Sunday, August 31, 2008

What Is Love?

It seems everyone wants to seek love. Do we really know what love is? Is love being a doormat? Is war love? What is it does anyone really know?

I have certain references that I think keep me connected to love. I think my first active act of love was when I decided to seek Jesus. I was just a child when I decided to do this. My parents did not attend any regular church. My mom and dad did have Christmas and Easter celebration for us. We had a Christmas tree and Easter eggs. At Christmas time my mom would make a little center piece for the coffee table with the Bible opened to the "New Testament" she cut holly and lay it around the Bible in the shape of a wreath. She talked about the baby Jesus's birth and how he was the Son of God.

All this celebration did not make much sense to me. The rest of the time life was kind of glum I grew to not trust this celebration that only was allowed at certain times of the year.

Anyway at the tender age of 8 years old I decided it was time to go investigate this Jesus guy. There was a small church near my house. One of the kids in my 3rd grade class went to this church and she invited me to come sing in the choir with her. It was close enough for me to walk to it.

My parents were still in bed asleep as I got up washed my face ate some toast and put on what I thought was my prettiest dress the first Sunday I went to this church. I could hear music playing as I approached the building and I followed the sound. It lead to a walk down a cement stair case. I grew very excited as I heard the music getting louder as I ran closer to the door. The door had a big glass window in it and the person playing the piano waved me in. They were singing a song that I knew so I just started singing it with them. At the end of the song the piano player deemed me a soprano and told me to sit in the soprano section.

It felt so good to me to be surrounded by this music and these people everyone seemed so happy and it wasn't even Christmas time or Easter. Several adult type people surrounded me at the end of service and asked me about where I lived and gave me some papers for my parents to fill out and for me to return to them next Sunday. I was so excited about my church experience that I ran all the way home. I burst through the door all smiling and happy and met with the stern faces of my parents wanting to know where I was and what I was doing....

It was a strict rule of theirs that we not leave the house when they were asleep and they were none to happy about me deciding to go to church on my own without consulting them. They knew their middle daughter(me) had an independent streak that none of their other children had. They really wanted to somehow punish me for my disobedience. While they were talking to me about what they were going to do my dear old dad had a revelation about what they were doing which in essences was to punish me for deciding on my own to go to church. My dads and mom's hearts were touched that their little girl wanted to know about God so they decided that my punishment would be to take my mom to church with me next week.

This is my first conscience memory of what love felt like. My family minus my dad got involved in the community thru this little church. My dad would get up and take me to church on cold mornings and when it was raining. Mom and I went sometimes but mom had gotten a new job and she had to work some Sundays. But she made up for thru the week by becoming a "Den Mother " for my brothers in cub scouts and she supported and encouraged in in my pursuit of singing in the choir and also the "Girl Scouts"

Sunday, August 24, 2008

What do you teach your child about their sexuality?

Are you afraid or embarrassed to talk to your child about their sexuality? Are you a parent that gives your teenager condoms in case they have sex? Is it o-kay for your child to have sex as long as they use protection? Do you call that sex education? Many people seem to think that sex education is about preventing teen pregnancy and preventing disease. Which of course it is about that but, is that all you want your child to know about their sexuality?

Sexuality is about so much more than having sex. Our sexuality is our life force and personal energy it is with us from cradle to grave and it is about so much more than the sexual act. Our sexuality is love energy, precious, God flowing thru us and the reality of who we are. It is our spirit and, life itself. Touch stimulates this energy which is why a child will die without touch.

The bible teaches chastity not to produce guilt but, to prevent it not to hurt but to heal. The sex act is primarily about reproduction. Humans have turned it into something else. We use sex for something to obsess about, a way of saying hello, goodbye, I hate you, I love you, I feel good, I feel afraid. Others may use it as a way of seeking some other sort of validation. Many people think they can't live without having sex. Ha! What a lie.

How many diseases are present in the human race because of wrongly using the energy of sexuality? Probably much more than just venereal disease is caused by not knowing or having a good understanding of this energy. This energy can heal when it is allowed to flow.

Many people might think I am a very hung up person when it comes to my sexuality. No I am not. I have made mistakes and have not been aware and have been misinformed about my sexuality. When I was young I instinctively knew that there is something very special about sex because so many people of both sexes and all races attempted to engage me in the act of sex. My mother and father didn't have a clue and were too embarrassed or uninformed to teach me. They knew lots of people wanted to have sex with me and tried to make me feel guilty. I truly hope that other parents will get a clue. Understand how children learn from example. Do you have issues? Well guess what you will pass them on to your children because they are watching what you do.

Is your sexual energy flowing well enough to not be a thief of your child's sexual energy?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When is the world going to grow up?

It is so obvious that human beings as a race are still in diapers. We still send our children to fight in wars and kill other peoples children. What is wrong with this picture? Our children are not cartoon action figures. Why can't we just get along with each other and learn and grow? For more than 2000 years we have been fighting. What are we fighting about does anybody know? Are the reasons even valid?

Oh yea we have some scientific progress and we are even using that to kill. We are really good at making bomb and bio-weaponry. Even the drugs for healing that are being developed in laboratories have deadly side effects which people just go ahead and take and die. People please read the list of side effects before you take medication and demand that science do better. Who in their right mind would take a drug for Arthritis that has lymphoma as a potential side effect? Apparently millions with submit to this kind of treatment because drugs like these with the potential to kill are prescribed everyday by millions of people.

Why aren't we focused on developing pollution free transportation and making our food healthy? I guess the powers that be are too busy making money and sucking the life out of the people of the world for anyone to take any real notice.

Large groups of people are beginning to wake up though. It is the people who have the real power. It is really simple if you think about it. What if they gave a war and nobody showed? Are you so unable to control yourself that you need government to tell you how to live and be at the beckon call to send your children into a war. Mothers and fathers need to wake up and see what you are doing and how the family unit teaches it's young to go to war.

In this country the so called Christian right is more concerned about gay marriage than it is the failing economy and the war in the middle east and some I suppose even believe it is a Holy righteous war. The war is about oil make no mistake about that my sisters and brothers. God gave you a brain, I encourage you to use it. Are you going to let some politician seduce you with rhetoric about gay marriage and abortion? If you do not want to marry someone of the same sex than don't and for gosh sakes if you do not want to have an abortion don't have one. Don't believe a government really give a fig about life and death matters when they are allow medicine to be dispensed that kills people and are sending our kids to war, can or will do anything about abortion gay marriage doesn't directly kill anyone so I guess they will prevent it from happening. Does anyone see the irony?