An interesting perspective…
Editor’s note: I cannot express the gratitude I feel in reading these words and the deep gratitude I send to the man who wrote them. The author of this deeply mind/heart/soul opening beautiful piece contacted me privately earlier, having read my recent Daily Notes piece. He thanked me for my words, shared a bit about himself and sent me to an essay he wrote in 1997 and placed on his website. I am sharing it below. It is beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. Every woman needs to hear these words spoken to her. Let them soak in. And let the pain that is rising up right now be healed. ♥
A Love Letter to Womankind, From Your Awakening Brother, Mankind (A tribute and an apology to Womankind, from Mankind)
by Charles David Heineke
I believe that the time has come for men and women to make peace with each other. And I believe that men bear a greater burden in this endeavor than women. I truly honor and respect women, yet many men don’t. But, thankfully, that is gradually changing.
This letter is written on behalf of all mankind, as an expression of my concern for men and women. Both have suffered far too long from the wrongs of each. We must make peace now.
My Beloved Sister, Womankind,
How long I, your brother, have been asleep! How long I have been unconscious of your unceasing love, which you’ve given to me despite the hardness of my heart, the blindness of my eyes, and the cruelty of my hands, during the long night of my selfishness. Somehow you have always been there for me, even when I didn’t realize it.
I’ve been so asleep to your love and compassion, by which you sustained me, even in my worst moments. I’ve been so asleep to the cruelty and pain I’ve so thoughtlessly inflicted upon you. And for all this, I am profoundly sorry and I earnestly seek your forgiveness.
Finally I’m awakening, and I acknowledge the error of my ways and seek to rejoin your heart. I truly honor you for your incredible faithfulness to me during my long night of unconsciousness.
Somewhere within the depths of my being, and despite my unconsciousness, I finally heard your endless cries and felt your ceaseless pain—your cries from lifetimes of suffering at my hands, and your pain from eons of my thoughtlessness. And I’m eager and wanting to be at peace with you.
Despite the cruelty of my former blindness, there is love within me, a love as tender as any mother’s love—the love of our Holy Parent. And I am gradually gaining the courage to express that love to you and to my brothers, despite the teachings of men that males shouldn’t show their feelings. You’ll begin to feel that love more, as I continue to awaken to my true identity as your loving brother.
I have finally remembered that, like you, I am love, to the core of my being, and that I need not seek to get love from you, but only need to share my love with you.
I now long to rejoin you in the love we once shared with our Holy Parent, Father/Mother God. I long to give to you the love that has lain dormant, but not forgotten, in the depths of my heart.
I’m keenly aware that nothing I could ever do would ever repay you for all the grief you have suffered at my hands. Only your love has the power to forgive my sins against you and to welcome me back into your heart. And I long for that reunion.
I know that only my complete honesty and total vulnerability can ever hope to prove my sincerity and regain your trust—a trust so violated, so many times, in so many ways.
Though I don’t deserve your mercy, still I ask for your continued support as I genuinely seek to earn your trust again and to deserve your love. I ask you to take one more step in my direction, feeling the sincerity of my heart, that we may once again be united, and may once again live in peace. And in return, I will earnestly keep you ever in my heart and mind, and ask you to remind me, should I ever begin to lose sight of you again.
I believe the time has come for all of God’s children to live in peace and be one again. And I offer my life and my heart to you and to my brothers toward the fulfillment of that dream.
Please find the courage, the strength, and the willingness, one last time, to welcome me back—forevermore.
Your Loving Brother, Mankind
Charles David Heineke, April 27, 1997
Spread the word. Please copy freely.
Here are a few of my originals, as linked from Soundcloud. These are rough recordings, meaning no editing. I have been playing since I was 4, composing for almost 25 years. Please enjoy and comment if you feel inclined. ♥
This story is the second in a two-part report on conditions at mobile home parks in the U.S. Read part one here.
If you had strolled one Saturday afternoon through the Park Plaza neighborhood in Fridley, Minn., you might have thought you were at just another block party. The residents were milling around a picnic buffet on folding tables on the street in front of their houses and the American flag. Kids were tossing beanbags and shouting. Neighbors were delivering Jell-O and marshmallow salad, and a pot of pork, cilantro and beans.
But this was not an ordinary picnic. Residents were celebrating the fifth anniversary of a major achievement that could inspire similar communities across the country: The day they began to take more control of their lives.
Park Plaza is a mobile home park, or what industry calls a manufactured housing community. Five years ago, the residents banded together, formed a nonprofit co-op and bought their entire neighborhood from the company that owned it. Today, these residents exert democratic control over almost 9 acres of prime suburbs, with 80 manufactured houses sited on them.
“It’s pretty wild,” says Carleton Dahl, one of the resident-owners, as he eats a hot dog. “Been a big change around here.”
Picture a mobile home community, and your image might look like Park Plaza. Most homes are white, brown or gray rectangles, with aluminum siding and pickup trucks parked in front. Some homes are bordered with flowers. Others have piles of junk.
Continue reading here.
Editor’s note: Thanks to the authors, Michelle Walling and Gregg Prescott, for taking on this topic. I am so very ready to have my child educated in such a system and it is something I would very much get behind myself. Anyone else interested? Drop me a line!
Example of future studies
Although the subjects discussed in the Urantia book build a good basic foundation for education, higher learning classes would expand into subjects that will allow children will be excited about attending school. Examples of these kinds of subjects are:
Math– Geometry is the basic building block of all life. Math will take on a whole new meaning and new ways of arithmetic along with fun ways to calculate will be taught.
Cosmic Science– Identity and placement of Universes in our cosmos and the difference between free willed Universes and non free-willed Universes.
Universal Science– How planets, moons, and stars are sentient beings and how they all work together to form solar systems and galaxies.
Universal History– The history of the Universe including civilizations and placement in the Cosmos.
Creation Science– The study of how everyone and everything is connected from one Creator and how we contribute to that creation.
Human History– DNA studies, human genetics, and the history of humanity from Lyra to today, including the social statistics, behaviors, and characteristics of all humans in our Universe.
Human Rights- Constitutional Law on freedom and the Golden Rule.
Sexual Relations– The responsibility behind merging energies with another human and teaching the ability to decide whether another human body is created.
Universal Language– Learning the language of light which is understood throughout the Universe.
Universal Law– Learning the importance of Universal Law and how it relates to all sentient beings.
Astrology – Learning how to read and fully understand your birthchart.
Astronomy – Understanding the importance of stars, planets and constellations. Learning how the stars can show us the cycles of time along with how they can be used for navigation.
Sixth Sense Studies– Developing all of your innate gifts.
Meditation– Guided classes on how to safely travel the Universe with your consciousness, learning new meditation techniques, developing new ones.
Exercise– Yoga, Tai Chi, etc.
Galactic Ambassador Training– How to become a galactic ambassador, spaceship flight training.
Healing– Methods for keeping the body clear of negativity (reiki, quantum touch, etc…), responsible thinking, service to others.
Gardening– How to grow organic food and hemp for cultivation, different forms of gardening such as hydroponics, permaculture, etc…
Technological and Industrial Sciences– How to make almost anything from hemp, 3d printing, free energy technology, encourage free thinking and non competitive invention
Environment– The true importance of being stewards of the earth by living on her without making footprints and healing the environment.
Recycling– Maximizing what has been created in the past into something sustainable.
Council of Elder training– With the elimination of government, a Council of Elders training program will be facilitated to ensure that future elders will always be working in humanity’s best interests.
Music– All forms of music including history, composition, symphonic band and concert, and voice.
UFO Research – Classes on the documentation of UFOs through night vision goggles, how to interact with them, sky mapping, UFOs in Art History, etc…
Creative arts– All forms of creativity including art, dance, drama, and writing.
Community– How to contribute economically to your community through barter, volunteering, and communal caregiving for all children. Creative culinary classes and decorating houses for energy flow could be subjects.
Life Path Development – Helping people find their life path, based on their astrological charts, personal interests and past life experiences.
Spiritual Psychology– Learning how the body, mind, soul and spirit interact. Dream analysis, dream journals, counseling methods, past life regression techniques are included in this genre.
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London restaurant offers 3-course meal that can be claimed by elderly and homeless individuals on Christmas day – free of charge.
No one deserves to be alone during the holidays, especially during Christmas. What’s spectacular about this belief is that it’s been adopted by a Muslim-owned restaurant. Shish Restaurant, which is located in London, presented this truth in a note that also outlined a generous offer. It read:
“No one eats alone on a Christmas Day!. We are here to sit with you. . . . Any homeless or elderly are welcomed.”
CNN relays that the note went on to explain the three-course meal that can be claimed by elderly and homeless individuals on Christmas day – free of charge. The Turkish restaurant will serve meals from noon to 6 pm on December 25th. Diners will be offered soup and cacik, a Turkish herb-and-yogurt dip and the choice of chicken casserole, vegetarian casserole or chicken shish for the main course. Rice pudding will be served for dessert.
The note was posted on the restaurant’s window last month. After a photograph of the sheet was posted to social media, it quickly garnered attention. Not only was the Facebook post shared over 1k times, more than 25 residents volunteered their time to help out at the restaurant on Christmas day. Some will serve food and others will shuttle the elderly and homeless to and from the restaurant for free.
Continue reading here.
What does a lifelong healer and nurse do when confronted with the devastating news she has cancer?
After Marcelle Pick, an integrative OB/GYN nurse practitioner and founder of a renowned women’s clinic in Yarmouth, Maine, was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer, she had to make one of the most important decisions of her life: proceed with oncological treatment, or draw upon her knowledge and understanding of natural health to beat cancer on her own.
In 2008 she noticed a mass in one breast which proved cancerous, and even though she had extensive experience in the medical industry, she was weary of being sucked into a fear-based decision to undergo typical treatments which would certainly include radiation. Instead, she decided she would change her body in such a way that it simply would not recognize the cancer anymore.
Editor’s note: Snuggled up with my little one, we decided to look for children who were doing awesome things for humanity and our gaia. I found this article. Enjoy! ♥