NHNE Update 58
Saturday, July 3, 1999
& Consumer Protection
for Spiritual Seekers"
NHNE Update 58:
"First God Whispers in Your Ear..."
Saturday, July 3, 1999
Total NHNE Mailing List:
Last Mailing: 2219
This Mailing: 2222
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR BUD:
"First God Whispers In Your Ear..."
A Comedy Of Errors
Elvis & The Precarious Pickup
Stressed Out Over-Achievers
As Difficult To Predict As The Wind
Something Touched Me
I Can Count On You
Look At You Now!
Focus Change Is Right On
New Focus Is Very Much Needed Right Now
I Love Your Broadening Focus
We Want Inspiration, Information & Insight
We All Need To Be Tuning In To The Deepest Levels
Thanks For Keeping The True Purpose Of NHNE Alive
Your Fundamental Questions Are The Same As Mine
I Support Your Efforts
Buy A 130 Watt Inverter For $40
I Was Sorely Missing The Regular NHNE Reports
Jesus & The Holy Bible
Nurturing A Diverse Online Spiritual Community
The Timing Couldn't Be Better
Back To The Things That Turned Me On
I Won't Mind The Switch
I Appreciate The Thoughtful, Engaging Work You Do
Tenacity & Patience
I Am Thrilled About Your New Dream Direction
Big Ventures Take Big Egos
"First God whispers in your ear;
then He taps you on your shoulder;
then he breaks your arms and legs."
"FIRST GOD WHISPERS IN YOUR EAR..."
The universe often brings us messages that are important for us to
listen to. And if we don't pay attention the first time the message
is delivered, the message is delivered again, with increasing intensity.
That's what's been happening to me ever since I sent out my last update
on June 22 (http://www.nhne.com/updates/0057.html). No sooner had I
sent it, than a series of dreams, signs, and other important events
started letting me know that things were not going to unfold as I/we
had planned. Instead of changing course and moving ahead with new projects,
I was told the time had come for me to take a break.
Two areas, in particular, have been zeroed in on:
1. I need to deal with the pitiful financial situation I have buried
myself in while trying to support NHNE;
2. I need to deal with some festering childhood issues that have been
causing problems for me, and our network.
A COMEDY OF ERRORS
In response to my last update, 24 folks wrote back, two folks signed
up as Friends of NHNE, and five folks sent in donations -- not a very
rousing response for a mailing list with 2,200 subscribers. But this
is the way of things for most organizations like ours: only a small
percentage of subscribers to free publications support the organization
(non-profit or otherwise) that is providing the service.
In 1996, we tried to change this. We went to a subscription-only service
and promptly lost 90 percent of our readership. Then we flip-flopped
back to a free service because we realized we couldn't generate enough
income from the 125 subscribers we had to support our work. "It's
a numbers game," we thought. "If we build a big enough mailing
list, we'll be able to attract advertisers who can pay the bills."
And besides, we didn't want to sell ourselves, or our products anyway;
we wanted everything to be free to whomever was interested.
But that didn't work either, because in the grand scheme of Internet
marketing, our tiny mailing list doesn't even register on the peanut
scale. Worse, our mailing list is mostly composed of spiritually-oriented
people (which is a difficult group to sell products to), and, on top
of that, most of our subscribers are strapped for cash.
So NHNE became a non-profit and we went after grants. And we also tried
contests, MLM's, phone company deals, auctions and good old fashioned
pleas for help.
Where has all this commotion gotten us?
ELVIS & THE PRECARIOUS PICKUP
A couple nights ago, I dreamed I owned a pickup. It contained my most
cherished possessions and was hanging off the side of a cliff. The pickup
was perched so precariously on the cliff that the only thing still connected
to the earth were the back wheels.
I was also hanging off the cliff, by one hand, but had no fear of falling
because I felt I could easily pull myself to safety. My only concern
was that I was probably going to lose my pickup and, more importantly,
its precious cargo. Then a door closed on the back of the pickup, which
locked me inside and made it impossible to get out -- and the pickup
began slowly slipping the last few inches off the cliff. I knew if I
didn't get out I would plunge to my death along with my pickup and everything
Nearby, were two friends. I quietly asked the friend who was standing
closest to my pickup to very gently open the pickup's back door so I
could climb out -- and braced myself for the possibility I might not
make it. But before he could, the other friend, who was dressed up like
Elvis Presley, grabbed hold of a rope and pulled both myself and my
pickup to safety. I was amazed. Not only were the pickup and I both
saved, but my friend acted as if there was nothing to it -- just grab
the rope, pull, and that was it. No big deal.
The first friend -- the friend who couldn't help me -- is one of the
few people I know who has been able to make a living pursuing, full
time, his spiritual interests.
The second friend -- the one who ultimately saved my life and everything
else -- is someone who has struggled, all his adult life, to generate
an income from his spiritual interests, without success. In the dream,
he was dressed up as an Elvis impersonator, which was the job he was
What does this dream mean?
I think it is describing my/our current situation: NHNE (the pickup)
and myself are on the edge of a cliff, about to fall off. We are not
going to be saved by spiritual gymnastics (represented by friend number
1), but, instead, by me going to work in Las Vegas as an Elvis Presley
impersonator (just kidding). No, I think the suggestion here is that
a real job, in the real world (if you can call it that), is what is
needed to save the day (illustrated by friend number 2).
But there other issues that are even more important:
-- How did I manage to get myself in such as precarious predicament
in the first place?
-- Why have I been willing to jump through so many hoops trying to
make NHNE a credible, financially viable organization?
-- And why, as Steve Haag asks in his letter (included below), do I
tend to frame myself as the "ring leader/fearless hero" in
a global drama to solve the great mysteries of life?
STRESSED OUT OVER-ACHIEVERS
When our local task force was still active, one of the volunteers told
me a story. She said she knew two families. One family, who loved and
cared for their children, produced adults who lived relatively happy,
peaceful, easy going lives. The other family, who raised children that
were neglected and starved for love, produced adults who were stressed
out over-achievers bent on making a big splash in the world.
Her story made me ponder, again, where my passions were coming from:
"How much of my zealous efforts to create a global network of spiritual
seekers traced back to unhealed childhood issues?" "What would
I look like," I wondered, "if my deepest inner issues were
healed?" "Would I still be as driven, spending massive amounts
of time trying to mobilize, inspire, educate, awaken others?" "Or
would I be laying on the beach somewhere with a perfect marriage, beautiful
children, meaningful (but completely stressfree) work, and all the money
I needed to live a beautiful, completely fulfilling life?"
While I don't know what I would look like, or do, if all my inner issues
were healed, the recent outpouring of guidance has indicated I need
to take a closer look at how my childhood issues are influencing my
outer activities -- including my potentially suicidal commitment to
Like many of you, I had a difficult childhood. Mine so traumatized
me that I ran away when I was 16 and only returned once, 25 years ago,
for one day.
Now I am gearing up to return again -- and this time take my three
daughters with me who have never met my father -- their grandfather.
According to my brother, who just finished making a similar trip with
his three girls and wife, a lot has changed since we were children and
there is the possibility for some healing to take place that is long
In order to make this trip, I need time, and money -- and in order
to make enough money, I need to put my work with NHNE on hold.
If you read the letters we received in response to my last update (included
below), you will see that many people have found NHNE to be a valuable
source of inspiration. Their lives have been made easier, lighter, more
meaningful. I want this to continue. I also want to find ways to get
more of you involved in this work. The best way I know to do this is
to attempt to clear up some of the patterns in me that have limited
how far, fast, and high we can go -- and to get NHNE (and myself) off
the precarious cliff we are presently dangling from.
So what, exactly, is going to happen?
1. After this letter, you probably won't be hearing much from me until
the end of August. I am going to spend the month of July making as much
money as I can so I can pay off personal bills, NHNE bills, prepare
my family for Y2K, and save enough money for a trip to see my father.
I expect to visit my father the second or third week in August, and
then return to Sedona and figure out what's next.
2. James Gregory, meanwhile, who recently started a full-time job in
Ontario, is going to take a similar leave of absence. He will be concentrating
exclusively on his new job until the end of August, which is when his
wife is returning to Sedona and he has more time available to give to
NHNE. James and I will touch base then and see where things are.
3. While James and I are busy on other fronts, Linda Becker and Sherry
Stultz will be holding down the fort. Linda will be taking over the
wild2k Website, including maintaining the daily news section, and Sherry
will be launching the NHNE's new "Forum for a Common Understanding."
As soon as they are ready to go (in the next couple of days), you'll
be receiving a letter from them announcing the launch of their respective
4. Finally, the remainder of this message contains the letters we received
in response to my recent update. Like usual, many of them are quite
AS DIFFICULT TO PREDICT AS THE WIND
While I will be turning my attention elsewhere for the next couple
of months, I will continue to monitor my email. I will also continue
to post important Y2K news and information to the Sedona Y2K Discussion
List (if you are interested in receiving these posts, you can send an
email message to "SedonaY2Kemail@example.com"). Should the
need arise, I will also to jump back into NHNE before my pickup-saving,
childhood-healing sabbatical is finished.
I hope this abrupt change of direction does not cause any undue concern.
NHNE, as far as I can see, is here to stay. But since the path we are
on is largely determined by where Spirit leads, we are probably never
going to be the kind of organization that can come up with a five-year
plan and follow through without any adjustments. Instead, we can expect
NHNE, like many of us, to follow a path that is as difficult to predict
as the wind...
With Love & Best Wishes,
P.S. Please keep NHNE (and me) in your prayers.
(The following letters were sent in response to NHNE Update 57, which
was sent out June 22, 1999, http://www.nhne.com/updates/0057.html)
SOMETHING TOUCHED ME
My true thoughts? Well, I haven't known what to think about NHNE since
I stumbled onto your website a year or so ago. Breathless reports about
crop circles direct from the field (and I do mean the field), comparisons
of the success rates of various contemporary prophets of doom (maybe
"success" isn't the right word to describe the competency
of a doomsayer), anyway, this sort of content left me bemused.
But something touched me. Your obvious sincerity, I guess. And a spiritual
essence. I was intrigued enough to pay for a six month subscription.
I let that lapse, but you have faithfully continued to send the update.
I'm about as updated on Y2K as I can stand, so the announcement of your
new direction, wherever it might lead, is welcome. I still don't know
what to make of NHNE, but I would miss you if you weren't around. So
here's my contribution towards your efforts. I look forward to your
continuing to gently push me out of my comfort zone well into the next
--- Gilbert O. Taylor
I CAN COUNT ON YOU
Just when I'm in danger of my life becoming too superficial, I can
count on you to print something than causes me to look deeper -- thank
you for that!
I like the proposed new direction. I feel that Y2K will be what it
will be. There's not a whole lot more to be said. Now it's time to take
action or not, as we are each guided. I love the dream forum idea. I
especially love the person-to-person email list idea. You're just full
of good ideas! Keep up the good work.
I'll be renewing my Friends of NHNE contribution, as I feel your work
--- Shari Mueller, Blacksburg, Virginia
LOOK AT YOU NOW!
For whatever reason, when I received this [a letter describing that
the Community Voice and Daily Quote would be ceasing publication as
of July 1st] I thought of you and how proud Craig and I, and most likely
just about everyone else that receives NHNE publications, are of you
and all that you have accomplished with NHNE. I know how very hard you
have worked to stay afloat and how you have put your heart and soul
into making NewHeavenNewEarth an organization that makes all of us think
in terms of a global community. I remember the early days when I was
compiling the member directory and you were happy to have twenty to
thirty members listed. Look at you now! When the insanity settles down
around here we hope to become much more active again with NHNE.
Wishing you the very best. Love and friendship always.
--- Jan Morrow, Virginia
FOCUS CHANGE IS RIGHT ON
I think the focus change is right on -- I think a lot of us involved
in Y2K awareness and preparedness are reaching similar questions and
inquiries. We are past the nuts and bolts of canned goods, storing rice
and water to deeper issues of how we will feel when we are eating meals
in the year 2000 and how this has made us feel now.
I feel that NHNE has connected the Y2K issue with the individual human,
emotional side of our lives. I remember when I was pregnanat with my
first child and everything was: "How much protein to eat?"
"When to see an o.b.?" "How to excercise?" I felt
like I was being led away from the spiritual side of carrying a being
in my body. I found a book that tuned into and resonated with that side
of the experience and it strengthened me, grounded me, and then I was
able to eat the protein, do my walking and, well, I left the o.b. and
found a midwife -- you get the idea: like the way I had approached my
pregnancy, the way I have approached the Y2K issue is a reflection of
who I am and who I am growing to be. Your are part of that path [and]
NEW FOCUS IS VERY MUCH NEEDED RIGHT NOW
Just a quick note to tell you that I think your new focus is very much
needed right now, and more so as the months pass. Just as each of us
is far more than flesh and blood -- more than meets the eye! -- so too,
I believe, is the coming event known as Y2K.
Are there spiritual implications? Does anything ever take place "by
accident"? Has humanity, on a spiritual level, set this up? Is
it merely coincidental that this will arrive concurrent with peak solar
flares and extreme weather changes/earth upheavals?
I think these, and more, are important ideas for exploration by the
"spiritual community"; all of these, and the potential for
all the prophetic fullfilment may be occasions for intense growth and
Sharing my musings and in appreciation for all you do.
--- Sharon Morrissey
I LOVE YOUR BROADENING FOCUS
I love your broadening focus. It is more in tune with why I came aboard.
NHNE has made me less of a "black and white" person. I now
see more gray. You keep me in touch with what I have been feeling in
the absence of people that believe as I do. I am not a "wacko"
in this fine group of people. We know there is more out there than meets
the eye. Thanks so much!
--- Kris Benevento
WE WANT INSPIRATION, INFORMATION & INSIGHT
I commend you for making the changes. Y2K is becoming old hat and people
for the most part don't want to hear it. Besides, we hear about it constanly
in the "regular" media. The ones on the mailing list, including
me, are looking for insights into spirituality. Continue to open our
minds to new and wondrous things within us and those things that may
affect our lives. We want Inspiration, Information, and Insight.
Lead the way, we are listening...
--- Richard Footitt <http://www.singingdrum.com>
For me NHNE let me know that others felt a need to assimilate Y2K into
their larger spiritual picture. The newsletter was a confirmation to
me that I was on the right path. The tone of voice, or choice of topics,
is the touchstone for me, over any particular data or insight. And so
your voice has come to be one I trust. I would seriously consider sharing
dreams online because you recommend it. I will this week examine the
fears I harbor about such a commitment.
WE ALL NEED TO BE TUNING IN TO THE DEEPEST LEVELS
Thanks for the latest update, David. I like your plans and will stay
tuned. I think we all need to be tuning in to the deepest levels of
inner and collective awareness for wise counsel. Perhaps NHNE can help
encourage and facilitate that dialogue.
--- Karl W. Frederick
Welcome back! I definitely am ready for NHNE to return to being "a
World-Class Blood Hound." It is time to move past Y2K. As I've
said in the past, I am not as concerned with the technical problems
and disruptions introduced by the Y2K "bug" as I am the hysteria
and panic responses of an overly-concerned public. I welcome a return
to the days when your report was eagerly awaited and read "cover-to-cover"
because I didn't know what to expect, but knew it would be interesting/spiritual/humorous
or all three!
Please keep the ongoing Y2K report separate from the other NHNE publications.
I will gladly renew my Friends of NHNE commitment...
--- Mike Oberg
P.S. You could get cheaper computing power if you didn't insist on
THANKS FOR KEEPING THE TRUE PURPOSE OF NHNE ALIVE
I am sitting here checking my email and I see an NHNE Update. I think,
"Another Y2K newsletter: I can't take it anymore!" As my mouse
goes toward the delete button it snags the message and pulls it up.
Okay, I'll read this one last time and then unsubscribe...
Thank you! Your idea is right on the mark. Perfect timing! At this
point I feel that anyone who isn't prepared doesn't want to be, and
those of us who care have heard it over and over and over. I am interested
in a lot more than this one subject. Thanks for keeping what I see as
the true purpose of NHNE alive -- the quest continues!!
--- Beth Lockwood
YOUR FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ARE THE SAME AS MINE
I am very pleased to see your focus shifting to include other areas
of exploration. Dreams and other spiritually significant aspects of
our lives still deserve and require our attention, now more than ever,
without lessoning the importance (possibly adding to) of Y2K. These
are the things that drew me to NHNE in the first place. If we aren't
continually aware that we live in a place of potentially unlimited possibilities,
where our very state of being is the biggest mystery we can face, then
we lose perspective. Your fundamental questions of "Where do we
come from?" "Why are we here?" "Who even are we?"
are the same as mine and should determine the direction of our lives
and how we live them. Thank you for your help.
I SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS
You are new to me these past few months, a friend passed on one of
your Y2K news letters. I support you in your efforts to make this planet
a better place to live and the inhabitents thereof, growing through
spiritual insights and conscious living.
I am a 67 yr. old widow, and a serious spiritual-metaphysical student
for over thirty years, just hoping to always connect with TRUTH. I would
like to be in touch with others here in my area that have similar goals.
The Y2K mess overwhelms me. I have made modest preparations but feel
totally alone and would like a support group since I have no family
near me. I live near Bradenton, Florida.
You spoke of a number of members. How does one become a member? These
several things I would like to know about in email newsletters: behind-the-scenes
news on world events, intrepreted from a spiritual perspective; Y2K
news; more on finding answers to who we are, what we are doing here,
and where we are going with ALL of this earth trauma? Focusing on dreams
may prove very interesting, so forge ahead!
God Bless You in your efforts, I will endeavor to back my support with
a check now and then.
Sincerely for Truth.
--- Elaine C., Bradenton, Florida
[You asked "How does one become a member?" NHNE readers can
become members of our Friends of NHNE program by making monthly pledges
to NHNE of any size. Write "firstname.lastname@example.org" for more
BUY A 130 WATT INVERTER FOR $40
David Sunfellow Wrote:
"But if the power goes down for any extended period (I have battery
backup for 15 minutes), the main hub of our network goes offline. If
I need to get a message out to all of you, I'll have to wait until the
power comes back on. I need the ability to stay up and running whether
the lights are on or not..."
Buy a 130 watt inverter from Advance Autoparts for $40 (plugs into
cigarette lights) and run an extension cord from your car to the Imac.
Run the engine 15 min every few hours. There are more elegant and slightly
more expensive solutions, but this is the cheapest.
I run off solar power with a battery in a camper.
--- John W. Travis (Jack)
I WAS SORELY MISSING THE REGULAR NHNE REPORTS
I agree with the above change of focus. I also like the way you are
keeping the Y2K reports abeit twice monthly. Happy to know you got your
non-profit status and hope the money comes thru quickly! I was sorely
missing the regular NHNE reports.
--- Sherri Anderson, Russiaville, Indiana
JESUS & THE HOLY BIBLE
I read your report about your change in focus/direction and your plea
for funding. I want to validate that I am genuinely supportive of you
as a human being, and someone I've come to respect. I appreciate and
laud the efforts you and others have made toward disbursing credible
information about Y2K. I sincerely affirm your search for truth. However,
even if I were actually earning money right now, I could not, in good
conscience, give money to NHNE when its philosophy does not fully strengthen
my personal belief in the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God, and
Jesus as the way, the truth and the life. (I observed that Jesus was
mentioned in your melting pot, along with other spiritual quests/leaders,
but it is Jesus' teachings, with exclusivity, to which I am attracted.)
I don't mean to sound presumptious, David, but in a way, you seem to
be on a spiritual quest that I found myself exploring many years ago.
I examined other "great" teachers and their version of spirituality,
but my journey ultimately turned up empty-headed, vane, arrogant philosophy,
and deceived theorists/ideologists.
I believe with my entire being that I have (by the grace of God) found
the truth: the truth of Holy Scripture. I embrace it with all my heart,
and worship the Triune God: The Father (righteous and holy), the Son
(Jesus--the creator of the Heavens and the Earth), and the Holy Spirit
(our comforter and guide) -- with all my mind, soul, and strength. In
this, I have found relationship, not religion. I talk with God and He
talks to me. Real conversation. I can't wait to know Him more, and more,
and more. He is my best friend. As I understand His character and faithfulness,
our relationship grows and my faith and trust in Him increase. It just
keeps getting better and better. He has given me a future and a hope!
The Bible says that if we seek Him, we will find Him. If we draw close
to Him, He will draw close to us. That "we shall know the truth
and the truth shall set us free."
My hope and prayer for you in this directional and time change, is
that you will find truth and peace, and that it will satisfy your soul
beyond measure. My very best wishes go out to you.
--- Liza Christian, Oregon
NURTURING A DIVERSE ONLINE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY
I feel as so many others do, that we are starting to flog a dead horse.
There are surely people like me who are just now buying a kerosene heater
and big water filter, but I've saved my past issues of the Y2K Report,
so I still have access to the suppliers you've recommended.
But I also think it's probably not the right time to return to your
previous format, researching the validity of various spiritual paths.
Something else is called for now.
This strikes me as a good time to have a collaborative format, now
that we've become a large group with regular communication. You've created
a community here, which is what we've all been talking about as being
of paramount importance. Maybe you can write your wonderful, uplifting
stories on a spiritual theme, and we can offer you our similar stories
and inspirations. Your reports could be your re-written versions of
all of our stories and dreams.
I still love David LaChappelle's Dream website (http://www.tidesofchange.org/dreamsof.htm),
and think it's important, although not too many have contributed to
it yet. I believe that our dreams have as much substance as our waking
lives -- it's just more etherial substance. A regular sharing of our
dreams -- the ones that relate to society and the world and coming changes
and evolution/development -- could be nourishing to us all. I suspect
that those who have never been too interested in dreams would quickly
be fascinated by a regular reading of a "Dream Chapter" in
Continuing on this theme of nurturing a diverse online spiritual community,
what about chapters in your reports that really help us feel like a
community in deep ways? For instance, one chapter (whatever your term
for chapters would be) could be your uplifting stories, and the re-written
versions of the uplifting stories others have submitted. Another chapter
for dreams that we all submit. Another chapter where people can submit
their spiritual goals and the affirmations or prayers they might want
to share. Another chapter for Y2K stories and suggestions and questions/answers.
Or maybe a Y2K question/answer chapter, with us submitting questions
and you/others answering them.
So those are my suggestions. Hope it helps as you reform your baby
into a more mature community publication. Good luck!
--- Bonnie Willow, Colorado Springs, Colorado
THE TIMING COULDN'T BE BETTER
I finally got around to reading your NHNE Update 57 last night, and
have been thinking and pondering ever since. I want to apologize in
advance for the length of this letter, as I know that I have a tendency
You asked for input on your change of focus -- for me, I think it's
an excellent move and the timing couldn't be better. I am concerned
deeply about what is coming (whether it's Y2K, or something else, I
don't know). However, from reading your weekly Y2K updates and other
articles on the subject, what it boils down to is that we are on our
own. I don't believe the government or big business is going to "come
clean" -- they will continue to tell us what they want to and sweep
the remaining pile under the rug. Although the updates are important,
they all basically send me the same message -- prepare, and read between
I came across your website by accident a little over a year ago. My
husband and I had watched a program on TV about prophecies, and I decided
to do a little bit of research on the Internet a few days later. I entered
one of the prophet's names on the search engine, and scrolled down through
the hits, and there was NewHeavenNewEarth. Your name intrigued me, and
I was immediately hooked.
I have always struggled with my spiritual side. While in my teens,
I was deeply involved in exploring that side of me -- I practiced yoga
and meditation, I was a vegetarian, I could see auras without difficulty,
and continually shocked my parents with dreams that became reality.
I had numerous encounters with spirits -- both good and evil, on a routine
basis. My father was transferred to North Carolina, and I lost touch
with my spiritual side. Fast forward twenty five years. I am now trying
to get back on the right path, but it is a constant struggle.
I am the mother of three young children (two, four and five years old),
and also have my elderly mother-in-law to take care of. Two years ago,
my sister, brother, parents, and my husband and I all pooled our resources
and bought an old tobacco farm in upstate North Carolina. My sister
and parents are now living up there, and we hope to move within the
next year or so. We have a lot of elbow grease to do on this house before
it's ready to put on the market, so who knows when the magic day will
My husband, Craig, and I yearn for a simpler, more meaningful life.
A life that has purpose. A healthy environment to raise our children
in, surrounded by people that feel the same way we do, and that we can
trust. Most people would look at what we have now and say, "Are
you nuts? You're going to give all this wonderful STUFF up for a farm
in the middle of nowhere? What about your career, your nice house on
the good side of town, blah blah blah...?" They just don't understand,
and probably never will. Materialism is their god.
After reading your newsletter last night, I have been doing a lot of
soul searching. It's time for me to make a commitment, and really work
on getting to where I'm supposed to be. I don't know why, but I'm drawn
to your organization. Your articles are very thought-provoking, and
hold a lot of meaning for me. I always enjoy getting on your website
and reading new things, but my computer is as slow as molasses in January,
and I end up getting very frustrated because my "non-Mommy, non-Daughter-in-law"
time is limited. I have very little patience with machines, and have
threatened my computer with a hammer more times than I care to admit
(probably why it's so slow).
I want to help NHNE. However, I don't have the financial resources
-- I wish I did. But I do have a brain that works on occasion, and can
be very creative for stretching the budget when pressed. In thinking
about your organization, it seems to me that you should consider adding
some more eggs to the basket for funding. I don't know a thing about
the regulations governing non-profit organizations, so these ideas may
be completely out of the ballpark, but here goes!
1. A printed newsletter (bi-monthly or quarterly) that people can subscribe
to that do not have access to a computer, with a selection of your articles
and news. I know of a few people that would probably be interested in
this, that do not have Internet access.
2. Offering small booklets with related articles and essays for sale.
3. An ongoing used book sale, with books donated by members.
4. Members donating their time, service or expertise. For example,
an attorney donating his usual fee or a portion of it for work performed.
Now here comes the rub, where I jump off the cliff (so to speak). I
would be willing to coordinate the used book sale idea, or something
similar. I have a handful of books that I can donate, but don't know
right off the top of my head which ones I'd be willing to part with.
Probably a few on Nostradamus, and that sort of thing.
You ask how NHNE has affected my life. My time is precious to me, and
I haven't offered any of it to anyone outside of my family for many
years. Time is more valuable than money to me. I can't think of a better
way to say it, but I am offering my time to your cause because I believe
in what you are doing and want to see it grow.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to ramble. And thank you
for coming in to my life at a crucial time.
--- Lisa Evers, North Carolina
BACK TO THE THINGS THAT TURNED ME ON
Now you're finally back to the things that turned me on to begin with.
I really like the idea of global communication inside areas where we
only get media coverage (eg, Kosovo).
I'll be sending some money soon. Thanks.
--- Dianne Brannen
I WON'T MIND THE SWITCH
Yes, I have enjoyed the weekly newsletters, and yet I won't mind the
switch from Y2K focus to more community development including individual
spiritual evolution. And I'll be interested in participating in some
forums and discussions.
For example, for a while I wondered if my dreams were excursions into
the lives of other people who somehow beckoned Providence for assistance,
perhaps in their emotional desperation or crisis panic, and I came onto
the scene somehow. Not so much that I was a helper-agent, but more that
I seemed to inhabit another's body or mind for a brief period, assisting
them to make more rational or centered choices, like during a particularly
vivid drive-by shooting in some ghetto/urban scene, one of the earliest
such dreams. It may be that they were just subconscious musings on the
daily news, but it didn't feel like it, and I don't watch the news much.
Another thing I'd be interested in you sharing among us is individual
visions or meditative inspirations, and our cumulative predictive and
clairvoyent/audient experiences. Any chance of this?
--- Donna Daniel, St. Johns, AZ
P.S. I sent our Heartfelt Joy newsletters, from St. Johns, AZ, and
haven't heard back from you. Are we in this journey together, or are
you committed to being the oldest, most and best with exclusionary self-interest?
I'm not annoyed, just disappointed. Seems like the New Earth will involve
inclusion and collaboration, don't you think?
>Another thing I'd be interested in you sharing among us is individual
>visions or meditative inspirations, and our cumulative predictive
>clairvoyent/audient experiences. Any chance of this?
We may be able to tackle this in the future. Right now, a few other
areas seem more pressing.
>I sent our Heartfelt Joy newsletters, from St. Johns,
>AZ, and haven't heard back from you.
We receive lots of information information via email and regular mail
that are sent to us by all kinds of folks. Unless there is something
unusually compelling about the material and/or we've been alerted in
advance and are on the lookout for it, we simply don't have the time
read and respond to everything we are sent.
>Are we in this journey together, or
>are you committed to being the oldest, most and best with exclusionary
>self-interest? I'm not annoyed, just disappointed. Seems like the
>Earth will involve inclusion and collaboration, don't you think?
If you read our material carefully, our current Y2K Reports as well
other publications from the past, it is obvious that we regularly
collaborate with a wide variety of organizations. But, as I mentioned
above, it is very difficult to keep up with everyone... -DS]
I APPRECIATE THE THOUGHTFUL, ENGAGING WORK YOU DO
I have been on the list almost since its inception and appreciate the
thoughtful, engaging work you do. I am the skeptic's Skeptic, more Carl
Saganish than Art Bellish, and I STILL greatly appreciate what you are
--- Carl Carlin, Martinez, Georgia
TENACITY & PATIENCE
Thanks for the update. I admire your tenacity. Along with patience,
it is needed.
Regards and good wishes,
--- Lewis Levenson, Payson, Arizona
I AM THRILLED ABOUT YOUR NEW DREAM DIRECTION
I am so happy that when this email appeared in my in box this morning
that I took the present moment to read it all the way through. I must
admit, that due to the heavy traffic in my mailbox, I can't always read
your messages thoroughly. But this one I did -- I am so glad!
I am THRILLED about your new dream direction. For as long as I can
remember, I have been an over-active and vivid dreamer and have always
been aware of it and thankful for it. I recently even purchased one
of those "Dream Clocks" (http://www.now-zen.com/) so I could
remember and analyze my dreams even more. I am extremely interested
in pursuing this further, and will be ordering Taylor's book today.
As for the impact NHNE has had on me -- it is TREMENDOUS! I am happy
to be a supporter of your efforts and I return love and light to you
and your group with every email I receive from you. THANK YOU for making
such a positive difference. Carpe MOMENTO!
--- Diana Brock Makes, Postive Projections
BIG VENTURES TAKE BIG EGOS
from Steve Haag
"... we want to know, once and for all, who we are, why we are
and where we came from."
The "once and for all" part concerns me. These are big questions,
and part of the journey is living into their mystery. Our learning is
cumulative, but I doubt the once and for all will come anytime soon.
Do you really want it to? It may spoil the fun in the adventure if you
get to the end of all mysteries too quickly.
"...the projects never ended. There was always a new war, a new
famine, a new social, political, environmental, religious injustice
to tackle. It donned on me then, as it has donned on me a thousand times
since, that we needed to understand ourselves, and the deeper mysteries
of life, before we will be able to master the forces that continuously
upset our individual and collective apple carts."
Perhaps it is appropriate the ever-recurring themes for new incarnates
to try to take on. Is Monopoly ever done once and for all? Is there
one final family that will obsolete all possible families? I don't think
humans really want final resolve. They want to live into what appears
a meaningful story. And for there to be a story, there must not be too
"...end all human suffering."
That will come when we are beyond desiring, beyond lack of any kind.
But to be beyond these, you must be beyond process as well. Ironically,
if we're here for anything, we're here for process. To have process,
we must have things undone, things left to do, things to suffer along
"...another all-out search for the truth is long overdue. I also
know that such a search has never been attempted by humanity as a whole.
What would happen if it was? What would happen if even a small percentage
of the human beings now living on planet Earth joined together to unravel
the great mysteries?"
I think we're all doing this individually in our own ways and collectively
in all the ways we share. I don't think humans can help but puzzle over
"truth" and live into the unraveling of the great mysteries.
"...we now have the capacity to solve mysteries that have eluded
us since the beginning of time."
I think it was Isaac Asimov who said that the unknown will always outdistance
what we are learning, because change occurs faster than we can keep
up with. You'll solve some mysteries only to make room in your head
for recognizing more.
"He set his sites on solving life's fundamental mysteries and
then went where he was led."
I thought he set his sights on relieving human suffering. That leaves
many mysteries left unsolved. Wasn't "stop desiring" what
he came up with? And yet, that too is a desire. I guess what you're
really saying is "aim high and you'll go farther." Aim for
ultimate truth, and the truth you get along the way will be richer than
if you aimed for less? Aim for the absolute comprehension of all mysteries
and that is at least a step toward grasping some of them?
"1. What do you think about the change of focus I outlined above?
Do you feel good about us broadening and deepening our focus..."
I like the diversification aspect.
"Do you have other suggestions?"
Cut back on the self congratulations. It sounds canned and glib and
clichd. Don't you just hate having to sell yourself? Tie you up in a
pretty yellow bow, and hope someone will buy you. It gets to feeling
like too much of a pat on your own back. It's distracting. You remind
me of that Theobald guy who's saving us all in his own head, while posing
as this great collective integrator. You've created your own limelight.
It's been done. Do we have to resort to the same old song and dance
in new get up? "Jump on my bandwagon as we race to the end of all
mysteries together with me at the helm as your fearless leader!"
That's what I hear. I guess all big ventures take big egos. Vigor of
pretense strikes again. Maybe I don't like it because I keep seeing
how thrown I am to this sort of theme. Are we all the main hero in our
"2. How has NHNE affected your life? Have we made your life better,
fuller, deeper, richer, safer, or just been a thorn in your side?"
I admire your sloothing and the order with which you reconstruct the
news, which is a more refreshing news than what we've allowed to be
sold to us Yellow Journalism subscribers. I feel better informed for
it, especially with all the Y2K coverage... I guess I question the collectivization
of innumerable folks all pooling in their insights. It seems unwieldy.
How many ways can we line up 23 letters of an alphabet into lines of
symbols in order to get to, what, that place where we won't need them
any more because we've all gotten to enlightenment? We're all just processing
symbols for the sport of it. And you've put this spin of importance,
as though the right collection and digestion of symbols will make us
whole. It's just symbol swapping for fun and amusement, while the ocean
of unqualified completion eludes us because we're busy eluding it.
But, you know, you owe it to yourself to have a good story. It's just
funny how you've painted yourself as the ring leader/hero, and the Great
Mysteries get to be the "evil" to overcome. Not sure what
to offer you as an alternative. We're one in a great Shiva dance of
unions and diversions. And behind the diversions, there is the One we
all connect in. It's only a story because we've set it up that way;
and "God" lives through the stories we invest ourselves in.
If you feel you're being true to the story your meant to invest yourself
in, then I've got nothing to say. You're there. That's as much resolve
as you need, resolved enough to continue on "into the Mystic."
Did you know that to "sacrifice" is to make sacred? From
that context, I wish you much personal sacrifice. The joke is, you're
Maybe we're just trying to improve on the same old stew. Theme and
variation, what else is there? And how real is the duality?
--- Steve Haag, Flagstaff, Arizona
[I dealt with most of the issues Steve raised in his letter at the
beginning of this report, but I wanted to clarify my/our goal of unraveling
the great mysteries of life.
Steve asked if I really wanted to solve the big mysteries "and
spoil the fun in the adventure." Absolutely, but I don't believe
that solving them is going to spoil anything, or make the adventure
any less fun. I want to know what makes this world tick so I can decide
what kind of things I want to experience, rather than have experiences
just show up on my doorstep whenever they darn well want to with me
scratching my head wondering where they came from, and why.
And, no, I do not expect that we are going to unravel all of the big
mysteries in our lifetime. But I do believe we are going to start laying
the groundwork for future generations to do so. If souls want to keep
frolicking in the created universe, with little or no desire to understand
what the whole shebang is about, that's fine with me -- and no doubt
fine with the universe. But I want some answers. And I want them because
I believe they will make me, and whomever else is interesting in seeking
them out, better, happier, healthier, more deeply satisfied human beings.
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