Posts Tagged ‘Courage’

August 2016 Specials and September Reiki 1 Class

Due to multiple requests and my own intuitive leading, I’ve decided to extend the July 2016 Specials another month. Many people feel the need for ongoing support as they make huge shifts during this intense time period. I’ve also noticed an uptick in bizarre brushes with death and reminders of the very thin skin between what Starhawk calls El Mundo Bueno and El Mundo Malo. Most people I know have managed to embrace intuition and turn the life or death scenarios into something positive and strengthening; however, the frequency of these events even among people “on path” has convinced me that now remains an excellent time for Intuitive Preparedness.

Please also note the September 10, 2016 date for Reiki 1 Certification in Goshen, IN. There is currently a wait list for overnight housing at Haus Am See, but we do still have plenty of room for students in this class. Reiki offers a wonderful, nurturing way to relieve stress and pain, as well as empower goals and deeper healing.

 

AUGUST 2016 SPECIALS

Intuitive Preparedness Check-In

This is a return of a popular 2014 special, which I feel called to highlight again now due to so many people asking me about Brexit, potential US election chaos, gardening questions, and especially with so many people suddenly (since July 1) sensing new openings and opportunities that once seemed very far away. People want to know how to maintain an positive, proactive vibration and how to thrive while also shoring up any weak spots. This special responds to many comments, questions and private emails requesting my take on the question “What can I do right now?” — for specific individuals, rather than general guidelines and suggestions.

This hour session gives you access to my own intuitive scan of what areas of focus will provide you the greatest payback and sense of abundance, peace and security, with the least amount of resistance. Those looking to make larger lifestyle shifts can ask me to scan various lifestyle, location and/or community options to see which ones fit best with your vibration and heart’s desires. You can also use our time together to discuss energetic/magickal protection and manifestation tools and techniques, along with troubleshooting your most pressing concerns in various areas of life, including finances, food security, faith/spirituality/soul nurturing, relationships and/or land, including “garden guidance.”

I feel so strongly about helping people take steps from fear, denial and overwhelm into abundance, joy and freedom, that I’m keeping this pricing a simple $123. As Tolkien said, “Little by little, one travels far.”

Please contact me if you’d like to sign up for this special. Offer valid if prepaid on or before August 31, 2016.

$333 Intuitive Coaching Three-Pack

With regular intuitive or life coaching sessions running $175/hour, this special offers major savings at $333/three hours. I’ve found that even people who normally process things on their own feel challenged by the increased intensity and “sorting” of the Universe these days. As we continue with Earth changes, internal and galactic shifts, I feel called to offer a short burst of support to those in need. These sessions can be used close together or saved for a future need. You can use them in hour or half-hour segments. The entire package can be gifted to someone else, but (for simplicity of paperwork) these three-packs cannot be divided and shared among multiple individuals. Offer valid if prepaid on or before August 31, 2016. To schedule your first session or purchase the package, please contact me here.

REIKI TRAINING

Reiki Level 1 Certification Class in Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (East Coast time) in Goshen, Indiana.

For reference, Goshen is about 40 minutes East of South Bend, 8 miles from the Michigan border, and 2-3 hours from the Chicago area, depending on your exact location. A limited number of rooms are available for students who need to spend the night.

Students will learn and/or receive:

• History, nature, and science of Reiki.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Using Reiki with other healing arts.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.
• Treating animals and plants.
• Essence scanning process.
• Establishing a Reiki practice.
• Practice self-treatment hand positions.
• Handouts and resource list.
• Reiki Circles.
• What a Reiki lineage represents.
• Giving a Reiki treatment with hand positions.
• Ethics and Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.
• Reiki Level 1 Attunement.

Certification: At the end of the training, each student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of Reiki Level 1, as well as recognition as a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner. Taking any Reiki training with me also qualifies each student to audit (at no cost) any additional Reiki classes taught by me, up to and including the level completed with her (space permitting).

Fee: $175 ($150 if prepaid by 8/31/2016)

Please contact me to reserve your spot.

John Kitsteiner ~ Throw Your Hat Over the Fence

While researching licorice as an edible landscape plant in zone 5, I stumbled upon a new (to me) blog called “Temperate Climate Permaculture.” Not only has this blog answered all sorts of food forest questions, but it also includes a delightful post called, “Throw Your Hat Over the Fence” — highly recommended for anyone who feels the tug of the new or the Big Dream without seeing or knowing the “how.” Here’s a metaphorical trick I’ve advised many a client to try and have used in making my own life far more daring and magical than most people might believe.

Throw Your Hat Over the Fence

I don’t really believe in good luck charms, but I’ve had a talisman for almost 30 years. It has been my secret weapon for accomplishments. I rarely shared about it in the past, because I never wanted its magic to wear off.

The secret is a story. And this has been the most influential story of my life. Up until today, I never knew it was inspirational to so many others as well.

Continue reading here.

Comment Bump Up From Poetic Jusitce

Thank you for sharing.

Ponder if you will … what is required for awake humans who consciously lead by example in one area of life, to stop sacrificing integrity in the name of keeping the peace a.k.a. playing not to lose in others areas?

The same Power which creates worlds, galaxies, universes, stars, humans, and all creation, gives each of us breath, awareness, and ‘freewill’ to self empower. Courage is a defining moment and that moment is now. What we shift in ourselves impacts all life because every particle is inseparable from the whole.

To dis-establish the great CON of humans … CONsent … requires cooperation and peaceful corrective action, while our hands are still free to do so, otherwise silence is permission to destroy and enslave rather than protect and enhance life.

LEGEND: An old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life says, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

Grandson thought for a moment and asked grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied. “The one you feed!”

Thanks, Doreen, yes, I’ve posted the Cherokee legend before, so thanks for the reminder. People either get that they are self-empowered, or they refuse to get it. IMHO, the biggest thing standing in the way of liberation is the fear of responsible creation. Most people willingly choose default slavery over the active process of choosing and accepting responsibility for their choices in troublesome grey areas. “Courage is a defining moment and that moment is now.” Many things need to be done on many levels, but people at least need to do something besides stick their heads in the sand. I would suggest beginning with some lines in the sand, since those require only lifting up the head far enough to see where to draw the line. 🙂

Ferguson Protestors Guard Stores from Looters

Thanks again to Mitch for providing a counterbalance to all the negative, discouraging news from Ferguson. I’ve not really been following Ferguson much myself — just praying, chanting and creating beauty where I can. I appreciate these glimmers of awakening and change. Click here to see photographs, videos and tweets of Ferguson protestors guarding stores from looters and telling the looters to back off. Burning stores and destroying people’s livelihood does not bring justice. Kudos and blessings to those courageous souls stepping up in this time of crisis. May the awakening and calls to compassion and responsible change continue!

The What’s Underneath Project

This video came through as I was trying to open my Yahoo account this morning, and I’m glad I opted to watch it. It’s so refreshing to see mainstream media positively covering ways to help people love themselves and get real. If you’ve ever had body or style issues, feel like you don’t fit in, or have been told you’re ugly or not conventionally attractive — or if you’ve ever known someone like that, please click through here to watch Katie Couric interview the creators of The What’s Underneath Project. I hope you will be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

UPDATE: Based on the comment stream below, I will say that if you do not make any distinction between sexuality and sensuality … and especially if you do not make any distinction between adults and children, then you might find this link disturbing rather than empowering and healing. If so, then I suggest you skip the link. I view the project as a way of people reclaiming pieces of themselves that may have been taken, harmed or rejected as children or young adults. The project involves only adults and celebrates the intimate and beautiful connection between body and soul — a connection rejected by such diverse elements of society as fundamentalist religions, Gnosticism, the fashion industry, people who sexually abuse children, New Age thought that extols only the “Light,” and the Age of Reason.

My work as a Medical Intuitive shows me daily just how interwoven body and soul are. Damage to body image impacts the soul, just as soul wounds so often reveal themselves as bodily symptoms. We live in a world that denigrates the sacred and that fails to recognize differences between children and adults. By doing so, we allow abuses to occur, which often result in adults stuck at whatever age the abuse occurred. We develop rigid black or white thinking to compensate for situations in which boundaries were blurred or exploited. In reaction to misogyny, abuse, pornography, the sexualizing of children, superficial fashion, and patriarchal religions we all too often forget the deep connection between body and soul. We can denigrate and damage the body by denying it just as much as we can by actively abusing it. We can reclaim — as adults — our own relationship with our body and through it reclaim our sacred relationship with the material world.

Blessed Be.

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Do What Is Yours To Do

This post shares an excerpt of Ann Kreilkamp’s extended commentary on various writers’ recent articles, but I love Ann’s riff even more than the articles that inspired it:

 

The energies are rising. We can feel it all around us. More importantly, we can feel it in ourselves.

Keep going. What is yours to do? Do that, whether it be inside you, in your household, your yard, your block, your neighborhood, your community. It’s YOURS. No one else can do what you came here to do.

But, you whine, “How do I know what I’m supposed to do?”

Here’s how. Do that first thing, the one that nags at you; the one you’ve been putting off as unrealistic and impossible, or just “Too hard; it would upset too many people, too many habits, too many systems. My security, and that of my family, would be at risk. Just can’t.”

Well, then,  so why does it still keep following you around? Just do it. The impossible has a way of morphing into miracle. I know. I’ve been there. At this point, when the momentum for doing that first thing — and it may be infinitesimally small and intensely potent, both! — has ignited your aliveness, then the next thing you’re to do will show itself! Do that, and then the next, on and on. Pay attention to synchronicities, dreams, chance remarks. Yes, pay attention to the miraculous unfolding of your unique life!

Don’t worry about results. Or others’ views of you. Instead, demonstrate, by your own unflinching integrity, your willingness to show up and be counted; demonstrate how, when you do empower yourself, no bogey man will grab you and slit your throat. Or, maybe he will! After all, it’s Halloween time, and zombies are all around us. But YOU ARE NOT A ZOMBIE. Right? Prove it. Prove it to yourself.

If you do not find your voice, and if your voice does not call out it’s intention and act upon it, then there’s a hole in the universe where you’re supposed to be.

Natural Health News ~ This is the way one father told his pediatrician “No” to vaccines

This is such an excellent letter! In addition to educating the doctor and any readers about what the FDA and CDC say about vaccines on their own websites, this letter also references something I noticed in my lengthy recovery from a 1998 traumatic brain injury: you are wise to request doctors’ notes, as they may not in any way reflect your words or the intent behind those words. Kudos to this brave parent for his due diligence, and for standing up for his parental rights and insisting on integrity in reporting. Very savvy, and at no time does he become disrespectful or rude. Well done!

by Jeffry John Aufderheide

What does an informed parent look like? We’ll show you.

Below is a letter written by Bob O’Kane, a concerned parent, to his pediatrician about vaccines and the danger they pose to his child. This letter is one great example of how to approach your doctor, especially if you have looked into the matter further and are uncomfortable with their stance on the topic.

The name of the doctor has been intentionally omitted.

Doctor XXX,

My wife and I would like to say it was an absolute pleasure to meet you. We thank you for taking the time with us the other day to discuss our beautiful little daughter Rylan.

I was wondering if I could take a moment to discuss something with you real quick regarding the notes I read this evening in her file. Please note, this is a very calm letter and not meant to start a debate in any way. We value your profession and position.

That being said, It’s in my opinion that the some of the comments are a bit misleading and was wondering if you could add this email to your notes. Please note we understand you are extremely busy and probably had to summarize the appointment the best you could.

You mentioned in your report “PARENTS ( my wife and I) REFUSE TO SIGN THE VACCINE WAIVER BECAUSE THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE USED AGAINST THEM AND CAN BE USED TO TAKE THEIR CHILD AWAY. I EXPLAINED THIS IS THE REC OF THE AAP AND MY OFFICE POLICY. THEY REFUSE TO SIGN. EXPLAINED MY OPINION ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINES AND THEY UNDERSTOOD WILL THINK ABOUT VACCINATING………”

A few things to note here. First and most most importantly, we refused to sign the document because there was no legal statute or requirement for us to sign such a document. This was the main basis for the non signature. We simply do not have to. Nor is there any legal basis for AAP to require such signature. I also specifically mentioned that there has been cases surfacing around the country whereas a parents signature on such a document was used against the parents.

For the record I never, ever once said “we fear losing our child.” This statement, with respect, is erroneous and can lead to a misinterpretation. I has also mentioned we are in fact of a religious exemption which was granted to our family on the 20th of May, 2014.

We also specifically stated that our concerns were not only with the ingredients listed on the vaccines and the disclaimers on the vaccine inserts, but the overall fear we had was that our child could break out in the hive/rashes she did shortly after receiving her Hepatitis B shot. If it was only after those hives/rashes appeared that we had blood testing done which determined our lovely daughter had elevated liver functions. This was the majority of our rationale behind not giving her shots as I implied.

The other reasons were the materials we read at the cdc and fda website.

First, the disclaimers on vaccine inserts or lack of disclaimers was a concern. The disclaimers clearly state the possible side effects. Yet, not one Doctor in the past had those ready for us. Nor did they provide them when the vaccine was opened. We had to do the research ourselves. And honestly, I’m glad we did. Especially with the amount of information surfacing lately that research was or could have been manipulated.

In addition, the head of the CDC in an April/May radio show admitted the so called measles outbreak in New York consisted of 23 cases of which 20 people who got the measles had previously been vaccinated and thus nobody could be assured the vaccines actually work. (this is public information on the CDC website, and put a dent in the so called “herd immunity” theory.).. The other three cases involved foreigners. Our last Doctor even told us people are dying. Dr. XXXX, do you know how many people have died in the past 10 years? The number is in fact less than all the fingers I have on my hands. Again, this is public record available through the CDC and not some Google search result.

The last concern was the ingredients and the amount of Aluminum and by-products that are in the vaccines which so happened to have been the center of several House Oversight Committee hearings on Capital Hill. I also stated that the cdc and fda have conflicting views when it came to amount of Aluminum which should be injected into an individual based on their body weight.
I quote (and I encourage you to check my sources:) )

According to the FDA:

Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration (this means injected into the body] if kidney function is impaired . . . Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates (babies), who received parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity [for a tiny newborn, this toxic dose would be 10 to 20 micrograms, and for an adult it would be about 350 micrograms). Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.” (Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document NDA 19-626/S-019, Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for Dextrose Injections.)

And also:

Aluminum content in parenteral drug products could result in a toxic accumulation of aluminum in individuals receiving TPN therapy. Research indicates that neonates [newborns] and patient populations with impaired kidney function may be at high risk of exposure to unsafe amounts of aluminum. Studies show that aluminum may accumulate in the bone, urine, and plasma of infants receiving TPN. Many drug products used in parenteral therapy (injections) may contain levels of aluminum sufficiently high to cause clinical manifestations (symptoms) . . . parenteral aluminum bypasses the protective mechanism of the GI tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human tissues. Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in . . . infants . . . Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates (newborns), and may be more common than is recognized.
(Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document 02N-0496, Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used in Total Parenteral Nutrition.

Doctor XXXX, the FDA maximum requirements for aluminum received in an IV is 25 mcg per day. The suggested aluminum per kg of weight to give to a person is up to 5mcg. (so a 5 pounds baby should get no more than 11mcg of aluminum.) Anything that has more than 25 mcg of aluminum is a very valid concern for us when it comes to Rylan.

Research indicates that “patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 (micro)g/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration. (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=201.323)”

But did you know most Vaccines, for some reason, are not required to have a label containing this information and that practitioners also are not required to follow the maximum dosage of 25 mcg? This is something that actually was very troubling to us.

So doing some math — the following are examples of weight with their corresponding maximum levels of aluminum, per the FDA:

  • 8 pound, healthy baby: 18.16 mcg of aluminum
  • 15 pound, healthy baby: 34.05 mcg of aluminum
  • 30 pound, healthy toddler: 68.1 mcg of aluminum
  • 50 pound, healthy child: 113 mcg of aluminum
  • 150 pound adult: 340.5 mcg of aluminum
  • 350 pound adult: 794.5 mcg of aluminum

So how much aluminum is in the vaccines that are routinely given to children?

  • Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 mcg per shot
  • Hepatitis B – 250 mcg
  • DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 mcg
  • Pneumococcus – 125 mcg
  • Hepatitis A – 250 mcg
  • HPV – 225 mcg
  • Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 mcg
  • Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 mcg

The HEP-B shot alone is almost 14 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF ALUMINUM THAT IS FDA-APPROVED. The MMR? The dTap? All have similar amounts.

So in summary Doctor XXXX, when we did our due diligence, this info scared the hell out of us. Especially considering what happened to Rylan shortly after the Hep B was administered to her.

Continuing, I mentioned what made us leave our last Doctor was that she wanted to give our daughter 8 vaccinations at once. And in doing the math, that would have added up to more than 1,000 mcg of aluminum. Even when one, who is not familiar with toxicity levels and the science behind them, looks at the chart above can notice that amount isn’t even safe for a 350 pound adult let alone a child who weighs less than 25lbs.

According to the FDA and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), what happens if a child receives more than the maximum required dose of aluminum?

  • Aluminum builds up in the bones and brain and can be toxic to the body and its organs.
  • Aluminum “can” cause neurological harm.
  • Aluminum overdose can be fatal in patients with weak kidney’s or kidney disorders or in premature babies.
  • (Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children, Committee on Nutrition,American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Volume 97, Number 3 March, 1996, pp. 413-416)”

In summary, our reasons, even though we have an issued exemption in the State of Florida, were valid enough to hold off on vaccinations and the ingredients that are used in them as adjuvants. Especially when one considers what happened shortly after her first HEP-B shot.

In closing, I thank you for taking the short time to read my email. We firmly admire your practice and the personnel you have and look forward in continuing Rylan’s care with you. She deserves the best, and we think we found it.

Respectfully Yours’,

Robert O’Kane

ps- yes we are considering the shots as she gets older. But in the meantime can you order for us an a screen to determine if Rylan’s immune compromised? This will help us a great deal considering thousands of cases that went through the vaccine court in the past decade showed many injuries and deaths resulted in the failure to pre-detect if children had a compromised immune system prior to any shots.

Jeffry John Aufderheide writes for VacTruth where this first appeared. – See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/09/this-is-way-one-father-told-his.html#sthash.7n23UJNl.dpuf

Julian Rose ~ The World Is Our Garden — Defend It Or Lose It

Another inspiring and insightful offering from Julian Rose:

The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It

By Julian Rose

When we walk into a carefully nurtured and diverse garden, we are struck by its beauty and its sense of completeness. We are enraptured by its scents and its mysteries. We are enlivened by its colours, both vivid and subtle, and we are nourished by the freshness that fills our lungs.

Altogether, the majority of sentient beings will surely concur, this garden is a most agreeable place to be – and should someone emerge who threatens to desecrate this sacred space – the reaction will be to jump to its defence and protect it against such a criminal action.

So let us consider the fact that many a wise person and many a spiritual leader has felt impelled to point out that “The World Is Our Garden” and that it should therefore be tended, nurtured and defended in the same way as the private space in which we grow our flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Emotionally, we should make no distinction between these micro and macro spheres.

Yet look around today and what do we see?

Certainly there are many mortals tending their individual gardens, and many more with no physical garden to tend. But amongst of all these, just a tiny minority can be found who are willing to go out of their way to stand-up for that greater garden called planet Earth.

Even amongst those who would class themselves as ‘aware’ and advancing along the path of spiritual enlightenment, one finds too few ready and willing to actively defend the greater whole in the same spirit as they readily defend and tend their ‘own’ private space. Be that space the place where one cultivates one’s spiritual growth – or the physical space that is one’s own garden.

The act of ‘ownership’ appears to have overridden and nullified our ability to feel and apply a sense of innate responsibility for that which we don’t ‘own’.

The neo-liberal capitalist/consumerist conditioning that forms a major part of nearly all our educations – has not taught us to feel responsible for all life – but only that part in which we have invested our personal interest and financial resources.

We need reminding that we are the collective trustees of this unique living entity that sustains and provides us with all our needs for the duration of our lives – and beyond.

Let us question our supposed ‘spirituality’ in the light of our unwillingness to lay ourselves on the line to fight for the survival of that which enables us to eat, drink, breathe and take pleasure in its abundant generosity.

You see, if we had been entrained from an early age to respond spontaneously to the life giving heart beat of our planetary existence, we would make no distinction between empathy for the garden of Gaia and empathy for our own private garden. Empathy for all children and empathy for our own children .. and so on.

We would recognize that the manifestation of our protective instinct to operate only around that which we consider ‘belongs to us’ is a gross distortion of our natural instincts.

Why do I say that?

Consider for a moment that you are sitting in your garden and someone comes through the gate with a chain-saw and proceeds to set about felling your favourite fruit tree … what would you do?

Well, you would almost certainly spring up from your chair and rush to stop them. Now let us shift to a similar incident where a beautiful tree in a park on the other side of your garden fence is indiscriminately approached by a man wielding a chain saw who clearly has no business to be there. It is clear that this person has the intention of cutting down this tree … what would your reaction be to this? Would you try to apprehend this person? Try to find help? Feel a sense of outrage?

There is a chance that you might respond in all these ways; but there is a much greater likelihood that, after experiencing some initial discomfort at the brazenness of this destructive intent, you would take no action, consoling yourself with the thought “There’s nothing I can do about it anyway”. With that thought uppermost in your mind you would try to ignore the incident and get on with what you were doing.

If our education system had even a smidgeon of spiritual aspiration written into its curriculum – we would be encouraged to recognize our responsibility for all life on this planet from an early age – and be encouraged to come to its rescue at times when it is clearly under threat.

But that is not what the majority of schooling is about. On the contrary, it concentrates its energies on teaching us how to acquire the means to ‘own’ some little niche of this planet, and to accumulate the thousands of bits and pieces that are deemed necessary to furnish it. God forbid that we might decide to reject the trappings of this hallowed road to hell!

Every TV advert, commercial hoarding, glitzy magazine, shop window, internet and cinema screen – is imploring us to indulge in a consumptive way of life that both precludes gaining a greater awareness of our predicament, and contributes to the inevitable rape of the planetary resources upon which we all depend.

The rising consciousness that comes with our spiritual practice also has the affect of alerting us to the destructive nature of this consumptive life style and the majority of jobs that constitute the repetitive and largely sterile working week.

We see more and more clearly how, if we are caught in this mechanism, we are just a cog in a vast machine whose overall ambition is precisely the opposite of that which inspires our spiritual endeavours.

It soon becomes obvious that we have to make a choice: find a form of work that satisfies our rising sense of discernment and is supportive of the trusteeship of planet earth, or give-in to the demands and promises of the corporate state that so relentlessly undermines all that is subtle, beautiful and spiritually fulfilling in this day to day adventure called Life.

The new society so many of us long for can only come about if we take the necessary actions to bring it about. One cannot embark upon a path to higher consciousness while ignoring the damage done through the way one conducts one’s daily life. In order to realise our deeper selves and sleeping spiritual powers, we have to bring all aspects of our lives into line with our rising consciousness.

This means embarking upon a disciplined transition away from reliance upon the crude and destructive commercial edifices of the status quo – such as long food mile, profit hungry supermarket chains; highly corrupted large scale banking institutions; agrichemically and genetically modified ‘convenience’ foods; unnecessarily large gas guzzling cars; mind numbing and mind controlling TV programmes; following ‘fashion’; frequent boozing and partying; electro smog producing indulgent cell phone conversations … and so on.

Not only are these various pursuits negatively impacting on us and on our surroundings – but by pursuing them we are financially and energetically supporting those facets of society whose sole aim is profit, power and increasing control over our daily lives. In other words we are supporting that which is part and parcel of the uninterrupted destruction of this ‘world that is our garden’.

This is clearly a thoroughly unspiritual path to tread.

We are either supporting a radical transformation of society in line with our own rising awareness of its multiple destructive components, or we are falling into a hypocritical and delusional state in which any gain in awareness is soon undone and turned in upon itself.

We have no choice other than to walk forward on two feet. To ‘walk the walk’ and to practice what we preach.

It is my belief that we will succeed in this great quest once we have securely tethered our inner awakening to the manifestation of its true outward expression.

Thus the road to enlightenment becomes synonymous with taking actions to ameliorate and heal the social, cultural, economic and environmental scars that cover our wounded planet. A process which unifies otherwise disparate endeavours and reveals disengaged, inward looking and passive spiritual practices – that shun active participation in service of the planet – to be ultimately fraudulent and a mechanism for escapism.

If ‘The World is our garden’ then let us be united now in going to rescue it from its enemies – no matter what the odds. Let us defy the political gamesmanship that has lead governments to ally with the corporate cause and ignore the cries of imprisoned humanity and the tortured limbs of mother nature.

Our highest spiritual calling is to come out in defence of life.* The angels will rush to our side once we have demonstrated our commitment to taking control of our destinies, which includes the emancipation of this long oppressed planet which is our unique and irreplaceable home.

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* ‘In Defence of Life – Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom’ is the title of Julian’s latest book. Published by Earth Books. See http://www.julianrose.info

Blend In or Let Your Light So Shine?

Zen Gardner posted an article called, “When Chaos Hits: Blending In With Your Surroundings is a Must.” That post has generated some interesting discussion ranging from “just lie low and blend in” to “you can’t hide” to “Better to burn out brightly, sharing one’s light with all one might reach. than fade away deservedly.” I thought I’d share the portion of the conversation that I participated in, and you can read the rest of the comments by clicking here.

by NFR2014 on February 24

Blend in? Isn’t that what 90% of the world has already been doing their whole lives? Modern Orwellian society IS a blender. It blends. And that’s what most of the herd has been raised to do. Blend.

Now is the time to Stand. Stand Up. Stand out. Stand in…..but NOT stand down. The coward “survives”. Those living with actual purpose THRIVE and inspire others, by their open courage and conviction not to “blend in”. But to band together around common principle, and THRIVE. Leaving the ‘blending in’ to those of a lesser persuasion who value ‘life’ as but a commodity to use.

Better to burn out brightly, sharing one’s light with all one might reach. than fade away deservedly.

Live Courageously and with Higher Purpose.

Life is but a dream….and a short one at that.

Blessings

Reply

by Laura Bruno on February 24

Agreed, NFR2014! I was just going to comment something similar — that an alternative is to shine so brightly that it makes you invisible to those who would harm you. Some people have come far enough on their journey that they will NEVER blend in by trying to be like everyone else.

I am reminded of Jesus “disappearing” in the crowd, but there is plenty of faery lore and indigenous lore of people becoming impervious to bullets or being unable to be shot down. Governments have been concerned enough about such things to research paranormal events and techniques, but most them require a purity of heart not found among those trying to develop those skills for ill intent.

The end of the movie, The Celestine Prophecy shows a great visual of this kind of invisibility happening when spontaneously needed. I garden. I prep and I know my neighbors and work to build community resilience. I have had occasions in life in which I needed to walk through very dangerous territory. I had nothing for protection except energy and whatever (substantial) protection I have from the other realms. People refused to harm me. Our home gets passed over when robberies occur all around us. There are ways in which shining brightly and not blending in saves you. I have lived to tell the tales and heard many similar. Blessings on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride…

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by Soliel on February 25

Laura, that’s one great comment. 🙂

I’m living in a country where the mainstream tells us we are on the brink of civil war. I walk in the sunlit streets and talk to my neighbours – no civil war in sight or in their hearts. Why? because they/we have lived long enough to realize that everything is and has always been in a state of flux.

Yes, it does appear to be a tipping point right now and not only in this south east Asian country.
What is great about a tipping point is – that it can be tipped!

Tipped through the power of synchronous focused intention to manifest a world with greater kindness, compassionate action, clear thinking but with less greed and ego dominance.

This conscious redirection of focused intention on a shared basis lifts the spirits of those involved.
It is palpable,
You can feel it.
It increases the vibration rate of the energy fields of those involved. It not only allows you to become invisible to those who resonate at a lower level than yours, but it radiates out into the community, helping others to feel more confident and empowered in turn.

There’s no better time to do that than now!

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by Laura Bruno on February 25

@Soliel: “What is great about a tipping point is – that it can be tipped!” Exactly! Continued blessings on your inspirational journey. 🙂

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by Scooter on February 25

I very much like your vision Laura (and NFR2014′s as well). Unfortunately, I think it may lack a fundamental acknowledgement of our present reality, a reality that we have collectively allowed. A reality that has demonstrated that when the sovereigns (that’s us) allow it, that evil can triumph over right, ultimately via force. This force will always be exerted by other humans or the machines that we have created.

Shining a light into as many hearts and minds as possible is critical, both now and then. But when that heart and mind is immovably employed as an agent of those that wish for our ultimate destruction, and is projecting said force and violence in our direction, then for the sake of this present existence, we must now outlast them as we pursue “the road back”, through all means that are compatible with universal love: that is non-aggression with vigorous defense.

Their sick monuments dot the landscape as trophies, and their history pages pay false homage to the victims of their murderous paradigm. Martyrs cannot tell their stories, as their stories will be twisted, then retold for them (Yeshua the Nazerene comes to mind).

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by Laura Bruno on February 25

@Scooter: I am very much aware of the challenges that face us. After extremely careful assessment of my skills, temperament, values and direct life experiences, I’ve made a calculated choice to live as I live because I have found it — consistently — to be the most effective. I also know veterans of various wars, and the psychic ones survive. I know that not everyone knows how to do this, nor do I expect the majority to step into this level of awareness. I’m simply acknowledging that it IS possible. I have witnessed it in my own life and others. I’ve had our car approached by muggers with guns who left completely dazed, confused and smiling, unaware of what “hit” them.

Our neighbors had their stolen goods returned and were extra blessed after I put a return “tag” on anything taken from our two properties. (Our house, though the most logical one to steal from on our block, is always passed over for robberies … and wisely so, I might add.) I have been in extremely dangerous spiritual traps and Houdini’d my way out as effectively as the more mundane 3D traps. It’s about energy, awareness and cooperation/willingness to accept help from the Otherside. That allows me to step into really dark, shadowy situations to help people that I otherwise could not safely assist.

I don’t care whether or not I become a martyr — no interest in that. I have enough awareness of my past lives and enough communication with people from beyond the grave that I have never been afraid to die — even when it seemed imminent or already to have happened. I realize I’m the weird one, but I am not the ONLY one able to access this level of protection and awareness. I’m simply offering a different perspective for people who, realistically, have zero hope of ever blending into the background. Some people stick out no matter what. If that’s the case, then better to shine so brightly you blind those who would harm you … or remove yourself from their frequency and level of awareness. I have personally had experiences in which my frequency was so vastly different from those around me that they could not see me or acknowledge me. It’s not unlike speaking such volumes of truth that people just ignore you. 🙂

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~ Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching