The resultant guilt and shame for our own actions and the malice towards others for their actions can only lead to bondage, isolation, and suffering. It is only when the ego itself (which should not be validated or not validated giving it undue credit), concludes through personal investigation and experience that our every single action has been based on some prior happening over which we have had no control. Then we are compelled to surrender the sense of personal doership. No one is the doer of any action. All happenings at any given moment is brought about by the Primal Energy functioning through each body-mind organism according to God's will. This is liberation and likely accounts for the success of 12 step programs in which participants are asked to "Hand their lives over to the care of God as they understand him."
Next wednesday falls on holloween night so I will be unable to attend the meetup (I have 2 young ones). It is the groups decision to cancel or not based on RSVP's.
See you all next time (Nov. 13, I believe).