Normally a shop, travel, recipe and fun blog by Gwyneth Paltrow- Today she gives a little of herself in support of human acceptance and human growth. In this case homosexuality. And regarding the Bible no less.
It really doesn’t need to be a heavy subject – it’s pretty simple actually. So thanks for posting GP and getting me to think about this for a moment, once again.
Here’s my reply:
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I would just like to add that I interpret when Jesus speaks of “ I am the way” or “let me show you the way” and of the “Father”, that HE himself is saying “watch me” I am the Father and son and spirit in one, in this human form. Just as YOU are and have the potential to be here in this present life. The “way” is within us, not outside of us… When we see this we have found truth, found ourselves, found how to heal ourselves and the world… The Father is that all-encompassing LOVE that we came from and are part of, all of us, each one of us, connected by and through the “Father”. When you know this you are “saved” because you will become this grace and compassion and ultimately what Jesus and every other sacred evolved soul through time and history have been trying to show: LOVE. There is no room logically or scientifically and especially not spiritually for anything to exist that resembles judgment, within LOVE. Who are you to judge anyone but yourself. And furthermore, what you see in others is in yourself somewhere whether it be fear or unworthiness or lack of trust or love. So, heal yourself and heal the world. Don’t worry about others choices and avoid looking at your own. Care about your own spirit. You chose this life as a gift to learn, don’t waste it hating yourself deep down inside when you are truly worthy of the love you desire. Strive to “be who God meant you to be ( to me this is LOVE ) and you will set the world on fire.” – Saint Catherine of Sienna. 🙂
Namaste. (I bow to the god within you:)
Russell Simmons has a book out now on the top sellers lists called Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All. Meaning we all have abundance. He said, We, all of us, need nothing. That when you ‘know’ this you are the ultimate giver (and thus receiver). That is what this “having-ness” is about.
The View compared him to Buddhists and mentioned the Dali Lama because Russell said it’s about compassion and smiling and ‘laughter’… Very interesting to me. It’s exactly Michael Tamura’s (and many others’) philosophy. Check out his book: YOU Are The ANSWER. www.michaeltamura.com
The worldly connections are getting closer 🙂
Jay Z said recently, I think to Oprah “The worst thing you can do is be successful as someone else. I want to be successful as myself.” This again is about his true self, his soul that is bigger than his stories here and there, than his ego, than his fears. I love that Jay Z and Russell are sharing this. True givers and receivers in action. Of what that giving/receiving truly is. And directly in the midst of pop culture. That ‘compassion’, that ‘grace’ that we talk about or maybe you hear about and wonder, or you’ve felt in moments and remember, but weren’t sure how to hold it.
It’s not about holding, because as my teacher said yesterday, when you hold something it is because you don’t have it. When you learn to let go or ‘allow’ it, you see it remains within you and is part of you. You ARE that Grace. You ARE that Compassion. WE all are. Why do we resist exactly what we think we want then. Well, that’s a longer conversation, if you want to THINK about it… or you could just meditate and KNOW it :-). But basically, it’s not our fault. It’s part of our experience here on earth and in our human bodies. The great thing is, we can get back to who we truly are any moment we decide to do so. I believe that’s exactly what we are all here doing together in this world. Some faster than others, some not in this life but in the next. Whatever. We are all on this healing journey together regardless of our limiting ‘ideas’ of our world, of time and space and of right and wrong…
Rumi said: “Out beyond ideas of Wrongdoing and Rightdoing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, and even the phrase ‘eachother’ doesn’t make any sense.”
Even in 532ish A.D. we were on this path. 🙂