TODAY'S FEATURE ARTICLE
Walking Our Talk
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.
In light of yet more violence relative to terrorists and what's going on in the Middle East, I think that, more than ever, it is time to reach out to
you, as well as myself, to begin walking our talk. As an editor and publisher of this newsletter, I have learned some important lessons about life ... not
only from the madness that we so-called humans are embarking upon, but also from the numerous emails and contacts from you subscribers who are questioning
today's happenings and who are looking for our experiences and lives to improve. As an editor, it is my job to "talk my talk", but as a Soul, it is my
service to myself, you and humanity to "walk this talk." Likewise, the same applies to you as a subscriber to this ezine.
I'm sure that you are no different than myself ... wanting to live life to its fullest potential as a human being ... and I have come to understand that
true fulfillment comes from the heart ... from reaching out to others ... that none of us are the center of the universe, but a magnificent part of it. Life
is hard and it hurts sometimes, but life can be good too!
In short, its all of our business ... yours, mine and everybody's ... as to what is happening "out there". People are often shocked when crime hits their
community, but it's high time that we learned that none of us are immune from tragedy, immune from danger, immune from life. The fact is that we are all human
and even though our actions may indicate otherwise, those of us on the spiritual path cannot deny that we're more than just a body with parts.
When are we going to take the responsibility that goes along with this knowledge? When are we going to accept the two major laws of life? ... the Law
of Cause and Effect and the Law of Attraction. As clarity of these laws were brought to me during a recent deep-sleep, I feel that such clarity ...
no matter how well you think you understand these laws ... must be repeated to you! The Law of Cause and Effect and the Law of Attraction are
immutable laws, just like the Law of Gravity here on Earth. That is, when we throw something in the air, we KNOW without a doubt that it will come down. The
Law of Cause and Effect likewise tells us that the act of being or doing (the cause) will result in a reaction (the effect) and the Law
of Attraction is what determines the type of effect ... like attracts like. Therefore, a "negative" act always results in a "negative" effect, and
It's time that we learned that hate and ignorance will never be solved by more hate and ignorance ... for hate and ignorant acts will produce more hate and
ignorance to result. Therefore, tolerance and respect must to be taught early in life and incorporated into home life, as well as part of school training, if we
are to create that which we all desire in our lives. Actions speak louder than words, and if our children or grandchildren hear us say one thing, but we speak
or do otherwise, an important message is sent ... and an important message is lost too.
How can you and I, or anyone in today's society, deny that today's problems are not a result of hate, ignorance, and a narrow-mindedness? It is time TODAY
to stop the cycle of hate! And it is time TODAY to stop waiting for George to do it! (No pun intended.)
Stopping the cycle of hate is everyone's responsibility. We must all become more conscious of our own individual actions, for it is they that go into the
etheric realm to form the collective consciousness as the beliefs we desire to experience. We can no longer afford to sit around complaining about a situation
... we must take constructive, not destructive, and decisive action. If we become more "watchful" of our individual thoughts which guide our individual as well
as collective consciousness, we will find and create solutions, amid our pain, and in the process, we can heal and help ourselves to bring unity and love to
It's time for us to become brave enough to confront our own mortality and ask ourselves what is truly important in this life ... what is it that we really
hope to accomplish before we die and pass it on to our loved ones who will remain behind. It's time to not only preach kindness, we must practice it ... it's
time we embraced life, and all it encompasses ... it's time to look at our differences, and stand proud ... it's time we put our fears aside and reach out to
help someone who is hurting ... it's time to stop closing our eyes to the realities that are staring at us ... to look for ways to be helpful ... to look for
ways to make a positive difference; not through "wars", but in ways that show we are our brother's keeper in Oneness.
We on the spiritual path have learned that we are Spirits Of Unconditional Love (SOULs), because that is what we were created
from. This is merely the KNOWLEDGE that we have come to re-member as we progressed beyond the veil of forgetfulness. Just as the knowledge as a child of KNOWING
that something is hot, we can truly only understand such knowledge when we EXPERIENCE it. Have you EXPERIENCED this knowledge yet? If not, isn't it time and
don't we deserve to now experience and UNDERSTAND this being who we were meant to be?
We say we should treat each other with "unconditional love". Unconditional love is to respect the differences of others ... to really listen to what the
other person is saying ... to come to understand the others beliefs. It is through our beliefs that we draw our perceptions and experiences in this life. The
challenge of life is living in a world with many different people, different traditions, different tastes, and different feelings. It is through this that we
evolve into higher and higher beings of light. As human beings in a physical world, we are separate individuals only through the EGO ... as Souls, we are ONE.
This is one of the things the spiritual path awakens us to and if we truly believe this truth, then the thought of harming another becomes absurd and self-defeating.
We must also remember that with free will comes choices and consequences, and since we cannot control the actions of others, we can look for ways to turn a bad
situation into one of those life lessons that is for the greatest good of all; that makes us all stronger within.
We call America "the home of the free and of the brave." Isn't it time for us to use our bravery to end the temporary solution of WAR and take a
stand to look for solutions that are permanent? I say it's time for us to be brave enough to practice some decent human kindness toward one another because we
all have the same need ... no matter what color our skin, what slant in our eyes, what beliefs and truths we embrace ... the need to be loved and accepted for
who we are.
If you haven't understood where I'm coming from through these words, then, let me summarize by saying it's time to understand the Laws of Cause & Effect
and Attraction ... that they are real and apply to all of us ... that there is no getting away from them ... that it's time to leave the man-made rule of
"an eye for an eye" which leaves us all blind ... time to stop responding to cruelty with more cruelty ... hate with more hate ... where everyone loses.
It's time to become the best we can be despite what's happening all around us and this means it's time to stop talking our beliefs and truths and start walking
the spiritual path of awareness. As the saying goes: "Talk is cheap!" What are you doing to make our world a better place?