Shifting from an Ego Mind-set to a Go-With-The-Flow Soul-set
What follows is the 225th Meditation Focus suggested for the next 6 (SIX) weeks beginning Sunday, July 24, 2011 - which means the next Meditation Focus will be issued for the first Sunday of September.
SHIFTING FROM AN EGO MIND-SET TO A GO-WITH-THE-FLOW SOUL-SET
2. Related Inspirational Quotes
3. Special Humanitarian Vigil for the Horn of Africa
4. Meditation Times
5. More Information Related to This Meditation Focus
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REMINDER: As it was suggested in the Meditation Focus #214: Stepping Up Towards Oneness Consciousness, in which you were invited to develop and explore group consciousness with other like-minded souls, you are welcomed to participate to a global group soul communion, once a week, starting 30 minutes before the beginning of the weekly Meditation Focus, thus building up your level of group soul communion prior to joining with the larger assembly of souls at the usual time (16:00 Universal Time) every Sunday, and applying your revved-up group consciousness towards the current global meditation theme.
As we gradually bring our entire field of thinking and feeling in synchronistic alignment, in every waking moment, with the Higher Will of Creator Source Whom we aim to serve every time we join to a globally synchronized meditation, let us also remain aware that every moment is a sacred opportunity to Be ever more fully conscious of Who We Are. Such a permanent shift to Oneness Consciousness is to be the hallmark of the coming Golden Era on Earth. Let us never forget where we came from, Who We Are and why we are here.
You are invited to focus your attention for a couple minutes on this celestial glyph, just before the start of the meditation, and simply allow the intricate design of this symbol to stimulate whatever soul remembrance it may trigger. To find out more about why this is being suggested, please review the following SPECIAL SUGGESTION FOR THIS SUMMER.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN PASSING THIS ON TO OTHERS
From the depths of our soul a Voice is rising to call to our attention the myriad little things we need to be aware of in the course of our daily life to succeed at mastering the many challenges we have set for ourselves in this realm of physical experience. One of the greatest challenges we have at this point in our individual and collective evolution is to actually start paying attention on a continual basis to this famed "Still Small Voice Within" that so diligently and yet so gently does its best to remind us of Who really Are and Why we are here, at this juncture of the infinite Continuum in the Eternal Now. As part of the adaptation process into this sphere of existence, the physical apparatus employed by each embodied soul normally develops a mind of its own which some call the ego which plays a crucial role, as the body develops from a toddler into a fully grown adult, in maintaining the integrity of this vehicle and ensuring it receives the necessary sustenance and other elements necessary to fulfill its needs. Gradually, over time, and depending on the kind of spiritual stimulation it receives from enlightened inner and outer sources of assistance, every human being is given repeated opportunities to wean itself from the sometimes overwhelming influence of its egotic self over both its very conscience and the direction of its life. The process of taming its human personality with its never-ending self-focused desires and making it more pliable to the higher Will of Source coming through the channel of the soul, that by its very nature is perpetually in perfect synch with the Omniversal Being it stems from, is a delicate act of dynamic balancing in a forward going movement of ascending synchronization with Source that is both the nexus of successful achievement of one's life purpose and a springboard to ever higher attainments in all fields of manifestation in this multidimensional Universe.
Grasping from the inherently limited scope of consciousness of the ego self the simple fact of the profoundly superior value of the intuitive knowledge issuing forth from the quantum field of consciousness from which the soul consciousness permanently taps its moment to moment guidance is a nearly impossible feat as long as this same ego self strives to remain in full control of every aspect of this soul's existence in this physical realm. It is simply antinomic to its very own nature to relent enough control for the magic of instantaneous flow to occur and thus gradually allay its fear of losing control, so as to make possible the kind of leap of faith that can ultimately open up countless new possibilities to perceive and experience What Is. And yet, thanks to the pioneering efforts of countless souls and the increasingly higher frequencies prevailing on Earth because of the inflow of highly potent, mutagenic cosmic Light now pervading this world, it is becoming increasingly easier for more and more souls to assert their presence at the helm of their physical incarnation and thus catalyze an ever speedier transition into a higher dimensional realm of experience where the Light of Love is the sole guiding beacon of all. Understanding this process is now vitally essential to further precipitate the ongoing shift from an ego-driven civilization to a soul-prompted New Reality from which all the entropic trends that lead to a degradation of this planetary life-support system will be swiftly turned around, thus enabling a permanent healing of all the components of its deeply resilient Web of Life and heralding a fabulously dazzling era of evolutionary progress and global harmony on Earth and beyond.
Please, take advantage of the opportunity provided by these weekly global communions of souls to experience for your Self the exquisitely enlightening abandon into the arms of Creator Source enfolding us all as we let go of our drive to be in charge and let the Grace of Love dissipate the remaining embers of fear that for so long has kept us captive of a limited understanding of Who We Are, and prevented us from growing into more fully present and self-aware expressions of All That Is. Be aware that as we expand our innate abilities and nurture our gifts to better serve the Will of Source in every aspect of this lifetime, we make it ever more easier for other souls to likewise let go of any remaining limited sense of self to finally expand their sentient awareness into the higher realms of existence we may all go back between each dabbling into physicalness, depending on how much we have managed to learn to go with the Flow of Light and Love and thus Be ever more All that We Are. As we thus shift our consciousness from an ego mind-set to our soul's sense of Self that naturally goes along with the inner Flow from Source, we shall contribute in greatly facilitating the transition into a new era of perfect Harmony, universal Peace and radiant Love, for the Highest Good of All as One.
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Note: As you certainly know if you have attempted entering a state of deep meditation after reading theme-setting material such as this one above, the only way to actually reach a deeply vibrant sense of Oneness, at soul level, is certainly not to try to remember, while you meditate, everything you've read in this suggested meditation theme. Simply having a general idea of it in the back of one's mind is usually all that is necessary.
2. RELATED INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up. (...) You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
"There is no greater Realization than that of seizing with our full willpower this unique opportunity that we have conceived, planned and implemented over aeons of linear time so as to omnipotently assume the crown of our true Divine Nature along with the potentially infinite cocreative powers attached to it, first and foremost the radiant power of Love. Allow your Self, once properly entered into a state of profoundly vibrant and blissful meditation, to nurture and empower with the full expression of your innate Omniversal nature the connection you always have with Creator Source, feeling out Its Presence behind the veil of your own consciousness, welcoming and inviting Its outflowing manifestation within the crucible of your soulful existence, and merging your own sense of Self with this Radiant Presence until the last vestigial remains of disconnected individuality are dissolved and absorbed into this Being of Infinite Love."
"Develop your own philosophy of life and living. Listen to your inner guidance and practice discernment. Begin now to interact with the multiple parts of your Being as if they were all around you, in your presence every moment-for in truth, they are. You are consciously accessing information and wisdom from the fifth dimension and above and as you accept it as your truth, you will be able to clearly and truly communicate with your guides, teachers, masters and angelic helpers and all the Great Beings of Light. State and affirm, "I AM a divine instrument of Light through which the higher dimensional frequencies of Creation flow. From this moment forward, I will fully and complete live my perfected vision of Heaven on Earth. Each day, I AM becoming a master of divine manifestation in the world of form, and I move beyond the restrictions and limitations of the third and fourth-dimensional reality. I carry the torch of God Light. I radiate the love of angels. Henceforth, each and every day, I draw to, through and around me more and more of my perfect I AM PRESENCE OF GOD."
"I have all the resources I need and desire to be comfortable and to assist me in fulfilling my Divine Mission. I live in the perfect place to nourish my Spirit, and my physical, mental and emotional bodies. Abundance flows to me and through me as I hold it lightly in my hands and allow it to flow out into the world to constantly be replenished. All my desires, needs and wishes are fulfilled even before I am aware of them. My timing is perfect in making decisions and taking action. I always listen to and follow my Spirit in every endeavor; therefore, my decisions and actions are for the highest good of all. I cherish and nurture our Mother Earth and she cherishes and supports me. I radiate love and blessings to all and they are returned tenfold. My world is filled with love, joy, beauty, peace and comfort, always."
3. SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN VIGIL FOR THE HORN OF AFRICA
Please dedicate time during your moments of meditation from now on to send healing succor to our brothers and sisters suffering from the calamitous tragedy that is engulfing the entire Horn of Africa caught in the worst drought in 60 years, a dire situation aggravated by an ongoing military conflict in Somalia and compounded by a lack of sufficient international response to this crisis at a time of global financial stress. Let us all pray and envision that in this area of our planet, as well as in others where numerous human beings are exposed to life-threatening situations, the consciousness of humanity will rally in concerted efforts and persistent determination to address both the current urgent needs and the deeper causes at the origin of such unbearable human tragedies. One of the compelling reasons for our physical experiencing in this earthly field of existence is to walk our spiritual talk and be of service for the highest good of all, for in truth all is One and every suffering being is a vital, intrinsically connected part of ourselves that is undergoing this traumatic experience and offering all other parts of us an opportunity to rise to the occasion and BE all that we can be.So let us be pro-actively engaged in providing assistance to the extent of our individual abilities.
"The 2011 Horn of Africa famine is a famine occurring in several regions in the Horn of Africa as a result of a severe drought that is affecting the entire Eastern Africa region. The drought, said to be "the worst in 60 years", has caused a severe food crisis across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya that threatens the livelihood of more than 12 million people. Other countries in and around the Horn of Africa, including Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan and parts of Uganda, are also affected by a food crisis. On July 20, the United Nations officially declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the first time a famine has been declared by the UN in nearly thirty years. Tens of thousands of people are believed to have already died in southern Somalia before the famine was declared. A severe lack of funding for international aid, together with security issues in the region, have hindered humanitarian responses to the crisis. (...) UN humanitarian agencies have requested US$1.6 billion to address the crisis, but so far secured only half that amount. The United Nations World Food Programme is considering a return to southern Somalia, from which it withdrew in 2010 after threats from the rebel group Al-Shabaab. (...) Under international law, there is no mandated response which must follow from an official declaration of famine. However, it is hoped that the use of the term will serve as a "wake-up call" to governments, including some in Europe and almost all in Africa, who have so far failed to respond. During the declaration, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden, stated that U.N. agencies lack the necessary capacity in terms of clean water, food, shelter and health services to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of drought-affected people from Somalia, and that nearly $300 million in relief supplies are required over the next two months. Bowden warns that, given the low crop yields and outbreaks of infectious illnesses caused by the prolonged drought, famine will spread to the rest of southern Somalia within two months if humanitarian aid remains inadequate" - Taken from Wikipedia: 2011 Horn of Africa famine where a very detailed description of this situation is available.
East Africa aid flow not fast enough (July 21, 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdy-pOto-gg
People in the Horn of Africa are suffering from the worst drought in more than half a century. Among the worst hit countries is Somalia, where the situation is now threatening millions of lives. The United Nations Children's Fund says up to 300,000 malnourished children are at risk of dying in the country. Aid agencies have estimated that $1bn is needed, but only a fraction has been donated so far.
Famine in East Africa: How you can help (July 21, 2011) http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/07/20/iyw.howtohelp.somalia.famine/
(...) Relief organizations are calling on the international community to join together to end the crisis, and they're working to gain entrance into areas with limited humanitarian access. There are ways you can help. UNICEF is asking for $31.8 million over the next three months for relief efforts. The money will help provide therapeutic treatment for women and children with severe malnutrition, access to clean drinking water and vaccinations to prevent deadly diseases like measles and polio. "The earlier we act, the more children we can save. Americans are a generous people, and a little goes a long way -- just $10 can feed a child for 10 days," said Caryl Stern, president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. To help UNICEF's efforts, text "FOOD" to 864233 to donate $10 from the United States or visit the website. Follow this LINK to make a donation from other countries around the world. International Medical Corps has teams on the ground in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya to provide food, water, hygiene, sanitation and mental health services to people in refugee camps. Visit the website to donate from various countries or text "AFRICA" to 80888 to donate $10 to the group's drought relief response from the United States. It will show up on your next mobile phone bill. In central Somalia, the International Rescue Committee is giving cash and other assistance to families whose livestock, pastures and farmland have been decimated and helping to repair boreholes and wells for those left behind. In overcrowded camps in Kenya, the group has helped establish reception centers for newcomers to receive food, health screenings and medical referrals. In Ethiopia, the organization is bringing in water and installing water-supply systems in three camps serving 82,000 refugees. Visit the website to make a donation from various countries. CLIP - MANY MORE RESOURCES AND SUGGESTIONS PROVIDED!
ALASTAIR SUMMERLEE - Special to Globe and Mail - July 22, 2011
I am standing in what many describe as the largest refugee camp in the world, in eastern Kenya. It is filled with Somalis who have fled the horrifying famine now spreading across their homeland.
This is my first trip to Africa since 2007. As fate would have it, I am back at the same time as the United Nations has declared a famine in southern Somalia.
The scenes I have witnessed outside of the Kenyan town of Dabaab, a mere 100 kilometres from the Kenyan-Somali border, defy description. Nothing could prepare me for what is unfolding before my very eyes. I am trying to make sense of something so senseless.
All around me, television crews are setting up their cameras under the hot sun, creating a carnival-like atmosphere incongruous with a landscape of hunger and despair. They are here in search of the best possible angle to film starving children and dazed families.
International aid workers, meanwhile, furnish this place with a measure of hope that inspires and amazes me. They prevent me from becoming completely heartbroken because they show, through their urgency and actions, that individuals can make an enormous difference in a crisis such as this.
At a reception centre at the camp, more than 1,300 new arrivals are seeking relief, seeking life itself. And the aid workers have been alerted that another 1,000 will soon reach these grounds.
The first triage station is health status, where the malnourished are determined. A day before, the sole doctor on duty confirmed that all 1,300 qualify. But the centre can deal with only 20 people at a time, so this overwhelmed physician was left with making profound life and death decisions. This one, he said, is not so appallingly malnourished that she will be able to respond to intensive therapy. This one is not
Imagine for a moment being a Somali parent, staring down into the pleading eyes of your children. Or imagine being the aid worker saying, Please come back tomorrow, knowing that, tomorrow, the mother or father will return alone or carrying their dead child.
Standing in the hot sun, taking in these moments of pathos, one cannot help but reflect. I am emotionally drained by the end of the day. Yet, what I have seen fills me with an intense drive to want to help.
How can one see these scenes of suffering forlorn families in search of a little loving kindness and not feel the heart becoming swollen with compassion and a desire to alleviate suffering?
Their story needs to be told in such a way that you, the faraway observer, will feel it in your very core. The scenes of stark privation must transcend the typical CBC or CNN or BBC nightly reports, becoming something that attracts and holds our interest for the long term.
As I search for a way to say that something catastrophic is happening to our human family, I do not want to write another plea for help that goes unnoticed. I want to transport you to the middle of the dust and the crowds and the tents and the heat, to see what I have seen and feel what I have felt.
I want to compel my fellow citizens, especially those from that part of the world where I come from, Canada, to take action. We can make a difference, just as those exhausted relief workers have done. Now is the time for us to summon our highest ideals, combining education, mobilization and dedication. I want people to understand that now is the time to act, to build a better planet.
And in doing so, there rests a hope we might render what I am witnessing here a thing of the past.
Alastair Summerlee is president of the University of Guelph.
The United Nations is calling countries, banks and aid agencies into crisis talks to deal with the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Famine has formally been declared in two regions of Somalia, with the rest of the country and neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya also badly affected.
According to the UN's food and agriculture organisation, the number of Somalis in need of humanitarian assistance has sharply increased to 3.7 million people in the last six months.
Speaking from Mogadishu, executive director Josette Sheeran announced the World Food Program would open up a number of new aid routes by land and air into the core of Somalia's famine zone within days.
"We are calling on the world to really back operations, to scale up very quickly to reach those in the epicentre, in the famine conditions in southern Somalia," she said.
"It is very dangerous and risky but we have to reach people, they are not making it all the way to Mogadishu. These are the ones lucky enough to make it here and even these feeding centres are overrun."
Early this month, driven by the scale of the crisis, Islamist militia group Al Shabaab announced they would lift a two-year ban on foreign food aid.
But yesterday armed rebels abducted Somalia's newly appointed women's minister as she was travelling to her first cabinet meeting.
The executive director of Medecins Sans Frontiers in Australia, Paul McPhun, says a deal to allow more foreign aid into Somalia is looking shaky.
"Two weeks on we're still in a process of trying to negotiate how to put that into practice and currently we do not have any guarantees or conditions or real opportunity to be able to scale up our ability to put aid on the ground," he said.
Mr McPhun believes malnutrition rates will have a long-term cost, which Somalia can ill afford.
"It will impact those children for rest of their lives as they grow to adulthood. It will stunt their growth... it will impair their mental ability and it will impair them or potentially impair them physically," he said.
"So the long-term cost of having large numbers of children suffering such critical health conditions is massive."
However, Mr McPhun says some of the most desperate cases have fled Somalia to refugee camps in nearby Kenya or Ethiopia.
"This problem is not going to scale down. If anything it is going to continue to scale up," he said.
"People are already talking about figures of 400,000 in the camps along the Kenyan border alone and who knows, it could be higher and we have a similar massive influx in Ethiopia also."
Mr McPhun says it is taking up to two weeks for the refugees to register at the camps.
"It is unacceptable that somebody could take two weeks to get registered when they are arriving already in a malnourished condition, where we have adults arriving in a malnourished condition and very young people arriving with a real clear critical risk of loss of life," he said.
"So [we have] space, shelter and the classics and basics of this kind of humanitarian crisis setting, refugee setting, but currently we can't have a queue. We can't have a queue that doesn't take into consideration who may be on the critical risk of loss of life and who may be at less critical risk of loss of life.
"So you need to have some kind of triage in this situation, really need that registration process to be speeded up."
Mr McPhun says the UN emergency talks must arrange for a safe pathway of aid into Somalia.
"There are many conflicts around the world and humanitarian access is secured, not perfectly, but assistance can get to populations and this is one context where massive numbers of a population are still largely excluded so we have to confront that, it has to be confronted by key stakeholders. They have to put the interests of the population first," he said.
The UN estimates about 12 million people in the Horn of Africa are currently in need of emergency assistance.
UN member countries, development banks and NGOs will meet for crisis talks in Rome on Monday to mobilise international support.
Somali rebels accuse U.N. of exaggerating drought severity, playing pol (July 21, 2011) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/somali-rebels-accuse-un-of-exaggerating-drought-severity-playing-politics/2011/07/21/gIQA3BNqSI_story.html
MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali Islamist rebels accused the United Nations on Thursday of exaggerating the severity of the drought gripping the south of the country and of politicizing the humanitarian crisis there.The United Nations on Wednesday declared famine in two pockets of southern Somalia, saying that 3.7 million people are at risk of starvation and that it is launching its biggest-ever relief effort. The south of the Horn of Africa country is largely controlled by the militant group al-Shabab, a group linked to al-Qaeda whose four-year-old insurgency is widely blamed for worsening the effects of the drought. Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage told reporters that the U.N. declaration is totally, 100 percent wrong and baseless propaganda, adding, Yes, there is drought, but the conditions are not as bad as they say.They have another objective, and it wouldnt surprise us if they were politicizing the situation, Rage said.If the international community does not tackle the emergency swiftly, the U.N. has said, the famine will spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia. This month, the rebels lifted a ban on food aid that they had said created dependency. The U.N. World Food Program, which suspended its operations in the south in January of last year, said Thursday that it plans to start airlifts into the capital, Mogadishu, within days.
Major African countries ignore Horn of Africa famine appeal (15 July 2011) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/8641021/Major-African-countries-ignore-Horn-of-Africa-famine-appeal.html
No African country has offered a donation to help drought victims in the Horn of Africa outside of those affected, it has emerged. (...) UN officials said the World Food Programme had received 60 per cent of the $500 million (£300 million) it appealed for to help save the lives of an estimated 10 million people. But to date, there has been no announcement of aid sent to the region by any of the major African economies, such as South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Tanzania. (...) Its a general malaise on the continent, the culture that humanitarian responses should be left to Western countries, he said. You dont have to be a first-world country to respond to your brothers needs. This could have been a good opportunity for African countries to practise what they preach. Heavy rain in Somalia has added to the misery of those looking for help: too little and too late for much of their livestock. When you are hungry, cold is a killer, and the people here are starving and helpless, said Batula Moalim Ahmed, an elderly mother, who called for plastic sheeting for shelter, as well as for food and medicine.
Network for Good: Famine http://www.networkforgood.org/topics/international/famine/
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Massive and Immediate Response Needed in Somalia: Aid Group Says (July 22, 2011) http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Butty-Horn-of-Africa-IRC-Daniels-22july11-125998838.html
An international aid agency said a massive and immediate humanitarian response is needed to save the lives of millions of Somalis who are at risk of hunger and disease because of the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said aid should be increased to match the scale of the disaster. Zoe Daniels, deputy director of programs for the Horn of Africa, said an aggressive and global mobilization of emergency aid is required. The scale of the disaster in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya is huge, and so the funds that need to be mobilized need to be massive and immediate to be able to save the lives of millions of Somalis that are at risk of hunger and disease, she said.Daniels said the international response should go beyond just food aid. Youve got over 11 million people at risk in this area Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia including refugees that have moved from Somalia, and there needs to be a huge response in terms of the level of funds that are provided, and there also needs to be access to meet the peoples needs, Daniels said.
A mockery of famine early warning systems (21 July 2011) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/21/mockery-of-famine-warning-systems
A declaration of famine is a declaration of failure a failure to prevent widespread deaths, malnutrition and failing livelihoods. As the UN declares a famine in Somalia (Report, 21 July), the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit is also calling for "a massive multisectoral response to prevent additional deaths and total livelihood/social collapse". But for many people this is far too late. Previous experience in the region, for example in 2001 in Gode, Ethiopia, showed that by the time the relief programme had started more than 77% of the mortality had already occurred.Illustration: Gillian BleaseLittle has changed it still takes a declaration of famine for the world to take notice, despite major investments in regular monitoring. This makes a mockery of famine early warning systems that are intended to produce a graded response. More disappointing is that the UN is juggling the different famine mortality benchmarks in order to be able to declare that famine is occurring and launch the media response. CLIP -- Many other expert comments on this situation there including the following one by John O'Shea, CEO, GOAL: "The UN's declaration of a famine across large parts of Somalia, the first there in a generation, is as tragic as it is predictable. The international community, so adept at mounting vast emergency relief operations, has failed to mitigate the worst of this crisis through its blindness to the one self-evident fact that is clear to all who visit the Horn of Africa: that poor communities rely on livestock. Many of the poorest people across the region, those who are finding their way to refugee camps, are nomadic pastoralists. They don't grow crops and have few possessions: livestock is all they have of any worth. When pastoralists lose their livestock they are known as "dropouts" they have dropped out of the nomadic lifestyle. SPANA, the charity for animals across the developing world, last supported feeding programmes in north-east Kenya five years ago. There I met dropouts who had lost their livestock and livelihoods. It's telling that on my last trip, just a matter of weeks ago, I met the same dispossessed pastoralists, now completely institutionalised and reliant on food aid, with no livelihood to return to. The situation is worsening, but there is still time to act. We must protect at least a nucleus of livestock to ensure a future for these desperate people."
ETHIOPIA: Floods pose new threat to food security (14 July 2011) http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=93225
ADDIS ABABA (IRIN) - While the ongoing drought has seriously undermined the food security of up to 4.5 million people in Ethiopia, a threat posed by expected flooding during the second half of 2011 could exacerbate the situation, say meteorological officials. Ethiopia's meteorological agency has forecast normal to above-normal rainfall during the June-September rainy season, with the risk of flooding in western, northwestern and central areas. Areas around Lake Tana in Amhara region, parts of Gambella and along the Awash basin in Afar region are likely to be affected by floods."Parts of these areas, particularly in low-lying [areas] and near riverbanks, could face flooding as we usually anticipate in this season," said Diriba Koricha, the director of Forecast and Early Warning Department at the agency. However, "as the season progresses in August and September, swift but heavy rainfalls could result in flooding anywhere", he said, adding that further preparation was needed to prevent any humanitarian crisis. Launching an appeal on 11 July for drought aid, Ethiopia's Agriculture Ministry said the country's food security situation had deteriorated since the beginning of the year to the La Niña-induced drought currently ravaging parts of the country. The country requires US$398 million for food and non-food aid between July and December 2011. The government made the appeal as humanitarian actors reported funding shortfalls. Judith Schuler, World Food Programme (WFP) Ethiopia spokeswoman, said many of its food assistance activities in Ethiopia "face significant funding shortfalls". WFP has a shortfall of 120,000MT of food, equivalent to about $112 million, until the end of the year. "Due to this lack of funding, WFP reduced food rations in relief operations in certain areas of the country from March onwards," said Schuler. A recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Ethiopia indicated that food rations had been allocated without vegetable oil and with a reduced amount of corn-soya blend. Schuler said: "In order to resume full rations for all people badly hit by the drought, new contributions are urgently needed. Compounding the issue is time: from the moment a contribution is confirmed, it takes between four to five months until the food arrives in the country." CLIP
SPECIAL REPORT - Famine in Africa (July 20, 2011) http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/07/20/f-africa-famine-topix.html
Tens of thousands of people in Somalia have died in the worst hunger emergency in a generation, according to the United Nations.The Horn of Africa is suffering a devastating drought, compounded by war, neglect and spiraling food prices. Some areas in the region have not had such a low rainfall in 60 years, according to the international aid group Oxfam. The World Food Program estimates that 11.3 million people across east Africa urgently need food aid and medical supplies.The Canadian government has contributed about $22 million in humanitarian assistance to the region this year. (...) Ongoing drought has killed up to 90 per cent of livestock in some regions. The drought is not expected to let up before the end of the year. The last time conditions were this bad was in 1992, when hundreds of thousands of Somalis starved to death. CLIP
Watch Somalia, not Harry Potter: Oxfam (July 21, 2011) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/07/21/nl-oxfam-somalia-response-721.html
A campaign worker with Oxfam Canada says Canadians need to realize the worsening famine in Somalia and the Horn of Africa is far more important than other subjects that caught their attention this summer. "You've got your royal visit, you've got Harry Potter, you've got other news stories, but I think people now are aware that this not a news story, a normal news story." said Bill Hynd, an Oxfam co-ordinator in St. John's. "This is an ongoing tragedy." CLIP
i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.
ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.
Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage * 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles * 9:00 AM -- Mexico City, San Salvador & Denver * 10:00 AM -- Houston * & Chicago * 11:00 AM -- Santo Domingo, La Paz, Caracas, New York *, Toronto *. Montreal *, Asuncion & Santiago 12:00 AM -- Halifax *, Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, London *, Dublin * & Lisbon * 4:00 PM -- Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Geneva *, Rome *, Berlin *, Paris * & Madrid * 6:00 PM -- Ankara *, Athens *, Helsinki * & Istanbul * & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Baghdad *, Moscow * 8:00 PM -- Tehran * 8:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 PM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington +4:00 AM
5. MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MEDITATION FOCUS
The following is provided as a complement to further the process of inspirational understanding of what, in truth, cannot be grasped from a purely intellectual perspective, for the True Key to unlock the vault of your spiritual knowledge lies within you... and nowhere else.
1. Shifting from an Ego Mind-set to a Go-With-The-Flow Soul-set - A Soul's Perspective
2. Excerpt from Chapter 30 of Autobiography of a Yogi
3. The Truth: You are in an Illusionary Virtual Reality Game, a Simulator to Experience in
4. Intuition is Your Connection to the Divine
5. Introducing Our Second and Third Brains: We Do Think With Our Heart and Instinct
6. Creating the New Golden Age - Part II
7. Meditation/Prayer for July 2011
Upon seeing what the theme for this Meditation Focus was going to be, Lou Bognon (email@example.com) was inspired to write the following...
Shifting from an Ego Mind-set to a Go-With-The-Flow Soul-set - A Soul's Perspective
This major shift is about surrendering our love of power to the only true power... of love.
And the difference between these two states of being colours all life experience on Earth: social, political, economical, environmental and above all, spiritual.
Of course, we could go on for ever, waxing lyrical about what one does or where the other can take us...
But in the end though, this is about reminding ourselves - every instant - about this simple divine truth: there is absolute perfection in every instant of Creation.
And - when we do, all the atoms in our awareness rearrange themselves to agree.
Having said the above let us be mind-full of some guiding signposts to assist us:
Ego sees only imperfection: in ourselves, others, society, environment, in the roles we play, how we play them, the ravages of time, war, destruction and all the rest.
Soul sees the perfection of the moment for it knows there is no-thing else.
Ego thinks and therefore believes it knows more and better with every new thought...(it is a mind set for real!)
Soul observes and knows all thoughts and their ensuing creations or miscreations come to pass like fallen leaves down a river current (the flow)
Ego tries to have-do-be more!
Soul is All: Knowing, Perfection and ever free Presence
Its state is beyond thought (or game, or judgement, or delusion of knowing better, or imaginings that some have the solutions, others hold the key, etc.).
This shift happens when we see and feel only the perfection of each moment.
This means that most of us shift from one state to the other a zillion times a day, as we live mostly in zones of automatic unawareness alternated by spells of spiritual amnesia or worst, disconnection.
Here is a reminder/command we can all practice, given to us by the Loving Masters who ascended before us:
Divine Presence, take command of my thoughts, words, feelings and actions, so that all I think, say, feel or do, is in Perfect Divine Order every instant of this day!
And to conclude, a single lovely line from Yoganandas classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, which I am reading again after 15 years only this time, in full awareness and in total Soul Presence:
One day I entered a motion picture house to view a newsreel of the European battlefields. World War I was still being waged in the West; the newsreel recorded the carnage with such realism that I left the theater with a troubled heart.
Lord, I prayed, why dost Thou permit such suffering?
To my intense surprise, an instant answer came in the form of a vision of the actual European battlefields. The horror of the struggle, filled with the dead and dying, far surpassed in ferocity any representation of the newsreel.
Look intently! A gentle voice spoke to my inner consciousness. You will see that these scenes now being enacted in France are nothing but a play of chiaroscuro. They are the cosmic motion picture, as real and as unreal as the theater newsreel you have just seena play within a play.
My heart was still not comforted. The divine voice went on: Creation is light and shadow both, else no picture is possible. The good and evil of maya must ever alternate in supremacy. If joy were ceaseless here in this world, would man ever seek another? Without suffering he scarcely cares to recall that he has forsaken his eternal home. Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way of escape is through wisdom! The tragedy of death is unreal; those who shudder at it are like an ignorant actor who dies of fright on the stage when nothing more is fired at him than a blank cartridge. My sons are the children of light; they will not sleep forever in delusion.
Although I had read scriptural accounts of maya, they had not given me the deep insight that came with the personal visions and their accompanying words of consolation. Ones values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture, and that not in it, but beyond it, lies his own reality.
As I finished writing this chapter, I sat on my bed in the lotus posture. My room was dimly lit by two shaded lamps. Lifting my gaze, I noticed that the ceiling was dotted with small mustard-colored lights, scintillating and quivering with a radiumlike luster. Myriads of pencilled rays, like sheets of rain, gathered into a transparent shaft and poured silently upon me.
At once my physical body lost its grossness and became metamorphosed into astral texture. I felt a floating sensation as, barely touching the bed, the weightless body shifted slightly and alternately to left and right. I looked around the room; the furniture and walls were as usual, but the little mass of light had so multiplied that the ceiling was invisible. I was wonder-struck.
This is the cosmic motion picture mechanism. A voice spoke as though from within the light. Shedding its beam on the white screen of your bed sheets, it is producing the picture of your body. Behold, your form is nothing but light!
I gazed at my arms and moved them back and forth, yet could not feel their weight. An ecstatic joy overwhelmed me. This cosmic stem of light, blossoming as my body, seemed a divine replica of the light beams streaming out of the projection booth in a cinema house and manifesting as pictures on the screen.
For a long time I experienced this motion picture of my body in the dimly lighted theater of my own bedroom. Despite the many visions I have had, none was ever more singular. As my illusion of a solid body was completely dissipated, and my realization deepened that the essence of all objects is light, I looked up to the throbbing stream of lifetrons and spoke entreatingly.
Divine Light, please withdraw this, my humble bodily picture, into Thyself, even as Elijah was drawn up to heaven by a flame.
This prayer was evidently startling; the beam disappeared. My body resumed its normal weight and sank on the bed; the swarm of dazzling ceiling lights flickered and vanished. My time to leave this earth had apparently not arrived.
Besides, I thought philosophically, the prophet Elijah might well be displeased at my presumption!
The Truth: You are in an Illusionary Virtual Reality Game, a Simulator to Experience in
The game I will call The Infinite Matrix is a multi level and multi dimensional simulator. An illusionary holographic virtual reality game which was created by the ONE for aspect of itself (Oneness Beings) to experience, understand and explore the ONE, while co-creating with the ONE.
Our 5 sense reality is a very low vibratory dimension that is part of the Infinite matrix. Where only the courageous, adventuress and powerful warrior type of Oneness beings will come to play in.
In other words - a complete insane being; who has lost its marbles... hey dont laugh you are one of them.
The concept of the Infinite matrix game at the 5 sense level, is we hide all our creative power in the game and make ourselves believe the game to be real. Thus allowing the game to create and control us, giving us the experience of everything opposite to who we really are.
We leave clues in the game for us to reclaim our creative power and move up the levels until we realize the truth. The game is not real and you are not the character in the game but a powerful Oneness being playing the character in the game.
You even create an egotic self to prevent you from finding out the truth and prevent you from reclaiming your creative power, keeping you entrapped in the illusionary game.
Do you want to know where most of your creative power is hidden?
It is hidden in your egotic self, and all your fears and beliefs that are not in alignment with the real you.
It was brilliant, one of the best creations YET!!
Don't believe me?
Well that how well you have fooled yourself, that is how powerful you really are. It took an incredible amount of creative power and unconditional love to pull this creation off and you have done it superbly.
Here are some character's in the infinite matrix game you might recognize. Oh Yes before i proceed, I want you to know that the real you "The More Aware Self" is playing a vast amount of these character's all at the same time.
There goes judgment out the window LOL!!!
Humans, Animals, Angels, Ark Angels, Greys, Ascended Masters, Reptilians, Parallel Humans, Annunaki, Hybrids, Beings from Sirius, Pleiades, Arcturus, Orion, Lemuria, Atlantis and all extra and ultra terrestrial beings. and future humans etc.
Yip!!! The akashic records is a huge infinite DVD and GAME shop for you to select and play and experience in.
The only real you is the divine spark of god that shines it essence on the DVD selected so it may appear on the screen of the illusionary game.
WAKEY, WAKEY!!! THE ALARM CLOCK JUST WENT OFF AND IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP.
THE REAL YOU!!!
You are a Oneness Being which I call" THE MORE AWARE SELF" who exists in Multiple Dimensions and Parallel Worlds Simultaneously
THE MORE AWARE SELF is an aspect of the ONE. The ONE that is infinite love, bliss and stillness, the eternal none vibratory void of infinite potential. The creator, mother and father of all that exists. It is the only truth!!!
The Illusion - the mirror for the ONE to express it's infinite potential creations; thus defining it's existence.
David Icke sums it up beautifully Infinite love is the only truth everything else is an illusion.
How can I be everywhere at the same time?
I understand that to get your head around this, fries the brain. So lets simplify it a bit.
A oneness being "The More Aware Self" is consciousness, which is holographic; meaning each part of it has all the information of the whole. So if I take a piece of consciousness from the oneness being I will have a replica of the oneness being in that piece of consciousness. No different if I take a cell from your body I will have all the information in the DNA to make a replica of the body.
Lets say your human body resembles "The More Aware Self"
The human body experiences itself through 100 trillion cells' all expressing and experiencing themselves as different parts of the body simultaneously. I.e. skin, bone, muscle, respiratory and brain cells, etc.
Your More Aware Self also experiencing it's self through parts of itself known as souls/cells of consciousness in trillions of different dimensions simultaneously ; And all the experiences it registers affects the whole of the More Aware Self, the same as the human body.
You are one of these soul/cells, you are a oneness being expressing itself in a 5 sense reality, like a cell in the body. If you are in harmony and communicate with other soul/cells and the body you will thrive and vibrate and feed of light - infinite love.
If you are not, you will not vibrate light and the cell will become out of alignment of who you really are and feed of low vibratory energy of the this level of the matrix game - fear.
The person that you call you is an illusionary character of the game.
Your personality that you identify with as you, is made up of beliefs, emotions and mental constructs. It is really a preprogrammed character acting out a preprogrammed game which was designed and developed by the ONE.
There is infinite different versions of the character and the game all happening simultaneously. The vibration of the soul cell of The More Aware Self determines which version of the character and game it will play in. Otherwise the level of awareness it is determines what reality it selects and manifest. The More Self Aware it becomes, the more inline it co-creates with the ONE and The More Aware Self.
The character has an egotic self that control's and maintain's the program you call a personality. The egotic self has hypnotized the real you, the soul cell, convincing the real you the game is real. Leaving it powerless to create and keeping it in a mind and emotional prison.
The object of the game is to awaken the soul cell and take back its creative power. Thus integrating the egotic self with the soul cell. Therefore the soul regains control of the program/personality and transforms the character and its outer illusionary experience to a more self serving and aligned experience with the ONE.
The Art of Creating
You are a Divine Spark of the ONE Immerged in a Sea of Vibratory Waves of Thought.
All matters' fundamental structure is energy and you are an energy being inside a sea of pulsating energy.
You are like a drop of water making ripples in a infinite ocean.
You are sending out energy frequencies into this vibratory sea of energy where it synchronize with the same frequency which is then beamed back to you simultaneously to decode into physical matter, as a time, place event or person.
Your beliefs that reside in your unconscious self/ soul are made up of beliefs, mind, emotions and a state of being. Your beliefs which are really interference wave patterns determines which frequencies are sent into the field of energy that is then reflected back as your reality. I.e. if you are sending out angry vibratory waves they will be reflected back to you as a life experience.
You are like an antenna receiving and transmitting energy waves.
The ONE is beaming back your synchronized waves to be de- coded as a physical experience in the same way a TV decodes the waves that are being broadcast by the TV station. It decodes the incoming waves by shinning the essence of the one on to the belief interference patterns. It then manifest as a hologram.
Making A Hologram
The Meaning of broadcasting by Wikipedia...
"Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. The audience may be the general public or a relatively large sub-audience, such as children or young adults. "DITTO!
"Yip!!!! ...... The part you identify as you - is no more than a biological TV/Computer program.
View these movies to see how you decode energy waves into physical matter.
Holographic Universe (Part 1 of 5 ) its all illusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnvM_YAwX4I
The holographic universe proves that the physical world we believe is real is in fact illusion. Energy fields are decoded by our brains into a 3D picture, to give the illusion of a physical world.
This voice inside of you ... that so often you pretend not to hear. This knowing inside of you ... that so often you ignore. This knocking at your inner door ... that so often you turn away from. This thing that pursues you over and over again, talking to you, making you think about whatever it is that you continue to turn a deaf ear to, this thing is your intuition and your connection to the divine.
Caroline Myss says that self esteem is essential in order to be able to listen to one's intuition, that it is imperative that one hones one's self esteem if one wishes to come into contact one's own divine self, and that seems to make a lot of sense. Consider that we are rarely encouraged as we go through school to pay attention to our intuition. Rather, our rational mind is extolled, and in its continual exaltation over emotions and intuition, we quickly learn to distrust emotions and intuition, and hence, in order for us to even begin to listen to our intuition, we require rather great resolve and self esteem.
In recent years much fascinating work has been done in the world of neuroscience and social psychology indicating that our erstwhile haste to disqualify the non-rational world of emotions and intuition was perhaps not well-advised because inter-disciplinary work by scientists is beginning to indicate that emotions and intuition are not only valuable adjuncts to our rational intelligence, but possibly even prime stars themselves in our quest for a balanced understanding of our world and ourselves.
But why is intuition our connection to the divine? What is the divine? Is it not the eternal part of each of us? Is it not the part of us that connects us not only to all others, but also to all creation? And if that is so, then isn't it logical (if I may use such a word in such a context) that somewhere inside of each of us there must be a connection to this divine part?
Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist, very much a Jungian at heart, wrote this:
The divine manifestation is ubiquitous,
Only our eyes are not open to it.
Awe is what moves us forward.
Live from your own center.
The divine lives within you.
The separateness apparent in the world is secondary.
Beyond the world of opposites is an unseen,
but experienced, unity and identity in us all.
Today the planet is the only proper "in group."
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
You must return with the bliss and integrate it.
The return is seeing the radiance is everywhere.
The world is a match for us.
We are a match for the world.
The spirit is the bouquet of nature.
Sanctify the place you are in.
Follow your bliss. . . .
So we must be able to connect to this divine part. Meditation is one method. Listening to our intuition is another. (And there are others as well).
We know that for most of us things don't come totally naturally. They have to be learned and practiced. And so it is with listening to our own intuition. Begin listening to that voice, to that knowing, to that knocking, to that thing that connects you to yourself in a way that reaches far beyond your physical body.
Introducing Our Second and Third Brains: We Do Think With Our Heart and Instinct
By Gabriella Kortsch
Neuro-scientists have finally done it! They have demonstrated that we have a brain in our heart and another in our intestines. What we have in each of these, in actual fact, is an extensive mass of neurons that behave in a fashion similar to the neurons contained in the brain, and that appear to function at mega-speeds, often much greater than those of our cerebral neurons.
The Second Brain
The second brain consists of about 100 billion nerve cells in the digestive tract a greater number than those in the spinal cord. Professor W. Prinz of the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich indicated to Geo Magazine that it is possible that unconscious decisions may be taken by the stomach network, which are later claimed by the main brain as conscious decisions of its own.
This second brain was brought to light by neuro-biologist Michael Gershon of New Yorks Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, author of The Second Brain. When asked if the brain in our heads influences our second brain, he replied that it does, and that we get butterflies in the stomach when the brain sends a message of anxiety to the gut. This, in turn, sends messages back to the brain that it is not happy. However and this is perhaps the most riveting part of it the brain in the gut can also work in isolation.
The Third Brain
With his revolutionary research the University of Montreals pioneer neurocardiologist Dr. J. Andrew Armour first introduced the concept of a functional heart brain in the 1990s. This brain in the heart just as the brain in the digestive tract may also act independently of the brain in the head. The size of this brain, according to Boulder Creek, Californias Institute of HeartMath, is as great as a number of the principle areas of the brain in the head. Studies discussed in Brain and Values, have shown that the consistency of the rhythm found in the heart brain is capable of changing sometimes in spectacular fashion - how effectively the thinking brain functions. In theory that means that what occurs on a feeling level, has the capacity to deeply influence what occurs on a thinking level.
In The Heartmath Solution, co-authored by Doc Childre and H. Martin, an in-depth look is taken at the heart and its association with the mind and body. This contributes to the newly emerging view of the heart as a complex, self-organized system that maintains a continuous two-way dialogue with the brain and the rest of the body. Research available at the Heartmath website and published in major medical journals demonstrates that the heart has a significant influence on the function of our brains and all our bodily systems.
What This Implies
Imagine the implications of this! Those who live by their instinct, or who listen to their gut, or who make decisions based on what their heart tells them rather than their logical brain, now know that although that may not necessarily always be the right way to go, but that this clearly shows that in order to make decisions based on all of their knowledge, they should apply not only that which their logical brain tells them, but also what their feeling brain (heart), and their instinctive brain (gut) have given them to understand.
The following was sent by Sharon Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org) on June 29, 2011
Every time you consciously align with your Presence or True Self, you are serving all of humanity by being a living example of Unity consciousness on Earth. Being present as your True Self extends your capacity to activate the pre-separation or Divine encodings within the expanded strands of your crystalline DNA and it amplifies your ability to cross over the threshold that is connecting your mind, heart and body with your Christed Estate of consciousness in the 5th Dimension.
Jeshua and Mary Magdalene
Energy is being rearranged within and around your body under the direction of your Presence in cooperation with your body elemental, the Ascended Masters and the Elohim who have elected to assist you in your ascension. As you walk through the thresholds that are taking your consciousness into the 5th dimension, you may be feeling sensations like electrical currents running through your body or hearing high-pitched sounds. This is all part of the process that your body is going through as the ancient strands of your crystalline DNA are being reactivated.
Sometimes the ancient wisdom encoded in your DNA begins to awaken memories of your star lineages as well as memories you may have from living during the last Golden Age of Atlantis. As this awakening progresses, you may also find yourself re-experiencing some of the cellular memories that have been stored within your 2-strand DNA. All memories within your DNA are being reviewed with Divine Grace by your Presence, your Ascended Master sponsors and all of the heavenly host who serve with them.
Your souls creations are also being viewed by your own Christ mind and feeling nature. These domains of your consciousness are what allow you to look upon all of your creations with equanimity. They assist you in making responsible choices based on what is still important for your learning experiences on Earth, as well as what can be directly transformed back into Source Love and Light.
These soul reviews are a great blessing. They are expanding your ascension capacities, and right now there is nothing more important than your vibration rising (or ascending) back into the unlimited consciousness of your Divine Presence. You may want to ask yourself if your relationships, your way of living, your diet and your day-to-day thoughts and feelings are really supporting your ascension and the further embodiment of your Presence. These honest self-explorations will refine and expand your ascension potential as well as keep awakening the ancient strands of your crystalline DNA, which are naturally encoded to assist you in embodying more of the Source Love and Light that was originally seeded within every cell of your body.
The only reason you have not had more access to your original Divine encoding is due to the armoring that your mind placed around your heart and eventually around the cells of your body to protect you from feeling too much pain. That armoring is not serving you during this time of the Great Shift. Your purpose is not based on protecting yourself from the suffering of the world, yet rather to see it with the compassion of a Christ, a Quan Yin or a Buddha. Your God Presence holds these immense capacities for compassion within your very own heart.
The armoring around your cells has been sustaining centuries of misinformation and yet your crystalline DNA has been maintaining your ascension frequencies so your mental, emotional and physical body would be prepared for these times! The ancient wisdom that these crystalline strands carry is connected into the supra levels of your heart and mind that are already living in Unity or Christ consciousness ~ beyond the constraints of duality thinking and the illusions that are still being carried within the 3rd and 4th dimensions of consciousness.
Earth has always been a school for learning how to live and love from the immense powers that are stored within the etheric substance of the heart. As you continue to balance the energies of love and power within your world and within your own mind and heart, you will become a conscious witness of the most glorious transformation humanity has ever experienced. What will emerge is more wonderful and more powerful than you can probably imagine. It is truly your time to walk the Earth as a Living Master and for you to demonstrate spiritual dominion within your own life so you can be a living demonstration to all those around you.
The following was also sent by Lou Bognon (email@example.com)
Meditation/Prayer for July 2011
Todays focus of meditation is our individual and collective power to really make a difference.
With this in mind, and knowing that every action has a ripple effect, I come to encourage us to remind each other today of what is truly important here and now...
It is time we all stop saying, thinking or feeling that we are too small to make any difference if all the drops of rain were to ever think this way there would only ever be deadly drought all over. Every drop counts and nowhere more so than there, where is no water.
It is time to stop talking about and really starting to make a difference: in our own lives first then in the lives of those closest to us: family, friends, neighbors Like dew drops, every effort can be collected, harvested and shared to alleviate the thirst or need of someone.
It is time to stop believing that we have no time for this, that or the other. Time is an illusion and yet a very real and precious one at that, so we all have to play along within its defined atoms. Every instant lost is like trying to watch a movie on TV and then go to the kitchen repeatedly for a snack before the commercials. After a few such snack-breaks we all loose the plot.
This can be said for our relationships with self, with others, with our health, our dreams etc in short: it is Time to be Present.
It is time to stop the litany of excuses frankly nobody really ever wants to hear or even believe any excuse what we do not do, do not say or do not give is always lost whether we ourselves believe it or not. So, let us write that book, start that project, form that group, help that neighbor, read that article, acknowledge that person, be the Peace and Love we wish to see.
It is time for us to continually express gratitude for all people and things in our awareness. Ours is the reality we have called forth, whether we like, know, and recognize it or not.
It is time to finally apply the law of fingers: each time we point our finger at someone or something, there remains three other fingers pointing back at us. They remind us to ask ourselves some of these questions:
What about me? Am I that perfect or can I still learn and improve?
How responsible am I for this?
Why do I refuse to see myself as the Creator of this unpleasant reality?
And finally let us never forget that the entire universe only uses two letters of all the infinitude of existing alphabets, namely: O and K.
Whatever we are saying, feeling, thinking, the universe is permanently re-arranging its atoms to agree with us and it goes like this:
We think: I cant do this .and the universe goes: OK
We say: I Am too small and the universe says: OK
We say I can do this and the universe says OK
And so it is with every breathe we take!
Let us pray together beloved friends slowly and in full presence so as to integrate the value of these sacred prayers words:
I am a child of The Light. I love the Light. I serve the Light. I am protected, illuminated, provided for and sustained by the Light. I bless the Light.
I am the governing Love, Wisdom and Power, with its intending, intelligent activity, which is acting today, in every single thing that I say or do. I command this infinite activity to take place every instant of the day and be the sustaining guard about me, that I move, speak or act only in divine order.
And so it is.
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