Friday, January 28, 2011

We've Made our Bed and we're Sleeping in it

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

‘May your noses always be cold and wet.”

Alright people, if you can’t see it you’re not looking very closely. The dominoes are starting to tumble. All around the world, that unrest we have been expecting is rearing its revolutionary head. What will the outcome be? It’s going to be something different than the corpse feeding bankers, making bets on the sidelines, anticipate. For the moment it would be a good idea, for everyone with money that they need to put somewhere, to put it in a Muslim bank. It makes all kinds of good sense from all kinds of angles, or you could take it out of the bank altogether, just to show yourself how much you've been depending on them.

Today, I want to talk about the single most important thing that should be on anyone’s mind who wants to garner the input and info necessary to survive and thrive in these times. If you want comfortable lies and useless information, you go to the mass media. If you want something closer to the truth, albeit shaded toward one agenda or another, you go to the alternative media. If you want the truth, as it has endured in varying degrees of camouflage, over longer periods of time, you go to those texts that have stood the test of time. If you want it direct from the source, as it exists in the moment, then you must go to the hidden fountains of the heart.

Something is holding you in place. Certainly you are not doing this. Your heart is beating without your conscious assistance. Most of the functions of your body are operating independent of your authority. The whole universe goes through its motions, without ever needing to seek our consultation. Doesn’t it make sense to align our hearts and minds with the natural course of the cosmos, seeing as it has been going on like this forever? Isn’t one of the keys of immortality to emulate that which is eternal? “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and we become like that which we emulate.

Physicists have already proven that the universe is composed of mind stuff. The universe is thought born. We’re talking about actual touchie feelie math that impacts on the senses. You can prove nearly anything to yourself, depending on how badly you want to believe it. Consider all the ways we lie to ourselves and the rationale we use to make whatever we think we want, justifiable and right. On every side of you are people convincing themselves every day of the rightness of what they do and what they believe in. Some of them are so committed that they will kill you, if you get between them and what they want. They’ve convinced themselves not only that they are right but that God himself has ordained it so.

Families, communities and nations have collectively convinced themselves of various things and chiseled laws into stone, to prohibit and to permit whatever it is they have assured themselves is real. Then it is selectively applied, depending on one's station in life. The force of collective belief in certain things is so great that the hallucinations stand in front of you looking as real as anything can, while having no basis in reality at all. We all move under a hypnotic spell based on the repeated affirmation that what you see is what there is.

Here’s how things come into manifestation. They are the result of the precipitation of an idea from the mental plane to the physical. Let’s take the idea of lying down. Then let us imagine all the possibilities of things we can lie down upon. This is your blueprint for a bed; a couch, a hammock, whatever possibilities there are to something to lie down on. Following this is the process of construction and following that is the item upon which you recline. Everything you can see outside of you came about through this 4 step process. In the natural world, all of the elements of Nature and the cosmos came about because of a similar operation within the cosmic mind. On the personal level, it comes about through the actions of ourselves and others or through the actions of ourselves interacting with the process as we go. We are always engaged in it. Worry is a conduit for this process. Attention is a conduit for this process. Day dreaming is an excessively hydrated conduit, lacking focus and concentration. Concentration is the freeze dried end. You have constructed the world in which you live by personal effort and by acquiescence to the products of other efforts. You place values on everything and that makes up what it all means to you.

Everything good and bad, tangible and intangible, comes about through this process. You invoke it into your life through conscious or unconscious rumination, which is a form of meditation, or you allow it in through not resisting the telepathic invasion, practiced on you by the world. If you could stand guard at the gates of your mind and actually be in control, there is no limit to what you would be capable of. Since there is one who is in total control, all you have to do is put yourself under the aegis of it. Find the one who is in control and give it full sway over your life. Here’s a simple way to accomplish it. I made it really easy. All you have to do is listen and pay no mind to the tradition it comes out of, in case that annoys you. The principle works in every tradition and has led to enlightenment, more than once, in each.

When your mind operates in apprehension of the force of bad laws, made by bad people, you are effectively the prisoner of them. When your mind contemplates the deity under the childhood imaginings of whatever religion you grew up in, you are the victim of arrested development, spiritually speaking. When you adhere to the cultural imperatives of whatever street you are walking down, you are being manipulated by the Coca Cola Waltz, which is a kind of slow motion Montezuma’s revenge.

The radiant life force behaves like a serpent. You have the good snake side and the bad snake side, seen from a cosmic perspective. Depending on how you go along to get along and how you help and hinder, you weave your fate. The coiling of a cobra is a metaphor for the spiral of existence. The inherent urge of life is toward self discovery and that is abetted by external and internal forces. The natural evolution of this takes a very, very, very long time. That seems to be the way of it for most people. They’re content to drift along on the river of life, until it gets where it’s going. Even more unfortunately, there are those whose primary motive is personal gain. This results in a circle instead of a spiral and can literally go on forever, repeating conditions that are created by particular acts. You can hothouse this process. You can accelerate it beyond anything you presently think possible. “Success is speedy for the energetic”, so says the Bhagavad-Gita.

The inner serpent is either crawling on the ground like a snake in the grass or rising up your spine into Godhead, which occurs when you have attained the cobra hood. This makes you God’s signature dish and living proof of the primary intent of his unending efforts. The divine power is a serpent. It operates through human personality or… the shadow does, in most cases, to varying degrees and we lie every time we open our mouths, being inspired by the father of lies, until we choose to work for the home team.

At any time in the world, the preponderance of attention and ambition is upon getting what is wanted from the shelves and stockrooms of life. The world never runs out of new products or new ways to present old products; the same way it never really comes up with any new products and the mind never runs out of ways to fool itself into thinking that whatever it wants next is going to satisfy the drive that ignites the appetite for it, even though that’s like feeding more wood into a fire and thinking at some point the fire will have had enough wood.

Here are some of the great lies that have been around since we’ve had tongues to tell them. “I will always love you”, “trust me”, “First I’ll get rich and then I will help other people”, “the end justifies the means”, “God is on our side”, “my God is the only God”, “They started it”. One thing you can be sure of., as long as you are blinded by the objects of desire, you have no clue about the deeper issues and anything you think you know is compromised by your knowing at the expense of what you do not know.

We spend our lives in a fruitless effort to accomplish things that are only important here and… that would be okay, if we were here forever but we’re not. We sacrifice qualities, which give us the potential to be so much more than we are, for short term gain, for the lies of passion and desire, which removes everything from the screen, except what we want. We become someone else, in order to be in the good graces of others who may not even like us at all. The amount of effort expended across a lifetime to prop up and defend a false self is incredible. People will die to protect a false self. They will sell out their loved ones. If one could take a moment to observe this from a pure objective standpoint, it would look unequivocally insane.

In the end, at whatever point we come up against it; at whatever point we are tested to see what is and is not true, about everything, including ourselves, we will have only those qualities that we have invested our time in the acquisition of. We are the sum total of the efforts we have made to become what we are, in partnership with whatever force was motivating our industry. It’s all the same force to be sure. It’s our relationship to it that defines it and our definition of it which determines the manner in which it will inevitably act out upon and within us. We take with us only the changes we have made in ourselves and whatever those may be, they are the components that determine our further destiny.


End Transmission.......

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We've Made our Bed and We're Sleeping In It



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31 comments:

DaveS said...

Nodding my head in such agreement I risk whiplash.

The time is nigh.

Peace
DaveS

Global Warming gave me frostbite said...

How's 'Global Warming' going on the East Coast these days, guys?

Neko Kinoshita said...

Nose cool and wet, check.

“The amount of effort expended across a lifetime to prop up and defend a false self is incredible.”

Again and again you tell me.

“We take with us only the changes we have made in ourselves and whatever those may be, they are the components that determine our further destiny.”

Reminder acknowledged, once more.

There seems to be an element in circumstance that implies a specific nature to the lessons to be learned in the here and now. Of couse I don’t actually know anything, so I could be wrong.

Meow,

Erik said...

Hey Visible,

I thank the Beloved Devine Energy for bringing me to your place ...

I am extremely grateful to be able to share also my thoughts and feelings in this beautiful community.

It seems 'The New Shangri-La' is in the heart ...

Neko, your tail's still smoldering, isn't it? ;)

Saladin said...

TPTB could sure use a good old fashioned fake UFO invasion right about now dontcha think?

Erik said...

Oops,


...Beloved Divine Energy ...

Sorry ;)

Visible said...

ooops, dearly beloved divine energy

Anonymous said...

Why does this feel like deja vu as we sit and watch the crumbling of the world? there are those who still dancing in the ballroom thinking the Tatanic is to big to sink, there bones atill lie buried at the bottom of the ocean.

We each sit watching this horror movie from our seats in this 360 degree theater. I presently stiare out the window at the whate streaks moving across the sky on a sunny somewhat beatuful day. I live in a house with five people in it and not one has a job. Yesterday I rode my bike into Boudler (20miles) and saw a person I knew camped out in front of the homeless shelter. A few years ago I worked for him. ???

I wonder if the bangsters dream of ropes around their necks? then again I've never seen a sheep revolt. It took along time to pacify and divide a once proud nation.

Reporting from planet earth...

Amicus

ps: does anybody know wehre the ticket office is to buy a ride off of here?

wv: baking (if that doesn't say something)

Anonymous said...

Since our lives are a series of habits, it's never too late to start creating some good habits.
Not simply good as in altruistic or benevolent giving and such, which are also desirable, but personal habits as well.
It's ok to be a little selfish with your spiritual goal(s). Practice making perfect and all..

Replacing/reducing endless material absorption/repetition with spiritual substance is the goal and results in the easing of anxiety and quite possibly the feeling of real joy.

Hearing and speaking are the two easiest and most conducive Mantra Meditations to pursue and are highly recommended for this age of Kali yuga..
These do not require great health or physicality nor do they even require faith or belief, though both these are obviously helpful.

They're not called transcendental activities for no reason..

If anyone acquires a habit of continuous mantra meditation, consciously, unconsciously, awake, asleep, he/she is a very fortunate individual indeed.

Even a little bit, a taste, can go a long long way.
----------------------------------
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama
Rama Rama, Hare Hare

Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya

Om namo bhagavate Vasudevaya
Om namo bhagavate Vasudevaya
Om namo bhagavate Vasudevaya

om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenya
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yonah prachodayat

(We revere the Pure Divine Being (Tat)
We meditate on the Divine Effulgence (symbolized by the sun deity, Savitr)
Who may enlighten our minds)

GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, Have Mercy on me.
Om Namah Christaya
Om Namah Christave
Yesu Yesu Jai Jai Namo.
Yesu Christaya

Bismillah Al-Rahman, Al-Rahim (In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful)

etc., etc., etc... ad infinitum





etc...

Neko Kinoshita said...

Saladin,
First they're going to soften you up with some movies....and a new series on TV too I understand.

Erik,
Often.
The "Dearly Beloved Divine Energy" Singes my tail whenever it deems appropriate.

Meouch!

Abe said...

Funny that in this time of relearning from the Indians, both types, that it would be a white friend of mine to recently introduce me to the powerful Nam Myoho Renge Kyo chant of the Japanese Buddhists.

Good stuff. I highly recommend anyone looking too add some kick to their intentions try adding it to any prayer or chanting they do.

laurel said...

bingo!

Anonymous said...

"...we will have only those qualities that we have invested our time in the acquisition of. We are the sum total of the efforts we have made to become what we are..."

Frightening and inspiring at the same time.

Frightening when we realize what we have become while on autopilot (a good deal of the time) - - the shadow. A product of no effort and non-attention.
Funny how it actually requires great effort to maintain the false self once it is established.

Inspiring when we realize that it's never too late to devote ourselves to the acquisition of eternal and infinite qualities. Dearly beloved divine energy is always (and has always been) ready to guide us. We just have to decide that the current existence isn't enough and step off the mouse wheel.

peace and love,
MercedMarie

est said...

-
the empty page
wide and deep
as a field
harrowed with
dirt turned up
ready for seed

plenty of light
a little rain
all they need
for a thought
to arise sustain
and recede

a few clouds
moonless nights
the heart will bleed
in solitude
in silence
before the mind
is freed

out onto the earth
up into the sky
to the end
of the universe
i'll hear the
endless cry

i was too
busy living

to ever
think i'd die
-

Raven said...

The New World according to the 'Book Of Life' of the World Logos

God's Story -The Ultimate Movie ever made by the Creators of Reality

To Go Where no Extraterrestrial has ever gone and where Angels and Demons fear to tread



The Masterplan of the World Logos revolves around the harmonization of an initial Singularity and Distortion in the Act of Creation Itself.

Because there is only the One Alpha-Universe at the Beginning; this selfsame Oneness or Uniqueness as a Uni-Verse or Mono-Song or a One-Word cannot reproduce itself out from itself as this selfsame unity.

To create Multi-Verses or Many-Songs or ManyWords from this primordial state of affairs; the original 'act of creation' ex nihilo; the appearance of Something from Nothing is required to become revisited and redefined.

This demands a reconfiguration of the Universal Cosmic Matrix, as this original creation could only manifest a Nothing=Everything metaphysical reality in a Oneness of a Proto-Verse.

This Proto-Verse is what is termed Universe by both the metaphysicians and the physicists, the latter the 'high-priests' of the Global Church or World Religion called SCIENCE (from the Latin Scientia aka Knowledge aka Gnosis aka Wisdom aka Sophia in a liberal application of the semantics).

Continue here: http://www.thuban.spruz.com/forums/?page=post&id=000AA12D-FF4C-455C-B6D3-20C21F277A7B&fid=6389FF9C-6EF0-4740-B5BD-EBBB1225BFD7

Anonymous said...

Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.12

na tv evāhaḿ jātu nāsaḿ

na tvaḿ neme janādhipāḥ

na caiva na bhaviṣyāmaḥ

sarve vayam ataḥ param

TRANSLATION

Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.

GTRman said...

As opposed to
" Clearly Devolved Bovine Entities " !!





wv : stock

Anonymous said...

Them too.

Brad said...

Some kind of druid dude, lifting the veil.

We can learn a lot from dogs, who completely live in the moment, enabling them to instantly forgive or change years of undesirable behavior.

The future will be great for those on the right side. The globocracy isn't that side. In the future, the Fed is gone, people are happier and everyone talks about "The Change" like it was the biggest thing ever.

GTRman said...

Hmm. I read that book and used to do the
"Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" chant
whilst hitch-hiking. I always got a lift - eventually -with or without it.


Some folk here might want to check out Neil Kramer , I think he's sound .

http://thecleaver.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

revolution rumble's
piercing change and turn
the peoples broken living
and the higher that they yearn
burn through the conditions
of governments corrupt
institutional suppremacism
crumble into dust
people rising higher
feel the essence of their worth
heavenly beloved
divine the universe
the verses of all equal
man a reach for free
hidden in the moment
floating on the breeze

..peace..

Josh said...

The Ram(sheep) has positive traits as well. Have you guys ever seen a ram put his head down and charge a predator when threatened? They can be ferocious. How about the booming of horns that can be heard throughout the hills when fighting during the rut? Yep, that's right, I was born during the Year of the Ram(Sheep). Something I learned just recently is that we also have a chinese archetype animal for the hour and month of our birthdate as well. Also, don't forget the sign of Aries(the warrior) is represented by the Ram. Sorry guys, I just couldn't fucking resist, I had to chime in and take up for the ram/sheep(grins). Do the sheeple have a backbone? This sheep does. But hey I'm a weirdo and a head case and far from your average american(sly grin). Do americans care for others like they care for themselves? Not talking about only family here or someone who is just like you. I'm talking about the stranger who looks different and thinks different. Can't they see we are all connected? It doesn't look like it. Heard Obama's speech was about america, merica, merica, competition, competition, nation-building, greatest nation on earth, blah, blah, blah. Ugh, sorry, not buying it soldier. NO. It's about people, it's not about nations. Oh and yes the vile disgusting revolting rage-inducing ugly way they treat the earth and our animal friends. Hell, I don't even feel truely worthy to preach like this about these things, but I feel pretty good about myself compared to the willful ignorance and ugly ways of some of the americans I see around me. I don't know which is worse, not having the courage to fight and even die for your human freedom, or being so shallow selfish materialistic that you actually enjoy that all the time and yearn for nothing more. That's the problem, some of them love this shit, to them it's the pinnacle of their existence and they want nothing more, so why revolt? I know we are where we are on our journeys and we all have our personal destinies but man some americans are backwards- looking and truely fucking braindead. Hey Amicus where is that off-planet ticket counter(or at least off of america) I want one too! I have felt for a while that when the food gets truely scarce and when they can't afford gas to go to work or "go somewhere" anymore that is when some will revolt. Maybe that will be enough numbers to tip the scales. Of course some will not revolt, they will embrace their masters and their slavery to their dying breath. The flock survives but the wolfpack gets their share(read kill), don't they? Okay guys, I know I went on and on here but hey what are friends for?(grin) I'm a Sagittarius Sun and they don't call us the preacher for nuthin'. Peace to all you folks out there. Oh, and... no more picking on the sheep/ram.[grin](or should I say sheepish grin!)...Flood(name change again)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing article Les!! You're the best blogger on the mysterious I've ever come across. Are you Socrates incarnate or something?? Keep up the fantastic work mate :-) Peace

muhammadrazzaq said...

Everything good and bad, tangible and intangible, comes about through this process. You invoke it into your life through conscious or unconscious rumination, which is a form of meditation, or you allow it in through not resisting the telepathic invasion, practiced on you by the world. If you could stand guard at the gates of your mind and actually be in control, there is no limit to what you would be capable of. Since there is one who is in total control, all you have to do is put yourself under the aegis of it.

Josh said...

It's funny how the masses of common people have been nicknamed the sheeple, right? Doesn't it stretch back to something biblical about lambs and people(not that I'm a big fan of "biblical" things). Like we call the really bad guys reptiles. When I was a kid I had a lamb that I trained to show in a 4-H contest. Really wasn't much to it. I had to groom it and train it to walk around in circles and do turns and such, kind of like a dog show. That lamb, which I named Clover, was the property of my farmer neighbor and was taken to the slaughterhouse after the show. Sheep can be resistant and stubborn. It was hard to get that small animal to walk and turn if it didn't want to. On the upside I think that can translate into mettle and a strong will. Flood

Visible said...

There's a new Smoking Mirrors up-




You Can't be There if You're not Here.

Anonymous said...

A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY

On the surface of the world right now there is
war and violence and things seem dark.


But calmly and quietly, at the same time,
something else is happening underground.

An inner revolution is taking place
and certain individuals are being called to a higher light.

It is a silent revolution.


From the inside out.
From the ground up.

This is a Global operation.


A Spiritual Conspiracy.



There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.


You won't see us on the T.V.

You won't read about us in the newspaper.


You won't hear about us on the radio


We don't seek any glory


We don't wear any uniform


We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles
Most of us work anonymously

We are quietly working behind the scenes
in every country and culture of the world

Cities big and small, mountains and valleys,
in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands

We remain behind the scenes


It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit


But simply that the work gets done



Occasionally we spot each other in the street


We give a quiet nod and continue on our way


During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs, 
But behind the false storefront at night is where the real work takes place


Some call us the Conscious Army


We are slowly creating a new world
 with the power of our minds and hearts


We follow, with passion and joy
Our orders come from the Central Spiritual Intelligence

We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking


Poems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Movies ~ Kind words ~
Smiles ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Social activism ~ Websites
Blogs ~ Random acts of kindness...


We each express ourselves in our own unique ways
with our own unique gifts and talents


Be the change you want to see in the world


That is the motto that fills our hearts


We know it is the only way real transformation takes place


We know that quietly and humbly we have the power of all the oceans combined


Our work is slow and meticulous.


Like the formation of mountains it is not even visible at first glance.


And yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries to come


Love is the new religion of the 21st century


You don't have to be a highly educated person 
or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it


It comes from the intelligence of the heart


Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings


Be the change you want to see in the world



~ author unknown

Visible said...

There's a new Reflections in a Petri Dish up now-




Talking New World, New Age System Blues.

Anonymous said...

Great post Les.

Great comments everyone.

Mouser

Anonymous said...

Interesting stuff here.

I'm not much for putting my money into banks nowadays. I let Chase close my checking account after turning my $3.21 overdraft at a gas pump into a $437 "debt." I just reopened an account at a smaller bank, mainly just to receive payments. Then I take the cash and go home. I don't have enough to worry about it getting stolen, and dealing with cash is a lot easier.

With the banks' paws on it, you’re guaranteed to be robbed in any of a number of ways. You hand them free capital to profit on your back, for the dubious "service" of being treated with suspicion, being socked with hidden fees, and having to deal with your money in the abstract -- which for me, means more errors, and more $40 fees. Why bother?

If you have real money, do what Jesus said and invest it in the Kingdom. "Use the mammon of unrighteousness to make friends of men" -- the highest-yielding asset you can get. Second best, put it in real tangible stuff. A bank account or CD is not an investment.

Of course, most of us nowadays don't have enough money to invest, in which case using a bank's "services" is just a way to go from bad to worse.

My text that's stood the test of time is the Bible. You're right, there is no news. Everything worth knowing is old.

"When your mind contemplates the deity under the childhood imaginings of whatever religion you grew up in, you are the victim of arrested development, spiritually speaking.


I feel fortunate I was raised a Baptist. (Schooled Catholic, but it didn't take.) We don't do idols and I really don't remember a lot of "Jesus" or "God" pictures around, so I have never really seen God as some kind of super-anthropomorphic, white-bearded, white guy in the sky. In fact, I got into reading the Bible pretty young (10) and started reading a magazine called The Plain Truth, which preached against idolatrous images and such. Some of the most striking images in the Bible for me are the actual theophanies or apocalyptic visons which showed a humanlike figure, to be sure, but one of light, blazing like the sun. Yet even so, it is clear enough in enough passages in the Bible that God can take whatever form he likes and is in no way limited to 3D form, place, or time as a man is.

I think the serpent metaphor is of limited use. You could say kundalini is a snake or you could say it's heat or you could call it energy waves or whatever. People use the metaphor to conclude that the "serpent" in Genesis is "enlightenment" via kundalini, and that since the devil is called a serpent, then the devil must be the enlightener and God must be evil and anti-enlightenment. But I seem to recall that in Genesis, the Hebrew word used there does not really denote a literal snake, but something altogether different.

In any case, there is something really interesting going on with this kundalini thing. I sure know this. it's really good for disturbing my sleep, and that of people and animals in the same house with me, and perhaps other houses as well. But, if everybody was walking around in kundalini bliss all the time, how would we get anything done?

I believe my God is the only God. But if you believe in a God, you believe in my God too, since by definition there can only be one.

The Author of political-economic and cultural rantage, and a spiritually oriented blog to come.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah -- Brother Lawrence! Thank you for reminding me about him. I stole that book from the Baptist church library when I was about 18. I really ought to return it. It took me about four years for me to finally crack the book open, and read it, and begin to practice. That's about the same time I started to notice the kundalini.

Once, it was a Sabbath (I was keeping Saturday Sabbaths at the time) and I ended up missing the church meeting. I decided to go to a random coffeehouse somewhere and I thought, maybe I'll meet someone to talk about the Bible and spirituality. Through a maze of "random" decisions I made my way to downtown Chicago, and decided to go to a Borders, and somehow ended up standing at a counter in the packed coffeehouse, next to a pretty young lady, who as it happened, also wished to talk spiritual stuff, and also was a reader of Bro. Lawrence. We ended up talking for three hours.

I'm not saying that will work for everyone who reads Bro. Lawrence, but heck, might as well try it.

Anyway, thanks for putting that subject back into my mind. It doesn't matter that I know the message -- I am forgetful. I need to be reminded every now and then.

- The Author