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Jed McKenna

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Jed Rant: Is Jed getting a little soft in the heart.
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:08:07 pm »
Dear Members and Lurkers:

I have already written on this subject, but here I go again.

I constantly give to beggars here. Not huge amounts as I think spreading it around is better than a large sum to any one person. They are unbelievably grateful and gracious. Giving me blessings and thank yous that would melt an iceberg.

A strange thing sometimes happens. When I find someone who is particularly gracious and beautiful (young, old, male, female have nothing to do with the beauty I speak of, it's all in the eyes and their expressions of gratitude), I give some money and when I turn to walk away I feel this strange compulsion to turn around and give some more.

Sometimes I have turned back twice or even three times. Compelled by their eyes and graciousness I reach into my right pocket when I keep the local currency, grab my wad for the day and hand it all to them. Sometimes a little voice in my head says ''Crap... I give up'' as I am overcome by their gratitude. There is no money, no beggar and not me...but I still needs something to play with.

I didn't really learn this lesson, I was taught it by a legless beggar in Indonesia, tens of years ago. His motive capabilities where limited to pushing himself around on an 2 feet by 2 feet piece of plywood on four casters. Something like what you might move your fridge with. His smile is still fresh in my mind after forty years. And the strangest thing was most of his teeth where gold. I wonder where he got the money for them...  ??? ??? ??? He radiated and it was not just the sun reflecting off his teeth, but that probably contributed.

There is a lesson here for you too ... what is it? Not about T/R, but about a better dream while you still appear in the dream of humanness. When you reach T/R (and you will one way or the other) I won't matter if you give or not, but you will probably give a great deal.

Love ya, Jed.

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Mr Important

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Ah.. i see. You're addicted to gratitude. Well.. i have this method to get rid if it.. but it wil cost you some money  ;D

mariam

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Ah.. i see. You're addicted to gratitude. Well.. i have this method to get rid if it.. but it wil cost you some money  ;D

addicted to gratitude? that's one way of looking at it...

or

maybe just open to experiencing the happiest of dreams?


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 ;D ;) ;)

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So it turned out I returned to Belarus without money. Friends and relatives helped me. I didn’t ask for anything. They took the initiative themselves. Money, products. Someone invited me to visit, and "coincidentally" at this time they had dinner. I dined in a warm friendly company.
I was very touched. They tried to help me in this way that I didn't feel that I owed them.
Now I already have an influx of money. Difficult time behind. But I can't call it difficult. It was a happy time.

I understand you, Jed. I also have such impulses when there is an opportunity.
Maybe I'm too frivolous about money and things. But is there anything here that belongs to me?

Is this a lesson? I call it compassion. Great thing! And where else can we experiense it?

Jed, once you said you are a bit obsessed with the truth.
I guess I'm obsessed with the Earth.
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Jed McKenna

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Thanks for sharing....

Love ya, Jed.

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There is a lesson here for you too ... what is it? Not about T/R, but about a better dream while you still appear in the dream of humanness.

Accept whatever is happening, surend and feel gratitude for life and living no matter how "bad" it could be. Then life itself will take care of you... and bring you even golden teeth.  ;) ;D

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Thank you Lili...

Love ya, Jed.

sixohs

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Without going into too much mental ****,

I have nothing to complain about. Typing from my mac book pro, in my A/C, in the city of Miami, FL.

Yet, I still want more.

What I have is not enough.

Not enough unti I get to the top.

Yet, in other countries, thousands upon thousands are suffering less than humane conditions.

Just trying to get to the next bite to eat.

In my context, they are the back burner problem that I can do nothing about.

Its not their fault that they are screwed. The circumstances made it so.

Not fair.



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What top????  If everything is an illusion and there is no top, then what are you trying to accomplish? Better yet, who is the one trying to get to the top?

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Lets get real here.

yes everything is illusory.

But wealth is still a very important part of this illusory world.

Mainly because of the freedom it provides.


i may or may not be real, the world may be a figment of my imagination.  who cares.

Waking up to 100 grand in your bank account, will make the illusory world much more entertaining.

Why kill the dream? Its the whole point of everything.




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If you have created a dream in which money is of great importance and provides you the freedom you desire, then awesome.  Maybe by letting go of the attachment to money and what it is and provides.....more will just come to you.  Trust me, I have gone round the bush with this one many times.  Just noticing that the more I let go of my attachment to
 and the "realness" of money;  that money is of little concern now and that it is always there.

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I have noticed this recently. I lost my job 2 weeks ago. I realize that if I keep working for paychecks...Ill always get paychecks.
Ive decided, to forget trying to get another job.
If it comes down to it, ill live out of my car, and work minimally to cover my expense, so that I can live.
Money should be a thing I use to live....not something I live to make.

Somehow, money has been popping up.
I will explore this a little more.

Any tips?


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Just trust and let go.... especially when its most uncomfortable.  And then do it again
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i have no choice in the matter. i can only give to my Self.