There is still a significant need for support with only three days to go. Your help is invited to cover the balance of $3,200 which is due on the 20th of September.
September 17th, 2014
DO NOT BE CONCERNED!
We recently upgraded our credit card processing procedures in order to make your online contributions even more secure. If you are advised that your contribution is “under review,” it simply means that some part of the information you provided was not recognized by the system and it has been set aside for Paul to review and approve manually in order to insure that it is being legitimately charged on your card.
Also, when you enter the amount,
do not place a dollar sign ($) in the box.
Doing so will interfere with the
completion of the transaction.
Contributions can also be made through PayPal
and should be directed to
PayPal is set up to deposit these contributions
directly into the Foundation’s account.
If you have any reluctance about making online contributions
or would like to set up automatic monthly contributions
please call Paul at
any time between noon and midnight
Pacific Daylight Time
and he will process your contribution directly.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.
Contributions can also be mailed directly to:
P.O. Box 1490
Kingston, WA 98346-1490
We have been very quiet for the past four weeks, and I thank everyone for your patience. It has been a period of challenge wherein choosing between the Voice for Truth or the voice for fear has not been casual, but an absolute requirement, since the voice for fear has been so aggressive. The choice for peace had to be made daily—even hourly—and still does. But learning is occurring and the choosing is more consistent.
The dynamics of fear, once one engages with them, convincingly misdirect the mind to untrue perceptions of all that is true. Therefore, I guided Paul during this past month to study and contemplate certain passages in the Workbook, including the following from Lesson 151: “All things are echoes of the Voice for God.” I instructed him to use this as his mantra often because the ego always wants to get personal about every lie, suggesting that the thoughts are “his” in a mind of “his own.” The underlying message given to him was that everything was not all right, and he was to blame for “it”—whatever the embellishment it suggested. Continue reading
PAUL: I need instruction before this day begins. Yesterday I could not abandon self-righteousness and anger. I couldn’t stop being mad at those who want me to help them make their dilemma more tolerable rather than correct it and be free of it.
RAJ: Be very clear. Your function is to give voice to the Voice for Truth, both in your words and in your mind. The voice for fear, on the other hand, invites you to forget your function with great insistence, accompanied as it is with emotion.
You must be very alert. When you find yourself ruminating on the awfulness of things, don’t believe it. And don’t believe yourself! Be conscious enough to recognize that you are beginning to wallow in the unconsciousness of God . . . and stop it immediately. Continue reading
[The following is a conversation with Raj which just occurred. Enjoy!]
PAUL: Good afternoon, Raj. This morning started off well, with a great conversation with Susan—on the same page, and everything. I felt the movement of getting up and starting each day with a communication—a “thought for the day,” so to speak—on the website. Extension, in other words. Being the answer. Giving voice to the answer, rather than being stuck in the problem.
Then two bill-paying phone calls came in and I unconsciously shifted—afterwards becoming self-righteous and argumentative with Susan.
Now I’m having to get back on track—join with you. Continue reading
The contribution button works and many of you have been using it. As a result, the amount needed by August 20th has been reduced from $6,500 to $3,300.
This is practical evidence of the meaning of the words,
“to have, give all to all”—a radical principle
which illuminates the following:
The only way everyone can have is if everyone gives.
And the pure perfection of this principle
lies in the fact that since everyone is capable of receiving,
inequity becomes impossible.
If this seems unrealistic or unachievable
then I ask you to ask yourself,
“Is this different from love?”
Thank you, everyone!
As you may have noticed, our contribution button has been inactive since August 6th. This was due to the upgrading of our credit card processing system, which caused the normal flow of online contributions to be brought to a halt. We apologize for the inconvenience. The system is now updated, functional and available to use.
As a result of the interruption we are approaching the 20th, when $6,500 of expenses fall due, and the Foundation’s bank account is unable to meet them. Everyone’s immediate support is invited to help meet this need.
August 13th, 2014
Everyone is aware that the constancy of this work is the result of a circle of giving—a gifting of love, generosity, kindness and appreciation which has endured for over thirty years, extending its blessing around the globe for all to enjoy without strings.
The engine that has impelled this circle of giving has not been “obligation” but an impulse from the heart—an actual act of caring from everyone—which has set this work apart, keeping holiness and the true meaning of Brotherhood in sight and always close at hand.