About louisdp12

Instructor, artist and seeker of peace.

FACEBOOK POLITICS

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Meditation Tour(Virginia Beach)

Why do people insist on sending out political information via facebook? Do they really thing that it will in anyway change my opinion on a person or issue. I find it to be insulting that anyone would sent me unverified false information and expect me to believe it is fact. If you are going to share something be sure you have your facts straight. Take the time to research it, is it bias information, does it really mean anything to you or are you forwarding someone else’s agenda. With the election coming up I have received numerous shares that have nothing to do with reality. Obama is an American citizen; he is not Muslim and is not trying to destroy America. He was elected by this country to represent America. As any other president, he is probably doing the best he can. Get real. If you are going to continue to send me lies and stupid assertions that offend my sensibility do not get upset if I call you on your stuff. Do not sent out anything if you do not except a response.

I consider myself a conservative Democrat or a liberal Republican depending on the issue. I believe this country has enough money to educate all our children for as long as they wish to stay in school. I also believe we should be able provide adequate health care to everyone. We have the means. As for Abortion my opinion does not count because I am not a woman. The American Dream has changed. It is not the same one I grew up with. I am over it. We need to try and get this country back together. As a whole there is nothing Americans cannot accomplish. Divide we will continue to flounder. I feel this country was founded on Consensus, Compromise and Compassion, but then again I could be wrong. PEACE

Prayer II

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The other misleading thought about prayer is that you have to be worthy in order for your prayer to be answered. As if there is a judge somewhere hearing your prayer and deciding you deserve to have your prayer answered. Have you sacrificed or offered enough tithing to have your prayers fufilled? It goes on to say that if your prayers are not answered you are not worthy. 

How can we even think or suggest that our Higher Power would behave in such a manner? That is childish believes that needs to change. 

Prayer to me is a part of a process in which you allow the universe to know your intent. Praying to know your higher powers intent for you is even more powerful. Communicating with the universe and manifesting your desires is as normal as  breathing.  You do not have to thing about breathing nor do you have to think about manifesting what is. We just have to accept what is and to rest just happens. Most of us have a relationship with prayer so we know it works. All I am saying is try and be more aware at what your praying for. PEACE

Prayer I

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Hi friends, it has been a while since my last blog. I am not sure why that is, but I have decided to start  a new discussion on prayer, Not the religious kind but more as a process for connecting with your higher power. However you define it.

First I would like to say what I thing prayer is not.

For one thing, the word prayer has the feeling of one entity making a request of another, as if a little guy is asking a big guy sor something, like a peasent begging a king for a crust of bread. This common assumption-hat we’re weak and helpless children in Big Daddy’s house_ infects many peoples thinking and is very symptomatic of Human Childhood. Spiritual Warfare  by Jed MeKenna

The first step is to realize that we are not children anymore and that the weakness we feel  is coming from our mind. If we change our thoughts we can change this feeling. I have preformed fox hole prayers and they seemed to have worked, however i never really felt that was the way to communicate with my higher power. This feeling of being just a small part of the whole picture has to include the fact that without your part there is no whole picture. Like the ocean is really just a bunch of water drops. And that if all the drops were removed where would the ocean be.

Prayer is not about wishing things were different, but merging with the way things are.

Next time we will continue with another misleading thought about the word prayer. PEACE

Sweet Virginia

It,s Wednesday on week three. A heat wave hit the Suffolk area and my friends air died. It was 90 in the house. Fortunately they had two systems and the second one kept half the house cool.
I finally got a chance to visit Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. on Virginia Beach, saw the meditation room and garden. Very serene.
Saturday was spent preparing for the old gang from H.S. who were coming over for dinner at Steve & Lynne’s. It was a lot of fun remembering the old times in H.S.. We realized that the old photo club was in the house.
Sunday, brought me to Raliegh and a visit with Chuck &Family. Beautiful home and a very laid back time was had. The weather finally broke and it cooled down so we had perfect weather. I visited the museum of art and City Market.
I am currently in Greensboro N.C. Waiting for the midnight train to Georgia, literally. I think this trip so far has help me see how important staying in touch with friends and family can be. I will try to include some pictures on this blog. Peace.

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Patchoque L.I.

I finally made it to my cousin Steven’s home in Patchoque Long Island. Now I know why they called it Long Island, god it took for ever once you leave the city. But it is worth it, what gorgeous country. Today my cousin Steven took me around the island up to the Hampton’s through Fire Island. The weather has been very kind to me, cool in the evenings and nice during the day.
I find it funny that after buying Long Island from the Indians they decided to call most of the towns after them. Kind of a reminder of the deal of the century.
When I arrived on Sunday we went over to Steven’s sons home next door for a Fathers Day-birthday party with Stevens in-laws. Great food and friendship with his Italian relatives. Next stop Virginia to stay with the Niece’s. Peace

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Peaks Island to Boston

I have had a wonderful and laid back experience in Maine. Day three was spent shooting a short film for Tripfilms which I will edit when I get home. In the evening we ferried into town to listen to some folk music. The band were friends of Helen and Everett and they sounded great. A bunch of gentlemen jamming with banjos, guitars and stand up bass.
Day four was rainy and cold, I stayed in my PJs till 7 p.m. Had not done that in years.
Day five I walked the island and enjoyed the scenery, watched game two of the NBA finals and loved the win.
On day six we traveled to near by Freemount to see the LL Bean store. Spent five hours checking everything out. It is huge, with a lot of history. The whole town is like an outlet center. Bought a few shirts and ate a Maine blueberry sauce, On some wings that were to die for.
Day seven we traveled around on bikes and watched the weekenders coming in for several weddings. Ended the evening steaming some lobsters and riding ours bikes to try out the peppermint ice cream. The season on Peak begins. peace

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Peaks Island day 2

Day two was real long. Some dam crows woke me at 6:a.m.. Took a long walk around some of the island then returned for coffee and oatmeal. Oatmeal is great when your on the road. Went into Portland and walked around downtown, not much to see. Ended up watching Men in Black 3. Dinner was clam chowder. Real good and full of clams. It was a long cold day but a nice change from Miami. Booked the train for the rest of my trip. A lot of early morning schedules. Will try and sleep in tomorrow. Peace.

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