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Bill Gates Answers Questions From Arianna And Readers In Exclusive Huffington Post Impact Livestream

Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 18:05:41 in Impact

“I honor Bill Gates as a visionary and the great works his foundation is doing around the world. He is inspired and sees great promise and imminent potential for human consciousness and culture that most of us haven't even begun to imagine yet. Our visionaries in the world are no longer merely living to get and to have for themselves, as they are tenaciously trying to preserve and protect what has already been. Visionaries are living for what has not yet occurred because their attention is riveted by the promise of the possible—that future is already radiant and alive in the field of their imagination. Visionaries experience that future for humanity and for the promise made to God before their incarnation. I understand our passion of being deeply inspired through our intuitive wisdom which is ever-satisfying. How many of us have the courage and the heart to live this way, simultaneously engaged in the change that inspired of change as we cleanse our fear and illusions.”
Mental Illness Is Brain Illness

Mental Illness Is Brain Illness

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 12:35:26 in Education

“I believe the lesson of mental illness is to know thyself, and to not judge the outcome or the illness.
The universe dosen't teach us to find our own answers yet when the suffering of any mental illness continues, we eventually find our own tools to our enlightnment. I found myself going silent for the past few days to cleanse my thoughts and deepen my dreams that came to the surface reminding me that the beliefs of being without funds to support myself was chocking off my true essence of who I am. This was my last lesson to cleanse and walk though. Knowing this I simply sat back and allowed this crazy experience to take its course. I never know what I am searching for as this is part of the unknown that I entered into to gather information from the source of my wisdom. I learned to trust that the information I gathered would be profound. When it finished I was exhausted, mostly from waking up and being in pure fear of being alone. When I do a deep cleansing, usually something goes off its course in my environment, yet I remained grounded. The pace these days is so unrelenting that all I can do is remain in the now. I know that the most difficult lessons for us is to connect to our heart center and to allow the messages to flow from abundance, as the mind can sabbatoge us. I now trust in Miracles from Jesus.”
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Are the Republicans Crazy? No!

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 14:07:20 in Politics

“Equality in Running the Planet

Embrace the idea of widespread prosperity and abundance for all, and imagine every soul on your world coming together with infinite abundance and building the necessary organizations and ruling bodies for your Earth to be run in the proper manner.

In a world experiencing infinite abundance, every citizen is very easily able to have a hand in the decisions that are made. It’ll ultimately be up to humanity to see beyond your perceived differences and come together despite them, and beyond that I’ll be up to you to build a temporary ruling body that works for every soul and sees everyone able to have equal say in what’s done.”

Marlyn on Oct 3, 2013 at 14:12:34

“Pie in the sky. Get real!”
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Why We Should Stop Subsidizing Sky-High CEO Pay

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 14:05:40 in Business

“As an artist, when consciousness reaches a point where wealth is not measured in gold but in wisdom and knowledge, and these are matters which we will talk about together. At certain times in our history, one or another of us has come forth and given out a great cache of sacred wisdom, which was then recast and twisted by the dark for its own ends.

Suppose wealth is to be used to produce new and suppressed technologies, resulting in a great unveiling which will reveal all the wondrous advances that humanity has made over the years but which have been stolen or sequestered.

Releasing these discoveries is only a by-product of what your prosperity will bring: we as a people possess abilities to advance technology where we realize that we have never been alone. Try living on food stamps and 300 in your bank account and disabled. Many are unable to speak for themselves yet our focus has been on greed and selfish intent, yet have never know what it is to know what gifts we hold within the soul of God, Goddess.”
An Open Letter to President Obama

An Open Letter to President Obama

Commented Nov 19, 2012 at 15:27:02 in Politics

“We envision a world where people are no longer ‘working at life’ but are instead ‘playing at life.’ We see a world where every person is loving what they do so much that there is no clear distinction between what they do to earn money and what they truly love to do in life that aligns with their passion so much that it is just like playing.

We see a world where playgrounds and parks are just as prevalent as offices and institutions, where fun and games are prioritized over mandatory attendance and overtime, and where recreation time is truly a time of re-creating ourselves.”
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Can We 'Imagine' Ourselves Into a New Reality?

Commented May 7, 2012 at 16:45:58 in Healthy Living

“Peter, I love your article as I was also raised in a German-Luthern community. As a visionary artist, I discovered how to co-create with the energies of my oversoul of Jesus. Discovering I have incarnated as Mary Magdalene realizing the power of the Goddess. I taught myself how to use the power by sculpturing esoteric art by viewing the art through a magnified light that shifts our intention as the images appear as small villages as what I witnessed when I was with Jesus. For those who suffer from illness, depression, creating art allows us to shift our time perceptions and intuitively receive messages from our higher self. If we try to follow our thoughts without controlling them, we will be amazed at how truly inconsistent they are. Yet, if we apply our minds to a specific task, especially one that interests us, they gather together and allow us to focus our attention, creating great power and energy. If pure thought is a body, it is our emotions that supply the heart that can really bring it to life. Our thoughts and feelings exist in relation to one another, and they form a feedback loop through which they communicate and empower each other. When we hold a thought in our mind without being distracted, we have achieved pure thought. When we have a positive emotional response to that thought, we enable it to dance and move and breathe itself into existence. Peace, joy and love to all.”

Peter Baksa on May 8, 2012 at 18:25:32

“Thank you - so good to hear from you. Best, Peter”
There Is Great Power to Be Found in Doing the Thing You Don't Want to Do

There Is Great Power to Be Found in Doing the Thing You Don't Want to Do

Commented Apr 2, 2012 at 15:14:11 in Healthy Living

“When we can understand that what is revealed through our consciousness is always open to our interpretation in doing that one thing you didn't intend to do is often about change itself.

Recently, I decided to edit the photo's of Jesus and a miracle of his image appeared and what spoke to my soul revealed the artisian within me and discovering that language is a byproduct of art. As I made that choice to move beyond the logical mind and doing that one thing that takes me into bliss consciousness, my soul entered into the kingdom of light and oneness with God consciousness. In truth, I never knew the Goddess existed until this event took place.

The Artesian attempts to show what lies beyond the boundary of our sight, it only becomes apparent to one to find a new visual language (or seeing what cannot be seen) as it allows one to look into the soul of our past and present life. The visionary creates the language that emerges from one of the most profound journey's experienced by all cultures, the quest for meaning, purpose and truth. These lessons are learned through a multitude of ways and delivered by various messengers. This becomes a channel for healing that benefits all of humanity.

The scope of healing for all ages is a way of discovering that Love is Divine and it is intimacy that speaks of the evolution of man, of oneness.”
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Did Jesus Exist?

Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 17:52:15 in Religion

“Can there be a quiet and moderate response to ridicule? In this most important area of life, in the acknowledgment that God exists, that God is all there is, and that we too are God, can there be a simple acknowledgment of that and a willingness to take the ridicule that comes from it, without striking back? It may be easier to talk to us about extraterrestrials than to talk about God. But everyone we talk to, whether they wish to acknowledge it or not, is here on a mission assigned to them by God – to find out who they are – and the answer to that riddle is that they are God – as is everything that is. I’m tired of maudlin discussions of God but I’m also tired of having God be absent from our thoughts and our love. I’m weary of just about everything there is about our society that does not admit that it stems from God. I’m tired of smartness and savviness, fads and fashions that ignore God. I’m tired of apparent separation from God. I’m tired of the shallowness of my own mind and being that refuses to see that I could not exist without God’s love, that everything I do, see, or feel is the result of the love which emanates from and is the same as God.”

brokerthanu on Mar 24, 2012 at 01:02:50

“This article isn't about the existence or non-existence of a deity but of the historicity of the Jesus demigod of xtian mythology.”

MagicManDoneIt on Mar 23, 2012 at 21:54:29

“I was fine but now I'm exhausted from reading your tiresome comment.”

Jradxit on Mar 23, 2012 at 20:08:51

“I am energized and awe-filled with the natural world and my fellow humans with no need or want for God which is a good thing because there is absolutely no evidence there is one.”

Capricious Capricorn on Mar 23, 2012 at 19:58:02

“I thoroughly enjoyed your post. I believe in 'one' God, the Creator. I don't know if the man named in the Christian bible, Jesus, ever existed or not. Jesus is not a Jewish name. If he existed under another name I still don't accept that he is God made man or the only 'begotten' son of God. I have my own personal relationship with God which I am pleased to say is rewarding to me.
I do accept everyones right to their beliefs, even though mine are not widely accepted. It's tiresome having Christians tell me I'm 'not saved' unless I accept Jesus as my savior. I accepted God as my Savior many years ago. I'll go with God the Creator. I don't need to see God to believe and accept God in my heart and my life.”

HuffPundit on Mar 23, 2012 at 18:22:29

“Sweetie, just watch the "we are God" part... beyond that, you are well intentioned.”
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Did Jesus Exist?

Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 17:08:15 in Religion

“God gave me an assignment before I incarnated as Mary Magdalene. I have heard all the rhetoric of beliefs in my life and I know Jesus exists outside of time, as I first heard the voice of God calling me the most powerful Goddess in the world. Through my vision, I returned to the cave of Ancient Jerusalem and fulfilled my soul path mission, hearing the voice of Jesus saying that I am to deliver a message of his existence to the world to remember to create miracles of our oneness with God.
Yes, other worlds do exists outside of time, as we can access these worlds just by being in bliss consciousness. Jesus also said that he did not intend for our world today to be as it is. This reality, the reality of the eternal, must be grounded in that which we cannot touch, see or define, in mystery, in a kind of faith in the ultimate worth of compassion, even when the reality of the world around us seems to belittle compassion as futile.

Jesus said: "My teaching is not mine but his who sent me". Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own. “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me.” (John 12:44)”
The Use and Misuse of Gratitude

The Use and Misuse of Gratitude

Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 14:40:36 in Healthy Living

“Excellent sharing of Gratitude Deepak, as I believe language has a vibratory signature that creates waves into the expanse of the universe.

When we speak or write, we use the vehicles of words to carry meaning, as well as energy, from ourselves to another person or group of people that creates waves in the same way that a note of music creates waves. And like musical notes, our words live in communities of other words and change in relation to the words that surround them. When we are conscious of the energy behind our words, we become capable of making beautiful music in the world. If we are unconscious of the power of words, we run the risk of creating a noisy disturbance.

Some of us know this instinctively, while others come to this understanding slowly. Most of us, though, speak without thinking at least some of the time, blurting out our feelings and thoughts without much regard for the words we choose to express them. When we remind ourselves that our words have an impact on the world at the level of energy, we may find within ourselves the desire to be more aware of our use of language. Hearing the voice of Jesus accepts that of our true power of knowing that he exists in other time dimensions, as our energy of divine love is so very powerful, in sharing our gratitude, as co.-creators of his love.”
An Open Letter to CNN Regarding Nancy Grace

An Open Letter to CNN Regarding Nancy Grace

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 11:52:28 in Media

“OMG ~ Thank you for your truth. Do we live in a love hate society? Should the news be talked about It if the talking will make You feel better. It is of no value, ever, to activate and talk about something that doesn't feel good, because it reactivates it in your vibration; it makes it
another point of your point of attraction so you're less clear. In other words, when you focus upon the problems of others, you diminish your ability to help them. People believe that you've got to focus upon the problem in order to find a solution and no solution ever comes forth - it's never inspired; you never recognize it, and you are never able to facilitate or achieve it - from your place of focusing on the problem. They are two entirely different vibrations. When are inspired on what's going right, and let that be your point of view. We don't need to teach our society that control drama is an acceptable behavior that allows us to get our way with our American family.”
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Blame It On The Fame Game?

Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 14:31:44 in Celebrity

“Yes, the media would have us believe it was drugs that took our angel home. Yet those who know God will know Whitney and her message to humanity was to sing like a beautiful bird in flight. Her courage to be an authenic artist was to sing her love song to God. I believe God showed her the way and she captured our hearts through her mastery to rise above the fears of our beliefs of blame and judgement. Many will not understand as the one who was the true giver of love. It is time that we spoke our truth of who we truly are and this is the artist's role, to be authentic to our gifts of divine love. Thank you for sharing your love Jamie, for we are story tellers and with your love deep within to share with us.”
The Higher Health -- A New Map for Prevention

The Higher Health -- A New Map for Prevention

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 15:42:12 in Healthy Living

“So true Deepak, as I have personally been on a healing path for over 10 years and my best resource has been listening to my intuition and the power of my creativity through the healing arts. Shifting my time perceptions has awakened me to the miracles of living a normal life and knowing that listening to the cells of my own encoding and power is fully realized in a timeless environment. Often we have no idea why we continue to make the less enlightened choice, but it is important that we inquire into ourselves to find out. Self-sabotage happens unconsciously, which is why it’s so difficult to see that we are doing it. The important thing to realize is that this very part of us that resists our healing is the part that most needs our attention and love. Even as it appears to be working against us, if we can simply bring it into the light of our consciousness, it can become our greatest ally. It carries the information we need to move to the next level in our healing process. Just shining the light of our awareness on the source of our resistance is sometimes enough to dispel its power. At other times, further effort is required. Either way, we need not fear these parts that do not want to heal. We only need to take them under our wing and bring them with us into the light.”
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Can Conflict Actually Improve Relationships?

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 15:52:12 in Healthy Living

“Great article Peter. I've been feeling the push to be more public, to go out into the world more, I know a lot of you are feeling like its time to step up or step out of your "Psychic Closet." For some of you this just means being willing to say what you want and be as big and cool and spiritual as you really are, no matter where you are. So lately I have been creating techniques that allow me to be my Authentic Self. I sometimes feel that others don't see us as we truly are, it's like being in your own dimension and even being influenced by others who are unable to decifer our energy of our greater self. It's the human costume that other's wear and so we may end up having to explain ourselves, feeling dissapointed by their response. The authentiic self is aware of another's hidden truth, yet they are usually hiding behind their dogma of religion, separation, as most of us have learned to hide ourselves. If we all learn to love unconditionally, we would have no reasons to hide who we are.”
What Heaven Looks Like: Part 4 -- World's Strangest Paintings for the New Year

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 4 -- World's Strangest Paintings for the New Year

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 14:08:54 in Arts

“I loved your sharing of the power of intimacy through your language James. I felt the Goddess, mother giving of birth of the uncreated to the created that actually has feeling and a consciousness. When we recognize that words are not abstract, disconnected entities, Language can be a powerful transmitter of feeling. Your description of how you perceive the images are an intelligent messenger of hearing, seeing and feeling deep and positive feelings to those who receive them.

True art of the higher dimensions grounds language in a way for other artists to join in the appreciation of what is perceived through God's love for us. Just another artist in the heavenly realm of divine love. Thank you for sharing ~”
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Why I Am Not an Atheist, Theist or Agnostic

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 16:07:52 in Healthy Living

“What a powerful sharing Depak and I so agree, that our visions are often disguised by our beliefs of how consciousness interacts with us through miracles of our own awakening. I became isolated to uncover these ancient miracles and learned how Jesus can communicate with us if we can shift our beliefs of who we are. There will always be those that will deny that great changes are upon them and they are fundamentally altered, they don't know why. They begin to have guilt say, or not being that kind to someone hence, responsibility, the reality of being responsible, where before, they thought before they had no responsibility it is a basic responsibility for the creation of their existence. My own awakening took place in the past two years through my ancient connection with Jesus who is my oversoul. Even when my world crashed before me ~ finding that I was unable to walk and the aspect of being homeless became very real to me, as yet I didn't totally understand my humility and reaching out for help through my soul family. The thoughts of returning home to God became very real, as my soul mission was fulfilled through God. Then I understood that this also was part of my awakening and changed my beliefs. I believe that those who believe in being an athesist will in time know that we are one with God's abundance for all of humanity. Blessings to all for a Merry Christmas.”
What Heaven Looks Like: Part 3

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 3

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 16:42:26 in Arts

“I share in your enthusiasm James. I believe the artist knew how to imbue reality constructs to make etheric art physical ~ empowering divine works of art with divine messages. The phenomenon of total objects changing cannot be explained, only experienced by the viewer. As often the entire visual field of the art is in total alignment and organized in a way to recognize how images shift thru the retinas of our vision. I wonder if the artist carried his visions to blend his wisdom with his higher self. This form of art is of tremendous value in our society as the vision and the artist become one with God. Artists, regardless of their cultural tradition, understand how art becomes our true selves. It is only thru the process that one can integrate the very presence of our magnificence, the continual insights to help others in amazing and profound ways of being.
I believe real art must be infectious ~ the receiver of a true artistic impression is so united to the artist that of what is known only in the soul. In truth, in that of my own isolation grew stronger as this longing to unite God with heaven and that of my visions of my past life with Master Jesus brought me to realize this form of art is taught through many lifetimes of discovering our purest essence.”
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Neopagan Author Barbara Ardinger Dishes on Magickal Grandmothers in Secret Lives

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 15:26:31 in Books

“Great article as I awoke this morning, the very words you spoke in your article came to me. Is this the proof of our oneness and that we are all connected, as we learn that of our Time Perceptions aligns us to the miracles of synchroncity. Mahalo for your wisdom Barbara.”
Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 14:08:23 in Religion

“Through my 70 plus years on this planet, I realized those that are suffering, sometimes their physical houses, sometimes the financial foundations of the house, and their dwelling places are crumbling, it is because our dwelling place within the heart is closed down. Until we discover one's willingness to change and to look for a new dwelliing place, our awakening will not take place. Language is the greatest illusion of all and when we experience the divine love of our oneness with God, that is when the purest essence of sharing our divine love with Jesus will manifest as he speaks to us directly. I reincarnated from the days of Jerusalem just to deliver this message to humanity. The Goddess in me reawakened as the mystery of our oneness emerged in one beautiful moment. I heard his voice reminding me that we can ask Jesus what he wants us to share with humanity, and he will answer.”
Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 13:28:48 in Religion

“In a most precious moment, Jesus asked me to share a message with the world.

Jesus spoke with me through the voice then through the brain ~ Jesus said that "to know that of our original power and that we'll move into an era in which all of Earth's inhabitants will regard themselves as one people, worshiping the same God who created this world and all others, and evolving towards a future that is unimaginably more fulfilling than the one we are experiencing now." He said that we should believe in miracles as this is his purest essence.

Jesus requested that it was not his intention to disbelieve in that of his existence and asked me to deliver the message of our ability to create miracles in our lives. I then went into silence wanting to know from Jesus why he shared that message with me. The answer came through the mind, activating the energy of pure truth saying that we have forgotten we are remembering that he can awaken us to that of our true power and can communicate directly with each one of us and that he is God in his oneness. Blessings to all.”

whirlpool on Dec 6, 2011 at 15:38:23

“I can relate to such experiences but it only happened to me once. I am open to the concept of miracles although as a scientist I am very skeptical. Some of the applications of science certainly seem like miracles in hindsight. I actually used a slide rule when I went to college.”
Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Commented Dec 5, 2011 at 13:53:33 in Religion

“How many of us know that the Irish race suffered humiliation even to this day due to this confusion along with the wholly fictitious Jesus for the Roman Church, as to make it appear to the world that millions died carring out of this terrible plan. Jesus is in the soul and many of us will spend a lifetime looking into what we were led to believe through the written word, we may not know until we pass over to know God and Jesus are one. The deception and the suppression of truth is a crime against humanity. Truth is progressing in spite of the oppressors. When we realize that we can communicate directly with Jesus, we will let go of the illusions of such confusion. When you awaken, your heart fills with love. You see everything in a different light. It is life-changing. You cease to be the robot your oppressors want you to be. You open up to your fellow man and you see life in a very different way. The Vatican has kept this and so much more from you, all for gain and control, while pretending to preach love and tolerance.”

Cole 33 on Dec 5, 2011 at 15:49:08

“Yikes”

whirlpool on Dec 5, 2011 at 14:48:20

“"When we realize that we can communicat­e directly with Jesus, we will let go of the illusions of such confusion." So true. I took a spirituality exercise series at the local parish. I was into it about six weeks when doing an exercise while sitting beneath my walnut tree. Jesus did communicate directly to me from the tree and gave me a totally different understanding of what he is and what he meant. It was rather astonishing. Of course when I reported this to my spiritual advisor, she asked me not to come back to the meetings.”
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When Preachers Become False Prophets

Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 15:48:09 in Religion

“Christian, I find your writings brilliant. What I discovered is that we have not been taught through the church how we can connect to Jesus directly and this has been part of our discernment for healing. It is only through my meditations that this wisdom has been brought into the light. I wanted to know from Jesus that of his true intentions of how we can communicate directly with him. Until we understand our most intimate connection to Jesus, there will be illusions and confusion of who is God. This may be a strong statement of what I have experienced yet I am only now awakening to that of my ancient connection to the real Jesus as I knew him personally. God blessing to all.”
What Heaven Looks Like: Part 2

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 2

Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 12:34:01 in Arts

“I am fasinated by your article James and would love to connect with you as I have been researching these "other worlds" of Jesus. Through my research in the Esoteric Arts, I discovered Jesus exists outside of time, he is a divine being and even though we are confined to the third dimension of earth in this linear time construction, where one moment follows another, and you are born, you age and you die, in these angelic realms, and the divine realms, the kingdom of heaven and so on, is where we visit these powerful energies to co-create with through our souls, I use my etheric body, to astral travel with my body. I can bring these beautiful energies through my art and know that I experienced them in another time dimension that is circular and not linear as we believe. What is so amazing is that this art could of been me in another lifetime as I was with Jesus in a cave where I experienced a vision of being with him. Could be a coincidence yet I believe these ancient stories ~ that Jesus story from which Christianity grew is unfolding as we speak on other planets, other time frames. You can only visit them in the dream states, by this I mean that is the original teachings of the founders of your world religions are available to be counseled by them in these other dimensional dream states. Merici33@gmail.com

hp blogger James Elkins on Dec 1, 2011 at 16:23:19

“Wait until you see what's coming! Some of these images are full of creatures, divine and mundane. The artist's mind was full of them.”
Hot-Spotting: It's How, Not How Much

Hot-Spotting: It's How, Not How Much

Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 18:06:30 in Politics

“Poor as a Church Mouse ~ Okay, the truth is that I do have a snorting mouse in my house that is reminding me of my last issue of proverty consciousness that has ascended upon me yet I do believe in miracles. For the past week, when I reached out to my family, the God consciousness within me reminded me that I really don't have a family who will support me because they have never known unconditional love. I do have a past as many of us have been discoouraged with the economic crises and states of social inequallity that keep recurring while our doctors are charging $400 to Social Security for a 1/2 hour visit. Many doctors are not integrated and just to get a prescription or shots, you would have to return for 3 more visits. These doctors are making over a million a year and live in mansions.Our economy is put together of disparate groups to resolve the issues and problems that have bedeviled us for eons and rather than giving in kindness, they also want to know if you are receiving anything from other groups in the state just to qualify for the 254.00 a month granted you for food. We should look into the gifts of generosity and kindness of spirit can achieve, as compassion is shown to all who are suffering, regardless of the circumstances that state may have brought about.

I live in America, the land of plenty.”

undrgrndgirl on Nov 28, 2011 at 23:08:57

“doctors don't charge anything to social security.”

builder101 on Nov 28, 2011 at 20:04:08

“What?”
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Depression is a Killer: It Needs Rebranding

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 11:36:46 in UK Lifestyle

“This is a favorite subject of mine Kat, and loved your article. Depression often blocks our ability to see ourselves clearly, many of us have been culturally trained to spend an enormous amount of time worrying about our psychological needs and desires, our ego's fears and concerns. The truth is that we are out of balance and society dosen't teach us how to come back in balance. This is the dark night of the soul. And this is understandable, but the problem is that it robs us of time that could be used to participate in life in a much deeper way. If you have the strength and clarity to look at your own life from this perspective, you won't want to allow yourself to waste time, because you will realize you are wasting the precious chance you actually have to evolve. Be present and let go and let God~ Our awakening is happening is a powerful way and you are here for a purpose. Peace”

hp blogger Kat Brown on Nov 24, 2011 at 12:01:44

“Hi Mericiana, thank you for your interesting reply. I got confirmed last year, and while my faith is very helpful for a lot of things, sorting out a physical as well as mental illness has not been one of them.

Depression is an illness, not a state of mind, and much as in the same way God has sadly not been able to cure the cancer of some of my loved ones, he hasn't been able to sort out other friends' illnesses. Making people feel guilty for being ill because they don't have faith, or enough faith, is not helpful or conducive to recovery, however good the intentions may be, although I'm very glad that you have found such help and healing through your own.

I wish I'd seen this post by the comedian Rob Delaney sooner, it's a blog written to help people with depression seek help. In his case, he manages it with pills. I hope it's useful to anyone who's worried about a friend, or about themselves. http://robdelaney.tumblr.com/post/414007899/on-depression-getting-help
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