Well, "The Secret" is out - and the controversy has begun. In the New York Times and other media, the focus has gone from the content of the film to the controversy between the Hicks and the producer. On the Today Show this morning, James Ray was paired with a psychologist who was calling the film "dangerous."
As my dear colleague and friend Carol Carnes wrote:
"What I want to speak about with you is the reaction The Secret is getting. I love columnist Maureen Down and respect her opinions. But in the article she recently wrote about The Secret you can hear her (typical) reaction that this is Pollyanna nonsense and has no real bearing on the serious situation in the world. Get ready for more of this. We are going to be called to demonstrate this teaching like never before. We will be asked to speak about it in very specific terms relative to the worlds problems. Our moment has come and we are going to have to step up to the plate, as it were.Can we convince humanity that the world is not flat after all? Are we up to the dialogue that is coming our way? We are going to be challenged on every point we make and every claim. I can't wait!!! I just want to affirm that each of us is an instrument for the voice of Truth to meet the world with clarity, dignity, depth, wisdom, joy and love. We are the Ones we have been waiting for! "
We can expect the mainstream media and others to resist the ideas contained in "The Secret" and in THE SCIENCE OF MIND. Our concepts do not fit their conception of the world, their values, and their inclinations. I fully agree that we need to be very clear in this regard. Every opportunity to communicate should be fully realized as a forum to plant seeds of a greater awareness in the broader community.
My topic for March 11th is "Secret - What Secret?"
This is an exciting time, and it is a joy to be a part of it all.
Love and Light,
Friday, February 02, 2007
The Season for Non-violence has begun - the symbolic time between the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Season for Nonviolence was co-founded by Arun and Sunanda Gandhi of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and a group of ten ministers forming the Leadership Council of The Association for Global New Thought, the organization that convenes A Season for Nonviolence on an annual basis. Its purpose, to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. This grassroots campaign is now in its eighth year.
Our objective each year has been to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities. Through an educational and community action campaign, we have recognized those who are using nonviolence to build a community that honors the dignity and worth of every human being. By identifying “what works” in these new models for reconciliation and human harmony, we are demonstrating that every person can move the world in the direction of peace through their daily nonviolent choice and action.
To personalize this idea, you may practice inner peace - through meditation, prayer, contemplation and similar practices. You may also practice outer peace - through acts of kindness, expressing gratitude and appreciation, and spiritually-based social activism.
Peace begins within, and non-violence is only possible if people truly internalize the full realization of inner peace. For more information on SNV activites, you can check out www.AGNT.org - the Association for Global New Thought Website. The SNV is the topic this week at the Westlake Church of Religious Science in Westlake Village, CA, as well as at many other churches and spiritual centers throughout North America.
Love and Light,