"I am sure the strong, silent type would not be
expounding the virtues of being 'the quiet, strong, one."
Sent: Wed., March 13, 2013
From: Desert Spirit
To: David Ringlein
David Ringlein - I will rest in THE accepting presence.
lol......When you first came to exchange with me, you sat in the back seat of the class, throwing out one liners, the shy boy who did not want to come to the front of the class and speak his mind. I am hoping you have not regressed to this practice.
Desert Spirit - I am beginning to understand now why you abandoned our study.... lol......
David Ringlein On your website you wrote, "If it is possible that my thoughts alone cause me pain, then it is possible in correction OF my thoughts that thoughts alone will cause me peace.
interesting word alone:
alone: separate, apart, or isolated from others: Origin: 12501300; Middle English al one all (wholly) one
So your words become, "If it is possible that my thoughts alone cause me pain, then it is possible in correction OF my thoughts that thoughts al one will cause me peace.
Desert Spirit - it means ALL ONE.....You wrote, it means don't wait. Rest Now. Accept God and be accepted. God IS our true home, inviting us to remember. As we awaken IN Him we find Our Self embraced and joyful."
Get back to the undoing, and unlearning, and stop defining the Indefinable that only promotes insecurities.
David Ringlein - I'm playing my role. Gladly. You speak an abundance of words for us all.
Desert Spirit - You are Asked to speak up in the role you play..............not throw one liners from the back of the class.
David Ringlein - I play my role as Asked.
Desert Spirit - oh, ok......lol..........Regression can be helpful.....
David Ringlein - it's not regression. I am now the quiet strong one.
What we call "life" IS the undoing. Those that think they can avoid it suffer. What I shared with you is a statement of fact. I WILL rest in THE accepting presence. Then you requested "What exactly does this mean, to you?" and I answered.
Desert Spirit - oh, a statement of fact....wow.....I do not know what book you are reading but it has turned you into a marshmallow....
"it's not regression - I am now the quiet strong one."
Whatever floats your boat, or kayak, David R. Pat yourself on the back, good boy. I say this in all honesty to you...you make more noise being the quiet one than you realize, like passing silent gas.
David Ringlein - What's wrong with a marshmallow? What's wrong with passing gas?
Desert Spirit - Wrong? Interesting. Wrong???? You see something wrong? I thought you might be a lot further along by now....a foolish underestimation on my part.
David Ringlein - well, you said it yourself.... you make foolish underestimations
Desert Spirit - Wow, David R. What has happened to you, dude??? Yes, self honesty is something CoDA has not yet introduced to you?
I am now the quiet strong one.
Dude, you are more fucked up than you realize. But as you say, you Asked for it. You should go make yourself a tee shirt, with your picture on it, and place your words there. You may even be able to sell them at the next CoDA bake sale.
"well, you said it yourself.... you make foolish underestimations."
So at least here you admit, then, that you are not much further along, and that is a good beginning, David R.
I trust it will be helpful to you.
Take care, David R.
David Ringlein - Well, you are saying the equivalent of that I should not have faith that my prayers are answered. I ask earnestly for undoing/healing and healthy relationship everyday just as you David S. I actively participate in the undoing and follow the guidance I receive. Your emails are part of that and I'm grateful. We both follow/lead by example. Don't worry David, you did/do good. You just underestimate. We all do.
Desert Spirit - Dude, do not read into my words what is not there. You think there is something wrong with a marshmallow. I am sure the strong, silent type would not be expounding the virtues of being "the quiet, strong one". Go blow smoke up some else's ass, please.
If you ask for Guidance, then go review this exchange and take off the rose colored glasses. Your estimations are at best curt.
David Ringlein - Here's how I'm feeling the wind in my hair lately, although it's been cold wind.
Desert Spirit - ok good, very cool. Thanks for sharing that.