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Taking a little breather…………………..

I’ve been taking a little breather, but here are some thoughts for your consideration:

Here I am for all to see………A glistening product of eternity………………
We practice “presence” every moment of every day…………what is your presence saying to the world and what is it saying to you?
“Transformational Presence—a state of being in which one lives, leads, works, and engages in life from a place of profound alignment with their soul, their soul mission or life purpose, and the Greater Consciousness. This presence opens the door to the greater potential waiting to emerge in any moment, situation, or circumstance, and becoming a steward for that potential to manifest.  The more authentic and dynamic one’s presence, the more effective that individual or organization will be in serving the positive transformation and evolution of our world.” –Alan Seale
I am present in my life; I am a presence in many people’s lives. Just making that statement brings in such a profound energy and it holds me accountable to be the best I can be.  Om Shanti

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Doing It Up Right………..

When I was small I spent a great deal of time on an 80 acre plot of heaven with my grandparents in Nodaway, Iowa. We followed the seasons then with how we lived and what we ate. Spring was planting and filled with hope for the harvest. Summer was hard work tending to all that was growing, not only plants, but livestock, especially those chickens. Fall was the harvest of so much loving labor and stocking up and storing for the sleep of winter. Winter was when all the tools were sharpened and repaired and the things you didn’t have time for in the other three seasons. Rest and rejuvenation, not only the farm, but our bodies. There was time to play the piano and sing the old songs, time to sew and dream.
Today I was out in my yard harvesting sour cherries. And I just want to thank the squirrels and birds for leaving me enough this year to make 3 big pies. When you are involved with nature, time has a way of being eternal or in the moment. You have to pay attention. While I was cherry picking so many thoughts of my childhood came back to me of what we would do after gathering the bounty. One of those things was sharing. I remember the pies and jellies and jams and butters we would deliver to the neighbors, our friends, and how delighted they would be to receive these gifts, but it was more than the food, it was the thought and consideration and the love that went along with it.
While I wasn’t able to gather that many cherries, my neighbor has a birthday on the 31st and she loves cherries. This year she gets a cherry pie from me filled with labor and love. If you have ever picked cherries, you know how much work it is between picking and eating!
We used to know that it truly is the little things that make life worth living. It is the effort and love that counts and the sharing of all of that.

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There Is Nothing More Important Than Love

As I sat on my patio this evening gazing into the peace and serenity of my 15 acre wood listening to Pandora with old favorites, Joni Mitchel, Judy Collins, James Taylor……..Van Morrison came on with that great song “Days Like This”.
It’s been intense for so many of us this spring. Many endings and beginnings, many people leaving our planet and many being born.
I lost a dear friend last week, not the first time, but that doesn’t really matter. Death/Birth, so vital, so important, so with us all the time. Pausing to reflect every day; did I love her enough? Did she know how important she was in my life; how much she enriched my life?
Three months after my Father died he came to me in a long dream and at the very end he looked deeply into my eyes and said, “None of this matters, only the love matters.” It changed my life and healed my relationship with my Dad completely. I saw him as I had never seen him in this life, and he looked at me with love for the first time that I consciously knew. Thanks Dad. Thanks Alison, for coming into my life and being a beautiful inspiration to me.

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Shadow Attacks

“Our shadows exist to teach us, guide us, and give us the blessing of our entire selves. They are resources for us to expose and explore. The feelings that we have suppressed are desperate to be integrated into ourselves. They are only harmful when they are repressed; then they can pop up at the least opportune times. Their sneak attacks will handicap you in the areas of your life that mean the most. “ -Dark Side of the Light Chasers

It takes me years of study and research to begin understanding. With shadows, my first response was generally denial or disbelief. Then moving on through more study, a kind of grudging belief that perhaps this could be true. Now as events come up in my life I grab hold of what is this shadow and how can I allow it real expression? What has it brought to me and why now?

So, another sneak attack and as I look at this particular shadow I find I’m really liking the beauty of it and the acceptance that I am gifted in this way.

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Crystal Bowls Meditation this Sunday

Sunday, April 15-5:00-6:00
Join Sue Moon and Sue McCarthy playing 15 Crystal Bowls in guided meditations designed to raise your vibrations and heal your physical body. The Bowls literally vibrate out negativity and toxins in the body. It’s a lovely thing to do for yourself, especially since it is Spring and time to detox all systems.

Bright Spirit Center   7551 Main St   Ste 206    Ralston, NE  68127   402.319.0678    www.brightspiritcenter.com

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Checking In……………

I’ve been caught up in the daily grind and trying to figure out where to go from here. I love the celebratory feel and expression from Thanksgiving thru New Years, but I always get a little lost in the activities and planning. As I perused my early morning web sites I found this tidbit  perfect for what I needed to ground this morning. Thank you Robert Wilkinson for a wonderful website of wisdom: www.aquariuspapers.com

1. All forms pass away.

So don’t get too uptight at the changes. Don’t get too attached to suffering the difficulties, and don’t get too attached to the enjoyment of pleasures. Both the problems and the enjoyments will pass, so chill out and don’t take any of it too personally. Live life to the fullest while not getting stuck by clinging to habits in thought, feeling, or action that lead to suffering.

2. The Golden Rule works.

Also known as, “What goes around, comes around.” Even though we may not see the larger workings of the eternal law of cause and effect, it’s there if you take a wide enough point of view. A logical corollary of this truth is that as one acts, feels, thinks, and aspires, one creates the tendencies for these to manifest in the future.

We just usually have such short attention spans that we don’t see the bigger picture of the cause-and-effect cycles of our lives. Still, the Law works in mysterious ways whether we perceive it or not, and if this second Truth actually works for all of us, then it is easy to see that the third Truth is…

3. Love is the way.

Since Truth number one is inevitable in our dualistic impermanent system, and Truth number two is an expression of the “karmic law” governing the field of sensory manifestation and creating patterns that persist through space and time, then this third Truth, to embrace, learn, and BE Love, is the only sane way to live.

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Be Good

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.  -Phillips Brooks

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Happy Elevening……………….

I’m somewhat of a loner. My friends go out to plays, museums and the long list of activities people go to for enjoyment. And then there are the gatherings for meditation, classes on the occult, retreats etc where people talk about what is going on and what it all means. I lead many of those classes/retreats, but I’m not usually a participant listening to someone’s idea of the universe and airy new age dialogue that is not founded in practical application. I am a practical person and I don’t like conjecture and someone seeking ego power from “knowing” something that others don’t. I think it’s just their ego seeking power, lilke egos do.
So, I don’t go out much, but it does get a little lonely. So, today I am going to gather with others for a little meditation on 11.11.11. I don’t know, given our calendar, if this is 11.11.11, but I do wish to be of service in any way that I can to bring peace and healing to our beautiful planet.
And this from Robert:
“As for most New Age approaches, I tend not to take very seriously much of what is asserted in our world about other dimensions, evil aliens, glorious pronouncements and messages from “ascended masters,” paradigm shifts, and personal “ascensions,” to name but a few. I find a lot of it highly speculative, usually exclusive rather than inclusive, and not based in depth knowledge of the requirements of human evolution across centuries and millennia. I am particularly wary if it seems like it’s a) threatening, b) cheerleading, or c) assuring us that we don’t have to take responsibility for being here and to whatever degree is possible, selflessly contribute to a better world while freeing ourselves from glamor and the causes of suffering. Basically, I feel that if it doesn’t apply to Biafra or Bangladesh, it’s probably more local than global and needs further examination before being proclaimed as a universal fact or Truth.

Glamor, Illusion, and Maya (the Sanskrit Maya, not the people) are serious traps for any truth seeking Soul. I truly believe it’s best to develop our “glamor dispelling mechanism” so we can see things without that world problem intruding on our perception and understanding.” www.aquariuspapers.com

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Full Moon in Taurus & Time & Evolution

I was sitting down to write this article about what a lovely Full Moon we have today and thinking about the pleasureable energy of Taurus when my mind wandered into all that is going on in the world and for each person. Evolution=Revolution, we are seeing it everywhere. This Full Moon is a little like a rest stop on our fast track to change, so enjoy it. Take time to take time for all the little things that make your life worth living. Indulge a bit and relax a lot, call old friends and tell them how much you love them. Surprise yourself with time and attention. It’s really important in the midst of all this upheaval to pull back and relax and smile and just enjoy. Today we can do that.
And a bit more on the times we are in and the spiritual evolvement we are going through by my old friend Robert:
“There’s a great deal of glamor, illusion, and Maya surrounding our current transitional period, with lots of rumors and speculation. Regardless of our current belief systems, there is a greater evolutionary reality going on that’s beyond our perceptual interpretations conditioned by our limitations.

So today we’re going to re-examine the nature of time, perception, and how our minds work. By understanding how these work, we can keep some things in mind as we move through experience and adapt to what is, and what’s coming.

Time is a funny thing. It is a one-way street, and is the means by which we measure movement in perceptual experience through the 3 denser dimensions. Time is also infinitely fluid, and as such has no beginning or end.

As someone recently pointed out, an odometer is a good metaphor for how we have come to measure space and time as functions of each other’s movement. Rolling ever forward, every end is followed naturally by a new beginning showing the next phase of an unending process. If the dimension of time is never-ending, then though calendars end, consciousness is forever.

Humanity, barely understanding a few of the principles of the 3 dense dimensions of human reality, usually do make stuff up to explain time and how it relates to experience. Mostly these are attempts to find metaphors to classify what hasn’t been confirmed within conventional means. I believe that’s why a lot of what is asserted these days does seem disconnected, or weaves together highly speculative assertions that require us to accept a lot on faith. The human imagination does wonderful things to cover up holes in its incomplete understanding.

While I’m big on faith when it is needed, it has no place in any serious study where thorough scholarship is needed. Devotion is good, but it’s an entirely different field of energy than Knowledge. It’s somewhat like trying to use cooked spaghetti to hammer a nail. Both are perfectly fine in their realms, but ultimately have different purposes, methods, and outcomes.

Many sites offer speculations about the current and coming transitions, and try to tie them to the Mayan calendar, the Great Pyramid timeline, the prophesies of Nostradamus or the Book of Revelations. I have found they require us to assume quite a few things, some plausible, some wildly implausible. Much of it seems like a game of “Telephone,” where each successive retelling becomes more and more elaborate, usually for the purpose of convincing people to suspend reason and join, surrender, or repent something.

All interpretations of prophesies make assumptions. We all make assumptions. That includes you and me, as well as the Mayan, Nostradamus, and Pyramid timeline scholars. In fact all groups studying anything, including the fields of art, science, philosophy and religions, make assumptions. We can extend this to all societies and cultures, since humanity has been trying to classify reality and experience since its infancy 3 million years ago.

Even when certain assumptions are “proved true,” they are usually within local conditions and may not be an absolute. For example, we assume gravity to affect everything that has mass and density. However, countless Eastern Yogis have demonstrated that sometimes gravity does not affect the human body when certain levels of consciousness are achieved.

In terms of the larger “paradigm shift,” right now, due to a lack of true scholarship in the field of metaphysics and the Ageless Wisdom accumulated through many civilizations over millennia, collectively we are somewhat like the proverbial 7 blind men trying to describe the elephant. So many see the parts and assume them to be the whole, or that somehow the trunk is “more important” than the leg. Mostly people have fallen under the delusion that forms have permanence and that getting attached to those forms is sustainable.

We do have an accumulation of wisdom of the ages available if we research it. Then we can relate the many derived, more recent local forms of that knowledge to the source material. There’s a lot of speculation about the New Era, but most newer “experts” on the subject never studied the older larger and smaller eras preceding this one to get context or a sense of the continuity of what each successive age represented in terms of the spiritual evolution of humanity. One must study to know, know to understand, and understand to judge. Critical thinking skills are essential if we are to transcend superstitions and half-truths based in limitations of perception.

This all serves the evolution of the race across larger sweeps of time. Each successive sub-race within the larger Root Race contributes to a new understanding of “God,” which serves the needs of that space-time continuum. This requires new metaphors, new approaches, new ways of regarding what IS. However, evolution is a continuity and usually builds upon itself, with occasional mutations.

I tend to doubt the veracity of new material when it tries to negate the established spiritual principles of accumulated human wisdom. Legitimate newer forms of understanding never negate the sum total of the accumulated Truth, Love, Wisdom, and Intelligence of the larger evolutionary trajectory. They do, however, add to the total understanding of All-That-Is, and usually offer hope for the inherent freedom of the Soul to come forth. Evolution is inherently inclusive and liberating.

In part 2 we’ll continue exploring the nature of the Soul, false dualities that lead us into confusion, the problem of fear-based thinking, New Age cheerleading, Root Races and sub-races, and what we’ve been told by oracles past about 2012 and the nature of the coming Aquarian Age.”

© Copyright 2008, 2011 Robert Wilkinson

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Our Changing Lives/World

I’ve been thinking and planning and saving for a future that I am unsure of. Today when I checked my favorite astrology site, this piece jumped out at me and I thought I would share it with you:

Life In The 21st Century – An Age in Transition
by Robert Wilkinson

We have entered a period of living on the edge of change like few other generations in history. There are global forces in motion affecting us all that will alter the course of destiny on every continent in ways unimaginable to our grandparents. By the time this transitional period is done, we will confront a new world, a new way of viewing matter and energy, and a new sense of the interrelatedness of life.

Due to a number of factors, both physical and metaphysical, it is evident that we’re in the heart of a 22 year rendezvous with making the history of the future as we sort through the creation, preservation, and transformation of our assumptions about matter, time, space, electricity, magnetism, life, our planet, and each other. The good news is that everything points to a much better world in the future, despite the many current vectors showing us the need to learn, adapt, and become skilled in new ways to move safely through the difficult times ahead as the old systems crumble and die.

Very often in our world, surviving is less determined by who is “the fittest” than by who is learning to “think in the future.” We may be doing well in the present, but time and conditions always change, and much that we assume today will be irrelevant in the future.

It is through our ability to anticipate changes that we move toward models of sustainability that will endure despite the radical events going on around us. Collectively, this will bring forth the environmental, economic, and political solutions we so desperately need to correct the on-going wreckage of the obsolete models of war, harsh competition, and wasteful pollution that poisons our land, air and water and threatens the very existence of entire nations.

There are on-going breakthroughs in every field of study in the world. Old ideas about the environment, economics, religion, health, government, and what constitutes social sustainability are being discarded as never before. New ideas never imagined present themselves every month, sometimes as solutions to our pressing problems, sometimes a new ways of valuing things, and sometimes just the spur of necessity showing us we must adapt or face dire consequences.

While some of these ideas are “bridge forms,” and not meant to endure past this transitional era, others are “seed forms” that will form the basis of things to come. Over time, many apparently separate systems will be seen in the light of synergistic, holistic understanding, and assist the development of more integrated ways of approaching the material creation.

Thanks to such things as the Internet, Quantum Mechanics, mind-body medical breakthroughs, and an ever-increasing global knowledge base showing us we are interconnected in astonishing ways, the inevitable conclusion is that millions are embracing the power found in community and shared knowledge and skills as antidotes to the avarice and separateness of the old era. Utilizing the principles of economy of energy, magnetic attraction, and synthesis, the cooperation of various beings coming together in the next decade will create a radically transformed Earth and humanity.

Now is the only time there is. Now is the only time to learn, to know, to dare, to embrace, and to break free of the inertia of the past. Now is the time to prepare for what is, and what is coming.

By moving beyond old assumptions and limitations, we can recognize and accept a greater wisdom, intelligence, and effectiveness, and find our community within which we can live well and contribute our gifts to our world. As we move through this heart of “the Winter of the 21st Century,” this is the joyous challenge.

We only have about 2500 days to go before it will be evident that we’re all living a radically transformed reality that is the beginning of a 2100 year era where we will remember more about the nature of the electromagnetic creation than we can currently imagine. Enjoy the ride!!

© Copyright 2007, 2011 Robert Wilkinson

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It Is With Great Sadness……………………..

I had the privilege of hearing Wangari Maathai at the Benedictine Monastery in Kansas a few years ago.  When she entered the room it was like the sun came out from behind a cloud.  She was brilliant and her message passionate.  I am sorry the world has lost this bright light…………………..Sue

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011)
It is with great sadness that the family of Professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on 25th September, 2011, at the Nairobi Hospital, after a prolonged and bravely borne struggle with cancer. Her loved ones were with her at the time.

Professor Maathai’s departure is untimely and a very great loss to all who knew her—as a mother, relative, co-worker, colleague, role model, and heroine; or who admired her determination to make the world a more peaceful, healthier, and better place.

http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/

Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai started the Green Belt Movement in 1977, working with women to improve their livelihoods by increasing their access to resources like firewood for cooking and clean water. She became a great advocate for better management of natural resources and for sustainability, equity, and justice. A synopsis of her life and work can be read here.

Prof. Maathai leaves her three children—Waweru, Wanjira, and Muta—and a granddaughter, Ruth Wangari. They are truly very grateful for all the prayers and support they have received.

Further information on how Prof’s life will be celebrated, where to share memories and condolences, and how to join us to build her legacy for generations to come will be provided shortly.

Read the tributes from world leaders to Professor Maathai here.

The Green Belt Movement has established a memorial fund to help the organization continue the amazing legacy Wangari Maathai.

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Heading into Winter……

Haven’t had much time to write lately, it’s a busy little Fall. I found this little prayer that sums up my feelings of the Autumn Equinox and the encroaching season:
Give me a candle of the Spirit, O God, as I go down into the deeps of my being. Show me the hidden things, the creatures of my dreams, the storehouse of forgotten memories and hurts. Take me down to the spring of my life, and tell me my nature and my name. Give me freedom to grow, so that I may become that self, the seed of which you planted in me at my making. Out of the deeps I cry to you, O God

From Prayer At Night by Jim Cotter

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Speeding Along…….

Uranus in Aries-Life in the fast lane! The trouble with life in the fast lane is that it doesn’t allow much interior growth, which is done through reflection and quiet times that allow deeper perspectives to surface.
And who isn’t in the fast lane? Is anyone spared that these days?
As I sat talking with a friend recently and I listened to how busy she is, how she helps everyone but herself. How strong she is, although now, is realizing that maybe she isn’t all that strong as her “crutches” are not supporting her real needs, I take another look at my own life.
Busy, busy, busy little bee.
Ok, I get it, I see the mirror.
I don’t want structures of any kind anymore that don’t feed my soul. What that means to me is catching everything that comes my way and saying, “Is this essential to my happiness? Or is this just another busy activity that looks good but leaves me tired?”
Does it ever end? No, get over that!
Relaxing into what I want, what I need, mmmmmmm doesn’t that sound lovely! Hope Uranus allows rest stops these coming years, we are all going to need process time for these amazing changes internally and externally.

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Front Porch Society

I hear it’s making a comeback. A part of me sighs in deep feelings of peace and remembrance of what that was like. Evenings, after supper and dishes we would gather outside for a walk or just to sit and enjoy the evening. Neighbors would come over or we would stand on the lawn…..sit in a chair and talk about the weather, family, and sometimes even deeper subjects. But it was the connection, the sharing of space that was important, not the words.

We connected with each other and stood by each other in the times that inevitably come into lives, births, deaths, accidents, tragedy, joys and so on. You never had to worry about who would feed the cat if you were gone, or having to cook a meal through the loss of a loved one. You could count on being supported and protected.

I think we have been like headstrong children without a firm hand to guide them in many of our choices. Too much TV, too many games, too many cars, too much ease. And what has that brought us but a feeling of separateness, unhappiness, little peace, a society so wrapped up in externals the internals are starving.

It feels like we are turning a corner now and recognizing the things that make our lives worth living. Those small things like connecting with a friend on the patio and just talking about lives and dreams briefly before the day begins. It opens the day up when you are opened by connections.

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Teachers

Thank God for the talented teachers. They are like milestones on our path. Remember the first one you loved? Remember the one you didn’t love but you learned so much from?

Anyone can be a teacher. It’s the gift of your knowing going into the fertile ground of one who is receptive/awake.

Reminds me of the parable about seeds falling on good soil or rocky soil;

Same seeds – same truth

Good soil – open mind

Rocky soil – no germination

Being in the teacher role for years I am very aware of the lessons that come my way through teachers of every kind. Family, friends, books, nature, spoken words, driving, shopping, chance encounters, my body, my thoughts ad infinitum.

Today I am fertile soil.

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Closer to God

It’s a New Moon in Virgo, and you can let that bring you closer to God
“… to be able to remember the sunset, to be able to remember a beautiful conversation, a beautiful deed done where hope and faith were created, to remember the smile of a babe, the blush of a rose, the harmony of a song – a bird’s call; these are creative. For if they are a part of thyself, they bring you closer and closer to God.
-Edgar Cayce Reading 1431-1
We spend so much time looking outside for some form of beauty and ease from our toils. Spend a moment with eyes closed and call up a breathtaking moment from your life……..then bring up another, perhaps a time when you truly felt loved……..next, a time spent in nature where you felt the presence of God……look back through your years and recall the beauty……….let that be the guiding force this day.
Blessings from Sue
www.brightspiritcenter.com

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Hogue Prophecies

http://www.hogueprophecy.com/2011/08/hurricane-irene-and-seven-temblors-of-september-2011/

Heads up people!

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Out Of Balance

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.  He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither”.  Benjamin Franklin

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about everything; the world, our country, cities, farms, people, families etc.

I was thinking about cookies and pop and what an impact they have had on our society. Holidays are for treats, holidays and special occasions. Every summer when it gets really, really hot, there is nothing like a cold Pepsi over ice. I have one every year. During Christmas, what could be better than the old family recipes of fudge, divinity, Christmas cookies etc. I wait eagerly all year long for those treats.

Indulgences make the body soft and weak. Just like a country that gives up freedom for security. When the body gives up staples (whole grains, vegetables, fruits) for treats (sugar, fats, white flour) it cannot do the job required; a strong immune system, a happy mind, all parts in balance.

You could say our bodies are a reflection of our country. Too many treats and not enough staples.

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As Above, So Below

That statement makes me a little spacey. And it brings up all kinds of questions about what is above?? Why are we below??

So I have to expand my consciousness to wrap around statements like that. Then I begin to feel the multi dimensional gravities of many planes of existence, this one being just that, a plane of existence. Consciousness desires to grow and evolve. Coming from infinity we have little choice about growing and evolving. Choice being our free will. However the compelling nature of change does not allow us to remain stuck for too long. And I am thankful for that.

As I journey thru my lessons like everyone else here I now cooperate a little better. I spent a great deal of time/energy/life force attempting to do it my way. And I doubt that I will give that up completely, but it does feel better to occasionally let the flow carry me along without having to struggle quite so hard.

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No Difference

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.” -Paramahansa Yogananda

It was often said of my Grandfather that he never met a stranger. What a blessing it was to grow up around such a wise and jolly old sage. He showed me how to see the good in all and to respond to that in humor and connectedness to others.

Yogananda, my second Hindu Guru, reflected this on such a high level that oneness was perceived/achieved.

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Sharing a brief article on Gandhi:

What Are The Seven Deadly Social Sins According to Mahatma Gandhi?
by Robert Wilkinson

Most of us have heard of the so-called 7 Deadly Sins. However, one of the greatest Beings come to Earth in centuries gave us another list, the 7 Deadly Social Sins. To find out what the “Mahatma,” or “Great Spirit” thought were the source of all of humanity’s ills, read on.

As many of you know, I believe Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi was one of the greatest Beings to walk the Earth in millennia. He was a highly spiritually evolved politician, revolutionary, and statesman, master of non-violent non-cooperation with the sources of human degradation.

This “Spiritual Father of His Country” led the Indian subcontinent to independence through demonstrating the practical efficacy of the doctrine of Ahimsa, also known as “non-violence,” or “least violence,” applied through the power of Satyagraha, or “Soul-force.” Though he was the first to admit that his tactics would work only when dealing with civilized opponents, he still strenuously insisted that each of us needed to be non-violent at our core to the degree we are able if we are to be genuine workers for peace in our world, since only peace can overcome war. While the world has known many “philosophers of peace,” He was probably one of a very few since St. Issa to articulate the doctrine of “the peaceful warrior” in pragmatic action.

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds humanity has produced, once said of Gandhi that “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.” One of the most effective politicians in history, he demonstrated the practical truth that the way of applied Soul force using non-violent techniques is the most powerful political tool we have.

Here are the Mahatma’s 7 deadly social sins:

Wealth without Work

Pleasure without Conscience

Science without Humanity

Knowledge without Character

Politics without Principle

Commerce without Morality

Worship without Sacrifice

Sounds like most of the world’s political parties (and religions) are the source of every social ill we have on Earth. May we live to see the day when these no longer exist to plague humanity. Aum Namah Shivaya!

© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson               www.aquariuspapers.com

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Japanese Monk’s Prayer Request

I found this on Robert Wilkinson’s beautiful website (www.aquariuspapers.com) and hope all will read and send this very evolved form of prayer to all of Mother Earth:

A Japanese Monk Sent this Prayer Request

The damage of the earthquake in Japan is devastating. Unable to cool down the reactor, we are facing a possibility of nuclear transplant explosion. Please join our prayer. Feel free to forward this prayer request to anyone. It would be great if more people can pray.

Here is a translation of a message/oracle from the Ise Shrine in Japan:

After sunset we need strong power of prayer. Please let me deliver the message to as many as possible. We can stop this earthquake with our prayers, but right now the nuclear plant is in danger.

Please heal the suffering, sadness, anger, worry about nuclear plants. Please do not think that this accident will bring justice.

Please care for each other. The energy toward conflict and fight is also fueling the things happening right now. Please stop the conflict and stop the fight and change the worrying voice to the power of prayer. Please pray that as many people as possible can be saved.

We will be O.K. If our hearts start connecting with each other the earth will be healed.

There are the sounds/vibrations that can release the karma of earth. Anyone who can make a prayer sound, anyone who can do reiki, anyone who can do long distance healing, please direct your energy to the center of Japan. The exact location is above the Hachiro gata, Akita Prefecture.

If you can sing, please sing. Humming is fine too. Let the earth listen to the sound.

Please send gratitude to the Earth. If Mother Earth wakes up, everything will stop. The word Song/Sing writes in Japanese Kanji – small possibilities support a big lack. Please send your prayer to the Earth to wake up the Spirit.

I will be in meditation after the sunset. I will pray for the light shining in the sky even in the darkness. May everyone be safe. Thank you for supporting my heart at this very difficult time.

Gratitude for our life.

Fuma

To paraphrase a recent quote in a post, “Ask not for whom the bell tolls in Japan. It tolls for all of us.” We all are asked to hear the call, and be our Highest Self during this time of transition.

While there are many things beyond our control, we can, through the power of prayer, meditation, and visualization, make our world a better place to the degree of our intention, our focus, our selflessness, and our ability to allow the Soul’s Light, Love, and Power to restore the natural harmony of Life, since within and without are One. Let the song of your Heart shine forth in its natural radiance, and be at one with the Harmony of All-That-Is.

We must try in every way we can to bring this nuclear disaster under control. An explosion of one or more reactors will change life for all of us forever. So please take a moment to pray, meditate, visualize, sing, do Reiki, or any other thing you can do to mitigate the damage, lessen future destructive effects, or send healing to those who suffer.

May there be least harm to the good, may the pollution be contained, and may this time of suffering, grieving, and higher intention be what it takes to abolish, finally and forever, the nightmares of nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and nuclear waste from our Earth.

© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson

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Halloweens From My Past

The Halloweens I remember so fondly were in the 1950′s.  We always made our own costumes as the ones you could buy in the dime stores were lame and the masks were hard plastic and never fit right.  I remember being a cat very often as I had this long black tail from some dancing costume.  Black eyeliner made whiskers on my face and little black ears were cut from cardboard, painted and tied on with string under the chin.  It was easy to find a black shirt and slacks.  Our goodie bags were old pillow cases, and you needed a bag that big for all the homemade goodies you would receive.  Popcorn balls were the best, made from scratch just like the hand dipped caramel apples.  Old Mrs. Hubbard would bake her famous sugar cookies and we would eat those still warm beauties before we ever got home.  You knew everyone who’s house you knocked on and delighted in fooling them about who you were.  There was much laughter and mystery and memories made.

In the center of town the teenagers would always find an outhouse in the country and bring it to town and lock somebody inside of it.  Toilet paper streamers danced in the air from the tall trees and you expected to see ghosts at any minute and often, of course, you did.  The smell of hot apple cider wafted from doorways and many times you were warmed by someone’s generosity on a cold night.

I feel blessed to have lived my youth in the then small town (500) of Ralston, Nebraska.  The memories are a rich journey into my past at times of the year like Halloween.

Happy Halloween everyone, may you be safe, but still in awe of the mysteries of life and death and the celebrations we share.

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After the Pluto/Moon-Thoughts Become Things

The Moon in Capricorn just left mighty Pluto which always puts me in a contemplative mood. Plummeting deeper thoughts is a hallmark of that conjunction. Interestingly enough it is also a perfect time to dig deep into the earth to rescue the miners in Chile. Somebody must have been paying attention.
I’m in a reverie about how our thoughts become our lives.
Isn’t it amazing what our thoughts can do to our state of being. Happy thoughts, happy being, sad thoughts, sad being. Conscious choices; we get to make them every nano second and voila-our life!
And even the Seasons bring their own set of thoughts that we step into. I come alive with thoughts of regeneration/hope/joy/new life every spring, especially because I am a gardener. Each summer my thoughts turn to relaxing in the sun and enjoying friends. Fall is my favorite because I am not only a gardener and get to harvest mine and others fruits of labors, but I am also a serious cook and this is my favorite time of the year to do that! Then winter, a mixed bag of thoughts for me. Great joy and anticipation for Christmas and surprising loved ones with thoughtful gifts and good food, but then the long cold. For me, the long cold is a dark place and one I actively avoid.
Thoughts……where do they come from? Is it our feelings/emotions that bring them on? I sometimes sit in meditation and watch the thoughts come out of nowhere, it is fascinating, they just pop up from no origin I can find one after another.
It isn’t easy catching and changing thoughts, but it is of great value to a happier and more fulfilling life when you do.

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My Grandmother’s Birthday

Today my Grandmother would be 112. Memories of being with her on that small farm in Nodaway, Iowa fill my heart this morning. Soon I’ll be going to the last Farmer’s Mkt of the year, buying so many of the veggies we grew on the farm. And the eggs, at least I won’t have to reach under those persnickety hens who liked to peck my small hands. Gram and I gardened, canned, cooked, plucked chickens, slopped the hogs, fed the wild kitties and more. She was a great Libra influence in my life and molded my young ways with a very practical attitude. Work first, and always play and laugh when finished.
Happy Birthday Emelia Johnson Orstad! You were the best!

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Meditate For World Peace

I will be leading a Peace Meditation for 30 minutes after Yoga tonight at 7:00 pm at The Morning Star Center.

Meditate for World Peace
by Robert Wilkinson

Today, September 21, groups and individuals everywhere are committing to 15-minute periods in prayer or meditation for world peace. This is a worldwide movement to create a global ceasefire and further the ideal of peace and nonviolence. If you’re interested, keep reading.

We are told this is an attempt to create a pulse of invocative energy from meditators all over the planet. Visualize this as a rhythmic call to Divinity for the Light, Love and Spiritual Will needed to assist humanity to bring forth a culture of lasting peace. This initiative is just one small part of a much wider concentration of prayers and meditations for peace from spiritual and faith-based groups in all parts of the world.

SouledOut.org is holding a meditative space between 9-9:15 pm PDT on this day, and will sound The Great Invocation at both the beginning and end of this time period. You are welcome to participate in this meditation and sounding of The Great Invocation at this time, even if you’re in a different time zone. By all means, please meditate throughout the day as you are inspired.

This Vigil began at midnight on the morning of Tuesday, September 21 in whatever time zone you live, and ends at midnight your time Tuesday night.

If you’re in Europe and want to tune in on the California meditation, that would be 5-5:15 am in the UK, 6-6:15 am in France, Germany, Netherlands, and other countries in that time zone, 9:30 am in India, and 2 pm in east Australia.

Since we’ve tried war for millennia and it hasn’t worked so well for humanity, maybe it’s time to try peace for a while. Aum and blessings….

The Great Invocation is a universal prayer given to humanity by a Great One. Most religions believe in a World Teacher or Saviour, knowing this Light Giver by such names as the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, and the Messiah. Where Christ is invoked in this prayer, please use your faith’s name for the World Teacher.

Here is the version of The Great Invocation that I’ve been using for 34 years:

From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of all
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the heart of God
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of all
May Christ return to Earth

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of all
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the Human Race
Let the plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power
Restore the Plan on Earth. Aum.

© Copyright 2010 Robert Wilkinson

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Fearless Moral Inventory

Today I was starting to go down that path of seeing the world as filled with wrongdoings that need to be righted.

And as serendipity came in during my morning meditation I was reminded of how important it is to look to myself first. To be careful that I use a discriminating wisdom when I view life.

My marker now is when I become righteously indignant to follow an AA teaching of “fearless moral inventory”.

This is to see clearly. Recognizing our own wrongdoings to self and others first before rushing out to cure the world.

Jack Kornfield talks about having to end our isolation by seeing and telling the difficult truth to ourselves and to one another, but always in the spirit of compassion, and in the knowledge of interconnection. We have to learn that we can trust the truth and that the truth will lead to freedom.

To see without any harsh judgment. Knowing that any teaching has its wisdom and its folly and to be able to sift through and take what is best for us. This means we are not looking for perfection, but willing to see both sides.

I am taking this view into how raped our country has become by vast corporations. Learning all I can about what is actually going on, why this has occurred and how to change that in me which created it.

Found this great quote and it really fits with me today:    “The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.” — Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

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In Service to a Higher Spirit

I was going to write about Uranus conjunct Jupiter in Pisces and a few more “happenings”, when it struck me that what we all need to be focusing on now is service to a higher spirit. So, I’m throwing all the aspects/transits and astro jargon of the day into this message from the Universe.
Where is your service energy? How are you developing a deeper connection to your higher self? To truly know something we need to study it. What is our higher spirit? To know that, look at all of your best actions. The kind word to someone in need; the compassion that opens your heart for others in pain; donations that give others hope and a chance; choosing to understand your own pain and not act from it, I could go on and I’m sure you could too.
What we have help for now is to realize that this life is made best by following our highest nature to do good in the world and in our lives. Today, with so many planets stirring the pot, step up and do your best. Let your loving kindness lead the way and others will follow. You have no idea how your actions help others to be better also.

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Gaia’s Crop Circles

I came across an amazing website regarding crop circles. I know they’ve been around for a while but I don’t know much about them. As I looked at the photos I felt like I was looking at a map of the planets and some of the aspects occurring at different times. Very interesting. Check out:
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2010/latejuly2010.html
While it is true that anyone studying the stars feels connected to the Universe in a personal way I began to feel very connected to our Mother Earth and felt like these “messages” were from her and we were not getting it at all.
The circles as far as I could tell occur in ancient sacred sites all around the world but chronicled by many in England. Why the world isn’t studying this to understand why our earth is communicating to us in such a visible way is beyond me.
I believe we are about to enter into a time where psychic communication is not just with other humans but with the stars, the plants and animals and more. I can really feel that when I look at the circles.

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Still zoomin’…………

The planetary influences continue to inspire us all to find more creative ways to live our lives. Take advantage of all that’s happening this summer! The last eclipse was like catching a wave and I hope you are all still zooming with that energy! Cut your losses, clear the clutter, clean out your house both inside and out…….get ready for a huge end of July. In order to handle this power for change you need to become a bigger and better person. Don’t harbor any grudges, revenge, disloyalty or separation. Expand, open your arms and let in the life that is wanting to manifest with your own brilliant and unique flavor. We are called to step out of our smallness and into a thrilling life of Unity with all that is.
No more projecting what the future will be like, it is here and as the Hopi say, “we are the ones we have been waiting for.”
Don’t get left behind mired down in your own negativity.
Jai! Om Shanti

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Conscious Convergence July 17-18

These are big times we live in. The planetary influences are unlike any we have ever experienced on this planet. You can feel it in the air which is literally crackling with energy.
July 17-18 a global experience called the Conscious Convergence will manifest is large and small groups in all nations.
Here in Omaha Doug D’Arcy and I will lead a talk/meditation/ceremony at the Omaha Healing Arts Center in the Old Market. We hope you can attend.
The Mayans will be leading once again in Mexico and Central America.
This is an opening, opportunity for us all to step into Unity Consciousness. That means realizing are oneness. That there is no difference between a shepherdess in Jordan and Barack Obama. We have this opportunity to step into what many of us have been saying/believing and living to the best of our ability with a global community.
Carl Calleman, noted Mayan Scholar says: “This will become an event that influences the course of our civilization by setting the intention to manifest unity consciousness on a large scale with the ninth wave of the Maya calendars. I would then like to share my own vision of the Conscious Convergence, and what it may accomplish, in an article that does not have too much technical detail.

Over the time period since the Harmonic Convergence in August of 1987, and maybe even earlier than that, an increasing number of people, and not just a few select mystics, have come to directly experience states of unity with all things and a purposeful direction in their own lives. Yet, although sometimes such experiences may have been enlightening or blissful, they have not come to alter the way our world at large operates.”

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