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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Today's Inspiration ...

Far in a past time, lost in the space time, the Children of Light looked down on the world. Seeing the children of men in their bondage, bound by the force that came from beyond. Knew they that only by freedom from bondage could man ever rise from the Earth to the Sun. Down they descended and created bodies, taking the semblance of men as their own. The Masters of everything said after their forming:

"We are they who were formed from the space-dust, partaking of life from the infinite ALL; living in the world as children of men, like and yet unlike the children of men."

Then for a dwelling place, far 'neath the earth crust, blasted great spaces they by their power, spaces apart from the children of men. Surrounded them by forces and power, shielded from harm they the Halls of the Dead.

Side by side then, placed they other spaces, filled them with Life and with Light from above. Builded they then the Halls of Amenti, that they might dwell eternally there,living with life to eternity's end .. read more 

Below The Surface

We have all faced moments in our lives when the pressure mounts beyond what we feel we can handle, and we find ourselves thinking that we do not have the strength to carry on. Sometimes we have just gotten through a major obstacle or illness only to find another one waiting for us the moment we finally catch our breath. Sometimes we endure one loss after another, wondering when we will get a break from life’s travails. It does not seem fair or right that life should demand more of us when we feel we have given all we can, but sometimes this is the way life works.
When we look back on our lives, we see that we have survived many trials and surmounted many obstacles, often to our own amazement. In each of those instances, we had to break through our ideas about how much we can handle and go deeper into our hidden reserves. The thought that we do not have the strength to handle what is before us can be likened to the hard surface of a frozen lake. It appears to be an impenetrable fact, but when we break through it, we find that a deep well of energy and inspiration was trapped beneath that icy barrier the whole time. Sometimes we break through by cutting a hole into our resistance with our willpower, and sometimes we melt the ice with compassion for our predicament and ourselves. Either way, each time we break through, we reach a new understanding of the strength we store within ourselves.
When we find ourselves up against that frozen barrier of thinking we cannot handle our situation, we may find that the kindest choice is to love ourselves and our resistance too. We can simply accept that we are overwhelmed, exhausted, and stretched, and we can offer ourselves loving kindness and compassion. If we can extend to ourselves the unconditional warmth of a mother’s love, before we know it, the ice will begin to break.

Six Planets Now Aligned in the Dawn Sky

If you get up any morning for the next few weeks, you'll be treated to the sight of all the planets except Saturn arrayed along the ecliptic, the path of the sun through the sky. For the last two months, almost all the planets have been hiding behind the sun, but this week they all emerge and are arrayed in a grand line above the rising sun. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are visible, and you can add Uranus and Neptune to your count if you have binoculars or a small telescope. This sky map of the six planets shows how they should appear at dawn to observers with clear weather and an unobstructed view....read more>>>...

US And EU Nations In Secret Talks To Implement 'Great Firewall Of Europe' To Censor Internet Just Like China

'Member nations of the European Union are in secret talks, which include the United States, to implement a “Great Firewall Of Europe” which will block and censor online content to all nations in Europe. The proposal is very similar to the China firewall which blocks access to blogs, social networking sites and all foreign news websites that publish anything that contradicts official state sponsored propaganda.'...read more>>>....

Quote For The Day

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes." -- Etty Hillesum

Are You Enjoying Your Daily Chemical Cocktail?

Chemicals and additives found in the food supply and other consumer products are making headlines regularly as more and more groups raise concern over the safety of these substances. In a statement released this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) asked for reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The group is particularly concerned about the effects these substances have on children and babies.

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) held hearings on the safety of food dyes but failed to make a definitive ruling. The most recent study on Bisphenol-A (BPA) added to growing doubts about its safety; but the FDA's stance on it remains ambiguous. Meanwhile, in 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported [PDF] that the FDA is not ensuring the safety of many chemicals.

Yet while the FDA stalls and hedges on the safety of these substances, Americans are exposed to untested combinations of food additives, dyes, preservatives, and chemicals on a daily basis. Indeed, for the vast majority of Americans consuming industrial foods, a veritable chemical cocktail enters their bodies every day and according to the GAO report, "FDA is not systematically ensuring the continued safety of current GRAS substances." ......read more>>>...

Anomaly Gallery - Mars Once More...

IF this was an image from Google Earth it would draw very little attention ... we would see the pooling water and think it was nothing out of the ordinary. However, this is NOT from Google EARTH ... it is a negative image of a location on MARS!! Now ... this is where the brainwashing & conditioning kick in ... and the left brain will refuse to see it as water. We are told there is no water on Mars ... therefore this has to be something else; that will be the conditioned reaction to this picture. Yet, here it is in the image ... clear water on Mars ... ! 

"The Dweller On The Threshold"

The Dweller on the Threshold refers to an invisible malevolent entity that attaches to a human being. The term was first used by Bulwer-Lytton in his novel Zanoni.

In theosophical literature, Helena P. Blavatsky affirms that the Dweller is not a fictitious entity. It is the discarded astral double of an individual in a previous life that may not have fully disintegrated yet when that individual is reborn. Thus the dweller will be drawn to the new incarnated personality due to their affinity. Sometimes this entity is also called Guardian of the Threshold.


Another explanation is that provided by Alice Bailey on Esoteric astrology, "From ancient recesses of the memory, from a deeply rooted past, which is definitely recalled, and from the racial and the individual subconscious (or founded and established thought reservoirs and desires, inherited and inherent) there emerges from individual past lives and experience, that which is the sum total of all instinctual tendencies, of all inherited glamours, and of all phases of wrong mental attitudes; to these, (as they constitute a blended whole) we give the name of the Dweller on the Threshold."

This Dweller is the sum total of all the personality characteristics which have remained unconquered and unsubtle, and which must be finally overcome before initiation can be taken. Each life sees some progress made; some personality defects straightened out, and some real advance effected. But the unconquered residue, and the ancient liabilities are numerous, and excessively potent, and - when the soul contact's adequately established - there eventuates a life wherein the highly developed and powerful personality becomes, in itself, the Dweller on the Threshold. Then the Angel of the Presence and the Dweller stand face to face, and something must then be done....(Occult Magick)

A Word on "The Path of Peh"

Peh is the path connecting Hod, the sephirah of human mind-forms, with Netzach, the sephirah of polarized energy. As the first path within the Astral Triangle it is the key constructor and equilibrator of the personality; "through it every existent being receives its spirit and motion".

Peh means 'mouth', the personality understood as the soul's means of concentrated expression on the lower astral planes. The personality is a product of Hod and Netzach: The light of Tiphareth is split up into the many-rayed manifestation of Netzach and this division is confirmed by the analytical mental capacity of Hod: The ego is constructed.

While the light of the soul passes into the personality via this symbolic mouth, speech passes out of it. The activity constituting the ego-personality-mouth is the use of language, the splitting up of creation into comprehensible pieces. But speech can be monologue or dialogue, condemnation or communication, a means of isolation or understanding, a barrier or a bridge.

It depends on the degree of mutual fruitation between the mental concentration of Hod and the collective inspiration of Netzach. Consider for a moment the openness of your Solar Plexus chakra.

In tarot, the problem is illustrated by the trump of The Tower, referring of course to the tower of Babel from Genesis where all communication eventually broke down, but also to the ego-personality which may become a fortress against inspiration from our fellow beings.

Only when Hod and Netzach are in perfect sync, the light of Tiphareth will shine into the personality and illuminate our earthly relations, the ego becomes a vehicle for the word of spirit, the tower becomes a house of God, and there is a balance between internal and external impulses. One method is vibrating the words of power taught by the qabalah, concentrated into the mental symbols of Hod and charged with the ecstatic enthusiasm of Netzach.

Friday, 29 April 2011

TomTom Admits to Sending Your Routes and Speed Information to the Police

'It appears every gadget in your possession is tracking your location. First it was the iPhone, then Android phones and now it's your bleedin' sat-nav. TomTom, perhaps in a pre-emptive strike against its own user-tracking scandal, has admitted its sat-navs can track users and inform third parties about how fast they're going. The sat-navs in TomTom's Live range all feature built-in 3G data cards, which feed location and route information back to a central server, which allows TomTom to create a map of congestion hotspots. It's now emerged that this data, however, along with a user's speed, is being made available to local governments and authorities.'...read more>>>...

Erase painful memories: Scientific breakthrough could let us delete trauma from our minds

All of us have wanted to erase a painful memory at some point. Now scientists claim they are on the verge of a breakthrough after finding a way to potentially delete trauma from our minds. They have discovered a link between a protein called PKM and our recollection of disturbing events. Their study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could have profound implications for war veterans, the victims of violent crimes and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Lead researcher David Glanzman, from the University of California, Los Angeles, said: 'I think we will be able to alter memories someday to reduce the trauma from our brains. Not in the immediate future, but I think we will be able to go into one's brain, identify the location of the memory of a traumatic experience and try to dampen it down.......read more>>>...

Image Of The Day

Stonehenge
original image Matthew James

Inspiration ... for today

"I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment."-- Jean Shinoda Bolen

Messengers of Direction

Animals share our planet with us, but experience it differently—each has its own abilities and gifts that allow them to interact successfully with the natural world. Since we are merely one manifestation of the universe’s energy in action, when we feel the need for direction we can turn to animals in nature for guidance. Animals can show us different ways to approach and deal with our challenges.

As we hold a question in mind, we can begin to pay attention to the animal activity around us. Staring out a window we may notice a bird soaring high in the sky, showing us how to look at our situation from a greater distance. If we don’t get an immediate answer, we can remember that the universe has its own perfect timing that doesn’t heed the ticking of the clock. Instead, we can release our question into the universe’s care, and then trust that an animal messenger will carry inspiration our way. In the meantime, we align ourselves with the universe’s rhythm—opening, humbling ourselves, and shifting our perceptions so that at the perfect time we will be ready. Then, even weeks later, the sight of a small bird hopping from branch to branch may signal for us to use a talent other than our greatest strength and to take small leaps rather than fly over details. A squirrel bounding across an open expanse of grass to stash its latest prize may remind us to check our favorite hiding places for forgotten treasure. Even if we don’t see actual animals, their representations may hold messages; whether we see them in a shape in the clouds, a picture, or a show on television, their symbolic meaning is the same.

Animals are closer to the rhythms and cycles of nature and have fewer distractions from it than humans do. That is why they are the perfect messengers when we are in need of advice. Just by being themselves they remind us of the wisdom of the universe, and that all answers are available to us when we reconnect with our source and with those who know how to be nurtured by it.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Tennessee Valley Shuts All Browns Ferry Nuclear Reactors After Storm

Tennessee Valley Authority shut all three Browns Ferry reactors in Alabama yesterday after severe storms and tornadoes caused a brief power outage at the plant, Barbara Martocci, a company spokeswoman, said. The plant, which includes the three reactors, automatically shut at 5:30 p.m. local time after losing the off-site power supply, Martocci, who is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, said today in a telephone interview......read more>>>...

Is this America's tsunami? 273 die and thousands of homes are destroyed as 161 tornadoes up to a MILE wide tear through South

The deadliest storms for 40 years have obliterated large swaths of land from Mississippi to Georgia, killing at least 273 people in six states, wiping out homes and businesses and causing a nuclear power plant to use back-up generators.The death toll, already staggering, continues to rise almost every few minutes as rescue workers pull bodies from the rubble. There are fears it could rise higher than the death toll recorded in 1974 when 315 people lost their lives in a single day when violent storms rocked several states. There were reports of more than 160 twisters crashing through the Southern states right up to the Northern states, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center. There were 184 dead in Alabama alone, the state emergency management agency confirmed. It was the worst hit state that saw an enormous F5-category tornado rip through Birmingham yesterday leaving a path of devastation in its wake....read more>>>...

US Government Takes Down HAARP Website to Conceal Evidence of US Weather Modification and Earthquake Inducing Warfare.

'The HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) website has been down for the past 3 weeks. It was ordered taken down by the US government to conceal US weather modification and earthquake inducing warfare activities against foreign states.

The HAARP website was publishing very damaging evidence of US military weather modification and earthquake triggering operations against foreign states. HAARP’s waterfall charts and magnetometer charts gave evidence of an ongoing weather war between the United States government and foreign states. The magnetometer presented concrete evidence that HAARP triggered the Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami.'...read more>>>...

Fukushima Plutonium Meets Chemtrail Barium - The Perfect Crime?

'Assuming you already know Fukushima is a "dirty bomb" aimed at the US, I suggest that it is not the perpetrators intention that California, Oregon etc. be permanently contaminated with plutonium as are villages downwind of Chernobyl.

What they want it to reduce our population and degrade the health and level of functioning of the survivors, but to save the prime real estate in habitable condition for themselves.

To accomplish this they are sending enduring plutonium over in small quantities only to create a weapons factory in the sky from which will come highly unstable (short-half-life) radioactive isotopes of barium and lanthanum. These isotopes will be produced in this way.'......read more>>>....

Laying bare the not-so-sweet tale of a sugar and its role in the spread of cancer

Cancer has a mighty big bag of tricks that it uses to evade the body's natural defense mechanisms and proliferate. Among those tricks is one that allows tumor cells to turn the intricate and extensive system of lymphatic vessels into something of a highway to metastasis. Yet research unveiled this week may aid in the development of therapeutics that will put the brakes on such cancer spread, and the researchers who completed the study say the findings may extend to other lymphatic disorders.


In the latest issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the team at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California, San Diego, reports an important advance in the understanding of the molecular machinery needed for lymphatic cell growth.
"In many carcinomas, lymphatic vessels grow and remodel around and sometimes within tumors. This allows tumor cells to go upstream to the lymph nodes," explains assistant professor Mark Fuster, who led the study. Once tumor cells hitch a ride to the lymph nodes, the disease can be more difficult to fight. "We were trying to understand the mechanisms that turn on the growth of lymphatic vessel cells in the laboratory."...read more>>>...

Image Of The Day

Avebury
original image Matthew James

Peppermint Earns Respect in Mainstream Medicine

University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects up to 20% of the population.

In a paper published this week in the international journal Pain, researchers from the University's Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory explain how peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon, soothing inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Stuart Brierley says while peppermint has been commonly prescribed by naturopaths for many years, there has been no clinical evidence until now to demonstrate why it is so effective in relieving pain.
 
"Our research shows that peppermint acts through a specific anti-pain channel called TRPM8 to reduce pain sensing fibers, particularly those activated by mustard and chilli. This is potentially the first step in determining a new type of mainstream clinical treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)," he says......read more>>>...

Quote For The Day

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” -- Richard Bach

Unblocking the Ally

Sometimes when we feel anger, it is coming from a deep place that demands acknowledgment and expression. At these times, it is important that we find healthy ways to honor our anger, remembering how dangerous it is to repress it. However, anger can also become a habit, our go-to emotion whenever things go wrong. Often this is because, for whatever reason, we feel more comfortable expressing anger than we do other emotions, like sadness. It can also be that getting angry gives us the impression that we’ve done something about our problem. In these cases, our habitual anger is inhibiting both our ability to express our other emotions and to take action in our lives.

If it’s true that anger is functioning this way in your life, the first thing you might want to try is to notice when you get angry. You might begin to see a pattern of some kind. For example, you could notice that it is always your first response or that it comes up a lot in one particular situation. If the pattern doesn’t become clear right away, you could try keeping a journal about when you get angry and see if you can find any underlying meaning. The good thing about keeping a journal is that you can explore your anger more deeply in it—from examining who in your family of origin expressed a lot of anger to how you feel when you encounter anger in others. This kind of awareness can be a formidable agent of transformation.

Anger can be a powerful ally, since it is filled with energy that we can harness and use to create change in the world. It is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system. However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth. Identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Nuclear Disaster That Could Destroy Japan ... and the World

The nuclear power plants in Japan are ageing rapidly; like cyborgs, they are barely kept in operation by a continuous replacement of parts. And now that Japan has entered a period of earthquake activity and a major accident could happen at any time, the people live in constant state of anxiety.

Seismologists and geologists agree that, after some fifty years of seismic inactivity, with the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (Southern Hyogo Prefecture Earthquake), the country has entered a period of seismic activity. In 2004, the Chuetsu Earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture, doing damage to the village of Yamakoshi. Three years later, in 2007, the Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake severely damaged the nuclear reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa. In 2008, there was an earthquake in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, causing a whole mountain to disappear completely. Then in 2009 the Hamaoka nuclear plant was put in a state of emergency by the Suruga Bay Earthquake. And now, in 2011, we have the 3/11 earthquake offshore from the northeast coast. But the period of seismic activity is expected to continue for decades. From the perspective of seismology, a space of 10 or 15 years is but a moment in time....read more>>>...

The military's war on the Earth

Use as many low-energy lightbulbs as you like, turn down the thermostat and drive a hybrid car, but whatever you do as an individual -- indeed, the sum of what we all do for the environment --does almost nothing to alleviate the U.S. military's destruction of the earth.


In The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism, Barry Sanders writes that like other capitalist institutions, "each military branch ... must grow larger and fatter each year; expansion is the life blood of imperialism." Further, Sanders asserts, "The military can brook limits of no kind whatsoever. ... The Pentagon conducts its business behind very thick and very closed doors. It writes its own rules and either follows them or violates them, depending on the situation." ...read more>>>...

More Buddhist Inspiration

In essence, keep your mind relaxed at all times and accept the manifold experiences of life. Look at all situations with a sense of cheer and humor and, just as we may watch a comedy on the television to relieve tension, we should laugh at ourselves and have no tension---Geshe Namgyal Wangchen

The Lovers

The Lovers is numbered six and is a card of innocence, trust, exhilaration and joy. The couple (often seen intertwined or standing side by side) are soulmates, each being one half of a perfect union. The figure flying above them is Cupid, blessing them with the might of Universal Love.

The Lovers are the embodiment of the harmony of opposites. This is how we are before the fear and prejudices of life intervene. We give our love freely to others and we need no other to make us whole.

Love is much misunderstood. It is subjective and the word 'love' is so overused that it has almost lost its original meaning. We are all capable of the immense power of deep feelings. Love happens when we step out of the darkness of fear, pain and doubt into the light. Love can move mountains. Love breeds love - a happy smile breaking through another's melancholy proves this.

Loving ourselves is the first step to touching the mighty power of Universal Love. We must live each moment as though it were the only one - rejoicing and celebrating, loving the soul within us rather than fighting with the reflection the rest of the world sees....>>>www.angelpaths.com

Anomaly Gallery - Mars Once More...

Interesting shapes on the Martian surface ... but what are they?

More interesting shapes from on Mars ... that have a distinct look of 'technology' and lifeforms ...

Armed Agents Invade Maxam Nutraceutics and Steal Natural Health Products in Shocking FDA Raid

'Amidst all the destructive activities taking place in our world today that deserve attention, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided instead to make it a personal mission to destroy the businesses and livelihoods of those trying to help people through natural medicine.

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, dozens of agents from the FDA, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an unprovoked, full-scale raid on Hood River, Ore.-based Maxam Nutraceutics, a company that produces and sells nutritional supplements primarily for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Alzheimer's disease.'...read more>>>...

Is a Rogue Computer Virus Shutting Down Nuclear Plants Worldwide?

“The idea here is not only to fool the operators in the control room. It actually is much more dangerous and aggressive. The idea here is to circumvent a digital safety system…. when they are compromised, then real bad things can happen. Your plant can blow up and and neither your operators nor your safety system will notice it. That’s scary. But it gets worse – and this is very important, what I am going to say. Think about this: this attack is generic. It doesn’t have anything to do with specifics with centrifuges, with uranium enrichment.

So it would work as well, for example in a power plant or in an automobile factory. It is generic. And as an attacker you don’t have to deliver this payload by a USB stick, as we saw it in the case of Stuxnet. You could also use conventional worm technology for spreading. Just spread it as wide as possible. And if you do that, what you end up with is a cyberweapon of mass destruction".'...read more>>>....

Theosophy for Today ...

As long as the attention of the creator of any thought form, great or small, is turned towards it, that magnetic link persists, the thought form is vitalized, and its work carried on. When the work has been accomplished, and the thought-form has served its purpose, every creator, consciously or unconsciously, turns his attention elsewhere, and his thought form disintegrates. Hence the occult significance of all the processes occultly involved in sight, can be seen.

As long as the eye of the Creator is upon that which is created, just so long does it persist; let the Creator withdraw "the light of his countenance" and the death of the thought form ensues, for vitality or energy follows the line of the eye. When, therefore, a man, in meditation, considers his work and builds his thought form for service, he is occultly looking, and consequently energizing; he begins to use the third eye in its secondary aspect.

The third or spiritual eye has several functions. Amongst others, it is the organ of illumination, the unveiled eye of the soul, through which light and illumination comes into the mind, and thus the entire lower life becomes irradiated. It is also the organ through which pours the directing energy which streams out from the conscious creating adept to the instruments of service, his thought-forms....read more>>>...

Image Of The Day

Orb Community - Queanbeyan, NSW
original image Matthew James

Today's Inspiration

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes." -- Etty Hillesum

Are You A Futant?

'Are there humans who are genetically determined to be indicators of the next dimension of evolving human consciousness? Yes. We call them futants. This paper is intended to provide a name, sense of identity, concept, vocabulary, context, and suggestion of societal role-contribution.

Futant is a term coined by Timothy Leary, Ph.D., former Harvard lecturer in psychology and the engine behind the peaceful Jeffersonian revolution of the ‘60’s. Melding future and mutant, it defines those 1.5-2% of the population at any given time who are genetically “programmed” to be the evolutionary future scouts.'...read more>>>...

More of the 'From The Ridiculous To The Sublime': Wearing a Casio Enough to Become Terror Suspect

'The watch can be found the world over and costs only a few euros. According to secret documents obtained by SPIEGEL through the WikiLeaks whistleblower platform, US interrogators at Guantanamo Bay identified potential terrorists by the watch they wore on their wrist.'......read more>>>...

Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of cognitive decline

If you want to keep your brain healthy, it turns out that visiting friends, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles.

According to research conducted at Rush University Medical Center, frequent social activity may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline in old age. The study has just been posted online in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

The researchers were especially careful in their analysis to try to rule out the possibility that cognitive decline precedes, or causes, social isolation, and not the reverse.

"It's logical to think that when someone's cognitive abilities break down, they are less likely to go out and meet friends, enjoy a camping trip, or participate in community clubs. If memory and thinking capabilities fail, socializing becomes difficult," said lead researcher Bryan James, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the epidemiology of aging and dementia in the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. "But our findings suggest that social inactivity itself leads to cognitive impairments."

The study included 1,138 older adults with a mean age of 80 who are participating in the Rush Memory and Aging Project, an ongoing longitudinal study of common chronic conditions of aging. They each underwent yearly evaluations that included a medical history and neuropsychological tests. ...read more>>>...

An Invitation to Love

Though your host of spirit guides encompasses many diverse beings, all of which willingly watch over you, meditating with angels can be a uniquely insightful experience. The angels stationed at your side are both powerful and knowledgeable—they possess a limitless understanding of your needs and desires, your strengths and weaknesses, and your purpose. However, angels take an active part in our lives only when invited to do so. Meditation allows you to make contact with your angels and lovingly request that they participate actively in your day-to-day life.
To begin, retreat to a solitary place where you won’t be distracted by concerns. Incense and candlelight may aid you in achieving a meditative state but are not necessary. However, laying an image of an angel, angel statue, or item symbolizing your angels before you can focus your thoughts. Sit comfortably, breathe deeply, and let yourself relax. When you feel peaceful, invite your angels from the highest of light to sit with you as you meditate. Mentally repeat your request and reiterate that this time together is important to you. Then, in your mind’s eye, visualize a bright-white light floating above you. As you breathe, draw this light first into the crown of your head and then into the whole of your physical self. Allow this light to spread through your arms and hands, your core, and your lower body. Repeat this integration of illumination with a violet light.
Once again, ask your angels to be with you. Let the stillness surrounding you enter your soul, and open your heart to your angel guides. If they wish to communicate a message, they will do so now. Allow them to wrap their wings around you and infuse you with their bountiful love. Breathe them in as you did the light. As the meditation draws to a close, you may feel a presence, fluttering wings, or billowing fabric, or you may see an angel in your mind’s eye. Thank them for providing you with love and light, and being with you as you meditated. If you don’t sense or feel anything, there is no cause for worry—you can be certain your angels are with you. Don’t be surprised if you start to see signs throughout the day that your angels are near, perhaps a feather at your doorstep. As you practice this meditation, you will become increasingly adept at recognizing when your angels are near and sensing their presence.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Inspiration ... for today

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” -- Byron Katie

Orbs in the Sky ...

Orb laden sky over Canberra
original image Matthew James
This image isn't as clear as it was viewed through the camera's viewing screen ... but the main points of interest can still be seen. The image was taken looking upwards towards thick white clouds which were over Canberra on Sunday night ... there is little evidence of the clouds seen in this image. But there are plenty of orbs ... and, strange formation at the top of the image which 'appears' to resemble a couple of odd apparition like faces ...

Update: "Skyart"

SKYART Blog

U.S. fears overdue 'megathrust' earthquake will trigger tsunami and decimate unprepared cities on north-west coast

The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a 'megathrust' earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that the Pacific seaboard could be similarly ravaged. The horrifying possibilities have been brought to light by data researched by the Active Tectonics and Seafloor Mapping Laboratory at Oregon State University. And the results are shown in a documentary, Megaquake: The Hour That Shook Japan, which is set to go out on the Discovery Channel in the UK this weekend....read more>>>>...

Cannabinoids Kill Cancer And Our 'Government' Has Known for 36 Years

'A new study published in Nature Reviews-Cancer provides an historic and detailed explanation about how THC and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer, but preserve normal cells. The study by Manuel Guzmán of Madrid Spain found that cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals. They do so by modulating key cell-signalling pathways, thereby inducing direct growth arrest and death of tumor cells, as well as by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that supply the tumor.'...read more>>>...

Duality ...

Light in the Sky
Matthew James
We live in a crazy world of duality. A world of contrasts and harsh extremes. There is only illusion when there are total opposing polarities in everything ... black and white; right and wrong; male and female; happy and sad; life and death; left and right ... these are part of the human world of experience. The programmed illusion we exist in within this physical world. Linked to the physical vehicles we know as bodies ... part of a consciousness linked to this virtual reality; fooled into thinking we are actually within these bodies when in truth we, like the mind are really seperate and outside to the body.

There is a dilemma ... one of many in truth ... existing in dual nature presents the thought 'are we supposed to truly experience the human condition and forget the spiritual aspect ...? Experiencing the game to its full capacity ...? Or are we supposed to be aware we are not really the human being in the game ... and learn to retain our true spiritual self? If so ... what is the point of the experience surely...?' Is it better to remain in an ignorant state ... and be merely the human being seperated from true consciousness, believing the myths there is no life after death ... and there are no other life forms out in the universe? Is it the right choice to fall for all the glamours and cocktails of deception ... in order to experience this game? Or, by the very fact, our spirit awakens and reminds us of the duality, are we supposed to exist within the game in an almost bipolar state?

Perhaps ... this is the age where we do awaken and remember, whereas before we were meant to experience the game in an ignorant state ...? But, it IS a game. This life IS a virtual reality ... a holographic state much like the film 'The Matrix'. Having this insight ... is a major distraction when we are surrounded by human beings who have not had this awakening yet ...? The current excursion, though exciting, is downright dangerous ... there are agencies who still try to cull the awakened state; the www is overflowing with disinformation ... an intentional ploy to confuse those poor, vulnerable souls who are experiencing the awakening as the change in awareness flows from soul to soul ... these agencies know their time is short, and have stepped up their efforts to suppress the tide ... their childlike fingers can only plug the holes in the dam wall for a limited time ... the awakening is upon us all.

At times it is hard to be 'the human' ... the awakening is persistent and the demands of the active higher self is something impossible to deny ... and at other times it becomes impossible to be connected to the activated higher self ... such is the duality of this state of awareness. This only adds to the craziness of the human world experience at this time. The glamours of materialism taste like nectar to the higher self ... and at times its decision making gets swayed by truly human decisions; the pull of the land of opposites ... the magnetic attractions and subsequent reactions are intense; as they are meant to be. In our human state of being ... this world does seem VERY real ... but in our active higher self state, we see the world as nothing more than a dream state ... an illusion ... a deception ... MJ

"DNA's Messenger": Harvard/MIT Researchers Discover RNA Lifecycle Key to Disease

RNA plays a critical role in directing the creation of proteins, but there is more to the life of an RNA molecule than simply carrying DNA's message. Researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have developed an approach that offers many windows into the lifecycle of these essential molecules and will enable other scientists to investigate what happens when something in a cell goes wrong. "People are discovering more and more how the RNA lifecycle is at the heart of problems we see in disease, but we actually understand a lot less about it than we understand about many other cellular processes," said Aviv Regev, a core faculty member of the Broad Institute and a co-senior author on the paper.

Regev and her colleagues have developed a method that allows them to tease apart the different stages of this lifecycle by measuring how much messenger RNA is produced and how much is degraded. The balance of these two processes contributes to the changes seen in RNA levels in a cell over time, much the way that birth and death rates contribute to a country's total population....read more>>>....

More of the 'From The Ridiculous To The Sublime':"Bumping in bumper cars is banned at Butlins in the name of 'health and safety'"

You could be forgiven for thinking bumper cars were, well, for bumping.

But seaside resorts are introducing their own strict Highway Code on the fairground ride because of health and safety concerns. Bosses at all three Butlins resorts – in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness – have decided that the point of dodgems is to dodge one another. So they have banned visitors from bumping their cars together, requesting that they manoeuvre them carefully and sedately around the course instead.

They insist adults and children can still have ‘great fun’ overtaking other cars – but only while driving in an orderly fashion in the same direction. However, disappointed visitors have described the experience....read more>>>...

What We See

Though it is human to evaluate people we encounter based on first impressions, the conclusions we come to are seldom unaffected by our own fears and our own preconceptions. Additionally, our judgments are frequently incomplete. For example, wealth can seem like proof that an individual is spoiled, and poverty can be seen as a signifier of laziness—neither of which may be true. At the heart of the tendency to categorize and criticize, we often find insecurity. Overcoming our need to set ourselves apart from what we fear is a matter of understanding the root of judgment and then reaffirming our commitment to tolerance.
When we catch ourselves thinking or behaving judgmentally, we should ask ourselves where these judgments come from. Traits we hope we do not possess can instigate our criticism when we see them in others because passing judgment distances us from those traits. Once we regain our center, we can reinforce our open-mindedness by putting our feelings into words. To acknowledge to ourselves that we have judged, and that we have identified the root of our judgments, is the first step to a path of compassion. Recognizing that we limit our awareness by assessing others critically can make moving past our initial impressions much easier. Judgments seldom leave room for alternate possibilities.
Mother Teresa said, “If you judge people, you don’t have time to love them.” If we are quick to pass judgment on others, we forget that they, like us, are human beings. As we seldom know what roads people have traveled before a shared encounter or why they have come into our lives, we should always give those we meet the gift of an open heart. Doing so allows us to replace fear-based criticism with appreciation because we can then focus wholeheartedly on the spark of good that burns in all human souls.

History of Smudging

Smudging is the common name given to the indigenous American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. This is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group, a space, or all three. This tradition has been a part of the spirituality of indigenous Americans for thousands of years, and now this cleansing ritual is available to anyone who is willing to give it a try. The ritual is very simple and very empowering, and you don't need a lot of expensive equipment to start doing it in your own home.

Perhaps you are wondering why smudging is effective? It is because it allows you to effect the world of subtle spiritual energies using the spirits of various powerful, healing plants. If you have ever worked with yoga or meditation, you will understand that your body, and indeed, the spaces that you occupy, vibrate with invisible energy currents that can be strongly effected by outside forces, both physical and spiritual.......read more>>>

Buddhist Inspiration ...

What is the View? It is nothing less than seeing the actual state of things as they are; it is knowing that the true nature of mind is the true nature of everything; and it is realizing that the true nature of mind is the absolute truth.

Dudjom Rinpoche says: “The View is the comprehension of the naked awareness, within which everything is contained: sensory perception and phenomenal existence, samsara and nirvana. This awareness has two aspects: ‘emptiness’ as the absolute, and ‘appearances’ or ‘perception’ as the relative.”

The Meaning of Words: New Evidence of Ancient Maya History

 
Figure 1. Lithograph of Stela at Copan,
Published in 1844 by Frederick Catherwood

 The ancient Maya culture flourished in Mesoamerica. At the height of their splendour there's an overwhelming rise in architectural construction, the type of buildings that pay homage to their rulers and their ancestors. Archaeologists call this phenomenon the Classic Maya Period, a time between 200 and 900 A.D. Within these centuries, archaeologists have found evidence that city-states expressed their power by creating unique architectural centers that in many ways were meant to replicate their cosmology. Perhaps the most important social act for a new king was to establish their relationship with the founder of the lineage and they did so by sponsoring magnificent works of art.

Our fascination with the Maya is credited to John Lloyd Stephens, a New York Lawyer who travelled to the Yucatan and Central America in the 1840s, and Frederick Catherwood, an Englishman whose mission was to visually document the journey, a talent that has inspired many of us in becoming archaeologists.

Along with multi-levelled stepped pyramids, ball courts, plazas and freestanding monuments called Stelae, the Maya also literally told the stories of their parents, ancestors, founders, foes, captured enemies and military alliances. Maya writing is a unique feature of this culture that along with the perfection of their calendar has intrigued and mystified the world. Their texts are expressions of a ruling class, however, the question remains, are we reading history, political propaganda or both?....read more>>>....

Quote For The Day

"...conflict is the primary engine of creativity and innovation. People don't learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering difference." -- Ronald Heifetz

Remote Viewing Exercise #2 - The Solution

The 'solution' for last week's Remote Viewing Exercise #2 was the No7 in Envelope #3

...and the third part of the exercise ... this image of a Sunflower was the original choice for the exercise ...

Well done to everyone who attempted this exercise. From received e-mails & PM's on Facebook there has been a number of near misses! Nobody managed to answer it fully 100% ... but the image of the Sunflower & envelope 3 was correctly identified by one person ... and another managed to correctly identify the number 7 was the object in the envelope.....

Images Of The Day - 'Ghosthunting'

'Orb Community'
Queanbeyan, NSW - 25th April 2011
image Matthew James

'Two Observers'
Queanbeyan, NSW -25th April 2011
image Matthew James

'More of the Orb Community'
Queanbeyan, NSW - 25th April 2011
image Matthew James

Irrational Consumerism (or The Few Companies Who Feed the World)

'Not many people realize that most of the processed foods available on the market, whether they be in groceries or fast-food chains, all come from the same few companies. Even less people realize that these companies are major actors in elite organizations who decide health, social and economic policies around the world. We’ll look at the big three companies who feed the world, their many brands and the tactics they undertake to make people crave their products.'...read more>>>...

Police release details of Welsh UFO sightings

E.T. phoned home almost 30 years ago, but Welsh households are still phoning the police with details of more UFO sightings in Wales. South Wales Police have released details of reported UFO sightings it has received from homeowners. A total of 16 reports of UFOs were made to the police force between the February 2007 and January of this year. One caller reported seeing a large UFO emitting beams light into the Aberfan night sky, with several smaller crafts circling it. Another person saw four unidentified flying objects soar past two aeroplanes flying above to the Ford engine plant in Bridgend. And one witness at Maerdy mountain saw a large, grey orb shoot past the moon. Almost 38% of the sightings over the past three years were made in Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Most of the reports were made in 2009 making up six of the 16 sightings. The details come after the Wales on Sunday revealed two weeks ago the extent of UFO reports in North and West Wales over the past decade. A total of 33 reports of strange crafts in the sky were made to North Wales and Dyfed-Powys Police services since 2002. A third of these were in 2009....read more>>>...

Monday, 25 April 2011

New Concerns Over Swine Flu Jab After Children Given it 'Hit by Sudden Sleep Syndrome'

'A swine flu vaccine which has been given to thousands of children in Britain may cause the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and nodding off suddenly without warning. All packets of the vaccine Pandemrix will have to carry a warning about the risk following a ruling by the EU regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...read more>>>...

More Orbs

Orbs - Queanbeyan, NSW
original image Matthew James

Seasons of Beauty

We tend to associate youth with beauty, but the truth is that beauty transcends every age. Just as a deciduous tree is stunning in all its stages—from its full leafy green in the summer to its naked skeleton during winter and everything in between—human beings are beautiful throughout their life spans.
The early years of our lives tend to be about learning and experiencing as much as we possibly can. We move through the world like sponges, absorbing the ideas of other people and the world. Like a tree in spring, we are waking up to the world. In this youthful phase of life, our physical strength, youth, and beauty help open doors and attract attention. Gradually, we begin to use the information we have gathered to form ideas and opinions of our own. As we cultivate our philosophy about life, our beauty becomes as much about what we are saying, doing, and creating as it is about our appearance. Like a tree in summer, we become full, expressive, beautiful, and productive.
When the time comes for us to let go of the creations of our middle lives, we are like a tree in autumn dropping leaves, as we release our past attachments and preparing for a new phase of growth. The children move on, and careers shift or end. The lines on our faces, the stretch marks, and the grey hairs are beautiful testaments to the fullness of our experience. In the winter of our lives, we become stripped down to our essence like a tree. We may become more radiant than ever at this stage, because our inner light shines brighter through our eyes as time passes. Beauty at this age comes from the very core of our being—our essence. This essence is a reminder that there is nothing to fear in growing older and that there is a kind of beauty that comes only after one has spent many years on earth.

The Doubleness of a 'Self'

We have a double role... as the "self-observing", and the "self-observed". One part of us is studying our own personality... the other part is being studied by the "action". Although the soul itself... appears as one of the components... within the world, it also holds true... that "the world is in the soul". This is a critical paradox "Parallel Universes", all this reflects the "doubleness" of a "Self"... that must live by standards of "self-judgment".While we can believe in our own extinction.... we are wholly unable to "imagine" it… "Imagination" and "Dreams" are always within us. Otherwise, we would not be able to take a step into the future...read more>>>...

Kundalini Awakening

Kundalini fire
Matthew James
'' Kundalini '' literally means, ''coiled one''. The Oriental (Eastern) Spirituality defines ''Ananda'' as Bliss; the letter ''A'' symbolising Shakti . Kundalini is the primordial '' Shakti'' or cosmic energy that lies coiled in the muladhara chakra (Base or Root Chakra) corresponding to the base of spine, in your body. The cosmic energy is your life force, which keeps your body alive, and can be pictured as a coiled snake living at the base of the spine. When awakened, Kundalini begins to move upward within the sushumna, the subtle central channel, piercing the chakras and initiating various yogic processes, which bring about total purification and rejuvenation of the entire being. When Kundalini enters the sahasrara ( the Crown Chakra) region, the spiritual center in the crown of the head, the individual self merges in the universal Self and attains the state of Self-realisation. The goal of '' Kundalini Yoga '' is to en the life force by causing energy to travel up through the spine, where it will stimulate various chakras (emotional centers throughout the body). Kundalini yoga can be profoundly emotional - it can allow you to see what''s really going on in your life; if helps you become more aware of negative thought patterns and make the choice to change them. When Kundalini awakening happens to people who are not on a spiritual path, the experience can leave them fragile and fragmented. As the Kundalini process involves a redefinition and reintegration of self, it adds extra pressure when people wish to suppress the transformation and insist to lead their lives normally....read more>>>....

Strong, shallow earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake hit eastern Indonesia early Monday, sending residents, hotels guests and patients from a hospital fleeing in panic. Some homes were damaged, with windows shattered and walls cracked, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake was centered 45 miles (75 kilometers) southeast of Kendari, a town on Sulawesi island, at a depth of just 6 miles (9 kilometers). It was followed by three strong aftershocks. Andre Wijaya, a geological official in Kendari, said the earth shook violently beneath his feet. "Women and children were screaming as they ran from their homes and into nearby fields," said Lt. Laode Surachman, a police officer in Kendari, adding that hotels emptied out and patients in a hospital were evacuated to safety. "Even officers taking part in morning roll call scattered and fled." ...read more>>>...

Ufo Over Jerusalem - three synced videos




COMMENT by MJ: I now find this UFO sighting extremely interesting, since it is very similar in appearance (and behaviour) to the UFO I sighted over Canberra on the night of Saturday 23rd April 2011 around 7.45pm ... except the speed of 'fall' by the UFO was considerably quicker than the Jerusalem one. It appeared in the sky at the same point and literally fell to below the horizon in milleseconds. The acceleration was incredible. Having seen a UFO of similar appearance with my own eyes ... I am unable to share the growing debate that the UFO was an elaborate hoax. However, the question still remains as to the origin of the craft ... human, extra-terrestrial or inter-dimensional? What was it that visited Canberra on Saturday night? Will we ever know?

Let Yourself Be Carried

 
Avebury Sarcens
Matthew James
The flow of the universe moves through everything. It's in the rocks that form, get pounded into dust, and are blown away. It is the blossoming of a flower born from a seed planted in the spring. The growth cycle that every human being goes through is part of this natural flow. The current that takes us down life's paths is this flow. When we move with it, rather than resisting, we are riding on the universal current that allows us to flow with life.

Many people live their lives struggling against this current. They try to use force or resistance to will their lives into happening the way they think it should. Others move with this flow like a sailor using the wind, trusting that the universe is taking them exactly where they need to be at all times. This flow is accessible to everyone because it moves through and around us. We are always riding this flow. It's just a matter of whether we are willing to go with it or resist it. Choosing to go with the flow is often a matter of letting go of the notion that we need to be in control at all times. The flow is always taking you where you need to go. It's just a matter of deciding whether you plan on taking the ride or having it take you there with you dragging your feet.

Learning to step into the flow can help you feel a connection to a force that is greater than you and is always there to support you. The decision to go with the flow can take courage because you are surrendering the notion that you need to do everything by yourself. Riding the flow of the universe can be effortless, exhilarating, and not like anything you ever expected. When you are open to being in this flow, you open yourself to possibilities that exist beyond the grasp of your control. As a child, you were naturally swept by the flow. Tears of sadness falling down your face could just as quickly turn to tears of laughter. Just the tiniest wave carrying you forward off the shores of the ocean could carry you into peals of delight. Our souls feel good when we go with the flow of the universe. All we have to do is make the choice to ride its currents.