Stop Banishing – Start Healing Instead

Many Light Workers and Warriors are experiencing an increase in “attacks” from so-called entities on the etheric and astral planes as the time of The Event draws ever closer and the dark forces are desperate to shift the balance, even though even they at this point know this will not occur. I will share with you now a personal experience in the hopes that some of you may find resonance in working with me to save those who may yet be saved.

First, some background. I had two animal members in my family in my lifetime – one as a child, and the other as an adult. The first was a sweet little cocker spaniel/poodle mix that we’ll call “B”, and the second was a gorgeous cat we’ll name “C”. Both fur beings were sent to help me release an old fear of animals that related to a past life as a toddler thrown with her family to the Lions.

B came to me when I was 11 and not at all interested in being near a dog. He insisted on my attention at all times, and my lap as my family took him with us on the long drive from Indiana to South Carolina. After I lost my fears, his affection shifted to include the other family members. I mourned when he was euthanized at 16, blind, deaf and angry. I didn’t get to see him then. I wanted to remember him only as the sweet doggie who begged for our empty ice cream containers to polish them clean and barked so joyously for our presence.

When C came into my life, she was a rescue of 6 months by a roommate I had at the time. To the roommates consternation, C would only let me touch her. This would remain her pattern for the 17 years she was with me. I could spend dozens of pages telling you about her – she was the love of my life and taught me so much about love and acceptance. After 12 years absence I miss her still.

Because I was still struggling with following my own guidance at the time, I listened to the advice of another and had C euthanized when a massive growth was discovered in her throat. It’s not likely she would have lived much longer as she would have lost the ability to swallow food soon, but she could have had another few weeks. I will never know. What I did realize very shortly after her passing is that I could feel her spirit presence, even a sensation of her jumping on the bed. For many years I dreamed about her and the encounters were mostly positive.

Those dreams took a disturbing turn a few years ago as I had recurring nightmares of C being left alone in an empty apartment without food or water for months at a time. Always I would “wake up” inside the dream with this information and would frantically try to find her, only fully waking when I was on the verge of panic, realizing that she was gone. I could not figure out what this meant and no matter how often I worked on the astral to try and understand, the dreams continued.

A few weeks ago, the dreams became even more intense and much more disturbing. Instead of being left without food, I dreamed that C was being chased, beaten up, and horribly tortured. Once I found her as she was running and she leaped into my arms with joy, then back to running from the things that chased her. Not long after this, I began dreaming that B was subject to the same torture. I could not stand this any more.

I realized that the dark ones were trying to get to me through animals, for whom I have a special place in my heart. A few times they tried to attach entities to me disguised as cuddly animals that became something else. Once some helpful light beings simply removed them from my body for me. Using animals to get to me was bad enough. To use my beloved ones in such a way was completely intolerable.

The weekend before the Summer Solstice, I decided to try something radical. I found the energy body/presence of my dear cat friend, and recognized that the torture she was being subjected to was an attempt to turn her little awakening soul into a mindless “entity” that could be used to hurt me. There didn’t seem to be much of her left. I resolved to take what I could find and bring her into my heart center, holding her there in that energy, increasing the vibration with the energy until the dark was gone. I told her she was safe, and kept repeating that mantra throughout the day, feeling her warm “body” curled up inside my heart chakra. I’d been doing a lot of heart chakra work the last several months and felt that it was sufficiently robust to serve as a portal to both connect her to her positive life experience and “portal out” the darkness that was tormenting her.

After the first day, I went to bed meditating on safety and the image of a beautiful tree blossomed into my mind’s eye. I envisioned low branches easy to reach for cat or human, and a lovely platform built onto a sturdy lower branch from which we could sit and look around us. A hammock seemed a nice addition, as well as a flat area with a cushion and pillows. The tree is broad and very strong, surrounded by a sloping field of wild flowers and grasses. Nearby a crystal clear brook runs toward a valley between mountain peaks, and a mountain is behind us. Other trees are near ours, equally easy to reach for climbing if needed. The flowers are edible as is the grass, and they satisfy every hunger. The sun is always shining and the air is crisp and clear.

After two days of these constant meditations, I went back to check on C, and she was no longer the small cat of 17 years co-habitation, but a beautiful and regal lioness, resting comfortably on one of the upper tree limbs. She communicated to me telepathically, thanking me for aiding in her healing. We forgave each other for all past wrongs, and allowed love to heal all breaches. I asked her if she could now give me her true name, and she said it was not yet time (I got the same answer when she was alive). I asked her if she would agree to serve as guardian of this place so that I could bring other animal souls here where they would be safe. She agreed.

I’ve since brought B to our Golden Grove. I invite you to bring any of those animal souls that you feel need healing and safety as well. All are welcome in the Light.

Blessings

Alchemy

Sometimes the guidance we seek or pray for is missed. There are many possible reasons for this, including our programmed tendencies to self-blame. Part of receiving guidance includes learning to trust the timing  not only of its arrival, but of our “putting the pieces together.”

A most beautiful alignment occurred these past few weeks in the coming together of many threads of discussions and contemplations, past and present. The guidance sought was not being missed at all – it was beautifully Present. My “putting it together” was part of the process – we each and collectively are the weaver, and the cloth woven.

Because it is so gentle and open….open in a way to ensure that we are always acting according to our freewill/individual sovereignty…we sometimes miss that help we have asked for by not recognizing it for what it is. I am nearing the end of a cycle where I am ridding myself of old paradigm “spiritual” programming that was necessarily heavy-handed energetically. The new paradigm is one where we can use a much lighter touch, and we can give ourselves over to receiving rather than having to work so hard to achieve what we used to think of as spiritual goals.

What a relief! Isn’t it?

One of the tasks that I chose to undertake this lifetime is the reason for the title of this post. “Alchemy” is a word with a lot of mystical and sometimes dark baggage. Of course we only have to carry what we elect to pick up and take with us. A good reminder.

My past has afforded considerable experience with the dark side of things – through familial connections, cabal manipulations, and interference from those who did and did not intend well toward me. I have had more than an average share of dark baggage, and a lot of pain on every level.

These things can be shifted not by straining muscles or spending hours in deep meditation, but through the simplest of methods. I realized over the last couple of weeks that every time I touch or recall something of a lower vibration, that just my holding it in my field and turning my own vibration higher was an act of transmutation. It is not a strain or effort, but an act of choice. All of the dark and difficult things that I have lived through can be changed through this alchemy.

This will seem simplistic and ineffectual if one’s focus remains primarily in third density, because in that density, only physical action has permanent impact. But in the higher densities, this action changes everything.

It is a far more powerful thing than we realize, because we are tricked into believing that such acts have no purpose or meaning. This is a crucial understanding that I desire to convey to you as simply as possible – our thoughts and feelings have such incredible value, and every time we engage them in a higher vibrational state, we are become alchemists in truth.

May your efforts bear beautiful fruit!

Namaste.

We Are Free

In the current but diminishing paradigm, there yet remain many and complex layers and machinations designed to distract or block our access to our own sovereignty, to hide the reality of our existence on this world. These mechanisms are so tangled and dimensioned that we could spend many lifetimes trying to understand them, and some of us have. The good news is that you don’t need to understand them to be free of them.

This is the secret the negatives don’t want you to figure out—you don’t need to understand any of it to escape the dark matrix. It might seem obvious, but there are no shortage of programs that work to keep you engaged with them, spending time and energy trying to get free.

One of these is an insidious corruption of our natural vibration of integrity and sense of obligation to community. It manifests in a number of ways, but let us consider the way this corruption can be seen in the differences observed when you look at how the negatives view contracts versus how the positives see them. To the positives, a contract is an agreement between two parties that is entered into with full understanding and awareness, with no hidden agendas or machiavellian twists. In such an agreement, there is full partnership and full trust. There is no fear or even possibility of betrayal.

The dark sees a contract as an unequal partnership engaged in through trickery, but one which once you sign on the dotted line, is as irrevocable as a bill of sale. However, in this transaction, the commodity isn’t land or a car—it’s you.

When you use contract nullifying meditations and statements like these, you will feel the resistance of the dark seeking to prevent it. There will be an assertion of their purported ownership over you, that you do not have the right to escape their designs because you “agreed” to them when you watched that TV program, or that horror movie, or that pornographic film. They will use shame, fear, anger, loss, despair. You find your energy sinking and your field feels like a ball of sludge sinking to the bottom of a very deep ocean.

It is all an illusion, but one that can feel very real. There is no easy way to rise up from those feelings—it can be a very difficult process but I promise you that even the first step taken to leave behind that darkness you will find an even deeper well of help ready for you whenever you ask for it. All it takes is a little bit of faith.

Faith, too, has had its unfortunate day in the Halls of Corruption. This word has been co-opted by the negatives in their twisted labyrinths of fundamentalism, and is not faith at all but another form of compliance, submission and ultimately subjugation. Sometimes the best way to engage these words is to step back from all the cultural conceptions and look at their essence. Once you wash away the sludge you will find that it is a simple and beautiful vibration as clean and clear as a wild violet on a green hillside.

Like the scent of a violet, these concepts can seem elusive to us in the beginning. As we return again to experience them, they become easier to access and we continue to grow in our capacity.

How would a positive, light-oriented individual experience a contractual relationship? As noted above, it would be completely transparent, fully mutual, and wholly equitable in every way. There would be no attempt to by one party to take advantage of the other. Indeed, if one party were struggling to fulfill their obligations, the other party would reach out to assist them, perhaps renegotiating the contract. Such partnerships are always beneficial and work toward the good of all involved.

It is a good idea, then, for those on a path of spiritual growth to end all contracts, known and unknown, with any negative-oriented beings. This includes all contracts that might have been undertaken prior to incarnating, as well as ones we might have entered into before waking up during this current life. We can also release ourselves from the fallacies of karma, which is another system of oppression. Keep in mind that the so-called archons (parasites) refer to themselves as “Lords of Karma”. This is somewhat controversial and has become another issue by which some in the community find themselves in “camps”, artificial divides which some cling to out of a feeling of obligation to belief systems. Always keep in mind that there is no reason one cannot contain all belief systems in oneself, and if you are unsure how this can be so, consider that you may have friends who are Christian and friends who are Muslim, or Hindu, or Atheist, and can converse with any of them easily. Do you not already contain all of that information within? So it is with “belief systems”.

Consider that perhaps you only have “karma” as long as you agree to it. See how that feels to you and what it would mean.

The following is a powerful exercise which I encourage anyone who seeks freedom from the negatives to meditate upon and consider using. It is a Declaration of Freedom written by COBRA that many have found to be very helpful and effective.

“In the name of I am that I am, I, [YOUR FULL NAME], in the name of divine soul presence that I am, in the name of all ascended beings of light, in the name of the Galactic Confederation, in the name of the Galactic center, I decree and command to cancel and nullify all my past, present and future contracts and agreements made between any part of my being and the dark forces. All these contracts and agreements and all their consequences are now completely erased from my reality. I am now free; all the karma of my whole being is now erased as well.

“I am a free sovereign being of light, from now until eternity.

“So be it, and so it is.”

Try using this Declaration in a meditative space, and sit with it for a while. Watch how it interacts in your field. Allow that sense of freedom to spread beyond your personal bounds and out into the wider world. Imagine it seeping into the ground, flowing with the water, flying through the air. Imagine a World that is truly and completely Free, ushering in the New Paradigm of freedom and abundance for all beings.

Namaste.

The Thing We Fear

…is not death. Not really. Millions face death every day and we find our peace with that, because death is not an end.

What we really fear is Becoming. We see it as a vast unknown, terrifying and empty of all that is familiar and grounding and safe. We sense a landscape but cannot see it. We long to cling to the objects and experiences that have feathered our nests and given us a kind of warmth, even if that nest has been polluted with the detritus of another’s ill intent and the corpses of memories that cause us pain.

We would rather hold onto pain than to step into a reality where we fear we will lose ourselves.

Some have misinterpreted this as a fear of success. Consider that what we fear is that if we let go of this illusion that we call existence for a very different type of existence, that we will dissolve and cease to be our essential selves.

This is the lie that is programmed into us so that we will only choose to evolve when we can face that fear, with full consciousness, and still say “YES”.

The lie is that we are separate and orphaned, any experience of Source a dim notion on the fringes of reality. It is the idea that our individuality is somehow a pollution of Its purity, and if we wish to return home we must relinquish who we are.

This is so very far from the truth. As far as a Universe is wide. We are intentional and right beings of light, living and experiencing and learning. We are doing exactly what we are meant to do.

The problem is that we are too good at our jobs. We are too good at living in this dimension, in this reality. Too good at making our nest, our reality bubble, our pocket universe. We are so good at it that we can come up with a billion different versions of it, each encased in a separate and individual mind, and all co-exist in truth and reality. The task now is to find our next step in the Journey.

Many say they are ready for it, and eagerly waiting for “ascension powers”. It is the letting go of that which we have made around ourselves, all of the objects and experiences and physical locations that each of us sees as “me”, that becomes more difficult with time. This is why children find it easier to be exceptional than a middle aged person. A child has not lived a lifetime of memories, nor collected a household full of objects to hold them. A life on the upward cycle of such beginnings has not learned to be static, or learned that it has limits. The landscape of our imagination will always be bounded by perceived limits.

Memory can become a prison. Precious things from our past that we hold onto for a variety of reasons are not in themselves bad, but they can become part of the trap. We don’t truly need those things anymore than we truly need those memories, because nothing is lost and nothing is forgotten. All that has ever been is Remembered in the energy that makes up all that there is.

That is not to say that all are called to adopt a loner, vagabond lifestyle. An artificial disconnection would not exempt one from the struggle to let go, and even in an empty existence something of grace will serve to hook one at the crucial moment of choice. Each must find their authentic path.

What is memory? We believe, thanks to the disinformation of our scientific-medical-industrial complex, that memory is something that only exists in our physical brains. It is widely believed that we must play all sorts of games to remember all sorts of information from the minor to the necessary to the sublime.

Consider that Memory is a function of Mind, and the physical brain a type of transportation hub carrying Mind from one strata to the next, to our bodies, and back out again. Some hubs are more efficient than others. Some hubs are better with words and others are better with pictures. There are hubs with 50 stations running simultaneously and others that hum along happily with just a few. And not one hub is “better” than the other. Simply different.

The accumulation of memory in the academic, old paradigm style becomes a giant construct that we have to carry. It reminds me of the scene in the movie, Labyrinth, where the heroine is “piled on” by a seemingly well-meaning being carrying their house on their backs until she begins to resemble them. Just in time, her awareness kicks in and she stops the process before it is too late.

In much the same way, we are given the opportunity to evaluate and let go of things that we do not need at many junctures over our lifetime. Everyone is given glimpses into the Source Record where everything that we will ever need to know is retained. I feel that is one of the rules of this Journey, but this is my intuition rather than direct knowledge.

Perhaps you have had moments contemplating what ascension might mean for you. What will existence be like should such a thing occur? Everyone has moments of doubt and misgivings, and that is part of the process, too. Through contemplation we receive the answers we need at each stage of the journey. It really is okay to trust the process.

What do any of these things mean for each of us? It truly is an unknown landscape and the clincher is that we don’t get to have a preview. We can only take the leap when we Believe we are ready to do so.

It gets easier each time we try.

Namaste.

Can Free Will Be Bypassed?

Many who are on the Path understand the basic law of this paradigmatic reality, i.e., the Law of Free Will. Within this law is a wide leeway and latitude for its employment, a latitude which, some might argue, has suffered extraordinary manipulation and subversion by certain oppositional forces who wish humanity ill.

The larger picture is that we, and our planet, have been used for many thousands of years as a farm for negative emotion. This energy is used as a food source by beings who have converted their spiritual matrix to a parasitic nature. These beings, though mighty, have made themselves into much lesser beings through this Choice. And while these beings are on their way out, we have adapted to a co-existence with them.

What it means for us is that we are caught in an elaborate web of diversion, subversion, trickery, and maladaptation of our free will complex in order to “willingly” provide ourselves as a food source for these beings. However, it would seem that they have broken the Prime Directive of free will and used our basic biological and sociological constructs against us, knowingly and maliciously created elaborate constructs to bypass our free will completely, employing loopholes to claim we made a free will choice to be enslaved.

We’re a communal species who are hard-wired for cooperation. This means that we possess a kind of substrate or functional operational ground that requires a complexity of interpersonal relationships in order to function as we are optimally intended. In order for a three-dimensional, physical being who may be only mildly psychic (intuition) to maintain complex interpersonal relationships with larger numbers of other 3D beings, we must have an immense capacity for trust. This capacity goes far beyond what beings in 4D and above experience because of our experience of the Veil.

Trust is not a bad thing – it is an immensely good thing! So please do not hear these statements as a condemnation of trust, or admonition to become more cynical. The opposite is what we need. Refusing to engage in anger or in fear are also extremely important.

These manipulators are using an imposed operating system that functions on the etheric plane and in some ways the astral as well, sometimes a combination of both. It is important to remember that this does not make us victims, but makes us open to certain vulnerabilities. Those who created these oppressive systems are playing a very long game to create slaves who could be exploited over several waves or aeons.

If it were simply a work exchange program where humanity was given the gift of potentiated ascension in exchange for a few generations worth of work, as this enslavement is sometimes billed, this would be within a bound of function which might be acceptable were there no other methods for achieving it. But this is not the case – we were being set up to serve as an entirely different form of slavery, one where our emotional energy would be manipulated into darkly negative conduits and farmed as food for negative, advanced beings.

This will sound outrageous to some, but less so perhaps than it might have 20 years ago. That is because our people have been undergoing preparation for a very public and very global disclosure of our true origins and the many non-terrestrial races that interact with us here. Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been popularized and spread to everyone within reach of the technology to watch them. The idea of the “alien among us” has been made commonplace for a reason. It is the rare human who is not prepared for such an event as global disclosure.

It has been argued that humanity has given tacit agreement to its exploitation by not consciously refusing same. I do not believe we can understand this term only in a 3D frame of thinking. While it is true that during the time of our pre-birth we as pure energetic beings can see what is going on, once we incarnate fully, that ability is more than a little dimmed because of the Veil between our physical and etheric bodies. Further, the indoctrination of children begins as soon as they are born, effectively preventing them from retaining their pre-birth awareness and apprehension of the game, establishing another kind of veil.

This game is made deliberately complex, far beyond the comprehension of 99.99% of the surface population. This complexity is multi-faceted, hiding its many moving components across multiple dimensions. Even to the fully matured mind of an experienced meditator, it can be difficult to grasp.

As noted above, humans are hard-wired to trust. In practical terms this means that we will trust our parents, peers, and community implicitly, because our brains are structured to ensure this. It has been the oft-asserted lie that we are by nature competitive rather than cooperative because such a lie serves the ends of those power elites who run the world systems on behalf of the beings who use us as a food source. By indoctrinating us with the competition meme, they ensure that we trust the rulers more than we trust each other.

This is the pivotal point where our free will is in effect over-ridden by the ones who claim to be utilizing a loophole in the law and that we are “choosing” our own oppression. A choice between oppression/slavery and death is not a choice. No one can consent to their own torture.

The ability to discern and choose has been hampered at a very young age for all of us, but the consequences vary for women and men. Since that programming has built into it both cloaking mechanisms and diversionary fields, it has been very difficult for the average person to breakthrough the barrier to understanding.

There have been profound changes in our planet’s energy fields over the last several years, and this difficulty is easing tremendously. I will write more about this in an upcoming blog, but the link above will give you some background.

It is truly through the diligent and committed work of clearing our field and of meditation that we learn how to hear the voice of our Higher Self, without censure or filter. Learning to spot and disable the filters and programs inserted into our individual and collective matrix is part of the important effort to free ourselves, individually and collectively, from these “control” systems.

These are the hard truths – each of us must choose to exit the systems on our own. We must individually choose to no longer be exploited, or to do the exploiting. We must refuse to participate in the systems that profit on exploitation. We must refuse to accept the fear that pressures us into compliance. The stakes are very high, and the battle the most worthy one of all.

Namaste.

Economic Collapse is Neither Necessary Nor Inevitable

It is one of the many tricks played on us that the only way an economy behaves is via boom and bust modalities. Exuberant success or abysmal failure. We have been conditioned to see things in binary, that all solutions are oriented to either/or and there are no alternative perspectives that hold validity or effectiveness. This is simply not true, and even the most hypnotized can comprehend the myriad of examples proving same.

Pause for a moment and observe within the past those times when anxiety or fear has obliterated all options save for two. This fear programming is part of the larger menu of control mechanisms by which we are herded into a psychic abattoir. We call these fear mechanisms a “self fulfilling prophecy” but it is much more than this. Indeed, calling it “self-fulfilling” puts all of the burden of the fear and its results on the one being manipulated, rather than accounting for the ones doing the manipulation.

While it is true that there are self-fulfilling mechanisms, look closer at the words. “Self fulfill”, as in, self-oriented, as in, making others invisible. Such a mechanism is contrary to the energetic by which we grow spiritually, to wit, service to others, or cooperation with others. It subverts our free will into a victim orientation, implying that our own ability to manifest is somehow primarily employed in our own degradation, and that such an operation is inevitable because we are too sheep-like to do otherwise.

By keeping us focused on the ideology of collapse, which is what the money system of the cabal is actually predicated upon, it diverts our innovative energies away from all the things that we could be doing to safely and effectively transition from a diseased, exploitative system to a wholistic and beneficial commerce construct. It is the fallacy that the only way we can move from one to another is to destroy ourselves. See the fear mechanism for what it is – a method of keeping you from doing anything other than following the herd to the slaughter.

To transition away from what is harming us only requires opening the mental energies away from the fear. This means replacing the harmful thoughtforms with positive ones. As more and more people do this, solutions will bubble up that we hadn’t considered before. You will understand that barter has been demonized as a method of commerce (though it has been a more effective method of interacting in the conduit of “commerce”) and then presented as the only alternative to capitalism. Why do we need either system?

Remember that when you feel the urge to ridicule blindly, without thought, this is evidence of interference in your perceptual mechanism. There will be many inventive solutions and these should be employed immediately to ease the challenges of transition away from the harmful systems we currently use.

Much of what those with money consider necessities are not really necessary at all. Consumerism is a disease and everyone is affected by it in some way, even the most enlightened among us. The only true “collapse” will be an end of the system of consumerism which was created as a population control mechanism during the era of the Robber Barons, which means longer than anyone has been alive today. Because of this, we have become accustomed to accepting it as our status quo without question. While many have pushed back against it, often it remains within an ideology that all of these things are needed to have a rich human experience. The disease of hoarding is one of the ways that we can observe how consumerism and “thing needing” corrupt our psyche, but you can see it as well among those who will budget for expensive tech rather than bothering to think about the dozens of people they could feed if they contributed to a food bank instead.

But this is a 3D explanation. Each must consistently work to put forth their needs to the universe in order to see them manifest. The clearer we remain, the better the manifestation.

The more people who begin opening their minds to the abandonment of the false construct of money, the sooner we will be liberated from it. Persons not hypnotized by the system are needed to move us away from it. The hope is that you will join our growing numbers.

Namaste.

Tug of War and the Reservoir of Working Knowledge

Throughout a 3D existence there will be many opportunities to experience polarity and seemingly unresolveable tensions. These tensions will be most often experienced in arguments between two seemingly opposing points of view. As any who experience dimensions of awareness, however momentarily, that include dimensions beyond a polarity know, there is always a third point of view that could immediately resolve the conflict. We sometimes call it “compromise” but this word comes with difficult baggage, usually in the form of one or both sides becoming obligated to both hold their intransigent stance while sacrificing something they do not wish to sacrifice. This is the essence of the word “compromise” in our modern lexicon which values power above all other attributes.

In other dimensions or densities, these polarities cease to exist altogether.

In reality, the easiest way to end a tug of war is not to “compromise” or to win it. The easiest and most effective way to end a game of tug of war is to cut the rope. What this means in practical terms is not what one might immediately conclude, namely that the key is mutual destruction or obliteration of warring factions by a third party. In fact quite the opposite. If you cut the rope, everyone falls on their backsides and all observing has a good laugh. Why? Because the game of tug of war is absurd and engaging in it is a waste of time and energy.

Providing this visual image as a sort of ending of dangerous hostilities by a comedic gesture – also offers a key to seeing our paradigm from another dimension. By doing so, your mind has been opened to a possibility that you had not previously considered. It should be clear that I am not endorsing the creation of comedic scenarios and “punking”. I leave it to you to ascertain the true scope and dimensions of what this analogy means as an exercise in creative thinking.

This example will itself become an example of a higher order of thinking. Consider that non-terran races have a very different understanding of the possibilities of human experience and human resolution of experience than we do largely because their interface with existence is itself limited by a much smaller range of experience, what I am calling here the Reservoir of Working Knowledge. Working knowledge is a principle that, at a lower level, we sometimes refer to as an individual’s tool kit, a phrase that is often employed in corporate-speak.

In that frame, a “tool kit” is the combination of personal skills and tools available in an individual’s role at a company. For lower level employees the tools will be considerably smaller than the executive level, and so on, but combined with their personal skills the working knowledge increases or diminishes depending upon those skills. This tool kit becomes their operating reality at the company, and encompasses both their options and their capacity to employ them. It is important to understand that “tool kit” is a misnomer as the experience covers more than simply tools themselves.

In another scenario, the scope – depth, breadth, height…think dimensionality…more than 3D – of your working knowledge could be described as having a small or robust menu of choices. “Menu” here is a pun. It can apply to a restaurant or a software program. The restaurant application should be obvious. But if one uses the term as a software metaphor, the meaning greatly expands. Consider the difference between the rather small menu of the program called Paint, and the robust menu of options available in Adobe Photoshop. While both are image manipulation programs, Paint is comically limited in comparison to Photoshop. There are options so vast in Photoshop that it is unlikely an individual will employ them all, nor master or fully grasp the entirety of their usage unless that individual themselves created the software. Even then, a user might find new ways to employ the options that the creator never thought of, which can in practice transcend the program knowledge of the person who wrote the program.

This exponential understanding of the Reservoir of Working Knowledge can begin to provide a glimpse into the truly remarkable nature of Terran ingenuity and innovation, and why it is so highly coveted. Solutions to seemingly intractable scenarios like the one I provided above is one example of innovative thinking. We call it “out of the box” for a reason. A true “box” has 6 sides and no door or lid, so how to we leave it? How is it that we are capable of thinking “outside of the box” when it encompasses what seems to be the entirety of reality? It requires fourth dimensional thinking. This is not what makes us unique as all beings on an ascendant path achieve this thinking. I am simply pointing out the deeper meaning of the metaphor.

The depth/height/breadth of human capacity is more than what it appears, because there are quantum folds within it that are not readily apparent. One can think of the brain as a metaphor for this expression, but should always keep in mind (pun) that the map is not the territory. Many years ago after sharing a physically expressed energetic experience with a room of fellow travellers, done without words, I spoke a simple truth: “I am not my body. You are my body.” These words reflected the reality that Mind is greater than the boundaries of the physical container, and that Mind itself contains the physical container. As we continue to explore what this concept means for us personally, we grow our perception of Mind into new dimensions that more properly align with its reality. This growth will, as a side effect, contain the kernel that allows us to employ our past skill sets into new dimensions of experience, enfolding the old within the ever-growing capacity of the new. This is the birth of innovation, its activating leading edge, the inception of invention and revolution. Study this well, for in incorporation embodiment of this capacity lies the solution to breaking all prisons.

Namaste.

Receiving and Walls

In our modern world, we are pushed every day to achieve and “go somewhere”. Indeed, we’re not fulfilling our role in society unless we are breathlessly busy every waking minute! The pressure to achieve is so great that we are not given even a moment of time to ask why this pressure exists, or what “achieve” actually means. And this pressure is growing because of economic factors that make it increasingly difficult to provide the basic necessities for ourselves. For those who do not struggle with providing the basics, there is the added pressure of performing as a technological being, to purchase the latest and greatest gadget and be up-to-date on the most recent advances in a technological paradigm.

If one were to ponder this, one might begin to think that this is deliberate. That there is some power at work behind the scenes striving to keep humans from Knowing who we really are. It is an interesting contemplation to consider, perhaps even an important one. Filling our lives with busy-ness and noise serves to keep us disconnected from ourselves, from each other and nature, filled with distractions and negative energy. Such an environment creates many impediments to Receiving.

What is Receiving? This is not simply the act of holding out your hands and letting another place something in them, but it is important to remember that happy feeling you had when this occurred in your childhood. Remember the smile that would transform you and shoot little sparks of joy through your small body. Remember the way it made you want to laugh and dance when somebody handed you a small present. At the time, it was not about the gathering of things or greed or hoarding. It was not about the consumption of useless junk. Such moments were the experience of joy one feels when one is loved, and the outward expression of it that is not in the thing given, but in the Giver and the one Receiving.

As we get older, we are told that nobody is going to give us things unless it is through an obligatory construct, such as expected birthdays and holidays. It is because these things have become obligatory that we sometimes avoid people on birthdays and holidays. We don’t want anyone to oblige us into gifting! That would be terrible. Our responsibilities and demands are already stressful, and adding to them would make our heads explode! At least, this is what we believe, because we experience the feeling of overwhelm and stress on a daily basis so long as we abide within the dark matrix.

To cope with such stress, we learn to build Walls. In our childhood, it is through exclusion and prejudice. We are trained to feel bias toward from certain people, and the patterns are input into our programs, where they become fundamental to our being. As we get older, and our natural aversion to status quo as pre-teens kicks in, these programs can lead to bullying and great harm. Sexism, racism, classism become the realities we face daily. Here the promise of harmful programs begins to bear deadly fruit, and humans begin to show the warping that toxic social structures intend. It seems impossible to uproot this evil fruit.

In order to maintain these unnatural and toxic patterns, more walls have to be built. Just as the natural forest cannot be contained into a proper English garden without careful planning, tending, and construction, so is the healthy human consciousness. We are beautifully wired for a deeply cooperative and empathetic society where there would be no conflict or wars, should we be allowed to develop naturally. Without toxic intervention, we are so much more than aggression, terror, and avarice. The bad programming is so insidious that once immersed within it, one believes that his/her basic nature contains these terrible things. How clever this long game has been to convince us that we are bad.

When good people believe at their root that they are actually bad, and must follow harsh laws in order to mitigate their innate evil, they become very easy to manipulate and control. The key to understanding what is “bad” is very simple: do our intentions and actions negatively impact others? This is all we need consider to break the cycle, and why maintaining a Wall that prevents you from conscious responsibility is important in controlling you.

Because these walls are unnatural to us, and so disruptive to the way we are naturally configured, we have to build more walls to cope with them. Slowly, over time, it becomes more difficult to function according to our true natures. For those who have experienced greater levels of abuse in this system, it is difficult to experience a moment of joy in true gifting. One may find that the energy body has shifted and receiving can feel very foreign. Even the flow of energy changes from flow to a kind of pre-emptive aggression, pushing our energy outside of ourselves in yet another type of Wall.

Imagine a scenario where you are outside on a beautiful twilight evening. It is warm and pleasant with a cool breeze. The lawn you sit upon is green and fragrant with recent cutting. You are alone where you sit in a beautiful park surrounded by hundreds of people who are similarly enjoying the evening. All of you are there to hear a magnificent symphony played by a world renowned orchestra. The event is free, and refreshments have been provided to everyone. Every face around you is smiling, or engaged in conversation with friends, or rapturously soaking in the beautiful music.

What are you feeling? Are you happy? Are you fluctuating between moments of happiness punctuated by moments of worrying about this or that thing that you believe requires your attention? Are you distressed because you are there without friends? Are you checking your cell phone for text messages? Did you bring a book so that you wouldn’t be embarrassed by your solitude in a crowd? Do you close your eyes in meditation so that people will think you are someone who is above all of this and won’t judge you for being alone?

I think that we have all been there at some point, hitting one or more of our Walls. And this is okay. It’s human. The exercise is intended, not as a life lesson, but as an opportunity.

One can shift this energy by Remembering how to Receive. By consciously opened up the energy body and allowing the riches of the moment to flow into us, leaving the notions of what we do or don’t deserve behind, we can dissolve those Walls.

There can be a poverty that comes from being extraordinarily gifted souls who are forced into a deeply toxic paradigm where we are told we must be closed off from others and our environment. Learning what gives us the ability to release those walls is an important endeavor toward regaining our sense of Wholeness.

In the example, it is more than listening to the beautiful music, or smelling the grass, or drinking a beverage. It is the practice of allowing the entire experience to penetrate and fill you with its energy, taking down the barriers between you and your experience of being human. In such an exercise, we are breaking the laws imposed on us to remain aloof, selfish, and disconnected from those around you.

To Receive means that we have to Feel. It means we have to do the most dangerous thing of all – to become larger than we think we are capable of Becoming. You that you are greater and more important than you know, because you are a necessary component of the Greater Consciousness. This isn’t something that you have to work toward or strive to achieve – it is already a component of our Truth. But when we live such a small existence inside of tightly controlled walls, it seems impossible. To experience a Larger Life and Receive the immensity of it, we must find great strength within ourselves.

This strength is something that we must learn over time, and via a longer journey, whereby we realize that it is something we also already possess. The lessons can be very difficult during this process of Discovering, but they are ultimately worth it. Just as we must work to enlarge a muscle, so we must work to become more and more comfortable with Opening to Receive. You can find Moments throughout your day to practice this, be it a nice scenario like the one I described, or a less pleasant one such as a public transit train station or a boring office meeting. These are very valid places to learn how to be Open to the world around you, and to begin to recognize that you are part of something Greater.

Remember the joy of receiving you experienced in childhood, and allow that joy to suffuse your practice. Those moments of joy are part of your toolkit for life, and deserve to be employed as often as possible. Use them in joy and peace.

Namaste.

Presence

Ponder these questions…

What do you feel?

What do you see?

When you walk on the beach at night
And the moon is shining on the water
Filling your heart with yearning

            That is me.

When you’re driving down the road
And notice something strange
Something out of place that you don’t understand
Causing a break, a moment of doubt
In your mind

            That is me.

When you go about your normal life
Walking the same steps you’ve always known
And find a moment of clarity, when
A deep awareness and presence
Surprises you
Into a fuller self

            That is me.

If my words
Cause you fear or discomfort
Take that pain to your breast
Like a small lost child
And let love dissolve you,
Gently pulling away the veil of your misgivings

            That is me.

Aletheia

In ancient Greek, the word “Aletheia” means “truth”. But there is a higher spiritual connotation than the word carries with it today. In American English, “truth” is generally understood as “that which isn’t false or un-true”, a reflection in negative, rather than direct experience in the positive or nominative expression of the word.

This is likely because of long efforts to disengage the populace from a direct experience of reality in favor of a highly controlled paradigm, one with rulers that would be palatable to a people raised on stories of liberty and freedom. Those long efforts are becoming visible to an increasing number of people and some are speaking out. But resistance is not enough. We have to Reconnect with the direct experience that gives us Lived Truth, rather than intellectual comprehension alone.

Truth is a vibratory state, a frame of being and understanding beyond a calculation of facts or figures. Truth carries a Knowing that is often ineffable and cannot be expressed by facts or figures. This is why Truth must be experienced, and why it is difficult to use verbal language to convey this. We can use metaphors like “breathing” or “vibrating” but because American English is now so literal these concepts approach the laughable instead of the ineffable. This is by design. Removing the poetry from our thinking processes has also left us bereft of what is numinous and wondrous about human existence. A people without the numinous become a people without Hope. People without hope are much easier to control.

Aletheia is not my name, but it is the name I am using to share Truth to you in this form. The Journey we share is more than experience or words. It is the foundation of something that all beings are on this planet to accomplish. No one is going to do that work for you – the entire point of Becoming is that you yourself must Become. It is you who must find the connection and make it. The good news is that the connection is readily available and in plain sight. All you must do is reach out your hand, open your mind, disengage the toxic thought patterns that drag you into wastefulness, and breathe.

We have been waiting for you for oh so long.