Archive for February, 2014

How to Make Sure You’re Not Practicing Black Magic(k) By Accident

I’m not linking to the site where this comment appeared, because I do not wish to drop the referenced image anymore into the collective awareness than it already is. Nor do I wish to call out someone whom I know harbors no ill intent. I don’t know if my comment will see the light of day or not, but the concept bears mentioning:

Raven:

“This artist is doing a really fine job of providing endless mental images of what we do not want to happen. Why do you keep posting them? When people carry these images in their mind they create that reality. This isn’t waking up, it’s creating doom.”

[followed by a couple disbelieving/scoffing comments from others]

My response (currently awaiting moderation):

Raven is absolutely right in her comment on the ___ article. Anytime someone uses creativity to produce an extremely negative-oriented vision, especially via artwork and visual symbols, they are actually practicing the black magic(k) so many of you fear from the “Illuminati.”

That’s exactly what they do in Hollywood, in the mass televised rituals, etc. Jon Rappoport has written about the power of art, and it works both ways. We can use our creative powers to paint portals to more positive realities, to reclaim symbols or energies for our own preferred intentions … or we can (whether consciously or not) create spells via symbols and/or words that usher in the doom in far more powerful ways than the Illuminati/archons, etc. can do on their own. They cannot, by themselves, create. They use humanity’s imagination and power to create.

Just an FYI. It’s one reason I keep suggesting that people study metaphysics and magic(k). When you know how this stuff works, you become extremely careful not to do someone else’s black magic(k) and creating for them. Imagination and art are the most powerful forces in the universe. They can be fueled by love, hate or confusion. Love is powerful, but, contrary to the Beatles song, love is not “all you need.” Imagination creates and thus deserves extreme respect if we do not wish to mis-create.

I know you and the artist aren’t intentionally practicing black magic(k), but tapping into creative inspiration and imagination and then focusing those intently into a negative or harmful reality/form is actually the very definition of black magic(k).

Update: please see comments below for an important distinction between Shadow Work and black magick.

Why You’ll Want a Garden This Year

Long term blog readers know I love my organic garden and all the adventures and delicious produce it provides. I generally like to focus on the positive motivations of gardening: fresher produce, grounding with the planet, chance to observe and commune with Nature, greater independence and cost savings. This year, though, the world –particularly the US — faces some potentially major food shortages. All of the greatest food providing regions in our country and many others around the world are experiencing either severe drought, unprecedented snowstorms, or major floods. You can read articles like “How to Beat Coming Killer Food Shortages” and “California Drought Threatens Entire Country. Three Pictures Show How Bad It Really Is” to find very sobering maps, photos and statistics.

I’ve already suggested people on the West Coast build orgone chembusters to break up the geo-engineering chemtrails exacerbating the situation. You can find substantial evidence for weather manipulation if you look for it. Some theorize that “someone” is trying to keep the Fukushima radiation cloud from hitting the West Coast, but even assuming this as a “benevolent” intention, the fact remains that most of America’s food comes from California. After hearing that the Fed’s won’t provide them water (or worse, are trying to allow private companies to claim available water!), farmers have decided to plant far fewer crops or none at all. Fruit and nut orchards face devastating consequences from the worst drought in 500 years. Prices will skyrocket as the longer term effects play out — unless other regions step in to fill the void.

Every crisis presents opportunities to grow and thrive. With the technology and know-how now available for growing in small places and growing indoors in off-grid greenhouses, people looking to fill a definite need would be wise to investigate ways to produce organic foods in their area. Next winter will likely highlight the worst effects from the California and Western droughts, since the rest of the country doesn’t tend to grow food in winter. We have about 9 months to shift that dynamic, and we would be wise to do so. Those reading from other countries would also be wise to explore ways of becoming more self-sufficient, especially with an eye towards fall and winter. California exports a lot of food to other countries. If you value food, you’ll want to find ways of replacing those imports into your own nation.

People without their own land can join community gardens or team up with neighbors who have yards but don’t garden. Offering a share of produce in exchange for the land brings benefits to both parties. People who have a little space can learn from this earlier post about maximizing vertical growing space. The Organic Prepper article I linked to in the beginning also shares great information on intensive gardening. Those who have land but not much sun, can look forward to a future article I’ll post on tips for gardening well in moderate shade. For getting the most out of very small spaces, I suggest tiered raised beds like the InstaBed Cubic Foot Gardening system or The Garden Tower Project.

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I used three of the InstaBed’s last year, and the black beds raised soil temperatures enough that we had tomatoes far earlier than anyone else we knew. In retrospect, I would suggest building those in concentric circles rather than the “cascade” setup and also splurging on the extra soil mixture to fill the beds completely, rather than backfilling them with compost. Ours sank a lot! We did, however, have highly, highly productive plants. The InstaBeds work better for backyard gardens, as they look less attractive until your plants cover the black plastic. The Garden Tower Project, by contrast, offers a complete system –vermicomposting, gardening, fertilizing and extra compost creation — and looks especially attractive in the terra cotta version. You could totally display a Garden Tower in your front or side yard! I plan to order one myself just to demo for our town. Maybe some locals will decide to buy them for winter gardening or an off grid greenhouse by next fall.

Those who already do garden and who love to garden: please consider planting extra this year. I’ve composted and mulched our entire front yard as an experiment but also because I anticipated the coming food shortage. I intend to plant edible ornamentals far beyond our own needs, just in case neighbors can’t afford their own food. If we don’t need all that produce, then it will still look pretty, or I can donate to food banks, but in the event we need an urban farm … um … we’ll have it! LOL, but seriously. I’ve layered up so much compost and wood mulch that I hope the front won’t need much, if any watering, especially after all this snow. You can’t put wood mulch right next to veggies, as it will rob nitrogen, but in between plants, the wood mulch stores many times its weight in water, slowly releasing it to the soil as needed. Leaf mulch works great closer to each plant, and the more organic matter you add to your soil, the more water it will hold.

All these tips represent practical, 3D things you can do, and I highly recommend doing any or all of them. Even if you can’t become 100% food self-sufficient, you’ll still save money on produce and eat fresher food. On more metaphysical levels, those in drought areas can pray for rain, make offerings to the water spirits, and/or do rain dances. I’ve shared before just how effective rain dances and working with the Elementals can be! Every time I mention this again, more people tell me their amazing stories of Nature’s response. We can also work with the plant Deva’s, asking them to nurture our gardens and farms. Organic and heirloom plants work best for this, since Nature and Nature Spirits don’t dig on GMO’s! At all.

Companion planting and certain “stinky” flowers will help with unwanted bugs. Marigolds and red geraniums not only look pretty; they also repel unwanted eaters. Various herbs and flowers like lavender, borage and zinnias attract beneficial insects that eat the eaters. By working with Nature, you can let Nature do much of the work for you. Gardening need not take massive amounts of time. Work smart and sacredly, not hard. 🙂

On an even more metaphysical/magical level, you can practice generating “supply” with your mind. This takes instant manifestation up several notches, so that you can actually create something out of the ideal in your mind. Thanks to Ariadne Stardust for the suggestion to read Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East by Baird T. Spalding. David owned this set when we first moved in together, and I’ve reached over it every day to answer the phone since we moved to Goshen! Whether or not you believe the adventures occurred exactly as written, the techniques work. I’ve long practiced versions of them just on my own — manifesting things I need within moments to days of visualizing and requesting. Someone either gives them to me, I find them on super-duper sales, or sales clerks remark that they’ve “never seen this item in inventory before. It’s not even in our computer!” Hmmm, well, fancy that. 😉

I don’t tell this to many people and no one believes me when I do, but I will share it here as relevant: I once created seven $10 bills out of thin air. They literally appeared as crisp, new $10 bills inside a previously empty hat. It freaked me out so much I never did it again that way, but I know for an experiential fact that we can supply ourselves with what we need. Emphasis on need, not for party tricks. My late friend Leigh went through a period of extreme poverty before she passed. She would often go to the grocery store with no money in her purse, select everything she needed to purchase, and when she checked out, she’d find exact change in her purse to pay for her goods.

While married, I went through a period in which money flowed out more than it came in, and I remembered Leigh’s experiences. I would select whatever we needed without tallying up the cost. Every time, it always came in just under what I had to spend — even if that took 75% off sales to make it happen. It always did. I also frequently found unexpected $20 bills in pockets or wrapped around credit cards, which I know did not exist until I needed them. I share these details here not to brag, but as testimony that we have many ways of meeting our needs. Whether food or money to buy food, the principle remains the same: tuning into the pure image of what we need and then allowing the Divine Spirit to respond and create through us.

I truly believe all the challenges facing our wold today offer opportunities to return to our Divine connection, spiritual tools and natural abilities. Faery tales — great repositories of truth — describe so many situations in which people with pure hearts receive even the most impossible gifts. People say with scorn, “Oh, that’s just a fairy tale, a myth,” in order to dismiss something as ridiculous. I could not disagree more. Our weakness, disconnection and “need” to struggle are the biggest lies ever told. Faery tales, folklore, ballads, and myths — real ones, not Disney — give us clues and wisdom for a return to more magical lives.

Blessed Be, and be the blessing!

I Kissed A Starfish – Birthday Thoughts & Beyond

Some fun, funny and insightful birthday reflections from Tania Marie, who celebrated 41 years and eternity yesterday!

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butterfly So today I began a new rebirthing cycle, as I celebrated another year upon this Earth plane. And it was like any other day-in-the-life of me, with the added infusion of a little extra self-honoring and gratitude I chose to gift myself with.

Yet, it seems that the Universe had it’s own surprises in store, including one of the things I’ve been wishing to do for a while – to kiss a Starfish.

But let me step back for a moment to share a few thoughts that have been percolating the last few weeks.

For one, I’ve been reflecting on how excited I’ve been to continue moving forward in my life and now on my way to 50. I know that may sound strange to some, but I smile and giggle each time I think of my chronological age.

I have no concept of what 50 is “supposed” to be…

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Lance White, “Zany Mystic” ~ How to Raise and Validate Vibration

Today we have a guest post by Lance White, aka “Zany Mystic.” He shares some valuable insights and reminders — in particular, that “we are all awakening right now.” “There is no ‘false morality,’ good or bad involved. The choices revolve around the intent. If one’s desire or intent is to fully awaken, then that which we do that keeps us asleep is something that will come up over and over and over, until we thoroughly examine it, process and move on.” I would also add that we each have very different ideas of what constitutes “awakening,” and some processes may be mutually exclusive with both parties feeling extremely grateful for their own, very different chosen path. One person’s definition of “low vibrational hell” may be another’s definition of “enlightenment,” and vice versa. For now. As Lance says, getting stuck in judgment serves no one.

We live in a vast Multiverse, capable of offering all varieties of experiences. Though it sounds like trite philosophy, I was recently reminded again that we cannot assume there is one, definitive, preferred version of reality. Not everyone wants freedom of choice, even if that means liberation from the things they claim to fear. Most people actually prefer fewer options to infinite ones, because accepting responsibility for infinite choices terrifies and overwhelms them to the point of scorn, ridicule, or even rage. For now.

Sometimes the mirroring process Lance describes below simply indicates “not a vibrational match.” That mismatch need not include any judgment either way, but when one or both parties attempts to mediate too large of a mismatch, then both parties lower their vibration.

Soooo, if you find yourself attracting both irate/aggressive/challenging and blessed/joyful/understanding encounters, observe with whom you’re having each type of encounter. Pay attention to your feelings about each person. When your vibration begins to rise/expand, you will often attract the wrath of or betrayal by someone who represents what you’re moving away from, while simultaneously attracting some kind of wonderful validation from someone you’ve long admired. The negative encounters often rattle us so much that we forget to appreciate our Universe’s impeccable timing as we continue to dance and twirl through Life.

“Not a vibrational match” to one thing or person always brings with it the chance to observe what and whom we do match. If we like that new match, then we’re moving in our intended direction. If we receive indications that we’re not a vibrational match with someone who represents what and how we do wish to live, then we would be wise to reevaluate. Do we really want that in our lives? If not, then it’s not a match. Time to move on. If we do still feel deep longing to experience that level of awareness or mode of being, then what areas might need additional release and tweaking? Appropriate action will proceed from this new found clarity.

Here’s Lance:

How to Raise and Validate Vibration
By Lance White, aka “Zany Mystic”

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This is one of the most important questions that we can and do have, which was asked in the Galactic History Discussion Group on Facebook recently. Below is my reply, which is a “first blush” response, and by no means can it begin to cover even a fragment; but, it does open the dialogue. Enjoy!

There is so much info describing how to raise your vibration, what are the signs that tell us we have raised our vibration to a higher level?

Good question! One of the ways is to use the “self-referencing system” of mirroring, which the Essenes perfected. The basic idea is this: everything we experience is a mirror of our own “vibration”. The more we release our own dark shadow aspects, the lighter and less dense. Feeding the lower vibrations opens more doors to repeating. Many situations that “recur” or recycle, are there as spirals of similar events we have already been through – on a higher or lower level. In a descending spiral, our lives continue to decline. An example might be addictions – sex, drugs, alcohol, etc. Nothing wrong with those things in themselves, except they can become traps. How many people do we know “trapped” in abusive relationships, horrible jobs, alcoholism, drug abuse, etc. These are all patterns coming up to experience and choose. The problem is the repetition creates a pattern, which becomes a groove, which becomes a descending spiral.

There is a neutral space and a positive spiral, which “ascends” when the person clears and processes lower frequency choices. We usually know when we’re “choosing the higher”, because it’s often the most difficult. Letting go of the mirror of an abusive relationship, one example. The mirror changes for the better, when we learn to love ourselves, the most difficult lesson here, it seems! I’ve seen many with addictions literally turn their lives around, and vice versa. A roller coaster of experiences, to be sure. There is no “false morality”, good or bad involved. The choices revolve around the intent. If one’s desire or intent is to fully awaken, then that which we do that keeps us asleep is something that will come up over and over and over, until we thoroughly examine it, process and move on. If one was abused in childhood, the most common occurrence here, this entails a lot of forgiveness. The easiest way to tell for me is usually how much friction is being mirrored back at me? A day full of angry drivers, mad people at the store, insults or problems, is a warning signal that I need to look at my own vibration and see what I MAY be stuffing that wants to manifest in “the mirror”.

When the mirror is showing me positive feedback, it’s like landing lights on a runway. The “feedback loops” are positive and showing a higher vibration. At some point, by taking the “higher, more difficult road”, the lower fades into the distance. Like walking up a hiking trail, from a busy city, we become “entranced” by the beauty and spirit of nature, taking delight in the smallest of things, as the spirit of life reveals itself to us, along the way…

Joy, bubbling happiness, loving self-talk, energy, flowing synchronicity, productivity, ease, desire to expand in loving ways, inspirations and creativity. Calm. Seeing beauty.

Excellent, K! A higher vibrational state shifts us out of feelings like isolation, loneliness, fear, depression, apathy, disconnectedness, etc. We feel connected to everything, loving, peaceful, inspired, motivated, energetic, surrounded by friends that include all life forms seen and unseen, synchronicity appears more frequently, we’re “in the flow”, the world seems to roll out a magic carpet, wherever we go…

This question is vital for all of us, in our “awakening process”. It is a process which has ups and downs, recurring spirals, traps, chutes and mazes! We are not yet Fully Conscious Beings. To clarify: we are all in an “awakening process”, which is a continuum, that is not linear, but is multi-dimensional and through consciousness, ever-expanding. Some are “a bit faster or ahead”, others appear to be closer to walking zombies. In the overall “scheme of things”, relating to larger cycles of time, which are all nested “out of time and space”, the differences are non-existent. Those who become smug at being “leaders or way showers” may not realize the relative insignificance of the timing. We cannot “see” or truly know what the Higher Self of anyone else is doing with the extension that’s in this earthly maze. This is why judgment is impractical – it holds our own frequency down, and keeps us from ascending within. It’s worse, when we’re right, since being right creates false righteousness, an even denser emotion to become dis-entangled with.

I was contemplating other ways to know, and this is part of the “knowing” that one is in a higher vibration: when we can go into nature and be still… without paying attention to the endless chatter in our minds, which is the machinery grinding away relentlessly, the stillness opens us up to the Subtle Vibrations. For example, go into a park or back yard, into nature; listen. Just listen. Be still. Thank the voices for sharing and watch them leave your mind space. Now, tune into the sounds… most likely, if you’re not in a city, this is easy – there are birds chattering! Tune into the sounds of nature and just be with it, listening. Hear the sounds. Do you think that the Blue Jay is speaking Chinese, while the Robin is talking in Latin? All the different voices understand one another. There is no “Tower of Babel” in nature! That is a mind creation. There are no separations between the human heart, right? The heart of a Japanese, a Russian, an American, a straight a gay, etc., all beat to a similar tune and are “fired” by the same Source energy. Period. No distinctions. The same Source keeps a cabal member or banker alive. An open heart “communes” with like vibrations.

Our hearts are aligned with the beating heart of the planet, a living Being having its own process of awakening, which in tune beats to the beat of the Sun, the Galactic Center, etc. What is different is what we are “tuned TO”. The frequencies of higher vibrations cannot be heard with a heart that has no feeling. A being without conscience doesn’t “hear” pain and suffering, as there is no empathy. By tuning, developing Empathy, which requires some stillness and most important, Listening – this is how we can “tune” and hear, without our physical ears, the song of life, the songs of the planets and the Universe. It is subtle. If you’re tuned to building your own Empire, accumulating vast wealth, then that has a certain vibration. It excludes organic, subtle realms. This is why the EU and corporations can literally bulldoze small, organic farms and promote GMO and chemicals. No conscience or empathy. We can directly see what that vibration produces, as “fruit”.

Nature requires certain “protocols or etiquette”. To the nature spirits, we are like bulldozers that stomp through their beautiful creations, unconscious and unaware, tossing cans, bottles and junk out the windows of our cars, which we use to further distance ourselves from all there is to be experienced. Many drive from shopping malls to work, park in huge garages, then go to the store to get processed dead food, to begrudgingly cook for members of our human family that now are a “task” at some level. Work is dreaded, lives have become a horrible movement from one inorganic place to another, in vibrations that assault the senses and shut down the subtle senses. I’m not talking about those here, who know this, I’m saying that for most of the humans on earth, the choices have been reduced to existing, not LIVING fully and communing. This is a process that requires both “doing and non-doing”, but most of all it requires deep levels of honesty and truthfulness within.

So, tune to the birds…they all understand one another and surprisingly, they “get” us too! There are no language barriers in silence. This is where we can meet “in the middle” and strengthen our empathic and telepathic skills! They work in the field of consciousness, so expand your field to embrace, from the heart, all life. We can ask questions, admire, share our heartfelt appreciation…these are ways to commune – which are not attempts to control nature, it is a collaboration with, not a separation from and domination of. But first, we must learn to take our “bulldozer mentality” and energy, which is overwhelming, and bring it down a few notches! Ever notice how nature RUNS and HIDES from us? There’s a reason. Vibration. Like Anastasia, we should be able to walk outside and the birds, squirrels, deer, etc., will come to us without fear. When we have no vibrations of anger, negativity or “wanting something from” within, walking in peace and harmony, that is when nature opens its loving doors and heart to us. Walk softly amongst the spirits… and listen.

Another heart,

Lance White, “Zany Mystic”

Shambhala Warrior Prophecy

I’ve posted Joanna Macy before as she shares this twelve centuries old prophecy, but yesterday’s information about Whole Foods and Monsanto (and by extension all those large, embedded corporations and our sick financial system) reminded me again of this story. Joanna’s portion begins right around the 1 minute mark. The part that jumped out at me this time was the idea of effective weapons or tools that we can use to dismantle the horrific technology and life-killing weapons of this out of balance world:

“This is a time when all beings are in danger. In this time the kingdom of Shambhala will emerge. The Shambhala Warrior has two weapons: compassion, and insight into the deep interconnectedness of all things. The smallest act with clear intention has repercussions throughout the whole web, beyond your capacity to see. … Do not be afraid of the pain of the world.” We need to show up — with the heat of compassion and the coolness of a wisdom that recognizes how things connect. As Joanna explains, without that wisdom, the compassion burns us out, but without the compassion, the wisdom remains cold.

Last night I had a conversation with someone whose heart keeps breaking at the cruelty she observes in our world. I explained to her that tears, sorrow and outrage at cruelty and oppression are not a sign of weakness. They reflect an awakening heart. The more our hearts awaken, the greater we feel the pain of the world. But we also need the wisdom that recognizes how even tiny acts with great intention can move mountains. Getting stuck in tears, sorrow and outrage will burn us out before we have a chance to change our world. When we see the cruelty and create alternatives, when we alleviate some of the suffering, when we model other ways of living and being … then the interconnectedness of all things begins to shift reality. The two go together.

This prophecy and Joanna’s great spirit always bring me great comfort in this world.

Harry’s Veena Has Been Found!

For those who’ve been following and have continued to send prayers, energy and love for the reuniting of Harry Manx and his beloved Mohan Veena, here’s a joyful update!

One happy Harry Manx!

One happy Harry Manx!

“Beloved friends, My Veena Has Been Found! On Monday the 24th, the man who stole my Mohan Veena at Chicago O’Hara Airport was caught while trying to steal more luggage. He eventually gave up the location of the instrument and it was recovered. The police now have it in their possession. I plan to return to Chicago next Tuesday to pick it up. There’s no way for me to express the gratitude I have to everyone for helping out, but I would like to say that the generous outpouring of support has uplifted my spirits and renewed my faith in the kindness of strangers. love to all, in gratitude.”

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Top shareholders in Whole Foods and Monsanto: identical

People keep sending me this article and asking if I’ve read it, so I’m reblogging it here. Yes, I have read this; no, it was not a surprise. Whole Foods is a publicly owned company. When companies go public, they leave themselves open to covert buy-outs and shareholder pressures. It’s not just Whole Foods. Most of the organic companies have been bought by large corporations who use the $$ they make from their organic line in order to fund NO on GMO labeling or GMO ban campaigns. We need a new economy and new paradigm. In the meantime, grow your own food; fight for the right to have heirloom and organic seeds; support your local, organic farmers; research companies and vote with your money; and practice whatever your most powerful visioning/magick/art, whatever you want to call it to create a new universe. This one’s (soggy) toast. Infinite new ones can replace it, but we must act on all levels, especially the imagination.

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Top shareholders in Whole Foods and Monsanto: identical

By Jon Rappoport

February 25, 2014

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Is there a Whole Foods-Monsanto connection?

The answer is yes.

But the important question is: what does this connection mean?

What does it imply?

Is it significant?

If you consult open listings (for example, investors.morningstar.com), you can look at the major shareholders of these two publicly traded companies, Monsanto and Whole Foods.

If you read the top 10 shareholders for each company—the holders of the most stock—you’ll see that five out of those ten are the same.

Who are those five?

Don’t prepare to see the names of individuals.

The five are funds. Investment funds.

They are, at the moment: Vanguard Total Stock Mkt. Index; SPDR S&P 500; Vanguard Institutional Index I; Vanguard 500 Index Inv; Harbor Capital Appreciation Instl.

These funds buy stocks in many, many companies.

These funds don’t say, “Well, we’ll buy…

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