Wednesday, November 2, 2022




     Holy Cow!!

Just a few weeks ago 

we started a new

and briefer format

for "frankly speaking" 

and here we are this week 

with the same old same old 

longer format.

It was supposed to be history by now.

WELL, I just plain got carried away.

You know, old pastors never die.

We just keep talking too much!!

However, what follows 

needs to be said. 

It is critical to being 

at all spiritually real. 

It's also a front burner matter 

in these days of 

societal deterioration.

We dare not miss it, 

hard as it often is

to see and live it.

Thanks for your 

patience stretch!!

    If you missed the posting

    about the new format,
    just scroll down online
    through this one
    to "UPDATES", 

    October 12, 2022.

Dear All of Us,

Remember the comedian,

Rodney Dangerfield:
   "Can't get no respect"?

He was pretty funny, 

but the lack of respect isn't.

It's debilitating.

It cuts the legs out 

from under everything


It means a whole lot more than

           "Nice, Nice!"

      It is a vital dimension 

   of our spiritual wholeness.

  It means to keep looking 

until we see all the way into 

     what is before us

Latin: re = again and again
         spectare = to look

we look again and again 

until we really see center.
Surface sight sells short.

We miss what's at the core.

We fail to fully connect,

much less commune.

That goes for how others see us

and for how we see others.

It is wondrously unitive 

when we are "seen"

for whom we are - respected.

Same such for how we see all other -
peoples, plants, places, phenomena, 

         the profusion of

             WHAT IS

    puppy dogs to planets 


               is to
            Deep See

            WHAT IS

             AS IS

    core and cause of all

     present, manifest,

substance of the subject seen

and seeing our oneness there in
    The Limitless Good 

            we call


      (Yep, a second read 
       of the above
       might be best here!)

Seeing to center is to see 
         The Center.

   Seeing to The Center 

  is the way and place of

     Peace and Unity,

     in fact the only

     way and place
    peace and unity.

Because we are so distracted,

often to blindness,

by busy, pride, fear, grasping,

misinformation misguiding multitudes

- all sorts of surface stuff -

we need to see again and again 

until we Deep See 

the Love Energy

that is God 

uniquely creative,

wondrously present 

at the core of all,

there welcoming us into 
      Divine Unity.

So, we "see" again and again 

with all our senses, 

with Soul Sense Sight,

all that we have.

That goes for what 

we initially "see" as attractive.

That goes for what 

we initially "see" as repulsive. 


It means to keep looking 

until we see all the way into

     what is before us

   and see ourselves as
       one at the core

          The Center


       drawing us into 
       the embrace of 

       unity and peace.

We keep seeing until we see God

    in the last rose of summer.

We keep seeing until we see God

       in Donald Trump.

           For some people

Seeing God in the rose comes easy.

Seeing God in an old man 

who is reported to still be basically 

a little boy deeply deformed by his father,

one who doesn't seem to see it himself, 

and who is deforming The Common Good,

well, that takes a lotta looking!!

They need to "re - spectare"

until they see past his hurt and his hurting 

and "spectare" his GodCore

and our oneness there.

Only this way can there be 

    unity and peace.

Now, Real Respect does not mean 

to overlook, deny, discount evil.

It does mean to see God 

at the Center of all that is -

the Shannondoah Mountains, 

a dinner party with friends,

beautiful babies, Proud Boys 

and other bad boys in politics, 

governance, corporate 

and religious dominance.

We reverence and rejoice 

at the good, the true, 

and the beautiful.  

If we see evil and injustice 

at first and many more glances, 

we keep at it till we see center, 

but the evil we name, 

we challenge to change. 

We "see it" it like Jesus:
     "I'm telling you 
      to love your enemies. 
      Let them bring out 
      the best in you, 
      not the worst. 
      When someone 
      gives you a hard time, 
      respond with 
      the energies of prayer,
      for then you are working out 
      of your true selves, 
      your God-centered selves. 
      This is what God does. 
      He gives his best - ...
      to everyone, regardless: 
      the good and the bad, 
      the nasty and the nice...
      Live out your God-centered identity...
      the way God lives toward you." 
                Matthew 5:44-48
                   The Message

"Live out your God-centered identity."

We see to center and love.

If we see evil 

before we get 

to the core, we
"...respond with the energies of prayer,"

empowered to right wrong.

           Deep See



      the only way to 

     union and peace.

         See You!!

        John Frank

A Full Fall Welcome To All

        frankly speaking
   spirituality for the street

       a weekly offering 


Greetings and Welcome To All.

     A special welcome

to the group of visitors this week 

    from the Netherlands.

 Great to be together here!


In old age I've shortened a couple of inches.

Will work at doing that with the format here.

Thanks for your patience.


Looking forward to "seeing" you next week.