dispatch "Let us, you and me, pray for peace and let us make our hearts fit to accept it when it comes. Let us make our intellect, and our soul, and our will and our feeling ready to receive it and embrace it even before it comes. Let us in the stillness of our own soul go back to that ineffable Presence which is Peace and proclaim It even in the midst of confusion - that peace which is the power at the heart of God."
- Ernest Holmes

Criminal Court
April 16, 2024

I'm glad one of the former president's criminal trials has started. Besides the criminal bookkeeping he allegedly used to pay off women, it was also election interference. These women and their claims could have wrecked his election. One had an affair with him when Melania was pregnant and he got together with the other one when Barron was just born.

This man has hopped from one woman to the next all his life and was not loyal to any of them. Maybe certain kinds of women will agree to put up with that if money is involved. Some women accept the man the way he is because they are in love.

To most women behavior like that in a partner would be humiliating. Love and marriage are absolute. Don't marry a man for his money and don't tolerate adultery.

Prayers for Peace
April 5, 2024, edited April 16

As we grew up in a violent world we have learned to react with violence when we feel frightened or betrayed. Please lead us to the trailhead of the peaceful introspective path. We can stop fighting now. Please put your egos away old men. You cannot take us back to the Middle Ages. Humanity marches forward to save our planet for our children and their children.

Our prayers for those who have died or had their lives turned up down. We live in bad times in many respects because of the increase of ignorance and fear. Let us stop burning books, let us stop banning books. Books can't hurt you, just offer advice and explain things to kids. Let them learn to decide for themselves, based on what interests them. Everybody has their favorite kind of book.

Women and children have suffered at the hands of angry men who want power and territory. Lead us into a matriarchal world where men do their part and women do their part and it leads us back to the Garden of Eden where women were respected and not automatically blamed for Adam to lose his real estate, as Mark Twain would put it.

Lift up women because it's a difficult time for us. The people shutting down healthcare for women should be ashamed.

I pray books become more popular and every good book gets a good readership. We need to understand our history and learn how the government works and feel inspired to run for office or help organize people to vote. You could be the person who answers the phone to explain how it works.

Pray about what we're doing to the earth. It gets worse every day. I pray we can stop this fighting and plant trees. Places will need different trees to survive in the new climates.

Modern Art and the Cold War
April 6, 2024

I for one believe in America and always have. I've diagreed with things at times and went to peace demonstrations and took part in a lot of that. I've also studied history. One really cool thing about us is this story: Was Modern Art Really a CIA Psy-Op?

Over the years President Biden has gradually turned away from his conservative early politics. It's a good thing to mellow with age. We can only save our planet if we come together. So that's what we need.

The people trying to overthrow the American government should be ashamed of themselves. They get the chance as a human being on Earth and what do they do with that precious gift? They ruin other people's lives. So in the case of the former president I see it like a series of trials . . . he can face this trial, or postpone the other trial, and so on. But if consciousness survives the death of the body, he could face his trial there, where things could be better or worse than here. So good luck.

"It is too late, he drags me down; I sink, I sink, - my soul is lost forever!" - Macbeth's last words

Speaking Out Against the Trump Bible
March 29, 2024

In Holy Week this year the former president announced his new enterprise to raise money: he made up a highly altered version of the Bible. This Bible blends religion with politics, breaking down the separation of church and state we have long observed here in America. Sure there are lots of Christians in America, but we do not equate the Bible with Americanism.

The new Bible includes the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Pledge of Allegiance, and an American flag.

This is an insult to Christians who are not American and Americans who are not Christian. The most difficult part of this spectacle is that not one Christian spokesperson has said anything about it.

The former president worked hard to cause chaos and increase hatred among Americans, and now he's after the Christian religion. Beware.

I'm a Christian, born into an honored lineage of Lutheran preachers including Rev. Carl Runge (1859 - 1956 - St. Paul's Church, Hanover Township, Iowa) and Rev. Peter Heinrich Dicke (1822 - 1911 - pioneer missionary in Northern Wisconsin). So on behalf of my ancestors who are likely rolling over in the graves, I want to speak for them and criticize this fake Bible. It's slander, it's misguided, and it's a disaster for Christianity.

Best Way to Worry
March 16, 2024

The best way to worry is to break up the chore with friends so you don't have to do it all the time. For one thing worrying and feeling frightened doesn't do any good. But still, with the headlines we've been seeing and the bias of TV news, it's scary to think we could end up imprisoned in tyranny like Russia or Hungary.

Plus, it would be a waste of energy to worry all year long because that could suppress the vote. We need to live our lives over the next months as the mainstream media Sirens try to pull us into their visions of doom. We have a good chance of winning so we need to remain positive. The majority of voters want America to remain a free country that respects laws, institutions, and civilization in general.

To make it through the duration, set up a schedule where you go over your concerns for an hour a day, maybe right after breakfast. Think everything through, then pray or concentrate to visualize a good outcome. Jot down any good ideas that come to mind. Then let it go until the next day. This way you will have twenty-three hours to feel okay, appreciating your life and people you meet; getting your work done, and relaxing.

If you have like minded friends and you don't have time to worry for an hour a day, maybe you and your friends could take turns worrying. Like one person could worry on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and worry hard for an hour, then pray or visualize a better outcome. Then you could take weekends, and maybe one more person could take the other two days.

Gratitude for People Who Work for Change
February 28, 2024

Thank you for going out of your way to collect signatures on abortion rights petitions. Thanks you to the people who send me these thousands of texts and fundraising emails even though I have to keep erasing. I admire people who work for change and I love to live in a place where the votes of citizens count.

I've gone knocking on doors and collecting signatures on occasion. But my gratitude goes to people who are working this election year. We must support them. If you have the time but not the money: volunteer. If you have the money but not the time: donate to the candidates of your choice at actblue.com. Even if you just donate $8 it counts toward their goal to attract more small donations. Now in 2024 we see people fixing roads and bridges and we cannot take this for granted. We actually need more Democrats because we can get more done and there is much more to do. We are moving forward thanks to the know-how of a leader who has experience at his job. I mailed in my ballot for Biden yesterday! and I look forward to the future.

Year of the Wood Dragon
February 10, 2024

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Surrealist News Endorsements
February 1, 2024

We support both Taylor Swift and President Biden. We support voting for Democrats all down the ballot because it's dangerous to give power to Republicans right now.

When I was born, the president was Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a Republican. However, he did not campaign for a dictator as today's Republicans do. President Eisenhower was an honorable man who cared for Americans. He was a decorated veteran of World War II.

The Republican party has moved so far to the right since the Eisenhower administration. If Eisenhower was around today he would look like a liberal Democrat.

This is why we endorse both Taylor Swift and Democrats.

2024: A Pivotal Year Ahead
January 13, 2024

I've studied the I Ching since the 1960s and wrote my own version of the I Ching in 1994. Since that time I've worked on revising the manuscript and posted it on the Internet as soon as I got my domains. Over the years, thousands of people have visited my website (this site) for a free reading from the I Ching. I also consult the I Ching on my website from time to time.

In 2020 I started to consult the I Ching to write predictions for the coming year. My essays are published in the Sedona Journal of Emergence annual Predictions issues. Last year I also wrote predictions based on I Ching for two other magazines: Qi Journal and DreamTime.

Click here to read predictions for 2024: 2024: A Pivotal Year Ahead: Advice from the I Ching To see my other writing for Sedona go to norimuster.com.

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