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Thursday, 31 March 2011

More Buddhist Inspiration

When you have many excuses not to do your work, ask yourself what guarantee you have of another chance to do what needs to be done. Time lost is lost for good. No matter how much you promise to improve, no matter what good intentions you have for making it up, the time is gone for good. Feeling sorry about the situation will not bring it back. You can never buy back that precious piece of time. You may think, "Well, that piece of time has passed, but I still have a long stretch of time left." No, you do not! What guarantee is there that you will have another piece of time like this one? Wake up and stop the excuses; they never made sense before and do not make sense now. Laziness and procrastination have never worked in a sound and helpful way. It is only sound and helpful to get things moving---Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Dharma Paths

Manifestation Tools Are All Around You

Look around you. You will probably see several objects that you can use as tools to manifest your desires through the Law of Attraction. Likely, you have already used some of these objects as LOA tools in your own creative way. Whether you light a pink candle to attract love or use a green pen to attract money, it's not the use of these objects that leads to the manifestation of your desires. Instead, it is how you allow these objects affect your feelings that leads to the fruition of your more...

'San Andeas'

"I had one 'scary precognitive astral projection' last night ... the first one in several decades. It wasn't pleasant being amongst souls who were all feeling the panic of being trapped in an enclosed space when a building collapses around them ... I felt their extreme panic and confusion. It was not a pleasant experience ... when I asked 'where' and 'what' I clearly heard one voice say 'San Andreas. There had been the awareness of a loud rumbling noise below the building and then blind panic ' ....Matthew James Monday 28th March 2011

Prophets, Planets and Physicists Align On California Quake

'Several stories have been running about the likelyhood of a significant California quake sometime very soon. In addition to the increased overall activity around the Ring of Fire preceding and following Japan's mega quake, USGS geologist Jim Berkland and the Russian Institute of Physics and the Earth are forecasting an event specifically in the western United States.Influences on the earth include a disturbed magnetosphere and axis shift, greatly increased solar activity and a recent "super moon" where the moon has been the nearest to earth in 18 years. But more things are lining up.'...Read more:

Japan Nuclear Fallout Radiation in US Rainwater Now Several Thousands Times Above Drinking Water Limits

'I previously wrote about how the Federal Government decided to wait almost 2 weeks to inform the public that rainwater across the entire US is contaminated with radiation from Japan’s nuclear fallout. There is now news that what was originally reported as only tiny, harmless, minuscule amounts is now being detected at levels thousands of times greater than what is allowed drinking water....Read more:

Japan Nuclear Crisis: Evacuees Turned Away From Shelters

'Hundreds of people evacuated from towns and villages close to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are being turned away by medical institutions and emergency shelters as fears of radioactive contagion catch on....Read more:

Image Of The Day

The Blue Photon Ray .... original image Matthew James

Inspiration ... for today

“There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love -- the first fluttering of its silken wings -- the first rising sound and breath of that wind which is so soon to sweep through the soul, to purify or to destroy.” -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Daytime UFO fleet over Kazakhstan

Healing Your Sole

Our feet are home to literally thousands of nerve endings and almost seventy acupuncture points, which is why foot reflexology is so effective. By massaging and stimulating specific areas on the soles of our feet, we can provide general support for our entire body, improve sleep patterns, increase physical and mental wellbeing and also alleviate chronic conditions such as sinusitis and digestive upset. Although it is wonderful to work with an experienced foot reflexologist whenever possible, we can also develop a practice of treating ourselves to a self-reflexology treatment if we take some time for this purpose before we begin our day or in the evening to relax before going to bed. There are a number of different ways to work the soles of your feet, including walking barefoot on river stones, rolling each foot over a golf or tennis ball, or just using your fingers and hands to massage your feet. When starting a reflexology session, it’s a good idea to begin with loosening up your ankles – rotate each foot clockwise then counterclockwise about ten times. You might also want to pinch the end of your toes, which can increase circulation and drainage in your sinuses and stimulate your pituitary and pineal glands. Then you can begin massaging the ball of your foot, the arch, and the heel. If you find that an area is tender, it may indicate some distress or dysfunction occurring in the corresponding area of the body. You may want to explore what is going on with that organ or system. Whether we are able to spend just a few minutes a day on this kind of self-care or a full half hour, our efforts are never wasted. By taking responsibility for our own health and taking time every day to connect with our body, we can not only assist our body in letting go of stress and dysfunction, but we can also continue to support an ongoing sense of wellness and vitality.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

More Buddhist Inspiration

It is not good to begin many different works, saying 'This looks good; that looks good', touching this, touching that, and not succeeding in any of them. If you do not generate great desires but aim at what is fitting, you can actualise the corresponding potencies and become an expert in that. With success, the power or imprint of that practice is generated---from 'Tantra in Tibet'

TV ghostbuster Derek Acorah banishes poltergeist 'terrorising' family home (his name was Jim and he died in 1900)

TV 'ghostbuster' Derek Acorah has stepped in to help a spooked family who claim their house is haunted by a poltergeist.The former star of the Most Haunted show claims to have banished the ghost called Jim, which apparently moved a chair across a bedroom. Lisa Manning, 34, and her children Ellie, 11, Jaydon, six, had fled their house in Holbrooks, Coventry, in terror several times because of bizarre events at the property....Read more...

Fukushima Beyond Point of no Return as Radioactive Core Melts Through Containment Vessel

'The battle to save the Fukushima nuclear power plant now appears lost as the radioactive core from Reactor No. 2 has melted through the containment vessel and dropped into the concrete basement of the reactor structure. This is "raising fears of a major release of radiation at the site," reports The Guardian, which broke the story. A former General Electric nuclear expert told The Guardian that Japan appears to have "lost the race" to save the reactor. The only feasible interpretation from this analysis is that radiation emissions from Fukushima could suddenly become much greater. It is also now obvious that the radioactive fallout from Fukushima will last for decades, if not centuries....Read more:

"Classic" Chemtrail Patterning

Just in case any reader has yet to see pictures of chemtrails, here we have a perfect (Classic) example of chemtrail patterning (Courtesy David Icke)

Chemtrails: Dont Talk About The Weather

Obama Administration Restricts Findings on Gulf’s Dead Dolphins

'The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process. An abnormal dolphin mortality this year along the Gulf coast has become part of a federal criminal investigation over last year’s BP oil spill disaster and as a result, has led the US government to clamp down on biologists’ findings, with orders to keep the results confidential...Read more:

Image Of The Day

Kiwi Orbs ... an artist's impression of orbs sighted in The Waikato Region of New Zealand (Original artwork Matthew James)

Gripe Of The Day

Blogger! It still hasn't sorted the glitch. It's currently impossible to break any text into paragraphs ... it's becoming a nuisance!

UFO fleet over Japan, After Tsunami & Earthquake, 3 videos, Japan and Pakistan

It began with a report three weeks ago of a UFO fleet being seen by witnesses as it moved over Japan's Mount Fuji before the individual craft fanned out across the area. This event was reported in all seriousness by no less than China's main government news agency, Xinhua (see their article here and our article here). Western Media steadfastly refused to report the event. The US based "UFO industry" also chose to completely ignore or suppress any information regarding this event, seemingly regarding it as unimportant: This publication was the sole English language news outlet that ran a story on this occurrence ...................................

Quote For The Day

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it." -- Mary Little

Cloned meat betrayal: Unlabelled dairy and beef products to go on sale here after OUR minister sabotages Europe's call for a ban

A campaign to put controls on cloned meat and milk was killed off yesterday by the UK Government and Brussels. The move signals the start of a free-for-all in 'Frankenfood' - despite claims the technology is cruel and unethical. Shoppers will be left in the dark because products from the offspring of cloned animals will not require special labels. One MEP warned supermarkets could soon be flooded with their milk. In the dark: The decision by the government and Brussels means that consumers will no longer know if the meat they buy comes from cloned animals Commission officials joined her in arguing that such controls could provoke a trade war with Washington. Most MEPs, on the other hand, called for a complete ban or, failing that, clear labelling. However, in marathon talks which ended yesterday, the labelling compromise was rejected by the Commission, the UK Government and Tory MEPs....Read More

Natural disasters will increase: British report

Major disasters like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami or Pakistan's floods are likely to become more frequent, and global governments must prepare for an uncertain future, according to a British report. Paddy Ashdown, a member of the British House of Lords and ex-United Nations high representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina, said rich nations must help poorer countries to build up their defences against disasters. In a government report published Monday, he said scientists believe recent natural disasters were not an aberration, but "the beginnings of a new kind of future in which mega-disasters are going to be more frequent." "The scale, frequency and severity of rapid onset humanitarian disasters will continue to grow in the coming years, and at an accelerating pace," said the report issued by the International Development ministry. Ashdown said a lack of prior support for Haiti and Pakistan worsened the impact of recent events...Read More

The Effect of Not Doing

Life is sculpted on a moment-to-moment basis. Every one of the thoughts we think, the words we speak, and the actions we take contributes to the complex quality and character of the universe’s unfolding. It simply is not possible to be alive without making an impact on the world that surrounds us. Every action taken affects the whole as greatly as every action not taken. And when it comes to making the world a better place, what we choose not to do can be just as important as what we choose to do. For example, when we neglect to recycle, speak up, vote, or help somebody in immediate need, we are denying ourselves the opportunity to be an agent for positive change. Instead, we are enabling a particular course to continue unchallenged, picking up speed even as it goes along. By holding the belief that our actions don’t make much of a difference, we may find that we often tend to forego opportunities for involvement. Alternatively, if we see ourselves as important participants in an ever-evolving world, we may feel more inspired to contribute our unique perspective and gifts to a situation. It is wise to be somewhat selective about how and where we are using our energy in order to keep ourselves from becoming scattered. Not every cause or action is appropriate for every person. When a situation catches our attention, however, and speaks to our heart, it is important that we honor our impulse to help and take the action that feels right for us. It may be offering a kind word to a friend, giving resources to people in need, or just taking responsibility for our own behavior. By doing what we can, when we can, we add positive energy to our world. And sometimes, it may be our one contribution that makes all the difference.

Grasshopper Totem Animal

As a Chinese symbol, the grass hopper offers attributes of longevity, happiness, good health, good luck, wealth, abundance, fertility and virtue. In fact, grasshoppers were thought to be fertility symbols; specifically omens of the birth of a son (hence, another reason for its good luck symbol status as sons are considered prized gems within the setting of the family). In certain regions of China, grasshoppers were kept as family pets and it was believed grasshoppers embodied the personalities of family members who were deceased. Keeping these reincarnate souls in the form of grasshoppers insured prosperity amongst the family members. In Ancient Greece the grasshopper is a status symbol. Athenians would adorn themselves with golden grasshopper hair combs and brooches as an indication of nobility. The grasshopper is also a symbol of immortality as we see in Greek myth when Zeus grants immortality to Tithonus, who was later transformed into a grasshopper (who of course, lived forever). In Native American Indian symbology and tribal lore (specifically the Iroquois nation) grasshopper symbolism deals with messages of glad tiding. In this context, the grasshopper is a harbinger of good news. Indeed, when this creature is seen on spirit walks, it is a sign that the seer will receive profoundly joyful news that will benefit the entire community. (whats your

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Radioactive particles from Fukushima nuclear plant are detected in OXFORDSHIRE as experts warn Japan has 'lost race' to save reactor

Radiation from the Fukushima leak has been detected across Britain, it was confirmed today as Japan was put on 'maximum' alert. The Health Protection Agency revealed that radioactive iodine had already been discovered 5,500 miles from the stricken plant in Oxfordshire and Glasgow. The news comes as it was reported that the radioactive core of the stricken reactor has melted through the bottom of its containment vessel, onto a concrete floor, raising fears of a full scale meltdown. Air samples are being tested elsewhere in Britain over fears that much of the country could be hit by the radioactive plume. Dr Michael Clark of the HPA said: 'Very low levels of radioactivity, traceable to Fukushima, have been detected at monitoring stations in the UK including Chilton, in Oxfordshire, and Glasgow, in Scotland. (Daily Mail)

Gripe Of The Day

The prize of Gripe of the Day ... goes to Blogger, again. The post formatting still isn't right (Hence the two inspirations for the day as the current format glitch won't seperate paragraphs) ... !!! Also, if any else notices the fact that the poll results along the right of the page, towards the bottom, are not there ... instead a security page ... then relax its not your computer .... its part of the current glitch which has befallen us here ...!!! Hopefully normal service will be resumed by Blogger as it is currently a real pain in the beep beep to post .... !!! Once it is resolved .. I will then have the task of going back through posts to format them right .... as the last two days posts have a poor appearance in some instances. Not the usual standards here I'm afraid!!!!

Mind-boggling discovery: Perfectly preserved brain of Iron Age man unearthed in York

Archaeologists believe they have discovered one of the world's oldest brains that once belonged to a man in Iron Age Britain who was sacrificed in a ritual killing. Scientists found the cranium in a muddy pit when they were excavating a site before a new campus was to be built at the University of York. When a researcher reached inside the skull, she was stunned to discover the soft tissue of the 2,500-year-old brain still preserved. Fractures and marks on the bones suggest the man, who was aged between 26 and 45, died most probably from hanging, after which he was carefully decapitated and his head was then buried on its own. Scientists have been baffled by how the brain tissue - which usually rots after a couple at years - managed to remain intact for so long. (Daily Mail)

More Inspiration for today

“ ...what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.” -- W. Mitchell

Inspiration ... for today

How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?’” -- Nathaniel Branden

The Heart Of The Matter

I can only speak of what I know ... nothing more, nothing less. The cherished little girl still lives ... but she forgets her name; she forgets her family and that part of her life. Used as a tool of bargain ... it seems her real family must endure until the business is done. In a sense it is the emerald isle to where the trail does lead ... but even now strong faces turn the attention away for it is in their interest for it to be so. But know it will not always be so ... and the one so close to me in the heart of the matter, he will never know the pains it took for me to admit; to admire and to understand; and I guess to forgive. But for sake of them all and what they truly deserve they must never give up seeking the rainbow's end .... know there is a pot of gold awaiting them there. --- Jack

Sunspot Profusion

Sunspots are popping up in many locations across the sun's surface, causing the sunspot number to surge above 100. Leading the way is behemoth active region 1176, shown here in a photo taken yesterday by Larry Alvarez of Flower Mound Texas. AR1176, the multi-cored ensemble at the bottom of the image, is dragging a pair of long magnetic filaments behind as it cuts aross the solar disk. Two more sunspots are visible in the active region's wake. The entire starscape spans more than 500,000 km from top to bottom--truly impressive. "I call this picture Solar Rip," says Alvarez, "because it looks like a rip across the stellar surface." With so much happening on the sun, now is a good time to consider purchasing a solar telescope. Browse the links below for inspiration....Read More...

Image Of The Day

Cosmic Spiral - original image Matthew James

Creating a Nightly Ritual

At the end of the day, as the sweet, dark stillness of night beckons us to lay down our bones and rest, we find ourselves at a clear transition point: Behind us lies the previous day and all that has come before; ahead of us, dawn heralds the unfolding of all that is yet to be. While many of us have morning rituals that connect us with our center and help us to set intentions, we may want to explore the magic and power of nighttime ritual as well. It holds for us a beautiful chance for self-appreciation and blessing. Before you go to bed each night, you can send gratitude, compassion, and healing to the being you have been up until this moment. And you can send lightness and love into the future for the one you are in the process of becoming. Though simple, this action honors the journey you have taken thus far, while opening you to the wonderful possibilities still ahead. When you consciously engage with your own evolution this way, you may find that your sleep gets sweeter, filling your night with a deeper sense of trust and relaxation. As you rest, you can surrender to these peaceful hours, knowing that the road behind you has been seen and acknowledged with respect and kindness, while the path ahead now holds your own benevolence and well wishes. This bedtime ritual empowers you as the only one who can determine the meaning of your own past and the hopefulness of your future. By setting this special time aside each night, you can begin to orient yourself on your path of growing. It allows you to let the past have its place, to trust that the future is taken care of, and to simply rest yourself in the graceful arms of the present moment.

Is Fukushima About to Blow?

'Conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are deteriorating and the doomsday scenario is beginning to unfold. On Sunday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials reported that the levels of radiation leaking into seawater at the Unit 2 reactor were 100,000 times above normal, and the airborne radiation measured 4-times higher than government limits. As a result, emergency workers were evacuated from the plant and rushed to safe location. The prospect of a full-core meltdown or an environmental catastrophe of incalculable magnitude now looms larger than ever. The crisis is getting worse. If spent fuel rods catch fire from lack of coolant, the intense heat will lift radiation plumes high into the atmosphere that will drift around the world. That's the nightmare scenario, clouds of radioactive material showering the planet with lethal toxins for months on end. And, according to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Vienna, that deadly process has already begun....Read more:

Monday, 28 March 2011

US Stores Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods at Four Times Pool Capacity

'In a recent interview with The Real News Network, Robert Alvarez, a nuclear policy specialist since 1975, reports that spent nuclear fuel in the United States comprises the largest concentration of radioactivity on the planet: 71,000 metric tons. Worse, since the Yucca Mountain waste repository has been scrapped due to its proximity to active faults (see last image), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed reactor operators to store four times more waste in the spent fuel pools than they’re designed to handle.Each Fukushima spent fuel pool holds about 100 metric tons, he says, while each US pool holds from 500-700 metric tons. A single pool fire would release catastrophic amounts of radioactivity, rendering 17-22,000 square miles of area uninhabitable. That’s about the size of New Hampshire and Vermont – from one pool fire....Read more:

This Is Beyond The Ability Of Japanese Authorities To Contain! I Think This Will End VERY Badly!

Blogger Format Problems ....

Most of the posts put on A Light In The Darkness tonight are not in their usual format ... the formatting facility is not correct. Therefore Blogger is today's gripe of the day ... for the way everything is formatting wrong. A real spanner in the works ... a real glitch in the system ... Blogger tut tut ... get it sorted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Remembering

We are born, tricked into believing we sin.. We live, the losers before we ever begin.. Trapped in the spiralling malaise Blind in the 5 sensory haze … But within we awaken Yet keep this fact locked inside But inside we know our time is arriving A time when the truth cannot be denied This place is not the real deal Not like they teach us or tell us … or force us to believe We sense, we feel We realise there is so much more than this … We’ve always known And it will take the remembering to awaken our spirit We’ve always been shown … The way to that safe place deep inside There where the demons cannot reach Where we can ignore the chill of the night There where we see the eternal light And know we are safe … this is but a dream … a dream … Remember who you are Remember who’ve you’ve been Remember who you truly are Remember … for you have never forgotten … It was they who misled you, Who hid your face in the mirror ... It was they who put out the light … And put the moon in the sky … To change how you see yourself …. Matthew James 28th March 2011

The Truth about Facebook!

Facebook is a CIA data-mining operation used to gather and store massive amounts of valuable information about hundreds of millions of people. All this info is then used by governments and corporations to target individuals or demographics they're interested in exploiting.

Magpie - The Cunning Prophet

The magpie teases eagles and other predatory species in front of its magpie friends, in order to win higher status, better mates, and sometimes simply for the risk of it. Magpie represents risk-taking for prestige and daredevilry. It might be time in our jobs or amongst colleages, to take risks in order to win favours. It might also be time to be a bit of a daredevil, and face the fact that sometimes we have to put ourselves on the line around others in order to grow. We can't just take risks when no one's looking. - The magpie comes into our lives to tell us to focus on our homes, is our home protected? Do we have the luxury of material security? Magpie brings these aspects into focus. - Magpie is an animal that comes into our lives to tell us that it's okay to have irrational fears. Magpie helps us confront that which we irrationally fear, and does so in a gentle and compassionate manner. - Magpie, with their dualism of colour and representation in culture as both a good and a bad omen, represent duality and binary opposites. The specific focus on this duality tends to be on a reconciliation of emotional or spiritual opposites. It is time to balance opposing emotions, like anger and compassion, or spiritual opposites, like the mysteries life and death. - When magpie comes into your life, chances are there are a few wights (spirits) in your life as well. Magpie represents wight-attraction, and might imply a time in your life where you might be more obsessed with faeries, and goblins, or unicorns and dragons, far more often than usual. - The magpie has long cultural links with witchcraft and many aspects associated with this. In particular, the magpie is associated with omens, prophecy and divination. When magpie comes into your life, it might be time to start strengthening these aspects in your spiritual life, or alternatively it might be time to start paying attention to the omens, dreams and hunches you might be more...

"Sister Christian"

Music video by Night Ranger

Australia: UFO Mystery Lights Up Sky Again

Maryborough's UFOs made another appearance over the weekend, with a local couple witnessing up to 16 bright lights flying in geometric patterns on Friday night. Robert Kluytenberg and Michelle Johannessen saw the objects in the sky about 10pm and originally thought it was the start of a fireworks display. That changed when more of the lights came over the horizon and joined the original group, until there were 16 moving slowly across the sky for about 30 minutes. The flight seemed choreographed, according to Mr Kluytenberg, as the lights formed shapes such as diamonds and squares. One then stopped and moved away in the opposite direction to the rest...Read More

Radioactive Trojan Horse????

Ok ... hold the theme of the previous posting in your mind ... as we know the radiation problem in Japan is getting worse day by day. However, the full extent of the spread of the radioactive material is not public knowledge. What is my concern ... and it has been in my conscious mind for about a week now along with a nagging 'dread' in the pit of my stomach ... over the coming weeks and months, how much disinformation & confusion is there going to be relating to this matter? How much of the 'Illuminati Devilry' is going to be attributed to the radioactive fallout from Japan ...??? How much cancer and sickness and other ailments are going to be unleashed WORLDWIDE?? This appears to be yet another 9/11 ... !!! Another falseflag event to act as a trojan horse for other agendas to be activated. There IS an intention behind this situation ... there is a concerted Media disinformation campaign to blanket us from what is really happening. I intuit VERY strongly this is part and parcel of the Illuminati agenda to depopulate this planet. It is most certainly a contributory factor. I'm sorry if this offends some of the readers of A Light In The Darkness ... but my spirit is feeling really concerned about this crossroad in mankind's story ... we've been here before in the long and distant past. The earthquake ... a natural disaster or some deliberate tampering ... to create the tsunami ...? To then come to a situation where a computer 'glitch' can cause a nuclear power station melt down ...?? THEN this media confusion ... I'm concerned believe me ... and I don't say this lightly ... as the Illuminati Devilry machine is reaching full throttle with a campaign that has been carefully planned by some seriously insane minds ... minds that have no conscience for the millions of lives that die as a result of their sick actions ....MJ 28/3/2011

Radiation Detected in Massachusetts Rainwater as Fukushima Crisis Worsens

'The Fukushima crisis continues to worsen by the day, with nuclear experts around the world finally realizing and admitting we've all been lied to. "I think maybe the situation is much more serious than we were led to believe," said Najmedin Meshkati of the University of Southern California, in a Reuters report.Massachusetts rainwater has also been found to be contaminated with low levels of radiation from Fukushima, indicating just how widespread the radioactive fallout has become. It's not just the West Coast of North America that's vulnerable, in other words: even the East Coast could receive dangerous levels of fallout if Fukushima suffers a larger release of radioactive material into the air....Read more:

Inspiration ... for today

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." -- Henri Bergson "There is no reality in the absence of observation." -- The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

The Laboratory of Life

There is a popular misconception that we might be able to just wish our dreams into being. Maybe on some other level of consciousness this is the case, but here on earth what we need to do is take action in our lives. Vision is an important companion to our efforts, but it can’t accomplish anything all by itself. When we focus on what we want and ask for what we want, we are initiating a conversation with the universe. Our desires, passionately defined and expressed, bring about valuable and relevant opportunities, which we then respond to by either taking or leaving them. Many of us are afraid to step out into the world and make things happen, and so we hang back, dreaming and waiting and watching. There are times in life when this is the right thing to do, but this phase of inaction must eventually give way to its opposite if we are to build our dreams into a reality. This can be really scary, and we may fail and struggle, but that’s okay because that’s what we’re supposed to do. Waiting for everything to be perfect before we act, or waiting for what we want to be handed to us, leaves us waiting forever. No one expects us to be perfect, so the best thing we can do for ourselves is to get out there and take action on our dreams. One of the hardest parts about having a vision is that when we test it in the laboratory of life, it often comes out looking completely different than what we had in mind or, worse, it doesn’t come out at all. If you read the life stories of people who have brought their dreams into reality, you will hear many stories about this experience. But you will also hear about hard work, taking action, perseverance, and, finally, the successful birthing of a dream.

Image Of The Day

The Quickening -original artwork Matthew James

The Meaning of "Mara Gamiel"

Mara In Buddhism there is a reference to Devaputra-mara, or Mara the son of a deva (god), that is, Mara as an objectively existent being rather than as a metaphor. Mara is described both as an entity having a literal existence, just as the various deities of the Vedic pantheon are shown existing around the Buddha, and also is described as a primarily psychological force - a metaphor for various processes of doubt and temptation that obstruct religious practice. Gamiel The Celestials are fictional characters in the Marvel Universe. Gamiel (the Manipulator) is a young Celestial who was assigned to watch over Earth. He was disgusted that Devron's Little Folk had beaten back his creations: the Killer Folk so he brought the Hulk from the future and sent him down upon the Little Folk and their champion: Devil Dinosaur. This is a humour story depicting Celestial youth (Wikipedia) ...Thus I let the intervention ride ... basically because taking the literal meanings of the two names: The first part of the name, MARA, appertains to 'an objective existence which represents the various processes of doubt and temptation which obstruct religious practice; The second part, GAMIEL, is a totally fictional character which had the role of a 'watcher' who decided to become personally involved in the events which he was meant only to observe. He intervened with a 'creation' of his own. Fine by me... an apt name I feel in truth for A Light In The Darkness which has the objective of 'providing alternative viewpoints to those which have been established with regard to matters of the Occult' plus the intention behind A Light In The Darkness was to provide an insight into personal involvement in the world of the Occult .... including insights into personal viewpoints and methodology ...Incidentally, by way of a footnote, the intended name of Marah Gimel appertains to the title 'Camel of the Great Sea' .... it relates to a position (and insight) on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Marah relates to the Sphere of Binah which can often be called Marah or the Great Sea. The Camel is Gimel in Hebrew. The Path of Gimel wanders through The Abyss connecting to the lower portions of the Tree of Life to the Supernals at the top of the tree. The concept of A Light In The Darkness was to make the occult and the hidden ... known ... to create a compendium of all things Occult. But there you go ... a higher force quoshed that planned idea and came up with something entirely different but strangely similar ....Taken from Question Me: Mara Gimel

IPod Playlist of the Day

Clannad top 30 plays

6.5-Magnitude Quake Jolts Northern Japan

'A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northeast coast of Japan as the country struggles to mitigate the consequences of its nuclear disaster. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a 50-centimetre (18 inch) tsunami warning has been issued for the Pacific coast of Miyagi prefecture, which was ruined by the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, AFP reported on Sunday....Read more:

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Some Buddhist Inspiration

For the meditation on the nature of your own mind it is customary to ask your teacher for pointing-out instructions. Some practitioners are lucky enough to realize their true nature of mind straight away, whereas others merely perceive a sensation of it, a certain experience of the true nature of mind. But if they don't know exactly how mind and the consciousnesses function, their experience will dissolve after a few days. The understanding of mind and the eight kinds of consciousness is obtained through the highest understanding (Skt. prajna) of listening and reflecting. When we really meditate on this basis and glimpse the true nature of mind, we will be able to steadily increase our experience of it through all subsequent meditation. That's why it is extremely useful to know about the eight kinds of consciousness---From Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, and Buddha Nature

Addicted to junk food and celebrities...Lonely Planet's damning verdict on England today

England has been damned as celebrity-obsessed with a ‘dicey’ economy and an addiction to junk food.The verdict is in the latest Lonely Planet travel guide, which also portrays the Coalition Government as devious over spending cuts. The guide, published this month and expected to be bought by 100,000 people worldwide, is regarded as a bible by many travellers. Co-ordinating author David Else laments that the nation which spawned Shakespeare, Dickens and the Brontes has become obsessed with celebrity. He writes: ‘It’s impossible to overlook the recent trend for scurrilous celebrity autobiographies – penned by everyone from footballers to reality TV also-rans – a reminder of the increasing importance of hype over merit in the modern market. Whatever you make of the literary qualities of these memoirs, the British buy them by the bucketload.’ The guide claims England is still blighted by bad food and dismal dietary habits.It says: ‘A culinary heritage of ready-sliced white bread, fatty meats and boiled-to-death vegetables, all washed down by tea with four sugars, remains firmly in place in many parts of the country.(Daily Mail)

Some baffled after UFO sighting claims in Lafayette, Colorado

"Closer view of the UFOs above Denver, Colorado. They moved very slowly in a triangular formation across the sky then disappeared one at a time. We were in Lafayette, CO in my cousin's backyard facing west. The lights appeared to be approximately 3000-6000 feet high, coming from the West-Southwest and moving to the southeast. When they disappeared, they seemed to be directly over Denver. I was only visiting on my vacation, so I am not positive about the exact location or direction we were facing, but I am sure we were looking towards the west. We viewed the lights for approximately 15-20 minutes before they disappeared." (Youtube)

Image Of The Day

sigilcard artwork by Matthew James

Britney Spears, Mind Control and 'Hold it Against Me'

'Britney Spears is a pop icon who simultaneously embodies the glamour of stardom and the destructive side of fame. She has reached the heights of super-stardom and the lows of tabloid humiliation. Her erratic behavior lead to numerous questions regarding her mental stability, but most are unaware of the most important fact: She is a product of Illuminati mind control. In fact, the video for “Hold it Against Me” symbolically portrays the manipulation and mind control she goes through. This article will look at significant events in Britney Spears’ life and at the hidden meaning of the video “Hold it Against Me”...Read more:

10 Million Times Normal Level of Radioactivity in Water at Reactor Two, Three Reactors Breached?

A Trip Down Under ...

David Icke has been granted a visa to speak in Australia and so those dates are now all confirmed

Quotes For The Day

"It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets." -- Douglas Hurd "Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them." -- Booker T. Washington

Libya: The Objective of "Humanitarian Bombing" is Death and Destruction

The objective is not to come to the rescue of civilians. Quite the opposite. Both military as well as civilian targets have been pre-selected. Civilian casualties are intentional. They are not the result of "collateral damage". Early reports confirm that hospitals, civilian airports and government buildings have been bombed. Within hours of the air attacks, a Libyan government health official "said the death toll from the Western air strikes had risen to 64 on Sunday after some of the wounded died." The number of wounded was of the order of 150. These deaths resulting from US-NATO missiles and aerial bombings are either denied or casually dismissed as 'collateral damage'. According to British Foreign Secretary William Hague modern humanitarian warfare does result in civilian deaths, a totally absurd proposition: "This operation has been doing what it was meant to do, protect the civilian population of Libya, and there is no confirmed evidence of any casualties at all, civilian casualties, caused by the coalition strikes on the Gaddafi regime," (British Foreign Secretary William Hague}. The objective of the media disinformation campaign is to blatantly obfuscate the loss of life of civilians. Western media reports on casualties are heavily convoluted. Tomahawk missiles and aerial bombings are upheld as instruments of peace and democracy. They do not result in civilian deaths. Without media disinformation, the legitimacy of the military operation under R2P would collapse like a deck of card....Read More...

CDC: “Superbug” Spreads To 35 States; Kills 40% Of The People Who Come In Contact

'A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has spread to patients in Southern California, according to a study by Los Angeles County public health officials. More than 350 cases of the Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, have been reported at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients at skilled-nursing and long-term care facilities, according to a study by Dr. Dawn Terashita, an epidemiologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. It was not clear from the study how many of the infections proved fatal, but other studies in the U.S. and Israel have shown that about 40% of patients with the infection die. Tereshita was not available for comment Thursday morning but was scheduled to speak about the study in the afternoon...Read more:

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Buddhist Inspiration ...

For a barrier could only arise from association with the past or expectation of the future. So the present moment has no barriers at all. And then he finds there is a tremendous energy in him, a tremendous strength to practice patience. He becomes like a warrior. When a warrior goes to [a spiritual; not physical] war [which he must participate] he does not think of the past or his previous experience of war, nor does he think of the consequences for the future; he just sails through it and fights, and that is the right way to be a warrior. Similarly, when there is a tremendous conflict going on, one has to develop this energy combined with patience. And this is known as right patience with the all-seeing eye, patience with clarity---Chogyam Trungpa Meditation in Action

Anomaly Gallery - Mars Once More...

Evidence of tampering images on Mars ? So what's the great cover up for ... IF Mars was the empty and lifeless planet as they claim, then why the blatant image tampering on Google Mars images such as the one shown here ... what is being hidden from us? If there is nothing there ... then we should see the raw images ... not these tampered versions.

Fukushima Reactor Number Three Suffers Likely Core Breach, Now Leaking Water at 10,000 Times Normal Radiation Levels

'The Fukushima situation took a turn for the worse today as two nuclear repair workers stepped into some water at Reactor No. 3 and suffered severe radiation burns requiring immediate hospitalization. The water, it turns out, measures 10,000 times normal radiation levels, and it appears to be leaking from the core of Reactor No. 3.If confirmed, this can only mean one thing: A containment breach that now risks the spewing of enormous quantities of radiation into the environment, easily dwarfing the releases from Chernobyl in 1986....Read more:

Radiation: Nothing to See Here? Obama Administration Claims 'No Threat' From Radiation Reaching the US....

'Administration spokespeople continuously claim "no threat" from the radiation reaching the US from Japan, just as they did with oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf. Perhaps we should all whistle "Don't worry, be happy" in unison. A thorough review of the science, however, begs a second opinion....Read more:

Increased Light?

There's been conflicting reports recently on the 'www' relating to solar flare activity. Some sites report there's a 'killer solar flare' about to affect the earth ... others deny the activity; the usual confusion relating to anything which is going on out there in the cosmos! Something is afoot ... it is apparent. Things are not the same as they were. We no longer feel the same. We no longer think the same ... so something is happening. Last night seems to have emphasize this perfectly, from a personal perspective ... and I now suspect it is actual solar activity which is responsible. Many will notice the lack of posts on here last night ... which was due entirely by the fact that I went to bed really early (Just after 10pm, which is unusual for me as I am normally a night owl) ... at around 9pm I was overcome with a serious feeling of extreme tiredness. It stemmed from my pineal gland and it was impossible to shake it off. So by 10.10pm I crashed out in bed and went out like a light. In retrospect, something (Or someone) appeared to have pressed the sleep button ... as I don't normally feel like that. It hasn't happened before and it was truly out of the blue. I currently intuit that some increased solar activity has occurred in the recent weeks .... which has enabled an increase in light waves to reach the earth. All of us who are sensitive to these changes will have felt severe disruption with our normal bodily cycles ... extreme tiredness being one of them. I have felt increased light entering my pineal gland today ... and over the recent week my mediumship abilities have increased about 10 fold. Connections to the the other dimensions have become stronger. My pineal gland has been working overtime today ... and it feels like there is much more light available for it to absorb. Now I'm no scientist, and I certainly have no means of seeing these things ... but I have a distinct feeling there IS increased solar flare activity at this time!

A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way

A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain. The results seem enticing enough to make anyone drop into the full lotus position - until you read the fine print: Much of this research involves people who have meditated for thousands of hours over many years; some of it zeroes in on Olympic-level meditators who have clocked 10,000 hours or more. Pretty daunting. Well, a new study offers some hope - and makes the benefits of meditation seem within reach even for a novice like me. The study, published last month in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, suggests that meditating for just 30 minutes a day for eight weeks can increase the density of gray matter in brain regions associated with memory, stress, and empathy. The researchers tracked 16 people who were participating in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, the training program developed more than 30 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Over eight weekly meetings, the program leads participants through meditation exercises meant to build the skills of mindfulness - a moment-by-moment awareness of one's thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. read more...

Resurrection of the Holy Thorn Tree: Glastonbury's vandalised shrine comes back to life

As a Christian symbol, it seems appropriate that its resurrection took place in time for Easter. Glastonbury's Holy Thorn tree began to show new buds this week, three months after it was savagely cut down by vandals. According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea – who some say was Jesus's great-uncle – travelled to Wearyall Hill after the Crucifixion and stuck a wooden staff belonging to Jesus into the ground before he went to sleep. When he awoke, the tale goes, the staff had sprouted into a thorn tree, which became a shrine for Christians across Europe. Every year, the sacred tree flowered once at Christmas and once at Easter, until just before Christmas last year when it was vandalised, leaving the community of the small Somerset town fearing it was dead. (Daily Mail)

A Word on "Heimdall"

Heimdall is, like Baldur, a kindly god of light, guarding the rainbow bridge to heaven (Bifrost) and living in Himinbjörg, the mountain of heaven. Other features are almost fabulous: he is said to have been the son of nine mothers, to need less sleep than a bird, to see a hundred miles into the distance by night as by day, and to hear the trees growing on the earth, the wool on the back of a sheep (flawless

Heimdall or Heimdallr, is itself a nickname, his actual name being lost, probably with the Heimdalargaldr saga Heimdall is the watchmen of the gods at Bifrost, the bridge that links Asgard and Midgard. He will sound the Gjallarhorn to call the gods to Ragnarok when the Frost Giants attack. To fullfill this task he is ever vigilant needing ' less sleep than a bird', with keen senses he 'can see a hundred leagues by day or night' and 'hear grass growing and the wool growing on the backs of sheep and anything louder than that'. Heimdall has been shown as having wisdom, being described as 'kind of counsel' in poetry and has provided sage advice to the other gods in the Lay of Thrym, regarding the recovery of Thor's hammer Mjollnir from the Frost Giants. Here too he is credited with the ability to read the future. As Rig (or Rigr) he becomes the father of mankind, creating the three classes: slave, farmer and warrior. He then teaches his warrior son Jarl the rune wisdom, appearing equal to Odin in this respect. Heimdall and Loki are mortal enemies, appearing equally matched on the occasions they have clashed. Some equate Heimdall with the Indian fire god Agni and as such he could be seen as an 'anti-Loki' with similar powers to those of the trickster. (

He is also called "the Son of the Waves" because he was born from the Nine Waves (Aegir's daughters) by Odin's enchantment. On the first day a boat drifted towards the shores of mankind, Aurvanga-land. In the boat was a little boy, Heimdall, sent by the Gods. He slept on a sheaf of corn, surrounded by all manner of treasures and tools. The humans accepted him gladly, and raised him calling him Rig. He taught them to kindle the holy fire, instructed them in runic wisdom, taught them workmanship and handicraft, organized their society, and originated and stabilized the three classes of men as spoken of in the Song of Rig. Heimdall lived long as a man among men, and the age of his rulership was a golden age of peace and prosperity. Heimdall bedded three different females who all bore children, ancestors to three different classes; earls, farmers and serfs. When he died, his boat returned to take him back. The sorrowing humans laid his corpse in the boat, and surrounded it with his treasures and weapons. The boat then sailed back to Vanaheimr, where Heimdall was stripped of his aged human shape, regained his eternal youth and was taken into Asgard. Asa-God of Light and the rainbow; "The White God"; he is the Guardian of Bifrost bridge. He stands at the gate and is brilliant in white armor. His teeth are gold. He has a great sword. He is a fierce warrior and very handsome. He has super-sight and super-hearing. He sleeps less than a bird. He can hear the grass grow and see hundreds of miles away. Heimdall carries a sword and the Gjallar horn. When a God comes to the gate, he blows the horn softly. At Ragnarok, he will blow the Gjall horn in warning and it will be heard throughout the nine worlds. His horse's name is Golden Forelock. (

Classic Songs: 'In A Lifetime'

Classic Clannad ...

Image Of The Day

"Langdale from the Blea Tarn road"
original image by Matthew James

Quote of the Day

“Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.” -- Stephen R. Covey

Friday, 25 March 2011

Phantom Airships Revisited? Oslo, Norway: Mysterious Flight Closed Airport

The skies were blue and sunny, the runways clear of snow and ice, and traffic should have flowed routinely through Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) on Thursday after a rough winter. Instead, the airport was forced to close on a busy spring afternoon, because of a mysterious aircraft that entered its air space and stayed there.
Officials were still unsure Friday morning who was behind the problem that forced aviation officials to redirect all incoming flights, because a small aircraft resembling a hang-glider or sail plane hovered at 8,000 feet in the middle of the airport's landing patterns. As many as 15,000 passengers had their plans ruined, because their flights were sent off to land at outlying airports like Torp and Rygge, or even as far away as Fagernes and Stockholm. Either they missed onward connections from Gardermoen, or wound up far away from their intended destinations. And the lack of incoming aircraft hit departures hard, too... Read More...

'Knowing it in your gut' is real": The state of your immune system and your gut bacteria influences your personality

A lot of chatter goes on inside each one of us and not all of it happens between our ears. Researchers at McMaster University discovered that the "cross-talk" between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and probably other health problems as well including obesity.
"The wave of the future is full of opportunity as we think about how microbiota or bacteria influence the brain and how the bi-directional communication of the body and the brain influence metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes," says Jane Foster, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Using germ-free mice, Foster's research shows gut bacteria influences how the brain is wired for learning and memory. The research paper has been published in the March issue of the science journal Neurogastroenterology and Motility...Read More...

Exclusion zone around stricken Japanese nuclear plant widened over fears reactor core may be cracked

Radiation fears and panic levels were rising rapidly in equal measures again after officials admitted that the nuclear reactor core at Fukushima may be cracked, raising the prospect of more poison being released into the atmosphere. The threat of widespread contamination is so great that the exclusion zone around the stricken plant has been widened to 19 miles. It is feared the containment shield around the nuclear fuel rods might have been weakened, resulting in dangerous contamination leaking out. After three of the Fukushima Fifty workers were hospitalised after exposure to levels of radiation 10,000 times the safe level, it comes as further depressing news. Some 130,000 people have been encouraged to leave the area.(Daily Mail)

Battlefields of Midgard

Cloaking white mists sweep the moor.
Eerie is the silence there,
No clanking of steel on steel,
No muffled dying voices,
Only silence ...

A watery sun appears on the cloth.
The artist choosing an insipid yellow.
Out of the gloom, a solitary tree plays sentinel,
lifeless and leafless, bent double by gale force winds.
But still the silence and still nothing moves.
And then come distant sounds,
the splash of an oar, close to the shore beside the empty moor,
on the air, whispered voices.
The first line of assault has arrived.
The first light of dawn lifts the doom.

And with much complaint, the mists finally clear
revealing a desolate landscape, the soon to be battlefield.
The place where the chosen will be slain,
Soon it will come to pass and it will be a reality.

Sleepers in the lakeside village were unaware, as marauders crept into their tiny hamlet.
No warning came from the night sentries, who now lay dead in a pool of blood,
throats cut deeply by attacker’s savage knives.
Sadly, the slaughter had begun.

The temple was the first to go, brought to the ground by hellish flame,
the priest, a kind and gentle man, decapitated by a mighty axe swung by a warrior,
with a demonic mind, the leader of this savage band.

Mercenaries paid by ‘the house of god’ to purge the lands of Satan and his pagan ways
Mercenaries from another shore, to whom the slaughtering of innocents was a way of life.
Next to die by mindless deed were the young men of adolescence,
so called vessels of the wrongs of Satan,
most ne’er waking again on this land of fear,
sleeping like lambs murdered by power mad wolves,
nothing more than dismembered corpses now in a village of flames.

Then those who could fight, hopeless in their plight,
defended their village against the marauding killers,
gentle folk of lore and land were they,
murdered because their ways contrasted another’s point of view.

Then after the killings, the savage and brutal raping of the women began.
Those who objected died by blood stained knife,
willingly they struggled to be released,
and those that lived were never the same again.
Taken by the savages to become harlots of another land.

And though the mists of time hides the faces of those guilty of the crime,
the head of the church who made the decree that put thousands to death,
at the hands of the butcher’s murderous knives.
Know these crimes took place,

And from on high the heavens look down but never criticise,
for the guilty bear sentence for their crimes,
not in human court; for they were ‘above’ the law on earth,
nor by a god’s critical view,
But by their own admission ...

Midgard faces another act in the murder plays,
Another moorland awaits the cries of the dying,
and though the killing toys may have changed in time,
the end result is just the same.
Man killed by man because their view contradicts another,
I wonder if man will ever learn the lesson
and let fellow man life with contrasting views?

Mankind you need to live together ...
and ignore that insistent demon voice which demands you divide to rule;
It is time you laid down your weapons,
and life together in harmony ...
That way you may learn to move to a new station on the wheel ....

This version written by Matthew James Saturday, 4 January 2003 (On the eve of the invasion of Iraq)

Thousands Rally in Australia Against Carbon Tax

'A concerted Australian grassroots campaign holds rallies in six major cities to protest the imposition of climate change taxes and demand new election. Thousands of protestors are challenging Prime Minister, Julia Gillard's, “undemocratic” climate policies demanding either an immediate election or that her government drops all such proposals. They say imposing the taxes would be a betrayal of democratic principles because Gillard was elected with no mandate to raise any such taxes....Read more:

IPod Playlist of the Day

Playlist for 25th March 2011
- contains tracks from the new Whitesnake album 'Forevermore'

The Glastonbury Thorn Lives!

Last Winter someone vandalised the Holy Thorn on Wearyall Hill. Luckily they were unable to fell it due to the protective guard around it. Now news has just come in that it has sprouted and local residents are planning a celebration. This is the message I received: “The Wirral thorn is alive, and has sprouted – on the feast of Joseph of Arimathea, no less!There will be a celebration at the tree at 5.30 pm today – the eighth and last day of his feast which ends at sunset.Bring your music, your songs, your staffs and your mead – Christian, Druid and all!” (