Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Longer Disconnected - My Original Contribution To Inspirational August


Domen in Sweden by   Jan Ainali

August 28, 2011 Message

It is words that you ask for and it is words that you shall receive.  Not the words of Man, but the words of Spirit.  Words that caress and touch to the heart.  That lead one from ego concentration to inner comtemplation and connection to what many in your world call, the Soul, the Higher Self, the Collective Unconscious, the Oversoul or Super Ego.  We just call this your Self.

Nothing more, nothing less than yourSelf.  So, now we come to Self direction rather than being directed by one's ego needs and wants.

Now, once connected to yourSelf, you are automatically and simutaneously connected to the Divine.  The Mother and the Father which you came from and from which you will return to again one day.

No longer disconnected or confused by your fears.  No longer mis-informed, mis-educated, mis-lead away from both Nature and your Self.

Now you are free from sin.  For sin is that taken from outside yourself, nothing more, nothing less.  It has tainted and colored your reality and led you astray.  Yes, we refer to it as an it, being neither of your humanity or of the Divine.  A collective nightmare, a collective fear, a collective non-reality imposed upon you from outside yourself while you were distracted and lead away from the reality of a Self living within a human form.

Loneliness is a by product or side effect of this disconnection.  For there is no reason to be alone or feel alone when you connect again to Nature and to the Divine.  A magnitude of helpers are there to guide you and show you a better way of living.

This was the way in the time of the Monoliths and before.  Man was alive and connected strongly to the Earth, which in turn helped him connect to other realms as well as the Divine.  Man was grateful for the fruits of the Earth as well as for the fruits of the Spirit.

Man had an intelligence and farsight only dreamed of today, not yet actualized within your present day physical reality.

For the Preists of old taught Man to fear Nature and to fear your natural abilities as a way to deceive and to take control of the direction mankind would take in future generations.

This fear was taught and is not a part of you or natural to your humanity.  It is as a drug or a hypnotic spell placed near your consciousness telling you over and over again that you need to be told by others what is best for your being.  It cannot enter into your consciousness, for this will not be allowed by Self, but it can be placed near enough to be heard by your ego which lives in a state of fear while wishing  itself a God, knowing that it is dependent upon it's human or more truthfully stated, it's more than human Host while within human form.

This ego is vulnerable since it is a filter, a receiver, or a translator between the body and the Host.  These Preists in their weakness understood this and figured a way to influence others through word and image.  False images were creatred to lead Man astray, away from the wise and loving consul of the Earth Mother and the Heavenly Father.

This was allowed due to the gift of free will and due to the love of the Parents.  Their view is a long one and Their wish is for Man to develop in the gifts of Spirit and take their rightful places upon the true throne, that place that you call, the human heart.

Yes, your heart, not just a physiological organ, but a great hall, a place of meeting, a place of justice and generousity.  The meeting place of Heaven and Earth.  The Central Station where Heaven and Earth meet and love is born.  A love of both the natural world of Mankind as well as the realm of the Divine.

Once Man could at will open the veil between realms and refresh and enliven not just his or her human body, but the body of human community.  Man at that time lived for thousasnds of years if he or she so wished or could stay a short while if this beeter suited his or her goals.

These Preists of Dark Determination taught limitation, fear, greed, lust, guilt and jealousy.  Disease was created as was a number of other illnesses to dull the senses and bring Mankind into a state of forgetfulness.

This tradition continues today and has been allowed since Mankind was given this place called Earth as an experiment.  One could say, that the experiement didn't go as expected, yet this is the short answer.  The long answer is that time has yet to run out for Man and Mankind's destiny is still within It's own hands.

An antidote will soon be found to this sickness or illness of Man and Mankind will gently awaken again to it's true nature and potential and pick up again where delayed and distracted at the places of stone.

Now, those places will awaken and future and past will meet again and Man will remember his glory of old as well as remember his future glory.  Past and future will come together for the betterment of today.  It is today or in the Now that is the starting point as well as the ending point. 

The circle will be completed and Man again will know the Truth of their being here on planet Earth. 

No need to look outside of life.  For all is within the circle as all is within the heart of Man.  Take refuge in the heart and sing with joy this day.

©  M. N. Hopkins


Monday, August 29, 2011

My Card For This Day

One of my online sensitive friends pulled this card for me today.  I thought it a nice gesture and good advise, so soon I will go to the quiet away from distractions and introspect.   Thanks, SJ

Dedicated To The Land That Brought Us The Magna Carta




You failed at making all the world British, but perhaps you will succeed in helping to make all the world free from tyranny for future generations by your actions today.

Best wishes Brits.

I just thought of the words in the song, Old Britania :   "Britons never will be slaves."




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Some Wisdom From Mother Teresa

 
 
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." 


 Mother Teresa

Clan Dyken - New Orleans




This is a song that is dedicated to New Orleans by Dyken Clan. I have it on CD and am glad that Bear Dykan and Clan decided to release it on You tube.

This was good timing considering what is going on on the East Coast of the USA today.

Enjoy..

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Real Meaning For The Satellite Pyramids And The Sphinx by Tom Mills

This is Tom Mills third guest blog here on my blog dealing with the subject of the Hopi Creation story.  As aways, I am honored and grateful that he has chosen to share his knowledge and theories that are based on his living amongst the Hopi for many years.   If you have any questions or would like to contact Tom, please use the e-mail address at the bottom of this text.

The Real Meaning For The Satellite Pyramids And The Sphinx Based On The Hopi Creation Story


There are many myths and theories about the seven satellite pyramids that are in front of, and on the right side of, the pyramid complex at Giza.  They were named after Egyptian queens, but no inscriptions, murals, or tombs, were ever found in or on any of them.   Nothing that refers to a queen or a pharaoh, so no one really has a good idea what they were really used for or what to call them.  

 Based on the Hopi Creation Story, I think this might be true.  Figure 1.    



The Hopi Creation Story begins by saying that the Creator formulated a plan when He found Earth.  He instructed His Nephew to put this plan on Earth or build it here on the ground for future reference for Himself and for all of us to see.  The Creator told his Nephew that he wanted one for himself, one for the Nephew, and he would come back seven times to correct any problems.  He counted his first trip through endless space as the first stage or the beginning of his count, so it became, one for the Creator and six for the worlds to come. 

The Hopi believe that this is the fourth time the Creator has had to come back and re-populate the Earth.  They believe the first world was destroyed by fire, the second by ice, and the third by a great flood.  Each time the Creator has had to come back and save the chosen few who followed his teachings and had a pure heart to start the new cycle of life all over again.   Figure 2.


Creator's Plan

 The Creators pyramid (the largest pyramid at the complex) is on the left side of the illustration.  He has three satellite pyramids in front of his pyramid for the three worlds he has left to create.

The Nephews pyramid is in the center (exact center of our land masses, and lined up North, South, East, and West) and has a small marker to indicate where south would be located. 

The past three worlds are located on the right side of the largest satellite pyramid marking our present location in the Creator’s plan.  The causeway in front of this pyramid marks the Equinox which occurs twice a year (once on March 20 and then again on September 21 or 22) when the earth axis is straight up, not pointing towards the sun or away from the sun and therefore the day is split equally into two equal halves, or half daylight and half darkness, our perfect balance.

It is my thought, that the satellite pyramids have been moved to their present location after each new world or time was created.  If I am correct, there should be evidence or ruins where the satellite pyramids were located on this path.  Refer to Figure 1..

 



I have place the Hopi Ceremonial Cycle on top of the Pyramid Complex, Figure 3. The cycle begins on the Winter Solstice, December 21st.  This is the time of new beginnings, new initiates, the start of new cycles.  This is also the time that the Aztec and Mayan calendar prophecies that we will be entering a new world or time and leaving an old one.

The circle is divided into twelve equal parts as this is the division indicated by the astronomical ceiling of Dendera and the location of the twelve constellations that were charted when the great pyramid was at its halfway point of its construction.  This was the first representation of the constellations and they were created using the grand gallery as an observatory (refer Tompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid, page 152) with six constellations on one side of a circle and six constellations on the other, Figure 4.    The base of the pyramid provided a solid platform and the grand gallery formed the perfect observatory to chart the constellations in the night sky.  Figure 4.  
 

 


 





For that reason, I do not believe we entered the age of Aquarius on December 31st, 2000 by our calendar.  I think we will enter the age of Aquarius on December 21st, 2012 by the Creators calendar.  

The Sphinx is the Creator’s timepiece or mark he left here on earth where we should make our calculations on the day of the equinox.   The constellations rotate past this location one degree every seventy-two years because of the precession of the equinoxes and provides a very accurate measurement of Earth’s location in space into the future and back into the past along the line of the constellations and is probably the reason the Creator charted the constellations.

As I have said, the Hopi believe that this is the fourth time the Creator has tried to populate the planet.  If this was the case, then Gemini would be the first, the twins, Taurus the second, Aries the third, Pisces the fourth, and we would be entering the Age of Aquarius.       

When I look at the complex with this in mind, I see the pyramid that represents our present location half-way between the fourth and fifth world in the Creator’s plan.    

Thomas O. Mills
tmills1870@aol.com

Author:  The Book of Truth A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story
              and  Stonehenge, If This Was East    

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Forever Oneness by Bee Lake


Glare by Lovell D'souza




                                          Forever Oneness,

                                    Who sings to us in silence.

                             Who teaches us through each other ,

                       Guide my steps with strength and wisdom.

                                May I see the lessons as I walk,

                                Honour the purpose of all things.

                                    Help me touch with respect,

                            Always speak from behind my eyes.

                                   Let me observe not judge.

                                       May I cause no harm,

                       And leave music and beauty after my visit.

                                      When I return to Forever

                                      May the circle be closed

                                     And the spiral be broader.”


                -- Bee Lake --
    An Aboriginal women and poet.

Faith Is Within The Heart - Kahill Gibran


Yes, Faith is something of the Heart.  I view faith as a gift, perhaps a gift from God to one's heart where it makes it's home.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Touching by Hyemeyohsts Storm - Seven Arrows Revisited


Pamala
http://www.powwows.com/
 This is from a beautiful book and a truly inspired work by Hyemeyohsts Storm called Seven Arrows which was published in 1972.  It was written in the form of fiction with beautiful art work, photos, and illustrations of Native Americans.  I had another post quite some time ago that was taken from this book, which I highly recommend that you also read if you liked this post.  I will give that link at the end of this blog entry.


Touching

To Touch and Feel is to Experience.  Many people live out their entire lives without really Touching  or being Touched by anything.  These people live within a world of mind and imagination that may move them sometimes to joy, tears, happiness or sorrow.  But, these people never really Touch.  They do not live and become one with Life.

The Sun Dancer believes that each person is a unique Living Medicine Wheel, powerful beyond imagination, that has been limited and placed upon this Earth to Touch, Experience and Learn.   The Six Grandfathers Taught me that each man, woman and child at one time was a Living Power and existed somewhere in time and space.  These Powers were without form, but they were aware.  They were alive.

Each Power possessed boundless energy and beauty. These living Medicine Wheels were capable of nearly anything.  They were beautiful and perfect in all ways except one.  They had no understanding of limitation, no experience of substance.  These beings were total energy of the Mind, without Body or Heart.  They were placed upon Earth that they might Learn the things of the Heart through Touching.

According to the Teachers, there is only one thing that all people possess equally.  This is their loneliness.  No two people on the face of this Earth are alike in any one thing except for their loneliness.  This is the cause of our Growing, but it is also the cause of our wars.

Love, hate, greed and generousity are all rooted within our loneliness, within our desire to be needed and loved.

The only way that we can overcome our loneliness is through Touching.  It is only in this way that we can learn to be Total Beings.  God is a pressence of this Total, Heamavihio, the Breath of Wisdom and Miaheyyum , Total Understanding are but two words in the Cheyenne language which express this Wholeness.

http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/2010/11/beautiful-and-wise-native-american.html

Monday, August 22, 2011

●•٠· KNOW THYSELF ·٠•● Revisited




This was a good video and I thought that I would re-release it as part of Inspirational August.

Enjoy a second time if you have seen it before.


Infernal Engines Of War

Oneness of Religion

Here are some wise words from the Prophet Bahá'u'lláh whom the Bahai Faith was built around. I took it directly frrom a blog I often visit by the name of,  Lovers of Illumination. 

 I will give the link below so you can go directly to this blogsite and read more of the wise words that laid the foundation of the Bahai Faith. 

 

 

Infernal Engines Of War

Once Varqá asked Bahá'u'lláh, "How will the Cause of God be universally adopted by mankind?' Bahá'u'lláh said that first, the nations of the world would arm themselves with infernal engines of war, and when fully armed would attack each other like bloodthirsty beasts. As a result, there would be enormous bloodshed throughout the world. Then the wise from all nations would gather together to investigate the cause of such bloodshed. They would come to the conclusion that prejudices were the cause, a major form being religious prejudice. They would therefore try to eliminate religion so as to eliminate prejudice. Later they would realize that man cannot live without religion. Then they would study the teachings of all religions to see which of the religions conformed to the prevailing conditions of the time. It is then that the Cause of God would become universal."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Anna Hazare Of India - Serving The Good

 Anna Hazare
This story of Anna Hazare of India was given very little coverage in the press in Sweden so I thought I would include some information on him and his fight against political corruption in India.  This is not to point a finger at India, God only knows that all the Nations in our world are pretty much corrupt from top to bottom.  It appears to be a human tendency of the ones doing wrong or expressing unethical behaviours to point the finger away from themselves and punish those who dare to take the high road and speak in a truthful and honorable manner.  Many a good and couragous man or woman have been discredited, jailed or murdered due to their exposing the reality of our politicain and corporate institutions.

Here in Sweden, a friend of mine published e-mails from high level politicians, their academic and scientist errand boys and girls and got her IP address blocked so she could no longer access her blog.  Another young man who was exposing the corruption of Ministers and Politicians had his blog shut down.  In a small Township in my County in Sweden, some men on a social forum called Flashback, talked about politicians who allowed child abuse by their inaction and the politicians immedately took action against them to silence their voices.  It's funny to me how when there is a serious problem within community that is not being handled by authorities, that the excuses begin and it's always a long and democractic process of debate and discussion to go through first before taking action, but when a politician gets caught with their pants down, then censorship is immediate.  Ponder on this awhile.

Now, I took this information directly from a blog from India.  This blogger has been giving a day by day account of the news around the arrest od Anna and some of his followers.  The entry that I have copied is some background information on who this person is that I have put in the catagory of what I call a Server Of The Good.

Short Biography of Anna Hazare – Story of Army Driver becoming the Father of Nation Bigger than Bharat Ratna

Short Biography of Anna Hazare – Story of Army Driver becoming
the Father of Nation Bigger than Bharat Ratna


Name - Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare known as Anna Hazare

Birth date - 15 January 1940

Anna Hazare was born in Bhingar village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state in western India to Baburao Hazare and Laxmi Bai, an unskilled labourer family He was raised by his childless aunt in Mumbai but could not continue beyond VII standard and had to quit midway due to problems.

He has two sisters and he is unmarried.

1963
Anna Hazare started his career as a driver in the Indian Army.
During his 15-year tenure as a soldier, he was posted to several states like Sikkim, Bhutan, Jammu-Kashmir, Assam, Mizoram, Leh and Ladakh and braved challenging weathers.

Anna was greatly influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings.

In the year 1965, Pakistan attacked India and at that time, Hazare was posted at the Khemkaran border. On November 12, 1965, Pakistan launched air attacks on Indian base and all of Hazare’s comrades became martyrs

In 1978, he took voluntary retirement from the 9th Maratha Battalion

After serving 15 Years in Army Anna took the voluntary retirement and returned to his native place in Ralegan Siddhi, in the Parner tehsil of Ahmednagar district.

Ralegan Siddhi falls in the drought-prone area with a mere 400 to 500 mm of annual rainfall.  There were no weirs to retain rainwater.  During the month of April and May, water tankers were the only means of drinking water.  Almost 80 per cent of the villagers were dependent on other villages for food grains. Residents used to walk for more than four to six kilometers in search of work.

Hazare came across the work of one Vilasrao Salunke, a resident of Saswad near Pune who had started a novel project of water management through watershed development in a joint venture with the Gram Panchyat. Hazare visited the project and decided to implement it in Ralegan Siddhi.

He steered the villagers to begin working towards water conservation. At the outset, they completed 48 Nala Bunding work, contour trenches, staggered trenches, gully plugs, meadows development and of forestation of 500 hectares of land. Thereafter, they constructed five RCC weirs and 16 Gabion Weirs.  This resulted in increase in the ground water level.

Hazare’s Ralegan Siddhi became the first role model of an ideal village from the worst village to an ideal village.

Anna rightly thought that Development is marred by corruption and started a new venture in 1991 called Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan (BVJA) or public movement against corruption. It was found that some 42 forest officers had duped the state government for crores of rupees through corruption in confederacy.
Hazare submitted the evidences to the government but the latter was reluctant to take action against all these officers as one of the ministers of the ruling party was involved in the scam.

A distressed Hazare returned the Padmashree Award to the President of India and also returned the Vriksha Mitra Award given by then prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.

He further went on an indefinite hunger strike in Alandi on the same issue. Finally, the government woke up and took action against the criminal and corrupt officers as well as six of the ministers were forced to resign and more than 400 officers from different government offices were sent back to home.

In 1995 Shiv Sena-BJP government came to power in the state.   Hazare raised the issue of alleged massive land purchase by Gholap's wife Shashikala in Nashik between April to September.

In 1996, he forwarded the available documentary evidences in support of his allegations to then Maharashtra Governor P. C. Alexander.

On 4 November 1997, Gholap filed a defamation suit against Hazare for accusing him of corruption.

On 9 September 1998, Anna Hazare was imprisoned in the Yerawada Jail after being sentenced to simple imprisonment for three months by the Mumbai Metropolitan Court all political parties, every one from Maharashtra except the BJP and the Shiv Sena came in support of him.  Later due to public protest, outcry the Government of Maharashtra ordered his release from the jail.

The state government has opened cooperative societies, credit societies & urban banks everywhere in states.
However, the directors of such societies do the corruption and failed to pay back the basic amount to the members of the societies. Thus poor people get cheated when Anna saw this he again began his agitation against this.

Hazare agitated for over eight months. The result was that more than Rs 125 crore was recovered from defaulters and the members of such societies heaved a sigh of relief.  Recovery of around Rs. 400 crores is in the pipeline.  After this Anna started to fight for the Right to information act.  Government ignored Anna.
In 1997 Anna agitated in Azad Maidan in Mumbai to create mass public awareness about RTI amongst the youth.  Anna started to travel across state.

Government promised Anna they will pass RTI act but in reality they never did it.  For this Anna agitated ten times for this law.

When Anna saw that Government is not willing to pass this law Anna went on an indefinite hunger strike at Azad Maidan in the last week of July 2003.

After 12 days of Hunger strike in Azad Maidan the President of India signed the draft of the Right to Information Act and ordered the state government to implement it with effect from 2002. The same draft was considered as the base document for the making of the National Right to Information Act-2005.

In 2003 Anna Hazare raised corruption charges against 4 ministers of the Congress-NCP government
Government ignored him. Then Anna started his fast unto death agitation on 9 August 2003.
He ended his fast on 17 August 2003 after then chief minister Sushil Kumar Shinde formed a one man commission, headed by the retired justice P. B. Sawant to probe his charges. The P. B. Sawant commission report was submitted on 23 February 2005, indicted Suresh Jain, Nawab Malik and Padmasinh Patil.
Suresh Jain and Nawab Malik resigned from the cabinet in March 2005.

Jan Lokpal Bill –
Here is the link to the orginal blog entry and more information on hows events are developing in this act of discrediting Mr. Anna Hazare:

http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/short-biography-of-anna-hazare-story-of.html

Here is the latest development in this case of silencing a voice of freedom that was published today:

http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/5th-day-of-fast-of-anna-hazare.html?utm_source=BP_recent


Update:  I received this link for an Indian by the name of Mohan and I will share it here.  It would be nice to see posters like this in all nations.  That would be a wake up call to many citizens.  Sweden could certainly fill up a huge poster board.





















Friday, August 19, 2011

Omraam Mikael Aivanhov - The Ideal Of Universal Brotherhood

Maitre Fraternite
http://www.prosveta.com/omraam-mikhael-aivanhov.phtml?SESSION_ID=PROSVETA4e4e7ea8d32dd

The Ideal Of Universal Brotherhood


‘The idea of brotherhood, for which we are working, is still like a newborn child. I am talking to the entire universe about this child who wants to grow, to learn how to walk, to be educated. I know all its needs; my constant concern is to ensure it lives and grows. I have no other work, and I have to be so vigilant!’

‘This idea of brotherhood, it is that and that alone which has the power to bring peace in the world. I came to be with you here to achieve an ideal of fraternal life which will serve as an example for the future… to bring a model of collective, fraternal life, where each individual will consciously accept a kind of magnificent servitude in order to reach another kind of freedom, which is truer, deeper, that of their higher self. This is the moment to experience something that humanity has not yet tried, something that will free them from their illusions, their isolation and powerlessness.’


Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What Will You Choose - Love Or Fear?



Life is just a series of choices to me and what we choose decides the quality of our lives. I see all choices being just a choice between fear and love or the ego and the freedom that comes with connecting to one's Soul which in turn connects us to God or Good.

Fear equals enslavement to me and love is equal to freedom and what is freedom, but the simple ability to make choices. Each must choice their own way. Non other can do this for you.

Now, that I am off my soapbox, please enjoy this lovely video.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dedicated To All The Women Who Visit My Blog

Taken from Notes Along The Path

This one I took directly from Pam Bickell's, Notes Along The Path Blog.  It was entitled, A Native Indian Proverb, “I Have Honored My Female Body…” and is dedicated to all the ladies who happen to stop by for a visit during their Internet travels.

To visit Pam's blog to see the orginal or read some more, please click on the link below:



Monday, August 15, 2011

One of Maggie's Favorite Inspirational Quotations



Sergey Brin

This is from dear Maggie in Canada who wished to add to Inspirational August on my blog.  Thank you, Maggie.  I hope that you like this.







Scientists tell us that when time began, fourteen billion years ago, something came from nothing. When you awaken to the ground of all Being, in a deep meditative state, you realize that when something came from nothing, the nothing didn't disappear. That unmanifest, unborn dimension is the ever-present ground out of which everything is still arising in every moment. It is what the Buddha called "the deathless," and what others call "eternity consciousness." When you awaken to this dimension in your own awareness, you will find yourself always already resting in the eternal moment before time began. This is the recognition that liberates: Prior to everything, I already am. The experience of this recognition is not one of becoming liberated. It is of being already liberated. What you realize when you awaken to that ground is that there is a part of each and every one of us that is already free—from everything. That part of yourself, which is the ground of Being, has never been bound, trapped, or limited in any way. That's the part of yourself that I want you to discover. It's not the part of yourself that needs to become free. It is already free, right now.

~ Andrew Cohen

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jesus Christ - Interview With An Angel Revisited - Part 2

Forgiven
This is a discourse on the subject of Jesus Christ taken directly from the book, Interview With An Angel by Steven J. Thayer and Linda Sue Nathanson. It is in the format of a question and answer session that was recorded and later put into book form.  

I believe that this discussion on the meaning of Jesus' life and his message will be well received by Christains as well as others of faith in God or Good.





Jesus Christ - Interview With An Angel Revisted - Part 2

Linda:  Who was Jesus Christ from your point of view.

Ariel:  The being, the person you know by the name of  Jesus Christ in your history, was the embodiment of the potential that you are all as a race, evolving toward.  He was the living presence, the simultaneous experience of total and complete unity and yet fully in the experience of being human.

This being was the embodiment of a most precious spiritual ideal that humans are moving toward and striving for, even if they do not understand.  This spiritaual ideal is simply described by your word, forgiveness and yet, even saying these words, we fear that you do not understand what we have said.  For many do not understand even what this most precious of souls, you know as Jesus, had said.

One of the needs in the process of spiritual growth and evolution is to inspire, motivate and teach without taking away the opportunity to learn and to grow.  If you reflect not only on the life, experience and wisdom of this particular being named Jesus but also other beings who have brought important knowledge by the very lives they lived, these beings have characteristically not been directly responsible for the knowledge they taught.  They, in many cases, did not leave behind any documentation.  Although the most precious master Jesus was capable of writing, he did not leave behind a written form of his teaching.  And, while there were others near Jesus who were capable of writing down every word he said when he said it, this too, was not done.  This was no mistake.  For Jesus, living the embodiment of this simultaneous reality of man and unity, was to be seen, to be felt, to be experienced and his force can still be felt in the hearts and in the minds of humans to this very moment in your time.

The human opportunity, the human delight, is to take the vagueness or the purposely ambiguous and sometimes contradictory descriptions of events, circumstances and details of the life of this most precious master and to focus on what he conveyed.  What he said and what he lived was a life of forgiveness.  He lived a life practicing forgiveness, not from a superior attainment from which he would take pity on you and forgive you, but from a state of such love through unity with God that the need to separate, to judge and to condemn was absent.

Jesus lived in a state of being, filled with love, where there is no judgement, which for humans, exists only during a communion experience with God.  In the state of communion, you can experience the forgiveness that this most precious master demonstrated, not only through his words, but through his life and even through his life and even through the process of death.  This is, indeed, the true teaching that was demonstrated and that has been handed down in the form that you call religion.  But, in it's pure sense, forgiveness that results from the state of love through unity with God was the entire teaching.  It shows you, most certainly, where you are headed in your evolution.

There is, however, much complexity in the process of spiritual growth and it is the trick of the ego to misconstrue spiritual knowledge for spiritual growth.  Thus, the mind will readily focus on the externals, the circumstances or the details and miss the point of Jesus' teaching that is right in front of it.

Linda:  The first twenty-five years of Christ's life are not recorded in our history.  Could you tell us something about his early years?

Ariel:   Your question itself underscores our precious answer in many respects.  There is no mistake that the details of the life of this most precious being were not recorded or handed down.  You might think it strange that even when those around him understood his greatness, it was not until many years of your time passed by that things were recorded.  As such, the details that have been described are contradictory and vague.

Do you not see that the lack of exact recording occurred because it is not details that you are being guided to look at?  The details are an encumbrance and only give the mind, the ego an opportunity to miss the spiritual point of the actual incarnation of this most precious jewel.  It would go against the goal and the process for us to enlighten you on the details of these unrecorded years, for it is not the details of the life that are important--it is the message.  It is the embodiment of the total state of love, the total state that a human can experience when he or she is simultaneously and paradoxically human and in communion with God, that is  simultaneously in a state of total forgiveness and a state of total humanity.

Linda:  Has the soul of Christ re-entered a body since his most famous incarnation on Earth?

Ariel:  No, not in the sense of the normal concept of a soul attaching to a physical vessel for the duration of what you call a life time.  Please understand, again with our apologies, the difficulty  in trying to convey the pure truth of the state of, if you will, the soul of this most extraordinary being.

In the model that we have created for you, his soul is purposely abiding between the state of close connection with his loved ones and the total immersion into the state of complete unity with God.  As a result, this most extraordinary soul can in essence touch the lives of his loved ones.  To this soul, to this being that you associate with the name Jesus, the term love ones applies to all of humanity.  For there is no one--no human being in any religious discipline, economic background,  political alliance or in any way that you label, catagorize or differentiate yourselves--with who Jesus has not infinitely and deeply connected.

He has the ability--expecially in times of tremendous fear or despair in the heart of a human being--to enter in and join you in deep, deep, beyond description communion.  When he shares, even for a moment, a connection to the very physical body in which you live, he leaves behind a sense of utter peace and transquillity, utter resolution and dissolution of any fear.  This soul serves as a universal bridge to the divine, allowing for momentary communion experiences.  And our use of the term momentary, in your terminology of time, can be from but seconds to years of time.

To be graced with the experience of being touched by the very heart of his soul, and through that touching being infused with a level of your own personal communion to the divine, brings you to a state of forgiveness, a state in which there is basically no judgement, hence nothing to forgive.  Therefore, forgiveness exists by it's own nature.

You have used many terms to describe this beautiful, beautiful state of grace available to you.  The term, Holy Spirit has it's own connotations and meanings, which in some cases are identical to what we have just described and in other cases are different.

The point we wish you to understand is the following.  There is correctness in saying that the pressence of Jesus, the living Christ, in your language, or the pressence of the Holy Spirit can remove your fears and bestow forgiveness upon you.  The forgiveness and the removal of fears come not from a magic wand waved over you to pardon you or absolve you.  The forgiveness we speak of is the result of the communion experience that we have just described.  It is the result of a touching of your heart to the heart of Christ through a communion in which the love of God is so infused through this vessel, the living Christ, that it brings about a state of total release from fear and a state of total forgiveness within you.

If you wish to learn more about Steven or perhaps might be interested in ordering a book, please click on the link below:

http://www.centerofbeing.com/










The Green Beautiful - Part 1/9



Here is part one of a beautiful French film that is subtitled in English. Parts two through nine can be found to the right hand side of the screen if you go to youtube and view it there.

Enjoy.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Guest Post - Rain And The Native Americans by Tom Mills


The First Cloud  Blower

This is the second guest blog by Tom Mills on my blog and I am grateful for his contribution.  It's quite a story and I believe that you will enjoy reading of Tom's experiences while living amongst the Hopi people.

If you have any questions about the Hopi Indians, I recommend that you contact Tom direct.  It's not often you have the opportunity to get information from such an authoritive and reliable source.

His e-mail address is included at the bottom of this entry.  I'm sure he would be pleased to hear from you and do his best to answer your questions .



RAIN AND THE NATIVE AMERICANS


There are many jokes, cartoons, and conversations about Native Americans and the
way they dance to create rain. Whenever there is a drought or lack of rain someone
always says, “We need those Indians to do a rain dance for us,” and usually everyone
laughs and makes fun of the Native Americans and dance around with their best
impression an Indian dancing.




I lived on the Hopi reservation for four years in the early 70’s, and I was just like
everyone else with my thoughts about their ability to make it rain, until I lived with them. The rumor in Winslow, Arizona, where I grew up, was that the Hopi’s called the weatherman to see when it was going to rain and then they did their famous Snake and Antelope Dance.


The Hopi have never relocated, changed their religion, or been forced to leave their
homeland. Their land is so poor, with no running water, resources, or fertile ground, that
no one has ever wanted it. They settled at this location because their Guardian
instructed them to do so. They have been at this same location from the beginning of
time although they have had the opportunity to choose any site that they wanted.


My first August on the reservation, when the Snake and Antelope ceremony was
performed, a hugh black cloud formed over the village and it rained. I thought, what a
coincidence. Other clouds formed off to the south and randomly selected different
fields of corn and poured rain on them as they passed by.


I asked one of my friends how the date of the dance was selected, and he said it was
determined by observing the rising sun over the Munya-ovi cliffs, off to the east. The
ceremony lasted for sixteen days and the main purpose was to bring rain for all four
races of man and their crops. The dance was held on the last day, or the sixteenth day.
So no weatherman was involved, just sixteen days of fasting, prayers, and preparation
based on the location of the rising sun.


The second year, it was very hot in July. Many of my friends worried about their crops.
There was no rain in sight. The corn had barely broken the surface of the ground. I
thought, this will be the test. Two days after the dance it rained, and rained. The Hopi
believe they have a four day window around the dance to receive their rain. If no rain
comes in that time period then the dance was not performed properly or someone did
not have a pure heart during the ceremony and everyone will suffer.


The third year, beside the Snake and Antelope Dancers, the male and female Salako
appeared with their cloud Kachina companions, and I don
anything to compare. It rained so hard the plaza, where the dance was taking place,
flooded and the crops prospered for everyone in the village. The Salako appear ever
four years where the Snake and Antelope appear every year but rotate between two
villages.


The fourth year I was a true believer. There was no doubt in my mind that it was going
to rain, and it did.


The Hopi believe that the running Antelope make the sound of thunder and bring the
clouds, the Snakes have the power to suck the rain out of the clouds and therefore the
combination of the two.


In 1902, a Mennonite Minister and Missionary named Henry Voth forced his way into a
Hopi Kiva at the small Hopi Village of Mishongnovi to record every detail of the Snake
and Antelope ceremonies. In his book of the same name, on page 215 he states:
Fourth Song. Polihungwa now left the circle and turning around faced the fire, where he
lighted the larger cloud blower. After the pipe had been well lighted he passed in a
sinistral circuit to the rear of the sand mosaic, where he stooped down over the falling rain symbols and placing the large end of the pipe in his mouth forced great clouds of
smoke from the smaller end upon the symbols. He then squatted down on the west
side of the picture, then on the south, and then on the east, forcing smoke upon the
colored cloud symbols and then also into the medicine bowl. By a curious coincidence,
rain clouds had been gathering in various directions over head, and while they were
singing this song which related to the four colored clouds, and asking them to bring rain,
the patter of rain was distinctly heard outside on the kiva hatchway.


1902, and everyone knows that the ceremonies were taking place long before the white
man set foot on this land. Many people have witnessed the power of the Antelope and
the Snake Dance for hundreds of years and have seen it bring rain. When will we listen
to the Native Americans?


Today we have hugh Rattlesnake Round-ups (our ceremony) killing every snake for
miles around. Thousands and thousands of snakes are captured and killed to make a
few dollars. At Sweetwater, Texas in March of this year, over 30,000 visitors arrived to
watch over 1,700 pounds (around 3,000 rattlesnakes) be rounded up, milked, killed, and
eaten. Last year over 4,000 pounds of snake meat was collected and in 1982, there
best year ever, over 17,986 pounds of rattlesnakes were taken. Organizers, rather than
saying that they have just about killed every snake in the mid-west, blame the cold
weather for the decline in the totals. “Next year will be better”, they say, “just bring more
money”.


The best and the biggest Antelopes are taken just for their horns and to make a wall
display. They have about as much meat as a domestic goat and it is very tough and
dry. There are many better alternatives to bring meat into the household.

So it does not come as a surprise to me that these areas of the country are in the worst
drought in their history. But still I hear them joke, “Lets get the Indians to do a rain
dance”. How right they just might be. They might also consider re-stocking the snakes
and antelopes they have almost extinguished, cancel the rattlesnake round-ups, and
saying a little prayer along with their red brothers for the rain, the snakes, and the
antelope to return.


http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/



Author:   The Book of Truth A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story  &
                  Stonehenge, If This Was East


Thomas O. Mills
Former Manager Hopi Cultural Center



  

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Then Don't Worry



A chart to live by.
Guy Kawasaki

This was originally a post on the social network Google + by Guy Kawasaki.  It makes a lot of sense and I view this as a balanced way to live one's life.  In the middle, between the two opposites of yes and no.

So much of energy is often needlessly invested in worry of the future and whether one has made the right or wrong decision.  Right or wrong, life goes on.  I suppose life is nothing more than a series of choices on which path we will walk down and with whom we will walk with.






Thursday, August 4, 2011

Suicide - Interview With An Angel Revisited - Part 1

This is a discourse about the subject of suicide taken directly from the book, Interview With An Angel by Steven J. Thayer and Linda Sue Nathanson.  It is the format of a question and answer session that was recorded and later put into book form.  Perhaps, as you read this you own fear kicks in to keep you from reading on or you may be thinking, "What kind of inspiration is this, a discourse on suicide?"  Bear with me.  It is necessary to look honesty at ourselves and our world and accept it as it is and view the darkness, the irresponsibility, the lack of self-reliance (Self or Soul Reliance) before we come unto the other side of our fears and live from a place of honesty and strength or what some call, love.  Life can be viewed as a series of choices and what we choose is simply, fear or love or ego or Soul and God as our director. 

Suicide - Interview With An Angel


Linda:  Could you share with us an example of the karmic result of suicide?

Ariel:    We regrettably cannot give you an example or simple formula that you seek. This experience, this phenomenon that you know as suicide in which an individual, a soul, feels trapped in what we label, hell with no escape, no possibility of exit, is perhaps one of the saddist experiences of the human condition.  It, along with this phenomenon you so easily label as war, is the most difficult from this angelic realm of perception.

The pain, the suffering that we see inside the consciousnes of one who quite ironically so fears death that he takes his own life to avoid his fear, is very, very difficult to witness.  It is extremely difficult to be inpotent in helping, supporting or preventing a person intent on suicide.  For the very consciousness of the one who is so lost, so separate, so isolated, so trapped inside his own fear as to consider suicide is unreachable.  There is no connection, no opening through which we can touch his life.

The karmic consequences of suicide, the future experience as well as the journey from the ending of metabolic life away from the physical body toward the unity, is indescribably complex and cannot be modeled in a way that you would understand.  There is no linear or pre-ordained way that you can predict what will transpire, for the process of projecting the karmic consequence of any act from one lifetime to the next is highly individual.  Each soul's journey is absolutely unique and distinct, and the overall dynamic process that you know as life, so complex and ever moving and changing, is unpredictable in a sense that cannot be fathomed by the human mind.

Linda:   Are there words that a fellow human could share with someone contemplating suicide?

Ariel:     A person contemplating suicide is in a state of mind, a state of consciousness that is so desperate and so trapped that he is difficult, at best, to reach by those in this realm or in your realm.  The mind's very isolation, it's very separateness, it's very self feeding state of fear causes the person who is experiencing it to reject help, support or guidance from others.  An added difficulty is that seeing and experiencing someone who is so troubled, who is so on the verge of despair, is very difficult for others to witness, for it taps into their own primal level of separateness and exacerbates their own level of fear.

The ego's goal is to reassure itself that it is indeed separate.  In the case of a person contemplating suicide, the despair, the degree of separateness and the experience of the depths of hell created by the ego have grown without bound.  The ego has succeeded in creating pain, struggle, confusion and fear.  It has reached a point of utter collapse.

Just as we are ineffectual in breaking into the mind that is so totally closed, you too may be ineffectual in breaking through.  However, as the ego becomes overwhemingly lost, the possibility exists in that moment, if the consciousness can just let it in, of opening up through prayer and petition, through beseeching of divinity, of unity of God, for grace.  At that moment, the most powerful of mystical unions and shifts can take place.  Prayer and the opening to this realm is the one true solution to the problem--not the prayer of simply reciting rhetoric or going through routines or mindlessly chanting, but earnest, heartfelt prayer petitioning for help.

The moment in which the separate self feels the height of it's separateness and it's fear is ironically when it is most available to meet the divine directly.  For in that moment when the entire manificent house of cards, the ego has created--which is now so ominous and so overwheming that death is the only escape--is ready to collapse, the ego could move aside with such force that overwheming grace would fill the individual.

In that moment we could literally infuse the love and the magnitude of our realm into the very heart of this person near suicide and in that moment, completely heal all of his fear.  The challenge is to find the mechanism, the way, the words, the support, the encouragement that will allow that final collapse and that final reaching out to take place.  For unless a human consciousness reaches to the divine, as in prayer, the wall of fear cannot be penetrated.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Let's Make A New Tomorrow Today - Revisited



I had posted this song by this Danish group several months ago before the making of this video, so I thought that I would include it as part of Inspirational August.

Enjoy

A Spiritual Conspiracy - Author Unknown

Yet Another Sunset by Lovell D'souza
http://click.lovelldsouza.com/

A Spiritual Conspiracy


On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. 

But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground. 

An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light. It is a silent revolution. From the inside out. From the ground up. This is a Global operation... A spiritual conspiracy. 

There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet. You won't see us on the T.V. You won't read about us in the newspaper. You won't hear about us on the radio. We don't seek any glory. We don't wear any uniform. We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles. 

Most of us work anonymously. We are quietly working behind the scenes in every country and culture of the world. Cities big and small, mountains and valleys, in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands. You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice. We go undercover. We remain behind the scenes. It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit. But simply that the work gets done. 
Occasionally we spot each other in the street. We give a quiet nod and continue on our way. During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs. But behind the false storefront at night is where the real work takes a place. Some call us the 'Conscious Army'. We are slowly creating a new world with the power of our minds and hearts. We follow, with passion and joy. Our orders are from the Central Spiritual Intelligence. We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking.

Poems - Hugs - Music - Photography - Movies - Kind words - Smiles - Meditation and prayer - Dance - Social activism - Websites - Blogs - Random acts of kindness

We each express ourselves in our own unique ways with our own unique gifts and talents. 'Be the change you want to see in the world.' That is the motto that fills our hearts. We know it is the only way real transformation takes place. We know that quietly and humbly we have the power of all the oceans combined. 

Our work is slow and meticulous. Like the formation of mountains. It is not even visible at first glance. And yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries to come. 

Love is the new religion of the 21st century. You don't have to be a highly educated person. Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it. It comes from the intelligence of the heart. Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings. 

Be the change you want to see in the world. Nobody else can do it for you. 

We are now recruiting. Perhaps you will join us. Or already have.... All are welcome... The door is open.

Author unknown

Monday, August 1, 2011

Leaves Of Morya's Garden - The Call


This is a free online edition of The Leaves Of Morya's Garden - The Call which was written in 1924 and published by the Agni Yoga Society, Inc. of New York, NY.  If you wish to contact them for a hard copy of this book in English, Russian, Latvian, Bulgarian, Greek, Italian, Portugese, Dutch, French or German, please contact them at the link given below:

www.agniyoga.org


    I am — your Bliss
    I am — your Smile
    I am — your Joy
    I am — your Rest
    I am — your Strength
    I am — your Valor
    I am — your Wisdom

I have read Leaves Of Morya's Garden I & II, Heart, and The New Era Community.  I can and will highly recommend them all.   Here is the link to the full text of the first book of the online series:

http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_lomg1.html

Here's The Start of Inspirational August




Hello fellow travellers and readers who have found their way to my blog. Today will be the first blog entry of Inspirational August. I had the idea the other day to set a theme for my blog in August and I reckon it's going to be a very inspiration part of your journey if you choose to stop by and feel a bit different from your everyday habitual being.

I may still bring out the mirror to give us a glimce of our everyday irresponsibilty and lack of self-reliance if I come across a news event that will lead us to what we have become and gives us an opportunity to reflect upon and dream of what we could be. In my opinion, a negative should lead one to it's opposite, a positive and from there we will find balance.

Now, sit back and relax and reflect upon whatever in this video that you can take to your heart and make a part of your being.

Enjoy.