MAY LOVE PREVAIL ON EARTH


February 7, 2004

Turning Tide of History #14: Earth Shifters at Work


Hello everyone

To introduce this compilation, I'd like to simply let you read the words of our brother Kiara Windrider who certainly speaks on behalf of all of us as he shares his convictions and feelings about someone dear to our hearts and deserving of all the active, outspoken support we can muster. Again if you as so inspired, share this with your network of friends so as to widen the circle of Light and help turn the tide of history.

We are all called upon to be what we came here to BE: Earth Shifters!

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator


Dear friends

As the US hurtles towards election day, please consider Dennis Kucinich.

The first time I heard of him was shortly after 9-11 happened, when I received a copy of his Prayer for America. I was astounded. Here was a man I had never heard of before, a man who was actually a Congressman in the US Congress, passionately opposing war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not only was he opposing war, but he was calling his nation to account for its own acts of terrorism both within its own borders and in its long-term foreign policies. And not only was he clearly and courageously pointing out what was wrong with his country's policies, but he also was proposing detailed programs for making things right, beginning with the creation of a Department of Peace.

I was delighted when he announced his candidacy for President, and continue to be moved by his speeches and policies. His words carry for me a passion that is poetic, contagious, and visionary. They carry a sense of spiritual conviction that is powerful, sincere, and inspiring, something I haven't seen in American politics for a very long time, perhaps not since the drafting of the Declaration of Independence more than 200 years ago. They also carry for me a gleam of hope in a world that is dangerously close to self-imposed catastrophe.

More and more today, we are living in a one-world economy, a one-world political machine. Whether we like it or not, the decisions made by the President of the most powerful country in the history of the world, the United States of America, affect the lives of every nation, every human, every tree, and every species still remaining on Earth. I strongly maintain that the decisions being made by George W Bush and his advisors do not reflect the opinions and best interests of the American people, nor of this beautiful planet I wish to nurture and protect. If there is someone I could trust to represent the best interests of the common people throughout the world, and to represent Mother Earth herself, I can think of nobody better than Dennis.

In a world where we are seeing increasing chaos, polarization, and despair, I truly believe that Dennis Kucinich can help turn the tide. In a world being increasingly captive to the forces of tyranny and terrorism on the highest levels, I believe that Dennis Kucinich is the one candidate for President who clearly, compassionately and courageously represents the second global emerging superpower in the world today, the voices of ordinary people united throughout the world!

Please see http://www.kucinich.us for more.

Kiara
kiara@eternaldoorway.com

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"As we have contracted with the Divine to shift consciousness to the New Earth paradigm, we owe it to Dennis to send him support, love and light on a consistent basis. I personally will make this consciousness shift priority my meditation focus until Super Tuesday."

- "A'keara" akearawt@adelphia.net>


"There is always hope and I truly believe that once enough of us realize the unfathomable power that is naturally ours to wisely use when we understand what True Faith in Who We Are is and, as such, let shine and manifest the Oneness of All That Is through us, then, in the blink of an eye, the world will change and the New Earth will be the only Reality for all to behold and cherish."

- Amanumenoum


"On this all-important matter, Dennis Kucinich stands alone. He is the only Democratic candidate who voted against the Iraq War Resolution. He is the only Democratic candidate whose public statements on the issue have remained consistent and unambiguous since the idea of the invasion was first introduced by the Bush administration. He is the only Democratic candidate who consistently rejected the rhetoric and fear used by the administration to manufacture a cause for war. He is the only Democratic candidate who will ensure that American soldiers are brought home within 90 days of U.N. approval of his exit strategy. Many want to vote the Bush administration out of office, because they misled and deceived with the complicity of the major media, so integrity and straight talk is a major concern of Americans. We resist having a new face put on the same old song and dance, and the seriousness of war and peace, life and death which requires careful, thoughtful statesmanship, not the bluster of Bring It On. (...) The "electability" myth is subtly encouraged and perpetuated by the status quo, but common sense can fuel the inspiration and passion to spark a ripple of overwhelming, overcoming liberating Unity in the belief in our courageous better selves in service to the founding ideals, we have been taught, got us this far."

- Taken from "Kucinich Was RIGHT" at http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2004/02/15353.php
More on this at http://www.kucinich.us/pressreleases/pr_012504.php


"I think it's possible that we can live in Peace in this World - beyond, and in spite of, all our different belief systems. Surely it is possible that we can let go of limited concepts that divide us, and arrive at a place that includes all of us? I believe there is a Source of all things, by whatever name we call it, and whether we are scientific, religious, atheist or agnostic. If we all have the willingness, we can live in a World beyond borders, and enjoy being in a human family beyond race. We can find a way to include all of us, and live in mutual respect. I believe the World is my Family, and most of all, I believe we all can be friends. Envision, if you will, an Earth that is healed, with all of us living upon it in awareness, co-operation, and peace. Where Abundance comes from the Source of it all. And where we are so filled with the joy of life and in fulfilling who we really are, that there is no energy or desire to make others wrong - only the energy to create, flow, and just be."

- Harmony Kieding harmony@kieding.org>
Taken from http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7076/index.html


The Circle has healing power. In the Circle we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Sacred Circle is designed to create unity. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree, and every plant. It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet. To understand each other, as the ripples when a stone is tossed into the waters, the Circle starts small and grows... until it fills the whole lake.

- Dave Chief, Oglala Lakota


"We need to model the HARMONY to our children and mentor them into a stewardship that WILL provide, food, water, trees and healing for these children who are watching the world churning in chaos before their eyes on TV each day. We need to give them a new vision that is real and full of hope and honor and dignity. That means it has to start in our own circles. I asked him if he needed us to send him anything, and he said he just wants us to listen to each other, to feel with our hearts and get out of our fear. He reminds us of Trusting Spirit, and remembering to trust each other with a more open mind and heart. He said if all of us just kept the commitments HE HEARD US SPEAK TO CREATOR IN HIS CIRCLE, that this planet would already know more peace."

- Grandfather Wallace Black Elk who passed away on January 25, 2004. Taken from http://www.healthynewage.com/black-elk.html - More on him at http://www.greatleap.org/blackelk/ or watch him at http://www.oasistv.com/screening-room/blackelk.asp


"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

- Albert Einstein


Worthy of Your Attention

Right Now (Soothing flash animation)
http://positivepause.com/

Global Ascension Meditation
http://www.vision2012.net/meditation/en/
Now is the time to become again fully aware of our true power of creation, to truly live the Love and the Light, the divine essence of who we really are. CLIP - You may want to begin networking soon this global meditation suggested for May 31st. The proposed visualization, translated from German, is inspiring and yet quite simple. It comes from Stefan Andromis Herbert andromis@vision2012.net>, a long-time ERN subscriber from Germany.

Janet Park Fractal Art Gallery (Just so amazing!)
http://www.parkenet.org/jp/galleries.html
http://www.infinite-art.com/jgal1.html

More Fractals Links
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7076/fractal.html

Beverley Gatman-Ruck bevisko@tpg.com.au> wrote on Feb 6: "I wonder if you could let all subscriber's know, that there is a website called http://www.adidam.org, where everyone can go and listen to the message of a great World Teacher, called The Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Promised God Man, The Expected One, a truly remarkable being. I have been a devotee for 20 years, and have just been in His most potent and Blessed Company. I felt that with your call for all great spiritual teachers to unite, the world needs to know who He is."


CONTENTS

1. Dennis Kucinich brings spiritual electricity to Seattle & Spiritual Alliance Group set up
2. Open Letter to Jean Hudon
3. Encounter North of Nepenthe
4. Channeling on How to Communicate with Extraterrestrials
5. VOTING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: A Spiritual Voter's Guide
6. An Interview with Doreen Virtue
7. Venus Transit of June 8, 2004 - A Breakthrough of Intuitive Awareness
8. Kiara Windrider on Enlightenment, Kalki and the Golden Age Movement I & II
9. Campaign for Precedent
10. THE N'KISI PROJECT
11. ASSUMPTIONS
12. Today's Magic


See also:

Psychology's New Focus - What's Right and Why
http://www.gvnr.com/78/1.htm
USA - A group of upstart scientists, scholars and researchers in the field of psychology have decided that it is more important to focus on what is right with people than what is wrong with people. 200 psychologists from 20 countries recently convened in Washington, D.C. for their fourth annual summit to exchange research and ideas on such topics as love, flow, wisdom and well-being. CLIP

Soul Food: Children Of Light - by Alan Cohen
http://www.gvnr.com/78/soul_food.htm
The time of the Great Awakening is come. You who have chosen to lift your eyes from darkness to the light are blessed to see the advent of a new day on the Planet Earth. Because your heart has yearned to see real peace where war has reigned, to show mercy where cruelty has dominated, and to know love where fear has frozen hearts, you are privileged to usher real healing to your world.

NOTE: The items above come from Michael Lightweaver's Global Village News & Resources newsletter available through http://gvnr.com or by free subscription at http://gvnr.com/subscribe - It is published twice a month by Network 2012.
Our Purpose: Our intent is to provide you with timely news and resources from the leading edge of human achievement. The conventional media focuses almost entirely on individual or collective human failure and dysfunction. While this represents only a tiny fraction of the human experience, it dominates the media and therefore molds our individual thoughts and collective consciousness. Since we know that "form follows thought," it is only logical that as we continue to collectively focus on failure, we will continue to create more of the same. The world faces many challenges and it is important to acknowledge these and deal with them. The conventional press and most of the alternative press are doing an excellent job of bringing these to our attention. Our intent is to report on events, activities, achievements, project and people who represent the highest and best of human endeavor and what we can achieve, both individually and collectively. We believe that this represents the true nature of who we are. Our purpose is not only to inform and inspire, but to provide cross cultural models from around the world as to what people are doing to solve world problems and create new options. -- Taken from http://www.gvnr.com/purpose/index.htm

Democrats Now Lead in the Presidential Race Against Bush (Feb 6)
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0206-08.htm
WASHNGTON - If the 2004 election were today, polls suggest that President Bush probably would lose. But the election isn't until November. Today Democrats are energized and optimistic in ways unfathomable just weeks ago. Driven by their loathing for Bush, they're turning out for primary elections in record numbers and seem ready to rally with unusual unity behind Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Their attacks on Bush - rather than on one another - dominate their presidential-candidate debates and the news. Now Iraq looks more like a quagmire with no good end in sight. Bush, meanwhile, has hit a rough patch. The former chief weapons inspector in Iraq says U.S. intelligence was wrong about nearly everything in Iraq and that Iraq probably didn't have weapons of mass destruction. January was the second deadliest month for U.S. soldiers in Iraq since the president declared major combat over last May. Forty Americans died, along with hundreds of Iraqis. The economy remains 3 million jobs down from when Bush took office; Friday's report of 112,000 new jobs in January was short of expectations. And the president's record budget deficits and soaring debt have even some conservatives shaking their heads. The result: Five new polls show Bush losing a general election match-up with Kerry. While the general election ISN'T today, this is the first time an incumbent has entered an election year in such shape since Gerald Ford in 1976. He went on to lose a close race to Democrat Jimmy Carter. CLIP


UPDATE on the current "Meditation Focus #104: Enabling Positive Changes in Iran And Around The World" archived at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus104.htm

Iran Conservatives: Reformers will pay after poll
http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=22363&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs
TEHRAN, Feb 6 (AFP) -- Iran's conservatives, in chilling warnings, have told their reformist opponents they will pay dearly for the country's political crisis once February 20 parliamentary elections are over. "Those executive officials who want to resign close to the time of the election should be dealt with like the enemies of God," hardline editor Hossein Shariatmadari wrote in his Kayhan evening newspaper earlier this month. Under Iranian law, the charge is similar to blasphemy and carries the death penalty. The reformists have seen the conservative-controlled Guardians Council vetting body bar thousands of their candidates from the poll. They believe they could lose control of government and parliament if the election goes ahead and have called for it to be postponed. Some 120 MPs, who held a sit-in in parliament, have resigned, along with provincial governors and some ministers and deputy ministers. Massoud Jazahiri, spokesman for the regime's ideological shocktroops, the Revolutionary Guards, warned those who had strongly protested against the mass banning of would-be candidates that they "will have to answer to the people's tribunal". He said "MPs who organised a sit-in and made counter-revolutionary speeches insulting the values of Islam have written the blackest pages in the history of parliament". For conservatives, the Guardians Council just did its Islamic, revolutionary and constitutitional duty when, during validation of prospective candidates, it disqualified more than 3,000 out of 8,000 for lack of respect for Islam and the constitution. The Council denies any bias, although most of the barred candidates -- including some 80 sitting MPs and prominent figures -- were reformists. Ayatollah Ahmad Janati, head of the 12-member Guardians Council, said it had never "cast a political look" on the candidates' files and had only applied Islamic law. News of the banning on January 11 provoked what many see as the worst political crisis in the Islamic republic since it was founded in 1979. In a bid to resolve the struggle, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the Council to review its blacklist, resulting in the reinstatement of around 1,300 candidates but not ending the political conflict. Reformists see the banning as the culmination of a "parliamentary coup d'etat", planned over two years, to eliminate them. Conservatives see the hand of foreign enemies behind their opponents. CLIP

Iran president yields over poll (Feb 7)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3468401.stm
Iran's president has agreed February's general election can go ahead - despite pressing for a delay in a row over the barring of 2,000 reformist candidates. Mohammad Khatami's decision comes days after Iran's supreme leader ruled the poll should take place as planned. However, Mr Khatami warned public enthusiasm for voting would wane after such a large number of candidates were blacklisted by conservative vetters. They include virtually all the best-known figures in the reform movement. Mr Khatami and the parliament speaker Mehdi Karrubi have been working frantically to try to defuse the crisis. However they now appear to have admitted failure and have bowed reluctantly to the ruling by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the BBC's Jim Muir in Tehran.

US claims new proof of Iran's secret atomic bomb project (Feb 7)
http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=110124
America has convincing new evidence that Iran is hiding an atomic bomb project despite Tehran's promise to open up all of its nuclear facilities to international inspectors, a senior US official has told The Daily Telegraph. He said the Tehran regime was secretly trying to build a second and more advanced uranium enrichment plant in parallel to the large facilities in the town of Natanz revealed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last year. "There is no doubt in our mind that the Iranians have a lot that the IAEA does not know about," said the official. "The Iranians have a military programme that the IAEA has never set eyes on." Another western source confirmed that the nuclear technology smuggling network headed by Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's top nuclear weapons scientist, had sold much more equipment to Iran than Tehran has so far admitted to. The latest intelligence on Iran, if corroborated, will ignite an intense international crisis with the Iranian regime. The US seems, for the moment, to be seeking to strangle Iran's nuclear programme through inspections and diplomatic agreements brokered by Europe. But the presence of US troops either side of Iran - in Iraq and Afghanistan - is a reminder to the regime that Washington retains the declared option of "pre-emptive" military action.




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Date: 5 Feb 2004
From: Patty-Lynne Herlevi
Subject: Dennis Kucinich brings spiritual electricity to Seattle

Dear Jean,

This meditation is a wonderful idea. I know of a few lightworkers who have been sending Dennis Kucinich energy for some time now. I have been doing that once a day and I can feel the energy of the other lightworkers around the world who are also sending out light and love.

Last night I attended a Kucinich event that was held at Town Hall, Seattle. The electricity in the room was amazing. I had a sense of angels and saints hovering in the room. In the meditation article, the author mentioned that Dennis Kucinich has been compared to Ghandi--well, before I read that, I had the same thought.

I never thought we would ever reach a point of energetic democracy, but with the help of so many lightworkers our spiritual efforts are bearing fruit.

Namaste,

Patty-Lynne Herlevi
Cranky Crow World Music

PATTY LATER ADDED : "And yes, there were definitely angels in the hall where Dennis spoke, but there were also ancestors, Totems and saints in the room. I have never experienced anything quite like it. Some of the angels and spirits were with Dennis and others came in the room with the Kucinich supporters. I sensed the presence of lightworkers and people who probably aren't aware that they are lightworkers. There was a sense of oneness. If only the entire world could feel that way.

OTHER PEOPLE REPORTED SIMILAR PERCEPTION OF ANGELIC PRESENCES WHENEVER DENNIS SPEAKS IN PUBLIC.

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Date: 5 Feb 2004
From: David Nicol davidnicol@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Spiritual Alliance Group set up

Dear Jean,

Thank you so much for supporting our "Call to Spiritual Action" and for spreading it through your considerable networks. One of the great things about this project has been connecting with all kinds of inspiring spiritual leaders around the planet.

I have a request. In order to better manage our rapidly growing membership, we have set up a yahoogroup - mailto:intspiritualalliance@yahoogroups.com>intspiritualalliance@yahoogroups.com - for people to join. It's not a "chat" group - only the moderator can send messages. Basically it's like a big email list, but it's easier for us to manage. Could you please send another message to your networks directing them to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/intspiritualalliance if they want to sign up? That will save us a lot of work in replying to emails.

Thanks again for your help,

In solidarity,

David Nicol

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Date: 6 Feb 2004
Subject: Real American for Kucinich - Important Info
From: "Barbara Peck" peace@benefitnetwork.org>

Dear Jean:

I am part of a group called National Musicians for Kucinich and am participating in one of the Kucinich Compilation CDs with my song called: 'Real American' (male vocal - country/rock ballad in the style of Bruce Springsteen).

In addition, I have edited part of one of Dennis' speeches (Santa Cruz, 2003) into my 'Real American' song as a promotional tool for use by the Kucinich for President Campaign. So far, I have been sending out copies to enthusiastic supporters across the USA and now have a website online at http://www.realamerican.us where people can go and listen to or download the song.

I just found out today that the song will be included in the soundtrack for a video about Dennis called: 'THE ONE' scheduled for release next week. As soon as I have more info. I will pass it on. Meanwhile, it would be great if you could include this in your newsletter. Thanks.

Peace,

God Bless, Barbara Peck

--

Show Bush the door in 2004!
http://www.realamerican.us

Courage key for Kucinich (Feb 2)
http://www.lobolink.com/news/2004/02/02/News/Courage.Key.For.Kucinich-594492.shtml
(...) In his speech, Kucinich appealed to the audience's spirituality, focusing on the need for a "social and spiritual revolution." "We must create a world where all the old thinking about war being inevitable is swept aside," he said. Kucinich focused his speech on President Bush's downfalls in office, and was mindful to talk about the United States and international relations. He criticized the war in Iraq, calling it an illegal war and a sordid mess, and expressed hope for a "purer, integrity-filled and peaceful nation." Amid fervent support from the audience, Kucinich spoke out against war. "We must believe in our capacity to create a world where war is no more," he said. Kucinich spoke of optimism, fearlessness and courage as traits he sees in Americans. "Have courage America," he shouted several times as the crowd cheered him on. CLIP

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Date: 6 Feb 2004
From: Milton Kristensen lancelot172000@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: The Light Series #57: A Rainbow of Wise Words

The whole universe is conscious or in consciousness and it intends to make the world a New World and also bring new consciousness to each individual in the world. God or the universe wants to bring peace to the earth and love and compassion will rule the planet with a little footwork by the Aquarian conspirators. Dennis Kucinich will become our New President and will usher in a long economic and political peace.

Milton

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From: Mardip@aol.com
Date: 6 Feb 2004
Subject: Re: The Green Holocaust Files #14: On The Very Edge of The Tipping Point - at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2004/GreenHolocaust14.htm

If you listen to Dennis Kucinich, Democratic presidential candidate who is being ignored by the media, you will hear a voice speaking out for this very issue. He would eagerly welcome and support such technology. As a matter of fact. I understand that these alternate technologies DO exist, but our existing greedy corporate structure doesn't support them.

Spread the word that these new technologies will be welcomed and supported all the way if we could have Congressman Dennis Kucinich for our next president-----if it's not already too late.

Yours truly,

Mary Koehn

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Date: 06 Feb 2004
Subject: Momentum of the Movement
From: "Matt Harris, Kucinich Campaign" info@kucinich.us>

Momentum of the Movement

Things are happening at the Kucinich campaign! Dennis continues to tour the United States talking about the issues that concern Americans the most. Yesterday, he visited Washington State - visit this link for photos, news articles and reports: http://kucinich.us/dennis-campaigntrail-2.php

Today Dennis visits Michigan, tomorrow California, and then on to Maine. Watch http://www.kucinich.us for photos and video footage. Also check back later today - Dennis will be sending an updated report from the campaign trail. For Dennis' schedule, see http://www.kucinich.us/schedule.php

PHONE BANKING AND LETTER WRITING

The most important thing you can do right now to help Dennis in the primaries is make phone calls and write letters to voters. See the upper right-hand corner of http://kucinich.us for phone call details. If you want to help write letters, please email us at letterwriting@kucinich.us. Our current focus is Dennis' home state, Ohio.

CLIP

ONE GIRL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Last September, Dennis received a letter from a 9-year old girl named Suzette inviting Dennis to her birthday party. Suzette's party is going to be held on February 28. Suzette's mom tells us that Suzette has decided not to have a traditional party with gifts for herself. Instead, she is having a House Party for Kucinich. Suzette will teach her friends and their parents about why she supports Dennis. Suzette is asking partygoers to give their money to the campaign instead of bringing birthday gifts.

If you want to help Suzette raise money for Dennis, please contribute now:
https://www.kucinich.us/contribute.php

Or sign up to have a House Party:
http://www.kucinich.us/houseparties/

"One person can make a difference." - Dennis Kucinich

VOLUNTEERS, MEETUPS, AND FUNDS ARE STILL ON THE RISE

How badly do people want to see this movement continue? Seventy-nine new volunteers signed up on the website the day after Tuesday's elections. A call for donations from Campaign Manager Dot Maver on Monday produced a two-day total of $100,000. Hundreds more people have signed up to attend MeetUp since Tuesday!

Dot, Dennis and the rest of the crew thank you for your contributions and for your support. You are the grass roots...your involvement will keep this campaign moving forward.

Volunteer Now: http://www.kucinich.us/volunteer.php

MeetUp Information: http://www.kucinich.us/meetup.php

Contribute: https://www.kucinich.us/contribute.php
or call 866-413-3664, or send a check to the address at the bottom of this email.

CLIP

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From: "Harmony" harmony@kieding.org>
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Subject: Open Letter to Jean Hudon

Hi Jean,

I hope this doesn't embarrass you! Just wanted to write you an open letter of thanks on my weblog for your work that is so inspiring to all of us:

Expats Against Bush, Norway: Open Letter to Jean Hudon
http://expatsagainstbush.typepad.com/norway/2004/02/open_letter_to_.html

Love to you and yours,

Harmony Kieding
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7076/frames.html

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This is the Norway chapter of Expats Against Bush, which is a starting point for Americans living abroad who want to get involved in the fight against President Bush and his administration in the runup to the 2004 Campaign.

February 04, 2004 Open Letter to Jean Hudon

Open Letter to Jean Hudon of Earth Rainbow Network :

Dear Jean,

I haven't written to you in a long while now, but I think of you often. Each week, those of us on your list all receive a mailing or two from you. Each mailing can easily turn into a couple of hours' worth (at least) of reading and discovering. Each week you confront the darkest and deepest issues of power, greed and corruption on this planet. Alternatively, you cheer us up and inspire us with news of progress and works of beauty from around the world.

How do you do it? How do you not give way to probably quite valid concerns for personal health and well-being or recrimination from the powers that be and still continue to address what needs to be addressed with such courage? What personally gives you the knowledge and inspiration, day after day? The reason I ask is this- I have run up against my own issues in this matter. I write a weblog for the Norway Chapter of Expats Against Bush.

Before I post each entry, I wind up doing battle with those parts of me that would dearly love me to be a wimp- that encourage me to become invisible, blend in and "keep a low profile", or to simply "ride this out". After all, these voices seem to say, it would be so much easier not to rock the boat. After all, they point out, I've had a hard life. Besides, who will listen to me, anyway? "IF YOU SAY NOTHING,NOTHING CAN HURT YOU" they scream at me at the height of my self-doubt. I am just an ordinary person, after all. I can be squashed like a bug by the Evil Empire.

By simply disagreeing with George Bush and his politics, I may already be on some "No Fly" list, even though I have done nothing. I may never be able to go back to the US again. I may never be able to visit my children, friends, and other members of my family again. Simply because I choose the freedom to dissent and to do it out loud, and furthermore, because I believe in the Constitution of my country and the Bill of Rights and I think they should be defended. With all this at stake, why do I continue?

Simply because the place I keep coming to in the end is this: If I say nothing, I will have failed to be all of who I am. I will have failed to speak out for the truth as I see it, I will have failed to confront darkness, wrong-doing and gross usurpation of power. I will have failed to do my part to make this world a better place. And I say this, Jean - that knowing you are out there and speaking truth to power helps incredibly. You are an inspiration - you and others like Boudewijn Wegerif of What Matters and William Rivers Pitt of TruthOut.org.

And if we, all of us, stand together and speak out- if we all continue our work in the face of inner and outer fears - if we all simply do the footwork at hand, then the odds are greatly in our favor for Spirit to accomplish miracles through all of us and we WILL see a world of beauty; a world of abundance, and of freedom and justice for all.

Merci beaucoup, mon ami!

Harmony

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AND MY REPLY WAS:

Dearest Harmony

I'm so glad you had the courage to raise outright this issue of fear which is a the very root of the most formidable challenge all Life throughout the universe must face - fear of dying, fear of suffering, fear of lack, fear of others, fear of aloneness and even fear of being afraid. This is the one cause of so much that goes wrong when an individual spark of consciousness loses touch with the inner Reality of Oneness and Goodness that pervades all Creation. As I could see from exploring your eclectic and most interesting website, this is also a recurring theme for you to ponder and evolve from:

"The second promise to myself arose when I realized that, on Planet Earth, the condition of Fear runs rampant. Whole lives are imprisoned by it, and people held hostage. Racism flourishes on it; blackmailers apparently make quite a living out of "threatening to tell". Threatening to tell what, I ask. People and society are quite good at leaping to conclusions and passing judgments anyway. So where was I. Just about every time I have given in to my fears and reacted out of them I have regretted it. So why live a life that's controlled by them?"

- Taken from http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7076/harmony.html

To me, it seems you have acquired over the years quite a bit of mastery over this interesting true-mettle-tester and I'm sure all people reading this also had at some point in their lives to deal with fear and its infinitely numerous and all-too-often disempowering consequences.

The fact is I had to confront the very same experience of doubt and fear the day I first received in 1981 from my divine Self the initial burst of inspiration that led to the writing in long-hand of my first "inspired" text called "The Time is Now". After putting it all down on paper I had then to decide what to do with it. Was I going to have the guts to make copies of it and offer it to others or was I to sit on it and never let anyone else the chance of also feeling the energetic impulse and unique signature that came through me at this moment of creation? Obviously, I chose like you to not allow fear to interfere and went ahead, translated it in English, made 500 copies of each and mailed it to all those I could identify as potentially interested. From that moment on, I never turned back and although my inner faith was repeatedly tested in relation to numerous contentious issues, I always continued to this day to follow and trust what guides me from within, and I've never come to regret this initial decision. Actually, it has been a most enjoyable ride and I feel a deep sense of achievement, usefulness in service to the Light, and experience spiritual rewards beyond anything I could initially have foreseen.

So I guess what I'm saying is that it pays off mightily to follow one's inner guiding still small voice within and to affirm as best as we possibly can, regardless of our human frailties and perceived inability, the ever expanding expression of innate perfection we are when attuned as One with the Source of All That Is. In so doing, as you indicated, hundreds, thousands, millions of other souls are gradually likewise empowered to express their unique and irreplaceable contribution to global awakening and universal "enlovening".

And to quote you again, because you expressed it so clearly: "And if we, all of us, stand together and speak out - if we all continue our work in the face of inner and outer fears - if we all simply do the footwork at hand, then the odds are greatly in our favor for Spirit to accomplish miracles through all of us and we WILL see a world of beauty, a world of abundance, and of freedom and justice for all."

Love and Light shall prevail... eternally!

Jean




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FOUND ON HARMONY'S WEBSITE

From: http://www.kieding.org/harmony/encounter.html

Encounter North of Nepenthe

by Harmony Kieding

August 8, 1967

A Day of Synchronicity

Palo Alto, California, USA, Planet Earth

A young speed-freak has heard voices; seen a vision, or had a dream. Somehow, he has been told that he must drive south and pick up a strange woman whom he has never seen before in his life, and bring her back up north. Prevailing upon another member of the household, he borrows her van and sets out toward the Big Sur.

The Northern tip of Big Sur, California, USA, Planet Earth

I have spent a care-free day hitch-hiking around Big Sur. At some point some road-companions and I befriend each other and decide to take to one of the beaches in the Big Sur area. There we spend the whole afternoon sitting in the sand and watching the waves, and swapping stories.

Then somehow things get onto the topic of UFO encounters, and everyone begins sharing his or her experience of having seen one. Everyone except me, that is. Having nothing to share, I listen to tales of UFO's having been seen back on the East Coast, or in the South West, or here, or there. For a while, I share in the strangeness of it all, but increasingly I just begin to feel left out of it. A wistful feeling grows within me; why do exciting things always happen to others, and not me?

The late afternoon has shifted into twilight while we all were talking. Glancing up at the sky, I notice the first evening star twinkling over the ocean. Impulsively, I silently repeat a rhyme from childhood: "First star that shines so bright, I wish I may, I wish I might see a UFO tonight!"

Then I turn my attention back to the others once again. The night wears on. Eventually policemen come down to the beach and tell everyone that the beach is closed for the night. My friends and I pick up our things, and head back towards the highway to go our various ways.

We have been standing on Highway 1 for a while with our thumbs out, when a VW van approaches us from the north. It pulls up alongside us, and stops. The driver sits there for a moment, his gaze sweeping over all of us until it comes to me, and rests.
"I have been sent down here to pick up a woman I've never seen before and bring her back up north with me," he announces."and you're that woman!" he tells me. What the heck, I tell myself, and decide to go along with the flow. I hand my knapsack over to him, and climb into the front passenger seat. He turns the VW around, and we begin to head back up north. By now it is quite dark. The ocean to our left reflects the starlight, and a night breeze is blowing off the sea. Little animals run across the winding Big Sur road just ahead of the van's lights, and every one of them is an indication to Wayne that California is going to fall into the ocean tomorrow morning.

"Do you have any time-pieces on you?" he asks me, and I unearth my brother's little travelling alarm clock from my knapsack.

"Here!" I announce triumphantly, and put it into Wayne's outstretched hand. Wayne promptly rolls down the window on his side, and flings the clock out into the darkness.
"Time is not necessary right now," he tells me.

"Great", I mutter under my breath, wondering what I've gotten myself into this time.

We travel on in this way for a while longer. Suddenly Wayne motions to me and points off to his left to a place far out on the ocean's horizon, where the waves are dimly lit by the starlight.

"Look at that!" he exclaims.

There is a faint, glowing light that we both think at first is an aircraft. But even as we watch it, the lights change into an extraordinary succession of colors that we have never seen an ordinary aircraft display. Pulsing greens, reds, blues, and yellows, and then a sudden switch to a complete envelopment in glowing white light.

Then, the next thing we know, whatever it is does something really strange; it moves instantly from its position from far over the ocean to directly where we are in, quite literally, the twinkling of an eye. It stops above the treetops fifteen feet away from us on the other side of the road and hovers, without making a sound. Wayne has pulled the van over to the side of the road and stopped. We sit frozen to our seats, breathless with the strangeness of it. For the first time in my life, I know the meaning of the word "awe".

"Should we get out and go closer?" he wonders, and I shake my head.

"No, let's just stay right here," I reply, in a voice as nervous as his.

At this point, things become unclear. Somehow it seems as if we are outside of the van, standing directly under the spacecraft, which is still hovering, with its lights continually pulsing. But what is stranger than that is the very strong feeling I have that the spacecraft is somehow surveying us. It is taking a reading of our consciousness levels.

Instantly I become aware, truly aware, for the very first time, that I belong to an entire planet. Not only to a family, a town, a country, and a continent. The whole planet is where I come from, and everyone and everything on it is akin to me in a sense. And the planet has its place in the solar system, and other beings beside us dwell in the cosmos.

The spacecraft, which is circular and approximately thirty feet across, continues to read me and Wayne for an indeterminate amount of time. Then suddenly, its lights change; it lifts slightly above the trees, again without making a sound, and instantly returns to its far point over the ocean. Making a right-angle turn, it heads south over the waves.

As Wayne and I are watching it depart, three US Air Force jets come streaking after it one after the other. Then the night sky is finally still once again, but everything has somehow shifted forever.




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From: http://www.kieding.org/harmony/channel.html

Channeling on How to Communicate with Extraterrestrials

On this page is Channeling on extra and inner terrestrial communication. I hope to recapture some of the earlier messages that came through about the holographic consciousness needed to communicate with extraterrestrials.

Centering Prayer: Father Mother God and Goddess, I ask that I be lifted and enlightened, healed and forgiven, now. I ask that anything that is not of the highest vibration be taken to its most perfect place of manifesting now, and depart from me. I ask the help of Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphel, Metratron and Sandalphon and of the Living Spirit of Jesus the Christ. I ask that what I receive be of a healing nature, appropriate to the needs of the moment, and for the highest good of all. I ask that the Divine Inner Spark within all be awakened and that each receive according to his or her own nature. Thank you for this day, and for all in our unfolding lives. Amen. In Peace, In Peace, In Peace.

Harmony: Light-Beings, I need to remember what you told me on holographic consciousness, and on communing with extraterrestrials. Is that an appropriate thing to ask you right now?

Light-Beings: Dear One, we do say it is most appropriate. As we did say before, we are not in a hurry to go anywhere, so we can repeat whatever needs to be heard again. As to "extra"terrestrials, there is the awareness that they exist within all dimensions, not simply on the Outer Plane. So they can also be thought of as "Inner"terrestrials. This awareness may be of help, because much focus has been placed on watching for them, and on the sighting of them on the Outer Plane. This helps sustain the Illusion of Separation; the Illusion that they actually "Go Away SomeWhere". When it becomes clear that there are dimensions where they dwell all the time, then you can relate with them on a deeper level.

Alright, then. It would be helpful to ask on what level of consciousness you have been perceiving these Beings, for it has gone along with that consciousness that considered them to be only on the Outer Plane. Many of you do know of their existence, and have shared among yourselves the various experiences of encountering them. There is an emphasis coming from the "fight-or-flight" that has leant its coloration to the whole picture.
There is More. We would ask you to go deeper within yourselves; Deeper, and Higher.

Consider things from beyond duality, and from that Place Within You that is beyond time and space. When your brain waves are in Alpha, when you are "in sync", then you are in a place to commune with these fellow life forms.

You, the Harmony One, did observe them in "everyday" Reality, and could see for yourself how their movements occurred in..well, we see you are calling it a "trans" dimension. Let us fine tune this a bit. The movement of the spacecraft took place within NoTime, and yet also, AllTimes. Ahh..now we see you perceiving our thought. The movement of the spacecraft took place not so much in time, as in consciousness. At Causal Level, the Beings but "saw" themselves above the treetops across the road from you. Thus it was that they "moved" from out over the sea at the edge of the horizon to you in the "twinkling of an eye".

Harmony: Are you saying that their mode of locomotion is thought? This is a bit of a challenge for me to keep up with you here.

Light-Beings: We see that there is a part of you that is in sync with these Beings. At the same time, another part of you is aware of what you see as a lack of adequate terms to convey the light-concepts you are seeing in our dialogue with you. You are telling yourself that you are not conversant with physics. That being the case, let us simply take one step at a time. If you humans would converse with "extra"terrestrials, it's necessary to increase your level of consciousness. Otherwise you do not get the whole picture of them. Otherwise, it is as if you could see only the tail end of the elephant, so to speak.

Harmony: How do we increase our level of consciousness?

Light-Beings: There are various tools you have at your disposal. Hemi-Sync is one of them. It is also most important to take a good look at your fears, and to face them. Bring all to the Light. Let go of what you call "old tapes". Become aware of your place within the Circle of Life. When you are at the place where you can see the Interconnection of all things, and the interlinked Light of all things, and are at the Center of your Stillness, then you can commune with all, including "extra"terrestrials. We will be speaking more of this process, but this will suffice for the moment. We bid you be In Peace, In Peace, in Peace.

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See also:

Harmony’s excellent link page
http://www.kieding.org/harmony/ufolinks.html




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Forwarded by "Sharon Goodwyn" sdgoodwyn@erols.com> on Feb 7

From: http://www.visionarylead.org/Voters%20Guide.html

VOTING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: A Spiritual Voter's Guide

By Corinne McLaughlin

Vote as if your life depended on it! If you care about your life, if you care about the life of other human beings, if you care about all life on this planet—answer the call of your soul to vote consciously. Educate yourself as a voter and think strategically. Our lives literally depend on how we vote in the Spring Presidential primaries and in the Congressional and Presidential election this Fall. This is a major turning point in deciding the future direction of our nation and the lives of our children.

As you know, our political leaders and our media pay very close attention not only to who wins, but also to how close is the margin of victory. This is how they evaluate how much popular support there is for issues such waging war as an instrument of foreign policy, collaborating with the U.N., increasing national debt, restricting rights to stop terrorists, regulating unethical corporate behavior, and protecting the environment and healthcare.

In a democracy like ours, it is a spiritual responsibility to vote. Over 90% of the American people say they are guided by spiritual values or faith, but less than 50% of the American people vote in any Presidential election. If we are committed to living by spiritual values, we must bring them into the voting booth, and educate ourselves about the candidates and the issues.

Spirituality can have a major impact on politics and elections, and politics can make our spirituality grounded and practical. If spiritual people don’t become engaged politically, we will be exploited by those whose only concern is self-interest. And we may lose our democracy.

The questions below are designed to be a guide for deeper reflection and to make you more conscious of your values, information sources, and clarity about the strategic impact of your vote.

You may or may not agree with the wisdom of listing any specific question here, but these are based on regular discussions in the media and political circles. (You may want to skip some questions or there may be other questions that are important to you personally that you’d like to reflect on).

You can answer the questions for each Presidential and Congressional candidate in your district (as well as for any local candidates if possible). You are welcome to replicate this guide and circulate it widely.

INFORMATION SOURCES ON EACH CANDIDATE:

Please check if applicable:

1. I know where this candidate stands on at least the three major issues of the campaign____

2. I have researched the candidate’s positions on his/her website (or a non-partisan informational site such as http://www.vote-smart.org) and/or read the full text of some of his/her speeches____

3. I have seen an in-depth interview or heard a full speech of the candidate on C-SPAN ____

4. I have watched a debate between this candidate and his/her opponent(s)____

5. I have read alternative sources of information on this candidate____

6. I have relied only on the major media’s perception of this candidate____

7. I have relied only on hearsay from friends about this candidate____


CANDIDATE’S CHARACTER AND VALUES:

Based on media reports as well as your intuition from watching them in action, please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 representing a very low score, and 10 the highest:

1. Is this candidate motivated by a spirit of service rather than self-interest?____

2. Is s/he generally fair and honest with colleagues and with the public?____

3. Has s/he been courageous in promoting causes that may not be popular, but which s/he believes are right?____

4. Has s/he followed through on previous campaign promises made?____

5. Does s/he treat his/her staff and colleagues well?____

6. Is his/her personal life in line with reasonable standards of behavior?____

7. Is s/he collaborative and bipartisan in his/her approach, searching for common ground?____

8. Is his/her approach based on a long-term perspective that serves the good of the whole (in contrast to short-term, political expediency)?____

9. Is s/he open-minded to new ideas and solutions?____

10. Does s/he demonstrate compassion for the disadvantaged and work for practical solutions to their problems?____

11. Does s/he demonstrate tolerance for diversity—racial, sexual, religious?____

12. Does s/he have a clear vision about how to achieve lasting peace?____

ISSUES AND POLICIES:

Review the candidate’s stand on as many major issues as you can (e.g. peace, tax policy, the environment, gun control, abortion, social security). Answer these questions for each issue, answering either yes or no—or rate them from 1 to 10, with l meaning “not at all” and 10 meaning “fully”:

1. Does this policy serve the good of the whole?____

2. Will it protect the sacredness of life, human, plant and animal?____

3. Will it be healthy and sustainable for future generations?____

4. Is it fair to all parties concerned?____

5. Does it offer equal opportunities and/or access?____

6. Does it promote dignity and respect?____

7. Does it promote the health and well-being of all citizens?____

8. Does it increase political participation of more citizens?____

9. Does it help alleviate poverty or economic injustice?____

10. Does it protect the disadvantaged?____

11. Does it protect diversity or human rights?____

12. Does it encourage responsibility?____

13. Does it protect people’s freedom?____

14. Does it promote tolerance and prevent violence, both locally and internationally?____

15. Will it help citizens find deeper fulfillment or meaning in life?____

STRATEGIC VOTING--THE BIG PICTURE

Given your answers to the above questions, meditate and pray about which candidate best approximates the values and issues you are concerned about. But also meditate seriously on:

1. Who can be most effective in the political arena at this time in accomplishing the agenda and values I support?____

2. What is the strategic impact of my vote, given its context (the state and Congressional district you vote in)?____

3. What is the strategic impact of my vote on an inner, subjective level?____

4. If my vote is primarily meant to make a statement, whom am I hoping will hear this message?___ Is this realistic?____

Visualize that your vote is the one deciding vote—it’s happened in elections before!

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Corinne McLaughlin is Executive Director of The Center for Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C and San Francisco., co-author of Spiritual Politics and co-founder of The League of Spiritual Voters. She formerly coordinated a national task force for President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development and taught politics at American University. She can be reached at: The Center for Visionary Leadership, 369 3rd St. #563, San Rafael, CA 94901; (415) 472-9540; corinnemc@visionarylead.org.;
website: http://www.visionarylead.org




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From: http://www.soulgraffiti.com/html/interv1103b.html

An Interview with Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., is a spiritual doctor of psychology and fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended master realms. She is the author of 22 books on mind-body-spirit themes, including “Healing with the Angels”, “Divine Guidance”, “Angel Therapy”, “The Lightworker’s Way”, and “Archangels & Ascended Masters”. Dr. Virtue is the founder and former director of WomanKind Psychiatric Hospital at Cumberland Hall Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and she served as an administrator at Woodside Women’s Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both all-women psychiatric hospitals specialized in treating women's psychological issues. Dr. Virtue also directed three outpatient psychiatric centers, including an adolescent drug & alcohol abuse center.

Dr. Virtue has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The View with Barbara Walters, Donny & Marie, Roseanne, and many others.
Her web site is http://www.angeltherapy.com

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SG = Soul Graffiti
DV = Doreen Virtue

SG: SOUL GRAFFITI URGES PEOPLE TO LEAVE A SPIRITUAL MARK ON THE WORLD THROUGH CONSCIOUS ACTS OF KINDNESS AND COMPASSION. DO OUR ACTS REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LONG TERM?

DV: Absolutely, yes! Many people to whom I've given psychic readings have a soul contract that involves diffusing world tension and stress, simply by being nice to other people. These acts of kindness have profound ripple effects, in which other people pass along the smiles and helpfulness that we've offered.

SG: IN AN ERA OF WAR AND CONFLICT AROUND THE WORLD, HOW CAN WE OPEN HEARTS TO EMBRACE KINDNESS OF EVERYONE?

DV: I don't feel that we have any choice but to see the Love and the Light that exists within every person. First, we start by seeing it within our own self. This means honoring yourself, and respecting your needs for rest, exercise, play, alone time, etc. When you see the Light within your own self, it makes it infinitely easier to see it within others. If you dislike yourself, you'll project that dislike outwardly onto others. The angels have a great affirmation that works wonderfully whenever you become irritated with another person, whether it's a stranger or someone you know: "I am willing to release that part of me that irritates me, when I think of you."

I also like to reframe situations. For instance, if something on the news is upsetting, look at it as an opportunity to pray and surround the situation with light. The light and love of lightworkers (who come from all cultures, religions, and spiritual paths) is keeping the world intact right now. When you visualize light surrounding a situation, person, or location, you've just invoked powerful angels to watch over them. And that's a powerful contribution toward world peace.

SG: AS YOU KNOW FROM YOUR EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGIST ARE TRAINED TO ASSESS AND DIAGNOSE MENTAL DISORDERS AND TO FOLLOW A RATHER RIGID TREATMENT DISCIPLINE. HOW DOES YOUR WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING EMOTIONAL HEALING AND GROWTH DIFFER?

DV: As a former psychotherapist, I was trained to begin my sessions by asking the client, "What's wrong?" and then we'd spend the next hour analyzing the problems. This violates the first rule of metaphysics, which is: Whatever you think about, is what you attract. So, by analyzing problems, we were actually feeding the problems!

Now, I begin my sessions by asking, "What would you like to know?" This puts the emphasis on the positive, upon faith, and upon hope. As the angels say, "Think only about love and success. In this way, you only attract love and success into your life."

We can apply this principle to world peace. We as lightworkers must avoid thinking negatively about the world and about governments. We must continuously visualize world leaders as having open-hearts, and as being compassionate and loving. We must visualize and affirm that humans are wonderful, and that we are all at peace. In that way, we put energy into our desires, instead of into our fears.

SG: IS CLAIRVOYANCE REALLY A GIFT AND HOW HAS EMBRACING YOUR CLAIRVOYANT ABILITIES CHANGED YOUR LIFE?

DV: We all have psychic abilities, according to scientific research and my own experiences with teaching psychic development classes around the world. The four ways that we receive psychic information are: seeing, feeling, hearing, and thinking. Each person has the ability to receive information from all four of these ways; however, you have one primary way that you receive most of your information. For most people, it's through feelings, which is called clairsentience or intuition. The second most common way is through visions, and that's called clairvoyance.

As a psychotherapist, I was trained to believe that visions were hallucinations. I know now that many so-called hallucinations are just undiagnosed psychic experiences. It's ironic that I once diagnosed people who had visions; and now I teach them how to have more visions! But my training has helped me to understand the primary reason why people block their clairvoyance: fear.

I help my students and readers to gently unblock their fears about seeing angels, auras, and departed loved ones. As a child, I was often teased for being weird and different, because of my connection to the angels. I find that many lightworkers have histories of being teased, and it makes many of us feel afraid about openly speaking about our beliefs. In addition, we remember the many times throughout history when lightworkers were persecuted and killed for speaking up.

However, it's now safe for lightworkers to come out of the spiritual closet. We must speak up about our beliefs. We can no longer remain silent. We must openly share the principles of manifestation, spiritual healing, and peace-loving. We're born to be spiritual teachers and healers, and yet, the ego wants us to delay this purpose. We mustn't listen to the ego's voice, because the world is depending upon lightworkers to become loving and peaceful leaders.

SG: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR SOUL GRAFFITI FAMILY?

The angels would like all of us to visualize the earth surrounded with white light, as we fall asleep at night. In this way, the planet is shielded, healed, and protected as lightworkers in each time zone continue to spread this light each day.




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From: "Jonas Lindqvist" jonas.lindqvist@experiencefestival.com>
Subject: Venus Transit of June 8, 2004 - A Breakthrough of Intuitive Awareness
Date: 1 Feb 2004

Dear Jean, hello again,

My name is Jonas Lindqvist and is one of the organizers behind Experience Festival at The World University of Consciousness. I wrote to you some time ago about an article written by one of our teachers.

This time I am writing to you hoping that you would like to publish an article on the forthcoming Venus Transit written by Carl Johan Calleman, one of the teachers at Experience Festival. He is also the author of Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar and The Mayan calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness.

I would be very happy if you would like to publish the article, free of charge, on your website or any other publication as long as the author bylines are included.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon!

Jonas Lindqvist
Experience Foundation

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Author background Carl Johan Calleman has a Ph.D. in Physical Biology from the University of Stockholm (1984) and has served as a Senior Researcher of Environmental Health at the University of Washington in Seattle and as an expert on cancer for the World Health Organization. He is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on the Mayan calendar based on the books "Maya-hypotesen" (in Swedish, 1994), "The Mayan Calendar" (Garev, 2001) and "The Mayan calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness" (Bear and Co, 2004).

He was invited as one of the main speakers at the conference about the Mayan calendar organized by the Mexican chapter of the Indigenous Council of the Americas in Merida, Yucatan, 1998 and have appeared in television and radio shows in several countries with his knowledge about the Mayan calendar.

Carl Johan Calleman is one of the teachers at the forthcoming Experience Festival at The World University of Consciousness.

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Venus Transit of June 8, 2004 - A Breakthrough of Intuitive Awareness

By Carl-Johan Calleman and Anders Bjarstedt

The Venus Transit of June 8, 2004 is clearly the astronomical event of the year. But it may be much, much more than that. The Venus Transit has always preceded great breakthroughs in human consciousness and played a very significant role in the Mayan Calendar. It is also a turning point in the Vedic tradition. According to the Indian avatar of enlightenment, Sri Kalki Bhagavan (http://www.experiencefestival.com/kalki/), the Venus Transit of 2004 will be the actual starting point of the Golden Age, a process that will come to an conclusion at the next Venus Transit in 2012. This article presents the significance of the Venus transit on June 8, 2004 in its larger context and in relation to the Mayan Calendar. It is also an invitation to take part of a global celebration of this event called the Oneness Celebration.

The purpose of this article is to describe the role of the Oneness Celebration at the Venus transit on June 8, 2004 in its larger context. This will clearly be the "astronomical event of the year". To begin with, a Venus transit is an astronomical event where the planet Venus passes between the Earth and the sun - a sort of eclipse. Venus transits lasts for 6-7 hours and come in pairs separated by exactly 8 earth years minus two days. As far as human measures go such pairs of transits occur only rarely.

CLIP - Since this is a 7 page article (too long for this compilation) please review it at
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2004/VenusTransit.htm

or read a shorter version of this article at
http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/articles/article/2033




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From: http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/articles/article/1542

Kalki Bhagavan

In this article, Kiara Windrider, author of “A doorway to Eternity” share his experiences with the teachings of Golden Age Foundation headed by Kalki in India. Kiara Windrider was one of the teachers at the first Experience Festival that took place August 2-8 2003. The Experience Festival is a collaboration between the Golden Age Foundation in India and the Experience Foundation in Sweden.

Kiara Windrider on Enlightenment, Kalki and the Golden Age Movement - I

By Kiara Windrider

Introduction

In this article, Kiara Windrider, author of “A doorwat to Eternity” share his experiences with the teachings of Golden Age Foundation headed by Kalki in India. Kiara Windrider was one of the teachers at the first Experience Festival that took place August 2-8 2003.

The Experience Festival is a collaboration between the Golden Age Foundation in India and the Experience Foundation in Sweden.

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Kalki and the Golden Age Movement

Sri Kalki, or Bhagwan, as many of his disciples call him, is known as the “Mukti Avatar”, a Divine Incarnation whose specialization is to impart enlightenment. His presence and his mission reflect for me the highest gifts Mother India has to offer humanity, and having met him and experienced who he is, I feel that I can now rest in complete trust that humanity is going to make it, no matter how fragmented, meaningless and chaotic our existence has been.

Grace and I met with him three times over the few weeks that we were at his ashram near Chennai. Our first meeting was a group “darshan” (or interview) for the teachers, including myself, at the “Experience Festival” that was being held there. During the darshan he spoke of the dilemma most people experience if they are serious about enlightenment. No matter how hard we may try to get there, we still have concepts and expectations about what enlightenment must look like. There is always an effort to get from the state of non-enlightenment to a state of enlightenment, which creates and furthers the very duality we are trying to dissolve. Even when we let go of the effort and become empty we are still conditioned by the deep subconscious programming within our minds that keeps us separate from external reality, separate from directly experiencing the world without the running commentary of our thoughts.

I had been seeking enlightenment for many years. I had had a few enlightenment experiences but it wasn’t a permanent state. After decades of unsuccessful effort I noticed myself becoming weary of the search, especially since I did not want to create more duality between where I was and where I wanted to be. I started telling myself that maybe I was already enlightened, just didn’t know it yet. I created a wonderful enlightened persona around myself, asking myself how I would live and act if I were enlightened, and trying to incorporate that “as if enlightened” state into my daily walk. It made me a better person, but it was still an act, just another layer of spiritual ego to get attached to. I suffered less, but I wasn’t enlightened, and in the denial of that truth, suffered more. Now here was someone saying that it did not require centuries of effort, and that anyone could indeed get enlightened, just like Buddha or Jesus. I was intrigued.

Not only is enlightenment easily attainable, but it is our natural state, continued Kalki. We were originally created with a different program implanted in our DNA, and every child was born with the ability to directly experience the world as a unified field of consciousness. We have mutated from that due to various distortions in our collective conditioning, yet the original programming still remains within our DNA. Just like a computer cannot change its own programming from within a program, we cannot change our mental programming from within our mind. It must either come through divine grace, which is difficult for many people because of our restrictive concepts about God, or it can be transferred by someone who knows how.

Sri Kalki acknowledges himself as an avatar, but doesn't require that people believe in him as such or follow his teachings. In fact, he emphasizes, all teachings are useless if you are seeking enlightenment because they only create another concept for the mind to hang on to. Even the non-dualistic teachings of someone like Ramana Maharshi can become a barrier if it creates a craving for enlightenment distanced from the present moment. Teachings can follow enlightenment, but no teachings can produce it. No amount of effort can get you there.

Instead, enlightenment is a neurobiological process, Kalki insists, and he sees his own role as being merely a “technician”. He even encourages people to design their own enlightenment! Through a certain kind of "divine surgery", and with adequate preparation, the neurobiology and the DNA of a seeker can be changed so as to naturally become enlightened, and then all teachings and guidance naturally flow from within. A divine energy is transferred into the neo-cortex of the brain, which reorganizes the entire framework of consciousness. It has its own intelligence, and interfaces with the deepest longings and blueprint of each individual soul to create a new command center that bypasses the mind.

There are as many kinds of enlightenment as there are people, he affirms, yet what is common to all is the awakening of the true self within and the permanent dissolution of conflict and suffering. The entire framework of past conditioning disappears, as do expectations of the future. Since suffering is caused by addictions, attachments, cravings and aversions based on past conditioning, when this conditioning disappears, suffering disappears as well. This is often accompanied by states of cosmic consciousness, journeys to celestial realms, profound perceptual changes, sharpening of the senses, various “siddhis” (spiritual gifts), and profound ecstasy. The physical body becomes illumined with an inner light, and the sense of a separate continuous identity dissolves. The questioner vanishes along with the questions. The mind becomes a hollow reed through which all creation can flow. Thoughts can still flow through the mind, but do not emanate from the mind.

I felt a thrill of recognition in my soul as I listened to his words. Grace and I decided to do a preparatory "mukti" (liberation) program led by one of his disciples designed to bring the various "koshas" (bodies) into alignment. Towards the end of this all the participants were called into his presence for a darshan. There were about 40 of us in the room, along with several enlightened "dasajis", or disciples. He announced that we were to be given the "diksha" (initiation) of enlightenment, and that the dasajis would be assisting in transmitting the divine energy. Kalki explained that if he tried to transmit the energy directly it could likely blow some fuses, but that he would be working through the dasajis to perform the divine surgery in a controlled fashion. Some of us would get enlightened right away, he informed us, while others would take longer, depending on individual factors. All of us in the room would become enlightened within four weeks, he promised. He further said that it would be a functional enlightenment (“sahaj samadhi”). When he first began to get people enlightened they would sometimes go into ecstatic but immobile states for months, and he has learned to give a more integrated enlightenment now, since we are needed out in the world.

The normal procedure at Kalki's ashram involves a much longer period of preparation before the enlightenment diksha could be given, so all of us in the group were stunned and elated to hear this. This was going to be an experimental group, he went on to say. The majority in the group were Westerners, and Kalki said this would be the first time that the enlightenment diksha was being given enmasse to a group of Westerners. The time for mass enlightenment had begun, and as these enlightened people returned to their home countries to hold the energies in their respective lands, the transformation of the human race would begin. Once 64,000 people had become enlightened throughout the world, he said, the morphogenetic fields would ignite, and everyone who had become enlightened would then themselves be able to transmit this state with a touch, with a glance, with a thought or a prayer. From then, it would be a very short time before all of humanity would revert to their original program of oneness. This could all happen well before 2012, says Kalki.

We were asked to sit with our eyes closed as the dasajis moved among us in a state of ecstatic cosmic union, placing their hands on our heads, and allowing themselves to become vehicles for Kalki. It was a different experience for everybody. In a group sharing the following day, it turned out that although only a couple of people had actually become enlightened in that moment, most people had begun having enlightenment experiences, which Kalki said would stabilize into a steady state of enlightenment in the days or weeks to come. Grace passed through periods of intense physical pressure and disorientation for a couple of days, and then on the third day felt the kundalini energy moving unobstructed through every “nadi” (subtle nerve channels) clearing out all the koshas all the way into the "anandamayakosha", or "bliss body".

As she experienced her bliss body, it propelled her into the classic enlightened state, which she has continued to maintain since. It has been fascinating for me to watch and participate in her process, as her entire nervous gets reprogrammed to respond directly to a completely different command center, the Soul. It is like getting unplugged from the "Matrix" (referring to the well-known movie of that name), and plugging directly into the Infinite. She reports that the moment of enlightenment was like simultaneously giving birth and being born. She found herself literally experiencing the world through the perceptions and senses of a newborn, while at the same time witnessing the entire process from a place of mature wonder. In the days following she found herself slowly “growing up”, first a two year old, then four, then eight, sometimes fluctuating between various ages up to adulthood, eventually feeling like all of them and none of them simultaneously, young and tender, wise and knowing, ageless and vast. It is an ongoing journey into universal consciousness.

At the time of this writing, two weeks after the diksha, my own enlightenment process is just beginning to happen. I am noticing currents of energy coursing through my body similar to what I had experienced in 1985, which are beginning to open up the deeper kundalini pathways. We had another darshan with Kalki just before we left, and he warned me that it would lead to a total reorganization of my consciousness. Some people are born with free will to shape their lives any way they wish, while others have a chosen destiny that cannot be changed. He told me that I came with a destiny to help the world, that my enlightenment would prepare me for this, and that he would work with me. I am adding this chapter to create a new edition of this book after the rest had already been published because I think Kalki’s work is the culmination of everything else I have said in this book, and I want to send this off to press while my mind can still function in the old way. What happens afterwards, I have no idea. Perhaps there will be another book that emerges later, perhaps much later. I will keep readers updated through my website.

Sri Kalki and his wife, Amma, have about 15 million followers in several countries, and their “Golden Age Foundation” is possibly the fastest growing movement in the world today. Several hundred people have become fully enlightened in the past few years, with the numbers growing rapidly. Miracle stories of all kinds are being reported every day, not very different from those experienced around Jesus. Kalki says there will be significant earth changes happening throughout the world before the end of the decade, which can be averted if there are enough enlightened people living in those areas and interfacing with the land. He invites us to walk through the Doorway to Eternity, and then back again to help bring all of Earth and humanity through. If something about this possibility resonates within your soul and you feel the urge to explore it further, please contact me, or check out http://www.livinginjoy.com, http://www.worldawakening.org, or http://www.trueawakening.org. Introductory programs are offered worldwide, but the final “jumpstart” at this point is only being offered by Kalki and his direct disciples in India. Kalki guarantees that anyone who comes with serious intent will become enlightened in three to four weeks. It is a big claim, but I have seen enough to attest to it.

A major aspect of this work right now is the construction of a “Shakti Sthal”, or Temple of Light, built according to the principles of "vaastu" (vedic sacred geometry). It is expected to be completed early in 2004, and will hold up to 8000 people meditating together at any one time to build a continuous wave of unity consciousness in the world. Once this project begins it will greatly accelerate and focus the work, and people will be able to get enlightened much faster. A lot of positive change will begin to happen in the world from then onwards, promises Kalki.

I had a dream recently, which reveals to me what this unity consciousness might look like. I am at a birthday party. It is my sister's birthday and she is six years old today, and in the dream I am also my sister and experiencing the magic and wonder of everything around me directly through her eyes. I feel how much she adores me, and I am so touched I want to cry. I live through an entire day through her eyes, and then I find myself in the body of my grandmother when she was still alive. Again, I see all the familiar relationships from a totally different perspective. I touch her pain, I touch her love, and I realize I am seeing her like I've never seen her before.

The dream continues all night long. I shape shift and feel myself becoming all the people that are important to me, family, friends, loved ones, even people I don’t know in other periods of history and other lands. Soon I learn that I can be in any one incarnation and shape shift in and out of various people at will. I become aware of the unchanging wheel of life that holds still as the players change. I see that everyone wants the same things, and that the only common connection is love. I see myself as no longer identified with myself as a personality, but as the One Presence, incarnate in any or all of these personalities simultaneously, and extending throughout the planet.

I awoke from the dream feeling great waves of love. It felt like a prelude to the enlightened state. Love is as simple as seeing through another's eyes, and knowing that we are the same. There is only one Mind, and beyond that, only one Self. If each human glimpsed a tiny fraction of this through direct experience, could we ever go to war or hurt each other or any aspect of the One Presence ever again?

This is the love I have felt from Sri Kalki. I feel so grateful to know that he is here on Earth. I feel he is a genuine avatar, perhaps one of the greatest avatars of all time. In his ability to bestow the gift of direct experience to anyone seeking to know themselves, his advent represents a grand unification of all religions and spiritual traditions. As the beginning of the Golden Age draws near, his mission is to help enlighten not just a few but the entire world.

“Humanity is entering the most crucial phase of its existence,” says Kalki. “The coming decade shall witness the most unprecedented and undreamt of changes in the course of its long evolution. There is nothing much humanity can do about it other than to understand the changes that are overpowering it. Towards the end, humanity will enter a new age – the Golden Age!”

Descent
Fire from fire spawned,
Long descent of starlit soul,
Free falling through veiled illusions —
My journey of embodiment.
How easy it is to forget,
How easy to remember.
Fire calls to fire,
Descending, ascending, falling, arising.
There is nowhere to go,
No path to follow.
Scattered images of starfields,
Following a trail of golden starlight,
Longing for what I cannot say,
Only that what is inside must join
With infinity of creation.
Tumbling through portals, stargates,
Wormholes in time,
Creation seeks creator,
Lover seeks beloved.
The journey takes only an instant,
Each instant an eon of time.
Who calls?
Who answers?
Beloved soul, earth body divine.

Here are some more great articles under the topic Kalki Bhagavan - Sri Kalki Avatar:

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NOTE: To access all these articles listed above, please go at http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/articles/article/1542

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From: http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/articles/article/1557

Kiara Windrider on Enlightenment, Kalki and the Golden Age Movement - II

By Kiara Windrider


Dear friends

I have had an overwhelming response from people to my article on Kalki and enlightenment, and I thought that rather than respond individually I would respond to some of these questions collectively in a stream of consciousness kind of way.

Is this really happening? Yes! We are entering an age, whether we call it the Aquarian Age or the Golden Age or Satya Yuga or the Fifth World, where the veils between the spiritual and matterial worlds are actually beginning to dissolve. There once was a time when we were born enlightened, and lived in the constant awareness of the unity of all things. In the course of time, for reasons that philosophers and theologians can argue endlessly about and don't really matter anymore, we chose to create a dense veil between various aspects of ourselves. These veils are held in the morphogenetic fields of humanity as subconscious programs of separation, forgetfulness, limitation, illusion, fear, and so on. Our genes mutated to align with these fields, and we invented suffering, which is basically another word for soul fragmentation. We have identified with the veils and defined ourselves through them, yet WE ARE NOT THE VEILS!
Underneath all this, the original program of love, beauty, and oneness, a morphogenetic field which we can refer to as "enlightenment" or "Christ consciousness", still exists within our genes, awaiting a timing key emanating from our own souls to wake up and experience the vast beautiful presence of who we really are.

This timing key is based on a number of factors, some having to do with the completion of certain time cycles and our encounter with a vast energy field that we are currently beginning to experience in our journey through galactic space. These keys are being activated now.

We will be changed in the twinkling of an eye, says the Book of Revelation, when the last trumpet sounds.

Well, the last trumpet has sounded, and the presence of beings like Kalki in the world today reflects the deep human thirst to break out of illusion, to unplug from the "matrix", to reconnect with our divine blueprint. Whether we see him as an Avatar come to enlighten the world, or an aspect of the One that is held as infinite possibility within each of our unveiled souls, many are finding that to connect with Kalki is to activate the timing key within our DNA.

Is he the the only such Avatar in the world today? I don't know, and I would never wish to limit the vast illumined Consciousness that is moving so relentless through the Earth today, but I do know he is for real.

Kalki has never said that his is the only way to get enlightened, and has little interest in telling people what they should do. He is beyond the confines of any religion. He acknowledges himself as an avatar for all humanity, and his sole mission is to facilitate enlightenment for everyone whose souls desire this. This happens not through dogma, beliefs or rituals, but through a transmission of energy, a divine operation within the brain, when the soul is ready and the time is right. Although physical proximity can help, his grace is available beyond the limitations of space and time.

Enlightenment, simply defined, is shifting our center of personal identity from conditioned mind to unveiled soul. Since I sent my previous article, several people have reported been able to connect with him through his picture or by calling on him on the inner planes, and are starting to experience kundalini activations and shifts in perception. However, the enlightenment "diksha" (or initiation) is only being given in India, and part of the reason is that there is a major integration required afterwards for a period of time.

There are special programs offered in India to assist people in fully crossing the threshold, and for those who feel a soul urge to experience this, there will be 3 to 4 week programs for Westerners starting next year designed to facilitate this (check out www.livinginjoy.com, www.experiencefestival.com, www.worldawakening.com, and www.trueawakening.com for more information on what's happening where and when). Just this morning, I was talking with one of the teachers who was at a recent retreat where 191 out of 194 Indian participants got enlightened.

There are many who ask, how do I know if I am enlightened? Those who are enlightened will say that it is unmistakable. If you are enlightened, you won't need to ask this question, and if you're asking this question, you're not.

It is not a mental or emotional process but a biological event. The moment of enlightenment is when the new biocircuits get fully turned on, and the kundalini moves all the way through the physical body to meet up with the cosmic energy. Many of you may have had past experiences of energy surging through the body, but there comes a time when the kundalini moves through like a freight train to make the final irreversible shift. New pathways get created.

The old pathways based on conditioned mind stop functioning. A link between heaven and earth is created in the neocortex of the brain, and the DNA itself is transformed. Your sense of self changes radically, and nothing is the same anymore. Suffering ends, because all suffering is a figment of our conditioned minds.

A variety of phenomena may accompany this state. Many people experience states of incredible bliss and cosmic consciousness. Subtle senses open up. Oftentimes, full memories of past lifetimes and the akashic records return, and healing and shamanic gifts awaken. I have heard personal stories of miraculous healings, bilocation, even of people being raised from the dead. Kalki emphasizes that enlightenment is only the beginning of the spiritual path, and he is here to help shape the Golden Age where we each become fully mature as co-creative spiritual entities. Imagine a million Christs running around the planet.

What kind of world could we create? It is starting to happen. There are over a thousand who are now fully enlightened here in India. I have met many, and it is an extraordinary thing. The more who get enlightened, the easier it is for everybody else.

Here is a brief summary of the path, if you want to call it such:

1. Determine if you are enlightened already. Very few people are, and there are many who think they are who aren't.

2.. Know that enlightenment is possible for you in this lifetime, and sooner than you may think. It is a prerequisite to entering the Golden Age, and that time has come. Nothing can stop this from happening now.

3. Realize that although there are things you can do to prepare yourself, it is by grace and grace alone that you can cross the threshold of enlightenment. It happens not through effort or study, but in surrendering to divine intervention, or grace (rather like in the 12 step programs).

4. Profound mystical experiences of various kinds begin to happen, eventually leading to...

5. Neurobiological restructuring of the brain and a permanent, irreversible state of enlightenment.

As we move deeper into the Golden Age, many people are beginning to spontaneously experience enlightenment all over the world. It is our natural state, after all. The important thing is to connect with your own soul and know that this is possible. For anyone wishing Kalki's assistance in the process, I am attaching a picture of him. Make a soul link within your own heart, and invoke his presence. Many people experience an immediate response of some kind. It doesn't matter if you are Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, or Hindu, since this is not about religion.

For those who may be guru-phobic or wondering whether this may be some kind of cult, please check in with your own soul. The world is filled with empty religious dogma that has done much harm, and people have justified all sorts of insanity in the name of God. True enlightenment has nothing to do with any of that! We are each on a journey of truth, and truth can only come in the soft whispers of a discerning yet open heart and mind. Once we have experienced the truth of who we are, no matter how this happens, our lives can truly begin. It is the end of suffering and the beginning of freedom.

With love,

Kiara

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NOTE FROM JEAN: Much more to discover at http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/kalki
http://www.livinginjoy.com
http://www.trueawakening.org

The following interview is also an excellent introduction
Enlightenment: Interview with Sri Samadarshini
http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/articles/article/1202

If you have highband and want to watch and listen to Kiara go at
http://www.experiencefestival.com/downloads/kiara%20(high).wmv
but preferably use Media Player 7 and paste this URL in the “Open URL...” field otherwise it won’t work. It lasts about 5 minutes.




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From: http://www.gvnr.com/79/lighter_side.htm

Campaign for Precedent

by Swami Beyondananda (Steve Bhaerman)
http://www.wakeuplaughing.com

Dear Friends:

Happy New Year! Welcome to that teeming, bubbling stew of infinite potentials called 2004. Just think. In less than ten months, we will have four more years of the same old President -- or we will have chosen ourselves a brand new precedent. Will we give in to hopelessness, apathy, fear, and the belief that the world sucks and there is nothing we can do about it? Or will we apply our skills, our wit, our wisdom and our consciousness to bring down the Irony Curtain and take those first steps toward a government of the people, by the people, for the people, where our government does OUR bidding, not the bidding of the highest bidder? And now is the time to launch this American Evolution. Why? Because it is too late to do it sooner!

Uncle Swami Wants YOU!

Uncle Swami wants YOU! Because replacing the current regime will require unprecedented commitment, persistence and strength on the part of the body politic. The 97-pound weakling or bloated couch potato body politic will have to swear off junk food media, and begin pumping ironies. We the people will need to revisit that ancient form of communication, "tell-a-person" so that truth emerges from all of its hiding places and permeates the entire political landscape.

Ten months from now, those of us -- Democrat, Republican, Green and Independent -- who believe in truth, justice and the real American way will be dancing in the streets. Or, we'll be preparing to huddle out of sight behind barbed wire in what NewSpeak Bush calls "Free Speech Zones". (Honest. You could look it up. That's where they put anti-Bush protesters so that they still can protest, but where absolutely no one can see them. See the San Francisco Chronicle "Insight"section, January 4, 2004, for an article which also appeared in the American Conservative on December 15, 2003, www.amconmag.com, go to archives).

And we will need plenty of conscious comedy and healing humor because -- as a fan in Texas once put it, "Humor is a great way to tell people what they don't want to hear in a way they want to hear it." At a time when there is so much "endarkenment", whole-hearted loving laughter helps us overcome fear and depression, and act and communicate with aliveness and empowerment.

Swami's Mission for 2004: Wake Up Laughing, and Leave Laughter in Your Wake!

The Swami's mission and message for the year -- to be outlined in the upcoming 2004 State of the Universe Address -- is "Wake up laughing!" This is a time for awakening: It's a time to awaken to the essential teaching of love hiding behind all of those religious dogmas, to awaken to the chain, chain chain of human foolishness that has kept us doing the same things over and over yet hoping for different results. It's a time to awaken to the awesome possibilities available to us when we apply love, wisdom and imagination. And what more enjoyable way to awaken then through laughter?

Wholehearted laughter provides the joy, encouragement and perspective we need to communicate the truth effectively and empower others to release the human pattern of "getting even", and choose to "get odd" instead. When we use our ingenuity and imagination to find that odd solution that will take humanity down a new road, we can create a "world win" campaign where the whole world wins. Look at what Bush and his Banana Republicans are offering: Perpetual warfare, environmental destruction, loss of civil liberties, growing gap between rich and poor. Wow. Where can I sign up? Through the power of conscious comedy and healing laughter, we can help broadcast an "alter native vision" -- where we natives are altered for the better.




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NOTE: Much more on "Parrot's oratory stuns scientists" mentioned at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3430481.stm - This is really amazing!

From: http://www.sheldrake.org/nkisi/

Testing a Language - Using Parrot for Telepathy -- a new paper by Rupert Sheldrake and Aimee Morgana from the Journal of Scientific Exploration.

The N'kisi Project is a series of controlled experiments and ongoing research in interspecies communication and telepathy conducted by Aimee Morgana and her language-using parrot N'kisi. The images shown above are stills from the video document "Initial Interspecies Telepathy Experiments", a research project with the collaboration and support of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake.

THE N'KISI PROJECT

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Conclusion: As this study was strictly controlled against cues from any normal sensory means, and chance coincidence has been ruled out, these experiments provide compelling evidence of interspecies telepathy. This phenomenon is currently unexplained within the dominant scientific model. We are continuing our research and documentation of this astonishing phenomenon, as Aimee and N'kisi's ongoing work exploring avian language use opens a fascinating new window into our understanding of the animal mind. The fact that these experiments statistically prove that N'kisi's use of speech is not random also gives evidence of his sentience and intentional use of language. Though our work is just beginning, N'kisi has already shown aspects of intelligence that animals were thought to be incapable of, particularly a species that shares so little genetic similarity with humans. Globally, parrots are the most endangered of all birds, with the greatest number of species currently facing extinction due to poaching and habitat destruction. We hope our work will help people to realize the amazing abilities and awareness of these intelligent birds, and encourage greater care of these precious beings and the planetary environment we share.

(...) About N'kisi: N'kisi is a captive bred, hand raised Congo African Gray Parrot. He is 4-1/2 years old, and his species has a life span similar to humans. He has received teaching in the use of language for 4 years. He is now one of the world's top "language-using" animals, with an apparent understanding and appropriate usage of over 700 words. Aimee intuitively taught N'kisi as one would a child, by explaining things to him in context. (This goes beyond typical interactions with a "pet", involving many hours per day of teaching and conversations.) He is treated as a member of the family. N'kisi was not trained like a performing animal, and does not just mimic or use speech "on cue". Instead, he has been allowed to develop his own creative relationship to language as a means of self-expression. N'kisi speaks in sentences, showing a grasp of grammar in formulating his own original expressions. He is capable of actual conversations. He often initiates comments about what we are doing, feeling, looking at, thinking, etc, which is how we discovered his ability to read minds. N'kisi often demonstrates telepathy in spontaneous situations, and also communicates love, compassion, and a keen sense of humor. Language-using animals are like "animal ambassadors" helping to bridge the worlds of other species with our own. In the wild, parrots live in large flocks with complex social interactions, which have yet to be studied.

About Aimee Morgana: Since childhood, Aimee has had an intuitive connection with animals, and used these insights in developing her own techniques for teaching parrots to use language. Aimee has been working with parrots since 1985. Her goal is to establish a true communicative dialogue with a member of another species. Unlike laboratory researchers, Aimee decided to give N'kisi "dominance" in their relationship, relinquishing control to open the door for his creativity. She wanted to find out what a parrot might actually have to say, which would reveal fascinating information about how these animals think. Aimee's ongoing work with N'Kisi illustrates her concept of "partnership research," an approach which honors and explores the close relationships people can have with animals as friends and teachers. Aimee is part of an emerging group of conceptually based artists interested in exploring our human relationship with Nature in work dealing with animals, biology, environmental concerns, and quantum aspects of consciousness. In a dynamic cross-fertilization of approaches, some of these artists have begun collaborating with scientists in new-paradigm research projects that bridge the disciplines of Art and Science.

CLIP - Recommended by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@vitelcom.net>




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Forwarded by "Boudewijn Wegerif" wegerif@telia.com>

ASSUMPTIONS

A woman was waiting at an airport one night
With several long hours before her flight.

She hunted for a book in the airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be,

Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore, to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.

She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I would blacken his eye."

With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.

With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought... ooh, brother!

This guy has some nerve and he's also rude,
Why he didn't even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.

She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.

As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.

Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

-- William Morrow




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Forwarded by A'keara dalyreiki@adelphia.net>

Today's Magic

Today I will delete from my diary two days: yesterday and tomorrow

Yesterday was to learn and tomorrow will be the consequence of what I can do today.

Today I will face life with the conviction that this day will not ever return.

Today is the last opportunity I have to live intensely, as no one can assure me that I will see tomorrow's sunrise.

Today I will be brave enough not to let any opportunity pass me by, my only alternative is to succeed.

Today I will invest my most valuable resource my time, in the most transcendental work: my life;

I will spend each minute passionately to make of today a different and unique day in my life.

Today I will defy every obstacle that appears on my way trusting I will succeed.

Today I will resist pessimism and will conquer the world with a smile, with the positive attitude of expecting always the best.

Today I will make of every ordinary task a sublime expression.

Today I will have my feet on the ground understanding reality and the stars' gaze to invent my future.

Today I will take the time to be happy and will leave my footprints and my presence in the hearts of others.

Today, I invite you to begin a new season where we can dream that everything we undertake is possible and we fulfill it with joy and dignity.




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