Friday, March 20, 2009


A friend who’s on Facebook wrote: “Every time I see the friend request I think of Mr. Rogers and his song: “Won't you be, won't you be, won't you be my neighbor?”

I really enjoy Facebook. It’s like a virtual front porch! I can sit on my swing, sipping my beverage of the moment, and observe the neighborhood, calling greetings and sharing stories with my neighbors. With FaceBook, I am getting to know many people at a deeper level. I’ve received so much inspiration. I have reconnected with many friends.

While I was writing this, I remembered a section of Marlo Morgan’s book “Mutant Messenger.” Marlo was on a walkabout in Australia with some aboriginal people who considered themselves to be “Real People” … and they walked in silence for hours. At the stopping points she would hear bits and pieces of conversations that seemed to have been carried on during the walk. Marlo asked one of the women how this could be, and the woman told her they communicated mentally, that they didn’t always have to talk out loud. Marlo was surprised and wondered why it was so easy for them to communicate this way, and considered difficult, even a little airy-fairy, for the western cultures. The woman told her it was because nothing was blocked by secrets. No one lied.

Facebook is making it difficult to have secrets. We’re learning to be more transparent and more accepting. We’re also learning to be more conscious of what we are saying as not only will everyone be able to read it, but we might get called on our stuff!! And that’s what good neighbours do, isn’t it - support us while we’re going through our stuff, yet gently keep us in line?

FaceBook is a microcosm of the macrocosm of the collective consciousness. The world is getting smaller. Neighborhoods are getting bigger. There are neighborhoods standing alone, and ones that overlap. There are ones I want to live in and ones I prefer not to. And it’s all good – because it’s all God. “Won't you be, won't you be, won't you be my neighbor?”


Recognizing there is no place where God is not, I delight in living in God’s neighborhood. This Neighborhood is an infinite field of creative potentiality. I am empowered and enlivened by this neighborhood. I see my Self everywhere I turn.

I am grateful humanity is awakening to its spiritual magnificence. I am grateful to be alive in these exciting times. I am grateful to be a part of the architectural corps that is creating this new world. I choose now to be consciously aware of always telling the Truth, and living an authentic life. I choose to love my neighbors as I love my Self.

I release these words knowing they are so, and so It is.