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From: Bruce S.
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9:10 AM
Subject: Unfolding
Reply to: 262590
ID: 260035

Good morning.

Just a couple of quick thoughts -- the first of which is -- thank you, JoAnn --

And secondly -- just to bring this into balance a bit -- yes, it is true that this project seems to be emerging rather suddenly, for who knows what specific reason. But the answer to that, I think we can say -- is that there ARE lots of creative and powerful forces out there now, questing for a new convergence, a new way to come together.

People feel it, many have expressed it, people are looking for some way to "do it".

What we see happening right now, through "Interspirit" -- and "LightPages" -- is that many of these forces are beginning to come together -- within a common framework. Right now, we are just at the beginning of this process -- but it is happening. A wide variety of groups, called for separate but related reasons, are coming into a common context. Women's circles and conferences, in particular, are providing a kind of visionary drive for this process. This "new women's movement" is sensitive to a new global spirituality, that has not yet been fully articulated. It is still in formation -- being born, being synthesized, being co-created...

Here in this context -- we are evolving tools and capacities to give this movement clear form and substance and articulation. We are creating ways that the relationships become explicit. We are providing the "bandwidth" to bring all these ideas together in one place -- in a co-creative framework.

We are listening to each other. We are building something new. We are addressing the mysterious question -- of how Deep Spirit can influence culture in a non-partisan and inspiring way.

This "gathering"process -- involving quotes, and now World Scripture -- and (who knows) maybe "The SourceBook for Earth's Community of Religions" ( http://origin.org/ucs/doc.cfm?e=1&fg=3176) -- provides a solid and tested universal foundation for a global co-creative process that can bring together the highest and most inspiring insights from every culture and every historical epoch.

All of this -- can unfold as a network -- as a "tapestry of light". As I feel this growing -- I can sense these fantastic possibilities -- all of this becoming solidly interconnected, people and organizations everywhere beginning to recognize the power and authenticity and grace of this process....

I have felt this for a long time; Jeanie feels this, and is working long hours every day in the women's movement to bring these pieces together (working with the real groups that are out there).

We can't rush this; it's a lot of work, and it takes time. Each relationship must be built carefully. But -- the core is solid, and will grow. It's an amazing thing, yes -- but it feels to me like we can really do this.


--- On Tue, Mar 11, 2008, in msg262590, Joann Kite wrote ---

Bruce:….others may not see the advantage or need to organize "mere words" in such ambitious ways. Isn't this just about spirit and love, they might ask?

JoAnn: Throughout the ages, spirit and love have manifested themselves through human speech. 'Mere words' have shaped the destinies of families, countries, institutions, faith traditions, and just about every other group you can think of. Words have the power of changing a life for the better in an instant, and words have preserved for us the precious knowledge and insight of our ancestors down through the ages. Words energize. Words create. Words resonate…..words have a lot of good things going for them, given half a chance.

Bruce: reinforcing this love with the intellectual/conceptual side of human nature seems to be an important aspect of the way human beings understand these things.

JoAnn: When we truly Know that every World Scripture teaches spirit and love…..when we truly see that thousands of our sisters and brothers through all times and places have intuitively brought forth teaching about the Energetic Framework of this Love, how it can best manifest, and how we can each do our part to maximize the flow of this Divine Love……well, when we realize the massive documentation behind the flow of even our most obscure act or thought of love, then we are empowered to shine forth this true Spirit with greater clarity and understanding. It brings a hearty fervor to our service in Love and Spirit when we couple this Spirit with our God-given minds and read the map that has been provided for us to express this Love in the most efficiently wise way we can. We are spirit AND mind, and to utilize our human/divine gifts in the best possible way, we must exercise each aspect of our being. Not only must we love in spirit, naturally, intuitively, like a child hugging a kitten, but we must also embrace the intellectual/conceptual side of this Energy and define and explain it in clear terms and ideas.

Bruce: We all rely on "book learning" to some degree. So, we can simply say, yes, "the map is not the territory" -- and this project, so far, is merely about maps.

JoAnn: No, the 'map is not the territory', and yet the map can show us where we are on our journey and point us in the direction we must go to reach our goal. The map can show us where others have traveled the same route of life, and have found their destination in fully realized Love and Light. The map can show us in clear and succinct outlines the Plan of it All, and our place in it…..and the map has been drawn not only from intellectual/conceptual words and ideas, but also from the simple, heartfelt statements of our fellow human beings throughout the ages…..and from deeper levels, this map is being drawn by the Hand of our One World Soul to guide us within our present journey through fragmentation and disunity, back into harmony and understanding cooperation……drawn from thousands of voices and hundreds of scriptures, the cream of the crop of integral, intuitive in-sight.

Bruce: And this approach -- "co-creative map-making for a new global civilization" -- is an important undertaking.

JoAnn: Yes…..very important…..It's time has come, and there's no stopping it now. This map truly comes from the inner Wisdom of us All, coming together now when most needed to heal our wounds and divisions………when so many worthy scriptures and individuals are saying the same One thing, it's surely time to listen. The answers to all our questions lie within these collected wise words.

Loving you All in the One,



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