January 4, 2002
The Light Series #11: The Bringers of Light
I sometimes wish I could circulate to you only this kind of compilation and I'm sure most of you would also prefer not to have to face the constant reminder of things that are not OK in this world. The good news is that I believe there will more and more such Light/hope-filled material to circulate as more and more people on Earth awaken to their true divine nature and shift their lives accordingly.
And of course you are welcomed to share such good news with me/us whenever you see one ;-)
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
"I asked God for water, he gave me an ocean. I asked God for a flower, he gave me a garden. I asked God for a tree, he gave me a forest. I asked God for a friend, he gave me YOU. There is not enough darkness in the world to put out the light of one candle. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
- Sent by "Roberta Ossana - Dream Network" <DreamKey@lasal.net>
"The best way to gradually change things around for the better - no swift overnight nonviolent revolution is possible - is to empower more and more people through the Net and any other means into transforming/awakening themselves so that ultimately a critical number of people will no longer accept to give their power away to any other human being and will thus become free of the illusory shackles the current system puts on every consenting individual."
The "I" that is Us - Everywhere!
"Right now, there's a struggle for control of this planet. A sufficient portion of us must be aligned with the Greater Reality in order to reach a state of critical mass which will bring about that long awaited shift in paradigm. We must start consciously nourishing and embodying Love, Compassion and Oneness -- qualities greatly needed upon the Earth at this time. Living Large and Loving Large are essential to our future survival."
- Solara -- Taken from http://www.nvisible.com/Surf/Surf2002.html
"Humanity is remembering its ancient roots of tribe and true community! These group mind experiments are spiritually oriented, and are aimed at the significant transformation of consciousness throughout society, and around the world. They are an actual opportunity to DO SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT to benefit the human condition, for mutual and planetary benefit. Examples of group mind phenomena occur in nature, at all levels of universal organization. Group minds form all the way from the atomic realm, to the galactic, and from insects to international relations, in the intelligent organization of individuals into cooperating units. Every relationship of two or more people of similar Intent, creates group mind. This fact reflects the connectivity and unity of all things in consciousness."
Matthew Webb -- Taken from http://www.eoni.com/~visionquest/library/raising.html
1. Several Feedbacks
2. Send out a thousand blessings
3. Love One Another
5. Happy constitutional holidays
6. A Unified Vision message
7. Future Visions 2012
8. The United Nations Pledge for Peace
From: "Myriam Urooj" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Happy New Year!
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001
Thank you very much again for all the material you have been sending, especially the Light Series!
It is difficult sitting here in Pakistan to visualize Peace, but I am trying my best, inspite of all those around me thinking that war is around the corner. Mathew Webb's writtings have been of great help. The importance of visualizing positively .
Thank you again, and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
Love, Life, Light and Peace,
From: "Anna Ferrero" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: The Light Series #10
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 13:45:17 +0300
Thank you for sharing uplifting thoughts and sad and outrageous facts thru the whole year. Bust most of all thank you for the Hope in the future of this world! I wish you health, inspiration and peace in your heart in 2002. We will light a candle for peace during the night - it will be a candle from Russia with love.
Peace and Light,
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001
From: Naia One Heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: The Light Series #10
A comment on Regina's letter.
Yes, there are lots of what I call "mentally spiritual" people out there. They 'think' beautiful thoughts, and therefore 'think' they are beautiful people. But I would rather take a grouchy, ornery neighbor who actually DOES something good to help his neighbor than some new ager who would think about doing something, but would never really bother to lend a hand. The question is, when will the new agers ACTIONS reflect their beautiful thoughts and ideas.
From: "Maggie Erotokritou" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001
Subject: Send out a thousand blessings
As we release the old year and move into the New Year let us do so with deep gratitude for all the blessings we have received. Through cultivating an attitude of gratefulness for everything that has taken place, we can move into a new space of more openness and understanding.
Tonight fill the house with candles, let them burn brightly and merrily and let go of the past and welcome in the New Year with a thousand blessings.
Send blessings to all your friends, families and acquaintances.
Blessings to those you do not know.
Blessings to those who are suffering, are homeless, poverty stricken, poor or in ill health.
Blessings to everything that has taken place in the past, release it and let it go on its way.
Blessings to the lessons learned, and the wisdom gained.
Blessings to the tears that have been shed and the laughter and joy that uplifts us.
Blessings to Mother Nature and her bountiful gifts, to the Earth, to the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
Blessings to loved ones and those who have departed.
Blessings to new friends and new possibilities.
Blessings to the spirit of regeneration and renewal.
Blessings to our spiritual friends, circles and network and those who have shared our journey with us.
Blessings to our truth and the ecstasy of enlightened moments experienced.
Blessings to love and to joy and the sacredness of all life.
May you be truly blessed,
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002
Subject: Love One Another
From: "Sharon Rose" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As this sacred holiday season and year of awakening comes to a close and we begin a new year, I give thanks for so many blessings:
* I give thanks for YOU, your magnificence and your radiance. You enrich my life with your presence.
* I give thanks for the situations that have given me the opportunity to grow in wisdom and love. I give thanks for the events of Sept. 11 and those that gave their lives that have allowed all of us to wake up and stretch our capacity for compassion and understanding.
* I give thanks for the inner guidance that directs my daily steps.
* I give thanks for the beautiful exquisite island of Maui that continues to nourish me with the feeling of Paradise.
* I give eternal, never-ending thanks for my relationship with the Inner Beloved that continually takes me into bliss and ecstatic union with the Divine, bringing Heaven to Earth.
* And I especially give thanks for being present at this particular time in history, when the opportunity is so great to be part of bringing peace to Earth. As we start this new year of creation and manifestation, we all have a profound chance to make a huge difference in creating a world where all can live in peace.
It has long been prophesized that we would enter a Golden Age, a Heaven on Earth, following a time of tribulation. As our country and our world go through the dark night of the soul, we can be the ones to plant seeds of love and brotherhood that birth a new world.
Imagine if we made the wise words of our elder brother--Love One Another--our keynote every day in this next year. As we practice loving one another, we will be born anew and create a new world of brotherhood, peace and prosperity. These simple words put into action can indeed change the world. As we mature beyond judgment and fear into loving one another--not just our own family, friends and colleagues for that is not much of a challenge--but as we stretch to draw the circle larger and begin to love those that we perceive as our enemies and include them in our hearts and prayers, we will begin to create wave after wave of brotherly/sisterly love that can transform the world and bring about peace on earth. This is the change of consciousness that can truly usher in a Golden Age.
How do we begin? By choosing to love the person that is different from us. Reach out to them and create a bond of friendship. Embrace them in our hearts with love, without judgment or condemnation. Love them as we would a child until they feel safe enough to drop their fear and open their heart and join hands in friendship. By actively using the healing power of love with everyone we meet, those we read about in the paper or see on the news, as well as the world leaders, we can create a path to peace.
If this resonates with you, I invite you to join me each new moon* throughout this next year to envision a world healed by love and at peace. A world where each person feels valued, loved and respected. A world united around our commonalities where our differences are celebrated as contributions. A world where love reigns supreme in every heart.
Share this with everyone you know and invite others to join us. Gather your friends and family each new moon and together lets use the spiritual power of love to create a world of peace.
Blessings of love, joy, peace, prosperity and aloha for 2002,
* New Moons of 2002
Jan. 13, Feb. 11, Mar. 13, Apr. 12, May 12, June 10,
July 10, Aug. 8, Sept. 6, Oct. 6, Nov. 4, Dec. 3
From: Ron McEntee <InnerSkies@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001
I am admittedly a bit behind in reading the compilations you send but I am very grateful and appreciative for all you are doing and I will read everything you do send. I just read a little blurb by someone named Ariel Ky and it scared me a bit. (You know what I mean, it didn't "scare" me scare me, but it "scared" me.) I love that so many people responding to you, so many people you are reaching, are all about love and spirituality, but Ky's blurb is a classic example of someone who doesn't seem to have much depth or much of a sense of history or knowledge of the U.S. framework of government, as it relates to what is going on today.
Sometimes things seem so cloudy and wrong yet we must all forever keep our spirits and hearts strong, but we must also keep our brains and minds in working order as well. Love is always the way to go but love complemented with wisdom is the most powerful love of all.
Does Ariel Ky honestly believe that the same groups of people who have entrenched the Democratic and Republican political parties in power, so that elections can in essence be rigged, will somehow turn into angelic figures if some modern day "constitutional convention" is held? There is nothing wrong with the Constitution of the United States, as it was originally written. Within the vast framework of that founding document lies the possibilities for free citizens to remain free and to further free others' minds and hearts across the globe through action, inspiration and example.
The problem, in a historical and political science context, has been the circumvention of the Constitution, the apathy of the U.S. citizenry in allowing its government and "representatives" to create unconstitutional laws, increase bureaucratic, consolidated power, and weaken individual freedom and, in the process, obstruct pathways to truth and love.
Simply impeaching George Bush, as Ariel Ky suggests one of the answers to be, would be like removing one wild jackal from a vast herd of wild jackals and pretending the pack is now harmless. Ky seems to want to do away with the Constitution, yet that is where the bulk of our problems stem from; the fact that citizens put their heads in the sand a long time ago and decided it was okay to allow people in power to run roughshod over the only governmental document in the world that actually acknowledged the truth that people are in control of themselves. Instead, the people of the U.S. sat idle and continue to sit idle, for the most part, while the Constitution bleeds to death.
Do people seriously think some magical form of Socialism is the answer? Do these people not know that under any form of government, whatever label is fastened onto it, there are going to be rulers of some sort calling the shots? Under the Constitution of the United States, if followed correctly, citizens have the power to ensure genuine freedom, if they cared to ensure it; freedom of expression, freedom of worship, free enterprise, freedom to pursue individual happiness coinciding with the collective good.
Too many people are unable to distinguish between Monopolistic Capitalism and Capitalism based on a system of genuine free enterprise. The latter form of capitalism would have been entirely possible had the people cared enough to ensure it. Love could have, and still can, rule over money, if we wanted it or want it that way.
Of course we know that free enterprise is a joke in today's world. Genuine free enterprise is non-existent across the board - in the media, in medicine, in industry, in agriculture, all over. But that is not the fault of the U.S. Constitution. That is the fault of apathetic and dimwitted people.
I absolutely abhor the way money controls lives and the very breaths we take. I hate it. But we can't pretend doing with away with the Constitution is somehow going to amazingly transform all human beings into a species suddenly attuned to love and compassion and caring and harmony above all their moronic material goods and yearnings for fake prestige, big impressions and selfish, instant gratification.
Does impeaching George Bush and doing away with the electoral college miraculously change all the closed hearts and minds that have misplaced their priorities and allowed the country and the world to stagnate the way it has? If a house that was built with a strong foundation is on fire, is the solution to start changing the blueprints of the structure? Or to find out who lit the house on fire, why we're allowing it to burn, and what we can do to stop it in a very loving but also in a very intelligent way?
There has got to be some intelligence and wisdom and backbone to all this love power people are claiming to believe in. Love without truth is like an outline of a picture with no color. We cannot say we believe in love while abandoning a yearning for truth, and we cannot separate spiritual, natural, universal truths from the truths of history and real life events as they evolve and progress in this earthly realm.
Sorry for blabbing. I feel you will understand this, as few probably would, and I'm grateful to have been made aware of your existence.
Happy New Year and much love to you and yours
AND MY REPLY WAS:
Thanks a lot for taking the time to share with me/us the invaluable perspective you propose here. I would hardly qualify your sensible and thoughtful letter as babbling and Im sure Ariel wont be offended that the suggestions he offered are dismissed by your argument since you make it in what I think is an intelligent, constructive manner. I for one have always been very much so in favor of positive, sustained, love-shaped action that never shy away from looking at the hard facts at hand and from calling a cat a cat, and know how tempting it may sometimes be when one is looking for potential options to make a situation better - as I believe both you and Ariel are doing - to choose any kind of possibility that may radically alter the unpalatable path we are on in favor of a perceived better "solution". Yet such possibilities are most of the time unfeasible, even dreamy and thus illusory quick fixes that will never deliver what they are miraculously supposed to achieve.
It nearly is always the long term, more harduous path that offers the best chances of success, provided its premises, definition and implementation are not merely in response/reaction to what is currently wrong but incorporate a significant measure of intuitive, soul-prompted, almost visionary inspiration - what is often called the "vision thing" - coming from the higher aspects of the immortal being we all are. Often the individual working through such an intuitively-driven approach to problem-solving will not readily have a clear picture in mind of where all the pieces fits, where the needed assistance is going to come from and how the means to implement the guiding vision will be found. Yet the ultimate success of such a long term endeavour for a better world for all Life rests with a peculiar kind of inner trust - some would call it faith - from which the awakened initiate will spontaneously "know/sense" when an intuition is right on and in perfectly synch with the Greater Plan of the Universal One Who masterfully directs the Grand Symphony of Life based on the perfect, all-encompassing musicsoul score we all co-create as we go. And as long as one feels his/her way ahead, one step at a time, in co-creative reliance onto the inner guidance and in one's own unique abilities to manifest whatever is necessary in due time, then everything will turn out all right at the "end" of this cycle of earthly experiences.
In short, what I mean is if we think like a soul, instead of just as a limited human being, then we will most simply *be* in perfect synchronicity, in every unfolding moment, with what is to be done, said, written and ultimately accomplished without have really to be in the "do-this-do-that" rush, rush, anxiety-driven mode presiding over the actions of so many humans disconnected from their divine unity with All That Is. Or said otherwise "There is nothing to do but to be."
I'm aware this may not sound like anything practical with regard to the issues you raised in your letter, yet if you are into the kind of intuitive soul-thinking I'm refering to, I'm sure it all makes perfect sense to you. Just as the existing U.S. Constitution is arguably the realiable bedrock foundation for a proper administration and dispensation of all that stems from the power of each individual member of the American nation-state, trust into one's own spiritual guidance *when correctly self-attuned to our deepest Nature within* is, from the perspective offered here, the prime directing beacon pointing the best way forward in any given situation we may encounter in incarnated form, and a very helpful decision-making conduit whether you need to build the house where you'll live - as I did, grow the natural, non-polluted food you need to be healthy - as I do, or be at the coordinating helm of a growing Earth Rainbow Network - as I'll continue to do as long as there are people like you, Ariel and the hundreds of others who care enough to participate into this co-creative community of spirits gradually empowering itself to contribute in shaping the future of this world.
And on this I'll wish you all the best learning experiences Life can offer and will remain as the One Mind/One Heart/One Spirit we all are growing to be.... beyond the Veil of Illusion.
THE FOLLOWING IS EXTREMELY RELEVANT WITH THE PREVIOUS ONE ABOVE
From: "Judith Iam" <email@example.com>
Subject: Happy constitutional holidays
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001
Amidst the glow of gathered folks and good food, keep the warmth and connection and be clear, speak truth, raise your voice!
Those of us who are informed and aware of the significance of the swirl of current events (remembering history or doomed to repeat it) seem not to be so very many. It is in conversation with all those around us that consciousness expands.
Right now, as I type and as you read, 2 wars are being waged: one having already killed more thousands of (nearly all) innocents than died from the the 9/11 terrorists. the other here, right here, on our Constitution.
This article below (a few minutes read) is nicely written. A reminder of our power to effect those other, hard-to-believe-but-true realities -- like the laws being passed --which can be used against us for dissenting with the 'official policy' as surely as the police pull you over for speeding or toking.
An important a year as ever was, or will be, for us to be powerful in our peace.
And I'm glad you're there. Real glad.
Happy Constitutional Holidays
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
December 28, 2001
Merry Christmas, done anything lately to defend your Constitution?
The Founders provided no loopholes. Not about the judicial process. The Sixth Amendment reads: "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury."
Our Founders knew about the emergencies of war; they'd just fought a long conflict to free themselves of tyranny. Because they hated tyranny, they specified all criminal prosecutions. No exceptions. A public trial. No exceptions. And their Sixth Amendment does not apply only to citizens: the accused -- whomever the accused may be. No exceptions. That's the law.
To do anything less, or anything else, is to go against the intent as well as the letter of the law. If President George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft fail to uphold the Sixth Amendment, they fail the Constitution they have sworn to protect.
In my last column I detailed in sequence how swiftly we are losing our Constitutional rights. A quick refresher course. On October 25, Congress passed the USA-PATRIOT Act against terrorism, defining "terrorism" so broadly as to include any acts that "appear intended to intimidate or coerce the civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion" -- a definition that could easily include peaceful protest, civil disobedience, and even troublesome writers and publishers. That act also dispensed with the principle of "probable cause," allowing wiretaps and searches on American citizens if the government felt a vague "significant purpose" connecting the investigation with suspected terrorism. On November 1, President Bush signed an executive order allowing a president to veto the release of any documents from past administrations, thereby in practice allowing the presidency to operate under a cloak of secrecy. On November 13 came his executive order dispensing with the Sixth Amendment, allowing for secret military tribunals answerable only to the president himself, in which defendants cannot select their own lawyers, have no right of appeal, and may not be allowed to see the evidence against them. The same day, Attorney General Ashcroft ordered 5,000 Middle Eastern men on legal visas picked up and questioned. On November 26 Ashcroft still refused to reveal even the names of the 1,000 or so men being held without bond and without specific charges, though The New York Times reported that sources within the FBI said only "10 or 12" of them even might be al Qaeda. On November 28, The New York Times revealed that Aschroft's Justice Department assumed the power to override federal immigration judges who had already decided to release an accused person for lack of evidence.
CLIP - to read the whole article, please go at http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2001-12-28/cols_ventura.html
Here is its conclusion...
The next day, December 7, USA Today (not exactly a radical alarmist paper) reported that "U.S. agents now doubt that any of the more than 600 people who have been detained ... in the September 11 probe actually was involved in the hijacking plot. That includes 10-15 men who are being held as 'material witnesses' ... sources close to the FBI probe say the evidence against several of those in custody is not as clear as Attorney General John Ashcroft has made it seem." Also on December 7, The New York Times reported that "immigration courts from coast to coast are conducting scores of hearings in secret, with court officials forbidden even to confirm that the cases exist." Said Nadine K. Wettstein of the American Immigration Law Foundation: "I appreciate that there's a lot of concern about the military tribunals, but it's speculative. But this is happening right now, and it's happening all over the country."
On December 11, the government brought charges against a French citizen, Zacarias Moussaoui, believed to be the 20th man of the September 11 attacks. He'd been arrested in August on other charges. The administration decided to prosecute him in an open and constitutional criminal court, not a military tribunal. The New York Times, on December 12, cited White House sources who said "recent criticism of military tribunals helped to shape the decision."
There's much more, but I'm out of space again. The decision to try Moussaoui in accordance with our Constitution should prove to you why it's so important to make yourself heard: It is possible to defend your rights through peaceful, patriotic dissent. They don't want to listen -- but they have to, if enough people speak up. Jefferson said it all in our Declaration of Independence: Governments depend upon the consent of the governed.
Happy New Year, raise your voice.
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001
From: Daniel Kolos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A Unified Vision message
A New Year's message of UNIFIED VISION
On the eve of a New Year where the tumult of the past year will likely spill over into the new year as a loss of freedom, it is a good time to re-evaluate our commitment to freedom. We have had the freedom of speech and movement seriously curtailed not just in the US, but under most repressive governments around the world.
Peace achieved by the force of arms, threats of punishment and murder of political opposition cannot be peace because the loss of freedom and the loss of blood cries out for equilibrium. For 2,500 years, ever since the concept of Democracy was born, peace could not be voted in by any nation, could not be successfully legislated by any government. Neither rebellion nor casting votes has ushered in an era of peace.
On the Evening of the first day of 2002, it is a good time to add the imaginative, visionary realm to that of the rational, linear world by which governments are run. Those who value Peace, both in the word in which they live as well as within their own hearts, and those who value Freedom without violence, will reach far more kindred souls, will gather far more wholehearted support than on the internet, television or the ballot box.
Every individual harbors a secret dream, a private vision. This moment is a good time to create that network of shared imaginations balanced with a sense of reason. Our private spiritual, religious and idealistic vision for the world and for ourselves has far more in common than anything said or written or represented in symbols.
This network can be reached by prayer, by meditation, even by daydreaming! Its effectiveness manifests in determined individual action in the immediate environment of everyone who participates. It forms a non-legislated world where the balance of opposing forces is superseded by the harmony of millions of individual visions.
Stare into the future and participate in a dream few have dared to bring into reality!
A message from the PEACE WITHIN Concise News Network
From: "Aannsha Jones" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002
Subject: Future Visions 2012
As I wrote to you a while back, I've added a new section to Healing Truth Website - called Future Visions 2012. This contains several pages of "messages" I received in 1990, which I feel are pertinent now. I will be uploading many others of these 'messages' over the coming weeks - (I
received about 100 of them in total). But what's up there at the moment is useful (and also contains my commentary.).
If you feel your readers would benefit from a read, they can go directly to Future Visions 2012 section at: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~bazaann/future.htm
and for backdated articles that I've had good feedback on - the Articles Archive section:
Keep on doing your great work,
All the best
Note from Jean: Here is an excerpt from the introduction page by Aannsha at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bazaann/future.htm
My wakeup call in the 5th Dimension
It happened on Saturday the 15th September 2001. I was meditating when I suddenly realised that I had consciously arrived in the 5th Dimension (5D). This is a dimension of brilliance golden white light, loving harmony, based on self-truth where the beings are fully conscious of their Godforce-connection. I will share more of 5D with you in following pages.
I say "realised" and "consciously", because I've been there before many times in meditation and daydreams, but a part of me (the doubting part) has usually chosen to right it off as imagination, or purely a mind-trip. On Saturday it dawned on me that what I have done naturally for as long as I can remember (since childhood) is actually not simply imagination. It is as real as the 3D world we are expierincing now. And it is a place available to all of us as we: (i) acknowledge that it exists, (ii) accept the likelihood of experiencing it and (iii) open up to the doorway within us that will enable us to get there.
In the light of the Inspirations I have received, I now believe that this is so. I also feel that the Godforce, however we choose to perceive It, is "calling us back to our true home", i.e. 5D. And as such, all that is happening - to each of us on a personal level, as well as collectively as a human species - is in line with that wish of the Godforce. So for all the times that you have wondered why theres so much suffering, whether you belong here, isnt there something bigger/better/more real thats supposed to be going on take heart. While personal and/or global events may appear to be getting worse, its actually turning into a really interesting event! You and I along with all other souls of our own choosing are embodying our true selves. But more of that later." CLIP
AND HERE IS ANOTHER EXCERPT FROM http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bazaann/future3.htm
Who Am I?
Imagine a dot of light, smaller than a pinhead. That is what you are.
Imagine a ball of light, bigger than the sun. That is what you are.
You are an infinitesimal force of light energy, so subtle and yet so powerful that you have to stretch your imagination to picture yourself.
Dont be fooled by your physical body. Yes, that is a part of you. But it is only a fraction of your true being. Your total being is a glorious soul of infinite proportions.
Totally connected to the Godforce, your soul radiates light, love and energy to you and all the other lives and on earth and around the many universes that make up its whole experiential being.
THE UNITED NATIONS PLEDGE FOR PEACE
I pledge in my daily life, in my family my work, my community, my country and my region, to:
Respect all life (Respect the life and dignity of each human being without discrimination or prejudice)
Reject violence (Practice active non-violence)
Share with others (Share my time and material resources to put an end to exclusion, injustice, and
political and economic oppression.)
Listen to understand (Defend freedom of expression and cultural diversity)
PRESERVE THE PLANET (Promote responsible consumer behavior)
Rediscover Solidarity (Working together as one unified world)
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