Spiritual Climate Newsletter JANUARY 2007 NEW YEARS EDITION ~ INTRODUCTION

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

“Intelligent people know others. 

Enlightened people know themselves. 

You can conquer others with power,

But it takes true strength to conquer yourself.”

– Lao Tzu, the ‘Tao’

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Welcome Friends, Students, and Readers of Spiritual Climate!

Can it really be the end of the first month of the New Year already?  

Here is the First New Year’s Edition we have ever published, hot off the presses!

Dr.  Rev. Strickler delves into questions with his brief introduction to the New Year at Spiritual Climate with his article: “IN THE BEGINNING?”

Adam Crosthwaite ponders his experience of the opening in this New Year with his question provoking article entitled: “THE UNHEARD VOICES

Wendy Ford presents a shining light on a growing question of seductive behavior with her New Year offering of: “TECHNOLOGY: ARE YOU ITS MASTER OR SLAVE?”

Christine Ford parses the perception of time and emptiness in her New Year article entitled: “THE CHOICE IS YOURS: SO IS THE KARMA.”

The Staff of Spiritual Climate invites you to the wonders of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to all who seek.

Welcome to the JANUARY 2007 EDITION of  the SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER

Best of Love and Life to You and your Family 

Christine Ford

Editor, SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER 

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The Sombrero Galaxy (M104) The disk displays dark dust lanes, where many young and bright stars reside. The Hubble telescope also shows that the glowing central bulge of stars harbors nearly 2,000 globular clusters of stars, 10 times as many as orbit our Milky Way galaxy! …HubbleSite NewsCenter.

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter DECEMBER 2006 CHRISTMAS EDITION: INTRODUCTION

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“It’s not a mindless, indifferent, blind universe. It never was, get used to it!

In the end, there’s still the Word; Everywhere, in Heaven and its Angels,

The Earth and the stars – Even in the Darkest Dark of the Human Soul.

It was there the Word burned brightest  And for a moment, I was blinded.”

. . . Archangel Gabriel

(Christopher Walken, Prophecy 3)

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A Christmas Story

By Rev. David Strickler, Ph.D.

(first published December 2004)

The night was cold and dark. Sand slid beneath the feet of a tired father who led the animal that carried his wife due with child. Dry cold air blowing with sand anguished a frontal assault moving in expectant waves like the rhythm a womb soon to give birth. Joseph looked above as his legs shifted, each step seeking balanced and complete strength from his winded body. He gained refuge in the light that shone from the sea of stars, twinkling and glistening like dewdrops on the petal of roses in the morning sun. Mary softly placed her hand on his shoulder and gently squeezed, leaned forward and with a gentle breath quietly whispered in his ear, “Joseph, I love you. Stop. Rest here a few moments.”

Mary and Joseph paused noticing their shadows growing darker against the seamless robe of grains called the desert. A brilliant Light seemed to grow from a star near the Belt of Orion. Looking up the light grew larger and more intense with the figure of a man beginning to emerge from the liquid light; entrancing with sparkle, fury and scintillation. “Hail! Joseph! Hail! Mary! It is I, Gabriel. The Lord sees your struggle and has sent me to aid you.” Joseph enlivened. Tears streamed from Mary’s deep eyes.

Gabriel circumambulated his hand and it emitted a sparkling Light that entwined Mary, Joseph and the faithful animal that carried her across the desert sand. Refreshed and revitalized Joseph began to walk and lead again. Gabriel spoke and said make haste for the dishonesty and deceit of Herod was not too far behind. He that would seek to kill or stifle this love in the name of self interests and fear is trailing you. For unto you are soon to be born a new dimension, a new dimension of consciousness. That which Was, Is and Yet to Be is coming into humanity from the door of your womb, aisha (Hebrew for woman). In the beginning was the Word and now the Word becomes flesh.

~ finis of story ~

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Welcome Friends, Students, and Readers of Spiritual Climate!

The above story was first published in the December 2004 Edition, and it has been rendered a classic by our readers as a breath of fresh air. We thought it appropriate to begin our Christmas Editions with this story each year.

Can it really be Christmas already? Seems like we were just getting ready for Trick or Treaters, and suddenly, poof! Christmas Carols and sparkling lights! Talk about Magic. . . Here is the Christmas Edition, hot off the presses!

Dr. Strickler delves into the beauty of the sights and sounds of the Season, while exposing the Truth of those who seek to avoid and destroy Peace in his article: “THE SPIRIT, SOUND and LIGHT of CHRISTMAS”

Adam Crosthwaite shares his experience of the true meaning of Christmas in any language in his article entitled: “AGREEMENT REALITY

Wendy Ford presents a new twist on her smashing celebration of the Season this year in her offering of: “THE GIFT of FRIENDSHIP”

Christine Ford explores the inward journey of the dawning of the First Light of the Season in: “THE CLOAK of CHRISTMAS, UNEXPECTED”.

And last but not least, a warm welcome back to Roger Clark, who shares with us an article for Christmas 2006 entitled, “COMING HOME for CHRISTMAS”.

The Staff of Spiritual Climate would like to welcome you to the solemn solitude available to all who seek.

Welcome to the DECEMBER 2006 EDITION of

the SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER

Best of Love and Life to You and your Family 

Christine Ford

Editor, SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER 

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter NOVEMBER 2006 INTRODUCTION

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

 

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous

than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

…Martin Luther King Jr.

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Welcome Friends, Students, and Readers of Spiritual Climate!

Where has all the time gone? What a whirlwind of a month! People in this area of the country are already putting up Christmas decorations, yes the cactus, homes and shopping stores are being dressed in lights in preparation for the holiday season that is upon us. It is sometimes hard to believe that it is November, did Kronos (father time) put some Teflon on the current movement of time over the past eleven months? Must be what Dr. Strickler means by his humorous chant, “History is the asshole of time, investigating our own crap can pay off immensely.”

Fasten your seat belts, get ready for Dr. Strickler’s article in this edition, with the revelatory and provocative message exposing the men behind the curtain in his article: “A TRUE AND INVISIBLE ORDER – THE TRUE ILLUMINATI ?”.

Wendy Ford takes the bully-pulpit by drawing your attention to what is going on in the current health care legislation fiasco in: “LEGISLATED GENOCIDE”

Christine Ford shares her experience teaching in the world of AUTISM and the gifts she has acquired from the mentors in her life journey with her article entitled: “LORNA JEAN KING: a TRIBUTE – THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD”.

Adam Crosthwaite shares the adrenaline of his true moments of parenthood that sometimes face other parents in this twisting world: “A TEACHER’S BLESSING

And last but not least a warm welcome back to Goldfern, who makes his annual return to the newsletter with his article “AMUSED OR BEMUSED”, sharing his thoughts and experiences collected on his journey along the path of return.

May this Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter inspire you to attain that true human potential that resides within us all and bring you to the acknowledgment and understanding of Truth as it orchestrates within the Dance of Life that pushes you toward ever greater personal freedom.

Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2006 EDITION

of the SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER.

Hmmmm, I smell pumpkin pie!

Regards 

Christine Ford

Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter

 

 

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter OCTOBER 2006 INTRODUCTION

 

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

“Education used to defend ignorance is no longer education;

it becomes nothing more than a class in persuasion of Wall Street advertising”

. . .Rev. David Strickler

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Welcome Friends, Students, and Readers of Spiritual Climate!

Welcome to the Equinox of Autumn and the October 2006 Edition of The Institute of Spiritual Climate’s Social Commentary Newsletter. Though we at Spiritual Climate have observed silence for a few months, as explained in Dr. Strickler’s article, we are back in full swing with thought provoking, insightful commentaries to make you stop, think and question. Hopefully you will join us on this never ending journey of discovery via the joyful process of agape as you surrender to the experience of allowing creaky, weathered doors to be kicked open and dusty veils to be pulled back from shuttered windows creating an aperture for the light of Truth to filter in and shine into the nooks and crannies of your stagnant, moldy old ways of looking at this mixed up world of ours! Perhaps brings up a picture of a haunted house, hhmmm? Ah yes, ‘tis the season, my friends. Be ever watchful!

In this month’s Edition, Dr. Strickler, in his unique style, weaves a message of heartfelt knowledge relating his process of stroke-recovery and past memories to challenge us all to recognize our personal worth and relevance to making change in today’s society in : “I am BACK, a BRIEF OBSERVATION, a SYNOPSIS”.

Wendy Ford compares the Sophists of our time to the bullies of remembered schoolyard days and challenges us all to stand up for that which is rightfully ours in: HEY! GIVE THAT BACK!”

Christine Ford shares her views on expropriation and the Hell that is being created within our society as we ignorantly acquiesce to the bureaucratic Sophists who are having a hey-day not only with our time and money, but with our Souls and Spirits as well in “NETWORK REDUX”.

Adam Crosthwaite shares his pain and joy of growth as he questions himself right out in the open for everyone to see, AND relate to, in: QUESTIONING EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY YOURSELF!

May this Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter haunt your waking time as well as your dreams, may it speak to you in phrases and in whisperings until you acknowledge and understand the Truth of the extreme severity of the dilemma that our great country faces, and begin to awaken to and take action to prevent the ever growing threat to your own personal Freedom.

Welcome to the OCTOBER Edition 2006 of the SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER.

Regards

Christine Ford

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter JUNE 2006 INTRODUCTION

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Friday June 30th, 2006

 

“At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.”

Aldous Huxley

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Welcome Friends, Students, and Readers of Spiritual Climate!

The Summer Solstice has just past and the long lingering days of Summer light are here with us. I’m not sure if it’s the heat or the increased length of daylight, but the outside world has come to take on a surreal quality for me this time of year. I suppose the unrelenting furnace of the Arizona summer might have SOMETHING to do with it, but the Babbler in my head often reminds me of the Robin Williams bit, where he talks about people who ask the STUPID mindless question, “Is it hot enough for you yet?” To which his reply is something like, “Hell No! Bring it on! I just love the feel of sweat pouring down the crack of my ass like Niagara Falls!” And then I laugh and just move on through another day of what feels like living in a blast furnace! At least the 113 degree daytime temperatures make one appreciate the 93 degrees that greet you at 5:30 in the morning.

When did my body begin to accept 93 degrees as COOL? Hhhhmmm? I know during the winter months, if the thermostat hit 93 we were all sweltering and complaining about it, yet now the 93 degree mark feels great! Interesting how one can adjust and shift perception based on repeated gradual introduction of negative circumstances, isn’t it? Much as we as Americans, sadly, have come to accept the current state of affairs and warped decision making within this glorious nation of ours.

Question: “Had enough of the immoral, lie-based war in Iraq yet?” Reply: ”Hell No! Bring it on! I just love hearing about innocent Iraqis dying as well as our nation’s young men and women laying down their lives based on lies and manufactured bullshit!” That, though, is a topic to be taken on at another time and place. I just pray that we will be granted the time and place to even deal with it, before the apathy overwhelms and consumes the USA.

On a brighter note, while listening to C-span with Dr. Strickler, there do appear to be those who are waking up and actually shouting the words that David has attempted to get people to listen to for about 10 years, once again, proven correct. And I ask you all, “Is it hot enough for you yet?” I can assure you, the warning signs are BLAZING and it is hot enough for me!

And so, welcome to the ALMOST Dogs Days of summer with our June 2006 Edition of The Institute of Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

In this month’s Edition, Wendy Ford brings us face to face once again with the dilemma of who or what is making the decisions in our increasingly fractured and time consumed lives in her article entitled: “OWWW! STOP SQUEEZING SO HARD! (HOW MUCH MORE WILL/CAN WE TAKE?)”

Adam Crosthwaite takes a stand as he explores the ongoing deterioration of academia via the entropy of its privatization in his thought provoking article: “THE WATCHERS PART 2: SYSTEM ERROR.”

Christine Ford shares her personal experience of a walk down Memory Lane and the ties that bind us to our past as well as our present and future in “THAT’S HOW IT WORKS”.

And finally, Dr. Strickler adds his ever brilliant commentary about Change and its many facets in his article: “CHANGE: WHO OR WHAT IS RUNNING ‘THE SHOW’ ”.

So welcome to the heat, welcome to Summer, and welcome to the June 2006 Edition of The Spiritual Climate Newsletter. Pour yourself a big old frosty glass of Iced Tea or Lemonade, pull your favorite chair up under an air conditioning vent, and join us as we travel through the ponderings and the social commentaries of The Crew and Dr. David Strickler.

Welcome to the June Edition 2006 of SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER.

Regards

Christine Ford

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