Monthly Archive: March 2006

As we allow ourselves to realize we are wounded, to be aware of the
pain and go deeper and deeper to its source, we reach deep into the
well of our being to release old hurts, old poisons. That’s why we
embrace  pain. It’s not because we love the fact that it hurts.
Nobody  likes to hurt. But we choose to embrace pain because it’s
a piercing, an opening of a wound that allows the hurtful poison to be
released. Then we can let it heal.
– Marilyn C. Barrick

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
– Wayne Dyer

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
– Tao te Ching

The essence of all religions is love, compassion, and tolerance.
Kindness is my true religion. The clear proof of a person’s love of God
is if that person genuinely shows love to fellow human beings.
– the Dalai Lama
 
What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently
responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.
– Srully D. Blotnick
 
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
– William Jennings Bryan

…there can never be a difference in what you really are and what love is.
– from A Course In Miracles

Eleven Laws to Set You Free
by Guy Finley

If we want to grow inwardly we must find new ways to learn about
ourselves. These higher discoveries call for higher learning. Think of
each of the following eleven laws as individual magic strands of a
flying carpet. Make it your aim to weave them together in your
mind.  Then watch how these lessons combine to effortlessly lift
you to a higher and happier life level.

The First Law:

Nothing can stop you from starting over.  

The greatest power you possess for succeeding in life is your
understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose
to start fresh. Nothing that stood in your way even a heartbeat before
stands there now in the same way. It’s all new, even if you can’t as
yet see it that way.  You’ve only to test the truth of this fact
about the newness of life to discover the incredible freedom that waits
for you just behind it.  And then nothing can stop you. You’ll
know the real secret and the perfect power of starting over.

The Second Law:

Don’t be afraid to see when something doesn’t work.
 
Learn to be sensitive and to listen to the inner signals that try and
tell you when something isn’t working. You know what they are.
Frustration and resentment to name just a few. The presence of these
emotional troubles aren’t trying to tell you that you can’t succeed,
only that the road you’ve insisted upon taking so far doesn’t lead
where you want. Learning to admit when something isn’t working is the
same as teaching yourself what will.

The Third Law:

If it doesn’t flow, there’s more to know.
 
Learn to recognize all forms of strain — whether at work, in your
creative efforts, or in your relationships — as being unnecessary. The
friction you feel mounting when busy at some labor is never caused by
the task at hand, but by what you don’t yet know about it. This means
the only real reason for your strain is that you’ve got hold of a wrong
idea you don’t yet see as wrong. This new insight allows you to release
yourself by showing you what you need to know. Flowing follows your new
knowing.

The Fourth Law:

Don’t take the easy way.

There’s no getting away from what you don’t know, which is why any time
you feel compelled to go around a problem by taking the easy way, that
problem always comes round again. And isn’t that what makes life seem
so hard? Learn to see the “easy way” as a lying thought that keeps you
tied up and doing hard time. Getting something over is not the same as
having it completed. And as this insight grows, so will your
understanding that the whole idea of the “hard way” has always been
just a lying thought as well. Now you know: the complete way is the
easy way. So volunteer to make the “hard way” your way and learn the
real easy way.

The Fifth Law

On the other side of the resistance is the flow.

There are often times when it feels as though you can’t go any farther
in your work or studies. But you can learn to go beyond any
blockage.  Make the following clear to yourself. Those moments —
when it feels as though you’re least able to get beyond yourself — are
not telling you that you’ve gone as far as you can go, but only reveal
that you’ve reached as far as you know — for now. This higher
self-knowledge about your true inner position allows you to see the
resistance you’re feeling for what it really is: a threshold, and not a
closed door. Walk through it. Nothing can stop you.  On the other
side of the resistance is the flow. Learning to go beyond you is the
same as entering into the new.

The Sixth Law:

Watch for the opportunity to learn something new.

Everything is changing all the time. That means life is an endless
occasion for learning something new. But this means more than meets the
eye. Just as you’re a part of everything, everything is a part of you.
The whole of life is connected. And your ability to learn is part of
the wonder of this complete, but ever-changing whole. Learning serves
as a window, not only into the complex world you see around you, but
through it you may also look into the you that’s busy looking into the
world. And when you’ve learned there’s no end to what you can see about
the amazing worlds spinning both around and within you, you’ll also
know there’s no end to you. So stay awake. Learn something new every
day. You’ll love how that makes you feel about yourself.

The Seventh Law:

Learn to see conclusions as limitations.

If you approach the possibilities of learning about your life as being
limitless, which they are, then it follows that any conclusion you
reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation. Why? Because
there’s always more to see. For instance, let yourself see that all
conclusions are illusions when it comes to the security they promise.
There may be security in a prison, but there are also no choices behind
its confining walls. Learn to see all conclusions about yourself as
invisible cells. For that’s what they are. The seeming security these
conclusions offer are a poor substitute for the real security of
knowing that who you really are is always free to be something higher.

The Eighth Law:

Have no fear about being afraid.

Fear can’t learn, which is why you must learn about fear if you ever
wish to be a fearless learner. So, the first thing you must learn is
how to get past your fear of being afraid. Here’s how. The next time a
fear of some kind tries to fill one of your moments, try to see the
difference between the fact of your situation and your feelings about
it. This it the right use of your mind. For instance, it’s a fact that
interest rates change. It’s not a fact you have to get scared when they
do. That fear is not a fact of life, but only becomes one for you as
long as you insist that life perform according to what you think are
your best interests. As you learn to see that these fearful feelings
don’t belong to you, but only to your wrong thinking, you cease to be
afraid, even of your own fears.

The Ninth Law:

Never accept defeat.

As long as it’s possible to learn, you need never feel tied down by any
past defeat in your life. Here’s the real fact: nothing can prevent the
inwardly self-educating man or woman from succeeding in life. And
here’s why: wisdom always triumphs over adversity. But to win real
wisdom calls you to join in a special kind of struggle. And if this
battle had a banner under which to rally, here’s what would be written
upon that higher call to arms: “But I can find out!” Yes, you can learn
the facts. You may not understand how you could have been blind to that
evil person’s real intentions, but you can find out. Take these four
words that are freedom’s battle cry: I can find out! Use them to defeat
what’s defeating you.

The Tenth Law:

Learn to let go of painful pretense.

Most people approach their troubles with one of these two
non-solutions: they either pretend their problem isn’t a problem, or
they pretend they’ve solved their troubles with temporary cover-ups.
But their pain remains. It doesn’t have to be this way for you. You can
learn to let go of painful pretense. Here’s how. When facing an old
problem, what you don’t want is another “new way” to deal with it. What
you really want is to learn something new about the true nature of what
has a hold on you. To go far, start near. When faced with any pain, let
go of what you think you know. Act towards your trouble as if you don’t
know anything about it. This new solution is the only true one because
the truth is you don’t know what the real problem is. Otherwise you
wouldn’t still have it. Letting go what you think you know puts you in
the right place for learning what you need to know.

The Eleventh Law:

Persistence always prevails.

If you’ll persist with your sincere wish for higher learning, you can’t
help but succeed. Persistence always prevails because part of its power
is to hold you in place until either the world lines up with your wish,
or you see that your wish is out of line. But, for whichever way it
turns in that moment, you’ve won something that only persistence can
pay. See the following: if you get what you think you have to have to
be happy and you’re still not satisfied, then you’ve learned what you
don’t want. Now you can go on to higher things. And should you learn
you’ve been wearing yourself out with useless wishes, then this
discovery allows you to turn your energies in a new direction: self
liberation.

This article was excerpted from “Freedom from the Ties that Bind” by Guy Finley.

Had a wonderful day today.  Lenny and I went to our friend
Frankie’s house in Sylva, to work on Frankie’s computer and have a good
time.  We did both… didn’t quite get done with the computer, but
it was definitely better when we left than when we arrived.  Then
Lenny and I went to O’Malley’s Pub in Sylva and had a good time hanging
out with all the college kids on St. Patrick’s Day.  And upon
returning home, I had another fabulous conversation with Pam. 
Everything that could have gone well did, except for hearing that Ale
has a fever which is why she hasn’t written much.  I also came
home to more ideas on how to write a new website I’m just starting work
on.

Hugs,
Me

Addendum:  Something DID go wrong.  I left my
Organizer/wallet, with all my identification and credit/debit cards, at
O’Malley’s, and nobody turned it in.  I have protected myself on
the credit & debit cards, but some pictures are impossible to
replace (including the only picture I have of my brother), and some of
the membership and ministerial wallet cards will cost money to
replace.  Ah, well.  In front of every silver lining is a
cloud, LOL. – Moss

Second Addendum:  It’s 7 pm on Monday, and I just got a call from
O’Malley’s Pub in Sylva.  They were cleaning up, and found my
organizer/wallet tucked away somewhere.  My friend Frankie is
picking it up from them right about now, and will bring it to me on
Wednesday.  So the only problem now is waiting for my new credit
and debit cards, as all the old ones have been cancelled and will be
replaced by mail. – Moss

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Children, your true nature is like the sky, not the clouds. Your nature
is like the ocean, not the waves. The sky is Pure Consciousness, and
the ocean is Pure Consciousness. The sky simply witnesses the clouds.
The ocean simply witnesses the waves. The clouds are not the sky. The
waves are not the ocean. Clouds and waves come and go. The sky and the
ocean remain as the substratum of the clouds’ and the waves’ existence.
They have no existence of their own, they are unreal and constantly
changing. Like the sky and the ocean, the Witness is the substratum.
Everything happens within that supreme state of witnessing, but the
Witness remains uninvolved. The Witness simply is – pure and untouched.

— Amma, Awaken Children, Vol. 7, p. 56

Shadows

What I hate
    is my Shadow projected onto you
What I fear
    is your Shadow projected onto me
What I love
    is a projection of the Boundless’ Shadow

– Moss Bliss
©2006 by Gerald L. “Moss” Bliss, D.D. (written 6/15)

Today I am honoring one of our (admittedly few) great American politicians.

—–

A hungry man is not a free man.

A wise man does not try to hurry
history.

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue
is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.

All progress has resulted from people
who took unpopular positions.

An Independent is someone who wants to
take the politics out of politics.

Change is inevitable. Change for the
better is a full-time job.

Every age needs men who will redeem the
time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

Flattery is all right so long as you
don’t inhale.

For my part I believe in the
forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Freedom is not an ideal — it is not even
a protection — if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to
live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and
another television set.

Freedom rings where opinions clash.

Golf is a fine relief from the tensions
of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag.

He [Nixon] is the kind of politician
who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a
speech for conservation.

He who slings mud generally loses
ground.

I believe that if we really want human
brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane,
we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by
which it may spread.

I do not believe it is man’s destiny to
compress this once boundless earth into a small neighborhood, the
better to destroy it. Nor do I believe it is in the nature of man to
strike eternally at the image of himself, and therefore of God. I
profoundly believe that there is on this horizon, as yet only dimly
perceived, a new dawn of conscience. In that purer light, people will
come to see themselves in each other, which is to say they will make
themselves known to one another by their similarities rather than by
their differences. Man’s knowledge of things will begin to be matched
by man’s knowledge of self. The significance of a smaller world will
be measured not in terms of military advantage, but in terms of
advantage for the human community. It will be the triumph of the
heartbeat over the drumbeat.
    These are my beliefs and I hold
them deeply, but they would be without any inner meaning for me
unless I felt that they were also the deep beliefs of human beings
everywhere. And the proof of this, to my mind, is the very existence
of the United Nations.

I don’t want to send them to jail. I
want to send them to school.

I have been thinking that I would make
a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop
telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth
about them.

I have tried to talk about the issues
in this campaign… and this has sometimes been a lonely road,
because I never meet anybody coming the other way.

I understand the plight of the
Negro–though I am not one myself–and if elected, will do everything
within my power to fully integrate our fine Colored folk into
everyday, national society. That is my personal pledge to you, the
American people, as well as the Negro. We have rights to wrong, and
we can not be deterred by a region of our great land who stubbornly
clings to outdated notions that the Negro is an inferior being.

I’m not an old, experienced hand at
politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the
hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without
proving that you are unworthy of winning.

If we value the pursuit of knowledge,
we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free
mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is
hard.

In America any boy may become
President, and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.

It is an ancient political vehicle,
held together by soft soap and hunger and with front-seat drivers and
back-seat drivers contradicting each other in a bedlam of voices,
shouting “go right” and “go left” at the same
time.

It was always accounted a virtue in
a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a
virtue. It is a necessity. When an American says that he loves his
country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the
prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great
mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner
light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath
of self-respect.

It will be helpful in our mutual
objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the
face and see a man-not a color.

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if
you think you look funny on a horse.

Law is not a profession at all, but
rather a business service station and repair shop.

Laws are never as effective as habits.

Let’s face it. Let’s talk sense to
the American people. Let’s tell them the truth, that there are no
gains without pains, that we are now on the eve of great decisions,
not easy decisions.

Making peace is harder than making war.

Man does not live by words alone,
despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.

Man is a strange animal. He generally
cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against
it.

My definition of a free society is a
society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Nature is indifferent to the survival
of the human species, including Americans.

Nothing so dates a man as to decry the
younger generation.

On the plains of hesitation lie the
blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay
down to rest, and in resting died.

On this shrunken globe, men can no
longer live as strangers.

Patriotism is not short, frenzied
outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a
lifetime.

Peace is the one condition of survival
in this nuclear age.

Public confidence in the integrity of
the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we
lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight
and spend for.

Respect for intellectual excellence,
the restoration of vigor and discipline to our ideas of study,
curricula which aim at strengthening intellectual fiber and
stretching the power of young minds, personal commitment and
responsibility — these are the preconditions of educational
recovery in America today; and, I believe, they have always been the
preconditions of happiness and sanity for the human race.

Saskatchewan is much like Texas —
except it’s more friendly to the United States

Some of us worship in churches, some in
synagogues, some on golf courses.

Some people approach every problem with
an open mouth.

That which seems the height of
absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in
another.

[During his 1956 presidential campaign,
a woman called out to him, “You have the vote of every thinking
person!” Stevenson called back:] “That’s not enough, madam,
we need a majority!”

The art of government has grown from
its seeds in the tiny city-states of Greece to become the political
mode of half the world. So let us dream of a world in which all
states, great and small, work together for the peaceful flowering of
the republic of man.

The definition of a free society is a
society where it is safe to be unpopular.

The early years of the United Nations
have been difficult ones, but what did we expect? That peace would
drift down from the skies like soft snow? That there would be no
ordeal, no anguish, no testing, in this greatest of all human
undertakings?
    Any great institution or idea
must suffer its pains of birth and growth. We will not lose faith in
the United Nations. We see it as a living thing and we will work and
pray for its full growth and development. We want it to become what
it was intended to be — a world society of nations under law, not
merely law backed by force, but law backed by justice and popular
consent.

The elephant has a thick skin, a head
full of ivory, and as everyone who has seen a circus parade knows,
proceeds best by grasping the tail of its predecessor. [Comment on
the Republican symbol.]

The first principle of a free society
is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

The hardest thing about any political
campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of
winning.

The human race has improved everything,
but the human race.

The idea that you can merchandise
candidates for high office like breakfast cereal — that you can
gather votes like box tops — is, I think, the ultimate indignity to
the democratic process.

The journey of a thousand leagues
begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace
within our reach, however small.

The New Dealers have all left
Washington to make way for the car dealers.

The relationship of the toastmaster to
speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It
should call attention to the subject without making any particular
effort to cover it.

The Republican party makes even its
young men seem old; the Democratic Party makes even its old men seem
young.

The Republicans have a “me too”
candidate running on a “yes but” platform, advised by a
“has been” staff.

The Republicans stroke platitudes until
they purr like epigrams.

The sound of tireless voices is the
price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. But
there is also, it seems to me, a moment at which democracy must prove
its capacity to act. Every man has a right to be heard; but no man
has the right to strangle democracy with a single set of vocal
chords.

The time to stop a revolution is at the
beginning, not the end.

The whole notion of loyalty
inquisitions is a national characteristic of the police state, not of
democracy. The history of Soviet Russia is a modern example of this
ancient practice. I must, in good conscience, protest against any
unnecessary suppression of our rights as free men. We must not burn
down the house to kill the rats.

There are worse things than losing an
election; the worst thing is to lose one’s convictions and not tell
the people the truth.

There was a time when a fool and his
money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

This the first time I ever heard it
said that the crime is not the burglary, but the discovery of the
burglar.

Those who corrupt the public mind are
just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.

To act coolly, intelligently and
prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man — and also
a nation.

Understanding human needs is half the
job of meeting them.

Unreason and anti-intellectualism
abominate thought. But shouting is not a substitute for thinking and
reason is not the subversion but the salvation of freedom.

We can chart our future clearly and
wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.

We have confused the free with the free
and easy.

We hear the Secretary of State boasting
of his brinkmanship — the art of bringing us to the edge of the
abyss.

We live in an era of revolution — the
revolution of rising expectations.

We must recover the element of quality
in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our
schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal
chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.

We should be careful and discriminating
in all the advice we give. We should be especially careful in giving
advice that we would not think of following ourselves. Most of all,
we ought to avoid giving counsel which we don’t follow when it
damages those who take us at our word.

We talk a great deal about patriotism.
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture
to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility
which will enable America to remain master of her power — to walk
with it in serenity and wisdom, with self-respect and the respect of
all mankind; a patriotism that puts country ahead of self; a
patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the
tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. The dedication of a
lifetime — these are words that are easy to utter, but this is a
mighty assignment. For it is often easier to fight for principles
than to live up to them.

We travel together, passengers on a
little spaceship, dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and
soil, all committed, for our safety, to it’s security and peace.
Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love
we give our fragile craft.

What a man knows at fifty that he did
not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.

With the supermarket as our temple and
the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world
with an irresistible vision of America’s exalted purpose and
inspiring way of life?

[When asked on a television show if he
had any advice to give to young politicians:] “Yes, never run
against a war hero.”

You are in the courtroom of world
opinion. You have denied they exist, and I want to know if I
understood you correctly. I am prepared to wait for my answer until
hell freezes over. And I am also prepared to present the evidence in
this room!

You can tell the size of a man by the
size of the thing that makes him mad.

You know, you really can’t beat a
household commodity – the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.

You will find that the truth is often
unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable
fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for
good news.

Your days are short here; this is the
last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this
lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You
will go away with old, good friends. And don’t forget when you leave
why you came.

– Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to
woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman
less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is
immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not
more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she
not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is
the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more
effective appeal to the heart than woman?
– Mohandas Gandhi in “Young India”, 10/4/1930

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
– Seneca, Roman Senator and Philosopher (mid 1st century c.e.)

Everything I need shall be provided today. Everything. Say it, until
you believe it. Say it at the beginning of the day. Say it throughout
the day.
Sometimes, it helps to know what we want and need. But if we dont, we
can trust that God does. When we ask, trust, and believe that our needs
will be met, our needs will be met. Sometimes God cares about the
silliest little things, if we do.
Today, I will affirm that my needs will be met. I will affirm that God
cares and is the Source of my supply. Then I will let go and see that
what I have risked to believe is the truth.
– Melody Beattie

In a busy world, it’s tempting to believe that someone else has the
answers. Sometimes they do, but even then, their answers may not be
yours. This week, remember that you are the authority on your own life.
You’ll be more peaceful if you listen for the wisdom in other people’s
advice, then take what serves you and leave the rest. In the end, peace
comes from knowing yourself … and trusting yourself to make decisions
that serve life and love.
– Joan Borysenko

As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
– Isabelle Holland

Mystically speaking, there is no difference between you and another
person.  This is why we cannot hurt another without hurting
ourselves, nor help another without helping ourselves.
– Vernon Howard

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“You Are Never A Victim”

“When we blame, we give away our power.”

— Greg Anderson

ALL of our personal physical, psychological, and social problems arise
from a lack of alignment between the body, emotions, mind and the soul.
As a result, we are never victims of outside forces.

The soul challenges us to grow with problems, illnesses and/or
injuries. These painful events trigger our subconscious blocks. This
gives us the opportunity to SEE the blocks and release them.

“People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will
always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their
lives.”

— Stedman Graham

“No matter how frustrated you may feel, there is Always a way out. In
every situation that arises, we choose to be powerful or powerless. It
may not always feel like it, but it is a choice. And there are
consequences for these choices in terms of the results we get, and the
subsequent increase or decrease in our power and influence. If we
choose powerlessness, it is often because we doubt there is any other
option.”

— Blaine Lee

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These quotes are supplied courtesy of Higher Awareness

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Lightworkers

An Introduction

    Most lightworkers consider themselves to be in a
privileged seat with regards what is happening at this time. Primarily
they see themselves at the front end leading this process. From our own
experience this process is first and foremost about offering
possibilities of deep change and that the primary function of making
these changes is to expand your soul at soul level by resolving all
issues causing limitation – lightwork unfortunately is not even
touching these areas.

Initiating Change

    You cannot change what you do not fully understand,
so an early, important and continuous part of this process is for you
to connect with other parts of yourself so that you either consciously
or otherwise come to understand who you are within ALL THAT YOU ARE.
Hence many are aware that they are connecting with beings that they
already know and have strong links with, they are also aware that they
are remembering what they have already done many times before and
strangely enough doing it again?

The importance of Lightwork

    Lightworkers are very important because they are
opening portals and connecting earth to many different places on many
different levels. Lightworkers have particular soul qualities and
skills that make it easier for them to access the beyond and facilitate
in this way. This opening of channels makes it possible for others
without these skills to also re-connect with other parts of themselves.
This is necessary as this process is about bringing ALL THAT YOU ARE on
all levels (particularly soul levels) into a greater degree of
wholeness and balance. This is nothing to do with moving into the
light, or enlightenment or god consciousness but about your here using
this vehicle in conjunction with this process to give your soul a wider
range of skills, qualities and approaches compared to what it has so
far enjoyed. It is then about growth in a very deep and fundamental
sense. Growth means change, and change in this sense means moving away
from what you have always done to do things in a different way.

    Lightworkers then are for the most part lost in the
activation or technicalities of the process. Many think that the game
is about becoming light masters, raising light awareness and
re-connecting with other projected soul fragment parts. However this is
nothing more than a starting point to re-connect with ALL THAT YOU ARE
to resolve all traumas, misalignments before re-designing your soul
itself. This for us is what this process is about.

Soul Limits

    The greatest limits of your soul are paradoxically
what you think of as your most endearing soul qualities and skills.
These of course you take so much for granted that they are transparent
and very difficult for you to even see within yourself – they are so
much a part of you that you cannot separate yourself from them. Other
limits of your soul are conditioned patterns from your soul family and
culture as well as traumas picked up from any existence.

    We would say that you have the possibility at this
time to let go of what you have always done as a soul and grow new
qualities and develop new skills. You are in fact your souls hope in
its desire to make changes that it simply cannot itself within it’s
soul form environment.

Lightworker Opportunities

    Opening portals and establishing energy connections
are essential to give all here (including lightworkers) the opportunity
to transform ALL THAT THEY ARE absolutely everywhere. Lightwork has the
dual function of facilitating the process itself and also presenting
lightworkers with the opportunity to live some of their own limits.

    Think about this – if this time is about growth and
change and you are simply remembering what you have done many times
before then does this not mean that you are standing still – simply
doing the same thing yet again – what then is new – what are you doing
differently? Nothing. Of course as a lightworker you might think that
you are exempt from this as you are here to help? But how can you truly
help people to go where you have not gone yourself?

    It is not so much about levels of awareness or
consciousness as much as it is about learning to live in new ways,
express new qualities, develop new skills THAT YOU HAVE NEVER EXPRESSED
OR EXPERIENCED BEFORE. Perhaps you think that you are special because
you have certain abilities. But all people have special abilities –
they are just different from yours.

Lightworker Misconceptions

    Lets look at these areas in more detail. Although
you are all convinced that this process is about increased awareness /
consciousness you would be very surprised to feel / experience soul
consciousness within pure soul levels. We have been doing this with
ourselves and our clients for the last 4 years and there is as much of
a range of _expression of the positive and negative on this levels
(despite and contrary to what we have all been told) as there is on
this level. As above so below does seem to hold.

    Awareness is just another skill / quality for the
most part and is not what this process is about. It is about looking at
yourself, exploring what is limiting YOU, and moving beyond these
limits.

    From our experience what are presented as so called
spiritual paths or ways on this level are also presented on soul levels
too. They are not on this level to help you evolve as a human they are
included on this level to help you understand what your soul is
involved in at soul level. So whatever you are attracted to and or
involved in; whether it is a religion, Christ consciousness,
enlightenment, god consciousness, lightwork and so on and so on is
often a representation of what you are attracted to and involved in at
pure soul levels too. To help your soul change you must first live as
your soul and experience all facets of ALL THAT YOU ARE everywhere. We
have to say that you cannot change what you do not deeply understand
and you can only understand your soul by living IT. From our
perspective, all this bickering about interpretations of the bible for
example and all the different sects that have arisen from this are no
more than a representation of the stances taken by many soul cultures
to different philosophies and so on accepted and believed at soul
levels.

    It is also interesting when you look at lightwork
closely and see exactly the same differences or variations in the
background stories, the stances, the explanations and so on. There is
nothing inherently different in the presentation of lightwork when it
is rationally compared to the presentation of other assumed spiritual
paths, religions and so on.

    After you have read this page take time to do a web
search for lightwork sites and look at the explanations given by
different lightwork fractions. The number of completely different but
entirely detailed, comprehensive and sincerely presented earth
history’s, relations with soul fragment civilizations, planetary
process explanations and so on are staggering. This diversity is a
representation of the different approaches and agendas that you (and
we) all hold to on the higher levels including pure soul level. In
other words at pure soul level there is the same division between
different cultures, races, societies and so on as there is here, as
many arguments, standoffs and so on. You, can at this time work to try
and move your soul beyond these limiting stances, agendas, approaches,
philosophies, beliefs, skills and qualities. And lightwork for
lightworkers is just another more complicated and difficult to
understand representation of these limitations.

Ascension and Divine Hierarchy Contradictions?

    Yes, you will have been introduced to beings that
you feel a great kinship with (as we have). This re-connecting process
is called by some ascension. You are told that ascension is what you
are here for, to go back home and to be more aware of yourself as a
light being (this is a good start certainly). So, yes, after some time
you can connect consciously with these beings and your home planet /
star, and become aware of what was / is ONE OF YOUR HOMES. However from
our experience many lightworkers are getting stuck in this data
gathering phase, feeling so much at home with a certain type of being –
Pleiadians, Alpha Centurians, angels or Arcturians for example that
they stay there. Of course feeling comfortable with these beings does
not encourage understanding of the need to move on and explore and
understand yourself and your patterns and issues in as many cultures
and levels as you possibly can. If you let go and move on then you may
eventually get in touch with pure soul forms and experience who these
forms are at soul level and perhaps even re-experience your soul
creation process as I have. You will then find that your root issues,
limitations and conditioning are not human based or even soul fragment
based but that this life here NOW is a mirror for what your soul has
lived and experienced. That is your childhood here is often presenting
you with the same limitations and restrictions that you experienced as
a young soul and that resolving your issues within your human self is
merely a foundation and basic training ground for doing the same within
the deepest levels of your soul up to and including the level of its
creation.

    We achieved this so called ascension process about 6
years ago. However as we are sensitive to and very focused on resolving
our imbalances we were still aware that we had lots more to resolve
whose origins we had still not identified within all the existences and
experiences that we had so far explored – so we kept going. We then
moved into and became aware of the lower levels within the pure soul
form arena. We explored many soul cultures at this level. We worked
with many thousands of soul form beings from these levels over a two
year period. We also, once again realized that we had soul forms living
within many of these cultures so again it was a case of exploring
ourselves and our limitations at this new level.

    At this time I was working with others as a group
here and it was no surprise that we all had soul forms living within
these soul culture levels. Our working together here was a
representation of movements that these cultures were making on these
higher levels to work together to explore their limitations and find
better ways to move on.

    When we reached the limit of that mission profile
they started to wind things down. But once again we could feel that
there was more so we kept going. This proved difficult as this was not
the politically correct thing to do and it upset our support teams the
majority of which had most definitely reached their own limits. What we
could say here is that as the soul forms we were on those levels were
part of this mission, then having reached the end of the mission (which
was about exploring some limited areas of the limits of these soul
cultures) we were supposed to wind things down and go home AGAIN (NOT
AGAIN!!). So, we were being told to pack up and stop our exploration at
a point were the politically and culturally defined limits of this
mission would not upset the status quo so that these cultures would not
be strongly impacted by change. For us this was just another block
trying to hold us to a more subtle set of limits which we were (in
alignment with our self driven agenda) not interested in. We then had a
difficult time dismissing those who were intent on stopping us from
going our own way (We had lots of interference). It took a huge and
determined effort to break from these beings (daily meetings) to
continue self propelled to seek more freedom. In all it took about 3
weeks to do this but then gradually once again we could feel something
else holding us back. . .

    This time however it was the so called divine
hierarchy which was also a great surprise as I had not worked with any
of them or invited them to work with me for about 2 years. It would
seem that although I / we had never been attached to them it seems that
they were attached to us and would not let us go. Experiencing the
presence of Archangel Michael and Gabriel beaming out bad vibes of
disapproval and anger when they had once been close and trusted friends
was a time of complete astonishment. We made our intentions quite clear
(actually our intentions were never EVER unclear), that we were beings
endowed with free choice and that it was our choice to bring ourselves
(and our souls) to a deeper level of awareness and to move ourselves
beyond all limits not just the limits defined by a so called divine
hierarchy and that it was our right to choose who would help us to do
this and so it will be. Unfortunately it was not, as no matter how many
representations we made they would not budge. They refused to respect
our intentions and very actively tried to prevent us from moving on. It
took us another 2 weeks during which we had to literally fight for our
freedom. They had no respect and they had no integrity.
 
Hierarchy, Divine Guidance and Master Being Guidance Limitations

    We would like to say that all that we experienced
during this part of our journey was essential. We identified issues
such as naivety and innocence which you could translate as over trust
as well as servility. Strangely enough many lightworkers insist that we
must have issues to do with lack of trust as this then would negate our
experience and make you all feel comfortable – sadly we don’t have
these as we have always trusted implicitly in THE DIVINE rather than
assumed divine guidance representations, a contradiction in itself we
feel of THE DIVINE. Others say that often beings will guide you into
areas that you don’t understand for your own learning – unfortunately
once again we have to say that our active focused approach has given us
experience far beyond others in these areas too and this is also not
the case here.

    We would say that yes, by and large all of the
beings helping are indeed helping, but you should understand that many;

        a) Are very carefully
controlling peoples understanding of this process so that changes will
not radically effect them too much. They want the status quo maintained
and the best way to do this is to set themselves up as quasi key
holders, gate keepers, experts, helpers, so they make people dependent
on them for information and guidance. A complete contradiction we feel
with regards empowering people to find out for themselves.

        b) Have as much awareness of
their pure soul forms as you do – that is very little. They also have
little understanding of the potential of this process. This is
reflected in the diverse presentations passed by the same so called
master and divine beings about what we are told this process is about;

            *  Enlightenment. What ever that is?
            *  Christ consciousness.
           
*  Ascension. There are many different definitions of what
ascension is too.
            *  Moving into the 4th or 5th dimension.
            *  Reaching God Consciousness.
            *  Human Evolution.
            *  Preparing for the Second Coming.
            *  Preparing for et’s coming to lead us.
            *  Empowerment.

        Don’t they know? Well could it be that actually they don’t!

        c) You will attract people
and beings (on all levels) that are like yourself, that have the same
ideas, understandings and beliefs (read limits) as you yourself have
(on all levels). If you want to make use of this process to move beyond
all limits, then obviously you cannot rely on these beings / friends
for confirmation, guidance or support. It is no surprise that few are
drawn to work with us as most peoples guides are fighting tooth and
nail to keep them aligned with what you (and they) are used to while
what we are doing is completely new and beyond this (for ourselves as
well as others). It happens often that people who do actually work with
us tell us that their guidance does not agree with what we are saying.
Not much of a surprise AGAIN! As we have explained above had we
accepted the limitations of our guidance we would be saying the same
too. If you cannot muster enough confidence or courage to sincerely and
intensely drive your own movement into unity, freedom and wholeness
without expectations and preconceptions then all you will do is chase
your own tail and sadly stay within entirely comfortable, tried and
tested limits no matter how good you think your awareness, spiritual
understanding or guidance is.

    Finally, we would have to say that as all
attachments are attachments no matter who they are with, then how would
you survive without your assumed divine masters? This for many of you
will be your biggest lesson of letting go and possibly your first true
step into the unknown thus moving yourself into a deeper level of self
empowerment, self responsibility and self authority.

    Who is going to advise you on this matter (apart
from us?) – no being that you are currently working with will confirm
this position, no readings and no channelings are going to do anything
but cause confusing and doubt. As beings can only help and guide you
into areas that they themselves are aware of and expert in then it is
unfortunate that the hierarchy and other favourite lightworker beings
are extremely limited in both their understandings and their experience
of moving beyond the limits that they themselves hold to.

Lightworker Issues

    So, as lightworkers, you are being served and guided
by ascended masters and other so called divine guidance and supposedly
aware beings and you in turn are serving and guiding others and this
planet in the best way with regards what you think this process here
is. Unfortunately we now understand that what you trust and rely upon
also have the same issues as yourself and that they have as much
awareness about this as you do (zero). For example, they are addicted
to serving others at the expense of serving themselves. As part of
this, they live to carry out missions (as you do to). These are just
two of the issues that are part of the lightworker baggage. We speak of
this with our own authority as we too had these issues and moved on.
The beings that lightworkers are working with cannot help lightworkers
to make these changes as they like you have no experience of doing
anything else and they like you do not understand that a movement
beyond this is part of their process of evolution and what is being
offered now.

    We are continually astonished at the attitude
presented by lightworkers who have come to work with us (usually only
briefly). As our primary work is about looking at issues of limitation
then we always ask what issues they would like us to work on? This is
usually met with sidelong glances and feet shuffling. Often they want
us to facilitate them in some area of awareness that they think they
are lacking – clairaudience and clairvoyance are two that are
favourite. After insisting on looking at issues and they start to offer
some, the next question is how much have you worked on these issues?
Often, although they may work consistently to help others as healers we
very rarely come across lightworkers who spend anytime looking at never
mind resolving their own issues. The assumed attitude is that issues
have nothing to do with the process happening here, that it is about
raising awareness and consciousness. Well we beg to differ. You cannot
take others were you cannot go yourself and if you are not prepared to
look at and resolve your own issues then what chance do you have in
helping a client successfully and fully resolve theirs (none at all).
The last potential lightworker enquirer presented three serious issues
in the first two e-mails, including suppressed emotions, emotional
trauma, attachment both to guidance and lower level mission agendas.
When asked what they wished to focus on as part of the initiation the
answer was that they wanted increased clairaudient awareness!! A
typical lightworker no less – what a surprise!! (all of these examples
are of lightworkers of long standing, much respected by others).

    We recently had a very negative review of our book
written (we assume) by a lightworker I quote “my advice is….do
lightbody…something rather more spirit-orientated. However, if you
enjoy consciously inviting your personal “demons, entities, fears….
and are prepared to deal with the consequences, this is the text for
you?”. What an excellent summing up of lightwork. If those involved in
lightwork are not interested in dealing with their own demons, entity
attachments and fears then just to what level can you facilitate others
to explore and resolve theirs?

    For us, this process is happening on earth and EARTH
is THE primary focal point for what is happening which can potentially
initiate massive changes on ALL levels but this can only really happen
if you start making changes at a the level where your soul forms and
aspects reside and this can only happen, and will only happen if you
have the courage to drive yourself with an insistence to look at and
resolve all that is limiting YOU. Only then will you be able to move
into something completely NEW, something that is completely beyond your
experience.

    Think about this – it does not matter how much light
work you do if you hold the energy within yourself of avoidance of
issues, then this is what you project to others – stay the same – that
is what I am doing?

Beyond Lightwork

    We made this movement into self authority,
responsibility and empowerment about two and a half years ago, until
then we had the privilege of working closely with more than 40,000
beings all dedicated and essential for our path but all at the same
time quite limited.

    Now we have the privilege of working with beings who
have no hidden agendas a truly new experience. This is a small
infrequently changing team of freelance beings where we all work
together as equals, we do not serve each other but support each other
as souls to help each other make movements beyond the limits of our
souls. We work to explore all that makes up our soul directly, we bring
these soul forms and aspects back together in a merging process (not an
integration which only works for lower projected soul forms and soul
fragments). We are also exploring ways of making soul changes easier as
to be quite honest making changes at this level makes everything else
we have gone through to get here seem like a walk in the park – its
bloody difficult. Soul forms will not merge until you can convince them
that you can do what they have not been able to – that is change /
respond in a different way. For example have you the courage to shut
down a favourite soul quality to help you grow another? Can you achieve
a balance and care or not care with regards how each situation presents
itself or are you addicted to caring without having a choice about it?

    Unfortunately higher soul aspects are only convinced
by action – not rhetoric or persuasion. So, for the last two years we
have been actively changing deep soul patterns to imprint changes on
our soul so that we can merge, bring together and balance many of our
soul aspects and forms through this process. We are in effect
re-designing our soul, we now know that this is what we are really here
for (at least until we move beyond this point). We stand much more in
ourselves, we experience our own authority and are, all the time making
a detached movement into deeper levels of self empowerment and self
responsibility.

http://www.soul-healer.com/s-topics/pp-08.htm#The%20importance%20of%20Lightwork

The Evolution Has Begun!

By Swami Beyondananda

For years now, we’ve been hearing “shift happens,” and wondering when,
where and how. Now finally, it looks as if the shift is about to hit
the fan. This is good news for all those shift fans who’ve been
wondering if the new age will arrive before old age does. Of course, if
you’re looking for signs in the news, you won’t find them. At least,
not yet. The news might as well be called the “olds,” because the world
still seems stuck in greedlock, ruled by fossilized fools fueled by
fossil fuels. But I have been receiving encouraging intelligence
reports that say indeed, humans are becoming more intelligent. Yes,
people everywhere are wising up. And that’s great, because we could
sure use an up-wising!

The evolution has begun. But before we see changes in the old
needy-greedy, we humans must change our consciousness — and the first
step is becoming conscious of how unconscious we’ve been. As the saying
goes, the truth shall upset you free, and last year saw lots of
disillusionment. But what better to free us from the far more dangerous
condition of illusionment? If we want to stop the abuse of power, the
first step is to disabuse ourselves. So, here’s some good news: Despite
a massive media impropaganda machine that feeds the public “babblum”
(strained bullshit made digestible for a simple child’s mind), more and
more Americans are reading between the lyins’ and peering behind the
Irony Curtain.

In 2005, Americans had to face the sad realization that the Bush
Administration’s “pro-life” stance appears to be limited to the unborn
and the brain-dead. Despite being panned by critics everywhere, the
Iraqi Horror Picture Show continued its run, as thousands and thousands
of born fetuses – ours and theirs — lost their right to life. While we
may or may not have saved face by staying there, we have most
definitely lost ass. And we’ve been assured we’ll be stuck in that
morass until — well, until there’s no more ass to lose. Meanwhile,
more and more Americans reached another sad conclusion: We’re not in to
keep the peace, we’re there to keep the pieces.

The signs of up-wising are everywhere. Even the most unpleasant stories
are beginning to break through the soundless barrier and defy the
President’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy: “You promise not to ask us
what we’re doing, and we promise not to tell you.” Although we’ve been
inundated with “fear-gnomes” and ominously warned we have to protect
ourselves in this dogma-eat-dogma world, a majority of Americans are no
longer comfortable with the notion that the only way to defeat the
“evil-doers” in the world is to out evil-do them. Although our
President has assured us that “we don’t torture,” it is now common
knowledge that we simply send detainees to countries that do torture
when we want them to “testify under oaf.”

As for those progressives who’ve been whining that the President “never
listens” to them, well it turns out he’s been listening all along. And
thanks to the so-called Patriot Act (which, I understand, is about to
be renamed the Eternal Insecurity Act), it looks like he’ll be able to
listen in even more — all in the name of making us safe. But now even
some Republicans are beginning to see that there’s a difference between
protection and the “protection racket.” And with the recent revelations
about Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff and other gold collar criminals, some of
the more devout conservatives have come to realize that the “family
values” they voted for bear an uncanny resemblance to Soprano Family
values.

If there was any warm feeling in 2005, chalk it up to climate change.
Katrina hit, and in the government’s response we saw a future when at
last all Americans will be equal — where everyone regardless of race
or creed will be treated like Black folks.

Alarming Policies Have Awakened Millions!

Fortunately this is the State of the Universe Address, and from a
universal perspective, things are humming along quite nicely. It turns
out that the Earth is the talk of the Universe these days. In fact, the
odds-makers at the Intergalactic Enquirer say the odds are actually in
our favor: “We’re betting on the human race to reach critical mass
before they get to critical massacre.” And we could beat the odds, if
we finally gave up our addiction to getting even and got odd instead.
It stands to reason. If each of us used our unique oddness to improve
the odds for everyone, there would be no need for getting even.

Yes, the up-wising has begun, and intergalactic observers are saying
that we have none other than George W. Bush to thank. How is that, you
may ask? Well, I am reminded of a story my guru Harry Cohen Baba used
to tell. A well-known minister died and arrived at the Pearly Gates at
the same time as a cab-driver from . The cabbie was ushered in, but the
clergyman was left waiting outside. After waiting and waiting and
waiting, he finally called over the attending angel. “Excuse me, but
I’m a renowned minister. How come you let that cab-driver in, and I’m
left waiting out here?” “Well,” the angel said, “when you preached,
everyone slept. But when he drove, everyone prayed.”

For millennia, spiritual teachers have been calling on us to go for the
highest common denominator, but we’ve always seemed to end up with the
lowest common dominator instead. And now, George W. Bush has done what
preachers, teachers and other far-sighted visionaries have failed to do
up until now: His policies have been so alarming, that he has awakened
a slumbering body politic that slept through all previous alarms. Where
others have failed, he has people all across the world praying, “God
help us!” And instead of waiting for an intervention from above —
after all, we cannot expect to be fed intervenously forever — people
are beginning to help themselves, and even more importantly, help each
other.

Sure, there are still plenty of Not-Sees out there who insist on not
seeing that we humans are all in the same boat. The good news is, more
and more Americans are getting that sinking feeling that there’s only
one Earthship, and ignoring a leak because it’s “on the other side of
the boat,” is a mistake of titanic proportions.

We Are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For

America, the world’s only super-power, doesn’t need a revolution. We’ve
already had one, thank you. What is needed now — and what has already
begun — is the American Evolution where enough of us wake up and see
that those two political parties have been partying on our dime, and we
the people haven’t been invited. Time to go beyond choosing the lesser
of two weasels. If we want to evolve the dream of our Founding Fathers
— instead of devolve into the nightmare of Big Brother — we must
become the leaders we’ve been waiting for. I’ve said it before. The
only force more powerful than a super-power is a Super-Duper Power —
the power of the people plus the power of love. And anyone who doesn’t
believe we are a Super-Duper Power, well they have been super-duped!

It’s true, many people still feel that the affairs of the world should
be left to the bolder and badder among us. But look what that leaves us
with: Are you satisfied choosing between Saddam Hussein and George
Who’s-Not-Sane? Now I know those “God, guns and guts” Old Testament
Christians might have forgotten, but Jesus did say that the meek shall
inherit the earth. In all undue immodesty, maybe it’s time for us meek
folks to boldly step forth and accept our inheritance.

For just as 2000 years ago Jesus stood up to a class that placed the
rule of gold above the Golden Rule, today we face the modern version of
the Pharisees — the Phallusees, I think they are called. They
cynically cloak themselves in religious robes, but the only power they
trust is the power of the stick. Well, there’s another old saying: It
doesn’t matter how big your stick is, if you stick your stick where it
doesn’t belong, you’re stuck.

Another sign of the up-wising and coming evolution is that people are
growing dissatisfied with the positionality of “my side vs. your side,”
and are seeing the whole issue of sides from a new angle: Maybe we’re
all on the same side. For example, this argument between creationism
and evolution is just another way for dueling dualities to steal our
energy. I believe in both. I believe the Creator created us to evolve,
otherwise Jesus would have said, “Now don’t do a thing till I return.”
I have it on good authority that the Creator is pulling for us: “Come
on, you children of God. Time to grow up and become adults of God
instead.”

Time to Overgrow the System From the Grassroots Up

The time for revolution and overthrowing has past. Now we need an
evolution where we “overgrow” the current dysfunctional system from the
grassroots up. You are probably familiar with the story of the Native
American grandfather who tells his grandson that there are two wolves
fighting inside all of us: The wolf of fear and anger, and the wolf of
love and peace. “Which wolf will win?” asks the young boy. “Whichever
one we feed,” replies the grandfather.

And so when people ask me to predict what will happen, I tell them the
only thing I can predict with certainty is the uncertainty of any
prediction. The future’s just too unpredictable these days. This is a
Universe of infinite possibilities, so it all depends on which futures
we invest in.

There is something far more empowerful than predictions, and that is
Tell-A-Vision. If you’re fed up with the current programming, my advice
is turn off your TV and tell a vision instead. That way, we will have
healing and functional visions to step into — and that beats what
we’ve been stepping into. So I will tell my vision for 2006: This is
the year of the American Evolution, where all those who prefer the
Golden Rule to the rule of gold get past left and right, and come front
and center.

I see Americans of all political stripes, plaids and polka dots (not to
mention solids), choosing to face the music and dance together. Sure,
we’ll have to learn some new steps, but it’s time for a new dance –
A-Bun-Dance. That is where we get up off our assets, move our buns, and
dance together in rhythm and flow. And what better way to turn the funk
into function, and leave the junk at the junction?

I see us in a new reality show — Extreme Planetary Makeover — where
everyone can play and everyone can win. Just think. Something more
compelling than reality TV … it’s called reality!

I know, I know. Only a crazy person would dare to propose anything that
sane. But maybe it’s time to declare the current institutionalized
insanity illegally insane, and set about building a sane asylum big
enough for all six and a half billion of us. As my guru Harry Cohen
Baba has said, “Life is like a good deli. Even if something isn’t on
the menu, if enough people order it they have to make it.” So what kind
of new world order are we ordering up? Do we feed the wolf of fear and
buy into the “it’s every man for himself” story? Or do we nourish the
wolf of love and evolve into the “we’re all in it together” story?

If we’re going to be a Super-Duper Power, we have to be super-duper
powerful in activating the power of love, and cultivating the power of
joy. So laugh more. Why not? We all know there’s something funny going
on. The wall of lies cannot withstand the vibration of laughter. All
seriousness aside, only a farce field that combines truth and laughter
can bring down the Irony Curtain once and for all.

Release the old story — been there, done that — and speak the new
story into the world. Dare to imagine what we could be doing if we
weren’t spending so much of our livelihood on weapons of deadlihood.
Think about it … think tanks where they think about something other
than tanks. Young people living for their country instead of dying for
it. Health and education fully funded, and the Air Force having to run
a bake sale so they can buy a new bomber.

Can we change the course of history? Can we shift our karma into
surpassing gear? I cannot say for sure, but if we choose to give up
that old Dodge and trade it in for an Evolvo, that’s a good first step.
So … let the Evolution begin. We don’t have to wait until the first
Big Shot is fired. If we create a powerful enough field, the Big Shots
will end up firing themselves.

May the FARCE — as always — be with us.

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Never again will I make the simple into the complex. Something of true
value does not become more valuable because it becomes complicated.
Experience and conditions come and go; complications arise and fall
away, but the simple action of God is eternal in the universe.
– Donald Curtis

Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first
suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion,
from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
– Leigh Hunt

Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are.
– Mark McGinnis

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
– Samuel Clemens

Quizzes

Your results:
You are Geordi LaForge

Geordi LaForge
70%
Uhura
70%
Deanna Troi
55%
Mr. Scott
55%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
55%
Beverly Crusher
50%
Spock
47%
Chekov
45%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
45%
Will Riker
45%
Worf
40%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
40%
Mr. Sulu
40%
Data
38%
Jean-Luc Picard
35%
You work well with others and often
  fix problems quickly. Your romantic
  relationships are often bungled.
Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz
Your results:
You are Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
80%
River (Stowaway)
80%
Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
75%
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
75%
Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
75%
Wash (Ship Pilot)
70%
Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
60%
A Reaver (Cannibal)
40%
Inara Serra (Companion)
40%
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
25%
Alliance
25%
Even though you are holy
you have a mysterious past.
  You aren’t married.
Have you taken a vow of celibacy?
Click here to take the “Which Serenity character am I?” quiz…