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PART VIII

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"Like this dark screen background is your mind,

upon which the pure thoughts are placed.

Many will see them. Most will not.

Then, if your mind IS darkness,

but so are your words,

no one will hear your silent screams,

except those who reside there with you."

Desert Spirit

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"It is written that sickness is a defense against the truth.

Then, the ' truth ' you think you speak is the sickness you defend."

 

Desert Spiri

 

 

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"You cannot love what is outside you

BECAUSE it is outside you."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"You say you ' know ' love.

You say you ' know ' peace.

You say you ' know ' happiness.

You say you ' know ' God.

 

You place me on a pedestal.

You make me your leader.

Your star.

Your teacher.

 

And then you shove me off the pedestal

upon which YOU have placed me

when I fail to do your bidding.

 

Does this not prove

you do not KNOW what is best for you?"

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"Why are you here?

 

What do you want FROM me?

 

What do you want FOR me?"

 

Desert Spirit

 

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PART IX

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"If you think you are not welcomed here,

it is because in actuality

you do not wish to BE here."

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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"You can please some of the people some of the time.

But who would be foolish enough to even try?"

 

Desert Spirit

 

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" To please oneself is a monumental task.

To please others is impossible."


Desert Spirit

 

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"Words I use in examination OF myself are kind to me,

 but seem unkind to others,

who can not or will not hear them truly."

Desert Spirit

 

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"I will not try to please others as a means of pleasing myself.

 

Nor will I condemn myself for not pleasing others."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"It is my experiences with You

that make these Insights possible."

 

It is my experiences with you,

that make these Insights possible."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"The delusional think you are someone you are not.

 

The sane know who they are,

and need not your definition OF them."

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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"Speaking truth is revealing the truth of one’s own inner madness,

and being willing to expose the insanity of a mind

that thinks it can save itself from its own self-imposed madness."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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" ' Speaking truth ' is not spreading lies and gossip

 and retaining the poisoned mind of discontent.

 

 ' Speaking truth ' is another defense

to keep from hearing it."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"You cannot escape the need for self-examination,

but are free to delay it."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"Do not USE ANOTHER'S WORDS to ' teach them '

what they have already discovered within themselves."

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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What a being has realized, in their OWN experiences, 

 IS their words.

 

That you copy and paste and attempt to ' teach '

them reveals you have none of your own to impart."

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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They scream for help as the quicksand sucks them down,

down further,

to the point of suffocation.

 

And their muffled cries are barely audible to me.

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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"The self-corrected are those who have never been in recovery.

 

They say, ' I do not smoke pot anymore, 'or

I am not an addict '.

 

They USE the DIRECT EXPERIENCES OF OTHERS

for their own personal end.

 

They have never had the direct experience themselves.

 

To those I say,

' Go to a 12 Step recovery group and begin the process of self-examination,

and leave the so-called 'spiritual pursiuts' alone'."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"They say, ' He cannot meet we where I am '.

Yet they think they can bring the Spirit World to THEIR level,

rather than rising TO the Spirit Level.

 

They are the alcoholics who still sit in the bar,

calling to the sober one, to come to the bar

so they the drunks can give their dissertation on how to live sober.

 

And these drunks will not hear sobriety

UNTIL they leave the bar and enter the rooms of recovery.

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“We can ' focus on blessings ' until we are drunk with ' blessings '.

 

 But that does nothing for the deep wounds that remain hidden, and unaddressed.

 

We need to focus on the blocks to the awareness to Love’s presence.

 

To ‘ focus on blessings ’ is to whitewash a sick mind.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"To follow no one is to expect nothing from anyone.

 In that one can love everyone."

 

Desert Spirit

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"I cannot be brilliant to those who are dull."

Desert Spirit

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“A mind that thinks external changes will change its thinking

is not seeing the foolishness of that.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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 “How can you learn about or from another

when you hardly know who YOU are?”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“If you wear rose colored sunglasses,

everything will appear rosy to you.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“Inner correction will transform one’s thinking and one’s world,

but the world will not transform one’s thinking.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“To expand on another’s thinking is to offer the

same opportunity TO another.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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“If we determine what we think is best for us,

but never rise above this need to find another elixir for our misery,

perhaps we DO NOT KNOW what is best for us?”

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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“There could actually be others who DO have wisdom to impart,

and who would make on you what is perceived to be

demands on your thinking in the sharing of their experiences.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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“There is no ‘ metaphysical study ‘ to share.

There is only one’s experiences with inner correction

that may be beneficial to another who has not yet

perceived the way”

 

Desert Spirit

 

 

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“I think we demonize anything that we

cannot discipline ourselves to practice or apply.”

 

Desert Spirit

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“We cannot ' teach ', in terms of  ' I know and you do not ' anyone,

but we can be a demonstration of our own inner experiences

that become teaching aids FOR others.”

 

Desert Spirit

                                                                                                                                               

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“Today your efforts can END

what your efforts have manifested for you.”

 

 Desert Spirit

 

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“That we INTERPRET things does not mean they are practical.

It means our interpretations are impractical.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“Have you ever tried NOT joining something,

and worked through your misery of being a joiner?”

 

 Desert Spirit

 

 

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PART X

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“In the final analysis, when Asked,

"What was your contribution?"

 each can reply as to what was beneficial to

HIS OR HER OWN transformation.

 

Your inner changes will affect the whole,

just as no inner change will.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“Those who fear are more dangerous

than the object of their fear.”

 

Desert Spirit

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“Pacifiers are conveniences

used to convince the mind

it has escaped a self-imposed dilemma.”

 

Desert Spirit

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"Conveniences are evidenced by a lazy mind.

 

A lazy mind always evades into what is convenient,

 

thereby avoiding the need for serious inquiry."

 

Desert Spirit

                                                                                                           

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“To discriminate is to differentiate between

the personal and the universal.”

 

 Desert Spirit

 

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“Corridors lead to the arena.

 

Do not become lost in, or stuck by them.”

 

Desert Spirit

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It takes a great deal of time to come

to self-honesty.

 

Spiritual Work is very slow, persistent.

Do not attempt to medicate it with 'feel good, warm and fuzzy' pacifiers

designed to quick-fix your misery.

 

You only disrespect yourself in doing so.

 

Desert Spirit

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"If you are 'running TO,'

find out what you are running FROM.

 

Then, discover what motivates you to run at all."

 

Desert Spirit

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"Because you repeat other's words

does not necessarily mean you are

living the truth of them.

 

Speaking truth is not insulting others or gossiping about others.

 

It is speaking what is true about the error within your own mind.

 

This will assure you will not be caught in the trap of

thinking speaking truth is insulting others,

gossiping about others, name-calling others."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"A 'searching and fearless moral inventory'

must go on for a lifetime.

 

It is not something one can 'do'."

 

Desert Spirit

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"Implications are not assumptions,

but rather Revelations."

 

Desert Spirit

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“It is essential to see WHY WE manifest 'teachers' who we demonize,

and not exchange one for another we think has a 'better' answer.

 

Often, the one who tells us what we want to hear

is labeled the 'good' teacher,

and one who irritates us the 'bad' teacher.

 

Any conflict raised by our contact with another

must be a prompting for us to look at OUR conflict.

 

Wise teachers will never make one dependent on him/ her

but will push us away to find our own Integrity,

teaching through direct experience.”

 

Desert Spirit

 

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“One’s physical existence is

a metaphor for one’s spiritual life.

 

What is experienced in a physical plane

Is what one lives on a spiritual plane.

 

To know what the spirit is living,

look at the physical life one is experiencing.

 

This will point to the recognition of the Spirit I Am.”

 

Desert Spirit

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"Respect for the Elders, is missing in this world,

 in many who wish to be 'independent'.

 

This desire for self-dependency APPEARS to be 

of those who are living some kind of

independent life, but really it is a result of

defiance to and arrogance towards the elder.

 

So I do not see how any being can come to discover

his or her Life's Work on this plane

as long as one idolizes oneself, or others,

and not come to Respect the Elders.

 

Desert Spirit

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"An existence built on a personal idea of love
cannot know Its Reality, nor can it love.
 
It would be essential, then, to undo one's personal idea
of what the personal mind thinks Love is.
 
For that IS the Action of Love."
 
Desert Spirit
 
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“There is a wide range of disfunctionality in the human race.

Think not for one instant you are not contributing to it."

 

Desert Spirit

 

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"We feel bad when we need to speak how we honestly

feel about someone TO them, thinking,

If I say this to him/her it will hurt his/herfeelings '.

 

Yet we feel good when we are speaking ABOUT THEM

to someone else, thinking,

' What he/she does not know will not hurt him/her '.

 

And so gossip is the god of communication

on this plane that we value and diligently practice."

 

Desert Spirit