January 4, 2005
Rising Phoenix Series #33: All for One and One for All
Trying finally to catch up a bit with all the accumulated emails that came in while I was away and to respond as best as possible to the current situation in Southeast Asia - addressed in part in the current Meditation Focus - I'm pleased to resume compiling key information and news for another year and hopefully providing you with a first row seat to witness - and direct input into co-creating - what could prove to be a major turning point in Earth's collective awakening to our Global Oneness, as the vibrational stepping up of our planet picks up more and more momentum.
One of the major triggers to this turning point is certainly the ever more encouraging response of the world to the stupendous humanitarian crisis left in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami experienced over a week ago by millions of people in Southeast Asia. It is heartening to see the contributions pouring in from individuals, corporations and governments now united by a common cause and common desire to assist in the best possible manner those who were so harshly struck by this tragic event.
My sympathy and heartfelt support and compassion go to all those of you who may have lost a close friend or relative in this tragedy as well as to all the other people whose torment and despair have deeply moved us all and aroused in us the sense of being one unifying human family in these difficult hours and days for so many.
Anyone who has a personal story or who would like to share feelings and comments on any aspect of this global event is welcomed to send it to me for possible inclusion in a coming compilation.
Love, Light and Oneness will prevail!
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
P.S. Make sure to read the last minute addition below, "A new Birth: the breaking of the waters"...
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"December 25th - I woke up late and just before waking up I saw a very vivid dream. In my dream I was inside a car that was driving along a shoreline. All the sudden a car front of us curved of the road and drove to the beach. In my dream I was thinking that it was illegal to drive like that on the beach. But then an other car drove of the road and to the sand. Our car followed the others because we were curious to find out what was going on. Then I saw hundreds maybe thousands people on their bathing suits standing on the sand close the ocean and looking towards the water. This was a sandy cove and on the ocean very close to the shore I saw what looked like thousands of black bombs like a black wave of bombs. But when I looked closer I saw that these bombs were pilot whales with they heads up looking towards the sky. Now I was running along the shore line and trying to communicate with the whales on the water. But I also had a dog with me and I was trying to get some one to take his leash because he was hampering my efforts trying to communicate with these whales that had a very important message to give. I was trying to tell the others that I knew how to communicate with whales but this dog was on the way at the moment, but nobody helped me. Then couple of very large dolphins swam close to the shore and I got very worried that they would all beach them selves and then I waked up. Dear Jean, I come from a family of dream sears and now I understand that this dream was about the tsunami. The dog in the dream are my responsibilities that hamper my efforts to see more clearly. Day to day living takes so much effort that our dreamers don't have the time and energy see and get the messages through."
- Mirja Noland email@example.com>, Jan 3, 2005
From Auroville, south India: "I've gotten lots of emails asking how we're doing and what we're doing in the wake of the tidal wave. Auroville itself, being high on a plateau has not been physically affected, but the villages on the beaches are devastated and their people distraught and bereft of houses and their fishing boats. I am attaching a vivid description of Auroville's response to the need in the villages. Auroville Village Action Group is really happy to be working together with many many Aurovilians who are putting all their energy into providing relief to the villagers. We are part of the Auroville Tsunami Relief Team and a camp has been set up where nearly 1200 villagers are sheltered now from the second wave. Our teams are visiting the villages to assess the damage, while administrative teams are organising communication and fundraising. There is a lot to do, and it is a challenge to which we are rising. Thanks for your concern, and help."
- Sent by Sananjaleen June Hughes, a long-time ERN subscriber who lives in Auroville. If you are interested to send them contributions towards their local relief efforts, please contact Sananjaleen at firstname.lastname@example.org> and you will receive all the necessary details.
"I can advise if the person or persons are alive but not locate where they may be. A Name is all I need."
- "Leslie Tenold" email@example.com> -- Note from Jean: Leslie is on the ERN list and sent this with regard to the tsunami. He provides his service at no charge - Details on him at http://www.healingangels.net/spirit.html
"What did the Yogi say when he walked into the Zen Pizza Parlor?"Make me one with everything." When the Yogi got the pizza, he gave the proprietor a $20 bill. The proprietor pocketed the bill. The Yogi said "Don't I get change?" The proprietor said, "Change must come from within."
- Forwarded by Rudolf Schneider firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Today is the start of a new year. No man knows what this year will bring,but your attitude towards it can make it the most glorious of years. Waste no time listening to predictions for the coming year, simply hold in your consciousness that this will be the most wonderful year possible and so help bring it about. Your whole attitude and outlook are so vitally important; otherwise you fall into the trap of thinking like the rest of mankind and allow yourself to become part of the chaos and confusion which is everywhere rampant in the world at this time. Be still and hold yourself apart and do not become part of what is now taking place. Constantly seek within, and work from that innermost part of your being which is the same yesterday, today and forever, for I AM within you and your conscious awareness of My presence will carry you through all the turmoil and confusion."
- Eileen Caddy of the Findhorn Foundation - Forwarded by "Maggie Erotokritou" email@example.com>
"I offer you peace, I offer you love, I offer you friendship. I see your beauty, I hear your needs, I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows forth from the Highest Source. I salute that source in you. Let us work together for unity and love."
- Lyrics from a Sufi dance song
"I call you from your dreams of vague beauty, impossible Utopias and wishful thinking to face life as it is today; and then to begin, in the place where you are, to make it better. I call you to the experiment of right human relations, beginning with your own personal relations to your family and friends, and then to the task of educating those you contact so that they also start a similar work. It is the work of attaining right individual relations, right group relations, right intergroup relations, right national relations and right international relations. I call you to the realization that in this work no one is futile or useless, but that all have a place of practical value. I call you to recognize that goodwill is a dynamic energy which can bring about world changes of a fundamental kind, and that its mode of expression is through the activity of the individual man and woman and through their massed intent. The massed power of goodwill, the dynamic effect of intelligent and active understanding, and the potency of a trained and alive public opinion which desires the greatest good of the greatest number, are beyond belief. This dynamic power has never been employed. It can, today, save the world."
- From Externalization of the Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey Pg. 210-211
"The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
- Howard Zinn
"Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society. We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world! Even when we don't "win," there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that we have been involved with other good people, in something worthwhile. We need hope."
- Howard Zinn -- Taken from "The Optimism of Uncertainty" at http://www.meditation.com/newsletter/articleS2.htm - a most excellent article included in its entirety below.
The last four quotes above come from the Mount Journal
"We look around us at the madness so prevalent in the world today, the hate and violence, the greed. Feeling overwhelmed, our egos erect walls to hide behind. But rather than offering security, these walls separate and fragment, creating fear and more insecurity. We see evil on all sides, not realizing that the way we see the world is a reflection of what we are inside.What is the answer? How can we break this vicious cycle which threatens to blow the world apart? Love is the way. Love is the only way to true peace! Love is unifying. Love opens our hearts and our souls, showing us the way to live in peace and harmony with our fellow human beings throughout the world. Love reveals the fact that in truth we are one.We are one being. Therefore, what we do to any member of the human race, we do to ourselves. The injunction to "Love thy neighbor as thyself" commands us to love everyone, without distinction of race, religion, etc. - without moral judgment. This tenet is central to all great religions. We do not have to agree with our neighbor, but we must love. Love is the Only Way. With the distribution of these T-shirts, we hope to promote the awareness around the world that we are truly one in spirit manifesting in many bodies."
- Raphael Egger raphael@OneInLove.org> -- Taken from http://home.pcisys.net/~raphael73/
Worthy of Your Attention
WE ARE ONE! (Set on an amazing, most vibrant song by Dan Seals - EXTREMELY MOVING!)
A Photo Essay in response to the 2005 earthquake/tsunami in Southeast Asia & Africa. Recommended by "Patricia Cota-Robles" PattiCR@aol.com> who wrote: "A Powerful Message For All of Us - Give yourself the gift of listening to the music and viewing the powerful message on this website. It is very Healing." Download time - about 2 minutes on DSL/cable.
Complete International Tsunami Relief Efforts Contact Info http://www.wetheworld.org/tsunamirelief/
Amma Will Dedicate One Billion to Reconstruct Homes (3 January 2005)
Amritapuri The Mata Amritanandamayi Devi held a press conference today in which Amma announced that She will dedicate 100 crores [1 billion rupees or approx. $23,364,486 U.S.D.] to reconstruct homes in South India that were completely destroyed by the tsunami on 26th December. The houses will be built according to the specifications of the state governments. The Ashram has proposed to build houses consisting of two rooms, a kitchen, a small veranda and a toilet. As thousands in the immediate area of Amritapuri are currently homeless, the Ashram has already started constructing temporary shelters to house them until the new homes are completed. This is being done on a 10-acre piece of property owned by the Ashram in Srayikkad, about one kilometre away.The Ashram is also allocating 1,000 rupees to each family who's home was destroyed, for the purchasing household items. A total of 15 million rupees [$350,467 U.S.D.] are being dedicated for this purpose. The Ashram will also provide free education and counselling to those children who have lost both parents in the tragedy. Since 1998, the Ashram has built and given away more than 30,000 houses for the destitute homeless throughout India as part of its Amrita Kuteeram Free Housing Project. Much more at http://www.amritapuri.org
(...) We have the ability to harness our collective creative God consciousness by holding a vision of the affected areas totally whole and healed. CLIP Recommended by Maireid Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org> who wrote: "I found this to be an excellent guided meditation for healing in the aftermath of the Tsunami disaster. Just 17 minutes long and you'll feel wonderful after. If you have a high backed desk chair, simply rest your head back, or lie down in a comfortable position."
The Seven Wonders of The World
Recommended by Darina Stoyanova email@example.com>
a MOST excellent initiative!!
1. Comment from Chris
2. Peace Pilgrim II is no longer with us
3. Winter Solstice ceremony in Denmark
4. Leave No Voter Behind!
5. A Meditation to Heal Our World
6. Ecosphere and Global Consciousness
7. X-Conference Press Release
8. Global Wave of Compassion for the New Year 2005
9. Tibetan Monks See ETs Saving Earth From Humans In 2012
10. The Optimism of Uncertainty
11. DNA Report by Greg Braden
12. Excerpts from The Only Planet of Choice
13. Unknown Energy Surges Continue to Hit Planet, Global Weather Systems in Chaos & EXPECT SOMETHING WONDERFUL...
14. A BENEDICTION FOR 2005
Please note that this news in my last compilation:
Techno-Tithe: Church Implants Microchips in Members' Right Hands
is a hoax according to Meredith Tupper firstname.lastname@example.org> who wrote "The Holy Observer site is a parody. Frightening that it could be true, eh?"
Palestinian couple helps Israeli honeymooners (Dec 29, 2004)
JERUSALEM -- A pair of Israeli newlyweds described Wednesday how a Palestinian couple came to their rescue during Thailand's tidal wave disaster, paying for them to fly back home after they had lost all their cash. CLIP
Surfer Survived By Riding Tsunami (1-2-5)
The Guardian - UK Surfer Martin Markwell had always dreamed of catching a really big wave but when it finally came along, it turned into a nightmare. He was paddling on his surfboard on Sunday off the Hikkaduwa resort on Sri Lanka's southern coast when he was swept up by a tsunami and sent crashing over a beach and into a hotel restaurant. "It was really terrible because I was surfing on a wave I wasn't supposed to be on," said Mr Markwell, 38, from Porthcawl, south Wales. "As an experienced surfer, when I saw the wave come I realised something was wrong, but I couldn't escape because my surfboard was tied to my ankle." His wife Vicki and son Jake looked on in horror from a hotel balcony. Miraculously, he managed to stay on his board until he reached the hotel, jumped off and waded to safety as the ocean rolled back to feed a much larger tsunami on its way. The family regrouped and ran inland to safety.
LAST MINUTE ADDITION:
Date: 3 Jan 2005
From: Michael Dean email@example.com>
Subject: A new Birth
Sender: Michael Dean firstname.lastname@example.org>
May I wish you and your readers around the world a memorable 2005, filled with unexpected blessings, rewards and surprises. . .
Meanwhile, you might wish to share with them the truly remarkable visualisation that I have just received. Against all the odds, it provides an entirely new, and utterly positive, perspective on recent, tragic events in the Indian Ocean. . .
Love and thoughts and thanks, as ever, from London and
The following message referring to the Indian Ocean tragedies was written by "Deirdre Edwards"
A new Birth: the breaking of the waters
You and I, we are in a small clearing in a grove of trees, wearing simple, natural-coloured gowns, and in front of us stands an ancient stone altar. Merlin is conducting a ceremony and invites us to join Him. We take our seats on the other side of the stone. Merlin, who is wearing the garb of the forest and the shamanic horns of the deer on his head, stands at one end of the altar with a brass bowl of water in His hands.
At the other end is another Being, and he too wears the horns of the forest. He has a feeling of The Green Man. He is The Green Man. He is the dancer, the fool, youth, the rebirth, (the Mothers son) and when He moves I can see this cloak of feathers He wears, or foliage or leaves, that move gently up and down, and he is indeed the Dancer.
As soon as I heard those words I saw that He is new life, creation in one sense, Shiva, doing the dance of Creation. He represents the energy of the molecules moving, rebirth, and Im slightly puzzled at the combination of the four people here. And there are laid out on the great altar, the skeletal system of Mother Earth, Her wisdom and knowledge contained within Her mineral system.
And then my attention is attracted by Merlin holding the great bowl of water which is agitated and moving in great waves, even though He is holding it absolutely still. And then my attention is diverted to the feathers or leaves on the cloak of the Dancer, and it is as if the wind is lifting them, so we have the presence of Earth and Air and Water, and so my natural inclination is to look around for the Fire, and The Dancer says, That is yet to come.
I ask how, and what form will it take. Is it volcanic, fault-lines bursting, earthquakes, nuclear fire, the solar flares, explosions? How will the fire come? And He says, The Fire is already rising within every living Being, within the Mothers children. It is the fire of Life, of Spirit that is called Kundalini. And this fire will be raised, and in its raising it is already turning people mad; it is already destroying those who only live on the material planes, for their understanding and their vehicles cannot contain this fire. And it will depend on how well this fire can be taken through every living thing as to how the fire within Earth can be contained.
The physical must follow Spirit, and there are many on Earth who can contain the fire of the Spirit and stand firm and not be destroyed, and open the energy of the heart. This is the point of awakening. This is the initiation of the opening of the heart for all humankind. This is the understanding of those some call dumb; Nature, the rocks, the trees, the plants, all the animals, the entire planet is approaching a threefold raised consciousness, under-standing and a reawakened power of communication.
They are returning to the old ways. And you must hear me when I say that Earth has compassion for her children. You may find it difficult to understand that you and She are one, your emotions and feelings are Hers; and this will become more apparent as you receive the communication from Nature. You are one, but She too knows that in line with evolution, in line with what must happen now at this time, these so-called disasters must happen. She herself does not reach out Her hand and strike people down, but there is the law, the way in which Nature works in cause and effect, that the Devas have to respond to what they receive.
If the thought-forms and the energy from humans on the Earth were calm and loving at this time, these great upheavals would not be necessary: it is humankind that creates weather with their thought-forms and their dealings with the physical planet. And She must stand by like a wise mother and allow this to take place.
Merlin lays down the bowl of water in the centre and says, As we have said before, The Mother is giving birth to a new consciousness, and Her waters are now broken. And you have asked what you can do to help, and of course it is the one place in which you have not focused your attention - as midwives attending the birth of the New.
"The Mother needs support, attention, love and reassurance. That is why we have invited you to this ceremony today. It is simple, it is a witnessing and understanding, so you can direct your energy and thought-forms in the best possible way at this time. And the best you can do is to remain calm and still and to continue with your work of healing, which is the transformation of the negative into the positive and the removal of blockages. And in positive communication, that the negative thought-forms may be transmuted into the positive, and it is that energy with which the Devas and Elementals can work.
"This happening in The Indian Ocean where so many have left their physical bodies has opened a gateway through which others may enter. You have often talked about Atlantis, but this is connected more to an earlier civilization which you call Lemuria. Those who have died in this area lived on that great continent aeons ago. And many many of them have completed their cycles and are returning into a greater cycle. Through this great act of sacrifice they will leave the wheel of karma and pain forever. And it will then be their choice, to be reborn or not.
"There are no accidents. Those who died were in the right place at the right time. It is the living, the survivors who now need your support and prayer energy. Many, many Lemurians have left in the last week. Their work was to bring beauty and subtle communication with The Mother. But in their leaving a great gateway was being created for incoming souls, for the next wave of life.
"Watch the babies who are born in the next few years. They will be remarkably balanced in their positive and negative aspects. They will have great under-standing of the ancient sciences. Many will not have incarnated before, but their group coordinators will have done. They will probably be, in your terms, Aquarian; with clear scientific minds, yet caring for Earths children. They will be like little mothers and fathers to their parents and have more knowledge than their elders.
"They will find the vibration difficult, and may become frustrated at the slowness with which things move and progress. They may feel - as you have expressed it many times - that they are walking in treacle. This is what we predict, but now as you yourselves can help, there are many on the planet who can help them quickly to come into their full consciousness.
"And they will be born into all cultures, all nations. Join with us today. We ask you to join your consciousness with ours, to calm the waters in the great bowl that the emotions may be at peace."
The water is calming down and Merlin is producing a candle which he places on the water in the bowl, which lights up.
"Join with us to see the fire burning steadily, strongly, calmly. You are learning like the Ancients before you the importance of the elements and what they represent, and that they are the powers of Mother Earth, and how they are affected by the thoughts and the doings of humankind. And by your communications, your consciousness and your positive thoughts, with these elements and powers you will help the intelligences of the elements to bring about a lasting calm, and a compassion for the birthing of the New."
31 December 2004
From: "Chris Just Chris" email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Thanks and thoughts
Date: 21 Dec 2004
I really can't thank you enough for your help and support with this. The "Quotes from the Council of Nine" that you added were amazingly insightful and useful to me, I have just ordered a copy of the book that it came from ;-)
I have received some very kind and helpful emails from subscribers to the ERN list, along with offers of help with this. I think this demonstrates what an important and useful service you provide!
I am hoping to get going with this idea in a few weeks, and will let you know how things are progressing in the future.
Thank you Jean for your insight and help.
Love and light
From: "Heather Podrow" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Peace Pilgrim II is no longer with us
Date: 22 Dec 2004
I have never met you but Peace has spoke of you fondly and relayed to me how he stayed with you when he was in Quebec a number of years ago.
I just want to let you know that he recently passed away peacefully after a short illness (although he had not been feeling well the past year). I miss him very much.
Thank you for your work in the world via the Internet and other projects of yours. They are very much appreciated and I enjoyed reading a lot of them.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season with your loved ones Jean.
Love and Blessings (as he used to say in closing)
(Peace's grateful wife for the five wonderful years we spent together--we used to call ourselves Two Peas in a Podrow).
AND MY REPLY WAS (in part):
I'm sad to learn that Peace has left our world for undoubtedly a more peaceful and serene environment. As I write, I feel his presence at my side and know he is well and happy in a truly heavenly realm where I'm sure he is having profound discussions and sharing his thoughts with many kin souls as he did on Earth.
I will always fondly remind the time we spent together both at the founding meeting of the Earth Rainbow Network in Santa Barbara (in December 1997) when I first met him, and when he came here to spend 3 days of joyful sharing and simple work in the garden. His path in this lifetime has been one of dedicated and untiring commitment to express his deeply held conviction that peace always begins within oneself and that through positive actions and a peaceful radiance of our presence in this world we can and do positively and tremendously affect the evolution of people sharing this planet of infinite wonders with us.
He has been a stellar example for many and continued magnificently the path first established by an old woman known by the name of Peace Pilgrim - his own inspiration in his self-chosen and courageous mission as Peace Pilgrim II.
I too would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and lots of Love and Light in your life
"If we sincerely want peace, we can obtain it, providing we're prepared to make the necessary changes to actually become peaceful, and not merely to talk about it."
- Peace Pilgrim II -- Taken from http://www.bluedolphinpublishing.com/peace2.htm
From: "Hanne L Macsay" email@example.com>
Subject: Winter Solstice ceremony in Denmark
Date: 22 Dec 2004
Dear Lightworker Friends - in Denmark and abroad, i.e.
Yesterday, December 21st - Winter Solstice - Hanne F., a friend of mine (working with Aura-Soma, crystals, healing and clairvoyance) had again sent out invitations to her winter solstice celebration. We met as always in her lovely garden (very warmly dressed) bringing candles or oil lamps that were lit from a flame originating from the Peace Flame, the eternal flame in the ancient church situated where Jesus was born, in Bethlehem.
In the garden in a circle around a fireplace we sang Christmas carols and songs. Someone with a beautiful voice sang "Amazing Grace" in her own language, someone else drummed - we all meditated - and enjoyed a hot elderberry drink. The finest moment is always when Hanne walks around our circle and light our candles by the sacred Peace Flame while we - one by one - pray for our dear ones or maybe for global peace or whatever we find most important. Several of those present used to see lots of angels present and that was the case last night as well. A couple of times the clouds covered the moon, but it kept clearing up again. After a while we went upstairs for a nice treatment and spent a couple or hours more talking and singing. - There were several smiles when some of us recognized old friends when they were "unwrapped" from all the disguising clothes. There was very quiet and peaceful in the car when three friends and I returned to town with our Peace Flames safely placed in buckets in the back of the car.
Now for the rest of this year at least I'll take good care of my Peace Flame. We have a huge, white candle that is burning all day. Before bedtime its flame is transferred to an oil lamp spending the night in our bathroom to be returned next morning to the white candle.
I know that many have felt this year very heavy and dark for personal or political reasons. Indeed dark forces have seemed to prevail, and we have all been shocked and shaken in between, but believe me, no darkness ever survived the light from even a small flame. And as we are SO many Lightworkers now - only apparently rather invisible owing to the media that till now did not reflect that - there IS good reason to keep the vision for a BETTER WORLD. It simply is our duty to keep up our trust, faith and compassion and sometimes also it is our duty to act. Praying and meditating is necessary, but not always sufficient.
This became a long Christmas letter. I really just wanted from the bottom of my heart to encourage those of you who feel sad or discouraged and assure you all that PEACE, COMPASSION, LOVE & JOY WILL PREVAIL.
Thank you for being out there, thank you to several of you for wonderful exchanges throughout the year.
And Jean, THANK YOU from all of us for keeping us informed of the real world! You sure make a difference!
Let's keep the image that we are all like a "Milky Way" of shining stars or lights, more and more increasing in number, knowing why we are here and knowing that we are never alone.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you
from Hanne ;-)
Date: 22 Dec 2004
Subject: Leave No Voter Behind!
From: Ariel Ky firstname.lastname@example.org>
I just took part in a beautiful solstice ceremony with 33 people in circle, drumming, dancing, singing, and building an altar with candles to assert our role in bringing in the light. In the spirit of truth and the commencement of the return of the light into the world, I share the following letter that I just sent to Senator Hillary Clinton with you and your readers. Blessings!
* * *
Leave No Voter Behind!
Object to the Electoral College Vote When Congress Convenes January 6, 2005
"I think that we have an administration and Republican leadership that, you know, is very powerful. And power should be handled carefully in a democracy."
Senator Clinton, I lead into this message by quoting you above because I want to remind you of what you already know, that we have grave cause for concern that the Republican leadership is mishandling power. I believe that most specifically the Republican leadership is responsible for mishandling power by interfering with the legitimate electoral process.
Will you be the one Senator who becomes a true leader for our country by challenging the outcome of the recent presidential election? As an attorney, you must recognize the merits of the case that this election was fraudulent.
HIstory will judge the entire Senate as craven and corrupt if no Senator challenges this vote. In January of this year, you addressed the mayors of our cities at a conference, championing the cause of leaving no city behind in our funding for homeland defense.
I am asking you to champion free and fair elections that leave no voter behind. If you have the courage and the grit (which I believe you possess in high degree), I call on you, with all the power vested in me as a citizen of the U.S., to contest the election results.
-- Ariel Ky, Oakland, California
Date: 01 Jan 2005
Subject: A Meditation to Heal Our World
From: Sharon Rose email@example.com>
As another year draws to a close and a new year begins, my heart overflows with gratitude. I thank each of you for blessing my life with your presence. And I give eternal thanks to the divine Source who blesses me with an ever more wonderful life with every passing year. Even as images of war and suffering dominate the headlines, I am continually filled with thanksgiving that in every moment, we have the choice to recreate our world anew.
I was reminded of this fact when I read the reports of the tsunami in Asia that there was not a single animal found dead, among the over hundred thousand humans. Even in the animal parks and sanctuaries that are home to large numbers of elephants and leopards, not a single one was found dead. Their sixth sense allowed them to be pre-warned and seek higher ground. We too have the ability to use our sixth senseour intuition and inner spiritual guidance that is often drowned out by the noise and stress of daily lifeto be pre-warned and guided to higher ground.
Now, more than ever, it is essential to take the time to be quiet and go inside and develop that spiritual connection with our divine Source so that we can be lovingly and gently guided to our place of perfect peace and harmony.
Science is beginning to acknowledge what we have known as a spiritual truththat we are all one, we are interconnected. Using the power of prayer, we can positively affect change at very deep levels, not only within ourselves, but within humanity and the whole world.
Researcher Masaru Emoto clearly demonstrates in his remarkable book, The Message from Water, that prayers of loveeven from a distancepositively transform water and we are mostly water! We begin life as 95% water and reach maturity as 70% waterthe same as the Earth. This means that the prayers we send out heal and transform ourselves as well as the Earth.
So the best way to heal current disasters and to prevent future ones is to continually bless the people affected and all humanity with our prayers of love and peace. The same with wars. We can send prayers of love and peace to all those directly involved in the devastation, as well as to those who are engaged in initiating and directing the war. Studies have shown over and over again that our prayers make a tremendous difference.
The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal that what was known as prayer by the ancient, wise ones was to use our feeling nature in a conscious way to create positive change. This is very different than what we usually think of today as prayer. Instead of beseeching God to solve problems accompanied by feelings of doubt, they would affirm with the faith of knowing and hold the feeling of the healing they wanted to see accomplished as already taken place.
Science is now discovering that through our feelings of love and compassion or fear and hate, we have the ability to create changepositive or negative. They are finding that the feelings that we source minute by minute literally affect our world, starting with our own health. Using our choice of feelings mindfully, we can literally help heal our world, starting with ourselves and our own family, as well as our global family.
Through this ancient mode of prayer known as feeling, each of us can affect change. Instead of feeling fear when we hear the nightly news of war and natural disasters, we can consciously send love to these situations to create peace and harmony where once there was chaos and suffering.
Our most precious personal resource is the power that rests within each of us. We have the code of God within us. In The God Code, Gregg Braden documents that the code of God is contained in the DNA of every human. And as all religions have taught, Godthe highest power in our universeis Love. When we feel that highest vibration of GodLovewithin us and send that feeling out as a blessing to people and places in the world that need healing, we become an instrument of positive change. And as this feeling of Love passes through us out into the world, it heals us, as well as the recipient.
Since every thought we think and every feeling we feel carries the responsibility of an effect on the world, lets be the very things in our life that we want to see in the world. As Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Every moment we are experiencing life by the way we choose to feellove or hate, peace or fear, appreciation or criticism. Every moment of every day, we choose conflict or peace by the way we address one another and how we choose to be in each moment.
As we choose love, peace and appreciationrather than fear, hate and criticismwe are consciously and actively healing our world and creating peace on earth, moment by moment with each feeling we choose.
We do not have to look at the state of the world and feel despair. We are creative beings with the God-given power to create our reality anew with our thoughts, feelings, words and actions. I invite you to join me in co-creating a new peaceful world each month at the new moon, which represents the time of new beginnings. Invite your friends and loved ones to join us. A Meditation to Heal Our World, including the dates of the new moons for 2005, is enclosed. If we all do this together, we can transform our world, creating a heaven on earth.
With love and aloha, I send you blessings of peace and joy for a wonderful new year,
A Meditation to Heal Our World
Purpose: To join together in heart, mind and spirit to create a better world.
When: Each new moon in 2005: January 10, February 8, March 10, April 8, May 8, June 6, July 6, August 4, Sept. 3, Oct. 3, Nov. 1, Dec. 1, Dec. 30.
How: By yourself or with a group of family and friends, offer a prayer or meditation for the healing of our world.
The following is offered as a suggestion. Add your own vision of heaven on earth.
Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and breathe in the love deep at the center of your heart. Breathe love into every cell of your body.
Send love out from your heart to everyone you know and to the places in the world that need healing, until your love reaches around the world.
Hold our precious Earth in your hands and send love and gratitude to this beloved planet that is our home.
Create in your minds eye the paradise this planet was always meant to be.
Envision clean air and pure water, rivers, lakes and oceans...lush green forests and farmlands...people living in dignity and abundance in harmony with each other and the Earth.
Hear the sounds of forgiveness as old enemies become friends...the sounds of joy and laughter as communities formerly divided by hate become whole again.
Feel the warmth of acceptance and the safety of our homes and neighborhoods as our world becomes united with brotherly and sisterly love.
Envision peace beginning in the heart of every individual and spreading heart to heart across the land, finally encircling the globe.
See clearly this new world that honors everyone as well as the Earth, and feel how it feels to live in this new world. See it clearly and feel it intensely.
Release it to the angels with joy and gratitude and begin today to live it. So be it!
Adapted from Passport to Paradise copyrighted by Sharon Rose
Ecosphere and Global Consciousness
The following (How to celebrate the Ecosphere - see further below) has been translated in French by Céline Caron firstname.lastname@example.org > who sent it to me mentioning it is also available in Russian and Italian at http://www.ecospherics.net/ a quite extensive site worthy of your attention and which is...
An anthology of ecological, philosophical, spiritual, economic and cultural articles, editorials and reviews exploring the values of the planetary Ecosphere, its ecosystems, communities and wild species - as the natural and time-tested source of a new and compelling "Earth Ethic" for humanity.
This Web Site provides an introduction to ecocentrism, an emerging new way of seeing ourselves - Homo sapiens - in and on this Earth. Here, students of the relationship between humans and Nature will find a wide range of material exploring the Earth-centred philosophy from many valuation perspectives.
Ecocentrism has been described as post-humanism, for it transfers the reality-spotlight from humanity to the Ecosphere, from the part to the whole. This outside-the-human focus brings with it new standards for thought, conduct and action on such seemingly intractable problems as world population, urbanization, globalization, maintenance of cultural diversity, and ethical duties to the Ecosphere with its varied natural ecosystems and their wild species.
The ecocentric ethic provides a new basis from which to examine the questions of how we should value the natural Earth and its systems and of how people should live.
Ecocentric ethics can also provide moral guidance to corporate and government policy makers and to individuals around the world for undoing the enormous past crimes against Nature, and for building economic systems and communities that are in harmony with the time-tested laws of the Ecosphere.
Ecocentrism recognizes that the Ecosphere, rather than organisms, is the source of life, of creativity, of evolutionary design, and of all meaning.
Human value systems have traditionally been inward-looking, preoccupied with the immediate concerns of the individual, and by extension, of society and culture. Ecocentric valuation invites a broader, outward-looking viewpoint.
Questions are raised and some answers provided about the mysterious and miraculous Blue Planet upon whose creativity, stability and health the life, evolution, and well being of all organisms depends.
We hope you will enjoy and learn from these many writings - which are intended to increase in number and scope in the months and years ahead.
Please feel free to print out any of the material from this web site and to use it as a basis for discussion in your high school, university class or adult study group. It is requested that users of this material acknowledge the original published sources which are provided with each item.
SITE EDITOR: Ted Mosquin Box 279, Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0, Canada.
NFJ: A superb initiative which I recommend once more to your attention. Here is now what Céline, a long-time ERN subscriber, has translated in French.
How to celebrate the Ecosphere
(December 18, 2004)
Early humans had ritual ceremonies to celebrate nature rhythms, the passages in an individual's life, the changing of the seasons, the migration of animals... How should we educate our children to the natural world in our artificial way of living? Why not start with a Celebration of the Ecosphere?
The following text has been prepared by Ted Mosquin, with additions by Céline Caron. You can use it with graphics or add and edit it to suit your needs. Celebrations can include appropriate readings, song and music - and, of course, fine ecological and locally-produced foods.
Ecosphere celebrations can be held any time of the year but ideally during the solstices and the equinoxes, in a garden, an orchard, a forest, at the top of a hill, near a creek, a river or a lake
Celebrate with joy and consciousness.
An invitation to an Ecosphere celebration
You are cordially invited to join (Name here) family and friends in celebrating the life, health, beauty, harmony, creativity and unity of the Ecosphere, its natural ecosystems and its wondrous variety of creatures, large and small - and in giving thanks to this living Earth, our only Home.
The Ecosphere is the whole living Earth
- the Atmosphere - the air for breathing, breezes, wind, storms, lightening, thunder, tornadoes, hurricanes, protective ozone in high places;
- the Hydrosphere oceans, rivers, lakes, ice, water vapor, rain, hail, snow, clouds, fog, evaporation, condensation, moisture in life;
- the Lithosphere - the Earth's mantle and interior - which provides all nutrients, maintains the nitrogen balance in the air, creates the beauty of lands and seascapes, and provides the permanence of the world beneath our feet - gravity, soil, rock, plains, mountains, valleys - tectonic plates and, deeper down, moving molten lava - the source of volcanoes and magnetic fields;
- the Pedosphere - the humus of fertile soil that unifies the organic world and the mineral world, the biggest reservoir of biodiversity and the ONLY true source of sustainability everywhere and anywhere on the planet.
- the Biosphere - the wondrous variety of organisms, from submicroscopic to huge, in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems; the richness of co-evolved symbioses, the grace of movement, harmony of design, and the creative ecospheric processes that have worked timelessly over eons in ecosystems and organisms to create the Ecosphere as it came to be;
- the Thermosphere - energy from the Sun; good temperatures for living and loving;
- the Noosphere - a word popularized by the Jesuit French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to describe the sphere around the planet Earth produced by the human thought, emotions, hopes and dreams.
- the Ethics-sphere - the idea of learning the reasons for and the ways of valuing and caring for the many parts of the Ecosphere - by working to protect and restore natural ecosystems, and to save from extinction the wild species whose ancestors made this Garden of Eden come to be.
The day: (day, month, date, time) 11 AM to 16:30 (Lunch at l2:00)
Food: this is a vegetarian pot luck occasion
Location of Celebration: (your place)
Please RSVP to: Telephone number Email address>
Looking forward to seeing you!
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From: ICIS-Institute for Cooperation in Space firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: December 23, 2004
Subject: X-Conference Press Release - December 23, 2004
Please note: Anyone interested in Space-related issues should attend this important conference. Thank you.
Sent: December 23, 2004
Subject: X-Conference Press Release - December 23, 2004
PRG - Paradigm Research Group
X-Conference 2005 Press Release - December 23, 2004
Washington, DC - PRG is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Exopolitics Expo (X-Conference), scheduled for April 22-24, 2005 at the Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg, has begun assembling the speaker lineup for 2005.
The X-Conference is a unique event which focuses on the political, governmental and social aspects relating to extraterrestrial-related phenomena. It is more than a public conference - it is part of the disclosure process itself. As was the case last year, all Congressional offices will be notified and Members or staff encouraged to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to become informed on an issue about which they have been misinformed for over five decades.
Last year's subjects included: U.S. government posture and actions with respect to extraterrestrial related phenomena * the government imposed truth embargo - the cover-up * the role (complicity?) of the media in the truth embargo * the role of the film industry * NASA * foreign government's posture and actions * MJ-12 Documents * Philip Corso's legacy * the FBI connection * Dr. James McDonald's Legacy * Secretary of Defense James Forrestal * the Disclosure Project * the Rockefeller Initiative * Area 51 * reverse engineering * crash retrievals * underground bases * remote viewing * Jimmy Carter studies * politics of disclosure * the post-disclosure world.
Approximately 25 lecturers and panelists will present. Three speakers are being announced. New for next year:
Lynne Kitei, MD - is an internationally acclaimed physician and health educator, a leader in early disease detection and prevention and Chief Clinical Consultant at the world-renowned Arizona Heart Institute's Imaging/Prevention/Wellness Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This highly accomplished professional is presenting at the X-Conference because she is a key witness to the still-unexplained mass sighting that took place throughout Arizona on March 13, 1997 - the "Phoenix Lights." After years of private research Lynne has "come out" to talk about the challenges facing high level professionals who wish to address any aspect of extraterrestrial-related phenomena as well as the inadequate media and government response to this extraordinary event.
Dr. Kitei has been recognized in the Who's Who of American Women, was chosen as the Woman of the Year in Pennsylvania, and has been featured for her innovative and groundbreaking work in publications such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, TV Guide magazine, Runner magazine, Phoenix magazine, and Physician's Management magazine. She is an award winning producer, writer and director of health-related documentary films and was called the "woman pioneer of medical communications" in TV Guide after creating and producing innovative TV news health reports for NBC in Philadelphia in 1976. She has dedicated over 25 years to global public awareness, wellness, and health education. Her AIDS, Substance Abuse and Teen Pregnancy programs have won the Telly Bronze Award in 1995, the National Education Film & Video Festival Silver Apple Award in 1994, the New York International Film Festival Finalist Award in 1992 and 1993, the Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo and Finalist Awards in 1993, the Columbus International Film & Video Festival Honorable Mention Award in 1991, and the Arizona Hemmy Award in 1993 and 1994.
Dr. Kitei receive her BS in Secondary Science Education from Temple University and an M.D. from the Temple University School of Medicine.
Alfred L. Webre, JD - a futurist, peace advocate and environmental activist, is the father of Exopolitics. When "exopolitics" is formally (academically) recognized as the term describing the political and social intersection of the human race with extraterrestrial-related phenomena and ultimately extraterrestrial beings, the primary origin of this enormously important nomenclature will be attributed to Alfred Lambremont Webre. Michael Salla subsequently worked to expand and develop content within the intellectual framework, and Stephen Bassett worked to bring this framework and terminology to a larger audience. Dr. Webre is International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS); a founder of the No Weapons in Space Campaign (NOWIS), a Canadian coalition to prevent the weaponization of space; and coordinates the Campaign for Cooperation in Space. He is a co-architect of the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty to ban space-based weapons. He is also an on-air host on Vancouver Coop Radio CFRO 102.7 FM.
Webre is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Yale University, Yale Law School (Yale Law School National Scholar), and the University of Texas Counseling Program. He was General Counsel to the NYC Environmental Protection Administration and environmental consultant to the Ford Foundation, futurist at Stanford Research Institute, and author. He taught economics at Yale University (Economics Department) and Civil Liberties at the University of Texas (Government Department). Alfred has been a delegate to the UNISPACE Outer Space Conference and NGO representative at the United Nations (Communications Coordination Committee for the UN; UN Second Special Session on Disarmament); elected Clinton-Gore Delegate to the 1996 Texas Democratic Convention; and a Member, Governor's Emergency Taskforce on Earthquake Preparedness, State of California (1980-82), appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Mr. Webre produced and hosted the Instant of Cooperation, the first live radio broadcast between USA and the then Soviet Union, carried live by Gosteleradio and NPR satellite in 1987. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Returning from this year:
Paul Davids is a leading expert on the history of the Hollywood connection to science fiction and extraterrestrial-related phenomena. He was executive producer and co-writer of the Showtime film Roswell, starring Martin Sheen and Kyle MacLachlan, nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Television Motion Picture of 1994. Though always interested in science-fiction, the UFO issue is a matter of science fact for him, ever since a widely reported 1987 daylight sighting. In 1996 he was guest speaker at the banquet for the 50th anniversary of the White Sands Missile Range Pioneers, where he spoke about The Roswell Incident, and he has produced numerous informational programs about UFOs. Paul earned a B.A. from Princeton University, where he won the university's three top creative writing awards all in one year (including the F. Scott Fitzgerald Prize), and afterwards he studied under full scholarship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies in Los Angeles.
Speaker information will be posted in the Speaker section at http://www.x-conference.com
Paradigm Research Group
4938 Hampden Lane, #161
Bethesda, MD 20814
2nd Annual Exopolitics Expo - The X-Conference
Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
Tapes/DVDs available at: www.lostartsmedia.com
Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, Med
ICIS-Institute for Cooperation in Space
3339 West 41 Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6N3E5 CANADA
AN INDEFATIGABLE PEACE WORKER WHOSE WEBSITE AT http://www.supportworldpeace2000.org IS WORTH A LONG PEEK AND WHO NEEDS OUR SUPPORT FOR HIS "GATHERING OF ALL NATIONS IN 2006" PROJECT...
From: "Richard A Fletcher" email@example.com>
Subject: Global Wave of Compassion for the New Year 2005
Date: 31 Dec 2004
My Dearest Jean,
I wish to congratulate you personally and let others know about your enormous contribution and effort to creating a path that will lead us towards a better humanity.
I am aware and know well the personal sacrifices we do endure, in order to be part of this magnificent path of Peace.
Many just complain and do all they can to bring that person's reputation so they are forced to change, and as we know the moment we create an enemy we can never have peace, within our heart and in our everyday life!
You have inspired me so many times in my short 5 years since I started World Peace 2000, to continue in this loving journey, with your own lovingness and dedication to what is appropriate for the world.
Yet many would not even be aware of you enormous peace work and for that I wish to congratulate you!
Your courage to write and yell out the truth! At times when many other people became silent and did move away, hide away because of the fear of been personal attacked by those in mistaken authority. You are and have been remarkable, and for that you are a blessed being!
Thank you so much for creating an avenue for people like me who also wish to make a difference, for providing an avenue for my spiritually inspired messages to be seen by others whom I would otherwise not have reached.
As you are aware I am still working towards our common goal of creating an annual "Gathering of All Nations" which I have had to postpone a couple of times as result of wars and people's fear of travelling.
Gathering of All Nations in 2006, will facilitate people of the world to enjoy a national peace concert to announce to the people of the world Australians now have new solutions for peace.
For people from around the world to come over, to send their official delegates to Melbourne and learn from us, what and how we achieved our peaceful way and our inner and outer peace. In term because there is always room for improvement and we are not perfect, these delegates will share with us their own country's peace solutions. So we the people of the world will get to better understand each other. And finally realise we all share... ONE SPIRIT, ONE SOUL, ONE GOD!
Have a wonderful New Year in the company of your family and friends.
God Bless you and May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Richard A Fletcher
Co Founder Global Family Day
Founder World Peace 2000 Australia
Web pages: http://www.vicnet.net.au/~wp2000au
Forwarded by Phyllis phyllism5@juno-com> on Dec 29
Tibetan Monks See ETs Saving Earth From Humans In 2012
N-K. Subramanium Special Correspondent12-28-4
Remote viewing is nothing new in Tibetan monasteries. For thousands of years remote viewing in the middle of other spiritual activities have dominated Tibetan culture. What some Indian tourists came to learn from a few Tibetan monasteries under the current Chinese rule is extremely alarming and fascinating.
According to these tourists remote viewers are seeing world powers in the course of self-destruction. They also see that the world will not be destroyed. Between now and 2012 the world super powers will continue to engage in regional wars. Terrorism and covert war will be the main problem. In world politics something will happen in and around 2010. At that time the world powers will threaten to destroy each other.
- Between 2010 and 2012, the whole world will get polarized and prepare for the ultimate dooms day. Heavy political maneuvers and negotiations will take place with little progress.
- In 2012, the world will start plunging into a total destructive nuclear war. And at that time something remarkable will happen, says, Buddhist monk of Tibet. Supernatural divine powers will intervene. The destiny of the world is not to self-destruct at this time.
- Scientific interpretation of the monks, statements makes it evident that the Extra Terrestrial powers are watching us every step of the way. They will intervene in 2012 and save the world from self-destruction.
- When asked about recent UFO sightings in India and China, the monks smiled and said the divine powers are watching us all.
- Mankind cannot and will not be allowed to alter the future to that great extent.
- Every human being though their current acts in life called "Karma can alter the future lives to some extent, but changing the destiny in that large extent will not be allowed to that great an extent.
Monks also mentioned that beyond 2012 our current civilization would understand that the final frontier of science and technology is in area of spirituality and not material physics and chemistry.
Beyond 2012, out technologies will take a different direction. People will learn the essence of spirituality, the relation between body and the soul, the reincarnation and the fact we are connected with each other are all part of "God.
In India and China UFO sightings have increased in many folds. Many say the Chinese and Indian Governments are being contacted by the Extra Terrestrials.
In recent days most UFO activities have been seen in those countries who have indigenously developed Nuke capabilities.
When asked if these extra-terrestrials will show up in reality in 2012, the answers remote viewers are giving is: they will reveal themselves in such a way that makes none of us scared. They will reveal themselves only if they have to. As our science and technology progresses, we are destined to see them and interact with them any way.
According to the remote viewers, our earth is blessed and is being saved continuously from all kinds of hazards all the time that we are not even aware of. As our technologies progress we will realize how external forces saved us.
The Optimism of Uncertainty
by Howard Zinn
November 06, 2004
In this awful world where the efforts of caring people often pale in comparison to what is done by those who have power, how do I manage to stay involved and seemingly happy?
I am totally confident not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game before all the cards have been played. The metaphor is deliberate; life is a gamble. Not to play is to foreclose any chance of winning. To play, to act, is to create at least a possibility of changing the world.
There is a tendency to think that what we see in the present moment will continue. We forget how often we have been astonished by the sudden crumbling of institutions, by extraordinary changes in people's thoughts, by unexpected eruptions of rebellion against tyrannies, by the quick collapse of systems of power that seemed invincible.
What leaps out from the history of the past hundred years is its utter unpredictability. A revolution to overthrow the czar of Russia, in that most sluggish of semi-feudal empires, not only startled the most advanced imperial powers but took Lenin himself by surprise and sent him rushing by train to Petrograd. Who would have predicted the bizarre shifts of World War II--the Nazi-Soviet pact (those embarrassing photos of von Ribbentrop and Molotov shaking hands), and the German Army rolling through Russia, apparently invincible, causing colossal casualties, being turned back at the gates of Leningrad, on the western edge of Moscow, in the streets of Stalingrad, followed by the defeat of the German army, with Hitler huddled in his Berlin bunker, waiting to die?
And then the postwar world, taking a shape no one could have drawn in advance: The Chinese Communist revolution, the tumultuous and violent Cultural Revolution, and then another turnabout, with post-Mao China renouncing its most fervently held ideas and institutions, making overtures to the West, cuddling up to capitalist enterprise, perplexing everyone.
No one foresaw the disintegration of the old Western empires happening so quickly after the war, or the odd array of societies that would be created in the newly independent nations, from the benign village socialism of Nyerere's Tanzania to the madness of Idi Amin's adjacent Uganda. Spain became an astonishment. I recall a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade telling me that he could not imagine Spanish Fascism being overthrown without another bloody war. But after Franco was gone, a parliamentary democracy came into being, open to Socialists, Communists, anarchists, everyone.
The end of World War II left two superpowers with their respective spheres of influence and control, vying for military and political power. Yet they were unable to control events, even in those parts of the world considered to be their respective spheres of influence. The failure of the Soviet Union to have its way in Afghanistan, its decision to withdraw after almost a decade of ugly intervention, was the most striking evidence that even the possession of thermonuclear weapons does not guarantee domination over a determined population. The United States has faced the same reality. It waged a full-scale war in Indochina, conducting the most brutal bombardment of a tiny peninsula in world history, and yet was forced to withdraw. In the headlines every day we see other instances of the failure of the presumably powerful over the presumably powerless, as in Brazil, where a grassroots movement of workers and the poor elected a new president pledged to fight destructive corporate power.
Looking at this catalogue of huge surprises, it's clear that the struggle for justice should never be abandoned because of the apparent overwhelming power of those who have the guns and the money and who seem invincible in their determination to hold on to it. That apparent power has, again and again, proved vulnerable to human qualities less measurable than bombs and dollars: moral fervor, determination, unity, organization, sacrifice, wit, ingenuity, courage, patience--whether by blacks in Alabama and South Africa, peasants in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Vietnam, or workers and intellectuals in Poland, Hungary and the Soviet Union itself. No cold calculation of the balance of power need deter people who are persuaded that their cause is just.
I have tried hard to match my friends in their pessimism about the world (is it just my friends?), but I keep encountering people who, in spite of all the evidence of terrible things happening everywhere, give me hope. Especially young people, in whom the future rests. Wherever I go, I find such people. And beyond the handful of activists there seem to be hundreds, thousands, more who are open to unorthodox ideas. But they tend not to know of one another's existence, and so, while they persist, they do so with the desperate patience of Sisyphus endlessly pushing that boulder up the mountain. I try to tell each group that it is not alone, and that the very people who are disheartened by the absence of a national movement are themselves proof of the potential for such a movement.
Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society. We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world! Even when we don't "win," there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that we have been involved, with other good people, in something worthwhile. We need hope.
An optimist isn't necessarily a blithe, slightly sappy whistler in the dark of our time. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places--and there are so many--where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
- Howard Zinn is the author of the People's History of the United States.
"Hope in a Time of Fear"
The Impossible Will Take a Little While ... By Paul Rogat Loeb who says that "hope is a way of looking at the world--in fact a way of life." He writes about how contagious courage is and how "we gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing."
"Hope is believing in spite of the evidence, then watching the evidence change."
- Jim Wallis, editor of the magazine Sojourners
Subject: DNA Report by Greg Braden
Date: 23 Dec 2004
Thought you might find this report interesting. John
Note from Jean: I searched the Web for corroborative evidence on this below and found:
The DNA PHANTOM EFFECT at http://twm.co.nz/DNAPhantom.htm
Plenty of results at http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=emotions+affecting+DNA&meta=
Local and Non-Local Effects of Coherent Heart Frequencies on Conformational Changes of DNA at http://appreciativeinquiry.cwru.edu/practice/organizationDetail.cfm?coid=852§or=21
... if you need to verify that these experiments actually took place...
DNA Report by Greg Braden
from Gomati 12-21-04 email
Below are three astonishing experiments with DNA which proves that DNA can heal itself according to the "feelings" of the individual as reported recently by Gregg Braden. In his recent program entitled Healing Hearts/Healing Nations: The Science of Peace and the Power of Prayer, Gregg Braden discussed how in the past we lost huge amounts of information from ancient spiritual traditions (when the library at Alexandria burned we lost at least 532,000 documents), and that there may be information in those traditions which could help us understand some of the mysteries of science. To this end he reported on three very interesting experiments. Gregg Braden started off as a scientist and engineer, before he began pursuing these larger questions.
The first experiment reported was done by Dr.Vladimir Poponin, a quantum biologist. In this experiment, first a container was emptied (ie a vacuum was created within it), and then the only thing left photons (particles of light) they measured the distribution (ie the location) of the photons and found they were completely random inside the container. This was the expected result. Then some DNA was placed inside the container and the distribution (location) of the photons was remeasured. This time the photons were LINED UP in an ORDERED way and aligned with the DNA. In other words the physical DNA had an effect on the non-physical photons.
After that, the DNA was removed from the container, and the distribution of the photons was remeasured again. The photons REMAINED ORDERED and lined up where the DNA had been. What are the light particles connected to?
Gregg Braden says we are forced to accept the possibility that some NEW field of energy, a web of energy, is there and the DNA is communicating with the photons through this energy.
These were experiments done by the military. Leukocytes (white blood cells) were collected for DNA from donors and placed into chambers so they could measure electrical changes. In this experiment, the donor was placed in one room and subjected to "emotional stimulation" consisting of video clips, which generated different emotions in the donor. The DNA was placed in a different room in the same building. Both the donor and his DNA were monitored and as the donor exhibited emotional peaks or valleys (measured by electrical responses), the DNA exhibited the IDENTICAL RESPONSES AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. There was no lag time, no transmission time. The DNA peaks and valleys EXACTLY MATCHED the peaks and valleys of the donor in time. The military wanted to see how far away they could separate the donor from his DNA and still get this effect. They stopped testing after they separated the DNA and the donor by 50 miles and STILL had the SAME result. No lag time; no transmission time.
The DNA and the donor had the same identical responses in time. What can this mean? Gregg Braden says it means that living cells communicate through a previously unrecognized form of energy. This energy is not affected by time and distance. This is a non-local form of energy, an energy that already exists everywhere, all the time.
The third experiment was done by the Institute of Heart Math and the paper that was written about this was titled: Local and Non local Effects of Coherent Heart Frequencies on
Conformational Changes of DNA. (Disregard the title! The info is incredible.)
This is the experiment that relates directly to the anthrax situation. In this experiment, some human placenta DNA (the most pristine form of DNA) was placed in a container from which they could measure changes in the DNA. Twenty-eight vials of DNA were given (one each) to 28 trained researchers. Each researcher had been trained how to generate and FEEL feelings, and they each had strong emotions.
What was discovered was that the DNA CHANGED ITS SHAPE according to the feelings of the researchers:
1. When the researchers FELT gratitude, love and appreciation, the DNA responded by RELAXING and the strands unwound. The length of the DNA became longer.
2. When the researchers FELT anger, fear, frustration, or stress, the DNA responded by TIGHTENING UP. It became shorter and SWITCHED OFF many of our DNA codes! If you've ever felt "shut down" by negative emotions, now you know why your body was equally shut down too. The shut down of the DNA codes was reversed and the codes were switched back on again when feelings of love, joy, gratitude and appreciation were felt by the researchers.
This experiment was later followed up by testing HIV positive patients. They discovered that feelings of love, gratitude and appreciation created 300,000 TIMES the RESISTANCE they had without those feelings. So here's the answer to what can help you stay well, no matter what dreadful virus or bacteria may be floating around. Stay in feelings of joy, love, gratitude and appreciation!
These emotional changes went beyond the effects of electro-magnetics. Individuals trained in deep love were able to change the shape of their DNA. Gregg Braden says this illustrates a new recognized form of energy that connects all of creation. This energy appears to be a TIGHTLY WOVEN WEB that connects all matter. Essentially we're able to influence this
web of creation through our VIBRATION.
What do the results of these experiments have to do with our present situation? This is the science behind how we can choose a timeline to stay safe, no matter what else is happening. As Gregg explains in The Isaiah Effect, basically time is not just linear (past, present and
future), but it also has depth. The depth of time consists of all the possible prayers and timelines that could ever be prayed or exist. Essentially, all our prayers have already been answered. We just activate the one we're living through our FEELINGS. THIS is how we create our reality - by choosing it with our feelings. Our feelings are activating the timeline via the web of creation, which connects all of the energy and matter of the Universe.
Remember that the law of the Universe is that we attract what we focus on. If you are focused on fearing whatever may come, you are sending a strong message to the Universe to send you whatever you fear. Instead if you can get yourself into feelings of joy, love,
appreciation or gratitude, and focus on bringing more of that into your life, you are going to avoid the negative stuff automatically.
You will be choosing a different TIMELINE with your feelings.
You can prevent getting anthrax or any other flu, virus, etc, by staying in these positive feelings, which maintains an incredibly strong immune system.
So here's your protection for whatever comes: Find something to be happy about every day, and every hour if possible, moment-to-moment, even if only for a few minutes. This is the easiest and best protection you can have. If nothing else, be joyous that the criminals have "already been caught" by the Universe!
Excerpts from The Only Planet of Choice
"We are here. This is Tom. We come in love and peace. Greetings, blessings, joy."
This is how many of the transmissions from The Nine begin. They are transmitted via Tom, their spokesman.
From Chapter 3: God and Creation
John: We are likely to be asked in the future the question, "What is God?" Now we have some ideas ourselves but we would like to present a consistent and understandable answer to those who ask.
Tom: What is God to you?
John: Well, there's many ways I could answer that. I could say that God is the Ultimate, or Love, or...
Tom: It is unified, infinite intelligence, supported with pure love. And it grows with pure love. It is absolute faith and absolute love. That is God. If you have doubts that we exist we do understand. But remember that in each of you there is God, and in each of us there is God, because God is love, and love is with us all.
From The Nine for the Nations of Earth
We pray that the nations of the Earth come to peace within themselves and come to recognize whence they came.
We pray that all the civilizations of the Universe that are engaged in the balancing of the Universe, be given strength and peace within, to carry on the work to which they are committed.
We pray that the physical beings of the planet Earth come into a state of awareness and understanding, in order for their souls to evolve, to raise the level of the planet Earth and to cleanse the heavens around the planet Earth so that the Universe can progress.
We pray that those beings and civilizations that are opposing what we do come to the light of understanding so that they also come into perfect balance.
We pray that the day may soon come when all in the Universe have the knowledge and the understanding that will make them whole.
We pray for understanding among ourselves, and for the strength that is needed so that each of us can guide the others to become perfect beings.
We pray for the souls of the children of the Earth to be brought out of the dark and into the light.
The Only Planet of Choice
Did you know that Gene Roddenberry researched background material for his Star Trek series with a distinguished international group, using a medium?
This group was comprised of scientists, doctors, teachers, ambassadors, athletes, and film-makers from several countries. The medium was Phyllis V. Schlemmer who currently lives in Florida and is an internationally known psychic/healer of unusual ability. (See Author Bio). She was a colleague of Dr. Andrija Puharich who recognized The Nine Universal Beings who came through her when Phyllis was in a trance.
The Nine are a group of wise universal beings. When Roddenberry asked where The Nine came from their answer was, "the zone you call cold in Deep Space". Sound familiar? "Deep Space Nine" became a hugely popular television sequel to "Star Trek".
For over thirty years, Phyllis, The Nine, and this multinational group have collaborated to investigate (among other deep questions) the origins of man. The result is a remarkable book: The Only Planet of Choice Essential Briefings from Deep Space, a unique document of transcripts of conversations with The Nine.
What is so special about The Only Planet of Choice? Those who have read it from around the world have given their verdict. And it's a hugely enthusiastic one. Many have described it as the most important book of our times. Most have felt a compulsion to spread the word about it and pass copies on to others.
Compiled into a fascinating and highly-readable book, the result leaves the reader in no doubt that the human species does, indeed, exist throughout the Universe. It confirms suspicions, too, that there has been systematic collusion among the major world governments in the last 50 years to prevent the evidence of contacts with extraterrestrial visitors becoming public.
There have been other books which have examined the evidence of official cover-ups of UFO sightings and research into cosmic crafts. But The Only Planet of Choice is the first to convincingly lay bare the reasons for these cosmic visits.
The Nine have an utterly fascinating mass of information to pass on to Planet Earth on ET civilizations, the ancient history of humanity, the nature of God, Jesus, and much, much more. But their main, sobering message is that Planet Earth has a special role in the Universe to be the only planet of individual free will and choice. To date, it has seemed set on destroying itself witness the current state of chaos reigning worldwide. But there are hopeful signs, too. If Earth beings are prepared to make the necessary evolutionary jump to begin repairing our self-inflicted damage, there are fellow beings in the Cosmos ready and eager to help us take that step.
After 23 years as an independent publisher of alternative books, Alick Bartholomew of Gateway recognized this as a truly special book. The last time he got the sort of exciting feedback he has received from The Only Planet of Choice, he says, was in 1972 when he published the breakaway best-seller, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Although the extraordinary events described in this book occurred more than 25 years ago, they are deeply relevant today. The threat of war and terror impinges on all our lives, especially those who live in the Middle East. That said, the story that unfolded to a disparate handful of people reads like a science fiction thriller and yet it was for real -- I was one of those people.
If contact with an unearthly and wise civilization could ever be validated in a way that would satisfy the protocol demanded by the narrow scientific parameters of today, it would relegate terrorism to the second or third page of the newspapers. Of course all religions are based upon such unexpected and unverifiable contact with few people. Most such people have had the good sense to avoid their cosmic conversations being used for religious purposes.
We were contacted in 1974 by a cosmic source greatly concerned about the nuclear threat that existed at the time. The fallout of a global war, we were told, would not only terminate the human race as we know it, but also would have even more serious cosmic consequences. Their policy was not to interfere (mankind can only evolve by finding its own way), but as a last resort even direct intervention was on the cards. This book is the story of the events as they unfolded. We were never commanded but invited to embark upon, and guided through a number of quixotic journeys to Israel, Teheran and the Soviet Union in the name of fostering peace.
- Sir John Whitmore
MANY PEOPLE FORWARDED THIS TO ME! Lots of links to additional articles at this URL below
December 22, 2004
Unknown Energy Surges Continue to Hit Planet, Global Weather Systems in Chaos
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to the Russian Academy of Sciences
An increasingly panicked global effort is now underway by the worlds top scientists to understand an unprecedented series of blasts, energy surges, which the planet has been taking from as an yet unknown source which has been bombarding Antarctica with cosmic rays and disrupting Northern Hemisphere weather systems on a global scale.
The first of these cosmic ray blasts occurred nearly 5 years ago and have been increasing in their frequency and intensity since the end of November. The once normally darkened skies of the Northern Hemispheres Arctic regions are now in twilight due to these blasts. Wayne Davidson, from the Canadian Government's weather station at Resolute Bay, located in the Arctic Circle, says about this mysterious lighting, "The entire horizon is raised like magic, like the hand of God is bringing it up.
On December 1, 2004 the largest recorded blast sent not only shockwaves through the world scientific community but also through the Northern Hemisphere resulting in one of the largest weather events in recorded human history when 86,800 square miles of China was shrouded in fog, bringing transportation systems (especially air travel) to a virtual standstill throughout the country.
As reported by the BBC in this article from October, 2002, German scientists have found a significant piece of evidence linking cosmic rays to climate change. They have detected charged particle clusters in the lower atmosphere that were probably caused by the space radiation. They say the clusters can lead to the condensed nuclei which form into dense clouds.
These German scientists from the from the Max Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg go on to say that their measurements "have for the first time detected in the upper troposphere large positive ions with mass numbers up to 2500", and "Our observations provide strong evidence for the ion-mediated formation and growth of aerosol particles in the upper troposphere."
What they hadnt expected to happen though has been the large scale occurrences of this over the past few weeks, to include China on December 2nd and 14th and then India on the 21st, which is due to both Chinas and Indias reliance on fossil fuels and the continuing degradation of their air quality.
The effects of these blasts have also been felt throughout the rest of the Northern Hemisphere resulting in such freak occurrences as, hurricane force winds in Paris , Germany, Canada, Russia, England and the United States on an almost simultaneous basis. Accompanying these hurricane force winter winds have been the massive cold fronts following them dropping normal winter lows to record lows throughout the entire Northern Hemisphere.
Though not yet at a point to acknowledge this publicly, some of the worlds top scientists are beginning to see an astrophysical correlation between these cosmic ray blasts to our planet and an ever increasing number of global events relating to atmospheric explosions of inbound meteors, such as those in Indonesia, where a meteorite was picked up by their Air Forces radar, China, where a meteorite explosion turned night into day and Washington D.C. where one police official stated, "It looked like a ball of fire falling out of the sky."
The worlds top scientists have begun coordinating with Dr. Eun-Suk Seo from the United States University of Maryland, and her team, in a search for answers to the origin of these cosmic ray blasts directed from an unknown origin in space towards the South Pole and disrupting our global weather systems.
Under Dr. Eun-Suk Seo her and her international teams direction NASA launched a stratospheric balloon on December 20th from Antarcticas McMurdo base and have stated, The balloon, following circulation of winds high, will sail around the ice continent for about three weeks. During this time, data of great scientific interest will be gathered. These data concern flows of charged particles of highest energy (cosmic rays) coming from Space.
But as one Russian scientist said to us, and who wished to remain anonymous, Why this game? We all know whats happening. an apparent reference to the fact though these events are well known to both world governments and the scientific establishments they are beyond the understanding of the general public at large.
Whatever the end results these experiments reveal for these scientists, it remains an undisputed fact that this world of ours is facing a type of global cataclysmic event buried in our common geological past, and maybe, as some social scientists report, in our common ancestral memory also.
Note from Jean: The following is also very interesting and loaded - and I mean REALLY loaded! - with links to tons of weather events statistics
Earth's weather and climate becoming increasingly harsh GENEVA (AP) Record extremes in weather and climate will likely become increasingly common as temperatures rise because of climate change, the United Nations weather agency said. "New record extreme events occur every year somewhere in the globe but in recent years, the number of such extremes has been increasing," the World Meteorological Organization said in a statement Wednesday.CLIP
Read also this important relevant article also from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alienoverlords/message/2571
September 30, 1998
EXPECT SOMETHING WONDERFUL...
It happened despite the embarrassing fact that science has no name for it. The Mayan name for it, the Sixth World of Consciousness, has no equivalent in modern meaning. The first subtle traces of a dimensional shift enveloped the planet while the aurora borealis was visible in daylight as far south as Colorado after record-setting solar flares early in the summer. Ida Kannenberg, author of Project Earth and UFOs And The Psychic Factor, was awakened in the night by a visitor who said that the planet had shifted to a new frequency August 28. We have discussed the subtle change that you will notice in just about everything around you. If you look carefully. I mentioned particularly sunshine. It will take on a sparkle rather than a glow. Shadows will have a sheen. Now, we will go more deeply into this.
You ask the reason? Changes in the vibratory frequency of your solar system. It was slated to happen sometime. The particular time has been strengthened (not hastened) by comets and action of other so called "heavenly" bodies veering into the sun.
These are the most exciting times in the history of the planet and the history of humankind. The effect of this vibratory increase means going into a higher consciousness for those who are ready for it, and possible headaches and other mental ailments for those who are not. The frequencies raise for all, but some cannot adjust their mental capacities quickly enough to avoid complications.
They receive but cannot absorb the new frequencies. Ida Kannenberg, Author Long-prophesied in the traditions of the pyramid builders who universally placed premier importance on solar activity, this change will gain momentum over the next decade while the planet transforms with new densities of light. It will profoundly touch the lives of every person on Earth as the prophecies are fulfilled while the planetary and galactic hierarchies serve as midwife assistants, as they have since the pre-dawn of our history.
In modern terms, we know that solar flares affect the magnetic fields of Earth which, in turn, impact every form of life, not to mention computers, communications systems, satellites etc. The TimeStar has successfuly predicted dates when displays of the aurora borealis -- in the visible light band of the electromagnetic spectrum -- would follow solar flares. A complete change in the solar cycle is capable of changing the electromagnetic frequency of the planet.
The first radical leap in solar activity was a new frequency that appeared in the sun during 1991, after the July 11 solar eclipse the Maya prophesied marked the Sixth World of Cosmic Awareness's beginning. The next milestone came on January 5, 1993 when my contacts announced that a pulsar phase shift had occurred between 4 and 8am after I remarked on the strangeness of the morning. "You should see the beautiful baby we have streaming over our screens." By the end of the month, astronomers found that anamolous gamma ray burst had appeared throughout the solar system.
Explosions in the sun's corona and solar tornadoes signaling changes in the solar cycle were predicted with the TimeStar in early 1996 when the first predictions were cast for the April 3 lunar eclipse. Certainty of the changing solar cycle that I announced on Art Bell's Coast-to-Coast show in February, 1996 was supported with more ancient sources: The Mayan calendar and measures of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Built beside the Sphinx with the head of a human man and body of a lion, solar counts were central to the Great Pyramid's design.
Matter of fact, the TimeStar predicted light displays like the aurora borealis visible in daylight during the 260 days of the August 7, 1998 lunar eclipse focused on the same meridian with the Great Pyramid. "Heightened perception and telepathy will reveal new colors and unexplained hums, cracks, and buzzes. The dimensional veils will be more apparently illusory and interdimensional creatures... will begin to appear more frequently. Temporary losses of memory will be more marked, but KNOW that you always know what is necessary in the moment. Time is literally shifting and with it memory of the past as one moves out of it." (The Missing Link, July1998)
Date: 1 Jan 2005
Subject: A BENEDICTION FOR 2005
A BENEDICTION FOR 2005
May you receive the flow of Divine Love radiating from the heart of the Great Central Sun;
May you know that, despite appearances, the Great Plan is working and all is in Divine Order;
May you release fear and judgment and be an example of strength, courage and balance in these times of many changes;
May you accept that change brings Ultimate Good;
May you let Love flow freely through your Being and remember it is Love that will bring Peace;
May you live each Now-moment to the fullest and savor the beautiful moments;
May you be gentle and kind with each other;
May your cup runneth over with Joy;
And in the silence of the stillpoint of your Being, may you remember who you are.
*** HAPPY NEW YEAR ***
The Galactic Foundation Academy of Light
Carolyn J. Holtgrewe
The Ashtar Command
The Council of 36
The Council of Metatron (Archangels)
The Orders of Maitreya, Melchizedek and Kuan Yin
January 1, 2005
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