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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Buddhist Inspiration ..

If you want to understand suffering you must look into the situation at hand. The teachings say that wherever a problem arises it must be settled right there. Where suffering lies is right where non-suffering will arise, it ceases at the place where it arises. If suffering arises you must contemplate right there, you don't have to run away. You should settle the issue right there. One who runs away from suffering out of fear is the most foolish person of all. He will simply increases his stupidity endlessly.

Anomaly Gallery

Another martian landscape of interest ...

The Law of Higher Will

From the viewpoint of our separate self and smaller will, it's normal to act on the basis of our own desires and preferences. When we surrender our smaller self and will to the guidance of a higher will and dedicate our actions for the highest good of ALL concerned, we feel an inspired glow at the center of our life.

The Alien DNA Paradigm

Recommended link: The Alien DNA Paradigm
A Sydney, Australia abduction experience from 1992, with biological evidence, became the subject of the world's first DNA PCR "alien abduction" related investigation, yielding intriguing results that have suggested fascinating new lines of investigation and speculation.Born in 1964, in Lebanon, Peter Khoury migrated to Australia in 1973. He met his future wife, Vivian in 1981, marrying in 1990. They have 2 children. What might be Peter's first encounter with a UFO occurred in Lebanon in the summer of 1971 at age 7. He and seven other children had gone up onto the flat rooftop of his neighbour's house to play. Peter was the last to walked through a heavy door that leads onto the roof. He then saw all his friends "frozen" like statues in front of him, while a silent egg-shaped craft hovered above. All eight children later found themselves on the ground floor after some time had elapsed, with no memory of the intervening period.In Sydney, during February 1988, Peter and Vivian saw a strange light doing extraordinary movements in conjunction with a beam of light more...

The World's first DNA PCR investigation of Biological Evidence from an Alien Abduction

This research programme began as an attempt to test the reality of alien abduction claims by applying a scientific forensic focus. The Peter Khoury case study was found to have startling implications apart from confirming the credibility of Peter Khoury's experience. It provided a breakthrough focus on the possible nature of the alien beings that may be involved and what may be going on in alien abduction experiences. Further, the extraordinary case study revealed a fascinating opportunity at focusing on an alien DNA paradigm and ultimately a global alien DNA nexus, where-in evidence is indicating that there appears to have been "intelligent intervention" by what we refer to as aliens, and that evidence for this may also be found in human DNA signatures, particularly among those indigenous cultures that have potent claims of "sky being" lore, and areas with rich and long historical focuses of UFO activity...READ MORE...

Seen an alien? Call Mary

He might have left Earth to go home but E.T. still visits. OK, it might not be the E.T. of movie fame, but beings from other planets have been dropping in on us since we left the primordial pond. That's what Mary Rodwell believes, and in the Joined Up Films documentary My Mum Talks to Aliens, she goes on a 10-day mission to convince eldest son Chris Rodwell that she's not barking mad. It's easy to scoff at alien abductions and conspiracy theorists. But bear in mind it was only 500 or so years ago Christopher Columbus sailed around the globe, staggering the world because he didn't fall off, while Copernicus laid down the foundations for modern cosmology. And Christians believe the Son of God visited Earth performing miracles, including rising from the dead. Mary Rodwell, a trained midwife, grief counsellor, meditation practitioner and a Perth resident for 19 years until last year when she moved to Queensland, does not sound delusional. She is convinced that advanced intelligent life forms visit us and that the public needs to know this. Why? Because mankind's evolution depends on it. The UK-born grandmother feels compelled to be a support to victims of alien abduction who have nobody else to turn to. Mary is not an "experiencer" - she hasn't met aliens or been sucked into a UFO. "I have laughed and said it is about time they show themselves to me because I am their best PR agent on the planet," she said....READ MORE...

UFO - Avebury, England 17-7-2007 Multiple UFO Sighting by three people

A Tryst With The Ancient Ones

A lightning bolt and the ritual is complete
The lone figure stands with arms held high ... aloft
The mark of infinity carved in the rock ... the anvil of power
The role play heralding the result ... a tryst with the ancient ones ... the elders

... now a certainty
Ambassadors wait to unite on a physical world
Now that the vibrations match and a door swings open wide.

Extract taken from 'A Victorious Dawn' written by Matthew James September 2003

TSA Agent Speaks Out About Uselessness of New Pat Downs

'Passengers may be unhappy over long lines and enhanced security at the airports, but it’s a feeling shared by many at TSA. “There’s a lot more tension both by officers, fellow officers, and passengers,” one Pittsburgh TSA officer told KDKA’s Jon Delano in an exclusive interview. TSA officers don’t like the new aggressive pat-downs of passengers either. “I truly feel that it is morally and ethically wrong to do it,” the agent noted. “This does not make flying safer. It’s just taking away American citizens rights"...Read more

Anomaly Gallery

More interesting structures from the Martian surface (Sorry if anyone is getting bored with the regular appearance of these anomalies ... but there are plenty more yet to be published!)

The Law of Unity

We are all connected, all bearing the seed of Divinity. This is the way we start, and the way we develop into eternity. It is only while in third dimension physical form, and because of the greater separation of our higher self from the personality, we experience the illusion that we stand alone. Fear enters our emotional body because of this illusion and begins to close more profoundly our connection to the Source. Also, when we experience great soul growth, in some small but profound manner, all benefit. All substance in this Universe flows to us and through us. We are All.

Feds Illegally Raid New Mexico Farm School Without Warrant and Find Nothing but Fresh Produce

'The government terror campaign against innocent civilians continues with a recent report in the Santa Fe New Mexican about a September raid on a small farming school that left children and administrators in shock. According to the report, officials paid a surprise and unwarranted visit to the Camino de Paz Montessori School and Farm in Cuarteles, New Mexico, on September 21 to search for marijuana -- but they ended up needlessly terrorizing small children and finding only tomato plants in the process....Read more:

Bringing Inspiration into Form

Every craftsperson has a toolbox full of tools and a number of techniques to help them bring inspiration into form. In the same way, throughout our lives, we have discovered our own life tools and techniques—the ways and means that have helped us create our lives up to this point. Sometimes we forget about the tools and skills we’ve acquired, and we wonder why we aren’t moving forward. At times like these, it might just be a matter of remembering what we already know, and rediscovering the tools we already have at our disposal. In the process of becoming who we are and creating our lives, we have all gone through the experience of being inspired to do something and then finding the tools we needed to do it. If we look back, we may be able to remember that we used, for example, the tool of writing every day in order to clarify our intentions. We may also have used the tools of ritual, meditation, or visualization to make something happen. In addition, we may have been fueled by a new idea about how the universe works, which is what gave us the inspiration to use these tools. In order for ideas to be powerful, they must be imbued with the energy of our engagement with them, and in order for tools to be effective they must be put to use. This sounds obvious, but often we fall into the habit of thinking we are engaging with ideas and using tools by virtue of the fact that we are reading about them, or listening to other people talk about them. In truth, using our tools is a very personal action, one we must take on behalf of ourselves. Like artists, we are each unique and no two of us will receive the same inspiration, nor will we bring it into form in the same two ways. To discover the truth of our own vision, we must take action by remembering our tools and putting them to use.

Quotes For The Day

"The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced." -- Aart Van Der Leeuw

"I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible." -- William James

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true." -- Niels Bohr

"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge." -- Copernicus

"Curiouser and curiouser!" -- Lewis Carroll

Image Of The Day

Long Meg & Her Daughters, Cumbria - field sketch
original image Matthew James

Aliens DO exist (or so half the British public believes)

If you are a down-to-earth sort, this might sound slightly alien – but almost half of Britons believe in little green men. A poll of more than 2,000 adults found that 44 per cent are of the opinion extra-terrestrial life exists. Men have the most faith in alien beings, with 46 per cent of those surveyed for the Royal Society, the country’s most prestigious scientific body, claiming that we are not alone in the universe. And interest in ‘life but not as we know it’ does not end there, with more than a third of those questioned saying we should be actively trying to make contact with ET. But that mission is made all the more difficult because opinion is divided on exactly what we’re looking for....READ MORE...

Is Wi-Fi frying our brains? Fears that cloud of 'electrosmog' could be harming humans

As winter arrives with a vengeance, the last of this year’s glorious autumn leaves are falling in our parks and woodlands. But this week came worrying evidence that Mother Nature is not the only force denuding our trees of their foliage. Research in the Netherlands suggested that outbreaks of bleeding bark and dying leaves which have blighted the country’s urban trees may be caused by radiation from the Wi-Fi ­networks now so integral to life in offices, schools and homes. is not the existence of these radio waves that is the problem so much as the use we make of them. Rather than being emitted at a constant rate, technology demands they are ‘pulsed’ in short and frequent bursts which appear to be far more biologically harmful. Not the least is their impact on our ability to reproduce. It is well documented that average male sperm counts are falling by two per cent a year. Many causes have been suggested, from stressful lifestyles to poor diet and ­hormones in our water supplies.But studies in infertility clinics show problems with sperm dying off or not moving properly are most common in men who use mobiles extensively. This has also been demonstrated in the laboratory. Mobiles are not the only problem. Many laptops are now equipped with Wi-Fi which sends out pulses every second as it maintains contact with the nearest access point. Young men with these devices on their laps are submitting their testicles to strong EMFs at close range, oblivious to the damage they may be doing to their chances of future fatherhood. EMFS have also been shown to affect the brain, suppressing production of melatonin, the hormone controlling whether we feel happy or sad. In 2004, researchers at the University of Malaga found that significant exposure to EMFs increases the chances of developing depression 40-fold. They also linked electrosmog to headaches, irritability, unusual tiredness and sleeping disorders. (Daily Mail)

Monday, 29 November 2010

The Law of No Judgements

The Universal Spirit does not judge us; judgements are human inventions, a means to compare, contrast and control as we judge ourselves against artificial, and often idealistic standards of perfection, morality or truth. Under the law of equalities, our judgements attract judgement to us in equal measure. The life/karmic review conducted by yourself after death is a condition of living in duality/third dimension.

"What's The Score?" -- Seasiders Vs The Red Devils

The BIG test for The Seasiders with the visit of the Red Devils (Man Utd) to Bloomfield Rd. Surely after Man Utd's recent 7 goal demolition of Blackburn, the result of this game is a foregone conclusion? The spread suggests otherwise with no obvious score in the spread. There is a humorous reference to the two managers at the top ... 'The Fool' representing Ian Holloway in the left corner (Blackpool) against 'The Emperor' in the right corner which represents Alex Ferguson. Surely the superiority of Man Utd is on these cards somewhere? The World card is on Blackpool's side providing some kind of protective veil ... with the Death card appearing on the Man Utd side which is a portend that last appeared in a home game when WBA had two sendings off! The game is hinted at being fairly balanced with Temperance at the bottom. The spread suggests there will only be 'the Ace Of Wands' between the two managers. Wishful thinking reads this as a portend of the first 'one' appearing in Man Utd's stats this season ... there first defeat. Surely not? Instinct errs on caution to predict a Blackpool win. However... the spread seems to point in the direction of a shock result. Not another 7 v 1 or a 6 v 0 ... but a surprise result.

The Complete idiots Guide to Wikileak's Document Dump

'Wikileaks, following much media fanfare (reason for suspicion right there) has just released a huge number of documents supposedly leaked to WikiLeaks and no other websites'. The media is denouncing this as a threat to the United States while US politicians wring their hands and wonder when they will be free of the curse of the First Amendment and all that troublesome nonsense about Freedom of Speech.

Many observers think this is a propaganda set up and that neither Julian Assange or WikiLeaks should be taken at face value. After all, Julian Assange keeps insisting there was no 9-11 conspiracy and the 9-11 truth movement a "distraction."

Apparently Julian Assange has patented conspiracy and nobody else may expose one except himself!...Read more...

Anomaly Gallery

An image for the 'open minded' only. It is an an uncovered image from Google Mars which appears to provide very strong evidence of life on Mars. Look closely at the image (It's perhaps best to actually double click the image for a larger version) ... there are what seems numerous life forms in this image!!

A Realm Of Thought

Programmed into evolution
Fooled into thinking slowly
Made to accept the contrived
Lies made over the centuries
To hide and to lose the path

A realm of thought
Which is not how it is
Merely a world of construction
Into which infinite consciousness
Has been fooled into
Venturing to ...

Extract taken from 'Within A Contrived World' written by Matthew James March 2009


The mitre on the head of the goddess Cybele is striking similarity to the 'fish head' of the God Dagon. The Great Goddess of Asia Minor is the oldest true Goddess known, predating the Goddesses of the Sumerian and Egyptians by at least 5,000 years. Cybele was worshipped in Rome and was also called the "Magna Mater", or the great queen mother goddess, which evolved into Catholic Mariology. Originally a Phrygian goddess, Cybele (sometimes given the etymology "she of the hair" if her name is Greek, not Phrygian, but more widely considered of Luwian origin, from Kubaba) (Roman equivalent: Magna Mater or 'Great Mother') was a manifestation of the Earth Mother goddess who was worshipped in Anatolia from Neolithic times. Like Gaia or her Minoan equivalent Rhea, Cybele embodies the fertile earth, a goddess of caverns and mountains, walls and fortresses, nature, wild animals (especially lions and bees). Her title 'Mistress of the Animals' (potnia theron) which is also associated with the Minoan Great Mother, alludes to her ancient Paleolithic roots. She is a life-death-rebirth deity. Her consort, whose cult was introduced , is her son Attis.Cybele was supposed to have been born on Mount Ida in Asia Minor; this is the source of her epithet more...

The Law of Intuition

We can only get in touch with our own source of intuition and wisdom when we no longer depend upon others' opinions for our sense of identity or worth. Do we value and trust our own intuition, or do we value and transfer authority to the opinions of others over our own inner feelings? Our intuition becomes more profound when we claim our own sacred identity.

Some Buddhist Inspiration ... "Tantra"

A single word or expression in tantra can have four different meanings. Corresponding to the four levels of interpretation. These levels are known as the four modes of understanding. They are:

1 the literal meaning;
2 the general meaning;
3 the hidden meaning;
and 4 the ultimate meaning.

Anomaly Gallery - Mars Once More

'Conditioned minds' would have no worries accepting that there is water in this image if they were told it was an image from planet Earth. However, how will the 'conditioned minds' cope when they realise this image is in fact from Mars? It is an unearthed image from Google Mars ... negative imaging & hue adjustment 'tuned' into this ... which is potentially the real Mars. What is it in this image .... if it is not water? And, if it wasn't water ... why the need to hide such landscapes behind image tampering?

Welcome to the Food Wars: Patriot Act for Food

'Need a good laugh? Check out the bizarre reasoning offered in support of the Patriot Act for Food (S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act), which the U.S. Senate will vote on shortly (likely Monday). From a need to stop food smuggling, to the law is too old, to the terrorists are gonna get us, elites sure are shy on brains when it comes to credible propaganda. They must be drinking fluoridated water and smoking Monsanto marijuana, or hoping you are....Read more

Quotes ... for today

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.” -- Dag Hammarskjold

Image Of The Day

~Protection Sigil~
original artwork Matthew James

Living for Ourselves

Most of us come to a point in our lives when we question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us come to realize that we may be living our lives in an effort to make our parents happy. This realization can dawn when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. We may feel shocked or depressed by this information, but we can trust that it is coming to us at this time because we are ready to find out what it would mean to live our lives for ourselves, following the call of our own soul, and refusing any longer to be beholden to someone else’s expectations. One of the most common reasons we are so tied into making our parents, or others, happy, is that we were not properly mirrored when we were children. We were not honored as individuals in our own right, with a will and purpose of our own, to be determined by our own unfolding. As a result, we learned to look outside of ourselves for approval, support, and direction rather than look within. The good news is that the part of us that was not adequately nurtured is still there, inside us, like a seed that has not yet received the sunlight and moisture it needs to open and to allow its inner contents to unfurl. It is never too late to provide ourselves with what we need to awaken this inner being. There are many ways to create a safe container for ourselves so that we can turn within and shine the light of awareness there. We may join a support group, go to therapy, or start a practice of journaling every day for half an hour. This experience of becoming is well worth the difficult work that may be required of us to get there. In whatever process we choose, we may feel worse before we feel better, but we will ultimately find out how to live our lives for ourselves and how to make ourselves happy.

GOP Rep. Asks Clinton to Declare WikiLeaks a ‘Foreign Terrorist Organization’

'A Republican Congressman from New York has invented a new definition for the word "terrorism" that doesn't require guns, bombs, vast underground networks of sleeper cells, a criminal conspiracy or even violence. All that's needed to be a terrorist, according to Rep. Peter King, is a website and some inconvenient information.

That's why King sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday, demanding that whistleblower website WikiLeaks be deemed a "foreign terrorist organization" and it's founder declared a terror ringleader....Read more:

Have they found the elixir of eternal youth? Scientists reverse the ageing process in landmark trial

The secret of eternal youth has been unlocked by scientists in remarkable research that paves the way for a ‘forever young’ drug. Lives could be longer and healthier, free from illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease, with skin and hair retaining its youthful lustre. Such a drug might allow men and women to have children naturally until they are a ripe old more...

Sunday, 28 November 2010

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA

'Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion....Read more:

A Sign of Things to Come?: Millions of Australians Cashless in Bank Glitch

'One of Australia's biggest banks is scrambling to process payments to millions of customers, who potentially face days of uncertainty about when they will be able to access their money. A corrupted file in the National Australia Bank's computers on Wednesday jammed its payment system, hitting customers from a range of banks who rely on the NAB to process payments. The bank, which last night was considering opening extra branches during the weekend, could not say when the problem would be fixed. It had hoped to resolve the problem on Thursday. Advertisement: Story continues below The Herald has been inundated by anxious NAB customers, some of whom had checked online to find their past month's transactions rubbed out and their accounts credited with nothing....Read more:


They stood in a unreachable clearing within a dense patch of woodland;
a human town nestled in the valley close by
Their craft stood behind them hidden by a technology beyond human comprehension;
their latest experiment had heralded a pleasing result
They had successfully made contact with one of their sleeping operatives in the field
A ‘changeling’ who had been switched at birth with a human child...
Unbeknown to either the child or its parents it was of non-human origin
a result of a hybrid cloning project which involved several star systems in the universe.

The child had reached the age where the next stage in the development was necessary;
the human consciousness had to be merged with the alien;

and the merging monitored perfectly;
there had been a number of failures; humans developing ahead of their time ...

Extract taken from 'Thief Of Time' written by Matthew James Jan 2003

Some Buddhist Inspiration ...

If the first true fact is that life in general is not easy, we should certainly not expect that seeing the nature of our mind will be simple. The actual nature of mind, on any level, is not very obvious. Even to identify and recognize correctly what is mind is extremely difficult. Just to start to try to see it, we need strong motivation. We need to be clear about why we would like to see the nature of our mind---The Gelug/Kagyu tradition of Mahamudra

The Power Of Disengagement

For better or worse, many people have been raised to believe that communicating in an honest and open way will not get them what they want. They have learned, instead, to play mind games or go on power trips in the service of their ego’s agenda. People stuck in this outmoded and inefficient style of communication can be trying at best and downright destructive at worst. We may get caught up in thinking we have to play the same games in order to defend ourselves, but that will only lead us deeper into confusion and conflict. The best way to handle people like this is to be clear and honest with them As with all relationships and situations in our lives, we must look within for both the source of our difficulties and the solution. Reacting to the situation by getting upset will only entrench us more deeply in the undesirable relationship. Only by disengaging, becoming still, and going within can we begin to see what has hooked us into the mess in the first place. We will most likely find unprocessed emotions that we can finally fully feel and release into the stillness we find in meditation. The more we are able to do this, the less we will be bothered by the other person’s dramas and the more we will be free to respond in a new way. In the light of our new awareness, the situation will untangle itself and we will slowly break free. Whenever people come into our lives, they have come for a reason, to show us something about ourselves that we have not been able to see. When unhealthy people try to hook us into their patterns with mind games and power trips, we can remind ourselves that we have something to learn here and that a part of us is calling out for healing. This takes the focus off the troubling individual and puts it back on us, giving us the opportunity to change the situation from the inside out.

Image Of The Day

original artwork Matthew James

The Law of Magnetic Impulse

Also known as the first step towards marriage, or the law of the polar union. It results in an eventual union between the man or atom and the group which produces harmonious group relations. It is also known as the law of the polar union, and the symbol is two fiery balls united by a triangle of fire, thus picturing the triple interplay between all atomic structures. The ray energy is radiatory energy of the 2nd ray. Manifesting factor.

Fourth powerful blast rocks Pike River mine

A powerful explosion rocked the Pike River Coal mine near Greymouth shortly about 1.55pm today. It was the fourth explosion in the mine since a blast on November 19 trapped 29 men in the mine, and another blast on Wednesday dashed any hopes that they might be found alive. A third explosion rocked the mine on Friday afternoon, within five minutes of the time of the first explosion which led to the tragedy. There were no injuries from today's explosion and people working near the entrance to the mine were moved away from the area for their safety. Superintendent Dave Cliff said the latest explosion demonstrated the volatility of the environment surrounding the mine. "Our focus continues to be on the safety of those people working at the mine site and the recovery team. We are doing all we can to progress the recovery operation, however the explosion reinforces the risks involved in working in this environment and the requirement to put people's safety first." NZPA was told that today's explosion blew away some of the infrastructure on top of the ventilation more...

Anomaly Gallery

A look, perhaps, at the real Mars ... the image 'uncovered' from Google Mars material via negative imaging and hue adjustment. There are a number of anomalies of interest in the image indicated by the read arrows.

EU Bans BPA-Containing Baby Bottles

'The European Commission has banned the use of baby bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) from the early next year, fearing it may pose harm to children.

The compound may affect the development of the immune system and its response in young children, the commission said. Parents "can be sure that as of mid-2011 plastic infant feeding bottles will not include BPA," said John Dalli, commissioner in charge of health and consumer policy...Read more:

US Government Seizure of the Internet has Begun; DHS Takes Over 76 Websites

'As part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous "Department of Justice" logo on the web site....Read more:

Quotes ... for today

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.” -- Eknath Easwaran "

… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint." -- Jacob Needleman

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Ouroboros is an ancient alchemy symbol depicting a snake or dragon [DNA] swallowing its own tail, constantly creating itself and forming a circle. It is the Wheel of Time - The Alchemy Wheel - 12 Around 1 to manifest grid programs that give the illusion of linear time allowing souls to experience emotions. Ouroboros is associated with Alchemy, Gnosticism and Hermetics. It represents the cyclical nature of things, eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end.

In some representations the serpent is shown as half light and half dark, echoing symbols such as the Yin Yang, which illustrates the dual nature of all things, but more importantly, that these opposites are not in conflict. The serpent or dragon eating its own tail has survived from antiquity and can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, circa 1600 B.C.E. From there it passed to Phoenicia and then to the Greek philosophers, who gave it the name Ouroboros ("the tail-devourer"). The ouroboros has several meanings interwoven into it. Foremost is the symbolism of the serpent biting, devouring, eating its own tail. This symbolizes the cyclic Nature of the Universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal. In the above drawing, from a book by an early Alchemist, Cleopatra, the black half symbolizes the Night, Earth, and the destructive force of nature, yin. the light half represents Day, Heaven, the generative, creative force, more...

The Law of Mentalism

THE ALL is MIND" The All is substantial reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know as empirical. The material universe, phenomena, matter, energy and all that is apparent to our material senses. It is spirit undefinable, unknowable, and thought of as a universal, infinite, living mind. This Law explains the true nature of energy, power and matter. The Universe is mental in nature, and mental transmutation is the art of changing the conditions of the universe, along the lines of matter, force, and mind. The atom of matter, the unit of force, the mind of man, and the being of the arch-angel are all but degrees in one scale, and all fundamentally the same. The difference is solely a matter of degree and rate of vibration. All are creations of the All, and have their existence solely within the Infinite Mind of the All.

"Open Arms"

Journey live in 1982

Quotes ... for today

“Family life! The United Nations is child's play compared to the tugs and splits and need to understand and forgive in any family.” -- May Sarton

“Those who have children can become masters of patience, endurance, and steadfastness, because children will test you at every turn. …The way to make our children patient and loving is to be that way ourselves.” -- Eknath Easwaran

Spain, Portugal and Belgium Set to Follow Ireland into Abyss as Debt Crisis Threatens to Destroy the Euro

'New fears have been raised about the future of the euro with the domino effect of faltering economies spreading today. The latest nation to get sucked into the crisis is Belgium after market traders pushed the cost of insuring the country’s debt to record levels.

The rising cost of Belgium’s debt is now 100 per cent of annual national income. That is raising concerns the country could join Portugal, Spain and Italy on the growing list of countries that could be heading for a financial crisis along with stricken Ireland....Read more:

The 'War on Terror' is a Fraud

'The US is today, albeit temporarily, the world’s foremost power. It is a country whose people are blessed with wonderful qualities of the head and heart. They are honest, hardworking problem solvers, large-hearted, decent and deeply innocent. The emergence of the US as a power with the greatest ever reaches in human history is the result of a conscious and sustained effort on the part of Washington to make America a great power.
Central to this nation-building process was the key emphasis on cultivating and creating knowledge of nature, and of the high-level of integrity and commitment of the average American. However, the evolution of the US Public State, as a genuine democracy with the ability to unify mankind on a broad basis, has been derailed consistently, and perhaps irreversibly, by corporate cliques that have taken the US on the path of global conquest and exploitation of the poor but resource-rich countries.

This path will eventually lead to USA’s defeat, beginning in Central Asia, and its rapid and bloody decline in a decade or two, unless, of course, the Americans can bring to book those criminal cabals which currently control, chain and exploit this great nation....Read more:

Anomaly Gallery

Interesting 'plumes' of an unknown origin within a crater in a central area of Mars. But what is the cause of these plumes .....?
A close up of the base of one these 'plume' anomalies ... what is the substance seen to be escaping into the atmosphere of Mars ... and what lies below the clear vent-like opening in this image?

U.S. warns Britain over new WikiLeaks revelations that will 'expose corruption between allies'

David Cameron was warned last night by America that damaging secrets of the ‘special relationship’ are about to be laid bare. The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain. The website is on the verge of revealing almost 3million documents, including thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables sent to Washington from the American embassy in London. The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.
Assessments of David Cameron’s election chances and his private assurances to U.S. officials may also be included, Government sources believe. They fear they will emerge on Sunday in co-ordinated releases in newspapers in Britain, Germany and America. The British government is so worried that last night it issued a D-Notice, warning that publishing the secrets could compromise national security. The website has previously released secret details of allied military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.(Daily Mail)

Friday, 26 November 2010

Ipod Playlist of the Day

Journey - Top 30 Most Played

Image Of The Day

original photograph Matthew James

"What's The Score?" -- Seasiders Vs Bolton

Not the best portends for The Seasiders indicated here. Bolton Wanderers, fifth in the league and at home ... it seems ominous for Blackpool. This spread seems to show Bolton with several goals scored by different characters ... plenty of attack from Blackpool but are any of the chances taken. Wishful thinking would hope for a draw at full time ... which seems the best they could hope for with the all attack by Bolton shown in this spread. A goal keeper error ... fatal or a close call. Blackpool the underdogs but fearless ... but is it enough?

Update 29th November 2010
Indeed ... it ended up a 2 v 2 draw at full time. Bolton scored 'several goals' (Several implies more than one) ... two different goal scorers.

Global warming has slowed down over the past 10 years, say scientists

The rate at which global temperatures are rising has slowed in the past decade, scientists said today. In a report published today, the Met Office said the slow in the rate of warming was down to a combination of natural variation in the weather and pollution. Scientists say one of the major factors is the rise in heavy industry and pollutant 'aerosols', particularly in Asia. An upsurge in industrial emissions such as sulphur which are being pumped into the atmosphere reflects sunlight and could lead to a cooling effect. Changes in the amount of water vapour in the stratosphere may also be a factor, the report suggests. The admission will be seized upon by climate sceptics as evidence that man-made global warming has been overstated. Since the 1970s, the long-term rate of global warming has been around 0.16C a decade but that slowed in the last 10 years to between 0.05C - 0.13C depending on which of the three major temperature record series are used. Vicky Pope, head of climate science advice, said: 'The warming trend has decreased slightly. There's still a warming trend but it's not as rapid as it was before. 'The question is why has that happened. It's a question that sceptics often bring up.' However researchers from the Met Office say there is still a warming trend over the 10 years since 2000 and the decade was the hottest on record. They also said a lack of data from the Arctic, where warming has been particularly strong in the last 10 years, and changes to the way sea surface temperatures are measured have led to an underestimate of the rate at which temperatures are rising. And while the UK is currently experiencing a cold snap and last year had the harshest winter for 30 years, the scientists said the evidence for man-made global warming had grown even stronger in the past year. Dr Pope said for global warming it was important to look at the global picture - which last year saw many parts of the world experience very warm temperatures even while the UK was gripped by snow and ice. And she said: 'We are starting to see changes in the climate even in the UK which we can link to global warming. We're seeing more heatwaves and seeing fewer of these cold winters....READ MORE...

Oxygen found on Saturn moon: Nasa spacecraft discovers Rhea has thin atmosphere rich in O2

Saturn's second-largest moon Rhea has a thin atmosphere filled with oxygen and carbon dioxide, scientists said today. The discovery by Nasa’s Cassini-Huygens mission is the first time a spacecraft has captured direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere on a world other than Earth. The presence of the moon’s exosphere was confirmed by instruments on the Cassini probe which orbits Saturn and its moons. The mission reveals that the atmosphere of Rhea, Saturn’s second largest moon at 1500 km wide, is extremely thin and is sustained by high energy particles bombarding its icy surface and kicking up atoms, molecules and ions into the atmosphere. The findings were published today in the journal Science. The density of oxygen is about 5 trillion times less dense than in Earth’s atmosphere. 'The new results suggest that active, complex chemistry involving oxygen may be quite common throughout the solar system and even our universe,' said Dr Ben Teolis, the study’s lead auithor from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. ‘Such chemistry could be a pre-requisite for life. All evidence from Cassini indicates Rhea is too cold and devoid of the liquid water necessary for life as we know it.’ Dr Geraint Jones, from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, said:'The discovery of this tenuous atmosphere provides key information on how radiation can drive chemistry on icy surfaces throughout the universe.' (Daily Mail)

GGN- NewsBulletin :: November 23, 2010

Some Buddhist Inspiration ...

With the realization of ones own potential and self-confidence in ones ability, one can build a better world. According to my own experience, self-confidence is very important. That sort of confidence is not a blind one; it is an awareness of ones own potential. On that basis, human beings can transform themselves by increasing the good qualities and reducing the negative qualities.

99% of British Public Say 'Get us Out of EU'

'A massive wave of public support was last night surging behind the Daily Express’s crusade to liberate Britain from the stranglehold of Brussels. An exclusive poll conducted on the first day of our crusade showed an astonishing 99 per cent of people agree we should quit the European Union.

In an indication of the strength of public feeling on the issue, the poll saw the biggest ever response to a Daily Express phone survey, with tens of thousands of people swamping our switchboards....Read more:

Rough Boy

Music video by ZZ Top

Anomaly Gallery

This looks suspiciously like pools of water ... if it was a photograph of rock pools here on Earth there wouldn't be a problem accepting the obvious. But because of the indoctrination relating to Mars, when faced with the knowledge this image is of Mars ... the image will suddenly be seen in a different light and the possibility that this is indeed water will be dismissed.

Kangaroo Totem Animal

The red kangaroo is Australia's largest marsupial. Like all kangaroos, it has extremely powerful and large hind-legs which it uses to locomote through bounding leaps. The red kangaroo is found throughout arid and semi-arid parts of Australia. They are social, and congregate in 'mobs.' Males compete for groups of females, and defend them against other males through body language and fighting or 'boxing.' Females can produce 3 young every two years. The female possesses the ability to 'suspend' giving birth to a fetus, and can keep it in a state of suspended animation until drought or times of low nutrition pass.
The red kangaroo comes into your life as the desert warrior, bringing in very strong warrior energy for both genders. This warrior energy is sometimes considered exclusively masculine, but everyone needs strength, leadership and decisiveness in their lives and red kangaroo demonstrates this. He comes into your life to tell you that even though situations look grim, or support may be sparse, you possess all the qualities to be a warrior and fight for what is necessary in order to nourish you.
- Red kangaroo brings issues of movement into our lives. Generally, he tells us that we are not being swift enough, and that we should stop thinking about where we're going, and start moving instinctively.
- Red kangaroo tells us that we must take responsibility for our actions. Only in doing so are we able to take pride in them, and recognise not only our mistakes, but also our successes.
- Red kangaroo teaches us desert wisdom, and suggests that at this time, you might need to avoid excess (food, lifestyle etc.) and make your lifestyle more 'sparse.' Make your environment, even if only temporarily, reflect the desert - if it doesn't already - and this will become a strength and source of peace.
- Red kangaroo comes into your life to lend you the energy of endurance, and support you through a tough time. He helps you 'fight it out,' and will stay for as long as he is needed. - All kangaroos teach us about family and hierarchy. It is important to recognise that our role in family is important, and where we sit on the hierarchy is crucial. If we are battling too strongly against it, or resist 'fitting in', kangaroo comes along to tell you that you are a part of your family - whether they are blood or not - and that you must accept your place in the hierarchy, no matter what it is.
- All kangaroos come into our life and tell us how to assess obstacles instinctively. Instead of staring at our problems and never dealing with them, kangaroo gives us the power to notice them and then immediately clear them with a big bounding leap of thought, realisation, or literal movement. It is time for you to give away thought, it is not benefiting you at this more...

Quotes For The Day

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.” -- Eknath Easwaran

"… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint." -- Jacob Needleman

The Law of Intention.

When a person's intention is held in the mind and action of the physical effort does not follow, people create false impressions of self. He or she thinks self is good or better than actions prove. Energy must follow intention for that which is perceived as good to happen. When an act of kindness is performed and intention is such that one wishes to be recognized for goodness, or has underlying motivation which is not of the higher order, higher rewards will not be forthcoming. Intention and effort must be of the higher vibration to gain or create spiritual accomplishment and reward. If a person gives a promise to another to do something and has an intention to do so, but does not follow through with action, this becomes a lie, a breaking of one's word, and creates karma.

Image Of The Day

~Avebur Sarcen~
original image Matthew James

Desperate Fight to Save the Euro

'The euro plunged further into crisis yesterday as investors sold off Spanish, Portuguese and Belgian government bonds in record numbers on renewed fears that those nations would follow Greece and Ireland into the financial emergency ward, undermining confidence in the single currency.

The spreading contagion suggests that the markets now view the break-up of the euro as a realistic possibility, and that "shock and awe" efforts to shore up individual economies with huge bailouts have not succeeded in insulating their neighbours from infection. Spain, in particular, is regarded as being "too big to save". Should Spain eventually need assistance it would also imply a much larger UK bilateral loan than the £8bn offered to Ireland – perhaps £20bn or £30bn...Read more:

Your Wellspring of Energy

Sometimes our lives are so busy that we treat our homes as if they were impersonal places that we merely pass through. But we can make certain that our homes truly feel like our sanctuaries by taking the time to tend to them like gardens, which need care in order to offer us the beauty of their blooms. When we take the time to treat our homes like beloved treasures, we can shift their energy from being merely places to being wellsprings for the replenishment of our energy. Consider that homes are the outer reflections of those who live within. If we feel that the current appearance clashes with how we'd like to see ourselves, it can keep us from fully allowing our light to shine. Updating our homes to reflect our inner landscape need not involve massive redecorating or a large outlay of money. Small things can make a big difference, like simply moving items so that we constantly gaze upon the things we love the most, liberating the treasures we've hidden in our closets, using our best dishes and making small repairs. Organizing and cleaning is a no-cost way to remove chaos from our homes and introduce more calm. Lovingly rejuvenating our personal space can become a creative project that increases the flow of good throughout all aspects of our lives and increases our feeling of connection. We can give old things new life by donating them to charity, opening space for newness to enter. Removing stress from our homes can be as simple as putting our bills into pretty boxes and choosing a specific time to deal with them, or removing clutter so that we and our energy can move freely throughout our space. Simplifying our space lets our imagination and energy roam free. We can choose to prioritize our homes, making them the true heart of our family's activities. Then we are free to focus on what really matters—time to ourselves, to share with loved ones, and to replenish our energy so that we have more to share with each other and with the world.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Some More Buddhist Inspiration ...

Many people think of excitement as happiness. They are thinking of something, or expecting something that they consider to be happiness, and for them, that is already happiness. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace---The Art of Power"

What is 'Spirit'?

Everyone has a Spirit within, everyone is dealing with different life situations that contribute to their outlook on life. They may not seem like Spiritual beings at times but it is there and if you can recognize that small spark in all things you will be the better for it. When you honor Spirit in others and in the world around you, you honor your Spirit as well. We are all one with the universal energy that is the one Divine Spirit that created our world and everything in it.Open your mind and heart, learn and listen to the voice of the Spirit within. You come from Spirit and you are connected to the Divine Spirit that created this Universe and all that is in it. Because you are from this one true Spirit you share in its power and abundance if you recognize it and nurture that part of yourself. Be kind to yourself and trust that inner voice, always think and act from a place of love and kindness. Every act of kindness will open your heart more and more. With an open heart you will hear the voice of Spirit, you will change your life for the better. Whether you realize it or not every positive thought and act stems from your Spiritual center (that inner voice) and you are planting the seeds of positive change in the consciousness of the entire world. So ask yourself what is Spirit? And live your best life more...

Why faces appear male or female... it depends on which part of our brain is analysing them

Faces can appear male or female depending on where they are in our field of view, a study has shown. Scientists discovered that identical facial features might be judged male when they are viewed in one part of our field of view, but thought of as female in another location. The surprising discovery is believed to be the result of 'sampling bias' in the brain, the same glitch that can skew statistical surveys. And the findings challenge a longstanding belief of neuroscientists — that how the brain sees an object should not depend on where the object is located relative to the observer. In the real world the effect is not noticed because there are so many other gender clues, such as hair and clothing.
But the relatively small grouping of neurons in the brain which analyse different parts of a scene can mislead us into classifying a face as a male or female without these extra indicators. And experiments using computer-generated faces stripped of all other gender-identifying features showed how hard the brain finds it to tell sexes apart. (Daily Mail)

Astronauts to be sent to the dark side of the moon for first time in 40 years in pre-Mars mission

Scientists are planning to explore the dark side of the Moon using a manned spacecraft for the first since since the Apollo landings of 1968.
Engineers with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin want to send up astronauts into stationary orbit above Earth's best-known natural satellite to study it further. The firm hopes to use remote controlled robots dispatched from their spacecraft to collect samples and explore the South Pole-Aitken basin on the Moon, one of the oldest craters in the solar system. Crucially they also hope it will serve as a test for a future possible mission to Mars - the six month trip would see if the equipment and the astronauts - most likely from the US - were capable of enduring long-term space travel. NASA has in the past estimated that it could take around a year to complete a round-trip to the Red Planet and back, allowing a few months to collect samples. Lockheed’s plan involves using the combined gravity of the Earth and the Moon to ensure that its craft hovers on the same spot, within sight of both planets. It has pitched what it is calling the L-2 Farside Mission Orion spacecraft to do the job, which would house both astronauts and probes. So long as NASA approves, it will give both organisations the chance to see how humans respond to lengthy doses of deep space radiation, a key problem on a longer Martian trip. (Daily Mail)

Anomaly Gallery

Natural formations on Mars? If you believe the 'official public' story of Mars that's all these can be ... but with an open mind what do you see?

TSA Turns Off Naked Body Scanners to Avoid Opt-out Day Protests

'Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.
All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. "Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown." reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. "Backscatter machines aren't being used at LAX," reported another traveler. "They're all roped off." Much the same story is being reported all across the country....Read more:

Dispersants Cause Cell Death, DNA Damage

“We’re more concerned about the dispersant and the dispersant mixed with oil–the dispersed oil, if you will–than we are about the crude oil itself.” Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems....Read more:

Image Of The Day

'The Faceless Druid'
original artwork Matthew James

The Law of Identity

This law pertains to the individual right of all to create one's own beingness. It applies to the time spent between incarnations as well as third dimension incarnational experiences. When an entity merges with the Great Central Sun/God, the entity still may separate to accomplish something, and will possess his/her individual identity.

Quotes ... for today

"Energy is equal to desire and purpose." -- Sheryl Adams

"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you." -- Wayne Dyer

Being Truly Thankful

Often when we practice being thankful, we go through the process of counting our blessings, acknowledging the wonderful people, things and places that make up our reality. While it is fine to be grateful for the good fortune we have accumulated, true thankfulness stems from a powerful comprehension of the gift of simply being alive, and when we feel it, we feel it regardless of our circumstances. In this deep state of gratitude, we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself, and our thankfulness is part and parcel of our awareness that we are one with this great mystery that is life. It is difficult for most of us to access this level of consciousness as we are very caught up in the ups and downs of our individual experiences in the world. The thing to remember about the world, though, is that it ebbs and flows, expands and contracts, gives and takes, and is by its very nature somewhat unreliable. If we only feel gratitude when it serves our desires, this is not true thankfulness. No one is exempt from the twists and turns of fate, which may, at any time, take the possessions, situations, and people we love away from us. Ironically, it is sometimes this kind of loss that awakens us to a thankfulness that goes deeper than just being grateful when things go our way. Illness and near-miss accidents can also serve as wake-up calls to the deeper realization that we are truly lucky to be alive. We do not have to wait to be shaken to experience this state of being truly thankful for our lives. Tuning in to our breath and making an effort to be fully present for a set period of time each day can do wonders for our ability to connect with true gratitude. We can also awaken ourselves with the intention to be more aware of the unconditional generosity of the life force that flows through us regardless of our circumstances.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Rothschild Countdown To World Government

Buddhist Inspiration ... for the day

Lifetimes of ignorance have brought us to identify the whole of our being with ego. Its greatest triumph is to inveigle us into believing its best interests are our best interests, and even into identifying our very survival with its own. This is a savage irony, considering that ego and its grasping are at the root of all our suffering.Yet, ego is so terribly convincing, and we have been its dupe for so long, that the thought that we might ever become egoless terrifies us. To be egoless, ego whispers to us, is to lose all the rich romance of being human, to be reduced to a colourless robot or a brain-dead vegetable.

Anomaly Gallery

Interesting anomalies ...

The Law of Grace.

This can waive the Law of Karma. When applied, this law allows a person to receive more than one deserves or works for if it is in the highest good for all. When called upon, this law allows the person to send another a healing, to do soul talk, use divine decree, etc. and not suffer the consequences of karma incurrence, or interfere with the receiver's soul plan. The wording to insert in the request is "Under the Law of Grace." Another aspect of this law is to be of higher vibration to consistently live in grace. i.e. A loving person who works diligently sending world healing to Mother Earth and all on her body, and focusing so much on this activity, while shopping she forgets her car meter has expired. In all probability her car will not receive a ticket for this expiration. This condition can not be abused or it will leave.

Analysis of the Occult Symbols Found on the Bank of America Murals

'Prominently displayed in the lobby of the Bank of America’s Corporate Center are “creepy” frescoes, filled with occult symbols. Even more unsettling is the fact that those images seem to predict events of a radical world change in the not-so-distant future. Are those murals predicting the coming of an occult New World Order? We will look at the occult meaning of the symbols found on the Bank of America frescoes...Read more:

Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City

Whitesnake .... live in concert

Image Of The Day

~ Bocastle Harbour, Devon~
original artwork Matthew James

Massive European Pyramids Discovered

'The Bosnian Pyramid, Visocica Hill, is the first European pyramid to be discovered and is located in the heart of Bosnia, in the town of Visoko.

Because of its similarities to the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, it has been named the "Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun". There are also a four more ancient structures on the site, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon, Bosnian Pyramid of the Dragon, Bosnian Pyramid of the Love and Temple of the Earth, with a paved entrance plateau and discovered underground tunnels.'

Naked Body Scanner Companies Heavily Lobbied Politicians to Push Use in Airports

'A new report has revealed that manufacturers of the invasive and dangerous new naked body scanners popping up in airports across the country more than doubled their political lobbying spending in recent years. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, scanner companies drastically upped their lobbying spending to push for expanded use of the machines under massive government contracts, and some also hired several former politicians and government officials to ensure that such efforts succeeded. L-3 Communications, for instance, a scanner manufacturer that has sold nearly $40 million worth of scanning equipment to the federal government thus far, has already spent $4.3 million this year to lobby support from Congress. And Rapiscan Systems, another scanner maker, has spent over $271,000 for lobbying purposes this year, as well as hired former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Michael Chertoff to work for the company and promote scanner use.'
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Is Wi-Fi Killing Trees? Dutch Study Shows Leaves Dying After Exposure

'Radiation from Wi-Fi networks may be damaging trees, according to a new study. Research in Holland showed that trees that were planted in close proximity to a wireless router suffered from damaged bark and dying leaves. The alarming study will raise fears that Wi-Fi radiation may also be having an effect on the human body and will lend weight to parents and teachers who have campaigned to stop wireless routers being installed in schools....Read more:

The Law of Free Will, or the Law of Choice

We in third dimension have the right to expand or contract, to bring our creative and expressive energies out into the world in positive or negative ways. This is our ultimate decision. Not all of existence lives with this law as it carries with it both the possibility of great soul growth and the ability to loose soul growth and create evil or negativity. No matter what our circumstances, we have the power to choose our direction. We also choose to be under the influence of others or choose to be an example for others. We do it with a hundred actions which lead to the circumstances we find ourselves in today. Thoughts are things and the mind is the builder. The free will we use to create mixes with our ability to love profoundly, and therefore this path reflects the duration of the time spent in attempt to merge with the Great Soul of all Creation. The Christ warned of that which could destroy the soul (not Spirit) so there is always a possibility that a soul entity on its journey could become a God-hater with diminished light and be absorbed back into the Spirit of God to become just spirit and no longer a soul with separate awareness. A goal of our higher selves is to voluntarily and willingly surrender our egos to be a perfected spirit, hanging up the Soul-Overcoat of manifestation regardless of how many lifetimes it takes.

Being a Strong Container

We often hear people telling us to ground ourselves, but we may not be sure what that means and how we might do it. Grounding ourselves is a way of bringing ourselves literally back to earth. Some of us are more prone than others to essentially leaving our bodies and not being firmly rooted in our bodies. There's nothing terribly wrong with this, but while we are living on the earth plane it is best to stay grounded in the body. One of the easiest ways to ground ourselves is to bring our attention to our breath as it enters and leaves our bodies. After about 10 breaths, we will probably find that we feel much more connected to our physical selves. We might then bring our awareness to the sensations in our bodies, moving from our head down to our feet, exploring and inquiring. Just a few minutes of this can bring us home to bodies and to the earth, and this is what it means to ground ourselves. We can go further by imagining that we have roots growing out of the bottoms of our feet, connecting us to the earth. The roots flow with us so we can we always move, but at the same time they keep us grounded. We receive powerful energy from the earth just as we do from the forms of energy we associate with the sky, and our body is a tool that brings these two energies together in a sacred union. When we are grounded, we essentially become a strong container in which our spirits can safely and productively dwell. This is why grounding ourselves every day, especially at the beginning of the day, is such a beneficial practice. Fortunately, it's as simple as bringing our conscious awareness to our bodies and the earth on which we walk.