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 BOWLING BALLS

7/20/2021

Desert Spirit

 

7/14/2021 - (CNN)

      A homeowner in Michigan found an unusual surprise when renovating his porch. David Olson, 33, said he uncovered over 150 bowling balls when he demolished the concrete slab of the porch at his home in Norton Shores.

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 Sent: 7/16/2021

From: peter chisale

Subject: Greetings

      Hi David,

     I trust you are well. I am keeping on and still in the UK. There hasn’t been any movement on my asylum case and I’m still staying with my sister.

     I need a favour. Can I please have the Steps booklet to share with someone I am helping with the 12 Steps?

     I look forward to hearing from you and to furnish you with further details of my situation.

     Kind Regards,

     Peter

    Peter, wow, good to hear from you and you are still in UK. Spirit will take care of your asylum....trust all things to Spirit and make not demands. Spirit knows your situation better than you do.

      Yesterday in my study I was saying to Spirit I was in doubt about my part and my time on earth as I am looking to take care of things and they seem to be delayed, in my perception. I have been doing work for an elderly couple in the forest, clearing yard debris, pulling vines out of shrubs, cutting back small trees, cleaning up a lot of clutter. It is a jungle. The woman was sharing with me they cannot keep the place up anymore and need help. It is a work in progress.

     She also told me that her husband is sort of a hoarder, and she has not seen the floor of her garage in 20 years. She said, “When it is time, I think I will call 1-800-GET JUNK and have them come for everything!”  I shared with her I could clean out and organize the garage also.

     The next day, on my way to their home, there was truck pulling a large trailer in front of me. As I got closer to it, on the back of the trailer it said, “1-800-GET JUNK”.

     I was stunned. I thought, “Is it possible in less than 24 hours she has already decided to clean out the garage?” But when we were approaching the turn to her home, the truck and trailer kept going, indicating they were not going to her home. Still, I was speechless, that the odds of her saying this to me the day before and me seeing a truck the next day with this name on it seized my attention.

     I have been in the study section that is called THE END OF DOUBT. It is a section that emphasizes living in the present, not living by time or time ideas, explaining that EVERY INSTANT is an instant of pure newness, that contains no past, and that Spirit Creator shares IN this pure untarnished “holy instants”, if we are acute to correct perception.

     Correct perception means “having the eyes to see and the ears to hear”. It is the proof of, “God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day”. But who is aware OF this Truth when time and the external stimulation of a world of man-made rules and materiality rule our every minute of every day? Who has time, or will take the time to live One Day At A Time, much less one INSTANT at a time?

     So the truck being placed into my awareness stopped me.

     But my experience gets more interesting. On the same morning, before I headed out to this woman’s home to work, I was reading a story on CNN about a man in Michigan who found 155 bowling balls under his house. He wanted to renovate the house. I thought it was odd someone buried 155 bowling balls under this man’s house.

 MICHIGAN BOWLING BALLS PIC FROM CNN

      But what was more interesting than this is when I went to a customer’s home THE SAME DAY to clean up some of her gardens here in Florida, after removing shrubs and small bushes, right there buried in the dirt were about 16 BOWLING BALLS!!!!

 CUSTOMER BOWLING BALLS IN FLORIDA

      What are the chances of this happening? The odds of winning a lottery are greater than these two events occurring on the same day!

     So this put a swift end to my doubt, and I saw the truth of my lesson this morning in His Words:

The blessed instant (holy instant, timelessness)

reaches out to encompass time,

as God extends Himself to encompass you.”

      Spirit reached from Timelessness into time where I think I live in a body and communicated to me in symbols I could clearly see. The Creator shows me He knows my part and all I need.

     Who would say to himself, I need God to show me bowling balls in my life to prove He sees and hears everything I am experiencing in the world today”?

     Do not doubt. Live only one day at a time. Trust ALL THINGS TO Spirit. Trust Those Who are Guiding you, and all will fall into place in His Time.

      I offer you direct proof of this fact/truth today.

      Yes, of course I can send the booklets to you. You are speaking of the 12 Step Journal exercises? You want me to send them by email or do you want hard copy? And which ones do you want?

 

Sent: 7/16/2021

From: peter chisale

Hi David,

     Thanks so much for the valuable lessons you’ve given me. I have been torn between surrendering to God’s Will and hopeless resignation.

     I am particularly intrigued by the metaphor of the bowling balls and how it came to resolve your questions. I have been having very constricting dreams that seem to speak to the blocks I attract by my doubtful nature about my situation.

     I have been reminding myself to take it one day at a time. I have also been investing my time in learning the wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions through Spiritual Direction International.

     I have now received my second dose of the covid vaccine and I hope to find a nearby AA group once the physical meetings open up with the easing of the restrictions.

     Yes I was asking for the Journal exercises booklets if you have them in electronic format. I also have a giant request to make, can I have a copy of the Fourth Dimension? I will be grateful for any literature you might be able to share with me. Just in case I will send my postal address in the United Kingdom.

     Thank you again for showing me the path and deep insights to trust Spirit for everything.

     Kind Regards,

     Peter

     I will send THE FOURTH DIMENSION book and send the booklets electronically. I can also send the hard copies of the journals also, whichever ones I have in print. You are right where you are to be. 

     To the degree you give your power to the direction you think you must take, to that degree we postpone giving power to Spirit's Direction.

     Do not complicate your journey. Get up, do you study before your activities of the day begin, and ask three questions every day:

     What will You have me do? Where will You have me go? What will You have me say and to whom? Thy Will, not mine, be done.

     Then go about your day and your business, and whatever activities you are engaged in, because it is in LIVING the life we are Given through which Spirit guides us. So many people sit and "wait" for Spirit.  That is not how it should be.

     You know the birds wake me up? They are singing the joy of their life at 6:00 in the morning, when the sun is rising.

     Do you know anyone who sings to God a song of gratefulness for the day that is Given them as the sun is rising?

     I post about every month on the Wilderness Path website. So you can go there, watch videos I post and read the latest drama and whatever experiences and lessons are unfolding.

     If you forgot the link, it is:

https://www.foundationfortruelearning.org/

     Here is my latest post:

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HELP SOMEONE

https://www.foundationfortruelearning.org/762021.htm

     Here is a post I made for my sister:

THE TRAIN TO TRUE FREEDOM

https://www.foundationfortruelearning.org/722021.htm

     Here is a music video I made of my beautiful wife Anya. Listen with headphones if you have them, or just turn on your speakers:

LAST WORTHLESS EVENING

https://www.foundationfortruelearning.org/742021video.htm

     Enjoy your life, all the joy and struggle. It is all designed for you to shape and mold you into the unique spiritual being that you are, as God created you.

     You are my brother is spirit, and it is a blessing to hear from you.

 

Sent: 7/19/2021

From: peter chisale

     Hi David,

     Thank you so much the email and generosity. I really appreciate and I don’t take it for granted. You can send both the electronic and booklets if possible.

     You have unpacked for me what I needed the most. I will make constant use of the posting on the website. I very much needed a reminder of the morning quest to Spirit for my morning study and meditation.

     I feel light and positive waking up and reminding myself how much Spirit is in control of everything. I heard the bird’s chirping differently today as I was reminded of Gratitude for a new day. Thank You.

     Kind Regards,

     Peter

      Peter,

     Sending your package today. I will send journals by email also today. Take care and be safe,

 

Sent: 7/20/2021

From: peter chisale

Subject: Steps

     Hi David,

     Thank you so much. I really appreciate.

      Kind Regards,

      Peter

 

Sent: 7/20/2021

From: peter chisale

Subject: Re: Steps

     Hi David,

      I shared my steps journey with a good friend I met through a men’s group last year. His name is Paul F. He is very interested in your help with the steps if you’re in a position to assist at the moment. Thank you for your assistance.

     Kind Regards,

     Peter

     Yes, is he attending meetings? How long has he been in AA? Does he have any of the AA literature? Did he ask you to sponsor him? You have been through many experiences from which he may benefit.

 

Sent: 7/20/2021

From: peter chisale

Subject: Re: Steps

     Hi David,

     Thank you for your email. Paul is not an alcoholic but he is interested in the 12 Step program. I can still help him with the steps from my own experiences if you are currently unavailable. Thank You.

     Kind Regards,

     Peter

     I see.

     Yes, by all means be available for him. But I would extend my own Self discovery to him also. Well, of course the 12 Steps can be used by anyone who wish to enter into a serious study of his/her own inner journey. He can share with me if he feels comfortable doing so.

     As you know, I am a very serious person, and I can offer my own experiences with the inner journey. Do you perceive he is up to the work?

     Thank you for your reply. I have known Paul for most of the time I have been here in the UK and he is serious about the work.

     He is 57 years old and he retired from a senior career in finance. Away from his professional achievements I have connected well with him because he takes his inner work seriously. He is divorced with three grown up daughters. I will give him your email address so that he can contact you tomorrow morning.  

     Kind Regards,
     Peter

     If he is going to use the Step journals, just be sure he follows the suggestions of one journal page per day.

     I also sent you 10 pocket sized PRAYERS OF THE TWELVE STEPS booklets. I wrote the booklet in 1995. You can give them out to those who are in the program whom you feel may be interested in the booklet.

     Hi David,
     Noted with thanks.

     Kind Regards,
     Peter

 

     Hi Peter,

     Regarding your friend Paul you wrote, "Away from his professional achievements I have connected well with him..."
 
     So can you tell me how this evolved? How did your paths cross? Did you attend the University with which he is associated?
 
"He is very interested in your help with the steps..."
 
     What percipitated a discussion that motivated him to become very interested in the Steps, specifically from my perception of the Steps?
 
     And why would he wish to reach out to me? Based on your description, I perceive he is an educated and successful individual in his worldly endeavors. An individual of his calibur certainly could find someone in his own social field of contacts with whom he could connect.
 
     I would like to know a little bit more about Paul and how your relationship came about if you would be willing to share those details.

      Peter,

     On 7/16 you wrote, "I have been having very constricting dreams that seem to speak to the blocks I attract by my doubtful nature about my situation."

     I would like to hear about these dreams, Peter.