Thursday, April 30, 2020

Stand and Deliver, Against All Odds

One of the most maligned figures in all of modern history also happens to be one of my greatest heroes when it comes to standing for what he believed, against all adversity, right to the end. The guy pictured above was so passionate about what he believed, so unbending in his principles that it tragically cost him his life at the age of 36.

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer and statesman by trade who is best-known as one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, he campaigned for universal suffrage and the abolition both of celibacy for the clergy and slavery. In the textbook history of the French Revolution that one reads today, however, Robespierre is portrayed as a fanatic and megalomaniac dictator, and is blamed for the Great Terror that sent approximately 17,000 people to the guillotine in the six weeks preceding his own death in the same manner. His legacy, regrettably, is that he embodied all that was evil during the French Revolution.

Robespierre was primarily a man of words, in a time when eloquence was a political act, when speeches could actually change the opinion of politicians, and sometimes even win over a whole assembly. He was a great writer as well as a great orator. Not even his enemies doubted the sincerity of his passionate defense of the poor and downtrodden. His speeches, delivered at the Jacobin Club or at the Convention, were printed and widely distributed, and had a huge following all over France. He was a well-respected advocate of the common man.

In the spring of 1793, he reluctantly joined the Committee of Public Safety, a revolutionary tribunal responsible for sending conspirators against the new Republic to their death, at a time when the Republic was at war against Austria, Prussia, Spain and England. Robespierre’s responsibility in the Great Terror that marked the last two months of the Committee continues to be a hotly debated subject, but it is admitted that he was absent from Committee meetings, probably sick, during its last six weeks of existence.

In his final speech to the Convention, just before being shot, arrested, and decapitated, Robespierre denounced the plot to get rid of him by spilling blood on his behalf. He claimed that his enemies, in order to rally enough politicians against him, had circulated fake lists of suspects allegedly written by himself, and spread the rumor that he was preparing a major purge, when in fact he wanted to end the Terror. Even Napoleon Bonaparte later confirmed this accusation, and believed that “Robespierre was the real scapegoat for the Revolution.” Robespierre’s enemies “covered him, for forty days, with the blood they shed to disgrace him.” 

The point I wish to make here is that his evil portrayal is completely the product of an elaborate and massive propaganda campaign by those who overthrew him. There are many parallels here with the propaganda campaign by the deep state/mass media that we see as fake news against President Trump. It is unfortunate that the caricature of Robespierre as a despicable monster made by his comrades and successors to evade their own opprobrium has proven durable. Let us hope that the opprobrium of the dark players in today's political fray land them all behind bars.

When one measures the man by his writings instead of his misapportioned legacy one essentially finds the French version of America's own Thomas Jefferson. Robespierre was the heir and probably the most articulate advocate of a long tradition of thinkers who equally disliked religious dogmatism and atheism, not only as too narrow for their own minds, but as harmful to society. In his view, both were symmetrical forms of fanaticism. His beliefs would make him an enemy of both the Catholic Church and Atheists.

Jefferson once wrote to John Adams: “Indeed I think that every Christian sect gives a great handle to Atheism by their general dogma that, without a revelation, there would not be sufficient proof of the being of a god.” Modern atheism is, to a great extent, a reaction to the disgusting character presented as “God” in the Old Testament... or as Darwinian high-priest Richard Dawkins so aptly phrased, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

Only six weeks before his execution, Robespierre attacked the Church fathers with: “I know of nothing so close to atheism as the religion that [the priests] have made: by disfiguring the Supreme Being, they have destroyed him as much as it was in them; […] the priests created a god in their image; they made him jealous, temperamental, greedy, cruel, relentless.”

Today’s French traditionalist Catholics insist that Robespierre’s idea of a Supreme Being had nothing to do with the God of the Catholic Church, pretending that it has Freemasonic overtones. They even confuse it with the deification of Reason, a cult that Robespierre fought against. There is no evidence that Robespierre was ever a Freemason. He borrowed the expression Supreme Being from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whom he admired greatly, who never was a Freemason either. The phrase had been used since the Renaissance and was of common usage.There is no reason to consider that, in Robespierre’s speeches, Supreme Being meant anything other than God. His suggestion to engrave in the Constitution that the French people have “faith in the Supreme Being” was seen as an outrage by the Church fathers.

Robespierre castigated the irreligion that prevailed in the aristocracy and the high clergy with his oration. A gap had widened between the clerical hierarchy and the country priests. Among the latter, many were responsible for drafting the peasants’ grievance books. The high clergy claimed that the Revolution was “started by the bad priests.” For Robespierre, they were the “good priests” whom the people of the countryside followed and needed.

Robespierre was inflexible against the priests who submitted to the pope by refusing to take an oath on the Civil Constitution. But he also opposed, until his last breath, any plan to abolish the funds allocated to Catholic worship under the same Civil Constitution. He also opposed, but in vain, the new Republican calendar, with its ten-day week aimed at “suppressing Sunday.”

Robespierre’s worst enemies weren't the Church high priests, but the militant atheists, who unleashed the movement for dechristianization in 1793, and started closing the churches in Paris or transforming them into “Temples of Reason”, with the slogan “death is an eternal sleep” posted on the gates of cemeteries. Robespierre condemned “those men who have no other merit than that of adorning themselves with an anti-religious zeal,” and who “throw trouble and discord among us”.

Robespierre castigated the grotesque cults of Reason instituted in churches by atheist fanatics: “By what right do they come to disturb the freedom of worship, in the name of freedom, and attack fanaticism with a new fanaticism? By what right do they degenerate the solemn tributes paid to pure truth, in eternal and ridiculous pranks? Why should they be allowed to play with the dignity of the people in this way, and to tie the bells of madness to the very scepter of philosophy?”

There are men who, on the pretext of destroying superstition, want to make a kind of religion of atheism itself. Any philosopher, any individual can adopt whatever religious opinion he likes. Anyone who wants to make it a crime is a fool; but the public figure, but the legislator would be a hundred times more foolish who would adopt such a system. The National Convention abhors it. The Convention is not a book writer, an author of metaphysical systems, it is a political and popular body, responsible for ensuring respect, not only for the rights, but for the character of the French people. 
Furthermore, in a defensive yet disarming remark, Robespierre said that, “It may be said that I am a narrow mind, a man of prejudice; what do I know, a fanatic. I have already said that I speak neither as an individual nor as a systematic philosopher, but as a representative of the people. Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a Great Being who watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime, is popular. This feeling is engraved in all sensitive and pure hearts; it always animates the most magnanimous defenders of freedom. I repeat: we have no other fanaticism to fear than that of immoral men, bribed by foreign courts to awaken fanaticism, and to give our revolution the veneer of immorality, which is the character of our cowardly and fierce enemies.”

Robespierre’s religious policy weighed heavily on the motivations of those who plotted against him and saw to his execution. They even accused him of aspiring to the office of the Pontiff itself. On the day before his death, July 28, 1794, at age 36, Robespierre made one final principled appeal to the people of France that he stood by so passionately to the end: “O Frenchmen! O my countrymen! Let not your enemies, with their desolating doctrines, degrade your souls, and enervate your virtues! No, Chaumette, no! Death is not ‘an eternal sleep!’ Citizens! Erase from the tomb that motto, engraved by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funeral crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: ‘Death is the commencement of immortality!’”

Robespierre's immortality is surely enshrined. Where do we find men of such resolve today? I look no further than the patriots leading America's Second Revolution in these critical days. Robespierre would have fit in well with this group.
Adapted from the writings of Laurent Guyénot, Ph.D, in UNZ Review, April 5, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Standing Up to Bullies

The world isn't fair. Never has been, may never be. Toughen up and get used to it. Roll up your sleeves and swing back. I've always had a considerable amount of empathy for those who are bullied, those who are falsely maligned, and anybody that people look down on. Maybe it's because as a sensitive four-eyed little kid I caught a lot of flack in school, not just from the bigger, tougher boys, but from overbearing, punitive teachers. My early years have far too many memories of being jacked up against the lockers for my lunch money, then sat in the corner or spanked because I may have been a bit mischievous in class. Funny thing is that I don't recall ever doing or even thinking of doing anything bad or mean.

Probably because I was bullied so much, until I fought back, I have always stood up for the little guy. Entering the teaching profession after college I had ambitions of changing the world. The same nasty teachers I had when I was a kid growing up suddenly became my colleagues; only the names and faces changed. Faculty rooms were abuzz with the latest innuendo about those kids labeled as bad. Once a kid had a reputation in the faculty room, he or she would pay a severe price until they either quit or somehow survived to graduate. Not only that, but all of that kid's siblings that followed had a mark against them by the time they reached the same level.

I never bought into labels. There were no bad kids in my mind, so I took those labeled as such under my wing. Bad kids (those I referred to as creatively deviant) thrived in my classes not only because they found no judgment and refuge there, but because they received extra support and special encouragement. After helping dozens of bad kids find confidence and direction, I concluded that bad kids, of all students, are generally the ones with the best crap detectors. Setting aside all of the goody-good kids, it was the ones with the best crap detectors that had the most potential to make a difference in life after they escaped academia. They knew that what teachers was shoveling was largely a bunch of crap; what set the bad kids apart from the rest is that they weren't afraid to say so.

I consider that I have a fairly well developed and experienced crap detector myself. The world is still not fair. There are a lot more bullies out there now and so much more crap to wade through. It is no longer just little people that get pushed around, and the extraneous nonsense is a lot deeper than it used to be. I like to think I shovel more crap than I create these days, but who's to say!!

If Donald Trump was a little kid, he would be my hero for standing up to adversity, and I would be his champion. Never in my life have I seen anyone so bullied and so maligned. A lesser man could not have stood up to the threats and abuse he has endured since the moment he agreed to represent the people in elective office. It has been a never-ending series of forays of aggression and hatred with the unbending intent of removing him from the office he was elected to serve - by whatever means necessary. The distracting fabrications of wrong-doing that follow one upon another are becoming tedious and tiresome. The entrenched establishment is not going to let it go. He was elected by all the little people that are tired of being pushed around to bring about the end of the overreach and abuse of power of those few who make the rules that govern the rest of us, otherwise viewed as bullies by a majority of the electorate.

So, I stand in defense of this president. My crap detector is ringing loud and clear - and rarely is quiet these days. Mr. Trump, despite his sometimes odious nature, can be a masterful counter-punching bully himself, but remains a breath of fresh air in a town known for its big-time stink. When a majority of the opposition party, the media at large, and Hollywood personalities go on attack against the bad orange man, my natural instincts scream to stand with my back against his, counter-punching his adversaries along side him, shoveling hard to dig us out of the pile of crap they have buried our country under.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Message from an Angel

Focus on gratitude, feelings of joy, and happiness as you send out blessings and thanks to All That Is, knowing that as you think it, you become it. The Universe responds in kind by giving you more. You are powerful beyond current understanding... know that sustained levels of happiness, joy, and bliss automatically dissolve anything of a lower vibration – this keeps you always aligned to Source. You will experience miracles, synchronicities, and serendipidy in ways that make you feel amazed!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Creative Abandonment

Evolution begins with inner silence. When we take the time to sit in stillness and connect with the earth we begin to connect to the intricate energetic web of the universe of which we are all a part, of which we emerged!

In order to evolve spiritually we must recognize ourselves as creators within creation itself. We have to begin to focus on the strengthening of our energetic frequencies in alignment with those of the Earth and the Universe because as we come into balance with those congruently, our evolution begins.

It seems that our ability to cosmically evolve lies in our potential to merge as light beings or pure energy and into a collective consciousness that exists beyond Earth as eternal consciousness, whether we choose to manifest ourselves into human form again, or not. Suffice it to say that the only thing that we should truly be concerned with, while in human form or as pure consciousness, is loving creativity and selfless acts of creation.

As we evolve we open ourselves to the flow of the universe and we come to fully trust and surrender in the process of life while knowing that we have everything we need. With our focus on shifting our consciousness we are able to acknowledge and attain a transcendent level that allows us to access new realms of our spiritual deepening and growth. It is within these transcendent realms that we begin to witness and observe the acts of creation as they unfold and we recognize ourselves as creator and co-creator. We are moving into the process of self-conscious evolution and are beginning to realize that there are no limitations as to what we can manifest and create for ourselves in this beautiful journey of life on Earth.

The Earth doesn’t think about anything; she exists and she creates. An amazing teacher for us, here to remind us who we are as creators and co-creators who let our consciousness interact and dance with the fields of energy within the center of consciousness within us and the Creator Source that exists all around us. All we have to do is surrender and trust with the totality of our hearts and our souls; to let our passions take over and lead us in the magnificent dance with all of creation.

And so we dance, in carefree and wild abandon with the stars as our partners, our heartbeats as one with the entire universe, our every breath the breath of this precious life. Exuberant and alive we come to know why the wolf howls and why the horse gallops and why the whale breaches. We recognize why the wind sometimes dances lightly and why at other times it rushes with great force, and why the thunder and lightning explode with such mighty force. It is the grandest celebration of creation.
Written by Lorraine Voss at

Sunday, April 26, 2020

On Grief and Attachment

Grief is selfish. It is indulged in for self-gratification, not for love. Cosmic man knows the beauty and unreality of death. Sympathy for the afflicted makes a reality of the affliction by its recognition as an infliction, while sorrow for the loss of anything, or for the 'unfortunate' condition of anybody, is forgetful of the beauty and abundance of all-giving God and Nature. The Mind of God knows but one unchanging emotion - ECSTASY - the ecstasy of Love - the ecstasy which has its beginnings in an inner joyousness of one who is far on the road to the discovery of his immortal Self.
walter russell

We had a death in the family this week. The older I get, the more people seem to pass out of my life. “A lot of good people have done gone on.” If I have gained any wisdom along the way it has been that I have learned not to grieve or mourn the loss of those I have loved. All Things Must Pass, but nothing ever ends. We all just pass into another form and move along. Loved ones are still there, and we can always touch them with our hearts. With the accumulation of years I have become less and less attached to the people and things that surround me. “Ain't none of us gettin' outta here alive, and you can't take it with you.” So what's the big deal about attachment to anything. I'm just passing through.

So the sun shines on this funeral
just the same as on a birth,
the way it shines on everything
that happens here on Earth.

It's enough to be on your way,
it's enough just to cover ground,
it's enough to be moving on.
Home, build it behind your eyes,
carry it in your heart,
safe among your own.
james taylor

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Force of Humanity Awakens

The Star Wars series is a good metaphor for life. While its theme of the ongoing conflict between the forces of darkness and the forces of light is one we readily recognize in our own world, it is something we would find everywhere in all worlds in the universe should our experience extend that far. Light cannot exist without darkness, nor good without its challenging counterpart in a universe of duality.

We face an enormous struggle on the planet at this moment, unlike at any other time in our memory. Most people do not acknowledge or understand the real battle, however. The viral contagion that is receiving so much attention is merely a passing catalyst that has sparked the ultimate battle between two mighty opposing forces vying for control of our planet. The forces of light among us are standing up to do battle with the forces of darkness that have maintained control and advantage for as long as our memory extends. For the time being, the sword of light is cutting through the chains of our perennial bondage, but the “invisible enemy” is strong, heartless, and clever, so the outcome is anything but predetermined. Nonetheless, there is much reason for hope.

The predatory enemy of the forces of light has largely operated in the darkness, out of sight of most of humanity for much of history. Only a small percentage of the people on the planet have ever been aware of the extent of its presence and degree of its control. That is why it seems so conspiratorial to even suggest that there may be such a conflict occurring on such an unprecedented scale while the mass of humanity remains focused on its usual distractions of day-to-day living.

The “invisible enemy” that goes by many names has been forcefully claiming greater amounts of energy and control within our lifetimes, attempting to overpower humanity with its power grab. The forces of light have finally mustered enough strength to stand up in the first serious challenge in modern history to the dark side's control and malevolent ambition to expand and consume the entire planet

Dark forces have infiltrated and corrupted the justice system of our democracy, which was originally formed with the intention of protecting the rights of the people. Instead of democracy we have moved to a state of corporatocracy where we live under a burgeoning umbrella of unaccountable power, greed, and regulation. By the same token, the dark forces have also been working diligently to infiltrate, pervert, and corrupt our spirituality with the same agenda of control and replacement. At a very dark level unseen to most, these forces are harvesting energy from all of the souls of the earth in order to preserve and advance their own existence. All of humanity are its prisoners, essentially, and serve as the energetic food upon which the dark side sustains itself, literally. Their goal is to destroy the spiritual nature and divine awareness that all people are born with.  It is a disagreeable block that has been with humanity through the ages, yet most of the world turns a blind eye to its misdeeds or cowers in denial.  It is grievously tragic that these dark elements have been realizing such devastating success for millennia.

Those who have been paying attention, however - those who have been reading alternative media, watching what is going on behind the scenes - will not be surprised when evidence surfaces that the predatory members of this dark cabal and their chosen few are some of the richest, most powerful, most politically-connected, most influential beings on the planet, and that they engage in the darkest of evil activities - things like ritual sacrifice and sexual perversion, very often preying upon the youngest and the most vulnerable and innocent among us. Groups of children, toddlers, and babies by the tens of thousands are being used in the most perverse ways, causing them horrendous emotional distress before these young ones, these innocent ones, are ritually sacrificed to harvest and consume their blood for a particular charged extract known as adenochrome that is believed to be a youth elixir.
Those who live this kind of a dark life are dark within. Their connection to the divine is severed, so their bodies struggle and wither. The drinking of adenochrome is believed by practitioners to counter this effect, apparently having a vivifying effect, making them feel and look younger, and perhaps even extend their longevity. They show less wrinkles, have more energy, and the adrenochrome is said to give them a kind of drug-like high. 

This has been going on for a very, very long time. As this dark cabal has been expanding its grasp upon the planet, the puppet masters have needed more and more followers, more and more members to support their effort, so more and more darkness has been surfacing and coming into view.

As the shadow across the world grows, the force of humanity has been awakening, however. Shared information on the internet has allowed humanity to gain access to information that challenges the dark agenda protected by the mainstream media. Since the September 11 event, people are increasingly noticing how we are losing our privacy and freedoms under the weight of a growing global surveillance. More and more of us are rejecting control by the dark side and being told what to say, what not to say, and how to measure our responses to situations and people. 
We have been increasingly losing our ability to be free to manage and select our own life choices, even before the current crisis. We must now wear masks to go out into public. We have to stand in long lines and give everyone a wide berth in our movements. We may be fined or jailed if we violate arbitrary new rules by opening non-essential businesses or by moving in ways that are deemed non-essential. Our Constitutional rights are being usurped.  The world has become Orwellian overnight. Acquiescence to authority is quickly supplanting our freedoms. For what? For a contagion that is not much worse than the flu; for something that could well have been managed and contained without a shutdown and quarantine? We have had enough already.  It is becoming increasingly clear that what we are experiencing is nothing less than an outright agressive coup on the part of dark players lustfully reaching for more control.

The character Don Juan Matus in Carlos Castaneda's series of stories about his dealing with the Yaqui sorcerer hits the nail on the head in explaining what humankind has always faced from time immemorial: “I want to appeal to your analytical mind. Think for a moment, and tell me how you would explain the contradiction between the intelligence of man the engineer and the stupidity of his systems of beliefs, or the stupidity of his contradictory behavior. ... the predators have given us our systems of beliefs, our ideas of good and evil, our social mores. They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed, and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary, and egomaniacal. They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators’ mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now.”

Much of the human race has turned into a bunch of horrifying zombies on an egotistical path of destructive consumption. Senseless murders, violence, and even genocide have been humanity's legacy on this planet. The suffering that is placed upon all of creation by this dark predatory enemy is unfathomable and must cease. Refugees attempting to flee the violence have nowhere to run. There will come a time when we all need to or want to flee and there isn’t going to be anywhere safe to flee. Humanity is under constant attack; we are at a critical time in human history when we must collectively awaken!

The dark predator in our world has always existed, but since population levels on planet Earth have grown to be so great, the impact is far more noticeable than we've ever experienced. The paradigm we live under is a fear-based, hate-filled, angry, greedy, consumer-driven, egocentric, self-absorbed, and power-hungry state of being. Its main goal is to undermine our decision making authority and fill us with a sense of dread, worthlessness, and hopelessness. Instead of recognizing it for what it is and rising above it, humanity has perpetuated its existence in denial and as unwitting accomplices, now watches in either horror or ignorance as it continues to grow in its power and control.

So what do we do? Pay attention. Begin to question what you see and hear.  Is it propaganda or truth?  Is it entertainment or indoctrination and nihilistic distraction? Align with the power of the Universe. Don’t allow the dark forces to instill their energies of confusion and hopelessness into you; if you do, they will feed off of you and drain you. Remain aligned with good purpose. Enter into silence from time to time in order to reestablish your connection to Source and remember who you are. Our connection to the natural world and pure Source energy is vital.

We must begin by changing our attitudes and self-perception to stand against those who dare to publicly display the face of darkness with their demand for increased power and control – pay attention and question all politicians, religious leaders, actors, educators, and journalists. Practice random kindness and senseless acts of generosity. Begin to remember that we are all an expression of the same One Source, the singular energy that exists everywhere that is responsible for our being here. We need to attempt to collectively and energetically overpower the dark predator with our collective hope - to exist in a state of hopefulness that a mass awakening is emerging to bring us back into a state of balance.

Friday, April 24, 2020

the Secret of Life

The secret of life is to find joy in every moment, to be completely engaged in what you are doing in the here and now. If you are living in the past or longing for a better future, if you are afraid of living because you are afraid of dying, then how can you enjoy the gift of each moment?

Life is a game of sorts. If we are truly involved, we forget we are playing the game. It becomes all-absorbing. Watch how children lose themselves in a game. Life should always be one big adventure to explore, as it is for little children playing a game. The outcome is unknown. There is no end in sight. Winning and losing don't even come to mind.

A game would lose all of its appeal if we could say at the start who was going to win and how long it would take. It is better that we don't know the future. If you know the outcome, why bother? Knowing the future would take all the mystery out of the game.

If the game becomes too serious and only about winning and losing, then perhaps it is time to play a new game. So what is the point of playing if there are no stakes? What is the point of living if life is but a game? If nothing is real, if it is all just illusion, what is the point of continuing? Should one just cash in our chips and move to the next table? Will the next game be any different?

It is important to recognize that life is all just a game and that all that matters is how we play the game, not whether we win or lose. The most important questions are: Are you fully engaged? Are you playing the game with gusto?

If you can consciously recognize the importance of finding joy in every moment of the game, no matter what, you are well on your way to enlightenment – to be able to know that it is just a game, yet enjoy doing it.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Choose Wisely

We are all multidimensional beings. Being human at this moment is just one aspect of a greater totality of our being. As that human aspect, the vibrational frequency that we choose in the physical world determines how our lives will go. The events that we perceive in the world depend upon what belief systems we are tuned into. What is going on in the world is not perceived the same way by everyone. Like using the dial of a radio, some of us are tuned to different stations; our programming may be entirely different, so we experience the world differently. You and I may not live in the same world.

Despite our conditioning to believe that life operates according to a linear time sequence with causes and effects, our quantum understanding dictates that all things are actually occurring simultaneously, co-existing in a large pool of potentiality with an infinite number of timelines. That is a lot to imagine! Every possible idea that you could have and every decision that you could make already exists. There is already a 'probable you' thinking it and moving in that direction.

Every thought or idea that you have ever had was spun off into its own reality and continues on in a parallel timeline. Have you ever wondered what life would have been like had you married so-and-so? That reality is playing itself out in a separate real timeline, apart from the real timeline you now follow. You have created an infinite number of timelines throughout your life. All of these timelines are moving together as one. It's all happening in the eternal now. Considering the totality of consciousness, in all its aspects, each of us experiences many potentials simultaneously. The total experience is the sum of all timelines.

If you recognize that all the ideas about yourself are occurring simultaneously, then, as a human being, you can choose the timeline you prefer over other timelines that exist simultaneously. There is an infinite number of patterns to choose from since they overlap and exist in the same moment. It is your vibrational resonance that determines what timeline and what dimension you will experience.

By adjusting your thinking to the idea of a simultaneous reality, you can begin to match the vibrational frequency of whichever reality you choose to experience at any given moment. The experience of life that is magnetized toward you is based entirely upon the vibrational frequency of the perceptions that you radiate.

We shift into different realities all the time. Every moment is a new reality. Are we awake to this moment? Are we awake to the ever-present potential to shift the way we perceive and experience the world? All we need to do is change our thought patterns. We can think this way, or we can think that way. Choose Wisely!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Journey is the Destination

The holy books say we are created in the likeness of a perfect Creator. Quantum physicists say that there is no space or time, only the infinite here and eternal now. Therefore, as conscious beings, we must be eternal and have no boundaries. If we can be liberated from the boundary of time, then there should be no worry and no stress in life. Loosening our attachment to anything that will pass should better allow us to focus on the immediate moment. There is nothing to fear when there is nothing to lose.

I am a vast, infinite being with no limits except for those I impose upon myself. Everything that is occurring in my world happens within my consciousness, outside of time and space in the eternal creative moment. Now is all there is, all there ever has been, and all there ever will be. If everything is within my own consciousness, then I am the creator of everything I perceive. If there is something I am not satisfied with, it is entirely within my creative ability to immediately remake my reality to reflect all that I wish to experience. All I need to do is redirect my perception of the world and my thinking to construct the life I desire.

Through the power of our intention and attention, we can direct our thoughts to re-script the reality that is bound by the construct of time into the infinite multi-dimensional landscape where it truly resides. Let us all focus on what in-spires us most. By choosing our highest preference at every moment, we come into greater alignment with our Higher Self and approach a life of bliss. We create our own reality. Why not create a masterpiece?

Physical reality is all an illusion, a holographic projection of consciousness. It is a reflection of our consciousness. All is reflection. Everything in life is
mirroring back to us our beliefs and our thought vibration; reality reflects our state of mind. When we begin to look at everything as an experience unto itself, we can begin to break away from the continuity of life and the linearity of a reality that links things together, living in a new paradigm of timelessness.

It is important to slow down. Breathe in and really BE in the experience of the moment. Stop hurrying through something so that you get to something else sooner. Absorb the reflection of the experience at hand, without forcing it or hurrying. The journey is the destination. It is not about the goal, but our engagement along the way. Forget about life taking you somewhere. Stay present, stay in the moment, keep expanding, and enjoy the ride!

"The art of living…
is neither careless drifting on the one hand
nor fearful clinging to the past on the other.
It consists in being sensitive to each moment,
in regarding it as utterly new and unique,
in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”
 Alan W. Watts 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

What if Death was Optional?

What would you do differently if you suddenly learned that you could live to two hundred years of age and beyond? Innovative scientists may be on the threshold of extending human life and the quality of that life so that we may have more time to continue investigating and learning and enjoying the great mysteries of this life on earth. Even if you are in your 50's or 60's or 70's or 80's, if you live just a little longer, what will you do if given the opportunity to extend your life, with renewed vigor, by at least another one hundred years? Consider it, because you may yet be given the option to extend your living experience sooner than you think.

Medical science and our knowledge of who and what we are as a sentient species is once again being challenged at its very core. According to Dr. Marco Ruggiero, MD, PhD., and his research partner Dr. Stefania Pacini, we are less than one percent human, if you figure that more than 99% of the DNA contained within us belongs not to us, but to the microbes which we effectively host.

Dr. Ruggiero has innovated a microbial formula which can not only arrest human bio-deterioration and degeneration, but will systemically reverse the effects of human aging and extend human life to spans which we have heretofore never imagined possible. The innovation consists of a natural, specially formulated microbial complex, taken twice daily as a capsule, enema or sub-lingual spray, whereupon an interaction occurs within the microbiome to significantly augment gut-manufacture of the Klotho long-chain protein, the recently discovered ‘gene of immortality’. Coupled with a unique and proprietary method of delivery and thereby assimilation of the Klotho enzyme throughout the entire cellular system, the human bio-form is now poised to reverse and eradicate cancer, neuro-degenerative disease, and the effects of aging itself. The formula will reverse those entropic effects, rebuilding and rebooting every aspect of our physiology - all in a single protocol.

Are we at the onset of a re-genesis of humankind from mortality to immortality? The leading minds on the forefront of discovery are assuredly in agreement with this conversation and the latest medical and scientific journals are becoming increasingly testament to. Notions engrained in the Atlantean and Lumurian mythos emerge once again, as well as countless Biblical passages referencing men of old living to almost a thousand years, invite us ito remember that we are still a young and naive species every bit as much as we prefer to imagine ourselves as brilliant and capable.

Despite a mounting fervor of interest in the subject of life-extension, the capacity to naturally engineer human life into its immanent perfection will likely be met with much derision and confoundedness in the coming days. In a world so entrained with fear and decadence, how is a status quo propped up by the continuance of war, disease and poverty, likely to respond to a medical scientific breakthrough which promises the resurrection of humankind from death, disease and entropy?

Certainly, as scientists and the brightest medical minds scrutinize the revelations of Dr. Ruggiero and begin to think about the ramifications of what he has pioneered, we will see a rekindling of hope and wonderment in longevity. Dr. Ruggiero's Immortalis Klotho Protocol, as it is now coined, will be dispensed for the next two to three years within a measured and strictly limited client-base trial in various nations. Scientists will be studying its effects upon divergent genomes, among people enjoying different lifestyles and dietary configurations, set within differing environmental conditions. Based on the findings, which so far have exceeded expectations, Ruggiero's Protocol may become available before the middle of the decade – time enough for each of us to give thought to how we would answer the opening questions.
Adapted from the Epilogue by Sacha Stone in the book Your Third Brain

Monday, April 20, 2020

'Nuff Said

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

In these troubled times, it is often overwhelming to discern the truth, especially with so much purposeful disinformation, propaganda, and fake news targeting our thinking. Most all of us have a choice in what we choose to believe and think. Which pill will you take? Will you swallow the generously offered tasty blue pill that guarantees your continued blissful ignorance of the illusion... or will you take the red one and embrace the sometimes painful truth of reality? The world we live in has many parallels to the Matrix movie series. Some of us are waking up and asking what is really going on, and some of us continue to be asleep at the wheel and do only what we are told to do. When one is asleep it is very easy to be manipulated by the news and blogs with lost sheep thinking. When one awakens to higher levels of awareness it becomes easier to discern what is true. 
The few who seek to control the many have always sought ways to keep the masses in order, unquestioning, asleep and unaware. It has been fairly easy to misinform and distract the public at large with television up until recently, using the clever propa-tainment media model to direct thinking Control is no longer so easy with the internet, however. People today have far more access to a broad array of information than ever before, and the truth.

More people are asking questions. They are becoming informed by sources outside formal media. They talk to one another. Hiding the plan for control by the elite few has become far more difficult to manage. Disinformation articles and blogs on the internet have been used to continue brainwashing, but with less and less success. An awakening spiritual community is accessing inner knowing and sharing what is being felt and lived by experience with more and more people waking up and asking questions.

Once the controlling few began to lose their power and authority, they attempted to confuse truth seekers with false stories and misleading partial truths. This is the current psi-op used to salvage what control remains. Many dark programs to pacify the awakening masses had to be created. One of the first was a prosperity program that would give people money - money to change their lives, to empower people to be free to pursue the American Dream, and to fund passion projects or for important humanitarian projects. Such programs were a deceitful distracting manipulation that targeted the “New Age” community in the 80’s and 90’s. The uprising of hippies in the 60's and 70's was stalled and redirected, distracting people from taking right action for change and waking up their inner powers to understand that every person creates reality with their own minds.

A dark side of the Government evolved with its alphabet agencies, such as the CIA. The government elite understood the power of the mind. Inheriting advances in mind control from Nazi Germany, the CIA's MK Ultra program expanded and flourished, enabling the government to better control the public and generate false flags. The Russians had their own version of psychic warfare and were especially skilled at remote viewing. Public awareness of the use of powers of the mind was rising and the Cabal needed to suppress it at all costs to keep their timelines for total and complete domination of the world, implementing their ONE WORLD ORDER agenda.

These types of programs worked so well that the Cabal created another one called the RV (Currency Revaluations) and the GCR (Global Currency Reset), which were supported by the World Bank and the IMF (International Monetary Fund). These programs were massive Ponzi schemes to maintain the debt-slavery paradigm and dis-empower our awakening to the fact that it is we the people who create our own reality.
There is an Alliance that is working behind the scenes, going all the way back to the 1950's with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy, to bring about a new system that will span all areas of life - the internet, banking, cell phones, WI-fi, blockchain, new Facebook for good, new search engines for good, education, agriculture, energy, government, and healing. The Alliance consists of well-intentioned high level military, corporate, and government personnel that are service-to-others oriented. Many of those at the top are from outside the earth – both extraterrestrial and angelic. Donald Trump was chosen by the Alliance to lead a worldwide effort with Putin, Xi, and Modi, working in cooperation with the broader Alliance to wrest control back from the elite powers that have been in charge of earth;s affairs for millennia. A Quantum Financial System has been created by the Alliance that will encompass all commerce and human interaction on earth, and beyond earth. As the Cabal is brought down and removed from their control, the QFS will be gradually implemented to replace the current debt-slavery paradigm with one of freedom and prosperity for every citizen of the earth.

Despite huge Alliance progress, the Cabal has leaked information to craft stories that allow them to continue to manipulate the minds of many of the people. They know if they can make a person believe something, then it becomes real. Fear has been a very damaging weapon they have used against us. The Cabal has had a plan to do a cashless society that required a chipped frequency with DNA-activated devices and virtual wallets on cell phones for some time. But this was not their original idea; they have always made a habit of stealing the ingenuity of those they control and twist the ideas of others into something that prioritizes their interests over our own.

They have been selling us a story of future technology that will change our lives for the better, all the while holding back advanced tech out of view so as to maintain control and optimize their benefit for as long as possible. Progress is the natural path of human evolution, especially given our remarkable creativity imagine what we can accomplish if not held back. The awakened masses are learning they do not need to be controlled to advance; we don't need someone else in self-proclaimed authority to choose what will happen to us. We can decide for ourselves, for we create our own reality. What would we create if all of a sudden we are in charge of our own destiny, instead of the Cabal? Would we take the good of all future tech and craft it into a master global solution for human benefit and positive change?

The broad strokes of the future are already known by the Alliance and the Cabal. Technology enabling us to see future timelines has been around since antiquity – something called the Looking Glass. The Cabal knows the Light side will win and that all their control and power is going to be decentralized back into the hands of the people – soon. The COVID 19 false flag “plandemic” and the fear raised around it in an attempt to kill many and collapse the world economy is one of their final stands to slow their inevitable demise. It has been a double edge sword, however. The Earth Alliance and Space Alliance are using the Cabal's false flag to initiate the final take down of the Cabal, the round up of indictments and the take over of underground bases, as well as the freeing of child slaves, and bringing to an end sex trafficking and other satanic practices and deranged sexual predilections.

If you are still complacently swallowing the blue pill, it is time to awaken to the real truth and the ensuing movement on behalf of the people to manifest the reality we know in our hearts to be true. It is time to embrace the truth. Each of us is offered two doors. We each have a choice. Which will you walk through? Will you fight to preserve a dying debt-slave paradigm or choose prosperity and freedom?

Turn On Your Light Codes

There are many reasons why things are occurring on the earth as they are right now; some are not apparent to most people - multidimensional reasons. For many of us across the globe it is time to get to work and remember why we were born into this time, what we are really doing here in human form. I am not in this form as a living, breathing human being just to have a wonderful or challenging human experience. Never have I been. For a long time I have known I am in this human form, along with millions like me, in order to help shift consciousness for all of humanity on the earth plane. Massive purges have begun, with many to follow. Some of us will be ready to navigate the changes upon us and show the way for the rest of humanity that isn't quite ready yet to follow.

One of the things this quarantine that is upon us is allowing some of us to do is to pause, and to upgrade light codes and activate them. If this resonates with you – the reader - then take the time right now to connect. If not, then don't worry about it. Let it be. Stop reading here if you like. Maybe your suspicions of my being full of crap are true. But if it does turn a light on somewhere within, and you seem to remember, then this is the time you may have been waiting for. Those of us who are lightworkers have done a huge amount of work and now we need upgrades to prepare for the next round of massive purgings that are happening.

When each of us came here to this planet as beings of light we were given light codes, held within our DNA, which naturally turn on as we hold more light. Their purpose is to enable us to better navigate multidimensionality and explore more of our greater light being consciousness that has dropped into this body. Eventually, in another now moment, we will completely integrate and fully embody the being of light from which we originated in another now moment that is with us now in this physicality.

Each of us has a larger family of light which is an integral part of us, surrounding us right now trying to get our attention to let us know it is time. It is time for a massive upgrade and integration into that higher light being that we are. It is not complicated or difficult. It is only a matter of readiness – readiness to surrender to what we each will become. The human aspect of us, the ego, likes to control, but we must now be willing to give in and let go of that.

Wherever we are in our evolution of consciousness as sovereign beings on our human journey, the time is ripe for a quantum upgrade of light codes, with the aid and support of the network of beings from our light family. It is time to co-create and turn on this next level of light codes to shift into more of who we are that dropped into this human form. When it happens, we are going to know it.

The aspect of you who is reading this right now is the human aspect of ego and personality, and the mind. Behind that human aspect is the light being and consciousness that is in the background watching it all. This next level of upgrade is allowing this aspect of ourselves that is behind us to merge further into our human aspect in this here and now. As you are walking around, if you are in tune with your higher being, you will be able to feel that higher version of yourself navigating. The ego is going to become more quiet as this light being consciousness steps in more to help you navigate. In the process each of us will begin to listen more and more to the beings surrounding us – our team – to assist us. Before we dropped into human form we agreed along with our team to work together to help lift us higher at this point in our now.

Everything that is occurring in the world right now is for the purpose of slowing us down, getting us more focused, and upgrading us. The frequencies that our bodies are now holding will determine how much of a jump we will make at this time, and how much of our light codes are actually activated. But we have to be able to surrender to the unseen results of these upgrades. We have to be willing to accept everything that is going to be shifting in our lives. We have to allow ourselves to be exhausted. We have to allow ourselves to eat differently. We have to allow ourselves to perhaps not have conversations with people the way we used to.

We can continue doing everything we have been doing – we just have to take it up a notch. We can either say, “yes, I'm ready, let's go - I'm ready to become whatever it is that I need to become”; or we can hedge and say “let me think about this a little bit”. You have to be honest about it.

There is nothing special about this. You don't have to be vibrating at some super high frequency. You don't have to be eating vegan food. This is the now moment for many of us, however. You no longer have to wonder how to step into your higher frequencies. This is it – it's just a matter of surrender. The time is now. Just trust the way you feel.

Take all the time you need, lay down and call in your family of light. Call in your guides. Call in your angels. It doesn't matter what you call them. You don't even need to know who they are. Tell them you are ready to receive the next dose of activation. You are ready for your upgrades. You are ready to become the next highest level of yourself. Then ask that they turn on the next level of light codes. You are not in charge of deciding which light codes are turned on. Those around you in the angelic ream take care of everything. Just say “I'm ready. Let's go.” Then lay back and let them do all the work.

Your body may twitch. You may conk out and fall asleep. You may see things floating like a movie through your visual field. Maybe you will think of things long ago or have a conversation in your head. Or you may just feel a huge amount of light and feel numb and tingly. There is no set way for this to be experienced. Withhold all expectation and just be quiet and receptive.

It is so important as we move more and more into the being of light that we are that we let go of attachments, that we let go of trying to figure anything out. Forget about wondering: “Did I do it right? Did it work or did it not work?” Let all of that go. This is simple. Our ego makes it complicated. It is we who make it difficult.

The more you are able to align with the higher aspect of yourself, the more you will remember and the easier this will become. The more you hold that higher frequency, the more you vibrate in resonance with your family of light that surrounds and supports you at every moment. There is no doubt anymore. Remain firm and solid, aligned, and sovereign. You are no longer swayed by the minutia of day-to-day happenings or the fear broadcast by the media.

No one is going to do this for you. We have to do it for ourselves through intention, and then trust the process. Once you surrender, your connection to your family of light becomes much more transparent. The ways of your lower aspect gradually dissolve as you get aligned with a higher frequency, closer and closer to that being of light that you really are. As your world becomes more and more focused on the now, this moment, it will become much less complicated and flow more harmoniously around you as you rise up in consciousness.  Just let it happen.  Let it be.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Creating the World We Want

Physical reality is experienced by our definition of it. If we see something as bad or negative, then this will be our experience of it. The way we respond to life comes primarily from the definitions that we place upon things. If the world around us appears negative, we must take a look at how our definitions are clothed in negativity and how our emotions are polarized.

Everything in life is a reflection of our thoughts. The way we define life and the meaning that we give it is exactly how we experience it. Each one of us creates our own reality. Each one of us creates our own misery. Each one of us creates our own joy. Whatever we are thinking, feeling, or projecting, whether consciously or unconsciously, we send to the mirror of physical reality. The mirror can only respond by reflecting back what is before it. It is these reflections that form our life experience.

Reality is the product of our strongest beliefs. Wish to change something in life? Consider changing definitions and assigning new meanings to things that you view as negative. By doing so, a new reality may just manifest right before your eyes.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Unveiling the Magnificence of Creation

"I like to experience the universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. Our bodies are like prisons, and I look forward to being free, but I don’t speculate on what will happen to me.

I live here now, and my responsibility is in this world now. I deal with natural laws. This is my work here on earth.

The world needs new moral impulses which, I’m afraid, won’t come from the churches, heavily compromised as they have been throughout the centuries.

Perhaps those impulses must come from scientists in the tradition of Galileo, Kepler and Newton. In spite of failures and persecutions, these men devoted their lives to proving that the universe is a single entity, in which, I believe, a humanized God has no place.

The genuine scientist is not moved by praise or blame, nor does he preach. He unveils the universe and people come eagerly, without being pushed, to behold a new revelation: the order, the harmony, the magnificence of creation!

And as man becomes conscious of the stupendous laws that govern the universe in perfect harmony, he begins to realize how small he is. He sees the pettiness of human existence, with its ambitions and intrigues, its ‘I am better than thou’ creed.

This is the beginning of cosmic religion within him; fellowship and human service become his moral code. Without such moral foundations, we are hopelessly doomed.”

Friday, April 17, 2020

Requiem for a Curious Man

When dead, then let my worthless body burn,
my ashes throw into the silent air;
on earth no hole shall give my name a place.

We rowed through darkness with your precious urn.
There was a splash, a bubble sobbed somewhere.
Yet, friend, creation has preserved your trace.

The trace leads up; your pillow is star.
Your dream? You see a golden ladder rise
and youths ascending white and black and brown,

rung after rung, reach out and touch afar
a light, heart-formed, that gleams into the skies.
The pilgrimage is endless up and down,

and they are changed. They radiate and glow.
Filled with your conscience and your intuition,
they act now with dimensions infinite.

Their will and purpose crush what’s base and low and stop the atom from its hell-bound mission.
They carry in their heart a holy writ:

We are cosmic substance, co-creators, we,
of all that was and is and what shall be.

And these, my friend, were your last words to me:
"Have always holy curiosity.

William Hermanns

Thursday, April 16, 2020

A Murmuration of Starlings

It's spring, and the starlings are back. And I have to stop whenever I see them on a run to watch their amazing aerial acrobatics. Flocking starlings are one of nature's most extraordinary sights. Just a few hundred birds moving as one is enough to convey a sense of suspended reality, let alone thousands like seen above. Their astonishingly fluid and coordinated murmuration represents their collective consciousness at work, in that their aerial dance is never directed by the actions of any single individual, but governed equally by all members of the flock working as one.

What makes possible the uncanny coordination of these murmurations, as starling flocks are so beautifully known? Until recently, it was hard to say. Scientists had to wait for the tools of high-powered video analysis and computational modeling. And when these were finally applied to starlings, they revealed patterns known less from biology than cutting-edge physics.

Starling flocks, it turns out, are best described with equations of "critical transitions" – systems that are poised to tip, to be almost instantly and completely transformed, like metals becoming magnetized or liquid turning to gas. Each starling in a flock is connected to every other. When a flock turns in unison, it's a phase transition.

At the individual level, the rules guiding this are relatively simple. When a neighbor moves, so do you. Depending on the flock's size and speed and its members' flight physiologies, the large-scale pattern changes. What's complicated, or at least unknown, is how criticality is created and maintained.

It's easy for a starling to turn when its neighbor turns – but what physiological mechanisms allow it to happen almost simultaneously in two birds separated by hundreds of feet and hundreds of other birds? That remains to be discovered, and the implications extend beyond birds. Starlings may simply be the most visible and beautiful example of a biological criticality that also seems to operate in proteins and neurons, hinting at universal principles yet to be understood.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Leave it to Donald Trump to keep Twitter guessing. Just after midnight EST on May 31, 2017, the president did what the president often does at odd hours - he sent out a tweet. But this one, rather than attacking a political opponent or offering up a 140-character policy position, just plain made no sense: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

"Covfefe"? No one knew what it meant. Surely it was a mistake that the president would soon delete. But after five minutes, he didn’t. Then more time passed. Before long, social media was in a mad dash to try to define Trump’s typo. News reports followed, and soon a five-alarm internet fire was burning.

According to Diane Marshall in the Urban Dictionary, Covfefe is an Antediluvian term for "In the end we win." It was commonly used by the sons of Adam to rail against the evil actions of the fallen who had led man astray. Interesting choice of a word for the president to use in any context.

Those on the Left had a heyday with his ‘ignorance,’ of spelling and vocabulary, saying there was no such word, but Patriots, understanding that the president does everything for a reason, knew something important was being revealed…. but what …and when would we know? What was this new word… CoVFeFe?

The world watched as 5G slowly came into view. Would our internet capabilities soon become like nothing we have ever seen? 5G is rapidly being welcomed with open arms to give us remarkably faster internet capabilities. This technology, which boasts of considerable increased data speed, leaving 3G and 4G in the dust, consists of high frequency radio waves that will immediately impact all of our smart devices with faster downloads. On the horizon with 5G, are efficient self-driving cars, more drones, robotic surgeries, and a dramatic change in how each one of will forever after do everyday business.

Many studies have taken place on how electromagnetic radiation may affect the environment. Initial conclusions indicate that this radiation would indeed pose a potential risk to bird and insect orientation and the healthy cellular growth of plants. Implications in regard to human complications with 5G include the incidence of additional cancers, reproductive infertility, suppressed immune function, major neurological problems, migraines, organ damage, DNA strand breaks, oxidative damage, protein stress, disruption of glucose metabolism in the brain, reduction of melatonin, bleeding in the brain, and disruption of metabolism at the cellular level. Studies are far from concluded in these areas, but present a cautionary warning to us all about the potentially deleterious effects of 5G.

Are we proceeding too quickly to implement 5G before we know more about its effects?

So what is CoVFeFe and what is its connection to 5G? Cobalt (Co-49%) – Iron (Fe-49%) – Vanadium (V-2%) together makes a soft magnetic alloy with the highest flux density of any strip core alloy, making it ideal for use in tape and magnetic cores in many innovative technologies. The magnets clean up the impurities from 5G working at an ionic level, keeping oxygen from being depleted, making harmless, the high radio frequency radio waves.

If 5G in and of itself is harmful to our environment and all who live in it, perhaps CoVFeFe is the technology being implemented to protect us from dangerous electromagnetic radiation effects. President Trump, certainly not in ignorance, once again seems to be one step ahead of the game with his CoVFeFe reference. Let us hope this will enable the implementation of 5G to proceed to quickly advance the way we do things, while protecting the health of all of us and the environment.

The Spiritual Art of Aikido

The Four Principles of Aikido
  • "Keep One Point." Keep your attention focused on a single spatial point; the smaller and closer to a mathematical zero-dimensional point, the better. This improves one's balance and stability immensely.
Keep your attention and focus on God. The more you focus on the point of perfection of God, the stronger you become spiritually.
  • Extend Ki. This means to be alert, compassionate, and to be a source of energy.
Have the right spiritual attitude, and all else falls into place. You become a source of spiritual understanding and light to others.
  • "Keep weight underside." Let the body relax as if all your flesh were liquid. Let the weight all settle down at the lowest points possible, and you will be much more stable and your movements far more effective. When the brain stops trying to control the body's individual parts, and when the flesh obeys the laws of physics and is now relaxed and no longer divided into tense divided sections ... the result is a unified whole that has amazing results in the physical world.
Let things go to where they are ideally supposed to go. Have the spirit listen to God and stop trying to run a fractured life purely on its own wisdom. A spirit at rest (relaxed and faithful) in God's Spirit will have spectacular results in the spiritual world.
  • Relax completely. Relax vibrantly, such that you are filled with energy but yet have no tense muscles. Relaxed yet alert attitude and mind, and relaxed yet alert body. Relaxation allows energy to flow freely through the body.
Have no fear. Do not fret. Do not worry. Do not be anxious. Don't let your mind or body overrule your spirit, and don't let your spirit overrule the Spirit of God. Let your spirit be calm and peaceful and alert to God's will, and this will allow God to act through your spirit. (An oft-used analogy is the stillness of a pond's surface as it reflects the moon; a choppy pond cannot reflect the moon well.)
During an Attack
  • The foundation of the self-defense aspect of aikido is the act of redirecting the attacker's energy, rendering it harmless or even beneficial.
Turn the negative situation into a positive one, a curse into a blessing.
  • For every attacking energy, there is a way to redirect it.
God opens a path for us, even if the outcome isn't what we expected or wanted.
  • When presented with an attack, say "Thank you," with a genuine smile as you neutralize the attack. This gives the aikidoka a real "boost" in effectiveness.
When presented with what looks like a problem or a negative situation, keep a positive attitude and say "Thank you" to both God and the cause of the problem. (Thankfulness is also said to be a trait of spiritually advanced people.)
  • Put yourself in your opponent's place, sometimes by physically moving closer to him so that you can better lead him.
Seek first to understand. Love your enemy. And know your enemy. If you do this, you can see how to help him (with God's help), and you can often bring him spiritual peace before he can slide further down into anger or hate.
  • If you use your muscles, the opponent will resist and it becomes a strength contest. You must lead with Ki (mental attention, mental direction, and energy).
If you try to force someone to do something, the person will resist and it becomes a battle of wills. You must lead with your spirit -- better yet, the Spirit of God. God does not force.
  • Don't think of the other as Someone Else. Think of both of you as "us." It is easier to "lead us" than it is to "move you."
Realize that you are connected to the other, and that what you do will affect both of you. See others as part of a whole. Seek the path that leads BOTH of you to a good outcome, rather than trying to just force an outcome upon the other. Once you have everyone's best interests truly in mind, try to convey in your thoughts and actions that genuine desire to help all parties involved, and things will tend to roll along more smoothly. Moreover, compassion for others is God's way, so you also get God's help. Another component of this is: learn to make God's will your will. Unify with the Universe; be one.
  • Move out of the way of an attack. If a sword is headed your way, move out of the way (even if it means stepping toward the attacker). If a Mack truck heads your way, move aside.
Avoid negativity and the influence of evil when it comes your way; instead, move to a safer place (mentally, emotionally, and spiritually) and work from there. Even spiritual principles cannot always avert an occurrence that is simply unavoidable, so instead avoid the negative effects upon your own attitude.
  • If you become a very good aikidoka, you often simply "see" the right thing to do.
As you grow closer to God, you will likely be inspired to do the right things, as surprising as they might be.
  • Move with confidence, joy, and even enthusiasm. Confident movement helps ensure good energy, leadership, and good results; joy and enthusiasm can break us out of difficult holds, free us from oppression, and yield surprising results.
Have deep and loving faith in God, have the belief that God will see you through any and all difficulties, have the joy and enthusiasm that is God's nature, and you will move through your difficulty.

More Aikido Principles

  • The way to learn aikido is to practice with a good teacher and many other students, and to keep at it. It is something one can keep improving all one's life.
The way to progress spiritually is to learn from God and God's other children, who share our world with us... and to keep trying, observing, getting up after falling down....
  • If you lean on something (or someone else), you must still maintain your own center (balance), or else you (and in the case of someone, the other person as well) are unstable and can be pushed over.
If, in your life, you lean on something (like a pastime/hobby) or someone else (like a spouse or a friend) for support, make sure you are centered in God and that the thing or person you are leaning on is also stable (and centered in God), or else you are in a precarious position that could bring down not just yourself, but others as well, and vice versa (that which you are leaning on could fall and take you down, too).
  • Move from the center of your power. In the physical world, this means the first part of your body to move should be the center of mass, which should be roughly within your hips if you are physically relaxed and have "weight underside." Hips move, and all else follows.
Move from the center of all power: that is, God. Move in the Spirit, with divine intentions and attitudes.
  • Unify mind and body. Mind sets the tone; the body responds. Energy links all the parts together: even the pinky finger can be used to defeat an attacker if mind and body are acting as a cohesive, unified whole. Together they can do amazing things.
Unify spirituality with all aspects of your life: mind, body, actions, thoughts. With this unification, you can move mountains! (Unify all aspects of your life with God: bring God's compassion and courage to the workplace, home, commute, and hobbies, and watch the parts merge together into a glorious whole that sustains life far more powerfully than any one part by itself.) Note: a community that is unified like this is also extremely effective, and even a small child can effect a great deal of positive change.
  • Move from what is free. If only your pinky finger is free, let it lead the rest of you (through unification) to freedom.
Like the Buckminster Fuller quote about the tiny trimtab (which changes the course of a ship), in society and life and in spirit, that part of us which is truly free can bring the rest of us to freedom - if we are willing to let "a little child" lead us.
  • As your focus shrinks, your awareness grows.
As your mind focusses on God and the point of perfection, your awareness and compassion for others grows out into infinity. (Side effect(?) of doing both is that space (and possibly time) ceases to be meaningful or binding.)
  • Keep your mind on your destination and move toward it, and you will move right through your obstacles. If there is someone trying to block your way, keep your eyes on a point beyond him, think only of that destination, and you'll move right through him.
Keep your mind on God and move toward God (or your inspired destination), and you will move right through your obstacles.
  • Lead your body with your mind. If you cut something with your mind first, it makes it tremendously easier for your hand or a sword to cut through that space right afterward.
Lead the mind with your spirit; lead your spirit with God's Spirit. If you go where God leads, you will find it easy to go through even "impossible" situations.
  • What the mind envisions determines success. If you envision energy flowing through your arm and out your fingertips, your arm behaves as if there is energy within it, strenthening it. If you envision a break in the flow, your arm is correspondingly weakened. If you envision it whole again, your arm is strengthened once more.
If you envision and dream something first, it will tend to become reality. If you envision and dream it with the Spirit's inspiration, it will become reality.
  • Don't hoard energy; if you relax vibrantly, you are automatically refilled with energy. Someone who depends on the energy within himself will quickly run dry and pass out in times of great stress.
A correct mental attitude and attunement to God will automatically bring you the strength to accomplish "difficult" tasks. Rather than depend on your own limited wisdom and power, turn to God's limitless wisdom and power.
  • Move with and within the energy; do not try to control the energy. This makes a person invincible.
Move within God's will; don't try to control God. This makes the impossible possible.
  • (Same as pinky finger example.) If you are caught in a grip, move that which is outside of the other's control, and you can move yourself.
If you are "trapped," you will still have at least some part of you that is yours to control, even if it just your soul, and that will move you.
  • If you are moving forward against an opposing force that seems unyielding, move your body or just your mind and you can then move through the obstacle.
If you are stuck in a rut and everything is frozen in place, change something internally, within your thoughts and attitudes, and then move forward again. Something within you must change if you want to get anywhere.
  • In a contest of aikidoka stability, he who presents any stiffness/rigidity is the first to fall, because the stiffness closes off part of the body from the stability of the body's center as well as offering a rigid, manipulatable "weak point" to the attacker.
In a situation of struggle, always stay relaxed, faithful, confident, and open to God's spirit in all parts of your life. Don't shut out Spirit from any one area, or else you will be weak there and an attacker will swoop upon the flaw.
  • If you look upon others with compassion, you strengthen both that person and yourself.
To bless others brings blessings upon yourself
  • When you hold a sword or jo, hold it lightly, as a baby grips an adult's finger. Do not grip it hard with strength. Extend ki through it, and it will spring back into place when hit, rather than being pushed out of line. Say, "This is mine" with confidence. But, conversely, be willing to let go if the situation demands it.
Don't hold onto things in your life with greed and fear. Calmly claim what is yours, and extend God's peace onto them from your own peaceful center. Then they are less likely to be used against you. But sometimes you must let go if the situation changes.
  • Imagine yourself floating and detached from the ground while maintaining One Point and Weight Underside, and you will become more stable.
Detach from the pseudo-supports around you, keep your will aligned with God's, and you will become stronger.
  • Shake out your body vigorously, and let the shaking decrease by half, then by half again, then by half, half-half-half-half, until you are still vibrating but so fast and imperceptibly that you are perfectly still - and you will be both relaxed and stable.
Like a spinning gyroscope, vibrancy, movement, and motion ironically give us more stability. Many spiritual people report that higher vibrations lead upward to God. Musician Andreason reports that “God, the Creator, vibrates at an absolute level that is so fast that He is perfectly still.” So, as high vibration brings stability to the body, so it does to the mind.
  • Extend Ki (energy and attention) in a particular direction, and you will become stronger against any attacks from that direction; hence, extend Ki in a sphere around yoursef to be strong against attacks from any direction.
Extend spiritual principles and the love of God into all aspects of your life, and your life will become that much richer and more effective and immune to defeat. (This rule is already deeply imbedded in aikido philosophy.)
  • With most casual test pushes, one can redirect the energy into the ground without outwardly moving.
Most little problems in life can be easily neutralized by simply maintaining one's centeredness on God.
  • The more complex or bigger the attack or test, the more one will have to move physically to handle the attack -- but all the while maintaining balance and centeredness.
With some events, one might have to shift one's thoughts and attitudes somewhat in order to remain centered in God. With bigger, more complex issues, one might have to take extensive action, yet all the while remain centered in God.
  • With some attacks, it is best to let the other "steal" or "draw out" your energy rather than fight it; you just need to let a flow occur and replenish yourself by being relaxed and allowing energy in from outside.
Sometimes it is best to let others take from you what they need/want, but you must replenish yourself from God's bounty.
  • If you let in a particular energy, its source tends to stick to you. If you let in energy from another's hand into your body, the other has an easier time keeping his hand connected to your body.
If you allow a thought in, its source will gain some power over you (can be good or bad, depending on whether the source is bad, confused, or Divine).
  • If you keep out energy, its source tends to slide off of you. If you keep out energy from another's hand, that person finds his hand keeps slipping off your body.
If you keep thoughts out, their source will lose their influence over you (can be good or bad, depending on the source).
  • If someone has you pinned against a wall, imagine it reflecting back; allow their energy to bounce back to them and push them off you.
Negative energy can be put to positive use; in fact, there's no reason not to shape its flow so that it minimizes hurt and maximizes freedom and goodness.
  • Warning: it is harder to handle a soft, ki-based attack. Much training is required to withstand an attack like this.
It is more difficult to stand one's ground in the face of heart-felt, sincere spirit than an offensive that is hard and pushy and closed off. If you are being attacked by something so sincere, then it will require serious training to remain centered in the face of it.
  • Aikido is the way of love and harmony. It is better to diffuse a tense situation and avoid combat than to enter combat and win.
True spirituality is the way of love. It is better to help those in need by way of Spirit than it is to rely on our own wisdom, which may make things worse.
  • Those who seek to attack others have already lost. They go against the will of the Universe. (OK, I've never experienced this myself, but advanced aikidoka say that an attacker always has an opening or weakness, while someone aligned with the will of the Universe/God has no openings or weaknesses.)
God does not want us to be selfish and hurtful. The spiritual laws are set up so that we eventually learn that selfishness and hate weaken us. Those who live by God's will, those who are devoted to selflessness, compassion, and faith, are strengthened and made invulnerable in the long run. The closer to perfect love we grow, the closer to perfect we are.

The Spartan Warrior in Me

I must have been a Spartan warrior in a former life. It is a lifestyle and mindset that suits me, and maybe always has. Being a Spartan in...