Thursday, December 21, 2006

When Disaster Strikes

It's all relative. My computer is dying. For me this is a disaster because it disrupts my interaction with my computer. The computer has changed so my relationship to my computer has changed and I had to buy a back up computer so one way or another my son will have a laptop for Christmas. Maybe I just need to reinstall the operating system but this computer is still dead because it is different, it is change, it is good.

In Baghdad today record numbers of bodies, 76, have been discovered slain and dumped or distributed throughout the city. Two positive public figures, a beloved entertainer and an Olympic coach for cycling, were targeted and assassinated. And most recently a suicide bomber targeting Iraqi police recruits killing about a dozen people. Now this is disaster. Getting kidnapped off the street or out of your car and then killed is a major disruption.

My computer and me versus someone going about their day to day business and another deciding to kill or kidnap them are pretty dissimilar. But still I draw the comparison because I am aware that there is good in all of this. How? Because it is so. Someone in Baghdad or shall I say a bunch of someones are able to disrupt a bunch of other some one's day by killing a select few or many. Has anyone stopped to ask them why? I don't ask my computer why because I know I spilled water on it and it is my fault. How random are these killings? I would like to know.

I made a declaration a while back. It went something like this: Thank you Creator of the Universe for bringing US troops in Baghdad home to the US safe and sound by Christmas 2006...or something better. I believe that it is going to happen. It may be the or something better that I cannot fathom, but it is happened. I am aware that there are mass kidnappings, mass murders, targeted assassinations, and I don't know what else really. I know there are separate factions that don't get along but inhabit the same city and country. I know that the US decided a few years ago to disrupt their government and take their head of state out of power. I don't know how different the mass kidnappings, mass murders, targeted assassinations and whatnot were before the US took military action, but I know it was happening.

I think the disaster of my country right now is maintaining military personnel were none is warranted. Americans are symbols of peace. Our military personnel are over there to teach others how to keep the peace. I am all for peace. I am making a new declaration and it goes something like this: Thank you Creator of the Universe for the peace that has spread throughout Baghdad (and all of Iraq and the world) and the understanding and love that the people are now displaying towards one another by Christmas 2006...or something better.

I hold the intention that the people in Iraq (and throughout the world) whos lives are disrupted will find the good and the peace that passes understanding in their day to day activities. As they live and breathe God is with them and that is the best. We can all be thankful for that.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Prince at the Rio in Las Vegas...BABY.

I had a great time despite being deserted by my date who didn't seem to be having a very good time. Maybe I wouldn't have gotten to meet Prince if the guy would have hung around anyway. At least he kept me company for the 3 hours we spent waiting for Prince to take the stage. Honestly the show was a long in coming...but I danced a lot and I almost got into a fight and then I got to stay up all night to wait for the monorail to operate...gosh I'm cheap. But I really thought my date would come back and get me.

Club 2131 is a great place to see a show. Worth every penny really. I can only say that because I think relative to the experience $125 general admission is a bargain. Relative to say the same amount of money for a foot massage at the spa that morning it was an incredible bargain. I should have popped $375 for the table and bottle service too. Maybe my date would have stayed if he had a chair. That is how much an 80 minute body service is at the spa and they don't give you a bottle of booze.

He just didn't perform very many of the old favorites. He had a ton of hits. At the afterparty they played old jazz tunes. I love to dance. Some older lady who spoke a language I didn't recognize started dancing with me after they moved me from Princes tables at the restaraunt. She gestered that she wanted me to dance on top of the table! That was wild.

December 9, 2007

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Welcome the Power of Peace

I believe that there is a strong movement afoot for peace to spread world wide in the hearts of each individual who currently lives and breathes. As we join together in this intention the evidence begins to mount all around us. Death squads are looking for solutions that allow their enemy to prosper as well as themselves. People who feel offended by the morals or behaviors of others that aren't in alignment with their own are starting to examine those feelings and find compassion for the other points of view. In doing so everyone is finding that differing morals and beliefs do not take away from our own beliefs but grounds us in our connections to others and allows us to express ourselves positively and powerfully in the contrast.