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  1. David Doyle
    August 7, 2014 @ 5:11 am

    You are ridiculously enjoyable to read and to listen too!

    Your incessant sensibility where the rubber meets the road at the pivot point is always timely and helpful.

    It is unfolding for me and your reminders are often just what I need to move back to Conscious Awakeness. It is exactly as you describe and the it takes some getting use to.

    I turn 60 this month, have a 7 year old son, a 7 month old puppy and my wonderful wife – and bills – and I am getting use to the world simply happening – I’m not in my way anymore – I have no shovels. (Some here and there – but they dissolve almost as fast as they appear and nothing resembles life and death imaginings anymore)

    Thank you once again for this wonderful letter showing up in my box this evening!

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 5:18 am

      Hey, David! Thank you so much for this! It was worth working late for!

      In joy, mostly,
      Fredness

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  2. Robbin Hayman
    August 7, 2014 @ 5:24 am

    “This THIS is our teacher.” Thanks for the timely reminder of the right perspective. Great post.

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 5:34 am

      Thank you so much, Robbin! I so much appreciate your unflagging encouragement. 🙂

      In joy, mostly, 🙂

      Fred

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      • Irene
        August 7, 2014 @ 10:33 am

        Dearest Fred-ness,

        This was definitely worth staying up late to write. Thank you, once again, for your authenticity, transparency, and clarity.

        “How do I heal this cancer?” is certainly the go-to question most of us would ask if given a diagnosis of cancer. However, the more effective question is, “How is this cancer healing ME?

        In the case of your client, it was a catalyst for awakening to her true nature. What a gift that cancer was! And, maybe the ability to recognize and receive the gift facilitates the healing of the illness . . . or not. The good news is that once you awaken to your true nature, it doesn’t so much matter whether the illness takes your body, because by then you know that a body is something you have and not something you are.

        Given that experience doesn’t happen TO us, but THROUGH us, we have to be in alignment with what we’re experiencing before we can experience it. There are no victims. We are powerful co-creators who can choose to pretend we’re victims . . . and even believe it for a while . . . but there are no victims.

        When I was raped with a shotgun to my head at age 24, I was in alignment with the experience. How do I know? I was there. I showed up for it. I’m the one who experienced it. And, while I wouldn’t wish the experience on anyone, I wouldn’t trade the lessons I learned for all the tea in China. Wait a minute. All the tea in China? Wouldn’t that translate into massive financial wealth? lol

        Einstein said something to the effect that the most important question we can ask is whether this is a friendly universe. I’ve answered that question: I am living in a benevolent universe where everything that happens IS for the highest good . . . whether I see it or not.

        In my book, Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead, I asked Jerry what happens to suicide bombers when they die. His answer made me laugh. But, after asking that question, I got down to a deeper one: if a suicide bomber believes his actions are for the good of all, but they’re really not, what then?

        Jerry answers, “Everything that’s done IS for the good of all because everyone involved has agreed to play their part and is fulfilling their agreement.”

        So, as Fred-ness, you had an agreement to play the part of a man challenged by alcohol who eventually awakens to his true nature. I LOVE that story line!

        I had an agreement to become aware of my loving nature by being born into a family in which I would grow up believing I was unlovable, inadequate and unworthy. Go figure.

        I am deeply grateful (mostly) for the opportunity to BE.

        What a Divine Choreography.

        Thank YOU, Fred-ness . . . for BEING.

        Irene Kendig

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        • Fred Davis
          August 7, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

          Thank you, Irene. As ever, it’s good to hear from you. I was raped when I was 16–I get it.

          In joy,

          Fred

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        • Joan Higgs
          August 8, 2014 @ 4:44 am

          Fantastic article, Fred, and Irene, your contribution is equally appreciated.

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          • Fred Davis
            August 9, 2014 @ 5:03 am

            Thank you, Joan!

  3. arlenez
    August 7, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    Hi Readers & Fred,
    This is for readers who want this definition without searching for it. I had to look it up. I love $30.oo words. Don’t you? Great Post!
    Love,
    arlenez

    anath·e·ma noun \ə-ˈna-thə-mə\
    : someone or something that is very strongly disliked

    Full Definition of ANATHEMA

    1
    a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
    b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative
    2
    a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
    b : the denunciation of something as accursed
    c : a vigorous denunciation : curse
    See anathema defined for English-language learners »
    See anathema defined for kids »
    Examples of ANATHEMA

    a politician who is anathema to conservatives
    ideas that are an anathema to me
    Maugham was not only prolific but also a best-seller, though snobs dismissed his work as middlebrow (a category that few people worry about in our day but that once was anathema). —Edmund White, New York Review of Books, 12 Feb. 2009
    [+]more
    Origin of ANATHEMA

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Arlene! LOL!!!

      Love,
      fred

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  4. Joe Kloss
    August 7, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    Thank you, Fred,
    Another beauty!…and one close to my heart after several years working in palliative care and hospice.
    There is such peace when we finally, and wholeheartedly, embrace “what is.” “This This.”
    You are master of plain and simple.
    We love it!… and you!
    Thanks again,
    Joe

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

      Hey, Joe! It’s great to hear from you. Thank so much for your ongoing support.

      All love,
      Fred

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  5. Carolyn Bralley
    August 7, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    Fred, this is beautiful! Thank you.

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Carolyn! Once in a while even a blind squirrel can find a nut. 🙂

      In joy,
      Fred

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  6. arlenez
    August 7, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

    Pasted your post on Facebook. Lots of people need to read this. How about submitting it to Evolutionary_Mystic Post

    Love,
    arlene

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  7. Fred Davis
    August 7, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    Thanks, Arlene. I’ll take a look at that. 🙂

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  8. Cheryl Shortridge
    August 7, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Fred, I love all your stuff. I was Awake & in the process of clearing when I found you but your videos & posts keep me on `track`. This one is no exception. Having had one `death` experience at 13 I have never been one of those people who avoids the subject or denies it`s existence. But having also been `Awakened` at that time & then in forgetfulness very soon after & for the next 40 years, I also know the value of “rock bottom” as a wake up call. And I`ve had plenty of those that were just swept under the rug never to see the light of day again (so I THOUGHT! Lol) This unit of Cherylness is being Unconditionally Loved by Isness. because what`s not to Love?? And that includes all the under the rug stuff. But holy cow I never imagined that stuff would be actual TREASURE!! Maybe that`s why I buried it in the first place…

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

      Thank you, Cheryl! I especially love the last two lines of your comment!

      In joy,
      Fred

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  9. Kathleen
    August 7, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Thank you for this post. I am doing all I can to reach a point of acceptance. I don’t want to live or die as a “hungry ghost.” The big issue I face right now has caused me to let go of all the little issues that used to concern me. This suggests to me that the “big” issue is probably just as easy to let go of, but I cling to it. And as a result, the suffering is intense and relentless. Someday, I know I will let it go. I wish that could be today.

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    • Fred Davis
      August 7, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

      Hello, Kathleen! Great to hear from you. We’ll be talking next week, but here’s some homework. 🙂

      In this short comment, you used the word “I” seven times. Now, there’s certainly nothing wrong with using “I”–I use it! But I wonder, who is the “I” of which you are are speaking? Check to see if you can find that I. No need to belabor it, just check. If what you find is nothing, rather than brush past it, go ahead and fall into that nothing. Simply rest and let the nothing take you. Sometime later, you might want to check again.

      It’s not that we actually expect to find an “I”. We don’t, and we won’t. Fall into that nothing again and again. That “no-thing” is Truth itself, and it’s exposure to clarity that clears us. I just heard through the grapevine that you’re doing great, which makes me smile from big ear to big ear.

      All love,

      Fred

      When you say, “I wish it could be today,” can you trace that back and find an owner to that thought? The reason that I ask is that the only thing keeping your from letting go today is the thought, “I will let go, but not today.”

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  10. Kathleen
    August 10, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    Wow, thanks, Fred. Your reflections, as always, are very helpful. I will practice finding the “I.” And maybe I can let go of the thought that I can’t let go of the thought. I really am looking forward to our session next week. :)K

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  11. Fred Davis
    August 10, 2014 @ 3:11 am

    Me too! 🙂

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  12. Alfred Koegler
    August 26, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    Great post Fred, as usual! 🙂

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