Wednesday, November 5, 2008
By Indi Riverflow
Our world view is largely a function of our location. The range of what we can experience and imagine is bounded by the culture that spawned us, and the place that we hold within it. Transcending locality is key to comprehending quantum consciousness.
The dynamic opportunities offered by the two dimensions of a page are amplified infinitely, when a third dimension is perceived, making a book, or perhaps a library. Similarly, the more aware of the dimensions that compose our reality we become, the more mastery we can have over the paradoxes of perception.
Who we find ourselves to be has a great deal to do with where we’re coming from. We can describe this in terms of latitude, longitude, and altitude, but also in terms of duration (chronitude) and personality forming experience, realitude.
So some of us live in a dimension where spirits are in active constant contact; others experience no such thing and judge the first class to be insane. To form a consensus reality, it is not necessary to reproduce results for an instrument; the reality is whatever we collectively consider it to be. This is why heretics, simply by representing an alternate viewpoint, are so dangerous to systems which depend on agreeing to an unverifiable perception.
If a geometric point, which theoretically has no dimension, is added to another dimensionless point, a line is generated, in one dimension. If this line is curved about to form a circle, we have two. Bring it into three dimensions, and not only do we have a sphere with an infinite set of points on the surface, but if the camera backs up far enough, that sphere slowly reverts to our original dimensionless point.
Just as a page has not only length and width but also an infinitesimal degree of height, the three dimensions of space also have a slice of time running through them. Because we are within it, we are generally only able to move in a single direction through time, at the subjectively variable rate of one second per second.
The mind is more flexible; memories can track back along the trail of a lifetime, and, in past-life regression, beyond. Perceiving the future is more difficult, and less certain, because we come from a line, but are headed for a sphere.
Thus the multiverse theory of quantum entanglement. All possible events transpire in all conceivable combinations, and every outcome occurs in one dimension or another. So in magic, one is not so much remaking the world to bring about a specific outcome, but propelling consciousness through an act of will into a realm where this has already been accomplished.
Shamanic traditions such as those described by Carlos Castaneda make good and deliberate use of this effect. According to Don Juan, our view of reality is fixed according to the position of an assemblage point in the middle of the spine, which approximates the heart chakra. To upset this fixation and induce a broader apprehension of the world, Don Juan strikes this spot, allowing Carlos to see the world of emanations.
So what is the ultimate validity of these supernatural visions? They have the validity we give to them. But our minds do not exist in isolation. For every intention, there is opposition. Magic is the art of defining intention in a way that transcends the frustration of it.
Understanding how we came to want this outcome in the first place is as important as expending energy to promote it. Even more important can be a careful consideration of hidden repercussions.
Otherwise, a spell for world peace could be manifested in the form of a catastrophe that leaves the world very quiet indeed.
Two monkeys from literature come to mind-appropriately enough, one dead and one alive. The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, in which a wish-granting talisman results in the death of the protagonist’s family.
The other is The Hundredth Monkey, by Ken Keyes, Jr. Living monkeys appear to spread evolutionary advancements between isolated populations by unknown means.
So perhaps the real question is, which monkey do ya wanna be?
Monday, October 27, 2008
Maslow's theory is based on the premise that higher needs cannot be attended to until lower needs are thoroughly satisfied. Maslow states that the most basic needs of humans are biological and physiological, that is, air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep, sex, etc. Showing needs as ascending steps up the model, the Maslow diagram includes safety, belongingness and love, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic and self-actualization needs. It makes sense that a person who has inadequate food and drink will likely not give a lot of attention to his cognitive or self-actualization needs until such basic needs are largely satisfied.
A revised model of the hierarchy of needs was offered in the 1990s. This model included a need beyond self-actualization called "Transcendence. " (See here [businessballs. com/maslowhierarchyofneeds8. pdf] for a view of the adapted eight-level "Hierarchy of Needs" diagram, based on Maslow's theory.) While self-actualization can be defined as a growth motivation or the desire to fulfill one's potential, transcendence adds a deeply interpersonal element to self-actualization. The transcendent one is interested in helping others to self-actualize. In other words, one who has made the complete journey is not completely fulfilled until he turns around and assists others on the journey.
Of course, the experience of transcendence is not the only level from which one can assist others. There are those who assist others with obtaining food and shelter, improving family relationships and achieving a high level of proficiency in various activities -- all equally important in the journey up the mountain of life. There are a virtual endless number of possibilities that exist in assisting others in their journey.
The experience of unity consciousness is a fulfillment of the human need for self-actualization. It is comparable to the mountain climber reaching the summit, achieving his destination and surmounting all of the elements of the journey. It is seeing from a higher vantage point than he has ever seen before. It is the expansion of his awareness and understanding to a state heretofore unknown. It is a realization of wholeness, completeness and oneness. It is the experience of unity.
So where does the self-actualized climber go from the top of the mountain? Standing alone at the top, he knows there are others who are climbing the mountain as well. He longs for others to experience the grand feeling of standing at the summit and wishes to stand at the mountaintop with others so the view can be shared. His desire is for others to know the grandeur of the summit and that the cost of the journey up the mountain is worth the benefits gained at the top. He recognizes that the next step in his journey is to be of assistance to those who long for the mountaintop experience. As he has been assisted along the way, now, he can help show the way.
It is an innate need of the climber to experience the summit. It is not an experience that can be assimilated from hearing the stories of others, no matter how eloquently they are told. There is no timeline, no schedule and no need to hurry. There exists only the need to take one step at a time, to savor that step and then to move on to the next step.
He who has reached the mountaintop is interested in assisting only those who desire the assistance. He does not impose himself on another, yet is accessible and available to all. His joy is in freely giving of his experience and himself. He is there to point the way, to assure the climber of the joy and value in the climb. But it is the climber who must climb.
There are many to assist in the climb -- at every step of the way. Though versatile, the transcendent one is most adept at working at the higher levels of the mountain, nearer the summit. It is he who has had recent experience in the final steps to the top, where both teachers and climbers are fewer. The climb near the top is fresh in his experience and he can lend encouragement to those who are taking those final steps in the fiercest of elements. He has ultimate respect for the climber and for those who are assisting in the climb, for his purpose in intertwined with the purposes of others.
The transcendent one still attends to his "levels" of needs, though his predominant interest is in the climb of others, which he now sees as the climb of himself, or, more accurately, as the climb of humanity. He is humanity, and as humanity goes, so he goes. He is an agent of the climb and in service to the climber. There is room at the top of the mountain for all of humanity, and to this vision he dedicates himself.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
End your part in the competition game
For a long time Americans have been players in a very strange game. We have borrowed, stolen and sold our souls to put on the biggest display of material possessions possible, as though whoever spends the most money is the winner. The problem is that no matter how much money we manage to get our hands on, there is always somebody else who seems to have more stuff than we do. There is no way to stand out as an individual in this game. If you manage to buy yourself a huge new house and a luxury car, you just end up like everybody else who has them. Nobody will notice or care about your big house and car, because they are too busy trying to figure out how to pay for their big house and car. There is nothing to be won at this game. All of the players are losers.
Substitute gratitude for envy
There was a time in our not too distant past when most Americans had a standard of living that was similar. In the mid 1900's almost nobody's house was more than twice as big as anybody else's. Everybody drove a GM, Ford or Chrysler car. Envy was kept locked in a box. Now think about what is going on. Everywhere you look you see a new palace being built and you want to know why you can't get a palace too. Envy is out of the box and running wild, and the only antidote to envy is appreciation. By using your psychic energy to appreciate what you already have, you can get envy back in its box. Once you do that, you are on the road to lower stress and higher feelings of well being. A person who has one possession he treasures and cares for has a chance at happiness. A person who has 10 possessions he doesn't care about because he is too busy trying to get possession number 11, has no chance at happiness.
Live beneath your means
When you have to reach for something, you may be able to grab that thing you want, but most likely you will grab yourself a handful of stress at the same time. It is only when you take what is easily in your reach that you can maintain your psychological well being. The first time you borrow money to buy something, what you are really doing is packing some snow into a hard ball in your fist. As your life goes by and you take on more debt, that snowball gets bigger and bigger. You begin to realize that much of your work day is spent earning money to pay the interest on the debt you have accumulated. At this point you have willingly surrendered your freedom and become a slave to your creditors. When you buy fewer possessions and only those you can easily afford, you feel free and light as air. You have money put aside to deal with any stress producing contingency, and you are in a position to live your life as you choose.
Take control of your health
Most of us have been indoctrinated to believe that germs make us sick, doctors make us well, and we have no part in it. When we think this, the disease establishment has us right where they want us. Have you ever sat outside of a medical building and looked at the people going in and out? They are not people who look healthy, happy or empowered. They look like victims. Once you decide that this isn't how you want to end up, you will realize that your only alternative is to take charge of your own health. After all, you are the one with the vested interest. When you have assessed your current physical state, educated yourself about what it takes to get from that state to a level of vibrant health, you will have grabbed yourself a large chunk of empowerment.
No, not the grueling tread mill kind of exercise. In the Western world, we have been taught that the mind and body are two separate entities. But this isn't true at all, and the kind of exercise that empowers is the kind that lets mind and body sing together as one. Move your body. Find the movements that induce a positive mental state and that are enjoyable to you. Maybe walking is empowering to you because you are expanding the scope of your surroundings, or maybe just because it makes you feel good to be a person walking upon the earth. Yoga may bring tone to your body and mind. Or maybe you will seek the pounding and competition of a tennis game. You might listen to music and pretend you are the conductor. The thing here is that when you get your mind and body moving as one, it brings a feeling of well being into every area of your life.
If you have a lot of stress in your life, you may not have much time to sleep. By the time you work all day, take the kids around and do your chores at home, the day is pretty well shot. The only chance you have for a little relaxation is to stay up later and make do with less sleep. And maybe you've been reading those studies that say you really only need a few hours of sleep to be healthy. The truth is that those studies are designed to help you work yourself to death. You really need a minimum of 8 hours of sleep in a pitch dark room every night in order to go from feeling exhausted all day to feeling empowered. Once you have taken steps to make that snowball melt down, you will probably be able to get to sleep without a struggle or a sleeping pill, just like your ancestors did.
Say 'no' to your children
It is amazing how easily your relationship with your child can siphon off your personal power. A little needling and whining, a tantrum or two at a time when you are tired, involved in something or already stressed and before you know it, your child gets the idea that you are a pushover. And maybe you are. Maybe you have given in and let him think he can make decisions that you don't really want him to make. But in reality, he really doesn't want to make them either. He knows that he doesn't know how to run things. That's what he needs you for. When you take the time and energy to say 'no' to anything you don't think is just right, he may challenge you or throw a few fits. But if you do not waiver, he will come around eventually. Once you have re-established your power as a parent, you will feel a lot better and so will your child.
Look behind the curtain
Many Americans have chosen to remain in denial in the face of the obvious, and to seek guidance in conformity and conventionality. They have chosen to believe what their politicians, doctors, media, churches, and schools tell them is true, while all around they see evidence that what they are being told is a lie. Yet they make the choice to keep on believing and stick their heads deeper into the sand. This is the response that the people who are lying to you are counting on. Although at first it may feel good to choose to be oblivious, it is a trick your subconscious mind isn't buying because it has figured out what's really up. More and more of your energy will be required to maintain your oblivion as the nagging voice of your subconscious gets louder and louder. When so much of your energy is required for self-deception, you have really reduced your empowerment.
Who was it that said, "Knowledge is power"?
Challenge yourself with a new experience
There is probably something lurking in your mind that you would like to do, but much effort would be required and you have always been able to come up with a reason for not doing it. Now is a good time to think about what it would feel like to really become part of this experience and to see it through. If thinking about this experience produces feelings of tension within you, be aware that psychological tension along with physical tension is necessary for health. It is through experience that life becomes meaningful.
Find that little kernel that is you
Victor Frankel was a personality theorist who spent years in the Nazi concentration camps. He realized that after he was stripped of family, friends, material possessions, work, personal freedom and the small pleasures of life, one thing remained that could never be taken from him. He saw this as the last remaining human freedom –- to choose his attitude and make meaning for himself from any given set of circumstances. Imagining ourselves stripped of all that defines us is an anxiety provoking experience for Americans. To a large degree we have defined ourselves by these external measures. Yet that kernel that defines who we really are is a part of each of us. It is up to us to seek it out as though it were a tiny seedling, to water it, give it light and encouragement to grow. When we have accomplished that, we will be ready for whatever life brings to us.
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
What energy and experiences can we expect in October of 2008?
The energy in October has a roundness to it. Many of you will experience this as a softening, but things are not actually becoming softer. Instead, you have become fuller, more rounded, more complete, and therefore challenges and experiences that arise do not feel as difficult or harsh. All of that being said, the primary energy of October 2008 is one of balancing or rebalancing. You will see events in your personal lives and on a global scale that help bring humanity into a new kind of balance. A balance based on the expansion that you have gone through over the course of the last four or five months.
The energy in October is also one of fullness. The sense of fullness in October also pertains to the experience of nourishment or fulfillment. It will be important for you to address the question of what nourishes you -- what in your life brings fulfillment -- and to turn your attention very specifically to those things.
If spending time with your family and loved ones brings you a sense of fulfillment, then be sure to spend time this month with family and loved ones. If accomplishing tasks and checking off a list of things completed gives you a sense of fulfillment, then lay out a plan for how you can get things done during the month of October. If spending time in nature brings you fulfillment, then arrange your schedule so that you have time to be a natural setting. Define for yourself what fulfills you and decide to have those things in your life regularly this month. October is a month in which to attend to your own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual nourishment. This is the final phase in the recent expansion cycle, and the way you will come into a new kind of balance.
Another thing you can expect in the month of October is to see some global events most likely in the form of natural disasters, large storms, the kinds of events that bring balance, that wipe away what is know longer necessary and make room for something new to be rebuilt. October's fullness has a tension to it but because you are coming to an end of an expansion cycle, you do not need to do anything with the tension. The tension is not leading you to a lesson or to something you need to fix or solve. Instead the tension is simply there because you have gotten bigger and now the world around you is adjusting to you, and you are adjusting to the world around you. Throughout the month of October, give yourselves patience and offer patience to those around you.
While it may be a challenging month for some, the primary experience available this month is one of fulfillment and one of grace. It is an experience of letting go of the fight or the struggle and relaxing into just being for awhile. As much as you can, give yourselves some gentleness. When you have an opportunity to argue or stand for something, sit back and choose to just let it be instead; choose not to argue, choose not to debate. Find a way to engage with people and with experiences in which you are not fighting for anything at all, but in which you stay connected. That is the challenge for October 2008.
How can we best work with this energy in October?
Aside from the things that we said, engaging the offering of grace during October will help you expand into the fullness that is available for you. This month is a good time to remember that in many endeavors, the more relaxed you are, the more efficient you can be. Whereas if you get yourself wrapped up in tension or conflict, you only slow your own process of fulfillment. This wisdom is more true this month than ever before. Engaging the idea of grace can help you maintain a mindset of relaxation. It can help you move with what comes and let go of resistance. One way some of you might think of this is to consider the image or example of Jesus Christ. You could also consider Mother Theresa, or Lao Tzu, or Saint Francis, or any other Masters, spiritual leaders, and teachers who are known for their compassion and for their ability to walk into an every day human situation and bring a perspective of grace and compassion.
In October, consider that you could be the embodiment of one of these teachers -- that you could walk into any given situation and with the calmness of your mind, the openness of your heart and the gentleness of your touch you could bring grace to the situation. Play around with this a little bit. Play with actually exerting this sense of grace in your everyday life. When you walk into a room, choose to hold this sense of grace and tenderness in your heart and see what happens. Moving through Enlightenment means claiming your divine self -- your divine self is that teacher, your divine self is that master. At your highest level, you are all the same and you have that degree of love, patience and understanding. You do not need to fight for it or force it to happen, you just simply allow the energy of this month to invite you home to that energy and that way of being. It is part of who you are. You have been working so hard to remember your divinity. This month, you can actually live with your divinity; you do not have to work so hard for it.
Are there any important days or power days during October that would help us to know about?
Yes. October 10 is like the heart of the month. The life force and vitality of the energy of the month is centered on October 10. It will be useful for you to really seek an opportunity to love yourselves, to share your love, to open your heart, and to cherish life on October 10. Actively choose to avoid any experience that would be detrimental to you or your well being, to your sense of goodness within yourselves. October 10 is a day for honoring and for loving and that has to start with you as an individual. Once you love yourself, you will naturally release it to everyone else throughout the rest of the month.
October 12 has a different energy. October 12 is a day of productivity. It will be a day that it will serve you to be out in the world to share your thinking, energy, thoughts, ideas and feelings with those around you. October 12 is not a day for isolation; it is a day for social connection.
October 15 has a much simpler energy or a more simple potential. You can actually get things done on the physical plane. It is a day when you are going to come back to earth, but not in a heavy-handed way. It will serve you to focus on simple tasks one thing at a time. There is a lot of energy swirling around during this month because of that fullness and the potential for collective experiences, disasters, and transitions. October 15 is somehow a day where you will all be served in just taking one thing at a time, boiling life down into the simplest of tasks. This will help you move with all of the energy of the rest of the month.
October 17 through October 21 offer a Stargate. It is a window of opportunity for you to connect with Spirit. This series of days would be a good time for you to use your spiritual practices, whether they are personal like meditation or whether they are collective like attending mass or synagogue. There is a potency and a need for you to engage your spiritual practices during this window of time.
October 30 is like the cherry on top of the greater expansion cycle you have just moved through. The expansion cycle initiated in May and the expansion really began toward the end of June. On October 30 everything comes to a completion for this cycle. As you approach October 30, take care of any unfinished business, complete any unfinished tasks, and have any conversations that you have been putting off. The end of October is vitally important for you to finish anything that is left hanging. On October 30 and 31 have a celebration. Look back at what you have accomplished, look back at how you have changed in the last six months and celebrate it. Write it down and rejoice in how you have grown and what you have learned, or throw a party with your friends and loved ones. This is an excellent time for celebration.
Is there anything else the Keepers want to tell us about October 2008?
For many of you, life will feel easier during October. It is important to take note that while vigilance is no longer required, complacency will not serve you. While you do not need to fight for things, remain open and active in October. While you will not need to be so vigilant about every learning experience and everything you feel or see, you will continue to get new information and to encounter new challenges. Find a way to have active rest during October of 2008 in which you continue to engage with life, but you do everything with more gentleness.
Do not rush or push yourselves but keep moving, looking and trying new things. It will serve you as you come into the future months to have stayed awake during October. There is so much to be integrated -- so much joy and wisdom -- and if you will stay awake and active during October you will find that all of that is more available for you moving forward than otherwise would be. Enjoy the fulfillment of the month. Nourish yourselves and embrace the sense of peace that is available this month.
It is yours; you have earned it!
Above is the Looking Ahead version of the Message, channeled over one month in advance. Below is the Monthly Update, channeled several days before the month begins.
What can you tell us about the presidential elections in the United States and how they will be influenced by the energy of October 2008?
The energy being held during the month of October 2008 is one of fullness. This fullness can be stabilizing if you choose to make it so, but it is not inherently stabilizing. Some of you will feel more stabilized by it, but many more of you will feel pressured. It is not that there is really energetic pressure building, it is more that you have all gotten so much bigger. You have a stronger connection with your inner truth and a stronger connection with your human family. Most of you have not really yet really seen how both of those are bigger and you really have not figured out how to be having such connections. What you feel now is the energy of all that.
The U.S. presidential election offers an opportunity for you to figure out how to be yourself with a stronger connection to Spirit and to your fellow human beings. Even if you are outside the U.S., you may find yourselves feeling strongly about the U.S. presidential election and feeling drawn to speak about it, think about it, and express your feelings about it. The U.S. presidential election this year is different from previous years in that you have a more distinct choice between holding onto the old or stepping into the new than you ever have before. Inevitably the human family is progressing forward. Together you are all stepping into the light. Regardless of who the U.S. citizens vote for and who wins the election (because those two things might not be exactly the same!), the human family will continue to progress toward the light.
Your calling in regard to the U. S. presidential election this year is to find a way to become bigger than the fears, the battles, and the ideologies that are presented to you in regard to the campaigns. Your calling is to choose to have your love and your light be bigger than duality.
This year's presidential election holds more pressure than previous election years. That is the influence of this energy in October. It is the influence of the expansion cycle you have gone through in the last five months that you are completing now, but are still in. The expansion cycle is based on you being a bigger version of yourself in the world; of you putting an end to hiding, running away, or denying you have done in the past. This is the reason you are feeling like this may be bigger than you may have felt about these kinds of things before. Essentially, the presidential election gives you an opportunity to grapple with duality. The only way to grapple with duality is to recognize it and to resolve it inside yourself. There will be no use in arguing about the political campaign in the U.S. It will not serve you to try to hold one side against another side. When you do that you are celebrating duality and holding it in place -- you are feeding it energy. Instead, the best way to handle this rising sense of passion, investment or connection to the presidential campaign in the U.S., the best way to work with this, is to surround yourself and everyone around you in grace. Surround yourself with a sense that everything will be fine no matter who wins the race. The human race will continue to progress forward toward the light.
Any system that is out of integrity or out of alignment will continue to unravel and fall apart. If there is something that you see in government or politics that concerns you, or that happens to be out of integrity, it will bring up fear for you. If you hold onto that fear and try to fight for something different to happen, you will to lose the sense of your own power. The best way to deal with the changes unraveling before you is to remain true to the sense that you are moving toward the light and you are helping everyone around you toward the light. When you find yourself engaged in a political argument, take a few steps back in your mind and consider that everyone is right from their own perspective. The best thing you can do is to bring humor, grace, compassion and a willingness to listen and try to understand one another. That approach utilized across the U.S. is going to heal you through the process of this election rather than harm you through the process of this election.
The U.S. election campaigns are bringing up a sense of the inner shadow. Whether you are for one side or the other in the battle, what you are dealing with inside of yourselves is the sense of your hopes and your dreams being up against your shadow side. Your fears, worries, anger, repression, and denial are battling within you as individuals. That is really what this is all about. When you feel fear, let that fear move you outward and help you connect with people around you. When you feel fear, do not let it convince you that other people are against you or that other people will not understand you. Instead, let that fear come out and share it with others; bring it to the light, put it on the table, tell your loved ones that you feel afraid when you see something happening in government. As you share that with one another you are able to dissolve that fear and hold one another in love.
That is the gift that lies in potential during the entire month of October. It is a challenge -- a gift that requires you to rise to the challenge of choosing love over politics, choosing love over duality. It will be challenging, full, and rich; and there is a sense from the Keepers that they are very excited for all of you to go forward and do it. Choose to act with love and kindness in the midst of the illusion of duality.
There is said to be a huge event coming up on October 14 where a spaceship will appear over major cities for three days so that there is no mistake about the friendliness of UFOs toward humanity.
Will this take place on October 14?
Contact between human beings and beings from other worlds is already happening and has been happening for a very long time. It happens a great deal on a spiritual or energetic plane. You are visited by what you might call extra-terrestrials in the form of Spirit all of the time. At some level, you can say that Angels and Spirit Guides are extra-terrestrials right? They are from outside this world. Then there is a huge spectrum of beings who do what you call "visit" Planet Earth. Their energy becomes available for you here on Planet Earth. All of you have a spirit that is holographic and expansive and is occasionally visiting other worlds in Spirit, as well. Often your human minds block out any stimulation that would give evidence that this is happening because it is confusing for a human mind to encounter something that does not fit into expectations of reality -- something that is from outside of this world of familiarity.
Of course, every human being has a unique threshold in regard to the unfamiliar. Some people are able to comprehend something beyond what is familiar, then reach toward it until it becomes familiar, and then reach again for what is unfamiliar beyond that. For those people, seeing physical evidence of extra-terrestrial visitors will occur more often and more easily. There are what you would call spaceships but they are not as literal as you want them to be. When people sense something from outside of this world, they make sense of it. The human mind is really brilliant at taking stimulation and input and categorizing it so that it makes sense. If something does not make sense or cannot be categorized, it just gets ignored or explained away. If something can be made sense of, then it is allowed to be remembered and considered. That is how some people see spaceships and others do not. That is how two people can be standing on the same street corner and one sees something and the other does not. This kind of contact is happening all of the time in both Spirit and physical realities.
The event planned for October 14 is a direct result of a shift occurring for humanity on October 12. The shift on October 12 seems to be an opening of a connection between the human heart and the human mind. This is something that is related to the Mayan experience. The Mayan civilization was expert at the heart-mind connection. Part of what was accomplished during the ancient Mayan civilization was the building of an illusion of the separation between the heart and the mind, which has made human life very interesting. Part of what is happening now is that there is a reconnection of the heart and mind. This is happening over and over again in all kinds of different ways, and there a collective event on October 12 in which the heart and the mind are able to make a connection collectively.
Some of you will experience this collective connection and some of you will not, perhaps because you are not ready for it or you are not interested yet. It will be available for all of humanity to have your heart and your mind come into alignment in a way that was not possible before. This means that your mind will be able to comprehend things that only your heart could feel before. Your heart will be able to infuse your thoughts more readily than before. It will become easier after October 12 to see the world through the Eyes of Love. (For more on this, please visit Ascension Radio and listen to "Through the Eyes of Love: Making Everything Easy.
When that happens, so many of you will step into that sense of love that a new level of comprehension will become available. Of course there is choreography amongst all of the different beings on Planet Earth. Of course when the human race decides something, all of the other beings across the universe are aware of that decision and act accordingly. This is the reason you are predicting a visit from extra-terrestrials. Many are gathering in support of your collective shift.
For thousands of years as human beings have been planning for this event on October 12, for your hearts to come into alignment with your minds, the universe has set up an opportunity for you to start playing with this new connection. That is what your seers and your prophets are seeing as the potential for October 14. The answer is yes, the equivalent of spaceships over the major cities across the world from October 12 to October 15 is firmly in place. This is not unusual; this happens all of the time. The difference is that more of you will be able to sense it or see than ever before. There is something important here to know, which is that many of you will not see it because you do not want to, your minds are not yet ready or your life path does not involve interacting with extra-terrestrial life, so do not worry if you do not see this.
Another thing to know is most of you who do see this will not see it as a physical spaceship. You have been using this word "spaceship" because it is the best word you have to help you imagine life beyond Earth. A spaceship means a physical thing like an airplane or rocket ship and this is not that; this is a spiritual gathering; this is energy and it is energy that can be embodied -- just like some people sense Angels in the room and others can actually see them. Some of you will sense this and some of you will actually see it and it is just as real either way. Do not get locked into an expectation that you will see something that you expect. Do not imagine what a spaceship looks like and then look for that.
Instead, first on October 12 really look at your heart and what you love. Really look around the world and try to see everything through the Eyes of Love. Imagine that you are someone like Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Buddha or Mother Theresa. Imagine that you are the most loving person and imagine how you would see the world and how that compassion would color everything that you see. Spend time on this day meditating on those people, animals, places, and experiences that you love most. Let them fill your heart with love.
Then on October 13, 14, and 15, spend your time daydreaming or looking at the sky. Allow your eyes to simply see what you see. It likely will not be a spaceship in the way that you expect; it will be something far more magical and interesting than that. Each of your minds will perceive it differently because that is the beauty of being separate and it will serve you to share stories with one another. It will serve you to read about what others see, but do not read so that you can check to see if you saw the same thing and therefore if you are right. Instead read, listen and share so that you can build a bigger picture through each of your perspectives. More than anything, with these unknown or previously unseen dimensions, your interpretations will color what you see more than it would for things that are expected or agreed upon. With this experience, each of you is going to see all kinds of things and all of them will be true.
With this being said, in some places, events will occur that bring you to the same collective experience of love. Some cities will be distracted by events that lead you to look for love in one another instead of from outside the planet. This is all part of the potential you have built - it is all part of your collective path to bring your minds back to your hearts, and your hearts to your minds. If you are part of these events, continue to strive to see the love that infuses every human life. Allow your hearts to break open and make room for a bigger sense of love than you have ever felt before. This is the ultimate potential in the events planned for October 12 through October 15.
We have been told that a Stargate would open on October 17 -21.
What star system would that come through and how would that affect us?
The Stargate that will open between the 17th and 21st is related to the star Arcturus and the benevolent beings it supports, and the Stargate is opening as a resource for humanity to provide you with a sense of support. They are talking about support like a building supports itself. If a tower is beginning to crumble, you might build supporting structures around it to hold it up -- it is that kind of support. Your outdated and insufficient systems are crumbling, and you can use this energetic support to rebuild a sense of love and faith in your everyday lives at this time. The energy that will pour into the reality of Planet Earth is a deep, grounded, shimmering blue color and many of you will feel a sense of reassurance during this time.
Many of you will sleep a lot more between the 17th and the 21st, and many of you will also be eating a lot more during those days. It is a good time to replenish yourselves and a time to recharge your batteries, so to speak. The Stargate is opening as a gift from the Arcturians to support all of the massive changes that occurred for humanity since the spring of 2008. It has just been a really intense time and by the time the Stargate opens you are likely to have seen some collective events that are even more challenging. It is likely there will be more hurricanes in the United States and other kinds of storms across the world. The Stargate is situated to provide support after you have all been through difficulties on a personal and collective level. You might reserve these days to be days when you have time to sleep or when you do not need to perform too much, or you have time to just take care of yourselves. It is a very magical, supportive and loving Stargate.
Is there anything else the Keepers would like to say before we close the Records?
There is so much fear coming to the surface at this time for people in the U.S. and across the world. It seems as if it is based on the presidential elections, but the elections are simply providing a doorway so that you can bring it all up and resolve it. The campaigns are not causing it; they are showing you where your fear arises from within you so that you can take accountability for it. You can bring it up into the light and you can heal it. Fear is healed through connection with one another. Fear is healed when you choose love. The best thing you can do is to recognize what you fear on a daily basis through the month of October. When you recognize it, ask yourself how you can choose love in the situation and how can you share this with someone you trust. Isolation feeds fear; connection dissolves it. Use that as a rule of thumb for yourselves. Continue to rise to the challenge to choose love. That is the most important thing you can do during this very challenging but very exciting month of October.
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Monday, September 1, 2008
excerpt from Archeological Coverups by David Hatcher Childress
Perhaps the most amazing suppression of all is the excavation of an Egyptian tomb by the Smithsonian itself in Arizona. A lengthy front page story of the PHOENIX GAZETTE on 5 April 1909 (follows this article), gave a highly detailed report of the discovery and excavation of a rock-cut vault by an expedition led by a Professor S.A. Jordan of the Smithsonian.
The Smithsonian, however, claims to have absolutely no knowledge of the discovery or its discoverers
The World Explorers Club decided to check on this story by calling the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., though we felt there was little chance of getting any real information.
After speaking briefly to an operator, we were transferred to a Smithsonian staff archaeologist, and a woman's voice came on the phone and identified herself
I told her that I was investigating a story from a 1909 Phoenix newspaper article about the Smithsonian Institution's having excavated rock-cut vaults in the Grand Canyon where Egyptian artefacts had been discovered, and whether the Smithsonian Institution could give me any more information on the subject
"Well, the first thing I can tell you, before we go any further," she said, "is that no Egyptian artefacts of any kind have ever been found in North or South America. Therefore, I can tell you that the Smithsonian Institute has never been involved in any such excavations." She was quite helpful and polite but, in the end, knew nothing. Neither she nor anyone else with whom I spoke could find any record of the discovery or either G.E. Kinkaid and Professor S.A. Jordan. While it cannot be discounted that the entire story is an elaborate newspaper hoax, the fact that it was on the front page, named the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, and gave a highly detailed story that went on for several pages, lends a great deal to its credibility. It is hard to believe such a story could have come out of thin air. Is the Smithsonian Institution covering up an archaeological discovery of immense importance? If this story is true it would radically change the current view that there was no transoceanic contact in pre-Columbian times, and that all American Indians, on both continents, are descended from Ice Age explorers who came across the Bering Strait. (Any information on G.E. Kinkaid and Professor S.A. Jordan, or their alleged discoveries, that readers may have would be greatly appreciated.....write to Childress at the World Explorers Club at the above address)
Is the idea that ancient Egyptians came to the Arizona area in the ancient past so objectionable and preposterous that it must be covered up? Perhaps the Smithsonian Institution is more interested in maintaining the status quo than rocking the boat with astonishing new discoveries that overturn previously accepted academic teachings
Historian and linguist Carl Hart, editor of WORLD EXPLORER, then obtained a hiker's map of the Grand Canyon from a bookstore in Chicago. Poring over the map, we were amazed to see that much of the area on the north side of the canyon has Egyptian names. The area around Ninety-four Mile Creek and Trinity Creek had areas (rock formations, apparently) with names like Tower of Set, Tower of Ra, Horus Temple, Osiris Temple, and Isis Temple.
In the Haunted Canyon area were such names as the Cheops Pyramid, the Buddha Cloister, Buddha Temple, Manu Temple and Shiva Temple Was there any relationship between these places and the alleged Egyptian discoveries in the Grand Canyon?
We called a state archaeologist at the Grand Canyon, and were told that the early explorers had just liked Egyptian and Hindu names, but that it was true that this area was off limits to hikers or other visitors, "because of dangerous caves"
Indeed, this entire area with the Egyptian and Hindu place names in the Grand Canyon is a forbidden zone - no one is allowed into this large area. We could only conclude that this was the area where the vaults were located.
Yet today, this area is curiously off-limits to all hikers and even, in large part, park personnel
I believe that the discerning reader will see that if only a small part of the "Smithsoniangate" evidence is true, then our most hallowed archaeological institution has been actively involved in suppressing evidence for advanced American cultures, evidence for ancient voyages of various cultures to North America, evidence for anomalistic giants and other oddball artefacts, and evidence that tends to disprove the official dogma that is now the history of North America
The Smithsonian's Board of Regents still refuses to open its meetings to the news media or the public If Americans were ever allowed inside the 'nation's attic', as the Smithsonian has been called, what skeletons might they find?
from the front page of THE PHOENIX GAZETTE of April 5th, 1909 EXPLORATIONS IN GRAND CANYON
Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern being brought to light
Jordan is enthused
Remarkable finds indicate ancient people migrated from Orient
The latest news of the progress of the explorations of what is now regarded by scientists as not only the oldest archeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the world, which was mentioned some time ago in the Gazette, was brought to the city yesterday by G.E.
Kinkaid, the explorer who found the great underground citadel of the Grand Canyon during a trip from Green River, Wyoming, down the Colorado, in a wooden boat, to Yuma, several months ago
According to the story related to the Gazette by Mr. Kinkaid, the archaelogists of the Smithsonian Institute, which is financing the expeditions, have made discoveries which almost conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious cavern, hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses. If their theories are borne out by the translation of the tablets engraved with heiroglyphics, the mystery of the prehistoric peoples of North America, their ancient arts, who they were and whence they came, will be solved.
Egypt and the Nile, and Arizona and the Colorado will be linked by a historical chain running back to ages which staggers the wildest fancy of the fictionist
A Thorough Examination
Under the direction of Prof. S. A. Jordan, the Smithsonian Institute is now prosecuting the most thorough explorations, which will be continued until the last link in the chain is forged.
Nearly a mile underground, about 1480 feet below the surface, the long main passage has been delved into, to find another mammoth chamber from which radiates scores of passageways, like the spokes of a wheel
Several hundred rooms have been discovered, reached by passageways running from the main passage, one of them having been explored for 854 feet and another 634 feet. The recent finds include articles which have never been known as native to this country, and doubtless they had their origin in the orient. War weapons, copper instruments, sharp-edged and hard as steel, indicate the high state of civilization reached by these strange people.
So interested have the scientists become that preparations are being made to equip the camp for extensive studies, and the force will be increased to thirty or forty persons
Mr Kinkaid's Report
Mr. Kinkaid was the first white child born in Idaho and has been an explorer and hunter all his life, thirty years having been in the service of the Smithsonian Institute.
Even briefly recounted, his history sounds fabulous, almost grotesque
"First, I would impress that the cavern is nearly inaccessible. The entrance is 1,486 feet down the sheer canyon wall. It is located on government land and no visitor will be allowed there under penalty of trespass. The scientists wish to work unmolested, without fear of archeological discoveries being disturbed by curio or relic hunters. A trip there would be fruitless, and the visitor would be sent on his way. The story of how I found the cavern has been related, but in a paragraph: I was journeying down the Colorado river in a boat, alone, looking for mineral. Some forty-two miles up the river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed.
There was no trail to this point, but I finally reached it with great difficulty
Above a shelf which hid it from view from the river, was the mouth of the cave. There are steps leading from this entrance some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was inhabited, the level of the river. When I saw the chisel marks on the wall inside the entrance, I became interested, securing my gun and went in. During that trip I went back several hundred feet along the main passage till I came to the crypt in which I discovered the mummies. One of these I stood up and photographed by flashlight. I gathered a number of relics, which I carried down the Colorado to Yuma, from whence I shipped them to Washington with details of the discovery.
Following this, the explorations were undertaken
"The main passageway is about 12 feet wide, narrowing to nine feet toward the farther end. About 57 feet from the entrance, the first side-passages branch off to the right and left, along which, on both sides, are a number of rooms about the size of ordinary living rooms of today, though some are 30 by 40 feet square. These are entered by oval-shaped doors and are ventilated by round air spaces through the walls into the passages.
The walls are about three feet six inches in thickness
The passages are chiseled or hewn as straight as could be laid out by an engineer. The ceilings of many of the rooms converge to a center.
The side-passages near the entrance run at a sharp angle from the main hall, but toward the rear they gradually reach a right angle in direction
"Over a hundred feet from the entrance is the cross-hall, several hundred feet long, in which are found the idol, or image, of the people's god, sitting cross-legged, with a lotus flower or lily in each hand. The cast of the face is oriental, and the carving this cavern. The idol almost resembles Buddha, though the scientists are not certain as to what religious worship it represents.
Taking into consideration everything found thus far, it is possible that this worship most resembles the ancient people of Tibet
Surrounding this idol are smaller images, some very beautiful in form; others crooked-necked and distorted shapes, symbolical, probably, of good and evil. There are two large cactus with protruding arms, one on each side of the dais on which the god squats. All this is carved out of hard rock resembling marble. In the opposite corner of this cross-hall were found tools of all descriptions, made of copper. These people undoubtedly knew the lost art of hardening this metal, which has been sought by chemicals for centureis without result. On a bench running around the workroom was some charcoal and other material probably used in the process.
There is also slag and stuff similar to matte, showing that these ancients smelted ores, but so far no trace of where or how this was done has been discovered, nor the origin of the ore
"Among the other finds are vases or urns and cups of copper and gold, made very artistic in design. The pottery work includes enameled ware and glazed vessels. Another passageway leads to granaries such as are found in the oriental temples. They contain seeds of varous kinds. One very large storehouse has not yet been entered, as it is twelve feet high and can be reached only from above. Two copper hooks extend on the edge, which indicates that some sort of ladder was attached. These granaries are rounded, as the materials of which they are constructed, I think, is a ver hard cement. A gray metal is also found in this cavern, which puzzles the scientists, for its identity has not been established. It resembles platinum. Strewn promiscuously over the floor everywhere are what people call "cats eyse', a yellow stone of no great value.
Each one is engraved with the head of the Malay type
"On all the urns, or walls over doorways , and tablets of stone which were found by the image are the mysterious hieroglyphics, the key to which the Smithsonian Institute hopes yet to discover. The engraving on the tables probably has something to do with the religion of the people. Similar hieroglyphics have been found in southern Arizona. Among the pictorial writings, only two animals are found.
One is of prehistoric type
"The tomb or crypt in which the mummies were found is one of the largest of the chambers, the walls slanting back at an angle of about 35 degrees. On these are tiers of mummies, each one occupying a separate hewn shelf. At the head of each is a small bench, on which is found copper cups and pieces of broken swords.
Some of the mummies are covered with clay, and all are wrapped in a bark fabric
The urns or cups on the lower tiers are crude, while as the higher shelves are reached, the urns are finer in design, showing a later stage of civilization. It is worthy of note that all the mummies examined so far have proved to be male, no children or females being buried here.
This leads to the belief that this exterior section was the warriors' barracks
"Among the discoveries no bones of animals have been found, no skins, no clothing, no bedding. Many of the rooms are bare but for water vessels. One room, about 40 by 700 feet, was probably the main dining hall, for cooking utensils are found here.
What these people lived on is a problem, though it is presumed that they came south in the winter and farmed in the valleys, going back north in the summer
Upwards of 50,000 people could have lived in the caverns comfortably. One theory is that the present Indian tribes found in Arizona are descendants of the serfs or slaves of the people which inhabited the cave. Undoubtedly a good many thousands of years before the Christian era, a people lived here which reached a high stage of civilization. The chronology of human history is full of gaps.
Professor Jordan is much enthused over the discoveries and believes that the find will prove of incalculable value in archeological work
"One thing I have not spoken of, may be of interest. There is one chamber of the passageway to which is not ventilated, and when we approached it a deadly, snaky smell struck us. Our light would not penetrate the gloom, and until stronger ones are available we will not know what the chamber contains. Some say snakes, but other boo-hoo this idea and think it may contain a deadly gas or chemicals used by the ancients. No sounds are heard, but it smells snaky just the same. The whole underground installation gives one of shaky nerves the creeps. The gloom is like a weight on one's shoulders, and our flashlights and candles only make the darkness blacker.
Imagination can revel in conjectures and ungodly daydreams back through the ages that have elapsed till the mind reels dizzily in space"
An Indian Legend
In connection with this story, it is notable that among the Hopi Indians the tradition is told that their ancestors once lived in an underworld in the Grand Canyon till dissension arose between the good and the bad, the people of one heart and the people of two hearts. Machetto, who was their chief, counseled them to leave the underworld, but there was no way out. The chief then caused a tree to grow up and pierce the roof of the underworld, and then the people of one heart climbed out.
They tarried by Paisisvai (Red River), which is the Colorado, and grew grain and corn
They sent out a message to the Temple of the Sun, asking the blessing of peace, good will and rain for people of one heart. That messenger never returned, but today at the Hopi villages at sundown can be seen the old men of the tribe out on the housetops gazing toward the sun, looking for the messenger. When he returns, their lands and ancient dwelling place will be restored to them.
That is the tradition
Among the engravings of animals in the cave is seen the image of a heart over the spot where it is located. The legend was learned by W.E.
Rollins, the artist, during a year spent with the Hopi Indians
There are two theories of the origin of the Egyptians. One is that they came from Asia; another that the racial cradle was in the upper Nile region. Heeren, an Egyptologist, believed in the Indian origin of the Egyptians.
The discoveries in the Grand Canyon may throw further light on human evolution and prehistoric ages
Friday, August 29, 2008
by Jean-Claude Koven
"Most people are other people," Oscar Wilde once remarked. "Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." As he so wryly observed, the vast majority of us are not who we've been pretending to be, and the lives we've been living until now are molded according to rules and values that are not our own. Most of humanity is stuck in someone else's discarded chewing gum and has yet to break free.
Unless you have been brave enough to forsake this trap, here is your likely portrait: your religious convictions are those of your parents or community; you root for your hometown sports teams; your political allegiances conform to the party system that society offers; you are an avid observer of the cultural pageantry, like the Super Bowl and the Oscars; your holidays are the standard ones, such as Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Independence Day; you look to your political and religious leaders for guidance and protection; you feel driven to succeed--to make more money, to live a better life.
These are worthy and desirable choices that hold families and societies together. They make you who you are, you might argue. True, but only if you are content with admiring the wrapping and never looking inside the box. If you dared to look, you'd discover how these basic thoughts originate in a fundamental belief formed during the first years of your life: that survival depends on obeying the rules. Children typically bend their perceptions and interpretations of reality to match those of their parents and others who care for them. They find clever ways to please in order to receive attention and belong. As they grow up, the people and issues may change over time, but the initial patterns of conformity remain deeply ingrained in the subconscious.
The price for surrendering to consensus is steep. It is nothing less than the loss of individuality and curiosity. Without these two magnificent attributes, you disengage from the grandness of the creation and implode into the holographic illusion humans have come to call reality. You become one of Oscar Wilde's other people, thinking someone else's opinions and assuming they are your own.
We are trapped in the daily drama that the culture and the media feed us: mortgages, sporting events, tsunamis, sex offenders, AIDS, terrorism, global warming, corrupt governments, and economic inequities . . . all demanding our attention. The matrix plays us like an instrument. A thirty-second news bite can push our buttons. We get hooked and riled, liberally lacing our collective guts with corrosive biochemicals unleashed by our righteous indignation.
This condition is virtually universal. It is also the underlying cause of the world as we know it. People cling so tightly to their personal and social identities that they are blinded to anything that does not validate them. The inevitable product is a world of war, greed, and competition, driven by paranoia and fear.
The way out is easier than anyone might imagine. However, very few summon the courage, for it requires them to leave the comfort of their known world and walk alone, unaided by the crutch of belief and dogma, into the domain of pure consciousness. Most people would rather get caught up in the business of earning a living, raising a family, or helping their community than deal with the unsettling immensity of All That Is.
Yet it seems that all humans are meant to take this epic journey of discovery at some point in their series of lives on this planet. If you choose to walk this path, you will find yourself gaining a new perspective--that of consciousness, where the mind, with its judgments and emotions, ceases to dominate and the heart is your only reliable guide. The great issues of your daily life that once commanded your attention now seem wondrously arbitrary and irrelevant--simply interesting experiences that lasted far too long and became unnecessarily weighty.
The Illusion is a Game-Board Projection
You now see the illusion for what it is: a game-board projection designed so aspects of the Oneness can experience duality, fear, and separation. It is no more real than a programmed matrix in a computer game. You and I are merely units of awareness projected into the matrix, defining ourselves by the points through which we view, and believing what we see to be reality. Who did the projecting? You. Who is the projection? You. There is only you.
How do you get to this liberating place from which you can see the larger picture? The cosmic formula of creation is gloriously simple:
Attention + Intention = Manifestation
Nothing in the universe evades this law. The reality you perceive is entirely a function of the only two forces at your command: your attention and your intention. Bring conscious awareness to this equation--consciously monitor your attention and intention and what you are manifesting--and everything changes.
Through this ongoing process of self-observation it will become increasingly clear that the part of you that is projected into the illusion is in trouble. This realization, in fact, marks the beginning of your journey out of the illusion. Once you begin to couple the law of Attention + Intention = Manifestation with the concept of Oneness, you begin to see a completely different picture. You are All That Is. There is nowhere for you to go, nothing to attain, no lessons to learn.
If you buy into the reality that you are an earthbound human stuck in the struggle of life, presto!, there you are. If you focus on the part of you that is watching you flounder in the illusion, snap!, you're free... It can't get much easier than that.
Yet why are so few of us awake?
The written or spoken word can do no more than point the way. And trading one belief system for another accomplishes nothing. The answer lies elsewhere. Waking up is a consequence of induction. Just a few years ago you might have placed yourself in the presence of a guru or master and, through devotion, discipline, or some other practice, gradually assumed some of his or her enlightenment. Now, using the law of A + I = M, you become your own master. By focusing your attention on the part of you that is watching the rest of you floundering in the illusion, you are taking a giant step in restoring control over how your attention is commanded. If you add the intention of reclaiming your essence, you complete the formula that can only result in the manifestation of whatever your curiosity seeks to explore.
The payoff of having been so deeply mired in the illusion that you nearly succumbed -is compassion for those still stuck in the matrix, coupled with a large dose of humility. You have learned that the illusion is perfect exactly as it is. The only thing that needs to change is the point from which we view it.
Now all that's left is for you to summon the courage to begin the journey home!
by Maggie Erotokritou
As you continue bringing in love energy, imagine it filling every part of your mind, your body and your whole being. Imagine you are breathing in love and breathing out love energy until your whole body becomes a body of light. Fill every cell with light, and allow the transformation to take place. Enlightenment, which the great masters and teachers talk about, is actually the total transformation of all the cells into light. This is of course a long-term process, which may take several lifetimes to accomplish even with total dedication. But still the transformative process, which we engage in to a lesser or larger degree can still bring amazing, and wonderful results.
With regular practise, as the light comes in, it roots out old beliefs and deeply held structures that are no longer in alignment with our present process of self growth. Over a period of time as we release these beliefs and structures and we cleanse and purify on many different levels, our vibrations start to change. The body begins to vibrate on a much higher level, we become less dense and more sensitive and intuitively move towards that which will help raise our vibrations rather than lower them. Gradually this becomes more evident in every area of our lives, we become more selective in how we spend our time and with whom.
We find ourselves moving in new directions and new people and circumstances come into our lives, for as our vibrations change, so does what we attract. Remember energy follows thought, we attract to us what we think about, therefore it is imperative that we watch our thoughts and make sure they are in alignment with our chosen goal. It is the law of attraction, that we attract what we send out. If we constantly send out loving thoughts, our vibrations will change and we will attract more loving circumstances. Before that can happen, other things may need to take place first. It is an unfolding process, one that we live and work with moment by moment, day by day.
If we continuously come from love and hold only love in our hearts, we will find whatever is not in alignment will present itself in front of us. We may have to deal with our past actions, or resentment or anger or whatever is suppressed. We need to empty our subconscious, through meditation this happens spontaneously, layer by layer, releasing and letting go, releasing and letting go. As we come more into alignment with every word, thought and deed focused on love, then the response to our actions will be made manifest in a corresponding way.
One of the hardest tasks in this work and the most powerful is to watch our thoughts, to change all negative thoughts as we catch them into positive ones. As we do this, our level of clarity will increase and our depth of understanding will be profound, we will start to know, sense and intuit in a new way. We must be alert to judgement, either of ourselves or others. When we judge, we are not seeing clearly, we miss the depth of the person, we cannot see beyond to the light, we must learn to look deeper, always going beyond, not ignoring but a getting a greater sense of the picture and seeing what more is there and remember everyone is a soul of their particular journey and that each soul is special in some way.
Moving to a higher state of consciousness requires constant observation of the self in order to transform lower states into higher ones, there is no short cut, we have to do the on-going self work. This requires patience and the perseverance to keep going no matter what. Not an easy journey, but an extraordinarily rewarding one as you will come to see. Through the transformation of consciousness through love energy, we can live in a state of deep joy, which is irrelevant of what is going on around us, this is a state of immeasurable bliss. Once we have tasted it and felt the deep bliss of the divine, it becomes easier to detach from the superficial and to let go of anything, which lowers our vibrations.
When events appear to fit together perfectly in our lives it may seem at first that they are random occurrences, things that are the result of coincidence. These synchronous happenings, though, are much more than that, for, if we look at them more closely they can show us that the universe is listening to us and gently communicating with us. Learning to pay attention to and link the things that occur on a daily basis can be a way for us to become more attuned to the fact that most everything happens in our lives for a reason – even when that reason is not clear right away.
When we realize that things often go more smoothly than we can ever imagine, it allows us to take the time to reflect on the patterns in our lives. Even events that might not at first seem to be related to each other are indicators that the universe is working with, not against, us. This idea of synchronicity, then, means that we have to trust there is more to our lives than what we experience on a physical level. We need to be willing to look more closely at the bigger picture, accepting and having confidence in the fact that there is more to our experiences than immediately meets the eye. Being open to synchronicity also means that we have to understand that our lives are filled with both positive and negative events. Once we can recognize that one event is neither more desirable nor better than the other – they all have an overall purpose in our lives -- then we are truly ready to listen to the messages the universe gives us.
While we may not be able to see everything in our lives as being synchronous, we can certainly use hindsight to be more aware of how the universe guides us. This sense of wonder at the mysteries of the universe and the interconnectedness present in our lives will help us see our overall ways of being and will in turn make it easier to work more consciously towards our spiritual evolution.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning either "coiled up" or "coiling like a snake." There are a number of other translations of the term usually emphasizing a more serpent nature to the word - e.g. 'serpent power'.
The caduceus symbol of coiling snakes is thought to be an ancient symbolic representation of Kundalini physiology.
The concept of Kundalini comes from yogic philosophy of ancient India and refers to the mothering intelligence behind yogic awakening and spiritual maturation. It might be regarded by yogis as a sort of deity, hence the occasional capitalization of the term.
Within a western frame of understanding it is often associated with the practice of contemplative or religious practices that might induce an altered state of consciousness, either brought about spontaneously, through a type of yoga, through psychedelic drugs, or through a near-death experience.
According to the yogic tradition Kundalini is curled up in the back part of the root chakra in three and one-half turns around the sacrum. Yogic phenomenology states that kundalini awakening is associated with the appearance of bio-energetic phenomena that are said to be experienced somatically by the yogi.
This appearance is also referred to as "pranic awakening". Prana is interpreted as the vital, life-sustaining force in the body. Uplifted, or intensified life-energy is called pranotthana and is supposed to originate from an apparent reservoir of subtle bio-energy at the base of the spine. This energy is also interpreted as a vibrational phenomena that initiates a period, or a process of vibrational spiritual development.
The source text for the concept of kundalini is the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika" written by Swami Svatmarama (English translation, 1992) somewhere between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. Any examination of the topic should include this work. The pradipika is one of the later developments in yoga sacred texts. Hatha Yoga is strictly speaking a forcing technique which has as its primary aim the forcing of the arising of kundalini.
The main emphasis is a difficult regime of breathing techniques meant to increase the store of "prana" in the body. The well known physical postures are only meant to be an aid to maintain peak physical fitness, so as to support the real work of the breathing practices. All of this has, according to tradition, to be accompanied by prolonged and unbroken meditation practise (for which the main text is the "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali"). The text adds that great good fortune is another requirement, i.e.luck, for the procedure to succeed. However, these techniques are not without dangers.
The above youtube videos are using audio from Brain Sync, a developer of brain wave therapy programs, read my previous post for more about brain wave therapy. Brain Sync have many different programs available. Check their website for more information.
First discovered by biophysicist Gerald Oster at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, brain wave audio technology sends pure, precisely tuned sound waves of different frequencies to your brain via stereo headphones. In his EEG research, Oster discovered that when different vibrations, or sound frequencies, are delivered to the brain separately through each ear (as with stereo headphones), the two hemispheres of the brain function together to "hear" not the external sound signals, but a third phantom signal. This signal is called a binaural beat, and it pulses at the exact mathematical difference between the two actual tones.
So, for example, if a signal of 100 cycles per second entered your left ear and a signal of 109 cycles per second simultaneously entered your right ear, what you would actually perceive you heard would be a rhythmic, soothing pulsation, beating at 9 cycles per second. Research results show that first parts of the brain and, eventually, large areas of the brain begin to resonate sympathetically with this "phantom" binaural beat in what is known as the Frequency Following Response.
Subsequent research determined that binaural beat frequencies could drive or guide brain activity into a wide variety of specific brain states. Thus, effortlessly and naturally, your brain activity slides into rhythm with this binaural beat, becoming organized and coherent. Within minutes, the sound frequencies start to balance the left and right hemispheres of your brain – creating a remarkable state called hemispheric synchronization and driving the electrical activity of your brain into powerful states, normally unattainable.
Scientists have noted that this rare phenomenon was accompanied by flashes of creative insight, euphoria, intensely focused concentration, deep calm, and enhanced learning abilities. Brain Sync has advanced and refined a sophisticated sound recording technique called Harmonic Superimposition of binaural beat frequencies. In our audio programs, carefully tuned binaural beats are superimposed, layer upon layer, causing different groups of neurons to fire at different frequencies.Recent scientific research indicates that individual brain states, ranging from sleep to creativity, are marked by combinations of different brain wave frequencies. Brain Sync's Harmonic Superimposition technique takes a number of highly specific binaural beat frequencies and combines them simultaneously so that the binaural beats themselves create harmonic beat frequencies with the other binaural beats, to produce a highly specific brain state. The frequencies we've chosen for our audio programs are very powerful "window frequencies" ranging from the low delta range, associated with sleep and healing, upward through theta, then alpha, and into the very high beta range associated with heightened alertness and cognition.
Drunvalo Melchizedek speaks with Conscious Media Network about prophecies concerning 2012 and surviving the imminent pole shift. The best part is the end, so watch it all the way through.
Watch the video here
Drunvalo Melchizedek is Editor in Chief of Spirit of Ma'at, a website dedicated to providing a central clearinghouse of undistorted information in the areas of spirituality, human potential, and new science. Drunvalo feels that this service is important because the Internet is forming a global brain — birthing a new way of planetary communication — and yet there is so much factual distortion and fear-based reporting that it is akin to mental imbalance: not knowing what is real and what is not.
In this interview in Sedona in May of 2008, we talk with Drunvalo about what he sees is coming in the near future and how most of the Hopi and Mayan prophecies concerning 2012, have not come from the Hopis and Mayans themselves.
The inspiring message is that if we knew what it was going to be like after this transition, we would be jumping up and down for joy - now that's a truly uplifting message from our future!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Magical Ancient Egypt
"The temple was the teaching". A look at the ancient Egyptian temple as an interactive repository of ancient teaching. After more than 17 years onsite at Luxor Temple, the enigmatic mathematician, philosopher and modern-day alchemist R. A. Schwaller de Lubics discovered a key that unlocks a timeless teaching encoded in stone. Does Luxor temple conseal an ancient teaching about the metaphysical anatomy of man? West explores the controversial findings of Schwaller de Lubics and the biometric data he discovered hidden in this remarkable temple.
An obscure and very ancient ruin in the deep Egyptian desert is found to contain an accurate sculpture of our Milky Way galaxy as well as 23 of it’s neighbors. It also shows the trajectory and ACCURATE DISTANCES to significant stars in the constellation of Orion. Could this be an alien artifact? Astrophysicist and archeo-astronomer Thomas G. Brophy presents his bombshell discovery.
Old Kingdom and Older Kingdom Still John Anthony West explores architectural anomalies and other evidence of an advanced civilization predating the ancient Egyptians. Across Egypt, the many architectural, engineering, artistic and scientific wonders still defy explanation.
The mysterious Oserion appears to already have been an ancient ruin when it was “uncovered” by Seti I during the construction of the Temple of Abydos in first Dynasty. New developments in the “age-of-the-sphinx” debate. In the Cairo museum is a stella which describes reparations to the great sphinx performed by the Father of the traditionally credited builder. Does the great sphinx conseal its own date of construction in the age of Leo?
A growing body of evidence is suggesting a missing chapter in human history. Symbolist author and Egyptologist John Anthony West explores evidence of a sophisticated science behind the unexplainable accomplishments of Ancient Egypt. Was Ancient Egypt the inheritor of a body of scientific and spiritual knowledge from an even earlier civilization?
Author and mathematician Michael S. Schneider discusses organic geometry and the role of the fibonacci number series in growing life. West then demonstrates the presence of the fibonacci series in the stages of construction of the temple of Karnak - also known as the “House of Life”.
by Albert Villodo
My mentor, an old Indian who made his great and final journey a few years ago, used to tell me, "Alberto, we have a pending dinner engagement with the Great Spirit." He explained that as we were being kicked out of the Garden of Eden, a voice said "For you have eaten of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and now, less you also eat of the fruit of life everlasting and become as one of US, out!" (Genesis 3:22). We must to go back to eat of the fruit of that second tree, he would say.
The first great awakening of the shaman happens when he looks at his reflection in a clear pool, and realizes his own mortality. Until then, he is like a child, who realizes that death happens, but believes that it will never happen to him. The presence and awareness of his death, of his temporal nature, becomes the shaman's greatest teacher. The next great awakening for the shaman happens with the awareness of his trans-temporal nature, when he steps outside of time. For the medicine person this awareness is not an intellectual understanding. It isn't some tired cliché that we are eternal beings. It is first an experience, and next a skill that allows one to journey to our destiny.
The Inkas are very practical people. They believe that if you cannot grow corn with it, its another cliché. And they differentiate between information and knowledge. Information is knowing that water is H2O. Knowledge is being able to make it rain. To the Inka the prophecies are useless without the keys, the rites of passage to get you there. The word Inka in the Qechua language means a child of the Sun, our local star. The processes at the heart of the Inka prophecies are the Star Rites, the Mosok Karpay, the Rites of the Time to Come.
I asked don Humberto Sonco, the leader of the Q’ero Nation, to explain to me what these processes were. We were hiking to our base camp at the base of the Holy Mountain, Mt. Ausangate, this past summer. "Our prophecies are written in stone," he said. "We have no written language, like you do. We have only our weavings and our stones. If you understand Machu Picchu, and the stones at that ancient city," he went on, "you understand Cuzco.
Picchu is a miniature of Cuzco. If you understand Cuzco, you understand the entire Inka empire." At that point he paused, and I seized the opportunity to lean against a large boulder to catch my breath. We were within one mile of our base camp at the Blue Lagoon. All around us were apachetas, piles of prayer stones brought by pilgrims who undertook the same journey we had embarked upon. The stones had been carefully laid one upon the other, making towers three to four feet high. Don Mariano squatted down next to me an opened his mesa, the collection of stones and power objects that every shaman, or altomesayoq, carries. "If you understand the mesa," he said as he carefully opened up his medicine bundle to reveal the rocks inside it, "you understand Machu Picchu and the prophecies.
Machu Picchu was built by Pachacutek, the ninth Inka. His name means the 'transformer of the Earth.' He was the architect of cities in the clouds like Machu Picchu, and the builder of an empire the size of the United States. His name and his person embody the essence of the prophecies. The word Pacha in the language of the Inkas means Earth, or Time. Cutti means to turn upside down, or to set things right. The prophecies of the return of Pachacuti herald the end of time. The last Pachacuti happened five hundred years ago with the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. Throughout the Americas, the world of the Indian was turned upside down. Kings and chiefs were subjugated and turned into slaves, and barbarians became rulers.
Medicine people were tortured in the mines and fields, and rapists began preaching the word of a white god. Order in the Americas was overturned, and replaced with chaos. And with the coming of the European religions, the children of the earth were cast out of the garden. The next Pachacuti, according to the Inkas, has already begun, and the upheaval and chaos characteristic of this period will last another four years. During this time the world will be turned right side up again. The paradigm of European civilization will continue to collapse, and the ways of the Earth peoples will return. The Conquistador will perish by his own hand and his own blade. For the last of the Inkas this next Pachacuti means the possible end of the world as we know it.
But it also promises the emergence of a new human at the end of this period of turmoil. It announces the beginning of a millennium of gold in the Earth. Even more important, for the medicine people the prophecies speak about a tear in the fabric of time itself. This presents an opportunity for us to begin defining ourselves not only in terms of who we have been in the past, by our personal and collective history, but who we will become ten thousand years from now.
Like the Hopi, the Q'ero were given signs that would announce the coming of the Pachacuti. These signs included the drying of the high mountain lagoons, the near extinction of the condor, and the wrath of our father the sun (the Q'ero live at 17,000 feet right below the tear in the ozone layer.) It is these signs that led them to first come down from their mountain tops to reveal the rites of passage for stepping outside of time.
Shamanism is not a religion, yet it is the basis of all religions. The Andean shamans, the pacos, will explain that they have no Christ, no Buddha, no Mosses that says "follow my footsteps." The pacos say "follow your own footsteps. Learn from the rivers, the trees and the rocks. Honor the Christ, the Buddha, and your brothers and sisters. Honor the Pachamama (the Earth and the Great Spirit. Honor yourself and all of creation." None the less, the theme of stepping beyond time that the Inkas speak of can be found in every religious tradition. In Judaism, the Messiah will come at the end of time.
When Christ came, time ended and a new time began (Before Christ and After Christ.
) What is unique among the Inkas is that stepping outside of
time has not been institutionalized. It remains an act of personal power that can be attempted by anyone with the daring and courage to step through the doorways of time, escape the grip of death, and become who we are becoming ten thousand years from today. The Q’ero elders will be performing the Mosok Karpay during their upcoming visit to the United States during the months of September and October. Please see the “Meet the Q’ero” section for more information and dates.