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How I became homeless

This is the second of three posts about entitlement:
07/12 – “Entitlement(s): Attitude and policy”
Today –
“How I became homeless”
07/26 – “When needs are met”

This is a long post. One may want to avail oneself of a navigation resource here.

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I don’t write about easy things.

At this writing, a more immediate question is how I’ve stayed homeless, which has prompted no small amount of anger and depression in recent weeks.  The short answer appears to be that I’ve stayed homeless the same way I became homeless.

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Give from abundance

I normally only publish on Mondays (comments on the news), Wednesdays (recycling old posts)* and Saturdays (substantial new pieces).  A couple things happened this morning that seem to me urgent enough to warrant an off-schedule post.

I’d invite e-mail subscribers to hold on to their e-mail copy of this post, and will explain why.

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Give from abundance  •  Out on a limb

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Stupid psychics, and other briefs

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“Lean not unto your own understanding”
Russell Simmons on silence and presence
Teresa Giudice update
“Enhanced interrogation” back in the news

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Exceptional horoscopes 11/07/17

It’s been some time since I’ve been in a position to pay any attention to horoscopes.

By accident, Sunday 11/05/17 I came across my horoscope for Friday 11/03/17:

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get priorities in order. A philosophical shift might be required to implement a positive change. You can now understand that improving the quality of your life is as important a goal as increasing your income and status.

This was right on, as will be evidenced by the forthcoming post, “Sales pitch.” (The link won’t work until the post appears, and right now I don’t know when that will be.)  An affirmation: when my horoscope is accurate, it normally means that, at the moment, I’m on the right track in life.

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About Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is the most thoroughly documented clairvoyant in history.

Typically, he would lie down on a couch as if to take a nap.  A “conductor,” normally his wife, would read certain directions to him.  Thereupon, he would begin to speak, from this sleep-like state, and answer questions that were posed to him.

In this state, he seemed to have access to an infinite storehouse of information. He spoke of things and concepts he could not possibly have had knowledge of in his waking life: chakras, kundalini, the titles and authors of obscure books, the names and addresses of health care practitioners whom he had never heard of, and who had never heard of him, in real life.

A secretary was normally present who would record everything he said in shorthand, and afterwards transcribe it on a typewriter.

Each of these discourses is called a “reading.”  More than 14,000 such “readings” are archived — and catalogued and thoroughly cross-indexed — at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, in Virginia Beach, VA, the organization that was founded for the study of his words.

The vast majority of readings fall into either of two categories: “physical readings” or “life readings.”

A “physical reading” involved a written request from some person suffering a physical ailment.  The person had to provide an address where he or she would be at the time the reading was to take place.  Cayce’s words in such a reading normally began with, “We have the body,” and then he would proceed to speak as if he were physically present with the patient in person.  He would examine the person’s physical body as with some sort of X-ray vision; opine about the nature and origins of the ailment; and prescribe treatment.  If the treatment instructions were followed as given, the patient invariably found relief.

A “life reading,” in contrast, involved an examination of an individual’s current life and supposed past lives, toward the end of understanding the issues and opportunities the person faced.  Cayce’s words in such a reading normally began with, “We have the entity,” “entity” meaning, in effect, “soul.”  He would proceed to set forth the astrological positions of the planets at the time of the person’s birth,(*) and then summarize each of the person’s lives, beginning with the present life and following with each preceding life, in that order.  Thus the words that came up again and again, “Before this, the entity was …”

This catalogue of previous lives was not presumed to be exhaustive.  The Cayce source concerned itself principally with those lives where events and issues occurred most pertinent to the events and issues the seeker faced today.  The Cayce source claimed that it got all that information about the person’s previous lives from “the Akashic records,” a supposed record “on the skein of space-time” of everything the entity had ever done.

On one occasion, after a life reading, Cayce gave a description of the dream-like experience he normally went through when giving such a reading.  That text appears in the next post here below.

Some of the readings use vague, disjointed, almost incoherent language, pretty much just what one might expect from any man talking in his sleep.  Most, however, are so cogent that one can hardly believe they came from a sleeping man.  He speaks lucidly and at times with passion about different aspects of the human condition; of episodes in Bible history, and the person and significance of Jesus.  Those readings have gained him an avid following.

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(*)In preparing for this post, I came across an excerpt from Amazing Randi’s Flim Flam that presumes to debunk Edgar Cayce completely.  By turns sarcastic and — sarcastic — Randi opines that many of the concoctions Cayce prescribed were probably noxious, and that many patients would likely have gotten better without following Cayce’s directions at all.  It came to me:  anyone wanting to confirm or disconfirm Cayce’s accuracy could easily do so by checking the astrological information present in each life reading.  The subjects’ birthdates are all in the record.

Self-management in the face of depression

I am extremely depressed this morning.  This may be a “monthly.”  I find myself hyper-self-critical; ready to take anything someone may say the wrong way; ready to snap.

I’m dealing with various issues in various places that may help explain it, but as opposed to engaging in excuses or blame, I need to deal with what is.

I was in Dunkin’ Donuts at 9:00 and chose to check the library schedule for this week; to chart out what days I would go to the library and what other days I would go to church.

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D.C. leasing winter space in motels for homeless families

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35,000 Walruses Are All Crowded Together In One Spot — And It Signals Something Ominous

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