Saturday, June 30, 2007

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The Presence Of Angels

A few years ago angels were hot.
We had TV shows devoted to angels. Films about angels. Books. Greeting cards. Everywhere you looked, you encountered fact and fiction about people who'd been contacted by angels and how it changed their lives.
Lately, though, the angelic hullabaloo has died down. The Web sites are still there, and I hear a couple of networks are talking about bringing out new "Stairway to Heaven"-style shows. But it's not as pervasive as it was before. Angel sightings have dropped way down, with their space being filled by Bigfoot sightings and UFO abductions.
Yesterday, however, something happened that brought angels into my mind all over again.
No, it wasn't the e-mail I got from Wanda the Arkansas Angel, chatting about what was new down her way. (Good news. Bad news. Births. Deaths. Things getting better. Things getting worse. Business as usual, you might say.)
It was lunch.
At the Mexican restaurant across the street from the courthouse.
Gwen and I were having an unusual lunch there. Unusual not because of anything they were serving - or we were or weren't eating - but because Lyndie the Waitress wasn't there. She'd had the nerve to take the day off, and I admit it. I was thrown off-balance as a result.
"The place doesn't feel the same," I said. "The atmosphere's different. No one said, 'Hi, Larry! Hi, Miz Gwen!' when we came in. No one said, 'Iced tea for Gwen and hot coffee for Larry, right?'"
Gwen sipped from her glass of iced tea. Pointed to my cup of hot coffee. "Somebody did say, 'What would you like to drink?'" she pointed out. "And we're drinking it, aren't we?"
"Sure. But no one's saying, 'How're you feeling today, Mizz Gwen? Don't forget your cell phone on the table again, Larry.' It doesn't feel right."
Gwen smiled that smile wives and lovers smile when they think we're a little nuts but also a little cute for being that way, and I decided to enjoy my lunch without thinking of Lyndie again.
But then another customer came in. A man in a Razorbacks baseball cap. The Waitress Who Wasn't Lyndie came over to give him a menu, and I saw the smile on his face fade. "Where's Lyndie?" he said.
"She's not working today."
"She always works Mondays."
The Waitress Who Wasn't Lyndie shrugged. The man let out a sigh. Spoke to no one. Everyone. Himself. "It's not the same when Lyndie isn't here. She makes me feel like someone cares about me. No matter how rough my day's been, after I walk out of here I feel strong again."
Gwen's face took on a "Eureka!" look. She leaned forward to me. "I get it now. You guys are right. Lyndie always feels so eager it makes everybody else - even me - want to plunge right into things, too."
I've been thinking about people like Lyndie since Gwen said that. People we see all the time, but don't know all that well, or even complete strangers who just happen to be in the right place at the right time to ease what ails us regardless of what's going on - right or wrong - in their own lives.
I remember the guy who came up to me one day as I was gazing out at the ocean sadly wondering what the point of my existence was. "You've got to go with it," he said out of nowhere. "All of us do."
And because of him, I did.
And the time I was that guy for an elderly woman sitting on a bench in the Paradise Town Square, looking like she was about to cry. "I'll bet your grandchildren love you," I said for no reason I knew of as I walked by. A week later she stopped me in the market. "I want to thank you for your kind words," she said. "I was doing poorly, and you made me feel alive."
Gwen's had times like that in her life also. So have all the friends I've talked to about it. People rising out of their suffering because of someone else. Or helping other people do the same without even knowing that's what's going down.
So here, for whatever it's worth, is what I think about angels:
I think we're all angels - each and every one of us shuffling across this planet - just for helping another human being or two get through the day.
Copyright C 2007 by Larry Brody. All rights reserved.
Author Larry Brody's weekly column, LIVE! FROM PARADISE! appears on his website, www.larrybrody.com. He has written thousands of hours of network television, and is the author of "Television Writing from the Inside Out" and "Turning Points in Television." Brody is Creative Director of The Cloud Creek Institute for the Arts, the world's first in-residence media colony. More about his activities can be seen on www.tvwriter.com and www.cloudcreek.org. He welcomes your comments and feedback at <mailto:LarryBrody@cloudcreek.org>LarryBrody@cloudcreek.org. Brody, his wife and their dogs, cats, horses and chickens live in Marion County, Arkansas. The other residents of the mythical town of Paradise reside in his imagination.

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Next Big Wave

The Next Big Wave
2007 Summer Solstice Energies
This is a summary of the guidance I have received concerning the upcoming summer solstice (June 21st). The summer solstice energies always come in like a wave, rising, peaking, and then waning. This year they will begin to be felt on June 16th, they will increase and peak on June 20th, 21st, 22nd and then decrease and subside on June 26th. (Mark your calenders.)

So what is coming our way? This summer solstice will be the most powerful, potent, and impacting spiritual influx we have experienced so far. It will carry some of the most demanding energies for change we have had to adjust to, in this life.

The energies feel laser-like: they are very focused, sharp, and penetrating, down to the very core of our being. They will act like a sharp sword that cuts swift and deep. Analogies come to mind such as Archangel Michael's sword which cuts away all delusion. Or, the sword Excalibur in the Arthurian myth, that maintains self-sovereignty (personal freedom) by slicing away repression.

The 2007 summer solstice energies appear to be designed to bust old paradigms. There is a "revolutionary" quality to this energy, where patterns of suppression will no longer be tolerated, whether they are societal or created by our ego-personality. The energies are about "tearing down walls." On an individual level, the energies will help clear our personality based beliefs that keep us boxed-in and closed-down.

I also sense the solstice influx as much more than energy. It is a field of higher consciousness embodying the qualities of will, love and wisdom.. To quote "The Chronicles of Narndia", "There is deep magic here." Being an expression of Spirit, the solstice wave embodies awareness. It has intelligence, direction, and purpose. With great force and clarity, this field of consciousness will "know" where to penetrate and clear delusion. Patterns of separation that exist on the collective, societal and individual level which promote limitation, power over others, and victimhood will be targeted by the solstice energy influx… It will be a time of greater alignment with Spirit and of the purification of the ego.

How will the solstice energy effect us personally? If you hold onto a belief of being powerless (or on-the-other- hand, believe you have the right to dominate others), and you define "who you are" by this story, then this could be a turbulent time for you. You will perceive your personality under attack.This could result in an unconscious clinging to
old beliefs, which in turn, will result in constriction and physical pain.

We tend to carry trauma in our tissues, anchored into toxins held in the cells. I feel the summer solstice energies are powerful enough to reach down into the tissue and DNA and clear these patterns of separation. As the emotional patterns are cleared, the chemical toxins will also be released. So both emotional and chemical detoxification can be expected.

I believe many of us will easily surf the solstice wave. Probably the worst that will happen is that we will find ourselves tired and taking a lot of naps.You may even experience long periods of joy and tranquility, for as the fear and conflict are cleared, peace remains. However, if you are emotionally uncomfortable or you are experiencing physical pain,
here are some action steps. Nothing in this list is mandatory. As always, in all ways, follow your inner guidance.

- If headaches arise you are not grounding these intense energies through your body very well. Take the time to sit on the Earth or lean against a tree.

-Epsom salt baths are an effective way of detoxing. Chemical toxins are pulled out of the pores through osmotic pressure, thereby, helping to release the emotional charge anchored to them. Add 1 part Epsom salt, 1 part table salt, and 1 part baking soda to the warmest bath water that you can handle. If inclined, you can add essential oils, such as
rosemary, to enhance the clearing process. Drink lots of water as you soak.

-If anger is surfacing, consider a liver cleanse to flush toxins out of the liver. Google "liver cleanse" or "liver flush" for references and directions.

-Before you take a nap or go to sleep, ask your spiritual support team (your spiritual guides, Masters, angels, etc.) to assist you in your healing process.

-Drink more water than usual throughout the day. You can add flower essences like "Rescue Remedy" or herbal tinctures like red clover (which opens heart chakra) or burdock (which clears anger from the liver) to your water bottle. This will help smooth out the emotional bumps.

-When you are experiencing troubling emotions, it is important not to repress or deny them. Allow yourself to fully feel them, honor them as your own creation, then choose to let them go. Ask assistance from your spiritual support team for their release. Imagine yourself as an empty tube. As you breathe, visualize directing the breath through you and the letting the negative emotions flow out. You can also set the intention that as you walk, that the old emotions flow down your legs and out of your feet with each step you take.

-If you are experiencing physical pain, ask your inner awareness, "What issue of conflict am I holding onto?" Chances are good that it's some form of judgment; such as a judgment of yourself, a judgment against another, or a judgment about your existing circumstances. Judgment binds the negative emotions in your body and if held long enough creates
physical pain or disease. The solution was given 2,000 yeas ago: forgiveness. Forgiveness is the release of the judgment, allowing the old negative emotions (poisons) to pass out of your system. You may feel we have every ethical right to hold onto to the judgment, but the pain you are feeling is saying otherwise.

Of all the action steps in this list, the act of forgiveness holds the greatest power to heal your wounds for it releases you from self-bondage. So, forgive. Forgive yourself for choices made out of ignorance. Forgive yourself for lost opportunities. Forgive others who
you feel have harmed you (remember, you invited them into your life drama to heal aspects of yourself). Forgive the personal life circumstances that disturb you (the truth is you created them). Forgive your parents. Forgive your "X"…If you do, the summer solstice energy will strongly support your release of the pain.

The power of the summer solstice influx (pure white-gold light) will allow it to penetrate our cells and our emotional and mental bodies. It will sweep through our body on all levels and clear the lower frequencies of discord. It is a time of purging that which is no longer
longer needed. And, if this clearing process is welcomed with gratitude, e.g. "Thank you for this chance to release and heal!", it will be a much smoother ride.

The amplitude of the solstice wave will diminish after June 26th., however, its energy will remain with us, percolating through our being. A low-level clearing will continue long after the solstice has passed. You may discover the action steps still have application months from now. Suggestion: Choose to "let go" of any fears you may have around this, for it is fear that restricts your freedom to grow.
Summary: I view the 2007 summer solstice as a high and holy initiation for every life form on the planet. The energy is non-discriminatory in terms of who receives it, it is available to all. It is the breath of Spirit upon the land. It will assist you in the release of your most painful wounds, if you allow it.. The solstice influx carries mighty currents of change. In our darkest hours we have prayed for change and our prayers are being answered. The solstice energies can help you clear your issues of disconnection, lack,
powerlessness, and bondage. Choose to use the solstice energies to heal blocks in your body. Choose to release your concerns. Ask and you shall receive.

The solstice wave is also an auspicious time to energize you heart's desires. Visualize and feel your goals and intentions as fully manifested. Feel the joy of harmonious relationships, abundance, health, and the completion of chosen projects. As you do so, any unconscious resistance will surface and can be dissolved by the energy. There could
not be a better time for you to visualize the new life you choose to experience. I would suggest you embrace the solstice wave. Become one with the wave. Let it flow through you. Surrender to it. That choice will increase its presence with you and its ability to assist you.

Note from Samuel - May 28th, 2007
Minneapolis, Minn. USA.

A Personal Note: I was "pressured" by my guidance to make this channeling available. The Spiritual Forces, working with the solstice energies, sincerely want this information to reach as many people as possible. Feel free, therefore, to pass this report onto any friend,
relative, or colleague in your network you believe will benefit from this information. May it reach those it can serve. - S

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Awakening of the Samurai Light Workers

 
The Awakening of the Samurai Light Workers

June 19, 2007

June, July, and August is going to be a hot bed of transformation, and I am not talking about the thermometer either. This is the biggest shift to hit the consciousness of humanity to date, and I know you are feeling it.

The exhaustion we felt on and around June 3rd was due to a Maya Astrology reboot of the Tzolk'in. We are just beginning to emerge out of this exhaustion. This hits us every 260 days . . . but this rebooting was brutal and made a lot of us go take a nap . . . for days! It was the BIGGEST leap we have made thus far. Now we are quickly coming up on the solstice solar energy on June 21st. This is another leap before we have a chance to anchor and integrate the last leap. The Perseids Meteor showers hit us from July 17th through August 24th. The storm will peak on August 12th at a whopping rate of 50-100 meteors per hour. The Star Elders say that this meteor shower is the remains of the lost planet Maldek. In ancient history, Maldek was destroyed by the misuse of energy and power much like the fall of Atlantis. This particular meteor shower will be greatly amplified with the powerful energy that we are presently in. It will trigger a lot of upheaval in those that had something to do with the destruction of planet Maldek, the fall of Atlantis, or even those that had something to do with deploying nuclear bombs. There could be an acceleration of tension in the Middle East.

Present medical authorities will be confused by the strange wave of mental illnesses and physiological break downs. This occurs because out of date, negative, mental concepts and programming will be scrambled, while new positive programs and concepts begin to emerge. To the sensitive ones out there, this is going to feel like a psychic white-out of sorts . . . like a sensory overload.

In this scrambling, some that we thought were asleep are actually awake . . . and others who thought they were awake are actually asleep. The beauty of this is that each of us will not be able to waste precious time judging each other. Only Creator knows our heart, and it is now time to take care of home base, our own hearts and bodies, as we quickly evolve, seemingly, out of control. All this is somewhat subtle now, (not kidding here) but it will become more noticeable as time passes. Unfortunately, the ones who really need this information will not be reading this. Let us send them love and clarity, and most of all, an open door. Those of us that are getting this information will get through this, if we stick together and listen to our hearts.

So how is this affecting us, and how can we make this powerful time easier on our body?

The physical body is REELING out of control with the accelerated shifts. It does not know how to let go of something it knows and understands. It is a mechanical consciousness that was programmed by you and your ancestors. You MUST help your body understand that this is a wonderful evolution and that the shift does not mean a physical death, but a long awaited transformation.

When we take our physical bodies into new frequencies that it does not understand, there will be panic . . . anxiety . . . fear . . . and all kinds of physical symptoms that are un-diagnosable by doctors. We might experience all over body aches, ringing in the ears, intense allergies and dizziness. As our bodies are forced to let go of what it has always known, so it fights the changes, thus causing varied symptoms. Our symptoms are actually a way of repelling this dimension so we can move on. Our Spirits want to let go so we can evolve and shift into the new age.

Take care of your body . . .

Drink - Breathe - get a lot of SUN. Eat huge amounts of antioxidant foods, take digestives aids and probiotic formulas. Flower Essences, homeopathics and body work are also at the top of the list to help the body let go and move into the emerging frequencies.

As we begin let go, we will briefly go through a place where we will feel we are split in half. Just like we are walking between the dimensions right now, so is our body. Many times we will be torn between two choices. We are torn between being the powerless victim (the past world), and the emerging Master (the future world).

Let me explain further . . . In the new realty that we are creating out ahead of us, is the future world of the emerging Master. The law that applies is "What we focus our attention on, we will create." This Universal law has hit mass consciousness in a big way this year and is gaining more power each day. What this also does is that it limits the effectiveness of how we have always done things. It short circuits old time tested methods and programs.

The old way, the passing world of the powerless victim, the law that applied was "Find an authority to solve your issue, and give your power away to that authority". The law also focused on the issue; not the solution. You went to battle with the issue, and forced it to be right. This concept is losing footing in the present moment and is less effective than it used to be. Everything from war to antibiotics will not be an effective way to solve issues.

The more footing the laws of the past loose, the more we will be in charge of creating our reality now and in the future. It is a great responsibility for us and a great challenge.

The issue is what side to operate in as we cross the bridge in each moment. We are living between these two worlds with different creative laws that are still operating. It is no wonder why we feel confused and exhausted trying to decide which way to go. There are no clear sign posts for us to follow at this time.

Example . . . if you had allergies, do you (A) go to a health provider and face the issue head on? or (B) do you erase it from your consciousness and imagine perfect heath? I know what the Ascended Masters say . . . always imagine perfect heath. Well, I think that is easy for them to say considering that they are not living in this shifting, volatile dimension. Yet we do know and understand that what we put a lot of attention on WILL GROW. So we better place our attention on what we WANT, and not on what we don't want. We have to stop watering the weeds and start watering the flowers.

Get clear about your highest path.

It is time to choose to … stay behind . . . stand still and wait…. or cross the bridge that takes us to the next reality. One of the ways to get clear about what is best for you in each moment is by observing any conflict you might have about a direction you are taking. This is all perfect timed just for you by your internal alarm clock, so you must listen. So when you use self talk like "I should" or "I have to", this is your old past, mechanical consciousness going against your heart. Remember . . . it will be easier to know what you DON'T WANT in the beginning. But if you know what you don't want, that is half the battle. Ask yourself "WHAT DO YOU WANT!" What could replace the negative with the positive. Remember, the heart knows its way through this maze of multidimensional confusion as we feel the past, present, and the future at the same time. Are you listening to you heart?

Everything from the past world is dropping away from us. We are letting go of this dimension bit by bit. The more we let go of this world, the less we will want to engage in it. The way this shows up is that we tend to lose interest in many things that we used to love. It gets hard to find things that inspire and impassion us. Soon there will be very little of the old world that we are attached to. It will be easy to let go when the new world begins to emerge out in front of us . . . and this is already beginning to become apparent. We are already seeing the signs.

Now here is the fun stuff . . .

Even though we are not quite sure where we are going yet, we are feeling a wave of motivation . . . a great inner push. Thank the Creator for this! This is a nice break from not having any motivation at all. But be patient for the heart to show you the way. This might mean going backward for a short time, standing still, or joyfully rushing forward.

We may begin to see the new world appear in front of us in simple ways at first . . . a new color . . . a new sound or frequency . . . a shift in your personal consciousness. It reminds me of magic eye images. Remember the images that when you relax your eyes, another image pops into view that was always there, but now you just see it for the first time? The emerging wisdom of the new world will appear in just the same way. You will just remember something; something that you didn't know before. This is why I am so amazed with sacred sites because many of these sites will do this for you. That is why so many of us on this path travel so much.

Those that caused the destruction of planet Maldek, Atlantis, or deployed nuclear bombs will self destruct in there own negativity, thus clearing out a good portion of the world's negative forces. Yahoo! The souls that were cracked by this misuse of power will hit healing crises, or leave the planet to be healed in a wonderful place created for the sole purpose of healing cracked souls.

Further down the road, we will see more UFO sightings and other strange multi-dimensional phenomena like Sasquatchs, Star Beings and Masters . . . you name it. It is going to be really fun to see all the things that we used to "see" inside, now appear to us in the physical world. Right now, UFO sightings in Peru have been multiplying (See the YouTube videos).

The BEST NEWS is that as the new world emerges, the Samurai Light Workers will be called into action . . . The UN Universal Peace team will anchor peace . . . The Bird Tribes will help us take flight . . . and the Star Seeds will raise us up, so we will shine even brighter. It will be like a great universal awakening in our human family.

How do you feel about letting go of this dimension? How are you going about doing it? What are you experiencing? We want to hear about it. We need each other more than ever now so talk to each other. Share all the strange stuff that is going on . . . create blogs and web sites and begin support groups. All this will help us realize we are not alone and not going crazy…. And will help us glide through what could be the most amazingly strange and interesting time in evolution we have ever experienced.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pet Food Dangers

 

The commercial pet foods industry rakes in billions of dollars annually. In exchange for our dollars, we trust the companies to provide our pets with quality nutrition. The recent pet food recall demonstrated that our trust has been misplaced. But while many were shocked by the tragic deaths of beloved pets, many more would be shocked to know that the pet food industry has a long history of mistreating our pets. I first began researching the industry in 1990, when my two dogs became ill after eating a well-known commercial food.

The first thing that came to light was the fact that the pet food industry is virtually self-regulated. The only requirement that the industry must meet is to adhere to the Labeling Act, which states that food must contain the name and address of the producing company, whether the product is intended for dogs or cats, the weight of the food, and the guaranteed analysis. The source of the protein included in the analysis can be anything: condemned material from slaughterhouses, road-kill, zoo animals and even euthanized companion animals. Of course, the industry denies all this, especially the use of dead dogs and cats in pet foods. However, a senior official from a large rendering conglomerate in the United States wrote to me, "I know of no rendering company in the U.S. that will segregate companion animals from the rest of the raw material they process."

Dog eat dog?

I personally have been able to trace euthanized pets from veterinary clinics in the city where I live to rendering plants where they are processed; the end results are shipped to pet food companies. Pentobarbital, the drug used to euthanize these animals, ends up being fed to our pets. Results of a study conducted by the University of Minnesota show that pentobarbital "survived rendering without undergoing degradation." In the late 1990s, officials from the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA/CVM) decided to investigate a theory that dogs were exposed to pentobarbital through dog food. Researchers developed a test to detect pentobarbital in dry commercial dog foods.

Tests were conducted in 1998 and again in 2000. The first series of tests detected only the presence of pentobarbital but did not indicate the levels that were present in the foods. The second series of tests used 25 samples: 15 were found to contain pentobarbital. Ol' Roy, Heinz, Kibbles 'n Bits, Trailblazer, Dad's, Purina Pro Plan, Reward and a number of lesser-known brands were among the pet foods showing various levels of pentobarbital. In tests designed to dispute that dogs and cats are the source of pentobarbital in pet food, the FDA/CVM conducted DNA testing to ascertain what animals might be in the food. In a statement released on its Web site, it said that no dog or cat DNA was found and that "the pentobarbital residues are entering pet food from euthanized, rendered cattle and even horses."

Their report two years later in the American Journal of Veterinary research contradicted these findings. "None of the 31 dog food samples examined in our study tested positive for equine-derived proteins." Additionally, they stated: "Cattle are only occasionally euthanized with pentobarbital, and thus are not considered a likely source of pentobarbital in dog food." Their conclusion? "Although the results of our study narrow the search for the source of pentobarbital, it does not define the source (i.e., species) responsible for the contamination.

Hold the poison, please

According to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), pet food is considered adulterated if the "food is packaged or held under unsanitary conditions, food or ingredients are filthy or decomposed, and foods contain any poisonous or deleterious substance." As pentobarbital is considered a poisonous drug, it would therefore be logical that the FFDCA would work to remove that substance from pet foods.

I asked Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA/CVM, what steps the organization would undertake to remove pentobarbital from all commercial foods. His reply: "This drug is not approved for use in pet food, so it should not be present in these foods. That being said, CVM is not planning to undertake any special enforcement efforts to detect pentobarbital in pet foods."

The contention of the FDA/CVM is that this drug was found in such small amounts in the pet foods that it should not cause a problem. Dr. Tamara Hebbler of the Healing Hope Animal Clinic in San Diego, Calif., disagrees. By feeding your pets foods that contain even traces of pentobarbital, Hebbler states, "you can definitely be slowly causing chronic degenerative disease to happen, much, much faster."

Along with a euthanizing drug that could be in your pet food, you'll find additives, preservatives, vitamins, and mineral mixes that are usually added in higher amounts than deemed necessary because the processing can degrade these supplements. At present dog food manufacturer Royal Canin is facing a $50 million class-action suit on behalf of pet owners who claim that some of Royal Canin's foods contain excess levels of vitamin D, often damaging or fatal to pets.

Over the years, there have been numerous pet deaths caused by foods contaminated with mycotoxins, caused by a fungus found in moldy grains. One of the mycotoxins -- vomitoxin -- can cause diarrhea and vomiting in pets but is seldom fatal. This toxin was the cause of the Nature's Recipe recall in 1995. In December of 2005, aflatoxin, a deadly form of mycotoxin, was found in food produced by Diamond Pet Foods. The company recalled 34 million pounds of contaminated dog and cat food that eventually killed over 100 dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Diamond failed to follow company guidelines for aflatoxin testing and shipped contaminated products.

In a warning letter from the FDA, Diamond was advised that testing of retained samples "revealed aflatoxin levels between 90 and 1,851 parts per billion (ppb)." Acceptable levels are less than 20 ppb. People lost their beloved pets because a company chose to take the easy route and not bother with proper testing.

Total recall

March 2007 saw the largest recall in the history of the industry. Menu Foods, a Canadian-based company, recalled more than 60 million cans and pouches of wet food that had been distributed all over North America. Iams, Eukanuba and Nutro were implicated in the scandal. Eventually Nestle Purina, Royal Canin, Diamond Pet Foods and Hills Pet Nutrition were added to the list, and in early April, some dry foods and pet treats were also included in the recall.

Sunshine Mills and Del Monte recalled dog biscuits and other pet treats. In total, over 153 brands of pet foods and treats were taken off the shelves. Natural Balance, which many considered safe and top of the line, also recalled a line of its foods. The cause? Wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate contaminated with melamine, a material used to manufacture kitchen utensils, and, in China, fertilizer.

Melamine was added to the wheat and rice to boost the protein levels. Two U.S. companies had imported the contaminated wheat and rice from China, and it was distributed to a number of pet food operations across North America. The number of reported deaths and illnesses in pets varied, depending on the source, from 16 to more than 3,000.

Later in the investigation, a team at the University of Guelph also found cyanuric acid and melamine in the tissues, kidneys and urine of infected pets. (Cyaniric is a stabilizer used in swimming pools.) "We took some ordinary cat urine and added three drops of melamine and three drops of cyanuric acid, and we got the identical crystals that we see in the kidneys of the affected cats," said team leader Brent Hoff, a clinical toxicologist and pathologist.

It was also learned that American Nutrition of Ogden, Utah, a company that processed a number of foods for various companies, had added the contaminated rice protein to these products unbeknownst to the companies involved.

I have talked to many people who are skeptical that the pet food industry would use such inferior ingredients. But slowly they are beginning to question what they are feeding their pets. We have seen the rates of cancer, liver and kidney disease; autoimmune diseases; allergies; and skin problems rise in the years since this industry grew.

As our veterinary bills mount, we have been brainwashed by the industry to think that if we feed our pets human food, we will be causing them great harm. While it is not recommended to include your pets in your junk food habits, there is no harm in sharing a well-balanced diet with your pet. You wouldn't want to eat food from the same bag every day, so don't force your pets to do just that.

 

Monday, June 18, 2007

It Works

 
IT WORKS

by R. H. Jarrett (1926)



If you KNOW what you WANT you can HAVE IT


A concise, definite, resultful plan with rules,

explanations and suggestions for bettering your

condition in life



What is the Real Secret of Obtaining Desirable Possessions?


ARE some people born under a lucky star or other charm which enables them to have all that which seems so desirable, and if not, what is the cause of the difference in conditions under which men live?



Many years ago, feeling that there must be a logical answer to this question, I decided to find out, if possible, what it was. I found the answer to my own satisfaction, and for years, have given the information to others who have used it successfully.



From a scientific, psychological or theological viewpoint, some of the following statements may be interpreted as incorrect, but nevertheless, the plan has brought the results desired to those who have followed the simple instructions, and it is my sincere belief that I am now presenting it in a way which will bring happiness and possessions to many more.



"IF wishes were horses, beggars would ride," is the attitude taken by the average man and woman in regard to possessions. They are not aware of a power so near that it is overlooked; so simple in operation that it is difficult to conceive; and so sure in results that it is not made use of consciously, or recognized as the cause of failure or success.



"GEE, I wish that were mine," is the outburst of Jimmy, the office boy, as a new red roadster goes by; and Florence, the telephone operator, expresses the same thought regarding a ring in the jeweler's window; while poor old Jones, the bookkeeper, during the Sunday stroll, replies to his wife, "Yes, dear, it would be nice to have a home like that, but it is out of the question. We will have to continue to rent." Landem, the salesman, protests that he does all the work, gets the short end of the money and will some day quit his job and find a real one, and President Bondum, in his private sanctorum, voices a bitter tirade against the annual attack of hay-fever.



At home it is much the same. Last evening, father declared that daughter Mabel was headed straight for disaster, and today, mother's allowance problem and other trying affairs fade into insignificance as she exclaims, "This is the last straw. Robert's school teacher wants to see me this afternoon. His reports are terrible, I know, but I'm late for Bridge now. She'll have to wait until tomorrow." So goes the endless stream of expressions like these from millions of people in all classes who give no thought to what they really want, and who are getting all they are entitled to or expect.



If you are one of these millions of thoughtless talkers or wishers and would like a decided change from your present condition, you can have it, but first of all you must know what you want and this is no easy task. When you can train your objective mind (the mind you use every day) to decide definitely upon the things or conditions you desire, you will have taken your first big step in accomplishing or securing what you know you want.



To get what you want is no more mysterious or uncertain than the radio waves all around you. Tune in correctly and you get a perfect result, but to do this, it is, of course, necessary to know something of your equipment and have a plan of operation.



You have within you a mighty power, anxious and willing to serve you, a power capable of giving you that which you earnestly desire. This power is described by Thomson Jay Hudson, Ph.D., LL.D., author of "The Law of Psychic Phenomena," as your subjective mind. Other learned writers use different names and terms, but all agree that it is omnipotent. Therefore, I call this Power "Emmanuel" (God in us).



Regardless of the name of this Great Power, or the conscious admission of a God, the Power is capable and willing to carry to a complete and perfect conclusion every earnest desire of your objective mind, but you must be really in earnest about what you want.



Occasional wishing or half-hearted wanting does not form a perfect connection or communication with your omnipotent power. You must be in earnest, sincerely and truthfully desiring certain conditions or things -- mental, physical or spiritual.



Your objective mind and will are so vacillating that you usually only WISH for things and the wonderful, capable power within you does not function.



Most wishes are simply vocal expressions. Jimmy, the office boy, gave no thought of possessing the red roadster. Landem, the salesman, was not thinking of any other job or even thinking at all. President Bondum knew he had hay fever and was expecting it. Father's business was quite likely successful, and mother no doubt brought home first prize from the Bridge party that day, but they had no fixed idea of what they really wanted their children to accomplish and were actually helping to bring about the unhappy conditions which existed.



If you are in earnest about changing your present condition, here is a concise, definite, resultful plan, with rules, explanations and suggestions.



The Plan


WRITE down on paper in order of their importance the things and conditions you really want. Do not be afraid of wanting too much. Go the limit in writing down your wants. Change the list daily, adding to or taking from it, until you have it about right. Do not be discouraged on account of changes, as this is natural. There will always be changes and additions with accomplishments and increasing desires.



Three Positive Rules Of Accomplishment


1. Read the list of what you want three times each day: morning, noon and night.



2. Think of what you want as often as possible.



3. Do not talk to any one about your plan except to the Great Power within you which will unfold to your Objective Mind the method of accomplishment.



It is obvious that you cannot acquire faith at the start. Some of your desires, from all practical reasoning, may seem positively unattainable, but, nevertheless, write them down on your list in their proper place of importance to you.



There is no need to analyze how this Power within you is going to accomplish your desires. Such a procedure is as unnecessary as trying to figure out why a grain of corn placed in fertile soil shoots up a green stalk, blossoms and produces an ear of corn containing hundreds of grains, each capable of doing what the one grain did. If you will follow this definite plan and carry out the three simple rules, the method of accomplishment will unfold quite as mysteriously as the ear of corn appears on the stalk, and in most cases much sooner than you expect.



When new desires, deserving position at or about the top of your list, come to you, then you may rest assured you are progressing correctly.



Removing from your list items which at first you thought you wanted, is another sure indication of progress.



It is natural to be skeptical and have doubts, distrust and questionings, but when these thoughts arise, get out your list. Read it over; or if you have it memorized, talk to your inner self about your desires until the doubts that interfere with your progress are gone. Remember, nothing can prevent your having that which you earnestly desire. Others have these things. Why not you?



The Omnipotent Power within YOU does not enter into any controversial argument. It is waiting and willing to serve when you are ready, but your objective mind is so susceptible to suggestion that it is almost impossible to make any satisfactory progress when surrounded by skeptics. Therefore, choose your friends carefully and associate with people who now have some of the things you really want, but do not discuss your method of accomplishment with them.



Put down on your list of wants such material things as money, home, automobile, or whatever it may be, but do not stop there. Be more definite. If you want an automobile, decide what kind, style, price, color, and all the other details, including when you want it. If you want a home, plan the structure, grounds and furnishings.



Decide on location and cost. If you want money, write down the amount. If you want to break a record in your business, put it down. It may be a sales record. If so, write out the total, the date required, then the number of items you must sell to make it, also list your prospects and put after each name the sum expected. This may seem very foolish at first, but you can never realize your desires if you do not know positively and in detail what you want and when you want it. If you cannot decide this, you are not in earnest, You must be definite, and when you are, results will be surprising and almost unbelievable.



A natural and ancient enemy will no doubt appear when you get your first taste of accomplishment. This enemy is Discredit, in form of such thoughts as: "It can't be possible; it just happened to be. What a remarkable coincidence!"



When such thoughts occur give thanks and assert credit to your Omnipotent Power for the accomplishment. By doing this, you gain assurance and more accomplishment, and in time, prove to yourself that there is a law, which actually works -- at all times -- when you are in tune with it.



Sincere and earnest thanks cannot be given without gratitude and it is impossible to be thankful and grateful without being happy. Therefore, when you are thanking your greatest and best friend, your Omnipotent Power for the gifts received, do so with all your soul, and let it be reflected in your face. The Power and what it does is beyond understanding. Do not try to understand it, but accept the accomplishment with thankfulness, happiness, and strengthened faith.



Caution


It is possible to want and obtain that which will make you miserable; that which will wreck the happiness of others; that which will cause sickness and death; that which will rob you of eternal life. You can have what you want, but you must take all that goes with it: so in planning your wants, plan that which you are sure will give to you and your fellow man the greatest good here on earth; thus paving the way to that future hope beyond the pale of human understanding.



This method of securing what you want applies to everything you are capable of desiring and the scope being so great it is suggested that your first list consist only of those things with which you are quite familiar, such as an amount of money or accomplishment, or the possession of material things. Such desires as these are more easily and quickly obtained than the discontinuance of fixed habits, the welfare of others, and the healing of mental or bodily ills.



Accomplish the lesser things first. Then take the next step, and when that is accomplished, you will seek the higher and really important objectives in life, but long before you reach this stage of your progress, many worthwhile desires will find their place on your list. One will be to help others as you have been helped. Great is the reward to those who help and give without thought of self, as it is impossible to be unselfish without gain.



In Conclusion


A short while ago, Dr. Emil Coué came to this country and showed thousands of people how to help themselves. Thousands of others spoofed at the idea, refused his assistance and are today where they were before his visit.



So with the statements and plan presented to you now. You can reject or accept. You can remain as you are or have anything you want. The choice is yours, but God grant that you may find in this short volume the inspiration to choose aright, follow the plan and thereby obtain, as so many others have, all things, whatever they may be, that you desire.



Read the entire book over again, and again, AND THEN AGAIN.



Memorize the Three Positive Rules of Accomplishment.



Test them now on what you want most this minute.



This book could have extended easily over 350 pages, but it has been deliberately shortened to make it as easy as possible for you to read, understand and use. Will you try it? Thousands of bettered lives will testify to the fact that It Works.



A Letter to You From the Author


Dear Reader:



The great possessions of life are all GIFTS mysteriously bestowed: sight, hearing, aspiration, love or life itself.



The same is true of ideas -- the richest of them are given to us, as for instance, the powerful idea which this book has given you. What are you going to do with it? Are you surprised when I tell you the most profitable thing you can do is to give it away?



You can do this in an easy and practical way by having this book sent to those you know who NEED IT. In this way, you can help in the distribution of this worthwhile effort to make the lives of others better and happier.



You know people who are standing still or who are worried or discouraged. This is your chance to HELP THEM HELP THEMSELVES. If you withhold this book from them you will lose the conscious satisfaction that comes from doing good. If you see that they get to read this book, then you put yourself in line with the Law of Life which says, "You get by giving," and you may rightly expect prosperity and achievement.



At the very least you will have the inner sense of having done a good deed with no hope of being openly thanked and your reward will come secretly in added power and larger life.



The Author





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This publication is a complete and original 1926 version of It Works by R. H. Jarrett that is in the public domain.

David Wilcock on Coast to Coast AM this Tuesday June 19th

Friends,

David will be the featured guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory (see www.coasttocoastam.com ) this coming Tuesday June 19th!

He will reveal groundbreaking new material about global warming, the honeybee collapse, consciousness and the year 2012 before millions of listeners… for the very first time!

2012 is NOT about doom, disaster or cataclysm. The prophecies appear to be about real changes affecting us in body, mind and spirit. In this coming Tuesday's program, David reveals new breakthroughs in science and metaphysics that have never publicly been shared before.

You will learn scientific proof that consciousness is not a dead, isolated spark of electrical activity in our nervous system, but rather part of an energetic field throughout the entire Universe. Russian scientists have known about this, and studied it under strict laboratory conditions, ever since at least the 1950s — but it was kept top-secret until after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

This Tuesday night, David will tell you exactly what the Russians found, and why they felt they had to keep it so secret for 'national security' purposes.

Mainstream Western scientists are only beginning to understand that they missed out on one of the most basic energy fields of the Universe — a field that can be scientifically measured, and also has direct effects on how we think and feel, each moment of the day.

We can now prove that a "global brain" is forming on Earth where our thoughts are increasingly affecting the behaviors of others around us — as groundbreaking films like "Bleep" and "The Secret" have suggested.

David will be fielding your calls during the last hour of the show. For your convenience, here are the numbers for you to call:

Western US: 1-800-618-8255 (toll free)
Eastern US: 1-800-825-5033 (toll free)
First time caller: 1-818-501-4721
Wild Card line: 1-818-501-4109 (anyone can call)

For a complete listing of radio stations that carry Coast to Coast AM, click on the following link:

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Please forward this email to anyone whom you think would be interested!

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

FORMULA FOR PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY

[link to www.itsyitsy.co.in]

Excerpts taken from Star Signs

This chapter is about destroying the deathist illusion with the enlightenment of physical immortality, through cell regeneration.

The spiral is the basic principle of nature’s law, and can be observed anywhaer you look. The spiral of the conch shell. Spiral tendrils of ivy and other plants wind around porch railings and fences. Flowers form themselves in a spiral. Plants, grass & flowers shoot in a spiral growth to literally screw their way through the hard surface of the ground, when spring calls to them. There is spiral movement in the Yin-Yang forces of the Hexagrams of the I-Ching.((literal translation of the I- ching is the “book of changes”because it was written to reflect the many changes that take place n our lives and throughout the Universe- Jane Struthers))

Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning discoverer of die magic of Vitamin C, also discovered what scientists have labeled polarised molecules. Pauling ob¬served that the strings forming the structure of the molecule have a spiral motif, with the joining units linked to form a helix in the shape of a loosely coiled spring, much like a spiral staircase with each step made from a different grained wood. These molecular units of matter are unsymmetrical, like a pair of gloves or sandals possessing two forms which are mirror images of each other All spirals of living matter twine around in the same direction â€" although everything would work equally well the other way around. This is im¬portant to cell regeneration, as we shall soon see.


"We are all built of righi-handed corkscrews,"stated another Nobel Prize¬winner, Sir Laurence Bragg.

The spiral mysteriously seems to possess some subtle quality of its own. Wind a piece of copper wire into a spiral and it magically acquires properties it did not previously possess. The spiral used mechanically makes it possible to penetrate wood and iron.
In the science of electronics, John Nelson, of RCA Laboratories, told me when I worked for NEC that the spiral is used to convert radio waves into electrical impulses.

Your doctor can tell you that the spiral is discerned in many organs of the human body, and many of the body's functions operate through spiral move¬ment It is of more than passing significance that all of Earth's "creatures," beginning with the tiny amoeba, all the way to men and women, when they move without any means of stimulation, will be invisibly urged to take a spiral path The horns of a Ram, all horns â€" are spiral. The umbilical cord is a spiral Thumb prints are spiral. So is your humerus, the pelvis and likewise your sweat glands.

The spiral appears in cell division â€" and even in astroloogy's mathematics a logarithmic spiral occurs Of course, astronomers and mathematicians use logarithms too. But they may not he as sensitive lo the meaning as esoteric astrologers with a mystical leaning and a respect for the illumination of intuition.

Lakhovsky, in his book The Secrets of Life drew an analogy between the spiral formation found in all living cells â€" and the coil in an electric current Nikola Tesla, of course, with his alternating current discovery, knew [his, even as a child. Lakhovsky further suggested that, just as in an electrical oscillating circuit, radiations are emitted through the functioning of a spiral of wire, in¬creasing its capacity â€" "in the living cell, radiations are emitted in a like man¬ner. "

“All spirals of living matter twine around in the same direction â€" although everything would work equally well the other way around” â€" Linus Pauling

"We are all built of right-handed corkscrews."
SIR LAURENCE BRAGG

"Because the spiral is used to convert radio waves into electrical impulses, it is evident that the capacity exists to move from one level to another â€" or from one vibration to another." JOHN NELSON

Keep imaging, keep repeating these sentences aloud, and finally your sleepy, drugged, falsely programmed brain will register it, and re-program itself. It truly will.

Despite all those blind spots we've discussed in earlier chapters, medical science still manages to make some marvelous discoveries from time to time. One of them is the discovery that every cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. Except for the human brain cells, a most impor¬tant exception for you to remember. (Alcohol burns out brain cells, and even though you have over 42 billion of them, becoming magic requires as many as you can keep healthy.)

Meanwhile, think about this seven-year cycle. There's not a cell in your body (other than in the brain) â€" not a hair on your head or on your body, not a fingernail or toenail you possess right now that was there seven years ago. You are, therefore, in a cellular sense, a brand-new person every seven years, commencing with your birth. If a body organ has a defect, the defect will remain (until you cure or heal it yourself), but the cells making up the organ will be new.

Moreover, many humans have been found in Russia and elsewhere who possess the roots for a third and even a fourth set of teeth. (You've already gone through two sets â€" your baby teeth and your "second" teeth.) Unfortunately, these extra roots don't get to grow into teeth because the death urge chokes the body's battery and kills it before they get a chance to manifest. More waste. Obviously, your body can produce the roots for as many sets of teeth as you need, in perpetuity, which will certainly save a lot of dental bills when you become immortal.


Why does your body do all this ? It's your life urge again, desperately trying to keep you alive, giving you new opportunities every seven years to begin your immortality. The life urge is so strong, so insistent in man and woman, you'd think it would win an easy victory. It would, except for the ever increasing physical gravity and mental gravity combining to defeat its repeated attempts to make you immortal.

What is the difference between "old cells" which have run their right- handed screwdriver spiral to an end â€" and new cells â€" regarding the process of cell reversal we just discussed ? Not much. As you gradually reverse the spiral of each cell in your body, stopping at whatever point (chronological "age" image) you've chosen between the black dot and the tiny star in the previous drawing,(buy the book to see the drawing- my comments) drawing no new cell will be needed to replace the cell thus freshly regenerated. The only reason for the replacement is that your double gravity pull wears out the cells. Eventually, you won't need more of them, because you'll be keeping those you have in perfect condition.

Does this spiral your mind into a revelation ? It should, because it means that all cells spiral because of the illusion of Time. Your cells did not so spiral when your body was on Earth with two Suns, and was not spinning (causing gravity). Neither did plants and flowers spiral. They simply were. The rea¬son they screw themselves through the ground now in a spiral is a demonstration of their own life urge, imitating your body's life urge. When you have recognized Time for the imposter it is the cells of your body will no longer spiral and need to be reversed â€" although their general shape will still be spiral, symbolic of the "serpent circle of eternity."


Until the cell regeneration cycle is completed, while it's still in progress, when you image a new cell image it stopping its right-handed spiral at the same point in the drawing you've imaged your old cells to stop, when they're spiral-ing in a reverse direction. You needn't keep count of all your old and new cells with a Chinese abacus to do this. Just give the dual order applying to both kinds of cells, and your body will take care of the details. Ordain your powerful Mind to program your computer brain with this command, then trust your body's wisdom to comply.

Now . . . isn't it fortunate that your brain cells don't need to be replaced every seven years, and don't die (unless you kill them) ? And now do you see why you have so many, and why you haven't yet begun to use ninety percent of them ? They're going to be needed when cell regeneration becomes the rule, until immortality is achieved. There is good cause for these extra "chips" in the computer brain, waiting to be activated for the big task of eternal life.

Here are the first ten steps along the path toward physical immortality. When you've mastered them your cell regeneration will have commenced, and you'll be able to walk the rest of the way yourself, guided by your own Higher Elf.

[link to www.itsybitsy.co.in]

Friday, June 15, 2007

Iodine And Good Health

One of the major causes of illness is nutritional deficiency. this is clearly more prevalent in third world countries but despite a greater choice of foods it is a problem of the western world also.
 
Bread which is one of our staple foods not only lacks vital minerals because wheat is often grown in mineral deficient soils but aside from that, bread usually contains a bromide bleaching agent which is where the real problem begins.
 
According to the rule of halogen displacement, bromide containing foodstuffs will actively displace iodine from the body.
 
Iodine is vital for nutritional health and it is recognised that lab animals must be fed an iodine deficient diet before they can have a test cancer induced or implanted.
 
According to several published studies iodne supplementation will prevent and reverse many cancers and this is also the case with other minerals and trace element supplementation eg selenium.
 
Iodine will also prevent and reverse athersclerotic plaques from forming in the cardiovascular system.
 
This protective effect may occur through the blood oxygen level regulating effect of iodine or by some other physiological mechanism or combination of mechanisms.
 
To summarise, iodine supplementation is vitally important for maintenance of good health but natural sources eg fish, seafood, edible seaweeds and cod liver oil are better than the artificial sources eg Lugols iodine.
 
Breads flours and other baked goods should be natural organic and untreated whenever possible.
 
 

Thursday, June 14, 2007

USA Today Covers 2012

From www.divinecosmos.com

 

OK, so it's a puff piece… but clearly the insiders are concerned enough about 2012 becoming a social phenomenon that they're building counter-arguments…

 

IT USED TO BE ALL ABOUT THE YEAR 2000

I don't doubt for a minute that many writers are trying to cash in on 2012 — and sadly, more often than not it is all doom and gloom, as the headline of this USA TODAY article indicates: "Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?"

I remember reading Nostradamus books back in elementary school, circa the early 1980s, which all treated 2000 as if it were a point of no return… drawing on Nostradamus' infamous quatrain that starts with, "In the year 1999 and seven months, from the sky will come the great King of Terror." The legendary HBO special on Nostradamus, narrated by Orson Welles, took the statements in this quatrain as a clear prophecy of a nuclear exchange.

As a young kid it basically scared the crap out of me, and that was a major impetus to my starting to research these subjects when I was still 7-8 years old. 

As I would learn in my early 20s, the Cayce Readings also suggested the end of the millennium could be a final turning point… though in his case the prophecy centered around the year 1998.

 

CAYCE READINGS ON 1998 MAY HAVE BEEN A 'NEGATIVE GREETING'

As you can read in The Shift of the Ages, the Cayce Readings described a two-fold event that included a pole shift and the "Second Coming of Christ," which was said to occur in a large variety of souls awakening, rather than just one central Messianic figure. Thus, Cayce's descriptions of the "Second Coming" fit with many other related Ascension prophecies. 

However, these 1998 Cayce readings were brought through from an entity that named itself 'Halaliel'. This appeared in hindsight to have been a negative entity that was allowed to infringe on the group, since they had unwittingly invited such an intrusion by the misuse of their free will. I had powerful dreams and readings that suggested Halaliel was allowed to get through because Cayce had gotten too frustrated and angry with skeptics and naysayers.

Any scholar of the Law of One series knows that if you want to be a channel, and you don't rigorously live by the principles in your message, you open the door to crippling negative greetings — including the possibility that your source could be completely replaced by a negative entity impersonating the original positive contact.

Unfortunately, this appears to be the hidden story behind the vast majority of channeled works out there today. Suffice it to say that if I haven't explicitly mentioned a source on this site in a positive way, it's probably because I see clear examples of this phenomenon. The clearest giveaway that this has happened, as per the Law of One series, is when fear and doom-oriented material starts coming through, tying cataclysmic events to specific dates and encouraging people to try to 'survive' whatever is coming. 

 

PERHAPS SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED, BUT WAS SUCCESSFULLY THWARTED… 

Anyway, getting back to the point, thanks to these core statements from Cayce and Nostradamus, the two most documented psychics of modern history, along with a host of others, all the prophecy books of the 80s and even into the 90s jumped on the same bandwagon, it seemed. In almost every case, 2000 was the end of the line. 

Enough high-quality intuitive data pointed to an upheaval around 1998-2000 that I do feel we avoided something that COULD have happened. From the Science of Peace perspective, Earth Changes are a result of our collective disharmony projecting into the world… and in my third Convergence volume on this site, Divine Cosmos, I give a rigorous outline of how this could be occurring. 

The lack of huge upheaval in the 1998-2000 time period strongly suggests we have been evolving at a higher degree of quality than these prophets may have seen at the time.  The future is flexible, and the best use of prophecy is when it thwarts a negative future from happening.

 

LAW OF ONE SERIES SAID THE SAME THING… BEFORE ALL THE MAYAN CALENDAR BUZZ!

Nonetheless, I find it interesting that the Law of One series, as of the early 1980s, never flagged 1998-2000 as being of interest, but rather went to the time window of 2011-2013. As I have so often been saying, the Law of One model does NOT preach doom and gloom whatsoever… in fact, it makes it clear that we are headed into the most amazing, unprecedented surprise in the history of humanity on this planet.

The Law of One passages on 2011-2013 occurred without ANY reference to the Mayan Calendar.  I don't even know if anyone in the group was aware of it at the time, because it would almost certainly have been brought up in Don Elkins' questions otherwise. The temptation for him to have said something like "How does your date correspond with the purported end of the Mayan Calendar" would not only have been far too tempting, it would have been simple common sense… but in 1981 people weren't writing about this yet — most prophecy books were still all focused on 2000.

Though I'm sure there were some obscure books out there on the Mayan Calendar, it really seems that Terence McKenna kicked off the 2012 buzz with his material on "Timewave Zero". This material has since been revealed to be of questionable validity, and I had extreme synchronicities early in my online career where every time I tried to visit his site, my computer would completely go dead — no power, black screen, et cetera. I was being steered away from taking it seriously, and after three or four of these power-downs in a row, I got the message. 

 

MAINSTREAM MEDIA TRIES TO COUNTER THE 'SPIN'

Now that more and more people are turning on to the idea of a possible event in the 2011-2013 timeframe, the mainstream media has taken the surprising and unusual step of making their own disclaimers. This is NOT random and not an accident… the American media is so controlled that authentic journalism is rarely seen except in alternative Internet sources.

In my opinion, this article would NEVER have made it into print unless it had been concluded, by "Management," if you will, that there was a real potential for '2012 Fever' to spread much farther and wider than we have seen thus far… in much the same way that the facade of lies around the 9/11 event are crumbling very rapidly, including Rosie O'Donnell's stunning turnaround as a "9/11 Truth" supporter… another event I plan to write more about in a future section of "The Revealing". 

Read the article for yourself:  

 http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-03-27-maya-2012_N.htm?csp=1

Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Special to USA TODAY

With humanity coming up fast on 2012, publishers are helping readers gear up and count down to this mysterious — some even call it apocalyptic — date that ancient Mayan societies were anticipating thousands of years ago.

Since November, at least three new books on 2012 have arrived in mainstream bookstores. A fourth is due this fall. Each arrives in the wake of the 2006 success of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, which has been selling thousands of copies a month since its release in May and counts more than 40,000 in print. The books also build on popular interest in the Maya, fueled in part by Mel Gibson's December 2006 film about Mayan civilization, Apocalpyto.

Authors disagree about what humankind should expect on Dec. 21, 2012, when the Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era.

Journalist Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End. Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a "true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine" in The Revolution of 2012: Vol. 1, The Preparation. In 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness," assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use.

The buildup to 2012 echoes excitement and fear expressed on the eve of the new millennium, popularly known as Y2K, though on a smaller scale, says Lynn Garrett, senior religion editor at Publishers Weekly. She says publishers seem to be courting readers who believe humanity is creating its own ecological disasters and desperately needs ancient indigenous wisdom.

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"The convergence I see here is the apocalyptic expectations, if you will, along with the fact that the environment is in the front of many people's minds these days," Garrett says. "Part of the appeal of these earth religions is that notion that we need to reconnect with the Earth in order to save ourselves."

But scholars are bristling at attempts to link the ancient Maya with trends in contemporary spirituality. Maya civilization, known for advanced writing, mathematics and astronomy, flourished for centuries in Mesoamerica, especially between A.D. 300 and 900. Its Long Count calendar, which was discontinued under Spanish colonization, tracks more than 5,000 years, then resets at year zero.

"For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle," says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."

Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Joseph writes.

But scholars doubt the ancient Maya extrapolated great meaning from anticipating the alignment — if they were even aware of what the configuration would be.

Astronomers generally agree that "it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that," says Susan Milbrath, a Maya archaeoastronomer and a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. What's more, she says, "we have no record or knowledge that they would think the world would come to an end at that point."

University of Florida anthropologist Susan Gillespie says the 2012 phenomenon comes "from media and from other people making use of the Maya past to fulfill agendas that are really their own."

 

This USA TODAY article is likely just the beginning… and the chances are that by the time it gets this far, they already have a situation on their hands, and it's already much too late to stem the frenzy of 2012 speculation. 

Notice how the article uses vague and biased statements, like the "balancing of masculine and feminine," and references to "psychedelic drug use," to make it appear that the 2012 scholarship is entirely based on flimsy evidence. Furthermore, USA TODAY only quotes Maya scholars who do not see the cycle end-date as having any special significance.

They obviously did not include John Major Jenkins in their list of interviewees. We have had him speak at our conferences before, and he DOES have mainstream credibility as a Mayanologist. His books, including "Maya Cosmogenesis 2012," make it extremely, redunantly clear that there are in fact MANY different means in which the Maya encoded their prophecies about 2012 in frescoes, symbolism and mythical tales. Much of their writings were lost, but some survived and were adequately decoded.

There is some room for interpretation, but it is clear that the Maya believed this was a time of great change and the dawning of a Golden Age. Jenkins also spoke at our conferences about his travels to visit and meet with the Quiche' Maya, who avoided the conquistadores and were able to preserve a linear, unbroken continuity of time measurement and the prophecies behind it… and they were quite adamant that 2012 represented a massive, discontinuous change in life on Earth as we know it… paving the way for a Golden Age beyond our wildest imagination.  

 

LAWRENCE JOSEPH GETS PRESS AGAIN… 

Interestingly, the article mentions Lawrence Joseph's book. As I previously wrote in this blog, Joseph appears to have stumbled over one of thousands of plagiarized copies of an article I originally released on this website just before 9/11, entitled "A Scientific Blueprint for Ascension." The bootleg copies removed all the footnotes, removed my co-author Wynn Free's name as well as my own, and shortened the text down. This copy then 'went viral' and became far more popular than the original version.

Joseph appears to have found one of these bootleg versions via a Google search, and that led him to realize that there IS a very concrete, measurable phenomenon occurring at this time, which does indicate that 2012 could be a pivotal moment… namely because we are seeing the entire Solar System undergoing a fundamental, rapidly-accelerating energetic change. 

Each version of my plagiarized article did feature some of my quotes about the work of Russian scientist Dr. Aleskey Dmitriev, who was the first scientist (back in 1997) to write a comprehensive, public article about climate changes occurring throughout the entire Solar System.

I did not have the financial ability to travel and meet with Russian scientists, or anyone else for that matter… visiting family in the early years was only thanks to the Adirondack Trailways bus… but Joseph saw fit to travel to Russia and have Q&A with the scientists who had performed the original studies. He came away convinced that their scientific findings are genuine… and again, it shows that 2012 is not just another window of time, it may well represent what all these Earth Changes have been building up to… an event that will affect our entire Solar System. 

Hardly any of the mainstream 2012 books have kept up with my research, as I took the same types of phenomena that Dmitriev pointed out in his paper and found concrete NASA findings that validated them… and it was all realized in my "Interplanetary Day After Tomorrow?" series I co-authored with Richard C. Hoagland. Very soon we're going to be posting a new, distilled collection of those findings… so stay tuned for that! 

It also is a source of continual surprise for me that no other authors have picked up on the Law of One series… an allegedly channeled set of materials, most of which were brought through in 1981, which went into great detail about 2012 and what we could expect. This included the fact that all Earth Changes as we now know them would CEASE after this time. More importantly, it said that we will be a lot safer than many people fear… it is not at all about doom and gloom, but rather about an amazing future that we are heading into.

I will be having a LOT more to say about 2012… this just scratches the surface. I wanted to put something out for you to read while I give myself a chance to breathe, having been through some pretty major healing experiences this week that have reflected very favorably in this morning's dream. It was such a marvelous Ascension dream that I almost didn't want to write anything today, and just bask in it… so you'll hear from me again on Monday.

In the meantime, go check out the discussion group. I'm trying to participate fairly regularly and it has turned this site into a dynamic, evolving entity with consistently new content on a day-by-day basis!  

 

Ph Trace Elements And Health

THE pH EQUATION & HEALTH

According to many health researchers, total healing of chronic illness takes place only when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH. In case you missed it, let me say it again...

Total healing of chronic illness takes place only when and if the blood is restored to a normal,
slightly alkaline pH.

The magnitude of meaning behind this research is of incredible importance to someone who is fighting a disease, overcoming an illness, or just desiring to feel better. What it means is this...

Your Body pH Affects EVERYTHING.

Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range right around 7.3. Below or above this range means symptoms and disease.

When pH goes off, microbial looking froms in the blood can change shape, mutate, mirror pathogenicity, and grow.

When pH goes off, ENZYMES that are constructive can become destructive.

When pH goes off, OXYGEN delivery to cells suffers.

_______________________________________________ WORD ABOUT OXYGEN


More and more research is showing that low oxygen delivery to cells is a major factor in most if not all degenerative conditions.

Nobel laureate, Dr. Otto Warburg of Germany, won his Nobel Prize for his discovery of oxygen deficiency in the CANCER growth process. As stated above, when pH is off and our bodies are running more acidic, our cells are getting less oxygen. Cancer thrives under an acid tissue pH/oxygen deficient environment. Is it any wonder today that cancer rates are up?

To recall how important oxygen is to your life, just stop breathing for a minute. Get the idea? Each cell in your body can breathe fully or not. Which it is depends upon having an optimum pH balance. Do you think keeping an eye on your body pH might be important in your life?
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pH Controls the Things You Can't Live Without..

Your HEART. William Philpott M.D. in his 'Biomagnetic Handbook' made an important body pH/electrical connection.

As the pH of the blood goes more acid, fatty acids which are normally electro-magnetically charged on the negative side switch to positive and automatically are attracted to and begin to stick to the walls of arteries which are electro-magnetically charged on the negative side. (And as science states, opposites attract.) It should start to make sense that a society which over-emphasizes food that could push blood to be more acid will have a high rate of heart disease. And so it goes....


MINERAL ASSIMILATION is affected by pH. Minerals have different pH levels at which they can be assimilated into the body. Minerals on the lower end of the atomic scale can be assimilated in a wider pH range, and minerals higher up on the scale require a narrower and narrower pH range in order to be assimilated by the body. For example….

Sodium and magnesium have wide pH assimilation ranges.
It narrows somewhat for calcium and potassium.
Narrows more for manganese and iron.
More for zinc and copper.
More for iodine.

Iodine, which is high up on the atomic scale, requires near perfect pH for its assimilation into the body.

Iodine you may know, is one of the most important minerals for proper functioning of the THYROID. But, the thyroid doesn't get access to iodine unless the body pH is near perfect.

With a society in a largely pH unbalanced state, one would suspect a lot of thyroid problems. Malfunctioning thyroids have been connected to arthritis, heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, depression, overweight, fatigue and more. Are you starting to see the basic metabolic picture evolving here?

Due primarily to agricultural soil depletion and over-acidic food consumption, mineral deficiency is a large problem facing most people today. And mineral deficiency relates to the quantity of life energy or, more specifically, electricity, in our bodies.

Body mineral content and balances control
the quantity of electricity in our bodies.

The speed at which the electricity flows
is controlled by the body's pH balance.

pH Balance and the Mineral Connection

There are complex biochemical processes taking place in the body constantly in an attempt to keep blood pH as near perfect as possible. These are known as the pH buffering systems. These buffering systems need a good balance of minerals to work effectively. If we are getting inadequate mineral intake from the food we eat, we are going to start having problems with our pH balancing systems.

And if our pH is unbalanced, what is the result? Well, by now you should start having a good idea. Pick your disease, choose your unbalance. Cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, allergies, obesity, just name it. If you don't feel good, one of the basic things that stands between you and perfect health is your body's pH. Your basic metabolic body balance.

While We're on the Subject of Minerals....

Did you know that.....

Minerals are as important as, if not more important than, vitamins. Minerals are co-enzymes which help vitamins function. In the absence of minerals, vitamins can't do their job. Many minerals are referred to as trace minerals, which might make it seem as though they are of little importance, but nothing could be further from the truth. Minerals and their deficiencies have been implicated in a wide range of off-balance health conditions. Here are some examples:

Supplementing a diet with sufficient chromium and vanadium can help prevent diabetes and has been seen to reverse diabetes in those already diabetic, as vanadium is reportedly able to replace insulin in some cases.

Copper deficiency is implicated in aneurysms (brain, aortic, etc.)

Magnesium is quite possibly the most important mineral for the reduction of coronary heart disease. (The latest "cutting edge" research shows that heart disease is really a function of heart muscle acidosis.)

Boron helps keep calcium in the bones, helps women preserve and make estrogen, and helps men keep testosterone. Boron affects alertness. Boron can help eliminate arthritis.

Potassium and magnesium (along with organic sodium) are some of the most important minerals for rebalancing the electrical properties of the cell, for eliminating excess acidity, and for helping to balance calcium.

Magnesium helps conduct electrical messages between all the neurons of the body.

People get irrational when potassium levels are low.

Zinc is involved in over 200 brain enzyme interactions.

Drinking zinc mixed with distilled water can stop anorexia nervosa in a day.

Zinc deficiency symptoms include loss of taste and smell.

Zinc deficiency in children results in moodiness, depression, irritability, photo phobia (light sensitivity), antagonism, temper tantrums & learning problems.

Children who do poorly on achievement tests tend to have low iron levels. These children also display disruptive, impulsive and irritable behavior in the classroom. Children who have high lead levels do more poorly overall. Most of these children's mineral imbalances go undiagnosed and instead are medicated with drugs.

Likewise, ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder can often be eliminated by balancing nutritional trace minerals. There is no need to drug our children.

Cigarette smoke is rich in cadmium (the blue color in the smoke). Cadmium is the most neurotoxic substance known to human beings. A low zinc/high cadmium ratio is implicated in learning disabilities.

Zinc is needed to balance cadmium.

Too much copper is an irritant to the brain.

A story is told by Dr. Alex Schauss, a noted author, researcher, and nutritional mineral expert. It is about his experience with a 9 year old boy brought into his clinic some years ago. The boy had been charged with attempted murder. His criminal record began at age 6. He burned animals, shot at people's houses and beat up mothers pushing baby strollers. The police all said he would be a lifetime criminal, a Charles Manson type of psychotic. He was on six psychiatric drugs, and was kicked out of school after he tried to kill a 10 year old girl. Dr. Schauss did a hair mineral analysis and discovered his copper levels were off the charts. He added supplemental zinc to the boy's diet to chelate out the excess copper, and within two weeks the boys urinalysis showed all the excess copper had been eliminated. He went off all medication, returned to school and became a model student. Years later the boy returned to see Dr. Schauss. He was a junior in college, an A student, on the varsity basketball team, and had a heart of gold.

High manganese levels show statistically high correlation with violent behavior., while lithium balances and helps control manganese. The cities of the world with the highest lithium concentration in their water show the lowest homicide rates.

The trace element rubidium cures manic depression.

The right ratio of copper to zinc in the cell acts as an antioxidant.

This information shows just a teeny fraction of how minerals and mineral imbalances can affect your health. Much of this information is buried in professional journals, there for the taking. It appears that due to politics and the influence and strength that the medical/drug industrial complex has over the suppression of information, these things stay buried.

Without a doubt, the single most important thing you can do for your health is to supplement your diet with broad spectrum trace minerals. They are that important.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Good Samaritan

Even in our alienated society, it's easy to learn the basics of altruism. Here's how.

Two thousand years ago on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho, a lonely traveller was attacked. No one—not even the priest who happened by—extended a hand to help the man. But just before he lost consciousness he saw a friendly face hovering over him and felt two strong arms lift him up and put him on a donkey. When he woke up the following day, he was at an inn; his wounds were dressed, his thirst quenched. His benefactor had moved on, but had covered the man's costs.
"Who is this man who spontaneously took pity on me?" asked the traveller.
The innkeeper smiled. "His name is Samaritan."
What we've known for 2,000 years has now been scientifically proved. Samaritans are rare. But here's the good news: Altruism can be learned. Of course Samaritans are scarce because–according to the research–they come from strong, loving families. People who grow up in difficult circumstances lose the natural ability to care for others. Unfortunately, this applies to most of us. Divorce, incest, stress and our daily doses of television cause us to lose our trust and innocence at a young age. But thankfully some of us turn out to be real Samaritans later in life. It appears that for a lot of people, healing a difficult childhood–and the attendant lack of self-love–involves learning to care for others. Initially, it can be easier than caring for ourselves and helps us indirectly restore our own self-love. As the international free-speech organization Loesje puts it: "Love thy neighbour, for he is me."
A good example of such healing is Sammy, a prisoner in an Amsterdam jail. His father was an aggressive alcoholic and his mother had no time for him. After years of escaping into drugs and crime, Sammy is behind bars again. But this time, he is determined, will be his last. He asked to be put on the drug-free wing and requested counselling. When I met Sammy he was just getting over the withdrawal symptoms. I taught him to meditate and look at himself differently from his I'm-a-criminal-drug-addict perspective. Over the course of a few months I saw him change from an irresponsible brute into a nice guy with increasing awareness of his environment. He began making little dishes from his native Suriname for the other prisoners and took on the responsibility of cleaning the common areas. Ultimately he became the point of contact for the guards during mediation sessions between prisoners and management. Sammy had found himself again; so much so that he was able to give to others. George Bernard Shaw put it this way: "Caring for the world is what remains after caring for yourself." Altruists are there for others because they are largely complete within themselves. They consider the problems of others more important than their own because they've conquered their own difficulties. An altruist has broken out of his own small world of worries and therefore commands a view of the greater whole. Or as the Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff put it: "The older I get, the more I can see of the field."
 
Creating the space to allow others into your heart means letting go of old issues. Buddhists call this "the little death"—letting go of the ego that you must allow to die to reach enlightenment. What dies is the "little me," the ego constantly working to satisfy its own limited needs. This "little me" continually tries to control situations and people because it is afraid to lose control of life. The "angry outside world" is a threat to defend against. The "little me" doesn't live, but survives. Therefore, spiritual growth is inevitably linked to killing off every "little me," all the false personalities with which we have identified. This feels like dying, like a living death. It is like falling into a black hole. Everything we held onto, all we thought we were, suddenly appears to be illusion. So who am I? What am I? And why am I?

Those who dare suffer this death will be reborn. Life is giving. Life is receiving. In short, life is being connected. Therefore, the measure of spiritual growth is not how at home you look in a saffron-coloured robe or how many hours you can sit in a lotus position. Spiritual growth is characterized by the capacity to allow others into your heart. Yes, loving others as you love yourself. He who has, gives. Unconditionally. The sun doesn't think about whom it will shine on today. The sun shines because it is in its nature to shine. Being a "sun" results in what biologists call the "overflow factor": you have so much to give that it expands beyond your immediate environment. Nowadays some people call this overflow "feeling the Christ consciousness." But I believe it is simply in our natures. Everyone naturally wants to give, everyone wants to serve, but most of us are too busy surviving.
 
Those who take the cynical stance that people don't have the capacity to give unconditionally and always want something in return can—after asking themselves why they think this—find sufficient scientific evidence confirming that such people exist. One example: A group of people with an elevated ability to empathize was denied the opportunity to exhibit that natural helping behaviour. Instead, someone else helped. It appeared that these empathetic people were just as happy that the needy individual was helped by others. They apparently had a legitimate desire to relieve the victim of his suffering.


When we let go for a moment of the daily struggle in which everything is about "tit for tat," and get in touch with our deeper inner layers, it's easy and natural to give. It flows. And when we're linked to the source of life energy, we can give continually, unlike those who do so without refuelling themselves spiritually. Sooner or later, their batteries go dead. The energy stagnates; they feel separated from others and ultimately burn out. Life energy has to flow; we must give and take to truly live. Stagnant water turns foul and makes us sick. We poison ourselves by not being connected to our surroundings and with the spiritual source of life. Research indicates, in fact, that people who are geared towards service are much healthier than those who are not. Alan Luks studied 3,300 people who do volunteer work every day and described his findings in the 2001 book The Healing Power of Doing Good. Daily volunteers were 10 times likelier to report good health than people who only volunteered once a year. It also emerged that it is important that the work involve personal contact. Simply donating money doesn't contribute to what Luks termed "the helpers' high." Luks discovered that doing good not only leads to better health and more vitality, but is a good pain reliever. In fact, Dr. Robert Benson of Harvard Medical School in Boston discovered that do-gooders experience the opposite of stress: "If we do good, we apparently relax. Metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure and breathing all grow calmer. And tension, depression and anger decrease."

You can, of course, go too far in caring for others. The Institute of HeartMath developed a method to care for others without getting burned out. This "Cut-Thru" method teaches you to reach "higher heart qualities" such as compassion and sympathy, and research shows that people who practise it produce 100 percent more DHEA—a hormone that counteracts the aging process—and 23 percent less cortisol—the "stress hormone." Moreover, you become more psychologically stable. The institute sees too much care as one of the greatest sources of modern illness. Our concern for others not only becomes a burden to us, but those we care for. Instead of helping someone, we create stress. Cut-Thru is about breaking out of victim-based thoughts like "I always have to be there for everyone and no one takes me into account" and reaching deeper  feelings.  
A beautiful example of compassion is described in The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. When the young architect Howard Roark visits sculptor Steven Mallory in his studio, the latter is upset. He has lost all hope along with his ideals. When Mallory sees that Roark's idealism is intact, he bursts into tears. But then: "After a while Mallory sat up. He looked at Roark and saw the calmest, kindest face—a face without a hint of pity. It did not look like the countenance of men who watch the agony of another with a secret pleasure, uplifted by the sight of a beggar who needs their compassion; it did not bear the cast of the hungry soul that feeds upon another's humiliation. Roark's face seemed tired, drawn at the temples, as if he had just taken a beating. But his eyes were serene and they looked at Mallory quietly, a hard, clean glance of understanding—and respect."
Loving thy neighbour is not the same as suffering with him. Compassion means remaining above the pain—detached from the pain—so we can stay positive and constructive in the face of painful situations. At a young age we learn not to hurt others, but one lesson we don't automatically get is not to take on others' grief. We can always add something positive under any circumstances, even the most bizarre ones. This was recently demonstrated by an Amsterdam policeman. Together with a colleague, the officer—who had been meditating every day for years—had to disarm a dangerous man. Along with a gun, the man was also carrying a knife, which he had mainly used to cut himself. He had sliced through the tendons in his fingers. The officers managed to overpower him and take him to the hospital. The staff tried to give the man an anaesthetic and he went wild with fear. It took three men sitting on him to allow the nurse to do her job. When the policeman was leaving the man a couple of hours later, he called to the officer, gave him a piercing look and said, "I'll never forget your eyes." A simple act of humanity is all it takes: a look, a smile, a pose, a gesture.


Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell, founder of the Altruistic Spirit Program at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California, calls this "the gift of recognition." "Altruistically minded people always have a tremendous respect for the dignity of every individual. I have the impression that this is what causes people's lives to change." How respect can change lives became clear to me not long ago in India when I ran into an acquaintance from New York. We found ourselves high on a mountaintop at the centre of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. The acquaintance had a responsible position at the Brahma Kumaris meditation centre in New York and felt he hadn't come up to the mark over the past year. He discussed his feelings with Dadi Janki, one of the organization's female executives. Instead of reprimanding him, she asked if he was willing to add to his responsibilities over the coming year. The respect and confidence she showed him provided all the incentive he needed to make that next year a fantastic one.


Since 1987, the Altruistic Spirit Program has granted an annual Temple Award for Creative Altruism to ordinary people who spot problems and do something about them. "One characteristic of altruists is that they are extremely competent in what they do, but are usually doing something they weren't directly trained in. This may well be their greatest strength; they see solutions and viewpoints that specially trained people have long since lost sight of."
Journalist-turned-activist Nicolien de Kroon is a classic example. When she was watching the news one evening and realized the Gulf War was imminent, she decided to take action. She flew to Geneva to ask those involved to consider the children, if nothing else. When the Gulf War broke out several months later, she flew to Washington to speak to President Bush personally. When Nicolien decided she couldn't expect much of these "aging gentlemen," she got to work herself. Since 1991, she has transported over 3,000 tons—120 truckloads—of clothing, food, medicine and "lots of stuffed animals" to children in Kurdistan, the former Yugoslavia, Moldavia and the Chechen Republic, often single-handedly.
 Everyone thinks what she's doing is wonderful but few join in. We care about our neighbours, we feel for those poor children, but…


In 1964, an incident occurred that prompted a flood of research into what came to be known as "the bystander effect." Thirty-eight people in a respectable New York neighbourhood witnessed portions of the violence as the young Kitty Genovese was raped and murdered by a man who repeatedly stabbed her with a knife. No one intervened. By the time someone finally called the police, Kitty was dead. The research indicated that people felt unsure about how to react. Everyone was waiting for someone else to make a move. If you got involved, they thought, maybe you'd meet with the same fate. The safest thing to do was wait and see how everyone else responded. And apparently, the more people involved, the smaller the chance that someone would step in. Evidence of this came with an experiment in which people sitting in a waiting room clearly heard a woman on the other side of a door fall, hurt herself and cry for help. Seventy percent of those in the room went to help. But when people were waiting with strangers, only 7 percent came to the woman's aid.


According to Thomas Hurley, also of the Altruistic Spirit Program, altruists unerringly know when they have reached their goal and it's time to let go. Hurley attributes this to their spiritual practises: "They have something to fall back on." For altruists, service is a way of life. If they were to become dependent on the results of their services, they would lose their spiritual foundation and thus their integrity. They would no longer be altruistic servants because they would want something from those they were serving. Real service involves letting go of the outcome. It is known that Mahatma Gandhi regularly spent days in silence for this very reason—to the great dismay of the English negotiators. Gandhi knew he would lose his non-violent battle if he lost his own non-violence. Charitable souls like Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa and Jesus Christ also worked all their lives to keep their spiritual reserves intact. They didn't allow themselves to be led astray by the limited rewards of fame, wealth or comfort. Each of them was open-minded enough to continue seeing the biggest possible picture. As a result, they maintained access to one of the best-kept secrets in human history: Receiving is inherent in giving.


Sources: Noetic Sciences Review (Winter 1997), The New Internationalist (April 1997), Yes! (Summer 1998), East West Journal (Nov./Dec. 1991); Doc Lew Childre: Cut-Thru, Planetary Publications 1995