MAY LOVE PREVAIL ON EARTH


January 5, 2004

Rising Phoenix Series #27: Jumping Headlong Into a New Year of Mutually Empowering Sharing and Learning


Hello everyone

As we begin a new year which holds both promises of many difficult challenges and possibly exhilarating fulfillments for all those who accept to follow their Inner Call, I would like to suggest that no matter what happens, we ought never to take ourselves too seriously for life is meant to be a fun and fast-learning experience. So I and we all should always strive to remember we are all children at heart, always able to see things through the sparkling prism of a love-filled heart, always ready to express compassion and caring to whomever is in need of support through a difficult moment, always taking responsibility for our own emotions and enlightening mistakes and even sometime sheer human ego-driven stupidity, until one day when we will all be free from the burden of past traumas, mistaken beliefs and self-imposed limitations, free to shine as in the Beginning all the Mighty Beauty and Glory of our true Divine Self, the One that strives to come through and guide us all back Home.

Love, Light and Laughter will prevail

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com

P.S. This is a 5 part - 50 page compilation with LOTS of good stuff to lighten up your days ahead ;-)


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This compilation is archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2004/RisingPhoenix27.htm


"Millions of people are together creating a unified morphogenetic field of light that's allowing the old collective thought-forms (fear and rigidity) to break down. Yet, as light shines increasingly through the chinks, the old control dramas, personal or political, are becoming increasingly challenged, desperate, and vocal. What this represents is the last dance of a polarized world view. When the Hopis and Mayans and Christians speak of the Day of Purification, they‚re referring to this. It's neither just a violent destruction of the old forms (without a renewal of hope for co-creating heaven on earth), nor is it a sudden bright awakening (without corresponding cataclysms or loss). We are seeing increasingly how both these forces of life and death are playing themselves out in our lives and in our world. As an old age dies and a new era is born within the realm of polarity, forces that both support and resist evolution come forth in their most potent manifestations. Out of the unfolding fusion of all apparent opposites, a never-before-known level of deeply embodied spirit is emerging."

- Kiara Windrider kiara@eternaldoorway.com


"If history has taught us anything — it’s that we create the future!"

- Anonymous


"So this is Xmas what have you done?"

As another tumultuous year is about to pass,
I propose that we come together in our thoughts
and end the year with a clear vision.
Let's visualize all the people living life in peace.
10 seconds. One hour. All day.
Anywhere and anytime of the day.

Let's carry the clearest vision of a peaceful world
And do it with a spirit of fun and joy.
Not with anger, not with fear.
For negative thinking is a luxury we can't afford.
Let's sing, dance and hug each other
To bring in the New Year, and with it, the new world.
Let's report to the Universe how glad we are
That our planet is part of a beautiful constellation.

For the opposite of love is fear, not hate.
The opposite of wisdom is confusion, not stupidity.
The shortest distance between two points
Is our desire and our unwavering belief.
So listen to your heartbeat and remember
"War Is Over If you want it."

With love,

Yoko Ono
December 2003, New York City
Forwarded by "Raphael Diaz" earthconcert@hotmail.com


"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

- R. Buckminster Fuller


"The splitting of the atom was a split in consciousness in this society. And we need to heal our nation and the world, through creating a vision of a world as one. And a vision of the world as one has no room for nuclear weapons. There are 12 nations which either possess or are trying to acquire nuclear weapons. 20 nations either possessing or trying to acquire biological weapons. 26 nations either possessing or trying to acquire chemical weapons. 20 nations either possessing or trying to acquire missile technologies to deliver those weapons. Pandora's box has been opened. But there is a power greater than all of those weapons. And it's the power of love through which the human heart expresses itself. The advancing tide is toward human unity! We saw it reflected at the beginning of the new millennium which so many of us celebrated in the year 2000. Where despite the dire predictions, people gathered peacefully all around the world, without incidents! Celebrating our humanity! Proving that we can get together around the world peacefully! The advancing tide is toward human unity, and the technology of our society has reflected that through the connectivity of the Internet, through communications, through transportation, and through trade. Every one of us has had the opportunity to connect, in our lifetimes, with people so we realize that we truly are a global village. This thinking that separates us from other nations and other people is archaic! And so as we offer a competing vision for the world, that competing vision can seek to make war itself archaic."

- Taken from Dennis Kucinich’s Acceptance Speech for the 2003 Gandhi Peace Award archived at http://pepeace.org/current_reprints/06/Dennis%20Kucinich.htm
Recommended by Suzy Ward suzy@matthewbooks.com


Christmas in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court ruled there cannot be a nativity scene in Washington, DC this Christmas. This isn't for any religious or constitutional reason. They simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the nation's capital. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.


Worthy of Your Attention:

New Year Message from Matthew (January 1, 2004)
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2004/NewYearMessageM.htm
Review what Matthew has to say about the earthquake and death toll in Iran, the turmoil in Iraq, the alleged capture Saddam Hussein, the heightened alert level in America, the media hoopla about Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey helping African children orphaned by AIDS, the mad cow disease, the situation with NESARA, some insight into Dennis Kucinich's candidacy, and the possibility of mass ET landings.

The Snow Globe Seasons Greetings animation (Positively hilarious!)
http://ww12.e-tractions.com/snowglobe/globe.htm

Living NOW (Most inspiring slide show)
http://www.positivepause.com/en
Recommended by "Janice Ashby" sunsetjl@hotmail.com who wrote "Jean, I've been receiving your list for a few months now - just want to let you know I really appreciate everything. I enjoy doing the same thing myself, collecting various data, and sending everybody information. I wanted to send you this link, I found it really cleared up any confusions I had and many are thanking me for it. It's really awesome."

New Ascension Website (Very comprehensive and lots of inspiring pics!)
http://www.saviourbehaviour.com
Recommended by Steve Marsden steve@mailmontage.com who wrote "This website is mainly channelled teachings, in quotation form, arranged thematically, focusing specifically upon the behavioural aspects of ascension."


CONTENTS

1. Words of Thanks
2. 2004 Greetings
3. Feedback on Miscellaneous Subjects #199
4. You Are So Blessed!
5. Invitation to join Gateway to Conscious Evolution
6. Message from Matthew & COMMUNICATION WITH GOD
7. NEW YEAR'S DAY OF PEACE
8. Highlights on the Global Sacred Geometry Conference Presenters
9. Song of Peace
10. Concerning “Do you want us to show up?”…
11. LONGING FOR HOME
12. Eating For Peace - Mindful Consumption
13. A Wanderer's Handbook
14. The Web of Life Imperative
15. A Letter to George
16. The Nonviolent Peaceforce
17. Global Oneness NOW


See also:

The Interview With God (Even if you already saw it, it is worth another look)
http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/
If you have a pop up stopper you'll have to turn it off manually to run this.

BEYOND GREED & SCARCITY
http://www.ratical.org/many_worlds/cc/Lietaer.html
(...) For example, in France, there are now 300 local exchange networks, called Grain de Sel, literally "Grain of Salt." These systems -- which arose exactly when and where the unemployment levels reached about 12 percent -- facilitate exchanges of everything from rent to organic produce, but they do something else as well. Every fortnight in the Ariege, in southwestern France, there is a big party. People come to trade not only cheeses, fruits, and cakes as in the normal market days, but also hours of plumbing, haircuts, sailing or English lessons. Only local currencies accepted! Local currency creates work, and I make a distinction between work and jobs. A job is what you do for a living; work is what you do because you like to do it. I expect jobs to increasingly become obsolete, but there is still an almost infinite amount of fascinating work to be done. For example, in France you find people offering guitar lessons and requesting lessons in German. Neither would pay in French francs. What's nice about local currency is that when people create their own money, they don't need to build in a scarcity factor. And they don't need to get currency from elsewhere in order to have a means of making an exchange with a neighbor. CLIP

The Clown Chakra
http://www.hahahahaha.org/Engl/eclown.htm
The Clown scientists have found that all our problems can be placed under one heading: Seriousness. Seriousness is the leading cause of everything from Cancer to Reincarnation. Scientists from the Clown Academy have already discovered a new source of healing. It is a psychic energy point located between the heart chakra and the throat chakra. It is called the clown chakra. If people are feeling miserable; if they have financial problems; if their relationship situation is the pits; if they are in ill health; if they have a need to sue people; if they find fault with their brother; then obviously their clown chakra is closed. When this happens, the scientists have observed under a high-powered microscope that the cells of every organ display a sad face; and when the clown chakra is open and functioning normally, the cells display a happy face. CLIP

Patch Adams 10 Ideas
http://www.patchadams.org/patchs_take_10/10_ideas.htm
And much more at http://www.patchadams.org

Compilation of various texts on Love
http://www.saviourbehaviour.com/love/love3.html
(...) Unconditional love isn't manifest in most relationships. People are still not really manifesting this energy of unconditional love in their consciousness. So we come back to the heart and we tell you that within the centre of the heart is buried all these energies that stop you from realising your true potential as a human being, stops you from realising your own Christ consciousness. It is necessary before you start running around and saying, "I love everybody and my love is unconditional and I have no judgment," to first of all to look into your own heart and look at what you think of yourself. Look at what's buried there, all the traumatic experiences that you have had within this life. Look at the traumatic experiences that you may have had even in other lives. Know that you are the sum total now of every thought, word, deed and action that you ever performed in any life, not only on this planet but also on other planets in other universes, in other dimensions. So you can see that there is a lot of what you would term as human beings 'crud' or 'energy that is not of the Light' deeply buried within this energy centre of the heart. CLIP

Google opens up books to searching (Dec 18)
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994501
A service to search the entire text of books has been launched by web giant Google. It could play an important role in the evolution of the way people search for information online, say some experts. Google Print Beta lets searchers view excerpts from books, as well as author's notes, reviews and cover artwork. It also provides links to online book sellers and related advertising. The service works when a user types the phrase "print.google.com" and search words into Google's search box.




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From: "MT" mikth@ozemail.com.au
Subject: Thank you
Date: 27 Dec 2003

Jean, I have received your emails since around 1996 when I first got on the Internet and found you through some searches. I have never written to you before. I want to thank you for the information you send and although it is depressing, it is also full of hope.

Your simple format of email and links is a credit to best design principles and the diversity and quality of writing therein keeps me busy for many hours with each new mailing.

How important it is to visualize a new peaceful world. I feel we are at a crossroads and at a time of huge changes and we can say what those changes can be. We must all speak out with one voice. Until those that hold the power see that power slip through their hands as the people reject that power.

The “mighty soviet empire” collapsed over night when the people said “enough” and this seemingly powerful empire we currently live under will also collapse when we do the same.

Your emails are like documentaries, dramatic pieces, news broadcasts and they leave the mainstream broadcast media looking like the ruling administration propaganda machine that it is. Lies by omission.

I imagine your type of broadcast/mailing reaching a wider audience in the form of a televisual format broadcast on the Internet with actors speaking the words, reporters filing video stories, powerful visuals of what these statistics really mean, e.g. if the rainforests are disappearing at the rate of 1 football field every so long, show that. Show the faces of the people dying. Tell their stories. I imagine plays and songs and dances of the new world birthing.

What is right will come to pass.

Mik




2.

IF YOU ARE INSPIRED BY THE FOLLOWING THOUGHTS, I BELIEVE A THOROUGH VISIT TO HELEN'S BEAUTIFUL AND RICHLY ENLIGHTENING WEBSITE WILL PROVE TO BE EVEN MORE INSPIRING. HELEN WAS A CO-FOUNDER OF THE GLOBAL MEDITATION FOCUS GROUP.

From: "Helen Jandamit" selena@bkk2.loxinfo.co.th
Subject: 2004 Greetings
Date: 30 Dec 2003
Organization: House of Dhamma

Dear Jean,

Here are a few thoughts for a new year.
Thank you for being in my life.

Helen Jandamit (Rev. Saddharma)

Note: My website has moved to http://www.angelfire.com/stars5/meditation


Two men may listen to the sound of the wind in the trees.
One hears a melancholy sighing and the other hears creation making love to itself.
Which choose you?

Wishing you a wonderful transformative 2004

2003 cleared so many disturbances in the consciousness of the world. It was not an easy ride but now the winds of change are blowing strongly. It is time to surf the shifts and swirls of cause and result. It's time to hold awareness without judgment as we soar to the crests and plunge to the depths of the waves of change.

First the first time in known history, here on earth, we can know our own experience and at the same time know, virtually instantly, what is happening on the other side of the world.

Sometimes the speed and amount of 'information' is overwhelming and we long for the good old days of a postman's knock or the friendly voice of a neighbour.

We are growing up. We are growing into awareness of the inter-connectedness of all things. Indra's net is all around us. It's in our heads and minds. But haven't we forgotten something?

How about compassion (Karuna) and loving kindness (Metta)?
Are we becoming so overwhelmed by the sheer speed of change, and the complexity of detail, that we close our hearts?
Are we becoming so caught up in coping with the constant demands of conforming to unspoken ideals, that we don't stop even for a moment to be with ourselves honestly?
Are we going to allow fears and anxieties to toss us around like corks in the water?
Are we going to allow electric diversions to cosmetically cover the deeper disturbances we feel?

Or are you going to stop for a moment,
feel the touch of the breeze on your skin,
hear the call of the winged ones and the rustle of leaves.
Are you going to really listen to the words
and the heart-meaning
of what your children and your loved ones are saying?
Are you going to turn off the blare
of that seemingly essential media overload and listen to your heart?


To dare
to be the wholeness
of what we are,
in clear awareness,
is to walk
the tightrope path
to infinity.


It is all right to give yourself a hug every now and then.




3.

Date: 29 Dec 2003
Subject: Re: Miscellaneous Subjects #199: We Will Not Get Fooled Again (archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/MiscelSubjects199.htm)
From: "A'keara" akearawt@adelphia.net

Greetings of Hope:

After reading most of this extremely hard-hitting compilation (to say the least), I feel completely sick at heart. Thank you for bringing this information to the forefront, and I affirm that so many new portals of Light are opening as we co-create Heaven on Earth. These are most diversely interesting moments in Life, Jean. When reading such items of dim light, the focus of staying in the heart and staying in the Light (no matter what) is quite the challenge. The focus must be on the large-scale canvass. Easier said than done at times. As we are ever changing energetic beings, I pray for the Awakening of All, Once and For All. I feel so much planetary pain, and I envision the level of hope to the same crescendo.
Light, Light and more Light. I thank Source for the strength to pursue my mission even though hopelessness does creep into my consciousness. I believe we are all dealing with so many difficult 3d issues NOW. I just want to wrap my heart around all pain and watch it fly away on wings.

May be you be blessed as you continue your mission focus.

Hope is the future.
Love is the truth of transformation.
Forgiveness is the key to everything.

I pray that all anger be released on a Universal level in ease and Grace.
I pray that all sadness be released on a Universal level in ease and Grace.

Let the wondrous, positive strength of mankind and All-kind be revealed...

Once and For All...

May All of us work together to co-create Universal Benevolence on all levels.

Now I am in tears...

May we all work in unison to heal our Beloved Earth and all who walk upon her.

Total love...

A'keara
Old Earth...2003




4.

From: "Ron Van Dyke" paradoxman@bellsouth.net
Subject: You Are So Blessed!
Date: 29 Dec 2003

You Are So Blessed!...

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won't survive the week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, especially in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.

Blessings to you!




5.

I BELIEVE THIS WILL BE OF INTEREST TO MANY OF YOU. SEE MY ADDITIONAL NOTE BELOW...

From: EdElkin@aol.com
Date: 27 Dec 2003
Subject: Invitation to join Gateway to Conscious Evolution

Dear Earth Rainbow Network CyberFriends:

PLEASE JOIN ME IN AN EXCEPTIONAL WEB-BASED INTERACTIVE LEARNING PROGRAM CALLED GATEWAY TO CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION, created by Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.

I offer to be your guide on an extraordinary 9 month journey which will empower and enliven your life, providing an evolutionary context for your mission on Earth.

The Journey begins January 22, 2004.

Visit http://www.evolve.org now and click the Gateway Tour Link on the home page to learn more about this evolutionary learning process.

A direct link to the tour is provided here:
http://www.evolve.org/pub/doc/ls_gateway_tour.html

If you are interested in joining me or have questions about the process please call and or/write to me.

Please use the Code VQXYVPTU for all correspondence and enrollment.

Aloha, Blessings & Love in the New Year.

Ed Jor-El Elkin EdElkin@aol.com
PO Box 811, Hana, HI 96713

Phones: Home: 808-248-7543 Cell: 808-264-1506 VM: 808-243-0036
Website: http://www.jor-el.org

NOTE FROM JEAN: I went through the whole tour at http://www.evolve.org/pub/doc/ls_gateway_tour.html and strongly feel this is a perfect match for all ERN subscribers who may want to become more active co-creators of the coming New Earth. Barbara Marx Hubbard (along with Teresa Collins) has been honing this awakening/empowering process for numerous years, the evolutionary guides and teachers involved with her in this endeavor are some of the best, and I’m sure all the resources and material provided are most comprehensive, enlightening and perfectly adapted for the context of this evolutionary process.

As for Ed Elkin, he is a friend and was a key participant to the Earth Rainbow Network founding meeting in Santa Barbara, California in 1997 (some info on it and pictures are available at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/IntroInfo.htm)




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From: "Suzy" suzy@pacifier.com
Subject: Message from Matthew
Date: 21 Dec 2003

December 21, 2003

With divine love, this is Matthew greeting you with the blessings of the universe. In this season of your festive spiritual celebrations, we see also your sadness that the promised era of global peace and harmony seems so distant. Yes, it does seem that way, and to many but a hopeless prayer. But that era IS coming nearer with each moment! Earth has not deterred one iota from her path into higher vibrations where the energy of love-light prevails in the world you have been creating, and your universal brothers and sisters are helping you in myriad ways to reach that higher station more swiftly. Know these truths and genuinely rejoice in the holy days at hand.

In the hearts of many there is despair that not gladness and holiness, but grief and fear afflict so many souls around your world. Yes, do feel compassion, but not despair, which helps only those who refuse the light. And please do not feel guilty that even as you know others are suffering, still you want to experience joy and merriment yourselves˜these lighthearted feelings are helping Earth! Her light is increased with each sound of laughter, with each sensation of happiness among family and friends. So joyously celebrate this season knowing that you are bringing ever closer peace on Earth, good will toward men, with every act of kindness, sharing, and trust in the omnipotence of love-light.

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NOTE FROM JEAN: Since I have a copy of Suzy Ward's fourth book "Voices of the Universe", and because I feel the message communicated in the following excerpt is so vitally important to understand and live by in every single moment of our current experience on Earth, I would like to share it with you, with Suzy's permission, as we begin another chapter in our long and epic journey back to the Source. This is so simple a realization and yet the most profound one any individual Spark of God may have as we all thread the pathway up the Ascension Mountain, through the clouds of our own self-delusion, into the realm of illumined Knowing...

COMMUNICATION WITH GOD

May 13, 2003

S: Good morning, Hatonn. I could hardly believe it last night when you said you want to give me a message “for the new book.” Didn’t you know that I just finished one? 

HATONN: Suzy, dear child and friend, yes, of course I know. And you know I’m in charge of communication between there and everywhere else, so you know how important this subject is to me. It’s been talked about in the other books but not with the point I wish to make now.

Those whose minds are ahead of their hearts in this matter are unwittingly lagging. The folks who think they have to study this or that to work themselves through their perceived layers of separation from God are just making a separation between themselves and God! That is their chosen pathway, so I have no quarrel with it, but it is so unnecessary! Especially now, with everything speeding up, they need to know that their spiritual connection with God isn’t achieved through mental exercises or incantations or invoking the help of ascended masters—it simply IS! Every soul is a part of God, every one IS connected with Him! How could it be otherwise when it’s the physics of the universe at work here?

This, now, is my presentation, Suzy.

This is Hatonn speaking to you. As master of communication between Earth and the rest of the universe, I am telling you the simplicity of the answer to your soul-searching: You are a part of God and your connection with Him is your birthright. God IS. You ARE. You and God are ONE. How much more simple can it be? Your soul knows this, and you need only to align your conscious self with your soul, your godself.

You may search through books to learn how to make the communication connection, but those are merely others’ ideas of how to reach a stage of spiritual awareness, and that is not necessary. It is as simple as ASKING! Say, for instance, “God, I am you, you are me, so please let me hear you.”  Or say nothing, just feel it in your heart—God hears that just as clearly. Allow your mind to be still and listen to your soul giving you God’s message.

As for searching for God’s “will” in your life, as so many of you do, you could say that since you are God in fullness and He is you as a part of Himself, yes, He has a pathway for you. But your own soul as the God part you are chose the pathway it needs for growth, and the purpose of your life is to consciously discover that pathway. Conscience is your guide, and so is your intuition. But those can become hidden in the labyrinthine pathway of esoteric studies, lessons, seminars, books—all designed to heighten your awareness of yet another obstruction between you and God.

I am not saying for a moment that your studies and sessions are a waste! But how accurately are they assisting you in the direct course to being the god and goddesses you already ARE? You are yearning to feel something that isn’t in books or graphs or seminars. It is the private pathway to your godself you need, not the mysterious mountains and valleys to travel for years and years. Nevertheless, if you have spent years in this journey, start connecting directly with God without further delay!

Think of this: A child comes into an Earth lifetime with knowledge of that direct God connection, that absolute intuitive knowing, that total sensing of inseparability. The child hasn’t studied, hasn’t spent hours in seminars or been treated to sessions of calling upon help from the ascended masters. The child simply IS the godself! Only by orientation away from that does the passing of your time bring about the separation. Then you search for your connection through those various forms of “how to” reach what always has been yours, always has been YOU!

Suzy, my friend and mutual servant, as we do indeed serve each other, thank you for heeding my call to come to the computer. I’m a soul of few words usually, as you well know, and I have extended myself on this occasion. Sometimes it’s necessary to put a hammer to a head to get the attention, so I have done that with this message. 

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To order "Voices of the Universe" please go at http://www.matthewbooks.com




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THE "ONE DAY IN PEACE" WORLD CELEBRATION MENTIONED BELOW HAS BEEN ADOPTED IN 1999 BY THE U.N. MOSTLY AS A RESULT OF THE INDEFATIGABLE EFFORTS OF TWO ERN FOUNDERS, STEVE DIAMOND WHO INITIALLY PROPOSED IT IN 97, AND BOB SILVERSTEIN WHO CAMPAIGNED NON-STOP TO GET THE WHOLE WORLD AND THE U.N. TO ADOPT THIS BRILLIANT IDEA.

Sent by "David Swanson, Kucinich Campaign" info@kucinich.us on Dec 30

(...)

NEW YEAR'S DAY OF PEACE

The United Nations invited the world to celebrate One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000, as the beginning of the International Decade for the Culture of Peace & Nonviolence for the Children of the World. 1000 organizations in almost 140 nations participated in this launch for a better world... Over 100 governments, 25 U.S. governors and hundreds of mayors pledged their support. On December 15, 2000, a joint Resolution (S. Con. Res. 138) was unanimously adopted by the House and Senate declaring every January 1 as a day of peace and sharing. This Resolution was presented to Congress by Dennis Kucinich and the late Senator Paul Wellstone.

WILLIE NELSON'S NEW SONG

Willie Nelson, who has endorsed Dennis Kucinich for President, and who will lead a fundraising concert for Kucinich's campaign in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004, wrote a new song on Christmas that he will perform in public for the first time at the Austin concert. The lyrics have not been released before now:

What Ever Happened To Peace On Earth

There's so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They're gonna' kill us
So we gotta' kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier's life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liars word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it's just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em' all and let God sort em' out
Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liars word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there's a time, and if you're ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker's word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don't confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liars word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Dennis has planned various events in Austin, Texas, January 2nd and 3rd, including a fundraising concert at the Austin Music Hall with Kucinich Endorsers Willie Nelson, Tim Reynolds, Michelle Shocked, and the Doobie Brothers’ Pat Simmons, along with Jim Hightower, Bonnie Raitt, Tish Hinojosa, and Michael McDonald. Following the show there will be an artist's reception at La Zona Rosa, 4th St. and Rio Grande.

LIVE WEBCAST: The concert will be webcast live at http://www.sacredgeometryconference.com/presenters.htm

CLIP

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NOTE FROM JEAN: The following is taken from the website of the Global Sacred Geometry Conference organized by András Névai in Sedona, Arizona next Feb 12-15

Highlights on the Global Sacred Geometry Conference Presenters

What is Sacred Geometry? Ancient cultures the world over have gifted us with a knowledge traditionally called Sacred Geometry. Sacred Geometry is the universal science of mathematical ratios, harmonic resonance and archetypal symbols at the core of life and consciousness itself. It is a third dimensional manifestation of Divine Perfection.

HERE ARE THE PRESENTERS. I RECOMMEND VISITING THEIR RESPECTIVE SITES AS THESE PEOPLE HAVE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS FEARURED ON THEIR WEBSITES

From: http://www.sacredgeometryconference.com/presenters.htm

Drunvalo Melchizedek

The opening ceremony is by the author and teacher of the Flower of Life, Earth/Sky, and Living in the Heart seminars. Drunvalo has popularized Sacred Geometry on a global scale through his books and teachings.
http://www.drunvalo.net
http://www.spiritofmaat.com

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John Michell — Keynote Speaker

John Michell is one of the wise men of traditional Sacred Geometric knowledge. His early research into ancient systems of measure and number produced the classic works The New View Over Atlantis (1968) and The Dimensions of Paradise. He is currently engaged in writing The Dimensions of Albion, a work of Sacred Geometry underpinning the landscape of his native Britain. John's presentation "Creative Geometry: How the World Was Made" explores the geometry inherent within the Myths of Creation. John will also present on "The Crop Circle Mystery: Geometry and Meaning," as well as show slides of his geometric watercolor paintings.
http://www.thehope.org

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Nicholas Mann

Nicholas Mann is a geomancer and writer. His research into his hometown of Glastonbury, England led to several books, including The Isle of Avalon and the forthcoming Energy Secrets of Glastonbury. While residing in Sedona, he wrote Sedona: Sacred Earth, and when on the east coast Mann researched the material for this groundbreaking work Secret Geometry of Washington, D.C. Nicholas will present on "The Sacred Geometry of Sedona," in conference and out on the land itself. E-mail: druidways@ukonline.co.uk

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AYA

Inspired by a spirit vision in 1985, AYA has created a family of higher-dimensional mandala paintings called the StarWheels. Envisioned as a hyper-dodecahedron of 12 series of 12 (+144 templates), the StarWheels are Living Holograms to enter and celebrate Who We Are. Sponsered by the StarWheel Foundation, AYA is currently working on the creation of a StarWheel School of Mandala Arts. Aya will present on: "The Vesica Piscis: Doorway to Manifestation.
http://www.starwheels.com
(Make sure to see http://www.starwheels.com/Webseum/webseum2.html)

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Martin Gray

Martin Gray is an anthropologist and photographer specializing in the study of Sacred Power Places. During a twenty-year period he has journeyed to more than 1,000 holy places in 80 countries. Martin's beautiful slide shows are a compelling blend of art, history, inspiration, and eco-spiritual/Sacred-Geometric awareness.
http://www.sacredsites.com
(Make sure to see http://www.sacredsites.com/explore.html)

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Ani Williams

Ani Williams is a world-renowned harpist, singer, author, sound therapist, and sacred-sites guide. Ani's enchanting music will weave throughout this Conference as she demonstrates the Harmony of Sacred Geometry within the intervals, chords, and rhythms of song. She will show how the same principles inherent in ancient temple construction, the harmonious proportions in nature, and the movements of the planets are mirrored in Sacred Music.
http://www.aniwilliams.com

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Slim Spurling

Slim Spurling, a cowboy from Denver, Colorado, is the inventor of Light Life Tools™. Based on the principles of Sacred Geometry, quantum physics and sound frequencies, this technology has the proven capacity to clean up to 80% of the pollution on the planet! Slim's talk will cover the "Connection Between Sacred Geometry and the Standing Gravitational Wave of the Universe."
http://www.slimspurling.com

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Bruce Rawles

An author and scientist, Bruce will define the basics of Sacred Geometry in terms anyone can understand through a mystical multi-media journey: "Sacred Geometry 101, 102, 103 : Hermetic Insights," "Golden Ratio Proportions, Archetypes, Polygons, Fractals," and "How to Construct your Sacred Forms."
http://www.intent.com

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Gregory Hoag

Founder of Metaforms and e.pendants, Greg has been working with Sacred Geometry in Consciousness and Healing for two decades. He'll present on "From Mathematics to Spiritual Evolution through Sacred Forms, and "Sacred Sites and the Earth Grid System."
http://www.metaforms.net

CLIP

More details on the conference at http://www.sacredgeometryconference.com




9.

VERY BEAUTIFUL GIFT SONG, POWERFULLY EVOCATIVE!

Date: 21 Dec 2003
Subject: Song of Peace
From: "Elorien" elorien@elorien.com

Dear Jean,

I have been receiving your weekly mailings for a few months and really appreciate your hard work and commitment. Thank you.

I wanted to share with you a new piece of music that I am offering as a free download on my site. "Song of Peace" is a chant that was influenced by your call for weekly meditation. Many of the overdubbed voices were recorded during the Sunday meditation hours. You can visit our new site at http://www.elorien.com. I hope you enjoy the song.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Peace be with you,

Tony


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10.

21 Dec 2003

Concerning “Do you want us to show up?”…

Anonymous letter to ERN

Dear friends,

My answer must be qualified, otherwise it would be seem too conflicted: “Yes, but no”. “No, but yes.” Just as there are various agendas here on Earth, there are various agendas in the “heavens” or other dimensions of reality, to put it more broadly. How can humans exercise freewill if they barely know of it? Many of those people “voting” an unqualified YES are doing so mainly out of exasperation, frustration, and helplessness – hardly empowering qualities. This is the vote of self-defeat. The majority voting a qualified “YES” are usually asking that the “ET” ‘s be for the highest good of all and in alignment with the highest light of heaven, etc.

So here I am to add my qualified “yes” vote – and my request:

First a little terminology:

The use of the term “agendas” carries no charge, positive or negative, this is simply an expression to acknowledge that all levels of consciousness have intentions and goals and larger purposes all of which can be neatly described as “agendas.” These are all relative – another very important term – relative to the dimensional and situational contexts in which they play. This represents large patterns of unity and diversity. Those less developed levels of consciousness have a hard time grasping the larger purposes and intents of more developed levels of consciousness – it is a simple matter of perspective.

By “ET’s” I mean those beings and consciousnesses that exist in form or formless states that use external or internally-generated means to bridge time and space and dimensions. Thus, this could include levels of consciousness rarely taking on a recognizable form, no matter what dimensional/interdimensional level being referenced – and could include very distinct forms much like humans on Earth.

By Earth-humans, I am referring to those of us who were born into biological bodies in this lifetime.

By conscious “embodied” interaction – or direct contact – I am referring to a situation in which the human-personality-mind has total awareness and recall – of interactions with ET’s as well as other humans. We have plenty of good activity going on at higher levels of our consciousness, but little permeating normal Earth-plane awareness. This does not always require direct physical contact, although it could, especially when it involves group meetings contained or facilitated in “extra-dimensional” space-time.

To get back to my response on this matter…

Humanity is on the verge of some important breakthroughs in consciousness and physicality. These could lead to enormous numbers of people “waking up” to recognize they really do have an innate spiritually-based power to choose and that there are bigger choices they can exercise this larger freewill on - than who to vote for, what to eat, or whatever personal issues they are facing. One potentially positive aspect of the perceived “darkness” currently run amuck in the world is to sharpen the contrast for people in terms of their own choosing. Many will at first simply say “no,” to what they feel is wrong. This is good. This is a first step toward choosing what they want to say “yes” to.

But if people don’t know there is something better and greater to choose for themselves, how can they choose wisely? If they don’t feel they are “free” to use their greater god-self-based “free will”, how can they make such choices? Even for those people who dream it would be nice if things “could be different.” Humanity seemingly has found itself in this situation of such increasingly dramatic choices, - like a dangerous game of brinkmanship, one in which we are very close to the proverbial edge.

Large-scale public “Contact” at this time, could jeopardize the “awakening” to higher consciousness that continues to grow. People voting an unqualified “yes” tend to want our new friends to fix things for them and banish the “bad guys.” If extensive global contact were to occur now, two situations could emerge: (1) humanity’s awakening to its power as spiritual beings having a human experience, could be delayed and or sidetracked; (2) we could continue to look “outside” ourselves for answers and solutions, thus substituting one form of restrictive dis-empowerment for another - albeit perhaps more benign and beneficial in the short term.

Additionally, if the various groupings of ET’s made global contact, then a presently confused humanity, on the verge of “awakening” or “growing up” as a species, would have to face a greater complexity of agendas. Hardly any humans would be able to deal with this added level of complexity. And there is the question of mistrust of agendas and the levels of official interactions and deal-making that would be likely, given current human social-political systems. Tell me, who would be the truth-sayer concerning past “agreements” and “treaties” made between leaders of human governments and various representatives of various ET groups and interests? We cannot trust our governments when it comes to Earth affairs, let alone decide truth from falsehood concerning the various secret treaties with ET’s that have been made.

So what if, perhaps, humanity gets cleaner cheaper energy and better healthful technologies – would people be anymore enlightened or awakened to their higher spiritual nature? And what about all those people who, no matter what, would be suspicious of the unstated agendas of our new “friends?” This could result in new conflicts on Earth - between Earth-humans and the “ET newcomers” and their allies. The result could be extensive sabotage and global chaos on top of the ontological trauma of meeting beings from another dimensional reality or star system.

Concerning Contact:

My recommendation, qualified by the caveat “AT THIS TIME”, is that there should be increased embodied contact on Earth and through various “ET vehicles” that are available- between ET’s and earth-human individuals who are ready for this level of DIRECT contact. The main purpose of this contact would be to hold two types of high-level conferences: One, strictly among HUMANS; and the other between ET’s and earth-humans. These conferences and leadership gatherings would include those people who are relatively more evolved in their human consciousness for the purpose of developing immediate and longer term goals, strategies, and action plans. These individuals would in turn begin including other humans who ordinarily would be traumatized at the human-personality level by such interactions with our ET friends.

Why haven’t the forces for a positive future prevailed yet? Partly because most of us are still relatively new to this and largely because most of us tend to compete over narrow self-interests. “Walking the talk” is a real problem among most social and spiritual innovators. This dynamic is closely coupled to a situation whereby those people who are operating from a more conscious and spiritual perspective in service to a positive, more enlightened, and awakened future, experience very limited access to communication media, financial, human, and technical resources needed to reach large numbers of people.

This situation could be turned around quickly and this is another area where our ET friends could come in: they could facilitate new processes among those spiritually-aligned innovators for a global awakening and those who are aligned around simpler concerns for a positive future. These processes would directly lead to greater synergy based on cooperation, coordination, and coherency of vision for global awakening. This in turn would lead to abundant human and material resources engaged in doing the “greater work.” Our ET friends could also provide much “positive intelligence” in service to a global awakening as may be required by the work of the human earth-councils. The goal here is to develop a more empowered humanity that eventually can relate on a more co-equal basis with ET representatives.

Values and Criteria:

To those ET friends and brethren to whom we would say “YES”, let us have this type of selective contact – I ask that you act as facilitators and gracious hosts in effect – and facilitate a high degree of embodied, coherent interaction with those earth humans who ask for it. Given the stage of consciousness of humanity, trust must be built between ET’s and Earth-humans – even with those who appear most open to contact. This trust must be based on practice and not on telepathic - or teleported - contact alone.

I, for one, welcome this qualified level of contact and interaction and facilitation of Earth-based affairs with any and all who are in absolute service to a global awakening of humanity to the highest dimensions of consciousness and existence that humanity’s relative capacity can permit it to integrate. Help us to help others of the human race to elevate their inner and outer eyes to the vast and beautiful possibilities of our god-self-given “inheritance.” Help us to help ourselves to awaken to our higher free will and to our higher choices. We ask for this type of selective contact in normal waking consciousness, as well as in “dream time”. We ask for this through telepathic and energetic interactions as well as through direct embodied interactions. Help us to integrate this experience so we can in turn externalize it through our actions using the greatest of discernment with compassion.

To those ET’s who identify themselves as “watchers”: what on Earth IS your intention and purpose? If you are to watch and not get involved, then please skip the “advice” you dispense from your safe sideline position.

To those Earth-humans who like to proclaim themselves “ambassadors” to/from whatever high planetary/galactic councils and “personages” – enough is enough! I ask that you please stop these self-centered pronouncements.

With proper facilitation and support, new earth human-councils could emerge from the process briefly outlined above – they will be in the best position, with the counsel of our ET friends, to identify what is most needed now to move more of humanity forward into an enlightened and awakened future - and then to act accordingly toward a global awakening. To start, these councils would initially be made up of those people who have the most potential to make the most difference now and who are the most selfless in their devotion to social and spiritual awakening of humanity. Our ET friends know who they are, as do many of the Earth-humans as well.

Let us intend and create an enlightened and spiritually awakened future!

ASK from California




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Date: 21 Dec 2003
Subject: Greetings from Jason Leen & LONGING FOR HOME
From: Jason Leen jl@kivisionart.com

12/21/03

Dear Jean,

A special greeting from your friend Jason. I thank you from the deepest part of my heart for your devotion and hard work throughout the year.

I am sending you a recent poem to celebrate our friendship and to honor the value of all friendships, for the sharing of this simple communion elevates us to the highest reaches of our humanity. In the company of a true friend, we begin to remember who and what we truly ARE!

LONGING FOR HOME
(c) 2001 Jason M. Leen All rights reserved.

Yes, I can see that you're traveling,
far away from family and friends,
even more, I can feel that you're longing
to be home, safe and warm, once again.

Let me sit here beside you,
and tell you a story I know,
of a time, long ago in the distance,
and the true home where we all long to go...

It began as something so innocent,
the choice to travel alone,
leaving the comfort of family,
leaving the comfort of home.

At first it was only a day,
then a week, a month and a year,
until suddenly we could not remember,
how long ago we had been there.

In a dream we seemed to wander,
moving further and further away,
searching for any reminder,
that would indicate the direction or way......

For lifetimes we have wandered,
seeking the land we once knew,
so you see, I too am a traveler,
seeking a home, the same as you.

So come and sit here beside me,
as I share this vision of home,
I'll sing the ancient songs of belonging,
that your heart may not be alone.



I send this with permission to reprint, should you want to share it with the Rainbow family.

Also, our beautiful new website is ready for visitors. It is completely dedicated to the premiere of our historic edition of The Prophet Trilogy, I hope that you will have a look and enjoy what you see!

http://www.jandj-publishing.com

With gratitude for all you do,

As your friend,

Jason Leen




12.

Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@vitelcom.net on Dec 24

Eating For Peace - Mindful Consumption

A talk by the Buddhist teacher Thich Naht Hanh...

10-22-3

All things need food to be alive and to grow, including our love or our hate. Love is a living thing, hate is a living thing. If you do not nourish your love, it will die. If you cut the source of nutriment for your violence, your violence will also die. That is why the path shown by the Buddha is the path of mindful consumption.

The Buddha told the following story. There was a couple who wanted to cross the desert to go to another country in order to seek freedom. They brought with them their little boy and a quantity of food and water. But they did not calculate well, and that is why halfway through the desert they ran out of food, and they knew that they were going to die. So after a lot of anguish, they decided to eat the little boy so that they could survive and go to the other country, and that's what they did. And every time they ate a piece of flesh from their son, they cried.

The Buddha asked his monks, "My dear friends: Do you think that the couple enjoyed eating the flesh of their son?" The Buddha said, "It is impossible to enjoy eating the flesh of our son. If you do not eat mindfully, you are eating the flesh of your son and daughter, you are eating the flesh of your parent."

If we look deeply, we will see that eating can be extremely violent. UNESCO tells us that every day, forty thousand children in the world die because of a lack of nutrition, of food. Every day, forty thousand children. And the amount of grain that we grow in the West is mostly used to feed our cattle. Eighty percent of the corn grown in this country is to feed the cattle to make meat. Ninety-five percent of the oats produced in this country is not for us to eat, but for the animals raised for food. According to this recent report that we received of all the agricultural land in the US, eighty-seven percent is used to raise animals for food. That is forty-five percent of the total land mass in the US.

More than half of all the water consumed in the US whole purpose is to raise animals for food. It takes 2500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat. A totally vegetarian diet requires 300 gallons of water per day, while a meat-eating diet requires more than 4000 gallons of water per day.

Raising animals for food causes more water pollution than any other industry in the US because animals raised for food produce one hundred thirty times the excrement of the entire human population. It means 87,000 pounds per second. Much of the waste from factory farms and slaughter houses flows into streams and rivers, contaminating water sources.

Each vegetarian can save one acre of trees per year. More than 260 million acres of US forests have been cleared to grow crops to feed animals raised for meat. And another acre of trees disappears every eight seconds. The tropical rain forests are also being destroyed to create grazing land for cattle.

In the US, animals raised for food are fed more than eighty percent of the corn we grow and more than ninety-five percent of the oats. We are eating our country, we are eating our earth, we are eating our children. And I have learned that more than half the people in this country overeat.

Mindful eating can help maintain compassion within our heart. A person without compassion cannot be happy, cannot relate to other human beings and to other living beings. And eating the flesh of our own son is what is going on in the world, because we do not practice mindful eating.

The Buddha spoke about the second kind of food that we consume every day -- sense impressions -- the kind of food that we take in by the way of the eyes, the ears, the tongue, the body, and the mind. When we read a magazine, we consume. When you watch television, you consume. When you listen to a conversation, you consume. And these items can be highly toxic. There may be a lot of poisons, like craving, like violence, like anger, and despair. We allow ourselves to be intoxicated by what we consume in terms of sense impressions. We allow our children to intoxicate themselves because of these products. That is why it is very important to look deeply into our ill-being, into the nature of our ill-being, in order to recognize the sources of nutriment we have used to bring it into us and into our society. The Buddha had this to say: "What has come to be - if you know how to look deeply into its nature and identify its source of nutriment, you are already on the path of emancipation." What has come to be is our illness, our ill-being, our suffering, our violence, our despair. And if you practice looking deeply, meditation, you'll be able to identify the sources of nutriments, of food, that has brought it into us.

Therefore the whole nation has to practice looking deeply into the nature of what we consume every day. And consuming mindfully is the only way to protect our nation, ourselves, and our society. We have to learn how to consume mindfully as a family, as a city, as a nation. We have to learn what to produce and what not to produce in order to provide our people with only the items that are nourishing and healing. We have to refrain from producing the kinds of items that bring war and despair into our body, into our consciousness, and into the collective body and consciousness of our nation, our society. And Congress has to practice that. We have elected members of the Congress. We expect them to practice deeply, listening to the suffering of the people, to the real causes of that suffering, and to make the kind of laws that can protect us from self-destruction. And America is great. I have the conviction that you can do it and help the world. You can offer the world wisdom, mindfulness, and compassion.

Nowadays, I enjoy places where people do not smoke. There are nonsmoking flights that you can enjoy. Ten years ago they did not exist, nonsmoking flights. And in America on every box of cigarettes there is the message: "Beware: Smoking can be hazardous to your health." That is a bell of mindfulness. That is the practice of mindful consumption. You do not say that you are practicing mindfulness, but you are really practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness of smoking is what allowed you to see that smoking is not healthy.

In America, people are very aware of the food they eat. They want every package of food to be labeled so that they can know what is in it. They don't want to eat the kind of food that will bring toxins and poisons into their bodies. This is the practice of mindful eating.

But we can go further. We can do better, as parents, as teachers, as artists and as politicians. If you are a teacher, you can contribute a lot in awakening people of the need for mindful consumption, because that is the way to real emancipation. If you are a journalist, you have the means to educate people, to wake people up to the nature of our situation. Every one of us can transform himself or herself into a bodhisattva doing the work of awakening. Because only awakening can help us to stop the course we are taking, the course of destruction. Then we will know in which direction we should go to make the earth a safe place for us, for our children, and for their children.

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See also:

Animal rights: What the Nobel committee failed to note (December 19, 2003)
http://www.iht.com/ihtsearch.php?id=122038&owner=(IHT)&date=20031219131442
(...) The virtual silence continued to reign in Oslo. When the Swedish Academy presented Coetzee with his prize, much was made (rightly so) of the human evils he documents: torture, alienation, racism, suffering. But little was spoken about what animals mean to Coetzee, the man, or Coetzee, the author. Himself a vegetarian and described by friends as a supporter of animal rights, it is not fanciful to believe that some of his characters speak for their creator. Elizabeth Costello, the main character in Coetzee's latest novel of the same name, is a case in point. She is not the bearer of glad tidings. A "crime of stupefying proportion" is being committed every day, all around us, wherever we look or (more often) fail to look. Forty-eight billion farm animals are killed each year around the world - nearly eight times the human population, more than 130 million a day, more than five million every hour, almost 100,000 a minute. These numbers do not include the billions of other animals whose lives are taken, bodies injured, and freedom stolen in the name of entertainment, sport, or fashion. As Costello wearily asks, how is it possible that the great mass of humanity fails to recognize what humans do to animals for the great evil that it is? Like the Nobel awarded to writer and fellow animal advocate Isaac Bashevis Singer a quarter century ago, Coetzee's prize should shake our complacent acceptance that cruelty to others - human or non-human - is simply a matter of cultural norms. Violence is not discrete, and, as science increasingly demonstrates, suffering is no longer the exclusive experience of the human. In awarding the prize to Coetzee, the Nobel jury commented on how "in exploring weakness and defeat," Coetzee's writing managed to capture "the divine spark in man." By being such casual begetters and destroyers of the lives of animals, our "divine spark," such as it is, is surely diminished. Uniquely, perhaps, human beings have the capacity to imagine the interior lives of others, including other animals. CLIP

MCM professor discovers cattle hormones that leak into streams and alter fish reproduction (Dec 18)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-12/smco-spd121803.php
Scientist plans similar studies on tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay (...) Their report states that the findings "clearly demonstrate" that effluent from feedlots is hormonally active, whether it is natural or synthetic. About 30 million head of cattle are raised in U.S. feedlots each year, and nearly all are implanted with growth-promoting synthetic hormones. Orlando said the scientists took their samples from a site directly connected to a retention pond at the base of a large feedlot. Several spots along the river contained hormones, indicating that "this [result] is not due to one farm in one location." Orlando added that laboratory tests from the study showed that the feed-lot effluent-receiving site contained a complex and potent mix of androgens (male sex hormones), and estrogens (female hormones).

Mad-Cow Case Found in Washington (Dec 23)
http://www.thestreet.com/tech/billsnyder/10133920.html
The Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said it has confirmed at least one case of mad-cow disease in Washington state. The news immediately sparked a sell-off in shares of McDonald's (MCD:NYSE - commentary - research), the world's largest consumer of beef. In after-hours trading, McDonald's was off 98 cents, or 4%, at $24.30. A spokesman for the department said that it appears that no beef tainted with the deadly disease worked its way into the food supply of the U.S. "We are confident in the safety of our food supply," said Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman. Mad-cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), had previously not been found in the U.S., but it devastated the European and British cattle industry in the 1990s.

Explained: The threat to humans from BSE
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theissues/article/0,6512,343393,00.html
(...) In a report in the journal Nature, scientists from Oxford concluded that any sick animal that entered the food chain was liable to infect no more than two individuals, and only 40% of the population was genetically susceptible, leaving the incubation period as the other key factor. If the incubation period was less than 20 years, there could be as few as 63 cases.

Major importers ban US beef World (Dec 24)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/bse/article/0,2763,1112667,00.html
South Africa and Russia suspend US beef imports after America's first ever case of mad cow disease. Japan and South Korea - the largest importers of US beef - along with Singapore and Taiwan have already imposed a ban after a sick animal was found outside a slaughterhouse in Washington state. The cow was unable to walk - a sign of BSE, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, infection - and samples from the animal were sent to Britain for confirmation of the preliminary diagnosis of mad cow disease. Meat from the animal was, however, sent to three processing plants, and US investigators are urgently trying to track it down. The farm the cow came from has also been quarantined and officials are tracing the animal's movements to the slaughterhouse.

Mad Cow USA: The Nightmare Begins (Dec 30)
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17466
The warnings have been there for years. Will government regulators, consumers and the meat industry now finally wake up that what worked in Europe must be employed here?

Dairy monsters (December 13)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,2763,1104866,00.html
We used to take it for granted that milk was good for us. But now the industry faces a crisis, with the public questioning such assumptions. So just how healthy is milk? (...) According to various studies, there's a whole catalogue of other illnesses that can be attributed to cows' milk, among them diabetes. A 1992 report in the New England Journal of Medicine corroborated a long-standing theory that proteins in cows' milk can damage the production of insulin in those with a genetic predisposition to diabetes. The dairy industry dismisses this as "just a theory" - along with "myth" and "controversial", a term it applies to almost all studies critical of milk. The anti-milk lobby also claims that consumption of dairy products can aggravate rheumatoid arthritis and has been implicated in colic, acne, heart disease, asthma, lymphoma, ovarian cancer and multiple sclerosis. Major studies suggesting a link between milk and prostate cancer have been appearing since the 1970s CLIP

Where the Cows Come Home (Jan 2)
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/02/nyregion/02COW.html
(...) Just two weeks ago, Mr. Bauston said, a federal appellate court upheld the sanctuary's right to sue. Through the Freedom of Information Act, he said, he has amassed thousands of "suspect cards" from slaughterhouses - records that inspectors are required to fill out when assessing an animal unable to walk. The records show that inspectors approved animals with malignant lymphoma, hepatitis, pneumonia and gangrene. Federal regulations allow inspectors discretion to decide which animals are fit to eat. Mr. Bauston reached into a batch of 18,000 more cards he just received and showed one on which an inspector had written "tox," and then crossed it out and put in "broken leg." Toxic shock can kill dairy cows, often when mastitis, an udder infection, spreads unchecked. On another, an inspector seeing a sick animal noted that it was "sluggish, dull, not responsive" - possible signs of disease, Mr. Bauston said, perhaps brain disease. The diagnosis made after the kill was "broken leg." Mr. Bauston said that he was "very happy, and a little bit stunned" by Tuesday's decision to ban the slaughter of sick or injured cows for human food in the wake of finding such a cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, on Dec. 23.

Cannibalism and cruelty blight festive turkey trade (Dec 14)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,2763,1106928,00.html
Hidden cameras expose brutality of illegal slaughterhouses

MEAT DIET LEADS TO LAND SCARCITY
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=MEAT+DIET+LEADS+TO+LAND+SCARCITY

YOU MUST GIVE A GOOD LOOK AT http://www.rense.com/ WHERE THERE IS A LONG SERIES OF ARTICLES RELATED TO MAD COW DISEASE IN THE U.S. INCLUDING:

'The US Food Supply Is Safe' - One Of The Biggest Lies Of All (Dec 27)
http://www.rense.com/general46/lies.html

Proof Mad Cow Is The Same As Alzheimer's And CJD (Dec 27)
http://www.rense.com/general46/proofa.html

Many US Alzheimer's Victims Actually Die From Mad Cow/CJD (Dec 27)
http://www.rense.com/general46/many.html
Currently four million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The percentage of cases is on the rise with solid research showing that there are about 360,000 individuals newly diagnosed each year. At Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania at Pittsburgh, researchers recently studied the brains of people who died of Alzheimer's disease (46 in the Yale case and 54 in the Pittsburgh study). Surprisingly, the autopsies respectively showed that 13 percent and five percent of the dead were actually CJD cases misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease. In a third (smaller) study published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience (1995), investigators reported that three out of 12 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease were found to have had CJD when autopsied. It should be noted CJD symptoms may be remarkably similar to those of Alzheimer's disease. CLIP

Mad Cow Scare Expands, Threatens Economy
http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/122803E.shtml

US Mad Cow Link Questioned in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Cases (Dec 27)
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1227-01.htm

Mad Cow/CJD - Staggering List Of Products Made From Cattle (Dec 24)
http://www.rense.com/general6/cow.htm

Links to nearly 300 Mad Cow related articles
http://www.rense.com/health/madcowdata.html

Planet Ark : US vegetarian purveyors expect mad cow boon (December 30, 2003)
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/23256/story.htm
SAN FRANCISCO - Health-food purveyors resisted the temptation to gloat on Wednesday as they predicted a boom in business in the wake of the discovery of a suspected case of deadly mad cow disease in the United States.




13.

I FOUND THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARLY INTERESTING...

From: http://www.planetlightworker.com/articles/bookreviews/the_wanderers_handbook.htm

A Wanderer's Handbook

By Carla Lisbeth Rueckert

Associate Editor's Note: Who is a wanderer and what does he need to know? In this very intriguing book by Carla Rueckert, the author answers both of these questions through channels with various entities. Channeling has become commonplace nowadays; what sets this book apart is the author's annotation of the channeled words with her own experiences and thoughts. There is often a dialogue between the entity and her that I find poignant and informative. Read this introduction and find out if you are a wanderer.

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Foreword: Am I A Wanderer?

On the third of September 1994, I wrote this in my Journal:

We need to talk to each other, wanderers of Earth. We must tell each other our stories, Brothers and Sisters of Sorrow, as we focus on sharing our hearts' deepest love with the consciousness upon this dear planet. This is my story, my time of calling all wanderers to service most worthy. We are here to assist in the harvest at this, the dawn of the millennium.

In the six years since that day, I've created this handbook, hopefully to fulfill this heart's desire of mine to share my story and encourage all wanderers to do the same. Am I a wanderer? Yes, and I mean that in the narrow sense of being from elsewhere than this planetary origin. Through regressive hypnosis I have re-experienced parts of a life on another planet, and even saw a group of us coming to Earth as wanderers. This regressive material was published in 1976 in Chapter Eight of Secrets Of The UFO. (footnote 1) Years later, during the contact our group had with those of Ra, we asked Ra to confirm that we, Don Elkins, Jim McCarty and I, were wanderers, and they did, saying that:

In scanning each of the mind/body/spirit complexes present, we find an already complete sureness of this occurrence and, therefore, find no harm in recapitulating this occurrence. Each of those present are wanderers pursuing a mission, if you will. (footnote 2)

Did this information convince me that I was an alien who had come here to serve as a wanderer? No. That is, not only that. It was a series of things that accumulated until I became of the settled opinion that, on some level, this information about me was correct. One set of data was the love of and continued attendance in the meditation group that first began channeling allegedly ET messages in Louisville in 1962. My response to this ET material has always been very positive: I resonate to it. Another set of information was embodied in the two men, Don Elkins and Jim McCarty, who from the first time I met each of them, fascinated me and called to me. I have always felt it was part of my personal path to focus on and follow my relationships. There was from the start a comfort, kinship and familiarity in my relationships with them that was uncanny. Both of these men were deeply interested in spiritual seeking and the UFO story, and in working with them, the collaborations revolved through many years and projects around the ET messages and material about being a wanderer. The information from those of Ra merely confirmed, not convinced. I was already convinced. As an ET wanderer, then, to all of those ET wanderers and walk-ins who experience themselves as coming from elsewhere, I welcome you home. That is, I welcome you to the home atmosphere of knowing who you are, and in what large company you are. I welcome you to the mission on Earth.

There is another large group of people on planet Earth who are just as much wanderers as the ET contingent. These are the Earth natives who have begun to awaken to their metaphysical identity, as citizens of eternity and creatures of infinite nature and existence. Once the seeker awakens, native to Earth or not, she has become a wanderer among the people of Earth, forever a spiritual outsider. The ET and Earth native wanderers are identical in their nature, their mission, and the challenges facing them. Both groups have taken Earth bodies and incarnations. They have accepted the rules of Earth life. They shall only leave this life for higher densities by graduating within the ways of Earth graduation. And they share a most powerful and central mission for the people and the planet, Earth. I am also a wanderer in this larger sense, and I feel that anyone who has been drawn to this book is such a wanderer.

Through the decades since 1962, when I initially became aware of ET contact personally, I have thought much about what a wanderer really is. I have come to feel that the symptoms of being a wanderer are also those which begin to occur when any of us, of whatever previous density or home, awakens from the cultural and planetary dream of outer physical "reality" to an awareness of her metaphysical identity as a citizen of eternity and infinity. I believe there are many millions of mature spiritual beings who are Earth natives, who are in potentially final incarnations and working towards harvest with the same degree of seriousness as any awakened ET wanderer. Basically, at this point in our planet's evolution, all awakened or activated spiritual seekers are wanderers. Almost all teenagers going through puberty are wanderers. The situation for a wanderer following Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Taoist or any other religious or metaphysical system of thought is the same as that of someone who has identified herself as a wanderer in the UFO sense, coming from another planet to this one. Whether Earth native or ET, the wanderer has left the world of physical and worldly things behind, and he no longer fits the pattern or profile of a normal human being, according to our cultural yardsticks. When I use the term, wanderer, in this handbook, I am referring to all awakened spiritual beings who know themselves to be citizens of eternity and bound by higher ideals than those of our Earth and culture, who know themselves to be ethical beings desiring to pursue the evolution of their spirits in a metaphysical sense, who know themselves to be on a mission to serve during this present lifetime and moment.

The clearest definition of a wanderer comes from the pages of The Law Of One, Book I:

Questioner: Who are wanderers? Where do they come from?

Ra: I am Ra. Imagine, if you will, the sands of your shores. As countless as the grains of sand are the sources of intelligent infinity. When a social memory complex has achieved its complete understanding of its desire, it may conclude that its desire is service to others with the distortion towards reaching their hand, figuratively, to any entities who call for aid. These entities whom you may call the Brothers and Sisters of Sorrow move toward this calling of sorrow. These entities are from all reaches of the infinite creation and are bound together by the desire to serve in this distortion.

Questioner: How many of them are incarnate on Earth now?

Ra: I am Ra. The number is approximate due to an heavy influx of those birthed at this time due to an intensive need to lighten the planetary vibration and thus aid in harvest. The number approaches sixty-five million.

Questioner: Are most of these from the fourth density? Or what density do they come from?

Ra: I am Ra. Few there are of fourth density. The largest number of wanderers, as you call them, are of the sixth density. The desire to serve must be distorted towards a great deal of purity of mind and what you may call foolhardiness or bravery. (footnote 3)

The Confederation of Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator is a title that entities contacting our research group have long used as an identification and description of themselves. Those of Ra are allegedly from within the sixth density of our creation. Earth is moving at this time from third to fourth density, so these Confederation sources are ahead of our evolutionary position by two or three cycles of growth. Those of Q'uo are a principle made up of several group entities within this Confederation, including those of sixth-density Ra, fifth-density Latui and fourth-density sources such as Oxal and Hatonn. The Q'uo principle was set up by the sources involved in order to speak with our group after Don Elkins died and direct contact with those of Ra became impractical and unsafe for us. This Q'uo source describes the situation we are currently experiencing on planet Earth:

Now, at this particular time many who may call themselves wanderers are awakening to their spiritual identity. As the awakening occurs there arises within the seeker a great hunger to know more, to find ways to serve, to become comfortable with this state of consciousness that is so completely different from that round of work and play that is not reflected upon. The routines may be precisely the same but the viewpoint has changed. And once awakened, the seeker cannot return to sleep but must live awake within the incarnation. (footnote 4)

Note that the Q'uo group does not define wanderers as ETs on Earth but as those awakening to their true identity as spiritual beings. This "sleep" that the Q'uo describe is simply the state of living as a person in a culture, living up to the behavioral standards of consensus "reality." In that sleep, it appears that the physical world is all that is real, and the goals of the worldly personality, such as ambitions in careers and marriage, the gaining of happiness, money, power and influence, and simply being well liked and fitting in, are the goals worthy of pursuit. Whether we have awakened from that consensus "reality" in a way that makes us feel we are new to this planet, or one that casts our situation in the wandering pilgrim patterns of religion, myth or philosophy, the simple situation is that we have awakened, and we will not be able to go back to that cozy nest we may have enjoyed prior to awakening. We are now on a journey that will last throughout our present incarnation. This journey is one which is taken not in the physical world primarily, but in the metaphysical world. There is a shifting of universes that is profound. Those of Ra described it as shifting to time/space or metaphysical coordinates from space/time or physical coordinates. Whatever of physical wandering we may do, it is the metaphysical journey that needs attention, since the discomforts of this journey can only make sense, and lend themselves to being worked with and ameliorated, from that stance within the metaphysical "reality" we have now awakened to face. Here the Q'uo describe this:

When the term, wanderer, is used, the basic meaning of this word is of one who is traveling without reference to a specific goal or destination. There is, implicit in this term, a feeling or an emotional/mental mindset of aloneness, restlessness, shared solitude and indifferent scenery. The winds blow cold and harshly for the wanderer. The sun beats down mercilessly. Few there are who use that term who feel that it is desirable to be a wandering spirit. All of the third-density instinct is towards putting down the roots, securing the home, and protecting the home and family. The wanderer is uprooted when gazed at in the cultural context that you enjoy upon your sphere. Therefore, it is natural that this term be chosen as descriptive of those who have come into the Earth's sphere of influence and incarnated to become as one with all citizens of your Earth. (footnote 5)

But if this journey is so difficult, why did we ever undertake it? Those of Q'uo state:

You are here to bring light to a dark world. It is as simple as that. The purpose for which wanderers incarnated is all one: to love, and to love, and to love, and to love. You will be hurt, broken, humiliated and defeated in the course of a life in faith. It runs directly counter to the culture in which you live to do things for an ideal reason, to focus upon the Creator which is unseen rather than all of the phenomena, all of the gadgetry, all of the amusements that are so delightful upon the surface of life in your density. Be aware that even in those situations you may choose to be of service by moving constantly in an awareness of the love and the light of the one infinite Creator. But also, and most of all, be aware, we ask each, that non-dramatic service is as vital as dramatic service, just as the mouth of an entity speaks many things, but would not be able to function without each and every other organ of the physical vehicle, which must be kept in some sort of balance in order that one may manifest any gifts whatsoever. (footnote 6)

In this handbook, I will share my own story and portions of those of many others who have written to me concerning their journeys as wanderers, and I will share the viewpoint of so-called extraterrestrial group sources belonging to the putative "Confederation of Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator," hereinafter referred to simply as "Confederation," as we look first at the situation itself, and then at pitfalls of the path and how we may work with this situation. We'll take up tools of the path such as meditation, prayer, devotion and teaching, and explore our main mission here on Earth, and other gifts we may be here to offer as well. This is also a primer on living a devotional life while busy in the world. There are wonderful books on living reclusively. This is not one of them. This is a manual and thought book for busy people, for those who do not have the luxury of leisure, but must occupy themselves, for the most part, with doing chores and accomplishing duties in order to pay the bills for shelter and food, or to fulfill a felt service even if financially independent. It is a book of connections and sharing, offered for the large number of awakened and awakening spirits who have found themselves becoming "strangers in a strange land." (footnote 7) It is our hope that here may be found resources of real use to us in our everyday life and devotions.

A word about the sources I will be quoting: they are of two kinds. The first kind is quotations taken from letters to me. Since 1976, L/L Research and Schiffer Publications have published several books either written or channeled by me or groups including me, on UFOs, wanderers, channeling and other aspects of this general metaphysical area of research. These books have, for decades, prompted reader mail. I have chosen quotations from some of the more recent of these letters. There are about 200 correspondents whose thoughts I have quoted as sources. Each of the writers who has agreed to be a source in this handbook has chosen what level of privacy she wishes, so some sources will be footnoted under their real names and even URLs or e-mail addresses; some will be cited by an alias-name they have chosen; and many will be represented by my three digit number code-name, which they prefer over another word as an alias. In every case, however they have chosen to be cited, these are real people telling their authentic stories.

The second kind of source is channeled material. I have been a channel for Confederation sources for 26 years. Almost all of the channeling quoted in this book is from my own conscious (or trance for the Ra only) channeling work; all is excerpted from our archive of L/L Research meditation meetings. I use these quotations in addition to my own discussion because I personally have gained so much from hearing their voice, and feel strongly that these Confederation sources have substantially aided me in my own wanderer's journey. I enjoy their dispassionate and non-emotive choices of words as I have been able to enjoy and use few other sources. To be able to share these helpful voices is a blessing to me. I hope that whether this handbook is simply read straight through, used as an I Ching or to look up subjects of particular interest, you may find their words to be a unique and sturdy comfort, giving strength and good help.

If a few of these words at first appear a bit hard to grasp, please make use of the Glossary at the end of the handbook, in which the words which most readers find challenging or questionable as to exact meaning are defined. I feel the slightly unusual terminology is very helpful in attempting to talk about mystery-specific topics, and worth the slight learning curve.

Of course, my story and lots of my opinion is also a part of this handbook. I have strong feelings concerning the way to live life on Earth in order to maximize the positive potentials of this estate. I will share these, knowing that they are opinion, not expecting any to take my thoughts as dogma, but just as helpful possibilities for consideration. My feeling is that, once we wanderers awaken, we are in a tough situation as long as we try to make the world's way work for us. Once we reorient ourselves to the universe of the metaphysical world into which we have awakened, where thoughts are things and intentions are much more important than manifestation, we will be able to create some humor, lightness and peace in our personal world. We will find it easier to enjoy this time we have on Earth. And we can far better start to work consciously on what we are here now to do, for we all do, as wanderers, have a task and mission before us.

It is snowing as I finish this Foreword and prepare to start Chapter One. The Earth sleeps, the plants root down and prepare for spring. The time of flowering is a promise yet to come. The time for our planet to flower also approaches. Metaphysically speaking, we look forward to a harvest, of planet Earth and of her peoples. What is our main mission here, as wanderers? We are here to breathe the air, to meet the moment with an open and flowing heart. We are here to allow infinite love to pass through us and out into the Earth planes. If we are meeting this moment with a happy heart, we are already fully doing the main job we came here to do. It sounds simple. It is the hardest thing we will ever try to do: that is, to be our deepest, truest self, that self that DOES meet this moment with a heart open and loving.

Blessings and L/L,

Carla Lisbeth Rueckert
The Magic Kingdom
Louisville, Kentucky

1 Elkins, Donald T., with Carla L. Rueckert, Secrets Of The UFO, Louisville, KY, L/L Research, [c1977].
2 McCarty, Jim and Carla L. Rueckert, The Law Of One, Book V: The Personal Material, Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publications, [c1998], p. 27.
3 Law Of One, Book I, also titled The Ra Material, Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publications, [c1984], p. 127
4 Q'uo, from an unpublished transcript of an L/L Research meditation dated April 13, 1997, pp. 3-4.
5 idem, transcript dated May 22, 1994, p. 1-2.
6 idem, transcript dated October 22, 1989, pp. 6-7.
7 The Holy Bible, King James Version, Exodus 2:22.

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YOU MAY READ THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS OF THIS BOOK AT http://www.llresearch.org/library/a_wanderers_handbook/awh_toc.htm




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A NEW IMPORTANT BOOK FROM MICHAEL COHEN, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS OF THE EARTH RAINBOW NETWORK

From: "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@vitelcom.net
Subject: The Web of Life Imperative
Date: 19 Dec 2003

ENN Affiliate News - How to Reduce the Psychological Source of our Disturbed and Disturbing Relationships

From Project NatureConnect
Thursday, December 18, 2003

From: http://www.enn.com/direct/display-release.asp?objid=D1D1366D000000F9887507A46F709969

How to Reduce the Psychological Source of our Disturbed and Disturbing Relationships

A Book Review of:

The Web of Life Imperative, Regenerative ecopsychology techniques that help people think in balance with natural systems.

Mardi Jones, Ph.D,

Ecopsychologist, Michael J. Cohen, Ed.D. and his 36 co-authors must bring their new book to the attention of Maurice Strong, the Canadian multimillionaire who founded the United Nations Environment Program and is co-chair of the Commission on Global Governance, the blueprint for world government. Mr. Strong, one of the most influential men in the world, says, "It is quite clear to me after several years in the environmental movement that all physical problems of man's impact on the environment - pollution of the air and waters, the desecration of the land, the contamination of the food chain - all start within the environment of man's mind." Mr. Strong echo's Albert Gore's assertion that we and our society are dysfunctional because we are cut off and isolated from the authentic world of nature and the natural.

What Mr. Strong, Mr. Gore and the world desperately need is a readily available tool, a powerful process that personally and globally enables us to bring our mind-environment into peace and balance and that is precisely the contribution of Cohen's book, The Web of Life Imperative, Regenerative ecopsychology techniques that help people think in balance with natural systems. The book also goes a step further. It shows that the polluted environment of man's mind also creates our destructive personal and social problems.

The Web of Life Imperative teaches us how to use Cohen's Natural Systems Thinking Process (NSTP), a sensory science that helps us genuinely reconnect our mentality with nature's power to bring into wellness and balance the disturbed environment of our mind, as does nature with any disturbed environment when given the chance. In conjunction with many award winning authors, educators, and peace leaders ---including the N.Y. Times best selling nature and healing writer Susan Chernak McElroy, Cohen teaches our thinking how to tap into the rewards, sustainability and transformation energy found in nature's balance, beauty and purity. Via the Internet, NSTP has been taught 125 times this past decade to more than 1000 people and the beneficial results it documents speak for themselves.

The Web of Life Imperative offers us a hands-on Organic Psychology to do what seems impossible. It helps us genuinely reconnect our psyche to nature's rejuvenating powers, increase our resilience and correct the hurt and distortion in our mental environment that underlies our many troubles. NSTP helps us overcome our apathy by reducing our feelings of powerlessness and by increasing our rewards from the whole of life and its gifts. We improve how we feel and interact by enlisting the assistance of nature's unadulterated information, wellness forces and behavior-modifying energies. I and many other counselors have benefited from this gift along with our clients.

Cohen shows that contemporary people, like all of humanity, are born as part of nature but, to our loss, we deny this legacy. This leads us to deny the destructive results of living almost entirely indoors, of 99% of our thinking being stressed, frustrated or injured by the disconnection of our psyche from its nurturing origins and support in natural systems. We deny that under the flags of progress, economic growth and normalcy we addictively bond our mentality to non-organic substitutes for nature, substitutes whose "side effects" injure us, other people and the environment.

The Web of Life Imperative shows we have amputated ourselves from our inherent sensory origins in natural systems and their rewarding sensations, sensitivity and sensibility. This creates a hole in our thinking, a hurt, frustrated void that constantly demands sensory fulfillment; we feel we never have enough and constantly crave more. We try, but fail, to satisfy our void through senseless greed, empty relationships, excessive shopping, addictions, power and rage. Unable to make sense of our nature-disconnected lives, we think we can solve our problems with the same processes that cause them: nature-disconnected education, therapy, technologies, media, politics, science and psychology. Cohen's participants lastingly address this delusion by using NSTP to help them fulfill their wants organically, through nature's restorative and rewarding wellness and behavior-modifying forces, backyard or backcountry.

Using empirical evidence and hands-on experience, the activities in the Web of Life Imperative teach us how to enjoy and grow from the attraction energies and integrity of natural systems that flow through our body, mind and the world. The book shows that, in congress, these systems form a self-organizing unity - a natural intelligence that consciously regenerates itself to create nature's optimums of life, diversity and cooperation without producing our garbage, insanity or war. As part of nature, humanity enjoys this remarkable ability when it remains connected to nature. For this reason, Cohen says, truly nature-connected people rarely exhibit or cause the pollution, isolation, dependencies, abusiveness or mental infirmities that plague our nature-disconnected environment of mind. His book identifies and provides the tools to correct the point source of our disturbed mental environment.

The Web of Life Imperative helps us recognize that our stubborn problems contain psychological components that demand psychological solutions. If our nature-disconnected thinking and relationships cause these problems then nature-connected thinking and relationships can help us resolve them. We can sustain peace with ourselves and the environment by drawing from nature's power to unify opposites. We can easily bring about an Organic Psychology revolution that offers nature's rejuvenating powers to every profession and person. Through this book, nature's ability to heal is readily available to anybody that trusts a good experience they have had in nature, even if it is just a refreshing walk in the park. It unleashes our ability to implement our deeper hopes by introducing nature's recycling powers into the environment of our mind. This transforms into constructive relationships the destructive forces of money, politics and authority that presently rule there.

Maurice Strong and Al Gore, I don't understand why you don't use and advocate NSTP. As Albert Einstein noted, "Everything that takes place is determined by the laws of nature and therefore this holds true for the action of people."

* * *

Book review by Mardi Jones, Ph.D.
http://webstrings.org, http://www.ecopsych.com/

For more information, contact:

Mardi Jones, Ph.D.
Public Information
Project NatureConnect
Post Office Box 1605
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
nature@interisland.net


Web site:

http://www.ecopsych.com




15.

Formarded by Janine Fafard On Dec 28

Global Creatives update

December 25th, 2003

A LETTER TO GEORGE

Hi George,

I just wanted to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the part you've played in having us get it this year. When Jesus was on Earth, his mission was to get 12 good men to 'get it' ... and the test for them was NOT to judge Judas as he betrayed them. Ah well, we didn't get it that time ... but we have this time! And we'd like to say thank you to you George for taking on this soul-wrenching role so that we could play it out successfully this time round.

In 2003, you said this was the time of permanent war. Gosh I wonder how your script writers can sleep at night! But never fear, we heard beyond it ... and STEPPED BEYOND IT ... to align with all the forces of the cosmoses (the sun and her solar flares, the planets and their geometric alignments, the stars and their newly donated life force). We've upgraded our DNA, been through the fires of creation, let go of the old and all that doesn't serve us anymore --- and we've created a sparkling web of new reality --- one in which the only thing that's permanent is LIFE and its constant r-Evolution!

We're moving on in our abilities ... George I have to tell you that we can hear trueness when it's spoken now, so it's just possible you might want to hire some new speechwriters who can take this into account.

We're moving on in our ability to communicate. We can listen beyond conflict to create win/win/win soulutions for us ALL!

We're moving on in our ability to know each other. George, I really do see who you are and again I thank you for being a catalyst for our mega-shift. I'm not sure if you know who you truly are just yet, but I will continue to hold that knowing of you while you complete your very last term. But George, while I do know who you are and recognise you for that, I also have to tell you that, as of today, we the truly free people of Earth have put you on notice. We will no longer tolerate war as the solution to conflict. As of today, we declare you no longer the leader of the 'free' people of this Earth. You're just not reliable for that job yet. I think you think you have to keep playing the 'war guy' role --- but you don't. WE GOT IT! We've arrived! And we have the situation well in hand.

A new reality has landed. The human race has evolved. And from this day forward, we're drawing a line in the sand. The past is past. Polarity is complete and paradox has won the game. All truths are true. All people deeeevine!

George, we're taking away your power (well I'm not sure that you really had any of the truly great power). We taking up the power of LIFE into our own hands now and we will get LIFE to turn out.

We, the new peoples of this magnificent Earth, stand together, united in our constant evolution, to be the stewards with and for LIFE everlasting! We ARE the new global leaders George and we've already taken over. The sparkling new grid of mega-reality has landed. We're here! LIFE sings! Permanent r-Evolution is in play!

Thanks again George for your major contribution to our shift. May 2004 bring you and yours the understanding and true power that only LIFE can offer.

Yours sincerely,

Soleira Green




16.

From: http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/english/faq/faq.asp

The Nonviolent Peaceforce

1. What is the Nonviolent Peaceforce?

Formed at the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace and inaugurated in Delhi, India in 2002, the Nonviolent Peaceforce is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an international peace army of civilians trained in nonviolent strategies. The Nonviolent Peaceforce responds to requests for help anywhere in the world, using proven methods of nonviolence to assist human rights workers and to prevent violence, death, chaos, and destruction. The need is great: it’s estimated that only 1,000 people trained in nonviolence could have prevented the violence and genocide that devastated Yugoslavia in 1998.

The Peaceforce represents an alternative to massive military intervention that many people hope for. It is a key component in the development of a strategic, cohesive, nonviolent response to brutality and threats of genocidal violence.

2. Why is the Peaceforce necessary?

In the 20th century, the international community was unable respond in a timely or effective manner to crises that led to devastating armed conflicts, brutal violence, and genocide—Kosovo and Rwanda being two examples. Sometimes the world chose not to respond, and sometimes it responded after a long delay and much deliberation with bombs and troops. Both of these responses led to untold human misery and destruction. The formation of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and its standing “peace army” is a new and creative alternative to stop the violence and human rights abuses before they reach crisis levels by quickly deploying trained, nonviolent peacemakers to defuse areas at risk.

3. Does Nonviolence work?

Yes. Deliberate, third party nonviolent intervention is a historically proven technique used successfully around the world. In many situations it is the only action that works. Nonviolence has changed policies and governments, and been effective in popular movements that confront power and injustice, resist terror, and defend human rights.

CLIP - Read the rest at http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/english/faq/faq.asp and explore the rest of the site at http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Found through the newsletter published by the "Centre de ressources sur la non-violence" in Quebec. Check their French website at http://www.nonviolence.ca




17.

From: SpiritNet@webtv.net
Date: 31 Dec 2003
Subject: Global Oneness NOW

Aloha to you throughout the Year!

INTENTION We must bring down the man-made walls of separation! We are One under the natural Cosmic Laws of the universe!

http://community.webtv.net/cosmiclaws/doc

As you know, there is no natural law of the cosmos that divides humanity into "involuntary" militarized nation-states! These are territorial creations of self-serving forces that "economically-enslave" and "politically-possess" masses of people, in contrast with the natural human desire and inclination to be free, friendly, helpful and sharing with no artificial limits.

But wait..isn't this Global Oneness going to lead to the often-criticized "New World Order-One World Government"?

A SOUL PERSPECTIVE "...no Soul is free as long as it is governed by others against its Free Choice" (Cosmic Law of Soul Rights).

Let the record show;

1. While in the Spirit Realm of Oneness, my individuated Soul exercised its Free Choice in an agreement with my planned Parents to provide a physical body and guide me through the formative years on Earth.

2. Upon my physical birth, I began losing my Soul power of Free Choice to human government as it imposed external jurisdiction/control over me by the fact of my physical location within its territorial boundaries.

3. At age five, my Soul's Free Choice was curtailed by human government requiring me -under penalty to my Parents - to enter a 12-year mental-conditioning "education" program of its own choosing.

4. At 18, my Soul's Free Choice was denied by human government requiring me, under penalty of law, to register for its own military-political purposes.

5. As an adult earning income to survive, my Soul's Free Choice was denied by human government requiring me, under penalty of law, to pay direct and indirect taxes to support various Principles, Policies, Programs and Practices which I disapproved in accordance with Cosmic Laws, such as war-making, lying, disinformation, secret operations and political corruption.

6. As an adult participating in public affairs, my Soul's Free Choice was further denied by human government in not allowing me to vote "directly" on all of its Principles, Policies, Programs and Practices affecting my life.

7. In my ongoing experience as a Soul occupying a physical body, my Free Choice is continuously encountering threats of jail - "coercion" - if I withhold allegiance to this oppressive immoral human government.

Let the record show, therefore, that it is my Soul's intention to work in harmony with Cosmic Laws for "Individual Rights and Collective Benefits" through voluntary (moral) means envisioned in the new Global Oneness of a

CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uniteddiversity

Will you join me? Goodwill to you in the Spirit of Aloha,

Triaka

http://community.webtv.net/cosmiclaws/doc
http://www.globalvisions.org/cl/swn




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