today I live each day, day by day, and I call itFULFILLMENT“.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART“.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know THAT IS “LIFE“!
(However, after 1 year since this article was created, there are doubts that this beautiful and wise declaration above does belong to Charlie Chaplin after all  as much was we’d love to believe it – we are on a quest to find once for all :-) )


Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. has 30+ years experience as a Life Coach and
Licensed Psychologist.  He is available for coaching in any area
presented in "Practical Life Coaching" (formerly "Practical
Psychology").  Initial coaching sessions are free.  Contact him: (970)
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By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D.

       During these holidays, people give gifts to one another for a
variety of reasons.  Some give out of a sense of obligation.  Some
give in order to receive.  Some give to make themselves feel superior
to the receiver.  Some give as a means of receiving appreciation.  And
some give because of the joy it brings to both giver and receiver.

       During this "season of giving," I wonder about those people who feel
they have nothing to give away.  For them, the world is one of
scarcity.  Kahil Gibran writes: "to be thirsty when your well is full,
is a thirst, which is unquenchable."  Many of us grow up believing in
scarcity.  If we didn't get enough of what we needed; if we had
competitive brothers and sisters; if we were poor, needy or frightened
of not having our needs adequately met; then we probably developed a
"scarcity" orientation or belief system...a scarcity mentality.

       A scarcity mentality is demonstrated in one's attitudes.  If you
believe there is "not enough to go around," you are likely to become
protective of what you have and/or competitive for more than what you
already have.  No matter what the quantity, characteristic, object or
need, if it is believed to be scarce, it will be valued, kept, sought,
hoarded and consumed.  If you  believe there is not enough food, you
will hoard what you have, hide it, seek out more, and consume more
than you need.  If you believe there is not enough of another's
personal attention to go around, you will become envious, demanding,
clinging and possessive.  You may even give up seeking altogether what
you desire, if you believe it to be too scarce.  Or you may steal it
from someone who has it...whatever "it" is.  When you have a scarcity
mentality, the thought of giving rarely enters your mind.

       The supposition of scarcity results in behavior which often
determines the very scarcity one seeks to avoid.  If you believe
something to be scarce, even if you have it in abundance, you will
believe it to be in your best interest to limit your consumption.
Limiting your consumption reinforces your belief in scarcity, and
reduces your satisfaction.

       When you have a scarcity mentality, no matter how much you have, it
is never enough. You remain continuously unsatisfied and frightened.

       To reverse the psychologically damaging effects of a scarcity belief
system, one must engage in some rather paradoxical behavior. Examples
of such paradoxes include: If you are "just a little short" of
whatever, give whatever away; if you are lonely, become good company
to someone else; if you are needing love and acceptance, splash it all
around lavishly.

       All the great spiritual teachers of history have essentially
prescribed paradoxical cures for scarcity:

"In order to live, you merely have to die;"

"He who seeks his life shall lose it;"

"If you wish to attain enlightenment, you must destroy the ego;"

"If you seek abundant living, sell all that you have;"

"He who loses his life shall find it."

       Statements such as these seem meaningless or crazy, unless you
understand that the idea of scarcity is an abstract mental concept.
It does not exist in the external world.  Its cure is to behave as if
whatever you believe is scarce, is in fact abundant.  The truth is
that if you are alive, you always have something to give... your time,
your listening, your compassion, your service to others, your ideas,
your feelings, your beneficial behavior.  Giving of yourself is a
powerful antidote for an attitude of scarcity.

       When I was in graduate school, I failed "statistics".  My teacher
demanded I teach statistics to undergraduates.  If you don't know
something and desire to learn it... teach it to others.  Live as if
life was fully abundant and you quench the "thirst that is

       If you don't understand any of today's column, simply explain it to
somebody else.  I wish for you abundant and happy holidays.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Send In the Clueless" by Paul Krugman

Send in the Clueless
Published: December 4, 2011

The Republican Party is getting the candidates it deserves.............


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bradley Manning Deserves a Medal

After 17 months of pre-trial imprisonment, Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old US army private and accused WikiLeaks source, is finally going to see the inside of a courtroom. This Friday, on an army base in Maryland, the preliminary stage of his military trial will start.
He is accused of leaking to the whistleblowing site hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables, war reports, and the now infamous 2007 video showing a US Apache helicopter in Baghdad gunning down civilians and a Reuters journalist. Though it is Manning who is nominally on trial, these proceedings reveal the US government’s fixation with extreme secrecy, covering up its own crimes, and intimidating future whistleblowers....
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My 37 hours with the NYPD

Why it is important for occupiers to see the inside of the prison-industrial complex......a recounting from  John Knefel, a comedian, and co-host of Radio Dispatch. Follow him @johnknefel.

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"there were no words, but images flooded every cell in her being ...

"there were no words, but images flooded every cell in her being ...