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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2007, 11:11:53 am »
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2007, 11:19:12 am »
I always come across as a wild person.

LOL, what honesty! Maybe Ishmael is a distant cousin?


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...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2007, 11:55:09 am »
I am sure he is, with out a doubt.
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2007, 12:40:19 pm »
Hi there, Patrick - I'm caught up on your thread now.  Very sorry that I missed you for chatting this morning - it was only by about 10 minutes!!  ???

I love that you're sharing what you went through here.  I know that for myself I seem to be at something of a spiritual crossroads or crisis of self or whatever you want to call it (to channel Tru - "Shit Fire" - sometimes I just don't have words either).  So it seems to me that you're reaching a few of us.

I think I understand what you're saying about the onus being on the self versus spirit - the difference between the perfect prayer and the other three...

BTW, Janice - thank you for the Rufus link - love his version of Hallelujah!  A very nice way to wake up on a Saturday morning...
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2007, 03:26:22 pm »
Hi there, Patrick - I'm caught up on your thread now.  Very sorry that I missed you for chatting this morning - it was only by about 10 minutes!!  ???

I love that you're sharing what you went through here.  I know that for myself I seem to be at something of a spiritual crossroads or crisis of self or whatever you want to call it (to channel Tru - "Shit Fire" - sometimes I just don't have words either).  So it seems to me that you're reaching a few of us.

I think I understand what you're saying about the onus being on the self versus spirit - the difference between the perfect prayer and the other three...

BTW, Janice - thank you for the Rufus link - love his version of Hallelujah!  A very nice way to wake up on a Saturday morning...


OK FOLKS we have Test Person (and what better person could deserve this help at this point in her life.)   Do it Lynne and TRUST.   If you feel 'nudges' when you go to do something, STOP what your doing and pray the perfect prayer.  I have come to regard these 'nudges' as a Sixth Sense!   And...  if you think you need to say something and you keep getting interrupted, this is a CLASSIC Nudge~!  That happens to me all of the time!  Boy if anyone could use some DIVINE help, it's you.  SO GO GIRL, and keep us posted!

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« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 10:04:09 am by Br. Patrick »
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2007, 07:17:53 am »
To anybody who has been reading and just not posting (yet?  only need 5 more to get a red icon) remember "ifyoucanfixit" Janice in your prayers, positive thoughts or whatever way that you may use to intercede with the One Who IS for this wonderful woman.  She has a blood-clot in her lung.  She is really sweet and deserves all the best from all of us.  Thanks.

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On another note, found this on the internet while searching for the words 'gay' and 'monk' in the same page.  Lots of hits.  Here is something that I find really familiar...



Now if the Gospel means anything at all it means that the Good News about God is unambivalent, that there are no ďifĒs and ďbutĒs in God, Godís love is unconditional. And this means, above all, that there are no double-binds in God. That God desires that our desire should flow free, life-giving and untrammeled, because it is in that flow of desire that we are called into being.

Well, if that is the case, imagine then what might be a conversation between the Unambivalently loving God and the self:

UlG: I love you

Self: but Iím full of shit, how can you love me

UlG: I love you

Self: but you canít love me, Iím part of all this muck

UlG: itís you that I love

Self: how can it be me that you love when Iíve been involved in bad relationships, dark rooms, machinations against other people

UlG: itís you that I love

Self: butÖ

UlG: itís you that I love

Self: butÖ

UlG: itís you that I love

Self: OK then, so are you just going to leave me in the shit?

UlG: Because I love you you are relaxing into my love and you will find yourself becoming loveable, indeed becoming someone that you will scarcely recognise

Self: Hadnít I better do something to get all ready for this becoming loveable

UlG: Only if you havenít yet got it that itís I who do the work and you who get to shine. Because I love you, you are relaxing into being loved and will find yourself doing loveable things because you are loved

Self: I think I could go along with this.

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« Last Edit: September 15, 2007, 07:29:48 am by Br. Patrick »
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2007, 07:43:53 am »
I have been reading, Br. Patrick, but haven't posted. Thank you for the information about Janice. I will hold her close in my heart and prayers.

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2007, 12:16:54 pm »
Janice was at the Hoe Down last night, she seems to be doing well.
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2007, 12:20:27 pm »
good to hear that Janice is doing well, Thank you Truman...

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2007, 12:26:25 pm »
Hello, Brother Patrick... I hope you are recovering from whatever circumstances you have recently experienced. Although, in some ways, I fear the collapse of the mind and corruption of the spirit far more than any physical disastrophe.  I thought this would be an interesting chance to perhaps share some of my mind with you, or at least those things which have helped to manifest it.... If I might be so bold. This may not at all entirely be a good time to do this, but I would like to share the titles of the books on my bookshelf with you and see if you have read any.  It is lacking in many ways of a variety of types of texts including, I am sad to say, poetry (besides my own), but there is only so much room.
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.