Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

For You

For all of you out there who have needed help, information, even just some encouraging words, this has all been for you. I may not have all the answers and I am far from perfect but I have been here. So today is for all of you. I leave you with this lovely song.






Love is Never Wrong!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Solution

I keep hearing, most of my life, this or that is the solution to our problems. It does not matter what the issue, from personal to the world. People rush to and fro trying to fix the many broken things in our lives. It is not my goal to proclaim the solution to all the problems that exist but I think I can safely say what is the path to fix them. So today I offer a solution.

The solution I offer is one most people will not like. It requires much work and it upends our society on every level. People typically do not like change. My reply however is if it has not been solved and it is still broken then maybe we should try a new path.

The first step to any solution is unity and compassion. You can not solve hunger, poverty, discrimination, and so much more unless you finally begin to set aside your selfish ways and think of everyone as your equal. Everyone matters and everyone deserves to thrive.

Throughout our existence we have dabbled with basic concepts along these lines but we never seem to fully embrace them. The truth is yes we are individuals but we make up a whole. As I have written some time now both are inseparable. Both are vital and valid. The problem is people wish to take them to extremes.

The one, the few, the many, the whole are all the same. It is when we we finally put into perspective that my neighbor is part of me we begin to understand how to effect change. A person before me is hungry. I have food. You feed them. A person before me needs clothes. I have extra clothes. You clothe them. A person before me has horrible scars or problems, to much for them to bear. I can listen and help them find help. You share their burdens.

It is not about politics or religion. There is a fundamental force in the universe. It surrounds us and it is the very thing that sustains us and connects us. Call it whatever you will. The fact is it binds us all and runs through us. It nourishes us. Philosophers and spiritualists have delved into it for as long as recorded history.

Quite essentially everyone has endless potential. It is us however who limit it. When we begin to believe there is no other way or solution we have given up. Never give up! Anything and I do many anything is possible. There is no shortage of resources, their is no shortage of time, and there is no limitation.

I know that concept can be frightening and quite overwhelming. Some have a hard time seeing beyond their arm and some see endless competition or conquest. But then again those to are limitations. The truth is if you understood true power you would never need to go beyond yourself.

Oh I know many will dismiss this as new age nonsense or whimsical idealism but is it? As I already said if we begin to see each other as an extension of ourselves and cared for them as we would our self then would those issues that affect us begin to fade?

If you are hungry and have food would you not feed yourself? If you are hurt and have medical supplies would you not tend your wounds?  If you are scared would you not try to alleviate your fears? If your neighbor is part of your body then that is exactly what you would do.

The energy of life, the soul is bound by that very force I mentioned. We may not see it but it is there. All the oxygen on this world is shared by us all. We breath in and breath out. What has gone into me has been in another. It has been been rejuvenated by plants as a filter. The water we drink enters us and exits. Later it it is consumed again by another. Existence its self is a connector.

If you stop and think the welfare of the one or few ripples throughout the whole. You may not see the ripple but you certainly encounter it. One ignored homeless person can spawn desperation, crime, distress, and so much more. But did it have to be when so many walk by them every day? How did it come about? Some began to place themselves separate or above others. They began to ignore what they assumed they could not or would not change.

Remember you may be one but you are one among many. Each of you are unique. Each of you are one. Maybe if we embraced love, that golden force, we could look into the endless void and see that which is begins with each of us.

There is no hunger when we feed us.
There is no wound when we tend us.
There is no fear when we comfort us.
There is no discrimination when we see us.
There is no...

Never limit yourself. Never ignore the part of you that goes beyond your body. Never dismiss the grand connection that binds us all and sustains us. True power, true solutions come in the knowledge it is we, all of us, from the most meek to the richest and most famous that matters. No one is more important than another. By the same right the whole is not more important than the individual. Why you may ask. For we are one in the same.

You can hoard wealth, resources, knowledge, even influence but it is still a limitation to your life. It is just as much an obstacle as a being poor and ignored. Yes your cage may have more gilding's and things but you to struggled to keep and maintain such things. You must secure things from others who wish to have your abundance. You have fears of losing. You to have people who ignore you. Ironic the same situation just different amounts of resources at your disposal.

Do not get me wrong this is no some advocation of any political belief. It is a reality. The food on this earth can sustain us all. The water on this earth can sustain us all. The compassion on this earth can sustain us all. The only question is when do you choose to accept the reality of infinity and you are part of it? When do you choose to love?

I know some of you are probably scoffing right now. My question for you all however is why not?

If you are super rich and you can buy all the food, drink, clothing...you wish then that means the resources are there.

If the labor to build all the hospitals, schools, homes... exist then the resources are there.

If that ignored or persecuted person is part of you then the resources are there.

If true power comes from within then the resources are there.

Hmmm... If we have all that we need what do we lack?

Love! Love every part of you, every connection, every part of the whole. The solution is not gold or iron, men, or machine. The solution is love. Pursue all things in the knowledge that you are a part of all things.

Love begins in you. It's expression flows out. Now there is a ripple that sustains.



Love is Never Wrong!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Run Don't Walk!

It is sad some of us on this Earth must take old examples as lessons. However, it is nice we have them to guide us. So to those of you out there watch and relearn. The oppression of one is the oppression of all!





Love is Never Wrong!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Erasure

Most of my life I have dealt with those who want to erase me from existence or at very least erase me from public view. The reasons are many, shame, revulsion, fear...

That time is done! We exist! We love! We are Equal! We're here, we're queer, get used to it! 

Shine! Let them see that rainbow. Color their world all those vibrant hues. We've had enough black and white.

You want to dictate religion? Guess what we are in the pew sitting next to you. Some of us are in the pulpit. You want to pass laws? Guess what we are in office as well. Some of us are at the top. You want to take the fight tot he streets? Guess what some of us are the greatest fighters and athletes in the world.

Crusades, Jihads, abominations, degenerate... Words of hate still being uttered. A tired old list of lies.

I only have one word for you all, Love! I find it sad so many run from such a warm and pure thing. it is sad to see people run from the light into the darkness  over that list of lies. 

I have stumbled in dark rooms, fallen, and broken many things crashing into the unknown. Turn on the lights. You will find life a lot less scary and things so far away are much closer than you think. It's all about love and always has been.

I love you all but you have to love you. You have to love others. That must begin in you. And in that sentence we both share commonality. As I said we are not so far apart, we are just a light switch away.

Love!



Love is Never Wrong!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Faith & Family

Normally I do the talking on topics. Today I shall allow others. Faith & Family are LGBT issues. Today I take you all to church.






















Romans 12:9

"Love must be sincere. Hate is evil; cling to what is good."

Romans 13:10

 "Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefor love is the fulfillment of the law."

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

1 John 4:7

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

1 John 4:18

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

Proverbs 10:12

"Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs."

1 John 4:8

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love"



Faith & Family is about love and love is about God. If you have it, you have God on your side. Tell that to those who seek to hate.




Love is Never Wrong!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Privacy

It seems so much lately I am quoting law to someone or another so after reading what the U.S. Congress is attempting to slide through I'll simply post this.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Attempting to subvert Constitutional law is very unbecoming.




Love is Never Wrong!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Equality

I find it interesting on one hand someone can claim to be a defending equality and forget some of its greatest moments. Very well I will spoon feed it...




Go for it ladies, wear white!



Love is Never Wrong!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Press

I always find it interesting how people forget their own Constitution.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

I thought I should leave this here for you all to ponder.



Love is Never Wrong!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Humanity

I find it a shame when government can focus on petty twitter exchanges, politics, and rivalries but ignores a potential disaster in the making for its own people. No evacuations, no federal resources volunteered, and even a flight ban over the area by the FAA. I must ask is it callous disregard for Human life, political revenge, or simply self absorption? Your people are in need and in danger. Shame on you!





My advice if you live anywhere in the river area all the way to San Francisco Bay leave or be ready to leave. Last record shows water at 2 ft over the spill way with another 5 feet till crest. More rain is expected later this week. Don't risk your lives, things can be replaced.

I am not an expert but I do know what happens when you have soil and rock that has been hyper dried by extreme drought that then becomes hyper saturated, it collapses. It is degenerating fast. It's your choice to stay or go. My heart is with you all. Good Luck!!!



Love is Never Wrong!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Have Hope

No I am no returning to writing this blog but someone out there needs this. So I will share it with all.






Love is Never Wrong!