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The healing place

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I think I’d kinda like it here.  I’d write a story and my imagination would soar.

What if  this story really did happen, that it wasn’t just a novel, that the scriptures mean what they say and say what they mean about what will happen when the world is ripe in iniquity, when the world is as it was in the days of Noah.  All we’re waiting for seems to be legalizing and popularizing same sex marriage, to totally make a mockery of the family unit…..when corruption, secret combinations, begin to implode….oh they’re doing that right now….when all secrets will be revealed on the housetops….seems that is happening too….and all we need to prepare is our year supply of food and necessities, which will be just as important as building the ark was in Noah’s day. Today is the day to prepare to meet God. There is no time to bask in the sunshine or rest in front of the tv. This is a preparing time like no other has been. God is giving us ample time to prepare. The warnings are coming loud and clear, to those who are listening. Be motivated.

I’ll file this under wheels, the wheel labeled motivation.

My healing place is my teepee.   My healing place is my temple The words are almost similar. My healing is the wheels on my wagon. Exercise and nutrition, social support and love, I can change if I think I can change, and motivation and organization. Four self-propelling titles that have healing in their wings. all that’s lacking is social support.

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Being a Canadian, who once lived in United States, I grew to love certain things about the USA. I loved standing at attention every morning and reciting the pledge of allegiance in High School. I loved the swelling feelings of true patriotism as we sang the songs of liberty at patriotic events, like at Disneyland.

Canada is a wonderful little country. Big land with most of the population hugging close to the 49th parallel. Here we don’t get all patriotic like they do south of the border. They think they are the best country in the world. Maybe we think we’re the worst. Canada has always been at odds with the French. The French are a little Democracy in the middle of a struggling Republic. The Federal Government has always tried to inch its way into our Provincial pockets, stealing from us and trying to give to the welfare state in the east. However, Canada has not allowed herself to be taken over by such corruption as is going on in the USA right now. Shame on you United States. Perhaps you should take a lesson from us. It is not good to be too proud, or arrogant. If you are a true republic you should feel modest and grateful; be protective and pro-active of your liberties, and hold them close and dear.
Some quotes I like:
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. – Thomas Jefferson

“Democracy is the road to Socialism.”- Karl Marx

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” – H.L. Mencken  More Quotes
It is long past time for the masses to educate themselves on government. While we sit by not paying attention our treasury is being robbed, and our country destroyed, for where America goes, Canada follows.

There is no use in fighting unless we have quality replacement options. It is not enough to just be mad, we must also be wise, and turning inward is the beginning of wisdom. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the holy is understanding”.
Or, Confuscious put it best in his classic essay, “The Great Learning”:

The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the
world, first ordered well their own States.
古之欲明明德於天下者,先治其國
Wishing to order well their States, they first regulated their families.
欲治其國者,先齊其家
Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons.
欲齊其家者,先修其身
Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts.
欲修其身者,先正其心
Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts.
欲正其心者,先誠其意
Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost of their knowledge.
欲誠其意者,先致其知
Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.
致知在格物
Things being investigated, knowledge became complete.
物格而後知至
Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere.
知至而後意誠
Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified.
意誠而後心正
Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated.
心正而後身修
Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated.
身修而後家齊
Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed.
家齊而後國治
Their States being rightly governed, the entire world was at peace.
國治而後天下平
From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must
consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything besides. (…)
自天子以至於庶人,壹是皆以修身為本 (…)

Not only does turning inward lead to wisdom, but it also leads to power. This is the core message of the Cause of Liberty. Fixing ourselves as individuals is what fixes the world.

“The most influential leaders from Jesus Christ to Gandhi, have taken this approach. They seem to have done a pretty good job of improving the world.” If our education was deep and broad enough we wouldn’t have to ask fruitless questions. We would rather be prepared with the answers.

Where should I file this, and will it fit somewhere on my personal covered wagon that I travel through life in? I’ll add this to my wheels.
WHEELS:
This is not about God; it is about me. God in me allows me to think for myself, plan, and carry out the plan. What do I need to keep myself moving? Label your wheels with four self-propelling titles that cover your general well-being. These are mine. I need:

Focus: Motivation & Organization (for education)

Belief: If I think I can change I can change (for education)

Love: Love and Social Support (for education)

Health: Nutrition, Rest, Exercise (for education)

Everyone travels through life in a covered wagon and lives in a tee-pee.  They just don’t know it.

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What a great post today on American Thinker.  This really hits the nail on the head.

The westward-bound Conestoga wagons of the 19th century are an emblem of America’s expansion. They also offer a useful analogy for our current situation.

 Why is that?  In order for the pioneer family to successfully cross the Kansas prairie, they had to leave the family heirlooms, trunks, pianos and chest behind.  Space had to be opened up for food and supplies for the family but the item that was most essential was grain for the teams that pulled the wagon. Care of the team, whether they were oxen, mules or horses was the most important factor. Without them, the wagon and the family were lost.  If the team failed, the family was stranded on the prairie and they faced starvation and death.  The pioneer also had to take great care of the wagon, a broken wheel or cracked axle meant disaster. Contrary to the movie depictions, the family walked beside the wagon. The women, children and pets walked. The only people who were allowed to ride were the sick and the injured. As soon as they got better, they had to get off and walk. Why? They couldn’t afford to burden the team with the extra weight. The survival and fitness of the team equaled success and survival.

These pioneers also had to count on themselves for protection.  They faced many dangers and had no one to protect them from wild animals, Indians and thieves.  As a result, they were heavily armed.  Firearms were tools just like the axe and the shovel.  They didn’t have the government to defend them, feed them or house them.  Most of them survived and prospered. The ones who refused to drop the piano off at the river crossing and insisted on taking the extra baggage with them at the expense of food for the team usually failed.  The team died or the wagon broke down and they were left in the middle of the prairie to face the winter with no food or shelter.  There were no anti-gun advocates on the wagon trail either. Guns were their  best friends.

Now look at the country a mere one hundred and fifty years later.  We are in the middle of the prairie.  The team pulling the wagon (the tax payer) has been pulling hard for years and they are getting tired.  The wagon (the government) is loaded down to the railings. It is full and can’t hold any more.  The axles are buckling under the strain and the spokes of the wheels are failing.  There are some people riding the wagon that need to be there.  They are the old, the sick and the unfortunate (social security, Medicare and temporarily unemployed).  Unfortunately for the team, there are far too many who are on the wagon that shouldn’t be there.   They have been on the wagon for generations and never plan to get off.

When the team dies, they will sit with the wagon until it rots and someone comes to save them. If a savior never shows up, they will die in place feeling sorry for themselves until their last breath.

So here we are in 2009. The team is faltering under the strain and it looks like they can’t pull the wagon much further.  There isn’t much more they can give.  The wagon is maxed out. The people on the wagon refuse to get off, in fact they demand more even when their doom is staring them in the face.  The snow clouds are gathering and it looks bleak.

At least settlers in wagon trains were sometimes saved by the cavalry.  Our so called leaders just arrived on the scene and put a 100 ton mill stone (stimulus package) in the wagon. 

We are stuck here for the next two winters. 

No one knows what the future will bring, but I found a key to getting our wagon over that treacherous gulf.   See if you can visualize your covered wagon going over safely.  secret

Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God….. lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked—

This idea I file under the whole   wheel

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