In today's Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor there are two letters germane to the LADDOF project.
One is from LAGGRI member John Diennes, who takes to task the county council for having its priorities "backwards". He addresses the issue of marginalizing local citizens in the process making its decisions. His point is clear and well made. It addresses the issue of PCE (potential creative energy) that LADDOF is focusing on in the upcoming open forum, scheduled for next fall.
The second letter is from film maker Paul Ratner of Los Angeles about a film he has made about a man called The Caveman of Atomic City, who was found living in a cave on LANL property some years ago. The film can be viewed by clicking on www.micromikefilm.com. Yes, Micromike's story is strange, but he talks about reconciling science and spirituality in terms he calls "gravionics", which belongs in our open forum project as one of the extreme views invited by the deep democracy process. I have written to the film maker and hope to hear from him. Who knows where Micromike is living these days?
On Monday, 27 December, referring to the previous blog,
I read from their [Tikkun Magazine] website header:
Tikkun TO HEAL, REPAIR AND TRANSFORM THE WORLD
I read from this blog header:
The Legacy of Los Alamos, atomic city ITS EFFECT ON OUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD
The thought comes to me in the form of a guiding principle I hold dear:
Love begins at Home.
JND posted, “I am thinking that an evaluation of those historical examples that have succeeded and those that have not will identify key factors that both support and undercut rebranding efforts.” The thoughts followed the idea about re-branding Los Alamos.
Unity divides into polarity. Identifying this polarity is the beginning point—the understanding of the duality that requires the healing, repairing and transforming which will lead into the re-branding—the desired outcome. And the two shall become one. Rebirth. Transformation. Never by force—only through love.
John Diennes “…who takes to task the county council for having its priorities ‘backwards’. He addresses the issue of marginalizing local citizens in the process making its decisions. His point is clear and well made.”
MicroMike explains or clarifies Einstein’s E=MC2 –which he claims was Einstein’s true desire to understand energy, i.e. that it is not the atomic bomb but rather it is LIFE. “Love is the actions of a sentient being whereby they give more energy than they take, and they make more connections of gravity than they break.” He then speaks of gravionics--“the first model of science that’s big enough for love.”
This is the re-branding that needs to take place—the bringing together of the two so that they are greater than they ever could be separately. A synergistic effect—a transformation. For now, these two aspects lie in duality.
As president & CEO of newly formed LADDOF, Inc. (Los Alamos Deep Democracy Open Forum), Eugene Kovalenko has extended an invitation to one of the self-identified opposition to come into discourse and begin healing: “I have invited Greg Mello to join our board of advisors in the spirit of deep democracy and its overarching spiritual purpose.”
To love we must respect the shadow aspect which is present. It pleads for understanding. It will sit obstinately until understanding is achieved. Not superficial. No fix-it gimmicks. True understanding. When the shadow is known for what it is, it will give forth the gift that is now hidden. This hidden light—this gift which comes from such ‘shadow-work’ or healing—is the key to the transformation which is desired by both the light and the dark. Together, again, in Unity.
I will add this to the discussion already underway. I believe that the two coming together begins with a willingness to be vulnerable. Vulnerability includes authenticity—an idea for which Eugene has invested his life force. I might suggest a TED video to begin such a consideration for Los Alamos: [Click here.]