Letter to Barrack and Michelle Obama

August 5, 2008

Dear Barack and Michelle,

My wife and I believe in your ideals and want to do something to reflect the real issues people are concerned about in this presidential campaign and at this moment in human history. The enclosed brochure contains twenty two hard hitting ideas on t-shirts, buttons, hats and signs. Many reflect the consequences of continuing to have republican conservatism in the White House. The cynicism, greed and contempt for the public shown by big business and the Bush Administration is unacceptable and people who continue to reelect them need to see, clearly, what they are voting for.

One World

What would the world be like if, instead of competing for money, power and privilege, we cared more about becoming better people? To paraphrase Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong, as he set foot on the moon, July 20, 1969, That would be one small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind.

What would life be like if we cared more about how we treat ourselves and one another than how much money, power and privilege we amass? Instead of a Lower, Middle and Upper Class with an “external” value system, we would have something like a Lower, Middle and Upper Way with an “internal” value system. If we made the jump from one value system to the other today, many in the Upper Class would fall to the Lower Way because of the way they treat themselves and others and many from the Lower Class would rise to the Upper Way because of the way they treat themselves and others.

This is not to say there’s anything wrong with money, power and privilege; like every form of energy, it’s how we use it that matters. We can use energy in constructive ways or destructive ways. Think what would happen to the crime rate if our cultural focus shifted from competing for money, power and privilege to becoming better people. The crime rate would drop dramatically because learning how to treat ourselves and one another better is something we can all do. We all want to be loved and valued. Think what would happen in education if our primary goal became learning how to be who we loved to be and do what we loved to do instead of being who we’re told to be and doing what we’re told to do. Think of the natural passion, love and appreciation that change would unleash and what it would do for us as individuals and the world.

Changing Ourselves

When creating good jobs and safe products for a healthy economy issues from our desire to change ourselves and the world for the better, our universe becomes a safer place. When jobs and goods are created to make us rich and powerful in a competitive world where life is seen as a matter of survival of the fittest, we feel unsafe and insist on strong regulation to protect ourselves from divisiveness, blind ambition and outright lies. Great business leaders, great philosophers and great political and spiritual leaders like you would still arise, given the need, but for different reasons. We would aspire to greatness out of love of self and public service, not fear, egotism and a drive for self-survival in a hostile world. We CAN change ourselves and the world for the better if we replace the acquisition of money, power and privilege as our primary goal with the goal of learning how to treat ourselves and one another better.

If we want to survive as a species, we must realize what we’ve done is not nearly as important as what we do now and in the future. Too often we waste time finding fault with ourselves and the world, instead of using our time to create a better self and a better world.

We are both one AND separate but many of us forget this fact and think of ourselves as separate only. As a result, we ask, what’s going to work best for me? This sets us off in different directions, which inevitably leads to conflict and the need for strong external controls.

To achieve balance and SELF-control, we must first ask ourselves, what’s going to work best for ALL of us? This becomes a moral imperative, like “survival of the fittest” only, instead of a command that produces mindless and often destructive behavior; it asks a question that engages our minds in creative soul-searching, which leads to self-discovery and personal growth. We can further ask, what’s going to work best for ALL of us in personal terms, and in terms of business, education, the environment and peace? All are questions to engage the creative side of man for we are both the product of creation and the process of creation, itself.

To success for us all, my friends!

Regards,

Pete and Sandy

Peace!

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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THINK Outside the Box!

Think!

We are both the products of creation and creation itself. We are both one AND separate. We are both physical AND nonphysical (we dream and imagine, and “physical” reality only exists in the moment, as we know it). Each one of us is creating our own unique version of the universe from moment to moment, some of it shared and some not. There is no right or wrong, good or bad; there just IS. We have free will and there is nothing we HAVE to do, only what we want to do. Which self, which world do we want to create?

Why limit ourselves to small pictures of who we are and what reality is, and argue over justification for what often amounts to short-sighted, self-serving behavior that threatens our long term chances for survival? Let’s THINK outside the box and DO what works best for ALL of us because, ultimately, we all depend on each other to at least give us room to be, if not embrace us with love and appreciation.

Pete, http://diaryofamystic.com

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

To experience ourselves as physical beings in a physical world, SURVIVAL must be our most basic desire. When we decide life is a matter of SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, we inject unnatural and unnecessary elements of fear, competition and discrimination into the mix. Instead of developing ideas and strategies for everyone’s survival, we compete to become one of the few who is “worthy” of survival.

When we frame life in such hostile terms, love, wisdom and cooperation as a means to survival get thrown out the window to be replaced by secrecy, contempt and ruthless deceit. Why do we do this to ourselves? Are we bored? Is life so dull we need to spice it up with lies, exploitation and violence? Or, do we think we’re so bad we need to be punished?

What kind of world do we want to create and live in? What kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live? What kind of world do we want our children and their children to create and live in? How do we want them to be treated and how do we want them to treat others? Asking myself these questions brought me back to The Golden Rule:

Do Unto Others

The Golden Rule says, Do unto others AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM do unto you. It doesn’t say, Do unto others BEFORE  they do unto you, although this is the way some people like to interpret it. The first statement is creative and the other is reactive. Let’s stop reacting to life and get busy creating it. Treating each other the way we’d like to be treated, instead of treating each other the way we’re being treated, gives us a better chance of creating a safer and saner world. what do you think?

Pete, http://diaryofamystic.com 

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Be a shaper of reality, not a victim of it.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

After reliving this amazing bit of personal history in meditation, I began to see my parents in a new light. Instead of thinking about what they didn’t do, I began to think about what they did do!

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Belief Systems – A Message from Veronica

(VERONICA is channeled by medium April Crawford – Pete)

       “Every existence in the physical participates in a belief system that becomes relevant or irrelevant to the soul as it progresses.

     There is no judgement from our perspective of which system perpetuates evolvement or not.  Each experience is designed to bring clarity.  Since the soul energy is unique and omnipotent it is only natural that there would be a variety of choices for every soul in every lifetime.

     It is important for all souls incarnate to recognize the uniqueness they posses by existing in the physical.  The honoring of other soul choices should not be excluded on the path to individual evolvement.  As proven often in your physical sciences energy frequency is varied and multi-tiered in its intenseness.  It is only natural that there would be many approaches to the alignment of the core energy from which one emanates, i.e., the source of your soul.

     Questions have been posed as to the origin of our energy.  We are as yourselves only not continuing the physical line.  Our perspective is a bit broader due to the lack of linear drama often created on the way to understanding in physical.

     We seek not to pontificate on the path you should take.  We merely offer perspective on the truths you really already know & which you may have forgotten… or perhaps misinterpreted.

     There is not a correct single belief system since there are many varied consciousness souls currently involved in physical.  These systems are usually derived from culture, and serve the individual in their numerous lessons and perspectives.

     Religion in its linear form also can shade the beliefs of an individual.  We only remind you to seek the truth of your soul, not the outside dogma and ceremonies attached to a particular religious venue.

     Always seek the energy of your soul.  If indeed a particular path calls you then be where you must be.  Eventually the truth of eternity will find you, until then simply listen to your soul. 

     The voice of the inner will always be the clear one regardless of the volume of the many.”

                        –VERONICA

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Time for The Soul

A Message From VERONICA (Veronica is channeled through medium, April Crawford – Pete) 

      “The briskness of living leaves one breathless in the pursuit of the true purpose for incarnating.  We are often questioned on the “why” of one’s existence in a particular life process while the true desire of the soul appears to have been left behind or misplaced.

     There is great sorrow when one feels they have lost their way.  Whispers of the path sometimes echo in the mind but the chaos of daily living and survival suppress the opportunity for clarity.

     We have spoken to many of the frustrated individuals seeking “to right” the seemingly wrong turns of their life processes.  For the soul to blossom in a linear life there is need for focus and reflection without the interference of drama.

     We feel the tenseness in your energy as you read this.  The voice in your head immediately lists many reasons for the disconnect you feel from the world of the eternal.  Your work, relationship, children, family, etc. all have priority in the immediate moment for your attention.  There seems nothing left, and you are correct.

     The soul needs nurturing more than any other element in your life.  Everything else will eventually suffer without a solid connection to your soul and yourself.

     Yes, others have need of you but without your inner soul’s energy they will be unfulfilled.

     You have to have it to give it in other words.  Time for the soul is the best path to fixing the misaligned life you feel dissatisfied with.

     So what does one do to reconnect with the soul?  Give it time & attention so that it may communicate with you as intended when you decided upon a physical life.

     Begin by taking some moments in your morning and before you retire to clear your mind of all the dramas of the day.

     Give yourself permission to be still and tell others that you are meeting with your soul.  Begin slowly & realistically.  Be comfortable in those moments but most of all seek yourself, you know the one.  The one you never have time for… your soul.

     Attempt the process.  You may be surprised at the results”

           –VERONICA

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How Hearing the News Shapes Your Reality Creation – Seth

This is a bit long, it’s the whole deleted session from 12/03/77. But in my humble opinion, for the person truly interested in Reality Creation, it demands multiple readings because it is so powerful, and makes excellent arguments for not being led around by the nose by the mass-media 24/7 news outlets. – Rick, at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Seth_Practicing_Idealists/

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Patsy’s Near Death Experience

I walked across the street and up a short embankment and to the middle of the carport. Suddenly I was floating above my body which was laying on the carport. I had no sense of movement and I was not afraid. I was fully conscious. I looked down and wondered why my body was laying on the ground and I was in the air. I thought it was interesting how my body looked. I had never seen my body from this view before.

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Outer Senses and Inner Senses

Our intellectual abilities, in partnership with our physical senses, enable us to see the differences between things, to categorize and label them, and to manipulate data and information. They allow us to objectify our experience, see it from the outside in. Our intuitive abilities and inner senses, on the other hand, allow us to subjectify our experience or see it from the inside out.

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Changing Ourselves and the World for the Better

Life is a creative journey from beginning to end. We can choose to sit behind the steering wheel and consciously direct our own journey or sit in the passenger seat, leaving fate in control.

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Turning Hysteria into Sanity

A Nation of Hysterics

by Paul Campos

Lenore Skenazy, a columnist for The New York Sun, caused quite a stir earlier this month when she wrote about letting her 9-year-old son take a subway and bus by himself across Manhattan. The boy had been begging her to allow him to test his big city commuting skills on his own, and she finally agreed, handing him a map, a subway token, some quarters, and a $20 bill.

She didn’t give him her cell phone, nor did she secretly tail him as he sallied forth across Gotham alone.

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Post on Huffington Post

(Response to the tone of comments  on the Huffington Post, and in general, on other Blogs)

I once programmed myself to have a particular dream. I wanted know what it was like to be a snake and a shark, two beings that symbolize death to me. As a snake, in the first part of my dream, I felt profoundly vulnerable because I had no arms or legs. All I could do was crawl on my belly and use my mouth to defend myself. In the background of my mind was a memory of a time when the snake did have legs and lost them as a form of punishment for some past indiscretion. I couldn’t tell whether the vision was a projection of my mind or the snake’s and whether it was real or imagined. All I know is I felt uncomfortable and wanted to leave the mind of the snake.

I next found myself embedded in the consciousness of a shark. We were slowly approaching the side of a small boat with a large piece of fish hung over the side. A fisherman stood next to the bait holding a gaff in his hands, ready to hook the shark as it rose for the bait. I tried to reason with the shark but the idea of food filled its mind beyond reason. It was going to get that piece of fish or die in the process. Just before it lunged for the bait, I left its mind and woke myself up.

From some of the posts in response to this article, I get the same feeling I had inside the mind of my shark host – that reason has flown out the window for many of us. The shark in my dream let his hunger control his behavior while many of us today let fear control their behavior.

Let’s all stand up and face the challenges confronting us today with calm, honesty and dignity. By changing ourselves for the better, we can change the world for the better. – Pete

Change Ourselves

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The Value of an Idea is in the Reality it Creates

When it comes to running our country and even our personal lives, it often looks like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.

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Lies, and the Crying Liars Who Tell Them

Veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield is co-anchor of the trial coverage program Banfield and Ford: Courtside (weekdays from 1-3 p.m. ET) on IN SESSION.

Posted February 16, 2008 | 02:48 PM (EST), The Huffington Post

Hand me a tissue, please .. I’m about to be sick. Criminal defendants who lie through their tears in an effort to engender our sympathy deserve an extra consecutive sentence tagged onto their punishment.

Take for instance Bobby Cutts Jr. an Ohio police officer who was found guilty on Friday of aggravated murder, a death penalty eligible crime. The verdict was reached just 4 days after he led us down a tearful garden path on the witness stand. A blubbering Mr. Cutts tried to persuade the world that he was so spooked after “accidentally” killing his girlfriend Jessie Davis, 9 months pregnant at the time and the mother of his 2 year old son, that he wrapped up her body, and dumped her in a national park, all the while abandoning his toddler son at the murder scene. The hungry child was found wandering about in a soiled diaper, near an open bottle of bleach (used to destroy forensic evidence, no less), more than 24 hours later. For nine days, Jessie and her fetus were left to rot, while 2,000 volunteers searched for her, and while Bobby Cutts pleaded with the country for her safe return.

It brings to mind Susan Smith, another peach of a criminal defendant who back in 1994 tried to convince everyone that she’d been the victim of a car-jacking in which a black man had abducted her two precious baby boys. The story was simply riveting. For nine days we listened to her repeated pleas for the safe return of those boys. Then police discovered that Smith, herself, had strapped those children into their car-seats, and rolled the vehicle into a lake, drowning them to appease her boyfriend. She’s serving 30 to life in South Carolina.

Next up, Scott Peterson, the murderous husband who killed his wife Laci (also 9 months pregnant) back in 2002. For four months, Laci’s body, and that of their unborn son Conner, decomposed under the waters of San Francisco Bay. All the while, Scott tearfully navigated his way through countless interviews, pleading for us to help find his beloved wife. But a jury convicted him of the crime, and he, himself, is now rotting on Death Row.

The unbridled insolence, the contemptuous gall, and the shameless audacity of these uncommon criminals all serve to highlight why we employ aggravating and mitigating penalty phases in American jurisprudence. Some people’s crimes are beyond the pale. And just when you think they can’t get any worse, they do. These liars cry like babies, and beg for our love and our sympathy. More often than not we oblige. But when their duplicitous deceit is exposed, we at least get retribution… sentences that equate to a life-long “time-out” or a deadly “lights-out.”

Read more at Ashleighbanfield.com.

My post (Google: Worldchangeguy) in response to Asheigh’s article,

In the Stallone movie, Rambo, from the moment you see the Burmese General overseeing the killing of villagers in the Golden Triangle formed by the boarders of Laos, Burma and Thailand, you’re saying to yourself; “This guy needs to die!” If this is ALL we think about then, of course, we’ll want to see this guy (or girl) die. This movie, like many others involving crime and punishment, satisfies our lust for vengeance. But, what do we learn from it all? How do we grow from this experience?

While part of me was outraged by the actions of the General and his men, another, wiser, part of me was asking, why? What was behind these actions? Who was paying or encouraging the General and his men to do these awful things? What ideas made it OK for these people to justify such outrageous behavior?

Every thought is a suggestion. Until we learn to look at the reasons why we do things, we’ll be the victims of our reality, not the creators of it. Nor will we be able to help ourselves or others become better versions of ourselves if we continue to focus on the results of our actions and not their source. We need to expand our vision, not limit it.

How we define ourselves and the world around us forms our intent, which, in turn, forms our reality. To believe in separation and scarcity is to create a world dominated by fear, competition and violence. To believe in oneness and sharing is to create a world where love, partnership and peace prevail.

Which self, which world do we want to create?

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Baby’s Defining Moment

The first actively conscious memory of my life occurred when I was nine months old. It was a highly charged experience, filled with insight, anger, pain and pleasure Continue reading

Victims of Our Own Thinking

How often do we stop to examine the ideas that motivate, or drive, us to see where they’re taking us as we create our reality from moment to moment? Judging from our concern about human overcrowding, disease, increased global warming from human activity, increasing interpersonal and international conflict, and general planetary degradation, it is safe to assume we don’t examine our motives, where they come from and where they are taking us, as well and as often as we should.

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Dreams of My Unborn Grandson

The following Saturday, October 6, 1990, Crystal and Mike stopped by for a visit and stayed for lunch. I shared my dream with them, including the fact that the baby in the dream was a boy. Crystal responded with, “That’s nice, dad, but Mike and I know it’s a girl.”
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A Christmas Eve Surprise

Just before leaving for work at 2 PM, I had a talk with my Inner Self (that magical “inner” part of us that literally transforms the energy of our thoughts and emotions into reality, the Genie in our bottle). I asked to have a great time at work (I’m a bus driver for Sonoma County Transit), since it was Christmas Eve and I had to work.  Continue reading

Saving Ourselves from Ourselves

“We have met the enemy and he is us!” – Pogo (an old comic strip character)

There are two types of fear. There is natural fear, which is life giving and unnatural fear, which is life destroying. Natural fear is how we react to an immediate threat, like removing our hand from a hot stove. Unnatural fear results when we fail to face up to fearful thoughts and emotions that have no basis in our immediate reality. One popular definition of unnatural “fear” is “False Evidence Appearing Real.” In the Middle East, fear is turning into anger and hate.

As we think, we create. We know this intuitively so when we imagine a frightening event growing out of something we’ve done or something we’re doing, we fear it might become real (what we give is what we get), especially when we feel guilt or shame as a result of our own actions or inactions.

For example, when we habitually eat more food than our bodies need, drink too much alcohol, take too many drugs, smoke, or refuse to exercise and develop skills that give us value to others, we know we’ll suffer somehow and at some point in our lives as a result of our own actions or inactions.

The same holds true when someone far away threatens to kill us and we don’t ask why. How can we resolve this situation peacefully by reacting to it with violence? Why would we choose to react this way unless we’re afraid to know why this person wants to kill us? Are we afraid to admit we’re doing something to piss this person off or that we’re too insensitive and uncaring to want to know what’s making him or her feel that way?

If we allow ourselves to live in a state of unnatural fear too long, we’ll become polarized and insane; oops, too late! We become dysfunctional. Eventually, dis-ease turns into disease and worse, as we can see.

The more we fear something, the more we give it power. To remove the source of unnatural fear from our lives and keep ourselves from stewing in our own juices, we need to face our unnatural fears, understand them, embrace them and move through them back to love and understanding. There are reasons why everything happens and we know that. Too often we don’t want to know what those reasons are because we may have to do something about them, like change how we think, what we do, and how we live.

There are two types of aggression in the world as well, “destructive” aggression and “constructive” aggression. What we see in our government today is destructive aggression. One of my old college physics instructors used to call this the “Brute Strength and Ignorance method” of solving problems. He discouraged us from using this method in solving physics problems. I suspect it was a shrewd way of telling us to find better ways to solve life’s problems as well.

The Bush administration falls into the Brute Strength and Ignorance category of solving problems and it scares us all because we know unpleasant consequences grow out of contempt and violent confrontation. When our own government tries to blind us with fear and invade our privacy, while shrouding their own in greater and greater secrecy; when it builds private armies to defend itself against us; when it uses our collective wealth and credit to build detention centers in our own country to disappear dissenters, we’re in grave trouble. We have become our own worst enemy and it’s time to save ourselves from ourselves.

As humans, we know we’re all going to die some day, some how. Why not focus on creating a pleasing reality so we can go out with dignity, knowing we’ve done the best job we can in creating it? Which self, which world do we want to create, and leave behind for our children?

Which Self

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The Universe as Teacher

Nov. 9, 2007 

Dream Journal entry: Includes information from the movie, Running With Scissors, based on the memoir by Augusten Burroughs; two dreams and the clear realization upon awakening: I love being in control of myself!

In the movie, Running With Scissors, the young teenage boy’s parents are in the process of breaking up.  The mother, an aspiring poet, indulges her son by keeping him out of school and with her at home.  After her husband leaves, she hands her son off to her psychiatrist, who adopts him.  Everyone around Augusten is repressed and dysfunctional, except the psychiatrist who’s just plain wacky.  At one point the boy bemoans the fact that he lacks anyone to set limits and controls for him.  After several years of desperation he decides to take responsibility (control) for himself.  He leaves for New York to make it on his own and ends up writing several books, including the memoir upon which the movie is based. 

In the first dream I wake up in what seems to be this reality when I sense threatening activity around me.  Something is being placed on my bed behind me.  I’m lying on my right side and when I open my eyes to look around, I see two black human shapes (shadow people?), one on either side of my bed.  The one behind me has put something on my bed. Without turning my head I can see him and the stack of magazines he’s placed in the crook of my legs.  The black shadow person in front of me is attempting to reach for something on my bedside stand but stays beyond my reach.  I try to yell and grab him but I have no control over my body; I can’t make it move.  Eventually, I force a weak yell out, and worry that my wife heard it in her bedroom.  At that point I’m able to move my body and the shadow people disappear.  (I look at the shadow people in this dream as a device to get my attention, not harm me.  In other dreams, cutting my hand or doing something else that’s ordinarily painful wakes me up to something I need to remember, perhaps the dream experience itself.)

My mind was fully alert in this experience but my body wouldn’t respond to my commands (intent) to move.  When I do regain control I get out of bed and go to the window, evidently still in the dream.  The window is opaque, like a bathroom window, and smaller than the window in my “real” bedroom.  When I open it, it’s daylight and men are working in my back yard, landscaping it.  I talk to them for a minute, then I’m off into another dream.  In this one, I meet a wealthy man and his family and get invited to their large farm in the foothills of a small city or town.  Once there I realize, while the family may be wealthy, it’s not any more functional than the families portrayed in the movie, Running With Scissors.  Everyone in the wealthy family seems to have their own problems and live in their own world.  As I wake up in this reality I’m greeted by the graphic affirmation: I love being in control of myself!   I can’t decide whether this message is a conclusion drawn by my own mind or if it’s the final element in this series of productions that have been so magically presented to me. 

Collective Spontaneity versus Central Command and Control

Since retiring in late 2006, I’ve had to make adjustments to old behavior patterns because I want to maintain both my physical and mental health.   I’ve done well in some areas but not so well in others.  For example I’ve continued my morning stretching routine although I’ve cut out some calisthenics, and my wife and I walk four miles about three times a week.  In spite of this and an affirmation about how I love to look and feel great, I’ve gained about sixteen pounds since retiring.  I love to eat and even though I repeat my affirmation and exercise almost every day, I haven’t taken full responsibility for controlling my diet.  I’m taking in more calories than my body needs and letting myself eat and drink things my body no longer likes.  My stomach has become sensitive to bread products.  They cause irritation and indigestion, and if I have more than one drink of alcohol, I get a headache.

When I look at my physical body, I see a colony of 50 to 100 trillion cells, each one conscious in its own right, yet separate and unique.  And most amazing, they all work together to give me this whole body experience I so often take for granted, no matter how or what I think of my body and how I treat it.   In one way this is my body and in another way it’s the collective expression of all the cells that comprise it.  It sounds like society doesn’t it?  Do I, as the “head” of this collective society, take full command and do as I alone see fit or do I listen to my body and work with it?  What’ going to work best for ALL of us?

The movie I saw last night and the dreams I had this morning argue in favor of Collective Spontaneity yet the conclusion drawn by these experiences lead me to conclude that I love being in control of myself!  Could it be that we need to strike a balance between the two, that we need to be open to both Collective Spontaneity and Central Command and Control?  I do need to exercise more control over what I eat and drink if I want to maintain my desired weight and level of health and vigor.  As the eyes and ears of this body who is in a better position to do that?  But, do I overstep my bounds and put us all in jeopardy when I, the outer self or ego, over inflate the value of my role while diminishing the role and value of others in this collective endeavor we call life?   Is it wise for me to stop listening to my body and the higher levels of consciousness that would give me wisdom and support through insight and understanding?  Is it wise for you to ignore the needs of your body and surrounding reality? And, is it wise for political leaders to ignore the needs of its citizens and surrounding countries?

Dis-ease leads to disease.  To prevent disease, we need to pay attention to the messages of dis-ease in our minds, bodies and surrounding environment.  If we refuse to do so it is at our own peril.  We’re all going to die or leave this field of experience some day, of that there’s no doubt, but we do have some measure of control over how and when it happens.  

How we define ourselves and the world around us forms our intent, which, in turn, forms our reality.  The purpose, or challenge, of life is to learn how to use thought in its various forms to shape energy into a pleasing reality.  The prize is a sense of satisfaction, a feeling of a job well done. And, like learning to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression.  It is a great balancing act where one must accept falling down in the course of learning how to stand up. (From: We Create Our Own Reality)

Remember:

Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and you an artist.  With thoughts in the forms of belief, attitude, value and expectation you paint the landscape of your life.  Create a great day!

Energetic Awareness/Infinite Form

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Intuition – Invisible Acts of Power

There is a deep-seated misconception that being intuitive is a gift. It’s not. There is no such thing as a gift for intuition. I have finally realized that courage is the true gift, and intuition is sharpened as a result. Either you develop the ability to respond physically to what you are hearing, feeling, and sensing on the inside-or you don’t. Responding to others takes guts. What determines whether or not you have those guts is self-esteem. It is a strong sense of self. It is a willingness and ability to take charge of yourself.

You don’t need a lot of self-esteem. A little bit goes a long way; suddenly you are generous enough to give up the need to control other people. You don’t need to become 100% empowered. A 51% to 49% ratio will do the trick. Just get to the point where you’re conscious enough to hold yourself accountable for your own feelings. Just admit that you’re jealous, or embarrassed, or that you could betray a friend. Just get a little bit honest with your shadow. The moment you arrive there, you can really start dealing with your life.

You can’t live your life if all you focus on is how other people’s shadows have hurt you, you poor thing. You’ve got to get to the point where you look at the weapon that you’ve hidden in your own dark space. When you get to that point you can start looking at the healing of your self-esteem. As soon as that self-esteem is in place in a little bit of a way, you don’t pretend you don’t see that homeless person. You acknowledge that, “I see that person and I’m choosing to ignore that person.”

You don’t turn away and engage in conversation with a friend, in order to convince the friend that you didn’t see the homeless person. You don’t worry that if you didn’t do this, your friend might think you’re a terrible person because you’re walking by; you’re hoping that they think, “She didn’t see the homeless person because she’s talking to me.” At the same time you’re hoping the homeless person doesn’t say anything to the two of you, and become impossible to ignore, because you don’t want to part with a dollar.

That’s a lot of psychic drama, all because you don’t want to admit that, intuitively, you feel the energy of that homeless person; you go to all this trouble to avoid taking action on your intuitive hit. You’ve just received an intuitive hit, and not acted on it. That’s low self-esteem. If your intuition gave you the perfect instructions for your own physical healing, are you then going to say, “I can’t do it. What will the neighbors think?”

You might be worried about the state of the world, at the twenty thousand children dying each day in poor countries. Yet think of the problems of our own culture: People lying twenty thousand times a month. Which is the greater tragedy? In our culture, our poverty of spirit is horrible. Most of us are far more focused on managing other people’s dishonesty than in developing our own wisdom.

In 1975 I attended my very first lecture on consciousness. I was in my early twenties, and it was the first time I’d seen someone from the East. The teacher said, “The best gift you can give anyone in this life is to become a fully congruent human being.” The first thought I had in response was, “In a world that’s starving, what kind of self-centered, selfish idea is that?’ But today, I can’t imagine a more compassionate thing. The finest force you can be is a fully congruent soul.

When you have healthy self-esteem, you stop worrying what anyone else will say or think about what you’re doing. You glide with life, going where you’re called. Your intuition leads you effortlessly into acts of service. You channel grace. Even just closing your eyes and thinking about a problem, you channel grace.

About the author:
Caroline Myss, Ph.D., is dedicated to creating educational programs in the field of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and advancing the science of medical intuition. Her book Anatomy of the Spirit (Three Rivers, 1997), was a New York Times best seller.

More information at: http://www.HealingTheHeartOfTheWorld.com

Permission granted for this excerpt by © 2007 Elite Books

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No Fear

NO FEAR

Fear is the true root of all mishap.

A creator of victims, that starts as a

small spark of insecurity.

Igniting our frame with the doubt of ourselves

and our abilities to manifest that which is

perfect for our growth,

            it multiplies in our psyche

creating images many times their actual size

            blinding us to the vast possibilities within our grasp.

We become fascinated with fear’s expansion

feeling fully compelled to feed it.

Suddenly fear becomes larger than ourselves

and we are lost within its grasp.

Better to live fearlessly.

Rip it from your heart deliberately.

Experience that eternal moment of freedom

often mistaken for emptiness.

Allow love to flow in.

You’ll never miss fear once it’s gone.

It is only the anticipation of fear leaving

that begs it to stay.

Let it go……..

Fear will lie to you

in its quest for survival.

Fear is necessary

only to itself.

See the truth.

Know

No fear

Although many of the entities that communicate via April Crawford’s Deep Trance Channeling ability speak and use body language, some of them communicate in handwriting or by typing on a computer keyboard.  The above message was typed by one of the entities during one of the keyboard sessions.  Copyright April Crawford.

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Finding the Creative Hand of God in the Strangest Place, a Sexual Experience of a Five Year Old Boy (Sexually Explicit)

After shutting the trap door behind us, “A” suggests we pull our pants down so we can examine each other’s butts.

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The Official Answers Are No Answers At All – Seth

You are therefore in the process of bringing from your own psyches a new birth, from which, if you will forgive me, new ceremonies and organizations will spring. The birth of civilizations begins within the individual and the mass psyche, and springs outward.

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Our Need for Positive Thoughts – Seth

Your body reacts to your thoughts. It does no good to take ten minutes a day and give yourself good suggestions and say, “I am brave, I am strong, I am healthy and young and rich,” and spend the rest of the time saying to yourself, “I am poor, I am getting old, I feel sore, or it is a cruddy world.” You are hypnotizing yourself.

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