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If you are concerned about climate change (and are reasonably affluent and otherwise abled), consider these possibilities best you can, before laughing at “those unscientific fools” or talking about systemic change:

— Live in square footage no greater than you truly require
— Use your two pretty feet to get around most places, most of the time
— Buy local, unpackaged groceries that you can personally carry (and no more) in reusable bags  (more…)

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Love (and total acceptance) is never about looking away, glossing over, pulling wool over one’s eyes, or making up feel-good stories via “positive thinking.” It is about seeing with total and unmitigated clarity what is — just as it is — being able to call it as such if necessary… and still being perfectly okay with it as it is, free of aversion toward what is, or craving for it to be another way (and vice versa). This includes the experiential/story realm, knowing well that it is an experience based in limited perception. 

It’s just motherly concern and affection! Uhm, no, it is control and domination. They’re just having fun, displaying pretty pictures every weekend! No, they are indulging in narcissism. It’s a fundraiser for a good cause! No, it’s a lavish party in a lavish venue with rich people assuaging guilt conscience. It’s lawful immigration procedure! No, it’s a madman cruelly locking up people at whim. It’s just protecting my privacy. No, I told a lie. (more…)

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While there are many thoughtful academic and journalistic works on what defines and creates a culture of oppression, patriarchy and rape, I offer here subtle energy realizations through awakening and embodied living. These aren’t offered for analysis and dis/agreement, but for checking by direct seeing. If you are able, do set aside intellectual and philosophical arguments, and simply look. Look and see, and you’ll know what is meant when it is said that the world doesn’t exist outside of us. Or, that it is manifested as a reflection / projection of our identity of separateness and the conditioning it carries!

(Also, it would be easy to read this and think I am advocating some brand of puritanism or offering a critique and shaming of sex, materialism and consumerism. Quite the contrary, I am speaking of a total and unconditional (loving!) allowing of all the conditioning so that it can be wholly seen, accepted, embraced and integrated… dissolved. And I am speaking of the realization that until it is integrated — brought into integrity as whole — it continues to project the “reality” we collectively experience… no matter who it is that “personally” acts out the “worst.”)

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Something is “self-serving” when we derive our self-concept/identity from it, including our concept of what is good, what is service, and identity as the one in service. Something is in (universal) service when it isn’t for anything, not even for a personal or collective sense of purpose, mission or goal, but just freely on un-self-conscious offer, naturally matching whoever/whatever it serves, including (or solely) “ourselves.” The latter is always happening anyway through every One, but (and) when the former is also active, it is likely at some point to manifest (appear) as harm.

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(in each moment)
one’s calling lies
not in what one is doing to help
but in what one cannot help
doing
in this non-trying
in this non-doing
all is done
and all are helped

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Non-doing is not inaction. It is doing in a way that (the identity/agenda of) ‘doer’ is dissolved. When there is action, it is an inevitable and spontaneous movement arising from the center of stillness — ‘doing’ that flows from the depths of being. Ultimately, it is a state in which there is movement in stillness and stillness in movement.  (more…)

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In true service there is no help, and no helper. And no one being helped. For the moment there are two, there is no service at all.

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