--On Being Human--
--Why do we divide when we should multiply?--
--In The Shadow Of The Towers--
--Cherokee Angel Of Rescue - Part IV--
Happy Halloween/Samhain to everybody!! :)
Mark Andrews - firstname.lastname@example.org
A one-on-one assault against the forces of darkness with the power of prayer and meditation; with the Pure Love and Light of Christ.
Bringing love to the unloved: Ending the conflict with peace from within the soul of the "enemy".
What could possibly drive a person to commit suicide and mass murder
for a cause? In order for someone to be willing to kill and die in the
name of a religious or political belief, there must first be a dark void
within the deepest part of that person's soul; a void that can only be
filled with LIGHT and LIFE Itself.
It is the nature of creation to both live and create new life, not to die and destroy others. When you spell the word LIVE backwards, you have EVIL: "Anti-life".
Those who find the only meaning to their existence through the energies of hatred and death abide in a realm of darkness that provides just enough negative (static) energies to cause them to have the feeling of life without its essence.
The only fulfillment to their existence is found for them in the ultimate expression of their soul's negative energy quest; death.
IN ORDER TO BE WILLING TO DIE AND KILL OTHERS, A PERSON MUST FIRST HAVE NO PERCEIVED PURPOSE IN THE PLAN OF UNIVERSAL LIFE AND CREATION.
IF A PERSON HAS NOTHING TO LIVE FOR, THEN THE ALLURE OF DEATH IS MORE PLEASING THAN THE SUBSTANCE OF THEIR OWN LIFE. THIS IS THE NATURE OF SUICIDE. - WHEN THE IMAGE OF THE DARKNESS OF DEATH APPEARS BRIGHTER TO THEM THAN THE LIGHT ESSENCE OF THEIR OWN SOUL'S ENERGY FIELD.
WE ARE ALWAYS DRAWN TO THE LIGHT THAT WE CAN PERCEIVE AS BEING BRIGHTER THAN OUR OWN, NO MATTER HOW DARK THAT LIGHT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE.
It is because they cannot connect with and acknowledge the Life of God within themselves that prevents them from seeing the Light and Life of God within others. Therefore, the taking of another life can be seen as just another action to rid the world of others as miserable as themselves.
But when the dark void within their soul is filled with the Light and Love of God, their self-perceptions change from being a child of darkness to being a child of Light; a child of God. And they then begin to see the Life of God within others, and seek to nurture and care for that Presence.
Somewhere among the many members of the suicidal jihad warriors is a
person who is most perfectly matched with your individual prayer frequency.
This "someone" abides in a void of darkness that only your prayers can
You don't even have to know their name or where they are, your prayers can touch and transform them from within.
How it works.
1. Go before God and offer your prayer and meditative energies on behalf of your "prayer mate". It won't matter who or where they are, the connection will be made.
2. Acknowledge before God that this is a child of Divine creation, and carries the loving heart and mind of God.
3. Visualize that person being filled with the transforming power of God's Love, and sharing that Love with all life and creation.
4. Give thanks that the darkness has been cast from their soul and replaced with the Loving Christ Light of God.
One by one (one soul at at time) we can all help to bring peace to the
world by bringing it first into the lives of those who need it the most.
Adopt a prayer-mate, and help to create a new world of love and peace; one soul at a time.
This is the only way that true change is ever accomplished. (One to
one - one soul at a time.) Our world will either go deeper into the abyss
of hate, war, darkness and death; or into the Light of Life and Universal
Love and Peace.
We each have the power to bring the transformations of Divine Love within those who seek death as a comfort to their own soul's pain.
The future existence of our world hangs in the balance.
We can't wait any longer.
Adopt a soul in prayer; change the world !
Please forward this message to as many as you can in order to create a vortex of Peace, Love and Light across the earth.
--On Being Human--
I emerged from my shower this morning to find water droplets
moving through the air, spinning like galaxies in the fabric of time and
space. I stood, naked and wet, my towel falling listlessly from me as I
gazed in awe and watched the currents of the breeze that lifted them and
moved them down toward the floor to lightly touch my feet then move up
toward the window ever spinning. I softly raised a hand to reach out and
touch them and watched the currents flow around my hands, infinite stars
falling from my fingers.
I gasped in awe as I realized I was breathing galaxies into me and releasing them again as I exhaled. I found they respond to my touch, playfully spinning away as my hand approached them, then silently moving to me as I stood still. I understood the saying "All things come to he who waits". They do! They really do! The flow of life itself makes it happen, hastened only by our expectations. I have never felt more a part of the universe, nor more at home in it. After all, it had come spinning to me in my bathroom!
After having had this profoundly moving vision, I quietly reflected through the next few days on what I knew of the nature of the universe, the nature of God, and ultimately, the nature of humanity. If ever there was a Trinity, it seemed to me that this was it! To understand the nature of the universe and God, for the purpose of this discussion, one must first understand how a hologram is made. A hologram is a three dimensional image of a three dimensional object that is created by using two sources of coherent light. Coherent light is light that is focused, as is a laser, unlike incoherent light, a more scattered broad spectrum light like the sun. In producing a holographic image, a laser beam is split and projected into a given space to act as a screen, like a movie screen. A second laser beam is then split, focused on an object, then reflected into the space where the first beam provides the screen. The result is a three dimensional image, a perfect replica of the original object.
Now, let's say the original object is a watermelon. If we were to cut a slice off of the watermelon, we would expect to find two separate segments of the fruit, each incomplete without the other. Yet when we try this with a holographic image, we get a very different result. Rather that winding up with two separate parts of the whole, the original image remains fully intact while the sliced off portion exists as a perfect, albeit smaller, replica of the original image. Ponder that idea while considering the following story.
A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?" Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died. So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential. Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others. This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person, and knowing his faults, recognize the nobility in his soul, and help him realize that he can overcome his faults. If we show him the rose, he will conquer the thorns. Then will he blossom, blooming forth thirty, sixty, a hundred-fold as it is given to him. Our duty in this world is to help others by showing them their roses and not their thorns. Only then can we achieve the love we should feel for each other; only then can we bloom in our own garden. [Anonymous]
A good friend once shared a story that beautifully illustrates one of a myriad of ways one might be shown the divine source of his/her humanity. Charlene had attended an antiwar demonstration some years ago. She and dozens of other protesters had gathered, carrying signs, talking to people, and singing, sharing a common purpose. Fearing things might get out of hand, one might suppose, the police came out in force to "control" the crowd. They moved in to the mass of people in full riot gear, their nightsticks drawn, and proceeded to arrest and beat the protesters. Charlene was no exception to their wrath. One of the policemen beat her until she could no longer stand. She fell at his feet in a heap, making no attempt to fight back nor even to block the blows that rained down on her. Perhaps weary from the barrage of battering he had dispensed, the policemen stopped a moment. In that moment, Charlene feebly raised her hand up to him in a gesture that clearly asked for help. He took her hand, helping her to her feet, sobbing all the while. In that moment, without having uttered a word, she had touched the core of his humanity, that place where God is, and he responded. His tears offered the most sincere apology one could ever ask for.
In the days that had followed my vision, these were the things that kept swirling through my head, like pieces to a puzzle I was being asked to put together. I found myself asking more questions than coming to any solid conclusions. What if some of the things we have learned have been accurate, but it has been our understanding that has been lacking? Could it be the holographic model that is the basis of what is divine and what is human? Could that be what was meant by our being created in the image and likeness of God? And perhaps every bit as important, what if Heaven is not the exclusive club we gain entrance to only by attaining some elusive, and highly subjective, state of perfection? What if Heaven is actually Home? The place that welcomes us without question, with open arms, and warm embraces. The place where that spark of the divine that dwells eternally within us, that IS us is clearly recognized and nothing else matters? What if?
© 3/2001 Cassie Zievers - CassieQQ@excite.com
Note: This was first published in March in _Psychic Interactive_ magazine in Australia.
--Why do we divide when we should multiply?--
The current of present events shouldn't have come about. That isn't too say that it wasn't in the cards, for a freight train would have been harder to miss, but when events are so wrapped up in miscommunication rather than in any real difference of opinion, they shouldn't occur.
My girlfriend argue, often and often vehemently. Each of us you see believes we are right. Sometimes, though rather rarely when it comes right down to it, one of us is right and the other is wrong. The rest of the time we argue about.... well, Nothing. Yep, that's right. Nothing. We don't even really disagree. We just fail to understand what the other person is trying to say.
The World we all now live in seems to be filled with this same type of argument more often than any other. While I don't personally follow a particular system of religion, I do believe in a Creator. I believe that there is only one (seems like a one person operation, but to borrow a line from Dennis Miller, "That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.").
Hmm... Boy that sure was hard to say.. Um, well no actually it wasn't.
Jeez. Now don't get me wrong. I do understand how very complicated this all really is, but frankly I am inclined to believe that is more because of indoctrination than for any other reason. Studies have been done proving that the majority of the religious people have chosen their religion because of the geography of their birth, not because of faith, or less because of much actual understanding of their chosen religion.
We, in reality have so few real differences, that the distinctions commonly made are ridiculous. Color is irrelevant, a minimal phenotypic difference that amounts to a fractional percentage of different DNA. Our spiritual differences are even less, created as we are from the same formless, (yes, I said formless, another clue to the inherent flaw of imposing structure upon that which does quite nicely without it.) energy that extends its wave from the beginning to the end/ surface to center/ of Creation.
Culture is, I believe often part of the problem as it often used as a substitute for exploring one's self and one's place in the world, instead of serving to honor the legacy of ones past. There are more ethnic boxes to check on a US census form than there are Smiths in the phonebook. It is ridiculous. I was born and raised an American, and quite frankly I don't always identify with even that culture. Capitalism is cr*p. It puts the promotes of the individual at the expense of the majority, but the that it is a whole other rant.
Our evolution as a Human Race will continue, but does it have to be so painful?
Speak to those around you, and when you do remember that the same energy that flows though you flows through them( yes even the real A-h*les). If you had, had their experiences and lived through their lives then you would have made the same decisions. For each one of us makes the decisions we think are best at the time.
Guess what that would then make you?
Love and Light to all,
--In The Shadow Of The Towers--
by Asoka Selvarajah, Ph.D.
What is the correct response for a metaphysical person to the terrible events of September 11th? It is a major challenge to fathom what happened, and what our personal response should be. This article will set out a few themes that are worth considering.
The key attitude must surely be to display compassion and care for the sadness and suffering we see. This means praying for those who have lost loved ones, helping any such people we know directly, and praying too for those who died. There is much good we can do in remembering those who have left the earth plane so suddenly.
According to many spiritual traditions, they are now wandering in-between lives, seeking a new incarnation. Our prayers can do much to ensure that they are comforted at this time, that they recognize opportunities for immediate spiritual growth within this "bardo" experience, and also help guide them to a favorable rebirth in a place where they may be exposed to true spiritual teachings and make rapid progress in their relentless journey towards enlightenment.
However, it is also important to exercise a degree of spiritual detachment, in the best possible sense. Having empathy with the suffering taking place is not the same as getting emotionally involved. This may be exceedingly hard if you know someone who died, or someone who is grieving. However if, like the majority, you are merely following the events on TV, you should try not to get too caught up in the whole emotional tidal wave sweeping America and the world. Just watch, learn, and help.
Events come and events go. Some are good and some are bad. All things happen as they are meant to. We may choose to attribute various meanings to them, and invariably do. We may even wish they had not happened. However, in the final analysis, their ultimate role in the pattern of existence is a mystery to the finite human mind. What seems good to us may not be. What seems evil to us may not be. Yet, whether good or evil from our point of view, they are all indivisibly part of the necessary whole we call human existence. As Joseph Campbell said in an interview with Bill Moyers, "Who are we to judge"?
It is a testament to existing religious systems that we continue to think of events in terms of good and evil; a war between light and dark, God and the Devil. It is this very thinking that breeds the judgmental self-righteous attitude so obvious at the present time. This sort of thinking is rife throughout the Western nations. It is currently being exploited by world leaders to galvanize the feelings of the masses, and create a moral momentum behind what the politicians have already decided to do anyway.
Yet, such polarized and dualistic judgments exclude the possibility of (a) understanding, and (b) progress.
In the first case, we need understanding because simply coming out with the same tired old formulas such as "outrage", "atrocity", "terrorist" and other such words no longer work. People are being killed at ground level, and all the politicians can do is recite the same old formulas of polarization (i.e. I am right and you are evil), and pull out their bombs yet again.
This neatly sidesteps their own culpability in whatever has taken place, as it is fully intended to do. Nobody ever commits such terrible acts as those of September 11th purely for the sake of being evil, as the politicians would have you believe. There is a reason and philosophy, and a mind very different to ours behind such strange reasoning.
The tragedy of September 11th was an Effect. What was the Cause? The tired old formulas trotted out by the grey suits in power will not get us any nearer the solution. We have to look at our own actions, both militarily and economically, to begin to get closer to finding out why anyone would want to do something like this to us.
It is only by understanding the other person's position, no matter how much we might loath and disagree with it, that we can hope to make any progress in creating a secure future for all. Simply throwing bombs at the problem will merely assure us of more of the same in return, as they have already done on this occasion. That is why our world leaders are rapidly looking like dinosaurs; with outdated limited modes of action for a world that has fast outpaced them.
Meet The Masters Of War
A metaphysical person also needs to guard the door of the mind. Remind yourself that most of what you are seeing through the media regarding this conflict is now pure propaganda. It is not the truth. You are seeing a presentation that the government wants you to see. There is a presentation of patriotism, nationalism, flags and songs; all intended to create the effect of terminating awkward questions from the population at large. By distracting the masses with these rallying symbols and this war, the powers that be can distract you from asking questions like, "What did our governments do on our behalf to provoke such vicious hate from other people?" Instead, "my country right or wrong" will come to prevail in the coming months. At least, until the body count rises sufficiently...
It may well be that we should work to get rid of international terrorists. If so, we can start with the ones we voted into power in our own countries. These are the people who commit countless "atrocities" against innocent people in other nations and call it "collateral damage". These are the people who make literally bomb-astic speeches and threats aimed at extremely dangerous and clever people. Yet, they never stop to think that the people who will pay for these big words are not them. It is YOU and ME, the innocent citizens, who pay with our blood for the posturing of politicians across the world. That is exactly what happened in America on September 11th.
The grey-suited men in the world governments have as little true insight today as they did then. It is quite astonishing for anyone who has eyes to see. With amazing arrogance, these "grey suits" pop out of their boxes whenever there is an international crisis. They then go through the exact same motions every time. Like spring-driven marionettes on an old clock tower, they appear every time the hour is struck to shout: "Outrage!", "We will teach Saddam/Osama/Qadaffi/Whomever/ a lesson...", "We demand....", and so on. Then the bombing campaign begins.
Moreover, this is why the politicians are so aggressive in their response to the events of September 11th. This tragedy is a direct response to their own behavior and policies. Yet, like professional conjurors, they have misdirected the attention of a nation elsewhere. In this way, their own actions of the last few decades will not come under close scrutiny, as it should.
Look to Your Heart For The Lead
In one of his concerts, Bruce Springsteen said, "Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed." Never was a truer word spoken, and it is particularly correct at this time. Do not believe all that politicians tell you. Sadly, for most of them, lying is their profession and their primary talent in life. It has always been this way. Instead, you need to seek your own truth.
Detachment from all these events is the best approach for a spiritually oriented person. See it all as on a cinema screen. Involve yourself no more than that. Be in the world but not of it. That is the correct attitude to detachment. Take all opportunities to help others, pray for them, and work for the spiritual and material good of all. However, don't get overly involved in the political issues and the war. This too shall pass.
Yet, alongside detachment, a metaphysical person should work to protect the persecuted at this time. Muslims in the USA, and in other countries too, face the very real danger of persecution. The terms "Arab", "Muslim", and "Terrorist" are fast becoming synonymous amongst the ignorant. This is a very dangerous tendency indeed. We should see what we can do to help such persecuted innocents, and discourage the racist backlash that is building to the best of our ability. If military action is taken against Afghanistan and Pakistan, this persecution will rapidly spread to Asians too. The ignorant do not make subtle distinctions between shades of color or nationality.
A major part of this task of protecting the innocent should be to do our best to make our voices known regarding this "war" against whomever (the first time in history that war has ever been declared against "we-know-not-who-exactly"). Many thousands of innocent people will die in Afghanistan, many of them small children, if this war goes ahead. Many Americans think this is a price worth paying if it preserves their way of life.
However, metaphysical people should pray for peace, but also speak up about what they want done instead of this utterly futile military action. If you cannot do anything now, you can certainly do so at the next election. Perhaps the most effective vote these days is no vote at all. After all, both parties (in both the USA and UK) are fast becoming indistinguishable, thereby undermining democracy from within. You may choose to refrain from voting again, and tell the candidates why. If enough people did this, the political system would collapse OR politicians would actually have to start listening to what everyday people think for a change! REAL Democracy!
However, the very best work we can do is to transform the consciousness of the nation. The leader of a nation can never, except in very rare circumstances, exceed the level of consciousness of the people who raised him/her to power. We appear to have a clear case of this in America today. However, it does not matter who you voted for, because the same is true of either party. The people in politics are always representative of the level they believe the masses to be at. As a cynic once said, "you get the government you deserve".
Thus, direct political effort is, for a spiritually oriented person, a side issue. Instead, we should be re-affirmed in our own determination to raise the level of consciousness of the nation, beginning first with ourselves. It is when the consciousness of a nation can be raised that we get a change in consciousness of the leadership.
This happened in Tibet during the advent of Buddhism. The Tibetans, formerly an extremely warlike people who conquered large tracts of China, gradually changed to such an extent that they renounced all forms of violence and embraced Buddhism. The country became a Buddhist state. It is a dramatic example of what is possible if we are willing to work towards it. It can be done in your nation too, whichever nation that happens to be for you. However, the first nation to transform is yourself. The power of one spiritually integrated person cannot be imagined. Gandhi proved this in his non-violent victory over Britain in India. So too did Martin Luther King in America. By changing yourself, you are fully empowered to change others and the world.
This are the best attitudes to adopt to the changing circumstances of your life, and the present tragedy in particular. In this way, the government you deserve will one day be far better than the one you have presently got; both in your heart and in your country.
Copyright 2001, Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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--Cherokee Angel Of Rescue - Part IV--
The Mysterious "Lady In Black"
(c) 2001 Mark Andrews - email@example.com
(parts I - III were published in issues #60-62)
Native American culture moves in a circular pattern, through a process
of repetitive cycles of flowing life; whereas Western culture marches forward
in rhythmic steps.
The God of European religion is the far removed regent and designer of His tarnished creation; whereas the God of the Americas is the Spirit of Life indwelling all.
Native Americans accept death as a natural transition in the on-going process of life; whereas Western culture shuns death as an absolute finality following earthly existence, and as the ultimate (ill-fated) goal of life itself.
A Western child will ask, "Where do we go when we die?".
A Native child is more likely to ask, "What is the purpose for being born?".
If the question were put to a Western child, "Where did you come from?", they might answer, "God made me."
A Native child might answer the same question: "I came from Spirit".
The cultures and practices of orthodox Americas have changed very little over the past 5,000 years. Western culture and practice has changed immeasurably in the same period of time.
Native Americans see themselves as being A PART OF Nature.
Westerners see themselves as being APART FROM nature.
These perceptual differences are reflected in the castle-like (set apart) structures of classical European architecture compared to the "earthy" abodes of American heritage.
Westerners "LOOK UP" to pray as they approach God with fearful petitions, knowing that they are not truly worthy of making requests due to their "sinful nature".
Americans "LISTEN WITHIN" to hear the Voice of Spirit, and follow that Voice to the fulfillment of their needs as they live in harmony with the all-embracing Spirit and Its expression as Creation.
Many Western souls remain in the (haunting) throes of after-life, awaiting
their passage into Heavenly bliss; certain that they should enter a place
of eternal non-change.
Orthodox American souls step into "death-life"; continuing to flow with the Cosmos as they always have - doing what they've always done.
Christ said (in reference to life after death) "As a tree falls, so
How ironic that this truth is so fearfully rejected by traditional Western Christianity, and yet so warmly embraced and anticipated with joy by Native Americans.
There are many of us who are the recipients of blessings from ascended Native American "watchers".
I'm especially grateful for all of the help given to me and so many from my special "angel".
She's a Cherokee Lutheran school teacher who has always been too committed to her work to accept the "retirement" offered to her by her death, so many years ago.
Randy Neibert and I know her as "Margaret". She's our Cherokee angel of rescue.
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