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23 Aug 2020 15:34 #354014 by Carlos.Martinez3
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29 Aug 2020 13:16 #354184 by Carlos.Martinez3
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01 Sep 2020 12:02 #354254 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I often wonder about what separates us.. there is so much hate, hurt, distrust, amd anger right now between everyone. I think that a Jedi would grow if they are focusing on character. Many people are hurting right now and making some poor choices because they are struggling to either express their pain or feeling as if they aren't being heard. This is where we need to show empathy towards others and to offer a hand or a hug. We are not what we do but how we do it.


A message from a buddy ... a non Jedi

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12 Oct 2020 14:27 #355282 by Carlos.Martinez3
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From “The Little Prince”

How can somemone own the stars? To whom do they belong, replied the business man grumpily? I don’t know , to nobody. Then they belong to me because I thought of it first. That’s all it takes? Of course, when you find a diamond that belongs to nobody, in particular, then it’s yours. When you find a item that belongs to nobody, it’s yours.


By Antoine De Saint Exupery

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21 Oct 2020 22:18 - 21 Oct 2020 22:21 #355521 by Carlos.Martinez3
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“Is Peoples” Plural - not possessive.





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Jim Henson has away with things for me- his worlds and ideas were no exception.
People’s is people’s.

"Hey. I tell you what is. Big city, hmm? Live. Work, huh? But. Is not city open. Only peoples. Peoples is peoples. No is buildings. Is tomatoes, huh? Is peoples, is dancing, is music, is potatoes. So, peoples is peoples. Okay?" - Pete (Louis Zorich), a Manhattan restaurateur, to Kermit the Frog, offering perhaps the best statement of life wisdom depicted in cinema, in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).

Taken from here
www.chronologicalsnobbery.com/2007/12/pe...uppets-take.html?m=1

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22 Oct 2020 13:16 - 22 Oct 2020 15:03 #355531 by Carlos.Martinez3
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During my Medic training in Ft Sam Houston, I kept what you call "spider wire" up my uniform sleeve for what was honestly, 4 hours. There was lots of book and PowerPoint time so there was very little physical stress during this time in my training. A Instructor slash Drill SGT
asked me to prove that I was a magician at at "any given time." He asked me to do a trick on command. I floated his CAB, which is a pin he had on his chest. The trick upset and astounded some. What every one did NOT know was that I had exhausted almost a whole roll of spider wire waiting for him to ask. The trick was ready every day till he called me.
I love the Modern day Magician. Sawing people in half and tricking people into thinking the impossible is possible. Its something I find just as fascinating as some works of fiction. (hint hint hint)
Today, The Amazing Randi has died. This man was amazing. He debunked much of what was considered..."mystical." I saw him in Reno during my time in the Army. There's a "secret" place the US Army stores things and its cell phone and T.V. and radio silence there. To get off the "rock," we decided to go to Reno. I cant gamble at all. My choice. I took in a show with, you guessed it, The Amazing Randi. He spoke very clear in character and did a few things so fast it looked, too easy. Most people missed the tricks. Then he began doing tricks differently. He had the grey beard and began to play the old man. Simple tricks were easily seen as he placed things in his pocket really obviously. It was a part of his act. I have a habit at looking at the audience often during movies and during shows. I was amazed because of the faces of the people. They were NOT impressed at this old man too slow to fool them, yet there was more explanation and instruction in his feeble character than there was in any book on magic you could ever find. The group I was with were in uniform so he called us to the stage and said a thank you for the service and handed me a coin. We said thank you and sat down. Its tradition to put the coin as Army in your pocket and go abut your business. When I returned back to the post, I changed and got ready for bed. To my surprise, the coin he gave me was the coin that was missing from a small concrete T-Wall commemorating joint service with another hospital. Both coins were missing from the statue.

He got me, he got us ALL on post. The trick was just for us. I am grateful to this day. No one can ever take that from me, except The Amazing Randi.
These clips are from different platforms and may expire. Not our platform - not our content. Its worth placing here because some things just need to be know as much as seen and said.



This one trick works on any one with what ever you use. Its a old school "elementary" trick. The "frequency" used is nothing more than what we call muscle memory. It works for balance as well. There were a brand of bracelets claiming to help with balance the same way. Its a basic illusion taught and learned next to the sliding finger trick in any magic shop and trade workshop. Try this. Now put this on or touch this and try it now. Ta-dahh!
What this guy did was make things evident.

tubitv.com/movies/479036/an_honest_liar

this link to this video was a good watch. In the end, the choice is always yours. Believe or to not-believe as much as it is to seek or not to seek. Hope this is a good tribute to some one who tries... THIS IS WHAT HIS TRY LOOKED LIKE. He tried every time to make you think differently. I know a few Modern day Jedi just like Randi and just as Amazing. Hope it at least opens eyes and minds a bit. Fare well good friend i never knew , yet knew more than my own good friends. The curtain has closed for the last time. Who will the stage show next? What will the next act bring?

Ladies and Gentleman - The AMAZING Randi...





( bow-exit door stage right)
Pastor Carlos

tubitv.com/movies/479036/an_honest_liar

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28 Oct 2020 16:33 #355745 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I consider myself a person born from the streets. I’ve eaten some good food from carts and some not so good slop passed as cuisine, most times a egg can blow my mind open but I am in thankful heart I learned to appreciate the noodles in a cup. No matter where I am, I am grateful for the ability to have and share a cup of noodles almost anywhere, with anyone willing. Cheers! Today I share with my son and my busy wife. When the mundane for me become the grateful and blissful, things can change.
Force keep y’all!
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26 Nov 2020 12:22 - 26 Nov 2020 12:40 #356509 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I can not express enough how grateful I am to this space. It is not a physical place I can walk into but on-line it is the place that keeps me coming back year after year. I keep growing and i keep learning. I think that THAT one thing right there keeps me coming back. That and a chance to turn back and help those who are in the same path as me. There is no magic here yet there is that spirit of Kin and learn. That is why I can keep saying I am learning, because yall keep teaching me. I am not the smartest guy in the world but my try is on. Its the try that makes this place so wonderful, full of wonderful things and wonderful people. I am glad to be a Jedi and a Modern day Jedi at that. I would do it again! Thats how i know this place is alive. I meet others who share and grow, just like me. I love meeting people here and sharing, it helps me remove me and become the Jedi I am proud of. Oh yes, here in my house we are glad for the Temple. Thank you for keeping me around and thank you for letting me sit in a seat that I can continue to share and grow right next to yall! So to those who help and to those who are the help, THANK YOU and Many BLESSINGS for the TIME and the EFFORT of this place!
I am better because of this place. Not because of the sticker or the name but BECASUE of the PEOPLE.
Thank you Temple - all yalll!

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07 Dec 2020 13:17 #356770 by Carlos.Martinez3
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As Pastor, my hope for this place is that we all come together but not in a hippy weird way, through the Force and through our connections. My hope is that as we share we all grow. My hope is that as we grow be continue to be lights for those who would want to share what we have found. Not just in the Hero's Journey of our studies and paths but in our every day life. My hope is that the word "mundane" becomes the word "everyday" in our minds and hearts in a way that its in the mundane we find the Force. My hope is that we can say "its in the daily" . My hope is that, that very word takes a break and we can all realize its the every day that we can be a part of, not tomorrow or next week but it is my hope for all Modern day Jedi to be able to be in the present and, ready for life. No one can be fully ready for everything. NOPE. We can cultivate more than just mundane. My hope is we as people and humans release the Human Potential and inherent worth in every one of us. My hope is that we have hope and so much more than just the first step but the rest of them as well.
My hope is that Modern Day Jedi realize what a gift they are to the world and just THEM BEING THEM. That's ok too! Thats a part of everything as well, you!
My HOPE for this place is YOU.
What a nice thought
Hope
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15 Dec 2020 15:06 #356928 by Carlos.Martinez3
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