Saturday, August 26, 2006


As the Native Americans reminded us; "No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves."

FREEDOM FAN SAID: "Ms. Cornell I know you are a woman of faith, who advocates turning the other cheek and loving your enemies as Christ taught, but while that represents a beautiful ideal, I do not find that a workable solution for dealing with the world's evil."

MY ANSWER: If not now, WHEN? When will we use our principles? When will we try the one thing God commanded us to do? There's always an excuse not to trust Christ's command. But you are ignoring the divine principle which governs the universe. God is love. We are commanded to love one another, ESPECIALLY when the enemy is as grim as this enemy. You are completely ignoring the spiritual principles God gave us. And if we actually stopped making the enemy so powerful with our obsessive focus on him, and go about God' business of creating a beautiful, clean, proserous safe world for our children -- focusing on God, love and beauty, the enemy would never have any power over us. It's our attention to him that makes him bigger. WHAT YOU FOCUS ON GROWS.

These simple metaphysical principles are the absolute answer to all the strife in the world and in our personal lives.

IF NOT NOW, WHEN? When will fundamentalists of every stripe, get it?

Standing up to evil, renouncing it, and seeing the Christ Truth in your fellow man, no matter how deceiving appearances are, is the key. But to retaliate on the level of engaging in fear-based obsession and magnifying the enemy, only makes the "enemy" larger. This is a spiritual law. Violence against innocents on the hopes of killing militants, is always wrong. There are much more clever and thoughtful ways of annihiating an enemy and it starts in your thought about them. They diminish when the nations of world unite to reduce their power. Not by creating more violence! We are feeding the violence and darkness by fighting it. We are giving it more power. But it has no real power. Just like darkness has no power of its own. LIght is an actual source of energy. Darkness is the absence of light.

Blessing your enemies is the divine law, the Christ Truth, and never fails to work when applied properly.

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you...

"For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Don't even sinners do the same? what merit is there in that?

To return love for hate, now that is the right way. That is truly holy.

Anyway, it's hard but every single time I think hateful thoughts about Muslim terrorists, or George Bush or intolerant "Christians" I turn my thoughts to love. The hardest people to do this with are ex-friends and family.

It works, even if you can only do it 9 times out of 10. It changes everything.

Why do people keep arguing about God when God is simply love? Who can argue with human kindness? Asking to prove God is like asking to prove you love your kids. Love is actually the energy of our focused attention on good, which is another definition for God. You can be attractive even if you're not "good looking" because if you radiate love, you attract people. This energy is molecular. Einstein's Unified Field therefore is love, which is God. Science proves God; the two are not mutually exclusive.

The concept of loving our enemies is the entire point of Christ's mission. That and his healing "miracles," (which he told us we are all supposed to be doing, and which are another form of NOT FIGHTING OUR ENEMIES -- our thoughts of disease, our thoughts of shame, guilt, anger, regret. To focus on people who hate us or want to kill us, or to focus on what we don't have, or on a disease in our bodies, is "embodying" our enemy, giving it life.) Christ's miracles have been buried by pharisaical, fundamentalist thought. These healings are actually based on natural law.

Also, to allow the terrorists to define our lives for us, to "hop" to their commands and live in fear of their threats, is to give them too much power.

Christ's "new law" in the New Testament was revolutionary! Moses' laws were the "thou shalt nots." Christ brought the Beatitudes (which mean "Blessings" and were all focused on a HIGHER LAW -- the law of LOVE, a spiritual way of dealing with life. "Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall inherit the earth or the kingdom...

Why don't' modern-day pharisees get it? Why can't they see themselves? Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Tom Delay, Tim LaHaye, Bush, Cheney, Coulter are bogged down in primitive eye-for-an-eye Old Testament thought. This will get us nowhere but to chaos and hatred.

We have to be progressive enough to realize life is spiritual. We must put our eyes on God and trust God in national and human relations. Fighting our enemies in preemptive strike, CHOOSING WAR is against God. How can they call themselves Christian and be so full of hatred that they would go out of their way to create enemies, torture, corruption and deceit? Why do they have such a sense of entitlement, of hoarding wealth? We, the American people, do not choose war. It is against everything our forefathers wanted. We need answers.

Thoughts rule the world. We can lift our consciousness above what the material senses tell us. Then we will see heaven on earth.

Act "as if" you really trust God, instead of fear-based human manipulations. If you really follow Christ, you will be able to stare a lion in the eye and he will back down.

For a "pro-life' culture the right-wing people on my main blog sure love death and war. They are reeking of hatred for their fellow man. They advocate more and more violence. It's such a strange hypocrisy, hating one's fellow man, sight unseen, and being willing to bomb innocent civilians in order to catch a few embedded "insurgents" in the name of Christ, yet willing to kill Democrats (as Ann Coulter advocates) over frozen fetal cells and embryos that will never become children.

Why do you think God put us all in different colors and tribes? So we can overcome the easy way: hatred for our fellow man.

It's easy to fight those who hurt you; the higher law calls on us to love those who hate us and seek to hurt us.

Then we will see miracles begin to happen in human relationships.

There are 1.5 billion Muslims. They want peace. Only fundamentalist extremists (in all religions) preach intolerance. To those who do so, look in the mirror.

Einstein did say "goodness, truth and beauty are laws in the universe" as is harmony. Play the piano and you'll hear it. Kiss your child and you'll feel it. Go outside and breathe in the sunshine while playing with an amazingly beautiful striped animal or a butterfly. Bring coffee to someone who thinks you hate them.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


"There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for." GANDHI

You can reach my Home page at: LYDIA CORNELL I am in the process of transferring over all my spiritual writings soon.

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

As the Native Americans reminded us: "No tree is so foolish as to have branches that fight among themselves."

I have the profound sense that we can touch God everyday when we are loving to others, especially those who offend us and disturb us, and especially those less fortunate. Have you seen someone's face light up with just one kind word? I have heard that at the moment of death, we transcend suffering - that it is removed. They did a study of people whose heads hit the tarmac after an explosion, and one woman who "died" and then was revived, said that she did not feel anything but went straight to the "light" as heaven embraced her. ** No one is going to hell by the way, unless their thoughts are already there and they are consumed with hatred for their fellow man.

I lived in Holland and visited Anne Frank's hiding place; it is so eerie to think humans can do this to other humans -- disparage an entire group of people and actually get the masses to believe that one race of fellow humans were vermin. We have to be careful not to do this with any group - including extremist fundamentalists of any religion. The tendency in this divisive culture is to lash out at each other, and I have been guilty as well when I speak of the religious-right. But this new breed of militant "Christian" has completely missed the point of Christ's teachings and turned many people off to Christianity in the process. And I believe they are partly behind our foreign policy and this rush to war. Zionism is also a form of idolatry: breaking the first commandment of Moses: "Thou shalt have no other Gods before me." Obsession with land or property to the point you would kill for it, or end friendships is very wrong. It defeats the whole purpose of life: Love your neighbor as yourself."

“ To learn that not only you suffer, but the other person also suffers, the other group of people also suffers… when you touch the suffering in other people you want to help, and when you want to help, compassion is born in you… you don’t suffer anymore, and you are motivated by the desire to do something, to be something for other people…and that is Peace. ”
~ Thich Nhat Hahn Zen Buddhist monk, nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless work to end the Vietnam War

We can have peace on earth if we all want it badly enough. We have to send love to our enemies right now. Peace in the Middle East is possible. I suddenly flashed on Middle Earth and Lord of the Rings.

I see it all happening according to our belief. We must take the spiritual key to life and use it now.

God is love, life, truth and this goodness is all there is. We must remember that Christ came to bring the New Law in the New Testament, and his Sermon on the Mount (The Beatitudes) bring the LOVE for our neighbor, our enemies, and for all mankind. The Old Testament brought Mosaic Law and the Ten Commandments, but many Christians today are not familiar for some bizarre reason, with Christ's actual words in the four gospels! This seems bizarre to me. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: Christ's teachings in the New Testament are all any Christian needs to know about getting along with others in the world. Fundamentalists are severely misguided by focusing only on the Ten Commandments, the "Thou shalt nots." Christ came to bring a higher law of "Love your enemy."

The greatest wayshower of all time is Jesus Christ. And the woman who proved Christ's healing power in an absolute science is Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. She teaches us how to heal the way Jesus healed, by Divine Law. It is not a mystery,but the Catholic Church buried these "miracles" and made humans feel they weren't supposed to heal the way Christ healed. But Jesus himself says: "And these signs will follow those who believe..."

This is the Comforter.

But Buddha had a wonderful mission, as did Gandhi, Lai Tse Tung, Dalai Lama, Emmet Fox, the minister from England who wrote the best book I've ever read on Christ: "The Sermon on the Mount" — the spiritual key to Matthew; Wayne Dyer; Viktor Frankl, Depak Chopra and "Conversations with God" author Neal Donald Walsch.


Gandhi dedicated his life to the wider purpose of discovering truth, or Satya. He tried to achieve this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. He named his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Gandhi found that uncovering the truth was not always popular as many people were resistant to change, preferring instead to maintain the existing status quo because of either inertia, self-interest or misguided beliefs. However he also discovered that once the truth was on the march nothing could stop it. All it took was time to achieve traction and gain momentum. As Gandhi said:

"The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction".

Gandhi said that the most important battle to fight was in overcoming his own demons, fears and insecurities. He thought it was all too easy to blame people, governing powers or enemies for his personal actions and well-being. He noted the solution to problems could normally be found just by looking in the mirror.

More to come....

One of the greatest contributions of Mahatma Gandhi was in the realm of ontology and its association with truth. For Gandhi, "to be" did not mean to exist within the realm of time, as it has in the past with the Greek philosophers. But rather, "to exist" meant to exist within the realm of truth, or to use the term Gandhi did, satya. Gandhi summarized his beliefs first when he said "God is Truth," but as typical of Gandhi, he evolved, later to correct himself and state that "Truth is God." The first statement seemed insufficient to Gandhi, as the mistake could be made that Gandhi was using Truth as a description of God, rather than the summative definition of the entire essence of God. Satya (Truth) in Gandhi's philosophy is God. It shares all the characteristics of the Hindu concept of God, or Brahman. It lives within us, that little voice that tells us the right thing to do, but also guides the universe.

The concept of nonviolence (ahimsa) and nonresistance has a long history in Indian religious thought and has had many revivals in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian contexts. Gandhi explains his philosophy and way of life in his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth. He was quoted as saying:
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


This blog is dedicated to spiritual growth and awareness. The Bible is still being written. It did not end, and the world will not end. Life is eternal and spiritual. We will see God when we ALL turn our hearts to love and see Love in each other. In other words, this is a spiritual universe and there is no substance or intelligence in matter. In this site, I will quote from the great wayshowers.

The Prince of Peace is the greatest way-shower of all time: Jesus Christ — because he overcame the false belief in death and showed us that the kingdom is within all of us. He told us to "take care of the least among us" which means THE POOR, the workers, the children, the homeless, the hungry.

He did not care if you believed in his flesh or personality; he commanded us to abide in love! "To love our neighbor as ourself; to love our enemies. TO NEVER FIGHT EVIL. Fighting ones' enemies is futile. God is Love. Other great way-showers are: Jesus Christ, Buddha, Gandhi, Lai Tse Tung, Dalai Lama, Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science; Emmet Fox, the minister from England who wrote the best book I've ever read on Christ: "The Sermon on the Mount" — the spiritual key to Matthew Wayne Dyer; Viktor Frankl, Depak Chopra and "Conversations with God" author Neal Donald Walsch.

Here are some comments from an earlier post:

Carl said...
I actually prefer Peter Cook's take on mistakes:

"Of course I learn from my mistakes! I keep perfecting them!"
7:44 AM

Steve said...
Hi Lydia,

Again you speak the words of TRUTH,and know that the key to human existance is the fundamentals of LOVE and TRUTH.

Jesus Christ is the core of all love and truth, and humans have to take HIS teachings to incorporate that love and truth into their own hearts and souls.

We all fall short of the glory of God, and that's why we get angry at things that upset us, but we have to find love and truth in life to overcome that anger.

Life today, doesn't compare to yesterday anymore, but even as tough as times might get, we still have to be focused on our 1 primary focus, and that is the LOVE and TRUTH, Jesus Christ taught us to begin with.