When The World Is In Agreement.

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Posted October 21, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

“As a child I was taught, ‘Chaubon, the way to attain the beauty in life is through harmony. Be in harmony with all things, but most important, be in harmony with yourself first. A lot will go on in your life, some good, some bad – people may argue and some will try to take control of your life – but that one word, harmony, will neutralize any problems and help your life to become beautiful.’ “

– Bear Heart

After being involved with this blog for five months, the good folks at WordPress have a feature for men and women writers which keeps track of certain milestones, and, what the hell, I’m going to blow my horn in a post for a change – 1,000 “likes”. Alright, the self-aggrandizement is done, time to put the horn back in its case. For those of you who are using WordPress, you’ve got to admit, it’s a pretty thoughtful feature, and does help provide encouragement for writers. Thanks, WordPress.

I have a strange feeling that, if you are reading these words, encouragement is a big word now, given all you have been discovering in the blogs of men and women you follow, as well as internet source sites. This is the price people have to pay for being seekers of truth and truth-tellers – sometimes the truth is overwhelming, disrupting the harmony that Bear Heart mentioned while he was still on this Earth. For the truth is: harmony is in a kind of short supply on Earth in these times.

My little dictionary defines “like” as “in agreement”. Let me first express my deepest appreciation for all of you who have visited here and hit that “like” button. There are times when I become complacent – after so many posts and writings, the writing becomes like a routine where focus diminishes on why we entered the arena in the first place. I imagine the same occurs for everybody at times, where one needs to slow down a little and not allow the frenzied pace, the overwhelming reports, to rule the day.

Secondly, let me express deep appreciation to all bloggers. It does require time and effort to research issues and write about them. I’m sure that there are times when bloggers feel like they are “spinning their wheels”, where no matter what truth they post about, or how obvious the case is, nothing is changing in the world, or not changing fast enough.

I would say to you that you are not spinning your wheels. You are making the difference.

When people are as honest with themselves and others as possible, they are hitting the correct mark. One thing that is very gratifying about writing a blog is the connections made with men and women around the planet Earth. Forgive me if I get a little sentimental, but that’s the way it goes. I admit to not being focused enough on the effort to help create, with my brothers and sisters in the family of man, a world where oneness is truly felt, on the ground, in every land and region of the world.

I admit that I have neglected spirituality, love, harmony, and forgiveness recently. One can safely say that most of the big problems in the world have become analyzed and identified. War was thankfully averted – at least a devastating escalation –  in the country of Syria, although the violence and killing there continues. Is it just me, but why haven’t any of the “leaders” around the world mentioned the solution to the crisis: we are one human family and we need to share the world with each other –  to love one another.

What would the world look like if everybody “liked” – were in agreement – that love, forgiveness, and unity was the best direction for humanity moving forward? Would it be a safe bet that 99.9% of the planet’s people would hit the “like” button on that idea? I think it’s a safe bet. Perhaps when we make the case that change on this Earth is in order – that war, greed, poverty, dualistic/separation thinking must be replaced with something better and nobler – we fail to understand that love absolutely must be the basis for such changes to become realized.

Could it be that absence of love has been the cause of all the difficulties the human race has faced through history until today? Let us kick this around some. The first thing to consider is absence of the word love in any discussion of major concern for the people of the world. Why this absence? Is it a sign of weakness to mention in discussion that love is the answer to all problems of humanity? Or is it a sign of strength to articulate the ultimate importance of love on Earth?

Some of you may have viewed the documentary “Occupy Love” on the Free Speech TV network recently. It was produced by filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, and coincidentally has the same title as the first self-published book I wrote about a year ago. The documentary is the first I know of that inserts a spiritual perspective in discussions of new ways of living on Earth. Learn more about the film at occupylove.com.

Could it be said that any discussions on issues of great importance for humanity which are absent the words love, forgiveness, brotherhood, and oneness are lacking true power to arrive at the most beneficial solutions? Is love a true power? Any man or woman who has felt love for family or friends has absolutely no doubt that love is a true power. If love is a true power, is it the most powerful force in the universe?

Now I can see you saying to yourself, “this guy is into some woo-woo stuff here”. After all, the economics texts and the famous economists never mention the word love in their discussions. The politicians never mention the power of love when they are campaigning for office, or when they win the elections and begin serving their terms. But what would happen…? Would the president of any country start wars of aggression if they based all of their decisions on love and the oneness of humanity?

If oneness was known and understood by all people, everywhere on Earth, would the levels of harm done to humans, animals, and all living things diminish dramatically? No doubt. Where else is there to go? When all people look out at the world and feel oneness with all things, it is impossible to harm. Is this not exactly the type of world that activists at all points on the political spectrum dream about? Is this not exactly the type of world that 99.9% of the men, women, and children on Earth want?

The awareness gained by millions and millions, dare I say billions, of people from every nation and region on Earth in recent years of the previously unknown events, conditions, and truths of history and the present has led to intense efforts to change the world for the better. Many have deeply researched, done detailed analysis and shown the problem(s) in their entirety. Now… solutions?

Thank you to all men and women who have visited here and engaged in friendly discussions. In the five months at WordPress I have come to the view that the comments section is where the good communication between men and women from every nation on Earth takes place. I wish to thank every man and woman who has taken the time to share their thoughts on various posts. I urge all readers to take advantage of any and all opportunities to make a good difference through the comments sections of blogs and other platforms on the internet.

As WordPress has a feature which tells bloggers who has made the most comments, I would give special thanks to the following men and women for sharing viewpoints: Skywanderer, David Holmes, Tanya, Robert A. Vella, mystic1muse, and Shelby Courtland. Once again, I appreciate greatly all the interactions with fellow brothers and sisters from around the Earth.

The final, up-till-now missing details of the very excellent exposures and analyses of the most important issues, the details which will exponentially empower the intellectual brilliance to the point of truly manifesting great changes for humanity – are love, forgiveness, and oneness.

 

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23 thoughts on “When The World Is In Agreement.

  1. Congrats on 1,000! You have a great blog, and are one of my regular stops. Your words of encouragement and passing on that one big thing called Love is much appreciated!
    Debra

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    1. Debra,
      We all suffer a little from burnout now and then from perhaps taking in too much information. The 1,000 notification was almost like a wakeup call, that there are people reading and words are important-try to get re-focused. I notice you mentioned working in a monastery. That must be interesting. My guess is you don’t get chewed out by the “boss” very often!
      Thank you,
      Jerry

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      1. Hi Jerry,
        Yeah, I think in the summer months, energy is high and it’s easier for me to do more of just about everything, including writing. I feel lately that I am re-focusing, as you say, and that it’s fitting for the season. I so agree, words and language give us a chance to get at essence, essentials, and that so much confusion in the world comes from not knowing the power of language.
        The job at the monastery is amazing, and yes, working around the monks gives one a different perspective, but they’re people too. I would say there is a lot of respect between people here, including other lay people who work here. It’s not though what some might imagine. In my office alone, among my co-workers, there are two atheists, one Buddhist, an Eastern Orthodox, a non-denom Christian and a non-practicing, not-sure-what-I-am person (me).
        Peace Jerry!
        Debra

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        1. Debra,
          If you and your co-workers collaborated on a book about philosophy/spirituality it certainly would cover “all the bases”, as they say. Let me ask you what two or three books or authors have most powerfully affected you. You know, those books you buy copies to give to friends and family, and those authors you respect the most.
          Thank you,
          Jerry

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          1. Yes, it would be an interesting book 🙂
            Books and authors…I am a huge fan of James Hillman. He puts into words what has been intuited and lurking in the depths all of my life. But, there have been other books that have shaped my vision – CG Jung, Alan Watts, Herman Hesse, Neil Postman, Michael Meade, Robert Anton Wilson, Joseph Campbell’s Masks of God series was absolutely life-changing for me, and more recently, Charles Hugh Smith, Thomas Sowell, Howard Bloom, Gary Greenberg, William Brey and our WordPress blogger Erik Andrulis.
            But, after all of that, I would stress that for myself, life experience, and especially the challenges, have shaped my thinking and reoriented my focus more than anything, by staying true to the suffering, and never being content with thinking I know who I am, and extending that courtesy, as much as possible, to others. Thanks Jerry!
            Debra

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            1. Debra,
              Joseph Campbell and the series “The Power of Myth” with Bill Moyers was good. Probably well worth watching again. Follow your bliss. I’ve developed somewhat of an addiction to near death experience accounts lately. If you’re interested (my guess is you are well aware of NDEs), the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (nderf.org) has hundreds of accounts which are absolutely fascinating.
              At least for me NDE accounts provide the most powerful spiritual information to date. The “profound-meter” levels I feel reading NDE accounts surpass any information I’ve ever come across.
              Thank you,
              Jerry

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              1. Oh, wow, me too! I didn’t mention any NDE books, but I’ve read a few and am currently reading a book called Erasing Death, written by an MD who is working towards better standards in resuscitation in first responders and hospitals.
                Do you have any favorites?

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                1. Debra,
                  The first book was the Dannion Brinkley “Saved By The Light” (I think that was the title), then Bettie Eadie, and a number of others. What was astonishing to first read about was Dannion Brinkley’s description of what he calls the “panoramic life review”. When he described seeing every event of his entire life, no matter how inconsequential, and that he FELT what the person he was interacting with felt all through the process, it was amazing. So, he was a bully when young-he felt the pain he inflicted when he beat up other kids. He went to Vietnam and committed atrocities-he felt the pain of those he hurt. Then, as if that wasn’t astonishing enough, he felt the pain of family members-he felt the pain of every person who experienced consequences of his action(s), to the end of the consequence line. I’ve got a feeling that there is something divinely inspired about NDE interest and popularity, and the number of best-selling books.
                  Jerry

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                  1. Yes, I very much agree. Their value is significant for bringing people together through our capacity to feel compassion.
                    Part of me finds it amazing that you bring this up as I am going to write about the topic soon. NDE’s have the potential to be a unifier in so many ways.
                    Part of me knows that when any of us goes to that deeper place we experience a certain amount of unity and synchronicity through the openness and honesty that it takes to go to deeper places.
                    Have you written anything about NDEs?

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                    1. Debra,
                      If you go to the category box you’ll find some NDE writings. I’m sure every person has had those dreams which are “more real”. What is so interesting is the way NDEs, from a wide variety of people whose ages, locations, backgrounds, and status, are so similar.
                      Off the “profound-o-meter” charts.
                      Jerry

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    1. Purnima,
      How are you. Writing is an activity that is so wide open as far as styles, formats, etc. I guess it boils down to personal choice. One could use the analogy of music, where there are so many styles: jazz, rock, folk, country, classical etc. I like jazz writing, which could be synonymous with stream-of-consciousness, because it is much less restrictive. After listening to a few interviews of Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot he plays music and concentrates on delivering a “perfect” song, free from “errors”. That is Gordon Lightfoot and he is a great musician. I relate more to the jazz music where there are no restraints-which could describe the writing concept of free-thought. In that respect error for me is not being careful, as you point out, and somehow my words harm another. Hope you are doing well and thank you for your kind words.
      Jerry

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  2. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” –Jimi Hendrix

    But of course love is not an independent entity — we must embrace and empower it. And in some ways, nothing is easier than loving other people. Yet nothing is more difficult so much of the time! Or is that just lazy and impatient me?

    Thank you for all your inspiring words, and cheers for your well-earned milestone. Please grace us with more of your admirable work. – Linda

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    1. Linda,
      Nice to meet you. Mr. Hendrix surely was speaking truth with that statement. Correct me if I’m wrong but Jimi Hendrix was involved in the Vietnam War, so his music was a reaction to that, what was probably his hellish experience. Wouldn’t it have been interesting to see what he would be creating now if he hadn’t passed at such an early age? Your words “yet nothing is more difficult so much of the time” makes me want to ask you for an elaboration or some examples, which may lead to some beneficial exposure of ideas. My idea of a good post is one where there are hundreds of comments with a surplus of back and forth exchanging of thoughts between a number of people. The term “speak-easy”, referring to a bar where friends get together and talk would apply. Thank you for your kind words. If you are the kind of person who enjoys (almost) endless conversation, please feel free to “let it rip”.
      Jerry

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  3. An extremely excellent piece Jerry! However, you know that I just have to be the one to throw the wet blanket on everything. Unfortunately, the only ‘love’ I see is “For The Love Of Money,” and there is a song by that title sung by The Mighty O’Jays. When I look around, I do not see much love aimed at one human for another, just the never ending love of material possessions that the greedy have. Oh, yes, we greedily love, but that ‘love’ is aimed at THINGS.
    With that having been stated, I take this opportunity to offer my sincerest congratulations on your blog’s statistics of ‘likes’. Well done!
    Shelby

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    1. Shelby,
      When one considers what is possible, anything that can be imagined is possible. It is time for humanity to turn the page and start a whole new chapter on Earth. Maybe a new book. If a worldwide poll were conducted 99.9% of the people would vote “yes” on creating a more just, fair way of operating and doing business. Some would say that talking in such a way is reserved for those in the “higher pay grades”. What is needed, and is occurring, is a form of intervention, some tough love, by the 99.9% on the addictions of the .1%.
      Gotta love that bass-playing on the O’Jays song. The O’Jays’ best.
      Thank you,
      Jerry

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  4. I have had a problem leaving comments on your blog for the past week. I’ve attempted to do so and am unable to see my words beyong the third line. It’s a bit frustrating. I would love to comment on this post. BTW, great job. 🙂

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  5. It’s interesting that despite the fact that the words love and compassion are used frequently in music, poetry and other forms of art they are rarely used in the governing of society. This is probably where they are needed most…

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  6. Obviously, humanity will not evolve until everyone learns to have love in their hearts and show compassion for all people. Education is a key to spreading love as an alternative to the planned indoctrination of hate and greed. Thanks for a great post. Keep spreading love…

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    1. ASIC,
      Nice to meet you, by the way. My guess is that you at times feel like many people around the world and are frustrated that a spirituality hasn’t been present in the world issues’ debates and discussions. That reminded me of the concept that “we are not bodies with a soul, but souls with a body.” That statement opens up the whole debate to a variety of possible discussions, including thoughts about each person’s mission in life, how our interactions with men and women affects the web of life, and the importance of making a good difference in ourselves, our family and friends, and the entire human race. Are we seeing humanity moving toward what some call “higher consciousness”? What is the possibility that there will come a point in the near future where billions of people around the world have discovered inside themselves “Christ consciousness” or the awareness that we are all part of the same web of life, connected, and part of the oneness?
      Thank you for your kind words,
      Jerry

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  7. ASIC,
    I agree. Those who hold leadership positions in government(s) have sacred responsibility, depending on one’s viewpoint. When you think about the fact that the people’s representatives are involved in processes and votes which literally effect the lives of millions of people, then love , compassion as well as all the descriptive words which define the sacred, whatever your concept of sacred is, would seem necessary to insert into any and all discussion/debate. This is a somewhat “abstract” way of looking at government, but if one contrasts the leadership qualities of the original people of the Americas and their concept of “seven generations” it puts this in some certain perspective.

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