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Resources & Lighter Side
Thursday, September 7, 2000


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NHNE: Resources & Lighter Side
Thursday, September 7, 2000
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QUOTABLE:

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

--Tolstoy

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CONTENTS:

TWO ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT RESOURCES:

The Pathwork
Core Creatives

NHNE MAILING LISTS:

NHNE News List
Forum for a Common Understanding
Digital Video List
MacBuds List

ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT NEWS LIST POSTS:

27 Million People Are Slaves Worldwide
The Animal Mind
500 Bears to be Rescued from Chinese Bile Farms
Vatican Rejects Equality Of Faiths
Asteroid Passes Dangerously Close To Earth
The Dalai Lama's Message to World Peace Summit
Global Warming Threatens A Third of Earth's Habit
DNA Zoos
Noah's Ark for Plants
Loch Ness Monster Cam & Websites

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Swearing

LIGHTER SIDE:

Banking Aikido
Admission To Heaven

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TWO ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT RESOURCES

It's hard to believe, but NHNE has been online for almost SIX YEARS now! Our first News Brief was sent out to a handful of folks on American Online in October of 1994.

Since then, we've covered a lot of ground, and gone through many changes. And one of the things that I am proudest of is how many great people, and worthy projects, we have introduced to our readers.

In 1996, for example, we began publishing Wind & Wings, an online publication that featured several outstanding resource people. Linda O'Keefe and Lance Botthof, who specialized in relationships, and Dottie Titus, a Pathwork Helper from SevenOaks, were some of the folks who shared their wisdom with us.

Today, Linda and Lance own a beautiful healing center in Tucson, Arizona and offer an innovative course ("Core Creatives") to help people realize their full potential. And Dottie, who recently moved to Minnesota, is the facilitator of a thriving, international discussion list that explores all aspects of the Pathwork.

The Pathwork is based on the Pathwork Guide Lectures of Eva Pierrakos. In February of 1995 we published a special report on the Pathwork that outlined its history, its teachings, examined possible errors and inconsistencies, and provided a list of Pathwork contacts, lectures and resources:

http://www.nhne.com/specialreports/srpathwork.html

More recently, I helped create a website for Melanie Tarkenton, another Pathwork Helper who is based in Northern California. While primarily focused on Pathwork activities in the Northern California Bay Area, Melanie's website also includes links to Pathwork people, websites, and related resources around the world:

http://www.pathworkinbayarea.com/

I wanted to say a few words about these two resources -- Core Creatives and The Pathwork -- because they represent some of the best, most solid personal growth "movements" I am aware of.

Those of you who are regular readers/fans of NHNE, know we monitor events all over the world. Many of these events are positive and encouraging. And many aren't. Many, in fact, make you wonder if our race and planet is going to survive the growing list of potential crisis's.

I, for one, think we will. I believe this because I think humanity's pension for self-destructive behavior is being increasingly offset by human beings who are seeking to heal themselves and fulfill the soul level purposes they were born with, which brings us back to organizations like Core Creatives and the Pathwork.

In addition to facilitating inner healing and helping people achieve their full potentials, Core Creatives and the Pathwork also share another very important quality: they offer the opportunity to form community with other human beings, around the world, who realize true healing -- of ourselves and our world -- begins on the inside, working with others of like mind who share the journey with us.

I look forward to shining the light on other worthy projects in future updates. Until then, you can find out more about the Pathwork by visiting the links above, and more about Core Creatives by reading about their next fifteen-week course (below).

With Love & Best Wishes,
David Sunfellow

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CORE CREATIVES

Imagine having a structured individual and group focus on you, your goals, and the dreams held in the deepest part of who you are. Imagine gaining clarity, focus, and enthusiasm for consciously co-creating all aspects of your life.

This is the intention of "Core Creatives", a fifteen-week "course" that inspires through a series of tele-classes, a four-day Intensive and individual Coaching sessions. Classes cover a range of subjects from "Principles of Creation" and "Empowering Self and Others" through "Entreprenuering", "Attraction" and "Abundance". There are thirty classes in all, meeting over the phone. The four-day Intensive, which falls in the middle of the course, is held in Tucson at the new Healing Center (http://www.corecreatives.com/news.htm) and gives participants an opportunity to clear out limiting belief systems and connect with their life purpose. Individual phone meetings with Facilitator/Coach are twice per month, and give all an opportunity to address individual concerns and goals.

If, while reading this, a bell goes off, consider the following, written by CC Facilitator Becky Wilson (becky@corecreatives.com):

"While reading my NHNE email one day last year, the message about the Core Creatives course popped out at me and much to my surprise the intuitive voice inside me said 'Oh, that's what you're supposed to do'. A year later, I'm thankful that I did not judge or squash that little voice. I became reacquainted with myself through participation in the Core Creatives course and now I know who I am, and what I am to do. I have a renewed trust that I am creating my life in line with the wisdom of the universe and that change will gracefully unfold to the extent that I relax into that knowing and trust."

If your bells are ringing, a next step might be "An Introductory 'Class' Call" to be held Tuesday, Sept 12th at 6:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (THAT'S THIS TUESDAY). This call is an opportunity to get an experiential "taste" of our tele-classes. We use the bridge line technology, where up to 30 people can connect by dialing the same number at the agreed upon time. During the call, you will hear the Co-Founders of Core Creatives, Linda O'Keefe and Lance Botthof, and current facilitators talking about the origins of CC and their experiences with it. Then we'll ask for participation from all who've joined in moving through a couple of the many exercises we use during the course to help participants gain clarity and insight into their dreams and what may block their realization.

If you are interested in more details, please contact Outreach Coordinator, Dee Schneidman at <dee@corecreatives.com> or visit our Website at:

http://www.corecreatives.com

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NHNE MAILING LISTS & DISCUSSION GROUPS:

Besides our main mailing list (this one), we offer several other online mailing lists for our readers. Some are announcement lists, and some are discussion lists. Here's a quick overview.

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NHNE NEWS LIST:
http://www.egroups.com/group/nhnenews

Current Members: 375

News from around the world concerning all aspects of personal and planetary transformation with a special focus on consumer protection for spiritual seekers and solving the fundamental mysteries of human existence. Facilitated by David Sunfellow, this list typically receives four to five messages a day.

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NHNE FORUM FOR A COMMON UNDERSTANDING:
http://www.egroups.com/group/nhneforumfcu

Current Members: 55

The purpose of this global forum is to allow human beings, from all over our planet, to communicate directly with one another so we can learn about one another and the ideas and feelings that motivate our individual and collective actions. This listserve is open to everyone who wishes to contribute to the greater understanding of ourselves and our species. Facilitated by Sherry Stultz, this list allows members to post messages to everyone on the list.

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NHNE DV LIST:
http://www.egroups.com/group/nhnedv

Current Members: 23

The purpose of the NHNEDV List is to track the latest breakthroughs in digital technology, and help our members use this new technology to promote positive change in the world and help solve the fundamental mysteries of human existence. Facilitated by David Sunfellow. This list allows members to post messages to everyone on the list.

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MACBUDS LIST:
http://www.egroups.com/group/macbuds

Current Members: 34

Facilitated by David Sunfellow and Allen Watson, this list receives the best, most important Apple Macintosh news, tips, and cutting edge information that David and Allen come across.

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ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT NHNE NEWS LIST POSTS:

27 Million People Are Slaves Worldwide:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/658

The Animal Mind:
(An summary of current research into the intelligence of animals)
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/656

500 Bears to be Rescued from Chinese Bile Farms:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/655

Vatican Rejects Equality Of Faiths:
(The Catholic Church asserts it is the one, true faith)
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/652

Asteroid Passes Dangerously Close To Earth:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/644

The Dalai Lama's Message to World Peace Summit:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/633

Global Warming Threatens A Third of Earth's Habit:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/630

DNA Zoos:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/606

Noah's Ark for Plants:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/598

Loch Ness Monster Cam & Websites:
http://www.egroups.com/message/nhnenews/573

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

SWEARING

"I rarely swear. It usually doesn't bother me if other people do but my avoidance of swearing originates in a specific moment on a cross-country hike on the flanks of Mt. Lassen about ten years ago. It is a challenge to keep one's consciousness elevated during a hard, sweaty, uphill stretch. The mind can wander and mutter to itself. My mind was doing that and I gradually became aware that swear words were coming into consciousness quite often. All of a sudden, I perceived a direct correlation between my tendency to swear and the current direction of my mind/spirit. I suddenly realized that the rising of swear words within me was feedback that my mind was moving in a direction I did not wish to go, a direction of less awareness and more "at the mercy of things", with more of a negative attitude toward my experiences, and with a sloppy slurring of speech into generic packaged expressions. This was an important distinction: the swear words are not bad. But the arising of them in my consciousness is feedback that I'm straying off course. I suddenly saw that awareness of swearing could form a guardrail. This realization was so direct and strong that I stopped climbing and took a vow on the spot. What made the vow unusual was that it wasn't a vow to not swear. Swearing can come into speech so quickly (especially if I hit my thumb with a hammer) that I didn't believe I could keep that vow and what makes a vow a vow is that it is kept forever. Besides, my realization made me aware that it wasn't avoidance of swear words that was the point. Instead, the vow was to be aware of swearing rising into my consciousness or speech and to respond to that rising with a heightened attention to direction manifesting in part as a heightened precision in speech (which includes a default setting of not using swear words but with other settings possible based on conscious, upward-directed thought)."

--- Paul Krapfel, author of "Seeing Nature: Deliberate Encounters with the Visible World". Thanks to Tom Atlee.

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THE LIGHTER SIDE:

BANKING AIKIDO

The following letter is posted in many different locations on the Net. It is usually reported to be "an actual letter sent to a bank in the United States" that was published by the New York Times. Whatever its true history, and whomever its true author, I think you'll agree that this is a letter every bank in the world should see...

Thanks to Jorun Jaeger and Wesley Ray Wyatt.

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Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing the check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations some three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check, and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire salary, an arrangement which, I admit, has only been in place for eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity and also for debiting my account with $50 by way of penalty for the inconvenience I caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways.

You have set me on the path of fiscal righteousness. No more will our relationship be blighted by these unpleasant incidents, for I am restructuring my affairs in the new year, taking as my model the procedures, attitudes and conduct of your very bank. I can think of no greater compliment and I know you will be excited and proud to hear it.

To this end, please be advised about the following changes. I have noticed that whereas I personally attend to your telephone calls and letters, when I try to contact you I am confronted by the impersonal, ever-changing, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become. From now on I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh and blood person. My mortgage and loan repayments will, therefore and hereafter, no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee of your branch, whom you must nominate. You will be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact Status which I require your chosen employee to complete.I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Justice of the Peace, and that the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof. In due course I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in all dealings with me.I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Let me level the playing field even further by introducing you to my new telephone system, which you will notice, is very much like yours. My Authorized Contact at your bank, the only person with whom I will have any dealings, may call me at any time and will be answered by an automated voice. Press buttons as follows:

1. To make an appointment to see me

2. To query a missing repayment

3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there; (Extension of living room to be communicated at the time the call is received).

4. To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping. (Extension of bedroom to be communicated at the time the call is received.)

5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature. (Extension of toilet to be communicated at the time the call is received.)

6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone in case I am not at home.

7. To leave a message on my computer. To leave a message a password to access my computer is required. Password will be communicated at a later date to the contact.

8. To return to the main menu and listen carefully to options 1 through 9.

9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service. While this may on occasion involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration. This month I've chosen a refrain from "The Best of Woody Guthrie:" "Oh, the banks are made of marble, with a guard at every door, and the vaults are filled with silver, that the miners sweated for." After twenty minutes of that, our mutual contact will probably know it by heart.

On a more serious note, we come to the matter of cost. As your bank has often pointed out, the on going drive for greater efficiency comes at a cost - a cost which you have always been quick to pass on to me. Let me repay your kindness by passing some costs back. First, there is the matter of advertising material you send me. This I will read for a fee of $20 per page. Inquiries from your nominated contact will be billed at $5 per minute of my time spent in response. Any debits to my account, as, for example, in the matter of the penalty for the dishonored check, will be passed back to you. My new phone service runs at 75 cents a minute (even Woody Guthrie doesn't come for free), so you would be well advised to keep your inquiries brief and to the point. Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever-so-slightly less prosperous, New Year.

Your humble client...

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ADMISSION TO HEAVEN
Thanks to Andre' Gendron.

After a long illness, a woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the Gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her.

"Hello! How are you! We've been waiting for you! Good to see you."

When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, "This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?"

"You have to spell a word," Saint Peter told her.

"Which word?", the woman asked.

"Love."

The woman correctly spelled "Love" and Saint Peter welcomed her into Heaven. About six months later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day. While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband arrived.

"I'm surprised to see you," the woman said. "How have you been?"

"Oh, I've been doing pretty well since you died," her husband told her. "I married the beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were ill. And then I won the lottery. I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a big mansion. And my wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation and I went water skiing today. I fell, the ski hit my head, and here I am. How do I get in?"

"You have to spell a word," the woman told him.

"Which word?", her husband asked.

"Czechoslovakia."

--- Author Unknown

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The mission of NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE) is to answer humankind's oldest, most perplexing questions: Who are we? Where are we from? What is the origin and purpose of life? Instead of relying on ancient or contemporary wisdom, or the knowledge of isolated experts, we are building a global network of seekers from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, lay people and professionals alike, that can pool talents, experience, and resources to unravel life's great mysteries.

We also believe that our planet is passing through a time of profound change and are seeking to create a global community of like-minded people that can safely pass through whatever changes may come our way and help give birth to a new way of life on our planet.

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