Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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 the existence of the shadow within the human psyche, had deeply valuable insights into the nature of the psychological situation in the world today, particularly the role that the darkness of the shadow plays in our modern world. Jung felt that the catastrophic evil that is manifesting in our world today is an archetypal expression of the process of humanity’s transition from one epoch—and state of consciousness—to another. He was of the opinion that the fate of the world literally depended upon the recognition of the shadow elements within us and their assimilation into a more expanded sense of self that includes both our light and dark aspects. 

What we don’t accept in ourselves, but rather, exclude from our self-image and push into the shadows of netherworld of the unconscious—thereby depriving it of light—becomes toxic. These repressed shadowy contents build up a charge in the unconscious, becoming contaminated with archaic archetypal energies from the collective unconscious. It is truly frightening how many of us are so out of touch with our own shadow that we can easily become unconscious instruments through which archetypal evil, which lies hidden within the dark side of the human psyche, can act itself out through us into the world.

We still go on thinking that we are "simplex and not duplex," to use Jung's words. We thus imagine ourselves to be "innocuous, reasonable and humane." We don’t deny that terrible things are happening, but since we regard ourselves as harmless, Jung points out, “it is always ‘the others’ who do them.” When we are not in touch with the potential evil that dwells within us, we project it outside of ourselves in a futile attempt to disown it, thereby falling prey to and unknowingly acting out in the external world the very evil that we are turning away from within ourselves. Evil thrives on our turning a blind eye towards it.

To quote Jung, “Evil today has become a visible Great Power…. We stand face to face with the terrible question of evil and do not even know what is before us, let alone what to pit against it.” Most ordinary, psychologically and/or spiritually under-developed people have trouble even imagining the utter depravity of the evil that can potentially play itself out through individuals or groups (not to mention through themselves) who are taken over by the will-to-power of the shadow. In order to develop a sense of how to deal with evil, however, we first have to try and understand the nature of the beast with which we are dealing.

The first principle of psychological method is that any phenomenon to be understood must be sympathetically imagined. No syndrome can be truly dislodged from its cursed condition until we first move imagination into its heart. One of the most crucially important steps in dealing with evil is, according to Jung, to develop what he calls an “imagination for evil.” If we can’t imagine the evil that human beings are potentially capable of—and of which we ourselves, under the right circumstances, could also be capable of—in our naivety, we offer ourselves into evil’s hands. If evil escapes the reach of our imagination, it will dictate, enforce and establish dominion over us, both within our imagination and in our concrete lives. Because our imagination can help us get a handle on evil, evil tries to stifle and ultimately destroy the imagination, which is why mobilizing the creative imagination is crucial in dealing with the powers of darkness. 

If we don’t develop an imagination for evil, we can lose touch with our shadow and identify with what Jung calls a “fictive personality,” which is to say, in splitting off from our darkness, we conceive of ourselves as being someone who we’re not – a “lite” version of our selves. We all have a darker half, but to the extent we are overly identified with our lighter side at the expense of the darkness within us, we wind up being unable to imagine the depths of darkness of which we are capable. Jung pulls no punches in making this exact point when he writes, “we are always, thanks to our human nature, potential criminals. In reality we merely lacked a suitable opportunity to be drawn into the infernal melee.” We are all inseparably interconnected and partake of the shared collective (darker) unconscious of humanity—the shadow side of being a human being—which is why Jung wrote, “None of us stands outside humanity’s black collective shadow.” 

There are impersonal forces that animate and inform the collective shadow that lurks in our unconscious. In Jung’s words, “We are blissfully unconscious of these forces because they never, or almost never, appear in our personal relations or under ordinary circumstances. But if people crowd together and form a mob, then the dynamisms of the collective man are let loose—beasts or demons that lie dormant in every person [are let loose] …. The change of character brought about by the uprush of collective forces is amazing. A gentle and reasonable being can be transformed into a maniac or a savage beast.” The petri dish of the masses is a breeding ground for evil to flourish and propagate itself. We are dealing not just with merely personal forces that have to do with us as individuals, but with impersonal, transpersonal forces – the Bible’s “powers and principalities.” 

These collective, impersonal and archetypal forces can be so overwhelming that—when we come together in a larger group—they can take on a seeming life of their own, possessing our egoic identity, turning us into their accessories such that we become the unwitting puppets and marionettes of these forces. Collective possession can then easily turn into a psychic epidemic—a collective psychosis—something that is important for us to be alert to in times such as ours when mob violence is increasing in our world.  

Jung writes, “The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events…. At any moment several millions of human beings may be smitten with a new madness, and then we shall have another world war or devastating revolution … modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. This is the World Power that vastly exceeds all other powers on earth.” In other words, the great power—and seemingly darker force—that is threatening us today is to be found in the place where it originates, within our psyche. We should no longer underestimate, but rather, recognize the primary role that the psyche is playing in world affairs. 

The next step for us to take in dealing with evil—in Jung’s words, “what to pit against it”—is to recognize that the darkness in our world is revealing to us something within ourselves that it greatly behooves us to know. To look for the solution to the world-wide problem of evil outside of ourselves is to distance and distract ourselves from the source of the problem (as well as the potential solution), which as Jung points out again and again, is only to be found within the individual. Although the roots of evil can only be discovered within the individual, this doesn’t mean that the forces of evil that can be encountered within an individual psyche are merely a personal matter. In probing into our own depths, we can potentially come face to face with the vast and formidable forces of the archetypal, collective shadow within ourselves, as we are all, in the deepest recesses of our being, fundamentally connected to the transpersonal psyche, in both its light and dark aspects. 

A failure of imagination has been the cause of some of the major calamities in world history. Jung was of the opinion that if we have no imagination for evil, “evil has us in its grip.” Being out of touch with our own potential for evil ensures that we will unknowingly act it out. If we don’t develop a multi-faceted imagination for evil, there is no way for us to know what we are up against. Our lack of imagination for evil is the best way of making us, to use Jung’s words, “an instrument of evil.” Our lack of insight into the evil that any of us are capable of, to quote Jung, “deprives us of the capacity to deal with evil.” We need to be on intimate terms and know the darkness within ourselves if we want to have any hope of effectively dealing with the darkness in the world at large.

It is crucially important for us to cultivate the faculty of the imagination so as to be able to deal with the evil in our world. “Evil,” Jung writes, “can no longer be dismissed from the world by a circumlocution. We must learn to handle it, since it is here to stay.” We can deny this all we want, insisting on staying blind - like ostriches, putting our heads in the sand. There is, however, no getting away from the fact that—as a way of finding and deepening our connection to the light—we are fated to come to terms with the darker side of ourselves and of the universe as a whole, which is only emerging into view because of the proximity and intensity of a great light. 

Integrating our shadow is not an intellectual pursuit, but is a moral problem that challenges the whole person. Becoming conscious of the shadow is essential for any degree of self-knowledge. The process of shedding light on the shadow is usually met with strong inner resistance because ignorance has an inertia that must be overcome to make way for the light of self-knowledge.

To quote Jung, “Therefore the individual who wishes to have an answer to the problem of evil, as it is posed today, has need, first and foremost, of self-knowledge, that is, the utmost possible knowledge of his own wholeness.” In our current catastrophic times, knowledge of the innermost foundation of our being—our intrinsic wholeness—is absolutely imperative. Jung concludes, “Individual self-reflection, return of the individual to the ground of human nature, to his own deepest being … here is the beginning of a cure for that blindness which reigns at the present hour.” Whenever we reflect upon ourselves we are bound to encounter the living frontiers of the unconscious itself, which is where the very medicine that heals our blindness is to be found.

by Paul Levy at awakeninthedream.com

Monday, April 12, 2021

A Dream is a Portal

A dream is a portal;
A portal, perhaps,
To a higher knowing.

A dream is a finger beckoning;
An invitation given;
A clue to what is more
But mistaken
For what is less.

A dream is a gift given
And a gift received.

The wise attend to dreams,
Knowing well that
Dreams attend to them,
Nurturing them gently
With milk

From the Mothership.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

We are All Magicians

We all start out knowing magic.
We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, 
and comets within us. 
We are born able to sing to birds 
and read the clouds 
and see our destiny in grains of sand. 
But then we get the magic educated 
right out of our souls. 
Robert R. McCammon

We are all spell-casters

Words are spells. Every word you choose to write or speak has the power of life and death. You can cause someone torment, or dramatically bring them joy. And yet we throw words around with abandon, especially in the digital battleground where a level of anonymity can bring the worst out of people.

With this much power, clarity becomes key. Is communication actually taking place? Is your meaning being heard? What was your goal in saying or writing that?

You will see what power something as simple as a meme can have. One will cause a smile, another may give hope in the battle for mental health, another may cause a tear.

Of course, sometimes, an element of ritual can increase its impact. What impact would a handwritten thank you card with a personal message mean to its recipient? You can influence another person’s emotions, for better or for worse.

Will you use your power to compliment someone and increase their confidence? Or to belittle and put them into the shade?

We are all enchanters

Not only are you surrounded by enchanted items, but you have the ability to enchant (or curse) them yourself. Do you have a dress that has been complimented so often that it feels like it has a confidence enchantment on? Have you kept your child’s early drawings because they give you a happiness boost?

Some of these magical artifacts might be anchored to memories, such as a concert, or a celebration, while others might be pop-culture references. Perhaps a key-ring of Wonder Woman that brings you strength.

You are surrounded by these items and you can charge them by recognising their power every time you hold them. Imagine them glowing, or surrounding you in a rainbow of light.

You can also create them by complimenting other people’s clothes, jewelry, or even their car. You can anchor positive associations to any physical item, or you can curse them.

Those snide remarks about someone’s top, or furniture, might not have a dramatic effect, but it moves the needle of happiness a percentage or two into the dark.

We are all shamans

You have grown up understanding the meaning of things. It is linked to storytelling, and out of that comes metaphor and symbolism.

We all dream, and if we pay attention, those dreams can force us to be introspective. To reflect and decide what the truth is. Whether you think it is some sort of message from the universe, or your subconscious processing your experiences, they can be of benefit.

The meaning will be personal to you — perhaps a dream of drowning means being overwhelmed, or a wasp sting suggesting dangers lie ahead. Taking a moment to consider that message will allow you to be self-aware, consider your actions and thoughts, and make more informed life decisions.

They can get you to slow down and interrogate your current situation and possible outcomes. Spending this time will highlight possible dangers or opportunities that you may have missed on the autopilot of everyday life.

Words aren’t just words — they are powerful spells. Communication is magic, and if you embrace a less mundane label for yourself, you might just remember the incredible influence you can have on the world around you.

No matter what word you choose, you have the ability to impact your reality and the reality of others.

What impact will you have?

Adapted from the writing of Darren Horne on October 16, 2019, at urbanhowl.com

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Wake Up

Your true purpose is to wake up. Your true purpose is to leave this third dimensional Earth. Indeed, in stories from the Church, you are told that heaven is the ultimate goal. It is not through death that you reach heaven; it is through awakening that you reach heaven. It is by waking that you raise your vibration enough to join us in the non-physical realms, which are delightful, full of love, and completely different from the world in which you find yourself.

Jesus, My Autobiography, p 207

Friday, April 9, 2021

Mountain Spectre

If you were mountain climbing at a time of day when the sun was low and behind you, and if you climbed high enough to look down into an evening mist settling in below you, you might witness the shadowy figure of what is referred to as a Mountain Spectre or Brocken Spectre, like these three photos from Ireland.

I have yet to witness this remarkable phenomenon, due mostly to my habit of being sure that after I summit a peak I am headed back down by noon to avoid electrical storms. Some day I will have to climb late in the afternoon, planning to spend the night on the summit, and hope I am fortunate enough to experience a Mountain Spectre.

Essentially, a Mountain Spectre is your own shadow that you see, cast on the surface of the mists below, surrounded by a wonderful, yet mysterious halo-like rainbow-colored ring of light. The sun must be behind you. You’re seeing your shadow projected in front of you, through the mist.

The Brocken Spectre is a type of what is called a Glory. Glories are often seen by air travelers, who see the shadow of their airplane cast on clouds below. The airplane’s shadow will be moving along on the cloud tops, as the plane speeds through the air. It’ll be surrounded by a rainbow-like halo of light. It is the same thing with a mountain glory, or Brocken Spectre. You’ll be standing with the sun at your back, gazing at your own haloed shadow cast on fog.

The spectacle takes its name from the Brocken, a peak in the Harz Mountains in Germany. This region is known for frequent fogs. Johann Silberschlag, a German Lutheran theologian and natural scientist, is said to have first described the Brocken Spectre in 1780. It has since figured in stories about the region and elsewhere.

At times, your shadow in a Brocken Spectre will appear enormous, but this is an optical illusion. At his great website Atmospheric Optics, Les Cowley explains why the shadow of the Brocken Spectre can appear so huge: “The spectre sometimes appears to be huge. This is probably caused by the presence of the glory and the mist obscuring more familiar reference points with which to judge its size.

Additional Air Glories and Brocken Spectres may be seen at Les Cowley’s website

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time to Stop Acquiescing to Enslavement

The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are. – David Icke

When we give our minds and our responsibility away, we give our lives away. If enough of us do it, we give the world away and that is precisely what we have been doing throughout known human history. This is why the few have always controlled the masses. – David Icke

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

The cost of freedom is always high, 
but Americans have always paid it. 
  And one path we shall never choose,  
and that is the path of surrender, or submission.   
John F. Kennedy

In all my life I have never seen a presidential administration that is so un-American. I never would have thought in a thousand years that I would be writing anything political. But now, since the Biden administration is antithetical to freedom, and as a warrior with freedom as my core value, it has become political and I will defend my freedom.

America is known as a melting pot and the history of America began with immigrants from around the world bringing their cultures to this country. America stands out as an incredibly diverse country with people from different countries, races, and religions.

America, known as the land of the free and home of the brave is being brought to its knees and without good reason. For millennia people have been coming to America for, among other things, freedom from oppression, better opportunities, recognition as individuals, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, justice, equal rights, diversity, and the generosity of its people. In America you are allowed to dream, to envision something and embark upon the creation of it. This might be to start a business, become an author, take up a sport, an instrument, or any hobby.

Americans have the freedom to work at any job for which they are qualified; to marry and raise a family, to receive a free education in good public schools; and the freedom to join a political party. In America equal opportunity is the law and extends from the workplace into sports, housing, schools and universities, the military, with the foundation being that all men are created equal and that everyone has the opportunity to succeed equally in whatever way they choose to reach their highest dreams and aspirations. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, we all have the same opportunities. All of us.

Americans also have the freedom to live or travel anywhere within our nation but all of that’s about to change. While vaccines against a fake pandemic are not mandated, unless you get the vaccines you cannot become a member of the vaccine passport program. And without a vaccine passport, you will be essentially shut out from society. Yes, that’s right and it is along the lines of what the Great Reset from the WEF is attempting to create and what the Biden administration supports. Access only for the elitists and denied access to who they term on their website as “swathes of discontents.” Don’t believe me? Take a look at the World Economic Forum (WEF) website to see it for yourself. We, my fellow Americans, are entering into The Hunger Games and eventually you will not be allowed to go grocery shopping, attend events, rent vehicles or hotel rooms, eat at restaurants, fly on airplanes and potentially not be able to leave your state and perhaps, county lines.

And now, the Biden administration wants to modify the Bill of Rights, erase history, censor speech, keep schools closed, shut-down businesses, allow cartels (both drug and human trafficking) to enter our country freely, and to dismantle the voting process. The linked article is to the Heritage Foundation who rejected hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Tech giants Facebook and Google. Cudos to them for not selling out to Big Tech who censor conservatives by paying them off.  From everything I am witnessing since the election of Biden, who can’t string a sentence together, I can only guess that the entire Biden administration is un-American.

People in opposition to the agenda of the current presidential administration, both democrats and republicans alike, are not allowed to speak against their agenda. Why? Because, only those afraid of the truth will seek to silence debate. They will intimidate those with whom they disagree or ban them from social media. They will slander them and instead of acknowledging that they have valid concerns they will simply cast them off as being Trump supporters. Half of the country voted for Trump not because they are all Trump supporters, but because they are Americans who are aligned with the values of what America has represented since its inception! And so what if people do support Trump, it’s a free country and they can like and support whoever they want and should be able to do so without getting shunned, cancelled, banned, and fired for God’s sake! Unless, of course, this absurd far-left propaganda gets its way with eliminating patriotism altogether so they can stamp their own boot on our face to deliver us into slavery and socialism once and for all, forever and ever, amen.

For as long as I can remember my father always had a bumper sticker on any car he ever owned that said, Freedom isn’t Free. And I argued with him saying, “Of course it is! All we have to do is choose it!” How naïve I was. Americans have always come together to fight for the betterment of human rights with liberty and justice for all. Through our solidarity we have introduced the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. We have successfully accomplished the abolition of slavery, gave women the right to vote, incorporated the Civil Rights Act, and guaranteed freedom to marry for same-sex couples. There are many more humanitarian accomplishments that Americans have and will continue to stand up for. You are right, dad, freedom isn’t free, we have to fight for it.

It’s plain to see that American citizens are lucky to be born or legally immigrated into a country with so much freedom and with so many people willing to come together to fight for basic human rights. We must never lose faith in the greatness of our country and we must never let some idiotic un-American political machine attempt to dismantle our allegiance to country. So, hold your head high, fight for your basic rights to live in freedom, share your truth, let your voices be heard, and let everyone know why you are proud to be American.

by Lorraine Voss on March 28, 2021, at femalewarrior.net

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Only Way Out is Through

Don’t look for peace. 
Don’t look for any other state 
than the one you are in now; 
otherwise, you will set up inner conflict 
and unconscious resistance. 
Forgive yourself for not being at peace.
The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, 
will take you into peace. 
This is the miracle of surrender. 
Eckhart Tolle

Monday, April 5, 2021

New Rules Changing America

There are ten new ideas that are changing America, maybe permanently. Americans privately fear these rules, while publicly appearing to tolerate them. They still could be transitory and invite a reaction. Or they are already near-permanent and institutionalized.

    1) Money is a construct. It can be created out of thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much. Prior presidents ran up huge annual deficits, but at least there were some concessions that the money was real and had to be paid back. Not now. As we near $30 trillion in national debt and 110 percent of annual GDP, our elites either believe permanent zero interest rates make the cascading obligation irrelevant, or the larger the debt, the more likely we will be forced to address needed income redistribution.

    2) Laws are not necessarily binding anymore. Joe Biden took an oath to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” But he has willfully rendered federal immigration laws null and void. Some rioters are prosecuted for violating federal laws, others not so much. Arrests, prosecutions, and trials are all fluid. Ideology governs when a law is still considered a law. Crime rates do not necessarily matter. If someone is carjacked, assaulted, or shot, it can be understood to be as much the victim’s fault as the perpetrator’s. Either the victim was too lax, uncaring, and insensitive, or he provoked his attacker. How useful the crime is to the larger agendas of the left determines whether a victim is really a victim, and the victimizer really a victimizer.

3) Racialism is now acceptable. We are defined first by our ethnicity or religion, and only secondarily—if at all—by an American commonality. The explicit exclusion of whites from college dorms, safe spaces, and federal aid programs is now noncontroversial. It is unspoken payback for perceived past sins, or a type of “good” racism. Falsely being called a racist makes one more guilty than falsely calling someone else a racist.

4) The immigrant is mostly preferable to the citizen. The newcomer, unlike the host, is not stained by the sins of America’s founding and history. Most citizens currently must follow quarantine rules and social distancing, stay out of school and obey all the laws. Yet those entering the United States illegally need not follow such apparently superfluous COVID-19 rules. Their children should be immediately schooled without worry of quarantine. Immigrants need not worry about their illegal entry or residence in America. Our elites believe illegal entrants more closely resemble the “founders” than do legal citizens, about half of whom they consider irredeemable.

5) Most Americans should be treated as we would treat little children. They cannot be asked to provide an ID to vote. “Noble lies” by our elites about COVID-19 rules are necessary to protect “Neanderthals” from themselves. Americans deserve relief from the stress of grades, standardized testing, and normative rules of school behavior. They still are clueless about why it is good for them to pay far more for their gasoline, heating, and air conditioning.

6) Hypocrisy is passé. Virtue-signaling is alive. Climate change activists fly on private jets. Social justice warriors live in gated communities. Multibillionaire elitists pose as victims of sexism, racism, and homophobia. The elite need these exemptions to help the helpless. It is what you say to lesser others about how to live, not how you yourself live, that matters.

7) Ignoring or perpetuating homelessness is preferable to ending it. It is more humane to let thousands of homeless people live, eat, defecate, and use drugs on public streets and sidewalks than it is to green-light affordable housing, mandate hospitalization for the mentally ill, and create sufficient public shelter areas.

8) McCarthyism is good. Destroying lives and careers for incorrect thoughts saves more lives and careers. Cancel culture and the Twitter Reign of Terror provide needed deterrence. Now that Americans know they are one wrong word, act, or look away from losing their livelihoods, they are more careful and will behave in a more enlightened fashion. The social media guillotine is the humane, scientific tool of the woke.

9) Ignorance is preferable to knowledge. Neither statue-toppling, nor name-changing, nor the 1619 Project require any evidence or historical knowledge. Heroes of the past were simple constructs. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees reflect credentials, not knowledge. The brand, not what created it, is all that matters.

10) Wokeness is the new religion, growing faster and larger than Christianity. Its priesthood outnumbers the clergy and exercises far more power. Silicon Valley is the new Vatican, and Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter are the new gospels.

by Victor Davis Hanson on April 1, 2021, at theepochtimes.com

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Shifting Vibrational Manifestation

In one respect, the entire international drama over what has been termed a pandemic has been confounding, but mostly it is sad to see just how far removed the majority of people are from an understanding of how it all works. No one needs to be sick – ever. When a person comes to an understanding that we can each manifest whatever it is that we wish at any time, there should no longer be any need for illness.

You create your own reality. It is how the universe works. No one is ever a victim. We choose either sickness or well-being. Why choose sickness, unless it serves you to learn an important life lesson? Wake up. Learn to raise your vibration and the simplest experiences of day-to-day life will become better and better and better as your life and relationships are healed. It truly is that simple.

Sickness is the manifestation of negative thinking in the physical body. If you see yourself other than as one with Source, if you see your physical body as anything less than the perfection of All That Is, if you are disconnected by your own perceived separation from God, then the body becomes a great place where you can project your fears and limitations so that you can physically see them and come to understand exactly what they are.

A shift of consciousness will heal the body. Don't worry if you don't understand the principle. Don't fret just because this sounds too esoteric. Understand that the way you feel at any given moment can be changed – changed by you – changed by the way you think – by changing what you focus on and what you believe to be true.

What does vibrational manifestation involve? Simply that lower vibrations feel bad, while higher vibrations feel good. So find a way to feel better by choosing to shift what you focus on. Do it today. Start right now.

You don't need some great spiritual revelation. As creative beings created in the image of our Creator, we each have all we need to change things. Seek that which you can do in the next minute that will make you feel better (without the use of drugs, alcohol, or media stimulation). It has to come from within – from your consciousness – not from without. A shift in vibration requires you to think about something differently. Entertain the notion that perhaps you feel bad because you have been looking at the world in the wrong way and that there is, in fact, nothing wrong with the world; the problem is the way you have been taught to look at it. Retrain your mind to look at the world in a different way to begin to feel relief from suffering.

This simple understanding and simple technique is something you can begin right now to wake from the suffering you experience and shift your consciousness so that your world will literally shift right before your eyes. You are responsible for how you feel in this moment, in this time and place. You are responsible for your state of being.

You have arrived where you are because of your focus moment to moment. Your internal guidance system – the little voice within – is forever reminding you when you are and when you are not in alignment. Know that you have created the situation you find yourself in. Listen closely to your thoughts, judgments, and assessments of people, places, and things. See whether you can spot where negative ideas live in your mind and where negative sayings are repeated within you over and over again. This is where you can shift not only your consciousness and your vibration, but also the manifestations you experience in your body and how you see the world through the people you interact with and experiences you have. Pay attention. You have ultimate control over every moment of your life. You are the captain; you steer the boat. Pay attention so you don't run aground.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

“Look on My Works and Despair... Nothing Beside Remains”

I must have first read Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 sonnet Ozymandias back when I was in middle school, but its historic look-back and haunting outlook has never left the recesses of my memory.

I met a traveler from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed ;
And on the pedestal, these words appear :
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings ;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair !
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Shelly’s great poem should remind us that civilization is ever a fragile thing, not to be taken for granted. Human history is not always a march of progress from barbarism to shopping malls. We do not always move forward in wisdom, intelligence, and technology, or in economic or political accomplishment. Sometimes we go backward. And sometimes we collapse.

The human subject of Ozymandias was Ramses II, the Great Pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 1279–1213 BCE when it was the most powerful empire in the world. During the late Bronze Age, the Mediterranean world had developed a surprisingly complex network of cultural and commercial ties. These societies, including Mycenaean Greece, Pharaonic Egypt, and the sprawling kingdoms of the Levant and Asia Minor, had a level of sophistication that would not be seen again in the world for hundreds of years. In or around 1177 BCE, however, all of these cultures collapsed. The commercial and cultural networks unraveled, the ability to read and write was largely lost, and this highly organized magnificent culture crashed to the ground.

Are we witnessing a repeat of history with the imminent collapse of our modern way of life that we take for granted? Below are a few charts that reflect the illusion of financial growth that currently has a death grip on the public psyche. Something for nothing is a powerful attractor, but it doesn't offer a narrative that the delusionally self-important demand: I earned this by working hard and being smart. It had nothing to do with currency being created out of thin air and made available to insiders, financiers, banks, etc., or being able to leverage this new money into ever-larger bets, all guaranteed to be winning trades by the Federal Reserve.

Note that tangible assets - real as opposed to financial conjuring - are at historic lows relative to financial-bubble assets: tangible assets represent such a meager proportion of total assets that we might assume they could slip to zero without affecting our "wealth" much at all. If we compare financial-bubble assets to the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a flawed measure of real-world activity, we find they are worth over six times the nation's real-world economy. This reflects what happens to the valuations of these illusory assets when "money" is created out of thin air and then leveraged into fantastic, monstrous illusions of "wealth."

Take a look at the chart of M2 money stock, and understand how this is not just plain old normal healthy "capitalism" at work. And then try to explain who is getting all the Fed's free money. It certainly isn't those working for a living, as evidenced by the chart of money velocity, which has plummeted into the Dead Money black hole from which there is no escape.

If you are comfortable with your financial circumstances continuing and optimistic of the easy street you have created, feel free to lavish yourself with praise for constructing a castle of wealth in the sky with your hard work and genius, and keep chasing your tail because the Fed has promised us all it will always be there to bail us out. It is all fantasy. But ask yourself... will it be your head in the sand when the castle comes down, as all castles inevitably do?


Friday, April 2, 2021

The Power of the Mind

People who are experiencing sickness focus their attention on sickness because they do not understand that sickness is caused by negative beliefs and negative thoughts repeated over a period of time. Focusing positive, loving, and pure thoughts on the same area can effect a reversal of a condition.

All of your environment in every way, shape, and form is coming from your mind. So a mind that is in absolute connection to God, to Source, to All That Is, and that is completely aware of the laws of manifestation can change anything. Changing the weather is no more difficult than changing the television station.

There is nothing that I did that is not feasible for you all, given clarification, given study, given focus, and given understanding. The miracles I performed are not as miraculous as you think they are when you begin to comprehend that everything you see is playing out in your mind as a dream, for you know that in the dream state, in your normal sleeping experience, you can change things instantaneously as soon as you realize you are dreaming.

You do not comprehend that this idea of lucid dreaming can also apply to your life as you live it now. That is all I was doing: I was expressing my ability to lucidly dream in what you consider reality. However, as you raise your consciousness out of the physical realm and into the higher realms, it appears to be another kind of dreaming that the world exists in. As you pass over to the afterlife experience, into the life-after-life experience, your life will be recalled as a dream, just as you do when you wake from sleeping. When you pass over into the nonphysical, when you return to the higher realms, you remember your life as if it were a dream. You have the ability to change your dream, but you must understand how the system works.

When the mind is in tune with that which is creation, with that which is connected to All That Is making all that is observable, there is no problem in manipulating objects and in transforming objects. When you realize that this is a vibrational result of being in touch with truth, you understand that your world can be shifted in any way.

The principle that I was teaching in my ministry is that the kingdom of heaven is within. The kingdom of heaven is the idea that your world is exactly as you want it: full of love, wonderful relationships, abundance, and joy. That kingdom is contained within your mind, just as the resistance to that kingdom is contained within your mind.

That is what my ministry was all about. I was showing the potential that the human mind can create, the absolute end result of the connection to Source, connection to love, and connection to creativity.

Jesus, My Autobiography, pp. 106, 110, 114-115

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Pause

Although it doesn’t look that way, increasingly more outgrown and low resonating energies now present on earth are beginning to transmute to a higher resonance, one that flows in and on streams of love. All is proceeding according to plan.

It is important to have attained a consciousness of spiritual trust. “Do I really believe that One omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient Source/ Consciousness/God is all there is? If so, could anything exist outside of IT? Where could anything unlike IT come from if IT is omnipresent?” Omnipresence automatically eliminates there being any reality to duality and separation. Bring this knowledge into every facet of your life where it can then grow, expand, and eventually become your state of consciousness where trust is automatic.

It is tempting even for the very evolved to slip into fears that arise from outer appearances but never doubt that the Divine Plan is solidly in place. You the awakened ones, are today’s spiritual warriors simply because you carry the Light of truth in consciousness. Because there is only one, the higher resonating energy that you secretly and silently carry with you acts to lift and assist others to recognize how much of what has been accepted as normal, is in reality false, cruel, and unnecessary.

Life is difficult for most at this time. People are tired and want things to be normal. Try to think of present times as a pause rather than a problem. A pause that was necessary in order to stop the three dimensional merry-go-round that so many have been living on in the belief that it was normal. The “pause” has allowed many to step back and re-evaluate their beliefs and life choices.

This “pause” in normal activity has forced many to courageously make changes that align more closely with their awakening state of awareness. Rather than continuing to plug along with choices made from a previous and less aware state of consciousness, the break from habit and routine is helping many to examine themselves more honestly, a process that would have taken much longer without the “pause”.

As higher frequencies of Light flow to and integrate on earth more will come. There is only ONE energy, and IT is omnipresent, but after it became conditioned with the false belief in two powers, it began expressing as duality and separation. These false interpretations have no law to sustain or maintain them for they are not real.

Spiritual evolution is the gradual elimination of that which is false and dense through the presence of high dimensional, real frequencies in global and personal consciousness.

As higher frequency energy integrates into the cells of your physical body and displaces the heavier energy that humans have become used to, you may feel ill, tired, and/or emotional. Allow the process. These high resonating energies are clearing and replacing energies in cellular memory that you may have carried for eons. Your body doesn’t always understand what is happening and reacts in the ways it is familiar with.

You have been preparing for this through lifetimes and have reached a readiness to move beyond that which is finished. This may cause you to feel different from the you that you were as well as confused about many things. Activities, interests, people, food, and beliefs that were once an integral part of your life simply no longer resonate with your new state of consciousness and can leave you feeling sad and longing for what once was. Remember–nothing real ever disappears into nothingness but rather only changes form. You will once again experience those things that represent your completeness, but in new ways.

The presence of high resonating energy will activate the deeply buried negative emotions, beliefs, and fear filled experiences that you have consciously or unconsciously kept buried within throughout many lifetimes. Higher Light frequencies act to expose these “hidden places” simply because reality will always override the false–energies formed from concepts and beliefs based in two powers that have no law to support them.

This is what is behind the violence and destructive behavior you are witnessing at this time. It is the effect of the presence of increasingly more light (reality) on earth as it moves toward becoming a higher dimensional planet. Just as with people, earth was never meant to remain three dimensional and everything now taking place is part of earth’s ascension process.

Feel into the energy that you are experiencing. Allow yourself to feel whatever emotions arise from your clearing/ integration process. Stop ignoring or forcing the painful ones back inside where will not go away (they are energy) but rather will continue to express outwardly when you least want or expect them to until looked at and cleared.

Long ago souls chose to experience separation and did, but then forgot who they were and got stuck in it creating a collective consciousness based in separation that in turn allowed alignment with low resonating energies and beings that brought to earth the suffering, negative experiences, and outside interference that has plagued mankind for eons.

The Christian celebration of Easter is soon to take place all over the world. However as with the Christmas story, Easter is not the story of just one man but is rather everyone’s story. At some point in every soul journey, there comes a crucifixion which has been called the “dark night of the soul”. It is the experience of having the one’s foundation crumble without warning leaving the person floundering in doubt, confusion, mental anguish, resistance, and questions.

After a period of suffering (three days in the tomb) and futile attempts to restore what once was, there comes the realization that familiar outer solutions simply no longer work and at this point the inner search begins. As new insights unfold, he/she begins to see their old foundation from a new and higher perspective which allows them to build a new and more evolved foundation (resurrection). There are many crucifixions and Easters along the path to realization, each one serving to lift a person to their next level.

Learn to live in each now moment. Attempting to hold on to or recreate the energies of yesterday, regardless of how wonderful they may have been will only serve to block something new from manifesting. Even after one day, one hour, or one minute the energy is old. Become an observer living from your highest level of awareness and embracing each now moment without fear. This way you do not block what may be “in the wings” waiting.

Living in the now moment can be difficult because everyone has been taught to plan every aspect of their lives according to three dimensional standards. Living in the now moment does not mean you stop making plans, but rather means that if or when those plans change you allow it without a lot of struggle, resistance, and effort to force the original plan. Those not yet awakened, who live fully in third dimensional energy are not yet spiritually prepared to live spiritual allowing, but you as evolved beings, have reached that place of readiness.

Spiritual allowing means knowing and accepting that your Higher Self, your Divine Self, knows and is guiding the perfect plan for your spiritual growth. It means that when personal plans totally dissolve in spite of your best efforts, you understand without resistance that something is unfolding on a level you are not yet aware of.

Allowing is the ability to stand back and watch life unfold from a place of spiritual truth rather than attempting to fill each moment with activities based in concepts of obligation to some person, group, or societal belief. It is a letting go of the “shoulds and should nots” that have kept you in bondage and unempowered.

Allowing is a facet of trust, a trust that flows automatically from the realization that one is a Divine Being/Consciousness embodying all the qualities of Source. Allowing knows that that there is a Divine plan taking place even though things may not look that way to human eyes. It is knowing that whole picture is not yet able to fully manifest physically, but is fully present on a higher dimensional level.

Allowing becomes automatic as you begin to accept self as SELF. Let life unfold as seems best for you without trying to direct, plan, force, eliminate, or change it. Allowing does not mean doing nothing in the ordinary sense but rather means trusting that your intuition (the voice of your Higher Self) is guiding your decisions and choices and then allow them to be what they are.

Higher frequency energies of Light are bringing new ideas about everything to collective consciousness and are also giving a little “push” those teetering on the edge of awakening . Some are choosing not to awaken at this time. Perhaps they require learning experiences that can only be had in third dimensional energy or simply want to enjoy three dimensional energy for a bit longer. Some souls are choosing to leave now in order to reincarnate into the new and higher resonating earth.

Free will allows all to have choice and choice is unique to every individual. Everyone has had different experiences over their many lifetimes making every person’s lessons and levels of spiritual awareness different. Never feel that you must cajole, force, or trick another into believing as you do out of the belief that you have the higher and better truth. Love means honoring everyone’s journey through the realization that all paths lead up the mountain and come together at the top.

Awakening to the truth of ONEness cannot be avoided forever because Consciousness is and will continue to express ITself infinitely even when ITs expressions are colored by false concepts and beliefs. It is inevitable that at some point a breakthrough in consciousness takes place for every person because no one can cease being what they are.

Many intellectually accept they are Divine expressions, but have not yet allowed themselves to actually BELIEVE it.

The time is now and you are ready to integrate – I am that I am.

Posted as a letter on eraoflight.com by the Arcturian Group on March 29, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Thus Quoth the Raven, Nevermore


Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
" 'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door;
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore,.
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore,
Nameless here forevermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me---filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
" 'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door,
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door.
This it is, and nothing more."

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is, I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you." Here I opened wide the door;---
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word,
Lenore?, This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word,
"Lenore!" Merely this, and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping, something louder than before,
"Surely," said I, "surely, that is something at my window lattice.
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore.
Let my heart be still a moment, and this mystery explore.
" 'Tis the wind, and nothing more."

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven, of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door.
Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly, grim, and ancient raven, wandering from the nightly shore.
Tell me what the lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore."
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning, little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door,
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."

But the raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered;
Till I scarcely more than muttered, "Other friends have flown before;
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
"Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master, whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster, till his songs one burden bore,---
Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
Of "Never---nevermore."

But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore --
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore

Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

Thus I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl, whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee -- by these angels he hath
Sent thee respite---respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, O quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted--
On this home by horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore:
Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me I implore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil--prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that heaven that bends above us--by that God we both adore--
Tell this soul with sorrow laden, if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden, whom the angels name Lenore---
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels name Lenore?
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

"Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! -- quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming.
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!

by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1845

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Embracing Equality

It would seem that there are good people in the world, and that there are bad people in the world. If you were to ask one of the bad people their perception of things, you'd likely find that they had their own list of good people and bad people. Of course, they are likely to see themselves as one of the good people, and perhaps even see you as one of the bad people.

If you are part of a group that mostly agrees who is bad and who is not, you merely share a similar aspect of the illusion. If you travel outside your group, you will inevitably find other groups that see the world differently and do not perceive you to be one of the good people. Maybe they see you as an infidel, or as a white person who acts superior, oppressing others with your desires and fortunate economic circumstances.

Inadvertently, we all create bad people in our lives so that we have an outlet for focusing our guilt and shame and anger on them...

'Cause everybody's gotta have somebody to look down on
Prove they can be better than at any time they please
Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me

Kris Kristofferon – Jesus Was a Capricorn

.. so we can remain the good person, free of sin. Talk to most anyone and you find that person has judgments of others, and that it is he or she who is the good one. Each of us has a moral structure that keeps us safe and at peace in our own minds. If you look closely, you find that each person's behavior – no matter where you look – is motivated by these structures.

It is when we truly comprehend that we are all equal to every other being on the planet that we come to understand we are as mistaken as the next person – to judge another as good or bad is mere arrogance and self-righteous. When you reach this point of understanding, you lose all anger at others – for any reason – and grow in personal power as you grow in humility. You cannot help but become more aware of your own shortcomings in a sense that you discover that you are not really what you think you are, or at least what your ego thinks you are. You become much less showy, less demonstrative of your own grandiosity, as your true grandeur shines through.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Mirroring Vibrational Change

As you shift your consciousness, your ability to create your world shifts, and all the elements of your world shift within it. As you raise your vibration, those areas of your mind that are incompatible with that vibration come into the forefront for healing, and they will come into your awareness as negative events manifested in front of you. This is a very important awareness for you to have.

You see your world as this objective thing that is happening to you; it is not. It is a responsive system that shows where you are in your own consciousness. The world is your world. The world is your mind reflected back to you. So you see that there are many things that need to be shifted, and there are many things that need to be changed. When you are ensconced in the physicality of the material world, it gives you an idea of where your vibration is.

this is a benign universe in the sense that there is no judgment, there is no punishment. The world reflects your state of being, and when your world does not reflect back to you a state of being that you like or find enjoyable, it is only through shifting your own consciousness, shifting your own focus and your own responses to stimulus to the outside world, that you are able to shift the outside world. You are the creator, you are the maker of all things you see in front of you, you are the most powerful being, and you are divine in nature.

Jesus, My Autobiography, pp. 84, 90

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...