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If you could do one thing, and knew you wouldn't fail, what would it be? Why?

lt holdenI'd jump off the Empire State building—because I'd be famous!

Holden Tunheim
Santa Cruz | 4th Grade









lt jamieFly an airplane, I've never done it before. I think that would be fun.

Jamie Jones
Santa Cruz | Teacher











lt cordeliaI'd restructure the whole way the earth is organized and people on it and make a more sustainable way of humans living on this earth.

Cordelia Wolfe
Santa Cruz | Rock-climbing Instructor










lt paulSolve global warming. Because I think that’s the main challenge for humanity if they’re going to save the planet for future generations.

Paul Andrews
Santa Cruz | Retired Journalist











lt jesseOn a broad level it would be great for the world and the people in the world to be health conscious and for the health of the earth to be preserved, and everybody in it. On a personal level, I'm a musician, so it would be great to bring beautiful music to everybody and have an audience.

Jesse Hoffmann
Santa Cruz | Graphic Designer

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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