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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LAYING AWAKE
vertical line Posted on Jan.28.2009 @ 07:47PM EDT by Rebecca

Ok so.... maybe we are millions of piecesof light and awarness,enclosed in a human spacesuit. That is at first a prison of desire,pain, and upkeep.

And our struggles keep re inventing and expressing, to counterbalance pure oneness.

A big cosmos circle that might otherwise disappear in a vacume.

Like, oneness/ needs fragments(us) to balance it

And when we stop struggling and let go, our purpose is complete and no longer serves its counterbalance.

Then we are free again.

And in this way it is always fresh and new


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Reply from shayne
Jan.28.2009
08:53PM EDT 
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nothing to struggle against.

nothing to let go of.

no oneness.

and we are each the cosmic circle.

you are the goddess.

i am the god.

nothing makes religions and these made up things besides us.

these thoughts give us away.

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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.28.2009
09:05PM EDT 
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vertical line whoah, what a believer you are shayne
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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.28.2009
09:05PM EDT 
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I was not speaking of religion.

And thoughts do give away the human

I struggle

I yearn

So its coming from somewhere for a reason.

Hi Shayne.

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Reply from shayne
Jan.28.2009
09:11PM EDT 
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I was not speaking of religion.

And thoughts do give away the human

I struggle

I yearn

So its coming from somewhere for a reason.

Hi Shayne.

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hey becky.

this yearning and this struggling is part of your essence.

im not saying its bad.

but does it stand in the way?

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Reply from shayne
Jan.28.2009
09:12PM EDT 
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Quote: "whoah, what a believer you are shayne "
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i have nothing to believe in save that which exists.

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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.28.2009
09:14PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

I was not speaking of religion.

And thoughts do give away the human

I struggle

I yearn

So its coming from somewhere for a reason.

Hi Shayne.

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hey becky.

this yearning and this struggling is part of your essence.

im not saying its bad.

but does it stand in the way?

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......... why is it a part of our essence?

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......... why is it a part of our essence?

And stand in the way of what?

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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.28.2009
09:17PM EDT 
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vertical line Yikes!
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Reply from shayne
Jan.28.2009
09:19PM EDT 
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well obviously these thoughts and feelings come from you.

and yearning and struggling for what is on your part?

what do you yearn and struggle for?

peace?

understanding?

what?

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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.28.2009
09:24PM EDT 
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well obviously these thoughts and feelings come from you.

and yearning and struggling for what is on your part?

what do you yearn and struggle for?

peace?

understanding?

what?

"Same thing you do
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Reply from shayne
Jan.28.2009
09:29PM EDT 
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well understanding is good.

and to be more understanding is good.

so i could assume to yearn for it.

but this takes more hacking away till you get to the essentials.

to me.....what is left is all that is....all that counts.

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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.28.2009
11:19PM EDT 
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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.29.2009
01:55AM EDT 
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vertical line Yikes!
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.29.2009
08:26AM EDT 
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Reply from boopoom
Jan.29.2009
12:41PM EDT 
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yo yo .... :)

love,boopoom

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