Rabbi Mark Shapiro. "A taste of Jewish mystic thought :The creation of the world and  how we are part of the action." The Jewish mystics had a fascinating view of how God created space for the world to exist, an unexpected (?) cosmic accident, and its challenging aftermath. This concept is not just esoteric; it contains clear  everyday wisdom for  teachers, leaders and activists.
    Rabbi Mark Shapiro, who for the third year is serving as Congregation Kona Beth Shalom's High Holyday rabbi, is a Reform (Liberal) Rabbi from Chicago.  He served Congregation BJBE in Glenview Illinois for 38 years and became its rabbi emeritus in 2000.  Rabbi Shapiro is not a scholar in Jewish mysticism (Kabbala), but has looked for ways to relate its more basic teachings to the ongoing life of the Jewish community.
    "End of month birthday party (for all September birthdays) and potluck after service. All are welcomed.

The 10:00 a.m. Sunday service is held on the makai lanai at Pualani Terrace in Kealakekua on the makai side of Mamalahoa Hwy. (Rt.11) just south of Kamagaki Market. All are welcomed. For further information call 329-2222 or see our web-site at Childcare is provided.
                                NEW THOUGHT CENTER OF HAWAII
    By providing a loving, accepting, non-judgmental community, we at NewThought Center of Hawaii create a sanctuary for the nourishment, development, and evolution of each person's unique spiritual path.
    The circle we sit in represents our inclusiveness and our equality. We have no minister. We take turns facilitating, and we minister to each other. In addition to sharing our own spiritual insights, we invite teachers from all wisdom traditions. We invite and honor such variety and in ourselves and in the world around us. We understand that no single source has exclusivity of spiritual truth, health and joy and that there is much to be learned from many of these sources.
    We gather every Sunday at 10 a.m. in Kealakekua at Pualani Terrace just south of the Kealakekua Library. You are invited to join the circle.                                                 Morty Breier pres. and board of NTCH.
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Sun. October 6 - Karen Lepere "What is Spiritual Relationship? What is Sacred Sex?" Tantra teacher and  Conscious Relationship coach, will lead interactive communication games and present possibilities for transforming intimate relationships into spiritual path.
    Karen Lepere, MA has served exclusively as counselor to women since 1985. In addition to formal education in psychology, she studied for eight years at the Relationship Research Institute, a Santa Rosa, California think-tank and trained in human sexuality at More University, Lafayette, California.
    Karen was initiated in Transcendental Meditation in 1966 and has sat with  many living spiritual masters, including H.H. Dalai Lama IVX, Sogyal  Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Tarthang Tulku, Gurumayi, Ram Das and Gangaji.
    Along with her husband, Karen is on the Board of Directors of the Tantra educational organization Celebrations of Love, and has been practicing Tantra for over 12 years.
    Karen's article titled "What is Spiritual Relationship? What is Sacred Sex?" will appear in the Oct.1 edition of the Hawaii Island Journal.
Oct. 13 Don Choquette. Chinese Gong Meditation.
Oct. 20  The Healing Power of Poetry and Music. Bring your favorite poem, story and song and perform it  for other  New Thought members.
Oct. 27 Mikahala Roy. Hawaiian traditions.


- DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office who put a tax on your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you  voted for then take the tax money, buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous.  Barbara Streisand sings for you.
- REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So?
- CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.
- DEMOCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. The government taxes you to  the point you have to sell both to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow, which was a gift from your government.
- BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, then pours the milk down the drain.
- AMERICAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the 2 cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses. Your stock goes up.
- SOCIALIST: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You're placed in a cooperative to tell him how to manage your cow.
- COMMUNIST: You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour.
- FRENCH CORPORATION: You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch. Life is good.
- JAPANESE CORPORATION: You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.  They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school.
- GERMAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You re-engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation  per year.
- ITALIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows but you don't know where they are.  While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good.
- RUSSIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You count them and learn you have  five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 12 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka. You produce your 10th, 5-year plan in the last 3 months. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.
- TALIBAN CORPORATION: You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which is two. You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.
- POLISH CORPORATION: You have two bulls. Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.
- FLORIDA CORPORATION: You have a black cow and a brown cow. Everyone votes for the best looking one. Some of the people who like the brown one best vote for the black one. Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither. Some people can't figure out how to vote at all. Finally, the Florida Secretary of State and a bunch of  guys from out-of-state tell you which is the best looking one.                                                         Via Barbara Concoby

- "We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."                     Maya Angelou, poet
- "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. that's my religion. 
                                                                            Abraham Lincoln from Bill Moyer's PBS program "NOW."
- "The universe is sending you the right everything.  You won't realize this until you fully show up in the situation the way it is.  In other words, whatever the circumstance, if you assume that the circumstance is perfect, then you live fully within that circumstance.  How can I be the best I can be within the circumstance that is already?"             Marianne Williamson via Sharman O'Shea
Michael Kinsley in Time Magazine essay titled "How to Live a Rational Life."
- "For most of us, airports are the only places where life has really changed since 9/11.
- "The steps we have taken to protect ourselves from terrorism are either farcically trivial or farcically excessive. Is there a rational middle ground?
- "...we are not doing too little about terrorism, we are probably doing too much...We can be skeptical about the warnings of terrorism "experts." They have a psychological or even financial interest in erring on the side of panic.
- "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."                                                      Carl Jung via Larry Morningstar

- "That which is not just, is not law."                     Wm. Garrison from "Civil War" on PBS
- "Those who ....  freedom, others do not.       Abraham Lincoln from "The Civil War on PBS
- "Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be only afraid of standing still."        Chinese proverb
- "When I rise up let me rise up joyful like a bird. When I fall let me fall without regret like a leaf."
                                                                            Wendell Berry Courtesy of Liz Randol via Larry Morningstar
- "The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.                     Jill Ruckelhaus
- "Manana is often the busiest day of the week."                                               Spanish proverb
- "To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent."                                                                                                       Robert Copeland
- "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."            W.A.Nance
- "The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."                                                                                                                               Ann Landers
- "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force . . .We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious  and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."
                                               Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning Father of Quantum Theory  via Greg Braden
- "The purpose of life is to be happy."                      Dalai Lama, recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
Write your quotations on the NewThought WhiteBoard  which awaits your words
of wisdom at every NewThought SundayService. Share your own, or the words of others. 
Every week in this section will appear one of the "50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites"  from"Yahoo/Internet Life" magazine's sixth annual list.
Just type in the film title and get a dozen reviews. 200,000 reviews of over 26,000 movies.
Websites to: feed a child; save a tree; save the dolphins and whales


One of the best raw resource online:

...and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in AMERICA

Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
for 6 a.m. While his coffeepot
was percolating, he shaved with his electric razor
He put on a dress shirt
designer jeans
and tennis shoes
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet
he sat down with his calculator
to see how much he could spend today.
After setting his watch
to the radio
he got in his car
and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day,
Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals
poured himself a glass of wine
and turned on his TV
and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job
                                                Via Sarah Kramer

SOUL CONNECTION, September 25, 2002 6p.m.-8:30.  You are invited to a "Gathering of the Souls" circle: FACILITATOR: Phan Nguyen. PURPOSE: Through the Native- American council process,  participants will share personal stories and soul yearnings in the true spirit of  community and will emerge with a deep sense of connection-a soul connection. LOCATION: Temple for the Wandering Souls at East Hawaii Cultural Center. BRING: Drinking water, floor mat, and pillow WEAR: Comfortable clothing.
- 18th ANNUAL CANDELIGHT PEACEWALK from grassy area at Huggos to Kailua Pier Sun. Sept. 29. Bring candles, flashlights, banners, strollers.  For information call Scarlett Bill at 325-5099

THE BIG ISLAND HEALING ARTS EXPO A Festival For Body, Mind & Spirit
Friday & Saturday ~ October 11 & 12, 2002  9 AM to 6 PM daily
Open to the Public and Free Admission Experience the BEST Hawaii has to offer in Holistic Health, Personal Development, and Positive Living!
Featuring:  Dr. John Gray "Mars and Venus on a diet:
                     Joan Ocean "Your Dolphin Connection"
                     Dane Silva "Integration of Multi-cultural Healing Arts" 
                     Joy Gardner "Vibrational Healing & Chakra Diagnosis"
Performing:    Manuel & Bernice Roberto 
                          Tony Selvage (electric viola)
                          Padma (Dance of the Sacred Body & Belly Dancing Lesson)
                          MYSHA & Friends (Folk guitar, percussion and voice)
                          Valerie Myles (T`ai Chi Narrow Blade Sword Demonstration & T`ai Chi Lesson
                          Shanawo & Renewo (Sacred Movement in Sacred Sound -
                          Oona McQuat ~ (Harp)
                          Lon Wallace & Morgan Ryan (conga & flute)                                                                               A Festival for the Body, Mind and Spirit featuring:
  • Hawaii Healing Arts Practitioners & Businesses
  • Showcasing Natural Therapies, Products and Services
  • Free Speakers, Lectures and Workshops
  • Healing Music, Entertainers, Dancers
  • Body Work, Readings, Fitness,
  • Wellness Solutions & Natural Products
  • A Lavish Healthy Food Buffet
  • Door Prizes                                                                                                                                           Sponsored by: Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort,, KBig Radio, Five Mountains Hawaii, Hawaii Island Journal and the Center for Alchemical Medicine. To volunteer, sponsor or inquire about booth availability please call 808-887-0044

Karma Yoga: Using Our Lives as a Path to God  with JAI UTTAL & GEOFFREY GORDON
A Weekend Workshop November 22-24, 2002 The Maui Prince Resort
Early Registration Incentive Available

CONTACT / IMPROVISATION / FREE FORM MOVEMENT & DANCE LAB.  Ongoing: Every Sat. 5:30-7:00 pm. "Contact/Improv is the beauty of natural movement combined with full communication."  
Learn to trust yourself as we explore a variety of ways to Move, Dance, Interact, and Play Cooperatively
This is an invitation to participate in an experiment, not to be taught a predetermined set of steps for performance. Anyone, at any experience level, can join in at any point.
    $7 at the door, (must join KTPS Performance Coop membership for insurance sake, $2 one time, $5 month, $15 year)
    WHERE: At KTPS Performance Coop in Kealekekua, located on Halek'ii Street, 3rd building on the right. (turn between the post office and the Tesoro gas station, towards the ocean)
    Dress comfortable, bring water in a closed container, no street or hard soled shoes.
    CONTACT: Saleena Ki': 322-6635
KONA DANCE JAM - Every Friday 8:00-11:30pm at KTPS Performance Coop in Kealakekua (see above). No alcohol, Smoke-free atmosphere. $5 at door, (must be member of KTPS Performance Coop, see above for details). Contact Saleena Ki at 322-6635.
What is a DANCE JAM?Dancing is such a joy and always fun when a group of people decide to get together and move with each other.  A dance jam can be a spontaneous gathering or a weekly event. This is for the sheer expression of joy and fun that can be had when dancing. A place to play, meet people, and enjoy moving your body.

From Gwenda Eliason
    This is for the New Thought Weekly. I am moving to Maui very soon.  I have taken
a position with an Edward Jones office there, and am looking forward to the move.  I will be
leaving Big Island October 5. 
    I will have a garage sale on Saturday, Sept 28 at 75-5822 Pelekila Pl. (For info call 327-9855.)
    I am wishing everyone a fond farewell, and want people to know, also, that there is a lovely
little apartment available on or about October 6 -- 2 rooms, one with a little kitchenette -- in
the downstairs of a two-story house, with Nancy Sweat, "the dolphin lady" as landlady.  She can be contacted at 329-3030.
1. Wise understanding. Realizing the cause of suffering.
2. Wise intention. Motivation-inspired by understanding-to end suffering.
3. Wise speech. Speaking in a way that cultivates clarity.
4. Wise action. behaving in ways that maintain clarity.
5. Wise livelihood. Supporting oneself in a wholesome way.
6. Wise effort. Cultivating skillful (peaceful) mind habits.
7. Wise concentration. Cultivating steady, focused,ease-filled mind.
8. Wise mindfulness. Cultivating alert, balanced attention.
                                                          as taught by Sylvia Boorstein

    In silence I listen for Spirit's guidance. I hear the whisper of eternity as it reveals
to me what and where and how I must go. I am in touch with wisdom. I willingly to
what needs to be done. I participate with gladness.      From Science of Mind magazine 

Thank you. I do appreciate the humor in your newsletters.  Saleena Ki



                                                             Aloha till next week
                                                           Jerry Rothstein, editor