“The kingdom will not prosper if the king is becoming weak”

“The whole land is in desolation, for a land mirrors the condition of its king, inwardly in a mythological dimension, as well as outwardly in the physical world.  The cattle do not reproduce, the crops won’t grow; knights are killed; children are orphaned; maidens weep; there is mourning everywhere–all because the Fisher King is wounded.

“The notion that the welfare of a kingdom depends upon the virility or power of its ruler has been a common one, especially among primitive people.  There are still kingdoms in the primitive parts of the world where the king is killed when he can no longer produce any offspring.  He is simply killed, ceremonially, sometimes slowly, sometimes horribly, because it is thought that the kingdom will not prosper if the king is becoming weak.  The whole Grail castle is in serious trouble because the Fisher king is wounded.”

–excerpt from He: Understanding Masculine Psychology by Robert A. Johnson

St. Francis on doing the impossible

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jusepe de Ribera

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

–Saint Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1182 to October 3, 1226), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Wikipedia


Translators:  Mike Zonta, Hanz Bolen, Melissa Goodnight, Richard Branam

SENSE TESTIMONY:  Belonging, relatedness, connection, and acceptance is conditioned by family history

5th Step Conclusions:

1)  Truth is the only condition, the only conditioning, the only dwelling, the only dwelling place, all-accepting, all-agreeing, all-knowing and all that can be found out (all-history).

2)  All is One Infinite Singularity of Consciousness, the most fundamental and ultimate corresponding commonality — absolutely unconditional, and always timelessly Present, in every manifestation recognized and accepted as Such.

3)  Truth I Am is the only Power, the only Kin, brightly loving all, telling only a story of Infinite Value.

4)  Truth is the Essence: Assent Being the Familiar Narrative of belonging, relatedness, connectedness, acceptance, interconnected Open Ended System: I AM THOU, extensive Scholarly Synchronized Receiving with approval and satisfaction, this Completed effective performance, seeing, and determination completely built in.

All Translators are welcome to join this group.  See BB Upcoming Events.

“A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist.

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
   Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
   And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
   And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
   Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
   Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
   Find us farther than to-day.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
   And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
   Funeral marches to the grave.
In the world’s broad field of battle,
   In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
   Be a hero in the strife!
Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
   Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,— act in the living Present!
   Heart within, and God o’erhead!
Lives of great men all remind us
   We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
   Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
   Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
   Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
   With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
   Learn to labor and to wait.

Jesse Jackson on being better

“Make us better, never bitter.”

–Prayer by Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. Wikipedia