Friday, January 16, 2009

The Future

11 Comments:

Blogger m.p.k said...

...is so bright I gotta wear shades. I just booked my ticket to Spain for the European Juggling and Circus festival in July. It will be 10 years since I last attended in Grenoble 1999.

17/1/09 11:14 AM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA! I thought of that tune!

Great great news, mpk!

What a world!

17/1/09 1:01 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Ghod, what a wonderful thing to be doing. Euro circus is so different from US --

My "live" taste of it came from going to a Teatro Zinzanni dinner/show in Seattle about 5 years ago, and to UMO Ensemble performances aroudn Seattle.

17/1/09 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello jm:
I am sorry for assuming that you hate Mr. Obama and thank you for outlining your reasons for your change of heart. I totally agree with your displeasure of Mr. Obama's choice for his transition team and his change of tune on many issues. I was hoping for a bunch of young, fresh faced idealists to usher in the so talked about change. But I am willing to cut Mr. Obama some slack for going with experience, However, I am hoping that once he gets settled and knows the ropes he will kick them all out and bring on the young ones to carry the torch into the future. I cannot stand the Clintons and their elk. Keep up the great writing and analysis. I really enjoy your creativity. You inspire me each day. Warmest regards from Canada.

17/1/09 9:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh anon, thank you so so much! Oooh.

I really enjoyed writing out my feelings and I'm so glad you commented. I know I can be a bit harsh with my criticisms but I apply the same analysis to myself, and already through this experience, I've grown and learned. Especially by sharing my experiences and insights with you, and with less embarrassment than I've had in the past. I did turn on a dime but I do that sometimes. It does resemble hate occasionally but once you get used to my tirades they'll be as easy to take as an icy Pepsi!

I feel exactly the same way you do about eventually moving beyond these people. I'm going to let him do what he needs to do and try my best to do my best over here.

Again ... thanks for the nudge and the chance. It's a treat to have Canadians around!

17/1/09 9:53 PM  
Blogger bacalove said...

It can be what we envision, if there is enough of us with the same vision and if we can sustain it long enough to invoke the energy necessary for the building.

18/1/09 9:20 AM  
Blogger jm said...

The energy, bacalove, is a good point. What will it take to sustain it? Friction is usually involved in energy production so there is a fine combo of unity and dissent to make a dynamic whole.

This inauguration is a good place to start. It's a stunning moment in history and the possibility of improvement is here. But at the same time, those who already object and who do not share the enthusiasm that the crowd does owe it to society to voice their objections and go against the group even if putting themselves at risk.

It's hard to resist, the group tries to make the dissenters feel guilty - that they are wrong. But they're not. There's right and wrong in everything.

The success of the next administration depends completely on resistance and freedom for all to voice their feelings and opinions. The conflicts can be the source of this sustainable energy if they are recognized as valuable.

Some people are deeply moved by these events, others want more real policy and action and are not particularly impressed with ritualistic traditions and ceremonies. Some want wise budgeting in the face of the incredible economic collapse now underway.

There's room for all positions and this moment is a great test of that democratic tolerant approach. Oneness is good in some ways, but so is individualism. The oneness is there anyway and the entire collective cooperates on some level.

But I think the dissenters have enough confidence not to be timid and afraid.

My hope is that we as a society can learn in the next challenging years how to handle discontent, how to fight in ways that work, and how to refrain from backing down in the face of intimidation. We already know how to come together when we have to. We can learn how to separate too. It's a magnetic action that creates energy. The alternating current that lights up the earth.

One of the most fascinating moments ahead is Uranus, the planet of the collective, at 29 Pisces, the sign of unity, just before it goes into totally individualistic Aries. I'm on my toes in anticipation, ready to dance.

18/1/09 3:15 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Good news keeps rolling in in my quarter lately (although some challenges as well). Just found out the feds owe me a huge tax refund this year that I wasn't expecting.

18/1/09 5:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That is good news!

18/1/09 7:37 PM  
Blogger bacalove said...

JM, what will sustain it? I believe a state of mind radiated by a higher position and an Inclusive heart.

"I am a messenger of Light. I am a pilgrim on the way of love. I do not walk alone but know myself as one with all great souls, and one with them in service. Their strength is mine. This strength I claim. My strength is theirs and this I freely give. A soul, I walk on earth. I represent the ONE." -- Discipleship in the New Age I, pg. 140

19/1/09 2:03 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Chicken ain't nothn' but a bird.

19/1/09 3:51 PM  

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