Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Great American Story of 2020-2021

"It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something. That there is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

Year of the Ox

Astrologically, 2021 is forecast to be a year of very dramatic change. A Great Awakening is occurring and many people are beginning to see through the illusion – the Matrix – involving not only politics, but religion, values, and business and the monetary system – every area of life imaginable. More and more of us are beginning to see through the lies that we have been told about all of it for our entire lives and the unfolding truth is unlocking a new world for us all. But it should not come as a surprise. We should have seen it coming. For the past several thousand years, ancient cultures have all pointed to this time as a time of dramatic change. And here we are!

Astrology is not that far out there when you understand that all it does is examine cycles – and everything follows cycles – so if one pays attention, one begins to have the “uncanny” ability to interpret and forecast patterns and anticipate what lies ahead based upon what has already occurred. There is nothing mystical about it.

There are people around us that seem to be going absolutely insane. Is it because they cannot handle change... let alone such dramatic change? This isn't going to be just another year like the one before. We all have a giant leap to take. Everything is on the table. Everything will change. Quickly. Soon. Suddenly and Shockingly. Some changes will be great. Some will be a surprise.

Neurologically, we are coming into a FIVE year – 2 + 0 + 2+ 1 = 5. All the time I see reminders with the number 555, the angelic number of change. The number “5” is all about sudden change, adventure, and progress. So how can we embrace the changes that are coming and not be afraid of the new world rising?

First and foremost, we all need to be flexible and open minded to adapt to what lies ahead. Revelations are likely to come out that we are going to resist – some of us are not going to want to hear what will be revealed – we are going to resist believing what comes to pass – like an ox, dragging our feet. The shocking epiphanies that come to light will change everything. We must be ready.

Reading the future by looking at the stars and planets, let's get a bit more specific as to what to expect in 2021. I am not a skilled astrologer, so I take my lead from one who is – Joseph P. Anthony from Sedona. We have entered the Age of Aquarius. Our alignment with the stars and planets ushers in a new era, dramatically unlike the one we have emerged from. The big players in 2021 are the planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus. Many of us have been looking up into the night sky in the past week to observe the conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn. What does it all mean?

Jupiter and Saturn have shifted into a new field of energy within the galaxy now that they have moved into the constellation of Aquarius. They were in Capricorn through 2020, which left us with a great heaviness. The energy of Aquarius, however, is a field of greater hope and freedom, more understanding and greater empathy toward humanity. So we are moving with the planets and stars in a positive direction, but the path to get there will be challenging, especially in the first two months of the year... because Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is in the sign of Taurus the Bull which represents belief systems and monetary systems. Uranus and the other two planets are going to be at odds with each other during January and February. Because of this it will be an uncomfortable time and one that we need to give extra attention to.

Jupiter, appearing in Aquarius until May 13, will be all about humanity and coming together before it transits to mystical Pisces on July 28, which will deliver a period of improved optimism – a time when we will be more psychic, a time when we may feel like Alice in Wonderland and wonder how we got there and where we are going. It should be a very fortuitous time, even mystical for many with increased attention to spirituality. It should be a good time to look within and refine our understanding of who we think we are – as individuals and as a collective humanity. Life should begin to take on deeper meanings of what it is all about, dissolving old beliefs. It should be a good time to spend in nature to get reacquainted with ourselves and reconnect with what is real, which is, after all, exemplified by the world of nature. Summer 2021 should be a dreamy and magical time – all part of the cycle. Whatever results between now and summer in early 2021 will have a very positive effect on the world.

Sometime in the first two weeks of the new year when Jupiter Squares Uranus we will likely experience considerable chaos. More than likely this will be in the political arena, considering the January 6 electoral certification date and the January 20 inauguration date. Expect a surprise that you don't see coming. Expect protests and civil unrest, and a lot of discomfort. There is going to be a major uproar within humanity on a very large scale at this time. The world will feel major changes that will occur as a result of what occurs in the United States. There could be a loss of power due to a solar event or perhaps the internet will deliberately go down for a time.

Uranus will be in Taurus until April of 2026, so we are in for an extended revolutionary time on every level in which the world will change completely. Saturn just moved into Aquarius like Jupiter, but will stay there only until 2023. The ruler Saturn is all about limitations and restrictions of government and corporations, but Aquarius is about humanity. Saturn will be a big player in terms of changes to government, technology, and communication. When Saturn Squares Uranus on February 17, look for another major event within a week or two of that day – something to do with humanity fighting back against government – probably not something peaceful. The celestial alignments point to a time of confusion, but one that will begin to clear after the first couple of months.

During the first two months one should choose carefully those people that surround them and pay close attention to outdated ideas that no longer work. By June, much should have changed – money, foundations, communications, new structures, new ways of doing things – possibly in the way we heal, possibly with cryptocurrencies or other new currencies. There should be a bit of a slow down during summer, a time of recovery, when things feel a lot better. By fall we should see an emphasis on new relationships, especially between countries. A second wave of financial reform should be the topic of the day by November. Whatever occurs will be worldwide – 2021 is all about planetary change – but it begins in the United States. At the end of 2021 we will be taking a long hard look at how government, corporations, media, and other power structures play such an influencing role in our lives.

There is a very positive alignment around July 13 when the cosmic lovers Venus and Mars come close together in the constellation of Leo, the sign of love, creativity, and profundity. This foretells a time of feeling a warm connection to everyone and everything. The political impasse that blocks our path at this time will be resolved before summer. It will be a summer of love, a significant time for the planet and all its peoples. After May and through July we will be in a time of joy once again, a time of bringing out more love in the world. Somehow, some way we will all be seeking more happiness in our lives. It will be a time of strong creativity and loving connection.  Have faith.  All is as it should be.

Here are the specific dates on or about which major events are likely to occur in 2021:


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Worst of Time(s)?

Time magazine's December 14 cover above declared that 2020 was "the worst year ever." But declaring 2020 "the worst year ever" reveals more about the psychology of the delusional state of the media than about reality on the ground. It reflects an absolutely abysmal grasp of human history and a self-absorbed desire to exaggerate an otherwise innocuous flu virus so that the planned-for Biden rebound will be gloriously triumphant.

And it embodies our delusional addiction to measuring the well-being of the human populace with financial markets: as long as stocks are hitting new highs, we're all doing wonderfully, right! So party on, I say, because "the worst year ever" is ending and the rebound of financial markets, already the greatest in recorded history, will only become more fabulous. Who do they think they are fooling?

Putting 2020 into perspective, consider 1177 B.C., when many of the great civilizations of the Mediterranean Sea and Mideast collapsed, and the survivors struggled through a pre-modern Dark Ages. Or consider 1644 A.D., when the Ming Dynasty was overthrown by the Manchu invasion, a series of self-reinforcing misfortunes stemming from extremes of climate (a.k.a. The Little Ice Age) that left millions hungry and vulnerable to disease and the predation of roving bandit armies.

The Little Ice Age and the famine, conflicts, civil wars, coups, revolts and rebellions it launched killed between a quarter and a third of Eurasia's population. Entire villages melted away as starvation drove the survivors to desperation. The misery stretched from western Europe to China, and lasted for decades.

Though it is now relegated to a footnote in history, the Antonine Plague of 165 - 180 A.D. decimated the Mediterranean, Mideast, North African and Eurasian regions, toppling regimes that had endured for ages and very nearly brought the Roman Empire to an inglorious end. Roughly one-fourth of the population died as the novel disease was distributed along Rome's numerous trade routes, which stretched from Northern Europe to Africa and India.

Western Rome's eventual decline and fall was also the result of pandemics and climate change as well as the usual suspects of war, political in-fighting, over-taxation and the stranglehold of self-serving elites.

Europe's inhabitants circa 1350 A.D. would have chosen the years 1347-1351 as "the worst ever" as the Black Plague took the lives of a third of the population.

The inhabitants of North and South America would have selected the years following 1492 and the arrival of Europeans carrying novel diseases as the worst years ever as the diseases carried away between 50% and 90% of the people who were alive in 1491.

Given that fewer people died in total from all causes in 2020 in the United States than in any of the previous five years, according to the Center for Disease Control, how does anyone buy into this rubbish about 2020 being the worst year ever? And they want to give these same people the reins to rule the direction of our nation for the foreseeable future??? Give me a break already!

Inspired by the blog of Charles Hugh Smith, December 28, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

When Less is More

Now that the commercial onslaught of Christmas has concluded and we are again back home to put away all our new “stuff”, my thoughts turn to Henry David Thoreau, whose book Walden I have read and studied more than any other work, and whose simple guidelines to living still guide me in much that I do.

In the spring of 1845, this brilliant twenty-seven-year-old schoolteacher and visionary writer – Thoreau - began a two year, two month experiment to live a simplified, more authentic life – “to live deliberately” as he put it, in a tiny one room, self-built cabin in the woods on the shores of Walden Pond, some distance north of Boston.

His foundational axiom of simple living – high thinking, and the penetrating beauty of his writings – deeply soulful and down-to-earth practical – have for decades inspired and catalyzed numerous environmental revelations and life-style choices. Thankfully, they are continuing to influence the regenerative thinking of a rapidly growing fellowship of twenty-first century planetary-stewards.

At times it seems as if Thoreau is even strolling about with some of us right now; through woodlands and meadows, through crowded urban centers; running a succinct commentary from the clear streaming of his mind – past the extractive madness of greed – as he elucidates principles of self-sufficiency, and regenerative approaches to the life-support systems of our planetary biosphere. He’s delighted by the metaphor of ‘Spaceship Earth’ – and, he’s pleased by the continuance and embrace of his Walden experiment through the work of many awakening individuals in these late times.

Contrary to Thoreau’s admonishments, the unnecessary accumulation of things, of stuff, continues. Although there are beautiful shafts of life-affirming illumination breaking through everywhere, still, within these highly contrasting times of bleakest poverty and inconceivable riches, the accumulation of things amongst ‘the haves’ continues unabated. Storage facilities in developed nations revel in boom-times. People seek extra places to stash their stuff. Maybe it’s a distorted, dysfunctional definition, a toxic belief: wherein stuff = love, and love = stuff?

History is rife with accounts of people getting stuff and holding on to stuff. Egyptian pharaohs, Viking kings, Chinese emperors, Celtic chieftains, and others of religious and political prominence not only got it (stuff), but also tried to ‘take it with them.’ Centuries later all their stuff was still here, crumbling, and covered in dust and dirt. Obviously, greed and hoarding are nothing new. Does stuff = love, and love = stuff?

The simple truth is that the holes in the souls of hundreds of millions, even billions, of modern day humans can never be filled by material things. In far too many ways modern humans have been struggling within an onslaught of ceaseless waves of hypnotic programming (advertising) that surges through just about all the available bandwidths. Even now, when it should be most apparent, we are still told to accumulate things we don’t need, by spending money we don’t have.

Minds, hearts and systems need changing. Ethnobotanist and visionary Terence McKenna put it very slap-in-the-face-bluntly,

"Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”

Cultural historian Thomas Berry said the same thing in a different key,

"The difficulty of our times is our inability to awaken out of this cultural pathology.”

Thus, one of the most important, pressing and persistent questions for our times is, ‘How might we live more sustainably, more consciously, simply, compassionately, and regeneratively?’ Within popular culture there are, thankfully, numerous emergent life-affirming signs and orientations that include, to the surprise of many, ‘letting-go of clutter.’ A burgeoning lifestyle equation seems to be:

less stuff = greater peace, satisfaction, and freedom.

Keeping up with the Joneses is passé, while ‘decluttering’ is on trend. Life on a planet with limited resources demands that this attitude be more than just a passing trend. A growing array of popular books on simplifying our lives and getting rid of excess possessions is a good start. It seems like millions of ‘regular people’ are starting to wake up to Walden!

Just as inspired activists and visionaries speak about, ‘The Great Turning’ – so those in what has now become the budding tiny house movement are living themselves into ‘The Great Downsizing.’ Like many things that are unfolding in these unprecedented transitional times, tiny housing is not seen as the singular solution, but rather, it plays its part in the overall shift that is accelerating and gathering us up. These times are immensely uplifting if we know where and how to look.

Not sure if I could fit all my important “stuff” into a single tiny house, but then again, I don't think about it much either. Not to despair! Even if I never move into a tiny house, it is still good to return again and again to the sound wisdom of Henry David Thoreau, whose life, perhaps, may best be empitomized by two economical words of reminder:

Simplify! Simplify!”

Adapted from Richard Henry Whitehurst on December 24th, 2020, at upliftconnect.com

Monday, December 28, 2020

Shining a Light on our Crazy Moon

I look out early this morning at the 96% waxing gibbous moon reflecting magically off the snow in the yard and look up to ponder about how much influence it has over all of us here on planet Earth. Our moon is so very different from any other satellite around any other planet in our solar system. You can read a newspaper at midnight under the light reflected from its crystalline diamond-like surface.  There are no other planet-moon situations in our solar system like the one we have. There is nothing else like it, and to make it even more intriguing... our moon wasn't always there. At one time, before 5400 years ago, there was no moon in the night sky... then one night, there was. There are many Native American tales about the time that the moon first appeared. Cosmologists are uncomfortable with the subject, but will confirm that the moon was not always in our night sky. And they will also tell you that at the time it first arrived it was only 22,300 miles from Earth - close, indeed. From the time it arrived it has gradually moved away from the Earth by about an inch and a third each day, so that now it is at a comfortable distance of 238,000 miles from the Earth.

As large as the moon is, it doesn't rotate, it has no electromagnetic fields, and no molten core like other satellites in our solar system. Even the lunar rocks brought back by the six Apollo missions do not line up with the history of rocks on the Earth.  There is about a 500-million-year discrepancy between the two bodies. The moon is certainly not a chunk of the Earth that was broken off by some ancient cosmic collision.  It is a traveler that has come from afar to settle permanently in our night sky.

During the Apollo missions, astronauts left behind various instrument packages at each landing site. Four of those packages included mirrors that would bounce back laser beams projected at them from the Earth. Every day astronomers take measurements of our distance to the moon. That's how we know its momentum is gradually taking it away from us.

The Tycho crater is so large it's rays extend over the entire face and would cover North America if whatever meteor caused it had hit the Earth, but the crater is extremely shallow – not what one would think from what must have been a very large collision. Whatever hit the moon to cause such a large crater certainly had considerable force, but it hardly put a dent in it.  Very peculiar!

I've been to Meteor Crater in Arizona. It is about a mile wide, compared to 3000 miles for Tycho, and Meteor Crater is about a thousand feet deep, yet the meteor that caused it was probably no larger than a VW bug.  Just how large of a crash caused Tycho, one has to wonder!

Unlike the Earth, the moon is covered in some kind of extremely resistant armor. The astronauts discovered that the moon is covered by a fine crystalline charcoal-like reflective powder, but no more than about an inch thick. Underneath the surface dust, the moon is like hard metal – so hard that it was nearly impossible to drill a hole deep enough to put up a flag for pictures.

Astronauts also left behind four seismographs.  Whenever each landing mission abandoned their Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) after the astronauts were back in orbit in their Command Module, they jettisoned the LEM into the moon to test the moon's seismic response from the crash. No one expected it to ring like a bell. The Earth would not do this. On the final seismic test of crashing the LEM back into the surface, the moon resonated for three days. Very peculiar for any celestial body.

The moon is a fairly sizable satellite at 3600 miles in diameter. Scientists believe that the its thickness is only about 500 miles, however, based upon the resonant vibrations that resulted from our seismic crash tests. That means the inside is hollow – a voided area of about 2600 miles across. So what's in this void??? Maybe the people that piloted the moon here in the first place! Who knows!

Neil Armstrong on our first manned mission to the moon very clearly stated that there were other beings with craft lined up on the rim of the crater watching them the entire time they were there. That would unnerve anyone to find advanced alien life forms observing you on what you thought was the first time anyone had ever been there. After leaving behind more than 20,000 tons of scientific equipment, waste, and garbage with six missions, maybe the reason we stopped going to the moon is that we were asked not to return by the resident alien population after dumping so much of garbage there and bombing the hell out of the surface several times. Maybe they let us gather a few rocks and collect some dust and told us never to return! Maybe we got run out for littering!!!

The moon's surface is covered in tens of thousands of craters, but we have never seen a meteor hit the moon to cause a new crater. Not one.  Wherever the moon came from, it must have gone through a major meteor storm, or maybe it was next to a planet that exploded long ago... yet it still survived.

It begs a conjecture that the moon may be artificial – not a natural satellite. Maybe it is really a Death Star like in Star Wars!!! If so, then who moved it into Earth orbit? Is there some intentional agenda associated with the moon that we are unaware if? And what (or who) exactly is inside it? And it certainly makes one wonder what kind of propulsion system could have moved such a large body with such precision to end up in Earth orbit?  Hmmm!!!

A perfect space ship would be a sphere. If the moon is artificial it makes sense that it would be spherical. It is perfectly round. Unusually perfect. We can see that in the night sky or when it blocks out the sun during an eclipse. Not even the Earth is perfectly spherical. What's with that? And there is not another moon in our solar system that is even close to round or spherical; they are amorphous at best; they look more like potatoes. To have been hit by another meteor so hard to have formed the Tycho crater, the moon should certainly not be perfectly spherical. Yet it is. The odds of that happening are next to impossible. No wonder Luna drives us crazy!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Holograms Will Revolutionize the World

Since viewing Princess Leia's holographic projection in Star Wars in the early 1980's, I don't think I'm alone in being fascinated by the potential in our modern world for this magical technology. Here are some ways that we may see holograms being used more and more in the near future.

For starters, holography could absolutely revolutionize medicine, not only as a tool for visualizing patient data but for training students and surgeons as well. Many medical systems generate complex data using advanced imaging technology, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound scans. Normally, that electronic information is used to display a flat image on a computer screen, but it can also be used to produce full color, computer-generated 3D holographic images. A company in Scotland has been successful in using this kind of data to produce 3D images for training and display. The advantage here, as with all “real” holograms, is that no special viewing devices, or glasses, are needed. Students and doctors can simply “look”, unhindered, at the three-dimensional images.

Storing several different images in the same hologram means that the viewer can move around the display, allowing them to examine different organs or body parts. To date, the company has produced 3D holographic images of structures including the brain, liver, lungs, heart, skeleton, vascular system, nerves and muscles. This may appear to be the stuff of science fiction but a commercial industry is now rapidly growing around these technologies.

Nearly all of us generate huge amounts of data in our daily lives. Digital storage capacity increases every year to keep up with our insatiable desire to store our data and keep it for a lifetime. Think about any computer and the hundreds of gigabytes of information it can store, from family photos to videos and documents. Now consider a storage disc where valuable data is stored being corrupted resulting in unrecoverable losses.

A holographic image is stunningly realistic because the recording process stores all of the information about the light reflected from the recorded subject. That is a massive amount of information. But holograms don’t have to record information about a visual object – they can also record pure data, pages and pages of it. This means that holograms can, potentially, store unthinkable amounts of information. Not only can the prototype systems store 4.4m individual pages of information on a disc similar to a DVD, but they offer long-term security, too.

If you make an optical hologram of a page of information and then smash it, for example, you can reconstruct it from any of the pieces. This makes holographic data storage extremely reliable. Unlike CDs and DVDs, which store their data on the disc’s surface, holograms store data in three dimensions and those pages can overlap in the storage space.

Holograms are complex optical devices and difficult to make, which gives them an incredible advantage in the commercial security market. Each of us likely has a security hologram in our pockets at this moment. That small silver rectangle of a dove on your credit card is a white-light, mirror-backed, transmission hologram. It displays a three-dimensional image which is visible as you move from side to side, and changes color as you tilt your card up and down. It’s very easy to manufacture en masse – but also extremely difficult to forge.

Bank notes have also championed the use of secure holograms. The reflective strip on the new UK polymer £5 bank note contains an image of Big Ben and uses holography to produce a set of changing colors as you tilt the note, as well as a 3D image of the coronation crown, which can be seen “floating” above it.

If you like wine and want to be sure you are drinking the “real deal”, winemakers in South Africa are also adding holographic labels to their bottles to reassure buyers that they contain vintage wine rather than a less delicious counterfeit.

In the military, geographic intelligence is an essential part of strategy so fully dimensional holographic images are being used to improve reconnaissance. One American company has delivered over 13,000 3D holographic maps of “battle-spaces” for the U.S. Army. This allows soldiers to view three-dimensional terrain, look “around” corners and helps with mission training. The company does this by taking complex computerized image data, which they make into a holographic sheet. Not only can users “look into” the high quality 3D image of the terrain stored in the hologram sheet, but the technology is simple to use and can be rolled up for easy storage and transportation. It all sounds very much like Star Wars, but the maps are also useful in disaster evacuation and rescue scenarios. Being able to “unroll” an accurate 3D holographic image of new terrain clearly offers strategic advantages, but such technologies also generally filter down to wider society. Perhaps we can expect flexible 3D Google Maps at some point.

Graphic artists were among the first to become involved with holography as soon as it became a practical optical process. In the UK, Margaret Benyon, the “mother” of British creative holography, managed to secure access to complex and expensive holographic recording equipment as early as 1968, on an arts fellowship in the mechanical engineering department at Nottingham University. Much of what she discovered there laid the groundwork for her interest in the critical discussion around the process and its use by artists. She eventually submitted a doctoral thesis, which questioned and investigated the “Art of Holography”.

Around the world, there are pioneering artists using the three-dimensional recording opportunities of holograms to bend and cut space; construct multiple, visually solid, objects in the same volume; combine collections of still images or video to produce animated 3D works, and to sculpt pure light. Most recently, a show of creative holography took place in central London; an international selection of artists are currently contributing work to an exhibition on Governors Island, New York, which runs over the summer; and artists from Italy, Canada, the UK and U.S. have been selected for an exhibition utilizing holography and media arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in June.

We think of holography as something that jumps out and pokes us in the eye, but a great deal of work and research is actually quietly taking place in labs and studios around the world. What’s more, the applications are changing lives, saving lives and stimulating creative and intellectual discussion. We can expect holograms to be used increasingly for many practical purposes like these in our near future.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Moon Dust and Bio Science

The Bio Center Lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center has been around for more than fifty years, but it is one of those national research facilities that has been able to contain its discoveries beyond public purview. What goes on there is probably beyond the imagination of even the most creative curiosity seeeker. One of its discoveries that accidently escaped had to do with the interaction of moon dust and corn seeds.

At the Bio Lab there used to be a giant corn growing chamber. During and following the Apollo missions to the moon, collected rock samples and lunar dust were brought here for study. Moon dust was sprinkled on corn before planting, and something amazing occurred. In the words of former Johnson Space Center Director Chris Kraft: “We found when we started sprinkling some lunar dust on a corn seed or on a piece of tobacco plant or on some other low form of plant life… it grew so rapidly and did things that nobody had ever seen before in terms of any other chemical that you could place on a plant. And we don't understand that. It looks like something from another world.”

A little moon dust sprinkled on a corn seed accelerated its growth and production far beyond normal. At first glance, imagine what this could mean – certainly nothing less than the end of world famine to start with. What would it do on rice? What about its use on every other agricultural crop?

What is it about moon dust that would give it this effect? Different kinds of crystals and different combinations of minerals to enhance cellular reproduction of living systems at the cellular level? Is it working on the DNA? Is it working on the mitochondria?

Surely NASA took this basic finding far beyond corn. It seems reasonable to conject that if it works on plants, it should work on us too. What if a compound like that were to be sprinkled on an open wound during surgery? Imagine how fast tissue might heal and perhaps leave no scar. What if it is mixed with antibiotics? Or in an IV? Certainly the great minds at NASA have thought about these and staggeringly far grreater questions. When are they going to share what they found with the rest of us – the taxpayers who ultimately have subsidized their efforts?

Friday, December 25, 2020

A Christmas Invitation

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our connection to the world beyond birth and death, a steady light in a world that is too often obscured by shadows. It is a day to celebrate our beingness in this wonderful world – a day to again affirm that our spiritual nature is far greater than the day-to-day concerns of our material world.

So much is happening right now. The moment we feel that we have gotten our footing established from one thing, another one appears immediately on its heels. Each day seems to bring us events that have the ability to really shake things up. It's all happening for a reason, however - to push us beyond our perceived limits and clear out all that cannot be held in the higher frequencies.

The human collective just dodged a timeline that was very dark - darker meaning more chaos, more control, more manipulation. It was a path that would have taken humanity a lot longer to reach a point of awakening, empowerment, and enlightenment. In the end, no matter the balance between the light and the darkness, we each will ascend to a higher level of awareness, to a higher frequency. Because of the split in timelines that just occurred, the path to heaven has just become much easier to follow.

How did this happen? It was not because of some outside benevolence, like Jesus Christ. It happened because enough individuals as part of the human collective began to shine the light of Christ to shift the world away from darker potentialities. This has nothing to do with religion, but everything to do with spiritual progression. We did it, not somebody else. So Merry Christmas to us.

Most people haven't got a clue as to what is happening, unfortunately. Most people cannot appreciate what we just avoided by collectively pulling up the frequency of the human collective to a higher timeline. We just shifted the entire timeline of humanity into a more positive or light-filled probability. We did that. And we're continuing to do that.

There are still forces that surround us that continue to battle the light and try to pull us back into fear. Pay attention to those powers and to whether you are buying into that narrative. If you find yourself believing the terrible storylines they tell of what is going to happen, may I tell you right now – they are not going to happen. Pull yourself up into the higher timeline, and then the next higher timeline, and so on.

In the entire history of human experience we have never, ever been able to do what we are doing right now. What is occurring is because we have been able to hold such high frequencies of light in our own bodies that has attracted even more light into the planet to allow us to make a jump as a collective.

Christmas is always a magical time, but especially so right now. There is a power about us that I have not felt during my entire time here. Everything that I and many like me are doing on a daily basis is making a massive impact.

If you don't feel this way, or you can't sense what is truly occurring, may I suggest you begin to awaken by examining your beliefs, stories, and expectations. These are the things that will cause you to experience greater disharmony in the higher frequencies. Look at how you may be limiting yourself in body, mind, and spirit and then purposely stretch beyond those limitations.

Begin to change by accepting all that you believe about yourself, and begin to forgive and love what you have heretofore deemed unacceptable within yourself and others. Opening your heart through love, gratitude, and forgiveness of all will allow positive energies to flow with greater ease through you.

Each person must come to understand that their creative potential is limitless. If you are able to see yourself in the same way that Jesus Christ looks at you, then you will fully understand your magnificence and the bravery it has taken to be part of this experiment you call your life on this earth.

Keep shining your light. Keep speaking your truth. Keep speaking out about what you believe. Exercise your freedom. It's your choice. And do it from love. Do it from compassion. Do it from empathy. Do it from understanding. Do it from your light, because that is how we shift it. And Merry Christmas to you. May you live in the light now and always.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Lunar Helium-3 Fusion Drive

China’s successful December 2013 landing of their Yutu rover on the moon has brought a new focus to the importance of our planetary neighbor for the future of mankind. As has been highlighted by leading Chinese officials, the moon’s surface is filled with the a special fusion fuel, practically absent from the Earth—Helium-3. With China’s return to the lunar surface, they are getting closer to a program for fusion power that could be one of the most impactive scientific driver programs for the entirety of humankind.

The unique presence of helium-3 on the moon will provide for humanity an abundant and powerful source of fuel for unlimited energy on Earth, and may form the basis for exploration of and settlement on other heavenly bodies. Attaining this superior fusion fuel could be the keystone to any proposed program for economic development for any nation on Earth or for any advances in space. While the economy of the United States stands at the verge of collapse, hobbling along under the weight of its London-Wall Street money system, China is quickly advancing to develop helium-3 technology. Whoever masters this new source of energy will control the planet.

Helium-3 is really an anomalous isotope formed by the intense heat of the sun. When Helium is super-heated it becomes energized with a third orbit. He-3 is flung through the solar system from the sun by the solar wind at near the speed of light. It bombards the Earth as well as the moon, but on approach to the Earth it runs into our Van Allen Radiation Belts and seven layers of atmosphere and by the time it reaches the surface it has lost its outer orbit and mostly returns to ordinary Helium.

He-3 is a very coveted molecule here on Earth, so someone wondered if we could get it on the moon. When the University of Wisconsin examined some of the 1200 pounds of moon rocks that the Apollo astronauts brought back with them, they heated the rocks and out poured He-3 gas. When it was super-cooled down to a liquid, the researchers discovered they had found pure He-3 inside the moon rocks.

Just how valuable is this He-3 gas? If you could fill just one containment pile rod for a nuclear reactor with it, it would take the normal efficiency of 50 to 60% of fuel rods into the high 90's. Not only is it more efficient than fissile materials such as uranium and plutonium, but it is not radioactive. It is clean, safe thermal fusion power. One test tube of He-3 has enough potential energy to power every nuclear reactor on the planet for about ten years without any risk of radioactive damage. The street value for just one test tube of this would be on the order of two trillion dollars.

China has been on the back side of the moon for most of the last decade and is believed to already be harvesting He-3. All they need on the back side of the moon is a small craft like their Yutu rover to drive around and scoop up loose powdery dust that is found everywhere. There is so much He-3 up there that in one hour's time such a small robot craft like this could collect enough dust, turn its solar panels toward the sun to superheat the collected samples (easy to do since there is no interfering atmosphere), draw the He-3 gas out of the samples, pipe it over to the shadow side of the moon which is 450 degrees Fahrenheit cooler so that the gas instantly becomes a liquid; inject the liquid He-3 into a cylinder that may easily be projected from the surface into space where it can be retrieved by a mother craft and brought back to Earth where it can be by parachuted back to the surface and recovered. Easy-peazy. No human involvement to easily acquire trillions of dollars worth of a precious gas that may allow the Chinese to ultimately dominate the world.

The United States has shown no interest in such a recovery program. NASA has turned down proposals for just what the Chinese are now doing. Those who have controlled fossil fuels have ruled the world in the past century. In a world of abundant He-3, fossil fuels will have no future. Unless the West steps up, it too may not have the future it might imagine. World dominion may be China's for the taking.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Superluminal Computing

I have been following the Q phenomenon and its communications for most of the last three years. Some have said that the Q movement has no substance or is fake, but if that were so then why would it have been shut out of most every social media platform if it were not otherwise viewed as a threat?

Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet, a very important number among Luciferian and Illuminati forces. Perhaps it is a measure or signal from the White Hats (the good guys) to commandeer a significant element of the numerology the Black Hats (the bad guys) consider so vital. Or perhaps Q very simply represents something Quantum.

Sources in my network of intelligence believe that Q began as four to six men, probably a longstanding part of military intelligence, with a superluminal computer, or quantum computer. The one unique charactristic about this technology is that it has the uncanny ability to foresee into the future. And the bad guys don't have one.

If you think about a chess computer, which is considerably different from a superluminal computer, what it does is it analyzes the possibilities of play should one's opponent move a partiuclar chess piece. If a piece is moved to a particular space on the board, perhaps I would have twenty different options of play to counteract that move. So the chess computer works through play options and makes a statisitically best choice of moves as a counter. That's not how a superluminal computer works.

What a superluminal computer does is it says “this is what the opponent will do”; not what are the options of the opponent's actions, but what exactly the opponent will do. It tells us that when we do any given action, our opponent will respond in a particular way.

There are only two or three countries in the world that have technology with this capability. The one used by Q has more sophistication than the other two, capable of accurately looking six months into the future. The Deep State does not have this technology. Forecasting would have much greater range than six months, but because humanity is so very unpredictable with its free will capability and characteristic defiance of logic, six months out is as far as they can see with any sort of accurate predictability.

The closer to the action one is, the more accurate a quantum computer will be. While some of us with a modicum of knowledge of what is really going on in the world have a tendency to sometimes get impatient that more is not being done sooner, those who have the authority to act on the projections of their quantum computer can better see the various consequences of their potential actions and know best when to move their pieces for maximum effect. When Q says to trust the plan and enjoy the show, I take their advice at face value. The outcome is defined. The battle has already been won. The war needs only to be played out. It is only a matter of timing when moving the pieces on the board. Aside from meditative prayers, my input is inconsequential, so I choose to trust the plan and know that all shall end well. For so it has been foretold across the ages.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Dawn of Enlightenment

On the day after the Winter Solstice, it is becoming more and more apparent that while we are living through a time of great uncertainty, we are also beginning to see the light from the dawn of a brand new era. The events now taking place in the United States are not just about a disputed presidential election. From a grander perspective, they are about the collapse of a regime that has ruled the planet for thousands of years. Less apparent, however, this time also marks an existential crisis for monotheism.

When speaking of monotheism, I am talking not about an abstract creator God but about an inbred earth-bound group otherwise known as the Illuminati that has been carrying out plans of domination over all the world's peoples spanning centuries. From a political point of view, the old guard is being usurped and dismantled by forces representing the better interests of the peoples of the world.

The question I would like to address is how this crisis is affecting Christianity, in particular. Looking back at our Biblical history we know that Christianity as practiced in the West was cobbled together by Emperor Constantine (a scoundrel in his own right) as a way to force all the various competing old world religions into one agreeable ideology and practice. Kumbaya!

Here is what the Romans initiated with their two Councils of Nicaea. In the Northern hemisphere, the sun sets further north and the days get shorter until December 21st. Then, for three days, the sun appears to set in the same place. On December 25th, the sun visibly sets further south again. This marks the first day of the solar New Year. This is also where the idea of a God who dies for three days and is reborn comes from. What the Romans did was substitute Jesus Christ for the Sun God; nobody really knows the birth date of Jesus Christ.

The word religion comes from “re ligare,” meaning to rebind into a fascii, hence the word fascism. So Christianity at its roots is essentially an ideology created by the Romans to bind the people of the world into a single, centralized state, or a fascist order.

In Roman Christianity, it states: “Give unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar” and “turn the other cheek.” In other words, hand over your money without question and blindly submit to punishment. If you think that is unfair, don’t worry, you will be rewarded in Heaven. In other words, just put up with it until you die.

If you go to the Church of St. Peter in Rome today, the one built by Constantine for his mother, you will see the walls are still adorned with military weapons, an all-seeing eye, and three keys. The harsh symbolism represents a single absolute ruler controlling all of society, controlling information (then holy texts, now mass media), and controlling all money and military forces. You can also see at this church the original skull and bones, indicating that there has always been an ancient secret society involved to oversee and enforce this fascistic rule.

In the past year, in a Hail Mary assault on the planet, this group has orchestrated a massive Operation Gladio in the West known as the “Covid-19” crisis - intentionally creating so much misery, chaos, and suffering that the sheeple would have no choice but to further submit to centralized, absolute control.

With the situation we are now facing - the general instability in geo-politics – we are witnessing the world at its most unstable time in many hundreds of years, indicating the old systems of global governance are rapidly collapsing with aggressive power grabs attempting to fill the voids. In these uncertain times we must not forget that trapped rats bite back very hard. There will likely be very difficult times ahead during the changing of the guard. Whether or not you are awake to the ultimate reality that will prevail, take faith that all is playing out as it must with the light shining brighter each day, exposing the combative forces of darkness until their demise and eradication are complete. It is inevitable. And so it has been prophesied from the beginning.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Today's Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction

 

All fall Jupiter and Saturn have been very close together in the evening sky. They have also been gradually moving closer and closer. This process will culminate today, on December 21, the Winter Solstice. Astronomers call a close approach of two or occasionally more planets in the sky a conjunction. Jupiter and Saturn will have a very close conjunction tonight, on the evening of the December solstice. The conjunction will be visible just after sunset.

During this conjunction, Jupiter and Saturn will appear about 1/10 of a degree apart. For comparison, the full Moon is about a half a degree in width. Jupiter and Saturn have a conjunction roughly every 20 years, but the conjunctions are seldom this close. The last time a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn was this close and far enough from the Sun to be easily visible was in 1226. The next time they are this close will be in 2080 and then in about 2400. Perhaps by that time there will be people living near Saturn who will be able to see a conjunction of Jupiter and Earth.

Occasionally Jupiter and Saturn appear so close in the sky that Jupiter passes in front of Saturn and blocks a little of Saturn. Astronomers call this an occultation. Such events between planets are rather rare. The last time Jupiter occulted Saturn was about 8,000 years ago.

As an added bonus, on the evenings of December 16 and 17, the thin waxing crescent moon was very close to Jupiter and Saturn.

From a location with a clear southwestern horizon, look low in the west to southwest as soon as it starts getting dark after sunset. The brightest star-like object you see will be Jupiter. The nearest reasonably bright star-like object will be Saturn. The show won't last long, for these planets will set fairly soon after it gets dark.

The two planets will be close enough that they will fit into the same field of view in a telescope or binoculars, but one can still observe these planets with the naked eye. Both should be visible to most people. Some people with less than perfect vision might see them as only one star-like object.

If it is cloudy on the evening of December 21, the planets will still be very close in the sky until they disappear behind the Sun into early January. They will then reappear in the predawn sky around March or so. Lots of opportunities to see it.

Because this conjunction is so close to Christmas, many in the media are calling it the Christmas star. It certainly qualifies as one possibility for the original Christmas star. In 7 BC there was a triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, when three conjunctions occurred in rapid succession. There was also a triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus (much brighter than Saturn) during the years 2 and 3 BC. Either of these triple conjunctions might have been the original star of Bethlehem. It is fascinating to speculate about it, whether it is religiously significant or not!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

We the People

 In the uncertain days that lie ahead, let us not forget:

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." 

~Abraham Lincoln

Narcopaths Among Us

Know anyone who seems to live in their own little world in which their desires and bizarre dysfunctions are normalized? They believe themselves superior to most people because they are predatory, and don’t suffer from annoying hang-ups like empathy and conscience; who generally tend to believe they have pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes the majority of the time; thinking that you are a submissive idiot, and that when they bark an order, you will simply jump to attention because you “believe”. Who comes to mind when you read this?

Probably many people. It's all around us. More than half of all politicians fit this description. Almost every aspect of these people and their behavior indicates they are a club or cult of narcopaths. Their obsessive need to control as well as to corrupt and destroy in order to get what they want is not an extension of mere greed; it is a deep-seated aspect of who they are as negative, destructive beings. It is a defining mechanism at the core of their character. They are real world monsters, like vampires attempting to blend into an unsuspecting population. In their arrogance, then tend to expect they can drain the public dry at will without being resisted or exposed. The problem is, as soon as they start to feed and destroy they draw attention to themselves. Eventually, they will attract the suspicions of the public.

That's where we are in our American (world) crisis right now. The unsuspecting public is awakening to discover the sinister narcopathic self-serving condescension among many, many leaders in government. It's time to tag 'em and bag 'em and be fooled no more.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

All I Want for Christmas is (Not) More Stuff

It's that time of year again when we all fret about buying gifts for friends and family – making sure we show them our generosity and thoughtfulness by having brightly wrapped gifts for everyone under the Christmas tree. It wouldn't be such a panic except that everyone on my list already has everything they need and the wherewithall to buy whatever they want whenever they want it. So I'm left frettng to buy another unwanted or unneeded gift in hopes that it may, against all odds, put a genuine smile on someone's face on Christmas morning.

Perhaps even more dreadful than shopping for gifts this time of year is the thought of receiving yet more stuff that I don't need or want, feigning a smile of appreciation at the thoughtfulness of the giver upon my “surprise” at opening their gift. I don't need more stuff. Does anyone hear me? And you probably don't either.

Oh, but what about the latest coffee flavors this season – crawfish, Spanish moss, or jungle rot? I'll bet they haven't tried those. Some spicy radish coffee would surely surprise her. And the kumquat-kimchee wheat beer that I bought at a discount in bulk at Costco is bound to impress my son. I'll bet he's never tried that before!

I'm on a first name basis with the employees at Goodwill that I see regularly at their back dock. I keep them busy with a steady stream of stuff. Earlier in life I was in an accumulation phase, building my empire with ever more stuff, but since rounding the corner on the back side of life, the object now is to distribute as much of it as I can so that someone else doesn't have to take their time to toss my stuff into a dumpster at the end.

I'm pleased to say that I have made a huge dent in ridding myself of unused stuff that has accumulated in my closet and basement. It is gratifying that everything we own fit into one moving truck the last time we moved. But I'd still like to cut it down to having less stuff and living more simply, at least until next Christmas.

When can we finally admit that Christmas gift-giving no longer serves any purpose other than the purchase of vast quantities of stuff nobody wants or needs? Generations ago, before everyone could buy whatever they wanted on credit, Christmas was the one time when some portion of the savings that had been painfully accumulated by sacrifice would be doled out for small gifts, typically a consumable treat, modest toys for children or a necessity.

Compare that tradition with today's frantic frenzy to find something new that recipients don't need or want and retailers' equally frantic search for new markets: your gerbil doesn't have a plush new bed? Shame on you! Imagine its anguish when everyone else is surrounded by piles of shredded wrapping paper and your poor pet didn't get a single present... where's your Christmas spirit?

The most appreciated gift you can give is a suggestion to end the obligation to exchange gifts. To state the honest truth - we don't want or need anything else, and don't have space for anything else, thank you - is a gift few are willing to risk saying, but everyone heaves a sigh of relief when one brave person asks to be relieved of the burden of buying another mountain of stuff nobody wants or needs.

Freeing ourselves of unwanted/unneeded gift-giving is not just heresy in a debt-funded consumerist economy - it seems tantamount to treason. But why should an honest appraisal qualify as both heresy and treason? The honest truth is hearts don't leap with joy at receiving another unwanted, unneeded thing; hearts sink at the task of moving the gift into some corner of the already-stuffed closet or donating it. What was the point of all this costly frenzy again? To keep a debt-dependent consumer economy from imploding? Is that what Christmas has become?

What's scarce isn't more stuff. What's scarce is time, reflection and the generosity of spirit. We're so busy loading the conveyor belt of unwanted, unneeded stuff in and out of our homes that we have no time to actually spend on what is valuable.

Adapted from the blog of Charles Hugh Smith, December 11, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Prayer

Master of the Universe, grant me the ability to be alone; may it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grass—among all living things—and enter into prayer, talking with the One to whom I belong. May I express there everything in my heart, and may all the foliage of the field awake at my coming, to send the powers of their life into the words of my prayer so that my speech is made whole through the life and spirit of all growing things, which are made as One, by their transcendent Source.

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772-1810)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dreaming of the Earth

In the soft womb of the psyche lay the seeds of all creation. We enter that fertile darkness each night as we dream. Before anything enters into being, it must first enter imagination, and dreaming is the pure font of imagination. In the Australian Aboriginal creation story, everything in the universe comes into existence after first emerging in the dreamtime. If humans are to bring forth a new relationship to the Earth, its seeds will be in dreaming. Our dreams express the leading edge of creation.

by Karen Jaenke, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Chinese Advance Without Masks

While the United States remains paralyzed by Covid-19 fear porn and political infighting this year, China has been announcing mind-boggling scientific breakthroughs one after another. They have created an artificial sun offering virtually free, unlimited energy; they have produced a jet engine that can take us anywhere on the planet in two hours; they have announced a quantum computer that is a hundred trillion times faster than the world’s fastest existing supercomputer; and they are producing genetically-enhanced super soldiers. If we don't want to end up as Chinese slaves, we better get our act together and soon.

Notice that the Chinese are not wrapped up in the pandemic non-sense. They are marching forward with their aim to dominate the world technologically, economically, and militarily while we dawdle with faux politics.

China successfully powered up its "artificial sun" nuclear fusion reactor for the first time in April, marking a great advance in the country's nuclear power research capabilities. The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the device can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source. It uses a powerful magnetic field to fuse hot plasma and can reach temperatures of over 150 million degrees Celsius, according to the People's Daily - approximately ten times hotter than the core of the sun.

"The development of nuclear fusion energy is not only a way to solve China's strategic energy needs, but also has great significance for the future sustainable development of China's energy and national economy," said the People's Daily.

Chinese scientists have been working on developing smaller versions of the nuclear fusion reactor since 2006. They plan to use the device in collaboration with scientists working on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - the world's largest nuclear fusion research project based in France, which is expected to be completed in 2025.

The Chinese now claim they have produced a revolutionary plane engine for Mach 16 flight. An aircraft powered by such the engine could reach anywhere in the world within two hours, they said. The test flight of a prototype in a hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing suggested unprecedented performance in terms of thrust, fuel efficiency and operational stability.

The engine could also serve “reusable trans-atmospheric planes [that will] take off horizontally from an airport runway, accelerate into orbit around the Earth, then re-enter into the atmosphere, and finally land at an airport,” said Chinese engineers. The futuristic engine has a relatively simple design, consisting of three major components without any moving parts: a single-stage air inlet, hydrogen fuel injector and combustion chamber. The chamber’s mouth opens to the upper end of the air inlet.

It is called the “standing oblique detonation ramjet engine”, or sodramjet for short. The Chinese say the engine could offer the biggest hope so far of taking commercial flight to hypersonic speed, or five times the speed of sound. Existing hypersonic flight engines, known as scramjets, are too weak, too fuel-hungry and too unstable. The United States has often accused China of stealing its ideas, allegedly ranging from the lawnmower to the stealth fighter jet. The sodramjet was originally an American idea.

Earlier this month, a research team including renowned Chinese quantum physicist Pan Jianwei announced a significant computing breakthrough, achieving quantum computational advantage. The team established a quantum computer prototype, named "Jiuzhang," published in Science magazine online. This achievement demonstrates that China has reached the first milestone on the path to full-scale quantum computing - a quantum computational advantage, also known as "quantum supremacy," which indicates an overwhelming quantum computational speedup. No traditional computer can perform the same task in a reasonable amount of time, and the speedup is unlikely to be overturned by classical algorithmic or hardware improvements, according to the team.

Finally, U.S. intelligence shows that China has conducted "human testing" on members of the People's Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with "biologically enhanced capabilities," the top U.S. intelligence official said. John Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence, included the explosive claim in a long Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he made the case that China poses the per-eminent national security threat to the U.S. "There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing's pursuit of power," wrote Ratcliffe.

His office and the CIA did not immediately respond to requests to elaborate on the notion that China sought to create "super soldiers" of the sort depicted in Hollywood films like "Captain America," "Bloodshot" and "Universal Soldier."

China's has projected serious ambitions to apply biotechnology to the battlefield, including gene-editing technology to enhance human — and perhaps soldier — performance. Specifically, they may be testing the gene-editing tool CRISPR, short for "clusters of regularly inter-spaced short palindromic repeats." CRISPR has been used to treat genetic diseases and modify plants, but Western scientists consider it unethical to seek to manipulate genes to boost the performance of healthy people.

While the potential leveraging of CRISPR to increase human capabilities on the future battlefield remains only a hypothetical possibility at the present, there are indications that Chinese military researchers are starting to explore its potential. Chinese military scientists and strategists have consistently emphasized that biotechnology could become a 'new strategic commanding heights of the future Revolution in Military Affairs,' quoting a 2015 article in a military newspaper.

So, that's what has been happening on the Eastern front while we nonsensically dally around with the efficacy of wearing masks and locking down American enterprise.

Dark Path to the Light

We live in a time of the emergence of great darkness in our world. The great doctor of the soul, C. G. Jung, who came up with the idea of th...