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We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Teilhard de Chardin

Essence of Existence

As we become more and more accustomed to knowing ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience, I am noticing how that process is without drama or even what we would typically call importance.

Our ability (our choice really) to know ourselves as multidimensional beings has a way of disconnecting our attraction to the games we play that we might call caring, insisting, demanding, standing up for …  that kind of thing.

We then notice that we are connected to much more than the usual third dimensional noise that seemed so important a few seconds before.  We notice peacefulness and a non-polarized place of balance.

From this place, we can experience how a choice is possible, how we can choose to experience the attraction of drama or not.  There is no sense of shame or a sense of having to meet some expectation guided by a pattern of behavior we adopted before we knew what a pattern was.  Or one we brought with us into the current incarnation.

As this way of knowing ourselves becomes more the norm, less the momentary thing, we create a world that is a peaceful, loving one.

There is no club to join.  No website to make a favorite of.  No newsletter to subscribe to.  It all happens one person at a time.

It can be no other way.  Our decision to be peace allows us to experience peace.  If we do not decide for peace, we can only experience ourselves in a world without peace.  And that will be the world we see.

Breathe in the peace of the plants, the fresh air, a pleasant thought, the unconditional love of a pet.  And see and experience a changed world – your world.  Breathe it in consciously.  We each have one world in which to live and we are able shape it as we wish.  We each create our world.

The essence of our existence is the world we create for ourselves one person at a time.

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Lee Harris’s June Energy Forecast!

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Rituals of pain and fear – no more!

Here in Hamburg, Germany outside my partner’s flat I watched a little ceremony complete with live music and dancing. It appeared that a young boy (about age 6) was the center of attention. My partner believes the group was Turkish and they were celebrating a circumcision.

A man was playing a zurna and another guy was playing a davul – so they had a reed instrument and a drum. In Turkey, that’s enough I take it. And indeed it was! They had plenty of sound and celebration.

The whole family had turned out in brightly colored clothes to watch the guest of honor turn and dance for everyone present. They marched to the building next door and back.

I thought it appropriate to honor the event of his joining his brothers, dad, uncles, etc. as a now slightly less physically complete human, albeit a step higher on the growing up ladder. I was glad to see the support the whole family was putting forth, the happiness of the young boy, the joy of the older women seeing the young lad’s happiness.

I researched a bit the concept of the coming of age ritual. It seems there are good effects – seeing oneself as more grown up, more responsible, one who will be treated a bit differently now by the older ones; that all seems good.

I don’t see why the pain and blood-letting is needed today, however. As is often the case with cultural norms, if we simply ask why enough times, we begin to feel pretty stumped on clear reasons. So with circumcision or other rite of passage blood-letting traditions, why is this continuing these days?

I watched some ceremonies on the web. One in particular showed circumcision being done on a large-scale at an outdoor setting. It seemed very clean, calm and professional, sanitary. The families had all gathered together for each of the young men.

The camera person and editor presented a balanced view, I thought. Among those being cut, I was glad the film showed stoic young men as well as terrified weeping ones, and also their faces before and after.

I suppose it’s safe to say that likely all men present at the ceremony were themselves circumcised. And I’ll bet none of them liked it when they were cut, even though their attitudes on the film seemed gleeful and supportive of the event.

It seems such a weak argument to allow inertia (we’ve always done it this way, everyone does it, you don’t want to be different and risk being made fun of) to rule the day, every day, worldwide, year after year.

I see nothing wrong with asking the young boy and allowing “no” to be an appropriate response. I mean after all, that’s pretty personal stuff!

A ritual about growing up that offers recognition, honor, support, love – yes.  One with blood, torture, cutting, pain, fear – no.

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Matthew Ward – Light’s Progress – 6/4/2012

Matthew Ward – Light’s Progress – 6/4/2012.

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yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes. yes.

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